Monday, May 29, 2017

Neill Blomkamp's OATS: VOLUME 1 Teaser Trailer


So what has Neill Blomkamp been up to lately? Well, since his spec Aliens sequel script got dissed in favor of Ridley Scott's predictable story line prequels (That don't quite seem to be adding up to what we're expecting from the first Alien movie), I guess what took place was that he created a startup production company on Steam called Oats Studio and this is what came of it.


Folks think this platform will be something he uses to test shorts, with the potential of big screen releases if they do well enough on Steam.

And yes, I would drop a buck or two to watch this film! And was that Sigourney Weaver???


{https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoiezEB9n2Q}

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

HBO GAME OF THRONES Season 7 Teaser Trailer


Well, need we say more?




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


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Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres 7.16.17 on HBO. #GoTS7


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CW's VALOR, First Look, Four Minute Trailer


This seems like a daring or bold new show from The CW...  Valor.




{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dqzih8hI1U }

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About VALOR:
An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo. Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire.

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WONDER WOMAN, Final Trailer


Wonder Woman - Rise of the Warrior [Official Final Trailer]




{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JWcU96QkjU }

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Check out the new trailer for Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and directed by Patty Jenkins.

“Wonder Woman” is released in cinemas around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 1, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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The trailers definitely look like this will be a fun version of action. We'll see how it really pans out when it hits theaters in June.

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BLADE RUNNER 2049, Trailer, About







{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4 }


via press release

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
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Considering how poorly, (or obviously) Scott is milking the Alien franchise with crap "prequels," is anyone else worried about this film completely not living up to any of your expectations?


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Zack Snyder Out, Joss Whedon In on JUSTICE LEAGUE


Due to tragic circumstances in the Snyder family, where his 20-year-old daughter committed suicide back in March. And all this time, Zack Snyder and his wife, Deborah, tried to muster through their sorrow via their work. But alas, this was not the healthiest course of action for the Snyders and after some time, decided it best if they step down from their directorial and production duties from the Justice League film to be with their family, who needs them most right now.

It is truly a valiant effort, nearly superhero-like if you will, as they tried to stay the course, commit to work and try to get through this, but to be honest, I can't fathom that having been the best for anyone involved in the Justice League movie or their family.

And regardless of the industry insiders thinking that this film was going to be career-hanging film for the Snyders, this was his best move. You can see his statement below, but albeit, our thoughts go out to the Snyder family.


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With that said, it seems that he hired Joss Whedon to step in and help finish the job of getting Justice League out the door and into theaters.

But before my Whedon-verse mode got too excited, I realized that most of the production has been done and upon further review, I see that Whedon has already been working with Snyder for over a month, and is stepping in to to oversee extensive post-production work and shoot some substantial additional scenes. It was stressed by WB that the extra scenes will be set to the style and tempo that Snyder has already set with earlier work.

So we won't be getting that usual feel from Whedon's ability to put together fantastic ensemble stories, like he did with The Avengers and Age of Ultron. And don't forget, Joss Whedon has been writing a Batgirl script for WB, in which he will also direct.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MUTANT Movies, AVENGERS Films, Shyamalan Sequel News


- Did you know that Fox has Three X-Men Movies, a New Mutants film, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix movie, all hitting theaters in 2018? At the moment there's been no mention of X-Force, which is being sort of looked at as a Deadpool 2.5, since Cable and Deadpool will be in it.

- So the next two Avengers movies were originally called Infinity War, parts one and two. But then Marvel started scrambling and saying these are two different movies and that they are not part one and two. Sure, what ever. But then during an interview recently, Zoe Saldana was talking about filming Ifinity War, and that later this year, they'll need to get back together to film Gauntlet.

So there you go, if that's a real slip, then Infinity War is part one, and Avengers: Gauntlet is the (not) part two, which, if that this second part is truly titled Guantlet, well, it's silly that Marvel is saying these next two films are different movies.

So, unless they somehow work in the new version of Capt America in the comics, into this series of films. That would suck because I DO NOT LIKE where they went with Cap. AT ALL. What they've done just about impacts how I feel about the movies, it changed my feelings about the films to some degree.

- M. Night Shyamalan announced via Twitter that his next film, Glass, will be in theaters January 18th, 2019. But what's really interesting is that it is a sequel to both Split and Unbreakable.  Bruce Willis is playing David Dunn, Samuel L. (I'm in almost every movie ever made) Jackson will return as Mr. Glass. James McAvoy will return as The Horde and Anna Taylor Joy will return as Casey Cooke.  Apparently if you saw Split, this makes sense. And if you haven't seen Split yet, but waiting to see it at home, well, I guess they just spoiled things for some of us.

Hey, I always wanted to see an Unbreakable sequel. Sweet!

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TV News Bits, CHICAGO JUSTICE, DYNASTY, SHANNARA CHRONICLES, & More for 5-23-17


American Gods was renewed by Starz for a S2.

It looks like ABC is snagging American Idol, because it's the perfect fit for their network, though, other networks quietly let it slip by, letting this 'fantastic' opportunity go by.

Chicago Justice was finally canned by NBC.

Driver vs. Driver was renewed for S2 by...  the Golf Channel!

The Dynasty reboot is happening, on The CW. Ug.

Shadowhunters was renewed for S3 by Freeform.

The Shannara Chronicles is moving to Spike TV for its upcoming second season.\

The Son was renewed by AMC for a S2.

When Calls the Heart got renewed for a S5 by Hallmark.

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My Big Bollywood Wedding is premiering on Sunday, June 10, on TLC.

Cleverman's S2 is premiering on SundanceTV on Wednesday, June 28.

Did you catch Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter second season premiere on May 22nd?

