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STX Saves Henson’s Puppet Thriller ‘The Happytime Murders’

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:46

STX Entertainment is getting behind a long-gestured Jim Henson Company project, the now-untitled The Happytime Murders, reports Deadline.

The film will combine live-action and puppetry made so famous by the Henson family but with a black comedy twist.

The story is by Todd Berger and Dee Robertson with revisions that have been done by Erich and Jon Hoeber (Red and Red 2).

Back in 2012 Todd Berger promised that Happytime Murders “is full-on R,” adding, “There is swearing, there’s sex, violence, murder. There’s no way. Maybe with some work it could be PG-13 but as of now we’ve embraced the R-rating.”

The R-rated thriller takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show called “The Happytime Gang” begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case.

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Selling Terror In the ‘burbs!

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:38

I really, really, really like these new “Fear the Walking Dead” promos as they bring fear to a place reminiscent of both the Dawn of the Dead remake and Tobe Hooper’s The Poltergeist – the suburbs.

One thing I don’t like about AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is that it takes place after the infected overrun and decimated the planet. It removes believability and relatability from the series.

With the upcoming “Fear the Walking Dead,” the teasers are promising to infect and terrorize average people enjoying a typical day. Is there anything more frightening than thinking your walk to 7-11 could be interrupted by the undead?

“Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.

“Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead” are also heading to Comic-Con. Full details here.

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Mark Frost Says “Twin Peaks” Won’t Be Until 2017

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:35

At a recent visit to the Baseball Hall Of Fame, “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost spoke about the upcoming third season of the show, stating that the series won’t be coming to Showtime until 2017, not the expected 2016 date we’ve all been hearing about.

Frost stated:

We had 32 hours back in 1991-92, and with my partner David Lynch we kind of blew open that genre of the nighttime soap and took it in a whole other direction,” Frost said. “A lot of people always look back at Twin Peaks and say that was the start of this explosion we’ve had in good television drama, but we did it in a time when there were still only three networks. The challenge for us is to try and come back and raise the bar above what we did the last time. We’re coming back with season three of Twin Peaks after a 25-year absence. We’ve finished the scripts, we start production in September, and that will be coming out on Showtime sometime in 2017.

Now, it’s worth noting that the show aired from 1990-91 but apparently the interviewer is adamant that this wasn’t a typo and that Frost didn’t misspeak, according to Welcome To Twin Peaks.

Frost also let slip that his book “The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks” will be coming out next year, instead of the original Fall 2015 release date. Looks like there are a lot of delays happening in that universe…

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Life After Living In a Butt Hole: The Instagrams Of ‘Bad Milo’!

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:08

After escaping Ken Marino’s colon and going on a murder spree it seems everyone’s favourite arse demon has moved to a less brown abode & is enjoying a selfie or two over on the photo sharing app.  You can follow the little ass dwelling maniac over at www.instagram.com/BadMiloAtHome

Would you like to see a sequel to the bum burrowing movie Bad Milo!? Jacob Vaughan directed the 2013 horror comedy that centered on a guy (Ken Marino) who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. It became an instant cult classic!

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Bad Ass Canadians to Exhibit Their Bad Ass Art

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:06

While American celebrated Independence Day Canada were shooting their fireworks a few days earlier on July 1st for Canada Day.  Carrying on the spirit of of bigging up the Great White North, this week sees the opening of an exhibition in Toronto featuring artistic inspiration from the country’s film & TV.

This show profiles some amazing Canadian artists and illustrators, who will be paying homage to Canadian cult films and television.

Such artists as Josh Deck, Sara Deck, Sabrina Parolin, and Matthew Therrien and many more will display pieces paying tribute to the likes of David Cronenberg, the films of Astron 6 and Jason Eisener, My bloody valentine and Strange Brew, as well as pieces devoted to SCTV, The kids in the hall, Brett the hit man Hart and Tom Green and many many more.

This show will have an opening reception on July 8th, and will run the entire month of July.

RSVP to the Facebook event or check it out for more details about the artists involved.

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Klone Guitarist Guillaume Bernard Talks ‘Here Comes The Sun’ (Interview)

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:00

A genre that I find myself coming back to time and time again is progressive rock, especially when it’s melancholic, dark, and emotionally heavy. I find comfort in the music of Opeth, Anathema, and Katatonia, giving myself entirely into their beautiful yet mournful, pensive melodies.

