What’s Happening At San Diego Comic Con 2014

(PCM) The PCM team has invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014! This years convention, judging from preview night alone, appears to be bigger and better than ever. We stopped by the panel for Image Comics and the spent the entire evening navigating our way around the exhibition floor.

We stopped at booths and installations for FOX, Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Funko, LEGO, Legendary, WB and many many more. Now we just have to figure out how we are getting all this swag back on the plane! 

Just sitting outside the convention center the people watching is pure entertainment itself. There is truly never a dull moment! The line for the infamous Hall H programming was already insane with hundreds of attendees gearing up to camp all night to see their favorite panels of the day tomorrow.

Tomorrow we look forward to an incredibly busy day with panels from Paramount Pictures, TNT’s new series Legends and The Last Ship, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, Community, The Giver and many many more!

Stay tuned for our interviews with the cast and crew from Legends, The Last Ship, Hannibal,Sharknado 2 : The Second One, best-selling author Vivek Tiwary and exclusive coverage from the red carpet of the mtvU Fandom Awards!

It is true pop culture madness at it’s finest here at SDCC 2014 and so far we are loving every moment!

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Chinese Man Spends $40,000 On Movie Tickets To Impress His Ex

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(PCM) In a move to show off his new found wealth to his now ex-girlfriend a Chinese man recently purchased over $40,000 in movie tickets. He ended up block-booking IMAX screenings of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at theaters all over the city of Bejing.

When asked what triggered the movie ticket buy out, the man explained that when he and his ex were still together he could not afford to take her to the cinema and she broke up with him seven years ago.

In the time after the break-up the man spent the seven years building up his own company and personal wealth, which eventually led to him being able to pull off the showy stunt. According to the newspaper in China, the man spent about $250,000 yuan on the tickets, which according to him is only half of his monthly income.

The man went on to claim in a blog post that he would giveaway tickets to anyone who shared his post and story online, in an effort to get the news back to his ex-girlfriend. He claims in the blog post that he only wanted her to realize that she may have been wrong about her decision.

Well, we are sure she knows that now, but it definitely seems like quite an excessive way to prove a point!

Over 1,500 online bloggers and social media users shared the mans story and received free tickets to the film. No word if the ex-girlfriend ever found out! We are guessing Michael Bay can thank the man for at least part of the estimated 97 million the film grossed in China!

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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 Hollywood Comedy

The Interview, starring buddy film stars, Seth Rogen and James Franco is about two low brow news reporters recruited by the CIA to kill Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Despite the Center Director’s well placed misgivings, Kim Myong-choi conceded that Kim Jong-un would most likely watch the film anyway. Can the news reports be that accurate?

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North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

And doesn’t North Korea have a somewhat legitimate gripe? After all, how would the US like a film depicting our president being assassinated?

For now the hype has begun. Remember “The Mother of all battles”? Few know the infamously dead Saddam Hussain said that. That battle was perhaps the most one sided in history.

North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

Crazy leaders make huge mistakes when dealing with America. If you think the Iraq soldiers walking away from battle against ISIS is a short battle, that is nothing compared to them running towards the Americans in surrender during the Iraq War.

If trailers indicate quality, The Interview is a comedy that doesn’t even look very good. Yet representatives for crackpot Kim Jong-un have sworn Merciless Retaliation towards the US if The Interview is released in America in the fall of 2014.

James Franco offends North Korea in the Hollywood Comedy The Interview

North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

It could be that the leaders’ minions are just towing the company line in slamming America. Considering Jong-un has control of nuclear warheads, this may not be as funny as it appears on the surface. There hasn’t been any statement on behalf of Jong-un made as of yet. To date it’s all through North Korean state agencies.

One case is the state run news KCNA releasing a statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson, “The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership… is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable.”

If it’s true that Kim Jong-un is as highly upset as his terrified followers imply, then Kim Jong-un doesn’t have the sense of humor his father Kim Jong-il had when Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Creators of South Park) skewered the leader in 2004′s World Police. In World Police, Kim Jong-il was lampooned well beyond good taste and while never publically remarking on the film did request Czech Republic ban World Police.

According to rumor Jong-un loves cinema as much as his father. It appears impossible to merely ignore the film. No matter who specifically has made the threat it has all but made The Interview a success regardless of its quality.

North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

North Korea is offended by Hollywood Comedy

Seriously, can you get better press than a foreign government statement such as this: “Failure to stop the release of the film on 14 October in the US would result in a resolute and merciless response.”

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RoboCop Statue Unveiled In Detroit And June 3rd Declared “RoboCop Day”

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(PCM) Attention RoboCop fans!  In Detroit there is now a  RoboCop statue and today, June 3rd, has officially been declared “RoboCop Day”.

We are sure that it was no coincindence that the 10 ft tall bronze statue made it’s debut on the same day Jose Padilha’s remake of the cult classic film is released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The original “RoboCop” film directed by Paul Verhoeven was released back in 1987.

According to several sources a RoboCop monument was in the planning stages since 2011 after a post on Twitter planted the seed for the idea. The post read “Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.”

Not sure how that exactly led them to agree to craft a 10 ft tall bronze statue of RoboCop, but then again, stranger things have been known to occur.  The organization behind the statues creation, Imagination Station, raised the $50,000 to have the bronze RoboCop replica made.

Previously there was a statue announcement ceremony set to take place today, however please be advised, ROBOCOP’s Prime Directives have changed and today’s scheduled presentation and statue announcement at the Detroit Police Department has been cancelled. We know that fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the effigy honoring one of Detroit’s finest and we look forward to sharing those details in the near future.

June 3rd remains #ROBOCOPDay in Detroit, with ROBOCOP making visits throughout the city in celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film. Additionally ROBOCOP will head over to Comerica Park, participating in a meet and greet with fans and throwing out the first pitch at 7:00pm before the Detroit Tigers game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative ROBOCOP poster as they enter the stadium with additional surprises throughout the evening.

Follow @FoxHomeEnt on Twitter and search for the hashtag #ROBOCOPDay for updates on where ROBOCOP will be in the city

Do you feel that RoboCop is an iconic enough character to be given the statue treatment? Which fictional characters would you like to see honored?

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Ellen’s Tweet That Broke The Internet!

(PCM) True selfie history was made during last night’s Academy Awards telecast, when host Ellen DeGeneres took an epic selfie and literally broke the internet!

The selfie was snapped by none other than Bradley Cooper and now we all know why Ellen was wishing that his arms were just a little bit longer!

 

And it gets better! This amazing tweet is officially the most retweeted tweet of all time!  Its’ sheer awesomeness was even enough to crash the major social network for a few moments.

Sorry, our bad. #Oscarspic.twitter.com/VrjKjZ4YGl

— The Academy (@TheAcademy)

Truly, will there ever be a better selfie? We think not!

 

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