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He breathed livid life into a ’58 Plymouth Fury in Christine, but Stephen King also gives voice to a mean machine on the tracks with Charlie the Choo-Choo, a children's story once read by Jake Chambers in The Dark Tower book series. Featuring train conductor Bob Brooks and his talking locomotive Charlie, the full-length picture book from Mid-World crosses over into our realm with the hardcover release of Charlie the Choo-Choo on November 22nd from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Penned by Stephen King under the pseudonym Beryl Evans, Charlie the Choo-Choo tells the story of how Bob first became aware that his train could talk, and the tight-knit friendship that followed, even when Charlie was forced off the tracks and into retirement amongst the weeds.
Writing for a younger audience as Evans, King keeps his believable dialogue and vivid descriptions enjoyable for all ages, taking readers on a journey »
- Derek Anderson
It’s time to head back to Twin Peaks, salute some major names (Gus Van Sant, James Cameron, Hal Ashby, Guillermo del Toro, Orson Welles), icons (James Dean), and (former) power players (Mike Ovitz). Plus, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, and McDonald’s! Let’s start with a loving look back at 50 years of the starship Enterprise.
Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years (Titan Books)
There have been a number of interesting books released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, but there’s no question that 50 Artists 50 Years is the handsomest. As the title makes clear, the premise is simple: 50 respected artists, all with wildly unique styles, were tasked with creating a work of art highlighting some element of the Trek universe. There’s plenty of original series — Glen Brogan’s jaunty representation of the bridge of the Enterprise is my personal favorite — and lots of Spock. Plus, Leonard Nimoy himself »
- Christopher Schobert
O’Leary is directing from his own script. Producers plan to go into production early next year.
Sabara will play a young man who, after a rough breakup, dives headfirst into the world of online dating, guided by his charismatic best friend (played by Bellant). He meets a charmingly complicated woman, portrayed by Phipps, and is forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age.
- Dave McNary
Fans of Stephen King's The Dark Tower may remember Charlie the Choo-Choo, the children's book bought by Jake Chambers in the series' third installment, The Waste Lands. With a Dark Tower movie coming out next year, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will release Charlie the Choo-Choo picture book on November 22nd. Written by Stephen King under the pseudonym of Beryl Evans, the new book is teased in a set of preview pages before it hits store shelves.
Press Release: Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans (a pseudonym for Stephen King) and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
- Derek Anderson
When Warner Bros announced they were making a new Tarzan film, the first question among fans was, “Do we really need another Tarzan movie?” The character has had more interpretations and reboots than just about any other pop culture figure from the 20th Century and it felt that his relevance has passed. The answer, surprisingly then, is that yes, we needed this one.
The Legend of Tarzan, out now from Warner Home Entertainment, is very faithful to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation, honoring the time-honored story of the infant raised by apes, who just happened to be an English lord. The cleverness in the script from Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) and Adam Cozad (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) which picks up eight years later, after Lord John Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgård) has returned to England with Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) as his bride. They also steep the story in events that were contemporary at the time, »
- Robert Greenberger
Lord Greystoke is back in Africa righting wrongs, freeing the enslaved, smiting the Belgians and rescuing his blonde damsel in distress. We've got more 3-D scenery, irate gorillas and special effects than we can shake a stick at... but do we really have Tarzan? The Legend of Tarzan 3-D Blu-ray Warner Home Video 2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 110 min. / Video title extension: A New Threat Awaits / Street Date October 11, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Ben Chaplin, . >Cinematography Henry Braham Film Editor Mark Day Original Music Rupert Gregson-Williams Written by Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer based on stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs Produced by David Barron, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche, Jerry Weintraub Directed by David Yates
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Hollywood's love affair with comic book heroes and classic pulp adventure heroes is more than a little spotty. Yes, the Marvel Universe still has the »
- Glenn Erickson
Anghus Houvouras reviews Reborn #1…
A sprawling, science-fiction/fantasy epic, Reborn explores a jaw-dropping world of possibility. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you—the good and the bad.
Last week I waxed philosophical about how important Image Comics has become to the industry, creating a creator friendly imprint that is telling some of the most engaging and exciting stories in the medium. I gushed last week over Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s excellent debut Moonshine. This week the love train rolls on to Mark Millar and Greg Capullo’s Reborn #1.
We open with another senseless tragedy. »
- Anghus Houvouras
It’s time for me to review this brand new book for the second time.
Before we get into that paradox, the bottom line is that Thomas Yeates’ recently published Tarzan The Beckoning is a gorgeous book. But there’s a little bit more to this column than that simple appraisal.
Back in the early 90s, a new publisher called Malibu Comics was creating innovative and fun comics. Malibu had just published Tarzan The Warrior by Mark Wheatley and Neil Vokes. As you probably know, Tarzan, perhaps more than any other character, has been rendered by some of the industry’s all time greatest artists – Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, John Buscema, Joe Jusko…the list goes on and on.
So when Malibu was promoting this new Tarzan The Warrior comic mini-series in the 90s, they signaled that they were going to try something very different. »
- Ed Catto
Samuel L. Jackson talks his creepy character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenSamuel L. Jackson talks his creepy character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine9/28/2016 11:08:00 Am
Consider, for a moment, the walking, talking (and talking, and talking) literary archive that is Samuel L. Jackson.
The 67-year-old actor, who has more than 160 film and TV productions under his belt, has also brought a veritable library worth of books to life on the big screen, including works by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), John Grisham (A Time to Kill), Stephen King (1408, Cell) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (The Legend of Tarzan), not to mention multiple passes at comic book great Stan Lee — Jackson plays S.H.I.E.L.D. honcho Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He even lent his incomparable swearing skills to the audio version of the bestselling children’s book parody Go the F--k to Sleep. »
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
Ryan Lambie Sep 13, 2016
How does humanity quench its thirst for progress while at the same time protecting the environment? Can technology and nature exist side by side, or will our destructive tendencies always get in the way? Those are questions that underscore many of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, from the lighter-than-air eco fable Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind to his final animated feature, The Wind Rises.
In Miyazaki’s work, there’s a constant tension at play between nature and machines, between the tranquility of rural Japan and the industrial revolution of its post war era. The son of an aeronautical engineer, Miyazaki grew up as Japan rebuilt itself in the middle of the 20th century; he was born into a generation with »
Andrew Younger Sep 2, 2016
For a child of the 1970s and 80s, nothing readied you for a half hour of quality entertainment quite like the Filmation logo. Immortalised by their phenomenal success with He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, and its spin off She-Ra: Princess Of Power, Filmation produced some of the most fondly remembered animated series to grace the small screen.
Over a period of 26 years - in tandem with classic Doctor Who funnily enough - the company's writers, artists and producers delivered a staggering amount of programming. While naysayers point to Filmation's penchant for reusing a stockpile of rotoscoped body movements, or the heavy handedness of its moralising and educational content - children on the other hand, thrilled to an irresistible mixture of action, adventure and superhuman heroes.
Now something of a lost art form, »
Warner's The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and Christoph Waltz quietly earned almost $350 million at the worldwide box office and next sets sight on a home video release starting next month.
The Legend of Tarzan will first be available to view at home on September 20th with the Digital HD version. On October 11th look for The Legend of Tarzan 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD physical disc options to arrive in stores.
All high definition versions of The Legend of Tarzan will include Dolby Atmos audio. Bonus features are as follows:
Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls
Tarzan and Jane's Unfailing Love
Creating the Virtual Jungle
Gabon to the Big Screen
Stop Ivory PSA
David Yates brought Tarzan to life on the big screen for a new generation with this Summer's, The Legend of Tarzan, and now Warner Bros. has announced the film's release on blu-ray. Come inside for all the details for what's included on the upcoming disc.
