We all know, of course, what happened on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts; as thousands of people ran a famous marathon through one of America's oldest and most historic cities, multiple explosions went off near the finish line. Many were killed or injured, and fundraisers have sprung up across the globe to help the community and the victims and their families. And one of the philanthropists lending a hand is one of horror's most beloved figures.
It's going to be hotter than usual in Houston, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend. Comicpalooza is back, and thanks to a new partnership with Battlestar Galactica fest GalactiCon, it's bigger and better than ever.
Steven Kostanski is part of the brilliant collective that makes up the Canadian production company Astron-6. Their warped indie feature, Father’s Day, was released last year to great fanfare and quickly garnered a devoted fan base for the company. Their newest subversive release, Manborg, a celebration of '80s sci-fi exploitation, was released this week on DVD. Recently, writer/director Kostanski spoke with Planet Fury about his first solo foray into feature film directing.
This is my second year in a row reviewing The TCM Classic Film Festival, which is quickly becoming one of the largest, most important, and most fun fests in Los Angeles. Like last year, I ran from screening to screening, giddy with excitement and wired from the constant stream of images.
It's official: Captain America has returned to duty!
Production began yesterday on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans as everyone's favorite star-spangled superhero. And to prove it, Marvel Studios has released the first production still!
This year's South by Southwest (SXSW or, if you're really cool, "South by") has been over for a couple of weeks now, and I'm finally sort of catching my breath, which is kind of incredible considering I participated in only the film fest section of Austin's renowned media festival.