Friday, February 26, 2021

Eric Collins (MrENC) Discusses Movies, Music, and More

MrENC is the passion project of Eric Collins of Lakeland, FL. Collins has a long history in the indie rock scene. He formed MrENC after having played with Dennison Marrs, The Party People, and The Dark Romantics. Originally started as a solo project, Eric recruited his brother-in-law Dean Lorenz to collaborate on the newest album "We Do Our Own Thing." The EP was recently released through Velvet Blue Music and will definitely appeal to fans of Starflyer 59 and Hum, as well as 1980's legends Ultra Vivid Scene and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

New villain Miracle Molly makes her first cameo in Batman #106

"While DC initially announced the debut of a new Batman villain Miracle Molly in May's Batman #108 (see below), for you collectors and completionists out there Newsarama can confirm that while the new character makes her first full appearance in May she actually makes her official first cameo appearance in March 2's Batman #106." You can read more at Newsarama.

Avengers #43 pits Black Panther against Wolverine over the Phoenix Force

The fight to become the All-New Phoenix heats up! As the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe are trapped within the battle to decide the all-new Phoenix - a bloody battle that has narrowed to a handful of desperate combatants. Thor leads the rest of the Avengers in the fight to contain the Phoenix Force on Earth, in a quest complicated by the Thunder God's own mysterious connection to the cosmic firebird. Read and see more at Newsarama.

Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) joins the cast of Shazam: Fury of the Gods

Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming musical West Side Story, has joined the cast of Shazam: Fury of the Gods for DC and New Line, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Zegler will play a key role with details being kept under wraps. Read more from TheWrap.

Solid State Records announces the signing of The Undertaking! with release of Oh, Negative single

The Undertaking! is a rock band from San Diego, California. Its founding members—Brent Jasperse, Keith Butsko, and Austin Visser—were in the band before they even knew they’d created it, having spent their youths playing songs in each other’s childhood homes. It wasn’t until a revelation in early 2018 that the trio realized they’d been crafting something for decades: legitimate music. They invited James Moyer and Johnny Mercuri to the party and formally established The Undertaking!. A band that doesn’t believe in sitting in emotions or staying on stage, The Undertaking! aims to tell the truth with all fun, no frills, and a bunch of cordless guitars.

Watch: Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. - Date Announcement (Official) Trailer

In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet!

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. premieres May 21, only on Hulu!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Listen: Mangled Carpenter releases 2-song EP featuring The Hanging of Judas and FishVomit

Two new tracks from Mangled Carpenter's forthcoming album are out! Do you remember old-school "45's" on vinyl? Well, this is a Digital 45 (D45) with an A-side and B-side!

The songs are "The Hanging of Judas" (about Judas' betrayal and ultimate demise) and FishVomit (about Jonah's adventure inside a giant fish and eventual projection from said fish onto the shore).

Watch: Zack Snyder and Netflix's Army of the Dead gets a trailer and image

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

A Zack Snyder film. On Netflix May 21.

Look: Peach Momoko's Alien #1 variant cover

Peach Momoko's Alien #1 variant cover available in participating stores March 24. Originally posted by Newsarama.

Look: Todd Nauck's Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 variant

Todd Nauck's Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 variant is hitting participating stores March 10. Originally posted by Newsarama.

New images and name reveal teaser from what is now titled Spider-Man: No Way Home

Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon "accidentally" reveal the title for Marvel's Spider-Man 3, directed by Jon Watts. The movie's title is Spider-Man: No Way Home, and it will be released in theaters Christmas 2021.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Arrives in theaters on December 17, 2021.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Axl Rose will guest on Boomerang's animated Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Axl Rose stars as an animated version of himself on a new episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? The episode will air Thursday, February 25th on Boomerang.You can check out a clip from the episode at Rolling Stone.

Zao releases images of the actual CD and track listing of new album The Crimson Corridor

Zao revealed the track listing for their upcoming album The Crimson Corridor, which comes out on April 9th. They also posted a pic of the actual CD packaging we will get when it drops.

