Watch the brand new trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The May 25, 1977 theatrical debut of Star Wars –- on a scant 32 screens across America — was destined to change the face of cinema forever. An instant classic and an unparalleled box office success, the rousing “space opera” was equal parts fairy tale, western, 1930s serial and special effects extravaganza, with roots in…

HITMAN: AGENT 47 arrives on DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 29

Rupert Friend stars in this action-packed thriller based on the award-winning video game franchise. A genetically engineered assassin with superior intelligence and superhuman abilities, 47 (Friend), turns the tables on a sinister organization that’s out to create an army of unstoppable killers with his DNA. Teaming up with a mysterious young woman (Hannah Ware), he…

Blu-ray Review: HALLOWEEN – 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

“I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply…evil.” Most movie buffs trace the origins of the slasher film to Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Black Christmas. However, it was Halloween that perfected the formula. All the well-known tropes are presented: the unstoppable killer, the oversexed teens being led to the…

Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed collaboration MISTRESS AMERICA arrives on Blu-ray Dec. 1

In writer-director Noah Baumbach’s, MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a proud resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town…

C4 Photo Gallery

No rest for the weary. One week after Nerd-Con, I made the long drive from San Diego to the Ventura County Fairgrounds to attend events at the Central Coast Comic-Con. While Nerd-Con was a 1 day event, C4 took place the entire weekend with a preview night on Friday. I was only able to attend…

Nerd-Con Photo Gallery

On August 22nd, I hit up a brand new convention in Escondido at the California Center for the Arts. The inaugural Nerd-Con was a small event, especially compared to the looming specter of San Diego Comic-Con. However, the intimate setting was far less daunting and relaxed. Organizers made great use of limited space inside and…

Blu-ray Review: KICK-ASS 2

“Avengers assemble, a—hole!” Scotsman Mark Millar is one of the top writers currently in the comic book industry. He’s able to find a unique slant to traditional superhero tropes. Millar’s magnum opus, Superman: Red Son, is a brilliant look at what would have happened if baby Kal-El had landed in Stalin Russian instead of Smallville,…

Movie Review: KICK-ASS

”With no power, comes no responsibility.” Comic book superheroes in a real world setting have been a hot topic for many recent action films. Iron Man and Christopher Nolan’s Bat-films have attempted to ground larger-than-life heroes in a more realistic setting. Watchmen took a heady approach in its depiction of the socio-political impact of costumed individuals while Hancock went a more…

Blu-ray Review: LOVE AND MERCY

Music biopics generally follow a specific formula. The film opens with the subject in his later years on the cusp of his professional comeback. He flashes back to the various highs and lows of their life. These include plenty of scenes involving drugs and infidelity. Movies like Ray and Walk the Line follow the formula…

Starz releases official season 3 trailer for BLACK SAILS

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Starz released today the official season three trailer and key art for its Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails.” The series is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”) and executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad…