Thursday, July 30, 2015

GHOSTBUSTERS, MARRIED with CHILDREN, X-FILES Bits

Let's talk bits about Ghostbusters rumors being dashed, the hope for a Married with Children spin-off and guess who is reportedly back on set with the reboot of the X-Files?

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Ghostbusters 2016

In case the rumors are confusing you...

Apparently there are multiple rumors going on about the latest reboot movie to hit theaters...  Ghostbusters.

The newest Ghostbusters film stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig as the new team. Yes, all chicks.

It's directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat). Apparently there's some confusion that the all-guy team might be coming back or something like that. (BTW, in Feig I have faith.)

Towing the proper line, producer Ivan Reitman released the following statement:

“There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise,”

Now keep in mind that he did not say it is not true, either this or whatever other rumors are floating. So stay tuned.


How Old Shows and Movies Are Made Into HD Blu-Ray Discs

How old movies like To Kill A Mockingbird, are turned into HD films

(Originally posted to Brusimm.com in May 2012) When you see HD versions of older movies come out on Blu-ray, have you ever wondered how they turn those old movies into fantastic looking HD Blu-ray disc videos?

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Up until recently, I had never given much thought to older movies that get restored to Blu-ray.  A movie is a movie is a movie.  Right?  The bottom line is if the story is good enough and the movie is a classic, I used to think that putting a pretty new wrapper on something didn’t do much for it.

This is a quickie investigation into the process of just how movie studios manage to make older movies look so good and highly detailed when they "convert them to HD" on Blu-ray.

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When I first caught the AMC TV series Breaking Bad in HD (as my first real experience with HD) and thought it was pretty cool.  To me the visuals really did give an extra dimension or accent to the viewing experience.  Or in a word, WOW!

And then I managed to purchase Ridley Scott‘s Alien and the sequel, James Cameron‘s Aliens on Blu-ray.  Knowing that these were older films I wasn’t expecting much… maybe a bit cleaner of an image or what not.


NETFLIX Talks Marvel Programming


This started out as a small piece about the upcoming Marvel title Jessica Jones series on Netflix, and it exploded with words from m'brain about any plans we may know of about the number of series coming from Marvel Television to Netflix. What can I say? I like pondering these things and my fingers like echoing my thoughts.

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EH hem...

Netflix's Marvel series, Jessica Jones series is coming to air sometime in the fourth quarter of 2015.

I've never heard of this franchise title before it was announced for a Netflix series, but basically, Jones is a former super hero who turns into a private investigator. (No, turning into a P.I. is not a super hero power). But the show will take the character a bit farther than the comics title has, making her a damaged individual. (I hate damaged heroes! IN a good way, but I hate them! Have you seen HBOs True Detective. They take this premise to an entirely new level.)

Jessica Jones will star Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don't Turst the B---- in Apt 23) in the title role and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Gracepoint, Broadchurch) with playing a bad guy called The Purple Man.

Jessica Jones will also help launch the 2016 series, Luke Cage, who will be played by Mike Coulter. BTW, Jones and Cage have a thing, and Cage (AKA Power Man) is a hero who has unbreakable skin and superhuman strength.


New Movies This Week: MISSIONs and VACATIONs

New Movies In Theaters This Week include IMPOSSIBLE MISSIONs and crazy VACATIONs

This week for new movies we have a collective... OK, two new films coming out this week and they are on the different end of the spectrum from each other. From Tom Cruise to Ed Helms. So it is possible that one won't trample the other's toes in stealing their ticket-buying demographic.

I bet Mission Impossible will dethrone Ant-Man this week from that #1 spot, but I am willing to be surprised by the Vacation sequel or extenuation too.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in theaters now


Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

Sadly, this Mission Impossible film is rated PG-13, but they're going for the full  spectrum of movie-goers with this 131 min film.

"Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF."

It stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and a bunch more folks.

It's directed by Christopher McQuarrie who has worked with Tom Cruise before on films he's written scripts for like Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher and Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects.  (I loved the fun from Edge of Tomorrow...)

He's directed The Way of the Gun and Jack Reacher, which I liked.

There have been a number of early reviews out giving the film a "meta" score of 74/100.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, Michael Douglas News Bits

 Justice League movie news, Batman v Superman movie news...

Today we chat about some of the latest JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, & Michael Douglas role in the Marvel Universe News Bits.

