Comic Book News #191
 
 

Entertainment

& Comics Press (E&C) 

Proudly Presents…


TABLE OF CONTENTS- CBN # 191

X. Letter from the Editor

XI. Report Card/Grading Scale


Part I- News

1.TV

1.Guest Stars coming Soon

2.Pilot Season

2.Movies

3.Box Office

4.DVD

5.Music

6.Comic Books

7.Collectables

1.Video Games

2.Technology

3.Items

1.Statues/Busts/Posters/Action Figures

8.Books/Literature

9.Sports

10.Politics

11.Hot Links

12.Twitter Handles & Hashtags #

13.Websites

1.(Back Issues)

14.Notable Notes

15.We Are Family (Hook-ups, Break-Ups & Baby Boom)

16.This Just In (Rumors)


Part II- TV

1.TV Previews

2.TV Reviews

3.Top Ten Neilson Rated Series of the Month

4.Top 20 Shows of the Month

5.Top Worst Shows of the Month


Part III- Movies

1.Movie of the Month

2.Movie Reviews

3.Film Genre Guide

4.Now Playing

5.Coming Soon To A Theater Near You


Part IV- DVD

1.Second Time Around: Reviewing Movies Now on DVD

2.New on DVD

3.DVD Box Set Picks


Part V- Music

1.Listen To These- Albums

2.Listen To This- Song On The Radio

3.Check It Out- Video Reviews

4.Top Ten Music Videos of the Month


Part VI- Comics

1.Comic Book Previews

2.More Picks of the Month

3.Comic Book Reviews

4.Hit The Rack- Trade Paperback & Hard Cover Reviews

5.More Reviews of the Month

6.Top 20 Writers

7.Top 20 Artists

8.Top Ten Comic Books of the Month

9.Top Ten Diamond Comic Books of the Month


Part VII- Books/Literature

1.In-Depth


Part VIII- Sports

1.In-Depth

2.Sports Issues: Record

3.Sports Issues: Stat(istic) of the Month


Part IX- This Month

1.My Online Journal, “And Another Thing!”

2.Likes/Dislikes


Part X- Tidbits

1.Catching Collectibles

2.Pondering- Question(s) Of The Month

3.Quote Of The Month

4.Hottest Thing This Month Was…

5.Parting Shots!

6.Next Month

7.Brought to you By


Letter from the Editor

Entertainment & Comics (www.eandcpress.com) Press presents Comic Book News (CBN) # 191. This issue consists of all things for this past month. This is a magazine that highlights key movements from pop culture, politics and other goodness.

This issue is dedicated to those that were taken from this world far too soon. You are greatly missed! Remember Their Names: Ranjeet Singh; Sita Singh; Paramjit Kaur; Satwant Singh Kaleka; Prakash Singh; and Suveg Singh Khattra. 1-Year after the events at the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, these Americans are in our hearts.

Here are some of the highlights that this issue has to offer. Reflecting back on this month, it was filled with key moments. I will highlight what this issue of CBN has to offer. This issue is the one-stop show for pop culture. Within this month’s magazine, I touched upon: Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Wizard World: Chicago; Kick-Ass 2; NBA trade free agents-palazza; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the March on Washington, D.C.; and A-Rod.

Plus: 2013 MTV Video Music Awards; Teen Choice Awards- 2013; Emmy picks- E&C Press version; Young Hollywood Awards; and Villains’ Month- DCU: The New 52 coming up.

Question:

E&C Press would like to know who you think was the “Pop Culture Star” of the month. Share your thoughts with us, by email, djmassuda@yahoo.com through our website, www.eandcpress.com; or through Twitter @eandcpress using the # topic #PopCultureStar, #PopCultureStaroftheMonth, #PCStarOfTheMonth, or #PCStar. Thank you for your feedback in advance.

Answer- this past month- George Alexander Louis!


Twitter updates keep it locked to @eandcpress for the latest news throughout the past month and the upcoming month. This is the HQ for all things pop culture; politics; movies; TV; NBA and comic books. Recently, it was the home of the rollout for all things from #EandCPress including: 2012: The Year That Was! a pop culture magazine event; #NBATrackFreeAgents13 & coming soon @PCultureExpert.

Coming to you in our next issue; information on some of the biggest events and moments from the upcoming month. Those include: Primetime TV Season- Fall/Midseason 2013/2014 kick-off; end of the summer; #U.S. Open Tennis Tournament; and #2013 Emmy Awards ceremony.


A Disclaimer

Everything you think you know about E&C Press can be updated. Comic Book News presented this past month with more steps into newer formats, as Twitter has never been busier with the various Tweets from this past month across the board. E&C Press is available in social media. Comic Book News can be found on Twitter. Follow highlights from pop culture in the month ahead. Its publisher, E&C Press @eandcpress, can find CBN through twitter. This is where some of the month’s breaking news first gets reported before making it into the pages of the following issue of CBN. As you have noticed, Comic Book News’s website is www.eandcpress.com. Enjoy any and all formats that you would like to digest your pop culture diet.

If you are a social media butterfly, follow us through Twitter on your iPhone, iPad, etc. and be sure to learn the latest thoughts, breaking news, and interesting tidbits throughout the month as the next issue of CBN is in development. Learn the news as it happens. Reports touch upon: pop culture, movies, politics, sports, Music, Twit Pictures, comic book conventions, and much more.

If you do read our Tweets, feel free to reply through twitter or Direct Message. @eandcpress looks forward to hearing back from you not just by email about this issue but throughout the next month as it happens, share your thoughts with E&C Press and respond to our open-ended questions. We thank you for your social media support and feedback. We hope you enjoy the new feel of the issue what will become a hotter pop culture melting pot in the months ahead. Thank you to the loyal fans. Enjoy the ride!

Before diving into this issue, readers will find a prelude section called Report Card/Grading Scale; this is where the official grading scale that will be given to any of the reviewed TV, Movie, Comic Book, Music etc. categories throughout this magazine.  This prelude section is a metaphor to a student in school being compared to his/her peers.  Some students would pass with flying colors and receive an “A” other students are just struggling to get a passing grade with a “D” and others have end up unfortunately failing with a grade of an “F.”  In the entertainment world, E&C Press uses the same system in judging an array of pop culture.

Every month, I will continue to do the best job that I can to make your reading experience enjoyable.  Check back each and every month, to find out the lowdown on everything in the magazine. You never know what new stuff will be added.  If there is anything that I can do to make your magazine reading experience more fulfilling, please share. Thank you for coming, sit back and relax with the latest copy of CBN.

-DJM, Creator & Publisher, E&C (www.eandcpress.com) Press


Report Card/Grading Scale

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Part I- News


TV-

CBS announced it had renewed summer smash-hit freshman “miniseries” for a second season of 13-epidoes, Under the Dome based on the Stephen King book of the same name. The 2nd season will begin summer, 2014.

Spoiler Alert: FOX announced that the aforementioned, Booth & Bones wedding will take place as part of a November Sweeps airing episode.

The CW announced that there would be a three-episode story-arc as part of the upcoming 2nd season of Arrow that introduces viewers to the DC Comics character, Barry Allen.

NBC announced it would be developing a Hillary Clinton centric miniseries for a potential 2015 release. Diane Lane has signed on to star as Hillary Clinton.

Pivot TV the upcoming network announced it would air repeats of cult TV shows, Friday Night Lights and Farscape.

Spoiler Alert: PBS announced that Paul Giamatti and Shirley MacLaine would guest star on the season 4 finale of Downton Abbey. The fourth season begins airing on PBS in America in January and the finale will air on February 23rd.

The CW announced The Carrie Diaries season premiere would be on October 25th.

TV Land announced a new comedy debuting later this year, Kristie. The cast includes: Kristie Alley, Xosha Roquemore, Gilles Marini, Michael Richards, Eric Petersen and Rhea Perlman.

NBC announced that on February 6th, NBC would air the final episode of The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno. Once he retires, Jimmy Fallon will become the new late-night host in February. 

BBC announced that Peter Capaldi would become the 12th actor to take on the Doctor Who mantle beginning at the end of this calendar year.

FOX announced it had purchased the rights to adapt current BBC America hit miniseries, Broadchurch to a network version taking place in the America.

ABC and the Academy Awards announced that Ellen DeGeneres would host the 2014 Oscars for the 2nd time.

FX announced that Billy Bob Thornton signed on to star in the network’s TV adaptation of the cult film, Fargo.

Lifetime announced that Devious Maids has been renewed for a 2nd season consisting of 13-epsidoes.

Comedy Central announced that Seth Rogen would be the roast master on the September 2nd airing roast of James Franco.

BBC America announced it would air: Torchwood: Miracle Day beginning on Saturday, September 14th.

ABC announced that on September 20th the 3rd season of Last Man Standing would begin.

BBC America announced an upcoming 4-night event; the 3rd season of Luther would begin on Tuesday 10pm.

Rob Lowe announced that he and actress Rashida Jones would be leaving the veteran NBC comedy, Parks and Recreation.

ABC announced that on October 10th the series premiere of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland would air.

FOX announced that contrary to previous self-reports, Keith Urban would return as a judge on the next season of American Idol.

TNT announced that the new series, Cold Justice premieres 10pm.

BBC America announced a four-night event, Luther’s 3rd and final season begins on Tuesday September 3rd 10pm- Friday September 6th, except Wednesday the 4th airs at 9pm.

Comedy Central announced that the series finale of Futurama would air on September 4th.

FXX Network will launch on Wednesday September 4th.

FXX announced that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s new season begins 10pm on September 4th.

FXX Network announced that the new season of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will begin on Thursday September 5th 11pm before moving into its weeknight 5-nights 11pm spot Monday September 9th.

PBS announced Last Tango in Halifax would air on Sunday 8pm.

PBS announced Last Tango in Halifax was renewed for a 2nd season.

Cartoon Network announced on September 4th at 8pm, it would air Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles special.

HBO announced that the 2013 Best Picture Oscar Winner, Argo would have its Cable premiere on Saturday September 8th at 8pm.

HBO announced the new season of Boardwalk Empire would begin on Sunday September 8th at 9pm.

Comedy Central announced that Seth Rogen would host the 2013 Comedy Central Roast of James Franco 10pm on Monday September 2nd.

NBC announced TV’s Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special will air on September 1st, 9pm.

ABC Family announced that new episodes of The Fosters would return in January.

TNT announced that Rizzoli & Isles has been renewed for a fifth season due in summer 2014.

TNT announced that Major Crimes season 2 will resume in November.

TNT announced that Major Crimes has been renewed for a 3rd year, starting summer 2014.

TNT announced that Perception would resume its 2nd season with the final 5 episodes in early 2014.

TNT announced it had renewed Perception for a 3rd season consisting of 15-episodes, which is due to begin in the summer 2014.

Spoiler Alert: Sandra Oh announced she would be leaving the veteran show, Grey’s Anatomy after this upcoming season concludes.

NBC announced that The Million Second Quiz is a 10-night event, over the course of 12 evenings. Ryan Seacrest will host.

ABC announced it has removed its fall edition of Dancing With the Stars, the Results Show.

CBS announced that Under The Dome would have its 1st season finale on September 16th.

PBS announced Peg + Cat, a new children’s show will begin on October 7th.

Disney announced that Liv and Maddie series premiere would be on Sunday, September 15th 8pm.

Sprout announced Zou’s season begins on 9/2.

PBS announced that the 44th season of Sesame Street would begin on September 16th. Peter Dinklage, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Usher will stop by this year.

Nickelodeon announced a 1-hour special; Dora in Wonderland is coming to the network this fall.

Disney Channel announced Wander Over Yonder, featuring Jack McBrayer’s voice and from Craig McCraken, creator of the Powerpuff Girls would begin on September 13th at 9pm.

The Hub announced a 2013 reboot animated series, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch will have its series premiere on October 2nd. Ashley Tisdale is the vocals behind the upcoming Sabrina.

The Hub announced that new episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic resume on November 23rd.

Steven Universe is a new animated series starting in the fall from Cartoon Network.

Disney Channel announced that Dog with a Blog returns with its season 2 premiere on September 20th.

The Hub announced Spooksville would air on 10/26.

Mighty Med is a new animated series starting in the fall from Disney XD.

CBS announced Dream Team is a new block of 3 hours teens-geared TV shows hosted by Jamie Oliver, and Laila Ali. The new block of programming begins on September 28th.

ABC Family announced that Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode would begin on October 22nd at 8pm.

ABC Family announced that Ravenswood, its Pretty Little Liars spin-off would begin on October 22nd 9pm.

Discovery announced the miniseries, Klondike set to air in 2014 starring Richard Madden.

NBC announced it has ordered a new miniseries based on Hillary Clinton.

Showtime announced that Phillip Seymour Hoffman will stars in a new comedy, Trending Down.

MTV announced it would air a one-hour documentary on Miley Cyrus this fall.

AMC announced it has ordered a pilot for the drama Turn, based on the book, Washington Spies by Alexander Rose form 2007.

AMC announced it ordered the drama, Halt & Catch Fire.

BET announced that Kevin Hart’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood has been renewed for a second season.

Netflix announced it has renewed House of Cards for a 2nd season.

The Arsenio Hall Show begins in syndication on local CW network stations on Monday, September 9th.

ABC Family announced it had picked up three comedy pilots: Mystery Girls starring Tori Spelling; Work Mom; & Young & Hungry executive produced by Ashley Tisdale.

ABC Family announced it had picked up a back order for its freshman summer dramas, The Fosters and Twisted each will get another 10 episodes extending their first seasons to 20 episodes apiece. The new episodes are set to return in January 2014.

ABC Family announced it had renewed Switched at Birth for a 3rd season set to begin in January 2014.

ABC Family announced syndication rights of The Middle would begin on Monday September 16th.

ABC Family announced it had renewed veteran comedy, Melissa and Joey for another season.

ABC Family announced it had renewed sophomore comedy, Baby Daddy for a junior season.


TV guest star alert:

Fox announced Mather Zickel would guest star on the season premiere of Bones.

Spoiler Alert: The CW announced that Kevin Alejandro would guest star as Sebastian Blood on the upcoming season of Arrow.

Spoiler Alert: The CW announced that Michael Jai White would guest star on the upcoming season of Arrow as the DC Comics character, Bronze Tiger.

Spoiler Alert: The CW announced that Lindsey Gort would guest star as the famed, Sex And The City character, Samantha Jones on the upcoming season of The Carrie Diaries.

PBS announced that Julian Ovenden, Tom Cullen and Gary Carr will each guest star throughout the upcoming season of Downton Abbey.

Nickelodeon announced Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams would guest star on an upcoming episode of Sam & Cat.

Disney Channel announced on September 13th it would air a special 1-hour episode of Jessie featuring guest star Molly Shannon.

HBO announced a new comedy series, Hello People debuting in September.


Movies-

On September 6th, the latest version of Romeo and Juliet will come out. This time around, Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay of the William Shakespeare classic. Carlo Carlei directed this film, which includes a cast with Hailee Steinfeld, Ed Westwick and Douglas Booth.

Steve McQueen directs, 12 Years of Slaves, a new film opening October 18th. Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodward, Michael Kenneth Williams, Quvenzhane Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Taran Killam, Paul Dano, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbactch star.

Disney announced it has Planes: Fire & Rescue, the sequel to the just released Planes film with vocal talent Dane Cook will come out July 18th, 2014.

Jonathan Liebesman will direct June 6’s opening film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Abby Elliot, Noel Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox.

On February 13th, 2014, SpongeBob SquarePants 2 will open. Paul Tibbitt will direct this Nickelodeon sequel with vocal talents of: Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke.

CBGB is opening October 11th directed by Randall Miller. The cast includes: Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Ryan Hurts, Stana Katic, Malin Akerman, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Kyle Gallner, Justin Bartha, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue and Freddy Rodriguez.

The Monuments Men is the newest film from director/actor George Clooney. The film opens December 18th. The cast includes: John Goodman, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Clooney.

Opening on October 11th is Captain Phillips based on the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Day at Sea. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener and Barkhad Abdi. Paul Greengrass directs.

Chris Evans will make his directorial debut with 1:30 Train, a romantic film he will star and produce also. McG signed on to produce.

Joan Cusack, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Alan Tudyk and Wes Bentley have signed on to star in Welcome to Me a new film about public access TV host with borderline personality disorder.

On December 20th, Adam McKay directs the sequel to Anchoman with Will Ferrell’s Anchoman 2: The Legend Continues. Steve Carrell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Megan Good, Kristen Wiig and James Marsden.

The latest film from Ron Howard, Rush based inspired by true events stars Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer and opens 9.20.13.

Stauart Blumberg’s 9/20 film, Thanks for Sharing stars mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad, Time Robbins and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Pfeiffer star in Luc Besson’s Sept. 13th film The Family.

Don Jon starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (stars and directing debut) also features Scarlett Johannson, Tony Danza and Julianne Moore. The film opens on September 27th.

9/27, Bagggage Claim opens from director David E. Talbert. Paul Patton, Adam Brody, Tia Mowry, Dijmon-Honsou, Derek Luke and Taye Diggs.

Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Sackhoff are the cast for the 9/6 opening three-quel.

Insidious: Chapter 2 opens on September 13th. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star. James Wan directs. This sequel.

