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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rec 3 DVD Review

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Rec 3 DVD Review



Synopsis: Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly, and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day-that is, until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what's happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind

Review: I'm a moderate fan of zombie flicks.  I watch the Walking Dead and I've enjoyed the Shaun of the Dead spoof and Zombieland...the Rec series is something else all together.  This Spanish made film isn't about some virus or the walking dead...the zombies are demons.  Yeah.  They're fallen angels.  Ok.  Well, its spanish and crazy, right?  Well, regardless the film is fun, full of action and gore and lots of good zombie kills..just try to ignore the religious crap.  Overall this third in the series is a fun watch.

Interest Range: Action, Horror

Celebrity Trials in the Media DVD Review

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Celebrity Trials in the Media DVD Review



Synopsis: CELEBRITY TRIALS IN THE MEDIA confronts one of the most pressing issues facing the modern television news business today -- the need to deliver big ratings that drive advertising revenue and a new definition of news. Celebrity trials are big business, and when the news media comes to town to cover sensational cases, lives are changed and ethical barriers are shattered. If a celebrity is involved, an otherwise unnoticed case of drunk driving, insider trading, rape, or even murder gets more national and local coverage than the real news of the day. Director Brian Malone was granted unprecedented access to the journalists scrambling to cover the rape trial of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant in 2004. From his behind-the-scenes vantage point in the tiny town of Eagle, Colorado where the trial took place, Malone captures a pivotal moment in the news-gathering business -- when celebrity justice became a staple of reality television. The same year, the child molestation trial of singer Michael Jackson in Santa Maria, California, saw 1,800 journalists take extraordinary efforts to report on little but the screaming throngs of fans and footage of Jackson and his entourage entering and leaving the courthouse. In CELEBRITY TRAILS IN THE MEDIA, notable news reporters candidly share the challenges and ethical dilemmas that arise when the camera lights go on and the deadline to deliver a compelling news story, nearly 24 hours/7 days a week, arrives.

Review: I'm constantly disgusted by the actions of most celebrities, especially when it involves the law and the glamorization given to their misdeeds.  This great new documentary examines the ethical issue surrounding the media while covering these celebrity trials.  I found this to be very informative and interesting to watch, although maybe slightly ironic.  Still, a great watch.

Interest Range: Documentary

Win a copy of CHiPs '99 on DVD!

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CHiPs 99 DVD Review

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CHiPs 99 DVD Review



Synopsis: Attention all units: the lights are flashing, the bikes are roaring and after 15 years, there’a a lot more freeway to patrol! But there’s not so much interstate that California Highway Patrolmen Ponch and Jon can’t cover it when they again go wherever the rubber meets the road in CHiPs ’99. Larry Wilcox returns as straight-arrow officer Jon Baker and Erik Estrada reprises his role as free-spirited Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in this 15-year reunion that adds a ‘90s sensibility to the can’t-miss elements that made the 1977-83 CHiPs TV series a fan-pleasing success: cool motorcycles, freewheeling fun and widespread disregard for the California traffic code. This time, that disregard turns dangerous. Ponch and Jon confront an automobile hijacking ring that may be the ultimate in road rage!


Review: I watched a lot of TV as a kid and one of my favorite live action shows was CHiPS!   There was nothing like watching Ponch and Jon go after bad guys on the highways of California.  Lots of great 80s action and fun for a little boy.  I had no idea that they made CHiPS '99 until this DVD was released, but I couldn't be happier.  This follow-up to the show updates the music, action and sequences to the 90s when the guys chase down a highjacking ring.  Its great to see what came of two of my favorite characters from back in the day!  I highly recommend this one for any fan of the show, you can only get it online at WBshop.com!

Interest Range: Vintage TV

The Watch Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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The Watch Blu-Ray / DVD Review

Synopsis: There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighborhood - and the world - from annihilation!

Review: We're always looking for good quality comedy here at the Legion.  The Watch comes packaged with a solid cast of funny men with Stiller and Hill.  Honestly, Vaughn annoys me, but he works fine in this film.  The Watch is a great film about a group of social misfits that organize to fight back against a grisly murder in their town.  The film quickly becomes an alien battle film, which isn't exactly left field, but its rather hilarious.  This one is a great laugh and a fun watch.

