‘Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season’ DVD Review

Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack may have ended but luckily for fans, they can still relive the series thanks to DVD releases. The boxset of the complete series and the complete fifth season have recently hit retailers. Today I’m going to review Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season release. I have never watched Samurai Jack before more »

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A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Of all the “second tier” Netflix acquisitions this year, “The Babysitter” is arguably the best, thanks to its lean running time of 85 minutes, the chemistry between its two leads and some ghoulishly outlandish death scenes that could earn a deserved place in the pantheon of horror films. Beyond that, it’s not really something that hasn’t been done before and stronger.

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Dina and Scott’s Romance in ‘Dina’ – an Award-Winning Documentary

Director Dan Sickles Takes “Dina” His Award-Winning Documentary to Europe When director Dan Sickles was a boy he met a remarkable young woman named Dina, who despite a myriad of difficulties, would later transform his life, and the lives of other who crossed her path in his new award-winning documentary that proudly wears her name. […]

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New ‘Punisher’ Trailer Reveals Release Date

The-PunisherNetflix has finally revealed the release date for the upcoming Punisher series and they did it with the release of a new trailer. Check it out below (Warning: Trailer may contain graphic content) The trailer was another good one. Not as great as the first trailer but good none-the-less. Metallica’s “One” returns for a second more »

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The Flash Keeps Up the Fun With Episode 2 “Mixed Feelings”

After a dark and emotional season 3, The Flash witnessed a complete 360-degree change in its tone. The series started to up its fun quotient in season 4 so far with each and every passing episode. This week’s episode “Mixed Feelings” hooks us by its charm, with the showrunners sending a loud and clear signal about their new approach.

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‘Stargate Origins’ Lands Actress for the Role of Catherine Langford

Stargate Origins has officially begun production. Australian actress Ellie Gall (A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Mind Over Maddie) is set to play the lead role of fan-favorite Catherine Langford in the 10-episode series.  Airing exclusively on the new digital platform Stargate Command later this year, Stargate Origins is a premium digital series that will explore a brand new chapter in Catherine’s early history surrounding more »

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Ron Howard Reveals Simple Title for Han Solo Standalone Film

Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) has revealed the official title for the upcoming Han Solo film via the director’s twitter. In the video Howard announced that the film has wrapped up shooting and thanked the cast and crew for their hard work. The director went on to ask someone of screen if he can say more »

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

Close Encounters of the Third KindIn this edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi classic, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ for it’s recent 40th anniversary. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) Director/Screenplay: Steven Spielberg ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ is more »

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review

Kingsman: The Golden CircleAlthough this film feels like maximum Vaughn in many respects, the tone seems to be the root cause of The Golden Circle’s problems. When someone says that a particular film “doesn’t know what it wants to be”, what they are really saying is that said film doesn’t have a consistent tone throughout. While the first film pretty much nailed the tone perfectly, it becomes more of a complex problem with the sequel.

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‘Black Panther’ Trailer 2 Gives Better Look into Wakanda

The second ‘Black Panther’ trailer is here and it is pretty awesome. In this fast paced trailer we get to see some new footage, different perspectives on some of the previously shown scenes, and a pretty stunning look into to Wakanda. Check it out right here! Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ follows T’Challa who, after the death more »

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Final Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer Released

Were only weeks away from the highly anticipated return of Stranger Things. On Friday the 13th Netflix released the final trailer that gives us just a little insight into what the residents of the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana have been up too since the event’s of the first season.

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‘The New Mutants’ Trailer Brings Horror to the Superhero Genre

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for their next superhero franchise The New Mutants. From the looks of it, Fox is taking their X-franchise into a whole different direction. Check out the trailer below and see if you agree. Never have I ever been freaked out by a trailer for a superhero film. more »

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‘M.F.A.’ Review – Masters the Art of Making a Star

M.F.A. touches a very sensitive subject. And the timing of the release comes at a time where rape and sexual assualt is now making the headlines in Hollywood more than ever. It’s a subject that needs to be talked about more and an act that should never have to be committed against anyone. To any more »

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‘Impractical Jokers’ The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review

Hidden camera prank shows may be something long dead but somehow the Impractical Jokers are keeping the art of the hidden camera show alive. Impractical Jokers is now onto their sixth season making it the longest running series for truTv. The show has been so successful that they have been releasing the seasons on DVD for more »

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Comic Books Actually Exist! And Other Things I’ve Found Out

I’m guessing that’s what you’re wondering why I am pointing out something so obvious. Well, here’s the thing that’s really gonna be hard to believe, but it’s completely, 100% true. Until about ten years ago — no,not even — nine years, I didn’t realize comic books, actually existed!

