XBox & PlayStation Networks DDOS’d Again After Christmas

xbox-live-psn-new-price-list(PMC) On Christmas Day a pre-announced DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack was set upon both Microsoft’s Xbox Live Network and Sony’s PSN. No one took it serious. Then it happened. Both gaming networks were down for over 5 hours. …

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XBoxLive and PlayStation Networks Down on Christmas Day

XBox Live and PSN(PCM) Christmas n00bs did not take down gaming servers on Christmas day. It was Lizard Squad. A group of hackers that made many many threats of extortion to simply asking for retweets to restore the Xbox and Playstation networks from DDOS attacks.

DDOS attacks are when multiple users attack a server as opposed to a DOS attack when only one party attacks. DDOS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. DOS is just Denial of Service.

The outage took place much of the day with XBox and Playstation networks receiving many complaints regarding outage.

While the providers worked hard to thwart the attack, other hacking groups came to the providers aid.… Full Story

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Discovery Channel Dupes Viewers Again with Eaten Alive

(PCM) Remember when Discovery channel was credible? Then shows on Discovery Channel began to stretch the truth, shows such as their fake expose on the mega shark stand out. That show of a mega shark turned out to be a fraud. Discovery channel dupes viewers again with Eaten Alive. If you missed the show, don’t worry. You didn’t miss anything. Here’s a spoiler you’ll be glad to know. Despite the show title, Eaten Alive and all the hype that promoted that the show host Paul Rosolie would in fact enter the belly of a live and wild anaconda, it never happened. Not even technically. Not even close. The show special was watched live by hordes and for those that DVR’d the show, perhaps they wasted less of their life on the show. Skipping to the last 5 minutes of the show, Paul Rosolie dones a layered suit of chainmail, carbon fiber and other reinforced protective covers for legs. Oddly his arms were not. Moments after Paul Rosolie throws himself to a 20+ foot female anaconda in the deep forest of Peru the snake gets not further than attempting to bite his helmet.  During this time the snake has coiled around … Continue reading

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Is Marvel Making Ms. Marvel and Black Panther to be Politically Correct?

black-panther-marvel-movie(PCM)  It’s hard not to notice that two of Marvel’s next films are characters that fill in space that social media’s argued for the past few years – a woman and a minority.

While both characters Ms. Marvel and Black Panther are not being changed to suit any social needs on film, the are what they are. Ms. Marvel is female and Black Panther is black.

These characters have never been hot titles for Marvel, however one could argue that Punisher was never one either.

Yet Guardians of the Galaxy has proved any title by Marvel can be a huge winner. If ever a time was ripe to meet the needs of social media flag bearers, this is that time.

Black Panther will premiere November 3, 2017. Chad Boseman has won the leading role. “I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward … Read more

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Marvel Breaks Avengers 3 into Two Parts: Infinity War

avengers-3-infinity-wars(PCM) How do you keep actors in on contract when it ends with their next film? Divide it into a two-part story. Smart Marvel.

thanos

Infinity War Part 1 will hit theaters May 2018.
Infinity War Part 2 will make us wait no more than one more year. It will close out the story May 2019.

Perhaps it’s a very good thing too. In keeping with bringing canon to the big screen, The Infinity War is a bold and epic story to take on. The backstory to Infinity War is centered around the cosmic villain, Thanos.

Thanos in Avengers

Thanos in Avengers

We first caught a glimpse of Thanos in the easter egg ending of The Avengers in 2012. The character was fleshed out a bit in 2014’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy with Josh Brolin securing the role as Thanos.

From a few of the Marvel films to date, plenty of innuendos and references … Read more

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What Is Marvel’s Civil War Movie About?

civil-war-marvel(PCM) In a slew of announcements that effectively obliterate Warner Bros./DC recent movie release schedule announcement, Marvel has continued to do everything right in its cinematic universe.

In this article we’ll cover Civil War. What is Civil War?

