Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Comic-Con: Guillermo del Toro reveals new plans for Hellboy 3; Peter Jackson says there may be three Hobbit movies

Originally posted on The Geek Files - 16 July 2012 | Written by

This is AWESOME news. Anyone who knows me should know that I am a huge fan of the first two Hellboy movies so to say I'd be stoked for a third outing of everybody's favourite stone-handed paranormal investigator would be a major understatement indeed.

Of course, nothing's set in stone (pun only slightly intended) just yet, but that never stopped me getting prematurely excited about a movie in the past and certainly won't do so now!

Read on after the jump for very few more details, and the (profit driven?) proposal for a third Hobbit movie (and by my reckoning, if The Hobbit warrants three movies, then LotR should have been about 30 movies long)

Hellboy Ron Perlman still newsize.jpgFOR a long time there's been little hope of a third Hellboy movie. That's because director Guillermo del Toro has always said he is too busy and star Ron Perlman was not keen to repeat the lengthy make-up process that turned him into the red demon do-gooder.

But there's now a fresh enthusiasm for the idea. And that's largely because Perlman overcame his reluctance and dressed as Hellboy to fulfil a boy's dream of meeting his favourite comic book character, in a gesture arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3]," del Toro told Entertainment Weekly. "We're going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens."

Comic-Con: Marvel offers updates on Thor and Captain America sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Iron Man 3

Originally posted on The Geek Files - 16 July 2012 | Written by

Guardians of the Galaxy character artwork.jpgMAKING the most of its appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Marvel Studios has teased fans with a host of new information about upcoming releases.

Kevin Feige, president of the comic book giant's filmmaking arm, announced titles for two upcoming sequels as Thor: The Dark World (released November 8, 2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014).

Friday, 13 July 2012

Self Titled LP by The Soft City [AWESOME]

I know very little about this band; only came across them because their music is free to download from Bandcamp (damn but I love Bandcamp!). Do yourself a favour, though, and give them a listen, check out some bio details from SoundCloud after the jump, then go download their LP and EPs from Bandcamp for repeat listening...I guarantee you will NOT be dissapointed!

We're breaking our planet once and for all, warn scientists [Environment]

 Originally posted on - 7 June 2012 | Written By George Dvorsky

This is probably one of the scariest things I've read...EVER! If the report this article refers to is correct (and I personally hope that it's waaaaay off the mark), then we could be looking at hitting the ecological point-of-no-return before the end of this century...that's potentially within our children's lifetime and most definitely within the lifetimes of our grandchildren!

Not to be flogging a dead horse, especially as the term "ecological point-of-no-return" is pretty self explanatory, but to be particularly blunt what they're referring to is reaching a point beyond which there is no possibility of undoing the damage that's been done to the environment. Once past that point, things will go rapidly downhill, most likely at an accelerating rate, and in the "blink of an eye" the planet could well be rendered inhospitable.

To put this in another perspective, if we time shift this back around 100 years, then this report would have been published in 1912 and the tipping point, if it weren't prevented, would probably have occurred somewhere during the 1970s, 80s or 90s - right when out generation was growing up. So by now, 2012, the Earth would be nothing but a dead planet with little more than micro-organisms remaining in existence.

Like I said, scary stuff!

A report just published in Nature by a group of 22 international scientists warns that human activity is quickly pushing the planet to a tipping point, after which time the Earth's ecosystem will suffer a rapid and irreversible collapse. What's worse: They suggest we're nearly there.

Carter USM - 30 Something / 1992 Remastered For 2012


One of my all-time favourite bands. I fell in love with 1992: The Love Album on first listen and it remains one of my favourite albums to this day. Caught the guys when they played at the Melbourne Big Day Out (which was January 1993 if you can believe it) and also went to the Prince of Wales gig in February of the same year. We were standing at the back of the room while one of the supports were playing and who should I spy standing right behind us but Jim Bob himself. Me and my mate Dave plucked up the courage to go and talk to him (well, Dave did first, I was way to chicken until after he did) and we both managed to get our Carter t-shirts signed. Still got mine up in the cupboard somewhere - hasn't been washed since that fateful day almost 20 years ago.

Needless to say, I will definitely be getting both the remasters when they come out.

Continue on after the jump to see the official announcement details (along with some concert info for those of you in the UK)...

Star​-​Crossed by Her Vanished Grace [AWESOME]

One of my favourite bands of all time:

Camelot president would “love to make a sequel” to Donkey Kong 64

Originally posted on Vooks - 6 July 2012 | Written by:  

Awesome news if this ever comes to fruition...poor old DK is definitely an under-used Nintendo character.
President of Camelot, Hiroyuki Takahashi, has stated that he would be pretty keen to work on a Donkey Kong title in the future.

He believes such an undertaking “would prove really interesting”, praising the series for being “full of surprises”. He made particular reference to Donkey Kong 64 (a.k.a. one of my favourite games ever), noting that he “would love to make a sequel” for it.

Camelot’s relationship with Nintendo goes back to the Nintendo 64 days; they have been responsible for many Mario sports titles, the latest being Mario Tennis Open on the 3DS, and a handful of Golden Sun games.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I'm Going Dry for July

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About Dry July

Dry July is a non-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July.

Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, DJ's ( [dee-jay] noun: a person or team actively sponsored to participate in Dry July) take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

This year Dry July is proud to have on board twenty beneficiaries across Australia and New Zealand. The campaign operates a full circle fundraising model, which gives DJ's clarity on how beneficiary funds are used within each hospital. It is important to the Dry July Team to deliver an efficient, low-cost campaign, utilising online technology to minimise administration costs.

Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of individual drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

Our Mission:

Directly benefit adult cancer patients with real and tangible change by providing funds to create better environments and support networks for patients and their families.

Raise awareness of drinking habits and the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Our Vision:

Be a well respected not-for-profit organisation locally, nationally and internationally in the online, cancer and hospital community.