Monthly Archives: January 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Gets Rid of 4 Day Passes for 2014!

By: Von Jared Omo

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Huh…ain’t this a shocker? So, it seems that San Diego Comic-Con has decided to no longer sell 4 day badges and, instead, sell single day badges. Now, before you guys start going off and screaming off into the night and cursing everything that is unholy onto SDCC, let me tell you why this is a good thing…mostly.

By doing badge purchases this way, it helps prevent people from scalping their badges or even letting their friends go in their place on certain days without actually having to purchase a badge, which is cool with some, but appears to be unfair for most. Second, it increases the chance of more people actually having an opportunity to attend this phenomenal convention instead of the usual attendees who purchase their badge for the next year at the convention, while still attending the current one (this means YOU! YES! YOU! Your chances are actually increased to purchase a badge to attend ONE DAY OR MORE if you should choose to go!).

The only downside to this new registration is the ticket prices. According to Polygon, the prices for each day badge have gone up as follows:
Preview Night: $35
Thursday-Saturday: $45 (Original price – $42)
Sunday: $30 (Original price – $24).
Total price for all 4 days including preview night = $200.

When put into perspective, it’s downright outrageous. $200 for ALL 4.5 DAYS?! Who has that kind of money?! The $65 4 day badge doesn’t seem too steep now, does it? BUT, SDCC is doing it this way to make sure that the person who actually buys the badge and has their name on that badge is the actual attendee. What do you guys think? Are these badge prices worth it? You decide! As for me, I’m ok with ANY DAY. As long as I get to experience SDCC!

Source: http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/10/5297228/san-diego-comic-con-gets-rid-of-4-day-badge-increases-ticket-prices

EVANGELION 3.0 MAY BE SHOWING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU THIS JANUARY 2014!

By: Von Jared Omo

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HERE WE GO! Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo is starting to show up on the big screens all across America, but only in certain theaters. SO…here’s the theater list! Below is a link that will direct you to a list of states and cities along with the names of theaters in those cities that are playing EVA 3.0. along with their showtimes and ticket prices. So, what are you waiting for!?!?! Click on the link below and score some tickets to see this awesome anime!

PLUS! Be on the lookout for our review of the OVA once we’re done watching it here in San Diego! There’s a showing tomorrow night and we’re going to see it! I suggest you all do the same!!!!

Click here to see the theater list! –> http://www.elevenarts.net/evangelion3.theater.html

Good luck and enjoy the show!

MICHAEL DOUGLAS cast as HANK PYM for Wright’s ANT-MAN!

By: Von Jared Omo

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AHHH! So, this is the first post of the new year. And with that I say…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ok, that’s done and over with. Now, on to some news concerning a little Marvel Comics movie called “ANT-MAN.” With Paul Rudd being cast to play Ant-Man in the movie, I thought it was safe to assume that he would be playing Hank Pym, the first Ant-Man. Let’s do a little history lesson on Ant-Man, shall we?

Hank Pym, is the first Ant-Man and married to Jan Van Dyne (Wasp) and somewhere along the Marvel Universe, he creates the robot Ultron (history lesson ends here! By the way, Avengers 2 is named AGE OF ULTRON. You see where this is going now?).  So, if Michael Douglas is playing Hank Pym, who is Paul Rudd playing? Well, he’s playing Scott Lang, the 2nd Ant-Man who steals the suit from Pym and uses it to help save his daughter’s life (by utilizing the suit to save a doctor’s life who then saves Lang’s daughter’s life…so, really…he could’ve just asked the doctor without having to go through the ordeal of having to steal the suit in the first place, right?).  Anyway, Lang’s back story has a more dramatic element to it, which may cause audiences to have more of a connection to Lang instead of Pym (seriously, Pym beat the hell out of his wife. Do the kids really need to know or see that? Of course, not!).

Am I somewhat disappointed that Wright isn’t focusing on Pym? Yes. But do I understand why? Sort of. Pym has a lot of demons in his back story, just check out the storyline from when he donned the Yellowjacket Persona. The thing is…it’s already been done in a Marvel movie and we already have a Marvel character who has shown he has demons of his own, and that’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. So, is it a good move to not focus on Pym for this Ant-Man movie? We’ll just have to wait and see! One thing is for sure, though, it’s going to be awesome to see Michael Douglas in a comic book movie!

Source: http://www.newsarama.com/20026-ant-man-casts-michael-douglas-as-hank-pym.html