Mark’s Most Remarkable Films of 2016: Zootopia, Arrival & Sausage Party

Mark’s Most Remarkable Films of 2016: Zootopia, Arrival & Sausage Party

It’s time to look back through the movies of 2016 and, awards-show style, pick the most remarkable films in a variety of categories.   A couple rules: only films I’ve reviewed are qualified and only one film can be nominated for each category, for… reasons.  I’ll present you the nominations first, then the winners after, with a runner-up in every category.  See if you can guess. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/28/16: LOVE IS LOVE, KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT & AD AFTER DEATH

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/28/16: LOVE IS LOVE, KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT & AD AFTER DEATH

It is the last Wednesday of the year, Christmas has come and gone, so hopefully you saved some extra cash for this weeks new released comics. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week. Regardless, here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

Assassin’s Creed: Visually Rich but Badly in Need of a Re-write [Review]

Assassin’s Creed: Visually Rich but Badly in Need of a Re-write [Review]

I could see one movie to review this week and the choice came down between Assassin’s Creed and Sing.  One of these had already been given substantially lower viewer ratings than the other but it has also been given Michael Fassbender, one of the most handsome men ever.  The choice was obvious.  And for those of you facing a similar choice, I am here to tell you – Michael Fassbender spends an unnecessarily large amount of screen time without a shirt and because of that I enjoyed this show a lot more than I otherwise would have. Read more

Keven’s Favorite Things from 2016 Including Animosity & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Keven’s Favorite Things from 2016 Including Animosity & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2016 has come to a close (well…. Shortly it will be anyway) so I’m here to rattle off what I loved the most about this past year — a year that was riddled with celebrity death, political turmoil and whatever else people felt like complaining about (real or not). So let’s cut to the good stuff, the best of film, comics, music and television. Shall we? Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/21/16: LOCKE & KEY, GAMORA & DIVINITY III

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/21/16: LOCKE & KEY, GAMORA & DIVINITY III

Wednesday is here, and Christmas is just around the corner, so if you need any last minute gifts here are some new comics comic out this week. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week (or last Christmas). Regardless, here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

Krampus is Taking Christmas Back: The Definitive Film & Reading List Honouring The Anti-Santa

Krampus is Taking Christmas Back: The Definitive Film & Reading List Honouring The Anti-Santa

If you’ve ever been curious about Krampus, aka the anti-Santa Claus, the mythical being who punishes the bad kids around Christmas time instead of rewarding them with a Nintendo 64 – then here’s what you need to know. These are the definitive films and books you need to check out immediately over the holidays. Read more

Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt Can’t Save this Boring Space Odyssey [Review]

Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt Can’t Save this Boring Space Odyssey [Review]

If you’re going to drop a sci-fi movie in late December and it’s directed by the guy who made The Imitation Game and stars Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), you would expect a lot, right? I mean, I certainly would. On paper, Passengers has all the makings of a star-powered vehicle that would cash in around the holidays and even generate some awards buzz. Unfortunately, for Passengers, they didn’t show this movie on paper, because none of the playbook meshes together on screen, and the result is tedious and melodramatic. Read more

Goldar Revealed in Power Rangers Movie Toy Ad & He is Very, Very Golden

Goldar Revealed in Power Rangers Movie Toy Ad & He is Very, Very Golden

From Lionsgate and director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), comes Power Rangers. The new big screen reboot of the popular kids show was penned by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) and stars Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger), Becky G (Yellow Ranger), Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader and Elizabeth Banks. Power Rangers hits theatres March 24, 2017. Read more

Blade Runner 2049 Announcement Teaser Trailer Brings Rick Deckard Face to Face with Officer K

Blade Runner 2049 Announcement Teaser Trailer Brings Rick Deckard Face to Face with Officer K

From Warner Bros, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and co-producer Ridley Scott comes the long awaited sequel: Bladerunner 2049. Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana De Armas and Lennie James, the film hits theaters October 6, 2017. Read more

The Top 5 New & Ongoing Comics of 2016 Including Black Hammer & Bloodshot Reborn

The Top 5 New & Ongoing Comics of 2016 Including Black Hammer & Bloodshot Reborn

The past year has been a pretty bumpy ride, but looking back on the events of 2016, there have been some fantastic new comic series and a few returning greats. For most of the year I found myself attempted to ignore these event, and spend more time in the imaginary world of comics. Despite the total number of books I read this reaching an all time personal high, I am sure there are many series that I missed out on, and will have to catch up once they are printed in collection. Read more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Make No Mistake This is a War Movie [Review]

Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story – Make No Mistake This is a War Movie [Review]

My goodness, director Gareth Edwards had some pretty big shoes to fill – Rogue One had to bridge the fairly sizable gap between Episode III and IV, it had to tell a great story about how the plans for the Death Star were acquired, it had to fit thematically and visually with all the other films and yet still feel fresh.  Other films have tried that and failed – in this very franchise.  Anyway, that’s a tall order.  Luckily, in my mind, Rogue One succeeds on all counts. Read more

Christmas Gift Basket Giveaway: Game of Thrones, Star Trek Beyond & Black Sails

Christmas Gift Basket Giveaway: Game of Thrones, Star Trek Beyond & Black Sails

Updated: Winner Chosen! — Fox Force Five News and Showcase Comics and Hobbies have teamed up for a major holiday gift basket giveaway with a total value of over $200 worth of DVDs/Blu-rays. All you need to do is click LIKE on both Facebook pages. Done. Do it now! DOOOOO IIIT! Read more

Analysis: Dunkirk Prologue Hints at Tension and Intensity of Christopher Nolan’s Latest in IMAX

Analysis: Dunkirk Prologue Hints at Tension and Intensity of Christopher Nolan’s Latest in IMAX

On Wednesday, Warner Brothers dropped the official trailer for Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan’s next movie. While it showed plenty of drama and action sequences around the historic evacuation, it didn’t necessarily give anything away (not shocking considering it’s coming from Nolan, who is all about teases). Personally, I think the trailer is great, but I’ve talked to more than a handful of people who came away unimpressed with the first full trailer.

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Dunkirk Trailer Reveals Christopher Nolan’s Stunning True War Story

Dunkirk Trailer Reveals Christopher Nolan’s Stunning True War Story

From Warner Bros. Pictures and writer/director Christopher Nolan comes the true story war film Dunkirk. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy and Tom Hardy. The film which was shot with IMAX cameras will open theatrically on July 21, 2017. Read more