Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer has criss-crossed the globe and come all the way back around to Hollywood. A Snowpiercer TV series is now in the works, with Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman set to write. Bong and Oldboy director Chan-wook Park, who produced Snowpiercer, will executive produce the show. Read More »


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mystery science theater 3000 kickstarter

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is an institution. Just about everyone with a passing knowledge of modern comedy is familiar with the image of three silhouettes — one human and two robots — making fun of bad movies. The widely beloved movie-mocking show has left a permanent thumbprint on modern popular culture before it was cancelled in 1999. But now it’s trying to stage a comeback.

Original series creator Joel Hodgson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Mystery Science Theater 3000 and he needs your help. Yes, you. The MST3K fan with the disposable income. Do you want another season? Put your money where your mouth is and receive a new batch of episodes. And maybe some additional goods, depending on which tier you choose to back.

Hit the jump for more details on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter.

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walking dead negan casting

The Walking Dead remains one of the most frustrating shows on television. Fluctuating between genuinely thrilling genre filmmaking and insipid, wheel-spinning nonsense, no show on modern television demands that its fans grin and bear it quite like AMC’s ever-popular zombie drama. But when it’s good — and it has often been very good these past two seasons — it’s one of the most visceral gun-punches available on any medium right now. It just took more than a few years of tedium to get there.

And now, the TV series is about to embark on one of its constantly terrific comic book counterpart’s most famous and controversial storylines. The reliably great Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the Walking Dead cast as Negan, a human villain who makes David Morrissey’s Governor look downright cuddly. This character has defined the past few years of the comic book storyline for writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. If handled well, Negan is going to be a big deal on the show.

For more on the Walking Dead Negan casting, hit the jump.

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final jessica jones trailer

Jessica Jones could be something special. The second collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix, the series is a loose adaptation of Alias, the critically acclaimed comic run from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that followed costumed superhero Jessica Jones as she hung up her tights and opened her own private investigation business. The result remains one of the best comics of the millennium so far, and the perfect template upon which to build a television series.

The massive success of Daredevil has given Marvel and Netflix a confidence that has spilled into the marketing for Jessica Jones. Each teaser and every trailer is on point – they just have to flash the Marvel name and you know exactly what you’re getting. The final Jessica Jones trailer has arrived and it’s more of the same: traumatized former superhero downs booze and punches the stuffing out of bad guys while hunting her archenemy. Thankfully, that “same” still looks awfully good.

Watch the final Jessica Jones trailer after the jump.

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Empire of the Dead TV series

Over the past decade, AMC has served up shows about ad men, androids, drug kingpins, computer engineeers, Revolutionary War spies, and cops of all stripes. But no subject has been more reliable for them than zombies. The Walking Dead remains a juggernaut for the network, no matter how cranky viewers get about certain unresolved cliffhangers. So much so that it’s spawned not one but two successful spinoff series, Talking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

In that light, it’s no wonder AMC seems as hungry for stories about the undead as the undead are for brains. According to a new report, the network’s next venture into zombie territory will be Empire of the Dead, based on a Marvel comic written by the godfather of the zombies himself, George A. Romero. More about the possible Empire of the Dead TV show after the jump.  Read More »

making a murderer

Even as Netflix stops being the preeminent destination to watch every movie and TV show you want to see (its library waxes and wanes unpredictably), the world’s most famous streaming service has shown tremendous good taste and savvy with its original content. As countless niche services battle for their piece of the streaming pie, Netflix, along with larger rivals like Amazon and Hulu, have seemingly decided to focus on cake. And by cake, we mean producing and acquiring original, exclusive content. And – this is the important part – the majority of Netflix’s exclusive content has been expertly made and critically acclaimed.

When you think of Netflix, you don’t think of Hemlock Grove and Marco Polo. You think of well-liked original series like Daredevil, House of Cards, BoJack Horseman, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Orange Is the New Black. You think of genuinely great documentaries that managed to find a home, like The Square, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, Virunga, and Tig. So the news that Netflix is bringing another documentary series to its library is terrific news. That’s all of their strengths in one place.

The series is titled Making a Murderer and it sounds like something that will scratch your Serial and The Jinx true-crime itches something fierce. Investigate the details after the jump.

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Donald Trump Saturday Night Live

Last night, protesters gathered outside 30 Rock in New York City to protest presidential candidate Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live, and earlier this week there was an offer on the table from a website called offering $5,000 to any audience member in attendance to yell “Deport Trump” or “Trump is racist” during the live broadcast of the show. Add that to all the think pieces and uproar, and there was quite an upset concerning the politician hosting the sketch show for a second time.

However, in the end it didn’t really turn out to be worth all that much trouble because thanks to concerns over equal time on network television, Trump was only given 12 total minutes of screentime during the entire episode. And not only did this episode fail to heal any wounds that Trump might have created for some in his presidential campaign, but it just wasn’t a good episode in general.

Check out our full review of the Donald Trump Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »

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MTV’s Scream and ABC’s The Muppets may not seem to have a whole lot in common at first glance. But both are revivals of beloved properties, which debuted this year to much fanfare. Both attracted lots of attention thanks to their familiar brand names, but struggled creatively and ultimately disappointed in the ratings. And as of this week, both are trying to course-correct under brand-new showrunners.  Read More »

twin peaks miguel ferrer

We’ve reached the point where things you used to love back in the day getting a big second chance have become commonplace. Oh, a Star Wars movie that seems to evoke the original trilogy? That’s nice. Six new hours of The X-Files? That’s good. Nothing is ever dead anymore – it’s just taking a little nap before it’s roused from its slumber, given a new coat of paint, and asked to win over the fans and attract new admirers. With all of that said: holy crap, Showtime is releasing a new season of Twin Peaks and David Lynch is directing it and everything! How’d that happen?

Anyway, the latest news to emerge from the ultra-secretive Twin Peaks camp is that Miguel Ferrer, who played FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld in the original series, is set to return for the new batch of a episodes.

For more on the Twin Peaks Miguel Ferrer casting, hit the jump.

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