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January 31st, 2018 by Cherry

Get ready to be ‘Static Shock’ with the release of the complete third season of the beloved animated series. The two-disc package is available on wb.com/warnerarchive and online retailers. It’s a great series that I watched back in the 2000’s and perfect to revisit or introduce to new fans aka kids or new to the geek world before seeing Black Panther <grrr>

 

“In the third season, everything sort of got spruced up,” recalls LaMarr, known far and wide for his voice performances in Samurai Jack, Futurama and Family Guy, and his live-action roles for MADtv and Pulp Fiction. “The writing was just as good as ever, but they really raised the stakes. Static’s costume went from homemade to a legitimate super hero costume, Richie became his own super hero in Gear, and that meant there was less sitting back at headquarters – we started going on a lot more duo-action adventures.”

Static Shock – Toys in the Hood (S3 E9)

“Moreover, it was so great to finally have a black super hero who didn’t have ‘black’ in his name. I could relate to him. Here’s a kid who is smart, who’s trying to do the right thing, dealing with relatable problems whether it was family or school or friendships. Despite that fact that it was a cartoon that revolved around super heroes, it felt real to me.”

Phil LaMarr starred as Virgil Hawkins/Static for the entire series run and the release of the third season saw a major shift in the show with important guest appearances, upgrade to his tech and integration in the overall universe. Static got a new costume, Richie his BFF/partner-in-crime-fighting became the super hero Gear and the duo fought crime with some major baddies. All of this feels like a direct line to the upcoming Black Panther since Static ‘returned to Africa’ to find his roots, teamed up with the Justice League and Superman. LaMarr & Marsden worked together on the Disney animated series ‘The Weekenders’ which really made enriched their chemistry as friends IRL and animation!

Static Shock & Gear

“Static Shock provided a second opportunity to play partners and best friends – which was great because we were already good friends,” LaMarr says. “Our friendship on the show was authentic. And there’s nothing better than getting paid every week to work with your friend.”

LaMarr’s connection to Static appealed to him in so many ways as a fan and as someone who was once a black teenage boy. “As a comic book guy, Static was a dream come true – a character who really felt real to me,” LaMarr says. “I always thought Static would be what I would be if I got powers as a teenager. I loved Spidey and Bats, but I never wanted to be them. There are tortured souls, and everything they do is informed by that guilt. For Static, the worst problem was having to do his homework.

Static Shock: The Complete Third Season featured numerous guest performances from actors as acclaimed and diverse as four-time Emmy Award winner Alfre Woodard (Miss Evers’ Boys, Desperate Housewives, Hill Street Blues), Emmy Award winner Roscoe Lee Browne (Logan’s Run, The Cowboys), Brock Peters (To Kill A Mockingbird, Soylent Green), Golden Globe winner Terence Stamp (Billy Budd, Superman), three-time Emmy Award winner Jean Smart (24, Garden State), Bud Court (Harold & Maude, M*A*S*H), Dennis Haysbert (24, Major League), Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color, That’s So Raven), Danica McKeller (The Wonder Years), Phil Morris (Smallville), Charles Rocket (Moonlighting), Sean Patrick Thomas (The District), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect), Bumper Robinson (The Game), David Faustino (Married With Children), Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), David Arquette (Cougar Town), Tia Texada (Third Watch) and rapper Romeo Miller.

Also performing guest roles during Static Shock: The Complete Third Season are the voices of Warner Bros. Animation’s core group of DC Super Heroes, including actors from Batman: The Animated Series (Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Arleen Sorkin, Robert Hastings) and Justice League/Justice League Unlimited (George Newbern, Carl Lumbly, Maria Canals Barrera, Michael Rosenbaum), as well as Phil LaMarr himself as the voice of Green Lantern/John Stewart.

Static Shock, Gear & the Justice League

“The crossover episodes with the Justice League were so much fun for me – it was great to feel like Static Shock was part of the legacy of the super hero entertainment that I grew up watching and reading,” LaMarr says. “Associating Static with the Justice League sort of legitimized our little show, putting Static on the same level as supers like Batman, Green Lantern and all the rest. Plus getting to act again alongside my Justice League acting pals – Maria Canals Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, Carl Lumbly, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern, Kevin Conroy – was a blast, especially because now they were coming to MY house. It was actually a little weird because we were sitting in the same chairs as we always did when recording Justice League – but now I had more lines. Of course, I had two different characters – Static and Green Lantern John Stewart.”

Image result for static shock green lantern season 3 LaMarr said the dual role – which put him in the unusual position of recording two characters talking to each other – was the first time he encountered that situation in his career.

