The works of Stephen King have thrilled and scared for decades as well as being adapted into numerous successful (and not so successful) television and film adaptations. But non-King fans may not be aware that author is known to drop multiple Easter eggs and references to his other works in each novel – essentially creating a literary shared universe, which brings us to the genesis of J.J. Abrams’ new mystery-horror series Castle Rock premiering July 25 on Hulu.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the Blu-ray™ I am giving away in this giveaway post. The beloved novel Ready Player One has been brought to life by the legend Steven Spielberg and is ready to blow your mind with its insane pop-culture laced visuals in the comforts of your home theater! Your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving away TWO copies of the Ready Player One on Blu-Ray so so you can freeze frame every scene to find all of those character cameos you missed on-screen in the theater!
2015’s nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller Sicario didn’t need a sequel. The story of a young FBI agent getting a firsthand look at the conflict between the US authorities and the Mexican drug cartels, and the brutality on both sides of the border, was perfectly self-contained, and certainly wasn’t crying out for further exploration. But the first film was a critical and commercial success, and before long producers tapped writer Taylor Sheridan to begin crafting a follow-up story.
Ashley Eckstein is an actress, an author, the entrepreneur mind behind the Her Universe fashion line of geek couture – but in our hearts she will always be most beloved as the voice of Ahsoka Tano from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels television series. While on a signing tour promoting her first book It’s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make it Happen, a motivational autobiography of a fangirl working hard to make her dreams come true, Ashley sat down with us one-on-one to discuss the book, her audition for the role of Ahsoka,…
Whether or not you head to your local comic book shop weekly or wait for the collected editions, Justice League should always be on your pull list. Your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving away TWO copies of the Justice League Vol. 6: The People Vs. The Justice League collected edition to our lucky readers and subscribers.
Jurassic World succeeded in resurrecting the dormant Jurassic Park franchise while also solidifying Chris Pratt as a blockbuster leading man. The film preyed on our current wave of nostalgia while attempting to recapture the original film’s vibe of an amusement park gone wrong with mostly commendable success, if not feeling a bit like a carbon copy.
Fourteen years have passed since Pixar graced movie screens with their first and only venture into superheroes, The Incredibles. The flights and tights genre hasn’t gotten any less popular since then, and after all this time director/writer Brad Bird has finally found the right story to bring the beloved superhero family back for another big screen adventure in Incredibles 2.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the Blu-ray™ I am giving away in this giveaway post. Black Lightning is back! Well, technically it’s only the show’s first season, but Jefferson Pierce has come out of retirement as the electric-powered superhero to save his family and battle DC Villain Tobias Whale! Your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving away THREE copies of the Black Lightning: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray so you can clean up the streets over and over again.
Peter Pan is one of Disney’s most beloved classics, and it arrives on Blu-ray this week as the seventh entry into the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Fans who skipped out on the Diamond Edition from a few years ago will definitely want to pick this up, but the handful of new extras makes it difficult to recommend for anyone who already owns the previous release.
After helming the somber civil rights drama Selma and the harrowing prison documentary 13th, Ava DuVernay is shifting gears in a big way, making the leap to tentpole studio filmmaking – and becoming the first female director of color to helm a film with a budget more than $100 million – with an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s beloved sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time. The results are something of a mixed bag, with incredible visuals that often mask an underwhelming script, but DuVernay’s filmmaking prowess is at the forefront of Disney’s latest family adventure.