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June Foray, Voiceover Actress Behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Dead at 99

June Foray, Voiceover Actress Behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Dead at 99
June Foray, the Emmy-winning voiceover actress who brought Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale to life in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, has died. She was 99.

Per our sister site Variety, Foray’s death was confirmed via Facebook by close friend Dave Nimitz, who wrote, “With a heavy heart… I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.” A cause of death has not been disclosed.

In addition to her work on Rocky and Bullwinkle, Foray voiced Cindy Lou Who in Chuck JonesHow the Grinch Stole Christmas, and demonic doll
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‘Justice League,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Among Most Tweeted Topics at Comic-Con

‘Justice League,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Among Most Tweeted Topics at Comic-Con
As a mecca for fans of franchises ranging from Marvel to “Star Trek,” it’s no surprise that San Diego Comic-Con’s output of teasers, panels, and meet and greets would foster an explosion of tweets. Topping this year’s outpouring of excitement with the most tweets were properties that revealed new trailers or are supported by obsessive fandoms.

Marvel’s pantheon of offerings was pushed out by DC’s “Justice League” as the most-tweeted about movie, followed by “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Kingsman.” Warner Bros. released an Sdcc-exclusive “Justice League” trailer, which may have prompted the tweets.

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As for television, MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” with its massive following, beat out The CW’s “Supernatural,” “Arrow,” ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as the most-tweeted show. “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien was also the most-tweeted about
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‘Justice League,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Among Most Tweeted Topics at Comic-Con

‘Justice League,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Among Most Tweeted Topics at Comic-Con
As a mecca for fans of franchises ranging from Marvel to “Star Trek,” it’s no surprise that San Diego Comic-Con’s output of teasers, panels, and meet and greets would foster an explosion of tweets. Topping this year’s outpouring of excitement with the most tweets were properties that revealed new trailers or are supported by obsessive fandoms.

Marvel’s pantheon of offerings was pushed out by DC’s “Justice League” as the most-tweeted about movie, followed by “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Kingsman.” Warner Bros. released an Sdcc-exclusive “Justice League” trailer, which may have prompted the tweets.

As for television, MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” with its massive following, beat out The CW’s “Supernatural,” “Arrow,” ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as the most-tweeted show. “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien was also the most-tweeted about celebrity at Sdcc. A
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Joe Corallo: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spectacular

This past weekend I saw Spider-Man Homecoming with my friend Chap. We went to the theater right by us early in the afternoon on Saturday. It was the best experience I’ve had seeing a Spider-Man movie in theaters since I saw Spider-Man 2 with fellow ComicMix writer Arthur Tebbel back in 2004. That was thirteen years ago.

So much of what makes this movie work is Spider-Man himself. Tom Holland (no relation to Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing) manages to nail playing both a boy with a superhero physique with enough awkward mannerisms to make it totally believable that he would be perceived as big nerd even by nerd science school standards. He handles the social anxiety and doubt of a teenage Peter Parker better than just about anyone else I’d seen play it or write it. Tom Holland approaches the character with a neediness, desperation, love,
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Top Ten Facts About Doctor Strange

Face front, true believers! Class is in session! Let’s call this “Doctor Strange 101”, an introduction to the newest member of the “Marvel movie-verse”, although, as you’ll soon learn, the sorcerer supreme is one of the oldest heroes. So, to get you up to speed before heading to the multiplex, we’re giving you a top ten list of facts about the “master of mystic arts”. First, a look at his lineage….

1. Doctor Strange Has Lots Of “Magic Hero” Predecessors Let’s go back over a 100 years, when magicians where a popular part of live entertainment. Many real-life stage performers like Houdini and Blackstone branched out into the printed page, starring in fictional exploits via booklets called “penny dreadfuls” which became the lurid pulp novels. In 1931 a radio show presented the adventures of the mysterious “Chandu the Magician” (one big fan was young Stan Lee). Edmund Lowe battled master
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9 Great Superhero TV Show Characters Who Weren’t From The Comics

From Arrow and Daredevil, to The Flash and Jessica Jones, the bumper crop of superhero TV shows around right now are bringing a whole host of comic book characters – both familiar and obscure – to life. Sometimes, though, the reams of source material out there just isn’t enough and the writers decide to create their own characters and add something new to the mythology. Surprisingly, these guys frequently end up being more vibrant characters than the ones taken from the page.

It’s a trend that goes back a long way. The 1960s Batman TV series asked DC Comics to create them a new female crime-fighter to assist Batman and Robin – the result was Barbara Gordon Aka Batgirl, who has since become a core member of the Bat-family. Interestingly, this is mostly a technique of DC television, though Marvel shows have done it, too. Just look at Firestar in the
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This Week in Marvel Unlimited

A little over a week since I had the chance to ask Stan Lee a question and wouldn’t you know it, I’m still jacked that I had a chance to speak with him. The man is a legend. One of the first cartoons I watched growing up was Spider-man And His Amazing Friends which Stan narrated for season 2. From there, it was The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, arguably the greatest superhero show in television history. Stan’s creations have been a constant in my life since my earliest memories. The chance to speak with him is a memory I’ll never forget.

