The very last Attack of the Show aired last night, which is why "Weird Al" Yankovic joined us to narrate the infamous and bloody history of the series. Okay, so what he says might not be 100% accurate but you never know!

Weird Al Presents The History Of Attack Of The Show »

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X-Play Series Finale Airs Tonight @ 6/5c


Posted January 23, 2013 - By G4 Staff

X-Play Series Finale Airs This Wednesday, January 23rd @ 6/5c

After a decade of bringing you brutally honest reviews, interviews with gaming's brightest luminaries, and wanton displays of intern abuse, X-Play's time is coming to an end.

Tonight at 6/5c, we'll bid farewell with an hour-long show full of favorite moments from over the years, new comedy and surprise guests.

Plus, we'll auction off for charity three amazing items: a seven-foot Skyrim statue and cast-and-crew-signed Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 and final show script.

So gather around the X-Play fire one final time for old tales, new jokes, and a send-off for the ages. Tonight at 6/5c.

X-Play Series Finale Jan. 23 @ 6/5c »

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S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series Set After The Avengers

New light has been shed upon Marvel's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. live action TV series. In what might be the most critical bit of info revealed about the show thus far, it seems that, contrary to popular belief, it will take place AFTER the events of mega-film, The Avengers.

ABC president, Paul Lee recently spoke to IGN about the show's connection to Marvel's hugely-popular, canon-coordinated comic book films, to which he would respond:

“There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the story takes place after the battle for New York." Adding: "This is S.H.I.E.L.D. They’re following their own particular stories. There are characters in it, Coulson, who clearly come from Avengers. So it’s part of the world, but we’re going to be very, very careful that we don’t tread on the toes of the features and build a whole new world. And that’s what Joss Whedon does better than anybody else. He’s built a world for us."

So, if it's not a prequel series, then how is it that Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson, who (and I think we're well past the window where this would be considered a "spoiler,") was killed in The Avengers last year become resurrected to be the show's headlining star?

Well, in the true fashion of fanboy lake-fishing with proverbial dynamite, we're only left with more vexing questions like that.

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2013 Movie Preview: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Release Date: March 29
Director: Jon Chu
Rating: Not Yet Rated

In this sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra the team find themselves hunted and on the run. While, the evil Cobra have seemingly defeated the Joes, you can bet that a new battle has just begun. -- That battle will involve ninjas, hot women, and explosions of global proportions.

What We Know:

This time around, the Joe team have a new alpha dog, or should we say "Brahma Bull," in Roadblock (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.") Unfortunately, he'll have a slimmer choice of people to boss around when an attack from the government practically eliminates the entire Joe team, leaving only a few survivors.

Of course, this attack was not the result of a crackdown on catchphrases and kung-fu grip, but rather, due to the machinations of the conniving terrorist group, Cobra. The Master of Disguise, Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) has impersonated and replaced the U.S. President (Jonathan Pryce) leaving the country's personnel and resources at the despotic disposal of the sinister Cobra Commander (Iron Man's Faran Tahir.)

Now, the streamlined Joe team of Roadblock, Snake Eyes (Ray Park,) Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki,) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) seek out the help of the team's eponymous founder, retired General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis.) Can they stop this sinister plot? Will knowing still be half the battle? Will The People's Elbow be dropped on some jabroni?

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The Walking Dead Showrunner Glen Mazzara Steps Down

AMC has announced the not-so-shocking news that The Walking Dead, its hugely-successful zombie apocalypse drama has been renewed for a fourth season. However, it appears that for the second time in the (after)life of the hit series, the ship will require a new captain. 

Executive producer and showrunner, Glen Mazzara will be making what is referred to as an "amicable" split from the show after creative disagreements with the network over its direction. However, Mazzara will remain on board during the post-production phase for season 3's second half (which returns February 10) before leaving the "survival of the fittest" world full of rovers, walkers, and dictatorial smooth talkers.

