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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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The Raid, Filmmaker John Carpenter, Last Jedi Bts, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

By David Kozlowski | 21 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #5 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issue: 7.14.17

What's happening everybody? It's Comic-Con week here at Lrm, so while everyone else is geeking-out down in San Diego, we decided to get a little bit weird. We're digging into some classic John Carpenter films, we've got a couple truly amazing fight scenes, a war film that can go toe-to-toe with Dunkirk, and an awesome new behind-the-scenes video about this holiday's Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Have a great Weekend guys!!!

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic
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Trek to the Past – Star Trek: Tos Season One in Review

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Star Trek is probably the most successful science fiction franchise of all time spanning six decades of science fiction storytelling. In the series, I will be looking at the highlights of all the past episodes from each season of all five TV shows that went before leading up to the new series Star Trek: Discovery that will be airing in the fall of 2017.

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One

Original Broadcast: (September 8th 1966 – April 29th 1967)

Development

After a failed attempt at selling Star Trek to NBC with the pilot ‘The Cage’, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike, NBC told Gene Roddenberry to film a second pilot with a more “action & adventure” orientated plot – which was unheard of at the time. Roddenberry complied and wrote two story outlines: one being ‘Mudd’s Women’ and the second being ‘The Omega Glory’ both of which were produced later on the series
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Watch Mark Hamill Perform Dialogue From The Killing Joke Live as The Joker

"Memory's so treacherous..." 

During Star Wars Celebration last weekend, Mark Hamill took the opportunity to plug his upcoming animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke. During his panel at the event the actor performed some dialogue from the film live as The Joker, and it's freakin' awesome! Hamill will always be my favorite version of The Joker. He just always manages to bring that character to life through his voice perfectly, and it's always fun to see him break out and do it live for his fans! As you'll see, he gets really into it and gives his fans a great show. Check it out!

Via: Flicks And The City
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Is Saoirse Ronan the Female Villain in Star Wars: Episode VII?

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Is Saoirse Ronan the Female Villain in Star Wars: Episode VII?
Saoirse Ronan is the latest actress to be thrown into the Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumor mill, with Latino Review reporting that she recently went in to read for an unspecified role in this highly anticipated sequel.

The actress is said to have passed on the role of Wanda Maximoff (aka The Scarlet Witch) in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is also a Disney production. Speculation is that she turned down that role for a shot at Star Wars. It isn't known which Star Wars: Episode VII role the actress tested for, though it is being reported that there is a female villain in the movie. Whether or not she is up for that particular part has yet to be seen, and there are no further details on this character. Is she a Sith? Or did she go into read for the part of Han Solo's daughter?

The
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Briefs: Mark Patton Comes Out As HIV Positive, Greg Louganis Rejects The Boycott, and Goodbye Sean Sasser

Birthday shoutouts go to Roger Federer (above), who is ageless, Jc Chasez is 37, and Drew Lachey is 37.

Syfy has chosen the title for its NYC-centered Sharknado sequel from over 5,000 Twitter suggestions. They completely ignored my entry, Sharks & The City and instead went with … Sharknado 2: The Second One. Whatever.

As I still try to wrap my head around the fact that Karen Black is gone, here’s an interview with her Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean co-star Mark Patton, who talks about that experience, as well as playing Jesse in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, and his despair over Hollywood homophobia. He also talks for the first time about being HIV Positive, and his happy life now, as he’s about to turn 50.

Russian Sports Minister Wants Lgbt Activists to ‘Calm Down’

But Greg Louganis is rejecting the Sochi Olympic boycott.

Our thoughts are
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The Descendants: Hawaii Without the Hula

Until this very moment, Alexander Payne has made a rather successful career with his ability to seamlessly meld pain with biting black humor. His Citizen Ruth (1996) brazenly tackles the Pro-Life movement and its foes. Election (1999) wickedly chronicles the disasters raging high-school hormones wrought on both self-centered teens and their instructors. About Schmidt takes its aging eponymous widower (Jack Nicholson) on a caustic trip to self-discovery while attending his daughter's wedding. And Sideways (2004), an ode to oenophiles in search of love, won him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Descendants, the closing-night attraction at the New York Film Festival, seems to be his first misstep, although the result is far from unbearable thanks to a talented cast that rises above a highly disjointed screenplay.

The opening shot is of Elizabeth King (Patricia Hastie), a beautiful blonde hurtling across a waterway with the gales of excitement blowing across her face. The locale is Hawaii.
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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011

The 2011 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Some of the best movies of the year are coming to a theater near you, so keep it connected with the City of Films. Joins the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – Cof will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

Enjoy the guide:

Quick Month: September – October – November- December

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – September 9, 2011

Directed By: Tom Brady

Starring: Nick Swardson, Don Johnson, Christina Ricci

Synopsis: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps — and become a porn star.

Analysis: Remember that movie It’s Pat? I can’t
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Drag Queen Joins The Cast Of Johnson's TV Drama

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Drag Queen Joins The Cast Of Johnson's TV Drama
A top reality TV drag queen has landed a leading role in Miami Vice star Don Johnson's new drama set in a Beverly Hills hairdressing salon.

D.J. Pierce, aka Shangela, was a hit on quirky U.S. TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, and now he's set for more television stardom.

He tells Eonline.com, "I play Snip. He's a hairstylist out of New York who comes to Los Angeles and gets into the busy life of the salon.

"I'm a gay queen from New York City who does hair, so you know I have a bit of a b**ch in me."

Shangela reveals his character won't be in drag at first, but adds, "I always got a wig in the bag - so if they need it, it's there!"

The upcoming drama will also feature Ellen Barkin and Sex & The City regular Mario Cantone.

Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Saturday July 24th!

Hey Gang! Comic-Con International has unveiled the full schedule for Saturday July 24th! If you thought Thursday and Friday were insanely awesome and crazy, wait until you see what's planned for Saturday! There is a ton of great stuff going on that you're going to want to see! We've got all Marvel film panel with Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. There's also Green Lantern, Cowboys & Aliens, Sucker Punch, Harry Potter, Paul, and a ton of other great stuff! And if you aren't able to make it out to Comic-Con this year don't worry we got your back, and will be covering everything we possibly can. I've highlighted all the events we hope to cover. If you're going to comic-con we will be having a little meet up. The details for that will be revealed soon. Now check out the full schedule below and start planning out your Comic-Con geekdom.
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