Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shut Up & Take My Money: August 26th




Greeting fellow movie watchers and comic book collectors. 

Are you looking for a new flick to watch or new comics to read? 


Check out this week's latest releases! 

Blu-rays/Dvds


Legend of Hell House 

Description:

It sits here, shrouded in mist and mystery, a nesting place for living evil and terror from the dead. It’s Hell House. Roddy McDowall heads the cast of this exciting chiller about four psychic investigators and the dark, brooding mansion they call the Mt. Everest of haunted houses. It’s already destroyed one team of researchers. Now this brave quartet ventures in for another try at unraveling its secrets. But before they succeed, they must suffer through madness, murder and everything else that the spirits who dwell here have in store for them. Yet learning the truth just might drive them all insane. An ingeniously devised ghost story, The Legend Of Hell House will thrill and delight veteran horror fans from the first creaking door to the very last slithering shadow.

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The Double 

Description:

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

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Hell of the Living Dead/Rats Night of Terror 

Description:

Includes two jaw dropping Italian shockers now available as a Double Feature bluray: Hell of the Living Dead and Rats Night of Terror.

Extras:

1. Bonded By Blood - Interviews with Co-Writer/Co-Director Claudio Fragasso and Stars Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo, Ottaviano DellAcqua & Massimo Vanni 
2. Hell Rats Of The Living Dead - Interview with Director Bruno Mattei 
3. Theatrical Trailers 
4. Poster & Still Galleries

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The Possession of Michael King


Description:

Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn't believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment - allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him - in the hopes that when they fail, he'll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go. Dale Dickey (IRON MAN 3), Tomas Arana (GLADIATOR), and Julie McNiven (Mad Men) co-star in this intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of WHITE NOISE and THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.


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Comics 



BALTIMORE: THE WITCH OF HARJU #2

Description:

Baltimore investigates a small town in Estonia where the Red King has been seen. But he has little luck getting the townsfolk to speak with him, and a farmhouse full of broken, bloodied bodies is his only lead.

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DREAM THIEF: ESCAPE #3

Description:

At the worst possible moment, John Lincoln gets possessed by another ghost! His daring prison-break plans take an unexpected detour as the Dream Thief and the spirit of his father take on a nasty drug dealer . . . and see a familiar face!


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EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: BREAKING THE RECORD #3

Description:

The people responsible for the stray cat population explosion have been revealed, but can Emily and the Strangers stop the plot and find homes for these cats? And will they be able to put aside their differences and record an out-of-this-world album, all while playing detective on the kitty case? It’s gonna come down to the wire in the rocking conclusion to Breaking the Record!

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THE GOON: OCCASION OF REVENGE #2


Description:

It’s full-blown war between the Goon’s Family and the Witch Gang, while the Goon becomes entangled with a woman who is more than willing to fight by his side. Meanwhile, Willy Nagel’s own personal story of revenge is played out, revealing his past secrets.


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Happy reading/watching folks! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Annabelle Trailer




One of the best things about last year's The Conjuring was the snippet story about the Annabelle doll. I was excited to hear that the story of the doll was expanding to its own feature film and now the trailer for it has been released.


Annabelle will be out in theaters in October. 

I Love Shorts: Behind Closed Doors



Troubled by his conflicting parents and haunted by the monster that dwells in his bedroom closet - Gregory must confront his demons and defeat the true evil that exists behind closed doors.


If you know of a short film you think the world should see, go ahead and send me a link and maybe it will be a feature of the week! 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For






It's been nine years since Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller collaborated their visions to make the pages of Sin City into a film. The first Sin City film was a refreshingly gritty take on the comic book movies genre at the time of its release.

Since Sin City there have been numerous comic book adaptations dominating theaters but with all the time that has passed could Rodriquez and Miller please the fans who have been longing for another look into the seedy world of Sin City?

I say yes.






Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For welcomes unknown characters into a mix of stories while revisiting the characters we loved and hated from the first film. The first Sin City focused on the dark and corrupt side of the city while A Dame to Kill For centers around the lusty and seductive side.








A Dame to Kill For continues the noir nature and stylish visual effects that made the first series strikingly alluring. The theme of sex and power overshadows the splattery violence and flecks of humor that are injected to each story reminding the audience that Sin City is a sleazy realm of excitement and danger.







The visuals and stories were only a minor factor to creating an effective follow up. All the actors involved, even the ones playing small parts, were talented at their roles. Mickey Rourke carried on his lovable but fearful character of Marv and Jessica Alba was able to twist sweet Nancy into a tortured woman with a vengeance. Joesph Gordon-Leavitt opened the film as a lucky loser named Johnny and Josh Brolin gracefully took over Clive Owen’s place as Dwight.




Those are slight examples of the solid cast involved in the film.








Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For offers a satisfying return to the smutty and corrupt lives of the citizens of Sin City. The time lost between the first film and the sequel proves that the city can still provide captivating untold stories.



Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For opens in theaters today.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shut Up & Take My Money: August 19th


Greeting fellow movie watchers and comic book collectors. 

Are you looking for a new flick to watch or new comics to read? 


Check out this week's latest releases! 

