Beauty and the Beast – Quick Movie Take

Rae, host of Screen Heroes and member of the Super Sirens cosplay duo, gives us her Quick Movie Take on the brand new live action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans. Catch her review below!

Are you going to go see Beauty and the Beast? Is it on your list of must-see movies this month?

If you have seen it, what did you think? Was Emma Watson a good Belle? Comment below or on our video!

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Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. source

Beauty and the Beast is rated PG with a running time of 129 minutes.

Beauty and the Beast – Quick Movie Take

Kong: Skull Island – Quick Movie Take

Ryan of the Screen Heroes podcast and Buster Props bring us an early take on the monster movie reboot Kong: Skull Island. The new incarnation of the giant gorilla takes place at the tail end of the Vietnam war and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman.

Have you seen Kong: Skull Island yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more fun videos.

A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. source

Kong: Skull Island is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 118 minutes.

Kong: Skull Island – Quick Movie Take

Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power Unboxing

Hey everyone, it’s time for another Marvel Collector Corps subscription box unboxing! Once every other month, we receive a new box from Funko in their Marvel Collector Corps line. Each box contains 100% exclusive items including comic book variants, POP Vinyls, and more. Every box has a theme. In the past we’ve had Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Secret Wars, as a few examples. We’re well into the second year for this service and it’s now time for Women of Power. Keep in mind that throughout the video, I’ll be discussing and showing every item in the box, so if you don’t want spoilers, I’d stop now.

If you like the video, be sure to check out the rest of our unboxing videos, interviews, and other videos on our YouTube page. You can find the link in the top right of this website. We unbox the DC Legion of Collectors and Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty boxes too!

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Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power Unboxing

Manu Bennett Interview – Planet Comicon 2016

Ths year at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon, I was able to get a few minutes of Manu Bennett’s time and interview him about his acting experiences. We talk about his sint on The CW series Arrow where he played Slade Wilson (Deathstroke), his time on Spartacus, and even his newest project The Shannara Chronicles. I’d like to thank Manu Bennett for taking time during the convention to talk with me.

To learn more about Planet Comicon check out our cosplay photo galleries and recap during our Screen Heroes podcast:

Planet Comicon Photo Galleries

Screen Heroes Ep. 23: Planet Comicon Recap & Thundercats Casting

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Beauty and the Beast Teaser Released

The first teaser for Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast released today, starring Emma Watson in the titular role.  Set for a March 2017 debut, the filming has been kept very quiet since it began.  There has yet to be any major set or costume leaks whatsoever.  Today, we get our first look at the film. You can watch the first Beauty and the Beast teaser below, and for those who can’t watch can read my description beneath that.

For those unable to watch, it begins with the outside of the Beast’s castle, mimicking the familiar Disney logo, with a snowy trail of pixie dust arcing over it. A slowed version of the original trailer’s music begins to play, which I have to admit, excited me greatly. We get a beautifully dreary look at the Beast’s castle.  It’s an elegant time lapse depicting the castle in its glory days to its dismal, dusty present.  Cracks in the floors appear, cobwebs collects, and gorgeous candles melt to nothing.  A portrait of the royal family appear, king and queen included this time, and the prince depicted as a young man this time (correcting the oversight of his portrait as an adult from the cartoon). Then the infamous scratches across his face appear with a snarl echoing as it cuts to black.

Finally! We’re gonna get to see the Beauty, Belle.  The broken door to the castle creaks open and a shadow appears.  Lumiere and Cogsworth exclaim it’s a girl and she might be the one! Then we hear Emma Watson’s very melodic voice say, “Hello?”  Then the familiar “Tale as Old as Time” begins to play. The magic rose appears, and Belle’s eyes can be seen gazing upon it.

What did you think? As one of my all time favorite Disney movies, I am absolutely thrilled to see Beauty and the Beast come to life. Beauty and the Beast has done phenomenally well both in theaters as an animated feature, being the first to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy, and won a Tony award while on Broadway.  While it’s hard to say what other deviations will be taken with the film at this point, I’d like to think that this will follow the footsteps of Maleficent and Cinderella and not feature any singing, but have the original score play in the background. I’m also sure this is when Disney will officially confirm the Beast has an actual name (fun fact: he did not in the animated film. Fans were bothered by this for years, and once a concept piece of the character appeared with the name “Adam” next to it, they ate it up. Fans have been calling him that ever since.)

