Monday, November 30, 2015


Well, BBC One has announced the holiday special for their Doctor Who title, called The Husbands of River Song...

In it we'll see Alex Kingston returning and River will be meeting her husbands new form of Peter Capaldi this Christmas in a snowy village somewhere, some when.

The special will air on December 25th.

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Do you recall the headlines last week circulating about yet another baseless rumor about how The Flash and Supergirl might have a crossover? Yea, these wanna-be articles are getting fairly rampant, much like those baseless Dexter rumors last weekend.

But be it as it may, at a press event, exec producer Greg Berlanti was asked about any potential crossover between the guy in red tights and the girl in the short skirts, and the answer was...

"No, only because we just received the pick up. Not at this point."

Ever since Supergirl was announced, folks have been wondering if there will ever be a crossover episodes between this and The Flash or Arrow shows on The CW. Admittedly, since CBS owns sway over The CW, the chances are possible.  But it's like every year hearing about the return of Firefly... right now it ain't happening.

If I recall correctly, some time back when this was addressed, there's rumor that there's an angle that there was a crossover written into the contract of the new show.

PREDATOR Sequel Script Ready

PREDATOR Sequel news

If you are waiting for any kind of sequel to 20th Century Fox's Predator film franchise, they say that the script has been finished and turned in.

The script is being written by Fred Dekker (Star Trek: Enterprise, Edge, Tales from the Crypt), whose work resume mostly resides in the 80s and 90s, except for the 2015 TV movie, Edge, which netted a 6/10 on IMDb after about 500 votes.

The marketing spin for the script says that it is,

The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’

And to date, it's been referred to as a reboot, then a sequel. We'll see even of that quote seems to lean towards reboot. Like I said... the marketing spin. Right?

I'm a die-hard Predator fan, almost as much as I am an Iron Man fan.

THE FORCE AWAKENS News Byte, SUPERGIRL Season Order, TOP GEAR 2016 Premiere Date


I saw a headline noting that J.J. Abrams said that the ‘Force AwakensLightsaber Duels Will Look Nothing Like ‘Star Wars’ Prequels.  Which got me wondering how a sword fight won't look like a sword fight? Unless, like on the animated series, Star Wars Rebels, in one case, our star's light saber is both a light saber and a blaster.

What he's meaning is that his duels will be "more primitive" than what we saw in the prequels that no one liked.

Regardless, as you can tell, Disney and Abrams have been working at distancing themselves from the prequels by rarely mentioning a word about them, period.

Side note:  If you click on the pic above, you might notice the absence of Luke, despite seeing other classic older characters in the poster. I wonder if it's not Luke behind that mask? (Nope, I do not know.) I am merely taking a wild guess, considering how secretive Disney has been with promo material surrounding him. But then again, I've been dodging the myriad of TV spots that Disney has been swarming the airwaves with this month. I'd like to go into a movie experience with open eyes and not knowing what is happening next.

Check Out The ComiXology Cyber Monday Deals

via press release:

or the first time ever, comiXology is having a HUGE Buy One, Get One Free sale on all DC Comics and Vertigo titles released digitally before 9/1/2015! Just use the code DCBOGO at check out to take advantage of this great offer that includes comics that inspired TV shows and upcoming movies like The FlashArrowSupergirliZombieBatman vs Superman and Suicide Squad.

Also, on Cyber Monday we have sales on select Dark Horse trades, select VIZ manga, as well as continuing our humongous Black Friday sales! (See after my signature for full title list.)

Here’s a run down of all the sales happening on Monday:
Cyber Monday:
DC Comics Buy One, Get One Free Sale - Use promo code DCBOGO at checkout
            • Offer good on all DC Comics and Vertigo titles released digitally before 9/1/15
Dark Horse Sale - 30 trades for $2.99 each
VIZ Sale - 10 volumes for $2.00 off each
Marvel X-Men & The Black Vortex Sale
Continuing Black Friday Sales:
Image Comics 50% off Sale- Use promo code IMAGE at checkout
Marvel Black Friday Collection Sale
Marvel Spider-Verse Sale
Kodansha 99¢ Black Friday Sale including Attack on Titan Vol 1

Cyber Monday:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

LIMITLESS What Is That BlinkIng Cube on Finch's Desk?

If you've been watching the Limitless TV series, based off the movie of the same name, starring Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and sometimes, Bradley Cooper, then you may have seen the toy on Brian Finch's desk that looks like a cube with a bunch of lights in it.

