Author: Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now Nerdbot as Editor-In-Chief. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

It’s coming. The final season of The Duffer Brothers’ hit Netflix series, “Stranger Things.” It’s been a long road for the show, which first premiered in 2016. With a cast of mostly young actors, fans have been able to see the cast grow over almost 10 years together. Netflix has release the first look at season 5 with a behind the scenes video. We get glimpses of what’s to come in the 5th and final season, and we’re not ready for it to be over!”Stranger Things” seasons 1-4 are currently streaming on Netflix. Season 5 is expected to hit sometime…

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If you haven’t seen the now viral videos of Disneyland Paris’ astounding drone display for Bastille Day, you need to! Disneyland Paris just set the Guinness World Records title for orchestrating the “largest aerial display of a fictional character formed by multirotors / drones.” There were 1,571 drones used during the July 14th show. Check out this awesome 4K video:

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We are very sorry to report the passing of “90210” star Shannen Doherty. The actress lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, July 13th. This news was confirmed by Doherty’s longtime rep, Leslie Sloane.Writer/director/actor Kevin Smith penned a tribute to the late actress, who he credits with allowing his third film, “Mallrats,” being made at all. “Shannen was a true talent and she became a good friend, but lest anyone forget, she was the only reason Mallrats got green-lit in 1995,” Smith wrote. “That’s because Shannen was one of the most famous people on the planet – and the fact…

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We are very sorry to share the news that fitness icon Richard Simmons has passed away. The news was first reported by TMZ, who claim police sources. According to the outlet, “police and fire responded to a call from his housekeeper just before 10 AM Saturday and pronounced him dead at the scene.” They also mention they were told no foul play is suspected at this time.Even if you weren’t a fan, there’s no denying his infectious enthusiasm for living life to it’s fullest. Simmons was 76.

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We just wanted to take a minute to remember the late great Shelley Duvall. While she is probably best known as Jack’s tortured wife Wendy in Stanley Kubrick’s seminal “The Shining,” she was also a pioneer of children’s television. We say this because a lot of people have never heard of, let alone seen, any episodes of “Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre.” The 27-episode anthology series first premiered in 1982, and ran for 6 seasons. Every episode would begin with Duvall introducing herself, and giving a brief synopsis of the classic fairy tale the episode would be telling. The truly…

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If there’s anyone who should be allowed to complain about uses of symbols from their works, it’s George R. R. Martin (GRRM). Specifically, the use of the wrong sigil for House Targaryen in HBO’s “House of the Dragon.” Here we have the Targaryen house sigil from “Game of Thrones” on the left, and the “House of the Dragon” version on the right. If you look closely, the left has one distinct curl in it’s tail, while the right has two. Likewise, the left side has two legs, but the right has four. This was enough of a difference to make…

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This morning Marvel Studios released the first official teaser for their upcoming film, “Captain America: Brave New World.” Anthony Mackie is back as Cap, and this time he’s joined by new and returning characters from the MCU. Harrison Ford is taking on the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who was originally played by the late William Hurt. Liv Tyler, who played Betty Ross (the General’s daughter), will be joining the film, making the character’s official MCU debut. Mackie‘s Sam Wilson has become Captain America. We are very pleased to report Carl Lumbly will be back as Isaiah Bradley, the original super soldier. We…

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“You’re on pace to end the world in about 48 hours.” The fourth and final season of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is coming, and with it, the end of the world. Based on the popular graphic novels by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the show first hit the streaming service back in February of 2019. The final season will consist of 6 episodes, which Netflix was kind enough to give titles and short descriptions for. The logline for each episode was written by series creator Steve Blackman, who was recently accused of some serious misconduct.…

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STARZ has revealed four images from their upcoming “Outlander” spinoff series, “Blood of My Blood.” The series will tell the tale of the parents of Jaime (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), with their own epic love stories and adventures.Harriet Slater will play Ellen Mackenzie, sister of Colum and Dougal Mackenzie of the Leoch clan. Jaime Roy will play Black Brian Fraser, son of Lord Lovat, and keeper of Lallybroch. (From Ellen and Brian come Jamie and Jenny!) Their story will take place in 18th century Scotland, and we honestly can’t wait to see the ‘kidnapping’ Hermione Corfield (“We Hunt Together“) will play…

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Co-head of DC Studios James Gunn has been hard at work filming his next big film, “Superman.” This adaptation aims to relaunch the franchise, and to introduce new members of the DC Universe. David Corensweat leads the cast as the Last Son of Krypton.The film is actually one year from hitting theaters, something Gunn reminded us of this morning. He also shared the official logo we’ll see his Superman use. Gunn wrote and is directing the film, which is currently filming in Cleveland, Ohio. It stars  Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicolas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore as Otis, Skyler Gisondo as…

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