Tales from the Crypt

M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying something of a career resurgence right now. His last two films (The Visit and Split) did well critically and commercially, his TV drama Wayward Pines was well received, and his Unbreakable looks like it might finally get that long-awaited sequel.

Next up on his to-do list for this year was supposed to be Tales from the Crypt, a resurrection of the classic anthology horror series, but rights issues might be keeping that one six feet under for the time being. For whatever it’s worth, TNT has insisted we’ll see the show eventually. While we wait, though, a couple of videos have surfaced to give us a little taste of what Shyamalan’s got in store. Hit the jump to take a look at the Tales From the Crypt promos. Read More »

Stephen King Castle Rock Series

After plowing through several of his novels and short story collections, all Stephen King readers eventually come to a realization: all of his stories take place in the same universe. Well, more specifically, a multiverse. Some stories take place in the same town, while others take place in alternate dimensions. Characters from disparate stories cross paths. People with the same names appear in different places and die different deaths, suggesting alternate realities and timelines. All of this chaos orbits the Dark Tower series of novels, which tie King’s massive bibliography together in one intentionally untidy package. You can read the King oeuvre for the genre chills or you can read it to find those secret and not-so-secret connections.

And considering everyone’s obsession with “shared universes” these days, Hulu’s upcoming Castle Rock series was inevitable. We’ve already seen a trailer, but thanks to a new press release, we now know more about what this show will offer. Specifically, it will be the first onscreen Stephen King project to acknowledge that all these stories take place in the same realm.

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black mirror season 4

When we were assembling our list of favorite moments of 2016, it was decided late in the process to exclude television and focus solely on movies. The decision was made to keep the list manageable, but it also meant we didn’t get a chance to pay tribute to the third season of the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror, which contains my absolute favorite piece of pop culture anything to come out of last year: the episode “San Junipero.” While the season had its ups and down, those highs were remarkably, deliciously high. Nothing abuses my soul quite like the pitch-black world of Black Mirror and it always leaves me begging for more.

So it’s only natural that director John Hillcoat, a man whose filmography is built entirely on movies where nasty and awful things happen to just about everyone unfortunate enough to enter the frame, has reportedly signed on to direct an episode of the upcoming fourth season. He’ll fit right in.

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Game of Thrones season 7

Game of Thrones season 7 still doesn’t have an air date. While we wait for that all-important piece of news, all of the available space has been filled by the show’s stars informing us that the penultimate season of HBO’s flagship series will blow our minds, to various degrees. Today’s latest round of mind-blow updates come to us from series stars Alfie Allen and Jacob Anderson, who throw around words and phrases like “absolute chaos,” “pressure cooker,” “awe,” and yes, “blow a lot of people’s minds.”

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Veep Season 6 teaser

Veep is currently facing a very strange challenge that the show couldn’t possibly have seen coming when Armando Iannucci first created it several years ago: namely, the fact that real-life politics has far surpassed any twisted insanity that a bunch of TV writers could ever come up with. Since the inauguration, each day has yielded enough blunders to account for a season’s worth of storylines on Veep, and our actual politicians are starting to make Jonah Ryan look smart and decent. And none of this is really funny — it’s actually kind of terrifying.

So will Veep season 6 try and reckon with our new (and horrible) political reality? Will it accidentally comment on recent events? (You know, the way every movie seems to be “about Trump” now despite the fact that all of them were conceived and shot well before the 2016 election.) Or will it blithely continue on, as oblivious to the real world as its characters are? We’ll find out when Veep returns in a couple of months, but in the meantime here’s a trailer to remind you of where we left off with Selina Meyer. Watch the first Veep season 6 teaser below.

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silicon valley season four teaser

Silicon Valley returns for season four on April 23rd. Former Pied Piper CEO, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), is still a nervous wreck. After all these seasons, he’s probably been nervous for good reason. A lot goes wrong for Richard on this show. Sometimes conflicts are quickly wrapped up, maybe a little too quickly sometimes, but each episode seems to provide him with a whole mess of problems.

If the Silicon Valley season four teaser is any indication, he still has plenty of problems to solve.

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the leftovers season 3 trailer

In its second season, HBO’s The Leftovers reinvented itself. While the first season, noteworthy for its unrelenting grimness and incredible sense of dread, made for gripping and divisive television, the second season did something remarkable: it became fun. And more importantly, it became fun without sacrificing that uncomfortable tone and those complicated characters and the overwhelming sense that nothing is okay and it never well be okay and everyone is going to die.

So when I watch the new trailer for the show’s third and final season, I find myself filled with equal amounts of dread and giddiness – we’re all going to have a great time feeling really bad.

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Stephen King Castle Rock Series

The Constant Readers of the works of Stephen King (yes, there’s a proper name for his most loyal fans) will recognize the name Castle Rock for being the fictional town of Maine where many of the author’s stories have been set. Stories like Cujo, The Dead Zone and The Body are set in that location while works like It, Dreamcatcher, Pete Sematary, Sleepwalkers, The Shawshank Redemption and Under the Dome make reference to the town. Now it appears a new show from J.J. Abrams will take us back to this fictional locale and all the terror and mystery that comes with it.

Castle Rock is a new Hulu series from Stephen King and executive producer J.J. Abrams, who all previously teamed for the time travel series 11.22.63, and a new teaser drops the names of plenty of famous characters and locations from the world of Stephen King’s most famous stories. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the Stephen King Castle Rock series teaser after the jump. Read More »

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Series

Since almost everything is recycled nowadays, it should come as no surprise that a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs animated series is coming to Cartoon Network in the near future (especially since we reported on it back in 2014). Plenty of movies have been turned into animated series after they found success on the big screen, such as the forthcoming Tangled animated series coming to Disney Channel. And this one has the same animation style as Disney’s television follow-up.

The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series actually puts a different spin on the characters from the film franchise. We follow inventor Flint Lockwood in his teenage years, when he’s still trying out new inventions with terrible acronyms, and hasn’t yet created the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (FLDSMDFR). A new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs clip gives us a sneak preview of one of Flint’s new inventions, and you can watch it below. Read More »

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You’ve got to hand it to Kevin Smith – the man is certainly keeping busy. Yoga Hosers is a critical and financial bomb? No sweat, he’s got episodes of The Flash and Supergirl to direct. Clerks III isn’t going to happen? No big deal, he’ll just write a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. He has no interest in directing a Batman movie? Of course he doesn’t! But he will work on another comic book adaptation: a police procedural television series based on Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, two characters who were originally introduced in the pages of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

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