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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany is an actor, writer, and producer who was born in New York City on September 3, 1963. He began his career in theatre before landing some small roles in movies, including ‘Alien 3’, ‘Casualties of War’, and ‘Rough Riders’. Since then, he has established a successful career in television and film. He has starred in movies such as ‘Below’, ‘Fight Club’, and ‘Monster Trucks’. He has also collaborated on many other projects behind the camera. Here are five things you probably do not know about Holt McCallany. 1. He is in a Long-term Relationship with Nicole Wilson McCallany

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Holt McCallany
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reteam for Teddy Roosevelt biopic

It looks like Martin Scorsese will follow up his currently-in-production mob epic The Irishman by reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio, although it may not be for the previously reported FBI tale Killers of the Flower Moon or the Dr. H.H. Holmes serial killer film The Devil in the White City.

According to Deadline, the duo are set to collaborate on a biopic of the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which was first set up way back in 2005. Originally it was to take its inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, with Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) penning the screenplay. However, this new take will instead be based on a script by Scott Bloom.

Roosevelt’s life including military honours, leading the legendary cavalry regiment the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, before moving into politics where he served as Governor of New York,
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AfterShock announces new series The Normals

AfterShock Comics has announced the upcoming launch of the new series The Normals from creator Adam Glass (Rough Riders, Suicide Squad) and artist Dennis Calero, which will get underway in May. Check out the cover and a first look preview here…

Think about your “life” for a moment…the people you’ve known, the one’s you’ve loved, and all the stuff in between. Now imagine you learned that everything You believed, everything You lived, everything You felt actually never happened…it was All not real. But it is Real to You and you now must fight to save it and everyone you love. But to do that, you first have to save the world. Welcome to “The Normals.” an exciting new rush-of-blood-to-the-head series and AfterShock Comics.

The Normals #1 goes on sale on May 27th, priced $3.99.
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Kickstarter Spotlight - Special Guests Kat Calamia and Omar Morales 9 Panel Grid: Episode 11

Since January has given us an extra week, we decided to do a special Kickstarter episode! Sometimes there are amazing comic book creators who’s fantastic ideas could use a bit of help from fans in order to get us a finished book. We are featuring two great writers who are starting Kickstarter campaigns to promote their titles. From the LRMOnline family we have Kat Kalamia and Omar Morales writer for “Cruzader: Agent of the Vatican” and Guinness World Record holder for the largest comic book published. Kat is promoting her title “Life Father, Like Daughter” and Omar talks about the “Not Forgotten” anthology he is working on. We then venture into our Top 5 independent comics and finish off with the books for the week!

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Episode 11

Like Father, Like Daughter & Not Forgotten Kickstarter

Like Father, Like Daughter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shortfusemedia/like-father-like-daughter-1-comic-book

What’s
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Comic Review: SuperZero #6

Amanda Conner with Paul Mounts (Aftershock Comics)

In case you haven’t picked up any issues of SuperZero yet, I would like to take this moment to warn you that this review is full of spoilers from not only this issue but the past books at well. I highly recommend to go back and read the other five issues.

Through the first four issues of this series I have been back and forth on my opinion on whether Dru was delusional or if in fact she had a sixth sense about an impending attack on earth. The fact that her experiences had been grounded in reality (besides her dreams) really kept me hooked. I was rooting for her to get super powers but at the same time wanted her to get a grip on “reality” and that super powers only exist in fictional worlds. Lucky for Dru she exists in
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Comic Book Review: Rough Riders #2

A few weeks ago Rough Riders had a solid start with an introduction to the leader of the team Teddy Roosevelt, and the first member Jack Johnson. This issue as expected we meet the rest of the team and set up for the mission at hand. First Teddy and Jack head to Coney Island to recruit the not yet legendary Harry Houdini. Unlike Jack, Teddy doesn’t as Harry if he wants to be on the team. Instead he knocks him out, chains him up and throws him into the ocean. But to their surprise, not only does he escape but he appears behind the and he takes Teddy’s gun and wallet. Classic Houdini at his best! Next on the list is Thomas Edison who doesn’t take much convincing, but it seems like he had been working on a bit more than light bulbs. The four men now
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Comic Book Review: 4001 Ad