That’s what drew me into French progressive rockers Klone, who take inspiration from the above bands but still manage to create their own unique sound, one that offers just as much beauty and delight. And with their new album Here Comes The Sun, the band continues to evolve and grow their sound, taking it in new and wonderful directions.

To celebrate this release, we caught up with guitarist Guillaume Bernard to discuss the new album, how the band writes their material, who they’d want for a “dream collaboration”, and more. You can read this exclusive interview below.

The band recently announced that they will be opening for Devin Townsend on several European tour dates. More information can be found here. Make sure to also order your copy of Here Comes The Sun via iTunes.

‘Here Comes The Sun’ is the band’s fifth full length album. Describe this journey, both as musicians and how you each grew as well as for the music itself and
how it has changed over the years.

Klone is a band who don’t want to play the same music. At the beginning we were more influenced by metal band with a rock grungy touch. We learn to play music together and we decided to experiment all what is possible, like to include saxophones, harp, etc.. Over the years the music became more and more atmospheric and today we totally assume the rock progressive sides of the music. Here Comes The Sun is for us our best album with mature composition. We wanted something intense and deep.

You covered “Summertime”, one of the most recognizable songs in music history. What was it about this particular song that made you want to craft your own take on it?

This is a song I learn at school when I was young, and the melody still turn around in my head over the years. We decided to put a new blow on it and to work on the bluesy side of this music. It was a big challenge for us to do this cover and we’re really proud of it!

Your music is incredibly layered and textured. Being a band for nearly 20 years, I’m sure that you’ve all learned how to write with each other. But can you explain to me
a little bit about how you go about writing a song?

I’m the principal composer since the beginning of a band. I learn a lot of things listening to a lot of different music as classical music. I like to let my instinct guide me for that and I don’t like when the song writing process is not natural. Yann [Ligner] write his lyrics listening to the Klone’s music. The music inspire him a lot, and he’s like a painter who try to describe the music putting words on it.

I feel like there is a strong feeling of melancholy and nostalgia throughout the music of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. What do you take inspiration from in order to reach the
write mindset when writing Klone music?

You’re right! I take inspiration everywhere, when I’m walking on the street for example, ideas come in my head. There is also things in my personal life who touch me and finally I transform all this feeling in my music. Nowadays, the mood in the world his really dark, and that also touch me. I like the idea that the music have to describe the world where we live.

Considering that you’ve release so much material over the past decade, I’m guessing there is already material for a new album. What do you think the next Klone album
will sound like?

I think it’s too early to answer you about that… The only thing I can tell you is the point of beginning for the new album will be the last song of ‘Here Comes The Sun’, “The Last Experience”. I want something very heavy, dark, and ambient!

Some of the bands that you apparently take inspiration from are many of my favorites, such as Anathema, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Katatonia, etc… If you could collaborate with any musicians on material for your next album, who would be some of your dream choices?

I really like to have special guest for the next album. Why not Devin Townsend, the singer of Anathema, or Opeth!

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[TV Review] “Scream” Episode 1.02: ‘Hello, Emma’

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:00

Scream returned tonight with “Hello, Emma,” an episode that cemented the type of show that Scream is trying to be. Unfortunately for anyone hoping for it to be tonally similar to the film series, it seems to be going for more of a Degrassi feel than a Scream feel. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it’s good that the show is carving its own identity, but it’s bad for anyone hoping for Scream to be a legitimate horror show.  When I reviewed the pilot a few weeks ago, I commented on how the show has potential, but it still has a ways to go. That is still the case with “Hello, Emma,” as it didn’t do much to push me over the love it/hate it threshold. 

The episode was book-ended by two strong scenes. The first was Rachel’s murder by hanging, and the second was the killer’s second phone call to Emma (which contained the creepy “did you just lock me in or out” seen in many of the promos). These two scenes had the playfulness that was lacking from the pilot, but that playfulness was nowhere to be seen between these two great set pieces.

The main issue with the series (and something I touched upon in my initial review), is that the characters aren’t that particularly interesting. They fit into their archetypes just fine, but they’re all just kind of boring. Emma showed a little more spunk this week, which bodes well for future episodes since she was the least interesting part of the pilot. Other than her and Brooke (who is the most interesting character but has the least interesting storyline), no one stands out.

We were introduced to Gale Weathers stand-in Piper Shay (Amelia Rose Blaire, a stand-out in True Blood’s weak final seasons), who has her own crime podcast (as opposed to Gale’s TV show). She was relegated to two or three brief scenes though, and is missing the ruthlessness that made Courteney Cox’s character so memorable. Ideally this will be remedied in future episodes, but with 8 episodes left the show better get on it.