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Justice League Movie Details

Director Zack Snyder has been dishing on some details about some upcoming WB/DC movies, including the extended DC universe and the upcoming Justice League movie. But these are more generally looking at the outline of thoughts about the DC Film Universe, or whatever they're calling it to try and stay unique and apart from Marvel's huge success.

Snyder states the obvious by saying that their shared universe will be one giant story, with the JL concept kept in mind, while they build the individual stories up to it.

This means that the directors of the other films, (Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Aquaman) can do what they want, but they must keep the overall scheme of the end product in mind, as they point towards that end-goal when many of these films come together.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in March of 2016 and Justice League Part One opens in November of 2017.

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We've recently learned Batman's role in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and other details about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie in an Empire Magazine article.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NETFLIX Talks LONGMIRE And Premiere Date

NETFLIX Talks LONGMIRE And Premiere Date

If you recall, A&E bailed on fans and cancelled Longmire, starring Robert Taylor. Despite pretty decent viewer numbers, A&E had a plan that did not involve airing content they, themselves, were not producing.

In the scramble, Netflix picked up the show. I mean face it, they are developing great content. And now they have fan-favorite modern western Longmire.

Also, per notes mentioned, the show had a new home 12 minutes after being shit-canned by A&E.

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Today Netflix announced that Longmire will premiere season four on their service on September 10th, 2015. it will be a 10-episode season. I just set my calendar! Did you?


FOX Embargoes FANTASTIC FOUR Reviews

Fox sets restrictive review embargoes on FANTASTIC FOUR

Nothing is more of a warning to fans, than when a movie studio forces an embargo on movie reviews almost right up to the day of the film's release.

And that is exactly what Fox is doing with reviews for Fantastic Four. Come on, how bad is it? I guess we'll find out when the reviews come out.

Word on the street is that review embargoes lift at 4pm PACIFIC time, the day before the movie comes out in theaters while print trade publications left the DAY OF release.

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It's bad enough that director Josh Trank was reportedly so tough to work with, that he got himself fired from a future Star Wars gig with Disney. And to be honest, that has to be tough to do!

And that rumors said that production staff surrounding Trank had to step up to finish the film.


Channing Tatum May Be Out of GAMBIT

RUMOR: Channing Tatum has or will be dropping out of the Gambit movie

Rumors on the street are saying that Channing Tatum has or will be dropping out of the Gambit movie.

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The Wrap found some inside info indicating that Channing Tatum's contractual deal with 20th Century Fox is developing issues and Tatum is looking to exit the movie project known as Gambit.

Rumors or insiders are saying that both parties are in talks right now, but that things are not looking good.

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This is odd, considering it is being reported that this was a Tatum "passion project" of his. I also find it odd or suspect timing, that this news comes on the heels of the casting movie news for the Gambit film.


NETFLIX Announces New and Returning Original Series

NETFLIX Announces New and Returning Original Series

Today Netflix let some steam out of their bag by announcing some new and returning series, including some kid content, Bojack Horseman news and other goodies.

Rather than going on and on about it I'll present the press release and you can read on and on about it...

Sound good?

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via press release

Master of None - Friday, November 6, 2015

Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, the show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Ansari stars in and created the series with Alan Yang; both serve as executive producers alongside Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Dave Becky (Louie), and David Miner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu and is produced by Universal TV and 3 Arts for Netflix. 

Chelsea Does - Coming Soon

Chelsea Does is a documentary film series comprised of four films that feature Chelsea Handler exploring topics of personal fascination: marriage, racism, technology and drugs. Her talk show for Netflix will launch in 2016. Chelsea Does is directed by Oscar-nominated Eddie Schmidt (This Film is Not Yet Rated) and executive produced by Chelsea Handler and Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and produced by Gary Snoonian (Chelsea Lately).


Monday, July 27, 2015

Comedy Writers for SPIDER-MAN Movie?

Spider-Man movie news

The news on the street ia that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein will be writing the upcoming Marvel/Sony production of Spider-Man.

EH?

I say 'eh' because these are the guys behind the newest Vacation comedy film coming out soon. They're treating Spider-Man as a geek with superpowers, who deals with his situation via his humor.

Oh god...

Tom Holland will be playing Spider-Man, and when you go back to look up this pair's resume, Francis has directed some short films and written a few things like Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. You may know the guy, since he played Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones.


Casting News: ORIGINALS, VAMPIRE DIARIES, SHIELD

asting News for: The ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Agents of SHIELD

In and about town new casting news has popped up, saying that (An EW Exclusive) Lawrence Kao (The Walking Dead) and Oliver Ackland (Satisfaction) and Rebecca Breeds will be joining The Originals.

