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Film Review: Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘My Journey Through French Cinema’

23 June 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whether you already consider yourself an expert on French cinema or are just beginning to explore all the country has to offer, director Bertrand Tavernier’s more-than-three-hour “My Journey Through French Cinema” provides an essential tour through the films that shaped him as a cinephile and storyteller. Clearly modeled after Martin Scorsese’s own made-for-tv journey through American Movies, this incredibly personal and occasionally idiosyncratic labor of love hails from one of the country’s leading experts on the medium, combining a wide-ranging survey with insights that only Tavernier could provide.

A celebrated helmer in his own right, Tavernier counts such masterworks as “A Sunday in the Country” and “Coup de torchon” among his credits. But the director’s contributions to the medium are hardly limited to his own filmography. Like so many French directors of his generation, Tavernier started out as a film critic, studying and championing the work of the era’s leading auteurs. His »

- Peter Debruge

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The Orville, Gotham, The Gifted & more get premiere dates

22 June 2017 11:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 23, 2017

Here's Fox's fall 2017 schedule, featuring return dates for Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lucifer and more...

Fox - the American network - has announced its slate of autumn premiere dates for this year.

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We now know when Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer will return, and when the X-Men TV show The Gifted and Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi comedy The Orville will premiere for the first time.

Here's the list of dates, courtesy of Cbr...

Sunday, Sept. 10

8:00-9:00 (after some American football): The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

Sunday, Sept. 17

8:00-9:00 (after some more American football): The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8:00-9:00: Lethal Weapon (Season Two »

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Fox sets fall premiere dates, including The Gifted, The Orville, Ghosted, Lucifer, Gotham and more

22 June 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for its returning shows, along with new series including the X-Men series The Gifted, Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek-style comedy series The Orville, and the X-Files spoof Ghosted. Check them out here courtesy of Deadline…

Fox Fall 2017 Premieres

(All Times Et/Pt)

Sunday, Sept. 10 Immediately Following NFL On Fox Doubleheader

8-9 Pm Et/Pt The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

Sunday, Sept. 17, Immediately Following NFL On Fox Doubleheader

8-9 Pm Et/Pt The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8-9 Pm Lethal Weapon (Season Two Premiere)

9-9:30 Pm The Mick (Season Two Premiere)

9:30-10 Pm Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season Five Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8-9 Pm Empire (Season Four Premiere)

9-10 Pm Star (Season Two Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 28

8-9 Pm Gotham (Season Four Premiere)

9-10 Pm The Orville (Time Period Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 29

8-9 Pm Hell’S Kitchen (Season 17 Premiere)

9-10 Pm The Exorcist (Season Two Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 1

7:30-8 Pm Bob’S Burgers (Season Eight Premiere)

8-8:30 Pm The Simpsons (Season 29 Premiere)

8:30-9 Pm Ghosted (Series Premiere)

9-9:30 Pm Family Guy (Season 15 Premiere)

9:30-10 Pm The Last Man On Earth (Season Four Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 2

8-9 Pm Lucifer (Season Three Premiere)

9-10 Pm The Gifted (Series Premiere) »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox’s The Exorcist Season 2 Premiere to Air on Friday, September 29th

22 June 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of The Exorcist series can now mark their calendars for Friday, September 29th, because that is when the second season will premiere on Fox at 9:00pm Et, and viewers looking to tune in for the third season premiere of Lucifer also have a date to look forward to.

Fox announced that Lucifer Season 3 will premiere on Monday, October 2nd, just a few days after The Exorcist Season 2 premieres, and genre fans will also want to keep an eye out for the Sunday, October 1st (at 8:30pm Et) series premiere of Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott.

An official plot synopsis for season 2 of The Exorcist has yet to be revealed, although it was recently reported that Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan and Ben Daniels—who all play priests on the series—will return as series regulars in season 2, while the actors who played the members of the Rance family—Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka and Brianne Howey—will not be coming back in a series regular capacity, as a different exorcism is expected to take the spotlight this time around.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, read the official press release below for more details, and if you need to catch up on The Exorcist before season 2 airs, Hulu is currently streaming the entire first season.

