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18 Jan 02:56

Cool Stuff: The Simpsons Super7 Action Figure Line Brings In Bartman, Duffman, Krusty And Hank Scorpio

by Ethan Anderton

Super7 launched an amazing new line of "The Simpsons" action figures as part of the ULTIMATES collection. The first round includes Homer Simpsons in space, "Moe" Szyslak, the robot versions of Itchy & Scratchy, and the reviled Poochie. The second wave brings us another collection of fan favorites, including Bart Simpson's superhero alter ego Bartman, the beer mascot Duffman, the depressing TV star Krusty the Clown, and Hank Scorpio, the evil genius and owner of Globex Corporation. They all come with an incredible array of accessories that make them a must-have for any die-hard fans of "The Simpsons," including some lovable animal sidekicks. Check them all out below!


Everybody do the Bartman! The superhero disguise of the troublemaking member of the Simpsons clan comes with his trusty skateboard, a slingshot a Radioactive Man comic book, and a bonus figure of his loyal canine sidekick, Santa's Little Helper. What are the odds that we'll ever see Bartman joined by his sidekick, Houseboy, AKA Milhouse Van Houten.

Bartman debuted in the episode "Three Men and a Comic Book," as a last minute attempt to get a discount on a comic convention admission price by dressing as a superhero. Unfortunately, this disguise didn't get him a discount, but it did get him a whole line of comic books and appearances in "The Simpsons" video games. Pre-order Bartman right here.


Are you ready to get Duffed? Another superhero is coming in the second wave of "The Simpsons" action figures from Super7, and that's Duffman. The figure brings the Duff Beer mascot to life with a 7-pack of cold ones, a Duff #1 foam hand, and Santa's Little Helper as Suds McDuff. 

If this action figure somehow starts drinking all the beer in your house, you'll only have yourself to blame. Because you should know by now that Duffman gets carried away with his love of partying. Duffman had a dream once, but life... life is filed with compromises! Oh yeah! Pre-order Duffman right here.

Hank Scorpio

Hank Scorpio might look like a formidable villain, but he's pretty much the worst. That World's Best Boss mug certainly isn't indicative of his skills as a bad guy, but he's certainly warm and welcoming to the Simpsons when Homer gets a job at a new nuclear power plant. Scorpio comes with that signature mug, a flame-thrower and fuel pack, grenade, and remote control.

This is just one of several characters voiced by the legendary Albert Brooks over the years, and it makes us wish that these figures came with some kind of sound component that played their most memorable quotes, just like the Playmates figures from the early 2000s. Pre-order Hank Scorpio right here.

Krusty The Clown

Finally, get ready for some laughs with everyone's favorite comedian, Krusty the Clown. This figure has a couple incredible interchangeable heads, including one with a cigarette and a frustrated facial expression. Plus, Krusty comes with a box of his trademark cereal, a cream pie, his off-camera robe, and his monkey sidekick Mr. Teeny. There's even an interchangeable hand with both a coffee and cigarette. You can pre-order Krusty the Clown right here.

Now that Krusty the Clown has joined the collection, we're hoping that Sideshow Bob isn't far behind. Presumably he'll come with a head that depicts him laughing maniacally, but we'll have to wait and see what happens. 

Read this next: The 15 Best Simpsons One-Off Characters Ranked

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18 Jan 02:55

Human Resources Trailer: Hormone Monsters And Shame Wizards Assemble For The Big Mouth Spin-Off

by Joshua Meyer

The world of "Big Mouth" is about to get bigger. Netflix's Emmy-winning adult animated sitcom, which features the voices of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, is going five seasons strong and already has a long-standing order for a sixth season. It's also got a spin-off, "Human Resources," on the way in March, and the first teaser has arrived.

Last summer brought details on the voice cast for "Human Resources," which includes Randall Park ("WandaVision"), Keke Palmer ("Hustlers"), "Saturday Night Live" cast member Aidy Bryant, and "Big Mouth" season 4 writer Brandon Kyle Goodman. Kroll and some other "Big Mouth" names will also lend their voices to "Human Resources," including series regular Maya Rudolph and recurring guest stars Jean Smart and Bobby Cannavale. Other big names attached to this spin-off include Rosie Perez, Henry Winkler, and Jemaine Clement.

David Thewlis will also return as Shame Wizard as the spin-off moves to the extradimensional home world of the Hormone Monsters, who have been stimulating the desires of cartoon middle schoolers on "Big Mouth" since 2017. Side note: if you're going to have a character called Shame Wizard, you might as well have David Thewlis voice him. The naming logic of these shows just plain rocks, not unlike Pete the Logic Rock, the new character Park is playing.

The teaser for "Human Resources" takes the form of a recruitment video. Check it out below.

