The second 2014 film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, 22 Jump Street, doesn’t have much material that counts as serious. The movie is almost two hours long, but is wall-to-wall jokes, sight gags, action sequences, and deadpan comedy. As an experiment, and ultimately a winking way to emphasize the degree to which the movie is a long string of jokes, Lord and Miller have crafted what they’re calling the “dramatic and unfunny” cut. It is ten minutes long. That, along with a host of deleted scenes, will appear on the 22 Jump Street blu-ray. Get the details below. Read More »
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“You’ve been dead for around 25 years now.” So begins this interview between Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch and Leland Palmer. Specifically, that’s Lynch speaking not to the actor Ray Wise, but to Wise in character as his Twin Peaks alter-ego. It’s part of what is sure to be the strangest bonus feature on the upcoming Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set, in which Lynch speaks to the Palmer family as they exist now. (Or something.) Now you can watch a clip of the interview below. It’s the first new legit Twin Peaks material in many years, and that alone warrants a look. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
As if your living room media center didn’t have enough gadgets crowding it already, Sony has announced the launch of its new PlayStation TV. The set-top box go on sale in the U.S., Canada, and Europe this fall, at the price of $99 a pop. Hit the jump for more details on the new device.
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Growing up, few characters scared me from the video box alone more than the Leprechaun. Much like Chucky, there was something terrifying about seeing such a familiar, even lovable icon twisted into a new, frightening form. After a bunch of sequels though, the Leprechaun of my youth became a joke. As horror icons often do.
Enter WWE Studios, which has co-produced a remake with Lionsgate that they surely hope will terrify kids in much the same way as the original film. It’s called Leprechaun: Origins, directed by Zach Lipovsky and written by Harris Wilkinson. WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl plays the lead character, who terrorizes two American couples on vacation in Ireland.
Leprechaun: Origins opens hits VOD on August 26, followed by a Blu-ray release on September 30. Check out the first Leprechaun Origins trailer below. Read More »
The Eli Roth-produced show Hemlock Grove returns to stream on Netflix for a second season starting in July. Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Madeline Martin and Tiio Horn star, and the show was developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman based on the novel by McGreevy. The ten-episode season remains centered on a Pennsylvania town in which several monstrous events have reshaped the relationships between people in the little burg. (And in many cases the relationships between life and death.) A new trailer features such lovely sights as leech-eating, eye experiments, and a lot of flesh ripping and tearing. There’s a bit of sex and at least one explosion, too. Watch the Hemlock Grove season 2 trailer below.
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Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
After spending the past season on Game of Thrones trying to exact revenge for the death of his sister, Pedro Pascal is skipping over to Netflix to try and bring a different bad guy to justice.
Pascal is set to star in Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos, opposite Wagner Moura (Elysium). Jose Padilha (Robocop) is directing. Get more details on the show after the jump.
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Briefly: Everything is turning up Ghostbusters recently. Art shows, Lego sets, it’s a fitting tribute to the second highest grossing film of 1984, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. (It opened June 8, 1984.) That celebration will continue through the summer as well, with more art shows and then the crown jewel – a 700 screen, digitally remastered theatrical re-release. That’ll take place August 29 followed by brand new Blu-ray release of the first and second Ghostbusters films. Read more about the Ghostbusters re-release below. Read More »
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No matter what your feelings may be about the battle between physical media and streaming, numbers suggest that physical media is losing the fight. And in the entertainment business, when money is the bottom line, that suggests a dire future for disc media. A new study says that while box office and digital revenue are expected to climb through 2019, sales and rentals of DVD and other disc media will fall sharply.
The study predicts that revenue from streaming media will overtake that of disc media, and that physical media can expect to suffer a 20% drop in revenue by 2018. Read More »