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Perhaps with an eye on a new Walking Dead, or a Lost, or a mixture of the two, Universal Cable Productions have just snapped up the rights to Boom! Studios' comic The Woods. Boom!'s Ross Richie will executive produce the show, along with Universal's Stephen Christie and Josh Levy.The Woods was created by James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal) and Michael Dialynas, and was Boom!'s most successful title of last year. It involves a field trip students, teachers and supplementary staff from a Milwaukee high school who vanish without trace and find themselves transported to a primordial wilderness on the other side of the universe.Boom! was the studio that published 2 Guns, filmed a couple of years ago by Baltasar Kormakur, with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. In the other direction they also do a nice line in screen-to-comic adaptations, publishing strong series of Hellraiser, Planet Of The Apes and others. »
*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.
Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet (we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 FearFest that begins on October 18th), so we’ll be continuing to update this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. All times listed are Et/Pt:
* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold*
- Heather Wixson
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will present Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, with its 2015 Milestone Award at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The PGA honors the popular long-running studio chief who worked his way up through the ranks, excelling on the foreign distribution side before taking over as chairman and CEO of Fox motion pictures in 2000, first with co-chair Tom Rothman, then solo since 2012. Gianopulos has always worked closely with James Cameron ("Avatar"), Ridley Scott ("The Martian") and Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow"), among other filmmakers at Fox, and has nurtured such franchises as "Planet of the Apes," "X-Men," "Ice Age," and "The Night at the Museum." The Milestone Award recognizes "an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the »
- Anne Thompson
Jim Gianopulos, the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, will receive the Milestone Award at the 2016 Producers Guild Awards, the PGA announced on Tuesday. The Milestone Award is the PGA’s top honor, and in the past has gone to Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Ron Meyer, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bob Iger and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, among others. Gianopulos has been the chairman of Fox since 2000, overseeing films that include “Avatar,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Life of Pi,” “Minority Report,” “Walk the Line” and the “Planet of the Apes,” “Ice Age” and “X-Men” franchises. Fox’s most recent release was Ridley Scott‘s box-office. »
- Steve Pond
“Eat lead, Froggies!”
Hell Comes To Frogtown screens October 7th at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood
Remember that movie you saw in the late ‘80s where the giant frog is chasing Roddy Piper with a chainsaw, trying to cut his chastity belt so it will explode and destroy his testicles? It’s showing at the ‘Strange Brew’ film series this week!
Danger Diabolik, Tarantula, The Thing With Two Heads – You never know what’s brewing at Webster University’s Award-Winning Cult Film Series (Riverfront Times Best Film Series 2015) Strange Brew. It’s always the first Wednesday evening of every month, and they always come up with some cult classic to show while enjoying some good food and great suds. The fun happens at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143).
In the low budget 1988 spoof Hell Comes To Frogtown, the late »
- Tom Stockman
Cliffhangers are a classic storytelling trope, usually occurring when a plot-line has reached peak intensity. The heroes will be in serious trouble or a shocking twist has been revealed, only for the viewer to be told to return for the next instalment to see what happens. They’re a sneaky – and frankly annoying – way of ensuring the audience will come back for more.
The downside to a cliffhanger ending is the question of what happens when there is no next instalment?
It can be embarrassing for all involved if a movie intended to kick off a franchise (like Tim Burton’s Planet Of The Apes or Ryan Reynolds’s Green Lantern) falls at the first hurdle and a teased follow-up never emerges. The characters are left in a Schrodinger’s Cat situation, with their fates left permanently up in the air.
Television fans know this pain better than anybody. »
- Padraig Cotter
Films offer some of the best explorations of isolation and loneliness, argues James...
"In space no one can hear you scream." . The tagline for Alien, and the sad truth for anyone who's crying out for company in the wider cosmos beyond our stratosphere.
The following is a true story - many winters ago I decided that it'd be a good idea to leave behind my loved ones and wider society and go into solitary exile. I made an agreement with a stranger online and said I would spend the whole of that December looking after her two cats while she was away in Australia.
I then headed off to a cottage in the Welsh Valleys to fulfil this responsibility and, aside from those two indifferent kitties, I had no company at all. In my mind I'd envisioned this as a perfect retreat from a Christmas season I couldn't be mithered »
In a bit of a change of pace from the usual winners-announced-in-advance, gold-watch “lifetime achievement” baubles you get this time of year, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild will pit a number of established artists against each other, with the winners to be honored at its annual awards gala.
Announced today, nominees in the make-up category are: Bernadine Anderson (a longtime key artist for Jane Fonda who also worked with Eddie Murphy on films like “Coming to America” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”); Leonard Engelman (a key artist for actors like Cher and Val Kilmer in his time who also worked on films like “The Accidental Tourist” and How the Grinch Stole Christmas”); Ve Neill (a three-time Oscar winner and eight-time nominee for films like “Beetlejuice,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood”); Maurice Stein (a 50-year vet of films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Friday the 13th”); and Michael Westmore »
- Kristopher Tapley
“You did it. You cut up his brain, you bloody baboon! “
The Original Planet Of The Apes screens Midnights This Weekend (September 25th and 26th) at The Tivolias part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ series.
The original Planet Of The Apes from 1968 is a witty, cynical masterpiece that more than stands the test of time. Sure, some of the jokes are a bit creaky, but they reinforce that the film is not meant to be read as a realistic piece of speculative sci-fi. Rather, it’s a winking, cautionary fable or satire (it was written by Rod Serling after all). Coming from the late sixties, the beginning of that great cinematic age when mainstream movies simultaneously entertained and challenged, Planet Of The Apes is still as fun as it is thought-provoking. The technical elements continue to impress: the stylish art direction, pioneering makeup, and wonderfully out-there score are »
- Tom Stockman
Having collaborated with Denis Villeneuve on Prisoners and Sicario, acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with the director once again next year for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Last week, we heard from Villeneuve about the “huge challenge” of making Blade Runner 2, and now Deakins has been discussing the project with Screen Crush.
