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Release Date: November 30th, 2012
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: John Hyams
Cast:  Scott Adkins, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Andrei Arlovski
Plot: John (Scott Adkins, The Expendables 2) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme).

While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rouge army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.

Thoughts: I am a huge fan of the original Universal Soldier. It is not only one of the best tough guy action movies, but also has an awesome sci-fi element thrown it. Van Damme vs Lundgren racks right up there with Stallone vs Lundgren in Rocky 4. I was such a big fan of the original that I watched the two Soldier TV movies and even saw The Return in theaters (big mistake there).

John Hyams was able to breath new life in the series with Universal Soldier: Regeneration, reuniting both Van Damme and Lundgren. Now he brings the series forward again (and back into theaters) with Day of Reckoning, which shifts the focus from the two leads but continues to change the franchise into a movie series with legs and a ton of possibilities for the future. I just hope the trailer for Reckoning is misleading, because I’d hate to see Luc Deveraux make a full turn to the “dark side”.

In addition to watching the movie in theaters, you can order Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning right now on demand!

Next week, Marvel Now!’s all new take on the merc with the mouth continues in Deadpool #3 from the comedy writing team of Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn along with one of comic’s best artists Tony Moore, with a cover by Moore and a variant by Geoff Darrow. Deadpool’s epic battle with zombie presidents continues as he faces off with Richard Nixon (where is David Frost when you need him!?). Guest starring Doctor Strange… you know, they had me with zombie Nixon, but I always enjoy an appearance by the good doctor. I love how Marvel Now! is pulling heroes from all around the Marvel Universe together. It really feels like a much tighter universe since the end of “Avengers vs. X-Men” and I hope this continues and is not a passing phase.

Deadpool #3
Official Description: Deadpool vs. Dead Presidents…this time, TRICKY DICK NIXON! Can even Doctor Strange help the M w/the M? This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday!

Marvel Now! Deadpool #3 hits stands next Wednesday December 5th, 2012. Also coming out next Wednesday from Marvel Comics are All-New X-Men #3, Amazing Spider-Man #699, Avenging Spider-Man #15, and Avengers #1 (more on that later!), among others. Have you been picking up the Marvel Now! take on Deadpool?


Check out these Deadpool related trade paperbacks…


Angel & Faith is well past the half way mark for the “season” and is still moving forward towards Angel’s ultimate goal of bringing Giles back to life. Recent appearances by Willow, Connor, and Gunn have helped to firmly keep the series in the Buffy/Angel verse while exploring past stories and ideas, such as the gang’s adventure in Quor-Toth. Over in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the title character recently faced off with Angel’s former foes Wolfram & Hart. I can’t wait until the two series’ come together and build towards the season’s ultimate climax.

Angel & Faith #16
Official Description: Angel’s plan to resurrect Giles inches ever closer toward success. As he and Faith hack their way toward one more magical item to help in their venture, Angel reveals it is time to get the final part of Giles’ soul. But their triumphant return to London holds more than one surprise: first, the revenge-seeking Nadira and the Slayers come calling…

The new issue, part 1 of “Death and Consequences”, hits stands on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. Will you be picking it up?


Check out these Angel related products…

1. Kindle Fire
Amazon’s awesome tablet/e-reader is on sale from $159 to $129 bucks. It normally is the best priced tabley on the market for what you get and this sale makes it that much better! To get the Cyber Monday deal you need to use the code FIREDEAL at checkout. After you get the Kindle Fire you might want to purchase a new e-book or two. You can try our very own wrestling expert/movie reviewer Lucian’s Tales of Modern Horror, where you get three short stories for the price of one. Other ideas for your favorite geek include Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead novel “The Road to Woodbury” or one of my personal favorites Pulp, from Charles Bukowski.

2. Marvel Studios Movies
For at least today you can get some of the best superhero movies ever made on Blu-Ray for under 10 bucks, including Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and Iron Man 2. Sure, you can get both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Blu-Rays for under 4 bucks, but they are old news compared to Marvel’s amazing cinematic universe.

3. Various Video Games
Today Amazon is featuring a ton of awesome video game lighting deals. Including in the mix are; Need for Speed: The Run, Kinect Star Wars, NHL 13, Dance Central 3, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013, Soul Calibur V, SSX, and The Secret World to name a few. Normally nothing can beat the price of a Lighting Deal, but that goes double on Cyber Monday. You are sure to find a game for whatever kind of geek you are shopping for.