Human Resources Teaser Trailer

"Human Resources" follows "the professional team of creatures who make humans ... human." The premise of this series seems like a twisted take on the premise in Pixar's "Inside Out." In the teaser, a deceptively smooth voice peels back the layers of humor, saying, "Understanding the human experience is an opportunity to discover new and innovative ways to make people more loving, logical, horny, humiliated, and beyond."

"Big Mouth" made headlines in summer 2020 when actress Jenny Slate decided to step away from the show in the wake of the George Floyd protests. She had been voicing a Black character named Missy, who was subsequently recast, with comedian and series writer Ayo Edebiri taking over the role. As forward-thinking as the creatives behind this fictional animated universe might be, however, "Human Resources" is still a show that is not above centering a set of private parts among the circular corporate logos in the above teaser.

"Human Resources" hits Netflix on March 18, 2021.

Read this next: 20 Underrated Animated Movies You Need To Watch

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18 Jan 02:53

Peaky Blinders' Story Will Continue Into World War II And Beyond

by Jeremy Mathai

If you thought you had a handle on where exactly in history that the Birmingham-set gangster series "Peaky Blinders" would finally call it quits, think again. This comes directly by order of the Peaky Blinders themselves -- or, rather, series creator Steven Knight. The "Locke" and "Spencer" writer has previously made his intentions known for the Cillian Murphy-led crime drama to come to an end upon the outset of World War II. 

So far, the series has documented Tommy Shelby's (Murphy) rise to the top of London's violent family of gangs while also balancing his struggles with PTSD, stemming from his brutal experiences in World War I as a tunneler. Through Tommy and his far less emotionally buttoned-up brother, Arthur (Paul Anderson), much of the series has overtly dealt with the horrors of war and how taking a life (or many) changes a person. 

Thematically, it made sense that "Peaky Blinders" would take us from the aftermath of one World War to the beginning of the next, fated to leave irreparable scars on a whole new generation. However, just like the original hopes to end "Peaky Blinders" with seven total seasons, plans have once again changed. According to Knight, fans can expect to witness the Shelby family grapple with the beginning, and possibly even the aftermath, of World War II. In an interview with Empire, Knight spilled some details about the upcoming sixth season:

"It was always Britain between the wars -- how the lesson from one war was not learned and was repeated. It's also the end of empire: we enter the Second World War and by the end of it, there is no empire, really. But I ... have revised the scope of what it is. It will now go into and beyond the Second World War. Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that."

Those who know their history will know that, unlike the continental United States, Britain witnessed the ravages of war firsthand in their own backyard. It's hard to imagine the petty in-fighting between Birmingham gangs amounting to much in the midst of the Blitz, but that's likely why last season introduced the threat of villainous fascist Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin). That's called thinking ahead!

"The End Of The Beginning"

Steven Knight goes on to lay out his writing process in figuring out exactly how to bring "Peaky Blinders" in for a landing. Thrillingly, it has already been announced that the story will not be ending with this final season. A feature film is in the works, scheduled to start production in 2023. That means fans can sit back and enjoy the journey that the upcoming sixth season takes us on, without worry that we'll never get to see these characters again. (Well, some of them are likely fated to die tragic and painful deaths. That's just the name of the game. But besides that, I mean!) Knight refers to season 6 (or series 6, as the proper folks across the pond call it) as "the end of the beginning."

As you may have gathered by now, Knight isn't a fan of pre-planning every step of the series ahead of time, preferring instead to let the story take him along its winding path. According to Knight, "I don't know what's gonna happen until I get to writing. The way I tend to work is not to plan, and I think if I did plan, I wouldn't be able to do it. Just sit at the keyboard and if you know the characters well enough, let 'em loose and see what they say to each other. Let the dialogue guide the plot."

Sort of sounds a little bit like Tommy Shelby, known for playing fast and loose with all his grand ambitions and pulling off several last-minute escapes, eh? The final ending of "Peaky Blinders" might be a long ways off, but season 6 is set to premiere in early 2022.

Read this next: The 20 Greatest War Films Of All Time

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18 Jan 02:44

Vikings: Valhalla Creator Reveals How New Netflix Show Differs From Vikings

by Steve Weintraub

If you were a fan of Michael Hirsch’s Vikings series and wished the series had continued in some way, I’ve got some great news to share, Netflix has made a new Vikings series, Vikings: Valhalla, that takes place one hundred years later and it starts streaming February 25th. Created by Jeb Stuart, the new series follows the exploits and adventures of some of the most notable (and infamous) names in Norse history. Chief among them is revered Viking ruler Harald Hardrada (Leo Suter), along with the explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Old Norse religious leader Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), the son and daughter of Vikings’ Erik the Red. Vikings: Valhalla also stars Bradley Freegard (King Canute), Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Olaf Haraldsson), Caroline Henderson (Jarl Haakon), Laura Berlin (Emma of Normandy), David Oakes (Earl of Godwin), Louis Davison (Prince Edmund), Bosco Hogan (King Aethelred II), Asbjørn Krogh Nissen (Jarl Kåre), Pollyanna McIntosh (Aelfgifu of Northampton), and Soren Pilmark (King Sweyn Forkbeard).

