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Debut British Comic Awards winners unveiled

18 November 2012 4:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The 2012 British Comic Awards winners have been announced. The first ceremony of the new annual awards was held at Leeds' Thought Bubble Convention last night, reports Forbidden Planet International. The Rob Davis and Woodrow Phoenix-edited Nelson was named 'Best Book'. The book is an unprecedented collaboration between 54 of the UK's top creators, including Paul Grist, Jamie Smart, Philip Bond, D'Israeli, Simone Lia, Roger Langridge, Duncan Fegredo, Philippa Rice and Tom Humberstone. The proceeds from Nelson (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Forbidden Planet launches online subscription service

13 November 2012 7:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Forbidden Planet has launched an online subscription service. The comic book retailer has started up what it claims is the "simplest" and "most usable" service of its kind via its official website. "Our fantastic new system provides a host of great features and amazing flexibility - making it the best comic subscription experience online," said the company. Customers who subscribe to titles online will receive discounts when (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Forbidden Planet launches online subscriptions service

13 November 2012 7:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Forbidden Planet has launched an online subscription service. The comic book retailer has started up what it claims is the "simplest" and "most usable" service of its kind via its official website. "Our fantastic new system provides a host of great features and amazing flexibility - making it the best comic subscription experience online," said the company. Customers who subscribe to titles online will receive discounts when (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Check Out 9 Variant Covers for The Walking Dead Magazine’s First Issue

23 October 2012 11:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first issue of the official magazine for The Walking Dead is now available. If you’re someone who’s always on the hunt for rare editions, you may be interested in some (or all) of the nine variant covers that are available. Continue reading for information on the first issue and details on where to pick up your favorite cover.

Titan Magazines and Skybound’s premier issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, best-selling graphic novels and Emmy-winning AMC television series, hits newsstands and digital platforms on October 23.

This 100-page issue features an inside look at the TV show, comics and everything in-between: The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman reveals what’s coming up next on the TV show, which broke basic cable records again with the season three premiere, and how the shocking events of issue »

- Jonathan James

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The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine Launches With Variant Covers

23 October 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We told you back in June about the anticipated launch of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, and now that day has arrived. The magazine will cover the comic series And the TV series, and will be launching soon in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Digital copies are available globally starting today.

Adding cool to the already cool, site-specific variant covers will be available at a number of comics stores. First, the eye candy covers, then all the deets:

The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine

Launches Today! Hotly anticipated first issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine hits newsstands and digital platforms.

Titan Magazines and Skybound’s premier issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, based on Robert Kirkman‘s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, best-selling graphic novels and Emmy-winning AMC television series, hits newsstands and digital platforms on October 23.

This 100-page issue features an inside look at the TV show, »

- Erin Willard

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“The Walking Dead” Magazine (& All 7 Variants) Hits Newsstands Tomorrow!

22 October 2012 5:09 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The first issue of Titan Magazines and Skybound’s The Walking Dead magazine comes to newsstands tomorrow, 10/23/2012, just in time to get you ensconced into the third season of The Walking Dead TV show, caught up on the comic book and Governor novels, and up to date with all the apparel, toys, and merchandise surrounding the behemoth that Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard have created. If you’re a massive fan of Rick Grimes and company, you’ll want to check it out. We’ve gotten our hands on a copy and you can expect a review tomorrow to time with the release! We also have all seven variant covers (and the two normal covers) in the gallery below. If any of them strike your fancy, contact the comic book stores that feature them, with their contact details in the press release.

Titan Magazines and Skybound’s premier issue of The Walking Dead, »

- Andy Greene

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A Look at All Seven Variant Covers for The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine

22 October 2012 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The premiere issue of The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine hits newsstands and digital platforms tomorrow, October 23rd, and we have a look at all seven of the available variant covers right here!

From the Press Release:

This 100-page issue features an inside look at the TV show, comics, and everything in-between: The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman reveals what’s coming up next on the TV show, which broke basic cable records again with the Season Three premiere, and how the shocking events of Issue #100 of The Walking Dead Comic will affect Rick and our favorite survivors; an exclusive interview with Danai Gurira, who plays the iconic character “Michonne”; an exclusive prologue to the new Walking Dead book, The Road to Woodbury, about the rise of Philip Blake, aka The Governor, written by Jay Bonansinga and Robert Kirkman; behind-the-scenes set visit report; executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara tells »

- The Woman In Black

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Doctor Who thing of the day: Tardis tent is as big on the inside as you want it to be

18 October 2012 3:27 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

If yesterday’s inflatable Tardis didn’t make you feel like a pathetic dork for the impossibilities of your fantasies (disclaimer: may not apply to you) for being disappointed that it isn’t life size, nor is it bigger on the insider, then perhaps you should try the new Tardis tent which opens up to a printed image of the inside of the Tardis which makes it slightly easier to pretend you’re actually in the Tardis. If you’re four years old and squint a bit. *sigh* Available at Amazon U.K. and Forbidden Planet at the end of the month. (If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.) »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Doctor Who thing of the day: because your life is not complete without an inflatable Tardis

