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Box Office Report: Purge Lasts More Than 12 Hours by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(June 10, 2013)
If I were to bet on what new film arriving this week would have won the box office, it would not have been The Purge. With an opening weekend of 36 million plus, the thriller earned back its budget and then some.

A Timeline History of Superman: Part 1 by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(June 10, 2013)
Contrary to what a lot of people may think, Superman was not the first superhero. Costumed heroes date back to such characters as The Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro in the early 1900s; Buck Rogers in the 1920s; pulp heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Th

Shock-O-Rama: Summer Evenings at the Drive-In: Part 3 by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(June 06, 2013)
As you cram half a dozen of your friends into the trunk and roll up to the ticket booth with deception in your heart, the hope and promise of a mischievous evening at the drive-in dawns even as the sun sets. Giant monster movies and teen sex comedies were

10 Films That Would Have Been Better As Twilight Zone Episodes by Michael Henley, Contributing Writer
(June 04, 2013)
Few television shows have been as influential as Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone, which from 1959-1964 tantalized audiences with a weekly, heady cocktail of speculative fiction, social commentary and stark morality plays heavy on tidy, weighted iron

Mania Box Office Report: The After for Shyamalan by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(June 03, 2013)
The totals are in and it looks as if another weekend belongs to the Fast & Furious 6. Making it the second summer movie to take its following weekend. The first was Iron Man 3, a feat that Star Trek Into Darkness did not accomplish.

Wizard World Philadelphia Cosplayers 2013 by Robert T. Trate and Kimberly McCall, Critics and Photographers
(June 03, 2013)
This weekend, in the city of brotherly love, Wizard World Philadelphia landed. An incredible amount of talent attended the Con this year. There were several panels featuring cast members from The Walking Dead, Firefly, Buffy, Charmed, and even William Shat

Shock-O-Rama: Summer Evenings at the Drive-In: Part 2 by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 29, 2013)
Welcome back for part two of Shock-O-Rama's summer time glance into the sub genres which really shined on the drive-in silver screens of yesteryear. Last week in PART ONE I dissected what made giant monsters tick (found out that it's love) and explored the

Mania Box Office Report: Too Fast To Catch by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(May 28, 2013)
Sorry for the delay in posting the Box Office Report. As you know this was a holiday weekend and that extra day matters to Hollywood. The winner for the weekend was the sixth installment of The Fast and Furious franchise. With a weekend total of $96,791,00

Shock-O-Rama: Summer Evenings at the Drive-In: Part One by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 22, 2013)
youthfully balmy temperatures loom just over the horizon, I've got one season centric movie going experience on my mind. The Drive-In, that beating heart of Americana, is more than simply an extension of our car centric culture aligning with our love of th

Mania Box Office Report: Into Darkness Soars by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 19, 2013)
The Summer has really kicked into high gear with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. There was the Friday release, as well as a Star Trek Fan Night all contributing to the 84 Million opening weekend. What is shocking is, that Into Darkness is being con

TOP 10 GREATEST STAR TREK VILLAINS by Michael Henley, Contributing Writer
(May 16, 2013)
Many icons can trace their longevity to the breadth and depth of their rogues gallery, and Star Trek has a pretty great one. As Trek once again plans to expand its collection of villains by one (or perhaps not?), here’s a look back at ten villains who ma

TOP TEN LAMEST STAR TREK ALIENS by Michael Henley, Contributing Writer
(May 15, 2013)
The Star Trek universe is massive, and over 47 years, much of it has been charted. But for every Klingon, Romulan, or any other species that is a treasure of storytelling, there are the aliens that are…lame. Here are ten Trek aliens that one should skip

TOP TEN PLOT TWISTS IN STAR TREK HISTORY by Michael Henley, Contributing Writer
(May 14, 2013)
For many of us, Star Trek is our comfort food. We love the dependability of it, the consistency. But every once in a while, there came moments in Star Trek that wowed us. Ones that justified our devotion, our obsession. These are the moments that make Star

TOP TEN ODDEST MOMENTS IN STAR TREK HISTORY by Michael Henley, Contributing Writer
(May 13, 2013)
Star Trek is awesome. But every once in a while...it makes mistakes. Give a franchise enough time, and it’ll occasionally slip up. Trek is no exception. Here are the ten moments from the final frontier (some of them pretty entertaining anyway) that make

Mania Box Office Report: Iron Man 3, Still on Top by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 12, 2013)
Why is it that second movie of the summer is always more of a drama or big budget art house flick. Don’t get me wrong, I love films like The Great Gatsby, but why even bother? Alternate programing? Way back when a movie would get sold out and people woul

Shock-O-Rama: Monsters of the Minds Eye by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 08, 2013)
How do you measure the worth of a man's life?

In Memoriam: Ray Harryhausen by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 07, 2013)
I feel quite fortunate to have first caught Ray Harryhausen as he was meant to be seen – a summer matinee at my neighborhood theater – before he retired from moviemaking. The movie was Clash of the Titans (the good one), and I was nine. I can’t imag

Mania Box Office Report: King Iron Man by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(May 05, 2013)
Well the summer has now officially begun. Which among you did not see Iron Man 3? Well the good news is, if you didn’t, you will contribute to it’s second weekend.

Shock-O-Rama: Fear is The Key by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(May 01, 2013)
A year ago this weekend I made what's become an annual cult cinema pilgrimage to Philadelphia for Exhumed Films' eX-Fest II. The event is a twelve hour indulgence of all things rare, exploitative, and sleazy in 35mm (a format which regular readers know my

The Summer of '83: The Hunger by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(April 30, 2013)
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern. Before that, film bloodsuckers tended to ooze around in Rudolph Valentino capes, using their ungodly charisma to compensate for their dated fashion sense. The few exceptions – G

The Summer of '83: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(April 29, 2013)
Vampire movies were always cool, but it took The Hunger to make them modern. Before that, their bloodsuckers tended to ooze around in Rudolph Valentino capes, using their ungodly charisma to compensate for their rather dated fashion sense. The few exceptio

Mania Box Office Report: Iron Man 3 - World Numbers by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(April 28, 2013)
Maniacs, Pain and Gain won the weekend. Last week’s big Sci-Fi film, Oblivion, fell to the second spot. Pain and Gain taking the number one spot is great for Michael Bay. That news is insignificant compared to Iron Man 3. That’s right Maniacs, Iron Man

Shock-O-Rama: The Night of a Thousand Cats by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Critic
(April 24, 2013)
The Night of Thousand Cats is an experience. Not unlike the freakish weather we've been experiencing over the last few years, this film requires that a number of things align in it's favor for optimum impact. Working best when viewed with a group of exploi

Final Lone Ranger Trailer and Chat by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(April 17, 2013)
Disney and Yahoo Movies are having special event today. Tune-in to THE LONE RANGER trailer debut and live stream Q&A exclusively on Yahoo. The Q&A will feature Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer at 1:00pm PST

Shock-O-Rama: The Godfather Squad by Chuck Francisco, Columnist and Comic Geek
(April 17, 2013)
Whenever I want to watch a Kung-Fu film, the first thing that I need to decide is exactly what flavor I'm in the mood for. Wushu epic or inventive Jackie Chan fun fest? Golden Harvest classic or something more modern staring Jet Li.