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Warner Archive Collection at WonderCon 2019

Surprise guests join trio of exciting WAC panels over WonderCon weekend.
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Press release: Warner Archive Collection (WAC) presents a trio of exhilarating panels at WonderCon over the March 29-31 weekend in Anaheim with the focus on newly-remastered, coming-to-Blu-ray presentations of the original Man From Atlantis TV movie pilot and the entire original Jonny Quest animated series, plus a special 10th anniversary celebration of Warner Archive Collection itself. WAC’s guest panelists include an extraordinary array of talent ranging from Man From Atlantis star Patrick Duffy and Shazam! TV series heartthrob Michael Gray to renowned voice actress Julie Nathanson and Daniel Zaldivar, the original voice of Hadji on Jonny Quest. WAC’s programming for

IDW Announces Panels, Booth Signings, and Exclusives for WonderCon 2019

Check out their complete list of booth guests, panels, and convention exclusives.
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Press release: Next week, IDW Publishing will be headed to Anaheim for WonderCon, and we’re bringing a sensational assemblage of creative talent for booth signings and panel discussions! Feast your eyes on our creative roster, including such fan-favorites as the world-famous Joe Hill (of Locke & Key fame, naturally), New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson, rising superstar Vita Ayala, the entire writer’s room of Star Trek: Year Five, and so many more! And don’t forget, we’ll be bringing special variant editions of your favorite comic books - from G.I. Joe to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from GLOW to the

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Brings Premieres, Panels to WonderCon 2019

In addition, WBHE is hosting autograph signings for both Justice League vs. The Fatal Five and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the DC booth.
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Press release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will host World Premieres for two highly-anticipated DC-themed animated films at WonderCon (March 29-31, 2019), focusing the spotlight on Justice League vs. The Fatal Five and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will kick-off the weekend as Friday night’s featured premiere in the Arena, and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will bookend the weekend with a Sunday afternoon premiere, also in the Arena. Both panels will include a panel discussion amongst filmmakers and voice cast members. In addition,

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Is the Pick of the Week

Superheroes, Doctor Who, film noir, and black-gloved killers, this week has it all.
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Since Sam Raimi introduced Spider-Man into the summer blockbuster tradition 16 years ago, there have been no fewer than seven films featuring the webslinger. Raimi’s first two entries into the Spidey Cinematic Universe were well received both critically and at the box office. His third entry, made in 2007, spun off the rails and Spidey spent the next five years cooling his heels in the comics pages. Then there were two films starring Andrew Garfield before Marvel introduced the character to the MCU in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War, and finally he got his own standalone film, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming to Digital (5/14) & 4K / Blu-ray (6/4)

Gotham City reaches new levels of danger when Shredder joins forces with Ra's al Ghul to enact a nefarious plan
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Press release: It’ll take the unlikely unification of the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-shell to overcome combined villainous forces afoot in Gotham City in the all-new, feature-length animated thriller, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon and DC, the film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 14, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on June 4, 2019. Order due date is April 30, 2019. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) and

Criterion Announces June 2019 Releases

Criterion helps with the June Gloom through this roster of releases.
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Here's what film fans can look for to in June. New to the collection are George Stevens's Swing Time, two by Bruno Dumont: L’humanité and La vie de Jésus, John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Sergei Bondarchuk’s War and Peace. Three films released separately from Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman includes Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence. Read on to learn more about them. A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (#208) out Jun 4 In 1960, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman began work on three of his most powerful and representative

HBO and Insight Editions Announce Official Game of Thrones 2019 Publishing Program

Award-winning entertainment publisher to commemorate the era-defining Game of Thrones television series with four signature books.
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Press release: Insight Editions and HBO Licensing and Retail announced today a comprehensive new Game of Thrones publishing program. In celebration of the conclusion of the worldwide cultural phenomenon, this definitive four-book collection will offer a fitting tribute to a show that has redefined the scale and impact of what television can offer. “We’ve been faithful fans of Game of Thrones for many years and have enjoyed a fruitful partnership with HBO for nearly just as long,” said Raoul Goff, founder and publisher at Insight Editions. “We’re thrilled to be able to participate in the grand farewell of one of

Green Book is the Pick of the Week

It's a big week for Blu-ray releases and we've got your details.
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I care nothing for the Oscars in any meaningful way, but I do love to watch the ceremony and listen to the chatter that comes from the various entertainment writers I follow. There is always at least one long-shot movie that my critic friends champion and another front-runner that they hate. This year there were two hated films - Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book. It was the latter that received the most scorn. Not so much because it is a bad movie as most critics seem to agree it is a decent film, but because of its treatment of race

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Carl Bernstein Join TCM to Spotlight Journalism in the Movies

Month-long programming event will feature more than 15 acclaimed films about journalism airing every Thursday in March.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is examining the role journalism played in the world of cinema, with perspectives ranging from His Girl Friday and Network to The Year Of Living Dangerously, while highlighting the importance of the profession throughout the years. Joining TCM host Ben Mankiewicz to discuss the films are CNN’s Anderson Cooper and CNN's political analyst Carl Bernstein. Programming kicks off March 7 with All The President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula’s riveting film based on the book by Bernstein and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, and continues every Thursday throughout the month in primetime. TCM’s salute

The Favourite Is the Pick of the Week

Here's all the interesting Blu-rays coming out this week.
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While I do love the cinema, I very rarely get to go to an actual theater. As a family, we often catch the big blockbusters, and now and again, the wife and I will see something more adult in nature with the young daughter at her grandparents. But even that winds up being something more mainstream as we don’t often have the time to run anywhere but to the local cinema, which doesn’t run anything that isn’t going to make hundreds of millions of dollars. So it was a real treat a few weeks back to get to go to

Coming to Sleepy Hollow, NY - Fall 2019: Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival

A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural!
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Press release: Announcing the first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) to take place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York, on October 10-13, 2019. The fest’s official site www.sleepyhollowfilmfest.com is now accepting film and script submissions! Exciting premiere feature films and groundbreaking new films in competition will screen alongside thrilling retrospectives, live events and panels. Venues include the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, the Warner Library and others to be announced. “Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to

Mary, Queen of Scots is the Pick of the Week

Here's all that looks interesting in this week's new Blu-ray releases.
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While watching The Oscars Sunday night, I was often rooting for The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos period drama about the Queen of England and her two consorts fighting for power. Yet I kept being reminded of another period drama about royal fights of power, a film I’d forgotten even existed, - Mary, Queen of Scots. That film was nominated for a few awards, didn’t win any, but the clips sure looked interesting. It stars Saoirse Ronan as the titular queen of Scotland and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth. The two are locked in a battle of wits over who will reign

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Comes to Movie Theaters on April 10, 2019

The film will play in over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations for one night with exclusive bonus features.
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Press release: On April 10, 2019, North American audiences will get the first look at Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, co-starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce. Over 25 years in the making, the film had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The film will play in over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations for one night on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, with exclusive bonus features. Presented by Fathom Events and Screen Media Films, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is the story of Toby (Driver), a cynical advertising director, who finds

The I Like Scary Movies Experience Opens April 4 in Los Angeles

Experience the ultimate scary movie interactive art installation.
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Press release: This Spring, a one-of-a-kind experience will creep into the city of Los Angeles for a limited engagement. Beginning on April 4th, the multi-sensory installation inspired by some of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s most iconic scary movies will lure fans into artistic reinterpretations of the worlds of the first chapter in the IT saga, The Shining, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I Like Scary Movies is the experience that all scary movie fans have been dreaming of - a groundbreaking immersive art installation that is a true celebration of some of

IDW Welcomes Stan Sakai and Usagi Yojimbo

The legendary creator brings his most famous character to IDW.
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Press release: IDW Publishing is very pleased to announce that industry icon Stan Sakai will bring his critically acclaimed series Usagi Yojimbo to IDW beginning in June. For the first time ever, new monthly Usagi Yojimbo comic books will be published in full color, and IDW will curate a fully-colored graphic novel library of the complete Usagi Yojimbo - all 35 years of its grand storytelling, plus new stories to come! "I'm delighted to work with IDW Publishing on the new Usagi Yojimbo color series. IDW is a creative company that brings a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to