The film stars Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, and Ewan McGregor and is directed by Bill Condon. See it in theaters March 17, 2017.

Beauty and the Beast Teaser Released

Ryan gets dominated in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Check out Ryan’s latest video game spree and he takes on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive live on our Twitch channel! Be sure to subscribe at to get notifications when we go live playing video games and even filming our podcasts and other media. Last week’s Screen Heroes took viewer votes in our first ever Versus match!

What did you think? Should Ryan keep practicing or is it time to move on to another game? Comment below and he might just listen.

If you’d like to see more Twitch videos, hit up for our gallery of nothing but video game streams.

If you’d like to see other stuff, we’ve got a full YouTube page with Rae’s I Ship It, plus unboxing videos, and live broadcasts of our Screen Heroes podcast!

I Ship It Ep. 04 – The Flash & Supergirl

In episode 04 of I Ship It, I ship two more DC Comics character who have broken into the spotlight with their recent live-action TV series on The CW and CBS, Flash and Supergirl. Flash, being a founding member of the Justice League, has been around for decades and have a strong, complex history that includes several different people dawning the Flash cowl, most prominently, Barry Allen. Meanwhile, Supergirl’s popularity seemed to peak in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon as Kara Zor-El, “older” cousin of Superman. How she can be both his big cousin but younger is some great sci-fi, timey-whimey stuff but that’s beside the point.

In this episode, I take a look at why now is the time for The Flash and Supergirl to come together as a couple. They are both seeing their highest level of popularity with two very successful shows in The CW and CBS respectively and they even have a crossover episode scheduled for this month! How cool is that?

Alright, that’s enough for the intro. Check out the video below for my thoughts on the two characters and why I think they make a great couple.

What did you think? Do you Ship The Flash and Supergirl like I do? Let me know in the comments if you’d Ship them and also make some suggestions for fictional couples you’d like to see get together. Don’t forget, season 1 focuses on comic book characters but this goes beyond just DC  and Marvel.

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Legion of Collectors Unboxing: March 2016

DC Comics fans, your long wait, and mine, is finally over. The first of the Legion of Collectors subscription from Funko is finally here! For those who aren’t familiar with the service, Legion of Collectors in a bi-monthly (every other month) blind box subscription service themed with DC Comics related items. The first month was themed for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film while the second month, May’s, is revealed toward the end of the unboxing video.

This service is similar to two existing subscriptions from Funko, Marvel Collectors Corps and the Star Wars themed Smuggler’s Bounty. For details on those, check out our Unboxing playlist on our YouTube channel, as we unbox those as well.

Please note, unboxing videos ALWAYS contain spoilers for the contents of the box as well as the next month’s theme. You have been warned.

If you’re still with us, catch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of our awesome videos including I Ship It with Rae of the Super Sirens cosplay duo and our frequent Twitch streams with Ryan of Buster Costumes and Props!

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Legion of Collectors Unboxing: March 2016

I Ship It Ep. 03 – Captain Marvel & Spider-Woman

In episode 03 of our new web series I Ship It, I stay in the Marvel Comics universe to Ship a same-sex couple. Recently, Marvel and DC Comics have become more comfortable with having same-sex couples in their canon. DC even made the Earth-2 Green Lantern gay in The New 52. So, I decided to look at two strong female superheroes in the Marvel universe who have never had a strong romance in their various incarnations, Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman. Both of these heroes have had a rough go, even being thrown to the dirt at times but never quite forgotten. Captain Marvel is even set to have her own movie in the MCU. While it’s unlikely we’ll see Spider-Woman on the big screen anytime soon, you never know, especially with the rumored now 68 characters for Infinity War.

Anyway, in Episode 01 of I Ship It, I Shipped two DC Comics characters, Batman and Zatanna. Then, in episode 02, I Shipped She-Hulk and Daredevil. Now, it’s time for Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman. Watch the video below, comment with your thoughts, and then suggest a couple for me to Ship in a later episode!

So what do you think? Would Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman make a solid couple? Do you think either one pairs better with another Marvel character? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Don’t forget to comment with some couples you’d like to see me Ship! If your suggestion gets put into an episode you’ll be in the running for a free I Ship It t-shirt!