Get a look at a bunch of new photos from Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Check out a bunch of new images from Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier taken from Comic Book and /Film.

Watch: August Burns Red's song Bones used to torture prisoners on NCIS: Los Angeles

"Now August Burns Red's Bones from their 2020 release Guardians is the latest song to fictionally be employed in such a method, appearing in a recently aired episode of NCIS: Los Angeles." Read more at THEPRP.

Check out the S.W.O.R.D. #4 variant cover from Matteo Scalera

"Matteo Scalera's SWORD #4 variant is available. Look for this in participating stores March 17." Image supplied by Newsarama.

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are taking over Justice League title for Infinite Frontier initiative (Interview)

"It's like the Avengers in that it's a central piece book. It's the place where all the characters meet. It's the place where all of the mythologies come together and embrace each other, and I wanted to make sure that we could do that 'justice.'" Read more at Newsarama.

Disney and Ronald Moore developing a Magic Kingdom Universe for Disney+

The media giant is teaming with For All Mankind creator Ron Moore to develop a franchise for streamer Disney+ that is set in Disney's beloved Magic Kingdom. The first project in the works as part of the so-called Magic Kingdom Universe is The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which is set in a world where all the themed lands and characters of the Disney parks and classic films actually exist in another reality." Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

DC Films and Warner Bros. will bring Latino superhero Blue Beetle to the movies

"Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct Blue Beetle, DC Films and Warner Bros.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap. The screenplay is from Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s Scarface remake and Sony’s Miss Bala." Read more at TheWrap.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Watch: The official video for Color Crush's song Drive

"We continue our work on creating a music video for each of our 5 songs. This time it's a video for our song, Drive!"

Get a sneak peek at Stephanie Hans' connecting covers for Marvel's Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade

Three parts of Stephanie Hans' five-part Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade connecting covers has been revealed through Newsarama.

The Juliana Theory ready for new album A Dream Away with lyric video for If I Told You This Was Killing Me, Would You Stop? (Reimagined)

"The Juliana Theory will be releasing their first album in over 15 years this coming March. That effort has been christened 'A Dream Away' and finds the band’s duo of Brett Detar and Joshua Fielder largely reimagining various tracks from throughout their catalog. Equal Vision will have the record out on March 26th. Pre-orders for the album are available at Read more at THEPRP.

Another uncovered forgotten gem: Tooth and Nail hardcore band Innermeans play their first show

After listening to the Labeled Podcast featuring Randy Torres, I was reminded of the hardcore band Innermeans. The band released one ep in 1997 on Tooth and Nail Records. I actually liked it quite a bit. Guitarist Steve Dail went on to play in Project 86. Check out this lost gem I stumbled across today. It's video footage uploaded by Innermeans guitarist Red Pedroza of the band's first live show. It's not the best quality, but it was recorded on VHS some 24 years ago and serves as an extremely rare live example of what the band was about.

DC Comics welcomes you to the Linearverse

"In DC's new Linearverse, the Batman from '40s, '70s, '90s, and 2021 are all the same guy. In the Linearverse, all of DC's 80+ year history takes place in one singular and, of course, linear timeline on one Earth. No multiple Earths, no Crises that rework timelines and continuity. Just heroes that live a very, very long time." Read more at Newsarama.

Will Arnett, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Michael Jonathan Smith bringing Twisted Metal video game to TV

"The action comedy follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck." Read more at Deadline.

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandie Newton will star in HBO Max's sci-fi series Reminiscence

"Set in a near-future Miami that's flooded by rising sea levels, the movie follows Nick Bannister (Jackman), a private investigator of the mind who offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire and access ones that are lost. However, after one of those clients, Mae (Ferguson), disappears, Bannister uncovers a violent conspiracy." Read more at Newsarama.

New Godzilla vs. Kong poster shows some more beastly smackdown action

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Watch: The Irregulars Official Teaser for Netflix

Meet The Irregulars at 221B Baker Street on March 26.