With that, I wanted to spend this week reading some of my favorite Stan Lee stories. What made his work stand out where others from his era aren’t as well known? For one, I’d say his instincts on what make characters tick was dead on.
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Sdcc 2016: Top 75 Panels To See This Year!

With Comic-Con officially starting tonight with preview night we wanted to share the best panels we are looking forward too this weekend.  If you are like the millions of others that couldn't get a ticket or make it out to San Diego this year you are in luck.  Comic-Con has launched its own streaming network Comic-Con HQ and is live-streaming a lot of its panels online this year.  The best thing of all it is free to stream this years Comic-Con.  Along with the panels you can also stream, Comic-Con HQ offers its own original shows along with movies and tv shows from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's.  After this weekend Comic-Con HQ you will be charged for a $5 monthly subscription.  Here is a list of the Top 75 Panel we at Lrm are looking forward too.  Let us know in the comments section if you agree or if there are
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Alan Young, DuckTales and Mr. Ed Star, Passes Away at 96

Alan Young, DuckTales and Mr. Ed Star, Passes Away at 96
The film and TV world lost another one of its beloved greats today, in a year where the deaths of iconic stars seem more commonplace than ever. Alan Young, who played Wilbur Post on Mr. Ed and voiced the iconic Scrooge McDuck for three decades, passed away this morning at the age of 96. The actor had been living at the Motion Picture and Television Fund facility in Woodland Hills, California at the time of his passing.

Alan Young was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in 1919, before relocating to Edinburgh and later to Vancouver, British Columbia as a small child. He suffered from asthma as a young boy, which caused him to be bedridden for much of his childhood, when he took up a strong interest in radio. He had already become an accomplished radio performer by the age of 13, and at 17 years of age, he started writing and performing
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Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96

Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96
Alan Young, who gamely played straight man to a talking horse for five years in classic sitcom “Mr. Ed,” died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 96.

On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.

Young also voiced Scrooge McDuck and numerous other animated characters, as well as guesting on dozens of TV shows.

In 2005 “Mr. Ed” won a TV Land Award for most heart-warming pet-owner interaction. Young also directed four episodes of “Mr. Ed.
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Sony Claims Their Upcoming Animated Spider-Man Movie Is Groundbreaking

Sony dropped two Spider-Man bombs at CinemaCon yesterday. Among them, they thrilled fans by announcing the title for Sony and Marvel’s Peter Parker reboot: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Their second piece of good news was that the new animated film featuring the web-slinger is apparently going to be groundbreaking.

“It’s a vision of Spider-Man that will take your breath away. Conceptually and visually, it will break new ground for the superhero genre,” says Sony.

That statement, while audacious, is still somewhat vague. Groundbreaking could refer to an innovative new style of animation or a different direction from prior Spider-Man features. Of course, it could simply mean the Spider-Man animated feature will follow a different path from the live-action version.

In any case, our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler will definitely start from an excellent base. Slated for release in 2018, the feature will be written and produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller,
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'Spider-Man' Reboot Will Include Other Marvel Studios Characters

'Spider-Man' Reboot Will Include Other Marvel Studios Characters
It was always believed that the 2017 Spider-Man reboot would feature at least one or more characters from the McU. Now, producer and Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed this as fact. Though, he isn't specifying who, exactly, we'll get to see on the big screen alongside the web-slinger next summer. But he makes it clear that Peter Parker will probably also show up in several other Marvel and Disney releases.

"He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth."

As you've probably heard, Tom Holland's new take on the iconic Spider-Man will first be introduced as part of Team Iron Man in this summer's Captain America: Civil War. It was recently revealed that Sony had secured the URL domain name Spider-Man: Homecoming. This is the same title of a story arc in the Marvel comic books that
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My Vision for Spider-Man's Future in Film!

Okay, let's just pretend that the Marvel Cinematic Universe never got Spidey back and never made a shitty version of him played by Tom Holland! We would all have an exciting Amazing Spider-man Cinematic Universe courtesy of Sony. However, dis shit is happening and my life started to fall apart. But, what if the McU is done after Infinity War? Why not give the full rights back to Columbia Pictures? That way, they have plans for a cinematic universe again! If so, I would be their creative consultant and I would play an anti-hero version of Morbius the Living Vampire! Here's the rundown of my vision for the future of Spidey in film:     Phase 1   Spider-man (May 2030)   The Sinister Six (March 2031)   Spider-man II (May 2032)   The Black Cat (July 2032)   Spider-man III (July 2033)   Venom: Rise Of Carnage (May 2034)   Morbius: The Living Vampire (August 2034)   Spider-man And His Amazing Friends (May 2035)     Phase 2   Spider-man IV (May
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What's Leaving Netflix in August 2015

So much for "Never let go": Mighty epic "Titanic" leaves Netflix streaming on August 1st.

