Category: Culture

Fathom Events Presents “Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie”

This past weekend VIZ Media partnered with Fathom Events to present a limited screening of Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie at over 590 movie theaters across the United States. Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians unite on the big screen to continue the fight for Love and Justice. Anime screenings like these are absolutely great because most of us never had the opportunity to catch these films on the big screen. Others are being introduced...

Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road for over 300 days a year and I never did one drug.” Substance abuse is just one topic delved into...

Funko Feeds the Masses with Pop Culture Cereals

Franken Berry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula will always have a place in our sugar-induced, morning cereal hearts, but now Beetlejuice, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and other retro, horror and comic characters are joining the breakfast ranks. Creators of Funko Pop! vinyl figures, Funko is upping the cereal ante with a collection of 40 pop culture-themed cereals, FunkO’s, debuting this summer. In partnership Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC’s Super Heroes Batman and Batgirl, The Lord...

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a sheep. When he tried to move its face, the Muppet’s latex eyelid fell apart. “It was one of the most...

Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle with good-hearted Gary and bad boy Rick took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride all the way through to...

Downton Abbey Lives On!

March 6, 2016 is a date that no Downton Abbey fan in the United States will ever forget. It was on that date, just over two years ago, that PBS aired the final episode of the beloved British drama. And for the popular show’s millions of fans worldwide, the conclusion of the series resulted in an enormous void on Sunday nights, as withdrawal symptoms set in in the days, weeks, and months that followed. No...

Tomb Raider (2018) Movie Review

Who’s ready for a great video game movie featuring one of our favorite heroines–Lara Croft? Well, we are! Lara Croft returns to theaters in Tomb Raider (2018), the latest movie reboot of the highly popular franchise from Square Enix. Lara, played by Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”), is a fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer Lord Richard Croft, Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”). Upon coming to grips with the thought that her father might...

Suspiria and Inferno: Argento 101

Retro Picture Show hit it out of the park yet again on Friday, January 12 with its latest special event, a unique 35mm double feature screening of Suspiria and Inferno, two of legendary Italian horror master Dario Argento’s most notable works. The Long Island, NY-based movie revival company is coming off a string of successful functions, including a Silent Night Deadly Night/Terror Train holiday combo in December, a pairing of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and...

Anime NYC 2017

Anime NYC 2017, Powered By Crunchyroll, Event Schedule Now Live

Anime NYC invades the Javits Center this weekend, November 17 through November 19th, 2017, providing otakus which a plethora of panels, screenings and exhibits to check out throughout the weekend. Anime NYC, which is powered by Crunchyroll, is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching in New York City that promises to bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. Some events that stand out to me include†: Fullmetal Alchemist Premiere...

New Kidrobot Wonder Woman Art Figure by Tara McPherson

Available now from KidRobot is the Wonder Woman Art Figure by NYC based artist, Tara McPherson. Just in time for the Justice League movie, Kidrobot has released an 11 inch tall figure of Wonder Woman in 2 different styles. The traditional color style and the Kidrobot.com exclusive style is in greyscale (and limited to 300 pieces worldwide). See below:     Packaged in a beautifully designed box with her signature lasso of truth and balanced on a...

‘Fame’ Comes At A High ‘Price’ For The Million Dollar Man

If you were a fan of professional wrestling during its ‘glory years’ in the late 1980s, one name that would be instantly recognizable is ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. Along with his loyal, mostly silent, bodyguard Virgil, DiBiase played the role of the heel, or the ‘bad guy,’ to perfection. He was the man that fans loved to hate. And that was a good thing; it meant he was doing his job properly, since...

NYCC 2017: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Ghostbusters 2018 PLAYMOBIL Playsets

NYCC 2017: PLAYMOBIL ‘Ghostbusters’ 2018 Exclusive Sneak Peek

During NYCC 2017, fans were treated to a rare sneak peek at prototypes for the next wave of PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters™ playsets slated for 2018. The next wave of playsets will feature figures from Ghostbusters II and will include upgraded traps that will display a holographic ghost when used with special mobile app. This was the first time that PLAYMOBIL has ever shown prototypes months ahead of Toy Fair. They felt that the timing was just perfect...