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Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.

With The Fault in Our Stars still holding on at the box office and The Giver and If I Stay creeping closer to their big debuts, there’s quite a bit of YA book-to-film promotional material floating around out there. That said, there are three standout news items that deserve the bulk of our attention. You… Continue reading The YA Countdown: ‘The 5th Wave,' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' a ‘Vampire Academy’ Sequel and More

Lee Pace is Ronin the Accuser, Karen Gillan is Nebula, and Josh Brolin is Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, James Spader is Ultron in Avengers 2, now Corey Stoll or Patrick Wilson might be Crossfire or a revamped Yellowjacket in Ant-Man. Marvel Studios doesn’t have the luxury of the fantastic rogues available with the Spider-Man or X-Men franchises, but they’ve still been able to generate excitement for… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: The 20 Baddest Marvel Studio Villains

It’s funny that the two Marvel heroes making the news are characters who don’t even have their own comic books at the moment. There’s been a lot of chatter about Ant-Man since Edgar Wright walked away from the project, with Marvel finally landing Peyton Reed (Bring It On) as director. But while that hunt was still on, Marvel announced director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) for… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: True or False with 'Dr. Strange' and 'Ant-Man'

These days, with the proliferation of Marvel’s licensing partners, it would be quite possible to decorate your own home from floor to ceiling in Marvel… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: We Pick the Mind of Mike Mitchell, the Man Behind Mondo's Stunning New Marvel Gallery

Now that everyone has gotten a good look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, many interested parties are asking the same question: Where do you get started if you want to learn more? This isn’t the simplest question to answer as there’s a lot of Guardians material vying for your attention (with more to come as August draws closer). This week the Countdown is going… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: An Easy Guide to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Comics Leading to the Movie