‘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 »

Stephen King’s ‘It’ will get the two-movie treatment

“It” will follow in the footsteps of final Hunger Games and Harry Potter adaptations, getting two films helmed by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga. Vulture tracked down producer Dan Lin, who is excited about the project, and about getting author Stephen King’s blessing. Lin said King was ecstatic about their treatment, calling it the version more »

AMC moves ahead with ‘Preacher’ pilot

There’s a comic book renaissance going on in movies and TV. Projects such as The Flash and Arrow  are finding audiences, and shows featuring Supergirl and Agent Peggy Carter are on the way. But Garth Ennis’ Preacher isn’t anything like those, or most other books. It follows Rev. Jesse Custer, who is on a quest more »

Mark Hamill to reprise his Trickster role on “Flash”

One of the best things about CW’s new Flash effort is the loving easter eggs it drops from DC Comics history. It uses not just the books, but the first short-lived Flash show for references. Mark Hamill, who portrayed The Trickster in the 1990 version, will return to play him in CW’s latest incarnation. Hitfix reports more »

Walking Dead spinoff has working title- “Cobalt”- and some casting

Deadline reports that the first two members of the spinoff from The Walking Dead are cast. Frank Dillane of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will play Nick, the former druggie son of one of the show’s main characters, a guidance counselor named Nancy. He played a young Tom Riddle, who went on to become more »

AMC spoils The Walking Dead midseason finale before it airs on West Coast

It is not easy to avoid spoilers on Facebook and Twitter for a show as popular as The Walking Dead. But you don’t expect those spoilers to come from the network airing the show. AMC’s social media did that Sunday, revealing the death of a major character before TWD had aired on the West Coast. more »

Inside Apocalypse: Oscar Isaac to play latest X-Men villain

Oscar Isaac made his name starring in indie fare such as “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but he has joined two of the biggest film franchises going. The Hollywood Reporter says he’ll play Apocalypse in the 2016 X-Men film that introduces the powerful mutant. Isaac just wrapped a role in “Star Wars Episode VII.” Oscar fare is more »

Michelle MacLaren to helm Wonder Woman movie project

Wonder Woman’s movie was already going to make history as a solo movie starring comics’ most iconic female hero. In addition to breaking that barrier, it will boast a female director as well. Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, will bring the Amazon princess more »

NBC’s ‘Constantine’ isn’t cancelled but hasn’t been renewed either

John Constantine walks the fine line between life and death all the time, and his TV show is doing the same thing. NBC has announced its first season will end after only 13 episodes. But word from sources including TVLine is that Constantine is still in the running for a second season. While initial ratings more »

“Everyone goes south, every now and then”: Obama biography is called “The Stranger” 

Within Politico’s shockingly mean-spirited piece earlier this week demanding the firing of powerful White House aide Valerie Jarrett was an interesting nugget: Chuck Todd, the Meet the Press host, is getting ready to release a biography of President Obama, titled “The Stranger.” The book, which comes out today, in fact, is titled “” and according more »


The controversy about Lena Dunham and Ben Shapiro is about something bigger than either of them

Let’s talk about Lena Dunham. At least, that’s where we’re going to start. But that’s not where we are going to end up. For those of you living under a rock, Lena Dunham is the creator and star of HBO’s, “Girls.” Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, radio host and, “editor-at-large” of I’m gonna more »