Amy Lee is the co-founder/leader singer for the Grammy Award winning rock group Evanescence.
Alex Grossi is one of the busiest guitarists in today’s music scene. Some of his projects include the bands Beautiful Creatures, Hookers and Blow, Hotel Diablo and most notably Quiet Riot which he joined in 2003.
Dream Corp LLC stars Stephen Merchant, Nick Rutherford and Jon Gries joined series creator Daniel Stessen to discuss this new Adult Swim show at NYCC 2016
The temporary exhibition celebrating Star Trek brings together an
international array of artists and includes fan photo op stations and Paley Center screenings.
The Welsh actor portrays notorious war traitor Benedict Arnold on this “Don’t Miss” season of AMC’s historical drama.
“Glance-able” Interface of LG G Watch to Appeal to both Consumers and Developers
Long time readers of MediaMikes.com know that the Mike’s love the movie “Jaws.” So when an opportunity came up in Kansas City to host a 35mm presentation of the Steven Spielberg classic, the people at the Alamo Drafthouse knew where to turn.
Mimoco® Announces Star Wars x MimoPowerBot™ Line of Universal Backup Battery Chargers for Smartphones and Tablet Devices
(New York – June 25, 2014) – At CE Week 2014 (Booth #169 in the iLounge), Mimoco, the Boston-based consumer electronics design studio, is proud to announce the Star Wars x MimoPowerBot™ line of backup batteries for smartphones, tablets, and other 5V USB-powered devices. MimoPowerBot is Mimoco’s newest tech’cessory, originally hatched on Kickstarter where fans […]
This giveaway will remain open until July 4th
New Play Experience Moves Children Seamlessly Back and Forth Between Physical and Virtual LEGO® Worlds Via Hands-On Brick Building and App Gaming to Delight LEGO Builders and Casual Gamers Alike
Check out list of 25 films that we are most excited about this year including “Godzilla” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”…
As the holiday season approaches you can smell it on the air. No, not turkey and pumpkin pie! I’m talking popcorn and Junior Mints. Because with the holidays comes an opportunity to sample the best (sometimes) of what Hollywood has to offer.
Christmas is coming early this year for horror fans. Starting December 4th, Screenvision and Fangoria Presents will unwrap Charles E. Sallier, Jr’s cult horror classic “Silent Night, Deadly Night” in theatres all across the country
Passes are VERY limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The photographs by Norman Reedus are very artistic and takes on an “hauntingly intimate journey through the dark and sublime.”
Michael Fassbender and Paul Dano discuss their villainous roles with Media Mikes on the red carpet for Steve McQueen’s newest film.
The show, airing on KCUR-FM – 89.3, will take a look at some of the films that have opened in the last month and begins at 10:00 a.m. CST.
9/30/13 – Just added JALEEL WHITE (Steve Urkel from “Family Matters”) for his first convention EVER!!!
49 City North American Tour Celebrates the Legend’s New “Closer To The Truth” CD
Perfect Gift for the Holidays, the Comedy-Adventure Arrives on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition and DVD November 12 with Turbo Pullback Toy Racer
The presentation is very snazzy but personally think those they could have gone one-step further and really given this set a little more love.
Vacation Packages with Exclusive Benefits, Including Access to a Private Evening Reception in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Go on Sale Thursday, August 22
Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Arrives at the Amway Center in Orlando FL September 13-15, 2013
With the overwhelming success of the weekly “Behind the Mikes” Podcast, it’s only fitting that Media Mikes now represent themselves over the airwaves.
Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a…shark! A supersized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the new Syfy Original Movie Sharknado, premiering Thursday, July 11 at 9PM (ET/PT).
Here is a look at many of the films heading to a multiplex near you between now and Labor Day
Coverage of: “A Single Shot”, “Lil’ Bub”, “Trust Me” and “What Richard Did” with more to come!
“The most epic cat video in the entire world” hits the red carpet.
*Updated 6-14-13* – Interviews with Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster and John 5
Coverage of red carpet for new movie “42” with interviews from KC Royals Hall of Famer George Brett; Linda Paige, daughter of Satchel Paige; David Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s son and Actor Andre Holland
Mr. Ebert passed away this morning, a day after announcing he would be curtailing his work schedule because of a recurrence of the cancer he bravely battled for over a decade. He was 70
In 2005, Stevan Mena’s debut feature film Malevolence was a surprise hit when it was released theatrically and on DVD. Written, co-produced and directed by Stevan, Malevolence told the shocking but enthralling story of masked serial killer Martin Bristol, whose story hit a nerve with horror fans and mainstream audiences all over the world. Intended […]
This contest ends Sunday, March 31st
CHASING BEAUTY – A Documentary Film www.chasingbeautyfilm.com Upcoming Screening on Thursday, March 28, 2013 Kansas City, MO – Please join us for a free promotional screening of the new documentary film, CHASING BEAUTY, at Screenland Crossroads at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 28th, 2013. A panel discussion will follow featuring Director Brent Huff, Jenny Wheat […]
The night saw a few certainties as well as a few surprises.
