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The end of June has been wild for Diddy: First, he got arrested for kettlebell stuff. Then, he reunited the Bad Boy family at the Bet Awards — and fell down a trap door. And now he's teamed up with Pharrell to remind everyone who he is, with "Finna Get Loose," one big feeling you can feel with your ears. (Well, he is many things, but in this scenario: rapper.) The production on this track, courtesy of Pharrell, is undeniably fantastic. The lyrics are ... well, a blend of bland and scary (there is a reference in here to Stephen King's Cujo, whoa!). As a package deal, though, it seems to accomplish its goal — even if the person in the background is panting really hard and should probably receive medical attention instead of dancing. Anyway, as far as reminders go, it's pretty fun. Diddy even goes a little bit »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The Met: BBC One, 9pm
It's the penultimate episode of the series which follows the Metropolitan Police as they safeguard the streets of London.
Tonight, a thief is hanging from a first-floor window after being caught in the act. Meanwhile on the streets of Soho the police are carefully gathering evidence, ready to make their strike against drug dealers and thieves.
True Detective: Sky Atlantic, 9pm
After Ben Caspar's body was dumped, the police are thrown into a full-blown murder investigation - as the series offers its second outing.
With the police now dealing with a murder case, it becomes difficult for them to keep their own demons at bay - and another unexpected shock poses fresh challenges.
Under The Dome: Channel 5, 10pm
The show based on Stephen King's novel about a small community sectioned off under a dome returns for its third season.
After the discovery of the tunnels underneath, »
Game of Thrones is unique in that creator George R.R. Martin wrote one episode per season for Season 1 through Season 4, based on his own novels. Popular author Neil Gaiman is set to carry forward that tradition with American Gods, the new Starz series based on his Hugo and Nebula Award-winning fantasy novel. Producer Bryan Fuller confirmed with Collider that Neil Gaiman has agreed to pen at least a couple of upcoming episodes. He states.
"We are cranking away. Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show."
Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin aren't the only authors who have stepped up and provided teleplays for their adapted work. Stephen King has also written episodes for the popular summer series Under the Dome, which just returned to CBS for Season 3. American Gods, originally published in 2001, follows a war that is brewing between old and new gods, with both mythical »
Time to get cracking on that Netflix queue! A whole bunch of titles are about to disappear in July, including movies like Super Troopers, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Cast Away. Even if you're only halfway through June's new movies, it's time to take a break, because this may be your last chance to see She's All That for a while. Check out the full list of movies and shows below! Expiring July 1 Big Fish Big Top Pee-wee Bowling for Columbine Cast Away Cheech and Chong's Next Movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Four Weddings and a Funeral Fried Green Tomatoes Harper's Island: The Complete Series Jack Frost Louis C.K.: Hilarious Melrose Place 2.0 Melrose Place (Seasons 1-7) Moonstruck Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut Patton Racing Stripes Seven Years in Tibet She's All That Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Space Cowboys Stephen King »
Writer Stephen King is regarded as one of the great masters of suspense (no disrespect to Mr. Hitchcock, of course) and his contribution to entertainment over the five decades has been huge. His thrilling, spooky, and often campy stories have been turned into countless film and TV projects, delighting horror and sci-fi fans alike on-screen since "Carrie" got doused in pig's blood back in 1976.
King has dozens of TV adaptations to his credit, including current CBS hit "Under the Dome," so we think now's a great time to look back at a few standouts. Here are 9 creep-tastic Stephen King TV adaptations worth getting scared by. (Spoiler alert: If you live in a small and sleepy New England town, prepare to be extra freaked out.)
- Alana Altmann
In the world of Toolbox Murders 2, you probably don't want any sharp tools in your shed, let alone the sharpest tool. Toolbox Murders 2 will be released on Blu-ray / DVD August 4th. Also in this round-up: Choose Their Kill, The Sentinel, and The Legacy release details.
