What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

Talking Movies: Escape Plan

Released: 18 October 2013Director: Mikael HåfströmDistributor: Summit EntertainmentBudget: $54 to 70 millionStars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio The Plot:Ray Breslin (Stallone) is the world’s foremost authority on escaping supermax prisons; however, when he’s double-crossed and thrown into the most impenetrable prison ever, the Tomb, he must team up with … Continue reading Talking Movies: Escape Plan

What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)

Though anime traces its origins back to around 1917, its characteristic visual style first rose to prominence in the sixties through the works of animator Osamu Tezuka and developed a worldwide audience throughout the second half of the 20th century through its focus on the detail of settings and use of dynamic camera effects. To celebrate and … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)

Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Released: July 1992Developer: Recreational BrainwareAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:My absolute favourite Looney Tunes (1930 to present) character, the Tasmanian Devil (or simply “Taz”) first debuted in “Devil May Hare” (McKimson, 1954) as a dim-witted and voracious foil to Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc). In the … Continue reading Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Talking Movies [Robin Month]: Batman Forever

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Talking Movies [Robin Month]: Batman Forever

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Earth-X

Talking Movies: In the Line of Fire

Released: 9 July 1993Director: Wolfgang PetersenDistributor: Columbia PicturesBudget: $40 millionStars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, and Jim Curley The Plot:Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan (Eastwood), wracked with guilt over his failure to save the life of United States President John F. Kennedy in 1963, is given the chance at redemption when a … Continue reading Talking Movies: In the Line of Fire

Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

Talking Movies: Star Trek: First Contact

Released: 22 November 1996Director: Jonathan FrakesDistributor: Paramount PicturesBudget: $45 millionStars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, and Alice Krige The Plot:After intercepting an attempted invasion of Federation space by the Borg, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E pursue their foes back in time to the mid-21st … Continue reading Talking Movies: Star Trek: First Contact

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Invasion!

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Invasion!