Own Cloud Atlas on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download 5/14
The event, which will feature a live presentation of the 85th Annual Academy Awards on the Big Screen, will benefit The Parent Project
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24th.
Happy New Year everyone! With the start of 2013 brings a whole new wave of amazing films coming out. There are some many great films in the cards this year, I had a very hard time picking out just 10. So I don’t get yelled out for having “Star Trek Into the Darkness” on the […]
“Cloud Atlas” and “Lincoln” each took home two awards when the staff and readers of Meda Mikes.com held their end of the year voting. “Cloud Atlas” was named Best Film of 2012 while composers Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer shared the award for Best Original Score for the same film. Tykwer also served […]
As the year 2012 closes, Media Mikes wants to take a minute to share both the best and the worst films of the year. Being a film critic personally, I like to rate my best films on a scale of being able to re-watch over and over. I am not your typical critic that review […]
Interviews with Andy Mackenzie & James Duval, Cortney Palm, David Dastmalchian, Destin Pfaff, Kern Saxton, Neal Fischer & Suren Seron, Mark Hamill, Noah Hathaway, Sonny Chiba and Tony Todd
If you would like to enter for a chance to win complimentary passes to attend an advance screening at AMC Downtown Disney 24, please leave a comment below and let us know your favorite Keira Knightley film. Winners will be chosen on a RANDOM BASIS. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON/PER HOUSEHOLD PLEASE! OTHERWISE ALL ENTRIES […]
DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD. Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world’s best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value. Lucasfilm to join company’s global portfolio of world […]
For your chance to receive event passes, log on to www.GOFOBO.com/RSVP Enter RSVP code: MEDIAMUAR7 Wednesday November 7th, 2012, Winter Park, FL Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 […]
Starring: Terrance Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, Jessica Lowndes, Sean Patrick Flanery, Briana Evigan, Bill Moseley, Emilie Autumn, Shawn Crahan, Dayton Callie and Alexa Vega. Director: Darren Lynn Bousman Release Date: October 23, 2012 MPAA Rating: Not Rated Running Time: 55 minutes Film: 5 out of 5 stars Extras: 5 out of 5 stars Click here to enter our […]
From October 11th to 14th New York’s Javits Center was overrun with comic fans from all over the world. Here is a selection of some of our favorite sights and costumes from the show floor.
Dethklok’s The Dethalbum III (Deluxe Edition) is Available Now! – $11.99 at Best Buy. Click here to purchase at Bestbuy.com! Do not miss this album. Read our review here: “If you are a fan of Adult Swim’s animated series “Metalocalypse”, then like myself, you should be eagerly anticipating this album. “Dethalbum II” was released all the way […]
Media Mikes was lucky enough to catch up with emmy-winning voice actor Rob Paulsen on the floor of NYCC this past Friday. Paulsen can currently be heard in Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Donatello alongside Sean Astin’s Raphael. However he was equally ready to talk about one of his most iconic roles, Yakko […]
Tickets are limited and will be chosen on a RANDOM BASIS on Friday October 19th
Kelly Marcel to Write the Screenplay to Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Film Adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
KELLY MARCEL TO WRITE THE SCREENPLAY TO UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND FOCUS FEATURES’ FILM ADAPTATION OF “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, October 8, 2012—Universal Pictures and Focus Features today announced that Kelly Marcel will write the screenplay to the highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce […]
Media Mikes had the chance to review WWE latest film “Barricade” on DVD last week. Click here to read our review. “WWE Monday Night Raw” is viewed by over 4 million people each week and we were lucky enough that our review was quoted on a National coverage TV spot during “Raw” on 9/24/12. Check […]
9/25-12 5PM – TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!
