SDCC ’14: Celebrity Diary: James Urbaniak Goes to Comic-Con

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Dream: I am in a room full of food. Mike Tyson talks to Sponge Bob. Nearby, Leonard Maltin eats a sandwich.

Oh wait, it’s not a dream, I’m in the Adult Swim green room at Comic-Con. This is the room at the Hilton Bayfront where anyone on an Adult Swim panel hangs out before or afterward. Mike Tyson (who stars in an upcoming Adult Swim animated series) is talking to Sponge Bob (well, Tom Kenny) and Leonard Maltin is floating about. It’s not a dream, but it does feel deeply symbolic. Of what, I have no idea.

Movie Wars! Batman v Superman gets release date and so do 9 other Unknown DC movies

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When Marvel and WB both picked May 6, 2916 as a release date—Marvel aggressively moving Captain America 3 to the same date as the long expected Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—we all knew someone would blink. And it was WB. They have just announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will move up […]

The Fantastic Four as you never expected to see them

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That's a wrap on #FantasticFour! Thanks to my boys @Miles_Teller @michaelb4jordan @1jamiebell for the fun times… pic.twitter.com/7ZdgvlBsP3 — Kate Mara (@_KateMara) August 2, 2014 I saw this picture floating, uncaptioned, through my social media and thought it was some kids who had just been out for PBRs and a Young the Giant show. Turns out it’s […]

SDCC ’14: Inside, Outside–A Visual Recap

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by Pam Auditore While at SDCC I could not help but notice the grumbling across Social Media of how little seemed to be coming out of SDCC in real time, and how deeply missed G4 was as a result.  For those of us trying to bridge the gap, their seemed to be insufficient band width […]

Wanna listen to the Awesome Mix Vol 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Perhaps no movie since the last Quentin Tarantino film has used familiar music as effectively to cue emotions as Guardians of The Galaxy. Starting with the trailers, director James Gunn picked out 70s music that has both nostalgic schlock value and hooks as big and irresistible as the universe. The result is music that grounds […]

Marvel Studios has a woman problem again but Sony might be the knight in shining armor

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Well, given LUCY triumphing over HERCULES at the box office—Scarlett Johansson is now a bigger action star than The Rock—you’d think Marvel or DC would finally fish or cut bait, shit or get off the pot, stop hemming and hawing, pull the trigger…

…AND while I was thinking of more metaphors for their on again off again pursuit of a female-led film, Sony scooped them all with a not at all vague and impossible to say if its true scoop at Deadline that says after Sinister Six in 2016 they’ll put out a female led film in 2017!

SDCC Discusses Blake J. Harris’ “The Console Wars,” with guests.

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By: Nick Eskey Once upon a time, Nintendo resurrected what remained of the home console market, and thus ruled the gaming world. Almost 95% of the market belonged to them. People didn’t play videogames, they played “Nintendo.” But then, a competitor slowly loomed in sight. Sega’s star was on the rise, threatening the hold that […]

SDCC 14: JMS Shoots Straight While Firing From the Hip

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By David Nieves J. Michael Straczynski isn’t one to mess around. Unless it’s an hour of sarcasm and announcements, which his spotlight panel, Comic-Con Saturday, had copious amounts of. JMS as he’s know to his friends, enemies, and frenemies had a lot of updates on outhouse projects and something he announced at SDCC two years […]

SDCC ’14: Careers in Creativity

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  By: Nick Eskey In today’s world, with the level of connectivity we all share, and all the available options for entertainment, there is a greater need to stand out from the competition. To achieve this, there’s a greater need for creativity. Creative jobs exist in all different avenues, whether it be comics, movies, television, […]

Interview: Celebrate Twin Peaks with Kenneth and Ross

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By Alexander Jones Twin Peaks fans have been eagerly awaiting the Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery Blu-ray since it was announced. During the panel for the show on Saturday night, some mysteries about the show were revealed, such as both the Fire Walk With Me and the deleted scenes from the original show. Meaning, that this is […]

SDCC ’14: Giant Monsters Win the Masquerade

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Just a few hours after Legendary Pictures’ CEO Thomas Tull announced that Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan will appear in the Godzilla sequel, attendees at the 40th annual Comic-Con Masquerade saw the four monsters destroy a city live on stage — and win the competition’s Best in Show.

Beyond the Page: Writing in the Digital Age

These authors talk about technology, and how it's influenced their work.

By : Nick Eskey Ever since the creation of the printing press, authors finally had an avenue to get their works out into the world. But it wasn’t until the creation of moving pictures that authors had another venue for their work aside from their printed forms. A book had the chance to find itself […]

SDCC ’14: Oh Look, it’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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Revealed at the SDCC Warner Bros panel at Hall H today, you can now get your blinkers on Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman.

Composing for Heroes: Continuity and Emotions

Composers Tyler Bates, Christophe Beck, Blake Neely, John Ottoman, and Brian Tyler.

By: Nick Eskey There are many pieces that go into creating a successful movie and television series, especially when trying to bring something to life from a printed medium. There has to be a solid script, right choice of actors, a fitting venue, and of course perfect music score. All of these aspects paint a […]

Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Games

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While news of this strategic partnership between Next Games and Lionsgate as part of the latter’s new gaming initiative sound great for all concerned money wise, all you need to know is that Next Games puts out Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga 2, Farm Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and many other addictive little games […]

SDCC 2014: The Beat Picks Showbiz Panels You Can Go To Without Ruining Comic-Con

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Not everything showbiz related at Comic-Con is innately douchey. There are even some panels that sound downright FASCINATING. Like these. But get there early. Also check out my PW story on the top COMICS panels of the show. THURSDAY 10:30am –  11:30am Legends of TV Land Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Get up close and […]