See My SPX Panel: How Comics Get Reviewed
Dec 19th, 2014

I hosted a panel at the Small Press Expo in September called “Pro Tips: How Comics Get Reviewed”. Brigid Alverson, Michael Cavna, Dan Kois, Heidi MacDonald, Douglas Wolk, and I talked about how to get coverage for comics and what editors and critics are looking for. Now, the SPX team have posted the panel video […]

Disney and Turner Classic Movies Team Up
Dec 14th, 2014

There are a couple of things in this new Disney/Turner deal that I like the sound of. Disney is revamping its Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World with the help of Turner Classic Movies, which will get “Presented by” credits at the attraction. TCM will periodically (four-five times a year) air […]

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Goes Inside Studio Ghibli
Dec 10th, 2014

I know a number of my readers will be interested in this. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary about the workings of the famous animation studio that made such movies as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Secret World of Arrietty, Studio Ghibli. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness It will […]

Super-Fan Builds Makes a Groot Swing
Dec 8th, 2014

The folks behind the Man at Arms YouTube video series have just launched Super-Fan Builds. It’s a similar show, only a bit less violent, as they expand creative vision beyond weapons. In this first episode, the team builds a backyard swing based on Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. It’s an amazing piece, […]

Jessica Jones Casting Sounds Like a Good Idea
Dec 7th, 2014

The Netflix Marvel TV shows announced a year ago — short series featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage — have begun casting for their debut in 2015. First up, Krysten Ritter will play Jessica Jones in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Ritter was most recently on TV as the lead in Don’t Trust […]

Jingle Bells Disney Video Mashup
Dec 6th, 2014

Sponsored by Disney Movies Anywhere, this mashup assembles a wide variety of Disney characters into the classic “Jingle Bells”. I found it a fun, festive reminder of just how many great Disney movies there have been, from Mary Poppins to The Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas to Mickey Mouse and a variety of live-action films.

The Good Guys
Nov 29th, 2014

Let’s hear it for made-on-demand DVD sets, because it means I now have a copy of The Good Guys: The Complete First Season (which was the only season). This 2010 TV show was created by Matt Nix (who also created Burn Notice) and was a humorous take on cop shows set in Dallas, with the […]

Agent Carter Promo Clips Work
Nov 26th, 2014

Spinning out of Captain America: The First Avenger comes Marvel’s Agent Carter. One might make fun of the possessive title — are there others out there you’d confuse it with? — but it does keep the title sorted closely with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That’s significant because Agent Carter is a mid-season replacement for the […]

Star Trek Klingon Bloodwine Announced
Nov 26th, 2014

What a world we live in. If the franchise you’re a fan of is popular enough, there’s a licensed product for EVERYthing. Today’s case in point: Star Trek wine. Klingon Bloodwine (for which the press release provides the helpful translation “tlhIngan ‘Iw HIq”) is now available for preorder at Vinport.com, licensed from CBS Consumer Products. […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette Clips
Nov 17th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Although the home video release is next month, tomorrow marks the release of Guardians of the Galaxy digitally. And to promote it, Marvel has been releasing a ton of clips from the extra features. Here they are, starting with the Blu-ray release trailer. (I found it interesting that instead of critics, […]

Another Way to Get Batman: The Complete Series on Blu-ray
Nov 16th, 2014

There’s been lots of talk about the Batman Complete Series Limited Edition Blu-ray box set, which is expensive because it comes with various collectibles, including a cute little Batmobile. Some fans have asked how they can get the episodes on Blu-ray without the extras. Turns out that there’s a direct-response website where you can order […]

Adam West Talks About Making the Batman TV Show
Nov 13th, 2014

To commemorate the release of Batman: The Complete Series, Warner has released these short clips of Adam West discussing favorite topics about the show. Driving the Batmobile: Working with Cesar Romero, who played the Joker: The show’s campy nature in pop culture: And dancing the Batusi:

Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition
Nov 13th, 2014

Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition It’s here! It’s here! I was thrilled to finally get Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition (and you can see my pictures of the box opening). It’s been a long time (for complicated legal reasons), but the show is even more fun than I remembered. The episodes […]

Batman: The Complete TV Series Packaging Pictures
Nov 8th, 2014

I am so lucky to have gotten an advance copy of the Limited Edition Blu-ray collection of Batman: The Complete TV Series, which is out next Tuesday. So I took pictures of opening the box (helped by Stitch).

Marvel Features Cooking and Comic Connection
Nov 7th, 2014

I’ve long been interested in areas where comics and cooking intersect, whether it’s illustrated cookbooks, food-based graphic autobiographies, recipe webcomics, tie-in products, or recipes inspired by comics. That latter category is the focus of a new Marvel YouTube series, “3 Course Comics”. Marvel talent scout C.B. Cebulski cooks a dish that’s somehow Marvel-themed while talking […]

Marvel’s Upcoming Film Slate
Nov 3rd, 2014

Following Warner’s superhero movie slate announcement a couple of weeks ago, Marvel has laid out specifics of their movie plans in this video. Or, as they put it, details of their “cinematic universe”, which sounds much more exciting! The visuals are mostly logos, and the first couple are expected. After next year’s Avengers: Age of […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Out on Home Video for Holidays
Nov 3rd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy, like so many big movies these days, is getting a tiered release. You can rent or buy it digitally this month, on November 18, in HD or 3D formats. I’m curious to see it again, to see how it views differently now that I know the surprises […]

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise
Oct 26th, 2014

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise is now available on DVD. The special only runs 22 minutes, but there are tons of extras. Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Like the previous Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, the show is a string of random gags executed using Mego-style superhero […]

DC All Access Lists Upcoming Warner Superhero Films
Oct 25th, 2014

DC All Access ran down an announcement of all the upcoming Warner/DC superhero movies in this segment: Or if you’d rather jump right to the news, here’s a screen shot of the final run-down: That’s two superhero movies a year for five years, starting in 2016, plus unscheduled solo Batman and Superman movies. Warner Brothers […]

DC All Access Holding Popularity Contest for New Co-Host
Oct 25th, 2014

DC All Access, the weekly promo show on YouTube, is looking for a new co-host. To enter, you need to make a video and then get tons of retweets. Those with the most before November 11 will be considered. (DC Entertainment and Telepictures will make the final decision.) I’m curious to see who’s selected… and […]

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