Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, and Producer Danny Cannon Talk GOTHAM, Upcoming Episodes, and More

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At New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interviews for Fox’s hit show Gotham (which was just picked up for a full season).   At the center of the show is Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Jim Gordon, who comes onto the force to work with veteran Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue.  Main antagonists that emerge are Jada Pinkett Smith as  original character Fish Mooney and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott, the man who becomes the Penguin.  Balancing out the cast are Erin Richards as Gordon’s mysterious fiancée Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pert as Alfred Pennyworth.  For more on Gotham, read our recaps and here’s all our previous coverage.

While I already posted my interviews with Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue, after the jump you can watch Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, and producer Danny Cannon talk about how they got involved, what’s coming up on future episodes, the characters, and a lot more.

Donal Logue Talks GOTHAM, the Rumors He Was Going to Play Jim Gordon, What Drew Him to the Role, the Possibility of a TERRIERS Reunion, and More

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Last week at New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Donal Logue for Gotham.  At the center of the show is Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Jim Gordon, who comes onto the force to work with veteran Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue.  The main antagonists that emerge are Jada Pinkett Smith as an original character, Fish Mooney, and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott, the man who becomes the Penguin.  Balancing out the cast are Erin Richards as Gordon’s mysterious fiancée Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.  While all shows take a bit of time to find a rhythm that works, Gotham is loaded with a talented cast and has The Mentalist and Rome alum Bruno Heller as the executive producer/writer, so I’m rooting for it.

During the interview, Logue talked about why he wanted to take on the role, the initial rumors that he was going to play Jim Gordon, what’s coming up on future episodes, the big challenges of making a TV show, if the Gotham scripts have a lot of rewrites, and the possibility of a Terriers reunion.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Gotham airs Monday nights on Fox.

Natalie Brown Talks THE STRAIN, Vamp Camp, Possibility of Flashbacks in Season 2, Her Personal Vampire Apocalypse Survival Plan and More at NYCC

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If you haven’t gotten to episode 10 of The Strain yet, I’d highly recommend avoiding this interview because it’s a total game changer for Natalie Brown’s character, Kelly Goodweather.  I got the opportunity to talk to Brown at San Diego Comic-Con and, at the time, I’d only seen three episodes and dubbed her component the family drama portion of the show.  That’s still true to a point, but certainly not in the same way anymore.

Again, this interview is packed with spoilers, so do not continue on unless you’ve completed the first season or at least know what goes down in episode 10, “Loved Ones” – one of the show’s most powerful installments by far.  If you’re ready now, hit the jump to hear what Brown told me about seeing her character through one heck of a transformation, what was going through her head during a particularly intense moment at the end of the season finale and loads more.

TOP 5: FURY, Superhero Movie Release Dates, HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming Service, A Horrifying Education, New York Comic-Con Coverage

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Writer/director Ti West made a permanent name for himself in the horror community with 2009′s excellent The House of the Devil. While I think quite highly of that film, I hold his slightly less revered 2011 follow-up, The Innkeepers, in even higher regard. Starring Sara Paxton and Pat Healy (who reunited earlier this year in the disgustingly entertaining Cheap Thrills) as slacker hotel employees who are determined to prove their Yankee Pedlar Inn is haunted during its final weekend of operation, the film is a near pitch perfect modern haunted house tale. Relying on tension and timing rather than gore, West slowly builds The Innkeepers to an effective final act that is both scary as hell and quietly tragic. Because it so expertly relies on atmosphere/mood and quality of scares over quantity, this is one that I always recommend to my non-horror loving friends seeking a scary movie for this time of year that will play well without scarring them for life.

This week’s recommendation in hand, today’s Top 5 features interviews for and Matt’s review of the Brad Pitt war drama Fury, a metric ton of superhero movie release dates and news compiled in one place, word that HBO will launch its own stand-alone streaming service in 2015, the first in a four-entry series dedicated to schooling Matt on some horror favorites, and all of our New York Comic-Con coverage. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Director Tim Johnson Talks HOME, Finding Inspiration at Comic-Con, Boov Technology, Erasing Enemies with Bubble Weapons and More

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You’d think an alien race with the ability to control gravity would know a thing or two about, let’s say, a kitten purring, dancing and the English language, but that’s not the case with the Boov of Home.  After shutting off the Earth’s gravity and conquering the human race in a matter of seconds, the Boov move in.  But the thing is, it’s not malicious.  The Boov genuinely think that they can improve the quality of life for Earth’s “native savages,” so they restrict all humans to Australia and pack the continent with white picket fence houses, amusement parks, big screens and loads of high fructose corn syrup drinks, everything we could possible need – from the Boov perspective at least.

