The other day my editor, Patti O’Brien, asked me to go to the movies with her. Since Patti is a romantic like me, I was expecting to see anything but the movie she picked. I don’t know anything about football except that once a year, my son-in-law has a big Super Bowl party at his house and I go there to party and watch the commercials. I got in trouble last year for calling a touchdown a home run. Hey! A player was running and there was a ball involved. So, now that you know how football challenged I am, the question is did I enjoy Draft Day? Meet me at the goal post to find out.
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world. Last week I told you about the Camden Comic Con, and you heard the first episode recorded live there. This week’s episode, also recorded live at the Con, can be found right here, with more details is after the jump.
Will Johnny Depp be able to transcend a string of poorly performing films to top the box office this weekend? Here’s our prediction:
It’s been a rough couple of years for Johnny Depp’s track record, with neither Dark Shadows nor The Lone Ranger up to snuff either commercially or critically (for the record, I thought and still think Dark Shadows is a fun film that got a bad rap). This week’s sci-fi release, Transcendence looks to make an impact. It’s darker than the last few Depp films, and director Wally Pfister’s pedigree as Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer should bring in Nolan acolytes. Unfortunately, Transcendence will still have to battle the forces of Rio 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, both of which have been doing great business and should hold the film off from the top. Look for a third place debut with $20 million.
They’ve conquered our iPads and now they’re conquering our tvs! We’ve got copies of Angry Birds Season One Volume Two to giveaway on Blu-Ray, courtesy of the fine people at Sony! All you’ve got to do it is tell us where you play Angry Birds in the comments section below. On the train? On the bus? In bed? On your phone? On a tablet? Let us know – we’ll choose two random winners and send them a copy of the kid friendly, hillariously animated Angry Birds Blu-ray. Contest closes Monday April 21 at 11:59 pm!
What do you get when you cross a hardworking and talented comic book writer and artist with the ABC’s of early childhood learning?
The answer to that question would be something entirely out of the ordinary.
Whether it’s a road-kill armadillo, a smushed firefly or a drum-sticked flamingo, Dead Stinky Animals A-Z, a recent release from writer/artist Emily McGuiness, is a bright, colorful, and fun look at the darker side of life.
Yes, you may recall her name. Emily is part of the family, after all. Follow us after the jump and we’ll tell you all about it.
Sometimes, you just need to walk away from the capes and the masks. Leave the superheroes behind. Leave the popular genres like science fiction and fantasy and horror and crime, and try reading something else for a change. This comic book medium offers so many great story ideas and there are so many great storytellers working within it. We owe it to ourselves, on any given day, to try something a little bit different.
I’ve been waiting for today for quite a while.
Today sees the release of the deluxe hardcover edition of Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s critically acclaimed series, Daytripper. Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you what it all about!
With this new trailer for X-Men Days of Future Past that dropped tonight, the movie has now slid into the absolutely-must-see category for the summer. Don’t believe me? Check it out after the jump…