2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: CBS TV Studio Pressroom

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With so much programming (both new and returning) kicking off in the summer as well as the fall, it was no surprise to find CBS at Comic Con this year.  With that said, I caught up with some of the faces of those said shows to chat about what fans can expect from them. Curious to know what particular folks I speak of?  Check out the video below…. Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: CBS TV Studio Pressroom”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes

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Ever heard of Blake Neely? If you haven’t, you should, as he provides the music scores for practically all of the superhero shows on The CW.  Seeing that he has become somewhat of a perennial guest of Comic Con, it’s always fascinating to pick his brain about his work with music on the various shows.  This year was no different as I inquired about the challenges of working on a show that is long running vs. a series entering its sophomore season (such as Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl).  In addition, Blake also shared with me some another activity he planned to get into over the course of the Con.  Check out of this and more in the interview below…   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: PROP STORE CEO Stephen Lane Talks Props Collectibles

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John McClane’s Badge. Kane’s Spacesuit. The Alien Warrior Costume. What do all of these items have in common?  Well, they’re props from arguably some of the most iconic films of all time!  At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane, about some of the rare props that his company has its possession.  Curious to know what specific props you may the opportunity to have in your collection?  Then check the interview below to find out… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: PROP STORE CEO Stephen Lane Talks Props Collectibles”

2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Shmaltz & Federation of Beer Talk Collaboration on 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN ALE

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In addition to taking part in the STAR TREK BEYOND Premiere, attendees at this year’s Comic Con were also treated to a special Ale to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  Created from a collaboration between Shmaltz Brewery & Federation of Beer, the Ale, subtitled “The Trouble with Tribbles,” will soon be available in select stores across the country.  Curious to know more?  Well, you’re in luck, because I asked Dan Curry & Vern Raincock, from Shmatlz Brewery & Federation of Beer, respectively, to tell us more.  Check it out below…. Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Shmaltz & Federation of Beer Talk Collaboration on 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN ALE”

EXCLUSIVE: CBS Summer Press Junket – AMERICAN GOTHIC & BRAINDEAD

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Not too long following my time at Awesome Con, I was given the opportunity to attend a Press Junket for CBS‘ summer shows.  Among the shows on tap for the junket were American Gothic, Braindead, Zoo, along with many others.  Seeing that the first two shows mentioned had yet to see their respective series premieres on television, many of the folks on hand (i.e. actors, creators, etc.) at the junket were relatively hush-hush on details.  However, what they DID reveal about each show and its characters, was still intriguing nevertheless.  You can check out the respective junkets for American Gothic  and Braindead below. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: CBS Summer Press Junket – AMERICAN GOTHIC & BRAINDEAD”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Billy West Panel

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Let’s rewind the clock back to 2013, shall we?  That spring (April, to be exact) a little event called Awesome Con unveiled itself to fans in the nation’s capital.  Having attended various comic book conventions prior to that (at the time), the prospect of having a comic convention right in my back yard to was too awesome  (pun intended) to pass up.  Despite its humble beginnings in terms of scale (during that first year), the event, even then, showed promise of what it could be (or arguably is, now), thanks to its format of panels, exhibitors, and special guests.  One particular highlight that 1st year, for me, was attending Billy West’s panel.

Being the voice behind many of my favorite animated characters, I thought it be worth checking him out, and boy was I right!   Equally irreverent and transparent with his thoughts about life and the trajectory of his career, in radio and voice work, it was a moment, that I captured, which left a lasting impression on me.  Not surprisingly, it was quite special for me to come “full circle” and have the opportunity to moderate his panel at this year’s event 3 years later.  In the first two-thirds of the panel, we chatted about his transition into voice work for children’s cartoons, his work on The Oblongs, as well as Futurama.  Afterwards, during the Q& A segment with the audience, he reveals a bit more! Check it out…. Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Billy West Panel”

Syfy + The Asylum Bring SHARKNADO 4 To SDCC 2016‏

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The SHARKNADO Franchise will once again be despending upon Comic Con with a Panel! Find out the details (released today by production company, The Asylum). Continue reading “Syfy + The Asylum Bring SHARKNADO 4 To SDCC 2016‏”

Full TITAN COMICS Schedule At San Diego Comic Con 2016

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Today Titan Comics released its full Comic Con slate.  Curious to know what they will be up to next week? Find out in the press release below… Continue reading “Full TITAN COMICS Schedule At San Diego Comic Con 2016”

FX Announces FXhibition For 2016 San Diego Comic-Con‏

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Today FX has announced plans to bring an innovative activation & art installation to Comic Con. Read the press release below to find out what the network has in store for fans.   Continue reading “FX Announces FXhibition For 2016 San Diego Comic-Con‏”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lamarr Talks Awesome Con & The Legacy of Prince

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This year’s Awesome Con saw no shortage of voice actor talent; however, among these incredibly talented artists, I was particularly eager to speak with actor/comedian, Phil Lamarr. No at all a stranger to the convention, I was eager to get his take on this year’s Con (seeing that he has attended many times before).  In addition, he also shared with me his thoughts regarding The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (an artist whom he memorably impersonated on the comedy series, MAD TV). Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lamarr Talks Awesome Con & The Legacy of Prince”

