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‘Geek Love’ react: Surprisingly awesome?

It’s hard out there for a geek. They may grow up to be super-successful, but the nerds on last night’s TLC special Geek Love proved they still have a ways to go in the dating department.

In the two special episodes that aired (TLC is currently testing the show for a potential series), viewers were treated to the personal tales of a handful of the individuals that make the pilgrimage to Comic Con each year — many of them sadly single. The show centered around a speed-dating event at NY Comic Con, led by Ryan Glitch, founder of Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Glitch explained he got inspired to create this event because the typical bar scene doesn’t work for Comic Con folk. When the costumed Trekkies, Potterphiles, and Iron Men came into the convention center, you could see why: It was simply too much fandom for most people to take. But what made the TLC special work — and what separated it from the network’s other recent programs, like Virgin Diaries — was that it didn’t feel like anyone was being exploited or mocked. The show was set up so viewers would root for these socially awkward people to find love — and I did. READ FULL STORY

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part I': A hater's guide


The last couple of weeks have been worrying ones for someone who has been tasked with writing a “Hater’s Guide” to each Twilight movie but who remains open to the possibility that one day the vampire franchise might actually produce a decent film. After all, if an infinite number of monkeys given an infinite amount of time can write the works of Shakespeare, then it would surely take just one chimpanzee a few weeks to write a film better than, say, 2008’s thunderingly dull series opener Twilight or 2009’s  The Twilight Saga: New Moon which, to the best of my recollection, consists entirely of Kristen Stewart’s heroine Bella looking out the window and watching the seasons change. In real time. READ FULL STORY

Ghostbusters! Power Rangers! Robots! And more costume highlights from New York Comic-Con

The best thing about going to New York Comic-Con — or any Comic-Con, for that matter — is that you have that all-too-rare, comforting feeling of not being the weirdest person in the room. In fact, no one is!

And it’s this spirit of acceptance that I tried to capture when I hit the Comic-Con floor with my handy flipcam this weekend. Take a look at the fun below. (And sincere thanks to all who participated!)  READ FULL STORY

Who is this masked man anyway?

While EW was at Comic-Con, our photographer had a run-in with a certain celebrity posing as the Dark Knight himself. So who is this masked man? The answer’s after the jump. Of course, you’ll need a hint: We never wanted this former reality star to leave this town. READ FULL STORY

Spotted! The Honey Badgerette! And she looks like Lucy Lawless! -- VIDEO

Earlier this week, we here at EW.com brought you “Honey Badger” expert Randall’s exclusive report from the wilds of San Diego Comic-Con. Well, it seems that while relaxing at the oasis that was Entertainment Weekly‘s Comic-Con party, Randall met Spartacus: Vengeance star and all-around awesome person Lucy Lawless. They got to talking, one thing led to another, and before you can say “Ailailailailailailailai!”, Lawless was bedecked in a furry vest and afro wig, scrounging around Los Angeles’ Griffith Park the south island of New Zealand, embodying the illusory Honey Badgerette. Check out the video below:  READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Will you still watch now that Frank Darabont has walked away?

Has The Walking Dead gone brain dead? Fans and critics are sweating the possibility now that Frank Darabont will no longer serve as showrunner of AMC’s hit adaptation of the Robert Kirkman zombie comic. Veteran TV scribe Glen Mazarra (Crash) will succeed Darabont as the drama’s major domo. Theories abound for Darabont’s abrupt departure, from frustration with the exhausting grind of making TV to budget concerns. Regardless, the news has made Walking Dead fandom rather uneasy. One entertainment blogger and fan — in an addendum to a recently posted essay ruminating on the drama’s long-term viability — said: “I think this adds some murkiness to the future and the direction of the show.” Wrote critic Alan Sepinwall of HitFix.com: “I’m a big believer in creative continuity on shows — though at least Robert Kirkman, who writes The Walking Dead comic, is still on staff — and at first glance this certainly doesn’t seem like great news for season 2. But there are too many unknown variables here to say for sure.”  READ FULL STORY

