The 9th Raider
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Posted by Bill Casticart
Science fiction has been one of the most fascinating and popular genres in popular culture. Movie franchises such as Star Wars, for example, have become billion-dollar series on the back of fantastical technologies and advanced developments which captured the imagination of millions of fans. In... + continue reading
Trash Compactor Show Socks
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
The Comicsgate comic book crowdfunding movement has produced a lot of material since its inception. (And, to be honest, has not produced in some infamous cases as well.) However, one group of fans in the community has stepped outside the box to provide oddities for a laugh. Yellow plastic... + continue reading
The deformed Hangman of BACKWOODS.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
Thomas Smith directs BACKWOODS, a low-budget horror with some surprisingly good effects and a decent attempt at a plot twist. In fact, the post-credits ending is a rather neat payoff -- you just have to endure the entire movie before that. It's akin to watching Simone Biles stick the landing after... + continue reading
Bombshell of the Month 12-2020 Edwin Davis
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Posted by Critical Blast Staff
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met... + continue reading
Christmas Chronicles 2
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
Kurt Russell is the most unique choices to cast in the role of Santa Claus. He's also one of the best choices, as this Santa is not just a kind and gentle spirit, he's also a man of action. THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is a sequel to the original in the same vein as the sequels to THE SANTA CLAUSE... + continue reading
The 9th Raider
Trash Compactor Show Socks
The deformed Hangman of BACKWOODS.
Bombshell of the Month 12-2020 Edwin Davis
Christmas Chronicles 2

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The 9th Raider
Thursday, 03/12/20
Science fiction has been one of the most fascinating and popular genres in popular culture. Movie franchises such as Star Wars, for example, have become billion-dollar series on the back of fantastical technologies and advanced developments which captured the imagination of millions of fans. In fact, sometimes we have seen those technological... + continue reading
Trash Compactor Show Socks
Wednesday, 02/12/20
The Comicsgate comic book crowdfunding movement has produced a lot of material since its inception. (And, to be honest, has not produced in some infamous cases as well.) However, one group of fans in the community has stepped outside the box to provide oddities for a laugh. Yellow plastic wristbands. Foam can coozies. Tchotchkes. But here's the... + continue reading

Movies

The 9th Raider
Thursday, 03/12/20
Science fiction has been one of the most fascinating and popular genres in popular culture. Movie franchises such as Star Wars, for example, have become billion-dollar series on the back of... + continue reading

Television

Christmas Chronicles 2
Sunday, 29/11/20
Kurt Russell is the most unique choices to cast in the role of Santa Claus. He's also one of the best choices, as this Santa is not just a kind and gentle spirit, he's also a man of action. THE... + continue reading

Music

Paul Winter's Light of the Sun
Tuesday, 10/11/20
When I say that the music on this CD is fresh as fresh air, I mean that in a much deeper sense than the first thing that may pop into your mind. In his own words, Paul Winter wanted this album to... + continue reading

Books

Star Wars Book of Lists
Wednesday, 04/11/20
When I was a middle schooler in the late 70s and early 80s, there were two books that would publish new editions which were required reading (three for me, if you count the Overstreet Price Guide to... + continue reading

Comics

The Slow Pokes #1
Thursday, 26/11/20
Move over Sharknado -- there's a new species set to wreak havoc in a made-for-TV way. Steve Urena's SLOW POKES is the kind of fun schlock you'd expect to find on 1990s Syfy late at night, in terms... + continue reading

Interviews

Amulet Kazu Kabuishi
Sunday, 27/09/20
Between FLIGHT, COPPER, paperback cover illustrations of the Harry Potter books, and eight volumes of the best-selling graphic novel AMULET (with a ninth in the works), writer/artist Kazu Kibuishi is... + continue reading

Live Entertainment

Melissa Felps (let) as Princess Philoclea, Clayton Humburg as the Amazon Cleophila, and the Arcadians, singing "Our Lips Are Sealed," in New Line Theatre's HEAD OVER HEELS, 2020. Photo credit: Jill Ritter Lindberg.
Tuesday, 10/03/20
If you've never attended a New Line Theatre musical, Head Over Heels, a fun “jukebox” musical conceived and written by Avenue Q's Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder, would be a... + continue reading

Home Video

Hobbit LOTR 4K
Saturday, 28/11/20
With much of the world being risk-averse to crowds of shoppers this year, it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that online sales are going to be through the roof for Black Friday and beyond. And... + continue reading

Sports

Gym Newbie (Picture: Triyo Fitness)
Wednesday, 25/11/20
There are several very different pieces of equipment in the gym. Learning to use them all correctly can seem overwhelming to the newbie. You might even be slightly uncomfortable with so many eyes... + continue reading

Geek Chic

Trash Compactor Show Socks
Wednesday, 02/12/20
The Comicsgate comic book crowdfunding movement has produced a lot of material since its inception. (And, to be honest, has not produced in some infamous cases as well.) However, one group of fans... + continue reading

Culture

Bombshell of the Month 12-2020 Edwin Davis
Tuesday, 01/12/20
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Trailers

Greatland Trailer poster
Friday, 23/10/20
GREATLAND is the film that 2020 demanded be made. Imagine the stated dream of every protester made manifest -- a phantasmagorical Utopia absent of genders and judgments, draped in candy-coated... + continue reading

Gaming

Psychic as Plot Device
Thursday, 12/11/20
No matter the genre of film or TV show, some tropes remain universal. One of these is the fortune-teller or the psychic. Such readers are consulted when characters are stuck. Or indeed when the plot... + continue reading

Toys

Shazam - Magic and Monsters
Friday, 26/06/20
We saw this hinted at in the last LEGO BATMAN animated movie, FAMILY MATTERS. It was more than just an Easter Egg when Batman received assistance from a young boy named Billy Batson, as was revealed... + continue reading

Contests

Josie and the Pussycats BD
Wednesday, 04/11/20
Fifty years ago, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS jumped out of the comic books and into our televisions, where every Saturday morning they would put on another show and run into another dastardly villain... + continue reading