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Marvel: Pulp to Pop – How the Marvel Universe Was Created!

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ABC special Marvel: Pulp to Pop will give fans of everything Marvel, from comics to movies and television, an exclusive look at how the company grew – from its creation as Timely Comics in 1939 to the entertainment behemoth it’s become today.

Marvel: Pulp to Pop will be hosted by Emily ‘Agent 13′ Van Camp and air on Tuesday, November 4th (9/8C). Follow the jump for more.

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RDJ Signs Up for Two More Avengers Movies!


Marvel.com has just announced the signing of Robert Downey Jr. for two more Avengers movies – making his final line from the first Iron Man movie, ‘I am Iron Man,’ resonate for a few more years, and Avengers 2 and 3.

No details regarding the deal have been released but whatever they might be, it’s nice to know that the founding father of the ‘billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist’ club will suiting up at least twice more.

Six New Star Wars Movies, Downey Jr. to Retire Iron Man, Blue Electro, Preview Reviews for Catching Fire and R.I.P.D, Oblivion Reviewed

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On this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts debut a brand new segment called ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’, where they debate the pro and cons of some of the past week’s biggest headlines including:

  • The news that six new Star Wars movies are coming—one a year starting in 2015
  • Robert Downey, Jr. may retire from Iron Man soon
  • The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker joins Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the neon blue Ultimate version in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Stanley Tucci has joined Transformers 4
  • Pitch Perfect 2 is coming in 2015
  • Fast and Furious 7 is coming in 2014
  • Weird Science will get an R-rated remake in 2015

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 12. Ben Kingsley as the Iron Man 3 Villain; Reviews of The Cabin in the Woods and Lockout; First Look at Looper w/ Bruce Willis

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we jump into the probability that Sir Ben Kinglsey will be playing the villain in Iron Man 3…but who?

Then listen to us share our optimism after view the preview forLooper, a sci-fi time-travel actioneer starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as, well, a younger Bruce Willis.

After that, the GeekScholars present their non-spoilerific review of The Cabin in the Woods, and GeekScholar Chris flies solo as he praises Guy Pearce’s performance inLockout, but bashes on pretty much every other aspect of the movie. Then, as always, we close out with some quickies…

But! If you are a listener who heeded our advice and DID see The Cabin in the Woods, first off, we are very proud of you, but secondly, we encourage you to hang out after the credits to listen to our after-show bonus discussion where geek out about The Cabin in the Woodsa bit more, but with tons of spoilers dotting the conversation.

Listen to the glory!

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CONTEST: Smell like Tony Stark! Diesel: Only The Brave Iron Man Limited Edition

Our friends at Diesel have given us a sample of their Only The Brave Iron Man Limited Edition fragrance to help celebrate the legendary comic book hero. So we are now offering it up to you! For a limited time you can also purchase a bottle that comes with an exclusive Iron Man comic book. Read the details after the jump for your chance to win!

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The State of Comic Book Movies by Scott (The Plant) Essman

Since the box office explosion of Tim Burton’s Batman feature adaptation in 1989, the major Hollywood movie studios have attempted to exploit the comic book / graphic novel in feature adaptations of hordes of previously dormant franchises. In the past twenty years, there have been many such films and sequels, not to mention many other films which have tried to copy the métier of these films with the hope of kickstarting a new franchise for studios who increasingly rely on the synergy of their various divisions, be they publishing, broadcasting, print, amusement parks, and emerging digital technologies. The issue is that only a very few of these properties have proved worthy of their legacy, and even fewer have created the buzz that the modern incarnation of studios swear by to generate material across the many media that they govern.

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Iron Man Extremis Motion Comic, Episode 2 Preview

Last year I purchased The Watchmen Motion Comic, which was so awful that I was turned off by all future Motion Comic Efforts. I watched episode 1 of Marvel’s Extremis Motion Comic and am now a believer in this medium’s potential. Marvel has created a first rate production here. The 2nd episode of this series is now available on iTunes. Check out the preview to see Motion Comics done right.

MOVIE NEWS: Whedon to Assemble Avengers!

Variety is reporting that the man who made Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and the crew of the Serenity legends of sci fi and fantasy, one Joss Whedon, has been named as director of The Avengers.


Following two Iron Man movies and single films featuring The Incredible Hulk, Captain America and The Mighty Thor, The Avengers has Col. Nick Fury bringing the characters together, as The Avengers, to face an alien threat.

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MOVIES: The Best & Worst of 2008!


For this year’s best and worst list I am going to follow the example set, this year, by legendary critic Roger Ebert, who decided not to rank his favorite films of the year. Instead, he listed the twenty films he most enjoyed in alphabetical order. It’s a really good idea – so, here are my favorite fifteen films of 2008…

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