Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CBS and CW Season Finale Dates, Starting May 5th, 2017

CBS and CW Season Finale Dates, Starting May 5th, 2017

It seems that so far, CBS cares. (Yes, just like the health ad they run!) They've released their upcoming season finale dates for the 2017 season and without further babble, here they are, in chronological order:

Blue Bloods: Fri, May 5.
Kevin Can Wait: Mon, May 8.
Superior Donuts: Mon, May 8.
Criminal Minds: Wed, May 10.
The Big Bang Theory: Thur, May 11.
The Great Indoors: Thur, May 11.
Mom: Thur, May 11.
Life in Pieces: Thur, May 11.
Hawaii Five-0: Fri, May 12
NCIS: Los Angeles: Sunday, May 14
Man With a Plan: Mon, May 15
Scorpion: Mon, May 15
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Wed, May 17
Undercover Boss: Fri, May 19
Training Day: Saturday, May 20
Madam Secretary: Sunday, May 21
Elementary: Sunday, May 21
Bull: Tues, May 23
Survivor: Wed, May 24
The Amazing Race: Thur, June 1
Bones: Tues, March 28  (series finale)
Sleepy Hollow: Fri, March 31
24: Legacy: Mon, April 17
APB: Mon, April 24
Grimm: Fri, March 31  (series finale)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Tues, April 4
Riverdale: Thur, May 11
Supernatural: Thur, May 18  (two-hour finale)
Supergirl: Mon, May 22
Jane the Virgin: Mon, May 22
The Flash: Tues, May 23
Arrow: Wed, May 24
The 100: Wed, May 24

Yea, I missed a few that have come and gone already, but like the wanker-brain I am, I forgot to keep track of them before editing my source file, so I can't post any after-the-fact notes. Dimbo!

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STAR WARS REBELS Final Season Teaser, SYFY Summer Premiere Dates Plus More


Better Call Saul has now had a few episodes telecast in their new season and I had almost forgotten about the magic of their photography as they film certain scenes. But along with the good comes the mediocre. Over the last few episodes, we've had a developing story line with Mike that seems to be nothing but a massive amount of time filler. I mean seriously, we spend almost 30 minutes on a scene that could have taken 10 or more, and the producers did this twice. Sure, I can only surmise that this was designed with the buildup in mind, but it took too freaking long people. Come on, it's filler. Let's get on with the season, shall we?


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Criminal Minds was renewed for a 13th season by CBS. That show just keeps cranking it out, one season after another. The show now joins these other CBS renewed shows: "The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Life in Pieces,” “MacGyver,” “Madam Secretary,” “Man With a Plan,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Superior Donuts,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

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Nashville was renewed by CMT for a sixth season.

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Star Wars Rebels is coming to a close, with its upcoming fourth season being its last. WTF? It's been indicated that this is not the last animated rendition of Star Wars, but we'll see.

{https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7GAhnVwhA}


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Comic Conventions Near You in May 2017


Curious to see if there's a Comic Convention coming your way in May? Below is a quick list of what's showing up. Maybe there's one in your neck of the woods.


05/06/17 - 05/07/17    
Poughkeepsie, NY       Hudson Valley Comic Con
Minneapolis, MN           Wizard World
Regina, SK     Fan Expo Regina     Canada

05/07/17             
Asheville, NC     Asheville Zine Fest     United States
Annandale, VA     Shoff Promotions Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show     United States

05/12/17 - 05/14/17    
Ottawa, ON     Ottawa Comiccon     Canada

05/13/17           
Schnecksville, PA     Lehigh Valley Comic Con     United States
Ontario, CA     Comic Con Revolution     United States

05/13/17 - 05/14/17    
Toronto, ON     Toronto Comic Arts Festival     Canada
Virginia Beach, VA     Tidewater Comicon     United States

05/19/17 - 05/21/17    
Novi, MI     Motor City Comic Con     United States
Buffalo, NY     Nickel City Con     United States
Des Moines, IA  Wizard World

05/20/17            
Fletcher, NC     Asheville Comic Con     United States

05/20/17 - 05/21/17    
Moncton, NB     East Coast Comic Expo     Canada
Rochester, NY     Flower City Comic Con     United States
Pittsburgh, PA     3 Rivers Comicon     United States
Orillia, ON     Orillia Comic-Con     Canada
New York, NY     Five Points Festival     United States
Laurel, MD     Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show     United States

05/25/17 - 05/28/17    
Phoenix, AZ     Phoenix Comicon     United States
Orlando, FL     MegaCon     United States

05/26/17 - 05/28/17    
Bangor, ME     Bangor Comic and Toy Con     United States
Jamaica, NY     BoroughCon     United States


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" Trailer #1


I don't know about you but I had a blast watching the first Kingsman film. The action was over-the-top and yet precise. It was everything all our inner-spy-child fans love in our films, action, light story, big bad guys.


But right now, this first trailer for the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, feels more bland than the first one.  We can only hope this is a calm preview with more of that crazy action coming up! Right?


[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riaej1O2pyk ]

via press release:

Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced theworld to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, with Sir Elton John, and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

ALIEN COVENANT: Nothing But The Same Old Sh!


After Prometheus came and went, fans and critics felt pretty annoyed by the whole thing, from the questionable marketing about if this was a prequel or not, to what I can only perceive as some of the f*ing stupidest scientists on the planet... no, correction, in the universe. THE UNIVERSE. She annoyed the living crap out of me, so kudos to the actor, Noomi Rapace, though to be honest, that character scarred me about the actress too. And officially, Ridley Scott has called Prometheus, this and the next film prequels to the original Alien film.

