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Review: 'Arrow' - 'Corto Maltese'

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A quick review of tonight's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I don't know how to vacation like a normal person... Sister show "The Flash" is the shiny new thing understandably getting all the attention, but "Arrow" has had a fine start to its third season. I didn't write about last week's episode, but it did a good job dealing with the emotional repercussions of Sara's murder, while "Corto Maltese" dealt nicely with the Malcolm/Thea relationship(*) and the way it in turn has altered Oliver and Thea's relationship. I don't much buy Diggle's rationale for Oliver not telling her the whole truth, but in general I have a much more anti-secrecy philosophy than the shared "Arrow"/"Flash" creative team, and Thea as secret ninja is a much better direction for her than Thea as underage club owner. (*) I particularly appreciated the tabling of the Hong Kong flashbacks in »


- Alan Sepinwall

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Hulk and Iron Man go head to head in apocalyptic 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' trailer

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My first impression of the new "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" trailer is that Joss Whedon appears to have taken some of the criticisms of his shooting style on the first film to heart. Even as the film became one of the biggest hits of all time, I read plenty of comments about how Whedon's eye still seemed more suited to the small screen than to movie theaters. That does not appear to be a problem on "Age Of Ultron." "I'm going to show you something beautiful…" Ominous, making great use of a widescreen frame for images both massive and intimate, and unafraid to hint at some of the film's truly outrageous scale, this "Age Of Ultron" trailer is pretty much exactly what it needs to be as Disney prepares to try to follow up the phenomenon of the first movie. Next week, I'll be publishing an interview with Robert Downey Jr. »


- Drew McWeeny

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Amy Sedaris is a Tinder Addict in 'Seriously Distracted'

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The Above Average network has eight short YouTube episodes of its new series Seriously Distracted featuring a bunch of gleefully incompetent employees at a PR firm. The series stars Amy Sedaris (one of HitFix's 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years), Kimiko Glenn (from "Orange is the New Black"), and Greta Lee ("Girls," "New Girl") in separate episodes.  In this episode, Amy Sedaris does what she does best: the sincerest form of battiness imaginable. Watch what happens when she becomes addicted to Tinder and the poetic man she met on it. New episodes of "Seriously Distracted" debut every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Est.  »


- Louis Virtel

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'Firefly' star Morena Baccarin joins 'Gotham': 'V' vet cast in key recurring role

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(Cbr) Morena Baccarin has been cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on "Gotham." TV Line reports that Morena Baccarin has joined the cast of "Gotham" as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, the dedicated physician and family friend to the Wayne family. In the pre-Batman series, the character will appear as a doctor working at the newly-opened Arkham Asylum, and finds herself drawn to Detective James Gordon. TV Line describes the "Gotham" version of the character as having "coolness under pressure." Baccarin will join the series as a recurring character in early 2015. In the comics, Dr. Leslie Thompkins was one of the first to comfort a young Bruce Wayne following the death of his parents. As one of the few civilians that knows Batman's secret identity, she's become a friend of the Bat-family and has -- more than once -- patched up some of Gotham's heroes. Thompkins has also run a clinic that treats »


- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources

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Marvel blames Hydra for leaked 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer

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The new trailer for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" was supposed to air for the first time during next week's episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Instead, it leaked tonight (Oct. 22), a whole six nights early. The high quality video clip is being stripped from sites at a pretty quick pace. But still, that's gotta hurt a little for Marvel. So Marvel, in its wisdom, knows where to place the blame: Hydra. Dammit, Hydra. — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014 That's right, the terrorist organization that hangs over many stories in the Marvel Universe -- and fueled adventures in both "Captain America" films and 2012's "The Avengers" -- may be the reason you're chasing dragons on YouTube right now. Hail Hydra, sorry ABC. This second "Avengers" film is in theaters on May 1, 2015. »


- Katie Hasty

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Dana Carvey Impersonates Scarface and Liam Neeson, Kills

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Dana Carvey can do no wrong in my eyes -- because my eyes have not seen "The Master of Disguise." The legendary "SNL" star visited Conan O'Brien to throw down a few impressions. His impressions of Scarface and Liam Neeson at Thanksgiving is pretty insane and awesome. Conan basically sustains a cackle the entire time.    His Neil Young impression, an old favorite, is also worth noting.   »


