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20 Oct 16:00

‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer: Van Damme Makes Fun of Himself and Saves the World

by Ben Pearson

Jean-Claude Van Johnson trailer

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has made a meta film commenting on his career before with 2008’s JCVD, but now the Muscles from Brussels is heading to Amazon for a new action comedy series where he takes it to the next level. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars JCVD as a version of himself that takes acting gigs as a cover for his real job as an undercover operative.

After the brief teaser trailer that hit last week, a full trailer is here that reveals a lot more of the show’s story and gives a far better sense of the goofy, self-effacing tone they’re going for with the show. Spoiler alert: this looks hilarious.

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“No one’s going to die…except for all the people I’m going to kill.”

This trailer perfectly delivers on the promise of what I thought this show could be the first time I heard about it. When /Film exclusively broke the story about this show’s existence last year, I was excited about the concept, but didn’t want to get too excited in case the show couldn’t live up to its premise. Thankfully, this trailer has now wiped away any doubt I had, and now I’m convinced this will end up being a great way to cap off the year (and God knows we all could use something nice to wrap up 2017).

The best surprise for me is the appearance of Moises Arias, who appears to be playing the equivalent of James Bond’s “Q” for Van Damme’s character. That actor brought such bizarre, wonderful energy to The Kings of Summer a few years ago and I’ve been waiting to see him get another fun, memorable role ever since. This could be the one that puts him on more people’s radar.

Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ stars global martial arts & film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme playing “Jean-Claude Van Damme,” a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of “Johnson” as the world’s most dangerous undercover operative. Unhappily retired, a chance encounter lures him back into the game, forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced.

The new trailer also reveals the official release date. Jean-Claude Van Johnson will begin streaming on Amazon Prime starting on December 15, 2017. So if every ticket for The Last Jedi is already sold out, at least now you have a backup option.

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19 Oct 21:54

This Insane Gremlins Poster Has 84 Different References On It—Can You Guess Them All?

by Germain Lussier

When Randall picked up Gizmo from the antique store in Gremlins, obviously the Mogwai was the standout selection. That may not be the case, however, for this Gremlins poster, which turns that store into a pop culture cornucopia.

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19 Oct 21:51

The Animaniacs Song 'Yakko's World' Was Recorded in Just a Single Take

by Andrew Liszewski

“United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru; Republic Dominican, Cuba, Caribbean, Greenland, El Salvador too.” By now, the classic Animaniacs’ song, Yakko’s World, is probably firmly stuck in your head. But did you know that Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko Warner, recorded that incredibly complex…

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19 Oct 19:53

The Ridiculous Trailer for Snake Outta Compton Is the Craziest Thing You'll See All Day

by Germain Lussier

The trailer is so bonkers, I’m not sure if there are any other words necessary.

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19 Oct 19:18

Here Are the Best Wildlife Photos of 2017

by George Dvorsky on Gizmodo, shared by Katharine Trendacosta to io9

The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor—and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black…

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19 Oct 17:45

‘Black Panther’: New Trailer Takes The Wakandan Revolution Global

by Ray Flook

The Marvel Universe is about to learn in a very big way that the “quiet, friendly” African nation of Wakanda is a global (and universal) force to be reckoned with; and as the newest trailer for Marvel StudiosBlack Panther makes clear, King T’Challa’s/Black Panther’s revolution isn’t going to be televised…it’s going live!

Following-up on where events left off in Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to Wakanda in time to find his very sovereignty challenged by warring factions from within his own borders. When Wakandan exile Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and black market arms dealer Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) conspire to bring down his reign, T’Challa must become the Black Panther; and with the aid of C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman),  as well as Okoye (Danai Gurira) and members of Wakandan special forces unit Dora Milaje to prevent a world war.

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black panther trailer wakandan

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars stars Boseman, Jordan, Gurira, Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker; and is set for a February 16, 2018 release.

