Parks and Recreation Pop! Vinyls

It’s been 2 whole years since NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended. Just thinking about it makes me feel quite sad. I can say with certainty that no other show has made me want to live in their world so much, because let’s face it – who doesn’t want Leslie Knope as a mentor, Ron Swanson as a boss, and  Andy and April as their best friends.

Fortunately, Funko are turning the dysfunctional yet awesome Parks and Recs crew into adorable Pop! Vinyls, so if you prefer fictional friends to the real deal – no judgement here, I’m the same – then  you can grab the team this summer. Go on, treat yo self!

The collection includes Ron, Leslie, Andy and April, along with Pawnee treasure Li’l Sebastion, and Andy’s alter-ego, Bert Macklin – which is a Hot Topic Exclusive. Unfortunately there’s no Tom, Donna, Jerry, Ben or Ann just yet, but fingers crossed for a full reunion soon.

You can pre-order them all here.


New Jurassic World Poster | Life Finds a Way

There’s exactly one year to go until we get to watch the Jurassic World sequel in cinema’s, and thanks to a poster that appeared online yesterday, we now know what it will be called – Fallen Kingdom.

There is currently no news on what the movie will actually be about, and since they haven’t wrapped up filming yet, we can’t expect a trailer for a good few months, but Jeff Goldblum is back as Dr Ian Malcolm, after skipping the past two Jurassic park films, and this poster is making sure everyone knows about it by featuring his most iconic quote “Life finds a way” – except they missed out the ‘uh’, but I will forgive that for now.

10 Things We Learnt From the Game of Thrones Trailer

HBO have premiered a new trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones, following the stills they released last week, and it shows us so much more about what to expect from the upcoming series that it’s hard not to get insanely excited – as if we weren’t already excited enough. Here are 10 things I learnt from the trailer, which you can watch below.

Bran and Meera finally make it to the wall

Right at the beginning of the trailer we get a glimpse of a gate in the wall at Castle Black opening, and who is on the other side? – Bran Stark and Meera Reed. Hopefully this is the start of the Stark siblings reuniting. Three down, one to go.

Daenerys claims Dragonstone

It was inevitable that Daenerys was going to make Dragonstone her new home at some point – it was the original home of House Targaryen after all. Now we know for a fact that she lands on its shores and enters its castle, ripping down Stannis Baratheon’s banners to make room for her own.

Grey Worm finds a secret entrance

The unsullied play a prominent role in this trailer, especially Grey Worm, who at one point can be seen in a boat searching for what looks like a secret entrance. Later we see a shot of unsullied letting more unsullied into some sort of castle – could this be Casterly Rock or Highgarden? Both are rumoured to appear in season 7.

Bran has a connection to the Night King

As Bran flies over an army of white walkers in raven form, its leader seems to sense the bird, stopping Bran’s connection. This suggests that the two have some sort of cerebral connection. Rumours have been going around that Bran IS the Night King, though I think we’ll have to see about that one..

Brienne makes it to Winterfell

After Brienne and Pod left the Black Fish, failing to recruit his army, it was obvious that they would head back up noth – seen as Brienne is hell bent on protecting Sansa. By the looks of it, they make it in one piece, as they are seen entering Winterfell.

Beric Dondarrion joins Jon Snow

Wielding a magical flaming sword, Dondarrion is wearing furs and covered in snow which suggests that he and the brotherhood have headed north to join Jon Snow – there’s a shot a bit later on that confirms Snow will have a flaming sword by his side in battle.

The Hound is up North as well

We see a brief shot of Sandor Clegane covered in snow and wrapped in wildling clothing as well, which suggests that he too has joined in the fight. Last time we saw the Hound, he was with Dordarrion and his men, so this would fit in nicely.

