Previews—Edward Scissorhands, Memetic, TMNT/Ghostbusters, D&D, and more

Previews–Edward Scissorhands, Memetic, TMNT/Ghostbusters, D&D, and more

Memetic_001_coverB   TMNT Ghostbusters issue 1

It’s a big week of comic book releases from IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios so we have pulled together several previews, including Issue #1 of a new Edward Scissorhands series , Issue #1 of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mash-up with the Ghostbusters, Issue #1 of a new Dungeons & Dragons series, and Issue #4 of The X-Files: Year Zero. 

From BOOM! Studios we have previews of Issue #1 of an…

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Dark Matter—Syfy to produce TV series based on Dark Horse series

Dark Matter–Syfy to produce TV series based on Dark Horse series

Dark Matter logo

You’ve got to admit, it’s a pretty good title.  And a decent premise.

Dark Horse Comics’ announced the purchase by Syfy Channel of the rights to the 2012 comic book release Dark Matter, a story about a group of space travelers who awaken from stasis on a spaceship with no memory of how they got there.

Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, who wrote the…

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3D Classics review—Jaws 3-D, when the gimmicks aren’t enough

3D Classics review–Jaws 3-D, when the gimmicks aren’t enough

Jaws 3-D movie poster 1983

When I was a kid I remember paying $5 at the geek show part of a carnival to see a giant great white shark. We were taken into a long trailer and were able to walk around it, suspended in some kind of clear block. It was sad, horrifying, and shocking that someone would display an animal this way.  After watching Jaws 3-D for our review of Halloween films, I had some of the same feelings return.

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Book review—Star Wars Art: Posters, the latest look at the creative marketing of the franchise

Book review–Star Wars Art: Posters, the latest look at the creative marketing of the franchise

Star Wars Posters Abrams cover art

Review by C.J. Bunce

Whether a piece of art is appealing is in the eye of the beholder.  Everyone who gives a considered view to a piece of artwork is entitled to their own interpretation and commentary on it.  This month sees the release of a book that will allow the reader to take his or her own personal journey through the artwork that became the marketing posters for the Star Warsfranchise. 

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Halloween reading—A Curse Dark as Gold

Halloween reading–A Curse Dark as Gold

It’s October finally and after another hot summer the trees are turning red and orange and it couldn’t be setting up for a more perfect autumn, and Halloween is almost here. If you’re looking for a ghost story to get you into the mood of the season, check out writer Elizabeth C. Bunce’s novelA Curse Dark as Gold, available in hardcover, paperback, audio, and E-book editions from Amazo…

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Dynamite to spin off Willingham’s Legenderry into three new series

Dynamite to spin off Willingham’s Legenderry into three new series

Legenderry Red Sonja Davila cover   Legenderry Vampirella Davila cover

Bill Willingham’s Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure was one of this year’s best ideas, a combination of steampunk, superhero mash-up, and just plain great retro fun.  Legenderrysaw a parallel universe including the creation of Steve Austin–the Six Thousand Dollar Man, and alternate versions of Flash Gordon, the Green Hornet and Kato, Vampirella, the Phantom, and Red Sonja, among others.  It…

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Preview—BOOM! Studios releases new Sleepy Hollow tie-in series

Preview–BOOM! Studios releases new Sleepy Hollow tie-in series

SleepyHollow01_coverA   SleepyHollow01_coverB

Sleepy Hollow is one of the best returning series of the fall TV line-up.  Fox has it bundled with the new series Gotham on Monday nights, giving the other networks some real competition.  Created by Star Trek talents Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Sleepy Hollow expands Washington Irving’s story into a modern supernatural mystery-adventure.

Tom Mison is Ichabod Crane, who finds himself in…

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3D Blu-ray review—Jurassic Park 3D sets a new standard for post-production 3D

3D Blu-ray review–Jurassic Park 3D sets a new standard for post-production 3D

Jurassic Park 3D dimension

Review by C.J. Bunce

It’s difficult to ascertain what Steve Spielberg could have done differently had he actually planned a Jurassic Park 3D movie or filmed it originally with 3D technologies.  Jurassic Park 3Dis so well done, devoid of gimmicky 3D imagery, but filled with crystal clear depth and eye-popping dimension scene after scene that you’ll think it isn’t merely a post-production…

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Last day to pre-order new Spielberg director’s collection for less than half retail price

Last day to pre-order new Spielberg director’s collection for less than half retail price

E.t. the extra-terrrestrial

No other director has produced more hits and more variety than Steven Spielberg.  You’d have to travel pretty far to find someone who didn’t love at least one of Spielberg’s films.  Whether it’s Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Minority Report, or War of the Worlds,each of Spielberg’s genre blockbusters rival the best…

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Nichelle Nichols fuels buzz for NASA Orion program in new video

Nichelle Nichols fuels buzz for NASA Orion program in new video

Orion in space

Nichelle Nichols is partnering with NASA in its efforts to move forward with Earth’s exploration of outer space.  From inspiring countless future astronauts and scientists with her character Uhura in the original Star Trek to being part of the promotional efforts for the space shuttle program in the 1970s including NASA’s own Enterprise, Nichols is now continuing her inspirational role for the…

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