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GraniteCon Gallery 4 – Saturday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted September 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The final group of photos shot Saturday of Granite State Comic Con at the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH, is GraniteCon Gallery 4. The first of four from just Saturday can be found here, the second set can be found here, and the third here. Shout out to […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 3 – Saturday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted September 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our latest piece of photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con, we now have GraniteCon Gallery 3. The first of four from just Saturday can be found here and the second set can be found here. The pics were shots at the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in […]

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2016 Movie Season Close-Out, Part One

Posted September 26, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Summer 2016 gave us some big hits and some very big misses. For every Captain America: Civil War and Kubo and the Two Strings, we got (insert bad movie of choice here). Fall and Winter 2016 promises to give us some major blockbusters — a gorgeous new Disney animated adventure, a Harry Potter prequel, and another […]

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Cosplay & Style

Renaissance Garb and Cosplay at King Richard’s Faire

Posted September 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

King Richard’s Faire, in Carver, Mass., is into its 24th year in 2016. This year I attended on a weekend that a number of cosplay friends were attending, for various reasons. Those included a family visit, general fun and at least two birthday celebrations. The faire is open weekends from Labor Day to Sunday, Oct. […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 2 – Saturday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted September 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing our photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con, we now have GraniteCon Gallery 2. The first of four from just Saturday can  be fund here. The pics were shots at the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH. Shout out to Chris and the folks at Autism […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 1 – Saturday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted September 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We start off our photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con with GraniteCon Gallery 1. This is the first of four from just Saturday. The pics were shots at the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH. Shout out to Chris and the folks at Autism Speaks and […]

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Cosplay & Style

Crash: The Photos CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before he became an excellent cosplay photographer and our Associate Producer here at Nerd Caliber, Crash: The Photos was a cosplayer. He still dons a costume on occasion, and he decided to do this wonderful beach version of Roadhog for our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day. The gas mask was made by the amazing […]

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Jackie-chan Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Rin from Love Live! gets the beach treatment in this Jackie-chan Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot, the fourth set from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. We invited cosplayers and photographers to join us on Plum Island, which starts in Newburyport, Mass., and is so long it passes through two more towns […]

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Moonie Warrior Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The Moonie Warrior Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot is the third set from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Given the location at a beach, her bikini version of Ariel is perhaps the most appropriate. We have shots of her Ariel with legs and with a mermaid tail, and she is joined […]

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Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Second up is the Lavender Nightshade Cosplay CAPE swimsuit shoot from our Cosplay And Photography Expo Beach Free Shoot Day, held on Labor Day Weekend. Although to be fair, the swimsuit version of the DC character Enchantress, as seen in  the movie Suicide Squad, isn’t much different from this bikini version. We invited cosplayers and photographers to […]

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Bunny Moon Cosplay CAPE Beach Free Shoot Day

Posted September 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While many of our fans and team members were otherwise occupied over Labor Day weekend at cons like DragonCon or Baltimore Comic Con, we decided to hold an event for the New England cosplayers who couldn’t make it to those cons or the handful or others. Since there was no Cosplay And Photography Expo this […]

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Five Things The CW Has To Do To Fix The Show Supergirl

Posted September 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The headline clearly states that I think the TV show Supergirl needs to be fixed. While it was a popular show during its first season on CBS, it wasn’t popular enough to keep it from being shuffled to CW, the network CBS shares with Warner Bros. Television. That is where Supergirl‘s second season will debut […]

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Con & Events News

DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery 7 by Bentpic5

Posted September 12, 2016 by Bentpic5

Even though DragonCon takes place over Labor Day weekend and therefore Monday is also an official day of the convention, many people choose to use that as their day to travel home. Still this DragonCon 2016 cosplay gallery 7 of photos by Bentpic5 is full of awesome cosplayers. The Monday cosplay crowd still goes strong after what is likely […]

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DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery 6 by Bentpic5

