17 Jul, 2017

CONTEST: Win a Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Prize Package and Movie Tickets

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We’re celebrating the brand new Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie with a truly sensational contest! Fans can enter to win a very special prize pack filled with tons of Valerian merchandise including t-shirts, posters, fidget spinners, and more! Oh, and did we mention the best part? A chance for you and one friend to win tickets to an advanced screening of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on Tuesday July 18th, 2017!

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06 Jul, 2017

CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to Spider-Man Homecoming at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY

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We’re celebrating the brand new Spider-Man Homecoming movie with an absolutely amazing contest! Fans can enter to win a PAIR of tickets to a screening of YOUR choosing for Spider-Man Homecoming at the incredible Alamo Drafthouse Greater NY in Yonkers!

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28 Mar, 2017

Editorial: Does a Venom Movie NEED Spider-Man?

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Article by Gregg Katzman; artwork by Mark Bagley, Randy Emberlin, and Bob Sharen

“Do you need Spider-Man in Venom’s first movie?” I’m guessing 9 out of 10 comic book fans will quickly answer “yes” to that question. After all, Spidey plays a huge role in Eddie Brock becoming Venom (read Amazing Spider-Man #300), and then the wall-crawler continues to play a big part in Venom’s story. The frightening foe’s a twisted reflection of the friendly hero and the two have had their fair share of memorable stories over the years. Like it or not, they’re strongly connected. That said, can you rework Venom’s story to not include Spider-Man? Yes, it’s definitely possible. Should you, though? Well, that all depends on what they’re bringing to the table, doesn’t it?

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There’s news of a new Green Lantern Corp film, movements being made on a Shazam movie, Batman and Flash wonder, “button, button, who’s got the button?”, Justice League Dark gets animated (and there’s going to be an east coast premiere) and Marvel installs a Secret Empire. All that and a special giveaway, plus top picks!

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19 Aug, 2016

Report: Zendaya is Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Face it tiger, you just hit the big screen (again).

According to The Wrap, actress Zendaya is playing the iconic Marvel character Mary Jane Watson in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Nowadays, casting reveals are almost always going to generate a heated debate online (even though the best course of action is to wait until we at least have some legitimate footage of the person’s performance), but in this case, it’s already causing some very ugly conversations. In the comics, Mary Jane Watson is a Caucasian with red hair, and Zendaya is *gasp* biracial and isn’t a redhead. #NotMyMJ! Is that what truly matters, though? From what I’ve seen, the conversation is focused on ethnicity, but the real question is, can she do Mary Jane Watson’s personality justice?

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04 Jan, 2016

George Reeves as Superman: Five Favorite Episodes, & Five Fun Facts

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By Gerry Gladston

With a cheerful smile and a wink, George Reeves’ Superman won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in the 1950s and well beyond.  Reeves’ Superman exuded friendly confidence, compassion, humor, and an air of almost paternal authority.  Everyone in the room always knew where they stood with Superman, and the authorities never questioned him. Gangsters feared him, but he was a super-gentleman to everyone else, especially Lois Lane.  The playful, romantic tension between Lois and Superman was a big part of the fun factor!

His role as the Man of Steel ran from 1951 through 1958, but Reeves’ endearing portrayal resonated with fans for decades to come.  To this day, for many, George Reeves has always been, and will always be…SUPERMAN!

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