Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Trailer Released For 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

As the world fell, each of us in our own way, was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy... me, or everyone else.

A 'brand spankin' holy crap this looks amazing' new trailer has just been released for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road and even if you don't think this type of film may be your cup of tea, give it a look just for the over-the-top stunning visuals.

The film stars Tom Hardy as Max, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, plus; Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

It roars into theaters on May 15 and yes, it will be available in 3D. I'm thinking that's a must.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Thanks to Collider for the synopsis, poster art and trailer.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Stan Lee and 'Downton Abbey' Producer Team on New U.K. Series, 'Lucky Man'

Still going strong! Lee is a 'Lucky Man'
Legendary comic book master, Stan Lee is excited to be heading over the Pond for a go at some U.K. TV. The pay TV channel, Sky 1 made an announcement yesterday that Lee has teamed with Downton Abbey producer, Carnival Films. They will be bringing to fruition Lee's original idea with the ten-part series, Lucky Man.

The series will debut in 2016 on Sky 1 and, according to Variety, "...will be distributed globally by NBCUniversal International Distribution." Lucky Man will star James Nesbitt ("The Hobbit" trilogy, "The Missing"), Eve Best ("Nurse Jackie," "The Honorable Woman") and Sienna Guillory ("Fortitude," "Luther," "Love Actually").

Variety offers the series description as, "...the story of detective Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad, who is given a charm that seems to confer upon the wearer the ability to control luck. Harry is down on his luck: his wife (Eve Best) and child have left him due to his gambling habit, his boss thinks he’s in league with the devil, and he has a huge debt to an infamous underworld crime boss who is threatening his life. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman who gives him an ancient bracelet changes everything… It appears to give Harry control over luck itself."

Sounds pretty cool, right? Lee was quoted as saying, “Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world.” The very lucky indeed 92-year-old goes on to mention, "With all the creative projects I have worked on, I sure am a lucky man myself and I am excited to be working with Sky 1 and Carnival Films on this latest project."

Executive producer Richard Fell further describes the series, “‘Lucky Man’ is a different kind of superhero show — Stan has come up with an absolutely brilliant idea; something that we can all relate to. What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest thing you could give someone, or their worst nightmare? It’s a twist which brings the whole superhero genre right back down to earth.”

We'll keep you posted on when we can watch here in the States.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Monday, March 30, 2015

Newly Released 'Daredevil' Character Poster

Season one of Marvel's Daredevil will premiere with thirteen one-hour episodes in 4K on April 10, 2015 at 12:01 AM PT in all territories where Netflix is available. Now, for your viewing pleasure, they've released a character poster featuring; Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Matt Murdock, Claire Temple and Wilson Fisk. To get a better look, I cropped each character so you can check them out a little better (after the jump).

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

The cast includes:
-Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
-Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk
-Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
-Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
-Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
-Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Ulrich
-Scott Glenn as Stick
-Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna
-Bob Gunton and Leland Owlsey
-Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley

'The Walking Dead' Finale Brings in Monstrous Ratings

Courtesy Yahoo
A giant-sized season finale brought in giant-sized ratings for AMC and The Walking Dead. The numbers are in for "Conquer" and it looks like the title was fitting since it brought in a series record for the finale. Season Five has also been the series' highest rated so far.

Variety reported, "According to preliminary Nielsen estimates, the 90-minute season-ender of 'Walking Dead' averaged an 8.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.8 million viewers overall — up about 3% in both categories vs. its year-ago finale. It was also up week-to-week by 17% in the demo and by 14% in total viewers." In other words, it did damn well including bringing in "more than four times as many young adults as the night’s top-rated broadcast entertainment series."

Not only did the actual show do well but its after show, Talking Dead, got its all-time highest ratings.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole. The sixth season will return in October, but in the meantime, the prequel, Fear The Walking Dead, premieres this summer.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Sunday, March 29, 2015

'The Walking Dead' Most Talked About Season Finale Scene: 'Conquer'

Major Spoilers! Do not proceed if you haven't watched the season five finale of The Walking Dead. Seriously, run like the Wolves are chasing you.

So the finale. Many loved it, some we're dissatisfied. Maybe some were hoping for more OMG moments in the form of shocking deaths?

