The Walking Dead Spinoff Is Titled… Fear The Walking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 29, 2015 in Television

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Wow. Big points there, AMC. Fear The Walking Dead is the title of their new spinoff series of the popular zombie-themed TV show, and man, is that a boring title. I guess it’s better than The Walking Dead: Los Angeles or The Walking Dead: Miami. When’s The Walking Dead: Cyber coming out, eh? The series will start this summer with six episodes and then a second season in 2016. It’ll start an entirely different set of characters from the main series, and will reportedly focus on the start of the zombie apocalypse as the world falls into chaos. There’s also some character descriptions, which are included below. Read more…

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Spectre Teaser Trailer Arrives

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 29, 2015 in Cinema

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I know James Bond fans have been waiting patiently for the Spectre teaser trailer, so wait no longer: here it is! This looks pretty entertaining, and if you look hard, you can see some interesting hints at Bond’s past and a possible link with Spectre in this teaser. As usual, Daniel Craig is back as Bond and Sam Mendes returns to helm the pic, but the biggest new addition (in my opinion) is Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, the villain. I’ve never been a huge James Bond fan but this one is definitely piquing my interest more than usual. Check out the teaser trailer embedded below. Read more…

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Adam McKay Up For A Marvel Movie?

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 28, 2015 in Cinema

Film-The Big Short

The Anchorman director Adam McKay almost directed Ant-Man last year. He buffed up the script with Paul Rudd and was rumored to be the pick for director, but at the last minute Peyton Reed slid into the spot. Now, according to the Latino Review, McKay is in line to direct a Marvel pic. McKay has been vocal about wanting to make a Marvel movie, so given that he was almost in for one project, it wouldn’t be hard to sign onto another. Marvel certainly seems to like him! As for which film that could be, Latino Review speculates that the most likely option at this point in Inhumans. Maybe? Read more…

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Here’s Your First Look At The Full Deadpool Costume

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 28, 2015 in Cinema

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It’s finally starting to sink in that the Deadpool movie is actually happening. Ryan Reynolds has been teasing out little details here and there, but now we’ve got our first full shot of him in costume as Deadpool. And it’s pretty much the perfect way to introduce the character. I wonder how well Deadpool is known to the general movie-going public? Even if awareness is low, I’m sure that fans will evangelize heavily for this film. Deadpool’s following is dedicated! The first official synopsis also came out for the film… and, well, it doesn’t say much of anything. Deadpool will open February 12th, next year. Read more…

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Ben Mendelsohn Rumored For Role In Rogue One

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 27, 2015 in Star Wars

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The Star Wars spinoff film Rogue One is picking up steam fast: we heard recently from Disney that Felicity Jones would be in the production, but now rumors are circulating that Ben Mendelsohn could sign on to a lead role too. He’s been making news more and more often for his excellent performances in Killing Them Softly and The Place Beyond the Pines (he also had a brief role in The Dark Knight Rises). But mainly he’s been doing a great job in the Netflix series Bloodline, which has put him in the spotlight. He would fit perfectly into the Star Wars universe — let’s hope this rumor is true! Read more…

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Sony Nabs Robotech, Planning Film Franchise

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 27, 2015 in Anime, Cinema

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Warner Bros. has toyed around with the idea of doing a Robotech film for a long time, but never really got anywhere. Now, Sony has taken over the reigns, and plans to move quickly to start up what they hope to be a successful film franchise. Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are producing (they produced 300) and Michael Gordon is writing the script (he previously wrote G.I. Joe and… 300 too). As anime fans might know, there’s quite the history between Harmony Gold (the company that licensed the popular anime series Macross and re-edited it into Robotech) and the fanbase. However, my main concern is if the film can be any good… Read more…

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Spirited Away Finally Coming To Blu-ray In North America

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 26, 2015 in Anime, Cinema

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Ever since the first Studio Ghibli movie came out on Blu-ray, I’ve been waiting for Spirited Away to come out. It’s only been available on DVD since its US release in 2003, while it’s been available on Blu-ray in Japan since last year. That’s set to change, according to this new listing on Amazon, which official-looking box art. The Cat Returns also has a listing, helping to fill out the Blu-ray releases for their entire catalog. There are no release dates listed yet, but it’s just good to know that Disney, the official US distributor, hasn’t forgotten the second film to win Best Animated Feature. Hopefully it’s out by this summer! Read more…

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Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Stares Into Your Soul

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 26, 2015 in Cinema, Comic Books

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Jesse Eisenberg seems like a strange choice to play Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I could see it working. I can see it even more after Entertainment Weekly released this image showing how he’ll look in the movie. Yep, he’s bald, but it’s his eyes that grab my attention the most. It’s very intense, and I could see that working in the movie, provided he puts on some muscle. He doesn’t need to be a muscleman, but he could stand to bulk-up a bit. Read more…

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Why Isn’t Star Wars An Awesome Late-80s Anime?

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 25, 2015 in Animation, Fandom, Star Wars

Star Wars: Tie Fighter

Look, Star Wars: Rebels is alright, but they could be doing something so much more stylized and interesting with the franchise, like Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars. They should be doing, say, a Star Wars cartoon that looks like a late-80s sci-fi anime, with detailed ships and dramatic shading. That’s what animator Paul Johnson has been working on for the last four years of weekends, and now he has finished his seven-minute short. Star Wars: Tie Fighter takes inspiration from the 1994 PC game of the same name and captures that dark, cool look of some classic anime like Gunbuster. Watch it and be amazed! Read more…

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The X-Files Returning To TV In New 6-Episode Series

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 25, 2015 in Television

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It’s been a long time coming, but The X-Files is coming back to TV. Fox has ordered a new six-episode event series, though we don’t have any details on what it’s about. It doesn’t seem to be a reboot though, as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are confirmed to return. Creator and executive producer Chris Carter is also returning, so this is as official as it gets. The X-Files will resume production in summer 2015, so I’d expect it to air sometime in 2016.
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