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17 Jan 04:37

MORBIUS TRAILER IS LIVE

by Ben C

The Morbius Trailer just dropped!  What do you think?  What will happen to the price of his first appearance in ASM 101??  Let us know in the comments!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 101 (Morbius First Appearance)

 

What other Morbius comics could see a price hike?  Let us know in the comments!

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19 Dec 19:47

“Game of Thrones” Fans Can Play with Their Whisky This Holiday Season [Nerd Food]

by Baltimore Lauren

Johnnie Walker Whisky is giving one last gift to Game of Thrones fans. A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire whisky bottles (check out Bleeding Cool’s review here) can now come to life on your phone, thanks to AR technology! Depending on which bottle you have, a steely-eyed direwolf or a fire-breathing dragon will come to life before your eyes. Fans can access the AR on Johnnie Walker’s Game of Thrones site – here’s what you need to know:

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Fans of the show and the world’s No.1 Scotch whisky* can access the AR at www.got.johnniewalker.com or scan a QR code in store and point their phone at their limited edition bottle to see a scene play out featuring one of the mythical creatures. As the AR launches, fans will be transported into an alternate reality immersing themselves in the Game of Thrones world as they see their direwolf or dragon fearlessly guarding their territory. Users will have the option of snapshotting and downloading part of the scene, which they can then share on social with family and friends.

As someone who gets a kick out of nerdy food, I’m excited for this. This is the perfect gift for the Game of Thrones fan in your life — even if that fan is you!

You can find Johnnie Walker’s A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire wherever fine whiskies are sold.

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HBO/Johnnie Walker

“Innovation has been at the heart of Johnnie Walker for nearly 200 years, and we continue to be a pioneer in the industry looking for ways to bring fun and unique products to the market.

This creative technology is a really great way to build on the success of our relationship with one of the greatest TV shows of all time by adding in an additional layer of excitement for fans. And we are confident that fans of these two cultural trailblazers – Johnnie Walker and Game of Thrones – will love having the chance to see what it’s like to keep their very own mythical creature at home, without needing the outside space previously thought necessary!”

– John Williams, Global Brand Director, Johnnie Walker

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17 Dec 22:42

The 2019 Black List Showcases This Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays – Here Are Our Ten Favorites

by Ben Pearson
Corey

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

2019 Black List

The 2019 Black List has arrived.

This fifteenth annual edition surveyed more than 250 executives in the film industry, of the year’s most-liked scripts that have not started or will not begin production in this calendar year. This list has long been an indicator of great scripts which could result in great movies, and previous entries have included scripts for films like Whiplash, The Social Network, The Prestige, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Argo, Juno, In Bruges, and countless more. Check out the full list of 2019 entries below, as well as ten of our favorites from these selections.

The Black List is the brainchild of Franklin Leonard, a former executive who collected emails from several industry colleagues and turned it into a document that went viral at agencies and production companies. He’s since grown it into a full-blown organization – I’d encourage you to listen to Leonard talk about it in his own words on a recent episode of Write Along, an excellent writing podcast hosted by The /Filmcast’s David Chen. But without further adieu, let’s get into some of our favorite descriptions of scripts on this year’s Black List.

10 Favorites

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Kevin Etten, Tom Gormican

Actor Nicolas Cage, spiraling and trapped in debt, makes an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire. While there, he learns that the billionaire runs a drug cartel, and the CIA recruits Cage for intelligence.

The House is Not For Sale

Roy Parker

With one last chance at a promotion, a down-on-her-luck real estate agent returns to her rural hometown to sell the impossible – a haunted house where countless couples have been murdered. As the bodies of new residents continue to pile up, our real estate agent will stop at nothing to rid the house of evil – no matter what
the cost.

The Menu

Seth Reiss, Will Tracy

A young couple visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where the acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprises.

Helldiver

Ben Imperato

After finding themselves stranded on the wreckage of a Helldiver bomber in the middle of the ocean, an American aviator and a Japanese Kamikaze pilot must work together to survive their greatest threat yet — a 22-foot great white shark.

The Laborer

Jared Anderson

A pair of out-of-work immigrant brothers catch a break when they are hired as day laborers to work at a house in the Hollywood Hills, until they witness something they will wish they had never seen.

Say Something Nice

Erin Rodman

After she catches her boyfriend cheating, Liv goes on a social media tirade that lands her in court for slander, and the judge forces her to make amends by composing one positive comment for every negative comment she posted, while under the supervision of a reclusive mediator also on the rebound from a failed relationship. Inspired by true events.

First Ascent

Colin Bannon

Two years after a free solo accident nearly kills Hillary Hall, she enlists the help of her old climbing partners to document her comeback — the first ascent of 4,000 foot rock wall in rural China. During the harrowing climb, Hillary struggles with her inner demons and supernatural forces, as it slowly becomes clear that this mountain does not want to be conquered.

The Perdition in Liege

Henry Dunham

A prisoner of war in a Belgian POW camp undergoing abandonment survives an execution firing squad by chance and escapes by hiding among the dead. After removing his fallen compatriot’s dog tags to get home and give their families solace, he attempts the fifty-mile journey south toward the allied stronghold, through the deadly war-torn landscape, and before a hell-bent SS officer on his tail catches up to him.

The Repossession

Megan Amram

Twenty years after a failed exorcism, a meek young woman becomes unlikely friends with the foul-mouthed demon that possessed her as a child.

Til Death

Jessica Knoll

Swept up in the excitement of her wedding day, Dr. Julie Wheeler is oblivious to the killer on her guest list, who is methodically stalking her nearest and dearest, until its too late.

The Full 2019 Black List

Here’s the full list, in order from most votes received to the fewest:

Move On

Ken Kobayashi

Teddy thinks he’s the only living person left in a world where humanity is frozen in time… until his ex-girlfriend, Leyna, shows up at his doorstep. Together, they must go on a journey to find the cause behind the freeze and in the process, confront the issues that plagued their relationship before it’s too late.

Field of View

Reiss Clauson-Wolf, Julian Silver

A soldier, forced to relive her worst day in combat, begins to question her sanity when the VR simulation she’s experiencing doesn’t match her memory of the mission gone wrong.

Don’t Worry Darling

Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke

A psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath.

Cicada

Lillian Yu

When a talented hacker is recruited by the mysterious Cicada 3301, she gets wrapped up in a plot that threatens to destroy the entire world. Based on the real organization.

The Traveler

Austin Everett

A man jumps forward in time at the same time every morning. As the length of time increases for every jump, he struggles to keep his family together and find a cure, all as his secret spreads throughout the world. Based on the novel by Joseph Eckert.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Kevin Etten, Tom Gormican

Actor Nicolas Cage, spiraling and trapped in debt, makes an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire. While there, he learns that the billionaire runs a drug cartel, and the CIA recruits Cage for intelligence.

