Saturday, February 28, 2015

Adventure Time....THE MOVIE??!!

Days like this, I feel like someone is pranking me hardcore. Readers of Idle Hands over the years will attest to my love for the quirky, insane, completely random humor of the Adventure Time cartoon when you tell me someone is working on a full length feature film with creator Pendleton Ward both producing and head explodes. Seriously...I'm headless right now. It's a mess.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Thanos Claims the Infinity Gauntlet

We don't cover this show very often because, honestly, it's more fun to shout about the highlights...and Thanos taking possession of The Infinity Gauntlet is absolutely a highlight! Avid Marvel Movie-goers will have to wait years to see this path come to its destructive end as the mad titan who would court Death gathers the ultimate power in the universe, but those of you with Disney XD on your Cable lineup can get an animated preview of this epic fight this weekend!

New Darkness Video for "Barbarians" Packed With Comic Book Gore

You know how to instantly get my attention? Tell me a new music video from one of the best rock acts of the modern age contains amazing comic book art depicting Barbarians ransacking villages, and ultimately, gutting the band itself. SOLD. With a Tweet from Nick Roche, the amazing artist behind this work, I dove in without hesitation, knowing I'd be reliving my torn jeans wearing youth, blasting Manowar songs outside my high school. Manowar understood the power of a great metal song where vikings bathed the lands in red and left only fires raging in their know..the foundations of music! Impossible to dance to..great for beer drinking. But we aren't here to speak of the bygone days of METAL...we are here to celebrate THE DARKNESS and a truly epic music video. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015


You create a starkly real film about a washed up actor, most known for his role as a larger-than-life superheo, taking one last shot at the big time as his mind slowly unravels. It strikes a chord with people across the globe and you score multiple Oscar wins. What do you do next? MAKE AN ACTION FIGURE, OF COURSE! You can look at this as wish fulfillment, or crass marketing for a beautiful film that reaaaally should not have any tie in merchandise, or an in-universe extra that makes so much sense it should have been playing in the background in some New York TV shop window, as if you mock the lead character. Whatever the case, it's not real, but it's pretty damn fun.

Legendary Pictures Revives Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Remember Electra Woman and Dyna Girl??!! Of course you don't. I'm 41 and I barely remember them. It seems name recognition means little to the juggernaut production company Legendary who brought you tiny little films like GODZILLA...and Pacific Rim...and Batman. I know next to nothing about this project, other than it is happening (as per a tip from Legendary's Twitter account) and a quicky video introducing the two young ladies playing the pivitol rolls...

Reverb Triple XP's Pax East Lineup

As the east coast chips away at the 16 layers of ice, gamers rejoice at the one oasis of digital warmth on the horizon. It's just about PAX EAST TIME! That means row after row of new video games and cutting edge electronics on display, awesome costumes around every corner and piles of press releases for those of us who, very sadly, aren't attending. Reverb Tripple XP kicks things off with an announcement on 2 of their offerings available at the biggest gaming event on the east coast...

Reverb Triple XP announced today its line-up of two standout games for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East 2015. From March 6-8, PAX EAST attendees can visit Reverb’s booth #7192 featuring two playable indie titles including the worldwide debut of Verona, a brand new third-person, action-adventure game playable for the first time, and the insane laser shark-filled Edge of Space.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Spiderverse Comes to the Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Cartoon Series

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors is entering “THE SPIDER-VERSE!” Watch all-new episodes on Disney XD for four weeks of SPIDER-VERSE action beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT!

In the all-new story arc “THE SPIDER-VERSE,” get ready to see Spider-Man like never before. When the Goblin opens portals to alternate worlds, Spider-Man must team up with alternative versions of Spider-Man to stop him, including a future version from the year 2099 (guest voice Freddy Rodriguez), Spider-Girl (guest voice Olivia Holt), Spider-Ham (guest voice Benjamin Diskin), and Spyder-Knight (guest voice Christopher Daniel Barnes). This four-part story will swing you through multi-dimensional adventures through a noir world, a world where everyone’s gender has been swapped, and a parallel universe where Peter Parker is dead and 13-year old Miles Morales (guest voice Donald Glover) is now Spider-Man.

Sideshow's Batman: Gotham Knight 6th Scale Action Figure

Joining our celebrated DC Comics collection, Sideshow is proud to introduce the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure <~click to pre-order!. Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice! Bruce Wayne springs into action as his famed alter ego; Batman!

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, our hero is disguised in a grey and black tailored Batsuit and cape. Inspired by a number of timeless comic book appearances, the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure invites collectors to further define their favorite look for the Caped Crusader with three cowl and mask options, and three interchangeable facial expressions, which are also compatible with Sideshow’s Batman Sixth Scale Figure.

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer: Gotham Is MINE

If you were on the fence over pre-ordering this latest and last installment of the wildly popular Rocksteady Studios Batman Video Game series...well...this bone chilling trailer just might change your mind.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the newest video from Batman: Arkham Knight.  The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” features a closer look at some of the story’s most infamous super-villains. As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own.


How do we know this is big news for Idle Hands readers? Maybe it was the insane level of excitement we witnessed when we reported the creators of the remastered video game were touring conventions with a giant money pit you could dive into? Subtle hint. An all-new "DuckTales," an animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set to be produced by Disney Television Animation, the new series will again star Disney's enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.

Buhaj said, "DuckTales' has a special place in Disney's TV animation history; it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks' comic books, and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."