Posted September 10, 2016 by Bentpic5

The second Sunday gallery of photos by Bentpic5  from DragonCon is also our DragonCon 2016 cosplay gallery 6. By holding DragonCon over Labor Day weekend, the convention allows people the option of traveling on Monday instead of the usual Sunday of a weekend con. That means that the Sunday cosplay crowd still goes strong after what seems […]

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Fifth DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted September 9, 2016 by Bentpic5

Here is the first Sunday gallery from DragonCon captured by Bentpic5 and overall the fifth DragonCon 2016 gallery. This year, the Sunday cosplay crowd was still going strong after what seems like a long weekend. For some, it is their final day of what could have been their best weekend of the year. DragonCon is typically […]

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DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery 4 by Bentpic5

Posted September 8, 2016 by Bentpic5

DragonCon’s Saturday is the main day when it comes to attendance. Atlanta expected more than 500,000 people visiting the town for the various events and sports games taking place. This doesn’t include the thousands of Georgia locals that come to Atlanta just to see the parade and the DragonCon attendees. People of all ages come out to […]

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DragonCon 2016 Gallery 3 of Cosplay Photos by Bentpic5

Posted September 7, 2016 by Bentpic5

Friday at DragonCon 2016 definitely packed its fair share of attendees and cosplayers into the host hotels. While some might question if this year seemed to flow differently, I can say it was still going strong. Check out the rest of the photos in gallery 3 of cosplay that capture Friday at the con around the […]

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Con Reports

Second DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted September 6, 2016 by Bentpic5

Thursday and Friday nights at DragonCon drew in an energetic crowd like usual. While the crowds aren’t as crazy as Saturday, it did bring a vast variety of attendees and cosplayers. Here is the second DragonCon 2016 cosplay gallery, covering a snippet of the amazing costumes and attendees you can catch while at DragonCon. Whether it be anime, […]

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DragonCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted September 5, 2016 by Bentpic5

This year, attendees were in high numbers on the so-called “Day Zero” for DragonCon. A lot of attendees arrived Wednesday and Thursday to check in and start their con weekend. By the afternoon, there were costumes and cosplays swirling among the lobbies of the select host hotels. Here’s to another year of my photo coverage of the […]

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Nerd Culture

Completely Captured by ‘Stranger Things’

Posted September 4, 2016 by Kristen Hunn

I was apprehensive about watching Stranger Things. Although my social network was beginning to buzz about how great it was, the whispers I was hearing didn’t seem like it would be my thing. I’m not a Goonies fan (sorry!) and I don’t have the love of 80’s culture that some of my peers do. But […]

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Anime-Manga

Second PopCult Anime Gallery From First Ever Con

Posted September 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the second PopCult Anime Con gallery, from the brand new convention held a couple of weekends ago at the Sheraton Framingham. Prior to the convention, we interviewed the founder and con chair, Hemlock Inyx, in the second of our irregular series New Con Smell, in which we profile a first-year convention. In this last gallery are event guest […]

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First Ever PopCult Anime Con Cosplay Gallery

Posted September 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

A couple of weekends ago, the Sheraton Framingham played host to a brand new convention, PopCult Anime Con. Prior to the convention, we interviewed the founder and con chair, Hemlock Inyx, in the second of our irregular series New Con Smell, in which we profile a first-year convention. PopCult Anime Con drew on local cosplayers and artists, such as Lady […]

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Scarlet Witch Cosplay by Yaya Han in Video And Photos

Posted August 31, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2016, we had one of Nerd Caliber’s popular interviewers Lauren Grant talk to popular cosplayer Yaya Han about the details of her Scarlet Witch cosplay, what Pokemon team she is in and why she feels Pokemon Go is bringing people together. This was Otakon’s final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC., next […]

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Comic Books

Final Boston Comic Con 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It had to happen — we have reached the final Boston Comic Con 2016 gallery of outstanding cosplayers. The convention that has moved around from facility to facility over it’s lifetime — famously having to relocate from the Hynes Convention Center to the Seaport World Trade Center in 2013 due to the Boston Marathon Bombing. Now it […]

