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Brian Rudloff

Brian loves two things: movies and vacations. He has a B.S. in Cinema/Television Production and an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management. While he certainly anticipates the latest releases, he is more often found dancing on flying sarapes through the ether of yesteryear and wistfully prancing on clouds of nostalgia. He does not understand kids these days or the entertainment they consume.

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Screen Invasion was at the convention center at 6:30 a.m. to cover all the news from Hall H on Day 3 of Comic Con!  Here are photo highlights from the big celebration.  Be sure not to miss our Day 1 and Day 2 photo galleries! 6:30 A.M. on San Diego

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Comic Con was a whirlwind of geek insanity with colorful sights and sounds in every direction!  If you missed it, be sure to check out our Day 1 Comic Con gallery.  Here are some photo highlights from Day 2 of the pop culture orgy. As seen in Ridley Scott’s Alien:

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This year’s Comic Con is off to an amazing start!! Check out our totally math photo gallery from Preview Night and Day 1. There is so much Adventure Time cosplay going down, it might as well be called FinnCon! Algebraic!!! Giant Finn watches over all of us here: Outside the

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Another highlight from Comic Con today was the brand new Frankenweenie “homage” trailer, which debuted during the Walt Disney Studios panel. Honestly, the flick was not really on my radar, but after watching this trailer and chatting with the film’s producers, Don Hahn and Allison Abbate, this adaptation of Tim

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During the lively Walt Disney Studios panel today at Comic Con, Sam Raimi debuted the first trailer for his James Franco starring Oz The Great and Powerful!  As any readers of my weekly Video Vault column know, I am one of the biggest fans of all things Oz, especially Disney’s

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O! M! G! Comic Con starts TOMORROW!!  The highlight of everyone’s year!!  I just wanted to give yall a rundown of the panels and activities that I am looking forward to this week so you can follow along as I navigate the sweaty, nerdy, costumed masses to bring the excitement

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Future criminals pay attention, this week Video Vault stakes out Woody Allen‘s 2000 crime-comedy Small Time Crooks.  This is a very simple and fun movie that I have always enjoyed, but nobody else seems to have seen.  Allegedly, it is a remake of 1942’s Larceny, Inc., but Allen has never

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Get ready explorers!  This week Video Vault “digs” into the doubly (and deceptively) titled Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.  This 1995 release stars Christina Ricci and My Girls‘s Anna Chlumsky as teenage treasure hunters.  I distinctly remember not liking this movie upon its release, lets see if my opinion

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This week on a “very special” installment of Video Vault we will be learning a few lessons from 1996’s character study, The Spitfire Grill.  This was a popular VHS for my high school teachers to throw on when they ran out of things to teach at the end of the

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Early Friday morning, 4000 Disney fans lined up by 7 a.m. to joined Mickey Mouse and Diney CEO, Bob Iger, at the Grand Re-Opening celebration of Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, California.  The ceremony marked the end of a five year, $1.1 billion makeover of Disney’s (previously) least popular

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Video Vault celebrates Father’s Day by honoring one of cinema’s most patient and understanding fathers, Ben Healy, of the 1990 comedy classic (well, classic to me!) Problem Child.  Starring John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Richards, Jack Warden, and Gilbert Gottfried, this flick opened to mostly negative reviews and

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What a great week for Justice League fans!  Along with the announcement of Warner Bros. new Justice League movie in the works, WB Movie World has confirmed that Australian theme park goers will be immersed in the DC Comics universe this September on JUSTICE LEAGUE: Alien Invasion 3D.  Respected attraction

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All of the recent Avengers hullabaloo has, undoubtedly, rekindled Warner Bros.’ Justice League flame because earlier this week they revealed that Will Beall is currently working on a Justice League script.  Apparently he has been working on it for some time as well!  Beall’s only previous credits include TV’s Castle

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Allow me to paint a picture of 1995:  animal conservation is all the rage, ZooNews is one of America’s most popular monthly publications and infomercials, Indiana Jones is still relatively fresh in movie-goers consciences, Communist China’s doors have only recently been open to foreigners, and Free Willy, Andre, and Homeward Bound are already proven hits.  Thus the stage is

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Continuing a theme of epic television fantasy miniseries, this week Video Vault celebrates Hallmark Entertainment/NBC Studio’s Merlin.  Originally aired as three 60-minute episodes over consecutive nights in April of 1998, Merlin is the award-winning chronicling of the life and times of literature’s (second?) most famous wizard.  Directed by Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Coneheads), the film stars Sam

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Depending on what side of town we were doing errands in, sometimes we would rent movies from the public library instead of Video Vault.  The selection at the video store was always preferred, but there was one thing that the library had that could not be found anywhere else:  The Chronicles of

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