NYCC 3-Day Passes Are SOLD OUT!...

Hopefully you read my post yesterday and purchased a 3-Day pass to NYCC, because as of this morning, NYCC is completely sold out of 3-Day passes. With 133 days still to go until NYCC, this is the fastest ever that New York Comic Con has sold out of multi-day passes. Single day tickets will be on sale sometime in June at newyorkcomiccon.com If you missed out on the 3-Day and 4-Day passes, you’ll have one last shot at getting your hands on one in June. New York Comic Con announced on their Facebook page that Midtown Comics will be the exclusive retailer of a limited number of 3-Day and 4-Day passes. Unfortunately for those of you not local to NYC, if this year is anything like previous years, you will have to go to a Midtown Comics store in person to buy a pass. They don’t sell them through the...

NYCC 3-Day Passes are Over 90% Sold Out!...

New York Comic Con announced today that 3-Day passes are 90% sold out. Have you bought yours yet? I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re completely gone by the end of this week, if not by the end of today. Buying a 3-Day pass is a bargain compared to buying 1-Day passes, as the 3-Day pass is only $15 more than the Saturday pass. NYCC has barely begun announcing the line-up of guests and it already looks awesome. Scott Snyder, Dan Slott, David Finch, Felicia Day, Eve Miles, Adam Hughes and Jonathan Hickman will all be there. If you’re planning on going to NYCC for more than one day (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t get locked out! Head to NYCC’s website and buy your ticket now! Tuesday Night Movies will be at NYCC all four days providing coverage of the east coast’s largest comic book and entertainment convention! Written by Billy Henehan, who would like it if you liked us on...

The Exclusive Merch of Wizard World Philly 2013...

Wizard World Philadelphia is this coming weekend. I was originally going to do a Top 5 Exclusives of Wizard World Philadelphia, like I did for Wonder Con. Unfortunately, looking over the list of show exclusives, I honestly can’t find five items to recommend. When it comes to cool exclusives, companies seem to be not as focused on Wizard World Philly like they are with NYCC and SDCC. But if you do find yourself at Wizard World this weekend here are my Top 5 Top 3 Exclusives of Wizard World Philadelphia 2013! Walking Dead #1 Philadelphia Comic Con Exclusive Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco – FREE I don’t usually get excited for variant covers, but this comic has two things going for it: 1.) That painted cover by Julian Totino Tedesco looks very cool. 2.) It’s free to all paid attendees. White Phoenix Funko Pop! Figure – $20/$45 I really like Funko’s line of big-headed figures and bobbleheads. They’re just super-cute. For all you Jean Grey fans out there, there are two versions of this figure to be had at Wizard World Philly. The standard version will run you $20. If you’d like the glow-in-the-dark variant, you’ll have to buy a two-figure set that includes the standard and variant versions for $45. Stan Lee Cologne – $25 That’s right. Stan. Lee. Cologne. Quite possibly the oddest convention exclusive ever offered. Have you ever wanted to mimic the musk of a 90-year old man? Now’s your chance! I’m picturing the cologne smelling like a mix of gamma rays and Brylcreem. If I make it to Wizard World Philly, EVERYONE is getting this for their birthday this year. Did I miss something cool? Check out the full list here and let me...

The Great Gatsby – Review May24

The Great Gatsby – Review...

4/5 – See this in 3D! Here’s a piece of advice I never thought I’d be giving for a film adaptation of The Great Gatsby: see it in 3D. Seriously, no joke. See it in 3D. “But 3D is stupid! It never adds anything to the movie except three dollars to the ticket price!” you exclaim. Most of the time, I agree with you 100%. But it’s worth it with Gatsby.  Trust me. Baz Luhrmann makes very good use of 3D tricks to make a beautifully shot movie look even more beautiful. It’s not just people reaching out from the screen towards the audience, aka every other 3D movie. It’s the way Nick’s reflection shimmers in a window, or the way the green light from Daisy’s dock glows across the bay. This is 3D all grown-up, not the adolescent stunts it’s usually associated with. The Great Gatsby is a very good movie. I doubted it, based on the trailer. And then the movie came out to middling reviews and I doubted it more. The trailer looked beautiful, but I worried Baz Luhrmann would give in to excess and make it too over the top. But instead, he strikes a great balance between energy and elegance. The entire movie is shot beautifully and paced excellently. I think Leonardo DiCaprio has over taken Joseph Gordon Levitt as my favorite actor of the 2000s. Looking at DiCaprio’s track record from 2002 onward, when he starred in Gangs of New York opposite Daniel Day Lewis, you would be hard pressed to find a bad movie. Note: As of today, I haven’t seen The Aviator, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road or J. Edgar. But even if those four movies were clunkers, the remaining films are all high quality. These...

Beam Me Up, Von Scotty May22

Beam Me Up, Von Scotty...

