Author: Jason Furie

Top 5 Comic Book Picks For July 2017

1. DARTH VADER #3 / Marvel Comics Written by Charles Soule / Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli The new DARTH VADER ongoing comic is so great. I know issues #1 and #2 took the top spot last month, but I just couldn’t resist putting it here again because it’s THAT good. While the previous ongoing VADER book was set in-between A NEW HOPE and EMPIRE, this one begins just moments after REVENGE OF THE SITH. Darth Vader has been born and this book explores his new path as he comes to terms with his tragic past, bows before the Emperor,...

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IT Movie Trailer Already Scarier Than Most Films I’ve Seen

Can you believe it’s been 27 years since the IT mini-series aired on television? Some of you reading this may not have even been alive! Based on author Stephen King’s 1000+ page novel, IT centers around a rag tag crew of 7 pre-teens haunted by a demon who appears in physical form as the clown Pennywise. If you were never scared of clowns, IT probably changed that. I think a good way to put it is to say  IT did to clowns what JAWS did to sharks…made us all fucking scared. For a detailed account of exactly why I...

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PICTURE THIS! Comedy and Art Event This Saturday Night!

Picture This! is BACK at Doc’s Lab! RSVP on facebook HERE! COMEDY BY: Chris Fairbanks, Andrew Holmgren, Andrew Orlofo, Emily Catalano, Phil Griffiths & Natasha Muse! ANIMATION BY: Zachary Sweet, Melton Cartes, & Jason Furie HOSTED BY: Irene Tu! SATURDAY 8/19 7:00p Doors 8p Show at Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave, SF, CA, 94133 $10 online at http://www.docslabsf.com/event/1534105-picture-this-san-francisco/ or $12 at the door! 2 item minimum 🍔🍷 ______________________________________________ “What is Picture This!?” PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Brandie Posey & Sam Varela: two girls who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture...

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Never Ending Radical Dude Podcast Ep. 4 – Book to Film Adaptations

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSSNEVER ENDING RADICAL DUDE Podcast Ep. 4 – Book to Film Adaptations w/ guest Sean Wheeler In our fourth episode, Jason Furie and Sean Wheeler talk about all the books that have been turned into films and TV shows over the years. We discuss the heavy-hitters such as THE LORD OF THE RINGS, GAME OF THRONES, and HARRY POTTER while highlighting some other greats like AMERICAN GODS, JURASSIC PARK, DUNE, and THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Join us as we talk about what worked, what hasn’t, and...

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ISSUU x PPC Official Zine Release Party at Quick Draw SF

ONE PAGE AT A TIME is here!! To celebrate Paint Pens Collective’s first print & digital zine, created with issuu, we are throwing an official release party! Artists featured in the zine will be on site and we will have copies of the zine available. Everyone is welcome to come hang out and the drawing tables will be set up. Bring your own art supplies. About the zine: ONE PAGE AT A TIME is 35 image-filled pages, and interviews with nine contemporary Bay Area print and zine makers. You can find the digital copy here– bit.ly/2w7mX8T. Artists featured in...

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New ATARIBOX Console Has Potential

Information about Atari’s new “Ataribox” is sparse yet intriguing leading me to believe they’re just throwing out a basic concept and letting the online community tell them what they want. Sounds smart. At this point, all I really know about this new “console” is that it’s coming in 2017 and offers a few sleek design options including a classic woodgrain option and a more modern black and red version. That’s about it. My guess is that this will play classic Atari games and feature the ability to download new and potentially exclusive newer versions of the classic games we...

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Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER Movie Trailer

Whenever director Guillermo del Toro is sitting in the director’s chair, it’s a good idea to pay close attention. I mean come on, the dude is responsible for BLADE 2, HELLBOY, HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY, PAN’S LABYRINTH, PACIFIC RIM, and CRIMSON PEAK. SO yeah, I’m pretty damn excited about del Toro’s upcoming THE SHAPE OF WATER. From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is...

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UNDERWORLD: A Franchise Retrospective w/ Sean and Jason

Art by Max Harley Rogerson Jason is in Red, Sean in Black Can you believe the UNDERWORLD franchise has been around for over 13 years!? In a nutshell, it’s about a bad ass vampire warrior named Selene who gets caught up in an ageless battle between vampires and werewolves. Over the years we’ve received 5 installments. It’s become apparent that Sean and I have different definitions of “good” and “bad” when it comes to this series so we’re here to discuss and review everything leading up to the most recent UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS. So let us head back to...

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Movie Review

Art by Katie Bacigalupi A lot of people say we don’t really have a generation-defining big budget movie trilogy at the moment. What about STAR WARS and THE AVENGERS movies you say? Well, they feel less special because we get at least one of each every year. They’re out of control! I’m talking about solid trilogies like the STAR WARS prequels, THE MATRIX trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Nolan’s BATMAN, Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN and the like. I guess Abrams STAR TREK? Kinda, but there will be more. THE HOBBIT? Been there, done that. Hmmm. TRANSFORM…eeeer…nope way too many....

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Top 5 Comic Book Picks for June 2017

1. DARTH VADER #1 & #2 / Marvel Comics Written by Charles Soule / Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli Marvel has wisely decided to start a brand new ongoing Darth Vader comic book setting back the ticker back to #1. This time around, we see Vader just moments after the conclusion of REVENGE OF THE SITH. Anakin Skywalker is no more and the Dark Lord of the Sith has risen. This book will explore Vader’s early days, his complicated relationship with Emperor Palpatine, and how he created his red lightsaber. This month we were treated to 2 issues and they...

