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The Avengers: theaters bank on the midnight mania of diehard fans

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As the film industry continues to struggle with ways to fend off piracy, theaters rely increasingly on fans desperate to see it firstIt wouldn't have been enough for Nathan Owens simply to show up at the movies at midnight, despite having to be at his warehouse shift at 9am the...
The Avengers: theaters bank on the midnight mania of diehard fans

Live Drawing SXSW: Q&A With Joss Whedon

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As SXSW this afternoon, geek demi-god Joss Whedon took the stage for a Q&A, first with an Entertainment Weekly writer and then with an adoring audience. The conversation jumped from his films, including the upcoming The Avengers, to his creative process, to Firefly ("I keep thinking they're gonna crunch...
Live Drawing SXSW: Q&A With Joss Whedon

Dollhouse Star Enver Gjokaj's New Webseries Channels Twin Peaks [Exclusive]

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Enver Gjokaj played Victor (and a whole bunch of other characters) on Joss Whedon's much-missed show Dollhouse. Now he's following in Whedon's footsteps, launching a new webseries called Previously On Point Dume. He told us it's "Twin Peaks meets Clue." More »...
Dollhouse Star Enver Gjokaj's New Webseries Channels Twin Peaks [Exclusive]
'Avengers' director Joss Whedon's slow rise to the top of Hollywood

Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Sequel To Be A Feature Film

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According to John Barrowman’s Big Gay Nemesis, Neil Patrick Harris, when he returns as Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible, it’s going to be in a feature film. What’s more, he doesn’t think the record-breaking online distribution of part one is going to apply next time either. Is he thinking they’re...
Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible Sequel To Be A Feature Film

Joss Whedon joins Twitter

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The director of "The Avengers" and creator of such shows as "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" has finally joined the the ranks of Twitter. [Read more]...
Joss Whedon joins Twitter
Facebook, 'Wiki,' and 'Deaths in 2012': the top Wikipedia pages of 2012
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

A Fresh Look at Hawkeye's Bow from The Avengers... in Nerf Form [The Avengers]

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Captain America has his shield, Thor has his hammer, Black Widow has her thighs and Hawkeye has his awesome bow. We've seen very little of Jeremy Renner's superhero Clint Barton (better known as Hawkeye) from Joss Whedon's Avengers. More »...
A Fresh Look at Hawkeye's Bow from The Avengers... in Nerf Form [The Avengers]

Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Trying To Skype Into Every Viewing Party Of Their Movie

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If you haven't heard, comedian Mike Birbiglia and This American Life's Ira Glass made a movie, called Sleepwalk With Me, based on Birbiglia's act/one man show/book (all of which are hilarious). They did it as a small indie production and have been going crazy coming up with cool ways to...
Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Trying To Skype Into Every Viewing Party Of Their Movie

Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray hits September 25th, iOS second screen app this month (video)

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We don't have any more details yet on the 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe set that popped up on Amazon a month ago, but Disney and Marvel have revealed we can expect Marvel's The Avengers on Blu-ray September 25th. It will be shipping in the usual assortment of combo packs:...
Marvel's The Avengers Blu-ray hits September 25th, iOS second screen app this month (video)

Lack Of Value Proposition Makes Facebook Phone Hard Sell For HTC

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Smartphone manufacturer HTC is no longer "quietly brilliant." HTC now wants to be as in your face as possible to attract consumers from the likes of Apple and Samsung. What better way for HTC to make a major splash than by being the manufacturer of the so-called "Facebook Phone" that...
Lack Of Value Proposition Makes Facebook Phone Hard Sell For HTC

When will games be as mainstream as The Dark Knight Rises?