“We’re just treating the new one as what it is; it’s an entirely separate movie that will stand by itself,” said Deakins when asked if he felt any pressure to recreate the iconic look of the original. “I mean obviously it has elements that connect it to the original. But it’s going to stand alone by itself as a movie. And I’m not going to do shafts of light coming through a window with rain just for the sake of doing shafts of light and rain — although it »
- Gary Collinson
This week on the recap some news for Prometheus 2, We know who our villain is for the next Planet of the Apes movie and the opening cinematic for StarCrafts next expansion will make you go Woooo!!
Check out the full stories in the links below
War of the Planet of the Apes gets it's villian
New Creed Trailer
Minecraft Story Mode by Tell Tale Games
Star Craft 2 Opening Cinematic
You can catch The Recap every Friday, (plus all the latest movie and video game trailers), by subscribing to our official Cinelinx YouTube Channel. What news story had you buzzing the most this week? -Jason
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason The X)
It’s time for another edition of Best Stories of the Week! In this recap of the previous week’s biggest and best stories, we’ve got news on a sequel to Mary Poppins, a new human bad guy for War for the Planet of the Apes, a film reboot of Charlie’s Angels, the meeting of King Kong […]
- Ethan Anderton
Panic arose when Ridley Scott opted out of directing the "Blade Runner" sequel in favor of only producing the movie. That seemed to calm down though when it was revealed "Prisoners" and "Sicario" helmer Denis Villeneuve would take on the job.
Excitement only grew when it was confirmed Villeneuve's cinematographer Roger Deakins, who was also responsible for 2012's Bond film "Skyfall," was joining the project. In a new interview with Screen Crush, Deakins reveals that the new film will be a quite distinct movie in its own right:
"We're just treating the new one as what it is; it's an entirely separate movie that will stand by itself. I mean obviously it has elements that connect it to the original. But it's going to stand alone by itself as a movie.
And I'm not going to do shafts of light coming through a window with rain just for the sake »
- Garth Franklin
When you heard a live-action version of The Jungle Book was being made, it might have been difficult to picture anything at all, much less what’s coming your way. The Disney classic, while not without its moments of intensity, is a romp through the jungle that makes you think of the songs more than anything else.
The trailer has finally been released, and I don’t think you’re getting a new version of your favorite, bouncy tunes.
Scarlett Johansson‘s Kaa provides the voice-over as watch Mowgli roam and explore while surrounded by cats and apes that look like they’re part of the next Planet of the Apes entry, not a family-friendly adventure story. The landscapes are enormous, the animals are rather intimidating, and if the trailer manages anything, it makes you wonder if we’re going to follow the story we know, or branch out into something completely different… »
- Marc Eastman
While I grew up admiring the "Planet Of The Apes" films, I never felt any particular desire to see the franchise continued as part of the modern cinema landscape. That changed with "Rise Of The Planet of The Apes," and I remember how surprised I was by my reaction. It was such a smart and soulful way to reboot things, and Caesar (Andy Serkis) is not just one of the biggest accomplishments in performance based visual effects in the last few decades, he's also a beautifully written series protagonist in general, struggling to not only find his own way in the world, but to change that world for the better. "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" was even better, and Matt Reeves seems to have really responded to everything that made "Rise" so good, building on that and expanding the world in some big smart ways. Giving Caesar a »
- Drew McWeeny
Woody Harrelson has signed on to play the human villain in the next installment in the "Planet of the Apes" franchise, which is called "War for the Planet of the Apes." Plot details are being kept a secret, but Harrelson will play a character named the Colonel. Matt Reeves, who directed "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will return. The new movie is set to hit theaters on July 14th, 2017. »
Following the sizeable critical and commercial success of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, 20th Century Fox quickly ordered another movie, and War For The Planet Of The Apes is thus set to land in cinemas in the summer of 2017.
“Prince Barin! I’m not your enemy, Ming is! And you know it yourself. Ming is the enemy of every creature of Mongo! Let’s all team up and fight him!”
Flash Gordon screens midnights this weekend (September 18th and 19th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series.
Flash Gordon (1980) is a sci-fi family blockbuster directed by the fellow who gave us the gritty ’70s gangster movie Get Carter. Its two leads (Sam Jones, Melody Anderson) can’t act at all and are barely engaging. The performances are completely uneven to the extent that actors seem to think they’re in different films. After Star Wars and Alien had set a benchmark for sci-fi being a bit dark and grimy it’s like they threw all that out and decided that sci-fi should look polished, shiny and colorful. And the soundtrack is by Queen, »
- Tom Stockman
The title of the next Planet of the Apes movie should give you an idea of what to expect. War for the Planet of the Apes will presumably involve the final conflict between Caesar and his evolved simians and the remainder of the human race. This time, we can expect the latter to be represented by a well-armed military force. But that's mostly going by the original ending of the last installment, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which would have had U.S. Navy battleships arriving in San Francisco Bay. Now we have further confirmation of the premise in the name of the sequel's main villain: the Colonel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this human character, presumably a colonel in the army, will be played by Woody Harrelson. Although very likely only for the one movie...
- Christopher Campbell
Woody Harrelson is ready for some full-blown ape warfare. With Matt Reeves returning to direct the next chapter of the Planet Of The Apes prequel sequels, War For The Planet Of The Apes, the director has secured one of his main human leads in the form of good ol' Woody. Harrelson will be serving as one of the film's baddies, playing a character mysteriously known only as the Colonel. No other details on... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
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