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Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
Update: As we assumed yesterday, the casting announcements are now coming thick and fast for Sony and AMC's Preacher adaptation. While there's still no word on Jesse Custer, we do now know who will be playing Eugene Root, Aka Arseface - young actor Ian Colletti. Here's the character bio we've seen on Deadline.com:
"Even with his horribly disfigured face and severe speech impediment, Eugene’s still the nicest kid you’ll ever meet and really looks up to Jesse. Stomach-churningly difficult to look at, Eugene’s the town’s reviled Frankenstein’s monster, but that won’t change his earnest, sweet and pure outlook on life. However, he is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears might have turned God himself against him. »
With the first three episodes currently available on PlayStation Network, Sony Television has dropped a synopsis and batch of promotional images for the fourth episode of its comic book adaptation Powers, entitled ‘Devil In A Garbage Bag’. Check them out here…
Walker (Sharlto Copley), Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), and the rest of the Powers Division must prevent Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) from escaping the high security prison that holds him, The Shaft. As Wolfe goes on a murderous rampage from within these walls, the Powers team are forced to try a new top-secret technology to keep him detained—Code name: The Drainer.
- Gary Collinson
The process of turning the Image Comics hit Powers from book to TV wasn’t an easy one. Co-creator Brian Michael Bendis talks about all the bumps along the way, plus Susan Heyward and Eddie Izzard from the new Sony TV series share how they came on board. Plus Nestor Carbonell from Bates Motel talks about the path his character is on this season and what is really behind his relationship with Norma.
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- Mike Raub
Powers is a new comic book show, exclusive to PlayStation Network. Our thoughts, both spoiler-filled and spoiler-free, are here…
Warning: there are spoilers later on, but we’ll warn you before we get into them.
First coming into existence in the year 2000, Powers is an on-going comic book by writer Brian Michael Bendis (credited, perhaps most famously, with being the artichect of Marvel’s Ultimate universe) and artist Michael Avon Oeming (known for Bluntman And Chronic and a host of Marvel work).
Powers (originally an Image comic, now owned by Marvel’s Icon imprint), is the story of two detectives – Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim – based in the ‘Powers’ Division of the police force in a world where superheroes and their equally powerful villains are commonplace. Both characters’ pasts come into play in interesting ways, and the chemistry between them is a thing of beauty.
Now, Sony Pictures have made »
With Powers, a new series about a cop who chases supervillains, PlayStation is throwing its hat into the original programming ring. A year after it was initially announced, Powers is now available, and viewers can get a taste of the series by watching the pilot episode on YouTube.
The Powers debut is available on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, which has more than three million subscribers. The series stars Sharlto Copley of District 9 fame as an experienced homicide detective, with Susan Heyward portraying his new partner. The pilot, which runs for 53-minutes, is a combination of a police procedural, a crime thriller, and a sci-fi adventure.
If you're on the fence about whether you should set aside a Powers hour today, you can let critical reception influence your decision. Despite a few negative reviews, most responses to the show have been optimistic. Flavorwire dubbed it "a series that deserves »
- Sam Gutelle
This review is based on the first episode of season one.
When I was a kid, I thought the pinnacle of mature adult entertainment was a movie like The New Guy. Awash in the lavish, hormone-fueled juncture between middle school and high school, my friends and I mistook PG-13 level profanities and boner jokes as what every adult must be hiding behind those elusive and mythical R ratings. And then a few years later I watched The 40-Year-Old Virgin. I was an idiot, as most 12-year-olds are, in understanding what actual, substantial and effective mature entertainment really means.
I bring all of this up, because watching PlayStation’s first foray into televised entertainment reminded me of being at that age, in those moments of assuming profanity and sex for automatic maturity. With that, and I say this with as little vile as I can muster: Powers is The New Guy of television shows. »
- Mitchel Broussard
Sony's Playstation Network launched its first original series Powers, with Playstation Plus subscribers getting the first three episodes today. For those who haven't signed up for Playstation Plus, the first episode is available for free right here, in its entirety. Be warned, though, the series features strong language and violence, so watch at your own risk. In addition to the first episode, we also have a new trailer that gives us a glimpse at the rest of Season 1.
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today's paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? »
Sony Television’s comic book adaptation Powers premiered on PlayStation Network today with the arrival of the first three episodes of the series, and to celebrate a new trailer has been released online, while those based in the U.S. can also watch the first episode for free below…
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the »
- Gary Collinson
PlayStation Network jumps into the original programming game by offering a fresh perspective on the nearly oversaturated superhero market. “Powers” is based on a long-running comic book series by writer Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. While set firmly in the world of spandex-clad heroes and villains, it is not these colorful characters at the center of the stories. Instead, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim take center stage, as they tackle powers-related crimes. Rather than flying through the air with the superheroes, or witnessing their tussles with super-powered foes up close, we are instead treated to what. »
- Jason Hughes
Not sold on the concept of Sony’s foray into live-action television with Powers? Fear not, for the publisher has uploaded the premiere episode of the PlayStation-exclusive series to watch free of charge.
Coming by way of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s eponymous comic book series, the show follows Christian Walker and his partner in superhero crime, Deena Pilgrim (played by Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward). Specializing in all things out of the ordinary, the pair are tasked with keeping the superpowered denizens of their city in check.
