Batwoman I'll Be Judge I'll Be Jury
Monday, November 11, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
It took six episodes, but BATWOMAN has delivered a one-and-done murder mystery that was both compelling and character elevating. There's a new villain in town, who wears an executioner's mask and carries an axe. When he electrocutes a prominent Gotham City prosecutor, whose most famous case was... + continue reading
Last Christmas
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
Kate (EMILIA CLARKE) is a professional elf in the employ of Santa. No, she's not at the North Pole; Santa is her grouchy Asian boss, played by MICHELLE YEOH. Kate's a bit of a cock-up, going from flat to flat, wherever she can find a friend who will let her flop for the night. Her parents live in... + continue reading
Rian Johnson's Knives Out opens in theaters on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019. What better way to wait for your turkey to thaw?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Posted by Jeff Ritter
Before we talk about Knives Out, the new film written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson, I feel it's important to mention that I went into this movie fully intending to hate it. Is that unprofessional for a movie critic? Sure, probably, but I still get intensely angry during any discussion of... + continue reading
Friday, November 8, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
PLAYING WITH FIRE is the kind of family comedy we've seen before: kids vs. adults, with the kids safely maneuvering around dangerous situations, while formerly unflappable adults are suddenly incapable of handling themselves because they are new to dealing with children. That's the setup for... + continue reading
Mountain Monsters
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
At the end of the previous episode, the AIMS Team had done something they had never done before: caught something in one of their elaborate traps. Granted, it wasn't a Bigfoot. In fact, it was just some guy in a black cloak, carrying a torch through the woods. But the guy must have been David... + continue reading
Batwoman I'll Be Judge I'll Be Jury
Last Christmas
Rian Johnson's Knives Out opens in theaters on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019. What better way to wait for your turkey to thaw?
Mountain Monsters

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Batwoman I'll Be Judge I'll Be Jury
Monday, 11/11/19
It took six episodes, but BATWOMAN has delivered a one-and-done murder mystery that was both compelling and character elevating. There's a new villain in town, who wears an executioner's mask and carries an axe. When he electrocutes a prominent Gotham City prosecutor, whose most famous case was the conviction of Jack Napier, aka The Joker, the... + continue reading
Last Christmas
Sunday, 10/11/19
Kate (EMILIA CLARKE) is a professional elf in the employ of Santa. No, she's not at the North Pole; Santa is her grouchy Asian boss, played by MICHELLE YEOH. Kate's a bit of a cock-up, going from flat to flat, wherever she can find a friend who will let her flop for the night. Her parents live in town, but she can't stand being around her... + continue reading

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Last Christmas
Sunday, 10/11/19
Kate (EMILIA CLARKE) is a professional elf in the employ of Santa. No, she's not at the North Pole; Santa is her grouchy Asian boss, played by MICHELLE YEOH. Kate's a bit of a cock-up, going from... + continue reading

Television

Mountain Monsters
Wednesday, 06/11/19
At the end of the previous episode, the AIMS Team had done something they had never done before: caught something in one of their elaborate traps. Granted, it wasn't a Bigfoot. In fact, it was just... + continue reading

Music

Escape to Margaritaville
Saturday, 19/10/19
The national tour of Escape to Margaritaville has arrived at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for an all too brief weekend run, October 18-20, 2019. If you're a true Parrothead, as Jimmy Buffett fans are... + 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

Joker Year of the Villain
Wednesday, 16/10/19
John Carpenter is a master of horror. Getting his name on the marquee of a DC Comic book about the brand's most notorious mass murderer and psychopath should have been headline news. Maybe it was and... + 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

Rian Johnson's Knives Out opens in theaters on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019. What better way to wait for your turkey to thaw?
Saturday, 09/11/19
Before we talk about Knives Out, the new film written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson, I feel it's important to mention that I went into this movie fully intending to hate it. Is that... + continue reading

Home Video

Lion King Bluray
Saturday, 02/11/19
Disney is on a roll when it comes to producing "live action" versions of their animated classics, and their release of THE LION KING is no exception. Now, with Christmas on a collision course with... + continue reading

Sports

Tyson Fury Returns!
Friday, 18/10/19
The British lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, is embarking on a short-term career in the world of WWE wrestling. Fury, who is currently out of boxing training as he recovers from a bruising... + continue reading

Geek Chic

Bombshell November 2019 Lady Ashe XII
Friday, 01/11/19
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 November 2019 Lady Ashe XII
Friday, 01/11/19
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

Zoe Quinn vs Zoe Quinn
Monday, 09/09/19
Zoe Quinn is no stranger to controversy. One might even argue her entire career has been built on the house-of-cards foundation of accusations of sexism and abuse, setting her up as a heroic... + 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

Haunting of Hill House Blu-ray
Sunday, 13/10/19
Our giveaway this week is too scary for us to handle by ourselves. So we've got our friends at Cosmic Comics Belleville here to keep us company while we keep the lights on. THE HAUNTING OF HILL... + continue reading