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Comic-Con 2014: Hand’s on ALIEN: ISOLATION video game – SDCC

  One of the most anticipated games of 2014 is the survival horror game ALIEN: ISOLATION, a game that promises to bring back the fear and claustrophobia of the original movie. During Comic-Con 2014, I was given a three-minute demo of the game inside a ginormous alien egg, where I was able to test out – for only three minutes – the game and get a feel for the dark, brooding environment. First off, the whole process of stepping into an ALIEN egg is just plain weird but cool at the same time. But it definitely sets the stage for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark A. Sheppard on SUPERNATURAL Season 9 and more

Mark A. Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 | ©2013 The CW/Nino Mundashoz

There is an Internet meme that’s a collage of actor Mark A. Sheppard in some of his many recurring genre TV roles – as King of Hell Crowley in SUPERNATURAL, as interplanetary fence Badger in FIREFLY, as Romo Lampkin in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, as Tanaka in DOLLHOUSE, as Benedict Valda in WAREHOUSE 13, as insurance investigator Jim Sterling in LEVERAGE, as Canton Everett Delaware III in DOCTOR WHO, to name a few. There is an accompanying caption to the effect of, “If you don’t recognize this man, turn in your geek credentials.” London-born Sheppard also has feature film credits, including IN […]Read On »

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Interview: Todd McFarlane on SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

SUPERHEROES A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE | (c) 2013 PBS

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THOR star Tom Hiddleston on THE HOLLOW CROWN

Tom HIddleston in GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE HOLLOW CROWN - HENRY IV: PART 1 I I©2013 PBS/BBC

THE HOLLOW CROWN, currently airing Fridays at 9 PM on PBS’ GREAT PERFORMANCES series, is a collection of four of William Shakespeare’s history plays made into films, with many sequences shot on location. RICHARD II aired last week. The remaining three, HENRY IV PART I, HENRY IV PART II and HENRY V, all star Tom Hiddleston, who begins as the hedonistic Prince Hal and goes through a great deal of personal and royal change to emerge as the regal Henry V. Jeremy Irons stars in the two HENRY IV plays as the title character. London-born, Oxfordshire-raised Hiddleston has an award-winning […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Randall Einhorn on WILFRED Season 3

Jason Gann in WILFRED - Season 3 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

WILFRED, now in its third season on FX Thursdays at 10 PM, is the offbeat, often surreal comedy about Ryan (Elijah Wood) who is the only person who sees his neighbor’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as an Australian fellow in a dog suit. Gann originally created the series with Adam Zwar as a short in their native Australia, where then was made into a television series. David Zuckerman adapted WILFRED forU.S. television. Randall Einhorn has directed the majority of WILFRED’s episodes and after a gathering of FX series directors at the Television Critics Association press tour, he takes some time […]Read On »

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Breaking News: HANNIBAL: SEASON ONE Blu-ray and DVD at Comic-Con 2013

HANNIBAL: SEASON ONE | (c) 2013 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Looking for more HANNIBAL in your life before the second season begins in the winter of next year? NBC’s hit show will be releasing the first season onto Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, NBC and Gaumont International Television. The show follows Detective Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) as he tracks serial killers and he teams up with Dr. Hannibal Lecter to help solve crime. The DVD and Blu-ray will contain all 13 episodes from the first season, including one episode never aired. There will also be audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a gag reel, storyboards […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 director talks the sequel at Comic-Con 2013

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At the press event for THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 during San Diego Comic-Con 2013, director Marc Webb says that future movies will feature some of the nuggets and subplots that are shown in this sequel. “The universe that we conceived of began before we even started shooting the first movie. So there are plans and seeds that have developed all around us. There is a hugeness of scale to this movie and the ensemble is pretty extraordinary but it is cohesive,” Webb says. There is a simple unifying theme that is at the movie that is very impactful. It’s fun […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT director Neil Burger talks his new film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT | (c) 2013 Summit Entertainment

Director of the soon-to-be blockbuster, DIVERGENT, Neil Burger loved the material that he was dealing with going into production on this film. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Burger credits the source material as the initial inspiration and how it appeals to not just youths but everyone. “What I liked about it was Veronica’s [Roth] book and it was wonderful to create a new world and really what I liked was a young woman’s journey,” Burger says. “What I liked was the human element. This young woman’s journey, yes it is based on a youth novel, but it is a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT star Shailene Woodley Talks her new Film – Comic Con 2013

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During the recent San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming film DIVERGENT, talked about how becoming a huge star and dealing with the new-found fame as well as getting help from HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence. “I did an audition for HUNGER GAMES back in the day and Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with DIVERGENT and asked her about the experience of HUNGER GAMES and how her life has changed from going from small movies to a huge movie like HUNGER GAMES,” Woodley says. “She gave me really be beautiful advice about how it changed her life […]Read On »

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Breaking News: HANNIBAL on track with the films/books – Comic-Con 2013

Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Releves" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, HANNIBAL creator Bryan Fuller talked about how the show continues to be on track to match what has already happened on the big screen as well as in the books. “Yes, we are right on track for the initial plan. The first three seasons we would say are lost literature from Thomas Harris. It is very important to honor what Thomas Harris has written,” Fuller says. “When I was a kid I saw MANHUNTER and I went out and bought the book and discovered there’s a whole world here that I didn’t see in the […]Read On »

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