Tuesday, October 4, 2016
It looks like we'll be heading back to Barsoom soon. At this year's New York Comic-Con, Dynamite has announced that writer Brian Wood and artist Alex Cox will be tackling the new series and Wood states he's excited to be involved: "Taking on a classic literary icon like John Carter is no small thing, and working with Alex Cox to find a direction that both honors the past and looks into the future has been a great challenge, one that we both are enjoying immensely." For more info check out http://comicsthegathering.com/forums/news/nycc-announcement-brian-wood-writes-upcoming-john-carter-mars and stay tuned.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Sorry for the long absence. In this case my return brings a new teaser for Showtime's upcoming Twin Peaks revival that reminds us that there is always music in the air as we hear and see original composer Angelo Badalamenti playing the haunting Laura Palmer theme so take a peek and let us know what you think.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
In honor of his birth, Nervana has a great article posted looking at the influence Edgar Rice Burroughs has had on popular culture and how his work still resonates today. Head over to http://nerdvanamedia.com/books/happy-b-day-erb-why-edgar-rice-burroughs-birthday-is-a-big-deal/115024/ and leave your thoughts below as we celebrate the big day.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Get ready to bring the Legend home. Warner Bros. has announced The Legend of Tarzan will be coming October 11 on Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD. The disc will include six featurettes that break down as follows:
For more info check out http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=19664 and stay tuned.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
With David Bowie's passing still on our minds, it makes sense that his first film would be returning. Studio Canal will be releasing a new 4K restoration of Nicolas Roeg's sci-fi masterpiece starring Bowie this Septembet at least in Great Britian and then a Blu-Ray release shortly afterwards. No word yet on if the restoration will be released here in the states (or if Criterion will ever rerelease their excellent DVD/Blu-Ray from years ago) but here's the trailer anyway so take a look and stay tuned.
Monday, August 15, 2016
With the summer winding down it looks we're also winding down on The Legend of Tarzan's run at the box office. As of right now Box Office Mojo has the film at a worldwide gross of $347 million, with the US box office steady at $124 million http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=tarzan2016.htm . On the one hand that's much better than most of the earlier predictions, where the film was a certain failure opposite stiff competition such as The BFG and Independence Day: Resurgence and certainly higher than such mega-bombs like Warcraft and Alice Through the Looking Glass. On the other hand it seems to be in a group of films (like Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond and recently Jason Bourne) that failed to make a profit for its studio. Indeed if we go by the old rules of a film having to make twice its budget, Tarzan is short by $13 million, which if that was it is not a bad figure. But thrown in marketing and print costs and it is still short. So where does it go from here? Depending on how the film does on home video it could ultimately make a profit but probably not enough to convince Warner Bros. to continue with a sequel unless it does really good in the ancillary market (DVD, digital download, streaming, etc). I guess the one victory here is for ERB fans who for once got a Tarzan movie that brought the characters that Burroughs wrote to life without sacrificing what made them stand out. For fans that is the victory so embrace it.