Stumptown Trailer

With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD coming to an end with the seventh season, new comic book blood is needed to fill ABC’s network timeslots. Unfortunately, most the Marvel action is headed to Disney+, so ABC has grabbed another comic book property that will take them into the TV comfort zone of procedural crime drama.

Stumptown is based on the Oni Press comic of the same name, and it follows Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as a former Marine who has become a disheveled, seemingly directionless private investigator with a good chunk of debt to dig herself out of. That makes her the perfect candidate to get caught up in plenty of random investigations with some seedy criminals and frustrated law enforcement. Watch the Stumptown trailer below for a taste of what’s on the way. Read More »

jacob's ladder remake trailer

The long-delayed remake of Jacob’s Ladder is finally getting released this summer, and there’s now a trailer to prove it. One thing is abundantly clear after watching the footage on display here: this looks absolutely nothing like the original film. It’s commendable to try something new rather than rehashing the same material, but I’m not so sure this is the right direction. Judge for yourself by watching the Jacob’s Ladder remake trailer below.

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Jacob's Ladder remake

I haven’t seen the original Jacob’s Ladder, but as a long-time listener of the movie podcast How Did This Get Made, I feel like I know everything I need to about it. One of that show’s co-hosts, actor Jason Mantzoukas, seems to be constantly wondering if the terrible movies he and fellow hosts watch on the podcast are presenting “Jacob’s Ladder scenarios,” alluding to the twist ending of the 1990 psychological thriller that starred Tim Robbins.

Now it looks like Mantzoukas may have to start clarifying which version of the movie he’s talking about, because a Jacob’s Ladder remake is in the works – but a new report says it’s been delayed from its planned February 2019 release date. Read More »

the intruder trailer

One thing your realtor never warns you about is buying a house from Dennis Quaid. Realtors have no legal obligation to caution prospective homeowners about prior Quaid-ownership, but as The Intruder trailer proves, such knowledge could be useful. Because Dennis Quaid doesn’t like it when you move into his house, folks. And he really doesn’t like it when you start making alterations. And a young couple played by Michael Ealy and Meagan Good are about to learn that the hard way. Watch The Intruder trailer below.

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Jacob's Ladder remake

Jacob’s Ladder recently turned 25 years old. Adrian Lyne‘s (Unfaithful) thriller didn’t perform spectacularly at the box office, but like some of the director’s other films, it’s aged considerably well. Back in 2013, we heard about a Jacob’s Ladder remake, which is finally moving forward with Michael Ealy (Almost Human) in the lead role.

Learn more about the project below.

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Think Like A Man too header

Every once in a while, a film gets a sequel and it makes you think, “The first movie was a hit?” Think Like A Man is one of those. But the 2012 original starring Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union grossed a quiet $91 million dollars and Sony quickly greenlit a sequel. It’s hitting theaters June 20, continuing the story of a group of friends who had some serious relationship issues in the first film. Now, the cast is all back together and they’re in Vegas for a wedding. There, simultaneous bachelor and bachelorette parties threaten relationships once again. Check out the first trailer and poster below. Read More »

‘Almost Human’ Extended Trailer

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The lines between movies and TV continue to blur, and while TV may be the best medium for telling extended stories, the best way to promote those stories can be with a movie-style trailer. So here’s the long trailer for Fox’s Almost Human, which stars Karl Urban as a growling human cop who isn’t so thrilled to be saddled with a very lifelike synthetic partner, played by Michael Ealy.  The show is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, and also features Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka Kelly. Read More »

Almost Human

You’ve seen the ads and trailers for the soon-to-premiere show Almost Human, in which Karl Urban plays a grumbly detective who is partnered with a very lifelike synthetic officer played by Michael Ealy. The two don’t have an easy go of it at first, but you can bet that the series will evolve to a point where the two unlikely allies enjoy a good buddy-buddy repartee.

It’ll be a while before we see how that works out, but now you can watch the first eight minutes of the show. Read More »

Almost Human

The J.J. Abrams television machine keeps working, and its latest project is Almost Human, which is already being billed as a Ro-Bromance. See, the show is kind of like the old Alien Nation conceit, where a grumpy human cop was paired with an alien detective.

But in this case, it’s a grumpy human back from the force after being wounded (Karl Urban plays him) paired with a very human-like “synthetic” partner (well played by Michael Ealy). The Urban’s cop doesn’t really like his partner at first — part of his recovery from being wounded includes his own synthetic body parts, which he’s not psyched about — and the pilot traces their first uneasy days together, and naturally suggests ways they might be able to get along.

The show’s debut has been pushed to mid-November, and we’ve got a full trailer which you can see below. Read More »

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Almost Human

Guessing how a TV show will turn out before the first episode even airs is a fool’s errand. Even so, some pilots boast premises or talents so promising we can’t help but be intrigued, and one we’ve been particularly curious about is Fox’s J.H. Wyman-created, J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human.

Set several decades into the future, the sci-fi drama centers around human cop John Kennex (Karl Urban) and the humanoid android partner, Dorian (Michael Ealy), who’s assigned to him. Russ and I were able to catch a version of the pilot, and you can hit the jump to see our reaction.

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