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Christopher Nolan's Batman epic is a reminder of how far games have to go before they're a mainstream cultural phenomenonIt started with the earliest screenings to specialist bloggers and has continued through to the mainstream press viewings: Dark Knight Rises is getting amazing reviews. Sharp, emotional, exciting - it looks...
When will games be as mainstream as The Dark Knight Rises?
Watch this: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' teaser hits Vine
Weekend Ar(t)s: With Free Comic Book Day, there's no excuse to miss out
Photos: A tribute to Joss Whedon's body of work

'Firefly' Takes Flight Again With 'Browncoats: Redemption'

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Trekkie-like diehards called Browncoats, fans of the grounded Joss Whedon sci-fi western Firefly launching their own fan film Browncoats: Redemption based in the Whedon universe. The film starts showing on the con circuit, starting with GraniteCon on May 23....
'Firefly' Takes Flight Again With 'Browncoats: Redemption'

The Biggest Fanboy In Silicon Valley Just Paid $20K For Lunch With Joss Whedon

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Someone in Silicon Valley has a lot of money and is a secret fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or maybe Firefly. We can't provide his name, but at a charity event for African nonprofit ThriveGulu Thursday night, PR maven Brooke Hammerling submitted a winning bid of $20,000 for lunch with...
The Biggest Fanboy In Silicon Valley Just Paid $20K For Lunch With Joss Whedon
Who is the best Avenger? (infographic)

RT @whedonesque: From three years ago today - Joss Whedon's essay "Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death" http://bit.ly/jJ1M1

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RT @whedonesque: From three years ago today - Joss Whedon's essay "Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death" http://bit.ly/jJ1M1

The 25 web TV shows you need to see

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With everyone from Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane involved, internet TV is attracting huge stars, big bucks and small-screen spin-offs. Here are the best streams to point your browser atThe ConversationCelebrity interviews are often prosaic or, worse still, completely saccharine affairs where both interviewer and interviewee become lost in a...
The 25 web TV shows you need to see

Ignore Stephen Baldwin - Restore Joss Whedon

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Ignore Stephen Baldwin - Restore Joss Whedon

Eliza Dushku Distracts Twitter HQ During Yesterday's Tragic Crash

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(Photo: Instagram/Eliza Dushku) What were Twitter employees doing yesterday while you were frantically refreshing and trying to decipher out what “<%= reason %>” means? Palling around with scifi celebrities. Eliza Dushku, Joss Whedon’s favorite bad girl, stopped by the company’s headquarters on Market Street yesterday with her boyfriend, retired NBA...
Eliza Dushku Distracts Twitter HQ During Yesterday's Tragic Crash

Facebook reportedly building smartphone with former Apple iPhone and iPad engineers

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In what is certainly an interesting scoop, if it proves to be accurate, The New York Times’ Nick Bilton says that Facebook is making another go at building a smartphone. This time, however, it’s not doing it on its own power and has hired on “more than half a dozen...
Facebook reportedly building smartphone with former Apple iPhone and iPad engineers
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is coming to ABC, sneak peek airing on Sunday

The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley

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Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that’s often a good thing. But there’s a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it’s time to call them out. So: If you look up Shirley Hornstein online, you might get the idea that she’s one...
The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley

Toronto film festival - review

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Joss Whedon's radical reworking of the Bard and Steve Coogan in What Maisie Knew are among the highlights of the 37th Toronto film festivalToronto sometimes seems like it's still a work in progress. Every block downtown quakes with drilling, every skyscraper in four sports a tarpaulin anorak. Residents move into...
Toronto film festival - review
Joss Whedon working on TV pilot for 'Avengers' offshoot 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'

The Avengers: Chat on Twitter With Joss Whedon, Samuel L. Jackson, and Others

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Starting at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific today, and lasting for a half hour, the official Twitter account for the upcoming blockbuster movie The Avengers will host a global chat with several members of the movie’s cast, as well as its director, some guy named “Joss Whedon.” Fans can participate...
The Avengers: Chat on Twitter With Joss Whedon, Samuel L. Jackson, and Others

Why Hollywood Is Doomed: It Takes Sensible Advice Like 'Make Good Movies' And Turns It Into A Screed About Piracy

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Last week, Rob 'Cmdrtaco' Malda (and, can I just say that I think it's awesome the Washington Post allows Rob to keep "Cmdrtaco" in his byline?) wrote a perfectly reasonable (perhaps even tame) column with the admittedly inflammatory title Why Hollywood is doomed. But if you read the actual article,...
Why Hollywood Is Doomed: It Takes Sensible Advice Like 'Make Good Movies' And Turns It Into A Screed About Piracy
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