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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 4/30/2014 at 7:00PM in Sacramento at Esquire IMAX Theatre.


We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).


But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.



We will also be giving out VIP tickets to see the film. Make sure to listen to our upcoming Podcast (Episode 10). Where we are going to break down everything SPIDER-MAN.


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 In San Jose

Win Tickets To An Advance For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 4/30/2014 at 7:00PM in San Jose.


We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).


But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.



We will also be giving out VIP tickets to see the film. Make sure to listen to our upcoming Podcast (Episode 10). Where we are going to break down everything SPIDER-MAN.


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Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast.


Go to www.sonyscreenings.com and enter: SJFSpidey


DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 4/30/2014 at 7:00PM in Fresno.


We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).


But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.



We will also be giving out VIP tickets to see the film. Make sure to listen to our upcoming Podcast (Episode 10). Where we are going to break down everything SPIDER-MAN.


See how to win after the Jump...

Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast.



Go to www.sonyscreenings.com and enter: SANDOSpidey



DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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Advance Preview: Dark Horse's Star Wars Rebel Heist

The newest Star Wars release arrives looking great. Read on to learn more. 


Story By: Dave Beusing

Matt Kindt has taken on an obscene number of comic book assignments over the past year. Ever since he became the author de jour following the critical success of Mind MGMT (one of the best comics on the stands for 2+ years now), his name has been all over the comic book market.

From DC’s Villains Month (he wrote Solomon Grundy, Deadshot, & Harley Quinn) to Marvel Knights: Spider-Man (really great Spidey mini-series; like Arkham Asylum meets the Webhead) to Valiant Comics Unity (think: their Avengers), Kindt has been working his ass off.

All of this is to say, there’s a moment of hesitation, a tentative fear that his new 4 issue miniseries, Star Wars: Rebel Heist from Dark Horse, will sag under the weight of his impressive workload.

Fortunately, it’s only a moment of hesitation. And then you take a look at that Kindt-painted cover of Han Solo and a blue alien girl Kirk may have left behind (crossing streams!!!). The end result is pure excitement.

If ever there was a time to give a Star Wars comic book a shot, Kindt writing with Star Wars art vet Marco Castiello penciling the action should do the trick.

You’re talking some of the best talents in comics, on top of their game, giving your four issues of new Han Solo stories. Even if you’re not a comics guy at heart, this is a prime series to check out.

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MAZE RUNNER Wonder Con Press Conference & Photos

Here is video from the MAZE RUNNER Wonder Con Press conference.

I want to thank Jennifer Vogt Schadel and Tiffany Vogt for covering this event for our site.

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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.


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BEN-HUR Being Remade. Release Date Announced February 26, 2016

MARK BURNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY TO JOIN METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES FOR BEN-HUR.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (Son of God) have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur, it was announced today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Paramount Pictures. The studios will co-produce the film, which is set for release on February 26, 2016. Burnett joins producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy Franchise) and Joni Levin (The Way Back), while Downey joins as an executive producer.

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct the film. The screenplay, originally written by Keith Clarke (The Way Back), with revisions by Academy Award®-winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), is based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. Downey (The Bible) and John Ridley will serve as executive producers along with Keith Clarke and Jason F. Brown.

Film To Release February 26, 2016

The film returns to the heart of Lew Wallace’s epic novel focusing on the nature of faith. The story follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Both must come to choose between retribution or forgiveness.

“We are thrilled to have Mark and Roma join the production team to bring such an indelible classic story to the big screen,” said Barber. “Their unrivaled passion, creativity and success in the faith based content space, will be a huge asset to the film and we look forward to working together.”

“A timeless film of this scale and scope requires an incredibly dedicated team of filmmakers and the opportunity to have visionary talents like Mark and Roma be a part of the making of the film, and knowing their incredible dedication to their own faith, made them the ideal partners to help bring this story authentically to life,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman Paramount Pictures.

"What an honor it will be to help bring this epic film back to the big screen" said producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. "When Gary Barber allowed us to read John Ridley's amazing script, we immediately knew we had to join this team. We are thrilled to be ablework with Timur, Sean, John and the entire MGM and Paramount teams. General Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the most important Christian works of fiction ever written and this script is astounding. It will be the most anticipated movie release of 2016."

MGM will handle production with Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group and Matt Dines, Vice President, Production, overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. The film will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures, with select international territories as well as all television distribution to be handled by MGM.

“It is an honor for us to be making a film based on such an epic story whose themes still clearly resonate,” said Glickman. “Together with our partners at Paramount, and this dream team of accomplished filmmakers, we are excited to introduce Ben-Hur to a new generation.”