Blu-rays/Dvds



The Amazing Spider-Man 2 


Description:

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

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Parks & Recreation: Season 6


Description:

Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler returns as Leslie Knope in the hilarious sixth season of Parks and Recreation. The citizens of Pawnee loathe their merger with the neighboring town of Eagleton, and blame all their troubles—both real and imagined—on Councilwoman Knope. The personal lives of those in City Hall are equally as tumultuous: Andy (Chris Pratt) must temporarily say "cheerio" to his wife, April (Aubrey Plaza), when he takes a dream job in London; Ron (Nick Offerman) adjusts to his new domestic roles; and Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) eagerly await the birth of their child… if they can survive the woes of pregnancy. From Primetime Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels (The Office) and Michael Schur (The Office, Saturday Night Live) comes this three-disc set featuring a sensational ensemble cast and iconic guest stars such as Lucy Lawless, Henry Winkler, Heidi Klum, Kristen Bell and Sam Elliot. Take a trip to the small town with the big heart as you watch all 22 episodes back-to-back and commercial free!

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Only Lovers Left Alive

Description:

The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

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The Quiet Ones

Description:

A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.


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The Sacrament

Description:

Two journalists set out to document their friend's journey to reunite with his estranged sister. They track her to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the remote world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia composed of nearly two hundred members and overseen by a mysterious leader known only as "Father." It quickly becomes evident to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. Eden Parish harbors a twisted secret. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a fight for survival.

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Rosemary's Baby

Description:

Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse's suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.



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Comics 


The Killer Omnibus Volume 2 

Description:

A professional. A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking. Archaia presents The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series chronicling one man's journey through some seriously bad mojo. After his misadventures in Venezuela, our Killer retires to Mexico, but his Colombian cartel friend Mariano and the Cuban agent Katia are not far behind. Soon he finds himself drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. Even when he finds himself in unusual territory as the shadow owner of an oil company developing Cuba’s off-shore deposits, the need for his usual skill-set is never far away…


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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #6 

Description:

What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies!


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THE STRAIN: THE NIGHT ETERNAL #1

Description: 

It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world—a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction and hope to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise.

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Road Rage 

Description:

Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, for the first time on "Throttle," a story that paid tribute to Richard Matheson's classic tale, "Duel." In Road Rage, both stories are adapted to the comic-book form by writer Chris Ryall with artists Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.



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Happy reading/watching folks! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

5 Steps to Defeating An Alien



Aliens are about to attack the world!

Ok maybe not right now but some day, one day they will!

I feel like I know all the ways to take on vampires, werewolves and zombies but what about aliens? 

I wonder, what's the best way to defeat an alien (and protect your probe-o-lious butt hole)


1. Foil their plans with foil

Who knows if this stuff really works but hey, it can't hurt, right? So along with making a shiny foil hat for your head to block the aliens from invading your thoughts; why not make some foil undies as well? The magic of the foil may scramble the working of the probe causing an invisible wall between the probe and your hole of untapped knowledge. Now you can think freely and sit with ease with this alien kryptonite. *pew pew*






2. Entice them with junk food 

The greatest thing the Earth has to offer any creature is an endless amount of tasty treats that will titillate any foreign palette. Cheeseburgers, peanut butter, cats, dogs and frogs are all things aliens might be interested in eating other than us. 

Also if possible, get the alien completely shit-faced. If E.T. can get drunk then maybe the average alien can too.  Keep a full stocked cabinet, freezer and bar of junk and drinks and prepare to offer it to the visitor. Then as it chows down...run your ass to safety *pun may be intended*









3. Draw on yourself

If you are dealing with a body snatcher whom has the ability to only clone, then gather with your friends and family and plan a special marking. Take a permanent marker or pen and draw a line or something on yourself that will distinguish you from your evil alien clone. The alien can only clone your flesh (and maybe tattoos) but if you mark yourself up, it shouldn't be able to clone something that isn't a natural part of your exterior.








4. Get a contagious disease stat! 

So if it's possible to defeat an alien with a common cold, then other hardcore diseases should do the trick as well right? 

If there isn't anyone around with a cold, hit the hospitals up for someone with the flu, herpes, mono, pink eye, something that will instantly infect the alien right away. 

Make out with that patient, tongue and all! 

Then find your chance to make out with the alien to pass along the disease then poof, kazam, alien should die. 






5. Full-on attack! 

Get your Inner Jerry Springer all up on that alien's ass! If the alien doesn't have some super power than can immediately harm you then just straight up attack it. Throw your shoes, the lamp, some punches, kick it in its crotch-less crotch, go for the eyes, jump kick, use your hairspray for mace, stab it in the face with a fork. Do what you gotta do! Even if the alien does have some special power, it might be hard for it to use with you all on top of the alien getting your ghetto on. The alien may get instantly panic stricken causing it to retreat and warn other aliens to retreat as well. It could happen.




So folks, when the time comes for unfriendly aliens to invade our planet and our bodies, follow these helpful steps and protect yourself and all of mankind.


I Love Shorts: Monster Roll



This week's short film features sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. I can't get enough of big monsters movies so naturally I love this. 





If you know of a short film you think the world should see, go ahead and send me a link and maybe it will be a feature of the week!