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Cult Horror Actor Mark Sheeler Dies at 92

10 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Sheeler, known for his roles in horror TV and film, such as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” died Aug. 6 following complications of a stroke. He was 92

Sheeler acted primarily in the 1950s and early ’60s. He appeared in low budget B pictures like “Why Must I Die?,” “Speed Crazy” and “Korean Attack.” His appearance in the schlock horror film “From Hell It Came,” which featured his battle with a tree monster, brought him acclaim when it won a Golden Turkey Award and appeared in the horror movie clip film “It Came From Hollywood.”

He also guested on shows including “Superman” and “Highway Patrol” and was host of the puppet show “Time for Beanie.” Sheeler left the movie business for almost 35 years to be a professional wedding photographer and supervisor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Upon his return to acting in the ’80s, Sheeler appeared in “Mad About You, »

- Reece Ristau

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Cult Horror Actor Mark Sheeler Dies at 92

10 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Sheeler, known for his roles in horror TV and film, such as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” died Aug. 6 following complications of a stroke. He was 92

Sheeler acted primarily in the 1950s and early ’60s. He appeared in low budget B pictures like “Why Must I Die?,” “Speed Crazy” and “Korean Attack.” His appearance in the schlock horror film “From Hell It Came,” which featured his battle with a tree monster, brought him acclaim when it won a Golden Turkey Award and appeared in the horror movie clip film “It Came From Hollywood.”

He also guested on shows including “Superman” and “Highway Patrol” and was host of the puppet show “Time for Beanie.” Sheeler left the movie business for almost 35 years to be a professional wedding photographer and supervisor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Upon his return to acting in the ’80s, Sheeler appeared in “Mad About You, »

- Reece Ristau

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15 years in the making and ‘I Am Thor’ makes for the most memorable screening at the Fantasia Film Festival

20 July 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I Am Thor

Directed by Ryan Wise

2015, USA / Canada /Finland / Sweden

Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo but even by Heavy metal standards, the artist known as Thor (a.k.a. Jon Miki Thor) is an absolute beast!

The Norse god impersonator, semi-professional bodybuilder, performance artist, b-movie actor, and all-around nice guy is the subject of I Am Thor, an 84 minute documentary by director Ryan Wise which shines some insight into Thor’s wild life and documents his long-running come back. With a music career spanning five decades, Thor is one of the legends of rock-n-roll that not enough people know exists —and hopefully this film will change that. 15 years in the making and I Am Thor is finally here, and totally worth the wait.

I’ve seen some remarkable screenings over my 19 years of attending the Fantasia Film Festival. I’ll never forget the enthusiastic, »

- Ricky

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Sdcc: Full list of winners from the 2015 Eisner Awards

11 July 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront played host to the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and thanks to Bleeding Cool we’ve got a full list of all the winners…

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #41-42 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration »

- Gary Collinson

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'Back to the Future' Comic Shows How Marty and Doc First Meet

8 July 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The beloved classic Back to The Future celebrated its 30th Anniversary last week, and most fans couldn't have asked for a better present than director Robert Zemeckis revealing that a Back to the Future remake will never happen, as long as both he and screenwriter Bob Gale are alive. The director and writer's contracts with Universal gave them all of the rights to the franchise, which Bob Gale is using to create a new comic book series through Idw, which will debut in October. During an interview with Comic Book Resources, Bob Gale revealed that Universal came to him with the idea of putting a comic book together set in the Back to The Future, although this story doesn't revolve around time travel, while answering questions fans have had for the past 30 years.

"They came back to me with some story pitches, but they were overly focused on time travel »

- MovieWeb

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Daredevil or the Flash: Which Had the Best Debut Season of A Comic Book TV Show?

4 July 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 In their freshman year, Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil series and DC’s CW show the Flash got some of the most overwhelmingly positive reviews of any TV shows ever based on super heroes. They are arguably the two best debut seasons for shows adapted from a comic book.  Which one is better? Cinelinx looks at these two excellent shows to determine the live action small screen comic champ.

 There have been lots and lots of live action TV programs based on comic books, starting with the Adventures of Superman in the 1950s. Ever since then,  we’ve had Batman, the Green Hornet, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Shazam/Isis, Superboy, the Flash (the original), Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of SupermanBirds of Prey, Mutant X, Smallville, Agents of Shield, Arrow, Constantine and Gotham. (We’re not including animated series in this.) We’ve even had one-shot TV movies like Dr. Strange, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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6 Degrees Of Superheroes And Villains

2 July 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The briefest of glances at the box office achievements of any movie featuring superheroes clearly indicates the popularity of such projects. With such huge fan followings comes instant recognition for the performers involved, and entry into the amusing game of spotting superheroes assembling elsewhere. Sometimes, these are notable movies sprinkled in between super gigs. Other, more amusing times, these are examples of superheroes assembling before they ever became the legendary alter-ego that would inevitably define them for years to come.