Recently, my new husband and I were coming back from our honeymoon and, by a cruel twist of fate, we happened to be booked on a 23-hour, 3-flight trip from Croatia to New York. The first of our two layovers was a 10-hour one in Dusseldorf, Germany. Being a fairly frequent budget traveler, I am no stranger to long, restless hours sitting uncomfortably in airport chairs around the world. (N.B. Sofia, Bulgaria has the worst of them; Amsterdam’s airport was one of the best).  My husband, however, wisely suggested we try and get a hotel room in Germany so that we could at least sleep for a few hours before getting on two more flights. Brilliant man. Not so brilliant was the fact that despite having Wi-Fi for the entirety of our two-week trip, it wasn’t until the airport in Croatia that we realized that maybe we should have booked said hotel. We managed to get onto the spotty airport Wi-Fi for about one minute, long enough to see that there was a Dusseldorf Sheraton that was – oddly – completely booked. But that there was also another nearby hotel called the Maritim Hotel. And, even better, I actually saw the hotel as we landed. Perfect. We’d have dinner: traditional German fare at the Dusseldorf airport McDonald’s, of course. Get a room at the hotel. And then roll on out of bed at 5 AM the next day to walk right on over to our terminal for our 6 AM flight (we even already had our boarding passes). Capital plan. Except as we’re walking over to the airport, we start to see throngs of people congregating near the front door. I catch a couple of girls in some leather get-ups. But I think, “Hey,...

3-Day Tickets to NYCC 2013 Now on Sale…And They’re Over Halfway Gone...

3-Day passes for NYCC went on sale yesterday at noon. Last night, New York Comic Con tweeted that over 50% of the 3-Day passes have already been sold. If you’re interested in buying one, do so NOW at New York Comic Con’s website. Today may be your last day to secure one. A 3-Day pass is cheaper than two 1-Day passes, so it really is worth it. 4-Day passes sold out from NYCC a few weeks ago. If you missed out, a limited number of 4-Day passes will be available at Midtown Comics in June. Tuesday Night Movies is looking forward to covering all the awesomeness sure to be at New York Comic Con this coming...

Django Unchained – Review May15

Django Unchained – Review...

4/5 – Django Unchained is Tarantino’s best movie in years! Five minutes into Django Unchained, I said, “I already like this more than Iron Man 3.” That feeling stayed throughout the entire movie. That’s a long time to feel that way, as Django Unchained clocks in at close to 2 hours and 45 minutes. But Quentin Tarantino pulled off an excellent take on the spaghetti western. Looking back the 10 feature films that Tarantino directed, I would call Django Unchained his third best film, behind Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs (Note: I haven’t seen Death Proof). In other words, this is Quentin Tarantino’s best movie in 18 years. That said, the gap between Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained is much larger than the gap between Django and next movie I’d put on that list. The cast in Django is superb. Christoph Waltz definitely deserved his Oscar for playing Dr. King Schulz. He was easily my favorite character in the movie. Dr. Schulz is like an old west Danny Ocean. He has all the angles figured out, and is both the smartest and most charming man in the room. I want Django’s jacket. Jamie Foxx is wonderful as Django. He plays him as a soft-spoken force of nature who won’t stop until he’s reunited with his wife, Broomhilda, played by the stunning Kerry Washington. I haven’t seen many of Foxx’s movies, and this has me excited to see his take on the villain Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. The object of Django’s quest. His wife, and fellow runaway slave, Broomhilda. In my review of The Help, I noted that southern racists and Nazis were very easy go-to Hollywood villains. It’s interesting that Quentin Tarantino’s last two movies have featured those two groups as their main antagonists....

Iron Man 3 – Review May08

Iron Man 3 – Review...

2/5 – The curse of three continues for Marvel franchises The person next to me fell asleep early on during Iron Man 3 and woke up late in the movie. “What did I miss?” she asked. “The entire movie,” I responded, “and it’s terrible.” Okay, maybe terrible is an overstatement, but it is definitely a disappointment. What is it with Marvel being unable to make a good third movie in their film franchises? X-Men: The Last Stand was terrible. Spider-Man 3 was all over the place. And now that Iron Man joins that club, delivering a very disappointing sequel with Iron Man 3. I should have known it was going to disappoint when it was announced that Jon Favreau wasn’t returning as director. Or maybe when Robert Downey Jr and Gwenyth Paltrow said they didn’t think there would be an Iron Man 4 while promoting Iron Man 3. Tobey Maguire, James Franco and Kirstin Dunst all had the same attitude about another Spider-Man movie when they were promoting Spider-Man 3. Is Iron Man 3 Spider-Man 3 bad? No. But it was nowhere near as good as any other Marvel movie that Iron Man has appeared in to date. There’s going to be plenty of spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet, you make want to not read further until you’ve seen the movie.  The first two Iron Man movies are two of my favorite superhero movies. They were nuanced, with a great mix of action, plot and humor. Tony and Pepper had real chemistry. But here, their magic is gone. Yes, they care for one another, but the perfect banter they had in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers is gone. Tony Stark is in a doldrums...