If you missed The Legend of Tarzan when it hit theaters or simply want to watch it again, you'll get your chance on October 11, 2016 when it hits blu-ray. If you simply can't wait that long, it'll land on digital platforms September 20th:
The King of the Jungle returns when “The Legend of Tarzan” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Burbank, CA, August 18, 2016 – The King of the Jungle returns when The Legend of Tarzan arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård (Diary of a Teenage Girl, HBO’s True Blood) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The ensemble cast also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films), Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).
- ComicMix Staff
Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s a problem lately with lots of Hollywood movies… and some not-Hollywood movies, too. The same sorts of stories — often literally the same stories, as with reboots and remakes — are getting told over and over again, and with little apparent notion that what is required is a good reason to tell those same stories again. And here we go again.
To say that tales of Tarzan have been told before is an almost absurd understatement: he has been a mainstay of cinema since the silent era. And while The Legend of Tarzan is only very loosely based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
“The Legend of Tarzan” swung to the top of foreign box office charts over the weekend, propelled by a solid opening in China. The adventure epic led competitors with $44.7 million from 17,500 screens in 61 markets. The big contributor was the Middle Kingdom, where “The Legend of Tarzan” picked up $27.1 million in its first six days of release.
The attempt to relaunch Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp novels about a man raised by apes has floundered domestically, weighed down by its $185 million price tag. The film’s global total now stands at $260.5 million. That’s a respectable gross, but a film of this size needs to do upwards of $400 million to be considered a success, let alone trigger a sequel, which is basically the point of greenlighting a movie with that kind of budget. Warner Bros. is backing the film, which was directed by David Yates, the filmmaker behind most of the Harry Potter movies. »
- Brent Lang
San Diego — As director Luc Besson and his wife Virginie Besson-Silla laid out in meticulous detail a vision for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” — their passion for the heavy genre material was certainly palpable. But it was difficult to ignore the specter of other attempted franchise launches from respected filmmakers that crashed on the rocks of “unproven intellectual property.”
“Finding Dory” broke Andrew Stanton out of director jail after his 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation “John Carter” forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down. Warner Bros. took a hit on the titanically budgeted “Jupiter Ascending” last year from Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, after holding it over from 2014 to delay the pain. Unless it’s tied to successful preexisting brands (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), space opera just seems like a difficult sell these days. »
- Kristopher Tapley
By John Lemay
For many years Tarzan was a staple of cinema—in fact from its very onset. The first Tarzan feature, Tarzan of the Apes, came out in 1918 and was followed by close to 50 other adaptations in the last century. His star started to fade in the late 1960s and there were no Tarzan features in the 1970s save for one. The 1980s somewhat provided his last gasp on the big screen with movies like the Bo Derek vehicle Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) and- more impressively- the well-received Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. The 1990s saw only 1998’s Tarzan and the Lost City and the 1999 Disney animated version. In fact, for all many “youngsters” know Tarzan may as well have originated with the Disney cartoon. For the first time in many years, we finally have a new big-budget live-action iteration of one of the screen »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
The character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs has always been a hit with fans – so it’s a pity the movies don’t live up to the legend of their jungle hero
There’s a new Tarzan in town. Well, not only in town – clambering through the treetops as well, and swinging around on vines that seem to drop from the clouds. But who cares where he is when he is played in a new film, The Legend of Tarzan, by Alexander Skarsgård of the HBO vampire series True Blood?
Related: King of the bungle: why Tarzan will never be Ok
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- Ryan Gilbey
Film and TV fans have always loved to discuss their favorite movies and shows. However, in recent times, it seems that discussions about the merits of popular media projects are being sidetracked by debates about political correctness. Why are these issues becoming more important than the movies themselves?
It seems like a long time ago now, but I can recall a time when discussions about a film or TV show dealt mostly with the on-screen events depicted in the film or TV show. That’s changed these days. If you go on any movie/TV website, you’ll find that half (or more) of the discussions are bitter arguments about some detail of the movie which is questioned regarding its political correctness.
The upcoming Star Trek Beyond is getting mired down in an argument about Sulu’s sexuality. In the new film, Sulu will be depicted as a gay man. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
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