COSPLAY HOTTIE OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2011

Welcome to Cosplay Hottie of the Month – LaserCola’s monthly showcase of beautiful and sexy female cosplayers! This month we talked to the lovely and talented Cassandra, who goes by the alias “Breathlessaire Cosplay.” Cassandra is an award-winning cosplayer from our nation’s capital with hypnotic eyes and gorgeous hand-crafted costumes.

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LASERLINKS 09-30-11

Laserlinks is where I throw up the news bites, trailers, casting announcements, etc. from the week that I didn’t get a chance to write about. Enjoy.

Superman: The Man of Steel

Julia Ormond is out as Superman’s mother, Lara. Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will replace her.

The Thing

Here’s a photo gallery of hi-res stills from the upcoming prequel.

The Dark Knight Rises

What villain may be back for the final installment of Chris Nolan’s trilogy?

Christopher’s brother Jonathan Nolan comments on all of the leaked set photos and videos.

Thor 2

Patty Jenkins confirms she is in talks to direct the film, and she is already doing character research.

The Avengers

Here are some exclusive character headshots and details from each actor (from the Entertainment Weekly article).

Snow White & The Huntsman

Check out some set photos of Kristen Stewart wearing armor.

Men In Black 3

This flick is going to have some Rick Baker-designed retro 1960’s aliens.

Game of Thrones

Here’s a brief teaser for season 2:

http://www.hbo.com/bin/hboPlayerV2u.swf?vid=1208397

TRAILER FOR ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ SEASON 2

Many Walking Dead fans are nervous as hell about AMC’s breakthrough series in the wake of showrunner Frank Darabont’s firing and the rumored massive budget cuts AMC made to the show (to pay for Mad Men contract re-negotiations), but if this latest trailer is any indication, the show still looks just like it did in the first season – creepy, violent, and bleak.

‘THE AVENGERS’ ARE ON THE COVER OF EW THIS WEEK

Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue features a cover story on The Avengers, with new photographs of the superhero cast.  The story seems to be the usual EW puff piece –  reporting on things like the cast and crew hanging out together at a Motley Crue concert, and Joss Whedon frequenting some dance clubs:

Far from home on the Albuquerque set, they had little to do except hang out together, maybe hit a Motley Cruë concert, or go dancing with writer-director Joss Whedon, who says he knew “every dance club in Albuquerque.” Whedon was actually counting on a little bit of friction, since there’s so much in the actual story. “I was like, well, if they hate each other, I guess we can use that,” he shrugs. “But they don’t.”

Forget that rumored second villain stuff – Joss Whedon busting moves in a dance club? That’s the most unlikely thing I’ve heard about the Avengers production…

Also, here’s some pics of Jeremy Renner and ScarJo on set in full costume. (click on pic for full gallery)

 

‘STAR TREK: TNG’ BLU-RAY ANNOUNCEMENT & TRAILER

Trekkies rejoice! Star Trek.com is reporting that Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Rays are due to hit store shelves in 2012:

Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released in high-definition Blu-ray, starting in January with a sampler of several popular episodes, followed by a season-one set to be released later on in 2012, and subsequent seasons beaming down after that.

CBS is, in fact, returning to the original film negatives, a mother lode of material encompassing 25,000-plus reels of footage, and editing the episodes together precisely as they were when they originally aired between 1987 and 1994. Visual effects will not be upconverted from videotape, but instead will be recompositioned. The freshly cut film will ultimately be transferred to high definition with 7.1 DTS Master Audio. And all of the work is being done in conjunction with respected, longtime Star Trek figures Denise and Michael Okuda, who are on board as consultants.

Now fans will be able to see the individual fibers of Riker’s manly beard, as well as the latex and glue around every bumpy nose piece on the aliens in stunning 1080p HD. Here’s a teaser trailer: