Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Elves Are Coming to Get You This Christmas


THE ELF IS BACK THIS DECEMBER!

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AND DVD DECEMBER 4

Christmas is under siege from a horde of evil elves in Jamaal Buden’s frighteningly fun Elves, on VOD and DVD this December!


The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box. When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. It's a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.

Horror staples Justin Price (The Elf) and Khu (Dark Moon Rising) produce.

Lisa May, Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett and Amy Jo Guthrie star in Elves, on VOD and DVD December 4 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis : The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box. When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. It's a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.

Elves Are Coming to Get You This Christmas


THE ELF IS BACK THIS DECEMBER!

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AND DVD DECEMBER 4

Christmas is under siege from a horde of evil elves in Jamaal Buden’s frighteningly fun Elves, on VOD and DVD this December!

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Hitting Homes


JACK BLACK AND CATE BLANCHETT CAST A SPELL IN AMBLIN’S MAGICAL
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 27, 2018
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD DECEMBER 18, 2018
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun” (LA Times), The House With a Clock in its Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary. Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.

Full of wonder and adventure, The House With a Clock in its Walls mesmerizes audiences of all ages and keeps the magic alive when stars Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kung Fu Panda), Cate Blanchett (Ocean’s 8, Thor: Ragnarok) and Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home, Mother’s Day) arrive as Uncle Jonathan, Mrs. Zimmerman and Lewis Barnavelt. In the most unexpected places, fantastical events, miraculous twists and suspense filled moments ensue in this “zany kids adventure” (The Hollywood Reporter) that soon captivates adults as well. In the tradition of Amblin classics, master frightener and director Eli Roth’s The House With a Clock in its Walls is a family-friendly fantasy film that “stands alongside the ‘just for kids’ classics of the 1980’s and 1990’s” (Forbes).

In The House With a Clock in its Walls directed by Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Cabin Fever), Lewis Barnavelt (Vaccaro) goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in a creaky and creepy mansion with an eerie tick-tocking heart. But when Lewis soon finds out he’s in the presence of magic practiced by his uncle and neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Blanchett), his new town’s dreary aura boosts to life in an exciting and dangerous way. Based on the beloved children’s classic book written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in its Walls is written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s “Supernatural”) and co-stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks,” Inside Out), Colleen Camp (Clue), Renée Elise Goldsberry (“One Life to Live”), and Sunny Suljic (Mid90s, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.


BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
  • Warlocks and Witches - Go behind the scenes with the enchanting cast of The House with a Clock in Its Walls
    • Finding Lewis - A look at the casting of Owen Vaccaro
    • Jack's Magical Journey - A look at the unique dynamism and magic that Jack Black brings to the character of Jonathan Barnavelt
    • The Great Cate - The cast discuss Cate Blanchett's wonderful performance as Florence Zimmerman
    • The Terrifying Isaac Izard - Watch Kyle MacLachlan's creepy evolution from living icon to undead-warlock
  • Movie Magic
    • The Ultimate Haunted House - Join filmmakers for a guided tour through the incredible house at the center of the film
    • Automatons Attack - A behind-the-scenes look at the mechanical horrors involved in this chilling sequence
    • Pumpkin Puke - Behind the scenes with the cast and an army of spooky, snarling, vomiting pumpkins
    • Moving Pieces - Filmmakers and cast discuss the amazing clock room set
    • Baby Jack - A behind-the-scenes look at the creepy Baby Jack sequence
  • Tick Tock: Bringing the Book to Life - Filmmakers discuss how they adapted the book for the big screen
  • Eli Roth: Director's Journals - Director Eli Roth takes viewers behind the scenes
    • Candler Mansion
    • Newnan, GA
    • The Chair
    • Comrade Ivan
    • New Zebedee Elementary
    • Wrap Day
  • Owen Goes Behind the Scenes - Armed with his own camera, Owen guides viewers on his own journey behind-the-scenes of the movie
    • Around the Set
    • Behind the Camera
    • The Big Interview
    • Downtime on Set
  • Theme Song Challenge - Eli Roth and the cast are challenged to come up with a theme song for the film
  • Do You Know Jack Black? - The cast compete with each other to see who knows Jack Black the best
  • Abracadabra! - Eli Roth performs a magic trick for Owen Vaccaro
  • Jack Black's Greatest Fear - Eli Roth and Owen Vaccaro play a prank on Jack Black
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer - Composer Nathan Barr discusses how he created the film's unique and distinct score

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM DVD & DIGITAL:
  • Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
    • Alternate Opening
    • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
    • More Books, Please
    • A Horrible Practical Joke
    • Tarby Ditches Lewis
    • Eat Up
    • Play for Him
    • Get Out of the Way
    • Time Is of the Essence
    • The Clock That Never Breaks
    • 12 Minutes to Go
  • Gag Reel
  • Feature Commentary with Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Hitting Homes


JACK BLACK AND CATE BLANCHETT CAST A SPELL IN AMBLIN’S MAGICAL
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 27, 2018
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD DECEMBER 18, 2018
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun” (LA Times), The House With a Clock in its Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary. Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.

See the Third Aquaman Trailer Right Here


ComicBook.com premiered the third trailer for Aquaman.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.

See the Third Aquaman Trailer Right Here


ComicBook.com premiered the third trailer for Aquaman.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.

TV Spot for Supergirl Episode "Ahimsa"


In "Ahimsa," Alex asks Lena and Brainiac to team up and help Supergirl; J'onn discovers new ways to help his fellow aliens after running into Manchester Black.

Supergirl is new Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.

TV Spot for Supergirl Episode "Ahimsa"


In "Ahimsa," Alex asks Lena and Brainiac to team up and help Supergirl; J'onn discovers new ways to help his fellow aliens after running into Manchester Black.

Supergirl is new Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gaze Upon Empire's December Snappy Subscriber Cover


Oh, snap. The dust is beginning to settle on 2018, and Empire’s December 2018 issue is about to make its way into the world – our Review of The Year edition, taking a look back at an incredible 12 months of movies.

So when it came to the cover slot, it was only right that Infinity War got star billing – and with their subscriber’s cover, designed by Jacey, there was only one thing to be done. Mr. Stark, we don’t feel so good…

Read more at Empire.

See the whole cover after the jump.

Gaze Upon Empire's December Snappy Subscriber Cover


Oh, snap. The dust is beginning to settle on 2018, and Empire’s December 2018 issue is about to make its way into the world – our Review of The Year edition, taking a look back at an incredible 12 months of movies.

So when it came to the cover slot, it was only right that Infinity War got star billing – and with their subscriber’s cover, designed by Jacey, there was only one thing to be done. Mr. Stark, we don’t feel so good…

Read more at Empire.

See the whole cover after the jump.

Hear John Carpenter's Shudder Theme Music


Listen to the legendary John Carpenter's new theme song composed especially for Shudder!

Brought to you by AMC Networks, Shudder is an experience unlike any other. The only premium streaming service for both casual and super fans of thrillers, suspense and horror.

Shudder has the largest human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling, and provocative films, TV series, and originals– there’s always something new and unexpected for Shudder members to explore.


There are two different cuts of the theme - one is a full-length version and the other is a five second bumper that will play before TV shows and movies on the streaming service.

You can check out Shudder right here.

Hear John Carpenter's Shudder Theme Music


Listen to the legendary John Carpenter's new theme song composed especially for Shudder!

Brought to you by AMC Networks, Shudder is an experience unlike any other. The only premium streaming service for both casual and super fans of thrillers, suspense and horror.

Shudder has the largest human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling, and provocative films, TV series, and originals– there’s always something new and unexpected for Shudder members to explore.

Evil Dead 2 Gets the 4K Treatment


Available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack Including Dolby Vision™

Ash returns in one of horror’s greatest sequels when Evil Dead 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) December 11 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness), and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that cemented his place in horror history, Ash must, once again, battle the deranged dead after returning to the same cabin from The Evil Dead and unleashing Hell on Earth. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR™, bringing the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film to life.

When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the Evil Dead 2 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a brand new, never-before-seen 52 minute featurette, “Bloody and Groovy, Baby! – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II” featurette.

Ash, the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the dead. With his girlfriend possessed and his body parts running amok, Ash must again single-handedly battle the damned in this unhinged horror classic!


