Batman 2018: AKA Shut up Kevin Conroy!

 

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(Nicholas Dye/ Staff Writer)

This past week has given us our first look at not one but TWO new Batman animated films that don’t feature the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy! Somewhere, Two-Face’s nipples just got hard! Drawing from all-new material and set in feudal Japan is Batman Ninja. Now I know that sounds like a shitty ploy to get you to buy your kids new toys of Batman as a ninja and Joker, as a ninja, and Harley Quinn as…wait for it…a ninja, but it isn’t. This is a very beautifully detailed anime of Batman as he faces off against the craziest Joker we may have seen since someone thought Jared Leto would be an awesome Joker. Either way it looks 100% badass. The trailer gives us a glimpse at Robin, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Clayface, and Grodd. Yup…you heard me…mother-effing Gorilla Grodd as, what appears to be, a warlord! An english dubbed version is coming with a voice cast that is yet to be revealed but, I for one, cannot wait to miss most of the movie reading subtitles just to hear Wataru Takagi do the creepiest scream as the Joker when he attacks batman with a katana in hand. After this trailer, I dare you not to say shinseina tawagoto Batoman!

I mean…COME ON!! My only question is, how the hell does Batman have a Batwing and a few other tech gadgets in feudal Japan? Ah who cares!?

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As if that wasn’t enough. DC Animation finally brings us an adaptation of one of my favorite Batman Elseworlds titles in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Set in Gotham in 1889, Bruce Wayne returns from a trip to Europe and takes up the mantle of the Batman to stop the legendary Jack the Ripper who has come to Gotham. While the translation to animation doesn’t quite convey the gritty style of the comic (originally drawn masterfully by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola), it does look like it follows the story arc beautifully. Finally there will be a viable reason for those damned steam-punk cosplayers to be at SDCC with their damned Dr. Floobert’s Amazing Gizmotron-Doohickity-Pew-Pew Ray Gun or whatever the hell they call it. Either way, check out the trailer below and, look for Gotham by Gaslight on January 23rd 2018 with Batman Ninja later in 2018.

 

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NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

One Bad Day. One Great Movie..Coming Soon.

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

One bad day. It just takes one bad day to turn the sanest mortal into the darkest of souls and just one bad day is the lynch pin behind one of most infamous DC graphic novels, “The Killing Joke”. This graphic novel is held in high regards in most comic book circles and will be making its animated film debut in a few short weeks.

“The Killing Joke” will be released digitally on July 23,2016 and Blu-Ray/Dvd on August 2. This film will break new ground for the popular DC animated movie series, as “The Killing Joke” will be rated R. That rating is a relief to many, as any lower rating would be a disservice to the legacy of this story.

As you can tell quickly from the trailer, the legacy of this story is well protect in many ways and two of those reasons come in the form of the voice talents. The men that are synonymous with this classic rivalry, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will headline this film.

A reminder, if you’re a fan of the original graphic novel or you’re a fan of the DC animated universe, this is an entry that should not be miss digitally on July 23 and on August 2 in the Blu-Ray/Dvd formats. Also, in the Blu-Ray/Dvd format, watch for a special deluxe edition and the limited edition Joker figure that will be included.
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Back To The Future Is Marking It’s 30th Anniversary…

(Joshua Gilmore Staff Writer)

This October things are going to get heavy, as the 1985 classic “Back to the Future” will mark its 30th anniversary and the franchise will be releasing 3 collector sets onto the market. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu Ray and DVD), Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series (Released for the first time and only on DVD), and Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures (Blu Ray and DVD) on Oct. 20th

Universal has released the Back to the Future Trilogy in the past, but from the information that has been released, this collection with be worth the return trip.

This set will include all three Back to the Future movies and a bonus disc with over 2 hours of content. Also, there will be special collectible packaging and a digital HD copy exclusively for the Blu Ray format.

The bonus features for this set will be all new and include..
-“Doc Brown Saves The World”  An ALL NEW original short, starring Christopher Lloyd
-OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean  This feature takes a look at the restoration of one of the most iconic cars in film history.
-Looking Back To The Future  A 9 part documentary from 2009 that takes a look back at the legacy of this franchise.
-2 episodes from the Back to the Future animated series.
– A 6 part documentary “Tales From The Future”
-The physics of Back to the Future
-Deleted Scenes
– A Q&A with Michael J Fox
– Eight Archival Featurettes
– Behind the Scenes Footage
– Music Videos
– Commentaries
– A Look Back at the Back to the Future: The Ride

It’s time to double back, as every episode of the Back to the Future: Animated Series will finally make their way to DVD. This collection will have all 26 uncut episode and will feature all of Christopher Lloyd’s live segments, including all of the Bill Nye Science experiments.

The bonus features of this collection will include
-New interviews with creator/writer Bob Gale and writer John Ludin
– Art galleries, which include rare character and DeLorean designs.

Finally, for the fans that need everything in one package, Universal will be releasing a complete collection. The complete collection will include the Back to the Future Trilogy and the Back to the Future:The Complete Animated Series. Also, as an added bonus, the complete collection will come with a 64 page booklet and this set will be packaged in a limited edition light up “Flux Capacitor” case.

All of these sets will be a great addition to any collection, even if you are returning to the well for a double dip. Hopefully, when October 20th comes, we’ll have a complete review on these new sets.

AMAZON Pre Order For The Back To The Future Collection