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Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2013
Writer Peter David has suffered a stroke while on vacation with his family in Florida. His wife Kathleen has been updating David’s well-trafficked blog with updates, noting the events which led up to his trip to the emergency room and diagnosis, as well as his progress so far. While there has been a non-trivial loss […]
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Review: “Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: It’s A Kind Of Magic

by Grant Whiteon December 28, 2012
The magical girl genre is one of the cornerstones of anime. For as long as conflicted boys have been stumbling into secret army mecha, girls have likewise been on adventures of self discovery by becoming costumed defenders who fight with the powers of hope and magic. In the same way, the concept has been explored […]

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Charles Durning, Actor, 1923 – 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Versatile character actor Charles Durning passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89. Durning was born in poverty (the ninth of 10 children, only 5 of whom lived to adulthood) and went through harrowing combat experiences during World War II, surviving the assualt on Omaha Beach […]
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PR: “Ultimate Spider-Man” Thwips Into Season Two with One-Hour Prime-Time Premiere on January 21, 2013

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2012
HIT MARVEL SERIES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN THWIPS INTO SEASON TWO WITH A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME PREMIERE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21 ON DISNEY XD — “Marvel Comics Close-Up” Interstitials Promoting Literacy To Debut -– Hit Marvel animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” thwips into season two with a special one-hour primetime premiere on MONDAY, JANUARY 21 (7:00 – 8:00 […]

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How To Survive The Cartoon Apocalypse, The Toonzone Way!

by Todd DuBoison December 21, 2012
Feeling down about the end of the world? Four out of five dentists say you shouldn’t be. Sure, December 21st could unleash untold cataclysms that will destroy all life as we know it, but the funny thing about the end of the world is that it’s never truly the end. Life always finds a way, […]
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Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire” & “Mickey & Donald Have a Farm”

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2012
In my review of the first season DVD set of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I compared the show to playing the blues, noting that blues is simple music and simple music is the hardest music to play. The five episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on the latest “soccer mom” DVD […]

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Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” Season 1: Pony Up for This One

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2012
The late, great blues guitar player Albert Collins once said, “Simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music.” The basics of a 12-bar blues and a minor pentatonic scale are simple, but “simple” does not mean “easy.” There’s a gigantic and somewhat ineffable gap between understanding those […]
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PR: “Animaniacs” Joins the Hub Lineup with Four-Hour Marathon and Movie on December 24, 2012

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2012
*TUNE-IN ALERT* GIVE A WACKY WELCOME TO ANIMANIACS! FAN-FAVORITE JOINS THE HUB’S LINE-UP WITH A FOUR-HOUR MARATHON AND MOVIE THIS CHRISTMAS EVE BEGINNING AT 4 PM ET! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF LITTLEST PET SHOP, SATURDAY AT 11:30 AM ET AND SPECIAL BACK-TO-BACK HOLIDAY EPISODES OF FAMILY GAME NIGHT, CHRISTMAS DAY AT 12 […]

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Arrow Episode Recap – Year’s End – Season 1, Episode 9

by Alex Beanon December 18, 2012
Synopsis: With potential Mrs. Arrow, Helena the Huntress, seemingly on vacation in the Bahamas after last episode’s Dirty Harryesque meltdown, Oliver – aka Arrow – keeps himself busy by tussling with a copycat vigilante known as the Dark Archer, who is evidently either trying to make Arrow/Oliver look bad or reveal his true identity or […]
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Arrow Episode Recap – Vendetta – Season 1, Episode 8

by Alex Beanon December 18, 2012
Synopsis: Oliver – aka Arrow – hooks up with Helena the Huntress in a sort of pre-marital test of vigilante philosophies [revenge vs. sweet justice] before going down the possible path to Mr. and Mrs. Arrowdom. It looks like Mr. and Mrs. Arrow are in business as a crime fighting couple until – oh no […]