Third Annual “MTV FANDOM AWARDS” Announces Nominees For “FANDOM OF THE YEAR” & “SHIP OF THE YEAR”

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Today MTV announced some of the nominees for their Fandom Awards Show set to kick off during Comic Con.  Did any of your fandoms get the nod?  Find out in the press release below…

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Spy The Cast of FX’s ARCHER For A Live Performance On The High Seas In San Diego July 21

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Announced today by FX Networks, comes word that a special one-night performance of Archer Live! will be taking place at this year’s Comic Con! Read on to get the details… Continue reading “Spy The Cast of FX’s ARCHER For A Live Performance On The High Seas In San Diego July 21”

“NO GUTS, NO GLORY!” Starz Releases New Teaser Trailer & Photo For “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” Season 2

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Ash (CAMPBELL) & Ruby (LAWLESS) in Starz’ ASH VS EVIL DEAD

Today, Starz released a new photo (featured above) & teaser trailer (featured after the press release) for the new season of Ash vs. Evil Dead.  Though the first season was quite satisfying for gore hounds (like myself), it appears that the new season will be (dare I say it…) upping the ante!  You can check out the teaser trailer in the embedded tweet below… However, be warned, the footage featured in the teaser is very graphic! Continue reading ““NO GUTS, NO GLORY!” Starz Releases New Teaser Trailer & Photo For “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” Season 2″

Nickelodeon’s THE SPLAT Brings Marc Summers Back For DOUBLE DARE LIVE Streaming Event To SDCC To Celebrate The Iconic Game Show’s 30th Anniversary‏

nicksplatsdccAre you a fan of former Nickelodeon game show, Double Dare?  Well, if you’re attended this year’s Comic Con, you’re in luck, as the network will be saluting the show’s 30th Anniversary by bringing back original host, Marc Summers, for a special edition of the show to air live at Comic Con!  Check out the press release from Nickelodeon (announced today) below….   Continue reading “Nickelodeon’s THE SPLAT Brings Marc Summers Back For DOUBLE DARE LIVE Streaming Event To SDCC To Celebrate The Iconic Game Show’s 30th Anniversary‏”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Tony Call & John Drenner Jr. Talks A HAUNTING

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In addition to the special guests at this year’s Awesome Con, I was also afforded the opportunity to sit down and chat with the folks from the hit Destination America series, A Haunting.  Seeing that the series presents tales of real-life families terrorized by paranormal forces, I decided to pick the brains of host, Tony Call, and deliverance minister/ paranormal investigator, John Drenner Jr., to see if the paranormal elements featured in pop culture (i.e. tv, movies, etc.) stack up to “real thing.” Find their answer in the interview below… 
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truTV’s Impractical Jokers Invade San Diego with Fan Events

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Look out San Diego, truTV’s Impractical Jokers are heading to the Gaslamp District – and they’re bringing some friends. truTV, along with Sal, Joe, Murr and Q – together known as The Tenderloins – will treat fans of the long-running series with great events and experiences like a three-day exhibition and massive block party steps from the San Diego Convention Center from Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23. Building off of last year’s popular Museum of Impractical History, the Hall of Impractical Jokers exhibit during Comic-Con International will give fans incomparable access to the show’s most popular moments and artifacts. Plus, on Saturday, July 23, the party moves to The Park at Petco Park for the daylong, first-ever Impractical Jokers Block Party.

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Starz’ AMERICAN GODS and ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD Making Its Way To Comic Con!

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Today Starz’ announced that two of their shows, American Gods and Ash vs. Evil Dead will have a presence at Comic Con.  You can find the info below…. Continue reading “Starz’ AMERICAN GODS and ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD Making Its Way To Comic Con!”

NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016

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With San Diego Comic Con 2016 only weeks away, expect announcements to pour in from the various movie studios and television networks in the weeks to come.  With that said, Nickelodeon has unveiled today what they have planned for the pop culture event.  Curious to know what they have in store for attendees?  Find out in the press release below… Continue reading “NICKELODEON Bringing LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE, RUGRATS, HEY ARNOLD, & MORE To SDCC 2016”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jeremy London Talks AWESOME CON & MALLRATS

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Whether on the small screen or big screen, actor Jeremy London has popped up in both mediums to deliver memorable performances over the years.  Not a stranger to the convention scene, I asked the actor/director about his Awesome Con impressions (especially seeing that this was his 1st year coming).  In addition, I also took the opportunity to ask him about the MALLRATS sequel (which, at the time, was still under the wraps). Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jeremy London Talks AWESOME CON & MALLRATS”

Paranormal Hit Series A HAUNTING Coming To Awesome Con

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As Awesome Con 2016 draws ever closer news regarding the programming will likely stream in each day. With that said, today comes news that hit series A Haunting will have a presence at the convention. Check out the release for more information…