Press Release: Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

The Gifted, the new family adventure series, produced in association with Marvel Television, launches Monday, Oct. 2 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), following the return of Lucifer (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt). New comedic drama The Orville, from creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, debuts with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) and Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), immediately following NFL On Fox doubleheaders. The Orville will then make its time period premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28(9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), following Gotham’s Season Four return (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt). The new buddy comedy Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, premieres Oct. 1 (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), during a Sunday night of premieres, including Bob’S Burgers (7:30-8:00 Pm Et/Pt), The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt), Family Guy (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) and The Last Man On Earth (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt).

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Lethal Weapon Season Two leads off Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), followed by the season premieres of The Mick (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) and Brooklyn Nine-nine (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt). Empire (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) and Star (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) join forces on an epic night of music and drama, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27. Friday, Sept. 29 sees the returns of Hell’S Kitchen (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) and The Exorcist (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt).

Fox fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are Et/Pt):

Fox Fall 2017 Premieres

(All Times Et/Pt)

Sunday, Sept. 10, Immediately Following NFL On Fox Doubleheader

8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt               The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

Sunday, Sept. 17, Immediately Following NFL On Fox Doubleheader

8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt               The Orville (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8:00-9:00 Pm                          Lethal Weapon (Season Two Premiere)

9:00-9:30 Pm                          The Mick (Season Two Premiere)

9:30-10:00 Pm                        Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season Five Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 Pm                          Empire (Season Four Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm                        Star (Season Two Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 Pm                          Gotham (Season Four Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm                        The Orville (Time Period Series Premiere) 

Friday, Sept. 29

8:00-9:00 Pm                          Hell’S Kitchen (Season 17 Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm                        The Exorcist (Season Two Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 1

7:30-8:00 Pm                          Bob’S Burgers (Season Eight Premiere)

8:00-8:30 Pm                          The Simpsons (Season 29 Premiere)

8:30-9:00 Pm                          Ghosted (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 Pm                          Family Guy (Season 15 Premiere)

9:30-10:00 Pm                        The Last Man On Earth (Season Four Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 2

8:00-9:00 Pm                          Lucifer (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm                        The Gifted (Series Premiere)

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- Derek Anderson

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“Ghosted” Premieres October 1st on Fox

22 June 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Fox announced today that “Ghosted,“ a supernatural comedy which has been described as a spoof of the network’s own series “The X-Files”, premieres Oct. 1 (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), during a Sunday night of premieres, including “Bob’s Burgers”, “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons”. Starring Craig Robinson (“The Office,” This Is the End) and Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” […] »

- Brad Miska

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Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Empire, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon, Gotham and More

22 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox is the fourth network (following The CW, CBS and NBC) to unveil its premiere plan for the 2017-18 TV season, and Seth MacFarlane’s live-action Star Trek spoof The Orville is getting an early NFL-boosted kickoff. 

Ahead of its formal time period debut on Thursday, Sept. 28 after Gotham, The Orville will launch with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17, immediately following the network’s NFL doubleheaders. 

On the returning show front, Lethal Weapon will christen its new Tuesday-at-8 perch on Sept. 26; Empire and Star are back Wednesday, Sept. 27; and Lucifer returns Monday Oct. 2, leading »

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Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Including ‘Empire,’ ‘The Gifted,’ ‘The Orville’

22 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has unveiled premiere dated for its 2017 fall lineup.

The fall season will kick off with a special Sunday night premiere of “The Orville” on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m., following an NFL doubleheader on Fox. The live-action comedic sci-fi drama from creator Seth MacFarlane will air again with the second installment of its two part debut on Sunday, Sept. 17, then settle into its regular Thursday-night time period Spet. 28 at 8 p.m.

“Empire,” the network’s highest rated show, will debut its new season and new timeslot Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m., followed by the season premiere of “Star.”

