If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, I’ve got some sad news for you. In a recent video message posted on Twitter, member of the cast and crew announced that the series would be coming to an end after Season 7. In the video they all thank the fans for the support that the show has had over the years.
Orange is the New Black is one of Netflix's longest-running and most-awarded series. It’s a fantastic show that I’ve enjoyed watching of the course of its six season and it’s kind of a bummer that we only have one more Season to go, but I’m looking forward to seeing how this story comes to a close.
The series centers around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. “In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.”
The series was created by Jenji Kohan and it is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, which is about the experiences she had while serving time at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison.
What makes the show so great are the characters that have been introduced in the story and following each of their story arcs over the years has been a fun and entertaining experience.
If you haven’t watched the show yet, all of the episodes are currently streaming on Netflix. You should give it shot!
It’s been two years since the first trailer for horror film Death House has been released. But, today we’ve got a new trailer to share with you for the film, which has been described as The Expendables of the horror genre. Why? Because it brings together some of the the horror genre’s most popular actors. It definitely looks like it’s a crazy-ass horror movie!
The cast of the film also includes Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, The Howling), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (House of a 1000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Danny Trejo (Machete), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Don Shanks (Silent Night Deadly Night), and Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). That's largest collection of horror actors in a single film.
The movie was directed by B. Harrison Smith, from a script written by Gunnar Hansen, who is best known for playing Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. Smith said that he made Death House as a way to help reinvigorate the horror genre. He hopes the film will be a cultural timepiece for the genre. He and his team set out to make something great, something that hardcore horror fans would respect and appreciate. The movie is also said to be packed full of horror movie Easter eggs.
Here’s the detailed synopsis for the film:
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. They may also be supernatural.
Agents Toria Boon and Jae Novak have their own dark pasts, arriving at Death House to tour its levels and observe its denizens first-hand as well as the medical and mental experiments of Drs. Eileen Fletcher and Karen Redmane. Their depraved experiments date back to the Nazi doctors of WWII.
Prison cells are virtual reality holo decks that recreate prisoner environments before they were incarcerated. A special hallucinogenic gas keeps inmates under control. The victims are homeless, bused into Death House to play literal victims while killing habits are studied. The results are sick, but only a hint of what goes on here.
Hell literally breaks loose inside the facility when an EMP device detonates, killing all power and communication and… releasing every prisoner. Boon, Novak, and Fletcher are caught in a race against advancing prisoner hordes led by occultist Neo-Nazi Sieg. The monsters are freed, and they’re going down.
Boon and Novak’s fight through Death House turns into a house of horrors gauntlet; their only hope of escape is descending into Hell and enlisting the help of the Five Evils. Events culminate in a violent face-to-face standoff with absolute evil… only to find that they have traveled down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass. Black is white and white is black and the definitions of good and evil no longer apply.
Who are the monsters? Who will escape?
The movie is described as having an '80s horror film tone, and it's explained that this isn't a mashup of these actors' onscreen personas, "rather it is a fresh horror/sci fi/action story that dares to be different and give audiences something new in an age of reboots, remakes, and regurgitation."
The movie will finally be released on November 6th and the director hopes to make four more films in the Death House franchise. Seeing as its taken two year to release the first movie, I’ll be surprised if we see a sequel.
Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed II) has signed on to a new action thriller called The Silver Bear. He will play a deadly assassin named Columbus and it’s based on the book series by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma screenwriter Derek Haas.
The film is set up at Lionsgate and they are hoping that this will be a successful franchise for them. The script for the film was written by Frank Baldwin (The Godmother, Hard Powder) and it tells the formative story of a man who becomes the most feared and respected hit man in the criminal underworld.
There are five books in the series and they center on an assassin “who is so effective he becomes what Russian criminals call a silver bear: he never fails, and he seems immune to the stresses of his work. But he comes up against his own nightmarish origins when he takes on the job of killing the Speaker of the House, who is also a leading presidential candidate—and Columbus’ father.”
