Kevin Melrose

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Amazon, iTunes Add Racism Warning to "Tom and Jerry" Shorts

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Classic "Tom and Jerry" cartoons are now accompanied by disclaimers on Amazon Prime and iTunes warning viewers of "ethnic and racial prejudices."

Working Iron Man Gauntlet Fires Actual Missiles

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Like Tony Stark, custom-props builder Patrick Priebe likes to update his Iron Man armor - this time making it able to fire an honest-to-goodness missile.

Smith, Johns & Amell's (Green) Arrow Join Cast of "LEGO Batman 3"

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Video Games

Kevin Smith, Geoff Johns and a voiced-by-Stephen Amell Green Arrow are the latest playable characters to join the next "LEGO Batman" game.

Is Ethan Hawke Marvel's Doctor Strange? Probably Not, But He'd Be Interested

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

While the latest "Doctor Strange" casting rumor appears to have been shot down, the star of "Sinister" indicates he'd take the call from director Scott Derrickson.

Final Trailer for Nolan's "Interstellar" Lands

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The third and final trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic has debuted, showcasing the film’s stunning visual effects and the story's high stakes.

Marvel-Kirby Dispute is Over, But Larger Copyright Issues Remain

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Although Marvel and the Kirby estate have settled their long-running legal dispute, there's still a gray area surrounding work-for hire before 1978.

"Tetris" to Become Live-Action Film, If All the Pieces Fall Into Place

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The producers of 1995's "Mortal Kombat" film hope to transform classic puzzle game "Tetris" into “a very big, epic sci-fi movie.”

"Walking Dead" Season 4 Gets Bad Lip Reading and a Rapping Carl

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

If you don't enjoy this "Walking Dead" Bad Lip Reading, then in the immortal misread words of Carl Grimes, “You can NOT handle the flow, son!”

Batman Gets his Own Epic Burger at McDonald's Hong Kong

Mon, September 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Forget the McRib -- McDonald's Hong Kong has rolled out its line of Justice League-themed meals, starting with the Batman Diner Double Beef.

"Legend of Korra" Book 4 Trailer Arrives

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Just a week ahead of the premiere of Book 4, Nickelodeon has released the official trailer for the final season of the fan-favorite animated series.

"Y: The Last Man" Film Dead, Rights Revert to Vaughan, Guerra

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Once slated to direct the movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's series, Dan Trachtenberg confirms rights have reverted back to its creators.

These Marvel-Themed Cereals Would Make Mornings Easier

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following in the sugar-coated footsteps of Spider-Man in the '90s, a pair of designers have dreamed up some contemporary Marvel breakfast cereals.

Surprise! It's National Comic Book Day

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day, September 25 is National Comic Book Day, which celebrates comics across America.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Featurette Reveals How to Catch Quicksilver

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In a new behind-the-scenes video, director Bryan Singer explains what went into creating one of the film’s most-talked-about scenes.

Watch a Supercut of the Many Deaths of Batman's Parents

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

From "Gotham" to "Super Friends," check out a compilation of the many times Batman's parents have died in popular media.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" Trailer Teaches Lesson in Manners, Kicking Butt

Tue, September 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson seize the spotlight in the new trailer for Matthew Vaughn's film, based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

"Fox & Friends" Struggles With Thor's Gender, Wonder Woman's Shorts

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

According to "Fox & Friends," the problem isn’t that female superheroes are oversexualized in comics and on film -- it’s they’re not being sexualized enough.

"Spawn" Fan Film May Make You Forget That Other Spawn Movie

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Spawn: The Recall," a stylish, atmospheric new fan film directed by Michael Paris, blends everyday life with a "dark fantasy story."

Petition Calls for Life-Size Statue of Wolverine in Edmonton

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Two residents of the Canadian province want to erect a life-size statue in honor of one of its native sons -- the X-Man known as Wolverine.

Long Beach Comic Con Announces Dwayne McDuffie Award

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

LBCC organizers have announced the Dwayne McDuffie Award, named in honor of the influential comics and animation writer who passed away in 2011.

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