Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New DVD/Blu-Rays This Week... NOAH, THE OTHER WOMAN...

New DVD/Blu-Rays This Week inclued NOAH, THE OTHER WOMAN

This week, I was walleyed by my work with Comic-Con, but here's a short list of new DVDs and Blu-rays coming out today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014:

Noah, starring Russell Crowe
(Received a user rating of 6.1/10 on IMDb)

The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.
(IMDb: 6.2/10)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean.

Midsomer Murders, Set 24, Starring Jason Hughes and Neil Dudgeon

Curtains [Blu-ray] 1983, with John Vernon, Samantha Eggar.

The Big Chill [Blu-ray] 1983, starring Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, William Hurt, et al.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX, with Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson

Finding Vivian Maier,

Duel at Diablo [Blu-ray] 1966, starring the late James Garner, with Sidney Poitier.

Separate Tables [Blu-ray] 1958, with Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School

Marty [Blu-ray] 1955, with Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Movies This Week: HERCULES, LUCY

New Movies This Week: HERCULES, LUCY

It's the week of one word titled new movies, where Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson lead the way into theaters with new movies.  Check out the quick list and my preview take on the movies. (For what it's worth!)

Opening This Week - July 25

Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson

Rated: PG-13 98 min

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes

My thoughts: At first I was all about Johnson playing the legendary strong man, but then I caught some previews that were hack full of 3D gimmick scenes of things coming at the viewer. For some reason, I thought that crap went away a long time ago.

Because of that, I've put this on the back burner until it becomes a rental, a pay channel focus or it lands on FX of TNT or some such channel that doubles the length of the movie with loud commercials.


LUCY starring Scarlett Johansson

Rated: R 90 min

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Director: Luc Besson
Stars:    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

My thoughts: Director Luc Besson has had some great popcorn hits under his belt, like the Taken and Transporter film franchises. He is also credited with creating the CW TV series, Nikita.  So there's that.

Scarlett Johansson... well, if you think about it, I'm guessing there will be a strong male demographic heading out to see this film. She rocks it as The Black Widow in the MCU so why wouldn't she here?

If I weren't going to Comic-Con, this would be the flick I'd be seeing in theaters this week.

STAN LEE Apperance at Comic-Con 2014

STAN LEE Apperance at Comic-Con 2014

Want to catch Stan Lee at Comic Con this year?

via press release

What: The legendary Stan Lee will be at the annual San Diego Comic-Con convention for two ticketed events to promote the Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 franchise:

·       Meet-and-greet at Factory Entertainment’s booth

·       Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings DVD signing at Cinedigm’s booth 

Tickets for both events will be given out starting at 9:30 am on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Friday, July 25, 2014

Where and Why:

·       Factory Entertainment (Booth #2747):

9:30 am PST: Plush available for purchase to obtain meet & greet ticket.

4:15 – 4:45 pm PST: Stan Lee Meet & Greet.

An opportunity to be one of the first to purchase Factory Entertainment’s new Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 plush with hangtags autographed by Stan Lee. Purchase provides the first 50 people in line the opportunity to meet Stan Lee.

·       Cinedigm (Booth #1437):

9:30 am PST: Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings DVDs available for purchase at Cinedigm booth in advance of DVD signing.

5:00 – 5:30 pm PST: Stan Lee DVD Signing.

(Only one ticket per person and maximum two DVDs signed per person and signing  will be limited to 50 people.)

About Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 (SLAM 7): Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings is the first in a trilogy of movies produced by Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture among Genius Brands International, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics, and is the first in a trilogy of feature-length films. The hilarious, post-modern adventure features the voice talents of Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Christian Slater (“Mind Games”), Mayim Bialik (“Big Bang Theory”), Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives”), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Darren Criss (“Glee”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Jim Belushi (Snow Buddies), Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class), and – of course! – Stan Lee.  Interestingly, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings, which premiered on the Hub Network in February 2014, marks the first time Stan Lee has written himself into one of his projects. 

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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR at Comic-Con 2014

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR at Comic-Con 2014

Check out what Dimension Films is doing at Comic-Con with their latest chapter of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For...

via press release

- Throughout Comic-Con
The film's classic cars will be on display at Petco Park parking lot throughout Comic-Con (July 24-27) against a 102-foot long Sin City skyline. The cars will will include a 1985 Dodge Diplomat, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1960 Chevy Corvette, 1959 Cadillac el dorado, 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible and 1949 Cadillac Sedanette. There will also be a Sin City style photo booth, a live DJ every day and promo giveaways (t-shirts, poker chips, playing cards, mini posters and books).
- Saturday, July 26 (11:15am - 12:15pm)
- Saturday, July 26 (2:50pm - 3:50pm)
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and actors Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson will be present for the official Hall H panel.
 - Saturday, July 26 (4:15pm - 5:15pm)
Will take place at the Convention Hall at the Dark Horse booth.
In theaters August 22, 2014
Dimension Films
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.
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ADULT SWIM at Comic-Con 2014

