All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

Dark Horse Resurrects The Occultist for Omnibus Edition!

The Occultist follows college student Rob Bailey after he stumbles upon a magical book that gives him supernatural powers; he gets not only new occult abilities, but also dangerous problems that come with them.

The complete run of The Occultist has been collected into The Occultist Omnibus and will be available on April 25, 2018.

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Valiant Announces Partner with Key Collector Comics App!

Valiant Entertainment has joined forces with Key Collector Comics – currently available for iOS and Android – for their first official publisher partnership.

Using the dedicated first-of-its-kind “Valiant Keys” button on the homepage of the mobile app, fans and collectors can access an extensive database full of information and pricing data for more than 100+ significant comic book issues published by Valiant, including first appearances, origin stories, gold issues, iconic cover art, rare variants, and more.

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The Biologist and the Shimmer Trailer: Annihilation!

Annihilation – (L-R) Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).

The new trailer gives a better look at The Biologist (Natalie Portman) – and the land beyond The Shimmer.

Annihilation opens on February 23, 2018.

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Tubi Launches Content Personalization Engine!

As a response to Netflix recently raising its subscription prices (again), consumers are increasingly turning to free streaming services to find content that they love.

Today, free streaming TV and movie network, Tubi announces the launch of its Content Personalization Engine, leveraging AI technology to program and personalize on-demand content. And although it may seem that all streaming services have this capability, Tubi is actually the ONLY free streaming service (AVOD) with a TV personalization engine.

Tubi has an enormous catalogue of movies and TV shows – including anime superhero group Infini-T Force, werewolf dramedy Wolf Blood and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai – from over 200 partners including Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount.

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Accptable Risk: Irish Conspiracy Thriller Comes to Home Video!

Acceptable Risk (Acorn) follows Sarah Manning (Elaine Cassidy, The Paradise, No Offence, The Others) as she comes to realize how little she knew about her husband, Lee, before he was murdered.

Her growing suspicions around his death lead Sarah to confront a powerful conspiracy of corporate, police and political interests, extending from Dublin to Montreal, in which her own family may be complicit.

Acceptable Risk will be in stores on December 26th.

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SundanceTV’s The A Word Concludes Season Two in Same Deep Water!

The A Word – Joe Hughes (Max Vento) – Photo by Rory Mulvey/Courtesy of SundanceTV.

In the season two finale of The A Word, Same Deep Water, an ‘End of Year Show’ at Joe’s old school brings his family members together. As Joe takes the stage, it is clear what they mean to him. But will they remain the family he knows?

The second season finale of The A Word airs on Wednesday, December 13th (10/9C).

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Louis Gossett Jr. Joins Hap and Leonard for Season Three!

Hap and Leonard – Hap Collins (James Purefoy), Leonard Pine (Michael K Williams) – Photo by Bob Mahoney/Courtesy of SundanceTV

The third season of SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard will be subtitled The Two-Bear Mambo and adapt that Joe R. Lansdale novel for television.

Set once again in East Texas just before Christmas of 1989, Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida Grange, who has gone missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown.

Oscar®-winner Louis Gossett Jr., Psych’s Corbin Bersen and Andrew Dice Clay join the show’s cast for season three – which will premiere on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (10/9).

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The Unknown Is There To Conquer Trailer: Please Stand By!

A young woman escapes her group home to enter her script in a Star Trek scriptwriting contest in Please Stand By, from Magnolia Pictures.

Please Stand By stars Dakota Fanning, Alice Eve and Toni Colette, but Patton Oswalt is memorable in a couple of scenes in the trailer.

Please Stand By opens On Demand and in theaters on January 26, 2018.

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