This episode went all out with it’s homages to the film series. Interestingly enough, many of the callbacks were to Scream 4. This makes sense, since both the series and the third sequel take place in the same generation, though we did get an homage to the original Scream when Emma heard some female classmates talking about her in the restroom. I have no issues with callbacks to the films, but many of the ones in “Hello, Emma” came off as pale imitations rather than homages.

That will be my last comparison of the show to the film series, as I think we all owe it to the series to judge it on its own merits.

Hanging Out

If Scream is wanting to be more soapy like Degrassi or Pretty Little Liars, that is fine. It is just something that all of us (myself included) are going to have to accept. It’s just such a jarring transition when we go to really effective horror scenes to the over-the-top soapiness of teen drama. That being said, that is what it would be like in real life if the events in Scream were to actually happen, so I may be being too harsh on the show.

There have been complaints from people about the acting on Scream. While it’s an understandable point of view, it really just comes down to the type of show that is being developed. Scream is a teen soap opera. A teen soap opera requires a certain kind of “poor acting.” That over-the-top acting is a big reason why I compare the series to Degrassi. It just takes some getting used to since the soap opera is kind of a dying art form.

In other news, we didn’t really get any more information on Maggie’s past with her deformed tormentor, but we did learn that she is a mortician (or a crime scene photographer, I’m not really sure). The one thing that is refreshing about Scream is that it seems like the police force might be competent. Once Maggie told Sheriff Hudson that Rachel was most likely murdered, he didn’t immediately shut her down.

What did you think of “Hello, Emma?” Did you like it more than the pilot? Or has Scream lost you completely? Let us know in the comments below!

Random Notes

  • Spot the Pop Culture Reference: Seth refers to Noah as Will Graham from Hannibal, there are references to Game of Thrones (more than once), Terminator and Scandal. Did I miss any?
  • Are we ever going to learn what pulled Noah underwater last week? Or was it really just a wire? If so, boo.
  • I love how they try to dress Amelia Rose Blaire down by giving her glasses. Where’s her ponytail?
  • Is anyone else having any trouble telling the guys apart? I can pick out Noah, but all the rest are interchangeable to me.
  • Ah, the classic paint/blood mixup. Kind of surprised they resolved that cliffhanger from last week so quickly.
  • “It’s my fault that you slept with Nina?” -This made me chuckle. At least Emma has some sass. I thought she was kind of boring in the pilot.
  • Noah has his own monologue music (the violins). Not sure if I love it or hate it yet.
  • Seth has his entire class take a moment of silence to mourn Rachel, a girl none of them (except Audrey) has ever met. Alright.
  • That gay rights joke is already dated, given the Supreme Court ruling last week. Things like that could be a problem for the show.
  • “I kissed him. At the party. In the greenhouse…and it felt great.” -Emma, get better at making guys jealous.
  • “You’re like a ninja.” “That’s racist.” -I actually thought this was really funny.
  • Brooke and Seth’s relationship is awful. If any of you watch Pretty Little Liars (though I feel like I may be the only one on this site who does), it’s worse than Aria & Ezra’s relationship. And I hate Ezria. Just kill the teacher and let Brooke do her own thing.
  • “A girl loves a little romance with her gore.” -No. Just….no. Also, that’s kind of sexist.
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[Shark Week] ‘SHARK!’ Burt Reynolds Sans Mustache, Movie Sans Shark

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:57

ID: Shark! (1969)
Length: 1:31
Classification: Action Adventure posing as Animal Attack

It’s Shark Week! and while the last few years of Discovery’s shark themed TV haven’t been the greatest, I still can’t help but get excited. It also gave me an excuse to finally break into a Shark attack DVD pack I bought at a convention a while ago! Sharks are beautifully terrifying creatures that are basically dinosaurs and that’s fucking great!

I started with Shark! for no other reason than it had an exclamation point in it which made me think lots of awesome shark action…and sure enough the film opens up with a diver swimming around until he is surrounded by sharks and torn to shreds and then the explosive title hits the screen, SHARK! 

But that is basically where the shark angle ends and the Indiana Jones/Casablanca story starts. Sam Fuller, famous for Shock Corridor and White Dog, had originally written a screenplay titled  “Caine” based on the book His Bones are Coral by Victor Canning. The  screenplay was always meant to be an action adventure but when Troma  Enterprises got to it they decided to jump on the animal attack  bandwagon. The movie was cut to pieces and so severely re-edited that  Sam Fuller wanted his name off of the thing, he didn’t succeed. But the  strangest thing is, I actually kind of dug it.

