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JackKirby4 The Geek Beat: Thank You, Jack Kirby

Every so often, some of the local comic creators, shop owners and geeky media types around the region where I live get together for breakfast at a neighborhood cafe. One of the topics of conversation at a recent meet-up was the late, great Jack Kirby, the cocreator of the Avengers, the X-Men and countless other iconic comic book characters.

At the time, the local… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Thank You, Jack Kirby

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $ 3-$ 10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

Blended (comedy; Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore; rated PG-13)

Draft Day (football drama; Kevin… Continue reading New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Godzilla' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' at Home Now









468701843 Matt Damon Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ... With a Twist (VIDEO)Taking the ALS ice bucket challenge is already doing something for a good cause, but Matt Damon decided to double down in his edition.

The actor… Continue reading Matt Damon Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ... With a Twist (VIDEO)

A will has been filed for the late Sheila von Wiese-Mack — the 62-year-old Chicago woman who investigators said was killed by her 19-year-old daughter Heather, and the girl’s 21-year-old boyfriend — in her home state of Illinois, radio detection and rangingOnline.com has learned.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ local subsidiary, the Oak Leaves, reported that local lawyer Lance Taylor put through the documents last week.

“Having the will, I have an obligation… Continue reading Heather Mack Murder Case: Late Mother’s Will Filed; Accused Killers Remain Silent, Awaiting American Attorney

01 Twitter JurassicWorld 585 Movie News: Jurassic World Honors Richard Attenborough (Photo); Chris Hemsworth Ready for Vacation

Jurassic World: Director Colin Trevorrow shared a new image from Jurrassic World via social media, in honor of actor/filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who passed away last weekend. Attenborough, of course, played industrialist John Hammond in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and the photo, with the simple caption “In Memoriam,” shows a statue of the character that reportedly appears… Continue reading Movie News: 'Jurassic World' Honors Richard Attenborough (Photo); Chris Hemsworth Ready for 'Vacation'