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Protecting people who are in extreme need of assistance is often considered to be a heroic act. But for the title character of the popular 1970s television series, ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ his desire to aid others during their time of need has become a life-threatening curse. But to prove what a fearless defender the Hulk […]
- Karen Benardello
It’s almost time to let free your inner geek as the first McM London Comic Con of 2017 gears up to get underway later this month as London’s ExCel plays host to another fantastic three-day pop culture extravaganza featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime amd steampunk – and of course, as always, some rather fantastic guests are going to be on hand to help you celebrate the event!
Fresh from his appearance in the galaxy far, far away as Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen headlines a rather fantastic line-up of guests alongside Summer Glau and Sean Maher, ak.a. River Tam and Simon from Joss Whedon’s beloved sci-fi Firefly.
- Gary Collinson
As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers »
- Brad Gullickson
In today's Horror Highlights, we have an exciting update on the guest lineup for Wizard World Minneapolis, as well as Comet TV's April contest and details on Two Sentence Horror Stories: Ma, which will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Minneapolis Wizard World Lineup: Press Release: "Minneapolis, April 2017 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) continues its 2017 schedule with its fourth trip to the Minneapolis Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 5-7. Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men,” Platoon), Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and “The Monkees” duo of Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Sheen, Carpenter, Capaldi and Coleman will attend Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7; the others are scheduled for all three days. »
- Derek Anderson
Horror icons are reimagined as popsicles in Freddy in Space's new enamel pins from Pin & Seller, and we have a look at all six collectibles and their release details in today's second Horror Highlights. We also have news on Charlie Sheen's upcoming appearances at Wizard Worlds in Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Philadelphia, as well as release details for The Follower and lineup info on both the fifth annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and this year's Sci-Fi-London Film Festival.
Freddy in Space's Horror Popsicle Pins: From Freddy in Space: “Freddy in Space horror popsicle pins are now available through Pin & Seller. Can grab individuals or sets of three!”
Depicting horror icons as popsicles, these handmade enamel pins from Freddy in Space are now available as a set of three for $30.00 or as individual items priced at $12.00 apiece from Pin & Seller on Etsy. To learn more, visit:
- Derek Anderson
Take a look at the totally killer party in the first trailer for Drew Marvick's Pool Party Massacre. Also in today's Highlights: production details for WWE Studios' and Saban Films' Armed Response, a cool Q&A with Stefanie Estes from Bethany, and details on Jenna Coleman's upcoming attendance at Wizard World Minneapolis 2017.
Check Out the Trailer for Pool Party Massacre: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Floating Eye Films has released the first trailer and stills for the old school splatterfest Pool Party Massacre. The debut feature from horror fanatic Drew Marvick, Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low-budget 80's-inspired slasher that cuts to the flesh and bone of a group of young friends. With a pounding synth score and a heavy metal soundtrack, Marvick has crafted a loving homage to the body count of 80s B-movies.
Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having »
- Tamika Jones
The "Twelfth Doctor" Peter Capaldi will be in attendance at this year's Wizard World Minneapolis convention. Continue reading for more details on his appearance and the event itself. Also in today's Highlights: Night Visions Film Festival spring 2017 lineup, Jurassic Games production details, and trailers for Home Education and The Alienators.
Peter Capaldi to Appear at Wizard World Minneapolis: Press Release: "Minneapolis, March 30, 2017 – Peter Capaldi, who portrays the Twelfth and current iteration of "The Doctor" on the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who," will make his Wizard World debut next month when he attends Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 6-7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Capaldi will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive fan Q&A during the pop culture extravaganza.