That light-up cube on Brian's desk in Limitless is called the Hypnocube.

Before you go bonkers about discovering this awesome information, know that you need a few bucks to buy one.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

"DEXTER Returns" Is A Rumor, A False Headline

All of a sudden a bunch of sites have started reporting that Showtime is going to relaunch the popular series, Dexter. People are quite excited about the prospect of this show coming back on the air.

But I think a few websites are getting a bit carried away.

You see, Inquisitor reported that the show might be returning, via the article title, DEXTER RETURNS.  The article was based off another article from the website Screen Crush, where during a question and answer session during the Television Critics Association press tour folks from Showtime were asked about the return of Dexter.

And like any other show that people continue to chat about, many love to continue to beat a dead horse, like when you constantly hear about Joss Whedon's Firefly, etc., etc..

And if you have an eagle ear, you may notice that at many of these press tours when someone asks about the return of show "x," the answers are always geared about the show that was just asked about. The person answering always seems to say that they'd love to bring show "x" back but...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Some Arabic Indie Film News

via press release


Dubai, UAE. November 16, 2015. Despite a slow AFM, the Middle East distribution company FRONT ROW FILMED ENTERTAINMENT ends AFM by contracting 20 titles including the NICOLAS WINDING REFN produced remake “MANIAC COP” directed by JOHN HYAMS and the ANTONIO BANDERAS lead thriller “FAITH” from Wild Bunch. Both will be co-distributed with long-time associate Teleview International across the Middle East.

Front Row continues its long standing relationships with PROTAGONIST PICTURES by acquiring “THE DISCOVERY” starring NICHOLAS HOULT and Cannes Film Festival Best Actress winner ROONEY MARA; while from HANWAY FILMS the titles include the horror feature “THE DEVIL’S CANDY” which saw its premiere at this year’s TIFF, as well as the Lone Sherfig comedy drama “THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; from EMBANKMENT FILMS the English language remake of the French horror (now cult classic) by the same name “INSIDE” produced by the same team that brought “Buried” and “Rec” as well as the epic “CHURCHILL” starring Golden Globe nominee BRIAN COX; while from SALT FILM, the high concept creature-feature “THE VOID” directed by Steven Konstanski and Jeremie Gillispie as well as high concept genre flick “THE NEIGHBOR” directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Patrick Melton and also Marcus Dunstan who previously worked on smash hits such as SAW IV, V, VI and Saw 3D as well as The Collector and The Collection. 

Front Row also managed to ink a deal with ALL RIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT’s “LITTLE MIZZ INNOCENT”, a $45 Mil project described as a female Bourne Identity action packed title starring Tyrese Gibson, Olga Kuryelenko, John Travolta and Christopher Plummer, all to be directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman).

Jesse Eisenberg Can Be A Smug Ahole, But He's Not Wrong About Some Critics

I came across a piece on EW where they talked about how Jessie Eisenberg (JE) wrote a fictional piece for The New Yorker (TNY) magazine riffing or ripping on movie critics.

Now admittedly when he scoffed at his horrifying experience at Comic-Con, comparing it to genocide, he started losing fans in that moment. He tried explaining it away a few days later, as expected..

So it started there. But now he wrote this fictional piece about being a film critic where now both he and the New Yorker are taking heat for the piece. (So when will the apologies for THIS begin?_)

Some of the things he says are kind of funny...

This week, I’m reviewing Paintings of Cole, which I didn’t like, because the press screening was all the way uptown, and there were huge delays on the J train,”

“Nonetheless, Paintings of Cole is easily the best movie of the year. I’m saying this only in the hope that the studio might print my name after a blurb on the movie poster... and I’ve always wanted to have my name on a movie poster. How cool would that be?


To be honest, it seems that Eisenberg's attitude is slowly bubbling to the surface as he gets more and more successful. And this latest "funny" bit reminds me of when Kevin Smith gave reviewers his proverbial middle finger during one of his film's releases, when he said "HJere's my press release. I'm not doing interviews and wasting my time with you." In so many words.

And right now, after that New Yorker piece some critics are fairly ticked at both JE and TNY.

MUST SEE - 1st Trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”

About Captain America: Civil War.

This first trailer for Captain America: Civil War hits home the division that is about to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's crazy, frustrating and that last scene in this trailer is just amazing...

via press release

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) face off when an incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America. See it here in the first epic trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters May 6, 2016!

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