Wizard World: Marvel at 78 panel was entertaining

On Sunday afternoon at Wizard World, a crowd gathered in Room 3 for The Marvel Saga.  The panel was hosted by Danny Fingeroth, Jim Salicrup, and Mikey Babinski.  Dean Haspiel was supposed to be on the panel but following the previous panel on the most neurotic superhero, he decided to go back to his booth on the floor. The presentation was titled Marvel at 78: From The Golden Age to Spiderman: Homecoming.  It was pretty…

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Dedication pays off in On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone shows how dedicated director/producer Michael Rubenstone is when it comes to meeting the hard-to-find Sly Stone. Rubenstone paves the road in 2001 when he finds himself unhappy in New York and moves to Los Angeles to find acting work, listening to Sly and the Family Stone on the road trip.  Rubenstone lands a few small acting roles in LA but turns to seek out the reclusive…

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A Disney Legend is focus of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Disney Legend Floyd Norman is the focus of Floyd Norman: An Animated Documentary.  The film made it’s Chicago premiere over the weekend during the Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Co-directed by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, the documentary profiles Norman, who was forced into retirement when he turned 65.  Not wanting to retire and stop working, Norman did whatever he could to get his job back with Disney even if…

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Wizard World: Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, Catherine Tate talk Doctor Who

On Sunday afternoon, a trio of actresses (Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate) from Doctor Who gathered in Room 24 to discuss Doctor Who. The panel was billed as What’s Life Without A Companion: A Conversation with Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate.  Representing different time periods of the modern Doctor Who era, Kingston (River Song), Coleman (Clara Oswald), and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) were on hand to answer questions from…

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Andy Hill talks Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music

Andy Hill took some time recently to speak to Solzy at the Movies about his new book, Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music (Hal Leonard Books). Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Andy Hill:  Pretty well, thanks. Having a book newly out is always nervous-making, particularly when it’s on a subject that so many people have strong opinions about. But it’s also exciting. You recently…

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Wizard World: Kevin Conroy talks Batman: The Animated Series

Actor Kevin Conroy, best known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, spoke to Solzy at the Movies on Sunday.  Conroy’s booth was busy all weekend but the actor fulfilled all of the press interviews on Sunday morning at Wizard World Chicago and it was worth the wait. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How has Chicago been treating you this weekend? Kevin Conroy:  Everybody here is amazing. …

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Wizard World: Loren Lester talks Robin/Nightwing, The Orville

Actor Loren Lester took some time today to talk with Solzy at the Movies while he was in town to meet fans at Wizard World Chicago.  Lester is best known for portraying Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in Batman: The Animated Series and the animated DC universe. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you in Chicago? Loren Lester:  Fantastic.  This is one of the best conventions I’ve done.  People here are great.…

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Patty Jenkins rips James Cameron over Wonder Woman comments

Director James Cameron made the news for some disparaging comments about Wonder Woman.  Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins ripped him in response and rightfully so. Cameron told The Guardian‘s Hadley Freeman: “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.…

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Wizard World: Tom Wilson talks Back to the Future, Donald Trump

Tom Wilson spoke to Solzy at the Movies at Wizard World Chicago on Friday about playing Biff Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy and the comparisons of the character to current president, Donald Trump. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are you been enjoying your time in Chicago this weekend? Tom Wilson:  I’m having a great time. People in Chicago are always very friendly and the food is always very…

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Wizard World: Barry Bostwick talks Rocky Horror, Spin City

Actor Barry Bostwick took time today to speak with Solzy at the Movies while he was in town to sign autographs and take photos with fans at Wizard World Chicago. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies.  How are you enjoying your time in Chicago? Barry Bostwick:  I’ve been here three hours and I’ve seen the hotel.  That’s about it but I love my time in Chicago.  Years ago, we did the first tour of…

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