X-Men TV Series

We’re just a few weeks away from FX unleashing their new comic book series Legion. The new TV show follows David (Dan Stevens), a man who has been schizophrenic since he was a child, being placed in and out of psychiatric hospitals. While David and all those around him have presumed that he’s merely mentally ill, the realization soon begins to set in that all of these voices and visions in his head may be a result of him being a mutant.

Legion is based on a Marvel Comics title where David is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, and since it involves mutants in general, fans have been wondering how/if the series will connect to the X-Men movies. Unfortunately, for those hoping for some kind of connective tissue, it has been further confirmed that Legion will exist in its own universe. However, the good news is that another X-Men television series in development at FOX will not be so separated from the X-Men franchise.

Find out more about Legion and the new X-Men TV series in the works after the jump. Read More »

true detective season 3

While streaming services like Netflix and Amazon tend to grab all the headlines and dominate much of the modern discourse on the future of television, it’s sometimes remarkable how pop culture connoisseurs tend to stop in their tracks and pay attention whenever HBO, a member of the old TV guard if there ever was one, debuts a new show. Sometimes, that show is bad. Sometimes, that show is life-changing. Sometimes, as is the case with The Young Pope, that show is so peculiar that the internet simply doesn’t know what to make of it.

In short, I like to pay attention to what HBO is doing, so that means that I’m paying attention when their president of original programming talks about more True Detective, The Night Of, and Deadwood.

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Santa Clarita Diet Trailer

A new Netflix original comedy series is coming to the streaming service next month starring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore, but it’s not exactly what you would expect from either of them.

Santa Clarita Diet might sound like the latest weight loss craze for people to make their New Year’s resolutions come to fruition (and the teasers from a little while back certainly played into that). But it’s actually the new comedy series that finds Drew Barrymore as a normal suburban woman who happens to have died at some point, and yet has inexplicably kept on living her life, but with one big change: she is now hungry for raw flesh.

As any devoted husband would do, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) decides to help her satisfy her cravings, and her teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) is totally cool with it too. Watch the new Santa Clarita Diet trailer to see how this all shakes out. Read More »

riverdale teaser

Archie is under a lot of pressure in the messy Riverdale pilot. He can’t get over what happened between him Miss Grundy and he clashes with his dad (Luke Perry), as he struggles between going into the family business or pursuing his musical aspirations. The town of Riverdale is even worse off, following the death of Jason Blossom. There’s a lot of angst and misery going on in Riverdale, which gets off to a rough start but isn’t without potential.

Below, watch a new Riverdale teaser.

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Better Call Saul Season 3 - Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring

Better Call Saul hasn’t exactly been subtle with its hints that Breaking Bad baddie Gus Fring would come knocking in the very near future. Last week, they went so far as to release a Los Pollos Hermanos “commercial” featuring Giancarlo Esposito back in character. But it’s only now they’ve finally gone and made it official. Yes, Gus Fring will be in Better Call Saul season 3 — and it sounds like he’ll be giving Mike Ehrmentraut (Jonathan Banks) something to chew on.

The first Better Call Saul clip, however, has nothing to do with chicken or drugs or Gus Fring whatsoever. Instead, it checks in on Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), who seem to be feeling a little awkward about the way things went down in season two.

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Game of Thrones spin-off

Update: Casely Bloys spoke with Entertainment Weekly, where he said that a theoretical Game of Thrones spin-off would probably be a prequel:

A prequel feels like it has less pressure on it [than a spin-off]. [Author George R.R. Martin’s history of Westeros] gives you areas in which to say to a writer, “If you were going to do this, then go flesh it out,” and we’ll see what comes back. But I don’t feel any pressure that we have to have something.

The original article runs below.

If you put HBO’s original programming president Casey Bloys in the same room as a bunch of entertainment journalists, two questions are bound to come up: how many episodes will be in the final season of Game of Thrones and will there be a spin-off series, possibly set in a different era of Westerosi history? Bloys addressed both questions during the Television Critics Association press tour.

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zootopia

There are a handful of movie websites I visit every single day for both work and avoiding work and Rotten Tomatoes as one of them. As the internet’s most popular (and also most prone to fanboy raging) movie review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes assembles reviews from critics and tabulates a score based on the number of positive reactions versus negative reactions. The resulting percentage is worn as badge of honor for movies that are well-liked and treated as proof that “critics don’t get it” by movies that are not.

But you surely know all of this already because you’re reading a movie website and also probably stop by Rotten Tomatoes on a semi-regular basis to learn the critical consensus on a given movie. Anyway, the reason we’re here now is that the 2016 Golden Tomato winners, the round-up of the best-reviewed movies and television shows of last year, have been revealed.

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James Cameron Sci-Fi Documentary Series

Science fiction cinema wouldn’t be what it is today without James Cameron. Not only has the director’s work on movies like The Terminator and Aliens influenced countless filmmakers today, but his advancements in visual effects and technology behind the scenes have made once seemingly impossible dreams come to life on the big screen. And now, he’ll chronicle the evolution of the genre he helped influence in a new documentary series.

At their Television Critics Association winter tour panel, AMC announced that they were teaming with James Cameron for a new documentary series that will chronicle the origins of science fiction, from being a cult genre to a pop culture phenomenon.

Find out more about the James Cameron sci-fi documentary series after the jump. Read More »

Crashing Trailer - Pete Holmes

We didn’t get a new movie from director Judd Apatow this year, and part of the reason for that is because he’s producing a new TV series for HBO as another one is wrapping up. Girls will begin its final season in February, but Judd Apatow will stay comfy at HBO with a new comedy series starring stand-up comedian Pete Holmes.

Crashing follows Pete Holmes playing a version of himself from years ago. The HBO series follows Holmes as an up and coming, naive stand-up comedian in New York City whose seemingly happy life is uprooted when he finds his wife cheating on him. As he tries to get some stage time and recover from his destroyed marriage, he couch surfs across New York City, staying with his various comedian friends played by Holmes’ real-life comedian friends who you’ll definitely recognize in a new trailer for the show.

Watch the Crashing trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Felicity Jones Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend brought the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 2017, and the writers had a tough time coming back from break. Hosted by Felicity Jones, the episode started off strong with the cold open featuring the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, but then it takes a sharp turn into being more than a rough return for the late night sketch show.

We recount the best and worst sketches from the Felicity Jones hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »