krypton cancelled

Much like the planet Krypton itself, Krypton has been destroyed. The Syfy Superman prequel set on the Man of Steel’s homeworld has been canceled after two seasons. And that’s not the only bad news for Krypton fans. Lobo, a spin-off of the series that was in the works at Syfy, is no longer moving forward. There’s always a chance Krypton might find a home somewhere else, though.

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deadly class

Earlier this month, Syfy cancelled Deadly Class, its adaptation of the Image Comics title about a homeless teen who’s recruited to a private school where the world’s top crime families send their heirs to prepare to take over the family business. And though there was a tiny sliver of hope that the show could find another home at a different network, that hope has now been extinguished.

Rick Remender, the writer/executive producer of the show and the writer of the comic on which it’s based, took to Twitter to confirm the sad news for fans: Deadly Class is dead. Read More »

the banana splits movie trailer

Plenty of filmmakers have been accused of destroying people’s childhoods, but Syfy is taking that concept to a new level with The Banana Splits Movie. The furry costumed animals of the ’60s live-action Hanna-Barbera series are coming back with a vengeance — literally. No longer happy-go-lucky children’s performers, the furry foursome Fleegle the Beagle, Bingo the Gorilla, Drooper the Lion, and Snorky the Elephant are now homicidal monsters ready to wreak havoc. Watch Syfy’s The Banana Splits movie trailer below.

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Lobo TV show

DC has been trying to make a Lobo movie for years, but the foul-mouthed intergalactic bounty hunter is coming to the small screen first in Krypton season 2. Now a new report says the character will be hanging out in the TV realm for a while longer, because Syfy is developing a Lobo TV show that will function as a spin-off of Krypton. But what about that movie? Read More »

Happy interview

A trio of shows have been given the axe on cable and streaming today. SyFy has canceled their darkly comedic series Happy! and the freshman assassin series Deadly Class. Meanwhile, Amazon has given the axe to their con man series Sneaky Pete after three seasons. However, a couple of these shows have the chance of being saved. Read More »

The Magicians Season 4 Finale Review

Wow.

I came into the Season 4 finale of The Magicians ready for some major shit to go down, especially since showrunners John McNamara and Sera Gamble have been hinting that this finale will be particularly intense, and intense it was.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!

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The Magicians The Secret Sea Review

The two major story arcs this season of The Magicians—the journey of the Eliot-Monster and the Library’s steady descent toward fascism—come together in a murderous way this episode and tee up next week’s finale to be one full of more murders. Who will be killed next week, however, remains to be seen: Will the old gods die, hunted down by the Evil Eliot and Evil Julia? Will Quentin and Alice die as they face off against the evil siblings? Will Kady allow herself to be poisoned to death in order to be with Penny40 (was she the one Penny40 saw in the elevator in an earlier episode)? Will Eliot and Julia regain control of their bodies or will they become annihilated by the entities that possess them? Will Josh be a fish forever?

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The Magicians The 4-1-1 Review

“The 4-1-1” begins with a lot of the gang back together in New York City, a rare moment on this ensemble show, and one—given all the storylines that need to be tied up in the last three episodes—that’s necessarily short-lived. After Margo debriefs Quentin, Julia, Penny23 and Alice on her musical journey to the desert (she has ice axes to kick the evil god out of Eliot!), the crew splits into different groups again with seemingly disparate missions.

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Magicians All That Hard Glossy Armor Review

This season’s much anticipated musical episode of The Magicians has some great song covers, which range from sweet ballads to empowering anthems. On the softer side, there’s Hale Appleman serenading Summer Bishil with Al Jolson’s and Bing Crosby’s “Beautiful Dreamer,” as well as getting his groove on to The Pretenders’ “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” On the louder side, we have members of the gang (well, projections of the gang from Margo’s mind) triumphantly singing Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again,” and Gnarls Barkley’s “Storm Coming.”

All the songs, however, reflect Margo’s introspective journey while she’s in the desert searching for magic to save Eliot and, as almost an aside, liberating a desert community (and wrongly imprisoned red sand demons) from oppressive, patriarchal rulers. Read More »

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Happy interview

When your film credits include the Crank movies, Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Mom and Dad, it’s hard to imagine getting any crazier than director Brian Taylor already has. But the first season of Taylor’s Syfy series Happy! featured kidnapped children, a three-headed dog, a killer Santa Claus, and the alcoholic corrupt cop as the good guy.

Based on the comic by Grant Morrison, Happy! is back for a second season and Taylor promises it’s 10 times crazier. Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) has retired from the force and is trying to get sober. He’s getting to know his daughter Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo), and her former imaginary friend Happy (Patton Oswalt) is now Nick’s. There’s also exploding nuns and desecration of chocolate Easter bunnies.

Taylor spoke with /Film by phone about the new season of Happy!, his upcoming Brave New World series for USA, and why he won’t do a safe, studio friendly Crank 3. Read More »