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Edie Nugent

New York, NY

Edie Nugent

New York based writer, reporter, interviewer and publicist with a passion for entertainment and geek-related media.

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Famous scenes actors are most proud of

Certain movie moments have a way of staying with us long after the other details of a film have faded from our memory. Often you need only mention a film's title, like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for example, to see an image of children silhouetted on their bikes against a full moon. If someone brings up Jurassic Park, visions of a T-Rex in the rain come flooding back.
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Romantic comedies with really messed up endings

Romantic comedies are often summarized thusly: "Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl." They're thought of as good date movies, light-hearted content that provides laughs and romance, with just a smidge of drama to raise the stakes of the plot. These sorts of films have been around almost as long as film itself, and perhaps that's why the form has more recently veered into darker territory.
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What the cast of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure look like today

It's hard to imagine a universe in which Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure doesn't exist. The quotable, feel-good romp through history manages to have some of the more solid time-travel logic seen on screen, and it made Keanu Reeves a star. Still, the story of Bill and Ted nearly came to an end most heinous when the production company behind the 1989 comedy classic filed for bankruptcy, and the film was shelved.
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Blair Witch Project ending explained

Part of the Blair Witch mania that took hold in the years following the film's release was due to its ambiguous ending.
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FLAME CON returns to Times Square in 2019: here’s your ticket and exhibitor info

Flame Con will return to Manhattan and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel for its fifth year in 2019. The 2018 installment saw a record attendance of over 7,000 people according to Geeks OUT, the organization that has been putting on this inclusive con since its Brooklyn debut in 2015. The two-day convention runs from Saturday to Sunday, August 17 – 18, 2019.
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American Horror Story characters who are based on real people

American Horror Story features a rotating cast of killers and the victims unfortunate enough to cross their paths.
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What the hotel from The Shining looks like today

When you think of that hotel from The Shining, any number of memorable images might cross your mind.
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From the page to the stage: Minky Woodcock comes alive with bunnies and burlesque

The sequential art of comics is by design a participatory experience, one that co-creates meaning between panel and reader. Our minds fill in the action between panels, imbuing them with movement, voice-overs, and emotion that complete the animation begun within the still frames of the artist and script of the writer.
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Movies that got filmmakers arrested

Directors and producers are known to clock long hours and endure strenuous situations in the making of their films, but sometimes getting the movie finished can lead to problems that can't be fixed with a well-earned vacation—
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Carlos Ezquerra, the visionary artist who co-created Judge Dredd, dies at 70

Today the comics community at large mourns the passing of legendary artist Carlos Ezquerra whose work co-creating Judge Dredd with writers Pat Mills, John Wagner and Alan Grant for 2000 AD defined that magazine through over 40 years of publishing and coalesced the modern British comics movement. The news broke today via Ezquerra’s Spanish publisher ECC Comics.
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Small details you missed in the Dark Phoenix trailer

The first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released, and unsurprisingly, there's a lot of anger, sadness, and foreshadowing packed into the two-minute clip. Writer/director Simon Kinberg has written the scripts for all the X-titles from 2011's X-Men: First Class through X-Men: Apocalypse, released in 2016.
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Kickstarter campaign to turn Minky Woodcock comic into a play is in its final week

Cynthia von Buhler‘s hard-boiled comic series Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini sees its debut as a hardcover collection next week, but that’s not the only offering from the prohibition-era gumshoe you’ll see in the coming months. We mentioned in our piece about the hardcover and interview with von Buhler that the comic was being adapted into a theatrical production.
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About

Edie Nugent

Edie Nugent was born and raised in New York City and works as a freelance writer and reporter who specializes in print and on-camera interviews. She is a staff writer for The Comics Beat and has worked as a contributing editor for Weird Tales Magazine. Her freelance reporting includes work for Comingsoon.net, Common Sense Media, Cinemovie, Arise News and WBAI. She also works as a publicist and press officer with a focus on off-Broadway theatre, film and the arts. Edie fell in love with writing in first grade, penning stories about magical donuts that came to life. By sixth grade, she had co-founded her own comic book label, of which she remains absurdly proud.

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Skills

  • writing
  • editing
  • reporting
  • interviewing
  • producing
  • press releases
  • publicity
  • press campaigns