News Post: Double-Booked

Tycho: I think that, rather than being arch about the whole thing, the right call is to laud Gabriel’s Krynn Excursion.  First of all, like Hamburger Helper, it occupies a valuable midpoint between homemade and store-bought.  You can partake in the camaraderie and industry of a working kitchen with greater frequency because portions of the toil have been commodified.  I don’t know every aspect of his life but I know that Gabriel is a grown-ass man who has to do a bunch of time consuming shit ...
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50 Movies You Must See In 2019!

The Movie Waffler's picks of the movies coming to UK/ROI cinemas and Netflix in 2019. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
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In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold out’ show

Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance After years of chasing brokers and bots, ‘slow ticketing’ will help both artists and fans Among the many myths that were laid low in 2018, perhaps none was as...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Taylor Swift, Arts, Entertainment, NFL, Supply Chain, Tech, Kanye West, Washington Dc, Nba, Monopolies, IAC, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Tickets

‘Captain Marvel’ TV Spot: Carol Danvers Searches for the Key to Her Past

Carol Danvers is looking to unlock the answers to her past, but it may be a long journey until she finds the key. In the latest Captain Marvel TV spot, the titular cosmic superhero searches for meaning behind her strange memories of Earth while promising to “end” the war between the Kree and the Skrulls. It’s a narrative we’ve seen before in the last few Captain Marvel trailers, but the latest TV spot gives us a glimpse of some new footage of the first female-led Marvel superhero movie. Cap...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Carol, Brie Larson, Talos, Carol Danvers, Larson, Comic Book/Superhero, Captain Marvel, TV Spots, Kree, STARFORCE

Daily Podcast: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall on That Big Live-Action/Animated Scene, Easter Eggs, and More

On the December xx, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, senior writer Ben Pearson interviews director Rob Marshall about the new Disney movie Mary Poppins Returns, the challenges of that live-action/animation hybrid scene, and more. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). In Our Feature Presentation: Rob Marshall Interview Other articles mentioned: ‘Mary Poppins R...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins, Ben Pearson, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume

Takane & Hana Volume 6

I read Takane & Hana volume 6 about a month late. It came out at the perfect time, at the beginning of December, for its content, which starts with a Christmas chapter and continues to New Year’s Eve. I gave up reading the series because we were supposed to believe the businessman and the teenager were in love with each other despite treating each other miserably. I didn’t find it believable or funny or entertaining, just mean. However, the situation [...]
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Game & Anime Studios Wish You A Happy New Year

Famed illustrators, anime studios and even game developers have been posting celebratory illustrations on social media wishing fans happy New Years, with the conclusion of 2018 bound to have people greatly anticipating what the new year has in store for the aforementioned studios. Atlus: Barakamon: Feel: Takuya Fujima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid): Studio Ghibli: […]
Tags: Illustration, Artists, Anime, Atlus, New Year's, Image Gallery, Anime Studios Wish, Takuya Fujima

Review: Shirkers

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Shirkers” made it to the top five films nominated for Best Documentary by the Online Film Critic’s Society (OFCS). It’s about a film that never got made. It is a silly, waste-of-time movie that tells you absolutely nothing. The narrator says the word shirker means someone who is running away, […]
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Ricky Martin and husband welcome baby girl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin is starting the new year with a new bundle of joy. The Grammy-nominated singer announced the arrival of his daughter with an Instagram post showing off the infant’s tiny hands. Martin says the girl is named Lucia. Martin’s post didn’t include any additional details, other than that the baby […]
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Comiket 95 Day 3 Cosplay A Total Wonderland

Despite being the concluding day of the event, visitors to the Tokyo Big Site for Comiket 95 made the most of their diminishing time by exerting as much effort into their outfits as they possibly could, all the while photographers have been scoring some final photos.
Tags: Events, Tokyo, Anime, Cosplay, Otaku, Image Gallery, Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits Volume 1

After reading Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits volume 1, I made the following list of cliched elements it has that I’d seen before: A nondescript but kind-hearted girl Takes pity on a mysterious handsome guy Who kidnaps her to a demon realm where he’s the leader And demands she marry him Because her grandfather owes him a debt And she was orphaned when grandfather died a month ago And she has the ability to see supernatural creatures I only [...]
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Epic Games surprises players on New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year! The folks over at Epic Games have a special treat in store for players hopping on Fortnite today. In celebration of New Year’s Eve all around the world, Fortnite is having an in-game live event where a massive, dropping disco ball descends on the map each hour, on the hour. The virtual ball drop has the same affect on players as a boogie bomb, meaning that everyone playing Fortnite is collectively dancing each time the minutes on your clock read :00. Obviously, the clock ha...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Entertainment, Tech, Epic Games, Nick Chester, Fortnite, Nick Chester Epic

