by Jill Pantozzi | 4:19 pm, July 10th, 2012
Never let it be said that Hollywood turns down an opportunity to make money (why should they?) – Lionsgate has decided to split Suzanne Collins’ third book of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, into two films. Hit the jump for all the details!
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:01 pm, May 31st, 2012
When the new companion for BBC’s Doctor Who was announced, not much information was given. We knew she’d be played by actress Jenna-Louise Coleman and that she talks faster than Matt Smith’s Doctor. Showrunner Steven Moffat said, “Who [Coleman is] playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.” Well, we finally know who she is and even have the first pictures of her from the set. If you consider those things spoilers, best to turn away now.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:45 am, April 6th, 2012
Who would win in a fight, Katniss Everdeen or Raven Darkhölme (Mystique)? Turns out, we never have to find out. News of filming schedules has been released and actress Jennifer Lawrence is going to be able to appear in both the X-Men: First Class sequel and Catching Fire. We also just found out that The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will not be returning to the franchise.
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:46 pm, February 28th, 2012
*Insert bloody spit-take here* It’s just been anounced by HBO that True Blood showrunner Alan Ball will no longer be holding that position soon. Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:08 am, January 12th, 2012
DC Comics overhauled their entire line of comic books when they relaunched with the New 52 in September of 2011. There were 52 titles, some old, some new, and a few familiar faces were missing from the lineup. Well today, DC has announced a “second wave” of titles to join the ranks but they’ve also cancelled several titles as well. Hit the jump to find out which titles made the cut, which have been added and how many female characters and creators are involved.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:08 am, January 4th, 2012
Remember when PayPal tried to ruin Christmas? Well now they’ve gone and ruined the New Year, too. What you see above is the remnants of an antique World War II era violin. Why is it lying in ruins (and being cried over by Dawson)? PayPal told the purchaser of said violin to destroy it so he could get his money back. I would say “cue the violins” but well, as you can see, that isn’t possible.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:16 pm, November 14th, 2011
Worlds are colliding! Variety is reporting Harry Potter director David Yates is setting up a big screen adaptation of the long-running British sci-fi television show Doctor Who. I…have many feelings and thoughts about this.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:03 am, November 7th, 2011
This morning, editorial director of Marvel.com, Ryan Penagos, live tweeted from Barnes & Noble’s NOOK event in New York City. Why was the Marvel employee in attendance? In addition to revealing their new Nook tablet, Barnes & Noble announced they would soon be carrying Marvel digital comics on the device in their first-ever electronic pairing with the bookseller.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:42 am, November 4th, 2011
Cartoonist and freelance journalist Susie Cagle set out to cover the Occupy Oakland protests three weeks ago with official press credentials in order to make an illustrated history of the event. While documenting some of the happenings last month, she was tear gassed and her story spread far and wide. Late Wednesday/early Thursday, Cagle was arrested with her press badge in full view.
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:39 pm, November 3rd, 2011
Current Doctor Who show runner and writer/creator of several other hit U.K. productions, Steven Moffat, has jumped on Twitter to defend himself toady. He did an interview in 2004 just before the classic sci-fi series was about to be rebooted and some of his comments have hit a nerve. They’ve cropped up here and there since then but this seems to be the first time Moffat has become of aware of what many are calling his misogynistic tendencies and chosen to respond and make clarifications on the social networking website.