The summer of 4001 A.D. is finally upon us! If I am going to be completely honest, I wasn’t as excited for this as I was for other events that they had done in the past. This is because I know very little about the book’s main character Rai. I recently got a crash course about him at Wondercon thanks to a great conversation I had with Dinesh Shamdasani at their booth and later at their panel. What also helped me was the Free Comic Book Day Special issue entitled “Valiant 2016” which includes a prologue to 4001 A.D. giving you a crash course as to what is New Japan, who Rai is and what is his current status. Lucky for me I had a very long week so I actually got to read the special first (which is why this review is so late, sorry life happens). In
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Comic Book Review: Rough Riders #1

First of all let’s just get this out of the way, I am a sucker for books and movies that feature prominent moments and figures from American History no matter how ridiculous the concept seemed. For example in films movies like Wild Wild West and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Also in books titles like American Legends (Top Cow Productions Inc. & Image Comics) and All Star Western (DC Comics) and well you get the trend. Now Adam Glass through Aftershock Comics has released a very interesting book called “Rough Riders”. Which features a team of soon to be legends such as Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Harry Houdini as well as others. They are set to travel to Cuba and defeat a threat using alien technology to destroy American vessels. The cover alone sold me the book as it features the team of Rough Riders in an antique style color palette
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Mindy Newell: Marvel Or DC?

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The other day I was talking with editor Mike Gold about the political state of our country – Mike and I have marathon conversations about politics – and I asked him if he had seen and/or heard the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court by President Obama for a seat on the Supreme Court. “He’s into comics,” I said. Or was.

So how do I know about the comics connection? Just in case you missed the nomination or haven’t read it somewhere, here is the relevant part – at least for readers of comics and ComicMix – of the transcript of President Obama’s introduction of Judge Garland to us, the general public:

“He was born and raised in the Land of Lincoln, in my home town of Chicago, my home state of Illinois. His other volunteered in the community. His father ran a small business out of their home.
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Being Canadian [Hot Docs 2015]

What does it mean to be Canadian? Aside from the geographically obvious, the question doesn’t evoke an immediate and clear answer that can be articulated. It’s like when Morpheus asks Neo “What is real?” in The Matrix. This question also apparently haunted sitcom writer Rob Cohen, as he embarked on a coast-to-coast quest to define his home country.

The film begins by exploiting one of the stereotypical character traits of the Canadians: being funny. Being Canadian is only a semi-serious sociological investigation into decoding the mystique of Canada, and since director Cohen’s day job is as a sitcom writer, producer and director, that should hardily be surprising. For talking head segments, he gathers a myriad of Canadian-born comedians universally recognized as some of the funniest people in the business. It’s a who’s who of who’s funny from Canada including Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Seth Rogen,
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Night At The Museum.s New Posters Contain Some Of The Worst Puns Ever

In order to help introduce and reintroduce audiences to the cast of characters in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, 20th Century Fox has revealed a set of brand new posters in promotion of the film. Unfortunately, while the images are rather cute, they.re paired with some facepalm-worthy taglines. The poster above, featuring the dearly departed Robin Williams reprising his role as Theodore Roosevelt, is one of the better ones in the set, given that it.s actually a historical reference (a nod to the former president.s time fighting with the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War). But what exactly is the other half of this joke? Is it just because he.s shown here riding on a lion at dusk, or did Teddy have some kind of connection with the series Knight Rider that I don.t know about? Sadly, it only gets worse from
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Ken Burns' weeklong docuseries 'The Roosevelts' premieres on PBS

Ken Burns' weeklong docuseries 'The Roosevelts' premieres on PBS
“It’s Shakespeare,” historian George Will says in the opening minutes of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, “to have a single family in which human flaws and virtues are on such vivid display—and the constant struggle between those vices and those virtues to try to do good and fulfill one’s duty.”

In his new PBS series, Ken Burns doesn’t need to embellish history to evoke Shakespeare—only poetically document it. The Roosevelts, then, is not just a fascinating account of one of the most sociopolitically influential families in U.S. history—but a testament to the truth
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TV Review: ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

TV Review: ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’
In “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward have a topic every bit as big as their canvas, and a subject that feels especially timely given the U.S. political dynasties of the modern age. Admirers of Burns’ documentary epics surely need no more incentive than seeing his name affixed to the Roosevelt name, and the documentary miniseries is a meticulously crafted and wonderfully executed effort that represents a very good new deal for PBS and its viewers.

