gatz

You know those “The Great Gatsby parties” that everyone throws that are only vaguely inspired by 1920s fashion and completely miss F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s whole message on decadence and the fallacy of the American dream? The upcoming YouTube Premium series, Gatz, is that, but worse.

This Great Gatsby origin series is being developed at YouTube Premium, which will reimagine the tragic figure in the Fitzgerald classic novel as a mixed-race man, based on some academic theories that posit that Jay Gatsby was mixed race. But because this is an origin story TV series, you can bet that this Jay Gatsby will at least be hot and young, and possibly solving mysteries.

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True Blood musical

We’ve known about a possible musical based on the HBO vampire series True Blood for four years, but details about the project have been hard to come by. Now Alan Ball, the creator of the TV show, has revealed the premise of the new adaptation. Keep reading to learn the latest True Blood musical details. Read More »

Watchmen photos

We’re intensely curious about what Damon Lindelof is cooking up over at HBO with his new Watchmen TV series, but in true mystery box fashion, the creator/showrunner is keeping us largely in the dark about the specifics of what he’s doing. Instead, the Watchmen Instagram account has revealed two new looks at some of the show’s characters, giving us a better view of the masked police officer characters seen in last month’s first look photo. Take a look below. Read More »

elseworlds teaser

After years of skirting around Batman like it was a dirty word, the latest ArrowverseElseworlds” teaser finally drops his name a dozen times. And like Beetlejuice, apparently, the Caped Crusader shows up. But she’s not exactly the one they expected.

Ruby Rose makes her debut as Batwoman in the fifth annual Arrowverse crossover event, “Elseworlds,” which will span episodes of The CW’s The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl. And the latest “Elseworlds” teaser finally shows her in action.

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wayne trailer

Disgruntled teens on the run from oppressive adults, expressing their nihilistic worldview through wry wit and brutal violence, seems to be a popular template these days for a TV show. It worked for Netflix’s critically acclaimed The End of the F***ing World, and now the new YouTube Premium series Wayne looks to capture that lightning in a bottle again.

Produced by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul WernicWayne follows a teen malcontent (Sing Street‘s Mark McKenna) who sets off on the road with his new crush (Ciara Bravo) to take back the vintage car stolen from his dad before he died. See the first Wayne trailer below.

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Game of Thrones Monopoly

If you thought a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly was already enough to drive you and your entire family up the wall, just wait until you get a load of this new Game of Thrones edition of the classic board game.

Hasbro has announced the new Game of Thrones Monopoly, and since there’s a version of the board game branded by almost every conceivable intellectual property in existence, that wouldn’t normally be a big deal However, the new Game of Thrones Monopoly will be the first time ever that a music component has been incorporated into the game board. The music in question is the HBO show’s theme song that plays from the Iron Throne, which holds the game’s cards. Read More »

Mark Englert Parks and Recreation Print

It’s been a few years since Parks and Recreation came a close, leaving the Pawnee National Park in the fully capable hands of none other than Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman). And if you’ve been hoping to commemorate that beautiful moment when the government naysayer finally got his dream job in his hometown, then we have good news.

Shortly after Parks and Recreation came to an end, artist Mark Englert teamed up with Bottleneck Gallery to release a limited edition poster celebrating Pawnee National Park. It sold out pretty quickly and it’s been quite the coveted print among collectors for some time. But now you have your chance to get your hands on an official reprint of the beautiful piece in question, and your money will go to support the Los Angeles Fire Department as they continue to battle the devastating wildfires in California. Read More »

Escape at Dannemora Writer Michael Tolkin Interview

In 2015, Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of Clinton Correctional prison in the town of Dannemora, with the help of Tilly Mitchell. Matt was having an affair with workplace supervisor Mitchell and convinced her to help them escape. They probably never imagined how the breakout would bring them down, let alone become a Showtime miniseries starring Benicio del Toro as Matt, Paul Dano as Sweat and Patricia Arquette as Mitchell.

Ben Stiller directed the eight hour series Escape at Dannemora, written by Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson (Jerry Stahl is also credited on two episodes). Johnson came from reality TV and worked on Castle, Mad Men and Ray Donovan. Meanwhile, Tolkin was a Hollywood screenwriter in demand in the ‘90s, and penned the definitive Hollywood fiction The Player, which became a landmark Robert Altman movie.

Tolkin spoke with /Film before Showtime’s Television Critics Association panel for Escape at Dannemora. In addition to the Showtime series, we discussed his transition from film to television, and some of his early industry work like the Christian Slater skateboard vehicle Gleaming the Cube and the short-lived Animal House TV series Delta House.

Escape at Dannemora premieres Sunday, November 18 at 10pm on Showtime. Read More »

Free YouTube Movies

Maybe you’re familiar with this scenario: you really want to see a certain movie, but it’s not streaming anywhere online. You just paid rent, so you can’t afford to buy it right now. Maybe, in a moment of desperation, you turn to YouTube to see if a version has been uploaded there. It’s not your best moment, but damn it, you really want to watch that movie.

Now YouTube is offering you an alternative to watching a garbage copy of the movie that only takes up half of the screen because it was uploaded illegally. The world’s largest streaming video platform is now offering legitimate versions of nearly 100 films to audiences for free – movies like The Terminator, Legally Blonde, the first five Rocky films, and Hackers.
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doctor who kerblam! review

Doctor Who may very well travel in time and space, what with the shocking timeliness of its latest episode, “Kerblam!” The seventh episode of season 11 delivers a sharp critique of Amazon while tossing in several fun nods to David Tennant and Matt Smith’s eras, in a story that itself plays like a spirited throwback to Doctor Who of yesteryear.

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