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Ron Burgundy Announces Anchorman Sequel On Conan

I’m in a glass cage of emotion right now. After years of false starts and hopeful rumors, a sequel to the incredible movie Anchorman is officially a go! Will Ferrell made the announcement in-character as Ron Burgundy on Conan last night, but how did he break the news?

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Are Michael Bay’s TMNT Plans Worth the Nerd-Rage?

Next year there will be a new live-action movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming at us from Michael Bay (he of Transformers infamy), and the producer’s recent hints that the Turtles’ origin is being revamped met lots of harsh feedback from fans online. But even if the continuity-screwing turns out to be true, this professed Turtles fan has to ask– is there enough to TMNT to get up-in-arms about in the first place?
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Comics Korner: Week of 3/28/2012

            After returning from a whirlwind week in Paris, France where I was lucky enough to experience the comic culture firsthand (they LOVE comics over there), I’m back to the familiar racks of the États-Unis.  Next week will finally bring the arrival of the hotly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men #1, but this week still has plenty of incredible comics on offer.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.1 – “A Little Kiss”

It’s been a long year and a half wait for AMC’s Mad Men to return to the air, and this week’s double-length premiere had a lot to offer us starving SCDP addicts. As we enter 1966 with Don Draper and his fellow ad men, the scene is immediately set for a whole new world, between the burgeoning civil rights movement, and some major personal changes to contend with at the same time.
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Mass Effect 3′s Campaign Falls Short of Expectations

Mass Effect 3 hit shelves earlier this month to record hype– the fervor emanating from Bioware’s rabid fanbase was almost insurmountable. I personally was dizzy with excitement on March 5th just waiting for the hours to run down to 12am so I could speed home and begin a marathon playthrough of the game that would no doubt be regarded as one of the greatest works of science fiction ever produced. This is, after all, the culmination of hundreds of hours of intense gaming over the course of five years– an epic finale for the cast of characters gamers have come to love so much.
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Check Out the First Image of TV’s Green Arrow

The CW has a pilot in the works based on DC’ Green Arrow, and the first image of the emerald archer has hit the net. The Nolan-y take on Ollie is out there, but does the seriousness of this image translate to the CW’s being serious about taking this show to full series?
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New Prometheus Trailer Confirms Alien Connection, Fails to Disappoint

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The full trailer for Prometheus debuted this weekend at Wonder Con, and hit the web pretty much immediately. The new trailer gives us a much closer look at the upcoming movie and puts to rest any doubt that this is indeed a prequel to Alien. Oh, and it looks fantastic!
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The Amazing Spider-Man Goes Viral

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There’s some changes coming to the Spidey we know and love in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie, and Sony’s newly-launched viral marketing campaign gives us some new hints about what’s new. Check out the new viral video that reveals the new Daily Bugle… and who may be taking over the J. Jonah Jameson role in the reboot!

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Marvel’s Re-Evolution Begins at SXSW

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This week saw a pretty big announcement from Marvel in the form of a new application called Marvel AR and a revolutionary new line called Infinite comics.  Starting in April, smartphones and tablets with cameras will become readers’ windows to extra content, like original sketches and writer/artist commentary, when the AR logo is scanned within the forthcoming app.  Is this a useless new idea that will be underutilized and done away with shortly after launch, or could it truly be the next step in digital comics publishing that other companies will have to adopt in order to stay competitive?

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Mattel Draws a Line in the Sand for Collectors

Mattel gives and Mattel takes away. The company’s plans for 2012 seem to revolve around a clear and decisive split between their “collector” toys and “kid” toys, and the news coming from Matty’s camp late last week seems to prove they’re taking this plan seriously.
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