CAST
Bruce Campbell - Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Dan Hicks - Darkman, Intruder, Spider-Man 2
Kassie Wesley Depaiva - TV’s “One Life to Live”, TV’s “Days of Our Lives”
Ted Raimi - Spider-Man 3, The Midnight Meat Train, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”

4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES
· NEW “Bloody and Groovy, Baby!” – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 Featurette
· Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
· “Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
· “Cabin Fever – A ‘Fly on the Wall’ Look Behind-the-Scenes of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
· “Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood” Featurette
· “Evil Dead 2: Behind-the-Screams” Featurette
· “The Gore The Merrier” Featurette
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Galleries

Evil Dead 2 Gets the 4K Treatment


Available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack Including Dolby Vision™

Ash returns in one of horror’s greatest sequels when Evil Dead 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) December 11 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness), and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that cemented his place in horror history, Ash must, once again, battle the deranged dead after returning to the same cabin from The Evil Dead and unleashing Hell on Earth. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR™, bringing the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film to life.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition Celebrates 15 Years of Elf


CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY THIS YEAR WHEN ELF CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BUDDY’S SING & CHEER ALONG EDITION

Brand New Sing-A-Long Version of the Holiday Classic with Interactive Special Features Arrives on November 27

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the modern-day holiday classic Elf when Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition arrives on DVD and Digital on November 27th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Chef), the beloved comedy Elf stars Will Ferrell (Old School, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) as Buddy the Elf.


Directed by Favreau from an original script by David Berenbaum (The Haunted Mansion), the film features an all-star cast including Ferrell, James Caan as Walter Hobbs, Zooey Deschanel as Jovie, Mary Steenburgen as Emily Hobbs, Faizon Love as Wanda, Peter Dinklage as Miles Finch, Amy Sedaris as Deb, and Andy Richter as Morris, with Edward Asner as Santa Claus and Bob Newhart as Papa Elf.

Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition will be available on DVD and brand new Elf-inspired extra content, including a bouncing elf hat singalong with Buddy and his friends and all new fun, family-friendly interactive special features. Also included in the DVD package are the original theatrical film and previously released special features.

Fans can also own Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition via purchase from digital retailers beginning November 27th as a new standalone feature, as part of iTunes Extras, or in a bundle with the original film depending on the digital retailer platform.


Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Will Ferrell stars as the ultimate fish out of water, Buddy, who as a baby crawls into Santa’s toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A cheerful misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace – New York City – to seek out his roots.

Unfortunately, they turn out to be a “Scrooge”-like father and a cynical eight-year-old half-brother who doesn’t believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to singlehandedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping at last to find his true place in the world.


DVD ELEMENTS

Elf: Buddy’s Sing and Cheer Edition Special New Interactive Features:
Sing Along version – Follow Buddy’s elf cap as it bounces over the lyrics when one of the glorious and goofy songs comes on.
Buddy’s Best Lines – As Buddy blurts and bellows his lines, watch the words dash, dance and scream on screen.
Buddy’s Big Book of Elf Culture – Be tickled by entries and anecdotes from his Big Book of Elf Culture, everything from toy-making tips to popular elfin dance steps.
Sweet Treats – Throughout the movie you will be treated to Buddy’s recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Clausometer – Track Buddy’s holiday spirit every time you see the Clausometer in the corner of the screen.
Buddy’s Buddies – During special moments in the movie, one of Buddy’s North Pole playmates will animate on screen.
Fun Facts and Trivia – Amusing factoids randomly pop-up with tidbits on Buddy’s humorous and heartwarming adventure.

Previously Released Special Features:
Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Jon Favreau
Deleted/alternate scenes
Nine featurettes including Tag Along with Will Ferrell, Film School for Kids, How They Made the North Pole, Kids on Christmas, Santa Mania, and more.

Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition Celebrates 15 Years of Elf


CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY THIS YEAR WHEN ELF CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BUDDY’S SING & CHEER ALONG EDITION

Brand New Sing-A-Long Version of the Holiday Classic with Interactive Special Features Arrives on November 27

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the modern-day holiday classic Elf when Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along Edition arrives on DVD and Digital on November 27th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Chef), the beloved comedy Elf stars Will Ferrell (Old School, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) as Buddy the Elf.

KISS Reveal New Costumes, Dates for "End of the Road" Tour


Promotional images for the final tour of KISS have revealed the band's new costumes for their "End of the Road" tour. The Hottest Band in the World are embarking on what they've said will be a multi-year trip across the globe to say goodbye to their millions of fans. What I believe is the first leg of the tour begins in Vancouver, BC on January 31st. They'll be hitting the Dallas, TX area on February 20th at the American Airlines Center.

