Riverdale Fans Are Extremely Confused About What Time Period the Show Takes Place In

Riverdale has always existed in a gray area when it comes to the show's time period. Although most of the main characters - Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead - are supposed to be between 15 and 16 years old and are regularly seen texting on iPhones, certain aspects of the show call the exact decade they're living through into question: Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, the older car models, and Ethel Muggs's clothes, for starters. While most of those examples can be chalked up to the creative forces behind the show trying to pay homage to its source material, the Archie comics from the 1940s and 50s, the season two premiere further called Riverdale's time period into question. The first few scenes take place in the town's small hospital, since Archie manages to drag his dying father there after he's shot by an unknown assailant at Pop's. Instead of being greeted
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Charlie Cox On Being Daredevil and The 'Born Again' Storyline

Charlie Cox was little-known British actor in 2011, working his craft in various BBC TV series and short films, when he landed his breakthrough role in HBO's historical crime-drama Boardwalk Empire. However, it would be five more years before he was cast as Matt Murdock in Marvel and Netflix's first big superhero series: Daredevil, which begins production for its third season in October.

Daredevil became one of Netflix's biggest hits, and led the way for future Marvel series like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and soon The Punisher. Cox is in the unique position of having watched each of these Marvel series constructed from the ground-up, observing fan and media buzz, and participating in a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon. So, where does Daredevil go from here?

Related - A Mystery Marvel Hero May Pop-Up In The Punisher

Following the events of The Defenders (no spoilers), there remains big
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A Mystery Marvel Hero May Pop-Up In The Punisher

Marvel and Netflix's epic experiment with street-level superheroes is an amazing success, spawning multiple seasons for each show and spinning-off one new series (so far): The Punisher. Beginning in 2015 with Daredevil, and shortly thereafter Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, we've traveled through the greasy underbelly of New York's toughest neighborhoods -- and fans want more, much more! Even though each show's lead hero and primary villains have received all the media attention, it's the secondary and surprise characters -- from Misty Knight to Colleen Wing to Frank Castle to Stick and Elektra -- who've shaped and defined these worlds.

Daredevil Season 2 alone gave us Elektra, Frank Castle, and The Hand! Consequently, when each series is renewed (or a new series is announced), there's understandable excitement and speculation regarding who else might pop-up -- we've certainly written several articles on this topic! The Punisher arrives on Netflix this fall,
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Netflix’s The Punisher May Include Another Marvel Hero

By now, most of us will have binge-watched all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders and are left wondering “so, what’s next?” Well, coming up we have a handful of follow-up seasons to all four of the Defenders’ solo shows, as well as a spinoff for The Punisher, who previously appeared on Daredevil.

While those are all well and good, it would be in the studio’s best interests to inject some new blood into this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to keep it fresh. By the time The Defenders season 2 rolls out – it hasn’t been confirmed just yet, mind you, but it’s surely a cert – we want to see the likes of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage team up with some different heroes.

But which new characters would be perfect fits for the gritty, grounded – but with a mystical edge – world of the Marvel/Netflix series?
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Strictly Come Dancing: week seven – as it happened

Did Ed Balls live to boogie another week? We followed every step as another couple left the Strictly dancefloor

7.58pm GMT

So that’s it for another Strictly week! We’ve made it past the half way point of the series, and things are starting to hot up on the Strictly dancefloor.

I’m sorry this weekend has been a bit...alternative, but I’m in the liveblog chair every week now until the very end. So that’s pre-Blackpool, Blackpool, post-Blackpool, quarter-finals, semi-finals, Grand Final. Thank you as ever for joining in, have a brilliant week, and I’ll see you at 6.55pm next Saturday!

7.57pm GMT

Laura and Giovanni take to the floor to shaggy-haired 80s crooner Michael Bolton’s ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?’ Think of the lie-ins, Laura.

7.54pm GMT

All the judges vote to keep Ore and Joanne, which means Laura And Giovanni are out of Strictly.
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Funko’s new range of Doctor Who Pop! Vinyl figures revealed

Funko has unveiled its upcoming Pop! TV Doctor Who vinyl figures which includes variations on the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, the War Doctor and a super sized six inch Davros; check them out here…

Whovians! More Doctor Who Pop!s are coming!

Grab these variations on the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, as well as the War Doctor.

Davros even comes as a special super-sized 6″ Pop!