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New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The world has anxiously awaited a better look into ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and now we finally get the chance! It’s less than 4 months away and we still know very little about the upcoming sequel, having seen only one trailer so far. But thats about to change. Check out the latest trailer which more »

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Castle Rock Drops Trailer At NYCC

(AOTN) As New York Comic Con came to close this past weekend there were many surprises. One of the most prominent surprises was a sneak peak into what is going on in the world of “Castle Rock”. Stephen King has had much success this past year with all the adapted material that has been hitting more »

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First Trailer Drops for ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Fans at NYCC 2017 got to see the first official look at ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’, the sequel to the Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 fan favorite ‘Pacific Rim’. Lucky for those not in attendance (myself included) the trailer was released online at the same time. Check out the trailer right here!

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‘Justice League’ are All in with Posters Galore

Warner Bros. is definitely all in with marketing when it comes to their DC films. In past films we see a heavy load of trailers, toys and even some posters but none as big as this, which will be their biggest film yet and we are talking about the Justice League. And rightfully so. It deserves more »

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Power of Cinema on Full Blast

The second you finish reading this, don’t think. Just open another tab on your browser or the app on your phone, go to Fandango or Movie Tickets or whatever app you’re inclined to use and take part in what is unquestionably one of the grandest achievements of this year.

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What Does ScreenX Have to Offer?

Unfamiliar with ScreenX? So was I until recently. To sum it up quickly ScreenX essentially is a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting”. This new premium format is being brought to us by the same company behind the 4DX technology. When I first heard about ScreenX I was very curious how the more »

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Netflix Raises Prices Once Again and ‘Stranger Things’ Could be the Reason

It’s official, we are living in the Upside Down. Well okay…maybe not. But it sure does feel like it! The very popular streaming service Netflix has announced that they will be bumping up the price of their standard and premium subscriptions. Netflix confirmed that they will stream shows and movies in HD on up to two more »

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Active Voices: “The World of Aluna” Interview

The World of Aluna(AOTN)- You may be very familiar with Paula Garces’ roles in such properties as “Law and Order: SVU,” “Devious Maids” and the “Harold and Kumar” series of films. But, you’ve likely not heard about her passion for comics and gaming, or of her heroic property that’s taking NY Comic Con by storm this weekend, “The more »

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Broadcast News’

In this edition of CANON OF FILM, we will be taking a look at James L. Brooks‘ ‘Broadcast News‘. For the story behind the genesis of the series, you can click here. BROADCAST NEWS (1987) Director/Screenplay: James L. Brooks ‘Broadcast News‘ is brilliantly accurate in it’s portrayal of the daily life of broadcast journalism; at least more »

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The Enduring Power of ‘Psycho’ Lives On in ’78/52′

Picture it: any movie theater in the fall of 1960. It was the shower seen around the world, followed quickly and without warning by the screams of millions that reached the darkest recesses of space. Over a short period of time, it was a story that turned legendary, even without seeing the actual film: amateur more »

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‘Ghosted’ Pilot Review – Has ‘MIB’ Spirit but Needs Something More

ghostedFox’s new supernatural comedy, Ghosted, aired its first episode this past weekend and I have some good things and some not so good things to say about it. It definitely had some bright spots but it also seemed like there was something missing from the pilot episode. Hear me out or should I say read me out?

