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Castle has ended for good with a season 8 finale that doesn't do justice to the strength of this show's actors, or its fans' love...
This review contains spoilers.
I’ve tried. I’ve tried really hard. I’ve watched and rewatched, and there’s only one conclusion: Crossfire is downright insulting to the Castle audience.
As I suggested last week, I’m not exactly surprised by this. The series finale doesn’t just conclude the show, but brings to end one of the most excruciating seasons ever of a show that I otherwise liked. It’s not that I haven’t always had my problems with Castle. I have. But I’ve been a fan of Nathan’s since his short stint on Buffy, where he played, the Gentlemen from Hush aside, the only truly frightening villain the show ever had. And so I’ve followed him, »
There aren’t a lot of horror and sci-fi titles arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday (there are four, to be exact), but the few we do have to look forward to are an eclectic and entertaining bunch nonetheless. Scream Factory is giving HD overhauls to both Death Becomes Her and the cult classic Sssssss this week, and Christmas is coming a bit early this year by way of Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, which hits Blu-ray and DVD on April 26th. Our last release for this week is a pair of 1970s underground classics, Crypt of the Living Dead and House of the Living Dead, which arrive together on DVD courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome.
Death Becomes Her (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
An actress and an author fight over a plastic surgeon and the secret of eternal beauty. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Special Features include “The Making of Death Becomes Her »
- Heather Wixson
Netflix is close to placing a 10-episode order for Maniac, an adaptation of the Norwegian dark comedy series starring Stone and Hill, Deadline reports.
Having premiered last year in Norway, Maniac follow a young man (Hill) who’s living a fantastic life, but only in a fantasy world — all while he’s actually locked up inside a mental institution. Stone plays a fellow patient.
True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga is in talks to possibly direct every episode, as well as serve as an executive producer alongside Stone and Hill. »
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Having premiered last year in Norway, Maniac follow a young man (played in the original by Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag) who’s living a fantastic life, but only in a fantasy world — all while he’s actually locked up inside a mental institution.
Per our sister site Deadline, the project from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content is being shopped »
Community's Danny Pudi, Firefly's Alan Tudyk and A to Z's Christina Kirk have been cast in the Powerless TV series pilot at NBC. Powerless comes from Ben Queen, co-creator of Drive (with Tim Minear,) which was cancelled by Fox after only four episodes. The Peacock Network ordered this DC Comics comedy pilot, back in January.
The new hires join Vanessa Hudgens, who was cast earlier this week, according to Variety. Set in the DC Comics universe at an insurance company, Powerless features ordinary people in a world full of superheroes and villains, too.
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5 items from 2016
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