Add them to your wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey collection this August!
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Exclusive Video: Pop-Up Movie Facts: X-Men: First Class

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This week sees the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, which rounds out the pseudo trilogy that was started with X-men: First Class, so jump in and get caught up on the one that started the latest storyline in preparation for the latest entry with Pop-Up Movie Facts: X-men: First Class. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon,... Read More...
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Time Travel with Jubilee to 1983

Time Travel with Jubilee to 1983
The Apocalypse is almost upon us! X-men: Apocalypse, that is. And in honor of that, 20th Century Fox has gifted us an old-school recruitment video for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Hosted by Jubilee (Lana Condor), it harks back to the ’80s (1983, to be precise, when the film takes place) when the fashions were bitching and the computers were … cutting edge. For the time.

Pop into the time machine here!

Reuniting stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne, Bryan Singer’s film brings Oscar Isaac aboard as the titular villain, the first mutant of all, who has a plan to destroy all of mankind (I guess he’s grouchy after sleeping for a couple of millennia).

It’s being touted as the third in a trilogy, so check out X-men: First Class and X-men: Days Of Future Past to get up to speed before the end days!
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Sundance 2016. Lineup

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Kate Plays ChristineThe lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place between January 21 -31, has been announced.U.S. Dramatic COMPETITIONAs You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, USA): As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Cast: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson. World Premiere The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, USA): Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom. Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. World PremiereChristine (Antonio Campos,
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Sacha Baron Cohen Sets Up Production Company Spelthorne Community Television

Cannes — Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman, the former chief executive of Objective Productions, have set up U.K.-based production company Spelthorne Community Television, in which Channel 4 has taken a minority stake.

Spelthorne Community Television, which is named after the district from which Baron Cohen’s character Ali G came from, will specialize in creating scripted TV comedy and comedy entertainment content with a “strong focus on innovation and new ideas.” Through this company the duo will support new and emerging comedy writers and performers with “bold ambition.”

Baron Cohen’s relationship with Newman and Channel 4 reaches back to the 1990s. Baron Cohen made his debut in 1998 on Channel 4’s “The 11 O’clock Show,” where he worked with Newman, who was the show’s producer. Baron Cohen’s TV series “Da Ali G Show” also aired on Channel 4. It won two BAFTA TV awards and
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James Coburn: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

I interviewed James Coburn in late 1998 for the cover story of the February 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. I had grown up watching Coburn on the late show, but also seeing him on the big screen, first-run. Meeting him was a thrill as he entered the living room of his manager, the late Hilly Elkins', home in Beverly Hills. Coburn was elegant, charming and had the grace of a cat. The only thing that revealed the health problems that had nearly done him in were his gnarled hands, the result of severe arthritis. We spoke about his role in Paul Schrader's newest film, "Affliction," which would earn him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. Later, as I walked Coburn to his Acura Nsx sport coupe, he bid me a warm farewell.

Several months later, I encountered him again at The Independent Spirit Awards, in Santa Monica. I went up
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Robert Evans: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

Producer Robert Evans, circa 1970s, in the documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture.

Robert Evans: The Kid Is Alright


Alex Simon

I interviewed legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans in 2002 for Venice Magazine, in conjunction with the release of the documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture," adapted from his iconic autobiography and audiobook. Our chat took place at Woodland, Evans' storied estate in Beverly Hills, in his equally famous screening room, which mysteriously burned down a couple years later. Evans was still physically frail, having recently survived a series of strokes, but his mind, his wit and his charm were sharp as ever, with near total recall for people, places and stories. Many, many stories. Here are a few of them.

It’s a widely-held belief that the years 1967-76 represent the “golden age” of American cinema. Just look at a few of these titles: Rosemary’s Baby,
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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went
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Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton & Tom Baker

Feature Alex Westthorp 9 Apr 2014 - 07:00

In the next part of his series, Alex talks us through the film careers of the second and fourth Doctors, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker...

Read Alex's retrospective on the film careers of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, here.

Like their fellow Time Lord actors, William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker also shared certain genres of film. Both appeared, before and after their time as the Doctor, in horror movies and both worked on Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films.

Patrick George Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London on March 25th 1920. He made his film debut aged 28 in the 1948 B-Movie The Escape. Troughton's was a very minor role. Among the better known cast was William Hartnell, though even Hartnell's role was small and the two didn't share any scenes together. From the late Forties, Troughton found more success on the small screen,
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Motorboating, paintballing, more: Ant & Dec celebrate 25 years

Congratulations to Ant & Dec, who celebrate 25 years in showbusiness together this year.

The dynamic (and diminutive) duo first hit our small screens in Byker Grove and have gone on to become a fixture of prime-time telly viewing with Bgt and their Saturday Night Takeaway.