06 Jan 21:14

Taco Bell Lover's Pass $5.30 in app up to 30 Tacos (limit 1 per day)

by lilmotto
Taco Bell Lover's Pass $5.30 in app up to 30 Tacos (limit 1 per day)

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Taco Bell via App (Android or iOS, link for reference) (Restaurant Locator): offers Taco Lover's Pass on sale for $10 which Allows You to Enjoy One Select Taco per Day for 30-Days.
05 Jan 04:35

Cute Demon

by Jon

“Cute Demon” by heydale Inspired by Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Related Items Demon Slayer Siblings The Kamados Slayers Slayer of Demons Sister Ink

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05 Jan 04:34

The Hunting

by Jon

“The Hunting” by BoggsNicolas Inspired by Boba Fett and The Shining Related Items Top Hunter The Real Bounty Hunter The Invincible Bounty Hunter The Fett Mandalorian Mandala

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26 Nov 04:59

Better Call Saul Season 6 Scripts Are "Out of Control": Tony Dalton

by Ray Flook
Better Call Saul star Tony Dalton (Hawkeye) aka Lalo Salamanca likes the scripts that he's read so far for the sixth and final season.
16 Nov 02:08

Marvel's What If…? Returns In March 2022

by Rich Johnston
Tomorrow, Marvel Comics promises news on the return of What If...? to comic books in March 2022, featuring a very different-looking Wolverine indeed.
13 Nov 18:58

Home Sweet Home Alone Is One Of The Worst Films Ever Made

by Jeremy Konrad

Purely for the Headline.

Home Sweet Home Alone is terrible, and under no circumstances should you watch it for any reason. It is now on Disney+
09 Oct 02:31


by Anthony
Bestselling comic book titan Mark Millar (Jupiter’s Legacy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) has created a new series at Netflix in his Millarworld department, but he’s also adapting this into a comic book series too. Re-teaming with fan favorite artist Matteo Scalera (Black Science), the first appearance of this new character will now appear in King … Continue reading "NETFLIX’S NEW SERIES KING OF SPIES KICKS OFF IN DECEMBER"
29 Sep 03:06

Archer: FXX Renews Long-Running Animated Series for Season 13

by Ray Flook
With the current season of the long-running animated series coming to an end, FXX has renewed Archer for an eight-episode 13th season.
22 Sep 01:30

Labyrinth: Jim Henson Mulled Sting, Michael Jackson for Goblin King

by Tom Chang
David Bowie wasn't the only choice to play the Goblin King in Jim Henson's 1986 classic Labyrinth with Sting and Michael Jackson as options.
17 Sep 18:14

6-Months of Ad-Free HBO Max $7.49 per month (50% off)

by pghflyer
6-Months of Ad-Free HBO Max $7.49 per month (50% off)

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Update: Last day for this offer is September 26, 2021

HBO Max is offering 50% Off HBO Max Ad-Free Monthly Plan on sale for $7.49/ Month for First 6-Months.

Thanks community member pghflyer for sharing this deal

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06 Sep 08:48

Slaxx May Be the Smartest Movie about Man-Eating Pants Ever

by Jason Henderson
This week Jason chats with Patricia Gomez Zlatar, co-writer of SLAXX, which arrives from RLJE Films on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 7, 2021.
16 Aug 00:48

VFX Icon Phil Tippet's Long-Awaited Movie Looks Absolutely Incredible

by Germain Lussier
Phil Tippett’s Mad God looks like a living nightmare, but in a good way.
Screenshot: Phil Tippett

Star Wars. Indiana Jones. RoboCop. Jurassic Park. These films and franchises will live forever, and they attained those heights with a little help from Phil Tippett—one of the most legendary visual effects artists in Hollywood history. He’s especially known for his work with stop-motion animation and now, he’s directed his very own stop-motion movie—which looks, quite frankly, awesome.

The film is called Mad God and it’ll have its world premiere in August at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and its North American premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada. The trailer is below along with the newly released poster.

That just looks like an awful nightmare and we love it. What is this world? Who are these creatures? What the heck is going on? Well, we don’t really know. What we do know is that Tippett has been working on this film for a long time. (The trailer says 30 years and even just a quick glimpse at his YouTube shows that he posted a behind-the-scenes video nine years ago.) He began working on it during RoboCop 2 and filmed a few scenes, but after working on Jurassic Park, he thought practical effects and stop-motion would probably go extinct. He basically forgot about it and continued to work on projects like Starship Troopers, Willow, Dragonslayer, and the final four Twilight films. In recent years he added holochess to The Force Awakens, some walkers into The Mandalorian, and consulted on all of the Jurassic World films (including the upcoming Dominion), to name just a few.

