What's Happening This Week - February 2015 Week 3

We have made it to the half way point for the month of February. And this week, we have some cool things coming up from movies to video games to collectibles. So, lets take a look at what is coming up this third week of February. Also, don't forget, that when you click on the links or images, then purchase the item, you are helping support Cowabunga Corner!


Movies In Theater

SYNOPSIS: Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's DUFF.

Starring: Mae Whitman, Skyler Samuels, Bianca Santos, Ken Jeong, Nick Eversman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Directed by: Ari Sandel

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

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Comments: I guess the idea that someone like Mae Whitman is labeled as fat and ugly really ticks me off.  I know the overall point of the movie is to apparently show others that you should not be ruled by what everyone says, but still. This just doesn't sit right with me. I don't see myself seeing this movie.

SYNOPSIS: After the events of the first film, it is revealed that Nick and Lou used their knowledge of the future to enrich themselves - Nick by ripping off songs from artists before they were originally released, and Lou capitalizes on advance knowledge of tech advances to appear as a technology guru. During a party in Lou's honor, he is shot by an unknown assassin. Nick and Jacob use the time traveling hot tub to try to get back to the past to learn who shot him and undo the damage, but they inadvertently end up ten years in the future. Jacob reasons the assassin came from the future, which they must alter if they want to save their present-day environment.

Starring: Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Christine Bently, Kellee Stewart, Jessica Paré

Directed by: Steve Pink

Genre: Comedy

Rating: R

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Comments: I didn't see the first Hot Tub Time Machine movie, so I do not plan on seeing the next one. The first one never really interested me and honestly, I have only very recently started to see any type of promotional material for the sequel. Does the movie company have that little faith in the movie that they are not promoting it more heavily?


Television

SYNOPSIS: Based on the Tess Gerritsen novels, detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) work together to solve crimes in Boston. In Season 5, Jane tries to keep a secret and Maura and Frankie try to figure where their relationship is going.

Starring: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges

Genre: Drama

Airing: Tuesdays at 9:00PM on TNT

Comments: I haven't watched this show, though for it to have made it all the way to season five must mean that the show is pretty good. Though for me, I have far too many shows to watch as is, so I have not even attempted to pick up this particular show.

SYNOPSIS: A remake of the 1970s sitcom about two divorced men who become roommates even though they are polar opposites.

Starring: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Wendell Pierce, Lindsay Sloan, Yvette Nicole Brown

Genre: Comedy

Airing: Thursdays at 8:30PM on CBS

Comments: This is a show that is a remake of a television show from the 70s that was based on the movie. I'm not sure how many other shows have such a strong backbone in history as The Odd Couple does. Each version in the past has been successful. However, I'm not sure how successful the newest show will be in this day and age. There hasn't been much in the way of promotion, from what I have seen. Though, I do not watch much on CBS, so I could be wrong on the amount of promotion this show has been given. I've always enjoyed the premise of The Odd Couple, and I have seen it reinterpreted so many ways over the years. It will be interesting to see how well it does on it's own.


Blu-Ray

SYNOPSIS: An actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Starring: Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Rating: R

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Special Features: A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Alejandro G. Inarritu. Birdman: All-Access, Gallery: Chivo's On-Set Photography.

Comments: This is a movie that I have wanted to see for a while. However, I could never arrange the time to see it while it was actually in the theaters around here. I will definitely be catching this movie, probably on Amazon Instant Video as soon as possible.

Buy Birdman [Blu-ray]

SYNOPSIS: 20 years after Lloyd and Harry set out on their first adventure, they hit the road in search of Harry's long lost daughter.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle

Directed by: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

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Special Features: Alternate Opening. Deleted/Extended Scenes. Gag Reel. “That’s Awesome!” – The Story of Dumb and Dumber To. What’s So Smart About Dumb and Dumber To.

Comments: I tried watching the original movie way back in the day. It just wasn't my kind of comedy movie, so I did not bother seeing the sequel. I did have a friend see the movie, who loved the original. He thought it was merely an okay movie, and that it tried too hard to be like the first one.

SYNOPSIS: Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

Starring: Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Directed by: Theodore Melfi

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

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Special Features: Deleted scenes from the film. Q&A with the one and only Bill Murray, the patron saint of comedy.

Comments: This is another movie I missed while it was in theaters. I will probably try to catch it on Netflix or something in the future.

Buy St. Vincent [Blu-ray]

SYNOPSIS: Once a healthy, active young man, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Directed by: James Marsh

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Rating: PG-13

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Special Features: Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director James Marsh. Becoming the Hawkings. Feature Commentary with Director James Marsh.

