Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use (to the best that he can) of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime.
Although variations have changed over the years Batman is the one character who's origin has actually kept the same central basis. Played by Ben Affleck in the new DC films, Batman was the center point for the Justice League film. And now he's the focal point for this Diamond Select Toys PVC Diorama Review.
First off let's start at the body this time. I love how finally after all these years Batman is wearing grey just like he always has in the comics. That stupid black movie costume is gone. Diamond Select has captured this perfectly. The battle worn grey suit with the bat emblem comes springing full force. Notice how the outfit is battle damaged. I really like how Diamond Select Toys designs these to depict the hero in battle. From the etched battle cuts in the costume, to the variations of shading used to accent dirt and scuff marks this is a perfect way to show off the caped crusader. Throw in the Batsignal on the chest (I still prefer the classic blue) and it's a beautiful design. And let's not forget to notice the comic book version of the utility belt.
Moving up to the face you can see Ben Affleck under that cowel. From the jaw line to the lips this statue is a dead ringer. Throw in the fact he made a great Batman that makes it stand out more. I love the cowel design as well. Notice how it's sculpted to show all the wrinkles and folds from cowel to cape. It even has a slight lift in the shoulder area to show how the cape is blowing as Batman leaps into action. The eye's of the cowel are the most important however as they form that trademark scowl look the Batman in known for. You can feel how angry and determined he looks by the bending of the brow in this design.
The arms and legs on this side view sow the 3D detail that went into this piece. Clutching his trademark batarang you can almost feel how Batman is drawing back ready to throw it. All the fingers are individually sculpted to show the firm grip he has on his trusty weapon and you can even see the wrinkles in the gloves as he arches his wrist slightly back. As we work are way to the leg notice the cape. I love how it not only flows with the design if the statue but the extra touch of all the tatters and rips along the bottom make this look even better. The bent shooting out leg is the topper for the 3D look. If you look you can even see how the boot has dust and dirt etched and painted on it to give it the full battle look.
Before I get to the base l wanted to point of the back of the cape. As you can see it's perfectly done to look like it's blowing as Batman jumps into action. Every line is perfectly sculpted. You can see the lift where the shoulders are pushed up and the one part I really like is how there is a part of the cape brushed against the wall where Batman is leaping into action. It's a nice touch that needs to be mentioned
The base is pretty detailed on this piece as well it's a platform in Gothams Harbor where Batman and the rest of the Justice League battled Steppenwolf and his Parademons. I like how the base has flame bursts all over it. It really makes it stand out. The fact the rails that Batman is jumping over are worn out helps.guve it that full gritty look. The way the base is set, with Batman flipping into action really makes this an eye catcher. All the flames are shaded, painted, and sculpted to look as real as possible.
Affleck is the second best Batman out there (sorry but Adam West is still the man) and this is yet another impressive piece to add to your collection. Even if you didn't like Justice League and are a Batman fan, this statue deserves a place in your collection. Go pick one up
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Matrix Trilogy, featuring 1999’s acclaimed sci-fi action classic The Matrix along with the sequels The Matrix Reloadedand The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003) will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on October 30th, 2018. Written and directed by the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, Sense8) and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, The Matrix Trilogy is widely considered to be one of the most influential film franchises in recent history. The Matrix was released on 4K UHD in May 2018.
Written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver,The Matrix won four Academy AwardsÒ* and revolutionized the sci-fi action film genre. The 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were also written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Silver. The films were distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Silver Pictures.
The Matrix Trilogy 4K UHD release, along with the 4K UHD releases ofThe Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, are from a new scan of the original camera negative and is the first remaster of the films in nearly 15 years. The 4K UHD remasters were supervised by director of photography Bill Pope (The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Baby Driver).
4K Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs of The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloadedand The Matrix Revolutions will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The MatrixTrilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
All discs also include 5.1 audio.