Let’s get the news details behind us first. Civil War will be the next Captain America film which Robert Downey Jr. recently revealed ahead of the Marvel press release October 28th 2014. That film will hit theaters May 6, 2016.

Now for the back story of Civil War. And it is one that changed the Marvel Universe in a big way. For this reason, doing a film will serve as a good shake up to Marvel Studios current superhero line-up. Be prepared for some serious changes.

Civil War will introduce many many new Marvel characters that will sensibly fill the places left open from current actors and actresses leaving the Marvel Cinematic … Read more

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DC Suicide Squad Movie Details Emerge Quickly

NewSuicideSquad(PCM) Inside one day of Warner Bros. announcing the DC Superhero movie schedule details of one of the more obscure titles emerges. The gritty director David Ayer will take the helm. But what is and who are the Suicide Squad?

Suicide Squad in DC’s print or comic book universe is a group of notable and not so well known incarcerated villains, many from the Batman family. It’s not so much as a second chance program as a no other choice operation where super vvillainsare used to execute top secret operations. Top Secret? The not so secret team operates undercover in the respect that if they are caught, the government will deny association. Of course their name sums up their tasks.

The New Suicide Squad Issue #1

The New Suicide Squad Issue #1

The team is recruited from Belle Reve Penitentiary in the DC universe. It doesn’t reside in any one city but always referenced as outside of … Read more

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DC Announces Superhero Movies: Flash, Wonderwoman, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, Green Lantern and Justice League

Batman v Superman prequel to Justice League Cuts Out Origin Stories

(PCM) With Marvel owning all the news at NY Comic-Con, you’d think DC would have released this news just a few days sooner.

But in DC fashion, better late than never.

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara pandered to major investors in a meeting today the full schedule of DC movies beginning with Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.

“The demand for high quality video content is growing fast – in the United States and around the world – as new technologies have created new platforms and millions of new connected consumers,” said Tsujihara. “The opportunity is huge. And no studio is better positioned to take advantage of it than Warner Bros.”

2016
Batman V. Superman – March 25 – Director: Zack Snyder
Suicide Squad – August 5 – Director: David Ayer
2017
Wonderwoman – June 23
Justice League – November 17 – Director: Zack Snyder
2018
Flash – … Read more

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Spider-Man In a Marvel Movie? Civil War!

Marvel Civil War

(PCM) The summer of 2014 had many rumors. Each rumor came to be true with the third appearing to be every bit as much true!

  1. Robert Downey wanted to be Iron Man again but not in an Iron Man solo film.
  2. Deadpool may get his own film. In September it was announced Deadpool will be in theaters February 2016.
  3. Marvel was in talks with Sony to allow Spider-Man to guest appear in a Marvel Studios film.

Two of those three are true. The third and last has all the earmarks of being true. Here is why you should hold out hope that number three will in fact be revealed as true in due time.

Marvel Civil War

Marvel Civil War

If you are true comic book enthusiast you understand certain stories have elements you can’t replace if you bring them to film.

Civil War is one such story. And as Robert Downey Jr. … Read more

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Robert Downey Jr. Will Be Iron Man in Captain America 3: Prelude to Civil War

PRELUDE-TO-CIVIL-WAR(PCM) Marvel is on a roll with Civil War. As the print universe rolls out graphic innuendo that the 2006 Civil War storyline will return to the forefront in 2015, Robert Downey Jr. drops a bomb of his own in regards to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Downey confirms he will reprise his role as Iron Man, but not in Iron Man 4. He will appear in Captain America 3. He’s been vocal in recent months about his willingness to done the Iron Man suit once again but under the right circumstances. It seems he has found those circumstances.

What were the circumstances Robert Downey was in need of? He was looking for more of a guest role with significant screen time. As an actor, more screen time meant more leverage for more money. A lot of money. Word has it Marvel executives were balking at this notion and wanted to write … Read more

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Marvel Returns to Civil War

Spider-Man in his Ironman Spider Suit made by Tony Stark

Spider-Man in his Ironman Spider Suit made by Tony Stark

(PCM) Some call it a tease, but Marvel released a not so cryptic image that makes it clear.

