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Comic Book Review – Action Comics #1000

Ricky Church reviews Action Comics #1000…

This is it. The big one. In 1938 the world was introduced to Superman in the pages of Action Comics #1 by two young writers and artists from Cleveland, Ohio named Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Flashforward 80 years later and Superman has somehow remained so popular in the public consciousness that he has reached the milestone achievement of Action Comics #1000.

Just think about that: 1000. One thousand issues of Superman battling the likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Metallo and other villains while keeping his identity of reporter Clark Kent a secret and saving the planet time and time again. Its an incredible number of issues to reach and DC has celebrated Superman’s legacy by bringing together a number writers and artists from Superman’s past and present to tell several stories in an ad-free 80-page issue dedicated to the Man of Steel’s greatness.

Action Comics #1000 is
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The Game Pushes Slovenian Fan After Selfie Attempt

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One of The Game's fans tried to take a selfie with him while the rapper was mid-song during a concert in Slovenia, and it was the exact opposite of Justin Timberlake's feel-good Super Bowl moment. Game's currently in Europe on a 45 city tour, which stopped in the land of Melania Trump last week -- and it looked fully lit. This video shows a ton of fans onstage with Game, but one Slovenian took things a little too far.
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Aries Spears Dubs Tekashi69 as Cartoonish and Clownish

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Aries Spears wants to know -- what's the difference between Tekashi69 and the cartoon character Rainbow Brite? Aries seriously can't tell the difference. We got the comedian at Lax Sunday and wanted to get his take on Tekashi's new beef ... this time with The Game. As we reported ... Tekashi bragged that "a kid with rainbow hair got the whole industry right now aggravated." Game fired back with a veiled threat. Aries went the Lol route (because,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 17)

1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1971: Erika Slezak debuted as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live. The role had been originated by Gillian Spencer in 1968, then assumed by Joanne Dorian starting in 1970. Slezak played the role for 41 years on ABC, and one additional season
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The Game Beefs with Tekashi 69 with Subtle Threats

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The Game's in a big beef with Tekashi69 ... warning 69 he better get humble quick ... or else. The Beef started Friday when The Game called Tekashi69 a "Fake-ass Blood" during a European concert, leading the crowd in a "F*** 6ix9ine" chant. Tekashi69 responded Saturday, taunting Game, saying, "A kid with rainbow hair got the whole industry right now aggravated " Game fired back ... "This the bum y’all let call himself the king of New York
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Lee Majors Remembers His Bionic Days as 'The Six Million Dollar Man' (Exclusive)

Col. Steve Austin, astronaut, survived the catastrophic crash of a test vehicle, and even went up against Bigfoot without breaking a sweat. But now — at this moment in time — he actually looks nervous. And it’s not a nervousness born out of another mission that, given his bionically-enhanced arm, legs and eye, only he can pull off to save the world from destruction. These are the nerves of the actor who played him, Lee Majors, The Six Million Dollar Man himself, who is getting ready for his first appearance at a comic/media convention. “I’ve never done one before,” he admits to me not long before appearing at the the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con in New York back in October of 2010. “I just hope they all like me… I don’t want the crazies.” He lets out a short laugh at that, but isn’t entirely convincing.
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'Insecure' Star Jay Ellis Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Insecure's Jay Ellis has lined up a new team, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The actor, who plays Lawrence on Issa Rae's hit HBO comedy, has signed with UTA, Rise Management and Hansen Jacobson. He previously was a regular on The Game and recently appeared in Qasim Basir's A Boy. A Girl. A Dream., which premiered at Sundance in January.

Ellis also recently shot Sony action thriller The Maze opposite Deborah Ann Woll and Sam Boyd's romantic feature In a Relationship opposite Emma Roberts and Dree Hemingway.

Behind the scenes, Ellis executive produced the digital comedy series Hard...
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Pilot News: Vanessa Williams' Profits, Jeri Ryan Joins Suspicion and More

Pilot News: Vanessa Williams' Profits, Jeri Ryan Joins Suspicion and More
Vanessa Williams is back at her old Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives network digs.

The actress has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot False Profits, which also stars Bellamy Young (Scandal) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf).

The project centers around a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona who are fighting their way to the top of a cosmetics marketing business. Williams will play Suzanne, the queen bee of a highly successful group of cosmetics saleswomen.