Interest Range: Comedy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SYFY'S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE OFFERS RINGSIDE SEATS TO GROUNDBREAKING, HIGH-OCTANE CLASHES OF STEEL

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SYFY’S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE OFFERS RINGSIDE SEATS TO GROUNDBREAKING, HIGH-OCTANE CLASHES OF STEELWWE CHAMPION CHRIS JERICHO TO HOSTSeries Debuts Tuesday, February 26 at 10PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – November 26, 2012 – Syfy announces a gripping new reality series premiering Tuesday, February 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT which reinvents gladiatorial combat for the 21st century. Each week, Robot Combat League will feature tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys”.  Hosting the series is Chris Jericho, the wildly popular WWE wrestler and multifaceted performer. 

The idea of robots in battle has captured the imagination for generations. Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful robotic machine built for destruction has become a reality. This extraordinary new series will feature twelve teams consisting of a fighter (a “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (a “robo-tech”) from myriad backgrounds including a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot along with a mix of professional fighters and software engineers.  Each team is paired with its own unique robot and will fight in a first-of-its kind competition using a high-tech exo-suit that translates their movements to their robot. Each fight consists of three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the competition. 

In his role as host, Jericho will set up each week’s fight and provide viewers with a play-by-play commentary of the fighting action.  Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is one of the most popular champions in the history of the WWE. In 2001 he was crowned the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion and has been named one of the top five most charismatic performers of all-time.  Jericho was also a popular contestant on season 11 of Dancing With the Stars and is the lead singer of the #1 charting hard rock band, Fozzy. The two-time NY Times best-selling author grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and now currently resides in Tampa, FL.  

The robots of the Robot Combat League were designed and created by robotics expert, Mark Setrakian, a leader in the sport of robotic combat.  In his distinguished career, Setrakian has developed life-saving robotic systems, and pioneered cutting-edge creature effects, animatronics and control technology for such films as Men In Black, The Grinch and Hellboy.  Setrakian combines a keen study of biology with innovative engineering to create robots with uncanny organic movement, earning his reputation as the man who brings machines to life. 

Robot Combat League is produced by Smart Dog Media, with Craig Plestis serving as executive producer. 

Pop Culture Shock Toys announces Street Fighter III 'ALEX' 1:4 scale statue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 26th 2012

Pop Culture Shock Toys is proud to announce our newest STREET FIGHTER 1:4 scale collectible,  'ALEX' from Street Fighter III !

The ALEX 1:4 Scale Statue stands 17" tall, features high quality cloth costume, includes a signed certificate of authenticity and comes packaged in a full-color box.

This collectible with be extremely limited to 175 numbered pieces with an additional 10 signed Artist Proofs.   Retail price is $340.00usd. It is expected to ship 2nd Qtr 2013.

Also available will be an exclusive 'Player 2' variant in a dark gray costume. This piece will be strictly limited to 50 numbered pieces with an additional 10 signed Artist proofs.  Retail price for the variant is $350.00usd and it is also expected to ship 2nd Qtr 2013.

Both statues will ONLY be available directly through PCSC Direct and not through any other retailer or distributor.

Pre-order begins at 3 PM Pacific Standard Time (15:00:00) on Monday December 3rd.

For details on how to pre-order both of these very limited collectible, please visit   http://popcultureshocktoys.com

SYFY WILL CELEBRATE TWO DECADES OF IMAGINATIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH STAR-STUDDED SYFY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, PREMIERING MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 9PM

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SYFY WILL CELEBRATE TWO DECADES OF IMAGINATIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH STAR-STUDDED SYFY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, PREMIERING MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 9PM

FEATURES TALENT FROM ALPHAS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BEING HUMAN, CAPRICA, DEFIANCE, EUREKA, FARSCAPE, HAVEN, LOST GIRL, SANCTUARY, STARGATE: SG1 AND WAREHOUSE 13

PLUS HOSTS OF DESTINATION TRUTH, FACE OFF, GHOST HUNTERS AND TOTAL BLACKOUT  

NEW YORK – November 27, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Syfy!  On Monday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special. 

From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters, Face Off and the upcoming transmedia experience Defiance, the special will look back on Syfy’s launch and evolution, and ahead to the future through the personal, behind-the-scenes insights of the creative talent themselves. 

Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “For 20 years, Syfy has been the leader in visionary and provocative entertainment programming. In this celebratory special, the extraordinary talent at the heart of the powerful Syfy brand will talk exclusively about the lasting impact Syfy has had on the media landscape for the last two decades

In the two-hour telecast, a wide range of actors, directors and producers will share their memories of popular scripted shows including Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 and Warehouse 13. 

Showcasing a treasure trove of memorable clips, the special will feature interviews with the hosts of the hit unscripted programs Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Total Blackout.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special will also talk to the stars and creators of Original Movies and Miniseries such as Dune, The Triangle, Taken, Tin Man, Alice, Neverland and Sharktopus

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will narrate.

