In the early 1990s, my Friday and Saturday nights were spent at home watching movie after movie of whatever I could find in my local video store. I would first scour the shelves for the newest horror, sci-fi, or action flicks and then move on to older or lesser known titles. Thus, my love affair with Full Moon Features and straight-to-video fare began.
The Force is with Disney and Lucasfilm's first major venture together. The two powerhouses held special advanced screenings in select theaters across the country for "Star Wars Rebels," which premieres October 3rd on the Disney Channel. Audience reactions to what they saw was unanimously positive and with good cause. The show completely captures the spirit and youthful charm of the original 1977 classic that started it all.
DC Comics characters continue to rule the television world and the proof is in “Arrow: The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray and DVD sets. Every actor in the cast is invested in their role and strives to provide quality entertainment in each episode. The fight choreography creates some of the greatest action sequences ever seen in super hero movies and TV. Good writing doesn’t hurt when it comes to keeping audiences engaged week after week, either.
Batman is fresh on everyone’s minds as he’s in the news almost daily because of his 75th Anniversary and a new movie on the horizon. Let’s take the focus off of him a little and give some limelight to one of his reluctant comrades in the fight against crime-ridden Gotham City. Batwoman: Future’s End #1gives us a peek into what our heroine is up to five years from now… and it doesn’t appear to be anything good.
I can’t think of a movie I’ve been more disappointed by recently than “The Rover.” There was so much good said about it and it really does look intriguing on the surface. Unfortunately, it’s the perfect example of the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” working against itself.
DC Comics continues its latest Earth shattering event with Batman and Robin: Future’s End #1. The one-shot gives readers a look into what’s to come for the Dark Knight as he continues his crusade against crime. By his side is another partner who’s picked up the red and green mantle of the Boy Wonder. It’s an action-packed piece of a bigger puzzle that still serves as entertaining for those who aren’t completely up to speed with the whole story.
It’s hard to surprise people anymore when it comes to supernatural thrillers or mystery films. The best any writer or director can do these days is institute great pacing and hope that an engaging storyline will keep spectators invested as they deliver their version of something we’ve all probably witnessed before. “The Pact 2” successfully does this and delivers some truly great scares in an era where everyone knows exactly when and where to expect something to happen.