WonderCon 2016 Photo Gallery

2016, the year in cons, has gotten off to a gradual start as I attended smaller conventions like Anime Impulse and Cos-Losseum, both of which were brand new events. I had fun at each event and they allowed me to warm up for the bigger Long Beach Comic Expo and WonderCon. You can read my…

Blu-ray Review: CONTINUUM – SEASON 1

Continuum is a science fiction drama created by Simon Barry and originally airing on the Canadian cable network, Showcase. Syfy subsequently picked it up for American airwaves. The series begins in the year 2077 with a North America that appears to be a utopia. After descending into chaos, the government is dissolved into a Corporate…

Blu-ray Review: OBVIOUS CHILD

Obvious Child has reductively been referred to as the abortion rom-com. Yes, the subject plays an important part in the film, but the movie shouldn’t be defined by it just as the protagonist shouldn’t be defined by one act. Obvious Child began as a 2009 short film written and directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring…

Movie Review: WAR HORSE

It’s been three years since Steven Spielberg’s last directorial effort in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He returned with a vengeance at the end of 2011 with his two latest pictures hitting theaters within days of each other. They couldn’t be any more different. The first was The Adventures of Tintin,…

Arrow Video US to release RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN on DVD & Blu-ray June 28

The remarkable career of the movie industry’s most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Penso’s definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen’s seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook,…

Blu-ray Review: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED

The Disappearance of Alice Creed opens with stark efficiency as we watch a pair of crooks silently prepare for the perfect crime. First, the perpetrators steal a plain, white van, you know, kind that serial killers always use in the movies. Next, they proceed with workmanlike manner in purchasing various items such as a mattress,…

Movie Review: HANSEL & GRETEL – WITCH HUNTERS

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is the latest in a string of revisionist fairytale films following Snow White and the Huntsman and Red Riding Hood. You might even throw in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which delved into the secret history of the famed president and his battles against the undead. In Witch Hunters, writer/director Tommy Wirkola reveals what happened to the…