The Walking Dead: Season Seven Comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 22nd

Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment have just announced the full details for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the seventh season of AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead." While it's hardly been a secret that this last season struggled a lot to deliver satisfying material to fans (with viewership declining quite a bit from previous seasons), many of them still stuck around to see how the group's battle with Negan would conclude (at least for now). Now the fans that enjoyed this past season of the popular program have only about three more weeks to wait before they can bring it home. The August 22nd release date for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD had already been previously announced, but now we f

Atomic Blonde: Insane Action Overcomes a Muddled Plot

With the incredible success of the stylish actioner “John Wick,” it’s hardly surprising to find that similar projects would be fast-tracked to the top of the list. In this sense, Antony Johnston and Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel “The Coldest City” seemed ripe for the picking. After all, it has a spy going on a top secret mission in a very volatile location and time period, and, of course, she faces death at practically every turn. Bring along director David Leitch (who happened to be an uncredited co-director on “John Wick”) and screenwriter Kurt Johnstad (one of the co-writers of “300”), and you appear to have all of the necessary ingredients to make a film that’ll have just as much impact

Pennywise Speaks in the Final Terrifying Trailer for It

With only a month and a half left to go, Warner Bros. has released another (and presumably the final) trailer for Andres Muschietti's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "It," featuring a fair amount of new footage. The story, which focuses on a group of kids being terrorized by an evil creature in the form of a clown, was first adapted into a miniseries starring Tim Curry in 1990, and while that version wasn't particularly successful (outside of Curry's lauded performance as Pennywise), it has become something of a cult classic with some fans. This new version, on the other hand, looks to be going the extra mile to provide a number of thrills and chills, which the original version mostly

Ghost in the Shell: A Cold and Predictable Adaptation (Blu-ray)

The Film: “Ghost in the Shell” is no doubt one of the most popular franchises in anime history. The manga by Masamune Shirow has spawned not only one of the most beloved anime films ever made (and subsequent sequels/spinoffs), but also a TV series that spanned more than 50 episodes. With all of the work based on the manga that’s been done already, it was a bit of a surprise (though maybe it shouldn’t have been) that an American studio would want to take a stab at bringing it to the big screen again. Anime is something of a niche market after all, so a big-budget adaptation of even one of the most popular franchises would be a major gamble. However, the strong possibility of a flop didn’t wor

Dunkirk: Technically Brilliant, but with a Narrative Drawback

The release of a Christopher Nolan film has become nothing short of an event. There are very few directors working today who command such respect, but ever since he made it big with “Batman Begins” (while many others knew him well before that for his brilliant “Memento”), audiences have anxiously awaited whatever project he has chosen to do next. Because of his incredible clout, not only have we gotten the greatest set of comic book films in cinematic history (“The Dark Knight Trilogy”), but also a number of other unforgettable works like “The Prestige,” “Inception” (his only film to date that’s been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar), and “Interstellar” (an ambitious project that didn’t

Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special Gets a Teaser at Comic-Con

With the recent wrap of the tenth season of "Doctor Who," all Whovians now have to wait several months to see Peter Capaldi's final performance as The Doctor in this December's Christmas Special. We already had a small idea of what to expect thanks to the little tease at the end of the last episode, but today saw the release of a minute-long look at the upcoming special that shows us a little more. It looks to be a fascinating episode that will pair Capaldi's 12th Doctor with David Bradley's 1st Doctor, with Mark Gatiss (playing Brigadier General Lethbridge-Stewart perhaps?) and Pearl Mackie's Bill along for the ride. For those of you who've seen the outstanding biopic "An Adventure in Space