Be it as it may, we've been seeing teasers for Alien Covenant and now some "viral" videos for the movie as 20th Century Fox is scrambling to make the most out of their marketing time.


But if you step back and take a look, it is all starting to feel like Alien, & Aliens, where the colony ship Covenant finds a pristine new planet, with mysteries and dangers afoot.  (What ever you do, DO NOT go to wikipedia to look up this film. I believe it gives away some plot details I have not seen in any of the marketing to date, and could be a potentially huge jaw-dropper for film-goers. That is, unless you don't care about spoilers.)

But aside from the trailer, we're now getting these viral videos to help pump up the film! They're interesting, but confusing. They're video logs to family from space, but obviously some "technical glitch," in a society that can propel humans far into space, has corrupted the videos.


NETFLIX May 2017 Premiere Dates

NETFLIX May 2017 Premiere Dates

Here's a quick list of what's coming to Netflix for the month of May, 2017, with titles of note including:

Chocolat (2000)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
Sense8: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
House of Cards: Season 5—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)

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Premiering On MAY 1

American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Blood on the Mountain (2016)
Chaahat (1996)
Chocolat (2000)
Decanted (2016)
Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Drifter (2017)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
In the Shadow of Iris—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Love (2015)
Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
Nerdland (2016)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)


Premiering On MAY 2


Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
Hija De La Laguna (2015)
Maria Bamford: Old Baby—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

12 MONKEYS, ARCHER, COLONY, MARVEL TV, STAR TREK and More on TV news 041917






12 Monkeys got a renewal nod from Syfy.

Remember, Archer started their new season on FXX, so if you haven't changed up your DVR settings, get to it!

Brockmire got renewed by IFC for a second season.

Colony got the third season renewal nod from USA.

Falling Water was renewed by USA for a second season.

REMINDER:  Fear of the Walking Dead returns on AMC for their third season on Sunday, June 4.

Man Seeking Woman was canned by FXX.

Freeform ordered a new Marvel product, called Marvel's New Warriors. A show about young adult heroes.  The show is about "six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world ... even if the world isn't ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once – except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates."

Million Dollar Matchmaker got a second season order by WE TV.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TV News DANCE MOMS New Host, BULL, HUMANS, LUCIFER, CBS 041817






Cheryl Burke has taken over the reigns of Dance Moms after Abby Lee Miller, in the middle of her fraud case, up and quit the show, blaming the producers were maligning her. (Because, you know, they made her now report her show income and then they made her try to hide her income... allegedly.)

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Bull will get Eliza Dushku on the cast. She'll be showing up on May 9th.

Growing Up Bates has had a sixth season ordered by UP TV.

Humans was renewed by AMC for a third season. If you have't seen this show, you need to. It's pretty good and sucks you right in. The show explores the premise of artificial intelligence and robotics, as they start becoming self-aware. DO they have rights or are they just machines? The seasons are shorter than a most TV shows, so there's very little fluff involved and all story. It's riveting and I can't get enough of it.


Santa Clarita Diet was renewed by Netflix for a second season, the series stars Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Drew Barrymore (Blended).

Spike TV Renewed Ink Master for a 10th season

The Knick was cancelled by Cinemax. (Not enough skin?)

The Mindy Project was renewed for a sixth season by Hulu, but this will be its last season.

Time After Time was cut by ABC.

Uh ho... Fox cut four episodes off of this season of Lucifer, making it an 18 episode season this year. Supposedly this will make their third season a 26 episode season, but to be honest, really? Usually seasons get cut short when a show is underperforming. And to come out and blatantly say that their third season will have more episodes than any show, ever, well, ouch, I feel the pain with the lubricants!


AMERICAN ASSASSIN Trailer (W Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton)







via press release

"AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East."

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

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

BETTER CALL SAUL: Who Was Eric Justen?


At the end of the season premiere of Better Call Saul on AMC, we saw a notice saying,

"Dedicated to our friend,
Eric Justen."

Who was Eric Justen?

The bottom line, he was an Emmy-Nominated Breaking Bad Re-recording Mixer and he passed away from a heart attack.

He worked on all five seasons of Breaking Bad, also on notable shows like Elementary and Numbers. The rest of his resume was rounded out with The Mysteries of Laura, Pretty Little Liars, The Lottery, 666 Park Avenue, Suburgatory, Unforgettable, Human Target, Fringe, The Good Wife, Psych, and if you add it all up, he worked on 114 different projects/series.

It's obvious he contributed to many of today's great TV hits.

When you think about it, many only attribute the faces of cast to shows and what network they run on. And on occasion, who directed episodes. But there are many many folks behind the scenes that make up a good show. You have producers, directors, music, camera folks, editors, design, art, set, stunt, location, costume and makeup teams and their departments. The list is crazy long, and one of the more important, well, they're all equally important, but if you've ever seen a show or movie with subpar sound or visuals of effects, well, if you dwell on it, it takes a good editor to make their own department not stand out, but rather, to make the show a good experience all around.

On one show alone, I pulled up a list of almost 900 names in the production, and this list did not include all the assistants and support behind the scenes.

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Bottom line, Eric was integral to our one of our favorite AMC shows and many many more. The industry will miss his contributions and our thoughts are with his frieds, peers and family on their loss.

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