Capaldi has appeared as the title character in the BBC program since being introduced in the 50th Anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" and the 2013 Christmas episode, »
- Tamika Jones
Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1987…
The 80’s mark a special period in cinema for me. It’s predominantly an age thing. I grew up throughout the 80’s, soaking in some fantastic films. It was a rising golden age of blockbusters which took the foundations of what guys like Spielberg and Lucas launched in the late 70’s, as that stark, gritty and dramatically challenging output that delivered some of the best films of all time (The Godfather and more), gave way to more crowd pleasing, optimistic fare. The cinematic landscape went from the likes of The French Connection, The Conversation, and Chinatown to the more light-hearted Star Wars or Jaws.
As blockbusters swarmed the cinemas and multiplexes began spreading, audiences demanded entertainment. That trend has carried on and intensified and it’s truer than ever in these days of Marvel adaptations. The 80’s got me into cinema. That passion »
- Amie Cranswick
Guy Buckland Apr 12, 2017
The animal is out. Nicholson. Pfeiffer. Wolf.
Frankly, that sparse poster copy would have been enough to tempt most punters into the cinema in 1994, but a werewolf movie starring a man who already appeared to be mid-transformation in real life would have been a deal-sealer for many a horror aficionado. Which is perhaps why, when appraising Smiling Jack’s extensive filmography, Wolf is often drudged up from the file marked ‘oh yeah, I forgot about that one’.
Because Wolf is many things; but it ain’t a horror film.
In fact, trying to pin Wolf »
“Hospitality? All we wanted to do was to use your telephone, goddammit, a reasonable request which you’ve chosen to ignore!”
Wizard World presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show during Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Saturday, April 8. Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will host the event, along with the local shadow cast group “Samurai Electricians,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the main show floor at America’s Center, site of Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis that weekend.
Wizard World, the leading producer of pop culture events nationwide, is expanding its footprint in the entertainment industry. Tickets are available in advance for $15 at www.wizardworld.com.
“Wizard World is excited to bring this all-time cult favorite to our fans in St. Louis,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “It exemplifies the additional »
- Tom Stockman
Wizard World Comic Con visited Portland, Oregon last weekend and they provided me an opportunity to attend. The experience had it’s good points and it’s bad which I will get into.
To start, it was much smaller an affair than I anticipated. I think back to Rose City Comic Con back in September, which utilized the entire Oregon Convention Center with the main hall and numerous meeting rooms for the various panels. Wizard World used the main hall as well as two sets of meeting rooms which made the event feel smaller. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself, just an observation.
The line to get into the convention hall was long. The biggest problem I had with it was that the Wizard World staff utilized only one set of doors for the entrance. Everyone had to be scanned with a »
- Tim Jousma
Everybody loves a good documentary. But not everybody loves sport. However, a really good sport documentary will bridge this gap perfectly and before you know it you’ll feel like the biggest fan of [insert sport] there is and that you want to know every tiny detail of it. One of those is Best (George Best – All By Himself), which you can see on 24th of February, and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the best sporting documentaries there are on offer that anyone and everyone can enjoy, from Formula 1, to professional bodybuilding. And truly, you don’t even need to be a sports fan to enjoy any of these gripping documentaries…
Before the heartbreaking Amy, Asif Kapadia applied his immense documentary making skills to the story of Formula 1 ace, and three time world champion Ayrton Senna, widely considered one of the greatest drivers the sport ever had. »
- Amie Cranswick
… At least on Thursday’s episode of Con-Man.
Et has an exclusive sneak peek of the duo’s theater skills, as they perform Ferrigno’s fictional musical, ‘Of Mice and Men: I’m With Stupid.’
“It is a hoedown -- and not in that tragic way where cops are all like, “Shots fired, hoe down.” It's a song and dance from the pretend musical of, “Of Mice and Men: I'm With Stupid,” Tudyk tells Et.
Last week, Tudyk’s character, Wray Neerly, became trapped in a boiler room at a convention (called 'The Long Con') with none other than Lou Ferrigno. This week, as more and more convention-goers become trapped behind the self-locking door, Ferrigno finally has enough cast members to debut his play – and thus the show begins!
Ferrigno plays himself in the episode, and as Tudyk puts it, “No one was »
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