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26 May 16:13

First Teaser For Netflix Original Series OZARK

by Kaitlyn Booth
Corey

Netflix. Crushing it! I don't have enough time in the day!

OZARK

Summary: The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) — are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty’s job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico.

OZARK will stream to Netflix on July 21st.

First Teaser For Netflix Original Series OZARK

26 May 16:11

Five Teasers For Netflix’s “Friends From College”

by Kaitlyn Booth
Corey

This looks great.

FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE

Time for some good adult comedy to show up on Netflix. We learned about the series Friends From College a few months ago but Netflix has been releasing a set of teasers over the course of the last week or so. It’s brought us by the same creative team that brought us Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Get Him to the Greek.

Summary: The show centers on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

Friends From College has a creative team of Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco and stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park. It will stream to Netflix on July 14th.

Five Teasers For Netflix’s “Friends From College”

26 May 15:53

Trailer For Netflix Original “Shimmer Lake” Tells A Crime In Reverse

by Kaitlyn Booth
Corey

Interesting. Looks like Fargo.

Shimmer Lake

On a purely personal level I love dark comedies. They are also one of the harder genres to pull off because the writer, actors, and filmmakers need to walk a very thin line of keeping things funny while maintaining the tone. When they work, though, they work like gangbusters and trailer for the upcoming Netflix original movie Shimmer Lake looks promising on that front. To find the humor and absurdity of a crime and the lengths people must go to solve it will this an interesting project if nothing else.

Summary: Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother.

Shimmer Lake is directed and written by Oren Uziel and stars Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, Adam Pally, and John Michael Higgins. It will stream to Netflix on June 9, 2017.

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Trailer For Netflix Original “Shimmer Lake” Tells A Crime In Reverse

25 May 19:28

HBO Makes It Official, Orders Up More SILICON VALLEY And VEEP

by Scott Wampler

If nothing else, we have two more seasons' worth of great comedy to look forward to.

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25 May 14:14

‘Castlevania’ Teaser: Netflix Taps into Nintendo Nostalgia for Animated Series

by Hoai-Tran Bui

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Following the success of ’80s-nostalgia genre hit Stranger Things and the announcement of a prequel to Jim Henson’s ’80s magnum opus Dark Crystal, Netflix continues to dig deep into our childhoods.

The streaming service has upped its nostalgia game, brushing off an old Nintendo cartridge (literally!) in the first teaser for its animated adaptation of the dark fantasy video game series, Castlevania.

Based on the Konami video game released in 1986 (many sequels would follow), the Castlevania TV series gives a slick, anime-style update to the popular pixelated game, though you wouldn’t know it until nearly a minute into the teaser.

For a good 40 seconds of the 1:26 minute trailer, we’re treated to an unknown hand brushing off an old Castlevania Nintendo cartridge. The unseen player is given the option of some pixelated versions of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood from House of Cards, Taylor Schilling’s Piper from Orange is the New Black, with — since this is an adaptation of an ’80s game — your requisite Stranger Things nod, before settling on the Castlevania. Someone must have been very proud of their pixel rendering of Spacey, because the teaser lingered on his likeness so long I thought for a moment that Castlevania would star Kevin Spacey. Alas, that was not meant to be.

The teaser then flashes to a grim animated landscape filled with impaled skeletons and dusty castles as a voice with a thick accent narrates, “There is a darkness upon this land. A savior is needed.”

The teaser descends into gore and bloodshed before the hero is presented as “The man who will kill Dracula.”

See the official synopsis below:

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

Castlevania, also known as Akumaj? Dracula, was first released by Konami in Japan in 1986 for the original Nintendo NES console. It made its way to North America in 1987 and became a cult hit, making the lists of many “best video games ever.”

The Netflix original series adaptation of Castlevania drops on the streaming service on July 7.

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24 May 20:45

In ABC's First Trailer For The Crossing, Mysterious Migrants From a Future War Land in 2017 America

by James Whitbrook

If the shot of hundreds of bodies floating to the shore of a small fishing town wasn’t weird and creepy enough, what if they were the bodies of refugees fleeing from a terrible war in the future? That’s the premise behind ABC’s new mystery series, The Crossing, and it looks pretty damn intriguing so far.

