Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days 2014 wasn’t as hectic an event as May’s monstrous blow-out, but it still provided plenty of fun for attendees. Held back at the familiar Irving Convention Center, it was better organized than in the past and only had some minor issues.
I’m not a fan of “found footage” movies at all. First, they give me motion sickness to the point of projectile vomiting. Secondly, it seems like a gimmick filmmakers use as a way to make a cheap movie they can market to millions and profit off. Every once in a while, one comes along and makes me second-guess my attitude towards the horror sub-genre. However, it’s always at home on a much smaller screen than the one found at your local multiplex.
Mill Creek Entertainment’s timing couldn’t be more on the mark. With the announcement that a reboot of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is heading our way, moviegoers and genre fans will no doubt start searching high and low for a copy of the original to watch. A new Blu-ray release of the 1997 classic slasher flick will help remind everyone why it’s worthy to be re-visited.
Teen Titans is three issues into its relaunch and the team’s situation just keeps getting more and more perilous. A killer robot attacks Raven in broad nightlight as she relaxes at a punk rock show. She calls on the rest of the gang for backup. All signs are pointing at S.T.A.R. Labs as the instigator of the incident and Red Robin begins to investigate.
Earth 2: World’s End continues in issue 2 with our heroes going up against the Fury of Apokolips, K’Li. It’s also discovered that Darkseid’s home world is on a collision course with Earth. Can the super powers of this alternate universe overcome possession by dark forces and stop the destruction of the entire world?
Pop culture junkies are in for a treat this weekend as Fan Expo Dallas rolls out the red carpet for Dallas Comic Con's annual Fan Days. Dozens of actors and artists from several different iconic television shows, movies, and comic books will be in attendance meeting and greeting their enthusiastic fans. Let's not forget the multitudes of vendors providing the masses with the opportunity to get their hands on hard-to-find items and merchandise. At the risk of sounding cliche, there really is something for everyone at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
I have a feeling most fans of the early movies are going to be surprised when they delve into “Leprechaun: Origins.” Much like the “Evil Dead” reboot from a few years back, there’s nothing to laugh about here. Gone is the dark humor and puns Warwick Davis rained on his victims starting with a young Jennifer Aniston in 1993.
Mill Creek Entertainment took the release of Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s “Neighbors” and used it to their advantage. They’ve made many fans of early “Saturday Night Live” and 1980’s comedies extremely happy. The long out-of-print “Neighbors” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd is finally seeing the light of day once again.