Comic-Con ScareDiego 2018

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.”
  • Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette.
  • Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S.
  • Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China.
  • V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show.
  • Buyers are flocking to Rambo V.
  • David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please.
  • It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster.
  • Cobra Kai episode 1 has passed 50 Million views on YouTube.

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Halloween at Pixar

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how the employees celebrate Halloween at Pixar and get jealous that your company isn’t nearly as cool. Plus, a video essay explores what’s so great about Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and comedy duo The Merkins give a familiar Backstreet Boys tune a movie slasher music video makeover. Read More »

Deja Vu - Denzel Washington - Movies Leaving Netflix

Summer is coming to an end, and as the temperature cools down as we head into fall, you’re going to want to snuggle up on your couch and kick back with some Netflix. But for some of the titles in the streaming library, you’ll want to check them off your queue sooner rather than later, because September will see some solid movies and TV shows leaving Netflix.

Check out the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in September 2017 below. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy opening scene

How a film opens says a lot about its style and tone, and can turn people off or make them sit forward in their seats with curiosity. This week’s big new release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has a hard act to follow; its 2014 predecessor had a memorable opening in which hero Peter Quill/Star-Lord dances through an alien world, blasting “Come and Get Your Love” on his old Walkman. As we wait to see if Vol. 2 lives up to the original, let’s look at 15 of the best opening scenes in movies.
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big bang theory

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12.
  • MTV may be rebooting Scream with season 3.
  • Penelope Cruz has joined American Crime Story season 3.
  • Comedy Central has granted Detroiters a second season.
  • Amazon is cooking up a new comedy from the director of Sausage Party.
  • Peter Sarsgaard joins The Looming Tower.
  • NBC reveals the first trailer for Midnight, Texas.

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the exorcist ben daniels

Here’s the thing about the television adaptations of The Exorcist and Scream – they both sound like terrible ideas. They booth reek of desperation, of television networks dragging a popular and familiar name kicking and screaming into another medium, hoping that name recognition alone will attract an audience. In the age of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, an age where horror on television has actually become popular, these shows feel like they should be the half-assed attempts to cash in on the small screen’s current obsession with things that go bump in the night.

But this is the point where I choke on my words, eat my hat, etc. Fox’s television riff on The Exorcist and MTV’s reinvention of Scream are not only good, but they’re also two horror-themed shows I’d actually recommend above the other major players in the genre this Halloween. I’m as surprised as anyone when I say that if you can only find time for two spooky shows to binge-watch during the season of the witch, pick these.

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scream season 2 trailer

I rolled my eyes harder than anyone when it was revealed that MTV was making a new television series based on the Scream movies. However, a few trusted friends and colleagues have told me that my negativity was misplaced. I have yet to actually eat my words, but enough serious horror fans have informed me that my decision to not watch the first season of this show was a poor one and that the negative early reviews were off-base. With the new season arriving later this month, it seems that I officially have a fire lit under me to actually watch this show, even if it’s just an excuse for me to tell everyone that they’re wrong.

Igniting that fire is the new trailer for the show’s second season, which gives away some of the first season’s biggest plot twists. Tread carefully if spoilers matter to you and you haven’t caught up with season one quite yet.

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Mondo Texas Frightmare

Today begins another round of Texas Frightmare Weekend, the annual horror convention that has been going for 11 years now. This year is a special one for horror fans, because it marks the 20th anniversary of Wes Craven‘s genre redefining Scream, which will be getting a special screening at the event. And with it comes a special new Mondo print paying tribute to the slasher.

But those aren’t the only Mondo goodies that Texas Frightmare attendees will be able to get their hands on. There will also be new prints for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jaws, The Conjuring and White Zombie. Check out all of the Mondo Texas Frightmare prints below. Read More »

The Muppets

MTV’s Scream and ABC’s The Muppets may not seem to have a whole lot in common at first glance. But both are revivals of beloved properties, which debuted this year to much fanfare. Both attracted lots of attention thanks to their familiar brand names, but struggled creatively and ultimately disappointed in the ratings. And as of this week, both are trying to course-correct under brand-new showrunners.  Read More »

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movies leaving netflix

It’s that time again: a bunch of movies are getting ready to depart Netflix. That means you only have a few days to catch up with a batch of masterpieces, interesting curiosities, fascinating disasters, and other films worth your time. After all, once they leave streaming, you’ll actually have to get off the couch and put a DVD in the player and ugh, who wants to do that in 2015?

Check out our recommendations for movies leaving Netflix to watch (as well as a complete list of what’s departing) after the jump.

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