Category: Culture

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...

NYCC 2017: Bob's Burgers Pop Up Shop

NYCC 2017: Highlights from the “Bob’s Burgers” Pop Up Shop

Fans of the Emmy award-winning Bob’s Burgers lined up on Saturday to check out the exclusive pop-up shop only a few blocks away from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center ,where NYCC is currently taking place. The pop-up shop was set up to celebrate the show’s eighth season and featured a bunch of Bob’s Burgers themed merchandise including Funko POP!s, apparel, giftware, games and more. The first 100 attendees to the pop-up shop received a free “talking...

‘Halloween’ Arrives Early in New York

While there’s been an abundance of buzz on the Halloween film series of late, the majority of it has been focused on the forthcoming David Gordon Green-helmed sequel hitting theaters October 2018. The attention isn’t surprising, with Jamie Lee Curtis set to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode, sister of the original boogeyman himself, Michael Myers, and the involvement, as ambiguous as it may currently be, of the man that started it all, John Carpenter....

NYCC 2017: E Corp’s Ecoin Launch Party Highlights

Last night, E Corp celebrated the launch of their cryptocurrency, Ecoin. E Corp CEO Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer) addressed the crowd in New York’s Terminal 5 to unveil the national launch of Ecoin: A new currency for a new era. E Corp is trying to place the events of 5/9 behind them and introduce Americans to the newest form of currency. However, midway through Price’s speech, fsociety hijacked the stage and reiterated their discontent over E Corp’s...

Now Hear This, Comedy Unfolds in New York

Drag queens in cotton candy wigs and aerodynamic heels strutted in to its massive atrium for the third annual RuPaul’s Drag Con at the Javits Center in New York. Just two flights down, quite a different scene was unfolding. Lined up patiently on the cavernous subterranean level, men with glasses and bookish women carrying tote bags stood quietly, starring at their phones, waiting to listen to podcasts. The second annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival,...

Jose Cuervo Solar Eclipse Themed Cocktails

Solar Eclipse Themed Cocktails from Jose Cuervo

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the Solar Eclipse today? Why not try one of these cocktail recipes featuring Jose Cuervo Tequila? Since this is the first time select locations across the country will experience a total blackout, it’s a great excuse to raise a glass on Monday! And in the spirit of Jose Cuervo,  we hope you’ll join us in celebrating today, because tomorrow’s overrated! Total Especial Eclipse 2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial 2 oz Orange Juice...