In other pilot casting news, per our sister site Deadline:

* Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof, Boston Public) has been cast in NBC’s Hitchcockian thriller Suspicion,
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‘Game Night’ Review

Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons | Written by Mark Perez | Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are responsible for the recent [National Lampoon’s] Vacation reboot, while writer Mark Perez is best known for… I dunno, Herbie Fully Loaded? This roster of dubious talent should tell you what to expect from this inane crime comedy – i.e. not very much. Don’t be fooled by the headline cast.

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams), one-time pub quiz meet-cuters, are struggling to conceive. The doctor reckons it’s stress-related. The stress is caused by the imminent arrival of Max’s charming, extroverted brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler, ironically more charmless than ever). He’s coming to town for the titular Game Night, a regular competition hosted by Max and Annie.

They will be joined by
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Movie Review – Game Night (2018)

Game Night, 2018.

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston, and Chelsea Peretti.


A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

The thing that surprised me the most about Game Night is how well-directed it is. Think about it, how many mainstream studio-backed comedies have good cinematography? Can you even name a scene in a comedy that was well-framed, lit or shot? Well, this one is – and that’s just the icing on the cake.

We follow the typical story of a man, Max (Jason Bateman), and a woman, Annie (Rachel McAdams) who meet at a bar on trivia night, fall in love and get married because there’s no one as competitive as them. They host
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‘Game Night’ Review: Dir. John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein (2018)

Game Night review: Undeniable side-splitting comedy, thrice-filtered through an outlandish, absurdist lens.

Game Night review by Matthew Ceo.

Game Night review

With the likes of Arrested Development‘s Jason Bateman and Spotlight‘s own Oscar-nominated Rachel McAdams leading the charge, Game Night features a veritable who’s who of comedic talent and establishes itself as a film far funnier than it has any right to be. The film follows an extremely competitive couple – Max and Annie – and their lifelong friends as they distract themselves from life’s problems with challenging bouts of checkers, serious games of scrabble, and meaningful charade tournaments when one thing reveals itself to be true: game night is sacred. So when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks – played by Manchester By The Sea‘s Kyle Chandler – comes to town and decidedly enters the fray, board games go out the window, and things get kicked up a notch.
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Younger: Charles Michael Davis Promoted to Series Regular

Younger: Charles Michael Davis Promoted to Series Regular
Younger‘s fifth season is going to be in-Zane.

Charles Michael Davis, who recently sauntered onto the scene as the smooth-talking Zane Anders, has been promoted to series regular for the TV Land comedy’s upcoming fifth season, TVLine has learned exclusively. While this is welcome news to anyone with eyes, it’s certainly not a huge surprise, given that Zane was formally hired at Empirical at the end of Season 4.

Prior to Younger‘s return, Davis can be seen in the final season of The Originals, premiering Friday, April 20 at 9/8c on The CW. His small-screen credits also include roles on Grey’s Anatomy,
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‘Game Night’ Review: A Satisfying, Sometimes Uneven Blend of Comedy and Thriller

‘Game Night’ Review: A Satisfying, Sometimes Uneven Blend of Comedy and Thriller
More than two decades later, David Fincher’s dark thriller The Game now seems almost prescient in its depiction of a company that stages “games” for unwitting participants. There are plenty of outlets for people who just like to play board games or trivia in 2018, but escape rooms and more elaborate interactive murder-mysteries are vastly […]

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‘Game Night’ Review: Jesse Plemons is Hilarious in Self-Aware Comedy of Errors

‘Game Night’ Review: Jesse Plemons is Hilarious in Self-Aware Comedy of Errors
February is usually dumping ground for studio fare, and while “Game Night” won’t change that, it’s at least more satisfying than the low bar would suggest. With a packed lineup of players and a board that covers far more area than you’d expect from a wide-release early spring lark, the latest studio effort from directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein is a dark romp for all the players involved.

