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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Haters Gonna Hate: A ‘Bright’ Movie Review

Bright, the first big budget, straight-to-Netflix movie starring Will Smith is not as bad as you have been led to believe. In fact, if you enjoy medium-high concept fantasy fiction and buddy cop shoot-em-up movies in equal measure, it’s probably just the movie for you. Read the rest of this entry

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The Librarians S04 EP06 : And The Graves of Time

In this episode of The Librarians, it’s time to pull out those pocket squares to dab away the tears. It’s Guardians’ day out with, The Librarians and The Graves of Time.

A promo Librarians season 4

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The week in horror: The New Mutants, Mom and Dad + more

The next generation of mutants share an image, a trailer for Mom and Dad, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

The New Mutants new image and vidz

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what dirextor Josh Boone is going to come up with for The New Mutants. The original trailer shows that the film is going full-tilt horror, which will be a brand new type of superhero film for the X-Men franchise. USA Today released a new image of the team, along with very short clips featuring the characters of Magik and Mirage, which you can check out below. The New Mutants hits theatres April 13th, 2018.

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Gerald’s Game director wants to take on more Stephen King adaptations

With Gerald’s Game proving to be a critical success for Netflix, director Mike Flanagan is considering what other Stephen King adaptations would be of interest to him. In an interview with expert King website Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed the following:

There are so many.But the ones I’d want to do the most are Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. Lisey’s Story is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?

Mom and Dad trailer released

Mom and Dad stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las VegasRaising Arizona), Selma Blair (HellboyCruel Intentions), Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” #RealityHigh), and Zackary Arthur (“Transparent,” The 5th Wave). Written and directed by Brian Taylor (CrankGhost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), the film marks his first solo effort as a writer.

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.

Your parents brought you into this world and they most certainly can take you out of it…even if they have to hunt you down first.

Mom and Dad had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2017 to positive reviews.  The film is currently holding 85% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Momentum Pictures will be releasing Mom and Dad in select Theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on January 19th.

The Librarians S04 EP 05: And the Bleeding Crown

Huzzah and Gadzooks, it’s time for another adventure with The Librarians. Swish your swords, shore up you swinging ropes, and grab some buffalo wings, as we meet the indubitable, Darrington Dare, in The Librarians and The Bleeding Crown.

A promo Librarians season 4

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Let Us Now Praise Noise: Late December 2017 Edition

Prayers

In my last column of 2017, I’ll talk about Prayers, Corrosion of Conformity, Big Star, and L.A.M.F. See you in 2018!
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Andy Burns’ Faves of 2017

For all the strife our world went through, there were some solid pop culture releases that managed to make the year a little better place. As my colleagues here have been running down their favorite things, so too shall I. Let me know what you enjoyed, and if any of my faves made your list as well. Read the rest of this entry

‘Star Wars’, ‘Jumanji’ looking to close off 2017 strong

It’s the last weekend of 2017, but there are no new releases hitting theaters, which means clear sailing for the film that’s going to wind up the biggest of the year. How will the four-day weekend turn out? Here’s our prediction:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have no problem holding on to the top spot at the box office for a third weekend in as row. Look for it to score $80 million over the four-day long weekend, bringing its haul to well over $500 million.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is proving to be a solid hit for the season. Look for it to land in second place with $65 million, on its way to a likely $200+ million haul.

As for the rest of the top five, Pitch Perfect 3 will be in third with $30 million. The Great Showman will follow it in fourth with $16 million, which Ferdinand will close thing out in fifth place with $14 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $80 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $65 million
3) Pitch Perfect 3 – $30 million
4) The Great Showman – $16 million
5) Ferdinand – $14 million

This week, we’ll be waiting until Monday to report of the four-day weekend, so be sure to check back then and see how the weekend turns out!

Heroes and Villains, December 27, 2017

Welcome one and all to the sense-shattering second edition of the all new, not so different, Heroes and Villains column! It’s the time of the week where I get a sneak peek at a pile of upcoming comics and then share my thoughts! This week I’ll be looking at a sampler platter of books from Boom Studios, Zenescope, Oni Press, and Image Comics, so let’s get to it!
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Less Lee Moore’s Faves of 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This year was a trash fire of epic proportions. If I have to spell it out for you, let me just say it starts with T and ends with Rump. However, despite all of the horrors we witnessed, all was not lost on the pop culture front. I’m sure I’m not the only one to find solace in art this year.
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Faves of 2017: Carol Borden, The Cultural Gutter

Carol Borden writes about comics and (many other things) at The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art.
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