Syfy officially launched in September 1992.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special is produced by the Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International. Executive Producer: Jim Romanovich. Producer/Director: David Stephan.

TLC GETS COMPETITIVE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (Video)

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The competition heats up on Wednesday, December 19th with TLC premiering the all-new series CHEER PERFECTION, documenting the world of competitive cheerleading. From the producers of the hit series TODDLERS & TIARAS and HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO (Authentic Entertainment), this series airing at 10pm follows these pint-sized athletes of all-star cheerleading as they compete through drama, pressure and their highly competitive mothers in hopes of displaying cheer perfection. The network ordered eight episodes to series, directly following the July one-off that garnered 1.1 million viewers.  

On December 19th at 9pm, America’s favorite toddlers return with all-new episodes of TODDLERS & TIARAS. Season five follows all-new boys and girls parading across stages and ballrooms wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans, fake hair and flashy wardrobes. In the season premiere we meet Mackenzie, a 6-year-old rock star who sings her way to a crown. The glitz newcomer Selena may only be 3 but her mom thinks she’s already too big for the natural pageant world. And the judges can’t forget 9-year-old Faithlyn whose confidence stems from her intensely competitive coach Nikki, who stops at nothing to help her compete for that high title. 

It all kicks off on December 12th where TLC airs back-to-back TODDLERS & TIARAS specials. Starting at 8pm, TODDLERS & TIARAS: MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS highlights the greatest moments and characters from the hit series and directly following at 9pm, TLC will air a special holiday-themed episode. 


Marvel Comics Teaser: X-TERMINATION

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X-TERMINATION 

Worlds collide. 

March 2013.

Marvel Announces Special Guest Artists On HAWKEYE #7!

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Marvel Announces Special Guest Artists On HAWKEYE #7! 

This January, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop  redefine what it means to be a hero as a devastating storm hits the Marvel Universe in Hawkeye #7! Blockbuster writer Matt Fraction teams with Eisner Award winning artist Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Whiteout: Melt), and artist Jesse Hamm (Good As Lily) to tell not one, but two stories of heroism that will resonate with fans worldwide. Separated by the massive storm, follow both arrow-slingers as they struggle to help those who need it most make it out of this tragic event in one piece.  "Hawkeye has turned out to be a book about a regular guy doing superhuman things so this seemed the appropriate place to tell a story about precisely that -- regular people, real people, coming together in the face of this once-a-century scale disaster,” explained writer Matt Fraction. "We kinda-sorta blew our schedule up to make this happen; the book was written in a few-days of frenzy and will be drawn in two halves -- a Clint Barton story handled by Steve Lieber, and a Kate Bishop story drawn by Jesse Hamm. Both are Portland guys, like me, and both are phenomenally talented. I'm blessed to be able to work with artists of their caliber at all, let alone on a suicide mission like this book.” No fan can miss this one of a kind story this January when Lieber, Hamm & Fraction come together for Hawkeye #7! Then, in February – series artist David Aja returns with a villain reveal that no-one will see coming! 

For more on Hawkeye #7, head over to Marvel.com! 

HAWKEYE #7 (NOV120725)Written by MATT FRACTIONArt by STEVE LIEBER & JESSE HAMMCover by DAVID AJAFOC – 12/17/12, ON-SALE – 1/16/13 HAWKEYE #8 (DEC120693)Written by MATT FRACTIONArt & Cover by DAVID AJA

Pop Culture Shock Toys announces new Mortal Kombat Klassic line - featuring Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Scorpion

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Pop Culture Shock Toys is proud to bring you  the MORTAL KOMBAT "KLASSIC SCORPION" 1:4 scale statue.  Portraying Scorpion as he appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, this is the very first in our new line of Mortal Kombat Klassics !

Limited to only 350 pieces, the UMK3 SCORPION 1:4 Scale Statue stands 19 inches high,  includes a signed certificate of authenticity, is hand crafted of the highest quality materials and comes packaged in a full-color box.

Retail price for this limited KLASSIC SCORPION is $310.00usd. It is expected to ship 2nd Qtr 2013.

This collectible will be available for pre-order through WWW.SIDESHOWTOY.COM on November 29th and also through Diamond Comic Distributors

Also available in even more limited numbers is the SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE which features an interchangable set of arms and an interchangable 'Skull head'.  This version will be limited to 200 pieces and is only available for pre-order at WWW.SIDESHOWTOY.COM begining November 29th

Sparkle Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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Sparkle Blu-Ray / DVD Review



Synopsis: Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, "American Idol" sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She's been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. This sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green

Review: Sparkle is the cautionary tale that is a great amalagram of so many musical groups of yesterday.  They start out nieve and full of dreams and eventually learn of the betrayl and corruption that can come along with them.  This is of note, of course, because its one of the last times you can see Whitney Houston on screen since her passing.  The cast in this one is great, the story is timeless and a bit cliche, but still relevant and interesting and the songs are top notch.  This one is a great watch.