Toolbox Murders 2: Press Release: "The handyman of horror is back with a new box of tricks and fear in Toolbox Murders 2, a highly anticipated follow-up to the 2004 Tobe Hooper directed slasher classic. Directed by legendary special effects artist, producer and filmmaker Dean C. Jones (Dark Awakening, X-Men: First Class), Toolbox Murders 2 stars Chauntal Lewis (Séance), Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Brian Krause (Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers), Clifton Powell (Ray), Chris Doyle (Toolbox Murders) and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager). Picking up directly after the shocking events of the previous movie, Toolbox Murders 2 ratchets up the terror as it follows one of Hollywood’s most twisted killers. »
- Tamika Jones
When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.
Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.
As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »
- Derek Anderson
Actor Laurie Metcalf boasts a long, robust career, but this fall will mark only her second foray into horror. Following her turn as the vengeful Debbie Salt (aka Mrs. Loomis) in Scream 2, Metcalf will take over for Elizabeth Marvel in the upcoming stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. Directed by Will Frears, the limited…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Few comics sit at the intersection of “fan beloved,” “industry defining,” and “absolutely impossible to acquire” the way the EC Comics library does. For a while they almost felt like Comics’ very own Holy Grail. On one hand, you’ve got the Tales From The Crypt brand itself, which has left an indelible mark on pop culture with films, cable TV series, Saturday morning cartoons, and a line of revival graphic novels from Papercutz — a proud legacy, to be sure. But on the other hand, you enter into the more nebulous region of pop cultural osmosis, and it’s there that the legend of Bill Gaines’ little comic line that could grows to gargantuan levels. The baby boomers that ate his ghoulish “mags” up in the early ‘50s eventually grew into the genre fiction movers and shakers of the ‘70s and ‘80s — from cult directors like George Romero and Joe Dante, »
- Luke Dorian Blackwood
Want to revisit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" before "Terminator: Genisys" opens? Better do it before July 1, when Netflix says "Hasta la vista" to the 1991 sequel.
And start marathoning these TV classics before they go poof: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-o," "Magnum P.I.," "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," "Melrose Place" and "Wings." Also bid goodbye to the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Langoliers" (1995).
Below is a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in July 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving July 1
"Beauty and the Beast" Seasons 1- »
- Sharon Knolle
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on Netflix
"DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge"
"Game of Thrones" may be done for the year, but there's no need to bid farewell to dragons! "How to Train Your Dragon" heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back in this new Netflix original series premiering June 26. Their mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out never-before-seen dragons, and end the war between Vikings and dragons for good. Watch all 13 episodes starting this Friday.
Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has been groomed for stardom all her life by her overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), and the pressures of fame push her close to the edge. A hot cop named Kaz (Nate Parer) helps her break free, but the people in their lives want them to put their career goals ahead of romance. »
- Gina Carbone
Are you ready to go back "Under the Dome" -- and outside the Dome, around the corner from the Dome, or wherever CBS sends us next? Season 3 of the show that is really not following Stephen King's book at all anymore premieres this Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. with back-to-back episodes. In "Move On" and "But I'm Not," CBS says:
The residents of Chester's Mill appear both inside and outside the Dome following their mysterious encounter in the tunnels beneath the town. As the Dome begins to reveal its ultimate agenda, the townspeople are forced to question what and whom they can trust as fresh threats appear, new residents emerge and surprising alliances form."
On the new residents front, it looks like Marg Helgenberger will guest star as Christine Price, a Chester's Mill resident with insight into the Dome's origins, and Eriq La Salle guest stars as Hektor Martin, »
- Gina Carbone
It's Father's Day, meaning it's time to celebrate the man who gave you everything. Or maybe he didn't! Maybe he took off before you were even born. Maybe he was always away on business. Or maybe he just didn't love you enough. Hopefully none of those were true for you, but if they were: I am so sorry. Let's be real: Father's Day isn't fun and games for everybody. But even if your dad fell short, look at the bright side: at least he didn't try to kill you (I hope!). To afford some perspective, below I've listed five murderous movie dads who will make you immediately run out and buy a card saying "Thanks for always being there, Dad" or "You're the greatest, Dad" or "Thanks for not trying to cut me up into little pieces with an ax, Dad." That last one you're probably going to have to make yourself, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Here’s one kind of horror that Stephen King isn’t a fan of: The real-life horror of gun violence in America. “Carrie” and “It” author King took to Twitter to call for “responsible gun control laws” on Thursday, after the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine dead. King also took aim at those who keep “proudly closed minds” on the issue of gun control. See video: Jon Stewart on Charleston Church Massacre: 'This Wasn't a Tornado, This Is Racist' “Until responsible gun owners support responsible gun control laws, innocent blood will continue to flow,” King wrote. »
- Tim Kenneally
The Way centers on one family involved in a cult-like religious movement as they deal with issues like power, marriage, and the idea of going after the life you want to live. Paul will play opposite lead actress Michelle Monaghan as her husband Eddie Cleary. Eddie will question all he’s come to believe when his faith is challenged at its core.
