5 Comic Reboots on Our Radar

5 Comic Reboots on Our Radar

The past few years have definitely been great for comic books. Not only have writers and illustrators come up with even more creative ways to present classic characters, but newer creatives have also added their own flair to the industry’s beloved icons. Of course, not every reboot is a good one — as we have seen from the likes of 2016’s Rebirth — but there are a few golden ones that break out of the mould and defy even the most stubborn naysayers. That said, here some of the best comic reboots on our radar:

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Popular Movies Turned Into Slot Machines

Popular Movies Turned Into Slot Machines

Hit blockbuster movies have always been a great vessel for franchising. If made right, even years after they are released they can still sell products and induce nostalgia in people. One popular way of franchising that often gets overlooked in today’s times is to turn hit movies into immensely entertaining slot machines. This is quite unfair, really, because when you combine hit films with engaging slot features, that’s where some real magic happens. If you need proof, just take a look at these popular movies that were made into some great slot machines: Read more

Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

2018 was another year of highs and lows on top of ups and downs thanks to the chaos of the daily news cycle, and the continued uncertainty about the future of cinema on the business side, as well as the magic of the theatrical experience that comes with the medium. But at the end of the day, the one constant positive was that in one way or the other, the movies were always there to make us laugh, give us catharsis, and escape the uncertain state of our current reality, regardless of genre, message or culture. And while Hollywood appeared to be moving in the direction toward rewarding films that connected with general audiences in this particular year, it was the genre films that stood out amongst the plethora of cinematic offerings through their thought-provoking messages about the current political climate, the state of society at this point in time, racial tensions, class struggles, mental illness and even how we connect to each other spiritually. From the films that had us gripping our armrests over existential terrors and the period pieces that went to 1970s New York and Victorian-era England, to heist films in contemporary America and stylish psychological thrillers, the cinema helped us ponder about the times we live in now, how we communicate with each other today, and who we are as people. So without further ado, this is a look back at the last year in movies, and the best films of 2018. Read more

Lifechanger Brings Shape-Shifting Horror to Theaters December 28

Lifechanger Brings Shape-Shifting Horror to Theaters December 28

Lifechanger is directed by Justin McConnell (Broken Mile, Skull World) and stars Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam James White, Rachel Vanduzer, Steve Kasan and Bill Oberst Jr. Raven Banner will release the film in select Canadian cinemas December 28, 2018! Read more

SuperGrid to Hit Canadian Theaters/VOD with Incredible New Poster & Film Festival Wins

SuperGrid to Hit Canadian Theaters/VOD with Incredible New Poster & Film Festival Wins

SuperGrid is a post-apocalyptic action film from the director of Wolfcop/Another Wolfcop – Lowell Dean. Starring Leo Fafard, Marshall Williams, Natalie Krill, Jay Reso, Amy Matysio and Jonathan Cherry, the film is scheduled for VOD release December 18th via Raven Banner, with a limited theatrical run in Canada starting December 14th.  Read more

Blockbuster Going Bust: One Store Remains of Legendary Chain

Blockbuster Going Bust: One Store Remains of Legendary Chain

In a petrol station car park in Oregon, a sight that was once commonplace now stands as a relic. Blockbuster used to be ubiquitous but the store in Bend is the last landmark of the legend of video rentals. The brand name will always ring true for the generations that grew up perusing videos and DVDs in store but that recognition is now nothing more than an exercise in nostalgia for those who don’t live in the region of Bend, Oregon. The inexorable rise of streaming may have reshaped society’s consumption of media but Blockbuster’s failure to adapt has led to its near-extinction. Read more

The Walking Dead Movie Trilogy & Scott Gimple’s Franchise Expansion Plans are Ambitious & Insane

The Walking Dead Movie Trilogy & Scott Gimple’s Franchise Expansion Plans are Ambitious & Insane

The Walking Dead is an AMC television adaptation from showrunner Angela Kang 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, Khary Paton, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Melissa McBride. Season nine is currently airing. Read more

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels to Bring 1930’s LA Horror to Showtime in 2019

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels to Bring 1930’s LA Horror to Showtime in 2019
[Press Release] SHOWTIME has announced the next chapter of the PENNY DREADFUL saga with PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. John Logan, creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy nominated series PENNY DREADFUL, will continue in those same roles. Joining him as an executive producer will be Michael Aguilar (KIDDING). Production is expected to begin in 2019. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Read more