The basic premise is the diver at the beginning who was killed was a part  of a trio of treasure hunters who claim to be oceanographers. They hire  the facilities of an extremely young Burt Reynolds and convince him to  dive into shark-infested waters for science! But really, for treasure!  Reynolds gets wise to the game and a very Indiana Jones: Raiders  adventure happens

It was at the 58-minute point where I gave up on ever seeing a second  shark attack in this decidedly mistitled movie I realized I was still having  fun. Burt Reynolds is charming as always and it does hold a Spaghetti Western atmosphere that I appreciated. While Sam Fuller may have disowned the film, as well he should have as it sounds, I could still feel a Fuller touch.

Unsurprisingly, the picture and sound quality are near VHS quality but I wasn’t expecting much more than that when I bought it. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Shark! in its cast and lack of sharkeyness. Though I did get my second shark attack towards the end. Sadly, according to IMDB trivia, one of the stuntmen involved in one of the shark attacks scenes actually was killed because the shark wasn’t properly sedated.

Well, that’s it for Shark! and I encourage you to check it out if you get a chance, try to get a group together! I’ll be back with another discussion on cheesy shark movies.

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Details For ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ Plot Revealed (Exclusive)

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:00

We’ve got our hands on some rather incredible news regarding the upcoming stand-alone film Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which takes place before the events of A New Hope and follows a crew of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

Yesterday, we posted that Darth Vader would be returning as one of the villains in the film but now we have some additional information on other villains that will be entering the fray!

Our source has shared this incredible and exclusive information with us:

Ben Mendelsohn’s new Moff character is indeed the big baddie of Rogue One. The other main villains of the piece are bounty hunters hired by the Moff to quietly retrieve the stolen Death Star plans at all costs. Vader factors in once he realizes that the plans have been stolen, so he joins the hunt in a supporting role and is none too pleased.

These bounty hunters include Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, Zuckuss & 4LOM, IG-88, and Cad Bane, who is from ‘Clone Wars’ and is making his live action debut.

There might some new ones as well, but that’s the core group. So Fett will absolutely appear on screen again in a semi-main role before his solo film.

Our source also tells us that there have been thoughts of adding a Wookie bounty hunter to the group, although that has yet to be confirmed.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) based on a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz. As well as Mendelsohn, the film stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna. It is scheduled to be released on December 16th, 2016.

Alright Star Wars fans, who’s excited by these details? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Patrick Wilson Posts Photo With Vera Farmiga For ‘The Conjuring 2′

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 01:17

Patrick Wilson took to Twitter to announce the return of Ed and Lorraine Warren by posting a photo of himself and costar Vera Farmiga. The two will be the main stars of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s The Conjuring 2, which is said to be inspired by the “Enfield Poltergeist,” which took place at a council house in Brimsdown village, borough of Enfield, England during the late 1970s. (You can read all about that here).

The photo shows Wilson with Farmiga standing in front of a building that bears a sign stating “New England Paranormal Research Center”. Wilson captioned the photo, saying, “We’re baaaaaack.” and tagged director James Wan.

The film is set for a June 10, 2016 release date.

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[Review] ‘Dude Bro Party Massacre III’ Is a Gut-Busting, Beer-Soaked Fever Dream

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 21:38

If the title Dude Bro Party Massacre III doesn’t make you chuckle at east a little bit, then take a hike, Professor Highbrow. This ain’t your cup of tea. An hysterical barrage of WTF moments and bloody practical effects make up the bulk of the film, all wrapped around a revenge-slasher plot. It was made by the folks at 5-second films, a comedy troupe that made their name producing Vine-length comedy videos. That should give you some idea for how swift and relentless the humor comes in DBPMIII.

The film is presented as a long-lost banned film that was recorded off late night TV in the ‘80s. Snippets of twisted commercial pop up now and then. Cameos from the likes of Patton Oswalt, Andrew W.K., and Larry King show that the film is paying homage, rather than trying the old “years later this tape was found by police” gag a lot of contemporary horror still insists on pulling. It begins with wicked fun and gory kill reel from the first two installments that features some truly creative kills, including murder by arcade machine, juicer, and an homage to Kevin Bacon’s death in Friday the 13th. The original killer is a disfigured sorority mother knows as “Motherface.” When she was killed by frat boys, her daughter carved her mother’s face off and donned it s a mask to carry on her homicidal rampage. All of this exposition is presented in this opening highlight reel so no time is wasted when the real film kicks off.

