Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Announce - Disney's Live-Action Adventure - DUMBO - Arrives on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K June 25

A Disney Legend for a New Generation Comes Home On Digital,
4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Movies Anywhere June 25

DUMBO, the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Fall in love again with this heartfelt story when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD - with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, bloopers an

New & Expanded "Rick and Morty" Product Collabs Coming so Get Schwifty!


New Partnerships Include State Bicycle Company,
Teenage Engineering & Wizards of the Coast, 
with Launches Timed to Debut of
All-New Episodes on Adult Swim
As fans eagerly await the recently-revealed November 2019 return of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is announcing a robust lineup of new licensing and merchandising partnerships, which will launch throughout 2019. The pop culture phenomenon, which was awarded 2018’s Top License of the Year Award, continues to be a dominating force in both entertainment and consumer products. 
With over 500 products launching this year alone, the 2019 LIMA Award-nominated property has expanded into new categories such as bicycles, custom jewelry and pet products, among others, most launching around the November premiere. CNE continues to focus on bringing Rick and Morty fans personalized products tied to their favorite episodes and events, creating unique and exciting ways for consumers to engage with the series beyond programmatic windows. The expansive release slate of consumer products showcases the reach of the show’s fandom through various categories including apparel, accessories, home decor, publishing, toys, games, electronics and more. 
Key collaborations coming throughout 2019 include:

Considered the leading street wear jewelry brand in hip-hop culture, King Ice will bring Rick and Morty to life in an brand-new way. Offering the first-ever jewelry collaboration between the two brands, the collection will include 3D-designed iced out pendants and rings featuring the cast of characters, with an anticipated release in August 2019.

The rebel backpack company with a commitment to counter culture expands its existing Adult Swim partnership with a collection of edgy, color-soaked bags inspired by the show.
Launching October 2019, the limited-edition MeUndies x Rick and Morty collection will be available in the brand’s softer-than-soft underwear and loungewear for men and women. This limited-edition fan art inspired design features hand-drawn, original artwork of the show’s iconic characters and beloved villains in one of MeUndies’ community’s most requested prints.
Rick and Morty pet lovers will be able to express both their fandom for the series and passion for their furry companions with this first-time collaboration launching Fall 2019. The line will include dog and cat apparel, toys, collars, leashes, treats and more available in select retail stores across North America.
Combining quality urban cycling with premium design, this Rick and Morty limited-edition collection will include bikes, jerseys and accessories including water bottles and bar tape. Products will be available in US and Canada at authorized dealers and on with an anticipated launch in Q4 2019.
Emmy™ Award-winning producer Justin Roiland will step into the role of inventive mad scientist with Swedish consumer electronics company Teenage Engineering. Together, they  created a limited-edition pocket operator (PO-137), a vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone offering 8 different voice character sampling options, all voiced by Roiland himself plus custom Rick and Morty visuals for each. Other features of the operator include animated LCD display, folding stand, 120-seconds sample memory, alarm clock and much more.
The pocket operator (check it out here) will be available online starting in July & as well as available in store later this fall. It will be sold for $129.

Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty
Tabletop Roleplaying Game Adventure
The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family! What could possibly go wrong? Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Cartoon Network Enterprises to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a rickrolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1-3.
Plus, the fan-favorite crossover comic mini-series continues with Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape from Oni Press, Wizards of the Coast, IDW Publishing and CNE, with the first issue release on September 18and 3 more issues to follow.

Once upon a game, Rick, Morty and the Smith family went on magical D&D adventures… now, magical D&D adventures are coming to Earth, and no one will survive the Painscape!
The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family! Fan-favorite dice-dependent Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Savage Sword of Conan) re-teams up with Eisner-nominated cartoonist Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Powerpuff Girls) to destroy Adult Swim’s pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game that once used the term “THAC0.”
In addition to the Dungeons & Dragons comic book collaboration, Oni Press will reach another milestone with the release of issue #50 of the ongoing Rick and Morty comic book series on May 29. Just revealed last week, the landmark issue will include two very special variant covers of Rick and Morty creators and executive producers, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, from artist Julieta Colás. Issue #50 will be 49-pages in length, with 40 pages of story and a total of three covers.
Key Rick and Morty Collaborations
Already Released in 2019:

Primitive Skate
The Los Angeles-based skating company's  Rick and Mortypartnership includes skateboards, apparel, accessories, stickers and much more. See the complete line here.

This is the first collaboration between Adult Swim and Stance, the US sock, underwear and t-shirt brand, launching a two-style Rick and Morty sock collection. One pair features Rick and Morty as space aliens while the second pair features the famous Szechuan Dipping sauce and nuggets.

The premiere clothing brand known for standout printed apparel developed a global 19-piece collection that includes Rick and Morty inspired dresses, blouses, swimwear, t-shirts and more. See the complete collection here.

The Italian athletic shoe, clothing and accessory company will release the second wave of its Rick and Morty collection which first debuted in November with a sold-out two sneaker pack. 
The Parisian read-to-wear streetwear brand gives fans a collection of t-shirts and hoodies, available internationally online here and in brick-and-mortar Elevenparis stores across France. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


American Dad!