Get an Extended Sneak Peak at Justice League with the New Comic-Con Trailer

As I've mentioned before, it's no secret that the DCEU has been having a lot of trouble getting itself off the ground, with "Man of Steel," "Suicide Squad," and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" receiving lackluster reviews from both critics and audiences alike. The recent "Wonder Woman" finally saw a film of the series garner some acclaim, with many claiming it to be the best film out of the four (though, to be honest, that wasn't a very high bar to reach, nor was the film quite as great as it was made out to be). Now all eyes are fixed on the next entry in the ever-expanding universe, "Justice League," which is set to unite all of the popular heroes, including Batman (Ben Affleck), Supe

Get a Taste of Things to Come in First Teaser for Westworld: Season Two

The first season of HBO's "Westworld" was an odd show to say the least. Telling of an amusement park in which guests interact with artificial humans in an old-west setting, the show was one you really had to invest a lot of time in before you started to see any payoff. In fact, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the program just wasn't getting anywhere after the first few episodes. However, the plotlines do eventually begin to develop, as does the wide array of characters, who all seem to be searching for something in this bizarre park where your wildest dreams can come true. On the whole, it was decently satisfying, and it certainly made you want to know where it was going to go next. Luc

Full Trailer for Stranger Things: Season Two Drops At Comic-Con

When the first season of "Stranger Things" was released by Netflix last fall, it quickly became a phenomenon, or to put it another way, it was one of those shows you had to watch or you'd be left out of the conversation. Not only was it praised by viewers, but it became a critical darling as well, eventually racking up an impressive 18 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Writing (Drama), Directing (Drama), and Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series. While we gotten little bits and pieces of what to expect in the second season, a full trailer has finally been unveiled today at San Diego Comic-Con, showing a troubled Will Byers dealing with the aftermath of his experi

First Reviews for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Are In

We had already seen that the early social media reactions to Christopher Nolan's latest opus, "Dunkirk," had been extremely positive, but today finally saw the lifting of the review embargo, giving us a much more detailed look at what critics have been saying thus far. If these reviews are any indication, it looks as though Nolan has another masterpiece on his hands. With 29 reviews up thus far, the film has a score of 97% (9/10) and has critics heaping quite a lot of praise upon it. Take a look at what's being said: "This is visceral, big-budget filmmaking that can be called Art. It's also, hands down, the best motion picture of the year so far." - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly (A)

Kong: Skull Island: A Poorly-Plotted Reboot (Blu-ray)

The Film: King Kong has always been a somewhat problematic character when it comes to presenting him on the big screen. After all, how do you take a giant ape and turn him into a character that audiences will care about? The 1933 classic film did a fine job of thrilling audiences and making viewers sympathize with Kong through misunderstanding and subsequent captivity, making a remake feel rather unnecessary. However, we would receive not one, but two, remakes that included a poorly-received 1976 version with Jeff Bridges and Sir Peter Jackson’s bloated, three-hour rendition in 2005. Now more than a decade has passed, so apparently it’s time to go back to that well again. This brings us to “

Nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

The nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have just been announced, and as usual there are plenty of surprises to be found, starting off with the fact that both "Westworld" and "Saturday Night Live" have tied for the most nominations with 22. They were followed at a distance by "Stranger Things" and "Feud: Bette and Joan" with 18. Of course, there were also many that weren't a surprise in the least, including critically-acclaimed shows like "The Crown" (13), "The Handmaid's Tale" (13), and "This is Us" (11), all of which are considered to be top contenders for the big award of the night, Outstanding Drama Series. With "Game of Thrones" being absent this year, it's something o

The Lost City of Z: Gorgeous Visuals Can't Save a Tedious Adventure (Blu-ray)

The Film: It seems fair to say that writer/director James Gray has almost had something of a one-track film career. Starting in 1994, he made three crime dramas before switching things up a little bit in 2008 to make a pair of romantic dramas. This isn’t really a bad thing though, as his films have been decently received, with the last four earning nominations for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. However, with his latest film, Gray has decided to leave his comfort zone completely by giving us an ambitious adaptation of David Grann’s novel “The Lost City of Z,” leaving behind the realms of crime and romance and exchanging them for a grand adventure deep in the Amazonian

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