DIY Super Origin Teaser: Sleight!

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A young street magician uses his magic to save his sister.

Sleight reminds of Chronicle, the DIY superhero movie that took comic book tropes to the streets in a unique way.

The 40-second teaser is definitely intriguing. Check it out after the break. Sleight will be in theaters on April 7, 2017.

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It’s Time for Your Treatment Trailer: Eloise!

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When Jacob Martin’s father dies, he’s told he has a million dollar-plus inheritance coming – but there’s a hitch. His father’s sister was committed to the Eloise Mental Institution when she was a girl – and Jacob needs to provide her death certificate in order to inherit.

Thing is, Eloise burned down thirty years ago, so Jacob and three friends have to enters the institution’s ruins and find the document in its records…

Eloise stars Chace Crawford, Brandon T. Jackson, P,J, Byrne, Eliza Dushku and Robert Patrick. It will be in theaters on February 3, 2017. The new trailer follows the jump.

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What to Watch This Weekend: Pete’s Dragon

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Pete’s Dragon, a live-action remake of the Disney family adventure film about a young boy who grows up in the wild under the care of his best friend–a giant dragon.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a  film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Baby Groot Steals Guardians Vol. 2 Teaser!

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It looks like James Gunn has done it again.

The new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is killer! Baby Groot, frustrated Rocket and embarrassed Star-Lord are indications that GotG2 will be as odd and happy-making as the first one. Plus, Sweet’s Fox on the Run. (Gotta love that!)

Don’t believe me? Check out it out after the break. GotG2 opens on May 5, 2017.

Trailer Grade: A+

VIZ Media Spotlights Video Gamed-Based Manga for the Holidays!

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There’s a significant overlap between comics/manga and video game fans. Some of the world’s most popular games have inspired manga – and if your gamer is into Pokémon, Super Mario or the classic Legend of Zelda, they have some titles that might work for your gamer this holiday season.

For the more adventurous, there’s the Pokéman Cookbook – filled with recipes inspired by the adventurous anime series.

For the more culinarily cautious, there are titles like the Pokémon Pocket Comics Box Set, Super Mario Adventures and The Legend of Zelda®: Legendary Omnibus. Check out the details after the break.

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VIZ Media Highlights Unique Anime for the Holidays!

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With the holidays nearly upon us, VIZ Media has made a list of possible ways to ensure that your anime fan has a cool Yule.

From Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal (above left) to Hunter X Hunter, and from Bleach (first time on Blu-ray) to Naruto, there are titles to delight anime fans of every age.

Check out the VIZ list after the break.

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Production Begun On Starz Drama Counterpart!

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A lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension (of course there’s much more to it than that…).

In a nutshell, that’s the basic premise for Starz’s new drama series, Counterpart. Production on the series – which stars Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd – is underway. Mortyn Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) directed the first episode.

A premiere date for the series is to be determined. For more, read on.

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Blood Red Red Band Trailer: The Belko Experiment!

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James Gunn, the madman behind Slither, Super and Guardians of the Galaxy has a new film called The Belko Experiment. It posits a ‘social experiment’ that requires people to kill to stay alive – in the Bogota offices of a company that has an intriguingly nebulous mission statement.

Check out the red band trailer after the jump. The Belko Experiment opens on March 17, 2017. Written by Gunn, the film is directed by Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean.

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The Magnificent Seven Gets 4K Ultra HD Release!

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Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven is coming to home video and videophiles will pleased to see that the home video release will include a 4K Ultra HD package.

The story of seven hired guns who contract to protect a small town from an avaricious mining baron features an all-star cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

The home video release encompasses 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD formats and will be in stores on December 20th. Read on for a more detailed synopsis and list of features for each format.

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La La Land, Arrival and Moonlight Lead Critics’ Choice Awards Noms!

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An original musical, a sci-fi First Contact tale and a gay coming of age story lead the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards.

La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle earned twelve nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Arrival and Moonlight each grabbed ten noms – with both in the running for Best Picture and Best Director.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the nominations earlier today.

The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards will be presented, live, from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica – hosted by TJ Miller – on Sunday, December 11th on A&E (8ET/5PT). For the complete of nominations, read on.

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