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!

Garon CockrellGet Your Claws On A Pop Culture Beast T-Shirt!

Blu-ray Review: The Gong Show Movie

Michael DohertyBlu-Ray Review, MoviesLeave a Comment

The Gong Show Movie

The Gong Show was a strange talent show that ran on NBC in the 1970s, hosted by Chuck Barris and featuring several running gags and characters, such as the Unknown Comic. If any of the judges disliked an act, he or she would bang the gong, and the person would have to stop in the middle of performance. The Gong … Read More

Michael DohertyBlu-ray Review: The Gong Show Movie

(Book)Darkness Descends, Alex Westmore

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  Darkness Descends  is the first novel in the Silver Legacy series by Alex Westmore. The Silver Legacy is the Silver bloodline, and also the magical items they use to kill demons. It was a highly enjoyable read, and I actually read it all in one sitting, staying up far too late to see how situations resolved. The book ended … Read More

Robin Lynn(Book)Darkness Descends, Alex Westmore

Blu-ray Review: A Tale Of Two Cities

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A Tale Of Two Cities

The wonderful 1980 television movie version of A Tale Of Two Cities is now available on Blu-ray, thanks to Shout! Factory. It stars Chris Sarandon as both Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, a young Alice Krige as Lucie Manette (it’s still hard for me not to see her as the Borg Queen), Peter Cushing as Dr. Manette, Kenneth Moore as … Read More

Michael DohertyBlu-ray Review: A Tale Of Two Cities

Blu-ray Review: The Sicilian

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The Sicilian

The Sicilian stars Christopher Lambert as Salvatore Giuliano, a bandit who becomes a hero to the people of Sicily. It was written by Steve Shagan (who also wrote Primal Fear), based on the novel by Mario Puzo, who of course also wrote The Godfather. The book in fact is sort of a sequel to The Godfather, with Michael Corleone appearing … Read More

Michael DohertyBlu-ray Review: The Sicilian

The 2016 Hugo award nominations are here, get your read on!

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Get ready to get your read on! 4032 nominating ballots were cast this year, a record amount, and nearly twice as many as last year. To see the full list of nominations in every category, visit the MidAmericon II website. I’ll list the Best Novel nominations here, and I’ll be giving my thoughts on each as we head down the … Read More

JL JamiesonThe 2016 Hugo award nominations are here, get your read on!

Book: Night Shift (Charlaine Harris)

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Night Shift Charlaine Harris Ace Publishing May 3, 2016 ISBN: 1101598832 (ISBN13: 9781101598832)     The small town of Midnight is in an uproar when a rash of suicides take place at the crossroads in the center of town. Every one of them appear to be a sudden, snap decision that no one can reconcile. The residents of Midnight work … Read More

JL JamiesonBook: Night Shift (Charlaine Harris)

Best of the 2016 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project

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Los Angeles 48HFP 2016

Each year, all across the globe, teams of filmmakers compete to make the best short film in just 48 Hours for the official 48 Hour Film Project competition. Every team is assigned a genre, a prop, a character and a line of dialogue which must be included in the finished movie. Cities hold their competitions on different dates, with each … Read More

Ryan StockstadBest of the 2016 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project

Want Some More Rare DS Games? Some Reprints Are Happening.

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In a bit of surprising news, Canadian retailerVideoGamesPlus is ordering some not easy to find DS games. Each game goes for $49.99 CDN (around $40 USD) which is a substantial discount for some of the titles. They’re also offering free shipping on orders over $40, so getting just one of some of these would be qualifier for it. I just … Read More

Jason ArriolaWant Some More Rare DS Games? Some Reprints Are Happening.

The Beatles: Rock Band DLC Songs Going Goodbye

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If you still have a copy of The Beatles: Rock Band but never pulled the trigger on their DLC (downloadable content) songs, you’ve got a couple of weeks to rectify that issue. Harmonix, the game’s developer, announced that on May 5th, 2016, the DLC tracks will be pulled because of their licenses have expired. If you have the Playstation 3 or … Read More

Jason ArriolaThe Beatles: Rock Band DLC Songs Going Goodbye

Corpse Party Coming to PC and 3DS

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One of my favorite PSP games, Corpse Party, is coming out on PC through Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on April 25th for $14.99. The PC release will have the original five chapters plus four additional bonus chapters, some additional scenes, and multiple endings. You can also fast-forward through parts of the game so you can access the additional endings more … Read More

Jason ArriolaCorpse Party Coming to PC and 3DS

DVD Review: Children Of The Stars

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Children Of The Stars

I’ve always thought you had to be a bit of a kook to join a cult, with equal parts lunacy and sadness dominating your personality. But I’ve also always found these people fascinating. Children Of The Stars is a documentary film about Unarius (meaning “universal articulate interdimensional understanding of science” – oh boy!) and its members (or students, as they … Read More

Michael DohertyDVD Review: Children Of The Stars

Book: The Courier (Gerald Brandt)

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The Courier Gerald Brandt DAW Published March 1st ISBN: 0756411394 (ISBN13: 9780756411398)       Kris is a motorcycle courier in a dystopian future of walled, multi-layered cities where fresh air and light come at a hefty premium. Corporations run everything, and they constantly send information from office to office via couriers when the information is too sensitive to trust … Read More

JL JamiesonBook: The Courier (Gerald Brandt)

Movie Trailer: Independence Day Resurgence Trailer 2!

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They’re back! 20 years after the original stormed into theaters, a film I still love by the way, ID:R is just around the corner. I am absolutely here for Jeff Goldblum and President Sela friggin’ Ward even if I am still a little sore that Mae Whitman isn’t in it. The previous film was a special effects marvel and it … Read More

Garon CockrellMovie Trailer: Independence Day Resurgence Trailer 2!

RIP Joanie Laurer, Saying Goodbye to a Wrestling Legend

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Chyna/Joane Lauer

  Joanie Laurer, better known as Chyna, (27 December 1969-20 April 2016) was a woman of many facets. From modeling to acting, wrestling, body building, and writing, Joanie was a huge influence on many young(ish) women. Queen of the Ring From the first time she jumped into the ring in 1997 for the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) she was a … Read More

Robin LynnRIP Joanie Laurer, Saying Goodbye to a Wrestling Legend