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Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is a professional cynic and a pessimist. Which is why he’s succeeded under the stage name Wei Ling Su, a Chinese magician who has brought his secrets of the Orient to Europe. We find Stanley on tour in Berlin, 1928 when he gets word of a spiritualist in the South of France that could be the real deal. Never passing on a moment publicly shame a swindler,  Stanley gleefully heads to France. (more…)

Movie Review – Lucy

July 24, 2014

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) isn’t a bad person. She’s recently made some terrible decisions. We don’t know why she’s partying hard with drug dealers on the streets of Taipei. We don’t know how she met Richard, nor why he’s so jumpy about delivering this briefcase to a man named Kang (CHOI Min-Sik). Kang, a powerful South Korean durg lord, wants the briefcase, now handcuffed to Lucy. It contains a new synthetic drug that could increase the brain function of it’s user. Think of it this way: the drug that Lucy has is the uncut, unprocessed version of what Bradley Cooper took in Limitless. While the average human uses 10% of its brain power; what would be the ramifications of using 20% or even 60% of brain power?

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San Diego Convention Center (left) will host San Diego Comic Con 2014

Unless you have been living under rock, you’ve probably noticed (the past few weeks) an increase in our articles that have been geared towards Comic Con.  Well, there is a reason for that…San Diego Comic Con will soon be upon us once again next week! (more…)

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With San Diego Comic-Con taking place next week, Disney Interactive is excited to share details on all of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ activities during the show. From hands-on previews to hosting a Pop-Up Shop and games panel with Executive Producer John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will have something for everyone. (more…)

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As mentioned before, major changes will be made to many of our favorite Marvel superheroes come this fall.  Though some fans are excited by the changes, only time will if these changes will be accepted in the long term.  Nevertheless, Marvel has released a press release today detailing their new Marvel Universe.  Check it out below: (more…)

When Jay first met Annie in college, it was sex at first sight. Surely, the love came later; but it was definately about the sex. In the library, the park, or whenever they had a free momen; sex for Jay and Annie was as expected as your next breath. However, the burden of responsibility in the form of marriage, two kids and work, leaves little room for coitus. Annie now writes a blog increasingly successful blog about motherhood and Jay is somehow involved in music. When Annie’s blog gets picked up by a national lifestyle brand (think: Martha Stewart), the sex starved couple decides celebrate her success by, making a sex tape. 

That moment when you realize the movie you paid to see is S#!T

That moment when you realize the movie you paid to see is S#!T

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Marvel has made headlines the past few days thanks to the major changes that have been announced regarding some of their most iconic superheroes.  If you not caught up, then let me bring you up to speed… On Tuesday, it was announced on The View that the Asgardian God of Thunder (known as Thor) would no longer be male, but female.  In addition, it was announced yesterday on The Colbert Report that the mantle of Captain America would be taken over by long time Captain America ally, Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon).  A change which will see the character of Captain America become a black superhero.  Now, comes news today that our favorite playboy billionaire, Tony Stark, will receive a radical change as well!  Check out the details of this change in the press release below: (more…)

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Today CBS Consumer Products announced an out-of-this-world lineup for the iconic Star Trek™ franchise at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego. Fans will be able to participate in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention including the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel on Thursday evening, and Star Trek: Live in Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday. (more…)

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When collectibles manufacturer Factory Entertainment shows up at San Diego Comic-Con next week, it will have more on its mind than selling “cool stuff.” (more…)

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Though The Purge wasn’t a good movie, the elephant in the room has always been its premise. How would you spent the night where all crime was legal, except for the killing of government official of level 10 rank or higher. Also class 4 and higher caliber weaponry is forbidden. But how would you spend the night? Unfortunately, the first movie focused on a single family, in a single neighbourhood; living in a suburb of Los Angeles. It left me wanting so much more. I had a ton of questions in the end, as the premise had been so intriguing; but almost  forgotten when the assailants stormed the home. Such a great movie premise, abandoned to become a run of the mill slasher film.

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BUNNYMAN MASSACRE

 

Freddy.

Michael.

Jason.

Leatherface.

