Archive for May, 2015:

Lee Pace Talks Playing a Man on the Brink of Revolution in HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2

The critically acclaimed and lamentably under-watched tech startup drama Halt and Catch Fire returns tonight for its second season on AMC. Set during the onset of the 1980s techincal revolutions, the series stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishé, as a pack of ambitious computer engineers striving to invent the next major tech breakthrough in the wake of IBM's personal computer. Season two picks up more than a year and a half after the team saw those dreams crushed at the hands of the superior Apple […]
May 31, 2015

Box Office: SAN ANDREAS Shakes Off Expectations with $53.2 Million Debut

In terms of summer box office openings, it’s not exactly “the big one.” But with an estimated $53.2 million from 3,777 locations, San Andreas did wind up topping industry expectations by a significant margin. Up until last night, Warner Bros.’ earthquake disaster pic was expected to open in the $45 million range – already high enough to make it the biggest debut for star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson outside of the Fast and Furious franchise. But thanks to a 13% […]
May 31, 2015

Watch: OUTLANDER Cast Teases Big Changes in Season 2

Warning: This video contains spoilers for Outlander season 1 and includes information about what’s to come in season 2. If you haven’t finished the first season and/or don’t want to know where the characters are heading next, do not watch this interview. Now that that’s out of the way, how about a little preview of what’s to come in Outlander season 2? In season 1 we met Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and watched what happened when she accidentally traveled back […]
May 31, 2015

THE WHISPERS Review: Kids Hear the Darndest Things

In Ray Bradbury’s short story “Zero Hour,” children from across the country become involved in a game called “Invasion.” Like most things kids are into, the parents think it’s harmlessly benign … until the invasion actually occurs. ABC’s The Whispers, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, plays off of the same setup. Once again, the parents think the imaginary friend their child has (despite the worrisome name “Drill”) is all part of their fun and games. Until the kids start […]
May 31, 2015

George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: Wonder Woman and Aquaman Concept Art Revealed

Last week we learned that Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb is developing a proposed documentary about George Miller's Justice League Mortal, the abandoned DC project that had a fully filled out-cast featuring Armie Hammer, Adam Brody, Teresa Palmer and many others, a proposed 2009 release date, and heaps of pre-production concept art until production delays, the writers' strike, and studio hangups over having two Batmans led Warner Bros. to axe the project entirely. Now the official twitter for the Unicomb's tentatively titled Miller's Justice […]
May 31, 2015

Spider-Man Casting Decision Expected Next Week; Finalists Emerge

The casting bonanza for the new Spider-Man—who will appear in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a new standalone franchise for Sony—hasn’t been as widespread or varied as some expected, but it has been a little hectic. Finally, though, it appears that things are nearing the home stretch, as a final decision on who will follow Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as the new webslinger is now expected next week. The first crop of young actors who emerged on the shortlist […]
May 31, 2015

ORPHAN BLACK Recap: “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate”

There’s finally no need for “The Alison Report!” Not only did she actually cross paths with another clone this episode, but she also added some curious details to the big picture by revealing key information regarding her upbringing. "Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” is basically this season’s "Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things.” (And, oddly enough, both are the seventh episode of their respective seasons.) However, rather than feature mayhem during “Family Day” at rehab, things go […]
May 30, 2015

OUTLANDER Season 1 Finale Recap: “To Ransom a Man’s Soul”

Well that was a hell of a thing. Outlander’s first season ended with, to quote a friend, “50 minutes of torture, and 5 minutes of happiness” (more or less). There are many things to unpack about “To Ransom a Man’s Soul,” but let’s start with the choice to revisit further what happened between Black Jack Randall and Jamie. The season’s penultimate episode was largely constructed around Jamie’s imprisonment and torture at the hands of Black Jack, but “To Ransom a […]
May 30, 2015

Channing Tatum to Produce, Possibly Star in Former Lifetime Movie TWO KISSES FOR MADDY

While Channing Tatum may be one of the most in-demand actors around at the moment, he’s continuing to further his efforts behind the camera. Last fall, he signed on to make his directorial debut on the drama Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, and now Variety reports he’s aiming to produce and possibly star in an adaptation of the Matthew Logelin memoir Two Kisses for Maddy. The film is a father-daughter drama that revolves around Logelin’s marriage, the death of his wife […]
May 30, 2015

THE SHINING and GRAND BUDAPEST Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”

Who doesn't love a good movie mashup? Everyone is capable of making them, so there's a slew of them out there, but Birth Movies Death tracked down an especially impressive gem well worth sharing that pairs The Shining with The Grand Budapest Hotel called "Wes Anderson's The Shining." This thing is absolutely seamless. Not only does the mashup's creator, Steve Ramsden, find some spot-on dialogue crossovers, but he actually manages to make it look like an Overlook hallway leads right into a Grand Budapest room. And how about […]
May 30, 2015