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EW PopFest Coming To Los Angeles October 29-30, 2016

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The lineup for Entertainment Weekly’s first-ever PopFest is growing in spades. The already exciting schedule will now include a live taping of Anna Faris’s podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” musical performance by Grammy Award-nominated musician Janelle Monae, a conversation with “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, and a live table read from the cast of Bob’s Burgers.

They join an incredible lineup that already includes James Corden, the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, a live performance by pop superstar Nick Jonas, discussions with Oscar-winning actress and director Jodie Foster, and Emmy-winning showrunner Ryan Murphy and friends. Attendees will have an opportunity to see first-look footage and special guests from Sony’s Dark Tower, a reunion with the cast of Happy Endings performing a never-before-seen episode, the cast of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend performing their musical mashups live, and a conversation between husband-and-wife YA superstars Tahareh Mafi (Shatter Me) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). The weekend will conclude with a 20th anniversary Scream celebration including a Wes Craven tribute, followed by an outdoor screening of the film. Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

Entertainment Weekly’s curatorial talents will be brought to life as a two-day festival with a mix of pop culture related events including live music, film and television screenings, talks with talent and creators including actors, TV showrunners, film directors, videogame designers, authors and more.  EW PopFest will offer an unforgettable immersive experience for fans, celebrities and brand partners. With a built-in fan base and millennial draw, EW PopFest will attract cross-generational attendees, tapping into Entertainment Weekly’s combined audience of 28 million loyal, engaged fans. This highly interactive celebration of pop culture will engage consumers with innovative live and digital experiences, setting a standard no other festival can challenge.

EW PopFest will take place at The Reef, located at 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007, in downtown Los Angeles.

For tickets, please visit: http://ewpopfest.com/

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Featured On Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Cover

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Stephen King fans know – there are other worlds than these.

In Entertainment Weekly’s new Comic-Con cover, they’re venturing into the heart of the mythic structure that binds this multiverse together – delivering an exclusive look at the long-awaited film adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower.

EW spent a week on the set in Cape Town, South Africa, watching as this genre mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, Westerns, and old-fashioned mythology came together. Now, they’re opening the door to this other realm for fans to step through.

The saga spans eight novels (so far), assorted short stories and comic books, and has played out over three and a half decades. The new movie picks elements from throughout these writings to assemble a new take on the story of Roland the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and his pursuit of the sorcerer known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), who intends to collapse the tower and rule the ruins and chaos alongside a sinister force known as the Crimson King.

For those new to the epic tale, this issue will serve as a trusty primer to guide you through the devastated territory of Mid-World, a place that has “moved on,” where the apocalypse has already struck in its march toward our own.

King’s readers have invested years of their lives following the quest of Roland and his “ka-tet” (or fate-forged family), so while anticipation is high for the Feb. 17 film, anxiety among fans is also intense. There’s pressure to get this story right, even as the filmmakers say they had to change key elements to make the premise work as a film. This issue will provide the first details about how they deconstructed the Tower in the hope of building a whole other cinematic universe from its pieces.

HERE is what you’ll find inside the issue which will be at newsstands on Friday!

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Entertainment Weekly Reveals Four New Suicide Squad Covers

Entertainment Weekly has debuted four brand-new covers featuring characters from Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Suicide Squad, including the most prominent members of Task Force X. Check out all four covers below!

From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt).

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film also stars Jai Courtney (Insurgent), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Scott Eastwood (Fury), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.

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This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Covers: The Age of X-Men: Apocalypse

The end is near. Over the course of six films, the X-Men have seen their share of intimidating opponents. But nothing has really prepared them for X-Men: Apocalypse, opening May 27 and the subject of four interconnected EW covers. The arrival of the ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his plan of worldwide destruction both rips apart and unites the X-Men, including young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp).

For more on X-Men: Apocalypse, pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, or buy one – or all four collectible covers.

