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Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Rob Riggle, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy, Virginia Madsen, Aleks Paunovic, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Jones, Carrie Genzel, Reese Alexander, Harley Morenstein, Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Darren Dolynski, Patrick Sabongui | Written by Tim Carter | Directed by Zach Lipovsky
Rob Riggle as Frank West? That was all that I needed to know to be sold on seeing Dead Rising: Watchtower. Never mind the fact its based on one of the best zombie games of the last console generation – though we all know Left4Dead was The multiplayer zombie game – with a tongue in cheek story that played on the tropes of the genre, especially those found in the films of George A. Romero (after all, the first game was set in a mall!)
- Phil Wheat
Dead Rising: Watchtower is the live-action version of the popular video game series and it's being released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms over the next month. We have details on when you'll be able to see it and an exclusive clip that shows the beginning of the zombie outbreak:
"Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom videogame franchise Dead Rising®, Dead Rising: Watchtower features an all-star cast including Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, John Tucker Must Die), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time, Intelligence), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman), Dennis Haysbert (24; Men, Women & Children) and Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, The Hangover).
- Jonathan James
NBC’s Welcome to Sweden opened Season 2 on Sunday night with 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating, matching its freshman finale demo number and hitting and tying series lows. A second episode did 1.2 mil and a 0.3.
Come 9 pm, an American Ninja Warrior rerun (2.8 mil/0.8) more than doubled the quirky comedy’s numbers.
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ABC | Family Feud (8.7 mil/2.0) ticked down a tenth but easily led the night in both audience and in the demo. BattleBots (4.5 mil/1.3) rose 10 percent and a tenth, while Boston Trauma debuted to 3.5 mil/0.8.
The girls are back in town! Playing House makes its triumphant return on Tuesday, Aug. 4 on USA Network and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are in fine form, even with leaky breasts. Wait, what? In the preview below, St. Clair's Emma and Parham's Maggie are adjusting to life with a new baby and all the joy that comes with it. What would Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda do? Would your best friend dry the breast milk on your blouse? Playing House, one of the best and most lovable comedies in years, returns with all your favorites including Lindsay Sloane as Bird Bones, Keegan-Michael Key as Mark, Zach Woods as Zach, and new faces including Rob Riggle, Kenny Loggins (as himself, celebrate!) and the »
Comedy Central’s beloved sketch-comedy series “Key & Peele” is back with all-new episodes. The Peabody Award-winning and five-time Emmy Award-nominated series featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele returned with the first of eleven all-new episodes this week, Wednesday, July 8, airing at 10pm. An array of guest stars will include: Tatyana Ali, Bo Burnham, Kate Burton, Jessica St. Clair, Rob Corddry, Regina Hall, Tricia Helfer, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Pally, Mekhi Phifer, Rob Riggle, Rebecca Romijn, Will Sasso and Nick Searcy in the all new episodes. Viewers can expect new personalities as well as the return of their favorites, like Obama and his anger translator, Luther, along with Meegan and Andre; and then there's Shaboots and T-Ray, who are featured in the new video clip released this morning, embedded below. In it, the pair, in a TEDTalks kind of environment, deliver some hard truths about the female body to their entirely male audience. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Comedy Central’s beloved sketch-comedy series “Key & Peele” is back with all-new episodes. The Peabody Award-winning and five-time Emmy Award-nominated series featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele returned with the first of eleven all-new episodes this week, Wednesday, July 8, airing at 10pm. An array of guest stars will include: Tatyana Ali, Bo Burnham, Kate Burton, Jessica St. Clair, Rob Corddry, Regina Hall, Tricia Helfer, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Pally, Mekhi Phifer, Rob Riggle, Rebecca Romijn, Will Sasso and Nick Searcy in the all new episodes. Viewers can expect new personalities as well as the return of their favorites, like Obama and his anger translator, Luther, along »
- Tambay A. Obenson
International release dates have been announced for over 17 countries for Zach Lipovsky's Dead Rising: Watchtower. Also: details on The Walking Dead and battle app, Winnin, joining forces, as well as a full image gallery for Appetites.
Dead Rising: Watchtower: Press Release: "Content Media is set to release the highly anticipated Dead Rising: Watchtower internationally, presented by Legendary Digital, available to rent or own on all major digital platforms on selected dates worldwide across Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and Africa from July 1st 2015. The international release follows its Us release through Sony’s Crackle streaming service in March.
Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom video »
- Tamika Jones
Social media activism has really been gaining momentum since last summer's viral Als Ice Bucket Challenge, and this summer's new craze may be Acp's #GiveThem20 challenge, which calls for military veteran supporters to do 20 push ups, film it, put it on social media and then and challenge friends to do so as well. Celebrities usually have a critical role in igniting memes like this, and #GiveThem20 has garnered support from late night hosts Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel to get the ball rolling. Each one of the hosts added their own comedic flair to their videos, and called out other celebrities to do the challenge. Read More: Watch: David Lynch's Ice Bucket Challenge is the Only One You Need to See Watch, above and below, as the hosts pump out their best push-ups, and wheezily challenge other celebrities to do so as well. Will Arnett, »
- Sarah Choi
Robin Williams voices Dennis the Dog in his final film role.
Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on August 14. »
Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup on their home ice. Today, at the 2015 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, the league gives out the rest of their hardware. Unlike other major sports awards, the NHL Awards are named after historic members of the hockey fraternity. There's the Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player), the Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender), the Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman), the Calder Trophy (Top Rookie) and more. In honor of the 2015 NHL Awards, hosted by actor and comedian Rob Riggle, and broadcasting live today at 7 p.m. Et/4 p.m. Pt on NBC Sports Network, we'd like to hand out our own awards to commemorate the NHL's numerous ventures into pop culture. Janet Jones Gretzky Trophy »
Play ball! Selena Gomez showcased her athletic skills and looked super adorable at the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium on Friday, playing in the Big Slick celebrity softball game benefitting the Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Center. She was joined at the event by stars and notable Royals fans Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, wife Olivia Wilde, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle, plus Johnny Knoxville, James Van Der Beek and rocker Chris Daughtry. Wearing a light blue Royals jersey over a white T-shirt, paired with black leggings and a blue Big Slick baseball cap, Gomez took selfies with her famous friends, players such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas as well as »
Cuties! Nina Dobrev is dating Whiplash hunk Austin Stowell, sources confirm to Us Weekly. The Vampire Diaries alum, 26, was spotted getting cozy with the Dolphin Tale actor, 30, at the Hallmark Shoebox Relaunch in West Hollywood on Wednesday, June 10. The actress, who split from Nikki Reed’s now-husband Ian Somerhalder in May 2013 after three years of dating, looked at ease with Stowell at the Rob Riggle-hosted fete, an eyewitness tells Us. “Nina looked very happy to have a night out with her new guy,” the observer [...] »
Free Fire, Akira, All I See Is You, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.
Untitled WWII movie
Brad Pitt has been looking for a lover for his next WWII movie and he has finally found one in Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who’s in negotiations to join him in the untitled period film that Robert Zemeckis is directing
Steven Knight wrote the script
Pitt and Cotillard will play assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. They soon marry, but their romance is cut short when Pitt is told that his wife is a double agent working for the German government and he must kill her.
- Rollo Tomasi
Here’s something you can cross off your long list of questions surrounding Stephen Colbert‘s upcoming Late Show takeover: Who will lead his band?
For that gig, Colbert has chosen Louisiana musician Jon Batiste, the host announced Thursday.
“His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a ‘Do Not Make Love’ sign,” Colbert said in a statement, while Batiste added, “I’m thrilled! This is a match made in heaven. Get ready for a love riot in late night. »
Following on from this week’s news about a VOD release this July, a new trailer has arrived online for Crackle’s video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower, which we have for you below after the official synopsis…
Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.
Dead Rising: Watchtower hits Crackle on March 27th, with a cast that includes Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Once Upon a Time), Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), Dennis Haysbert (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and »
- Gary Collinson
Titan Books has provided us with an exclusive excerpt from James P. Blaylock's Beneath London, which will hit stores next week. Also in this round-up: international release details for Dead Rising: Watchtower and a trailer for The Redwood Massacre.
James P. Blaylock's Beneath London: "When the sudden collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath London, Langdon St. Ives sets out explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld’s secrets hidden for reasons of his own. Assumed to be dead and buried deep beneath London, St. Ives lives secretly on the streets of the great city where he, Alice St. Ives, and their stalwart friends investigate a string of ghastly crimes: the gruesome death of a witch in a forest hovel, the kidnapping of a blind, psychic girl who can see into the human soul, »
- Tamika Jones
Fox has had some great ratings success with animated sitcoms like The Simpsons and Family Guy. Will Golan the Satiable be a monster of a success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Golan the Satiable began as a half-dozen animated shorts (considered the first season) and aired on Fox in late night on the weekends. The series revolves around the strange relationship between a mighty godlord named Golan (Rob Riggle) and a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan Beekler (Aubrey Plaza). The voice cast also includes John Dimaggio and Tara Strong.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am »
Episodes: Ongoing (shorts, half-hour)
TV show dates: November 23, 2013 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This animated comedy series revolves around the strange relationship between a mighty godlord and a macabre, nine-year-old girl.
Golan the Insatiable (Josh Miller, then Rob Riggle) is a demigod warlord who rules over the alternate dimension of Gkruool with an iron fist. That reign of terror comes to an end when he is whisked away to Earth and ends up in the town of Oak Grove, Minnesota.
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Following its release on Crackle’s streaming service back in March, live action video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower is heading to VOD in International markets this July.
Check out the trailer below:
Dead Rising: Watchtower follows Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe), a reporter trying to make it big – but the pursuit of his career-defining story leads him into the heart of a zombie-infested warzone. East Mission, Oregon is locked down after police find the bodies of what appear to be victims of a zombie attack. Zombies are not a new phenomenon, but outbreaks are uncommon. Past incidents were only just contained in time and the country is nervous. When two ambitious Net 2.0 reporters, Chase and his colleague Jordan, get inside the quarantine zone to report on a large group of civilians trapped in an inner city dome stadium, they realise they’re waiting for a rescue that isn’t coming. »
- Luke Owen
Silicon Valley's Middleditch will star as Lester, who joins the Union of Evil and is assigned to a crew of workers which includes Stew (Robinson), Jane (Krakowski) and fallen henchman Hank (Marsden).
After the group survive a shift working for The Gluttonator (Will Sasso), they are sent to work at the Vault of Villainy, where Lester accidentally steals the 'ultimate weapon'.
Meanwhile, the evil Baron Blackout (Molina) and his henchman Biff (Riggle) are determined to defeat their nemesis Captain Superior (Fillion) - a situation which causes a whole host of problems.
Hank soon finds himself in an impossible situation - if he wants to save his team »
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