- Louis Virtel

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SXSW 2015 preliminary music lineup: Jessie Ware, Ben Kweller and The Dodos

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Looking forward to SXSW 2015 already? Here's your first taste of the musical lineup. Jessie Ware (watch her "Say You Love Me" video below), The Dodos and Ben Kweller are just a few of the better-known artists who have been announced for the festival, which will take place in Austin, Texas from March 13-22 (the music portion is slated for March 17-22). Check out the full preliminary list of artists below, and stay tuned for updates as more names are announced. Agoraphobia (Boiro Spain) Agosto (Buenos Aires Argentina) Alvvays (Toronto Canada) Angus & Julia Stone (Sydney Australia) Babes (New Orleans La) Baby In Vain (Copenhagen Denmark) Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham Al) Ballet School (Berlin Germany) Ball Park Music (Sydney Australia) The Barberettes (Seoul South Korea) Courtney Barnett (Melbourne Australia) James Bay (Hitchin UK-england) Be Forest (Pesaro Italy) Big Phony (Seoul South Korea) Bishop Nehru (New York NY) Blacklist Royals »


- Chris Eggertsen

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'Arrow' star Katie Cassidy teases Laurel's growth and destiny

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Vancouver, BC. It may not have happened the way comics fans initially expected, but Canary is coming. Or is she? [Stop reading here if you fear all spoilers from the DC Comics Universe and you've been able to avoid those spoilers on TV's "Arrow." And stop reading if you haven't watched the third season's first two episodes of "Arrow."] When Katie Cassidy was initially cast as Laurel Lance on The CW's "Arrow," readers nodded with understanding, thinking they were able to anticipate the next few narrative stops for the vigilante drama. Then an unexpected thing happened: Canary arrived in Starling City on "Arrow" and it wasn't Laurel at all. As Laurel was moping around after Tommy's death and confronting various personal demons, sister Sara (Caity Lotz) returned from the dead with a form-fitting costume and a not-especially-concealing mask and took the Canary mantle. But Laurel's destiny took a leap forward in the third season premiere. Yes, that was the last bit of warning for people who haven't seen said premiere. In the waning moments of the premiere, Sara's Canary returned and, within minutes, took several arrows to the chest and then, »


- Daniel Fienberg

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'Arrow' stars John Barrowman and Willa Holland on their dysfunctional father-daughter bond

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Vancouver, BC. For most of the season's first two "Arrow" episodes, a pretty big question lingered: Where the heck are Thea Queen and her newly-revealed pop Malcolm Merlyn? Viewers got at least a partial answer at the very end of last week's episode when we were whisked off to Corto Maltese -- a land most famous from Vicki Vale's award-winning series of photos -- and discovered that Thea has apparently been undergoing some intense martial arts training courtesy of dad and his minions. The abrupt departure from Starling City was part of Thea's attempt to redefine herself after a grief-and-danger-filled season, but it remains to be seen who Thea will be when we see her next. It's doubtful that she'll just return to being Oliver Queen's club-operating sister, but is she on the path to be the latest incarnation of the classic Green Arrow sidekick known as Speedy? Rest-assured that »


- Daniel Fienberg

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Sia's cover of 'Never Fully Dressed' for 'Annie' is a super-fun and super-trashy

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Sia has contributed a new version of "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" to the forthcoming film redux of "Annie" and, boy, is it bonkers. It's mastered to the max, it's got new, original fillings (just like your teeth!), it's got Sia still working out whatever accent Sia does, and it's trashy as hell. I kind of love it. If the film is anything like the accompanying music video to this "Never Fully Dressed," then prepare for divine and obnoxious child actors forcing your mouth into a twisted dumb grin for its duration. A patent corporate smarm will act as a thin layer of wax on the "Annie" of old and transition it into a viral video-binging, non-stop comic, New York-worshipping, anti-cynical pill to swallow. And maybe it's best this way, because I am going to watch this movie so hard. One reason is because "Annie" was one of »


- Katie Hasty

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They're remaking Eli Roth's 'Cabin Fever' - only with a strange twist