Civil War is back. It will be back.

Marvel’s writers are tweeting about it, and Marvel released the following image from 2006’s Civil War with Captain America and Ironman pulling Spider-Man from both sides.

Oh No. Here We Go Again.

Civil War is Back in 2015

Civil War was a 2006 story that divided the Marvel Universe on a political hot potato, Superhero Registration.

The premise was simple for Marvel editors. Let’s have superheroes fight each other – it sells. They didn’t really have a political agenda but the story resonated with the politics of the early 2000’s. Some thought it was an analogous commentary on the United States Patriot Act.

The Civil War story had a very anti-climatic ending that culminated with a thud. In short the story was … Read more

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Is Paintball Safe?

Is Paintball Safe?

Is Paintball Safe?

(PCM) A recent news development (October 12, 2014) surrounding paintball has brought the sport into question once again. AP reported that in HAUSER, Idaho an 18 year old boy was struck by a bus designed with mounted paintball guns to shoot zombies during a fall Halloween themed event/ride.

Thankfully it was clear that nothing about a paintball gun was the cause. Yet for many years this sport has been targeted as unsafe.

Let’s get straight to the facts. It is not unsafe. More injuries in paintball are sports related than any other injury. What does that mean? It means more injuries are twisted ankles to broken bones due to uneven terrain.… Full Story

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Claim Your Digital Comic Book – And How Digital Comic Books Work!

Digital Comic Books Made Easy

Digital Comic Books Made Easy

(PCM) There may never be a full paradigm shift to all written materials being only available in digital format, and you may always intend to be a reader of analog / printed media. But…

WHY REDEEM A DIGITAL COMIC BOOK IF I DON’T READ DIGITAL COMICS?

Why give up your right of ownership to things you buy? Because that’s exactly what you are doing each time you purchase a print copy of a comic book and you do not redeem the digital comic book included in your purchase. What you may not have an interest in now may change later.… Full Story

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Comic Book Writers Take Sides in Marvel Fox War

Marvel at war with Fox

Chris Claremont on the record, “No New X-Men”

(PCM) Did you know Marvel is at war with Fox? Sure it is. You just haven’t been paying attention or don’t read comics. When it comes to superheroes on film, Marvel screwed up. That’s putting it in politically correct words.

Years ago, before Superheroes were a big money maker on the big screen Marvel sold its soul, but they didn’t realize it.

In the mid 1990’s Marvel made both the smartest and dumbest move it could have in taking its properties to the big screen. They carved up the Marvel superhero universe and sold the ‘rights’ to specific franchises to various studios. For instance Spider-Man’s rights for his cinematic universe were sold to Sony.  Fox was sold X-men (mutants), Daredevil, and The Fantastic Four among others.

Since the time Marvel sold those franchise film rights it’s built it’s own Marvel Studios (parent … Read more

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Batman V Superman Prequel to Justice League Cuts Out Origin Stories

New52 Justice League

New52 Justice League

(PCM) DC’s parent company Warner Brothers recently revealed in a Wall Street Journal article back in April 2014 that Batman V Superman (March 25, 2016) will not be a Justice League movie in disguise. If it’s not already obvious, it will be a prequel to the Justice League and tied to it in a similar shared universe like Marvel’s many recent superhero films. Shocking news eh? Yet somehow that was meant to be a surprise revelation by Warner Bros. President Greg Silverman, “It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman vs Batman will lead into Justice League.”

What we did learn from Silverman is that Justice League may film immediately on the heels of Batman vs Superman completion and we may see it hit the big screen in 2018.

