Monday, October 23, 2017

HALLOWEEN 2017 Programming To Keep Aware Of AMC, Crackle, Sundance, and WGN


It's that time of year where some of my favorite programming starts to kick in. The scary, frightful or just plain entertaining onslaught of aliens, monsters, murderers and what not that come out of the woodwork on Halloween each year.

As you may or may not know, Syfy is already in full swing with their 31 Days of Halloween programming, but other networks like AMC, Crackle, SundanceTV, Sundance Now and WGN America have their own offerings.

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AMC

A marathon of all seven seasons of “The Walking Dead” started Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT, leading into the season eight premiere/100th episode on Sunday, October 22 at 9pm ET/PT. A more specific breakdown is below.



-Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 101 – 207

-Tuesday, October 17 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 208 – 308

-Wednesday, October 18 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 309 – 406

-Thursday, October 19 at 1pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 407 – 504

-Friday, October 20 at 12pm ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 505 – 601

-Saturday, October 21 at 6am ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” episodes 601 – 704

-Sunday, October 22 at 6am ET/PT: “The Walking Dead” 704 - 801

Additionally, AMC’s Fearfest Halloween movie marathons begin Monday, October 23 at 9am ET/PT. A more specific breakdown is below.

- Monday, October 16 at 1pm ET/PT, the “Halloween Marathon” including: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
-Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm ET/PT, the “Chucky-thon” begins with Child’s Play, Curse of Chucky and the world TV premiere of Cult of Chucky
-Friday, October 27 at 5:30pm ET/PT, the “Freddy Friday” movie marathon begins including Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy vs Jason and A Nightmare on Elm Street
-Saturday, October 28 at 3pm ET/PT, the “Leprechaun-a-thon” begins with Leprechaun: Origins, Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2, Leprechaun 3, Leprechaun 4, Leprechaun in the Hood and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
-Sunday, October 29 at 7:30am ET/PT, the “Day of the Undead” movie marathon begins with Night of the Living Dead, Army of Darkness, House of the Dead, House of the Dead 2, Land of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead


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Crackle


Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Rooney Mara Movies in Netflix Originals


If you're a fan of  Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough, Melanie Lynsky, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, or Ben Kingsley, there are a few films you might want to check out if you are a Netflix subscriber.

The Discovery (2017)

Stars Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough

Redford plays a doctor who confirms dying isn't the end and One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife. Now streaming on Netflix.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm-FjYW24JY

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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

Starring Melanie Lynsky, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye

DFrom the producers of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Jeremy Saulnier's "Green Room" comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose


Sunday, October 22, 2017

THE WALKING DEAD - Who Was John Bernecker


At the end of the eigtht season premiere of The Walking Dead, there were two dedications... one to the late George Romero and the other to John Bernecker.

John Bernecker was s stuntman on the show and during what has been referred to as a routine stunt that included a fight scene and a fall from a balcony, but something went amiss and he fell thirty feet to a concrete flooring.

The injuries from that fall led to his subsequent passing. Sadly, he was only 33.

This took place back in July.

John's resume included stunt work on Black Panther, Logan, Get Out, The Fate of the Furious and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. He had around 90 credits to his name on IMDb, including nine more projects that have yet to be released.

After his passing his family donated his organs to LifeLink of Georgia, a nonprofit group dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplantation.

This was being referred to as the stunt-related death in the industry in over 17 years.

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Our regards to John's family, friends and peers.

sources:

http://deadline.com

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

http://www.imdb.com

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ROSWELL Reboot, SEAL TEAM Season Order News


ROSWELL Reboot is in the works while SEAL TEAM Season Order News


The CW is working on a reboot of Roswell.

The original ran from 1999 to 2002. This version will focus on the daughter of undocumented immigrants who ends up returning to her tourist-trap of a hometown,  Roswell, New Mexico. She learns that her teenage crush is now a police officer who is an alien who kept his abilities hidden his entire life. She ends up protecting his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins. Then when events point to a greater alien presence on Earth than ever imagined, fear and hatred threaten to expose him.


This new series will be based on the same book the original series was, Roswell High, by Melinda Metz.

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Seal Team got the nod from CBS for a full-blown, 22-episode season. It stars David Boreanaz.  It did super well in the ratings in its first few weeks of airing, thus the full season order.

I've been watching it and the show is treading a fine line between showing stories of family, friends, and comrades as we're shown a mission-of-the-week style story writing.

I felt like it was working for me and was hoping it kept a good run going. Boreanaz plays a decent hard-nosed, non-communicative boss, almost like Gibbs in NCIS.

The only thing that makes me uneasy is that they have a dog on the SEAL team that goes with them on all their missions, but that's just me and my preferences.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Comic Alert: G.I. JOE and Six Million Dollar Man!


via press release

G.I. JOE’s Latest Recruit: The Six Million Dollar Man

IDW Publishing and Dynamite Entertainment Bring Two Iconic Action Lines Together in Comic Book Mini-series

Yo, Steve! The Six Million Dollar Man (aka Steve Austin) and G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, are teaming up for a 4-part comic book crossover from IDW and Dynamite Entertainment beginning January 2018.

