Friday, February 5, 2016

BATMAN v SUPERMAN Plot Spoilers From Zack Snyder


Let's Do The Disney Thing And Start Dropping Spoilers for Batman V Superman, right?

In a few interviews and such around the web, Snyder has been dropping notes here and there about some plot points from the upcoming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (League) film, coming out in late March, 2016.

Since I fell upon them, I will now ruin your movie experience too with what some would consider to be movie spoilers!


You've been warned.  (Hmm, maybe I should create a DC-based spoilers warning...)



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Syfy Orders Thriller INCORPORATED For Full Season

via press release

 -- 13-Episode First Season Of New Drama Series Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films with CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions --

NEW YORK – February 3, 2016 – Syfy announced today it has greenlit to series INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The 13-episode first season of the new drama series is expected to premiere on Syfy in Fall 2016.

Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, INCORPORATED centers around Ben Larson (Sean Teale, “Reign”), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he’ll soon learn that he’s not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences.

In addition to Teale, the series will star Eddie Ramos (“Teen Wolf”), Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (“24”), and Emmy Award winner Julia Ormond (“Mad Men”).

POWER RANGERS, Hulk in THOR Film, Renewals and Cancellations

Elizabeth Banks is reportedly signed on to the new Power Rangers movie to play the evil Rita Repulsa.  There goes most of that movie's budget!

Banks joins Naomi Scott, Ludy Lin, Becky G, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler and Dacre Montgomery, who will be playing the new Rangers.

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Rumors, guesses and stabs in the dark are starting to suggest that The Hulk will be more articulate in the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok.

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The newest season of So You Think You Can Dance (Yes, it was renewed) will now be focusing on younger talent. Probably those who wanted to be on Dance Moms, but did not want the verbal and emotional abuse that Abby dishes out.

Returning in the new season, we'll see Nigel Lythgoe (also executive producer), Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be judging and Cat Deeley will host.

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Renewed:

Law and Order SVU and Chicago Med have all been renewed for more action and fun.

Top Chef is returning for its 14th season over on Bravo.

Cancelled:

WGN has cancelled Manhattan. Wait, who?  Exactly.
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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE marketing is (back) in full swing!

With the announcement of 10 Cloverfield Lane, a movie taking place in the world of the Cloverfield movie, the viral marketing as relaunched!

Tagruato.jp has popped back up.

Don't forget, Slusho was a product of this "company," the very same product we tend to see in many of J.J. Abrams' projects.

As another reminder, back in the day of Cloverfield, Tagruato was implied to be connected with the monster attack in some way.

In the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, we see the characters drinking a product called Swamp Pop. It too has an online existence now.

swamp-pop.myshopify.com/long-term-shelter-supply

What is odd or interesting is that The Swamp Pop product price is the same set of numbers punched into a jukebox in the movie trailer.

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Anyhoo, this is yet one more chapter in a long line of secretive appearances of the mystery product called Slusho. It's been in Alias. It's been in Fringe. It's been in Abrams' Star Trek movies and it's been in a few other J.J. Abrams projects.

It's fun to see where this drink is going or if it's just one piece that ties ALL of J.J. Abrams into an ACU or Abrams Cinematic Universe.

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THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Awesome Crossover News Update

Well, CBS it seems would not put its star girl in skirts on the CW, but The Flash's Grant Gustin (Barry Allen AKA The Flash) will be appearing in Supergirl in the March 28th episode.

A paraphrased quote / press release from the production staff:

"We are excited to announce The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros., and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support."

Now, we wait...
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Friday, January 29, 2016

HOUSE OF CARDS, Tom Welling, The New CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Looks Promising

Netflix renewed House of Cards for a fifth season, but the showrunner who has been with running things has left. Huh.

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Tom Welling is coming back to TV, but not as Clark Kent...

OMG, the media is twisting it all up now that Supergirl is out there, but according to a great, in-depth article on Tom, he will be appearing in a new TV show called The Choice.

And another one, called Section 13.

But all this media hype about if he's coming to Supergirl is just hype, conjecture and traffic snagging titles.

Though his new stuff will air on CBS, he is pretty close to the source of show.

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The New Celebrity Apprentice Cast

The show has a new host:  Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The boardroom will be manned by:

Billionaire Warren Buffett,
former Microsoft owner and LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer,
Tyra Banks,
Jessica Alba and
Schwarzenegger’s nephew, attorney Patrick Schwarzenegger

The setting will be will in Silicon Beach on LA’s West side.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brace Yourself For More Disappointing SUPER BOWL Ads This Year

Well, it's that time of year again, when the Super Bowl will dominate the airwaves for the next week or so and along with it, will be the television ads that will accompany the football game.

