Friday, March 31, 2017
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce CLUELESS is back, in an all-new comic book follow-up to the hit film inspired by Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy, the 1995 Paramount Pictures’ film defined a generation. This August, the writing duo of actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park, Death’s Daughter) and author Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Barbie), along with artist Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time), reunite your favorite girls from Beverly Hills for a story continuing one of Entertainment Weekly’s “new classics” of film.
It’s senior year at Bronson Alcott High School, and Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of an existential crisis: Where are they meant to go, and what are they meant to DO after high school? Luckily they have all year—and each other’s help—to figure it out!
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn't get a part,” recalls Benson. “But I remember reading the script—tentatively titled As If—and thinking: If they do this right, they are going to kick some serious butt. So I wasn't shocked when Clueless turned out to be a pop-culture phenomenon. All these years later, I am tickled that I finally get to be a part of its continuing legacy, and that I get to collaborate with two people I respect greatly: my co-writer Sarah Kuhn and our editor Shannon Watters.”
“Clueless is one of my favorite movies of all time—I love [director] Amy Heckerling's whip-smart use of language, her clever take on Austen, and the strong bonds she created between vibrant, awesome female characters,” added Kuhn. “And I love that Cher Horowitz is a heroine who takes on every obstacle she faces with a unique combination of ingenuity, positivity, and the ability to pull off yellow tartan like nobody else. Getting to write these characters is both a total dream come true and an incredible challenge and I hope we’re doing Cher, Dionne, and Tai justice—we’re certainly having a ton of fun.”
Clueless is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
“Clueless is one of the sunniest, kindest, and smartest films out there, and one of my favorites,” says Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “I’m so excited that we’ll be telling new stories within this world at BOOM! Box.”
Clueless features a cover illustrated by Natacha Bustos (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy).
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Last month's MCC featured some of Marvel's greatest heroes and their biggest adversaries. The box was full of firsts! Marvel's biggest heroes: Daredevil, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Wolverine all get the spotlight here. More exciting than that, some great villains also share the spotlight in this box: Bullseye, Sabretooth, Red Skull, Green Goblin, Ultron, and Red Hulk. This was a box chock-full of Mighty Marvel awesomeness.
The first item in the box is a patch that features Iron Man and Ultron. It's the first time that the patch features two characters on it. The second item in the box also features two characters (another first): Hulk and Red Hulk. The faces are split in half, with one showing the Mean Green and the other with Big Red.
The next item was an copy of Inhumans vs. X-Men featuring a variant cover. Again, we get another Funko first; a POP! photograph cover featuring Wolverine and his nemesis Sabretooth. This boxes POP! tee featured my favorite super hero, Spider-Man! The tee also features the Green Goblin in a "retro style POP! tee!" The shirt was chosen via Twitter poll after the two fan favorite rivals beat out all others.
The first Pint Size Heroes in a Collector Corps box featured Marvel's First Avenger, Captain America and the villainous Red Skull. Finally, we got not one, but TWO POP! figures in a two-pack box. Daredevil and Bullseye, featured on the box art, were the main attraction here. This is the first time that Funko has produced a Bullseye figure and it was awesome.
Inside February's MCC:
- Ultron/Iron Man Patch
- Hulk/Red Hulk Pin
- Red Skull Pint Size Heroes Figure
- Captain America Pint Size Heroes Figure
- Inhumans vs. X-Men Variant Comic
- Spider-Man/Green Goblin POP! Tee
- Bullseye/Daredevil POP! Figure Two-Pack
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Whether you love the 1980's classics like The Amityville Horror or prefer your March marathon with a side of cult-tactic goodness like Troll 2 or Planet of the Vampires, COMET TV has you covered! COMET, the newest & obviously coolest Sci-Fi Network has been showing the best in fun cult classic films and television shows! If you haven't checked it out, you're missing all the fun!
Throughout the month of March, COMET is bringing you B movies on their A game. We're dedicating an entire month to the best of the best, or in many cases, the best of the worst!
This is March Movie Badness. 16 of the strangest, most cult-tastic, and most joyously weird movies ever made.
