Promoting their award-winning film Blue is the Warmest Color, co-stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux recently talked with Interview Magazine for the November issue. In the interview the actresses discuss their public dispute with director Abdellatif Kechiche, the film’s explicit sex scenes, the challenging nature of the project and its emotional toll, Ang Lee‘s Lust, Caution, their prosthetic vaginas, winning at Cannes, and their upcoming projects. You can find the pics from the photo shoot inside.
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Marvel.com has confirmed that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, BtVS Season Eight: Wolves at the Gate) has signed on to be the showrunner for Netflix’s 13-episode Daredevil series. Goddard will also write and direct the first episode which is set to premiere sometime in 2015
The latest issue of G.I. JOE: Special Missions centers around one of the least heroic members of the team, Bildocker, whose uncanny ability to scavenge, locate, and trade for necessary ordinance and intel is matched by the overweight desk jock’s lack use in the field that certainly separates him from his more heroic teammates.
With Dial Tone along for the ride, Bildocker soon finds himself in way over his head in the bayou’s as a trip to an old friend to get what Roadblock and Mainframe need for their latest mission gets the pair attacked by Cobra troops and in a fight for their lives far from any back-up.
G.I. JOE: Special Missions #9 is an interesting issue because it reminds us that there are many jobs various JOEs are called on to do and not all of them are as heroic as those on the front lines. He may not fit the mold, but Bildocker is a vial member of the team. Although we only get a single issue for his story, I wouldn’t mind seeing Bildocker pop-up again sometime down the line. Worth a look.
- Title: The Big Bang Theory – The Discovery Dissipation
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Picking up a thread from a previous episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) continues to struggle with the notoriety of his famous scientific discovery (which only came about through a mistake). In an attempt to make her boyfriend feel better, Amy (Mayim Bialik) even reaches out to Wil Wheaton who attempts to use his own past as an example to make Sheldon feel better about his circumstances. Finally coming to terms with his celebrity, Sheldon is upset when Leonard (Johnny Galecki) disproves his roommate’s entire theory (and takes away his accidental, but still greatest, achievement).
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Here’s my look back at the ten best single comic issues from the past year. Including ongoing series, one-shots, and mini-series, the only limitations I put on this list was that the comic had to have been released in 2013 (no reprints) and I limited myself to only a single issue from any one title. Because I was focusing on standout issues rather than consistently strong comics every month several of my favorite series missed the cut, but, if time permits, I may work up my regular list of best comic series of the past year as well.
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Nova #10, which also marks the 100th issue of various Nova single titles over the years, features on the troubles of being a modern day teen super-hero. The main story deals with Sam Alexander coming to terms and joining the New Warriors, while also taking time to insult his new friends and head up to the moon to complain to the Watcher.
The issue’s back-up story features a conversation between Sam’s mother and his principal over the increasing number of unexplained absences. The conversation is set against Nova’s latest space adventure far from home. At $5 the comic feels a bit overpriced (and while the gallery of every previous Nova covers is nice, it’s also filler to boost the issue’s page count making it appear you’re getting five more pages of story than you actually are).
Even with these complaints, the issue works as both an introduction to the character for new readers as well as continuing Sam’s various struggles with being a hero and finding his place in the larger Marvel Universe. Worth a look.
Victorious over Bludgeon and Soundwave, and with a new leader in Rodimus Prime, the Autobots turn their attention to the four looming threats Primus warned the new Prime about: Galvatron (who is spirited off to safety by a Unicron cult), the mysterious Jhiaxus (who makes a shocking return to Cybertron), the Dark Matrix creature, and Spike Witwicky.
It will be interesting to see these various threats play out, either individual or if there is some kind of convergence that drives them to a tipping point. The future of Shockwave and Starscream, as well as the Dinobots and the ancient Transformers who have returned to the surface of the planet for the first time in eons, and what role they are to play also remains uncertain.
Although I’m a bit uncertain of the Spike and Dark Matrix creature subplots, Transformers: Regeneration One #96 does a good job of wrapping up the loose ends from the last arc and setting up several new threats for the Autobots moving forward. Worth a look.
- Title: Arrow – The Scientist
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As Moira (Susanna Thompson) returns to Queen Consolidated over Isabel Rochev‘s (Summer Glau) concerns, Oliver (Stephen Amell) investigates a break-in by one of Brother Blood‘s (Kevin Alejandro) enhanced soldiers (Graham Shiels) and Arrow gets one of its most prestigious guest-stars yet when a criminal scientist from Central City named Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) arrives in town to investigate the odd case. As Barry and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) work (and make goo-goo eyes) together, Oliver has Diggle (David Ramsey) look into the jumpy young scientist who hasn’t been completely honest with his personal reasons for coming to Starling City.
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The severed finger with a ring very much like his own in a box leads The Shadow to the frozen plains of Sibera to seek out an old acquaintance who knew the man as “The Dark Eagle” long before he adopted either the name Lamont Cranston or The Shadow when the mysterious figure worked as a member of the Seventh Star (a secret intelligence organization for the former Tsar of Russia) who, like The Shadow recognizes the ring as the mark of the organization.
The search for an inmate of a Russian prisoner sends Cranston into the woods after a killer for information about the “White Tiger.” Armed with more knowledge than he arrived with (and a depressing look at the fate of two men he once considered colleagues), The Shadow’s world tour continues to the Himalayas in search of answers.
After an issue off, artist Giovanni Timpano returns to the title with a style that fits the cold and darkness of the setting and storyline as our hero journeys into a mystery linked to his shadowy past. Worth a look.
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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that DC has found its Wonder Woman. Actress, and former Miss Isreal, Gal Gadot (best known for her role as Gisele in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6) has been cast for the role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck
Variety is reporting that production on Fast & Furious 7 has been halted following Paul Walker‘s death to “assess all options available to move forward with the franchise”