Star Wars Detours™ is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed […]
On a movie scale, if the original 2005 “JawsFEST” was the fan equivalent of “Jaws” then the recent “JawsFEST: The Tribute” was more like “Jaws: The Revenge!” I took some time off between the end of the Fest and writing this because I wanted to make sure that other fans shared some of my feelings […]
JawsFest: the Tribute, the second official “Jaws” event to be held on Martha’s Vineyard, ended in high style when the new and improved Blu-ray version of the film was premiered under the start with an outdoor screening at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs on Sunday night. The outdoor screening had been scheduled for the night […]
9:00 a.m. came early on the island of Martha’s Vineyard this morning. But that didn’t stop Dave Picton and I from covering the opening ceremonies of “JawsFEST:The Tribute,” a salute to the film “Jaws,” which was filmed here in 1974. The day began with a mob of people assembled in front of the Old Whaling Church […]
Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, […]
AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD” BECOMES FIRST TELEVISION SERIES FEATURED AT BOTH UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS EXPERIENCES Guests Experience The Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Horror of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” At Nation’s Best Halloween Events ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca. (July 18, 2012) — Caught in the middle of a high-intensity struggle for survival, […]
Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben), Max Charles (Young Peter Parker), Miles Elliot (Billy Connors) & Rhys Ifans (Dr. Conners/The Lizard)
Eight Chilling Classics from the Studio that Pioneered The Horror Genre, Digitally Restored and Released on Blu-Ray™for the First Time Ever in Celebration of Universal’s 100th Anniversary UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION The Ultimate Box Set with eight Films Plus Over 12 Hours of Bonus Features ArrivesOctober 2nd, Just in Time for Halloween! Universal City, […]
Media Mikes’ Mike Smith recently commented on Adam Sandler’s streak of bad luck in an article on E! Online. Smith stated: “A lot of his fans grew up, and forget how funny stupid is sometimes” Read the entire article here, “What Killed the Adam Sandler Comedy?” by Joal Ryan. Click here for Moviefone’s post about […]
CON-X Kansas City, a three day Horror, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, will be held September 14-16, 2012 at the Ramada Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Each year the convention chooses a worthy charity to highlight. This year they have chosen the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to […]
It’s almost summertime and, as the song says, the living is easy. Especially if you’re a superhero. Last year the summer movie season took off with a bang, helped by the giant hammer wielded by “Thor.” This year he’s back…and he’s bringing some friends with him. Hopefully if you’re reading this you’ve already seen (or […]
After a triumphant collaboration on 2008’s cult hit REPO! The Genetic Opera, Bousman and Zdunich had no where to go but down. ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HELL! Come experience their new musical endeavor, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL. THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL features twelve original songs, written by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, directed by Bousman, produced by […]
“Dancing with The Stars” Season 14 Contestant, Host of SyFy’s “Total Blackout”
Mega vs. Metal Monster vs. Machine Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark Legendary Mockbuster Studio The Asylum Greenlights Third Installment in the Mega Shark Franchise LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2012) – After fan-favorite Mega Shark battled a giant octopus and a ferocious “crocosaurus”, fans of the franchise have demanded more action from the enormous Mega […]
Bob Odenkirk’s Let’s Do This! Premieres Exclusively On AdultSwim.com In Let’s Do This! veteran comedy writer, director, producer, and actor Bob Odenkirk gives a back door glimpse into the not-so-glamorous world of low budget filmmaking. The exclusive promo and solo episode launched today on AdultSwim.com. Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Breaking Bad) plays Cal Mackenzie-Goldberg, two-bit […]
March 2, 2012 – The New York Public Library was filled with Truffala trees this morning in celebration of the kickoff of Read Across America 2012 and the release of The Lorax on Dr. Seuss’ 108th Birthday
The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy’s thrilling adventures
Despite an early showing by top nominee “Hugo,” “The Artist” surged ahead and took home it’s anticipated Best Picture award at the 84th Annual Academy Awards tonight. Both films ended up with the lion’s share of awards, each of them taking home five trophies.
As Oscar time rolls around it’s time to take a look at this years nominees and pick the winners. If you agree or disagree, please feel free to post your comments. Here we go: BEST PICTURE The Nominees are: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, […]
MediaMikes.com film critic Mike Smith is scheduled to appear on ABC Television affiliate KMBC (Channel 9) on Friday morning, February 24
*UPDATE 3-8-12* Bob Odenkirk’s “Let’s Do This” Debuts On AdultSwim.com! Adult Swim, which is the more mature programming on Cartoon Network, will be airing “Let’s Do This” this month online, which is a new live-action comedy pilot created and produced by Bob Odenkirk, Brian Jarvis and Jim Freeman.. The show resolves about Cal McKenzie Goldberg […]
Adult Swim’s “Delocated” is created by and starring Jon Glaser. The show is currently entering its third season and this season promises to be the sexiest season of “Delocated” yet. It is set to premiere Thursday Feb. 2nd at Midnight! Media Mikes had a chance to interview a few cast members from the show. Feel […]
“Hugo,” director Martin Scorsese’s loving look at the early history of film, leads all nominees in the race for Oscar gold. The film received 11 total nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Close behind is “The Artist,” a silent, black and white film that includes Best Picture among its 10 nods. “War Horse” and […]
JawsFest: The Tribute, the second official “Jaws” celebration scheduled for this August on Martha’s Vineyard, announced it’s first list of celebrity attendees. Scheduled to appear at the celebration: Wendy Benchley, widow of “Jaws” author Peter Benchley Brenda Siemer Scheider, widow of “Jaws” star Roy Scheider (Chief Martin Brody) Virginia Shaw and the Shaw Family, widow […]
Writer of the 2012 Golden Globes Theme & Drummer/Pianist for the Japanese rock group X Japan.