"Wild Women Do"
Monday June 17 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Jeff is forced to take Francine out for a not-so-wild night on the town. Klaus forces Steve to watch his celebrity impressions.
The Detour


"The Search"
Tuesday June 18 at 10:30pm ET/PT

The Parkers embark on a world-wide search to find their runaway daughter Delilah.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Wednesday June 19 at 10:30pm ET/PT


Unearthed by the docu-series Collection Complete (which takes an in-depth look into the lives of artists and the collections that fuel their work, as presented by Gemr, an app for collectors worldwide), the show’s latest episode takes a look at the impact of horror cinema on Los-Angeles based filmmaker and collector Sean Clark, as well as one of the items which reside within his jaw-dropping private collection of screen-used props: a Child’s Play doll from 2017’s Cult of Chucky.
A deep dive into Clark’s life-long fascination with genre film, the episode focuses on his preschool introduction to horror via the films The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, screen-used items from the latter director’s 1981 film The Funhouse which now exist in Clark’s collection, and one particularly creepy Good Guys doll which shares a shelf in his home with another diminutive demon, the evil Annabelle from The Conjuring films.
The series’ seventeenth episode (future installments are set to showcase other items in Clark’s collection, including a screen-used Hellraiser box and The Resonator prop from 1986’s From Beyond), past episodes of Collection Complete have ventured into the personal collections of filmmakers Mike Mendez of Tales of Halloween fame and designer, artist and pinup Micheline Pitt, among others.
What’s more, for the next four weeks, those who create a free account at’s horror club HERE will have a chance to WIN an Officially Licensed Child’s Play 2 Chucky Doll from Trick or Treat Studios (valued at over $500.00!) signed by the original Child’s Play director Tom Holland!
Collection Complete Horror Club Giveaway link:
Subscribe to the series' Youtube channel here to see previous episodes of Collection Complete, and for more on Collection Complete, ‘like’ them on Facebook here and follow them on Instagram at CollectionComplete and on Twitter at @CollectionComp.
Gemr is the leading platform for collectors to discover, display, discuss and buy & sell collectibles.  With over 75 million collectors worldwide, Gemr offers a vertically-integrated platform for all levels of collecting. Gemr currently has over 570,000 useres and over 540 unique clubs covering anime, gaming, horror, sci-fi, sports and more. Visit Gemr at or download the app to join the Gemr world.  
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Monday, May 27, 2019

Godzilla: Aftershock Graphic Novel Review

Godzilla Aftershock is a graphic novel bridge between Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which will open in theaters in the United States on Friday, May 31, 2019. After a brief prologue of an ancient society that worshipped what will be come to be known as titans, we jump ahead to 2014 where evidence left behind in stone etchings leads to the capture of a British/American dual citizen that knows more than he is letting on. Soon enough, a giant Muto attack occurs and the base is devastated. After Monarch, the clandestine secret agency that monitors such things, arrives in the aftermath of the attack, an investigation team located a mysterious cave where they discover a terrible plot to set loose the titans upon the Earth and there are far more than what was previously thought. This leads to confrontations between Godzilla and the Giant Muto and the Monarch Agents against the anarchistic group lead by the British/American operative.

Characters that we will actually get to see in the new film are introduced here as well as some extra background on the nature of these ancient beasts though none of the classics outside of Godzilla appear in this graphic novel, which is a shame since a giant Muto like creature simply is not exciting. Fortunately, anyone who sees the film does not have to worry about what happens in this graphic novel since this bridge is simply an enhancement for the fans and not much else. I liked the art a lot, but the story was slow. Anyway, Godzilla: Aftermath is available now at comic shops and online courtesy of Legendary Comics.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Fright Night: "Monster Brawl": Crypt.TV Monster Universe Episode - 1 Review

Well when I first heard about this, I thought it would be the monsters fighting each other "Mortal Kombat" style, but I have to admit, I got sucked into this episode even though this is more of the same from a channel that has inventively created an imaginative monster universe with professional quality effects and so forth. I know for horror fans, the monsters are the antiheroes of a sort, but when things become too nihilistic, it will alienate the casual viewer. Things I hope they avoid are, killing off the protagonist either off screen or right away without regard to his story and the potential created by giving us hints of a larger background and story to contrast against these monsters. I want to see the characters (fleshed out) and I want to see monsters fight because the weekly slaying of some morally questionable person loses it's entertainment value week after week because they have no way to survive. So shake it up Crypt Keepers cause monsters are only as fun as how they are used. Thank you and you're welcome.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Friday, May 24, 2019

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of June 9, 2019

Week of June 9, 2019

“Just the Tip”

Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

In the wake of Virginia being shot, the crew must regroup to face their off-kiltered new adversaries, Mac (Michael Horse) and Melba Lovestone (Rebecca Creskoff), so they can run Bayside Rapture Casino like the bosses they are.

Directed by Dale Stern
Written by Eliot Laurence
Created by Eliot Laurence

Animal Kingdom 
“Man Vs. Rock"

Tuesday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

As Craig (Ben Robson) feels the pressure of pulling off Frankie’s (Dichen Lachman) increasingly complicated job, J (Finn Cole) grows frustrated with Mia (Sohvi Rodriguez). Deran (Jake Weary) tries to get Pope (Shawn Hatosy) out of the house, and Smurf (Ellen Barkin) decides she needs answers.

Directed by Solvan Naim
Written by Bradley Paul
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for television by Jonathan Lisco