Archive for the ‘Movies & Television’ Category


The American 1950’s are often remembered through rose-colored glasses. But these were dangerous and tumultuous times. Mounting racial tensions, the Red Scare, and nuclear warfare, constant threats, lurked just below the surface. Day to day life had changed radically and rapidly with the advent of television, the interstate highway system, and the sprawl of suburbia. Under the flimsy facade of tidy innocence, instability and volatility had begun to boil over. Corruption and greed, ever present human qualities, had began to take the lead. John Blacksad, bicolor cat, Private Investigator, and protagonist of Blacksad, has his work cut out for him.


After the slew of celebrity ASL Ice Bucket Challenge videos this week, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Vin Diesel took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” attention to redirect to another vital cause. The actor called for fans to “plant a tree for Groot”.


With four days left until the series 8 premiere of Doctor Who—the “Final Countdown” by Europe plays in the background—fans are gearing up with constant reruns to calm the anticipation of the “oncoming storm”. Hold onto your seat, there’s going to be dinosaurs.

*Warning: the following contains Doctor Who spoilers and many obscure Whovian references throughout. Geronimo.


Boston Comic Con

Looking for something fun to do in a safe place to nerd out with all your fellow comic book fans? Well, Boston Comic Con is the place to be!



Photo: Courtesy of Zack Snyder

At San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, director Zack Snyder shared the first photos of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Finally getting some much deserved screen time in Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman is one of many comic woman who takes being a heroine to the next level.


Marvel's Current Deadpool (#1) Comic Series

Marvel’s Current Deadpool (#1) Comic Series

Marvel’s most infamous anti-hero is one step closer to starring in his own feature film! (more…)


If you’re looking for a case of the heebie jeebies, The Eyes of the Cat should deliver. Originally created in the late 1970’s for Les Humanoides Associes’ Metal Hurlant magazine, this comic was the first collaboration between artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, and writer/director Alexandro Jodorowsky. In few words, those words a lurid monster/child’s sinister soliloquy, Les Yeux du Chat, as it was originally titled, offered a succinct but substantial commentary on the nature of life.



If David Lynch is your inspiration, and Jean Giraud does your blurb, you’ve pretty much arrived. Rightfully so in the case of Frederik Peeters. The Swiss graphic novelist of Blue Pills fame, has outdone himself with Pachyderme. Like his muse, Peeters plays with a blurry line between reality and surreality, and for the reader, the experience is more like negotiating a tightrope, just a precarious misstep away from some perhaps perilous but definitely peculiar fate.



Grant Gustin made a positive impression with his introduction of his character in the CW’s Arrow last fall and the CW is running with Grant into the new series The Flash. Character Barry Allen arrives in Stirling, the home of the Green Arrow, as a forensic investigator assistant looking to unravel the death of his parents.

Geeky guy with a tragic past is transformed into a masked marvel by some freaky science—always reminded me of a Peter Parker type hero. The new five minute extended trailer mostly excited comic fans but also left a few lingering questions about the “fastest man alive”.


Before Batman, there was Gotham.

Fox looks to reveal a new chapter in the Batman saga with the pre-commissioner life of James Gordon. The network seems to be trying to sell a Batman series without Batman? Part crime drama, part superhero origins, fans get to see their favorite icons in the corrupt streets of Gotham City, from The Penguin to Catwoman and Two-Face and The Joker…. as teenagers.