Loki Sells Cars: Jaguar’s British Villains Campaign
May 16th, 2014

Apparently, this ad ran during the Super Bowl, but I’ve only just now seen it: Tom Hiddleston (Loki in The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World), Mark Strong (known to me from the Sherlock Holmes film), and Sir Ben Kingsley (many many roles but most recently a bad guy in Iron Man 3) riff on […]

Good Week for Comic-Inspired TV News: Agent Carter, Gotham, Constantine, More
May 9th, 2014

If you like watching comic-inspired series on TV, you’ve got a lot of shows coming up. According to ICv2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a second season. Although ABC/Disney demonstrated faith in it early on, giving the show an early full-season pickup, the storytelling and ratings have both been disappointing. With the recent […]

Dreams Come True! WKRP Complete Series Coming
May 9th, 2014

When I wrote about the complete Hill Street Blues DVD set that came out at the end of last month, I mentioned that I really hoped that Shout! Factory would do a similar set for WKRP in Cincinnati. Ha! I called it! TV Shows on DVD is reporting that Shout! has “licensed the show’s home […]

Big Bang Theory on Discount From Amazon
May 8th, 2014

Looks like it’s a good time to get The Big Bang Theory on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon, since they have box sets as low as $15 a season. I like the show, and it’s got a ton of comic references, if you’re into that kind of thing. (All prices as of time of posting.) […]

I, Frankenstein
May 4th, 2014

Out Tuesday, May 13, on home video — or now, if you want a digital copy — is I, Frankenstein, a steampunk action movie starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular creature, Adam. I, Frankenstein After killing his creator’s beloved — and inadvertantly his creator, who followed the monster into the winter wastes and perished — […]

Escape From Tomorrow
May 4th, 2014

Escape From Tomorrow is infamous as the movie that was filmed at Walt Disney World and Disneyland without company permission. Given that it’s a surreal suburban horror movie, I can see why no approvals were sought. Escape From Tomorrow Like many people, I suspect, I only watched it because of its setting, since I’m not […]

Complete Hill Street Blues Now Available on DVD
May 1st, 2014

It’s one of the most important TV shows of the modern era, and now the complete Hill Street Blues series is available on DVD from Shout! Factory. Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series Shout! does really nice, fan-conscious packages. The show ran from 1981-1987, 144 episodes, contained here on 34 discs. There are extras, including […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailers Build Excitement
Apr 18th, 2014

The first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, released last fall, focused on closeups of the many stars populating the mutant film — Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence — mixed with shots of the new characters, emphasizing the many superpowered mutants, all with […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Want to Ride Captain America Movie’s Coattails
Apr 8th, 2014

It’s no surprise that Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a dynamite opening weekend, setting a new box office record for April with a $96+ million take. Internationally, it’s also doing well, taking in more already than the first Captain America made overseas in total. The sequel is expected to far surpass the original overall. […]

The Muppets Character Encyclopedia
Mar 30th, 2014

Whatever you thought about Muppets Most Wanted, it’s a great thing that the movie means more Muppet stuff. Like this attractive reference. The Muppets Character Encyclopedia The Muppets Character Encyclopedia is chock-full of profiles of muppets both well-known and obscure. I thought I was a big fan, but I learned a bunch, while also having […]

Geeks Who Drink Holding Avengers Movies Pub Quiz
Mar 30th, 2014

The Captain America: Winter Soldier movie comes out this Friday, April 4 — and as a tie-in, Geeks Who Drink is holding a nationwide pub quiz the night before dedicated to the Avengers movies. Teams are six people, anyone there (playing or watching) has to pay $5, and they’ll add in some material from the […]

Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef Cook With Nerdy Nummies
Mar 29th, 2014

I know it’s yet more promotion for the new movie Muppets Most Wanted, but I couldn’t help laughing at Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef appearing on Nerdy Nummies, a YouTube baking show. I didn’t know about this show, and I’ll definitely be checking out other episodes, even without puppets. I’m told the Rubiks Cube […]

New Complete Harry Potter Collection Much Cheaper
Mar 29th, 2014

Two years ago, Warner Bros. released the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, a way to get all the movies in one big set. Then priced at $500, it sold out. Now, they’ve announced the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection. If you were willing to wait two years, you now will pay $250 (or less) for basically the […]

Spider-Man Spokesman for Earth Hour — Tonight!
Mar 29th, 2014

Earth Hour is a global event to turn off lights for an hour as one of many ways to support the planet. It’s tonight, at 8:30 local time. This year, Spider-Man is a global ambassador to promote the event (and the upcoming movie, out May 2). Here are the film’s stars talking about the event: […]

Eastsiders, Gay Comedy Series, Launches Webcomic
Mar 24th, 2014

I’m not familiar with EastSiders, which can be watched online. I’m told it’s “a dark comedy about a gay couple dealing with the aftermath of infidelity in Silver Lake, CA.” To continue beyond the end of the first season, series creator Kit Williamson is writing a tie-in webcomic picking up from the final scene, updating […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
Mar 24th, 2014

I like the mutant movies — yes, even X-Men 3 — but this X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer looks awfully dark and grim. 70s costumes rock, though. I guess, since Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men films, is back, I should have more faith and hope. It’s certainly got an amazingly full […]

Muppets Most Wanted
Mar 23rd, 2014

I found Muppets Most Wanted only mildly disappointing because I didn’t have very high expectations for it in the first place. There are spoilers below. I don’t regret going — KC and I laughed a bit, and it’s always good to see the beloved characters again. But perhaps my biggest let-down was that the puppetry […]

Sparks — An Indy Superhero Movie
Mar 23rd, 2014

Everyone thinks they can make a superhero movie these days. Catastrophic Comics was a short-lived (2008-2009) publisher that released four Sparks issues out of a planned eight. (The Sparks graphic novel in paperback came out last year, though.) The company was best known for being co-owned by William Katt. Now, that comic story has come […]

Long-Awaited Stripped Documentary Wants to Top iTunes Chart
Mar 18th, 2014

Dave Kellett (cartoonist of Sheldon) and Fred Schroeder have been working on Stripped, their documentary on comic strips and their creators, for a long time. The original Kickstarter funded at over $100,000 in September 2011, 2 1/2 years ago, with a planned delivery in January 2012. Now, the end is in sight. Original backers are […]

Movie Promotion Seeking Spidey Super Fans
Mar 10th, 2014

Maybe they should find another name than “super fans”, given the companies involved… anyway, to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2, out May 2, five regional events are being held to find “five knowledgeable and enthusiastic Spider-Man super fans”. Those selected at these casting company auditions will be flown to either Los Angeles or New York […]

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