To those of you in the Disney World resort looking for a retro-themed hangout: your time is now. The Edison, inspired by 1920s aesthetic, opened in Disney Springs earlier this month.
The restaurant has several themed areas, including The Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and the Waterfront Patio. They serve American-style fare, including Pork Belly Pops, Crispy Fried Chicken, and The Edison Burger. In true Disney fashion, they’ll have a variety of mixed drinks, beers, and alcoholic punches that can serve 2-10 people!
Thinking of checking it out? The hours are Sunday-Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Guests at The Edison must be 21 years or older starting at 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday nights. There is a cover charge of $15 per guest beginning at 10 p.m.
Get glammed up, grab a cocktail, and head over to The Edison — it’s the bee’s knees!
In what seems like an altered version of the old cliche, “…but what I really want to do is direct,” MoviePass is looking to go from offering you discounted tickets for the movies you want to see to – hopefully – giving you the movies you want to see directly. Looking to make a big impact during the early days of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the subscription service announced that it was creating MoviePass Ventures, a subsidiary that will co-acquire films with film distributors.
While specific details on MoviePass Ventures are still unknown, the plan is for acquired films to be made available across a series of platforms, including streaming, on-demand and DVD/Blu-ray. The announcement and initial roll-out coincide with a day of pitch meetings with indie players; and panels with Elijah Wood, producer Daniel Noah, producer Lisa Whalen and MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe.
In a statement announcing the move, Lowe stated that the time had come for MoviePass to not only boost box office film attendance but also enjoy some of the profits from it: “It’s only natural for us to double down and want to play alongside [distributors] – and share in the upside.”
For Lowe, MoviePass’ move into providing original content is just a natural evolution that he’s seen happen at other services such as Netflix. So far, “change” has seemed to work for the service: after being purchased by data analytics firm Helios and Matheson, MoviePass restructured its business plan and dramatically reduced the monthly membership fee from $50 to $9.95. To say that had an impact on the service’s subscription rates would be an understatement: in 2016, there were 20,000 subscribers before the change; currently, there are more than 1.5 million subscribers.
Which isn’t to say that MoviePass doesn’t have it’s problems, with the biggest and most obvious one being that it’s currently not making money – and that’s a problem. The service pays full price to theaters for tickets (which can average $15 per in cities like NYC), and then subsidizes a large chunk of the cost to be able to offer discounted rates. MoviePass is depending on the accuracy of its analytics to establish a strong market share and the value of its customer data to offset costs. To that end, MoviePass is hiring Natasha Mulla as chief marketing officer to engage customers in cheaper-ticket markets like Dallas and Nashville as a way to help reduce ticket prices for consumers in higher-cost markets.
One other sticking point that MoviePass must also overcome: push-back from some of the major theater chains. AMC has minced words when it comes to their criticism of the service, calling into question its entire business model and predicting its demise.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are no strangers to the supernatural, nor to the comedy genre. Last year the pair launched their own production company, Stolen Picture, and announced their plans to venture into additional content, such as a new tv series.
The first item that we’ll see from Stolen Picture will be a film called Slaughterhouse Rulez, directed by Crispian Mills and currently in post production. Pegg said the film is very satirical, very much about the U.K. selling itself off, and that “it’s about fracking as well.”
The two are always busy- Pegg will be in Ready Player One out in March (he’s also currently filming MI: 6) and Nick can be seen in Into The Badlands on TBS and Tomb Raider opening in March.
“I’d rather have a lot less money and make a film or a TV series and have a great time doing it than put it through a million processes and people you don’t know and you don’t respect creatively. That’s the trade off,” Nick Frost said.
There is also a second film in the planning stages, about a fading double act who haven’t spoken for decades but reunite one last time. “We’d like to do it as a two-hander and make it on a very low budget,” says Pegg. “We’ve had the idea for a long time, and we’re going to write an outline and then improvise and make something, which is far looser than when we work with Edgar…where every transition is so precise.”
The other bit of news is a tv series called Truth Seekers that is currently being shopped around for distribution, even though they are backed by Sony Pictures Television. This would maybe mean it would find a home on STARZ, but it’s too soon to tell.
Pegg said of Truth Seekers:
“Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something.It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. ‘Shaun of the Dead’ was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.”