Now…Bunnyman

 

Back in 2011, writer/director Carl Lindbergh and his company ANOC Productions introduced audiences to a new boogeyman in the form of bunny suit-wearing maniac, BUNNYMAN. Now, flash forward to 2014, the sequel, BUNNYMAN MASSACRE has acquired quite a following (especially on the horror channel known as Chiller) and is currently poised for a DVD release in August.  In lieu of the impending DVD release, I caught up with The Bunnyman himself, Joshua Lang, to discuss the sequel and the upcoming third installment (which Lang has recently finished).  Check it out! (more…)

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That’s right! Check out the details of this landmark event in this press release (below) released today from Marvel! (more…)

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Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control

Are there any Trekkies out there who desire a Phaser-styled universal remote? Well, it appears that your wishes have come true as news hits that there will be a fully functional Phaser remote (shown above) replica that you can experience at this year San Diego Comic Con!  Moreover, in the press release released today, it appears that it will be available to own this fall!  Check out the press release below to find the details:  (more…)

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David Hayter as Toby McTeigue in DEVIL’S MILE.

As the title states, X2: X-MEN screenwriter, David Hayter, will have his thriller DEVIL’S MILE make its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival.  Directed by Joseph O’Brien, the film follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages-two teenage girls-to their mysterious and powerful employer. Early reviews have pegged the film “both fresh and eerie” with critics claiming DEVIL’S MILE the film “not to miss” at the festival.

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This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will once again amaze and inspire fans inside and outside the convention center with an all new Adult Swim booth, unique fan experiences and celebrity filled signings and panels featuring series stars, creators and producers from the network’s most popular shows such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, and Rick and Morty. Adult Swim will also offer fans a first-look at their highly anticipated new series Mike Tyson Mysteries and the live-action series starring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer. (more…)

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That’s right! Shows such as Constantine, The Blacklist, Hannibal, Grimm, Bates Motel and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog are all set to make a splash at this Comic Con in a few weeks! Curious as to what secrets will be shared? Check out the press release: (more…)

 

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TNT is bringing its eagerly anticipated drama Legends to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with multiple events and initiatives, including the first-ever branded takeover of San Diego International Airport. The gripping undercover drama starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) is the centerpiece of TNT‘s extensive presence at this year’s Comic-Con, which takes place July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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  Ten years after the great ape rebellion, the Earth has been claimed by the apes. Only pockets of humanity stay, while the apes have established colonies outside of San Francisco. The epicenter of the pandemic that nearly killed the human race (and presumably James Franco) is home to thousands of apes and only a few hundred humans. A map in the prologue explains all of this. Lead by Caesar, a benevolent ruler that is eager to spread his knowledge of the human world; the apes are thriving. A form of sign language is spoken an taught to the young and old alike. It’s been two winters since the last sighting of humans, until a group of explorers, looking for a hydro-electric dam wander through the forest. 

Guns no kill people, Caesar kill people.

Guns no kill people, Caesar kill people.

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A few weeks ago, news broke that the new upcoming series, Outlander, would be making its premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.  Now, you can add “panel” to that list as Starz has released details concerning the series’ panel (which you can check out below).

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As we are now in the middle of Con season, another convention that has unveiled news today is the Walker Stalker Con.  As title of the article reveals, “The Governor” (from AMC’s The Walking Dead) along 7 additional guests will be in attendance at the event come December.  Find out who in the press release below: (more…)

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Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and Bjorn Lothbrok (Alexander Ludwig) look on in History Channel’s Vikings.   Courtesy: History Channel

Well, it appears that History Channel‘s hit series, Vikings, will be making the trip to San Diego in a few weeks as news hits that it will once again make an appearance at Comic Con!  Check out the details (below) in the press release: (more…)

The 2nd Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero

 

Besides the obvious elements that come into play with superhero films, such as the casting or the effects (which are necessary to bring both the character and their abilities to life), folks often overlook another element which is also vital: the music.  No matter how grandiose and epic a superhero film is, it is “naked” without a sweeping music score to complement it. Don’t believe me? Then imagine Tim Burton’s BATMAN without renowned composer’s Danny Elfman’s “Batman Theme” or THE AVENGERSwithout Alan Silvestri “Avengers Theme.”  Therefore with all that said it has been confirmed that the “Anatomy of the Superhero” Panel will be making a return appearance at this year’s Comic Con!  As was the case last year, the purpose of the panel will be to provide insight on the process of creating a theme, transforming the theme throughout the story line while following the often uphill battle that our heroes travel.  Check the details of the panel below….. (more…)

