The State of the Comic Book Industry (Part Five)

Faith Comic ExcerptValiant Entertainment is, in fact, not just surviving in the marketplace, it’s actually thriving. Thanks to a specific strategy to publish a limited amount of books each month, thereby focusing on quality storytelling over quantity of market share, a company that only began its latest run of publications five years ago now averages higher sales per book than any other publisher outside of the Big Two.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Isabella Amara on Her Breakout Role in “Wilson,” Woody Harrelson’s College Advice and the Magic of Sundance

Isabella Amara WilsonThe 18-year-old actress tells the Tracking Board about the film’s audition process, her magical experience at Sundance and whether college is in her plans during this very exciting time in her life.

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“Iron Fist” Isn’t Bad Because It’s Whitewashed, It’s Bad Because It’s Awful

Marvel's Iron FistEven before Iron Fist dropped its first 13 episodes to continue the Marvel saga of street heroes, the show was getting scrutinized for using a white actor to play the lead role — but in the Marvel comic created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he was white. That said, the problem with the series isn’t whitewashing — it’s poorly executed television.

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“Power Rangers” Film Review: Mighty Morphin Fun That Won’t Ruin Your Childhood

power-rangers-excerptThe adaptation is entertaining and fun enough to pass muster, but doesn’t break any molds. That being said, fans of the original can rest easy knowing that their childhood won’t be tainted by this diverse, edgy, and millenial-grade redux of Saban’s popular spandex-clad franchise.

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Will Kevin Hart Give “Wonder Woman” a Run for Her Money With “Captain Underpants”? (Video)

Captain Underpants TrailerBased on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, the animated film follows two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation — a kind-hearted but incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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“Love Actually” Cast Reunites in Delightful Teaser for Upcoming Short Film (Video)

Red Nose Day Actually ExcerptSee your favorite cast members from Love Actually like Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Hugh Grant, and more in the first look at “Red Nose Day, Actually,” the upcoming short film.

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“Fargo” Season 3 Trailer Begs You to Keep an Eye on Shifty Scoot McNairy (Video)

Ewan McGregor Fargo Season 3Set in 2010, this season stars Ewan McGregor in dual roles as brothers Ray and Emmitt Stussy, whom life treats very differently, and not just in terms of the siblings’ hairlines.

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Brie Larson to Play First Female Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull for Amazon

Brie Larson ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that upcoming Marvel star Brie Larson is set to play the first female presidential candidate in Victoria Woodhull for Amazon Studios. She will also produce the film.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Fellowship of the Spear”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – This week Legends of Tomorrow will have you shook. Not only are the Legends tasked with reclaiming the Spear, but figuring out how to destroy it – a mission of biblical proportions… literally. Don’t look away, because just when you think our team has it together, they’re pulled apart by an old friend.

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Adam Wingard’s “Death Note” Drops an Awesome First Trailer, But the Shinigami Stays in the Shadows For Now (Video)

Death Note NetflixNat Wolff stars as a high school student who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook that gives him the ability to kill just by writing someone’s name in it while picturing their face. Drunk on his new godlike power, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “The Other Man” / “An Unwelcome Distraction”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episodes 3-4 – With its two latest episodes Trial & Error has proven it wasn’t a fluke: this show is clever, very funny, and hopefully here to stay.

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IMPOSTERS Review: “Frog-Bikini-Eiffel Tower”

imposters excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Imposters follows up last week’s shocker of an episode not with a bang, but with a whimper. A detour to Ezra’s home life slows things down monumentally, while the reveal of Patrick’s FBI status sadly adds no real tension to his and Maddie’s relationship.

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THE AMERICANS Review: “The Midges”

the americans excerptSeason 5, Episode 3 – The Americans break into a secret Oklahoma lab, building their case of a United States sponsored grain-terror plot to starve the Russian people. Oleg investigates food shortages in Moscow and receives an extortion tape form the CIA. Paige uses her new emotional control trick while out on a date with Matthew and Mischa works his way through the Iron Curtain.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 5-7

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-7 – These episodes basically move briskly forward in the same way as the first three episodes. The charming characters pass the idiot ball around to make sure that Al is always on the back foot, only now Vic is out of prison and Fink is really onto them, throwing a little extra trouble into the mix.

