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Forbidden Panel is inviting you to join us for dinner March 31st at 7:30 pm at the Tangerine Grill and Patio inside the Annabelle Hotel in Anaheim. This is a great opportunity to socialize with our creator AJ Herrera, writers and artists as well as recap the first day of Wondercon. You never know where the conversation will lead or the silliness that will in ensue.

Just a reminder this will be a no-host event. You can check out the menu and find directions at www.tangerinegrillandpatio.com

Any questions about this or any of our events, please email Andrea at andi@forbiddenpanel.com.

 

Lately, we’ve seen a lot of junk on TV and in the movies which are targeted toward children. I’m not talking about movies like Deadpool and Logan – THOSE ARE NOT KID’S MOVIES. They aren’t supposed to be nice. I’m talking about rated PG and G movies, animated, cute-looking, seems nice on the surface movies that turn out to be horrible. There’s a whole bunch of “please never do this in real life” kind of nonsense that, after a while, is just exhausting. From YouTube gameplay that you THINK will be appropriate for children only to find out it’s a bunch of fart jokes and bad attitude that NO ONE wants their kid repeating (I’m looking at you, FGTV), to crap that is down right terrible and doesn’t even attempt to hide it, (reference: “The Day My Butt Went Psycho”) the stupid is literally everywhere.

It’s surrounding our children 24/7 like a giant, jungle snake with hypnotic eyes lulling our children with the soft words, “trust in me”. If you don’t have time to sit there and watch these shows with your kids to filter, chances are the bad behavior they get in trouble for is coming from these shows. It can get incredibly frustrating for parents and I tell ya, the world of media certainly doesn’t make it easy. Before you know it, you’ve turned into your parents – shielding the kid’s eyes and muting scenes in movies that were supposed to be for kids!

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In this episode we review KONG SKULL ISLAND!!!!

****SPOILER ALERT****

This review may contain spoilers from the film.  If you have not seen the film yet, it is recommended that you skip past it.  Otherwise, proceed at your own peril!!

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, and Anonymous Content have come on board to produce a movie adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel “The Underwater Welder.”

The New York Times bestseller details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea. Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief at the Top Shelf imprint) and Ted Adams (CEO at IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers. Continue reading

BBC America has announced that Kevin Smith has signed on to write, direct, and executive produce a TV series based on the Image Comics title “Sam and Twitch”.

The characters were first introduced in the Spawn comics, a pair of homicide detectives were so popular they got their own title in 1999 which explores how they solve occult-related crimes in a dark and violent version of New York City.

BBC America president Sarah Barnett says Smith is “beyond himself excited” about the series which will have both a crime-of-the-week format, and season-long storylines.

It’s not clear if “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane is involved in the series or if there’s any involvement of other characters from the “Spawn” universe. No production timetable has yet been scheduled either.

Both characters were previously brought to the screen on HBO’s “Spawn” animated series which is currently available on HBO Now.Source: Deadline

Source: Kevin Smith To Helm “Sam & Twitch” Series – Dark Horizons

Amazon has landed U.S. rights to the anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” from Sony Pictures Television, producer Bryan Cranston and “Outlander” showrunner Ronald D. Moore.

The series was set up last May by Sony TV and Anonymous Content with the U.K.’s Channel 4. The 10-episode drama will feature adaptations of works by the revered science fiction author, who penned the story that inspired 1982’s “Blade Runner.” Continue reading

Fast & Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz is teaming up with Boom! Studios to adapt the comic company’s action thriller Talent.Moritz and Original Films banner picked up Talent via their discretionary fund.
The project was previously set up at Universal, however Moritz and Boom! are starting from the ground up. Continue reading

*This post is full of Star Wars spoilers for everything from Episode 1 thru The Force Awakens.

The time comes in every child’s life when they are officially initiated into the world of Star Wars. For some it’s as early as birth but for others, like in our family.. you must be ready to receive and ask for it of your own free will. Until then, the truth is shrouded in secrecy.

If you know anything about me, you know I am a fierce protector of storyline when it comes to any film or book series. Maintaining that secrecy for those who have not seen/read them yet is important to me, especially when it comes to my children and Star Wars. It becomes a secret much like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy – something you keep safe until the time is right.

Some of you may remember the decision we made to hold off on allowing our children to see any of the Star Wars stories/cartoons or short films that gave away those secrets out of context. You may also remember last January when we unknowingly walked into a 20 minute show that gave away every secret of the entire series and I was LIIIIVVVVIIID because there was zero signage to warn people. You can read about that here if you want.

Well, we’ve moved forward and now is the time.

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Fans freaked out last year when Cartoon Network announced Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult-fave series would be coming back with an all-new fifth season. We haven’t known just when those episodes would start rolling out but the network just told everyone in its own inimitable style.

New Samurai Jack episodes will begin airing on March 11.

There’ve been promises of a moody, upscaled arc for the show’s return, which makes the wait for its signature blend of stylized action, samurai stoicness and scifi weirdness even harder.

Source: Samurai Jack Is Back on March 11

NBC and Sony Pictures TV are reportedly currently developing a series based on Image Comics’ “Witchblade” property according to THR with the project scoring a script commitment. Continue reading

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