Temple of Darkness Sorceress is Mattel’s Power Con/ New York Comic Con exclusive for 2012, and while she may be seen as a straight-up Sorceress repaint, there are a couple of changes that fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how much you love the original) improve on the first Sorceress. She loses her bird form and perch, but she does come with an impressive new podium for King Grayskull’s Orb of Power. This alone moves the toy beyond a mere redeco and definitely merits a purchase. Please read on as to why.
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Everyone knows remakes can be a bad idea, but the creators of the new Evil Dead believe they have side-stepped the pitfalls of lousy reboots, to come up with a new story worth telling.
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One of the things most fans recall about the original Evil Dead series is the campy, goofy attitude that developed throughout the series. Sure, there was generous portions of gore, but Raimi was equally inspired by Three Stooges-style slapstick. But don’t expect many laughs in the new Evil Dead; the remake is side-stepping the silliness of the later films, for a more straightforward scare-fest like the original.
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Jane Levy, the new star of Evil Dead, is a newcomer to horror– as an actor and as a fan– and she takes an entirely different approach to making the new protagonist, Mia, a unique character.
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It’s been 20 years since Army of Darkness was released, closing out the Evil Dead trilogy, a series of films that practically defined cult classics. While there’s no immediate plans for our hapless hero Ash making a return, Bruce Campbell talked at New York Comic Con about why he thinks now is the perfect time to relaunch the Evil Dead.
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The Mattypalooza panel from NYCC was riding off a few highs from Power Con featuring another New Adventures character, a female Horde member, another Snake Man, and the Ultimate Castle Grayskull announcement. It had big shoes to fill. Fans waited for a few new scant reveals in the panel, something not premiered at the Mattel booth.
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Just for fun, I started the roundtable with Julianne Moore at New York Comic Con asking her what it would take to get her to do the interview in character as Nancy Donovan, her character from 30 Rock. Because she’s awesome, this is what happened next…
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One of the most haunting and iconic moments of Carrie– in any version of Stephen King’s classic– is the blood dropping scene, as our protagonist is doused in pig’s blood and publically humiliated in front of her entire class at Prom. At New York Comic Con, director Kimberly Peirce and Carrie herself, Chloe Grace Moretz discussed how they captured the infamous scene on film in the new adaptation.
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The new Carrie hits theaters next Spring, and Julianne Moore, who plays Carrie’s troubled mother, talked about what she wants to bring to the iconic Stephen King tale. For Moore, it’s all about finding humanity in the monstrous Margaret.
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Issue #100 of The Walking Dead saw a major character death that has already had shocking ripples throughout the comic series. It also marks the first time Kirkman has killed a major player who’s still a series regular on the AMC TV adaptation. [**WARNING: COMIC SPOILERS WITHIN**]
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