SIDETRACKED #003 (SIDE A) – “STRANGER THINGS” IS NOT THE GOONIES-REVIEW

On SIDE A of our 3rd episode we’ll be sidetracking through our review of the NETFLIX hit show STRANGER THINGS, Kung Pow, Dungeons & Dragons table top / board game RPGs, reminiscing on growing up nerdy, and pointing out as many pop culture references spotted throughout STRANGER THINGS. As usual we humbly invite you to join us and we hope you find our banter entertaining and enlightening!

Music used in this episode: “Theme Song” / “Kids” / “Theoretically”  from the STRANGER THINGS soundtrack

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EPISODE #003 (SIDE A): “STRANGER THINGS” IS NOT THE GOONIES-REVIEW

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SIDETRACKED #002 (SIDE A) – “THE FORCE AWAKENS” BLASPHEMOUS REVIEW

On SIDE A of our 2nd episode we’ll be reviewing STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 THE FORCE AWAKENS. Listen as Alex commits blasphemy with his review and how Eric desperately tries to explain away the elements in the film that Alex was disappointed with . So we humbly invite you to join us and we hope you find our banter entertaining and enlightening!

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EPISODE 002 (SIDE B): “AVATARDED”

SIDETRACKED #001 – “Back to the future of Gaming”

Hello internet! Weeeeee’re baaaaaack! Actually, I, Eric, you’re long time Templar is back behind the mic. And with me I’m bringing a fresh new take on our podcast along side a new-old face, new to our podcast, old to our blog. My long time friend and now co-host Alex Gothelf returns to his old stomping grounds here at TemplarDigital.com and joins the show to talk about the many different things that tickle our fancy or grinds our gears.

For the premiere episode of our podcast we’ll be talking about the past, present and future of gaming with plenty of side-tracking to be had. So we humbly invite you to join us and we hope you find our banter entertaining and enlightening!

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╬D Recommendation: ViolinTay (Taylor Davis) and Malukah (Judith de los Santos)

This Week’s ╬D Recommendation: belongs to Malukah aka Judith de los Santos, the Jaw-dropping bombshell of a voice and beauty that brought you two of the most amazing video game covers you have or ever going to hear in this lifetime or the next and ViolinTay aka Taylor Davis who extremely talented and gorgeous Violinist who brings you the extremely best violin covers this side of the milky way galaxy!!

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R.I.P. Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

Comics legend, Joe Kubert best known for his work on the DC Comics Sgt. Rock and Hawkman died of multiple myeloma on August 12, 2012, three weeks short of his 86th birthday.

Joe Kubert was an American comic book artist and founder of The Kubert School. He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. His sons, Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, have themselves become successful comic-book artists.
Kubert’s other creations include the comic books Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret.

Kubert was inducted into the Harvey AwardsJack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Kubert also opend the Kubert School in New Jersey in 1976.

The DC Entertainment Team also released the following statement:

“We are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Kubert. An absolute legend in the industry, his legacy will live on through his remarkable talent, with his sons and with the many artists who have passed through the storied halls of his celebrated school. An important member of the DC Comics family, Joe made an indelible mark on the entire DC Comics universe including his renowned and award-winning work on iconic characters such as Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and most recently Nite Owl. We are so honored to have worked side-by-side with such an unforgettable force in both comics and in life.”

We all here at TEMPLAR DIGITAL would like to share our condolences to the Kubert family and friends. The Comic Book world has lost yet another great legend and he will be greatly missed.

-Brian Lansangan
Follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84

Tickle your Pickle: Crazy Venom Cosplay Pics

Check out this incredibly cool series of cosplay photos featuring model Freddie Nova turning into a crazy looking female Venom….these pics will definitly tickle your pickle

The photos were taken by Adam Jay of SuperHero Photography, and they used liquid latex to pull off the twisted awesomeness. What do you think of the Venom cosplay photo series? leave the comments below

MY FAVORITE ONE BY FAR

Photos done by Adam Jay
Website: SuperHero Photography
Twitter: @SuperheroPhotography

-Brian Lansangan
Follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84

Bob Hoskins To Retire Following Parkinson’s Diagnosis

British acting legend Bob Hoskins has announced that he is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Undoubtedly one of Britain’s best-loved actors, Hoskins has played a wide variety of roles since the 1970s, ranging from gritty gangster films to comedy roles.