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(Cbr) Eli Roth has made just four feature films in the past 12 years, but one of them is already getting a remake of sorts. Deadline reports that "Cabin Fever," the director’s 2002 feature debut, will get a remake or, more accurately, a reshoot. Basically, director Travis Zariwny will use the same script Roth wrote with Randy Pearlstein for the new version. Roth is on board as producer for the film, which starts shooting this week in in Portland, Oregon. There cast includes Gage Golightly ("Teen Wolf"), Dustin Ingram ("True Blood"), Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"), Matthew Daddario ("Delivery Man") and Nadine Crocker ("Some Guy Who Kills People"). Zariwny helmed the sci-fi creeper "Scavengers" as well as "Intruder," which is supposed to come out this year. »


- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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NBC’s 'Bewitched' sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter

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NBC’s “Bewitched” sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter The new series will revolve around single 20-something Daphne, Tabitha’s daughter and Samantha’s granddaughter, who can conjure up everything except for real love. Christina Ricci to reprise her “Lizzie Borden” role for a 6-episode Lifetime series The "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax” movie star will return with "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles,” which will also feature the return of Clea DuVall. “Supernatural” may try making another backdoor spinoff, but over multiple episodes Instead of using one hour to introduce the spinoff’s new characters, they may be introduced over the course of several episodes. Click Read Full Post For More “The Daily Show’s” Austin "Democalpyse 2014: South by South Mess” details revealed Next week, Jon Stewart’s guests will include Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, Congressman Joaquin Castro and a performance by Spoon. “Mad Men »


- Norman Weiss

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Albert Wolsky on costuming 'Birdman' and working with legends like Bob Fosse

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Somehow I haven't gotten around to talking to legendary costume designer Albert Wolsky in my time, but "Birdman" presented the opportunity and here we are. With seven Oscar nominations and two wins, Wolsky is one of the titans, with a legacy on both stage and screen. Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest, then, was a fascinating project for him in that it bridged the gap between those two disciplines. But as Wolsky says in the lengthy interview below, the work in movies like this is "invisible." By design, of course, but often that leads to a lack of appreciation for what goes into outfitting a movie like this. Nevertheless, Wolsky has tried his hand at a number of extravagant productions in his day, so of course we carved out plenty of time to talk about some of those. From Bob Fosse's "Lenny" and "All That Jazz" to Sam Mendes' »


- Kristopher Tapley

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The inside story on 'Birdman's' instantly iconic superhero costume

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Legendary costume designer Albert Wolsky was tasked with outfitting Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film, "Birdman." But perhaps the film's most stand-out piece of wardrobe ended up landing in a different industry realm: special effects. Mike Elizalde is the owner of Spectral Motion, a creature and prosthetic makeup design studio in Glendale, CA that has plenty of experience in the superhero realm. The company was behind distinct looks in films like "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "Fantastic Four," and Elizalde himself picked up a Best Makeup Oscar nomination for his work on Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" in 2008. It was that connection to del Toro, in fact, that got him the gig on "Birdman." If you're interested in hearing what a titan like Wolsky has to say about his process on the film, and plenty of great anecdotes besides (from "Grease" and "All That Jazz" to »


- Kristopher Tapley

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10 Observations About Johnny Depp's 'Into the Woods' Pic

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Entertainment Weekly just gave us a chilling new visual from "Into the Woods" with Johnny Depp in costume as the Wolf. Sigh. Dear God. Take a look. We had these ten reactions.   1. "Into the Woods" is going to feel like an Evanescence video directed by Tim Burton. 2. I'm guessing the Wolf's parents are a Steven Tyler mic stand and a Stevie Nicks yard sale. 3. Can Russell Brand or Keith Richards sue Johnny Depp? Do they have to sue each other first? 4. When did Johnny Depp become an airbrushed Mickey Rourke? 5. I think he's about to cry.  6. Little Red Riding Hood is looking at us like, "Can you believe I'm supposed to be scared of this freakish art dealer?"  7. Furry sleeves? He looks like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer dyed turquoise.  8. You know Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter sit around dreading the day they'll have to play each other. 9. It's so easy »


- Louis Virtel

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The Snap: The Real Reasons Horror Classics are Still Scary

