The Motor City Comic Con, now in its 27th year, kicks off today at 12:30 pm in Novi, Michigan.
I will be heading there tomorrow morning, it will be my fourth time attending since 2008, and I can attest that the show has gotten significantly larger each year. Starting in 1989, they reported about 2,500 people through the turnstiles. When I went in ’08 it was over 15,000, and last year they reported 50,000. The show has become a real event, and if you’re in the area, it’s well worth checking out.
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I am the law.
One of the greatest travesties in recent geekdom was the financial failure of the 2012 release of Dredd. Written and produced by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Dredd corrected all the major wrongs perpetrated by the 1995 Sylvester Stallone led Judge Dredd. The film, one of the best of 2012, is estimated to have cost a modest (for a comic book movie) $35-50 million to produce, and pulled back only about $13 million during its theatrical run in the US ($41 million worldwide). Now the movie did find life in the secondary market with Blu-ray and On Demand rentals, making another $18 million or so, but it wasn’t enough for the studio to greenlight a sequel.
Fast forward a few years to last week, when the internet was all abuzz about a possible Dredd revival in the form of a NetFlix series.
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The gods spill more blood than the rest of us combined…
Well, Game of Thrones returned Sunday night and supplied us with no shortage of things to discuss, but now here we are Tuesday and we’re ready for more. If you can’t wait the five more days until episode 6.02, then you could at least take a glance of what will be covered. In just 35 seconds they manage to squeeze in a lot…
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By now you should know the drill. CBG19 does a Game of Thrones “Epic History” video about the Houses of Westeros, and we throw it up here in a vain attempt to funnel traffic to Grizzly Bomb. Seriously though, we post these cause we think they are really well done and informative. And we’re obsessed with the whole mythology.
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My buddy Aaron is a bartender for a certain movie theater here in Michigan, and on occasion, the theater will have advanced employee screenings for movies the Wednesday night prior to the film’s release. These are his thoughts on DREDD…
Aaron: First of all, a drug that makes your brain thinks its moving at 1% of natural times gives a movie a chance for some pretty impressive camera work. – 1:40 AM
Aaron: Add in the fact that it’s 3D, even if it is just ok, makes it even more impressive. – 1:41 AM
Aaron: Great action, great acting by the leads (Urban, Thirlby, and Hedley), ehhhh acting by everyone else. – 1:43 AM
Aaron: Plot took some convincing with some of the attributes of the significant roles. I guess if it’s set in the future we’re supposed to believe anything. – 1:46 AM
Aaron: Go see see it. I’ll give it 4 out of 5 Dredds Boob count: kinda 2…? It was blurry and in the background and real quick. Coulda used some slo-mo. – 1:53 AM
Aaron: Now hook me up with a picture of me in a Dredd helmet! Halloween is coming and I need some motivation. – 1:53 AM