Another thing to consider is the Justice League we will receive on film will be modeled after … Read more

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Gotham on Fox – First Episode Review – No Spoilers

(PCM) DC has been incessantly getting it wrong convoluting their universes. Just look at the *New52 in print. Fans are appalled that DC won’t revert to the original origins. Then you have the film Green Lantern, and reboots of Superman. Only Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy made for a great superhero franchise while still not staying true to canon. It’s frustrating to those that read comics and know the original backstories. Yes, print and cinema are uniquely different but then we get 5 shows all part of the same TV universe that don’t connect (except Arrow and Flash – different timeline saves DC on this one) which will confuse the casual DC viewer. Now DC is offering the ultimate backstory. The youth of Bruce Wayne and the rise of Commissioner James Gordon. I was surprisingly impressed with this first Gotham episode. Batman’s world is hallowed ground, I hope respect to timelines of supporting characters is honestly respected. DC has gold if they want it. Marvel’s shared universe is split by licensing snafu’s. DC rebooted with a crap *New52. So much lost respect for DC by fan faithful can be regained if they ‘begin’ to get their house in order with … Continue reading

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Deadpool Movie Release 2016 – Who Will Play Deadpool?

Who Will Play Deadpool?

Who Will Play Deadpool?

(PCM) If you are a comic book reader or fan of Marvel, you know that last summer (2014) at Comicon San Diego someone leaked the test footage of Ryan Reynolds voicing Deadpool in a short video.

The video was up, then down then back up all over the Internet in no time. While the studios and legal teams were tamping down the leaked video, the message of the comic book community seemed to have gotten through.

Will Ryan Reynolds Play Deadpool?

Will Ryan Reynolds Play Deadpool?

The Deadpool movie is finally a go.

The news seems confirmed as one of Deadpool’s creators Rob Liefeld tweeted recently, “Congrats to Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds for fighting for this film!!”

Now the Deadpool Movie release 2016 is confirmed, but it’s not known if Ryan Reynolds will get his shot at portraying the character in all his mature adult humor glory.… Read more

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Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam in Shazam!

Dwayne The Rock Johnson takes on roll as Black Adam for DC Movie Shazam!

Dwayne The Rock Johnson takes on roll as Black Adam for DC Movie Shazam!

Few actors look the part of comic book characters. Fanboys rejoiced when Patrick Stewart became Charles Francis Xavier, Professor X in X-Men. A revolt took place when Ben Affleck was christened the Batman Cowl in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then there are characters many don’t give much concern such as Black Adam.  On September 3, 2014, Dwayne Johnson tweeted he would portray Black Adam in DC’s cinematic universe.

It’s rumoured that Johnson was originally looking at the role of Shazam but when approached by many fans, he understood the role of Black Adam as a better fit and more interesting to portray. Celebrities don’t need to read comics, they just need to get their character.

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

This major Shazam adversary is important if you want to capture him … Read more

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Nude Celebrity Photo Hack Is Widespread

Nude Celebrity Photo Hack strikes A-list celebrities to Olympic Gymnast

Nude Celebrity Photo Hack strikes A-list celebrities to Olympic Gymnast

(PCM) Over the weekend of August 29th 2014, a full compressed directory including hundreds of photos of many female celebrities was unleashed across the Internet. It may be the largest release of nude celebrity photo hacking to date.

Most of the photos are tame by our latest modern standards, many stages of undress in poses made for intimate loved ones. While others are intensely graphic in sexual acts which are mortifying A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence.

Even Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has been caught up in the net of nude photos.

The list includes:

Jennifer Lawrence  caught in Nude Celebrity Photo Hack

Jennifer Lawrence caught in Nude Celebrity Photo Hack

Ali Michael
Ariana Grande
Bar Rafaeli
Becca Tobin
Brie Larson
Hope Solo
Jennifer Lawrence
Jessica Brown Findlay
Kate Upton
Kirsten Dunst
Krysten Ritter
Lea Michele
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
McKayla Maroney
Melissa Benoist
Olivia Munn
Selena Gomez
Teresa Palmer
Victoria Justice

Some photos are few such as Kirsten Dunst, while others are complete libraries including video like fashion model Ali Michael and Kate Upton.… Full Story

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Ebay Earns $300,000 Selling a First Appearance Superman in Action Comics No. 1 for over 3 Million Dollars

