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‘The Problem with Apu’ Has A Few Problems Itself

17 November 2017 1:06 PM, PST

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has had a problem with The Simpsons character Apu. So much so that he decided to make a documentary about it. The documentary is called The Problem with Apu and airs nationwide on truTV Sunday, November 19 at 10Pm Et/Pt and will be available on all VOD but there are somethings that you might want to know before going into it.

There’s a lot of opinion and some facts.

So obviously going into this, Kondabolu makes it clear that he has problems with Apu. I mean it’s pretty much the title. So you should be aware that there will be both opinions and facts in this doc. The facts are based off of what Kondabolu had to go through in his life as well as what some other actors, actresses, doctors etc. had to face when dealing with racism that they believe have to do »

- Chris Salce

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‘Justice League’ is a Fun, Flawed Superhero Smash

16 November 2017 11:43 PM, PST

It’s been an interesting journey getting to ‘Justice League‘. When ‘Man of Steel’ opened in the summer of 2013, it was met with lukewarm reception by critics and an even more divisive response from fans. That wouldn’t even compare to the polarizing reaction ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ would receive three years later (you can read my review here). ‘Suicide Squad’ met an even ghastlier fate, but ‘Wonder Woman‘ all but single-handedly saved this DC on film franchise.

That brings us to ‘Justice League‘, a splashy union of DC’s finest superheroes that’s a step down from ‘Wonder Woman‘, but still a damn good time at the movies nevertheless. It’s been getting a predictable lashing from critics as reviews started flooding in a few nights ago. That’s to be expected, as the film races toward its climax barely holding together at its seams. It’s »

- Dan Marcus

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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Sharknado 5’

16 November 2017 7:32 PM, PST

(Aotn)- Smt Heads, as the weather cools down, the indie films heat up! Case in point, IFC Midnight’s “Kaleidoscope,”  the debut film from Rupert Jones and starring fan favorite Toby Jones.

Check out the pulse pounding trailer for this psychological thriller right here:

 

 

Kaleidoscope: Opening in theaters and VOD December 8th

Directed by: Rupert Jones Starring: Toby Jones, Anne Reid & Sinead Matthews

This intense, twisty thriller unfolds in the darkest corners of a man’s mind. Recently released from prison, mild-mannered Carl (Toby Jones) quietly attempts to move on with his life. Just as he embarks on his first date in 15 years, Carl’s fresh start is shattered by the sudden reappearance of his domineering mother (Anne Reid), whose presence awakens within him a deep-seated trauma. What unfolds is a brain-warping puzzle as reality and illusion, past and present collide and explode in violence. The debut feature »

- Jason Stewart

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Council of Wells Debut in Episode 6 “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash

16 November 2017 3:11 PM, PST

Warning :  Potential Spoilers Ahead.

Counsel of Wells made their debut in tonight’s episode “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash. This team consists of the brightest Harrison Wells from across the multiverse, who had a brainstorming session to decode the identity of Devoe.

The funniest part of the episode is the Ralph Dibny’s first mission, as he fumbles and trembles in his superhero costume. We also get to see a new meta, Black Bison, a Native American woman by the real name of Mina Chayton (Chelsea Kurtz). Black Bison, essentially a marginalized woman trying to reclaim her people’s history, uses killing as a means to end, and Team Flash can’t have that. Even though it is easy to feel for the character and almost want to root for her.

So far the writers of this season came up with extraordinary comic sequences, as they prove »

- Ravi Teja

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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

15 November 2017 5:38 PM, PST

There can be little doubt that the opening sequence to any movie is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course. There are exceptions, such as in Alfred Hitchcock‘s ‘Psycho‘ (1960) where, judging by it’s opening, you would be forgiven for thinking that you were about to watch a film about a love-struck secretary turned thief who goes on the run to be with her boyfriend, only then to run into a sharp knife while taking a shower that completely alters the course of what one is experiencing.

But the likes of the above are one in a thousand. Excitement and appeal are huge factors, and it is important to reassure us that what we paid to »

- Lee Skavydis

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Nycc Offers First Details For the New Stephen King Show ‘Castle Rock’

15 November 2017 5:29 PM, PST

New York Comic-Con 2017 was, as always, a success.  The energy of the con is infectious.  Seeing people be themselves, yet wearing costumes of a plethora of pop culture icons, is truly a sight to behold.  In the tumultuous world we all currently find ourselves in, a group of diverse individuals come together to celebrate not only pop-culture and nerdisms, but life itself.  If only the planet earth could be more like Comic-Con, we’d live in more peaceful and blissful utopia, or at the least a much nerdier world.

