Buckaroo Banzai sequel

The 1984 cult classic Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension ended with a promise: “Buckaroo Banzai will return in Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.” But the first film was a box office flop, and despite its cult status, that sequel never materialized. Until now. (Sort of.)

Sadly, Buckaroo and the Hong Kong Cavaliers are not heading back to the big screen any time soon. But their adventures will finally be continued in a new novel written by original screenwriter Earl Mac Rauch. Get the details below. Read More »

The Future of Star Wars

Earlier this week, Lucasfilm Games was announced as the overall new identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, and they followed it up with the big announcement of a new Indiana Jones video game. But Lucasfilm Games will also help expand the roster of Star Wars titles with the announcement of a new story-driven, open-world game from Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based game studio that falls under Ubisoft, creators of video game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Far CryGhost Recon, and The Division. Read More »

Gabz Guardians of the Galaxy Poster

Back in 2017, Grey Matter Art teamed up with graphic designer and illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki, better known as Gabz, on the Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a coveted piece of work on the secondary pop culture art market, and now fans will have a chance to own it again, this time with a little shiny foil enhancement to really make it pop on your wall. Get a look at Gabz Guardians of the Galaxy poster below and find out when you can get it. Read More »

indiana jones game

A new Indiana Jones video game is on its way. Bethesda, the video game developer and publisher behind such hit games as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, has announced a new Indiana Jones being made by their studio Machine Games, whose recent Wolfenstein games brought punching Nazis back into the zeitgeist.

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Waxwork Records Spinatures Subscription

Waxwork Records joined the collectibles game this year with their new Spinatures line of highly detailed turntable-spinners featuring mini-busts of iconic characters from horror and sci-fi. So far we’ve seen the likes of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy and more, and this year the Universal Monsters line-up will expand along with a few other frightful additions thanks to the first ever Waxwork Records Spinatures Subscription. Get the details below. Read More »

Ben Harman Indiana Jones Prints

Having kept up with the pop culture art scene for a long time, we’ve seen countless artwork paying tribute to the Indiana Jones franchise. So when a new set honoring the entire adventure trilogy comes along, it has to be something really special to convince us to grab our wallets. Artist Ben Harman, who is best known for creating some stunning Disney-inspired artwork, set his sights on the entire Indiana Jones trilogy by creating a set of prints featuring iconic locations, and they’re absolute stunners. Read More »

star wars the high republic a test of courage

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning.

Author Justina Ireland gives us the second installment of The High Republic with the utterly delightful book Star Wars: The High Republic – A Test of Courage

Though it’s aimed at younger readers than the adult-oriented Light of the Jedi, people are going to find this book a lot of fun. It centers around Vernestra Rwoh, a Mirialan Jedi who, at only 16 years old, is one of the youngest Jedi in recent history to take on the trials and become a full-blown Jedi Knight. But she’s still only 16 and she’s doing her best to find her way in the galaxy all by herself. This book opens on one of her first solo missions, where she must supervise a precocious senator’s daughter, the 12-year-old Avon Starros (who seems to be related to Sana Starros from our more familiar timeline).

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Soderbergh 2020 Watchlist

Every year, filmmaker Steve Soderbergh releases a list of everything he watched and read the previous year. It’s a fun little distraction that gives us some insight, however minor, into Soderbergh’s habits. This year’s list also comes with the news that late in 2021, Soderbergh is planning on releasing a 4K box set featuring seven of his films: Kafka, Schizopolis, Gray’s Anatomy, Full Frontal, Bubble, The Girlfriend Experience, and And Everything is Going Fine. On top of that, the Kafka disc will include a new cut of the film, while Schizopolis and Full Frontal have been “tightened.”

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Star Wars: Light of the Jedi

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning.

Written by Charles Soule, the new novel Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi kicks off the entire transmedia experience known as The High Republic. Set a couple of hundred years before the events of The Phantom Menace, the entire High Republic era is designed to give us a view of a more frontier-like galaxy, and of Jedi who are at the height of their powers before the decay and destruction of the Skywalker Saga. 

The initial wave of novels begin with a central conflict that is established in this first book. There is a disaster in hyperspace. A ship called The Legacy Run suffers a catastrophe and breaks up into hundreds of pieces. The resulting wreckage slips out of hyperspace seemingly at random, causing destruction everywhere in its wake. Of course, the Jedi are called in to help mitigate the disaster and they get into more than they bargained for. Hyperspace lanes are closed until the cause of the accident can be determined, and the opening of the Jedi’s Starlight Beacon is delayed. The Starlight Beacon itself is an outpost in the Outer Rim where the Jedi can be stationed to expand the influence and justice of the Republic to those territories on the frontier of space.

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high republic trailer

It will still be many months until the next Star Wars movie or TV show comes along, but tomorrow, a new era of Star Wars storytelling begins – for those who are willing to engage with it.

That’s when Lucasfilm launches Star Wars: The High Republic, a cross-platform publishing initiative featuring stories set centuries before the events of the Skywalker Saga, taking place in the pages of books, comics, magazines, and eventually forming the backdrop for at least one Disney+ show. Today, the company unveiled a new trailer and some additional details about what to expect, including the fact that this multi-platform story will play out across three distinct “phases.” Read More »