Now Available to Own: The Forest, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 12, 2016. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are The Hateful Eight, Archer Season 6, Point Break, and more.

Movies on Blu-ray

The Forest Blu-ray Box Cover ArtThe Forest (Jason Zada) Rated PG-13 [1h 33min] – A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. Starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, and Stephanie Vogt

At this moment, the horror genre is in a place of transition, and it’s not in a good position for fans. The ’80s were great for slashers, the ’90s for shlocky camp, and ’00s for reboots and torture porn, but the ’10s are lacking in awkward limbo state. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some refreshing hits like V/H/S, The Cabin in the Woods, It Follows, and The Witch, but they are few and far between. The Forest is stuck in the aughts, with predictable scares and little tension. Natalie Dormer gives it her all, she’s wonderful, but the plot is paper thin and the terror of what should be a horrifying environment isn’t there. Utilizing such a historic location like the Aokigahara Forest (the Suicide Forest) as the backdrop for the film, The Forest doesn’t weave the infamous locale to work in favor of any of the themes or story. It only serves as a place of destination that invites the opportunity of ghosts. Listening to the filmmakers and cast discuss their intrigue in the special features is far more gratifying than most of the movie itself.

Special features include:

  • Exploring The Forest: Cast and filmmakers discuss their initial attraction to the project and the history behind the Aokigahara Forest; and dive into the characterizations, the visual effects, and the lore of the infamous Yurei in this behind-the-scenes featurette.
  • Galleries
  • Storyboards
  • Feature Commentary with Director Jason Zada

Justice League vs Teen tITANS Blu-ray Box Cover ArtJustice League vs. Teen Titans (Sam Liu) Rated PG-13 [Run Time N/A] – Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world. Starring Jon Bernthal, Rosario Dawson, Jake T. Austin

I’m all in favor of the tone and animation style DC Entertainment has laid out for their animated features, but I haven’t been the biggest fan of their Batman stories. And having unleashed the entire toy box of characters from both Justice League and Teen Titans, you’d think it would be a dizzying time. Being familiar with most of the characters sans Blue Beetle I didn’t have too much of a handicap going in. And surprisingly the story is pretty decent. All of the characters had a place they fit into and JLvsTT didn’t feel overstuffed. It would be hard to go in blind, not knowing the context or relationships of the heroes. JLvsTT does an OK job at setting up the Titans, but the movie still hinges on the fact that you are mostly aware of who these heroes are. These animated films are for fans, plain and simple. JLvsTT is a pretty solid action/adventure film for fans aside for one looney tunes DDR montage that overstays its bizarre welcome. For those who want more context and want to dive deeper into the history of these characters, the extras are quite rich in the lore of the DC heroes; plus you get some bonus story content in the form of two cartoon episodes.

Special features include:

  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.
  • Featurette – “Growing Up Titan” – The Teen Titans have fascinated readers for over 50 years due in part to their stories of valor, as well as earning empathy with comic book readers during their own trials growing up into adulthood. This documentary spotlights the importance of young voices in the DC Comics mythology, giving generations of readers a team of heroes that mirror their own life experiences.
  • Featurette – “Heroes and Villains – Raven” – She is the daughter of one of DC Comics’ greatest villains, the demon Trigon. Raven is a powerful telepath who uses her soul-self as a means for astral projection. She is integral to the Teen Titans. This documentary is her story.
  • Featurette – “Heroes and Villains – Trigon – The most fearsome and evil opponent the Teen Titans have encountered is this inter-dimensional demon. Trigon uses his immortality to shape worlds and exact his control. This documentary introduces the character and how he raises the stakes for the Teen Titans.
  • From the DC Comics Vault – Two Classic Episodes of DC Comics cartoons

DVD Only

Flight 7500 DVD Box Cover ArtFlight 7500 (Takashi Shimizu) Rated PG-13 [1h 37min] – Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. Starring Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung, Scout Taylor-Compton, and Nicky Whelan

I’ve been waiting for 7500 for quite some time. It’s been on horror fans radars since back in 2012 and has now just received the VOD direct-to-DVD treatment. And after watching this film I don’t blame them. The plot is wildly tempting, but the execution is poor. None of the characters are particularly likeable and the whole movie feels as stale as the air you find in an airplane cabin. For such a short run time, Flight 7500 is a slog. There are not enough unpredictable scares to make up for the snail of a pace and low tension. And the end twist is hardly rewarding enough to make up for the time spent to justify its existence.

