Wednesday, February 25, 2015

'Alien 5' to Give Ripley a Proper Sendoff


A little off the beaten track here but I have always loved the first two films in the Alien series and have been lukewarm towards the rest (even though Alien 3 has some good moments). Well with news that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is working on a new film in the series it has been revealed that Sigourney Weaver will be returning as Ripley...and that the new film will be ignoring all of the films since James Cameron's Aliens. It will be interesting to see how that works out but as long as Blomkamp delivers a great film (or at least one not as confused as Prometheus) than OK! For some comments about the new film you can watch Sky Movies brief chat with both Weaver and Blomkamp about the upcoming project and its genesis in the video below. UPDATE: Since the SkyMovies video has went down here is IGN's recap.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Darth Vader Returns to 'Rebels'


The Dark Side will take center stage in the season finale of Star Wars Rebels as a new preview has revealed that Mr. Vader himself will make an appearance in the episode "Fire Across the Galaxy." Watch the preview below and leave any thoughts.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

'The Land That Time Forgot' Coming to Blu-Ray


More ERB for your High Def collection! Following their release of At The Earth's Core, Kino and Scorpion Releasing will be releasing director Kevin Connor's 1975 movie this June. Extras will include commentary with Connor and reversible cover art. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/scorpionreleasinginfo/posts/401097793383011

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Retro Comics: John Carter, Warlord of Mars #14


OK folks we're back to Barsoom as "Tonight is the Night...Helium Dies!"

When we last left John Carter, he was stuck in a wall literally as the forces of dark wizard Zhuvan D'ark marches on Helium in retribution. With the great city breached and people falling D'ark reveals his ultimate goal: to resurrect his love Adanna and use Carter and Dejah Thoris' bodies as new hosts! With only Kantos Kan, Grogg and a revived Tars Tarkas to battle on things look grim for our heroes...

Wrapping up this story line, Marv Wolfman and company throw in melting flesh, walking skeletons, Ninth Ray revivals and a good sword throw by Kantos in the mix to provide a rousing, if somewhat grisly finale. The grisly part comes from seeing several skeletons take human form and leave their victims a bag of bones that brings to mind old horror comics of the 1950s. The story itself still seems left over from Conan the Barbarian or Red Sonja but for an off the beaten track story it does present a good read.

Handling art duties is the combined work of Carmine Infantino and Rudy Nebres and again they bring a nice hand to the action, walking corpses and battling princesses. The final fight between Kantos, Grogg and Tars and Zhuvan D'Ark is particularly handled well with enough bold strokes to catch the reader's eye.

Next time brings "The History Horrors!" so come back and we'll see how John Carter navigates his next comic adventure.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dynamite's 'Swords of Sorrow' Set For May


Sorry for the lack of updates so I'll be trying to catch up. The first news is the announcement from Dynamite Entertainment of Swords of Sorrow, a new six issue miniseries teaming up three of the company's top female characters-Princess Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja and Vampirella-under the eye of current Red Sonja writer Gail Simone and artist Sergio Davila. The series will have a female bent as Simone mentions in a press release on Comic Book Resources that asks what if women had written those great pulp adventure stories? For more info and other cover art check out http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59385 and I'll be back later.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

'Jupiter Ascending' Extended Look Trailer


With only less than a week to go, Warner Bros. has released a new extended look at the Wachowski's sci-fi epic that basically explains the entire plot and answer some questions. The real question is will the movie appeal to a wide audience or will it become 2015's John Carter? Take a look below and leave any thoughts afterwards.