Friday, May 22, 2015

THAT GIRL Returns!

Stadium Media announced that it is set to distribute the classic television show “That Girl” via digital platforms. “That Girl” first aired in 1966 and starred the effervescent Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie, a struggling actress in New York. Current plans are set for “That Girl” Season 1 to stream on Hulu beginning May 22, 2015. Season 2 will follow shortly thereafter. The digital deal was jointly announced by Mitch Mallon, founder of Stadium Media and Paul Brownstein, whose company owns home entertainment distribution rights to more than 4,000 hours of classic television.

“We’re delighted to be offering fans of classic television this gem on digital platforms,” commented Mallon. “We are also pleased to be able to open the eyes of a new generation to this wonderful and iconic television program.”

Throwing The Fictional Baby Out with the Fictional Bath Water

Last Sunday night, the Internet exploded as the credits rolled at the end of the latest episode of Game of Thrones. If you missed it, or for some reason have been offline for the last week, Sansa Stark was raped by her new husband, Ramsey Bolton, a character who is for all intents and purposes the epitome of evil.

Lines were drawn. Sides were taken. Opinion pieces were published. The Mary Sue even announced that it would no longer be writing about the show. And that’s an absolutely fair and justifiable response.

No one has any obligation to watch a television show or movie or engage in any fiction that has not only zero appeal, but actively repulses. All of us can very likely point to some work of fiction where we threw our hands in the air and said, “That’s it. I’m out.”

And if I’m being honest, there’ve been more than a few times Game of Thrones has tested what I’m willing and unwilling to tolerate. Walking away from a work of fictions is a perfectly reasonable thing to do and many people are saying they’re doing just that with Game of Thrones.

But in some arguments the conversation turned.

“Rape here,” the aforementioned article states at one point, “like in all instances, is not a necessary story-driving device.”

Says who, exactly?


On Sale 5/27!

It’s the night before Halloween, the night before Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday, the night of the blood-moon and the lunar eclipse, and Sabrina has made her decision: She will go into the woods of Greendale as a half-witch and emerge…on the other side of a frightful ritual…as a fully baptized member of the Church of Night. But there will be a cost, and his name is Harvey. And unbeknownst to Sabrina and her aunts, there is a serpent in the garden, their great enemy Madam Satan, who is conspiring against them... 

An Open Letter to McDonalds

By Erin Maxwell

Dear McDonald's,

Thank you for updating the Hamburglar to a good looking, probably deeply embarrassed actor who now wishes he never left this job at Applebee’s.

I am sorry about all the backlash you have recently experienced. It appears people don’t take too kindly to updating beloved childhood figures that taught them how to steal meat products.

However, please don’t let overwhelming public opinion sway you in any way.

As a nudge of encouragement, here are few ideas to help you update your other meal-time characters:

INFOGRAPHIC - Murderers of Marvel

Who is the deadliest character in the Marvel Universe? Wolverine? The Hulk? Deadpool?

Our friends at MorphCostumes decided to settle the argument once and for all, pitting characters against one another in imaginary fights to the death.

They combed the comic archives and ranked the deadliest Marvel characters, based on the number of people they’ve killed.

From dangerous and deadly to downright lethal, here are the biggest killers in the main Marvel universe!


Review by Caitlyn Thompson
Produced by Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, Jeffrey Chernov
Screenplay by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird
Story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen
Directed by Brad Bird
Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, 
Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw,
Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer

Tomorrowland is an odd compilation of a weak feel-good action-adventure fairy-tale with a whimsical post-apocalyptic quality told in a visually pleasing way.

Odd, yes?

The premise: young brilliant minds are recruited to an amazing world where positivity reigns and fuels innovation.

Problem is, we don’t see the utopia for more than five minutes…how are we supposed to be allured?

While I enjoyed the high-energy production, once I left the theater I couldn’t remember what the film was about.

Did anything really happen?

I understand the message loud and clear: humanity is pessimistic and destroying itself from the inside so be positive, be creative, or the world might end.

A good message for a film, but poorly executed.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Win a Copy of Quirk Books' THE LEAGUE OF REGRETTABLE SUPERHEROES by Jon Morris

For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary.

Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!
And we're giving away three copies!