Friday, August 28, 2015

Static Bits: DC, Superman, MR ROBOT's Stalled Finale, GALAXY QUEST, DR Who Lego and More Jon Snow Noise

news about Superman, MR ROBOT's Stalled Finale, GALAXY QUEST, DR Who Lego and More Jon Snow Noise


For some reason, DC/WB is courting George Miller to direct one of their movies. But in the same piece, unnamed sources are saying that the second Man of Steel movie is on indefinite hold. WTH is that about?

Or have they run out of ideas for the alien hero?

And with Miller picking and choosing his movie, I wonder if it will happen in a desert setting? And don't forget that there will probably be more Batman movies.

March 25th, 2016 - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
August 5th, 2016 - Suicide Squad
June 23rd, 2017 - Wonder Woman
November 17th, 2017 - Justice League Part One
March 23rd, 2018 - The Flash
July 27th, 2018 - Aquaman
2018- The Batman
2019 - Shazam
2019 - Justice League Part Two
2020 - Cyborg
2020 - Green Lantern Corps

source - .denofgeek.

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In case you were wondering, the season finale of USA's Mr. Robot has been postponed due to its similarities to the horrible tragedy that struck that news crew back east, when that angry asshole took out his ineffectual feelings on innocent people.

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DISH TV's Mystery Box Updates


DISH TV is Interesting

If you stay up late enough, you've seen it. You have seen when your DISH box tries to shut down for nightly updates. Religiously. And if you're one of those folks who likes going to sleep to your TV, it is guaranteed you will wake up to the DISH screen saver instead of what you wanted on the tube.

It's fracking crazy. and there's no way to stop it. Hell, one night my box did it twice to me, testing me to see if I fell asleep already or not!

HA! Not that time!

But seriously, despite what appears to be users complaining and what not, DISH has to do this whenever they do it. And you have to keep an eye on your box to make sure it doesn't shut you down while you're in the middle of something else while your TV is on.

What an annoying bummer and I had to vent about it..


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DOCTOR WHO to the Big Screen?

Doctor Who On The Big Screen movie theater

BBC Is Putting Doctor Who On The Big Screen

It would seem that BBC and Fathom Events believe they may have a good thing with the idea of bringing Doctor Who to the movie theater screening world.

I've seen TV shows try this before, but not with much success, but Fathom has been doing these little quirky things and considering they keep happening, it must be success enough with these ideas.

With that in mind, BBS and Fathom announced that they will be having a special screening of the Doctor Who Season 8 two-part finale “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven” on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m (local times) in Real3D in 700 theaters across the United States.


Kurt Sutter Developing SONS OF ANARCHY Spinoff for FX - Yes!

SONS OF ANARCHY Spinoff news

When Sons of Anarchy was coming to an end, word on the street, in the form of hushed rumors, was that SOA creator Kurt Sutter was working on a spinoff or prequel to the popular biker gang series on FX. And that was good to hear, whether it be true or not. We wanted it because TV fans just suffered one hell of a final season of Sons of Anarchy and needed solace.

According to reputable sources out there, Sutter is working on a spinoff based on the Mayans Motorcycle Club, who were based out of the Oakland, CA region.

TV fans begin to drool...

Right now Sutter is focusing on his new show, The Bastard Executioner, premiering on Sept. 15th, and to be honest, I would rather see him focus on one thing at a time because when he's focused, he's on target.

The SOA spinoff is in early development stages, and Sutter being Sutter, is mum about the details. This means we don't know anything more about it.

PERSON OF INTEREST and ELEMENTARY Premieres on WGN

WGN network news PERSON of INTEREST


PERSON OF INTEREST and ELEMENTARY will be premiering on WGN

Do you remember the first few seasons of Person of Interest? If you caught it live you did. But if you wanted to catch it on Video on Demand (VoD) after the fact, you were screwed because the distributor restricted air time for the show across the various platforms.

I either watched it in summer reruns or wrote off the eps I missed.

OR...

If you've heard all kinds of good things about Person of Interest but never saw it from the beginning, now is your chance.

Or did you miss the first season or so of Elementary?

First, I highly recommend both shows. They are fun to watch.

