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Comic Book Review: Headspace

30 April 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Release Date: April 29, 2015 (available now)

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay

Artists: Eric Zawadzki, Sebastian Piriz

Colorists: Eric Zawadzki, Marissa Louise, Dee Cunniffe

Publisher: Idw/MonkeyBrain

There are many glorious comics out this week, both in trade and single issue (not the least of which is Batman #40, which I’m sure you’ve already bought and consumed with gusto, because it’s fabulous). But I’m going to talk to you about one you probably haven’t even heard of. Idw, in partnership with the digital publisher MonkeyBrain Comics, has released a print collection of a story called Headspace. And appropriately enough, it blew my mind.

It’s pitched as a story about a town that discovers it only exists inside the head of a madman, which is the basic premise, but hardly the endgame. Along the way we’re introduced to a slew of characters, concepts, and yes, monsters that waylay our protagonist, »

- Holly Interlandi

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Victoria Coren Mitchell to show us How To Be Bohemian for new BBC Four documentary

29 April 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Victoria Coren Mitchell is taking a closer look at the history of bohemians for BBC Four.

Three-part documentary series How To Be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell will journey from 19th century Paris to '60s Soho and focus on influential bohemian figures like Oscar Wilde.

Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry, Will Self, A A Gill, John Cooper Clarke, Rev. Richard Coles, Maggi Hambling, Molly Parkin and performance artist Jonny Woo will all appear in the series.

Coren Mitchell said: "Bohemians confuse me tremendously. I don't know whether to find them exciting and inspiring, or annoying and threatening. Possibly all four at once. From these mixed feelings, I know I must be a bourgeois.

"But I've never been fully immersed in Bohemian circles before. I'll be interested to find out whether I end up running into their open-minded embrace, or running screaming away."

BBC Four's channel editor Cassian Harrison added: »

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The Callow Way – The Death Of The Mid Budget Film

5 April 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at the recent collapse of two films, and the wider implications for Hollywood…

Imagine if you’d secured Bruce Willis, or Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson to star in your film, sorted out financing and actually started shooting; you’d be pretty happy. You wouldn’t be guaranteed a hit – in William Goldman’s oft-repeated maxim about Hollywood “nobody knows anything”, but you’d be pretty certain that your film would get a release, and had the potential to make money.

But of course, this is Hollywood. “Nobody knows anything” is often repeated because it’s true. In November last year Idol’s Eye, starring De Niro and Pattinson, shut down production, and this week Bruce Willis, along with director John Pogue, left the film Wake after production had been “temporarily” stopped earlier in the year. Both films were to be produced by Benaroya Pictures, »

- Neil Calloway

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Prince Harry Catches a Performance of Ex Cressida Bonas' Play as First Anniversary of Breakup Nears: What Does It All Mean?!

27 March 2015 5:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Prince Harry watching The Importance of Being Earnest might have unwittingly prompted some great expectations. The for-all-intents-and-purposes still-single royal was spotted leaving the London Oratory on Wednesday night after catching a benefit performance of the aforementioned play—starring none other than ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas. Though Harry exited the theater alone, it seems likely that he would have met up with Cressida after the show (not before, that would have interrupted her process!) to say hello. Either way, the Daily Mail reports that Harry looked thoroughly entertained during the show, one of three performances of the Oscar Wilde classic being put on by Band of Others, with »

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Box Office: Vince Vaughn, 'Unfinished Business,' and This Weekend's Winners and Losers

9 March 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Expect to see a lot of premature eulogies for Vince Vaughn's career today, after the disastrous opening of "Unfinished Business," just like you saw a lot of premature obituaries last week for Will Smith's career after the lackluster debut of "Focus."

True, "Business" was an especially spectacular flop, premiering in 10th place with only an estimated $4.8 million, less than half of the already modest $10 million pundits were predicting. That the movie is only the latest in a string of Vaughn flops (including "The Watch," "The Dilemma," "The Internship," and "Delivery Man") seems reason enough for pundits to start measuring the coffin.

Weep not for Vaughn. His hands and feet were immortalized in concrete outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre just this past Wednesday. Next month, he'll star in the eagerly-anticipated second season on HBO's "True Detective," which, if nothing else, will remind those viewers who think of him only as »

- Gary Susman

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Fast And Furious 7 “Plane Drop” Clip

6 March 2015 2:13 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The first trailer for Fast and Furious 7 featured a sequence in which Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and some other members of the Fast Family drove their cars out of a plane, mid-air. This new clip expands on this set piece, giving us over two minutes worth what seems to be a typically chucklesome sequence.

It’s a shame to watch this on an iPhone, really, so do it the honour of finding the biggest screen you can. I just put it up on my TV, where it looked pretty good. Ridiculous, but deliberately so.

In 1976, they would have done that entirely for real, with real cars on real parachutes. Or, rather more likely, the stunt team would have shaken their heads and walked away. The Fast and Furious team might “cheat” a lot, but only because they’re trying to deliver the practically unfilmable. Credit to them »

- Brendon Connelly

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Examining the Christopher Nolan backlash

23 February 2015 10:33 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Another Oscars season, and Christopher Nolan is overlooked again. With Interstellar getting a mixed reaction, we look at the Nolan backlash.

This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.

In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?

