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Action Comics Special #1 Review: Another Great Superman Comic

A Lex Luthor from the future returns through time to enact his final revenge against Superman, and it just may be Lex Luthor of the present that saves the Man of Steel. Then, at a White House Correspondents’ Dinner, reporter Clark Kent riffs on Lex Luthor in a vicious comedy routine. Finally, Lois Lane is […]

Avengers #1 cover by Ed McGuinness

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of May 2nd, 2018: Avengers Assemble!

It’s time to dig through the releases of the week and see what’s worthy of your money once more. That’s right, it’s time for Comics for Your Pull Box! As always, here is the link to ComicList so you can see the full catalogue of the week’s releases. Apologies again for the lateness of this […]

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Cinema Sins Finds Everything Wrong with Bright

Cinema Sins is taking on the Netflix original film, Bright, that stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Jay Hernandez. The movie about two cops trying to work together in a world where Humans, Orcs and Elves struggle to co-exist. Daryl Ward (Smith) is the savvy street cop who gets Nick Jakoby (Edgerton) the first Orc police officer as his […]

Whoops, Man Mansplains Indiana Jones Costumes To The Designer

Social media has been amazing for the level of connection audiences can have with creators.  But also social media has been the worst possible thing for connecting certain audience members with creators.  There isn’t a day that goes by where someone protected by the anonymity of facebook or twitter decides to rip something a part, […]

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NYCC 2017 From A First-Timer: “I’ve Never Been More Proud To Be A Geek”

Freddy Valle writes: When I was a child I remember having a shameless sense of play and wonder. I can’t recall when exactly I became a proper geek, but it all started very young. Once I reached my teen years, I suddenly began restraining myself. Being into manga, or video games wasn’t necessarily considered “cool” […]

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Look into the Upcoming Season

Written by Freddy Valle Time travel, mystery, murder, and corgis are all typical in an episode of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Based on the famous novel of the same name by the late Douglas Adams, the show follows Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), an atypical detective, accompanied by a reluctant companion, Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood), who […]

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Max Landis Shares 150-Page ‘Living Document’ All About…Carly Rae Jepsen?

Max Landis is a screenwriter, producer and comic book writer, who is behind Chronicle, American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein. He’s the writer of DC mini-series, Superman: American Alien and is also the creator and showrunner on BBC America/Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, based on the Douglas Adams books. He’s also someone some folks may […]

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‘Dirk Gently’ Season 2 Trailer: Brand New Case, Still No Clue

Dirk (Samuel Barnett) and Todd (Elijah Wood) are back for another season of case-solving and universal interconnected-ness, as BBC America released the first trailer for Season 2 of sci-fi/comedy series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Adapted from the popular novels from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the Sherlock Holmes-with-a-twist series chronicles the […]

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Max Landis: Maybe HBO’s Confederate Isn’t A Good Idea

As today’s white supremacist protests in Virginia hold the world’s attention, filmmaker and comic book writer Max Landis has been following along and making introspective comments like this one: https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/896430041906552833 And this: https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/896430952502579200 And this line of thought, along with the violence at the protests… https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/896430616744411136 …has led Landis to another observation: https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/896435905434599424 HBO recently announced […]

Max Landis Has Started A Petition To Make WWE Bring Back Talking Smack

It’s not unusual for fans to campaign to get entertainment companies to bring back favorite shows that were canceled before their time. In the case of the recently cancelled WWE Smackdown Live after-show, Talking Smack, however, the fan doing the campaigning has a little bit more star power than usual. Max Landis, writer of the […]

Max Landis Teases American Alien Followup, Superman: Agent Of Batman

It looks like Max Landis is working on a new project for DC Comics, set in the same universe as 2016’s American Alien. Landis teased a script featuring Dick Grayson talking with Clark Kent about Batman on Twitter this morning, writing, “It’s time.” https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/884628678759469056 And adding: https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/884637025055391745 When asked if the story will be set […]

SDCC 2017: Capaldi’s Final Bow For ‘Doctor Who’; ‘Dirk Gently’ Debuts

With Peter Capaldi’s series finale on Doctor Who airing this weekend on BBC One and BBC America and his final turn as The Doctor happening during this year’s Christmas Special, Who is bringing The Twelfth Doctor back for a final victory lap at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego (SDCC 2017). Joining Who this […]

BBC America Renews Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency For Season 2

I’m a little late on this news, but then again I’m a little late getting into this series. BBC America has renewed it’s new series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for a 10-episode second season. The show stars Samuel Barnett as Gently, a detective that doesn’t look for clues, but rather connects the dots between […]

Max Landis Is Set To Write And Direct An American Werewolf In London Remake

So this is pretty interesting. Deadline are reporting that An American Werewolf in London remake is on the way from Universal, which had been rumoured for some time. However, the personnel makes for intresting reading. The Walking Dead‘s David Alpert and Robert Kirkman are set to produce and Max Landis is set to write and direct it. […]



Channel Zero Gets First Official Trailer

Syfy has released the first trailer for their upcoming series Channel Zero. The new series from Max Landis and Nick Antosca recently had their second season leads announced prior to the first season even airing. Channel Zero: Candle Cove focuses on a child psychologist (Paul Schneider) who returns to the small town where he grew up to look into […]

Syfy Casts Lead For Season 2 Of Channel Zero Before Season 1 Airs

Syfy hasn’t even aired the first season of their new horror anthology series Channel Zero and they’ve already tapped the star and given a title for season 2. Channel Zero: Candle Cove debuts on September 27th as part of a two season pick-up deal that will now be followed by Channel Zero: The No-End House. […]

Max Landis Is Writing A Pepé Le Pew Movie

Love him or hate him, Max Landis is part of the pop culture conversation. He uses a platform to talk about everything geek culture, and has been attached or expressed a lot of interest in nostalgia style franchises and rebooting them. Case and point, he is a writer on the Power Rangers movie. Well, at […]

Max Landis’ Pitch For The Pokemon Movie Sounds Pretty Interesting

Yesterday it was revealed that a live action Pokemon movie was finally going forward after years of negotiations, and that rather bizarrely, it will star Detective Pikachu. When this was announced, film, tv and comic writer Max Landis revealed on Twitter that he pitched for the Pokemon movie multiple times, and that it was actually […]