The Entire Series of SMALLVILLE is Headed To Hulu

Just when I thought it was a solid move to cancel my Hulu subscription, this happens. EW announced that the entire series of Smallville is on its way to the streaming service. This will be the first time that the series has been available for streaming since it ended back in 2011. 

You'll be able to see the entire series starting October 1st and relive the magic! I've sat in on panels for the show, met various actors, and Michael Rosembaum is from my hometown...and I've still never seen this show. I'm assuming you're going to say it's worth my time to check out? 

Duncan Jones’ MUTE Takes Place After MOON, and We’ll Find Out What Happened to Sam Rockwell’s Character

Duncan Jones' Moon is a terrific sci-fi movie, and I was pleased to hear that his longtime passion project Mute — which he begins shooting next week — takes place in the same cinematic universe. I haven't paid too much attention to the details in the intervening years (Jones has been wanting to make Mute for a long time, even before Moon came out in 2009), so while this may be old news to some of you, I just learned a couple of new details about the connection between the two films and I wanted to share them with you.

First of all, here's the synopsis for Mute in case you have no idea what I'm even talking about:

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Paul Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.

Now I'm going to drop some spoilers for the end of Moon. At the end of that film, one of the Sam Bell clones (played by Sam Rockwell) escapes from the Lunar Industries facility, returns to Earth, and blows the whistle on the company's unethical practice of using clones instead of humans to run the show up there.

So here's the connection. Mute takes place eleven years after Lunar Industries first set up the moon-based facility, and Rockwell is supposed to cameo in the new movie as a way of providing some answers about what happened to that Sam Bell clone who made his way to Earth. /Film points out that Jones wants to make a third film that takes place in this universe as well; not much is known about that one, other than that it has a female lead, but as Jones told Bleeding Cool a few years ago:

You’ll definitely see the world expanding. As far as the epilogue of Sam Bell’s adventures there are going to be… the plan was to doMute first. Mute is a sci-fi story that takes place in Berlin. It’s very much a city film. Moon’s obviously a film about isolation, about as isolated as you can get on the far side of the moon. And there’s a third science fiction film, which will hopefully be the next film, which is a very different thing, which I can’t say too much about right now. But all three of those are connected in that they all take place within the same universe and each one of them will have just a couple of little fingers into each other’s story, so you’ll… just a little link between them all. So you’ll find out a little bit more about what happens in Moon in Mute and in this other film.

I'm very excited to see Jones expand the universe he created seven years ago, and pay homage to films like Blade Runner and Casablanca in his own unique way. Mute sounds awesome, and I'm glad he's finally able to get it off the ground.

Paramount Delays RINGS and FRIDAY THE 13TH…Again

Patience is a virtue, but Paramount Pictures is pushing horror buffs to the limit with the company's latest decision. Variety reports that not only has the studio has delayed The Ring sequel Rings for the third time, but they've also delayed the new Friday the 13th movie.

Rings was originally set to premiere in November of 2015, but was bumped to April 1, 2016, and then kicked to October 28, 2016. Now its new date will be February 3, 2017. I don't know a ton about horror, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that moving a horror film out of a prime Halloween release date doesn't bode well for the studio's confidence in that movie.

Friday the 13th fans are also used to waiting, but while this latest delay might suck in the near future, it may not bode as poorly for the film's overall quality. Originally set to hit theaters on January 13, 2017, the new Friday the 13th will now arrive on Friday, October 13, 2017. That's a move that actually makes sense to me, and it allows the studio to reintroduce a horror icon like Jason Voorhees to audiences just before Halloween.

With Mission: Impossible and Transformers taking the year off and the pain of a big flop like Ben-Hur still fresh in the studio's memory, it feels like Paramount needed a couple of wins this year. But they recently took a $115 million write-down for an upcoming movie (believed to be the goofy-looking family film Monster Trucks), and now they won't have Rings to help them out in the Halloween season. Yikes.

Joker and Harley Quinn Get Their Own FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Mashup

Honest question: would you watch a Fifty Shades of Grey-type film about Joker and Harley Quinn? I probably would. I don't think a film like that has any chance of being made, but I'll put it out in the universe in hopes some WB executive is reading. While we're at it, I would also watch a Joker and Harley movie that leads into a Batman movie! 

Back to the Fifty Shades thing, though. Nerdy Hero spent a year making this mashup trailer and it deserves your attention. Check it out below!

Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Join GAME OF THRONES and Immediately Get Killed Off

Game of Thrones is known for casting amazingly talented British actors, but they've largely chosen to bring in older veterans like Jonathan Pryce or Ian McShane for roles on the show. But why not add a younger, but still very experienced actor to the ranks? Daniel Radcliffe, the former Harry Potter himself, has expressed interest in being part of the show — if only for a little while.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Radcliffe spoke about the freedom he currently has when choosing projects:

"I've recently read a couple of really good TV pilot scripts," he said. "But then it's signing on for seven years. Right now, I have a little bit of freedom. So if I read a script for something that's filming next year, I don't have to turn it down because I'm not available - which I did, for a long time."

When asked if a shorter run on something like Game of Thrones was an option, he responded very enthusiastically:

"I would love to. If they want to just bring me in and f**king kill me, I would be so happy to do that."

Do I actually think this is going to happen? Probably not, since seeing an iconic actor like Radcliffe might take Game of Thrones viewers out of the experience of watching the show and draw attention to the fact that we're seeing Harry Potter in another fictional universe. But considering all of the ways that other famous actors have gotten involved in Star Wars recently, hiding in plain sight under pounds of makeup or covered in a costume, it'll be fun to wonder if Radcliffe is lurking somewhere in the back of a crowd shot next season.

THE SIMPSONS Awesomely Parodies ADVENTURE TIME in Newest Couch Gag

The latest opening couch gag for The Simpsons pays homage to the cartoon series Adventure Time and it's freakin' glorious! If you're a fan of these animated shows, you're going to love this! I never I thought I'd see these two series crossover with each other, but here it is!

This couch gag will open up with the Season 28 premiere episode, "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus," which is set to air on this weekend on September 25th, but you don't have to wait until then to see it because you can watch it below. 

On a side note...I can't believe The Simpsons is entering its 28th season! That's just insane! 

Hugo Weaving Talks About Playing Red Skull and If He’ll Be Back AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

I loved watching Hugo Weaving play the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger. He was perfect for the part, and it'd be a shame if Marvel never brought the villain back into the MCU. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Weaving talked about playing the role and why he had so much fun taking it on:

"I thought it would be a lot of fun to play a classic über-Nazi, someone who thought Hitler was a pussy! [Laughs] It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull."

The fate of Red Skull in the MCU remains somewhat open. The last time we saw him he grabbed the Cosmic Cube and disappeared in a flash of energy. I don't believe that he died. I believe that Red Skull still is around and that he could eventually reemerge. I have no idea when, where, or how, but it's a possibility. When asked if Red Skull could show up in Avengers: Infinity War, Weaving said:

"With Marvel, it’s pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. It’s not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I don’t know. I’m not sure what they’re up to with the Red Skull."

The Cosmic Cube is a component of Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, so he will need it to help obliterate half the life of the universe. You can read more about that here in some recently rumored plot details. It'd be pretty cool if Red Skull were to be included in the story somehow. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have said that they are considering everything, so it definitely could happen. 

Would you like to see Red Skull return to the MCU? Below you'll find a clip showing what happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Haunting Trailer for the Horror Thriller THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

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"I remember I was fascinated by how an inside of the body looked. She always hoped I would be a surgeon one day."

I've got an eerie trailer here for an unsettling film called The Eyes of My Mother. This is an indie horror film from director Nicolas Pesce, and it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. I didn't get a chance to see it while I was there, but I wish I had! This movie looks completely jacked up.

I came across the trailer at Firstshowing, and they say the film has been described as "a nightmare that is so unsettling and disturbing that many who've seen it want to forget it but can't." Sounds like my kind of film, and I love the black and white photography! Here's the synopsis:

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form.

The movie will get a limited theatrical and VOD release on December 2nd. Check out the trailer and let us know if this is a film you'd be interested in watching. 

Haunting Trailer for the Horror Thriller THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

haunting-trailer-for-the-horror-thriller-the-eyes-of-my-mother

"I remember I was fascinated by how an inside of the body looked. She always hoped I would be a surgeon one day."

I've got an eerie trailer here for an unsettling film called The Eyes of My Mother. This is an indie horror film from director Nicolas Pesce, and it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. I didn't get a chance to see it while I was there, but I wish I had! This movie looks completely jacked up.

I came across the trailer at Firstshowing, and they say the film has been described as "a nightmare that is so unsettling and disturbing that many who've seen it want to forget it but can't." Sounds like my kind of film, and I love the black and white photography! Here's the synopsis:

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form.

The movie will get a limited theatrical and VOD release on December 2nd. Check out the trailer and let us know if this is a film you'd be interested in watching.