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Today's Comics Corner begins in the demimonde with the return of Penny Dreadful! Also: Dark Nights: Metal #3, Wolfenstein #2, Adam Green's Hatchet #1, Back to the Future #23, Hellboy and the Bprd 1955 Occult Intelligence #2, Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual Digest #257, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #8, Sacred Creatures #4, and Harrow County #26.
On Sale: 11 Oct 2017
Writer: Chris King
Artist: Jesus Hervas
Series: Penny Dreadful
Genres: Fantasy, Horror
The Penny Dreadful comic sequel is back from a mini break with issue #6. To learn more, visit:
Dark Nights: Metal #3: "Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!"
Artist: Jonathan Glapion, »
- Tamika Jones
People will tell you Tom Waits’ best album is Rain Dogs. This is not strictly true. It is perhaps the most Waits-ian of Tom Waits albums, by virtue of having a Waits lookalike on the cover and a song selection that ranges across virtually every genre of music (and combinations thereof) Waits could wrangle. But the best Tom Waits album is not Rain Dogs. Instead it’s Bone Machine (which netted Waits his first Grammy in 1993), and it turns 25 years old today.
Waits explained Rain Dogs’ titular inspiration to Spin in 1985: “You know, dogs in the rain lose their way back home. »
- Alex Heigl
AMC halted production of the show’s eighth season in wake of the tragedy. Bernecker was shooting a scene in which he was supposed to fall off a 20-foot balcony onto a safety cushion below. He missed the cushion and hit the concrete instead.
Celebrities, including his “Walking Dead” castmates, offered condolences on Twitter to the veteran stunt performer and fight choreographer.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on the series, penned, “Deep sorrow today, and for every tomorrow. Love, respect, and condolences to John’s family and friends. He will be forever missed.”
Deep sorrow today, and for every tomorrow. Love, respect, and condolences to johns family, and friends. He will be forever missed.
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) July 14, 2017
- Rebecca Rubin
Focus Features is back in indie territory roughly a year after the label underwent another massive shakeup.
The company’s chairman Peter Kujawski told a crowd of journalists assembled at the beach in front of the J.W Marriott on Friday afternoon that Focus had successfully repositioned itself as a home for top filmmakers. On a balmy day, as the waves lapped against the seashore, he unveiled a slate of films that included movies from Joe Wright, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears and Garth Davis that might in the hunt for Oscar glory.
“We believe filmmakers thrive when they are supported,” said Kujawski.
Kujawski was named chairman in 2016 in a housecleaning that ousted Peter Schlessel from the top spot. His talk boasted roughly 20 minutes of clips, including footage of “Atomic Blonde,” an action thriller with Charlize Theron as a »
- Brent Lang
By Nathaniel R
Paul Nolan as Jesus in the most recent Broadway revival (2012)This just in: NBC is prepping its fifth live musical for April 2018. Their first Sound of Music was a mixed bag quality-wise but a giant ratings hit. Since then they've had two critical and ratings successes (The Wiz and Hairspray) and one failure (Peter Pan). The fifth will be Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. It's made frequent regular appearances on stages all over the world since its debut in 1970. It even had a Golden Globe nominated film version in 1973 directed by Norman Jewison who was, at the time, a very hot commodity having recently made three best picture players: The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! (1966, not a sci-fi time travelling movie about the current Us government), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and the Best Picture nominee Fiddler on the Roof »
- NATHANIEL R
Next Easter, NBC will air a live production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The telecast follows a live version of Bye Bye Birdie set to air on the same channel in December with Jennifer Lopez starring as Rose "Rosie" Alvarez.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the 1970 rock opera served as an interpretation of the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, with a larger emphasis on the conflict and struggles between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. Webber and Rice will serve as executive »
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
Holy s— … er, ahem, that is: NBC has just announced its next live musical and it’s Jesus Christ Superstar!
The 1971 Broadway rock opera is coming to broadcast with creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on board as executive producers. Also producers are TV musical veterans Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, »
- James Hibberd
NBC has selected “Jesus Christ Superstar” as the next live musical to head to the network, Variety has learned.
The show follows in the footsteps of NBC’s successful run of live musical events, including “Sound of Music Live,” “Peter Pan Live,” “The Wiz Live,” and most recently, “Hairspray Live.”
All of NBC’s former live musicals have aired during December as a holiday special. In contract, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will air on Easter Sunday next year, April 1, 2018.
Based on the 1971 Broadway rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will be executive produced by original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who will also provide music and lyrics for NBC’s show. In addition to the duo, musical vets Marc Platt of “La La Land,” plus Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have both worked with the network on past musicals, are also on board as executive producers.
No stars have been announced, but »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening. Well, NBC has set its next live musical event — this time for Easter. It’s Jesus Christ Superstar, the classic 1971 rock opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who will executive produce alongside Marc Platt and the Peacock’s live-musical veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It will air April 1, 2018. First envisioned as a concept album based on Jesus’ life, the show features such memorable songs as “I Don’t Know How to… »
Hosanna, hey sanna sanna sanna ho: NBC will ring in Easter 2018 with Jesus Christ Superstar Live!.
The network will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Time Rice 1971 rock opera on Easter Sunday, April 1.
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“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. He added that casting — which will focus heavily on recording artists — had just begun. »
NBC is getting biblical for their next live musical. The network has announced that following this winter's production of Bye, Bye Birdie with Jennifer Lopez, they'll be mounting a production of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, planned for the most holy of Sundays: Easter 2018. The event will be executive produced by NBC's live musical partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, as well as lyricist Tim Rice, Marc Platt and Webber himself. Based on the final weeks of Jesus' life, Jesus Christ Superstar also features several other historical figures in prominent roles, including Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King »
Walker Stalker Con 2017: Our round-up of everything that went down. Photo Credit: Kat Hughes
If you follow us on Twitter, you will know that the second London based Walker Stalker Con happened over the weekend. If you don’t follow us on Twitter, you really should. The event granted fans the perfect opportunity to engage with the stars of the hit show The Walking Dead, in the flesh. Over the weekend, fans could collect autographs and selfies from the guests desks, have a professional photo shoot with their favourite actor, or sit and chat with them during a mammoth amount of panels.
We know that not everyone was lucky enough to attend, but fear not, we were at the event all weekend and have collated all the best bits from the panels into one handy article. We’re nice like that. So read on to see what you missed. »
- Kat Hughes
British actor Sir John Hurt, whose illustrious career spans six decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 77. The gravelly voiced man of many roles was perhaps best known for his classic movies such as Alien, Harry Potter and The Elephant Man. Publicist Charles McDonald confirmed the death late Friday. According to CNN, no cause of death is given.
John Hurt made a name for himself playing tormented characters. And he was actually known as an actor who most often times died on screen. Throughout his many projects, he had 47 death scenes. Perhaps no more memorable than when he introduced the world to the iconic Chestburster in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, where a baby xenomorph came ripping through his chest during a dinner scene inside a spaceship mess hall.
13 items from 2017
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