It’s the worst kept secret that Netflix has changed the game of television, both on the side of the networks and on the side of the viewers. As TV viewers become more acclimated to binge-watching, on-demand, anytime scheduling, the major U.S. networks have scrambled to keep up by phasing out repeats, having year-round schedules of new programs, and, like a recent move by NBC, posting all episodes of a series to stream instantly. Given all that, and the ease and access of Netflix business model, observers are now saying that in just over a year, Netflix will have more viewers than NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. (more…)
Now that we’ve officially got an actor attached to playing Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – set to debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own web-slinging film – lots of fans are now turning their anxiety-riddled anticipation towards wondering exactly what Spider-Man’s story is going to be all about. The fine folks over at Birth.Movies.Death had the opportunity to chat for a bit with the current king of the Marvel Movie house, Kevin Feige, and he shared with them some very interesting tidbits about what we can expect to see on screen.
The International trailer for Greg Berlanti‘s CBS Supergirl series hit the Internet over the weekend. It is so much better than that first trailer, perhaps CBS has figured out how to actually market this new series, or at least not sabotage it with a hysterically bad music sound track. The pilot has already leaked so many of you have already seen it. Those that have not can click-through to check out the new trailer, which sets up the series in a much better way than the previous trailers. (more…)
Obviously when you release the schedule for the first half of a con, you’re going to release the schedule for the second half sooner rather than later. To wit, San Diego Comic Con has now fully disclosed the goings on of their 2015 edition, and the weekend line-up promises the bulk of the con’s big movie panels ( Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.) and some of the TV shows (Heroes Reborn, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) it didn’t have time to get to one Friday. So what’s in store? Hit the jump and get the full schedule for both Saturday and Sunday.
After a slew of production delays, Star Trek 3 (tentatively titled Star Trek Beyond) has officially started filming, but Paramount Pictures is looking even farther ahead than that. They’ve reportedly signed Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to reprise their leading roles as Kirk and Spock, respectively, for the 4th installment of the sci-fi franchise. These deals aren’t a guarantee for a fourth movie, though; Paramount will see how Star Trek 3 fares in theaters first before any concrete plans come into play. (more…)
The overall quality and watch-ability of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is debatable. The acting isn’t the strongest, the dialogue is pretty bad and cheesy at times, and the plot is a bit slow and all over the place. However, the story lines are getting tighter as the show goes on. Also, as each character develops, there are questions raised that keep viewers coming back each week for answers.
Things are going to get a lot more interesting in season 3. Variety reports that the series will be introducing characters inspired by the Secret Warriors comic book series when the show returns this fall. (more…)
J.K. Rowling took to the Twitterverse today to announce a brand new Harry Potter… play. That’s right, the boy who wouldn’t die will be trodding the boards on a West End stage in a brand new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Unconfirmed word around the Internet is that this will be set in the early years of Harry Potter. (more…)
Tyrese Gibson is an interesting person. While no one would ever believe that he could earn an Oscar, there is no doubt that the Fast & Furious star is a welcome addition to any movie he boards. His particular brand of humor is often a welcome break in otherwise serious movies and there is no doubt that the man oozes charm and charisma. Plus, he’s pretty easy on the eyes, to boot, which may have more than one fan following him for a bit more than just his philosophies on life. A while back, an online campaign to place the actor into the role of Green Lantern John Stewart began and if his recent comments to ET are any indication, it appears that the internet may have just gotten their way again. (more…)