Comments: Well, it seems I just don't watch as many movies as I thought I do. This is certainly a movie I wanted to catch while it was out in theaters, but my life keeps me so busy that I didn't get to go see this movie. It will be one that I will catch soon.

Buy The Theory of Everything (Blu-ray)

SYNOPSIS: The fourth season finds King Joffrey preparing to wed Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), as Jaime Lannister seeks to rekindle his relationship with his sister Cersei, while Daenerys add more people to her army, and Castle Black is about to be attacked by Wildlings.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Jerome Flynn, Sibel Kekilli, Iain Glen, Diana Rigg, Pedro Pascal, Ddaniel Portman

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Special Features: Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay. GAME OF THRONES: Inner Circle. 12 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew. The Religions of Westeros. Character Profiles. In-Episode Guide. Histories & Lore. War of the Five Kings - Hidden Dragon Eggs.

Comments: I have to say, Game of Thrones is one of my favorite shows on television right now. I love Fantasy, and I have read the books up to what Season 4 covers. There's not much more I can say about Game of Thrones other than if you liked Lord of The Rings but you want more grittiness, then this is the show for you!

Buy Game of Thrones: Season 4 (Blu-Ray)


Video Games

SYNOPSIS: 2 new playable characters join the fray to make 34 fighters - the largest roster in franchise history. Master the signature DOA fighting system through the textured story and tutorial modes, unlock more costumes than ever before in each of the offline training modes, and compete with the best fighters in the world in the online training modes. Fight as ninjas, assassins, roughnecks & wrestlers as you knock your opponents off an exotic waterfall, into an exploding oil rig and more.

Genre: 3D

Rating: M

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Buy DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round


Music

SYNOPSIS: The second full-length release fro the Las Vegas rock band was produced with Alex Da Kid.

Genre: Pop/Rock

Label: Interscope

Length: 50:45

Buy Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors


Collectibles

Publisher: DC COMICS

BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF EDUARDO RISSO

SCULPTED BY TONY CIPRIANO

Measures Approximately 7.5" Tall

Buy DC Collectibles Batman: Black & White: Batman by Eduardo Risso Second Edition Statue

Publisher: DC COMICS

Based on their designs from their monthly comic books comes the latest action figures joining the DC Collectibles lineup.

DC Collectibles DC Comics - The New 52: Teen Titans: Red Robin Action Figure - 6.7"

DC Collectibles DC Comics - The New 52: Nightwing Action Figure - 6.7"

DC Collectibles DC Comics - The New 52: Supergirl Action Figure - 6.44"

DC Collectibles DC Comics - The New 52: Batgirl Action Figure - 6.44"

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

Publisher: MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION

From Medicom Toy. From the anime Attack on Titan comes a stunning new figure of mankind's strongest soldier, Levi! The leader of the Survey Corps, Levi is recreated as an RAH (Real Action Hero) figure that stands 12" H and features sculpting by PERFECT-STUDIO, realistic fabric costuming (including his cloak of the Scouting Legion), and a RAH male body allowing for versatile posing options. He also comes with 3 facial expressions, Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear that accommodates swords, a movable stand, and - exclusive to the first shipment of figures - a bandanna, hood and 2 dusters!

Buy Medicom Attack on Titan: Levi Real Action Hero Figure

Publisher: KOTO INC.

Artist: Adi Granov

From Kotobukiya. A special color variant to the Avengers NOW! Iron Man ArtFX+ Statue! Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel NOW! In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience. More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov. Arriving alongside the final Avenger is the first alternate version in the lineup, the Iron Man Red Color Variant! Created in 1963 by a group of comic book luminaries (including Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), Tony Stark was a rich playboy whose capture during the Cold War led him to create a technologically advanced powered armor suit bristling with weapons and science-fiction gadgets. Best known for fighting enemies such as Mandarin and Crimson Dynamo, Stark would over the years combat his own personal demons as well, making him a very nuanced, interesting and popular character the world over. While he would continue to improve and upgrade his armors, the brilliant industrialist/hero would also help found the premier Marvel superhero group the Avengers and fight with them all the way into the current Marvel NOW! Universe. With a fresh start Tony appeared there with a brand new suit of Iron Man armor featuring a sleek design, but where the standard version is bold in black and gold, this variant edition takes its color scheme from the classic armors in bright red and gold! The Iron Avenger stands at the ready, turned to his side as he raises his right hand to aim a repulsor at the enemy. Iron Man's armor is intricately detailed with layers, panels, vents, and other technological components like secondary repulsors, and the metallic paint really makes it shine. Sculpted by the same master artist who did the rest of this Avengers series, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Iron Man stands just under 8-1/2" H (in the ArtFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. Add Iron Man to your collection and complete the full lineup of ArtFX+ Marvel NOW Avengers!

