Thursday, July 24, 2014

First Annual "Batman Day" a Success in Arlington, TX

It’s safe to say the first annual “Batman Day” was a success for Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Parks Mall in Arlington, TX. Crowds of children and their parents were in attendance to celebrate the anniversary of the Dark Knight’s 75th birthday. Although the super hero’s first appearance was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics, its publisher DC decided to postpone the big celebration until July 23rd.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Celebrate 75 Years of the Dark Knight with "Batman Day," Anniversary Collections, and More

Batman is pretty spry for a 75-year-old super hero. It’s easy to explain away Superman staying so fit and young over three quarters of a century: he’s an indestructible alien powered by our sun. Bruce Wayne and his alter ego are perfect examples for the phrase, “You’re only as old as you think you are.” As far as he’s concerned, he’s still the same guy who pulled on the cape and cowl back in June of 1939 to solve “The Case of the Crime Syndicate.”

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Grudge" Creator Takashi Shimizu Brings Horror Fans "Rigor Mortis"

I make it no secret to anyone that I love the movies of Takashi Shimizu. One of the most exciting moments of my career as a movie blogger was getting the opportunity to interview the talented Writer / Director / Producer. While many grew weary of “The Grudge” after so many spin-offs and sequels, I actually enjoyed and found most of them terrifyingly entertaining. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Few Survive "The Purge: Breakout"

“How would I react if I was put in that position?” Did you find yourself pondering the frightening idea when walking out of “The Purge: Anarchy?” Thousands of people found out as “The Purge: Breakout” experience rolled into Dallas, TX for a sold-out long weekend of shocks and terror.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Are You Ready for "The Purge: Anarchy?"

Much like the “Saw” films, it looks like Producer Jason Blum plans on making it an annual summer tradition to visually take part in “The Purge.” I’m sure many critics and audiences were surprised when the modestly budgeted $3 million horror flick made almost $90 million in its theatrical run. I found the first movie to be a thrilling study in one of the most frightening concepts a devious mind could come up with for a countrywide “holiday.” “The Purge: Anarchy” takes the concept to a whole other level.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Scream Factory and Chiller Gift Viewers "The Monkey's Paw"

Although I can’t remember a Chiller movie I couldn’t stand, their entertainment value and production qualities do vary. I always try to go into a film without any sort of pre-conceived notions, but let’s be honest. That’s nearly impossible to do once you’ve read any type of publicity material on a movie. I was carefully optimistic as I placed the Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release of “The Monkey’s Paw” in my player and sat down to review it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nightwing Loses His Costume and Goes Secret Agent in Grayson

I have to admit when I first read that Dick Grayson was giving up his costumed crime fighting as Nightwing to become a secret agent I was disappointed. The character has quickly become one of my favorites among the reboot of the DC Universe and there’s so much more that I felt could be done with him.  Alas, I don’t run the comic book publisher and have no say in the decision. I’m simply along for the ride when it comes to new series Grayson, whether it is an agreeable or inadequate one.

KISS Unleash Their Energy and Charisma on Dallas, TX

If it’s at all possible to perform an intimate set for 20,000 fans, KISS did it on July 13, 2014 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas. As a longtime fan of the “Hottest Band in the World,” there was something unique about their set that night. Not that the band has ever shown anything different to their legion of fans, but there was an even higher level of sincerity in the voice of Paul Stanley as he addressed the audience.