Category Archives: Announcements

SUNDANCE NOW ORDERSS SECOND SEASON OF ORIGINAL RELATIONSHIP DRAMEDY THIS CLOSE

This close – Kate (Shoshannah Stern), Michael (Josh Feldman) as Michael – Photo by Gunther Campine/SundanceNow

Sundance Now has ordered a second season of relationship dramedy This Close – created by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.

The series explores the relationship between deaf 20-something-year-old best friends Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) as they navigate love, loss, careers, friendship, and life in LA.

Production on Season Two will begin this summer.

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BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR FLAME TOYS’ NEW TARN TRANSFORMERS ACTION FIGURE!

The second release in Flame Toys’ limited-edition Transformers series introduces Tarn – the eloquent Decepticon from the hit IDW comic series.

Distributed in North America by Bluefin, pre-orders for this highly detailed action figure are open now.

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I Don’t Think Normal’s On The Horizon Trailer: Cargo!

Cargo – Andy (Martin Freeman) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Cargo premieres on Netflix on May 18th.

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What to Watch This Weekend: Phantom Thread

2018 Awards Contender Series! Learn about all the movies getting buzz about as we lead up to the Oscars! On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Phantom Thread, a romantic drama set against the back drop of the 1950’s high-fashion scene as a prolific designer falls in love with a new muse.

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.

WORLD’S FIRST SAW-THEMED ESCAPE EXPERIENCE TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS

Based on Lionsgate’s blockbuster horror film franchise, the SAW Escape Experience
will be one of the largest immersive escape experiences in the world
Egan Productions, creative masterminds behind Las Vegas’ top-ranked haunted attraction Fright Dome, has partnered with Hollywood film studio and global content leader Lionsgate to bring to life the world’s first immersive escape experience themed after the blockbuster SAW films.  SAW is one of the most successful horror franchises ever, grossing nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office.  The Las Vegas venue is set to open on January 26, 2018.
‘The Official SAW Escape Experience’ will feature numerous themed rooms where guests will go toe-to-toe with the notorious Jigsaw. After entering what appears to be an old, abandoned meat-packing plant, guests will be plunged into a world of traps and puzzles where they will need to work together to escape not just a single room, but the twists and turns of an entire building. The iconic SAW bathroom scene will be just one of the many highlights along the way, as visitors are put to the test in what has been designed to be an entirely immersive experience and one of the largest escape attractions in the world.

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The Magicians: The Tales of the Seven Keys – The Magicians Is Terrific Even Without Magic!

THE MAGICIANS – The Tales of Seven Keys – Trevor Einhorn as Josh Hoberman, Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, Stella Maeve as Julia Wicker – Photo by Eike Schroter/Courtesy of Syfy.

The Magicians (Wednesdays, 9/8C) returns with our protagonists still stuck in a world without magic – mostly – but there are glimmerings that the situation can be reversed…

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Only The Brave – Powerful True Story Comes To Home Video!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Only the Brave on Digital HD on January 23rd and the Blu-ray and DVD on February 6th.

Only the Brave is based on the true American story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots that gave their lives to protect their community.

The Only the Brave home entertainment release bonus features include: Audio Commentary (Director Joseph Kosinski and Josh Brolin); Deleted Scenes and four Featurettes (Honoring the Heroes: The True Stories; Behind the Brotherhood: The Characters; Boot Camp: Becoming a Hotshot and Dierks Bentley featuring S. Carey’s “Hold The Light” Music Video & Featurette.

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Papercutz Announces The Only Living Boy Tale for Free Comic Book Day!

A brand new tale of The Only Living Boy will be Papercutz’s Contribution to Free Comic Book Day 2018.

“On Free Comic Book Day, new readers can dive into an action-packed adventure about an insect princess, a mermaid warrior, and a young boy and his teddy bear,” said David Gallaher, co-creator of the ongoing series. “And fans of THE ONLY LIVING BOY graphic novels will discover the secrets of the Consortium and learn their wicked plans for the world of Chimerika.”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Papercutz Announces 2018 Free Comic Book Day Offering, A Brand New ONLY LIVING BOY Story from David Gallaher and Steve Ellis

NEW YORK, New York — Leading graphic novel publisher Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day 2018 title will be a new, never before published story featuring THE ONLY LIVING BOY by Harvey-award winning creators David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Inspired by classic pulp novels, old-time radio broadcasts and Saturday morning cartoons, THE ONLY LIVING BOY has charmed readers, critics and librarians alike over the course of five critically acclaimed graphic novels. Now, in Papercutz’s Free Comic Book Day title THE ONLY LIVING BOY: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON, Gallaher and Ells will delve into the secrets inside the laboratory of the sinister scientist Doctor Once.

