The Best of the Beast – Summer ’16 Off the Wall Recommendations

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Summer is here. With the Memorial Day mullarkey safely behind us and the election winding down, or heating up, depending on your viewpoint, it’s time to get to the matter at hand – summer fun and the Best of the Beast. Top films, pop music, long days and those summer nights. You know the drill – there will always be … Read More

Martina O'BoyleThe Best of the Beast – Summer ’16 Off the Wall Recommendations

Get Your Claws On A Pop Culture Beast T-Shirt!

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  Interested in owning one of the Kickstarter Pop Culture Beast T-shirts? We have a limited number currently available! Email garon@popculturebeast.com if you want one! $20 +$5 shipping ($15 international) We have a very limited amount so act fast!

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#aGLIFF 2016 – Full Schedule of Films Announced!

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  Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Sept 8th- 11th 2016 We are now just a little over a month from the return of the incredible aGLIFF film festival, and today they have released the roster of films they will be showing for this, their 29th year. aGLIFF is not just one of the best gay and lesbian film … Read More

Adam Ruhl#aGLIFF 2016 – Full Schedule of Films Announced!

Book: An Accident of Stars (Foz Meadows)

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An Accident of Stars Foz Meadows Angry Robot August 2nd, 2016   Saffron Coulter is walking home from school, and getting teased by a boy. A mysterious stranger comes to her rescue, telling the boy off while stopping to impart a message of hope; hang in there, it gets better. Intrigued, Saffron turns back to talk to the stranger, and … Read More

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Book: A Little Knowledge: Split Worlds #4 (Emma Newman)

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A Little Knowledge Emma Newman Diversion Publishing August 2nd, 2016   Cathy is as determined as ever to reach her full potential, and that means tearing down the Nether Society patriarchy. She’s just a little frustrated over how slowly it’s going. She’s found her old governess, and now she has allies on her side, but she’s got more enemies than … Read More

JL JamiesonBook: A Little Knowledge: Split Worlds #4 (Emma Newman)

Comedy Album Review: The Pat Brown “Sex Tape”

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“I’m black, I’m gay, I’m female. I’m just so thankful I wasn’t left-handed.” New York-via-Atlanta comedian Pat Brown isn’t shy about her identity on her debut album, Sex Tape, but her easygoing, observational style means that folks who aren’t black or gay or female will find as much to enjoy in the material as folks who are. For example, Brown touches on hot … Read More

Justin RemerComedy Album Review: The Pat Brown “Sex Tape”

What’s Out on Blu-ray 7/26/2016: River, The Perfect Husband

Adam RuhlBlu-Ray Review, MoviesLeave a Comment

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River John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is an American doctor serving at a clinic in Laos. After some issues with the job he takes a small vacation to relax and think things over. One night, after getting very drunk at a bar, he encounters a tourist raping a local woman and, in an ensuing altercation, murders the tourist. In doing so, … Read More

Adam RuhlWhat’s Out on Blu-ray 7/26/2016: River, The Perfect Husband

DVD Review: Model Hunger

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Lynn Lowry has been associated with the horror genre since appearing in George A. Romero’s The Crazies in 1973. She followed that with David Cronenberg’s Shivers in 1975 and Paul Schrader’s 1982 re-make of Cat People. She did other films, of course, but she always seems to return to horror, in recent years starring in 2008’s Beyond The Dunwich Horror, … Read More

Michael DohertyDVD Review: Model Hunger

#SDCC2016 – @Scream_Factory’s Epic Release Announcement!

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We always look forward to Comic-Con, especially when our friends at Scream Factory have a panel planned. Each year they make a massive, in the past ten titles, of upcoming releases of classic horror films. This year they’ve out done themselves and dropped news on 13 upcoming titles. It’s a great collection of cult films, mainstream horror, and sequels everyone … Read More

Garon Cockrell#SDCC2016 – @Scream_Factory’s Epic Release Announcement!

#SDCC2016 Trailer Round-Up

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Comic-Con is in full swing guys and today marked the premiere of some HUGE trailers. Lucky for you, we’re gathering them all right here for your enjoyment. Scroll away and enjoy trailers from some highly anticipated movies including Justice League, Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, Blair Witch, and more! Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments and we’ll … Read More

Garon Cockrell#SDCC2016 Trailer Round-Up

Book Review: Conjuror by John & Carole Barrowman

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Conjuror is the latest collaboration from John and Carole E. Barrowman. This is the fourth book they have written together, and the first in the new Orion Chronicles series. It continues the story of Em and Matt Calder, but leads readers on a much deeper and darker path. Conjuror opens with Remy watching his mother and aunt tortured by Don … Read More

Robin LynnBook Review: Conjuror by John & Carole Barrowman

#FantasiaFest Reviews! – Antibirth, The Dark Side of the Moon, White Coffin

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Fantasia International Film Festival 2016   Antibirth Dir: Danny Perez Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) are two hard-partying trailer women in the slums of Michigan. After a night of drinking and dancing around a dumpster fire, Lou wakes up with a hangover, no memory of the night before, and pregnant. A miraculous pregnancy, that seems to be the … Read More

Adam Ruhl#FantasiaFest Reviews! – Antibirth, The Dark Side of the Moon, White Coffin

New Lease On Life For Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf came out four years ago. If you haven’t checked on your village, you’re probably looking at wasteland of weeds. Your poor assistant Isabelle is probably just sick with worry about the town’s current state and your prolonged absence. Well, hopefully this bit of news will get you back to your mayoral duties – this fall, Animal Crossing: New Leaf will start … Read More

Jason ArriolaNew Lease On Life For Animal Crossing: New Leaf

All is Fair: The Split Worlds #3 (Emma Newman)

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All is Fair Emma Newman Diversion Books February 21, 2016 (Re-release)   I’ve read book 3 of the Split Worlds series in preparation for Book 4, out August 2nd. Cathy has made a decision to stay in Nether Society and change things from within. Now, all she needs to do is figure out where to start. She’s found her old … Read More

JL JamiesonAll is Fair: The Split Worlds #3 (Emma Newman)

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Review: Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues

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Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues

When the live-action Red Sonja movie came out in 1985, I couldn’t have been more excited. I was in my early teens and playing Dungeons & Dragons as often as possible, and was eager to eat up anything that was in any way related to swords and magic. Now, coincidentally, with the release of the animated movie Red Sonja: Queen … Read More

Michael DohertyBlu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Review: Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues

Book: I Am Providence (Nick Mamatas)

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I Am Providence Nick Mamatas Night Shade Books August 9th, 2016 ISBN: 1597808350 (ISBN13: 9781597808354)         Panos Panossian is dead. He’s not really sure how he ended up that way, but he’d sure like to know. He cant really see much, as his eyes are cloudy and he spends much of his time locked in a morgue … Read More

JL JamiesonBook: I Am Providence (Nick Mamatas)