Between DC Comic’s “The New 52” and Marvel “Now”, it is refreshing to see ongoing titles with more than a 100 issues; series that have a rich history and aren’t afraid of high numbers. I used to follow and collect Sara Pezinni’s adventures as Witchblade and I can’t remember why I stopped following the Image Comic (it could have had to do with the awful television adaption of the comic, or more likely, life got in the way).

Issue #167 kicks off a new arc with Part 1 of “Absolute Corruption” from writer Tim Seeley and artist Diego Bernard. It always used to be fun when Sara was forced to team up or faceoff against past Witchblade wielders. Here we go again…

Witchblade #167
Official Description: The bitter, former Witchblade bearer Katarina has transcended the Faerie realm, travelling to Chicago to intercept the fugitive murderer Toio Mulranny. And she’s going to get the Witchblade’s help to catch him, whether Sara Pezinni wants to or not.

The issue hits stands on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 from Image Comics.

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Posted on June 17th, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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It is that time again, get ready for another contest. This time, you have the chance to walk home with Bryan Singer’s adventure movie, Jack the Giant Slayer.

In the movie, giants are unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries and fight to reclaim the world as their own. A young man named Jack is forced to become a hero and to fight for his kingdom, friends and family, and the love of a brave princess. What chance does a teenager have against an army of giants?

Well, Jack might have a better chance at defeating them when you take control of the giant’s every move in the Jack the Giant Slayer app below! In addition to animated gifs that you control, there is a quiz that tests how brave you are (which could open a secret clip from the movie), and a Giant Soundboard which lets you play sound effects from the Giants which are featured in the movie (can you say, remix time?).

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER CONTEST

Now lets get to the contest and your chance to win the Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet). The movie is based on the fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Leave a comment telling us what other fairy tale you’d like to see made into an adventure movie and you will be entered into a random drawing to win the Blu-Ray! For a second entry into the contest, tweet about the contest with the hashtags #JackTheGiantSlayer and #MHD along with a link to myhollywooddream.com.

The contest is presented by Warner Brothers. The movie stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Eleanor Tomlinson. If you don’t win the contest, you can buy Jack the Giant Slayer on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 18th!

Disclaimer (and other Details)
This contest is only open to US and Canada residents with a valid address. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a valid email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 48 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes provided by Warner Brothers. A winner will be chosen on June 23rd, 2013.

Okay, I’ll be honest here, I usually skip comic anthologies. Random stand alone stories just don’t interest me as much as ongoing stories do. These are usually throw away stories that you can skip and not feel like you missed a beat... But Dark Horse Presents #25 has Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the cover and I’m a sucker for Buffy tie ins. This particular stand alone story spins right out of the newest issue of Buffy (#22) and deals with one of the slayer’s newest allies, Billy, as he returns home to fight off the growing Zompire population that is wrecking havoc. What the heck, I’ll give it a shot. What other stories does the anthology have?

Dark Horse Presents #25
Official Description: After training with Buffy, Billy the vampire slayer heads back to his hometown to deal with the zompire epidemic! Delve into a time-travel story from Eisner Award–winning writer Matt Fraction! Mike Richardson adapts Andrew Vachss’ vision of violence in the big city in Undergound! Read an installment of The Chapel Chronicles by fifteen-year-old Emma T Capps!  Plus, new installments of Trekker, Blackout, Nexus, Crime Does Not Pay, Brain Boy, King’s Road, and Bloodhound!

The issue comes out from Dark Horse Comics next Wednesday, June 19th, 2013, from more writers and artists than I can count.

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Posted on June 15th, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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There is so much going on, so lets just jump right in and focus on some television news today.

After clearing house with cast members via a plane crash the season before this past one, Grey’s Anatomy is upgrading four recurring cast members from this past season to regulars… “Grey’s 2.0”? “Grey’s: The New Class”? All four, Camilla Luddington, Gaius Charles, Jerrika Hinton and Tessa Ferrer (pictured to the left), took on the roles of the new class of interns along with Tina Majorino. Sadly, due to being attached to the new TNT drama Legends, Majorino has not joined the others as a regular next season. Personally, I preferred the Veronica Mars and  Napoleon Dynamite alum to the others. We’ll see if she’ll be back recurring and depending on how her new show does, if she’ll be upgraded at some point.

While on the subject of a Shonda Rhimes show, lets turn to another one. Scandal has been red hot for ABC and the drama just made another smart move. They have upped Scott Foley to a series regular for the shows upcoming third season. This past season he recurred as Jake Ballard, who ended the season with his fate being a cliffhanger. I guess we can say that he survives “the pit” (sorry, I can never resist a bad pun).

