Author: Juan Muro

Legion M & Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Partnership

Are you ready for what promises to be another awesome partnership with Legion M!? It was announced that Legion M and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment would be partnering to jointly source, develop, and produce community driven original content that not only embraces entertainment fans but also gives them a chance to potentially invest and receive equity in the projects. CSS Entertainment is already growing a network of successful VOD channels.

In addition to “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Being Dad” on Netflix, CSS Entertainment has “Vacation Rental Potential,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes,” and “Going from Broke” in production! Moving forward, Legion M and CSS Entertainment will develop these projects jointly:

·      “POSITV” – A weekly collection of inspirational, uplifting and positive news, stories and real life moments that are submitted by individuals from around the world, curated by the Legion M community.

·      “Comedy Royale” – A next generation sketch comedy show where online viewers play the role of a production executive as up-and-coming creators, actors, comics and comedy troupes compete for cash, prizes and the opportunity to break into the industry.

·      “Up$ide” – At-home viewers become venture capitalists as entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live television.  The audience selects which companies they’ll invest in, receiving equity in return.

·      “New York Rock Exchange” – Solo acts and bands perform on a weekly TV series that puts the audience in a record label’s executive seat.  Participants compete for financial backing to fulfill their rock star dreams while viewers invest in their favorite act and receive equity in the winner’s first studio album and/or tour.

·      “Legion M” – Creators, directors and dreamers pitch their TV or film concepts to an TV audience who “green light” their favorite projects by investing in their productions.  The newly minted fan-producers receive equity once a project reaches its minimum funding goals.

“Partnering with CSS Entertainment comes at an exciting time for Legion M.  Our fourth round of equity crowdfunding is currently open, and we’re building on the momentum of two recent projects that have received unbelievable attention:  MANDY, which had a very successful theatrical release this fall, and our recently announced comic book and feature film project GIRL WITH NO NAME” said Jeff Annison, cofounder and president of Legion M.  “We’re thrilled to be working with CSS Entertainment, and adding uplifting, community-driven series to our growing slate of projects.”

“We are excited to be working with an innovator like Legion M,” said Elana Sofko, COO of CSS Entertainment.  “It’s a great time to take advantage of the changes in the entertainment industry and foster direct relationships with fans in an engaging way.  We look forward to working with Legion M on Screen Media theatrical releases as well as developing and delivering great television series.”

Remember, you can join Legion M WITHOUT investing. This will give you the opportunity to participate in the “members only” forum, and possibly give some input into future projects! It’s definitely a fun group of people to watch grow, as well as the company!! This is exciting news for both companies, and we hope that it ends up being a great partnership!

Elseworlds Crossover Part 1

Hey everyone!! The crossover that happens in the DC TV Universe is some of my most fun TV watching time of the year! Last years stepped up in a big way, and I’m excited for what this year will bring us! From the moment that we see The Monitor on the screen, and Earth 90’s The Flash crawling around a battlefield of downed superheros, you’re sucked in. On top of that, we get introduced to John Deegan, who seems to be the secondary villain, and then we don’t see either of them again, until The Monitor makes an appearance towards the end of the episode. I will say that I’m excited for a villain that has the power to shape what is around our heroes, but not necessarily have to interact with them.

Now onto the main bulk of part 1. Oliver waking up and getting a kiss from Iris saying “what if Barry walks in” is funny to us, but helps establish to Oliver and the viewers, that we have no idea what’s going on. The bulk of this episode focuses on that fact. Why have Oliver and Barry been switched, and the rest of the team finally believing that they have indeed been switched. We don’t learn too much about the two big bads of the crossover, instead opting for a throw away villain, AMAZO. Of course the reason is because everyone needs to establish trust between each other, now that Barry and Oliver have been switched, and a throwaway villain helps bring the team together in the end.

Some of my favorite parts of this episode come when Barry & Oliver jump over to Earth 38, to have Kara help them with the situation at hand. Barry & Oliver first meet Superman, and Oliver’s chest puff reaction is hilarious! PLUS, Barry finally gets some “arrow” revenge on Oliver, with some familiarly placed automatic bows!!