While The Vampire Diaries will have Justice Leak, Jaiden Kaine, Tim Kang and Todd Lasance joining the cast and additionally joining other new cast members of Elizabeth Blackmore, Scarlett Byrne and Teressa Liane.

In a seperate piece on the web, it's been reported that Andrew Howard will be joining Agents of SHIELD in a recurring role of a SHIELD agent.

For a complete or at least pretty big list of new actors joining various shows, visit CS's "List of 2015-16 TV season casting notes."

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Gets An Expanded Season?

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Gets An Expanded Second Season

The show has not even aired yet and AMC is already taking a stance and showing solidarity behind the project by expanding the number of episodes they have ordered for the second season of Fear the Walking Dead.

That's right, but before you think that's odd, you should know that AMC ONLY ordered six episodes for the first season of the Walking Dead prequel. They don't like committing to things.

They've upped the episode count to 15 for the second season, which if they stay on course for how they handle shows, there will be seven or eight eps, then a huge mid-season break, then the show will return to finish off the season after that.


NETFLIX in August, New and Dropped Titles

NETFLIX in August, New and Dropped Titles

Netflix is always upping the ante with what comes on board their list of offerings while other contracts expire on them.

I see The Hurt Locker coming out...  you NEED to check that out. If gritty war dramas are your thing. I also see some LEGO titles and an animated Spider-Man title leaving the network.

With that said, here's what's premiering on Netflix in August, while after this list, is what is leaving the distributor in August.

Premiering on Aug. 1
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Asylum (2005)
Back in Time/ Cong Cong Na Nian (2014)
Beneath the Helmet (2014)
Breakup Buddies/ Xin Hau Lu Fang (2014)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Casting By (2012)
Dancing on the Edge: Season 1
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2
Dear Frankie (2004)
Dogs on the Inside (2014)
Electric Slide (2014)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Flex is Kings (2013)
Lost and Love/ Shi Gu (2015)
Masha and the Bear: Season 1
November Rule (2015)
Odd Squad: Season 1
Outcast (2014)
Pants on Fire (2014)
Reading Rainbow: Volume 1
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014)
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery (2012)
Somewhere Only We Know/You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao (2015)
Sorority Row (2009)
The Code: Season 1
The Golden Era/Huang Jin Shi Dai (2014)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Living (2014)
The Mind of a Chef: Season 3
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008)
Utopia: Season 1 .
Vexed: Season 1-2
War (2007)
Wing Commander (1999)



GAMBIT Movie News

Gambit film starring Channing Tatum

As we all may or may not know, there's a Gambit film on the horizon, with Channing Tatum attached as the lead character. (AH, now I have the ladies attention!)

Gambit is a is Marvel mutant character, whose powers include

"The mutant ability to tap into the potential energy contained within an object and transform it into kinetic energy upon touching it. When Gambit thus charges an object and throws it at a target, the object releases this energy explosively on impact."

The Cajun grew up as a pick-pocket, but later became a good guy, falling in with The X-Men. His favorite method of delivering explosive surprises on people is via playing cards.

We last saw this character portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who has since moved on to bigger and better projects like HBOs dark crime drama, True Detective.

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With that said, this film is due to go into production fairly soon and casting calls are being seen out and about the web.

And if you like being totally surprised and entertained by a movie when you hit it up in theaters, I'd suggest possibly not reading any further, but rather, go look at my massive list of casting news on the upcoming 2015-16 TV season!

Though to be honest, I don't think this is THE cast of the film, but possibly of an aspect of his life.

Either way, these could be spoilers because the cast of characters will be giving some stuff away:

casting call could be GAMBIT movie spoilers


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hawkman Appearing on FLASH and ARROW

Hawkman to appear in ARROW and THE FLASH..

More CW news is out there talking about a character from their new, upcoming hero series, Legends of Tomorrow, and his name is Carter Hall/Hawkman and he will be joining Hawkgirl on the show.

But before he shows up in Legends, he will be making his appearance first in both Arrow and The Flash!


AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON Blu-ray/DVD Release

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON Blu-ray/DVD Release

Joss Whedon was in a pickle. He tends to frown upon director cuts, but he had to cut so much from the finished product of Avengers: Age of Ultron, that you would think, or at least hope, that he might rescind that principle. Though I do agree that what ends up on the screen, should be THE end product, with none of that "alternate" end noise.

