Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!

GenreOnline will be taking a hiatus until the new year. I wish you all a very Happy Holiday regardless of what you celebrate or don't celebrate and a Happy New Year too. Thank you.

Mark A. Rivera
Writer, Reviewer, Editor, Webmaster
The Web Resource For Home Video Entertainment & More!

Suburbicon Get to Know the Neighborhood on Digital January 23, 2018 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 6, 2018





Get to Know the Neighborhood on Digital January 23, 2018 
and on Blu-ray & DVD February 6, 2018


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – “Immensely stylish and darkly funny” (Brian Viner, Daily Mail), director George Clooney’s suspenseful thriller SUBURBICON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 6, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives on Digital January 23, 2018.


The idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Academy Award®winner Matt Damon*) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface lies a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems.  When a break-in leads to the shocking murder of his wife, Gardner must navigate the town’s underbelly of deceit and violence to protect his family from further harm.  “Full of twists and turns” (Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast),SUBURBICON also stars Academy Award®winner Julianne Moore** and Oscar Isaac.


The SUBURBICON Blu-ray is packed with over 50 minutes of bonus content. Join Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac as they dive into the making of SUBURBICON and discuss everything from the script to casting and more. Plus, check out the film’s unique score and find out how the composer was inspired by the storyline. Also included is a commentary by writer/director George Clooney and writer Grant Heslov.


The SUBURBICON Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles.  The Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:  


  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Commentary by George Clooney and Grant Heslov
    • Welcome to Suburbicon
    • The Unusual Suspects: Casting
    • Scoring Suburbicon

Bigscreen and Paramount Home Media Distribution announce debut of Top Gun in virtual reality

Bigscreen and Paramount Home Media Distribution announce debut of Top Gun in virtual reality


Social virtual reality platform Bigscreen delivers a new home viewing experience


Bigscreen and Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that Top Gunwill be screened in 3D in Bigscreen’s virtual reality software. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST on December 29th fans can enter Bigscreen’s virtual theater lobby and have the option of meeting friends before entering the cinemas to watch a screening of Top Gun in 3D.  The film will be shown at regular intervals for a period of 24 hours.


Bigscreen utilizes virtual reality to make users feel like they are in a physical movie theater, watching movies on a giant screen with immersive sound and lighting. With voice chat and avatars, Bigscreen also offers a social experience, allowing users in different locations to feel like they are sitting next to their friends watching movies or TV shows, browsing the web, and more.


“This is an innovative way to bring the immersive and social movie theater experience into the comfort of the home,” said Darshan Shankar, CEO and founder of Bigscreen.


“Bigscreen’s virtual reality platform offers a new way for fans to experience films in their homes,” said Bob Buchi, President Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures.  “We’re excited to be a part of this experiment using cutting-edge technology to give fans a new entertainment option.”


This event is only available to people in the United States, requires a VR headset, and a Windows 10 PC. Supported VR headsets include the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Users can view Top Gun for free by downloading Bigscreen’s free application from the Oculus Store, Steam Store, or the Microsoft Store.


For full showtime information, please visit


Bigscreen is developing a content lineup to regularly screen more movies, TV shows, and video content in its virtual movie theater each week in 2018.


England Is Mine: On Becoming Morrissey Blu-ray Disc Review

The Following Blu-ray Disc Review Contains Major Spoilers.

England Is Mine is a biographical dramatization of the early life of Stephen Morrissey, the lead singer of the 1980’s iconic alternative band, The Smiths and later he went on to enjoy a successful solo career. I met Morrissey while he was shopping for music at the Virgin Mega Store Time Square in the 1990s. I was amazed by how down to Earth he was and engaging as well. I only got to speak to him for a few minutes before fans began to descend upon him, but I am very glad that I was able to share a few words with him and he seemed interested in what I had to say. I loved The Smiths in high school and felt the fusion between Morrissey’s singing and lyrics and Johnny Marr’s rocking guitar was what made The Smiths stand out and to this day new generations of teenagers and college kids discover Morrissey and The Smiths as a voice for the universal angst of generations.