A pair of trivia and competition soulmates Max and Annie (Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams) gather their usual roster of friends together for their regular games group. Ryan (Billy Magnussen) goes through dates like changes of clothes, Kevin and Michelle (Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunbury) have such a worry-free marriage that one offhand comment can puncture their contended bubble, and their nosey police officer neighbor Gary (Jesse Plemons) keeps trying (and failing) to join in on the fun.
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Khloe Kardashian's Beau Tristan Thompson Rubs Her Baby Bump at NBA All-Star Weekend Bash

Khloe Kardashian showcased her baby bump in a black dress as she stepped out with boyfriend Tristan Thompson at a 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend event on Saturday. The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 26-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers player, who expecting their first child together, attended the Klutch Sports Group's The Game is Everything dinner party, presented by Remy Martin at Beauty & Essex in Los Angeles. There, they posed for their first official celebrity event photos together. Inside the bash, they were photographed with him cradling her baby bump and smiling widely. Khloe and Tristan have been together for more than a year. They have...
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Kane Hodder Explains The Challenges Of Making Friday The 13th: The Game

Being a lifelong lover of horror, I’ve naturally indulged in the genre outside of movies and literature. To be honest, the video game medium might be my favorite to explore this avenue just because of how immersive it is and how it transports you to a different world like no other.

But for the longest time, there weren’t many franchises that did it well outside of Resident Evil and Silent Hill, at least in my view. Fortunately, though, we’ve seen a turnaround with the likes of Dead Rising, Dead Space, The Evil Within, Until Dawn and, of course, Friday the 13th: The Game.

Considering how popular Jason Voorhees’ latest foray into the gaming realm has proven to be amongst the fanbase, I knew I had to touch on it when interviewing Kane Hodder last weekend at Astronomicon. And as he shared his experience of making the game,
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Taylor Swift Accuses Ed Sheeran of ‘Peacocking’ in Lighthearted Instagram Video

Taylor Swift Accuses Ed Sheeran of ‘Peacocking’ in Lighthearted Instagram Video
Is Ed Sheeran trying to steal his friend Taylor Swift‘s thunder?

In a funny new video posted to her Instagram, Swift jokingly takes the fellow superstar to task for sitting closer to the camera than she — thus appearing bigger and taller.

“I just want to start by saying that this is what he does, he tries to elevate himself geographically so he can seem better than me,” she says in a playful mock accusatory tone. Sheeran, in on the joke, doesn’t deny it. “Totally,” he agrees.

“Experts will study this and say that you’re, like… peacocking right now,
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Interview: Victor Crowley Writer/Director Adam Green on Making His Most Personal Movie Yet

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Filmmaker Adam Green braved the haunted waters of the Honey Island Swamp for the fourth film in his Hatchet franchise, and in addition to resurrecting the iconic Kane Hodder character known as Victor Crowley, Green channeled emotions from real-life experiences to make his most personal movie to date. With Victor Crowley coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms beginning February 6th from Dark Sky Films, Daily Dead recently had the pleasure of speaking with Green about getting back behind the camera in the Hatchet franchise, and he also talked about writing the Tommy Jarvis tapes for Friday the 13th: The Game.

This franchise came about from a conversation you had with George Romero about making something for the fans. Before that conversation, did you already know where you wanted to go with the fourth film or was it a surprise to you, too?

Adam Green: It was a surprise to me as well.
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Action Comics #1000 Hardcover To Include Lost Story By Superman’s Creators

Even though many enduring elements that we now associate with Superman were products of the Silver Age or the 1940’s radio drama, it’s important that we never forget the contributions that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster made to comic books – and pop culture as a whole – when they created the Man of Steel for Action Comics #1 back in 1938. After all, that served as the very blueprint for the superhero genre as we know it today.

With that, one could say that the character’s 80th anniversary being celebrated by the release of the one-thousandth issue of Action is a bit too poetic. And appropriately enough, DC is complementing the periodical release of said issue with a commemorative hardcover titled Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman. Suffice it to say, this is shaping up to be a must-own for any fan of Big Blue.

Understandably, many of you reading this
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Black Lightning episode 1 review: The Resurrection

Kayti Burt Jan 23, 2018

Here's our spoiler-free look at new DC comic book superhero show Black Lightning, episode 1 of which is available now on Netflix UK...

1.1 The Resurrection

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There are many elements of Black Lightning that will set it apart fom the rest of The CW's superhero line-up: Rather than an origin story, it is about a middle-aged man returning to a life of crime-fighting after a nine-year break. It is a superhero story that confronts not simply crime, but the institutions and systemic oppressions that create and support it. And, most importantly, it is unabashedly black.

This shouldn't be a revelation, but, in a pop culture landscape overrun with superhero TV shows and movies, Black Lightning is the rare narrative that gives a black man, and the black community around him, centre stage.

This isn't simply a story about Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), high school principal,
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