Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
"In Treatment" is sort of a jumping-on point for new viewers of RIVERDALE. It's a nice bit of catching up done without the crutch of flashbacks or "best of" moments. The setup is that, given the multiple tragic events in recent days plus the stress of college acceptance -- and rejections --... + continue reading
Flash 608
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
On the eve of the impending Crisis, Central City has its darkest night. Bloodwork (SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY) is making fast work of turning the citizens into mindless zombies -- fast work because he has a fast friend: he's infected Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN), aka The Flash. But all is not lost as... + continue reading
The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Posted by Jeff Ritter
Ah, Christmastime. What fond memories does that word recall for you? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? The long car ride to visit relatives across town, across the state, or across the country? Perhaps it’s the surprise and delight of opening presents, or the heartwarming scent of hot cider and... + continue reading
Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Posted by Critical Blast Staff
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up and coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met... + continue reading
Buttons a Christmas Tale
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Posted by RJ Carter
I will say this for Tim Janis's BUTTONS: A CHRISTMAS TALE: it's heart is in the right place, and it delivers familiar faces -- and voices -- at every turn. Beginning with narration from KATE WINSLET and ROBERT REDFORD, we waste no time in being introduced to legendary actor DICK VAN DYKE, leaving a... + continue reading
Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Flash 608
The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre
Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Buttons a Christmas Tale

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Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Thursday, 05/12/19
"In Treatment" is sort of a jumping-on point for new viewers of RIVERDALE. It's a nice bit of catching up done without the crutch of flashbacks or "best of" moments. The setup is that, given the multiple tragic events in recent days plus the stress of college acceptance -- and rejections -- coming in the mail, the students of Riverdale High... + continue reading
Flash 608
Tuesday, 03/12/19
On the eve of the impending Crisis, Central City has its darkest night. Bloodwork (SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY) is making fast work of turning the citizens into mindless zombies -- fast work because he has a fast friend: he's infected Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN), aka The Flash. But all is not lost as Black Lantern Flash... I mean, Dark Flash... helps... + continue reading

Movies

Buttons a Christmas Tale
Wednesday, 27/11/19
I will say this for Tim Janis's BUTTONS: A CHRISTMAS TALE: it's heart is in the right place, and it delivers familiar faces -- and voices -- at every turn. Beginning with narration from KATE WINSLET... + continue reading

Television

Riverdale 408 In Treatment
Thursday, 05/12/19
"In Treatment" is sort of a jumping-on point for new viewers of RIVERDALE. It's a nice bit of catching up done without the crutch of flashbacks or "best of" moments. The setup is that, given the... + continue reading

Music

Toto Forty Tours Around the Sun
Thursday, 21/11/19
Toto has long been one of those bands that I could just put an album on (yes I said album) and listen to it from start to finish. Their music always sounded polished and complete, meaning they never... + continue reading

Books

Thursday, 24/10/19
We are officially one week away from the release of Stephen J. Mitchell’s debut novel BULLETPROOF: ORIGINS; the YA Adventure novel about a bullied high school freshman who discovers he’s... + continue reading

Comics

Monday, 25/11/19
Gabby Garcia's problems have only multiplied since her father showed up and injected her with nanites right before being killed. Now the platinum blonde science student and volleyball athlete finds... + continue reading

Interviews

Ben Mankiewicz and Margaret O'Brien for TCM in St. Louis
Thursday, 26/09/19
It's the third year that Turner Classic Movies has held their "Bring TCM to Your Hometown" contest, and for the Gateway to the Midwest, the third time was the charm. After what the network termed an... + continue reading

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The Cast of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 29-30, 2019. Photo Credit: Fabulous Fox Theatre
Tuesday, 03/12/19
Ah, Christmastime. What fond memories does that word recall for you? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? The long car ride to visit relatives across town, across the state, or across the country?... + continue reading

Home Video

Buttons a Christmas Tale
Wednesday, 27/11/19
I will say this for Tim Janis's BUTTONS: A CHRISTMAS TALE: it's heart is in the right place, and it delivers familiar faces -- and voices -- at every turn. Beginning with narration from KATE WINSLET... + continue reading

Sports

Hard Rock Stadium
Tuesday, 19/11/19
The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will stage the Super Bowl LIV. Photo: AJ Lipp The countdown is on for the Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th championship game in the modern-... + continue reading

Geek Chic

Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Sunday, 01/12/19
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up and coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Culture

Bombshell 2019 12 - Maiicosplay
Sunday, 01/12/19
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up and coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Trailers

Thursday, 19/07/18
During San Diego Comic Con, there was a panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.  The panel ended with one hell of a surprise: 4 years after being cancelled, CLONE WARS... + continue reading

Gaming

Hard Rock Stadium
Tuesday, 19/11/19
The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will stage the Super Bowl LIV. Photo: AJ Lipp The countdown is on for the Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th championship game in the modern-... + continue reading

Toys

Barbie Forever 60 Years
Tuesday, 17/09/19
At first blush, Robin Gerber's BARBIE FOREVER: HER INSPIRATATION, HISTORY, AND LEGACY might appear to be another beautifully designed coffee table book, packaged to appeal to fans of the Mattel maven... + continue reading

Contests

Friday, 15/11/19
Load up and get ready to fire...at your game monitor. Critical Blast is giving away one package of Mars Lightcon's IR shooter game, VOYAGE OF THE DEAD, which includes: a low-power IR laser... + continue reading