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Awesome Con Coming To Washington, DC June 3rd-June 5th

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As mentioned before, if you follow me, you know that I love my Cons!  After starting my Con Season with C2E2, I now await the commencement of my summer Cons, starting first with my hometown Con known only as Awesome Con.  Having attended since its 1st year in 2013, I have witnessed the Con steadily GROW (and I do mean GROW) year after year.  Though the event has slowly revealed info regarding their incredible guest list week after week, today they have released their first official press release.  Check it out below…

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2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Karan Ashley Talks POWER RANGERS Fandom & POWER RANGERS Reboot

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Love it or hate it, Power Rangers was (and still is, to a degree) a huge pop culture phenomenon. Though the franchise continues to exist on the small screen today, it is undeniable the impact that it had on my childhood (and many others) back in the 90s.  Therefore to cap off my coverage of C2E2, I took a walk back down the memory lane of my childhood and spoke with actress Karan Ashley about her stint as the Yellow Rangers in the earlier years of the franchise. Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Karan Ashley Talks POWER RANGERS Fandom & POWER RANGERS Reboot”

2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Costume Designer Ann Foley Talks Costuming The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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There are many elements that viewers take for granted when watching a beloved television series.  It can be something as complex as the music score or something simple as sound effects; regardless, without these elements a show can intrinsically feel empty.  However, one other element that viewers sometimes overlook is the importance of costume design.  A great costume’s can effectively say SO much about the character’s idiosyncrasies, history, etc.  With all that said, at this year’s C2E2, I caught up with renowned costume designer, Ann Foley, to pick her brain about costuming the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.           Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Costume Designer Ann Foley Talks Costuming The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.”

2016 DC Independent Film Fest (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Actress Eva Tamargo Talks AMERICAN BRED

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Trust.  It something which we all in value with those that we care about.  Unfortunately, it is undeniably something that is quite delicate and can easily be broken.  Such is the premise examined in the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival Selection, AMERICAN BRED. Written & directed by Justin Chambers, the film, set in Detroit, follows a crime syndicate whose lies and betrayal begins to devour the trust that holds them together. Continue reading “2016 DC Independent Film Fest (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Actress Eva Tamargo Talks AMERICAN BRED”

STARZ Releases 1st Look At Second Season Of Original Series “ASH VS EVIL DEAD”

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Today STARZ has released a 1st look at their original series, Ash vs. Evil Dead.  Read more about the highly anticipated 2nd season in the press release below… Continue reading “STARZ Releases 1st Look At Second Season Of Original Series “ASH VS EVIL DEAD””

The 2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Kicks Off Tomorrow!

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If you regularly keep track some of the events that we at Reel Film News cover you’d know that we love our Cons (especially me ;))!  We that said, the Con that typically kicks off my con season is the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (also known as C2E2).  Taking place in the Windy City, this 3-day comic book and pop culture convention is chock full of the awesomeness that fans would expect from their Cons (i.e. exclusives, panels, special guests, etc.).

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2016 DC Independent Film Fest (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Writer/Producer Russell Max Simon Talks DISTRICTLAND

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To open my coverage of this year’s DC Independent Film Festival, I checked out a series-formerly a play-known simply as Districtland.  Following a group of five DC millenials, the show follows these characters as they grapple with the loss of idealism while working, partying, and struggling to find meaning amid the city’s transactional foundations.  Seeing that the show opened the festival, I took the opportunity to catch up-at the opening night afterparty-with series writer, Russell Max Simon, to pick his brain about the show. Continue reading “2016 DC Independent Film Fest (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Writer/Producer Russell Max Simon Talks DISTRICTLAND”

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Michael Sun Lee Talks FULLER HOUSE

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Full House. It was a series that I’m sure many of us remember being apart of our Friday night TV-viewing routine growing up.  Starring characters such as Danny Tanner and his three daughters-D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle, respectfully-as well as “Uncles” Jesse & Joey, the series-since its airing all those years ago-has cemented itself into pop culture.  Now, flash forward more than 20 years later, the then-ABC series will see its sequel series, Fuller House, continue for a second season on Netflix.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Actor Michael Sun Lee Talks FULLER HOUSE”

2016 DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) Commences Tomorrow!!

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Starting tomorrow the nations capital will see the return of the DC Independent Film Festival. Launched in 1999 to nurture independent film, the festival stands as the oldest independent film festival in Washington. Not to be undone by its lineup in previous years, the festival will boast cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country imaginable. Continue reading “2016 DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) Commences Tomorrow!!”

Majors and Raimi Joining Starz’ ASH VS. EVIL DEAD

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(left to right) Lee Majors and Ted Raimi joining cast of Starz’ ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

Ever wonder about Ash’s earlier days? Well, it appears that the 2nd season of Starz’ ASH vs. EVIL DEAD may touch on the character’s past as they cast Lee Majors and Ted Raimi to play his dad and childhood best friend, respectively, in the upcoming 2nd season!  Check out the press release from Starz below…  Continue reading “Majors and Raimi Joining Starz’ ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”