The Matrix Trilogy will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack for $70.99 SRP and features Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with the feature films in 4K with HDR and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack for $29.99 SRP each and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature films in 4K with HDR and remastered Blu-ray disc of the films.
Fans can also own The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 30.
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
The Complete Matrix Trilogy presents the complete adventures of machine battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowskis ground-breaking monumental sci-fi feature films.
Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real.
Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us.
Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in the see-and-see-again cyberthriller written and directed by the Wachowskis, and winner of four Academy Awards.
THE MATRIX RELOADED
NEO. MORPHEUS. TRINITY.
They’re back for the powerful second chapter of The Matrix trilogy, and exciting new allies join them in the struggle against foes who are cloned, upgraded and closing in on humanity’s last enclave. Back, too, are The Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver, expanding their vision with a spectacle that rocks the senses.
WHAT IS THE MATRIX?
Who created The Matrix? The answers lead to more worlds of bold possibility and to a destiny that passes from revelations to Revolutions.
THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS
THE REVOLUTION IS NOW: The Matrix Revolutions.
NEO. MORPHEUS. TRINITY.
They and other heroes stand on the brink of victory or annihilation in the epic war against the machines in the stunning final chapter of The Matrix trilogy. For Neo, that means going where no human has dared – into the heart of Machine City and into a cataclysmic showdown with the exponentially more powerful renegade program Smith. For The Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver, that means soaring beyond the amazing visual inventiveness of the first two films.
Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
The Matrix Trilogy Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Normally I would post a little bit about Aquaman and his origin but it's changed a bit over the years. Bottom line he still rules Atlantis and can talk to fish. In fact when I was a kid he was a come character everyone mad fun of because his power was he talked to fish. Now over the course of a few decades he's background has changed a bit. He's been made a bit tougher and more hip so to speak. I actually read his new adventures.
With all that said about his publication history lets not forget he has his own movie coming out and he was in Justice League. Yes the movie I actually like. To be honest he was my favorite character in the film. Now granted he looks nothing like he does in comics but the movie look added to a new attitude and hopefully a new generation of fans. As I said he was my favorite character in the film and now he is my favorite statue from Diamond Select Toys Justice League line of statues.
Let's start at the top. He doesn't have blond hair anymore, Jason Momoa has long brown hair. As you can see this statue is a dead ringer for him. The hair looks great because of the painting at etchings throughout. It has a look of not only being wet from swimming in the sea but also a blowing in the wind look as if he just emerged from the water and and a heavy wind is blowing at him. I also love the attention to detail when it comes to the weird eyebrows. Thick like an old dictaor from the 70s and curved like an angry demon they add to the general tough guy tone that is painted in the eyes. The snear in the mouth is just right as is the shadow style beard. This is like looking at a picture of Momoa come to life it's so detailed.
The body is exactly how the new costume looks. This picture can't begin to show just how much work went into this. The costume is like a spandex armor chain thing and this hits it outta the park. They line is etched in and painted to form an exact replica. You can see not only every little detail but the detail of the muscles under the costume as well. You can see all the shading gives this a battle worn fresh out of water look. The shoulder pads aatick out just right and everything looks movie accurate. From the fins on the wrist to the wrapping on the knuckles
Looking at this side shot you can see the detail that went into Aquaman's weapon of choice, the trident. Each head is sculpted to a tee and the middle head sticks higher up ready to be plunged into an enemy. You can see how each finger is sculpted and it's done so in such a way a that it gives the impression that he's got a death grip on the weapon.
Now for my favorite part. The base. I was a little critical of the Wonder Woman base for being so simple. I liked The Flash base as it was so detailed but Aquaman takes center stage. Standing on a bed if rocks the front and especially the back has the oceans water crashing against the base. This is simply gorgeous as the water is sculpted in such a detailed manor you can see each crashing wave blowing and crashing behind Aquaman. The perfect greenish blue color is amazing, and much like the Black Panther base this looks so good when the light hits it. It really and truly looks like real ocean water crashing at Aquamans feet.
