Guardians of the Galaxy
Jul 31st, 2014

I only went to see Guardians of the Galaxy tonight because KC and a friend wanted to go, and I figured it was now or never — wait too long to see a big picture (which means longer than opening weekend these days), and too much will be spoiled. (No spoilers here.) I’m really glad […]

Ant-Man Announces Cast Members With Comic-Con Appearances
Jul 28th, 2014

Like everyone else, I’m unhappy to hear that Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End) will no longer be directing Marvel’s Ant-Man movie, since I like his unique visual sense. However, I still want to see Paul Rudd (as Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) super-heroing together. Particularly after seeing footage […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past on DVD October, Digital HD September
Jul 27th, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced home video release dates for X-Men: Days of Future Past. X-Men: Days of Future Past The movie will be available on Blu-ray on October 14, with digital purchases available a month earlier, on September 23. The packages include a Blu-ray with digital copy (shown here, list price $40), […]

Star Trek Beer?!? Klingon Warnog Launches
Jul 27th, 2014

Indiana-based Tin Man Brewing Company, under license by CBS Consumer Products, has launched the first in a line of Star Trek-themed alcoholic beverages in the US. Klingon Warnog, “a high-quality Roggen Dunkelweiss (Danish Rye Beer) that captures the warrior essence of the Klingon culture with its bold and unique taste”, will be available starting tomorrow […]

Simon Pegg Returns in Hector and the Search for Happiness
Jul 26th, 2014

Out in the US in September is Simon Pegg’s newest movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness. The trailer (below) makes this look like a typical “what does life really mean?” middle-aged search for identity (and validation that one’s made the right decisions), but then, we know that from the title. Great cast, though, particularly […]

Batman: The Complete Television Series Image, Details Released
Jul 25th, 2014

In conjunction with their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the above image of the Limited Edition Blu-ray set of Batman: The Complete Television Series, which will be available on November 11. As you can see, they’re playing up the Day-Glo 60s camp aspects. The sets will […]

Lucy Opens Today — The Black Widow Movie That Should Have Been?
Jul 25th, 2014

Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie after loving Scarlett Johansson’s performance as the superspy in The Avengers movie. Marvel’s been resistant, perhaps because they have so many other films in production, perhaps because they aren’t sure whether a woman can headline a superhero flick. I suspect this weekend’s Lucy, a sci-fi action […]

Apple Stickers Ad Features Manga Chi, Wonder Woman
Jul 25th, 2014

Apple’s newest TV ad, “Stickers”, shown here, promotes the love users have for the MacBook Air lightweight laptop. (I can affirm — I got mine earlier this month, and I absolutely adore it. So fast and responsive!) People love to decorate, to personalize their Apple machines, and the ad demonstrates just how creative they can […]

Wonder Woman TV Show on Deep Discount, Also Marvel Movies
Jul 23rd, 2014

Amazon’s deal of the week is Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection, all three seasons of the 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter. At 68% off, the set is now available for $37, or about $12 a season. (And it’s apparently been popular, since there’s a short delay in shipping.) If you’d rather visit the Marvel […]

Franklin & Bash Returns August 13
Jul 22nd, 2014

I had no idea they were making more Franklin & Bash, but I’ll be watching. I like this summer series full of stupid fun, as two frat-boy-style lawyers (Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar) take on cases in idiosyncratic style. Season 4 debuts August 13 on TNT, as described in this short ad. Glad to see […]

The Movie I’m Most Looking Forward to This Summer: Magic in the Moonlight
Jul 21st, 2014

I am not a Woody Allen fan. It’s not any kind of ethical statement (although shacking up with your much-younger stepdaughter is a tad odd, or at least feudal); it’s that I don’t enjoy movies about middle-aged and older guys freaking out about becoming older and/or single and hitting on younger women as a result. […]

Batman TV Show Promoted on San Diego Con Hotel Keys, Pre-Orders Now Available
Jul 17th, 2014

Now that hotel keys are flat pieces of plastic, they’ve become an advertising medium, since every visitor has to look at them at least once a day. To promote the upcoming DVD release of Batman: The Complete Television Series, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will feature the show on thousands of hotel key cards across more […]

Stripped — The Comic Strip Documentary
Jul 14th, 2014

A product of love, and a couple of Kickstarters, Stripped is available to order this month in the Diamond Previews catalog. Use code JUL14 2704 to get the $19.99 DVD containing an hour-and-a-half documentary in late August. It’s required viewing for anyone interested in comic strips and/or webcomics, since the makers (Dave Kellett, author of […]

Geek Cred New YouTube Sitcom Set in Comic Store
Jul 9th, 2014

The plots aren’t anything new or unusual to anyone who’s spent any time in a comic store, but fans may want to check out Geek Cred (warning, auto-play video), a YouTube sitcom set in a comic store (a real one, Comic Bug in California). The latest episode (shown here) is the fourth, and it introduces […]

More News on Batman TV Show DVD
Jul 5th, 2014

As promised early this year, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will finally release Batman: The Complete Television Series on DVD. It’s now slated for November, with Blu-ray and digital HD formats also mentioned. To promote the release, they’ve put out this “sizzle video”: More information will be shared at a Comic-Con International panel with Adam West, […]

Boom! Announces Sleepy Hollow Comic for October
Jul 4th, 2014

Boom! Studios will be releasing a Sleepy Hollow four-issue miniseries in October. The comic will be written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Jorge Coelho, and the stories will be set during season one of the show. The issues will also include backup stories by Noelle Stevenson. The cover to issue #1 is by Phil […]

Pow! Zap! Classic Batman TV Show Appears as Slot Machine
Jun 21st, 2014

You can’t get the 1960s Batman TV show on DVD (legally) (yet), but you can watch clips while gambling now that the Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game is making its world premiere next week. The launch is being held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. (That’s apparently in the triangle between […]

Criterion Reverses Direction on Blu-ray Packages
Jun 21st, 2014

Last fall, Criterion announced that they would no longer give customers a choice between buying DVDs or Blu-ray format. Instead, they would release only combo packs, with both formats, due to production costs. However, they’ve now changed that plan. From their blog: … no one seemed particularly happy with the solution. Blu-ray customers didn’t like […]

William Shatner Launches Online Wine Show on Monday
Jun 21st, 2014

On Monday, Ora.TV (an online TV distribution and production network co-founded by Larry King) will launch a new show starring William Shatner called “Brown Bag Wine Tasting“. It’s got an odd premise, but one that could be conversationally fruitful (ha!): Shatner sits down with someone and pours them an unidentified “mystery wine” (from a brown […]

Micheal Keaton Plays Former Superhero Actor in Birdman
Jun 15th, 2014

This looks like an odd but intriguing film. Birdman, due out October 17, “is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and […]

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