Hulu announced The Way back in March 2015. Executive produced by Michelle Lee and Emmy-winner Jason Katims, The Way was written by Jessica Goldberg (of Parenthood fame). Hulu’s original series is produced by Katims’ True Jack Productions and Universal Television.
Paul is not the first big-league Hollywood actor to join one of Hulu’s original programming projects. »
- Bree Brouwer
Paul will star opposite Michelle Monaghan, as her husband, Eddie Cleary, a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past who suffers a crisis of faith when all that he’s come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged.
“The Way” follows a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.
The 10-episode project, hailing from Universal Television and Katims’ True Jack Productions, was created by Jessica Goldberg who will write and exec produce the series with “Parenthood” creator Katims and Michelle Lee, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It’s been a rough road for adaptations of some of Stephen King’s biggest books. Rumors of a movie based on King and Peter Straub’s epic The Talisman have floated around for years (with Steven Spielberg attached at one point), but have never come to fruition. Ron Howard tantalized us with what was sure to be an amazing multi-feature version of King’s sprawling dark fantasy series The Dark Tower, but that too has languished in development Hell (although it may be moving forward again). Then Josh Boone came along with plans to update King’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand for a new generation. That project originally earned consternation from fans when it was announced that the 1000+ page novel (the unexpurgated version – King’s...
- Mike Bracken
Are you ready for a miracle?
For those of you who don’t have a clue about what the heck I’m talking about, the Steam Summer Sale is the biggest event for anyone owning a computer.
Basically, Steam (a distribution platform by Valve that allows you to buy and play PC games) throws a summer sale every year. Usually I don’t talk about sales, but this isn’t just any sale. This is the sale for video games. Most games, even the most recent ones, get their prices slashed anywhere from 60-90%. And trust me when I say there are a lot of games and deals to be found.
But with so much goodness as far as the eye can see, sometimes the Steam Summer Sale can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get lost in all of the discounts and wind up blowing your wallet on games you won’t play, »
- Andrew Hudson
I received a press release this morning with the following: "Marvel and Stephen King are proud to announce the next chapter in the bold epic Dark Tower series. Coming this September, The Dark Tower: The Drawing Of The Three –The Lady Of Shadows #1 continues the epic story through the eyes of one of the series fan-favorite characters [Odetta Holmes]. Perfect for new and old fans alike, the rich and vibrant world of the Dark Tower series comes alive like never before! New York Times Bestselling writers Peter David & Robin Furth alongside rising star artist Jonathan Marks bring the action from Mid-World to our world in this exciting new installment! The Gunslinger »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Marvel Comics and Stphen King have announced the next chapter in their Dark Tower comic book series, The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows, is set to get underway this September courtesy of New York Times Bestselling writers Peter David and Robin Furth and rising star artist Jonathan Marks. Here’s the cover to the first issue…
The Gunslinger Roland and his companion Eddie Dean, the troubled young man with the ability to open doors to other worlds are now united. Together, they will find the Dark Tower. But first they must locate the 3rd member of their ka-tet, residing in our world. Enter Odetta Holmes, a wealthy, Civil Rights activist living in the South. But Odetta has a dark secret, and a darker side. To uncover that secret, we’ll have to go back to the beginning…
A bold new chapter begins as »
- Gary Collinson
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