England Is Mine focuses upon a very specific time in Morrissey’s life from 1976 to the early 1980s when Morrissey goes to see Johnny Marr after having met him for the first time a day or so before and having shared some similar taste in music and style. Morrissey is depicted as being a somewhat introverted and bookish young man from what I describe as a blue-collar middle class family in Manchester not too unlike what I imagine a lot of people who grow up in western society experience. He simply does not fit in with following what is expected of him, which is to get a job in an office or a hospital and work and live what I think he consider a humdrum life devoid of any dreams or aspirations toward working within the arts. He makes friends with young woman who paints and a guitarist that help bring him out of his shell. However when both of his friends leave for artistic opportunities in London, Morrissey must find the strength within to become his own man. Then one day Johnny Marr knocks on his door. That’s it. That is the whole movie and that is about as much depth we get, which I think is a big problem with the film. At approximately 95 minutes, I felt the film ends just when it starts to get interesting. I never felt much emotional attachment for any of the characters and compared to other biopics like one produced about the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis entitled Control, which was produced by one of the producers of this film, England Is Mine feels like a TV movie more than a feature film and it just lacks enough emotional resonance that made me feel as though I understood Morrissey as a human being better after seeing the movie than I did before. That is why I opened this review with my brief meeting with the real Morrissey in Time Square. I got more out of casually talking with the man than I did watching this whole feature and I just shared a few brief verbal exchanges. I did not interview the guy and I’m pretty sure the experience was more memorable for me than it was for him.

I am sorry too because the film is well acted with Dunkirk star Jack Lowden as Steven Morrissey and the beautiful Jessica Brown Findlay as Morrissey’s painting friend Linda Sterling. Simone Kirby is quite good as Morrissey’s supportive Mother, but even here, the film seems to just show scenes that amount to instances that are repeated throughout the film. Morrissey had some trouble fitting in. Not everyone was nice to him. He had to work in jobs he hated. He stayed up late reading and writing while his father was unsympathetic and told him to get a job. So what? This sounds like the biography of my life and millions of other people except Morrissey got lucky and became famous. He is talented so I only mention luck because there are plenty of untalented people who are famous on the television every day thus talent is not a guarantee of anything anymore than a college guarantee a graduating student a job once he has completed his or her studies. Plus he sort of just starts looking and dressing like the Morrissey we have come to know because he read a lot of books and stared at a picture of James Dean. What was he reading? I don’t know. Why did his father suddenly back off when usually the longer an unemployed son or daughter lives with his parents the greater the anxiety over his future begins to build up in his or her parents. So with no emotional resonance, I think even diehard fans in America at least will be somewhat disappointed by the film’s lack of depth and it’s ending, which as noted above feels like the point when the story was just starting to get interesting.

England Is Mine features a retrospective feature length audio commentary with Director Mark Gill and Star Jack Lowden. Personally I found the featurette Smoke And Mirrors (21:54) with Cinematographer Nicholas D. Knowland, B.S.C. to be far more engaging than any of the other extra features included on this Blu-ray Disc. A behind-the-scenes short entitled Sad Facts Little Known (8:28) is also included along with a somewhat bland motion still gallery (3:42). The film is presented with a beautiful high definition 1080p/24fps AVC encoded picture along with a choice of English DTS-HD MA or English Linear PCM 2.0 Soundtracks and optional English Subtitles.

England Is Mine, also known as England Is Mine: On Becoming Morrissey is available now on Blu-ray Disc at retailers on and offline courtesy of MVD Visual Entertainment Group and Cleopatra Entertainment.

© Copyright 2017 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my friends down under!

Lots of fun! Fantastic plot. Great characters and then there was that American chap?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Blu-ray Disc Set Review

Alternatively referred to as Twin Peaks: The Return when it broadcast on Showtime in the U.S., Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series on Blu-ray Disc is the culmination of over four years of development between series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost to reassemble the cast, some of whom passed away during and after the production, and continue the story in show time 25 years later and layer within it more esoteric symbolism and multiple meanings that could be discussed for years to come. Without revealing any spoilers, the series ending, which has certain hints of what is to come that are easier to spot upon multiple viewings, is probably one of the most divisive conclusions to broadcast and stream on a premium pay cable network since David Chase’s finale to The Sopranos. While David Lynch proves himself to be an American Master Filmmaker of the highest order in what is essentially an 18-hour feature film spread across the summer of 2017, Lynch and Frost greatly expand the Twin Peaks Universe to include locations set in New York, the Midwest, Las Vegas and even other dimensions of existence where the supernatural influences the seemingly unrelated synchronistic events that culminate in an explosive confrontation between malevolent forces and benevolent forces moving characters into place almost like a  cryptic chess game. Star Kyle MacLachlan carries a huge weight with an all star ensemble cast as he portrays no less than three distinct characters that has earned him a well deserved Best Actor Golden Globe nomination and I hope everyone involved with the making of this series will get accolades of some sort of recognition that will boost their respective careers regardless of who they are and what they did. Even as a kind of publicity spokesperson for the show while David Lynch was abroad during the series first premiere airing on Showtime, Mr. MacLachlan represented Twin Peaks in a first rate way, whether it was appearing on television talk shows on both sides of the Atlantic, interacting with fans on Facebook, and attending SDCC 2017, I don’t think anyone outside of Lynch himself could pull off the publicity in such a genuine matter.

