18 items from 2017
In light of Sunday’s mass shootings during a country-music concert in Las Vegas, Marvel’s The Punisher has chosen not to move forward with its planned New York Comic Con appearance this weekend.
A joint statement from Netflix and Marvel released Wednesday stated: “We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas. After careful consideration, »
The Punisher is going to have a heck of a time getting that blood off his hands.
In the first full-length trailer for Netflix’s Daredevil offshoot, Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle happily shoots on sight as he uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. The vigilante known as The Punisher must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than just the family that he lost.
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The show — which does not yet have a premiere date — also stars Deborah Ann Woll »
The Hellboy pics just keep on coming. After Lionsgatefinally unveiled a first look at Stranger Things star David Harbour in the upcoming Hellboy reboot, the actor himself decided to share yet another look at the Dark Horse Comics character in his new live-action form. Harbour quickly deleted the post from his social media accounts, but not before the internet got hold of the picture, which is another very brooding and gritty look at the new Hellboy.
As reported by Comic Book Resources, David Harbour took to Twitter in order to share a second picture of his new Hellboy look. This time, the image was in black and white and featured the character standing in front of a staircase with his signature trench coat on. Just as with the first new image, we can see that Harbour's version of Hellboy looks very grizzled and isn't messing around. Not that Ron Perlman »
Prepare for You’re the Worst‘s Lindsay and Becca to regress… even more than usual.
The Fxx comedy has hired Robin Riker (General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful) to play Fay Cottumaccio, mother to Lindsay and Becca, per The Hollywood Reporter. The character, an actress of some fame in the 1980s, arrives in town to take a part on a sitcom, prompting her daughters to compete for her attention. Riker will appear in two episodes.
Writer-producer Charlie Craig has signed with Verve. He most recently served as executive producer/co-showrunner on Freeform’s flagship drama Pretty Little Liars, which wrapped its seven-season run in June. Before that, he was a co-executive producer on The 100 for the CW, an executive producer on Freeform’s Pll spinoff Ravenswood and a co-exec producer on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. He also did a stint as an executive producer on Syfy’s Eureka. Craig, who did not have an… »
Following the enormous box office and critical success of director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, 2017 can easily be dubbed the year of women in entertainment. Case in point: Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield directing an upcoming episode of Stitchers, the procedural Freeform drama she has starred on for three seasons.
“This is definitely a great time for women to really be in the trenches of this,” Richardson-Whitfield tells Et.
Richardson-Whitfield portrays Maggie Baptiste on the series, which follows a government agency where you can “stitch” into the memories of people recently killed to investigate their unsolved murders.
Exclusive: The Cast of ‘Stitchers’ Talks Season 3 Romances And The Real Life Murders They Would Solve
Despite this being the first time the actress will be directing for Stitchers, Richardson-Whitfield is no stranger to the directing chair, in fact, she got her start thanks to her good friend, Selma director Ava Duvernay!
“I did a film for Ava Duvernay, which was her »
You’re the Worst, meet the actual son of Zorn.
Johnny Pemberton, who played the titular role in the now-cancelled Fox comedy, is one of two recent additions to Ytw‘s Season 4 cast roster, TVLine has learned exclusively. The other is Brendan Jennings, most recently seen on TVLand’s Nobodies.
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Pemberton will play Max, one of Edgar’s colleagues on a sketch show. Max is “hip” and “sensitive,” and his flashy Hollywood lifestyle proves very attractive to Edgar. They quickly become friends.
Jennings’ character, Neil, is (stay with »
Colin Ferguson is headed to Fxx. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Eureka star has joined season four of You're the Worst.The dark romantic comedy takes a modern look at love and happiness — as told through the eyes of two people (Chris Geere and Aya Cash) who haven’t been very successful with either. Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue, Janet Varney, Todd Robert Anderson, and Allan McLeod also star.Read More… »
You’re the Worst is spicing things up next season with a little romantic competition.
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The Fxx comedy has tapped veteran actor Colin Ferguson (Eureka, The Vampire Diaries) for a major Season 4 arc, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ferguson will play Boone, a mature, down-to-earth guy who runs a non-profit in Eagle Rock — and who Gretchen (Aya Cash) starts dating.
That news may come as a shock, since Worst revolves around Gretchen’s gloriously dysfunctional romance with Jimmy (Chris Geere). But in last season’s finale, Jimmy abandoned Gretchen right after proposing to her, »
You're the Worst is adding a new love interest for Gretchen in season four.
Ferguson will recur as Boone, a friend of Ty's (Stephen Schneider) whom Gretchen (series star Aya Cash) begins dating. He's a middle-aged guy who lives in Eagle Rock and runs a nonprofit — and who represents the kind of fun-loving, down-to-earth guy Gretchen never had in Jimmy (Chris Geere).