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23 May 18:33

Dwayne Johnson Announces Presidential Campaign on ‘SNL’, Watch the Best & Worst Sketches

by Ethan Anderton
Corey

The first one is pretty crazy.

Dwayne Johnson Hosted Saturday Night Live

This past weekend the 42nd season finale of Saturday Night Live arrived with host Dwayne Johnson joining the Five Timers Club, just like Melissa McCarthy did last week. Not only did Johnson get his honorary jacket, but he was joined by fellow Five Timers Club members Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks, and he picked one of them to be his running mate when announcing his candidacy for president in 2020.

Watch what happens and see the best and worst sketches from the Dwayne Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump.

The Best

World’s Most Evil Invention – This is one of the most shocking sketches to be on Saturday Night Live in awhile. I honestly cannot believe they got away with this punchline on network television. If you haven’t watched it yet, I’m not going to spoil it, but suffice it to say that Dwayne Johnson’s character has certainly crafted the most evil invention ever. Also, I’m wondering if White Castle approved of their mention at the end of the sketch. There were White Castle commercials during the telecast, so it makes me wonder if they approved some kind of product placement in a sketch and didn’t demand approval. Or White Castle is just a cool company and understand that some of the best comedy is subversive.

WWE Promo Shoot – This sketch was done last time Dwayne Johnson hosted, and it was with Bobby Moynihan back then too. It’s the same premise as last time with Dwayne Johnson’s wrestling character using personal information to take jabs at Moynihan’s character rather than the usual trash talk. What really sells it is Bobby Moynihan’s heartbroken and tearful reaction to being humiliated.

Rap Song – At first I thought this was going to be a straight-up music video with a new comedic song, but instead it’s lampooning the high amount of rappers that appear in single songs. It’s a bit of a simple premise, but it’s the characters themselves and their names that make it funny, including a special cameo of a character from a previous sketch that I won’t spoil if you haven’t watched the sketch yet.

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22 May 21:35

Here Comes Hellboy Hell Water – Cinnamon Whiskey That Packs A Punch

by Dan Wickline

First… the folks here at Bleeding Cool ask that if you are going to drink, drink responsibly… and be of age. Totally be of age. And don’t drive… I mean drink and drive.

The first ever whiskey based on Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy comic book character was announced officially today by Dark Horse Comics, XXX Distillery LLC and Prestige Imports LLC. Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is a craft distilled, small batch, naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey retailing for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. The 66.6 proof Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey  is available nationally and can be ordered at www.hellboyhellwater.com.

Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1994, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to animated films and live action feature films. Hellboy has also inspired a draft ale, a wine and now Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey.

The folks at Dark Horse should feel free to send a bottle or two on over here… for review purposes.

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Here Comes Hellboy Hell Water – Cinnamon Whiskey That Packs A Punch

22 May 13:53

‘The Alienist’ Trailer: Luke Evans, Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning Go Looking For a Killer

by Jack Giroux

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The director of True Detective season one and Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga, was originally going to executive produce and direct The Alienist. After some delay, Fukunaga dropped out directing the TNT miniseries based on Caleb Carr‘s novel. He did, however, remain involved as an executive producer in the drama, which stars Dakota FanningLuke Evans (High-Rise), and Daniel Brühl (Rush).

Below, watch The Alienist trailer.

Jakob Verbruggen, who directed the Black Mirror episode “Men Against Fire,” ended up helming episodes of The Alienist instead of Fukunaga. Screenwriter Eric Roth (The Insider) is an executive producer on the series written by Hossein Amini, who wrote Drive and directed the pretty good adaptation of The Two Faces in January.

Some great talent are involved in the series about the search for a serial killer in 1896 New York City. A criminal psychologist/alienist, Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl), a newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans), and a secretary at the Police Headquarters, Sara Howard (Fanning), investigate who’s behind the ghastly murders of young boy prostitutes.