Shortly after screening some footage at Home’s New York Comic-Con panel, I got the chance to sit down with director Tim Johnson to discuss adapting Adam Rex’s book, The True Meaning of Smekday, working with characters that change colors when they emote, loading up his cast with familiar voices including Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons and Rihanna, and much more.  Hit the jump to check it all out in my video interview.

100 Cosplay Pictures from New York Comic-Con

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Over this past weekend, I was able to attend New York Comic-Con.  While San Diego Comic-Con definitely gets all the press, I had a great time at NYCC, especially since the floors weren’t so jammed full with people that you couldn’t walk around, and I didn’t get trampled by thousands trying to get exclusives when the doors opened in the morning.  NYCC was a great mix of corporations trying to pimp their upcoming products and independent dealers trying to make a living.

Like every convention I get to attend, I used whatever free time I had to take pictures of all the people doing cosplay.  While I saw a number of great costumes, I think the cosplay championship belt resides in San Diego since more people cosplay at SDCC and a huge percentage of the costumes are jawdropping.  I only saw a few things at NYCC that made me stop in my tracks.  In San Diego, you can’t move around without seeing something unbelievable.  That said, there were still plenty of impressive costumes to be found at NYCC.  Hit the jump to check out 100 cosplay pictures from New York Comic-Con.

Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith Talk PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, Making the Penguins Main Characters, Their Scene Stealing Cricket and More

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Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo are all great characters, but Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (James Patrick Stuart) definitely stole some of their thunder in the Madagascar films.  In fact, the penguins are so popular, they’ve got their very own Nickelodeon TV show and, come November 26th, they’ll have their own feature film as well.  Penguins of Madagascar pits our heroes against someone from their past, Dave the octopus.  With the help of the undercover inter-species task force, The North Wind, the penguins must thwart Dave’s plan to take over the world.

Immediately after the film’s New York Comic-Con panel, I got the chance to sit down with directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith to discuss making the decision to give the penguins their own movie, how the animated filmmaking process has changed since doing Madagascar back in the early 2000s, some jokes that didn’t make it into the final cut of the film, an unforgettable cricket cameo and more.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Comic-Con Panel Recap: New Footage, Evil Scientist Octopus, 28-Second Alien Invasion and More

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Walt Disney Pictures hit it big at New York Comic-Con the other day with Big Hero 6 and now DreamWorks Animation just gave it a go with two of its upcoming releases, Home and Penguins of Madagascar.  Home is an adaptation of Adam Rex’s children’s book, The True Meaning of Smekday, and focuses on an alien race called the Boov and their effort to make a new home for themselves – on Earth.  And for those of you who haven’t kept up with the Madagascar film franchise, Penguins of Madagascar involves Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private teaming up with an inter-species task force called the North Wind to stop Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the planet.

Hit the jump for my Home and Penguins of Madagascar Comic-Con panel recap.

Damon Lindelof Talks TOMORROWLAND, the Teaser Trailer, What the Film is About, and More at NYCC

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Brad Bird only makes great movies.  If you’re not familiar with his name, he directed The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  So when Disney announced Bird would be helming Tomorrowland (which is scripted by Bird, Jeff Jensen and Lost alum Damon Lindelof), you could have told me it was about a man’s quest to get a bowl of soup and it would have been one of my most anticipated films of the year.  Thankfully, he decided to tell a different story, and it’s a big budget sci-fi movie that stars George Clooney and revolves around “a bright, optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’”

The other day at New York Comic-Con, Disney finally unveiled the first footage from Tomorrowland (panel recap here) and a great teaser trailer that absolutely leaves you wanting to know more.  Which is exactly what a teaser is supposed to do.  Shortly after the NYCC panel ended, I got a few minutes with Lindelof on the red carpet.  He talked about the creation of the Tomorrowland teaser trailer, what the film is about, what they’ve tried to learn from friends and family screenings, and more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say and towards the end watch for a Brad Bird photobomb.

