‘Jem and the Holograms’ Live-Action Flick Gets its Cast

- 04-24-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It seems like only yesterday that we first heard the news that the powers-that-be were putting together a live-action version of the old 80s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms. Apparently, they’re in full force with this one, as they’ve already got a cast lined up. Read on find out who will be filling these cartoon shoes on the big screen. (more…)

Jason Voorhees to Stab His Way Into Your Living Room With New ‘Friday the 13th’ Series

- 04-24-14TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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For fans of the new (and kind of great) Hannibal TV series, you have another mass murderer to look forward to sitting down with on a weekly basis. Only this one doesn’t prepare you meals. In fact — he can’t do a whole lot more than breathe on your ass before he stabs you in the face.

Friday the 13th is coming back to television! Only this time, it’s going to bring the iconic hockey mask along for the ride (from 1987 to 1990, there was a Canadian-American TV series that played more like a precursor to The X-Files and Supernatural, borrowing the famous franchise’s title solely for name recognition). Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original film (as well as producer of Wes Craven’s infamous Last House on the Left), is pooling his resources to try and replicate the recent success of Hannibal and Bates Motel, and as a horror fan I couldn’t be happier. The level of gore featured in both Lecter’s tale (as well The Walking Dead) all but ensures that we’ll get some quality gratuitous kills from the hulking mongoloid on a weekly basis.

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E20 – “Seeing Red”

- 04-24-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Ever since Arrow capped off its Season 1 finale with the unexpected and tragic death of Tommy Merlyn, the series hasn’t let up. In a way, tragedy has become the name of the game, because no one ever became a broodingly heroic savior without losing a few of those closest to them. [SPOILERS] (more…)

REVIEW/RECAP: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – Episode 19 – “The Only Light in the Darkness”

- 04-23-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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Still feeling the aftershocks of “Turn, Turn, Turn”, we finally meet Coulson’s cellist ex-girlfriend—but not before she’s in imminent danger. Having been let free from captivity during Garrett and Ward’s raid of The Fridge, a powerful villain with deadly powers goes on a war path that puts Phil’s one true love at risk. (more…)

Animated ‘Chew’ Casts Steven Yeun & Felicia Day as Leads

- 04-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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John Layman’s award winning comic Chew is getting the animation treatment by director Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies, Peter Panzerfaust) and they’ve cast Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) as the voices for detective Tony Chu and his girlfriend Amelia Mintz. (more…)

George R.R. Martin’s Thoughts on That Uncomfortable Scene from Last Week’s ‘Game of Thrones’

- 04-22-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last week’s episode of HBO and George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones had a controversial scene between Jaime and Cersei that had the Internet and Monday morning water-cooler conversation buzzing. Now George R.R. Martin has weighed in on the scene and the differences between the television show and the books it is inspired by. (more…)

‘True Blood’ Season 7 Teaser: How Fast Can I Watch 6 Seasons of ‘True Blood’?

- 04-21-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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I have to tell you right off the bat that I haven’t watched a single episode of True Blood. I know, I know, what the hell is wrong with me? It’s just that Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Big Bang Theory, and a whole lot of life got in the way. So you can imagine that when I had this teaser to cover, that I might be a little confused, but I’ve been confused before. (more…)

Is a ‘Farscape’ Movie on the Horizon?

- 04-21-14TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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While he’s been busy working on such series as Revolution and DefianceFarscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon hasn’t lost sight of his now decade-old baby. Fans have been wondering if O’Bannon would ever return to the Farscape universe after the show ended, and now it seems like there might be a glimmer of hope that astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) could resume his adventures on a screen near you.

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RECAP/REVIEW – Game of Thrones – Season 4, Episode 3: ‘Breaker of Chains’

- 04-21-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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Now that’ve we’ve gotten the first big death of Season Four out of the way, it’s time to move on and remember that Westeros is a big place, with seemingly every corner stuffed with stories.

‘The sprawl’ is one of the biggest attractions to Game of Thrones’ unconventional style of story-telling, and also what makes it somewhat frustratingly impossible to sum up in an easy fashion. After the longest prolonged scene in the series’ history last week (which concluded with us saying goodbye to one of its most hated characters), Benioff, Weiss & Martin’s proverbial omnipotent camera doesn’t just zoom out in Episode Four, it proceeds to pull a full-blow Don Siegel-style helicopter shot, in which we get a God’s Eye view of many goings-on. Despite resolving the cliffhanger we were left on by ‘The Lion and the Rose’ in its initial scene, ‘Breaker of Chains’ is a (possibly healthy) reminder that the world is what take precedence in Game of Thrones, not a singular, easy-to-circumscribe narrative arc.

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New Trailer for Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Reveals That Evil is In the Eye of the Beholder

- 04-21-14TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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Does anybody remember The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? The movie, not the comic book? With all the weird literary figures teaming up to fight…something? My mind’s kind of hazy but I think it ended Stephen Norrington’s directorial career. If we’re lucky, maybe this new Showtime horror series will put Josh Hartnett down for good.

I kid Hartnett, as anybody who’s ever worked with Brian De Palma is cool by me, but Penny Dreadful definitely gives off an LXE vibe, what with its teaming of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and figures from Bram Stoker’s Dracula in a Victorian England setting. I might be cynical, but it also doesn’t help that Showtime is responsible for perhaps the most heartbreaking attempt at a horror series in the history of cable (the failed Masters of Horror experiment). Maybe I’ll give this one a try if Stephen King calls me up and says “hey…it’s aight by me”. I don’t see that happening, though and today’s new trailer does nothing to convince me otherwise.

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