Here’s the trailer for The Alienist, which is 10 episodes long:

The Alienist is the kind of pitch dark and grisly material the True Detective director probably could’ve worked his magic with. Even without Fukanaga behind the camera, the TNT series looks like another compelling murder mystery dealing with obsession. It definitely doesn’t come across as a stuffy period in the trailer. The three leads are a draw as well. Evans, in particular, has been doing especially good work lately, with Beauty and the Beast and his surprising and disturbing turn in High-Rise

As for Fukunaga, the director and all involved couldn’t agree on a budget for The Alienist. Once a figure was decided, it took long enough for the TNT project to clash with the director’s other commitments. He left the series to focus on making another film, The Black Count, and Netflix’s Maniac.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Alienist:

The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr. The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist — aka alienist — and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.

The Alienist is expected to premiere later this year on TNT.

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22 May 01:48

Heat: Remastered Director's Definitive Ed. (Blu-ray + Digital HD) $6 w/ Free Store Pickup

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19 May 21:15

Mark Out For The First Full Trailer For Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling)

by Jude Terror

We’ve seen pictures from the production, we’ve seen short teasers, and if we’re getting really technical about it, we’ve seen the real life 1980s pro wrestling promotion it’s based on in real life. But Netflix has finally released the first full trailer for GLOW, the series from the creators of Orange is the New Black and starring Alison Brie, a fictionalized account of the real story of Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling.

Here’s Netflix’s description of the show:

Inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league, the series — set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams — will be the fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.

Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black) are executive producers, and the series was co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), who will serve as showrunners.

As you all know if you’ve been following Bleeding Cool’s ongoing coverage of professional wrestling, the drama that takes place behind the scenes of the pro wrestling business is even more entertaining than what takes place in the ring. It looks like GLOW will aim to capitalize on that when the entire ten episode first season of the Netflix original becomes available for streaming on June 23.

Check out the trailer below:

 

Mark Out For The First Full Trailer For Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling)

19 May 21:09

Report: Tom Hardy Is Your Venom In 2018 Movie, Directed By Ruben Fleischer

by Jude Terror

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Tom Hardy has been cast in the titular role for Columbia Pictures’ Venom, according to a report from Variety. Hardy’s previous supervillain cred includes playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. In the comics, Bane uses a drug called the venom serum to enhance his strength, making us wonder if they had this planned all along!! Ruben Fleischer will direct a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

Though billed as a Spider-Man spinoff, Spider-Man Homecoming director Jon Watts has gone on record as saying the movie won’t tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and thus by association it must also not tie into Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set there. Venom has been in development for a while, but various Spider-Man reboots have caused it to exist in its own pocket cinematic universe, which is just as well. The movie is rumored to be shooting for an R-Rating.

Venom is set for a 2018 release date.

Report: Tom Hardy Is Your Venom In 2018 Movie, Directed By Ruben Fleischer

19 May 18:01

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Form Their Own Movie/TV Banner

by Kaitlyn Booth
Corey

Nice.

Shaun of the DeadNick Frost and Simon Pegg are back and have formed their own TV/movie banner called Stolen Pictures according to Deadline. The first movie the pair will produce under the banner is called Slaughterhouse Rulez. The movie will be directed by Crispian Mills and is based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert

Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school – Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness and they’re about to meet their match. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. Matters of status are aggressively enforced and conversation with school goddess Clemsie, are strictly forbidden.

But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.

Stolen Picture will be based in the UK but are going to be looking for movies and television to a global audience. They are looking to product a large variety of projects that are “in line with Pegg and Frost’s unique brand.”

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Form Their Own Movie/TV Banner

19 May 17:55

The Voodoo Child Himself Jimi Hendrix Gets A Sweet Looking New Funko Pop

by Jeremy Konrad

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Funko has released many rock star Pops over the years; from rap gods like Run DMC and Jam Master Jay, 2pac, and Flavor Flav to rock stars like The Beatles, Guns N Roses, The Ramones, there are all kinds of musician-related Funko to choose from. They even made a Psy! Remember that guy?!?! But the very first rock Pop was one called “Purple Haze” of guitar god Jimi Hendrix.