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Since 1995, the event known as Dragon Con, has steadily picked up steam each year, becoming one of the premiere conventions to attend during the year.  To complement its newly established profile as such an event, the convention has revealed a new logo!  Check the new logo and the press release explaining the new logo reveal below: (more…)

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Continuing its investigation of mysterious phenomena, Science Channel’s most watched series last year, Unexplained Files, is set to return this month for a second season.  Curious to know what the second season has in store? Then check out the press release (released today) highlighting the series’ return:   (more…)

Movie Review – Tammy

July 1, 2014

Melissa McCarthy has been on a roll since her 2011 breakthrough performance in ‘Bridesmaids’. In the 5 films since the release of ‘Bridesmaids’, 4 of McCarthy’s movies has grossed over $100 million.  Needless to say, McCarthy is on a winning streak. In her first screenplay, Tammy, written with husband Ben Falcone; McCarthy could be on the cusp of becoming a dual threat. Actor and writer now, McCarthy is slowly building her brand. In ‘Tammy’ McCarthy is up to her old tricks, and unfortunately, her act is getting old. 

Tammy is one of those movies that makes you question your fiscal responsibility.

‘Tammy’ is one of those movies that makes you question your fiscal responsibility.

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Rollin' and Ready To Go Three Nevada teens are in witnessing the beginning of the end of life as they know it. Progress, in the form of a highway is coming the neighbourhood; right through their living rooms. For Tuck (Brian Bradley), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm) it’s the last nights together and they vow to make it memorable. When the cell phones in the neighbourhood go crazy, the boys go off to find the centre of a mysterious map that has commandeered their phones. Adventure awaits on their last day together, an adventure that would be more than they bargained. (more…)

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As stated before, Comic Con is steadily approaching; therefore not surprisingly today Factory Entertainment has announced its fifth Comic Con Exclusive!  Check out the press release below: (more…)

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Mr. Freeze as he appears in the game, Batman: Arkham Origins.

Ever wonder how some of Batman’s most infamous adversaries came to be?  Well, whether you like to or not, Fox is betting that you are curious as they bring their new series, Gotham, to the small screen this fall.  Tracing the years of Gotham City (before the appearance of its eventual protector, Bruce Wayne/Batman), the show follows Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) as they battle the criminal underworld within the city.  (more…)

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With San Diego Comic Con just a little over a month away, expect news to slowly start to stream in the coming weeks.  With that said, it appears that STARZ is intent on getting the word out early on there new series, Outlander, as they release a press release today revealing that the show’s premiere will happen at Comic Con!  Check out the press release below: (more…)

2012′s Think Like A Man featured four friends in four different types of relationships. The women of the group acquire the Holy Grail of relationship books. It’s a book that promises to spill most of the trade secrets of men and offer an exclusive peek into the male psyche. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey, is the Women’s playbook in this unending game of Battle of the Sexes. Oh, and there’s Kevin Hart. Instead of exploring why a ‘Mama’s Boy’ is just that, Think Like A Man logically played the stereotypes of men and women until its predictable end.

Dueling parties begs the question: What could possibly go wrong?

Dueling parties begs the question: What could go wrong?

The talented ensemble cast (and Kevin Hart) is back and heading to Las Vegas for the wedding of  Candace (Regina Hall), The Single Mom and Michael (Terrence Jenkins), The Mama’s Boy. The stories have been updated, as Steve Harvey’s book assisted in saving their relationships. That progression The wedding will be in Las Vegas; but more important than that are the bachelor parties. The Bridesmaids and groomsmen are out for dueling parties, in a town that specializes in the business of regret and bad decisions. “Happily separated” Cedric (Kevin Hart) has assumed the role of party planner for the men, while the women get an unwelcome surprise that could derail their entire evening.

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