Can’t Stop Serenity Celebrates Whedon’s Birthday, Benefits Charity

Browncoats — what fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly series and Serenity movie call themselves — are celebrating Whedon’s birthday, June 23, in a big way. In cities across the U.S. and in countries around the world, they are sponsoring screenings of Serenity to benefit the director’s favorite charity, Equality Now. The campaign, called “Serenity Now, […]

Young Frankenstein: The Musical?

After the success of the stage version of his 1968 movie The Producers, Mel Brooks hopes to strike gold again by adapting his 1974 film Young Frankenstein for the musical theatre. What the hey? It already had one musical number — the monster performing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” — why not more? “Whether it comes […]

Catching Up with the News

Whew! This week has been a bear. I haven’t been getting enough sleep so I haven’t been able to write posts for this blog. Did you miss me? 😉 Horror Genre Gets Its Own Video on Demand Network Comcast and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced recently that they plan to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) network featuring […]

Truly Viral Marketing Can Creep Out Your Friends

DreamWorks Home Entertainment has come up with a way to have the terror of their movie, The Ring, travel through the phone lines — and in the process promote the DVD release of The Ring Two. In case you aren’t aware of The Ring‘s plot, here’s a summary. When someone watches a mystical short film, […]

Film Festival in San Jose Next Week

If you’re going to be in the San Jose, Calif., area next week, you might want to check out the annual film festival, Cinequest. Taking place March 1 through 12 at three cinemas, Cinequest screens a plethora of short and long films in a variety of styles. Several on the docket this year are genre […]

Movieland Wax Museum Auction Announced

Have you ever wanted to walk on the bridge of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek? Have you dreamed of walking down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion? Have you fantasized about turning your garage into a Chamber of Horrors? Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 11, starting […]

Almost the Shape of Things to Come

Like it came out of the 1936 movie, Things to Come, based on the H.G. Wells’ novel The Shape of Things to Come, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is almost complete. Originally scheduled to open on New Year’s Day, it is now estimated to be completed by this summer. This is big, cool idea: a glass […]

More Star Wars Fun at the Boston Museum of Science

The premiere issue of The Genre Traveler covered the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston. Recently, the Museum announced complementary events for the exhibit: Saturday, October 22 If you’re already in the Boston area, you might want to help the museum celebrate the opening of the exhibit […]