Troll 2 (1991) Tuesday March 21 at 8/7c
Planet of The Vampires (1965) Tuesday March 21 at 10/9C
Terror at London Bridge (1985) Wednesday March 22 at 8/7C
Premature Burial (1962) Thursday March 23 at 8/9C
The Amityville Horror (1979) Friday March 24 at 8/7C Saturday March 25 at 8/7C
Monster From the Surf (1965) Monday March 27 at 8/7C
Cellar Dweller (1988) Tuesday March 28 at 8/7C
Gorath (1964) Tuesday March 28 at 10/9C
Destination Moon (1950) Wednesday March 29 at 8/7C
Dracula VS. Frankenstein (1971) Wednesday March 29 at 10/9C
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Thursday March 30 at 8/7C
Dead Like Me Movie (2009) Friday March 31 at 8/7C
To celebrate, we're giving away a COMET March Movie Badness Prize Pack!
The pack includes:
A Limited Edition COMET TV Door Basketball Hoop & Ball- This amazing limited edition door basketball hoop is perfect for all ages. It's clearly a SLAM DUNK!
One Pair of Alien Green Sunglasses- Because you're bad! Bad to the Bone! Celebrate the Badness within you and put on these translucent shades, I heard you can even wear them at night, so you can! So you can see. Plus wait for it... They have their own pouch to keep your shades safe and snuggly.
Two Comet Temporary Tattoos- Nothing says Badness like Tats! Show off your Comet TV love and express yourself! It's okay, they wash-off but we won't tell.
There are three ways to enter:
- Follow us on Intsgram (@popgeekery) or Twitter (@monkeyjedi) and let us know when you do!
- Check out COMET and let us know what you think!
- Let us know what your favorite B-movie is!
You can reach us by Instagram, Twitter, E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by commenting below!
One winner will be randomly chosen. Once notified they will then have 24 hours to reply with an mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.
*Each household is only eligible to win COMET March Movie Badness Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
**COMET is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to winner. No P.O. boxes. Contest open to U.S. residents only.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Chris Hardwick's ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival Adds Tank And The Bangas, Comedians Greg Proops, Brent Weinback, Dan Mintz & More
ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival will take over the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Created and hosted by Chris Hardwick, one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture fandom and one of today’s top touring standup comedians, ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) will combine chart-topping musicians, renowned comedians, makers, and some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry, together in one place for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend experience.
Today, ID10T has announced a slew of additions to its already impressive lineup. Musical guest Tank And The Bangas have been added to Saturday’s Shoreline Amphitheatre Main Stage lineup, alongside Weezer, OK Go, Lord Huron, and more. With their fun and uniquely energetic sound, Tank And The Bangas were the winners of the 2017 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Comedians Greg Proops, Brent Weinbach, Dan Mintz, Marcella Arguello, Jonah Ray, and Mike Phirman have been added to the Monster Energy Comedy Tent and the following comic book artists have been added: Donny Cates, Jai Nitz, Justin Greenwood, Matthew Southworth, Morgan Beem, Ngozi Ukazu, Brent Schoonover, and Phil Hester.
The two-day groundbreaking event will feature all of the best components of a music festival, plus the addition of comedy, comic book fandom, and entertainment, all in an outdoor setting. Each day, pop culture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to roam exhibitor booths, meet comic book artists, and catch their favorite TV and movie casts on back-to-back panels and podcasts, including a special live taping of Hardwick’s own Nerdist Podcast. In the evening, the grounds will transition into a music and comedy hall for live performances from some of today’s top artists and comedians. Hardwick will be onsite to host the event, moderate the main panels, and introduce select bands and comedy performers.
Produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), ID10T will feature three entertainment stages; an interactive festival area with games, rides, and fan experiences; a massive exhibitor village; and a curated artist alley where some of the biggest names in comic books and entertainment will meet fans, showcase their art, discuss their craft, sign autographs, and more.
