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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

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Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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10 Things About Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park You Never Knew

It's a strange piece of pop culture history from a time when Kiss ruled the world. A legendarily wacky production full of hilariously ridiculous anecdotes resulted in one awesomely bad made-for-tv movie, starring a super-powered Kiss vs. an evil inventor and some robot imposters at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Here we're taking a look at 10 things you never knew about Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.

It was supposed to be A Hard Day's Night meets Star Wars

NBC aired Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park a few days before Halloween, 1978. At the time, few things were bigger in pop culture than Star Wars and Kiss. Worn out by rigorous touring and recording schedules and the worsening substance abuse problems of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, some of the Kiss guys and the people around them saw comic books, television, and movies as the next logical steps for
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 27 cast suggestions: Jc Chasez, Billy Zane and more would be welcome additions

The four-week, all-athlete edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” got mixed responses from fans, but the show’s 27th season coming up this fall will return the show to its normal schedule, and there’s a long list of celebrities who deserve to compete on the dance floor. Below is a list of male celebs I think the show should consider inviting to the ballroom to vie for the next Mirror Ball Trophy. Do you agree with my picks? Check them out below, and vote in our poll at the bottom of this post to let us know which you’d most like to see on “DWTS.” And feel free to let us know in comments what other stars you would like to see when the show comes back in September.

Jc Chasez

Chasez was a cast member on “The Mickey Mouse Club” along with other future stars like Britney Spears,
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Cast Announced for San Diego Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies

Direct from the highly successful production of Love Never Dies in Hamburg, Germany, Gardar Thor Cortes will portray the man behind the mask, 'The Phantom,' with Meghan Picerno as 'Christine Daae,' Karen Mason as 'Madame Giry,' Sean Thompson as 'Raoul,' Mary Michael Patterson as 'Meg Giry,' and Casey Lyons and Jake Heston Miller sharing the role of 'Gustave.' The trio of Phantom's henchmen include Katrina Kemp as 'Fleck,' Richard Koons as 'Squelch,' Stephen Petrovich as 'Gangle,' Gardar Thor Cortes is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
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Photos of New Life-Size Bust of Lon Chaney Sr. as The Phantom of the Opera

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Since he first haunted the Palais Garnier opera house, The Phantom has captivated and chilled readers of Gaston Leroux's classic novel and viewers of its many film adaptations. The most memorable translation from page to screen is widely considered to be the first one, thanks in large part to Lon Chaney Sr.'s stunning, skeletal transformation into The Phantom. Nearly a century later, Black Heart Enterprises, LLC is celebrating the actor's iconic appearance in The Phantom of the Opera with a new life-size bust coming next year from Sideshow Collectibles.

Meticulously sculpted by Jeff Yagher, the new life-size bust of Lon Chaney Sr. is a detailed depiction of the actor as he appeared in the classic 1925 movie The Phantom of the Opera. Standing approximately 17 inches tall, the life-size bust gorgeously displays Chaney Sr.'s haunted expression under ghoulish makeup that forever cemented the tragic character in horror film history.
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Superman: The Movie – 2 Film Collection

I guess there are plenty of adults now too young to remember when Christopher Reeve made his debut as The Man of Steel. It was a massive hit across the full spectrum of moviegoers. Warners is taking good care of everyone’s favorite undocumented visitor from Planet Krypton, and has assembled two separate cuts of his big-screen premiere.

Superman: The Movie


2-Film Collection

Warner Bros.

1978 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 188 min. Extended Cut + 151 min. Special Edition orig. 143 min. / Street Date October 10, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O’Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Jeff East, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Harry Andrews, Diane Sherry, Randy Jurgensen, Larry Hagman, John Ratzenberger, Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill.

Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth

Film Editors: Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis

Production Design: John Barry

Assistant Director: Vincent Winter
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Billy Zane to guest star in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as P.T. Barnum

Entertainment Weekly has announced that Billy Zane will be reuniting with his Titanic co-star Victor Garber, having signed on for a one-episode guest appearance in the upcoming third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Zane is set to play P.T. Barnum, the American businessman, showman and politician.

