9 items from 2016
Sneak Peek complete episodes of the outer space TV series "Métal Hurlant Chronicles" aka "Heavy Metal Chronicles" based on the erotic comics anthology by illustrator Jean 'Moebius' Giraud.
Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, the France/UK co-production series debuted in France.
The 26-minute episodes focus on 'sexy stories in a sci-fi setting'.
"Discover the live versions of these exceptional comics by the writers of 'X Men' , 'Batman' , 'Spider-man' , 'Iron Man' and 'GI Joe' .
"Fitted for the international market, each episode is 26 minutes long, composed of one story involving Action, Heroic Fantasy, Science Fiction..."
- Michael Stevens
As we continue to live in The Golden Age of Superhero Television, it’s important that we not forget Smallville made the current crop of shows possible. Its retelling of Superman’s formative years yielded guest appearances by heroes and villains from around the DC Universe that many of us never thought we would see in live action.
While it may be common knowledge that an Aquaman pilot was shot and came close to airing and there had been discussions of Laura Vandervoort’s Supergirl getting a spinoff, it had been unknown until now that another spinoff nearly came to fruition: Justice League!
Nearly a decade ago, Craig Byrne, the mind behind Kryptonsite, sat down with then producer Steven S. DeKnight when compiling information to be included in Smallville: The Official Companion Book for Season 6. During those discussions, DeKnight detailed what the ill-fated Justice League series would have been like. »
- Eric Joseph
Mike Cecchini Sep 1, 2016
Think about this for a moment: we almost had a Justice League TV series from Steven DeKnight, who worked as showrunner/executive producer on one of the finest pieces of superhero television ever with Marvel's Daredevil season one on Netflix. The Justice League TV series would have been a Smallville spinoff, featuring the team that we met in season 6, episode 11, the appropriately titled Justice. That episode teamed Clark with Bart Allen (The Flash), Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Victor Stone (Cyborg), and Oliver Queen (Green Arrow...played by Justin Hartley, not Stephen Amell).
DeKnight made a casual reference to the Justice League spinoff on Twitter...
Little known fact: @justinhartley and I almost did a proto-Justice League series for CW. Oh what might have been! https://t.co/ll7cMevHGC
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight »
While adaptations of comic books and other popular brands most often drum up big business at the box office, that isn't always the case. One of the most infamous flops over the past few years was 20th Century Fox's Dragonball Evolution, which earned just $9.3 million domestically and $57.4 million worldwide back in 2009, while posting a horrid 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just over seven years after the movie hit theaters, the movie's screenwriter, Ben Ramsey is apologizing for such a bad attempt at making something worthwhile.
The screenwriter was contacted by Derek Padula, who runs the fan blog The Dao of Dragonball. Derek Padula had initially called the screenwriter to interview him for a book he's writing entitled USA Dbz, which will have a chapter devoted to telling the untold story of Dragonball Evolution. Ben Ramsey responded with a heartfelt apology to Dragonball Z fans everywhere, which you can check out below. »
Film adaptations of video games are notorious for being average at best, and appalling at worst with one of the latter said to be 2009's "Dragonball Evolution."
Ben Ramsey penned the script for that film and when one fan named Derek Padula got in contact with him recently in the hopes of interviewing him for a book he's writing, Ramsey sent back an apology addressed to all the fans, everywhere, which Padula has now published on his website. Here's the letter:
"I knew that it would eventually come down to this one day. Dragonball Evolution marked a very painful creative point in my life. To have something with my name on it as the writer be so globally reviled is gut wrenching. To receive hate mail from all over the world is heartbreaking.
I spent so many years trying to deflect the blame, but at the end of the day »
- Garth Franklin
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor »
- Tom Stockman
For those of you genre fans out there always on the lookout for interesting horror and sci-fi films to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, March’s VOD selections feature several great indie movies that should make for some entertaining viewings this month.
Ava’s Possessions, a film I really dug out of last year’s SXSW Film Festival, is finally making its way onto VOD this Friday and Emelie, the babysitter thriller from Dark Sky Films, is also getting a digital release that day. Other titles arriving on VOD in early March include The Wave, Road Games and Camino.
The month’s VOD titles are being capped off by a film that I’ve been excited to see for some time, Baskin, which is being released by IFC Midnight on March 25th. Other notable VOD titles for March include Dudes & Dragons, You’re Killing Me, A Haunting »
- Heather Wixson
The WB crossover of your dreams happened in Paris when cast members from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed reunited—together—for a fan convention. It's only appropriate your listen to the Buffy theme song while reading this story. The TV worlds collided at Guests Events' Witches vs. Vampires convention with Buffy veterans James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon shared the stage with Charmed stars Dorian Gregory, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty, Drew Fuller and Ted King. Hey, 1990s genre TV! "I mean... Aren't we the cutest? #Cander #BuffyTheVampireSlayer #Xander #Cordelia #Paris2016," Carpenter captioned the photo above. Buffy the Vampire »
Sure we swooned over Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but ain't no shame in a Spike crush, too. James Marsters from Buffy and Marques Houston from Sister, Sister are just a few of the throwback '90s crushes we sort of forgot we had. These cuties were just as swoonworthy as the Jonathan Taylor Thomas' of the world, and yet, it can take a little trip down memory lane to remember all the men we were once smitten over. This is bringing back a lot of old feelings. Looking back on the stars we used to daydream about it like running into an old flame that we have nothing but love for. We forgot how good they used to make us feel! Check out this new photo gallery to revisit our »
9 items from 2016
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