This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »

- simonbrew

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Stephen Colbert Grows a Glorious Beard and Contemplates Sex With Princess Leia in Oscar Wilde Award Speech

20 February 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's been two months since Stephen Colbert said good-bye to The Colbert Report and, from the look of things, the future Late Show host has been using all of this new free time to ... grow a beard. Colbert showed off his salt-and-peppered new look in Los Angeles Thursday night, where he was on hand to accept an Oscar Wilde Award from the U.S.-Ireland Alliance at their annual pre-Oscar event, held on the rooftop of J.J. Abrams's production company, Bad Robot. In addition to his facial hair, which fellow honoree Carrie Fisher told the crowd is sure to get him "so laid," Colbert happily showed off his non-Report persona (a.k.a. his real personality) via a crowd-pleasing acceptance speech in which he considered Fisher's sexual innuendo, came out of the Irish closet, and boldly addressed "racist" Irish stereotypes. Here are the highlights:• "I'm not sure which is more exciting, »

- Kara Warner

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Stephen Colbert Jokes New Beard Means He "Might Have Sex With Princess Leia"

20 February 2015 11:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stephen Colbert has stayed out of the spotlight since the end of The Colbert Report more than two months ago. But Thursday night, he attended the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards in Santa Monica. And there was something a bit different about Colbert. Specifically, the normally clean-shaven host had grown a thick gray beard, which seemed to cause quite a stir at the event and has subsequently received a great deal of attention online. Colbert told reporters that his new look is the result of having a few months off, before he starts preparing to take over for David

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- Hilary Lewis, Mike Barnes

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Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher Get Their Irish Honor

20 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday night, Stephen Colbert relayed how excited he’d been to hear about the honor he was to receive from J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot. “I thought it was from the Rebel Alliance,” Colbert joked, referring to Abrams’ “Star Wars” connection.

Still, the U.S.-Ireland Alliance was pretty impressive, too. Since it was formed in the 1990s, Colbert noted how the euro has been introduced and Osama bin Laden eliminated. “You can’t say the Alliance had nothing to do with it,” he said.

Colbert was sporting a natty white beard that Carrie Fisher, who was honored before him, said, “is so getting (him) laid,” which led Colbert to quip, “I don’t know which is more exciting, getting this award or that I may be having sex with Princess Leia tonight.”

The former host of Comedy Central »

- Shalini Dore

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J.J. Abrams Confirms Some 'Star Wars 7' Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 8:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced way back in 2012, rumors and spoilers about the film's characters and story have flooded the internet. There have been so many, it's hard to keep them all straight, or remember what they are. While most have been written off as flights of fancy from over-eager fans, J.J. Abrams confirms in a new interview that some of the spoilers and rumors that we've heard over the past couple of years are, in fact, very true!

Speaking with The BBC, J.J. Abrams wouldn't acknowledge which past rumors have hit it right on the nose, or which ones are too outrageous to believe. He did express how much he appreciates them, as they show an interest from a hungry fan base. And without that, he wouldn't have a film. He even admits that he's enjoyed the occasional spoiler in the past:

"There are »

- MovieWeb

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Noel Gallagher on His New Album, Beyoncé, and How Much Money He’d Need to Reunite With Oasis

20 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Has anyone in the history of the world not just skipped past the dull paragraph of introduction preceding a Q&A with Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis songwriter who might be more delightfully quotable than Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, and Vito Corleone combined? I doubt it, but if you're still reading this, you should know that Gallagher will release a very good new solo album, Chasing Yesterday, the follow-up to 2011's Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, on March 2 (here's the video for the new single, "Ballad of the Mighty I"). I spoke to him on Wednesday about Yesterday, the price tag for an Oasis reunion, and what he thinks should have happened at the Grammys.This is the first album you’ve ever produced without help from a co-producer. Why did you go it alone this time?It was by necessity. I took the songs in demo form to my »

- Lane Brown

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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J.J. Abrams: Some of the Star Wars Rumors Are True

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you heard a rumor about the upcoming Star Wars movie this week - well, it just might be true. Or not. J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, addressed the issue of leaked plot points for the highly anticipated film. And while he wouldn't address any specific leaks, he did say some theories circulating aren't as outlandish as others. "We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams, 48, told the BBC at the Irish Oscar Wilde awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where Star Wars »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

- Gary Collinson

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J.J. Abrams is grateful for fans who read up on Star Wars spoilers

20 February 2015 4:48 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you avoiding Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers like the plague, no worries, as I'm not including any in this article.  Rather, this is a discussion on what J.J. Abrams thinks about them, and you might be surprised!  Recently, Carrie Fisher was being honored at the Oscar Wilde awards in L.A. and the director was there hosting. He spoke a little bit about the film regarding all the spoilers that have made their way online. J.J. Abrams on The Force »

- Sean Wist

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Stephen Colbert Debuts New Beard and Instantly Becomes a Silver Fox—See the Pic!

19 February 2015 7:40 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let's be real, you guys, Stephen Colbert is one handsome man. But he just upped his appeal when he decided to join the beard brigade and revealed that his hunky facial hair is silver! Sigh, he's so distinguished. Colbert, who was honored tonight at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, tells E! News his new fuzzy feature is part of his time-off look, and adds, "I was curious what I actually looked like and it turns out it's this." We're a fan, Stephen! But what does his wife Evelyn think about her hubby's hairy situation? "My wife has gotten used to it now. At first she wasn't sure who this man in bed with her was," he joked. "She likes it Ok, so I guess »

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