Zachary Quinto To Host a Revival of Leonard Nimoy’s Paranormal Series IN SEARCH OF For The History Channel

Zachary Quinto is following in Leonard Nimoy's footsteps again and is set to host a new UFO series for The History Channel called In Search Of. The series is basically a revival of Rod Serling and Leonard Nimoy's 1970s series of the same name which saw the hosts examine unexplained phenomena all over the world.

The network has ordered 10-episodes of the new series, and each episode will "follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme — think: alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence — and searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries."

The series will also feature interviews with witnesses and scholars with "a personal connection to the phenomenon and include immersive demonstrations and experiments." Quinto had this to say in a statement:

“I am so excited to be reimagining ‘In Search Of’ and exploring new questions and phenomena with all of the advancements in science and technology from which we have benefitted in the past 40 years since the original series first aired. In the spirit of my late dear friend Leonard Nimoy, we intend to honor and perpetuate his endless curiosity about the world — and universe — in which we live. Our director Eddie Schmidt and our partners at Propagate, Universal Television Alternative Studio and FremantleMedia International have ignited the process with enthusiasm and intelligence, and History is the perfect home for this unique and compelling series.”

Eli Lehrer, Executive VP of Programming at History added:

“In the '70s and '80s, the legendary Leonard Nimoy captivated viewers by transporting them through the world of unsolved mysteries and paranormal phenomena. To this day, the investigations conducted in this series remain relevant and a source of public obsession. Now with Zachary’s passion and prevalence in the science fiction genre, the groundbreaking series is back for a new audience.”

I'm actually really excited about this. I enjoy watching these kinds of shows on the History and Discovery Channel's and the fact that Zachary Quinto is involved a cool bonus! Will you be tuning in to watch the series?

Source: THR

First Promo Spot For Marvel’s LEGION Season 2

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"I wanted to be normal. Does any of this look normal to you?"

One of my favorite Marvel series on network TV is Noah Hawley's FX show Legion. Season 1 was so freakin' good! Now today, we get our first look at the upcoming second season. The promo spot features David Haller (Dan Stevens) back with his allies at Summerland, but we still have no idea where the mutant ran off to. 

The brief promo also offers a quick glimpse of the characters Syd (Rachel Keller), Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Cary (Bill Irwin), Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) and Oliver (Jemaine Clement). 

In case you don't remember, the Season 1 finale came to an end with Oliver running off with Lenny, and David being sucked into a floating orb. I can't wait to see where Season 2 takes us. In an interview with /Film, Hawley talked a bit about the upcoming season and says there's going to be a big time jump:

"If the first year was the story of an insane man in a sane world, then I was interested in looking at David now being the sane man in an insane world. We’ve established he doesn’t have schizophrenia and he has these abilities. There is this time jump, for him to come back and suddenly the world is a very different place. I was interested this year in looking at a mass psychology. Mental illness can also be cultural in a way so those issues were interesting to me. We’re also exploring with Dan, he’s on a journey here in which in the language of this world, you have heroes and villains. It’s not determined yet where he’s going to end up. A lot of that’s going to have to do with what’s holding him on the good path, this love story with Rachel and his experience with Farouk. That’s really interesting to explore I hope.
"I didn’t want to go in season two it’s all clarity all the time, so we built in a time jump. We can muddy the waters agin. I think that’s the fun of the show, the mystery of trying to figure things out."

Legion Season 2 is set to premiere in April on FX.

HOUSE OF CARDS Has Added Diane Lane And Greg Kinnear To Season 6

House Of Cards started filming for its final season, and they've added two big actors to the show's final episodes. Deadline reports both Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane will join Season 6 of the series, in a casting that was made in part due to the Kevin Spacey controversy. No detailed information is available on either actor's role in the series at this time, but it has been said the two will be playing siblings. 

I stopped watching House of Cards long before the controversy started, and I doubt I'll catch up to watch the final stretch. Readers who have stuck with the series, are you excited for this final season? 

Watch Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman Rap About Doritos and Mountain Dew in Super Bowl Ad

About a week ago, we got a promo teaser featuring Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman facing off with each other. We didn't know at the time what they would be doing in this Doritos Blaze and Mountian Dew Ice commercial, but now we know. In the two ads below you'll see Peter Dinklage lip-syncing to Busta Rhymes' verse in "Look At Me Now" and Morgan Freeman lip-syncing to "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliott. The add turned out to be a lot fun. I also included a video featuring the two actors amusingly training for their big lip-synching moment. Check out the videos below!

Video Game Titles with Great DLC Content

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The striking image above is exactly how some gamers see the overarching concept of DLC.  Game Publishers using DLC as an excuse to grab more and more money for a game title.  A prime example of this is EA's Battlefront series, which most recently has come under fire for this practice. But there are some great DLC packages which bring additional features which increase the potential of games which are already enjoyable.  Come with me on a journey, where we go in search of games which brought great DLC to gamers.

What Makes for Great DLC?