First POWERS Trailer; Plus New York Comic-Con Panel Recap Including New Footage for the Upcoming PlayStation Series

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PlayStation’s Powers is right in the middle of shooting, but that didn’t stop the creator of the comic books, Brian Michael Bendis, as well as show stars Susan Heyward (Deena Pilgrim), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe), Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle), Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) from hitting the Empire Stage at the Javits Center to discuss the show and unveil some new footage.

Not only do we have some Q&A highlights and a description of the scene screened featuring Heyward and Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, but we’ve also got some material that you can watch yourself because PlayStation just released the very first Powers trailer.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

DAREDEVIL Comic-Con Panel Recap: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and More Unveil Clips from the Upcoming Netflix Show

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You like those brand new Daredevil images?  How about some footage descriptions to go along with them?  Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, hit the main stage podium again today to bring Daredevil to New York Comic-Con.  Not only did we get the chance to see four clips from the upcoming Netflix series, but Loeb also brought out the cast of the show including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Toby Moore (Wesley), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), marking their very first public appearance together.

Hit the jump for some Q&A highlights and a description of the clips shown in my Daredevil Comic-Con panel recap.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg Screen Upcoming Episode “Face My Enemy” and Unveil AGENT CARTER Footage

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When you don’t watch a show, how much fun can you expect to have at its New York Comic-Con panel?  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, was a blast to attend.  Just like last year, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, was on hand to introduce the early screening of Tuesday, October 14th’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, but this time around, he let Clark Gregg do it with him and when he came out, the crowd went nuts for him.

Not only did we get to experience a hefty dose of Coulson craziness and see next week’s episode, but Loeb and Gregg also unveiled some footage from Marvels brand new series Agent Carter as well.  Hit the jump for more on that in my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con panel recap.

BIG HERO 6 Comic-Con Panel Recap: Brand New Clips and Big Laughs Thanks to Baymax

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You’d think some of the folks attending the Big Hero 6 panel at New York Comic-Con might be big fans of the source material.  However, when the guy warming up the crowd prior to the panel asked who has read the comic book, hardly anyone responded.  In fact, one of the only audible responses was, “It’s weird.”  Weird or not, Big Hero 6 the movie looks like it’ll be a major crowd-pleaser.  At this point, Walt Disney Animation Studios has unleashed a slew of promotional material and Baymax is absolutely killing it in every last bit of it.

With the film less than a month away from its big debut, directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, and voice actors Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung and T.J. Miller all hit the main stage at the Javits Center to talk Big Hero 6 and show off some unseen clips from the film.  Hit the jump for my Big Hero 6 Comic-Con panel recap, and click here to watch the new trailer.

TOMORROWLAND Comic-Con Panel Recap: George Clooney Makes First Comic-Con Appearance; Unveils Action-Packed Clip Loaded with Lasers and Robots

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We may be a little light on movies at New York Comic-Con this year, but Walt Disney Studios decided to go big by unveiling some never-before-seen material from Tomorrowland.  At first, we thought it was huge that we got to see the film’s brand new teaser trailer, but mere minutes after screening it at the Javits Center, the promo hit the web.  That couldn’t be right.  There had to be more, right?  Sure enough, Disney delivered.

You know how you only see that super short snippet of George Clooney in the teaser?  Clooney made his very first Comic-Con appearance at the Tomorrowland panel to give us more footage featuring his character.  Hit the jump for my Tomorrowland Comic-Con recap.

Netflix and Marvel Unveil DAREDEVIL Logo; Find Out How to Meet the Cast at New York Comic-Con

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New York Comic-Con is just days away now and Marvel and Netflix want to make sure you’re aware of all their plans for the upcoming series, Marvel’s Daredevil.  We already told you about Saturday’s panel, but now they’ve also announced that there will be a signing session as well.  Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio will all be on hand for the event.

Interested?  If you are, you might have to get up a little early on the morning of Saturday, October 11th for this one.  The signing won’t happen until 3:45pm, but it’s a ticketed event so just head over to the Marvel Booth when the convention center opens up at 10am to participate in the random drawing process.  Hit the jump for more details and to check out the brand new Daredevil logo as well.

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