17 October 2012 5:49 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Inflatable Tardis. Apparently a smidge over five feet tall. So, not life size. And also not larger on the inside. But you can pretend it is. And also you can pretend that it means the Doctor has finally come to get you and you’re on the very cusp of embarking on a lifetime of adventure in space and time, at least until he abandons you for having the poor taste to age faster than he does. Not that I’ve thought about what possible use anyone might have for an inflatable Tardis. Inflatable Tardis is now the name of my new side-project side-project band (after the already announced band Plutonium Macguffin and side project Steampunk Orgasm). Available at Forbidden Planet. Inflatable Tardis. Via Nerd Approved. (If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.) »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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TCM 2012 Classic Film Festival To Launch in Space

26 September 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Turner Classic Movies has set April 25-28 2013 as the dates for its fourth-annual TCM Classic Film Festival.  To open the festival, TCM takes this year's theme, Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, to an extreme: TCM teamed up with Nasa for an "extra-terrestrial screening" of the cult sci-fi flick "Forbidden Planet" on Saturday October 13 - both at the Kennedy Space Center as well as onboard the International Space Station, so that astronauts can also enjoy the 1956 sci-fi thriller.  The record-setting astronaut for spacewalking, Sunita Williams, will introduce the film at the screening. The rest of the 2013 TCM Film Festival will take place back in California, where TCM film historian Robert Osborne will play host. Pricey passes for the 2013 Festival will go on sale in November and can be purchased here.   »

- Maggie Lange

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10 Coolest Shakespeare Films

24 September 2012 10:13 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

This is not to say that traditional Shakespeare isn't cool - it's just that it's often seen as the outpost of theatre and/or English majors, and pretentious ones at that. Shakespeare was a writer for the people - the dirty, beer-swilling masses of his day. And one of the beautiful things about Shakespeare is the ability of the stories to transcend time and place. So let's celebrate those films that make Shakespeare cool, bringing him back to the dirty, beer-swilling masses of today. In honor of Joss Whedon's production of Much Ado About Nothing, which is sure to top the list next time, here are the coolest Shakespeare adaptations on film.

10. Hamlet (2000)

How to update the story of the most angst-ridden character in literature (pre-Daria?) Put Ethan Hawke in the title role; he's been the poster boy for angst since 1994's Reality Bites. Turn Denmark into the Denmark Corporation, »

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David Lloyd details 'Aces Weekly'

24 September 2012 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Lloyd has discussed his new digital comics anthology Aces Weekly. The V for Vendetta writer explained the new project - which is intended to be "like the weeklies of old" - and his Valley of Shadows strip. "Valley of Shadows is something of a relaxation for me - at least that's how it was meant to be," he told Forbidden Planet International. "One of a series of serial stories and shorts in an online version of the sort of comic that no-one can do economically any more in the UK - or elsewhere probably - the kind of weekly that used to exist here in diminishing numbers up to the beginning of the '80s, before British comics publishers completely gave up the ghost on something they'd had no real faith in creatively for many years anyway, opening the door for a mass exodus of some of the finest »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Movie News Round-Up: “I, Frankenstein,” “Dredd,” & “House at the End of the Street”

19 September 2012 1:02 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Today we’ve got a ton of news, teasers, TV spots, posters, and more from a cavalcade of future releases. In this post, we focus on House At The End Of The Street, Dredd and I, Frankenstein.

House At The End Of The Street

Is there anything Jennifer Lawrence can’t do? She can act, she can shoot a bow, she can scream, and apparently she can sing in this new featurette for the horror movie that is coming out This Friday.

The Mark Tonderai film stars Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, and Max Thieriot.

I, Frankenstein

Bad news for fans eagerly awaiting the film adaptation of Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel I, Frankenstein. Stuart Beattie’s film has been delayed from February 22nd, 2013, to September 13th, 2013, putting it in direct competition with Little Mermaid 3D… so, two films with exactly the same audience. No word on exactly why it’s being delayed, »

- Andy Greene

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Diamond announces August 2012 Best Sellers

7 September 2012 8:16 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Avengers Vs. X-Men #9 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in August 2012, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

DC Entertainment was August’s leading publisher in Retail Dollars, leading Marvel Comics 33.32% to 32.42%. Meanwhile, Marvel Comics edged DC Entertainment on the Unit Market Share for the month, 37.18% to 37.12%.

For the second month in a row, Geoff Johns and Gary Franks’ Batman: Earth One, the original graphic novel that reimagines the early days of Batman, was the best-selling graphic novel to retailers.

Based on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s best-selling Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, Square-Enix’s Batman: Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~Kai~: Harley Quinn Action Figure was the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in August.

