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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? is a carnival of guns and confusion

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Developed by: Treyarch Published by: Activision Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows (multiplayer-only versions of the game are also available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)Read full article >>

‘The Flash’ TV recap: You think our hero is the fleetest? Not so fast.

ZOOM. Zoom. Zoom.Since the start of “The Flash’s” second season, Zoom has been the oft-mentioned bad guy pulling the strings from the sidelines, sending meta-humans from other earths to do his dirty work: trying to take down Central City’s fastest man alive.Read full article >>

See: The first trailer for Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ lands, as sequel to DeGeneres’s comeback tail

WHEN PIXAR director Bob Peterson worked on “Finding Nemo,” he once told The Post’s Comic Riffs, he got to enjoy up-close of a couple of his favorite cartoon voices ever.“Albert Brooks has such great comic timing …,” Peterson, who co-wrote 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” told me. Show More Summary

‘Supergirl’ TV recap: Kara Danvers goes looking for a love reaction. Instead: Reactron!

ON MONDAY NIGHT, “Supergirl” took a break from the previous week’s two major reveals (Hank Henshaw’s glowing eyes and Supergirl discovering her superbad aunt) to direct some attention toward the love, or lack thereof, in Kara Danvers’s life.Read full article >>

Gifted (Drawing) Hands? Ahead of GOP debate, here are 8 eye-catching Ben Carson cartoons

THAT’S THE thing about the “clown car” season on either side of the political aisle: Stay in the race long enough, and at least a few flung pies of criticism will catch you flush.In recent days, even amid Donald Trump’s 12 minutes of ratings-magnet clowning on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s been Dr. Show More Summary

Actor-inventor Hedy Lamarr: Is today’s stunning animation the greatest Google Doodle yet?

IS THIS the greatest Google Doodle yet?Not only is it among the tech titan’s most stylish ever, as well as aptly cinematic, but today’s home-page Doodle, to mark the 101st birthday of the late Hedy Lamarr, will surely spark deeper interest in the screen legend’s amazing life.Read full article >>

’50s-born nostalgia reigns, as ‘Spectre’ ($73M) and ‘Peanuts Movie’ ($45M) boost box office

SERVING UP comfort food boosted the cinema business considerably this weekend.Not the popcorn and nacho concessions, mind you, but rather the heaps of half-century-old nostalgia that moved into theaters.Read full article >>

Know before you go: Your definitive insider’s guide to appreciating ‘The Peanuts Movie’

THE OTHER week, I happily yammered on a NPR program out of Boston, talking about about “The Peanuts Movie” that opens today, when the host posed the $100-million-plus question: Can a beloved 2-D comic like “Peanuts” successfully make the cinematic leap to 3-D?Read full article >>

This eye-popping new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer transcends language

HOPE is not lost today. It is found.That’s because a new international Star Wars trailer has just landed, seemingly intended for Japanese audiences, but providing so much new visual information that it transcends language.Read full article >>

Google artist lets Adolphe Sax swing to the beautifully fluid lines of a birthday Doodle

FROM AN axman to the saxman.Visually pivoting from Paul Bunyan to instrument inventor Adolphe Sax might sound like quite a steep creative leap, but in the elegantly joyful style of artist Lydia Nichols, it’s a seamless bridge. And not...Show More Summary

‘Arrow’ TV recap: For the show’s next death-defying act, please welcome (back)…Constantine!

WE’VE KNOWN for some time that Caity Lotz would be returning to her role as Sara Lance — ever since it was announced that she’d be a regular cast member on the CW’s next superhero show, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”Read full article >...

Now that 5 Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ posters have landed, what do they reveal?

AS I STOOD in line today at Best Buy, there it came, booming through the loudspeakers like an undeniable market force. Or rather, Force.It was the “Star Wars” theme, Bummm-bum. Ricocheting around the big-box room. Bum-bum-bum-BUM-bummm. Show More Summary

Vertigo’s new ‘Unfollow’ taps into dark side of social media — and the character of humanity

140 CHARACTERS. 17 billion dollars.Those are the two driving factors in the new series “Unfollow,” by writer Rob Williams and artist Michael Dowling, which debuts today in print and digitally from Vertigo Comics.Read full article >>

As Snoopy gets Hollywood star, here’s what ‘Peanuts Movie’ gets right about him as cartoon star

EVEN IN Hollywood, Snoopy finishes ahead of Charlie Brown.Just days before “The Peanuts Movie” hits thousands of cineplex screens, Charlie Brown’s star beagle yesterday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, right next to creator Charles M. Schulz — and before the dog’s very owner has even received one. (Good grief, indeed, Chuck.)Read full article >>

‘Supergirl’ TV recap: Are the season’s (red) eye-opening reveals arriving early? It’s all relative.

WE’RE ONLY two episodes into the CBS hit “Supergirl,” and already, two major questions are being addressed head on.First, we’re quickly finding out just how much family ties can bind — especially if your auntie is a baddie.Read full article >>

Casting a Bat-light toward the striking new ‘Dark Knight III’ Book 2 variant covers

BEN AFFLECK’s Batman is still nearly a half-year away, but an older, grittier and angrier Batman will debut this year, in DC Comics’s highly anticipated Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Which means the march of the striking variant covers is fully underway.Read full article >>

Can Brazilian twin cartoonists adapt a dark tale of Brazilian twins? Yes, and insightfully so.

(courtesy of Dark Horse Comics)IT WAS 15 years ago when Fábio Moon discovered Brazilian author Milton Hatoum’s book “Dos Irmaos” (Two Brothers) and was pulled magnetically to its subject matter. Moon is Brazilian, too, and he himself has a twin brother -- Gabriel Bá, the other half of an Eisner Award-winning fraternal duo. Show More Summary

‘Arrow’ TV recap: Amid bad blood, who can get close to the heart of Darhkness?

JUST WHEN IT looked as though the relationship between Oliver Queen and Quentin Lance was taking a turn for the worse (and that’s saying something, given their difficult and complex history), we are dealt with a twist: The Green Arrow and Star City’s top cop are looking past some glaring differences to try to take down this season’s baddie, Damien Darhk.Read full article >>

‘Batgirl’s’ creative team pops a new romantic question: Is three company, or a crowd?

BATGIRL has remained one of DC Comics’s hottest titles, buoyed by the youthful prose of writers Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, along with the fun and sexy artwork of Babs Tarr — even without employing a love triangle.Read full article >>

‘The Flash’ TV recap: A son rises from the West, and King Shark flashes his teeth

The usual caveat: Thar be spoilers.WELL, “FLASH” FANS: If you thought Francine’s contention that she had only months to live would be the most dramatic moment in Tuesday night’s episode, you were proved wrong.Read full article >>

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