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Now, he is getting an updated Pop, and it is way, way cool. The new Pop has Jimi in all of his Woodstock glory, guitar in hand and ready to melt your face off with amazing riffs. It is also really interesting to look at how far Funko has come with their ability to sculpt these things, especially in their faces. Colors pop more, and even the guitar has a cool amount of detail. But, that is also not the awesome Pop I alluded to in the headline. That would be the exclusive version coming only to FYE stores. This version is from the iconic moment Jimi lit his guitar on-fire right there on stage at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967. It was not the first time he had done it, but this one is the iconic one.

This is one of the cooler Pops ever done, and an iconic moment in rock music. This one is not going to last long at all on store shelves, so make sure you go to your local FYE and preorder, or do that online right here. The regular Jimi from Woodstock and FYE exclusive hit stores in June.

 

The Voodoo Child Himself Jimi Hendrix Gets A Sweet Looking New Funko Pop

19 May 16:47

NBCU is going to use a picture-in-picture during WWE SmackDown commercial breaks

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
"The company is also planning to offer picture-in-picture ads during the 2018 Winter Olympics"
19 May 16:46

When Charlie Hunnam offered to fight to get the role of King Arthur

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
From 2015:
When it came to round two, it became clear to Hunnam that something about his physique was bothering Ritchie. In a clever actor’s shortcut for grief, he had lost 20 pounds for his curtain call playing Jax Teller, the gangland boss who is the anchor of Sons of Anarchy. At the demise of season six, Jax’s wife Tara is bumped off with sensationally bloody, Freudian gore by his mother, Gemma. “I thought one of the interesting ways to tell that story was to come in just looking gaunt, so you know straight away that’s been a brutal fucking month,” says Hunnam. “He hasn’t eaten. He’s been on benders. He’s fucked up. And I sustained it through the season. So I came to meet Guy and I was incredibly skinny.”

This was not the vision for King Arthur in the eyes of a director who has a specially preserved authorial hold on masculinity. “He brought it up about four times. ‘So, how heavy have you been?’ The fourth time he brought it up was in the audition.” Hunnam was getting restless. By now, the role was in his sight. “I said, ‘Look, dude, you keep bringing this thing up, the physicality. It’s obviously your primary concern so if you want to do away with all of this auditioning bollocks, I’ll fucking fight those other two dudes who are out there shooting. I know who they are. You can bring them both in here. I’ll fight them both. The one who walks out the door gets the job.’” Ritchie was temporarily silenced. “Then he said, ‘Look, get back in there and read the scene, you cunt.’”
18 May 18:07

The Best Movie Monsters You’ve Never Seen

by Rob Hunter

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(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition: some of the best movie monsters you may have missed!)

Ridley Scott has a new movie hitting theaters this week, and for those of us who love his 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien, that news is improved further by the knowledge that his latest is a new entry in the franchise. Of course, 2012’s Prometheus fit that very same bill, and we all know how that turned out. (Not terribly if you ask me, but let’s stay focused here.) Alien: Covenant may end up featuring equally stupid human characters, but judging by the trailers, it’s made at least one important improvement. It’s bringing back the fast-moving, wickedly dangerous, and endlessly terrifying xenomorphs (in some form or another) to wreak bloody havoc.

Through the franchise’s ups and downs the aliens themselves have remained some of the most beautifully nightmarish monsters to ever grace the screen, and if we’re being honest, few others come even close to comparing in the area of horrifyingly effective design. Still though, there’s no shortage of memorable movie monsters from the Graboids in Tremors and the river monster in The Host to the creepy subterranean killers in The Descent and the alien monstrosities of John Carpenter’s The Thing. These and others made the cut earlier this year right here on this very site.

But what of the frightening creatures in movies that maybe didn’t find a spot on that list or any other? The seven movies below aren’t nearly as well known, and they’re not all great necessarily (although I’d go to the mat for half of them), but the common thread between them is in the design and presentation of their monsters. Some are terrifying, some are fun, and others are darkly beautiful, but all of them deserve to be seen by more eyeballs.

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Rawhead Rex (1986)

Unwitting Irish farmers accidentally release a leather-clad pagan deity from the ground where its been imprisoned for decades, and soon the creature begins tearing a new one through the small village nearby.

Yes, I am starting with the one guaranteed to get me the most flack as common knowledge states that the film’s biggest weakness is its creature design, but how else could I share that I had the poster on my wall for a couple years as a teenager? George Pavlou’s mid ’80s creature feature can’t hold a bloody candle to Clive Barker‘s source novella (even if Barker himself did write the script), but the film works on a visual level if nowhere else. Part of that comes in the solid gore effects, daylight action, and a blasphemous golden shower (this may just be the ex-Catholic in me speaking though), but the big draw here is in the deceptively goofy Mr. Rawhead Rex.

Barker himself describes Rex’s look as basically a 9-foot phallus with teeth, but there’s still something uniquely menacing about the film’s monster. He’s in some ways a collective of masculinity’s worst traits shaped into a walking, growling, killing machine, and that comes across in his leather and metal outfit that looks like he belongs in a GWAR cover band celebrating their recent renaissance fair gig. He’s also rocking his male pattern baldness while hoping to distract you with his his glassy eyes, bloodstained teeth, and Michael Bolton locks. It sounds like I’m making fun of him, I know, but even with flaws exacerbated by the film’s low budget he retains an original look that has no real comparison in other films. He’s a beast, but the brutality comes in a ripped, monstrous yet human-like package. He resembles a cenobite on steroids, and while that would still only rank him in the top forty monsters to spill from Barker’s wickedly fertile mind, Rex remains a memorable yet underseen movie monster.

[Rawhead Rex is currently unavailable outside of import DVDs, but Kino Lorber recently announced a new 4K restoration with limited theatrical release and Blu-ray to follow.]

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The Teddy Bear in Dolls (1987)

A group of strangers take refuge from a storm in a creepy country estate, but what should have been a peaceful night’s rest turns to terror when the house’s other occupants make their presence known.

Director Stuart Gordon will always be best known for Re-Animator (and not well-known enough for From Beyond), but movie monster fans owe it to themselves to check out this darkly comic, grue-filled romp sooner rather than later. Fans of the recent Krampus should seek this one out too, as it does the monstrous doll action better, grimmer, and with more gruesome results. Gordon fills his film and this house with all manner of deadly toy figures, from marching soldiers who fire real projectiles to more traditional dolls that come to life via stop-motion animation to do terrifically terrible things to people. One of their creepier endeavors sees an unsuspecting young woman begin a transformation into one of them, and it’s not a pretty process, especially when it comes to replacing her eyes.

The one I’m all about here though is the biggest doll of them all… a giant ten-foot tall teddy bear. He comes stumbling through the trees looking every bit like a big, huggable lug of a stuffed bear, but that child-friendly facade soon rips away to reveal the snarling beast within. The creature bites off a woman’s arm and kills her husband with a back-breaking bear hug before feasting on his flesh. Most films involving killer dolls, from Child’s Play to Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, find thrills in small toys turning bad, but Gordon’s teddy bear breaks that mold just as it breaks through its initially plush exterior from the inside out.

[Buy Dolls on Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon.]

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Scarecrows (1988)

Bank robbers flying to safety are forced to make a middle-of-the-night detour into a rural field, but while they’re looking for stolen cash, something unnatural is looking for them.

Clowns get most of the press when it comes to creepy character types, but scarecrows are every bit as unsettling, even in silence. Those wanting proof need look no further than films like the well-known Dark Night of the Scarecrow and the relatively recent Husk, but for my money, the best of the bunch is this late ’80s horror flick. It’s a low budget affair, but it features some suspenseful sequences and grisly demises on its bloody road towards dawn. It’s a slow burn, but honestly my only real complaint is that 29 years later, we still haven’t gotten the promised sequel, Scarecrows II: The Final Straw. (I’m not kidding.)

