• Enter for the chance to win an admit-two pass to the special advance screening of AS ABOVE/SO BELOW on Thursday, August 28th in Denver!

    Text the word CATACOMBS and your zip code to 43549
    for your chance to win passes for you and a friend!
    (ex. CATACOMBS 80302)
    Deadline is Tuesday, August 26th

    Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. 
    When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. 
    A journey into madness and terror, As Above/So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. 

     Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (QuarantineDevil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle and Patrick Aiello. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer.

    AS ABOVE/SO BELOW opens everywhere August 29! 
    www.asabovesobelowmovie.com



  • Cincinnati Comic Expo packing on the guests!

     

    On top of  a long list of comic book writers and artists, including;
    Neal Adams, Darryl Banks, David Michael Beck, George Perez and many, many more…

    They are also lining the convention center with some incredible television and film guests!
    John Ryes Davies, Paul McGann, Henry Winkler and just announced… Julie Newmar!

    Click over to cincinnaticomicexpo.com to find a complete list of guests and buy your tickets now!



  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, nothing new but a ton of fun!

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    Let me be perfectly honest right up front, this may be my worst review of any film that I actually enjoyed. I think I could talk about it a lot better than type about it. (Stay tuned for a podcast I think) That being said…

    I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with something to say about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the only thing I come up with, “It was fun!” That’s it, “It was fun!” It was really fun, but I have hard time putting a finger on exactly why. It was hardly anything we haven’t seen before. In fact, this is one of the most often told stories of action, fantasy, and science-fiction ever!

    An unlikely group of characters unite under extreme circumstances to right the wrongs of a seemingly unstoppable villain. Akira Kurosawa told the story with ronin and swords in Seven Samurai, George Lucas with droids and a wookie in Star Wars, John Sayles & Roger Corman with Richard Thomas in flying fallopian tubes in Battle Beyond the Stars, and Marvel with a raccoon and a tree. Obviously it is a tried, true and popular formula.

    Now, in this particular films defense, writer/director James Gunn and his team were stuck putting to film a story that had already been told in comic book form many years ago, so any comments or criticism to the reused story really can’t be laid at their feet.

    So what does make GotG so much fun? I guess I’ll go with some of the cast on this one. Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana are supposed to lead the cast but they are both quickly over shadowed by just about everyone else in the film including an argumentative raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voiced tree creature ‘Groot’. It is with a bit of irony that the two characters with the some of most dimension are the animated ones! (Well, I guess it is in 3D…)

    A saving grace, going back to my earlier point, is that Rocket the raccoon does a great job at pointing out just how ridiculous some of the story is. He is always quick to roll the eyes or just come right and say exactly what the audience is thinking. When a character appears to be in on the fact that the situation is as corny as it gets, it somehow makes it all OK.

    It is a comic book movie and revels in it! I feel silly for thinking there should have been more depth to the film. I guess since they quit making these movies for kids*, I just sort of expect a little more on a subconscious level. This is made for us “older kids”. I’m mostly fine with that.

    Is it original? No. Does it look pretty? Sure. Does it make you smile, cheer, clap and laugh like a 10 year old? Oh, my word, YES!

    [*If I can just add a little postscript to this, something that has been bugging me as I’ve watched many of the recent Marvel super-hero flicks. I’m somewhat annoyed by the fact that these super-hero movies, movies with characters that were originally created for children, are made in such a way that prevents many children from seeing them. I would like nothing better than to show my soon to be 10 year old something like GotG but can’t due to the fact that I really don’t want to take the chance of having him repeat lines like “You said it b•••ch, we’re the guardians of the galaxy!”. Worse I think is the two newer X-Men movies that think it is SO much fun to use the one f-bomb that their PG-13 rating allows. I am not a prude by any stretch, and I’m not ignorant to the fact that my kid may, or soon may, be using some of this language, but if you are going to market the toys to the kids, and air the movies commercials during other actual children’s shows, then maybe, MAYBE it should be something the kids could actually watch without making the parents having to question whether or not they want the potential call to the principals office to explain little Billy’s outburst. just sayin’.]

     



  • Want to see TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES before it hits Denver theaters?

    TMNT Poster ArtClick on the link http://l.gofobo.us/AYFMGy4q for your chance to download a screening pass for two to an advance screening on Wednesday, August 6th in Denver!

    The city needs heroes.  Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. 
    Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.

     
     
     

    Winners will be drawn on Monday, August 4th!

    Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve so
    PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
    opens everywhere on August 8th!
    www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com



  • Doctor Who Series 8 Premier Facebook Watch-along Party!

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    Join us as we all gather in our prospective homes to
    watch one of the most anticipated premiers of all time!

    Doctor Who series 8 begins August 23rd, 8pm EST.
    Join our Facebook viewing party to discuss and comment about the show as it happens!

    Follow the link!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/440005512807143/



  • Enter for the chance to win an admit-two pass to the advance Denver screening of LUCY!

    LUCY Promo Art - ColorText 10% and your zip code to 43549
    for your chance to win passes for you and a friend!

    (ex. 10% 80302)

    The screening will be Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM
    at the UA Denver Pavilions
    Deadline to enter is July 20th (so hurry!)
    Winners will be notified by Monday the 21st.

    LUCY opens everywhere July 25!
    www.lucymovie.com

    From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history.  Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.