Friday, April 29, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 1st Teaser Trailer

About The Magnificent Seven:


via press release

Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) brings his modern vision to the classic story of The Magnificent Seven.

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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Netflix Making A PUNISHER Series, ABC Summer Lineup, BALLERS + 3 More

Apparently the fans loved Punisher's appearance in Daredevil. So much so that Netflix and Marvel are putting together his own series, with Jon Bernthal reprising the role he started in Daredevil, season two.

Bernthal really made Punisher his own and it's a great casting call match up.

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ABC Announced their basic lineup for the upcoming 2016 summer TV season.

What they have in store for viewers includes

revivals of sitcoms

Uncle Buck &

game shows To Tell the Truth,
The $100,000 Pyramid, &
Match Game.

Plus:

Shows returning with ew seasons include

Bachelor in Paradise,
BattleBots,
Celebrity Family Feud,
500 Questions and
Mistresses.

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Aquarius season two will be premiering its second season on NBC on Thursday, June 26th.

See, it did not totally suck. They brought it back as a summer lineup filler!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, 2nd Trailer And It Looks Like Awesome Popcorn Fun

About Independence Day : Resurgence

via press release

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

In Theaters - June 24, 2016

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward

Directed by Roland Emmerich

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The film also has a viral element to their marketing, http://www.warof1996.com/
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JASON BOURNE Returns This Summer (Trailer included)

I do enjoy my Jason Bourne films and I'm pretty happy to see that Matt Damon is reprising the role for another summer fun movie in theaters July 29.

via press release

About Jason Bourne (2016):


"Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bournefranchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. "


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MATCH GAME, HELL ON WHEELS, A NEW ALIEN Movie + 3 more


Holy ancient history! ABC is going to revive the old game show, Match Game, and they will be adding it to their 2016 summer schedule.  Alec Baldwin will host.

Speaking of ABC, if you are expecting the second season of Secrets and Lies to air, for some reason they're holding back it's second season premiere yet again. They already postponed the premiere once and apparently, they're doing it again.

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AMC announced that the premiere of the second half of Hell on Wheels fifth season will air starting June 11th.

These seven upcoming episodes will be the shows final eps, concluding the run this show had on AMC, finishing out the story of Cullen Bohannon played by the ruggedly handsome Anson Mount.

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Neill Blomkamp is working on another Alien film. This one is not a ragged continuation in the direction of Ridley Scott's latest traumas, Alien Covenant, but rather, will be a continuation of the older film series.

Blomkamp is known for dark and dirty world settings. In fact most of his films spotlight those seedy, run-down looking shanty town feel. So you can expect that in this film. Or at least I think so.

But what you might not know is that Blomkamp is skirting around film franchise history and is reportedly bringing back CPL Hicks and Rebecca "Newt" Jordan.

The filming of this project was put on hold while Ridley Scott finishes up Alien Covenant, but at the moment, I haven't seen any casting notes, like if Micheal Biehn or Carrie Henn will return. Henn played Newt the first time around in Aliens.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trailers: DOCTOR STRANGE

About DOCTOR STRANGE, promo teaser trailer

About Doctor Strange:


The super quick synopsis for the upcoming Marvel film, Doctor Strange, reads as follows:

After Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is injured in an accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and the world of magic. The Ancient One later becomes Strange's mentor in the mystic arts.

It's being directed by Scott Derrickson (The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister).

Other cast includes

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Rachel McAdams
Michael Stuhlbarg
Mads Mikkelsen

If you've been following or encountering any headlines, then you've seen the grumblings about whitewashing the role of the Ancient One with Tilda Swinton. But then again whenever Marvel has made any change to any character, a subset of fans have gone off the wall.  Remember the casting of Col Fury or Heimdall, replacing the traditional roles of white characters? Well, it's happening again.

Marvel has replied:

Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe] to life. The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic. We are very proud to have the enormously talented Tilda Swinton portray this unique and complex character alongside our richly diverse cast.

In other words: GET OVER IT!

Either way, it is what that is and here's the first teaser trailer for the film:



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trailers: LEGEND of TARZAN

Trailers: LEGEND of TARZAN

These two trailers are an interesting mix. We have the first teaser trailer, joined by the second one that shows a little bit more of the back story of this film version of Tarzan.  Maybe this time they'll get it right.

The Legend of Tarzan:


Despite the few attempts at a successful film presence, this time around might have some hope. The cast includes Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as Tarzan, the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

It also stars Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

The other piece of hope that I am holding out is that it is being directed by David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”).

THE ONE THING I see that they may have changed up a bit for this film is that they seem to be making Tarzan a friend of the animal kingdom once again.  (When I read the 24-book series as a youth, I had been shocked to learn that this Tarzan was not my cartoon character, but rather, a predator that kills anything in his way. But just maybe, this friendlier version will work with movie-goers this time around.)

The story goes as follows: It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Trailers: WARCRAFT, THE INFILTRATOR

Warcraft: The Beginning – Official Movie Trailer



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Dang, this actually looks like it has a story!
via press release

"From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. "
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The Infiltrator Official Trailer #1 With - Bryan Cranston


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THE MIST, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, BRAVO, FEAR WALKING DEAD News Bits


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THE MIST

Spike TV is ordering a 10-episode run to The Mist, a miniseries based on the Stephen King story of the same name.

A movie came out in 2007 directed by Frank Darabont and it had all the trademarks of King's work, with one hell of an ending that made my jaw drop.

The movie ending made the entire film, so I'm not sure how a miniseries will play out to that feel, but it could be worthy.

Regardless, it is a fun premise that might be worth checking out if they put together the right execs and cast for the job.

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TNT is looking to revive Tales of the Crypt but it is coming from M. Night Shyamalan.

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Bravo renewed The Real Housewives of Potomac.

AMC has ordered a third season of Fear the Walking Dead.



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VAMPIRE DIARIES, MADTV, NEW GIRL, TRAVEL CHANNEL And More News Bits

VAMPIRE DIARIES, MADTV, NEW GIRL, TRAVEL CHANNEL And More News Bits

 

The Vampire Diaries

Right now it seems that per Ian Somerhalder, that the Vampire Diaries will be concluding at the end of its next, eighth season.

I'm not surprised. When Nina Dobrev left, it seemed a bit hollow or a different beast, no matter what they did.

Then again, this could be another example of when a show gets moved to a Friday time slot and then ratings slide.

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A Revived MAD TV


The CW is reviving the comedic classic, MadTV, with eight one-hour episodes.

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Fox has renewed New Girl for a sixth season.


Travel Channel renewed Mysteries at the Museum for an 11th season.

FXX renewed Man Seeking Woman for a third season.



WGN renewed Underground for a second season.


via press release

WGN America’s Underground Railroad thriller “Underground,” among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios.  The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season.  “Underground” was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings.

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