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Comic-Con 2017: Charlize Theron & ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Movie Review)

I guess for the past couple of years now Entertainment Weekly has put on a Women Who Kick-Ass Panel at Comic-Con International.  This year’s panel featured a single woman, Charlize Theron, showcasing her most recent work Atomic Blonde, which dropped in theaters this week finally and her involvement in Fate of the Furious and one of my personal favorites Mad Max: Fury Road.  This year Entertainment Weekly senior writer Sara Vilkomerson was chosen to sit down with Theron in front of a captive Saturday Hall H crowd that was just rendered speechless by the previous panel, the Justice League.  While I wasn’t impressed with the lack of enthusiasm and knowledge  Vilkomerson employed in her interview of Theron, the latter woman wowed me a lot.  She’s beautiful, yes.  However, she’s also very humble and gracious, but make no mistake about it you don’t want to pick a fight with her.  The proud mother went into detail regarding the endless, grueling hours of training she endured for her role in Atomic Blonde as well as the injuries she was subjected to.  I mean good God she clenched her teeth so hard that she broke two of them.  I wouldn’t mess with a woman like that.  LOL. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Charlize Theron & ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Movie Review)’


Comic-Con 2017: Netflix’s Stranger Things Hall H Panel

Saturday brought us wonderful Marvel and Warner Bros. Hall H panels covered in detail here and here, but perhaps my third most favorite one was Netflix’s Stranger Things.  If you’re unfamiliar with the show and you’re my age, it’s your childhood!  It’s a pop culture phenomenon.  In this Hall H panel we were treated to an in-depth discussion of the series, the journey to Season 2 and never-before-seen footage of what’s to come this October.  They replayed the latter twice as the crowd erupted in wild roar both times.  We even had a surprise guest take the microphone for a question to the onstage cast.  Justice for Barb was also finally served.  New faces in Season 2 include Paul Reiser.  The rest of the cast, young and old, is just as likable in person as their onscreen counterparts on the show are.  Now all I want to know is where’s the Season 1 Blu-ray release?  Ha ha.  Check out all our exclusive photos of the Hall H panel down below. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Netflix’s Stranger Things Hall H Panel’


Comic-Con 2017: HBO’s Westworld Hall H Panel

HBO’s Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season this past December and is currently in production filming things for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name.   Saturday’s Hall H cast panelists included Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard.  The panel was moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.

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Why So Blu Crew Recaps Comic-Con with Out Now with Aaron and Abe Podcast

I don’t often post episodes of Out Now with Aaron and Abe, the podcast I co-host weekly, but this was a special event. Given that a few members of the Why So Blu crew were at Comic-Con this year, it seemed right to record an episode where we could gather everyone’s thoughts about this year’s convention. So I was joined by Brian White, Jordan Grout, and Bron Anderson, along with my lovely girlfriend, Ana Bosch, as we dove into a discussion concerning the various panels, footage and more seen in sunny San Diego this year. In this episode, you’ll find us all talking about Marvel, Warner Brothers, Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Kingsman, The Walking Dead, Westworld, Gifted, Laika and so much more. Despite recording late at night, after a long day, we all had a lot of fun going over our experiences, despite being tired. So please listen in and enjoy.

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Comic-Con 2017: Marvel’s Hall H Panel

Marvel Comic-Con 2017 Hall HI’m a tad biased since I’m completely smitten by the DCEU movie universe as evident over here, but that doesn’t mean I have blinders on either.  Marvel’s Hall H Comic-Con panel may not have been as energetic, technology embracing or even as fun as the presentation put on by Warner Bros. that same day, but it’s ultimately the quality of the trailers on display that count.  That much I cannot dispute as Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War all look incredible.  So rather than splitting this panel out into three separate posts, which it easily could be, I want to cover them in order below as they happened on the Hall H stage in front of the captive 6,000 plus patrons in attendance.  We waited all day to see this footage and I don’t think anyone left that Hall H with the slightest look of disappointment on their faces.  Come on!  I’ll show you around! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Marvel’s Hall H Panel’


Comic-Con 2017: Basking In The After Glow Of Hall H’s Justice League

Justice League Hall H Comic-Con 2017I’d be lying if I said the Justice League Hall H presentation wasn’t my most anticipated panel of Comic-Con 2017, because it so is!  I didn’t even mind that much when Disney recently said Star Wars would be absent this year.  Whatever!  As long as Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher were sitting front and center in front of the captive audience of 6,000 plus with me in attendance that’s all that truly matters.  Honestly, I never thought I would ever say that before either.  Up until last year Star Wars has been my life, but not anymore.  There’s a 6-member elite team (yes I said 6) that stole my heart and has commanded my undivided attention ever since last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  That’s the film that kicked all of this off within me.  The majority of critics didn’t get it, but every time I sit down with it (19 times now), Batman v Superman just keeps getting better and better.  I know what you’re thinking.  I’m crazy right?  Well I probably am, but I have yet to be diagnosed as so.  Therefore, I am not! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017: Basking In The After Glow Of Hall H’s Justice League’


SDCC 2017: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom

Comic-Con 2017Nickelodeon Offers First Look at Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom.  The panel’s sneak peeks included: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom trailer and clip, highlighting the upcoming stop-motion special, premiering October 2017, and a first look at Boo-Kini Bottom’s spookiest citizen, the Flying Dutchman in stop-motion.

