The curiously named #40 block on the final day of HollyShorts had some very interesting film in its lineup. With several great films in this block, it's time to take a good look at a very diverse film line-up.
This year at HollyShorts, one of the more anticipated blocks of films seemed to be the Romantic Comedy Block. With nearly a dozen films on display, it was a pleasure to get to see the wonderfully hilarious and heartwarming films that appeared this year.
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I giggle every time I think of the premise of this book. It’s silly, irreverent, and simply perfect for the medium. There’s nothing inside these pages that isn’t downright fun; the hard-drinking and side-splitting antics of the man named Santa are a joy to behold, but not the “to the world” type. The peace that this Kringle is bringing is the more eternal sort, and the ride getting there is hysterical. There’s not many stories that I can kick back and simply enjoy nowadays, but this series is certainly one of them. Outfitted with crazy characters, crazier antics, and the craziest plot twists, this is a book that just wants to grab a beer and beat the living snot out of anything that cramps the Claus style.
Have you heard the news, Tomb Raider fans!? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting almost a whole year to celebrate and rejoice! Mark your smartwatches, nerds, because Rise of the Tomb Raider, originally released for Xbox One only, will finally be available for the Playstation 4 on October 11th, 2016! Excited now?!
This first issue of Kingsway West jumps around a bit before we find our footing in the present story. Greg Pak (House of Penance) has created a brand new, but awfully familiar, world. It’s the era of the gold rush, the US is split between the Chinese and Mexicans, and the gold is red. Yes, Red Gold. This Red Gold powers a phenomenon that science cannot explain, especially since it can be used as a weapon. Everyone wants it, badly enough to go to war.
In the first issue of Conan the Slayer by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Sergio Dávila, we followed a wounded Conan into a community of Kozaki warriors. After some grandstanding, Conan earned their trust and caused a divide between the father (leader of the pack) with his older son. The older son does not trust Conan. Conan trusts none of them.
Fanbase Press Contributor Russ Pirozek reviews several of the films from the HollyShorts 2016 Coming of Age Block.
There have been so many wonderful films at this year's HollyShorts Film Festival, but the second Documentary block had some of the most moving films of this year's festival. These documentaries, while short, were incredibly powerful and very entertaining.
This year's HollyShorts Alumni block had a huge variety of different films of all genres. This selection ran the gamut between funny and scary, heartbreaking and powerful, and everything in between.