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Dunham-Simmons III: The 18 best moments

As a man in his mid-40s nicknamed The Sports Guy who is certainly nobody’s idea of a feminist- for many years, his columns regularly included the phrase “the lesson as always- women ruin everything”- Bill Simmons is the last guy I’d expect to regularly host podcast discussions with Lena Dunham. Host them he has, as more »

Michael Lewis’ “Big Short” movie is a go, with big stars in place

Author Michael Lewis is known for multiple popular books about sports- “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side”- that have been made into movies, and multiple books about finance and Wall Street- “Liar’s Poker,” “Flash Boys,” “The Big Short”- that have not been. That’s about to change, however, with the news that a movie adaptation of “” is more »

TV review: ‘Agent Carter’ is a fun return to Marvel’s 1940s

Marvel knew it had a treasure in Hayley Atwell, and she’s the reason Agent Carter deserves to happen. The best comic and sci-fi stories deal with things everyone can relate to, no matter how fantastic the circumstances that cause them. Everybody has loved and lost. The big difference between Peggy Carter and most of us more »

Latest “The Walking Dead” trailer is about survival

In the world of The Walking Dead, there’s barely any time to mourn the lost. You deal with things, try to stay safe and move around – a lot. We don’t get a lot of information from the latest trailer for the second half of Season 5. They don’t need to reveal a whole lot, however. The more »

Carrie Brownstein is writing a pre-“Portlandia”memoir

Make room next to Kim Gordon’s memoir, another influential indie rocker is putting part of her life to paper: Carrie Brownstein will delve into her life and share with us how she came to play guitar, before, during, and after the time she was in Sleater-Kinney. According to an interview Brownstein gave to the NME, more »

No Secret: Marvel and ABC have high hopes for Agent Carter

Comic-based movie and TV projects haven’t been this good in a long time. Arrow and its spinoff Flash are playing to rave reviews, with a Supergirl show on the way. Marvel has seamlessly blended its cinematic and TV universes with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, the drama gaining steam after its Captain America crossover. But like most more »

Ant-Man trailer featured on ‘Agent Carter’ premiere

Not even the most optimistic of Marvel Comics readers could have seen this day coming in the pre-“Iron Man” era. Peggy Carter, a supporting character in “Captain America: The First Avenger” is getting her own TV show. And while it was on, Marvel will tease a freaking Ant-Man movie. Here it is:   Iron Man, Captain more »

Hayley Atwell goes undercover in Agent Carter trailer

Marvel’s shared TV and cinematic universe is firing on all cylinders. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just wrapped its second season, and now we’ll get to see the beginnings of the super spy organization. Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter character from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and some Agents cameos will get her own seven-episode miniseries starting January more »

‘Vampire Diaries’ Claire Holt being discussed for Supergirl role

Claire Holt has impressed as Rebekah on CW’s Vampire Diaries and its spinoff, The Originals. Now she may take to the sky as CBS’ Supergirl. The Wrap reports that Holt is among those testing for the lead role. Greg Berlanti, producer on Flash and Arrow, will write and executive produce here. CW passed on this more »

Vin Diesel still teasing his ‘Inhumans’ involvement

Vin Diesel hasn’t been shy about Marvel courting him for a role in its upcoming Inhumans movie. He has been dropping hints about it since August, when he mentioned on Facebook that Marvel seemed to think he was Inhuman. He’s posted another social media teaser. Marvel’s recent mega-movie reveal has this oneslated for a November more »

‘The Walking Dead’ setting “Cobalt” spinoff in Los Angeles

TVLine reports that the upcoming spinoff from “The Walking Dead” will be set in Los Angeles. It’s a good thing that Zombieland TV adaptation didn’t get picked up, or things could have gotten awkward. That movie and its TV spinoff were set in L.A. as well. Early reports suggest the TWD spinoff may be a more »

The 7 most important literary moments of 2014

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on all the times I squealed, screamed, bawled, and battle-cried inside a book store like a lunatic (these moments are many). Book lovers will agree that the literary world is a-changin’ and the landscape is looking a lot different than it did more »