FigmentPop

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Epcot’s 35th-anniversary Funko Pop! Figment figure is now available online.
  • See what Universal Orlando’s haunted houses look like with the lights on.
  • Hear new details on the ongoing federal investigation into Sea World.
  • Disney has reportedly been influencing local elections in Anaheim.
  • Would you like to work for a theme park, or maybe help design one?
  • And more!

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Futurama on Syfy

Crack open a can of Slurm in celebration – Futurama is coming to Syfy. The hit animated show from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening will make its way to the genre-centric channel next month.

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stranger things season 2 trailer breakdown

As the leaves start to turn yellow, the coming of the second season of Stranger Things draws closer. With that comes new locations for the gang to run around in — including the popular arcade we saw in the trailer — and new characters to help fight supernatural beings in Hawkins, Indiana.

To tide us over until October, Stranger Things showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have released script pages from the second season of the Netflix horror series. Included in them are more detailed descriptions of the arcade setting and the new character played by Sadie Sink.

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freaks and geeks

On the September 4, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Brad Oman to talk about television shows that were canceled or ended too soon. 

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

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bumblebee movie volkswagen beetle

Bumblebee is officially going back to being a bug. While the lovable yellow Autobot took on the form of a Chevy Camaro in Michael Bay‘s Transformers films, Bumblebee’s solo spin will see him rocking the rounded hood once again.

We already knew that the ’80s-set Bumblebee movie prequel would have the Autobot in bug form, but we finally got our first look at the Transformer in vehicle mode thanks to a picture from the set.

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A Wrinkle in Time images

Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay is making history as the first black woman to make a $100 million movie with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time. Now the Mouse House has unveiled some dazzling first-look images from the movie, and from these photos alone, it’s clear the director put every penny of that budget to good use.
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Edgar Wright project

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is currently making the press rounds promoting his new music-driven action thriller Baby Driver, which comes out next week. But earlier this month, he dropped a tantalizing hint in an interview about a “crazy” new project he has coming up. What could this mystery Edgar Wright project be?
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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we amble through the fog of war, wonder how many months of rent Wesley Snipes was able to get out of his new movie, wonder aloud whether Julian Assange is just a silver haired twat muffin, and remember Mike Brown as the spark for a revolution. Read More »

I'm Dying Up Here Trailer

There used to be a time when summer was a dead zone when it came to finding good television. But nowadays there’s an overabundance of programming to be found at every turn. Netflix always has something cooking, which means broadcast and cable networks are trying to keep up with great fresh content of their own, and Showtime looks to have something great on their hands.

I’m Dying Up Here is a new one-hour drama series at Showtime that follows an ensemble cast of up and coming comedians in 1970s Los Angeles, when the art of stand-up comedy was seeing a surge in popularity from the stages of comedy clubs to being in front of the curtain on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. A new I’m Dying Up Here trailer showcases even more of the drama and laughs that come from trying to deliver a set that kills, and you can watch it below (but beware of some NSFW language). Read More »

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final ghost in the shell trailer

“You’re the first of your kind,” Juliette Binoche‘s Dr. Ouelet tells Scarlett Johansson‘s human-cyborg hybrid, Major, in the final trailer for Ghost in the Shell. We saved you, and now you save others.”

But Major finds out that her existence is a lie, and goes rogue against the organization that gave her that cyborg body in the recently released trailer for the live-action adaptation. See the trailer below.

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