Together Downey and Burnett were executive producers of The Bible series, which became the number one cable show for The History Channel of 2013. In February 2014, 20th Century Fox released the feature film version Son of God. The project entailed extensive outreach to the faith communities and consultation with biblical experts, to strong effect. ADL National Director Abraham Foxman declared “Son of God is the most sensitive depiction of the story of Jesus that I have ever seen or probably will eversee.” Downey and Burnett are currently producing A.D. a new drama series for NBC and The Dovekeepers a four-hour miniseries on the story of Masada for CBS, both set to air in 2015.

MGM and Paramount are currently partnered on the upcoming Hercules, releasing July 25 as well as the sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine, releasing Christmas day. The studios previously teamed up on the release of GI Joe: Retaliation and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is celebrating 90 years as a leader in the entertainment business and as an innovator in the industry. Today, MGM is an entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About LightWorkers Media
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey and her award winning husband producer Mark Burnett launched LightWorkers Media in 2011 with the children's DVD and book series LITTLE ANGELS and its companion LITTLE ANGELS STORYBOOK BIBLE. LightWorkers Media produced the ten-hour hit miniseries THE BIBLE which was seen in the USA by 100 million people, was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally they are producing the series A.D., a sequel to THE BIBLE series for NBC and they acquired Alice Hoffman's award winning novel THE DOVEKEEPERS, which they are producing as a 4 hour mini series for CBS. In addition Roma and Mark have coauthored several books published by Faithwords. They are ambassadors for two children's organizations OperationSmile and Compassion. LightWorkers Media is dedicated to shining a light and bringing uplifting content to people of all ages.

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TV Recap: Vikings "The Choice" By: Sue

TV Recap: Vikings "The Choice"
By: Sue

Athelstan reads over the scrolls of Caesar’s battle as King Ecbert listens. Caesar was always thinking, always using the terrain. At the critical moment, Caesar strode to the front of the line, and addressed each of the men by name. King Ecbert sees that he has no choice but to kill Ragnar and all his men. Athelstan cannot believe that Ragnar did not want to speak peacefully, knowing that Ragnar is looking for fertile lands for his people to farm. He asks that King Ecbert send him to negotiate, but King Ecbert feels he is far too valuable, and would be slaughtered. Instead, he will wait for his allies to arrive, and then kill the Vikings.



Ragnar points out that King Horik’s actions make it very difficult to negotiate with King Ecbert. King Horik never intended to negotiate. Lagertha hopes that if they were to win against King Ecbert they would prosper with not only more gold and silver, but also more land. Ragnar points out that King Ecbert sent Athelstan’s bracelet as a gift of good faith, but King Horik isn’t looking for gifts from Christians. He asks Floki’s opinion, but he thinks little of them. Ragnar wishes to go to speak with King Ecbert himself, but King Horik reminds Ragnar that he is no king, and therefore will not split up their forces.

Bjorn cannot sleep, he worries what it feels like to die, but Ragnar tells him that only the dead know how it feels, not even the seer is truly dead. Ragnar reveals to his son what the seer told him about Bjorn marrying a princess. Bjorn does not think that will happen. King Horik tells Floki that Bjorn reminds him of the story of Odin’s son Bolder, implanting in his head that how the sly one, Loki, knew someone had to find a way to kill him.


Athelstan prays to God about the other Gods that wreck his nights. He has seen the Pagan Gods and does not understand why they are false, things that he has seen with his own eyes, things that Ragnar believes. He prays that Ragnar does not die, or King Ecbert either.

The Vikings march forward, and a crow flies overhead. They come to a stop, Ragnar feeling that this is the place. King Horik asks how he knows, because they are already there. A large force comes out onto the field. Ragnar thinks they should wait, but King Horik wishes to forge ahead, and use the advantace of the hill. Another force comes to their side, and Ragnar digs in to meet them. King Horik wishes that they march ahead, but Ragnar does not. Riders close in, and Lagertha tries to form a wall, but many are crushed beneath the horses. It’s a bloody battle, and the Northmen are slaughtered as King Ecbert watches. Rollo targets the horses, on a rampage. Aethelwulf rides him down, crushing him beneath hooves. Lagertha goes down, and others fall around as Ragnar fights to get near his loved ones. Torstein places him upon a horse. He searches for his son as more riders arrive. Lagertha with Torstein make for a retreat. Floki pushes King Horik into a retreat. Bjorn fights his way towards Ragnar, but they are forced to leave Rollo behind. No, not Rollo. With the battle over, King Ecbert’s men spear the fallen to ensure they’re dead. Athelstan finds Rollo and stops him from being speared. Rollo still lives, and although badly wounded King Ecbert orders them to try to save him. Crows circle above.

Ragnar asks King Horik if he thinks that talking first was still a bad thing. King Horik thinks that it was fated, and nothing else would change that fact. Bjorn is angered by the battle, Rollo died and they were defeated. Although they may have been defeated, Ragnar compliments his fighting, and doesn’t believe Rollo is dead. He knows it would take a lot to kill Rollo. Since no sword or spear touched Bjorn on the battlefield he calls him Bjorn Ironside, which makes King Horik’s story to Floki resonate all the more. Lagertha turns her attention to their next step. Abandoning their raid may be the best course, but Bjorn wants to stay until Rollo is returned. Ragnar asks King Horik what they are fated to do.

