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Words can not begin to express how excited I was when The X-Files was confirmed to be returning for the first time since 2007, and on TV since 2002. It has been the piece of entertainment closest to my heart since I was a child. I have watched it countless times. I even do a podcast in which I’m talking all 200+ episodes over what will probably end up taking several years. There is no TV show I venerate, or will ever venerate more. Season 10 therefore was manna from heaven; almost a decade after convincing myself we’d never see a conclusion to Fox Mulder & Dana Scully’s story, having to make do with non-canon (if enjoyable) comics or even, in many case, writing my own fan fiction scripted conclusion (I’ll stop with the self promotion now, promise!), we at last had what »
- Tony Black
While adaptations of comic books and other popular brands most often drum up big business at the box office, that isn't always the case. One of the most infamous flops over the past few years was 20th Century Fox's Dragonball Evolution, which earned just $9.3 million domestically and $57.4 million worldwide back in 2009, while posting a horrid 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just over seven years after the movie hit theaters, the movie's screenwriter, Ben Ramsey is apologizing for such a bad attempt at making something worthwhile.
The screenwriter was contacted by Derek Padula, who runs the fan blog The Dao of Dragonball. Derek Padula had initially called the screenwriter to interview him for a book he's writing entitled USA Dbz, which will have a chapter devoted to telling the untold story of Dragonball Evolution. Ben Ramsey responded with a heartfelt apology to Dragonball Z fans everywhere, which you can check out below. »
Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of The X-Files™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
The X-Files – The Complete Series Blu-ray Boxset
Now for the first time on Blu-ray™, The X-Files – The Event Series and the original nine seasons of this electrifying show can be yours to own! Assigned the FBI’s most challenging cases, special agents »
- ComicMix Staff
Fox reopened The X-Files earlier this year as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprised the roles of Mulder and Scully for more paranormal investigations with The X-Files: The Event Series (a.k.a. season ten), and now 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has released details of the Blu-ray release and special features.
Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the »
- Gary Collinson
For those that missed Mulder and Scully’s return or want to experience it again, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The X-Files event series on Blu-ray and DVD on June 14th with an impressive list of bonus features.
Also scheduled for a June 14th release is The X-Files – The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set—an updated version of the Blu-ray Collector’s Set that has been expanded to include the event series:
Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these »
- Derek Anderson
The Truth Is Still Out There on Blu-ray & DVD this June 14! The Complete The X-Files Series Boxset featuring every season on Blu-ray will also be available this summer. Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of The X-Files is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return to reinhabit their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully's boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon. And it still remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
Last season on FX's American Horror Story, singer Lady Gaga made her TV acting debut, playing The Countess on the critically-acclaimed anthology series. We reported in November that FX renewed the series for Season 6. No story details have been revealed, nor have we heard about any returning cast members. Earlier today, Lady Gaga confirmed in a radio interview on the Elvis Duran Show that she is coming back this year. The actress/singer couldn't share much else, though.
"I can't promise you how or when or anything like that. Ryan will kill me if I tease anything else about it."
Each season of American Horror Story has been set in a different location and time period, but the network hasn't confirmed where the show will be set this coming season. FX president John Landgraf did reveal at the TCA winter tour that the new season would be set in present day, »
Warning: The following contains spoilers for The X-Files revival finale.
Unlike you, we got to talk to series creator Chris Carter immediately after the episode aired. And because we are much more benevolent overlords than Cigarette Smoking Man, we’re happy to bring you the highlights of the conversation.
But first, just on the off-chance that hypnoregression therapy is messing with your memory/making you think you’re a Civil War soldier, »
A review of tonight's The X-Files finale — and thoughts on the revival as a whole — coming up just as soon as I've sequenced my own genome... Chris Carter created The X-Files. He created Mulder and Scully. He cast Duchovny and Anderson. He dreamed up the mythology, and the Monster of the Week structure that alternated with it. He hired Glen Morgan, James Wong, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, Darin Morgan, Howard Gordon, and everyone else who walked through that writers room. Chris Carter is responsible for so much that made The X-Files an all-time classic. Chris Carter should also never write or direct another episode of the show, assuming the actors agree to return for another abbreviated season. Of the revival's six episodes, one was great ("Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"), one was very good ("Home Again"), one was mediocre at best ("Founder's Mutation"), and three were awful. What do »
- Alan Sepinwall
Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 2 by Dan Bullock, February 2016.