The series will be scripted by rising star writer Ryan Ferrier (TMNT: Dimension X, Rocko’s Modern Life) with art by SL Gallant, who has achieved an epic run on G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, alongside legendary G.I. JOE writer, Larry Hama, for over 75 issues.

“To say Shannon and I are having fun with bringing these two iconic properties together would be a massive understatement,” said Ferrier. “We are going full-tilt and no-holds-barred with this story. It's everything we love about G.I. JOE, the classic characters, and massive action, colliding face-first with the steel-infused, secret agent coolness of The Six Million Dollar Man. We are chomping at the bit for everyone to read this comic with a kung fu grip.”


Marvel's The Punisher 2nd Official Trailer


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMW_dPtm7Bo }

"Known throughout New York City as The Punisher, Frank Castle must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. Marvel's The Punisher premieres globally November 17, only on Netflix."

The Punisher follows Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), a man who uses lethal force to fight organized crime as the vigilante "the Punisher".

Other cast include Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson.

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SPIES IN DISGUISE - Will Smith, Tom Holland


via press release

Fox Animation, Chernin Entertainment and Blue Sky Studios have announced the voice casting for their upcoming animated film SPIES IN DISGUISE.

SPIES IN DISGUISE is a buddy comedy set in the high octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. Will Smith (Men in Black) voices Lance Sterling, the world's most awesome spy. Cool, charming and super-skilled, saving the world is his occupation. And nobody does it better.

Almost the exact opposite of Lance is Walter, voiced by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming). Walter is a great mind but perhaps not a great socializer. What he lacks in social skills though, he makes up for in smarts and invention: Walter is the scientific genius who invents the gadgets Lance uses on his missions.

But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

Directed by Nick Bruno & Troy Quane, SPIES IN DISGUISE is a Fox Animation production, with Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment. The project is based on Pigeon: Impossible, an original animated short film by Lucas Martell.

SPIES IN DISGUISE hits theaters everywhere on January 18, 2019!

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Teaser Trailer of Amazon Original Series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO3Us9nwMs8 }

It's about time John Krasinski got a fun role!

via press release

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, which will debut on Prime Video. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series marks the first time Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character has been featured on television and stars John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office) as Jack Ryan and is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) who also serves as the showrunner. Also executive producing the series are Krasinski, Academy Award nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) who also directed the pilot, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Graham Roland (Almost Human). 

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is a reinvention of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero, a character who has been portrayed in feature films by various Hollywood stars.  The series follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that throws him into the center of a treacherous stratagem with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan also features Wendell Pierce (Ray Donovan, The Wire.)  Executive producing with Bay at Platinum Dunes are Andrew Form (Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Brad Fuller, as well as Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond), and Marcy Ross (Grace and Frankie, Altered Carbon), along with Mace Neufeld (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and co-executive producer Lindsey Springer.


AMERICAN IDOL, THE PUNISHER, BOB'S BURGERS and Renewed and Cancelled TV News



American Idol, now going to be on ABC, has two judges lined up...  Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. They'll be joining Katy Perry and show host, yes, Ryan Seacrest.

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If you're a Black Sabbath fan, Showtime will be airing a show called Black Sabbath: The End of the End, and it will focus on their final concert. The show airs October 28th, at 9pm, ET.

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Fox has confirmed that they'll be making a Bob's Burgers movie, with an initial release date set for sometime in 2020.

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For the Jon Hamm fan, he'll be joining the cast of Amazon's Good Omens, and he'll be playing a messenger of God. The six-episode series will be premiering in 2019.

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Marvel's The Punisher will be debuting on Netflix on November 17th.

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RENEWALS Or Good News For...

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Ransom was renewed for a second season by CBS.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What Happened to Honest Trailers, Where Is the Latest Honest Trailer Entry?

Why did HONEST TRAILERS stop their weekly post?

In case you had not noticed, the regular Tuesday Honest Trailers entries have not been posted over the last couple of weeks.

Turns out that the creator of the streaming phenomenon, Andy Signore, after an in-depth investigation from claims of sexual harassment, has been let go from the company.

Signore was fired "for his egregious and intolerable behavior" after telling an intern that he masturbated to photos of her.

Others have come forth since.



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And to be honest, after the Hollywood casting couch abuse reports that seem to be multiplying every day, and from other events surrounding website bloggers over the years who have had similar complaints put forth on them, it's absolutely amazing and great news to see individuals coming forward, no longer afraid to talk about their mistreatment.


Of course, Screen Junkies is catching heat from all the "online experts" in their comments on YouTube or from various Twitter commenters, as they imply that this situation had gone on for too long and it only took public embarrassment for them to take any action. Or whatever the 'instant experts' are saying in the commentaries.

I wasn't there, I don't know.


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