King Aelle is impressed with King Ecbert’s tactics, and they celebrate their victory over the Northmen. Athelstan goes to check on Rollo. Athelstan is not a welcome sight, he thinks that Athelstan betrayed them just as King Horik claimed he did. Rollo would kill Athelstan if he had the strength to do so.

The funeral pyres are lit, and the dead honored by the Northmen.

King Aelle splashes around King Ecbert’s tub. He wishes to attack again and wants to slaughter the rest. King Ecbert thinks that would be a bad idea. He wishes for an end to the incursions, and to do that they need to negotiate. King Ecbert thinks that they should hire the Northmen and quell the upheaval of Mercia. King Aelle likes that option, but not even the advisors think there is an envoy who would wish to negotiate with the Vikings. Aethelwulf suggests sending Athelstan to negotiate, but King Ecbert fears him being killed. Aethelwulf does not see his father’s attachment to the priest.

Athelstan rides in to speak with the Vikings. He greets Bjorn, asking if he remembers him. Of course Bjorn remembers him, as a child he wanted to kill him, and he grew to love him. Athelstan tells them that Rollo lives, that he is recovering. Athelstan acknowledges King Horik, who has yet to say anything. Lagertha steps forward, asking what he is doing there, if he has escaped. He’s been sent by King Ecbert with an offer of peace. King Horik thinks it is a trap, but Athelstan tells him that it is not, but King Horik alludes that Athelstan is little more than King Ecbert’s dog. Floki admires Athelstan’s clothing and hair. Lagertha asks if King Ecbert is prepared to offer a hostage and he is. King Horik asks who she thinks she is to make demands, seems someone has forgotten the whole equal partnership idea. Lagertha tells him that he does not need to go, she and Ragnar can handle things without him. If Ecbert means to kill them, so be it. Athelstan goes to give King Ecbert his answer, and Ragnar accompanies him part of the way. Assassins lurk in the bushes trying to get into position, but Ragnar pulls the priest close to both talk and protect him. He thought Athelstan was dead and is happy to see that he is not. He asks if he has gone back to his old faith, and renounced theirs. It’s not as simple as that. He sees both his God, and Thor. His life is infused with both. Ragnar hopes that one day both their Gods can become friends. Ragnar returns to him his bracelet, and tells him that he is safe to go now, but that he will see him again soon. They part still in friendship.

King Aelle asks who will be placed as hostage this time, and King Ecbert tells him that he will. King Ecbert is sure that there is no one that the Northmen would place higher, or treat better, and there is no way King Aelle can really back out of the prospect. Riders appear on the horizon approaching. Floki thinks that it is a mistake that it will end badly. He thinks that they risk too much for Rollo, and for Athelstan. Ragnar points out that Floki speaks a lot of trust, and Floki questions his accusations, claiming he is a trustworthy person. The exchange is made, King Aelle goes with the Northmen, and the small party of Northmen remain behind. King Ecbert welcomes Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn and King Horik. King Ecbert knows little of the language, so he lets Athelstan present his terms. Not only is the King offering money, he’s offering good land for farming as long as there is peace. In addition, he and Princess Kwenthrith are offering a heavy sum for any willing to fight for her. She watches them with great interest practically panting in their presence. Ragnar asks after his brother. Rollo will be released upon the acceptance of the offer, and the release of King Aelle. Ragnar and Lagertha accept the offer, King Horik remains quiet. Rollo is returned via wagon, and King Aelle is released. Athelstan extends the offer for mercenaries, and many men accept the offer. Ragnar tells him that he is taking Rollo home, and asks if Athelstan will come back with him, he wishes he come home.

Porunn learns to fight, trains as a shield maiden when Princess Aslaug approaches. She asks who told her to do that, but no one did. She wishes to go to war, to be like Lagertha. Princess Aslaug wonders why everyone wishes to be Lagertha. Aslaug frees Porunn, she is no longer a slave, and only serves if she chooses to do so. Porunn cannot believe she is being give this is happening, and Aslaug even gives her a parting gift.

King Ecbert looks over Athelstan’s things, touching the items left behind.

Porunn strips down on the beach, swimming out into the sea. She dunks herself beneath the water, and when she comes ashore she dresses in the items that Aslaug gave her.

Princess Kwenthrith looks over the men that have agreed to come and fight for her. She’s disappointed for a moment that Ragnar is not among them. She examines them as if they are little more than animals before announcing that she would like to breed with them, that they would produce giants.