The Greyjoys and Lannisters make an alliance

Ships from House Greyjoy are seen heading towards Kings Landing, but since Yara and Theon are with Daenerys, these have to be Euron’s boats, which means he is likely joining Cersei and will fight against his niece and nephew

There will be at least three epic battles

There’s evidence of three separate battles in the trailer. Jon Snow vs the Whitewalkers of course, but it also looks like Daenerys’ unsullied are going head to head with the Lannisters – led by Jamie, as the Greyjoy’s battle it out on the sea in their ships.

Jon finally meets Daenerys

There’s a very brief shot of the Jon and Davros landing in Dragonstone where we know Daenerys is holding up, which means the two are finally going to meet each other. Davros knows the land well, so it makes sence that he would guide Snow, but why they decide to travel there is unclear.

John Wick Comic Book Coming This September


Dear fans of the John Wick movies – Dynamite have announced that a John Wick comic book series is coming soon, and have confirmed that it will be an origin story! If you’ve always wanted to discover what Wick was like before he became the feared Baba Yaga, you may now hyperventilate!

The comic will focus on a young John Wick, fresh out of prison, who embarks on his very first vendetta as he comes up against a strange but powerful community of assassins. Greg Pak, who has had successful runs with the comics Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, is on board to write the series, and Giovanni Valletta, who is best known for his work on Dark Horse Presents, will be providing the illustrations.

John Wick is an incredible character – he and the world he inhabits are mysterious, thrilling, sexy, and contagious. The series that we are doing develops that world even further by delving into his official origin story for the first time. We couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Greg Pak come on board to craft this tale. He has such a great understanding of the characters, their world, and their voices. The artwork Giovanni Valletta is creating is going to leave people breathless. He’s found a way to truly immerse the readers into the world of John Wick in a way that I don’t think any other artist would have been able to. The thrills, speed, and action are all there on the page! – Anthony Marques, Editor of Dynamite

This announcement follows news that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is in talks with Lionsgate about creating a spin-off of the film for TV.  Currently named The Continental – after the luxury hotel chain that accommodates the assassins in the movie – the show will look at the Continentals all over the world, their clientele, and how they become a part of that world. Whilst the show won’t be directly about John Wick, Keanu Reeves has been rumoured to make an appearance.

Han Solo Loses its Directors Mid-Filming

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It wasn’t long ago that we were getting hyped up about the rumour of the new Star Wars spin-off’s name, and now we’re saying goodbye to its two directors; Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – creators of The Lego Movie, and directors of 21 Jump Street.

Lord and Miller have been filming the Han Solo, Star Wars prequel since early 2017, but with a few weeks of filming left to go, have announced that they will be leaving the project.

According to Lucasfilms’ president, Kathleen Kennedy, their departure was due to creative differences, which seems to happen a lot these days – Ant Man comes to mind. Here’s her official statement:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.

Lucasfilms have assured fans that the movie remains on schedule, with a May 2018 release date – though this will be slightly more convincing when a new director is found. I’m sure I’m not the only one who was hoping to see some sort of teaser in the upcoming months.

So who could take over director duties? Well, rumors are going around that Ron Howard may continue with Han Solo. He’s no stranger to epic space movies, with Apollo 13 under his belt. There’s also speculation that Lawrence Kasdan may direct. As co-writer of the Han Solo script, he’s definitely very familiar with the movie, but he’s not quite as renowned for his directing abilities.

Who do you think will make a good director for the Star Wars spin-off?

Guardians of the Gravity Falls

Since today is Summerween – according to Gravity Falls – and Guardians of the Galaxy is still fresh in everyone’s mind, I thought this rather epic mash-up of the two fandoms would be perfect for my Image of the Day.

Drawn by Ken Turner, Mable and Dipper lead the team as Mabora and Dip-Lord, but Grunkle Stan as Drax is the best!

10 Gifts Every Deadpool Fan Needs in their Life

With Deadpool filming confirmed to be well on it’s way – thanks to Ryan Reynolds who tweeted a picture of the mercenary sun bathing outside the X-mansion earlier in the week – everyone is understandably getting excited about the sequel. I thought I’d share a few of my Deadpool must haves for the fan who can’t get enough of the Merc with the mouth.