Image: Phil Tippett

However, a little while ago, some of Tippett’s colleagues found his original work on Mad God and encouraged him to get back to work on it. During 2020, he had plenty of time on his hands, so he ended up doing just that. The result is an experimental, adult-themed showcase of a whole new world.

As for when you can see Mad God, it seems like it’s concentrating on the festival circuit now but maybe once that’s over it’ll get some kind of streaming or VOD release. We’ll certainly keep you updated. For now, you can follow the film’s official site for more info.

Correction 7/28/2021, 11:30 a.m. ET: A previous version of this post had an exclusive poster that was said to be “not the final” after publication. We were asked to swap it out for the festival poster, which is no longer exclusive to io9.

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16 Aug 00:42

Marvel's Hawkeye Aims Kate Bishop at Disney+'s November Schedule

by Germain Lussier
Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner, and a bunch of archery stuff in Hawkeye.
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Marvel Studios

The night before Thanksgiving usually means getting together with friends and preparing for the feast to come. This year though, it means Hawkeye. Marvel Studios just revealed that its fourth live-action series will debut on November 24, with new episodes coming each Wednesday after that. If the series is six episodes (like the previous two were) that would give us Hawkeye right into the new year.

Along with the news, which was first reported by Entertainment Weekly, came the first official image from the show, which you can see above. It’s Hawkeye himself (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop, played by Pitch Perfect’s Hailee Steinfeld, along with a bunch of archery equipment. “[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan,” Renner told EW. “She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”

This is a nice start to the series but it leaves a bunch of unanswered questions. Like, where is Clint’s family? Are they in this? How did they cope with being snapped? And how is Clint doing now that his family is back considering he spent five years as a murderous, vengeance crazed assassin? Oh, and what about that other assassin who is apparently going to be coming after him, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh, who was sent after Clint in the end credits of Black Widow)? So many questions, not many answers, but seeing Clint with a potential protégé sounds like a great way for fans to see his softer side, which we know is there, but only see in small doses.

Also, with the November 24 release date, any rumor that Ms. Marvel would be coming to Disney+ in 2021 is probably kaput. A six-week Hawkeye run would hypothetically put its finale on December 29. With an Assembled the week after that, the earliest Ms. Marvel could debut is January 12.

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16 Aug 00:40

Jaws Musical Bruce Set to Hit the Seattle Stage Next Year

by Valerie Complex
Jaws promotional image
Image: Universal Pictures

Bruce is the new musical from the Seattle Repertory Theater based on Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s memoir The Jaws Log.

Bruce is about 26-year old director Steven Spielberg who sets out to adapt the best-selling novel, Jaws. Deadline reports, the show features music by Richard Oberacker and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor.

This isn’t the duo’s first rodeo as they are the team behind the Broadway musical Bandstand, which follows military veterans upon their return from war. Bruce will be directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, who is most noted for her work at the Stratford Festival.

The show was supposed to debut summer of 2021, but the pandemic put the premiere on hold. Previews of the show begin May 27, 2022, at Seattle Repertory Bagley Wright Theater, with opening night set for June 1, 2022. The show will run through June 26, 2022. Cast and creative announcements to come soon.

The synopsis of Bruce is as follows: “While invading a sleepy fishing island off Cape Cod to shoot on the open ocean, he faced several challenges including weather, water, hostile locals, an exploding budget, endless delays, and a highly dysfunctional mechanical star named Bruce, to bring his vision to life in what proved to be one of the biggest success stories in film history.”

While Bruce is an adaptation of a book based on a film, the trend of movies turned stage off-broadway musicals isn’t new. The first one that comes to mind is The Evil Dead. The show was performed on stage in 2003 at the Tranzac club in Toronto, Ontario. The show instantly became a hit and eventually moved on to an off-Broadway run in 2006 at the New World Stages.

What do you think? Will Bruce see the same success as The Evil Dead musical? 

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16 Aug 00:35

Brotherhood of the Wolf Is Still the Greatest French Historical Epic Martial Arts Monster Movie Ever Made

by Rob Bricken
Mani (Mark Dacascos) shows some French thugs the bottom of his boots.
Screenshot: Studio Canal/Shout Factory

Martial arts movies that double as historical epics are supposed to be set in Asia. They’re not supposed to take place in the opulent, luxurious, ostentatious mansions of the bewigged aristocracy of 1760s France. Yet 2001’s Brotherhood of the Wolf has the audacity to take these wildly incohesive elements, along with so much more, and mesh them almost seamlessly into one hell of an entertaining movie.

There’s the monster itself—based on the legendary Beast of Gévaudan—a mysterious creature who killed over a hundred men, women, and children in France between 1764 and 1767. There’s the titular Brotherhood, a secret society controlling the monster for their own nefarious purposes. There’s politics, romance, a guy with a sword that turns into a whip, and an Italian courtesan-spy (Monica Bellucci) who’s secretly working for the Pope. At the heart of it all are two knights: the royal naturalist Grégoire de Fronsac (Simon Le Bihan) and the Iroquois tracker Mani (Mark Dacascos), sent by the king to investigate the giant beast terrorizing Gévaudan.

