Kevin Smith No Longer Too Fat for 40 – The Director Shares His Weight Loss Secret

- 08-30-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Kevin Smith is a successful writer, director, podcaster and traveling story teller. He is all those things, yet, most folks just think of him as that funny fat guy who talks a lot and made those Jay and Silent Bob movies.

If you’ve been paying attention to Smith these days, you may have noticed that he’s done a complete 180. Not only has he jumped film genres, but the sharp tongued funnyman has lost a tremendous amount of weight.

Having Tweeted the photo above earlier today from the set of his latest film Yoga Hosers, fans will no longer see Smith as a funny fat man, and instead just a funny man.

How’d he do it? Smith has a rather remarkably simple tip. (more…)

‘Greatest American Hero’ Is Heading Back To Television!

- 08-30-14TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Believe it or not, one of the greatest (or worst, depending on who you ask) superhero television series of all time is getting the reboot treatment and if Deadline has it right, two of the most successful and sought after filmmakers in the industry will be leading the way. The reboot part isn’t tough to believe, after all, Hollywood is the king of the recycle and many people often roll their eyes at the mention of the word “reboot”.  In this case however, the property is in the very capable hands of Clone High creators and The Lego Movie writers/directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which means this is probably the greatest reboot news of all time.  The Greatest American Hero is flying (crashing?) back to the small screen. (more…)

INTERVIEW: One-on-One With Michael Rooker

- 08-30-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)

FAN EXPO – New Superman Coins Unveiled by Royal Canadian Mint

- 08-29-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Coinciding with the 75th birthday of Superman last year, the Royal Canadian Mint created seven celebratory collectors coins to mark the occasion. Well, Superman’s now a year older, but it seems that the celebrating isn’t over yet, as the Mint and the Government of Canada used the occasion of the National Fan Expo to release four new coins featuring the image of the Last Son of Krypton. Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Royal Canadian Mint, were on hand at Fan Expo today to unveil the new coins. (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Sample of the Cosplay on Day 2

- 08-29-14Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With the first full day of National Fan Expo (actually the second), more people were out on the convention floor showing off their mad skills with a needle and thread, and sometimes plastic, metal and duct tape. Mixed in with the usual zombies and superheroes, were a large number of people wearing the finest gear of Westeros. We also found one Venom and a Carnage, a Tinkerbell, a Xena Warrior Princess, and a bunch of people from anime with their overly elaborate and almost impractical outfits for moving in large crowds. The artistry in some of these costumes is impressive, or in the case of our two cover boys above, you can at least appreciate the workout routine that let’s them get away with wearing so little. (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Spoiler-Free, But Glowing Review of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

- 08-29-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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For those hoping that Star Wars: Rebels might serve as a sign that the creative fortunes of the Force franchise are heading for greener pastures – Good news! – all signs point to yes. National Fan Expo in Toronto featured a special presentation of the hour-ling first episode of Rebels to a theater of over 1,000 fans Friday, and if the cheers, laughs and applause are any indication, then that’s over a thousand people who will be tuning into the further adventures of this new, ragtag crew of freedom fighters once the series begins its first season run later this year. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Zombie Nuts Invited to Take a Trip to ‘Z Nation’

- 08-29-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Oh no, not another zombie show. Yes, the trend is powerful, and it continues in full force and without any sign of stopping with the upcoming new series Z Nation. At the National Fan Expo in Toronto, executive producer Craig Engler and co-star Tom Everett Scott were on hand to tell fans why their show was different from The Walking Dead, why you don’t have to choose between the two, and how the show will reconcile both slow and fast zombies into the same show universe. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ Roundup – Harrison Ford is Healthy, ‘Rebels’ Sneak Peek and… Spoilers?

- 08-29-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Welcome to this week’s barrage of news from the Star Wars front. This time around we’ve got a few announcements, including Harrison Ford’s return, some talking heads discussing the various new Star Wars projects, a sneak peek at one of the new Star Wars: Rebels toys and even a few possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VII. Read on for all the details. The spoiler stuff has been placed at the bottom, so fear not that you will tread into uncharted space. (more…)