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Hannibal cast contracts

It is probably too much to expect that a streaming service will swoop in to save Hannibal. We know Netflix is out, thanks to deals with other companies. Amazon already has streaming rights to the first three seasons (the first two are streaming now, the third eventually will be, after broadcast) seems like the most likely home. In fact, that Amazon deal may make Amazon nearly the only possible contender. And with NBC out of the picture, even that deal will be complicated.

Now contracts for leads Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired. That means they’re free agents, which means that a fourth season for Hannibal would involve negotiating new contracts, making things even more complex. Read More »

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peter pan's flight new effects

Disney has been very busy refurbishing some of their older attractions. Last year Disney added new effects rot Big Thunder Mountain, Alice in Wonderland and the Indiana Jones Adventure. This year already Disney has revamped a bunch of attractions, adding the Hatbox Ghost to the Haunted Mansion as well as adding new effects and an awesome new animatronic Yeti to Matterhorn (too bad the new vehicles kill your butt).

And the newest attraction to get refurbishment is Peter Pan’s Flight, one of my favorite ride in classic Fantasyland — I just love suspended dark ride vehicles, which is one of the reasons I love the Universal Studios’ ET Adventure ride.  Walt Disney Imagineering has released a video showcasing the new additions to the attraction, giving us a behind the scenes peek into the thought and work that went into the new effects. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.

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Tom at the Farm trailer

Young Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan made big waves in the past year with Mommy, and now an earlier picture from the director is finally getting a US release. Tom at the Farm hit festivals and other countries in 2013, but Amplify one recently picked it up for release in the States. They’ve cut a new promo for the film; check out the Tom at the Farm trailer below. Read More »

Rick and Morty S2 trailer

With robots, parallel universes, technology run dangerously rampant, and an excellent group of five characters to watch as things get weird, the first season of Rick and Morty was one of the best science fiction shows on TV. Created by Justin Roiland (who voices both lead characters) and Dan Harmon, the series is like a super-twisted version of Back to the Future in which Doc is drunk, cocky, and astonishingly brilliant, and Marty is a shy and cautious kid.

With all that established, I’m hoping the second season will be the best sci-fi show on TV, full stop. The first big Rick and Morty S2 trailer is here, and you can watch below to see how crazy things might get. Read More »

disney envelope of protection

You can’t help it, overtime you’re on a rollercoaster you stick your arms out and up even though there is a fear that they will somehow be torn off during an unexpected turn or drop in the ride. I know I feel this way overtime I ride Space Mountain at Disneyland. So how does Disney ensure that park guests never lose a limb on their attractions? The answer is something called the “Envelope of Protection”. Learn what the Disney Envelope of Protection device is and see it in action, after the jump.
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Batman v Superman toys (header)

Has Warner Bros. revealed their new Batman v Superman toys? Want to see the first Agent Carter Season 2 poster? What does Stan Lee think of Tom Holland as Spider-Man? Who just arrived on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse? Does Kevin Feige want more Marvel One-Shots? Which superhero movies have just been confirmed for Comic-Con? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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creepypasta tv series

Anthology shows like American Horror Story and True Detective are gaining ground, thanks in no small part to the success of those two series. (Well, we’ll wait to see how successful the second season of True Detective ends up being, but it is definitely a series that has people talking.)

Now Syfy is getting into the anthology horror game with a series called Channel Zero, from creators Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday The 13th) and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra). The first season is born out of internet horror, basically making for a creepypasta TV series; get more details after the break. Read More »

Transporter Refueled second trailer

The Transporter is back, but this time it’s not Jason Statham behind the wheel. Instead, Ed Skrein has stepped into the role of a former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin, who ends up being thrust into danger at every turn thanks to his job transporting classified packages for questionable people, with no questions asked.

We’ve already seen the first trailer for the franchise sequel/reboot The Transporter Refueled, but now we get to see more of the story in a second trailer. This time Frank is interrupted during time with his father (Ray Stevenson) when one of his jobs gets him in deep with the wrong people. Watch the The Transporter Refueled second trailer below. Read More »

Ant-Man Prequel

Not only does Peyton Reed want to make another Ant-Man movie, he already has some ideas about what he’d like it to be. In a recent interview, he revealed his desire to make a prequel about Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas in this month’s movie. See Reed’s Ant-Man prequel comments after the jump.  Read More »