Special features include:

  • “Inside Flight 7500” Featurette

Also Available to Own

  • Grace and Frankie (Season 1) [DVD Only]
  • Heroes Reborn: Event Series
  • Ride Along 2 [Digital HD Only]
  • Joy [Digital HD Only]

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Top Gun: 30th Anniversary Edition – $12.99
  • Leon: The Professional – $9.99
  • Beetlejuice – $4.99
  • Se7en – $4.99
  • Howard the Duck – $9.49
  • It Follows – $9.99
  • Full Metal Jacket – $4.99
  • Braveheart – $4.99
  • Revenge of the Nerds – $6
  • Magic Mike – $4.99
  • Where the Wild Things Are – $4.99
  • Gotham: Season 1 – $14.99

All prices from Amazon.com. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices.

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Spotlight, Brooklyn, Veep, Archer, and More

Brooklyn Movie Blu-ray Details

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD for the week of January 23, 2016 includes Brooklyn, Spotlight, The Good Dinosaur, Veep (Season 4), Silicon Valley (Season 2), and more Continue reading

The Coolest Comic-Con 2015 Booths, Exhibits, and Experiences

So here we are again. San Diego Comic-Con. The place that makes geek wet dreams come true. I definitely was excited to get my nerd on this weekend, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what new booths, exhibits, and experiences SDCC has to offer. Suffice it to say, I was a tad underwhelmed by most of what I saw inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center.

This is my fourth year attending Comic-Con. Every year I’m always expecting something different, looking to see new things, but as far as booths go, Comic-Con 2015 seemed a bit lackluster. Most of the major booths and exhibits such as Lionsgate, Warner Bros., DC Comics, Fox, Weta Workshop, Gentle Giant, Image Comics, Marvel, Nintendo, and X-Box among others were pretty much the same as the last few years. And even exhibitors like PlayStation were completely absent. Ubisoft and a few others cut back on the scale of their booths. Even Marvel downsized from a big video screen on their booth to just a giant scrawl to promote Ant-Man.

Last year, DC Comics gave a preview of the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck’s Batman will be wearing in Batman v Superman. This year they went one level up by showcasing the costumes of

However, there were some Comic-Con 2015 booths that did impress me. It wasn’t the movie studios who were going all out, but it was TV series who were making their mark on the show floor, and even outside. As per usual, The Walking Dead booth dominated the floor with a fun experience with multiple photo ops with the undead to tease the upcoming season – they also spoiled some major plot points from the last season. MTV’s Scream and History’s Vikings had fun booth experiences to get splattered by blood and walk away with some swag.

The most comprehensive Comic-Con 2015 booths weren’t inside however, they were outside the convention center. MTV’s Scream Queens had a carnival giant drop ride and FX hosted huge experiences such as an America Horror Story: Hotel recreation and a giant Fargo snow globe. Even Adult Swim had its own area for fans to play around in with a little carnival setting for folks to play games and win prizes.

Nerd HQ changed venues this year and instead of taking over PETCO Park they inhabited three levels of the New Children’s Museum. It was closer to the convention center and had more room for activities.

These are a few stray observations I noticed that I thought I would share. Many folks are not able to make it to Comic-Con and I hope this photo gallery will at least give you a solid taste of what it is like to walk around the epic convention.


Comic-Con 2015

For more info on the exhibitors, visit Comic-Con.org

Complete Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule

Most would say we are in the Golden Age of television. Everywhere you look there’s a new superhero show emerging or a fun genre bending procedural popping up. There are a smorgasbord of TV series on every channel for everyone, and fortunately for Comic-Con 2015 attendees there will be a bounty of panels to attend.  The Comic-Con 2015 television panels include the likes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Walking Dead, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, TNT’s The Last Ship, Fox’s Gotham, The CW’s Arrow, MTV’s Scream, and the highly anticipated Supergirl from CBS. And don’t forget the popular animated series such as Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, and more. Check out the full list of panels below:

Preview Night Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels

CBS Supergirl Arrow Flash

6:00pm – 10:00pm Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings – Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season. Ballroom 20

  • Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. The series stars Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), with David Harewood (Homeland) and Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters), and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Ali Adler (Chuck), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Pan, The Flash). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
  • Blindspot – Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton plays hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos…including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map found in Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations-the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. In addition to Stapleton and Alexander, the series stars Rob Brown (Treme), Audrey Esparza (Public Morals), Ukweli Roach (Eternal Law), Ashley Johnson (The Killing), and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.
  • Containment – When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment stars David Gyasi (Interstellar), Christina Moses (How We Met), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black (The Originals), George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence ( Spartacus: Vengeance), and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).
  • Lucifer – Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), DB Woodside (24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus series), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (CSI series), Tom Kapinos (Californication), Ildy Modrovich (Necessary Roughness), Len Wiseman (Underworld films), and Joe Henderson (Almost Human). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.
  • Teen Titans Go! – The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower and Warner Bros has you covered by screening a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

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Comic-Con 2015 Events and Parties Calendar

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 will be busier than ever with all the events, parties, and activities to choose from. And who wants to wait in long lines for panels while you’re missing out on the action elsewhere? Luckily for you, we have compiled an official list of the Comic-Con 2015 events and parties inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center. Enjoy! [If you have an event you wish to include, write to us at info@turntherightcorner.com]

Multiple Day Comic-Con 2015 Events

Conan O'Brien at San Diego Comic-Con

Conan O’Brien at Comic-Con [Wed. 8:00 pm; Thurs. 3:00 pm; Fri. 4:00 pm; Sat. 1:30 pm
Where: Spreckels Theater Cost: SOLD OUT
Conan’s taking the show on the road to Comic-Con, taping all-new episodes at the historic Spreckels Theater. [See the complete guest list here.]

The Art of Comic-Con San Diego 2015

The Art of Comic-Con [Jun. 20 – Aug. 30]
Where: San Diego Central Library Cost: Free
Comic-Con International has partnered with the San Diego Public Library to present an exhibition that celebrates art as an integral tool in promoting the organization’s mission of creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms. Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comics artists, the exhibition traces the history of Comic-Con through art and provides a sneak peek into the evolving process of creating comic art. The Art of Comic-Con presents select pieces from the organization’s archives, including works by Sergio Aragonés, Howard Chaykin, Cliff Chiang, Michael Cho, Colleen Coover, Rick Geary, Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Lee, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Babs Tarr, and others. The exhibition was developed and jointly organized by Kara West, the Library’s Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager and Gary Sassaman, Comic-Con International’ s Director of Print and Digital Media. 

Assassin's Creed Experience Comic-Con 2015

Assassin’s Creed Experience [Thur-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: MLK Promenade, next to the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel Cost: Free
The Assassin’s Creed Experience returns to San Diego Comic-Con for its second year with bigger and more challenging obstacles that will have players parkouring and soaring through Victorian-era London. Course attendees will receive instantly shareable action shots of them tackling two of the course’s obstacles, the overhead glider, new to this year’s course, and the iconic 25-foot Leap of Faith. Additionally, fans who pre-order the game will receive The Rooks Initiation Kit, which includes everything they need to join Jacob and Evie Frye’s gang on their quest to liberate London. They’ll also be offering free shaves located next to the course.

Game of Thrones Experience San Diego Comic-Con

Game of Thrones: Experience the Realm [Thur. – Sat. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 628 L St. across from the Omni Hotel Cost: Free
Paying homage to beloved character Arya Stark’s early days of sword training, the experience will feature an installation that is part sword-handling skill and part artistic process, to create a beautiful, graphic Game of Thrones-style self-portrait. There, they will use a replica of Arya’s wooden training sword to strike targets as they appear on screen. Upon completion fans will receive an artistic portrait made entirely of their sword strikes. Fans can also create sharable animated GIFs including being incinerated into ash by Danaerys’ iconic dragons and turned into a WhiteWalker.  Additionally there will be photo opportunities with the iconic Iron Throne and the giant sword used by The Mountain. Select costume displays from Game of Thrones will be featured along with a gallery of select work from the Game of Thrones Compendium Book, featuring original creations from the talented fan-base ranging from art, fashion, food and fans can pick up a limited-edition T-Shirt designed by Beautiful Death artist Robert Ball.HBO NOW subscribers will have a chance to win early VIP access.

