Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Marilyn Manson to Join 'Salem'

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Marilyn Manson, worlds foremost shock rocker, has recently joined up with WGN America's newest show "Salem." Currently, there is no mention of his role with the show, whether he will be acting or providing music, but stay tuned for the details as we get them! Be sure to catch "Salem" on WGN America, Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

Series Synopsis:
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.

-Nowal Massari

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'Flash Gordon' Reboot a Possibility Thanks to Fox

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FLASH! Ahh ahh! Is coming back to the big screen? (You better have read that to Queen's song.)

According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like the savior of the universe will be approaching a theater near you thanks to a deal that's been in the works for quite some time. This is what they're reporting about a "Flash Gordon" reboot, "Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic-strip hero in a package that has John Davis producing and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on "Star Trek 3," on board to write the script."

The project will be lead by Fox exec Matt Reilly who, according to THR, "identified the project early and brought it into the studio." There is no word on what the reboot will look like or if it'll be as gloriously cheesy as the 1980 film that starred Sam Jones.

Which celebs would you cast in the roles of Flash, Dale Arden, Hans Zasrkov and Ming the Merciless? We'll keep you posted on any more details on this project but in the meantime, here's a little treat to get you pumped...

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Face Off' Finale Recap: 'Heavenly Bodies'

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We have a new winner of “Face Off!" The remaining artists started out the finale episode with a heart touching Skype call with their loved ones back home reminding them why they’re in the competition.

In the lab they meet McKenzie Westmore to discuss their finale challenge. Science fiction hits such as "Star Trek" and "Babylon Five," have introduced the world to various species of aliens. For the finale, the artists must create two rival alien races inspired by a selected star constellation. Fear not, the artists this week are not working alone because as in past seasons, they get the chance to work with previous artists who have been eliminated.

Tyler - (Working with Graham and Chloe) - Leo “the lion”
George - (Working with Corinne and Niko) - Cetus “the whale”
Rashaad - (Working with Daran and Cat) - Ursa Major “great bear”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'Game of Thrones' Theme Song Gets Sexy with 'Game of Moans'

Just when you thought "Game of Thrones" couldn't get any sexier, the folks at swoop in to prove you wrong! The creators behind "Game of Bones" and "Memes I'd Like to F**k" proudly present "Game of Moans," a tongue in cheek version of the titular theme song to the hot HBO hit.

What makes this version different from others? To create the "Game of Moans," the WoodRocket team took some of the sexiest sounding moans from popular adult films and edited them into the actual "Game of Thrones" theme song!

Check out the "Game of Moans- Shield Edition" for yourself by clicking here. But please remember, though it's the censored version, it's still NSFW or any young eyes and ears!

-Nowal Massari

TNT Unleashes Epic 'Falling Skies' Season Four Trailer

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TNT released a brand new trailer for "Falling Skies" on Monday and it promises "A Great Battle is Coming." With over two minutes of exciting footage including a mysterious "Hello Father" directed at Tom Mason at the end, this trailer is guaranteed to get fans of the series pumped for its fourth season's premiere on June 22 at 10 p.m.

The "Falling Skies" panel at WonderCon in Anaheim this past weekend yielded some quotes about what's in store for key characters this season. Doug Jones ("Cochise") revealed, "Everyone goes a little crazy this year," and Moon Bloodgood ("Anne Glass") told the audience, "I get to be this warrior and get enraged and kill, and that's more fun to play."

Check out the epic trailer and let us know what you're most looking forward to in season four.

-Larissa Mrykalo

May 'Game of Thrones' Episode Titles and Descriptions

It's hard to believe we already have three episodes of "Game of Thrones" under our baldrics but with the lusty month of May coming, HBO was kind enough to release the episode titles, air times and descriptions. Check out the details below and note that there is no episode on Memorial Day weekend. On June 1, the series returns with "The Mountain and the Viper." Tune is this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET for "Oathkeeper."

Episode #35: “First of His Name”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: May 4 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 5 (11:15 p.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m., midnight), 7 (12:30 a.m.), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (10:35 p.m.) and 16 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 5 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (1:25 a.m.), 11 (3:10 p.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)
Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tywin (Charles Dance) plot the Crown’s next move. Dany (Emilia Clarke) discusses future plans. Jon (Kit Harington) embarks on a new mission.
Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michelle MacLaren.