Season four kicks off after Gretchen accepted Jimmy's marriage proposal, only to see him leave her stranded in the »
- Lesley Goldberg
It's been less than two months since the new Hellboy reboot was announced, with Stranger Things star David Harbour taking over the title role and Neil Marshall directing. Now the project may have a studio home. A new report reveals that Lionsgate is in negotiations to distribute this latest entry in the franchise, and while a studio source has confirmed that negotiations are in fact under way, a deal hasn't been closed at this time. This would be the third studio to take over the franchise in as many movies, but it could very well be the right fit for this material.
Splash Report broke the news on Hellboy finding a new home today, although it isn't clear when this deal may be finalized. Many fans were excited when Hellboy creator Mike Mignola confirmed that this will in fact be an R-rated Hellboy reboot, with director Neil Marshall revealing that »
If you still doubt the deadliness of a great lip sync battle, you clearly missed Friday’s season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race: a four-way bloodbath of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
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For the first time in Drag Race herstory, all four finalists — Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee and Trinity Taylor — took part in a “smackdown for the crown,” a multi-battle melee that alone would determine the winner of Season 9.
The first round found Trinity and Peppermint battling to the tune of Britney Spears’ “Stronger,” which Trinity appeared to »
Nick Aldwinckle Jun 5, 2017
We round up the latest horror-tinged Blu-ray and DVD releases....
So, after a brief hiatus, it turns out a lot’s happened in the few months between these round ups. A snap general election has been called, terror has struck at the heart of Manchester and a scandal approaching Watergate levels has hit the U.S presidency. More importantly, Troll 2 has finally come to UK Netflix and is the cherry on the cake made entirely of a series of kind of wonderful, kind of… not films on DVD and Bluray.
So, 1990’s Troll 2, you may or may not be aware of, is generally regarded as one of the very greatest 'so bad it’s good' movies. There are many worse (The Rollerblade Seven or Gary Oldman little person rom-com Tiptoes come to mind), though it’s difficult to think of many other truly awful movies »
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen was announced not even two weeks ago, yet we already have our first promotional art for the upcoming reboot. The film will star Stranger Thing's David Harbour as Mike Mignola's creation, and will be written by Mignola, Andrew Cosby (Eureka), and Christopher Golden (writer of TV movies and two Buffy the Vampire Slayer videogames). The R-rated film will be directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent), who is touching up the script with Aron Coleite (Heroes, Star Trek: Discovery).
IGN has revealed the first promo art for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, which is simply beautiful artwork by Mignola, accompanied by the new title and the release date of next year. The artwork is currently on displaty at the 2017 Cannes Film Festical.
Sure, it's not even concept art of Harbour as Hellboy, and could literally be a panel from one of Mignola's books, »
- Nick Doll
A Hellboy remake is in active development according to the original creator Mike Mignola. Mignola took to Facebook to confirm earlier rumours that a new film would be on the way but this time original director Guillermo del Toro will not be directing – that duty will go to none other than The Decent and regular Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall who will bring a rebooted version which will be R-rated.
Hellboy first debuted in literary form in San Diego Comic Con Comics #2, which was published in August 1993. The character is part of the B.P.R.D. – The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense – and has so far featured in two movies; Hellboy in 2004 and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army four years later in 2008, both of which saw Ron Perlman (Sons Of Anarchy, Hand To God) in the lead role. »
- Paul Heath
Con-drag-ulations Jerry O'Connell!
The 43-year-old actor got an extreme drag makeover at RuPaul's Drag Con in Los Angeles, on Saturday, giving rise to his new drag alter ego -- Anya Man!
O'Connell looked like he had the best time having his face made up by season seven RuPaul's Drag Race finalist, Ginger Minj. The two, who hadn't met previously, bantered about Drag Race trivia and O'Connell's Stand By Me co-star, Wil Wheaton, who was last year's Drag Con celebrity makeover.
During the panel, O'Connell revealed he and his wife, actress Rebecca Romijn, are big fans of Drag Race and watch the show together with their daughters, 8-year-old twins Dolly and Charlie.
O'Connell also spoke about growing up in New York's West Village around drag culture. "I grew up on 17th Street in Chelsea, just a few blocks »
It’s a girl for Felicia Day!
The actress and Geek & Sundry founder welcomed a daughter last week, she announced on Twitter Monday morning.
“Oh yeah Calliope Maeve has hit the world. Currently wearing a onesie that says ‘Bard in Training.’ #LessThanThree,” Day, 37, tweeted next to a photo of her baby girl’s tiny feet.
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Oh yeah Calliope Maeve has hit the world. Currently wearing a onesie that says "Bard in Training." #LessThanThree pic.twitter.com »
- Jen Juneau
Felicia Day is going to be a mom — in three weeks!
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress announced Tuesday on social media that she is expecting a little girl later this month.
“She’s coming in like three weeks so I guess I should announce this and stuff,” Day, 37, captioned a selfie in which she’s pointing down at her bare baby belly.
She shared the same photo on Facebook, joking, “Just so it will pop up in some stupid Fb slide show at the end of they year, I’ll post it here. So this is happening this month. »
- Jen Juneau
18 items from 2017
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