Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Challengers Comics + Conversation Celebrates Women’s History Month

(Chicago, IL- March 1 2017) Award-Winning Chicago comic retailer Challengers Comics + Conversation launched an ambitious plan to highlight local female and non-binary artists in daily tabling events to commemorate Women’s History Month. From horror to heroes, from established artists to comic-related art, the talent Challengers has put together allows for comic fans of all ages a great chance to find something new to love.  New creators are being added regularly so make sure and check out https://womenscomicsmonth.com to see the latest additions. Creators can email challengers@challengerscomics.comto participate. Challengers Comics + Conversation is located at 1845 N Western Ave in the Bucktown neighborhood. Swing by and celebrate Women’s Comics Month!

The current schedule is as follows: 

Thu Mar 02: Chloë Perkis, 11am-7pm

Fri Mar 03: Bianca Xunise, 3pm-7pm

Sat Mar 04: Lauren Burke / Monica Ras, 11am-5pm

Sun Mar 05: Amber Huff, 11am-5pm

Mon Mar 06: Rosie Accola, 11am-5pm

Wed Mar 08: Isabella’s Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm

Thu Mar 09: Sara Kloskowski, 3pm-7pm

Fri Mar 10: Marie Enger, 2pm-7pm

Sat Mar 11: Andrea Bell, 11am-5pm

Sun Mar 12: Rebecca Rothschild,

Tue Mar 14: Natalie Andrews, 2pm-5pm / Isabella’s Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm

Wed Mar 15: Kat Leyh, 5pm-7pm

Thu Mar 16: Stephanie Mided, 2pm-7pm

Fri Mar 17: Ashley Riot, 11am-5pm

Sat Mar 18: Amy Peltz, 11am-5pm

Sun Mar 19: Sheika Lugtu / The Ladydrawers 11am-5pm

Tue Mar 21: Sage Coffey, 11am-7pm

Wed Mar 22: Isabella’s Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm

Thu Mar 23: Vickie Perez-Segovia (Vixtopher) 11am-7pm

Fri Mar 24: Yewon Kwon, 5pm-7pm

Sat Mar 25: Cathy Hannah, 11am-5pm

Sun Mar 26: Corinne Halbert, 12pm-3pm

Tue Mar 28: Leila Abdelrazaq, 11am-5pm

Wed Mar 29: Isabella Rotman, 11am-7pm

Thu Mar 30: Delia Jean, 

Fri Mar 31: Caroline Picard, 5pm-7pm

Co-owner Patrick Brower commented, “The graphic novel market is changing quickly.  50% of our customers are female and growing. Some of the most groundbreaking titles and pivotal characters are coming from female creators and our world is better for it.”

About Challengers Comics+ Conversation: Challengers Comics + Conversation was opened on March 31, 2008 by Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush. Since then, they've been honored not just to be the recipients of awards like Best Comics Shop (Chicago Reader, 2010) and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award (2013), but to be the local comics shop of some of the most enthusiastic comics fans.

Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere, Starring Peter Capaldi and Introducing Pearl Mackie, Comes to Cinemas for Two Nights Only April 17 & 19, 2017

Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere, Starring Peter Capaldi and Introducing Pearl Mackie, Comes to Cinemas for Two Nights Only April 17 & 19, 2017

Event to Feature Exclusive Bonus Content

DENVER – February 28, 2017 – Presented by Fathom Events, The Doctor is back on the big screen with BBC AMERICA’s “Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere,” starring Peter Capaldi, who will be joined by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill) and returning alien companion Matt Lucas (Nardole). Following BBC AMERICA’s television premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c, the episode will play in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only - with exclusive bonus content to be announced - on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

Tickets for "Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere" can be purchased online beginning Friday, March 10, 2017 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. A list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website on Friday, March 10 (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“The Season 10 Premiere will mark the 15th theatrical event we have presented from our partners at BBC Worldwide North America,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “These Doctor Who events act as the perfect fan meet-ups, giving Whovians a chance to celebrate the new season and see special bonuses that aren’t available anywhere else.”

The Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere” is written and executive produced by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The season was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales in co-production with BBC AMERICA.

DRUNK HISTORY: Season 4 comes to DVD March 14th




Street date:  March 14, 2017


Synopsis:  Host Derek Waters is back with a whole season's worth of historical tales told by some of the most captivating (and totally wasted) storytellers around. It's the history they never taught you, narrated by guest stars who never thought they'd drink this much.


Audio & Subtitles:

  • English 5.1 Dolby Digital & Dolby Stereo
  • English SDH Subtitles


Special Features:

  • Election Special
  • Extended Drunk Narrator Moments and Deleted Scenes


Monday, February 27, 2017

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS Debuts on Digital April 11 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD April 25

 “The best Underworld yet” ~ Mark S. Allen, ABC TV
“Kate Beckinsale doesn’t just rock, she slays” ~ Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV
Kate Beckinsale’s Iconic Heroine Selene Returns 
With Theo James, Charles Dance & Tobias Menzies
Debuting on Digital April 11
On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ & DVD April 25
Bonus Materials Include the Official Movie Graphic Novel & 
Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise, the high-octane sci-fi thriller, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, debuts on digital April 11 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD April 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Beckinsale (Underworld franchise) returns as iconic Death Dealer Selene, more powerful than ever before. As the war between Vampires and Lycans escalates, Selene must end the battle that has raged for centuries, once and for all. UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS also stars Theo James (The Divergent Series), Lara Pulver (Edge of Tomorrow), Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”), Bradley James (“Damien”), James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”).
The Blu-ray, 4K UltraHD and digital releases feature the official UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS graphic novel, an animated rendering of the entire film. In addition, the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases of UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS include the featurettes: “Old & New Blood,” where fans receive an in-depth look at some of the returning characters as well as the new characters introduced in this film and; “The Evil Evolved”, where fans hear from Lara Pulver, James Faulkner Daisy Head, Bradley James and Tobias Menzies about the evolution of their characters. Two additional featurettes on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital releases include “The Evolution of Selene,” where fans can chronicle Selene’s evolution into the deadliest of all Death Dealers and; “Building a Blood War” where director Anna Foerster, her creative team and producers explain what it takes to bring the cutting edge visual effects and the underworld aesthetic to life.
In the next installment of the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.  With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Directed by Anna Foerster. UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS has a screenplay by Cory Goodman from a story by Kyle Ward and Goodman, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride.  Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman, Richard Wright and David Kernas produced the film. 
Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
  • Official Movie Graphic Novel*
  • Four Featurettes:
    • “The Evolution of Selene”
    •  “Building a Blood War”
    • “Old & New Blood”
    • “The Evil Evolved”
DVD Bonus Materials Include:
  • Two Featurettes:
    • “Old & New Blood”
    • “The Evil Evolved”
UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS has a run time of approximately 116 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Director’s Cut Arrives on Blu-ray™ & Digital HD for the First Time Ever May 2, 2017

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Seminal Classic




Director’s Cut Arrives on Blu-ray & Digital HD for the First Time Ever May 2, 2017 



              HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The film that both captured and defined a generation celebrates its 40th anniversary with the Director’s Cut of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER arriving on Blu-ray and Digital HD for the first time ever on May 2, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  With John Travolta’s electrifying Oscar®-nominated performance, the Bee Gees’ explosive soundtrack and, of course, the unforgettable dancing, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER captured the angst and brio of the time and had an indelible impact on popular culture.  40 years later, the film about a Brooklyn kid with no prospects who lives for Saturday night continues to be revered and celebrated.

              SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER features an unforgettable soundtrack, composed and performed primarily by the Bee Gees, featuring mega-hits including “Stayin’ Alive,” 
“Night Fever,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “More Than A Woman” and “If I Can’t Have You.”  The album has sold more than 40 million copies and was ranked number 132 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2012. 

              The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Blu-ray includes both the Director’s Cut and theatrical version of the film, commentary by director John Badham, a five-part look at the film entitled “Catching the Fever,” deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a ‘70s Discopedia, and more.


SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

              The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital (theatrical version only), Spanish Mono Dolby Digital (theatrical version only), Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital (theatrical version only) and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Blu-ray includes the following:


  • Director’s Cut in high definition
  • Theatrical Version in high definition
  • Commentary by director John Badham (theatrical version only)
  • ‘70s Discopedia (theatrical version only)
  • Catching the Fever
  • Back to Bay Ridge
  • Dance Like Travolta with John Cassese
  • Fever Challenge!
  • Deleted Scenes



              The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital (theatrical version only) and Spanish Mono Dolby Digital (theatrical version only) and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD includes the following:


  • Director’s Cut
  • Theatrical Version
  • Commentary by director John Badham (theatrical version only)
  • ‘70s Discopedia (theatrical version only)
  • Catching the Fever
  • Back to Bay Ridge
  • Dance Like Travolta with John Cassese
  • Fever Challenge!
  • Deleted Scenes


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rest In Peace Bill Paxton.

New York Daily News reported on a story that broke on TMZ. Link to the New York Daily News Article is below:


Actor Bill Paxton, who starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of the ‘80s and ‘90s and kicked off a new TV series just weeks ago, died after a heart surgery, his family announced Sunday. He was 61.

A family statement revealed the veteran actor died on Saturday after his operation.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said.

A Texas native, Paxton racked up nearly 100 acting credits. After getting started with bit parts in the ‘70s, he scored minor and supporting roles in ‘80s classics including “The Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Weird Science.”

His profile rose in the '90s, when he took the lead in the disaster hit “Twister” and played a central treasure hunter in “Titanic,” which was the highest grossing film of all time for more than a decade. Paxton also appeared in “Apollo 13,” “True Lies” and “Tombstone.”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Justice League DC Movie Statues.

Get Your Order In for These JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Statues!
Don't miss out on The World's Greatest Superheroes now the World's Greatest Statues. You will definitley need to pick up one of each of these 12" JUSTICE LEAGUE movie statues to complete your collection.


NECA Club X Alien Updates: International and more!

We’ve got a triple-header of news to share about NECA CLUB x ALIEN, thanks to all your comments and suggestions!
Next week, fans in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan will be able to enroll in NECA CLUB x ALIEN! We will post links as soon as these sites are live.
People have been dying to know what special bonuses they can expect with NECA CLUB x ALIEN, and we simply can’t keep it a secret any longer! Check out the full details below as well as a full photo gallery.
Packed in with Series 11 and Series 12, Club memb
ers will find a very special chapter of Alien collectibles history. The 3-D pop-up Space Base playset was exclusive to the UK with certain Kenner action figures in the mid 1990s. Now, 20 years later, we are bringing this back just for the Club, and we have increased the size of the set to be in scale with our 7” Aliens action figures.
Each of the 6 pieces we’ve replicated was a different “zone” of the base, like the Lab Area or Main Control Deck, and each had part of a running story on the back. When fully, assembled the Space Base extends over 3 feet in length and is 11” tall. 
Three of the pieces will be included with Series 11, and three with Series 12 as part of our effort to reward the loyalty of the completionists enrolling in NECA CLUB x ALIEN!
NECA CLUB x ALIEN is limited to our 7” scale action figures. No other items will be included in the purchase requirement. Members will not be required to buy 1/4 scale action figures, accessory sets, foam replicas, etc.
We’ve updated and expanded the Frequently Asked Questions page, so if you have other questions about shipping or the line-up, head on over!
Remember, to qualify for the Club-exclusive year-end figure, you have to buy all NECA’s 7” scale Alien action figures this year, starting with Aliens Series 11. Supplies are limited, so don’t miss out!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jordan Peele's Imitations of Celeb Reactions to GET OUT

Hitting theatres tomorrow, “GET OUT” is currently this weekend's #1 ticket-seller on Fandango. In an interview with Fandango’s Chris Witherspoon, the film’s director, Jordan Peele, offered up his best impressions of reactions from A-list celebs including Beyoncé, Keanu Reeves, Oprah, Matthew McConaughey, James Earl Jones, Kanye West, and Barack Obama, after watching the chilling thriller. 