There’s so much going on, Brotherhood of the Wolf should be an absolute mess, but the film has such complete confidence in itself that it works—again, as if a historical epic/martial arts flick/conspiracy thriller/romance/mystery/monster movie set in 18th-century France is the most natural genre in the world. Director Christophe Gans (Silent Hill) moves from badass fight sequence to gauzy romance scene to beast attack to unbelievably ornate historical drama with ease, all of them just a bit overindulgent but in the best sorts of ways. It helps that Gans’ direction and cinematography are marvelously stylish, sometimes mythic, sometimes empyreal, often simply beautiful. If you want a perfect encapsulation of the style of the movie, look no further than the incredible transition from Bellucci’s body, lounging in a luxurious bed, into a beautiful French landscape, which you can glimpse in this trailer (along with a lot of other great stuff).

To be certain, it’s not great that the non-Native American Dacascos was cast as Mani, but the actor has never been better than in Brotherhood of the Wolf, bringing a world of depth and wit to the mostly silent role. It also helps that the relationship between Mani and Fronsac is built on Dacascos and Le Bihan’s incredible charisma together. Fronsac called Mani his “brother,” and their performances, as well as the narrative, prove it. Honestly, all the actors are solid at the very least. None of the film’s other main characters are particularly inventive, and the actors portraying them could perform the roles in their sleep: Vincent Cassel as the increasingly deranged aristocrat/hunter Jean-François de Morangias; Émelie Dequenne as his ethereal sister and de Fronsac’s love interest Marianne; Bellucci as the enigmatic seductress Sylvia. But all of these actors are so talented that they’re compelling by default, and Brotherhood of the Wolf benefits immensely from them all.

The film also benefits from the fact that the Beast of Gévaudan was real. Whether it was an actual giant wolf or some other creature will always remain up for debate, but there really was something that killed people in 1760s France. It killed for sport instead of food, so vicious that its victims were frequently found beheaded, and so powerful that it could shrug off bullets. Without spoiling the film, Brotherhood of the Wolf is based on some real theories about the nature of the beast, including that someone purposefully created it and controlled it. There’s just enough reality inside the movie that Brotherhood’s wilder sequences feel satisfyingly grounded instead of totally ludicrous.

However, the film does need to come with a trigger warning: There’s a heavily implied rape scene, and there’s a long scene of regular wolves paying the price for the beast’s rampage, as they sadly did in reality. Mani is very much the “Magical Native American” trope, and you could argue Fronsac does some cultural appropriation later in the film. So there’s certainly no shame if you want to give Brotherhood of the Wolf a miss. But if you decide to check it out, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful, genre-defying, and highly entertaining film that’s unlike any other movie you’ve ever seen. Unless there’s another historical epic/martial arts flick/conspiracy thriller/romance/mystery/monster movie I don’t know about.

Brotherhood of the Wolf is currently available on Blu-ray from Shout Factory (be warned, though, because the subtitles are impossibly bad—a big problem if you want to watch the movie in its native French language instead of dubbed in English).

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16 Aug 00:24

Nicolas Cage Calls This Movie 'the Wildest' He's Ever Made

by Germain Lussier
Nicolas Cage in Prisoners of the Ghostland.
Photo: RLJE Films

The first full trailer for the new Nicolas Cage movie Prisoners of the Ghostland is here and it features a bold proclamation from the star himself. In the trailer, Cage is quoted as saying Ghostland is “The wildest movie I’ve ever made.” Which, coming from someone with a resume like Cage, is saying something. But considering it’s a film about a criminal forced to wear a bomb suit and go into a wasteland to rescue the granddaughter of a crime boss from a bunch of mysterious nomad ghost people—sure, it’s pretty wild.

Directed by Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Tokyo Tribe), Prisoners of the Ghostland will be released in theaters and on VOD September 17. It co-stars Bill Moseley and Sofia Boutella, and here’s the trailer.

So the trailer pretty much says it all, but here’s what you just watched. The movie is set in a place called Samurai Town, where Cage is a bank robber imprisoned after a job goes horribly wrong. However, when the granddaughter (Boutella) of the town’s warlord (Moseley) goes missing, the warlord offers the robber a deal. Put on this explosive suit and head into the wastelands and retrieve her, or else. He does, of course, and what he finds is not at all what anyone is expecting.

Prisoners of the Ghostland debuted at this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival before being picked up by RLJE Films. We watched it and, frankly, found the wildness to be a bit too much. The movie just kind of never comes together and feels hugely disjointed. At least that was my opinion. You can read the full review here. But, as you can see in the trailer, plenty of people who aren’t the stars of the movie enjoyed it quite a bit. Lots of critics from other sites heaped praise on the unique film and hey, I’d rather watch something that takes a huge risk like Prisoners of the Ghostland than another remake of a movie that wasn’t good in the first place, or a franchise reboot prequel that never gets off the ground. So even just in that aspect, it’s pretty darn wild.

Again, the film opens in theaters and on VOD September 17.

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16 Aug 00:21

What We Do in the Shadows' Glorious Season 3 Trailer Teases Vampire Power Struggles Galore

by Cheryl Eddy
Nandor (Kayvan Novak) and Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) make peace (sorta?) while Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) looks on.
Screenshot: FX

What a treat on this fine Friday the 13th, to get not just a brand-new trailer for FX’s What We Do in the Shadows’ upcoming third season—but also the news that the series will be returning for a fourth installment, too. Makes us want to go out on the town, drink the drug-filled blood of a bunch of random New York partygoers, and try to eat pizza even though human food makes us projectile vomit! In other words, celebrate like vampires! At least, What We Do in the Shadows-style vampires!

While that epic season one episode will always be one of our all-time favorites, this trailer for season three, shared by Deadline along with the renewal news out of the network’s TCA presentation today, suggests so much goodness to come. Check it out!

Let’s see, we’ve got the roommates—vampires Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), plus Nandor’s human familiar/Van Helsing-descended vampire slayer Guillermo (Harvey Guillén)—dealing with the fallout from that dramatic season two finale in a surprising way. Instead of being in trouble for, uh, Guillermo slaughtering almost all their peers at the Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires, they’re now in charge of the Vampiric Council! But who will get to sit on that fancy throne?

Also, looks like Nandor will be hitting the gym and maybe looking for love; Laszlo will be trying out the legal profession (as season two showed us, he was excellent at bartending, so sky’s the limit!); at least one werewolf will pop up; Colin Robinson will be set on fire; and the group will make what looks like an eventful casino visit—as well as all the mundane hilarity we’ve come to expect from this show, like Nandor not knowing how to work a vacuum and everyone freaking out about taking an escalator for the first time.

Oh, What We Do in the Shadows. How we’ve missed you. FX should just go ahead and greenlight seasons five through 5,000! The 10-episode third season arrives on FX on September 2 (and as Deadline notes, the first two episodes will premiere back to back: “The Prisoner” and “The Cloak of Duplication”); you can catch new episodes the next day on FX on Hulu.

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16 Aug 00:12

What We Do in the Shadows Gets Early Season 4 Renewal, Plus Season 3 Trailer

by Maggie Dela Paz

This show is phenomenal. Can't wait for it to come back.

FX has officially granted Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s popular supernatural comedy series What We Do in the Shadows an early fourth season renewal, which is expected to premiere in 2022.

The renewal also comes with the release of the full What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 trailer which you can check out below, featuring the return of our favorite vampires and Guillermo as they continue to deal with modern technology, dating, and society. It also highlights the group’s new leadership role at the Vampiric Council, with Nandor and Nadja fighting for the throne. The series is scheduled to make its return on Thursday, September 2, with the first two episodes titled, “The Prisoner,” and “The Cloak of Duplication.”

“Fans can’t seem to get enough of What We Do in the Shadows and FX is ready to feed that appetite by setting up the series for a fourth season,” FX Entertainment’s President of Original Programming, Nick Grad said in a statement. “Our thanks to the extraordinary job by the creative team, cast, and crew who keep making a great show better each season.”

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Based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name, What We Do in the Shadows centers around three old school vampires, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja who live together at Staten Island. With the help of Nandor’s loyal familiar, Guillermo, they try their best to connect with the modern world and blend in with other humans and supernatural beings.

“After the shocking season two finale, we find the housemates in a panic about what to do with Guillermo after discovering that he is a vampire killer,” reads the Season 3 synopsis. “This season, the vampires are elevated to a new level of power and will encounter the vampire from which all vampires have descended, a tempting Siren, gargoyles, werewolf kickball, Atlantic City casinos, wellness cults, ex-girlfriends, gyms and supernatural curiosities galore. Plus, Colin Robinson is turning 100. And Nandor, faced with his own eternal-life crisis, tries to inject his life with more meaning. Will he find love or is he destined to be an immortal bachelor with 37 ex-wives?”

The series is written and executive-produced by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. It stars Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, and Mark Proksch. It has already featured appearances from Beanie Feldstein, Nick Kroll, Vanessa Bayer, Kristen Schaal, Dave Bautista, Tilda Swinton, Evan Rachel Wood, Wesley Snipes, Mark Hamill, Craig Robinson, and more.

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What We Do in the Shadows is executive produced by Clement, Waititi, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Sam Johnson, Garrett Basch, and Eli Bush. It is produced by FX Productions.

