trollhunters

Netflix has announced that Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters will be renewed for a second season, which will bring back the late and great Anton Yelchin as the titular Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. You might be wondering how that’s possible, full details on Trollhunters season 2 after the jump.
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stranger things season 2

Everyone who binged the first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things last year probably walked away with a favorite character (I’m partial to David Harbour’s weary Sheriff Jim Hopper), but there was one character who left the biggest thumbprint on pop culture in 2016: Millie Bobby Brown‘s Eleven. The Eggo-loving, telekinetic government test subject was the perfect blend of innocent and badass, winning over the hearts of just about everyone with a Netflix login.

While the first season ended with her current status unknown, we’ve known that she’d be back for the second season for some time now. And wouldn’t you know it, she’s now front and center on a new magazine cover.

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Alec Baldwin Hosting Saturday Night Live

Last weekend, everyone was talking about Saturday Night Live. The latest episode hosted by Kristen Stewart featured a sketch (the best of the night) which brought in Melissa McCarthy to play White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in a raucously hilarious sketch that pissed off plenty of people in the Trump Administration. And it sounds like this upcoming weekend’s new episode will have something special in store as well.

Alec Baldwin has been popping up on Saturday Night Live intermittently to play Donald Trump, the controversial President of the United States, but this weekend he’ll also be hosting the show. This will be his 17th time as host of SNL, setting a new record among all of the repeat hosts. A new promo has been making the rounds featuring Alec Baldwin hyping up his appearance, and apparently it’s going to be “a big deal.” Read More »

Adam McKay and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss The Big Short

Writer and director Adam McKay made an impressive jump from directing feature comedies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers to the real life The Big Short, even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Director and a win for Best Adapted Screenplay. Now the filmmaker who cut his teeth writing for Saturday Night Live will try his hand at the dramatic side of television too.

HBO has given a series order to Succession, a drama that is described as the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. It will explore family loyalty, international business, and the perils of power in the 21st century. Knowing McKay’s predilection towards loosely adapting figures from real life politics and media, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is inspired real people behind the scenes of the most powerful media companies in the world.

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house of cards season 5

Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. Learn more about their casting and see some House of Cards Season 5 photos, after the jump.

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

richard hatch dead

Richard Hatch, the prolific television actor best known for his work in the original Battlestar Galactica as well as the 2003 remake series, has passed away at the age of 71. While never a household name, Hatch holds a special place in the hearts of millions of science fiction fans all over the world as a convention regular and a charismatic ambassador for the genre.

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Orphan Black season 4

Welcome to Peak TV, where there is so much television news that we have to cram together updates on Orphan Black, Veep, The Americans, Prison Break, Orange is the New Black, Catastrophe, and Bill Nye Saves the World into one little news post.

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stranger things season 2 wills drawing

The Super Bowl trailer for Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things gave us our first look at the new monster which will likely be the central antagonist of the new season. We theorized in our Stranger Things season two trailer breakdown that the monster might be a loose adaptation of the Thessalhydra from the kids’ Dungeons and Dragons game from the first season. But new evidence uncovered in the Super Bowl TV spot seems to suggest there may be a different inspiration for the season two baddie.

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Iron Fist Trailer

As hyped as we are for Marvel’s The Defenders, we’ve still got one last stop before we get there. Next month brings Iron Fist, which introduces Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as the fourth and final Defender and brings some magical martial arts into the mix. The new trailer plays kind of like a lighter Batman Begins, with Danny — the long-lost scion of a multibillion-dollar corporate enterprise — returning with some mysterious powers to reclaim his place in society and beat up lots of bad guys along the way.

Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple, basically the glue holding this entire corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe together; and Jessica Henwick plays Danny’s new friend Colleen Wing. Watch the Iron Fist trailer below.  Read More »

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Stranger Things season 2

Last night during the Super Bowl, Netflix debuted a Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer which broke the internet. While the TV spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was apparently the most talked-about big game television advertisement, my social feeds seemed filled with shock, surprise, and excitement over the first look at the next season of Stranger Things.

/Film readers know that we love to dig in, so let’s examine the new teaser trailer frame by frame to see what we can learn about the new season which will be released on Halloween 2017. Hit the jump to enter the Upside Down and explore our Stranger Things season 2 trailer breakdown.

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