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kylo ren origins

Star Wars fans are a vocal bunch. So The Rise of Kylo Ren writer Charles Soule is forewarning fans that they may not all be pleased with how the Kylo Ren origins story goes down in his new comic book.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December, Disney is releasing a new Marvel comic detailing Ben Solo’s journey to the Dark Side in a four-part comic series written by Soule and drawn by Will Sliney. With the first issue set to hit shelves in December, Soule feels it’s important to warn fans of the brooding villain that all may not go as they want or expect it to.

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15 Years Ago, ‘Lost’ Changed Television Forever

Lost anniversary

An eye opens, widening as it takes in its surroundings. A man with a five o’clock shadow is lying down in the middle of a forest, nearly gasping for air. He’s wearing a suit and looks entirely at odds with the remote setting. And then, a dog saunters by. The man gets up and seems to realize how he’s arrived here, his confused gait turning into a headlong run. Upon exiting the forest, he passes one person, then another, as silence turns into deafening background noise. There are the remnants of a commercial plane on the sand of a tropical beach, where the man and every other survivor of the crash has landed.

Such was the beginning of the ABC TV series Lost, and the beginning of a brave new world where the demarcation points between television and film began blurring.  Read More »

Indiana Jones 5 writer

It’s been a long road of development for Indiana Jones 5 so far. The project was first officially announced early in 2017, and at the time it was slated for release in the summer of 2019. Obviously that didn’t happen, and now the movie is slated for release in July 9, 2021. But before that’s even possible, there needs to be a script, and it doesn’t seem like anyone can settle on what the story should be.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull writer David Koepp was the first scribe brought on board to take a crack at Indiana Jones 5. Since then, the sequel has changed hands just as much as the Ark of the Covenant, but now Koepp himself has confirmed that he’s working on the script again. What is going on here?! Read More »

fractured review

This review may contain mild spoilers.

Brad Anderson really hates hospitals. You can’t blame him, really. They may technically be places of healing, but they’re also places of death, pain, disease, and misery. Places where we’re born, and places where – more often than not – we die. Anderson burst onto the scene in 2001 with his spooky indie Session 9, about a potentially haunted abandoned mental hospital. His underrated Stonehearst Asylum also focused on a still-operational, but just as spooky hospital. Now Anderson is back with Fractured, a film full of sterile environments, long white hallways, and medical professionals with shifty eyes. Something is very wrong in this hospital – but nothing is as it seems.

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A Christmas Carol Musical Movie

It’s the first day of fall, but here we are talking about the most wonderful time of year thanks to news of Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds teaming up for a musical reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale A Christmas Carol. But this will likely be unlike any adaptation we’ve seen before, since the filmmakers behind this take come from the world of straight-up comedy – and sometimes even R-rated laughs. Find out more about the A Christmas Carol musical movie below. Read More »

With credits that include Community, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Sarah Silverman Program and so much more, Rob Schrab has become a go-to director for television comedy. But his experience in the comic book world, as well as his screenplay for the creepy family horror film Monster House, make him a great fit for Shudder’s revival of Creepshow. When we visited the set earlier this year, Schrab was deep into directing his segment for the anthology horror series. Titled “Bad Wolf Down,” it follows a squad of American soldiers during World War II who are pinned down by Nazis…but it’s a full moon, they’re werewolves, they are not going down without a fight.

On the set, we saw Schrab’s line-up of lycanthropes, which included tributes to The Wolf Man, The Howling, and American Werewolf in London. He cheekily dubbed them the “Avengers” of werewolves and was able to elaborate when we caught up with him on the phone a few weeks later.

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The Deeper You Dig Review

There is a palpable love that radiates deep within The Adams’ latest film, and it is not just because the production is a family affair. A story reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, the marital duo Toby Poser and John Adams direct, write, produce, and star in The Deeper You Dig–a film at Fantastic Fest 2019 that explores grief, guilt, and determination within the fragile boundaries of life and death. Read More »

fleabag season 3

There were a lot of winners at last night’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, but none won bigger than Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s razor-sharp dark comedy series about a grief-stricken, sexually promiscuous woman trying to survive in modern London was a sleeper sensation this year, earning critical acclaim and awakening many a fan’s love for Hot Priests.

But the series came to a definitive end with the bittersweet second season, with Waller-Bridge ruling out a possibility of a Fleabag season 3. And that’s how it will stay, Waller-Bridge confirmed to reporters, clutching her many trophies in hand at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

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frozen 2 trailer

Disney has debuted a new Frozen 2 trailer just in time for fall, a season that will be a key element in the sequel to the wildly popular 2013 fantasy-adventure movie. Leaves are a-swirling and wreaking havoc on the kingdom of Arendelle in Frozen 2, leading sisters Elsa and Anna to embark on a quest to save their kingdom and unearth the secrets to Elsa’s powers. Along the way, they meet a host of new characters, who are revealed along with their voice actors in the new Frozen 2 trailer.

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Dark Phoenix Honest Trailer

This past summer, the X-Men franchise as it existed at 20th Century Fox came to an end. But Marvel’s mutants didn’t go out with a bang, but with the whimper of a new take on a story they already tried to tell back in 2006, and they even brought c0-writer Simon Kinberg back and let him direct this time.

Dark Phoenix tried to pack one of the best X-Men storylines from Marvel Comics into a movie that also had the burden of bidding farewell to Professor X, Magneto and the loyal bands of mutants that have been following them for nearly two decades. Unfortunately, this movie missed the mark in nearly every single way, barely registering as a sequel, let alone the end of one of the biggest superhero franchises of the 21st century. Or as the Dark Phoenix trailer succinctly puts it, maybe it was a bad idea to put so much emphasis on Mystique just because she was played by Jennifer Lawrence. Read More »