The Star Wars franchise is arguably the most influential piece of Science Fiction in popular culture, and after Lucas sold the rights to Disney in 2012, fans seem split on the idea. Most agreed that the prequel movies were worse than the Original movies, but some were worried about the direction the series would take under Disney. The more I hear about the project, however, the more I become excited about it. First came the announcement that Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will be helping to write the script of this new trilogy.
No Crying Until The Premiere
One of the most notorious cult classics of the video game world is finally getting the recognition fans have sought after with undying faith and persistence. In 2013 Earthbound finally received a re-release on the Wii U and in recent news Earthbound is going to get a documentary on the journey of those who fought so hard to make this lost gem of Nintendo return to the current generation. This documentary has been long in the process with the combined efforts of Jeff Benson and associates with Fangamer.net and Starmen.net.
Here’s some exciting news for convention season: The cast of the original 1960’s Batman TV Series will be honored guests at this year’s Phoenix Comicon! Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar will all be at the convention in some capacity over the weekend. [Read more…]
Riding the indie wave or something more?
In 2013, Zach Braff started his kickstarter for a movie that he would write and direct alongside his brother. A couple days ago we got to see the first visual fruits of their labor in the first trailer of “Wish I Was Here.” This film surrounds character Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor who is 35 and married with kids, who is still trying to find his place in the world.
In yet another triumph for Marvel Studios and Disney, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier opened this weekend to the tune of $96.2 million (source). That means that the second installment of one of Marvel’s beloved superheroes has broken a lot of spring box office records. It not only broke daily records for April when it opened thursday night and friday morning all over the country, but it has also smashed the record for the biggest weekend opening in April by a fairly wide margin.
Hey guys, we’ve got another episode for you! Moving straight from Miyazaki’s last film we now discuss who is going to be the next Hayao Miyazaki! Listen to our podcast and then message or comment who you think the next Miyazaki is and why? From the list of directors we discussed or a rare gem that we missed, give us your opinions!
Check Out Our Debut Podcast! In this podcast we review Hayao Miyazaki’s final work “The Wind Rises.” Comment and Message and we’ll devote an entire podcast segment to you and your thoughts on “The Wind Rises!”