The fifth state focusing on the WikiLeaks story centering on Julian Assange opens on 10/18. Bill Condon directs. Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl star.

Robert Redford stars in the 10/18 opening film, All is Lost. J.C. Chanor directs this film.

Machete Kills opens on 10/11 directed by Robert Rodriguez with Danny Trejo, Sofia Verga, Michelle Rodriquez and Jessica Alba.

Linanity is a new indie opening on 10/4 about the phenomenon that was the NBA player New York Knicks days, Jeremy Lin.

Kill Your Darlings opens 10/18 from director John Krodidas and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall and Jack Hutson.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Clafin, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Southerland and Elizabeth Banks opens on 11/22. Francis Lawrence directs.

Diana staring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews opens in October. Oliver Hirschbiegel directs the film.

Runner, Runner starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arerton and Anthony Mackie star. Brad Furman directs the movie opens 10/4.

Grace of Monaco opens on November 27th from director Oliver Dahan. Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Pazz Vega and Milo Ventmiglia.

The Wolf of Wall Street opens on 11/15 directed by Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jon Bernthal, Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill.

Spike Lee’s new film, Oldboy opening 11/27 stars: Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen.

The Book Thief opens 11/15 starring Geoffrey Rush.

Her is the latest film from director Spike Jonze which was supposed to open on November 20th has been pushed back until December 18th. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Scarlett Johansson star.

Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Lawrence, Angela Basssett and Jacob Latimore star in Black Nativity opening 11/27th. Kasi Lemmons directs this film.

Frozen is the latest film from Disney opening on 11/27. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this film. The vocal cast includes: Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idna Menzel, and Jonathan Groff.

Great Expectations, the latest update on the class is hitting the big screen on 11/15 directed by Mike Newell. Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Gringer, Ralph Fiennes and Helen Bonham Carter.

About Time is the latest film from director Richard Curtis. This 11/1 opening film stars Rachael McAdams, Domhnall and Bill Nighy.

Nebraska is the latest film from director Alexander Payne opens on 11/22. Bruce Bern, Will Forte, June Squibb and Stacy Keach star.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is the new film from Justin Chadwick opening on 11/29. Idris Elba and Naomi Harris star.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens on December 13th. Peter Jackson directs this sequel that stars: Martin Freeman, Richard Armiage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly.

August: Osage County opens on Dec. 25th directed by John Wells. Meryle Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ewan McGregor star in this adaptation of the Broadway hit.

Out of the Furnace opens December 6th directed by Scott Cooper. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson star.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas opens on December 13th staring Tyler Perry, Kathy Naijmy, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter and Larry the Cable Guy. Tyler Perry directs this film.

Ben Stiller makes his directorial debut on December 25th with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn and Chirley macLaine star.

Jack Ryan the prequel film of the famed franchise opens on Christmas directed by Kenneth Branagh. Branagn, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Chris Pine star.

Dallas Buyers Club directed by Jean-Marc Vallee opens on 12/6. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto star.

Saving Mr. Banks opens on 12/13 from director John Lee Hancock. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Jason Scqartzman, Paul Giamatti, B.J. Novak and Bradley Whitford star.

Philomena stars Judie Dench and Steve Coogan. Stephen Frears directs this December opening film.

The Invisible Woman stars Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Fiennes directs this film opening on Dec. 25th.

Labor Day opens on 12/25 from director Jason Reitman. Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith and Josh Brolin star.

Grunge Match stars Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Hart, and Jim Basinger. Peter Segal directs this film, which opens on December 25th.

Peter Berg directs the upcoming film, Lone Survivors. Mark Wahlberg, Jerry Ferrara, Tyler Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig and Ben Foster star. The film opens on December 27th.

Enough Said is the latest film from director Nicole Holofener opening on September 20th. It is one of the last film starring James Ganolfini along with star Catherine Keener and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Parkland is the new film from director Peter Landesman opening on 9/20. The cast includes: Paul Giamatti, James Badge Dale, Billy Bob Thronton, and Zac Efron.

Touchy Feely opens on September 6th staring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney and Josh Pais. Lynn Shelton directs.

Naomi Watts and Robin Wright star in Adore; 9/6.

Leslie Bigg stars in Hell Baby; 9/6.

Salinger is a new documentary about the famed author J.D. Salinger opening 9/6.

The upcoming film, A Teacher opens on 9/6.

Jennifer Hudson stars as South Africa’s ex-first lady, Winnie Mandela opening 9/6.

The Muslims are Coming is a new stand-up movie special opening on 9/12.

Danai Gurira stars in the 9/13 opening film, Mother of Georgia.

After Tiller is a new documentary opening on 9/20.

Josh Holloway stars in 9/20’s Battle of the Year.

On 9/20, Sam Rockwell stars in A Single Shot.

Scott Cooper signed on to re-write and direct Stephen King’s book-turned upcoming big screen film, The Stand for Warner Bros.

The Inequality for All is a new doc opening on 9/27.

Blue is the Warmest Color, will open on 10/25.

Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd star in All is Bright, 10/4.

A.C.O.D. is a new film opening on 10/4 starring Adam Scott.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete opens on 10/11 starring Jennifer Hudson.

Juliette Binoche stars in Camille Claudel 1915 opening 10/16.

Ja Rule stars in I’m in Love with a Church Girl opening 10/18.

Julianne Hough stars in Paradise opening 10/18.

Marvel Studios announced that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has signed on to play Quicksilver in 2015’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In the 10/25 opening documentary, Spinning Plates in limited release.

Kate Bosworth stars in Big Sur opening 11/1.

The animated film, Free Birds opens on 11/1.

Michael Caine stars on the 11/1 opening film Last Love.

Lionsgate announced that Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones has been cast in 2014 & 2015’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2 flicks.

Saoirse Ronan star in How I Live Now opening on 11/8.

Shia LeBeouff stars in Charlie Countryman opens 11/15.

Dakota Fanning stars in the 11/20 opening film, Effie Gray. Jason Statham and James Franco co-star in the film Homefront opening on 11/27.

Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch star in Twice Born opening 12/6.

Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in 2015’s Zack Snyder Man of Steel sequel, Superman vs. Batman (working title).

Berenico Bejo stars in The Past opening on 12/20.

Warner Bros announced that the Man of Steel sequel, Superman Vs. Batman has an official release date, July 17th, 2015.

James Corden stars in One Chance opening in December.

Walking With Dinosaurs a 3D CG film opens on 12/20.

Kevin Hart will star in the upcoming movies: Grunge Match, Ride Along, About Last Night and Think Like a Man Too for the hardworking comedian.

Jessica Chastain signed on to star in Christopher Nolan’s’ upcoming film, Interstellar.

Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch have signed on to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to star in The Imitation Game. He will play Alan Turing.

Adam Driver signed on to star in the film Tracks as well as the upcoming film, This is Where I Leave You.

The Equalizer is a new film being developed. Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Mortez signed on to the cast.

Chris Terrio is the screenwriter from Argo; his next project will be the upcoming film an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s historical epic, Bunker Hill.

Ava DuVernay will be directing the MLK drama, Selma.

Disney announced Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the 5th installment of the famed Johnny Depp pirates’ franchise. It was announced to be coming out on July 10th, 2015.

Tomorrowland is a new Sci-Fi film due out next year starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.

SpongeBob SquarePants 2 updated information: Paramount said the film is now coming out in February 2015.

Paramount announced that the animated film, Monster Trucks would come out on 5/29/15.

Universal announced that the film, Townies would be out on 5/9/14.

Paramount announced that Paranormal Activity 5 would be out on 10/24/14.

Universal announced that on 8/29/14, The Loft would come out.

Paramount announced that the upcoming film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has shifted its release date. Originally scheduled to open on 6/6/14 will now come out on 8/8/14.

Foxcatcher will come out on 12/20/13 which was announced by Sony Classics.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 from Fox animation was supposed to come out on 6/20/14, but now will be out on 6/13/14.

Million Dollar Arm from Buena Vista has been announced to be released on 5/16/14.

Opening on select theaters will be the September 6th documentary, Salinger from director Shane Salerno based on the biography book of the same name.

Warner Bros. announced that Winter’s Tale would come out on 2/14/14.


Box Office Bucks-

Summer tracker this past month focused on grand totals thus far (in millions) of: This is the End- $96; The Lone Ranger- $87; Red 2- $50; Kevin Hart, Let Me Explain- $32; White House Down- $71; Monsters University- $261; World War Z- $198; The Heat- $156; Despicable Me 2- $350; The Way, Way Back- $18; Pacific Rim- $99; Grown Ups 2- $128; The Conjuring- $131; Fruitvale Station- $15; Blue Jasmine- $14; Turbo- $78; 2 Guns- $65; The Smurfs 2- $62; We’re the Millers- $91; Elysium- $69; Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters- $48; Planes- $59; Kick-Ass 2- $22; Lee Daniel’s The Butler- $52; Paranoia- $6; The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones- $14; The World’s End- $8; Jobs- $12 and The Wolverine- $125.


DVD-

Adventure Time: Jake the Dad & Jake Hat is coming to DVD in October.

Inspector Gadget: Season One will be released on DVD in three volume collections. Season Two will be offered in one set.

Marvel Knights: Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk is set to come out this fall based on adapting the Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk miniseries from Damen Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu.

Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD set is set to come out in the fall.

Arrow: The Complete First Season is set to come out on DVD and Blu-Ray in October.

Revolution: The Complete First Season is set to come out in October.

The Big Bang Theory: Season Six is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray this fall.

The Captains: Close-Up With William Shatner is scheduled to come out in October.


Music-

ABC announced that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley would host the 2013 Country Music Awards, which will be on November 6th.

Lady Gaga announced that her new album, Art Pop would be released on November 11th.

Drake’s new album, Nothing Was the Same will be released on 9/17.

AVICII buzzed about album, True will be out on 9/3.

Janelle Monae’s newest album The Electric Lady will be out on September 10th.

2Chaninz’s new album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is coming out on 9/10.

Keith Urban’s latest album, Fuse will be released on September 10th.

Kings of Leon’s new album Mechanical Bull is coming out on 9/24.

The Weeknd’s new album Kiss Land is coming out on 9/10.

Justin Timberlake will release; The 20/20 Experience- 2of 2 on September 30th.

Haim’s Days Are Gone album is coming out on 9/30.

Icona Pop’s album, This Is… will be out on September 24th.

Ariana Grande’s album Yours Truly is set to come out on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Arctic Monkeys new album AM will be out on 9/10.

MGMT’s self-titled album is coming out on 9/17.

Elton John’s latest album, The Diving Board will be out on September 24th.

Sting’s The Last Ship is coming out on 9/24.

Gavin DeGraw’s latest album is coming out on 10/8.

Avril Lavigne’s latest album Avril Lavigne is coming out on 11/5.

Amos Lee’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song will be out on 10/8.

The Head and the Heart’s album, Let’s Be Still is coming out on October 15th.

Celine Dion’s new album, Loved Me Back to Life is coming out on November 5th.

James Blunt’s latest Moon Landing is coming out on 10/21.


Comic Books-

Dark Horse announced Shadolin Cowboy #1 shipping an ongoing series starting in October. The creative team is: Geoff Dawrrow, Peter Doherty, and Walter Simonson.

Dark Horse announced The Occultist #1 an October miniseries from Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Allen Passalaque, Steve Morris and Paolo Rivera.

Starting in July, Dark Horse announced BloodHound: Crowbar Medicine #1 (of 5) from the creative team of Dan Jolley, Leonard Kirk, Robin Riggs, Moose Baumann and Cully Hammer.

Dark Horse announced a new Francesco Francavilla created miniseries starting in October, The Black Beetle: Necrologue #1.

Dar Horse announced Michel Avon Oeming’s The Victories: Volume 2- Transhuman TPB shipping October 11th collecting the 5-issue miniseries.

Dark Horse announced Astounding Villain House, a one-shot tale shipping on October 30th, from writer/artist: Shannon Wheeler.

Dark Horse announced The Massive Volume 2: Subcontinental TPB from Brian Wood, Garry Brown, Gary Erskine, Declan Shalvey, Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart and Joride Bellaire shipping on December 18th.

Dark Horse announced Polar: Came From the Cold HC shipping on December 11th from creator Victor Santos.  This special FC story is told in a Polaroid manner.

Dark Horse announced SHOOT First #1 ships in October. This new miniseries is from the creative team of: Justin Aclin, Nicolas Daniel Selma and Marlac.

Dark Horse announced that on October 23rd, Fred Van Lente and Ariel Olivetti are the creative team of Conan and the People of the Black Circle.

Dark Horse announced that starting in October it would reintroduce the world of Elfquest with Elfquest Special: The Final Quest from Wendy Pini and Richard Pini.

Dark Horse announced that on October 2nd it will ship, #1 for $1: Star Wars reprinting the acclaimed 1st issue of ongoing Brian Wood Star Wars story with a cover by Alex Ross.

DC announced that on October 2nd, it would release Forever Evil Director’s Cut #1 with plenty of additional pages in this 64-page comic with a $5.99 price tag.

DC announced Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1, a 6-issue miniseries from Brian Buccellato, Patrick Zircher and Declan Shalvey.

DC announced Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. # 1 (of 6) a new miniseries starting in October from the creative team of Matt Kindt, Manuel Garcia with cover art by: Brett Booth and Mark Irwin.

DC announced Forever Evil: Arkham War #1, a 6-issue miniseries from Peter J. Tomasi, Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza and Jason Fabok.

DC announced that Matt Kindt would write the October issue of Justice League of America #8.

DC announced that J.M. DeMatteis would write the October issue of Justice League Dark #24.

DC announced that the October issues of Suicide Squad and Teen Titans #24 apiece would each be Forever Evil tie-in issues.

DC announced a new ongoing series starting on October 2nd, Justice League 3000 #1 from the creative team of: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatties and Kevin Maguire.

DC announced a new ongoing series Superman/Wonder Woman, starting on October 9th from the creative team of: Charles Soule, Tony Daniel, Batt, with variant covers by Cliff Chiang and Aaron Kuder.

DC announced that on October 30th, Aquaman Annual #1 ships from the creative team of: John Ostranger, Geraldo Borges, Ruy Jose and a cover by Paul Pelletier and Danny Miki.

DC announced that starting on October 30th it would be a 4-issue miniseries Damian: Son of Batman #1 from the writer/artist Andy Kubert.

DC announced that the October issue of Justice League of America’s Vibe #8 would include interior art by Andres Guinaldo and Mark Irwin.

DC announced that World’s Finest #16; the October issue would include interior artwork by R.B. Silva and Joe Weems.

DC announced that Tyler Kirkham would be the artist on the October issue of Action Comics #24.

Action Comics Annual #2 shipping on October 30th from the creative team of: Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocaforst, Dan Jurgens, and Norm Rapmund.

DC announced that the October issue of Batman, #24 would ship as a 64-page giant $6.99 comic as part of Zero Year, part 4.

DC announced that Batman and Two-Face #24 would be the name of the October issue of Batman and Robin from the creative team of Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mike Gray.

DC announced that Will Conrad would be the artist of October’s Nightwing #24.

DC announced that on October 30th, Nightwing Annual #1 ships from the creative team of: Kyle Kiggins, Jason Masters and Tony S. Daniel.

DC announced that Catwoman #24, the October issue would feature the current full DCU: The New 52 appearance of The Joker’s Daughter.

DC announced that Emanuel Simeoni would be the interior artist of Talon #12 in October. Ken Hunt will be the cover artist.

DC announced that the October issues of Green Lantern will crossover under the emblem- “Lights Out.”

DC announced that on October 30th, Green Lantern Annual #2 would ship from the creative team of Robert Venditti and Sean Chen.

DC announced that Rafael Albuquerque would handle the artwork on October’s Animal Man #24.

DC announced that Kano would be the artist of October’s Swamp Thing #24.

DC announced that on October 30th, Swamp Thing Annual #2 would ship from the creative team of: Charles Soule, Javi Pina and Travel Foreman.

DC announced that Teen Titans Annual #2 would ship on October 30th from the creative team of: Scott Lobdell, Angel Unzueta, Art Thibert, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

DC announced that Jim Steranko would be the artist of Batman Black and White #2’s miniseries.

DC announced that Legends of the Dark Knight #13 shipping on October 13th would be the final issue of this digital series before being cancelled.

DC announced that Ame-Comi Girls #8 shipping on October 16th would be the final issue of this soon to be, digital, cancelled series.

DC announced that Arrow #12 shipping on October 23rd will be the final issue of this digital themed comic book ongoing before being axed.

DC announced that on October 30th, Smallville Season 11, Special #3 will be out from the creative team of: Bryan Q. Miller, Beni Lobel and Cat Staggs.

DC announced that Night of The Owls TPB would include the complete story with plenty of tie-ins. This would ship on November 6th.

DC announced DC Comics- The New 52 Villains Omnibus HC shipping on December 11th.

DC announced that Green Arrow Vol. 1 Hunter’s Moon TPB new edition reprinting the classic 1980’s miniseries #1-6 from Mike Grell, Ed Hanningan, Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin would come out on November 27th.

DC announced that on November 13th, Joe Kubert Presents TPB would ship.

Walter Simonson’s creative original story, The Judas Coin TPB would be coming out on November 6th.