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Why is "Halloween" still scary? And "Scream"? And "The Exorcist"? Because people refuse to talk about their scariest moments. Have you forgotten the most horrifying moment in "Child's Play"? The Snap reminds you today. Check out all episodes of 'The Snap': Ep. #30: Everything You Don't Know About Taylor Swift Ep. #29: 5 Unanswered Questions About 'Gone Girl' Ep. #28: 19 Beautiful Things That Look Like Donald Trump Ep. #27: 20 Reasons Fall is the Worst Season Ep. #26: Everything Wrong with Urban Outfitters Ep. #25: Joan Rivers' True Legacy Ep. #24: Our Unanswered 'Saved by the Bell' Questions Ep. #23: Beyonce's 20 Biggest Flaws Ep. #22: Everything We Learned From Robin Williams Movies Ep. #21: A Tribute to the One Woman in Every All-Male Ensemble Ep. #20: Clueless at Comic-Con Ep. #19: The Comic-Con Preview We Need Ep. #18: We Review Every Celebrity Sex Tape Ep. #17: The Biggest Movie Bombs of 2014 Ep. »


- Louis Virtel

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11 things on network TV way more offensive than 'Constantine' smoking

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Almost a decade after his last live-action iteration, “Constantine” returns. Only this time, the antiheroic Hellblazer is coming to our television sets. And with that switch to the small screen, something has been lost. Since his inception in 1984, an integral part of John Constantine’s character has been his addiction to smoking. But a lot has changed in 30 years, and cigarettes are not the “Instant Cool” factor they used to be. So no matter that it’s not exactly “glorifying” smoking to have a main character who sold his soul to Satan to stave off terminal lung cancer, you can’t have the kiddies thinking it’s okay to light up. (And don’t even get us started on if they’ll ever let TV Constantine be bi-sexual.) So Fox has banned “Constantine” from showing smoking in any capacity. John can fiddle with cigarettes or his lighter, but he cannot be shown inhaling. »


- Donna Dickens, Chris Eggertsen, Louis Virtel,

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Will 'Fast and Furious 7's' James Wan direct Dwayne Johnson in ‘Shazam’?

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(Cbr) We’ve known with certainty since early last month that Dwayne Johnson will star as Black Adam in "Shazam!," which Warner Bros. revealed just last week will arrive in 2019, sandwiched between "Aquaman" and a "Justice League" sequel. Beyond that, details are pretty slim. But is it possible we’ve been given our first clue as to the director? On Tuesday, New Line Cinema announced James Wan will return to direct "The Conjuring 2" as part of an overall producing deal at the Warner Bros. subsidiary. That’s good news for fans of the director and of horror films, but MovieWeb zeroed in one this comment from New Line President Toby Emmerich: James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family. He’s the only overall director with a deal here, »


- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Jennifer Lopez reportedly lining up Las Vegas residency

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Sin City is about to exchange one pop diva for another.  Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in negotiations for a Las Vegas residency at the Axis theater at Planet Hollywood, where Britney Spears is currently in the midst of her "Piece of Me" residency. J.Lo will likely sign on to perform three times a week for 24 weeks spread out over the next year or two, for a grand total of 72 shows. The deal is rumored to be worth $350,000 per show, bringing her total fee to somewhere in the $26 million range, according to TMZ. Meanwhile, Spears is reportedly making $310,000 per performance. Lopez recently released her album "Aka," and was recently featured on a new song and video with Fat Joe. Will you make the trip to Vegas to see J.Lo? »


- Dave Lewis

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Taylor Swift is a good girl in a tight little skirt for new song 'Style' preview

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Tired of hearing about Taylor Swift yet? Good. The pop star has previewed yet another new song off of her next album "1989," this time for retailer Target. "You've got that long hair, slicked back, white T-shirt / And I got that good girl thing and a tight little skirt / and when we go crashing down / we come back in every time / 'cause we never go out of style / we never go out of style / take me home," she sings on the newly previewed "Style." Dispute is up if she's singing "good girl faith" or "fig" or "thing," but she's a good girl and she knows it. Target and Swift and style: go together. "1989" is out on Oct. 27, and that's purportedly when you'll hear the whole thing. Taylor Swift has released the songs "Shake It Off," "Welcome to New York" and "Out of the Woods" in full so far. »


- Katie Hasty

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