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Review: Life Itself – Thumbs up

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 am |

While sitting in that big cinema in the sky, I’m sure Roger Ebert is enjoying the twist of having the film about his life critiqued by the fans he inspired.

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Interview: Writer Brian Christgau talks Six-Gun Gorilla and other wild west monkey business

July 9, 2014 – 7:45 am |

Six-Gun Gorilla: Long Days of VengeanceI’ve said it before, there’s nothing cooler than apes in comics. Comic book publishers know it, readers know it, and even Hollywood has jumped on the ape bandwagon again (see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.) Since Edgar Rice Burroughs first planted poor baby Greystoke in the middle of the Mangani (great apes) tribe off the coast of Africa, spectacular simians have been a huge part of our pop culture heritage; and at the recent Phoenix Comicon I happened to come across one of the most awesome ape adventures of all.

Illustrator Wes Huffor was set up in a corner of Artist Alley at the 2014 Comicon, and upon seeing his booth I was waylaid by a wave of incredibly cool artwork depicting a humongous gorilla amidst classic western action backdrops. (To be fair, Mr. Huffor also does some fantastic horror themed art as well, but as you might guess, his ape-centric work was my focus.)

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Review: Life Itself – Thumbs up

July 8, 2014 – 10:00 am |
Life Itself

While sitting in that big cinema in the sky, I’m sure Roger Ebert is enjoying the twist of having the film about his life critiqued by the fans he inspired.

GameStop-ocalypse, and Q visits Star Trek 90210 comics

July 8, 2014 – 1:01 am |

Embed Together is a new approach to curating and sharing interesting news and recommended reads with Nerdvana readers.

Smash it up this weekend at Endgame

July 7, 2014 – 8:32 pm |

No plans for the weekend? The barcade Endgame, will be hosting two Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments this Saturday in Tempe that might just keep you busy.

Power armor for LEGO minifigs, Ghostbusters screening, Robotech Kickstarter

July 7, 2014 – 1:01 am |

Today, “Get away from her you BRICKS!” Plus, Ghostbusters back on the big screen, and a Kickstarter for a Robotech return. It’s Embed Together!

Confirmed: 2-week Star Wars break for Ford’s recovery; 2 named from casting call

July 6, 2014 – 5:26 pm |

Filming of Star Wars: Episode VII will stop for two weeks in August to allow Harrison Ford to recover from a recent injury on the set. Meanwhile, two new young actors have joined the cast.

Classic Comic Cover Corner (Independence Day Edition) – Adventure Comics #296

July 6, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Adventure Comics #296 – May, 1962

In Adventure Comics #296, Superboy travels through space and time to a parallel universe where the history of America’s Revolution has gone awry.

New trailer teases what’s inside Doctor Who’s newest Time Lord

July 4, 2014 – 8:36 pm |

Someone can see inside the new Doctor’s soul — and it’s not all fish fingers and custard.

Review: Snowpiercer – The polar oppressed

July 2, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Snowpiercer

The premise of Snowpiercer is absurd, but the unlikely apocalyptic setting for this story does make for an entertaining and allegoric look at class conflict.

Review: Tammy – A boisterous no-brainer

July 2, 2014 – 7:40 am |
Tammy

If you ever wondered what the road-trip movie, “Thelma & Louise,” might have been like if it had been crossed with “Dumb & Dumber,” the answer might be “Tammy.”

Iron Man 3 takes Saturn Awards’ first comic-to-film prize

July 1, 2014 – 7:42 pm |

Gravity was named best science fiction film in the 40th annual Saturn Awards, and Iron Man 3 snagged the top prize in the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’ newly created category of comic book film adaptation.