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There once was a show about a guy who downloaded a super computer into his brain. Like in every nerd’s fantasy, this guy used the super computer to learn how to become an elite fighter and super spy all the while maintaining his geek status. Of course, there was a beautiful blonde involved. She was way out of his league, and, as the story would go, just by being himself, was able to win her heart over. That show was called Chuck and the beautiful blonde was actress Yvonne Strahovski. Sadly, the show went off the air in 2012 and Strahovski seemed to disappear. That is until recently when it was announced that she would be part of Shane Black‘s Predator reboot.

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When we last left Loki, the God of Mischief, he was sitting atop the Throne of Asgard pretending to be his adapted father Odin and watching his brother walk away and return to Earth and the Avengers. But then what? We imagine some of that will be addressed in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the third chapter in the saga of the God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his highly dysfunctional family. According to Tom Hiddleston, the man that’s played Loki very successfully in three previous Marvel movies, his character’s not at all over past disagreements with his brother, but he’s willing to be brotherly enough to stop an imminent threat.  (more…)

Matt Groening and David X.Cohen’s Sci-Fi comedy Masterpiece Futurama has had an interesting ride. One of the first high-profile victims of TV-exec voodoo, it was dropped by FOX (who have a nasty habit of strangling good Science fiction at birth coughFirefly-cough) before a comedy central resurrection. First as a series of films, before coming back to the small screen. While it might have been starting to show its age towards the end of its 140-odd episode run, it never outstayed its welcome, and It’s loyal (if not rabid) fan base are still clamouring for more, four years later. (more…)

To a lot of people, actor Kyle Chandler will be most fondly remembered as Coach Taylor in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but he’s had a long and accomplished career in Hollywood. For instance, he was in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake as Bruce Baxter, the leading man of a film being shot on Skull Island before all hell breaks loose and the giant ape arrives, at which point he has mixed feelings about saving Ann Darrow with the Venture crew. Well Chandler just can’t see to get away from the monsters, because his next big role will find him face-to-face (so to speak) with another famous movie monster: Godzilla. (more…)

A lot of actors from Game of Thrones have been cast in other things lately (Emilia Clarke in the Han Solo movie, Maisie Williams in iBoy), and it leads many to wonder whether these are early signs of deaths in the season to come. The latest Game of Thrones cast member to score work outside of Westeros is Alfie Allen, aka Theon Greyjoy. He’s just been cast in the new Predator movie to be directed by Shane Black.  (more…)

Obviously, there was no chance that Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman were going to solve the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer in “Episode 1”, but they did hit a surprising number of walls in Twin Peaks first post-pilot hour. Although we learned more about Laura and her last days, the focus of the episode was on the broader landscape of the show’s main characters, or should we say “main suspects.” Yes, the harsh glare of suspicion was cast on many different people in this episode, but did any of them kill Laura, or are we being led down a garden path? (more…)

Peter Mayhew has been a part of Star Wars from the beginning and a fantastic ambassador at conventions and appearances. He’s just a nice guy all around and while it is sad that his health is in such a state that he really couldn’t physically do what was necessary to continue on in the role of his lifetime Chewbacca. While he did appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo took over the more physical parts of the role. Now the Chewbacca torch has officially passed on to Suotamo in the as yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. To mark the occasion Suotamo wrote Peter Mayhew and fans a very nice letter. (more…)

A person’s choice of cosplay can tell you a lot about the person beneath the costume. It can give you an idea of the kind of movies they watch and books they read and games they play. You can guess the sort of characters that inspire or intrigue them, the kind of aesthetics they’re drawn to – not to mention, their creative skills and style. When someone’s cosplay repertoire is as well crafted and as diverse as that of Laura, known to her followers as Taisie Cosplay, it’s safe to assume there’s someone really interesting beneath the twisted Cheshire grin. (more…)