Sony Pictures Television President of International Production Wayne Garvie said of the show- “Despite being very British, in terms of their sense of humor and perspective on the world, they have created content that has been lapped up around the world. Whether as actors, writers, producers, or even directors they have a constituency around the world they reach out to and a real bedrock of support and love in Britain.”
We’ll let you know if Truth Seekers gets picked up to series, and keep you updated on Stolen Picture plans.
For a specific generation of gamers, there is only ONE basketball game that means anything, and that’s NBA Jam made by Midway. An arcade classic back when the company was firing on all cylinders, the classic 2-on-2 game featured the two main franchise players of every team at the time in the early ’90s when basketball was exploding and Michael Jordan was basically an ambassador to the sport. The game threw out catchphrases for a lifetime like “Boomshakala” and “Put Up A Brick” that to this day I still hear players diss each other with on shots both in new NBA games and on the real court.
Now according to ESPN, it appears as if Microsoft will be resurrecting the franchise for the 25th anniversary, with the game’s original announcer Tim Kitzrow teasing that he’s working with the company on a new project. While titles like NBA 2K18 are the current gold standard of basketball games on modern consoles, seeing NBA Jam come back would be a major event that a lot of fans and gamers could probably get behind. Especially if they do legendary teams and current rosters going head-to-head as you and your pals can do local co-op or online play. But we’ll have to wait and see if anything gets announced, which would probably be at E3 or during the NBA finals if they do.
Prime has released a new trailer for Britannia, a British historical period drama from Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, and James Richardson. The series will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Ireland, and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the US. The 10-part series stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Liana Cornell and Stanley Weber. The series is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video.
Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra and Antedia must face the Roman invasion led by Aulus Plautius as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance.
Jez Butterworth is known for writing Edge of Tomorrow, Black Mass, and Spectre. He’s also been tapped for Maleficent 2 and for an upcoming live-action Cruella de Vil film.
It’s hard to get a feel for the series from the video, with a modern musical sound with some nice bass lines and shows some interesting comedic beats, but it also appears to have a bit of the supernatural to it.
Britannia premieres on Sky January 18th and on Amazon Prime January 26th.
Narcos co-creator and executive producer José Padilha (Elite Squad) is extending his stay at Netflix, with the streaming service releasing the first official trailer for his upcoming thriller series The Mechanism. Working from a script by Elena Soarez (Filhos do Carnaval), the eight-episode season is inspired by one of the biggest corruption scandals in Brazil’s history; focusing on a fictional group of investigators who uncover the inner workings of a massive corruption scheme, and the impact those discoveries have on everyone involved. Padilha will direct the first episode; with filming for the season set for in Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Brasília, and São Paulo.
The Mechanism stars Selton Mello, Carol Abras, Enrique Diaz, Lee Taylor, Antonio Saboia, Jonathan Haagensen, Alessandra Colasanti, Leonardo Medeiros, Otto Jr., Susana Ribiero and Osvaldo Mil.
From acclaimed director José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad 1 & 2, RoboCop) and prolific screenwriter Elena Soarez (Filhos do Carnaval, Eu tu Eles, Casa de Areia) comes THE MECHANISM, a thrilling, character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved – including themselves.
The series stars Selton Mello (Ligações Perigosas, Meu Nome Não é Johnny, O Palhaço) as Marco Ruffo, a retired federal police deputy obsessed with the case at hand; Carol Abras (Avenida Brasil, Se nada mais der certo, Perto de qualquer lugar) as Verena Cardoni, Ruffo’s gutsy mentee; and Enrique Diaz (Justiça, Felizes para Sempre?) as Roberto Ibrahim, an outlaw who lies at the heart of Ruffo’s obsession. The cast also includes Lee Taylor (A pedra do reino; Velho chico, Riocorrente), Antonio Saboia (The wolf behind the door; Fora da lei), Jonathan Haagensen (City of God, Noel, poeta da vila), Alessandra Colasanti (A verdadeira história da bailarina de vermelho), Leonardo Medeiros (Cabra-cega, Onde quer que você esteja), Otto Jr. (Malhação, The Silver Cliff), Susana Ribeiro (O Dono do Mundo, Meu Bem Querer) and Osvaldo Mil (A Máquina, Preamar), among others.
The Mechanism debuts on Netflix on Friday, March 23rd.
HBO is slowly but surely building towards season 3 of their critically acclaimed anthology series, True Detective. Reportedly, season 3 will be about “macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks” and a “mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.” According to Deadline, Halt & Catch Fire‘s Scoot McNairy has been cast as Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.
