TMNT 100
Monday, December 9, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
Many years ago, when the Earth's crust was just beginning to cool (also known as the 1980s), the ground sprang forth with the direct market. Shops that specialized only in comic books began to appear, and with them, access to titles that you simply wouldn't find in the spinner rack at your local 7-... + continue reading
Ready or Not Blu-ray
Friday, December 6, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
When Grace (SAMARA WEAVING) accepted a marriage proposal from Daniel Le Domas (ADAM BRODY), she expected her life to change. After all, the Le Domas clan was richer than Croesus, and their reputation was global. What she didn't plan for, however, was the wedding night tradition of midnight game... + continue reading
Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
"In Treatment" is sort of a jumping-on point for new viewers of RIVERDALE. It's a nice bit of catching up done without the crutch of flashbacks or "best of" moments. The setup is that, given the multiple tragic events in recent days plus the stress of college acceptance -- and rejections --... + continue reading
Flash 608
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
On the eve of the impending Crisis, Central City has its darkest night. Bloodwork (SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY) is making fast work of turning the citizens into mindless zombies -- fast work because he has a fast friend: he's infected Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN), aka The Flash. But all is not lost as... + continue reading
The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Posted by Jeff Ritter
Ah, Christmastime. What fond memories does that word recall for you? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? The long car ride to visit relatives across town, across the state, or across the country? Perhaps it’s the surprise and delight of opening presents, or the heartwarming scent of hot cider and... + continue reading
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The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre

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TMNT 100
Monday, 09/12/19
Many years ago, when the Earth's crust was just beginning to cool (also known as the 1980s), the ground sprang forth with the direct market. Shops that specialized only in comic books began to appear, and with them, access to titles that you simply wouldn't find in the spinner rack at your local 7-11 or discount store. Among those titles was an... + continue reading
Ready or Not Blu-ray
Friday, 06/12/19
When Grace (SAMARA WEAVING) accepted a marriage proposal from Daniel Le Domas (ADAM BRODY), she expected her life to change. After all, the Le Domas clan was richer than Croesus, and their reputation was global. What she didn't plan for, however, was the wedding night tradition of midnight game play. The Le Domas dynasty had been built on... + continue reading

Movies

Ready or Not Blu-ray
Friday, 06/12/19
When Grace (SAMARA WEAVING) accepted a marriage proposal from Daniel Le Domas (ADAM BRODY), she expected her life to change. After all, the Le Domas clan was richer than Croesus, and their reputation... + continue reading

Television

Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Thursday, 05/12/19
"In Treatment" is sort of a jumping-on point for new viewers of RIVERDALE. It's a nice bit of catching up done without the crutch of flashbacks or "best of" moments. The setup is that, given the... + continue reading

Music

Toto Forty Tours Around the Sun
Thursday, 21/11/19
Toto has long been one of those bands that I could just put an album on (yes I said album) and listen to it from start to finish. Their music always sounded polished and complete, meaning they never... + continue reading

Books

Thursday, 24/10/19
We are officially one week away from the release of Stephen J. Mitchell’s debut novel BULLETPROOF: ORIGINS; the YA Adventure novel about a bullied high school freshman who discovers he’s... + continue reading

Comics

TMNT 100
Monday, 09/12/19
Many years ago, when the Earth's crust was just beginning to cool (also known as the 1980s), the ground sprang forth with the direct market. Shops that specialized only in comic books began to appear... + continue reading

Interviews

Ben Mankiewicz and Margaret O'Brien for TCM in St. Louis
Thursday, 26/09/19
It's the third year that Turner Classic Movies has held their "Bring TCM to Your Hometown" contest, and for the Gateway to the Midwest, the third time was the charm. After what the network termed an... + continue reading

Live Entertainment

The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre
Tuesday, 03/12/19
Ah, Christmastime. What fond memories does that word recall for you? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? The long car ride to visit relatives across town, across the state, or across the country?... + continue reading

Home Video

Ready or Not Blu-ray
Friday, 06/12/19
When Grace (SAMARA WEAVING) accepted a marriage proposal from Daniel Le Domas (ADAM BRODY), she expected her life to change. After all, the Le Domas clan was richer than Croesus, and their reputation... + continue reading

Sports

Hard Rock Stadium
Tuesday, 19/11/19
The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will stage the Super Bowl LIV. Photo: AJ Lipp The countdown is on for the Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th championship game in the modern-... + continue reading

Geek Chic

Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Sunday, 01/12/19
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up and coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Culture

Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Sunday, 01/12/19
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up and coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Trailers

Thursday, 19/07/18
During San Diego Comic Con, there was a panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.  The panel ended with one hell of a surprise: 4 years after being cancelled, CLONE WARS... + continue reading

Gaming

Hard Rock Stadium
Tuesday, 19/11/19
The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will stage the Super Bowl LIV. Photo: AJ Lipp The countdown is on for the Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th championship game in the modern-... + continue reading

Toys

Barbie Forever 60 Years
Tuesday, 17/09/19
At first blush, Robin Gerber's BARBIE FOREVER: HER INSPIRATATION, HISTORY, AND LEGACY might appear to be another beautifully designed coffee table book, packaged to appeal to fans of the Mattel maven... + continue reading

Contests

Friday, 15/11/19
Load up and get ready to fire...at your game monitor. Critical Blast is giving away one package of Mars Lightcon's IR shooter game, VOYAGE OF THE DEAD, which includes: a low-power IR laser... + continue reading