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19 Oct 16:24

Stranger Things Gets The Coolest Home Video Release Of The Year

by Jeremy Konrad

Stranger Things is a special kind of television show. It became an overnight phenomenon last summer, and anticipation is at a fever pitch for Part 2’s big debut next Friday. But what about those people who do not have Netflix? Yes, they do exist. I myself have a great friend who is dying to watch the show, but will not subscribe to Netflix for some crazy reason. Say what you will about their movie choices, but their original programming is more than worth the price. People like him were screwed as far as Stranger Things was concerned.

Not anymore.

Stranger Things Part One Blu-Ray and DVD Set (Target Exclusive)

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How cool is this packaging?!?! As a nerd who geeks out for special packaging and has been known to buy things he does not even want because of awesome packaging, this is cool. I am a 80’s/90’s kid, so VHS is my default memory for consuming films at home. To have this awesome show come in an old school VHS-style box is a home run for me. Pictures do not do this thing justice. It has a surprising weight to it. The outer cover has the key art from Part One on the front, along with a old school video store category sticker. The back features a single photo of Joyce (played by Winonna Ryder) like the old horror boxes of old. I LOVE that they also in small writing put the old VHS copying warning under the picture.

Then they double down and the inner case is modeled after a VHS tape. Right down to the “Be Kind Rewind” sticker.

I am in love.

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Inside is of course not a VHS tape, but a multi-layered case for your discs. On top you have the two Blu-Ray discs, and when you lift the flap you get cool art of Nancy reaching out of the Upside Down and the DVD discs. For those who worry about such things: there are NO special features on these discs. That is a shame, but not surprising. All you will find is the trailers for Part Two of Stranger Things and one for The Defenders. For the Blur-Ray specs, you can choose between 5.1 Dolby TrueHD sound or 5.1 Descriptive Audio. And there are English subtitles. That is it. Video is true HD, but not 4K. I like that, I almost wish it was even lesser quality to enjoy the show as a throwback.

Stranger Things Demogorgon Poster

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Finally you get a cool Stranger Things Demogorgon poster. There is no credited artist that I can find, but it certainly leaves its mark on you when you see it.

Look, this is a pretty bare bones release. This is for two groups of people I have already mentioned: those without Netfilx and those who collect such things/fans of the show. That is why this is exclusive to Target and did not get a wide release. Yes, I have Netflix. But I also love the show and want to support it anyway I can. At $25, for the show on Blu-ray and DVD in one creative package? That’s a no-brainer buy for me.

This hit stores today. If you want as copy, go to Target now or order one online here.

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18 Oct 22:08

OCTOBER 17, 2017

IT’S FUCKING TUESDAY. DID YOU KNOW ICELAND HAS EUROPE’S LARGEST BANANA PLANTATION?

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13 Oct 17:58

The Intergalactic Idiots Return for the Scifi Comedy Sequel Lazer Team 2 

by Germain Lussier
Corey

I enjoyed the first one.

Once again, the fate of the galaxy is in the hands, feet, and empty heads of four of the dumbest people in the universe.

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11 Oct 17:46

Eminem, Yuge Fantastic Four Fan, Compares Trump To The Thing In Epic Takedown

by Jeremy Konrad

Eminem made a return of sorts at Tuesday night’s BET Awards. In a freestyle rap, he again went after Donald Trump after previously attacking him during last years “Campaign Speech” and on rapper Big Sean‘s song “No Favors”. In a blistering four-and-a-half minute freestyle, he calls Trump a “bitch” and “racist 94 year old grandpa”. But one line in particular is standing out for most:

Racism’s the only thing he’s Fantastic 4 cause that’s how he gets his rocks off, he’s orange.

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Naturally, as a comic fan that line is both hilarious and kind of sad when you think about it.

Makes you wonder why Trump backer Ike Perlmutter hasn’t taken the Fantastic Four book out of the doghouse for a spin. I mean, he is friends with Ike. Ike donated to his campaign, and even trusts him enough to count him as an official adviser of his. In this time of Marvel Legacy relaunches, surely there is room for this one?