Great DLC enhances the ideas and the systems already explored in the parent game, bringing the potential to enrich the original game experience.  Perhaps by providing further insight into the game environment, filling in any narrative gaps, introducing new characters or new mechanics which offer more creativity in already established gameplay.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

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Zombies aren't an original concept for game additions, but in spite of this. The smash hit western title Red Dead Redemption's DLC  - Undead Nightmare is one of the most original in this list.  One of the best elements of this title comes from Rockstar's ability to just run with crazy, mad cap ideas.  Riding through the beautiful idealised American wilderness and encountering undead bears, wolves and even deer as well as encountering mythical beasts such as the Chupacabras and the mighty Sasquatch, adds immeasurably to the original game experience.

There's a fairly length additional narrative which is engaging and entertaining and it's always a positive experience to play as John Marston - a genuinely likeable and well written character.  One of the side missions I really enjoyed was finding (and riding) The Four Horses of the Apocalypse, which must be found on the game map.  

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There's also additional multiplayer characters with some fairly humorous references, Poe Boll (Uwe Boll and Edgar Allen Poe mashup), Magic Jackson (Magic Johnston and Michael Jackson) and Viper Craven (a reference to Wes Craven).  This is still available and really worthwhile playing through on the PS Now Network if you have subscribed to it.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

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This is an expansion pack which actually makes you feel like you are playing a whole new game.  XCOM 2 was an incredible turn based strategy game, which sees the player attempt to take the fight to the alien invader on Earth.  The first and possibly only expansion pack for the game expresses the opinion that more.. is well... more.  More Maps. more enemies, more abilities, more weapons.  The biggest addition is the mini nemesis system (similar to The Shadow of Mordor games) which comes courtesy of the three titular Chosen characters.  These characters continually ambush you throughout missions and reference past battles.  They have different skills and have automatically generated name, strengths and weaknesses and they become stronger if the XCOM team doesn't act fast enough and destroy them. 

There's also an additional layering of the overall strategy in the game, there are three Earth factions - each with different characteristics and characters.  This Expansion also makes the XCOM experience even more story driven than it's parent title and this adds a narrative layer and makes each battle feel even more personal.

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This is a wide and deep expansion pack for XCOM 2 that improves, just about everything, greater variety in mission objectives, tactical options, threats and additional strategic map objectives.  The chosen are worthy enemies who don't feel tacked on or cheap and the extra squad classes give greater options for the player as he takes command of the battlefield.

Final Fantasy XIV : Stormblood

This is a tale of oppression and rebellion, find a lost prince, convince him to take up arms against the evil Garlean Empire.  It's not an original story, but it's a theme which the Final Fantasy series does exceedingly well.  Playing through this expansion pack, I felt a thrill of adventure, which I hadn't encountered in an MMO for a long time.  I genuinely cared for each of the characters I encountered and then I came to the conclusion, although this DLC starts where the previous expansion HeavenSward left off, this feels like a whole new adventure.

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Every dungeon and every boss feels intricately crafted and this expansion continues Final Fantasy XIV's reputation for being one of the most MMO's ever produced.  Undoubtedly the best element of this game are tackling the new Primal Boss fights, a explosive entanglement of visual effects and has the feel of some of the best moments of Platinum Games superb boss fights.  If you are a Final Fantasy fan, this is one expansion that is worth picking up.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City

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I was intensely disappointed with the previous DLC for Dark Souls 3, it had an emphasis on PVP, which wasn't what I was looking for.  The Ringed City made up for that, by introducing new lands to explore, giving the player new weapons, new armour and ominous new enemies to battle.  Dark Souls has always been a series known for it's stupendous boss fights and this expansion has two of the best and most difficult boss battles to date.

These are some of what I believe are the most worthy DLC packages to spend your money on, expansions and changes to gameplay and additional narrative bring far more to a gameplay experience than skins and emojis!

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Trailer For William Fichtner and Michael Rosenbaum’s Thriller THE NEIGHBOR

Hey, look! Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum actually co-stars in a new movie coming out with William Fichter (Elysium, 12 Strong) called The Neighbor. This actually looks like a decent thriller that would be worth checking out... if this trailer didn't basically tell us the whole damn story! 

The story follows a "middle-aged man (Fichtner) in a stagnant marriage becomes voyeuristically obsessed with an attractive young woman (Jessica McNamee) when she and her seemingly abusive husband (Rosenbaum) move in next door."

If you're a fan of either of these actors, maybe you'll want to check this out. Who knows, maybe there's some kind of twist in the story that isn't in this trailer. The Neighbor was directed by Aaron Harvey (Catch .44) and it's set to be released in theaters and on VOD on January 26th, 2018.

Have you ever had any experiences with crazy or creepy neighbors? I have!

The Purge Will Make America Great Again in This Teaser Trailer and Poster For THE FIRST PURGE

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The first teaser trailer and poster have been released for the new Purge film, which is called The First Purge. As you can see the poster is a parody of Donald Trump's signature red hat and slogan "Make America Great Again." As for the teaser, it focuses on all the things that make America great and how The Purge is a part of that American tradition. I'm sure the poster and teaser will ruffle a few feathers. Here's the synopsis for the film:

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness.  Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.  But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Purge creator James DeMonaco is back as the writer of the latest film which will be directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands). The cast of the film includes Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei.