Say goodbye to "Driving Miss Daisy," "Kiss the Girls," "The Fifth Element," "Unbreakable," "and "Face/Off" as well. These and dozens more titles will be leaving Netflix in August.

Also marked for deletion: '60s classics "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "The Longest Day," and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."

And if you want to revisit the '80s sitcom "Family Ties," better get on that before August 15, when the Michael J. Fox series disappears from your queue.

Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list in August 2015. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, we've also got the list of what's new on Netflix in August 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)​

Leaving August 1

"Bad Girl Island
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Sdcc: Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness reunited for Spider-Man/Deadpool

Marvel has announced that Spider-Man and Deadpool are to team up for the new series Spider-Man/Deadpool from writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness, the creative team behind the Merc with a Mouth’s first solo series from 1997. Via The L.A. Times, here’s a look at the cover for the first issue, along with some early artwork…

“The book is funny, I hope,” said Kelly during Marvel’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends panel at Comic-Con. “We’re working on our barometer of good taste. The challenge of the book is that they’re both funny. Spidey is one type of humor; Deadpool is a very different type of humor.”

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 will arrive later this year.
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Comics: New Spider-man/Deadpool Series On The Way

Spidey and Wade Wilson both have new movies in the works so what better time to team the two similarly attired characters together for a comic series. Back in the '90s Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness worked together on many memorable Deadpool issues (some actually featuring the Wall-Crawler) and it was announced at the "Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends" panel at Sdcc that they'd be re-teaming for Spider-Man/Deadpool. Check out the cover and a couple of pencilled pages from the first issue below. “The book is funny, I hope,” said Kelly during Sunday afternoon's panel. “We’re working on our barometer of good taste. The challenge of the book is that they’re both funny. Spidey is one type of humor; Deadpool is a very different type of humor.” More at the link below.
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6 Cancelled Daredevil TV shows, Cartoons and Video Games

With the new Daredevil series released today, Luke Owen looks back at some cancelled Daredevil projects…

Daredevil is arguably one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Universe. First leaping into comic book pages in 1964, Daredevil has become one of the most popular characters in the comic publisher’s history and has brought some of the most captivating stories from some of the biggest names in the industry. He’s often seen as Marvel’s Batman, and his conflicted personality that is riddled with Catholic Guilt makes for a fascinating case study.

So why the hell did it taken so long for him to be something other than a comic book character? Well, there were actually several attempts made across a variety of different mediums from as early as the mid-1970s, but it wouldn’t be until Ben Affleck zipped up his burgundy leather suit in 2003 that Daredevil finally got
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Sony's 'Glass Ceiling' is an All Female Spider-Man Team

There was a hot 20 minutes the other day before Marvel announced it's complete Phase 3 line-up that people were thinking it was going to be a big return home for Spider-Man, currently looking pretty broke and exhausted over in Sony Pictures land. 

I do no think that is possible. If you're Sony, why give away all that potential superhero franchise money to the people who Obviously do not need their once-banner property back? At least not until you drive it all the way into the ground, and Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not rock bottom.

Thusly, we get rumors of a Sinister Six movie that will re-boot the character, or a Venom movie, maybe (because give that character another chance to kill the franchise, why not?). Now, in the craziest, zeitgeist-chasing-ist, wacked-out rumor of a Spider-Man movie yet, we get some rumored details on that "female lead" installment we've suspected.

From BadAssDigest:
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Is an All-Female 'Spider-Man' Team-Up Movie Being Planned?

Is an All-Female 'Spider-Man' Team-Up Movie Being Planned?
While Marvel Studios and Warner Bros/DC Comics have unveiled their long-term plans for superhero franchises over the past few weeks, Sony Pictures is still trying to determine how to move forward with their Spider-Man property, in the wake of disappointing results for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Their sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been put on the back-burner, while the studio focuses their efforts on the spin-off The Sinister Six. A new report from Badass Digest claims that Sony is developing a project they're currently calling Glass Ceiling, which will bring all of the female Spider-Man characters together. If the project does move forward, Glass Ceiling is not expected to be the official title, but that's what Sony executives are calling it for the moment.

We reported in August that Sony is planning a female-lead Spider-Man movie, with the studio hiring Lisa Joy Nolan to write the script, but
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The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise To Get Female-Led Spin-Off Film

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DC have been criticised for failing to bring Wonder Woman a solo film, despite it being in development ever since Lynda Carter pulled her star spangled briefs on. Marvel have been vaunted for bringing out a movie with a talking tree and raccoon before DC even managed a superhero film with a female lead, but they’ve failed at that task too – seriously, where is our Black Widow film? Or do we just need to close our eyes and pretend that’s what Lucy is? Looks like it’s up to Sony’s to bat for women superheroes with another one of those Amazing Spider-Man spin-off flicks they’re so fond of announcing.

We’ve already got a Sinister Six film, directed by Drew Goddard, slated for release in 2016 (although we’re still at a loss as to how that’s gonna work without Spidey, unless it’s
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