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"The Shield' v 'Captain America'

25 June 2016 4:11 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"The Shield', a star-spangled superhero created in the 1940's before 'Captain America', has been rebooted by Archie Comics 'Dark Circle Comics' as a female vigilante, in "The Shield" #3, available October 12, 2016, written by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig and illustrated by Rachel Deering, Drew Johnson, with covers by David Williams, Joe Eisma, Ron Salas and Wilfredo Torres:

"...in 'Daughter of the Revolution', Part 3, the 'Shield', captured by 'Walter Chase', receives a surprising offer-an invitation to join Chase' government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do.

"But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America -- or its people?..."

'The Shield' was a patriotic comic book superhero created by "Mlj" (now "Archie Comics"), debuting more than a year before Marvel's 'Captain America'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Front Row unveils Cannes acquisitions for Middle East

17 June 2016 5:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.

Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has announced the acquisition of 24 titles from last month’s Cannes Marche, including Oscar-nominated Denis Gamze Erguven’s Kings, which stars Halle Berry and was one of the most buzzed about projects of the market. 

It was among a trio of titles acquired with Beirut-based Teleview International from Wild Bunch offshoot Insiders, alongside David Robert Mitchell La-set crime thriller Under The Silver Lake, starring Dakota Johnson and Andrew Garfield; and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a war veteran who tries to save women trapped in the world of sex trafficking.

Other buzzy acquisitions for the Dubai-based distributor included quirky Sundance comedy Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano as a shipwrecked man who befriends a corpse played by Daniel Radcliffe, from New York-based distributor A24.

In its first-ever deal with Verve Ventures, Front Row also »

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Lrm Exclusive: Lrm will be at HeroesCon!

16 June 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lrm will be covering this weekend’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina.  One of the oldest conventions to still keeps its roots dedicated to comic books.  HeroesCon has hosted some of the great comic book artist in the past including Stan Lee. This year’s headline of artist and array of comic book merchants won’t disappoint.  Make sure to look out for our reporters who will be doing interviews with some of the guest as well as taking photos of some of the best cosplayers.

Heroes Convention was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a "must" on the summer schedule, drawing fans, »

- Michael Connally

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Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson Join Comedy ‘Sick Note’

31 May 2016 2:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint, “Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost and “Miami Vice’s” Don Johnson will star in comedy “Sick Note,” which has been greenlit by European pay TV operator Sky. The show looks at how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.

The series is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by producer Jo Sargent (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “Miranda”) and writer-performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. It is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The series, which is set to air on premium pay channel Sky Atlantic early next year, will be directed by Matt Lipsey, who won a BAFTA for “Little Britain.”

“Sick Note” is the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job, where he is under the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ewan McGregor, David Walliams join animation 'The Land Of Sometimes'

10 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.

Ewan McGregor (Our Kind Of Traitor), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Monty Python member Terry Jones (The Life Of Brian) are among voice cast set for animation-musical The Land Of Sometimes.

UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) is to launch sales in Cannes on the project, which is based on Francesca Longrigg’s well-received audio book of the same name about a brother and sister who keep wishing for more, until the night before Christmas when the strange and mysterious Wish Collector appears and whisks them off to the Land of Sometimes, where all their wishes can come true.

Production is due to get underway this month on the film from director Leon Joosen (Saving Santa). Producers are Tony Nottage, Longrigg, Eevolver and Giant Wheel Animation.

“We’re very excited to be working with Tony Nottage and Francesca Longrigg,” said Kfd CEO Spencer Pollard. “The Land of Sometimes is a perfect »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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British Police Excavate Former Yard of Friends of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West

5 May 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

British police are excavating the yard of a house once owned by a couple imprisoned for child sex abuse - who were friends with serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Acting on a tip, authorities began digging at the rural Bradninch home once owned by David and Pauline Williams, who are serving a combined sentence of 35 years for raping, sexually assaulting and beating ten children over a 15-year period. "These are ongoing investigations linked to historic intelligence at the bungalow," says Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin of Devon and Cornwall Police. The excavations are expected to last until the end of »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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British Police Excavate Former Yard of Friends of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West

5 May 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

British police are excavating the yard of a house once owned by a couple imprisoned for child sex abuse - who were friends with serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. Acting on a tip, authorities began digging at the rural Bradninch home once owned by David and Pauline Williams, who are serving a combined sentence of 35 years for raping, sexually assaulting and beating ten children over a 15-year period. "These are ongoing investigations linked to historic intelligence at the bungalow," says Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin of Devon and Cornwall Police. The excavations are expected to last until the end of »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: recommend a book

14 April 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Can you suggest a book that might help someone through a difficult time?