Still, it seems that with the home entertainment release, we will be getting a slew of cut scenes, gag reels (I can never get enough of those) and some behind-the-scenes bits.

BUT there will not be any "One Shot," which sort of sucks, though there will be a featurette about the Infinity Gems.

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KEY & PEELE To End

Key and Peele coming to a close on Comedy Central

If you are enjoying the latest season of Key & Peele, you may want to enjoy the moment(s). The season that is now set to end in September, will be its last.

Producers are saying that this is their decision to end the show and for the primary players to explore venues on their own.

Per a quote to The Wrap,


Ant-Man Wins Another Weekend


It is no surprise, considering what I have been reading about Pixels, but Ant-Man took this weekend's box-office  (again) by pulling in an estimated $25M.

The horribly reviewed Pixels pulled in an estimated $24M, which for an opening weekend, is not something to write home about and some think that this was Adam Sandler's last straw with movies.

Minions plummeted by 55% from its opening weekend last weekend, netting $22M.


Classic Reflections: ALIEN TRESPASS Review

Classic Reflections: ALIEN TRESPASS Review

Folks, here is another movie review from Sybil Vasche of a (soon to be?) classic B-movie, called Alien Trespass.

Side note:  Wikipedia has a nice article about the meaning of 'B Movies' and it makes for interesting reading when you have a few minutes. A 'B Movie' was usually the second feature in a two-film presentation, but through the years the 'B Movie' moniker has come to be associated with low budget, badly made movies.

Lots of what we consider classic sci fi movies fall into this niche – unfortunately.  Some of these movies have great story ideas, casts and even acting, but if you don’t have a large budget, you just don’t have money to make the film look good or believable to audiences.   (Back in the old days most theaters would usually show:  a cartoon, a news real, 2 movies and sometimes even give you a dish according to my dad who grew up in New York City.)

I have a newer, more recent classic reflection movie than what we usually focus on called Alien Trespass. It’s more like a homage to 1950s sci fi movies, and didn’t make a big splash when it came out so that’s why I’m including it here.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Dobrev, McQueen, Trevino Exits Vampire Diaries

Casting news: VAMPIRE DIARIES loses Nina Dobrev, Steven McQuee and Michael Trevino

When I was watching the closing episodes of season six of The Vampire Diaries, I was presuming that this big "sleep" that Elena Gilbert was going through, was just a story tool and something to work towards in the next season's story line.

Nina Dobrev has exited The Vampire Diaries

But while I was looking up some news about Steven McQueen, I came across a piece about how Nina Dobrev has exited The Vampire Diaries after six seasons.

Cripes, so she's totally left the show! At the moment I don't see anything in her upcoming career over on IMDb, but dang. She's out?


Huge List of Casting News for 2015 TV Season

Huge List of Casting News for 2015 TV Season

I found a huge list of casting announcements for some Whedonverse actors, Vampire Diaries cast, Parenthood alum, and Thor's Loki will be showing up on a small screen near you. Um, that's if your TV screen is kind of near you, like near the couch or chair you're sitting in.

Here we go...

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 American Crime - Faran Tahir
 American Crime Story  -  David Schwimmer
 American Horror Story: Hotel  -  Naomi Campbell

 American Horror Story: Hotel  -  Max Greenfield
 American Horror Story: Hotel -   Lady Gaga
 Arrow -   Neal McDonough
 Arrow   -  J.R. Bourne
 Arrow - Jeri Ryan

 Banshee (Cinemax) -   Eliza Dushku
 Blindspot  -  Jaimie Alexander

 Chicago Fire  -  Vampire Diaries Steven R. McQueen

XENA Warrior Princess Reboot In the Making?

Lucy Lawless as the 1995 version of Xena, The Warrior Princess


When I was, um, younger, I used to watch Hercules: The Legendary Journeys with Kevin Sorbo, and after that, Xena: Warrior Princess, with Lucy Lawless. Admittedly, these two shows had my attention and probably helped the actors jump start their careers into genre casting.

Then recently I guess Lawless said something about reprising her role of Xena, which got the world agog, but she had to correct the masses tweeting “Sorry, friends! news of a “Xena” reboot is just a rumor. I’d love it to happen one day but it’s still in the wishful thinking stage.” I wonder if that was just an accidental "jumping of the gun?"

It turns out, per THR, that NBC is looking to reboot the title, with the original producers from the 1995 series (that ran six years), Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.