The ads that play during and around the Super Bowl have to date, acquired quite the reputation for being big and entertaining ads.

And in the day, when Budweiser could or did use "too cute" frogs, horses and scantily clad beer drinkers, it was true. The ads were fantastic.

But now-a-days, there's been so much damn hype about these fantastic ads that cost between $8 and $9 million per minute, (not counting production costs), that we come to expect big things. Hell there are now ads pumping up the ads and YouTube channels that will populate with the ads prior to or after they air.

But to be honest, most of the ads these days are pretty damn boring. Or maybe the hype has set them up to feel pretty boring, because most of them don't live up to the hype any more.

What comes to mind in recent years is "Darth Vader Kid" and Budweiser's Clydesdale horses. Yea, the same horses that the fairly new owners are scaling back on using in promotional material.

But with the advent of the perceived popularity of Super Bowl TV ads, we've seen this new trend where advertisers have now fallen into three categories of adverts:

- Those who release their ads before the game;

- Those who have teasers for their ads during the game;

- Those who keep it all under wraps until the ad airs during the game.


AMERICAN HORROR STORY Tackles The Slender Man (Only A Rumor)

1/28/16:  You've heard the rumors and news about stupid people pursuing The Slender Man, right? In case you haven't, per Wikipedia:

"The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. "Victor Surge") in 2009. It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit.

Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children.
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It or he originated out of a Photoshop contest. And yet the entity has captured the imagination of many online surfers and seems to now be considered common digital folklore. And sad folklore as a few assaults and suicides have been credited to children being told to do things by this entity.

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Be it as it may, rumors are surfacing that FX's American Horror Story will be focusing on this creature in its upcoming season, which, as far as I can tell, will only give it more credence in the (feeble) minds of some, while adding an entirely new layer of fright for others.

Obviously, there will be more to follow as details, casting and other tidbits become available from FX.

1/29/16: Apparently it was just some baseless rumor, much like the Slender Man himself.

FX announced in a round about fashion that they'll be pursuing another story line that has been hinted at in previous seasons. In other words, sticking to their game plan that has been working so well for them so far.

New details about the upcoming season will be coming out in March. So until then, buckle up, rewatch all five seasons to see if you can find a clue, and hear what they have to say when March gets here.

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I've Seen The X-FILES Reboot, And It's Glorious


I've now seen the first two X-Files reboot episodes. OK, reboot isn't the correct word, considering they have picked up with the same characters, after all these years. But if you loved the show, right up to the end, then you know it's a glorious day indeed.

It's like the show was never gone because it has all the same vibe and feeling as it used to. And it's nice to see that they did nothing to the opening of the show... they left well enough alone and went with it. You have to admire that bold move.

Yet there are some flaws with the show so far that I now suddenly remember while I watch the new episodes.

First is how Mulder would cut his calls short on Scully and never tell her where he's going. You'd think he might have changed his ways after all these years.  Or not. Or that Scully would give up asking him what he's doing or where he's going.  It's like an abusive relationship where he's always hanging up on her and she keeps engaging or encouraging him!  Or his inflamed since of chasing the truth, rekindling the same old set of plot elements that I think helped doom the show way back when it first retired.

I do think we need to move on with something new to keep our attention or this new continuation will find the same fate as the old show.

Plus I caught a few good flaws in the second episode where they did NOT do their research!

-When law enforcement enters a DOD controlled space, they would have had to go through channels and get logged in with visit certs. When Mulder wanted to take a hard drive, he would have already known by that time that he could not have and that it was already DOD controlled.

-This DOD pulling rank on an investigation is bunk! Law enforcement are allowed to do their jobs and those personnel who are investigating in DOD controlled spaces will get inadvertent disclosure briefings or something akin to that.

-And no, classified content NEVER leaves its designated spaces! The cops have to go to it, and if it does, it does so under cover of double wrapped packages that are not allowed to be opened unless in another DOD approved space.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Disney Gets Called On Carpet For STAR WARS Toys Character Omission

On yet another Disney note, this one, maybe not so good.

If you recall, a bunch of merchandise came out in support of the new Star Wars film, and at first, it was only an annoyance that the character Rey was not a solid part of those toy releases, including one Monopoly set.

Yet as it was questioned before the film came out, it was after the premiere that people screamed and toy makers responded by ramping up new toys with Rey included.

Here's the weird part to this whole thing:

In the movie Rey is the hero so excluding her seems odd at best.


But according to reports, allegedly toy makers were instructed by the Disney-owned Lucasfilm to exclude her character from their products.


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