For twenty five years, the good FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) has been trapped within the Black Lodge while his doppelganger infused with the demonic spirit known as Bob, has concocted a plan to stay in our reality as he searches for the coordinates to what perhaps could be described as the mother of all evil with the aid of shadowy entities that appear as Dark Woodsmen who serve their master on Earth and beyond. The Black Lodge is a sort of combination of purgatory or the underworld and perhaps even Hell itself. Beyond the veil of time as we understand it, Cooper’s chance at restoring balance and returning to our world are put at risk during an attempt to sabotage his return that results in him coming back in the guise of Insurance Claims Inspector Douggie (MacLachlan), a kind of savant like presence whose actions bring together various old and new characters as well as many Actors that have worked with Lynch before in strange and at times wonderful rendezvous.

The Blu-ray Disc Box Set contains eight discs within a cardboard gatefold with the red curtains and strange floor pattern of the Black Lodge on it as well as disc content details printed upon it too. The outer case is a tableau of the three characters MacLachlan inhabits within the series. All of the episodes as well as extra value content are presented in 16 by 9 1080p full HD resolution while all of the episodes include English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround Sound that captures Lynch’s signature sound design to great atmospheric effect. English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired are also encoded onto all eight discs. Extra value features include on disc one all of the Showtime promo spots (5:44) as well as the Showtime promotional featurette, Phenomenon (14:26) and the episodes on discs one and two can either be viewed in their episodic form or in the broadcast feature length presentations of episodes one and two (1:51:37) and three and four. Disc two also features the Twin Peaks SDCC Panel (1:01:33) complete with David Lynch’s video introduction presented to attendees and later released on YouTube. Disc seven contains a complete crew list for everyone involved in the making of this series (4:02) as well as a behind the scenes documentary by Charles de Lauzirika (27:10) and two behind-the-scenes films by series Actor Richard Beymer (29:23 collectively). All of the Rancho Rosa Logos (2:22) and a photo gallery wrap up the features on the seventh disc.

Finally disc eight contains the multipart feature length behind-the-scenes documentary Impressions: A Journey Behind The Scenes Of Twin Peaks (4:51:07), which sounds as though it was narrated by Werner Herzog even though it is not to my knowledge after checking IMDB while reviewing the extra value materials in this Blu-ray set. Each disc’s interactive menus features various locals from the series in the background at times with jarring sound waves that include the swishing red curtains of the Black Lodge, the floor pattern of the Black Lodge, the waterfalls, the forest, the moon, another forest backdrop and the R&R Café.

This is truly one of the most comprehensive TV sets I have ever reviewed for a television series on Blu-ray Disc and a must have companion to the 2014 Blu-ray Disc set, Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery. Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series is available now on Blu-ray Disc at retailers on and offline courtesy of CBS Blu-ray Disc and Paramount Home Entertainment.

© Copyright 2017 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Monday, December 18, 2017





“A stunning exploration of the dark underbelly of porn.”

-- Filmmaker Magazine


Available on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu, as well as DVD and Blu-ray January 16


Click Here To View a Preview of the Trailer


Brooklyn, NY – December 18, 2017 -- This January, FilmRise will release “Pornocracy,” the provocative exposé on the modern-day porn industry. Directed by former French adult film director Ovidie, the investigative documentary, which was an Official Selection at SXSW 2017, captured international audiences with its shocking and informative presentation of the current changes in the multi-billion dollar X-rated industry. The film will be available on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu, as well as DVD and Blu-ray January 16, 2018.


Pornocracy” is a disturbing look at how the wonders of the internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich. The provocative documentary highlights interspersing interviews with former and current porn stars, directors, studio heads, and CEOs of internet companies that now run the streaming websites. However -- it is now in death cramps due to piracy ruining the market and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.Through an insider’s eye, Ovidie investigates how the arrival of these free streaming websites, which feature amateur and pirated clips, has transformed the way porn is created and consumed.  In her investigation, she exposes how a group of programmers hijacked the adult industry to create a mysterious multinational corporation that virtually controls the entire adult industry worldwide.


