The Falls Horror Fest, presented by Fangoria, will be returning to the Niagara Falls Comic Con, located in Niagara Falls, Canada. The event takes place June 5th – 7th, 2015. The final, iconic lineup will include The Exorcist legend Linda Blair, Mistress of the Dark Elvira (aka actress Cassandra Peterson), The Walking Dead’s Scott Wilson, ...
Sky's recent financial results have shown a huge rise in on-demand viewing.
This figure is up 63% year on year, with Sky Box Sets delivering a new record of almost 100 million views across Sky+ and Sky Go.
"The UK and Ireland delivered a stand-out performance, reporting both the highest customer growth and lowest churn for 11 years," said group chief executive Jeremy Darroch.
"We took share in broadband and grew strongly in TV, as our dual-brand strategy with Now TV and Sky continues to deliver."
In the UK and Ireland, the company has now connected more than one million Sky boxes in the year to date, which takes their connected base to almost 7 million homes.
Sky also announced that Arctic thriller Fortitude has become its most »
The big takeaway tonight from a panel screening of The Walking Dead season 5 finale, held tonight at the Egyptian theater as part of AMC’s Emmys push: it turns out that behind the scenes, the show is just as much of a Ricktatorship as it is onscreen. Or to put it more clearly, Andrew Lincoln is far and away the most beloved – by his costars – member of the cast. Again and again, cast members went out of their way to praise Lincoln as a supportive coworker who as often as… »
It's time for the alphas to get a little sweet. Alpha Male Madness 2015 has reached the Sweet 16, people, and the tournament is really heating up after round two, which saw the exit of several popular TV leading men, like The Vampire Diaries' Salvatore brothers and two Game of Thrones stars. Still in the competition? All three Supernatural stars (reigning champ Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins), as well as both contenders from Arrow, Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes, and the rookie of the year: Outlander star Sam Heughan! Plus, fan faves from The Walking Dead, Ouat, Batb and The Originals are all still in it to win it. But it's anyone's game as we enter the Sweet 16 »
The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.
There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »
- Sarah Myles
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
I’ve always subscribed to the idea that film parodies only work when they’re played straight. When the situation is what brings the laughs, instead of continual references and camera winks, so to speak. Films like the Scary Movie or A Haunted House series never quite did the trick, with turning cliche-filled parts of the films they were poking fun into just a series silly jokes, with no staying power, once the scene was over. What made films like Airplane, The Naked Gun and even Top Secret! or Get Smart work so well, is how straight they were played, almost as if the viewer was the only one In on the joke, making each gag work tremendously well. The Tim Ogletree-written/Scott Dow-directed parody on all things zombie, The Walking Deceased, unfortunately falls into the former category, relying on over the top and continual references to the »
- Jerry Smith
We get it George R. R. Martin: Westeros is awful. It's full of diseases, kidnappers, rapists, backstabbers (actual stabbers), and -- most of all -- untimely, sometimes heartrending deaths. It's been made perfectly clear that Martin has no problem killing off even the most beloved of characters, thusly filling every episode of "Game of Thrones" with a sense of dread unmatched by anything else on TV. (Well, except "The Walking Dead" -- that show is f***ed up. But I digress...)
So, it's with a heavy heart that we present the following list of bygone characters -- some of whom we loved, and some of whom we loved to hate -- in the hopes that you help us rank Westeros's most beloved (and detested) deceased. Just click the arrow-thingies to cast your vote. Rip, everyone. »
- Tim Hayne
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren backed away from the highly-anticipated project, citing creative differences with Warner Bros. Just a few days later, Patty Jenkins came on board to replace her. Today we have new details from Variety about what those creative differences may have been. Multiple sources claim that the director's vision was "vastly different" from the studio's, since she wanted an "epic origin tale" in the same vein as Braveheart, while Warner Bros. wanted a more character-driven story with far less action.
The site's sources claim that that Warner Bros. executives became increasingly worried about her ability to deliver a "large-scale, action-packed production," since she has never directed a feature film before, although she has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. With Patty Jenkins now on board, the studio is expected to stick with a more character-based story. Patty Jenkins made her feature »
Warner Bros. is probably glad this week is coming to an end. Their "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" tease and setup for Monday's IMAX event was ruined by the leak of the entire trailer. Then there's "Wonder Woman," which lost director Michelle MacLaren, and while she was quickly replaced by "Monster" helmer Patty Jenkins, everyone is wondering what happened. It was suggested that MacLaren's idea to give Wonder Woman a talking tiger sidekick might've been part of the "creative differences" that split the studio and filmmaker, but Variety has a bit more intel. According to their sources, MacLaren wanted to make a "Braveheart"-esque action picture, while the studio wanted something more character-driven. Perhaps more crucially, the studio was concerned about MacLaren's experience handling a big action movie, even though she has fare like "Game Of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" on her resume. Read »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Out of the major comic book movie news to land in recent weeks, Michelle MacLaren’s departure from Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman has resonated the longest. Her initial appointment was met with excitement, intrigue and hope by those eager for an edgier take on the DC movie-verse after witnessing the director’s stellar work on Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad. That sense of enthusiasm led to sadness for many this week, however, as MacLaren exited after investing a fair amount into developing the project. While it took the studio mere days to source a replacement, suggesting the movie is still racing toward its 2017 release, there’s word from Variety (via Collider) now shedding light on why exactly her tenure was cut so short.