DC announced that starting in October, it would introduce DC Entertainment Essentials a new line of hot titles new and classic offered for $1 apiece. Throughout the month of October, the titles you can pick up are: DCE Essentials: Batman #1; DCE Essentials Wonder Woman #1; DCE Essentials: The Sandman #1; & DCE Essentials: V for Vendetta #1.

DC announced that Beware of the Batman #1 would be a new ongoing series based on the hit Cartoon Network series. The creative team on this title will be Ivan Cohen, Luciano Vecchio and a 1:25 Animation art variant cover edition.

DC/Vertigo announced/that starting in October The Sandman: Overture #1 will ship. This 6-issue bi-monthly series is from the creative team of Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams. This first issue will be a $4.99 36-page comic book. Dave McKean, and Williams will supply artwork for some of the many various chase variant editions.

Vertigo announced that on October 9th, Caitlin Kitteredge, Inaki Miranda, Dave Johnson and Gene Ha are the creative team of the new ongoing series Coffin Hill #1.

Vertigo announced that on October 2nd, Ian Edginton, Francesco Trifogi and Greg Tocchini are the creative team of this new ongoing series, Hinterkind. Jae Lee will supply a 1:13 variant chase cover.

Vertigo announced The Witching Hour #1 an anthology one-shot shipping on October 2nd. This $7.99, 80-page comic book includes a Jenny Frison cover and a Julian Totino 1:13 variant cover chase edition.

IDW announced starting in October, a new miniseries of the former Cartoon Network hit series, Samurai Jack #1. The creative team includes: Jim Zud and Andy Suriano. Rob Guillory and Genndy Tartakovsky provide variant cover editions.

IDW announced My Little Pony: Pony Tales, Vol. 1 TPB will be out in October. This collects the issues #1-6 of the Micro-Series.

IDW announced that in October My Little Pony 2013 Annual would be released. The creative team includes: Ted Anderson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs and Andy Price. Amy Mebbberson provides artwork for a variant cover edition.

IDW announced Triple Helix, a new 4-issue miniseries from writer/artist/creator- John Byrne.

IDW announced that in October, Locke & Key: Alpha #2 (of 2), the last oversized Locke & Key adventure ships. The covers will include 7 variant editions from some big artists such as: Shane Leonard, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Michael Kaluta, Dave Sims, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Bernie Wrightson. This month also features Lock & Key # 2 box Set, which has a slipcase edition with all seven variant cover editions in one handy collection.

IDW announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Book HC will be back in print this October.

IDW announced in October, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Vol. 1 TPB collecting the first four issues of the Chuck Dixon/Paul Gulacy creative collaboration. Sean Chen provides artwork for the cover of this trade paperback.

IDW announced Vitriol the Hunter TPB set for an October release. Billy Martin and Brent Allen are the creators.

IDW announced it would release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2: Limited Red Label Edition HC/Slipcase. These ultra-rare collectables will be limited to 325 copies.

Image Comics announced Pretty Deadly #1 in October. Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire are the creative team of this new title.

The Book you have been waiting for is on its way, the first creator-owned ongoing title from a reunited creative team of: Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting with October’s Image Comics espionage thriller, Velvet.

Image Comics announced The Walking Dead # 115 shipping in October will ship with 12 covers, 10 of those covers will be a special connecting celebration of The Walking Dead’s 10th Anniversary. The first edition is the regular cover by Charlie Adlard and the 12th cover will be offered as a blank variant edition.

Image Comics announced on October 2nd, it would ship, The Walking Dead #1- 10th Anniversary Edition a special 48-page version $5.99 reprinting the original issue that started it all but in color for the first time.

Image Comics announced The Walking Dead Tyreese Special, shipping in October reprinting tales of the fan-favorite character Tyreese.

Image Comics announced on October 16th it would ship The Art of Charlie Adlard HC.

Image Comics announced Rocket Girl #1 would be out in October form Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

Image Comics announced Three #1 shipping in October from the creative team of: Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly, and Jordie Bellaire.

Image Comics announced Bushido #1-5 (of 5) miniseries shipping weekly in October by Rob Levin and Studio Hive.

Image Comics announced that starting with October’s Savage Dragon #193, it would be the 1st issue of a new direction for this title focusing on Malcolm Dragon the son of The Savage Dragon. Erik Larsen writes and draws this book with providing 2 of the three cover editions. The 3rd version will contain artwork by Todd McFarlane.

Image Comics announced Ron Marz would return to write Witchblade #170 in October.

Image Comics announced CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 shipping in October with this special anthology includes 3 covers by: David Marquez, Gabriel Ba and Richard Corben.

Image Comics announced Chew Smorgasbord Edition, Vol. 1 HC that would collect the first 20 issues of the hit ongoing title from John Layman and Rob Guillory.

Image Comics announced Lazarus, Vol. 1 TPB at an introductory price of $9.99 ships on October 9th. This will contain the first four issues of the hit ongoing title from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark.

Image would be collecting the Brian Wood/Ming Doyle 6-issue miniseries, Mara in October when Mara TPB comes out.

Image Comics announced Mind the Gap, Vol. 3: Out of Bodies TPB collecting #11-15 of the ongoing title would be out in October. Rodin Esquejo will supply artwork for the cover.

Amigo Comics announced Rogues Volume 2 #1 of 5 will ship in October from El Torres and Lolita Aldea.

Archie Comics announced starting in October, a new title from Red Circle imprint, The Fox #1. This issue will ship with four covers by: Dean Haspiel, a wraparound Haspiel edition, Darwyn Cooke edition and Fiona Staples version. This issue is from Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid.

Andrews McMeel announced in October, Get Fuzzy: The Fuzzy Bunch TPB will come out.

Arcana Studio announced starting in October, The Steam Engines of Oz Volume 2: The Geared Leviathan #1 will come out. The creative team on this title would be Sean O’Reilly, Erik W. Hendrix and Yannis Roumboulias.

Aspen MLT Inc. announced Trish Out of Water #1 of 5 miniseries, shipping in October from the creative team of Vince Hernandez, Giuseppe Cafaro and Andrea Dotta.

Big Dog Ink announced The Legend of Oz: Wicked West Volume 3 TPB will be out in October.

Boom Studios announced in October it would release under its Kaboom imprint, Herobear and the Kid Annual 2013 #1 from creator/writer/artist Mike Kunkel.

Boom Studios announced Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Vol. 1 HC will come out in October.

Boom Studios announced under its Kaboom imprint, Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular #1 will come out in October with covers by Becky Dreistadt, Ming Doyle and Jones Wiedle.

Boom Studios announced starting in October a new original miniseries, Imagine Agents #1 of 4 from Brian Jones and Bachan. Khary Randolph will be the cover artist. Felipe Smith will handle art duties on a variant chase incentive edition cover.

Boom Studios announced that in October it would release Suicide Risk Vol. 1 TPB by Mike Carey and Elena Casagrande that collects the first four issues of the ongoing title. Tommy Lee Edwards is the cover artist.

Dynamite Entertainment announced The Shadow Now # 1 of a new six-issue miniseries starts in October by David Liss, Colton Worley and Tim Bradstreet.

Dynamite Entertainment announced that Green Hornet: Legacy would be cancelled effective with October’s final issue #42.

Dynamite Entertainment announced The Spider Annual 2013 from Shannon Eric Denton and Igor Vitorino are the creators of this October shipping title.

Garth Ennis’ ERF HC will be out in October with artwork by Rob Steen, Dynamite Entertainment announced.

Drawn & Quarterly announced October’s latest Peter Bagge comic event, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story HC.

:01 First Second announced Battling Boy GN from creator Paul Pope will be out in soft cover and/or hardcover in October.

Gemstone Publishing announced The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Volume 2: Comic & Animation Art will come out in October.

Viz Media announced starting in October it would launch a new imprint, Perfect Square. This will be home to publish original graphic novels based on popular licensed properties including: Hello Kitty, Uglydoll, Ben 10: Omniverse, Monsuno, Winx Club, Max Steel, Pokemon, Mr. Men Little Miss and Voltron Force. The first to be offered would be Ben 10: Omniverse: Volume 1- Ghost Ship from Alan Brown and Cory Levine.

New Paradigm Studios announced The Rockthrower #1 a new title from Karl Bollers, Paul Mendoza, Gene DeCicco and Gus Vasquez will come out in October.

Oni Press announced Letter 44 # 1 due out in October from Charles Soule, Alberto Albuquerque and Guy Major.

Valiant Entertainment announced X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 HC, set to debut in October would be the first in a new line of oversized hardcover’s reprinting the current continuity of Valiant ongoing titles. This collection will contain the X-O Manowar #10-14 of the ongoing title from Robert Venditti, Cary Nord, Lee Garbett and Trevor Hairsine.

Valiant Entertainment announced that October’s Quantum and Woody #4 shipping in October would be the “current continuity” debut of everyone’s favorite The Goat. Rob Guillory will supply a variant Goat cover edition.

Zenescope Entertainment announced Robyn Hood: Wanted TPB from Pat Shand, Larry Watts and Nick Filardi will be out in October with a cover by Artgerm.

Marvel announced Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble # 1 based on the Disney XD TV show would be out in October. Joe Caramagna will be the creator adapting those tales. The first issue features a variant by Scottie Young and a LEGO variant edition from Leo Castellani.

Marvel announced Hulk: Agents of SMASH #1 of 4 begins in October. The miniseries will be adapted by Joe Caramagna and is based on the recently launched Disney XD animated series of the same name.

Marvel announced Ed Brisson would write Secret Avengers #10 hitting stores in October.

Marvel announced AL Ewing and Pepe Larraz are the creative team on Octobers’ Avengers Assemble #20. Jorge Molina is the cove artist.

Marvel announced that starting in October’s A+X #13, David Yardin will be the interior artist on one of the two tales for a specific story-arc. Yardin will also be that issue’s cover artist. Howard Chaykin will be the creator of the other tale.

Marvel announced Giuseppe Camuncoli would be the artist of Superior Spider-Man #20 issue in October. The Black Cat is the focus of that upcoming storyline. Milo Manara will handle the artwork for a variant cover edition.

Marvel announced Marvel: Now What?! #1, a comic from Skottie Young, Scott Adsit, Qyatt Cenac, Gerry Duggan, Sara Schaefer, Brian Posehn, Eric Canete, Patrick Olliffe, Steve Lieber and Colleen Coover. Skottie Young will be the cover artist.

Marvel announced Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1 of a new miniseries set to begin in October under the Marvel Knights imprint is from the creative team of Matt Kindt and Marco Ruby.

Marvel announced in October it would ship a three-issue story-arc of one-shots related to the named arc: The Arms of The Octopus. The Superior Spider-Man, the Hulk and the All-New X-Men will team-up/face-off in these issues. Each issue is 40 pages $4.99 and written by Michael Costa. Alexander Lozano supplies artwork for each of the three covers. J. Scott Campbell is the artist on variant interlocking cover editions. All-New X-Men Special #1 contains interior art by Kris Anka. Jake Wyatt is the interior artist of Indestructible Hulk Special #1. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1 will contain interior art by Michael Dialynas.

Marvel announced Captain America: Living Legend, a four-issue miniseries starting in October. Andy Diggle is the writer. Adi Granov is the artist of the 1st issue. Agustin Alessio would be the artist of the 2nd issue. Adi Granov will be the cover artist. Neal Adams supplies artwork for the variant edition of the 1st issue.

Marvel announced Mahmud Asrar will handle interior artwork on Iron Man (Marvel Now) #17 shipping in October.

Marvel announced Thor: The Crown of Fools, a one-shot from Bryan J.L. Glass and Andrea Di Vito. This story will come out in October.

Marvel announced Thor & The Mighty Avengers collection would be available in October reprinting Thor The Mighty Avenger #3-5, 8 and Free Comic Book Day 2011: Captain America & Thor by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee.

Marvel announced Fanomex Max, a 4-issue Max-adult themed story starting in October by Andrew Hope, Shawn Crystal and Francesco Francavilla.

Marvel announced that October’s Astonishing X-Men #68 would be the final issue of that ongoing series as Marvel has cancelled the book. The last issue is from Marjorie Liu, Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Phil Noto.

Marvel announced Superior Spider-Man Vol. 3: No Escape TPB ships in November reprinting #11-16 of the ongoing title by Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Humbero Ramos.

Marvel announced Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus HC featuring an all-new cover by Ed McGuinness would be out in January 2014.

Marvel announced Thor: Sunlight & Shadows TPB shipping in November collects Thor (1996) #495, 497-502 by William Messner-Loebs. Mike Deodato Jr. is the main artist of these reprinted tales.

Marvel announced its Marvel Now X-Men Vol. 1 Primer TPB written by Brian Wood would come out in November and reprint the first 4 issues of the recently launched title.

Marvel announced Wolverine & the X-Men by Jason Aaron Vol. 7 TPB reprinting #30-35 of the ongoing title has artwork by Pasqual Ferry and Nick Bradshaw. This story centers on The Hellfire Saga.

Marvel announced Wolverine: Sabretooth Reborn TPB reprinting last year’s cancelled Wolverine title #310-313 from Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi.

Marvel announced that in November it would release Oz: Road to Oz GN-TPB from Eric Shanower and Skottie Young that reprints the six-issue miniseries of the same name.


Collectables-

Dark Horse collectables announced The Art of Tara Mcpherson Limited Edition Box Set shipping on October 16th.

Dark Horse collectables Marvel Classic Characters: X-Men #6: Magneto will be out on January 8th 2014.

Dark Horse collectables starting in February, Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming along with Dark Horse will release a new line of Powers-themed products based on the popular ICON creator-owned property. First up will be Powers Figure Set, set of four will include: Retro Girl, Triphammer, Walker and Pilgrim.

Dark Horse collectables announced that on February 5th, Retro Girl Statue would come out.

DC Collectables announced that DC Comics Bomshells Batgirl Statue would ship on January 2014.

DC Collectables announced Batman Black & White Earth 2 Batman Statue by Nicola Scott would be out in January 2014.

DC Collectables announced Batman: Arkham City Catwoman Statue shipping in January 2014.

DC Collectables announced Man of Steel Superman 3.5” Figure that is set to ship in October 2013.

DC Collectables announced DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Bust based on the Jim Lee design of his DCU: The New 52 look will ship in January 2014.

IDW announced that in October J. Scott Campbell’s Fairytale Fantasies 2014 Calendar would ship in a regular edition and an incentive black and whiter variant version.

Image Comics announced The Walking Dead All-Out War T-Shirts would be out in October. Some of those that will be offered include: “Survivors;” “Hilltop;” “Savior;” and/or “Kingdom.”

Image Comics announced the Image Comics T-Shirt “I” will be out in October.

Image Comics announced Science Dog T-Shirt is set to come out in October.

Dynamic Forces announced that in October it would release The Big Bang Theory “Bazanga” Toaster.

Marvel announced Superior Spider-man (with Black Cat) Poster by Giuseppe Camuncoli is set to come out in October.

The Official Marvel Fact Files begins shipping weekly special edition magazines starting in October. The 1st four offerings include: Spider-Man; Wolverine; Iron Man; and the Fantastic Four.

DC Chess announced in October the latest editions would be (sold separately): Power Girl and Darkseid.

Adventure Time Playpaks Series 1 cards ships in October.

Star Trek The Official Strships Collection magazines start shipping in October.

DC Comics: The Women of Legend Trading Cards will ship in October.

James Bond 2013 Autographs & Relic Trading Cards ships in October.

Psych Seasons 1 & 2 Trading Cards will begin shipping in October.

Garbage Pail Kids Series 3 Trading Cards ships in October.

The Walking Dead “Woodbury: Long Sleeve Shirt ships in October.

Deadpool: “Pool” Polo Shirt ships in October.

Superman 75th Anniversary Polo Shirt ships in October.

Wolverine: “Test Subject 10” Heather T-Shirt ships in October.

Superman 75th Anniversary Logo T-Shirt ships in October.

Batman Beyond: Shadows T-Shirt ships in October.

Star Wars Darth Vader Magnetic Metal Bottle Opener is set to come out in October.

Harley Quinn: Locked-Up T-Shirt ships in October.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Alice Liddle “Red Dress: Convention Exclusive Action Figure form CS Moore Studio is set to come out in October.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Calie Action Figure form CS Moore Studio is set to come out in October.

In October, Batman Retro Series 2 8-Inch Action Figures are due out.

Lionel Harry Potter: Hogwarts Express Train Set will be shipping in time for the holiday season.

Marvel Universe’s latest action figure set to be released in the fall will include figures such as: Red Hulk, the Punisher, Hawkeye, Cloak & Dagger, Astonishing Wolverine, Baron Zemo, black-suit Iron Man and Iron Spider-Man.

McFarlane Toys announced in October it would release NBA Series 23 Action Figures including new sculpts of Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker along with the debut action figures of: Joakim Noah, Damian Lillard and James Harden.

4D Cityscape: Game of Thrones Westros Puzzle will be out in October.

Dexter 3, ¾ Inch Action Figure with Tin Tote ships in October.

Archer Plushes are coming starting in October.

The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins Mini-Bust ships in October from Gentle Giant.

Bowen Designs announced in October it would release Astonishing Wolverine Statue and Green Goblin (Norman Osborne) Museum Statue.

Gentle Giant announced that in October it would release Thor Hammer Bookend.

