In 1993, a breakthrough new technology gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing. In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. Intelligence Community designated genetic editing a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Dwayne Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created super creatures tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
Geek Music Episode 144: Insane Ian #4
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to Insane Ian. This is a banked episode, appropriately recorded on April Fool’s Day 2018 (which was also Easter), so we talk about non-timely stuff. I included a couple of tracks from his most recent release, Yet Another B-Side Collection, which was actually released the day we recorded! Also, his Reviewsicals album is currently available for
Geek Music Episode 143: dot.darkness
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to the members of dot.darkness. Their latest release is Polymorph, an eclectic mix of electronic music that started out as dumb ideas (their words, not mine!) and ended up as some really great
Contest: Win Chappaquiddick on Blu-ray and DVD!
The tragic and haunting events that defined the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy unfold in the riveting thriller, Chappaquiddick. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to immense critical praise. The film’s all-star cast includes Jason Clarke (Winchester, Zero Dark Thirty, Everest), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, 127 Hours), Ed Helms (TV’s The Office, The Hangover), and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Best Actor, Nebraska,
Geek Music Episode 142: Grace Kendall
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Grace Kendall. Their latest release is three “verifiably favorable discs” about A Series of Unfortunate Events (one for each book, plus a bonus track about Beatrice). They’ve also written many Harry Potter-based (wrock) tunes which you should check out as
Contest: Win Krystal on DVD!
William H. Macy directs an all-star cast in this comedic drama about Taylor (Nick Robinson), a young, sheltered man with a strange heart condition. When Taylor meets his dream woman, Krystal (Rosario Dawson) — a beguiling ex-addict with a sixteen-year-old son — Taylor pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. Past transgressions collide with young love, causing complications for Taylor, his family, and Krystal, as Taylor learns what it means to live without fear and finally become a
Contest: Win Lean on Pete on Blu-ray and Digital!
Fifteen-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi), and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), help Charley fill the void of his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him, as Charley and Pete embark on an unforgettable odyssey to find a place they can call
Geek Music Episode 141: Shubzilla and Bill Beats (Explicit)
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Shubzilla and Bill Beats. Their latest release is Boomers V.2, their follow up to 2015’s Boomers. And listen for some details about upcoming releases as
The Judas Priest full album release, Screaming For Vengeance, that I reported last week is now available for download on the XBox 360 version of Rock Band. It will be up on the Playstation Network later in the week. The download options with XBox pricing are: The Hellion / Read More
Diamond Comics Distribution has announced their numbers for March 2008, and here’s a rundown of the top ten comics and graphic novels for the month. Top Comic Books: Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1 New Avengers #39 Thor #7 Amazing Spider-Man #552 Uncanny X-Men #496 Buffy Read More
Major Nelson has announced that this week’s addition to the XBox Live Arcade will be Lost Cities, an adaptation of a popular Eurogame that’s being brought to the XBox 360 by Sierra Online. It will be selling for 800 MS Points ($10), and I think this will be a must-buy Read More
After all the hype and hoopla, it’s almost here, and this is your chance to grab a free copy! I’ll be giving away one copy of Grand Theft Auto IV to the winner of this contest, and you’ll get your choice of the XBox 360 version or the Playstation 3 version. Read More
Actress Moon Bloodgood is in final talks to join the cast of the fourth Terminator movie. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins stars Christian Bale as John Connor and is directed by McG. Bloodgood, best known from the brief NBC series Journeyman, would be the female lead for Read More
This weekend at the New York Comic Con, director Guillermo Del Toro announced that Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane will be voicing the new character Johann in the upcoming film Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. In the comics, Johann Kraus is a disembodied psychic spirit that lives Read More
The live action Death Note film, based on the award winning manga, will have a special two-night showing throughout the United States in May. Viz Pictures, in coordination with National Cinemedia, is presenting the debut at over 300 theaters at 7:30pm on May 20 and May 21. Read More
With Grand Theft Auto 4 releasing next week, the big new game releases are few and far between this week. There are a few notable Wii releases, such as the new MarioKart Wii with the wheel peripheral, but unless you’re dying to play Cory in the House on your DS, Read More
This week’s biggest new releases for home video include the blockbuster monster movie Cloverfield, the second season of Friday Night Lights, and the American remake of the Japanese horror film One Missed Call. Here’s the full list: Cloverfield Friday Night Lights: The Read More
Why is there an article about the Amazon Kindle on your Fandomania? Because it’s the most awesome gadget I’ve gotten in a long time. My own Kindle arrived last week, and I’m in full swing of trading out my physical book collection for the digital versions. I Read More
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