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16 Aug 00:12

Atlanta Season 3 Set For Early 2022 Debut with Season 4 Now in Production

by Maggie Dela Paz

During FX’s TCA presentation, chairman John Landgraf has revealed some new status updates regarding the long-awaited third and fourth seasons of Atlanta.

Landgraf has confirmed that the network is currently targeting an early 2022 release date for Season 3, which was mostly filmed in Europe. He also shared that production on the fourth season has already started in Atlanta while teasing how great the scripts are both seasons.

“We haven’t locked down the scheduling for Season 3 yet as it just finished shooting — it’s shot primarily in Europe,” Landgraf said (via Deadline). “It’s in post-production and it’s a lengthy post-production process, and part of that is because they’re currently in production of Season 4 in Atlanta. All the scripts for that season have been written, and I absolutely adore the scripts for both seasons.”

He also went on to reveal that it’s currently difficult for them to set a definite return date for the acclaimed comedy-drama due to the busy schedules of executive producers Donald Glover and Hiro Morai.

“The reason I can’t lock down a date right now is that it’s being driven by Donald Glover and Hiro Morai’s schedule and availability and the length of post, both for Season 3 while in the process of producing Season 4. I did list it as one of the things coming back in the first half of 2022, that is our anticipation. I think we’ll be able to lock down an actual date for 3 and maybe for both cycles within the next couple of months.”

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Atlanta hails from creator, executive producer and star Glover. The series is also led by Brian Tyree Henry as Paper Boi, LaKeith Stanfield as Darius Epps, and Zazie Beetz as Vanessa.

The series tells the story of two cousins named Earn Marks and Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles. Glover stars as Earn, who is a Princeton dropout who now manages his cousin’s burgeoning rap career. He along with his cousin are trying to find their way to the top of the local rap scene, all the while dealing with the many real and absurd troubles black folk face in the city.

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Atlanta is executive produced by Stephen Glover, Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, and Hiro Murai. The first two seasons were an instant hit to viewers, with the first season winning two major Golden Globe Awards including Best Comedy Series. As for the second season, it earned multiple Emmy nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series. 

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21 Jul 02:40

Jackass Forever Trailer Drops, Jackassery Commences October 22nd

by Jeremy Konrad
Well, here it is: the long-awaited trailer for Jackass Forever. The film opens in theaters on October 22nd.
17 Jul 21:15

HBO Max’s John Cena-Led DC Series Peacemaker Wraps Production

by Maggie Dela Paz

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn took to Twitter to confirm that production on the upcoming first season of HBO Max’s newest DC spinoff series Peacemaker has finally been completed after 131 days of filming. Gunn went on to express his gratitude and appreciation to the cast and crew for their hard work on the project, which he first pitched to the streamer less than a year ago. The filming wrap comes less than a month before the highly-anticipated theatrical and HBO Max release of The Suicide Squad, which is set to feature the introduction of John Cena’s titular hero.

Even though a second season still hasn’t been confirmed, the Guardians of the Galaxy director previously revealed that he already has an idea on what he’ll do for the potential second season including the DC characters he would like to include.

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Further details about the plot are still being kept under wraps, but it will likely explore the origins of John Cena’s Peacemaker, who is being described as the world’s biggest douchebag. He is a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

Joining Cena is Steve Agee as John Economos, Danielle Brooks as Leota Adebayo, Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante/Adrian Chase, and Chukwudi Iwuji as Clemson Murn. It will also include Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang, Christoper Heyerdahl, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, Rizwan Manji,  Nhut Le, Aison Araya, and Lenny Jacobson.

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Based on the characters from DC, Peacemaker is written and created by James Gunn, who directed multiple episodes. Executive producers are Gunn, Cena, Peter Safran, and Matt Miller. The 8-episode first season is expected to make its debut in January 2022.

It will be produced by Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021.

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17 Jul 21:10

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 Teaser Sets September Return

by Maggie Dela Paz

Phenomenal show

FX has released the first teaser for the highly-anticipated third season of the hit mockumentary supernatural comedy series What We Do in the Shadows, which is currently scheduled to make its return on September 2. The Season 3 teaser, which you can check out in the player below, features Kayvan Novak’s Nandor as he experiences the joys of being out in the sun with the use of virtual reality glasses.

RELATED: HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death Adds Taika Waititi as Blackbeard

Based on the 2014 vampire mockumentary film of the same name, What We Do in the Shadows centers around three old school vampires, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja who live together at Staten Island. With the help of Nandor’s loyal familiar, Guillermo, they try their best to connect with the modern world and blend in with other humans and supernatural beings.

The series stars Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, and Mark Proksch. It has already featured appearances from Beanie Feldstein, Nick Kroll, Vanessa Bayer, Kristen Schaal, Dave Bautista, Tilda Swinton, Evan Rachel Wood, Wesley Snipes, Mark Hamill, Craig Robinson, and more.