While the opening episode re-established who everyone was, what happened in the past, and who these new people were in The X-Files universe, we kick off ‘Founder’s Mutation’ with a classic-style beginning where something extreme and mysterious is unquestionably occurring. Following Scientist Dr Sanjay’s (Christopher Logan) unusual behaviour in a boardroom meeting, we learn he’s been hearing high-pitched noises and before we really know why, he locks himself in a secure room and stabs himself through the head with a letter opener. Nice. Cue title sequence.
Initially the investigation continues the vibe of the first chapter, where our leads appear a little too self-aware. It’s coupled with a reminder of their relationship, explaining that their son that was given up for adoption and although visually impressed with a change through time sequence, it’s all revealed »
- Dan Bullock
"You are responsible!" blares a sign posted on a side street in West Philadelphia. Seconds later, a fire hose blasts the message away. How's that for emphasis? It's a perfect note on which to begin "Home Again," the fourth episode of the X-Files miniseries, which is unapologetically blunt with its themes and emotions. Written and directed by co-executive producer Glen Morgan — who, along with James Wong, penned many of the original series' strongest installments — this is a story soaked in blood, sweat, and tears.Let's start with blood. Joseph Cutler (Alessandro Juliani) is a mid-level bureaucrat in the City of Brotherly Love, tasked with rounding up homeless people to make way for gentrification. He's the kind of unsympathetic pencil pusher who might as well have "Just doin' my job" tattooed on his forehead. But surely even he doesn't deserve the punishment meted out in the episode's tense and atmospheric »
- Keith Uhlich
A review of tonight's The X-Files coming up just as soon as I do stairs in three-inch heels... "I don't care about the big questions right now, Mulder." -Scully The title "Home Again," and the presence of Glen Morgan as writer and director, fueled speculation that this episode would be a sequel to the grossest X-Files of them all: the Morgan and James Wong-scripted "Home," about the family of inbred killers. The "Home Again" Monster of the Week is pretty disgusting in its own right, and the episode even features a brutal murder ironically scored to a mid-20th century pop tune (in this case, Petula Clark's "Downtown"). But the hour instead turns out to be a sequel to a few other Morgan/Wong episodes, most notably season 2's "One Breath," with Mulder at the bedside of a comatose Scully. On a purely Motw level, "Home Again" was »
- Alan Sepinwall
The X-Files revival is finally starting to feel more confident. Now, if it can just stop shoe-horning in references to its past...
This review contains spoilers.
Like Founder’s Mutation, this is an episode with the arc plot concerning Scully’s baby William at its core, masquerading as a stand-alone story, and it blends the themes, tone and ideas of its two plots beautifully.
Twenty years ago, The X-Files did an episode called Home. It was written by James Wong, who wrote and directed Founder’s Mutation, and Glen Morgan, who wrote and directed this episode. Home was the first episode to be given a viewer discretion warning for graphic content and it wasn’t repeated by the network for years. It’s something of a Marmite episode; many loved it for its shocking content, classic horror vibe, and exploration of the nature of the nuclear family »
“Note the letter-opener sticking out of his head.”
‘Founder’s Mutation,’ a much stronger episode than last night’s The X-Files premiere, finds a balance between mythology and the human condition and then hums along in that sweet spot. If the story of an egotistical scientist conducting experiments on his own children is perhaps a little shopworn in the post-Fringe era, good execution still warrants recognition, and between James Wong’s tight, funny script and adventurous camera work, ‘Founder’s Mutation’ has that in spades. It’s an episode full of puns about grisly deaths (“note the letter opener”) and upsetting depictions of suffering that still manages to advance the show’s central threads while delivering a slew of memorable shots. What it is at its heart, though, is a look at the fear and anxiety inherent in parenting.