Bob Hoskins has enjoyed an acting career far longer than most, and given the immense variety of roles he’s gotten to play, probably a more rewarding one as well. But today he’s announced he’s stepping away from the screen, and though in the statement he says he’s “looking forward to his retirement with his family,” he’ll also be facing a major medical challenge. 
Notable performances include the 1980 British gangster film ‘The Long Good Friday,’ Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil,’ Neil Jordan’s ‘Mona Lisa,’ Robert Zemeckis’ ’Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Steven Spielberg’s ’Hook,’ Stephen Frears’ ’Mrs Henderson Presents,’ Oliver Stone’s ‘Nixon,’ ‘Twenty Four Seven,’ ‘Made in Dagenham,’ the drama serial ‘The Street,’ and most recently as one of the dwarves in ‘Snow White & The Huntsman.’ Hoskins acting has earned him a Cannes Award, a Golden Globe for Best Actor, several BAFTA Awards, and an Academy Award nomination. 
The official statement from Bob Hoskins agent: “Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.” 
We here at Templar Digital will greatly miss Hoskins at the movies and wish him great health and luck in the future and in life.

-Brian Lansangan
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The AVGN: Movie & How I Almost Got Involved

Back in March, I finished up my portfolio website (TemplarDigital.com) and sent it out everywhere I could. From local production companies to big ol’ production companies in Los Angeles.

As I was emailing and applying everywhere I remembered that the Angry Video Game Nerd (aka James Rolfe) had posted a video on his website (Cinemassacre.com) giving out contact info for anyone interested in helping out with the production of his first feature length movie, the AVGN: Movie.

I nervously sent out a quick cover letter of sorts and a link to my portfolio site and got a response the following day from Reed Johns in the Art Department. Much to my chagrin it was an unpaid gig to help the art department set up the miniature models and special effects, both durring principle photography and post but I was still very excited to get the opportunity to help out with one of my favorite internet personalities as well as a hero of mine, James being an independent filmmaker and all.

I was warned that it was going to be a solid month (April 1- May 4) of long work days and no pay but plenty of experience. So, I accepted it. Like many of us I’ve been painfully unemployed for the last year, so I had to do some serious number crunching and get all my ducks in a row in order to go out to L.A. on the cheap.

I called a fellow filmmaker/long term friend of mine (Billy D. Mann) who’s been living out there in L.A. since 2006 or so and explained to him my situation. He agreed to let me stay out there for a month free of charge which made everything easier to plan. It turns out that my unemployment check came in late the same week I was suppose to leave for California… needless to say it was a serious wrench thrown into my plans and I was unable to make my way out west for the film shoot.

I was in a slight depression as I was looking forward to it but sometimes these things aren’t meant to be. Maybe I’ll still have an opportunity to help out Cinemassacre in some capacity in the future.

I, like many of The Nerd’s fans, am eagerly awaiting to see the AVGN: Movie. I wish James the best of luck and hope that his first full-length feature is a complete success as well as the beginning of many full-length films directed by him.

Since then I got a interview for an Assistant Video Editor job at EA (Electronic Arts) Tiburon but didn’t land the job. And 2 weeks ago I got a response from a big new-media production company in New York. We’ll see what happens with that.

Here’s his last AVGN: Movie update, enjoy!

-Eric Chacón
Follow me on Twitter @CaptxCrunch

Fan Film Corner: Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday

“Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday” by Bean Dip Productions is This Week’s selection of Fan Film Corner.

LOWDOWN:
Marvel’s popular crimson assassin has been hired to kill a specific target, kill the man, get the cash. The problem is, he’s not the only one who was hired.

REVIEW:

I must say, I went in skeptical and left having enjoyed myself. It very much feels like a fan movie but is surprisingly well done for having not been done by Marvel Studios. The storyline is pretty straight forward. Deadpool has a job to kill someone. Like most Deadpool encounters, he manages to make it as difficult as possible while still being annoying to everyone he encounters.


The fight scenes are where you see the fan styling come out. I didn’t go in expecting major CGI so I was happy with it. Deadpool still used his swords and has his fun with guns. So that kept him true to character.

Ultimately it was the little things that made the movie enjoyable for me. Without ruining what happens, Deadpool still is able to have his thought bubbles. Also, the writing and portrayal of him is a good fan representation of how Deadpool would act and how annoying he’d be to his enemies. I might not of ever mentally pictured him with that high of a voice, I can’t say it didn’t fit but in the end.. it all works out.

OVERALL:
The film catches the essence and feel of the “Merc with a Mouth” perfectly. It’s still a fan movie so it won’t blow you away, however, it is still a fun ride to enjoy and is worth watching.

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3 templar crosses out of 5
It was enjoyable, light-hearted and very Deadpool. So check it out and enjoy!

FILM:



CREDITS:


Trevor Garner – Deadpool
Chris Burns – Bullseye
Secret Harris – Domino

BeanDIProductions

-Brian Lansangan
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