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Telltale Announces New BATMAN, THE WALKING DEAD, and THE WOLF AMONG US Seasons

Telltale Games recently announced via their “Summer 2017 Update” new seasons for BATMAN, THE WALKING DEAD, and THE WOLF AMONG US. Footage from all 3 can be seen in the above video. BATMAN SEASON 2: THE ENEMY WITHIN The first episode of BATMAN season 2 will be released a lot sooner than you think on August 8th 2017. It’s the follow-up to season 1 which was an absolute blast and arguably the best game Telltale has put out yet. From the looks of it, The Riddler and “John Doe” (AKA The Joker) will be featured villains. THE WALKING DEAD:...

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New SPAWN Film Directed by Todd McFarlane Announced!

In a bit of an unconventional way via his own Facebook page, SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane has officially announced that a brand new SPAWN film is happening. In the announcement, standing alongside Kevin Smith, McFarlane added that the film will be produced by Blumhouse Productions the studio behind GET OUT, SPLIT, and the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series. Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the original film released!? This new SPAWN film will not be a sequel, but instead a hard-R rated reboot. Sounds good to us. McFarlane will serve as scriptwriter and director for the project. No official...

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New THOR: RAGNAROK Trailer Wins Everything

I don’t feel like I need to write a lot about the new THOR: RAGNAROK trailer. It really speaks for itself. This third outing for the god of Thunder looks to be the best by far. I think it’s fair to say the THOR films are great, but still among the weaker of the AVENGERS series in the MCU. Add some Hulk, sprinkle in the tone of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and give us more Loki and you pretty much have a guaranteed success on your hands. Instead of me writing more, I think you should just watch the...

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New JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer Actually Looks Cool

If you think about it, “Phase 1” of the new DC Cinematic Universe consists of MAN OF STEEL, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, SUICIDE SQUAD, and the recent WONDER WOMAN so far. There area lot of ups and downs in that lineup as DC struggles to find their footing that can please the masses. MAN OF STEEL was perfect, BvS and SUICIDE SQUAD where better than the critics say but definitely a little lackluster, and WONDER WOMAN was definitely cool but not mind-blowing. So it’s understandable that fans are a bit skeptical with JUSTICE LEAGUE. That said, this new...

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Netflix’s THE DEFENDERS Gets a Solid New Trailer

Marvel and Netflix’s little streaming TV show experiment is about to pay off with the upcoming release of THE DEFENDERS. We’re about to find out if Marvel’s formula for the big screen can work on the small screen. No matter how you feel about the 4 shows leading up to THE DEFENDERS, I think this is going to be damn cool. DAREDEVIL season 1 and season 2 (basically THE PUNISHER Season 1) showed us just how great Marvel can be on TV. JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE may not have reached the heights of DAREDEVIL, but they were still...

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PACIFIC RIM 2: UPRISING Teaser Trailer!

Sometimes I forget there’s a PACIFIC RIM sequel coming our way in 2018. That can happen when there’s a 5+ year chunk of time in between installments. At least it’s not as long of a wait as the inevitable AVATAR sequel(s). So it could be worse. Either way PACIFIC RIM 2: UPRISING is heading our way, and thanks to joblo.com, we get our first tease (above). PACIFIC RIM 2: UPRISING takes place 7 years after the events of the first installment. The world is still in need of the Yeager Project to defend Earth against the Kaiju threat. We lost...

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Behind The Scenes Video

While a lot of fans were hoping to get a brand new THE LAST JEDI trailer at Disney’s recent D23 Expo, I think giving us this new behind-the-scenes look is a much better deal. Sure I would love to see more footage, but I’ve always appreciated how STAR WARS trailers never really give anything away or spoil too much. Of course they have the benefit of knowing everyone and their mother will see this no matter what they do, but I still appreciate it nonetheless. My overall hope here is that THE FORCE AWAKES was purposefully “safe” to reel...

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Quick Draw SF #38: Comics & Zines THIS Thursday!

    Paint Pens Collective x Never Ending Radical Dude present “QUICK DRAW SF” Curated by Shayna Yasuhara and Jason Furie Location: F8/1192 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94103 Date: Thursday, July 20th 2017 Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm RSVP on facebook HERE ***This month we’re celebrating comic books and zines featuring a gaggle of artists who have made some pretty great books! If you’re feeling left out from all the San Diego Comic Con fun, hang with us, draw some comic strips, and grab a drink. *** Our friends over at Mission: Comics & Art have provided some pretty cool...

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First Official Image For Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE Looks Sweet!

  Entertainment Weekly recently revealed our first official look at Steven Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi epic READY PLAYER ONE. There are tons of reasons why this should be on your nerd radar. Here are just a few. -It’s based on a completely awesome novel of the same name by writer Ernest Cline who also wrote the screenplay for this film. -It’s a new science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. -It stars Tye Sheridan who also plays Cyclops in the new X-MEN films, and ummm, they kind of look alike (see above picture). -This story is brimming with cool 80’s...

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Never Ending Radical Dude Podcast Ep.3 – SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSSNEVER ENDING RADICAL DUDE Podcast Ep. 3 – SPIDER-MAN Film Franchise + SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING w/ guest Mark Espinosa In our third episode, Jason Furie and Mark Espinosa talk about the SPIDER-MAN film franchise leading into a discussion about the recently released SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. We cover Sam Raimi’s original trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, the not so successful Marc Webb AMAZING SPIDER-MAN films starring Andrew Garfield, and Spidey’s newest reboot as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with star Tom Holland. What’s our favorite Spidey era? Who’s...

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