Just released: JONAH HEX TRAILER!

We recently made a blog post about the Jonah Hex figures currently available for pre-order, but then we hadn’t seen a trailer for it.

Now we have, thanks to MTV News

In a word, the movie looks ‘ridiculous’. Whether we mean that in a good way or a bad way, I can’t say. All I can say is that Will Arnett has a moustache, Megan Fox has an accent and Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) has HORSE-MOUNTED GATLING GUNS. I would suggest that your reaction to that phrase will suggest whether this is a movie for you or not.


Iron Man 2 Premiere

Article by Jenny Peters.

Los Angeles – A bevy of beauties hit the glittery red-carpet premiere of “Iron Man 2” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, April 26, and they weren’t even the much-anticipated film’s female leads. No, these were dancing girls, decked out in skimpy red bikinis and knee-high red boots. In a twist from the normal red-carpet walk, the girls danced on a curtained stage, then director Jon Favreau announced the star-studded cast one by one, with the fans’ screams hitting a crescendo as each appeared from behind the curtain.

Gwyneth Paltrow led the dazzling parade of actresses that make “Iron Man 2” much more than just a Marvel comic-book flick. Scarlett Johansson, Leslie Bibb, Anya Monzikova, Olivia Munn, and Helena Mattsson rounded out the female eye candy that populates this sequel all about Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man.

At an earlier press conference for the film, Paltrow explained exactly why the women in “Iron Man 2” are so special.

“It’s a very smart decision actually to have women who are capable and intelligent in the film, because it appeals to women. So it’s not only a film for 15-year-old boys,” she explained. “It’s a film that can relate to a lot of people on a lot of levels and a lot of my girlfriends like it because of the romance.”

Paltrow’s character is in a romance with the movie’s hero Tony Stark, who is played by Robert Downey Jr. He told reporters that he is certainly happier being the star of a huge movie franchise rather than a drug-addicted criminal, which he once was. Downey, who spent more than a year in jail because of his actions while under the influence, laughed and said, “I’m in a great spot. I think I’m fortunate too because I’ve kind of had two or three or seven lives with different perceptions of me and my status or whatever. It’s just been a really nice time right now.”

Downey’s male “Iron Man 2” co-stars seemed to be having a nice time at the premiere, too. Samuel L. Jackson happily greeted Don Cheadle, while Mickey Rourke, Garry Shandling, Sam Rockwell, and Clark Gregg gathered for a giant cast picture in front of a statue of the action hero.

Lots of other famous faces turned out for the premiere, including Sylvester Stallone, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Adrien Brody, Jennifer Grey, Dane Cook and Hugh Hefner, the man-of-the-moment as he had earlier in the day kicked in the $900,000 needed to save the iconic Hollywood sign perched in the hills just above the theater.

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Halo Deluxe Vehicle with Figures Series 2

Really nice mongoose and really awesome second release of the ODST and EVA ! Plus, it comes in the cool yellow colored armor for the EVA! The ODST comes in a Tron-Like armor which looks kind of RETRO.

Get this while is lasts, with the new waves coming out, it looks like we will be seeing less and less spartans, due to the broadening of the diversity in the lines. Don’t think, just get this. The mongoose vehicles are really cool, too. Great for display!

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Halo Deluxe Vehicle

Army Men on Patrol: Toy Story 3 Lego Set #7595

If you’re anything like me, the wait for Toy Story 3 has you as excited as it does apprehensive: can anything really live up to the first two? Can Pixar continue its unbroken winning streak? Is Cars 2 really coming out when Incredibles 2 has yet to be written? So many questions!

We can’t exactly answer them with LEGO, but we can at least temporarily distract ourselves by playing with the latest addition to the Toy Story LEGO collection: Army Men on Patrol!

It comes with: 4 Lego-fied Army Men minifigures, a jeep (with spare tire) and a stretcher for any injured soldiers. Taking a look at the reviews, they are overwhelmingly positive and who can blame Lego fans for loving these? The army men and their Jeep are exactly the kinds of things that translate to this format perfectly.

Zagg.com 50% Off Coupon Code

If you plan to buy anything from Zagg….you can get a 50% discount off your purchase for a limited time.

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ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD Discount Code good til June 12th, 2010. You can click the image below and begin shopping then when you are about to checkout, enter the coupon code above and BANG…50% off. Now, isn’t that SWEET! Discount is good on anything on their website: www.zagg.com

Sideshow’s Daredevil vs. Punisher

Though their styles couldn’t be more different, Marvel’s Punisher and Daredevil appear equally matched in this 18-inch statue from Sideshow Toys. One does wonder how many of the Marvel Universe’s heroes are going to have to fight it out before they remember that they’re essentially on the same side, but I suppose that one also never can tell just what side a hero like Frank Castle is really on. Good intentions or not, it’s hard to ignore the skull t-shirt when it’s paired with some of the biggest, baddest guns comics have ever seen.

Weighing in at 12lbs and cast in polystone, it’s a handpainted masterpiece, featuring a grand example of the kind of work the Sideshow sculptors can do and capturing Marvel’s signature brand of high-powered face-offs between heroes and villains alike–hopefully these two will sort it out. This statue is a pre-order right now, meaning that while it only ships in the 2nd quarter of this year, you can already place your order to make sure you get your hands on it ASAP! A good choice for Marvel collectors who want to fill that shelf space.

Buuuut, if you absolutely can’t wait to get your Punisher fix, how about you check this one out? It’s another rendering from the same brilliant design studio, but it’s already arrived and is in-stock, ready for you to take home!

