Friday
Mar202015

Live Action Attack on Titan Teaser

I know that not everyone who plays games watches anime, or the other way around, but for those who do fall into that category, myself included, I have to say that this teaser trailer peaks my interest. The thing is that when organizations, OUTSIDE of Hollywood, or from foreign countries do a live action version of something, 9 out of 10 times they get it right. 

Attack on Titan is a very popular anime that has many cosplaying the characters as well as wanting more, so why not make a live action movie. Now of course for those of us outside Japan, we will have to either play the waiting game, or get the *cough cough* Hong Kong version when it comes out.

Translation for those who do not know Japanese:

Narration: Over one hundred years ago… Half of humanity was eaten by the titans that suddenly appeared… The humanity that remained created a giant wall, and lived peacefully.
Text: Anticipated by the whole world!! 
Text: Live-action film green-lit! 
Mikasa: The world is cruel… 
Eren: If we mess up, that’s the end for humanity. 
Title: Attack on Titan 
Text: The attack begins on August 1!.

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Friday
Mar202015

The Cover that Caused the Latest Controversy

So I think it is safe to say that by now most of you have heard about the Batgirl alternate cover that pays homage to "The Killing Joke". Now this cover to most, by itself, just looks like a creepy Joker (who is quite the demented villian) drawing a smile on a very scared Batgirl. The problem is that that graphic novel has a lot of physical and psychological trauma for Batgirl (AKA Barbara Gordon). Although it is not shown to the reader there's an implied sexual assault and brutal beating of a naked Barbara Gordon that is seen in the graphic novel through a series of "polaroid shots". 

Now I want to be clear that Altered Confusion is not trying to say who is wrong and who is right, but we did mention it on the Thursday Night Hangout, so for those who didn't know of this cover here it is. 

Personally I can see this argument from both sides, but at the end of the day the artist is the one who pulled the alt-cover, and so you have to honor his decision. Some might say that he caved under pressure, but he's the only one who would know for sure.

The fact of the matter is that this cover is now going to have at least its 15 seconds of fame, and the comic, with its original cover is going to gain more attention as people will now NEED to know if there is anything else that insinuates back to "The Killing Joke". So perhaps in the end cover or no cover DC comes out on top.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

MomoCon Loses Big Name Guest

Well I hate to say it but MomoCon has lost because of scheduling conflicts, one of the bigger names that was going to appear. That person would be the one, and only Steve Blum. I know that for some of you you might have already heard about this, but for me I just found out today. This name has a very well known voice in voice-over work, and it will be sad not to have him at the convention. 

I can jokingly say, however, that at least we don't have to have our panel at the same time as the Steve Blum panel. That happened the first time we EVER gave a panel, he was in the next room and blew away the crowd.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

Concept Trailer: Leviathan Will Leave You Wanting More

You know how some of these names within the movie industry are trying to do something with a soul? You know something different that allows you to see that new ideas are not dead? Well here's a concept trailer for a movie called Leviathan... all I have to say is I NEED to know more, and I'm pretty sure there are quite a few of you out there who agree with me.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

Pixels: a Comedy Video game Movie

Alright so I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this. I know a lot of people were hoping for something along the lines of the Lego Movie, when video games were going to be involved, but this is what we've got. I know that this is probably going to be overly stupid, and might be bad, but lets be honest there was no way that they were going to be able to make a high functioning game movie, we're talking about Hollywood here, a place where good ideas mostly get bastardized to the point where you just don't recognize them. So take it for what it is, and hopefully there's some good laughs in it, at least that's what I'm hoping for. I'm hoping more Happy Gilmore than Funny People. Hell if its kind of Grandma's Boy, I'd take that too.

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