Each KISS member's costume still reflects their individual stage persona, but with a bit more glitz and attitude. Tommy Thayer's Spaceman has the familiar "V" neck adornment, but resembles a sort of Mayan broken glass style with an "eye" amulet in the center. One outlet said it looked "Transformers"-like. Gene Simmons looks to be wearing the textured armor of Godzilla if the beast ever went into Medieval war. Paul Stanley's vest and jacket are both covered in sequins, mirroring and highlighting the attitude of the most glamorous member of the band. Eric Singer channels the Catman with his leather vest and armbands that don the logo long-associated with the character.


KISS also premiered a promotional video for the "End of the Road" tour. It features highlights from their past shows and some great shots of the audiences. The ad definitely does a great job building up the viewer's excitement for what will be an unforgettable experience for sure.

"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in... Unapologetic and Unstoppable," stated KISS on their offical website.

The "End of the Road" tour for KISS is one that will definitely be an emotional experience for me. I haven't missed a show from the band in seventeen years. I grew up with them, airguitaring in my bedroom at age age to "Detroit Rock City" while listening to my "Alive II" album. I FINALLY had the opportunity to meet KISS in full makeup with my oldest son in Oklahoma, although I've had the honor of interviewing and meeting the original members on several different occassions. A world without KISS out and about somewhere will be a strange one.


In a recent interview with KISS for Extra, the band shared why the "End of the Road" tour will be such a special affair and what we can expect. Gene and Paul both get a bit choked up talking about the impact they've had on fans and what their message to all of us really is. It sounds as if concertgoers are in for one last explosive event.

All the initial dates for the "End of the Road" tour can be found here. As usual, there are different ticketing packages which get you varying degrees of access to the shows and band. With this being their final run, I would do my best to get the best experience offered. KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30th at 10am local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday October 31st at 10am local time also through www.kissonline.com.

KISS Reveal New Costumes, Dates for "End of the Road" Tour


Promotional images for the final tour of KISS have revealed the band's new costumes for their "End of the Road" tour. The Hottest Band in the World are embarking on what they've said will be a multi-year trip across the globe to say goodbye to their millions of fans. What I believe is the first leg of the tour begins in Vancouver, BC on January 31st. They'll be hitting the Dallas, TX area on February 20th at the American Airlines Center.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years of "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park"


In 1978, there were two things on the minds of boys ages 5 to 16. OK, maybe three. They were KISS, "Star Wars," and girls. You pick the order they were in for you personally. I was 6, so girls really hadn't figured into the equation yet.


Girls were on boys' minds for the obvious reasons. "Star Wars" was popular because it had just been released the year before and blew everyone away with its groundbreaking, never-before-seen special effects and imagery. After only being around since 1973, KISS was the hottest band in the world because of their shockingly explosive on-stage spectacle and look. They had already released several best-selling studio, live, and solo albums. They had t-shirts, stickers, belt buckles, and everything else you can think of with their logo and likenesses plastered on them. The band even had a comic book that featured the members as superheroes that was published through Marvel Comics.


Their manager, Bill Aucoin, could only see one other area KISS could move into that hadn't been explored yet. The band needed to make a movie. And not just any movie: a movie that put the band into the status of superheroes they were raised to in their comic book.


KISS needed to be seen as superheroes each with individual powers that reflected their different personae. Singer/guitarist Paul Stanley (the Starchild) could control and read minds. Singer/bassist Gene Simmons (the Demon) had super strength and could breathe fire. He also had a reverberating voice that commanded people listen to him and animal-like growls. Singer/lead guitarist Ace Frehley (the Spaceman) could shoot lasers and teleport. Drummer/singer Peter Criss (the Catman) had superhuman agility and leaping powers.



Horror director Gordon Hessler helmed "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park." He had worked on several films with Vincent Price and on "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." There was the monster movie element Gene Simmons would be happy about. The film was produced by Hanna-Barbera, which probably gave manager Aucoin a feeling of comfort that it would be kid-friendly and made to appeal to that demographic. Hanna-Barbera was known for hit shows like "Scooby-Doo," "The Jetsons," and "Johnny Quest."


"KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" debuted on October 28, 1978. What better time for a movie about a rock group disguised in makeup with super powers who battled a mysterious villain and his robots to come out than a few days before Halloween? It was featured as one of NBC's "Movies of the Week" and was a hit. Millions of kids were glued to their television sets that night.