Buy Kotobukiya Marvel Comics: Iron Man Avengers Now! ArtFX+ Statue (Red Color Variant)

Publisher: THE WONDERLAND TOY CO. LLC

Based on the classic Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, Wonderland Toy Company's new 17" talking figures recreate Batman, Robin, and The Joker in an impressive 1/6-scale! Each figure is bendable and poseable, and when you squeeze the figure's belly it will say one of fifteen different quotes sampled from the series! Batman's quotes include "To the Batpoles," "It's time for a little trickery of our own, Robin," and "I understand Bruce Wayne is a man of great understanding and compassion." Robin's quotes include "Okay, Batman, let's deliver the punchline," "Holy Barracude," and "Well, what are we waiting for?" The Joker's quotes include, "Ha ha ha ha! Corny, aren't I?" "Stay away from me," and "E-gads, what sourcery is this?"

Buy Batman 17" Talking Bendable Poseable Figure

Publisher: SQUARE ENIX INC

From Square Enix! Thangar's hero Hawkman is redesigned by the artists of Square Enix for the DC Universe Variant Play Arts ~KAI~ Series! He is ready to soar into the sky to deliver justice from on high with his Nth-metal powered wings and mighty mace. He sports a new anime-inspired costume and design that captures the essence of the character while giving him a unique style. Hawkman includes variant parts and character-appropriate accessories, plus a display stand. Window box packaging.

Buy Square Enix JUN148372 DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Hawkman Action Figure

Buy Square Enix JUN148372 DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Hawkman Action Figure

 

Publisher: KOTO INC.

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The Marvel Bishoujo collection, bringing you new interpretations of familiar superheroes and villains, continues with the perpetually youthful mutant and sidekick to Wolverine, JUBILEE! First appearing in the pages of X-Men in 1989, Jubilation Lee was an orphan and runaway living in a mall when she ran into fellow mutant shoppers Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue, and Storm. Following them to their base, the teen eventually signed on with the X-Men officially, becoming the youngest member and using her unique pyrotechnic powers to help save the day for decades until she became depowered (and subsequently a vampire). Jubilee's most iconic look is now captured in a fantastic Bishoujo statue based on a new illustration by master artist Shunya Yamashita!

An awesome product of the late '80s, Jubilee was a spunky young girl with a loud sense of style, and all of that resonated with the fans and will again with this hot new statue. Jubilee stands a rocking pose, legs apart for balance and leaning slightly as she raises an arm into the air in preparation for unleashing a fiery display of plasmoids! The young mutant wears a hot update on her classic costume complete with blue high tops, jean short shorts with X logo belt, pink tube top, bright yellow jacket, and shredded black gloves. Jubilee accessorizes that ensemble with an X pin on her chest, choker, and pink sunglasses perched on her head. All of those details, as well as the heroine's beautiful Bishoujo-styled face, are intricately sculpted and painted and look great on her!

Sculpted by Gotaro Takeuchi (Atelier Bamboo). She unleashes her mutant powers from the safety of your shelf. Add this rad young heroine to your Marvel Bishoujo Statue collection from Kotobukiya!

Buy Kotobukiya Marvel Comics Jubilee Bishoujo Statue

Publisher: MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION

From MEDICOM Toy. MEDICOM continues to bring Charles Schulz's beloved characters to life as part of its acclaimed line of Ultra Detail Figures, each standing from approximately 2-1/2"-3-1/2" H.

Buy Medicom Peanuts: Lucy Ultra Detail Figure

Buy Medicom Peanuts: Santa Snoopy Ultra Detail Figure

Publisher: FUNKO

Just like their larger cousins, only smaller! Funko's Pocket POP! Vinyl Figure Keychains take the fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figures and reduce them to keychain dangler size so you can carry your keys on a stylish keychain that features your favorite characters! From the pages of DC Comics, choose from Batman or Harley Quinn!

Buy Funko Pop Keychains: DC - Harley Quinn

Publisher: FUNKO

Smaug, the mighty dragon that dwells beneath Lonely Mountain, joins Funko's POP! Vinyl Figure line in a larger 6" scale! Featuring the same stylized design that had made these figures desirable, Smaug is ready to challenge any who would seek to claim his horde!

Buy Funko POP Movies : Hobbit 3 Smaug 6" Pop Action Figure (Colors May Vary)

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