Jordan has become such an incredible and powerful actor. Who would have thought that after his run on The Wire and Friday Night Lights his career would have exploded. He’s taking on one great film project after another. The next film we’ll see him in is Creed II. He’s shooting the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed Just Mercy.
The Silver Bear sounds like another film for him to take on. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake called The Silver Bear “the kind of story that needs to be experienced on the big screen and Michael is the perfect movie star to inhabit the skin of this dynamic character and take us into the cinematic world of Columbus.”
It wasn’t too long ago that we got a taste of what Caustic Reality had in store with their horror game Infliction. While there was no release date set, the excitement for the games full release was built off the short demo they shared on Steam. The wait is finally over though as Infliction has officially launched as of today!
Venture through a house while trying to find out why you are there and what lurks within the shadows. With a disturbing surrounding full of questionable moments and unnerving truths, players will need to make their way out of the house while avoiding the evil spirits that haunt the home.
If you saw my first impression of Infliction, then you already know that this horror game shows some serious promise. While it has a rather classic set up, knowing what is coming for you doesn’t make it any easier to handle! After playing the demo I found myself wondering how bad the things I don’t see coming are going to be.
With Infliction fully released on Steam as of today, now is the time to see just how brave you are in the face of certain danger. Do you have what it takes to face the spirits that haunt the shadows of a home that you don’t recognize?
Sheesh! This Fast and Furious spinoff film Hobbs and Shaw has caused a lot of drama since it was announced! It caused heated issues between Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Tyrese Gibson.
Now Fast and Furious producer Neal Moritz is looking to cause a little drama of his own. He is suing Universal Pictures over the film for “breach of oral contract and promissory fraud over being tossed out the door of the spinoff led by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.”
In the lawsuit filed with Los Angeles Superior Court, it says, “This case presents a classic example of Hollywood greed.” Basically, Moritz wants to be reinstated as lead producer on Hobbs and Shaw, which recently started shooting, or be paid out “tens of millions dollars in damages in lost compensation” from the studio. The complaint says:
“In an extraordinary show of bad faith, and just a few days before filming was set to begin on Hobbs and Shaw, Universal took the position that Moritz either had to amend his oral producer deal to accept substantially inferior financial terms, or be cut out of the Picture altogether. Remarkably, despite Moritz having complete Pay-or-Play protection on all of his last several deals on the FF Franchise and having relied on Universal’s oral promises, Universal also took the extraordinary position that it was free to exploit Moritz’s ideas for Hobbs and Shaw, and his work product over an approximately year-and-a-half period, without honoring its oral producer agreement.”
The court filling goes on to say that, “Indeed, Universal has claimed that it can move forward with Hobbs and Shaw without providing Moritz with any credit or compensation.” Then adds, “If Universal believes that it can treat one of its most successful producers with such extraordinary bad faith, one can only imagine how Universal treats its lesser established producers.”
Apparently, the initial pitch for Hobbs and Shaw between Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz and writer Chris Morgan resulted in verbal deal in which Moritz was supposed to receive “$2 million in fixed compensation applicable against a 6% first dollar gross participation.” That “participation would be reducible with all other first dollar gross proceeds participation on a pro rata basis, along with a defined Over Budget Adjustment provision, which was the first dollar gross compensation option in the FF8-10 Agreement.” Then the studio changed things up on him right before the film started shooting.
They all believed that the deal was solid. I’m actually pretty surprised that big producers and studios like this are still making verbal deals! You’d think they’d want to protect themselves by signing contracts! It’s not surprising that people in Hollywood are trying to screw each other over. They’ve been doing it for years!
The lawsuit isn’t going to effect the production of the film. It will move forward and will be released on August 11th, 2019. But, you can bet that this lawsuit is going to leave bad blood between Moritz and the studio.
Geeks are into all kinds of different things and they all have their own fetishes. Well, for those of you hardcore Power Rangers fans, there’s now a line of Power Rangers-themed lingerie.
