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What Does the Disney Buy of Fox Assets Mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Posted  December 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Today Disney announced the long-rumored purchase of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for a value of $52.4 billion. That means that the rights to many of your favorite movies and shows come back to Marvel or move to Disney. But there is some confusion about certain properties, mainly the Fantastic Four. Let’s explore the deal […]

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Movies

Last Jedi Far From Least Jedi

Posted  December 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have one serious issue after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson won’t be back to write and direct the next one. I am going to find it challenging to keep my review below spoiler-free, because so much is different in this movie from previous movies in the franchise that saying anything about it […]

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Movies

The Shape of Water Will Fill Your Hearts and Minds

Posted  December 9, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The tagline for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is “A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times.” It’s a clever phrase whose double meaning is quite apt. Set in the incredibly troubled Cold War era of 1962, its depiction of racism, sexual harassment and xenophobia is every bit as relevant in 2017. It’s at once […]

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Con Reports

Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  December 8, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our very last piece of photographic content from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is the gallery from Sunday shot by Jake of Zephyrlynk Productions. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Koi Fish Asylum, SBG Cosplay, Super Savage, The CosBae Dolls, J. Warford and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and […]

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Anime-Manga

Update: Sex Offender Quits as Photo Ops Provider for BSCCC

Posted  December 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Update 3: The trademark infringement case wasn’t settled, it was decided by a judge and the judge’s ruling was not opposed. The information about that decision has been updated below. Update 2: The post from Silverman of Sci-Fi Photo Guys has been taken down from the Boston SouthCoast Comic Con Facebook page and has been […]

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Articles

RICC Feature Photo Set of Inferno Squad

Posted  December 3, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Last up in our  Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots sets is J. Warford and his friend and fellow member of The 501st Legion, Ivory, cosplaying as Inferno Squad members. The characters are drawn from Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, a prequel novel to the video game Battlefront II. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads […]

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See Ep. 1 of the New Series Knightfall at a Boston Theater – FREE!

Posted  November 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Riding the success of its original scripted historical drama Vikings, the History Channel is introducing a series about the Knights Templar and the search for the lost Holy Grail. You can see the first episode on the big screen … for free! That’s right, you can attend a special advance screening of the first episode […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with GiveWave Studios

Posted  November 23, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo sets is Castro of GiveWave Studios and his amazing Vulture cosplay. Castro is a blast to work with, and we always get fun, dynamic shots. Like all of his cosplays, Vulture is dead-on, faithfully reproducing the iconic look from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Castro once again proves his […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set with Mink the Satyr

Posted  November 21, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our first feature set from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is with Mink the Satyr Cosplay. Mink is one of those people: We’ve only really known each other for about a year, but it seems like we’ve been friends for ages. So we jumped at the opportunity to spend an hour doing a feature photo […]

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Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  November 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Jake from Zephyrlynk Productions showed up pretty early on Saturday of Rhode Island Comic Con considering the crazy long line. He wandered the halls while I was in the comfy chair lounge and  Gregg of Wonderllama Photography was shooting featured sets (which will be posted after the galleries). Along with video, Jake grabbed this gallery of the cool cosplayers at […]

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Final Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Even though the Dealer Room shut down at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Rhode Island Comic Con, there were still plenty of outstanding cosplayers wandering the halls, either checking out panels or waiting for the after-party. In this last gallery by me from Saturday are cosplayers Super Wolf Cosplay, Jax Adele, scuba_cosplay, ProxyLeaf Cosplays, White Fang Cosplay, The CosBae Dolls, Azura […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 17, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As the afternoon wore on Saturday at Rhode Island Comic Con the sky got darker and the crowds got a bit smaller. But there were plenty of cosplayers still about and I managed to get plenty of photos. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are blackdiamondcosplay, Prime Cosplay and Photography, AE Cosplay, deadlynightshadecosplay, SBG Cosplay, Crimson Knight Cosplay, LadyJ_Cosplay, Big Daddy Cosplay, GiveWave Studios, HappyAcorn Cosplay, Blue Electra […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Because Rhode Island Comic Con has always been held in November, the amount of time for available light is pretty short compared to many conventions. Luckily, since I was bouncing a flash off the back wall of the mezzanine area where I was holed up, all that changed was the amount of back lighting. In this third […]

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Second Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Despite the sub-freezing temperatures outside, Rhode Island Comic Con this year drew huge crowds again, which means plenty of photos of cosplayers. This is the second gallery out of five from Saturday alone, by me. And it looks like I will have four galleries from Sunday. Add to that a couple galleries each by Wonderllama Photography and Zephyrlynk […]

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Friday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  November 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our third photographer at Rhode Island Comic Con was Jake from State Farm Zephyrlynk Productions. He was roaming the halls Friday while Gregg of Wonderllama Photography did his best imitation of me by sitting in the mezzanine level comfy seating and letting people come to him. Jake captured images of cosplayers as they wandered the halls and the […]

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Comic Books

Whedon Saves the DCEU With Justice league

Posted  November 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the DC Warner Bros canon is better by an unmeasurable stretch than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s even better than Wonder Woman, the high-water mark for DC films in the new Extended Universe. Credit for the quality of Justice League as a superhero movie can be laid at the […]

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Friday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  November 14, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Since Rodney Brown aka First Person Shooter, covered the highs and lows of RICC 2017, I’ll focus (pardon the camera pun) on Friday’s great cosplays.  With Friday hours expanded to 3-9 p.m. this year, tons of amazing cosplayers stopped by for photos. Cosplayers include: The Covinator; Ask Kaylee Frye; Olivia Kitt Cosplay; Maid of Malice; chronicmermaidcosplay; Black Cat […]

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Nerd Culture

The Orville’s Ninth Episode Just an Extended Rape Joke

Posted  November 13, 2017  by  Kels

(Ed. Note: The following opinion piece contains both a description of fictional non-consensual sexual acts, and spoilers for the ninth episode of The Orville, “Cupid’s Dagger.”) First, let me state that I absolutely adore The Orville starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki. The writing is on point (most of the time) and the cast is […]

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First Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted  November 13, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As one of the fastest growing conventions to launch in the past few years, Rhode Island Comic Con continues to draw huge celebrity names, sell-out crowds … and organizational problems. On the one hand, charity groups like Zombie Leader and the 501st New England Garrison reported record donations this year. On the other, the Rhode Island Convention Center […]

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Granite State Comic Con 2017 Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  November 10, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

After much messing about with drive space and download issues (all on our end, to be clear), we finally have our first cosplay gallery from Jake of Zephyrlynk Productions! Taken at the 15th annual Granite State Comicon, the gallery is a good representation of the locations in and around the Radisson Hotel and the Center of New Hampshire. […]

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Cliches Keep Coco in Pixar’s Small Pile of Missteps

Posted  November 8, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

Pixar has bestowed the world with its latest work; Coco, a story about the meaning of family, love, and identity. It’s always good to see a new Pixar production, so how does this one stand up? Coco tells the story of Miguel who despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished […]

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