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PREVIEW: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.2

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PREVIEW: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.2

 

The breathless chase through time and space continues, with the Doctor and Alice on the run over a crime committed by one of his previous incarnations! This issue – things get complicated, quick, as a chainsword-wielding freelancer boards the TARDIS. Is he friend, foe, or something even worse?! With only minutes left before the implant in Alice’s head gives their location away to the transtemporal bounty hunters on their tail, the Doctor won’t have time to weigh his options – and the consequences will be heavy!

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REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (Yes, it bombed but it shouldn’t have!)

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REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (Yes, it bombed but it shouldn’t have!)

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Let me set the picture. Me, a (cough, cough) 30-something, in a theater full of tweens very excited to see Jem and the Holograms. Why? The year was 1985 and a great new cartoon appeared on my television and it was everything I wanted it to be. It was how my 8-year-old self visioned my adult life. I just knew that I was going to grow up and be a famous rockstar. I kind of still do.

This modern take (yes, the 80s are considered vintage by young people today) of Jem and the Holograms starts off with Jerrica Benton, Jem (played by Aubrey Peeples) shooting a video of the story that has led her on this wild and crazy journey as Jem.  

The story starts with Jem telling us when she and her younger sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott) moved in with their Aunt Bailey (Molly Ringwald) and her two daughters Aja (Hayley Kiyoko) and Shana (Aurora Perrineau). Jerrica’s father passed away and he left her fond memories and a cute little robot named Synergy. Fast forward ten years and Jem starts telling the epic story of how Jem came to be.

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Review: Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection F

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Review: Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection F

Before my power level reached over 9000, I was headed to the fabled land of Junior High. But like every school year, my mother insisted that I get a couple of new shirts. That Friday we headed to the Miller’s Outpost. For our younger readers Miller’s was a combination of Old Navy and Hot Topic. A series of shirts featuring Anime characters with rather pointy hair caught my eye. I picked out about 3 shirts and went home.

The next morning I woke up extra early for some Saturday morning cartoons and while I was admiring my new shirts the TV announcer said a phrase I think we all remember: “Next time on Dragon Ball Z…” I practically fell off of the couch as I desperately looked for a VHS so I could record. Safe to say Dragon Ball Z has had an impact on my life.

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Review: Crimson Peak

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Review: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro is one of these directors that truly owns genre filmmaking. Whether it’s a Spanish ghost haunting an orphanage, vampires, a monster from hell fighting on our side, or even having giant robots fighting creatures from the deep, del Toro knows what he’s doing. Is it any wonder why he has such a strong following for his films? What he creates is pure imagination and genius. This year he goes back to his horror roots to bring audiences his latest creation: Crimson Peak. A gothic horror story set in the late 19th century about Sir Thomas Sharpe, his wife Edith, and Thomas’s sister Lucille, all living together in an old house full of dark secrets. It is a beautiful looking movie with amazing talent but ends up being a boring, bitter disappointment all around.

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Review – Gotham Season 1

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Review – Gotham Season 1

While Comic Book movies have been all the rage, it’s good to see them finally making the transition to television. Marvel has Agents of Shield, DC is absolutely killing it with Arrow and the Flash. As we await Supergirl to make her grand appearance I felt it was time to catch up on a show I largely missed; Gotham season 1 makes its debut on Blu Ray – and I went on a binge watch. So how does Gotham stack up against other DC TV shows?

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Introduce The DC Universe – The Family Friendly Way

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Introduce The DC Universe – The Family Friendly Way

After a grueling day at work you return home. You are exhausted and all you really want to do is relax, then you feel the tug at your shirt. Your kid then asks one of the greatest questions possible “Da da, can we watch Batman?”

While the instant answer is yes, I then have to ponder the question: Which Batman should I allow my kid to watch. While there are certainly plenty of DC Animated options – there are fewer options in the Family Friendly version. You certainly wouldn’t want to pop on Batman vs Robin or Batman: Under the Red Hood. Luckily DC Animated and Warner Bros has heard the call and has some pretty decent options.

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Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters

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Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters

To say DC Animation has and continues to have a huge impact on my life would be a bit of an understatement. While I may have made a bit of departure from the DC Comics Universe during its New 52 tenure, the TV and Animation departments have certainly picked up the slack. That’s not saying that the last couple of DC Animated films (Suicide Squad: Assault on Arkam and Batman Vs Robin) didn’t have their flaws.

I was more than relieved to see a departure from the New 52 and a focus on what really for me made the DC Animated universe what it is today: Bruce Timm. When I heard that he was working on an animated film, which would be something of an Else World’s tale, I was more than excited. Is DC Animation back in full force? Or is this just another diamond in the rough.

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SDCC 2015 – Danger Mouse New Series: Exclusive Reveal

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SDCC 2015 – Danger Mouse New Series: Exclusive Reveal

Some of you may remember a British cartoon that ran in the 80s for about ten seasons, a little series called Danger Mouse. The cartoon has a loyal fanbase in the US, but it’s wildly popular in the UK. In welcome news to fans of the the Greatest Secret Agent In The World, the BBC in conjunction with Fremantle Media made the official announcement in July: Danger Mouse is coming back! All-new episodes are set to air on September 28, thirty-three years to the day after the iconic show was released back in 1981.

On Sunday, Elizabeth and Kathryn sat in on the panel hosted by Sarah Muller (executive producer, head of CBBC acquisitions, animation and drama development), Chapman Maddox (director of development at Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment) and moderated by Bob Higgins (executive producer at Fremantle Media Kids and Family Entertainment), as they revealed details about the new series, including an SDCC-exclusive showing of a brand-new episode!

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Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now

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Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now

We are currently experiencing the Golden Age of Geek, where you can literally turn on almost any channel and get some high quality sci-fi, fantasy or even comic book TV shows.  I can tell you, it didn’t always used to be that way.

Growing up there was the big two — Star Trek and Star Wars. The Trek you could find almost anywhere on TV, while Next Generation is still one of my favorite shows everyone was hoping for another Star Wars. There was one sanctuary, a channel called Sci Fi (before it turned into SyFy) and it played the classic science fiction; Buck Rogers, Lost in Space, Twilight Zone and the all time classic Battlestar Galactica. While I was aware of the series there’s a big difference to actually watching it.

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