Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Last night’s The Walking Dead midseason finale was, in typical The Walking Dead fashion, a big ol’ shrug to an otherwise fairly strong batch of episodes. Loyal viewers of the show should be familiar with this by now – no series on television manages to feature so many peaks and valleys in such close proximity.
It’s telling that the most interesting aspect of the episode wasn’t even a proper part of the episode, but rather a “prologue” for the second half of the season, which will air early next year. This brief clip, presumably from an upcoming episode, features the first onscreen mention of the Negan, the villain who will loom over the second half of season 6, make his grand debut in the finale, and then become a regular character in season 7. You can check out the Walking Dead Negan clip for yourself after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
You can say a lot of things about the still hugely popular The Walking Dead – it’s thrilling, disgusting, boring, repetitive, suddenly-good-after-all-these-years, and/or just-as-bad-as-ever – but you won’t find many people calling it “fun.” The series is punishing at best, putting its characters through the wringer and asking audiences to continually sympathize people who have become worse than the monsters they’re fighting.
So it may be a little weird that AMC‘s flagship series is becoming a theme park ride. Just a little.
Sally Corp, who build animatronics and attractions for museums and theme parks, has revealed The Walking Dead: Battle For Survival at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) convention in Orlando, Florida. The “mixed media” dark ride is already fully designed. It just needs a buyer and a home.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The Walking Dead remains one of the most frustrating shows on television. Fluctuating between genuinely thrilling genre filmmaking and insipid, wheel-spinning nonsense, no show on modern television demands that its fans grin and bear it quite like AMC’s ever-popular zombie drama. But when it’s good — and it has often been very good these past two seasons — it’s one of the most visceral gun-punches available on any medium right now. It just took more than a few years of tedium to get there.
And now, the TV series is about to embark on one of its constantly terrific comic book counterpart’s most famous and controversial storylines. The reliably great Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the Walking Dead cast as Negan, a human villain who makes David Morrissey’s Governor look downright cuddly. This character has defined the past few years of the comic book storyline for writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. If handled well, Negan is going to be a big deal on the show.
For more on the Walking Dead Negan casting, hit the jump.
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Posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Preacher has been battling to reach the screen in some form since the late ’90s, when Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s controversial, critically praised comic series was still a new kid on the block. Now, years after Kevin Smith and Sam Mendes and Mark Steven Johnson tried and failed to produce big screen and small screen versions, the infamous series is finally arriving as a show on AMC. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin are behind this incarnation. Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun are playing the story’s central heroes. And now, the first trailer for the series is here. Just be careful – people who associate with Preacher tend to get struck by lightning if they ever step near a church again.
Cleanse yourself with some holy water and watch the first Preacher trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Yes, teasers for trailers are the bane of all existence. Yes, nothing is more irritating than watching a commercial for an advertisement. And yes, realizing that the “First Look!” at a project that has many people very excited only amounts to a few seconds is deeply frustrating. So know that the first official look at footage from AMC‘s upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher is online, but also know that it’s literally about five seconds and that a proper trailer is set to arrive in just a few days.
Let’s face it, though: you’re probably going to watch this anyway. Take a deep breath, ask the deity of your choice for forgiveness, and watch the first Preacher footage after the jump.
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The first season may have literally just ended last night, but Fear the Walking Dead season 2 already has a teaser. Well, a teaser of sorts. AMC hasn’t shot a single frame of the Walking Dead spinoff’s sophomore season, but they can gather cast and crew together, place them in front of a camera, and let them speculate about all the horrifying, flesh-tearing mayhem that will occur next year. Non-spoiler alert: things are going to get very, very bad for everyone involved.
To see just how bad, watch the Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 first look after the jump.
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It’s September, and that means new television is just around the corner. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert really kicked things off, but it’s not until later this month that the new fall 2015 TV shows really swing into full gear. What will audiences latch onto this season?
Well, we’re not sure what’s going to land and stick around, but we’ve come up with a list of 16 Most Anticipated New Fall 2015 TV Shows, ranging from the return of The Muppets on ABC to the small screen versions of movies like Limitless on CBS to cable offerings such as Ash vs the Evil Dead and even a couple new Netflix shows.
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin have been shooting the pilot for their TV series adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book series Preacher, and the show hits AMC in May… or, well, sometime in 2016.
Which means that, yes, AMC has seemingly formally ordered Preacher to series. To celebrate that distant arrival, Rogen shared the first Preacher poster, which echoes the art above, and you can see it after the fold below. Read More »
Easily one of the coolest things about The Walking Dead, besides Daryl Dixon, is the extraordinary make-up effects used to make the zombies look that much more horrifying. The AMC series has the best make-up effects you’ll see on television, and it even rivals some work being done on the big screen, despite having a lower TV budget at its disposal.
However, when it comes to showing the continued decay of zombie bodies as time goes on, there’s only so much that make-up can do to make it look like a real body is falling apart. And that’s why we’ll see some The Walking Dead zombie visual effects being used in conjunction with the practical make-up effects. Read More »