Archive for July, 2016

No Time for Losers: Why Queen Can’t Pick Its ‘Champions’

I’ve paid my dues Time after time I’ve done my sentence But committed no crime —Queen, “We Are the Champions” The playing of hit songs long has been associated with American presidential campaigns. Bill Clinton used Fleetwood Mac’s song “Don’t Stop” during his first campaign. Twenty years later, Mitt Romney used Kid Rock’s “Born Free.” But… Read the rest of this entry

 ‘Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb discusses writing classic
film and behind-the-scenes book.

Long before there was “Sharknado,” there was “Jaws,” the classic 1975 monster movie about a killer great white shark terrorizing a small New England resort town. Growing up in Rhode Island, I can attest that the impact of that film had a dramatic effect on how we spent summers at the beach: “Don’t go in the… Read the rest of this entry

Amid the chocolate layer cake bake off, the homebrew competition and displays of curvy vegetables, something new will be making an appearance at the Oregon state fair in August: marijuana. In a sign of changing times as voters face questions of legalization across the U.S., marijuana growers in Oregon will compete for blue ribbons alongside other… Read the rest of this entry

Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is nearing a turning point. On July 31 at 12:41 p.m. PDT (3:41 p.m. EDT), Juno will reach the farthest point in its orbit of Jupiter for the first time, known as “apojove,” 5 million miles (8.1 million kilometers)… Read the rest of this entry

 Berlin, Germany – Independent developer, David Zobrist today is proud to announce the release of Pixel Mage 1.0, a geniusly simple-to-pick-up platform game with the twist. You switch between flying or walking instead of jumping, creating 2 lines to switch between as engage battles with goblins. The retro oriented game title for iOS and Android devices… Read the rest of this entry

‘Street Fighter V’ Juri Release Date Confirmed

After Street Fighter V producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed at EVO 2016 Juri would be coming to the game by the end of July, Capcom has formally announced the release date for the latest character in SFV at San Diego Comic-Con. Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – Actors William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn attend the ‘Star Trek’ panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast: New Ship Captain May Be A Black Woman, Bryan Fuller Hints

Nothing definitive about the cast of Star Trek: Discovery has been confirmed, but what little we do know points to a black woman helming the new Star Trek show and its ship, the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin, two of the executive producers on Star Trek: Discovery, confirmed during the Star Trek Comic-Con… Read the rest of this entry

New PetChatz® PawCall® Accessory Will Enable Pets to Call Parents for Two-Way Video Chat and Games

MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Has your pet called you lately? Beginning August 1, dogs and cats will be able to do just that with the PetChatz® HD PawCall® accessory, a landmark technology that lets pets initiate two-way video chats with the press of a button placed on the household’s floor. PawCall is a shiny,… Read the rest of this entry

Nicole Richie plays LEGO Dimensions at the video game’s launch party on September 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for LEGO Dimensions)

Lego Dimensions made a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con with the reveal of the game’s Wave 7 characters and packs. Some of the Wave 7 characters come from the most popular areas of video games, movies and television. These new packs will include the highly-anticipated Sonic franchise, ET and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where… Read the rest of this entry
Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visjnic,  and Matt Latner from "Timeless" at 2016 Comic Con in San Diego. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visjnic, and Matt Latner from “Timeless” at 2016 Comic Con in San Diego. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

 

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The Cast of the new NBC show “Timeless” visited the 2016 San Diego Comic Con last week.  In addition to talking with reporters and fans about the program, the show had a huge booth in San Diego’s Gaslamp District where fans could jump on the “Timeless” ride and have a photo taken of themselves to keep as a momento.

 

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Photo Copyright S. Philips/CFM News

 

The show, from Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” is a thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?

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The show stars Goran Visnjic (ER), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Abigail Spencer (Suits).  The show airs on NBC starting on Mondays starting October 3rd at 10pm.

Ming-Na Wen of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM

Ming-Na Wen of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM

 

Cast members of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con talking to Entertainment Weekly about the show.

 

Ian De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Ming-Na Wen, and Elizabeth Henstridge at 2016 San Diego Comic Con.  Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

Ian De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Ming-Na Wen, and Elizabeth Henstridge at 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

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Stars Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and Henry Simmons stopped by the Hard Rock Hotel’s outdoor balcony to talk about last season and what might be coming up in the new season.

 

(L-R) Paul Feig, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Higgins attend AOL Build Speaker Series:’Ghostbusters’ at AOL HQ on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

You’re 100 Percent Wrong About ‘Ghostbusters’

Why do ghosts need to be busted anyway? Who decided to make Ghostbusters once, much less twice? And is there any way to capture Ray Parker Jr.’s eponymous theme song in one of those paranormal fly-catchers Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis used in the 1984 film and exterminate it for good? I won’t see… Read the rest of this entry

The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterwork, an incredibly complex and detailed work on the history of Middle Earth from its creation through the end of the First Age. Like the Song of Ice and Fire series once was, The Silmarillion is famously unfilmable, often for good reasons. Nevertheless, Lord of the Rings fans have hoped for… Read the rest of this entry

The digital age has transformed many aspects of our social lives, including how we seek out and establish romantic relationships. One in 10 Americans are currently using several online dating sites, but one-third will never actually go on a date with someone they’ve met online. Researchers at the University of Iowa suggest being “real,” not boastful… Read the rest of this entry

Mark Pellegrino is raising hell — even though the actor is no longer portraying Lucifer on the CW’s “Supernatural.” During the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, which took place on Sunday, the show’s executive producer Robert Singer revealed the surprising news that Lucifer would be taking over a new vessel in Season 12 … a famous one.… Read the rest of this entry

  Dr. Dre poses in the press room at the 31st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Dr. Dre is handcuffed and cited after a man claims he pointed a gun.

