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Comic Riffs Archive: Geek Buzz

THE 2011 OSCARS: 10 Geeky Facts About the Academy Award winners & losers

"Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich hoists the Oscar for Best Animated Feature (Reuter) In an Oscars broadcast co-hosted by Spider-Man's best friend (the heavy-lidded James Franco) and the newly cast Catwoman character (the high-energy Anne Hathaway,), it's only...

By Michael Cavna  | February 28, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, General  | Tags:  Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Halle Berry, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Portman, Pixar, Toy Story 3  
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LIGHTS! CAMERA! PORTMAN! New 'THOR' trailer's best special effect: Natalie

The first "Thor" trailer left some viewers underwhelmed -- beyond Anthony Hopkins's booming presence, all that Norse power seemed rather, well, muted and diluted. Today, though, a new post-Super Bowl "Thor" trailer lands -- and with it, Comic Riffs,...

By Michael Cavna  | February 17, 2011; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes  | Tags:  Chris Hemsworth, Henry Cavill, Iron Man 3, Marvel Comics, Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black, Superman, Thor, Zack Snyder  
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Adrianne Palicki: Flying high, here's network-TV's new WONDER WOMAN... [Updated]

(Image: NBC Universal) And the winner in the casting sweepstakes to play TV's next Wonder Woman is... Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights" fame. So says Warner Bros., in announcing that the not-blond-for-long actress has won the titular role...

By Michael Cavna  | February 16, 2011; 8:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes  | Tags:  Adrianne Palicki, Wonder Woman  
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TRAILER OF THE DAY: Hotly anticipated 'X-MEN: First Class' lands...at last! [UPDATED]

In less than two minutes, X-Men may have just moved to the head of the class. At times during this season of cinematic superheroes, this year's Mutant reboot has seemed like the Marvel universe's sad, beastly stepchild as "Thor"...

By Michael Cavna  | February 10, 2011; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes  | Tags:  Marvel Entertainment, X-Men: First Class  
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QUICK POST: And the FF's new Human Torch replacement is...Spidey! [UPDATED]

Note: This news item was originally published at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday. (Image: Steve Epting / courtesy of Marvel Entertainment) Two weeks ago came the news that Marvel was extinguishing the Human Torch. Not only would Johnny Storm die, but...

By Michael Cavna  | February 9, 2011; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes  | Tags:  Fantastic Four, Future Foundation, Jonathan HIckman, Marvel, Spider-Man, Steve Epting, Tom Brevoort  
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New 'SUPERMAN' is cast: 'Tudors' ' Henry Cavill is your big-screen Man of Steel

(Image: Warner Bros.) The tights have been cast. And your new Superman, despite the fan campaigning, won't be SuperHamm. British actor Henry Cavill, 27, perhaps best known in the States for playing Charles Brandon in Showtime's "The Tudors," has...

By Michael Cavna  | January 30, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes  | Tags:  Brandon Routh, Christopher Nolan, Henry Cavill, Superman, Zack Snyder  
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