So you’re sitting at home, naked on a beanbag, eating Cheetos and wondering how best to entertain yourself. We’ve all been there. It can be the highlight of the week for many. Hell, it can be the thrill of a lifetime if it’s done right. But, and I’m going out on a limb here, what if you want just a little bit more? Maybe something to actually watch or enjoy? Well, today, and today only, I’m going to try and give you some options. Some you may have heard about in between the 1-900 ads and offers for time shares. Others you’ll have no clue. That’s okay, that’s why I’m here. I’ve been trolling the darkest corners of the internet to find you stuff. And, boy oh boy, have I found some cool stuff.
First off, I know that several readers were all aflutter about the impending movie featuring that sexy Cajun, Gambit. Some even had October 7, 2016, circled on their calendars. Sadly Fox has removed the film from its schedule and production appears to have been put off. No reasons were given.
Here’s the list of high profile flicks that are still coming out this year.
March 25: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
May 6: Captain America: Civil War
May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox)
June 3: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
August 5: Suicide Squad
November 4: Doctor Strange
For a list of every major movie coming out in 2016, CLICK HERE!
Some fun notes for your perusal. Batman -v- Superman: Dawn of Justice will have an R rated version when it comes to DVD / Blu Ray / etc. While rumors abound, thank you Internet people, our sources say a couple of the scenes between Gal Gadot and Ben Afflack got a little steamy and that some of the Batman scenes got a little extra violent. That would fit with where the comic books are at so I’m looking forward to it.
On the Captain America: Civil War side of things, reports from screenings are saying the movie is incredible and the last third plays out like an “emotional horror movie.” Reviewers are also saying Spiderman is great, Black Panther is amazing, and you’ll need to bring hankies for the end.
But you could have hit Google to find out that stuff. Just don’t do that while sitting in one of Google’s self driving cars. Those bad boys have been racking up accidents like teenagers after their first beers.
Anyway, you need more options, and I have them.
I have already written about Ultraman, Sky Sharks, and Iron Sky: The Coming Race. So, today, I’m going to focus on some stuff that you can get involved with in a variety of ways.
Let’s get started.
First off I bring you BODY JUMPERS, a web series that started in 2012 and has done nothing but get better as it has gone along. It’s about a female agent named Shia’ra is sent to Earth to protect the humans from other powerful aliens led by Primus. It was the winner of Best Web Series at The International Euro Film Festival 2015 and of Best Special Effects at the Urban Action Showcase Expo 2015!
Next up brings us a cool flick called AIRLORDS OF AIRIA. It’s currently just a short but they are working on making a full length version. The plot is pretty straightforward, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to watch. Airlord Karak, admiral of a fleet of airships, discovered a powerful ancient weapon on an expedition. After he conquered the Wodnik 7 naval base, he plots to seize power of the Airia Republic and drag the entire continent into war. Lura the chief of police joins forces with a gang of smugglers in order to thwart the power-hungry admiral’s plans.
Moving on we get to PIONEER ONE. This web series started out in 2010 and was a hit from the day it came out. The plot allows them a lot of room to move and they take it gleefully. An object falls from the sky, spreading radiation over North America. Fearing terrorism, Homeland Security Agents are dispatched to investigate and contain the damage. What they find will have implications for the entire world.
“But these are already started,” you whine, “how can we be the cool kids on the block and know stuff before anyone else?”
First off, quit whining, it’s unbecoming. Second, keep reading.
First up, I bring you GIRLS HEIST OUT by Rob Wieland. You might know him.
I’m Rob Wieland. I’ve been telling stories on tabletops for twenty years. I’ve worked on big licenses like Shadowrun, Firefly and Star Wars. I’ve worked on small games like Our Last Best Hope, CHILL 3rd Edition and The Edge of Midnight. My own worlds include CAMELOT Trigger and Save Game.
Comics mean a lot to me. My grandfather taught me to read using comic books. I want to step out from tabletop game writing into creating comic books and Girls’ Heist Out is the first story that’s demanded to be told. I believe that creative people should consume what they create and it is a great time to be a comic book fan. This is a story inspired by my love of Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubaker’s Catwoman run, Gail Simone’s Batgirl and Kurtis Wiebe’s Rat Queens.
Here’s a taste of what you’re in for.
TUSKEGEE HEIRS has been one of the hottest topics on comic book message boards for the last year, and deservedly so. The plot, “Tuskegee Heirs is a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators who are forced to become Earth’s last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization” doesn’t really do it justice. It’s a mix of historical and scientific fact blended with a ripping yarn. The video below gives the history of it all.
Lastly, I give you DAETRIX EPOC AWAKENING. Daetrix is a real person. He is a graphic artist and musician with a singular vision. This is a chronicle of his personal battles with sleep paralysis and the dreams/visions/alternate realities it implies. There is a private video online that you can see via THIS LINK.
Yeah, that’s right, you’re so fucking cool you get a private link. None of your loser friends have a private link.
All of the new materials are in various stages of production and offer a plethora of ways for you to stay in the loop as they develop. All of the web series above are ongoing and once you watch one you’ll be offered the rest.
Now, kick back on that bean bag and exult in the pop culture godliness you have attained. Let all the beanbag-less worship at your feet. You’ve earned it.