Just being at New York Comic-Con is a lucky situation we find ourselves in every October.  We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk to actors, directors, producers, artists, and creators about their new projects.  We are offered unique opportunities to hear about projects before details have hit the internet.  This year was no different.  We had the pleasure »

- Peter Towe

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New ‘Deadpool 2’ Teaser Channels Bob Ross

15 November 2017 4:09 PM, PST

20th Century Fox has released the first footage from ‘Deadpool 2‘. Initially, this trailer feels like another one of the brilliant viral videos that made the marketing campaign for the first ‘Deadpool‘ so special. In this first “Wet on Wet” teaser trailer, we see Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) parodying Bob Ross‘ ‘The Joy of Painting‘ – to great comedic effect. It’s at about the 1:30 mark that the trailer shows us our first glimpses of actual footage from the sequel and I have to say that, although brief, the new footage from ‘Deadpool 2‘ looks quite amazing.

It’s interesting, because this video feels like a very unique hybrid of trailer and viral video. I honestly hope that this gets the chance to actually play in cinemas, although the likelihood of that happening is slim. It was just a few days ago that we saw the first poster for the film »

- Taylor Salan

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‘Mission: Impossible 6’: Henry Cavill Shows Us His “Fashionable Nipple Attachments”

15 November 2017 2:10 PM, PST

So far, the making of ‘Mission: Impossible 6‘ has been well documented. Since production on the sequel to ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘ Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie has been diligent about providing behind the scenes looks at filming of the movie. Now, co-star Henry Cavill has shared his own image from the set that showcases the actor in a precarious position during the middle of a stunt, along with the self-described “fashionable nipple attachments”.

Check ou the image below for yourself:

Aside from my fashionable nipple attachments this didn’t feel so bad. Turns out that behind me is a 1980ft almost sheer drop. I say “turns out” but my adrenaline was extremely aware of it at the time! Seriously though, I am so appreciative of all the incredible places that this movie has taken me and all of the wild and wonderful things that it has asked me to do. »

- Taylor Salan

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Canon Of Film: ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’

14 November 2017 3:14 PM, PST

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of Woody Allen‘s most popular films, ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)

Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen

Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all dark to say the least. Considered by almost everybody as one of Woody Allen’s very best films (although I’m not sure Woody would agree), ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’, wasn’t his first dramatic film, that was the Ingmar Bergman-esque ‘Interiors,’ and it certainly wasn’t his last comedy, yet it clearly represents the moment in Allen’s career when he started to abandon comedy in favor of drama and tragedy. Well, maybe “abandon,” is the wrong word, but he certainly began to lose interest in comedy around here. »

- David Baruffi

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Telltale Games Brings Batman to The Nintendo Switch

14 November 2017 1:07 PM, PST

Award-winning publisher and developer Telltale Games, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today launched Batman – The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch in North America. The full first season is available both digitally and at retail for $39.99 Usd. All five episodes come already loaded on the retail cartridge. The game will also become available on Switch in Europe and Australia on November 17.

According to Executive Producer Sean O’Connor:

“This will be Telltale’s first Mature-rated title on the system, so we’re really excited not only to have our game on Switch but also to approach a new audience with a game we’re really proud of. We think our unique take on Batman is a great way to introduce Nintendo fans to Telltale’s style of storytelling. It’s also nice that returning fans will be able to experience the game on a console they can take with them everywhere. »

- Sean McAloon

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Amazon to Produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Series

13 November 2017 7:57 PM, PST

Amazon Studios is set to produce a live-action ‘Lord of the Rings‘ Television Series based on beloved novels created by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was just days ago that Amazon and the Tolkien estate were rumored to be in talks to collaborate on the new ‘Lord of the Rings’ project, which the Tolkien estate had been previously shopping around to both HBO and Netflix. Now, Amazon Studios has confirmed that the deal is definitely happening. Moreso than this, the more revalatory news is that the show will be set somewhere before ‘Fellowship of the Ring‘, making is set somewhere after the events of ‘The Hobbit‘.

Here’s the description of the new show via the official press release:

Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s TheFellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series.

Packaged a a multi-season commitment with »

- Taylor Salan

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Official Trailer for ’50 Shades Freed’ The Final Chapter

13 November 2017 1:28 PM, PST

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in ‘Fifty Shades Freed’, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling ‘Fifty Shades’ phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.