Disney announced Grand Jester: Cinderella Mini-Bust coming out in October.

Gentle Giant announced in October the release of The Walking Dead: Governor Mini-Bust.

Gentle Giant announced Star Wars: Padme Amidala Statue due out in October.

Kotobukiya announced Star Wars Sandtrooper Sergeant Artfx+ Statue due out in October.

Kick-Ass 2: Hit Girl Real Action Hero figure is due out in October.

Kotobukiya announced DC Comics Black Adam New 52 Artfx+ Statue due out in October.

Attakus announced that in October, three new statues will be added to the Star Wars Elite Collection including: Yoda, R2-D2, and C-3PO.

First 4 Figures announced scheduled for October is Sonic the Hedgehog: Shadow the Hedgehog Statue.

Pac-Man: 8-Inch Plush with sound and Pac-Man: Ghost 8-Inch Plush with sound are scheduled for an October release.

Domo is taking over the DC Universe starting in October with Domo X DC Comics 16 1/2 –Inch Plushes including: Superman; Batman (Black Costume); Batman (Blue Costume); The Flash and Green Lantern.

Just in time for Halloween, will be The Walking Dead: Teddy Bear Girl 55” Electronic Figure.

Briarpatch announced for an October shipping of Adventure Time: Mini Finn-Ominoes Game & Adventure Time: Mini Jake Tanagram Game.

Funko announced The Big Bang Theory Mystery Minis would be out in the fall. All the big characters form the hit series are set to come out including: Amy, Sheldon, Lenard, Rai, Howard, Penny and Bernadette.

David Mac’s Kabuki Wearable Mask is scheduled to come out in time for Halloween.

Pop! Announced in October the release of The Dark Knight Vinyl Figures. This time around consumers can purchase either/or Batman Beyond or Nightwing.

DC Comics Playing Cards are coming from the DCU themed items coming in the fall.

Superman with Cape Pilsner Glass is set to come out in the fall.

Batman & Robin Slim 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle is set to come out in the fall.

Family Guy: Stewie Pillow Pal is set for an October release.

Marvel Universe Mash ‘Ems are coming out in the fall. You can pick from The Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Ma, Iron Man and/or Captain America.

The Venture Bros.: Brock Samson Color-Change 16-Oz Glass 2-Piece Set is coming out from Bif Bang Pow.

Big Bang Pow announced Archer Beach Towels would be coming out in the fall.

Coming out in October for NCIS enthusiasts would be NCIS: Abby Monitor Mate Bobblehead.

My Little Pony Mash ‘Ems is set to be released in the fall.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mash ‘Ems are coming soon. You can choose from the Foot Soldier, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, or Shredder.

The Walking Dead Pint Glasses are coming out.

The Walking Dead TV Trivia Box is set for an October release.

Relic Runners Board Game is coming out in the fall.


Books/Literature-

My Little Pony: Mini-Pony Collector’s Guide will be released in October.

From Matthew K. Manning, this October, the new book Superman Files HC will be out.

DC Heroes: Batman- Killer Croc Hunter SC will be released in October.

DC Super Heroes: Batman- Harley Quinn’s Shocking Surprise SC will be released in October.

DC Heroes: Superman- Livewire SC will be released in October.

In October, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Anthology will be out.

Doctor Who: The Vault- Treasures from The First Fifty Years HC will be released in October.

All The Wrong Questions: Question 2- When Did You See Her Last? HC is the latest book from Lemony Snicket, will be released in October.

Bags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales HC will include re-imagined classic tales modernized from Charles Vess and Neil Gaiman will be released in October.

A Very Klingon Khristmas HC will be released in October.

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling SC will be released in October from the author, Carl Potts.

101 Ways to Kill a Zombie HC will be released in October.

Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lighting Strikes- Four Decades of Filmmaking HC will be released in October.

Iron Man Manual HC will be released in October.

True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires HC will be released in October.

The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister HC will be released in October.

Stars Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge HC will be released in October.

Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity in a Box will be released in October.

Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia HC will be released in October.

2014 British Annuals shipping in October would include: Angry Birds Interactive Annual 2014 HC; Angry Birds Star Wars Interactive Annual 2014 HC; Family Guy Annual 2014 HC; DreamWorks Heroes Annual 2014; Star Wars: The Clone Wars Annual 2014 HC; Star Wars Annual 2014 HC; & South Park Annual 2014 HC.

Mad’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg HC will be released in October.

Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch will be out on October 22nd.

Tom Perrotta’s Nine Inches will be released on September 10th.

Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped will come out on September 17th.

Stephen King’s new book, Doctor Sleep will be coming out on September 24th.

David and Goliath, the newest book from Malcolm Gladwell is coming out on October 1st.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri will be out on September 24th.

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielder is due out on October 15th.

The Rose Project by Graeme Simsion is due out on October 1st.

We Are Water, the newest book by Wally Lamb is coming out on October 22nd.

Nora Ephron’s The Most of Nora Ephron will be coming out on October 29th.

Shane Salerno and David Shields co-wrote the biography, Salinger that comes out on Tuesday September 3rd. It is based on the famed American author, J.D. Salinger.

Double Down by Mark Halpern and John Heilemann is due out on November 5th.

Song of the Spider-Man, based on the controversial Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Broadway show is written by Glenn Berger and comes out on November 5th.

Amy Tan’s latest, The Valley of Amazement is coming out on November 5th.


Sports-

The Philadelphia 76ers announced their new head coach is Brett Brown.

Marion Bartoli announced she has retired from the WTA on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 weeks after winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championship at the age of 28 years old.

Jo-Willie Tsonga announced he has pulled out of the upcoming 2013 U.S. Open due to a prolonged injury.

Maria Sharapova fired coach, Jimmy Connors after 1-match and about 1-month on tour as a player/coaching duo.

Maria Sharapova announced she has withdrawn from the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament.

USA’s Marty Fish announced he has withdrawn from competing in this year’s U.S. Open’13 tournament.


Politics-

On August 13th, the New Jersey senator primary took place. The winner in the Republican side was Steven Lonegan who will go up against the winner of the Democrat side, Cory Booker in the upcoming major NJ senate election.


Hot Links-

Help veteran troops who have recently returned with this new charitable imitative, Got Your 6. Americans have got these brave men and women’s “back.” Click the link @ http://www.gotyour6.org/about/history/ to learn more about this website and cause.

If you are interested in those that are standing with this cause, check out the media portion of the website and some celebrate sponsored PSA’s @ http://www.gotyour6.org/media/ Thank you for any and all support on this truly important matter, as an American, and a human being.

The new cousin-website, from E&C Press, can be found @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/NBAFreeAgents13.com.html for the updates on the summer 2013 NBA Free Agency class.

If You would like to see the newest hottest TV tease spot for ABC’s fall freshman series based in part on Marvel’s The Avengers film & the Marvel Universe of comic books, click the link @ http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/8/23/new-trailer-for-marvels-agents-of-shield-the-new-world

Remembering Trayvon Martin with #MillionHoodies through twitter, social media and civil activism. This video you may want to check out that @ https://twitter.com/MillionHoodies that took place on Aug. 21st in New York’s Union Square and the weekend of Aug. 23rd around this great country including Washington D.C. in support of @MillionHoodies.

It’s that time of the year again, if you are interested in battling cancer to find a cure for cancer through research, click this link @ http://www.standup2cancer.org to help an amazing established cause with Stand Up 2 Cancer. Thank you for your time and support.


Twitter Handles & Hashtags#-

@AgentsofSHIELD

@DjokerNole

@MTV

@MTVVMA

@BreakingBad_AMC

@GotYourSix

@USOpen

@MillionHoodies

#MillionHoodies

@SU2C

#Remembering #9_11: (12-Years Later)

#VMA

#SU2C


Websites-

In case you missed it, every year Entertainment and Comics Press proudly presents, a “Comic Book News” themed annual year-in wrap-up on all this from the last 12 months. The monstrous outcome was just released. It was so big because 2012 was a huge year (Olympics, Presidential Election) that instead of reading it all in one-giant (over 200+ pages) year-end magazine, this year’s 2012: The Year That Was! was released as 14-part (chapters) sub-magazines. Below are links to each of these chapters. 2012: The Year That Was! (TYTW!) part 1 is the table of contents, letter from the editor & some other tidbits. They are found @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__The_Year_That_Was%21_Pt.1.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 2-13 are a look-back month by month of the year. Part 2- January @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.2-January.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 3-February @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.3-Feb.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 4- March @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.4-March.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 5- April @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.5-April.html 

2012: TYTW! Parts 6- May @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.6-May.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 7- June @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.7-June.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 8- July @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.8-July.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 9- August @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.9-Aug.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 10- September @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.10-_Sept.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 11- October @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.11-Oct.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 12- November @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt._12-_Nov.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 13- December @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__TYTW%21_Pt.13-_Dec.html

2012: TYTW! Parts 14 was the all encompassing, E&C Press produces: The (annual) Awards. The best movie was…the best TV series was…the best comic book title was… Read the Lists, lists and more lists @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/2012__The_Awards-_TYTW%21_Pt.14.html

You can now read the latest issues from previous months of CBN at the website, www.eandcpress.com.

The new semi-website, from E&C Press, can be found @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/NBAFreeAgents13.com.html for the updates on the summer 2013 NBA Free Agency class.

Recent back issues of Comic Book News are available.  Viewers can read: The most recent 2013 issue of CBN #190, which can be viewed @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/190.html    


Notable Notes-

Google’s Chromecast is the latest tech special newest since then.

The Walking Dead “If Daryl Dies We Riot” Bracelet will be coming out in the fall.

Jason Sudeikis announced he has retired from his tenure on SNL.


We Are Family (Hook-ups, Break-Ups & Baby Boom)-

Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green are expected their 2nd child together.

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are expecting a child together.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson tied the knot to Justin Mikita.

Tina Turner tited the knot with Erwin Bach.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Adam Levin and Behati Prinsloo have gotten engaged.

Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Fallon are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Evan Rachael Wood and her husband, Jamie Bell are the newfound parents.


This Just In (Rumors)-

Rumors are swirling that Jennifer Lopez may return as a judge for the 2014 installment of American Idol.

Rumors suggest that Loki will not be in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Rumor is that Major Crime will return with new episodes in November with the 12th episode of this current season, season 2.

Rumor is that Elizabeth Olsen is on the verge of signing on to star as the Scarlett Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Rumor is that Bradley Cooper is talking to Marvel Studios about joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice for Rocket Raccoon.


Part II- TV

TV Previews

Agents of SHIELD- 8pm- Tuesdays- ABC

This is a show unlike anything you have ever seen, if you listen to all the pre-hype over the summer. This show is unique in that it is a brand new series based on 2012’s biggest Blockbuster film, The Avengers, but not starring those big name super-heroes. Instead this is about some of those regular people who were introduced in that film and work tirelessly to stop other super villains from doing harm to this world. #SpoilerAlert: Agent Coulson is alive somehow. The pilot which was developed and directed by Avengers director and comic book creator legend, Joss Whedon will get into how this character is back to some degree.

This show focuses on SHIELD the group of espionage special agents that work behind the scenes that work under Corneal Fury. SHIELD stands for- Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. Many new characters will be popping up to round out this ensemble cast, but Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is perhaps the most ambitious new series of this fall season. The cast includes: Clark Gregg; Brett Dalton; Ming-Na Wen; Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge.


Castle- 10pm- Mondays- ABC

Spoiler Alert: After the up and down season last year, Becket and Castle have some big cliffhangers that need to be answered. On September 23rd, some of those questions will get some resolution when the new season of Castle returns. Will Becket take the prestigious job in Washington D.C.? Will Becket and Castle end up together? Plus will Ryan became a proud papa? Find out when this comedy with a great cast returns such as: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Molly C. Quinn, Seamus Dever, Susan Sullivan, Tamala Jones & Penny Johnson. Find out this fall what’s in store for these character based on the creator, Andrew Marlowe’s creative expression of how these plots move forward.


Also

The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco- Comedy Central

TV’s Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special- NBC

2013 Emmy Awards- CBS

NCIS- CBS

NCIS: LA- CBS

Hostages- CBS

Once Upon A Time- ABC


TV Reviews

Breaking Bad- 9pm Sundays- AMC

Spoiler Alert: This was it; the final 8-episodes of the veteran series began on Sunday August 11th. What will the mid-season premiere bring? The answers for those who want some spoilers included the return of a familiar plotline; Jessie’s working through some financial issues; Saul being Saul; a car wash going well; a marriage being on the semi-ins; the return of a recent character to the fold; and the showdown viewers thought was not going to happen until the series finale, began with the closing scene of the first hour back; the Hank/Walt showdown is on, who you got? Plus the opening scene was (as with many in this series) completely disjointed from the current storyline; it set the seeds for other elements to play out in the final seven episodes.

Find out what the fates of Walter White, his family, his noisy brother-in-law; Jesse and anyone who decides to cross them. By the end of this run, will the main protagonist be alive or not? If so what will that cost him? The fate of his family is in the crosshair. Anything can happen within these final episodes. The creators and Bryan Cranston are keeping their mouths shut. How do you think this series will warp up? Use twitter to respond to this question by the handle @EandCPress, and in you response use the #BreakingBadwillendwith! Your responses are appreciated. Enjoy this final stretch of episodes as the countdown from 8 has begun.

Report Card: B


Also

Low Winter Sun- AMC- C+

Talking Bad- AMC- B+

The Crowd Goes Wild- Fox Sports 1- C

Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out- MTV2- B-

WhoDunnIt?- ABC- A-

Wendell & Vinnie- Nickelodeon- B-

Fox Sports Live- Fox Sports 1- C

Capture- The CW- B-

The White Queen- Starz!- C-

The Newsroom- HBO- B-

Cracked- Reelz- B-

Unforgettable- CBS- B

Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.- Disney XD- C+

The Awesomes- Hulu.com- B-

Heroes of Cosplay- Syfy- C

Charlamagne & Friends- MTV2- D+

Broadchurch- BBC America- B+

Law & Order: UK- BBC America- A-


Specials

Clear History TV/Movie- HBO- B

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel- Disney Channel-A-

Jay-Z: Picasso themed special- HBO- B-

CMA’s Country Night to Rock special- ABC- A-

2013 U.S. Open: Tennis Tournament: Opening Ceremony Night 1 special- ESPN2- B+

MTV 2013 VMAs- MTV- C-

2013 MTV Video Music Awards: performance Pre-Show- MTV-C+

2013 Teen Choice Awards- FOX- C+

Young Hollywood Awards- The CW- C

Do Something Awards 2013- VH1- B+


Top Ten Neilson Rated Series of the Month

1.Under the Dome- CBS

2.America’s Got Talent- Wednesday ed.- NBC

3.America’s Got Talent- Tuesday ed.- NBC

4.The Big Bang Theory- CBS- r

5.NCIS- CBS- r

6.Breaking Bad- AMC

7.Rookie Blue- ABC

8.Duck Dynasty- A&E

9.Big Brother- CBS

10.Rizzoli & Isles- TNT


Top 20 Shows of the Month

1.Law & Order: UK

2.Breaking Bad

3.Under the Dome

4.Melissa & Joey

5.WhoDunnIt?

6.Unforgettable

7.Rizzoli & Isles

8.Rookie Blue

9.Major Crimes

10.BroadChurch

11.Talking Bad

12.The Fosters

13.The Bridge

14.Beware the Batman

15.Baby Daddy

16.King & Maxwell

17.Devious Maids

18.Franklin & Bash

19.The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

a)Switched at Birth

b)Longmire

20.Motive


Top Worst Shows of the Month

1.Low Winter Sun

2.The Newsroom

3.The White Queen

4.Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

5.The Crowd Goes Wild

6.Futurama

7.Heroes of Cosplay

8.Avengers Assemble

9.Drop Dead Diva

10.The Awesomes

11.Broadchurch

12.Fox Sports Live

13.Charlamagne & Friends

14.Law & Order: UK


Part III- Movies

Movie of the Month:

My movie of the month is The Family. The film centers on The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan that is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as there old habits die-hard. Luc Besson directs this action/adventure/dark comedy film opening on September 13th. The cast includes: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, Dominic Chianese, John D’Leo, Vincent Pastore, Domenick Lombardozzi, David Belle, Joseph Perrino and Tommy Lee Jones.


Movie Reviews:

The Great Gatsby

This was the latest adaptation of the novel considered the “Greatest American Novel.” By F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire,

Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Carey Mulligan round out the cast. This film was featured in 3D for some viewers. Baz Luhrmann co-wrote the screenplay and directed this dazzling feature film.

Report Card- B


Star Trek Into Darkness

After the hit reboot of the Star Trek franchise in 2009, this film, #STi2D reunited the cast with director J.J. Abrams for this long film which did not feel long because it was fun, entertaining and fast paced. The film was offered in 3D, but plenty of moviegoers saw it in regular 2D.

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. Damon Lindelof, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman developed the screenplay for this film.

The ensemble cast included: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Chris Hemsworth, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood.

Report Card- A-


2 Guns

The movie of the month for August was 2 Guns. It co-starred Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg along with Paula Patton and James Edward Almost. Baltasar Kormakur directed this film, which was based on the comic book from Boom Studios from the creative mind of Steven Grant.

