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Amazon V. Disney: The Dawn Of MSRP Justice

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
Like two superheroes going against each other in a comic book movie, gigantic online retailer Amazon and entertainment conglomerate Disney are at each other’s throats over potential pricing for upcoming Disney movies set to go on sale in Blu-ray and DVD format. At the core of the issue is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price [MSRP] […]

Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]

Otakon 2014: The Prelims

by Weathermanon August 8, 2014
Night before the con. The anticipation. The lines. The….sirens. Yep, it’s Otakon time again. Hey, it’s Baltimore, sirens come with the territory. Hopefully not like the last time I stayed in this particular hotel, the Renaissance Harborplace, since the last time I stayed here for Otakon was 2001… the year Baltimore kinda…well…exploded…during the con. Seriously, […]

CON TV To Launch With Zombies

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
CON TV – the new digital network from Wizard World designed to provide programming for fans of various Comic Con-like conventions around the country – will be launching later this year with “Fight of the Living Dead” where a smattering of YouTube stars see if they can navigate the first 24 hours of a post-zombie […]

History Channel Launches Planet H

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
History Channel is launching Planet H, a mobile phone app using animated games to instruct children ages 7-11 about history. The first two apps released are “Empire Run” – a race through various historical worldwide empires – and “Frontier Heroes” [with mini-games set specifically in American history]. Both “Empire Run” and “Frontier Heroes” are available […]

Apollo Rising At Sony

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
A new superhero-like movie is emerging at Sony called “Apollo Rising” from the comic book mind of Stan Lee, creator of various popular comic book characters. The movie will be about traditional Greek gods who mingle amongst the mere mortals, with a focus on Apollo, the Greek god of music and poetry. “Apollo Rising” does […]

Robot Chicken Harry Potter Sneak Peek

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
“Robot Chicken” is winding down its seventh season on Adult Swim and AS has released a sneak peek of a little Harry Potter skewering from an upcoming RC episode…

Henry & Me Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
“Henry & Me” – about an 11-year-old boy with cancer who fantasizes about current and legendary New York Yankee baseball players – has released its trailer. The animated film voice-stars Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper, Lucie Arnaz and Paul Simon as well as a host of current and former Yankee players [though Alex rodriguez […]

Book Of Life Trailer #2

by Alex Beanon August 7, 2014
The second trailer for the upcoming “Book of Life” [release date: October 17, 2014], voice-starring Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum has emerged…

Westworld HBO Reboot Adds Cast

by Alex Beanon August 7, 2014
The HBO series reboot of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray has added cast members to go along with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Joining Hopkins and Wood will be Jeffrey Wright [“Boardwalk Empire”], Rodrigo Santoro [“300: Rise of an Empire”], Shannon […]