What’s the most you would pay for a comic book? Do you have any first appearances of iconic superhero characters? On Monday August 25th 2014, Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 sold for a record amount. Action Comics Number …

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Batman v SuperMan News: Batman’s Cowl Makes Warner Bros Exhibit

(PCM) Warner Bros. tweeted a close up of the cowl Ben Affleck will wear in the 2015 release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Check it out. What do you think? Is it more Frank Miller? If so, does this give us our best understanding of what Batman will be in the Dawn of Justice? Be sure check back for more Batman v Superman news.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Set Photos (spoiler photos)

Dawn of Justice

Dawn of Justice

(PCM) Let’s face it, no one on set can leak a photo without costing them a job. The prequel film to Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is possibly the most secretive set being shot at the present time. But local TV in Detroit Michigan did get get great aerial footage from their news chopper. TV news station WXYZ in Detroit grabbed video from which these images were taken.

The shots appear to show mock fallen building debris covering references of Metropolis and and Batman’s Wayne Enterprises.

Hoist on set for wall to fall

Hoist on set for wall to fall

Dawn of Justice is currently (August 2014) being shot in Detroit and will later move to Chicago Illinois. Previous on location shooting has taken place in Los Angeles California and will include some remote shooting in the South Pacific.

The first photo displays a crushed and torn police car with Metropolis Police … Read more

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review: No Spoilers – Best Marvel Release Yet

Guardians of the Galaxy Review: Best Marvel Release Yet - no spoilers- spoiler free(PCM) Guardians of the Galaxy is the most advertised Marvel movie to date. It’s the strongest effort produced by Marvel studious yet. Guardian’s is more of a science fiction romp than a superhero flick, scoring a five out of five. More than just a film worth seeing, it’s worth owning in your media library with strong replay value.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy is quirky, hilarious at times, balanced in action, character oriented, with a sensational blend of Marvel personalities that do not come off as Star Wars cantina oddballs.

Voiced by Bradley Cooper Characters such as Rocket Raccoon will keep you in stitches and at no time do you hear Bradley in the character. Without knowing he is the voice, you could never pick him out. On the trivia front, Bradley cites Rocket’s voice based on Joe Pesci’s character Tommy DeVito in 1990′s Goodfellas.

Vin Diesel … Read more

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Creator Rob Liefeld Explains Leaked Deadpool Test Footage

Rob Liefeld's Deadpool

Rob Liefeld’s Deadpool

(PCM) It did not last long. In the course of hours, while many YouTube accounts re-broadcasted the Leaked Deadpool Test Footage from 2012 with Ryan Reynolds voicing Deadpool – it was all over. Gone, vanished. Fox put …

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Leaked Deadpool Test Footage from Comic-Con gets official release!

(PCM) Why should everyone at Comic-con get all the fun? First the leaked Deadpool test footage was put up on YouTube with all its bad cam glory for anyone to enjoy.

But Marvel knew that if you can’t beat em’ …

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Nicolas Cage Superman Documentary In Search of Crowd Funding Capital

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Nicolas Cage?

(PCM) Comic-Con 2014 has offered some great new reveals in the Batman V Superman movie with info and images on a range of characters like Wonderwoman and Aquaman.

Then there is the interesting side note of a Nicolas …

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Comic-Con Showcases Gal Gadot Wonder Woman

(PCM) There’s the print universe and there’s live action. Wow does live action do something illustrations can’t… Check out Wonder Woman!

DC’s Batman V Superman: “Dawn of Justice” has lead to questionable choices such as Ben Affleck portraying Batman, but there is no …

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Do You Want Crack With That? McDonalds Drugs Busted

McLovin McDrugs(PCM) Move over McLovin’, now there is McCrackin’.

In an upscale suburb of Philadelphia, PA a McDonalds employee wasn’t just asking if you want fries with your meal. But customers apparently were still “lovin it”.

Allen Trammell has been arrested by Radnor Police at the Mainline McDonalds holding 57 bags of crack cocaine. The police describe Trammell as a street level dealer that made his sales by word-of-mouth selling dime bags of crack.