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BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery 3 From Sunday

Posted August 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now up to the BCC 2016 cosplay gallery 3 from the last day of the convention. This was the day that rumors really became solid that Boston’s largest comic book convention had been sold to the parent company of Fan Expo. Cosplayers in this gallery include Serena Cosplay, J. Warford, Ember Jay Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Ori and the Blind Forest: Beautiful, Challenging

Posted August 28, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! I finally found the time to cross off one of the games on my most anticipated list of 2015 — it’s time to check out Ori and the Blind Forest! You take on the role of what I can best describe as a white fox-like spirit named Ori. You have been […]

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2nd Boston Comic Con 2016 Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The 2nd Boston Comic Con 2016 Sunday gallery bring us up to mid-day at our studio area in the Cos-Space, a room specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. Cosplayers in this gallery include Brandon the Shapeshifter, Lou Two-Twelve Cosplay, Random Raul, EllyStar Cosplay, Carley […]

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Sunday Otakon 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here it is, our last ever gallery of cosplay photos from Otakon based in Baltimore. As with the previous sets, photos in this Sunday Otakon 2016 set were taken by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. Otakon is moving to Washington, DC., beginning next year. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have […]

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Sunday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The first Sunday BCC 2016 cosplay gallery starts of our photo coverage of the last day of the convention. It was also the day of the Costume Contest, so there are some outstanding cosplays in these next four galleries.  These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along […]

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Otakon 2016 Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now present our cosplay gallery from Otakon 2016 Saturday with photos by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. This was Otakon’s final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC., next year, and going forward. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have helped Otakon recover a bit from the downturn in attendance in experienced […]

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Last Cosplay Gallery from Saturday BCC 2016

Posted August 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the last cosplay gallery from Saturday at Boston Comic Con 2016. These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. As with the last couple of galleries, these photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) […]

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BCC 2016 Gallery Five From Saturday

Posted August 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

As in the fourth gallery, this BCC 2016 gallery five has photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) and our newest team member, Steven of Prime Cosplay And Photography. These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair […]

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2nd Otakon 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our 2nd Otakon 2016 Friday gallery continues our coverage of the celebration of its final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC. Once again, photos by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have helped Otakon recover a bit from the downturn in attendance in experienced in […]

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BCC 2016 Gallery Four From Saturday

Posted August 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In this BCC 2016 gallery four from Saturday, we have photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) and our newest team member, Steven of Prime Cosplay And Photography. He used both his own camera gear and mine at our studio setup in Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration […]

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BCC 2016 3rd Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While the temperatures outside were much more tolerable on Saturday at Boston ComicCon than Friday, the show floor still got pretty warm and muggy by midday. Those cosplayers in this BCC 2016 3rd Saturday gallery stayed cool, however, as the Cos-Space was always a good five to 10 degrees cooler than elsewhere on the first floor. Included in this set […]

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2nd BCC 2016 Gallery of Cosplay From Saturday

Posted August 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The 2nd BCC 2016 gallery from Saturday continues with those shots taken in the Cos-Space, a new area at the Seaport World Trade Center set aside specifically to cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sith Lantern Cosplay, […]

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Otakon 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Don’t worry Otakon attendees, we didn’t forget you. While Boston Comic Con was happening here in the Hub, Otakon was celebrating its final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC. We start our coverage with the first Otakon 2016 Friday cosplay gallery by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. As Lauren Grant noted in her […]

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1st Saturday Gallery From Boston Comic Con 2016

Posted August 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s World Photo Day, so what better day to start the the next day’s photos from Boston Comic Con with the 1st Saturday gallery of six. The photos were taken in a new area dedicated specifically for cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station, called […]

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Pokemon Gijinka Cosplay by HanniBanani Cosplay