Powers marks the first slice of original television from Sony as the Japanese giant looks to compete with the medium’s heavy-hitters: Netflix, Hulu and the like. To date, the company has greenlit one season of the crime series, though there’s every chance that the show will continue into a sophomore season should viewing figures reflect its appeal. »
- Michael Briers
As the availability of television platforms continues to expand, Sony Pictures ushered in a new era in content distribution Monday evening with the premiere of “Powers,” the first live-action scripted series from the studio’s PlayStation division.
The cast of the history-making skein, including Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Adam Godley and Michelle Forbes, joined exec producers and co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City to celebrate the show’s launch. The drama series follows two homicide detectives, played by Copley and Heyward, who are assigned to investigate murder cases involving people with superhuman abilities, known as Powers.
For Bendis and Oeming, the premiere marked the climax of a 15-year journey to bring the adaptation of their comic book from script to screen.
“Literally it feels like our kid has grown up and is graduating, and we’re here having a party for it, »
- Andrea Seikaly
Sony PlayStation enters the original scripted drama world on Tuesday with the premiere of "Powers."
The story follows Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker, a man who used to have superpowers, but lost them. Somewhat disgruntled with his new place in life (as a regular human), he's now pounding the pavement as a detective, investigating homicides involving people with extraordinary abilities.
"He's working on the police force as a kind of tokenistic face because he was very famous. He was kind of a rock star superpower at the time," Sharlto told Access Hollywood.
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"Walker used to be the costumed vigilante 'Diamond', but became a cop after he lost his super-powered abilities.
"Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community.
"'Deena Pilgrim' contracted her superpowers during a fight with an underworld thug named the 'Bug'. As a result of this, she unintentionally kills an abusive boyfriend in self-defense, then hides the evidence, after coming under investigation by 'Internal Affairs'. »
- Michael Stevens
Early in Brian Michael Bendis' career in comics, before Marvel gave him the chance to reinvent Spider-Man, Daredevil, the Avengers and the X-Men, he wrote a terrific autobiographical comic called "Fortune and Glory," about his struggles to get his early film noir-style comics adapted into movies. He runs through the usual inside showbiz stories of near-misses and ridiculous studio notes, but is also very open about how much he had to learn about the differences in writing for the page and the screen. (He's embarrassed to realize, for instance, that much of his dialogue is too dense to come out of the mouths of actors and sound natural.) Bendis has been on a much longer and more convoluted journey with "Powers," the comic he and Michael Avon Oeming created about a pair of human homicide detectives in a world overrun by superhumans, and which debuts today as the first »
- Alan Sepinwall
The PlayStation Original series—adapted from the gritty graphic novel universe created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, and produced by the studio that brought you Breaking Bad—is based on a compelling premise: what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was »
- Keven Skinner
Madrid –Giant Spanish telco Telefonica’s pay TV operator Movistar TV is making one of Spain’s highest-profile drives into U.S. TV content in the last 20 years, creaming dozens of high-quality TV series for its nre Svod service Movistar Series.
Latest announced deals take in CBS, HBO, Sony Pictures TV and ABC. More will follow. Launching Dec. 10, Ms currently offers 45 series. It aims to raise that number to 70 at least.
Telefonica launched a pay TV operator, Iptv service Imagenio, in Madrid and Barcelona in 2004. But it traditionally played second fiddle to the dominant pricey premium pay TV service Canal Plus Spain.
That has now changed. From 2013, Telefonica begun to load up on premium contents: the Roland Garros tennis tourney, Formula One, the Road Racing World Championship and then bought Canal Plus Spain outright in a $1.0 billion May 2014 deal which still has to be cleared by Spain’s anti-trust authorities. »
- John Hopewell
Eisner-winning comic Powers is making its live action debut via PlayStation Network this evening, but how will it differ to the original?
The first run of the Powers comic, which picked up an Eisner award for best new series back in 2001, was subtitled Who Killed Retro Girl?. It saw detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim team-up for the first of many superhero-based investigations, the murder of Retro Girl. However, the upcoming TV show will be taking a different route.
“Brian [Michael Bendis, who wrote the comic] has said they never expected to do more than a half dozen issues because they didn't think anyone would buy it, so they killed Retro Girl right away,” said the show’s executive producer Charlie Huston.
“The weakness is, you are killing a huge hero in your world, depending on everyone talking about her and telling you how awesome she is to have an impact. […] Then we were like, ‘Why »
Powers, PlayStation's foray into original programming, finally made its debut, with streams now available for the superhero drama's first three episodes (the pilot, gratis). The next seven installments will continue to roll out, one by one, every Tuesday. There's also a new trailer, which sets the gory backdrop of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's graphic novel turned TV series: A deadly, super-powered villain has escaped a federal containment facility and an underground, power-enhancing drug dubbed "sway" is all over L.A. streets. It's up to Detective Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and his partner to stop those using their powers for ill. Fun! »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Sony Pictures Television unveiled a new look at “Powers” on Monday, the upcoming superhero drama debuting exclusively on the PlayStation Network. The action-filled trailer follows two police officers, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward). But this isn’t a typical procedural; this one has a twist. The two homicide detectives are part of the Powers division and are tasked with solving murders committed by the super-powered individuals who populate their world. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 Eddie Izzard plays “Big Bad” Wolfe, a menacing antagonist who starts off in shackles at a Federal Powers Containment »
- Travis Reilly
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