The ships arrive back at Kattegat, and it is a little disheartening to see Rollo unloaded. Princess Aslaug welcomes everyone home including Lagertha asking her to make herself at home. Athelstan receives a warm welcome. Bjorn seeks out Porunn, and sees her in her new finery. Aslaug tells him that she now a free woman, no longer a slave. Porunn welcomes him back. Ragnar looks over his brother with worry as he is tended to. His leg is reset and splinted.

King Horik asks Floki for honesty, they have a weird twisted bond. He has a proposition for Floki.

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TV Review: Hannibal “Shiizakana” By: Brandon Wolfe

TV Review: Hannibal “Shiizakana”
By: Brandon Wolfe

The battle of wills between Will and Hannibal is creating one of the more unique character dynamics presently on television. Here are two adversaries constantly circling each other, yet with each too fascinated by the other to strike. Hannibal’s preoccupation with Will has been a linchpin of the series from the start, and it’s not surprising that he continues to view his patient as a chemistry set in human form, a test subject to study the volatility of in reaction to whichever elements he chooses to introduce. But Will’s reaction to Hannibal is truly intriguing. He loathes the man, wants him dead, yet can’t stop himself from showing up at the doctor’s office for regular appointments where he can prod the man for any insight he can glean about his actions. The need each man possesses to understand what drives the other is not like any other TV relationship I can think of. It’s like if Batman took to hanging out with the Joker all the time to try to wrap his head around just what the guy’s deal is.



Fittingly, “Shiizakana” opens with Will dreaming about murdering Hannibal via a noose tied to a very obedient horse. Equally fitting, Hannibal is having Jack over for what has to be their fiftieth dinner thus far in the series (and you would think that, even with his suspicions put to rest on Hannibal’s guilt, Jack would have at least picked up a negative mental association toward these weird dishes by now). Jack mentions that he wishes to forget certain recent developments concerning Will while Hannibal notes that he can no longer allow Will to be a topic of dinner conversation due to their renewed doctor-patient relationship. Meanwhile, an unlucky trucker investigates a stowaway on the roof of his rig and is yanked up and mauled animalistically, in the most ‘X-Files’-esque moment ever on a show that isn’t ‘X-Files’-esque infrequently.

In Hannibal’s office, Will admits regret for his actions at the end of the previous episode, where he neglected to shoot Clark Ingram dead when he had the chance. Will notes that he has discovered that the power he feels over the prospect of killing evil men is a feeling he would like to chase, a revelation that clearly entices Hannibal. On his way out, Will runs into Margot Verger, the patient Hannibal encouraged last week to murder her abusive brother. She attempts to learn Will’s thoughts on Hannibal as a psychiatrist, but he does not engage her. In her session with Hannibal, while she admits to appreciating his condoning of her desire to do harm to her brother, she is also alarmed by his stark appraisal of the situation.

When the team investigates the trucker’s body, the theory bandied about is that a killer has trained an animal to maul victims, due to the remains being left at the scene similar to recent livestock attacks that also saw no carcasses or organs eaten or dragged away. But, in a subsequent attack on a couple who make the unwise decision of canoodling in the woods in the dead of night, we see that the man and the animal are one and the same. The assailant wears some sort of exoskeleton animal costume with the fossilized skull of a cave bear mounted on his head, the jaws of which he uses to viciously tear into his victims. And even for a show as weird and insane as ‘Hannibal’, this is pretty out there. The attack sequences are shot well because they are intense and terrifying without ever giving us a full glimpse of what this guy looks like in action, which was a smart decision because it would almost certainly look off-the-charts silly (in the one good close-up we get, he looks like someone put a dinosaur skull on top of a Shredder mask).

Hannibal, who is still involved as an advisor in these investigations even though that seems strange now, mentions to Jack that he once treated a boy years ago who claimed to be an animal born into a human’s body, and would very much fit the profile of this killer. The boy, now a man, is named Randall Tier, and is paid a visit by Hannibal, who informs him that the FBI will be showing up soon. We also learn that Randall’s killer instinct was something that Hannibal didn’t treat, but actually nurtured. However, when Jack and Will pay Randall a visit, he claims that he worked past his issues and is all better now.

Margot comes by Will’s house unexpectedly and the two compare notes on Hannibal. They find they have a lot in common, as both have had their worst impulses stoked by the man whom they each trusted to help them work through their issues. And Hannibal continues to steer his patients down a dark path when he later brings the suited-up Randall to Will’s house and sets him loose. After wounding one of Will’s dogs, Randall bursts into the house, only to find Will ready for him with a shotgun in hand. When Hannibal walks in and finds Will standing over Randall’s dead body, Will points out that now they both have sent killers after each other and declares them to be “Even Steven.”

The most intriguing notion in “Shiizakana” is that Hannibal is making a habit of cultivating serial killers as a sort of hobby. It seemed until recently that Will was unique, a pet project, but now we see that Margot is being similarly groomed to become a murderer, and that Randall was something Hannibal was working on years before he even met Will. And the revelation of Hannibal’s involvement with Randall comes as a bit of a relief because the notion of so many avant-garde killers operating within the same area at the same time has always been one of the show’s hardest-to-swallow traits. Hannibal being the root cause of the bulk of the show’s madness helps it all go down a bit smoother.

