FanX 2018 – T-minus 5 days

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Well, it's crunch time for Salt Lake City's premiere pop-culture event, FanX 2018 (obligatory "screw you, San Diego"). Cosplayers are desperately rushing to finish their outfits, props, and perfect their make-up. Fans are frantically combing through the early version of the schedule and crying over which panels they will have to miss in order to … Continue reading FanX 2018 – T-minus 5 days

DC Cinema, The Future, and The Batfleck

Well, I haven't read any of the reports coming out of SDCC, but boy, howdy, who needs to? There's enough headlines and exposition from media to get down to brass tacks. So here's my 2 cents. DC, on the heels of it undeniably most successful entry, Wonder Woman, in it nascent interconnected cinematic universe, is … Continue reading DC Cinema, The Future, and The Batfleck

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 First Guest Announcements

Well, this is going to be fairly short, since I'm getting ready to hit the hay before getting up and starting a fun-filled 4-day road trip with the missus across Nevada. This morning, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg held a press conference at the Utah State Capital Rotunda to announce the first round of guests … Continue reading Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 First Guest Announcements

Vindicated (With a Caveat)

In one (very early, very rough) episode of the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast, we lamented that DC and Warner Brothers hadn’t had enough faith in its already well-established and well-loved television universe when it trying to kick-start its cinematic Extended Universe. Having already established Green Arrow (Arrow), the Flash (The Flash), and countless other heroes … Continue reading Vindicated (With a Caveat)

It may be time to try something…

Like a giveaway. Well: give-aways if I want to be really accurate. What? Yes. It's amazing how much, uh... stuff... you can collect without even realizing it. Here's a taste. From pins to keychains, to, well, other various bits and bobs, it all just kind of finds its way into my office, cluttering shelves or my … Continue reading It may be time to try something…

Rated R or Rated PG-13, Part II: a Quick Recap

A few months ago, I chronicled my thoughts as to why movies wind up being rated R vs being rated PG-13. I did so in the context of learning that Batman vs Superman was going to be released theatrically as PG-13, but the home release would include the so-called "Ultimate  Edition," which would be rated … Continue reading Rated R or Rated PG-13, Part II: a Quick Recap

Another Day, Another Salt Lake Comic Con Guest Announcement. 9 Aug 2016

Well, it looks like my prediction of Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg announcing Benedict Cumberbatch as a guest this week is a bust. The offer is still out there, so he may still come, but not that we’ll know this week. Instead, we get some dude who did some sci-fi movies a long time ago, … Continue reading Another Day, Another Salt Lake Comic Con Guest Announcement. 9 Aug 2016

“Batman: The Killing Joke”

So, I had been led to believe, from all of the excitement on social media and in the press, that Batman: The Killing Joke was going to be the greatest Batman animated movie ever. Rated R (scandalous), and a serious interpretation of the classic Dark Knight comic. Well, I’ll admit, it was good. Not really … Continue reading “Batman: The Killing Joke”

“Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition”

I sat down and watched the "Ultimate Edition" of Batman V Superman yesterday... [Do I need to say that there may be spoilers for the three people that haven’t seen the movie, yet?] First, let me say that I didn’t hate the movie as much this time as I did the first time. Please note … Continue reading “Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition”

“Justice League” – San Diego Comic Con Footage

Okay, for those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is the link to the San Diego Comic Con footage for DC's Justice League movie. I just got around to watching it myself yesterday, so I feel compelled to report on it, but I'll try to keep my comments brief (yeah, right: Snyder's directing … Continue reading “Justice League” – San Diego Comic Con Footage