High Maintenance - Web Series

Sure, High Maintenance is not a big budget series, like House of Cards, or a revival of an awesome show that was canceled too soon, like Arrested Development, but I give Vimeo big props for jumping into the original content fray.  For those of you unfamiliar with Vimeo, it is a site just like YouTube where users can upload videos and make them available to the world (or keep them private). It is widely used by media professionals and filmmakers, who want to be able to showcase their work and reels, without the baggage that YouTube comes with.

High Maintenance was created in 2013 the husband and wife team of Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, and produced by Janky Clown Productions. The series has aired 13 episodes (which are still available to watch for free on Vimeo). The series focuses on a “nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers.” Vimeo has given the greenlight to 6 new episodes that will be available exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. Unlike Netflix and Amazon, which offer a single price for all of their content, Vimeo On Demand will allow viewers to just pay for the particular episodes that they want to watch. Actual pricing has not been revealed yet, but it will be tricky to compete with the Netflix and Amazon models.

Have you watched High Maintenance? Excited to get a new season? Are you willing to pay to watch a web series?

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Buffy Season 10, Issue 4

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #4
Official Description: Getting help from Dracula seemed like a good idea, until he stole the Vampyr book—and Xander! Now Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow, and Giles must save Xander and retrieve the book before it’s too late. Dracula has already begun to study how the lack of magical rules can work in his favor… The team from Angel & Faith takes over Buffy! Executive produced by Joss Whedon! Nicholas Brendon (Xander) joins Season 10!

I love it when Buffy-verse cast members join the writing team for issues. Who better to get into Xander’s head then the actor that brought him to life for so many years. The team of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continue to impress. After a stellar “season” of Angel & Faith, it is great to see them steering the main ship. Was surprised to see the team reintroduce Dracula, but I’m intrigued by the direction they are taking with the “big bad” caliber villain who has never reached that status in either the Buffy TV series or comics. It would be great to see him as a real threat.

The issue will be published by Dark Horse Comics on June 18th, 2014 from writers Christos Gage & Nicholas Brendon, along with artist Rebekah Isaacs, and of course executive producer Joss Whedon.

Following Buffy the Vampire Season 10? Enjoying the reintroduction of the classic vampire?

 

Check out these Buffy the Vampire Slayer related trade paperbacks for sale…

 

Sharknado was amazing. Truly amazing. It was “lightening in a bottle” for the SyFy channel, so there was never a doubt if their would be a sequel. Will it live up to the original?

“It’s happening again.”

With that one line of dialogue, SyFy has hooked me. The over the top dramatic trailer with an iconic shot of Ian Ziering holding his signature chainsaw also helps. The TV movie will be unleased on Wednesday, July 30th, and joining Ziering from the original will be Tara Reid along with a new crop of characters played by Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Courtney Baxter, Dante Palminteri, and other shark bait.

Excited for the idea of a “sharknado” in New York City? Feel like there is no way they can top the first movie?

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Angel & Faith #3
Official Description: Angel has found everyone is going to the same person in London’s Magic Town for advice-and it’s decidedly not him. But she is someone Angel can take partial credit for . . . And the pixie menaces have stepped up their muscle with another lady from Angel’s past. Meanwhile, Faith is screwing up. Again. Season 10 has just begun-don’t miss a second! Will Conrad (Serenity) returns to the Whedonverse! Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

Wednesday saw the release of Angel & Faith #3 in the Buffy-verse Season 10 from Dark Horse Comics, writer Victor Gischler, and artist Will Conrad. I really can’t believe how fast it feels like this season is going I’m two issues back on both Buffy and Angel and we’re only 3 issues in apiece. I should stop writing right now and get to the store (my box is likely overflowing).

Are you caught up on the new “seasons” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith? How do they compare to seasons 8 & 9?

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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WWE Payback 2014 - Winners

Earlier today was WWE Payback 2014. The event appears to have been given the thumbs up from fans and wrestling websites. Here are the results of the show:

El Torito vs Hornswoggle
Winner: El Torito

Sheamus vs Cesaro (US Championship)
Winner: Sheamus

Ryback & Curtis Axel vs Cody Rhodes & Goldust
Winners: Ryback and Curtis Axel

Rusev vs Big E
Winner: Rusev

Bo Dallas vs Kofi Kingston
Winner: No Contest

Bad News Barrett vs Rob Van Dam (Intercontinental Championship)
Winner: Bad News Barrett

John Cena vs Bray Wyatt
Winner: John Cena

Paige vs Alicia Fox (Divas Championship)
Winner: Paige

The Shield vs Evolution
Winners: The Shield

Did you watch WWE Payback? Were you pleased with the results? Are you a WWE Network user? How did the event hold up for that experience?

Secret Origins 2

Three years into the DC Comics reboot and “The New 52”, we are finally getting answers to some lingering questions via the rebooted Secret Origins ongoing. In issue 1 we were (re)shown the origins for Superman, Supergirl, and the first Robin, Dick Grayson. The new issue, which came out yesterday, gives us a deeper look at the genesis of the Dark Knight. What differs from what has been established in the past? How will it impact the future of Bruce Wayne and his violent alter ego?

Secret Origins #2
Official Description: Batman headlines the second big issue of SECRET ORIGINS, which also features The New 52 origins of Aquaman and Starfire!

The comic hit stands yesterday from DC Comics, writers  Scott Lobdell, Ray Fawkes, Jeff Parker, and artists Paulo Siqueira, Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier. Also out this week; Batman #31, Aquaman #31, and Batman Eternal #8.

What comics are in your pull box this week? Did you pick up the first issue of Secret Origins?

Check out these Batman related trades…


Posted on May 30th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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X-Men Cover

Just in time for X-Men: Days of Future Past to bring Sentinels to the movie audience, the Uncanny X-Men have recently been faced with them again with a mystery villain building them for SHIELD. Hopefully issue 21 sheds new light on the mutant hunting robots. It also looks like Cyclops and the gang will be paying a destructive visit to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Uncanny X-Men #21
Official Description: The Cyclops Revolution marches on! Who is the mysterious figure building Sentinels for SHIELD? Find out what happened to Dazzler since Mystique took her down back in UNCANNY X-MEN #9!

The Marvel Comic hit stands today, written by Brian Michael Benis with pencils by Chris Bachalo. This week is a very X-Filled week, also out today are Magneto #4, Wolverine and the X-Men #4, Amazing X-Men #7, X-Men #14, All-New X-Factor #8, and Savage Wolverine #19.

Have you been following the X-Universe? How many titles are you able to keep up with? Have you sided with Wolverine or Cyclops?

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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