The makers of Criminal lend their capable hands to a warm and fuzzy spin-off, This Is Love

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Starter stories: 5 comic-book store employees tell newbies where to begin

On Monday, we suggested where to get started with comics for those who haven’t yet sunk their teeth into the meaty medium. Today, we’re letting people who work in comic-book shops stump for their favorites. The only parameters are that the comics be widely available, so there’s nothing rare or hard to find on this…

Young person Ryan Reynolds to add some much-needed virility to Kevin Costner CIA thriller

The casting for director Ariel Vromen’s Criminal has been pretty solid so far. It already has Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones, so the only thing it’s really missing is a young person to run in and shout, “Hey, what’s with all of these old people? Am I right, fellow teens?” Thankfully—as reported by Variety