It’s called the Morphin Babe Squad line and it comes from Yandy, who has created other geek themed lines of lingerie based on popular franchises like Harry Potter and the Disney Princesses. The line includes lingerie costumes for the Red, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Black, and Green Rangers. Here’s the description:
Ready to transform into your sexiest version yet? Take command of the bedroom in this exclusive Morphin Babe Squad lingerie costume featuring a bra top with sheer, eyelash lace, underwire cups, strappy detailing, sheer white mesh panels, lace cap sleeves with a scalloped trim, a hook and eye back closure, a matching high waisted panty with strappy detailing, a cheeky cut back, and a matching eye mask with a black mesh panel.
I think it’s hilarious that they come with the masks. The Power Rangers-inspired lingerie was released just in time for Halloween, but I’m pretty sure that people won’t be wearing these outside of the house!
Not to downplay this year’s upcoming “Treehouse Of Horror,” but The Simpsons next installment in 2019 is primed to be its greatest of all time! Why? Executive producer Al Jean revealed to EW that next year’s Halloween episode will be episode 666:
Next year, ‘Treehouse of Horror XXX‘ will coincidentally be Simpsons episode 666. As we planned it in 1989!
We can all assume that second sentence was tongue-in-cheek, as who would’ve thought back in 1989 this series would STILL be on the air? I’m not complaining of course, but you gotta wonder just how many more seasons the series can go at this point before hanging it up? Let’s hope it goes at least one more season so we can see this awesome and coincidental milestone achieved!
A trailer has been released for a new serial killer thriller called The Clovehitch Killer, which tells the story of a young man who starts to suspect his dad is a serial killer after coming across some unsettling evidence while rummaging through his dad’s shed.
The movie looks like it’s going to be pretty intense as the boys dad starts to suspect his son is on to him. I imagine that this story isn’t going to end well for anyone. The movie stars Charlie Plummer (from Lean on Pete, The Dinner, All the Money in the World) as the boy Tyler and Dylan McDermott as his dad. Here’s the synopsis:
Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad (Dylan McDermott). Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders -- in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch -- that rocked the community more than a decade ago. When Tyler discovers a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch -- and that his deadly rampage may not be over.
The movie was directed by Duncan Skiles and also stars Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty, Brenna Sherman, and Lance Chantiles-Wertz. The Clovehitch Killer will be released on November 16th. Check out the trailer below and let us know if it’s a film you think is worth checking out.
The Screen Junkies have released their latest episode of Honest Trailers and this one has some fun joking around at the expense of Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp. I love the Ant-Man films! I know they aren’t considered to be the best of the Marvel films, but they have still been incredibly fun and entertaining!
Ant-Man and The Wasp also plays a big role in the future of the MCU, especially with the inclusion of the Quantum Realm because we all know that’s going to play a big part in Avengers 4. Regardless, this is a fun episode of Honest Trailers that fans of the film will get a kick out of. Enjoy!
Growing up, Halloweentown was one of my favorite movies to watch at this time of year. It’s been 20 years since the film launched and the original cast has come together again. Kimberly J. Brown shared a picture recently on Twitter of herself with the rest of the main cast including Robin Thomas Grossman, Judith Hoag, Emily Roeske, and J. Paul Zimmerman.
Unfortunately, Debbie Reynolds who played Grandma Aggie is missing as she passed away back in 2016. It’s still fun to see the cast together after all this time. If you never got to see it as a kid, here’s a brief synopsis of the Disney Channel Original Movie:
Marnie and her kids get a big shock when they follow grandma home to Halloweentown - and find out they come from a family of witches. The town is the only place where supernatural beings can lead a `normal' life, but trouble is looming, and on her 13th birthday Marnie not only finds she is a witch, but that she and her family are involved in a fight against the evil that is threatening to take over the world.
You can check out the reunion photo below along with the trailer of the film. If you’ve never seen it and you have young kids, it’s a fun Halloween movie you should consider showing them!