The special features include:

  • Commentary with Director/Producer Salim Akil
  • Extended performance of “Hooked On Your Love” by Jordin Sparks
  • A Tribute to Whitney Houston
  • A Dream Come True
  • Sparkle & Shine
  • A Sparkling Performance
  • "Celebrate" Music Video By Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

  • Interest Range: Drama, Music

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review

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    Dragons: Riders of Berk 


    Synopsis: Buckle up for more high-flying action and fire-breathing fun with this thrilling debut of the animated TV series based on the Academy Award-nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon! The epic story of Hiccup, Toothless, and his fearless friends continues with 4 explosive episodes filled with all-new adventures and exciting, never-before-seen dragons.

    Review: I watched this show on TV with my son and we love it!  The DVD features four of the episodes of the new Dragons show (based on the How to Train Your Dragon feature film).   The characters crossover from the film and are just as great looking and sounding.  The plots are fun and the animation is cutting edge.  The packed-in trading cards were a HUGE hit with our kids, as well.  We definately recommend this one!

    Interest Range: Animation

    Lawrence of Arabia Blu-Ray (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) Review

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    Lawrence of Arabia Blu-Ray (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) Review

    Synopsis: David Lean's biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in battle against the Ottoman Turks during World War I.

    Review: Lawrence of Arabia is a phenominal classic film that has endured through the generations to become a cult hit.  This great new boxed set features the film on blu-ray and the high-def transfer is outstanding!  I was greatly surprised by the quality of both the video and audio.  Also, the great hardcover book is a wonderful way to commemorate this classic film.  We cannot recommend this set enough!  It would make a great Xmas gift!

    The special features include:
    • 3 Blu-ray discs (3rd disc exclusive to the gift set) featuring:
      • Fully-restored version of the film
      • New Blu-ray exclusive special features including Picture-in-Graphic and interviews with Peter O'Toole and Martin Scorsese.
    • Soundtrack CD, including two previously unreleased tracks
    • Hard-bound coffee table book including full-color photos, history of the film's significance, insight into the making of the film, and editorial pieces by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg
    • Numbered, mounted 70mm film cell
    • Limited edition collector's package including Lawrence of Arabia image presented in a deluxe 50th Anniversary slipcase and o-ring. An essential addition to any collection.

    Interest Range: Vintage Film

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Win a copy of Futurama: Volume 7 on DVD!

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    Win a copy of Futurama: Volume 7 on DVD!  Simply email us at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com to enter.  Good luck!

    Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh start. He goes to work for the Planet Express Corporation, a futuristic delivery service that transports packages to all five quadrants of the universe. His companions include the delivery ship's captain, Leela, a beautiful one-eyed female alien who kicks some serious butt, and Bender, a robot with very human flaws.

    Lawless Blu-Ray / DVD Review

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    Lawless Blu-Ray Review



    Synopsis: LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave

    Review: There are few times in recent history that are quite as interesting as the prohibition era.  It was not only the last moral stand of a nation, but it birthed organized crime.  This great period drama features high caliber actors like Tom Hardy and Mia Wasikowska in a film about gangers during the prohibition era.   I found the film to be ideal in tone and absolutely flawless in the plot and acting skill.  This is a great film that I would recommend to anyone!

    Interest Range: Drama

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    Max Fleischers Superman: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review

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    Max Fleischers Superman: Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Review
     


    Synopsis: For the first time ever, this two-disc set presents the original Max Fleischer Superman cartoons in pristine high-definition format. Revered as some of the finest animated cartoons produced during The Golden Age of American animation, Max Fleischers SUPERMAN Collectors Edition is the focal point of any collectors library, chronicling the introduction of the worlds favorite superhero. Heroes may come and go, but the timelessness of the Superman legacy has remained invincible, entertaining generations of the past, present and future.

    Review: If you're into Dc Comics animation then you're probably familiar with the Fleischer studios Superman cartoon.  These shorts were serialized in theaters back in the 1940s and were used as inspiration for a lot of future animation, including the epic Batman: The Animated Series.  These shorts still hold up so well and they're now transfered into high-definition for a blu-ray release.  I was skeptical about how this would look, but the transfer is perfect.  The cartoons look better than ever and this is without a doubt the best way that you can enjoy and collect these great Superman shorts.  We highly recommend this release.