The mysterious Gupta’s misinformed tirade at Mulder is funny and »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
After watching two of the six new "X-Files" episodes, one thing is inarguably clear: One of these is better than the other. Fans may like the premiere episode of Mulder and Scully's long-awaited return to the small screen, but critics were divided (at best) regarding the overall quality of "My Struggle (Part I)." Indiewire's TV team of Editor Liz Shannon Miller and Critic Ben Travers gave it the very same grade — a C+ — in their individual reviews of the episode, but some critics were even harsher in their analysis of the first episode back. Last Week's Episode: How to Keep Up With 'Too Much TV' in 2016 Yet most agree that Episode 2, "Founder's Mutation," shows promise. Setting aside the eternal X-Phillies debate of conspiracy plots vs. case-of-the-week stories, one big difference can be seen between the two episodes: the person in charge. Creator Chris Carter wrote and directed Episode 1 while "X-Files" veteran James Wong handled the. »
The wait is almost over, Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3 issues will be released on February 24th. Also in this round-up: details on The X-Files UFO event, Shudder's partnership with Sundance Film Festival, two Doctor Who Blu-rays, Yoga Hosers comic, and House Shark.
Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3: "For those of you that have been looking for our 3rd issues, your patience will be rewarded. Issue 3 Super Packs and individual titles will be released on February 24th, 2016.
Follow as Evans County continues to fall into the grips of an undead invasion. See the invasion from 10 different perspectives.
Sh*t’s about to get real."
Come See the UFO Today in Los Angeles At The Grove (189 Grove Dr., La) from 8:00 Am – 10:00 Pm
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- Tamika Jones
It is, quite literally, getting closer by the week and although those lucky lot in the Us will be getting to see the return of Mulder and Scully first, the UK will be following very quickly with Channel 5 bringing The X-Files back to the British masses.
Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi all return for a six-episode outing in which anything can happen in a mix up of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening ep, our Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars including Joel McHale (Community), Robbie Amell (The Flash), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Annabeth Gish (The Bridge), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man. »
- Dan Bullock
Before the new season begins this weekend, Chuck Bowen watched 50 episodes of The X-Files’s huge back catalogue, and rediscovered a world of paranoia, human tapeworms and two lead characters perfectly in sync
The immensity of The X-Files, which ran on Fox for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002, is never more apparent than when scrolling through the vast season-by-season directories on Netflix. There are 202 episodes of creator Chris Carter’s original series, harking back to a time when a TV season was comprised of over 20 episodes, rather than the comparatively compressed 12-14 episode arcs we see today. (A development that could be taken as a symbol of evolving TV culture: for many, a series might have once been work, rather than the highest artistic calling.)
At the time of the show’s initial run, I was a casual teenaged fan. I recall some of the episodes written by Vince Gilligan, who »
- Chuck Bowen
What if they got the band back together, but much of its set consisted of out-of-tune covers? That’s the sense one regularly gets from the return of “The X-Files,” which finally arrives Sunday after an overwhelming promotional campaign that makes presidential contests look like mere blips on the media radar. It’s too bad that, with some exceptions, those participating in this intensely hyped reunion are often just going through the motions.
It’s not all tinny and clanging; sometimes the old harmonies can be heard, most regularly in the third installment, a much-anticipated hour written and directed by “X-Files” all-star Darin Morgan. But the distinctive atmosphere and evocative tone of the show’s best seasons are often buried, especially in the first half of this six-episode mini-season, by storytelling busywork and subtext that is pressed into service as cliched chunks of dialogue. The reunion’s frantic exposition and »
- Maureen Ryan
"Do you miss it at all? The X-Files?" This question is posed to Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully midway through Sunday night's long-awaited return of the classic sci-fi series. (It premieres at 10, or whenever Fox's NFL postgame coverage finishes.) Scully endured a lot of pain and heartbreak through her association with the X-Files — an underdog FBI unit, consisting of only her and conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), tasked to investigate, and preferably debunk, cases that seem to have extraterrestrial or supernatural elements — but admits it was some of the most intense and challenging work she's ever done. Many of Dana Scully's fans have a similarly complex relationship with "The X-Files" as a TV show. At its mid-'90s best, it was eminently worthy of its phenomenon status: an addictive and daring series that would become the new template for modern TV science fiction. ("Lost" and other series that leaned »
- Alan Sepinwall
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