7 items from 2017
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The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.
Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
As the dust begins to settle from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and James Gunn and Co. quietly begin to compose the third volume in their rip-roaring space opera, all eyes are beginning to turn toward Spider-Man: Homecoming.
It’s the second of three Marvel movies poised to debut in 2017, and it’ll herald the first full-length picture featuring Tom Holland in that iconic suit – if the so-hot-right-now British star turned heads and raised eyebrows in Civil War, just wait until you see what Marvel and director Jon Watts have in store for Homecoming.
Rounding out the studio’s 2017 slate, however, is Thor: Ragnarok. Slotting into a similar release window as Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange – for the record, the mystical origin story went on to become Marvel’s biggest single-character launch, financially speaking – Taika Waititi’s galactic threequel will have the God of Thunder embark on his craziest adventure yet. »
- Michael Briers
It’s not enough to love films, we now must enumerate that love or hate relative to any similar films.
It has become a familiar ritual — the latest release in a franchise or a noted director’s canon spawns more than one site to run a “The Films of ___________, Ranked” article. We’ve done this dance with the Marvel movies since At Least 2012 when The Avengers came out, and no doubt someone is at this very moment preparing a ranking of the 14 previous films in the McU to accompany the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Wonder Woman will likely spur on a ranking of all the DC Films, and we saw just in the past week where everyone stood on the existing Fast & Furious movies.
And yes, I got into the act with my own “The Films of Assistant Director Frank Capra III, Ranked.” Hopefully the point was made.
- The Bitter Script Reader
Albright died Thursday in Toluca Lake, California, her friend, Eric Anderson, confirmed to Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal.
“She went very peacefully,” friend Eric Anderson said. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”
Albright’s breakout role came as Douglas’s spurned lover in the boxing classic Champion, which earned Douglas an Oscar nomination.
She’s perhaps best remembered for playing the smokey-voiced nightclub singer Edie Hart opposite Craig Stevens »
- Mike Miller
A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her death was first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal. “She went very peacefully,” her friend Eric Anderson told the newspaper. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”
Albright was a receptionist at Wakr radio in Akron, then left to go to Cleveland’s Wtam, where she wed announcer Warren Dean — the first of three marriages.
Her first film appearance came in 1947 in “The Unfinished Dance,” starring Margaret O’Brien. She then starred with Judy Garland in “Easter Parade” in 1948. The next year she appeared opposite Kirk Douglas in 1949’s “Champion,” portraying a spurned lover. Douglas received an Oscar nomination for his work.
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In 1950, she acted »
- Dave McNary
FX is set to premiere “Legion” Wednesday night, a new series from the mind of showrunner Noah Hawley (“Fargo”) that could make a splash in Emmy season where countless comic book shows have previously failed.
While “Game of Thrones” has certainly found its stride, genre bias has nevertheless done its part over the years to hold programs like this back when it comes to awards. But on rare occasions, a comic book title has sparked in a major category: “Batman” landed a comedy series nomination and a mention for supporting actor Frank Gorshin in 1966. “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” was singled out for direction in 1994. Mariette Hartley even won the drama actress prize for “The Incredible Hulk” in 1979, beating out the likes of Rita Moreno (“The Rockford Files”) and Barbara Bel Geddes (“Dallas”).
The only superhero show to truly hit with the Television Academy was “Heroes,” but that was an original concept, not »
- Kristopher Tapley
First of all, keep in mind that the source is sketchy here, but in an article by the Scottish Daily Record highlighting just how important it is from a cultural and economical standpoint that Avengers: Infinity War will undergo shooting in Scotland, it is possibly let slip that Betty Ross is returning to the fold.
An excerpt from the piece states: “Brie Larson of 21 Jump Street fame is expected to play Captain Marvel, while Liv, daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven, is rumoured to be playing her Incredible Hulk character Betty Ross. Inverness-born Karen Gillan, 29, is reportedly preparing to star as galactic supervillain Nebula.”
Betty Ross has not been present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, so it is a completely out of left field statement but not entirely impossible. Meanwhile, Nebula showing up seems to be likely, given what we know regarding the plot and the »
- Robert Kojder
7 items from 2017
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