Posted August 18, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Boston Comic Con 2016, interviewer (and fantastic Deadshot cosplayer) KIA Cosplay and myself met up with a wonderful group of Pokemon/gijinka/Playboy bunny cosplayers led by HanniBanani Cosplay, who were gracious enough to spend sometime with us and talk about their costumes and their love for Pokemon. Check out below for some fantastic shots by FirstPerson […]

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Third Friday Cosplay Gallery From BCC 2016

Posted August 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third Friday cosplay gallery from BCC wraps up the shots from that day. The photos were taken in a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with […]

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Cosplay & Style

Bewitching Witcher Cosplayers From Czech Republic

Posted August 17, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Alzbeta Trojanova shared on Reddit a series of photos called “Geraltina of Rivia fighting a Bruxa” of Witcher cosplayers, based on her enjoyment of the latest Witcher video game. Check it out! On Reddit, she wrote: “Just a quick info, if anyone is interested. The main inspiration for the photshoot was this awesome artwork. It’s my […]

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Friday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 2

Posted August 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, Boston Comic Con experimented with setting aside a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with a backdrop from the convention and our studio lights. The […]

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BCC 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Boston Comic Con has come and gone (in more ways than one) and we have the start of probably close to a dozen photo galleries, with this first one from BCC 2016 Friday. In this gallery are Dollilicious, Lady Cels, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Sidekicker Cosplay, Harley Bean Cosplay and ConThem Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay and […]

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Otakon Leaves Baltimore On A High Note

Posted August 15, 2016 by Lauren Grant

For almost 20 years, Otakon has brought the “Otaku Generation” to Baltimore. This year was its final year at the Baltimore Convention Center and it definitely went out in style. In 2017 Otakon will be moving to Washington, D.C., and after speaking with an array of con goers from far and wide, as well as […]

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Fan Expo Parent Company Buys Boston Comic Con!

Posted August 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Informa Canada, parent company of the Canada-based growing nerd convention conglomerate Fan Expo has purchased Boston Comic Con, according to sources at the convention this weekend that did not want to be identified. Fan Expo runs Fan Expo Canada, Fan Expo Vancouver, Fan Expo Regina, Toronto Comic Con, and has expanded into the United States […]

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Who’s A Better Boyfriend For Harley; Joker or Deadpool?

Posted August 14, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Ever heard of Harleypool? Harleypool is a fandom that explores alternate scenarios of Deadpool and Harley Quinn together. Some of the stories are adventerous, some comedic, some romantic or a combination of the three. At MASSsive Comic Con, a comic book convention in Worcester, Mass., we asked cosplayers who they thought would make a better pair, […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Overcooked Will Leave You Overjoyed From Fun

Posted August 13, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! It’s been a while. You must be hungry for a review. It’s only appropriate that we take a look at the latest food-based craze — Overcooked! Created by Ghost Town Games, Overcooked is a new couch co-op cooking simulator. I use “simulator” loosely, for if any real kitchens worked like this […]

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Kubo Will Tug At More Than Two of Your Heartstrings

Posted August 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Whenever I screen a new movie, I do my best to a write balanced, objective review. Sometimes, though, objectivity and analysis can’t compete with the sheer joy and delight on screen. Kubo and the Two Strings is one of those rare films that reminds me how wonderful, magical, and transporting a movie can be, of […]

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The Red Skull Campaigns At A Donald Trump Rally

Posted August 11, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Slade Wilson had an idea. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in Portland, Maine, in early August 2016. He knew there would be protesters and supporters and wondered what would happen if one of Marvel’s evilest villains made an appearance. “I have cosplayed as the Red Skull in the  past […]

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Take A Shot At A Free Screening of Mechanic: Resurrection!

Posted August 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Hey, do you remember that 2011 movie The Mechanic with Jason Statham and Ben Foster? You know, the one that was kind of a remake of the Charles Bronson classic The Mechanic from 1972? Well, it has a sequel coming out soon, Mechanic: Resurrection, and we have a chance for you to get passes to […]

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