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I Ship It Ep. 03 – Captain Marvel & Spider-Woman

Alice Through the Looking Glass, trailer review

Fans of the 2010 Disney film Alice in Wonderland got treated to an all new trailer this week for the sequel film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. We have the returning main cast of characters, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as The White Queen, and Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen. In addition to the returning main four characters we also have new additions for the villain Time, a half clock, half human being, played by Sacha Baron Cohen who has the ability to freeze time and go back and forth between different time periods, and the Mad Hatters father played by Rhys Ifans. Also returning are the voice talents of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, and Michael Sheen.

The new trailer opens with Alan Rickman’s character of Absolem talking and guiding Alice through a mirror and back into the world of Wonderland. We know from the original teaser released a while back that something has happened to the Mad Hatter and Alice must go back to Wonderland to try and save him from the villain, Time presumably. This trailer doesn’t show a whole lot of new footage or story plot elements but it does give us glimpses of the main characters, Time questioning Hatter and the March Hare about where Alice is and when she is meant to arrive in Wonderland, The Red Queen wanting revenge from her defeat in the first film and still wanting to cut off Alice’s head, Time turning the hands on a clock backwards and making Bayard the Bloodhound revert back to puppy, a very dark and scary looking Mad Hatter with dark circles under his eyes and grey streaks in his orange hair, and what seems to be an allegiance between Time and The Red Queen against Alice and her friends. The trailer is complete with it being cut to the Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit,” covered by artist P!NK. We still know very little about this movie but what has been shown looks very promising, and with Tim Burton now producing and James Bobin, director of The Muppets and The Muppets Most Wanted now in the director’s chair, along with Linda Woolverton returning to write the screenplay, this Disney sequel will surely be one to see when it opens in theaters on May 27th.

Check out the newly released poster and both trailers for the film bellow.

Alice Through the Looking Glass


What did you all think of the new Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer? Do you think it will do as well as the original film or even better? Sound off in the comments bellow and let us know what you think of the Alice sequel.

Alice Through the Looking Glass, trailer review

I Ship It Ep. 02 – She-Hulk & Daredevil

Rae, co-host of our weekly podcast series Screen Heroes, continues her quest to ship fictional character couples. In Episode 02, she switches gears from the DC Universe to Marvel Comics and looks at two superheroes who were both, at times, members of the Avengers, She-Hulk and Daredevil. Daredevil has been made very popular recently with the launch of his highly successful Netflix series but She-Hulk hasn’t had the same stint on the center stage. Check out Episode 02 of I Ship It as Rae talks about why She-Hulk and Daredevil are the perfect couple while also discussing some of the other love interests both characters have had over the years both in comic books and on screen.

So what do you think? Did Rae make the case for shipping She-Hulk and Daredevil? Do you think either one is better suited for someone else? Comment below with your thoughts and don’t forget to send us couples you’d like to see Rae ship for a chance to win some goodies like t-shirts and 3D printed stuff!

Stay tuned for next week’s episode of I Ship It. Rae will be shipping two more Marvel characters, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get a first peek at our latest videos.

I Ship It Ep. 02 – She-Hulk & Daredevil

Dungeons & Dragons Superbowl Special Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 and the conclusion of our Dungeons and Dragons Superbowl Special campaign! If you have not watched part 1, please check it out here. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our latest videos including our new weekly series I Ship It, starring Rae of the Super Sirens cosplay duo, co-host of the podcast series Screen Heroes, and one of our D&D crew.

Now, last we left our heroes, they had only briefly been in the Bronco Village are we about the head into the local tavern to attempt to gain information about the temple, in order to complete their secret quest to successfully plant their pig bomb.

Dungeons & Dragons Superbowl Special Credits

D&D Players
Derreck Mayer
Nicole Henderson
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guest Dungeon Master (DM)
Jon Wunsch

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Derreck Mayer

Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)


We hope you enjoyed our special Dungeons and Dragons campaign in honor of Superbowl 50. We have plans to launch more D&D campaigns with video and even live streaming, so stay tuned for that!

Don’t forget to comment below with your thoughts on our first Dungeons and Dragons campaign for The Grid Daily!

Dungeons & Dragons Superbowl Special Part 2