Stories By Devindra Hardawar
  • 'The Last Airbender: Legend Of Korra' Trailer: Simply Stunning

    I'm still kicking myself for missing yesterday's Comic-Con panel for The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, but at least we can all now feast in the trailer that premiered there. As a huge fan of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender, I'm happy to report that Korra looks like a gorgeous and mature follow-up. The…
  • 'The Darkest Hour' Comic-Con Preview: When Energy Aliens Attack

    The Darkest Hour, the new alien invasion film from producer Timur Bekmambetov and director Chris Gorak, is trying to differentiate itself from the scores of other alien films with a unique breed of invader: one made entirely of "lethal wave energy." It remains to be seen just how unique the film itself will be, but…
  • 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance' Comic-Con Panel: This May Not Suck

    Having been out of the daily movie news loop for a while, I somehow ended up forgetting that Crank director's Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were heading up the Ghost Rider sequel, Spirit of Vengeance. But after viewing their panel and footage of the film from Comic-Con today, I'm happy to report that the duo…
  • Haywire Trailer & Comic-Con Panel: Soderbergh Does Female Bourne

    While we're all very excited for Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, the prolific director has also had an action spy film, Haywire (formerly known as Knockout), sitting in the wings for a while. Today at Comic-Con, Soderbergh hit the stage to premiere the film's trailer and chat with MMA fighter Gina Carano, the star and inspiration of…
  • Comic-Con 'Tintin' Footage: This Ain't 'The Polar Express'

    For his first trip to Comic-Con, Steven Spielberg showed off some brand new Tintin footage, finally answering some of our lingering questions about the film's 3D motion-captured aesthetic. The good news: Tintin looks fantastic. While there are still some signs of the uncanny valley, this is the first motion-captured film I've seen that does a…
  • 'Dexter' Season 6 Trailer: Dexter Finds Religion

    Showtime premiered a new trailer for the upcoming Dexter season at Comic-Con last night, just like it has for the past few years. There's lots of new footage in the trailer, but unfortunately it's mostly a jumble of quick cuts that fails to set up what the series is aiming at in the next season.…
  • Ridley Scott Talks Prometheus At Comic-Con By Video Call

    Lost alum Damon Lindelof hit the stage at Comic-Con today to chat about Prometheus, Ridley Scott's upcoming science fiction film (which is also co-written by Lindelof). Star Charlize Theron joined Lindelof on stage, and there was also a (not so) surprising appearance by Scott and co-star Noomi Rapace piped in from Iceland, where the film…
  • Comic-Con Alcatraz Review: J.J. Abrams Strikes Gold Again

    Welcome to another J.J. Abrams-produced mystery island show. Alcatraz was one of several new TV series premiered at San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday night, and it was by far the standout. The series centers around a mysterious event in 1963 that made 302 Alcatraz prisoners and guards vanish without any explanation. For some reason we don't…
  • The Best And Worst Of Comic-Con 2010

    Comic-Con 2010 is over, and I'm still reeling from the experience. Just like last year, the entire event was a whirlwind with insane crowds, a healthy dose of line waiting, and some unexpected bits of awesome. By the time it was over, I was more than ready to go home. But I know for a…
  • Super 8 Viral Does Comic-Con... With Popsicles

    It's hard to walk five feet in San Diego during Comic-Con without stumbling into some sort of viral marketing campaign. Half the time, it's impossible to tell what some viral campaigns are even advertising at first glance. That was the case with the Rocket Poppeteers truck, which was handing out Super Speedflier Fleet popsicles. Despite…