Earning an estimated $1,500 a week, Trammell clearly didn’t need to work at McDonalds if for no other reason than to use it as location to be found.… Full Story

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The Story Behind the Weird Al Word Crimes Video with Designer & Animator Jarrett Heather

Weird Al Yankovic's Word Crimes Designed and Animated by Jarrett Heather

Weird Al Yankovic’s Word Crimes Designed and Animated by Jarrett Heather

(PCM) Jarrett Heather has been a dedicated lifelong “Weird Al” Yankovic fan, but when Al contacted Jarrett in November of 2014, the only back-story Al had on Jarrett was his own admiration of Jarrett’s work.

Jarrett had previously produced a music video in 2010 called Shop-Vac using a form of design called kinetic typography. Al had his own vision for a music video and believed Jarrett was a fit.

Over the course of almost a year the two then collaborated on that music video exclusively for “Weird Al” to be a part of his new album Mandatory Fun.

Unless you’ve been living under a virtual rock, you should be one of the ten … Read More…

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Big Screen iphone 6 – Better Late Than Never

(PCM) It’s getting closer. The big screen iphone. Don’t let the rumor mill be your source, Apple itself is now pushing supplies for two larger screen iphones for the fourth quarter of 2014. The proposed sizes are 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch.

Could this mean the iphone 6 with a larger screen will hit in usual month of September? Don’t get too excited, the 4.7 inch model will arrive in September with the 5.5 inch following later. As for rumors, some indicate the 4.7 inch iphone 6 could enjoy an early release date in August of 2014 with the even larger 5.5 inch screen being released during the traditional month of September.… Full Story

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Are Politically Correct Comics Ruining Comic Books?

(PCM) Is Political Correctness Being Forced on Comic Book Readers? Around the Internet many media sites are praising Marvel comics for knowing what readers want, asserting that readers are smart enough to accept a female Thor or a Black Captain …

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Paintball Event Sets U.S. Record For Largest Paintball Game

Player carrying American Flag for allied forces

Player carrying American Flag for allied forces

(PCM) Can you imagine as many as 4,000 players in any one organized game? That’s what happened in 2014 in the sport of paintball. If you are searching the Internet for largest paintball game, some will boast as many as 6,000. The question is do you count players as the enter each game during an event or do you count the total number registered to play for the event? If you go with the later, then Skirmish located in Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania has set the record with total number registered and playing over a three day event.… Full Story

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Star named: “Putin Is A D—head” Becomes Permanent

(PCM) Star registries have been around for some time allowing anyone with a small sum of money to name a star after any ordinary person. Now Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s name has joined the list with Путин – хуйло! or …

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Coach’s Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

(PCM) There is a superstition that has been around since the dawn of sports. Sexual abstinence improves performance.

Sex Ban At World Cup

Coaches Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

The recent coaches’ ban on sex at the World Cup raised this question again.

In summary, the coaches for teams Russia, Chile, Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Brazil (partial ban) banned sex, calling it a distraction. They did not state sex itself hindered performance yet global reports treated this issue as an odd news story with little respect to the reason behind it.

In the end only two teams draw nearer to the finals. Does the lack of winning void the claim that sexual abstinence is the key to an athlete’s best performance?… Full Story

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Was Show Host Anthony Cumia Fired for Being Racist or Making Threats?

(PCM) It’s time for the weekly foot in mouth celebrity focus. It seems every week a celebrity steps into politically incorrect territory with 2014 being the year of the racist remark.

Thursday July 3rd the long time co-host of Opie and Anthony, Anthony Cumia was fired for racist tweets the night before.

But was he fired by his employer Sirius (radio) for racist tweets or was he fired for being violent and threatening?

Daily News - Sirius Fires Anthony Cumia For Racism

Daily News – Sirius Fires Anthony Cumia For Racism

Political correctness overshadows common sense and reasoning, could that be the case in the firing of Anthony Cumia? Upon inspection of the situation in context, it seems Cumia was more threatening than he was racist in his remarks.… Full Story

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The Flash Pilot Explained – PART TWO: Totally Spoiled!

