Carpet Bagging the Red Carpet: Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars®: Hour FOUR


It’s Ten PM here… this should, in a perfect world, be the last hour of the telecast. It would be, if the show started at 7 PM, and ran to form. We’d be watching the major awards being presented, recipients would have plenty of time to talk and generate memorable moments, and it would all […]

Carpet Bagging the Red Carpet: Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars®: Hour Three


Halfway done…  (yeah… right…)

Carpet Bagging the Red Carpet: Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars®: Hour Two


And it’s 8 PM!  What’s next?

Carpet Bagging the Red Carpet: Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars®: Hour One


  And we’re off… but we have to wait 90 minutes for the show to start. Geez….  start it at 7, let it run four hours, end it on time, everyone’s happy. Seriously, you can’t get the butts in seats by 4 PM local time?  How long does it take to get ready?  It’s not […]

Carpet Bagging the Red Carpet: Live Blogging The 2015 Oscars®: Pre-Game


  It’s Oscar Sunday!  As I type, Hollywood’s royalty, gentry, serfs, and court jesters are preparing for the second most harrowing live event of their lives.  (The First?  Hosting Saturday Night Live.  Heckling, via Internet and smartphones.) We here at Stately Beat Manor are preparing as well.  I’ll be your host this evening, liveblogging the […]

Want to Win Your Oscar Pool And Be The Envy of Millions? Try These Tips! (with selected shorts)


[No comics content here.  This falls under “pop culture” and general geekery. ] So, your waistline (and gastrointestinal tract) has recovered from the Super Bowl.  You’re sick and tired of the weather.  You seek another diversion.  Well, tomorrow, Hollywood holds their soiree, handing out Oscar statuettes (“Academy Awards of Merit”, according to the rule book).

Entertainment Round-Up: Wonder Woman, Daredevil, Officer Downe, Supergirl, and a few Oscar predictions


A weekend round-up of assorted entertainment headlines just before the Oscars

Jared Leto and Will Smith talk about their roles in Suicide Squad


Leto reveals that he’s “bulking up” for the Joker

Neill Blomkamp is going to make the next Alien sequel after all

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Fox has enlisted the District 9 director to chart a new course for the franchise

Morena Baccarin joins Deadpool as female lead


Deadpool keeps adding to their growing cast, and they now have their female lead as Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Firefly) has signed onto the X-Men spinoff. Who she’s playing is being kept under wraps, but THR reports that she’ll be playing the love interest of Ryan Reynolds‘ Wade Wilson. Baccarin had fairly stiff competition for the […]

Kodi Smit-McPhee cast as Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse

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Bryan Singer has found another young mutant

Entertainment Round-Up: Deadpool Casting Call, Johnson interviews Nolan, Downey Talks Civil War


Your Post-Presidents Day Collection of Headlines

Gina Carano joins Deadpool cast, Colossus to appear

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The X-Men spin-off’s cast grows by two

Report: Joel Kinnaman may replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad


Warner Bros may finally be on the verge of casting a new Rick Flagg for their super-villain establishing feature Suicide Squad

Entertainment Round-Up: Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and Sam Hamm Returns!


Smith and Robbie talk Suicide Squad, Reynolds teases fans, and Hamm adapts a Japanese short story

What?!? When!?!: Your Updated Comics Cinema Calendar, February 2015 Edition


Here’s the updated dance card for superhero movies, selected animated films, and geek-centric films. Updates are in bold. 2/13/2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 5/1/2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel 6/19/2015 Inside Out Pixar 7/10/2015 Mininons Universal 7/17/2015 Ant-Man Marvel 7/24/2015 Pixels Sony/Columbia 8/7/2015 The Fantastic Four Fox 8/14/2015 Underdogs (Metegol) Weinstein 10/23/2015 Jem […]