The MCU and DCEU could learn from “Fast Color”

“Hi, Mom.”

Story: It hasn’t rained for eight years, making water the world’s most prized resource. In this dried-out landscape, Ruth has been on the run and battling addiction, but decides to head home when the world becomes too much for her. But there are those out there who’d like to find her, and let’s just say there’s not goodwill in their hearts. Because Ruth has abilities. So does her mother and young daughter. Can these three stay safe? Better yet, can they reconnect?

Genre I’d put it in: Deep And Worthwhile Sci-Fi

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Atlas Brewing brings “Hop Bot” to DC for Awesome Con!

What’s up my fellow beer nerds! Ready for Awesome Con?  Yeah I know it’s an awful lot of awesome wrapped up in one weekend. But Atlas Brew Works hopes to help you relax with a limited edition brew they’ve made just for the con!

Hop Bot will be available during Awesome Con weekend at The Capital Burger, City Tap Penn Quarter, Espita Mezcaleria, Iron Horse Tap Room, Jackpot, Lost & Found, Morris American Bar, Moxy Washington, DC Downtown, and Penn Social. But hop (HEH) to it, as quantities of this special brew are limited.

Pale IPA? Yes please, and thank you Atlas. Read on for the full details!

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TrailerWatch “CHILD’S PLAY” – meet Chucky 2.0

I’m now officially in. A Chucky movie that blends the popular mythos with touches of Chopping Mall and I, Robot? Sign me up. Plus, who doesn’t love Mark Hammill voicing a bad guy?

Child’s Play 2019 hits theaters – and apparently our Nest and Alexa systems – June 21st.

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Catching Up Review: “Hellboy” could have been great, but it’s not.

Because sometimes I don’t get to a screening, or a film just isn’t screened for press. Herewith, my take on the Hellboy reboot!

It is, however, a whole lot of messy, stupid fun if you can get past the screenplay that crams so much into it that nothing makes sense. This film has moments that hint at the incredible film it could have been, but never reached. Hell, it has a hard enough time grabbing stuff from the lowest shelf, let alone a high bar. That’s a pity, as this film deals with questions like who decides what’s monstrous, the outsider, and the family you choose, yet it buries those ideas deep in the ground, and dishes up a lack of emotional payoff instead.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the monsters this film trots out. I enjoyed the effects; even the silliest CGI works in this universe. And seeing Ian McShane, Mila Jovovich, Daniel Dae Kim and David Harbour is always a good time. But re-watch American Gods, Resident Evil, Hawaii 5-O and Stranger Things before deciding to plunk down your hard-earned here. Because the behind-the-scenes drama bleeds into the Hellboy, destroying everything in its path.

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Movie News: “Child’s Play” reboot shares first images!

Gotta admit I wasn’t really into the Child’s Play series. Except for Bride of Chucky, I like my horror dolls to be of the Zuni Fetish variety. But with Aubrey Plaza playing the mom in this reboot, this Play might have a fun wry spin. Synopsis!

A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Child’s Play hits theaters June 21st, 2019.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Uglydolls”!

Ugh tax day. But I’ve got a bit of happy time for you! Ready to get yourself some Ugly?  Because those adorable Uglydolls are coming at you in their self-named film! Synopsis!

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection — a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different — ultimately realizing that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Pony News: Tony Fleecs is Guest Of Honor at the final BronyCon!

MLP artist Tony Fleeces is saying goodbye to BronyCon by gracing the con during its final year (this one, in case like me you’re still in denial this con is ending.) So grab your Pony issues and get ’em signed!

Read on for the full details!

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