The First Purge will be released on July 4th.

Sundance Review: Daisy Ridley’s OPHELIA is an Unexpected Masterpiece

When I go to Sundance, I expect to see lots of low budget movies filmed with incredible acting and decent storytelling. I don't expect anything too mind-blowing though. Which is why when I saw Ophelia, I was incredibly surprised by how great of a film it was.

Now, I understand that I am somewhat biased for this film, not only does it star Daisy Ridley, who I absolutely adore, but it also revolves around the Shakespearean story of Hamlet. And if there is one thing I love more than comic books, it's Shakespeare. So, I'll try to be as unbiased as possible while giving this review. Even though the film is based on Hamlet, it is told from the perspective of Ophelia and gives hints to a hidden narrative beyond Hamlet.

The film was beautifully shot and was filled with stunning visuals. The very first frame was gorgeous and then it only got better from there. It was like every frame was a work of art. All the actors were fantastic in their roles. Each character was given so much more depth than the original play they are based on.

The film uses language similar to Shakespeare, and even has some of the famous lines, but does not go into verse or rhyme. The story was filled with so much mystery and intrigue and I was hooked on every frame of the film.

The film stars Clive Owen as Claudius, who was deliciously evil, which was a delight to see, especially after seeing his poor performance in Valerian. The movie also stars Naomi Watts, who stole the show, giving levels and layers to the character Gertrude that is not often considered. Of course, Daisy Ridley was my favorite, though. She has such a charm on screen that it's hard to not like her. She plays the strong-willed heroine very well.

This movie is so great that I hope it gets littered with Oscar nominations next year. For something. ANYTHING. The costumes and sets felt so period but managed to stun. I find it hard to find fault in this movie. As a Shakespeare fan, this movie gave me so much to enjoy while also being able to see so much goodness as just a simple movie.

Ten out of Ten. This movie has reached the echelons of my top favorite movies of all times, and I hope to be able to have it remain there for awhile.

The Director of Jason Statham’s CRANK Wants a CRANK Cinematic Universe

Jason Statham's wildly action-packed Crank films were a blast to watch. They are some of the most adrenaline-fueled films that have ever been made and director Brian Taylor wants to expand the franchise and build a cinematic universe around it! And you know what? I would actually like to see how that would turn out. This could be absolutely insane! 

This information came out of a conversation with Movie Crypt Podcast while talking about the possibility of seeing Crank 3 and some of the concepts he's planning for it. After joking that  "prospects for Crank 3 would be much improved if the second movie had made more than $12 at the box office," he said:

"My feeling about Crank 3 is that Crank 3 should be as exponentially more f—ed up than Crank 2 as Crank 2 was Crank 1. Obviously, there’s been talk here and there but I’ve never really felt that creatively it was f—ed up enough to really do. Because the studio will get in contact with us: ‘What do you guys think about this?’ ‘What do you guys think about that?’ And the scenarios are always very tame compared to what I think it should be."

He then went on to talk about the idea of building a cinematic universe, saying:

"Obviously, there’s a great movie there somewhere. I don’t know if it’s going to be Jason Statham in a wheelchair, 40 years from now. I think there should be a Crank cinematic universe. Not just one movie. So who knows? There’s nothing in the works right now. But you never know. Me and [co-director] Mark [Neveldine] are brothers for life."

I'm curious to know what kind of ideas they have for a Crank Cinematic Universe and what that might look like. But in the end, I would settle for Crank 3 for now. Ya gotta take those baby steps. Back in 2015, co-director Mark Neveldine said that everyone wanted to do a third saying:

"We’re definitely gonna do solo films. But we have an approved treatment for Crank 3 and we’re super-excited about it. I know we’ve talked about it in the past, but we had lunch with Jason [Statham], we had lunch with Lakeshore. Everybody wants to do it, it’s just now about all the stars aligning. Brian and I have a couple things that we’d really like to do as a team, and there are projects that really make sense that way. But also everybody thinks we’re just one person. We’re actually two guys with families and kids now, and we have things that we want to do solo and we’re very supportive of each other doing that. But we want to do Crank 3."

Would any of you want to see a Crank Cinematic Universe happen?

Via: JoBlo

Ursula Loses Head On The Little Mermaid Ride at Disneyland and Keeps On Singing

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I'm sure you're all aware of The Little Mermaid ride at Disney's California Adventure. Well, the head of the animatronic Ursula popped off, and if that isn't scary enough, the decapitated head continued to sing. I'm sure a lot of kids are now scarred for life because of this little mishap. You can see a couple of videos below of Ursula's singing head dangling from a couple wires that were posted online. This kind of gave me a chuckle and I thought some of you might think these were funny, so check them out...

Via: Geekologie