There are some titles that feature just a couple of superhero combinations, or superheroes with supporting characters from superhero movies. For example, Batman And Hawkeye in The Town; Ant-Man and Catwoman in I Could Never Be Your Woman; Batman, Commissioner Gordon and Nick Fury in the 2014 Robocop remake; Groot and Batman in Boiler Room; Black Widow and Captain America in The Perfect Score; and Scarecrow, Carmine Falcone and Black Widow »

- Sarah Myles

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Mike Gold: Lex Luthor, Fiend or Foe?

3 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Batman’s got The Joker. Spider-Man has Doctor Octopus. The Flash has an entire rogue’s gallery. The Fantastic Four used to have Doctor Doom, but now that Marvel’s banished the Fox-Four from their universe Doom’s annoying everybody, without priority.

Superman has a bald businessman/scientist with a severe ego problem.

I never thought Lex Luthor was much of a villain. In fact, when I was in my teens I was pretty certain I could take him. Evidently, from time to time the folks at DC must have felt the same way. He’s been put into super-power-bestowing armor, he’s been given super-powers and he’s hired or co-opted powered super-villains to do his dirty work.

Lex has been an evil scientist, an evil businessman, an evil president, an outer-world hero, and a domestic hero. He’s been a picker, a grinner, a lover and a sinner. »

- Mike Gold

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Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #357: News, Flash: You Can’T Do That With The Bad Guys

22 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Okay you’ve got them, now what are you going to do with them?

By “them” I mean super villains. So it shouldn’t be much of a leap to conclude that “you” means super heroes. Certainly a lot less than a tall building.

Doesn’t matter where you are – comic books, movies, television, or even cosplay – if you have super heroes, you’re going to have super villains. And if you have super villains, you’re going to have the problem of what to do with them after they’ve been caught. I realize that in today’s comics, catching the bad guys isn’t always a foregone conclusion, but for the sake of argument let’s assume that the super heroes actually do catch the super villains So, then what to do with them?

In comic books, it’s not a problem. Comic-book universes all seem to have »

- Bob Ingersoll

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I Love Lucy Superstar Special on CBS Sunday with back to back classic episodes

17 May 2015 4:51 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Sunday, May 17, at 8pm Et/Pt, CBS airs the I Love Lucy Superstar Special, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the 1950s series I Love Lucy. In 1955’s “L.A. at Last!” the Ricardos and Mertzes arrive in Hollywood, where Ricky (Desi Arnaz) is appearing in a new film and Lucy (Lucille Ball) gets starstruck. William Holden guest-stars. Then in 1957’s “Lucy and Superman,” Lucy promises that Superman will appear at her son’s birthday party, but things don’t go quite as planned. George Reeves guest-stars.   Photo: ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved ©2015 CBS Broadcasting … Continue reading →

The post I Love Lucy Superstar Special on CBS Sunday with back to back classic episodes appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Ryan Berenz

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8 Reasons Why We Still Love 'I Love Lucy'

16 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This Sunday's "I Love Lucy Superstar Special" on CBS may just be an elaborate repackaging of two 60-year-old black-and-white sitcom episodes, now meticulously colorized and shown back-to-back without a pause. But anything Lucy-related remains a gold mine for CBS, even six decades later, and the May 17 special will probably not be an exception.

The two "I Love Lucy" episodes show a couple of Lucy Ricardo's (Lucille Ball) typically frustrating brushes with fame. In "L.A. at Last!", Lucy's bandleader husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) is cast in a movie, which means a Hollywood road trip for the Ricardos and their friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vivian Vance and William Frawley). Lucy and Ricky each make the acquaintance of movie icon William Holden, playing himself, and gamely taking a pie in the face. (The colorized version CBS is airing contains footage not seen on TV since the episode first aired 60 years ago. »

- Gary Susman

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Double Duty: 9 Actors who’ve Played Both Marvel and DC Characters

25 April 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Daredevil moonlighting as Batman? For some actors, one comic book character isn’t enough, nor is one comic publisher. Some actors have jumped the fence between Marvel and DC, playing characters from both companies.

Marvel and DC may have a rivalry going, but that doesn’t stop them from hiring actors who’ve previously worked for the competition. Below is a list of nine actors who’ve portrayed characters from both comic book publishers.

Ryan Reynolds

For Marvel: His first foray into the super hero realm was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Later, he joined Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman as part of the X-franchise, taking on the role of the mutant Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in X-Men: Origins-Wolverine (2009). He is set to recreate this role in Deadpool (2016)

For DC: He got his big opportunity for super hero stardom playing the cosmic hero with the power ring in Green Lantern (2011). Sadly, that »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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2015 Eisner Award nominations

24 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from companies big and small, in print and on line. The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

“,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin »

- Luana Haygen

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CBS resurrects ‘I Love Lucy’ for colorized one-hour special

16 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In a move that may both thrill and horrify classic TV fans, CBS announced today it will air two more colorized episodes of I Love Lucy in a one-hour special in May. The network said the episodes will retain “a vintage look” and contain material not seen since the programs originally aired in the 1950s.