The film’s title characters are legion, and while much of their power comes through even when they’re standing still, we’re also treated to these straw-filled killers in action. They stalk their prey, look on from the shadows, and deal them grievous bodily harm. Burlap sack masks are scary enough (see The Orphanage, Friday the 13th Part 2, The Strangers), but they take on an even spookier weight when you know it’s essentially acting as skin and holding in nothing more than straw and pure evil. This also means that the sack has the depth and shadowed contours of a human face, and that just magnifies their creepiness even further.

[Buy Scarecrows on Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon.]

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18 May 18:03

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ is Touring This Summer

by Ethan Anderton
Corey

Who's in??

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Tour

Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans are very happy to have the movie-mocking show back thanks to a revival from Netflix that brought 13 new episodes to the streaming service. It’s like the series never left! Now fans will get to enjoy the show live in-person with a Mystery Science Theater 3000 tour, which will be traveling around the United States this summer.

Find out where the tour is headed and what the show entails below.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson is hitting the road with the show’s new host Jonah Ray for the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour. Joining them will be Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn as Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, not to mention Rebacca Hanson as Gypsy and Synthia. Checking in via video screen will be Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt).

What’s cool about this tour is that it will involve two separate, unique shows. You’ll need a different ticket for each show, but both will offer exactly what Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans are looking for: riffing on B-movies. The first show will be the MST3K favorite Eegah (one of the classic episodes available on Netflix), complete with new riffs and sketches, and there will also be some sort of audience participation as well. The second show is being billed as a “Secret Surprise Film!” that is only described as a “fun, sci-fi thriller” that’s never before been featured on MST3K and is only being performed at 11 of the stops on the tour.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 19 at 12:00 P.M. local time through AXS.com and the respective venue’s box office. Don’t forget, each of the two shows are tickets separately, so if you plan on going to both, you should be buying two separate tickets.

Here are all the stops on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Watch Out For Snakes!” Tour 2017:

  • July 6 – Boston, MA
    • Shubert Theatre –  7 PM Eegah
  • July 7 -Philadelphia, PA
    • Keswick Theatre – 7 PM Eegah
    • Keswick Theatre – 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 8 – New York, NY
    • PlayStation Theater 6 PM Eegah
    • PlayStation Theater 9:30 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 9 – Washington, DC
    • Lincoln Theatre 6 PM Eegah
    • Lincoln Theatre 9 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 12 – Columbus, OH
    • Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre 8 PM Eegah
  • July 13 – St. Louis, MO
    • Touhill Performing Arts Center 8 PM Eegah
  • July 14 – Royal Oak, MI
    • Royal Oak Music Theatre 7 PM Eegah
    • Royal Oak Music Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 15 – Milwaukee, WI
    • Pabst Theater 7 PM Eegah
    • Pabst Theater 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 16 – Chicago, IL
    • The Vic 5 PM Eegah
    • The Vic 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 18 – Denver, CO
    • Paramount Theatre 8 PM Eegah
  • July 20 – Phoenix, AZ
    • Orpheum Theatre 8 PM Eegah
  • July 21 – San Diego, CA
    • Balboa Theatre 7 PM Eegah
  • July 22 – San Diego, CA
    • Balboa Theatre 7 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 23 – Los Angeles, CA
    • The Theatre at Ace Hotel 5 PM Eegah
    • The Theatre at Ace Hotel 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 26 – San Francisco, CA
    • The Warfield 8 PM Eegah
  • July 27 – San Francisco, CA
    • The Warfield 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 28 – Portland, OR
    • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 8 PM Eegah
  • July 29 – Seattle, WA
    • Moore Theatre 7 PM Eegah
    • Moore Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • July 30 – Vancouver, BC
    • The Orpheum 7 PM Eegah
  • August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT
    • Kingsbury Hall 8 PM Eegah
  • August 3 – Kansas City, MO
    • Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 8 PM Eegah
  • August 4 – Minneapolis, MN
    • State Theatre 7 PM Eegah
    • State Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • August 6 – Green Bay, WI
    • Weidner Center for the Performing Arts 7 PM Eegah
  • August 8 – Cleveland, OH
    • Ohio Theatre 8 PM Eegah
  • August 9 – Baltimore, MD
    • The Modell Lyric 8 PM Eegah
  • August 10 – Richmond, VA
    • Dominion Arts Center 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • August 11 – Nashville, TN
    • James K. Polk Theater 7 PM Eegah
    • James K. Polk Theater 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
  • August 12 – Atlanta, GA
    • Atlanta Symphony Hall 7 PM Eegah
    • Atlanta Symphony Hall 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!

