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"Riverdale": "Starchie and Bottleneck"

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Sneak Peek Mad Magazine's classic 1954 "Archie" parody "Starchie", by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, on the news that producer Greg Berlanti of "Arrow" fame, will develop the series "Riverdale", using "Archie Comics" characters , with "...a twisted 'Twin Peaks' influence...", plus take a look @ the original "Riverdale" TV pilot :

"Imagine if 'Riverdale' was like 'Twin Peaks'," said Aguirre-Sacasa, "and was a really weird small town...

"...Twin Peaks had some very funny black humor stuff to it. 

"Obviously it was very serious as well. So that kind of balance is what we’re going to try to strike with the show..."

"Starchie" featured the characters 'Starchie Standrews', 'Bottleneck', 'Mr. Weathernot', 'Salonica', 'Biddy' and 'Wedgie Van Smelt'.

"...'Bottleneck' frames 'Starchie' so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the 'Riverdale' high school..."

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Enter Marvel's "Agent Carter"

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According to Marvel, actress Lyndsy Fonseca ("Kick-Ass") will join the cast of  "Agent Carter", the upcoming action TV series inspired by the features "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", that will air as bridge programming when "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." goes on mid-season hiatus:

Fonseca will play 'Angie Martinelli', an aspiring actress who becomes a friend of 'Agent Peggy Carter' (Hayley Atwell).

"...in 'Agent Carter', it's 1946, and peace has dealt 'Peggy Carter' a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. 

"Working for the covert 'Ssr' ('Strategic Scientific Reserve'), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for 'Howard Stark' all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--'Steve Rogers'..."

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Gotham' Seaport

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Check out a new image from the Pontiac, Michigan set of "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice", showing a revealing tourist billboard adjacent to the 'Gotham City' waterfront:

"...'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' stars Henry Cavill in the role of 'Clark Kent'/'Superman', Ben Affleck as 'Bruce Wayne'/Batman'...

"...Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince'/'Wonder Woman', with Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane', Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White', Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent', returning from 'Man of Steel'...

"...Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor', Jeremy Irons as 'Alfred' and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

"'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is based on 'Superman' characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, 'Batman' characters created by Bob Kane and 'Wonder Woman' created by William Moulton Marston...

"...appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. »

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Kate Mara Covers "GQ"

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Sneak Peek more revealing images of "Fantastic Four" actress Kate Mara aka 'Sue Storm' the 'Invisible Woman',  in a recent issue of "GQ" magazine:

The older sister of actress Rooney Mara, Kate Mara starred in "House of Cards" as 'Zoe Barnes" and appeared in "24" as computer analyst 'Shari Rothenberg'.

She made her film debut in 1999 with "Random Hearts", followed by "Brokeback Mountain" and "We Are Marshall".

Mara filmed "Shooter" in 2007.

She filmed "Transsiberian" in 2008...

..."Stone of Destiny" in 2008...

...and "The Open Road" in 2009.

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More Images From "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"

4 hours ago

Sneak Peek more new 'screengrab' images from the teaser trailer supporting director Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", revealing 'Thor' (Chris Hemsworth), 'Iron Man' (Robert Downey Jr.), 'Hulk' (Mark Ruffalo), 'Captain America' (Chris Evans), 'Black Widow' (Scarlett Johansson), 'Hawkeye' (Jeremy Renner), 'Ultron' (James Spader), 'Scarlet Witch' (Elizabeth Olsen), 'Quicksilver' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), 'Nick Fury' (Samuel L. Jackson) and Andy Serkis:

"...with 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' destroyed...

"...and the 'Avengers' needing a hiatus from stopping threats...

"...'Tony Stark' attempts to jumpstart...

"...a dormant peacekeeping program with 'Ultron'...

"...a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence.

"However, his plan backfires...

"...when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy...

"...and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. 

"It is up to 'Iron Man', 'Captain America', 'Thor', the 'Hulk', 'Black Widow' and 'Hawkeye'...