You can watch the hilarious 1:35minute video here

Tsutomu Nihei's APOSIMZ gets simulpub + More digital debut series!

Kodansha Comics’s newest simulpub APOSIMZ, science-fiction manga master Tsutomu Nihei’s follow-up to Knights of Sidonia, debuts February 24th on Kindle and comiXology

More: new digital shojo manga series House of the SunPeach Heaven, and The Full-Time Wife Escapist will hit February 28th

San Francisco, Calif. (February 23, 2017)—Kodansha Comics’s newest digital simulpub manga to debut on Kindle and comiXology is APOSIMZ, science-fiction manga master Tsutomu Nihei’s follow-up to his cult hit Knights of Sidonia (which was adapted into a Netflix Original series). Nihei is also the creator of the manga classic (and recently reissued) BLAME!

The first chapter of APOSIMZ will be available on February 24th as a digital edition only on comiXology and Kindle. New chapters will follow on the 24th of every month thereafter (the same day they appear in Japan). Chapters will be priced at $1.99 each.

With APOSIMZ, Nihei takes us into at-once familiar and disorienting territory: a towering “City” built upon the ruins of a mysterious device from the distant past, a “Country of Dolls” of people afflicted with a disease that slowly turns them into machines. A prologue chapter from APOSIMZ was previously available only through Tsutomu Nihei’s limited-time Humble Bundle offering, but can now be read at kodanshacomics.com.

Also, adding to Kodansha Comics’s digital manga ramp-up for 2017, a trio of highly anticipated shojo manga will make their debuts on February 28th.

House of the Sun (Taiyo no ie, in Japanese) is Taamo’s moving account of a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend as she puts together the pieces of her life following her parents’ broken marriage.

Peach Heaven is a racy tale from Mari Hoshino, detailing the life of an ordinary high-school teenager with a secret identity as … an erotic novelist! What happens when the new transfer student/male supermodel discovers her secret?

Finally, The Full-Time Wife Escapist (aka Nigeru wa haji da ga yaku ni tatsu) brings us Tsunami Umino’s romantic comedy that was recently adapted into a hit Japanese television drama. Mikuri is a recent grad without a whole lot of job prospects, so out of desperation when her housekeeping gig is about to come to an end, she comes up with the idea of becoming the wife of her single salaryman boss—as a job!

Kodansha Comics has been steadily bringing out new manga series in digital format since the start of 2017. More announcements of upcoming titles for the spring will be made at the Kodansha Comics panel at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle on March 4. The announcements will be made the same day on kodanshacomics.com.

Volume 1s of House of the SunPeach Heaven, and The Full-Time Wife Escapist are available for preorder across all Kodansha Comics digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

More information and Chapter 1 previews of the aforementioned series can be found at kodanshacomics.com.


Law & Order SVU “Teen Idols” Marathon – 10am-11pm
We can always count on SVU to deliver the guest stars you love.  Catch Hilary Duff, James Van Der Beek and Jennifer Love Hewitt in roles completely different from their teen drama days. Tune-in to see if you can spot your favorite idols!
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at Resch Center in Greenbay, WI and the millions of fans watching at home.  RAW Superstars include Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Big Show, Sasha Banks and The New Day.
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN and the millions of fans watching at home.  SmackDown Live Superstars include John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Becky Lynch, Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella and Randy Orton.
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST “Client-Hell” – 10/9
Savannah agrees to manage Todd's singing career for a school project and unwittingly unleashes his inner diva. Chase struggles to throw a dinner for the family to prove he can out do Savannah.

SUITS “Character and Fitness” – 10/9*Season 6 Finale*
Mike needs Harvey and Rachel’s help to overcome an impossible obstacle, or his dream of becoming a real lawyer is over. Donna’s new venture hits a snag. Louis tries to patch things up with Tara.

