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These Comic-Style Black Mirror Illustrations Are Perfect

<i>Black Mirror</i>, along with channeling the <i>Twilight Zone</i>, has the feel of an old-school weird comics anthology. Every episode could easily be reimagined …

Art

16 Hollywood A-Listers Who Absolutely Hate Superhero Movies

Chances are, if you’re on this website, you’re a fan of superhero movies. Your admiration for them is understandable; there’s certainly no denying …

Movies

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.<p><b>2. Reflect in the shower.</b><p><b>4. Give yourself a bedtime.</b><p><b>6. Have afternoon tea.</b><p><b>8. Choose two nights per week not to turn on</b> …

Productivity

Why AI Is the New Battleground for Brand Marketers

Most brand experiences will be delivered through AI by 2025. The only question is whether your brand will still exist.<p>Some perspective: When Ray Kroc …

Advertising Industry

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

UX Design

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how often<i></i> you post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

Social Media Marketing

5 Cuts You Should Always Have in Your Editing Arsenal

These cuts are the building blocks of editing, so knowing them is absolutely essential.<p>There are countless techniques you're going to need to know as …

Filmmaking

Marvel's Create Your Own Comic Platform Comes With Restrictions

Marvel's Create Your Own platform is set to let you take control of creating your own comics using Marvel superheroes, but some restrictions …

Comics

Where Data Ranks 2017 Comic Films. Wonder Woman Nears $400 million

2017 has been a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films and dive into the numbers… …

Movies

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jim Baikie

We’re sorry to report the passing of Eisner Award-winning Scottish comic artist <b>Jim Baikie</b>, perhaps best known to many downthetubes readers as …

Graphic Novels

2017 Sales Slip: Here’s One Store’s $21K Drop-Off In Marvel Sales

Get comfortable for a few different threads to come together. The fireworks are starting early this year. You know how it’s become a custom in recent …

Trends

Gary Frank Shares Art from Batman: Earth One Vol. 3

On Twitter, artist Gary Frank released some new artwork from the upcoming third volume of <i>Batman: Earth One</i> with the caption, “It’s coming!” The …

Comics

Brian Michael Bendis is Now Officially a DC Comics Writer

In November, shockwaves were sent across the comic book industry when it was announced that veteran Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis had signed an …

Comics

Bendis Ruled Marvel Unlimited in 2017 – Favorite Writers and Series Revealed

Marvel Unlimited sent out an email to subscribers yesterday that detailed what was most popular with readers in 2017. Some of the answer might take …

Comics

JUSTICE LEAGUE Worldwide Box Office

Credit: Warner Bros.<p><b>Justice League</b> took in $281.5 million in worldwide box office in its opening weekend, with $96m of that making up the domestic …

Movies

Movie Sequels 2018: 22 Film Follow-Ups Being Released In New Year

If a movie is successful, a sequel is usually not far off, and 2018 has plenty of them. From action movies like “Maze Runner” to beloved classics …

Movies

Jodie Foster: These '$200 Million Movies About Superheroes' Are Ruining Viewing Habits

Blockbusters are the new fracking!<p>Jodie Foster came of age in the 1970s, an era known for thriving independent films and auteur creativity, with her breakthrough role coming in Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver." So it's not too surprising to hear the two-time Oscar winner isn't that into the modern …

Jodie Foster

2017’s highest-grossing actress has been officially announced

And we’re not surprised…<p>Gal Gadot had a pretty ‘wonderful’ year. According to a new report from <i>Forbes,</i> the 32-year-old <i>Wonder Woman</i> star is the year’s …

Movies

Jean-Claude Van Damme's long and painful road to a second comeback

Jean-Claude Van Damme made the jump to streaming television last month with the release of <i>Jean Claude Van Johnson</i>, a new six-episode series on …

Movies

What Jumanji Teaches Us About the State of Blockbusters at the Box Office

Atop of everything else, 2017 was largely considered a very gloomy time at the box office. After a splendid and high-charging winter and spring that …

Movies

This Deleted IT Scene Just Might Be the Scariest Moment In The Whole Movie

Well, other than that whole rumored baby-eating moment.<p><b>This post contains spoilers for IT, and is also about IT, so you know, it's scary too.</b><p>If you saw the remake of Stephen King's wildly terrifying <i>IT</i> last year then you know that Pennywise isn't the only scary thing about the film — bully and …

Movies

New 'Justice League' Images Offer Glimpse Of Zack Snyder's Vision

Comic Book Movies | Superhero | Movie News<p>New ‘Justice League’ Images Offer Glimpse Of Zack Snyder’s Vision<p>en_US<p>article<p>A new collection of stills and …

Zack Snyder

Jeremy Renner Wraps Filming on Avengers 4

Jeremy Renner is done filming Hawkeye’s part in <b>Avengers 4</b>. Marvel Studios embarked on their biggest production ever at the beginning of last year. …

Marvel Universe

Guillermo del Toro on How 'The Shape of Water' Was Almost Shot in Black and White

TheWrap Oscar Magazine: “This is not a single-genre movie,” the writer-director says. “It’s a musical, a melodrama, a spy thriller, a comedy, you …

Guillermo del Toro

Patty Jenkins, Daniel Kaluuya Honored at Variety’s Creative Impact Awards

The brunch, held during the Palm Springs International Film Festival, also celebrated "10 Directors to Watch."<p>“Wow! Really high heels!” Gal Gadot …

Daniel Kaluuya

Domestic movie theater attendance hit a 25-year low in 2017

Movie theater attendance in the US and Canada in 2017 fell to its lowest point since at least 1992, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. <i>Box Office Mojo</i> estimates around 1.24 billion tickets were sold, a drop off of 5.8 percent from the previous year. Even with higher ticket prices, domestic revenue also dropped 2.7 …

Movies

Here’s how ‘Blade Runner 2049’ pulled off its most striking cameo

The visual effects company behind one of <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>’s most shocking moments is revealing just how it resurrected an actor from the original …

Science Fiction

A body double, CGI skull, and secret filming sessions: Inside the yearlong process to bring this beloved character to the 'Blade Runner' sequel

• <b>John Nelson, the Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor on "Blade Runner 2049," walks through how he made a CGI version of the franchise's memorable Rachael character for the movie.</b>• <b><br>The process took a year of trial and error, which was all done under secret shooting sessions and a code name.</b>• <b><br>Sean</b> …

Women: Superheroes Were Not Created For You

I hate to break it to you, but it’s true. Superheroes were not created for you.<p><i>What about female superheroes? Aren’t they for us?</i><p>Nope. Not even those were meant for you. As women, we secretly know this -- every time we’ve cracked open a comic book to see borderline pornographic illustrations and …