HBO GO Makes Things Awkward With 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Family Viewing' Campaign

HBO appreciates that some of its programming may be great genre fare, but not great genre fare to watch with the parentals. From the steamy sex scenes in "True Blood" to the incest in "Game of Thrones," a new marketing campaign for HBO GO, the streaming service for HBO subscribers, targets Millennials who may want to watch those shows on their own.

Titled "Awkward Family Viewing,"the videos from SS+K will run on BuzzFeed and HBO’s YouTube and Twitter sites. According to a press release, HBO's college Campus Agents will also "share the campaign videos across social networks and create content featuring their own awkward HBO viewing moments with family and friends through Instagram, Vine, etc. using #HBOGOplease."

“There are plenty of great moments in our shows that you don’t necessarily want to watch with mom and dad,” said Chris Spadaccini, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at HBO. “One of the many benefits of HBO GO is that it allows subscribers to watch their favorite HBO shows in private, without fear of parental interruption.”

Check out a couple of the awkward ones, directed by David Shane from O Positive Films...

-Aaron Sagers

'Face Off' Returns This July For Season 7

It's no surprise that Syfy's very successful reality competition series, "Face Off" was renewed for a seventh season. The sixth "extreme" season concludes tonight at 9 p.m. ET with the final three artists; George Schminky, Rashaad Santiago, and Tyler Green vying for huge prizes which include $100k and a new car. The release reveals that, "For their final challenge, they will each create a pair of rival alien races, all of whom will be performing in an electrifying dance performance for world famous music producer and DJ, Rusko."

Here is the remainder of the press release confirming the seventh season and the introduction of a new judge:

Syfy Launches Trailer for New Drama, 'Dominion'

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Syfy is promising hell on Earth this June and it's all thanks to...angels? "Dominion" is a new supernatural series based on the film "Legion" and it premieres on Syfy this June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. They just launched a new trailer to let us know just how pissy these heavenly creatures really are.

The drama features Christopher Egan ("Resident Evil: Extinction"), Tom Wisdom ("300"), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias").

Here is Syfy's official synopsis and then check out the wild new trailer and let us know if you'll be tuning in this June...

"Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after 'The Extinction War,' when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Butch Patrick Working to Save Haunted House

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Butch Patrick, better known as Eddie Munster, is working to save a home from being destroyed. While most will immediately think of his manor on Mockingbird Lane, the home in question actually belonged to his grandmother.

The Victorian home in Macon, Missouri was purchased by Patrick's grandmother when he was a child. There, he spent time visiting with family and continued to visit even after his grandmother passed away. In an interview with FOX411, the former child star reveals "Every 20 years or so I would drive by the house to visit and last time I went by, I found it was in foreclosure and it was close to being wrecked[...] So what I'm doing right now is, I'm working with the banks to try to save it and lo and behold, it turns out it's haunted."

He states that his sister and grandmother experienced paranormal activity within the home, but he did not, as he didn't spend much time inside because was too busy playing outside. He states that he has had professionals come into the home to investigate and that they claim there are around 13 entities residing there.

After starring on "The Munsters," which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Patrick spent time traveling with Bonnie Vent, a "paranormal consultant," to some of the nations most haunted locations. "I have felt some interesting things going on, although I've never actually physically seen something[...]I've felt something pass through me before, which is really scary," Patrick told FOX411.

The actor is currently working on a "coffin-table-book" that will feature fan stories of "The Munsters." To hear more from Patrick, check out the full interview, and best of luck in saving that haunted house!

-Nowal Massari

Monday, April 21, 2014

'The X-Files: Year Zero' Coming This July From IDW

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IDW Publishing recently announced some news to makes fans of "The X-Files" very happy. An original tale and the case that "started it all" will debut this July in a brand-new five-issue miniseries called "The X-Files: Year Zero." The release reveals the plot, "In the 1940s, a shadowy informant known as 'Mr. Xero directed the FBI to a number of paranormal cases that would soon be classified as 'X-Files,' which were reserved for the improbable and unexplainable. When faced with an eerily similar 'Mr. Zero' in the present, Agent Mulder resolves to uncover the truth about who this mystery person is and their connection to these cases."

The talented team is introduced via the release:

The multi-talented veteran Karl Kesel ("FF," "Superboy") makes his debut at IDW as the writer on the series. Vic Malhotra (The X-Files: Conspiracy: The Crow) and Greg Scott ("The X-Files: Season 10") will be splitting art duties with Malhotra providing the art for the 1940s sequences and Scott drawing the present day storyline. Covers will be provided by Season 10’s Carlos Valenzuela, with pulp-novel-inspired subscription variants by Robert Hack ("Doctor Who") and a retailer incentive cover by Eisner Award-winner Francesco Francavilla for the first installment.

New Season 7 Teaser for 'True Blood' Debuts

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A new clip for the final season of "True Blood" debuted right before Sunday's new episode of "Game of Thrones" and Sookie's hair looks damn good for the upheaval that seems to be occurring. Vampires (Zompires?) have a church and it seems that the war against humans is causing them to turn into "animals" in order to survive. The final season has been promised to be bloody and deadly which is exactly what we should expect from a vampire series.

Check out the teaser below and let us know who you think will remain standing at the end because as Sookie says, "There's no one left." The new season begin on Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Sunday, April 20, 2014

'Game of Thrones' Recap: 'Breaker of Chains'

Will Dany break some more chains?

This week's "Game of Thrones" begins with an overlapping of last week's glorious Purple Wedding episode and then takes off running. Not only do we get to flinch and clench over the antics in King's Landing, but we get to catch up on how The Hound and Arya are doing, as well as the doom and gloom in Castle Black and a literal pissing match in Meereen. Hold on tightly to your cup of Dornish wine, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

An Awkward Repass in King's Landing
It seems like Joffrey's death unleashed a cloud of horny over King's Landing. Maybe it was in that fog where the creepy ship filled with Littlefinger's (call me Petyr) lust for Sansa was residing? Ser Dontos did his duty to Littlefinger and brought Sansa safely to him on the Love Boat but instead of getting paid, he gets murdered. Wait ... did Littlefinger know Joffrey was going to be murdered and Sansa would need refuge? Dontos sure whisked her away quickly as Joff was left spewing snot. Plus, Littlefinger even manufactured that necklace Dontos gave her as a gift for saving his life. Oh that's right, "we're all liars here." The fog and the plot thickens.

Friday, April 18, 2014

'Big Ass Spider' Crawls to Syfy This Saturday

Arachnophobes need not read any further. Last year's creepy crawly horror/comedy, "Big Ass Spider" will air on Syfy this Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Directed by Mike Mendez and starring Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, and Greg Grunberg, the title basically sums up what we can expect and of course, Los Angeles takes the hit. Hey, New York, you're safe until the second Sharknado hits in July so you can relax.

The synopsis reads, "A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed."

If those two sentences don't capture you in their web then the trailer below should entice you to plant yourself on your comfy couch this Saturday night.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Scouts vs. Zombies' Casting News

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On my honor, I will do my best to do my fight off zombies...

That's how the motto goes, right? Well Paramount's "Scouts vs. Zombies" starts filming on May 8 and their cast is still growing. In this Christopher Landon-directed horror/comedy, "On the eve of their last camp out, three scouts discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak." Sounds fun!

Joining the cast which already features, Joseph Morgan, The Sheridan, Logan Miller, Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger will be Anchorman's David Koechner. Deadline is reporting that Koechner will play Scout Leader Rogers.

In a recent interview with DailyDead, Koechner revealed:

“I’m really looking forward to working on Scouts too. What’s funny is when I initially heard about the project, I was a tad dismissive of it because title just sounds obvious. But when I read the script, I was completely shocked by how oddly emotionally-grounded it was. It’s really a movie about friendship, about these three boys, and they’re at that point where they’re starting to grow apart and the only thing that’s kept them friends is scouting. The movie takes place on their last campout and so I fell in love with it because of the emotional core that the story has and all those themes- like friendship and loyalty- that I think we can all relate to. And there are zombies, of course (laughs).”

It sounds a little like "The Goonies" meets "Stand By Me" meets "The Walking Dead." We'll keep you posted on when it's scheduled to invade theaters. In the mean time, practice your knot tying and crossbow skills.

-Larissa Mrykalo