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  • On the Set: A glimpse at the true power behind 'Powerless'

    On the Set: A glimpse at the true power behind 'Powerless'

    Equipped with ergonomic chairs, fluorescent lights and dotted with Mac monitors, the room could pass for just about any modern-day, millennial-baiting workplace. It feels familiar, unremarkable even, that is until the clouds of cartoon-y smoke start wafting past the windows. Wedged between laboratory...

  • Everything we learned in 'The Walking Dead' finale: Prop comedy survived the apocalypse

    Everything we learned in 'The Walking Dead' finale: Prop comedy survived the apocalypse

    The seventh season of “The Walking Dead” ended the only way the show knows how to end — or begin — anything, with violence. After a savage season opener in which bad guy Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bludgeoned not one, but two characters to death with his barbed-wire-wrapped bat, the season finale...

  • We've seen the 'Doctor Who' spinoff series 'Class.' Here's what we know

    We've seen the 'Doctor Who' spinoff series 'Class.' Here's what we know

    If the post-credits cheers were any indication, the “Class” premiere was a hit with its WonderCon audience as the “Doctor Who” spinoff held an official U.S. premiere screening at the pop culture convention in Anaheim on Saturday. Warning: Fans hoping to avoid any possible details should probably...

  • Everything we learned from the Wonder Woman WonderCon panel

    Everything we learned from the Wonder Woman WonderCon panel

    “Wonder Woman” took center stage at Anaheim’s WonderCon on Saturday. The comic book convention packed the arena for the Warner Bros. panel with a crowd thirsty for new footage of Diana Prince in action. The studio was happy to oblige, with just a taste of what’s to come with the movie’s June premiere....

  • 'Riverdale' panel teases an 'Afterlife with Archie' crossover, perhaps even a Halloween special

    'Riverdale' panel teases an 'Afterlife with Archie' crossover, perhaps even a Halloween special

    Love was definitely in the air during the “Riverdale” panel discussion Friday at the WonderCon convention. Fans packed the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the “Riverdale” cast and executive producers were on hand to talk about the arrival of Archie’s mom (played by Molly Ringwald),...

  • All the WonderCon 2017 panels you don't want to miss

    All the WonderCon 2017 panels you don't want to miss

    Legions of cosplayers, comic book fans and pop culture aficionados will descend on Anaheim this weekend for WonderCon. The three-day event is back at the Anaheim Convention Center and bringing lots of interesting panels and booths for the comic book connoisseur. A sort of sister convention to San...

  • Joss Whedon to helm a standalone 'Batgirl' movie

    Joss Whedon to helm a standalone 'Batgirl' movie

    This is not a drill. Batgirl is getting her own solo movie from Joss Whedon. The Times has confirmed that Whedon is closing in on a deal to write, direct and produce an untitled standalone Batgirl film for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe. The news was first reported by Variety....

  • STX will adapt 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' with Elton John

    STX will adapt 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' with Elton John

    Caesar’s Palace Colosseum -- the sizable auditorium that has been home to Celine Dion, Elton John and Rod Stewart -- is the place where major film studios come every spring to unveil their splashiest titles to movie theater owners. Last year, STX Entertainment, then a 2-year-old upstart, infiltrated...

  • All the 'Westworld' secrets we learned from the PaleyFest panel

    All the 'Westworld' secrets we learned from the PaleyFest panel

    The famously close-mouthed cast and creators of HBO’s “Westworld” opened up a little Saturday night at the Los Angeles PaleyFest. The panel of hosts and cowpokes finally confirmed a long-running fan question from the series finale and shared stories about what it was like working on a show in which...

  • How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

    How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

    Tribute to late artist Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing and Frankenstein have lost their champion.

  • New 'Justice League' trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

    New 'Justice League' trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

    Can new jokes and three new DC superheroes make audiences fall in love with the new “Justice League” movie? Warner Bros. certainly hopes so. Check out the brand new hyper-styled and action-packed new trailer for the all-star superhero team-up. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman...

  • Dan Stevens channels his beastly side in 'Beauty and the Beast' prologue dance

    Dan Stevens channels his beastly side in 'Beauty and the Beast' prologue dance

    Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” which continues to rule the box office, pulls off a number of feats of movie-making wizardry. Perhaps none is greater than the act of transforming a man into a creature. How, for instance, did the studio turn a furry, animated monster into a life-like...

  • Carrie Fisher's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scenes will not be changed, plus new details about the Han Solo film

    Carrie Fisher's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scenes will not be changed, plus new details about the Han Solo film

    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t be replaced by a hologram, Walt Disney Co.’s top executive announced Thursday. Fisher’s unexpected death...

  • 'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' musical crossover kills with cuteness

    'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' musical crossover kills with cuteness

    If the first CW television crossover between “The Flash” and “Supergirl” back in March of 2016 sparked the superhero friendship, Tuesday night’s musical revue cemented it with tap shoes. Watching the jaunty episode titled “Duet” was like inhaling pure joy — a saccharine-saturated performance so...

  • Jordan Peele on how 'Get Out' defied the odds to become a full-blown cultural phenomenon

    Jordan Peele on how 'Get Out' defied the odds to become a full-blown cultural phenomenon

    Jordan Peele knew “Get Out” had a shot. The reviews were glowing. The tracking was strong. The buzz was decidedly buzzy. All signs pointed to at least a decent-sized success for a modestly budgeted movie with no major stars. Still, on the eve of the release of his debut feature, the writer and...

  • 'Twin Peaks' returns with an official 'Coffeetime' playlist

    'Twin Peaks' returns with an official 'Coffeetime' playlist

    Everybody needs a little pick-me-up sometimes, and as “Twin Peaks” fans know, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper’s beverage of choice was a good ol’ cup of coffee. To help fans prepare for the upcoming revival, Kyle MacLachlan has shared a “Coffeetime” playlist on spotify ahead of the premiere. The...

  • Which Disney character has the best 'I Want' song?

    Which Disney character has the best 'I Want' song?

    Characters in Disney films often express their inner most desires through song. Which is your favorite 'I Want' song?

  • Why screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick chose 'Life' after 'Deadpool'

    Why screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick chose 'Life' after 'Deadpool'

    The closing night selection of the South by Southwest Film Festival is the world premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. In the film, screening Saturday night at Austin’s Zach Theatre, a team of astronauts on the International...

  • How the new 'Beauty and the Beast' empowers Belle's inner feminist with books, not boys

    How the new 'Beauty and the Beast' empowers Belle's inner feminist with books, not boys

    One of the most cherished musical numbers in a Disney movie centers on a young woman ostracized from her community because she likes to read. “Look there she goes, that girl is strange no question. Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?” This is how we meet one of Disney’s most progressive princesses:...

  • 'Rocket & Groot's' new short adds a space kitty, peak cuteness unlocked

    'Rocket & Groot's' new short adds a space kitty, peak cuteness unlocked

    It’s the exclusive premiere of the next short from Marvel and Disney XD’s adorable animated spinoff “Rocket & Groot.” Warning: Rocket, Groot and their new space bounty are reaching peak comic book cuteness. Titled “A Piece of Cake,” the new episode features so much fluffiness! The Passion Pictures...

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