The Walking Dead Cast And Crew Drop Major Season Four Info

zombies!This may very well be the make or break season for me and AMC’s The Walking Dead. I love the comics, and episodes like “Clear” from last season illustrate just how good the show can be. But on the other side, the quality varies so greatly week to week that it’s insanely frustrating as a fan to walk into each episode not knowing if you’re going to get quality or garbage. For every “Clear” there is at least one abysmal pile of nothing but filler, like “Arrow on the Doorpost.” There is some hope, however. When season four debuts on Sunday, October 13, it will be under the guidance of new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. He is the writer responsible for arguably the two best episodes since the series premiere in 2010, “Clear” and “Pretty Much Dead Already,” and if there is anyone who can right the ship, it’s him. He’s certainly saying all of the right things, and the cast and crew recently spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, offering up absurd amounts of information about the upcoming season, and most of the news shows promise.

Gimple calls the new philosophy a “greatest hits” approach, indicating that fans will see key moments from Robert Kirkman’s comic books. He says that they’ll grab from all of the seasons of the show, as well as various story arcs from the books. Get ready to see pieces from the comics in a new context, as well as a weaving together of the two disparate realities. For all of the changes, mixing and matching, and alterations, Gimple still aims to be true to the feel of the source material. He says, “The basis for those stories are totally from the spirit of the stories told in the comics.”


Divergent Featurette Showcases The Film’s Action

Will Divergent be the next young adult film series to take the country by storm? Smart and action packed, it looks like it has a fighting chance to be the next Hunger Games or Ender’s Game, movies that take a look at a dystopian future where children are at the center of a deadly narrative. This new featurette showcases the action and story from the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling YA book series.

While the film looks like it might be a winner, there’s no telling if audiences are looking at Divergent like it is the next big thing, or if we’re in for another Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, or The Host. Summit Entertainment is approaching the film in the same way as Lionsgate did with The Hunger Games. Both are based on best-selling YA franchises, both star an indie actor making their way to the mainstream (Divergent’s Shailene Woodley to The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence), and both feature a dystopian society with a strict ruling class. The studio even placed the film in the same release slot that launched The Hunger Games to such great heights.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Banner Reminds You Who The Enemy Is

The Hunger Games Catching FireIf the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn’t the biggest movie of this fall, it’s destined to be near the top. After all, the first one raked in $691 million worldwide, so expectations are rather elevated. All the recent talk of the knock offs and pretenders to the dystopian young adult throne—films like Divergent and The Maze Runner—seems to have momentarily overshadowed the second installment in Suzanne Collins’ massive YA franchise, but Lionsgate is back to remind you of who is really number one. The latest tidbit from Panem is a super banner that depicts all of the various tributes to this installment of the Hunger Games. (Click HERE for a larger view.)

In this high-profile sequel, the annual competition that pits young people against one another in a winner-takes-all death match, takes on a different form. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Games, the so-called Quarter Quell, and every 25 years, the powers that be in the Capital like to do something special for the oppressed masses out in the Districts, to give them a real show. Instead of simply picking a random male and female teen from each district, the field this time around is made up entirely of previous winners.


Simon Pegg Back Peddles From That Whole F*ck You Star Trek Fans Thing

Gary King!Simon Pegg is largely responsible for one of the best movies of the summer—though by the box office numbers, not nearly enough of you have gone to see The World’s End, which you should rectify immediately. He also managed to ruffle quite a few feathers recently when he issued a big “Fuck You” to Star Trek fans who voted Star Trek Into Darkness as the worst in the franchise. (It was actually beaten significantly by a non-Trek film, Galaxy Quest.) Now Pegg has tried to back peddle from his statement, or at least attempt to explain it away, but, in reality, makes himself look even worse.

Talking to Collider, Pegg had this to say:

Can I just please point out, following a few recent headlines of ‘Simon Pegg says ‘f– you’ to Star Trek fans,’ I was doorstepped by a journalist very early in the morning who told me that Into Darkness had been voted the worst in a poll.


The Zero Theorem Gets A New Clip, Four Photos, And A Detailed Breakdown

Any time Terry Gilliam releases a film, that’s a day we mark on our calendars. When it happens to fall within the confines of science fiction, so much the better. His absurdist approach to storytelling is full of sharp jabs and subtle (sometimes not so subtle) digs at the hypocrisy he sees seemingly everywhere. A new clip, and a handful of photos give you a glimpse at the world of his latest film, The Zero Theorem.

Gilliam has called The Zero TheoremBrazil for 2013, and, true to form, it appears his use of a futuristic, dystopian setting to make a point about present day life. This first clip, from EW, presents a world that looks like a Day-Glo Blade Runner explosion. Every single surface is plastered with corporate logos, or has been modified to blast commercials at your face 24-hours a day. You might, however ,want to check out the Occupy Wall Street sale, it sounds like there are going to be some intense bargains. Also, the Church of Batman the Redeemer sounds like a house of worship that I can get behind.


Interstellar Mixes Climate Change, Corn, And Parallel Dimensions

InterstellarThere’s no denying Christopher Nolan is a man who likes his secrets, but for his latest, Interstellar, which began filming this week, he was very clear in telling the world it was about wormholes and parallel dimensions. Which narrowed the plot down to…just about anything one could think of. This movie could conceivably be about dog racing or alien battles. Instead, a new description of the film that appeared in the Alberta newspaper The Fort Macleod Gazette brings drastic global climate change into the equation. As ham-fisted as Nolan can be with his film’s messages, I doubt it can be any more overstated than Elysium, though that film will be more of a distant memory by the time Interstellar worm(hole)s its way into theaters next fall.

We already know that the film has a huge cast and follows a group of explorers who travel to another dimension, or the farthest reaches of human imagination. Whichever you prefer. The new, more detailed plotline reads as follows:

Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.