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!

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TrailerWatch: “American Horror Story 1984” gives a slashy glimpse of Season 9

Are we going to see Ryan Murphy’s take on the slasher genre with AHS Season 9? Sure looks that way. And I stan. (I also remember that big 80s hair. I can almost smell the Aqua Net y’all.)

Season 9 of American Horror Story drops sometime this year. And I can’t wait.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “The Curse of La Llorona”!

Ready to go get some chills? Because I’ve got passes for the newest Conjuring joint, La Llorona! Synopsis!

This timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a curandero, and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Elsewhere Reviews: Reese’s Outrageous! Pieces bar

Originally posted over at The Green Man Review!

I love peanut butter, I love chocolate, I love caramel. And I really dig Reese’s Pieces. But Outrageous is less the sum of its parts. And that’s a real shame.

The bar has a nice weight to it, and the look reminds me of a Baby Ruth or 100 Grand. But instead of peanuts or crisped rice, Outrageous uses mini Reese’s Pieces to surround a core of Reese’s peanut butter coated in caramel. It’s covered in the usual milk chocolate you’d find in a Reese’s cup, and it was fun to bite “sideways” and get a chunk of chocolate and mini’s.

But this bar can get messy. My first bite sent several minis falling onto the table, along with some mini-sized pieces of chocolate coating. There doesn’t seem to be quite enough caramel to hold things together, though the caramel does stretch out nicely from the bar with each bite. Then it hit me; there was too much mini, not enough ensemble cast. Sure, I could see caramel. I could see chocolate. And every so often I could see that peanut butter core, though it’s much too small to make any kind of impression – I had to dig around with a mini-fork to try to get a taste of it. This is more a Reese’s Pieces bar than a melding of ingredients.

Because minis make up the majority flavor profile (90% of the time that’s all you’ll taste), it also extremely sweet. The minis are front and center, but all the sugar from the caramel, core and chocolate hit the tongue after a few chews, leaving my stomach unhappy after a few bites. My brain threatened sugar-rush headache as well, leaving me slightly nauseated and unhappy with the whole experience. I can’t imagine finishing the entire bar in one go. In fact, I’d much rather have each item separately, or simply wait for them to re-issue their vastly superior Reese’s Nutrageous bars that has peanuts instead of minis. I suggest you do the same.

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“Shazam!” flies high

“I’m a foster mom – what’s your superpower?”

Story: Billy Batson only wants one thing in this world; to be reunited with the mother he was separated from during a busy carnival when he was a toddler. But Billy’s gonna get a whole lot more than that, when an ancient wizard bestows All The Power onto 14-year-old Billy. When another super-powered human brings the pain – and monsters – I’m sure things will go…heroically.

Genre I’d put it in: Successful DCEU Films

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TrailerWatch: “Extremely Wicket, Shockingly Evil and Vile” has Efron go full Bundy

I remember researching serial killer Ted Bundy for undergrad. And what came up time and time again was that so many people found him “handsome” and “nice”. Zac Efron plays with these ideas and in the new trailer for Vile we get to see hints at the depravity within Bundy’s soul. Based on the book The Phantom Prince; My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall, Vile looks like it’s gonna give excellent creep.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile hits Netflix and select theaters on May 3rd, 2019. While I’ve got the ‘filx, I may hit the big screen for this one.


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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Little”!

I love Big, Freaky Friday (ALL OF THEM) and 13 Going on 30. So when I saw the trailer for Little, I got stoked. You too? Well, I’ve got passes y’all!  Synopsis!

Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Insecure’s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.

So glad to see Black-ish‘s Martin on the big screen. Ready? Let’s go!

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