Could this be seen as an opportunity for fresh perspectives? Or will the move leave the show handcuffed on a roof full of walkers after the late T-Dog dropped the keys?

Check out the official joint announcement from Mazzara and AMC below.

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The hunt for Osama bin Laden may be over, but how did the entire investigation come together? Zero Dark Thirty explores the decade long operation, and Tiffany Smith from Attack of the Show spoke with the cast to discuss what the film is actually about, the unsurprising ending and more.

Zero Dark Thirty Cast Interviews »

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It may be the end of the world tomorrow, but what's happening in the rest of the universe? Cara Santa Maria from the Huffington Post sits down with Michael Kosta to run down the latest developments in science and space exploration. What's on her checklist? The current location of the Voyager 1, the super string theory and being the smartest person that Michael Kosta has ever interacted with.

Voyager 1 News, String Theory & More Science News »

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Janina Gavankar from True Blood and The League makes one final appearance on Attack of the Show where she talks to Michael Kosta about what rabid fans can expect in the next season (more nudity? Yay!), how distracting the audience is and life as a geek.

True Blood's Janina Gavankar Returns To AOTS »

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If the Sony Xperia TL is good enough for James Bond, then it should be good enough for us! Matt Mira and Michael Kosta review the Android smartphone with 13 megapixel HD camera, 4.6-inch 720p display and dual-core processor for $30 with a contract.

Sony Xperia TL James Bond Smartphone Review »

Find the full written review after the jump.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show Casts Some Nashville

Marvel's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series has added the final regular agent for its spinoff in singer/actress, Chloe Bennet.

The 21 year-old half-Asian attraction made a name for herself in Beijing, China where, billed as "Chloe Wang," she became a bilingual pop star. However, as with most exquisite ingenues, the acting bug eventually bit and she relocated back to the states where she currently appears on ABC's Nashville. (Which stars Hayden Panettiere, whose name on Heroes was Claire Bennet. Coincidence? -- Probably.)

Bennet/Wang will play the role of the energetic Agent Skye. The Hollywood Reporter describes the character as:

"A confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She's edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature."

Essentially, she will be the show's gorgeously geeky beauty with enough of an edge to send fanboys into an amorous haze with the gratuitous use of pop-culture references and big-eyed close-up shots. You can't go wrong with that, I guess.

Bennet joins a cast headed by Clark Gregg's returning Agent Phil Coulson consisting of Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, and last month's addition of Brett Dalton. Shooting is said to commence in January.


Settle down because Michael Kosta and Candace Bailey are here with another Around The Net with a baby-snatching bird (wait, that's fake?), a scary dog, another huge fan of trains, fruit ninjas and a weightlifter.

Around The Net 12.19.12 »

Find the direct video links from Around the Net on Attack of the Show after the jump.

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Vinnie Jones from Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and X-Men: The Last Stand was on Attack of the Show last night for his new film, Company of Heroes. He discuss the film's World War II setting with Michael Kosta, as well as his football career. (Not American football. The real football.)

Vinnie Jones On Company Of Heroes »

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The chance to own your favorite movies from 2012 is here--but which Blu-ray is worth the money? Attack of the Show's resident film expert Chris Gore and Candace Bailey take a look at some of the biggest releases for the week, like the Total Recall remake, Looper, Premium Rush and Pitch Perfect.

Looper, Premium Rush, Total Recall & More DVD Review »

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All hail comic book goddess Blair Butler! She wraps up her long-running Fresh Ink segment on& Attack of the Show with a look back at her most favoritest and bestest graphic novels featured on her comic book journey. Her picks include Locke & Key, Criminal and more. Now what are we going to do every Wednesday?

Blair Butler's Top 7 Comic Books Of All Time »

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It's one thing to get a tour of the famous Jack Daniels distillery but what about a nice sample of their whiskey? Weston Scott gets to try some of their old fashioned Tennessee sour mash whiskey. No fair!

Jack Daniels Whiskey Tasting With Weston Scott »


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