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Comic-Con 2011 News: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN star Andrew Garfield was given Tobey Maguire’s blessing when he took over the role

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in SPIDER-MAN 4 | ©2010 Sony/Marvel/photo by John Schwartzman

While at today’s 2011 Comic Con in San Diego, Andrew Garfield spoke to the press about finally taking over the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-man in the new reboot THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Having been a big fan since he was a kid, he loved the chance to be the poster boy for all skinny kids around the world who wish they could transform into a crime-fighting super hero. “I like the idea of a skinny kid beating up bad guys,” says Garfield. “It’s a dream of mine and what a way to do it so you can give other […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: The scoop on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2011 Sony Pictures/Marvel

With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN rebooting the film franchise with new Peter Parker Andrew Garfield and new director Marc Webb, at today’s 2011 Comic-Con press event producer Avi Arad discussed why they went the reboot route as opposed to a fourth chapter in the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire incarnation of the franchise. “Most of you are aware we started on the way to do another movie, but our director [Raimi] and cast and us realized there wasn’t enough newness,” says Arad. “There was not a new story to tell. As we started to discuss this movie and what we wanted to make, […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: The scoop on superhero comic BLOOD RED DRAGON from Stan Lee and recording artist Yoshiki

BLOOD RED DRAGON | ©2011 Image Comics

Comic book legend Stan Lee and world-renowned recording artist Toshiki have partnered up for a new superhero comic book series BLOOD RED DRAGON which is being released through Todd McFarlane’s Image Comics. At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, they spoke a bit about the project which is scripted by Jon Goff and deals with a new protector of earth dealing with the armies of darkness called Oblivion. “Yoshiki is a hero like no hero you’ve ever seen before,” says Lee. “He’s a hero who is great rock musician – and a classic musician.” “We came up with the name BLOOD […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: Todd McFarlane says new script for SPAWN reboot is completed

SPAWN comic book | © Image Comics

There hasn’t been too much news on the SPAWN reboot movie front in some time, but at today’s San Diego Comic-Con, SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane spoke about the status of the new film. “We’re just finishing the script and we producers coming in and have a big actor we’re talking too,” adds McFarlane. Also on Todd McFarlane’s plate is his involvement with the new Stan Lee comic TOSHIKI: BLOOD RED DRAGON featuring international singing sensation Toshiki which is being distributed by McFarlane’s comic book company Image. Click on Link: Stan Lee talks about his new comic book BLOOD RED DRAGON […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Isis”

Erica Durance and Justin Hartley in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Isis" | ©2011 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Writer: Genevieve Sparling Director: James Marshall Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast:  October 22, 2010 EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though SMALLVILLE is over, ASSIGNMENT X missed a few episodes during Season 10 and will be filling in the reviews during the summer as The CW re-airs the show. It’s amazing how SMALLVILLE has really dove head-first into the Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) romance this year – particularly with the knowledge that Lois knows Clark is the Blur and Clark wanting to tell Lois he is the Blur. […]Read On »

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Film Fest: The Laughs Are On at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

2011 Los Angeles Film Festival poster

Dateline: Downtown Los Angeles Exactly why, you may wonder, would one need to attend a film festival in Los Angeles. Isn’t everyday a film day? Yes and no. Sure, any given day there might be a film premiere or a star appearance. But only the Los Angeles Film Festival offers such a magnificent mix of multimedia culture clash. It may be only the second year for the LA Film Festival in its new location—downtown’s glitzy steel and glass entertainment center known as L.A. Live—but it already seems as familiar as popcorn and butter. With most films showing at the Regal […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Homecoming”

James Marsters and Tom Welling in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Homecoming" | ©2010 The CW/Ed Araquel

Stars: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Writer: Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Director: Jeannot Szwarc Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast:  October 15, 2010 EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though SMALLVILLE is over, ASSIGNMENT X missed a few episodes during Season 10 and will be filling in the reviews during the summer as The CW re-airs the show. The 200th episode of SMALLVILLE arrives with a very fitting story – tracing Clark Kent’s past, present and future in a sort of superhero version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by way of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. “Homecoming” features a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GREEN LANTERN

GREEN LANTERN poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Clancy Brown Writers: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Berlanti & Green & Guggenheim Director: Martin Campbell Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 17, 2011 There is great dramatic tension onscreen in GREEN LANTERN. Unfortunately, it has almost nothing to do with the story. Instead, it lies within the intense commitment of stars Ryan Reynolds and Peter Sarsgaard to keeping their characters vital and engaging, and the occasional blast of wonderful dialogue, battling […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Supergirl”

Laura Vandervoort in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Supergirl" | ©2010 The CW/Michael Courtney

Starring: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Writer: Ann Cofell Saunders Director: Mairzee Almas Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast:  October 9, 2010 EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though SMALLVILLE is over, ASSIGNMENT X missed a few episodes during Season 10 and will be filling in the reviews during the summer as The CW re-airs the show. It’s been awhile, but Clark Kent’s cousin Kara (Laura Vandervoort) returns to SMALLVILLE in “Supergirl” and guess what? Yes, she can now fly – much to Clark’s surprise. Jor-El has entrusted Kara with a task – to stop a dark force […]Read On »

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Comics Vs. Movies: Riptide of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS – Things You Need to Know

Alex Gonzalez in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is now in theaters! Many of you might read this series of editorials before you see the movie, and some after, but be warned there are some spoilerish elements in play. Basically, our idea was to create a series of character guides to the main players of FIRST CLASS, to give people a bit of a working knowledge of where the characters in the movie have their comic book origins, and how those origins compare to their big screen counterparts. This is a taste of the comics for those who haven’t spent their lives reading and archiving […]Read On »

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