By now all the fanboys, fangirls and fanpersons have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens with just my fellow ambivalents and dilettantes left checking the matinee prices and hoping the theatre sells beer. Although I have probably seen OG Star Wars at least 50 times, I never bothered to watch the prequel trilogy. Not interested.
I was also pretty meh about The Force Awakens, until I saw a preview, had my “Oh shit” moment and realized this was the true and honest SEQUEL to Jedi we’ve been waiting for. Suddenly, I cared.
Still, I’m just a Star Wars fan, not a Star Wars FAN. I couldn’t tell you the name of the cantina from A New Hope, or the names of any planets besides Endor, Tatooine and Alderaan. But I’m a child of the 70’s and 80’s so Star Wars is part of my canon. Unlike FANS, though, it’s not part of my blood.
With that in mind, I give you the dilettante’s guide to The Force Awakens (complete with some potential spoilers, so beware).
In the comics world, writer Steve Niles has enjoyed (and does enjoy) a tremendous amount of success and respect. His major work, 30 Days of Night, was a master class in creating a high-concept yet deeply poignant and horrifically scary comic.
His latest creation, Breath of Bones, looks to be carrying on the fine tradition established by 30 Days of Night. The story is simple: The giant clay monster from Jewish legend goes on a Nazi-killing rampage in order to protect the inhabitants of a small Jewish stronghold and an injured British pilot.
But that’s where the simple ends. But to give away any more would be spoiling it for you. Instead, we’ve got some preview pages for you to enjoy.
Look for Breath of Bones #1 in stores June 12. Check out all the pages after the break.
Say what you will about movies like Aftershock, at least they try to be entertaining and don’t take themselves too seriously. And that should count for something.
In case you missed the trailer for Aftershockwe posted recently, and haven’t seen the movie yet, it tells the “What if? story of a big earthquake hitting a major city. In this scenario people begin to degenerate into a horde of brutal savages ready to kill each other for a chance at survival.
Really, that sounds like pretty much any day on the freeways of LA, but what are you gonna do, right? Anyway, the folks who made Aftershock have released a nice making of featurette that takes us behind the scenes of the filmmaking process and gives us a glimpse of how thing all came together.
Check that out after the break. And don’t forget to watch Aftershock in theaters now.
Okay Star Trek: The Next Generation Fans, this one is for you. Without much in the way of introduction, let’s just say that not very many men can make something as ordinary as sitting down this artful and, yes, this manly.
So, thank you Commander Riker. We could all learn something from you. You are, indeed, a boss.
Click through to see exactly what we’re talking about.
We’ve been watching the FX original series The Americans since it premiered. We love the show and are glad it’s coming back for a second season.
But this post isn’t about The Americans. It’s about another show that’s been teased during episodes of The Americans. That show is the upcoming FX drama The Bridge which, to be honest, has us very intrigued.
We haven’t had much info about the show up til now, but fortunately today FX has sent us four promos for it and we, of course, are bringing them to you.
Not only that, we have a bit more info regarding the shows’s plot as well. Here it is:
Demián Bichir stars in the role of “Marco Ruiz,” a homicide investigator for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico living in Ciudad Juárez. A family man, Marco is one of the last good men in a corrupt and apathetic police force that is outgunned by the powerful drug cartels. He’s sharp, charming, and observant and painfully aware that his city is in a state of chaos. When a body is dumped on the bridge that spans the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, Ruiz is forced to work with his American counterpart, Detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger).
Check out the new videos after the break. Look for The Bridge to premiere on FX on July 10.
It would seem like Oscar prediction articles should appear on a website like this one, especially if the predictor in question happens to be in charge around here. But for some reason, our Editor-in-Chief Chris Ullrich has decided to plant his predictions flag over at his personal website instead.
However, even if if we don’t understand his motives, we’re sure he has some. Well, pretty sure anyway. Some of his predictions are easy to understand and others are more of the “wish fulfillment” variety. But even if we don’t completely agree with his predictions, or his reasons for making them, the insignt offered into the whole awards “thing” is still quite interesting.
At this point this post probably seems a bit on the self-serving side, and in truth, it kinda is. However, that doesn’t mean the article doesn’t have actual merit. It does.
Two of our favorite actresses working today are Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie. So, to have them both in one movie is quite the accomplishment and makes us very interested in said movie.
The movie in question is the indie romantic comedy Save the Date. In case you’re not familiar, the movie is based on the graphic novels written by Jeffrey Brown and reportedly was very well received at the Sundance Film Festival last year.
You can check the movie out online today via IFC Films Video on Demand, SundanceNow, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, Google Play, Xbox Zune and PS3 PlayStation Unlimited. It will also hit theaters on December 14th.
Check out the trailer after the break. We love it. Let us know what you think.
If you like this sort of thing (animated movie sequels, that is) then you will probably be excited to see the latest trailer for Universal’s Despicable Me 2. Universal opens its sequel on July 3, 2013.
Steve Carell is back in the lead with Kristen Wiig and Al Pacino joining him in the voice cast. The original was a big hit, grossing $543M worldwide in 2010 and spawning an Orlando theme park ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, so you shouldn’t be at all surprised to see a sequel on the way.
Here’s a new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. This time around the trailer takes us to the lighter side of this tale of revenge and features an appearance by Jonah Hill, among the previously shown cast of characters.
Look for this one to drop on Christmas day. Meantime, here’s the new trailer.