Our protagonist is Brent Chirino (Alec Owen), whose brother was recently murdered by Motherface 2.0. To further investigate his demise, Brent begrudgingly leaves his life of gloomy solitude to pledge to the fraternity his brother called home. The head of the fraternity, Derek (The Room’s Greg Sestero), welcomes Brent with open arms. Others, like the raging hard-on Turbeaux (Paul Prado), aren’t so welcoming. Though Brent isn’t treated as poorly as new pledge Sizzler (Jimmy Wong – who’s confined to a “beef box” for much of the third act), he still has to gain the trust of his new brothers.

There is a subplot concerning two police officers, one of which is convinced that the fratboys are really sentient bags of oranges. To make them return to their true form, police chief Patton Oswalt instructs him to “bop them on the nose.” As gleefully oddball as that is, this subplot really hinders the madcap pace of the film.

Besides that small complaint about the subplot, DBPMIII is far better than I expected. The jokes hit hard and fast and the whole film’s quotable as hell. The creators and actors have been doing comedy for years and it shows in their timing. Some of the best gags are planted early on in the film only to pay off long after. I’m looking at you, President Reagan. This mix of absurd toilet humor, genuine cleverness, and true horror spirit make DBPMIII a kick ass party movie you can watch while pounding beers or enjoy just as much on sober weekday. It’s a wicked impressive debut film and chances are you’ll see this gut-buster popping up on Best Of lists at the end of the year.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III is available now on iTunes and from the film’s website.

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Darth Vader Returns! ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ Gains A Secondary Villain

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 20:25

The now-filming(!) Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One has managed to keep the majority of its details quiet over the past few months, but it looks like that is about to change.  Today was already Star Wars crazy enough, given the announcement that the second Star Wars Anthology entry will be a young Han Solo film and directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) for a May 2018 release.  We thought that would be the peak of Star Wars news today.  We were wrong.

Birth.Movies.Death is claiming that Ben Mendelsohn’s new Moff character isn’t the only baddie menacing Felicity Jones & Co. in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One next year: Darth Vader will be too!  While they go on to state that they aren’t sure how much Vader will be in the film and in what capacity, our own sources have painted a larger picture.

We all know that the central idea is that the film is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with a group of rebels stealing the plans for the Death Star and making off across the galaxy to deliver them to their superiors.  The “Rogue One” of the title is the name of their mission.  In pursuit is Mendelsohn’s Moff and his imperial cronies. That’s the vague set-up we’ve been given to date.

According to our own sources, Vader enters the fray when he learns that the plans have been stolen and is none too pleased about this.  While we should not expect everyone’s favorite, Force-choke happy Darth to be a main role in the film, it does sound like this will be more than a cameo.  Given that he recently participated on the animated series set during this same gap, “Star Wars: Rebels”, I think it is safe to assume that James Earl Jones will be back to voice Lord Vader.  Rumors still persist that WWE superstar Seamus has been cast as Vader in the suit, but no confirmation has been made at this time.

With filming underway, San Diego Comic-Con later in the week, and D23 creeping up next month, we should expect to hear a lot more about Rogue One in the coming weeks, both in terms of cast and story.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to hits theaters on December 16, 2016.  Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by John Knoll, Gary Whitta, and Chris Weitz, the film stars Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker.

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Has Found His Elektra!

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:15

The second season of Marvel TV’s hit Netflix series, “Daredevil“, is currently shooting and the core cast members have all returned.  After the recent casting of Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/The Punisher, the big questions on everyone’s minds have been “Who will play twisted assassin Bullseye?” and “Who will take on the role of Elektra?”.  Marvel has now officially answered the latter.

Head on over to our sister site, Villain Smash, to learn more!

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“The Strain” Trailer Hunts The Master; Animated Prequel #SDCC

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:09

Season 2 of Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” kicks off Sunday, July 12th. Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, a new trailer has been released that vows to hunt “The Master” until death, as well as an animated prequel that tells the story of the “Occido Lumen” (an important book that’s the second season’s device).

As the second season unfolds, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed.

Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history… and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after our team. Our team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable… before they become monsters themselves.

“The Strain” hails from showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse along with co-creators/executive producers/writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, and Regina Corrado serve as executive producers. “The Strain” is produced by FX Productions.

