Phoenix Comic Con Day 1 – Video

A visit to the convention center as the vendors load in and before the crowds arrive. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csJiYZHrLaY&w=560&h=315]

Clockwork Couture Announces New Venture

Many of us were stunned by the announcement that Clockwork Couture would be closing.  Perhaps most surprised of us all was owner Donna Ricci.  ” A  business that was very healthy was now in a lot of trouble.”  She told me in a recent interview.   Sales have apparently been following the falling trend of the popularity of Steampunk.  “Sales have just been waning.  That put us in a very bad…

Greetings Starfighter! A Sequel to the Cult Classic "The Last Starfighter"?

Last year my favorite classic tale of a trailer park boy turned Starfighter and yours, received some well deserved extra attention when an updated fan trailer hit the web. Several people started talking about a sequel to the first movie to use all visual effects, including Star Wars Anthology screenwriter Gary Whitta and Seth Rogen. Turns out the movie isn’t just a fan favorite it’s a favorite in Hollywood too. …

Are We Running Out of Steam?

Scrolling through my  Facebook feed the other day I suddenly stopped.  Clockwork Couture is closing it’s store – at this time their online store will remain open.  For those that do not not know Clockwork Couture is a steampunk shop in Burbank, California.  From their website they are “a fashion house that sits on the edge of time.  Traveling through eras and continents, we bring back styles and infuse it…

CBS pits Supergirl against Gotham this fall in the Monday 8/7c Time Slot

CBS  has announced their fall line up, and the new series about Superman’s cousin come to Earth, “Supergirl”, is set to air in the Monday 8/7c time.  Which pits it against the high ranking Batman prequel series “Gotham”. “I know there was a lot of speculation: what were we thinking?,” CBS boss Nina Tassler acknowledged, but in referral to the Gotham competition she replied “That’s not a superhero show.”  with…

Billie Lourd is Not a Young Princess Leia in The Force Awakens

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the casting of Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Most of it has surrounded the possibility that she would play a young Princess Leia in a flashback of some kind. But during an interview with ET in which she was discussing an upcoming show that she will be in, called Scream Queens, Lourd confirmed that…

WHAT'S IN THE BOX ?!?! Come on what's in the box?????!!!!

The Ultimate Question.  Normally asked on Birthdays, Holidays and in the occasional movie thriller.  Now, thanks to the newest subscription trend, it is being asked every month.  Lootcrate, Nerdblock, Ipsy, Birchbox,and even Japancrate, just to name a few.  In return for a monthly subscription fee you receive a special box or bag containing specialized items chosen by the company.  Some offer samplers, others offer full size items, often it depends…

SyFy and Amblin Join Forces for "Brave New World"

Trying to show they aren’t all about Sharknado and Pirahnaconda  SyFy has made several announcements in the last month to make high profile original movies, series and mini-series.  From Wes Craven’s “People Under the Stairs” to Arthur C. Clarke’s “Childhoods’ End”.  Today they announced they are partnering for the second time with Amblin Television to produce a series based on Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World”. First published in 1932,…

Martin Freeman Joins the Cast of Captain America: Civil War

“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige in a statement. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Now comes the fun of trying to guess what character Freeman will play in the upcoming movie! Captain America:…