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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted  July 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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Gaming News

God of War Drops Into Land of the Midnight Sun

Posted  July 19, 2017  by  JIbrii Ransom

We just can’t seem to keep this demi-god down for the count can we? Returning to the PS4 sometime this year is our favorite god-killing anti-hero. Kratos will be back in the newest addition to the God of War series, called … God of War. However there is a bit of difference. It’s a little […]

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ConnectiCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Crash: The Photos!

Posted  July 16, 2017  by  Luis Correa

Whatever else may be said about ConnectiCon, the Hartford convention now in its 15th year always draws excellent cosplayers and outstanding costumes. If you are interested in the “whatever else” check out my write-up of my experiences this year. But if you are here for great images of great cosplay, scroll down. Also, trigger warning, there’s […]

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Con Reports

ConnectiCon Continues To Try To Ruin Its Own Fun

Posted  July 13, 2017  by  Luis Correa

Perception is a very important thing when writing opinions about something like a convention and often it’s best to attempt some sort of critical thinking when diving into an opinion article about a convention you’ve attended. I’d like to preface this with stating that I’ve been an avid ConnectiCon attendee almost since it’s inception. It’s […]

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Comic Books

Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted  July 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Comic Books

Spider-Man: Homecoming Weaves a Near-Perfect Web

Posted  July 11, 2017  by  Luis Correa

I went into the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming with a lot of hope and some trepidation. I wasn’t an entirely huge fan of the previous movies for a lot of different reasons. The trailers, the casting, the constant reminders of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man being in the new movie left me wondering if […]

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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted  July 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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God of War Drops Into Land of the Midnight Sun

Posted  July 19, 2017  by  JIbrii Ransom

We just can’t seem to keep this demi-god down for the count can we? Returning to the PS4 sometime this year is our favorite god-killing anti-hero. Kratos will be back in the newest addition to the God of War series, called … God of War. However there is a bit of difference. It’s a little […]

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ConnectiCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Crash: The Photos!

Posted  July 16, 2017  by  Luis Correa

Whatever else may be said about ConnectiCon, the Hartford convention now in its 15th year always draws excellent cosplayers and outstanding costumes. If you are interested in the “whatever else” check out my write-up of my experiences this year. But if you are here for great images of great cosplay, scroll down. Also, trigger warning, there’s […]

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ConnectiCon Continues To Try To Ruin Its Own Fun

Posted  July 13, 2017  by  Luis Correa

Perception is a very important thing when writing opinions about something like a convention and often it’s best to attempt some sort of critical thinking when diving into an opinion article about a convention you’ve attended. I’d like to preface this with stating that I’ve been an avid ConnectiCon attendee almost since it’s inception. It’s […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted  July 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Weaves a Near-Perfect Web

Posted  July 11, 2017  by  Luis Correa

I went into the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming with a lot of hope and some trepidation. I wasn’t an entirely huge fan of the previous movies for a lot of different reasons. The trailers, the casting, the constant reminders of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man being in the new movie left me wondering if […]

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Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted  July 10, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted  July 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted  July 4, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 4, Wonderllama Photo

Posted  July 3, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our final gallery from MASSive Comic Con is the second from Sunday, shot by our Associate Editor Gregg Snider, also known as Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this set are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Nessie Ness Cosplays, Steampunk Snowdrop, Blade Mistress Cosplay, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Colen P Cosplay, Little Creeper Cosplay, The Immortal Star-Lord, Penny Lane Cosplay, AE Cosplay, CT’s White Knight, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 3, Wonderllama Photo

Posted  July 2, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, my replacement was Wonderllama Photography, our Associate Editor Gregg Snider. Gregg is also multi-talented and over-qualified — an IT admin, a real estate and event photographer, a professional musician, and a very creative cosplayer. Since he filled in the whole day we have two galleries from Gregg. In this first set […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 2, Robbins Studio

Posted  July 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Friday night before MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Benn of Robbins Studios drove up from the South Shore to Marblehead to pick up all my portable studio gear, and he set it up Saturday morning. He had the first shift of the weekend as the way overqualified replacement for me, and went over and above to help out. Benn and […]

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Despicable Me 3 Delivers Too Familiar Fun

Posted  June 30, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Despicable Me 3 is one of those movies that is both really easy and really challenging to review. Easy, because it doesn’t require any deep, insightful analysis or tiptoeing around spoilers; challenging, because how much new is there to say about the third installment (fourth, if you include 2015’s Minions) in a franchise that relies […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 1, Vander the Generalist

Posted  June 29, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

For this third year of MASSive Comic Con in Worcester I couldn’t attend, so a roster of excellent photographers filled in, all three of them using exactly the same lighting and backdrop from my equipment. First up are the shots taken Saturday afternoon by Vander the Generalist. Vinny is a professional photographer who shoots the usual roster of […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted  June 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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