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The Walking Dead Creator Addresses Season 6 Finale Backlash

6 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the uproar has died down a bit since, a lot of fans were very upset with the season 6 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The episode ended with a group of our main characters lined up, with one of ’em clearly destined to meet a grisly end at the hands (well, bat) of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his weapon of choice, Lucille.

This is something that had been built up for months, but at the very last second we shifted to the camera Pov, so nobody got to see who Negan actually wound up bludgeoning.  Cliffhangers are nothing new of course, but many felt that by showing the deed while withholding the identity of the victim, the showrunners were trying to have it both ways, and sacrificed maximum dramatic impact just to ensure return viewers.

Many have weighed in on this since, but now we have a »

- Mark Cassidy

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McFarlane’s New The Walking Dead Figures Include Daryl Dixon and Abraham Ford

9 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Daryl Dixon and his custom-made ride are depicted in one of several upcoming The Walking Dead figures from McFarlane Toys, with a new figure of Fear The Walking Dead’s Madison Clark also on the way.

Standing seven-inches tall, McFarlane’s Color Tops action figures of Daryl, Abraham, and Madison are slated for September releases, following the July debuts of their Rick Grimes, Michonne, and Travis Manawa seven-inch figures.

Each figure is priced at $17.99, while the special Daryl Dixon with New Bike Deluxe Boxed Set will be available to purchase for $32.99 in September. Below, we have official details and photos of all four collectibles.

From BigBadToyStore.com: Daryl Dixon with New Bike Deluxe Boxed Set ($32.99): “AMC’s The Walking Dead© television series is the most watched drama in basic cable history, shattering records along the way! Season 6 finds Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors seeking refuge in a desolate »

- Derek Anderson

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Ratings: Fox, FX Programs Dominate Season’s VOD Rankings

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As more time-shifted viewing moves from DVR playback to video-on-demand, Fox Networks Group seems to be in a great position to capitalize.

This season through mid-April, the Fox network and FX accounted for the six most-watched shows in Nielsen’s seven-day VOD rank, led by the broadcaster’s megahit “Empire” and also including the cabler’s big-draw event series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

“Empire” gained 0.70 ratings points to lead all shows, and was followed by “The X-Files” (0.62), “People v. O.J. Simpson” (0.38), Fox’s “Lucifer” (0.35), FX’s “American Horror Story” (0.33) and Fox’s “Scream Queens.” The top-rated non Fox programs were ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (all picking up 0.29 ratings points in seven days).

ABC is well-represented on the rankings as well, with seven of the top 20 programs in seven-day VOD playback, including first-year series “Quantico, »

- Rick Kissell

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Daily | Goings On | Brooks, Yamamoto, Welles

12 hours ago | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup on special screenings, we're collecting reviews of Richard Brooks's Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Eiichi Yamamoto's Belladonna of Sadness, King Hu's Dragon Inn, Tony Conrad's The Flicker, David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers and Riley Stearns's Faults. Plus: Celebrating Orson Welles in Los Angeles, talking with Kelly Reichardt in Vienna, Whit Stillman in Liverpool, discussing The Walking Dead in London, and in Gent, Pere Portabella's Informe General and Informe General II. El nuevo rapto de Europa. » - David Hudson »

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AMC Networks CEO Dumbs Down Ad Sales Pitch: ‘A Spot in ‘The Walking Dead’ Sells Stuff’

12 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As if “The Walking Dead” didn’t sell itself, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan offered the world’s most obvious advertising pitch Thursday during a first-quarter earnings conference call. “If you have a product you want to sell, a spot in ‘The Walking Dead’ sells stuff,” he said, dumbing down his language for those listening in. When you have the biggest show on cable, you can court advertisers as simply as that, apparently. Sapan’s comment was perfectly timed to the ongoing TV upfronts, when content providers compete for big commercial bucks through mid May. Also Read: AMC Networks Q »

- Tony Maglio

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AMC Networks Execs Talk ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Night Manager,’ Skinny Bundle Options

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC Networks is expecting its biggest bounce from advertising this year to hit in the second quarter, thanks to the overlapping airings of “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Better  Call Saul.”

AMC brass were bullish about the outlook for the rest of 2016, based on the busy slate of original series to come and the surge in activity in the marketplace for Ott distribution of cable channels.

During a conference call Thursday to discuss first quarter earnings, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan did not explicitly say that AMC will be part of the channel bundle that Hulu is putting together. But he noted that AMC is already has an Svod programming output deal with Hulu and was complimentary about the “superb job” its management team has done in growing the digital video service.