“Shiizakana” leaves us with much to ponder regarding its two primary characters. Did Hannibal send Randall after Will to end the game prematurely or did he know that his favorite guinea pig would emerge victorious? Was the whole thing just an elaborate ploy to give Will that longed-for opportunity to pull the trigger on a scoundrel and give in to his darker nature? And now that Will has satiated his growing bloodlust, will that make him more inclined to try and make his horse dream a reality? That ‘Hannibal’ can’t stop throwing so many tantalizing questions at us is what makes it one of the best things currently on TV.

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Is Your Favorite Television Show Coming Back?

Network Television is poised to either make or break your day. Read on to find out why.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Brick Mansions Review: Lowbrow But Sinfully Fun


The utterly corny and lowbrow Brick Mansions is utterly enjoyable Summer action fare. 

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Railway Man Review: Oddly Placed Drama Won't See Much Love

The Colin Firth/Nicole Kidman PTSD drama Railway Man fails to build desperately needed momentum. 



Review by: Matt Cummings 


With America once again exiting the stage of war, we've had a chance to see our men and women of the armed service grapple with the manacle that is PTSD. At the end of WWII, men returned as different people, fundamentally altered by their experiences but content to bear that burden alone. And while the drama Railway Man attempts to portray these struggles in a forgive/forget piece, the lack of momentum is painful to deal with.



British Army veteran As Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a shy, stoggy sort with an enduring passion for railroads. His knowledge of English railway timelines makes him at first seem like a lonely social misfit trivia, until a chance meeting with Patti (Nicole Kidman) aboard a train in 1980 convinces him to make friends. In a blink, the couple is married, enjoying a mid-life romance that soon turns dark, as Lomax begins to retreat into depression, brought on by his experiences in WWII. We learn that he was the victim of brutal tortures after a team of radio listeners was captured and forced to build a portion of the infamous Burma Railway, leaving many of them with deep psychological scars. After his friend Finlay (Stellan Skarsgård) eventually locates one of their oppressors, Lomax captures the unsuspecting Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada) with plans to kill him. Caught between vengeance and the weight of Nagase's own heavy heart, Lomax must decide if murder will grant him the closure he so desperately needs.


Railway Man is both a curiosity and an oddity, stuck between two eras without a clue of how to get itself out. Well-cast and sure to appeal to art house enthusiasts, Firth and Kidman (missing throughout the third act) bring the gravitas in spades. With a growing American resume, Sanada proves that he can play among our best actors, expressing the range of emotions as the noose around him tightens. Skarsgård's character is so badly fleshed out that when a pivotal scene arrives, we're left wondering if it was meant for Lomax and not Finlay.


But at the same time, Railway Man never gets to the WHY of Lomax's decision, happily content to place the burden for explanation in our court, rather than take the two minutes to grant us a powerful epilogue. Its slow pace fails to reward audiences for sticking in there, lecturing us on the need to forgive, but utterly forgetting to showing us HOW to do it. Writers Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson adapted the autobiography without making this leap, settling instead for a personal journey that's painful to watch for the wrong reasons. Their plot simply trudges on, flipping between scenes of WWII waterboarding and Patti's growing worry that her new husband is seriously messed up. Director Jonathan Teplitzky paints a fabulous scene of typical England drudgery and the jungle of The Death Railway, but he too misses the basic points of film making. Our story fails to build up the conflict, slowly moving to a showdown between Lomax and Nagase that's as anti-climactic as they come. Perhaps we're too sold on an in-your-face method of storytelling, but Railway's artistic demands dull the experience and our appreciation for it, even though the performances are solid.


PTSD is a timeless topic that should never be marginalized. Telling the story of men who tried to bear that burden alone has the potential for Oscar glory, but Railway Man doesn't do enough to keep us actively involved in its resolution. We actually felt tired after watching it, as if we too were forced to break the rocks that brought The Death Railway to India. That's not a good feeling to have, and one that will bury the poorly-scheduled film among Summer explosions and comedic tomfoolery.


Railway Man is rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence and has a runtime of 116 minutes. 

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"SPIDEY SAVES MAX" New Clip From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Here is a new film clip from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, which opens in theaters May 2nd! Mkae sure to check back on the site for our advance screening ticket giveaway. And for your chance to win VIP tickets just by listening to our podcast this weekend.

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We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

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JESSABELLE Trailer Is Here To Frighten You

A secret from the past. A curse from the grave.

Check out the bone-chilling TRAILER for Lionsgate's latest horror film, JESSABELLE! After a horrific accident, Jessabelle goes back to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate. Soon thereafter a tormented spirit begins taking hold and has no intention of letting go. From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, JESSABELLE is a ghostly tale that cannot be missed! Download the first trailer and image below!

