'Don't Look Now' as Criterion Takes 'A Day in the Country' One 'Autumn Afternoon' & more in February

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Every month, the Criterion Collection selects a number of cinematically and culturally important films and makes an effort to preserve them with specialized DVD and Blu-ray releases. For February 2015, the Criterion Collection brings a new mix of classic films into the modern era with new restorations that mark the first time they've ever been available in high-definition (usually). In the mix we have Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, Martin Rosen's animated adaptation of Richard Adams's Watership Down, Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself, Jean Renoir's A Day in the Country, Federico Fellini's Satyricon, and Yasujiro Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon.

For full details on all six releases, read on.

Feb
08
2015
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The Gambler Remake Slated for December Release

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James Toback’s The Gambler has been remade by film director Rupert Wyatt this year and will hit the cinemas globally on December 19. The film, which will star Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett a failing English professor who is struggling to hold down a respectable job while engaging frequently in high stakes gambling is joined by the enigmatic John Goodman in what promises to be a great end to a year of amazing movies.

Dec
10
2014
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NYCC 2014: Amber Benson Talks Witches, Writing, and Passing the Bechdel Test

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The multi-talented Amber Benson is best recognized as Tara Maclay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but recently, she is starring in Geek & Sundry’s new show Morganville: The Series and wrote the Calliope Reaper-Jones series for Penguin. Her newest book The Witches of Echo Park is coming out in January 2015. She sat down with me at New York Comic Con to discuss her life-long fascination with magic and how to make it through the saddest moments of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

Nov
04
2014
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NYCC 2014: Helvetika Bold – A Super Woman with a Message for Good

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On Friday afternoon, I was standing in line for “Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium.” It was one of my most anticipated panel of the convention, and clearly, I wasn’t alone in that opinion as the line stretched on in front and behind me. Next to me in line, however, was a superhero Helvetika Bold, an activist who gained her superpowers after an underground printing press exploded with her inside. With her new-found abilities, she can transform lies and fear into uniting truths and universal principles. Unexpectedly, my meeting with this incredible lady became one of my highlights of the entire convention. Check out her origin story comic book for free here, and read on for highlights from our conversation.

Oct
23
2014
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"Birdman," "Once Upon a Time," and More Highlights From NYCC - Friday

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Friday at New York Comic Con is over, and wow, it was a busy day! On the main stage, there was ABC’s Once Upon a Time, as well as Michael Keaton and Edward Norton’s new film Birdman. Meanwhile, “Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium” was at full capacity (and then some!), and it definitely did not disappoint with a wide variety of artists, writers, and creators. Here are the highlights from Friday, including a preview of Michael Keaton and Edward Norton's new film Birdman, social justice superheroes, and great cosplay from New York Comic Con!

Oct
23
2014
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Thrilling Adventure Hour, Cary Elwes, and More Highlights from NYCC – Sunday

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Sunday is the last day of New York Comic Con, and in the past, it has been a more leisurely day without many big panels or events. 2014 has been a year for defying expectations, however, as Sunday morning started with John Hodgman, Paget Brewster, Mac Evan Jackson, and the rest of the cast of the Thrilling Adventure Hour making a major announcement about the future of the show, and it ended with Cary Elwes telling stories about the making of The Princess Bride. Read on for all the highlights, quotes, and best cosplay outfits from Sunday!

Oct
22
2014
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Gail Simone, Mike Tyson, and More Highlights from NYCC - Saturday

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Saturday at New York Comic Con is traditionally the biggest day as far as events, special guests, and crowds, and 2014 was no different. The stars of FX’s hit comedy The League including Paul Scheer, Mark Duplass, and Nick Kroll screened a new episode and answered questions from the fans. Meanwhile on the other side of the Javits Center, writers Gail Simone, Paul Tobin, and Brian Wood talked about the challenges of adapting beloved video games to comic books, and the stars of Black Dynamite, The Heart, She Holler, and Mike Tyson Mysteries talked about this year’s new Adult Swim programming. Read on for a full rundown of Saturday’s highlights, including The League, Bee & Puppycat, Dark Horse, and Adult Swim!

Oct
21
2014
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New Clips from Big Hero 6, Tomorrowland Premiere at NYCC 2014

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Brand new clips from Walt Disney Picture's upcoming films Big Hero 6 and Tomorrowland premiered on Thursday at New York Comic Con. Since cameras were strictly not allowed in the hall once the presentation began, here are recaps of all five Big Hero 6 clips as well as the brand-new teaser and extended clip from Tomorrowland.

Oct
21
2014
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Tomorrowland, Big Hero 6, and More Highlights from NYCC - Thursday

Thursday was the official kick-off for New York Comic Con 2014. In the past, Thursday has been mainly for press, exhibitors, and eager con-goers wanting to get a jump on exclusive merchandise. This year, however, Disney opened New York Comic Con with a bang with panels for Big Hero 6 and the highly anticipated Tomorrowland. There was more to Thursday than just the main hall, however, so read on for a rundown of best pictures, quotes, and highlights for Thursday.

Oct
21
2014
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Make 'Em Laugh: Gaffigan's "Obsessed" isn't Jim at his Best

Jim Gaffigan ranks among my favorite comedians, but even I have to confess that I’ve found his comedy specials to be declining in quality as the years have marched on. His early appearances on Comedy Central stand-up shows and his first special Beyond the Pale remain some of my favorite comedy bits of the 00s, but since then there’s a fair argument to be made that he’s been coasting, or worse, repeating himself a bit. Some of that sentiment stems from his transition from his safe zone of all food comedy, all the time. That and his self-condemning audience persona were his two mainstays that made him a terrific stand-up act. Understandably, not wanting to be pigeon-holed as “the food comedy guy”, he’s been branching out since King Baby (which was still pretty food-centric and consistently funny from start to finish), but it hasn’t been working too well for him, especially not with Obsessed.

Jun
16
2014
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