Epic Games surprises players on New Years Eve

Happy New Year! The folks over at Epic Games have a special treat in store for players hopping on Fortnite today. In celebration of New Years Eve all around the world, Fortnite is having an in-game live event where a massive, dropping disco ball descends on the map each hour, on the hour. The virtual ball drop has the same affect on players as a boogie bomb, meaning that everyone playing Fortnite is collectively dancing each time the minutes on your clock read :00. Obviously, the clock has...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Entertainment, Tech, Epic Games, Nick Chester, Fortnite, Nick Chester Epic

The December 2018 Line-Up

The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan. New Licenses in the U.S. An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How To Love … Continue reading The December 2018 Line-Up
Tags: Japan, Editorials, Anime, Manga, Line-Up

Ryan Reynolds Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at ‘Detective Pikachu’

If Detective Pikachu couldn’t get more uncanny for you, Ryan Reynolds is here to remind you that you’re looking at his face when you look into the eyes of that furry yellow creature. The star of the live-action/CG hybrid film posted a Detective Pikachu behind-the-scenes image that gives us a sneak peek(-achu) at the upcoming Pokemon video game adaptation. Detective Pikachu Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Images, Comedy, Movies, Andy Serkis, Adaptation, Pokemon, Harry, Ryan-Reynolds, Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, Tim, Gollum, Ryan, Reynolds, Pikachu, Harry Goodman

‘Black Mirror’ Producers Explain ‘Bandersnatch’ Alternate Endings, and Why Season 5 Was Delayed

Unlike traditional movies, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch makes the viewer an active participant in the story, forced to decide the fate of the main character. As a result, there are a slew of alternate conclusions, depending on which decision you make. In a new interview, Black Mirror producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones break down some of the Bandersnatch alternate endings, and confirm that the movie was so complicated that it delayed the release of Black Mirrror season 5. Spoilers follow....
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Jones, Pearl, Stefan, Brooker, Annabel Jones, David Slade, Charlie -LSB- Brooker, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, CYOA, Colin Ritman

Red Heat

It’s not one of Schwarzenegger’s better films, but it’s not bad either, and is decently directed by Walter Hill. It does the stereotypical “buddy cop” film things, partners at odd and all that, but Arnie does have some fun reactions as the Russian cop, and the cast is not bad either (hey, it’s got Gina Gershon). I don’t regret re-watching it.
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Schwarzenegger, Arnie, Gina Gershon, Walter Hill, Debaser, Red Heat


I can always tell that I used to love and re-watch these movies a lot, even though I haven’t watched them since back in the day, if I’m constantly remembering lines and specific sequences from the film. Such is the case for Willow — even though it was a bit of a bomb back then, I always really liked it. At the same time, it’s not like we got a lot of good fantasy films at the time. I still think it’s too bad we didn’t get more movies set in this world, which I’m sure was Lucas’s intention. I’d ...
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Middle Earth, Lucas, Willow, Debaser

Appointment with Death

I was a big fan of Peter Ustinov’s Poirot, and I’m a bit surprised that I didn’t really remember much about this movie — I’m assuming I saw it though. It’s about what you’d expect from these Agatha Christie adaptations, which is to say that they’re not terrific, but are still quite enjoyable to watch. The setting here is nice (Palestine), and it’s got quite the cast (including Carrie Fisher), but the one thing that marred the film for me is the awful soundtrack — it’s unfortunately very 80s, wh...
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Carrie Fisher, Agatha Christie, Peter Ustinov, Poirot, Debaser, Appointment With Death

School Daze

I had very little memory of what happens in this movie, and so was quite looking forward to re-visiting it. It’s certainly an odd film, and all over the place, but there’s definitely some interesting sequences to take in, especially the musical numbers (I really like the frat face-offs with no music). And it’s pretty fun seeing a very young Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad‘s Gustavo Fring),
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, School Daze, Giancarlo Esposito, Debaser

The Muppets Promise a “Big Surprise” in 2019, But What Could It Be?