We celebrate Ant & Dec's career successes - from paintballing to motorboating - below:

1. He can't see man!

"He can't see man!!" Dec points out the obvious as Ant lies blinded by paint after an illegal paintballing contest on Byker Grove.

2. Not stable...

Dec makes an earnest-looking stable boy in his sadly uncredited appearance in an adaptation of Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path in '94.

3. Ant & Dec knighted

Ant & Dec dressed as knights at Knebworth House. Just because.

4. Let's Get Ready...

It's the Geordie answer to the Blues Brothers (sort of), as the duo perform as Pj & Duncan at the Royal Albert Hall back in 1996.

5. Trio of TV fun

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2014 Dallas Sci-Fi Expo

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There was no doubt in anyone's minds at the close of the 2014 Dallas Sci-Fi Expo that the event had more than outgrown the Irving Convention Center. Over 12,000 attendees roamed the halls of the venue February 8th through the 9th in anticipation of seeing or meeting their favorite comic book, TV, or movie celebrity. Many of them were decked out in costumes reflecting different characters and super heroes they loved.

Here is an event where thousands of geeks come together and celebrate pop culture in a safe place. It comes as no surprise if you witness Captain America walking hand-in-hand with Wonder Woman or Princess Leia accompanied by Doctor Who to a panel featuring actors from "RoboCop." No one's judging anyone at Sci-Fi Expo.

This year's convention upped the expectations of event goers once again. Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss was in attendance to meet and greet the masses. Peter Weller and
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Barbara | Blu-ray Review

German director Christian Petzold’s long running collaborative relationship with his starring actress Nina Hoss has been fruitful to say the least. A ’12 Berlin Film Festival winner (Silver Bear for Best Director), Barbara, sees Hoss embody the title character, an uptight physician banished to a rural village in East Germany in 1980 as punishment for an unknown deed, with a subtle fragility that only peaks through her callous guise. We aren’t given much to go on, but it seems she was once a prosperous and well respected doctor with a healthy love life of her own, her biggest problem being her beau’s residency on the other side of the Berlin Wall. Both professionally and personally, Barbara doesn’t know how to live life detached from a metropolis, and despite being under the incredulous eye of the law, she has no intention of loosing touch with her lover. So, legality be damned,
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Atlantis: Jack Donnelly on Greek myths, stunts & more...

Interview Juliette Harrisson 23 Sep 2013 - 07:20

Juliette chats to Atlantis lead Jack Donnelly about myths, action, stabbing himself on set and bribing horses with polo mints...

Jack Donnelly is living the dream. Having grown up the eldest of four brothers, playing with “every weapon going,” and a big fan of fantasy who’d love to go to Comic-Con “just because of the other shows that are there!” the part of swash-buckling adventurer Jason is a dream come true for the young actor probably best known from House of Anubis or as Misfits’ White Rabbit (though he has also carried out the obligatory British Actor Apprenticeship of being in Doctors). “I’ve been out of drama school six years, and you hope you get any job, you just want to work,” Donnelly says. “All the way through the auditions for this I was doing catering for private parties, topping up champagne glasses and handing out food.
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Children in Need 2013: Alex Jones, Jo Wood join 'Bearfaced' campaign

Children in Need has launched a 'Bearfaced' campaign as part of this year's appeal.

A host of female celebrities - including Alex Jones, Sheridan Smith and Jo Wood - will spend a day without their makeup to help raise money for the BBC fundraiser on November 8.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips will also take part in the campaign, which asks women to go makeup-free for the day and pop on a Post Office Pawprint instead.

"Pop a Pudsey Pawprint on instead of your makeup on Friday, November 8 to help make a difference to young lives across the UK; every penny raised really will help!" Sheridan Smith said.

The One Show's Jones added: "There are so many children and young people across the UK who need our help, so how could I say no to the BBC Children in Need Bearfaced campaign? Join me and hundreds of other women going Bearfaced November 8th.
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Assassin's Creed: Welcome Funko Pop to the Brotherhood

I'm calling it now. Once this adorable set of Funko Pop figures featuring some of our favorite lead characters from the Assassin's Creed series hits the market there will be a ridiculous shortage of Ezio's and Plague Doctors, and enough Connors to fill a Costco. That is said with love by the way, since I really enjoyed Connor, but I'm kind of on an island by myself with that opinion. That said, I might be adding every one of these cute little uber-violent people to my shelf, though it hasn't been revealed yet when I can actually do that, but I'll keep you posted. 

Anyone else in the AC universe you would like to see? Let us know in the comments, but as for me, an Aveline would be at the top of my list. 
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