NBC Heroes Reborn San Diego Comic-Con

NBC’s World of Heroes Reborn and Blindspot
Where: Gaslamp Square, Fifth Ave. and Harbor Drive Cost: Free
Heroes Reborn takes over Gaslamp Square with a first of its kind 4-D interactive experience where fans will have the opportunity to access their own extraordinary pyro-kinetic ability.  Fans will also be able to take an animated “heroic” photo and tour through a Heroes gallery featuring iconic props from the previous series. Attendees can also discover Blindspot at Tin Fish restaurant in Gaslamp Square. They will be able to receive both temporary tattoo sleeves and partake in a photo op where their head will be placed on a tattooed body, similar to the character of Jane Doe in the new NBC drama. Also, throughout the Gaslamp District, fans can go on a scavenger hunt to search for and find the Jane Doe look-alikes. Once found fans can text “Blindspot” to a number tattooed on her body and receive the next step to enter for a chance to win $1,000.

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp Comic-Con 2015

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp [Thur. – Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free
FUNimation Entertainment invites you to gauge your power levels and train to join Frieza’s army at 2015 San Diego Comic Con with an interactive Dragon Ball Z experience at Petco Park in Nerdist Industries HQ Conival.Convention-goers and fans are welcome to join a guided series of tests that will determine their power level and if they are fit to join Frieza’s epic army in the battle to destroy Earth. Potential recruits will be able to test their skills of energy, agility and strength to see if they have what it takes to join Frieza’s intergalactic army. All new recruits will be issued Galactic Frieza Army dog tags and other fun prizes. Top ranked recruits from each day will be featured on leaderboards and entered to win additional gear and prizes.The fun doesn’t stop there – join us for a daily happy hour at Whiskey Girl in Downtown San Diego, just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center, where you can kick back, sip on a colorful libation (courtesy of Goku), cool down and charge up!

Mashable House at Comic-cOn 2015

Mashable House [Fri. and Sat. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm]
Where: Luce Loft Cost: Free
Mashable is bringing the Mashable House to Comic-Con International: San Diego for the first time in 2015, with one goal in mind: Save. The. Internet. From Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 11, Mashable will take over Luce Loft in San Diego, CA for the ultimate showdown of Internet good vs. evil. Who will prevail? Only you (and social media) can decide the answer

The Last Ship Oculus Rift Experience [Wed. 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Thur-Sun. 9:30 am – 7:00 pm]
Where: Booth #3629 Cost: Free
As part of this immersive activation, each participant will use an Oculus Rift headset to be transported into The Last Ship‘s fictional universe, where they must board a cargo ship taken over by the Immunes (immune survivors of the deadly plague that has nearly destroyed the entire population of the planet) and retrieve the last remnants of the primordial strain.

Gam3rCon San Diego Comic-Con

Gam3rCon [Wed-Sun. 12:00 pm –12:00 am]
Where: Ten’s Avenue Arts Center Cost: $20-60 [$10 for Kids]
Gam3rCon is the premier gaming convention in San Diego, bringing gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming. Taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties.

Geek and Sundry San DIego Comic-Con 2015

Geek & Sundry [Thur. – Sat.]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free (No badge required)
Geek & Sundry has a veritable smorgasbord of good-time festivities and swiggity-swagtastic goodies you’re going to want and need in your life. They’re hosting The Joust, a gladiator-style bouncy ring wherein you and your friends can fight to the not-death. Also a TableTop gaming nook, where there’s a chance you could win a Geek Out promo pack. There’s a sweet opportunity to take a photo with a fire-breathing dragon! And there will be appearances by Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Matthew Mercer, and more.

FX Fearless Arena Comic-Con

FX Fearless Arena [Thur. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Fri-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am-6:00 pm]
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn Cost: Free (18+ event)
Building on the popularity of last year’s The Simpsons-based “Homer Dome,” FX Networks will build a theme park featuring massive activations for The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner. Fans will be able to register for the activations early by going to fxsdcc.com beginning July 7. Prove your fearlessness by entering a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by The Strain. FX is building a two-story model hotel to give viewers a taste of the era from American Horror Story and the chance to earn prizes. Escape the Forest” is the ideal duel inspired by Kurt Sutter’s upcoming medieval drama The Bastard Executioner. Visitors don the mantle of “warriors” and square off against each other to prove their prowess with a high striker, a cross-bow, and a final puzzle challenge that will help them escape the “forest” and win a TBX-themed hooded t-shirt. The Bastard Executioner will debut on FX this fall. And finally, step inside a giant 20-foot inflatable snow globe featuring snow flurries and a façade of a Waffle Hut – a key location in the second installment of the award-winning limited series Fargo. The first 2,500 pre-registered fans who visit the Arena will receive a free, exclusive FX Fearless giant tote bag in the Welcome Area.

