COMIC-CON 2009

Bob $tencil: King of Comic-Con 2009 Final Extended Video

Bob Stencil

As a his final wrap-up of Comic-Con this year, Bob $tencil has delivered one final King of Comic-Con 2009 extended video for your viewing pleasure. Think of it as the "Director's Cut" with a bit of extra footage and new scenes sprinkled in amidst some of the content you've probably already seen previously as featured at: firstshowing.net/bobstencil. Additionally, there is some new never-before-seen footage from Wednesday night that involves Bob $tencil flirting with some of the girls who were camping out for Twilight. This may be a long video, but it's certainly worth watching, every last second of it. Fire this bad boy up one last time!

 Posted August 5 in Bob $tencil, Comic-Con 09, To Watch | Comments

Comic-Con 2009 Wrap-Up: The Best of the Con This Year!

Comic-Con International

As a final wrap-up of this year's Comic-Con, I wanted to quickly list off my favorite footage, presentations and experiences from San Diego. There are a few things I saw at the Con that I haven't even had time to talk about at all. So I thought I'd take this moment to talk about them and as much footage as I can. First things first, I didn't get into the Iron Man 2 panel, so it's not going to be on my list at all or mentioned anywhere - apologies for that. Secondly, I'm not a TV guy, so I only caught the movie panels and that's it. However, if you're a fan of Lost, you have to see this Bob Stencil video. With that said, let's get right into the thick of it!

 Posted July 29 in Comic-Con 09, Editorial, Hype | Comments

Bob $tencil at Comic-Con 2009: Disheveled Sunday Mess

Bob Stencil

While I did have a lot of fun at the Lost panel, I never did get to the bottom of the time paradox at the end of last season. So on Sunday I asked the only panel worth a damn that the Con had left. You see, Sunday is the 4th day of Comic-Con, and it's like the 3rd day in Vegas. You find yourself hung-over, milling around on sore feet through a mess of people, the big colorful signs that once wooed you in, now seem to laugh in your face; you are disheveled, out of money and wondering when the hell this became a place for kids. I could go on about this but I met an expert who specializes in expressing negative emotions, so I just left it up to him.

 Posted July 27 in Bob $tencil, Comic-Con 09 | Comments

Comic-Con: Thoughts on Richard Kelly's The Box Footage

Richard Kelly's The Box

One thing from Comic-Con that I really want to talk about is the presentation for Richard Kelly's The Box during the Warner Brothers panel on Friday morning. In terms of the Q&A session, it wasn't that exciting, and Cameron Diaz actually revealed a huge spoiler for the movie right on stage (which we're not going to repeat), but what I was most intrigued by was the footage. We all saw the trailer back in June, and there is some weird stuff going on it, but you just wait, that's only the tip of the iceberg. Kelly brought a new sizzle reel cut just for Comic-Con and it was pretty fascinating and I'd like to get into it more because of that.

 Posted July 27 in Comic-Con 09, Opinions | Comments

Comic-Con: Take a Look Inside of Flynn's Arcade, Circa 1982

Flynn's Arcade

One of the highlights of Comic-Con this year is easily the Flynn's Arcade viral for Tron Legacy. Without a doubt, the greatest viral marketing stunt at Comic-Con, which is quite an achievement. I stopped by Flynn's Arcade for a second time on Saturday night, where the line extended around the block, to snap a few better photos of what the atmosphere and insides of this highly secretive and special place looked like. Everyone I talked to who stepped foot in here came out with a huge smile on their face. Many said it took them back to their childhood. And of course, it ended with a very exciting look at what's to come in the future. Read on!

 Posted July 27 in Comic-Con 09, Photos, Tron Legacy, Viral | Comments

Comic-Con: Andy's Thoughts on Neill Blomkamp's District 9

District 9

Last week during Comic-Con, we were invited to a special screening of District 9. As I was sitting in the theater waiting for the film to start, a slow roar of applause began to echo throughout the theater. Peter Jackson himself, along with Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley (the star of the film) had arrived to inform us that this was the very first screening of District 9, and to remind us how thrilled they were for us to be there watching it. I was very excited, to say the least, and now I want to let you know what I thought. We were asked by Peter Jackson himself to keep a lot of the details under wraps, so this will be spoiler free!

 Posted July 27 in Comic-Con 09, Hype, Opinions | Comments

Bob $tencil at Comic-Con 2009: Getting Lost on Saturday

Bob Stencil

Saturday was the best day at the Con so far! Typically I go to Hall H panels to hit on hot celebrities but in this particular case, I am a huge Lost fan. The show has everything I love: airplane crashes, sexy women on tropical beaches, an experimental hippy commune, underground layers, time travel. It reminds me of the good 'ol days of the 70s. I think my question really touched on a hot-button issue, because rather than answer the question, they distracted me with a very cool custom prize. Well played sirs! Then it it was off to the men's bathroom where, with Bacon's help, I blue myself in preparation for the Comic-Con Masquerade.