Two of the most shocking deaths were neatly packaged in what AMC is called this episode's 'most talked about scene.' Do you agree? The opening scene with Morgan was quite enjoyable as was when Daryl and Aaron looked like they were done for thanks to the Wolves booby trap. Discuss below and after you check out the scene, again, because you've already watched the episode, watch the promo for this summer's TWD spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead. Hope you got your flu shot!

-Larissa Mrykalo

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mock 'The Walking Dead' Trailer...'Zombieland'-Style!

Yummy screen shot
The season 90-minute finale of The Walking Dead airs this weekend at 9 p.m. ET on AMC and a season five marathon starts tonight at 8 p.m. so you can catch up on the the guts and gory.

Okay, now that the business end of this post has been tackled, here's a fun walk down Memory Lane with a mock trailer of The Walking Dead in the style of 2009's Zombieland

It was recently posted on YouTube by The Usual Suspect and I thought it was kinda cool. It was fun seeing some of the past kills, how different the group looked and how clean Daryl appeared. It also made me want to watch Zombieland again.

Enjoy, and always remember...double tap.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Helix' Recap: 'Plan B'

All photos courtesy Syfy.

Last week, Team Sap found the bleeding tree just in time to maybe Save Texas, Julia offered to knock up Amy with Sarah's baby, Sergio took flight, and Peter decided to resurrect the Vector-King, minus the vectoring. Only three episodes left in this season to answer the burning questions: Will Ilaria release Narvik-C and wipe out humanity? Will the CDC be actually useful in stopping an outbreak? And perhaps most importantly, will Amy's epic temper tantrum get her her immortal way? Buckle up y'all; it's about to get crazy in here. Let's do this.

Oh look. They found Doreen's monkeys. These have been infected with the mycotic but gassing them works real well in killing them. No kidding. The Navy will take it all. Peter's enjoying playing 'Daddy' thereby passing his daddy-issues to a brand new generation. No time for that, we must purge the island of skeptics which comes from the gospel according to Anne. Poor Peter, he can't help but be manipulated by every female he sees.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Whedon Says 'No More Hexes' for Scarlet Witch

Today, CBR Trailers posted a new short with Avengers: Age of Ultron director, Joss Whedon, talking about his two new featured characters, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. In it, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) talk briefly about their characters and how they relate to each other. There are some spoilers regarding the twins' roles in moving the plot forward, so viewer beware.

During his interview, Whedon confirms that Scarlet Witch's powers do not use hexes that bend reality to her will. Rather, she will be using telekinesis and some sort of fear-based psi power. Could this be an adjustment to the universe altering power Wanda Maximoff has in the comic book universe so that one hero isn't completely overpowered, eventually making Thanos that much more of a threat? Will the coming Civil War be sparked by fears brought out by Scarlet Witch? And, the big question, where do their powers come from? Are they magical (hellooooooo Dr. Strange!) or derived from an alien race, such as the Kree (hellooooooo Inhumans!) Only Whedon and the MCU powers that be can provide answers. Certainly, you won't be seeing completely world altering consequences from three whispered words in the MCU, thankfully. At least, not from the Scarlet Witch.

-David Berck

'The Walking Dead' Companion Series Officially Titled 'Fear The Walking Dead'

We finally have an official title for The Walking Dead companion series thanks to a tweet from Robert Kirkman. The show will be called Fear The Walking Dead and we'll be getting a first look this Sunday after The Walking Dead season finale.

We know that the new series will air six one-hour episodes, the setting will be LA and we'll (obviously) be exploring the lives and storylines of new characters. The series will have the same team as TWD with executive producers; Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. It will premiere late this summer with the show’s second season airing in 2016. AMC president Charles Collier recently revealed that the companion series will explore "what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’"

AMC has already ordered two seasons of what looks to be a prequel of the original series and cast members include; Cliff Curtis as "Sean," Kim Dickens as "Miranda," also Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.

So what do you guys think of the title? Seems a little lackluster? Let us know if you're excited about the new series and of course, remember to tune in for the 90-minute season five finale this Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC followed by Talking Dead.

-Larissa Mrykalo