Check out this cool Rocky print created by Guy Stauber. Stauber is the creative genius behind Shogun Graphic Systems™ which provides digital illustration and graphic design services to a wide range of international clients. Stauber’s clients include Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, DC, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney & Fox TV to name a few.
I’m going to shift gears this morning. This post isn’t about a movie, comic, tv show, or novel. My buddy, John Beatty, is running a GoFundMe to raise enough money to get much-needed cataract surgeries.
John makes his living as an artist. He has worked on all the major characters and some of the most groundbreaking and loved comics of all time – Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman, the first Punisher mini-series, the Nam and so many more.
Some of you may know John since he helped me with the early development of the StalloneZone and when he had more free time was a regular on our message boards. I know some of our older members will remember the fun posts John provided.
If you’re in the position where you can donate, please consider doing so. Every dollar counts and will be appreciated. Here is the link if you can help out. Thank you for any consideration you can give.
The poster and trailer to The Phenomenon is here. I am a sucker for UFO documentaries (well, good ones any way). I hope The Phenomenon falls into that category.
Director James Fox’s explosive documentary is being hailed as the most credible examination of the longstanding cover-up and global mystery involving unidentified aerial phenomenon. Including shocking testimony from high-ranking government and military officials, NASA Astronauts, other credible sources, and riveting never-before seen footage, the timely film also reveals the monumental events behind the NY Times’ recent bombshell disclosure of The Pentagon’s secret UFO Program, and provides eye-opening evidence that mankind is not alone in the universe.
Senator Harry Reid calls it “Meritorious. It makes the incredible credible.” Former Senior CIA Officer Jim Semivan, calls it “The most important documentary of the year.” Dr. Jacques Vallee says “70 years of secrecy has led to this. The most credible documentary ever made about UFOs.” George Knapp calls it, “A definitive examination of an enduring global mystery. This film will land on an unsuspecting Earth with the force of an alien invasion.“
Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film includes Senator Harry Reid, President Clinton, John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff for Clinton and advisor to Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S Department of Defense Senior Intelligence Official, Christopher Mellon, NASA Astronauts, Governor Fife Symington, and Dr. Jacques Vallee, who was portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
THE EVOLUTION OF JOE LANSDALE’S HAP AND LEONARD by Scott Montgomery at CrimeReads is well worth a read. If you’re already a fan, you might get a little more insight into the stories and if you’re not a fan, you should be. Well done, Mr. Montgomery.
Our header art today is a detail from the cover of the Subterranean Press trade edition for Dead Aim and was created by Glen Orbik.
And here we have a new poster and trailer for a Gangs of London.
Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Now, his son Sean (Joe Cole) must prove he’s ready to take his father’s place. See why critics are raving about Gangs of London, available exclusively on AMC+ beginning October 1.
I’m always up for a good werewolf movie. Whether we have one in The Wolf of Snow Hollow, only time (and a viewing) will tell. We do have the poster and trailer for a taste to hold us over. And the fact that Robert Forster is in it (in his final role) is a BIG plus!
Welcome to Snow Hollow. From acclaimed filmmaker Jim Cummings comes The Wolf of Snow Hollow, On Demand and in theaters October 9.
The Black Box poster and trailer are here. I’ll give it a go.
Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born With It) and script by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman, Black Box stars Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3, The Circle), Phylicia Rashad (Creed), Amanda Christine (Colony), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi, The 24th), Charmaine Bingwa (Trees of Peace, Little Sista), and Troy James (The Flash, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. Executive produced by Jason Blum, Jay Ellis, Aaron Bergman, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mynette Louie and William Marks.
The Don’t Look Back trailer looks interesting.
Caitlin Kramer, a woman of faith overcoming a tragic past, is among several people who see a man being fatally assaulted and don’t intervene. When the witnesses start dying mysteriously, Caitlin must unearth if they are being targeted by a killer or something far more insidious.
Check out the Pixie trailer. My guess is it is not what you’re expecting from the title!
Pixie (Olivia Cooke) wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men (Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack) who are way out of their depth being chased across the Wild Irish countryside by… deadly gangster priests. She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.
Check out that cover by Brian Stelfreeze! Brian is teaming with Doug Wagner for their creator-owned Kickstarter, River #1. If you enjoy beautifully drawn, well written comics and enjoy action movies, then this should be a no-brainer for you. It was for me! Click here to learn more about the comic and the reward tiers available.
I’m a huge fan of alternate posters, so I’ve seen and enjoyed quite a few over the years. I’ve seldom seen one as clever as this Cobra poster by Gregory Sacre.
It’s cool how Sacre took the crime data from the opening of Cobra and incorporated it into the poster along with the iconic Cobra 45. And how about the Cobra logo Sacre designed? This poster is a winner!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The Black Terror: Seduction of Deceit mini-series written by Beau Smith & Chuck Dixon with art by Dan Brereton. I’ve been calling for a nice trade reprint of the original series for years. (Dan Brereton hinted that one may be coming in the next year.) Even still, from time to time I need to remind everyone what a great series it was.
Consider this today’s reminder. ; )
Just look at this beautiful Drew Struzan art of Sly Stallone from Rocky IV.
Here are the poster and trailer for Tar. This is a rare case where I like the poster better than the trailer. I wish we saw more painted posters. Tar is definitely a drive-in movie and that may not be a bad thing. Time and a viewing will tell.
For 40,000 years, a long forgotten wetland teemed with ancient creatures, but now all that’s left is a pit of hot, sticky tar surrounded by a vast urban landscape. For Barry Greenwood and his son Zach, there’s not much left of their family business either. With the city’s subway expanding under their feet and their office building slated for demolition, Barry, Zach and their employees are forced to shut down their shop and move out. But when something primal is awoken by the underground construction, a night of somber packing becomes a desperate fight for survival.
Starring Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms (Last Picture Show, The Paper Chase, Johnny Got His Gun), Aaron Wolf (Guest House, Restoring Tomorrow), Oscar nominee Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves, The Green Mile, Maverick), and Max Perlich (Drugstore Cowboy, Blow, Justified).
Not quite two weeks ago I posted that my wife and I had been watching and enjoying Columbo. We still are. It seems that many of the folks who stop by here have a fondness for Columbo as well. One of them, Papa Stas, even directed me to a site called The Columbophile: The blog for those who LOVE Lieutenant Columbo.
The Columbophile has everything that a Columbo fan would want including an episode guide, episode rankings, Columbo facts, links to resources including where you can view full episodes, gifts and more! Before you click over, let me share three of the facts I learned while there…
- Peter Falk won 4 Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Lieutenant Columbo in 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1990.
- In 1997, Murder by the Book was ranked at No. 16 in TV Guide‘s ‘100 Greatest Episodes of All Time’ list. Two years later, the magazine ranked Lieutenant Columbo No. 7 on its ’50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time’ list.
- Peter Falk had a sometimes fractious relationship with Universal. During the filming of Season 1, and believing the studio was trying to renege on an agreement to let him direct an episode, Falk was even barred from the set. Filming of Dead Weight and Lady in Waiting was affected.