Marvel Women Get the Doll Divine Makeover.

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Doll Divine’s X-Girl lets users create their own hero like me!  Original character Diamond and X-Men leader Storm

I’m a sucker for games and apps that let my creativity run wild with character customization.  I’ve probably spent more than a reasonable amount of time sitting in the character creation of Soul Calibur and Saints Row trying to perfect my character tweaking the eyes and hair and skin colour making sure everything is how I want it to be.  Throw marvel superheroes, or more specifically, X-Men heroines to the mix and i’ll be un-contactable for days.

Doll Divine artist Candy’s World has brought those two loves of mine into one very cool and very slick online app that allows users to pretty much create any female X-Men/X-Force/X-Factor character (and more than likely marvel universe character) ever imagined and do them up with your own little twist.

The layout and features of this app are very easy to use, starting from selecting skin color (Mystique blue is, of course, included) to eye colour, eye liner and eye shape, nose, lips and lip colour to pre-determined face paint.  From there you select hair and color – with very cool options that allow you to add various bangs over the top of a base layer and added loose strands before hitting the uniform section.  That area will take a bit to understand as the layering options and available items are crazy – but good crazy!

Once your heroine is complete – with power selection too – you get to add a background including an editable X-Men comic cover where you name the comic like I have below with my very own original character named Gravity and save to your desktop!

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My finished project of original character Gravity

And one character not enough?  X-Doll allows users to create multiple characters within the same base!  My main image featuring Emma Frost, Battle Armor Psylocke, Vintage Jean Grey and Muir Island Saga Polaris is a single image!

From the website:  Create infinite female character’s from Marvel’s X-Men universe! Now you can finally design your very own superhero costume, customizing the suit, sleeves, collars, waistlines and more! Gear up your hero for battle, empower her with mutations and adorn her with a dazzling array of hairstyles and accessories. When not on duty, you can even dress up your X-Girl in civilian clothing! A truly beautiful dress up game, featuring the flawless artwork of Candy’s World!

The only negatives I have with this app is the inability to save HQ versions of your work (print screen was my best friend here) and if I have to pick, it’s a shame there’s only one pose available for our girls.

While there are thousands of various dress-up doll apps available online, this one is easily one of the best I have ever seen.  X-Doll is a free to use desktop based online app via Doll Divine!  Make sure you share your creations on Instagram using the #XGirlComic tag for us all to see!

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Could the Morlocks Be Appearing in X-Men Apocalypse?

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 The fun part leading up-to any massive superhero movie is the guessing of which characters will make the jump from comics to the big screen and the upcoming X-Men Apoclypse is playing right into our guessing game.

With the movie set in the 80’s and taking place between Days of Future Past and X-Men 1, younger versions of Cyclops/Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan), Phoenix/Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Storm/Ororo Monroe (Alexandra Shipp) will be joined by British telepath-ninja Psylocke/Betsy Braddock (Olivia Munn) and Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (Lana Condor).  Other known X-men characters also appearing include Angel/Warren Worthington III (Ben Hardy), Havok/Alex Summers (Lucas Till), Moira McTaggart (Rosy Byrne) among the usual fare of Magneto, Professor X, Beast and Mystique.

What has fans excited however is the announcement of lesser-known mutant Caliban thanks to an Instagram post by director Bryan Singer…

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Caliban has been around in the X-Men universe comics since 1981 and has the ability to sense and track other mutants to which he uses his powers to build up the underground clan of mutants known as The Morlocks lead by Calisto.  Does this mean Calisto and The Morlocks could be appearing in Apocalypse?  Where things get interesting is (in the comics) Storm defeated Calisto in a hand-to-hand combat leaving Storm the leader of The Morlocks and Caliban was also, at one point, one of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse.

Other notable X-men have also played in the Four Horsemen including Gambit (Channing Tatum), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Psylocke, Angel, and Polaris leaving us to wonder just how will Caliban come into play in the movie, does Psylocke’s (surprise) involvement and Wolverine and Gambit’s rumored involvement see them playing the Horsemen and will Polaris appear considering she is the daughter of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), half brother to Quicksliver (Evan Peters) and has been a Four Horseman?