As Ovidie states, her film “reveals how a group of ‘geeks’ with no experience in pornography have hijacked the adult industry and are slowly killing it with their controversial financial structures.”


In addition to SXSW, “Pornocracy” was an Official Selection at Denmark’s CPH-DOX and Docville International Documentary Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter called it “A business-centric look at the sex-vid industry,” and Indiewire said “Pornocracy is a service to adult entertainers and brings attention to a troubling trend that should make some think twice before indulging in free porn.”


The film has a running time of 77 minutes and is Not Rated. It is in French and English, with English subtitles.



FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company’s releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo; and the controversial Sundance hit “White Girl.” Television titles include such classics as “Roseanne” and “3rdRock from the Sun”, as well as the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries” and Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously.”


FilmRise’s recent acquisitions include the acclaimed true crime documentary “I Called Him Morgan”; the multi-Goya award-winning “Truman” starring Ricardo Darin; the box office hit “Harry & Snowman”; “Manifesto” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith; and “My Friend Dahmer” starring Ross Lynch. 




Availability Date: January 16, 2018

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 77 Minutes

Rating: Not Rated

Formats: TVOD/EST, DVD, Blu-ray

Language: French and English with English subtitles

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME arrives on Digital February 6th and Blu-ray & DVD February 20th

“Powerful and inspiring”

- Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston

“Embraces the beauty of the human spirit”

- Michael Granberry, Dallas Morning News









Uplifting Drama Debuts on Digital February 6, 2018 
and on Blu-ray & DVD February 20, 2018 


              HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – “An inspiring, beautiful story about love” (Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME arrives on Blu-ray and DVD 
February 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives on Digital February 6, 2018.

            Based on The New York Times best-selling book, and recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+,SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS MEfollows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life.  But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship.  “Loaded with surprising twists and turns” (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9 ABC Tucson),SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS MEshows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.

            The SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME Blu-ray includes over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes, featurettes, and commentary by director Michael Carney, writer Ron Hall and writer Alexander Foard.  The DVD includes the feature film only.


The SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, German 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and German subtitles.  The Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:  


  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Commentary by director Michael Carney, writer Ron Hall and writer Alexander Foard
    • Love is Patient, Love is Kind—The Making ofSame Kind of Different As Me
    • Filming in Mississippi
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes




            The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and German subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

mother! Blu-ray Disc Review

Troubled by the inconsistencies in the ideology of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas Aquinas sought to raise the level of theological debate through logic.. Seven centuries later despite the flaws in his argument, Aquinas’ postulation that God was The First to push, which cosmologically states that everything that moves must have had something push it and in turn that thing pushes another and so on. The question would further develop from there and is still studied in contemporary books on theoretical physics, meta physics and or philosophy, which is if God created the universe did God have a choice? There is a fringe area in science where the esoteric and the scientific coexist comfortably, especially when one considers regardless of how one interprets God, Theoretical Physicists have long stated that their ultimate goal is to know the mind of God. This question is something that has personally interested me from both a layperson’s perspective and a creative writer’s perception for a long time and it is part of the tapestry of my 2016 science fiction novella, First Mover. First Maker. I find that Auteur Darren Aronofsky’s work often deals with similar esoteric themes that call into question the nature of our being whether it is in his feature film debut Pi or in other films he has directed like The Tree Of Life, Noah, and now most recently with his feature film mother! I would even state that some of his more grounded films like Requiem For A Dream could be looked upon in a similar way even though there are no overt supernatural occurrences in his adaptation of Hubert Selby’s acclaimed novel. However whether it is the Beat Generation Authors and Playwrights or established contemporary filmmakers and storytellers like Darren Aronofsky, a film that presents a point of view that combines elements of Judeo-Christian esotericism with contemporary vision and then sets it within an Octagonal House seemingly isolated from the world and yet encompassing it in total, I like a film that does not give me all the answers, but instead offers the viewer multiple interpretations on what is going on and what is the filmmaker trying to tell us? While some answers may seem more plausible than others, there are not necessarily any right or wrong answers because sometimes the Artist knows not why the Artist does what the Artist does, but the Artist’s work speaks it’s own words based upon the interpretation of the beholder. So I see in it the question Saint Thomas Aquinas asked and have one interpretation, but my perception is neither the only way one can look at mother! nor is it right or wrong either. I could discuss this film for hours and I am sure many have and will do so in the future, but ultimately I feel the viewer should enter this film knowing as little as possible so they can take in the experience for themselves and that is why I will not discuss any story points in this review beyond what I have detailed above. You have to see this film for yourself.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray Disc edition features a beautiful AVC encoded 1080p/24fps high definition presentation depending upon the users own viewing equipment and couples is with an enveloping English Dolby ATMOS Soundtrack that is backwardly compatible with Dolby TrueHD Systems too. A standard definition 16 by 9 enhanced version of the film is included within the two-disc Blue BD case. Both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD versions feature an English Descriptive Audio Track that narrates the action for the visually impaired as well as French and Spanish Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtracks along with English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded as options. The Blu-ray Disc also features standard English Subtitles and a Portuguese Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtrack and optional Portuguese Language Subtitles too. Within the BD case is an insert with a limited time only redeemable code for a Digital Copy for either i’Tunes  or Ultraviolet users. The Blu-ray Disc also includes a documentary detailing the making of the film with extensive high definition behind-the-scenes footage and interviews (29:51) and the makeup effects (6:45) detailing the animatronics creations made for the film too. The interactive menus are all well rendered and easy to navigate.

