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.

This just in- Bassam Tarqiq, who was set to direct Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Blade” reboot, has exited the project. The film was announced back in 2019, with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali taking over the role. In a statement, Marvel Studios indicated Tarqiq’s leaving the film is due to scheduling. “Due to continued shifts in our production schedule, Bassam is no longer moving forward as director of Blade but will remain an executive producer on the film. We appreciate Bassam’s talent and all the work he’s done getting ‘Blade’ to where it is.”We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.

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The final trailer for Universal Studios’ “Halloween Ends” is here. Both a happy/sad thing, as this marks Jamie Lee Curtis’s presumed farewell as final girl Laurie Strode. Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy…

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While the world still mourns the death of English monarch Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix’s hit drama series “The Crown” is moving forward. Reportedly, season 5 of the royal chronicles has had a delay of sorts, in deference to the UK’s figurehead passing earlier this month. On “TODAY,” the first official look at season 5 of “The Crown” was revealed. As we know, the cast has once again changed, aging up important characters like Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince Phillip, Princess Margaret, and Her Majesty. Elizabeth Debicki takes over as Diana, Dominic West as Charles, Lesley Manville as Margaret, Jonathan Pryce…

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HBO has released the first official teaser for their upcoming series, “The Last of Us.” Based on the highly popular video game franchise from Naughty Dog, the show stars two “Game of Thrones” alum as the main characters. Pedro Pascal plays Joel, while Bella Ramsay plays Ellie. HBO Check out the first teaser trailer below. Still no set release date, but at least we know it’s coming in 2023. https://twitter.com/TheLastofUsHBO/status/1574428593211338752 https://youtu.be/rBRRDpQ0yc0

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On the first day of Fall 2022, it’s only natural to be excited about spooky season things. Like the upcoming “Hocus Pocus” sequel, conveniently titled “Hocus Pocus 2.” While the main children from the original 1993 Disney classic aren’t on cast, the adults are. We’re of course talking about the Sanderson Sisters- Bette Middler as Winifred, Kathy Najimi as Mary, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah- as well as their undead nemesis, Billy Butcherson. The zombie gentleman who was an ex of Winnie’s befriends the children in the first, and becomes a bit of a hero. He is brought to life…

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Just when you thought cinema was safe, here comes M. Night Shyamalan with a new film. “Knock at the Cabin” stars Dave Bautista (“Dune”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” “Mindhunter”), Ben Aldridge (“Pennyworth,” “Fleabag”), Nikki Amuka-Bird (“Old”), Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint (“Servant,” “Harry Potter”). While we don’t know what the likely twist will be, we do have a basic description from Universal Pictures- “While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to…

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If you’re a fan of AppleTV+’s smash hit series “Ted Lasso,” you may want to pick up “FIFA 23.” The latest installment of the ever-popular soccer/football video game brings our favorite mustached coach and his team to a console near you!”Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and the biggest stars of the AFC Richmond squad including Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo will all be authentically integrated into FIFA 23, along with Nelson Road–the club’s home ground,” EA says about the reveal. “One of the game’s great motivators, you’ll be able to select Ted Lasso as your…

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FINALLY- feast your eyes on the first official trailer for Hulu’s upcoming “Hellraiser” reboot film. Starring Jamie Clayton as the iconic Cenobite Hellpriest Pinhead, it is a new entry into the world Clive Barker created. Director David Bruckner reunites here with writers Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski, writer/producer David S. Goyer, and producer Keith Levine (2020’s “The Night House”). Clive Barker and Marc Toberoff also serve as producers. A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.…

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This just in-Marvel Entertainment has teamed up with The Motive Studio to produce a brand new video game title all about everyone’s favorite superhero billionaire playboy philanthropist.  The game is described by Marvel as an “original narrative that taps into the rich history of Iron Man, channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, and enabling players to feel what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man.” The title is currently in the pre-production phase. We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other news.

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As popular 90s science fiction series “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski says, the fate of the show is at stake. True, the original ceased airing November 25th 1998, but a reboot has been in the works from JMS himself for sometime. It was reportedly being developed for The CW, with Straczynski clarifying this was a “ground up reboot,” and not a continuation. In May of 2022, The CW cancelled a score of series. It was also revealed they’d not nessicarily passed on “Babylon 5,” but hadn’t really greenlit it yet either. Woes for the network have continued, with additional…

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