Warning this article reveals every spoiler in the pilot! Stop here and do not read if you want to watch the TV show without anything spoiled. For the Unspoiled Review Click Here (PCM) The Flash Pilot is good television, but let’s face it. You want to know what parts of the real DC Universe made it into The Flash pilot. The Flash pilot is crammed with fun but to anyone with existing knowledge of The Flash will agree the producers of the show make confusing use of characters and the back stories they come with. You see the plot thread established in the pilot use elements from the DC Universe before and after it was rebooted with New 52. Take a moment to wrap your head around this. It’s important. The New 52 is the name of all DC titles (originally 52) rebooting the entire DC universe in 2011 in an effort to bring new readers into comics without the burden of knowing each character’s backstory. But in doing so existing readers are asked to pretend all the history of DC comics never took place. Reverse Flash The show begins with its biggest Easter Egg. If you’ve read the Flash … Continue reading

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The Flash Pilot Explained – PART ONE: Spoiler Free

(PCM) This article is a two-part review. Part one is spoiler free. Part two allows you to read the in depth details if you want a hard core explanation and to go egg hunting. The Flash is coming to the CW (CBS Warner Brothers) network October 7, 2014, but in this Internet age it’s already here. Someone leaked a screener copy and it seems anyone with a bit torrent application has viewed it on his or her iPod, tablet, pc or any electronic device. You can debate the ethical behavior, you can speculate if it was a genius marketing move, but now that Pandora’s box is open, what about The Flash? What is covered in The Flash pilot? Hero’s Journey Origin Backstory Love Interest Motivation Introduction to all the main characters Long term plot line Acknowledgment of DC Universe (New 52) The Arrow Connection The Flash is part of the Warner Brothers DC TV Universe specifically connected to CW’s Arrow. It can be hard to accept but TV Universe is not the same as print or film universe. The multiverse continuity has yet to ever be connected. In Arrow, season two, episode eight we were introduced to Barry Allen, a young … Continue reading

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Who is Diane Stretton The Fired Nanny That Won’t Leave Family’s Home?

By now many have heard the case of Diane Stretton – the alleged squatter nanny that was fired from her live-in job, then refused to leave the home – even going as far as to eat the family’s food from …

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Phillies Baseball Broadcaster Announces His Own Homerun Catch From Outfield

Tom McCarthy catches home run live on TV

Tom McCarthy catches home run live on TV

(PCM) Tom McCarthy managed a baseball first and he isn’t even a player. He announced his own play as it happened.

In what can only be called stranger than fiction, the Philadelphia …

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North Korea Threatens US over Hollywood Comedy – The Interview

(PCM) Is US media over-selling North Korean threats? It all started last week when Executive Director for the Center of North Korea-US Peace, Kim Myong-choi took offense to a Hollywood Comedy slated for fall release.

The Interview with Seth Rogen and James Franco

North Korea is offended by

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Gary Oldman Questions the Hypocrisy of Bill Maher and Jon Stewart

(PCM) Celebrated and loved actor Gary Oldman is about to become cannon fodder for night time cable show hosts, Bill Maher (Real Time – HBO) and Jon Stewart (The Daily Show – Comedy Central). Gary Oldman sees a politically correct agenda …

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X-Men Days of Future Past Film Review: A Bright Future Ahead for the X-Men Franchise

(PCM) – This is a detailed spoiler-free review of X-Men Days of Future Past. X-Men’s Days of Future Past is far from canon depicted in the original Marvel comic two part series The Uncanny X-Men #141 & #142. Unlike Spider-Man’s convolution of canon, the changes in the celluloid X-Men universe work on many levels. Perhaps most intriguing is that it changes the outcome of past X-Men movies without making them obsolete. In comic books this is called re-birth, in this film franchise it’s brilliant.

X-Men Comics Days of Future Past

X-Men issues 141 and 142

This is the seventh film in the X-Men franchise since 2000. (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine).