Paul Walker's Brother Carries On

Paul Walker (RIP) in Furious Seven

The world was devastated when Paul Walker died senselessly in a stupid-ass solo car accident. His brother stepped up to fill in a few spots the production needed to complete for the Fast and Furious film that was in production.

I guess Paul's brother, Cody Walker, liked the gig enough  and will be doing more movies.

Well, at least one more that I know of.

He has a role in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore, in a film about an incident during world War II. Near the end of the war the ship was torpedoed leaving the crew vulnerable to things like dehydration and shark attacks. After all was said and done, only 300+ crew were left out of the original complement of a thousand.

The ship, by the way, was carrying parts for the first nuclear bomb.

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WASP In Upcoming Marvel Movie(s)

The Wasp in upcoming Marvel films
The Wasp by Ronron84 on DeviantArt

In case anyone has been wondering, yes, The Wasp will be making her appearance(s) in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, being an integral part of their Phase 3 films.

But where, well, the man behind the film giant is being mum and coy, not saying.

Conjectures are that she won't be appearing in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, considering how many character heroes are already appearing in that movie.

Feige first implied multiple films, then later in an interview said 'one' film. The working theories are that she will appear in the Avengers: Infinity War movies, both parts one and two. (that adds up to multiple appearances but maybe just "one" film with two parts. Right?).

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Marvel Movies Ranked, So Far, To Date

Phase 1 Marvel movies Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, Captain America

I saw a post about ranking all the Marvel movies on one site and as I looked around the web, I noticed just how many different sites have their own, older lists.

The one thing I hate about "rankings" from most sites is that these lists are usually just one person's opinion and that devalues the list to me. If they had run a survey that had several hundred to thousand replies, then maybe I'd consider it. But lists by an individual is just not that happening for me.

But...

Phase 2 Marvel movies, Iron Man 2, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Avengers 2

If you were to ask me, I had an emotional high from watching the first Iron Man movie, the first Avengers film and an intellectual understanding of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Why the highs and intellectual reactions? Iron Man showed brain and brawn, with 'tude. The Avengers pulled everyone together in such a sublimely wonderful story that you did not mind the abundance of humor and action.


Movies Opening Friday, Jul 24, 2015

New Movies Opening Friday, Jul 24, 2015

This week the new movies in town include Paper Towns, Pixels, Southpaw and other stuff like what's been out in theaters.

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Pixels seems fun...

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

But if I had to choose, judging from how poorly it has been received by critics across the board, well, I'd save my money. But that's just me.

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Paper Towns

Stars Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith     and is about:

A young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.

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Southpaw


Howard Stern Getting More Recognition For His Interviews

Howard Stern still from America's Got Talent

For quite a few years I've known that one of the best interviewers out there is Howard Stern. He does not pull punches. He is not restricted by political angles between studios and production. He is who he is. And believe it or not, he has a keen eye for movies and when he interviews folks, he hits home with some great questions.

Of late, it is almost like clock work that when he gets one of his friends in the studio for his SiriusXM radio show interviews, it's only a matter of hours, as in the next day, when we start hearing quotes from his interviews out in the mainstream media.

To be honest, if he does not do it now, he should market his interviews as stand-alone products.

Case in point, I just came across a piece about Jada Smith and open relationships, off a Stern interview.


UNDER THE DOME - Bad Ratings and Wonky Stories

Under the Dome is getting bad ratings and weird stories
Under the Dome cast is looking for a good story somewhere...

I'm killing time watching a DVRd episode of Under the Dome and to be honest, I do not know why?  Since the show drifted off and past the source material, it has been stretching hard to fill episodic time with alien egg story.

-We have the orgasmic goo called oxytocin. (spelling?)

-We have mindless zombiness taking over the townspeople.

-We have puffy-lipped Helgenberg seemingly controlling people.

-We have Barbie offering first aid because he did lots of it in an alternate reality.

-We have government people experimenting on everyone.

And other nonsensical crap that they're pulling out of some weird hat they found in some closet somewhere.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Who Played the Golem in ‘Supernatural’ ep “Everybody Hates Hitler”

Who Played the Golem in ‘Supernatural’

In case you were wondering, in the episode titled "Everybody Hates Hitler," which originally aired on Wednesday (2/6/13) episode of Supernatural, it was written by Ben Edlund and featured a really big fellow that played a great golem.  In fact, he was a very likable big golem in this case!