Naturally, something like this is going to get a rise out of people. Colin Kaepernick, also name-checked in the freestyle, paid his respect.

Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James Respond to Fantastic Four Call-Out

LeBron James, who has also been vocal about Trump calling him previously “a bum”, also loved the FF shout-out:

Eminem also went hard at his fans that may support Donald Trump.

“And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against, and if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for it for you with this. Fuck you.”

I would say that is pretty cut and dry wouldn’t you? The apperance was planned to get hype for the new Eminem album, his eighth. Needless to say, this will garner some publicity.

You can watch the entire thing down below.

 

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11 Oct 15:08

Hoboken 2017 Halloween Sex Offender Map

by Eric Kiefer
Don’t be afraid in Hoboken this Halloween season… just be aware.
09 Oct 21:44

Mindhunter: Digging Into The Way Serial Killers Think

by Dan Wickline

Netflix has released a new and final trailer for their upcoming series Mindhunter. The story takes place in 1979 and a looks at the beginning of serial killer profiling. It starts with the question, ‘How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?’ Two FBI agents set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers.Mindhunter

You have to appreciate the use of the Talking Heads song Psycho Killer.

Mindhunter features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless). The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone GirlThe Social NetworkZodiac) and premieres October 13th on Netflix.

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06 Oct 18:33

Martin Scorsese Will Teach You How To Make Movies With MasterClass

by Chris Evangelista

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There’s a good chance you’ve seen online ads for MasterClass somewhere, where a famous person sits down in front of a camera and teaches you the art of their particular craft. There have been MasterClassses featuring Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Usher, Serena Williams, James Patterson, Dustin Hoffman, Werner Herzog, Shonda Rhimes, Steve Martin, and more. Now MasterClass have announced one of their most exciting instructors yet: Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed director will teach you all about the art of filmmaking starting in early 2018. More details about the Martin Scorsese MasterClass await you below.

MasterClass was founded in 2015, and operates under the principle that “everyone should have access to genius.” The online education platform offers affordable online classes taught by world-renowned instructors, with each class offering a learning experience which including video lessons, interactive exercises, a series of course materials, peer interaction, and more.

Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking

Martin Scorsese, one of our very best living directors, has been making movies for more than fifty years. Movies like GoodFellas, Taxi DriverRaging BullThe Wolf of Wall StreetThe Departed and most recently, Silence. Few filmmakers have such a staggeringly impressive body of work as Scorsese, and to a film nerd like me, the prospect of learning something – anything – film related from the director is too good to pass up. I must have seen a dozen MasterClass ads before, but this is the first time I know for certain I’ll be signing up.

Not only is Scorsese a great filmmaker, he’s a great student of film. Quite simply, the man knows movies, and has devoted his life to not just making movies but also making people aware of other movies he’s seen and loved – movies that many may not have even been aware of on their own.. His World Cinema Project, for instance, seeks to “preserve and present marginalized and infrequently screened films from regions generally ill equipped to preserve their own cinema history.”

“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my own inspirations and experiences and practices and evolutions, not as a blueprint for how to make movies but as a guidepost, an offering to young people attempting to find their own way. It was so important for me to have people that passed down their own knowledge when I was young, and MasterClass has given me an opportunity to try it myself,” said Scorsese.

“Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers of all-time, but he’s also an eternal student. What makes him such a great teacher isn’t just his mastery, but his love of learning. This is a once in a generation opportunity,” addedCEO and Co-Founder of MasterClass David Rogier.

The MasterClass will feature 20-plus video lessons as well as an option to have Scorsese answer select student questions. The classes will be available in early 2018, but folks who pre-enroll will receive early access. More information can be found here.

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06 Oct 17:58

Michael B. Jordan is Bringing a Superhero Drama to Netflix

by Chris Evangelista

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Michael B. Jordan is getting back into the superhero game, and maybe this time, the project won’t stink! Netflix has just ordered a 10-episode season of Raising Dion, a new superhero drama that Jordan will executive produce and appear in. Get the full Raising Dion details below.

Michael B. Jordan has a history with superhero projects. He appeared in Josh Trank’s pretty-good superhero flick Chronicle, where he played one of three young men who suddenly discovers they have super powers; and also in Trank’s not-so-good superhero movie The Fantastic Four, where he played Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, and gave pretty much the only good performance in the film. He’ll also be seen in Ryan Coogler’s awesome-looking Black Panther, due out in 2018.

Now the Creed actor will bring his considerable talents to a new Netflix series. Inspired by a short film and a comic book from filmmaker Dennis LiuChasing Dion follows Nicole, a woman raising her son Dion in the aftermath of the death of husband (played by Jordan). The complications of single parenthood are overwhelming enough, but then Nicole discovers Dion has superhero-like abilities. Nicole works to keep her son’s powers a secret, fearing that less-than-savory individuals would exploit Dion’s abilities for nefarious gains. You can watch the Raising Dion short film that inspired the project below.

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Of the project, creator Dennis Liu said:

I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television and I’m excited to partner with Netflix and MACRO, who I know shares that commitment. More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with Raising Dion is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.

Carol Barbee, a writer for shows such as Jericho and Hawaii Five-0, will serve as showrunner and will also write the script for the first episode, with Liu set to direct. Regarding the project, Cindy Holland, Vice President for Original Content for Netflix, said:

“We haven’t seen this type of superhero story before — an origin myth full of imagination, wonder and adventure, all grounded in the experiences of a modern single mother. Michael B. Jordan is an exciting and dynamic talent, and I’m excited to see him, MACRO, Carol and the team translate Dennis’ unique vision to television.”

Jordan is currently working on a TV adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, and will next be seen in Marvel’s Black Panther.

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06 Oct 17:50

Watch The First Official ‘Happy’ Season 1 Full Trailer

by Jude Terror

Syfy has posted the first full trailer for Season 1 of Happy, the adaptation of the comic by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt, the series debuts on December 6.

Meet Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas — by a tiny blue horse called Happy!

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06 Oct 17:48

Watch The Trailer For Keanu Reeves’ New Sci-Fi Thriller, Replicas, From New York Comic Con

by Jude Terror

Revealed today at New York Comic Con during the Keanu Reeves panel (yeah, Keanu Reeves has his own panel. Got a problem with that?), here’s the trailer for Replicas, a sci-fi thriller starring Reeves, Alice Eve, and Thomas Middleditch. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Stephen Hamel and Chad St. John, there’s no release date for the film yet, other than a vague “coming soon.” Bleeding Cool ace reported Hugh Sheridan is at the Keanu Reeves panel and will have a full report later. For now, enjoy the trailer.

In this sci-fi thriller, neuro-scientist William Foster (Keanu Reeves) is on the verge of successfully transferring human consciousness into a computer when his family is tragically killed in a car crash. Desperate to resurrect them, William recruits fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch) to help him secretly clone their bodies and create replicas. But he soon faces a “Sophie’s choice” when it turns out that they can only bring three of the four family members back to life.

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06 Oct 17:38

Pacific Rim Uprising Gets Its First Official Trailer At New York Comic Con [WATCH]

by Jude Terror

Here it is! The first official trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising (no colon, as we’ve been pointedly told).

The trailer was revealed at the Pacific Rim Uprising panel at New York Comic Con, and oh, will you look at that? Bleeding Cool ace reporter Kaitlyn Booth is at the panel and sending us live updates, which you can view here.

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05 Oct 18:42

‘Dead Ant’ Trailer: Ants Aren’t Just For Ruining Picnics Anymore

by Ray Flook
Corey

Oh, this looks phenomenal.

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When you’re a band looking for a comeback, hitting the road to travel the highways and byways across this country can be pretty hellish all on its own: cramped space, long hours driving, crappy motels, and eating most of your meals “to go.” Worst of all? Band mates and crew that leave garbage around that attracts ants.