After 14 years the franchise has made the most of all the preceding good and bad X-Men films. With Bryan Singer back at the helm, great care and regard for the X-Men characters has resulted … Read more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Film Review: The Amazing Truth, See It But It’s Not Canon

(PCM) – This is a detailed spoiler-free review of Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man is now The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield as the hero Peter Parker. In the first reboot we were encouraged by what appeared to be a more accurate retelling of Spider-Man in the Marvel universe. In this second episode we find many elements such as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jamison are missing and while it has not entirely diverged from canon, The Amazing Spider-Man reboot is falling apart as a faithful representation. There are homage’s to the comic book series such as the iconic time of (1:21 am) for those in the know. There is also Gwen Stacy being dressed in film and standing in settings exactly as drawn in comic book panels giving the impression director Marc Webb wants to deliver a Spider-Man that true believers will accept.

Spider-Man 2 released in 2004 where Spider-Man took … Read more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sex Abuse

(PCM) X-Men Days of Future Past is just around the corner. Is the film’s openly gay director Bryan Singer about to face his past in similar turmoil? A lawsuit was filed today by plaintiff Michael Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman. He plans to file many other teen sex abuse complaints.

Allegedly back in 1998 Bryan Singer flew a 17 year old boy to party with him in Hawaii on numerous occasions where Singer promised him a future in Hollywood if he participated in homosexual acts after being warned to keep Singer and other adult’s “happy”. According to the suit, “the adults who resided in or frequented the M & C Estate controlled Hollywood and could decide whether Plaintiff’s career aspirations and hopes would be realized”.

The theme of the suit is that the teen, who was not gay was sodomized and threatened that his career in film would be destroyed if … Read more

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Justin Bieber Shows 15 Year Old Girls His True Self – They Won’t Care.

Remember when Jimmy Kimmel had the fake reporter tell teenage girls horrible things Justin Bieber did, only to have them shrug it off? Now there’s video showing him to be a true self absorbed narcissist. A deposition is a fact finding event that takes place before trials. It allows lawyers … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Gets Last Word In New Song: Broken

Well, this is it. You really made him mad! Justin Bieber reacted to public scrutiny today (Friday February 21, 2014) with the way he thinks he communicates effectively. He released a song aptly named Broken. Bieber’s hip hop pop song is a collaboration with Blake Kelly who hinted a song was … Continue reading

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Winter’s Tale Movie Review – Hollywood’s Sour Valentine’s Day Film

(PCM) – This is a spoiler free detailed oriented review that relies heavily on the reviewer’s understanding of the 1983 novel Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. If you have not read the book, use it as a reason to either bypass the film initially and read the book first, or to understand that … Continue reading

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My Shot At A Guinness World Record

(PCM) The reality TV show experience knocked on my door in late spring of 2013. The producers of the show Guinnes World Records Unleashed found me catching paintballs  after they needed to locate a potential challenger for the current world record of 28 paintballs in 2 minutes. Having a popular … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About M&Ms

(aMyth) What is it with M&Ms and the way we associate them with everything from health to sex drive? They are, after all, just a color-coated chocolate candy — or are they? The M&M began its dubious existence in 1940 and takes its name from the parent company Mars. The owners’ names were Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. It was Forrest who created the recipe for the candy. The hard shell candy that “melts in your mouth, not in your hand” was created after Forrest witnessed Spanish infantrymen snacking on chocolate-covered pellets coated in a hard shell (sugar) in order to keep melted chocolate from sticking to their fingers. After […]

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Man of Steel: Review – Deliberately Harder

(PCM) The once all-American fictional superhero of Action Comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 is once again rebooted in the most modern effort yet. With comic book movies shifting delicately from all action to dramatic character dynamics, storytelling mastery in a darker style similar to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is the vehicle delivering the goods in Man of Steel. If there is any challenge to a Superman movie it is making dry character like Superman relatable. Can a change be done without going too far? It’s hard to provide any spoilers as this story has been told many times in print, radio and celluloid of…Read more