JESSABELLE opens in theaters nationwide on AUGUST 29th, 2014!

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From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.

Lionsgate presents a Lionsgate / Blumhouse Productions / Principato-Young Entertainment production.

DIRECTED BY: Kevin Greutert
CAST: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett, Amber Stevens
WRITTEN BY: Robert Ben Garant

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Shatner's World Review: Iconic Captain Takes Show On The Road

The one-man-show Shatner's World is enjoyable, so long as you're a fan.


Review by: Matt Cummings

The career of SJF favorite William Shatner is a study in effective self-promotion. Working his way from the Canadian theater scene to the unflappable Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, to wacko Denny Crane in Boston Legal, Shatner has made his fame one success (and failure) at a time. The one-man-show Shatner's World is more a retrospective celebration of the man than a release of new content, a fact which will entertain based entirely on your opinion of his career.


Shot in his native Ontario, Canada, Shatner moves around the stage with frenetic energy, that of a man 20 years his youth. His 'co-star' - an office chair - becomes an important vehicle as he tells about living in a trailer shell after Star Trek's cancellation, or his drive from Canada to Detroit to transport a rabbi, or his hilarious battle with a rat during a ski trip. Granted, we've heard some of these stories before, but it's his smart use of the calculated risk that both propelled his career and forms the basis of World. Even when disaster struck - as it did with the drowning death of his second wife in 1999 - Shatner used risk to rebound in stunning fashion, nabbing two Emmy awards along the way. In this, we learn about a man who elevated his standing to that of a social icon, felt extreme discomfort with that title, and later learned how to embrace it courtesy of his friend and fellow captain Patrick Stewart.

Such a rollercoaster would have ruined most actors, but Shatner kept at it, and his telling of various poor career choices - such as 1968's Transformed Man album - are just as rewarding as the high points. He uses self-deprecating humor to delve into an embarrassing moment of meeting Coco The Gorilla, while reminding us that he's just a guy who places long pauses between words for maximum effect. Shatner has a way of self-promotion that's as good as any high-priced agency pushing today's star loser teen. Being the captain of a starship still has its privileges, and in World his theme of taking calculated risks forms a solid anchor throughout the performance, reminding us that we should strive for the same in our professional lives. The fact that he wasn't taken seriously by Hollywood until his 60's is shortsighted and certainly makes a strong case for being successful in your later years. As an 83 year-old, the stand up does work to a point, but some might find the stories a little too rambling and the message too heavy. Yet, he continues to milk his successes with a longevity that would make anyone jealous, making World a pretty personal statement about tenacity. 

Shatner's World won't sell out at the video kiosk, but fans will enjoy his rants while learning some of the inside stories that's made him a Hollywood icon. In a timer where self-promotion is the only way to get ahead, Shatner is an unqualified success. The stand-up is less so, but he's still Shatner, and that's good enough for us.

Shatner's World is Not Rated but does contain adult themes and language, and has a runtime of 96 minutes. 

Discuss this review with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.

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Only Two Episodes left. Bates Motel “The Box” Trailer

There are only two episodes left in season 2 of A&E’s “Bates Motel.” A brand-new episode premieres this Monday at 10pm ET/PT.

The Box
Premieres Monday, April 28 at 10PM ET/PT
Norma (Vera Farmiga) desperately tries to connect with Norman (Freddie Highmore). Dylan (Max Thieriot) decides if risking his life is worth saving a loved one. Romero (Nestor Carbonell) enlists the help of a former colleague to determine if Norman is guilty of a crime. Michael O’Neill, Michael Eklund and Kathleen Robertson guest star.



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Contest: FRIENDED TO DEATH Will Pay Your Parking Ticket

Does this villain look familiar?

Are you still staring at that unpaid, unprovoked, un-American parking ticket hanging on the fridge?

Well, FRIENDED TO DEATH is here to help! Starting Monday, April 28th through the May 2nd theatrical opening, fans of Friended to Death on Facebook can get that ticket paid for! Every day during the week, one lucky winner will be picked to have that financial travesty wiped from their wallet with $75 in cold, hard cash. No, we won’t mail you quarters. You’ve proven you can’t be trusted with those.

For a chance to win, simply snap a photo of the envelope containing your crimes against time and space, and SHARE it on Friended to Death's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FriendedToDeath). Each day one winner will be chosen to receive a $75 check to get that ticket off your fridge. Chances are, you've already complained about that social injustice on Facebook already!



And that’s not all! Follow us on Twitter (@FriendedToDeath) for chances to win movie passes to see the film in theaters on May 2nd!

FRIENDED TO DEATH COMEDY STARS VERONICA MARS’ RYAN HANSEN & BLACK SAILS’ ZACH MCGOWAN OPENS IN SELECT CITIES MAY 2ND & VOD MAY 9TH.