A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. The movie was constant action. The plot was never completely clear which left too much loops in the figure out for the moviegoer. Good cast, poorly executed film.

Report Card- C


Film Genre Guide:

3D Available- 3D

Action- A

Action Comedy- AC

Adventure- V

Animated- M

Comedy- C

Documentary- Y

Drama- D

Dramedy- DC

Family- F

Horror- H

Indie- I

Musical- Ms

Romantic Comedy- RC

Romantic Chick Flick- RF

Sci-Fi- S

Thriller- T

True Events- TE

Western- W


Now Playing:

Planes- F,M,3D

Kick-Ass 2-A,V,S,

The Butler- TE, D

We’re The Millers- C,V

Jobs- TE, D


Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

1.American Hustle trailer

2.Machete Kills, new trailer

3.Ride-Along, 1st trailer

4.Oldboy, 1st trailer

5.Prisoners

6.Don Jon, extended trailer

7.The Fifth Estate, 1st trailer

8.In a World- 1st trailer

9.Saving Mr. Banks, 1st trailer

10.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, latest Trailer

11.The Family

12.Diana, International Trailer

13.Thor, updated expanded trailer

14.The Monuments Men

15.Captain Philips

16.CBGB

17.The Family, new trailer

18.12 Years of Slaves

19.Lone Survivors

20.August: Osage County: 1st Trailer

21.Romeo and Juliet

22.The Best Man Holiday, extended trailer

23.Mandela, first trailer

24.300: Rise of an Empire, newest trailer

25.Carrie, extended trailer

26.Riddick new trailer

27.Divergent 1st exclusive MTV VMA preview trailer


Part IV- DVD

Second Time Around: Reviewing Movies Now on DVD

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

This was the latest direct-to-DVD animated Warner Bros. picture. This time around, it was based on the 2011 comic book-event related to The Flash and the pre-DCU: The New 52 themed current comic book world. The five-issue miniseries was from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. Jay Olivia directed this film, which featured the vocal talents of: Justin Chambers; C. Thomas Howell; Michael B. Jordan; Kevin McKidd; Dee Bradley Baker; Steve Blum; Kevin Conroy; Sam Daly; Dana Delany; Grey DeLisle; Jennifer Hale; Cary Elwes; Nathan Fillion and Danny Huston.

An alteration of the timeline for the superhero, The Flash, created ripples that disastrously altered the Universe. The Flash must team with other heroes to restore the timeline while the Earth was ravaged by a war between Aquaman’s Atlantis and Wonder Woman’s Amazon. The animation style was solid. It felt like Kubert’s artwork came alive on the screen. The colors popped. The plot was decent. For an adaptation it was well done. The major plot that was disappointing to see removed was the tangential storyline about Thomas and Martha Wayne. This film touched upon it but did not elaborate as the grand storyline from the comic books did. This film as the title suggested was more of a Justice League film that focused on The Flash instead of a Flash film that featured the Justice League (another difference between the comic book and movie). The coolest part was seeing some lesser-known characters get the animated style treatment that this storyline did supply and the film backed it up. It was fun to see Grifter, the Rogues, and of course Cyborg was superb and played a unique role along with Captain Marvel/Shazam!

Report Card- B+


Also

Olympus Has Fallen- B+

Scary Movie 5- D


New on DVD

Mud

To The Wonder

Oblivion

The Place Beyond the Pines

Olympus Has Fallen

The Big Wedding

Scary Movie 5


DVD Box Set Picks

The Walking Dead: Season 3

Community: Season 4


Part V- Music

Listen To These- Album(s)

The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars

Big Sean- Hall of Fame


Listen To This- Song On The Radio

Kate Boy- The Way We Are

Lady Gaga- Applause

AlunaGeorge- You Know You Like It

Mumford & Sons- Hopeless Wanders

Drake f/Majid Jordan- Hold On We’re Going Home

Katy Perry- Roar

Haim- The Wire

Cassadee Pope- You Hear A Song

Big Sean- Fire

Avicii- Wake Me Up

Maclemore & Ryan Lewis- Wings

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ScHoolboy Q. Hollis- White Walls

T.I.- Kemosabe

Avril Lavigne- Rock N Roll

Ariana Grande f/Nathan Sykes- Almost is Never Enough

Enrique Iglesias Turn the Night Up

We Are Twin- The Way We Touch

Lorde- Royals

Zendaya- Replay

John Mayer f/Katy Perry- Who You Love

John Mayer f/Frank Ocean- Wildfire

Jennifer Nettles- That Girl

Aluna George- Body Music

One Direction- Best Song Ever

Kings of Leon- Super soaker

Busta Rhymes f/Nicki Minaj- #Twerkit

The Lumineers- Darlene

Icona Pop- All Night

Big Sean- Fire

The Civil Wars- The One That Got Away

Foy Vance- Closed Hand, Full of Friends


Check It Out- Video Reviews

Taylor Swift- Red (Red Tour ed.)- B

Drake- Started from the Bottom- C+

Cher Lloyd f/Mike Posner- With Ur Love- B-

Rihanna f/Mikky Ecko- Stay- B+

Carrie Underwood- Two Black Cadillac’s-B-

P!nk f/Nate Ruess- Just Give Me A Reason- A-

Bruno Mars- When I Was Your Man- B-

Mariah Carey- Almost Home- A-

Kat Graham- Wanna Say-C+

Carly Rae Jepsen- Tonight I’m Getting Over You- B

Zedd- Spectrum-B-

OneRepublic- If I Lose Myself-B


Top Ten Music Videos of the Month

1.P!nk f/Nate Ruess- Just Give Me A Reason

2.Rihanna f/Mikky Ekko- Stay

3.Carrie Underwood- Two Black Cadillac’s

4.Cher Lloyd f/Mike Posner- With Ur Love

5.Mariah Carey- Almost Home

6.Taylor Swift- Red (Red Tour ed.)

7.Zedd- Spectrum

8.OneRepublic- If I Lose Myself

9.Bruno Mars- When I Was Your Man

10.Carly Rae Jepsen- Tonight I’m Getting Over You


Part VI- Comics

Comic Book Previews

DC Comics Villains’ Month: $3.99 each- DC

Spoiler Alert: Below are the rundowns of every title you need to know the 411 on. September’s 52-centric villains titles are:

Justice League #23.1- Darkseid: Greg Pak; Paulo Siqueria, & Ivan Reis 3D cover art.

Justice League #23.2- Lobo: Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver & Aaron Kuder.

Justice League #23.3- Dial E: China Mieville, Mateus Santoluoco, Jeff Lemire, Jock, Alberto Ponticelli, David Lapham, Brian Bolland & Riccardo Burchiello.

Justice League #23.4- Secret Society: Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, Manuel Garcia, Rob Hunter & Mikel Janin.

Justice League of America #7.1- Deadshot: Matt Kindt, Pasquel Ferry, Tony S. Daniel & Matt Banning.

Justice League of America #7.2-Killer Frost: Sterling Gates, Derlis Santacruz, Tony S. Daniel & Matt Banning.

Justice League of America #7.3-Shadow Thief: Tom DeFalco, Chad Hardin, Tony S. Daniel & Matt Banning.

Justice League of America #7.4- Black Adam: Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, Edgar Salazar, Tony S. Daniel & Matt Banning.

Justice League Dark #23.1- The Creeper: Ann Nocenti, Chriscross & Mike Janin.

Justice League Dark #23.2- Eclipso: Dan Didio, Philip Tan & Mike Janin.

Aquaman #23.1- Black Manta: Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard, Claude St. Aubin & Paul Pellietier.

Aquaman #23.2- Ocean Master: Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, Geraldo Borges, & Paul Pellietier.

Earth 2 #15.1- Desaad: Paul Levitz, Yildiray Cinar & Ken Lashley.

Earth 2 #15.2- Solomon Grundy: Matt Kindt, Aaron Lopresti & Ken Lashley.

The Flash #23.1- Grodd: Brian Buccellato, Chris Batista & Francis Manapul.

The Flash #23.2- Reverse-Flash: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato.

The Flash #23.3- The Rogues: Brian Buccellato, Patrick Zircher & Francis Manapul.

Green Arrow #23.1- Count Vertigo: Jeff Lemire, & Andrea Sorrentino.

Wonder Woman #23.1- The Cheetah: John Ostrander, & Victor Ibanez.

Wonder Woman #23.2- First Born: Brian Azzarello, Aco & Victor Ibanez.

Action Comics #23.1- Cyborg Superman: Michael Alan Nelson, Mike Hawthorne & Aaron Kuder.

Action Comics #23.2- Zod: Greg Pak, Ken Lashley & Gene Ha.

Action Comics #23.3- Lex Luthor: Charles Soule, Raymund Bermudez & Aaron Kuder.

Action Comics #23.4- Metallo: Sholly Fisch, Will Condrad & Aaron Kuder.

Superman #23.1- Bizarro: Sholly Fisch, Jeff Johnson, Andy Smith & Aaron Kuder.

Superman #23.2- Brainic: Tony Bedard, Pascal Alixe & Gene Ha.

Superman #23.3- H’El: Scott Lobdell, Gene Ha, Dan Jugens, & Norm Rapmund.

Superman #23.4- Parasite: Aaron Kuder

Batman/Superman #3.1- Doomsday: Greg Pak, Brett Booth & Tony S. Daniel.

Batman #23.1- The Joker: Andy Kubert, Andy Clarke & Jason Fabok.

Batman #23.2- The Riddler: Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, Jeremy Haun & Guillem March.

Batman #23.3- The Penguin: Frank Tieri, Christian Duce & Jason Fabok.

Batman #23.4- Bane: Peter J. Tomasi, Graham Nolan & Guillem March.

Batman and Robin #23.1- Two-Face: Peter J. Tomasi, Guillem March & Chris Burnham.

Batman and Robin #23.2- The Court of Owls: James Tynion IV, Jorge Lucas & Patrick Gleason.

Batman and Robin #23.3- Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins: James Tynion IV, Jorge Lucas & Patrick Gleason.

Batman and Robin #23.4- Killer Croc: Tim Seeley, Francis Portela & Patrick Gleason.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1- The Ventriloquist: Gail Simone, Derlis Santacruz & Patrick Gleason.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2- Mr. Freeze: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jason masters & Guillem March.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3- Clayface: John Layman, Cliff Richards & Guillem March.

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4- The Joker’s Daughter: Ann Nocenti, Georges Jeanty & Jason Fabok.

Detective Comics #23.1- Poison Ivy: Dereck Fridolfs, Javier Pina & Jason Fabok.

Detective Comics #23.2- Harley Quinn: Matt Kindt, Neil Googe & Chris Burnham.

Detective Comics #23.3- The Scarecrow: Peter J. Tomasi, Szymon Kudranski & Jason Fabok.

Detective Comics #23.4- Man-Bat: Frank Tieri, Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza & Jason Fabok.

Green Lantern #23.1- Relic: Robert Venditti, Rags Morales, Cam Smith & Billy Tan.

Green Lantern #23.2- Mongul: Jim Starlin, Howard Porter & Billy Tan.

Green Lantern #23.3- Black Hand: Charles Soule, Alberto Ponticelli & Billy Tan.

Green Lantern #23.4- Sinestro: Matt Kindt, Dale Eaglesham & Billy Tan.

Swamp Thing #23.1- Arcane: Charles Soule & Jesus Saiz.

Teen Titans #23.1- Trigon: Marv Wolfman, Cafu, Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira.

Teen Titans #23.2- Deathstroke: Corey Mays, Sooma Wendschuh, Angel Unzueta, Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira.


Forever Evil #1- $3.99- DC

Spoiler Alert: This month, the villains take over the DCU: The New 52 with the launch of this 7-issue miniseries. Geoff Johns, David Finch, Richard Friend are the creative team on this book. It will feature multiple covers including 1:25 editions “Villain A,” “Villain B,” “Villain C”; plus 3D motion variant cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado; along with a 1:200 Black & White variant edition by Reis and Prado.

What exactly is this book about? It is a 48-page comic also featuring a combo pack edition at $4.99. The first DC Universe/The New 52-wide event begins as Forever Evil’s plans are just getting started. The Justice League is dead. The villains shall inherit the Earth. An epic tale of the world’s greatest supervillains starts in these very pages.


More Picks of the Month

Dark Horse

The Star Wars #1- $3.99

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #25- $2.99

Brian Boy #1- $2.99

Bizzkill #1- $3.99

Bandette Volume 1: Presto HC (November)- $14.99


DC

Green Lantern Vol. 3: The End HC (10/16)- $24.99

Fables Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition HC (10/23)- Vertigo/DC- $39.99

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight TPB Vol. 1- $14.99

Batman: Black and White #1- $4.99

Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years HC- $39.99

Justice League of America Vol. 1: World’s Most Dangerous (Nov) HC- $24.99

Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (October) TPB- $16.99

Earth 2 Vol. 1: The Gathering (October)- TPB- $14.99

Fraction TPB (New Edition/ October)- $17.99

Smallville Season 11 Vol. 3: Haunted (October) TPB- $14.99

Fairest in all the Land (November) OGN/HC- Vertigo/DC- $22.99

The Sandman: Endless Nights TPB New Edition (October)- Vertigo/DC- $19.99

The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2 HC (November)- Vertigo/DC- $150.00

100 Bullets Deluxe Edition Book Five (November) HC- Vertigo/DC- $59.99


Image

East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise TPB- $9.99

Reality Check #1- $2.99

Zero #1- $2.99

Cowboy Ninja Viking Deluxe HC- $39.99

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 Spanish Language Edition TPB- $ 14.99

The Walking Dead Book 9 HC,- $34.99

The Walking Dead: 100 Project TPB- $12.99


Marvel

Age of Ultron HC (September)- $75.00

Avengers: Endless Wartime OGN-HC (October)- $24.99

Mighty Avengers; Marvel Now #1- $3.99

Superior Spider-Man #17- $3.99

Punisher: Trail of the Punisher #1- $3.99

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1- $3.99

X-Factor #262- $2.99

Supercrooks TPB- $16.99- Icon/Marvel

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 (October): The Apocalypse Twins HC- $24.99

Thor: Season One (October) HC- $24.99

X-Men: Storm by Warren Ellis & Terry Dodson (October) TPB- $19.99

Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 2 TPB- $29.99


Independents

Super #1- $2.99- Unlikely Heroes Studios

Powerpuff Girls #1- $3.99- IDW

My Little Pony, Vol. 2 TPB- $17.99- IDW

Jeff Smith’s Bone: The Great Cow Race Artist’s Edition HC- PI*- IDW

Danger Girl: The Chase #1- $3.99- IDW

Locke & Key: 100-Penny Press- $1.00- IDW

G.I. Joe: America’s Elite Disavowed Vol. 1 TPB- $24.99- IDW

Co-Mix: Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scaps by Art Spiegelman HC- $39.99- Drawn & Quarterly

The Lone Ranger Annual 2013- $4.99- Dynamite Entertainment

King Watch #1- $3.99- Dynamite Entertainment

Codename: Action #1- $3.99- Dynamite Entertainment

The Mocking Dead #1- $3.99- Dynamite Entertainment

The Art of Sean Phillips HC- $39.99- Dynamite Entertainment

Planet of the Apes Giant #1- $4.99- Boom Studios

Sons of Anarchy #1- $3.99- Boom Studios

Hit #1- $3.99- Boom Studios

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #19- $4.99- Bongo

All New Executive Assistant: Iris #1- $1.00- Aspen MLT Inc.

Steam Engines of Oz Volume 1 TPB- $19.95- Arcana Studio

Cow Boy Vol. 2: Unconquerable HC- $10.95- Archaia Entertainment

Sesame Street #1: Imagine with Elmo Box Set- $24.95- Ape Entertainment

Kung Fu Panda: Tale of Two Noodle Ships One-Shot- $3.99- Ape Entertainment

Eternal Warrior #1- $3.99- Valiant Entertainment

Hit List #1- $2.99- Zenescope Entertainment


Comic Book Reviews

Trinity War: Month 2- DC Comics- $3.99 each

This month is the second and final month of this summer Justice League themed crossover event. The epic continued on 8/14 in Justice League of America #7 written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire. Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy were the interior artist. Mahnke was the cover artist or the regular edition for each of the three titles this month that have one grand splash inter-locking cover. Each issue shipped with a 1:25 variant cover by Mikel Janin; Doug Mahnke provided artwork for the 1:100 B/W chase variant cover for each of this month’s three titles. Each issue shipped with a $3.99 cover price.

The storyline continued on 8/21 in Justice League Dark #23 written by Jeff Lemire with interior artwork by Mikel Janin, before the six-part chapter concluded on 8/28 in Justice League #23 written by Geoff Johns, with interior artwork by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Prepare for the 2nd and final month of the battle of 3 Justice Leagues at war in Trinity War. The story was solid. The artwork was better than expected:

Justice League of America #7- B-

Justice League Dark #23- B

Justice League #23- B+

Overall Report Card- B


The Joker: Death of the Family (DCU: The New 52) HC- $29.99

After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that features Batman's entire network of partners in crimefighting, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, the Teen Titans and more. While The Joker threatens the very existence of Gotham City, these heroes, and villains, must find a way to survive.