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Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Movie Preview Issue Features 4 Captain America: Civil War Covers

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Marvel Studios has spent eight years building a universe. Now it’s time to blow it up.

The heroes of Captain America: Civil War are doing what most burned-out, overworked professionals do when faced with unrelenting crisis: They’re turning on each other. This year’s Summer Movie Preview from Entertainment Weekly splashes the battle across four separate covers, with exclusive new photos and details showing how Marvel Studios pulled off its story of hero vs. hero.

“This is an argument and a struggle with your family, for your family, and against your family,” says Chris Evans, who has now played the super-soldier Steve Rogers in six Marvel films (counting a cameo in Thor: The Dark World.) Normal people may not settle their quarrels by hurling each other through walls, but the actor says the emotional deathmatch in Civil War is just an exaggerated version of an ultra-tense holiday dinner. “I think it’s much more relatable, much more akin to [disputes] we have in life,” Evans says. “Arguments with your family can be far worse than struggles with your enemy.”

The double sized issue will feature 4 covers as seen below and will be on newsstands this Friday.

Read more HERE.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Entertainment Weekly Cover Story

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the covers to their latest issue, featuring the heroes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and promising some secretive reveals about the larger DC Universe.

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.Read more HERE.

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Batman v Superman Concept Art Shows Off The Batcave

Every Batman on film may be different than the last, but they all have one thing in common: The Batcave. Home to an arsenal of crime-stopping weapons, and sanctuary from the Gotham City crazies, the Dark Knight’s abode has taken many shapes and forms, both sophisticated and humble. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, some new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art has been released, along with a new image, showing off Ben Affleck’s secret bachelor pad.

“Batman represents human beings, mortal men,” Affleck tells the outlet. “In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It’s interesting that
 he became the leader of the Justice League in the books — I’m not sure how that’ll play out here — but his humanity is also an asset.”

Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred in the film, also chimed in and offered a descriptor for the character that fans have never associated with the caped crusader’s butler.

“Alfred is a lot more hands-­on in our film than he has previously been,” Irons says. “He’s a bit of a grease monkey, and he’s very involved in the decisions Bruce makes.”

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.

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First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

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Marvel Studios has released (via Entertainment Weekly) a first-look Doctor Strange photo featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the superhero. The magazine’s cover shoot with Cumberbatch was one of the very first times the actor tried on the costume and he used the shoot as something of a research-and-development session for the gesticulations which are part of his character’s spell-casting.

“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that,” Cumberbatch said. “It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) as The Ancient One and, in undisclosed roles, Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Amy Landecker (“Transparent”), and Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal”).

Scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016, Doctor Strange is scripted by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) and directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil). It is said to follow the story of neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

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Black Panther, Captain America & Iron Man Featured On The New Entertainment Weekly Cover

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Marvel Studios has this week given Entertainment Weekly a first look at Captain America: Civil War. Featured on the cover of the magazine’s new issue are Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther.

Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Joining Evans and Downey Jr. in the film are Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. The film will also debut Marvel’s new Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.

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The Must List: Ranking The Best In 25 Years of Pop Culture

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Get ready to obsess over the last twenty-five years of pop culture hits, misses, and cult classics. The Must List: Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture is an elegantly packaged, gift-worthy compilation of 100 illustrated top 25 lists celebrating the best in TV, movies, books, and music from the editors of Entertainment Weekly.

Beginning with an introduction highlighting the “25 Things We’ve Forgotten About 1990”, this full-color, deep-dive into the past twenty-five years of obsessive pop-culture coverage features the magazine’s incisive criticism, trademark humor, and 2,500 amazing moments.

Featured topics include: Greatest Villains, One-Hit Wonders, Best Superheroes, Mobsters, Zombies, Dystopias, Shocking Snubs, Unsexiest Sexy Moments, British Imports, Memorable Deaths, Late Night Comedy Wars, and many more binge-worthy lists.

The 192 page hardcover will be released on October 6, 2015.

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