Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ultimate Life DVD Prize Pack Giveaway

Are you living THE ULTIMATE LIFE?

Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, his writings transport Jason on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover THE ULTIMATE LIFE.

Opening in theaters September 6, THE ULTIMATE LIFE (the sequel to The Ultimate Gift) reminds us some things are worth more than money!

With The Ultimate Life Blog App, take the quiz to find out if YOU are Living Life to the Fullest! Read six great ways to start living the ultimate life NOW, as written by Jim Stovall, author of The Ultimate Life book. And watch the official trailer for this inspiring movie!

To celebrate the release of this new film we are giving one lucky reader an Ultimate Life Prize Pack!
The pack includes:

• DVD of The Ultimate Gift
• The Ultimate Gift book by Jim Stovall
• The Ultimate Gift charm bracelet
• The Ultimate Life leather-bound journal

There are three ways to enter:

-Tweet @monkeyjedi: "Can't wait to see #TheUltimateLife in theaters September 6th!"

-Take the "Do YOU Live Life to the Fullest" quiz and post your results in the comments section or email them to

-Share this with your friends and followers on Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter or Tumblr and let us know when you do!

Giveaway starts Wednesday August 28th, 2013 and ends Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Once a winner has been chosen, the will be notified via E-mail and will then have 24 hours to respond with an address (NO P.O. Boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*The Ultimate Life is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping the prize to the winner via FedEx or USPS

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Archaia Announces "An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O' the Wisp"

Eerie fantasy tale comes from first-time graphic novelists Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchison
Award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is proud to announce a new original graphic novel coming this November: An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will o’ the Wisp. The fantasy tale about a young girl who is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, located in the eerie swamps of the Louisiana bayou, is the debut for first time graphic novel writer Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchison. Once there, she is introduced to and begins practicing Hoodoo, a form of magic that deals with elements of the supernatural. 
“Readers can expect plenty of wicked delights and dark things to envelope Aurora Grimeon,” explained Hammock, who also works as a production designer in the film industry. (His most recent credit, “You’re Next,” opens in theaters August 23.) “Like any big life change, she will have to contend with the usual things: finding new friends, getting used to a new place to live… but in this case the swamp and its island of tombstones brings with it its sinister residents, supernatural occurrences, disappearances, and murder… to go with unsavory new chores, an unexpected new pet, and maybe even a cute boy.”
“We did extensive research into ancient tools, weather, plants, Hoodoo, and a lot of other aspects to come up with Aurora’s extraordinary world,” added Hutchison. “Aurora’s character was the most fun to design. She is strong, smart, yet vulnerable. Again, through research—and my own closet—I came up with some fun ways for Aurora to express herself to the audience as a young girl finding her voice through her own creativity.”
An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will o’ the Wisp ($24.95, hardcover, 208 pages) will go on sale in comic book shops and wherever books are sold this November. Keep up with sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes information on the book’s official website at

Monday, August 19, 2013

In A World... Autographed Movie Poster Giveaway

“In A World...”


How many times have you heard a deep, gravelly voice speak this classic line in a movie trailer? It’s practically featured in every film preview since the beginning of time! 

In this hilarious and heart-felt new film, In A World... Lake Bell (“Children’s Hospital”) stars as a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king—her father!

Written and directed by Bell, who won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the script, In a World... also stars these indie-comedy heavyweights:
                  Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation")
                  Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine)
                  Demetri Martin ("Important Things with Demetri Martin")
                  Ken Marino ("Veronica Mars")
Check out the In A World... Blog App and take the Movie Trailer Voiceover Quiz! You can also watch hilarious and action-packed GIFs from the film and view the official trailer for this clever indie comedy!



Geek Hash is giving away an "In A World..." poster signed by Lake Bell to one lucky person! There are three ways to enter:

-Tweet @monkeyjedi with "Can't wait to see #InAWorld in theaters now!"

-Post in the comments section or email your results from the Movie Trailer Voiceover Quiz.

-Share this on your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Pintrest

Contest starts 8/19/13 and ends 8/27/13 at 11:59 p.m.
All entries will be compiled and one winner will be chosen at random. Winner will be e-mailed and will have 24 hours to reply with a mailing address (NO P.O. Boxes please!) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*Roadside Attactions is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner via FedEx or USPS

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Thrilling Adventure Hour and Rubicon In Stores Today!

Original Anthology Hardcover
Retail Price: $19.95
Page Count: 136 pages
Format: Hardcover, 7.25" x 11.25", full color
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: August 7 in comic book shops, August 20 wherever books are sold
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Illustrated by Randy Bishop, Lar deSouza, Joanna Estep, Tom Fowler, Evan Larson, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan “Doc” Shaner, and Jeff Stokely
Cover by Tom Fowler
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
Synopsis: Re-creating the popular stage show and Nerdist Industries podcast in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a timeless collection of original genre tales that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment. Written by TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Acker, this hardcover anthology features new stories from the most fan-favored worlds of the TAH universe. Brought to life by top artists from the comics community, each stand-alone tale celebrates and reinvigorates a new genre from the radio comedies of yesteryear, including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, superheroes, horror, war dramas, and many more. A unique, timey-wimey blend of silver age pulp and post-modern pop, this one-of-a-kind anthology promises something for everyone as this cult phenomenon jumps off the proscenium stage and onto the page for the first time in over eight years and 100+ consecutive shows around the globe!

Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: Hardcover, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Genre: Military Drama
On-Sale Date: August 7 in comic book shops, August 20 wherever books are sold
Written by Mark Long and Dan Capel
Illustrated by Mario Stilla
Cover by Mario Stilla
M – MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
Synopsis: In this story inspired by the classic "Seven Samurai," five paramilitary Navy SEAL operators defend the residents of a remote mountain farming village in Afghanistan from attacks by marauding Taliban. Led by the war-weary Hector, the operators and villagers form mutual bonds of honor and respect leading up to a climactic battle where the “Lions of Panjshir” are desperately outnumbered. Story by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects); founding member of SEAL Team Six, Dan Capel; and New York Times best-selling author Mark Long (The Silence of Our Friends). Written by Long and featuring an introduction by Richard Marcinko, best-selling author (Rogue Warrior) and the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six. The graphic novel also features a pouch containing cool extras like a map, a Purple Heart replica certificate, and a handwritten letter!

The Year of Gatchaman

Gatchaman fans have A LOT to be excited about this year. There's a new series that has just started airing (it's being simulcast on Crunchyroll) called Gatchaman Crowds. It's produced by Tatsunoko Production and is directed by Kenji Nakamura.

The series takes place in the near future in the city of Tachikawa, Japan. In this series, Gatchaman are warriors who fight in special suits that are powered by the manifestation of spiritual powers of living beings called NOTE. A council has recruited individuals that have latent powers to help fight alien criminals. In recent years, the council has appointed the Gatchaman Crew to fight the mysterious entity known as MESS.

If a new series isn't sweet enough, there's a live action Gatchaman film being released in Japan on August 24th. This is awesome news for Geeks of a certain age whose gateway to anime was through Gatchaman (or G-Force/Battle of the Planets as it was known as in the US).
The five serve as agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo in the near future. Galactor, a mysterious group whose technology far surpasses that of humans, has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. A mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” is humanity’s only hope. Those who are able to draw out the power of the “stones” are forced to train to become special agents in a five-person team called “Gatchaman.”

Monday, August 5, 2013

BOOM! Studios Earns Nine 2013 Harvey Awards Nominations

‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse,’ and

‘Cursed Pirate Girl’ earn multiple nominations

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM! Studios and Archaia Entertainment, are proud to announce they have earned a combined nine nominations in the 2013 Harvey Awards!
Established in 1988 and named after famed cartoonist and comics genius Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards ( are presented annually and are the only awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

The titles and creators nominated are:
Chris Eliopoulos, Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse (Archaia)
Jerry Gaylord, Fanboys Vs. Zombies (BOOM! Studios)
Adventure Time (KaBOOM! Studios)
Cursed Pirate Girl (Archaia)
Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights (Archaia)
Ryan North, Adventure Time (KaBOOM! Studios)
Cursed Pirate Girl – Jeremy Bastian (Archaia)
Adventure Time (KaBOOM! Studios)
Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse (Archaia)
In previous years, BOOM! Studios has earned 13 nominations, winning twice (in 2010 for The Muppet Show Comic Book in the Best Original Graphic Novel Publication for Younger Readers category, and in 2011 for Roger Langridge’s work in The Muppet Show Comic Book in the Special Award for Humor category); while its new imprint, Archaia Entertainment, has earned 11 nominations, also winning twice (in 2012 for Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand in the Best Graphic Album of Original Work and Best Single Issue or Story categories).

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bear Grylls' "Get Out Alive!" Giveaway

Would YOU Get Out Alive?

Renowned British explorer and survivalist Bear Grylls is back with the ultimate survival competition, Get Out Alive! Airing Mondays 9/8c on NBC!

In #GetOutAlive, 10 teams of 2 compete to survive in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness with Bear Grylls as their guide. The teams are faced with various survival tasks as they battle the terrain, mountains, gorges, glaciers, rainforests, rivers and rapids. Each week, one team is eliminated, and the last remaining duo will win $500,000!

And most importantly, don’t forget to watch the unmissable #GetOutAlive SEASON FINALE on August 26!

Geek Hash is giving away a Bear Grylls Survivor Bracelet to one lucky person! There are three ways to enter:

-Tweet @monkeyjedi with "I'll be watching the #GetOutAlive season finale on August 26!"

-Post in the comments section or email your results from the Would YOU Get Out Alive? Quiz

-Share this on your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Pintrest

Contest starts 8/3/13 and ends 8/12/13 at 11:59 p.m.
All entries will be compiled and one winner will be chosen at random. Winner will be e-mailed and will have 24 hours to reply with a mailing address (NO P.O. Boxes please!) or an alternate winner will be chosen.

*NBCUniversal is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to the winner via FedEx or USPS

You can also find the full range of official Bear Grylls Gerber merchandise at Walmart here:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Warner Bros. Opens “GETAWAY” Wide Friday, August 30th

Being big fans of Ethan Hawke's work in the "Before" trilogy, Training Day and Reality Bites, we're really looking forward to Getaway.


“GETAWAY” is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment starring Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (“Training Day,” “The Purge,” “Sinister”), actress and international music sensation Selena Gomez (“Springbreakers,” “Wizards of Waverly Place”), and Academy Award® winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” the “National Treasure” films) under the direction of Courtney Solomon (“An American Haunting”), who also produced the film.
Former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.

Rounding out the cast are Rebecca Budig and Bruce Payne.
Solomon, Allan Zeman, Moshe Diamant and Christopher Milburn produced the film. The executive producers are Julius R. Nasso, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Bobby Ranghelov, John Goodman, Dennis L. Pelino, Caludia Bluemhuber, Ian Hutchinson, Joel Silver and Steve Richards. The screenplay was written by Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker. Finegan also served as co-producer along with Stephanie Caleb.

The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Yaron Levy, editor Ryan Dufrene, production designer Nate Jones, and costume designer Roseanne Fiedler. The music is by Justin Burnett.
Official website: