The epic fourth season of Game of Thrones bowed out with the highest ratings of any season finale hitherto. Filming for the 5th season has been ongoing since the start of the summer, and things have been pretty quite marketing wise for the upcoming season on HBO.
Do you watch The Walking Dead weekly? Do you remember Beth (Emily Kinney)? Are you starting to think that her sister Maggie (Lauren Cohan) doesn’t? You’re not alone. Aside from all the other unanswered questions in the fifth season of The Walking Dead, the biggest may be why Maggie isn’t more concerned about the whereabouts of her half-sister Beth, or more to the point, why she hasn’t even taken two-and-a-half seconds out of the very busy season to ponder the question: “I wonder what happened to Beth?” Fortunately, Walking Dead comic creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman has appeared with an answer. An oddly pragmatic and straightforward answer, but an answer nonetheless. (more…)
The flashback is a well-worn device in modern TV storytelling. Some series do it well, like most of the first season of Lost, and some series do it poorly, like practically every flashback on Arrow. That may be my opinion, but I think a lot of the appeal of Game of Thrones is that it keeps the storytelling in the here and now. (Of course, here and now is relative when it comes to the fictional world of Westeros.) But according to the two guys that guide the show, that’s all about to change in the next season of the show. Put on your tie-dye and sweatbands because we’re about to go back in time. Although that’s probably not the dress code of the Westeros of the past. (more…)
Not going to San Diego Comic Con? Too bad, some of this fabulous art could have been yours if you were lucky/shrewd/early enough to get them. Featuring images from the fifth season of The Walking Dead and next summer’s blockbuster in waiting Jurassic World, these collectables will get fans mouths watering (or not, we nerds are so hard to predict). (more…)
The Walking Dead television series has had its share of ups and downs but it’s come a long way since the stagnation of season 2. Its originality and scope have only heightened with every passing year and fans of the comic book seem to be just as thrilled and randomly surprised as followers of the television series. The taboo project of “Zombie TV” has grown to become more commonplace, with shows like In The Flesh, the SyFy original Z Nation, and the failed Amazon Zombieland spinoff. All of this is because of the success of The Walking Dead, a long-lasting stalwart of visual horror and, most of all, entertainment. And according to Robert Kirkman, the visionary behind it all, things are about to get even better. (more…)
In a totally expected turn of events, AMC announced today they’re renewing The Walking Dead for its fifth season. Also in obvious declarations: the sky is blue, the sun rises in the east, and no one will ever own up to seeing Episode I in theatres multiple times. (That movie made a butt load of money, lots of people had to have seen it more than once!) (more…)
The successful completion of Arrested Development‘s fourth season on Netflix left the door open for a potential fifth season of the series to air on the streaming video site sometime in the future. But does Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz have the desire to go for a fifth season? And what about that Arrested Development movie we’ve heard so much about, is there still a chance we’ll see that in a theater near us?
Those are some valid, and complex questions, so Rolling Stone decided to ask Hurwitz himself, what is he looking at next for the Bluth family, and it turns out the winner is movie. “I’m working on the movie right now,” Hurwitz said. “I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
Everyone’s eager, no question, but it did take like seven years to get to the Netflix stage of things. Naturally the next question was about timetables, and when we might see this mysterious Arrested Development movie. “I’m hoping it happens as soon as possible,” Hurwitz explained. “But I want to be very careful about not putting out false information. I want to get a time and tell everybody when it’s happening and not play with people. Right now, I’m trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I’m always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It’s the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen.”
Well, he’s right about that. Lord knows that in the years between seasons three and four, and there were a lot of rumors and rumors of rumors all the way through through to Arrested Development being picked up by Netflix. And even though the Netflix pick-up was a success, and people are looking for more, a movie is still making a lot of sense to Hurwitz and company since it’s easier to get the in-demand cast of the show together for a movie, than it is for a season of TV “A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie,” he said.
Still Hurwitz is pleased with what’s happened so far with his little show that could. “The whole thing is sort of unprecedented,” he explained. “It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.”
What do you Bastards say, you want season 5 on Netflix, or do you want a movie?
There have been a lot of changes for Community the last couple of years, but fans of the show were maybe hoping for some more stability going into the new season. Sadly though, they’re about to be disappointed.
As the networks gear up to begin production on the fall shows, we get the news that Donald Glover will only be returning to Greendale’s campus part-time when Community returns in 2014. According to Vulture, Glover has signed a new deal with Community’s studio Sony to appear in just five out of the show’s 13-episode fifth season. The reason, it seems, is that Glover wants to free up more time for side projects like his musical career as Childish Gambino and working on a new sitcom based in part on his life.
Glover going part-time will mean a leaner main cast for the unexpected fifth season of Community, Chevy Chase bailed on the show just two episodes shy of the end of season four. But hey, Dan Harmon‘s back!
So how badly will you miss Troy, fellow Bastards? Sound off below.
Source: Screen Rant
Rusty Venture lives a pretty miserable life. Raised by an asshole of a father whose living memory overshadows his son in every way. Made to feel worthless for not living up to his father’s accomplishments, or hell, having any admirable accomplishments of his own. Given a life he didn’t ask for where he’s constantly attacked or kidnapped by super villains. Stuck raising two teenage boys. It’s not been easy for Rusty, and while he’s in no way inexcusable for the wreck of a life he leads, you do find yourself feeling sorry for the guy. And then there’s Spanakopita!, a yearly festival on the Greek island of Spanakopas, and the one time of year Rusty is actually happy.
Too bad, like anything good in his life, it’s all a sham.
To start with, spanakopita is a Greek spinach pie, not a festival or holiday at all. I doubt the island is even called Spanakopas, but to Rusty it’s the best vacation he’s ever had. It all began when he was a boy traveling to Greece with his father who, along with the original Team Venture, was attending the wedding of Jackie Kennedy, later Jackie Kennedy Onassis. When the former First Lady is abducted by L. Ron Hubbard it’s Team Venture to the rescue, all the while Rusty is accidentally kidnapped by some Greek fisherman down on their luck and looking to loot rich Americans’ yachts. Once discovered, the Greeks decide to ransom Rusty for even more money, and while awaiting the exchange they create the Spanakopita! festival to cheer up sad, afraid, little Rusty. There’s racing with goats, and sponge diving, and lifting little Rusty in the air while he’s tied to a chair. Y’know, all those traditional Greek customs.
Years later as an adult, Rusty returns to Spanakopas on the weekend he believes to be the festival, Spanakopita!, and seeing what a sad, pathetic, depressed man he’s grown into, the town continues to treat Rusty to the Spanakopita! of his youth. All while extorting him for outrageous sums of money, but hey, you get what you pay for, and can you really put too high a price on happiness?
Note: You should be yelling Spanakopita! out loud every time I type it for full effect.
Last season it was Hank who acted out, rebelled, and most dramatically, changed his look. One of the few perks of no longer being death prone and so easily clone-able, I guess. This season, it’s Dean who’s finding himself, and he’s morphed into some emo, hipster kid.
Check it out in this sneak peak of The Venture Bros. Season 5 premiere, “What Color is Your Cleansuit?“, airing this Sunday, June 2nd at midnight on [adult swim].