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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”

There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.

It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman
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Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1 Coming to DVD Oct. 10th!

For Immediate Release

Your Favorite DC Super Heroes Unite For Non-stop Thrills As

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment And DC Entertainment Release

Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1

On DVD October 10, 2017

Celebrity-Laden Cast Features Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, James Woods, Carl Reiner, Christian Slater, Jon Cryer, Sean Astin, Ken Jeong, Andy Richter, Diedrich Bader and more

Burbank, CA (August 3, 2017) – The world’s most beloved DC Super Heroes are back together – but unlike any iteration you’ve ever seen – as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment present Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1, the first DVD collection of the hit Cartoon Network animated series! Featuring the voices of some of the top celebrities in the business today, Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1 comes to DVD ($18.94 Srp) on October 10, 2017.

Witness the Justice League like never before in this all-new animated series where the pace is quick, the action is relentless and the fun is non-stop!
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Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer with New Board Game, Shirts & Contest

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Joss Whedon's seminal series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products is celebrating 20 years of slaying this year with new shirts, a board game, comics, a coloring book, a yearbook-themed contest, and more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2017) – The genre-busting cult classic from Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old on March 10, 2017! To celebrate Buffy Summers, the Scoobies and all the monsters that go bump in the night, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announces exciting product launches – from board games to new books to fashion accessories to apparel -- and multiple fan-focused activities including a “Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest” offering a trip to 2017 San Diego Comic Con.

Plus, on the anniversary, fans can tune-in to relive the two-part premiere episode on Pop (to find your channel go on March 10th at 9 Am Et/Pt.

New Buffy
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Writers Reassemble & Conceive a New Episode

Star Trek fans are in for a treat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creative team behind Deep Space Nine has reconvened for a new documentary.Part of the long-running sci-fi franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine starred Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, René Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell, Nicole de Boer, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, and Armin Shimerman. The syndicated series ran for seven seasons before ending in 1999.Read More…
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Timeless Bosses on What Rittenhouse Really Wants, Where Flynn Is Headed

Timeless Bosses on What Rittenhouse Really Wants, Where Flynn Is Headed
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Monday’s Timeless

Timeless‘ Lucy could probably use a shower after meeting Rittenhouse’s creepy founding father during Monday night’s fall finale.

Related24 Alum Gets Timeless

The mysterious organization is actually the brainchild of a singular person in 1780: David Rittenhouse (played by Buffy vet Armin Shimerman), who teaches his son John that peasants, like the hands of a clock, need someone to guide them under the pretense of democracy.

David is no fool, and quickly recognizes that the time-travelers have come to kill him. After giving Lucy a disturbing once-over, he sends her to his bedchambers,
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Mike Gold: Patton Oswalt Really Is Everywhere!

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Patton Oswalt is ubiquitous.

The comedian / actor / writer / producer has a list of credits longer than Reed Richards’ arm, and if I mention just some of the shows he’s been in (or voiced) that I enjoyed, you’ll understand why I think he’s tapped into my cable feed. But, in the interest of full disclosure, this personal list includes Justified, Agents of Shield, Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Futurama, Burn Notice, Veep, Archer, and Static Shock. He’s co-starring in the newly revived Mystery Science Theater 3000 playing the latest newest member of the Forrester family. And he steals the spotlight in Foil, one of Weird Al Yankovic’s best videos.

If somebody semi-knowledgeable told me Oswalt is one of the guys in the Daleks cans, I’d probably believe ‘em.

He’s made no secret of his being a comic book fan – he pitched a “death of Superman” story
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Event Review – Destination Star Trek: Europe 2016

Tony Black reports from Destination Star Trek: Europe 2016…

Star Trek @ 50. Why hasn’t more of a fuss been made? That’s been on many Trekkie thoughts over the course of this year. Sure, Star Trek Beyond hit cinemas and Star Trek: Discovery is about to start filming, but celebrations of the landmark birthday for, arguably, the most iconic television series in history have been surprisingly scant. Hailing Destination: Star Trek Europe, which lowered its shields for the third time since 2012 for a massive, three-day celebration of all things Star Trek at the National Exhibition Centre outside Birmingham – and I was lucky enough to snaffle a press pass & beam my way onto the bridge.

