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Review: Scarlett Johansson and Luc Besson take us for a wild ride in ‘Lucy’

Review: Scarlett Johansson and Luc Besson take us for a wild ride in ‘Lucy’

Alyssa Audrey Taylor ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Lucyis a movie with an interesting (and done before) premise: what happens if we can unlock the full usage of our brains? The concept of us only using 10% of our brains has been proven to be myth, but the film ignores that and uses the concept to drive the film along. The…

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SDCC 2014: Pitch Your One-Shot Comic to Mark Waid and Thrillbent

SDCC 2014: Pitch Your One-Shot Comic to Mark Waid and Thrillbent

David Kane ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

The line curved around itself several times outside the room as dozens of people filled out forms. Each person was allowed fifteen seconds to pitch an idea for a one-shot digital comic to a panel of comics makers in association with the digital comics site Thrillbent. The panelists would decide what they liked and choose one idea for development.…

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SDCC 2014: When Myth and Magic Meet Main Street

SDCC 2014: When Myth and Magic Meet Main Street

Megan Miller ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

An urban fantasy panel, ”When Myth and Magic Meet Main Street,” was moderated by Anton Strout (Incarnate). The authors on the panel were Jim Butcher (Skin Game), Seanan McGuire (Sparrow Hill Road), Thomas Sniegoski (The Remy Chandler Series), Amber Benson (Calliope Reaper-Jones Series), Richard Kadrey (The Getaway God), and Greg van Eekhout (Ca…

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SDCC 2014: DC Comics—My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics LIVE

SDCC 2014: DC Comics–My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics LIVE

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor

Official Description: The comics industry can be tough to break into! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment’s top talent — Nicola Scott (Earth 2), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Batman Eternal, The Wake), and Charles Soule (Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing) — made their careers crafting the…

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SDCC 2014: Marvel: Women of Marvel LIVE

SDCC 2014: Marvel: Women of Marvel LIVE

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor

Official Description: From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitterto tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the…

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SDCC 2014: Batman 75

SDCC 2014: Batman 75

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor

Official Description: Throughout his 75-year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized superheroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Get a look at Batman’srich history and what the future holds…

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SDCC 2014: Marvel Cup O Joe Panel LIVE

SDCC 2014: Marvel Cup O Joe Panel LIVE

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor

Official Description: Join Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesadafor this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! Featuring…

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SDCC 2014: We are BOOM! Panel LIVE

SDCC 2014: We are BOOM! Panel LIVE

Michael Moccio ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Executive Editor

Official Description: Last year was a banner year for BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of the company’s first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined BOOM! as a new imprint, the all-ages KaBOOM!lineup expanded, and the BOOM! Box imprint was…

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SDCC 2014: End of a Series… Or Not?

SDCC 2014: End of a Series… Or Not?

Megan Miller ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart (Mysterious Galaxy), the book-related panel “End of Series…Or Not?” discussed keeping readers hooked through serialized fiction. The authors on the panel were Lynn Flewelling (Shards of Time/Nightrunner Series), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land/The Magicians Trilogy), Laini Taylor (Dreams of Gods & Monsters/Daug…

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SDCC 2014: The Psychology of Cult TV

SDCC 2014: The Psychology of Cult TV

Maya Zach ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Photo Credit: Adrian Rogers/BBC.

Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Photo Credit: Adrian Rogers/BBC.

Dr. Janina Scarlet, a psychologist who uses TV as a healing method; Dr. Travis Langley, a professor and the author of Batman and Psychology; Dr. Ali Mattu a psychologist specialized in anxiety and the cohost of Super Fantastic Nerd Hour; and Billy San Juan, a psychology intern, discussed…

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