““Obviously, we couldn’t resist putting Victor Garber and Billy Zane back on screen for the first time since Titanic,” said executive producer Phil Klemperer. “But I’ve wanted to bring Billy onto Legends every since I saw him in a friend’s comedy pilot. I’m not sure that people know how funny Billy is, although we cast him as P.T. Barnum because we knew that he would be able to find the soul beneath the larger-than-life showman. Truth is, Barnum never said ‘there’s a sucker born every minute.’ He was less a conman, more the father of modern advertising.
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Legends Of Tomorrow season 3 episode 14 trailer and synopsis

Kirsten Howard Mike Cecchini Jim Dandy Kayti Burt Mar 6, 2018

We've got a quick look at the next episode of Legends Of Tomorrow's third season...

If you're keeping up with all things Legends Of Tomorrow season three, well then! So are we. Every week we'll have all the promo gubbins you need for the next episode, and we'll try to mark any spoilers so you don't get in too deep.

See related Luke Cage: making a star of a lesser-known character Jessica Jones season 2: episode titles and fantastic pulp covers released Iron Fist season 2: Alice Eve joins the cast Daredevil season 3: Vincent D’Onofrio teases Fisk's evolution The Punisher season 2 adds Supergirl's Floriana Lima

Today, we've got the trailer for the next episode. Entitled 'Amazing Grace', here it is...

And here's the official synopsis...

When the Legends learn that a mysterious tragedy destroyed
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Let Us Now Praise The Mad Genius Of Richard Harland Smith

A few years ago, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of influential film critic Pauline Kael, I wrote the following:

“I think (Kael) did a lot to expose the truth… that directors, writers and actors who often work awfully close to the surface may still have subterranean levels of achievement or purpose or commentary that they themselves may be least qualified to articulate. It’s what’s behind her disdain for Antonioni’s pontificating at the Cannes film festival; it’s what behind the high percentage of uselessness of proliferating DVD commentaries in which we get to hear every dull anecdote, redundant explication of plot development and any other inanity that strikes the director of the latest Jennifer Aniston rom-com to blurt out breathlessly; and it is what’s behind a director like Eli Roth, who tailors the subtext of something like Hostel Part II almost as
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Dennis O’Neil: Iron Fist and the Costume Unseen

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In peril, poor Polly Pearlwhite plunges from the pinnacle… And I, a superhero, really should fly up and save her and so I shall as soon as I change into my hero garb and… But what is this? I don’t seem to have worn the cape and tights under my Brooks Brothers suit and how could I forget such a thing? Well, come to think of it, I didn’t have my morning coffee and I’ve been Mr. Cottonbrain all day and… Never mind. Sorry, Polly.

So there I was – this is me taking now and not the fictitious person in the previous paragraph – and I’m about to reveal that early this morning, at about one, I finished watching the Iron Fist television serial and can report general satisfaction with it. But during the final minutes of superhero action I wondered if the film makers were going to give Mr.
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Ed Catto’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

I have wonderful Yuletide memories. Like every young boy, I quickly learned that the true meaning of the Holiday Season was… getting more stuff. And being the greedy little monster I was, (and, I guess, I remain) I also learned that I could extend that wonderful feeling of “Christmas Acquisition” through books. More than a toy, or apparel or certainly candy, the enjoyment of a book would linger well past the twelve days of Christmas.

As a comics fan back in the day, actual books about comics were few and far between. One that did make it onto the traditional bookstore shelves was Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes. Soon after Superman: From the 30’s to the 70’s was a one of those “big wow” books about comics that was gifted to me. It was so massively thick that I couldn’t imagine anyone would be able
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Dennis O’Neil Gestures Hypnotically

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Chortle chuckle yukyukyuk. O, boy ain’t we having fun hee-hee-hee here in Nyack ho ho ho ho and how about that last Tuesday wasn’t that darn day a rib-tickler heh heh gargle lipticon smoothie ha ha ha ha ha ha giggle snortle honk.

Enough – hee hee – merriment. Where were we? Oh yeah. I sort of vaguely suggested that I might continue last week’s discussion of Doctor Strange, who has been a Marvel Comics character since 1963 and currently is the eponymous star of a big screen movie, the box office champ for the second week in a row (and for a little extra coin you can see this champ in 3-D! And don’t tell me, mister, that life is not a party.

