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Comic-Con 2018: Recap Plus Pictures and Posters From The Convention!!!

Jason Mamoa in Aquaman
Comic-Con 2018 has come and gone, and while we got some good trailers out of it, the convention is probably more remarkable for who wasn’t there.  For a San Diego Comic-Con, this is the lightest news and trailer weekend of any in recent memory.  Warner Brothers and DC Comics pretty much had the weekend to themselves, though the biggest news of the weekend, arguably, came out of Marvel & Disney as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired right before his scheduled appearance in light of offensive tweets from the filmmaker’s past.  The DCEU was rebranded “The Worlds of DC” and the first trailers for Shazam and Aquaman debuted as well as new trailers for DC’s six live-action TV series.  I thought the best trailers of the weekend were Glass and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  I was really excited to hear that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning for a proper send-off (finally!).  I think my favorite story out of SDCC 2018 though was Marvel running a grief counseling booth for people still traumatized by the end of Avengers: Infinity War (you can read more here).  The convention was also lighter on posters and promo art than years past, but I’ve put together a gallery of the best below.  See you next year, San Diego! Continue reading Comic-Con 2018: Recap Plus Pictures and Posters From The Convention!!!

Top 10: Opening Movie Sequences

Lights down.  Film rolls.  Movie starts.  A director has a limited amount of time, especially in the ADHD world we live in today, to whack audiences between the eyes and grab their attention for the rest of their film.  Looper has put together a list of the 10 best opening sequences of all-time (the list appears to be a few years old).  You can’t argue with The Godfather, The Dark Knight, or Rear Window.  I’m not sure there aren’t better examples of an astounding opening sequence though than Hustle and Flow or Halloween, for example.  I think the list is a good jumping-off point for conversation more than I think Looper did a fantastic, impeccable job assembling the greatest opening scenes of all-time.  Patton was one that jumped immediately to my mind.  What, after reviewing Looper’s choices, are some films you feel should have made this list?

Marlon Brando and James Caan in The Godfather

Complete List of Achievements/Trophies for Costume Quest 2


One of the most criminally overlooked games of the last generation was the all-ages RPG Costume Quest.  Basically, you and your friends roam the neighborhood, collecting different costumes and using those costume’s abilities to defeat monsters there to snack on oblivious adults.  Or let the monsters eat the stupid adults.  It’s all about choices, people.  Costume Quest 2 is out now for download so get to it!

There are 18 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

Flippity Flaps 50
Used the Pterodactyl Costume to flap 10 flappy things
The Clown That Honked 1000 Ships 50
Used the clown horn 1000 times (1)
Assault and Bashery 50
Bashed 10 Monster Patrols
Krono Trigger 50
Defeated Kronoculus and his Kronys
Counter Feat 50
Defeated Ophirion
Fashionista 50
Tried on 5 different costumes
Candy Cornucopia 50
Collected over 4 thousand candies
Cryptozoologist 50
Found the Wolfman
Cosmonaut 50
Found the Solar System
Breakdance Broker 50
Got the liberty kids to bust a move
Quest Love 50
Completed all quests in the game
Gathering the Magic 50
Used every costume special in combat
Creepy Card Shark 50
Tried every Creepy Treat Card in combat
Hallo-winners 100
Restored the timeline to save Halloween
Beating Crow 50
Mastered all combat techniques from Corvus
Mod Culture 50
Upgraded 3 costumes
Hardcorn Mode 100
Finished the game having fought every battle with Candy Corn in your party (1)
45 Card Pickup 50
Collected all Creepy Treat Cards

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Batman Makes Classic Halloween Movie Moments Better

Pistol Shrimps is at it again; proving the timeless truism that Batman improves all movie scenes.  Even ones from Halloween.  Hope it brings you a smile on a Monday.

Trailer Time: Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones International Trailer (2014)

Another trailer out for the Paranormal Activity spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which will hit theaters in January 2014.  Paranormal Activity 5, which hopefully will be a lot better than the Kinect commercial that was Paranormal Activity 4, is scheduled for the old Halloween slot for the franchise in October 2014.  I have no idea what to expect from this as I have no idea what the random scene in a Mexican 7-11 was doing at the end of PA4.  I’m fairly bright.  It’s a horror series based on built tension and things moving on their own.  I appreciate the mythology and plot spun in the first three films, but it got away from them in the fourth film and spinning off more rabbit trails probably isn’t the best way to get back on course.  On the upside, all Kinect owners now feel like the finally got their money’s worth on the device as a demon detector.

Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones