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Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Leia

August 27th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Le
Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con and this weekend's Dragon Con are all about bringing pop culture fans together. Not just to have a good time, but often we can change the landscape of fandom. That's what our colleague Jenna Busch is striving for with her new organization Legion of Leia, which aims "to raise awareness of the fact that women love sci-fi...and our contributions to it are out of this world." We sat down with Jenna at Comic-Con to learn more about Legion of Leia.

"It all came out of the Star Wars [Episode VII] casting, with the initial announcement that there was only one n...
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'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank On 20 Years Of Morphin'

August 14th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank On 20 Years Of Morphin'
For those of us that grew up in the 1990's, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a big deal. Many of us were fans of or even wanted to be the Green (later White) Ranger, as played by actor and mixed martial artist Jason David Frank. Jason has now been a part of the Power Rangers franchise for more than 20 years, and during San Diego Comic-Con he sat down with us for a chat about the longevity of his Ranger role.

"When I first booked Power Rangers, the [term] Power Ranger really, nobody really knew what that was," he reflected. "And I was only hired for a certain amount of episodes and I just d...
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie, The Show, And The Fans

August 11th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles power never dies. As the new film conquers the box office, we bring you our chat with some of the team behind Nickelodeon's animated series - the legendary Rob Paulsen (Donatello, pictured above), Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo) and executive producer Ciro Nieli - to discuss the movie, the show, and the passionate fans that still love these heroes on the half shell.

Did they know that a new TMNT feature film was in the works? "It's been five years [since work began on the series]; they didn't start till a few years later on the movie," Ciro told us. "You just kind o...
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Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash'

August 7th, 2014 2:04pm EDT
Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash
If you love Arrow or you're getting excited for The Flash, you've got one person to thank for the awesome music: composer Blake Neely. Blake sat down with us for San Diego Comic-Con to talk about scoring superheroes for The CW and his long working relationship with executive producer Greg Berlanti.

"We've been at it for twelve years now. This is a really, really long time," Blake said of his collaboration with Berlanti. "I met him in 2002. He was looking for someone to score his first show, Everwood. We met and I sent him a demo and he hired me. We have such a shorthand and such a trust. W...
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Comic Con Cosplay 2014: The Good, The Weird And The Ugly

July 28th, 2014 1:52pm EDT
Comic Con Cosplay 2014: The Good, The Weird And The Ugly
Every year movie and comic book fans, toy collectors, gamers and more descend upon Comic Con in San Diego, Calif., wearing all sorts of crazy costumes as they roam the halls of the San Diego Convention Center.

Cosplay, as it's known (which is short for costume play), is one of the biggest reasons to check out the annual convention.

Even celebrities get in on playing dress-up -- like former America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry, whose often too-racy costumes were actually toned down a bit this year.

The season one winner attended the convention over its four day run in costume as...
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New Photo Of Ben Affleck's Aging Caped Crusader From 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Debuts At Comic Con

July 25th, 2014 4:34pm EDT
Ben Affleck as Batman
Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday at this year's Comic Con, and to honor the Caped Crusader, Warner Bros. unveiled a new photo of Ben Affleck wearing the hero's famed cowl at the annual pop culture event.

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still nearly two years away, it's a good bet that DC Comics will be using the occasion to steal a little thunder from rival Marvel Comics, which will be trotting out several superhero films between now and then, beginning with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens August 1 and will be the studio's main focus at Comic Con.

Nex...
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Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away Before Their Very Eyes In 'Boyhood'

July 7th, 2014 11:57am EDT
Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away
Boyhood is an ambitious film 12 years in the making - that's right, 12 years, and you might have only just heard of it.

Boyhood made its' Sundance debut in January of this year. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as two parents raising raising their young son from childhood into adolescence, hence the umbrella-like title of "Boyhood." The story is primarily belonging to Mason (Ellar Coltraine) who the film introduces at age six, and ends with him leaving for college.

Director Richard Linklater says that this film was a project he had been hoping to take on for some time, st...
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LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

June 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’
It’s ended, the curtain is down and projector is silent. That’s right film fans, the LA Film Fest 2014 is officially over and what a year it was. We got to check out various films – both good and bad – over the span of nine days that made for one fun time at the movies. Here at Starpulse.com we did a whopping nine articles that included three lush character actor interviews, as well as multiple reviews of a slew of flicks to keep you guys in the loop. Well, the fest has listed their favorites already, but now it’s our turn. Far from the politics and giving you the real skinny on what’s...
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LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talks Character

June 20th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talk
In finishing up our coverage of LA Film Fest 2014 complete with interviews featuring stellar work to watch for, we here at Starpulse.com wanted to go out with a bang. And no single performance at this year’s fest showed originality, creativity and command of a character more than actor Michael Stuhlbarg in a film called "Cut Bank." Playing a hermit recluse named Derby Milton who comes out of hiding (“we thought you were dead!”) in search of his strange missing postal package, Stuhlbarg’s Oscar worthy turn is a cross between Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men" and George Harvey in "T...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'

June 20th, 2014 10:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'
We’re almost at the end of our coverage of this year’s LA Film Fest folks. Let’s hurry and finish taking a look at some of this year’s crop of flicks to give you the skinny. So check out the encapsulated reviews below in our...'Final Day Reviews!'

"Starred Up" - A unique film that’s essentially about a father and son reconciling after spending a lifetime estranged, but with both being behind bars in the same prison. So that means add bad guys, cell lovers and crooked prison guards to the mix and you got one messed up setting for father/son bonding moments. I have to admit the flick...
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