Kevin Brownlow to Receive 2nd Annual Robert Osborne Award for His Significant Contribution to Film History & Preservation

"Kevin is truly the embodiment of what the Robert Osborne award signifies." - Ben Mankiewicz
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that the second annual Robert Osborne Award, recognizing an individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic film alive for future generations, will be presented to one of the world's premiere film preservationists, Kevin Brownlow. The award will be presented on April 13 before a screening of Brownlow’s directed film It Happened Here at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival. The first Robert Osborne Award was given out at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival to iconic filmmaker Martin Scorsese and will continue to be presented annually at the TCM

Doctor Who: Resolution is the Pick of the Week

Remakes, Nazis, Criterions, and Doctor Who all look interesting in this week's new Blu-ray releases.
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It is a new era for Doctor Who. There is a new actress playing the Doctor (there is an actress playing Doctor Who!). She's got an all-new set of companions and Chris Chibnall just took over the reigns as the showrunner. As if that wasn't enough changes this past year, they moved the long-running tradition of Christmas specials to New Year's. I was pretty bummed by that idea because we typically spend Christmas with my wife's family and it's become something of a tradition for us to watch Doctor Who after a lovely Christmas Day full of good food and

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Arrives on Digital 2/26 and 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 3/19

With over 90 minutes of Special Features including a never-before-seen Spider-Ham short, Alternate Universe Mode and much more!
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Press release: The Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film that has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date,

Criterion Announces May 2019 Releases

Read on to learn more about them.
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Here's what film fans can look for to in May. New to the collection are William Wyler's The Heiress, Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, Claire Denis's Let the Sunshine In, David Lynch's Blue Velvet, and Agnès Varda’s One Sings, the Other Doesn’t. Getting a Blu-ray upgrade: David Mamet's House of Games. Read on to learn more about them. The Heiress (#974) out May 7 Directed with a keen sense of ambiguity by William Wyler, this film based on a hit stage adaptation of Henry James’s Washington Square pivots on a question of motive. When shy, fragile Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland,

GKIDS & Fathom Events Return With New Studio Ghibli Series in U.S. Cinemas Throughout 2019

Series begins in April with Howl's Moving Castle: 15th Anniversary.
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Press release: After kicking off in 2017 and returning for an even more successful 2018, STUDIO GHIBLI FEST is back for 2019. GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to continue their collaboration and deliver a new and expanded selection of celebrated animated films to U.S. cinemas throughout the year with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019. Featuring nine of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces, the series kicks off with the 15th anniversary of the Academy Award- nominated fantasy adventure Howl's Moving Castle, and continues with the 35th anniversary of Nausicaä of the Valley of the

Bohemian Rhapsody is the Pick of the Week

It's another great week to be a Blu-ray collector, and I've got all the new releases worth talking about.
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I don’t consider myself a huge Queen fan, but I dig a lot of their songs. They could write a big stadium anthem like few others. There is no denying that Freddie Mercury was incredibly charismatic and one intensely talented front man. Just watch that performance of them at Wembley Stadium and you'll see what I'm talking about. Director Bryan Singer’s biopic of the band naturally focuses on Mercury and it's garnered quite a bit of praise including Oscar noms for Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek. I wish I’d seen it in the theaters as no doubt

The Sisters Brothers is the Pick of the Week

It's another big week of new releases. I have all your info.
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As someone who has to regularly come up with article titles, I know names can be hard. Finding something eye catching, easy to scan that sums up your entire work of art can be a maddening process. Good titles are eternally memorable. They can lead them directly to you work. Bad ones can turn people off, keep them from watching your movie. The Sisters Brothers is a terrible freaking title. It seems clever because its about some brothers whose last name is Sisters, but it doesn’t work in any other way, and those unfamiliar with the film (which includes everyone

TNT Celebrates 300th Episode of Supernatural with Fan-Favorite Marathon

Supernatural "mixes in the dark and macabre with the right amount of humor, heart, and characterization." - Todd Karella
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Press release: To celebrate the 300th episode of the hit series, Supernatural, TNT has curated the top 25 fan-favorite episodes, which will air February 4 - 7. In the series, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Have a classic Supernatural episode in mind that you can’t miss? Let them