But what do you do when those ants are almost as large as your tour bus — and there’s a lot of them?

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Welcome to the horror comedy world of Dead Ant, written and directed by Ron Carlson (All American Christmas Carol). So ahead of its world premiere at Screamfest 2017 (running October 10th-19th at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese 6 Theatres), here’s a look at the film’s official trailer:

When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band Sonic Grave embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” viscous attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way.

Dead Ant stars Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy, True Lies), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Stranger Things), Jake Busey (The Predator, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Rhys Coiro (Texas Rising, Entourage), Leisha Hailey (The L Word, Bosch), Cameron Richardson (Get a Job, Alvin and the Chipmunks), and Danny Woodbury (Bones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival has a proud tradition of offering attendees access to some of the most creative minds in the horror and science fictions genres through film screenings; Q&As with casts and crews; and conversations with some of the most original and innovative visionaries working the industry today.

Although gaining a certain level of notoriety in 2007 when it “discovered” Paranormal Activity, the festival has also premiere films such as 30 Days of Night; Let the Right One In; The Grudge; The Collection, Trick ‘r’ Treat and The Human Centipede. Filmmakers from across the pop culture spectrum continue to support the festival, including Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis and James Gunn.

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05 Oct 17:42

‘Dark’: Netflix’s German Mystery-Thriller Series Asks When-dunit?

by Ray Flook

Coming off its premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Neflix has announced a December 1, 2017, release date for Dark, the 10-part German mystery thriller created by showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese (Who Am I?). Shot in suburban Berlin earlier this year, the series also has a new teaser trailer that effectively sets the tone of the series without giving too much away.

See for yourself…

The series is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

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Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the series is that it appears to have found a way to put an interesting twist on the “whodunnit?” mystery cliche. It would appear that the key to cracking the case isn’t to know who did it or how they did it…but when they did it. And as we quickly see from supernatural elements in the teaser trailer and description in the official synopsis, Dark doesn’t look like it’s going to be your typical Law & Order police procedural.

For bo Odar and Friese, the series represents a great opportunity for them to reach a global audience through Netflix:

“To work on an international series is an exciting and new experience for us. The opportunity to reach an international audience through Netflix is an incentive for us to explore German viewing habits and to push new boundaries. In doing so, we want to create a series that finds its fans both in Germany and around the world.“

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Dark stars Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne, Sebastian Rudolph, Anatole Taubman, Mark Waschke, Karoline Eichhorn, Stephan Kampwirth, Anne Ratte-Polle, Andreas Pietschmann, Lisa Vicari, Angela Winkler, and Michael Mendl.

(Reporter’s Note: Do not sit on this series or write it off because of subtitles. The buzz on this series is strong so get ahead of the curve before everyone else annoys you about how they “knew” it was going to be great from the start.)

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04 Oct 21:40

Watch: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Reviewed By ‘The Room’ Star Tommy Wiseau

by Chris Evangelista
Corey

Haha!

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Tommy Wiseau and his cult favorite The Room are about to become even more popular thanks to James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the making of the 2003 film. Early buzz on The Disaster Artist has been very positive, with /Film’s own Jacob Hall calling it a “hilarious and sincere tribute to one of the worst movies ever made.” But there’s one review that probably takes precedence over the rest: Tommy Wiseau’s. So what did Wiseau think of the film? You can find out by seeing the Tommy Wiseau Disaster Artist review below.

Wiseau has inexplicably become very famous for making something very bad. The Room, a truly strange film Wiseau wrote, directed, and acted in, became the stuff of midnight movie legend. The type of so-bad-it’s-good film that grows a rabid cult following. And now Wiseau has his own biopic, of sorts, with James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, a new comedy from A24 that chronicles the making of The Room. But what does Wiseau himself actually think of the film? In a video posted by the L.A. Times‘ Jen Yamato, Wiseau lets his feelings be known.

