Newswire: The Marvel Universe as we know it is coming to an end

The original Marvel Universe, created more than five decades ago, is coming to a close. Newsarama reports that at a live Secret Wars Kick-Off press event in New York, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Vice President of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said that “the upcoming eight-issue limited series Secret Wars will represent the end of both the […]

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Tolerability Index: This week we’re barely putting up with Blackhat

A guide to what we’re barely putting up with this week. Amazon’s pilot season. Vote for things that really matter, like the Amazon comedy you want to giddily chain-watch over a lazy weekend this fall. The incomprehensible ads for Mortdecai. Finally: A movie brave enough to ask the question, “What happens when Johnny Depp puts on a fake mustache?” E!’s […]

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Newswire: Bruce Willis cashes another paycheck, stars in another action thriller thing

Bruce Willis recently expressed actual interest in exerting some effort on an upcoming project by again optioning the rights to the Elmore Leonard novel Bandits. And so, according to the law of physics known as Bruno’s Guarantee, he is constitutionally incapable of giving a shit about the next four or five films on his docket. According to Deadline, it looks […]

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Newswire: Denver: See Krull tonight as part of our Science Friction film series

Howdy. Senior Writer Jason Heller here. I have one word for you. KRULL. Now I have some other words for you. I’m showing the 1983 science-fantasy classic Krull tonight at 7:30 p.m at Alamo Drafthouse Denver. It’s part of The A.V. Club‘s monthly science-fiction film series, Science Friction, curated and co-hosted by yours truly and my old pal Frank Romero, […]

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Newswire: Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, auditioning for standalone Star Wars movie

Director Gareth Edwards, who was tapped to direct a standalone Star Wars movie separate from the new sequel trilogy that is also in progress, has begun auditioning female leads. Among the hopefuls is Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany—and before you try and conflate the fact that she plays a series of clones on that show with Attack Of The Clones or […]

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One-Season Wonders, Weirdos, And Wannabes: Kitchen Confidential is a recipe for ensemble casting at its finest

Some TV shows never even make it past the first season. Maybe a series lacked the ratings to match its artistic accomplishments, or maybe it floundered its way into the network crosshairs, but it’s time to look at one-season series outside the immediate context of ratings and renewals. One-Season Wonders, Weirdos, And Wannabes considers the merits of these short-lived shows. […]

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