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“The Walking Dead” And Nuclear Blast Team Up For A Special Sampler CD

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:04

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Skybound Entertainment, the company started by Robert Kirkman, they will be teaming up with Nuclear Blast to create a special edition “The Walking Dead” sampler CD that will only be available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

The 14-track album will feature tracks from artists such as Children Of Bodom, Slayer, Fear Factory, Soilwork, Symphony X, Nightwish, and a whole lot more!

The official press release explains how to get your hands on one of these CDs:

Fans in attendance are encouraged to visit the Skybound Entertainment booth (#2729), as well as the Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball/KVH toys/JSR Merchandising booth (#501) starting Wednesday, July 8th and pick up a FREE CD sampler and to check out the latest releases from both companies!

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Han Solo Getting His Own ‘Star Wars’ Movie!

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:50

It looks like a certain scruffy looking nerfherder is going to be getting a movie of his own!

Lucasfilm has announced that The Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord will be working on a new film in the Star Wars universe that will focus on a young Han Solo.

The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley!

Lord and Miller stated:

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”

The script is being written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, who added:

“We’re so excited to be working with Chris and Phil, who will bring a fresh new dimension to the Star Wars universe. They’re two of the smartest, funniest and most original filmmakers around, and the ideal choice to tell the story of Han Solo, one of the coolest characters in the galaxy.”

Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the film will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra.

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Danny Elfman’s “Goosebumps” Score To Be Released By Madison Gate Records/Sony Classical

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:00

Madison Gate Records and Sony Classical have announced that they will be releasing the official soundtrack to the upcoming adventure horror/comedy Goosebumps, which features music composed by Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands). Madison Gate Records will be handling all digital versions while Sony Classical is taking care of physical copies.

The film is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee and Ken Marino and will be based upon R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name. It will be released on October 16th, 2015.

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“The X-Files” Revival’s First Ever Footage Is Here!

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:08

FOX has released a new promo for the upcoming 10th season revival of the sci-fi/thriller series “The X-Files” and it features actual footage from the new season!

Admittedly, the footage is super basic, showing Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating a dark house with their guns drawn as well as a clip of what appears to be Mulder looking at warehouse windows as some sort of bright light shines through. You can learn more about who’s returning by clicking here.

The promo clip is also meant to announce FOX’s “201 Days Of The X-Files”, which has them showing each and every episode of the show, in order, up until the 10th season series premiere on January 24th, 2016.

Check out the clip below!

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How Well Do You Know The ‘Terminator’ Movie Series?

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:00

The Terminator franchise has had its ups and downs, to be certain. The series started out with two incredible films, some even arguing that the sequel surpassed the original in all ways. Regardless of your thoughts on that topic, it can’t really be argued that the series then took a bit of a dive with T3 and Terminator: Salvation. They’re not bad films, per say, but they definitely lack the intensity and magic that the first two films brought forth.

Another reason the series began its downward trend was that the storyline became increasingly confusing. After all, it’s already a bit of a pain following a time travel thread that is interwoven in and out of itself in very odd ways. Adding in more complex ideas makes it all the more frustrating and puzzling.

Regardless of all of this, the universe has brought forth some very fun and exciting additions into the sci-fi genre. From the liquid metal Terminator to the Hunter Killers and more, these series offers treat after treat for any sci-fi fan!

But how well do you know the series? Are you as big of a fan as you think or could you stand to brush up on a few facts? Below are 15 questions to test your knowledge on the Terminator series. Give them a shot and then let us know how well you did!

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Freddy And Jason Have Received The “Mr. Potato Head” Treatment

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:40

Poptaters has announced that they will be releasing two horror-themed Mr. Potato Head-styled dolls, one themed after A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger and one after Friday The 13th‘s Jason Voorhees! Priced at $17.99 each, both are coming in October this year and are available to pre-order via Entertainment Earth (link for Jason), link for Freddy).

Freddy’s description reads:

From a Fried-Mare on Elm Street! Everybody’s favorite sharp-gloved spud is now the A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Kruger Poptaters Mr. Potato Head.

Jason’s reads:

It’s Fry-Day the 13th! Everybody’s favorite crazed spud in a hockey mask is now the Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Poptaters Mr. Potato Head.

Both gleefully state, “Take a stab at decorating your desk with the sportiest, scariest, starchiest tater in the produce section. Just don’t turn your back on him!

Check out photos of them below.

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