No one has officially been announced in the role of Caliban as yet.

How do you think this news will play into the Apocalypse movie?  Which X-Men character would you like to see included in the Apocalypse movie?  Sound off in the comments below!

Orange is the New Black and the New Pop! Vinyl.

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I do love me some Pop! Vinyl figures.  While my collection is small (Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon and Injured Daryl Dixon – AHS Coven’s Fiona Goode – Game of Thrones Brienne of Tarth and Orphan Black’s Alison Hendrix) there’s always room to add more and now, some of our favorite Litchfield inmates and prison guards are coming our way in mini vinyl form thanks to the highly popular Pop! Television series by Funko.

That’s right, mini versions of Piper (Taylor Schilling), Alex (Laura Prepon), Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), Red (Kate Mulgrew) and Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber) are currently up for pre-order are and slated for a July 2015 release, which oddly enough, misses the season 3 premiere of the show.

I’m still waiting for my very own Pennsatucky with tinsel halo, bad teeth and wooden cross Pop!

Want your very own Alex or Piper?  Check out the pre-order links below from Entertainment Earth by clicking on each of the images!

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Friends, Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, Sailor Moon, MacGyver, Once Upon a Time, The Strain, and Clueless are all slated to pop up in Pop! form very very soon though I’m still awaiting a Melrose Place Pop! Television announcement because you all I know I need me a Sydney Andrews as stripper Jungle Jane and Kimberly Shaw with removable wig Pop!

HBO Opens the Door for Another Valerie Cherish Comeback

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At the Paley Centre for Media’s ‘An Evening with The Comeback’ that ran tonight, creator/writer/producer/star Lisa Kudrow and cast confirmed that HBO has indeed left the door open for a third series of the critically acclaimed comedy.

At the event, both Kudrow and co-creator Michael Patrick King stated that they are ‘currently talking about it’ [season three] and that HBO are on board whenever the show is ready to go.  Considering the less than impressive ratings season 2 gave the network, it’s surprising to hear that HBO is still on board – but fans (like myself) are more than happy to hear this news.

So if season three was to go ahead, what could we expect to see for Emmy winner Valerie Cherish?  Sound off in the comments below!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 Final Three Revealed

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As someone who’s still somewhat a newbie to the world of RuPaul’s Drag Race (As season 7 was starting, I made the decision to sit down with season 6 and see what all this fuss (and shade) was about.  Cut to me two days later, unshaven and in a stupor, fawning over Bianca, Adore and Courtney as the final winner was announced) i’m still trying to get used to what’s considered shade and what is considered to be jealousy when it comes to our girls.

Did anyone else feel a bit over all the age-shaming that was taking place between our final four girls in the lead-up to the top three announcement?  While there’s always been a focus on seasoned queens versus newbie queens, I don’t think it’s ever been a severe as it has been this season – especially with this most recent episode which saw both Kennedy Davenport and Ginger Minj tackle Violet Chachki and (in lesser amounts) Pearl over their age and (their perceived) lack of ability to hold down the Drag Race winners crown.

That said, we finally have our final three contenders for the season 7 crown – Violet Chachki, Ginger Minj and Pearl!  I must admit, the final three are slightly different from what I had envisaged early on in the season (Katya * cough * Pearl * cough * Trixie Mattel * cough) but nonetheless, we have a finale on our hands.

Did your favorite make the final?

Mine did.  #TEAMPEARL baby!

We’ll have to wait until Monday June 1st though to find our winner!

TV Watch: Married At First Sight

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Two random strangers get married on 9’s Married At First Sight

There was a very off-putting whiff floating around channel 9 last night as it put to air the ‘punch-in-the-guts’ reality show Married At First Sight.  Blow me down, there was never a chance I was going to give this show a second of my time, I mean would I seriously consider sitting down with my long-time boyfriend and watch two complete strangers get married while I am currently not allowed to call my boyfriend my husband because that would tarnish the ‘sanctity of marriage’?