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Last week Marvel Now! kicked off with a bang with the release of Uncanny Avengers #1. In the aftermath of Avengers vs X-Men, the world has changed and the mutant gene has been reactivated. With that a new team of Avengers formed with a mix of classic Avengers and new mutant members like Rogue and Havok. In addition to the new series, Marvel is relaunching most of their lineup with new number 1s with fresh creative teams in the mix.

The merc with the mouth, Deadpool, is one of the series that will be getting a new number one. While he did not beat Deathstroke in our recent head to head match up [SEE: Deathstroke vs Deadpool, Who Would Win?], the assassin is ready to take on giant monsters (see above) and dead presidents in his new title, written by the comedy team of Gerry Duggan, a writer of Attack of the Show!, and comedian/actor Brian Posehn, who appeared in Fox’s horrible Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The art in the series is by Toy Moore, who I think has one of the cleanest and coolest styles. He drew the first few issues of The Walking Dead, which blow away most other titles and helped the book stand out.

DEADPOOL #1
Official Issue Description: Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Deadpool #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writers & comedians Brian Posehn (The Sara Silverman Program), Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show!, Infinite Horizon) and superstar artist Tony Moore (The Walking Dead)! Washington, D.C. is in turmoil when dead former U.S. Presidents – from George Washington to Gerald Ford – are resurrected and the heroes of the Marvel Universe can’t be the ones to stop them! There’s only one other person that has the reputation, skills, and plausible deniability to handle these com-monsters in chief…NOW! is the time for Deadpool! In Wade We Trust!

Deadpool #1 hits stands and the digital marketplace in three weeks on November 7th. Are you excited for the new team on the book? Ready for the mix of action, comedy, and gore?

Check out these Deadpool related products…

It is no secret that I think that X-Factor is Marvel’s best title. Month after month Peter David, who has been on the title since its relaunch in 2005, delivers compelling storytelling with characters you can actually get behind and care about. X-Factor is a team book, but each member of the team gets the spotlight and no one is left behind. The current storyline, “Breaking Points”, reaches a climax in issue #245 and I’m not sure how much more the team can take.

Over the course of the first 4 parts of the storyline, Strong Guy, who was discovered recently to be soulless, quit the team after being rejected by Monet, Wolfsbane left the team after finding the son she abandoned, Polaris lost her mind after finding the truth about her parents dead, and Banshee became a God. When it rains it pours. Who will remain after Day 5 of “Breaking Points”? You’ll have to read to find out!

X-FACTOR #245
Official Issue Description: In the last of five issues that will change the face of X-FACTOR forever, two characters find their lives irrevocably altered.When the smoke clears, the team’s roster will be nearly halved…

The issue hit stands yesterday on October 17th from Marvel Comics.

Posted on October 18th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Who would have ever thought that a small drama about a biker club would become out of the most shocking shows on television? Currently in its fifth season, with the events of the last few episodes you’d think they were on the march to a series finale. The bloodshed and drama put this show on the top of the must see pile, almost edging out AMC’s Breaking Bad. for the most brutal and compelling show on television. It will be interesting if show creator Kurt Sutter can keep this high energy as the show moves into its sixth season and rumored final seventh season. For now, strap in and enjoy the ride.

Official Episode Description, “Small World”: Jax presents a dangerous proposal to the club.

Sons of Anarchy airs on FX Network at 10pm. What else is on tonight? A little something called the Presidential Debate…

8PM

ABC: Dancing with the Stars (reality competition)
FOX: Raising Hope/Ben and Kate (comedies)
NBC: The Voice (reality competition)
CW: Hart of Dixie (medical drama)
CARTOON: The Looney Tunes Show (animation)
DIY: Holmes on Homes (how to)
GSN: Minute to Win It (game show)

9PM

ABC/NBC/FOX/PBS: Presidential Debate (political)
CW: Emily Owens, M.D. (medical drama)
DSC: Alaska: The Last Frontier (docu)
GSN: Minute to Win It (game show)
ID: Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (docu)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)
TRAVEL: Airport 24/7: Miami (docu)

10PM

USA: Covert Affairs (action drama)
FOOD: Chopped (competition)
BET: Keyshia & Daniel/The Soul Man (reality)
BRAVO: Flipping Out (docu)
COMEDY: Tosh .0/Brickleberry (clip comedy/comedy)
MTV: Underemployed (drama)
ID: Twisted (docu)

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