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Before the doors of the Irving Convention Center even opened on Saturday, it was very evident that Dallas Comic-Con is no longer just a local Texas event. Just by reading the convention's Facebook page, you could see people sharing their stories of how far they had traveled to meet their favorite celebrities. Many were from out of state or distant corners of the Lone Star State.
Let's just get the negative out of the way so we can get to the good points. Yes, there were a few cancellations. One was felt more than the others. The first day of the event, Nathan Fillion's representatives contacted Comic-Con management and told them the actor wouldn't be attending because of health reasons.
Since the Comic-Con personnel can't just say it out of tact and professional reason, let me do the talking for them. Anyone who drives or flies thousands of miles »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Bill Smitrovich (Iron Man) are set to join Pierce Brosnan in the espionage action-thriller November Man directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job). The announcement was made by producers Beau St. Clair of Irish Dreamtime and Sriram Das of Das Films. Written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), the script was developed from Bill Granger’s There Are No Spies, the seventh book in Granger’s thirteen-part November Man series.
With shooting set to start in Europe on May 20th, November Man tells the story of an ex-cia operative (Brosnan) who finds himself pitted against his former pupil (Bracey) in a race to find a woman hiding from her past (Kurylenko) who holds the key to an international conspiracy. November Man is financed by Merced Media Partners, Envision Entertainment Corporation and PalmStar Media Capital. Executive Producers include Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, »
- Michelle McCue
It has been about a year now since CSI fans said good-bye to actress Marg Helgenberger after 12 seasons as a principal actress on the long-running crime investigation series. If you thought retirement from acting was in the cards for Helgenberger, then think again! The actress is going back to work for the CBS network. She will star, in fact, in their new pilot, which called Intelligence.
Intelligence is a drama pilot, which is also in the crime milieu. From ABC Studios and CBS Studios, the plot follows an elite unit at U.S. Cyber Command and especially highlights one agent who has what Deadline calls “a very special gift”. He has a tiny microchip inside his brain, which allows him to “access the entire electromagnetic spectrum”.
I’ve got to be honest, I’m not sure what access to the electromagnetic spectrum allows, but I’m pretty sure it will be very sweet. »
- Sasha Nova
Disney's "Wreck-It-Ralph" was the big winner at the 40th Annie Awards held Saturday taking home the Best Animated Feature award. It is now officially the Oscar frontrunner in the Best Animated Film category.
Here's the complete list of winners/nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies this season, click here:
"Brave" . Pixar Animation Studios
"Frankenweenie" . Walt Disney Studios
"Hotel Transylvania" . Sony Pictures Animation
"Rise of the Guardians" . DreamWorks Animation
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" . Aardman Animations
"The Rabbi.s Cat ". Gkids
Winner "Wreck-It Ralph" . Walt Disney Animation Studios
Animated Special Production
"Before Orel" . Trust . Starburns Industries, Inc.
Winner "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" . Illumination Entertainment
"Disney Tron: Uprising . Beck.s Beginning" . Disney TV Animation
"Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" . DreamWorks Animation
Animated Short Subject
"Brad and Gary" . Illumination »
5 items from 2013
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