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4K Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
4K | Blu-ray | DVD
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Writers: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber
Studio: Sony Animation Pictures
Rated PG | 112 Minutes
Release Date: March 19, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse changes everything we know about the title character and the animation medium. Looking back, it is no wonder it won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Visually, it’s unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Every single frame looks like a comic book panel come to life. Then there’s the story, which is equally impressive as we not only get to see a new side of the Spider-Man lore but also a timely origins story that comes to life as it echoes the importance of representation.

Now is the time to bring the animated sensation home because the film arrives on 4K, Blu-ray, Digital, and DVD today. Loaded with a ton of bonus features that include deleted scenes, in-depth making of features, a tribute to Stan Lee, and so much more, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an absolute must-have for anyone who is a fan of the character, Miles Morales, or just the animation medium itself. Check out the full review below.

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Spider-Man Grabs Himself A Coffee, Surprises Customers (Video)
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We’re just a little over a week from the launch of the first movie in Sony Pictures’ latest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, this time with a little help from Marvel.

To help promote the movie a fun little prank was set up, as is quite the popular viral marketing technique these days. For this one, customers at a Starbucks in New York City are first confused when the barista calls out Spider-Man’s name for an order, and then surprised when Spidey himself drops down from the ceiling to pick it up. There’s even a cameo from a familiar face.

Check out the video below.

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Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ Movie To Be Directed By ‘Sinister’ Filmmaker Scott Derrickson
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Marvel Studios has found the man to bring the Sorcerer Supreme to the biggest of screens as Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct their long-in-development Phase Three film Dr. Strange, based on the classic comic hero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1963.

To snag this coveted assignment Derrickson beat out directors such as Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) and Mark Andrews (Pixar’s Brave). His past credits include The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Derrickson also has the screenplays for the forgettable horror sequels Urban Legends: Final Cut and Hellraiser: Inferno to his name.

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The Ten Best Unproduced Comic Book Movie Scripts #3: ‘Dr. Strange’
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Greetings, true believers. BAADASSSSS! has returned with the third edition of The 10 Best Unproduced Comic Book Movie Scripts. Get it while it’s still available because there will be no second printings.

If you haven’t checked out my bloated, unwieldy nerdgasm of an introduction to the series as well as a complete week-by-week breakdown of clues to each entry on this list you may do so here.

For this week’s entry I have chosen one of the more lesser-known unrealized superhero comic-to-film translations that also marked a rare moment in the history of civilization when an icon of the comics industry collaborated with a fearless guerrilla warrior of independent filmmaking to create their own magical work of cinematic nirvana.

Dr. Strange by Alex Cox and Stan Lee.

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Comic Review: Ditko Monsters, Volume 1: Gorgo
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Ditko Monsters, Volume 1: Gorgo
Edited & Desinged by Craig Yoe
Produced by Clizia Gussoni
Comic Scripts by Joe Gill
Comic art by Steve Ditko
IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Cover Price: $34.99

Ditko Monsters, Volume 1: Gorgo is a real treat for any fan of Steve Ditko, comics history, and giant monsters. This book is REALLY well done, looks gorgeous and is the latest in IDW Publishing’s home run of collecting older material.

First, let’s take a look at the book itself. It is incredible!! Writer Craig Yoe is an absolute authority on Steve Ditko’s Gorgo, and Gorgo in general. His introduction and text writing in the book is very interesting and gives you a TON of information on every aspect of Gorgo and the Gorgo comics. Keep in mind, this is NOT a trade paperback or graphic novel. Yes, it does reprint some Gorgo comics drawn beautifully by Steve Ditko, but it’s almost text book like in it’s reading. Some VERY informative and awesome stuff.

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