For me, one of the most powerful moments of the episode, aside from the time finally pulling it together in the end (of course) was when Cisco finally breached onto Earth 38 and met Superman. Cisco convinces everyone to come back to fight AMAZO, and Kara asks Clark, if he wants to tag along. Cisco, not having ever met Superman of course, asks “who are you” and we get the awesome Superman suit reveal! It was a very cool moment in what could be, in the future, a Justice League that we fans might actually want to see………………….

Overall it was a good start to the event. Of course we don’t really know quite yet what is going on, aside from Oliver and Barry switching places, but of course that’s in the design of a three night Crossover. It was revealed that part 2 will at least partially be in Gotham, with a formal introduction of Batwoman! I’m definitely excited to see the other two parts, and see how this crossover effects Oliver & Barry, personally, as they must try and learn to be like the other, in order for their powers to work correctly!!

TOTLB S22 Jorja Fox

One of our upcoming #popcultureclassic’s is the 2000 psychological thriller, Memento! In this movie, Jorja Fox, plays Catherine Shelby, Leonard’s wife. We had the opportunity to speak with Jorja Fox about her role in this movie, plus some of her upcoming projects. In Memento Jorja plays a pivotal role in the actions of Leonard, and is one of the biggest reasons for the plot as a whole!

We do get to speak about Roll With Me on Netflix. It is an amazing documentary of a gentleman in a wheelchair, that Jorja produced, plus a small sneak peak at a movie Jorja is doing with Omar Epps and Kate Walsh, entitled “3022.” Take a listen to this awesome interview, and soon you will get to hear us discuss Memento!

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. If you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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TOTLB 100 John Clyde Still

Well folks, it’s finally here. We have finally hit our most momentous episode. Episode 100 is live now. It’s been more than 4 years in the making. We have done a lot of tremendous things in our time as a team. We have interviewed some of the coolest people, not only in the comic book industry, but in the entertainment industry at large. This episode is the culmination of all of those interviews, those years, early mornings, etc.

This episode we do a lot of looking back. Looking back on the good times, the weird times, and some of our funniest moments!! Plus, most of the gang was at Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles recording small parts of episode 100, during Local Comic Book Day! We do all of this with our special guest, John Clyde Still. All of us behind the scenes find out what his real name is, FINALLY, will you? Thank you to everyone who has joined us for all of these episodes, and those who are just jumping into the adventure. We love all of you, and appreciate all of the love that you send our way.

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. If you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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TOTLB S21 Legion M

Are you ready for a bonus episode!! We spoke with Paul Scanlan, co-founder of Legion M!! Legion M is the world FIRST, fan owned entertainment company!! You, as a fan, can buy shares of the company. You will have a say in what the company invests in, through polls, or scouting, or various other programs!!

Paul spoke to us about how Legion M came to be, and what their goals are. He tells us a story of wanting to unite 1 million fans together, into an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry!! Imagine having 1 million fans all going to see the product that they’ve invested in, what a great way to get some good numbers at the box office!!

We talk about how you can get involved through investing, but also for free. A free membership still affords you the chance to go to the get together events, check out the forums, and try and help steer the company, through opinion. Fourth round of investing is happening right now, with only a $100 minimum, it’s a great time to invest in what we believe to be an awesome start up company, with great goals that we can get behind!! INVEST NOW

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. If you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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25th Anniversary of Hellboy

Are you ready to celebrate with Hellboy!? I know that Jonthan is!! March 23rd marks the 25th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. To celebrate the occasion, Dark Horse has deemed the day “Hellboy Day.” “Seed of Destruction” was introduced in 1994, and fans clamored to the right hand of doom, and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense! In it’s honor, Dark Horse will be publishing a 25th anniversary, promotional edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue 1, with a new cover by Mignola and Dave Stewart!

“When I created Hellboy way back when I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary,” said Mike Mignola. “I’m grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who’ve joined me in telling Hellboy stories for all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans. This thing could not exist without their support and it’s a pleasure every time I get to go out to meet them.”

I’m guessing that your favorite local comic book shop will be putting on a special event, in recognition of such an anniversary. Retailers will be giving away tattoo sheets, right hand of doom bookmarks, and much deals will be had that day! “Hellboy fans: please make sure to tell your retailer you want your local store to participate in this awesome celebration today,” said Matt Parkinson, Dark Horse Vice President of Marketing. “And retailers: look for the December Previews for February on Sale (Issue #363) for details on backlist sales and contest deals, as well as ordering information on the promotional material being created for the event.”