Earth’s most powerful heroes join the HeroClix campaign with the DC HeroClix: Justice League Expansion from WizKids/Neca, »

- Glenn Hauman

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Exclusive: MoreHorror Interview with Master of Horror John Carpenter

23 August 2012 9:40 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

John Carpenter Interviewed by Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

When you talk about film directors in the horror genre, very few names can be mentioned as being “masters” of their craft, it’s a short list which includes the likes of, Romero, Argento, Craven, Bava, Hitchcock, Fisher, Cronenberg, Whale, and my favorite John Carpenter.   Carpenter single-handedly reinvented the slasher genre with his seminally groundbreaking film, ‘Halloween’.  At one point, ‘Halloween’ was the most successful independent film of all-time. 

Halloween’ influenced every slasher film that came after it.   Without “Michael Myers” we wouldn’t have ‘Friday the 13th’, or any of the other masked killers that came afterwards.   Not only was ‘Halloween’ a highly influential film, it was truly frightening, even to this day it scares audiences worldwide.   John Carpenter’s career has spanned over 40 years in Hollywood and has directed 30 films. 

He has directed such cult classics as ‘The Fog’, ‘Assault on Precinct 13 »

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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'The Invisible Boy,' Robby the Robot's Follow-up to 'Forbidden Planet'

22 August 2012 10:03 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Robots Are Due on Elm St!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-cinephile Joe Dante introducing Robby the Robot's sophomore acting effort, "The Invisible Boy." Sci fi icon Robby the Robot followed his breakthrough role in Forbidden Planet with a comparative B picture which nonetheless gave him better billing. Despite its many amusing qualities, this one has pretty much slipped through the cracks and is seldom mentioned in the company of more famous A.I. pix like Colossus and 2001. But it's arguably the first of the computers vs. mankind movies. Although Robby's subsequent career has had its inevitable ups and downs (an unfortunate over-reliance on motor oil sidelined him for awhile), he's still a popular model for Japanese toys and has his own Wikipedia page. »

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Movies This Week: August 10 - 16, 2012

10 August 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

As a kid growing up in Houston, the hot and humid summers were usually spent indoors reading and watching science fiction movies on television. The Paramount Theatre's Sci-Fi Week runs from Tuesday, August 14 through Sunday, August 19 and features several personal favorites including Forbidden Planet, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Planet of the Apes. Also screening next Tuesday through Thursday is the classic silent sci-fi film Metropolis with the 1980s soundtrack from composer Giorgio Moroder featuring songs by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant and more. Screening times and ticket information available on the Paramount website.

Seattle-based film group The Sprocket Society recently started an Austin chapter and is hosting an inaugural screening on Sunday, August 12, 2:45 pm, at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. For their first screening the Austin chapter is featuring a program of shorts including the silent screen work »

- Debbie Cerda

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MoreHorror Exclusive Interview with John A. Russo

9 August 2012 11:52 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Interviewed by Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

I recently had the great opportunity to talk with writer/producer/director John A. Russo at Days of the Dead convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Russo is best known as co-writer of the groundbreaking film, Night of the Living Dead along with director George A. Romero

His career has spanned 45 years in the entertainment industry.  Some of his notable projects include co-writer of Return of the Living Dead, director of such films as Santa Claws, Heartstopper, and Midnight

He has written3 books on filmmaking that are considered the bible by industry insiders such as Quentin Tarantino and Darren Lynn Bousman among others.  Russo has also partnered up with fellow Notld alum Russ Striener to create one of the most highly regarded college courses on filmmaking there is. 

Read on as we discuss Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead and more.

Michael »

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Updated List of The Walking Dead #100 Midnight Release Parties

10 July 2012 3:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you’re not heading to the San Diego Comic-Con this week and still want to take part in The Walking Dead #100 celebration, there will be a number of midnight release parties taking place tonight at various comic book shops across North America. Skybound has posted an updated list of participating locations and we have it for you to check out.

If your local comic book store is not on the list, we suggest contacting them to see if they are getting involved. As part of our celebration, we’ve given away The Walking Dead #100 prize pack and tickets to The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego. We’ll also have exclusive coverage and maybe a contest or two from the San Diego Comic-Con later this week.

The Walking Dead #100 will be released with multiple variant covers, featuring artwork from Charlie Adlard, Marc Silvestri, Frank Quitely, Todd McFarlane, Sean Phillips, Bryan Hitch and Ryan Ottley. »

- Jonathan James

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New York’s Forbidden Planet moving to bigger space

10 July 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Long rumored to be moving (perhaps due to the giant For Rent sign on the building), Forbidden Planet, one of NYC’s longest-running comics shops, is moving a few doors down the street to larger digs, according to manager Jeff Ayers. The new location, 832 Broadway (between 13th and 12th Streets), provides 3400 sq. feet of space for comics, toys and games, and it’s the largest of the three spaces the store has held on that same block over the years. “This expansion has been necessary for some time now, and will allow us to provide our customers with even more product selection and depth, while streamlining the store’s layout to one convenient floor,” said Ayers in a statement. The new store opens Tuesday, July 24th 2012 in a “soft launch,” but there will be a bigger launch party later. The olde shoppe closes on Sunday, July 22nd. The olde shoppe »

- Heidi MacDonald

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