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Will 'Magic: The Gathering' make movie magic? Let's take a look at the history of game films

If you’re already mourning the end of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit saga later this year, not to fear: Twentieth Century Fox acquired the rights to adapt trading-card game Magic: The Gathering into a film, and the studio claims it will be as big as any J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation.

Can they actually do it? Who knows. There aren’t many forerunners in the tabletop-game-to-film genre, but here are some that show just how well — er, maybe “well” isn’t the best word to use — these types of movies have fared in the past. Let’s hope 20th Century Fox can make some movie Magic. (Sorry.)
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Who made the better Peter Berg reference in final presidential debate?

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Peter Berg may be the big winner in tonight’s debate — as both President Obama and Governor Romney perhaps unwittingly made reference to the director’s work.

When President Obama attacked Romney for calling Russia the biggest geopolitical threat, Romney responded with part of his favorite campaign slogan, cribbed from Berg’s Friday Night LightsREAD FULL STORY

The Coke Zero 'Battleship' commercial and the Coors Light 'Prometheus' commercial: What?

In Battleship, magical plot monsters invade Hawaii. They destroy buildings. They fire space missiles. They force rumored humanoid Brooklyn Decker to experience emotions for maybe the first time. But their whole purpose for being on earth is kept mysterious, probably because the filmmakers are saving the good stuff for Battleship 2: Revenge of the Aircraft Carrier. Fortunately for society, there’s a commercial that hints at the aliens’ deeper motivations: They have a taste for low-calorie soda. READ FULL STORY

'Battleship': The EW Exit Poll

The reviews and box office receipts only tell you so much about a movie. For those who have seen Battleship, answer the six questions below. SPOILER ALERT.  READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Farewell Wisteria Lane, hello Howard Stern

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and this week witnesses so many television season finales — including Desperate Housewives‘ huge series finale — that dedicated fans will be looking for ways to fill the void. (Except hardcore gamers, who can likely ignore every suggestion after Tuesday’s release of Diablo III.) But there’s plenty of entertainment to lift your spirits: Howard Stern is loose on the airwaves again, a horrible dictator is dealt some New York justice, and your favorite sitcom couple will cap the week, hopefully on a high note.

SUNDAY
Desperate Housewives series finale, ABC, 9 p.m.

After eight seasons of soapy plotlines that took great joy in killing off characters in the most unusual ways, it’s safe to expect that the last tour of Wisteria Lane will find someone cold. But this final season has been anything but, as the show has been rejuvenated after several seasons of melodramatic hokum. As the Queen song goes, “Another One Bites the Dust,” but Housewives is saying its farewell in style. READ FULL STORY

Entertainment Geekly's guide to this summer's geekiest blockbusters

On this week’s episode of our podcast Entertainment Geekly, Jeff Jensen and I examine every major nerd-baiting Hollywood blockbuster hitting theaters between May and August. Whether you’re a camp-TV cultist, a comic book obsessive, a three-breasted mutant-prostitute enthusiast, or just someone who has ever played a board game, there’s something for you. The source material comes from every corner of the ComicCon-verse: There’s the Total Recall remake, and the Dark Shadows remake-spoof, and Ridley Scott’s long-awaited Prometheus, which is a prequel or a remake or…well, a something of his sci-fi classic Alien. There’s also a holy trifecta of superhero films — The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises — which form a handy state-of-the-genre examination of the whole notion of comic book movies. Oh, and Battleship. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the International Toy Fair: Check out Spider-Man's new nemesis

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It’s time to embrace your inner child and celebrate toys! The International Toy Fair was in NYC over the weekend showcasing all of the hottest new items to debut later this year. For EW, that means scouring through a sea of playthings looking for hints about several of this year’s blockbuster hits. And even though we have to wait before these movies land in a theater near you, the toys inspired by the movies give us a glimpse at what we have to look forward to. If the toy version is cool, the movie should be cool, too, right? Or so the thinking goes.

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2012's Most Promising Pop-Culture Picks?

What’s your most anticipated pop-culture event of 2012? Some options to get you thinking: November’s final Twilight movie (for both lovers and haters, it. will. end!); this spring’s long-awaited new episodes of Mad Men; Kiefer Sutherland’s midseason return to TV with Fox’s Touch; Game of Thrones‘ second season debuting in April; July’s arrival of The Dark Knight Rises; or the December delivery of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Or maybe the iPad 3?

Give us your most impassioned pitches below. I’ll start:  READ FULL STORY

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