Rows is an independent thriller by David W. Warfield that stars Hannah Bernal, Lauren Lakis, Kenneth Hughes, and Joe Basile. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article: The 5Ws and How: Rows.
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Cast: Titus Welliver, Lance Reddick, Amy Aquino, Jamie Hector, Madison Lintz, Gregory Scott Cummins, Troy Evans
Bosch is one of those rare series based of a book series that stays entirely faithful to the source material. I had loved every book in Michael Connelly’s long running crime series. Not just the Harry Bosch books but the Jack McEvoy, Terry McCaleb, Cassie Black, The Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller, and most recently Renee Ballard. Connelly built up a massive connected universe before Marvel made it a popular concept.
Onto the series, it’s a great mix of the crime and noir genres and throws in little doses of action too. Bosch was one of the first shows Prime Video ordered to series and for good reasons too. Titus Welliver embodies the character down to the smallest of details. Bosch is slightly younger than he is in the books given that the first Bosch book was published back in 1992, but apart from the age there is nothing that the series and Welliver gets wrong about the character. Same goes for the rest of the cast too. The series has probably the best casting of any show I’ve seen in a long while. The supporting characters of Lance Reddick, Amy Aquino, and Madison Lintz all bring their own strengths to the roles. Reddick’s Chief Irvin Irving, who was long a thorn in the side of Bosch in the books, still brings some of that into his character but also brings an air of likability. He knows Bosch is a hell of Detective and is willing to take the negatives his work brings because he know Bosch’s end results are worth the trouble.
One thing that is most impressive about the show is how they make Los Angeles feel like a central character in every shot of LA you see, whether it be at night, day, in the sun, or in the rain. It is superbly shot by a very talented crew. That’s one of the advantages to filming in the actual city that your show is based on. Something which other shows do not take advantage of enough.
All in all, I cannot recommend Bosch highly enough- I also encourage you to read the books. You can catch seasons 1 to 4 on Amazon Prime Video with Season 5 due next year. You can also check out my twitter account @Ukbosch
COMET TV just got a little more far out with the addition of Space: 1999 to their Saturday and Sunday night blocks of free programming!
I have not had the pleasure of watching the classic British sci-fi TV series from the 70s, but it has all of the hallmarks that I look for in my b-movie/TV viewings. And I can’t help but love that it is set in 1999, as that is almost right in the middle of when the show aired and present day (and boy was their future wrong!).
In the series, the 311 people that live on Moonbase Alpha’s lives are forever changed when nuclear waste stored on the Moon’s far side exploded and sends them hurtling uncontrollably into space and through black holes and space warps. Over the course of their journey they encounter alien civilizations, dystopian societies, and “mind-bending phenomena previously unseen by humanity.”
Space: 1999 co-starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, with notable guest appearances including Christopher Lee, Ian McShane, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins, and Dave Prowse. The series will air back to back episodes Saturday and Sunday nights at 10/9c on COMET TV starting in September.
We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.
In 2013 we entered a filmmaking competition in Canada called CineCoup (basically American Idol for filmmakers) we didn’t make it far, but decided to make the movie anyway. We are located in Winnipeg Canada, so we used local talent some who been active in the community for years. The story revolves around four girls going on a camping trip getting away form the group’s psychotic boyfriend.
It is about a group of friends that go on a camping trip and are terrorized/stalked by one of the group’s jealous and psychotic boyfriend.
We never really specify where it takes place, but we filmed in Winnipeg and outside of the city as well. We were very fortunate to have a friend that let us use their property that has a forest directly behind it.
We made it over the summers of 2013 and 2014. It is not set at any specific time, but it has an atmosphere of feeling like it was made in the eighties. We did a theatrical release ourselves across Western/Central Canada which we are extremely proud of. It outgrossed some high profile government funded films and at the local theatre it played at it was held over for three weeks while outgrossing some of the high profile Hollywood films it was playing alongside. It hit the streaming services in 2016 and was finally released on Blu-Ray/DVD on February 13th.
Good question. In Canada, the system is very much government funded which although seems and can sometimes be a good idea, it unfortunately causes more problems then it solves. So we wanted to make a feature on our own terms and this is the end result.
It is available on a number of streaming services (links below). For horror fans that prefer the physical medium, they can officially get a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD on Amazon.com and at independent retailers across Canada.
