If you were to sit down and hammer out a list of the best modern television shows that feel like they represent everything the medium can accomplish while quietly pushing media and culture to another level with their prodding, impossible-to-exaggerate greatness, HBO‘s Deadwood would be in the top five. Top three, if you decide to not kid yourself. It was a good show. You should watch it. Call your parents and get their HBO Go password, kids.
Unfortunately, David Milch‘s profane, beautiful and immersive western series was cancelled too early, concluding after three seasons with a final episode that was a fine season finale but a lackluster series finale. But now, HBO says that the series will finally get to go out in a blaze of glory with a proper Deadwood movie. Which is great news! But temper your expectations, hold on to your horses, etc. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this kind of news.
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Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Many of the young girls who are enjoying My Little Pony at this moment probably won’t have any interest in the big screen version that is officially set to arrive in 2017. They’ll have grown up and moved onto other things. Maybe they’ll be old enough to be going on dates and sneaking out behind the school to try the cigarettes they stole from their parents. They’ll have other things on their minds. However, little kids will always love colorful talking horses and there will be a new batch of adoring fans waiting to experience the big screen adventures of Rainbow Dash and her posse in two years.
Meanwhile, the grown men who are also devoted to this franchise have just set a countdown clock.
Hit the jump for more on the My Little Pony movie release date.
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Plenty of television shows have crossed over from the United Kingdom into the United States in the form of remakes, but early next year, one favorite 80s show from across the pond will be making its way to the big screen instead.
Dad’s Army is an adaptation of the comedy series of the same name from the 1960s and 1970s, following a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers as they prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II. But in the movie starring Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon and Catherine Zeta Jones, they’re on the lookout for a spy among their ranks, and a new Dad’s Army trailer shows they may not be the best equipped team for the job. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
You can’t bring up Man of Steel on the internet without wading into some kind of big argument about the moral implications of Superman punching buildings or how Marvel is better or some other kind of nonsense. But surely we can all agree that the film’s prologue, set on the planet Krypton shortly before its destruction, is pretty fantastic stuff? (Ed. note: No. But go on.) In just a few scenes, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer craft an entire science fiction world that demands further exploration. Any movie that features Russell Crowe dodging laser blasts while astride a giant bug-dragon is okay by us.
So the idea of an entire TV series set on Krypton, titled, uh, Krypton, sounds appealing, even if the ending is pre-determined by Superman lore (Spoiler alert: everyone dies). And while it’s been a year since the show was officially announced, Goyer has revealed in a new interview that yes, the show is still in the works, thanks for asking.
Check out Goyer’s Krypton series update after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A Power Rangers movie is happening and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. They’ve gone and started casting the Rangers and everything. See what your nostalgia hath wrought, children of the ’90s?
Director Dean Israelite‘s upcoming take on the beloved – if not necessarily good – television series already found its Pink Ranger in Terra Nova actress Naomi Scott, but now it’s gone and found itself a Red Ranger. Chances are strong that you haven’t heard of Dacre Montgomery, but chances are stronger that he was probably just a collection of scattered DNA particles swirling around inside his parents when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers originally debuted in 1993. Insert your own “This makes me feel old!” joke here.
Read on about the new Red Ranger actor after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits, we take a look at:
- Jurassic World‘s really crazy Blu-ray and DVD promotion.
- How Iron Sky 2 is defying typical distribution.
- A Korean superstar joins Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
- Paul Verhoeven teases a Showgirls 2.
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back rounds out its cast.
And more, after the jump.
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Is Mattel developing a big-screen adaptation of the popular Tyco toy line Dino-Riders, which launched in the late 1980’s?
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Ever since Lionsgate picked up the rights to Power Rangers, the project has been described as a reboot. However, there have been rumblings that the story would somehow keep the mythology of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and all the versions that followed intact. When plot details surfaced over the summer, we learned how the original Power Rangers would be utilized in a big action sequence opening the movie. But it turns out some of those details may not have been very accurate.
A new batch of Power Rangers plot details from the opening of the movie, including the villains involved and a link to previous iterations of the team, have painted a different picture, and it sounds much more satisfying for longtime fans of the series. However, beware of spoilers from here on out! Read More »
UPDATE: A representative from Sony Pictures Animation has reached out to say that the Tracking Board’s report on Danger Mouse is “inaccurate and unfounded” and there is no deal in place for a movie at this time. The original story follows.
Our friends across the pond just recently got to see the reboot of the 80s animated series Danger Mouse, which originated in the United Kingdom in the 80s, and it sounds like a feature film adaptation isn’t far behind.
A Danger Mouse movie is now set up at StudioCanal and Sony Pictures Animation with Neal Moritz at Original Film and Fremantle Media behind it. However, the movie may not have any ties to the newly rebooted animated series. Read More »