Have you been checking out Comet TV this month? If you have not, then you have been missing out on a bunch of episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). As some of you know, Comet is a free sci-fi network available on television digi-networks and online at CometTV.com. Whether you love the 1980’s classics like Gattaca or prefer your Stargate marathon with a side of cult-tactic goodness like SG-1, Comet TV has you covered. If you haven’t checked Comet out, then you’re missing all the fun cult classics. And thanks to Comet, I’m giving away a MST3K Prize Pack on my geeky dad blog.
I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm) for the second time recently. The first time was at the theater and the second time was via Disney Movies Anywhere and Roku. I’m a big Star Wars fan and I really enjoyed the sci-fi film. Unlike the other Star Wars movies I’ve seen, Rogue One is a standalone story. Remember the very first Star Wars film (A New Hope)? In the story, Luke destroys the Death Star thanks to plans stolen by the rebels. Rogue One is about the rebels who stole the plans that revealed the weakness in the Death Star. Note: I received a movie kit for reviewing the film on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
I have a fun giveaway for you sci-fi fans. Thanks to Comet, I’m giving away a March Movie Badness Prize Pack on my blog. As some of you, Comet is a free sci-fi network available on television digi-networks and online at CometTV.com. Whether you love the 1980’s classics like The Amityville Horror or prefer your March marathon with a side of cult-tactic goodness like Troll 2 or Planet of the Vampires, Comet TV has you covered. If you haven’t checked Comet out, then you’re missing all the fun cult classics.
Hey Star Wars fan! If the Force is strong in your family, come join the Rogue One Digital HD Twitter Party (I think there will be prizes). The social media party will take place Sunday (March 26) at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST). Follow the hashtag #RogueOneDigital. The co-hosts are @MagicalSiblings and @dawnchats. I’m on #TeamEmpire and will be battling the do-gooders rebels in an epic battle in a galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available now on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. Rogue One will out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4th. Note: I received a movie kit for taking part in the Twitter Party. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
New films opening New Year’s weekend include Fences (Denzel Washington, Viola Davis), Paterson (Adam Driver), 20th Century Women (Annette Bening, Elle Fanning), Hidden Figures (Taraji P. Henson), Toni Erdmann (Peter Simonischek), and Live By Night (Ben Affleck). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed another $64 million to remain in first place at the box office. Sing opened in second place with $35.3 million over the weekend. Passengers grossed $15.1 million over the weekend to open in third place. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
The last new DVD and Blu-ray releases for this year include Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley), The Dressmaker (Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth), When the Bough Breaks (Morris Chestnut), American Honey (Shia LeBeouf), and In a Valley of Violence (Ethan Hawke, John Travolta). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
There are a bunch of new movies opening Christmas weekend. New films include Passengers (Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt), Why Him? (James Franco, Bryan Cranston), Assassin’s Creed (Michael Fassbender), Patriots Day (Mark Wahlberg), Sing (animated), A Monster Calls (Felicity Jones), Silence (Andrew Garfield), The Wasted Times (Ziyi Zhang), and Julieta (Emma Suarez). Why Him? and Passengers are the top of my list. Why Him? looks really funny and Passengers might be a good sci-fi story. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Focus Features is releasing a new film called A Monster Calls. It’s a story of a young boy who copes with his mother’s terminal illness by using his imagination to create fantastical creatures, specifically a large tree monster, voiced by Liam Neeson. The movie will open in theaters on January 6th, but Portlanders will have an opportunity to see the movie on January 4 at Pioneer Place with a 7pm start time. Thanks to Focus Features, I’m giving away five prize packs consisting of VIP tickets and some promotional items. Continue reading to find out how to win VIP passes and promotional items for the movie.
As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened in first place with an impressive $155.1 million. Moana moved up to second place with $12.7 million over the weekend. Office Christmas Party dropped to third place with $8.6 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.