McNairy was also recently seen in Netflix’s Godless, and just finished production on The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter with Josh Brolin and Danny McBride.
Also in season 3 is Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage, House of Cards) playing the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) will play Amelia Reardon in s3, and Stephen Dorff (Blade, Immortals) is also on board for the season.
Nic Pizzolatto is listed as the sole writer for the third season of True Detective (minus one episode which is co-written along with David Milch), as well as showrunner. He will also executive produce this season along with Jeremy Saulnier (who will be directing as well), and additional returning EPs Scott Stephens; Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (season 1 EPs); Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed Season 1; along with Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.
True Detective isn’t due back on HBO until sometime in 2019, as per HBO President Casey Bloys to Entertainment Weekly.Casey commented that the network “couldn’t have it ready for ’18 so you can assume ’19,” meaning fans can expect to see it along with the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones.
The Tick lives to fight another day! Amazon has renewed quirky superhero comedy for a second season of 10 half-hour episodes. Production should begin later this year with the shows premiering in 2019.
Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Griffin Newman (Search Party) will both be back at The Tick and Arthur along with creator Ben Edlund, who debuted his character first in the pages of comic books and then on an animated series. This is the second live-action adaptation.
The series tells of a extremely powerful, yet somewhat clueless hero and his unwilling, unassuming sidekick in a universe where superheroes are the norm, but super villains are a bit of a joke. Except for The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), who the world thought was dead. Also in the first season are: Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Michael Cerveris, John Pirkis and Alan Tudyk.
Edlund said of the renewal:
“I am so excited that Amazon wants to continue this wildly fruitful collaboration and that this amazing cast gets to stay together, and that we get to build this mythos further, wider, deeper, and taller. We got a good ball of mud spinning with the right tilt of axis, I’m very happy we have this opportunity to keep peopling it.”
Amazon will release the final six episodes of The Tick’s first season on February 23rd.
Amazon‘s new series The Boys just made a number of new additions to The Seven’s membership roster on Wednesday. Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) are set to join Jessica Jones‘ Erin Moriarty as leads in the streaming service’s adaptation of Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson‘s (Happy!) comic book series.
Created for series by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and with Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen set to direct, here’s an overview of the comic book series that was originally published from 2006-2012 from Wildstorm and Dynamite Entertainment.
This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth – superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them – sometimes – need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys!
Starr has been tapped to play Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; with McElligott playing Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Usher playing The Seven member, A-Train, a superhero faster than a speeding train. Rounding out the casting announcement are Crawford as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; and Mitchell as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills.
Previously cast, Moriaty is set to play Starlight aka Annie, a young woman with superhero powers who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes. Her dream is to be a real superhero like the famous Seven.
Sony Pictures TV Studios and Amazon are set to co-produce the series, with Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.
Looks like NBC is interested in telling the further adventures of Bad Boys II‘s Special Agent Syd Burnett, with the network giving a formal pilot production green light to an as-yet-untitled movie spinoff series starring Gabrielle Union.
Written by The Blacklist writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, the project would focus on Union’s Burnett, who was first seen in 2003’s Bad Boys II helping take down a Miami drug cartel. In the pilot and potential series, Burnett would be making a cross-country move from Miami to Los Angeles for a new life.
Here’s an overview of the project’s storyline:
“Free-spirited former DEA agent Burnett has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in this action-packed, character-driven procedural.”
A little background on Union’s character from Bad Boys II: Burnett is the sister of Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and was romantically involved with her brother’s partner, Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey (Will Smith).
The untitled project hails from Jerry Bruckheimer TV, Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment, Primary Wave and Sony TV. Margolis and Sonnier executive produce with Union, Belgrad, Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed, as well as Primary Wave’s Jeff Gaspin.
In a 2014 interview with Esquire, Union discussed the “dorky” aspects of her personality:
“I’m obsessed with Words with Friends [a Scrabble-like game app]. I currently have 26 games going, which I play all day, every day. I have a few randoms, just because my friends weren’t playing fast enough because of, like, jobs and stuff… but you can play your turn! [Laughs] I have 10 games going with one stranger, and we’ve been playing for over a year.”
There has been plenty of nostalgia and love for the 1980s in recent years, but now that we’re inching closer to 2020, it looks like the 1990s are about to enjoy their heyday in the nostalgic spotlight. At least that’s what Netflix is hoping with the teaser for a new high school series set in 1996.
