This weekend, the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more. Held at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed online on eight different platforms, the awards show was hosted by Aisha Tyler and featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But no one had a bigger presence than Avengers: Endgame, which walked away with six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr. Otherwise, the awards were spread out pretty evenly throughout the evening.
Get the full list of 2019 Saturn Award winners below. Read More »
Last year, Lupita Nyong’o (right) and Danai Gurira starred in the massive blockbuster hit Black Panther at Marvel Studios. But soon they’ll team up for something much different on the small screen.
HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, has announced a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Americanah, the best-selling novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Not unlike Black Panther, the story has roots in Africa as it follows a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery. Find out more about the Americanah TV series below. Read More »
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Disneyland’s guide to Halloween food is available.
- Details of the Disneyland Paris version of Tower of Terror have been revealed.
- A new Harry Potter show is coming to Universal.
- And more!
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Blood Quantum, the second feature film from Rhymes for Young Ghouls’ Jeff Barnaby, opens with an intense ancient settler’s proverb that reads, in part: “Take heed to thyself, make no treaty with the inhabitants of the land you are entering,” lest a lot of really heinous things happen, apparently.
It’s an ominous and telling start to a film that follows the Mi’gmaq community of Red Crow and their police chief Traylor (a great Michael Greyeyes) just before, during and six months after a zombie outbreak. Soon, the undead apocalypse has decimated the rest of the earth’s population, but the Red Crow are immune to the zombie virus, and they must decide amongst their population whether to allow into the reserve the non-Indigenous people arriving to take shelter from the hordes of undead.
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Last night, Kevin Feige was given the Stan Lee World Builder Award at the 2019 Saturn Awards, honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Feige wasn’t on-hand to accept the award in-person, but he did send along a heartfelt thank you, and he included a special surprise for everyone in attendance and tuning in online.
During his acceptance speech, Kevin Feige announced that there will be a box set released later this year that contains all 23 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that make up what is now called The Infinity Saga. That might not sound like a big deal since all of those movies are available on home video, but this box set will sweeten the collection with deleted scenes and other footage that has been locked up in Marvel’s vault. To tease the kind of footage he’s talking about, Feige introduced an alternate, never-before-seen alternate credits scene for Iron Man, which references Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men. Watch it below. Read More »
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 get ourselves a late-night snack, visit the Far East to go far out, get preggers long after we’re supposed to, see our name in lights, and get excited for another kind movie that’s about hunting humans for sport. Read More »
Was the Marvel and DC Comics crossover from a long time ago considered canon? What Batman story is Frank Miller telling next? Was Leonardo DiCaprio ever actually considered to play Joker? Where will production for The Suicide Squad take place? How old was Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame? Is James Gunn done with Guardians of the Galaxy after Vol. 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- HBO renews The Righteous Gemstones for season 2
- Christian Slater and Amanda Peet lead Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
- Milo Ventimiglia will star in USA’s Evel Knievel limited series
- Awkwafina‘s Comedy Central show taps Natasha Lyonne as one of its many female directors
- And more!
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
It was only five years ago that John Green was all the rage — his brand of angsty sincerity shown in films like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns got the author crowned the king of tumblr. But five years can be an eon in today’s internet culture, and Looking for Alaska feels like it comes a little too late.
But Hulu’s TV series adaptation of the 2005 novel certainly screams “John Green”: There’s the wild, enigmatic girl who becomes a source of fascination for our nondescript protagonist, a group of lovesick friends coming of age, and your requisite cigarette as a fashion accessory. It’s all present in the Looking for Alaska trailer, which you can watch below.
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Don’t call them angels. You wouldn’t like it when you call them angels. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey team up to make one of the oddest musical trios ever for “Don’t Call Me Angel,” a new song created for Elizabeth Banks‘ upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. The girls don black outfits and matching black wings in the Charlie’s Angel music video to tell you exactly what happens when you call them angel.
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