With Halloween right around the corner, the 40th anniversary of the release of "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" is here. I still remember watching it and being thrilled to see my rock superheroes KISS in action. I was the perfect age for what the movie was all about. If it was a marketing ploy to get millions of younger kids hooked on the super-powered look of KISS so they could sell more records, it worked. Forty years later, I'm still a member of the KISS Army!


You can rent or buy the European version of "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park," titled "KISS in the Attack of the Phantoms," on DVD. It's part of the "KISSOLOGY Volume Two: 1978-1991" box set. Will it stand the test of time and be as cool as you remember it being in 1978? No way. Is it still a lot of fun anyway? You bet it is.


Celebrating 40 Years of "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park"


In 1978, there were two things on the minds of boys ages 5 to 16. OK, maybe three. They were KISS, "Star Wars," and girls. You pick the order they were in for you personally. I was 6, so girls really hadn't figured into the equation yet.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Watch the Trailer for Netflix's Australian "Tidelands"


Cal McTeer must unlock the secrets that lie beneath the surface of Orphelin Bay before it's too late.

Tidelands, the first Australian Netflix original series, comes December 14th.

Watch the Trailer for Netflix's Australian "Tidelands"


Cal McTeer must unlock the secrets that lie beneath the surface of Orphelin Bay before it's too late.

Tidelands, the first Australian Netflix original series, comes December 14th.

Watch a Preview of "The Passage"


Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”).

Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”), THE PASSAGE focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.

When a young girl, AMY BELLAFONTE (Saniyya Sidney, “Fences,” “Hidden Figures”) is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent BRAD WOLGAST (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Pitch”) is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah.

Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost.

Brad and Amy’s journey will force them to confront Project Noah’s lead scientist, MAJOR NICHOLE SYKES (Caroline Chikezie, “The Shannara Chronicles”), and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, CLARK RICHARDS (Vincent Piazza, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Rescue Me”), whom Brad trained.

It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist TIM FANNING (Jamie McShane, “Bosch,” “Bloodline,” “Sons of Anarchy”) and death-row inmate SHAUNA BABCOCK (Brianne Howey, “The Exorcist”).

In seeking out any allies he can find, Brad also turns to his former wife, DR. LILA KYLE (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage,” “Murder in the First”), for help.

But as Project Noah’s scientists hone in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.

Don't miss the series premiere of THE PASSAGE, JAN 14 only on FOX!

Watch a Preview of "The Passage"


Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”).

Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”), THE PASSAGE focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.

Watch Trailer for Spielbergian Film "My Pet Dinosaur"


Not Your Average Pet.

Matt Drummond's highly-anticipated family adventure My Pet Dinosaur premieres on DVD November 6 from Uncork'd Entertainment.

The Dove-approved family film, described as a cross between E.T and Monster's Inc, features state-of-the-art visual effects, a heart-warming tale of friendship and the beautiful Australian countryside.



After an experiment gone wrong, a young boy named Jake makes a new friend. When his new lovable pet begins growing larger and larger, it becomes hard for Jake to keep the mischievous creature a secret. While continuing to grow the animal starts some chaos around town causing the military start looking for their missing dinosaur. Now Jake and his friends must save their 'pet' in this heartwarming tale of friendship, mystery and adventure.

My Pet Dinosaur available on DVD November 6 (at Walmart).

 
MY PET DINOSAUR
On DVD November 6

CastJordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi (The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years) and Tiriel Mora (Farscape)

Directed by: Matt Drummond 
Written byMatt Drummond


Watch Trailer for Spielbergian Film "My Pet Dinosaur"


Not Your Average Pet.

Matt Drummond's highly-anticipated family adventure My Pet Dinosaur premieres on DVD November 6 from Uncork'd Entertainment.

The Dove-approved family film, described as a cross between E.T and Monster's Inc, features state-of-the-art visual effects, a heart-warming tale of friendship and the beautiful Australian countryside.


Jimmy Kimmel Guest Stars in "West Coast Avengers" [PREVIEW]


Marvel’s WEST COAST AVENGERS Join Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel for a Variant Cover by David Nakayama! 

Don’t miss Jimmy Kimmel’s exciting cameo in the Marvel Universe this November!


Monster-sized threats are roaming Los Angeles…and the West Coast Avengers will need all the help they can get to save the day. Can Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, keep her newly-formed team together long enough to survive their first big test? And can she do it while the cameras are running?

