Friday, May 29, 2015

The Old and New 'Ghostbusters' Meet in This 'Mashed' Animated Short

The peeps over at Mashed recently smooshed together the original four Ghostbusters with the "sexy, new, young, beautiful" Ghostbusters in this three-minute animated short. "Channing Tatum" leads the new crew and pranks the original team by calling them in to investigate a spooky, old orphanage.

Douchtastic Tatum uses terms such as "bro," "kegger" and "butthole" and he's just awful. The pranks include scaring the old guys with a Xenomorph from "Alien," sewing the three living Ghostbusters together ala "The Human Centipede" and scaring ghost-Egon with the Billy puppet from "Saw." Who wants to join me in kicking this new team's ass?

It's all in good fun, right? Check it out and let us know what you think. I kind of like how they're making fun of the future reboots but damn it, leave the fab four alone!

-Larissa Mrykalo

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Destination America Offers a Daytime Block of Ghostly Programming

Not all of us like to watch soaps and talk-shows during the daytime hours and Destination America took the initiative in offering "No Life to Live." No it's not a new parasoap! Although that would be interesting. It's a block of paraprogramming that begins on Monday, June 1 and runs 9-5 p.m. ET. The programming runs Monday through Friday for the full eight hours and will feature shows such as; "Ghost Asylum," "Amish Haunting," "Ghost Stalkers" and "A Haunting."

The full release via Destination America is available below so you can get all the spooky details...

Imagine you’re watching a scary ghost show – a terrifying one, like GHOST ASYLUM on Destination America. The lights are off. No one else is home. Then BANG! There’s a knock at the door. You hear creaking, the muffled yell of a disembodied voice, the sound of something big and heavy dragging across the floor. You weren’t expecting company at this hour. The clock strikes 12… in the afternoon and you realize it’s only the package deliveryman. You’ve been watching too much of Destination America’s new ghost-filled daytime programming block NO LIFE TO LIVE.

Who says ghost stories are just for nighttime?

Starting this June, daytime becomes playtime for fans of all things creepy with the debut of NO LIFE TO LIVE on Destination America beginning Monday, June 1 from 9am-5pm ET. Continuing weekly Monday through Friday, the daytime programming block presents eight full hours of ghostly myths and legends so chilling that even daylight can’t scare away the heebie-jeebies. Viewer favorites including GHOST ASYLUM, A HAUNTING, GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS, and GHOSTS IN MY HOUSE deliver all the drama of typical daytime fare with demons, visions, and ghouls in place of soap operas’ divas, villains, and girls next door.

'Jaws' Returns to Theaters For a Special 40th Anniversary Screening

It's hard to believe that it's been 40 years since Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the Peter Benchley novel, Jaws, instantly terrified all who waded into theaters.

Whether you consider Jaws a horror movie, a thriller, or a cautionary tale to never again go swimming in the ocean, it's made a lasting impact to this very day. As a little girl, I begged to see Jaws and to this day, it has affected my swimming habits. When I hear that iconic John Williams score, I get chills.

Now, on June 21, you can check it out the way it's meant to have been seen...on the big screen. In a select 500 theaters, special screenings of the film will be presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Universal Pictures. According to Entertainment Weekly, "TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz will provide a special introduction for an afternoon and evening showing, as well as an encore presentation on June 24."

You can click here to see if a theater near you is participating and also, to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available starting on May 29.

Will you be getting your feet wet? And remember, most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach. Happy Summer! Oh and enjoy the original trailer embedded below...

-Larissa Mrykalo

Friday, May 22, 2015

Syfy Gives Us a First Look at 2016's 'The Magicians'

One of Syfy's new scripted programs, "The Magicians," is coming in 2016 and now...presto!... they're offering a first look.

Brakebills University isn't your ordinary's a world where magic is real. Now where else can you find a school at which to hone the skills of magicians? I ask you! Oh...wait.

Check out the trailer after the show's official description (via Syfy) and then let us know if you're dazzled enough to watch. It looks interesting and I like the possibility of potential world domination by magicians.

Based upon Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity. Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Teeth), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Summer Bishil (Towelhead, Lucky 7) also star in this one hour drama.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Peter Dinklage and Coldplay Team Up For Red Nose Day

GIF courtesy Uproxx
Peter Dinklage recently teamed with the band Coldplay to help out with Red Nose Day. The result? "Game pf Thrones: The Musical" and you can check it out below.

Fan fav, "Tyrion" sings about some of the characters who did not quite make the cut on the HBO series but how he is still goin' strong.

The comedy fundraiser to help impoverished children will also feature Emilia Clark and Kit Harington. It airs on NBC on May 21at 8 p.m. ET.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fox Announces Fall Primetime Programming Plus 'The X-Files' Premiere

The major networks recently did some drastic housecleaning but clearly they were just making room for more programming (much to the chagrin of some fans). Now, we can take a look at Fox's fall schedule and see when our favorites TV shows, old and new, will be available for our viewing pleasure.

The one we X-Philes, and "Sleepy Hollow" and "Gotham" fans have been waiting for is the Fox schedule and now it's available thanks this press release. In addition to the new "The X-Files" mini season, Fox continues to provide us with a plethora of paranormal pop culture including the new shows, "Scream Queens," "The Frankenstein Code" and "Lucifer."

Regarding the much anticipated return of "The X-Files," here is what the release has to say:

The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.