New comedy “Ghosted” will debut Sunday, »

- Daniel Holloway

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Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’ Scores 2 Weeks of NFL Lead-ins

22 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We already knew Fox’s fall schedule, but now we have the network’s premiere dates. The broadcaster plans to give Seth MacFarlane’s “The Orville” a big head start, debuting the series at 8 p.m. behind an NFL on Fox doubleheader. And then it’ll do the same thing again the following week. “The Orville” will officially join “Gotham” on Thursday, Sept. 28, in its regular 9 p.m. time slot. Also Read: Ratings: 'Little Big Shots' Old Person Spinoff Tops Wednesday, But NBC Settles for 2nd Additionally, on October 1, “Ghosted” is set to debut between “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy. »

- Tony Maglio

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Review: The Big Sick Skillfully Tackles Weighty Themes With a Light Comic Touch

22 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Whenever The Simpsons offered moments of unexpectedly touching sweetness, the writers would refer to these moments as "Jimmys", as in, showrunner James L. Brooks, who enjoyed providing the family with bouts of humanity. Walking the line of comedy and drama is something Brooks excelled at throughout his entire career, both in television and film, and you might say the greatest descendants of this craft are filmmakers like Judd Apatow, and lately, Michael Showalter. Thus, it is lovely to see these two great minds teaming up to collaborate on Kumail Nanjiani and wife, Emily V. Gordon’s autobiographical, The Big Sick, which tells the uniquely true story of their own troubled courtship. The Apatow produced, Showalter directed film stars Kumail as an outsider comedian struggling to rise...

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‘F is for Family’: The Darkest New Netflix Drama Worth Watching Is an Animated Comedy

19 June 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The more prestige dramas there are, the harder it is to watch all of them. They’re long. They’re heavy. And for most content on Netflix, they’re far too loosely edited, which only makes them feel longer and heavier. So as the streaming giant prepares to release a 30-minute live-action comedy-drama hybrid this week (the much-anticipated “Glow”), it’s important to note Netflix has been killing it when making shorter dramatic content, with the most recent example being “F is for Family.”

And by killing it, I do mean death is but a heartbeat away in Bill Burr’s R-rated, animated take on “Married With Children.” It’s not so much that the ’70s-set family show deals with existential fears (like “BoJack Horseman”) or knocks off characters left and right (like most dramas these days), but that Burr’s fictionalized memoir of growing up deals with the era — and those living through it — as if though there’s no going back.

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Literally, there isn’t (until Doc Brown gets around to inventing the DeLorean), but “F is for Family” approaches its period story as being stuck in time rather than nostalgic for a time gone by. Take, for instance, the opening credits, which show a young, happy, idealistic Frank Murphy (voiced by Burr) slowly transform into an old, frowning, pessimistic father of three. There’s no next step for Frank. His arc, literally embodied by flying up into the air and plummeting back to earth, is closed. He started with dreams, and he’s ended up here.

The show itself mimics this mentality with a nuanced thematic goal for its lead character. Frank struggles to regain the dreamy perspective he once had, but he’s only hoping to remember specific bits, rather than dramatically change his life. He’s unable to turn back the clock, and he knows it. So how does he survive in the now?

Season 2 focuses on his marriage and how the destruction of his dreams led him to de-prioritize his wife, Sue (Laura Dern). Throughout the 10 new episodes (released May 30, just in time for Emmy consideration), viewers are given telling flashbacks to how Frank and Sue met, and it’s unclear if we’re seeing the beginning and end of their marriage arc — witnessing its end in the present day and its beginning in the past — or if we’re meant to see why Frank might have an ounce of hope (and why the ever-patient Sue stays with him).

Without spoiling the result, the not knowing is what makes “F is for Family” Season 2 such intriguing TV. If the safety nets presumed to be included with 30-minute animated TV shows aren’t completely gone, they’re lowered far enough to be out of sight and out of mind. And the other plots of Season 2 only make this reflective character study all the more unsettling.

Kevin (Justin Long), the teenage son, gets into a spot where he’s technically the victim of statutory rape. While presented, at first, as the dream conquest of any pubescent boy, Kevin’s moral struggle and inability to talk about what happened is fleshed out well. Bill (Haley Reinhart), the youngest of three kids, learns a harsh life lesson too soon and resorts to operating outside the innocent moral parameters of boys his age. Last season, he saw things he can’t un-see (and neither can we), but this season finds Bill making seemingly minor choices that could permanently change the man he’ll become.

And then there’s Sue. In Season 1, there was a nagging lack of outside perspective when it came to how Frank treated his family. The series felt far too supportive, understanding, or, at the very least, permissive of an emotionally abusive father. But Season 2 is Sue’s season, and she’s had enough of her husband’s attitude. Fixing their relationship involves respecting Sue as a full partner, not just someone who handles the kids while Frank’s at work.