Sadly, I wasn’t quite lucky enough to be there from the press-exclusive outset due to the pesky job I have to maintain, but I did have a few Section 31 agents on the ground who I
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Glenn Hauman: Trek Against Trump

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Fifty years and one month ago, a new TV show came to the airwaves that was unlike anything ever really seen before – science fiction, but not childish stories of space cadets with their zap guns, only different from shoot-em-up westerns because they shot beams of light instead of bullets of lead. Star Trek was something different. Unique. And incredibly long lived. Star Trek has become part of the American story, with the original model of the U.S.S. Enterprise hanging in the Milestones of Flight section of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, right next to the Spirit of St. Louis.

David Gerrold, author of the episode “The Trouble With Tribbles”, recently wrote,

“From the beginning, Star Trek was a series of little morality plays. From the beginning, Star Trek was an examination of the human condition. From the beginning, Star Trek was a vision of a future
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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best

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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best
Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list.

There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made.

Read More: ‘Star Trek’ Wants to Regulate Fan Culture, But It’s Not Going to Be Easy

There are the vibrant fan communities that, even during the franchise’s many dormant periods, ensured that “Star Trek” would never actually die. And there are the many real-life scientists and astronauts whose passion for boldly going into the real depths of the unknown were inspired by a show
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Molly Jackson: The Ongoing Mission

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This past weekend I attended Star Trek Mission in New York City. Despite my Trekkie status, this was actually my very first Star Trek convention. It was a great experience to finally have and it was nice to see a whole group of people that share my love and passion for Star Trek. I got stopped on my way to and from there, with other attendees sharing the Vulcan hand symbol or asking questions. It was a great community convention, with a community all our own.

A big theme of the convention was diversity. It was echoed and praised at every panel I was in. Fans referred to it as a major point of the show in their Q&A. The writers for Star Trek Discovery made a point of mentioning it in their very vague show plans. (Seriously, they gave up nothing!) Every panelist made a point to speak
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor for Ratchet & Clank

Our famous Lomax is back and not on a video game.

In Ratchet & Clank, the heroic duo must stop a nefarious space captain from destroying the universe. He must join a team of galactic heroes in order to stop the invading forces.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: Thank you for speaking with me. The last time I’ve talked with you, I had you and your counterpart together for an interview. It’s interesting to talk to Ratchet and not Clank.

James Arnold Taylor: [Chuckles] It’s strange to have Ratchet and not Clank around me. I’m telling ya.
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor David Kaye For Ratchet & Clank

Once again, the universe needs to be saved.

The video game to animated movie, Ratchet & Clank, features our heroic duo Lombax and small robot in an effort to save the universe from an evil alien.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

The animated film is a retelling of how Ratchet and Clank first met and their fight against Chairman Drek.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: It’s always weird to speak with the voice of Clank without the voice of Ratchet. [Laughter]

David Kaye: [Laughter] Yeah. Have you talked with James, yet?

Lrm: No, I haven’t. The last time I’ve talked
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Horror Highlights: Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, Ahs Season 6 Promos, Satanic Panic, Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse

Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one…” because they were zombies?! That’s author C.A. Verstraete’s proposition in the horror novel Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Also in today’s Highlights: new promos for American Horror Story Season 6, Satanic Panic release details, and info on the world debut of Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Book Release Details & Cover Art: On September 13th, C.A. Verstraete’s Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter will be released in paperback and on Kindle.

“Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an ax and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy, and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
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Watch the trailer for Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

A trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse which is set to make its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival this October; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Two comedians. One apocalypse. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, down on their luck comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. Accompanied by their trusty dog Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel, the duo must struggle against the mundane realities of the collapse of civilization while retaining their decency and rationality as the rest of humanity starts getting really, really weird.

Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse features a cast that includes Gabriel Diani, Etta Devine,Barry Bostwick, Armin Shimerman, Jonathan Silverman, Janet Varney, Harry Groener and Kirsten Vangsness.
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Barry Jenner Dies: Admiral Ross On ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Was 75

Character actor Barry Jenner, best known for his pivotal role as Admiral William Ross on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and with credits including recurring roles on Dallas, Knott’s Landing, Family Matters and many others, died on August 9, his family has announced. He was 75. As news of his passing spread, Jenner’s Deep Space Nine colleague Armin Shimerman, who played the Ferengi bar owner Quark for the show’s entire run, expressed his shock and sadness on Twitter. My…
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Disney Dominates Weekend Box Office with Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War

Disney Dominates Weekend Box Office with Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War
The last weekend in April is normally rather quiet at the box office, since it represents the calm before the storm that is the summer movie season. Next weekend, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War kicks off the summer movie season, but Disney's The Jungle Book has been dominating since opening earlier this month. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic has won for the third straight week in a row, taking in an impressive $42.4 million, beating three newcomers who all underperformed, Keanu, Mother's Day and Ratchet & Clank. Captain America: Civil War also posted impressive box office numbers in its international debut this weekend.

Last weekend, The Jungle Book dropped just 41.1% to take in $60.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, the Disney adventure only dropped an impressive 31% in its third weekend, earning $42.4 million from 4,041 for an impressive $10,502per-screen average. The movie has earned just over $252 million domestically and $684.7 million worldwide,
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Movie Review: Ratchet and Clank

I would feel dishonest writing this review if I didn’t mention my attachment to the game series on which this film is based: I am a massive fan and have been playing them since Ratchet and Clank was first released in 2002. I have played every single entry in the franchise and have almost always been completely satisfied with my experience. Naturally, when I heard my beloved duo was making the transition to the big screen, I was delighted. Perhaps it was these admittedly high expectations that led to it being a generally disappointing experience, however there are a few reasons that I think I would have come to this conclusion regardless of my history with the franchise.

The film follows Ratchet (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), a young Lombax hoping to become a hero. Meanwhile, Alonzo Drek (voiced by Paul Giamatti) and his evil partners Dr. Nefarious (voiced by
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Movie Review – Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Ratchet & Clank, 2016

Directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland

Starring James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Armin Shimerman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone


When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

It’s a big year for video game movies. While we only had one last year in Hitman: Agent 47 – which didn’t perform all that well – we’ve got a whopping four adaptations in 2016. But before we get to Warcraft, The Angry Birds Movie and Assassin’s Creed, we’ve got the smaller budget and smaller release Ratchet & Clank from producer Brad Foxhoven, who nearly brought Metroid to the big screen in 2006 with John Woo. So, how does Ratchet & Clank set the tone for the rest of the year?

As with most video game adaptations,
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Top 10 Video Game Inspired Movies

From Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game.

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

The film features the voicecast of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone.
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Can Disney's Jungle Book Win Week 3 at the Box Office?

Can Disney's Jungle Book Win Week 3 at the Box Office?
After dominating at the box office for two weeks in a row, Disney's The Jungle Book will go up against three newcomers in the final weekend of spring, before the summer movie season officially kicks off with the May 6 release of Captain America: Civil War. Standing in The Jungle Book's way of a three-peat is the Warner Bros. comedy Keanu, Focus Features' animated adventure Ratchet & Clank and Open Road Films' Mother's Day. While The Jungle Book most certainly won't win on May 6, going up against Captain America: Civil War, it should have no trouble taking the top spot for a third week in a row.

According to Box Office Mojo, both Ratchet & Clank and Mother's Day are expected to open in approximately 2,800 theaters, with Keanu expected to debut in more than 2,600 theaters. Keanu is already a hit with the critics, with a 75% score on Rotten Tomatoes, while Mother's
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