A larger statue of a much larger Punisher, this 20-inch Sideshow sculpture captures Marvel’s most unflinching anti-hero in a classic pose, ready for whatever comes his way and bearing the arms (both kinds) to take it on.

Lego Indiana Jones: Venice Canal Chase #7197

I remember sitting down to watch The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, based on the massively successful and brilliantly-written comics by Alan Moore. Unfortunately, the film was not nearly so intelligent and I was sorely disappointed by…essentially every aspect except for Sean Connery. But even with Connery, I was just happy to have him in the film and I can’t say he did anything particularly exemplary. But the point here is that one of the most head-scratching portions of it is the 19th century car chase through the streets of Venice. Even writing it seems wrong. And that’s why I’m pleased to say that the LEGO Indiana Jones below got it right just by using boats.

Escaping through the canals of Venice with the map to the Holy Grail, Indy and Elsa are chased by a secret order of guardians sworn to prevent the Grail from being discovered! Are a collapsing pier and a blast-apart boat enough to get them out of danger? Includes Indiana Jones, Dr. Elsa Schneider and 2 Grail Guardian figures.

* Recreate the exciting adventure from the movie The Last Crusade!
* Includes 4 minifigures: Indiana Jones, Dr. Elsa Schneider and 2 Grail Guardian figures!
* Features a collapsing bridge, breakable boat bottom, exploding motor, and secret manhole hiding place!
* Each boat measures 6¾ inches (17.1cm) long!

Reading a couple reviews, this one seems like a solid set for young and old alike, getting 5-stars left and right! It definitely has a lot more potential interactivity to it than a lot of the sets, coming with multiple characters, two boats for racing and boasting the Indiana Jones brand that can generally be assumed to mean “totally awesome” regardless of where it’s applied. Check this one out for sure.

Robert Downey Jr. Worried He’d ‘Creep Out’ Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2

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By Scott Huver (People Magazine). Robert Downey Jr. found himself taking a little, ah, romantic direction from his Iron Man 2 costar Gwyneth Paltrow during a crucial moment in the movie – while their spouses watched from off camera.

The hotly anticipated summer movie features a passionate kiss between Downey’s superheroic Tony Stark and Paltrow’s long-suffering Pepper Potts.

“It was great,” said Paltrow, with more than a hint of playful sarcasm in her voice during a press event in Los Angeles Friday, “because both my husband and his wife were right there on the set.”

Despite the presence of Paltrow’s hubby, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and Downey’s wife Susan, a producer on the film, Downey claimed his costar did not hold back when it came to their make-out scene.

“I couldn’t get her off me,” Downey joked. “It was embarrassing!”

But he admits Paltow wasn’t entirely pleased with her leading man’s side of the lip-lock. “She said … I didn’t know what I was doing, like, ‘It didn’t feel good.’ And I said ‘You know what? First of all, we’re all friends, so what would be creepy is if I was coming off all sexy to you while we were shooting – which by the way, I’ve done that in movies and it creeps them out! So why would I creep you out?’ ”

Eventually, Paltrow came around, Downey insisted. “Despite what she said on set, she still thinks about it. ”

Downey was not afraid to poke fun at himself – or his past – during the press event also attended by Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke and director Jon Favreau. When asked if he’d ever donned a superhero costume for Halloween while growing up, Downey replied “Growing up, no. But in my mid-30s in Palm Springs right before an arrest, yes.”

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Kick-Ass Star Aaron Johnson’s Surprising Romance with Woman Twice His Age

kick ass movieBy Paul Chi (People Magazine).  Newcomer Aaron Johnson has a lot of reasons to smile. His superhero film Kick-Ass was the number one movie at the box office last weekend, and off screen he’s engaged to be married to his seven-months-pregnant fiancée, British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Life could not be any better – if only his relationship with his onetime director wasn’t raising so many eyebrows.

At 43, Taylor-Wood is 24 years older than Johnson and already a mother of two from an 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling. Despite the age difference and existing family, Johnson is madly in love. “I’ve got a wonderful woman,” says the 19-year-old says. “She’s lovely and she’s a fantastic mother.”

The two met in 2009 on the set of her directorial debut, Nowhere Boy. In it Johnson played a young John Lennon and the two immediately hit it off. Engaged months after meeting and already living together, Johnson brushes off critics about their whirlwind romance saying, “I’m an old soul and she’s a young soul.”

As the couple prepare for the arrival of their baby this summer, Johnson say he’s “excited” and insists that he is undaunted by the challenges of fatherhood. “It’s not scary,” he says. “I’m already a stepdad to [Taylor-Wood’s kids Angelica, 13, and Jessie, 3] anyway. So the nerves have sort of gone.”

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232-Piece Star Wars Lego Set: Hyena Droid Bomber

Switching between walker, bomber and attack modes, the Hyena Droid is a powerful multi-purpose weapon for the Separatists as seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Features four dropping bombs and three all-new rocket battle droid minifigures.

* Pivot the wings for flying and walking positions!
* Includes 3 new droid minifigures with special jet packs!
* Measures 10″ (25cm) wide by 8″ (20cm) long!

So goes the description on this new LEGO Star Wars piece. If you’ve got a lot of patience and a lot of skill, you can try your hand at building this 232-piece hyena droid and go after the Republic in a vehicle of your own construction.

According to reviews, however, this is a figure meant for the older set: for kids, it’s not exactly a rough-and-tumble figure and the wings are known to be a little delicate (some even say ‘flimsy’!), which suggests it’s destined for display rather than play. Of course, if you or your child is the kind of person who takes some enjoyment from rebuilding any crashed ships, then I would say that this is definitely a good one on which to hone your skills! Enjoy!