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18 May 17:52

Red Band ‘The House’ Trailer: Get Your Passport Ready for F**ktown

by Ethan Anderton

The House Trailer

Now that blockbuster summer is in full swing, I’ve been wondering what the hit comedy of the season is going to be. Snatched has arrived and it doesn’t seem to be nearly as good as Trainwreck. Most people might say Baywatch is the next best option, but with all we’ve seen so far, I don’t think it’s going to deliver. Rough Night has the potential to break out as well, but I’m still on the fence with it. There’s The Big Sick, which we know brings the goods, but that’s a lower key release and even though it’s hilarious, it’s not a straight-up big studio comedy. But after seeing a new red band trailer for one of our summer comedy options, I’m ready to place my bet.

The House stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a couple who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having squandered their teenage daughter’s college fund just as she’s graduating high school. So what’s the best way to make sure she doesn’t end up a homeless stripper? Start an underground casino with hilarious results.

Watch the new red band The House trailer below, and beware of profanity and brief nudity making this NSFW.

If you think this looks like it has some of the comedic style of Neighbors, that’s because it’s scripted by that fraternity comedy’s writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, with the former also making his feature directing debut. If this trailer is any indicator, than Cohen will have a bright future directing comedies after this.

If Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler isn’t enough to entice you to see this movie, Jason Mantzoukas looks like he could be the MVP of this movie since the underground suburban casino is all his idea. That last scene where Steve Zissis gets his hand accidentally cut off, causing Mantzoukas to nearly vomit had me cracking up. I think this is going to be the summer comedy that has everyone rolling in the aisles.

The rest of the cast includes Allison Tolman (Fargo) as our main characters’ financial advisor, Rob Huebel as a police officer,  Lennon Parham (Veep) as a woman who gets a little too caught up in the Las Vegas lifestyle that emerges in the neighborhood, and Nick Kroll as a man who creates trouble for Poehler and Ferrell when he find out about their gambling ring. Sam Richardson, Rory Scovel, Andrea Savage, Michaela Watkins and Kyle Kinane will also appear.

After losing their college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) must figure out a way to earn some cash so their daughter (Ryan Simpkins) can go to school. With help from their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), the couple start an underground casino in the basement of their house. As the money rolls in and the good times fly, Scott and Kate soon learn that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

The House opens on June 30.

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18 May 15:13

A Quick Primer On AMERICAN GODS Thus Far

by Amelia Emberwing

For anyone having a hard time believing without explanation.

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18 May 14:09

Weatherproof Vintage Men's Leather Wyoming Boots $19.12 + $4 shipping

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17 May 17:54

Trailer For The Emma Stone And Steve Carell Sports Comedy ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

by Kaitlyn Booth

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Summary: The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

Battle of the Sexes will be released on September 22, 2017.

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Trailer For The Emma Stone And Steve Carell Sports Comedy ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

16 May 20:16

Jason Bateman Re-Opens The Banana Stand, Signs For ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season Five

by Jacob Knight

Rev up the Stair Car!

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16 May 20:09

Austin Man Sues Woman For Texting During GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

by Scott Wampler

Could've avoided this if you'd gone to a Drafthouse, brah.

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16 May 19:25

Amstel Hot Tub Tug

by Marty Shaw

Go boating or lounge around in a hot tub? Why choose when you can do both in the Amstel Hot Tub Tug. Designed to look like a tug boat, this wood and fiberglass boat does double-duty as a wood-burning hot tub that seats up to [...]

15 May 18:11

Full Trailer for Marvel’s Gifted TV series on Fox

by Anthony

We previously had the short version of the Trailer for Marvel’s Gifted TV show on Fox. We get a lot of new information in the Official Extended Trailer:


11 May 17:49

‘Twin Peaks’ Teaser Trailer: A New Look at Some Old Friends

by Ben Pearson
Corey

I watched the original two seasons and it is dated, but I will check this out for the cameo appearances listed alone.