Welcome to our weekly Geeks Vs Loneliness spot, where we try and talk about issues, challenges, nasty things and difficulties that may be affecting you, or people around you. As ever, we never promise a magic wand, but hopefully from time to time we come up with something that may be of some use or support. We hope so, anyway.

Once or twice over the course of us running Geeks Vs Loneliness, we’ve stopped to consider one or two book recommendations. Books, for me personally, have always been a friend in times when I’m not at my best, and often, it’s passages in books, or stories that I’ve enjoyed, that I seek solace in. That, and Jason Statham movies, but let’s focus on the books for now.

I’ve previously talked about, »

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Saturday's best TV: Britain's Got Talent; Kelly Holmes: My Marathon Story; The Voice final

8 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV’s talent search returns, the middle-distance athlete is in conversation with Paula Radcliffe, and there’s a record deal to be won in the final of The Voice

7pm, ITV

On April Fools’ Day, rumours abounded that this new series of ITV’s talent search would see rejects exit via a trapdoor. While the idea of Simon and co sending a 12-year-old and her puppy plummeting through a stage might seem sadistic, at least it would have added a touch of intrigue to a format which, 10 series in, is as predictable as David Walliams’s innuendos. Yet you can always rely on Bgt, with its contortionists and puppetry, for the kind of gentle fun that makes the likes of The X Factor look hollow in comparison. Hannah J Davies

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- Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Paul Howlett

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Two's company: comedy's five best sketch duos, according to Max & Ivan

8 April 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The British double act pay tribute to their heroes – including Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, and the late Ronnies Corbett and Barker

Double acts, duos, two-twos, twixles, zweisters. Whatever you call them – and those last three are yet to catch on, despite our best efforts – comedy pairings inhabit a unique space in the cultural firmament. For one thing, they’re twice as funny as standups; that’s just simple maths.

Given we are professional zweisters ourselves, travelling the world as Max & Ivan (though you might know us better as Ben and Jerry, the two guys silently nodding at a table in the BBC’s W1A), the Guardian asked us to assemble this highly subjective – but in many ways totally definitive – list of the world’s top five sketch duos.

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- Max & Ivan

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U.K. Judge Warns Madonna and Guy Ritchie Against Wasting Last Years of Rocco's Childhood in Custody Fight

21 March 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A British judge has admonished Madonna and Guy Ritchie to settle their custody dispute over 15-year-old son Rocco or risk missing the last years of his childhood locked in a divisive legal battle. "As I observed during the course of the hearing, summer does not last forever. The boy very quickly becomes the man. It would be a very great tragedy for Rocco if any more of the precious and fast receding days of his childhood were to be taken up by this dispute," U.K. High Court Judge Alistair MacDonald wrote in a ruling released on Monday. "Far better »

- Phil Boucher and Jeff Nelson

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U.K. Judge Rules Madonna's Custody Battle Over Son Rocco Should Be Settled in New York Courts

21 March 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Madonna and Guy Ritchie faced off in court once again Monday, where a London judge decided that the ongoing custody dispute over 15-year-old son Rocco should be decided in New York courts. The judge ruled that Madonna can drop her legal proceedings in London so that the legal battle can continue in the U.S. judicial system. While the A-list exes have been working toward a custody agreement in a New York court, Madonna previously launched proceedings in the U.K. under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction; however, she decided to stop the litigation to concentrate solely on the U. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Triumphs at the Jameson Empire Awards

20 March 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

If J.J. Abrams and Matt Damon felt a little blue on Oscar night when they went away empty-handed, they got a belated consolation prize at the Jameson Empire Awards presented by Jameson Whiskey and Empire Magazine in London Sunday night. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took home the most awards, five, including Best Director. Director Paul Greengrass, who has recently reunited with Damon on the upcoming "Jason Bourne" sequel, gave Damon the Jameson Best Actor award for "The Martian," while Best Actress went to Oscar-winning supporting actress Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl."  Hosted by David Walliams, these awards reflect a UK-friendly and populist sensibility. See the full list of winners below.  "The Force Awakens" took Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy (collected by Anthony Daniels as C-3Po), and Best Male and Female Newcomer awards to John Boyega »

