More comics, more anime and more sci-fi -- what more could a genre geek ask for? Last year's wraparound lineups and record-setting crowds finally persuaded the people behind Toronto's annual genre convention -- Fan Expo --to add an extra day. It now starts on Thursday instead of Friday, and runs from August 25 to 28.
Good thing too, since there are more high-profile guests and "one time only" events than there have ever been. Whether you're a fan of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming or all of the above, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Comic fans are in for some big announcements from Marvel and DC, and horror fans will get an exclusive screening of 'Near Dark,' the cult horror film from Best Director Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. Plus, William Shatner returns to the big screen with documentary 'The Captains,' which features interviews with everyone who has ever piloted the Starship Enterprise.
This is just a taste of what's to come at this year's Fan Expo. For the true highlights of this year's convention, hit the jump.
I have to admit it. I'm getting a little excited for The Tonys. I usually find them boring. The performances are fantastic but the awards in between are a bit of a snore. However, this cast of presenters is intriguing. I'll at least be flipping back and forth hoping to catch the performances and my favorite stars.
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday June 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
Maybe I blacked out for a few minutes, but I didn't see any correspondents in this episode. Not even a field report! Hmm. I don't think that's happened in a while. I suspect YouTube/Google is holding all of the correspondents hostage until Viacom pulls the lawsuit. It is the only logical explanation.
(S02E13) As we saw last week, Earl re-ignited his quest for karma and began doing good deeds for people again. Although the show this season has strayed from the basic concept and we've seen more character development, the "Cops" episode was this season's nadir, in my opinon, and I thought the show had to get back on track. Last week it did, and this week was more of the same.
What made this episode so satisfying to me was that it took the situation over Joy's stealing of the Bargain Bags truck and the kidnapping of its driver--Josh Martin--and brought it to a whole other level. After Earl gets himself stuck trying to get into his car, and with Slow Roger being of no help, he notices a Bargain Bags truck and flashes back to Joy's misdeeds. He decides to do something nice for Josh by having him get a "regular" massage, but to Earl and Randy's great shock, Josh is dead. Of course, death by being crushed in a Murphy Bed certain qualifies for a Darwin Award, but hey, stuff happens.
The director of such trash classics Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble will star as the "Groom Reaper," guiding us through the grizzly murders that resulted from these most unholy of matrimonies. The show will debut in 2007.
I'd be slightly more excited if Waters were directing the series, but its subject matter is right up his alley -- if only it were set in Baltimore.
- Four more are voted off of American Idol, on FOX at 8pm. It's followed by a new ep of The O.C.
- ABC has the movie Bringing Down The House, followed by a new Primetime.
- CBS has a new Survivor at 8, followed by new eps of CSI and Without A Trace.
- NBC has two repeats of Will and Grace, then repeats of My Name Is Earl, The Office, and ER.
- The WB has a repeat Smallville at 8, then a new Beauty and the Geek.
- UPN has repeats of Everybody Hates Chris, Love, Inc, Eve, and Cuts.
- 8pm movies: TMC has Saved! and FLIX has Gods and Monsters.
- Also at 8: TNT has basketball, the Nuggets vs. the 76ers.
- At 9, you can turn on TBS and check out one of the worst movies ever made, Wild Wild West.
- The Sci-Fi Channel has a movie that scared everyone when I was a teen, the nuclear disaster flick The Day After. It's on at 9 too.
- At 10, TLC has a new ep of Beyond The Bull, while HGTV has a new House Hunters.
- At 11, IFC has John Waters' controversial film Polyester.
- If you missed the pilot ep of Conviction last week, you can catch it on Bravo at 11.
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