Inhumans Trailer

Marvel Studios is adding another television show to their line-up of programming that takes place inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But much like the ABC series Agents of SHIELD, it seems this show is going to have its own world to play it that is more tangential to the MCU rather than having any direct relationship to it.

Inhumans adapts the Marvel Comics title of the same name, focusing on a royal family of mutants enhanced individuals who harbor certain special abilities. But when they have their lives uprooted by a military coup, they take sanctuary in Hawaii, where the may find the key to saving the planet.

Marvel and ABC brought an Inhumans Comic-Con panel to San Diego where they discussed the show and revealed some new details about what fans can expect from the latest comic book series to take place in the MCU. Read More »

The Defenders trailer

After years of laying groundwork, Marvel Television and Netflix are finally ready to bring their ground-level superheroes together in The Defenders, which arrives on the streaming service less than a month from now. Now they’ve released a new The Defenders trailer narrated by none other than Marvel’s legendary former editor Stan Lee, and it also gives a quick glimpse at a character who many wondered if we’d be seeing in this limited series at all.
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Bill Murray ESPYs Speech

Yes, this is still a film blog. No, we’re not drunk. But when Bill Murray and Nick Offerman get together to continue celebrating the World Series victory that the Chicago Cubs earned back in the fall of 2016 after 108 years of waiting for the title, how can we ignore it?

Both the Ghostbusters star and the Parks and Recreation man for all seasons are lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, so it’s only appropriate that the two comedy stars were part of the acceptance speech when the baseball team won Best Moment at the 2017 ESPY Awards on ABC last night. After a touching recollection of that final play that happened in extra innings, presenter Nick Offerman giggles like an excited boy and hands the award off to Bill Murray, pretending (?) to be drunk while paying tribute to the team that he’s loved since he was a boy.

Watch the Bill Murray ESPYs speech below. Read More »

Kit Harington Game of Thrones Audition

By now everyone knows Kit Harington best as Jon Snow, the bastard son of Eddard Stark, on HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. Though that might be the part he ended up landing on the show, it turns out he actually auditioned for many more parts on the series, just to cover his bases.

Jimmy Kimmel Live was fortunate enough to get their hands on Kit Harington’s other auditions thanks to showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff reaching back into the archives for these amazing screen tests.

Watch the Kit Harington Game of Thrones audition tape below to see his other tryouts. Read More »

Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Mash-Up

If you didn’t live through the 1990s, then you might not know that there was an inexplicably popular sitcom on ABC called Dinosaurs. Featuring actors in big rubber suits, the series was your average sitcom, but it just so happened to follow a family of walking, talking dinosaurs living during a time when Pangea was still a thing.

Now illustrator Jen Lewis has given Dinosaurs the upgrade it deserves by making the family of prehistoric beasts part of Steven Spielberg’s modern classic Jurassic Park. Earl Sinclair (the father), Fran Sinclair (the mother and Earl’s wife), their three children (son Robbie, daughter Charlene, and Baby Sinclair) and even Fran’s mother, Ethyl are all dinosaurs in the theme park. Plus, the show’s opening credits even get an amusing makeover.

Let the Jurassic Park Dinosaurs mash-up make your dreams come true below. Read More »

The First Inhumans Trailer is Here

The Inhumans are a weird bunch. Once intended for a trip to the big screen, Marvel’s strangest family is officially getting their own television series on ABC later this year and, as part of an ambitious premiere, the first two episodes will first arrive in IMAX theaters. But will a TV show, even a Marvel superhero one, get audiences to pay to sit in a movie theater? That’s just one of the many questions orbiting this show right now.

And now, the first Inhumans trailer has arrived to convince audiences to give it a chance.

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Inhumans trailer tease

The full trailer for Marvel’s The Inhumans won’t be released until Thursday, but Marvel treated us to flashes of new footage in a teaser for the trailer today.

There’s not much footage here (about 11 seconds), but it is our first look at this long-gestating project. Let’s hope the rest of the series lives up to the show’s high aspirations.

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Agents of SHIELD VFX Breakdown

It’s easy to brush off some of the visual effects we see on television because they’re done with a lower budget and not quite as polished as what is possible on the big screen. However, we’ve gotten to a point where the visual effects in every episode of a network television series can occasionally be more impressive than visual effects on some blockbuster movies, especially when it comes to TV shows from the world of comic books.

Agents of SHIELD is ABC’s TV series that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even though the connection between the show and the movies is tangential at best. While the show doesn’t quite have visual effects that measure up to what we see in the MCU, the fact that these visual effects are done in a much shorter post-production window with significantly less money should not be overlooked.

Check out the Agents of SHIELD VFX breakdown after the jump to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

agent carter season three

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Hayley Atwell teases what season 3 of Agent Carter would have been about
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry are working on a Sister Sister reboot
  • Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail talks about season 3
  • Watch the Ballers season 3 trailer
  • Ben Schwartz is still hoping for a Stranger Things cameo
  • And more!

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in defense of the lost ending

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or TV show, or sets their sights on something seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: a defense of the final season of the ABC TV series LOST.)

LOST was once at the pinnacle of the early Golden Age of TV. Ambitious, awe-inspiring, and frustrating, it brought forth a new age in serialized primetime television and was perhaps the last great TV show to command the attention of audiences across the country before streaming and prestige cable shows dispersed them.

You remember those glory days, right? The connective flashbacks, the masterful character work, the scavenger hunt for hints, the jaw-dropping cliffhangers. It was like nothing on TV. And it ended seven years ago today, airing its series finale on May 23, 2010.

So it pains me that LOST, one of the most exciting and daring sci-fi TV series — and one of my favorite shows of all time — is met with derision because of its final season. To be sure, it’s an oddly opaque finale for a show that until then, had operated in grays — espousing realist and borderline nihilistic philosophies that called into question the nature and morals of man. But one of the charms of LOST was that it never tried to answer these questions. Yes, it bludgeoned you over the head with that “man of science, man of faith” debate between Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) and John Locke (Terry O’Quinn), but neither were able to ever really win the upper hand.

The finale changed that. The answer, it seemed to say, was faith. And in a show that depended so heavily on sci-fi tropes and staples, this switcheroo understandably angered people.

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