Monday, July 16, 2018

Your First Look At Rod Serling’s Original Planet Of The Apes Adaptation At BOOM! Studios


BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products present a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES, a new Original Graphic Novel, releasing in August 2018 as part of the 20th Century Fox Uncovered collection.  

BOOM! Studios searched the 20th Century Fox film archives and unearthed the first screenplay for the original Planet of the Apes (1968) movie, written by Rod Serling, and adapted this radically different vision of the franchise into comic book format for the first time as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the film from acclaimed actor/comedian/writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Chad Lewis (Avengers Origins).  

The first Planet of The Apes (1968) film is an adaptation of the French novel La Planète des Singes. On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling to adapt the source material. However, Serling’s first draft was drastically revised before filming the version of the film that the one the world has come to know and love.   

“Fans all over the world have wanted to experience Rod Serling’s original Planet of The Apes and this graphic novel is an incredible realization of that vision,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Dana Gould and Chad Lewis have brought a new dimension to the story you only think you know, delivering a timely, ambitious and unflinching original graphic novel perfect for every reader, whether a long time fan or new to these characters.”  

PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE,  Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.  

Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES will be available for sale in August 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) and book stores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.  









Thursday, July 12, 2018

Princess Mononoke Playing at a Theatre Near You on July 22, 23 and 25


Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary Princess Mononoke is back for Ghibli Fest 2018! Experience the stunning epic of man vs. nature in all its glory in theatres on July 22 (dubbed), July 23 (subtitled) and July 25 (dubbed)!  

See this epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles and deep humanity on the big screen! Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there.  



Check out the trailer and get tickets now so you don't miss this special theatrical event!

Monday, July 9, 2018

BOOM! BOX JAM: Your First Look at ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM


BOOM! Studios is proud to continue BOOM! Box Jam, a week-long spotlight on the best YA comic books and graphic novels from the award-winning imprint in the coming months, with your first look at ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM, a powerful new original graphic novel from author & illustrator Giulio Macaione (Basilicò).  

Arriving in stores September 2018,  ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM presents the story of Alice, who’s moved back to Cincinnati and is stuck sharing a bedroom with her brother. But Alice has got an even bigger problem – she’s sharing his dreams, too! The bright spot in her life is her best friend, Jamie, but there's more history between their families than Alice realized, and there are secrets buried deep in their small town that only she’ll be able to explore...and only in her dreams!  

“There’s a fine line between a dream and a nightmare, but both help make us discover the inescapable truths about who we are, something Giulio captures perfectly,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “From stunningly gorgeous art to unforgettable characters, ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM is lush joy of a graphic novel.”  

ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.   

Print copies of ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM will be available for sale on September 26, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore, with copies arriving October 2, 2018 at bookstores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.









Monday, July 2, 2018

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse Trailer


Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson,  Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez  and Lily Tomlin Join the Cast   

Sony Pictures Animation has launched the first full trailer for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse and confirmed the vocal cast joining Shameik Moore as he takes on the role of Miles Morales.     

Jake Johnson is joining the cast as Miles' reluctant mentor, Peter Parker, with Liev Schreiber playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin, Hailee Steinfeld playing the spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen, Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali as Miles' influential uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry playing Miles' father Jefferson, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles' mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin as Aunt May.    



Commenting on the announcement, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said, "We are lucky to have such an amazing cast of funny, genuine creative souls to populate the Spider-verse. They have generous minds and great big hearts. And they have very talented throats.  Which is where their delightful voices come from."    

Lord and Miller continued: "We can't wait for the world to see Miles Morales on the big screen. He's such a fun and exciting new character, and telling his story through a revolutionary visual style makes for a totally fresh cinematic experience that, if we may say so, is freaking amazing."   

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind.  Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.  Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord.  The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.   



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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Your First Look at About Betty's Boob


Arriving in stores this June, ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB is an affecting and inspired examination of one woman’s painful, surreal, and oddly humorous journey following a mastectomy. Master storytellers Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau present the original graphic novel story of Betty, who wakes up alone in a hospital room and finds herself disoriented by the body that greets her. She must face the cruel outside world obsessed with beauty standards, starting with her boyfriend, who’s having a very hard time dealing with her new look. No one seems to know what to make of this new Betty and neither does she.   

“Though the story is told through a largely silent sequential narrative, ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB is an affecting look at breast cancer survival and how one woman must struggle, fight, and overcome the obstacles that greet her in her new body and new frame of mind,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau have created a seminal work that simultaneously inspires and entertains as Betty embarks on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.”  

Archaia is home to sophisticated, high-end graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka and Rust by Royden Lepp, along with series inspired by world-renowned, beloved properties like Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation. The Award-winning imprint has spawned a number of critically-acclaimed recent hits including Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez in September 2017; Bolivar by Sean Rubin in November 2017; and the upcoming A Girl in The Himalayas by David Jesus Vignolli, available in stores this month.  

Print copies of ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.









Thursday, June 21, 2018

Blu-ray Giveaway: Alex & Me Starring Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.



Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream, to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she's certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan's poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!  

An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women's National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of "The Kick" series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, "Saving the Team," debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.  

Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film's director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother's Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.  

Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan's brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan's soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan's mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan's father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO's upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan's arch-rival, Claire.  

Alex & Me will be available on Blu-ray (SRP $24.98), DVD (SRP $19.98) and Digital (SRP $14.99).  

Buy Alex & Me: https://gowatchit.com/watch/movies/alex-me-671289  

We're giving away one copy of Alex & Me to one lucky reader!

There are three ways to enter:

-Use the embeddable Alex & Me Blog App to make your own Soccer Emoji from the new hit film! Choose your look, signature soccer move, and fun catchphrase! Let us know the results on Twitter (@monkeyjedi), Instagram (@popgeekery), email (geekhashblog@gmail.com), or in the comments section below!

-Follow us here, Twitter (@monkeyjedi), or Instagram (@popgeekery) and let us know when you do!

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Contest starts June 21st and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 29th, 1998.

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*Each household is eligible to win one prize via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: Alex and Me

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.



Alex and Me, out now from Warner Home Video, is a fun family film starring Siena Agudong and soccer star Alex Morgan. Agudong (Star Falls) stars as Reagan, who wants to one day be as good as her hero, soccer star Alex Morgan. Through an accidental fall, Reagan hits her head, and when she comes to she finds that she can see and hear her hero who has literally walked out of her poster and into her bedroom. From there, Alex motivates Reagan to work hard in order to become the player that she wants to be.

Even though Reagan has Alex as a teacher and motivator, she also longs for the support of her parents. They are, unfortunately, invested wholly in her brother, who is a football superstar being looked at by college recruiters. Eventually, her parents realize that they’ve been neglecting Reagan and they start to give her the support she needs. It was great to see that the main character and her family were a diverse cast. We don’t often get this in films, let alone in a film about girls in sports. 


There’s something for everyone in this film. One strong message for parents is that taking an active interest your kids’ passions will help build more confidence and stronger bonds. Ultimately, Alex and Me can be a bit predictable, but that is by no means a detriment to the film. In fact, the positive ending is something I found refreshing. 



Having friends who have daughters that are involved in dance, BMX, and other sports, I found this to be a great flick for an under served audience. In fact, I will be letting some of them watch my copy and recommending it to those I can. Alex and Me is out now on Blu-ray/DVD and digital.