ADULT SWIM at Comic-Con 2014

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               This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will once again amaze and inspire fans inside and outside the convention center with an all new Adult Swim booth, unique fan experiences and celebrity filled signings and panels featuring series stars, creators and producers from the network’s most popular shows such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, and Rick and Morty. Adult Swim will also offer fans a first -look at their highly anticipated new series Mike Tyson Mysteries and the live-action series starring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer. Adult Swim stars and creators on hand will include Mike Tyson, Aaron McGruder, Seth Green, Dan Harmon, Rob Corddry, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Christy Karacas, and many more.  Fans can also stop by the Adult Swim booth #3721 where they can dare to pay tribute to the Goddess of Luck and beg her to deliver a gift of unforeseeable importance. The King awaits to knight the true of heart while Jokers and Fools entertain their most ravenous fans. Come one, come all. Come wait in a line that may very well change your life (for better or worse).
Adult Swim will also have a major presence at the Petco Park parking lot across from the convention center starting at 3pm Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th
.  Named the #1 brand activation at last year’s convention by AdWeek, the Adult Swim Fun House will return for a second year of Robot Pumps and Spasm Chasms.  Multiple challenges will force guests to crawl, slide, and sing their way to get through this giant castle.  Don’t miss your chance to get publicly dumped.
Nestled next to the Fun House, the Meatwad Full Dome Experience will be making its debut at this year’s convention.  This familiar fast-food friend will guide guests on a journey through a mind-fudging interdimensional-space-coaster-love-canal. We are breaking theoretical physics here. Once attendees successfully escape the Dome or Fun House, they will be treated to free, live screen printed t-shirts, photo opportunities, and get to watch as others attempt to break free of the castle.  Free for all fans aged 18 and up, tickets will be distributed at the Fun House and the Dome daily starting at 12:00 p.m. and will be open Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26 from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night. First Come, First Served. Savvy social fans who use Adult Swim’s official convention hashtag #adultswimSDCC will see their posts and their photos from the Fun House on AdultSwimPresents.com.
Adult Swim fan favorites Tim and Eric invite fans to their exclusive Jammy Party on Friday, July 25 for the world premiere of their new live action show Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories. PJ attire and RSVP required for entry. Adult Swim will also be hosting panels and events near the Fun House on Saturday, July 26. Don’t miss a first look at Aaron McGruder’s new original series Black Jesus, and a sneak peek and panel discussion from Adult Swim animated originals Superjail!, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles, a new series coming this fall. Visit AdultSwimPresents.com for more information.
Below is a list of Adult Swim series panels, fan events, and signings Thursday, July 24 - Saturday, July 26, 2014.  Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change. For continuing information about Adult Swim’s plans at Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter @AdultSwimPR. Adult Swim’s official convention hashtag #adultswimSDCC. Full lineup details: AdultSwimPresents.com.

Thursday, July 24
Convention Center Room 25ABC

Childrens Hospital Special Video Presentation and Q&A
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy® winning live-action comedy returns to Comic-Con for a fifth year! Creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six, and will be joined onstage by select cast for a lively and medically accurate Q&A.  From Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, Childrens Hospital will premiere with new episodes in 2015.  Connect with the show on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChildrensHospitalTV.

Friday, July 25
Hilton San Diego Bayfront—Indigo Ballroom

The Venture Bros.
12:15 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 

The fifth annual [adult swim] panel block at Comic-Con will be kicked off with the cult-favorite series, The Venture Bros. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer and the voice of Dr. Venture, James Urbaniak, will take the stage to discuss the upcoming sixth season of their original series and answer fan questions.  

The Triumph / McBrayer Panel 
1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 

The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series from Universal Television that is set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim].  Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse), co-creator Michael Koman (Eagleheart, Nathan For You), and star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) as they discuss the new series.  

Rick and Morty 
1:45 p.m.   2:30 p.m.

Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) invite fans for a behind the scenes look at the upcoming second season.  They will be joined by cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek), and Chris Parnell (Archer).  Ryan Ridley (Community) will moderate the panel.

Mike Tyson Mysteries 
2:30 p.m.   3:15 p.m. 

In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike's adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Join us for a first look at the new series premiering this fall and panel discussion featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Childrens Hospital creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will moderate the panel.

Robot Chicken 
3:15 p.m.   4:00 p.m. 

Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by co-head writer Tom Root, writer/director Zeb Wells, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and fan favorite character Bitch Pudding, who gets her time to shine in the all-new Bitch Pudding Special. Come watch a sneak peek of the upcoming special and get your questions answered about the current seventh season, airing Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on [adult swim]. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim will moderate the panel.
Tickets are required for all signings at the Adult Swim Booth #3721. A limited number of tickets will be given out at the booth on the day-of. First come. First served.
Drawings for Warner Bros. signing tickets will be held at 8AM on the day of each signing in the Sails Pavilion. Attendees may start to line up for the limited ticket drawing when the doors open each morning.

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Childrens Hospital
Warner Bros. Booth #4545


5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.      Mike Tyson Mysteries
Warner Bros. Booth #4545


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    The Venture Bros.
Adult Swim Booth #3721

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      Robot Chicken
Adult Swim Booth #3721

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Rick and Morty
Adult Swim Booth #3721

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CARTOON NETWORK Panels and Screenings at Comic-Con 2014

via press release

Below is a list of Cartoon Network series panels, fan events, screenings and signings at 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27, 2014.  Events as well as series producers and talent scheduled to appear are subject to change. Details on the Adventure Time ConQuest will be announced shortly.
For continuing information about Cartoon Network at San Diego Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @CartoonNetPR. Official hashtag #CNSDCC.



Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back panel extravaganza featuring Uncle Grandpa & Clarence followed by Adventure Time, moderated by the super-talented man-of-many-voices Tom Kenny.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Good Mornin’! What’s better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? TWO CARTOON NETWORK COMEDIES! That’s right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network.  It’s woooooorth it.  Joining us from Uncle Grandpa will be creator Pete Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus) and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Joining us from Clarence will be Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story), Tom Kenny (Tiny Miracle, Uncle Grandpa and Sumo, Clarence) and Eric Edelstein (Chad).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Oh my glob, what would Comic-Con be without Adventure Time?  Never fear, fans, Cartoon Network is bringing back the most mathematical show on TV to San Diego Comic-Con 2014.  You know what time it is!  So get off your lumps and hang out with the fantastical cast and crew as they dish on all things Adventure Time and share never-before-seen footage. The following friends will be joining us from the Land of Ooo for a super sick panel: Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Tom Kenny (Ice King), Olivia Olson (Marceline), Kent Osborne (Head of Story), Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer) and MORE!


Cartoon Network presents a back-to-back Panel Extravaganza featuring Steven Universe and Regular Show.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Believe in Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl… and STEVEN at this star-studded, musically inspired gem of a panel brought to you by Cartoon Network. Sure to delight your eyeballs and earlobes, you won’t want to miss a moment of the magic. Get the inside scoop and exclusive content from the following guardians of the universe: Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey (Supervising Director), Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Tom Scharpling (Greg).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Dude, the extraordinary hit comedy from Cartoon Network is returning to the spotlight in San Diegoooooooooooooooh!  It’s been the Year of the Rigby, a season filled with hilarious adventure and shockers!  Brace yourselves for a special Regular Show panel with even more fun and surprises – including never-before-seen footage. So bring your bros and let’s get this party started!  The following slackers will be joining us all the way from the park: Regular Show creator, JG Quintel (Mordecai), William Salyers (Rigby), Roger Craig Smith (Thomas), Minty Lewis (voice of Eileen & Storyboard Artist), Matt Price (Story Editor) and Sean Szeles (Supervising Director).


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room 25ABC

Brian Bowler (Brand Marketing Director, The LEGO Group) will take you on an exclusive, inside look at the development of LEGO® Legends of CHIMA™ with Tommy Andreasen (Senior Creative Manager, The LEGO Group), John Derevlany (Writer, The LEGO Group), and Samuel Johnson (Senior Product Designer, The LEGO Group). Hear how the TV series and toys came to life, with the team behind the theme!

WB PANEL: Teen Titans Go!
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Room 6BCF

Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Room 5AB

Join the LEGO® Ninjago team to hear about the development of the LEGO®: Ninjago TV show and toys. Tommy Andreasen (Senior Creative Manager, The LEGO Group), Dan Hageman (Writer, Ninjago TV Series), Kevin Hageman (Writer, Ninjago TV Series), and Simon Lucas (Product Designer Manager, The LEGO Group) will discuss the behind-the-scenes development of the LEGO Ninjago product line and TV series, with Brian Bowler (Brand Marketing Director, The LEGO Group) moderating the panel.



9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Room 7AB

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Princess Bubblegum cordially invites you to the first ever Royal Ball of Ooo at San Diego Comic-Con! Join us for an hour filled with mathematical magic as we screen a royal handful of your favorite Adventure Time episodes, including a world premiere! But wait, there’s more!  Wear your favorite Adventure Time inspired outfit for this special celebration and you have the chance to walk away with a righteous prize!  Now come one, come all (until we reach capacity!) for a ball of laughs, a ball of costumes, and a ball of royal awesomesauce!


