Captain America: Civil War, The DC Comic Book Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange Casting

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In a week dominated by comic book movie headlines, the hosts of GeekScholars Movie News did their research and come ready to report everything you need to know about Marvel and DC’s upcoming projects in this episode.If you’re a comic book movie fan, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Hit the jump to find out why

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke: The First Story Out Today!


The inspiration for the anime masterpiece Princess Mononoke, Princess Mononoke: The First Story is an ecological fable written and illustrated, in gorgeous watercolors, by the legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki.

Published in North America by VIZ Media, the oversized  (11¾ x 11¾ inch) hardcover – which also features an afterword by Miyazaki – is released under its Studio Ghibli Library imprint – and is in stores today. For further details, follow the jump.

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Christian Slater Is Mr. Robot!

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USA Network has signed Christian Slater to play the title role in its cybercrime pilot, Mr. Robot. His character runs an underground hacker organization bent on razing corporate America.

The cast also includes Remi Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaiken, and Martin Wallström. For more, follow the jump.

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Sneak Peek: “Forever” The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths


Tonight on “Forever” we find Henry experiencing a little case of deja vu when a human heart is delivered to the police station and he is asked to consult. While investigating what’s in the box, Henry finds himself in what appears to be a Jack the Ripper copycat killing spree which of course transports him back to the time when he experienced the real Jack the Ripper killings first hand.
(ABC, Tuesdays 10/9C)

Check out the Sneak Peek after the jump!

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Piz’s First Trailer: Beside Still Waters!

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No matter what he does, Chris Lowell will probably always be best remembered for playing the good-hearted Piz on the Veronica Mars TV series – and reprising the role in the Veronica Mars movie. Which would be simultaneously cool (it’s a great series and terrific movie) and a shame – his first film as a director, Beside Still Waters, won both the Jury and Audience Prizes at the 2013 Austin Film Festival.

Beside Still Waters stars Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist), Reid Scott (Veep), Beck Bennett (SNL), Brett Dalton (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Will Brill (Not Fade Away), Erin Darke (Kill Your Darlings), Jessy Hodges (Hindsight) and Britt Lower (Unforgettable). It opens in theaters on November 14th and premieres on VOD on November 18th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Sneak Peek: Laggies – Bachelorette Games!

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In Laggies, Keira Knightley stars as Megan, a 28-year old woman who has never grown up – despite a really good education.  When her high school sweetheart proposes, she freaks out at the thought of so specific a future and takes a week to try to think things through – or not.

She crashes with her 16-year old friend, Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her father, world weary Craig (Sam Rockwell).

Laggies, directed by Lynne Shelton, premieres in select theaters on October 24th and goes wide on November 7th. Follow the jump for further details – and a new slightly NSFW clip.

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Perfect Square Announces 30th Anniversary Voltron History!


The 30th Anniversary Voltron book, Voltron From Days Long Ago, A 30th Anniversary Celebration, will be available on October 28th.

Authored by Brian Smith, a former Marvel Comics editor and writer of Perfect Square’s Voltron Force graphic novel series; Marc Morrell, , co-host of the official “Let’s Voltron!” podcast, and Joshua Bernard, founder of the CollectionDX website, Voltron: From Days Long Ago explores the history and legacy of the classic anime and manga series Voltron – from the first issue to toys action figures and more.

For further details, follow the jump.

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40 Years! Hello Kitty Celebrates Anniversay with Hello Kitty – Hello 40!


The irrepressible not-a-cat, Hello Kitty is celebrating her 40th anniversary tis year and in honor of that landmark, VIZ Media has released the tribute album, Hello Kitty – Hello 40 – a collection of Hello Kitty stories and art from a line-up that includes  Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans art series), Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), Gene Luen Yang (Boxers and Saints) and Uglydoll co-creator David Horvath. Hello Kitty – Hello 40, VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint, is now available.

VIZ Media will also take part in the very first Hello Kitty convention. Hello Kitty Con 2014 will take place in Los Angeles October 30th – November 2nd at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo district.

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Tweet With The Dead During PLL We Love You To DeAth Special!


ABC Family’s Halloween special, Pretty Little Liars: We Love You To DeAth takes fans behind the scenes of the network’s most popular series. Janel Parrish, Andrea Parker, Bryce Johnson and Val Chermkovskiy, Janel’s partner on Dancing with the Stars, will live live tweet with fans.

Being a Halloween special, it wouldn’t be right to just chat with he current cast, so there will be a Dearly Departed segment featuring interviews with some of A’s victims – Bianca Lawson, Ryan Merriman and Bryce Johnson.

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesday, October 21st (8/7C). Follow the jump for details.

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Fox Orders Scream Queens Straight To Series!

Paley Center For Media's Paleyfest 2011 Event Honoring "Glee"

The creators of American Horror Story have struck again! Ryan Murphy and Brad Felchuk – along with Ian Brennan – have sold a fifteen episode horror-comedy series called Scream Queens to FOX.

The series is planned as anthology series with dual female leads in new stories each season. The first season will take place on a college campus where a series of murders has everyone running scared – and premiere in Fall, 2015.

Though the press release (following the jump) doesn’t say so explicitly, the series title calls to mind such legendary scream queens like Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s a proud tradition going all the way back to Fay Wray in King Kong.

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