I walked into Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expecting I might have a few problems. The first was a concern probably shared by many that I’d dub “The Hobbit Effect” – a concern that drawing five movies out of a very small piece of source material meant we were in for a slog of barely-there plot intended to keep drawing us to the franchise until we hit retirement.
I continue with my wrap-up of New York Comic Con photos, this time featuring movie costumes and do-it-yourself costuming. Once again, DC and Warner Brothers staged a display on the south end of Javits during New York Comic Con. This year, it featured Wonder Woman, celebrating 75 years, and star of a major motion picture. […]
Lego fever was rampant around the convention center at San Diego Comic-Con. From the massive booth where fans gathered to take Lego Batman selfies and buy the latest exclusive toys to the WB booth where fans could play the upcoming expansions of the toy-to-life series Lego Dimensions developed by Tt Games. You might know them […]
While Thursday and Friday’s offerings in the convention center’s biggest exhibit space focused more on television and other areas of interest, it was Saturday where the two 800lb gorillas of SDCC took the spotlight. Saturday’s crowd began to enter the 6,500 seat room around 10 am, with the majority of those early attendees opting to […]
An extensive publishing program has just been announced for the fall launch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new JK Rowling-written film set in the earlier years of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Insight Editions have all signed up to publish book “inspired” by the film, projected to be the […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]
I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I noticed Meltdown Comics tweeted a sweet picture of maple syrup bottles, butter, and waffle makers on Saturday. The image was accompanied with “#Waffle party prepping with @CuddliApp. Singles mingle, 11AM.” Naturally, I jumped from my mattress off the floor and got ready to eat some waffles in […]
We’re halfway through both the actual calendar, and the Summer blockbuster season (which started in May). Even though it feels like a Friday night at the video store circa 1990, there have been some amazing movies released so far. Dinosaurs are battling robots for box office supremacy, and Pixar is once again at the front […]
Oh man… I’ve got stuff to report on C2E2, Free Comic Book Day is fast approaching, and, of course, Age of Ultron is hitting theaters this Thursday… Maybe I should build some robot minions to help out. Maybe I’ll open source it, so others can improve on my designs! What could go wrong, right? Here’s the […]
Well, I had hoped to wait until May before updating my movie calendar, but then Bob Iger had to go and hold an annual shareholder’s meeting for Disney. …which means that all sorts of stuff got announced, so here’s the latest.