What a fucking liberty!

At least (for the most part) I was not alone in my actions…

When talking about a television show, I’d normally go and talk about the premise of the show and bla bla bla but I can’t even bring myself to attempt.  I’m THAT put off by the whole thing.

Sadly though, this wretched show rated so bloody well that after the premiere episode last night, Channel 9 goes and gleefully announces, in all their gay abandon, that a second season has been given the green-light to go ahead.

sigh.

Australia, you really suck right now.  Channel 9, you suck even harder.

Call me when a show called “Been with my boyfriend for 5 years and now we can finally get married” is created.

Get Ready to Pay a Little Bit More for Netflix and Other Digital Download Products

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It’s been floating around for awhile but now it’s official.  Digital goods offered by overseas providers into Australia (such as Netflix and Amazon) will be slugged with the 10% GST.  Movies, music, games, television shows and books offered by overseas providers like Netflix, Amazon, Google Play and Steam will all increase by 10% on July 1st.

Speaking with itnews, Treasurer Joe Hockey said “What we’re doing is going to digital providers overseas and saying ‘can you apply the GST to the products you provide into Australia?”  Companies such as Netflix have already stated they plan to comply with the request once local regulations were in place.  A spokesman for Netflix added: “Netflix has been and will be compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, and pay taxes as required under local and national law.”

Netflix’s local competitor Presto welcomed the tax as it was “critical” all players operate by the same rules.

Good news for those who buy physical goods from overseas retailers – those items will remain GST free, as long as the total cost does not exceed $1000.  Playstation, Xbox and Apple Itunes users will also be happy to know there will be no increase as the GST already applies.

How do you feel about the new so-called ‘Netflix tax’?  Sound off in the comments below.

X-Men Days of Future Past Rogue Cut Release Date and Artwork Revealed

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20th Century Fox | X-Men Days of Future Past – Rogue Cut

Any fan of the Uncanny X-Men comic series will happily tell a non-fan just how distorted the Days of Future Past movie was when compared to the original story that played out in Uncanny X-men issues #141-142.  In the comic series, it was actually Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat (portrayed by Ellen Page in the movies) that actually transfers her mind into her younger self to warn the original X-men of a fatal moment that causes anti-mutant hysteria and not wolverine.  In fact, the character of Rogue (portrayed by Anna Paquin in the movie series) isn’t even involved.

That said, fans of Rogue and Paquin were up in arms to find out that virtually all of her scenes from Days of Future Past had been cut due to ‘time reasons’ which resulted in certain scenes to be re-shot and others left on the cutting room floor. Thankfully, director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have heard our plight and a brand new Days of Future Past ‘Rogue Cut’ extended edition is heading our way featuring 17 extra minutes of footage plus 90 minutes of special features.

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DVD artwork of the Rogue Cut. 20th Century Fox

The newly added material involves the future versions of Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) rescuing Rogue from an internment camp after the scene where Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) slashes Kitty Pryde. Rogue would then absorb Kitty Pryde’s power and then take over to keep Wolverine’s consciousness in his past body. – The edited released version had Kitty Pryde sending Wolverine’s mind back in time.

The X-Men Days of Future Past Rogue Cut is set for release July 15th in Australia and is currently available for pre-order at all good stockists.

It’s a Massacre as Networks Reveal Renewals and Cancellations.

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The Mindy Project has been cancelled by FOX but might find a new life on Hulu

I HATE this time of year.  Hate it.  It’s here when the networks in America announce their cancellations and show renewals and without failure, there’s always a handful of shows that i’m loving that don’t get to see another season but among the chaos is a shining light when something you imagined would be gone for good miraculously returns.

So what’s coming back and what’s not?

