[Press Release] Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 7, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD May 24.
Nothing is off limits for Daniel Tosh in his biting fourth special, “People Pleaser” which will be available on DVD April 19th. Politically incorrect and brutally honest, the host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0″ takes shots at his least favorite members of society – including himself.
Wednesday is here, and new comics are within reach. So you may be like me and are still reading through the stack of comics from the last couple weeks, better make some room for these new titles I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more
Van Halst have released their first studio album, World of Make Believe. Fronted by Kami Van Halst, her eclectic vocals, along with honest and direct lyrics gives the album a sentimental and intimate vibe. Musically, the diverse styling designs a unique tone and helps accentuate the socially-aware messages in each track. The record has grabbed a lot of attention since its release in early March of 2016 and is a great example of a metal group who wants to influence change through music.
With the release of their first studio album, Van Halst will be celebrating by holding their CD release party in Edmonton, AB at Filthy McNasty’s on Saturday April 2nd, 2015 . Accompanying them will be, The Order of Chaos and Monarch Sky. This is be one you won’t want to miss.
I’ve been sick of superhero movies for a while now, hype or no hype. There’s just been so many. I remember this happened with vampire movies and also zombie movies – not long after they get popular there’s a giant glut of the things. Then someone comes along to reinvent it and gets blamed for the whole thing tanking. The genre is ripe; I bet the Stephanie Meyers of superhero movies is busy making a genre-killer as we speak. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is probably not said genre-killer, but it is definitely a warning sign that one is coming. Read more
While looking at the top 25 titles in sales from October 2015 only three DC titles were large enough to crack the ranks. Other than Paper Girls from Image Comics, Marvel had the remaining 21 spots. Other publishers must find Marvel hard to compete with, especially when eleven of those Marvel books were #1 issues. If readers wonder why publishers are constantly “rebooting” or “relaunching” or “all-new-ing” then one could conclude it’s because #1 issues sell better then most, and this is definitely a valid reason to create more #1 issues from a sales perspective. Which leads me to DC Comics “REBIRTH” – beginning in late May all the DC titles will be dialed back to #1 (other than Detective and Action Comics, which will be dialed forward to #934 and #957 respectively, in a completely different marketing strategy). Co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, along with Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns claim this not a reboot, stating that Rebirth will aim to take “the best of DC’s past, embrace the stories we currently love and move the entire epic universe into the future”. Unfortunately this sounds worse than a reboot, mashing together bits and pieces of the past into current character stories will presumably end in a bunch of confused readers. Read more
From Starz, creators Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine alongside producer Michael Bay comes the hit pirate drama series Black Sails. This series stars Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Zach McGowan, Tom Hopper, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Hannah New, Clara Paget, Toby Schmitz, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Ray Stevenson. Season three has concluded and season four will première in 2017.
The Walking Dead is an AMC television adaptation from showrunner Scott Gimple pulled from the pages of the hit Image comic series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Melissa McBride. It’s currently airing it’s sixth season.
Check out my album of the week right here (Amon Amarth – Jomsviking) with a direct link to a Spotify playlist so your lazy asses can click right off them phones and start playing it right then and there. It’s the future!
From Valiant Comics comes the mega-sized Bloodshot Annual #1. This special, jampacked comic is Written by JEFF LEMIRE with RAY FAWKES, MICHEL FIFFE & BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY featuring Art by KANO with RAY FAWKES, BENJAMIN MARRA, and PAUL MAYBURY. It is available in stores now!
From Disney and director J.J. Abrams comes the sequel to the original trilogy – Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, the film was released December 18th, 2015. It hits VOD April 1 and DVD/Blu-ray April 5th, 2016.
Game of Thrones is an adaptation of the epic dark fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire from writer George R.R. Martin and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The series airs exclusively on HBO and stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke. Season 6 debuts April 24th.
From Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures and producers Ben Edlund and Barry Josephson, comes the new live-action TV series The Tick. Starring Peter Serafinowicz in the title role, Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry, the series’ first two episodes will be directed by Wally Pfister. No release date has been announced at this time.