Movie Review: ‘Lights Out’

July 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lights_Out_2016_posterKeep the lights OUT!

The story behind Lights Out’s production and release is one of excitement and wonder. The concept was created by the movie’s first time director, David Sandberg, as an entry into a short horror film competition. The short film won the competition, and it was eventually recognized by a modern horror guru, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) and the rest of Hollywood. A movie deal was made, and now here we are. As an aspiring film student, Sandberg being recognized and plucked from obscurity to direct this feature based on his own story is definitely heartwarming. And not only does Sandberg prove to be a master of horror is in his right with Lights Out, but he proves to be a very skilled and nuanced story teller.

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Podcasts in Review

July 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with lots of Star Wars Celebration Europe episodes.

Assembly of Geeks: Getting Ready for Ghostbusters & Comic-Con starts with a Ghostbusters discussion, then they talk about the He-Man cross-over comic with Thundercats, the black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road, and then they head into the panels of San Diego Comic Con. Fun episode.

Blast Points: Episode 29 starts with a little pre-Celebration discussion of the panels, the livestream, and K2-SO. Then they get into their main topic – vintage Star Wars toy commercials. Now this is a thing I haven’t heard very many podcasts tackle, and I’ve certainly never heard anyone cover it in depth. They dive in, play the audio from the old commercials, and provide some fun feedback on these little gems.

Blast Points: Episode 30 covers SWCE as they highlight the panels. They talk about Mark Hamill, John Knoll, Rogue One, Jiang’s spoiler, stripper Krennic, Lucas’ set visit, the sizzle reel, space monkey, Star Wars Rebels and more. Great episode as always. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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