- Anne Thompson

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Madonna Slams Speculation She Was Intoxicated at Show in Midst of Custody Battle: I Could 'Never' Perform 'High or Drunk'

15 March 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don't mess with Madonna. The singer has hit back at claims that she was intoxicated on stage in Melbourne, Australia, in a personal Instagram message. Sharing a screen-grab of a fan's post in her defense, Madonna wrote in the caption, "Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk." Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk. And yes underlying all »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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Madonna Slams Speculation She Was Intoxicated at Show in Midst of Custody Battle: I Could 'Never' Perform 'High or Drunk'

15 March 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don't mess with Madonna. The singer has hit back at claims that she was intoxicated on stage in Melbourne, Australia, in a personal Instagram message. Sharing a screen-grab of a fan's post in her defense, Madonna wrote in the caption, "Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk." Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk. And yes underlying all »

- By Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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Madonna Jokes About Sex During Australia Concert, Bemoans Her 'Private Life'

13 March 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One day after opening up about her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie onstage, Madonna got personal with fans once again in Melbourne, Australia. Performing at the Rod Laver Arena, Madonna got candid in a profanity-laden speech as she sipped from a drink and asked the audience to "F--- me, please." She continued, laughing, "Please someone, f--- me," before announcing, "I'm just kidding. I don't have to ask for that." The 57-year-old then joked that one of her crew members was looking on in horror, thinking, "don't reveal your private life to everybody." Madonna said she "messed up" when »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Madonna Seeks to 'Heal the Wounds' in Battle for Son Rocco with Ex-Husband Guy Ritchie, Singer's Attorney Says in Court

11 March 2016 1:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just hours after Madonna performed an emotional tribute on stage to her estranged son, she reached out yet again to Rocco - this time, through the courts. At London's High Court on Friday, Madonna's lawyers said the 57-year-old singer wanted to end the bitter custody battle between her and ex-husband Guy Ritchie and would consider it "terrible" if further litigation was required. "Madonna wants to find a way in which this family can come together to heal the wounds that have been inflicted," David Williams QC told a private hearing in the court's family division, adding, "She very much »

- Monique Jessen, @moniquejessen

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Madonna Seeks to 'Heal the Wounds' in Battle for Son Rocco with Ex-Husband Guy Ritchie, Singer's Attorney Says in Court

11 March 2016 1:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Just hours after Madonna performed an emotional tribute on stage to her estranged son, she reached out yet again to Rocco - this time, through the courts. At London's High Court on Friday, Madonna's lawyers said the 57-year-old singer wanted to end the bitter custody battle between her and ex-husband Guy Ritchie and would consider it "terrible" if further litigation was required. "Madonna wants to find a way in which this family can come together to heal the wounds that have been inflicted," David Williams QC told a private hearing in the court's family division, adding, "She very much »

- Monique Jessen

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie's Custody Battle Moves to London as Judge Urges End to 'Highly Unfortunate and Deeply Regrettable' Dispute

10 March 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Madonna's custody battle with Guy Ritchie, returned to the High Court in London on Thursday. The latest installment of the exes legal fight over 15-year-old son Rocco took place under severely restricted reporting conditions on account of Rocco's age. High Court judge Mr. Justice MacDonald ordered that only the fact that the hearing is taking place could be reported. All of the legal arguments heard inside Court 39 of the Royal Courts of Justice will remain private. Ritchie, 47, was seen leaving his home to attend Thursday's proceedings, while Madonna - who is currently in Australia for her Rebel Heart tour »

- Philip Boucher and Monique Jessen

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie's Custody Battle Moves to London as Judge Urges End to 'Highly Unfortunate and Deeply Regrettable' Dispute

10 March 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Madonna's custody battle with Guy Ritchie, returned to the High Court in London on Thursday. The latest installment of the exes legal fight over 15-year-old son Rocco took place under severely restricted reporting conditions on account of Rocco's age. High Court judge Mr. Justice MacDonald ordered that only the fact that the hearing is taking place could be reported. All of the legal arguments heard inside Court 39 of the Royal Courts of Justice will remain private. Ritchie, 47, was seen leaving his home to attend Thursday's proceedings, while Madonna - who is currently in Australia for her Rebel Heart tour »

- Philip Boucher and Monique Jessen

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