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‘Avatar’ Sequels Begin Shooting, Reportedly Costing $1 Billion

avatarIt’s been nearly eight years since ‘Avatar’ was released, but the road up to production on the ‘Avatar’ sequels has been long and difficult. After years of production delays and an extended pre-production period to develop underwater Motion Capture technology, Director James Cameron’s multi-film opus has finally entered production.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Going Live with John Stamos and Finn Wolfhard

The classic film Willy Wonka starring Gene Wilder has had a sweet spot in our hearts for generations. Starting out as a children’s book to hitting the big screen for the first time in 1971 before Tim Burton delivered his take on the popular story in 2005, the story is now making its way to Hollywood more »

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’

'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,'This week, we will be taking a look at Werner Herzog’s ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’. For the story behind the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009) Director: Werner Herzog Screenplay: William Finkelstein If there ever was a better example of how more »

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An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Regardless of whether it’s seen in IMAX or viewed in standard DCP, if one considers themselves a Blade Runner aficionado or simply excited to see what Mr. Villeneuve does to expand the Blade Runner mythology, they must make the effort to check this out so experiences like this ultimately “aren’t lost in time, like tears in rain,” to quote Mr. Hauer’s iconic final monologue.

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Box Office Roundup: ‘It’ Slips Past ‘American Made’

The Tom Cruise led American Made was expected to take the top spot at the weekend box office, but things were far closer than anyone expected. In a close three-way race, It was able sneak past both American Made and last weekends champ Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While the final numbers may not come out until more »

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Halloween Programming for Syfy, Google Play and More!

Do you feel that? It’s Halloween spirit in the air! Halloween is my favorite holiday when it comes to holiday programming, well that and Christmas. But with Halloween just around the corner, you can bet there will be loads of new series and already established series airing Halloween related episodes. Below we have the Halloween more »

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ – What We’ve Learned Thus Far

The long awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been in the works both secretively and not as secretively as Rockstar Games may have thought. For about a year, gamers were guessing that it was either Grand Theft Auto VII or a Red Dead sequel that Rockstar had been working on. Earlier this year Rockstar had more »

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Adapt or Die, Hollywood!

Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, both require stars to perform their craft admirably for an audience, sell merchandise, and get butts in more »

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‘Jeepers Creepers’, Where’d You Get That Bad Third Movie?

When a horror film gets to its third entry, it better damn well know where to go or things will go downhill. And when Jeepers Creepers 3 does badly with its fanbase, it won’t be because of Mr. Salva’s past indiscretions. It’ll be because he’s made a really bad film that furthers the argument that Jeepers Creepers should have stuck with one film.

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Here Are The First ‘The Disaster Artist’ Reactions

The Disaster ArtistThe first reactions from ‘The Disaster Artist‘ have arrived. The film about the making one of the worst movies of all time recently got a new trailer, and it looks absolutely amazing. Based on the true story about the making of what some consider to be the worst movie ever made, ‘The Room‘, James Franco more »

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The Nerdist Is Bringing There New Series Bizarre States:Los Angeles To The Masses

With Halloween just around the corner be sure to check out Bizarre States with podcast hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser finally exit the podcast booth and enter the field, in the all-new series Bizarre States: Los Angeles. For three years the Bizarre States podcast has delighted fans of the paranormal, the extraterrestrial, and all things generally spooky. In this new more »

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‘Annihilation’ Teaser Shows Lots of Promise for Next Big Sci-fi Film

Alex Garland is taking on writing and directing his first film since the master piece of what is known as Ex Machina. Like Ex Machina, this next film is also based off of pre-existing literature. Based off the best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson and more »

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Debut Trailer of ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, the final installment of the trilogy from director Wes Ball. All questions are answered as Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the remaining Gladers lead their final charge to save their friend and defeat WCKD in their most grueling maze yet on January more »

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Final ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Short Film Bridges The Gap Between The Movies

blade runner 2049The last ‘Blade Runner 2049’ prequel short film has arrived, and it’s absolutely beautiful. ‘Blade Runner Black Out 2022‘ is the third and final short to arrive after both the stellar ‘2036: Nexus Dawn‘ and ‘2048: Nowhere to Run’. Although these shorts gave us some insight into Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) and Sapper Morton’s (Dave Bautista) backstories, more »

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Sean Penn Is Headed To Hulu For Sci-Fi Series

(AOTN) Two time Oscar winner Sean Penn has signed on for his first major TV role. Penn will play the male lead in a series called the The First. Beau Willimon’s creator of House of Cards is developing the series which is set to premiere on Hulu sometime in 2018. The First will follow the more »