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Talent Management & Consulting Firm on the Lookout for Executive Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Talent Management & Consulting firm with a primary focus on social media influencers and a current roster of two corporate clients is looking for an ambitious, organized Executive Assistant to join its growing Los Angeles team.

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THE MICK Review: “The Wolf”

the mick excerpt Season 1, Episode 12 – The Mick is back and Mickey is back to teaching the kids lessons that are both valuable and convoluted.

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Viacom on the Hunt for Global Project Manager (NY)

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NBC Desires Digital Account Executive (CT)

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TBS / TNT in Need of Research Analyst (GA)

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DigitasLBi Corporate Looking for Senior Associate (NY)

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THE FLASH Review: “Duet”

the flash excerptSeason 3, Episode 17 – It’s here guys! The much anticipated musical crossover finally arrives on this week’s The Flash! It’s sing or die as Barry and Kara find themselves trapped in 1930s gangster musical. Strap on your tap shoes and prepare to belt out show tunes as some familiar faces return in this special episode.

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IRON FIST Review: Part 2

iron fist excerpt Season 1, Episodes 5-8 – The second third of Iron Fist picks up a bit with the welcome inclusion of Claire Temple and the development of a few character arcs. Unfortunately, the series still lacks a coherent narrative even more than halfway through the season’s run. Iron Fist is watchable but too messy to be truly great.

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OUTSIDERS Review: “Loyal to the bone”

outsiders excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – An episode with many questions – what is G’winn’s future? Who poisoned the crops? Who is the little boy who shows up outside Wade and Ledda’s place? And can Haylie be convinced (or coerced) to change sides?

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PaleyFest Highlights: “NCIS: Los Angeles”

ncis los angelesCBS brought out the stars of NCIS: Los Angeles at this year’s PALEYFEST, but the fun procedural had a sadness hanging over it due to passing of Miguel Ferrer.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSons of Anarchy alum and Luke Cage star Theo Rossi boards Ghosts of War and Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell gets a release date. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.21.17) – Ashley Judd Boards “Berlin Station”, Carey Mulligan to Topline “Collateral”, Amy Brenneman Reunites with CBS, and More…

ashley juddAshley Judd is set to join Epix’s spy drama Berlin Station for season two and Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan will headline the four-part miniseries Collateral for the BBC.

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Evan Rachel Wood Casts Jenny Slate, Alison Pill, Cynthia Erivo in Her Mysterious Directorial Debut (Updated)

Evan Rachel Wood Directorial DebutThe Westworld star has worked with A-list directors such as Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Robert Redford and George Clooney, so it’s safe to assume she gained vital knowledge about filmmaking from them and is well prepared to step behind the camera herself.

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History Developing Anthology Highlighting U.S. Presidents

the breachAfter finding success with miniseries like Hatfields & McCoys and Six, History is continuing to expand its scripted lineup as it puts anthology series The Commanders in development. The project is described as an annual television event ranging from four to ten hours in length.

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“Los Hermanos” Comedy Series in the Works at Showtime

showtime excerptHayes Davenport has set up his edgy comedy Los Hermanos in development at Showtime. The project hails from Aaron Kapital’s Kapital Entertainment.

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Jesse Metcalfe, Pete Wentz Join Sylvester Stallone in “Escape Plan 2”

Jesse Metcalfe Pete Wentz Escape Plan 2Steven C. Miller is directing the action-packed sequel, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Wes Chatham and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

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Rachel Weisz Torments Sam Claflin in New Trailer For “My Cousin Rachel” (VIDEO)

cousin-rachel-excerptAuthor Daphne du Maurier is known for writing some twisted stuff — and My Cousin Rachel is probably up there on the list. The dark romance a young Englishman seeking revenge against his cousin, believing that she is the one behind the murder of his guardian. But when she comes and visits his large estate, he starts to have a change of heart and becomes wildly infatuated with her.

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THE MINDY PROJECT Review: “Mindy’s Best Friend”

Mindy Project ExcerptSeason 5, Episode 13 – In the show’s penultimate episode of the season, we get a revelation that may end Ben and Mindy’s relationship. Also, Mindy’s best friend from grade school Elena (guest star Casey Wilson) visits, prompting her to reassess her relationship with Morgan.

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