Muppets Most Wanted — The Statler and Waldorf Cut
Aug 11th, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted is out on home video tomorrow. To mark the date, Disney has released this bonus feature, in which Statler and Waldorf present their own edit of the movie. It’s nice to see the characters so much like I remember them — this gag, although predictable, is exactly what they would want to […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service the Latest Mark Millar Comic to Become a Movie
Aug 7th, 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service might be the first Mark Millar-written comic to become a movie that I bother seeing. Kick-Ass looked too violent (and frankly, stupid), while Wanted seemed generic. But Kingsman has Colin Firth in some fine suits, as shown in this trailer. Unfortunately, the hero, a kid (Taron Egerton) taken under superspy Firth’s […]

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Now Available on Digital, DVD Coming August 19
Aug 7th, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I was surprised when a co-worker mentioned that he was going to finally get to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (which like me, he’d missed in the theaters), because I hadn’t realized it was available already from your favorite digital movie source, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox Video, and […]

Wrinkle in Time Movie Coming From Director of Frozen
Aug 6th, 2014

A Wrinkle in Time Variety has the exclusive news: Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen with Chris Buck, has chosen her next project: A Wrinkle in Time. Lee will write the bigscreen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney in which children travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One Due on DVD in September
Aug 6th, 2014

It’s a shame that they couldn’t get the timing better coordinated with the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. comic, but the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on September 9, just in time for the fall TV season. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 In addition to the 22 episodes, there are […]

Almost Human Available Through Warner Archive
Aug 5th, 2014

Without much fanfare, Warner Archive has made Almost Human: The Complete First Season available on DVD. There are even special features included: a gag reel, unaired scenes, and footage from the 2013 Comic-Con panel. The show only ran 13 episodes, starting last year, and it was one of those Fox science fiction projects that had […]

IDW Wants to Make a Dirk Gently TV Show… And Oh, Yeah, a Comic
Aug 4th, 2014

Dirk Gently IDW, which I think of as a comic publisher, has a film and TV development arm called IDW Entertainment that launched in November 2013. Today, they announced an option in connection with Ideate Media (established in April 2013 by the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia which “develops and seeks out […]

Diagram for Delinquents
Aug 3rd, 2014

Diagram for Delinquents is a movie-length documentary exploring Dr. Fredric Wertham and his effect on society with his drive to blame comics for juvenile delinquency. The documentary aims to start from zero for the audience, beginning with explaining comics and their readers with narration by Bradford Wright, author of Comic Book Nation; Carol Tilley, author […]

DC Releases Gotham Promo Clips
Aug 3rd, 2014

Gotham, the new DC TV series debuting on Fox on September 22, is a dark take on Batman’s supporting cast, focusing on the city and the origins of some of his best-known villains. We won’t see the hero himself, since Bruce Wayne at this point is a little kid; instead, young detective James Gordon (Ben […]

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. […]

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