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**Spoiler Alert** This is more of a “my thoughts” than a legit review. I am going to discuss specific plot points and giving away the end, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t read this yet. Once you do, come back and we’ll discuss.
Continuing our month into Halloween movies for kiddos, week three found us hovering around a timeless classic, a new love and two VERY kid-friendly Halloween stories. Not many tricks this time, only treats and not much to spook anyone, but a few to melt the heart.
Here’s how our rating works;
One pumpkin for each of the following categories:
3- teach a lesson of some sort
4- have great music that moves the story and/or makes the spooky parts better
5- reference Halloween at least ONCE in the film.
Additionally, one “harvest moon” is awarded by each of them when they decide it’s a keeper. This is like their “bonus point”.
Stop the presses and hold the phones….
Guys… there’s a Buffy book for children and I am FLIPPING OUT right now!! You do NOT want to miss this!!
Week two of our Halloween Movie Countdown comes to a close with some beautiful, spooky, thunderstormy (yes, I just made that word up) weather as I write this. Perfect weather for Halloween movies! Curl up with a cozy blanket, a warm drink and check out what we watched this week!
It’s time for our first review recap! It was a busy week of decorating, movie watching and getting our Halloween groove on.
While watching our movies, we chose a simple rating system. They have to be 1- spooky, 2- charming, 3- teach a lesson of some sort, 4- have great music and 5- reference Halloween at least ONCE in the film. Additionally, they have to actually ENJOY it; one “harvest moon” is awarded when they decide it’s worth watching again.
Read on to see what we reviewed first!
So, it’s no secret; our family LOVES Halloween season. Check out what we’re doing this year to get our whole family into the haunted holiday spirit!
In this episode AJ is joined by a very special guest to help him continue on his quest to episode #200.
Listen as they review Ocean’s 8, E3, and the Incredibles 2.
All of this plus the news!!
The new story is packed with Buffy-esque action and Jessica Jones-like character drama
Writer Caitlin Kittredge (THROWAWAYS, Coffin Hill) and artist Roberta Ingranata put a contemporary spin on the classic WITCHBLADE—first co-created by Image Comics co-founder and partner, Marc Silvestri, with Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl—WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1 trade paperback will collect issues #1-6. It will hit stores this July.
Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to The Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But those powers come with a heavy cost, and Alex soon finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC.
Image Comics/Skybound is pleased to announce a special WALKING DEAD 15TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET stuffed with over 3,300 pages of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s walkers, Survivors, Saviors and a barbwire bat named Lucille—just in time for readers to enjoy in the days leading up to this year’s THE WALKING DEAD DAY on Saturday, October 13th.
“I can’t quite believe it’s been 15 years. This is an amazing box set and it’s something that I would be proud to have on my bookshelf…” said Adlard. “Here’s to the next anniversary!”
This deluxe boxset includes THE WALKING DEAD Compendiums 1, 2, and 3—each with exclusive, new covers—collecting the first 144 issues of the New York Timesbestselling survival horror series from Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. It also includes an exclusive, expanded edition of the HERE’S NEGAN trade paperback, which now features the previously uncollected origins of Michonne, Tyrese, the Governor, and Morgan. This box promises to be the most complete collection of THE WALKING DEAD ever assembled and is a cannot-miss experience for the ultimate fan.
THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM 15TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET which will retail for $200, will be available on Wednesday, October 3rd and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 9th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 11th.
“A sublime piece of futurism that is both entertaining in its absurdity and terrifying in its predictions.” —Clive Barker
“A masterful blend of message and sensation.” —Vita Ayala
“Not just good, but important. A haunting shot across the bow of the worst the internet has to offer. A stunning and electric debut.” —Donny Cates
The trade paperback of the critically acclaimed, Eisner nominated, NO. 1 WITH A BULLET from writer Jacob Semahn (GONERS, Marvel’s Spider-Man) and artist Jorge Corona (GONERS, Feathers, Big Trouble in China: Old Man Jack) will hit stores on June 6th and collects issues #1-6 of the series.
Her social media: strong. Her variety show segments: a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s personal life is invaded. The latest leap forward in ‘technological progress,’ these contacts not only play video or augment reality… they also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a sex tape goes viral, a clingy super fan is the last thing on Nash’s mind. But then the bodies start to pile up… and the terror begins.
Part invasion horror, part grounded science-fiction, NO. 1 WITH A BULLET paints a very real picture of our world on a personal level and takes a critical and highly relevant look into today’s social media status quo. A world where technology has integrated itself so completely into everyday life that nothing is safe from online scrutiny and, by effect, the dark depths that our digital lives can bring.
The NO. 1 WITH A BULLET trade paperback (Diamond Code: MAR180610, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0671-4) is available in comic shops on Wednesday, June 6th and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 12th. It can be ordered online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.