Foley has been busy on TV in recent years, with recurring gigs on Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy and True Blood, along with a regular role on the dead-before-it-aired The Goodwin Games. It’ll be nice for him to stick around a series for more than a season and grow into a new role.

Moving away from ABC and Shonda Rhimes, how about we turn to some lighter fare? The well received Cartoon Network Teen Titans Go! has been renewed for a second season. The series features DC Comic’s younger generation of heroes, including Robin, Beast Boy and Raven, being teenagers and doing normal teenage things. Things like taking your driving test and messing with a pizza man. The cartoon is over the top and zany.

Season one is still ongoing with new episodes airing every Tuesday at 7:30pm, then reairing throughout the week. The series is surprisingly enjoyable and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for future episodes. Shut off your brain, sit back, and enjoy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday that he would be returning to The Terminator franchise.  Rumor is that he would play a human character.  Arnold also revealed his plans to also star in the new Conan the Barbarian movie as well as a new Twins movie. Terminator 5 will start shooting in January.

Today comes news that Arnold would return to The Expendables 3.  Other Casting rumors for the new Expendables movie have Mel Gibson as the villain and Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, and Milla Jovovich joining the cast.  Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Mickey Rourke are rumored to be reprising their roles from earlier movies. The Expendables 3 begins shooting in August.

This Friday The Purge hits theaters. One family faces the ultimate test of survival as all crime is made legal for 12 hours, sundown to sunrise, and they must do what ever it takes to safeguard themselves from the outside world. You don’t have to wait that long! Keep reading to see if you would survive the night and you just might win some cool swag thanks to Universal Pictures.

Posted below is the “The Purge Blog App”, which has been designed with a series of questions to quiz your reactions and drive for survival. Would you make it to sunrise without becoming a monster?


THE PURGE CONTEST DETAILS

You can take home the T-Shirt and Mask pictured above! For an entry into the contest, all that you have to do is take the quiz and post your results in the comments! That is it, easy as pie.

For an additional entry into the contest, you can also comment with what you would do if for 12 hours, all crime was legal. Would you rob a bank? Become a monster? Try to protect other families in danger? Get your comment in by June 12th to enter!

The Purge was written and directed by James DeMonaco, and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, and Tony Oller.

Disclaimer (and other Details)
This contest is only open to US residents with a valid address. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a valid email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 48 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes provided by Universal Pictures.

Sure, Zach Braff and Veronica Mars have an easy time raising the funds that they need through crowd-sourcing, but not everyone has it so easy. My Hollywood Dream’s very own columnist Lucian has put together a crowd-sourcing page to bring his eBooks to life via printed anthology. Help bring Supernatural Tales to life!

Lucian’s goal is a very modest $5,000 that he would use towards printing costs, hiring an artist to create an original cover , and publicity. He is offering five perks, including a copy of one of the stories as an eBook for 5 dollar contributions, the complete collection in eBook for 15 dollars, a signed paperback for 50 dollars, and a thank you in the actual paperback book for 100 dollars. Sure, the perks do not include hanging out with celebrities or getting a T-Shirt that you’d never wear, but I can say for sure that 5 dollars is a Bargain to read Lucian’s original stories- which ironically enough is the short story you’d get for donating 5 dollars. Lets take a closer look at all of the stories that make up Supernatural Tales

Bargain
On their tenth anniversary a husband explains the strange bargain he made to win his wife’s love.

I Dream Analyze Genie
The story of the genie in the magic lamp is an old one, told many times. And, more often than not, things do not end well for the poor unfortunate who stumbles across the lamp. Which of course raises one important question: After all these years hasn’t anyone figured out rubbing an old lamp is a BAD idea? On the other hand, though, we are a more educated, intelligent and introspective species than we ever have been before. Certainly modern man could find a way to benefit from the powers of the genie. Surely by now we can benefit from making wise choices in what we wish for. Well, that is the subject of this wry tale.

Zombie Zoo
A food critic and a young Goth discover a terrible secret behind The Zombie Zoo nightclub. Together they must do battle with a terrible monster. Inspired by the Tom Petty song “Zombie Zoo”(Note: no actual zombies).

Devil’s in the Details
An occult professor accidentally sells his soul to a demoness. Can he find a way to avoid an eternity in Hell?

Closing Argument
Lawyer Jim Prentice faces his greatest challenge, defending his right to live in a trial with Death himself as judge.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading earlier drafts of “Closing Argument” and “Devils in the Details” and I can not wait to eventually get Supernatural Tales as a paperback and see what changes Lucian has made to the stories! Please head on over to the book’s IndieGoGo page and donate anything you can (every dollar helps).

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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