In the video, Wiseau, sitting with Disaster Artist stars James and Dave Franco, and Greg Sestero (The Room co-star whom Dave Franco plays in the new film) sit and listen as Wiseau says he “99% approves” of the film, although he seems to be nonplussed about the way The Room‘s football scene was handled. Interestingly enough, whenever Franco talks with Wiseau in the video, he apparently can’t help but slip back into Wiseau’s accent that he uses in The Disaster Artist. Wiseau’s take here coincides with his take out of SXSW, which Franco recounted (for EW):

“He didn’t see it until SXSW, and we were unsure of what he was going to think, especially because he said, [mimicking Wiseau’s accent] ‘Greg book only 40 percent true.’ It was like, well, that’s what we based it on, so what are you going to think about our movie? And that screening was so successful, it was like a rock concert. That and the Spring Breakers screening at SXSW [in 2013] would be the two greatest screenings of my life, I imagine. I was like, ‘So, Tommy, what did you think of the movie?’ And he said, ‘I approve 99.9 percent.’ He said, ‘I think the lighting, in the beginning, a little off.’ [Laughs] I told Brandon [Trost, The Disaster Artist‘s cinematographer]. He was like, ‘Yeah, maybe we should watch The Room, get some lighting pointers!'”

Here’s the synopsis for The Disaster Artist:

This is a true story about the making of THE ROOM – the cult classic described as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. THE DISASTER ARTIST, directed by and starring James Franco, is a buddy comedy about two outsiders chasing a dream. When the world rejects them, they decide to make their own movie – and it’s a movie so wonderfully awful due to its unintentional hilarious moments, meandering plots and terrible acting.

The Disaster Artist opens in select theaters December 1, 2017.

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04 Oct 21:32

‘Stranger Things’ May Last Through Season 5

by Ethan Anderton

Stranger Things Season 5

The second season of Stranger Things doesn’t arrive on Netflix until October 27, but the sci-fi horror series has already been confirmed to have a third season. Furthermore, Matt & Ross Duffer (aka The Duffer Brothers) have expressed their desire to have the series last four seasons, not wanting to overstay their welcome. But there’s a chance Stranger Things could end up lasting five seasons.

Series producer Shawn Levy has indicated there will definitely be four seasons of Stranger Things, but the possibility of a fifth season has not been ruled out. However, audiences shouldn’t expect the series to continue beyond that.

Here’s what Shawn Levy told Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of Stranger Things season 5:

“Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents. The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely.”

It sounds like there are discussion behind the scenes about guaranteeing that the show lasts a little longer in order to milk the show’s popularity for as long as possible without running out of steam. Before the Duffer brothers gave any inkling that they were looking at likely ended after four seasons, they had originally envisioned the series as having a four- or five-season run, so this isn’t necessarily surprising. If anything, that’s good news, because it means the series wouldn’t have to be puffed up in order to expand a four season story into five seasons.

Ross Duffer said they never intended for this story to continue for a long time, mostly because eventually the characters are just going to get sick of Hawkins, Indiana being terrorized. “I think there’s going to come a point where why aren’t these people leaving Hawkins? Like we’re going to stretch credibility. It wasn’t intended to be a seven-season thing,” Ross said.

Netflix certainly isn’t pushing the Duffer brothers to expand their story beyond whatever ending they have in mind. Matt Duffer said, “After it became successful, we had one of those big meetings with Netflix over dinner and they were like ‘We don’t want this going on that long.’ They were very supportive of it.”

Keep in mind that nothing is set in stone at this point. So far, only a third season has officially been ordered, there are plans for a fourth season, and maybe a fifth season. But since those seasons are still years away, there’s not any pressure to sort that out yet. Matt Duffer said, “It’s stupid to put an end date on it right now because we don’t know.”

In the meantime, Stranger Things season two arrives exclusively on Netflix on October 27.

