Batman: Assault on Arkham, is DC’s latest entry in their animated film series. Even though the name of the movie starts with Batman, this is really a Suicide Squad movie that just happens to have Batman in it. The idea of a Suicide Squad movie is actually a good thing, because the idea behind the Suicide Squad is pretty cool. When the government wants a task done, and they don’t care if the operatives live or die, they take captured criminals, put a bomb in their neck and force them to do the job. If they get caught, the bomb goes off. If they refuse to help, the bomb goes off. If they piss off Amanda Waller, the agent in charge of the operation, the bomb goes off. So the Suicide Squad is very motivated to accomplish whatever task they need to regardless of the cost. For the most part this film turned out pretty good.
Just a quick shot here since today has been full of excitement for the new season of Arrow as it is, Colton Haynes, only a few minutes ago posted a picture of himself in his full Arsenal costume to his facebook page, and we think it looks amazing!
Arrow Season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 8th on CW, and that just seems WAY too far away right now…
I’ve said this for the past couple of months, ever since Guardians of the Galaxy started making its presence known with the media, this has been some of the best promotions and marketing I’ve seen with a movie for a very long time. When I attended Philly Comic Con (Wizard World) in June, Marvel had a large green screen and table set up by the entrance. Fans would stand in front of the green screen, have their picture taken, and when they got their print, they would be added in the famous Guardians line-up along with the other characters. Anyone who did this would receive a large, double-sided (light box) Guardians of the Galaxy poster (like the ones that you see in movie theaters). This was all free. Then again a few weeks ago, Marvel released a 17 minute preview of Guardians in many theaters across the nation, giving fans a taste of what’s to come (aside from just showing a few movie trailers on TV). Fans that attended that would also receive a (smaller) poster, but it was an exclusive, something that you couldn’t just buy online. I’ve worked in promotions for several years and whenever I see great marketing, I appreciate what they’re promoting even more. I was already very excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy to begin with and this just whet my appetite for more.
Last night was another great promotion for Guardians. Marvel teamed up with Yahoo!Live to give fans, both in the audience and online, a chance to do a Q&A with the cast, director James Gunn, and even President of Marvel. What made me appreciate this even more was that they did this all through Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy tumblr Q&A
A few months ago, one of my childhood heroes and one of the most brilliant people ever, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) made an announcement that he would be coming to NYC to do a show at Irving Plaza. I had no idea what he was going to do or say, but I didn’t hesitate to buy tickets (only about $45 a piece, which isn’t at all a bad price)! To me, Bill Nye was the exciting part of science classes at a young age (well, along with the experiments). Whenever a teacher would put on Bill Nye, it wasn’t just watching a boring documentary or educational video that would put us to sleep. The theme song would play, and myself, along with my other classmates would immediately perk up and genuinely be excited to learn. Although I’m no where near a scientist, I still love learning about science, and still get genuinely excited seeing a new experiment, or hearing about a new discovery. In a way, Bill Nye was that fun, quirky teacher that everyone loved attending his class. I’m not alone when I say he’s a major part of my childhood.
Last night was the highly anticipated show! Fellow Nerd-Base member Chris and I showed up closer to 7pm (doors opened at 6:30) and the line literally wrapped around the block. Chris had even made a comment that as many times as he’s been to Irving plaza for concerts and other events, he’s never seen a line that long to get in. It was no surprise all 3 of Bill Nye’s shows this weekend were sold out. I also have to add in here that the staff at Irving Plaza were very friendly and welcoming! Not that I expected jerks to work there, but the staff made jokes while we were waiting in line and were always smiling. It was really nice to have that kind of experience before we even walked in the doors.
When we finally made our way in the building, the staff inside (which I’m not sure if they worked for Bill Nye, Live Nation, or Irving Plaza) were all wearing lab coats! They were very friendly as well, and handed out yellow cards to anyone interested in asking Mr. Nye a question. The halls and stairs were appropriately decorated with Continue reading Bill Nye The Science Guy
Our Lady of Cosplay this week was recommended by contributor Sarah! Meet Carrie Wink! She’s a beautiful, talented lady who’s been cosplaying for over a decade, has her own online business, and is a convention pro! She is quite the busy gal, and attends a good amount of conventions each year, so, we were thrilled to get an interview with her, and get our hands on some of her amazing pictures!
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Carrie Wink and I’ve been cosplaying for 11 years. I got into the hobby thinking it was Continue reading Ladies of Cosplay – Carrie Wink
As you look at the title you may be thinking, “Are the writers of Nerd-Base drunk or something?” Well, first of all, that’s none of your business, second, GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. It was created by actor/humanitarian/overlord Misha Collins (who plays Castiel in the hit TV show Supernatural).
If you’re the type of person who hates fun, meeting new people, and all around making your life more exciting, then don’t read on. GISHWHES is not for everyone, and that’s okay. I mean, not everyone enjoys living their life to the fullest. Some people just like to live vicariously through other people who have fun. We are in a techy world, after all! Maybe you enjoy having fun, but you’re a bit shy or introverted. GISHWHES is actually Continue reading GISHWHES
Winner will be announced Saturday, July 26th at noon!
Good luck and #YoureWelcome !