The episodes chosen for resurrection are 1955’s “L.A. at Last,” in which Lucy makes a bad impression on William Holden when the Ricardos and Mertzes visit the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, and 1957’s “Lucy and Superman,” which centers around Lucy trying to make good on her promise to bring Adventures of Superman star George Reeves to Little Ricky’s birthday party.

In 2013, CBS packaged two colorized I Love Lucy episodes in a Christmas special. Conceived as cheap holiday fare to fill a hole in its December schedule, The I Love Lucy Christmas Special ended up winning the night. »

- A.R. Wilson

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CBS Brings Back Classic ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes for One-Hour Special

16 April 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In an effort to draw in viewers hankering for nostalgia, CBS will broadcast two colorized versions of “I Love Lucy” starting at 8 p.m. on May 17.

The one-hour special of the classic sitcom that starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as married couple Lucy and Rick Ricardo features episodes “L.A. at Last!” and “Lucy and Superman.”

“Lucy and Superman” follows the trials of scheduling kids’ birthday parties. It first aired in 1957 and features George Reeves, star of TV show “Adventures of Superman.” William Holden guest stars in “L.A. at Last!,” which has Lucy and Ricky finally landing in Los Angeles because Ricky is appearing in a new motion picture. The special will also show additional material that has not been broadcast since the episode first aired in 1955.

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- Seth Kelley

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Which Comic Book Character Will Calista Flockhart Play on TV?

23 February 2015 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Calista Flockhart just found a super reason to return to broadcast TV. The actress will join the CBS project Supergirl that's in the works for fall. She will play Cat Grant in the project that will reunite her with executive producer Greg Berlanti, who worked with her on the ABC drama Brothers and Sisters. Grant first appeared in DC Comics' Adventures of Superman in 1987. For Supergirl, the character is actually a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo. Having started her career as a reporter, Grant built her company into a global powerhouse, which now employs Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Steel Makes Appearance in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

10 February 2015 9:38 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis didn’t just introduce the world to the New 52 version of Aquaman. It also gave us the first appearance of Superman’s Hammer of Justice, Steel. If you got up to use the restroom or checked your cell phone at the wrong time, you might have missed what could become a defining moment in the new DC Animated Universe.

In what amounted to under a minute of screen time, John Henry Irons wields a large hammer on what appears to be a construction site. Wearing a yellow hardhat, he defends his co-workers from an army of Atlantian attackers. Just as he is about to be overcome by his assailants, Superman swoops down and saves him. We are witnesses to the defining moment when the seeds of a new super hero are planted – Steel.

According to the DC Comics Database, the most widely known Steel is »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Beloved Walking Dead Casualty Books Epic Villain Role on The Flash

9 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

From zombie bait to Bug-Eyed Bandit! The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney is set to appear on The Flash as a major DC Comics villain, E! News has confirmed. But there's a twist! Kinney is set to take on the role of Brie Larvan, a last name which will sound very familiar to comic book fans, as Bertram Larvan, an inventor who became the Bug-Eyed Bandit, who was actually a nemesis for the Atom and the Son of Bug-Eyed Bandit later appeared in Adventures of Superman. But the CW hit isn't making Brie his daughter; they are reimagining the character! Brie is described as a narcissistic tech wizard wreaking havoc in Central City.  Of  course, an Atom villain popping up on The Flash »

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Remember That Time Ben Affleck Played the Man of Steel?

3 February 2015 5:19 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Batman isn’t Ben Affleck’s first portrayal of a DC Comics super hero. Many people were so put off by his role as blind lawyer-turned-costumed crime fighter Matt Murdock in the ill-received Daredevil that they forget he starred in the role of Superman as well. Okay, so technically he was performing as actor George Reeves playing the Man of Steel in the biopic Hollywoodland. It still showed Affleck can transform himself into any character he puts his mind to.

George Reeves played the Man of Steel for the television series The Adventures of Superman for six seasons running from 1952 to 1958. Hollywoodland tells the story of a detective (Adrien Brody) who uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious death of Superman actor Reeves (Ben Affleck) in 1959. A possible affair between the actor and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of a studio executive (Bob Hoskins), might reveal the truth. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Jimmy Olsen' ?

26 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images from the Detroit, Michigan set of director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", revealing actor Scoot McNairy ("Halt and Catch Fire") filming a dialogue scene, reportedly as 'Jimmy Olsen':

"...Scoot is playing 'Jimmy Olsen', but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was injured during the battle of 'Zod' vs 'Superman'. 

"His legs were pinned under falling building rubble and that caused him to lose the legs. 

"He now walks with prosthetic legs that will be realized with CGI FX, hence the green-screen socks. Jimmy doesn't blame Superman for the accident, but grateful to 'Kal-El' for saving the world..."

The comic book origins of Jimmy Olsen began as an unnamed 'office boy' debuted in DC's "Action Comics" #6 (November 1938). That character was also first introduced as 'Jimmy Olsen' in the radio show "The Adventures of Superman", April 15, 1940.

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- Michael Stevens

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