Kevin Melrose

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Legendary Effects Artist Rick Baker is Retiring

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Saying "the business is crazy right now," seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker is retiring from the Hollywood special effects world at age 64.

Watch Captain America Vs. Hulk In Canceled Marvel Fighting Game

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

Rough footage from the canceled EA Chicago game showcases the destruction unleashed in a brawl between a rampaging Hulk and smack-talking Cap.

Thieves Steal 500 Comics in Calgary Smash and Grab

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Thieves broke into Alpha Comics in Calgary, Alberta, early Thursday, taking more than 500 comic books and trade paperbacks, stuffing them in a garbage bag.

"Heroes Reborn" Enlists "Covert Affairs" Alum Nazneen Contractor

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: TV

The “24” veteran joins the NBC revival in a recurring role as the mysterious and militant Farah.

M. Night Shyamalan Would Like a Shot at an "Unbreakable" TV Series

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The filmmaker says he’s be interested in continuing his 2000 superhero drama as a limited-run television series.

DC Metro Bans "Issue" Ads Rather than Run Muhammad Cartoon

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Washington, D.C., Transit Authority will reject all issue-oriented advertising after an anti-Islam group sought to run an ad featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad

WATCH: Full "Kung Fury" Movie is Now Online; Bask in Its Insanity!

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

The over-the-top Swedish martial-arts comedy “Kung Fury” has punched and kicked its way online — all 31 minutes of it.

Paramount's "Transformers" Plans May Include Bumblebee Spinoff

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

Hasbro's CEO suggests the fan-favorite yellow Autobot could get his own movie in the planned "Transformers" cinematic universe.

The Flash and Reverse-Flash Zoom Into "Grand Theft Auto V"

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games

The Flash mod enables the red-clad character to run faster and fly higher, while the Reverse-Flash version introduces the yellow suit.

Bryan Fuller Offers Update on Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods"

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

Starz hasn’t given the green light just yet, but the “Hannibal” producer says the fantasy novel adaptation could debut in late 2016.

Iron Man Figures Reimagined as Hello Kitty, Batman & More

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

There have been a lot of Iron Man action figures release over the past eight years, but none of them are as amazing as artist Sam Kwok's custom creations.

Amy Poehler Walks Down Memory Lane in New "Inside Out" Clip

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

Joy introduces viewers to some of Riley’s childhood memories in the latest clip from the upcoming Pixar film.

JMS and Wachowskis' "Sense8" Connects With Eight Character Trailers

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

Ahead of its June 5 debut, Netflix has released eight trailers for the sci-fi thriller from J. Michael Straczynski and Andy and Lana Wachowski.

"The Sixth Gun" RPG Kickstarter Blasts Past Funding Goal

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Just two days after its launch, the campaign for the role-playing game has already exceeded its goal by more than $24,000.

Paramount to Take "Beyblade" For a Spin

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to "Beyblade" - the Japanese spinning toys turned multimedia franchise - with plans to develop a live-action feature.

"Speed Racer" Gears Up For New Series

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

Tokyo-based Tatsunoko Production has announced it's developing a modern take on the classic anime series.

SNIKT! Here's How to Build Your Own Working Wolverine Claws!

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Advancer Technologies has released a tutorial for 3D-printed bionic claws that make use of the company’s muscle sensor that detects whether you’re flexing.

"Transformers" Writers' Room Adds "Ant-Man" Scribes; Cybertron Movie Possible

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Ant-Man's" Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have joined the team behind Paramount's expanded universe plans, which may include a Cybertron origin movie.

"Batman: Arkham Knight" Trailer Reveals PlayStation-Exclusive Content

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

PlayStation players will get a first crack at Scarecrow Nightmare Missions and skins based on the 1966 TV series and "Justice League 3000."

Ed Piskor's "Hop Hop Family Tree" to Become Monthly Comic

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The bestselling book series will released as a monthly comic beginning in August, a first for publisher Fantagraphics Books.

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