Friday, January 30, 2015
Batman isn’t Ben Affleck’s first portrayal of a DC Comics super hero. Many people were so put off by his role as blind lawyer-turned-costumed crime fighter Matt Murdock in the ill-received “Daredevil” that they forget he starred in the role of Superman as well. Okay, so technically he was performing as actor George Reeves playing the Man of Steel in the biopic “Hollywoodland.” It still showed Affleck can transform himself into any character he puts his mind to.
Child and teen sex trafficking is a real problem in the United States. Whether you want to turn your head to it or not, it is happening in your community. If you don’t believe me, just do a Google search with the keywords “sex trafficking united states statistics” and a whole new world of tragic information will be at your fingertips.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
“Ouija” is somewhat of a paradox of a film. Imagine a movie made by the makers of a game warning you not to play the game. Now imagine the makers of a game warning you not to play it, but double-dog daring you to play it. I’ve pretty much just described Hasbro’s supernatural horror dud “Ouija.”
Anchor Bay brings us the supernatural thriller “Horns” to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download. Based on author Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed 2010 book, the movie comes across as a dark comedy blended with a murder mystery set to the backdrop of a YA novel if written by Stephen King or Anne Rice.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The "Earth One" series offers a unique view into the lives of our favorite superheroes: from Batman and Superman to Teen Titans. "Superman: Earth One" is by far my favorite. Earth One is part of the 52 Multiverse spectrum, which makes this one of many alternate realities. It gives us a very human view into the Man of Steel's life.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was pretty evident from the moment I gazed upon the packaging for “Gnome Alone” what Lionsgate was trying to do. They wanted to launch a low-budget indie horror franchise in the vein of “Leprechaun.” The only problem is the charm and black humor which awarded our little green friend’s movies annual viewings at St. Patrick’s Day is covered here in a layer of raunch that will detract many viewers from giving it the same respect.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Earth 2: World’s End #15 killed off the Man of Steel. This single event triggered massive amounts of fury and vengeance. Issue #16 has fantastic writing and great pacing provided by Mike Johnson, Marguerite Bennett, and Daniel H. Wilson. Jorge Jimenez, Eduardo Pansica, Eddy Barrows, Jack Herbertart artwork is extremely crisp and phenomenal.
The New 52: Futures End really shaped up this issue. It’s still jumbled around and unfocused on a single plot, but managed to complete a minor story issue before leaving us clueless. Issue #38 focuses more on Batman Beyond, Dick Grayson, and the new Firestorm. The main villain is a Joker/Batman cyborg. The comic also centralizes on the Firestorm duo which now is composed of Jason Rusch, and Madison Payne.
Friday, January 23, 2015
It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me or reads my reviews that I’m no fan of “The Hobbit” or “The Lord of the Rings” movies. I find them to be bloated messes which could easily be edited down from their existing theatrical and extended editions into something watchable. There are aspects of every film in the two trilogies that I like. However, as whole movies I struggle to get through any of them in one sitting.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Michael Ironside is one of the most recognized faces among genre fans. He’s become known as the fearsome baddie who gives everyone’s hero a run for their money. Among his 229 film credits, many of those include appearances in sci-fi and horror productions like “Scanners,” “Total Recall,” “Highlander II: The Quickening,” “Terminator Salvation,” and many more.