Twin Peaks season 3 trailer

More than 25 years after it was unceremoniously cancelled by ABC, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s absurd, comical, horrific, and totally mesmerizing series Twin Peaks is set to return as a limited event series on Showtime. The network has been doling out teaser trailers with a frustrating lack of new footage, but as I learned catching up with the whole original run of the series recently, frustration seems to be part of the whole Twin Peaks experience.

Thankfully, this latest teaser trailer actually shows off some actual footage of some familiar cast members, and includes a single word of new dialogue. Yep, a whole word! Check it out below.

Twin Peaks Trailer

In order, that’s a new look at forlorn mechanic Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill), trailer park owner Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), the understandably frazzled Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), the curious Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), the A+ badass Deputy Tommy “Hawk” Hill (Michael Horse), and the best special agent the FBI has ever seen, Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan).

The one audible word in here – Hawk’s “really” – is said in hushed tones in an almost reverent way. But since we have no clue what the hell he’s talking about because of the opaque nature of this marketing campaign, it’s tough to gather any more from his statement. It’s almost more entertaining to read the word as an answer to exasperated fans asking if Showtime is serious with releasing all of these teasers and not giving us any real hint at what’s to come. But if you’re exasperated at a lack of answers, you’re probably not a hardcore Twin Peaks fan to begin with.

The show features a flat-out ridiculous cast that features a ton of returning players and new names alike, including Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell, Naomi Watts, Michael Cera, Monica Bellucci, Tim Roth, Laura Dern, Ashley Judd, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeremy Davies, Ernie Hudson, David Koechner, Derek Mears, Matthew Lillard, Tom Sizemore, Ethan Suplee, Caleb Landry Jones, Jane Levy, Sara Paxton, Charlene Yi, Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Richard Chamberlain, and Robert Forster. Yeah, I have no idea what half those people are going to be doing in here either, but I’m definitely looking forward to finding out.

New episodes of Twin Peaks will begin airing at 9pm on Showtime on May 21, 2017.

Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…

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11 May 17:38

‘Iron Sky: The Coming Race’ Trailer: Space Hitler is Back, With a Dinosaur

by Hoai-Tran Bui
Corey

YEEEEEEES

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Iron Sky, which followed two American astronauts who land on the moon only to find it occupied by the descendants of Nazis who escaped in 1945, was a movie that existed. And now, a sequel to the 2012 cult hit is going to be released. With more space Nazis. Oh, and dinosaurs this time.

Nuclear war! A heavily scarred Hitler on a dinosaur! Reptile people! Yeah, I have no idea what’s going on in this trailer either. To be fair, I never saw the first film, I only vaguely knew that a movie about “Nazis in space” existed.

But apparently, the first film was popular enough that a crowdfunding campaign hosted in Indiegogo, helped spawn the the sequel to the Finnish-German-Australian film. The campaign raised nearly four times more than the original goal of $150,000, allowing director Timo Vuorensola to return to the world that he helped create in Iron Sky, with the help of screenwriter Dalan Musson.

In March 2016, fans who donated to the campaign got a rough cut of the film, and an earlier version of the script was also sent out to thousands of fans of the first film so they could give feedback.

The film stars Lara Rossi in the lead role of Obi Washington, Vladimir Burlakov and Kit Dale, with Julia Dietze and Udo Kier, both from first Iron Sky, as they return to the Nazi moonbase to escape from Earth’s nuclear devastation.

Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of IronSky.net, below:

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save humanity – or destroy it once and for all.

Iron Sky The Coming Race leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth, where they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race is set to hit theaters in 2018.

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11 May 15:33

The Duffer Brothers Had Too Many Good Ideas For STRANGER THINGS Season Two

by Scott Wampler

So they're putting some of 'em in Season Three.

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10 May 17:49

THE GIFTED (Aka X-MEN: TV) Gets Teaser And Series Order

by Evan Saathoff

This is definitely happening.

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