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SDCC 2017: Justice League

Comic-Con 2017Jason Momoa came crashing down from the back of Hall H down the aisles, high-fiving fans along the way. People went absolutely crazy for this. When he finally got on stage, moderator Chris Hardwick said, “makes sense that you’re Aquaman, because everyone is super wet right now.” It was a funny and exciting way to begin a really great Justice League panel.

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SDCC 2017: Blade Runner 2049

Comic-Con 2017The Hall H 180 screens continued today with Blade Runner 2049. After a run down of what happened with Deckard and what has happened to society since 2019 (I won’t spoil it), Jared Leto came onstage and began discussing the future and what Blade Runner means to him. After he was done, he disappeared, revealing that we had been watching a hologram the entire time. Pretty amazing.

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SDCC 2017: The Gifted Extended Sneak Peek

Comic-Con 201720th Century Fox began creating stories in the X-men universe for television last year with the outstanding and surreal “Legion” on FX. This year they jump to a more mainstream appeal type of show with “The Gifted,” which will debut on Fox this Fall. At Comic Con this year, they brought a sneak peek clip of the upcoming show that laid out the premise, introduced a few characters, and created a good amount of intrigue for what is to come. While it was immediately clear that this isn’t going to be as ambitious as “Legion”, “The Gifted” has the right elements to be a success.

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Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory returned to San Diego Comic-Con yesterday in Hall H to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel. From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?), we joined folks from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS.  Now let’s talk about this panel! Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: The Big Bang Theory’


Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: The Walking Dead

I completely understand that a lot Walking Dead fans aren’t crazy about Fear The Walking Dead. Fortunately for you then I have you covered with THE Walking Dead Hall H panel at Comic-Com this year. Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel that was supposed to be moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists gathered to discuss the past season, filming the 100th episode and shared some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting this October on AMC TV. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: The Walking Dead’


Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: Fear The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead

I have to admit. Sadly I almost gave up on Fear the Walking Dead after the lackluster second season last year. I was not a fan of it at all. However, my fiancée encouraged and persuaded me to watch the Season Three premiere a few months back. Holy hell! I was instantly hooked as it started off with a bang taking no prisoners. Don’t even get me started on that last sequence for the mid season finale either. It was near perfect the way the ending montage played out against the haunting cover of “Stand by Me,” but I digress. So here we are! It’s Friday! We’re in Hall H at Comic-Con 2017! Does life get any better than this? I don’t know if it does. LOL. Let’s talk some Fear The Walking Dead Comic-Con style now.

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Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: Game of Thrones

I’m King of the North! No, I’m King of the North. Wait! I’m King of the North. Were dwindling down, folks. Who’s going to be King of the North? We shall find out soon, but not at this Comic-Con Hall H panel of course. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones began its seventh season this past July 16th. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Cast panelists in Hall H included Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. The Hall H panel was moderated by a special Westerosian guest. Continue reading ‘Comic-Con 2017 Hall H: Game of Thrones’


SDCC 2017: World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn

Comic-Con 2017Warner Brothers Animation brought the entirety of the new Batman animated film Batman and Harley Quinn to show in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic Con this year. This event included Q&A with a panel of voice actors returning from “Batman: The Animated Series” Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, new voices, for this production, Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Literally a man of hundreds of voice acting credits), as well as writers Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), and Director Sam Liu (“Green Lantern: The Animated Series”). The film feels perfectly like a continuation of the Batman animated TV series with a little bit more PG-13 added in. A great addition to the DC animated oeuvre by any count and likely to be a must own for fans of the animated series when it releases in August.

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SDCC 2017: Psych: The Movie Clip

Comic-Con 2017Psych-O’s called. USA Network answered! PSYCH stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernson reunited at Comic-Con, along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, for a panel and Q&A discussion. In a surprise twist of fate, moderator Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”) announced that his PSYCH character, Mary Lightly, will make a special appearance in the movie. Is he alive or is he dead? We’ve heard it both ways! Fans also got an exclusive first look at the all-new PSYCH: THE MOVIE, enjoyed a pineapple sing-a-long, and joined America’s favorite brofriends Shawn and Gus as they shared their journey back into PSYCH shape.

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SDCC 2017: Outlander

Comic-Con 2017Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017, Starz surprised “Outlander” fans with the world premiere of Season Three by screening episode 301, “The Battle Joined,” written by showrunner Ronald D. Moore and directed by Brendan Maher. The unexpected screening followed the previously announced “Outlander” panel, moderated by actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum. Panelists included: Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield).

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SDCC 2017: Hey Arnold!

Comic-Con 2017Hey Arnold! fans got off their stoops for Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!  Marc Snetiker (Entertainment Weekly) moderated a panel of the series’ classic voice actors Lane Toran (Arnold), Jamil Walker Smith (Gerald), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), and Anndi McAfee (Phoebe), and the new generation of talent featured in the upcoming TV movie—Mason Vale Cotton (Arnold) and Benjamin “Lil’ P-Nut” Flores, Jr. (Gerald). Original series creator Craig Bartlett and composer Jim Lang were also featured on the one-of-a-kind panel, which treated fans to an exclusive first-look clip of the Hey Arnold! TV movie, brand-new character art and more.

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