Subtitled “An Intimate History,” “The Roosevelts” has the time to fulfill its promise, oscillating between the stories and lives of Theodore Roosevelt, his beloved niece Eleanor and distant cousin Franklin. Those principals’ personal correspondence, moreover, is given voice by Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep (who remarkably replicates Eleanor’s distinct delivery) and Edward Herrmann, who played Fdr in the landmark miniseries “Eleanor and Franklin.”

For those who have studied the Roosevelts,
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Tom Berenger Previews His Major Crimes Arc as Raydor's Mia Husband: 'It's Complicated'

Tom Berenger Previews His Major Crimes Arc as Raydor's Mia Husband: 'It's Complicated'
This Monday on Major Crimes (TNT, 9/8c), the always composed Sharon Raydor feels a big chill when her Mia husband suddenly resurfaces — both in their home, and then at her work, where he’s serving as a public defender. Film vet and Emmy winner Tom Berenger spoke with TVLine about his imminent arc as Jackson Raydor, including the familiar faces on the cast who made him feel most at home.

Related | Major Crimes to be Solved by TV Vets Doris Roberts, Tim Conway, Ron Glass and Others

Tvline | So tell me, under what circumstances do we first meet Jackson?

He
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Edgar Rice Burroughs & John Carter: Preserving a Legacy

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The Movie Pool sits in on a Q&A with the staff of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. as they discuss the John Carter movie.

Victor Medina of TheMoviePool.com recently sat in on a Q&A with James J Sullos Jr. and Cathy Wilbanks, the President and Archvist (respectively) of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Erb Inc. owns the rights to and preserves the legacy of the author's work, including John Carter, Tarzan, and The Land That Time Forgot. In this transcript of the Q&A, the two discuss Burrough's work and the recent John Carter movie. Questions by Victor Medina are noted.

Q - Is there anything in Princess Of Mars that you regret not being present in John Carter (the movie)?

A - Jim Sullos: On the contrary, the movie included a fairly faithful depiction of the storyline from the first book "A Princess of Mars" and actually
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Indie Horror Month - Phil Nichols Talks Renfield: The Un-Dead, Project Pangea, Creating a Special Make-up FX Empire, and More

For Phil Nichols, his fascination with the horror genre began at a very young age. The writer/director/producer/actor/special effects guru (how's that for being multi-hyphenate?) spoke about how being born into a family with an appreciation for the spookier things in life sparked his many interests in working within the genre.

"My love for horror started when I was three years old in 1967 when I started watching 'Dark Shadows' every day because my mom was addicted to it," Nichols explained. "My whole family was really different, almost like we were The Addams Family or something. We'd carve pumpkins whenever we wanted, and we'd go trick-or-treating in July if we felt like it. So I've always been around people who like to be scared and have an appreciation for scaring others."

"Dark Shadows" was a gateway drug of sorts for Nichols. As he became increasingly fascinated with creatures and monsters,
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A Brief History of the Presidential Memoir

From Mark Twain publishing Grant's memoirs to Nixon's unapologetic account, it's always controversial when a former president picks up a pen. But as Josh Robinson writes, few have stood the test of time.

Sitting at the Tehran Conference in 1943, as the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union shored up their alliance, Winston Churchill already had plans to set down his wartime memoirs, once the whole grisly business was done. So it was with great confidence that he turned to Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt with a promise. "History will judge us kindly," he said in his growling baritone, "because I shall write the history."

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Gallery: The 20 Best-Selling Politicians

It is a lesson that men in power have taken to heart. None more so than the former presidents of the United States. And as George W. Bush's memoirs,
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Mickey Rourke to Play Genghis Khan in New John Milius Film

Now this will be interesting to see! Actor Mickey Rourke revealed to the Orlando Sentinel recently (via The Wrap) that he will be playing Genghis Khan in a new biopic movie being directed by John Milius. "I’m playing Genghis," Rourke said. "John wrote [the] piece [as] told from the son and grandson’s point of view, how they saw this mythic figure from their family. You see him in flashbacks, back when he was in his mid-40s." Interesting concept and bold to cast Rourke in the role. I'll say that he has the potential to knock it out of the park with this one, although Milius hasn't directed anything since Rough Riders on TV in 1997. Milius is mainly a screenwriter, known for his scripts for Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Apocalypse Now, Conan the Barbarian, and Red Dawn. He also directed Dillinger, Conan, Red Dawn, Farewell to the King, and Flight
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