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Here are a few spotlight issues coming out next week just in time for the 2018 San Diego Comic Con!
Official Description: “PAST FEARS” PART 5: BACK TO CABLE’S CHILDHOOD WITH REDD AND SLYM! Young CABLE faces his biggest fear: his own Techno-Organic virus! Guest-starring CYCLOPS & PHOENIX! Cable’s dark secret is finally revealed!
Writers: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Ed Brisson | Artist: German Peralta
THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Official Description: THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL! Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she’s a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can’t outrun where you’re from — and sometimes, you HAVE to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel’s closet — and what she discovers will change her entire world.
Writer: Margaret Stohl | Artists: Marguerite Sauvage, Carlos Pacheco
Official Description: The honeymoon’s over for Bruce Wayne as Gotham City’s most prominent citizen gets selected for jury duty in a chilling court case involving Mr. Freeze! Freeze claims the charges should be dismissed because Batman used excessive force; cue the outrage and media circus. While doing his civic duty, Wayne’s forced to take a hard look at the Dark Knight’s methods. And hey…what is Dick Grayson doing running around the city dressed as Batman?
Writer: Tom King | Artist: Lee Weeks
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #12
Official Description: We saved the biggest for last: a long-abandoned gene-splicing project created by Dr. Zin has been reactivated, and even the F.E.A.R. agents who brought it back to life can no longer stop it! Who can? How about Buzz Conroy and Frankenstein Jr.!
Writer: Jeff Parker | Artist: Mauricet
APHRODITE V #1
Official Description: In the near future, Los Angeles is a city on the brink of evolution, struggling with a new wave of terror fueled by black-market technology. Enter Aphrodite V: a fugitive from her masters, seeking individuality and purpose. She is the bleeding edge of biomechanics, and L.A.’s best hope against a new enemy—one that seeks to become a god among machines. One machine wants to destroy the city. Another has come to save it. Only one will survive.
Writer: Bryan Hill | Artist: Jeff Spokes
Official Description: Satta Flynn is off the grid but not out of the game. As the forces that seek to end his life threaten to take all of humanity down with him, the ruined gladiator will have to reconcile with what in his life at war is still worth saving.
Writer: Ivan Brandon | Artist: Esad Ribic
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray we are giving away in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
I am so excited to be able to give one of our readers a copy of the new Scooby-Doo spinoff/prequel original movie, Daphne & Velma. I grew up watching and loving various animated incarnations of Scooby-Doo (a special shoutout to the short lived 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo), but I was never able to get into the live action attempts. I’m honestly hoping to change that with this modern twist on the characters and the focus on the title characters in high school.
Lets learn more about the movie, then checkout a special app and you can enter our giveaway for your chance to win the new flick on Blu-ray.
Official Description: Jinkies! The smart and resourceful women of the iconic Scooby-Doo franchise, come to life in an all-new mystery with the release of Daphne & Velma from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney’s “Descendants: Wicked World”) and Sarah Gilman (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), and follows the first mystery-solving adventures of Scooby-Doo’s leading ladies. Daphne & Velma will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray
And now you can use the Daphne & Velma Mystery Video Decryptor & Soundboard Blog App to “help Daphne & Velma solve their latest case by helping them decrypt the footage! Dial the knob and meters to just the right position to unlock the footage and move to the next challenge.”
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The trunks are back and The Man of Steel relaunches with a new number 1 and a creative team in writer Brian Michael Bendis with art by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis. This is Bendis’ first big project with DC since signing an exclusive deal with the publisher, and what a perfect series to pair with the writer. I’m excited to see where he will take my favorite superhero.
This issue continues from Action Comics #1000, and expands on the story of Superman’s newest villain, Rogol Zaar. Was he responsible for the destruction of Krypton? Is he more powerful than the Man of Steel?
The official description for the first few issues of the new series:
The Man of Steel #1
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis!
The Man of Steel #2
With an arsonist loose in Metropolis, Superman’s powers are almost useless in finding the culprit. And back at the Daily Planet, everyone wants to know what’s going on with Lois Lane. How can Clark hold on to the secret of what happened to Lois and Jon much longer?
The Man of Steel #3
The merciless killer and zealot calling himself Rogol Zaar has searched the cosmos for Superman—and when he reaches the Fortress of Solitude, his actions will cut Superman to the core.