0

Power Rangers, Godzilla 2, And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Get Release Dates

fb share tweet share

power rangersThere are a lot of movies in development right now, especially when it comes to sequel, reboots, and adaptations. The likes of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, DC, and Warner Bros. even have their schedule set, or at least mostly set, all the way out to 2020. We’re not looking quite that far into the future, but a Power Rangers movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and Godzilla 2 all recently set their release dates, if you’re looking forward to any of those movies.

I’m old enough to think that the Power Rangers are totally stupid, and their continuing popularity never ceases to amaze me. But I like a lot of totally stupid things myself, so I have no room to talk when it comes to other people’s taste. And there are far more offensive things in the world, like the Teletubbies, those things are horrifying. THR reports that Lionsgate has just set the release date for a big budget adaptation for July 22, 2016.

1

Red Dwarf Season 11 Has Been Confirmed By The Cast, Starts Filming This Fall

fb share tweet share

red dwarfIn the current landscape, you can’t keep a good television show down for long, or even some that are less-than-stellar or run their course. Arrested Development got a new season, and may get another; nerd-favorite Community is probably going to come back online, as is Veronica Mars; and former AMC cop drama The Killing has been cancelled twice, yet a new season appeared on Netflix at the beginning of the month. One thing we’re excited to see come back is my favorite show of all time, Red Dwarf. Nothing has been able to stop the crew, and apparently nothing is going to stop the show from getting a season 11.

We’ve heard that talks were in progress for another new season, and the writing was in progress, but now What Culture reports that not only is season 11 going to become a reality, there are already dates set for both production and the premiere. The news comes from cast members Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn, who all appeared at the Sci-Fi Scarborough fair over this past weekend. They confirmed that shooting is slated to begin in October of this year, with tentative airdates already penciled in for fall of 2015 on the Dave network.

0

The Walking Dead: Overkill Reveals Trailer For Upcoming Video Game

fb share tweet share

AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is on the way back for season 5 in a few short months, but that’s not all that fans have to look forward to. Overkill, the video game studio behind the PayDay series, is teaming up with Robert Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment for a new Walking Dead game. To announce this collaboration, they’ve released this grim new trailer.

If this video is any indication of how the finished product is destined to unfold, we’re in for a gritty, bleak time. This trailer is definitely a slow burn, and is not a indicative of a happy, cuddly, everybody hug kind of game. No, this looks like it falls in line the severe, foreboding nature of the comics. As you can tell from this video, things are not going to end well for anyone.

0

Star Wars: Episode VII: Mark Hamill Shows Of His Bushy New Beard

fb share tweet share

Mark HamillWe don’t know much about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, but we do know that Luke Skywalker is going to very, very different than he used to. Gone is the baby-faced Mark Hamill we all know from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. And this new photo of the actor looking more grizzled than we’ve ever seen him drives that point home.

If you’ve seen recent picture of him, Hamill has been sporting a rather rugged beard. He’s been seen out and about with his new face sweater, and at one point even quipped about it being contractually obligated. And if the recent rumors we’ve been hearing about Episode VII are in fact true, there’s a very good reason for this new look.

0

Alien: Isolation Improvises A Cinematic New CGI Trailer

fb share tweet share

Some of you may still be looking for a way to forget Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s latest foray into the universe he created in 1979 with Alien, and wash away that experience. (It’s a deeply flawed movie, to be sure, but I still kind of dig it.) If that’s the case, and you’re into video games, we might have just the thing for you. We’ve been talking about Alien: Isolation for a while now, and with the game dropping on October 7, the promotion for Creative Assembly’s newest offering has been coming in a steady stream. The latest piece is this intense trailer, titled “Improvise.”

In this footage, which a little tag informs you is not actual gameplay, the idea of improvisation references the character’s action, using parts from a toy to fix an alien detection device. In a larger sense, it has to do with how the game is set up. The creative team went to great lengths to make sure that the way you play the game is never the same twice. Creatures and items aren’t in the same place every time, and they wanted to give it a real world feel by adding these elements and this sense of improvisational fluidity.

0

The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer Gets A Stop-Motion LEGO Makeover

fb share tweet share

You probably already know this, but LEGO makes everything better. Take, for example, the season 5 trailer for AMC’s mega hit The Walking Dead. The preview for the zombie drama is already all kinds of intense, full of intrigue and hints about the direction of the popular series, but when you watch Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Glenn (Steven Yeun) and the rest in tiny plastic form, that’s hard to beat.

The level of detail in this video, which comes from YouTuber Kristo499, is pretty intense, and the stop-motion animation used to animate the figures is fantastic. Can we start a petition and send it to AMC so that they only produce episodes of The Walking Dead in this form from now on? I could really get behind that idea, what do you think? We can keep all of same actors, just use their voices, that way we won’t have to get rid of Daryl, everyone else is expendable.