Renewed:

2 Broke Girls (CBS):  Season 5

The 100 (CW): Season 3

The Affair (Showtime): Season 2

Agent Carter (ABC): Season 2

American Horror Story (FX): Season 5

Archer (FX):  Season 7

The Americans (FX):  Season 4

Arrow (CW):  Season 4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC):  Season 3

Better Call Saul (AMC):  Season 2

The Big Bang Theory (CBS):  Seasons 9 and 10

black-ish (ABC):  Season 2

The Blacklist (NBC):  Season 3

Bones (Fox): Season 11

Castle (ABC):  Season 8

Chicago Fire (NBC):   Season 4

Chicago PD (NBC):  Season 3

Daredevil (Netflix):  Season 2

Devious Maids (Lifetime):  Season 3

The Flash (CW):  Season 2

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC):  Season 2

Game of Thrones (HBO):  Season 6

Girls (HBO):  Season 5

The Goldbergs (ABC):  Season 3

Gotham (Fox): Season 2

Graceland (USA):  Season 3

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC):  Season 12

Grimm (NBC):  Season 5

Homeland (Showtime):  Season 5

House of Cards (Netflix):  Season 4

House of Lies (Showtime):  Season 5

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC):  Season 2

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central):  Season 4

Jane the Virgin (CW):  Season2

The Last Ship (TNT):  Season 2

Law & Order SVU (NBC): Season 17

Madam Secretary (CBS):  Season 2

 Masters of Sex (Showtime): Season 3

Mike and Molly (CBS): Season 6

Modern Family (ABC):  Season 7

Nashville (ABC):  Season 4

New Girl (Fox):  Season 5

Once Upon a Time (ABC):  Season 5

Orphan Black (BBC America): Season 4

Playing House (USA): Season 2

Ray Donovan (Showtime): Season 3

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Season 6

Scandal (ABC): Season 5

Scorpion (CBS): Season 2

Secrets & Lies (ABC): Season 2

Supernatural (CW): fr Season 11

Teen Wolf (MTV): Season 5

Transparent (Amazon Prime): Season 2

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): Season 2

The Vampire Diaries (CW): Season 7

Veep (HBO): Season 5

Vikings (History): Season 4

The Walking Dead (AMC): Season 6

Cancelled:

Witches of East End (Lifetime):

State of Affairs (NBC):

Stalker (CBS):

Selfie (ABC):

Resurrection (ABC):

Revenge (ABC):

The Mindy Project (Fox): Cancelled (though Hulu may pick it up)

 The Messengers (CW):

Legit (FX):

Hart of Dixie (CW):

The McCarthy’s (CBS):

Helix (Syfy):

Gracepoint (Fox):

Forever (ABC):

The Following (FOX):

Cristela (ABC):

Constantine (NBC): may find new life elsewhere

The Bridge (FX):

Bad Judge (NBC):

 What will I miss? Of all the shows to be cancelled, Stalker is the one that hit me hard.  We loved that show in this household and that season 1 cliff-hanger…shame we’ll never know what happened!  Same with The Following.  It’s a frustrating show to watch, but enjoyable nonetheless.

What are you sad to see go, what are you glad to see stick around?  Sound off in the comments below!

National Lampoon’s Vacation Reboot trailer is all About Chris Hemsworth..

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And you can clearly see why Thor is nabbing all the attention from the newly released trailer for the National Lampoon reboot..and it’s not just for the blonde locks or chiseled physique..

The reboot puts Ed Helms (The Hangover trilogy) in charge as the now grown-up Rusty Griswold whose parents are of course Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo)Griswold, the couple who famously took their kids on an ill-fated trip to WalleyWorld in the 1983 original National Lampoon’s Vacation.

Vacation see’s Ed, his wife Debbie(Christina Applegate) and family, recreate the exact same trip, though stopping along the way to visit Debbie’s sister Audrey (Leslie Mann) and her incredibly endowed husband Stone (Chris Hemsworth).  Check out the redband trailer below.

Vacation hit’s cinemas July 29th.