    Interest Range: Animation

    Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 Blu-Ray Review

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    Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 Blu-Ray Review


    Synopsis: Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (best short film, animated: Presto, 2008; Day & Night, 2010; La Luna, 2011) and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this must-own collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories, and captivating characters. Plus, enjoy all-new extras that share how Pixar's storied talent got their start - including student films from acclaimed directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter!

    Review: Pixar makes the best films Disney has seen in years and one of the great throwback elements that they bring to the table is the animated shorts that they do before each film.  These shorts range from original to established Pixar characters and have always been such a joy and something our family greatly looks forward to with each feature.  This blu-ray collections the second and more modern animated Pixar shorts.  Everything from Toy Story to UP can be found here, along with new characters and each is charming in their own way.  This set is a must-own for any Disney-Pixar fan.  Kids and adults alike will love this one.

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    Interest Range: Animation, Disney, Pixar

    Disney Pixar's BRAVE Blu-Ray Combo Review

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    Disney Pixar's BRAVE Blu-Ray Combo Review


    Synopsis: Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney Pixar's Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources including her mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.

    Review: Pixar is the modern leader in animated film.  Sure, Dreamworks puts out some decent stuff, but I can only take so much far humor and ogres.  The latest film from Pixar is Brave.  This epic Scottish-themed film focuses on Merida, a princess that is trying to find her own way in life and has a wonderful adventure.  This film is full of the excellent animation and comedy that you expect from a Pixar film.  Also, one great aspect for us as parents was the lack of typical princess-prince romance.  This girl is an independant woman doing her own thing, not desperately seeking love and rescue from some prince.  We found it to be a great example for our daughter.   This film looks best in 3D..the scenes really pop, and of course its wonderful in high-def blu-ray too.  The DVD included in the pack is perfect to let the kids abscond with!  We highly recommend this one.

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    Interest Range: Animation, Disney, Pixar

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-Ray Review

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-Ray Review


    Synopsis: Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys) star in this outrageous comedy about two ditzy dudes from San Dimas, California. Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) spent so much time forming their rock band, The Wyld Stallyns, that they're flunking history. A guardian angel from the future, Rufus (Carlin) come to them with a bodacious solution: a time traveling phone booth to take them into the past to learn from history's most influential people. Their journey turns out to be a blast...but will they learn enough to pass their class?

    Review: I'm not going to be coy here...Bill and Ted is one of my favorite movies of all time.  I freakin' love this movie.  I ate the cereal.. I watched the crappy TV show..I watched the great cartoon...I had the toys (still do) and I even have the trading cards.  I tied my flannel around my waist and talked like an idiot.  I still air guitar.  Thats right, I'm THAT guy.  So, when I heard that the seminol first film was coming to blu-ray I was instantly nervous.  I have seen SO many bad 80s film transfers onto "high-definition" that are just grainy crap.  I was BLOWN AWAY by the transfer on this one.   Its clean, clear and the color pops.  There is no grain whatsoever..the film just looks amazing.  I cannot recommend this release enough!  Its (wait for it) EXCELLENT!



    Interest Range: Comedy

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Sponsor Update - Alter Ego Comics


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    NG WILD: Big Cat Week Returns with Five Nights of Nature's Biggest and Most Beloved Cats, Begins Dec. 9

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    BIG CAT WEEK RETURNS TO NAT GEO WILD WITH FIVE NIGHTS OF NATURE’S BIGGEST, BADDEST AND MOST BELOVED CATS
     
    Nat Geo WILD’s Most-Watched Week Returns with Five Nights of Premieres, Including First-Ever Capture and Release of an
    Endangered Snow Leopard in Afghanistan
     
    Third Annual Big Cat Week Begins Sunday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT
     
    (WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOVEMBER 19, 2012) They are the kings and queens of the jungle: Hear them ROARRRR! They are iconic animals of incredible strength, speed, agility and beauty that have intrigued us for generations. They are lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars and more, all members of the world’s big cat species, and this December Nat Geo WILD will once again give them their turn in the spotlight.
     
    Beginning Sunday, Dec. 9, Nat Geo WILD presents the THIRD ANNUAL BIG CAT WEEK, the network’s most-watched week, to dramatically showcase the world’s most extraordinary big cat species. Dubbed “programs with a point” by the New York Times in 2010, previous BIG CAT WEEK shows have been featured on “Good Morning America,” “Access Hollywood,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Fox News.”
     