Welcome to 19th-century London, where The Irregulars - a group of misfits, work to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Sasha Calle (The Young and the Restless) will play Supergirl in The Flash movie

The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy nominee Sasha Calle has scored the feature role of DC Universe’s new Supergirl. The Boston, MA-born Colombian actress is the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC and was chosen from more than 425 actresses who auditioned. She will make her debut in Warner Bros’ The Flash. Read more from Anthony D'Alessandro at Deadline.

Velvet Blue Music to release Jason and Ronnie Martin's original Morella's Forest 1988 material

We didn't get a whole lot of information thrown our way, but the official Velvet Blue Music Facebook account posted "VBM 201 - MORELLA'S FOREST 1988" earlier today. The 201 is the release number for the project and, according to another post, will come out in March or April. For those that don't know, Morella's Forest was the name of the band Jason Martin and Ronnie Martin recorded an unreleased "lost" album under before becoming Dance House Children. It was recorded with another musician named Randy Lamb. This was way before the band Morella's Forest out of Ohio used the name and released albums through Tooth and Nail Records. 

Zack Snyder's Justice League is getting comic book variant covers for Justice League #59

"Warner Bros. is taking a flyer on the Justice League Snyder Cut on March 18 when it debuts on HBO Max, and now the studio is throwing a little marketing muscle behind it where the reimagined film may find its most receptive audience - comic book shops. March 16's Justice League #59 from DC will sport a selection of Zack Snyder's Justice League variant covers, 'inspired by the film and its characters.'" See the variant covers and read more at Newsarama.

Marvel's next biggest hero billed as Mexican-American superhero Reptil

"Marvel Comics will bring former Avengers Academy student Reptil to prominence in May in his first solo limited series, with the publisher billing the dinosaur shapeshifter as its "next biggest hero." Writer Terry Blas (Hotel Dare, Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom) will make his Marvel Comics debut on the four-issue limited series, alongside artist Enid Balám (Omni), and will 'explore Reptil's secret past' as well as his 'exciting future,' and will celebrate his Mexican-American heritage." Read more from George Marston at Newsarama.

Edgar Wright developing and directing Stephen King's The Running Man for Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures is making a deal with Edgar Wright to develop and direct a new adaptation of The Running Man, the futuristic novel by Stephen King that the author first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. This won’t be a remake of the 1987 film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Baby Driver writer-director will co-write the story with Michael Bacall, and they will be much more faithful to King’s bestselling novel. Read more from Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Watch: Brotality's Biohazard Official Music Video

Get ready to have a neckache from headbanging after watching Brotality's new video for their song Biohazard off their full length debut Worldwide Desolation on Rottweiler Records.

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Joe Hill's novella Voluntary Committal being developed as a series

"Paramount TV Studios is developing Voluntary Committal, a psychological supernatural thriller series based on the novella by Locke & Key and NOS4A2 author Joe Hill. The project hails from Hill, writer Brad Caleb Kane (Warrior), Bob Cooper (Medical Investigation, Mr. Woodcock) and his Landscape Entertainment." Read more from Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.

Danny Elfman is scoring Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

THE MULTIVERSE IS FULL OF MADNESS, and it will be scored by Danny Elfman. In a wide-ranging interview with Inverse about his newest single "Love in the Time of Covid," a dark rock song about love, lust, and lack thereof in a year of lockdowns, Elfman confirmed he is scoring the 2022 movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with director Sam Raimi. Read more from Eric Francisco at Inverse.

Watch: Chevelle - Remember When (Official Lyric Video)

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Marvel introduces the world to "The Original Hulk"

You may think that Bruce Banner was the first Hulk, but now Marvel Comics has revealed there was another. In May 19's Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters, a flashback story to 8000 B.C. reveals a young boy who becomes the Hulk - a character Marvel is calling "The Original Hulk." Read more from Chris Arrant at Newsarama.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Unmade Stanley Kubrick film Lunatic at Large film optioned

"Producers Bruce Hendricks and Galen Walker have optioned the rights to the late Stanley Kubrick’s archival project Lunatic at Large and plan to adapt it into feature film. Plot details are under wraps, but producers described it as a film-noir thriller in keeping with other collaborations between Kubrick and his frequent collaborator, screenwriter Jim Thompson." Read more from Rebecca Rubin at Variety.

