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chuck new seasonWe have some CHUCKing awesome news today, our favorite geek turned spy series has not only gotten its 4th season extended from 13 episodes to a full season order, but instead of the suspected 9 episodes, the series got picked up for an additional 11 episodes! That makes the 4th season of Chuck 24 episodes total!

The show, which has been on a creative high for the past two seasons, added Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame as Chuck’s long lost mother.  Chuck and the gang have been using all of their resources to locate her, thinking that she has been a prisoner of the season’s new big bad. As we found out yesterday, she may not be a prisoner after all, but might just be the big bad they are looking for.

If you haven’t seen yesterday’s episode yet, stop what you are doing and check it out. (spoiler alert) It ended with a cliffhanger of Chuck getting a call from his mother.  Next week’s episode is Halloween themed and features horror icon and the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund as Dr. Stanley Wheelwright, an evil scientist that wants to release a nightmare-inducing toxin on the public.   If you have been busy and missed the past few episodes of the series, you can head over to the show’s 141tv profile to check out the last 4 episodes.

Earlier this week Phasekitty and I were invited to the SmodCastle to preview Kevin Smith’s upcoming EPIX comedy special Too Fat for 40 and to sit down for a Q&A with the man himself. According to Smith, when EPIX approached him with the idea of a comedy special, he jumped at the chance to be like George Carlin for a day and put on his own comedy special. Here is a short clip from special:

If you have seen any of the Evening with Kevin Smith DVDs, than you know the basic drill, Kevin Smith gets up in front of a large live audience to answer their questions and shoot the shit. One thing that sets apart this special from those DVDs is the fact that he spends the whole special answering the first audience member’s question. That is a two hour response to a basic Q&A question with as many tangents and side stories as humanly possible.

Smith knows how to talk to an audience and he isn’t afraid to split very personal details about himself, his family, friends, and people he has worked with. One thing that really struck me about the 20 minute preview of the special is how much new content was apart of it. I’ve seen Smith talk more times that I can count, trekking out to his appearances at Wonder Con and Comic Con over the years and I own all of his Evening With DVDs. He usually repeats his stories pretty often. It has been two years since his last DVD (Kevin Smith: Sold Out – A Threevening with Kevin Smith) and he has a lot of new stories that have been building, including a lot of nuggets about the production of Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

Too Fat for 40 premieres on EPIX this coming Saturday, October 23rd. Before the comedy special, EPIX is holding a free hour long live interactive Q&A with Kevin Smith. Visitors to the site can submit questions to Smith in real time. For a free two week trial membership of EPIX, head on over here. In addition to the special, on EPIX you can check out hundreds of movies online, included in the mix are Star Trek, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Madea Goes to Jail, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to name a few.

Rhys Ifans is the Lizard in Spiderman 4

Okay, I’ve been waiting since Rhys Ifans was announced as being the big bad in the new Spiderman flick to comment on it until his character was confirmed or at least leaked. Well, it looks like that time is here and Rhys Ifans will be portraying Dr. Curt Connors, aka the Lizard!

When they originally announced Spiderman 4 with Raimi and Maguire, I thought that the Lizard was going to face Spidy next. Then when things got all messy and Raimi left the project followed by Sony changing into a prequel/reboot with Marc Webb taking the helm I wasn’t sure. I was afraid they’d go the Green Goblin route again, or as rumors indicated, we’d see Venom again. Ugh. But now it seems that Webb is still moving forward with fresh stories by ignoring used villains and bringing the Lizard into the fold.

So, we have Andrew Garfield who just impressed me with his performance in The Social Network as Peter Parker. He is a good choice, but I’m still not sure if the 6 foot tall and mature looking actor can portray “puny” Parker in high school. Also leaving me unsure is why Emma Stone, who would make a picture perfect Mary Jane is actually portraying Gwen Stacy. I hate that Sony just feels like the characters are interchangeable when they are actually very different. I’m waiting on pins and needles as to who will take on the MJ, Harry, and Flash roles.

The Lizard vs Spiderman

Lets take a look at Curt Connors/Lizard. One of my favorite things about him is that he is actually a good guy. Connors is a surgeon who goes off to war to save the lives of wounded GIs. While there, he gets injured in a blast and loses his arm. Upon returning to the states he becomes obsessed with reptiles and how they can regrow their limbs. Studying them he is able to develop an experimental serum from reptilian DNA that he uses to try and regrow his arm. It works, but there is a side effect, Connors becomes a reptilian humanoid monster, The Lizard, and it puts his family’s lives in danger and everyone around him. The Lizard is usually portrayed as a mindless savage, but in different mediums he has had different levels of intellect. In Spiderman: The Animated Series the Lizard was just as smart as Connors and attempted to make a race of Lizard people, while in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series he was portrayed as being purely animalistic.