"...along with support from ' »

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"The Vampire Diaries: The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"

4 hours ago

Take a look @ teaser footage, plus images from the next episode of "The Vampire Diaries", titled "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here", written by Brett Matthews and directed by Leslie Libman, airing October 30, 2014 on The CW:

"...with 'Homecoming' around the corner, 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) invites 'Liam' (Marco James) to attend a party at the corn maze with her.

"Instead of attending the homecoming festivities, 'Caroline' (Candice Accola) is preoccupied after 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) shows up unexpectedly and needs her help cleaning up a mess created by 'Enzo' (Michael Malarkey).

"Heeding Elena's advice to be more social, 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) reluctantly attends the party, but a devastating accident quickly leaves him and 'Jo' (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) rushing to save lives.

"Elsewhere, 'Tyler' (Michael Trevino) finds himself in a dangerous position when his werewolf curse is put to the test, and an emotionally embattled Stefan comes clean to Caroline about »

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Footage From "Grimm" Season Debut

4 hours ago

Take a look @ a clip of footage, plus images from the Season 4 premiere of the supernatural drama series "Grimm" and the episode titled "Thanks for the Memories", airing October 24, 2014 on NBC:

"...after the events at the wedding of 'Monroe' (Silas Weir Mitchell) and 'Rosalee' (Bree Turner)...

"...'Nick' (David Giuntoli) is faced with losing his identity as a 'Grimm'. '

"'Hank' (Russell Hornsby) and 'Juliette' join Nick as they try to figure out how to deal with 'Trubel' (Jacqueline Toboni) as she faces the consequences of a heinous murder she committed.

"Meanwhile, when 'Wu' (Reggie Lee) arrives at the scene, his discoveries bring back images of his traumatic encounter. Then a new threat arrives in Portland to steal the memories of its victims, leaving them in a state of dementia.

"Elsewhere, the life of 'Captain Renard' (Sasha Roiz) hangs in the balance while 'Adalind' (Claire Coffee) falls into a »

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"The Walking Dead: Slabtown"

7 hours ago

"Slabtown" is the title of the fourth episode of Season 5 of AMC's ultra-violent 'zombie' drama series "The Walking Dead", written by Matthew Negrete and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis, airing November 2, 2014, featuring the return of the character 'Beth Greene' (Emily Kinney):

"...in the episode 'Slabtown', 'Beth Greene' (Kinney) wakes up to find herself in a locked hospital room, with an IV attached to her arm..."

The character 'Beth Greene', created by former series showrunner Glen Mazzara, debuted in the Season 2 episode of "The Walking Dead", titled "Bloodletting". 

Unlike most of the characters in the show, she has no counterpart in Robert Kirkman's graphic novels the series is based on. 

Beth is the daughter of veterinarian, farmer 'Hershel Greene' and younger half-sister of 'Maggie' (Lauren Cohan). She joins the group led by 'Rick Grimes' after her family's farm is overrun by 'walkers'.

The character's first major story arc involves »

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"Constantine" Premiere - October 24, 2014

7 hours ago

Sneak Peek more new footage and images from the adaptation of DC Comics' "Hellblazer", titled "Constantine", debuting October 24, 2014 on NBC, with a pilot directed by Neil Marshall, plus take another look @ the character 'Zed', played by actress Angélica Celaya:

"...'Zed' is someone who can go toe-to-toe with 'John' (Constantine)," said Executive Producer Daniel Cerone...

"...and that's ultimately something we felt like we needed...

"...we wanted a more dynamic relationship, as opposed to someone who is a teacher/mentor and a student..."

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Footage From "Boardwalk Empire"- The Final Shot

11 hours ago

Sneak Peek a 30 minute feature supporting the Prohibition era period drama series "Boardwalk Empire" as it wraps up its fifth and final season October 26, 2014:

"...'Boardwalk Empire' is a period drama focusing on 'Nucky Thompson' (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920's and 1930's.

"Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure.

The final season jumps ahead seven years, to 1931, as Prohibition nears its end..."

