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Thursday, December 13 2018 13:03

Holiday Wish Guide: Hot Movies for Cold Nights - VENOM and EQUALIZER 2!

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We're in the home stretch of the 2018 holiday season, and that means that gift-givers will soon be hitting the stores in a frenzy. I've long-held that movies are not only the perfect gift - but they're truly the perfect stocking stuffer. They just tend to slip right into the stockings so snuggly - as if a Blu-ray package was intentionally-sized to fit within the traditional staple of seasonal gift holders. But what to get, especially for the action-loving guys on your list this season? Two top choices are both Holiday Wish Guide™ Picks here at The Rock Father™ Magazine: Sony Pictures Venom and Equalizer 2, both available at Walmart!

They say that "the world has enough superheroes," and that's where Venom comes in. An alien symbiote that first thrilled audiences in the pages of Marvel Comics, the character has been reinvented for a new generation, with Tom Hardy stepping into the role of Venom's human host, Eddie Brock. A surprise hit, Venom has already racked up more than $880M at the global box office, and rightfully so - it's just pure entertainment and a lot of fun.

Hover-over the image above and hit the specially-marked icons to visit Walmart for your own copy of Venom!

While giving the gift of Venom is a great thing, it's also a fun break from the craziness of the holiday season... should you want to "gift" it to yourself. Truth be told, I fired it up here in my home office when my wife and kids were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Venom danced on the screen in front of me.

Bonus: For action-figure lovers, Walmart has an exclusive "retro action figure" pack that pairs the Venom Blu-ray combo pack with a 90's-style Venom action figure!

And of course, there's the Denzel Washington-starring Equalizer 2. The Blu-ray release is packed with over an hour of bonus features, plus it has the "Retribution Mode" in which you can watch the movie with pop-up style expansions that feature Washington and director Antoine Fuqua as they throw down knowledge on how they crafted each scene.

Whether you're giving the adventure to others or just looking to make a little time for yourself, Venom and Equalizer 2 are entertaining choices to add some explosively-hot adventure to these cold winter nights! You can find Equalizer 2 at Walmart available now and Venom at Walmart starting 12/18/18.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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