By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
The greatest actors don’t just pretend to be a character — they actually become that character, so perfectly embodying a fictional persona that their performance transcends mere acting. And that’s exactly the kind of performance given by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC’s smartly-written, modern update of the famous Sherlock Holmes detective stories.
Cumberbatch truly is Sherlock Holmes, and he was a delight to watch in the first season of the BBC’s “Sherlock.” And the good news for fans is, the second season of the show (which just finished airing on PBS) also is excellent.
“Sherlock” takes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective and transplants him to modern-day London. Cumberbatch’s Holmes serves as a “consulting detective,” aided by his friend Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), who also blogs about Holmes’ adventures. The second season of the show updates several of Doyle’s most famous detective tales, having Holmes cross paths with the elusive femme fatale Irene Adler, investigate the “hounds of Baskerville,” and puzzle over Moriarty’s “final problem.” Continue reading
The ESO Network is on the road again. This weekend, May 25 – 27, several members of the ESO Network are heading out to conventions.
Earth Station One’s Bobby Nash will be at the Alabama Phoenix Festival in Birmingham, AL with Friends of the Station Van Allen Plexico, Jason Flowers, Sean Taylor, and more. Learn more about the Alabama Phoenix Festival at http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com
Earth Station One/Earth Station Who’s Mike Faber, Michael Gordon, and the Phantom Troublemaker will be at TimeGate in Atlanta GA along with Friends of the Station Scott and Debbie Vigue, and more.
Learn more about TimeGate at http://www.timegateorg.com
If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hi.
Tell ‘em ESO sent ya!
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IDW Publishing has shared the following press release with Earth Station One.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic creation.
San Diego, CA (May 18, 2012) – Joe Kubert is one of the most lauded artists in the history of comics, a true living legend. He has been a vital creative force since the 1940s and remains so to this day. He has had defining runs on Hawkman, Enemy Ace, Tor, Sgt. Rock, and many others. Among his career highlights is Tarzan of the Apes, and Kubert’s rendition could arguably be called the definitive comic adaptation of the Ape-man.
“To have the Tarzan stories I drew commemorate the 100th anniversary of a strip I fell in love with as a kid is the thrill of a lifetime,” said Joe Kubert, writer and artist of all the stories in this Artist’s Edition. Continue reading
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Tagged Artist Edition, Earth Station One, Edgar Rice Burroughs, ESO, IDW, IDW Publishing, Joe Kubert, Scott Dunbier, Tarzan, Zombies Vs. Robots
by Matt Goldberg, Source: Collider.com
A couple weeks ago, we reported that Universal was close to green-lighting Kick-Ass 2 written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down), and produced by Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn. At the Kapow! Comic Convention, Wadlow confirmed that shooting would begin in September. However, he added that Chloe Moretz had not officially signed on to reprise her role as Hit-Girl, which may be a bit of a problem since Wadlow had significantly expanded the character’s role from what it was in Mark Millar‘s comic series.
kick-ass-2-comic-book-coverSpeaking to the audience at Kapow! [via CBM], Wadlow says the movie will have more of an emotional story to tell (it doesn’t surprise me that Millar’s comic lacks one) Continue reading
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Tagged Chloe Moretz, Collider, Earth Station One, Hit Girl, Jeff Wadlow, Kick-Ass 2