Annabelle Creation Review

While sequels tend to have trouble measuring up to the originals, in the horror world, there are plenty of occasions in which a follow-up, no matter how deep into the franchise fans have gone, turns out to be a surprisingly satisfying entry into its canon. In the case of Annabelle: Creation, we’re handed a sequel that runs circles around the original, both as a quality film and as a gruesome, terrifying piece of horror storytelling.

Find out more in our full Annabelle Creation review below. Read More »

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Comic-Con Panel

When Kingsman: The Secret Service arrived in 2014, it was an underdog that became a surprise box office hit. Now, three years later, the sequel arrives with a different set of expectations. Can Kingsman: The Golden Circle live up to the nuttiness of the first movie? Does it have the flash and energy necessary to woo a Hall H crowd at Comic-Con?

From the moment the panel began, the answer was yes. Comic-Con crowds are infamously easy to please (everyone is there to have a good time!), but the footage from director Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming sequel was violent and frantic and self-aware and darkly humorous. It looked very much like the first movie, albeit with a shinier, glossier coat.

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer vr

I’m flying around LAPD headquarters, in pursuit of a replicant. We’re both in spinners. For the most part, it keeps its distance as we fly through the rain and neon lights of Los Angeles. It’s kind of exhilarating, the kind of VR trip you absolutely want to experience if you’re in San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con.

If you’re not, then read all about my experience with the Blade Runner 2049 VR – which will be made available later this year – and more.

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It Footage Reaction

Even though the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con didn’t officially kick off until today, last night brought a surprising amount of sneak previews to get the party started. One such event included a special Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema horror presentation called ScareDiego, and it featured brand new footage from director Andy Muschietti‘s new adaptation of Stephen King‘s beloved horror novel It.

Warner Bros. and New Line screened roughly 10 minutes of footage from It last night, including two clips and a brand new trailer that won’t be released for a little while. So what’s the verdict? This is the depiction of the Losers Club that fans of the book have always wanted to see, and Pennywise couldn’t be more terrifying.

Read more in our Stephen King’s It footage reaction below. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi display at Comic-Con 2017

Lucasfilm has one of the many booths on the San Diego Comic-Con International show floor. And part of the booth this year is a small display of props and costumes from Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See some photos and get a few new Last Jedi details below.
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Winter is Here Exhibit

It may be warm and sunny in San Diego, California, but winter is here. Or at least, a Westeros winter is here, a season that promises to be long and deadly and dark (and full of terrors, both literal and metaphorical).

At least, that’s the angle of “Winter is Here,” a special Game of Thrones-themed “environment” that HBO has brought to Comic-Con 2017. Once you enter the ordinary looking building with some seasonally inappropriate frosted windows, you are transported to a world of dragons, thrones, and White Walkers. And maybe a very long wait. But hey, this is Comic-Con. That’s just part of the package.

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San Diego Comic Con

As we prepare for another year at San Diego Comic Con International, I wanted to take a look back at the best moments in Comic Con history. What are the coolest and most eventful things to happen over the last decade while sitting in Hall H? What makes a great Comic Con moment? Lets take a look back at the best comic-con moments of all time.

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the laika experience

Comic-Con doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow (although it unofficially kicks off tonight with all kinds of previews and off-site presentations), but everyone in San Diego can already get a little taste of some cinematic magic. LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio behind films like Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings has set up shop in the Gaslamp District, offering a walkthrough mini-museum showing off puppets and sets from their movies.

And while you don’t have to be a Comic-Con badge holder to check out The LAIKA Experience, not everyone can be in San Diego. But we’ve got you covered. We checked it out and we returned with photos. Lots and lots of photos.

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Matt Taylor

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tomorrow with the traditional preview night, letting thousands roam the show floor in search of the exclusives that they’re desperate to get their hands on. You can bet the line will be long over at the Mondo booth, where the pop culture collectible house always unleashes a slew of items that you can only get at the convention (some of which we’ve already exclusively revealed), and a handful of new ones were just revealed today.

If you head over to the Mondo booth during San Diego Comic-Con, there will be new prints commemorating Hot Fuzz, Guardians of the Galaxy, Legion, and more. There’s also a very special limited edition vinyl release for one of those movies that will sell out insanely fast, I’m sure. Check out the new Mondo SDCC 2017 exclusives below. Read More »

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Deadpool Vinyl Comic-Con Exclusive

When San Diego Comic-Con kicks off next week, there will be endless goodies that attendees are trying to get their hands on. There are the impossibly difficult to land exclusives from the Funko booth, where the only way to get a chance to buy them is to wait in line to enter a lottery to maybe win a ticket to enter the booth. Mondo has a bunch of in-demand prints that fans will wait hours to get. And now 20th Century Fox has a few cool exclusives to entice fans to empty their wallets.

Fox Home Entertainment has announced a batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive combo packs for Deadpool, Logan, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that come with a vinyl edition of the soundtrack, as well as a copy of the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check them out and find out where to buy them below. Read More »