David Wenham in Top of the Lake

Daredevil star Charlie Cox recently let slip that The Defenders, which promises to unite all of Netflix’s Marvel heroes in one Avengers-style team, would begin shooting late this year. But before we get there, we’ll first need to check out Iron Fist, the fourth and final solo series to come out of that pact. Scott Buck was named showrunner back in December and Finn Jones was cast as the lead back in March, and now the supporting cast is starting to fill up as David Wenham comes aboard to play Harold Meachum.  Read More »

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game of thrones trailer breakdown

Just when you thought HBO was done preaching to the choir, they went and released another new Game of Thrones season 6 trailer. And it was a good one. A really good one. A trailer so stuffed with tantalizing images that it deserved a frame-by-frame examination. So that’s what I did. Book spoilers, rampant speculation, and theories of both the level-headed and inane follow.

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Daredevil Season 2 release date

Way back in 2013, Marvel announced a deal with Netflix to launch four new series, culminating in an event miniseries that’d bring all four new heroes together. So far, that plan has gone swimmingly: Daredevil and Jessica Jones have both premiered to rave reviews, and Luke Cage and Iron Fist are already well underway. And now it seems we can expect the fifth and final piece of that puzzle to take shape in the not-too-distant future. According to Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, The Defenders will be shooting later this year.  Read More »

game of thrones season 6 trailer

The latest Game of Thrones season 6 trailer is so full of goodness that it doesn’t need much of an introduction. You should know by now whether or not you think this show is one of the most compelling programs in the history of the television medium and are eagerly awaiting the new season or if you simply don’t like good things. It’s okay if you’re in the latter camp. The rest of us can just enjoy this trailer and the many, many promising things within.

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Russell Crowe Saturday Night Live

Last night, Oscar winner Russell Crowe took the stage at Studio 8H for his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. You would have thought Crowe had hosted sometime before, but it didn’t happen. The comfort with which Crowe hosted SNL was surprising to say the least, and the actor proved that broadening his career to include comedy might not be a bad idea. The only problem is that the writers didn’t really give him much to work with.

Run through the best and worst sketches from the Russell Crowe Saturday Night Live episode below. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy returning to Gilmore Girls

Within the past five years, since the release of Bridesmaids, actress Melissa McCarthy has become a huge star. But before that, she already had a lucrative career as Sookie St. James on the family drama series Gilmore Girls. The series ran from 2000 on The WB and stuck with the network when it turned into The CW until it was canceled after its seventh season in 2007, and Melissa McCarthy appeared in all 153 episodes.

However, even though production us underway on a four-part revival of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, McCarthy hadn’t yet been confirmed to reprise her role alongside stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. But that changed yesterday as McCarthy revealed that she had finalized details to make an appearance on the show. Find out more about Melissa McCarthy returning to Gilmore Girls below. Read More »

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game of thrones season 6 clip

The premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 is only a few weeks away, so the trick now is making sure we don’t get hit by a car or plummet from the roof of a skyscraper or accidentally drink a liter of Drano. As the show has taught us, the Many-Faced God eventually comes for us all, but hopefully he’ll wait until after this season is over to shuffle us off this mortal coil. I expect this season to prove lots of long-gestating theories. Don’t take that from me, Death. Seriously. Cool your jets.

While you dodge death at every turn, you can take some pleasure in a new clip from the first episode of the new season, for which HBO also revealed a title and a cheeky synopsis.

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westworld lili simmons

As a fan of lengthy articles about troubled film and television productions, I’m looking forward to the future exposé that goes into great detail about exactly what’s going on behind the scenes of Westworld. HBO’s ambitious science fiction series, based on the 1973 film of the same name, was a complex and arduous production before the press got wind of consent forms that required extras to agree to “genital-to-genital touching” and pose “on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on [their] back.” And then the entire show shut down production three months ago so writer/producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy could finish the remaining four scripts in the first season. All of this for a show that was originally intended to premiere in 2015. Like I said, there’s a great article waiting to happen here.

But in the meantime, we can now report that Westworld has resumed production and that Banshee star Lili Simmons has joined the cast.

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the boys tv series

The Boys is a big middle finger to superheroes and all they stand far. It’s a gruesome, immature, often very good, and often cringe-worthy comic series that finds writer Garth Ennis indulging his worst habits while also finding opportunities to remind us that there’s a rockstar of a storyteller underneath all of the gore and dick jokes. It’s almost become a movie on several occasions. Last year, we heard that The Boys was heading to television instead. Now, it looks like it’s going to be a series on Cinemax, shepherded to the screen by many of the same folks who are bringing Preacher (another Ennis comic) to AMC.

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