Cosplayer tried to assassinate The Green Ranger

Someone dressed up as The Punisher, took photos at Comic Con of police tweeting to a girl that he was going to kill them if they got in the way. Apparently his real target was Jason David Frank. Thankfully, Jason David Frank was NOT at the convention when Mathew Sterling was, as he had to arrive later in the day then what was originally scheduled. Apparently, the attempted murderer can tweet a woman but not check JDF’s twitter updates.

Matthew Sterling has claimed to have stabbed Frank 15 years ago, and wanted to ‘finish the job.’ Thankfully Police were able to apprehend him without incident, which is amazing considering that he was well armed with a shotgun, 3 handguns, lots of ammo, tactical knife, and throwing stars.

Shockingly, Jason David Frank has never been stabbed, especially 15 years ago. Thank goodness that the woman who Mathew Sterling was texting contacted The Police. JDF is a religious man, and he believes that God was looking out for him.

There is a $1 million dollar bail for Sterling.

46a378b6cf916d4326e47b11e65db1abAt what age are you considered an adult? Some might argue 17, others 18, while some even claim 21. Let me ask you this simpler question… at what age should we allow people to marry in this country? In some states an 11 year old can be married off. Isn’t that awesome? In New Jersey, the age is 14, due to Governor Chris Christie striking down a bill that would have made it 18.

While I love me some Sailor Moon, we can all agree that girls people under the age of… let’s argue 17 with parental consent, should not be getting married, as… let’s face it, we have NO idea what the world actually is like until… probably 25 after our brain is fully developed.

That whole ‘parental consent’ thing though can be tricky though, when it is more like parental coercion.

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In Florida, there is no legal minimum age set to marry. Sherry Johnson was raped at a young age by members of her church, and she was forced into marriage. She had a baby at 10. In fact, she had 9 children in a marriage that she was tricked and forced into by parents and clergy as she missed Elementry School! The marriage somehow did not last! *gasp* Now she fights for Florida to have a minimum age.

New York Times’ did an amazing article on Sherry Johnson, child marriage, and the ongoing battles to end it that can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/opinion/sunday/it-was-forced-on-me-child-marriage-in-the-us.html?_r=0

The Little Mermaid

10599607_10154788756015526_7460381869714355450_nOld news that I forgot to cover, but ABC is making a live action musical-movie hybrid thing sometime this year. Supposedly it will use pieces from the animated movie as well as celebrities singing the original roles, and yeah… not sure what this is.

What I hope this is, is some weird Fantasia-esq thing that shows genuine love for the almost 28 year old property… okay, that’s not true. What I really want is a televised version of The Broadway Musical, but I don’t think that this is that… but hey, who knows, right?

Dark Universe

monsters-715000When I think of The Mummy, I sadly think about the 1999 series with Brendan Frasier, but if you were to say Universal’s The Mummy, I would assume it’s the original black and white one from the 30’s. Apparently the Tom Cruise Mummy movie is more so a reboot of the 30’s Mummy than the 1999 movie series, as Universal unveils their ‘Dark Universe’ trailer which is, essentially, rebooting all of the old monster movies they did, which DID have crossovers

Is 2017 ready for this revival? I’m not sold yet. I hear that the June 9th Mummy movie is expected to perform very modestly at 40 million domestically when it cost 125 million to make. Furthermore, if Universal’s Dark Universe series includes realistic ghosts, say goodbye to showing it in China, because as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call demonstrated, that’s really not allowed in that country.

unbreakable-2Will Dark Universe try to force another huge universe down our throat unexpectedly, like DC did with Man of Steel and Batman V Superman? This news should have come out really after people had a chance to see The Mummy I think.

No one went into a recent movie that comes to mind expecting it to be in The Unbreakable universe after all. Or is the fact that Universal expects The Mummy to under perform why they announced this? Sort of as a last ditch effort to influence people to go to a movie in order to see this rebirth of monster movies?

FrankOnly time will tell if this gamble by Universal pays off, but I sadly think that we all know how this is going to end…

Darkstalkers is one of the top 10 most popular fighting games in Japan

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Video game magazine Famitsu put out a poll amongst it’s readers asking what their favorite fighting games were. They were allowed to choose up to 3 games, those titles were then assigned as points that were ranked, and yeah… Darkstalkers 3 was somehow ranked 8th. I have to say somehow, because it beat out Capcom vs. SNK 2 which was ranked 9th!

For more information on this poll, you can check out Kotaku’s article on it over here: http://kotaku.com/poll-japans-favorite-fighting-games-1795326357

wpid-Darkstalkers+Chronicle+-+The+Chaos+Tower+U+ULUS-10005.jpegLet’s talk about Darkstalkers, shall we? The last three ‘entries’ was the Japanese collection on PS2, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for PSP, and Darkstalkers Resurrection on Xbox 360/PS3. All 3 of those were basically re-releases.

Years back it was teased that there might be a revival of the franchise if Darkstalkers Ressurection sold well, and that if it did happen it would use Street Fighter X Tekken’s engine. The re-release sold poorly, SFxT sold poorly, and thus Darkstalkers has been shelved possibly indefinitely.

Darkstalkers 3 is one of the most popular fighting games in Japan, and it came out in 1998. That’s almost 20 years ago! Right now, there is a Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic by Udon, which hopefully means that Capcom might do something with this amazing fighting game series. I honestly doubt it, but hey… you never know, right?

Maybe if someone were to hand Capcom their copy of Darkstalkers 3 they could somehow renew their interest?

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