Archive for June, 2011

Monsters & Memories 12: The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) By Ed Davis

Posted in Monsters & Memories on 06/30/2011 by rogerfroilan

Greetings Groovy Ghoulies! Nothing like a nice, long stretch on the torture racks to recharge the batteries! This time around I’d like to ask, “What happens when Fu Manchu gets his hands of the mask and sword of Genghis Khan”? “Does Indiana Jones swing in to save the day”? and “Hey, can Boris Karloff really talk”? Let’s see if we can answer these questions from the 1932 MGM horror classic, “The Mask of Fu Manchu”.

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What to Watch TV Edition 7/1-7/3

Posted in TV on 06/30/2011 by rogerfroilan


Outcast – Episode 3

The saga of the refugees of the nuclear ravenged Earth continues with Episode 3 on BBC America. Stella has Tipper Malone decipher the notes of the late Professor Rosen,given to her by Berger, that may shed some light on the whiteouts (sand storms) and allow the settlers to predict them and protect them. From this info, Tipper is able to predict the next whiteout, which is a massive storm causing everyone to rush into Fort Haven. Fleur returns after handing Rudi the baby. Two refugees are stuck in the whiteout which forces Cass to brave the elements and try to rescue them. But can he save them both?


Falling Skies – Episode 4

Tom and his team gear up for their next mission in the war for Earth. With last week’s news of other resistance units spread out across the country, a new sense of hope has sprung up amongst the 3rd Massachusetts. The big news in this episode is that someone is joining Tom and his crew and it could prove to be a volatile situation. Finally, a big discovery is made by Harris and Anne that could prove to be huge…

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Will Green Lantern Fly Again?

Posted in Box Office on 06/30/2011 by rogerfroilan


Despite rumors of a Green Lantern sequel put forth by the Hollywood Reporter, it is considered “a bit premature” and nothing short of rumors, by a spokesman of Warner Brothers. There are no plans to make a sequel as of now, since the $400 million dollar movie has only grossed $91 million to date. The disappointment in box office gross has not totally shelved the sequel, but it is looking less and less likely that we’ll see a sequel anytime soon. The one golden ray of hope is the toy line and heavy advertising that could offset some of the cost of making the film. At this point Warner Bros. has invested a lot of time and money into this franchise, which could help the sequel due to brand recognition. Hopefully this won’t be the Green Lantern’s last flight, and maybe Warner Brothers will learn from the initial failure of the film and use what worked in the future.

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Skull Keeps on Kicking issue 8 of SkullKickers

Posted in Comic, Review on 06/30/2011 by shaundaniels78

SkullKickers issue #8  Written by Jim Zub, Line Art by Edwin Huang, Colors by Misty Coats & Mike Luckas, Letters by Marshall Dillon and Published by Image Comics.  Retail price $2.99.

Review by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Skull Kickers is a book you should be reading.  Why you might ask?  Very simple…it has asskickery, laughs and, dammit, good old-fashioned comic fun.  Issue #7 was a great jumping on point and the whole Horror Haven staff took the leap, so if you haven’t, here is your chance with issue #8.  Don’t worry about being lost because you’ll be up to speed in no time and any overarching plots will be clear enough to follow along.  Now go to your local comic shop or wherever you can buy comics, and pick up Skull Kickers issue #8 and let the skull kicking commence. Continue reading

6.28-7.4.2011: What To Watch – ‘Transforming’ The Theater Edition for July 4th

Posted in Box Office, Film on 06/29/2011 by sharonwong

Michael Bay and company, though a bit different than what we’re used to, is at it again with Optimus Primer’s Autobots and Megatron’s Decepticons.  The fate of the planet lies in the hands of alien robots, much like in Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but on a much larger scale.  Will Bay’s third half human, half robot movie blow us away or will it be a dark ending for the trilogy?

Transformers: Dark of the Moon  Starring Shia LeBeouf (Disturbia), Josh Duhamel (Turistas), Tyrese Gibson (Legion), John Turturro (Cars 2), Patrick Dempsey (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) and Rosie Huntington-Whitely.  Written by Ehren Kruger (The Ring, The Skeleton Key).  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine, Salt) and Steven Spielberg (Super 8, TV’s Falling Skies).  Directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor).

Known as Transformers 3, the third (and possibly last) installment in the Michael Bay series transformed key elements of the first two films, specifically in the acting and writing departments. Continue reading

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