If WESTWORLD Season 2 Didn’t Get Confusing Enough For You Wait For The “Radical Shift” in Season 3!

I love HBO's Westworld regardless of how confusing it gets! Westworld Season 1 was a great set up for the series, Season 2 started off pretty amazing, but by the end of it things took some pretty interesting and confusing twists and turns that left a lot of fans scratching their heads. But, just in case things didn't get strange or confusing enough for you, just wait for the "radical shift" coming in Season 3! 

Showrunners and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy recently talked to THR about what is coming and offers a little tease of the new season they are currently in the process of developing:

"I think it’s a radical shift. What’s compelling and appealing about these characters is that they’re not human. As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn’t expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we’re telling. The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she’s laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They’re existential. They span eons. And that’s a fascinating level of story?to engage in."

While they make this radical shift in the show, I hope that they also start to explain what the hell is going on a little bit better. Hey! Maybe the radical shift is that they won't confuse the audiences anymore! At the same time, I kinda dig the fact that they are moving things in a strange direction that leaves us with more questions than answers... as long as those questions are eventually answered! Thankfully that's the plan. Lisa Joy went on to say:

"We always knew that we were going to do this reveal and let her expand into this new role. We have a very diabolical arc for her planned out. Part of the fun for the character will be self-realization. She will be realizing the things we know about who she is."

I'm curious to see where the story for this show is headed and how the arcs of the characters are going to turn out. What are your thoughts on the second season of Westworld and where do you think it's headed?

Netflix Announces Premiere Date For ATYPICAL Season 2 with a Little Promo Video

Atypical is a wonderful must watch series and if you haven't watched Season 1 it, you should give it a go. Netflix has shared a little promo video for Season 2 that you can watch below that announces a premiere date of September 7th. 

There has been some criticism of the series, but Netflix previously released a featurette for it that educates people on the show's purpose. I included that video below as well to watch if you want. Here's the synopsis:

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal? 

The series also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Nik Dodani, and Jenna Boyd.

What did you think of Season 1 of Netflix's Atypical series?

The Creator of MAD MAN Made an Anthology Series For Amazon Called THE ROMANOFFS; Watch The Trailer

The creator of AMC hit drama Mad MenMatthew Weiner, has developed a new anthology series for Amazon called The Romanoffs and today we have the first trailer to share with you. I was a big fan of Mad Men and it looks like this new series of his will not disappoint. 

The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe and it tells eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

In case you want a little background on what the idea for the series is drawing from, the Ramanoffs, or Romanov family were the second dynasty to rule Russia. The family came to an end when Nicholas II and his family were executed during the Russian Civil War. After they were executed, a lot of imposters came forward claiming to be descendants or survivors of the execution.

It sounds like a strange but interesting premise and it comes with an awesome cast of actors that includes Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Ron Livingston, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells and more.

I'll definitely be checking this series out! Watch the trailer for yourself and tell us what you think.

A Girl and Her Robot Save The Day in Trailer For Netflix’s New Animated Film NEXT GEN

"There's way too much injustice in the world… together we can fix it!" 

Netflix has released the first trailer for a new animated sci-fi adventure film that they are releasing called Next Gen. The film tells the story of an "unlikely friendship between a rebellious girl and a runaway combat robot, as they unite to stop a madman's plan for technological world domination." The film is also described as being about the "bittersweet power of memories."

The movie comes from directors Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander and it looks pretty great! It kind of has a Big Hero 6 vibe to it but without the Disney flair. 

The film also has a solid voice cast that includes Charlyne YiJohn KrasinskiDavid CrossMichael PeñaJason Sudeikis, and Constance Wu. The movie hits Netflix on September 7th. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

The TIMESPLITTERS Series Has Been Acquired By THQ Nordic

A press release that was published last night revealed that THQ Nordic via its subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has acquired the rights to the entire TimeSplitters trilogy, which is comprised of the original TimeSplitters, TimeSplitters 2, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. 

The series was top-rated back in the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era, thanks to its fun arcade-style shooter experience. 

Timesplitters was largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000’s The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humor, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customization and modification to give each person their own individual experience,” THQ Nordic said in the press release.

Besides the TimeSplitters series, the publisher has also purchased the rights to the sci-fi action-adventure game, Second Sight. Earlier this year, THQ also acquired the rights to franchises such as Metro, Dead Island, and Saints Row as part of a deal after purchasing Koch Media. 

“Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases,” Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic said at the time. 