Everything Sucks! is a new 10-episode half-hour dramedy created by Like Crazy writer Ben York Jones and Save the Date writer/director Michael Mohan that follows a group of teens from the AV and drama club as they deal with the trials and tribulations of going to Boring High School. No, seriously, that’s the name of the high school they go to in Boring, Oregon.
Get a first look at the teaser for the series below.
Everything Sucks Trailer
The teaser does a fine job of taking us back to the 1990s, complete with CD walkmans, pop-up video bubbles, and of course, Everclear’s “Everything to Everyone.” And it also introduces us to the cast of teens we’ll be hanging out with during this series. However, it doesn’t look like this is footage from the actual series, so here are some stills taken from the episodes:
Since I was born in 1986, this series will ring pretty true to my life growing up. My town may not have actually been called Boring, but that was certainly the best way to describe it. And while we didn’t have an actual AV club, I was definitely very much involved in the TV production class and speech and debate, which came pretty close to crossing over with the drama club, so this series will likely be right up my alley. Here’s hoping that Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan can make this more than just artificial nostalgia.
Everything Sucks! stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents.
The 90s high school experience: Desperate, heartfelt, awkward, exciting, and free of smartphones. Set in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School’s A/V Club and Drama Club— two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and endure the purgatory known as high school.
Everything Sucks is coming to Netflix on February 16, 2018.
HBO has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming documentary about pro wrestling legend André the Giant. The documentar, directed by Jason Hehir and be executive produced by Bill Simmons, covers Andre’s entire life and is said to feature “rare, unseen footage, photos, and interviews with the people who knew him best.”
The film, aptly titled André the Giant, will debut next year. Watch the trailer below.
André the Giant, a new documentary that examines the life and career of one of wrestling’s most beloved characters, premieres Spring 2018.
The film is produced by HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons Media Group.
We’d heard that Netflix had been working on a series adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’sAltered Carbon, and now Christmas has come early with their release of a first-look trailer. Set in a very Blade Runner-eque future, every human has a “cortical stack” which records all of their thoughts, experiences, and the essence of what is the individual. The effect of this is that when a body dies, the stack can be removed and placed in a new body and the person can continue theoretically perpetually.
Jeol Kinnaman stars as the series lead character, Takeshi Kovacs, a former agent who had been killed in an attack and his stack had been on ice for nearly 500 years. He is re-activated in a new body to help try to solve the mystery of the suicide of a super-long-lived and wealthy Laurens Bancroft (played by James Purefoy). The apparent suicide was of Laurens himself, and his restored from backup (he is wealthy enough to take a backup of himself every 48 hours) self is in search of the answer of why he would have taken his own life.
The series explores the notion of identity, the effect of what approaches a form of immortality on society and blends it with noir detective stories of the highest order.
Game of Thrones‘ Miguel Sapochnikdirected the first episode. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are Executive Producers alongside Steve Blackman and Mythology Entertainment partners Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt.
Altered Carbon will premiere on Netflix with a 10 episode series on February 2nd, 2018.
Star Wars jackets inspired by the looks of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa on Hoth in the film Empire Strikes Back are coming form clothing maker Columbia Sportswear. Hitting online and in select Columbia stores on December 8th, the jackets will be limited to 1,980 pieces per jacket (in honor of the year the film released) and retail for $400.
The officially-licensed, limited-edition Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket will keep you warmer than a tauntaun while you take on the Empire. This durable cotton-blend, water-resistant jacket and vest combination with a stowable hood is inspired by Luke’s original Hoth costume in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and features Omni-Heat Reflective insulation to conserve body heat. You’ll stay warm and dry whether you’re patrolling an ice planet or getting ready for a duel with your father.
Stand fearless against both the Empire and the ice planet Hoth with the officially-licensed, limited-edition Leia Organa Echo Base Jacket. Crafted of durable, water-resistant, cotton-blend fabric and insulated with Omni-Heat Reflective, this versatile jacket and vest combination delivers a vintage look, feminine fit, and stylish details. Inspired by Leia’s Hoth costume in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this rugged yet regal combo will help you lead with confidence whether you’re battling the elements or staring down a Star Destroyer.
