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Parting Shot: Conan O’Brien’s Kid-Friendly Version of the Spider-Man Musical [Video]

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The latest piece of The New York Times Pulitzer-worthy series of articles about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark indicated that the retooled Broadway musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero is indeed less disastrously awful than it once was, but stopped somewhere in "lousy" on its way to "good" and is only suitable for young children. Prompted by the harsh review, Conan O'Brien put together an approximation of what a kids' version of Turn Off the Dark would look like, complete with original songs

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Link Ink: ‘Green Lantern’ Goes ‘MAD,’ Pokemon Fireworks and ‘Star Wars’ Cakes

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Parody: Just in case you need a little more Green Lantern movie parody in your life, MAD's got you covered this month starting June 28.

Movies: Tom Spurgeon ponders whether Annie is the most successful adaptation of a comic, noting its enduring legacy of success across multimedia and wider pop culture.

Mashups: Canaan Grall makes it the Odinson's time to meet th

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‘American Idol’ and Spider-Man Musical Combine to Make Each Other Even Worse [Video]

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Just when it seemed like the season finale of American Idol couldn't get any ghastlier, Bono and The Edge took to the stage of the inexplicably popular karaoke competition to perform a song from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Joining the U2 dadrockers was Reeve Carney, longtime star and survivor of the demons

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Link Ink: ‘Beast Wars’ Gets Collected, The Spider-Man Musical Improves and R2D2 Smokes (Food)

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Upcoming: Shout! Factory will release Transformers: Beast Wars the complete series collector's edition DVD box set on June 7. The set will include all 52 series episodes, new bonus content and a special 24-page comic, among other goodies.That's just prime by me.

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Revised Spider-Man Musical More Heroic, Less Nightmarish

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The New York Times' Patrick Healy watched a rehearsal of the newly retooled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and reports that the Broadway production, which has returned for preview performances following a three-week hiatus, now more closely resembles the myth of Spider-Man as understood by general audiences and is less preoccupied with the bizarre inventions and critically savaged vision of former Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor. Composers Bono and The Edge of U2 have also owned up to mistakes with the original production, which cost a record-setting $70 million and sent numerous performers to the hospital with variously serious injuries.The original version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dar

Link Ink: ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Returns, a 3-D Printer gets Kinect-ed and NYC Movies Come Alive

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Musicals: Watch out now, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark reopens to previews on May 12. Never has the term "reimagined" been so welcomed by so many.

Digital: Yen Press is bringing Yotsuba&! to its iPad app... for almost the same price as its print editions.

Sci-Fi: The B

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Spider-Man Musical Bloody Enough to Inspire New ‘Law & Order’ Episode

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In the criminal justice system, great power comes with great responsibility...

Joining the infamous ranks of the alleged O.J. Simpson murders and the alleged Michael Jackson child molestations and the alleged murder of JonBenet Ramsey by her parents is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Like those other atrocities, the disastrous Broadway m

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers Silence the Geek Chorus

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Finally, some good news for the endlessly plagued Spider-Man musical, Turn Off the Dark. The New York Times reported on Thursday that the show's deeply despised "Geek Chorus" -- a group of nerds who fanfic the ludicrous story as it rolls

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Spider-Man Musical Sidelines Another Actor with Neck Injury

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Another innocent Broadway actor was seriously injured in a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the New York Times reported. T.V. Carpio will spend the next two weeks recovering from what sources say is a neck injury sustained during a March 16 preview performance of the savagely dangerous musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero. Carpio, who plays the new villain Arcachne, is the fifth Turn Off t

Link Ink: ‘X-Men: First Class’ Wreaks ‘Havok,’ Ward Sutton Takes Spidey to ‘Turn Off the Dark’ and ‘The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox’

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Movies: Havok (played by Lucas Till) seems more like a Pyro in a new X-Men: First Class image.

Webcomics: Wired UK reveals that Angry Birds co-founder Mikael Hed wrote a webcomic series called August Jessor in a past life -- like, way back in 2007. It's still online to peruse, to boot!

Gaming: Mike Fahey reviews the $160 Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Tournament Edition Arcade FightStick from M

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