    Kicking off this year’s week is Snow Leopard of Afghanistan, which will take viewers behind the groundbreaking tracking, capture and release of a rare snow leopard by expert big cat wrangler Boone Smith, who achieved what many thought was impossible. Mounting a wildlife conservation expedition in a war zone, Smith and a team from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) must overcome faulty and missing equipment, sudden weather changes and the threat of Taliban attacks in their quest to find this intelligent, wary and well-camouflaged creature.
     
    Other featured premieres during BIG CAT WEEK will explore the ferocious anatomy of the “big four” cats; share a coming-of-age tale of a cheetah caring for and training her first litter of cubs; and look back at the reign of one of India’s most-beloved tigers in a show 15 years in the making.
     
    Yet even as these animals remain revered the world over, they are battling an unforeseen enemy: their own decline. Did you know that Africa’s lion population has declined by more than 90 percent in the last 50 years? That there are now more tigers living in captivity than in the wild? And that cheetahs have disappeared from more than 75 percent of their range? BIG CAT WEEK is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society and Nat Geo WILD to stop poaching, save habitats and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world.
     
    To address this critical situation, Nat Geo WILD is asking people to “Cause an Uproar” and support BCI. This year’s BIG CAT WEEK will follow a series of fall activities, including the creation of the National Geographic Big Cats Sister School Program, which pairs U.S. schools with schools in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana under the shared theme of big cat conservation.
     
    For more information on BIG CAT WEEK, visit www.natgeowild.com/bigcatweek or follow us on twitter @NGC_PR.
     
    BIG CAT WEEK PREMIERES INCLUDE:
     
    Snow Leopard of Afghanistan
    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
    Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places on earth, is also home to a population of endangered and elusive snow leopards. These big cats are a species under constant threat from poachers and farmers who fear that the leopards are attacking their livestock. But experts can’t protect them without knowing more about them. Now, Nat Geo WILD joins the WCS and an international team of experts, including big cat tracker Boone Smith, as they set out on a mission in the middle of a war zone: to find, capture and collar a snow leopard, and release it back into the wild. With GPS to track the big cats’ location and WCS camera traps already in place, if successful, the expedition will offer a deeper understanding of the rare and beautiful species.
     
    Attack of Big Cats
    Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    There may be nearly 40 different species of wild cat running around out there, but only four make it into the big cat club: the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar. And they’re armed with an arsenal of weapons and bulk to back up one hell of an attitude. In their world, nothing is small and many things are surprising. So get ready for a vicious lesson on what makes a big cat a big cat. Is it the roar? The teeth? Maybe it’s their diet, because they’re certainly not living on Fancy Feast® and loading up litter boxes. We’ll take a look at their size, speed, claws and hunting capabilities, among so much more.
     
    Tiger Dynasty
    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    A legendary Tiger Dynasty has ruled India’s Ranthambhore National Park for decades. Led by a fierce queen, a tigress named Machli, the family has beaten the odds and continues to thrive despite the constant threat of poachers. Now, as Machli nears the end of her life, Nat Geo WILD takes a closer look at the reign of one of India’s most beloved tigers through the lens of wildlife filmmaker Colin Johnson, who began filming her in 1998 when she was just 1 year old. In a film nearly 15 years in the making, witness important milestones in her life — including her first encounters with prey, battles with dangerous crocodiles and sloth bears that share the park, and life-threatening fights with male tigers. And see how she managed to live side by side with humans, even those out to kill her. Finally, join Johnson as he attempts to capture her on camera one last time — that is, if she survived the last monsoon.
     
    Born Predator
    Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
    Meet Moja, a 5-month-old lion cub, and his single lioness mother Nyota. Outcasts from a pride, they live a fragile existence in the Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya. Living between neighboring pride territories, life is hard at the best of times. But now it’s even tougher. Food is fast running out and the wildebeest migration is still hundreds of miles away. Nyota must provide everything for her son, but she is low on energy. Hyenas are threatening to steal a kill — Moja’s first meal in a week. And because she and her cub are constantly trespassing into other prides’ territories, they face dangers in every direction.
     
    Fatal Instinct
    Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
    The cheetah: the fastest land animal on earth and a feared predator. But before her cubs can dominate the African savannah, a mother cheetah must transform her offspring from adorable kittens into bold, powerful hunters. Nat Geo WILD follows one mother as she struggles to teach her offspring how to survive in one of the most cutthroat environments on the planet. High-speed cameras reveal every stunning detail of one of the most important lessons: how to hunt for prey. And although they will one day be feared, the cubs are under constant threat from surrounding lions, leopards and hyenas.
     
