Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Official Teaser Trailer Released for Next Summer's 'Pan'

Courtesy Warner Bros.
The studios are getting their big summer trailers in and it's Warner Bros' turn with "Pan." The Joe Wright-directed film takes an unconventional look at the untold story behind the legend with which we're all familiar. A comical and heroic(?) Hook (Garrett Hedlund), and Hugh Jackman as the dastardly Blackbeard will alone be worth the ticket price. The young Peter (newcomer, Levi Miller) might just up being the favorite superhero of next summer.

The film also stars Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Full Official Trailer for 'Jurassic World' Arrives Early

Universal Pictures just released the full trailer for "Jurassic World" a little earlier than expected and we are thrilled. They had us at "genetically modified hybrid" and Chris Pratt motorbiking with raptors. Watch and chime in with your thoughts. The park opens on June 12, 2015.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 'Magnum Opus'

Courtesy Fox

Well, here we are. Part One of the "Sleepy Hollow" mid-season finale. Let's do this.

Desperate to clear their minds, Crane and Abbie play a Guess Who game when Katrina appears in a mirror to tell them that she's failed - Moloch still lives. Henry though is able to activate her connection and listens in as the cobwebs shake loose and free association leads them to the anagram of Enoch's Sword. Dammit Katrina, this is why you always clear your browsing history! Jenny and Irving are on the run for the border but Sheriff Reyes is hot on their tail so Abbie lets her sister know. Think you can kiss that FBI transfer good-bye now Leftenant. But back to the matter at hand, the sword of Enoch which was actually Methusela's sword given to Enoch to cut down 1000 demons. Ben Franklin (drink), hid the map to the spot where the sword lies in the symbolism of a snake which matches up exactly with a river. How enterprising of him. But they must know themselves completely or they will perish according to the prophecy. So it's like Mjolnir then but more deadly.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ryan Buell to Release 'Power Rangers' Graphic Novel

Courtesy Ryan Buell's Facebook
Over the past week, former "Paranormal State" star, Ryan Buell has been making several announcements over on his Facebook page, namely that he has a new comic book hitting stores on November 25. Below is what he posted on November 20:

My first comic book hits stores next week. I love "Power Rangers" so I jumped at the chance to help add to the canon. This issue tells the back story of the green ranger. We all, as kids, wanted to know more about him. So, Saban Entertainment, Stefan and Papercutz allowed me to play god and create his backstory. Oddly enough he looks more and more like me. Mwahahahhaaha! Just kidding. If you're a Power Rangers nerd, give me a shout out! And please buy the issue. I tried to make it funny as hell. And some inside jokes also!!! http://papercutz.com/shop-all/mighty-morphin-power-rangers-vol-2.

Here is the description for the comic:

This is the story Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fans have been waiting over 20 years for—the untold story of the origins of Tommy—the Green Ranger! How did Rita Repulsa choose this teen over others to wage war against the Rangers? This is the only place to find out.

Note to fans: This graphic novel takes place right before the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episode “Green with Evil.”

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New 'Jurassic World' Teaser Teases Full Trailer

Its all fun and games until the T-Rex starts rolling around that futuristic hamster wheel looking for its next meal! Thanks to Universal Pictures UK, there's a new teaser trailer for next summer's "Jurassic World" and the footage reveals some serious-looking employees. I mean, what could go wrong? Things always go well in Jurassic Park.

The teaser says the full trailer will be here on Friday but for us here in the States, it'll be Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PST. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley and Lauren Lapkus.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel opens in theaters on June 12, 2015. Get more details plus the first booming teaser, here.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Friday, November 21, 2014

Funko to Release 'X-Files' Figures in February

It warms my heart that one of my favorite shows ever, "The X-Files," has endured despite ending twelve years ago. Case in point, Funko is releasing Pop! vinyl figures depicting not only Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully but also an alien and The Smoking Man. But wait! There's more! Wacky Wobblers of Mulder and Scully will also be available but unfortunately, we have to wait until February of 2015 to purchase.  

Good news though, they're available for pre-order so maybe Santa can just present a receipt as a gift? The vinyls are $9.99 and the Wacky Wobblers are $12.99 and that's certainly a small price to pay to have this much awesome sitting on your shelf or...wherever, we don't judge.

Check out the figures (after the jump) and let us know what you think...we want the truth!

-Larissa Mrykalo

Hot Butterbeer Comes to Universal Orlando Resort

Starting today, November 21, Universal Orlando Resort began serving hot Butterbeer to guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They were generous enough to offer some of the first Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks visitors complimentary cups of the new beverage. Get all the details below about this new addition...

Guests have tried it cold, frozen – and even as an ice-cream flavor. Beginning today, November 21, 2014, Universal Orlando Resort will now offer hot Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To celebrate this new addition, some of the first guests at Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley and Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade were surprised with complimentary cups of the new drink.
Courtesy Universal Orlando

Hot Butterbeer is a smooth, hot beverage reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch served year-round with a whipped topping. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, it will be served at Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot, and The Fountain of Fair Fortune. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, it will be available at Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub.

Since the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in June 2010, millions of Butterbeers have been sold each year at Universal Orlando. It has quickly become a guest favorite and appears as a popular drink in the Harry Potter books and films.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Take an Exclusive First Look at Syfy's 'Ascension'

Syfy heads back into space starting December 15 at 9 p.m. ET with the premiere of the three-part series, "Ascension." After the show's official description via Syfy, check out an exclusive first-look followed by one of the event's trailers...