Check out the latest clip featuring Ryan Hansen as the “Batman of Parking Enforcement!



You can find the trailer Here.

FRIENDED TO DEATH COMEDY STARS VERONICA MARS’ RYAN HANSEN & BLACK SAILS’ ZACH MCGOWAN OPENS IN SELECT CITIES MAY 2ND & VOD MAY 9TH.

FRIENDED TO DEATH –a dark comedy bro-mance marking the feature film debut of director/writer/producer Sarah Smick and starring Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”), Zach McGowan (“Black Sails”) and James Immekus (“Once Upon a Time”)– will open theatrically in select cities on May 2, 2014, with a Video On Demand release on May 9th. The film also stars veteran actors Richard Riehle, Angela Bullock and Bobby Ray Shafer and is being distributed by Green Step Productions and Gravitas Ventures.

FRIENDED TO DEATH charts the extremes to which a desperate Facebook junkie will go in order to figure out who his true friends are. Laced with satire, this tongue-in-cheek bro-mantic comedy tells the story of obnoxious Los Angeles parking enforcement officer Michael Harris (Hansen). After being fired from his dream job and ditched by his best friend (McGowan), Michael begins to question whether anyone would care if he died. So with the help of his pushover ex-coworker Emile (Immekus), Michael does what any social media-obsessed loner would do: He fakes his death online to see who will show up at his funeral. In just hours, Michael's fake death post attracts a promising 22 'Likes.' Giddy and eager to milk the prank, Michael convinces Emile to help him stage a faux memorial service. But as plans start taking shape, Michael's reality gradually implodes, forcing him to reconsider what it means to be a "friend" in today’s hyper-connected world of social media.

About the Filmmakers
Smick, a Columbia University honors graduate, began her film career as an actor, having trained at the British American Drama Academy and Stella Adler Studios and with renowned acting coaches Margie Haber, Scott Sedita and others. While working as an actor in theatre, film, TV, commercials and voiceovers, she found herself more drawn to writing and directing and during the past few years has spent more time behind the camera than in front of it. The comedy web series “Old Souls,” which she directed, co-wrote, produced, and starred in with Honora Talbott, was named “Best of Fest” at the 2013 Independent Television Festival. “Old Souls” will be released on SnagFilms.com this year.

Smick co-wrote and produced with Ian Michaels. Peter Smick also produced; Jimmy Jung Lu served as Director of Photography; and Randy Carter edited. Nathan Whitehead composed the score and Andrea von Foerster was Music Supervisor. Production design was by Susannah Lowber; Casting was by Nicole Arbusto; and Traci Carlson was Line Producer.

Rating pending
Total Runtime: 94 minutes

FRIEND US TO DEATH AT:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendedToDeath
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendedToDeath
Instagram: https://instagram.com/FriendedToDeath
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4paAVJy3mv954voCIh_-g?feature=watch

About Green Step Productions
Green Step Productions is a Los Angeles-based production company geared towards socially relevant content for film, television, and the web. Since its inception in 2011, the company has placed particular emphasis on high concept comedies. As Green Step expands its focus to include more diverse genres, it sustains a commitment to supporting maverick artistic visions and social change.

About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas specializes in the aggregation of entertainment content for worldwide distribution via established and evolving platforms in cable Video On Demand (VOD), broadband, mobile and the airline/hospitality industries. The company connects independent filmmakers, producers, and distribution companies to leading cable, satellite, Telco and online distributions partners such as Warner Home Video, Comcast, Direct TV, Dish Network, Netflix and iTunes.

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THE OTHER WOMAN Review. Takes Male Bashing To A Whole New Level

THE OTHER WOMAN Review
By: Sue

The Other Woman takes male bashing to a whole new level, okay for a Girls Night Out.

From the director that made everyone sob like little girls with The Notebook, Nick Cassavetes, comes The Other Woman which is the exact opposite of that heartfelt love story. Instead of everlasting love comes a comedy of revenge and friendship, which starts out slow, and never really finds its feet as it stumbles along with slapstick gags and humorless dialogue.



After years of dating all the wrong guys, Carly (Cameron Diaz) thinks she may have found a winner in Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), or at least one good enough to ditch the rest of her beaus and become a one man woman, but Mark proves to worse than the men before him.

Opening up with a very Notebook lovey dovey rom-com montage, it is quickly dissolved when Mark goes to bed with Carly but wakes up next to his wife, Kate (Leslie Mann). Where Carly was smart and sexy, Kate seems to be the opposite. She’s ditzy, and about as far from sexy as they can make her without making her ugly.


After a small tiff, and on some seemingly sound advice from her father Carly goes to help Mark with a plumbing issue, hot pants and plunger in hand, only to find out that his issue isn’t with pipes, but instead that he’s got a wife. Embarrassed Carly tries to return to her life, and forget about Mark, but Kate relentlessly tracks her down, and forces her friendship upon her. With no one in her life to turn to, Kate clings to Carly and the two find that they have more than Mark in common.