Even if you didn't like the film this is a piece to add to your collection. I cannot stress how well this looks and how the base just complements and completes everything. Diamond Select Toys has there statues down to a sweet science and every collector and parent whos kids love superheroes should be picking these up. Aquaman is a definite beauty and my personal favorite of their Justice League Movie Line. Go buy this today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Neidhart's wife Elizabeth told emergency personnel that her husband collapsed while apparently having a seizure, according to TMZ. Neidhart hit his head when falling.
Elizabeth added that Jim got out of bed after having difficulty sleeping, and went to change the thermostat. Jim went to touch the thermostat and "turned weirdly as if he were about to dance. He then fell towards the wall and ground," the investigation report states.
Elizabeth called 911 because she thought he was having a seizure as he "suffers from seizures and takes medication" for them.
Jim's last seizure was in December 2017 and doctors also believed that he may have had Alzheimer's disease, according to Elizabeth.
Emergency officials arrived at the Neidhart home in Wesley Chapel, Florida and found Jim on the floor with a four inch gash on his face. Investigators found medication at the home but it was noted that "none of the medication appeared to have been abused."
RoboCop Returns director Neill Blomkamp wants original star Peter Weller back for the new movie. The original RoboCop from 1987 is rightfully considered a classic of the sci-fi genre and added a futuristic twist to the Frankenstein story. The movie managed to blend action, satire, horror and a host of other genres seamlessly, but both sequels would prove disappointing. Director Paul Verhoeven stepped away from RoboCop 2, which has some inspired moments and action sequences, but lacked the wit and intelligence of the original.
RoboCop 3 made the ill-advised move to make the series more kid-friendly by watering the violence down for a PG-13 rating as well as giving RoboCop a jetpack and a kid sidekick. Weller opted out of the third movie to work with David Cronenberg on Naked Lunch and was subsequently replaced by Robert John Burke. A RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman arrived in 2014, but despite a great cast and director, it also went the PG-13 route, and the satire felt somewhat toothless; a planned sequel failed to appear.
Fans of the series got excited when it was recently announced Neill Blomkamp had come onboard to direct RoboCop Returns, which will be a direct sequel to the 1987 movie. The story will be based on an unused draft for RoboCop 2 from the original screenwriters Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier, and now Blomkamp has confirmed his ideal pick for leading man on Twitter.
If RoboCop Returns is going to be a direct follow-up to the first film, it makes sense to have Weller reprise the role. Weller has remained active as an actor, and is also a prolific television director, having worked on shows like Sons Of Anarchyand Justified. Of course, he's currently 71 and may not necessarily be interested in coming back to what he’s admitted was a physically demanding role. That said, fans would love him to see him back, and there would be something poignant about seeing his version of Murphy 30 years later.
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John Rambo is coming back soon. Sylvester Stallone at one point said that he was going to retire as the battle-hardened badass who the world was introduced to in the classic First Blood. There have been talks of Rambo 5 ever since the previous movie was released a decade ago, with various iterations having stalled at various points over the years. Now, Rambo 5 appears to actually be happening and Stallone has taken to social media to tease fans, promising that he'll be back in the iconic role soon.
The 72-year old actor took to Instagram to provide this latest tease for Rambo 5. It was initially revealed in May that Sylvester Stallone had decided to come back once more as John Rambo and that he is working on the script for this new entry, with a teaser poster hitting the web soon thereafter. While Stallone still hasn't revealed precisely when we can expect to see the next installment of the enduring franchise, he gave us a pretty cool image of John Rambo, knife in hand and back turned toward us, with the following caption to go along with it.
"A savage rising!...soon"
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WWE Legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passed away this morning at the age of 63. The news was first announced on Twitter by Cauliflower Alley Club President Brian Blair.
TMZ reports that Neidhart passed away early this morning after suffering a medical emergency at his home in Florida.
WWE remembered Neidhart with the following statement:
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passed away.