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Netflix Reaches Huge Deal For Exclusive Rights To Walt Disney Movies

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 07:46 PM PST

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It's a big day for subscribers to Netflix's streaming video service, as the company has announced a massive new deal.

In a press release sent out today, Netflix Inc. and The Walt Disney Company have announced that they have reached an exclusive deal that will bring Disney's massive library of live-action and animated feature films to the streaming service.

Continue reading for more and to read the full press release. [...]

‘Family Guy’ Creator & ‘Ted’ Director Seth MacFarlane Plans Western Comedy For Next Project

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST

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If you thought that Ted, the live-action Mark Wahlberg comedy featuring a foul-mouthed CGI teddy bear, was the last live-action movie from Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane for a while, it appears you'd be wrong.

Ted, which MacFarlane made his live-action feature directorial debut on and voiced the title character, did huge numbers at the box office ($501 million worldwide on a $50 million budget), especially for an R-rated movie. So now plans are in the works for the next feature. [...]

Watch Now: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Production Video Offers First Look At Ciaran Hinds As Mance Rayder & More

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:30 PM PST

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OK---that first teaser poster for season 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones may not have got your blood pumping. Its primary function was to let us know the season would be arriving on March 31, 2013, and it did that.

Now we get into the real exciting stuff: images and previews and trailers. Oh, my!

A new featurette has been released looking at the production of season 3, with interviews with some of the cast members and our first peek at some of the new cast members, including Ciaran Hinds, who's playing Mance Rayder.

Check out the video below! [...]

Comic Review: Green Hornet #30

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 02:00 PM PST

Green Hornet #30

Green Hornet #30
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Jethro Morales
Colors by Kristy Swan
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Phil Hester & Stephen Sadowski
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Green Hornet #30 fills in a much needed gap in the current comic market. And that is super heroes solving crimes and fighting bad guys. Other companies have heroes battling heroes, fighting super villains, but this is just back to basics good guys vs. bad guys.

Author Jai Nitz turns in a fun script in this issue. It's PACKED with new twists and turns in the Green Hornet saga. He introduces some new allies for the Hornet, does a great job moving the villains story forward without even having the villain IN THE COMIC. And, last but not least, he changes something in the Green Hornet mythos that has never been done before. So far, I kinda like it. It'll be interesting to see where it goes and if the changes stick. [...]

Exclusive: 8-Page Preview Of ‘Empowered Special #3′ From Dark Horse Comics

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 12:42 PM PST

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Adam Warren's Empowered is a great series full of action and comedy, about a superhero called Empowered who is just trying to make it in a crazy world. She has to deal with villains who want to tie her up and heroes who just straight-up hate her. Generally, Empowered is published in graphic novel format, but every once in a while, Warren treats his readers to smaller size special issues, which is what we'll get with Empowered Special #3: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent.

In this issue, Empowered takes a trip to a top secret dumping ground for super-tech and has to fight her way through an army of "cyberangels" and "devil mecha." Check out our exclusive 8-page image gallery from the issue here after the jump [...]

Guillermo Del Toro Set To Return To Ghost Stories With ‘Crimson Peak’

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 12:30 PM PST

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We hear about Guillermo del Toro's "next" project fairly often, more times than not proving to not be his next project at all.

Still, it's being reported that the visionary director has set up his next movie with Legendary Pictures, the same studio behind his massive upcoming monsters versus robots flick, Pacific Rim.

The movie is titled Crimson Peak, and will bring the director back to something he's quite familiar with: ghosts. [...]

New ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster Puts Superman In Handcuffs

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 11:00 AM PST

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A new poster for Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie, Man of Steel, has been released.

In the poster, Superman himself (Henry Cavill) is being escorted by the military while handcuffed. We can only assume this means that these are either kryptonite handcuffs, or that Supes is doing whatever it is that he's doing intentionally. If not, the poster would show him being escorted by the military while handcuffed and laughing hysterically.

You can check out the new poster for Man of Steel by clicking on over to the other side now, and be sure to share what you think is going on here! [...]

Comic Review: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 09:30 AM PST

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184
Written by Larry Hama
Art by S L Gallant
Inks by Gary Erskine
Colors by J. Brown
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Ron Frenz & Larry Hama
IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 14, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE IDW's current G.I. Joe books. And I'm over the moon excited about the relaunch next year. But, once a month, I'm transported back in time and reminded WHY I love this franchise in the first place. And that's all thanks to this book. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #184 is just another example of that. And c'mon, it's got Roadpig and Zarana on the cover too!!

How awesome is writer Larry Hama? He's been writing this book for THIRTY YEARS (OK, the book wasn't published for a little chunk of that, but still) and he hasn't lost a beat with these characters and this concept. What impresses me most about his writing is that he's able to mix the perfect amount of real life military adventure with the right amount of sci-fi to create situations that are both believable and unbelievable at the same time. [...]

Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Books & eBooks

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 08:01 AM PST

Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Books and eBooks

Ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of Red Bull. It's THAT time of the year again and we here at Doom HQ have been busier than migrating elves in Middle Earth cultivating this list of the best books and eBooks of 2012. See below for our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Books & eBooks.

It seems that 2012 was a good year for rock 'n' roll memoir/biography/holy-shit-I-lived-through-that/hey-we're-still-relevant books because we've got a fairly long list of 'em for people like your cousin Phil who still wears that bogus KISS jersey he bought in the parking lot at NJ's Brendan Byrne Arena back in 1982. And there's lots more geeky awesome gift books in our annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide, including several movie and TV tie-ins; Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, which is so hot it made it onto this year's list twice; the Star Trek: The Klingon Bird-Of-Prey Owners' Workshop Manual, an obvious essential for all Bird-Of-Prey owners; picks for the Star Wars, Firefly, and The Avengers fans in your life; a bunch of urban fantasy selections, and a pick from the dudes over at Wizards of the Coast [...]

‘Chronicle’ Star Dane DeHaan Chosen To Play Harry Osborn In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

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Chronicle star Dane DeHaan has been chosen to take on the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to Sony and Columbia's recent reboot of the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man.

The casting for the role was competitive, as numerous names were reported to be in the running, as we shared with you here and also here. [...]

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