In the vein of past Syfy mini-series such as Taken, Alice, Tin Man and Battlestar Galactica, Ascension is a six-hour event set to debut on December 15.

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

William Shatner to Guest Star on 'Haven'

Courtesy Yahoo!
It looks like "Haven" is getting a new resident in 2015. According to a recent press release from Syfy, William Shatner will be joining and greatly impacting the cast for four episodes next year. Check out the release below for all the stellar details, including clues about the mid-season finale.

The Shat hits the fan next year on Haven! William Shatner (Star Trek) is set to guest star in a four-episode arc on the Syfy fan-favorite series in 2015. Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.

This year, Haven (airing Fridays at 7PM ET/PT), barrels towards its game-changing mid-season finale with the last two episodes of 2014.

In “Chemistry” (airing November 28), divided loyalties put Haven’s heroes at odds with one another, while a terrifying revelation changes everything. Jay Reso – also known as WWE Superstar Christian Cage – appears in the episode, reuniting with his real-life, lifelong friend and former tag-team partner, Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge Rated R), who plays Dwight. In a recurring guest role, Reso will play McHugh, one of Dwight’s oldest and closest friends.

Then, in the mid-season finale “Chosen” (December 5), a shocking revelation threatens to upend the fragile stability of Haven. Mara’s endgame is finally revealed, while Audrey (Emily Rose) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) pursue a plan to stop her once and for all.

There’s more Haven to come as the series returns to Syfy in 2015 with 13 all-new episodes. Shatner, Reso, Laura Mennell (Alphas) and Kris Lemche (Joan of Arcadia) are among the guest stars to be featured when the series returns next year.

-Larissa Mrykalo

'Jurassic World' Trailer Countdown Plus New Teaser

The park doesn't officially open until June 12, 2015 but the countdown is on to a (possible) Thanksgiving night trailer for Universal's "Jurassic World."  The countdown is located on the film's official website and although it doesn't say what it's counting down, this is the speculation. But wait...there's a brief teaser trailer available (courtesy of Bloody Disgusting) that although it offers no footage, it harkens back to that iconic scene from the original Spielberg film.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed "Jurassic World" stars Chris Pratt as an employee of the park who happens to conduct research on Velociraptors. I'd hate to work in the park's Workman's Comp department. Pratt is joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus. BD Wong will also return as Dr Henry Wu.

Hey there, I'm very rich!
If you want to learn more about super rich investor, Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), head over to Universal's viral site for Masrani Global Corporation by clicking the link. There are some pics to enjoy as well as details about this company and CEO.

For now, all we have is some undulating H20 and the need for some patience until the trailer arrives. Let us know if you're looking forward to checking out the latest installment in the franchise next June 12.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Matt Smith To Star With Natalie Dormer in 'Patient Zero'

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It looks like Matt Smith is digging hanging out with zombies, according to an exclusive from Deadline. The former star of "Doctor Who" and most recently, Screen Gems’ production "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies," will stick with Screen Gems and star opposite Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") in "Patient Zero." The action thriller will be directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, penned by Mike Le produced by and Vincent Newman.

Here's the film's description, thanks to Deadline...

In "Patient Zero," an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for "Patient Zero" in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.

In addition to these zombie (or, in this case, infected) flicks, Smith is starring in Paramount and Skydance’s "Terminator: Genisys" as well as the Ryan Gosling-directed, "Lost River."

No release date has been set for "Patient Zero" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is still filming. We'll keep you posted on release dates.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Nirvana Comes to 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Courtesy FX
If you tuned in for this week's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" episode, "Test of Strength," you got a little taste of Nirvana. Bringing some Cobain to Jupiter, 'Jimmy Darling' belted out a nice tribute with "Come As You Are" as we got to see what's up with other members of the cast.

Check out the tune below and let us know what you think of Ryan Murphy incorporating music into this season. The actual scene would have been cool to share but damn it, Evan Peters does a great tribute. Updated...after the recording, we've embedded a fan-made video of the actual scene.

We do hope you like the addition of songs to the show because there's more to come. According to The Huffington Post, Kathy Bates will be singing Hole's "Doll Parts" in an upcoming episode. The songs from the series are available for download on iTunes.

Tune in to the next episode on December 3, with the delightful title, "Blood Bath." The mid-season finale is December 17 but the series quickly returns on January 7 with "Magical Thinking."

-Larissa Mrykalo

The Ouija Files: Talking Board Historical Society Goes Public


Fans of Ouija now have a new avenue to celebrate their passion for the mysterious talking boards. This week, the Talking Board Historical Society debuted a new Facebook page that exploded in popularity overnight. Though formally established last year, the society’s roots trace back to 2008 as a loose affiliation of talking board collectors and enthusiasts brought together by talking board historian Robert Murch. The group is now raising its public profile in advance of 2015’s OuijaCon, set to take place in Baltimore on April 23-25.

The group’s most famous effort is erecting the talking board-inspired headstone at the unmarked grave of Ouija patentee Elijah Bond in Baltimore’s historic Green Mount Cemetery, which has since become the historic cemetery’s most-requested gravesite. In addition, they successfully petitioned the city of Baltimore to recognize William Fuld’s Harford Avenue Ouija factory, built in 1919, as a historical landmark, which became the first public landmark in Maryland acknowledging the city’s Ouija history. Next, the group hopes to honor the contributions of the medium Helen Peters Nosworthy to Ouija and American history, and is raising funds to place a marker at her grave commemorating her for giving the board its iconic name.