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The CW Announces Season Finale Dates for The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:16

Curious about when your favorite shows on The CW will be airing their season finales? Well, thanks to the network, we have a nifty little graphic to share that lists them all out for you.

As for what we care about the most, “The Originals” Season 2 concludes on May 11, 2015; “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6 wraps up on May 14, 2015; and “Supernatural” Season 10 winds down on May 20, 2015.

You’ll also find the finale dates for “Arrow” and “The Flash,” two shows you should be watching, along with “Reign” and “Jane the Virgin.”

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Another Trailer Arrives for iZombie Episode 1.01

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:07

We’re now less than a week away from the premiere of “iZombie” on The CW, and yet another trailer has arrived to whet your appetites for this show’s new flavor of zombie mayhem.  Liv, our main character, may be a zombie, but she’s never been more alive!

Related Story: iZombie Creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero Tease What to Expect

Episode 1.01 – “Pilot” (airs 3/17/15)
A NEW SERIES FROM THE BRAINS BEHIND “VERONICA MARS” — Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out… until she is turned into a zombie.  Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv loses her drive and ambition. She breaks off her engagement with charming soulmate Major (Robert Buckley), fearful of infecting him with her condition. Liv transfers her medical residency to the city morgue in order to access the only form of sustenance left available to her – the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity – brains. 

There are side effects to Liv’s new diet: With each brain Liv consumes, she experiences “visions” – flashes of the corpse’s memories – which often provide clues as to how they were killed.  Her boss, the brilliant but eccentric Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), encourages her to embrace this gift and to work with unproven homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) to help solve these murders.  In doing so, Liv finds a measure of peace and a new sense of purpose in what her “life” has now become.  David Anders also stars.  Rob Thomas directed the episode written by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

For more info visit “iZombie” on CWTV.com, “like” “iZombie” on Facebook, and follow “iZombie” on Twitter.

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Get a Sneak Peek of The Downward Spiral in The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.16

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:50

“The Vampire Diaries” returns tomorrow night with the Ian Somerhalder-directed Episode 6.16, entitled “The Downward Spiral.” Today we have a clip from the ep which asks: Can Stefan save Caroline’s humanity before it’s too late? Place your bets now!

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.16 – “The Downward Spiral” (3/12/15)
After shutting off her humanity following the death of her mother, Caroline (Candice Accola) gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum.  Not knowing how to handle the new Caroline, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a race against the clock. 

Meanwhile, after seeking answers from Kai (guest star Chris Wood) about the prison world, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) world is turned upside when he learns some devastating news about his mother, Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). 

Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finds himself becoming increasingly intrigued by Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristin Mays), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world.  Ian Somerhalder directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries.

For more info visit “The Vampire Diaries” on CWTV.com, “like” “The Vampire Diaries” on Facebook, and follow “The Vampire Diaries” on Twitter.

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Danny Trejo and More Join From Dusk Till Dawn the Series

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:13

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming, but our main question is… What took so long?!?!? Danny Trejo is once again ready to put the bite on in Robert Rodriguez’s reimagining of his feature film From Dusk Till Dawn along with the newly cast Briana Evigan.

From the Press Release:
El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” Trejo has been cast in the roll of “The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the From Dusk Till Dawn film franchise as “Razor Charlie.”

Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry; yet, his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead in Tombstone, and Muppets Most Wanted. He can be heard as the voice of “Skeleton Luis” in The Book of Life. Danny’s recent television work includes his first series regular role on the FX show “Saint George” as well as an appearance on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He has had recurring roles on “Sons of Anarchy” and “King of the Hill” and has appeared on episodes of “Franklin and Bash,” “Bones,” “Modern Family,” and “Breaking Bad.” He has also voiced characters for Cartoon Network’s “Young Justice” and “The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange.” He can currently be seen in the Super Clio Award-winning Snickers commercial where he plays blonde high school student Marcia Brady.

Briana Evigan (Step Up 2) has also joined the cast of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” as Sonja – an American expatriate working as a tattoo artist in a Mexican Mercado – who also has a sideline forging papers and passports out of her back room.