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    NAT GEO WILD
    For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming.  The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society.  Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks.  In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled.  The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 56 million U.S. homes.  Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 100 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages.  For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 – HEADING BACK TO COMIC SHOPS!

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    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 – HEADING BACK TO COMIC SHOPS! 

    It’s official, Amazing Spider-Man #698, the first chapter of Dying Wish is a hit! After an immediate sellout of Amazing Spider-Man #698 at Diamond, Marvel will be going back to press on Amazing Spider-Man #698 with the Amazing Spider-Man #698 Second Printing Variant as a result of overwhelming demand! It’s the essential opener to the biggest conclusion of the year and Marvel is committed to ensuring it’s retail partners have enough copies on hand for any and all fans looking to get in on the action.  

    “Dan Slott has been telling retailers for weeks that they haven’t ordered enough copies of this issue,” camped Marvel Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker fresh from his one man show ‘Call Me Barbra’,  “Lesson learned? Listen to Dan Slott.”  

    The end of Spider-Man’s world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. This is the beginning of the end to this fifty year run and you will want to see the secret that will change everything! So don’t miss the most talked about comic of the year, returning to store shelves in just a few weeks with Amazing Spider-Man #698 Second Printing Variant! 

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 (OCT128224) Written by DAN SLOTTArt by RICHARD ELSONCover by PAOLO RIVERAFOC – 11/26/12 On-Sale - 12/19/12

    ALL NEW EPISODE OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SAT. NOV 24, 11 AM ET/PT

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      “PANIC IN THE SEWERS”

    The Turtles regain their confidence when they must save April and defend their home from the mutated Bradford, who plans to destroy the sewer system by filling it with a dangerous chemical.
     
    This week’s clip features the brothers and April cleverly planning how to handle this potentially dangerous situation.
     
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs Saturday, November 24 at 11am ET/PT

    Supernatural Activity DVD Review

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    Supernatural Activity DVD Review



    Synopsis: In the realms of reality TV, ghost hunting is big business. And the Supernatural Activity team is at the top of their game, debunking myths, ghouls, and spooky places, for freaked-out viewers everywhere. The world's most beloved illusionist, accompanied by a crack team of paranormal investigators, embark on what might be their most terrifying assignment yet which works out great, since it s the last episode of the season.  Besides, everyone knows there s not really such a thing as ghosts. What could go wrong? Terrorized at every turn, this witch-hunting, ghost-busting, creature-questing supernatural spoof-tacular is the funniest footage ever found! Turn the lights out.  Watch with a friend you trust. Keep your eyes on the screen. Order me a sandwich. I m sorry what was I talking about?

    Review: Whether its the Loaded Weapon or Hot Shots or Scary Movie films...spoofs of major films are always fun.  Supernatural Activity is a fantastic and fun spoof of the found footage horror genre.   This one is a great watch and definately does not disappoint.  We highly recommend.

    Interest Range: Spoof, Comedy

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Watch all of the Fleischer Superman Cartoons Online!

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     Warner Bros. has posted them all up on their official Youtube channel.  Here are embeds of them all.  Enjoy Super-Fans!

     


















    Legendary Artist Joe Quesada Covers The End Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

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    Legendary Artist Joe Quesada Covers The End Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! 

    Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada’s jaw-dropping variant cover to Amazing Spider-Man #700, the FINAL issue of the series! Before the year closes out, fans are in for one of the biggest shocks to hit the life of Peter Parker. Just when you thought all was going well for the World’s Greatest Super Hero, think again. This December, secrets are revealed, but the twists and turns are not done yet!  Join Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, and a cavalcade of talented writers and artists in witnessing Amazing Spider-Man come to a close as we celebrate 50 years of Spider-Man! And when you think all is lost, the must-read story continues in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina! There’s a reason this is the ONLY other Marvel comic on sale December 26th. But the only way you’ll find out is by picking it up!  So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop and reserve these today! 

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 (OCT120626)AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 QUESADA VARIANT (OCT120632)AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 QUESADA SKETCH VARIANT (SEP128097)Written by DAN SLOTTArt by HUMBERTO RAMOSCover by MR. GARCINVariant Covers by JOE QUESADAFOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 (OCT120625)Written by CHRIS YOSTArt by PACO MEDINACover by PAOLO RIVERAFOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12

    Extended sneak peek - SIN CITY RULES - premieres 12/9 on TLC

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    This December, Sin is in. TLC premieres the new docu-series SIN CITY RULES on 12/9 at 10/9c, exploring the lives of five high-powered women at the center of one of the most vibrant, compelling and notorious cities in the world – Las Vegas. Produced by Evolution Media (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Orange County), the 8-episode series will explore these women's personal and professional worlds, providing exclusive access to their one-of-a-kind lifestyles and unlocking the determination and passion necessary to find success in a town where so many fail.