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Her determination to make Frank see her as an equal gives the new episodes a stronger sense of self-awareness as well as a darker edge. Frank has had a tough go of things, but that’s no longer a good enough reason to behave the way he does. “F is for Family” isn’t a comedy making light of horrific childhood moments; it’s a drama depicting how pain can be transferred from husband to wife, father to son, family member to family member.

While “Bloodline” and “House of Cards” may earn the accolades at awards shows and attention from critics, Netflix has been steadily churning out deeper, more challenging dramas in briefer installments. “F is for Family” illustrates why it’s important to see series for what they are, rather than through the genre lens thrust upon them. But it’s also a show that benefits from unveiling its drama in shorter, 30-minute chunks, rather than stretching out episodes to fit the hour-long standard perpetuated by the industry.

As more and more scripted series are produced, hopefully more are allowed to be told in whatever format and whatever length is best. Animated series have long usurped expectations, from “The Simpsons” to “South Park,” but it’s time all series follow suit and upend these outdated genre assumptions.

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- Ben Travers

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‘F is for Family’: The Darkest New Netflix Drama Worth Watching Is an Animated Comedy

19 June 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The more prestige dramas there are, the harder it is to watch all of them. They’re long. They’re heavy. And for most content on Netflix, they’re far too loosely edited, which only makes them feel longer and heavier. So as the streaming giant prepares to release a 30-minute live-action comedy-drama hybrid this week (the much-anticipated “Glow”), it’s important to note Netflix has been killing it when making shorter dramatic content, with the most recent example being “F is for Family.”

And by killing it, I do mean death is but a heartbeat away in Bill Burr’s R-rated, animated take on “Married With Children.” It’s not so much that the ’70s-set family show deals with existential fears (like “BoJack Horseman”) or knocks off characters left and right (like most dramas these days), but that Burr’s fictionalized memoir of growing up deals with the era »

- Ben Travers

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'Long Live the King': Film Review

16 June 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A warm reminder that there were fanboys before the generation made famous by Kevin Smith and The Simpsons' comic-book guy, Frank Dietz & Trish Geiger's Long Live the King interviews a slew of older King Kong fans about the character and his many, many incarnations. Most of the interviewees went into the movie-magic biz themselves — notably Joe Dante, who made a little creature feature of his own called Gremlins. But interviewees both famous and obscure are united by their monkey-love in this humble but enjoyable production, which may do well in one-off bookings but would make the most sense »

- John DeFore

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Justice League to be scored by Danny Elfman

15 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Jun 16, 2017

Danny Elfman is drafted in by Joss Whedon to score the upcoming Justice League film...

Justice League, Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ superhero ensemble effort, has a daunting task ahead if it wishes to match the financial and artistic benchmark achieved by Marvel Studios’ Avengers films. However, the score for the burgeoning super-team film should be more than adequately covered with the acquisition of replacement composer Danny Elfman.

According to THR, a shakeup from Justice League’s relief director Joss Whedon – who recently stepped in Zack Snyder after the completion of principal photography, due to tragic circumstances - will not only see some London-based reshoots, but a changing of musical visionaries. Under the directorial stewardship of Whedon, Justice League will see a major personnel change, with Danny Elfman stepping in for the previously tapped Antionius Tom Holkenborg, an experienced talent in his own right, who operates under the name Junkie Xl. »

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Justice League: Composer Danny Elfman Comes Aboard

15 June 2017 7:43 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

According to the Hollywood Reporter, famed composer Danny Elfman will provide the score for DC’s upcoming Justice League for the additional scenes being shot. He will replace Antonius Tom Holkenberg who had been working with Zack Snyder. Holkenborg, who is perhaps better known as JunkieXL, and provided the music for last year’s Batman v Superman and Deadpool, is said to be headed over to work on the score for Tomb Raider. Speaking with the outlet, Holkenborg shared some advice he received from Hans Zimmer.

"As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me — you haven't made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project. So I guess [I] finally graduated this week. It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League. »

- Seth McDonald

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Animated Program

14 June 2017 11:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: “Archer

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: “South Park” has been nominated four years in a row, 12 of the last 13 years. “The Simpsons” has been nominated two years in a row, but previously had a 24-year hot streak before it missed out on a nod in 2014.

