“Harry Potter” Tops Box Office

After months of waiting, muggles anxious to see the sixth installment in the “Harry Potter” franchise finally got their chance last weekend.   And judging by the box-office receipts, they turned out in large numbers. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” took in just under $80 million at the box-office over the weekend and has sold […]

Venom Returns on Tonight’s “Spectacular Spider-Man”

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SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN: (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET) — Episode: “Growing Pains” The second season of “The Spectactular Spider-Man” continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST on Disney XD with the return of Eddie Brock, aka Venom. As Eddie Brock works to frame Spider-Man, our favorite web-crawler must deal with another big crisis–Col. John Jameson’s growth due to some […]

“Mario Marathon” Raises Money for Charity

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A group of gamers from Lafayette, Indiana recently completed a video game endurance test, playing seven Mario games in four days.  Their goal was to raise money for Child’s Play, a charitable organization benefiting children’s hospitals. The Mario Marathon 2 began on July 10 and ended Tuesday, totaling 96 hours and collecting $28,684.01 for the […]

“Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters”

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With the best-selling hit, “Pride and Predjuice and Zombies,” Quark Books is looking to once again marry the world of Jane Austen with that of sci-fi monsters. This time, it will be the world of “Sense and Sensibility” with an added dash of sea monsters. Coming in September from Austen and Ben H. Winters is […]

New “EW” Features “Iron Man” Cover

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Eager to get your first look at actress Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow in the upcoming “Iron Man 2″? This week’s Entertainment Weekly features Johansson along with Robert Downey Jr and Mickey Rourke on the cover, promoting the upcoming San Diego Comic Con and next year’s “Iron Man 2.” In the issue, Downey says […]

Adopt A Tribble at Comic-Con

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They’re cute, they’re cuddly and they love quadrotritecale.  And you can pick up your very own Tribble from the Paramount booth at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. The tribbles are being distributed to promote the upcomign release of “Star Trek: The Complete Second Season” on Blu-Ray.  Those who drop by Paramount’s booth can adopt […]

New Game Has a Long Name

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A new video-game for the PSP may have one of the longest names ever. Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This? (or HIOPBMWDIDTDT) is a port of a popular Japanese game that is making its way to the United States thanks to NIS America. The goal of the game is […]

Dafoe Joins “John Carter of Mars”

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Actor Willem Dafoe has starred as Spider-Man’s nemesis the Green Goblin and now he’ll be traveling to Mars in the upcoming “John Carter of Mars.” Dafoe has signed on to play the role of Tars Tarkas, a fierce green Martian warrior, who’s unusual among his savage race for his ability to love. Tars develops an […]

Emmy Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmys were announced this morning and the list included a few surprises. The field for best comedy and best drama was expanded this year, leading some to hope that “Battlestar Galactica” might at least get a nod for its final season to make up for years of being […]