When cold weather hits, the officially-licensed, limited-edition Han Solo Echo Base Parka will keep you warmer than a hug from your favorite wookiee. Crafted of durable, water-resistant, cotton-blend fabric and insulated with Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective, it’s a lot like Han—rugged and durable on the outside, warm and full of surprises on the inside. Inspired by the original costume in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the jacket features a faux-fur trimmed hood that allows you to slip past bounty hunters incognito whether you’re on the ice planet Hoth or a bit closer to home.
Also for all of you conspiracy people out there, they also created an even lower number of brown versions of the Han Solo coat that retails for $1980.
Around the holiday season, there are three things you can depend on: more travelling to family and friends this year than you swore you would do last year; at least one present that will end up in your “regift” filing cabinet; and HBO reminding its subscribers just how much they’ve spent on programming the past year as they’re getting them pumped for the new year.
HBO isn’t looking to break that tradition any time soon, releasing their year-end promo that celebrates current/returning series such as Insecure, Westworld, Crashing and Silicon Valley; while offering fresh looks at new series/films Fahrenheit 451, Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, Succession, Here and Now, and Barry.
Most interesting part of HBO’s promo? The absence of Game of Thrones‘s final season during the rundown of what’s coming up on the cable network in 2018. Check out the video for yourself here:
Some of the main takeaways from the promo reel include:
● Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon are briefly shown in a clip from Fahrenheit 451:
“In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society.”
● Al Pacino is highlighted from the film Paterno, centering on the rise and fall of Penn State’s Joe Paterno: the winningest coach in college football history who became embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
“Barry centers on ex-Marine Barry who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene.”
● Viewers also were treated to a few short clips from Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Elizabeth Perkins and Chris Messina:
“Camille, a crime reporter fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., to investigate the murders of two little girls. The assignment lands her back in her childhood home under the critical eye of picture-perfect small-town socialite Adora, which forces Camille to confront personal demons.”
● Westworld‘s second season was given the prime end-of-promo spot, leaving fans speculating over the growing war between the park’s VIP and the Hosts after the ominous words spoken by Ed Harris‘s Man in Black: “You wanted me to play your game. I’m gonna burn it to the ground.”
They have this at one of the Christmas kiosks at Bryant Park. Cool stuff.
A few months ago we featured a scratch-off poster that had 100 essential movies for you to scratch off as you watched them like a lottery ticket checklist. Now another one is available for you to check out with a slightly different list of movies to keep track of this time.
The 100 Movies Bucket List scratch-off poster isn’t quite as stylish as the other one we featured, but it’s still a fun way to keep track of this extensive list of movies that everyone should see. Check out the scratch-off movie poster below.
Here’s the latest scratch-off movie poster from the novelty retailer Firebox:
As you can see, there are classics like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Jawsand more. But they also include some must-see movies outside of the mainstream such as The Professional and Spirited Away. There’s a good chance most movie fans out there have seen a lot of these movies. So if anything, this is probably a great gift for an experienced cinephile to get one of their friends who needs to start watching more movies.
The only problem with this particular scratch-off movie poster is that it doesn’t yet ship to the United States. So if you’re looking to give it to someone this Christmas, you might want to go with the other option we highlighted from earlier this year. Both will make someone’s movie education a little more fun, and then they’ll have something to show off when they’re completely finished with the whole list.
You Were Never Really Here has been floating around for a little while now, getting praise and awards more or less where ever it turns up. The film is We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay‘s newest work, adapting Jonathan Ames book of the same name.
It’s also been a big one for Joaquin Phoenix, too, whose role as a man who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty to save abducted girls is getting quite a lot plaudits. He even won the Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the role. Now we have a new trailer where you can get a glimpse of where that praise is coming from. It looks like this might be a pretty brutal and tough watch, but it most certainly also looks good. You can check out the new trailer here:
The film is out April 6th, 2018 in the US at select theatres.
by Stef Schrader on Black Flag, shared by Julie Muncy to io9
If there’s any one kind of racing that gets universal approval from the Jalopnik staff, it’s Extreme Barbie Jeep Racing. It’s the safety-third pastime of flinging yourself down a steep hill on a children’s ride-on, and the wipeouts are incredible. It’s truly racing for the people, and we love it so much.
With a first season that’s still currently streaming and riding a wave of both viewer and critical acclaim, Netflix officially announced on Thursday that crime drama series Mindhunter has been renewed for a second season.
