Stranger Things

Unlike some of the kid-led adventure movies of the 1980s it evoked, Stranger Things spent quite a bit of time with the adults during the first season of the popular series. Ross and Matt Duffer‘s decision to do so paid off because of Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who, in particular, helped make season one of the sci-fi show significantly more dramatic. Hopper is returning for the second season of Stranger Things, which Harbour teased at New York Comic-Con along with star Millie Bobby Brown.

Neither actor revealed any plot details — why would they? — but Harbour discussed what we should expect from some of the characters. Below, read what the actor had to say about the Stranger Things season two relationships. (Note: SPOILERS are ahead.)

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In today’s Stranger Things bits:

  • Behind-the-scenes photos from season one.
  • Pictures of a familiar set being worked on for season two.
  • Covers of the theme song, including one from Tangerine Dream.
  • The kids being adorable on late night television

Find all that and more in all the Strangers Things bits after the jump.

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Stranger Things

Earlier this morning, Netflix finally announced that they have renewed Stranger Things for a second season. They accompanied the announcement with a Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer to get you in the mood, while providing cyptic clues as to what to expect in the upcoming nine episodes. And now The Duffer Brothers have revealed new details about Stranger Things season 2. Hit the jump to learn the details.
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stranger things vhs

The love for Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to flood the Internet. Most people have responded more than enthusiastically to the Duffer Brothers’ entertaining throwback to the 1980s, which will return for a second season.

Until Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Sherrif Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) come back to the small screen, we can expect plenty of more fan made t-shirts, posters, and more for the hit sci-fi series in the meantime.

Below, check out the Stranger Things point-and-click video game and its VHS cover in this edition of Stranger Things bits.

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stranger things questions

Netflix’s latest television series Stranger Things is filled with mystery and leaves viewers with many fun questions. Having just binge-watched my way through the first season post-Comic Con, I found myself searching the web to obtain some answers. What follows is a list of 11 questions (eleven? how appropriate) and the possible answers compiled from quotes fro  many interviews with showrunners/writers/directors The Duffer Brothers and producer Shawn Levy, and we also dive into some fan theories from various forums. In addition to your burning Stranger Things questions, we take a look at what season two of the series might bring. Are you ready?

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Winona Ryder in Homefront

Winona Ryder is Netflix’s newest star. Along with David Harbour, she’s just signed on to lead a supernatural drama series brewing at the company. Formerly titled Montauk, the show comes from Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines). Karl Gadjusek (Last Resort) serves as showrunner and Shawn Levy executive produces. Find all the details on the Winona Ryder Netflix project after the jump.  Read More »

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Paul Rudd will star in My Idiot Brother, an indie comedy that will have the actor as “an idealist, dealing with his overbearing mother, who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.” Is it any wonder that producers of Little Miss Sunshine are behind this one?

Jesse Peretz directs from a script by Evgenia Peretz (his sister) and David Schisgall. The sisters aren’t yet cast, but we should hear those names soon, as the film shoots next month. [THR]

After the break, new cast for Tilda, Deathgames, and a ‘Fight Club meets werewolves’ movie. Read More »

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Because I know that casting news on the delayed remake of Footloose is what you’re all more hungry for than anything else, here’s the only casting note that matters this week: Thomas Dekker (Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Kaboom, A Nightmare on Elm Street) is apparently the latest top candidate to play ‘Two Degrees of Kevin Bacon,’ as, if cast, he’d step into the shoes of Bacon’s classic character from the original film.

Zac Efron and Chace Crawford have both been linked to the film, but in the last few months they’ve passed, and the directorial baton has been handed from Kenny Ortega to Craig Brewer. This isn’t hard and fast casting, though, so there’s still a chance  (There’s also an open casting call for guys 18 and up to play high schoolers.) [LAT]

After the break, better news, because it doesn’t involve the Footloose remake. Read More »

Tom Wilkinson and David Harbour Join The Green Hornet

the green hornet casting

Columbia Pictures has sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet. Hidden in the press release are details of a couple previously unannounced cast members, including Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, In The Bedroom) and David Harbour (Revolutionary Road, Quantum of Solace), as well as confirming the previous unconfirmed casting report of Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica). The press release notes that Nicolas Cage is still in negotiations to appear as the film’s villain.

Wilkinson worked with Gondry previously on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. No information has been revealed as to what role any of the three mentioned actors will play in the film. Read the full press release after the jump.

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