For more information about the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, as well as announcements of Dark Horse Comics’ plans for 2019 to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the first Hellboy comic book, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Adi Shankar joins Superman VS Ku Klux Klan

Adi Shankar, the man who produced Castlevania, Bodied, and created Bootleg Universe, has joined forces with PaperChase films, and Marc Rosen, to bring to life, Superman VS Ku Klux Klan. Superman VS the Ku Klu Klan tells the story of how powerful superhero mythology can be, at a time when it seemed easier to turn a blind eye.

“Superheroes operate outside the scope of law and offer us hope that someone will rise up and protect us when government and other institutions cannot or will not. This story shows the power of the superhero mythology and it’s tangible impact on the physical world.” Said Shankar.

 

“Adi Shankar has long been inspired to fight for just causes; he has successfully taken on the status quo and broken barriers long seen as insurmountable. This story highlights the power of the people against the alarming resurgence of some the darkest chapters of our country’s past. It is as historical as it is timely, as the nation is once again facing challenges to the principles of truth, justice and ‘The American Way’.” Said Rosen.

 

This will be based on the true life story of Stetson Kennedy. Stetson went undercover to infiltrate the KKK in 1946. With the help of some other powerful organizations, and his undercover information, they were able to bring to light, the cultish nature of the KKK.

The film is currently in development. Casting announcements and more news will be forthcoming.

TOTLB 099 Not At This Table Z2

Holy crap, we are at episode 99!! This is the calm before the storm that will be our season finale next time!! In this episode, our pop culture classic is the 2005 James McTeigue movie, V For Vendetta! We talk about the similarities from the themes in the movie, to the climate that we see in society today. We also delve into the Alan Moore and Grant Morrison feud, and how they’ve changed the world with their magic…….

We also speak with Ryan North, who has worked on other projects (Adventure TimeThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl , etc.), but for this interview we are talking about his time travel manual, How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time TravelerIf you should ever find yourself trapped in the past, THIS is the book that you will need, in order to rebuild society. Imagine that your time machine brakes down in the past, but they are so complicated to fix, it’s easier to rebuild society……sounds insane, but this could be the book that saves your life!! Listen Ryan speak about this hilarious/informative book, and tell us about the time that he got stuck in a hole with his dog!

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. If you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!! PLUS FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH you can support us on Patreon!! A lot of cool extras on there for those who support!!

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APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL

This week sees the release of the graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal! In anticipation of that release, Amuse Inc. & Z2 Comics have released a preview of the graphic novel! The preview contains art from GMB Chomichuk, and explores the origins of the band.

Amuse Group USA and Z2 Comics also announced  that, in response to high demand in Japan, Z2 has prepared a Japanese translation guide for APOCRYPHA. The guide, which directly translates the book line-by-line from English to Japanese, will be available via an exclusive link using a code found in the book. A definitive Japanese edition has not yet been determined.

Apocrypha takes its three protagonists, who have been reincarnated, on a journey through time! The book can be ordered online via AmazonASMARTBarnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; the standard edition of the book will be in comic book stores and bookstores on October 30, 2018 and retail for $24.99. Additionally, new APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL merchandise will be available exclusively at BABYMETAL’s official online store on October 30.

The Last Kingdom Season Three

Are you ready for the next installment of The Last Kingdom!? Based on Bernard Cornwell’s best selling books of the same name, the series will drop in the US, and the UK on November 19th! And for the first time all ten episode of The Last Kingdom will arrive on Netflix at the same time! That way you can binge through the season, and not have to wait weekly!

The new season will see King Alfred consider his legacy, as his dream of uniting the kingdoms of England is jeopardized by incessant Danish attacks. Alfred knows that the only man with the power to crush the uprising and secure the Wessex dynasty is the great warrior and hero Uhtred, but when their volatile relationship reaches breaking point, Uhtred must confront the difficult truth: if he deserts Alfred’s cause, everything he has fought for will be forever changed.

This awesome new season will also bring in a bevy of new characters, including; Ola Rapace as Danish warrior Bloodhair, Thea Sofie Loch Næss  as the dangerous seer Skade, Timothy Innes as King Alfred’s heir, Edward, and Magnus Bruun as Cnut. Make sure that you tune into Netflix on November 19th, and start watching, what promises to be the best season yet, of The Last Kingdom!!