The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and more go up against Predator in new variant covers!

In anticipation of all-new Predator stories coming to Marvel Comics later this year, the extraterrestrial hunter will get the spotlight on a series of variant covers this May. For the first time ever, fans will get to witness their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in epic showdowns with the iconic and terrifying Predator in action-packed artwork crafted by the industry’s top talents including Cory Smith, Superlog, Junggeun Yoon, Juan José Ryp, Mattia De Iulis, and Chris Sprouse. Read more at Marvel.

Watch the official lyric video for new "The Price of Grace" by Convictions

“The Price Of Grace” 
Song Produced / Engineered by Andrew Wade. 
Video by Zach Scwochow.

Tim Burton is bringing Addams Family spin-off Wednesday to Netflix

The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body. Read more from Chris Evangelista at /Film.

Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin) set to play villain in Black Adam

Marwan Kenzari, the Aladdin star who stole scenes in The Old Guard, is in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam, New Line's action-adventure thriller featuring the DC Comics antihero. Read more from Boys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter.

Doctor Doom is allegedly tying the knot for the Fantastic Four's 60th anniversary

"It appears that the Fantastic Four's old foe Doctor Doom is getting married, with the focal point of the image apparently a wedding party consisting of Doom, his unnamed bride, Reed and Sue Richards in FF-themed wedding attire, Namor and Black Panther in ceremonial outfits, and Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters... Doom's bride is obscured by a veil, so her identity remains a mystery." Read more from George Marstgon at Newsarama.

New Cruella trailer is giving off some dark "DC Universe" vibes, but looks more entertaining

Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad. May 2021.

Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Gina Carano's character Cara Dune will reportedly not be recast for The Mandalorian

"A Disney spokesperson confirms to IndieWire that Cara Dune will not be recast. The Hollywood Reporter originally claimed that insiders were expecting Cara Dune to be recast because of “story and merchandising reasons,” but now a spokesperson says that won’t be the case." Read more from Zack Sharf at IndieWire.

New Mortal Kombat character motion posters get you amped for the trailer

"Mortal Kombat is coming to theaters and HBO Max this spring as part of Warner Bros. Pictures’ groundbreaking new release strategy for all their 2021 feature films. Though we’ve seen some photos and brief snippets of footage courtesy of the studio’s tease for this year’s releases, fans are still waiting for the first trailer. Thankfully, they won’t be waiting much longer since the first Mortal Kombat trailer will finally arrive tomorrow. But before that, a batch of Mortal Kombat motion posters introduces the roster of fighters who will be facing each other in the big screen video game adaptation." Read and see more at /Film.

Watch the new '68 animated video for Bad Bite

“The ‘subliminal’ messages are actually what became kind of like a journal for me. A bit of a ‘dear diary’ during the 2020 year of lemons. My computer is old and slow so I had to work on this video in small little, 3 second chunks each so, there was one moment that I assumed it would never actually be released to the public, but I had to finish it because I made a promise to myself a few years back that if I start something, I have to finish it."

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai animated prequel casts Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, and Matthew Rhys

"The upcoming, 10-episode animated television adaptation reveals the story of how naïve 10-year-old Sam Wing (the future mysterious Chinatown shopkeep Mr. Wing in the original live-action flick), met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins." Read more from Mónica Marie Zorrilla at Variety.

DC's classic Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight title relaunches in April

DC's iconic anthology title Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight returns in April, this time as a digital-first title, further adding to what the publisher called the "robust" expansion of the line. Legends of the Dark Knight will "serve as a place for both well-known and up-and-coming creative talent to tell new, evergreen stories, appealing to a wide variety of fans, all based on one of the most beloved and enduring characters in popular culture." Read more from Michael Doran at Newsarama.