American Gods Season 1 2017

Starz presented a panel on their 2017 series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel. Co-showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were in attendance and screened a trailer first. The clips showed Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) released early from prison for his wife’s funeral. He throws a gold coin on her grave and it sinks into the dirt. His wife, Laura Moon (Emily Browning) returns later in the clip saying, “Who said I died, Bobby?” But not before we see Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) recruit Shadow Moon when they meet on an airplane. Other visual clips include Shadow Moon walking through the forest, and swinging a hammer at a cow’s head in silhouetted slow motion.

After the panel, Fuller and Green spoke to reporters further about the visual aesthetic of American Gods. “Neil Gaiman’s book cracks open a window in a world we wanted to see,” Green said. “We started working with David Slade who is an incredible visionary and just immediately started sketching it out physically and conversationally until we could see the ideas really come to life, so we owe a lot of credit to his lens.”  Read More »

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Guillermo del Toro LACMA

It’s no secret that Guillermo del Toro‘s Bleak House, his personal home (or “man cave” as he calls it) is a treasure trove of movie props, artifacts, art and collectibles inspired by all the fantasy, horror and sci-fi stories that he loves. We’ve seen pieces of it in video tours over the years. There’s even a book called Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions that takes a look at some of the art that has inspired del Toro’s work over the years, including some of his gorgeous drawings.

Now Guillermo del Toro is bringing his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, film concept art and more to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for an exhibition called Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters. The gallery featuring a bunch of del Toro’s goodies opens today provides some insight into del Toro’s creative process, but for those who can’t attend, the filmmaker has posted a ton of photos from the exhibition online for everyone to see.

Check out the gallery of photos from the Guillermo del Toro LACMA exhibition after the jump. Read More »

Channing Tatum in Hail Caesar

It’s surely just a matter of time before Disney gets around to making a live-action remake of its animated classic The Little Mermaid, but in the meantime they’re diving headfirst into a different project about fish people. Disney’s remake of Splash has just caught Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, who previously co-starred in 22 Jump Street. But there’s a twist: Tatum will be the one playing the mermaid, and Bell will be the human.  Read More »

Pete's Dragon Trailer

It’s been a great year for Walt Disney Pictures with success in both live-action and animation. Zootopia is one of the most successful movies of the year, Finding Dory was a huge box office hit, and the live-action remake of The Jungle Book may be the best revision of their classic animated movies yet. But the studio isn’t done bringing magic to movie theaters just yet.

Pete’s Dragon is yet another remake of a classic Disney movie. However, as we’ve seen in the trailers so far, this new take on the 1977 live-action and animated hybrid could not be more different from the original. Basically, the only thing they share is a camaraderie between a young boy and a dragon in the woods. And the more we see from Pete’s Dragon, the more excited I am to see it, and you just might feel the same way after watching a new trailer from across the pond.

Watch the Pete’s Dragon trailer from the United Kingdom after the jump. Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Last night, midnight madness returned to book stores as the script for the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was made available as a book for readers to soak up as a makeshift eighth installment of the Harry Potter book series. Even though this is a much different piece of writing than Potter fans are used to reading, they still turned out in droves to find out what happens to The Boy Who Lived now that he’s a 37-year old father of three children and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic.

With all this interest in Harry Potter emerging again, despite the fact that this isn’t a traditional addition to the stories of the wizarding world, can we expect the story of Hogwarts most famous student to continue? Unfortunately, author J.K. Rowling says that with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this weekend, “Harry is done now.” Find out what else the author had to say after the jump. Read More »

Game of Thrones Final Season

Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, spoke to the Television Critics Association on Saturday. As always, there were many questions about Game of Thrones. The show’s creators, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have stated their intentions to end the series after eight seasons, and that the final two seasons would only comprise of 13 episodes. Now the HBO executive has confirmed that Game of Thrones final season will be the eight, but he also discussed the possibility of spin-offs happening as well. Read More »

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There are few hard and fast rules in the world of filmmaking, many of them technical. However, there is one that is more important than just about any other: any movie that features the presence of Meryl Streep has an instant leg up on every other movie in existence. The three-time Oscar winner has made bad movies watchable and has consistently turned in one magnificent performance after another in more than her fair share of great movies. Even when she’s goofing off and having a lark on screen, she’s still making the whole “being one of the greatest actors of all time” thing look effortless.

The latest movie to become instantly more interesting by adding Streep to the cast is Mary Poppins Returns, which has cast her as Topsy, the cousin of Emily Blunt‘s Mary Poppins.

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Gilmore Girls

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Gilmore Girls revival has a teaser and release date.
  • BoJack Horseman is coming back for season four.
  • Turn has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
  • Starz is adapting Peep Show for the United States.
  • A House of Cards veteran heads to Homeland.
  • Adam Copeland joins the cast of Vikings.
  • Aladdin characters are heading to Once Upon a Time.
  • And more!

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Beauty and the Beast trailer

No one’s had better luck than Disney with live-action fairy tales, whose biggest recent hits have included Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent. But they’re not the only ones in the game. Today we’ve got a new trailer for Beauty and the Beast, but it’s not the Disney version coming out next year with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens — no, this is the French one directed by Christophe Gans and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel. Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer below.  Read More »