Tag Archives: Action

Movie Monday: Apocalypse Now Now

Based on the novel written by Charlie Human this short film is a proof of concept from Micheal Matthews.

Baxter Zevcenko’s life is pretty sweet. He’s making a name for himself as the kingpin of his smut-peddling high-school syndicate, the other gangs are staying out of his business, and he’s dating the girl of his dreams, Esme.

But when Esme gets kidnapped, things start to get seriously weird, and the only man drunk enough to help is a bearded, booze-soaked, supernatural bounty hunter that goes by the name of Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin.

Plunged into the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town’s supernatural underworld, Baxter and Ronin team up to save Esme. On a journey that takes them through the realms of impossibility, they must face every conceivable nightmare to get her back, including the odd brush with the Apocalypse.

Source: Google Books

Does this not look like a fucked up Ghostbuster with a  fucked up Harry Potter thrown into the pot. Dam I loved this short.  The latest I have about this short and going forward is from an article written by Andrew Liptak for The Verge on Aug 31, 2017

of Aug 31, 2017.

An Canadian company optioned the Charlie Human’s urban-fantasy novel with District 9 writer Terri Tatchell to adapt it for the screen. Click on the link for more info.

Dam does this not look interesting. Hell at least it be something different from the consent super-hero movies.

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Interview with Sinopia Comics

At this year’s Calgary Expo 2018 we got a chance to meet up with Giovanni Smith and Mike Gaughran of Sinopia Comics. Sinopia Comics is an donation-based publishing company that fans can read the books for free and then if you enjoy the books you can make a donation. The books available now are Days of Dark Fire Issues 1,2 and 3. I hope you enjoy the interview and click on the link at the side of the home page to check out their books.

The guy with the microphone needs to work on his interviewing skills.

Comic Review: Saga Volume 1

Saga Volume 1

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Artist Fiona Staples

Lettering & Design Fonografiks

 

 

 

If you have a social media account then you have probably seen a post or two about Brian K. Vaughan’s book Saga. Over the past few years, I’ve seen the hype but never took the time to read it. Recently, I picked up volume 1 in trade paperback. This book consists of the first six issues. Let me tell you I’m so glad I started reading this book.

Saga is a space version of Romeo and Juliet with many twists. Two soldiers from opposite sides of an interstellar war (Alana and Marko) fall in love, they risk everything after the birth of their daughter, Hazel. Throughout the story they are continually being hunted. The world Brain K. Vaughan has created is simultaneously laughable, wild and emotionally grounded.

One of the main elements I enjoy in this book are the characters. There is a Royal family constructed of humanistic robots with TVs for heads, babysitting ghost, and a lying cat ( a giant cat that serves as a lie detector) and so many more.
The art in this book by Fiona Staples is brilliantly breathtaking. The panels flow so smoothly complementing Vaughan’s writing. Brilliant colors are found throughout this book, as well.
One thing I should mention is this book is not for children. It’s an adult graphic novel. If you can handle a lot of adult topics ( explicit sexual scenes, violence, and language) then I say, pick up this book you will not be disappointed!

By  Fred Etten

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 2 Official Trailer

“Can one man save a community? And in his struggle to do so, will he find himself consumed by the very darkness he is fighting against? As a new VILLAIN rises, and a QUEEN takes the throne in HARLEM, cracks begin to form in the once unbreakable HERO…”

Marvel’s Luke Cage

The bullet proof man, Luke Cage(Mike Colter)is back and protecting Harlem. Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), also returns and appears to be acting as an conscience for Luke in this season. Misty Knight (Simone Missick) is back also with prosthetic arm that she has  in the comics. I wonder if any mention that she gets her new arm from Tony Stark????  Mariah (Alfre Woodard) is clearly up to no good once again and tiring to gain more control of Harlem. The premiere episode of the second season is directed by Lucy Liu.

Season 2 of Netflix’s Luke Cage will be hitting your TV screen June 22.

