Thursday, April 2, 2020

Contest of Champions Benefit D&D Stream April 4th

Contest of Champions Benefit Stream April 4thA time of great chaos gripped the land. Citizens of the realm are forced to stare at each other for days on end with only the binge watching of Tiger King to pass their monotonous hours. WHO WOULD COME TO SAVE THEM??!! Enter The Contest of Champions, a Twitch tabletop gaming benefit streaming April 4th on
GameStop's TWITCH Channel (https://www.twitch.tv/gamestop) beginning 11am, PST, produced by Lost Odyssey Events.

Connecting You To Your World **UPDATING DAILY**

For the first time in most of our lives, we are living through an event that everyone across the globe is touched by. This great shift in the way we've been forced to live has jarred many, and for those of us who were already in a precarious place with our mental health, it's a struggle every day. It is with that in mind that we are posting this page that will be both outreach for those in need and refuge for those who need a break from their four walls. Below you'll find links to people banning together for worthwhile causes you can contribute to and places online where you can take in historical sites, appreciate art or just spend some time smiling. We hope you'll find some peace of mind here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpions Revenge Launches First Official Clip

One of the most popular video game franchises in history comes to animated life in "Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge," an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28, 2020.

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema Paperback Coming This Summer

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema Paperback coming summer 2020This new book accompanies the greatly anticipated Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition, on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) (dates TBA).

A landmark exhibition book that examines 100 objects selected from an incredible archive by the animator Ray Harryhausen’s daughter. The book is packed with Vanessa’s personal stories that have never previously been heard or published from a life watching her father make world-famous films that changed the course of cinema.

This book is a fascinating examination of the work of the pioneer of the special effects that we see in modern cinema, with contributions from experts in the field and written in conjunction with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Diamond Comics Distro Addresses Pandemic Response & Effects on Comic Industry

Free Comic Book Day 2015 The Comic Crypt, NJ
Statement from Steve Geppi, Diamond Comics Distribution CEO:

As everyone knows, the world faces ever-increasing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its effects on the comics & collectibles and tabletop gaming industries have been felt far and wide.  We are hearing from thousands of retailers that they can no longer service their customers as they have in the past, many of them forced to close by government action or resort to in-person or curbside delivery. Even those still open are seeing reduced foot traffic in most cases, a situation that seems likely to worsen with time.

Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts Early on Digital March 31 and 4K, Blu-ray, DVD on May 19

Sonic the Hedgehog comes to home video
Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19.

The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more!  Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.

Garden State Film Festival Readies Virtual Screenings

Garden State Film Festival 2020
Stars shine this Thursday, 26 March 2020, when the Garden State Film Festival presents hundreds of independent films virtually through parallel and dynamic digital streaming in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the announcement from the Governor of the State of New Jersey further restricting public gatherings.

That's right! You can see an incredible selection of +240 innovative films through an unprecedented four-day, live-stream event on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Starving for interesting entertainment during self-isolation? GSFF 2020 is the perfect antidote. Enjoy popcorn in your PJ's while streaming hundreds of feature-length films, shorts, documentaries, animation, student films, premieres, and more top-quality cinematic showmanship.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Spooky Side of Sesame Street, Part 1: “Don’t Eat the Pictures.”

DVD cover for Sesame Street's Movie Don't Eat the Pictures
By Roxie Guarino, Nightmare Fuel Investigator

In his iconic roles as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Carroll Spinney inspired millions of children to laugh and learn on “Sesame Street”. Now, just shy of 50 years on the air, we’ve said goodbye to one of our favorite childhood friends.  We’ll miss you, Mr. Spinney!

But as with all things…”Sesame Street” has a dark side. YouTube, the Lost Media Wiki, and TV Tropes are just a few sites where you can find generations of viewers talking about the many segments that creeped them out. This new series will highlight some of those most infamous moments. For our first installment, we honor the late Carroll Spinney with one of Big Bird’s greatest moments. It’s brought to you by the letter D, for ‘defeating a demon and defying a deity of death.”

Friday, February 21, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Hasbro's Ghostbusters Preview

Toy Fair 2020 Hasbro Ghostbusters Toys
Almost time to head into New York City and set up shop for Toy Fair 2020! As I prep the gear and ready my camera for a hell of a workout, the news is coming in hot and heavy. One such item is from a source who provided new, official pictures from Hasbro's Ghostbusters line, confirming the newest licensor is exploring the "Real Ghostbusters" cartoon look (kinda?) along with a movie accurate line touching on everything from the first appearance to the newest film, Afterlife.

Toy Fair 2020: Prepare Your Bodies for Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter

Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter
Live on Kickstarter.com, and being shown for the first time at New York Toy Fair, Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter is an adult party game from Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment based on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's hit comedy, which also stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and a host of other comedians.

The game is inspired by Ron Burgundy's susceptibility to read whatever is written on the teleprompter, no matter how strange or inappropriate. Players compete by sabotaging other anchors' news stories with ridiculous magnetic words and phrases to try and get them to laugh while reading the news.