Happy New Year! What better way to begin the new year then to discuss the good, bad and ugly in film from 2011. Keep in mind that some of the films that may be honored in the upcoming Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “The Iron Lady”) may have only […]
Though the film is certainly Fincher’s vision, that vision is maintained thanks to a brilliant cast.
Alexandra Breckenridge, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, Jamie Brewer and Shelby Young
Recreate a scene from A Christmas Story for a chance to win the ultimate fan vacation!
We’re really excited to announce a JAWSFEST Tribute event will be happening on Martha’s Vineyard in August 2012! Click here for all the info:
She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas Label: Merge Records Length: 33 minutes 12 Tracks Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars There is only one way to describe this album…”An instant classic”. I have been waiting for Zooey Deschanel to release a Christmas album since she teased us with her amazing singing […]
David Giuntoli is the star of NBC’s new series “Grimm”. The show is described as “a cop drama—with a twist…a dark and fantastical project about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist”. The show co-stars Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee. Media Mikes had a chance […]
Date: 10.14.2011 Location: 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheater – Tampa, FL Acts: Toby Keith, Eric Church, J.T. Hodges Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars I have to start with the fact that this was my first official country music concert. I have seen Southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd dozens of times but never really experienced […]
Mather Zickel is starring in ABC’s new comedy series “Man Up!”, along with Christopher Moynihan and Dan Fogler. The show is one of the funniest new shows on television. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Mather about his new show and what we can expect from season one. Mike Gencarelli: What do you […]
The Orlando Calling event is shaping up to be on the biggest tours that the Orlando area has seen in quite a while. It is a two day festival, spanning from Nov 12-13th will include 60 bands planned to perform. We are hoping to cover this event and be sure to get some excellent coverage […]
Ska /skä/ (noun) – A style of fast popular music having a strong offbeat and originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, a forerunner of reggae. If you’ve ever listened to music by the likes of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Madness, Fishbone or The Specials – as well as bands that infuse elements of ska into […]
“Two of a Perfect Trio” featuring King Crimson members Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto Date: Friday, September 30th, 2011 Venue: FTC’s Stage One in Fairfield, CT Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars As King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto took the stage at FTC’s Stage One, a keen observer […]
DISNEY AND DISNEY•PIXAR FAVORITES POISED TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN 3D ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Make 3D Theatrical Debut in 2012 and 2013 BURBANK, Calif. – October 4, 2011 – On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D – which will cross […]
Media Mikes is working with Ocean Ave Entertainment and StoryCrawler to help spread the word of this exciting and inspiring new film “The Mighty Macs”. The film opens in theaters on October 21 and includes The all-star cast with Carla Gugino (“Spy Kids”, “Sucker Punch”), David Boreanaz (“Bones”), Marley Shelton (“Sin City”), and Academy Award […]
EA, BioWare and LucasArts to Launch Star Wars: The Old Republic on December 20, 2011 The Republic or the Empire? Choose Your Side and Forge Your Own Personal Star Wars Saga in the Groundbreaking, Story-Driven MMO from BioWare LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today during their keynote address at the Eurogamer Expo, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg […]
TWEET TO DECIDE WHO IN THE WORLD SEES “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3” FIRST! Paramount Pictures Launches First Ever Global “Tweet To See It First” to Kick Off the Eagerly Awaited 3rd Installment of the Thriller Franchise Movie Will Premiere in 20 Cities Worldwide on October 18th HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 28, 2011) – In an unprecedented move, Paramount […]
LIONSGATE BRINGS DEAD ISLAND TO LIFE ON THE BIG SCREEN Feature Film Adaptation Of Deep Silver’s Zombie Sensation In Development At The Studio Santa Monica, CA, September 27, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has optioned film rights from Deep Silver to develop a feature inspired by Dead Island, which became a viral media […]