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04 Oct 18:41

Happy! Season 1 Gets A New Teaser Trailer From Syfy

by Dan Wickline
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Very excited about this.

Syfy has released a new teaser trailer for this upcoming series Happy! The series stars Chris Meloni from Law & Order: SVU and Man of Steel. and comedian Patton Oswalt (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as the voice of the titular animated imaginary creature. Happy! is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.

Happy!

The series follows Nick Sax (Meloni), an alcoholic, corrupt ex-cop who becomes a hit man. He is adrift in a world of casual murder, baseless sex, and betrayal when a hit goes wrong and his life is forever changed when he suddenly starts seeing a small, incessantly positive blue winged horse named Happy (Oswalt). The teaser below shows Sax in the hospital as a patient, fighting his way out. He then grabs a lab coat and tries to walk out nonchalantly, telling folks to not mind the blood — it was a tough tonsillectomy.

Oswalt replaced originally cast Bobby Moynihan who has his own series on CBS called Me, Myself and I.

The synopsis for the graphic novel might give us clues to the series:

Meet Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas — by a tiny blue horse called Happy!

SyFy recently announced that their comic book adaptation series is being pushed back from its original late September air date to Wednesday, December 6th at 10 p.m. EST.

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04 Oct 18:34

Sky 1 To Air Comedy Series ‘In The Long Run’, Created By And Starring Idris Elba

by Ray Flook

Having starred in film and television projects as diverse as Luther, Pacific Rim, and The Dark Tower, award-winning actor Idris Elba is tackling the most important story of his career: his own. Sky 1 has lined up In The Long Run, a new original comedy series based loosely on the actor’s own childhood.

Created by and starring Elba, the series also stars Bill Bailey (Hot Fuzz); and is scripted by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane and Grace Ofori-Attahand. Set to air on Sky 1 and streaming service NOW TV, In The Long Run is a co-production between Elba’s Green Door and Sprout Pictures.

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Here’s an overview of the upcoming series In The Long Run:

“A comedy about family and community, In The Long Run is set in 1985 London where the Easmons live amid the tower blocks. Life for Walter (Elba) and Evelyn Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. Walter works hard alongside his mate and neighbor Bagpipes (Bailey) at the local factory while Evelyn patrols the estate selling make-up door-to-door. Their British born son Akuna and his best friend Scott hang out on the estate playing football and doing their best to dodge the local thugs.

But when Walter’s brother Valentine arrives to the UK, his energy and lust for life changes everything. He crashes into their lives bringing laughter and chaos and igniting a passion for music in Akuna.”

Elba and Gina Carter (Moone Boy) will executive produce; with Charlie Hanson (Extras) producing and Declan Lowney (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) serving as series director. Besides In The Long Run, Sky’s upcoming comedy slate also includes Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez in Bounty Hunter, and Nick Frost and Rupert Grint in Sick Note.

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04 Oct 16:22

How To Win Tickets To Bruce Springsteen's Sold-Out Broadway Shows

by Brendan Krisel
Bruce Springsteen fans can enter a lottery to win $75 tickets to the rock icon's sold-out Broadway residence.
03 Oct 20:22

‘The Simpsons’ Parodied ‘Game of Thrones’ and Brought Back an Old Joke All at Once

by Jacob Hall

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The 29th season of The Simpsons premiered last night. Season 29. Goodness gracious.

Anyway, the episode takes place outside of the usual Simpsons canon (if you want to call this show’s sprawling, intentionally contradictory world that), transporting viewers to a fantasy realm populated by characters from the long-running animated series. And yes, there was a Game of Thrones joke. And yes, it was a Game of Thrones joke delivered through a very familiar Simpsons joke template. And yes, you can watch it right here.

The set-up should prove familiar to anyone who has owned a television in the past 30 years (even if the aesthetics are a bit more fantastical). Moe, the long-suffering bartender, is just trying to do his job in a tavern filled with his regulars when a messenger raven arrives with a small scroll, Game of Thrones-style. And yes, the message is intended for a person who does not exist, whose name, when spoken out loud, proves rather embarrassing.