Collects Detective Comics 16-17, Catwoman 13-14, Batgirl 14-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws 15-16, Teen Titans 15, Nightwing 15-16, Batman and Robin 15-17, Batman 17. Also collects the portions of the following issues: Suicide Squad 14-15, Batgirl 13, Red Hood and the Outlaws 13-14, Teen Titans 14, 16, Nightwing 14 and Batman 13.

The creators on this massive collection is so big that there were too many creators to name both writers and artists that have been working within the Batman Family of titles chipped in for their take on this epic story. The main creators that drove the central storyline which was in the pages of Batman was from the creative team of: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Report Card- A-


More Reviews of the Month

Dark Horse

Angel & Faith #25- $2.99- B

Itty Bitty Hellboy #1- $2.99- B+

The Answer TPB- $12.99- B

Mind MGMT Volume 2: The Futurist HC- $19.99- B+

DC

Batman Incorporated Special #1- $4.99- C+

Batman #23- $3.99- B+

Green Lantern #23- $2.99- B

Green Lantern: The New Guardians #23- $2.99- B

Batman and Nightwing (aka Robin) #23- $2.99- B-

DC Universe Vs. The Masters of the Universe #1- Wildstorm/DC- $2.99- C+

Adventures of Superman #4- $3.99- B+

Batman Beyond Universe #1- $3.99- B

Arrow Vol. 1 TPB (9/18)- $16.99- C+

Ame-Comi Girls Vol. 1 TPB (9/25)- $14.99- B-

Trillium #1- Vertigo/DC- $2.99- B

Fables Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition HC (10/23)- Vertigo/DC- $39.99- B-

American Vampire Anthology #1- Vertigo/DC- $7.99- B

Image

The Sidekick #1- $2.99- C

Marvel

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus HC (new Print-Nov.)- $99.99- B

Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus Vol. 2 HC (November)- $75.00- B-

Hawkeye Vol. 1 HC (November)- $34.99- B+

Nova: Origins HC (September)- $24.99- B

Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Reverie TPB- $17.99- B

New Avengers: Breakout Prose Novel Mass Market TPB (September)- $7.99- B

Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol. 4 TPB- $16.99- A-

Infinity #1- $4.99- C+

Guardians of the Galaxy #6- $3.99- B

Pixar Presents Planes Magazine #16- Disney/Marvel- $4.99- C+

X-Factor #260- $2.99- B+

X-Factor #261- $2.99- A-

Independents

THUNDER Agents #1- $3.99- IDW- B-

Locke & Key: Alpha #1- $7.99- IDW- B

My Little Pony: The Magic Begins TPB- $7.99- IDW- B-

My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1- $3.99- IDW- B-

G.I. Joe, Vol. 1: HomeFront TPB- $19.99- IDW- B-

Star Trek: 100-Penny Press- $1.00- IDW- B

Amelia Cole and the Unknown World TPB- $19.99- Monkey Brian Comics/IDW- B

The Thrilling Adventure Hour- $19.95-Archaia Entertainment- B

Hero Happy Hour Volume 2: On the Rocks TPB- $12.95- Arcana Studio- B+

Grace Randloph’s Supurbia Vol. 2 TPB- $14.99- Boom Studios- B+

Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance #1- $3.99- Kaboom/Boom Studios- B+

March: Book One- $14.95-Top Shelf Productions- A-

Bloodshot #0- $3.99- Valiant- B-

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #1- $2.99- Zenescope- B-

Grim Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights- $2.99- Zenescope- B

Lady Rawhide #1- $3.99- Dynamite Entertainment- D+

3 Guns #1- $3.99- Boom Studios- C

Frank Miller’s Robocop: Last Stand #1- $3.99- Boom Studios- C+

The Sixth Gun Volume 1 HC- Oni Press- B+


Top 20 Writers (bold means last month’s rating, N= new entry, R=returned)

Dan Slott (The Superior Spider-Man)- 2

Peter David (X-Factor)- 3

Mike Kunkel (HeroBear and the Kid)- N

James Asmus (Quantum & Woody)- 1

Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman, Justice League of America) –4

Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk, Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction)- 7

Scott Snyder (Batman, Superman Unchained, The Wake)- 6

Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Batman Beyond Universe)- 9

John Layman (Detective Comics, Chew)- 8

Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Green Team)- 13

Ed Brubaker (Fatale)- 10

Brian Michael Bendis (Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man, etc.)- 16

Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, X-O Manowar, Green Lantern Corps)- 11

Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark; other DC themed titles; Constantine)- 5

Nic Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Morning Glories)- 12

Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin)- 20

Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Captain America)- 14

Brian K. Vaughan (Saga)- 17

J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman (Batwoman)- R

Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians)- 15


Top 20 Artists (bold means last month’s rating, N= new entry, R=returned)

Greg Capullo (Batman)- 9

Ivan Reis (Justice League)- 1

Humberto Ramos (Superior Spider-Man)- 19

Doug Mahnke (Justice League of America)- 3

Tom Fowler (Quantum & Woody)- 4

Mike Kunkel (HeroBear and the Kid)- N

Jason Fabok (Detective Comics)- 8

Mike Janin (Justice League Dark)- 2

Sean Phillips (Fatale)- 7

Salvador Larroca (Cable and X-Force)- 12

Jim Lee (Superman Unchained)- 5

Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves)- 13

Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps)- 15

Will Conrad (Nightwing)- N

Paul Pelletier (Aquaman)- 16

Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin)- 18

Fernando Pasarin (Batgirl)- R

Tommy Lee Edwards (X-Factor)- 10

Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets: Brother Lono) -20

Brad Walker (Green Lanterns: New Guardians)- 17


Top Ten Comic Books of the Month:

1.X-Factor #260

2.Mike Kunkel’s HeroBear and the Kid Special #1

3.The Superior Spider-Man #15

4.Justice League #23

5.Quantum & Woody #2

6.Batman #23

7.Justice League of America #7

8.Green Lantern #23

9.Justice League Dark #23

10.The Superior Spider-Man #16


Top Ten Diamond Comic Books of the Month:

1.Superman Unchained #2

2.Batman #22

3.Guardians of the Galaxy #5

4.Justice League #22

5.Batman Annual #2

6.Batman/Superman #2

7.Justice League of America #6

8.Superior Spider-Man #13

9.Superior Spider-Man #14

10.Superior Spider-man Team Up #1


Part VII- Books/Literature

In-Depth

The Top Ten New York Times Bestsellers Fiction List

1.The Cuckoo’s Calling

2.Inferno

3.First Sight

4.The Eighth Girl

5.And the Mountains Echoed

6.Second Honeymoon

7.Hidden Order

8.Light of the World

9.Bombshell

10.The White Princess


Part VIII- Sports

In-Depth

MLB: August Ed.

The story of this month was by far, Alex Rodriquez. The biogenesis scandal came to a head when it was announced he would be Suspended for 211 games which came around Monday Aug. 5th as an announcement. By Thursday, the suspension may have began, Aug. 8th. That was not what happened. As is his legal and CBA right, A-Rod is appealing the suspension. In the meantime while that legal process is happening, he returned to the field for the first time since last year’s post-season poor effort. By the time the August version of the baseball’s biggest rivalry, took place mid-month, the Red Sox/Yankees had another twist. A-Rod was in the line-up a few days before New York Yankees went to Fenway Park and played Boston. He was a factor in this month’s 3-game series. Within this series, a pitcher took it upon himself to hit A-Rod by a pitch to send a message that the Red Sox were not putting up with A-Rod being allowed to play during this time. Since that event, that pitcher got in trouble by the MLB brass and Red Sox franchise player David Ortiz spoke out on the record on this specific situation. Now it is time to get to the actual baseball part of MLB in august.

The New York Yankees face-off against archrivals, the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in a 3-game between Friday Aug. 16th- Sunday Aug. 18th. The results were: Gm1- NY Yankees won 10-3 over the Boston Red Sox. Gm2- Boston Red Sox won 6-1 over the NY Yankees. New York Yankees won over the Red Sox with a final of 9-6 in a dramatic game that featured a save by the greatest Closer ever, Mariano Rivera.


Tennis Notes

In other news as the U.S Open is about to begin, to big headlines made waves in August; first, Maria Sharapova, world #3, fired her famous coach, Jimmy Connors, and about a week later she announced she had to pull out of participating in the upcoming 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament. Meanwhile, Marion Bartoli, the newest member of the prestigious Grand Slam Champion club, after winning the 2013 Wimbledon trophy, she announced she has retired. She was not going to participate in the upcoming U.S. Open. That shocked many tennis aficionados.


NBA 2013- August: Free Agency & 2013/2014 NBA Schedule announced

For a full updated account of the latest on the most recent month that check out, the unofficial details on the 2013 Free Agency period, check out the off-shoot-magazine, on trades, rumors, contract & deals that were signed and those agreed to in principle @ http://www.eandcpress.com/CBN/NBAFreeAgents13.com.html


Click this link for a look at this article on the 50 most drama filled games to be on the lookout in the upcoming season @ http://nba.si.com/2013/08/06/nba-schedule-release-2013-14-50-games-to-circle-on-the-calendar/5/


Sports Issues: Record

U.S. Open Tennis Tournament: The Seeds

Men’s-

1.Novak Djokovic

2.Rafa Nadal

3.Andy Murray

4.David Ferrer

5.Tomas Berdych

6.Juan Martin Del Potro

7.Roger Federer

a.Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (injured)+

8.Richard Gasquet

9.Stanislas Wawrinka

10.Milos Ronic


Women’s-

1.Serena Williams

2.Victoria Azarenka

a.Maria Sharapova (with drew)

3.Agnieszka Radwanska

4.Sara Errani

5.Li Na

a.Marion Bartoli (Retired)*

6.Caroline Wozniacki

7.Petra Kvitova

8.Angelique Kerber

9.Jelena Jankovic

10.Roberta Vinci


Sports Issues: Stat(istic) of the Month

One and done, that was the stat of this month. Maria Sharapova hired Jimmy Connors as her coach and it lasted about 1 month, and only 1 match after a 2nd round loss in August to USA’s Sloane Stephens she fired Connors. One and done!


Part IX- This Month

My Online Journal, “And Another Thing!”

Pop Culture Commentary: August’13

Welcome to a unique section that examines pop culture. This month was all things “culture.” What a month it was! The month included: Kick-Ass 2; MTV Video Music Awards; Teen Choice Awards; Wizard World Chicago; Emmy Award countdown buzz; the Washington Post & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Most say that August is the dog days of summer, and while that held true in certain aspects of the pop culture world, summer blockbusters were more of soft box office returns other parts of pop culture were plenty hot. August marked the 50th anniversary of the famous March to Washington that led to Dr. MLK Jr.’s historic civil rights speech, “I Have A Dream.” This year it was honored by many civil rights activities young and old, black and white, male and female, gay and straight. At the end of the day, fighting for civil rights is important to each and every person in this country and around the globe.

August was home to the 2013 Wizard World: Chicago convention featured some news from Marvel, DC, Arcana, Image, Dark Horse and more. On Monday, August 5th, the Washington Post was bought by creator/owner of Amazon .com, Jeff Bezos, in giant corporate buyout.

The 2013 Teen Choice Awards were flashy. That night’s biggest winners were: One Direction; Pretty Little Liars; Selena Gomez; The Vampire Diaries; Sandra Bullock; Glee; Demi Lovato; Gabby Douglas & Miley Cyrus. This upcoming month will mark the 12th remembrance of the tragic events of 9/11. Remember the fallen!

On August 25th, the 2013 MTV VMA’s were held. The night belonged to Justin Timberlake as he collected a couple of awards to go along with the night’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honoree award. He was the belle at the ball. He preformed an extended melody of classic and current hits and even had an interlude that included an ‘N Sync reunion on stage. The nights other big winners were hot breakout stars- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

50 Years later: March on Washington 50th anniversary was a day not to be forgotten. August 28th, 1963, Dr. MLK Jr. and many others including civil rights activist, John Lewis marched to Washington D.C. in a peaceful manner. Coming up in the next month will be the anniversary of the launch of an amazing initiative, Stand Up 2 Cancer. You can find out more about SU2C by following them on Twitter @SU2C.

While plenty of films this past month did not stack up to big budgets, including Kick-Ass 2; You’re Next; Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, some were middle of the road hits such as Elysium; Planes; and The World’s End. A few others were big smash hits on medium budgets. Those included the run-away comedy, We’re The Millers; the horror flick The Conjuring and the historical biopic; Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Two moments in August felt like each one broke Twitter in its own manner. First on August 5th, MLB announced that it has suspended New York Yankees former star, Alex Rodriquez for his involvement in among other things, biogenesis. He got the biggest penalty with a 211 games. Some sports analysts were seeking a lifetime ban. Others thought 100 games were more suitable. Everywhere you looked you could not escape the roll coaster ride that was A-Rod: the August soap opera! Rodriquez is appealing his suspension as MLB policy allows in these types of situations. During this time he returned from injury to rejoin the New York Yankees while they are fighting an uphill battle to make it into the 2013 post season. If it was not for the appeal, A-Rod may have began his suspension as early as August 8th, but for now he was on the field. What will the next chapter in the A-Rod saga be? Only MLB, Rodriquez, the New York papers and sports media can surmise the answers.

The second moment that broke twitter was on August 23rd, Warner Bros, which only about a month ago made the bold announcement that they were going to do a Batman vs. Superman (working title) film coming out summer 2015, which will serve a few purposes’ one by being the sequel to this summers Man of Steel/ Superman film; and being DC’s answer to Marvel’s growing movie empire; and lastly laying the grown work for a potential Justice League of America team film. On the heels of that giant news, the WB decided to up the ante on a low-news Friday be announcing that the actor it had cast to play Batman (in 2 years from now) will be infamous and 2013 Best Picture winning filmmaker/actor/director Ben Affleck. This set off a chain reaction naturally what the company was hoping for. Are most viewers pro or con this announcement? That was the central question. There is not official answer but based on the backlash that took place on Twitter and countless pop culture message boards were not so happy. The twitter themed topic, #Baffleck became its own hashtag which has been trending ever since that late August announcement by Warner Bros. What do you think of Ben Affleck as the next Bruce Wayne/Batman? Tweet your response to @EandCPress using the hashtag #AffleckMan! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Lastly, Entertainment & Press is developing a Twitter themed section that recently began in the pages of this magazine and an offshoot focusing on NBA Free Agent summer of 2013. Finally, other hot issues that will be in the news in the coming weeks include: 2013/2014 Primetime Network TV Season begins; 2013 Emmy Awards ceremony; and the U.S. Open coverage.


Fall/Midseason 2013-2014 Primetime Part 4: Semi-Kickoff

Check back next month for plenty more details on the above information and more about overall first impressions as the fall season less than a week old. It will continue in the following months.  Stay tuned in this space for more each month.  This month a number of shows had their season premieres. Plenty more shows will begin in the coming weeks.

ABC announced that on October 10th, the series premiere of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland would begin. The CW announced The Carrie Diaries season premiere would be on October 25th. ABC announced that on September 20th the 3rd season of Last Man Standing would begin.


Fall TV Shows: Breaking down the new shows 2 keep an eye on: Network-by-Network

ABC: Back in the Game | Betrayal | The Goldbergs | Lucky 7 | Marvel's Agents of SHIELD | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Super Fun Night | Trophy Wife


CBS: The Crazy Ones | Hostages | The Millers | Mom | We Are Men


The CW: The Originals | Reign | The Tomorrow People


FOX: Almost Human | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Dads | Enlisted | MasterChef Junior | Sleepy Hollow


NBC: The Blacklist | Dracula | Ironside | The Michael J. Fox Show | The Million Second Quiz | Sean Saves the World | Welcome to the Family


The 2013/2014: Network Primetime TV: Night-by-Night: The Grids:

SUNDAY

7pm 7:30

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

America's Funniest Home Videos

Once Upon a Time

Revenge

Betrayal New

CBS

60 Minutes

The Amazing Race

The Good Wife

The Mentalist

CW

Local Programming

FOX

NFL on Fox

The OT

The Simpsons

Bob's Burgers

Family Guy

American Dad!

Local Programming

NBC

Football Night in America

Sunday Night Football

 

American Dream Builders, Believe and Crisis replace Sunday Night Football at midseason.

MONDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

Dancing with the Stars

Castle

CBS

How I Met Your Mother

We Are Men New

2 Broke Girls

Mom New

Hostages New

CW

Hart of Dixie

Beauty and the Beast

Local Programming

FOX

Bones

Sleepy Hollow New

Local Programming

NBC

The Voice

The Blacklist New

 

Almost Human replaces Bones in the late fall. Intelligence replaces Hostages at midseason.

TUESDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. New

The Goldbergs New

Trophy Wife New

Lucky 7 New

CBS

NCIS

NCIS Los Angeles

Person of Interest

CW

The Originals New

Supernatural

Local Programming

FOX

Dads New

Brooklyn Nine-Nine New

New Girl

The Mindy Project

Local Programming

NBC

The Biggest Loser

The Voice (Results Show)

Chicago Fire

 

The Voice moves to 8/7c at midseason and is replaced by About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher at 9.

WEDNESDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

The Middle

Back in the Game New

Modern Family

Super Fun Night New

Nashville

CBS

Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Criminal Minds

CSI

CW

Arrow

The Tomorrow People New

Local Programming

FOX

The X Factor

Local Programming

NBC

Revolution

Law & Order: SVU

Ironside New

 

American Idol replaces The X Factor at midseason.

THURSDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland New

Grey's Anatomy

Scandal

CBS

The Big Bang Theory

The Millers New

The Crazy Ones New

Two and a Half Men

Elementary

CW

The Vampire Diaries

Reign New

Local Programming

FOX

The X Factor (Results Show)

Glee

Local Programming

NBC

Parks and Recreation

Welcome to the Family New

Sean Saves the World New

The Michael J. Fox Show New

Parenthood

 

American Idol replaces The X Factor and Rake replaces Glee at midseason.

FRIDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

Last Man Standing

The Neighbors

Shark Tank

20/20

CBS

Undercover Boss

Hawaii Five-0

Blue Bloods

CW

The Carrie Diaries

America's Next Top Model

Local Programming

FOX

Masterchef Junior New

Sleepy Hollow (Encores)

Local Programming

NBC

Dateline NBC

Grimm

Dracula New

 

Crossbones replaces Dracula at midseason. Bones replaces Junior Masterchef and Raising Hope and Enlisted replace Sleepy Hollow in late fall.

SATURDAY

8:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

10:30pm

ABC

Saturday Night College Football

CBS

Comedytime Saturday

Crimetime Saturday

48 Hours

CW

Local Programming

FOX

Fox Sports Saturday

NBC

Repeats


As for the scorecard for the past month, the ratings winners & losers are as follows:

Winners:

Under The Dome- CBS

Devious Maids- Lifetime

Major Crimes- TNT

Perception- TNT

Rizzoli & Isles- TNT

Twisted- ABC Family

The Fosters- ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars- ABC Family

Melissa and Joey- ABC Family

Baby Daddy- ABC Family
Switched at Birth- ABC Family

BroadChurch- BBC America

Last Tango in Halifax-PBS


Losers:

Axe Cop- FOX

High School USA- FOX

Drop Dead Diva- Lifetime

Luther- BBC America


Mixed Bag:

King & Maxwell- TNT

WhodoneIt?- ABC

Franklin & Bash- TNT

And the Winner Is- NBC

Crossing Lines- NBC


Report Card (last month):

Rank the Networks

1.ABC- A-

2.CBS- B+

3.The CW- B

4.NBC- C+

5.FOX- F


Top Season Finales of the Month

1.Warehouse-13

2.The Fosters

3.Major Crimes

4.WhoDunnIt?

5.Defiance

6.King & Maxwell

7.Switched at Birth

8.Franklin & Bash

9.Crossing Lines

10.Falling Skies

11.Futurama

12.True Blood


Top New Series Premieres of the Month

1.Broadchurch

2.Talking Bad

3.The Awesomes

4.Cracked

5.Capture

6.Low Winter Sun

7.Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

8.The Crowd Goes Wild

9.Heroes of Cosplay

10.Charlamagne & Friends

11.Fox Sports Live


Top New Season Premieres of the Month

1.Law & Order: UK- BBC America

2.Breaking Bad- AMC

3.Unforgettable- CBS

4.Wendell & Vinnie- Nickelodeon


Top “Most Disappointing” New Series/Season Premieres of the Month

1.Breaking Bad

2.Unforgettable

3.The Crowd Goes Wild

4.Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

5.Low Winter Sun

6.Fox Sports Live

7.Heroes of Cosplay


Wizard World: Chicago 2013: Highlights

Vertigo announced The Witching Hour a one-shot anthology comic book coming out in October. Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chaing, Lauren Beukes, Emily Carroll, Shawn McManus, Tula Lotay and Matthew Sturges contribute.

Vertigo announced The Discipline a new ongoing series coming out in November. Peter Milligan and Leo Fernandez are the creative team.

Vertigo announced Suiciders an ongoing series coming out in December from creator Lee Bermjeo.

Vertigo announced Coffin Hill a new ongoing series coming out in October.

Vertigo announced American Vampire: Cycle 2 an ongoing series coming out in December reuniting the creative team of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.

Vertigo announced Dead Boy Detectives a new ongoing series coming out in November.

DC Collectibles announced Batman: Arkham City Statues based on the hit video game. Upcoming releases include: Nightwing, Batman (fall 2013); & The Riddler (fall 2013).

DC Collectibles announced it will release an Arrow Action Figures line based on the hit CW Green Arrow-themed series, Arrow. The first in the line will be Oliver Quinn/Arrow available in spring 2014.

DC Collectibles announced Deathstroke action figure would be released in spring 2014.

DC Collectibles announced Infinite Crisis Statues based on the MOBA video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine Studios. Upcoming release would include: Arcane Green Lantern, Nightmare Batman, and Atomic Wonder Woman each set for a fall, 2013 release.

DC Collectibles announced DC Comics Cover Girls Statues based on the DCU: The New 52 ongoing titles. The designs for these upcoming statues are by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. Upcoming releases include: Batgirl; Supergirl (fall, 2013); Batwoman (fall 2013); and the Huntress (spring 2014).

DC Collectibles announced upcoming release in its DC Comics Bombshells Statues line includes: Poison Ivy (fall, 2013); Harley Quinn (fall, 2013); Batgirl (Spring 2014) and Black Canary (spring 2014). Ant Lucia designs each statue.

DC Collectibles announced a new line of statues that are set to begin spring 2014. DC Comics Icons: 1:6 Scale Statues will kick off with Batman based on the DCU: The New 52 and Cyborg.

DC Collectibles announced Justice League Chess Set to be released fall, 2013. The characters used will be: Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Sinestro, The Joker, Black Manta and Reverse Flash.

DC Collectibles announced Vertigo Fables Bookends based on the hit Vertigo comics ongoing title from Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, this bookend set will be out in the spring 2014.

DC Collectibles announced upcoming Batman: Black & White Statues will be Batman by Greg Capullo (fall 2013); The Joker by Greg Capullo (fall 2013); Akham Origins: Batman (fall, 2013) and Earth 2 Batman by Nicola Scott (spring 2014).

DC Collectibles announced a new line of statues; Superman: The Man of Steel, series inspired by the Batman Black & White in which different comic book artists interpret the Man of Steel and/or a rogue of his. The first in the set will be Superman by Kenneth Rocafort, which will be released in spring 2014.

DC Collectibles announced DC Comics Super Villains Action Figures based on their current DCU: The New 52 versions. Upcoming releases include: The Joker (fall 2013); Captain Cold (fall 2013); Black Manta (fall 2013); Black Adam (fall 2013); and Deathstrok (fall 2013).

DC Collectibles announced a new line of statues; Wonder Woman: Art of War statues, series inspired by the Batman Black & White in which different comic book artists interpret the mighty Amazon and/or a rogue of his. The first in the set will be Wonder Woman by Jim Lee that will be released in spring 2014.

DC Collectibles announced Designer Based Action Figures by Greg Capullo Series 1: the three upcoming figures set to be offered are: Batman Nightwing and Talon. Each is coming out in the spring, 2014.

DC Collectibles announced Suicide Squad Action Figure 3-Pack coming out spring 2014. The 3 characters that will be out are the current DCU: The New 52 versions of: Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Boomerang.

Vertigo announced Hinterkind a new ongoing series coming out in October. Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifolgi are the creative team.


Politics

It was an odd month in politics. Washington was on its summer break for a portion of the month. Elected officials traveled back to their districts and heard both positively and negatively from their constitutions. There were some more twists and turns in the scandal themed events of NYC politics with Anthony Weiner; San Francisco politics got some attention; voting rights were being fought over in various courts around the country. Congress was all over the place. Edward Snowden has been given asylum in Russia, which is one of the reasons that tensions are in place between the United States and Russia. Russia did not make friends with other big name countries all over the globe when they recently passed anti-gay legislation. This is the start of a developing story with the culmination of the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place in Russia and how participating countries will accept or reject these political views heading towards what usually is a competitive and joyous global moment. Lastly, back in this country, a political story was that both the Republican and Democrats held a special primary election to figure out who will represent that party heading into the special upcoming election for U.S. Senate seat representing the people of New Jersey.


MTV Video Music Awards 2013, The Ceremony-

The Story: Shocks, Surprises, performances & Music Videos:

The highly anticipated 2013 MTV Video Music Awards went off with a bang Sunday night, August 25th.  Starting the festivities was Lady Gaga who donned wigs and ensembles representing various Gaga eras during her "Applause" performance, getting everyone in the crowd like Will Smith and daughter Willow Smith moving and grooving. In typical fashion, Gaga topped herself by almost going topless: stripping down to a seashell bikini to watch the rest of the show.

After that came everything from Miley Cyrus stripping down to a yellow two piece while performing (and bumping and grinding) "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke to what appeared to be Kanye West. And not to mention the fun that was being had by buddies, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift  rocking out during Miley's performance, which included performers Miley brought along from her favorite Los Angeles club, Beachers Madhouse? Because that happened too.

Held in Brooklyn at the newly opened Barclays Center, the biggest moment for the most part was 'N Sync's reunion during Justin Timberlake's performance! Justin was performing a medley of his hits, which had Selena and Taylor, along with the rest of the audience on their feet. But what really made the audience freak was when all the members of 'N Sync interrupted to perform a medley of their own hits on stage.

The night’s biggest jaw-dropping moment had to go to an under the radar surprise. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" performance included a surprise appearance by Jennifer Hudson and might have been the most moving VMA performance to date!

As for the most awkward moment, aside from Miley's hair, did Taylor really drop an F-bomb while One Direction and ex Harry Styles were on stage?! The Internet sure thinks so. Another awkward moment for the ex couple? While accepting the Moonman for Best Female Video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" Taylor said thanks to "who I wrote this song about cause you know who you are and now I have this award," while MTV then cut to a smirking Harry, who kept chewing his gum. Speaking of One Direction, the band may have won Best Song of the Summer against Miley, Calvin Harris & Ellie GouldingDaft Punk, and Robin Thicke, but when they went up to receive the award, the audience booed the boys!

Faring far better with the crowd was Katy Perry, who closed out the show with a live performance of her hit single "Roar" outside under the Brooklyn Bridge, which was a very cool way to end the so-so evening with a giant fun-filled roar!


Grading the Performances:

Austin Mahone (preshow)-B

Ariana Grande (preshow)- B+

Lady Gaga- C+

Miley Cyrus solo- F

Robin Thicke w/Miley Cyrus- B-

Robin Thicke f/2Chainz, Kendrick Lemar- B

Justin Timberlake classic melody- B+

Justin Timberlake f/’N Sync melody- B

Justin Timberlake: the current hits melody- B-

Not a performance but an appearance by Daft Punk- F

Bruno Mars- B

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- A+

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/Jennifer Hudson (cameo)- A-

Drake- B

Kanye West- C+

Katy Perry- A


Austin Mahone brought all his pop-poppiness to the red carpet pre-show and performs “What About Love.” Next up was Ariana Grande singing “The Way.”

Here we go to the main show, Lady Gaga opened the show. Let’s get ready for the craziness. The camera starts with a close up of Gaga’s face, encased in a white block. She sings “Applause,” her newest hit. She immediately changes costumes, then slowly finds her way into another one, and then another one and another one and another. And, oh look, now she’s wearing a new wig. She actually sounds really solid. She eventually finds some of that signature make up that she is known for in relation to associate with “Applause.” She finished up and she and her back up dancers take a bow and get some “Applause.”

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus performed. Miley goes first and comes out in a teddy bear swim suit and is surrounded by dancing teddy bears. She starts twerking and transitions into “We Can’t Stop.” Robin Thicke entered the scene singing his #1 song. Miley Cyrus helps him out after stripping down a bit further. She starts grinding all over him and then 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lemar do a bit. This performance had been slightly traumatizing. Distasteful was a great word to sum up these moments related to all things Miley Cyrus. Kanye West was up next and starts singing. He dances (flails).

Jimmy Fallon introduced Justin Timberlake, the “President of Pop.” There’s a montage of him doing all his Justin Timberlake things. Then he came out and brings down the house. He came in from the lobby and slowly proceeds into the auditorium, which was the coolest moment of this (what felt like a half hour set). JT received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. Because of all his skills and talents. He sings some of his hits, including “Sexy Back” and “My Love.” And, wait for your screams. . . . ‘N Sync came back for a majorly intense reunion to sing “Bye, bye, bye.” That got the crowd on its feet. The major JT tribute concluded with “Mirrors.” He bows, the crowd goes crazy, and Jimmy Fallon walks out with the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert performed a beautiful version of “Same Love.” Earlier in the night they won the Moonman for Best Music Video with a Social Message, which was a nifty brand new category. Towards the tail end of this performance, a complete surprise guest appearance by Jennifer Hudson was fun to see.

Drake does his melody of performance. Selena Gomez introduced Bruno Mars, who sings “Gorilla.” He always performs really well on live shows, and tonight’s no exception. It was one of the more standout performances of the night with a fire and laser display.

Katy Perry prepared for her performance of “Roar,” which was being described as her biggest hit yet. She sings near the Brooklyn Bridge and was dressed up like a boxer. The performance was fun and playful and a fantastic way to wrap up this ceremony.


Award Central

2013 Emmy Awards- E&C Press: The Picks-

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Damian Lewis, Homeland


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, Nashville

Claire Danes, Homeland


Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie


Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End

Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra


Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra

Toby Jones, The Girl

Al Pacino, Phil Spector


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector


Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals


Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars


Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Bourdain, The Taste


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development


Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies


Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation


Outstanding Reality-Competition Series

The Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice


Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon


Jimmy Kimmel Live

Saturday Night Live


Real Time With Bill Maher


Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story

Behind the Candelabra


The Bible

Phil Spector

Political Animals

Top of the Lake


Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock

The Big Bang

Girls


Louie

Modern Family


Veep


Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Homeland

Mad Men


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series


Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad


Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife


Morena Baccarin, Homeland


Christina Hendricks, Mad Men


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Nathan Lane, The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Rupert Friend, Homeland

Robert Morse, Mad Men

Harry Hamlin, Mad Men

Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale, The Americans

Diana Rigg, Game Of Thrones

Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

Linda Cardellini, Mad Men

Jane Fonda, The Newsroom


Joan Cusack, Shameless


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

George Mastras, Breaking Bad- Dead Freight


Thomas Schnauz, Breaking Bad • Say My Name

Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey • Episode 4
D.

B. Weiss and David Benioff, Game Of Thrones • The Rains Of Castamere

Henry Bromell, Homeland • Q&A 


Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

Michelle MacLaren, Breaking Bad


Jeremy Webb, Downton Abbey

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

David Fincher, House Of Cards


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series


Adam Driver, Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family


Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Tony Hale, Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory


Jane Lynch, Glee

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Anna Chlumsky, Veep


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series


Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Will Forte, 30 Rock


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Molly Shannon, Enlightened


Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Melissa Leo, Louie

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes

Louis C.K., Story & Teleplay by Pamela Adlon, Louie

Greg Daniels, The Office

Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, 30 Rock

Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock


Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series


Lena Dunham, Girls

Paris Barclay, Glee


Louis C.K., Louie

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie


James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum

Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum


Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra

John Benjamin, The Big C: Hereafter

Peter Mullan, Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum

Imelda Staunton, The Girl

Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

Charlotte Rampling, Restless

Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias


Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Richard LaGravenese, Behind The Candelabra

Abi Morgan, The Hour

Tom Stoppard, Parade's End

David Mamet, Phil Spector


Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Steven Soderbergh, Behind The Candelabra

Julian Jarrold, The Girl

David Mamet, Phil Spector

Allison Anders, Ring of Fire

Jane Campion and Garth Davis, Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Variety Special

The Kennedy Center Honors

Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Portlandia

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards


Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)

66th Annual Tony Awards


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report, James Hoskinson

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Chuck O'Neil


Jimmy Kimmel Live, Andy Fisher

Late Show With David Letterman, Jerry Foley

Portlandia, Jonathan Krisel

Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

The Kennedy Center Honors, Louis J. Horvitz


London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Bucky Gunts and Hamish Hamilton

Louis C.K.: Oh My God, Louis C.K.


The Oscars, Don Mischer

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief, Michael Dempsey


Outstanding Special Class Programs

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

The Oscars

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)

66th Annual Tony Awards


Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Between Two Ferns

Burning Love

Childrens Hospital

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain


Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé

30 Rock: The Webisodes


Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Jay Leno's Garage

The Office: The Farewells


Remembering 9/11

30 Rock: The Final Season

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen


Outstanding Interactive Program

Bravo's Top Chef Interactive Experience

Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience


The Homeland SHO Sync Experience

Killing Lincoln

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs

The Team Coco Sync Multi-Screen Experience

The Walking Dead Story Sync


Outstanding Children's Program

Good Luck Charlie

iCarly

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS • Nickelodeon

The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: Quiz Ed!