Having the Lizard being mindless animal poses a problem for the film. It would mean no master plan or witty banter between Spiderman and the main villain. Having a monster that acts on instincts could lead to some amazing fights, but that could also create a story that really goes nowhere. What the Lizard needs is a cool counter part, someone like…

Kraven the Hunter is one of spiderman's most deadly villains

Kraven the Hunter

If we care about Curt Connors, we should want Spiderman to save and cure him rather than kill him. What we need is someone like Kraven the Hunter whose sole purpose is hunting down the lizard and making him part of his trophy room. Think of the three way fight over Manhattan and in the sewer systems. Could be epic. What do you think? Do you want to see someone like Kraven the Hunter added into the mix? Or how about someone else? Could the Kingpin try to harness the Lizard as a hitman? Or would JJJ try to use the Lizard to take out the Spider-menace? There are a lot of possibilities and I can’t wait to see what Webb comes up with.

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dual Electronics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard about the XDMA7650 from Dual Electronics? No? Well, if you want to up your “cool” factor then you should keep reading. A new device might just change the way you listen to music in your car.

RemoteThe XDMA7650 is a 2-step motorized mobile receiver that features a direct USB control for both iPhone and iPod devices, along with support for a variety of MP3 devices and can even play music from USB Flash drives in your car. The device has LCD displays on the inside and outside, which lets you control your music whether the receiver is open or closed. The unit comes with a wireless remote control (the image to our right) and includes a 3.5mm auxiliary input and 3-RCA preamp outputs. It also charges your iPhone while it is plugged into the head unit.

One of the things that I love about being able to hook my iPod up directly to my car’s audio system is that it gives me all of the music that I love. No longer do I have to listen to the radio repeat the same songs over and over, or wait through 10 minutes of commercials every hour. With this you can take control of the music you listen to in your car.

If you are looking to up your “cool” factor this year you should think about getting the XDMA7650 ultimate Car Audio experience, then inviting all of your friends on a road trip.

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Posted on October 14th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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My apologies for the slow down of articles, but I just got my hands on Dead Rising 2 and I can’t put it down. They took the awesome original game and added to it, making it even more awesome. This isn’t the only cool game coming out soon, we have these new and classic gems that are coming out…

X-Men Arcade

X-Men: The Arcade Game
One of the best arcades ever is finally coming to a home via the X-Box Marketplace and PS3s. The game allows for 6 player co-op online or a 4 player local co-op. The game is unchanged from the classic version, it allows you to play as Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Dazzler, Colossus or Nightcrawler as you battle the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and Magneto across levels. Included in the Brotherhood are Pyro, the Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, the White Queen, Juggernaut and Mystique. One thing that is really cool is that the game allows for Online Drop-in when multiplayer is activated. This allows your friends to jump in on the battle at any time while playing. The game will be available for download at the end of the year.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed II

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
You don’t have to be a fan of Star Wars to enjoy the Force Unleashed, it is for everyone that likes epic sci-fi or action stories. Once again you take on the role of Starkiller, Darth Vader’s once apprentice, as you hunt down his long lost love and avoid Vader. You’ll have to harness the full powers of the Force and wield dual lightsabers as you battle through worlds from all of the Star Wars movies. The game comes out later this month on October 26th, 2010.

WWE Raw vs Smackdown 2011

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
The latest edition of the wrestling franchise promises an ever changing gameplay based on players decisions, which can lead to “spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring”.  They are trying hard to make each match unique to keep gameplay fresh and unpredictable.  The game features 70 superstars including the ones you’d expect like John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Kane and the Undertaker, but in addition to them are legends including Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart to name a few. Something to really look forward to? An online Royal Rumble, hell yeah. You can get your hands on this also on October 26th, 2010.

What video games are you looking forward to?

The 12 episode forth season of The Guild has come to a close.

In the season finale, “Guild Hall”, all of the Guild’s problems come to a head in the game! The episode was written by star/creator Felicia Day and costars Jeff Lewis as Vork, Sandeep Parikh as Zaboo, Robin Thorsen as Clara, Amy Okuda as Tinkerballa, Vincent Caso as Bladezz, and Day as Codex, and guest starred The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg.

You can check out the full forth season here. And The Guild‘s awesome music video, “Do You Want to Date My Avatar”, can still be watched here.

Return of Bruce Wayne, issue 5

Today, Bruce Wayne gets closer to the present as he navigates through 1960s Gotham City and helps to investigate the murder of his parents along with a mysterious dame. Film Noir styled Batman? Yeah, I’m game.

A look at DC Comic’s official description:

Bruce Wayne finds himself in the hard-boiled streets of Gotham City’s past. Will his adventure as a private investigator help him take one step closer to the present day?

The issue was written by Grant Morrison, with art by Ryan Sook and the cover by Andy Kubert.

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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