1. Deadpool Piggy Bank – I am the worst at saving, like seriously – the complete worst, so I have absolutely no need for any money box ever, but if you need to store your pennies somewhere, why not in Deadpool – I’m certain he’d appreciate the extra cash. He is a mercenary after all.

2.  Deadpool Colouring Book – Adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment and you can’t get more adult than Deadpool. I personally own way more than any child should probably have, let alone adult, but this is a Deadpool colouring book man, its a must.

3. Deadpool Dress – Deadpool is no stranger to cross dressing, so I could totally see him rocking this little red number. It’s not the most conventional outfit, but it looks stretchy enough for back flips and copious amounts of stabbing, if you feel so inclined.

4. Deadpool Comic Poster – There are a ridiculous amount of posters out there in the online abyss, but this one is hands down my favourite. I just love the contrast between the black & white comic book background, and a red Deadpool standing cross armed in front.

5. Deadpool Bookends – I can’t say I’ve ever owned bookends because I’m a serial bookcase owner, but if I were going to own bookends, these would be a serious contender. Made of wood, I love the simplicity, and boldness.

6. Deadpool Leggings – I don’t think these need an explanation as to why they’re awesome and everyone must own them, even the guys. I have never seen anyone in Deadpool leggings, and feel that needs to change.

7. Deadpool Flair – There are not enough Deadpool pins in the world, and if you are one of the many who is yet to own one, make this the first in your collection because Mondo are pro’s at creating eye catching flair for your lapels, and this is no exception.

8. Adventure Time Watch – I knew I wanted this Adventure Time watch ever since seeing it on Deadpool’s wrist in the first movie, and now it’s actually available to buy – Just make sure no one else see’s it on your wrist, or your identity is blown, and Collosus will be after you.

9. Deadpool Pen Holder – Brutality is Deadpool’s game, and I’m not sure there’s anything more brutal than a severed head used as a push cushion for pens. Perfect for the desk of someone who needs a little help showing people who is boss.

10. Deadpool Tee – One for the pop culture mash-up fans out there – a Finding Nemo / Deadpool tshirt. Cute AND deadly, wearing this you might actually find yourself a Dory to help you with your quest – though we all know Deadpool works alone.

Watchmen TV Series in the Works

Watchmen TV Series in the Works

Ok, so it’s not technically set in stone yet, but the co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers – David Lindelof – is in talks with HBO for a potential Watchmen series, based on the epic Graphic Novel by Alan Moore.

The project is in really early stages at the moment, but Lindelof is super keen to be a part of it, regularly stating that he used to read the comics as a child, and that they continue to influence his work.

Lindelof is no stranger to HBO either. His current series, The Leftovers – which is an adaption of Tom Perotta’s novel with the same name, has recently premiered its third and final season, gaining unanimous acclaim from critics.

As a huge fan of both Moore’s graphic novel, and Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie adaption, I’m incredibly excited to see what comes of this. What do you think of a Watchmen reboot? Would you watch it?

Superhero Tan Lines

Superhero Tan Lines

Today marks the first official day of Summer, and the longest day of the year, so make sure you wear plenty of sun cream, or you’ll end up like these iconic DC superheroes – can you guess which one is which?

See Mike Draws shows us what happens when you wear your costume out in the sun – though I can’t imagine Batman or Robin get too many tan lines since they mainly fight crime at night.

Villains Need Love Too

If you’re struggling through Monday as much as I am, you might appreciate these illustrations by artist Nacho Diaz – they’ve certainly made my week a hell of a lot better. Depicting heroes hugging their evil counterpart / misunderstood frenemies – depending on which way your moral compass points, these pictures are beyond cute.

Diaz’s collection is aptly named Villains need love too, and include the likes of Batman and the Joker, Harry and Voldemort, Han Solo and Jabba, and my favourite – Deadpool and.. Deadpool. You can see my favourites below, but if you need more cute in your life, check the rest out here. Which one’s your favourite?