The returning cast includes: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo

Season One of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centered on bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who were on the run to Mexico when they encountered former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, who were taken hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensued when the group detoured to the Titty Twister, a strip club populated by culebras, snake-like ancient creatures who survive by drinking human blood. They were forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

Season Two explores a new chapter in this supernatural crime saga that travels from Mexico to the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santanico (Gonzalez) and Richie (Holtz) are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jessie Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb. And Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Coto (also showrunner), Diego Gutierrez (also writer), and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa.

Miramax is distributing “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” internationally in all territories.

Photo Credit: Kurt Volk/El Rey Network

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Nerdist Unveils the Easy Brains Oven

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:07

Our friends at Nerdist.com are always up to something cool and fun, and today they have just the perfect thing to spice up any “iZombie” or “The Walking Dead” viewing parties you might be hosting over the coming days: the Easy Brains Oven!

They say that you are what you eat, and if that’s true, your little zombie must be one smart cookie. Surely there has to be an easier way to satisfy your insatiable hunger for human flesh than chasing down survivors! Now there is, thanks to the all-new Easy Brains Oven! This hot, new kitchen playset is so simple that even shambling corpses can use it. Read on for more details…

About the Easy Brains Oven:
Are your little ones feeling a little sluggish? Have they lost that just-bitten pep in their step? Are their eyes glazed over from boredom instead of the otherworldly power that brought them back to life? If your tiny undead monster has an insatiable hunger and only freshly baked brains will do, we’ve got the playset for you.

Introducing the Easy Brains Oven, a brand new kitchen set that will help you whip up delicious, piping hot, gourmet grey matter when live humans are scarce! Simply insert the Easy Brain™ human brain mix, wait 60 minutes, and voila! Fresh… braiiiins. Some adult supervision required.

For more info visit Nerdist.com, and be sure to subscribe to the Nerdist YouTube Channel.

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XLrator Media Joins the Tokyo Tribe

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:01

Remember that bat-shit-crazy sounding flick Tokyo Tribe we told you about a while back? Well, strap in, kids, because we have some good news for you! It now has domestic distro!

From the Press Release:
XLrator Media (Jimi: All Is by My Side, The Machine) has acquired North American distribution rights to the street-gang/martial arts action/hip-hop musical epic TOYKO TRIBE, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). XLrator Media will release the film in fall 2015 on its “TURBO” action label.

TOKYO TRIBE was written and directed by Sion Sono, whose previous film Why Don’t You Play in Hell? won TIFF’s People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. TOKYO TRIBE stars Ryohei Suzuki and Young Dais and is based on the manga by Santa Inoue. It was produced by Yoshinori Chiba, Kinya Oguchi, and Nobuhiro Iizuka.

“Audiences have never seen anything like TOKYO TRIBE and will be blown away by its originality, energy, and mind-blowing action and musical sequences that pay homage to everything from Quentin Tarantino to Scarface to West Side Story,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

In a futuristic, alternate Tokyo made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds, territorial street gangs rule the city. The opposing factions – each with their own distinctive style — control different neighborhoods, and crossing territorial lines leads to riots and rumbles. When a megalomaniacal gang leader tries to invade the other gangs’ turf, the city explodes into an all-out war.

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin for Nikkatsu Corporation.

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SXSW 2015: Poster for the Manson Family Vacation Stares Right Through You

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:24

Charles Manson. For as long as there’s air to breathe, his name will rightfully live in infamy. The latest film based on Charlie’s exploits, Manson Family Vacation, is getting set to have its premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival (March 13-21, 2015, in Austin, Texas), and right now we have a look at the official artwork.

From writer/director J. Davis, The Manson Family Vacation stars Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Tobin Bell, Adam Chernick, and Davie-Blue.  It tells the story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family.

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Upcoming Film Rings a Prequel to The Ring Remake?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:22

Back in January we learned that F. Javier Gutierrez was working on a reboot of The Ring, though recent clarification suggests that perhaps “reboot” isn’t quite the proper term for this one. Is Rings actually more of a prequel? Read on for the latest!