But now you can catch them from the start because with WGN acquiring the off-network rights to these two hits, you can start watching them.


DC Comics No Longer Wants to Batgirl It...

DC says no more Batgirling, or no more experiments with characters

News on the street is that DC Comics lost around $2 million last year and instead of buckling down and charging forward with new and daring takes on their established characters like they successfully have with Batgirl, DC has instructed editors to quit with the experiments and to stay the line with the tried and true.

Now they had great success with new versions or visions of Harley Quinn and Batgirl, and that had them thinking. But they get a bit of a flesh wound and they are going to revert to what they know. Since when has Batman or Superman been beat down then back off from the bad guy?

So DC is allegedly taking the chicken shit approach and backing off, or, as being reported via "sources," to stop Batgirling.

This when myself and other people were on the verge of checking out the new Superman and Batman characters. But now, all we'll be getting, if these "sources" are correct, are the same old stuff for Superman and Batman, or back to the safe route.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Host Alison Sweeney Leaves NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER

Alison Sweeney leaves The Biggest Loser

In what seems like a shocking turn of events, NBC released a statement today from producers saying that Alison Sweeney will not be returning to host the next installment of The Biggest Loser.

She's been an icon of the series for fans for eight years and now she will not be there to host the contests and challenges that our health-minded contestants will be facing.

Bummer. I'm sure as time wears on, we'll learn more about the details.

The show has had a few changes over the years, primarily in the coaching staff.

Bob has been the anchor of the series while Jillian has come and gone. Our recent spate of coaches includes Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince, with the latest additions of Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom. At least that was the lineup last season.

I have to wonder if there isn't something going on in the background we aren't privy to. When a show does well, usually folks only leave after some "creative differences" spark up.

Honest Trailers Dishes on MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Honest Trailers Treament

It's here, the Honest Trailers take on the latest Mad Max film, and to be honest, this version of the trailer does indeed confirm my suspicions from the rumors I heard in how little Max was in the film! Well, as a primary character at least.

Here Honest Trailers confirms he does a lot of grunting. And everyone does a lot of driving.

Check it out...

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Makes Cable Ratings History, But...

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD TV ratings

Well, we all tuned in to see the beginning of the zombie apocalypse on the series premiere of Fear The Walking Dead. Or what AMC calls "The companion series to The Walking Dead." What we got was a well developed 90-minute premiere that detailed out the characters in the upcoming six-episode season, with a peppering of nuances showing us the first few cases of people going zombie.

Keep in mind that zombies will be looking a lot better in this show, since they haven't been dead for that long.

With that said, Fear The Walking Dead became the most watched series premiere ever, on cable, drawing in just over 10 million viewers on Sunday.

I can only assume the "Live+?" numbers will be just as impressive.

And it is cool to see these numbers, but I am worried.

I am worried that this slow burn they're introducing is going to be more of a complicated family dynamic burdened by sidebar zombie issues. The producers have said we won't be seeing that many zombies right away, and if the first episode is any clue, well, I see what they mean.

For me, I love well thought out slow-burn stories, but the TV mindset of viewers is what makes reality-TV so popular.  Simple, quick and to the point stories or events is what sells on television because no one wants to commit or invest in complicated plots.


Monday, August 24, 2015

SURVIVOR's Newest Idol Twist

SURVIVOR TV News

EW is reporting that CBS is changing up the next season of Survivor in what I think, is a game changing maneuver. Next season there will be a few twists in the upcoming season of Survivor, titled Survivor Cambodia - Second Chance.

First, fans are able to vote on who is going to be on the upcoming season of Survivor, that that's cool. Fan voting can bring out populars, favorites, and even the most hated. Sometimes we love hating, right?

The other big twist coming out with season 31 (yes, 31) of Survivor is how idols will be hidden or handled.

First, just to f! with the contestants, the immunity idols will all look different.

The producers think that if the idols look look complicated and then like some child made it, it will mess up people's games when it comes to making deals.

I think it will be a minor snag for a few moments but then the island dwellers will catch on. Or someone can hatch some elaborate schemes involving fake idols that might work... once or so.

The other change is what caught my eye, and that is that they will be hiding idols in the middle of challenges.

Dang. That's evil and I like it.


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