mother! will debut on Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray Disc combo packs and standard definition DVD sold separately on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at retailers on and offline courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.

© Copyright 2017 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Quick Last Jedi Thoughts. No Spoilers.

Saw the new Star Wars film. It was good. Loved the porgs. Some nice surprises and poignant moments. Star Wars fans should like it. Everyone else, who knows?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Win a copy of Darren Aronofsky's mother! on 4K Blu-ray and a companion book. Contest ends December 19, 2017. Enter now!

Tuesday December 19th will be the home video review debut of Auteur Darren Aronofsky's mother! and courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment, I am giving away a copy of the film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and a companion book too. This contest is open only to people who live in the United States. To enter all you have to do is tell me what is your favorite film directed by Darren Aronofsky. You should send me the name of the film and your mailing address to Put mother! In the subject line. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The prize winner will not receive their prize until January. Only one winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Marvel & ComiXology Announce New Black Panther ComiXology Original Series

For Immediate Release

The Next Exclusive ComiXology Originals Digital Series 

Available today exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99 & 
free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers

New York, NYDecember 13, 2017 Marvel Entertainment and comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, debut the next exclusive comiXology Originals digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live The King, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula Awards (Binti, Who Fears Death), and illustrated by Andre Araujo (Spidey, The Wicked + Divine).

Black Panther is on sale now for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content and available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Black Panther joins The Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, as well as the recently announced The Avengers with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced. 

“I had a lot of questions about Wakanda, so I brought the lens deep into it,” says Nnedi Okorafor. “You'll see the Black Panther interacting with tech-hacking village kids, vibranium-affected wildlife, and off-grid communities in Wakanda known as "mute zones". Not only is this a deeply personal story about T'Challa, you'll also see a side of the African country of Wakanda that no one's seen before. Oh and there's a mysterious monster in the countryside causing problems for everyone.” 

A perfect entry point for new fans and longtime readers alike, Black Panther: Long Live The King is an adventure set in the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ landmark Black Panther run and told in the Mighty Marvel Manner!  As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T’Challa has had to save the world time and again but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T’Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

“Marvel Comic’s Immortal Iron Fists and Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universehave been topping the charts on comiXology,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “These digital exclusives, part of the ComiXology Originals line, continue to add value and interest to our comiXology Unlimited subscription service.”

Fans across the globe have been attracted to Marvel’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground-breaking new publishing series that have driven titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and Black Panther to new heights, alongside perennial favorites like Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.  

This past spring, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read over 10,000 titles including thousands of Marvel Comics single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership, featuring Super Heroes like The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Christmas Tail...

And with almost statue like attention, eyes fixed, nostrils flared and ears tuned, the quartet could feel saliva slowly fill the inside of their mouths as they anticipated the rare, moist and lightly salted treasure coming toward them on a platter. The culmination of all their quiet discipline was just a few moments away. Not even a whimper or a grunt would spoil this moment frozen across all time. Then the little red one farted...
Happy Holidays!

Mark A. Rivera
Writer, Reviewer, Editor, Webmaster
The Web Resource For Home Video Entertainment & More!

Friday, December 1, 2017



Dec. 13th Season Premiere: The Librarians

"...and the Dark Secret"
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 8:00p.m. ET/PT

When a secret sect of the Vatican Church unearths an ancient map detailing the locations of the four cornerstones of the Library of Alexandria (the original Library), it’s up to Flynn and the Librarians – with the help of an unexpected ally – to stop them before the stones can be used to destroy the Library.