Xbox Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

X-Box Lounge [Thu-Sat. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Seaport Ballroom, Second Level, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel Cost: Free
Visit the Xbox Lounge in the Seaport Ballroom on the second level of the Harbor Tower at the Manchester Located at Grand Manchester Hyatt in the Seaport Ballroom, the Xbox Lounge is full of entertainment. Play games. Jump into amazing experiences. Over 90+ gaming stations, including some of the hottest unreleased titles and more!

Entertainment Weekly’s Photo + Digital Studio [Thur. – Sun.]
Where: Hard Rock Hotel Cost: Free
Tumblr will be the exclusive social partner at The Photo + Digital Studio.  The Tumblr GIF booth will be on site during Comic-Con where talent will be invited to stop by and commemorate their time at The Studio. Entertainment Weekly will be sharing these GIFs on their Tumblr so fans can experience some of the best moments from The Studio.

How it Should Have Ended Villains Pub [Thu-Fri. 4pm; Sat. 2pm]
Where: Henry’s Pub & Restaurant Cost: Free
HISHE is creating a real life version of The Villain Pub, a popular destination in their shorts where villains can swap war stories. The plan is to have The Villains Pub brought to life so fans can interact with the space in various ways and also participate in programs to include the creators. Thursday, HISHE Q&A w/creators and an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con debut of “How Jurassic World Should Have Ended.” Friday, HISHE Happy Hour and Hangout with a villains costume contest. Saturday, Creator Workshop – Learn character design, voice work and more

Nintendo Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo Video Game Lounge [Thur. – Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5 pm]
Where: San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Cost: Free
Fans of all ages are invited to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con, from July 9-12. This event will be packed with multiple tournaments, activities, and a chance to play upcoming games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems.

Nerd HQ San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Nerd HQ [Thu-Sun.]
Where: The New Children’s Museum Cost: Free to visit and play; $22 for Conversations for a Cause
Nerd HQ, presented by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, will take up residence at the home of its new partner ‘The New Children’s Museum’ in downtown San Diego for their annual four-day event. Nerd HQ provides fans a free nerdy retreat during the annual pop culture convention while celebrating the city’s newest Cultural Family Hot Spot. This year is expected to be the biggest year yet with The New Children’s Museum’s creative venue offering NERD fans an amazing, inspiring space, with over 35,000 Sq. Ft spanning three floors. This year’s guests can expect an expanded “Conversations for a Cause” panel series on the lower level, a range of fan-focused interactions on the main floor, and in partnership with headline sponsor AMD, the entire top floor will showcase exclusive hands-on game play with a number of this year’s biggest titles.

Meatwad Dome Adult Swim

Adult Swim On The Green [Thur-Sat. 9:30 am – 10:00 pm; Sun. 9:30 am – 5:pm]
Where: Behind convention center at Convention Way and 5th Ave Pier Cost: Free with RSVP
A brand new experience for fans, Adult Swim activities will include Carnival Midway, and The Meatwad Full Dome Experience is back for another year of intergalactic-mind-travel. They’ll be bringing you nightly screenings (with famous people) and daily live streaming events (with somewhat famous people). It’s free, it’s fun with an RSVP for those 18+.

BAMF [Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am – 10:30 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Ruocco Park Cost: $5 – 1000
Feeling a little stuffy inside the convention halls?BAMF is where geek meets music at Ruocco Park in San Diego.Dance your booty off to your favorite artists spinning their tunes.Laugh to the inappropriate jokes from your BAMF comedians.Tune in to the best geek podcasts.(Okay, maybe only a few. This is a music festival, after all.)Need a drink? We’ve got a collection of local brews to quench your thirst.Curious about who you’re going to run into at BAMF? Check out our line-up.

impractical jokers comic-con museum of impractical history

Museum of Impractical History [Thur. 10am-12pm; Fri. 12-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-2pm]
Where: Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery Cost: Free
The stars of truTV’s hit hidden-camera series Impractical Jokers are headed to San Diego for the opening of The Impractical Jokers Museum of Impractical History, a specially curated exhibition that will be open to the public. Q, Murr, Joe and Sal will be present at various times throughout the exhibition, which will feature fan-generated artwork and show artifacts from some of the most legendary moments in Impractical Jokers history. It’ll be like Planet Hollywood, but funnier. Throughout the exhibition, fans will have an opportunity to experience themed activations each day that they will recognize from popular Impractical Jokers moments, including portraits from caricature artists, spray paint tattoos chosen randomly by a spin from the Wheel of Doom, and an interactive photo booth that will put fans alongside The Jokers. There’s a special signing on Friday from 3–5 pm.

Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive 2015 [Thu-Sat. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:30 am – 3:30 pm]
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, in the Grand C Ballroom Cost: Free
Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns for its 39th year, the San Diego Blood Bank’s longest-running event: last year 1,403 pints of blood were collected over the four-day convention. That first year, 148 pints of blood were collected, and as the convention has grown so has our blood drive. Over the past 38 years, 15,387 pints of blood have been donated by Comic-Con attendees. Blood Drive participants also get goodie bags, a Red Queen chapter sampler from our friends at HarperCollins Publishers, and are entered into daily drawings for some fantastic prizes. Winners are posted at the Blood Drive sign-up booth at 6:30 PM each day (4:00 PM on Sunday) in the Sails Pavilion.

Walker Stalker Fan Fest San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Walker Stalker Fan Fest [Fri. and Sat. 11:00 am –-5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $30-55 w/ VIP options from $160-800
Walker Stalker Fan Fest is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast Presented By Skybound’s The Walking Dead. Walker Stalker Fan Fest is not just a celebration of Robert Kirkman’s world of The Walking Dead and zombies, it’s a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Fan Fest is two days of events, interviews, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!

The Walking Dead Escape Comic-Con 2015

The Walking Dead Escape [Fri. and Sat. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $40 [Survivor; $64 VIP]; $75 [Walker; 100 VIP]; $100 Combo VIP
This isn’t just an obstacle course, this is an immersive experience into the world of The Walking Dead.  Sure, you’ll need to run for your lives, but you’ll also need to make decisions alone or as a group that will determine whether your captured or escape the menacing Negan and his group of Survivors.

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NBC Reveals First ‘Heroes Reborn’ Trailer and Premiere Date

NBC has unleashed the first Heroes Reborn trailer while also unveiling its premiere date. Starting Thursday, September 24, 2015, Heroes will return to NBC after five years for a 13-episode event series. While some old faces return, such as Hiro, Matt Parkman, and HRG, there will be many new characters with abilities I hope will be more exciting than someone’s tattoo displaying future events.

The first Heroes Reborn trailer is a nice set up for what’s to come, teasing just enough to bring back some interest in a show that was cancelled without a proper send off. (Those last two seasons were pretty horrendous. They were like Dexter final season quality  bad.) The footage bears some resemblance to the series’ first season, setting up an inspirational message of hope and advocating positive change through hidden potential.

Although the trailer itself doesn’t offer any kind of context about what we can expect plot-wise, NBC was kind enough to give us the official synopsis for Heroes Reborn:

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.

Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).

Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Vague in terms of what abilities we can expect from this new crop of powered people, but at least we now have some sense of what’s at stake. My guess is that the vigilantes have been framed by the tech conglomerate and it’s up to Hiro and HRG to figure out how to sort out this mess.

Executive produced by Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton, Heroes Reborn will bring back original cast members Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Masi Oka. They’ll be joined by a few new faces, including Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”). The new 13-episode “event” series is set to premiere this fall on NBC at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015.


Source: Heroes Reborn YouTube

NBC Offers a First Look at ‘Heroes Reborn’ and the Return of HRG

NBC Offers a First Look at 'Heroes Reborn' and the Return of HRG

When I first learned that NBC would be reviving their superhero series Heroes, which that had a strong start and the limpest of exits, I let out a snortle and went back to business as usual. But a lot has changed in the realm of superheroes in pop culture since 2010 when Heroes debuted its final episode without receiving a proper final series. There now have been two Avengers movies from Marvel and DC is setting up a Justice League movie. Since NBC Universal doesn’t own the rights to any DC or Marvel characters, why not revive a property that was kinda hot back in its heyday? So here we have our first look at Heroes Reborn, a 13-episode “event series” that aims to rekindle that lost spark of what was once a promising show. Continue reading

NBC Teases the Return of ‘Heroes’ with ‘Heroes Reborn’ set for 2015

Heroes Reborn NBC Title 2015

Last night, NBC dropped a bomb on the superhero world with the announcement of Heroes Reborn, a 13 episode miniseries set to air in 2015. Whether this is a continuation of where the original characters from Heroes left off or a completely new set of super people is yet to be confirmed. One thing is for sure, show creator Tim Kring is back for round two. Check out the teaser trailer and more news about the series leading up to its premiere after the jump. Continue reading