 “I thought the writers wrote those scenes as a challenge for me,” LaMarr recalls. “At least they didn’t have them singing harmony or something crazy like that!”

 Static Shock: The Complete Third Season features an all-star lineup of writers behind the scripts: Paul Dini, Dwayne McDuffie, Len Uhley, Ernie Altbacker, John Semper, Courtney Lilly and Adam Beechen. For the Static-Superman team-up episode entitled “Toys in the Hood,” Semper crafted a story that was written by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).

 An episode entitled “Static in Africa” saw the Hawkins family on vacation in Ghana, where Static teams with a legendary African folk hero to combat a group of bandits. The episode was particularly important to LaMarr.

 

Static in Africa

“Static in Africa was a blast for so many reasons,” LaMarr recalls. “It was a thrill to work for the first time with Michael Jai White and Roscoe Lee Browne, as well as my Justice League castmate Carl Lumbly. Carl and Roscoe are guys whose work I’d seen growing up, and to share a studio with them was fantastic.

 

 “Moreover, it was really cool to be able to explore our roots in a Saturday morning cartoon. I had never seen contemporary Africa on Saturday morning – an Africa that was not unlike our own world. We have super heroes, they have super heroes. Africa wasn’t showed as exotica – it was a world where people like us live. And to me, that was a great part of Static Shock. It wasn’t about that Static was black; but he was black. His life, his world – those were real. And that kind of normalization is what’s key to true diversity.”

 

The Static Shock: The Complete Third Season two-disc set includes the following animated episodes:

 

Disc One

Hard As Nails

Gear

Static in Africa

Shebang

The Usual Suspect

A League Of Their Own, Part 1

A League Of Their Own, Part 2

Showtime

Romeo in the Mix

 

Disc Two

Toys In The Hood

The Parent Trap

Flashback

Blast From The Past

 

Disc Two also includes the Superman: The Animated Series episode entitled “Obsession” (Season 3, Episode 4), which ultimately served as a prequel to the Static Shock episode, “Toys in the Hood” and spotlighted the first meeting of Superman and Static, featuring the voices of Tim Daly (Superman), Nancy Travis (Darci Mason), Bud Cort (The Toyman) and Joely Fisher (Lana Lang).

 

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

 

I was a HUGE fan of this series and am so happy it will now be available for me to fangirl as well as introduce to my young relatives. Leave a comment below on your favorite episode and whom you plan to introduce to Static!

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January 29th, 2018 by Cherry

Attend the special world premier of the LEGO® DC SUPER HEROES: THE FLASH at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) on Saturday, February 10 at 12:00PM with free tickets for fans of all ages. This family friendly Saturday screening will have a film talent panel, signed posters and LEGO® Toys for All Kids (and maybe the kids at heart <guffaw>. Attendees will have the chance to hear a panel after the screening including James Arnold Taylor (voice of Flash), Troy Baker (Batman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman, Lois Lane), Phil LaMarr (Firestorm) and Eric Bauza (The Atom, B’dg, Jimmy Olsen) and executive producer Brandon Vietti, writers Jim Krieg & Jeremy Adams before the release of the film on 2/13/18 on Digital HD; 3/13/18 on Blu-Ray Combo Pack & DVD.

In LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash, Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world! Along the route, The Flash encounters numerous new characters being introduced to the popular DC Super Heroes series, including The Atom; B’dg, a squirrel-esque Green Lantern; a pair of legendary super pets in Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog, Batman and Superman’s faithful canine pals; as well as Aquaman’s trusted seahorse, Storm.

A limited number of free tickets are still available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 10 must RSVP via email to LEGOFlashLA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Barry Allen

2 tickets

BarryAllen@gmail.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email and this will sell out so RSVP so ASAP for your family or just yourself! Please do not submit more than one request.

Other voices featured in the film are provided by actors Kate Micucci (Zatanna), Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson), Nolan North (Superman, Killer Croc), Dwight Schultz (Reverse-Flash), Tom Kenny (Plastic Man, The Penguin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Boomerang, Aquaman) and Jason Spisak (The Joker).

 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Super Heroes: The Flash will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting February 13. WBHE will distribute the film on March 13, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD.

 

Leave a comment below if you plan to attend and make sure you say hi! If you have any questions you want me to ask on the red carpet tweet me @cherry_LA 

 

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October 26th, 2016 by Cherry

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I’m so excited that Legion M is giving fangirls/fanboys the opportunity to win a film & TV development deal at this weekend Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con.

screenshot-2016-10-26-15-04-51You may not know Legion M but it’s the first fan-owned entertainment company and it’s about making content that FANS want to see not just the money crunchers running Hollywood <my opinion> who make the same comic book movies over and over again! 