Santa Ana's The Frida Cinema Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Throughout February

Dedicated to "Enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema."
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Press release: Orange County's non-profit art house theater The Frida Cinema will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary on February 21st with a special screening of Casablanca, as well as a month of programming filled with audience favorites from its first five years! Dedicated to "Enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema," The Frida Cinema has served as Orange County's sole community-based, mission-driven not-for-profit art house cinema since opening its doors on February 21, 2014. Founded by Executive Director Logan Crow on a shoestring budget, the two-screen cinema has become a popular destination for Southern California cinephiles with

Suspiria (2018) is the Pick of the Week

Here's all the Blu-ray releases that look interesting this week.
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It takes a certain audacity to remake Suspiria, Dario Argento’s 1977 supernatural horror film. The original is a vibrant, neon, phantasmagoria of sight and sound, and blood. It is a film unto itself. One that only Argento could make. How anyone could look at that film and think it needed to be remade is beyond me. And yet here we are. Luca Guadagino, a director best known for Call Me By Your Name, a lush, quiet little film about a gay love affair between a student and an older man, is apparently that audacious. When I first heard it was

IDW Assembles a Writer's Room of Comic Book Visionaries for Brand-New Star Trek: Year Five Series

Celebrate #1 launch with cover by legendary sci-fi / fantasy artist Greg Hildebrandt painting Star Trek for the first time.
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Press release: IDW Publishing proudly embarks on the U.S.S. Enterprise’s homeward journey with Star Trek: Year Five, a monthly comic book series debuting in April 2019. A sweeping space odyssey developed by a brain trust of exceptional writers, Year Five welcomes co-writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and artist Stephen Thompson for its opening story arc, and - painting Star Trek for the first time in all his 60 years of professional illustration - Greg Hildebrandt as cover artist for the debut issue. In Star Trek: Year Five, the crew of the Enterprise have traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible

Update: 2019 Academy Award Winners Announced

Did your favorites get chosen or overlooked?
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed their nominees for outstanding film achievement of 2018. Roma and The Favourite tied for the most nominations with 10. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The winners (with links to our reviews where first listed) are in Bold: Best Picture Black Panther | Review BlacKkKlansman | Review Bohemian Rhapsody | Review The Favourite | Review Green Book | Review Roma | Review A

First Man is the Pick of the Week

The Criterion Collection, Humphrey Bogart, Neil Armstrong, and more are coming to a Blu-ray near you.
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Last night, the wife, the daughter, and I sat in our car in the freezing cold at 11:30 at night looking at the Super Blood Wolf Moon. It was awesome. We are big fans of space and astronomy around here. My daughter thought it was the coolest thing ever. I kind of did, too. I am forever blown away by the fact that we’ve sent robots and real, live human beings into space and lived to tell the tale. One such tale is First Man, Damien Chazelle’s movie about Neil Armstrong, the first man to have set foot on the

Tom Baker's Final Doctor Who Adventure, Logopolis, Coming to U.S. Theaters as a Special One-Night Event

"It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for." - The Doctor
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Audiences now have the chance to see the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker’s 100-minute final adventure, Logopolis, on big screens nationwide. The Doctor Who episode features the first appearance of companion Teegan, played by Janet Fielding, Anthony Ainley as the Doctor’s archenemy, The Master, and the regeneration of Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker into Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. In addition to the feature content, fans will also get an exclusive look at a brand new interview with Tom Baker and companions Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton. Following the cinema event, Tom Baker’s complete final season on Doctor Who comes to Blu-ray on

Criterion Announces April 2019 Releases

I pity the fool who doesn't find something to buy this month.
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You'd be a fool to miss out on these April releases from Criterion. New to the collection are Jan Němec's Diamonds of the Night, Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, Jackie Chan's Police Story and Police Story 2, and Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. Two by Jim Jarmusch are getting a Blu-ray upgrade: Stranger Than Paradise and Night on Earth. Read on to learn more about them. Stranger Than Paradise (#400) out Apr 9 With this breakout film, Jim Jarmusch established himself as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning independent-film scene, a road-movie poet with an

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