There’s Going to Be a Choose Your Own Adventure Movie That Will Let You Actually Choose

Twentieth Century Fox has a Choose Your Own Adventure movie in development. That’s not surprising — in a world that’s seen a Battleship licensed movie, every fond memory of our childhood is suitable for brand extension, and this one is better-known than many. What did surprise me is the announcement that they will be using CtrlMovie technology to allow the audience to decide how the movie will go using an app. Viewers vote to decide what characters will do at […]

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Black Panther Extras Promote the Women of Wakanda

To draw attention to the imminent release of Black Panther on home video — you can rent the digital version starting tomorrow, with the Blu-ray release a week after, on May 15 — Marvel is promoting one of the special features, “The Warriors Within”, which focuses on the importance of the women of Wakanda (and how the actresses learned to fight). Here are two clips: A photo gallery: As well as these interview statements: Lupita Nyong’o: “I love the way […]

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Daphne & Velma Get Their Own Movie

Daphne and Velma, the two women of the Scooby-Doo team, are getting their own movie! It’s a prequel, from before they met the talking dog, and it’s live action! Sarah Jeffery (Descendants: Wicked World) plays Daphne and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) plays Velma. Here’s the trailer and description: State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new […]

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Rockula Coming to Blu-ray!

I guarantee most of you have never heard of Rockula, a cheesy bad movie from 1990 starring Dean Cameron as a teenage vampire. His mother is played by Toni Basil, his nemesis is Thomas Dolby (yes, the musician, who plays a pirate with a peg leg), and his band includes Bo Diddley. Every 22 years, his fated love gets killed by the pirate, only to be reincarnated. He’s determined to break the cycle this time, and becoming a rock star […]

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Warner Combines Movie Streaming Services, Shutting Down Warner Archive Instant

Time Warner had FilmStruck (launched 2016), an arthouse movie streaming service focusing on indie and foreign films. They also had Warner Archive Instant (launched 2013), which provided streaming of classic movie and TV shows. Now, they just have FilmStruck, with the classic movies moving over to the first service, including such well-known titles as Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, Singin’ in the Rain, Citizen Kane, The Music Man, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, and Cat People. The Warner Archive […]

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Studio Ghibli Fest Returns for 2018

Last year, the Studio Ghibli Fest, an exhibition of six anime classics, was so popular that additional showings were added. Now comes the announcement for Studio Ghibli Fest 2018, this time with nine films. Each film is shown across three days, two dubbed (Sundays and Wednesdays) and one subtitled (Mondays). Here’s the schedule: Ponyo (10th Anniversary) — Sunday, March 25; Monday, March 26; and Wednesday, March 28 When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, […]

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Lady and the Tramp Gets Signature Edition

Lady and the Tramp is coming back to Blu-ray at the end of next month as a Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition, and they’ve managed to come up with some new extra features for it. The 1955 animated movie was Disney’s 15th, the story of a pampered cocker spaniel and a street-savvy mongrel dog falling in love. It was previously released as part of the Diamond Edition line in 2012 and as a 50th anniversary DVD Platinum Edition in 2006. […]

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Win Cool Craft Swag From Comet TV

That terrific young witches movie The Craft is showing on Comet TV this coming weekend — Sunday, January 21, at 6E/5C/6P and Monday, January 22, at 8E/7C/8P. If you’re unfamiliar, four teens — played by Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk — experiment with witchcraft, but when they start taking revenge on those who’ve wronged them, things get out of control. Here’s the trailer: And an oral history of making the film, which came out in 1996. […]

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