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More Footage From "Arrow: The Magician"

21 hours ago

Sneak Peek new footage and more images from the "Arrow" episode "The Magician", written by Wendy MericleMarc Guggenheim and directed by John Behring, airing October 29, 2014, with guest stars Katrina Law as 'Nyssa al Ghul' and Matt Nable as 'Ra's al Ghul':

"...a furious 'Nyssa' confronts 'Oliver' about 'Sara'. When Oliver learns 'Malcolm Merlyn' is alive, he suspects Merlyn killed Sara.

"Oliver and Nyssa then join forces and go after the 'Dark Archer', intent on bringing Sara's killer to justice. 

"'Laurel' keeps her distance from Nyssa, as she blames her sister's death on her involvement...

"...with the 'League of Assassins'.

"Meanwhile, Oliver and 'Roy' work on repairing their respective relationships with 'Thea', who has returned home, as Nyssa discusses Oliver with her father, 'Ra's al Ghul'..."

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"Riverdale": The "Archie Comics" TV Series

22 hours ago

According to reports, producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow") will develop a new dramatic TV series for Fox, based on the comic book town of "Riverdale", the home of Archie Comics' characters 'Archie', 'Betty', 'Veronica', 'Jughead', Reggie', plus 'Josie and the Pussycats' :

"...the new series will be set in the present, offering a bold, subversive take on 'Archie', 'Betty', 'Veronica' and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life...

"...the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath the wholesome façade of 'Riverdale', showcasing the eternal love triangle...

"...of 'Archie Andrews', girl-next-door 'Betty Cooper' and rich socialite 'Veronica Lodge'.

"The series will also include the entire cast of characters from the comic books — including Archie’s rival 'Reggie Mantle', slacker best friend 'Jughead Jones' and all-girl band 'Josie and the Pussycats'..."

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Ulysses Klaw'

23 October 2014 2:10 PM, PDT

Sneak Peek actor, motion capture artist Andy Serkis, reportedly playing Marvel Comics'  'Ulysses Klaw', arch-enemy of the 'Black Panther', from director Joss Whedon's upcoming Marvel Studios' feature "Avengers: Age of Ultron":

"...'Ulysses Klaw' first appears in flashback in Marvel Comics' 'Fantastic Four' #53 (Aug 1966) as a physicist working in the field of applied sonics. 

"Designing a sound transducer to convert sound waves into physical mass, Klaw steals the metal 'vibranium' - a substance known to exist only in certain meteoric deposits in the small African nation of 'Wakanda' - to power his device.

"In doing this, Klaw comes into conflict with the Wakandan ruler/superhero 'T'Chaka', whom Klaw murders in cold blood. T'Chaka's adolescent son 'T'Challa', who followed his father to watch him combat the invaders, then attacks Klaw as the 'Black Panther' to avenge his father, maiming him by costing the villain his right hand. »

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"The Walking Dead": Enter Lauren Cohan

23 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT

Take another look @ revealing images of  Brit actress Lauren Cohan, who plays 'Maggie', a human survivor on AMC's ultra-violent 'zombie' TV series "The Walking Dead":

Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'. 

In 2006, she starred in the sequel to "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", titled "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. 

Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float". 

February 2010 she was cast in "Death Race 2".

Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as 'Bela Talbot', a thief, appearing in six episodes.

Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries".

Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'.

She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3 and is a major part of the new season. »

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Amanda Seyfried Covers "W"

23 October 2014 1:17 PM, PDT

Sneak Peek revealing images of actress Amanda Seyfried  ("Lovelace") in a recent issue of "W" fashion magazine:

In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in "Mean Girls", with subsequent supporting in independent films including "Nine Lives" (2005) and "Alpha Dog" (2006).

She had a recurring role in the Upn TV series "Veronica Mars (2004–2006). 

Between 2006 and 2011, she starred on the HBO series "Big Love", followed by the 2008 musical feature "Mamma Mia!".

Other appearances include leading roles in "Jennifer's Body" (2009), "Chloe" (2009), "Dear John" (2010)...

..."Letters to Juliet" (2010), "Red Riding Hood" (2011)...