Traditionally, a golem is either a clay figure that’s been brought to life or an automation/robot.  It’s classic lore comes from a Jewish legend.  But tonight on Supernatural, there was nothing clay about this boy!  OK, he was made of clay, but was pretty tough!

The golem in Supernatural was played by John DeSantis, and at first glance, he reminded me of the Dr Jekyl/Mr Hyde monster from the 2003 movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  But to be honest, I’m not sure where else I might have seen him.  And I can’t believe I haven’t seen or remembered him from other things he’s done.

The big guy, John DeSantis, is 6’9″ tall man and is known as one of the tallest actors from Canada.  He’s been in 13 movies and had one-up roles in 29 different TV series.  He was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and there’s not much more on him personally, that I can quickly locate.

But I do have a bead on his acting resume!


Casting News: GOTHAM, ARROW, HORROR STORY

Casting News for GOTHAM, ARROW, HORROR STORY

Here's some casting news for the upcoming seasons of Gotham, Arrow and American Horror Story:

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Gotham


Michael Chiklis joins the cast of Gotham


Michael Chiklis will be joining the cast of Gotham and assuming the role of Gotham City Police Capt. Nathaniel Barnes, who seems to be on the hunt of getting rid of the “dead wood” in the department.

His description is of a man who is not afraid of making enemies, while becoming an ally to Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Yet, he's fully capable of being a powerful enemy.

Zoinks.

Chiklis was on The Shield, No Ordinary Family, Vegas, and the most recent season of American Horror Story. He also had a small role in two episodes of the final season of Sons of Anarchy. (Was that a rough final season of SOA or what?)

Gotham is returning on Fox for its second season, on Monday, September 21st.

(To be honest, I hated the premise of all the children versions of the classic Batman bad guys and good guys, but the writing saves this show and tells a fantastic tale of Jim Gordon's fight to clean up the corrupt city of crime and criminal cops, all while watching Bruce Wayne grow up.)


SHARKNADO Day on Syfy

SHARKNADO Day on Syfy

Because this is about as exciting as it gets for Syfy, their smash hit monster movie, Sharknado, is premiering its third film, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! tonight. (At least they don't take themselves too seriously, and that's half the fun of it.)

But wait, there's more!!!

If you haven't caught the first two, they're both airing on Syfy just prior to the premiere of Sharkado 3!!!

That's right folks, you can get yourself six telecast hours of angry, flying sharks who have nothing better to do than to gobble up people as they fall from the sky! First with Sharknado, then Sharknado 2: The Second One, and you can wrap it all up with Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.

YOU CAN THANK ME LATER!



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Feige Talks ANT-MAN Spoilers, The Wasp, Civil War

Kevin Feige talks ANT-MAN, The Wasp, and Captain America: Civil War.

Kevin Feige Outs ANT-MAN Spoilers plus some additional details about The Wasp, and Captain America: Civil War.

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I do not believe it, but within a day or two of the opening weekend, Marvel's creative brain helming the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) put out some interviews and statements that pretty much outed some of the best surprises from the Ant-Man movie, starring Paul Rudd. WTF Kevin Feige? What's with the spoilers?

You would think they have zero faith in the film or word-of-mouth, considering how fast Feige was out with details about the scenes.  Then again, it was the top performing film of its opening weekend last weekend ($57.23M), but it was also Marvel's second lowest earning opener since 2008's The Incredible Hulk.

OK, so Ant-Man is a bit of an obscure character for some, but still.

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With that being said, I will be talking about these spoilers that Feige tossed out there, so leave if you must. Or stick around, since it will be inevitable you will or already have found yourself in the midst of these spoilers.

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DOWNTON ABBEY Ending

Downton Abbey ending

I do not remember if I ever mentioned it, but Downton Abbey's sixth season, which is slated to start around September, will be its last. It is ending because, per sources, the cast contracts are coming up and they want to move on to new projects.

Producer Gareth Neame said,

"Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…"

Jon Snow Lives! OMG, Kit Harrinton Is On The Set!!!

Kit Harrinton Is Spotted On The Set of Game of Thrones

OMG, Kit Harrinton Is On The Set of Game of Thrones in Belfast! Everyone swoon now, being pretty sure that all of your theories that Jon Snow is not dead, is being proven this very second!!! Right?  Right???

Or not.

Hang on gang. First I've been following all the little news bits and pieces as to what has happened to Jon Snow in the season finale of HBOs Game of Thrones.

SPOILERS or NOT... It's all theory, but I will be spoiling that closing scene from the show, just in case the cave you live in does not get cable.

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