Though the streaming service made the renewal official this week, the news comes as no surprise to both fans and those involved directly with the David Fincher series. Holt McCallany (FBI Agent Bill Tench) recently spoke with Collider and stated that prep and pre-production had already begun on the sophomore season:
“Right now I’m prepping for Mindhunter Season 2, reading, doing lots of research. The scripts are great and I think fans will be happy with how it’s developing. To potentially work with someone like David [Fincher] over the course of multiple seasons is an honor, and I’m excited to do more with the character of Bill Tench. I can take my time, and I can really explore this guy over a long period of time. I think it’s gonna be just an amazing adventure.”
For his part, Fincher is already on record as saying that the next season would focus on The Atlanta Child Murders, which resulted in the deaths of at least 28 African-American children, adolescents, and adults between 1979-1981 and kept the country in a grip of fear for two years. FBI agent John E. Douglas (on which Jonathan Groff’s Holden Ford is based) would eventually catch the killer; and interestingly enough, also earn him an official reprimand over the manner in which the case was handled.
Fincher directed four episodes and executive produces Mindhunter, which takes place in 1979 and focuses on FBI Special Agents Holden Ford (Groff) and Bill Tench (McCallany) during the early days of the FBI’s serial killer profiling unit. The partners interview imprisoned serial killers in order to better understand how they think and operate, which they then apply to solving open cases. But as the agents delve deeper into the minds of the most criminally insane, those around them worry if they can find their way back. And even if they do… can they ever be the same again?
Mindhunter also stars Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless), with Fincher sharing the directing chair with Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin(Fight Club) are serving as executive producers.
Looks like Netflix is getting into the “sex ed” business; except this time, it’s not birds, bees and uncomfortably (& anatomically) awkward diagrams. We’re talking Sex Education, a coming-of-age comedy/drama series from British producer Eleven Film. Created by newcomer Laurie Nunn (Pregnant Pause) and directed by Ben Taylor (Catastrophe), the series is expected to begin production in the U.K. in Spring 2018 for a 2019 premiere. Eleven Film co-founders Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson will serve as executive producers.
Netflix’s Sex Education tells the story of Otis Thompson, a socially awkward high school student (and virgin) who lives with his sex therapist mother. He befriends “whip-smart bad-girl” Maeve, and the two devise a plan to set up their own clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems.
Taking in ancient rainforests, full moon beach-parties, futuristic Asian mega-cities and remote monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas, Gap Year is a new, eight-part comedy drama from Tom Basden (Plebs, Fresh Meat, BBC’s forthcoming Quacks).
Gap Year begins with best mates Dylan (Anders Hayward) and Sean (Ade Oyefeso) who set out to backpack through China after Dylan’s split from girlfriend Lauren (Rachel Redford), but they end up travelling the whole continent of Asia after meeting Ashley (Brittney Wilson), Greg (Tim Key) and May (Alice Lee)
The series serves as Eleven Film’s first order from Netflix, with co-founder Campbell finding the streaming service an “exceptional partner;” and that both personally and professionally, he was “thrilled to go on this journey together”. Eleven Film is also the production company responsible for the Hulu and E4 comedy, Gap Year.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Eleven team, creator Laurie Nunn, and executive producer and director Ben Taylor to bring Sex Education – a distinctive, fresh and witty examination of the universally awkward teenage experience – to our members around the world.”
– Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix
History Channel’s epic adventure series Vikings comes back tomorrow night for its fifth season. Originally, this was going to be the very last for the show, but the network opted to bring it back for another. Sources can’t seem to agree if this happened because of the outpouring of love and support for the show witnessed at SDCC 2017, but it probably didn’t hurt the decision, either.
Fans of the series may recall the end of season 4 was a harsh one, the loss of father and king Ragnar Lothbrok played so wonderfully by Travis Fimmel. Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) as the eldest of the Lothbrok sons led his brothers in the raid.
Ragnar’s many sons vowed to avenge their father, and laid siege to the kingdom of Wessex and King Ecbert (Linus Roache) in the process.
Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) had once again reclaimed (and defended) Kattegat with her female honor guard of Torvi (Georgia Hirst), Astrid (Josefin Applaud), and Marguerite (Ida Nielsen).
Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) continues to set himself apart from his brothers on his quest to be as ruthless as his father, killing his brother Sigurd (David Lindström).
Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) has been slowly losing his grip on reality after the death of his wife Helga (Maude Hirst), and makes a hard decision that will obviously effect the rest of his life.
