Comic Documentaries on Ellis, Morrison to Watch Free

Sequart Organization, a publisher of books and films “devoted to the study of popular culture and the promotion of comic books as a legitimate art form”, has released two of their documentaries about cult comic creators on YouTube for free viewing. Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods was produced in close collaboration with Morrison and features extensive interviews with him, as well as never-before-seen photos and documents spanning his childhood to the present day. Complimenting Morrison’s own words are interviews with […]

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Another Warner Streaming Service Shut Down – And This One Hurts

Continuing the pattern of Warner streaming services being shut down, the latest announcement is that FilmStruck will end next month. The move appeared to be the latest by WarnerMedia, under AT&T’s ownership, to streamline operations by cutting niche-oriented business ventures. Two sources familiar with the decision said the plan to kill FilmStruck was made prior to AT&T’s closing the Time Warner deal; in any case, the strategy aligns with the new WarnerMedia blueprint to shift resources to mass-market entertainment services. […]

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Film Combines Holiday and Pet Appeal

There was a small trend a few years ago of star-studded ensemble films directed by Garry Marshall themed around holidays — Valentine’s Day was followed by New Year’s Eve and then Mother’s Day. Now comes a new twist on seasonal cinema — this time with added cute animal appeal! Out August 10, during the dog days of summer, is Dog Days, directed by Ken Marino from a screenplay by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama (Marino’s wife). [This] ensemble comedy follows […]

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There’s Going to Be a Choose Your Own Adventure Movie That Will Let You Actually Choose

Twentieth Century Fox has a Choose Your Own Adventure movie in development. That’s not surprising — in a world that’s seen a Battleship licensed movie, every fond memory of our childhood is suitable for brand extension, and this one is better-known than many. What did surprise me is the announcement that they will be using CtrlMovie technology to allow the audience to decide how the movie will go using an app. Viewers vote to decide what characters will do at […]

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Black Panther Extras Promote the Women of Wakanda

To draw attention to the imminent release of Black Panther on home video — you can rent the digital version starting tomorrow, with the Blu-ray release a week after, on May 15 — Marvel is promoting one of the special features, “The Warriors Within”, which focuses on the importance of the women of Wakanda (and how the actresses learned to fight). Here are two clips: A photo gallery: As well as these interview statements: Lupita Nyong’o: “I love the way […]

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Daphne & Velma Get Their Own Movie

Daphne and Velma, the two women of the Scooby-Doo team, are getting their own movie! It’s a prequel, from before they met the talking dog, and it’s live action! Sarah Jeffery (Descendants: Wicked World) plays Daphne and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) plays Velma. Here’s the trailer and description: State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new […]

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Rockula Coming to Blu-ray!

I guarantee most of you have never heard of Rockula, a cheesy bad movie from 1990 starring Dean Cameron as a teenage vampire. His mother is played by Toni Basil, his nemesis is Thomas Dolby (yes, the musician, who plays a pirate with a peg leg), and his band includes Bo Diddley. Every 22 years, his fated love gets killed by the pirate, only to be reincarnated. He’s determined to break the cycle this time, and becoming a rock star […]

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Warner Combines Movie Streaming Services, Shutting Down Warner Archive Instant

Time Warner had FilmStruck (launched 2016), an arthouse movie streaming service focusing on indie and foreign films. They also had Warner Archive Instant (launched 2013), which provided streaming of classic movie and TV shows. Now, they just have FilmStruck, with the classic movies moving over to the first service, including such well-known titles as Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, Singin’ in the Rain, Citizen Kane, The Music Man, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, and Cat People. The Warner Archive […]

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