Friday, April 24, 2015
Scream Factory brings “Invaders from Mars” into your home for the first time on Blu-ray. Director Tobe Hooper’s remake of the 1953 classic takes the always successful Amblin Entertainment formula made famous through films like “E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial,” “Space Camp,” and “Explorers” and adds his own flair. He takes those familiar ingredients and combines them with frightening aliens intent on taking over the world one small town at a time.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Week One of Convergence is underway! We get a glimpse into some of our favorite multiverses in several notable titles! I took some time to dive into the pages of Convergence: Justice League #1, Convergence: Titans #1, Convergence: Speed Force #1, and Convergence: The Atom #1.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The End is here! DC Comics gave readers the conclusions to the weekly series of Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Future’s End. The wrap-ups saw a very grim week in the realms of our heroes.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The stand-alone films in the “Star Wars” Universe will be framed by the title “Star Wars Anthology.” The first of the movies to be announced and receive a teaser trailer and showcase concept art is Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One,” which centers on a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy. Now is the perfect time for someone high up in the ranks of Lucasfilm to pitch the idea of a “Death Troopers” film to the powers-that-be.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Scream Factory brings the forgotten anthology collection “From a Whisper to a Scream” to Blu-ray for the first time ever. Some horror fanatics might know the film by its other title, “The Offspring.” Director Jeff Burr and the screenwriters take the portmanteau formula and inject their own brand of bloodletting and revolting deeds of dementia into it. Their approach takes the art form to a whole other level of graphicness and disgust that couldn’t be explored in previous decades.
Friday, April 17, 2015
William Shatner’s most iconic role as the Commander of the Starship Enterprise needs no introduction to anyone who has embraced the wide worlds of science fiction cinema, television, and literature. In case you somehow jumped on the bandwagon blindly with the release of the 2009 reboot starring Chris Pine as our skipper to new galaxies, CBS Studios wants to rectify that situation. “Star Trek: The Original Series – Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions” looks to educate new viewers and recap old ones through highlights of the Federation’s most celebrated Starfleet officer.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Convergence is officially underway in the Universe of DC Comics as issue 1 hits newsstands. We’ve heard it before and I’m sure we’ll all hear it again. The ever so familiar catch phrase, “Everything we know is about to change,” is delivered once again. Can we truly expect something that will alter everything we know and keep it that way forever? Probably not, but the whole temporarily earth-shattering event can be a lot of fun to take in as it unfolds before us in the meantime.