..."In Time" (2011), "Gone" (2012), "Les Misérables" (2012), "Lovelace" (2013)...

..."A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014) and "Ted 2" (2015).

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Footage From "Sleepy Hollow: And The Abyss Gazes Back"

23 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT

Sneak Peek the next episode of the supernatural police TV series "Sleepy Hollow" titled "And the Abyss Gazes Back", plus your first look @ the 'Wendigo', directed by Douglas Aarniokoski, airing October 27, 2014 on Fox:

"...the son of 'Sheriff Corbin' returns from war...

"...but his strange behavior leads 'Abbie' and 'Ichabod' to question his intentions..."

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"John Carter" Returns To Mars

23 October 2014 11:01 AM, PDT

The estate of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, with properties including "Tarzan", are welcoming "John Carter Of Mars" back into the fold, with plans to produce mature, adult screen fare adapting their classic, action-adventure stable of heroes for the big screen:

"...'Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.' is actively looking for production partners. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops..."

"Along with a new 'Tarzan' film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have 'John Carter Of Mars'...

"...become another major franchise to entertain worldwide audiences of all ages..."

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"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Fractured House"

23 October 2014 10:58 AM, PDT

Sneak Peek more footage, plus images from the next episode of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." titled "A Fractured House", written by Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc and directed by Ron Underwood, airing October 28, 2014 on ABC:

"...the world turns against 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' when 'Hydra' impersonates them to attack 'The United Nations', and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall..."

Guest stars include B.J. Britt as 'Agent Antoine Triplett', Adrianne Palicki as 'Bobbi Morse', Henry Simmons as Mack Mackenzie', Adrian Pasdar as 'General Glenn Talbot', Tim Dekay as 'Senator Christian Ward', Falk Hentschel as 'Marcus Scarlotti', Joe Marinelli as 'Adamo Dioli', Liberte Chan as international reporter, Parisa Fakhri as Senator’s aide, Michael Enright as 'Julien Beckers', Melanie Cruz as 'Agent Noelle Walters', Brian Tee as 'Toshiro Mori', Darrel Cherney as tattoo artist, Brian Van Holt as »

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - Trailer Revealed

23 October 2014 3:51 AM, PDT

Sneak Peek the new teaser trailer from "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", revealing the main villain of the film, the villainous android 'Ultron' (James Spader) plus a reveal of the 'Hulkbuster' armor as worn by 'Iron Man' :

'Ultron' debuted as the 'Crimson Cowl' in Marvel Comics "Avengers" #54...

...created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator John Buscema...

...before being revealed as 'Ultron-5', the living automaton.

The character is also known as the creator of  'synthezoid' the 'Vision', tasked to destroy the 'Avengers'.

Ultron's disembodied consciousness was ultimately thrown into the depths of space, floating through the cosmos as radio-waves and energy. 

His powers include...

...superhuman levels of strength, speed, stamina and durability, flight at subsonic speeds, concussive blasts of energy fired from optical sensors and hands...

...plus an 'encephalo-ray', that can place victims into a deathlike coma.

Ultron's outer armor is composed of 'adamantium', a seemingly impervious metal composite also »

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"The Vampire Diaries: Black Hole Sun" - October 23, 2014

22 October 2014 7:46 PM, PDT

Take another look @ the next episode of "The Vampire Diaries", titled "Black Hole Sun" airing October 23, 2014 on The CW:

"...when 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) and 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) realize that uncovering a time in Damon's past may provide clues to finding their way home, Damon is forced to relive one of the worst days of his life.

"Then after an awkward run-in with 'Jo' (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) at the hospital, 'Alaric' (Matt Davis) steps in to help 'Jeremy' (Steven R. McQueen) get his life together and cope with the loss of Bonnie.

"Elsewhere, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) attempts to show 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) what it's like to start over and create a new identity, while an unsuspecting 'Matt' (Zach Roerig) finds himself in a disturbing situation when 'Tripp' (Colin Ferguson) lets him in on a dark secret. Meanwhile Stefan, who is desperate to regain some normalcy in his life, is stunned when an unexpected visitor shows up. »

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