July 23, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Thor's evil brother, Loki, took over the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic-Con on Saturday. Lights flashed inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall, and Tom Hiddleston, dressed as Loki, commanded the stage. He called Hall H "a meager palace of Midgard" before showing footage from "Thor: The Dark World. " It opened with an epic battle scene, in which Thor takes down a massive monster, reducing him to a pile of rubble with one swing of his hammer.
June 3, 2013 |
For Baxter Guilfoyle, wearing a bloodstained white shirt with a clerical collar, it was "all about the zombies. " Carrying a sign reading "Zombie Rights!", Guilfoyle, 42, of Northeast Philadelphia, easily blended in with the crowd of comic book superheroes, villains, and monsters, and thousands of their fans who filled the Convention Center on Saturday. It was Wizard World Comic Con, the traveling comics extravaganza, and it drew a steady flow of comics enthusiasts. For Todd O'Donnell of Ardmore, Saturday was a day of father-son bonding as he carried 3-year-old Griffin, who was sporting a Spider-Man costume, amid the exhibit hall crowd.
July 26, 2010
SAN DIEGO - Comic book fans no longer have to imagine what it might be like to see all their favorite superheroes in one place. They got the chance Saturday at Comic-Con, when the cast of the forthcoming "Avengers" film took the stage. Samuel L. Jackson surprised some 6,000 fans gathered for a Marvel Studios presentation when he stepped out just as it was ending and started introducing the cast of "The Avengers. " Jackson brought out stars Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth, of "Thor," and Chris Evans, of "Captain America.
July 24, 2014 |
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what it might be like inside the mind of the X-Men's Professor X, make like Quicksilver to San Diego for this week's Comic-Con. Twentieth Century Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed interactive digital experience utilizing the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, which is not yet available to consumers, to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to track down mutants by the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the "X-Men" films.
July 22, 2011 |
SAN DIEGO - Early risers among "Twilight" fans have gotten a chance to see what some of their big-screen idols look like first thing in the morning. Not long after dawn broke yesterday, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser and other co-stars of the supernatural movie franchise made a surprise visit to greet fans who had camped out for days to catch a preview of the next "Twilight" flick at Comic-Con. Greene, Reed and Reaser, who play members of the Cullen vampire family in "Twilight," were joined by Julia Jones and Boo Boo Stewart, who co-star as kinfolk in the rival werewolf pack.
July 25, 2011 |
Rest easier Gleeks, rumors of Kurt (Chris Colfer), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) being done with "Glee" after this season are not entirely accurate. "Just because they're graduating doesn't mean they're leaving the show," co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk told thousands of fans gathered at Comic-Con yesterday. What "Glee" was doing at Comic-Con is a whole different tune. Once in love with Amy From the end of former addict Russell Brand 's blog post on the sad death of former addict Amy Winehouse : "Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there.
July 25, 2011 |
Cowboys & Aliens premiered to a star-studded and fan-filled crowd Saturday night at Comic-Con in San Diego. Stars Harrison Ford , Daniel Craig , Olivia Wilde , Sam Rockwell , and Keith Carradine walked a red carpet flanked by fans who won a chance to see the premiere at the four-day convention, which ended Sunday. Director Jon Favreau and producers Steven Spielberg , Ron Howard , and Brian Grazer also got cheers on the carpet, bringing a taste of Hollywood to San Diego.
June 28, 2012 |
Following in the footsteps of ABBA's "Mamma Mia" and Queen's "We Will Rock You," it seems as if every artist with more than five songs wants to turn his catalog into a musical. There was Billy Joel's "Movin' Out," the Four Seasons' "Jersey Boys" and Green Day's "American Idiot. " Now work is under way in London for a fall opening of a musical based on the music of the Spice Girls. Seriously? Tattle can't imagine that one will cross the pond to Broadway. Who in the U.S. can recall five Spice Girls songs?
September 2, 2010
"Machete" was the most memorable, really fun and super-violent trailer that ran between the "Grindhouse" double feature. Now - because you demanded it - filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has turned those 90 seconds of quick cuts and best-of moments into a full-length movie. And by "you," I mean everyone who goes to Comic-Con every year; the same niche crowd of 20,000 who heralded the cinematic success of "Snakes on a Plane" and "Scott Pilgrim. " People who make our movies (and that includes the movie stars, like Robert De Niro, who sign on for cameos)
March 18, 2011 |
A big fat geek kiss to the movies of Steven Spielberg and his fanboys, Paul is a mild, meandering comedy about English mates, as in buddies, who visit the American Southwest and have a close encounter with the pot-smoking, potty-mouthed extraterrestrial of the title. Wiry Simon Pegg and beefy Nick Frost, the comic duo of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead , costar as brothers in geek, Graeme and Clive. Respectively the illustrator and the author of a graphic novel, the lads are on a pilgrimage to Comic-Con in San Diego.