Rumours

Tyler Austin, Patrick Eme

In 1970s LA, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, two struggling musicians and lovers, join a band called Fleetwood Mac and are thrown into a whirlwind of worldwide fame, infamous drug addiction, and one of the best-selling albums of all time — which also happens to be about the disintegration of their relationship.

A Magical Place Called Glendale

Sarah Monge

To revamp her self image, an arrogant but well-meaning high school socialite decides to help a former friend land the guy of her dreams… but in the process, realizes she wants her for herself.

Shut In

Melanie Toast

A single mother is held captive by her violent ex, and her two young children are left at risk. She must do everything to protect them and survive.

The Broker

Justin Piasecki

A fixer who brokers off-the-books exchanges for powerful corporate clients finds himself being hunted after he’s hired to protect a whistleblower and the evidence she’s uncovered.

Pod

Nabil Chowdhary

After a mission to destroy a black hole that endangers mankind goes wrong, an astronaut awakens in her escape pod to find that decades have passed seemingly in a moment. Now, with an old body and fragile mind, she battles against the elements of space & time to complete her mission.

Wayward

Andrew Zilch

The wife of a megachurch pastor seeks atonement after she and her lover kill an attacker in self-defense, but don’t report it out of fear of exposing their affair.

Grandma Wants to Die

Patrick Cadigan

When Ben is left footing the bill for his own wedding just weeks before the big day, he’s forced to make a deal with his estranged grandmother Minnie. She’ll give him the money if he signs the papers for her assisted suicide. Ben gladly agrees, only to unearth Minnie’s final agenda before she departs… destroy the wedding from the inside and seemingly ruin Ben’s life.

I Heart Murder

Tom O’Donnell

A true-crime podcaster tries to solve a gruesome cold case, putting her in the killer’s crosshairs.

8-Bit Christmas

Kevin Jakubowski

Ten-year-old Jake Doyles goes on a herculean quest to get the Christmas gift of his generation – a Nintendo Entertainment System – in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s.

Black Mitzvah

Lauren Tyler

After embarrassing herself at the most popular girl’s party, a black and Jewish middle school misfit embarks on a journey to glow up and throw the best Bat Mitzvah of all time.

The House is Not For Sale

Roy Parker

With one last chance at a promotion, a down-on-her-luck real estate agent returns to her rural hometown to sell the impossible – a haunted house where countless couples have been murdered. As the bodies of new residents continue to pile up, our real estate agent will stop at nothing to rid the house of evil – no matter what
the cost.

Klein

Derek Elliott

Life as a single dad hasn’t been a challenge for Las Vegas blackjack dealer Mike Klein, until his ex resurfaces after walking out on the family six years ago.

The Menu

Seth Reiss, Will Tracy

A young couple visits an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where the acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprises.

The Process

Levin Menekse

Trapped at a three day personal development retreat, a woman fights to save her husband and herself from being brainwashed by a charismatic self-help guru.

Refuge

Debra Moore Muñoz

A brother and sister navigate the perils of both man and nature through Central America in their quest to find safety in the United States.

Ripple

Ezra Herz

After strange deaths and suicides skyrocket in a dying Appalachian coal town, Maggie – a first responder – wages a personal war against the local coal mine, unearthing a disturbing past that the company has kept secret within the waters of the local lake.

They Cloned Tyrone

Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor

An unlikely group is thrown together by mysterious events that leads them to uncover a government conspiracy.

Breathe

Doug Simon

In the near future when air-supply is scarce, a mother and daughter fight for survival when two strangers arrive desperate for an oxygenized safe haven.

Dollhouse

Michael Paisley

When a struggling fashion model in New York City gets chosen by a mysterious Parisian designer to be the face of his first campaign since his disappearance five years prior, she begins to realize she was chosen for a reason and must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice for beauty and recognition.

Helldiver

Ben Imperato

After finding themselves stranded on the wreckage of a Helldiver bomber in the middle of the ocean, an American aviator and a Japanese Kamikaze pilot must work together to survive their greatest threat yet — a 22-foot great white shark.

High on Christmas

Hannah Mescon, Dreux Moreland

A stoner comedy about one family trying to save Christmas from itself after Santa eats the wrong batch of cookies.

The Laborer

Jared Anderson

A pair of out-of-work immigrant brothers catch a break when they are hired as day laborers to work at a house in the Hollywood Hills, until they witness something they will wish they had never seen.

Say Something Nice

Erin Rodman

After she catches her boyfriend cheating, Liv goes on a social media tirade that lands her in court for slander, and the judge forces her to make amends by composing one positive comment for every negative comment she posted, while under the supervision of a reclusive mediator also on the rebound from a failed relationship. Inspired by true events.

Affairs of State

Pat Cunnane

Affairs of State is a romantic comedy about an outgoing President, an incoming Prime Minister, and their second shot at love.

An Aftermath

Lauren Caris Cohan

After a whirlwind lost-distance online romance, a once-cynical writer inherits a remote smart-house from her newly deceased new husband and discovers he might not be entirely gone after all.

Apex

Aja Gabel, MJ Wesner

When old college friends on a trip to Mexico get trapped in an underwater cave system with a bull shark, old tensions and power struggles resurface as they fight to survive.

Barron: A Tale of Love, Loss & Legacy

Nicolas Curcio

Fearing the devastating impact that his father’s presidency would have on his personal life, his country, and the world at large, ten-year-old Barron Trump sets out to sabotage his father’s 2016 campaign.

The Cabin at the End of the World

Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman

A gay couple and their adopted daughter have their cabin invaded by four strangers who take the family captive and tell them that, to prevent the upcoming apocalypse, one of them must be killed by the others.

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Cody Behan

When the underprivileged John Unger is invited to spend the summer at the mansion of his peculiar classmate, his thirst for grandeur leads him down a dangerous exploration of greed, morality, and the secret horrors of the ruling class. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story.

First Harvest

Kevin McMullin

George runs a struggling farm where he cares for his terminally ill wife, Alice. Everything changes when he decides to bring home an orphaned baby he found out in the field. The child’s presence begins to unearth buried secrets while engulfing the family in a series of supernatural events.

My Boyfriend’s Wedding

Carrie Solomon

After Georgia accidentally receives an out of the blue invitation to her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s wedding, she and her best friend Keely make the ill-informed decision to attend.

Resurrection

Andrew Semans

Margaret is a single mother living in New York with her teenage daughter. When David, a mysterious older man from Margaret’s past, begins appearing randomly in her environment, she becomes convinced that he intends to bring tremendous violence into their lives. So Margaret embarks on a vigilante mission to protect her daughter, and to disembowel David.

The Searchers

MacMillan Hedges

An inside look at the unique relationship between John Wayne and John Ford on the set of THE SEARCHERS.

Sister

Azia Squire

Following her mother’s sudden passing, a queer black woman returns to her southern town to assist her estranged sister plan the funeral. Her trip takes a turn when sleep deprivation manifests visions of her deceased mother.

Super Dad

Sean Tidwell

A subversive superhero story about the world’s only superhero living a bachelor lifestyle, learning he has two very different teenage twins he never knew existed, and now has to figure out how to be a father.

The Swells

Rachel James

A young woman, propelled by an unstoppable rage, begins inviting her victims to a summer lake house as revenge for past wrongs. But when one of her guests has been wronged as well, she passes on The Swells – bringing its wrath to the streets of New York.

Betty Ford

Kas Graham, Rebecca Pollack

An intimate portrait of the sensational First Lady and ERA champion, Betty Ford, as she challenges, scandalizes, dances and drinks her way through the White House to gain a higher popularity rating than any President in American history, all whilst maintaining a 26 pill-a-day drug habit.

Doll Wars

Matt Ritter

When the upstart Bratz dolls challenged Barbie’s antiquated gender norms and threatened their monopoly, Barbie struck back with a billion-dollar copyright lawsuit. In jeopardy of shutting down, Bratz turned to a small, scrappy, all-female law firm to take on Mattel in a historic, David vs. Goliath intellectual property battle that changed the toy industry and American popular culture forever. Based on a true story.

Don’t Go in the Water

Peter Gaffney

A recovering alcoholic sets off for seclusion but gets more than he bargained for when he encounters a mysterious creature nearby.

First Ascent

Colin Bannon

Two years after a free solo accident nearly kills Hillary Hall, she enlists the help of her old climbing partners to document her comeback — the first ascent of 4,000 foot rock wall in rural China. During the harrowing climb, Hillary struggles with her inner demons and supernatural forces, as it slowly becomes clear that this mountain does not want to be conquered.

The Man in the Woods

Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs

After moving to Maine and befriending an enigmatic hermit, twelve-year-old Henrietta Thorne begins to wonder if he holds the key to solving a mystery that has eluded our planet for more than a decade.

The Perdition in Liege

Henry Dunham

A prisoner of war in a Belgian POW camp undergoing abandonment survives an execution firing squad by chance and escapes by hiding among the dead. After removing his fallen compatriot’s dog tags to get home and give their families solace, he attempts the fifty-mile journey south toward the allied stronghold, through the deadly war-torn landscape, and before a hell-bent SS officer on his tail catches up to him.

The Repossession

Megan Amram

Twenty years after a failed exorcism, a meek young woman becomes unlikely friends with the foul-mouthed demon that possessed her as a child.

10-31

Peter Gamble, Ian Shorr

A young woman takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper that says there’s a killer loose on her block.

Apex

Stephen Vitale

A mysterious loner heads to Muscle Beach in 1985 to pursue a career as a competitive bodybuilder. Struggling to transform his physique, he unleashes a darker side of himself as he descends into madness.

Assisted Living

Kay Oyegun

A thief finds sanctuary in a retirement home after going on the run.

Atlanta on Fire

Adam Morrison

The true story of Leo Frank, a young, Jewish businessman who, due to widespread anti-Semitism/the KKK in the post Civil War South, was wrongfully accused, tried, and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old factory worker, Mary Phagan.

Blue Slide Park

Kyle Anderson, Michael Vlamis

After his first album topped the Billboard Charts, life was never the same for Malcolm McCormick aka Mac Miller. This is his story of music, love, success, family, and addiction. Based on the forthcoming manuscript UNT. MAC MILLER BIOGRAPHY written by Paul Cantor for Abrams Press.

Can You Tell Me How?

Gregory Bonsignore

Alarmed by the disproportionate dropout rates amongst children of the working class, a young female TV producer finds a way to teach them their ABCs and 123s. With the help of genius puppeteer Jim Henson and a diverse team of dedicated researchers and educators, they brought us the groundbreaking show, Sesame
Street.

Girlfriend on Mars

Kaitlin Fontana

Amber and Kevin, weed dealer burnouts committed to going nowhere together, have been dating for twelve years. When Amber enters a reality show that will take the winner to Mars with no chance of return, Kevin has to face what it really means when the ones we love leave us and leave the planet. Based on the story by Deborah Willis.

Meet Cute

Chris Powers, Dan Powers

MEET CUTE, the hottest dating app on the market, brings couples together by giving them their Rom Com moment. When the app’s biggest skeptic, Haley, matches with one of its developers, Russ, their instant connection starts to change her mind.

The Mother

Michael Notarile

The incredible true story of Fredericka Marm Mandelbaum, who was the country’s first female mob boss. During the Gilded Age, Marm opened a school for criminals, and built her empire by treating her gang of runaways and orphans as family — eventually partnering with George Leslie to pull off what is still to date the largest bank heist in American history (adjusting for inflation).

No Good Deed

Christina Pamies

A woman with a troubled past invites her teen niece to live with her in the family’s farm house, but the two become tormented by a creature that can take away their pain for a price.

Nomads

Esteban Orozco

A reverse SEARCHERS from the perspective of the Natives going East into the unknown, the metropolis, the belly of the beast, late 1800s New York City.

The Showrunner

Cosmo Carlson

The unbelievable true story of the creation of the world’s first, longest running, and most notorious reality show “COPS.” Based on “How ‘Cops’ Got Made — And What It Says About America” by Tim Stelloh.

Stampede

Sontenish Myers

A young slave girl named Lena has telekinetic powers she cannot yet control on a plantation in the 1800s.

T

Eric Gross

The true story of how Lawrence Tureaud, a poor kid in Chicago with 12 brothers and sisters, fought and charmed his way into becoming the single lettered icon of saintly compassion and macho energy.

This is Going to Hurt

Cameron Fay

An absent mother attempts to reconnect with her daughter by relaying to her how she helped her own parent through battles with cancer and addiction.

Til Death

Jessica Knoll

Swept up in the excitement of her wedding day, Dr. Julie Wheeler is oblivious to the killer on her guest list, who is methodically stalking her nearest and dearest, until its too late.

Voicemails for Isabelle

Leah McKendrick

A low-level TV writer struggles to cope with the death of her little sister by continuing to leave her voicemails chronicling the shitshow that is dating in LA. When the phone number is unknowingly transferred, a cocky New York real estate agent begins receiving the hilarious and confessional voicemails, and feels pulled to California to find this stranger he feels intimately close to.

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16 Dec 22:22

‘The Griswolds’ Comedy Based On National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ In Works At HBO Max

by Comicbookscalping

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Various news outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline are reporting that the National Lampoon ‘Vacation’ movie series is being adapted into a television series for the HBO Max streaming platform. While this doesn’t immediately sound like comic or speculation related news – it very much is.

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It was only last year that we wrote a post about the National Lampoon Magazine and the key issues in our Magazine Speculation series. (What ever happened to those? ). After the success of Animal House the National Lampoon magazine developed strong relationships with various Hollywood studios and it was in 1979 that Warner Brothers and the National Lampoon decided to adapt the John Hughes short story “Vacation ’58” into a full length feature film. John Hughes who was a print writer for the National Lampoon magazine at the time went on to write the film’s screen play which was later titled National Lampoon’s Vacation. After his success with this film Hughes went on to write and direct classic films like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club.

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The short story that became the basis for this film franchise, “Vacation ’58”, was first published in the September 1970 issue of National Lampoon. This magazine features the first appearances of the entire Griswolds family and tells the entire Wally World storyline (Except its Disney Land in the original storyline). You can read the entire short story here.

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Another magazine within the Griswold storyline is the December 1980 issue of National Lampoon. This issue features the short story “Christmas ’59” by John Hughes which became the basis for the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation film.

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One last Griswold related issue that you should be looking for is the National Lampoon July 1983 issue. Unlike the previous two issues mentioned this book sells very well on the secondary market. This is the National Lampoon Vacation issue and features a Chevy Chase photo cover.

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National Lampoon July 1983

 

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All three of these books are very undervalued at the moment – mainly because most people don’t realize their significance. These are both magazines you should be looking for. Check out our full National Lampoon Speculation list from last year here, and let me know in the comments or on social media what you think about this new HBO series!

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10 Dec 21:27

I Really Want to Love His Dark Materials, But It's Getting Harder

by Beth Elderkin
Corey

Show stinks.

There are things His Dark Materials is doing right; the performances are great, the cinematography is top-notch, and Philip Pullman’s words are cleverly integrated into the script. But its inability to capture one of the franchise’s most-important tenets, the connection between humans and daemons, has become too big…

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10 Dec 21:15

The Pop Culture Highlights and Lowlights of 2019

by io9 Staff

It’s been a year seemingly full of bad news, bad takes, and bad feelings. But pop culture was still there for us—making us delight at unexpected joys like Baby Yoda, and allowing us to bond over horrors like Sonic the Hedgehog’s freakish teeth. Read on for io9's pop culture highlights (and lowlights) of 2019.

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10 Dec 20:46

On Lube Man

by Charles Pulliam-Moore

Every Watchmen masked vigilante has to have an origin story. Even Lube Man.

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10 Dec 16:13

Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World's End) 4K + blu-ray + digital $24.99 Amazon

by jiggyblau
Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World's End) 4K + blu-ray + digital $24.99 Amazon

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Amazon.com has The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital) on sale for $24.99. Shipping is free w/ Prime or orders $25+. Thanks jiggyblau

Walmart.com also has The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital) on sale for $24.99. Shipping is free w/ Prime or orders $25+.
09 Dec 19:18

Verizon Wireless Customers: $5 Amazon Gift Card as Verizon Up Rewards

by Smyrhna
Corey

I shared this with you guys because it worked, but I realize that I am now the only one who lives in the US with Verizon :D

Verizon Wireless Customers: $5 Amazon Gift Card as Verizon Up Rewards

Thumb Score: +323
Verizon Up Rewards (link for reference) is offering Verizon Wireless Customers: $5 Amazon Gift Card for Free via the My Verizon App (iOS or Android). Thanks Smyrhna & rjs4331 [Discuss]
07 Dec 05:14

Ahmed Best Is Hosting a Star Wars Game Show on Disney+

by Germain Lussier

Did you ever watch kids’ game shows like Double Dare, Guts, or Legends of the Hidden Temple and think “That...but Star Wars?” If so, your prayers have been answered. That show now exists.

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07 Dec 04:49

Your Entire House Will Smell Like KFC When You Buy This Firelog

by Ana Suarez on News, shared by Ana Suarez to io9
07 Dec 04:47

The Boys' First Season 2 Trailer Is a Bloodsoaked Return to Anarchy

by Charles Pulliam-Moore

What do blood, breast milk, and hard liquor all have in common? They’re all front and center in the first trailer for The Boys’ second season.

02 Dec 19:10

1-Year Disney+ Membership $60 (for First Year)

by alofficial
1-Year Disney+ Membership $60 (for First Year)

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DisneyPlus is offering 1-Year Disney+ Membership for $59.99 for your First Year. Thanks alofficial

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: [LIST][*]Nice price on this membership which comes out to $5/ month.[*]By subscribing, you are enrolling in automatic payments of $69.99/ year. You can anytime effective at the end of your billing period. There are no refunds for for partial months or years. -slickdewmaster
29 Nov 16:14

Vikings: Valhalla spin-off in the works at Netflix

by Article Importer
Michael Ahr
Nov 20, 2019

The saga of Vikings made popular on the History Channel will continue in Valhalla, a Netflix offshoot from the original creator.

It should be no surprise given the popularity of History's flagship scripted series Vikings, here on this site and elsewhere, that series creator Michael Hirst has decided to continue the epic tale of the conquerors of the West in an off-shoot entitled Vikings: Valhalla, according to news from TVLine.

This sequel of sorts will be taking place on Netflix rather than the History Channel where Vikings is set to air the first half of its sixth and final season on December 4th in the US, and on Amazon Prime Video the day after here in the UK.

Valhalla will follow the exploits of one of the most well-known names in Viking lore: Leif Erikson. Taking place a century after the storyline of its predecessor, the spin-off also features historical figures such as Freydis, Harald Harada, and William the Conqueror. Like Vikings, this show will be filmed in Ireland, largely with the same crew, including executive producer Morgan O'Sullivan. Hirst has tapped Jeb Stuart to be the showrunner.

“I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga,” Hirst says. “I know that the millions of our fans across the globe will be thrilled by the belief being shown in our show by MGM and Netflix. Jeb Stuart, a truly wonderful writer, will bring new storylines and a powerful visceral vision to stories about some of the most famous Vikings known to history.”

Channing Dungey, Vice President of original series at Netflix, also chimed in adding, “Vikings: Valhalla promises to be everything that fans love about the franchise: heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty and power. We are thrilled to bring the next iteration of the Vikings saga to life.”

Vikings season six arrives on Amazon Prime Video in the UK on Thursday the 5th of December. Read our fan plea for the season here.

27 Nov 21:04

You Need to Watch ‘Brick’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

by Kalyn Corrigan
Corey

Lover Brick. Knives Out looks cool too.

Movies to Watch Before Knives Out

(Welcome to Knives In, a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s Knives Out arrives in theaters.)

Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, which hits theaters tomorrow. Each film relates to Johnson’s “whodunit” in its own unique way, and each picture should hopefully be viewed prior to patrons watching the new movie on the big screen.

Today, we’ll be discussing Rian’s Johnson’s 2005 debut Brick, and how the movie is a perfect companion piece to his modern day murder mystery.

Hard boiled detective types, library denouements, good bulky sweaters, and contemplative sun covered car drives down long stretches of golden road. Musty mansions, razor sharp shoulder pads, stuffy shootouts and beautifully dangerous women. These darkly details infuse each Rian Johnson presentation with strong noir vibes, starting with his directorial debut Brick in 2005, and peppered throughout his entire resume, all the way through to his latest, Knives Out. Although Johnson himself argues against such categorization – Brick is a film noir, while Knives Out is a whodunit, he stubbornly insists in interviews – both films are clear products of his fascination with the Bogie and Bacall led black and white pictures from the 1940s, and the mystery plot driven, Dashiell Hammett penned novels of the 1930s. Johnson’s first movie may star high school students spouting slang like trench coat wearing cads on a shoestring budget, but when you get down to brass tacks, the fact is that at their core, both Brick and Knives Out are movies about the reluctant hero hunting for clues, trying to solve a case.

Whereas his 2019 star studded big budget production showcases some truly grandiose and admittedly more straightforward gumshoe clues, like a bejeweled knife and a piece of paper containing the bright bold letters “I know what you did”, Brick is more a product of its limitations, relying on code words like “Tug” and “Pin”, a torn party invitation, a distinctive cigarette with an arrow on the filter. However, what Brick lacks in lux and finery it makes up for in emotional investment. The murder mystery at at the center of the story deters a bit from the Agatha Christie style of Knives Out, choosing not to place the emphasis on the twist, but rather, the tugging of the heart strings. When Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds the love of his young life dead in a storm drain, he makes it his mission to learn who was involved, who pulled the trigger, and which particular foe put his forever girl Emily (Emilie de Ravin) in harm’s way.

Admittedly, Brick is much more of a straightforward noir than Knives Out. Both films display Johnson’s love for chase scenes, but whereas Brendan is donning worn out loafers on his foot chase, Marta (Ana de Armas) is flooring it in her sneakers via her compact car. Both films contain a scene that reveals information in the library – Brick actually has more than one – but whereas Brendan is telling Laura (Nora Zehetner), “Now you are dangerous”, a line all but lifted from The Maltese Falcon, and calling her “Angel” like Bogie would call Bacall in The Big Sleep, the characters in Knives Out speak with dialogue that is a little less heightened.  Yet, both films carry an emphasis on objects, on evidence, the camera focusing on images that stay in our brains long after the reels have finished rolling. These moments signify to the audience that whatever we’re looking at is important to the plot, allowing viewers to put themselves in the mind of the detective and follow along with him. Learning the clues at the same speed as the investigator helps us to play along, as if we, too, are right there in that gothic mansion, ready for action, on the case.

When Johnson’s first film won the Special Jury Prize for originality of vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, fans and critics alike wondered how the writer/director/editor managed to make a modern day film noir feel so believable and grounded. How could words like “Heel it now, dig?” come out of the mouths of early 2000s teenagers and yet, the film maintains an air of elegance that resonates with audiences? The answer is because when the kids say the lines, they’re not winking at the camera. Just as Johnson proudly assures patrons that Knives Out is not going to be Clue, neither is his first movie meant to be an arch parody. Gordon-Levitt, Ravin, Meagan Good and Lukas Haas play their characters straight, creating an environment that feels real, so when the situation grows direr, the outlandish events are easier to accept. Brendan’s bandaged snout may be a clear callback to Jack Nicholson’s J.J. Gittes in Chinatown, and the bird on the mailbox of the safe house might be an overtly obvious homage to The Maltese Falcon, but our ability to relate to the roles causes us viewers to root for the cynical school-goer to make it out of the Pin’s headquarters alive.

Johnson’s tendency to draw inspiration from books rather than other features harkens back to the mindset of another filmmaker, Park Chan-wook, and his habit of calling on literary classics to inform his own works of art. Admittedly a fan of Franz Kafka, director Park’s use of motifs in his movies display his affinity for seeing stories as a physical journey, notoriously remarking to reporters that if you want to be relaxed, you should just go to a spa. Even his 2013 film Stoker plays like a loose adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’, inadvertently proving that Mia Wasikowska would make a perfect Mary Katherine Blackwood if given half the chance. Although Johnson himself has never publicly admitted any sort of affection for the South Korean director, his explosive drama room scene in Brick where Brendan throws a nearby clock at the mirror and it shatters, Kara doused in geisha makeup just below, evokes an eerily similar vibe to Park’s Lady Vengeance when the titular characters sits and laughs below a reflected surface, both scenes being shot with the camera nearly on the floor, pointed upward, the siren smirking. There’s even a moment where Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) is donning a costume that nearly covers her eyes in The Last Jedi, evoking an image that’s very similar to Geum-ja Lee (Yeong-ae Lee)’s infamous ensemble, as she welcomes Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega) back into the loving arms of the Resistance.

Park’s not the only possible cinematic influence, though – a much clearer one is John Carpenter. One of the things that’s so lovely about Brick is how it brings big Escape From New York vibes, especially the way the house lamp in the Pin’s pimped out van mirrors The Duke’s (Isaac Hayes) lit up Cadillac. A true pupil of the master, Carpenter’s influence seems to have seeped into every single one of Johnson’s films – one could even argue that the ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is basically the same ending that Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken undergoes in Escape From L.A. In his latest movie, Knives Out, Johnson even takes Jamie Lee Curtis, an actor who first made her mark in Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween – a movie about a psycho with a knife who stalks babysitters in their homes – and casts her as a real estate agent who sells – you guessed it — homes, in a film with the word ‘knives’ in the title. Brick, like Halloween, is a low budget indie film that is set around high school kids. Basically, Johnson understandably has the hots for the master of horror, and that appreciation helps elevate his work to another level.

What’s so wonderful about Johnson going on to make gigantic blockbusters like The Last Jedi, and what’s so endearing about this particular director is how he has managed to pull off the impossible thing: he used his newfound clout, money and resources to go back and make movies like Brick again, the quiet and purposeful drawing room whodunit. The fact that Johnson had used the same cinematographer Steve Yedlin and the same producing partner Ram Bergman, and the same actor Noah Segan, and the same composer Nathan Johnson (who happens to be his cousin), proves that in his bones, director Johnson just wants to make good movies with people he trusts. Only now, he gets to cast actors like Toni Collette and LaKeith Stanfield and Chris Evans in a nearly single location detective thriller while simultaneously getting back to the angle that made him great in the first place – subverting the genre. For Brick, Johnson took a seedy, rainy, L.A. city noir like The Big Sleep and placed it in a suburban high school. For Knives Out, he took a fussy British crime thriller from the 1970s like Death on the Nile and placed it in modern day America. This both prevents the audience from tuning out and allows the actors to take the material more seriously, a combination that creates a truly clever and playful theatrical experience.

Johnson’s exciting new crime thriller is the perfect evidence of his evolution as a filmmaker, his roundabout way of coming back to square one and revisiting the material he’s always loved in order to craft the feature he was born to make. It’s a simple plot that’s plagued his thoughts and inspired his eye since day one: a lonely hero searching for clues.

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27 Nov 18:46

Oh, So The Mandalorian Is Really Going to Be About That? Awesome

by Germain Lussier

The first episode of The Mandalorian was excellent. But it was also about what we were all expecting: a sci-fi western focusing on a lone gunslinger hunting down and capturing wanted criminals. That all changed in the episode’s closing moment, though. And now with the second episode, we have an idea of what The

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27 Nov 18:43

The Third Walking Dead Show Officially Has a Title and a New Trailer

by Germain Lussier

This spring, a new generation of zombie killers will rise on The Walking Dead: World Beyond. That’s the official title of the third Walking Dead show announced earlier this year and now there’s a short, new trailer too.

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22 Nov 22:55

‘Hunters’ Trailer: Nazi Hunter Al Pacino Wants You To Choose Between Light and Darkness

by Chris Evangelista

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Put this one on your “Most Anticipated TV of 2020” list. In the Jordan Peele-produced Hunters, Al Pacino leads a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City. That premise alone should sell you on this, but if not, this new trailer should do the trick. It’s mostly just Pacino giving a monologue in a thick accent, but at the last minute, “Street Fighting Man” from The Rolling Stones kicks in, knives come out, and things get very intense. Watch the Hunters trailer below.

Hunters Trailer

Oh hell yeah, I want to see this immediately. Hunters “Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.”

Al Pacino is the leader of the Nazi-hunting team, heading up a cast that includes Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker, and Lena Olin. While Pacino has gone away, it’s great to see him back in these high-profile projects again. This year he had Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Irishman, and now he’s charging into 2020 with Hunters, a series that enables him to stab Nazis with big knives. How can you not be interested in that?

Hunters, produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, was created by David Weil (Moonfall), who serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside executive producer Nikki Toscano. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story) directed the pilot and is an executive producer on the show as well. The series is executive produced by Win Rosenfeld (The Twilight Zone, Lorena) from Monkeypaw Productions; Nelson McCormick (Prison Break); Tom Lesinski (Mr. Mercedes) from Sonar Entertainment.

There’s no premiere date set yet, just the knowledge that Hunters will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.

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21 Nov 04:40

The Space Cruise Comedy From the Creator of Veep May Become Our New Obsession

by Germain Lussier

Next year, HBO will debut a new comedy about a space cruise, captained by Hugh Laurie, where everything goes wrong. That sentence alone would make most of us watch, but this next one ups the ante even further: It’s created by Armando Iannucci, who did Veep.

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21 Nov 04:36

The Watch's Magical Cast of Cops and Criminals Is Getting Bigger

by Charles Pulliam-Moore

The BBC’s upcoming series The Watch based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books already has a rather robust cast playing a group of elite, though scrappy cops fighting to bring peace to their corrupt town where crime’s been legalized. But the show was clearly still in need of some proper villains to give its heroes…

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18 Nov 01:42

Nicholas Cage to Play…Nicholas Cage in New FIlm ‘Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

by Jeremy Konrad
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Nicholas Cage is set to star in a new film titled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It may in fact be the most difficult role he has ever played: himself. The meta-film would see Cage playing Nicholas Cage, down on his luck, taking a offer of $1 million to appear at a Mexican billionaires birthday party. When things get hairy, Cage slips in and out of some of his previous characters to get out of the situation. The film is written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, and would be directed by Gormican. The pair previously worked together in the short-run series Ghosted for Fox.

This all sounds amazing. It is like the Nicholas Cage version of Being John Malkovich, only probably with more explosions and freak outs. I have massively enjoyed the career…resurgence? Cage has been enjoying as of late. Mandy was a fever dream delight, and this would just be the cherry on top. The only question is: which Cage characters need to be involved?

Nicholas Cage to Play...Nicholas Cage in New FIlm 'Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'

 

Obviously Cameron Poe from Con Air. That is a given. I would think Stanley Goodspeed from The Rock. Red Miller from Mandy will come out for sure, as will H.I. McDunnough from Raising Arizona. Castor Troy from Face/Off can stay away, ditto for Memphis Raines from Gone in 60 Seconds. My last two votes would go to Johnny Blaze from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (not the first one) and Benjamin Gates from the National Treasure series. Blaze so in a bind he can pee fire on everyone, and Gates because he can steal an impotant map or something to get him out of Mexico with an elaborate plot. Can we also take a second to appreciate some of those dandy Nicholas Cage character names?

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent has no set release date quite yet, but we will let you know when it does for sure.

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18 Nov 01:37

“MST3K” Announces Their Annual Turkey Day Event For 2019

by Gavin Sheehan

It’s that time of year. Time to forget your family for a sec on Thanksgiving and watch some of MST3K‘s annual Turkey Day marathon. For those of you looking for more humor than you are football, or just want a viewing option that will make you laugh and take you back to the marathons of old, they got you covered. MST3K will be rolling six classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes for you to enjoy, starting from 12pm EST. What those episodes will be is still a mystery, as you’ll have to tune in and find out.

"MST3K" Announces Their Annual Turkey Day Event For 2019

The stream will be live on YouTube and Twitch, as well as PlutoTV, XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, Stirr, and Shout! Factory’s Android app. Here’s a fun little trailer to help promote it as well, with your old friends Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo.

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15 Nov 22:16

Frank Miller's Sin City TV Show Looks Like It Might Be Finally Happening

by Beth Elderkin

One year after Frank Miller regained the film and TV rights to his own graphic novel saga, it looks like we’ll finally get to see the Sin City series back on the screen. Legendary Television has secured a deal with Miller to create a television show based on Sin City. Even more good news: It’s looking like Robert…

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14 Nov 22:36

The Rock’s Black Adam Film Finally Gets a Release Date

by Germain Lussier

Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play DC antihero Black Adam for years but it’s always just been that. An attachment. Fans have long wondered when they’d get to actually see the character come to life on the big screen. Today, that question was answered.

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14 Nov 22:13

The Walking Dead #1 Last Wine Variant

by Comicbookscalping

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Over the past few days people have started reported finding the Walking Dead Wine at their local liquor stores. The Walking Dead Wine has a reserve age of 2016 and is produced by the Last Wine Company with four different variations. The bottle labels are interactive video labels with mobile phone apps.
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I’m mentioning this because a few people have reported finding the Last Wine Walking Dead #1 variant cover at their liquor stores. The Last Wine Variant is a Walking Dead #1 reprint produced for the Last Wine company. The Last Wine variant was first released at New York Comic Con where cover artist Chris Burnham sold his comp copies.
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I have read reports of people finding piles of copies for the taking of this book at their alcohol supply stores but this might be something you need to ask an employee about. This is definitely a book you want to be looking for as the most recent sale on ebay was for just under $500.

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I don’t think this will be the going rate for this book as more copies start hitting the market place but I do think these books have great potential for selling for more than the price of the Wine.

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31 Oct 03:33

Breaking Down the Details and Mysteries of The Mandalorian's Final Trailer

by James Whitbrook

Last night we got another look at The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm and Disney’s intriguing entry in the realm of live-action Star Wars TV. While it still left us with plenty of questions about what the titular mercenary will actually get up to in the series, it did give us a few sneaky connections to the wider world of Star

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30 Oct 20:12

“Sons of Anarchy”: Kurt Sutter Shares “Mayans” Disney Joke That May Have Gotten Him Fired; “SoA” Prequel Series Thoughts

by Ray Flook

If you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy and its spinoff Mayans M.C., then you’re very familiar with the name Kurt Sutter. Which means you’re also familiar with the fact that the SoA creator and Mayans co-creator was fired from the FX series last week. About a week-and-a-half later, Sutter has quite a few thoughts to share about his termination, his current relationship with FOX, the SoA prequel that almost was, and a number of other topics – and he shared them with Deadline Hollywood.

Here are just three of our takeaways from some excellent, in-depth interview reporting from Mike Fleming Jr. – make sure to check out the entire article here):

SONS OF ANARCHY — “Red Rose” — Episode 712 — Airs Tuesday, December 2, 10:00 pm e/p) — Pictured: Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller. CR: Byron Cohen/FX

● While leaving open future possibilities, the writer and producer of The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner, and Mayans M.C. isn’t vague in describing her current status with Disney-owned FOX:

“I would say that in the near future, my creative relationship at Fox Disney is done.”

● As for what started the downward spiral that was his relationship with Disney, Sutter believes it was a Walt Disney-themed joke – and his choice of replacement joke following – that lit the fuse:

“It all started with a joke. And not a very good one. There was a line in the Season 2 premiere. EZ [JD Pardo] and Coco [Richard Cabral] were getting off the bus at the school where the drugs were being processed. There was supposed to be a really gnarly playground out front. Filled with debris, dangerous looking swings, sharp objects, rusty jungle gym, etc. As they exited, Coco sees EZ’s distracted and says: Lighten up Boy Scout, and gesturing to the playground, says, We’re going to Disneyland. EZ replies: Yeah? Guess this is where Walt buried all the Jews he had killed. Coco comments: That’s dark man… And exits.”

“So when I was informed that the Walt, Jew killing line had to go, I agreed and changed it to…We’re going to Disneyland. And now EZ says, Yeah… if Mickey and Pluto were pedophiles.”

● Though admitting that the prospects of it are now dead, Sutter imagined a limited series focusing on Jax’s father that would’ve had a Sherlock structure of fewer but longer episodes: “The way I write, the episodes are way longer than they are supposed to be anyway. So that to me would have been ideal.”

Sutter continued by sharing his vision of how the series would lay out overall:

“To do four movies basically and tell a story that starts in Vietnam with John Teller and Piney and taking it through the last of the first nine members of the club to show up. Which was Clay. And then ending it there. I didn’t want to fuck with the mythology that we had laid down. I just wanted to tell the story with the loose pieces we already had. I wanted the tone to be different, because it’s period. We are in a pretty rugged time right now, but it takes place in probably one of the most tumultuous periods, politically and socially, in the 60s with the Vietnam War. I wanted to really let the time and place and politics influence story. Tonally, I think it would have been a little different than Sons. But that’s as far as I got. I never sat down and started breaking story. I just knew, that’s where I wanted to begin, that’s where I wanted it to end and I knew it was a one-off.”

Sutter was fired from his role as series co-showrunner a little more than a month after Sutter announced he would be stepping down from his role if Mayans M.C. was picked up for future seasons (see below). Reportedly, the decision was made by FX CEO John Landgraf and Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden and was based on “several complaints ” made about Sutter’s “behavior on the set of the series.” Sutter notified the series’ cast and crew of his departure via email – it’s still not known how this could impact his overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, which included 20th TV, Fox 21, and FX Productions.

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Here’s a look at the letter Sutter sent to the Mayans team (from exclusive reporting from The Hollywood Reporter):

Dear Team Mayans,

Apparently, Disney HR and Business Affairs has conducted an investigation into the unacceptable conditions that have been created on the set of Mayans in season 2. As you know, I’ve removed myself quite a bit this season, allowing others to take a bigger role in producing the show. It appears that philosophy has backfired. It’s been reported by writers, producers, cast and crew that my absence and subsequent behavior when there, has only created confusion, chaos, hostility and is perceived as abandonment. Or at least that’s how Disney has interpreted it. I’m sure it’s true.

This morning I was fired by Dana Walden and John Landgraf for all the complaints levied against me. Not the way I wanted to end my 18 year relationship with FX. At least being fired for being an abrasive dick is on brand.

I deeply apologize if I’ve made people feel less than or unsupported. My intention was literally the opposite. But clearly I’ve not been paying attention. My arrogance and chronic distraction has created wreckage. Just know, I adore this cast and crew.

I’m not sure what the fate of Mayans MC holds. But if it continues, you’ll still be in good hands. As I said at the premier, Elgin is ready to take on the challenge of running the show. I’m sure FX will get him the support he needs to find and follow his vision.

For those of you who wanted me gone, you win! For those of you who didn’t, you win too. Although I will no longer be involved, I have no doubt the new team will move things forward with the same quality fans have come to expect.

Thank you for the honor of working with all of you.

I don’t need, nor want, replies or condolences. I know where the love is. And for those of you who have it, I’m sure our paths will cross again.

Best,
ks

The news comes after Sutter had previously said that he was planning to step down from his role as co-showrunner on the series to allow co-creator and co-showrunner Elgin James sole run of the show.

Sutter made some serious waves in August at the official season premiere, announcing that he was stepping down from his executive producer role if the series was picked up for a third season. At the Hollywood screening, Sutter emphasized that a series centered on a Mexican motorcycle gang based on the California-Mexico border should be spear-headed by a person of color: “It’s time for the white man to leave the building.”

While initial reports were met with a sudden social media panic, fans took heart in knowing that the helm would still be run within the Mayans M.C. family: James would assume the role of showrunner for future seasons.

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Here’s what James had to say about his new role and working with Sutter for the past two seasons:

“Kurt Sutter changed my life. I couldn’t get a job in a Walmart or a Costco as a violent ex-felon. He took a shot on me … I don’t know what he saw in me … and the last two years I’ve learned so much from him that it’s left me speechless, really. I love everyone on our show so much. We’ve become a family. I’m so excited about what we get to do.”

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As for James being ready to take on the responsibility? No worries, fans… looks like he already has the right approach:

“F— yeah. I’m wearing a suit! Yeah, I am. Being the boss, all that means is taking the chains off and letting everybody do what they do. Everyone on our crew, our writers’ room and in our cast is brilliant. Our job is easy. Just turn the cameras on and let the chemistry happen.”

Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ is trying to reconcile with his brother “Angel” (Clayton Cardenas) while searching for the truth behind their mother’s death. Meanwhile, their father “Felipe” (Edward James Olmos) is struggling to lead his sons down a righteous path.

Co-created by Sutter and James, Mayans M.C. also stars Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, and Emilio Rivera. The series is executive produced by Sutter, James, and Kevin Dowling. FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios produce.

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At the end of the show’s freshman season, James spoke about what he wants the focus of the second season to be: getting to the heart and soul (???) of the cast of character that populate the world of Mayans M.C.

“I just want to go deeper and rawer. [The cast] all met and we all fell in love with each other. I think a big part of that is realizing our hearts are all broken in the same places. And so now we have that trust in each other to go deeper.”

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30 Oct 20:04

“High Fidelity”: Zoe Kravitz Series Reveals Preview Image, Hulu Premiere Date

by Ray Flook

Now that actress Zoe Kravitz‘s (Big Little Lies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) spin on a whole new generation of Top 5 lists has finished swapping streaming homes within the Disney family, Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka‘s (Bull, Ugly Betty) updated Hulu romantic comedy series High Fidelity is offering viewers their first look at Kravitz in full DJ mode.

With the 10-episode first season set to debut on February 14, 2020, High Fidelity stars Kravitz, Jake Lacy (I’m Dying Up Here), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (On Becoming a God in Central Florida), David Holmes (Mr. Robot, Mindhunter), and Kingsley Ben-Adir (The OA: Part II).

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Here’s an updated overview of the cast:

● Kravitz’s Rob is a record store owner who obsesses about music, pop culture, and top five lists – while trying to get a sense of herself and her life… and the “family” she’s surrounded herself with.

● Lacy’s Clyde is effortlessly cute, if not the coolest guy in the room. A recent NY transplant from LA, he’s still trying to figure out how to navigate the city. Despite his lack of interest in music, he reveals a funny and open side that intrigues Rob (Kravitz). But he might prove to be just like all the other guys… or so it seems.

● Randolph’s Cherise is boisterous, likeable, funny with an infectious energy and thinks she knows everything. Cherise is passionate about music, and passionate about telling Simon (Holmes) and Rob (Kravitz) their musical taste sucks. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she’s still searching for her purpose in life – and will surprise everyone when she declares her own musical aspirations.

● Holmes’ Simon is sarcastic and cranky with an attractive quirkiness. Simon loves to judge others and has an eccentric yet extensive musical knowledge. Simon and Rob dated years ago, but eventually came out, which put an abrupt end to their relationship but not their friendship. Simon still happily works for Rob at the record store. He presents as condescending and aloof, all the while leading a lonely personal life while he searches for Mr. Right.

● Ben-Adir’s Russell “Mac” McCormack is charming, worldly, intelligent — though not at all pretentious — and was Rob’s most serious boyfriend. Everything seemed to be great, then one day he moved to London, and a year later Rob is still getting over it. But Mac may not be gone from her life for good.

In early April 2019, it was reported that the series would swap streaming services after the project began to take on a more mature tone than wouldn’t fit with a Disney+ audience. The company decided that moving the project to Hulu would “protect the vision of the creators and allow them to tell the story the way they envisioned.”

“Developing High Fidelity with Zoe, Veronica, Sarah and the team at Midnight Radio has been incredibly exciting and we want to ensure they are able to make the show they are envisioning as Disney+ is dedicated to supporting our creative partners. To that end, as the series’ creative evolved, our Disney+ team, collectively with ABC Signature, recognized that the show would be better suited for another platform. Given Disney’s equity stake in Hulu, we’re happy High Fidelity will continue as part of our extended family.”

– Agnes Chu, SVP Content, Disney+

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Directed by Stephen Frears, starring co-screenwriter John Cusack (Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer) and based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel, 2000’s High Fidelity featured Cusack’s Rob Gordon, a music store owner who can’t seem to make his relationships last so he decides to seek out some of his old flames with the hope of getting some answers. The film also starred Jack Black, Kravitz’s mother Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Iben Hjejle, Tim Robbins, Todd Louiso, and Lili Taylor. This time around, Kravitz plays the record store owner/ultimate music fan who’s obsessed with pop culture and those Top 5 lists.

“Hulu is home to stories that tap into pop culture and redefine genres, so we jumped at the opportunity to bring a seminal work like High Fidelity into the fold as a Hulu Original. We are over the moon to work with Zoe, Veronica and Sarah to bring viewers this fresh take on an enduring story that has resonated with millions of people over the past two decades.”

– Beatrice Springborn, VP Content Development, Hulu

Kravitz, West, and Kucserka will executive produce alongside Midnight Radio’s Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner; and Scott Rosenberg, who co-wrote the High Fidelity feature. Rosenberg and Midnight Radio will produce the series alongside ABC Signature Studios (SMILF).

Deadline Hollywood (exclusive)

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29 Oct 19:44

AmazonFresh Now Free for Prime Members

by missedagain
AmazonFresh Now Free for Prime Members

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Amazon now offers Prime Members: AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery Service for Orders $35+ for Free. Thanks missedagain

Note, this service is only available in select locations. Click here to see if AmazonFresh is in your area and to request an invite if you are new to the service. More information about this new Prime benefit can be found here.
29 Oct 15:24

Step Brothers (Blu-ray) $4.19 @ Amazon / Walmart

by RevOne
Step Brothers (Blu-ray) $4.19 @ Amazon / Walmart

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Amazon.com has Step Brothers (Blu-ray) on sale for $4.19. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on $25+ orders. Thanks RevOne

Alternatively, Walmart.com Step Brothers (Blu-ray + VUDU Instawatch Digital Copy) on sale for $4.19. Shipping is free on $35+ orders (currently unavailable for pickup).