As MacLaren’s initial announcements implied, not only would she be directing, but she was also set to develop Wonder Woman, which means she had considerable »
- Gem Seddon
Darth Vader, zombies, and Riverdale's Archie are featured in our latest round-up, in which we take a look at the first trailer and release details for Star Wars Battlefront, the Wizard World Minneapolis variant cover for The Walking Dead #1, and release details for the Archie vs. Sharknado one-shot.
Press Release -- "Redwood City, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Dice™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ea) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and »
- Derek Anderson
Year-old Stx has dated four films — horror-thriller “The Gift,” starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, on July 31; “The Secret in Their Eyes,” starring Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Oct. 23; drama “The Boy” starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”), on Jan. 22; and Civil War drama “The Free State of Jones,” starring McConaughey, on March 11.
Stx made the announcement Friday while unveiling its selection of Horizon Media as its agency of record. It said Horizon will handle all aspects of media planning and buying — including strategic approach, market research, analytics, partnerships and integrations.
“As a new and growing studio, we want our marketing and media imprint to be innovative, impactful and enterprising,” said president and chief content officer Oren Aviv. “We met with many agencies, »
- Dave McNary
If youre anything like us your life may be swallowed whole by all things The Walking Dead. Its a stellar small screen transfer of Image Comics ongoing tale of survival in a postapocalyptic world where the undead rise to feast on the living. But the show is a lot more than that thanks to Robert Kirkman and the brainiacs over at AMC who insist on constantly injecting small homages to other genre greats and a vast array of often wellconcealed Easter Eggs. »
While Warner Bros. made a swift decision this week to hire Patty Jenkins as its new “Wonder Woman” director, industry insiders are still chattering about why original helmer Michelle MacLaren suddenly vanished from the project.
The studio is declining to elaborate on the cliched “creative differences” joint statement that was issued when the two parted ways. But, according to multiple sources close to the project, the director’s vision for the movie was vastly different from the studio’s view. MacLaren envisioned the DC Comics-based “Wonder Woman” movie as an epic origin tale in the vein of “Braveheart,” whereas Warner wanted a more character-driven story that was less heavy on action.
Warner executives, these insiders said, became increasingly concerned about MacLaren directing a large-scale, action-packed production when her experience was limited to the small screen, where she made her name directing episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead. »
- Justin Kroll
Sacred Bones Records has unveiled the music video for John Carpenter's "Night", a track from his Lost Themes record that's now available. Also featured in our latest round-up is Detroit Zombie Apocalypse III, this weekend's zombie-themed fundraiser for The Walking Hope cancer charity, as well as details on Diamond Select Toys' interactive appearances at Chicago's C2E2 later this month.
John Carpenter Music Video: It followed Laurie Strode as she was hunted by Michael Myers, rode with Christine as the flaming 1958 Plymouth Fury mercilessly pursued Buddy Repperton down a dark stretch of asphalt, and accompanied Jack Burton and his pals on their rescue mission in Lo Pan's lair. John Carpenter’s music could be listed as a cast member in his films, as they are like another character, superbly complimenting the dialogue and actions of the main players.
The nine tracks on Carpenter's upcoming Lost Themes record, however, don't come from iconic films, »
- Derek Anderson
TV shows either have to evolve or die when they outlive their original premise, argues Caroline. Change is vital to survival...
Television shows, network Us television shows especially, tend to start off with an obvious hook. The ability to describe a premise in a single word or sentence is a valuable part of getting something on the air in the first place, and so it’s no wonder we get a slew of pilots every year with silly one-word descriptors and obvious, over-the-top characterisations.
But what happens when a show outlives that part, and evolves into something that doesn’t even really resemble that original premise at all?
It happens more often than we may immediately realise, and it comes down to a number of factors. There are network notes soon after a show has premiered, but there's also audience reaction, sometimes so strong that it demands change for series »
It's only been a few weeks since AMC's The Walking Dead brought Season 5 to a close, and now fans are starting to look forward to Season 6, which starts production next month in Atlanta. AMC has released a new preview for the upcoming season, where cast members tease what is in store for the fans. What do they know about Season 6? In short, nothing, but showrunner Scott M. Gimple does know the plan, although he isn't saying much.
The showrunner/executive producer reveals that every eight episodes of The Walking Dead is essentially a new show, and that the first eight episodes of Season 6 will be vastly different than the last eight of Season 5. Executive producer Denise M. Huth reveals that the show is all about taking these characters and putting them in situations they haven't been in before, and "taking more and more away from them." She also teases that, »
Written by Danny McLaughlin, Kevin Logue | Art by Michael Arbuthnot, Kevin Logue, Ruairi Coleman, John McFarlane | Published by Uproar Comics
I imagine there is not much new that the zombie genre has left to give us, so kudos to publisher Uproar Comics for finding its own unoccupied corner of the genre. Although the zombies are the star of the Zombies Hi, omni-present and doing what zombies do, a little extra depth comes from setting the book in the city of Derry, in Northern Ireland (coincidentally where Uproar Comics are also based).
Derry has been able to seal itself from the zombies outside because of the walls that completely surround it, but Derry comes with a long history of sectarian divide, and the characters in the book reflect the different communities that live there.
The people thrown together, and who must now try and work together, are people that just a »
- Dean Fuller
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