“On Free Comic Book Day, new readers can dive into an action-packed adventure about an insect princess, a mermaid warrior, and a young boy and his teddy bear,” said David Gallaher. “And fans of THE ONLY LIVING BOY graphic novels will discover the secrets of the Consortium and learn their wicked plans for the world of Chimerika.”

In THE ONLY LIVING BOY, 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

“Set after the events of THE ONLY LIVING BOY Volume 5, this stand alone story is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers,” said Papercutz Publisher Terry Nantier.

“I still remember how wonderful it was walking into my first comic shop, and Free Comic Book Day is such a great way to introduce new readers to comics. We’re delighted to be working with Papercutz to participate in the upcoming Free Comic Book Day,” noted Steve Ellis. “Our hope is that THE ONLY LIVING BOY will inspire a whole new generation of passionate, imaginative readers.”

The brainchild of Harvey award-winning creators David Gallaher, Steve Ellis and their studio Bottled Lightning, THE ONLY LIVING BOY has received both critical and fan acclaim since its launch. The Miami Herald wrote “Gallaher is a sharp and entertaining writer, and Ellis is an exciting and versatile illustrator. Their story is a real treat all around.”

HE ONLY LIVING BOY: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON will be available for free at comic shops on May 5th 2018; check your local comic shops for availability.

ABOUT THE ONLY LIVING BOY FCBD 2018 SPECIAL: UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BROKEN MOON

The Harvey-nominated best-selling series returns in this all-new adventure. Erik is the only living boy on a dangerous patchwork planet. While he and his allies Thea and Morgan fight for their very survival, the dreaded Lord Baalikar, the fiendish Doctor Once, and the vile Consortium conspire, creating a plan that will have dire consequences for our heroes and their world. This daring adventure is the perfect introduction for the young and young-at-heart.
Rating: ALL-AGES
32pgs, FC
FREE!

ABOUT PAPERCUTZ:
Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres from humor, action adventure, mystery, and horror to favorite licensed characters. It is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels, working every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics. To find out more visit www.papercutz.com and follow @PapercutzGN on Twitter

ABOUT BOTTLED LIGHTNING:
Bottled Lightning has pioneered the landscape of modern comics. From their award-winning to work on High Moon to the ground-breaking work on Box 13, the studio has sparked new life and new excitement into a broad range of projects for The Walking Dead, Green Lantern, Dungeons & Dragons, MTV, and the New York City Police Department. Their featured projects include HIGH MOON, THE ONLY LIVING BOY, BOX 13, and BOX 13: THE PANDORA PROCESS.

Bottled Lightning is represented by Dara Hyde at the Hill Nadell agency. For continuing news on THE ONLY LIVING BOY 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL and more from Bottled Lightning Studios, stay tuned to http://bottled-lightning.com/ and follow @bottledlightning on Twitter.

ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:
For more FCBD news and updates, visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freecomicbook, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/freecomicbook, or Instagram at freecomicbookday.

Get Out! CBS All Access Reboots The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele!

Jordan Peele, writer-director of Get Out, is teaming with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez on a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access.

The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

The Twilight Zone will run exclusively on CBS All Access.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Will Headline Monster CES 2018 Concert

Monster said rock guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith will headline its annual CES concert in January. This year’s concert and awards program, which honors the company’s top retail partners, will be held at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. This is not the first time Perry has taken the stage for Monster; he also appeared at the Michael Jackson tribute show at CES 2016. He is a brand ambassador for the audio manufacturer and has been collaborating with Monster for a line of CE devices, slated to debut at CES. The concert, titled “The Sound of Rock,” will also feature special guests, Monster said, who will be “handpicked” by Perry. Names will be revealed closer to the show. Monster has a long history of bringing big-name acts to its invite-only annual CES concerts. Past performers include Ray Charles, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, B.B. King, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, Steve Miller, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.