Monday, September 1, 2014

Must Watch: Universal's The Mummy - 1932 - Official Trailer

     We just watched this film last night. It is quite good, although definitely not what you may expect if you've never seen it before. The "mummy" himself only appears in the film for about 5 minutes or less and there isn't much time spent running around in old tombs or pyramids. It actually feels a lot more like Dracula in terms of its pacing and plot. To put this film in context, it came out in 1932, only a year after Dracula, its cousin Dracula en Espanol, and Frankenstein, and only 10 years after the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and George Herbert.

Scary Toy Review: The Mummy from Universal Monsters ReAction by Funko


     This is it! The first action figure review of the 2014 Halloween season! Isn't it exciting? I can almost smell the smell of a candle burning in a pumpkin! I can almost hear the sound of a serial killer hiding behind a tombstone in some abandoned graveyard that I have no business being in! I can almost feel the weird, vinyl-like material of an old, cheap Halloween costume as I put it on! It's Halloween Halloween Halloween! Since the best Halloweens often seem to be the ones from our youth, I've decided to review the Mummy from Funko's new Universal Monsters nostalgia driven ReAction toyline. The ReAction figures strive to capture the charm of the vintage 3 3/4 action figures of the late 1970s and early 1980s and definitely should remind many fans of Remco's vintage Universal Monsters inspired toyline. The Mummy is based off of the classic 1932 horror film featuring Boris Karloff as the titular mummy, Imhotep. Yeah, he only appears like this in the film for a few minutes, but it's definitely the look most people remember. Ready for a look at a spooky fun figure to kick off your Halloween? Then join me after the break....


Must Watch: Alice Cooper - Keepin Halloween Alive

As we kick off Hokey Halloween Horror 2014: Best. Halloween. Ever!!! at ThEpic Review, I thought a little Alice Cooper might help get you in the Halloween spirit!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Halloween is Coming...


Halloween is coming.

     That's right, boils and ghouls. In only 71 days, Halloween will be here. Now I know that for that past month or so things have been pretty slow here on ThEpic Review. The Reel Brad Bell has been mostly doing podcasts and taking care of other stuff, everyone else has pretty much been missing in action, and I've been taking a much needed break from stuff on the site. And why is that? Because I'm recharging my batteries so that 2014 will be the best Halloween ever. But here's the thing: For me, Halloween isn't a single day.

     It's two full months of terror. That's right. Two full months. Honestly, it is only two months because of the constraints my wife puts on me. If I had things my way, the Halloween season would start in August. As it stands, though, the Halloween season starts on September 1st at La Casa de Barbecue17 and goes until a week after October 31st (read the Legend of Re-Halloween to learn why!). That's a plenty of time. Plenty of time to:

*Eat every Halloween treat know to humanity and inhumanity!

*Put up lots of spooky and hokey decorations!

*Costumes, costumes, costumes!

*Watch multiple horror films, read horror books and comics, and even go to a few haunted houses!

*And of course, 31 Days of Toy Terror

Yup. While we've been slow here during the dog days of summer, just know that something better (and just a wee bit spooky and sinister) is around the corner. Just a few more days (so catch up on last year's festivities) until it all goes down. This year, starting on August 1st, get ready for the greatest internet Halloween experience that ThEpic Review has ever done. Get prepared for....

Hokey Halloween Horror Part 2: Best. Halloween. Ever.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Heroes Convention 2014 Cosplay!




We here at The Epic Review had such a great time at Heroes Con this year!  We met lots of cool people, spoke with some really great vendors, and, of course, saw tons of amazing costumes!  Here are some of our favorites!  (Once again, you'll notice The Reel Brad Bell isn't in any of the photos. This year he was in line to meet Kevin Eastman, one of the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!!)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Confirmed Epic Podcast Episode 34: Guardians of the Galaxy




In Episode 34 of The Confirmed Epic Podcast The Reel Brad Bell and Andrew Stokes review the film people are calling the new Star Wars: Marvel Studios and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Maybe more importantly we answer the question of: Where we have been since Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and set the record straight about the future of the podcast and site moving forward!  In Epic News we cover our highlights of San Diego Comi-Con 2014: Hot Toy’s Back to the Future and Batman Returns figures, Mondo’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman posters, Legend of Korra season 4, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume, and the first Batman V. Superman footage.  In what we have been checking out we discuss: Non-stop, Transcendence, and Richard Linkwater’s supposed modern masterpiece: Boyhood.  Also in a surprise twist we discuss music for the first time ever on the show, in a conversation about the resurgence of vinyl records

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Confirmed Epic Podcast Episode 33: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes




    In the 33rd Edition of the Confirmed Epic Podcast we review one of our most anticipated films of Summer 2014: Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.   In what we have been checking out The Reel Brad Bell, BBQ17, and Andrew Stokes discuss:  Brian K. Vaughn’s: EX MACHINA, The World Cup, The WWE Network, TMNT Build a Bears, and the new Ninja Turtles movie figures by PlayMates.  In Epic News we discuss: Colin Farrell potentially being in True Detective Season 2, the rumored return of Young Justice, and Batgirl’s new makeover.  

(Remember to email any questions or comments about the podcast to thepicreview@gmail.com and we will read your questions or comments on the next episode, also feel free to leave a comment about this episode below!) 


(You can also find the Confirmed Epic Podcast on iTunes, just search for "thepicreview", and if you have time we would appreciate it if you could leave us a review on i Tunes!)


(Editors Note: If you have any problems with the link either install adobe flash player or if you are listening from a phone simply follow the direct link to our audio here: http://thepicreview.podbean.com/ Thank You!) 


This podcast will only be available for a limited time (at least a week) due to storage constraints, so listen or download now.  In order to keep us from having to delete older episodes to post new ones please donate what you can via paypal!