Here I’m going to mention that ComicMix’s resident film critic had a few reservations about the flick and I hereby bow to his
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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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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Simon Wincer, Director of The Phantom

Hdtgm: A Conversation with Simon Wincer, Director of The Phantom
On February 17, 1936, Lee Falk’s comic strip hero The Phantom was introduced to the world. Over the following years—as the character reached millions of fans through an unparalleled-for-that-era level of worldwide syndication—The Phantom became an international sensation. The comic strip (clearly) excelled in many countries around the world, but perhaps none more so than […]

The post Hdtgm: A Conversation with Simon Wincer, Director of The Phantom appeared first on /Film.
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Ed Catto: Comics’ Original Mustachioed Magician!

The world has quickly forgotten that Iron Man was always kind of a B-level superhero. As you know, mid-tier comic titles like Iron Man or The Guardians of the Galaxy have now become blockbuster movie franchises. And next up is Doctor Strange, the thoughtful, deliberative sorcerer of the Marvel Universe who was always a well loved, but ultimately B-level player. We know that bigger things are in store for him as his cinematic manifestation, in the guise of actor Benedict Cumberbatch, was plastered all over downtown San Diego.

There have been several other comic book magicians with pencil thin mustaches and one was so popular that his adventures also enjoyed time on the big screen. It seemed like Mandrake should have broken out of that B-character ghetto by now.

Mandrake the Magician, created by Lee Falk (who created The Phantom almost two years earlier), is regarded by many comic historians
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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Mandrake the Magician

Way back in 2002 it was announced that Warner Bros. had snapped up the rights to Mandrake the Magician, a character often referred to as the first comic book superhero, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that it has found its star in Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno, Grimsby).

Mandrake the Magician was created by Lee Falk (who would subsequently create The Phantom) in 1934 as a syndicated comic strip, which ultimately ran until 2013. The character and his assistant Lothar also featured in the 1980s cartoon Defenders of the Earth alongside The Phantom and Flash Gordon.

Mandrake the Magician is yet to receive a script, but has Etan Cohan, writer of Tropic Thunder and director Get Hard, attached to helm.
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Sacha Baron Cohen to spellbind as Mandrake the Magician

The actor’s reported casting as the neglected comic-strip character marks a further move away from the gonzo comedy with which he made his name

For his next trick, Sacha Baron Cohen will reportedly star as Mandrake the Magician, the popular comic-strip character conjured up in 1934 by The Phantom creator Lee Falk, according to The Tracking Board.

Cohen – whose last project, Grimsby, bombed at the box office – will play the magician whose super-skill is based on his ability to quickly hypnotise people. Mandrake was syndicated across a number of Us newspapers before hanging up his top hat in 2013. He used his powers to defeat gangsters, ne’er-do-wells and mysterious creatures from other dimensions.
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Sacha Baron Cohen set to star in Mandrake The Magician




Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is to play Mandrake The Magician in a new adaptation of the 30s comic...

Grimsby may not have gone down as well as actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had hoped, but there’s a chance his first foray into comic book territory will fare better. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen’s set to produce and star in Mandrake The Magician, an adaptation of the 30s strip created by Lee Falk.

Mandrake’s director is said to be Etan Cohen, the Tropic Thunder writer who made his directorial debut with the flaccid Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard last year. The combination of the two Cohens suggests that we might be in for a tongue-in-cheek take on Mandrake, whose abilities include hypnosis, teleportation and invisibility.

This won’t be the first time Mandrake’s had a brush with the big screen,
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Ed Catto: Branding The Phantom at 80 – in Dublin!

Geek Culture is both spontaneously youthful and historically well heeled. New brands emerge frequently, like Boom! Studios Lumberjanes and The Backstagers, just written up in the New York Times. But brands like Batman and Captain America are more than 75 years old and provide a rich history for storytellers and collectors alike.

In this, my second of three articles exploring Geek Culture’s fascination with The Phantom, an 80 year old brand, I’m taking our conversation to Ireland.

Eoin McAuley is an ambitious professional who helped launch the Dublin Comic Con. And this year, there’s a charity overlay at this convention spotlighting The Phantom. Here’s my recent interview with Eoin.

Ed Catto: I’m anxious to hear about the Dublin Comic Con, Eoin. Can you please tell me about your convention?

Eoin McAuley: Dublin Comic Convention was first launched in 2013 by two friends, Karl Walsh and Derek Cosgrave, who
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