This November, learn the fate of Los Angeles in WEST COAST AVENGERS #4, featuring a new variant cover by artist David Nakayama to celebrate the team’s super hero debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


“We wanted the new West Coast Avengers to be able to debut to the rest of the Marvel Universe in a big, bombastic way—and what’s a better place for a team that’s courting the LA limelight to debut than Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Or, at least, the Marvel U equivalent!),” said series editor Alanna Smith. “This is actually Hawkeye’s second time in the hot seat of a famous talk show—he went on Late Night with David Letterman in AVENGERS #239, an appearance which we’ve paid homage to with our Jimmy Kimmel variant cover!”

Don’t miss the action in WEST COAST AVENGERS #4, on sale November 21st at your local comic shop!

WEST COAST AVENGERS #4
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art and Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
Jimmy Kimmel Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA (SEP188220)

Jimmy Kimmel Guest Stars in "West Coast Avengers" [PREVIEW]


Marvel’s WEST COAST AVENGERS Join Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel for a Variant Cover by David Nakayama! 

Don’t miss Jimmy Kimmel’s exciting cameo in the Marvel Universe this November!


Monster-sized threats are roaming Los Angeles…and the West Coast Avengers will need all the help they can get to save the day. Can Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, keep her newly-formed team together long enough to survive their first big test? And can she do it while the cameras are running?

This November, learn the fate of Los Angeles in WEST COAST AVENGERS #4, featuring a new variant cover by artist David Nakayama to celebrate the team’s super hero debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Watch Time Lapse Video of Rick Baker Sculpting Joker Bust


Rick Baker brings his version of The Joker to life as a life-size limited edition bust from DC Collectibles. The bust is designed, sculpted and painted by Rick Baker.

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I jumped at the chance to do something with The Joker,” said Baker. “The Joker is one of the most notorious Super-Villains of all time, and I had a blast depicting his twisted and demented personality through this bust. The DC Collectibles team was great to work with and gave me complete creative freedom to bring my version of the character to life.”

Best known for his work on Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars, Gremlins, Thriller, King Kong and Planet of the Apes, special effects artist Rick Baker has brought his monster-making talent to one of DC’s most iconic Super-Villains, The Joker. Ahead of the Halloween release, DC Collectibles has released a sculpting time-lapse video of Baker bringing to life his stunningly creepy version of the Joker.


Designed, sculpted and painted by Rick Baker, the life-size bust is available for pre-order now and will go on sale October 31. The bust measures 1:1 scale/approx.. 22’’ tall and will be available in two versions:
Ultimate Edition: Limited to only 50 pieces (numbered 1-50). Produced from Baker’s original molds, offering fans a version that is just one step removed from the Academy Award winner’s original creation. The bust showcases Baker’s original paint colors for The Joker’s shirt and vest. Each bust will contain a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Baker. MSRP: $1500.00
Standard Edition: Limited to only 150 pieces (numbered 1-150). Features The Joker sporting an orange shirt and purple vest. MSRP: $1000.00

For purchase information, visit https://www.dccomics.com/collectibles.

Watch Time Lapse Video of Rick Baker Sculpting Joker Bust


Rick Baker brings his version of The Joker to life as a life-size limited edition bust from DC Collectibles. The bust is designed, sculpted and painted by Rick Baker.

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I jumped at the chance to do something with The Joker,” said Baker. “The Joker is one of the most notorious Super-Villains of all time, and I had a blast depicting his twisted and demented personality through this bust. The DC Collectibles team was great to work with and gave me complete creative freedom to bring my version of the character to life.”

Get Festive with the "Krampus Origins" Trailer [VIDEO]


It’s going to be a killer Christmas!"Krampus Origins"

The terrifying backstory of the yuletide slaughterer comes to digital and DVD this November with Krampus Origins, arriving November 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.



The first World War rages on when a group of American soldiers find a mysterious artifact that can summon the ancient evil of the Krampus.  After the men are killed in action, the artifact is sent to the commanding officers widow who is a teacher at a small-town orphanage.  The orphans accidentally summon the Krampus and the teacher, and her pupils are forced to battle this ancient evil.


Starring Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu, Paranormal Activity 3) and Anna Harr (Bethany, Restoration), and directed by Joseph Mbah and written by Robert Conway.


Krampus Origins on digital and DVD November 6.