The Infinity Gems and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe


[WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!] If you had recently watched Thor: The Dark World, you most likely saw the post credits scene which holds a huge message for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you left the theater early and didn’t see it, then you have … Continue reading

Extraordinary Circumstance: An Introduction to the Wold Newton Universe


In December 1795, near Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England, a meteor crashed to Earth. Fortunately, no one was hurt and the event made for great publicity. The owner of the land, into which the meteorite lodged itself, was Major Edward Topham, who publicized the event and exhibited the meteorite to … Continue reading

Chicago’s ‘Cell Block Tango’ gets Disneyfied


If you’re a fan of Disney, the musical Chicago, and/or a fan of Todrick Hall, you’ll love this rendition of “Cell Block Tango”, re-envisioned as “Spell Block Tango”. If you don’t know of Todrick Hall, he was a leading contestant in Season 9 of American Idol. Winning his audition with … Continue reading

‘The Visitor’ 1979 Dir. Michael J. Paradise (Review)


An alien sunrise heralds a silhouette. The dark shape lifts itself above the horizon as an elderly man watches on from the desert landscape. The sky clouds over like a glass of milk poured into a fishbowl. A snowstorm engulfs both the old man and the silhouette, before revealing that … Continue reading

My first experience at the third annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

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This past weekend I had my first experience with the third annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles California. What is Comikaze you may ask? Well if you are new to the nerd realm, it is another pop culture convention with nerdy stuff ruling the entirety of exhibits and … Continue reading

5 Sherlock Holmes films to get us to ‘Sherlock’ series 3

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As many of you Sherlockians know by now, we won’t get series three of Sherlock until early next year, and while that is a frustrating wait, we also have a plethora of Holmes from which to choose. The wonderful thing about a character as old, as popular and as widespread as … Continue reading

New documentary ‘Birth of the Living Dead’ examines the origins of Romero classic (review)


Zombies are big right now, and for almost a decade their influence in popular culture only seems to get stronger year to year. We see them in books and comics, on television, in games and of course, in theaters. As a culture, we can’t seem to get enough of the … Continue reading

Cell phones and airplanes! Together at last!

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That is one cool piece of luggage! Available at ThinkGeek. One of my biggest annoyances when I worked as a flight attendant was people’s inability to shut off their electronic devices. Sending that last text, forwarding that last email, beating that last boss (Ok, that last one I can sympathize … Continue reading

Zombies, Run! or How I lost weight (and friends) in the undead apocalypse

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The world is in shambles. What is left of humanity has broken off into reinforced settlements to stave off any attacks. Since the outbreak, our once flourishing society has fallen to hordes of the shambling undead. Well that’s not entirely true, some of the corpses run, but then so do … Continue reading

Sean Astin’s Vox Populi Quest: This guy needs an app!


This guy needs an app and we want to give it to him, awkwardly, of course. Awkward Conversations and Bourbon Lounge had the pleasure of chatting with Sean Astin (Goonies and LOTR fame) about his show Vox Populi: Voice of The ‘Occasionally Interested’ People and the Kickstarter campaign currently running … Continue reading

Top 5 influential childhood horror novels


I’ve been a horror fan since I was a child. After being exposed to the universal monster movies, I found that I had an affinity for horror, and it wasn’t long before I was cruising my local library for monsters in the pages of books. In honor of monster kids … Continue reading

Secret of the Booze does Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Cocktail


It’s almost Halloween, and here’s a nerdy drink to mark the occasion. Aggressive Comix’s Secret of the Booze has a new episode, and this one will have you learning how to make the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Cocktail. The ingredients include Whip Cream Vodka, Bacardi 151, Rum Chata, Cinnamon and … Continue reading

13 nights of Halloween: GrimbRo’s The villains of ‘Scooby Doo’


While most horror fans often site the Universal Monster films as their gateway into the genre, I think most of us could trace our love for horror back to a different entertainment property, Scooby Doo. For many of us, Scooby and his gang of teen investigators represent our young mind’s … Continue reading

Infinity Gauntlet Saga for Avengers 3?


The Mad Titan Thanos, who laid waste to the heroes of Marvel with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet, was one of the most influential story-lines ever to grace the pages of comic book history. Not only did he take out the superheroes with a snap of his fingers, but … Continue reading

Whedon’s involvement with Avengers 3 is ‘still being determined’

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At a press junket for Thor 2: The Dark World, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige was asked about director Joss Whedon‘s involvement in the future of The Avengers (beyond the sequel). He stated: “It’s still being determined. All of his efforts right now are in what he’s doing for us … Continue reading

‘Leave this book alone': Ancient tomes from the Cthulhu Mythos


If you’ve heard of H.P. Lovecraft, you’ve likely heard of “Call of the Cthulhu”, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Dunwich Horror”. As I’ve mentioned previously, Lovecraft is experiencing quite a resurgence in popularity, which is great because he truly is the father of cosmic horror. Lovecraft dealt with large … Continue reading

Smithsonian Channel Documentary THE INCREDIBLE BIONIC MAN

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In the field of artificial limbs and organs, would it be possible to create a human being entirely from scratch using this technology? That is the question the Smithsonian Channel intends to answer with their new documentary THE INCREDIBLE BIONIC MAN premiering SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 at 9PM ET/OT Roboticists Richard … Continue reading

The Purge Review – A theatrical and interactive Halloween maze

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Halloween has changed a lot throughout the years, especially when it pertains to entertainment venues that are used to scare the crap out of us. In fact there are A LOT of these types of venues nowadays, and it’s hard to gauge which one shines above the rest. Blumhouse Productions … Continue reading

Pulp for 8 year olds: Choose Your Own Adventure cover art


For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Choose Your Own Adventure was a series of books that were popular in the 80s and 90s. These books fell somewhere in-between tabletop RPGs and text-based adventure games. The reader would assume the role of the protagonist uncovering some sort of sinister … Continue reading

‘Afterlife with Archie’ brings shambling horror to Riverdale


The first comic I ever read was an Archie comic. I remember my mom keeping stacks of “Double Digests” around the house from the time I was born until I left for college. I became well versed in the trials and tribulations of Archie Andrews and his pals. And while … Continue reading