Harrison Ford is a man whose self-expression can often be self-contained.
Sometimes, it seems as if his inner anger courses beneath his skin like a pinball waiting for an opening.
Yet he must have been bracing himself Thursday for an inevitable rise in his blood pressure and concomitant fall in his hope for humanity.
SAN DIEGO -- While actually getting your head and spine ripped from your body by a Predator alien sounds entirely unpleasant, at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 you can go through the next-best thing and live to tell the tale, thanks to 3D printing.
In conjunction with Paramount Studios, which will be re-releasing later this year in 3D the original Predator movie from the 1980s, 3D Systems created a booth on the convention floor that allows you to have a 3D printed version of your head attached to a model of a Predator holding high its valued trophy: a dismembered head … Read more
ELKHART, Ind. -- Comic-Con in San Diego? Who needs it? I've got the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum.
Even as tens of thousands of people were descending on San Diego for Comic-Con this week, I took another path to superhero nirvana, stopping in on Road Trip 2013 at what is probably the best comic book and superhero museum in the world.
Home to 55,000 superhero comic books -- including every Marvel book ever printed and every DC book since 1956 -- as well as 10,000 toys and more than a hundred pieces of original superhero art, this … Read more
After an understated launch with Toys R Us and Captain Morgan, Foursquare's newest ad unit, the post check-in ad, will make a much louder splash at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Starting Wednesday, the location-based social network will show a select number of people who check-in on Foursquare at the San Diego Convention Center an advertisement for a free movie ticket to "The To Do List," a comedy that opens in theaters on July 26.
The post check-in ad, which doubles as an offer, comes from the film's production company, CBS Films, and theater-owner Regal Entertainment Group. (… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Justin Chavarria just won $250,000 in the MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge. What did you do today?
You never know who will show up in the shady halls of Chalmun's Cantina on the desolate desert planet of Tatooine.
Over the last week leading up to the San Diego Comic-Con, an event called Course of the Force has celebrated the "Star Wars" saga and raised money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in the process. On behalf of the event, Billy Dee Williams (who played Lando Calrissian in "Star Wars") sang a not-so-stirring, yet still amusing rendition of "West Coast" by Coconut Records.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Oh you like money? Win our Comic-con 2013 SuperWeakness Contest and win $404!
- Samsung and Jay-Z gave a master's class on how not to publish an app.
- Contrary to their lyrics, most rappers lie about their financial earnings.
- China develops an app that lets you see how you'd look with plastic surgery.… Read more
We all want to be superheroes with incredible superpowers, but we all know every superhero has a superweakness. Sure, there are classics -- Superman's got his kryptonite, Green Lantern is allergic to the color yellow, and of course there's Batman's historic cat-and-mouse game with the Internal Revenue Service.
The 404 will be on the ground in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013, and we want to know which modern-day problems bring you to your knees. Register with CNET and leave a comment on this blog post telling us about your crippling SuperWeakness. Enter and you'll have a chance to win $404, which also happens to be the name of our program (for those of you keeping score).
Does the thought of making eye contact in public bathrooms keep you up at night? Are you terrified of being framed for a crime you didn't commit, or even just commitment in general? What about holidays you can't pronounce -- those are pretty crazy, right? We want to hear them all. Submit an entry by July 20 and tune in to The 404 Show the following week when we announce the winner.… Read more