 Posted July 26 in Bob $tencil, Comic-Con 09 | Comments

Comic-Con: First Look at Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch Art

Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch Art

Our buddy Zack Snyder was in San Diego last night hosting a Blu-Ray Live screening of Watchmen for Comic-Con. Apparently a few of these new shirts for his next upcoming movie, Sucker Punch, were handed out during that screening. I actually saw someone wearing one last night as well, but didn't get a shot of it, so I'm happy this showed up online anyway. Deadline Hollywood snapped a shot of the very first "art" from Sucker Punch that's publicly available. From that design alone, this looks like some twisted, dark, crazy stuff that we'll be seeing in Zack's next movie. As far as I know, that is Emily Browning on the shirt.

 Posted July 26 in Comic-Con 09, First Look, Photos | Comments

Bob $tencil at Comic-Con 2009: Forget Thursday, It's Friday!

Bob Stencil

Hey friends its your friend Bob $tencil. So I apologize for not having something more substantial that covers Thursday... oh wait a minute, no I don't. Thursday was the worst day I have ever spent at Comic-Con and I owe it all to that awful movie "Twilight Saga Colon New Moon." I say that we just forget the whole thing happened and call it even. Friday was a much better day. Rather than waiting in lines with Twilight moms and pubescent girls, I was finally able to get down to brass tacks with the celebrities I had the fortune of bumping into including Mila Kunis, Jackie Earl Haley, Robert Downey Jr, and Megan Fox. Check it out!

 Posted July 25 in Bob $tencil, Comic-Con 09 | Comments

Producers Promise a Dark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

From their beginnings as a comic, through the years of video games and cartoons, various iterations of movies, and the amazing toy lines that have been produced, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have always had a soft spot in many people's hearts. This year at Comic-Con marks the 25th anniversary of the TMNT, and the progression towards what fans really want in a new Turtles movie appears to be on the horizon. I was fortunate enough to be at the TMNT panel this afternoon, and we were able to get an early feel for what the new TMNT live-action film currently being written by John Fusco will be all about.

 Posted July 24 in Comic-Con 09, Movie News | Comments

Wanted 2 Starts Shooting Soon, But Who is Coming Back?

Wanted

The one-and-only Timur Bekmambetov has showed up a few panels during Comic-Con this week, and therefore some exciting updates on Wanted 2 have arrived. First off, SuperHeroHype reported that Mark Millar said the script was completed and they're starting shooting in eight weeks, though they later found out that this meant they were just going into pre-production in eight weeks. We already know that James McAvoy is back as Wesley Gibson, but in case there was any hesitation, Timur confirmed during the panel for Shane Acker's 9 today that he is back and and that they're preparing to shoot in the next few months.

 Posted July 24 in Comic-Con 09, Movie News | Comments

Flynn's Arcade is in San Diego - Amazing Tron Legacy Viral!

Flynn's Arcade is in San Diego

While I got to see footage from James Cameron's Avatar, Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland today, my favorite part of the day had to be the awesome viral ARG (alternate reality game) for Tron Legacy, as it's now known (instead of just Tron 2), that I participated in tonight. We've been covering the early details but it all came together tonight in the ultimate reveal - Flynn's Arcade exists and you can even play Space Paranoids the game. And if that wasn't enough, hidden in a secret room in the back was an actual new lightcycle from the movie. But you have to hear about how we got there, first!

 Posted July 24 in Comic-Con 09, Tron Legacy, Viral | Comments

Comic-Con 2009 Live: James Cameron Presents Avatar

Avatar

This is the moment we've all been waiting for and it's 10 years in the making. James Cameron is coming to Comic-Con to finally present the first ever glimpse at Avatar, his first movie since Titanic in 1997. We obviously won't be able to take any photos or really explain in complete detail any of what we're about to see, but we'll do our best to provide some quotes from Cameron and our own reaction to what we're shown. With that introduction, let's get on with this, as we're waiting for the panel to start and things to kick off. Follow on below as we live blog the panel and head directly into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read on!

 Posted July 23 in Comic-Con 09, Hype | Comments

Bob $tencil at Comic-Con 2009: Flying His Way to San Diego

Bob Stencil - Plane

Given that Comic-Con only kicked off last night (and we're in the thick of the first day today), Bob Stencil doesn't have any good footage to share with everyone yet (although there is some controversy brewing around Twilight). In place of that, Bob wanted me to share with you this video of him flying his way into San Diego. You might not know, but Bob Stencil once flew airplanes for Braniff International before they went bankrupt in 1982. Stay tuned as this is only just a tease - since we have plenty of Comic-Con footage to share with you starting later tonight. But in the meantime, you might as well fire this video up and enjoy!

 Posted July 23 in Bob $tencil, Comic-Con 09 | Comments

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