Right now, Disney is sitting on the rights to some of the most famous puppets in history: Jim Henson’s The Muppets. However, they haven’t been able to figure out what to do with them for years now (even Frank Oz agrees with that), and it feels like they’re just collecting dust. But that might be changing in 2019 according to a tease from Kermit the Frog himself. Could there be a Muppets 2019 project in the works? Kermit the Frog appeared on KCAL’s morning news in Los Angeles back on December ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Los Angeles, Muppets, United States, Kermit, Frank Oz, Hollywood Bowl, Jim Henson, Bobby Moynihan, KCAL, Disney/Pixar, Sandra Mitchell

We Have Some Sweet Images From the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Art Book

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is our favorite movie of the year. It’s so amazing in so many ways that we simply can’t stop thinking about it. Thankfully, Titan Books is here to help, with their newest title, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - The Art of the Movie by Ramin Zahed. And io9 has some exclusive images…Read more...
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Between this and Red Heat, this is definitely the better Schwarzenegger film of 1988. Silly and goofy, him and Devito do have some great chemistry on-screen, and the ridiculous premise ends up working lovingly. Sure, I wouldn’t describe it as being a great comedy, but it’s a movie you watch with a big ol’ smile on your face.
Tags: Travel, Movies, 1988, Twins, Schwarzenegger, DeVito, Debaser, Red Heat

Review: BlacKkKlansman

— by BEV QUESTAD — The greatest thing about “BlacKkKlansman” is Spike Lee’s totally manifested, constructive genius. Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth’s infiltration into the KKK in 1978-79, his film shows the fluidity, through time, of racist hegemony in the US. But America, we are on a path to getting better. That’s […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, US, America, Harry Belafonte, Kkk, Spike Lee, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, John David Washington, Ron Stallworth

After Hours Volume 3

The Viz yuri manga series After Hours concludes here as it started — with an emphasis on feeling instead of plot, and prioritizing club life over love. I find in general that yuri series are more elliptical than others. I suspect those looking for that kind of content (or to see characters finding themselves and their feelings) like the uncertainty and ability to read between the lines, while I find it annoying. My trying to puzzle out what was going [...]
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Detective Comics #473 - Marshall Rogers art & cover

Marshall Rogers Detective Comics v1 #473 featuring Batman, 1977 - Just arriving into Gotham, a jeweled artifact catches the coveting eye of the Penguin. Sharply drawn and composed, the art by Marshall Rogers continues to impress. Batman and Robin's streamlined look culminates in a superb portrait atop a building (page 10). Dawn breaks between skyscrapers as the duo's capes expand to fill the [Author: Ted F]
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News Post: Happy New Year!

Gabe: The year is coming to an end and I wanted to take a look back at the games I really enjoyed in 2018. This is not a top ten list and these are in no particular order. Here’s my favorite games of 2018 and where I played them. Dead Cells- Switch This is the game that taught me to love Roguelikes. Sea of Thieves-Xbox One I will never forget the adventures I had with Kara and the boys on the high seas. Battle chasers Nightwar-Switch This is a beautiful love letter to classic turn based RPGs....
Tags: Comics, Kara, Gabe, Roguelikes Sea

Maybe This Is The Year

I have a new daily ledger, larger and far more inspiring than previous blank books I’ve used. The last day of 2018, rather than ruminate on what went on during the last year, I spent time writing lovely lists of what I want to focus on in 2019. I’m not much for focus, but I … Continue reading Maybe This Is The Year
Tags: Comics, Attention, Resolutions

Souljaboy Could Not Crank That SouljaGame Console

After “boldly proclaiming” that the SouljaGame and SouljaBoy gaming consoles are legitimate legal products, rapper Souljaboy was forced to delete his online shop and anything related to his knockoff product. It seems that Nintendo and other IP holders have indeed taken action against the celebrity as he briefly explained on Twitter: The downfall of his […]
Tags: Games, Celebrities, Copyright, Nintendo, Courts, Piracy, Anime, Souljaboy

Judge Denies Kevin Spacey’s Request to Skip Court Appearance

The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the 18-year-old man in a Nantucket restaurant in 2016.
Tags: Celebrities, Crime, News, Uncategorized, Oscar, Kevin Spacey, Nantucket, Onetime

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