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Mortal (2020, Norway / USA / UK) Review

Mortal (2020, Norway / USA / UK) Review

A grubby and disheveled young man wanders through the Norwegian countryside. He’s clearly distressed and disoriented. He sticks to lonely places and avoids people, but everyone has to eat and eventually he ventures close to town. Trying again to escape into the woods, he is harassed by a gang of youths. The encounter is one he attempts to evade, but it ends up being far more disastrous for the bullies, than for him. In Mortal, director André Øvredal again delves into Scandinavian mythology as his did in Trollhunter.

“He’s been in the woods all this time?”

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Dragonheart Vengeance (2020, USA) Review

Dragonheart Vengeance (2020, USA) Review

The latest Dragonheart was only released this year, but continuity wise it takes place between Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse and Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire. This is a standalone film however, and the only mention to a previous film in the series occurs during the opening minutes, when it explained that this story focuses on one of dragons born from the dragon eggs in Dragonheart 3.

Dragonheart Vengeance is a film of Dragonheart firsts in many regards, and I wonder if this will be a new direction for the franchise.

“I’m out to avenge the death of my mother and father.”

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Mondo Brings Their San Diego Comic-Con Booth into Your Home (22-26 July)

Mondo Brings Their San Diego Comic-Con Booth into Your Home (22-26 July)

Mondo is excited to unveil their plans as part of Comic-Con@Home, the virtual San Diego Comic-Con convention. Featuring online panels with Mondo creative directors and artists, daily product drops and sneak peeks at upcoming collectibles, apparel, and soundtracks, the five day celebration of the year’s biggest geek event will take place at home from 22nd-26th July.

“No lines. No achy feet. No con crud.”

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Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017, USA) Review

Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017, USA)

Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire is a sequel to the third film, Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse, but you don’t need to see the earlier film to understand the plot. Battle for the Heartfire begins during the last moments of King Gareth, the once young knight from Dragonheart 3 (now played by Valeriu Bazu), and focuses on potential rival rulers. The dragon in this story is still Drago from the previous film, but he is now voiced by Patrick Stewart; whose voice is on par with Sean Connery as Draco from the original Dragonheart.

“Boy king! You ready for a man’s death?”

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TokuSHOUTsu and KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER at Nerdist House

TokuSHOUTsu and KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER at Nerdist House

Shout! Factory TV proudly partnered with Team Kamen Rider to launch this year’s Nerdist House with the U.S. premiere of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever!

“To you, who have loved Kamen Rider…”

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Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse (2015, USA) Review

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015, USA) Review

Dragonheart: A New Beginning was released in 2000 and for 15 years it was the last Dragonheart. Probably because it didn’t do as well as the original – it no longer had Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon, Draco – and the story elements were too similar. Another possibility for the long delay is because storywise Dragonheart: A New Beginning was about the very last dragon, so it left little room for a sequel. However, there have now been three direct to DVD/streaming prequels produced for the Dragonheart series in the last five years. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse is a prequel to the original film.

“Gone are the days when good men ruled.”

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Day of the Stranger (2019, UK) Review

Day of the Stranger (2019, UK) Review

I’m going to be honest here; I don’t really know what happened in this movie. I mean I think I do, but I’m not entirely sure. So, apologies in advance to the filmmakers who obviously put so much work into this psychedelic (often referred to as “acid” or what I’ve dubbed “twistern”) western filmed primarily in Wales. A bounty hunter is hired to collect a…demon gunslinger? Story points are integrated into the plot just as they are in most movies, other than the great Godfrey Reggio’s experimental eye candy, sure. But do they add to the proceedings or just further confuse the world that’s been created?

“Better the Devil you know.”

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CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS Documentary Gets UK Blu-ray Release (15 June) from Screenbound

CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS Documentary Gets UK Blu-ray Release (15 June) from Screenbound

Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive retrospective documentary that charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters and pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind today’s global phenomenon.

“I thought why not mix the real world of psychic research, and make a good old fashioned ghost comedy.”

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TRICK ‘R TREAT & GHOSTBUSTERS Mini Masks + SLASHBACK VIDEO, SHOCK WAVES, HALLOWEEN, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & THE AMITYVILLE HORROR Apparel from Fright-Rags

TRICK 'R TREAT & GHOSTBUSTERS Mini Masks + SLASHBACK VIDEO, SHOCK WAVES, HALLOWEEN, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & THE AMITYVILLE HORROR Apparel from Fright-Rags

Horror apparel company Fright-Rags continues to expand its brand with new Trick ‘r Treat and Ghostbusters mini masks, Slashback Video and Shock Waves t-shirts, and long sleeve shirts from cult horror classics.

“No spook, specter, or haunt will ever be safe again.”

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KAMEN RIDER KUUGA Now Airing on TokuSHOUTsu and Streaming on Shout! Factory TV

KAMEN RIDER KUUGA Now Airing on TokuSHOUTsu and Streaming on Shout! Factory TV

Fresh off the launch of the TokuSHOUTsu channel, the U.S. premiere of Kamen Rider Kuuga is here! Plus, all 49 episodes are available to watch on demand on Shout! Factory TV.

“A new hero. A new legend.”

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