As the trial of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier nears (March or April of this year), we review Irene Taylor Brodsky’s disturbing HBO documentary about the Slenderman Stabbing case—and about the history and impact of the online horror icon.
Accompanying the US Football championship yesterday was a slew of advertisements, including several for this year’s coming blockbusters.
The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.
Our first TPT of 2017!
Some new movies coming and some new series to check out.
The first episode of our latest podcast series is live and examines Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965). The RSS, iTunes, and Stitcher links will follow as soon as I get them set up. It is available in the master audio feed if you subscribe that way.
We missed reviewing the genre-twisting thriller when it came out, so here’s a Weekend Review of this beguiling and suspenseful 2016 film.
The final box office tallies are in for 2016, and Disney made six of the top ten grossing films of the year. Of course, it helps to have Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel in your inventory. Disney’s performance this past year is the first time a movie studio broke $1 billion in ticket sales.
- Finding Dory ($486 million)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($451 million)
- Captain America: Civil War ($408 million)
- The Secret Life of Pets ($368 million)
- The Jungle Book ($364 million)
- Deadpool ($363 million)
- Zootopia ($341 million)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330 million)
- Suicide Squad ($325 million)
- Doctor Strange ($230 million)
Don’t worry: that Rogue One review is forthcoming. Meanwhile, we’re taking a look at a recent contribution to Bat-animation.
Return of the Caped Crusaders saw limited release in October 2016 and quickly found its way to home viewing. A tribute to the campy, cult Batman of the 1960s, featuring the voices of series originals Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar, it uses animation and an awareness of the Dark Knight’s history to take Batman ’66 where period TV could never go.