So if your in Los Angeles head to the convention center and PITCH FOR  YOUR LIFE well not life they won’t introduce you to Lucille (TWD) or the horrors of the Red Wedding (GOT) but it will get your geek senses tingling! BUT if your not in LA they also are allowing fans to submit pitch ideas online!x
Legion M’s panel of industry insiders and executives are going to reward someone with $4,000 in cash prizes and a development deal with Legion M that could be worth $15,000 to fund the movie/TV show!

I know what I want to pitch but what about you???? Will I see you in the elevator? Leave a comment below ….

For those pitching on-site, Legion M has built a full-size elevator set where pitches will be recorded to potentially be a part of the Pitch Elevator TV pilot. Online submissions will also be accepted for consideration through the Legion M website from October 28 to November 28.

The Legion M Pitch Elevator is the next step in the company’s goal to open the gates of Hollywood by giving fans the opportunity to be a part of the content they love.

Here’s how it works:

1. Prepare a pitch of up to 2 minutes for your movie or TV idea.
2. Join Legion M at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con to make your pitch inside the Pitch Elevator movie set, and be a part of our TV series pilot!
3. If you can’t make it person, record a 2-minute video of your pitch and submit online.
4. Once all the pitches are collected, staff, members and shareholders of Legion M will judge and select finalists.
5. 10 finalists will receive a $250 cash prize and a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of Hollywood agents and executives. One grand prize winner will receive $1,500 in cash and a development deal with Legion M that guarantees $15,000 if their project gets made!

WHEN:  
In-Person: 5pm PT – Friday, October 28 –  4pm PT on Sunday, October 30
Online: Friday, October 28 – Monday, November 28

WHERE:
In-Person: Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con
Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Pitch Elevator Set located @ Booth 402

Online:
http://thelegionm.com/pitch-elevator

About Legion M
Legion M will be the world’s first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. FANS own the company, FANS get behind the scenes, and when Legion M is successful-FANS share the rewards! Legion M co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison are the Emmy-winning team who co-founded MobiTV, the pioneer and market leader in over the top and multiscreen platforms and content monetization, as well as the New York Rock Exchange which brought Fans and the musical artists they love together in partnership.

Legion M’s mission is to empower creators to push the boundaries, and empower Fans to be a part of the content they love.  Join us at www.thelegionm.com.

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March 9th, 2016 by Cherry

The official Twitter account of Haven. New #Haven episodes every Thursday at 10.9c on @Syfy! (Tweets by @caroline_belle)

It’s been five years since SyFy premiered Haven and the twists and turns on the journey to the final episode has taken us on a crazy ride. The series based on ‘The Colorado Kid’ from Stephen King followed FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) learning what’s going on in Haven, Maine a small town with BIG secrets. Over the years I’ve been able to interview the cast a few times and it was always such a pleasure to talk with them!

Geeking Out: Comic Con Interview with Eric Balfour SDCC Haven party  Haven star Lucas Bryant Haven star Emily Rose on the Red Carpet

HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON Mythology Refresher (YouTube)

HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON Mythology Refresher

They love their fans and working on the series filmed in Canada. When I heard the series was coming to an end like a lot of fans I was worried it would go out with a with no closure for those who’ve watched the series but eOne and Big Motion Picture gave us major dividends with our fan love! We were able to see the end and get the answers any fan wants from a beloved series. Now your able to keep Haven safe at home with major goodies in the final 4-disc set available at major retailers and online starting April 19, 2016.

 

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HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON presents hometown heroes Audrey, Nathan (Lucas Bryant), Duke (Eric Balfour) and Dwight (Adam Copeland), with challenges unlike any they’ve experienced before.  Across 13 action-packed final episodes, the town of Haven has been cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious fog bank and is on its own.  Through journeys into the past, the future, and the very fabric between worlds, events in Haven hurtle towards a cataclysmic showdown.  Will the heroes be able to rid Haven of “the Troubles” forever, or will the town and its inhabitants continue to suffer the curse?  Watch and see as tensions rise, allegiances shift and in a harrowing closing chapter, the mystery of “Croatoan” is finally revealed.
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From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).
The creative team behind HAVEN includes executive producers John Morayniss (Rookie BlueRogue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the FallThe Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead ZoneGreek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Minority Report) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash).   The series was developed by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone). 
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HAVEN is produced by eOne and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the US, Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy channels. eOne controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series.
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THIS APRIL, THE TOWN OF HAVEN HURTLES TOWARDS 
A CATACLYSMIC SHOWDOWN IN THE STARTLING 
FINAL EPISODES OF SYFY’S POPULAR SERIES 
 
HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON
 
Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray/DVD SRP: $49.98/$39.98
 
The Loaded 4-Disc Set Features the Final 13 Broadcast Episodes, and Hours of Bonus Features Including a Mythology Refresher, 13″Inside Haven” Featurettes, Livestream Segments with the Cast & Crew,13 Commentary Tracks,  Interviews with Eric Balfour, Lucas Bryant, 
William Shatner, Adam Copeland and More!

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February 12th, 2015 by Cherry

 

I’m geeking out a bit about the new film inspired by the Hitman video game series. Of course a few of you might remember the Hitman movie that came out in 2007 starring Timothy Olyphant which I enjoyed. Look at Tim he’s a cutie even when he’s bald!

The new film has the latest clone and he’s major scary bad ass from the first look on youtube and it’s a blast. From a sexy fire engine red Audi to a sexy chick (for the guys/gals) and a bunch of clones for the rest of us. It looks like it’s going to be a live action spy video game and if it matches up to the ads I’ll be one happy fangirl! I’ve played the game a few times and it’s a fun shooter. Well designed with a story that you can easily follow rather your playing the latest or original game. Check out the link to the trailer on YouTube with a electric remix of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child and stars Homeland star Rupert Friend who’s in custody by the Homeland Security (or the police or some other gov’t agency). It immediately kicks off with a major escape sequence with the cats realizing they are the prey! 47 saunters like a BOSS in uniform and we next see him speeding down the street in a sexy red Audi that is impelled by hooks and than he fights off paratroopers. more soldiers, a helicopter crashing into a building, and him beating somebody with a plane .. a PLANE propellor/wing thing (WTF). The action in this film is off the hook crazy! Now I could have sworn that the film was coming out in February but it looks like it’s been pushed back to August. Now I wonder if it’s because they added more action scenes, thought it was too good for February and was worthy of a fall release. Well we’ll find out when it’s in theaters this fall. Are you looking forward to the newest video game inspired action movie?

 

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

In Theaters – August 28, 2015

Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann

The Explosive Debut Trailer for Hitman: Agent47 is Here!

 

 

 

 

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February 2nd, 2015 by Cherry

Did you ever think that someone would say hmm you Carrie would be a PERFECT musical full! No? I didn’t either but hearing that the show will be at the  La Mirada Theatre has got my inner horror fan girl a twitter! What could go wrong? Well other than the pig’s blood, mean abusive mother and of course the mean girls .. mean girls!!! Carrie The Musical! Now were you a Carrie or the horrible high school students who drove her mad? Leave a comment below and let me know if you want to join me for a bit of Geek Theatre!

Buy Tickets

 

About Carrie The Musical:

A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they’ll all find out just how scary a secret can be…Outrageous, controversial and completely thrilling, Carrie comes to LA in a blazing new immersive production sure to be the theatrical event of the year.

Official Website
Carrie The Musical is at the La Mirada Theatre March 12th-April 5th!

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January 27th, 2015 by Cherry

I’m looking forward to geek culture with the 2015  Young Guns Invitational showcasing emerging and rising artist who each will have three pieces to appeal to our inner geek! Fans from Star Wars to Clockwork Orange to the Thing to Predator will be able to see iconic movies from their eyes because really aren’t we all fanboys and fangirls at heart for the movies we grew up loving? Will you join me on Friday? Let me know what piece you’d love to own in the comment section below!

2015 Young Guns Invitational

Featuring Emerging & Rising Artists

Hero Complex Gallery is pleased to present the official artist list and a few previews for our favorite yearly show!
FULL EVENT INFO CAN BE VIEWED HERE

Young Guns Invitational

Show Information

Opening Reception – Friday, January 30th, 7 – 10pm
Online Sales – Saturday, January 31st, approx. 1pm HERE

Additional Hours – W-Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Hero Complex Gallery is pleased to present the official artist list and a few previews for our favorite yearly show!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, please visit with us to view their amazing artwork, because these dedicated artists have pulled no punches in preparing for this show.

Each artist has created 3 or more pieces in mini-themes of their own choosing, and you will awed by the results of their work… we definitely are!

Come join us and you won’t be disappointed!

PLEASE RSVP for the event HERE

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