Christopher Tolkien Resigns

Even as the Lord of the Rings movies garnered critical praise, made billions of dollars, and won fistfuls of Oscars, one man was very unhappy with the films: Christopher Tolkien. The son of author J.R.R. Tolkien was an outspoken critic of Peter Jackson’s take on his father’s fantasy novels and, as the director of the Tolkien estate, stood in the way of other Middle-Earth-centric stories being told on the big and small screen.

But now, Christopher Tolkien has resigned as director of the Tolkien estate and that means more movies and shows (and possibly projects beyond that) set in this legendary fantasy world may come to pass.

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deadly class first look

Deadly Class is the latest comic book to make the jump from the page to screen and Syfy could have a real winner on their hands. Rick Remender and Wesley Craig’s soul-searing tale of high school life in an academy for young assassins has been one of my favorite comics since it debuted in 2014, and a first look at the television adaptation’s cast reveals a group of kids who are in for a very rough couple of years.

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Galaxy Quest TV show

Back in August, we learned that actor/writer Paul Scheer had been hired by Amazon to write a TV adaptation of the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, a movie about a group of washed-up actors who used to star on a Star Trek-style sci-fi show who are swept up into a real space adventure. This is great news – Scheer’s comedic sensibilities are a perfect match for that world.

Yesterday, I had a chance to sit down and speak with him about his role in The Disaster Artist. While that full interview will be published closer to that film’s release, he gave me an update on Galaxy Quest that fans will be very excited to hear. He confirmed that the show will continue the story of the characters from the movie, and it’ll include two separate casts whose adventures merge as the season progresses. Read on for everything we know about the Galaxy Quest TV show so far.
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Stranger Things 2 detail

The first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things ends with Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) leaving some Eggos in a box in the woods. The implication: he’s the only person who knows Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) survived her battle with the Demogorgon, and that’s going to factor into season 2 in a big way.

Those two characters have a unique relationship in the second season, and now the internet has spotted a Stranger Things 2 detail that deepens their connection even further.
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star trek discovery into the forest I go 1

The last 2017 episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” has put several things to bed, while only keeping us gleefully agitated until the next half of the season. Let’s just hit spore drive and jump right into it.

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punisher trailer

Marvel and Netflix are together again for The Punisher, the latest in their ever-expanding TV saga that exists on the fringes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time, the focus is on Jon Bernthal’s heavily-armed vigilante Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, introduced in Daredevil season 2. While many films have tried to bring the Marvel comic book character to life, none of them have ever hit the mark. Can the Netflix Punisher succeed where the films failed? 

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Lord of the Rings TV show

Update: Some new information has come out about how much Amazon paid for the rights to this property, and you can read about that at the bottom of this article. Our original piece follows.

That didn’t take long. It was only a few days ago that we wrote about Amazon being in talks with the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien to adapt the beloved fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings into a TV series for Prime Video. Now, the company has confirmed that deal is definitely happening. Not only that, the show is getting a multi-season commitment, and we know that it’ll be set before the events depicted in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed movie adaptation. Read on for everything we know about the Lord of the Rings TV show so far.
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Deadwood movie

Here’s another reason to crawl out of bed in the morning. Or at least, an excuse to to stay in bed and try to hibernate for the next year or so. A new report claims that HBO is finally ready to move forward with the long-planned Deadwood movie, with cameras possibly rolling late next year.

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Tiffany Haddish Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish became the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live (previously Maya Rudolph hosted, but she was an improvisational comic and not a stand-up act). Haddish brought ample energy tot he late night sketch program in her hosting debut, and she had was more confident than some of the most seasoned talents who have taken the stage in Studio 8H. Though the show surrounding her wasn’t raucously hilarious, it was a solid episode of SNL that allowed Haddish to really show off her comedy skills.

We run through the best and worst sketches of the Tiffany Haddish hosted Saturday Night Live below.

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Andrew Kreisberg Suspended

The nightmare that is Hollywood’s epidemic of sexual harassment continues with another series of accusations surfacing in the world of comic book television.

Andrew Kreisberg, the executive producer of the Arrowverse television programs Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, has been suspended after the Warner Bros. Television Group learned of several allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct brought to light by 15 women and four men who have worked with him.

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