This official trailer for the new Fifty Shades film clocks in at just over 2 minutes and features all the visual elements the fanbase have come to expect from the franchise. You get the sweeping helicopter rides, quick (and rather tame) flashes of Bdsm dungeons and, as always, an uneasy chemistry between Christian Grey (Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Johnson). Check out the trailer right here.

Im going to make the assumption that if you a reading this or watching the trailer, than you are already familiar with the franchise, possibly even a fan. So it should come as no surprise »

- Sean McAloon

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The Last Word on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

13 November 2017 12:59 PM, PST

(Sigh) Did,- did we need ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘? Seriously, did we? So, funny story — the day I ended up watching this was the day I happen to run into a very fun short animation piece online, where an angry Death Star architect goes into a rant about how he shouldn’t be blamed for the Death Star being destroyed by Luke Skywalker and how his design was flawless, except for the fact that, I think the term was, Magic Space Wizards or something like that, were around. Here was the original post (via College Humor), it’s really funny.

Anyway, spoilers, coincidence, this is the film that explains how the Death Star was able to be destroyed by one shot from Luke. (Long thinking pause) I think I liked it better when the answer was Magic Space Wizards.

Anway, look–I’m not a ‘Star Wars‘ guy, »

- David Baruffi

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Telltale Games Launches Final Episode of Marvels’ Guardians of The Galaxy

13 November 2017 1:48 AM, PST

The season finale from Telltale Games and Marvel entertainment is out now across all major platforms!  Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment launched episode five of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. The final episode of the season, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ can now be downloaded for $4.99 Usd or equivalent on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and Windows PC. Check out the trailer for the fifth and final episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, titled ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.

In the aftermath of an unbearable sacrifice, the Guardians finally fracture. With her opposition in shambles, Hala renews her campaign of death and devastation, carving a path of indiscriminate destruction en route to Knowhere. If he hopes to avoid catastrophe (and save his own skin), Star-Lord must search his feelings, reunite his team, »

- Sean McAloon

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Watch: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’s Hulk vs Thor Fight

13 November 2017 1:42 AM, PST

Thor: Ragnarok‘ has only been in theaters for a little over week, but it is already smashing it’s way through it’s box office competition with a $400+ Million in earnings, as well as currently having a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues the more colorful trend that began with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. Since it seems like pretty much everyone saw the movie in theaters this last week, Marvel Studios has taken it upon themselves to release the (first half) of the fight between Thor and Hulk that was teased in the first trailer for the film. Although this extended clip from director Taika Waititi‘s film only showcases the first part of the confrontation between the two superheroes, the clip does give a good idea of the tone of the film for those who haven’t seen it.

For »

- Taylor Salan

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Box Office Roundup: ‘Ragnarok’ Fights Off Competition to Remain Number One

12 November 2017 11:25 PM, PST

After last weekends box office opening of $122 million, ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ had a strong second weekend earning an estimated $56 million.  Ragnarok’s domestic total now sits at $211 million, its foreign total at $438 million, bringing its total box office intake $650 million after just two weeks after its release.  Not too bad.  Not too bad at all.

Ragnarok’s main competition this weekend were the releases of ‘Daddy’s Home 2‘ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘.  It was widely expected Thor: Ragnarok would once again top the box office, but second place was the spot up for grabs.

In a tight race for second, The Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ was able to top ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ earning an estimated $30 million.  2015’s ‘Daddy’s Home ‘was a box office smash, opening with $38 million and finishing with a worldwide total $242 million.

Murder on the Orient Express’ finished closely behind with an estimated $28 million. »

- Peter Towe

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First ‘Deadpool 2’ Poster Released!

12 November 2017 4:21 PM, PST

20th Century Fox has released the first poster for ‘Deadpool 2‘ and it it is…amazing. Although the film just recently concluded filming, the release of this poster keeps in line with some of the more outrageous marketing for the first film. As producer and star of both films, Ryan Reynolds has done a great job of adding a personal touch to all of the marketing for ‘Deadpool 2‘ that he’s participated in so far. ‘Deadpool 2‘ is honestly one of my most anticipated movies of 2018, so I think that it’s safe to say that this poster is a great sign that the sequel will keep in line with the tone of the original. Since the film’s marketing push is just barely starting to begin, you can be sure that the film’s first teaser trailer is on the horizon.

Reynolds has already given us our first »

- Taylor Salan

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