Information on tickets, pricing, VIP packages, and more is available at www.ID10TFest.com. ID10T boasts a massive festival area directly adjacent to the amphitheatre’s music stage. All tickets including festival general admission, reserved seating and VIP have free roaming access to the festival area, which includes the Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent, Monster Energy Comedy Tent, and full exhibitor village.
Festival General Admission Tickets start at $65.00, Amphitheatre Main Stage Reserved Seating Tickets start at $77.50, and Weekend Passes start at $99.00.\
For more information on ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, please visit: http://www.ID10TFest.com
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Minhal Baig's writing/directing debut, 1 Night, follows two couples at a Los Angeles hotel over the course of an evening. The first couple, played by Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) as Elizabeth and Justin Chatwin (Doctor Who) as Drew, are a 30-something couple trying to rekindle that romantic spark before calling it a day on their marriage. The second couple, played by Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) as Bea and Kyle Allen (The Path) as Andy are old childhood friends brought back together through unfortunate circumstances on prom night. The couples occasionally cross paths and interact throughout the film.
Elizabeth and Drew are at the hotel desperately trying to salvage what's left of their marriage. The two actors are convincing and their dialogue only hints at the deep-seated issues they're facing as a couple. Unfortunately, the short run time of the film doesn't leave much space for character building, leaving the audience to try and fill in the gaps. Intriguing as the premise is and as hard as the actors work, it's hard to care whether or not they stay together. Camp and Chatwin give solid performances, but aren't given enough to build on.
Bea and Andy are childhood friends who've drifted as they made their way through high school. The two reconnect when Bea is dumped by her boyfriend on their prom night. The young couple wander the hotel and spend a lot of time getting to know each other again. Fuhrman and Allen are pitch perfect and are the more interesting of the two couples.
The film sets things up so we're to see Bea and Andy as the younger versions of Elizabeth and Drew at the very beginning of their relationship. It's an interesting twist that reminded me of another romance with a sci-fi bent; the 2001 film Happy Accidents by Brad Anderson. 1 Night definitely would have benefited from a bit more time to explore it's lofty ideas. At 80 minutes, it moves too fast and leaves us with too many questions to feel like a complete experience. That being said, there are some interesting things going on here and it will be interesting to see what Baig does next.
Monday, March 20, 2017
BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands are proud to debut three new Power Rangers Sentries in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #13, the latest issue of their best-selling comic book series. The issue went on sale March 15 in comic book shops.
Following the debut of the Mastodon Sentries in issue #11, this issue features the Tyrannosaurus Sentries, Sabertooth Sentries, and Pterodactyl Sentries, troopers molded after the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and under the command of Lord Drakkon on an alternate timeline Earth. In the story, Tommy Oliver and Billy Cranston have been transported to that universe, in which Lord Drakkon—the Tommy Oliver of this timeline—and Rita Repulsa have conquered the planet. In eluding capture by the Sentries and trying to find their way back to their own world, the pair find allies with an underground resistance called The Coinless.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #13 is written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Hendry Prasetya. The Sentries were designed by MMPR cover artist Jamal Campbell and Saban Brands.
In addition, issue #13 features the first installment of Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues) and Bachan's (Bill & Ted Save the Universe) story, "The Ongoing Misadventures of Squatt & Baboo," starring the two bumbling henchmen of Rita Repulsa. The story will run in two-page installments until issue #24.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Dynamite has published the comic book, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother Pokey since 2015, selling over one half million copies and winning the hearts of readers of all ages! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has become one of the world's most famous felines. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss comes face to face with the original cartoon cat, Garfield!
An exclusive partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios' award-winning imprint, KaBOOM!, will bring Jim Davis' iconic comic strip cat Garfield together with internet sensation Grumpy Cat in a limited series, with a story written by Mark Evanier!
"Teaming up with Garfield for a comic series is a real honor," says Grumpy Cat. "I hate it."
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite says, "Working with the fine folks at Grumpy Cat has been absolutely wonderful; we've had tremendous success bringing Grumpy to our fans, and helped to grow the comics market with record breaking sales through the direct market, book stores, and Scholastic. Our Free Comic Book Day giveaways drew thousands of new fans to comic stores for the first time. Meeting Mr. Davis has been a highlight of my career and working with him and our friends Ross, Filip, and everyone at Boom! Studios to bring her into the world of Jim Davis' beloved comic strip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These are the two most famous felines in the world. I can't wait to see what trouble these two get into!"
