3D Blu-ray review—Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

3D Blu-ray review–Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Review by C.J. Bunce

When Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters in 2017, the tenth largest money making movie franchise will give fans its fourth sequel.  Usually the fifth film in a franchise is so far from the spirit of the original that it fails miserably.  But the last Pirates entry, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,was such a visually stunning production…

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Review—It’s Wonderland vs. War of the Worlds in “Wild’s End”

Review–It’s Wonderland vs. War of the Worlds in “Wild’s End”

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Wild’s End, a new comic book series from BOOM! Studios, is quite strange and enchanting—it reads like a Masterpiece Theater version of Winnie the Pooh.  Complete with talking animals, it’s also very British and old worldy.  At the same time this is no ordinary town at its core, more like the town of Havenof the Syfy Channel TV series based on the Steven King story “The…

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Review—Get your Western-meets-sci-fi-fix with “Copperhead”

Review–Get your Western-meets-sci-fi-fix with “Copperhead”

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Fans of Firefly and Common Grounds have a great new comic book series to look forward to each month.  Image Comics released Issue #1 of Copperhead this past week, a new Western that takes place on what appears to be a future planet Earth.  We’d call it a police procedural, but it feels more like a classic Western.

Written by Jay Faerber, with art by Scott Godlewski, and…

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First look—Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone

First look–Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone

Aliens vs Predator Fire and Stone issue 1 cover

As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey…

Dark Horse Comics expands its Fire and Stone line with the new Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stoneseries, coming to comic book stores in October.  After the break, courtesy of Dark Horse we have a…

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The Power of Imagination and Fear – “A Walk in the Dark”

The Power of Imagination and Fear – “A Walk in the Dark”

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We’ve talked about horror movies before on borg.com, and in my discussion, a common theme of creepy girls and the supernatural emerged.  The thing is, these things aren’t scary on their own.  “Thor” isn’t scary. “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” isn’t scary.  What gives them the ability to scare me comes not as much from their intrinsic…

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Review—The adventures of the Bionic Woman continue next week with Season Four

Review–The adventures of the Bionic Woman continue next week with Season Four

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Starting next Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Bionic Woman is back.  This time, in her third comic book series in the past two years, following Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and The Six Million Dollar Man, it’s a continuation of the original television series, right where the series last left our bionic heroine.

Dynamite Comics is publishing the new series…

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Review—New book chronicles work of movie poster artist John Alvin

Review–New book chronicles work of movie poster artist John Alvin

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Back in early 2012 we reviewed one of several books released on movie poster artist Drew Struzan, a useful and interesting resource called The Art of Drew Struzan, reviewed here.  It chronicles the best of painted motion picture advertising one-sheets that Struzan created, and even more enlightening, includes commentary by Struzan about his process and the politics and business of his years…

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The new Tonight Show, or Johnny Carson who?

The new Tonight Show, or Johnny Carson who?

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Review by C.J. Bunce

One hundred and twenty episodes in of his first year at the helm of The Tonight Show and somehow we managed to fail to mention Jimmy Fallon’s incredible big year here in our ongoing quest for the best in entertainment.  We’ve watched Fallon since his days on Saturday Night Liveand figured we’d give him a try as he took over for Jay Leno.  We gave the same college try to…

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New previews for this week’s comic book releases include Buffy, Bionic Man, and Mars Attacks

New previews for this week’s comic book releases include Buffy, Bionic Man, and Mars Attacks

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It’s going to be another big comic book store Wednesday with plenty of new releases from the best in independent publishers.

The re-started Dark Horse Presents series features Issue #2 this week.  Chris Roberson and Paul Lee reveal an untold tale from Aliens featuring favorite character Hicks.   Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey provide a new Action Philosophers! story.  Plus, new chapters of…

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Warner Bros. releases new trailer for Arrow, Season Three

Warner Bros. releases new trailer for Arrow, Season Three

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Still an entire month to wait until Arrow returns to the CW Network, and we’re got another great trailer released this weekend.  The best part of this latest trailer?  We hear the days of flashbacks to the island are going away, to be swapped out with Oliver Queen’s secret past honing his skills in Asia, and we see some of that here.

And the trick of showing Oliver finally hooking up with…

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