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Before the doors of the Irving Convention Center even opened on Saturday, it was very evident that Dallas Comic-Con is no longer just a local Texas event. Just by reading the convention's Facebook page, you could see people sharing their stories of how far they had traveled to meet their favorite celebrities. Many were from out of state or distant corners of the Lone Star State.
Let's just get the negative out of the way so we can get to the good points. Yes, there were a few cancellations. One was felt more than the others. The first day of the event, Nathan Fillion's representatives contacted Comic-Con management and told them the actor wouldn't be attending because of health reasons.
Since the Comic-Con personnel can't just say it out of tact and professional reason, let me do the talking for them. Anyone who drives or flies thousands of miles »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
It's May in Dallas, TX and for thousands of movie, TV, and comic book geeks that means only one thing. Dallas Comic-Con is about to descend upon the Irving Convention Center for a weekend of fun and excitement. This time around, fans get three days to meet the celebrities in attendance and find those rare items they've been looking for their entire life from over 30 vendors in the Main Exhibit Room.
There are many TV and movie stars participating in Dallas Comic-Con this year. William Shatner returns to give those who didn't get the opportunity to meet him last time another chance. Other Star Trek guests include The Next Generation's Levar Burton, Gates McFadden, and Brent Spiner.
With the release of Man of Steel next month, »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Emilio Estevez turns the big 5-0 today! Remember when he was Andrew Clark, the high school jock in "The Breakfast Club"?The actor has had an extremely successful career since his days in the '80s running with Hollywood's "Brat Pack" alongside stars like Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall. Estevez quickly rose to fame in the '80s, landing leading roles in flicks like "The Outsiders," "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Young Guns." But, Emilio probably became the most well-known in the early '90s starring as Gordon Bombay in the "Mighty Ducks" flicks. Nevertheless, the actor has continued to steal the small and big screen -- recently appearing on "Two and Half Men," "The Way" and "Abominable Christmas." Has the rest of the "Brat Pack" fared as well? Click "Launch Gallery" above to see your favorite '80s gang then & now! »
- tooFab Staff
For its upcoming miniseries The 80s: The Decade that Made Us, Nat Geo Channel commissioned a pop culture survey asking participants important questions like, “Which of the following songs would you have made out to in the ’80s?” and “Which of the following ’80s TV family would you most want to be adopted by?” EW.com has an exclusive sneak peek at those results…
The Cosby Show’s Huxtables are the family of choice, with 38 percent of the vote. Family Ties’ Keatons and Dallas’s Ewings tied for second, with 17 percent each. Growing Pains’ Seavers finished next with 16 percent, and »
- Mandi Bierly
If Miles Teller is the next Vince Vaughn, his "21 and over" co-star Skylar Astin might be the next Andrew McCarthy. The New York City native, 25, broke out last year after playing the boy next door in "Pitch Perfect" and brings his nice-guy charm to "21 and Over" as Casey, one of two college students who help an old friend (Justin Chon) celebrate his 21st birthday with a night of debauchery that's depraved enough to come from the minds of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore ("The Hangover").
Astin, who made his acting debut alongside Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr. in the original production of "Spring Awakening," spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about playing good guys, his 21st birthday and the status of "Pitch Perfect 2."
Between this and "Pitch Perfect" it's hard to imagine you'll ever have to buy a beer again, at least in college bars.
Oh my gosh. I never even thought about that. »
- Christopher Rosen
I've been waiting all week to see Barney's homage to the 1989 comedic classic Weekend at Bernie's.
Marshall and Ted did Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman's roles justice, absolutely nailing the costumes. Barney's performance was on another level, though. He was a dead ringer (pardon the pun) for Bernie Lomax, head tilt and all. If Terry Kiser was watching from his home in Colorado tonight, I have no doubt he would have loved "Weekend at Barney's."
The storylines were pretty straight forward by this show's standards. Lily took another step down her new career path with Marshall at her side. Robin realized that while some less-than-ideal things about Barney will never change, neither will the fact that he loves her. And Ted finally reached the point where he was ready to settle down.
Last week Lily broke down and shared her regrets with Marshall about her path in life.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris O'Hara)
Great scott, it’s going to be a sci-fi packed weekend in Dallas! This coming weekend, February 9-10, 2013, Dallas Comic Con presents Sci-Fi Expo featuring a star-packed celeb guest list at the Irving Convention Center with Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson from Back to the Future, Avery Brooks aka Capt. Sisko of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Danai Gurira and Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead, Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, and James Callis of Battlestar Galactica, Sam Witwer of Syfy’s Being Human and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Morena Baccarin of Serenity and Homeland to name just a few.
Check out the official press release below and be there this weekend! (Quick links to tickets, schedule, and autograph prices are at the bottom of this post.)
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Sci-Fi Expo goes ‘Back To The Future’
Dallas Comic Con: Sci-Fi Expo goes Back To The Future, with three actors from »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Chicago – Amiable charm compensates for scattershot laughs in Ryan O’Nan’s directorial debut, “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best.” There’s an undercurrent of tangible warmth that reverberates beneath O’Nan’s awkward assemblage of quirky gags and self-consciously clever dialogue. Though I spent much of the film on the fence, it eventually won me over.
There are few things more thrilling to watch in a film than two strangers connecting through their shared passion for music. That’s what happened in John Carney’s 2006 masterpiece, “Once,” as Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová brilliantly portrayed the spontaneity of an unrehearsed musical performance—allowing the Oscar-winning tune, “Falling Slowly,” to organically unfold before the audience like a blooming flower.
DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0
A similar sort of magic occurs about a half-hour into “Brooklyn Brothers,” as mismatched duo Alex (O’Nan) and Jim (Michael Weston) start to perform a tune while driving to their next gig. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Alex (Ryan O’Nan) is booted from his band, dumped by his girlfriend and fired from his job singing songs dressed like a dayglo moose, and he has no idea what to do next. Luckily, a stranger named Jim (Michael Weston) does, and soon the two set out on a multi-city tour singing original songs backed by a selection of children’s musical instruments/toys and learning the value of friendship and being true to yourself. O’Nan also wrote and directed this low-fi gem, and the result is a sweet and funny look at lives in flux. It also features a handful of incredibly catchy songs that may have you checking Amazon or iTunes for availability. (Yes, there is an album.) You’ll find yourself smiling through most of »
- Rob Hunter
9 items from 2013
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