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‘It’ Sequel Gets Official Release Date

Get ready to float on once again because the sequel of It is coming! The return of Pennywise created a lot more than chaos for the Losers Club. The reboot of Stephen King’s It not only revamped a fandom but also made a lot more money than any horror film has ever seen. Due to more »

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First Look at ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ Episode 2

Here it is fellow Gotham nerds! We are excited to share the official trailer for episode two of ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’, a new five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the Caped Crusader. Just incase you aren’t caught up, here’s the synopsis as we head in to the second episode. The more »

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What’s Up in ‘Gotham’?: A Look at Season 4

Fox’s Gotham has hit their fourth season and is looking like what could be the most talked about season yet. And this could be for a number of reasons both good and bad. From the marketing to the story arc, there is already so much to be talked about and it’s only one episode in. more »

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Sequelitis!: The Necessary Disease Ravaging Hollywood

I’m gonna level with you here, folks. I used to be one of you. In fact, one year I refused to go see a certain sequel just because it was a sequel. How dare the industry I love not foster original ideas and just keep grabbing for that cash? How dare they spit on the creatives and just treat movies like they are a machine? Well, it turns out, that’s what Hollywood is.

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Rebel Wilson Channels Inner 66 Batman in New ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Trailer

The Bellas are back for one last performance in Pitch Perfect 3. A new extended trailer for the film has been released. In this new trailer you will see the ladies take on some new songs including the late George Michael’s ‘Freedom’ and you will even see Rebel Wilson in a couple of action scenes more »

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Box Office Roundup: ‘Kingsman’ Takes the Crown

After two weeks on top, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has topped the juggernaut hit IT.  While the Kingsman sequel earned enough to take the top spot, the film performed under expectations.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle brought in an estimated $39 million domestically in its opening weekend.  The original Kingsman earned $36.2 in its opening weekend domestically ($128.2 million in total more »

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Upcoming Supernatural Thriller ‘American Satan’ Features A Star-Studded Cast!

Just in time for the Halloween season comes the supernatural thriller from director and writer Ash Avildson (son of the legendary Academy Award-winning director John Avildson) American Satan. The film is packed with a star-studded cast that included Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), John Bradley (Game Of Thrones), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), BooBoo Stewart more »

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Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing The Horror In October

(AOTN) Turner Classic Movies is bringing the horror next month. Starting on October 1st the channel will be bringing back movies such as the original Cat People and Dracula. Fan’s of classic movies will surely not want to miss this. If you have ever wanted to know where the band White Zombie got there name more »

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‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer is Something You Never Thought You Needed

The Franco brothers (James and Dave) are finally working together in a film and this one is an interesting one. The Disaster Artist is a biography “dramedy” based on the true story of The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and about the making of the questionable film. This all may sound confusing or interesting but hopefully this more »

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Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’ Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

From the Safdie brothers comes a crime drama starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. And if a film having the “certified fresh” stamp of approval from Rotten Tomatoes means anything at all to you then you should probably check out the film Good Time. We have all the details on the in-home release below. more »

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Wes Anderon Returns To the world of Stop Motion With ‘Isle of Dogs’

‘Isle of Dogs’ tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, the 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, more »

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The Punisher Trailer: Marvel’s Most Brutal Series Yet

The-Punisher-posterThe new official trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is finally here and it is so metal that it will melt your face off. Before you click the play button I will have to warn you to proceed with caution due to the extreme violence and violent images. What else would you expect from the Punisher? Without more »

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Paris, Texas’

This week, we will be looking at Wim Wenders‘ classic, ‘Paris, Texas‘ in honor of Harry Dean Stanton, who recently passed. For the genesis of CANON OF FILM, you can click here. PARIS, TEXAS (1984) Director: Wim Wenders Screenplay: Sam Shepard, adapted by L.M. Kit Carson As much as I admire the leader of the more »

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Age of ‘mother!’ during the ‘Age of Ultron’: Auteur vs Tentpole

Full disclosure, I will not spoil ‘mother!’ I think it’s incredibly vital to the film and the filmmakers that most of the film stay under wraps. For better or worse, I went into the film as blind as I could and left…blind with fury.

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