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre was handcuffed outside his Malibu home Monday after a motorist initiated a private person’s arrest, alleging the music mogul brandished a gun at him at the Pacific Coast Highway residence, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cited Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and released him. Deputies found no… Read the rest of this entry

 

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Nick Groff at 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Photgraphy Copyright S. Philips/CFM

 

Paranormal Reality Star Nick Groff attended the 2016 San Diego Comic Con this past weekend and he was a busy guy. Groff sat on a panel discussion with fellow Paranormal stars John Zaffis, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry to discuss their projects, participated in autograph signings in the famous San Diego Convention Center’s “sails” pavillion, and visited Camp Conival to discuss all things Paranormal.

The Conival, put on by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist company and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, featured games, food and panels with some of the hottest celebs and shows at Comic Con.  Conival was totally free and open to anyone with or without a Comic Con badge.

 

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Groff talked about the fact that when people do investigations at the famous Washoe Club in Virginia City, they often get his name come through on their EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). (I have personally experienced this during an investigation there!) He also spoke about skeptics who come on investigations with him and often leave as converts.

Groff has been very busy lately, with his shows “Paranormal Lockdown” which shows Groff and fellow investigator Katrina Weidman being locked down in a haunted location for 72 hours, and “Ghosts of Shephardstown” which has a team of Paranormal investigators checking out Paranormal claims in a small town in West Virginia.  Both shows can be found on the Destination America channel.

 A life-size Godzilla head is seen through a window of the ‘Gozilla View Room’ of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku at Kabukicho shopping district in Tokyo. The Godzilla is a main feature of the new commercial complex comprising a 970-room hotel, movie theaters and restaurants.. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ U.S. Release Date This Year, New Origin Story Coming To Theaters

Funimation announced during their 2016 San Diego Comic-Con panel that they will be distributing the next Toho Godzilla movie, Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla in Japan). And while they didn’t give an exact U.S. release date, Godzilla: Resurgence will make it to theaters in late 2016. “Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring… Read the rest of this entry

How To Catch Mewtwo and Mew In ‘Pokémon Go’ At Comic Con

Cameron Halsana, 8, is excited to see a wall of Pokemon Go stuffed toys with his mother Khannany Halsana during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, California, July 22, 2016. / AFP / Bill Wechter (Photo credit should read BILL WECHTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Depending on who players talk to, it’s possible to catch Mewtwo in “Pokémon Go.” But one thing is certain — that we know of, no one has caught the the legendary pocket monster so far. One player has already completed North American Pokédex, which means he caught 4,269 Pokémon, according to Polygon.com. Mewtwo and Mew were… Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ Teaser Video

We haven’t even met all the members of The Defenders yet, but that didn’t stop Netflix from releasing a teaser at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday evening. First we see a faded newspaper clipping of Nelson & Murdock signifying Daredevil, then Alias Investigations for Jessica Jones, Seagate Prison where Luke Cage spent time behind bars, and finally… Read the rest of this entry

 SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: (L-R) Executive producer Jeff Davis, actors Cody Christian, JR Bourne, Dylan Sprayberry, Host Tyler Posey, actors Ian Bohen and Holland Roden accept the Fandom of the Year award onstage at the MTV Fandom Awards San Diego at PETCO Park on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“Teen Wolf” fans can start counting down to Scott McCall’s last adventure. Season 6 will be the MTV drama’s last season, and the network has finally revealed when it will start. “Teen Wolf” Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Nov. 15, MTV reports. A timeslot wasn’t revealed, but the show aired at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays for the… Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Luke Kleintank, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Bella Heathcote, executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, actors DJ Qualls and Rupert Evans of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ attend the Amazon Village At San Diego Comic-Con at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

The final moments of The Man in the High Castle’s first season left viewers with brighter, more cheerful images than the typically bleak show had previously offered. A devastated Mr. Tagomi, the trade minister of the Pacific States of America, walks through Japanese-controlled San Francisco as schoolchildren pass by reciting words back to their teacher. A… Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Writer and producer Julie Plec and actors Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice King, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey attend SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

It’s the news most fans knew was coming, but it still hurt: “The Vampire Diaries” is ending. The cast and producers made the announcement Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. Season 8 will be the last year of the CW drama, but that leaves 16 episodes for crazy twists and turns. We’re hoping the writers can fit… Read the rest of this entry

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SEGA® Reveals Two New Sonic Titles Coming In 2017

Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Party Reveals New Console Games, Updates to Sonic Dash Mobile and the Reveal of Season Two of the Hit Animated Series BURBANK, Calif., July 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sonic celebrated his 25 th anniversary at a sold out event on Friday evening during San Diego Comic-Con held at the House of Blues.Today SEGA… Read the rest of this entry

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Gam3rCon

NewSchool Also Serves As Title Sponsor of Popular Annual Gaming Convention SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ — NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) will serve as the host venue and title sponsor of Gam3rCon, the premier gaming convention in San Diego for gamers, by gamers. The 7 th annual convention, which kicked off on July… Read the rest of this entry