Jan 262016
 

Hello Melters, not a whole lot to bring you up to speed on, you know why you are here, I’m about to bless y’all with some knowledge right quick and no guac isn’t extra today.

Everyone loves the Ninja Turtles, you are lying and deceiving everyone around you if you say otherwise.  When you were on the playground everyone had a turtle to be, well, if you only had four friends but regardless you couldn’t go anywhere in the late 80’s-90’s without seeing the green Teenage Mutants.  Ever since Nickelodeon purchased the rights to the Ninja Turtles the reactions to a lot of the stuff they have put out under the Turtle brand have been met with mixed reactions.  While the new cartoon series does the brand justice, the Michael Bay reboot was abysmal to watch and the upcoming sequel doesn’t fill me with high hopes either.  While the Turtles are trying to find their place in 2016 we did get a new trailer for a video game coming soon and IT LOOKS AWESOME!  The game is called, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan” and it really looks like they focused on the original source material from the 80’s more so than the current Bay movies.  I can’t wait!

Tomorrow, here at Meltdown Comics, we are having a special book-signing for a book that I bought the MINUTE it was put on shelves.  The book is called “100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” and as you may have guessed its a topic I hold very dear to my heart.  The book contains a plethora of trivia, activities and events all things Star Wars and a very fun read that encapsulates all the movies including The Force Awakens!  Come tomorrow to Meltdown for the book signing or just come buy the book you won’t regret it.

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Here’s some interesting news, you all remember the Show 24 right?  Starred a character named Jack Bauer?  The dude who played him was drunk all the time?  Anyway, a while ago Fox announced that they are rebooting the series but with a different actor than Keifer Sutherland.  It was recently announced that Corey Hawkins will be playing the lead in the new reboot.  Now if that name doesn’t sound familiar he was only the guy who KILLED IT as a young Dr. Dre in “Straight Outta Compton”.  I think he did a phenomenal job in the movie and can’t wait to see more from this kid.  I never was a huge 24 fan but this may have piqued my interest.

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Now as you guys know, professional wrestling is my forte’.  I play WWE 2k more than I talk to my friends.  The most recent WWE 2k16 is a great game which I love and a new DLC package was dropped today.  The “Future Stars” DLC pack has new names (mostly NXT talent) that you can add to the already MASSIVE roster.  The wrestlers included in the pack are Samoa Joe, Los Matadors, and the former NXT Tag Team Champs Blake and Murphy.  While I could have done without Los Matadors I am a fan of the inclusion of more NXT talent.  Pick it up if you wanna drop some Muscle Busters with Samoa Joe.

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Jan 192016
 

A happy Tuesday to you Melters!  As you know I have started my weekly wrestling recap show “Kayfabe Korner” live every Monday, as a result these “Heads Up” postings will be occurring on Tuesdays from now on.  Lets get to the nitty gritty shall we?

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Today DC Films uploaded some very interesting content to their Facebook page today.  As we all know Batman Vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Aquaman movies are all setting up for a two part Justice League movie in the next few years.  While we know who will play each of the characters we still don’t have a good idea of the looks for Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash.  Today us fans got a peek at what the future holds for the DC film universe when the film studio uploaded concept art showing the initial lineup for the upcoming “The Dawn of The Justice League”.  While we still don’t know all that much about what the movie will be about (we are still a long ways away from it’s release date) its interesting to see what could be the final look for the League.  I personally do NOT have high hopes for the DC universe in terms of its cinema performances but time will tell as they say…

 

JJ Abrams dropped a teaser trailer for an upcoming film called “10 Cloverfield Lane” which is apparently supposed to be a follow up to his Found-Footage disaster movie “Cloverfield”.  I guess the original Cloverfield didn’t do as well as the studio would have hoped but I personally LOVED the movie and consider it one of my favorites.  I love me a good disaster flick especially if giant monsters are involved.  Throwing in the “found footage” motif only made it more intense and instilled a sense of panic in the audience.  From what I’ve seen from the trailer, the movie focuses on a family (lead by John Goodman which is AWESOME) that lives in an underground bomb shelter and their struggle to survive after an unnamed disaster happened above ground.  People are mostly assuming this movie will take place in the same universe as the original Cloverfield disaster but this time it focuses on one family and is not “found footage” style.  I love (almost) everything JJ Abrams puts out and this trailer has filled me with a lot of hope for this project.

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So this is good news for all my fellow lazy comic enthusiasts.  While digital comics are available on most handheld devices, there isn’t anything quite like the feeling of owning a physical copy of your favorite book.  Too lazy to come to Meltdown?  Well have no fear because WE ARE COMING TO YOU!  Starting tomorrow, every Wednesday, Meltdown Comics will start delivering your favorite comics to your door!  For just a small 5$ delivery fee you can pick as many items in the store as you want and we will bring them right to your door!  Call into Meltdown tomorrow for details.  We will be delivering in the areas from Beverly Hills to Echo Park, plus the Hollywood Hills to Mid City LA.   The things we do for you people…

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The Resident Evil: 0 HD remaster came out today available for download.  This is one of the better Resident Evil games before Capcom forgot the “horror” part of “survival horror” in their video games.  While the original Resident Evil HD Remake is far superior in my opinion this is another fun game to pick up if you feel nostalgic about being scared by zombie dogs jumping through windows.  Pick this up if you are feeling bored on a lazy rainy day (like today) but if you do make sure you get the original Resident Evil HD as well.

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Today, arguably one of the best films of 2015, Straight Outta Compton finally drops on DVD and Blu ray as well as most online streaming sites.  While the Academy felt this movie wasn’t worth their time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have this incredible movie in your library.  The movie follows the rise and eventual fall of one of the most iconic music groups in history, N.W.A.  If you haven’t already seen this movie (a lot of people already did) then you should not miss this classic.  Its the highest grossing music biopic of all time, you do the math.

Mar 302009
 

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Video Game Trailer – Superhero Hype!.

The trailer for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra video game is now online and can be watched using the player below. Here’s how EA describes its game:

As COBRA unleashes its deadliest plot yet, the G.I. JOE TEAM is counting on YOU to lead the counterattack. Every mission is critical – and so is every G.I. JOE. Your hand-picked team of heroes must battle COBRA organization’s deadliest bosses as you snake your way through enemy territory.

Pick up the action where the blockbuster movie leaves off.

* Assemble an elite G.I. JOE team and call in reinforcements when the mission gets down and dirty.
* Choose from 12 of your favorite G.I. JOEs, each with a unique set of skills and weapons.
* Gear up with the latest in high-tech gadgets.
* Jump into, steal or hijack powerful G.I. JOE or COBRA vehicles, then fire away!