The brothers Harald (Peter Franzén) and Halfdan (Jasper Pääkkönen) raided with the sons of Ragnar to England and beyond, but Harald is still on his mission to become the king of all Norway — no matter what.
Rollo (Clive Standen) remains in France with his wife Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski), after successfully aiding his nephew Bjorn and repelling the Viking armies from invading.
We were introduced to the new warrior on the block, Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) the crusader priest. I say crusader only because of his sword.
Season 5 of Vikings will be jam-packed with action and intrigue, if the trailer is anything to go from:
Check back in a bit; we’ll be running more Vikings goodness later today ahead of tomorrow night’s season 5 premiere.
Looks like Bill Murray‘s 1981 film Stripes will be getting that special “CBS comedy touch,” as word has come down that The Eye Network is developing a series based on the military comedy. Original film director Ivan Reitman is expected to direct and executive produce via his Montecito Picture Company. The Whitest Kids U’Know‘s Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger are on board to write the single camera series; and will also serve as executive producers.
Similar to the original Murray/Harold Ramis film, CBS’ series will follow “a perennial rebellious outsider who finally finds his purpose in life when he joins the US military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics.” The series has a tough act to follow: the 80’s film grossed $85+ million during its theatrical run, and has developed an avid fan following over the past 35+ years.
John Winger (Bill Murray) is a cab driver who, in the span of a few hours, loses his job, his apartment, his car, and his girlfriend. Realizing that he is a loser with no prospects, he decides to join the Army. Talking his best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis), a teacher of English as a second language, into joining with him, they go to a recruiting office and are soon sent off to basic training.
Sony Pictures Television will produce Stripes in association with CBS Television Studios. Julius Goldy Sharpe and Tom Pollock have also signed up as executive producers; with Amie Karp and Peter Fried producing.
Interestingly enough, this is only the latest attempt by Hollywood to totally strip mine my lifetime of fond cinematic memories. Fox is currently working up a series pilot inspired by the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jamie Lee Curtis/young Eliza Dushku (go on…look it up…I’ll wait…) movie True Lies, with the film’s director James Cameron attached as an executive producer. CBS is also looking to develop a series based on James Ellroy‘s novel L.A. Confidential, which was adapted into an award-winning film in 1997.
One can only hope that Stripes is able to reach the high bar of comedic excellence established by such classics as 2 Broke Girls and Two-And-A-Half Men…that’s the fact, Jack!
Sure, it does’t exactly put Nguyen in the same company as two-division UFC titleholders Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor, B.J. Penn and Randy Couture, but it’s still a solid achievement for the fighter – and a nice selling point for ONE Championship’s future events with the 28-year-old Australian, who now has seven knockouts in 10 career wins.
Check out all of the “ONE Championship 64: Legends of the World” video highlights above.
A new Deadpool 2 Teaser Trailer has hit online and it keeps the Deadpool wackiness going. It may not be safe for all work settings (schools/churches for example) due to language but it is funny. It only shows a little bit of movie footage but it is enough to whet Deadpool fans appetites. Check it out below:https://youtu.be/2-5Wv9UGkN8
The Murray Brothers are taking their love for “America’s past time” to the highways and byways of the country’s minor league baseball leagues, and they’re taking us along for the ride. Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings is a 10-episode unscripted comedy series set to debut on Facebook Watch on Monday, November 20th, with new eight-minute episodes available on Mondays. The series will boast “The Thing About Baseball,” a theme song performed by Murray and written by Paul Shaffer, Murray, and Doyle-Murray.
Here’s a first look at the series:
Bill Murray is a well-known Chicago Cubs fan, but he’s also a longtime booster of minor league baseball as part owner of the St. Paul Saints and the Charleston RiverDogs as well as an investor in other teams. In the series, Bill and Brian bring humor and heart to local ballparks and communities, visiting minor league ballclubs including the RiverDogs, the Saints, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, and Kansas City T-Bones. They also spend time with the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The concept behind the series sprang from an unexpected meeting between Doyle-Murray and producer Oso Studios founder Dub Cornett (Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus, The Last Ride) at a mutual friend’s birthday party:
I thought that traveling with the Murray Brothers to games around America would be a fun, cool show and so did they. It’s simple as that.
Doyle-Murray: Doing this project was more fun than a bench-clearing brawl. And like a baseball bench-clearing brawl, no one got hurt!