Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Steampunk World's Fair Returns May 13-15th

The Steampunk World's Fair ( comes roaring back into the heart of Piscataway, New Jersey this May 13th through 15th as one of the most unique and memorable events on the East Coast celebrates its 7th season. 

This year's event hosts a veritable cabal of international performers, a sea of vendors providing temptations for miles, a packed schedule guaranteed to both titillate and educate and a series of special events that will keep you smiling from ear to ear for months to come!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Anime Fan Fest in New Jersey This Weekend with Bandai, Otaku USA, CrunchyRoll & More!

MAD Events follows up a fantastic 7th year of the Long Beach Comic Expo with a return to the Garden State! The first ever Anime Fan Fest comes to Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset New Jersey May 6-8th, 2016 with MAD's special brand of geek-centric entertainment, bringing creators and fans together for two days of celebration of manga, anime and Asian culture.

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's New Ghostbusters Toy Day!!

Today was the official street date of Mattel's new Ghostbusters toys based on the upcoming, female lead film. And sure...the street date was fairly useless as people have been buying the toys for weeks now....BUT IT'S STILL FUN!! ...Especially because it's new Ghostbusters toys. Can you tell I love Ghostbusters? Yea, just a little bit. Idle Hands hit a few toy isles today in search of all that Mattel had to offer from the Ghostbusters movie reboot toy lines and we hit pay dirt. Let's run down the goods and some little bits of info they as usual..SPOILER ALERT!!


Three packs of mini figures retail for around $9.99. So far 4 three packs should be out on pegs. The idea is that you pop the mini figures into the Proton Pack projector, which projects an image of your little plastic, translucent ghost buddy onto a nearby wall. This line gives us the first good look at the movie's main villain Rowan in his most innocent looking form, and perhaps the moment when he is captured by the Ghostbusters and VOWS REVENGE!!! Also among the sets is the Library Ghost from the movie trailer and a Slimer with a face full of hot dogs, which is sure to be the most sought after piece.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Alien Day Begins Midnight April 26th

We have Hug a Tree day and Pizza Appreciation Day and the world-celebrated holiday of John Stamos' Birthday, but until now, there were few days for horror fans to rejoice short of Halloween and..well..the day Showgirls finally came to Blu-ray....but that's horror of another kind. Let's take a look at the activities and products tied into the day we celebrate the ever evolving, acid bleeding, tiny bity mouth having aliens we've come to love.

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world global celebration of the ALIEN franchise culminating with a special 24 hour, fan-focused social media event on April 26th – a nod to LV-426, the planet from the iconic ALIEN films. ALIEN DAY (#AlienDay426) to encompass a wide range of executions including nationwide screenings, never-before-seen consumer product activations and the kickoff of the ALIEN: Ultimate Trivia Challenge, allowing fans to test their ALIEN knowledge – with the chance to win memorable prizes every 42.6 minutes on Twitter.

Prepare to Horde: Hi-C Ghostbusters Ecto Cooler is Returning

Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the ‘80s and ‘90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time. Its resurgence comes after a 15-year hiatus, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.

“Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well remembered and beloved by fans to this day” said Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Sony Pictures was extremely enthusiastic about bringing it back for this special occasion, and the timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters film made this the exact right time.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sadako vs Kayako - The Ring vs The Grudge Trailer

It's the battle you never knew you wanted to see!! The throaty mistress of staircase crawling versus the teen titan of TV swimming!! LET'S GET IT ON!! This trailer is, indeed, as ridiculous as you would think it is, and we only hope the actual film goes waaaay further to crank up the truly sell out nature of this concept. Honest to God, I want every room the characters go to to mysteriously have a VCR in it even though kids today probably wouldn't even know what to do with one. Hey, it's more believable than the initial premise of the VHS movies. Monsters who transfer their kills to a dead media format. SPOOOOOKY!! You'll note the Freddy vs Jason-esque vibe of the trailer, assuring the potential viewer this will be a quality fright fest. LET'S WATCH!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Take a Sick Day with Ferris Bueller This May

It’s time to Save Ferris … again! Still as hilariously irresistible as the day it was released in 1986, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF returns to cinemas for two days only this May, just in time for its 30th anniversary.

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) present John Hughes’ venerated comedy as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Audiences can take the day off to join Ferris, Sloane and Cameron in more than 650 theaters nationwide for two screenings May 15th and 18th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time each day. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dark Horse on The Art of Metal Gear Solid V

Dark Horse proudly announces the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V! Witness the concept and design behind the genre-defining science-fiction military action and drama of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

Chronicling the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Konami Digital Entertainment and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, this beautifully assembled volume is an essential addition to any gamer’s collection. Dark Horse is proud to offer a piece of gaming history with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

Writers Lined Up for Hasbro Cinematic Universe

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today unveiled its top talent writers room which will have responsibility for developing Hasbro’s cross-property interconnected onscreen universe featuring the brands G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM. This group includes some of the most notable creative talent in Hollywood, including Academy Award Winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who will have responsibility for overseeing the writers room on behalf of Hasbro and Paramount as well as serving as Executive Producer for all of the films. Joining Goldsman will be Lindsey Beer (Wizard of Oz, Kingkiller Chronicle), Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), Cheo Coker (Luke Cage, Ray Donovan), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, People vs. OJ), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Jeff Pinkner (Lost, The Dark Tower), Nicole Riegel (Soldier Girls), Geneva Robertson (Atlantis, Tomb Raider) and Brian K Vaughan (Under the Dome, Lost).

Cameras Roll on Starz "American Gods"

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week on the 10-episode first season of “American Gods,” the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America.

Joining the previously announced cast are Cloris Leachman (“Malcom in The Middle,” “Raising Hope”) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” “Prison Break”) as Czernobog, Chris Obi (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Counselor”) as Anubis, and Mousa Kraish (“Superbad,” “Fast & Furious”) as The Jinn.