Archive for April, 2012

04.27-29.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Posted in Box Office, Film on 04/30/2012 by sharonwong

 

Audiences are thinking…thinking like a man.  Think Like a Man braved men, women and four new but very different films, including Safe, to be #1 again at the weekend box office.  The Tim Story-directed movie grossed $17.604 million, adding to the comedy’s total domestic gross of $60.472 million (it will be released overseas throughout the summer, starting in June).  Think Like a Man‘s current domestic total is five times the movie’s production budget of $12 million. Continue reading

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Thou Shall Count to 3…1, 2, Sci-Fi Double Feature 3

Posted in Comic on 04/30/2012 by shaundaniels78

Review by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Sci-Fi Double Feature 3  Published by Double Feature. Digital Retail Price $.99

A. Einstein: Time Mason

Story & Art by Tony Donley and Colors by Jeff Zornow

The Omega Family

Written by Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley and Art by Tom Scioli

Rolled out over the 2012 Boston Comic Con weekend, Sci-Fi Double Feature 3 serves up a double scoop of sci-fi sweetness with two stories; one is by The Fright Channel/Horror Haven friend Michael Moreci, who is joined by his Hoax Hunters cohort Steve Seeley.  The Moreci and Seeley-penned nostalgic story, The Omega Family, harkens back to Saturday morning cartoons like Herculoids and Space Ghost.  Although it’s a lot of fun, our favorite story of this Sci-Fi Double Feature header was A. (as in Albert) Einstein: Time Mason.  Whichever of the two is your number one, $.99 is a bargain for uninhibited storytelling and topnotch art.  Hopefully, we will be seeing more of these stories and others to come under the Double Feature banner. Continue reading

Riven Sends A Shiver Through Dark Horse Presents!

Posted in Comic News on 04/26/2012 by sharonwong

APRIL 25, MILWAUKIE, OR—Riven, the latest tale set to debut in Dark Horse Comics’ legendary anthology Dark Horse Presents, marks a new beginning for horror fans!

Dark Horse Comics recently announced the Riven graphic novel, the third collaboration between cowriters Bo Hampton (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West), which is slated to hit stores August 22.  Riven’s three-part story beginning in Dark Horse Presents #14 will serve as a chilling introduction to their world of terror. Continue reading

Apes & Vamps…It Must Be Comic Book Quickies!

Posted in Comic on 04/25/2012 by shaundaniels78

Quickies by Shaun Daniels and Edited by Sharon Wong

Exile on the Planet of the Apes Issue 2 of 4
Written by Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman, Art & Covers by Damian CouceiroMarc Laming and Published by Boom! Studios. Retail Price $3.99

Timon is at the mercy of the humans and his only hope lies in surviving the rugged land known as the Forbidden Zone.  Meanwhile, Prisca hunts down an Ape that may shed some light on those damn dirty humans and their recent string of attacks on Apekind.  There is absolutely no one else out there that knows Apes better than the creative team of Bechko, Hardman, Couceiro and Laming.  Therefore, if you are a fan of The Planet of the Apes or of the previous miniseries, you need to do yourself a favor by picking up this book. Continue reading

04.20-22.2012: Weekend Box Office – The $

Posted in Box Office, Film on 04/23/2012 by sharonwong

The battle of the sexes ended with man.  Steve Harvey’s The New York Times best-selling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, turned movie, #1 Think Like a Man, played women vs. men and then men vs women to #1.  Attracting audiences, female (63%) and over 30 years of age (62%), the ensemble comedy earned $33.636 million at 2,015 theaters.  Tim Story’s $12 million movie also broke the four-week #1 reign of The Hunger Games and prevented #2 The Lucky One from getting too lucky.  The Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling-starring romantic drama, like Man, charmed females (76%) but unlike Man, swept those under the age of 25 (52%) off their feet.  Nicholas Sparks’ seventh novel to screen grossed $22.518 million at 3,155 theaters. Continue reading

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