Other than Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Trilogy and the recent Wonder Woman film, DC has struggled to find their feet on the big screen. Films like Batman V. Superman, and The Justice League have definitely not met studio (or fan) expectations. Each Marvel film seems to have a bigger following than previous films while DC films seem to get more complaints. The discussion on Marvel films is the meaning and characters, while discussion of DC films is about their failures. But one area that DC has not only done well but has full saturation is TV. There are many live-action DC shows on TV now with more on the way. (more…)
AMC will soon begin airing the third season of Preacher (based on the comic book series of the same name published by Vertigo/DC). The show stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as the outlaw Tulip, and Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire Cassidy. Last season saw the trio leave Texas on a road trip that found them in New Orleans looking for God, who happened to be a big fan of Nawlins Jazz. The first trailer and details on the new cast members have been revealed.
It is no secret that die-hard fans of Vertigo’s blasphemous/hilarious comicbook, Preacher, were a little less than pleased with the tone and direction of the AMC TV adaption. Writer Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon book was well known for being a weird mix of the irreverent and the bizarre. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced TV show? Not so much.
That is, until now.
The season 2 trailer just dropped and as you can see for yourself, the series appears to be embracing its comicbook roots a little more earnestly: (more…)
Although the first season ended to a mixed reaction, striking a chord somewhere between madcap oddity and underwhelming wheel spinning, it did at least leave us where Preacher Is meant to be. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are on the road, God is missing and the Saint of Killers is hot on their trail, leaving a bloody mess of corpses in his wake. For fans of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comics that means that the scene is now set, and it’s time for Preacher to start doing what it does best; delivering high-octane insanity, irreverent religious satire, vampires, guns, bizarre sexual fetishes and everything in-between. From the teaser that just dropped, it looks like that’s the plan. (more…)
It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)
Audio commentary for the pilot episode of AMC’s ‘Preacher,’ which debuted this past Sunday, can now be heard in its entirety online. The commentary features the team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, both of whom are executive producers and co-directors of the series.
The episode, which is considered the pilot episode, did quite well in the ratings and received generally positive feedback and remarks for this new show. So the folks over at AMC decided to allow the fans the opportunity to hear commentary by the directors and listen to their thoughts on the series, the struggles in finally bringing the adaptation to the small screen, and a lot of fun and interesting facts about last Sunday’s pilot episode.
What if God abdicated his throne, fled from Heaven, and chose to live among us on Earth? What supernatural or otherworldly phenomena would spawn if an angel and a demon were to have a forbidden tryst? What happens when a man of God gains the Almighty’s voice and can direct and command anyone at will? And when this individual, who has been cursed with this unexpected power over others, learns of God’s vanishing… how far will he go to confront his maker and demand some answers?
This is Preacher. (more…)
Well, it’s finally here. Preacher has been in the works, for good or for evil, for a while now and tonight we had the opportunity, courtesy of AMC, to see the first episode. I was, like many others, pretty damned skeptical about this one. I loved the Preacher books back when I read them (many years ago) and I didn’t want to see them turn Garth Ennis’s work into a piece of shit only fit to flushed down the toiler and forgotten about. After sitting through the hour-long ‘Pilot‘, however, I feel I may be soon changing my tune. Preacher turned out to be highly entertaining, despite all the obvious changes to the storyline. Scroll on for a short recap and review.
* Warning! Contains SPOILERS and language inappropriate for most humans. * (more…)
AMC has just released a new teaser promo video for their upcoming highly anticipated series “Preacher,” set to debut on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The new promo raises the blood pressure and intrigue when it comes to the mysterious forces that impacts the life of West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) and the troubled people who populate his world. Check it out below.
After being rejected by HBO for being ‘too edgy’ even by their standards, getting turned down for movie adaptation (starring James Marsden) then a movie again (directed by D.J. Caruso) before it was finally picked up by AMC, Preacher, much like its comic-book source material, has a long and winding tale to tell. The development team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been picking and prodding at the original work in an effort to turn it into TV material and we’re finally going to get our chance to see it, now that we’ve finally got a definitive release date…