As of now, the biggest question here is what THQ Nordic plans to do with the TimeSplitters franchise. Would they remaster any of the older games? Or is it time for TimeSplitters 4? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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New JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM Photo Features The Return of Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne

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We've got a new photo to share with you from John Wick 3: Parabellum and it features the return of Ian McShane in the role of Winston, who is John Wick's biggest supporter. Then there's Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King, who helped John out a bit in Chapter 2.

It's great to get photos like this, but I can't wait until the first trailer is unleashed and we see John Wick back in action in all his glory!

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.

The rest of the cast include Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry as Sofia, Anjelica Huston who will play a character known as The Director, Asia Kate Dillon will be playing The Adjudicator of the High Table. Mark Dacascos will take on the role of an assassin named Zero, and Jason Mantzoukas will be playing the Tick Tock Man.

John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first film is returning to direct John: Wick Chapter 3 from a script written by David Kolstad, who wrote the first two movies.

John Wick: Chapter 3 is currently set to hit theaters on May 17, 2019. And don't forget! Starz is also developing a spinoff TV series called The Continental.

Patton Oswalt Joins Disney’s Live-Action KIM POSSIBLE Movie

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The Disney Channel’s live-action Kim Possible movie has cast a couple new actors that were previously involved with the animated series. Patton Oswalt and Christy Carlson Romano are set to appear in the movie.

Romano, who voiced the teen super-spy in the original series, will pop up in a cameo role, while Oswalt is set to play the villainous Professor Dementor, which is the same character he voiced in the show.

They join the previously cast Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible and Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable. The rest of the cast includes Alyson Hannigan, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson, Erika Tham, Issac Ryan Brown, and Connie Ray.

Kim Possible centers on a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains. Along with her hapless sidekick Ron and his naked mole-rat Rufus, Kim took on power-hungry villains like Drakken and Shego.

The creators of the series, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, wrote the script for the live-action movie along with Josh Cagan (The DUFF). The movie will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky, who were finalists on Fox's On the Lot, the directing competition series from Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett.

What do you think about Oswalt and Romano joining the cast?

Source: Variety

Tajiri P. Henson Can Read Men’s Minds in Trailer For WHAT MEN WANT

The first trailer for Tajiri P. Henson's What Men Want has arrived, and all I can say is I hope this gender-bent reboot is better than the original which starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

What Men Want also stars Tracy MorganRichard RoundtreeWendi McLendon-CoveyJosh Brener, Tamala JonesPhoebe RobinsonMax Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu.

Adam Shankman (HairsprayRock of Ages) directed the film and it opens in theaters on January 11, 2019.

Check out the trailer, and give your thoughts in the comments below:

New Photo of Tilda Swinton as Madame Blanc in The SUSPIRIA Remake

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We've got a new photo to share with you for the upcoming Suspiria remake. It features Tilda Swinton in the role of Madame Blanc, who is one of the teachers at a dance academy in Berlin that happens to be run by witches. When talking about the character, director Luca Guadagnino tells EW:

"Madame Blanc is a woman who is in a moment of conflict. The conflict between art and magic is something that is seen in her face."

One of the stars of the film, Dakota Johnson, talked about working with Swinton:

"Oh my gosh, I just adore her so deeply. I want to make movies with her forever and I hope we will. It’s just an amazing, amazing friendship and collaboration that I have, that I’m so grateful for in my life."

There's been a lot of hype for this film and it all started with some insane footage that was screened at CinemaCon. You can read a detailed account of that footage here. It was pretty jacked up. Here's the synopsis for the series:

As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renown dance company, its artistic director (Tilda Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.

The remake also stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness) and Jessica Harper of the original film. Suspiria will be released on November 2nd, 2018. I hope we get another crazy trailer to watch soon! To watch the first trailer, click here.

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The Director of IT FOLLOWS is Taking on a New Horror Thriller Called THEY HEAR IT

Director David Robert Mitchell's horror film It Follows has a pretty big cult following. A lot of horror fans really loved what he did with that film. It was certainly an intriguing concept. The filmmaker now has a new film project he's developing for Legendary Pictures. 

The film is called They Hear It and it's based on a horror short, the story of which revolves around "a mysterious presence called 'The Sound' that once heard by anyone has terrible consequences." According to THR, the movie will have "the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds and Stephen King’s adaptation It as touchstones."

Mitchell will write the script for the adaptation, but he will not direct. He is currently working on his next film Under the Silver Lake. They Hear It will be helmed by Julian Terry, who is the same filmmaker that directed the short film.

Even though Mitchell isn't directing, his involvement with the script is sure to get fans of It Follows excited for the project.