Fun Fact: “The Simpsons” and “South Park” have been duking it out in this category for as long as the latter has been in existence. Fox’s iconic comedy has 10 awards and 25 nominations, while Comedy Central’s most heralded series of all time has five wins and 15 nods.

With one of last year’s nominees no longer eligible — “Phineas and Ferb,” which aired its final episode in 2015 — there’s at least one open slot in the Outstanding Animated Program category. That’s good news for the newcomers and those denied entry for past season. We’re hoping that bodes well for “BoJack Horseman, »

- Ben Travers

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How I became a fan of Twin Peaks in two weeks

14 June 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

If I’m completely honest, I’m not much of a David Lynch fan. I don’t get along with the surreal. My only two experiences with his work are Dune (1984) which I found confusing and boring and Mulholland Drive (2001) which weirded me out so much I decided there and then that he’s not my cup of tea. I’d always known about Twin Peaks (1990-1991) hearing the incessant praise over the years and I was aware that Lynch co-created it, but due to my now regarded dislike for his work, I avoided at all costs.

Needless to say, when they announced a new series and everybody lost their minds, I didn’t really understand it. However, in my maturing years I’ve become more open to new experiences and learned to love the weird and wonderful. After a colleague commented how amazing the first couple of episodes of series 3 were, »

- Tom Batt

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It’s time for us to admit that Batman ’66 was awesome

14 June 2017 4:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen with some thoughts about Batman ’66…

Following the tragic passing of Adam West over the weekend I’ve been thinking a lot about Batman ’66, the TV show that entertained millions of children at the tail-end of the swingin’ sixties. Like many, it was my introduction to the character, and it genuinely might be my favourite iteration. I adore Tim Burton’s Batman ’89 and have mixed feelings about Batman Returns. I’m one of the few who likes Batman Forever, and I recently wrote about my appreciation of Batman & Robin. Batman Begins is one of the finest comic book movies ever made, I can take or leave The Dark Knight and I have no time for The Dark Knight Rises. I may not be keen on the direction Zack Snyder took The Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Justice, but I will admit that Ben Affleck was great in the role. »

- Luke Owen

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When urban legends meet videogames

13 June 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ed Kegenof Jun 16, 2017

As The Evil Within 2‘s announced, we take a look at what happens when urban myths and legends collide with the realm of gaming...

Most people can cite at least a couple of urban legends or conspiracy theories. Paul McCartney isn't really Paul McCartney. A ghost haunts a single shot in the 80s comedy hit Three Men And A Baby. Blowing on Nintendo cartridges makes them work better.

With the advent of the internet, we might be forgiven for thinking that outlandish claims and tall tales would be chased away by the might of Google or a website like Snopes, where myth-busting facts are but a search term or click away. Instead, the web has allowed creepy stories and urban legends to travel more quickly than ever, as they’re copied and pasted in forums, emails and social media posts - hence the oft-used term 'creepypasta', used to describe these strange, »

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'Simpsons' Artist Liz Climo Signs Book Deal

13 June 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Simpsons and web comic artist Liz Climo’s new book, Best Year Bear Ever: A Year in the Little World of Liz, will come out in fall 2018, publisher Running Press announced Tuesday.

For those not familiar with Climo’s animals-in-everyday-conversation style of comics, she provided a special one just for The Hollywood Reporter:

Climo, who is a storyboard artist for Fox's The Simpsons, has published two collections of her comics, The Little World of Liz and Lobster Is the Best Medicine. She’s also written two Rory the Dinosaur books for little kids (with a third due in October). »

- Andy Lewis

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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

13 June 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amidst the chorus of people saying that TV is better than it’s ever been, you’ll always find one person lamenting the decline of the theme song. While it’s true that the days of minutes-long intros with original songs and catchy melodies might be in the past, there’s no denying that shows are still finding memorable (and in a few cases, iconic) ways to open each episode.

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With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. Some of these are snippets from existing songs, others are new instrumentals that have quickly taken on meaning well beyond the shows they’re attached to. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive. »

- Steve Greene and Michael Schneider

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