9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Room 7AB

After a long and exhausting day at the ‘Con, come chillax with Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, and Gumball as they SQUEEEEZE into an hour of laughs for all to enjoy!  Back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN fun-stuffs is what awaits you at this exclusive San Diego Comic-Con screening event!  And don’t forget to massage your mind muscles because if you can answer some ‘toon trivia, you might just win a prize! Aaaaw….new friends!  


8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Room 7AB

You and your best bros are totally invited to take the stage at The Regular Show Rock-A-Thon. Awwwwww yeauuuuh! Join Cartoon Network for the most rockin’ hour ever as we cut a rug to some classic episodes and jam out to a brand new one before anyone else gets to see it.  But that’s not all — we challenge YOU to come correct with your best Regular Show number.  The more awesome your performance, the more likely you are to WIN a prize! So what are you waiting for? Practice your funky fresh flow and let’s get this party started! Participation is limited.

All signings are at the Cartoon Network Booth #3735. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the booth.


12:00 p.m.           Uncle Grandpa & Clarence
2:00 p.m.              Adventure Time


12:00 p.m.           Steven Universe
2:00 p.m.              Regular Show
                              Cartoon Network on Amazon

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BLACKLIST, GRIMM other NBC Titles at Comic-Con 2014

BLACKLIST, GRIMM other NBC Titles at Comic-Con 2014

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“Constantine,” “The Blacklist,” “Hannibal,” “Grimm,” “Bates Motel” and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Share Secrets With Fans

NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27.
The network will present panels for returning series “The Blacklist” and “Hannibal” while Universal Television will host panels for NBC’s “Grimm,” its A&E series “Bates Motel” as well as a new untitled series coming to Adult Swim that stars Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and “30 Rock” alumnus Jack McBrayer. Also, Warner Bros. Television will present multiple screenings and a panel for new NBC Friday night series “Constantine.”

Based upon the characters from DC Comics, “Constantine” reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

There will be a huge presence for “Constantine” at Comic-Con, including at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center) where a 3-D experience will immerse fans in the world of “Constantine.” Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away.
Comic-Con fans will have a chance to see the world premiere of the “Constantine” pilot as part of Warner Bros. Television’s annual Preview Night screenings on Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

The Warner Bros. Television panel for “Constantine” is set for Saturday, July 26 at 5:15 p.m. in room 6BCF. This will include a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with cast members Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, as well as executive producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide magazine’s Michael Schneider.

Additionally, on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. in Hall H, “Constantine” will be included in the Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment three-hour special Comic-Con event, with cast members and executive producers making appearances on the Hall H stage and footage from the pilot being screened.

To discuss its phenomenal first season, as well as what’s ahead for season two, Raymond “Red” Reddington himself, James Spader, will headline “The Blacklist” panel on Saturday, July 26 at 1:45 p.m. in room 6A. In addition to Spader, executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath will participate in the panel, which will be moderated by TV Guide’s Michael Schneider.
The No. 1 new series of the 2013-14 season, “The Blacklist” will take over Tin Fish Restaurant at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday). Fans will be able to get on “The Blacklist” via a custom photo opportunity and also receive “Blacklist” souvenirs. 

Friday night fave “Grimm” will return to Comic-Con with a panel on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. in Ballroom 20 that will feature an exclusive video. The panel, moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times, will include cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee, as well as executive producers David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba.

For the critically beloved drama “Hannibal,” which Vulture.com says is “unlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV,” the panel will include cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson, as well as executive producers Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steve Lightfoot and David Slade. The panel, organized by Gaumont International Television and moderated by U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, will take place Thursday, July 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy Award-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season three debuting in 2015. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly on Friday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6A.

The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on Adult Swim. Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel, co-creator Michael Koman and star Jack McBrayer  as they discuss the new series Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

The invite-only Fifth Annual NBC Digital Network Party will take place Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Solamar Rooftop. Mingling with the array of Comic-Con bloggers will be an assortment of NBC and Universal Television cast and executives.
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VIKINGS at Comic-Con 2014

VIKINGS at Comic-Con 2014

via press release

HISTORY®’s hit scripted drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 25 with several exciting opportunities for fans, including a panel with exclusive season three footage, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing.
Details are as follows:
HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6A
VIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three!
“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.

Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) will make an appearance on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Ave. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

VIKINGS Comic Book – Creator & Story by Michael Hirst, Written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Artwork by Giuliano Piccinnino with Cover Art by Anthony Spray
Custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book will be given to select fans who visit the “On the Set” activation on 450 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, the character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods.
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