Did you know that Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek renewed their contracts for their respective shows Through the 2019-20 TV season.

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If you were upset about The CW cancelling Frequency and No Tomorrow, the network is offering conclusions to these shows on their website. Not with any additional episodes, but rather, a four-minute epilogue for Frequency and an extended two-minute finale for No Tomorrow, with explanation in text on what happened to characters. It's lame, but then again, it's thoughtful enough to by the network to offer up conclusions to these two shows.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Universal Renames Their Monster Film Universe

Universal Renames Their Monster Film Universe

Well there you go. Universal has renamed their Monster Cinematic Universe cover to now be that of the "Dark Universe" films.


Now with any film universe, you would think that characters would show up throughout, like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But I'm wondering the same for this film universe. If anything, doesn't good always defeat the evil and that's it, a one-shot film for the monster?

If that's the case, then this might be just a rebranding/marketing effort to get inerest back in the monsters again, and boost their film/home theater sales.

But then Universal had this to say about the films and the connecting threat between them:

"At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium.  Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world.  Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it."

And they aren't casting just anyone in key roles.

You have Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella in the upcoming Mummy movie, where Crowe plays Hyde.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The CW's Fall 2017-18 Lineup, Including BLACK LIGHTNTING

The CW's Fall 2017-18 Lineup, Including BLACK LIGHTNTING

The CW recently announced their upcoming 2017-18 fall TV season and here it is, including an incredibly well done preview for Black Lightning. (It looks pretty daring, aiming at the older demographic of fans with the primary hero!)

MONDAY

Supergirl
Valor (New Series)

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TUESDAY

The Flash
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

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WEDNESDAY

Riverdale
Dynasty (New Series)

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THURSDAY

Supernatural
Arrow
(Anyone out there Jonesing for an Arrow/Supernatural cross-over???)

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FRIDAY

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jane the Virgin

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Other shows premiering later on in midseason

Lucy Hale's Life Sentence,
Black Lightning,
The 100,
iZombie and
The Originals

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Black Lightning First Look Teaser Trailer


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZpJeuXo2CY }




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THE MUMMY w Tom Cruise, The Final Trailer Plus a Sneak Peak Video


Universal Pictures released the final movie trailer for The Mummy, one of the Universal Monster Universe films: This film is directed by Alex Kurtzman, as he teams back up with Tom Cruise, to bring you Mission Impossible, The Mummy Protocol! (OK, that was a joke!)

via press release:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.


CBS 2017-18 TV Schedule

CBS 2017-18 TV Schedule

Below is the proposed upcoming 2017-18 fall schedule for CBS, as announced at the industry upfronts this week.

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MONDAY:

The Big Bang Theory
Young Sheldon (special preview Sept. 25)
9JKL (premieres Oct. 2)
Kevin Can Wait
Me, Myself & I
Scorpion
Superior Donuts (starting Oct. 30)

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TUESDAY

NCIS
Bull
NCIS: New Orleans

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WEDNESDAY

Survivor
Seal Team
Criminal Minds


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Preview THE FLASH Upcoming Season Finale, "Finish Line"


Check out the preview for the upcoming episode of The Flash, titled "Finish Line," on The CW. The season finale of The Flash.



{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDPoJ3SrEQ }





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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, Final Trailer, Watch it Here


This is the final trailer (before the dozens of TV spots) for War for the Planet of the Apes... and it looks pretty awesome!




{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxjPjPzQ1iU }

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via press release

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Directed By Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary


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Monday, May 15, 2017

AGENTS of SHIELD Season Finale Previews


This last season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been one effed up season, where our heroes were first facing off against a wonderfully developed Ghost Rider character, to then, finding themselves mind-effed and stuck in a computer simulation world where Hydra was large and in charge, or as they called it, Agents of Hydra! And don't even get me started with what they've done with Steve Rogers in the comics being a secret Hydra agent all along.

I hate alternate reality episodes like this, so I saved a chunk of time fast-forwarding through a lot of the content and checking out the sticking points of the story. But I also recognized the grand opportunity ABC took to bring back a few characters, or give our heroes a chance to play something other than themselves!

But we have the fourth season finale of Agents of SHIELD coming up, and below, are two previews of a hopeless, gut-wrenching challenge our heroes face. And for gads sake, they better make this a worthy win, and not some last-minute, why didn't we do this sooner, kind of resolution! Right?

Ghost Rider


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg9Jf_y2QgE }

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Fitz/Simmons


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KcsvHEe2t0 }





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Fox's Fall 2017 Schedule, Including THE GIFTED Trailer

Fox's Fall 2017 Schedule, Including THE GIFTED Trailer

Below is the fall schedule for Fox's 2017-18 TV season, including a few new shows, including what looks like a great new entry in the Marvel Universe called The Gifted.

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MONDAY
LUCIFER
THE GIFTED (new)

TUESDAY
LETHAL WEAPON
THE MICK
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

WEDNESDAY
EMPIRE
STAR

THURSDAY
GOTHAM
THE ORVILLE (new)

FRIDAY
HELL’S KITCHEN
THE EXORCIST

SATURDAY
FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SUNDAY
NFL ON FOX
THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
THE SIMPSONS
GHOSTED (new)
FAMILY GUY
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

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About The Gifted

The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3).

The series is written by Burn Notice's Mat Nix and exec produced by other-worldly names.

via press release:

Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.  Written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”) and Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”).


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTzW9rMcbzk }

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The Oroville

via press release

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) and directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, “ER,” “Justified”), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, “24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, “Shameless,” “Bosch”), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, “That Royal Today”), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, “The Cleveland Show”), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, “Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.


{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0 }





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