Yes, the classic “Bart prank calls Moe” has been Game of Thrones-ified.

It’s a cute joke, the kind of gag that feels built to go viral the next day. In fact, that’s most of what The Simpsons seems to do these days: run on fumes while occasionally doing something daring or weird and tied into something massively popular to remind people that this show is still on. I’m not sure that opening your 29th season with a parody episode set in a medieval fantasy world is enough to get lapsed fans like me watching again, but it’s certainly enough to make me drop a YouTube embed into a news post and write “Hey, this is kind of amusing.”

(In all honesty, gimmick episodes like this are a chief reason for why I stopped watching so many years ago. Am I missing out? Has the show gotten good again? Let me know!)

Anyway, you can watch the season premiere, titled “The Serfsons,” however you watch your television shows the day after they initially air. For more on The Simpsons season 29, you can read our interview with showrunner Al Jean.

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03 Oct 20:19

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jordan Bolton



Guardians of the Galaxy by Jordan Bolton

03 Oct 17:58

‘Flight Of The Navigator’ Is Getting A Reboot From ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner

by Mary Anne Butler

Although maybe not as well known as other sci-fi tomes of the ’80s, beloved film Flight of the Navigator is the next up on the reboot train.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that FOX’s Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson has been hired to write the reboot of the 1986 film for Lionsgate. This will be the second time the title was been up for a remake, the last was back in 2009 with Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly  attached. Needless to say, that version never saw the light of day.

If you’ll recall, the original film is about a young boy who accidentally travels ahead in time after a run in with a confused alien crashes his spaceship. The alien, voiced by Paul Reubens, is loveable and inept as only an ’80s alien could be, and takes the kid along for a ride across the country. There are laughs, sing-alongs, and a puckmarin. BECAUSE PUCKMARINS ARE THE BEST.

The original Flight of the Navigator was directed by Randal Kleiser (Grease), and was released by Disney (even though the House of Mouse didn’t make the film).

Also, bonus appearance of a very young Sarah Jessica Parker singing the praises of Twisted Sister.

This project is obviously in the very early stages of development, and as soon as more information becomes available, we’ll let you know.

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29 Sep 17:31

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Shoes Are What Dreams Are Made Of

by Lauren Sisselman

Diesel Shoes has teamed up with Capcom to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter. The shoes will be limited edition, and will feature some of the games most famous characters: Ryu, Chun Li, Nash, M. Bison, and Birdie. The color schemes are on point, as well. The soles of the shoes even have the names of their attacks, which is pretty damn awesome:

Ryu: Denjin / Hadoken
Chun Li: Spinning / Birdkick
Nash: Sonic / Boom
M. Bison: Psycho / Power
Birdie: Horn / Bull

The shoes clock in at $200, so if you have the extra cash, why not? Diesel shoes are really comfortable, and the pairs I have are well made and sturdy. Much like anything else, as long as you take care of the item, they will last you a while. Happy shopping, Street Fighter fans!

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29 Sep 17:26

Hoboken Buddies Launch Beer Company: From Homebrews To Store Shelves

by Eric Kiefer
Hoboken locals Andrew Zebrowski and Brendan Drury first began making beer in their garage as a hobby a decade ago.
28 Sep 21:26

Disney Shares Rare ‘The Dream Called EPCOT’ Film

by Lauren Sisselman

Disney is going all out in celebrating Epcot for its upcoming 35th anniversary, having already announced some new retro-inspired merch. Today at the Disney Parks Blog, a “rare” film about Epcot has been released.

The Dream Called EPCOT is a fantastic, 15-minute long video that gives a basic overview of EPCOT, Walt Disney‘s dream community. There’s even some really cool vintage shots of Disney World included. While a lot of the information can be found online, it’s still an awesome video to watch. So sit back, relax, and enjoy The Dream Called EPCOT!

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