Our good pals over at Bloody Disgusting just scored an interesting little morsel of exclusive news about the project, titled Rings, revealing that the 2002 remake’s continuity is most definitely not being thrown out the window in favor of an entirely new tale.

Our sources tell us that the new The Ring is actually a prequel and takes place before the 2002 remake that starred Naomi Watts as a woman uncovering the mystery behind a haunted VHS tape,” writes BD’s Brad Miska. “Rings will take place years before the creation of said tape and tell the origin of Samara’s reign of terror.”

Rings will hit theaters on November 13, 2015.

Gutierrez directed from a script written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka, and Jacon Aaron Estes. Italian actress Matilda Lutz stars.

Based on a Japanese cult success, the first U.S. film went on to gross $249 million at the worldwide box office. That was enough to justify a sequel, which didn’t match the first one’s B.O. power but still grossed $160 million worldwide despite sucking CG deer dick.

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Production Begins on The Boy with The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:16

We told you back in January that “The Walking Dead’s” Lauren Cohan (Maggie) signed on for a slight reprieve from the zombie apocalypse in the film The Boy, and now word has come that production has begun.

Cohan stars in the horror thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) is directing the project, which is aiming for a January 22, 2016, release.

The script, written by Stacey Menear, centers on a nanny (Cohan) who is tasked with overseeing a lifelike doll by a bizarre couple who treat it as a real child. The couple use the doll as way to cope with the death of their young son, but the nanny becomes increasingly convinced that it is alive.

Producing are Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg, Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Adam Stone, along with Jim Wedaa.

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Eli Roth Updates on The Green Inferno and Cabin Fever Remake

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:06

Eli Roth is spinning a handful of plates at the moment with both directorial efforts and production ventures soon headed our way. This week he’s provided big ole updates on a couple of those projects so read on for the latest in the world of Eli!

In an interview with IGN, Roth first opened up about cannibal flick The Green Inferno, revealing that it’s pretty damn close to release, though legal issues are still being ironed out.

Trust me when I say there are no less than four lawyers from different companies on conference calls and email chains every single day trying to work this out,” said Roth. “I was hoping to have it resolved today or by Monday so we could do something to hopefully have it out this summer. That’s what everyone’s working towards. To have it out August or September. But I was 90 days out from a release, there was a trailer and posters in theaters, and it got pulled. So please don’t hold me to anything, but trust me when I say everybody is all over it working it out.”

We’re at the one-yard line, but I’ve also been there before so I don’t want to say anything, but I just thank everyone for their patience and understanding,” he continued. “And it really helps when people tweet ‘Please release it, please release it’ – it keeps the fire burning, but everyone is working to resolve it.”

Roth also spoke about the upcoming Cabin Fever remake in the same interview, clearing up the rumors that it was going to be a shot-for-shot affair.

They came to me exactly a year ago and said, ‘We want to remake Cabin Fever using your original script,’” he noted. “You’ve got to realize that from an egotistical point of view, I wrote Cabin Fever when I was 22 years old. Right out of university. And for six years everyone told me, ‘This is an un-makeable piece of shit.’ So the fact that the same script would get made twice and that 20 years later, 20 years after I originally wrote it, it got sent around Hollywood and people were reading the same dialogue. I looked at it as like staging a play – as an experiment I just wanted to see how it would turn out. So I came on as one of the executive producers.”

I saw the cut and thought that what Travis [Zariwny] did was so smart – he kept the original script, but he changed the deaths so all the kills are different. You don’t know how they’re going to come. I was watching it and he didn’t tell me that he did that and I was so happy he did – because nobody wants to see a re-do that’s the same thing that they already know. So he leads you in one direction with the audience thinking that they know what’s coming, then puts a fantastic spin on it. And it looks awesome – it’s a really fun movie. I’m happily surprised at how it’s turned out.”

This unique Cabin Fever remake is finished and presumably ready for release, though a date hasn’t been set. So for now, as with The Green Inferno, we sit back and wait.

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