A YoungArts Masterclass


Outstanding Reality Program


Antiques Roadshow

Deadliest Catch


Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

MythBusters

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special

All The President's Men Revisited

Crossfire Hurricane


Death And The Civil War (American Experience)

Ethel 

Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

The Abolitionists (American Experience)

American Masters

The Men Who Built America

Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman


Vice


Outstanding Informational Series Or Special

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Brain Games

Inside The Actors Studio

Oprah's Master Class

Stand Up To Cancer


Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

The Dust Bowl

Ethel

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God


The Men Who Built America • A New War Begins


Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming


American Masters • Mel Brooks: Make A Noise

Ethel

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

Survivor • Live Finale And Reunion (Caramoan: Fans Vs. Favorites)

Survivor


Outstanding Animated Program

Bob's Burgers

Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness

Regular Show

The Simpsons

South Park


Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

Adventure Time • Simon & Marcy
Clarence

Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe

Regular Show • A Bunch Of Full Grown Geese

Robot Chicken • Robot Chicken's ATM Christmas Special


Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

An Apology To Elephants, Lily Tomlin


Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane


Family Guy, Alex Borstein

The Looney Tunes Show, Bob Bergen

Robot Chicken, Sam Elliott


Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, Seth Green


Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series

The Big Bang Theory


How I Met Your Mother

MasterChef

Two And A Half Men

2 Broke Girls


Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

The Borgias

Downton Abbey


Game Of Thrones

True Blood


Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

Phil Spector

SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden


Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming

Dancing With The Stars

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

The Oscars


Saturday Night Live

The Voice


Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

Girls

Modern Family


Nurse Jackie


30 Rock


Veep


Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

The Good Wife

Homeland

House Of Cards


Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

The Hour

Political Animals

Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Choreography

Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough and Allison Holker

Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center), Warren Carlyle

So You Think You Can Dance, Sonya Tayeh

So You Think You Can Dance, Mandy Jo Moore

So You Think You Can Dance, Napoleon Dumo and Tabitha Dumo

So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall


Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

The Exes

How I Met Your Mother


Mike & Molly

Two And A Half Men

2 Broke Girls 


Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series


Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad


Game Of Thrones

Homeland


House Of Cards

Mad Men


Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie


American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

The Girl

Parade's End


Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Ethel

Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

The Men Who Built America


Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming

The Amazing Race

Deadliest Catch

Project Runway

Survivor

Top Chef


Outstanding Commercial

The Chase • Grey Poupon

Inspired • Canon


Jess Time • Google Chrome


Jogger • Nike


Outstanding Costumes For A Series

Boardwalk Empire

The Borgias

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Once Upon A Time


Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story: Asylum


Behind The Candelabra

The Girl

Killing Lincoln

Parade's End


Phil Spector


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad, Skip MacDonald

Breaking Bad, Kelley Dixon

Game Of Thrones, Oral Ottey

House Of Cards, Kirk Baxter


Mad Men, Chris Figler


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Arrested Development

Louie 

Modern Family

The Office

30 Rock


Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


The Big Bang Theory

The Colbert Report

Conan


Hot In Cleveland

How I Met Your Mother


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

Killing Lincoln

Phil Spector

Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony


Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

American Masters

Crossfire Hurricane

Ethel


Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic


Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming


The Amazing Race

Deadliest Catch

Project Runway • A Times Square Anniversary Party

Project Runway • Europe, Here We Come

Survivor


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

The Borgias

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones


Mad Men


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

The Big Bang Theory

Dancing With The Stars

The Oscars


Saturday Night Live

The Voice


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra


Liz & Dick

Phil Spector

Political Animals

Ring Of Fire


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series

American Idol

Dancing With The Stars

Saturday Night Live

So You Think You Can Dance

The Voice


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special

Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (Great Performances)

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony


The Oscars

2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé


Outstanding Main Title Design


American Horror Story: Asylum

Da Vinci's Demons

Elementary


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

The Newsroom

Vikings


Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Boardwalk Empire

The Borgias

Game Of Thrones

Glee


Mad Men

Once Upon A Time


Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)

Dancing With The Stars

How I Met Your Mother

Key & Peele

The Oscars

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

Liz & Dick

Phil Spector

Ring Of Fire


Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra


Game Of Thrones

Saturday Night Live

The Walking Dead


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Arrested Development

The Borgias


Downton Abbey

House Of Cards

Last Resort

Mr Selfridge (Masterpiece)


Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
(Original Dramatic Score)

The Girl

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God


Parade's End

Restless

Ring Of Fire

World Without End


Outstanding Music Direction


Christmas In Washington

The Kennedy Center Honors


The Oscars


Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)

66th Annual Tony Awards


Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

Nashville • I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive / Song Title: Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again

The Neighbors • Sing Like A Larry Bird / Song Title: More Or Less The Kind Of Thing You May Or May Not Possibly See On Broadway


Smash • The Parents / Song Title: Hang The Moon
Smash • The Bells And Whistles / Song Title: I Hear Your Voice In A Dream


30 Rock • Hogock! / Last Lunch / Song Title: Rural Juror


66th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: If I Had Time


Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

The Americans

Copper


Da Vinci's Demons


Elementary

Hemlock Grove

House Of Cards


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Game Of Thrones

Nikita


Vikings


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story: Asylum

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

The Bible

SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden


World Without End


Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or

Multi-Camera)

The Amazing Race

Crossfire Hurricane

The Dust Bowl

History Of The Eagles

The Men Who Built America

Survivor


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)


Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Game Of Thrones


Homeland

Mad Men


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

Behind The Candelabra

The Bible


Phil Spector


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

The Office

Parks And Recreation

30 Rock


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special

American Idol

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards

The Oscars


Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Crossfire Hurricane

Deadliest Catch

History Of The Eagles

Survivor


Outstanding Special Visual Effects


Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

Defiance

Falling Skies

Game Of Thrones

Hemlock Grove

Last Resort


Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Banshee

Boardwalk Empire

The Borgias

Da Vinci's Demons

Revolution

Vikings


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Modern Family

Supah Ninjas

Workaholics


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie


Blue Bloods

NCIS


Revolution


Southland


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

The Big Bang Theory

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Dancing With The Stars

Jimmy Kimmel Live


Saturday Night Live

The Voice


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

The Kennedy Center Honors

The Oscars


2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé

66th Annual Tony Awards


2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners list-

Choice Music Group:

One Direction


Choice Summer Tour:

One Direction


Choice Single by a Group:

"Live While We're Young," One Direction


Choice Love Song:

"Little Things," One Direction


Choice Movie Actress - Comedy:

Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect"


Choice Movie Actor - Comedy:

Skylar Astin, "Pitch Perfect"


Choice Movie - Comedy:

"Pitch Perfect"


Choice Movie Villain:

Adam DeVine, "Pitch Perfect"


Choice Breakup Song:

"Come and Get It," Selena Gomez


Choice Music Star - Female:

Selena Gomez


Choice Hottie - Female:

Selena Gomez


Choice TV Show, Drama:

"Pretty Little Liars"


Choice Summer TV Show:

"Pretty Little Liars"


Choice Summer TV Star - Actress:

Lucy Hale, "Pretty Little Liars"


Choice Summer TV Star - Actor:

Keegan Allen, "Pretty Little Liars"


Choice TV Actor - Drama:

Ian Harding, "Pretty Little Liars"


Choice TV Actress - Drama:

Troian Bellisario, "Pretty Little Liars"


Choice TV Villain:

Janel Parrish, "Pretty Little Liars"


Choice Athlete - Female:

Gabby Douglas


Acuvue Inspire Award:

Nick Jonas


Choice TV Show - Comedy:

"Glee"


Choice TV Scene Stealer - Male:

Chord Overstreet, "Glee"


Choice TV Breakout Star:

Blake Jenner, "Glee"


Choice TV Actress - Comedy:

Lea Michele, "Glee"


Choice Movie Actor - Drama:

Logan Lerman, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"


Choice Movie - Drama:

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"


Choice Female Artist:

Demi Lovato


Choice Single - Female Artist:

"Heart Attack," Demi Lovato


Ultimate Choice Award:

Ashton Kutcher


Choice TV Actor - Fantasy/Sci-Fi:

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"


Choice TV Actor - Comedy:

Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"


Choice TV Actress - Fantasy/Sci-Fi:

Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"


Choice Rock Group:

Paramore


Choice Summer Song:

"We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus


Candie's Fashion Trendsetter Award:

Miley Cyrus


Choice TV Scene Stealer - Female:

Miley Cyrus, "Two and a Half Men"


Choice Breakout Group:

Emblem3


Choice Summer Music Star:

Bruno Mars


Choice R&B Artist:

Bruno Mars


Choice TV Actor - Action:

LL Cool J, "NCIS: Los Angeles"


Choice Music Breakout Artist:

Ed Sheeran


Choice TV Personality - Female:

Demi Lovato, "The X Factor"


Choice Summer Movie Star - Female:

Sandra Bullock, "The Heat"


Choice Movie Chemistry:

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, "The Heat"


MTV Video Music Awards 2013 The Winners:

Best Hip Hop Video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

Drake, "Started From The Bottom"

Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"

A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"

J. Cole feat. Miguel, "Power Trip"


Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"

Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"

Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"


Best Female Video

Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"

Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"

Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"


Best Pop Video

Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

Fun., "Carry On"

Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

Selena Gomez, "Come and Get It"


Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

Twenty One Pilots, "Holding On To You"

Zedd feat. Foxes, "Clarity"

Austin Mahone, "What About Love"

The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"

Iggy Azalea, "Work"


Best Collaboration

Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"

Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"

Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"


Best Video With A Social Message

Kelly Clarkson, "People Like Us"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"

Snoop Lion, "No Guns Allowed"

Miguel, "Candles in the Sun"

Beyoncé, "I Was Here"


Best Rock Video

Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

Fall Out Boy, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"

Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait"

Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"

Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young"


Best Art Direction

Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"

Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"

Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N"

Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"

Alt-J, "Tesselate"


Best Choreography

Chris Brown, "Fine China"

Ciara, "Body Party"

Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, "Live It Up"

will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, "#thatPOWER"

Bruno Mars, "Treasure"


Best Cinematography

Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"

Lana Del Rey, "Ride"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

A-Trak & Tommy Trash, "Tuna Melt"


Best Direction

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"

Fun., "Carry On"

Drake, "Started From The Bottom"


Best Editing

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"

Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"

Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"


Best Visual Effects

Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"

Duck Sauce, "It's You"

Flying Lotus, "Tony Tortures"

Skrillex feat. the Doors "Breakn' a Sweat"

The Weeknd "Wicked Games"


Young Hollywood Awards 2013: Winners

Most Anticipated Tour Award-

Selena Gomez


Fan Favorite Award-

Dave Franco


Fan Favorite Album Award-

Selena Gomez


One to Watch Award-

Austin Mahone


Role Model Award-

Cody Simpson


Crossover of the Year Award-

Lucy Hale


Actor of the Year Award-

Kit Harington


Male Breakthrough Performance Award-

Liam James


Breakout Artist Award-

Austin Mahone


Female Breakthrough Performance Award-

Tatiana Maslany


Style Icon Award-

Kelly Osbourne


Female Superstar of Tomorrow Award-

AnnaSophia Robb


One to Watch Award-

Bella Thorne


Do Something Awards 2013: Winners

Sasha Fisher- Spark MicroGrants

Ben Simson- Food Recovery Network

Lorella Praeli- United We Dream

Jillian Mourning- All We Want is L.O.V.E.

Daniel Maree- Million Hoodies Movement for Justice (Grand Prize grant winner)


Jenifer Hudson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Kelly Osbourne

LL Cool J

Patrick Dempsey


Likes/Dislikes

Likes-

Comic Books

The internet

Entertainment Weekly

Previews magazine

YouTube

The Awesomes on Hulu.com

#MillionHoodies on Twitter

@MillionHoodies video about remembering Trayvon Martin during the civil rights activism during the August 21st, 23rd-25th.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr./Rev. MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech 50th anniversary

The march on Washington, D.C. for Civil Rights

Voting rights need to be supported not stripped!

Overall; & For minorities; College and students;

Civil liberties

Passing a comprehensive Immigration bill

Passing a comprehensive gun-control legislation

The idea of the ESPN3.com/WatchESPN app for iPhone on the go!

Things you are not thinking about

Tennis


Dislikes-

Missing MB

Hurricanes

Cable going out

The updated format for the “Watch ESPN” iPhone App

There are glitches, smaller window format (not full screen, & no longer can you go back to the last play).

Internet going out


Part X- Tidbits

Catching Collectibles

Captain America by Carlos Pacheco Poster

Mighty Avengers by Greg Land Poster

Dark Horse: Marvel Classic Character: X-Men #5- Iceman Statue

Dark Horse: Grimm Lunchbox

Dark Horse: Game of Thrones- White Walker Bust

DC Collectibles: DC Comics- The New 52 Swamp Thing Deluxe Action Figure

DC Collectibles: DC Comics- The New 52: Supervillains- Deathstroke Action Figure

DC Collectibles: Batman: Arkham Origins- The Joker Action Figure

DC Collectibles: Batman: Arkham Origins- Bane Action Figure

DC Collectibles: DC Comics: Gotham City Garage Catwoman Statue

DC Collectibles: Infinite Crisis: Arcane Green Lantern Statue

DC Collectibles: Batman Black & White Batman: Arkham Origins Statue

DC Collectibles: Ame-Comi: Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy Holiday 2-Pack PVC Figures

The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Vinyl Bust Bank

Inside Mad: The Usual Gang of Idiots Pick Their All Time Favorite Spoofs HC

Marvel Chronicle: Year by Year HC

The Official DC Superhero Cookbook HC

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story SC

DC Superheroes: Batman- Arctic Attack book

DC Superheroes: Batman- Bat-Mite’s Big Blunder book

DC Superheroes: Batman- Two-Face’s Double Take book

DC Superheroes: Superman- Bizarro is Born book

DC Superheroes: Superman- The Shrinking City book

DC Superheroes: Superman- Deep Space Hijack book

Doctor Who: The Essential Guide- 50 Years of Doctor Who HC

Neil Gaiman: Fortunately, The Milk HC

The Walking Dead Book 3: The Fall of the Governor HC

Archer Season 1-3 Trading Cards

Batman’66 Symbol T-Shirt

Sandman: Moonglow T-Shirt

Star Wars: “I’m Not Sorry” Black T-Shirt

Aardman Superman T-Shirt

Chew: Reservoirs Chogs T-Shirt

Flash: Bolt T=Shirt

Axe Cop Series 1 4-Inch Action Figures

Mini-Mezitz: Batman 1966: Batmobile with Batman & Robin

Hanna Barbera: Space Ghost 6-Inch Action Figure

Wolverine Legends 6-Inch Action Figures

Breaking Bad: Walter White “Blue Hazmat” 6-Inch Action Figure

The Walking Dead: Prison Outbreak Minimate Box Set

The Legend of Zelda: Link 8-Inch Plush

Super Mario Bros. Plushes

Grand Jester The Muppets: Kermit Mini-Bust

Superman 1/8 Scale Snap Model Kit

The Hobbit: Azog Mini-Bust

Bowen Designs: Thor “Smashing Hammer” Statue

Gentle Giant: Spider-Man Red/Blue Mini Bust

Kotobukiya: DC Comics Superman For Tomorrow ArtFX Statue

Kotobukiya: DC Comics Shazam New 52 ArtFX Statue

Kotobukiya: Marvel Psylocke Ninja Outfit X-Force version Bishoujo Statue

Doctor Who: Masterpiece Collection: Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor Maxi-Bust

Star Wars: Yoda Super Deluxe 24-Inch Talking Plush

Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt 12-Inch Talking Plush

Stan Lee Signature Cologne for Men

Captain America: Patriot Cologne for Men

Iron Man: Mark VII Cologne for Men

Thor: Worthy Cologne for Men

Hulk: Smash Cologne for Men

Master of the Universe: He-Man Mini-Bust Paper Weight

Young Justice Season 2 Part 2: Game of Illusions DVD discs

Pop! Movies: Despicable Me 2 Vinyl Figures

Pop! The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon 9” Vinyl Figure

The Walking Dead Mysterio Minis

The Hobbit: Journey to Lonely Mountain Strategy Game

Archer Board Game

Adventure Time: Card Wars Game

The Walking Dead TV Board Game

McFarlane Toys: The Walking Dead TV Series 4: Action Figures


Pondering- Question(s) Of The Month

What was your favorite moment from this past month?

A)MTV VMA Awards ceremony

B)2013 Wizard World: Chicago

C)Birthdays

D)Teen Choice Awards

E)NBA 2013 Free Agency month 2 when (blank) player joined …this team!

F)Movie Summer season wrapped up:

a.Kick-Ass 2

b.We’re The Millers

c.Jobs

d.The Butler

e.2 Guns

f.Planes

G)Honoring those lost 1-year later of Milwaukee Wisconsin

H)Remembering the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C. 1963

I)Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50th anniversary of his famous civil rights speech, Aug. 28th, 1963= “I Have A Dream.”

J)The constant scandals

a.Anthony Weiner

K)Unity

L)Birthday wishes

M)Your moment!

N)Write in choice __________


Quote Of The Month

“I Have a Dream”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (remembering the greatest civil rights leader in American History on the 50th Anniversary of this great speech, August 28th, 1963).


Hottest Thing This Month Was…

1st official month of the Royal Baby!


Parting Shots!

This month E&C Press hit the 191st issue of Comic Book News and as E&C Press continues to crank out the three digit numbering issues.  Keep an eye out for what’s next in the future issues of CBN as it evolves. Nine to go until the big 20…0!


Next Month

Be here next month for CBN # 192.  This issue will include reviews on some of the latest TV shows, entertainment news and comic book buzz.  Next month, I will have reviews on DC and Marvel Comics latest new series.  Find out about the hottest topics in the pop culture all from E&C Press (www.eandcpress.com). Until next issue, thank you!



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