Moreover, Sapan noted that AMC was an early entrant into Sony’s PlayStation Vue Ott »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Robert Kirkman Fails to Justify the Controversial 'Walking Dead' Cliffhanger

15 hours ago | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

It was bat swing heard round the world when Negan swung his bat, Lucille, down on an apparently beloved Walking Dead character's head in the season 6 finale. It was literally only heard as well because as you probably know by now The Walking Dead left the character a mystery. The decision to end The Walking Dead season 6 finale on a cliffhanger after so much build up to Negan has not been a popular one. 

The Walking Dead showrunner, Scott Gimple, and comic creator, Robert Kirkman, have remained (mostly) silent on the twist. Not including when they gushed about how awesome the cliffhanger is on the never-ending hype train that is Talking Dead. Now Robert Kirkman has issued an apology and the effort is more than bit lackluster.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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AMC Networks Q1 Revenue Boosted by Digital Distribution

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

AMC Networks revealed strong first-quarter revenue on Thursday morning, thanks in large part to an increase in digital distribution for its national networks. Earnings were even more impressive, blowing past media analyst expectations, due to some fortuitous adjustments. While ad sales ticked up domestically, interestingly enough, the main channel — home to hits “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul” and “Fear the Walking Dead” — didn’t help out. Simple timing can be blamed there. The other four networks under the company’s umbrella — We tv, SundanceTV, BBC America and IFC — handled that heavy lifting, Stateside, affiliate fees were also a big help. »

- Tony Maglio

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Robert Kirkman Addresses Massive Fan Backlash Over The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale

15 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's 'Negan' was a moment hotly anticpated by many fans of The Walking Dead comic book. The character is well known for taking his baseball bat, "Lucille" to the head of a beloved character. While Negan did do that in the season finale, the death was shown from the victim's point of view, leaving the identity a mystery until season 7 premieres next year. Many fans were outraged over this creative decision, feeling that the series chose to make suspense more important than impact. Series creator Robert Kirkman has responded to the backlash. "The speculation, the frustration, the possibilities, the theories... honestly, in my mind... that stuff is Fun," Kirkman wrote in an open letter to fans in the latest issue of The Walking Dead comic. "I honestly feel like that's something fun for the fans to do during the break. Last season's finale will »

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Movie Review – These Final Hours (2013)

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

These Final Hours, 2013.

Directed by Zak Hilditch.

Starring  Nathan PhillipsAngourie Rice and Jessica De Gouw.

Synopsis:

As an asteroid has hit in the North Atlantic, those in Perth, Australia, know they have 12 hours before the world ends.

The publicity of These Final Hours reveals the protagonist, holding a girl in his arms, as the world burns in the background. The immediate thought is survival and saving the young girl he carries. This may be considered a minor spoiler, but revealing the context of that particular scene may shape your anticipation. The girl has been knocked out by drugs handed to her, at a rave-orgy, by a loopy woman convinced she’s her daughter. Sadly, though These Final Hours has a killer end-of-days hook, it’s difficult to wade through the pessimistic world created, unlikable ruffian lead and frenetic editing that dominates so much of the film. These Final Hours »

- Simon Columb

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Indie Beat: 'Cabin Crew' to be released on Flix Premiere - an online Cinema for Indie Film.

18 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Austin filmmaker Dino Maglaris, and producing partner Chad Charnas, have recently struck a deal with Flix Premiere to release their debut independent feature ‘Cabin Crew.’

Cabin Crew’ Synopsis: A crew of wanna be outlaws bent on saving their friend's life retreat to a family cabin after a bank heist and soon discover that when it comes to crime, they should leave it to the professionals - the police.

Starring: Austin Amelio,, Shayla Bagir, Harold Fisch, Morgan Floyd, and Nicholas Saenz

The film is less of a heist film than it is an entertaining look at a group of friends who are willing to go to great lengths to save one of their own. They start with nickel and dime scams and drug dealing and eventually devise a plan to raise the needed funds by committing a bank heist. When crooked cops threaten to ruin the plan, these friends realize it’s time to play hardball. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Blake)

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AMC TV Show Ratings (updated 5/4/16)

20 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted AMC Network shows listed: Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Humans, Into the Badlands, Low Winter Sun, Mad Men, The Night Manager, Turn: Washington's Spies, and The Walking Dead.

Last update: Most recent ratings for The Night Manager added.

There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.

Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Contest: Win The Boy Blu-ray Prize Pack

4 May 2016 2:48 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Boy on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand beginning May 10th, and we’ve been provided with two Blu-ray prize packs to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive:

(1) Blu-ray / Digtial HD combo pack copy of The Boy. (1) The Boy T-shirt (1) The Boy candle

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 10th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Press Release: “Universal City, California, March 9, 2016 – A young American woman uncovers the menacing nature of the English family she cares for in The Boy, a terrifying »

- Derek Anderson

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The Walking Dead Boss Is Sorry Season 6's Cliffhanger Made You Angry—Find Out What He Promised

4 May 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For fans still steaming mad over The Walking Dead's decision to leave us with a massive cliffhanger after introducing Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in the final moments of season six, the powers that be want you to know that they really, really weren't trying to intentionally piss you off. Robert Kirkman, executive producer on the series and co-creator of the comic series, used issue No. 154 of The Walking Dead, the latest installment by him and Charlie Adlard, to address fans of the hit AMC series. In an open letter penned by Kirkman, he assured viewers that no one was trying "to game the audience" by keeping the identity of the poor soul on the receiving end of Negan's deadly beat down hidden »

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3 Preview: Photos + Reckless Speculation Edition

4 May 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“Do you think those dragons like me? Or were they just using me?”A quick preview of the next Game of Thrones episode, complete with photos and some Maester-like speculation work.