Source: Netflix, Marvel

Movie Monday: Blackstar Warrior

Mixing blaxploitation and really back 70’s sci-fi  Matt Haley brings you a bad but entertaining short film. The bad is that this is so dam close to it brings you back those days when if your may age TV series could be this bad. So sit back and travel back to a time when this was TV sci-fi.

In a 1970s version of the future, an egotistical space detective struggles to solve his biggest missing-persons case: finding his birth mother. After his parents’ deaths, space detective Tyson Roderick discovers their secret genetics lab and partners with his trusty funbot Alphie in a desperate quest to rid the galaxy of evil while searching for the secret of his origins – and his long-lost mother.

Source: YouTube, Dust

 

Coming to Netflix Canada in March

 

Coming to Netflix Canada

Avail 3/1

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Adel Karam: Live From Beriut
  • Casino
  • Fast & Furious
  • Love Beats Rhymes
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Sisters
  • Sleeping With Other People
  • Steve Jobs
  • Stomp the Yard
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious:  Tokyo Dritf
  • The Forest
  • The Rundown
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • True to the Game

Avail 3/2

  • Girls Incarcerated – Season 1
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 5

Aval 3/3

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment

Avail 3/4

  • Expedition China
  • The Joel McHale show with Joel McHale

Avail 3/5

  • Broadchurch – Season 3
  • The Brothers Grimm

Avail 3/6

  • Borderliner: Season 1
  • The Brothers Grimsby
  • Benji
  • Benji: Off the Leash
  • Black Lighting – Season 1, Weekly Episodes from March 6
  • For the Love of Benji
  • Gad Elmaleh: American Dream

Avail 3/8

  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season 2
  • Ladies First
  • Riverdale

Avail 3/9

  • Collateral: Limited Series
  • Nailed it – Season 1
  • Love: Season 3
  • My Nest Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Malala Yousafzai
  • The Outsiders
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On – Season 2
  • Wind River

Avail 3/12

  • Kygo: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Troy: The Odyssey
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Avail 3/13

  • Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout
  • St. Vincent
  • Ricky Gervais: Humanity
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 1

Avail 3/15

  • Before the Flood
  • Tabula Rasa – Season 1
  • The Hollywood Masters – Season 2

Avail 3/16

  • Benji
  • Edha – Season 1
  • Hitman’s Bodyguard
  • On My Block – Season 1
  • Spirit Riding Free – Season 4
  • Take Your Pills
  • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
  • Wild Wild Country – Season 1

Avil 3/20

  • The Standups – Season 2

Avail 3/21

  • Bob the Builder: Mega Machines
  • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 3

Avail 3/23

  • Alexa & Katie – Season 1
  • Race
  • Dinotrux Supercharged – Season 2
  • Game Over, Man
  • Layla M.
  • Roxanne Roxanne
  • Requiem – Season 1
  • Santa Clarita Diet – Season 2
  • The Mechanism – Season 1
  • SWORDGAI The Animation: Part 1

Avail 3/29

  • Alias Grace: Limited Series
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Avail 3/30

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 2
  • Eye in the Sky
  • First Match
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Trailer Parks Boys – Season 12
  • The Titan
  • Trump: An American Dream – Season 1
  • Rapture – Season 1

Avail 3/31

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • Bewitched
  • Catfish
  • Clerks 2
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hairspray
  • RV
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • The Fifth Element
  • Underworld
  • Underworld: Awakening
  • Underworld: Evolution
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  • Hanna
  • Let Me In
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Pandorum
  • Spy Kids
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Back-Up Plan
  • The Crazies
  • The Man
  • Winter’s Bone
  • You Me Her – Season 1-3

Last Call- Titles that will be rotating off the service in March 2018

3/1
12 Years a Slave
Heartland – Season 1-8

3/4
Prison Break – Season 1-4
Angel – Season 1-5
Roswell – Season 1-3

3/6
The Finest Hours

3/9
Daddy’s Home

3/16
The Godfather – Part 1-3

3/20
Zootopia

3/21
Zoolander 2