Happy Halloween! This October has already seen a new addition to the Paranormal Activity series (The Ghost Dimension), the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead and its spinoff series Fear The Walking Dead, and the comeback of R.L. Stine’s classic scary-tale series Goosebumps with Jack Black (Shallow Hal, School of Rock) at the helm. This week, and just in time for Halloween weekend, we get another Zombified movie experience from director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity, Burning Palms) in the form of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Bringing back the fun-zombie feel of Zombieland (2009), this one follows three scouts who must use their experiences to ban together and save their hometown from a zombie outbreak. Actors Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, Mud), Logan Miller (I’m In The Band, +1), and newcomer Joey Morgan star in the lead roles, with Sarah Dumont (Don Jon, Playing It Cool), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), and Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein, Beerfest) in the supporting cast. Director Landon co-wrote the screenplay with Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Shark Tale), Carrie Lee Wilson (Teamo Supremo, College Road Trip), and Emi Mochizuki (College Road Trip). Also still playing in theaters for your Halloween needs are Goosebumps and Crimson Peak. Enjoy the Halloween weekend, and be safe!
The annual Comic-Con festival is happening at the San Diego Convention Center this July 9th-12th. This year’s sponsors include Fox, HBO, AMC, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Showtime, among others. Some of the more anticipated events include director JJ Abrams hosting a panel for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is expected to be one of the biggest events (although it was just announced that no trailer will be presented), and director Quentin Tarantino hosting a panel for his upcoming film The Hateful Eight (it has not been announced which cast members will be joining him although rumors of Tim Roth and Michael Madsen have been going around the Comic-Con news circuit). AMC will also be revealing a new trailer for their upcoming Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead, which will be only 6-episodes long and follow a young couple who try to stay together when the shit hits the fan back at the beginning of the original series. New footage on director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie will also be displayed, and the panel will include actor Jesse Eisenberg (who will portray Lex Luther). For further guests and information you can check out Comic-Con’s website at the link below. Enjoy!
Seth MacFarlane is currently in Boston filming his upcoming comedy sequel Ted 2, but news of some new cast members has just recently hit the Hollywood web-scene. Following their collaboration on A Million Ways To Die In The West last year, MacFarlane has confirmed that actor Liam Neeson will be playing a small part in the movie, joining actors Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Morgan Freeman. Entertainment Weekly also reported recently that John Slattery of AMC’s Mad Men will also be making an appearance in the film. Although there is no official word on the plot, Morgan Freeman has stated that he will appear as Ted’s civil rights lawyer who helps him out with some legal troubles, but thus far that’s really all we’ve heard. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters next June, so stay tuned for more news!
I would write a whole splurge about this trailer and how exciting it is, and about how this is Bryan Cranston’s first big project since Breaking Bad ended on AMC, but there is really no need. This one speaks for itself. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards and was written by Dave Callaham and screenwriter Max Borenstein and is scheduled to hit theaters this May. Cranston’s costars include Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Judging from the trailer I’m sure this will be in IMAX and 3D, but don’t take my word for it. Just check this shit out…
Since the electrifying conclusion to AMC’s Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has turned his attention to the big screen. His acting talents earned him several Emmy awards for his role as Jesse Pinkman, and now the young actor will be taking on more leading roles, starting this March. Paul will be taking the lead role in director Scott Waugh’s high speed action-drama Need For Speed. Paul plays a street racer who plans to take revenge on the wealthy businessman who framed him and sent him to prison in a high stakes cross-country race. The film costars Chillie Mo, Dominic Cooper, and Dakota Johnson and is due out on the 14th. Check out the trailer here on MADE.
Vice mag has kept it rolling with their new set of videos, the one above showcasing “The Real Walter White”. We all know AMC’s smash hit “Breaking Bad”, apparently the guys from Vice decided to take a trip to Alabama in search of the real Meth pushing maniac by the same name. Peep the clip above and keep an eye out for more from Vice.
The Walking Dead, the hit series from AMC, has been known to leave fans on edge while cutting itself midseason for the duration of the holidays. Even though this has been the show’s custom since it started back in 2010, fans are still never prepared for the split and the huge questions that are always left unanswered for the time between early December and February of the next year! The Season 4 midseason finale, however, was definitely one of the biggest cut-offs the show has ever seen. While the show has left off on big shoot outs and crazy character reunions in seasons 2 and 3, this time the filmmakers decided to leave off with a character killing spree, both good guys and bad! *IF YOU DON’T WATCH THE SHOW, DON’T READ ON!!! The Governor (David Morrissey) managed to murder Hershel (Scott Wilson) and leave the prison uninhabitable for anybody to live in, including his “new-found family,” before he, himself, was killed by Michonne (Danai Gurira). This left all of the characters fending for themselves and running off in smaller groups. The attack also left Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) in sheer agony when they found baby Judith’s car-seat empty and stained with blood in a heartbreaking, but wonderfully acted closing scene. The show will pick up with the remaining half of the season again in February, so fans will just have to throw themselves into the Holiday spirit until then! Have a good wait!
It’s been 10 years (though it seems like longer) since Ron Burgundy and his team of anchormen hit the screen with non-stop laughs and ridiculous antics as they walked about like gods in the streets of San Diego, which of course, in German, translates to a “whale’s vagina!” Now Paramount is bringing everyone’s favorite news man back to the big screen, and the studio is planning a real treat for fans to celebrate. Much like Paramount’s Mega-Ticket offer for World War Z earlier this year, which was re-released for IMAX around the same time as the DVD release, Paramount is teaming with AMC Theaters to offer the “Superticket” for Anchorman fans to see the movie two days before its official release this December. Fans can go to the Anchorman 2 website to register for tickets. The movie hits theaters nationwide on December 20th.
With the 4th season of The Walking Dead now in full swing, the producers behind the show have been given the green light by AMC to continue the show for a 5th season. The producers will have plenty of material to work with. Season 3 ended with the unexpected departure of the Governor and the entire city he commanded falling to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his crew as they take shelter behind prison walls. While we haven’t (SPOILER ARLERT!!) seen or heard anything of him yet this season, I would say it’s too early to assume that we won’t be seeing more of him. This season has also introduced a new threat to the survivors: the flu, making survival not only a game of defense, but also of adaptation without modern medicines. We’ll have to wait and see how Rick and the others decide to deal with everything. Catch up on seasons 1-3 on Netflix, then watch the 4th season Sunday nights at 9/8c on AMC!
Everybody’s favorite zombies are coming back to AMC this Sunday, and just in time for Halloween! The Walking Dead premiers this Sunday night with the fourth season opener, and from what we’ve seen in the previews, it’s sure to be an action-packed season! If you missed the last season, or just want to catch up, you can catch the first three seasons on Netflix. The first three seasons are also being played through in chronological order all this week on AMC and leading up to the premier on Sunday night. Hope to see you there!