"Jim Davis approached us years ago asking us to publish the Garfield comic books and it's been a tremendous honor to work with one of the greatest cartoonists of all time and the entire team at PAWS," said Ross Richie, Founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios. "When I met with him at San Diego Comic-Con International this year to discuss this crossover, he was brimming with delight at the idea of these two felines getting together. His enthusiasm and affection for this crossover is infectious! This is going to be terrific fun!
Look for more news about the comic book crossover event of the year in the coming months, with a release targeted for summer 2017!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Timed to coincide with the release of the Lego Batman movie and the Power Rangers reboot, Loot Crate's February theme was "Build." The contents of the crate all fit perfectly into this month's theme. They tapped Power Rangers, Lego, and Tetris to "build" this month's crate. The folks at Loot Crate continue to give Looters the biggest bang for their buck even with the recent rise in cost. I don't think you can find a better subscription box with the high quality exclusive items for a comparable price point.
The first item in the box is probably the most fun! A Batman food container, shaped as the Dark Knight's head, for carrying your snacks on the go. Not too big and not too small, it's the perfect size for keeping your snacks safe.
Next up are THREE Power Rangers items! If you're a fan of the teen heroes, then this was the crate for you. First was the monthly Loot Crate pin featuring the mighty Megazord. The pins in each crate have been amazing and this month is no different. Next is a digital download (via Comixology) of three Power Rangers comics (MMPR #'s 0-1 and MMPR: Pink #1). Finally, we got an exclusive Power Rangers Megazord t-shirt.
Video game lovers were winners in this month's crate, too. Tetris fans got a set of big Tetris block-shaped magnets for their refrigerator's. You can shuffle them around to create your own designs with 9 familiar shapes from the classic game. Finally, each box contained one Lego Dimensions Fun Pack figure! There were 5 possible figures (Wonder Woman, Bad Cop, Benny, Cyborg, and Unikitty. This box contained Wonder Woman (not complaining about that!) to be used with my Lego Dimensions game. All in all, another month of awesome loot!
Inside this month's crate:
- Wonder Woman Lego Dimensions Fun Pack (Lego, Warner Bros.)
- Megazord Pin (Saban, Loot Crate)
- Power Rangers Digital Comics (BOOM!/Comixology)
- Megazord T-shirt (Saban, Loot Crate)
- Batman Food Conatiner (DC Comics, Zak! Designs)
- Tetris Magnets (Tetris Company/Paladone)
Friday, March 3, 2017
In a collaboration of legendary proportions, McFarlane Toys is proud to announce that it is once again partnering with Bungie this time to create Guardian action figures for Destiny, scheduled for release this summer.
Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny is a first-person action shooter that features cinematics storytelling alongside cooperative and competitive gameplay. Players create a unique character and become legend through completing a series of shared activities in a social world. Destiny has entertained a legion of engaged players across more than 30 million unique accounts since its initial release in September 2014.
Best known for attention to detail and immense creativity, McFarlane Toys has produced action figures and construction sets for some of the biggest properties in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. This upcoming partnership with the creators of Destiny will not only continue that tradition but expand on it. Fans of the emerging action franchise can look forward to a new selection of game-accurate action figures, 10-inch figures, and role play items.
McFarlane Toys' initial wave of Destiny toys will include fully articulated figures that depict Guardian Classes, including the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. These figures will debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with a Destiny branded detailed base.
"Detail, depth, and customization, that's what Destiny gives its players, and that's what made it the biggest new video game franchise launch" said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. "With our upcoming Destiny line, fans can expect that same amount of detail and customization that we have built our own reputation on."
McFarlane Toys'™ Destiny figures will be available at major retailers this July carrying an MSRP: $19.99. For more information about Destiny visit www.destinythegame.com. The community can interact directly with the developer at www.bungie.net. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.