Netflix is teaming up with the creator of Misfits and E4 to bring an exorcism comedy to the streaming platform. THR reports cult superhero comedy creator Howard Overton will be developing Crazy Face, a series that will star Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum).
The series will focus on spirits with unfinished business possessing living people and working through their problems, and humans that can see them and have to stop them. If it's anything like Misfits' first couple of seasons, it's sure to be a fun (but dark) ride!
With Suicide Squad’s release day swiftly approaching, the media frenzy for the movie is going to pick up. This just happens to be one of those posts that is trying to keep Suicide Squad in the forefront of your mind.
The word around Hollywood is that Jerad Leto is the personification of Method acting. From extreme weight gain for one role to extreme weight loss for another, the man is fully committed to his craft.
Leto recently divulged another way he got into character for his role as The Joker during an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box. Here is what he had to say about how he prepared for the role and how he came up with his Joker laugh, which we've heard in the trailers:
“I worked on the laugh walking around the streets of New York and Toronto, and I kinda would walk around the streets and see what laughs would get under people’s skin.
You know when you hear someone laugh at a restaurant? It’s a little jarring. I tried them out. And I kind of got to a place where I would laugh and people are always turning around like, ‘Who is this creepy guy behind me?'”
It seems like there has been a growing concern about the impact that this movie will have, especially with the recent disliking of Batman v Superman and the reshooting that has happened for Suicide Squad. People are concerned with how this movie will turn out. I say don't worry about it. The cast is strong and the trailers have been engaging. I have faith that, if nothing else, this will be a good popcorn flick.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo (who should have an Oscar for his work in Selma) topline an inspirational new Disney film called Queen of Katwe, about a young girl in a Ugandan village who uses her skills at the game of chess as a way to achieve her dreams. It's a shame the movie decided to use dialogue as obvious as "the little one can become the big one," because the metaphors about using chess to overcome obstacles are made exceedingly clear in the rest of the trailer without that on-the-nose explanation; still, this looks like a solid breakout role for newcomer Madina Nalwanga and an inspiring film that's based on a true story.
Queen of Katwe hits theaters on September 23rd.
Check out the trailer below, and then read the super detailed synopsis at the bottom:
“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.
It appears we won't be seeing new Attack On Titan until 2017. According to the Wikia (translated from original source Mision Tokyo), the news was first uncovered when a Spanish television show tried to get rights to a simulcast for the original run date of fall of this year:
As stated by the source, Selecta Visión contacted Kodansha requesting the rights to simulcast Attack on Titan Season 2 in Spain during this Fall lineup, but they were told by the Japanese company that it will not be airing on this year and that it has been rescheduled to some point of 2017, so the distributor estimates that it will premiere during the anime season that starts in January.
This would make sense as there has been no advertisement for the upcoming season. Hopefully things don't get delayed much longer! We've waited for almost three years for this!
What started as a slight annoyance has turned into a full-fledged obsession for TV critic Myles McNutt, who started a hashtag called #EmptyCupAwards in 2014 when he noticed a few actors doing a terrible job of convincingly acting as if their characters' coffee cups were full of liquid. I feel his pain — I've noticed this kind of thing for years as well, but he had the ambition to team up with Slate and create a whole video essay about it. I'm sure a lot of you are going to complain in the comments about how the entire concept of this video is nitpicky, but if this video makes an impact on just a handful of actors and convinces them to step up their cup game, it'll all be worth it. Also: apologies for those of you who will now never be able to watch TV the same way again after seeing this. I know if I saw this video without having noticed the coffee cup problem before, I would notice it every single time moving forward. Check it out:
There's a good chance we'll be seeing Captain Jack Harkness in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, Cultbox reports. The rumor comes from a video John Barrowman posted to his Facebook:
Coincidentally, Doctor Who begins filming its Christmas special in Cardiff about a week from now! If there's one way to pump up fans for the only episode to air in 2016, this is definitely it! I would love to see Captain Jack back for a prolonged period, but I realize his schedule with Arrow makes that far less likely — although you never know. Who's excited?
Voices! They are the unifying instrument in all that relates to expression. When you have one, you can lose it to screaming at your windshield in traffic, dying repeatedly in Dark Souls, or...read more on Gametyrant
Yoga Hosers is not Kevin Smith's finest hour. I wasn't a big fan of his most recent film and you can read my scathing review of it here. Apparently I didn't meet the target market that he made it for, and that market is tween girls. After the movie was slapped with an R-rating by the MPAA, Smith explained:
The core audience for the flick is tween girls (it's Clueless meets Gremlins!), so I refrained from salty language to make a totally kid-friendly movie. And while it's a "horror" movie, there's no blood on display: when our Bratzi bad guys get killed, concentrated sauerkraut explodes everywhere - not guts or entrails.
In case you were wondering, the Bratzi bad guys are killer Nazi bratwurst and you get to see them in this first trailer for Yoga Hosers. You can now see for yourself just how ridiculously goofy this movie is.
Colleen and Colleen are BFFs AF. Manitoba is where they go to school together, do yoga together, play in a band together, and work together at a boring convenience store. Life is whatevs, but also on fleek. That’s kinda what being 15 and a half is all about. #RealTalk
So when two older guys invite the Colleens to a senior party, the girls are determined to go no matter what—even if that “what” is a terrible, secret evil that threatens to destroy everything decent and polite about Canada. Can Colleen and Colleen save the day and go viral? Will those senior boys prove squad-worthy?
I'm curious to see what other fans of Smith's work think about this one. For the most part, I enjoy the films Smith makes, but this one just didn't do it for me. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think! Yoga Hosers will be released in theaters on July 29th. Are you excited to see it?
The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that Bryan Cranston has signed up to executive produce/star in Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick. The 10-part drama anthology series will be based on the short stories by award-winning sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick.
Battlestar Galactica and Outlander executive producer and writer Ronald D. Moore is teaming up with Cranston and director Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex) to develop the series. According to the report:
Each episode is set to be a standalone drama, adapted and modernized for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate the writer’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of his works, which include The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's hit Blade Runner.
Dick is also responsible for writing the stories that were adapted into films like Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau. The man was truly talented and I am excited to see what they do with this mini-series.
The production has not started yet, and as of right now no release date has been announced. There is also no information on when the miniseries will hit other markets other than in the UK. The lack of information is killing me, but we will keep you up to date as more details are released.
Here's an entertaining fan-made short film called First Person: Iron Man featuring Iron Man on the hunt for Captain America, and it's all told from the hero's point of view. The video comes to us from Danny Shepherd of ismahawk, and he describes the short as Captain America: Civil War meets Hardcore Henry. The short turned out to be pretty cool and the team that made it did a solid job executing their concept. It'd be fun to see them take the concept and turn it into a web-series.