Friday, February 27, 2015
In my short time as an entertainment writer and blogger, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of my childhood icons. Legends I grew up rushing home after school to watch on TV and gawked at in wonder on the silver screen. Not everyone in the world can say they’ve met Captain James T. Kirk, Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Darth Vader, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and so many others I can’t even remember. One of the most memorable encounters was with the man who brought Mr. Spock to life – Leonard Nimoy.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Scott Adsit has spent over a decade playing and voicing different supporting characters in dozens of television shows and movies. All his hard work is paying off thanks to the landmark role the actor took on for Disney’s incredibly popular “Big Hero 6.” He voices Baymax, the loveable inflatable robot, who lead character Hiro teams up with to fight evil in San Fransokyo.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Disney’s animated version of Marvel’s “Big Hero 6” comes home to thrill families. You can now own the movie which rightfully won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. A successful blend of relatable characters, life lessons, and plenty of hilarity and frantic excitement make for an enduring movie which will have you going back for repeated viewings.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The news of Leonard Nimoy's hospitalization because of severe chest pains earlier this week made me shudder at the thought of losing such a great talent. I began reflecting on the icon's career and thought it was time to celebrate his many TV and cinematic accomplishments outside of "Star Trek" sans the ears that have made him so famous. For the sake of keeping things in focus, I'm concentrating on his other genre appearances and voice work.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Full Moon Features continues to push out their classic catalog on Blu-ray with the release of “Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth.” Charles Band takes the reins again on this energetic and enjoyable follow-up to his original 1984 cult film. Just don’t expect the same hard-boiled noir feel as the first or you’ll be disappointed.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Scream Factory and Chiller Films continue to cement their successful partnership with the release of “Animal.” I remain amazed with every new film the little horror channel unleashes upon genre fans. This new movie continues to campaign for a revival of practical and creature effects over the use of CGI and is obviously winning the battle.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Let's face it - adding different races and cultural types to comic books is something that has the potential to pull in new readers. Many times it feels like the publishers are just doing things which some would consider “controversial” to gain more attention from media giants like USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, and other similar massive outlets. This feels like the case whether it be a Teen Titan, X-Man, or Green Lantern announcing to the world they’re gay or writers diversifying the super heroes by introducing a Muslim Ms. Marvel or DC’s Cree Indian female crime fighter Equinox. How about the excitement and controversy surrounding a female Thor and Shield?