The pair team up and trail Mark, only to learn that there is yet another mistress in the wings, the beautiful, sweet, and youthful Amber (Kate Upton). Amber is quickly brought into the fold and the three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing guy.


While Mark’s take down is quite embarrassing and hilarious the movie flounders because like Mark the film can’t seem to choose one revenge plot, and instead tries to have a hand in all the surrounding pies, but doesn’t really execute any of them well. When all the cards are on the table, and the story is complete, you still feel that Kate got the short end of the stick.

With Diaz no longer able to be the young guileless blonde, that is Upton’s job now, she struggles to be the smart and sassy one, coming across as more shrewd and harsh. Diaz is clearly still struggling with the role of aging gracefully in her comedic setting. She’s fun and quirky, the guys gal, but definitely not the hot girl next door anymore.


Whereas Mann’s Kate while ditzy and whiny, her zaniness works because she’s really not above anything for a laugh, and for the most part she gets what she’s aiming for.

Poor Coster-Waldau has probably the hardest job in the flick, devolving into distasteful stereotype of the handsome, lying, too slick cheater.

Nicki Minaj only has a small role in the film, but she steals every scene she’s in as Carly’s sassy office assistant, Lydia. As does Taylor Kinney, as Kate’s brother Phil, who is the quintessential good guy and replacement love interest for Carly.

The Other Woman takes male bashing to a whole new level, okay for a Girls Night Out, but don’t make you guy sit through it for a date night unless you’re planning a final date. Really it’s not worth the torment for them to see Kate Upton run across the beach in a white bikini.

Discuss this review with fellow SJF fans on Facebook and make sure to follow us at @SandwichJFilms on Twitter, and follow the author Sue Lukenbaugh on Twitter at @suepafly.

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Idina Menzel Q&A Today On Facebook

Idina Menzel will be doing a Facebook Q&A TODAY, 4/25 at 6pm EST / 3pm PST. She will be answering fan questions on the Disney Frozen page. Don't miss the chance to talk to Idina.

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Death Of Wolverine Cover Reveled

It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher.

This September, that’s going to end.


Marvel has been teasing a radical new development in Wolverine’s history with this summer’s story arc, “3 Months to Die,” which robs Wolverine of his healing factor, the mutant power that has kept him alive and kicking through decades of fatal injuries. Now, EW is excited to announce exclusively that “3 Months to Die” will culminate in a 4-part miniseries in September called, simply, Death of Wolverine. Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven, Death of Wolverine #1 hits on September 3 (that’s the cover image above.) The next three issues of the series will follow every week ensuing, climaxing with Death of Wolverine #4 on September 24.

Michael Marts, an executive editor at Marvel overseeing the project, explains that the idea to kill off one of the most iconic characters in comic books emerged out of Marvel’s semi-annual creative retreat, when Marvel writers and editors come together to discuss major projects. “For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he’s been the eternal victor,” says Marts. “He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who’s been around for hundred years?”

Charles Soule entered the Marvel fold relatively recently, working on ongoing series Thunderbolts and the new Inhuman. Soule explains that the series is meant, in part, as a retrospective for both the character and the audience. “He’s reflecting on his own life as he’s reflecting on his own death. We wanted to have the reader do that at the same time. In each issue, we’re focusing on a different aspect, or a different quintessential Wolverine.”

Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Wolvie silhouette on the issue #1 cover is an homage to the character’s first appearance; future covers will feature similar nods to the character’s past. Soule’s reading list in preparation for the project included classic Logan stories like the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Japan-set miniseries, the Barry Windsor-Smith Weapon X tale, Mark Millar’s “Enemy of the State” arc, and Old Man Logan (also drawn by McNiven.) The writer isn’t revealing any specific details of the Death Of story arc. “He’s basically been told, by his various genius buddies, to not get into any fights, because he can’t survive them,” says Soule. “Wolverine being Wolverine, violence tends to find him.”

The concept of “death” in comic books can seem a bit tenuous — unless your name is Uncle Ben — but Marts says that Marvel approached this event “from a standpoint of finality, of closure.” The hero’s death will have ramifications throughout Marvel’s line. “You’re gonna be entering into a world without Wolverine. That affects not only his teammates, but also the Marvel Universe at large. We’ve got a lot of things in the works already.”

For now, Soule just hopes that Death of Wolverine feels true for the readers. “I hope that when people finish it, they’ll feel like he died in a way that was true to him,” says the writer. Marvel promises to reveal more about Death of Wolverine at this weekend’s C2E2 event in Chicago, at the “Wolverine: 3 Months to Die” panel this Sunday at 1:15 PM CST. But right now, you can check out another exclusive image from the first issue: The first page of Death of Wolverine #1, showing the hero in what appears to be a less-than-ideal situation:

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