Honey badger spotted at Comic-Con! He don't care. He don't give a [bleep]. -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Six months ago, the world was introduced to the illustrious honey badger — sorry, I mean, “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger,” an indefatigable creature who really does not give a s—. You know who else don’t give a s—? The denizens of Comic-Con, a famously audacious crowd who think nothing of parading in public in all manner of crevice-hugging, skin-revealing costumes. So we here at EW.com had a brainstorm: What if we released Randall, the man who so famously narrated the viral “Honey Badger” video, into the wilds of the San Diego convention center during the height of Comic-Con craziness? Along with colleagues John Carlucci, Chris Gordon, and Dave Schlow, Randall delivered the following exclusive video report from San Diego Comic-Con International, or, as he initially puts it, “the San Diego Zoo’s annual Come Along Intentionally Tour!” Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con best and worst: Charlize Theron's naked push-ups, Nicolas Cage peeing fire, and more!

Comic-Con has by now evolved into an event so infinitely multi-sided that it almost seems wrong to characterize it as “an event.” It’s more like a mini-metropolis that appears every year to briefly conquer a few square blocks in downtown San Diego; a Brigadoon of hucksterism, Burning Man with a PG-13 rating. At this year’s Comic-Con, you might have spent an entire day sitting in Hall H watching panels about all the movies that will thrill or disappoint you next year; you might have sought out autographs from your favorite A-list comic book creators and C-list celebrities; you might have brought in your own artwork or story ideas for one of the convention’s many workshops; or you might have just spent an entire day perusing the back-issue stacks, searching in vain for a mint edition copy of What If? Vol. 1 #14 (which asked the immortal question, “What If Sgt. Fury had Fought World War II in Outer Space?”)

So keep in mind that the following list of best, worst, and most intriguing things we saw at Comic-Con are entirely subjective, and lean towards larger Hollywood-centric productions. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: Want to find love on the convention floor? We did!

Dating is hard. And, one would stereotype, even more difficult in the world of Comic-Con. But EW’s Annie Barrett and Darren Franich discovered that geeky love is indeed in the air on the convention floor in San Diego. Click the jump to find out what Comic-Con’s hottest ladies are looking for in a suitor, what Green Man thinks of Annie’s face, and how Annie found herself going exclusive with Nightrunner, an African-American Muslim superhero who lives in France. (Coincidentally, exactly what our PopWatch writer was looking for.) Love is in the air! Or wafting through the humid convention halls, but still! Love! READ FULL STORY

'Captain America' reaction: Do you want more of Marvel's new movie hero? And about that ending...

Where and when will Captain America fight again now that Marvel Studios has launched the super-soldier as a cinematic superhero franchise? We know that Chris Evans’ shield-baring hero will become a charter member of director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers opening next summer. (What did you think of that teaser-trailer?) But think beyond that. With box office pundits currently predicting that Captain America: The First Avenger will generate a bigger opening weekend than Marvel’s sequel-bound summertime smash Thor, another dedicated Captain America adventure would seem inevitable. (The writers of the first film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, are already working on a script.) But where in the world – and where in history – will the masked marvel find himself in his next big-screen outing?

If you’ve seen Captain America: The First Avenger (and MASSIVE SPOILERS loom ahead for anyone who hasn’t), you know that the movie concluded with the World War II hero crashing the Red Skull’s stealth-winged flying fortress in the Arctic, then waking up in present day New York City. The implication: Steve Rogers was frozen alive and then discovered, thawed and revived by agents of SHIELD, the super-secret espionage outfit run by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. We might assume that future stories will track the time-tossed patriot’s attempts to adjust to the modern world, plus battle other old WWII foes that somehow, someway also managed to cheat death. (I really want to see Toby Jones’ Arnim Zola make this bizarre, life-extending transformation.)

And yet, the movie never gave us the visual that most Marvel fanboys were expecting: A shot of Captain America trapped in ice. We saw his vibranium shield excavated from the Skull’s snow-filled bomber – but no body. All we got was a long beat of black screen between Cap’s crash in the Arctic and NYC wake-up. (Unless I dozed off and missed it; I saw a midnight screening after a long day at Comic-Con.)


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