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by Marco Schnabel 

"...and the Christmas Thief"

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 8:00p.m. ET/PT

When Santa takes Flynn, Baird and Jenkins on his first vacation in centuries, he leaves his beloved sleigh in the care of the Librarians. But when Ezekiel’s career criminal mother steals the magic door, they must use the sleigh to save her, as well as Christmas itself, from Santa’s Grinch of a brother, the Patron Saint of Thieves. 

Directed by Noah Wyle
Written by Nicole Ranadive

Major Crimes

"Conspiracy Theory: Part 4"
Tuesday, Dec. 26 – 9:00p.m. ET/PT

Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) must make decisions related to her ongoing health problems while arriving at the solution of a series of murders and sexual assaults.

Directed by Michael M. Robin
Written by Duppy Demetrius
Created by James Duff

The Librarians

"...and the Silver Screen"
Wednesday, Dec. 27 – 8:00p.m. ET/PT

When Flynn and Baird are sucked into Baird’s favorite classic Film Noir movie, the Librarians are drawn into the world of movie magic – literally – where they’ll need to perfect their lassoing skills, sharpshooting, and snappy dialogue if they’re going to make it out alive.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Noah Wyle 

A Christmas Story Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 24, at 8:00p.m. ET/PT through Monday, Dec. 25, at 8:00p.m. ET/PT


LAW AND ORDER: SVU – Seasonal Marathons All Month Long
Themed marathons featuring Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), winter, and cold cases will air all throughout December beginning with a ‘Un-Stabler’ marathon on Sunday, December 3 starting at 10am/9c and again on Sunday, December 17 beginning at 11am/10c. Then on Sunday, December 10there will be a ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ marathon beginning at 11am.
LAW AND ORDER: SVU “Un-Stabler Marathon” – 10am-11pm   **NEW TO USA**  
This season of giving, we are gifting you SO MUCH STABLER. Two different marathons in fact, because let’s face it, we know how much you’ve missed him since he retired in season 12. Grab some spiked eggnog and get into the Stabler spirit. On 12/3, tune-in to catch behind the scenes wraps for Syfy’s newest original series “Happy!” starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt.
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. RAW Superstars include Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Big Show, Sasha Banks and The New Day.
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. SmackDown Live Superstars include John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Becky Lynch, Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella and Randy Orton.
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST “Bringing Up Baby” – 10/9c 
Chase and Savannah get more than they bargain for when they give Todd and Julie the weekend off parental duties. With their free time, Todd and Julie rekindle their romance.
THE CROMARTIES “Cro Potty Training” – 10:30/9:30c 
With the birth of the newest Cromartie around the corner, the family decides that they need a bigger van. Then, Terricka and Antonio turn potty training the twins into a friendly competition.
MR. ROBOT “eps3.8_stage3.torrent” – 10/9c  
elliot trolls a former ally. mr. robot leaves cryptic txt. tyrell gets new cmds. tbh darlene’s plan is next level risky biz.
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST “A Very Merry Chrisley” – 7/6c & 10/9c  *ONE-HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL* 
Todd and Julie direct the community nativity play and teach Chloe and Grayson the meaning of Christmas.  But Todd struggles to get into the Christmas spirit when his house is overrun with guests.
PSYCH: THE MOVIE – 8:00pm-10:00pm   *PREMIERE* 
Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), will team up once again, returning to USA Network for the holidays, when the two-hour "Psych: The  Movie" premieres in December 2017. "Psych" creator Steve Franks co-wrote the movie with Roday and will also direct the special. Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Henry (Corbin Bernsen) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) will also return for the movie, which picks up three years after the series finale. The ambitious friends -- along with some returning fan-favorite characters -- come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. A comedic thrill ride follows, as the wild and unpredictable PSYCH team pursues the bad guys, justice …and food!
NCIS (Holiday Marathon) – 10:00am-8:00pm
Jump into the holiday spirit with the NCIS team. Tune into an all-day event featuring our favorite Christmas episodes leading into It’s A Wonderful Life (1946).
LAW AND ORDER: SVU (Baby Its Cold Outside Marathon) – 11:00am-11:00pm
A cold winter’s day calls for staying inside, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, and of course – SVU!  Get cozy on the couch and enjoy a full day of the series’ best cold cases and winter weather on the streets of New York City! Who knows, you might even see Amanda Rollins tackle a guy in a Santa suit!