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NewsLet Your Inner Geek Out!

Costumes, Gamers, and Nerds OH MY!  It’s official, Comic-Con has hit San Diego!
For those of you who don’t know, Comic-Con is a four day sci-fi convention where people from all over come to find out about the latest comic book, gaming, TV, and movie news. Here are a couple of the main projects that will be featured this year:
 
“The Green Lantern”
 Green is the IT color next summer! Adapted from the comic book, The Green Lantern follows Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), a test pilot who’s been chosen for recruitment by the elite Green Lantern Corps. The Green Lantern Corps is a group of space cops who wear rings that give them “out of this world” powers (like flying!) to help keep peace in our universe.  Also featured in the movie is love interest Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) and super villain Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard). There’s a lot of high hopes for this planned trilogy due June 17, 2011.
 
“Sucker Punch”
From the guy who brought you “300,” comes Sucker Punch, the story about a girl who’s sent to an insane asylum by her evil step father.  While there she dreams up an alternate universe which features kick-butt girls (they trained with Navy Seals!), zombies, dragons, etc. The movie features a lot of familiar faces like Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jena Malone. On March 25, 2011, look for this girl empowering, super natural movie.
 
 “Paul”
 The dynamic British duo that brought us laughs with “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” are back and this time with ALIENS! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star as two nerds who road trip across America to various UFO tourists spots and conventions (including Comic-Con!). Of course, on their list is Area 51, where they meet an alien, who they name Paul. Get ready for this comedic adventure on March 18, 2011!
 
 ”The Walking Dead”
AMC has brought us classics like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, now they’re coming out with a new show called “The Walking Dead.”  Any guesses as to what the show is about? After an undead apocalypse, people a forced to figure out what to do with their lives. The new show based off of the comic book premires October 2010!
 
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic”
 Before Twilight, there was Buffy. Yes, I admit it, I was a huge fan of the show and now it’s back for an encore. The show’s creator Joss Whedon has been writing this comic-book series and now with it coming to an end this September, the comic book is being made into a series out on DVD this fall. 
 
Are you keeping up with the Comic-Con News?  What upcoming show or movie are you looking forward to the most?

NewsRising Star: Carey Mulligan

I had never even heard of British actress Carey Mulligan until I went to see her staring role in An Education. And it wasn’t until I looked her up on IMDB that I realized I’d not only seen Carey play Kitty Bennet in the remake of Pride and Prejudice, but I had actually watched her perform live in Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

She had always stood out to me, but it wasn’t until An Education that I really took notice of the girl who’s rumored to be the next Audrey Hepburn. I loved watching her character’s growth throughout the movie, from the smart school girl who threw caution to the wind, to a woman who was wiser to the ways of the world but more spirited than ever.

Her fashion style also changes with her growth. She starts out in her plain school girl uniform and then experiments with her new grown-up lifestyle by donning elegant coats, dresses and updos. I loved the movie and the message, and her performance was fresh and honest. I look forward to seeing more of Carey’s work in the future, and this time, I won’t have to read her name in the credits to know who she is.