    Thriving by negotiating Las Vegas’ over-the-top opulence and gritty underbelly, the five women featured in the series are:

     LANA FUCHS: owner of Billionaire Mafia Enterprises, a luxury clothing line, a record label, and a concierge service. Married for 20 years, Lana enjoys a life filled with every luxury (obsessions include a pet monkey, a collection of guns, and a passion for diamonds) befitting of a woman who says and does whatever she wants.
     
    AMY HANLEY: daughter of reputed and controversial Mob boss Tom Hanley, she has deep and dark roots in the city, and a unique relationship with her colorful mother. Amy's businesses include a firm that handles the top-secret financial issues of elite movers and shakers who have fallen on hard times.
     
    JENNIFER HARMAN: regarded as the best female poker player in Vegas, and arguably the world, she lives and breathes the sport. She can win ­ or lose ­ millions in a single hand, and her calculating approach to the game also applies to her personal life and the people in it.
     
    ALICIA JACOBS: an entertainment reporter, she is a former pageant queen who uses her local celebrity to move within Las Vegas’ exclusive social circles. However, her knowledge of the town’s secrets sometimes puts her at odds with those who fear she knows too much.

     LORI MONTOYA: owner of the high-end Rain Cosmetics, she is a Vegas native with ties to the city's legendary hotels and nightclubs and is treated as a VIP wherever she goes. She and her husband are working to launch the ultra-exclusive Presidential Club.
     
    Also in the ladies' circle is KIMBERLY FRIEDMUTTER, a relative newcomer to Las Vegas, whose husband is a renowned architect responsible for much of the city's unique skyline.

    IDW Relaunches G.I. JOE Comic Books!

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    Publisher Announces New Creative Team and New Era!

    San Diego, CA (November 16, 2012) – IDW is pleased to announce not only a new creative team on their flagship G.I. JOE comic, but also an exciting new era for the beloved heroes based on the iconic Hasbro brand!

    Beginning in February with G.I. JOE #1, the anti-terrorist titans will be up against a new threat: publicity! With their formerly secret identities compromised, Duke must lead his squad of Real American Heroes up against the legendarily evil COBRA in the public eye. Written by Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules) with art by Steve Kurth (Ultimate Iron Man, Avengers Vs. X-Men: Consequences), the all-new G.I. JOE is an explosive turning point for those following the Joes ongoing adventures and a perfect jumping-on point for new fans to join the action.

    “As a longtime G.I. JOE fan it's very exciting to be able to launch the series in a bold new direction, with a new status quo that develops organically from events in the current ongoing series,” said Van Lente. “In the first arc, Homefront, the G.I. JOE team gets a new (but familiar) commanding officer, a new (and unfamiliar) public role -- and discover that Cobra has brought their war to America in a major way for the first time. We hit the ground running with all-out combat on U.S. soil,” he continued.

    This new spin on America’s classic fighting force is also an exciting opportunity for the book’s explosive artist, “It’s G.I. JOE with a superhero spin. This is the G.I. JOE comic I've wanted to make for 10 years and the one I've wanted to read for 20!” said Kurth.

    If all of that weren’t enough, fans will also be treated to eye-melting covers by Juan Doe, Steve Kurth, and Jamal Igle, and a special G.I. JOE “comics history” cover by Van Lente’s The Comic Book History of Comics co-conspirator Ryan Dunlavey! This relaunch also comes with a special treat for the G.I. JOE super fans in the form of a suitably bombastic subscription variant cover by legendary artist Arthur Adams!

    It’s a very exciting time to be a G.I. JOE fan, and IDW couldn’t be happier to help rid the world of the COBRA menace!

    G.I. JOE #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) in stores 2/13/13. Diamond order code: DEC12 0412.

    Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

    STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY! Dark Horse Strikes Back!

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    STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY! DARK HORSE STRIKES BACK!

    For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 153 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $370!

    November 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer to its digital comics readers…

    Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle: Next weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100. Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with two different Darth Maul series and two new Darth Vader series, plus the latest Sith adventure, Lost Tribe of the Sith. All comics starring your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, are included, plus the new Imperial spy comic, Agent of the Empire. Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, to one hundred years after the films end with Legacy, and more!Over 3,772 pages of Star Wars goodness! This sale will begin at midnight (PST), Friday November 23 and runs through Sunday November 25th!

    The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps. 

    Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more! 

    To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.