After last Sunday night’s episode, “Home,” Game of Thrones fans are flying high. For many, it’s because we were all right about that thing. For others, it’s the sheer joy of a season that is delivering a lot of payoff.

For more on that episode, read my weekly Game of Thrones Explained column.

We can now turn our attention to the next episode, “Oathbreaker,” which is written by showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff. It is directed by newcomer Dan Sackheim, best known for his work as a producer and director on shows like The Americans, The Walking Dead and House M.D. As per usual, the official synopsis isn’t giving us much: “Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran »

- Neil Miller

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TV Scorecard: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed in 2016?

4 May 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We're coming up on May Sweeps, and networks are making major decisions about what shows will make the cut for Fall. Which shows will return this Summer? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! What's Been Renewed ABC Once Upon a Time: Just ahead of its highly anticipated 100th episode, the fantasy series has been picked up for its sixth season. Scandal: The heart-stopping political drama will return for a sixth season. Grey's Anatomy: The iconic medical drama is officially coming back for season 13! How to Get Away With Murder:: This crazy-addictive, insane show will be covering up murders for a third season. Modern Family: ABC's staple family comedy has been given another season. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Better Call Saul and the rise of the binge watch

4 May 2016 12:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s no doubting it, binge-watching is the latest craze to sweep the planet, with many consumers choosing to watch their television all in one sitting, cracking out an entire series in less than 24 hours. Of course, there are lots of shows, like The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones and the new HBO show Vinyl, choosing to drip feed episodes every week, but many avid watchers are choosing to ‘save up’ a bunch of episodes, and consume them all at once.

The binge-watch can probably be credited to the huge success of the massive TV show Breaking Bad. The Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul-led show spanned five seasons from 2008-2013, and a huge 62 episodes. It was ground-breaking television, both in terms of quality (its screenwriting, acting and direction were near flawless), and how we watch TV in general. Most people came to the TV series late, and with multiple »

- The Hollywood News

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The Walking Dead #154 Preview Panels

3 May 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the intense events of The Walking Dead #153 and the jaw-dropping cover art reveal for issue #156, Robert Kirkman has readers set up for quite a ride with the next two installments. Hitting shelves tomorrow is issue #154, and preview panels tease what lies ahead for a few familiar faces.

The Walking Dead #154 comes out on May 4th. The preview panels below are thanks to our friends at TheWalkingDead.com!

The Walking Dead #154

Story: Robert Kirkman

Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano & Cliff Rathburn

Cover: Charlie Adlard & Dave Stewart

May 4

32 Pages | Black & White | Mature

$2.99″

Led to Slaughter.

The post The Walking Dead #154 Preview Panels appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Captain America: Civil War Writers Hope To Bring Namor To The Big Screen

3 May 2016 5:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Captain America: Civil War is a movie featuring a very long list of characters, but there are still many heroes and villains from the comic book version of that story who don’t make an appearance. One of those is Namor the Sub-Mariner, an anti-hero who played a key role in the final battle, arriving alongside an army of Atlanteans to provide Steve Rogers with some support.

Asked in a recent interview about which characters they’d like to see brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future, Captain America: Civil War writers Chris Markus and Steve McFeely had some interesting suggestions, with the latter specifically mentioning the ruler of Atlantis.

Namor. He is kind of a jerk and has a chip on his shoulder and he is a king and lives underwater. The degree of difficulty is so high, though. ‘Cause it could be a great movie »

- Josh Wilding

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Giveaway – The Boy Prize Pack (Shirt, Candle, Bluray)!

3 May 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

We loved William Brent Bell’s film The Boy (review up this week!), and the good folks over at Universal thought it would be nice to see if you fright fanatics would too. We’ve partnered up with Universal to give out (2) prize packs for the creepy doll film (now on Digital HD and hitting Bluray/DVD/VOD on May 10th),  each one containing a Bluray/Digital HD copy of the scarefest, along with a t-shirt and special candle.

From Lakeshore Entertainment (Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Underworld Franchise) and Stx Entertainment (The Gift, Secret in Their Eyes), the film is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”).

Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. She soon discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a »

- Jerry Smith

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