The series is written and executive-produced by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement. It stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Kayvan Novak (Early Man), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends), and Harvey Guillen (The Magicians).

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The original film starred Taika Waititi, Clement, Jonathan Brugh, and Ben Fransham, where it followed a group of vampires who live together in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand as they go through the mundane tasks of everyday life and of rooming with other people, as well as bringing in a vampire (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) just turned by the group. It earned rave reviews from critics upon release and quickly became an international cult classic, propelling Waititi and Clement even further into the spotlight as actors, writers, and directors.

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17 Jul 19:01

Reservation Dogs Trailer Previews New Comedy Series From Taika Waititi

by Maggie Dela Paz

Looks good.

FX has released the full Reservation Dogs trailer for Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s new coming-of-age comedy series, which is scheduled to make its debut on August 9 on FX and Hulu. The video, which you can check out below, begins with four Indigenous teenagers as they steal a truck full of chips in an effort to raise money for their dreams of going to California. It also features main quartet dealing with another group of young misfits ambushing them with paintball guns.

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Reservation Dogs is a coming-of-age comedy that will follow the story of four Native American teenagers in rural Oklahoma who spend their days committing crime… and fighting it. The series will be led by D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (Creeped Out) as Bear, Devery Jacobs (American Gods) as Elora Danan, Paulina Alexis (Beans) as Willie Jack and newcomer Lane Factor as Cheese.

The series will also feature guest stars including Tamara Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Macon Blair, Kirk Fox, Matty Cardarople, Dallas Goldtooth, Lil Mike and Funny Bone.

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Reservation Dogs is executive produced by Taika Watiti and Sterlin Harjo. It is also being produced by Garrett Basch through his Scott Rudin Productions banner.

Harjo has been directing films that primarily focuses on Native American people which are all set in his home state of Oklahoma. The series marks second collaboration between Waititi and FX, who are currently working together on the upcoming third season of What We Do in the Shadows.

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05 May 01:36

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20 Apr 03:22

First Shang-Chi Trailer & Poster Reveals Simu Liu’s Master of Kung-Fu!

by Max Evry

First Shang-Chi Poster Reveals Simu Liu's Outfit!

First Shang-Chi trailer & poster reveals Simu Liu’s Master of Kung-Fu!

Marvel Studios has revealed the first trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, along with a debut poster featuring our first look at star Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) in costume. Check out the Shang-Chi trailer in the player below, along with the poster in the gallery!

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Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in theaters on September 3, 2021.

Shang-Chi, also known as The Master of Kung Fu, was first introduced in the pages of Special Marvel Edition #15 back in 1973 after they’d failed to obtain the rights to the then-popular TV series Kung Fu, which starred David Carradine. A master of fighting, Shang-Chi eventually gains the ability to create an infinite number of replicas of himself. After Special Marvel Edition changed its name to The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, the character went on to appear in issues of Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-in-One. He’s also been a member of The Avengers and Heroes for Hire, the latter alongside fellow kung fu masters Daughters of the Dragon.

What do you think of the Shang-Chi trailer? And what do you think of Liu’s costume in the film? Let us know in the comments below!

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20 Apr 03:21

FX’s Dave Season 2 Sets Return Date & Guest Stars Including Kevin Hart

by Maggie Dela Paz

FX's Dave Season 2 Sets Return Date & Guest Stars Including Kevin Hart

FX’s Dave Season 2 sets return date & guest stars including Kevin Hart

FX has finally set the premiere date for the upcoming second season of their record-breaking sitcom Dave, which sees the return of titular star Dave Burd (a.k.a. rapper Lil Dicky). The series is scheduled to make its return June 16 on FXX with a two-episode premiere, then new episodes available each subsequent week. Episodes will also be available for streaming the following day via FX on Hulu.

In addition, the network has also revealed the new season’s star-studded guest lineup including K-Pop superstar CL, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart and more.

RELATED: FX’s Atlanta Season 3 Officially Begins Production!

Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd (stage name Lil Dicky), FXX’s Dave centers around a neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help he actually might convince the world.

In the second season, Dave knows he’s destined for rap superstardom – but at what cost? With the pressure mounting as he records his debut album, he has to decide if he’ll sacrifice friendships, love and his own sense of self in order to make his dream come true. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, Dave vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.

Season 1 notably featured a number of celebrity cameos and guest appearances, including Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian, Marshmello, Macklemore, Ninja and more.

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Dave is created and executive produced by Burd and Jeff Schaffer. Executive producers are Saladin K. Patterson, Ben Sinclair, Luvh Rakhe, Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions, Scooter Braun, Greg Mottola, Marty Bowen, Mike Hertz and SB Projects’ James Shin and Scott Manson.

The first season was a success for FX as it became the network’s most-watched comedy series ever, with an average episodic audience of 9.4 million Total Viewers to-date across linear, VOD and streaming, and that number is growing.

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