COLONY “Good Intentions” – 10/9
Will and Katie must save a fugitive from the occupation. At the camp, Snyder hides evidence. Broussard’s cell is threatened by one of their own.

The Bucket List (2007 Movie) – 12a/11c *New to USA*
NCIS “Lucky Ducky” Marathon – 9am-11pm
Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard could be considered the NCIS team’s lucky charm.  He is a world-class medical examiner and he literally talks to those who can no longer speak.  Did we mention he is also a trained psychologist, which helps him decipher clues left by the perps when there is no body to examine?  Yeah, he's that good!  Tune-in to catch our favorite Scot solve crimes with the rest of the NCIS agents.

DC ALL ACCESS - New DCAA Co-Host, Injustice 2, Supergirl, Teen Titans The Judas Contract

New co-host Whitney Moore kicks off her debut episode on DCAA by showing viewers some of this week’s amazing new comics, DCAA also checks in on Injustice 2 and wraps things up by responding to some of the fans YouTube comments. I've also included three brand new DCAA episodes, which include the newestDC film, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Supergirl, and Injustice 2 digital first comic. 

The hit Vertigo adaptation iZombie will be returning in a bite—er, bit, and in today’s all new episode of DC All Access, we talk to actor Rahul Kohli about what to expect! Plus, say hello to our brand new DC All Access co-host, Whitney Moore! She kicks off her debut episode by helping us look at some of this week’s amazing new comics, checks in on Injustice 2 and wraps things up by responding to some of your YouTube comments.

The game may not drop until the following month, but you can get your first taste of Injustice 2 this April when the Injustice 2 digital first comic debuts! In this DC All Access comics clip, we talk to writer Tom Taylor about what we can expect in round two, including Supergirl's backstory, the importance of Harley Quinn and how the original Injustice comic helped shape the Injustice 2 video game.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract - Trailer Breakdown
One of the most beloved storylines in Teen Titans history gets an animated adaptation in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the newest DC Universe Original Movie. In this DC All Access clip, we break down the trailer to this hotly anticipated film, discovering the comic book connections to be found within.

You know you’re in for a week when it starts with a visit from a mischievous intergalactic imp. Yes, Mister Mxyzptlk is dropping into Supergirl, and in this new #DCTV clip, we look at the results. (Umromance?) Plus, The Flash is headed to Gorilla City—that’s right, GORILLA CITY—and the Legends pay a visit to Camelot. Maybe they should tell Arthur to keep an eye on Lancelot…








Mission: Impossible III (2006 Movie) –8/7c



FACE OFF “Wasteland Warriors" – 9/8c

The All-Stars strap in for the ride of their lives as they create dystopian characters inspired by post-apocalyptic vehicles for this week’s elimination challenge.

Jumanji (1995 Movie) – 10/9c



THE MAGICIANS “The Cock Barrens” – 9/8c

Quentin attends Alice’s memorial while Eliot and Margo deal with a diplomatic negotiation that escalates to dangerous proportions. Julia discovers a surprising truth about the woman who banished Reynard forty years earlier.

THE EXPANSE  “Paradigm Shift” – 10/9c

Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision and Avasarala wages war against Jules-Pierre Mao. The Rocinante crew continue their quest of eradicating the Protomolecule. Naomi and Holden’s differences in opinion cause Naomi to take actions into her own hands. Bobbie and her Martian fire team arrive on Ganymede patrol and are faced with the unthinkable.


G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009 Movie) – 7:30/6:30c

X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006 Movie) – 10/9c *New to Syfy*



Jonah Hex (2010 Movie) – 10/9c *New to Syfy*



“Back in Time” Movie Marathon

Source Code (2011) –12:06pm

Robin Hood (2010) –2:08pm

Jonah Hex (2010) – 5:09pm

Legend of Hercules (2014)- 7pm

Pompeii (2014) – 9pm *New to Syfy*

Land of the Lost (2009) – 11pm



“Back in Time” Movie Marathon

Land of the Lost (2009) – 4pm

Pompeii (2014) – 6pm

A Knight’s Tale (2001) – 8pm *New to Syfy*

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) – 11pm