Sunday, January 31, 2021

Welcome to "Pee Wee Park"


"I've always wanted to make a complete trailer based on my full Jeep Chase Scene. The hard part was figuring out at least a small narrative - enough for it to hold its own as a movie trailer and not just be a series of VFX shots. I feel like it's close enough! I've got more weird stuff to make..." The video was created by Pixel Riot.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Husband and wife dreampop / shoegaze duo Color Crush have released another incredible single entitled "Wishing"


If you're a fan of My Bloody Valentine, Morella's Forest, Starflyer 59, and any other dreamy and fuzzy rock outfits, you'll not want to miss out on hearing Color Crush's newest single, "Wishing." It's available now at their Bandcamp page.

A direct sequel to "Cloverfield is on its way with no help from original director Matt Reeves


"J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner and Paramount Pictures have tapped rising British scribe Joe Barton to pen the script for the project, which, unlike its predecessor, will not be in the found footage format, according to sources." Read more from Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter.

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" is hitting HBO Max on March 18 and you can see posters for it


In "ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE," determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions. Read more from Tim Beedle at DC Comics.

George Clooney plans to executive produce and star in Legendary's TV reboot of "Buck Rogers"


"When 20th-century astronaut 'Buck' Rogers is awakened—500 years after a deep-space disaster—to an Earth in recovery from nuclear war, he must join Colonel Wilma Deering to lead the forces of Earth against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future." Read more from Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap.

Circle Back (ex-Outcry, Not Beneath) just released their new EP, "The Gift of Time"


Circle Back's "The Gift of Time" is their debut release on Blasphemour Records, and the follow up to their self-released "Terminus" 12". This time the band worked with Jamie King, at Jamie King Audio in Winston-Salem, NC whom recorded, mixed and mastered the EP. If you don't know Jamie by name, you certainly know his work with such bands as Between the Buried and Me, Alesana, Beloved, Killwhitneydead, Advent, He Is Legend, and many more. You can order the album now right here.

"Captain Marvel: Marvels Snapshots" #1 begins to explore everyday people's experiences with Marvel heroes


Captain Marvel has been an inspiration to many, including to other Marvel Super Heroes like Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel. But it's not often that we hear about the people who were inspired by the outstanding actions of Marvel's mightiest. This is precisely the kind of story told in MARVELS SNAPSHOTS, a series that turns the story over to civilians in the Marvel Universe. In CAPTAIN MARVEL: MARVELS SNAPSHOTS #1, on sale Wednesday, February 24, we meet someone who stumbles upon some hefty heroics in their hometown. Read more from Jamie Frevele and see a preview of the issue at Marvel.

Best-selling author Jeffrey Brown is penning a new DC middle grade graphic novel titled "Batman and Robin and Howard"


Written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (the Jedi Academy series, Darth Vader and Son series), "Batman and Robin and Howard" is a hilarious, heartwarming tale that follows a young Damian as he starts a new school after being sidelined by his superhero dad—Bruce Wayne, a.k.a Batman. Damian must navigate being the new kid while also learning how to be a regular kid as he attempts to make friends at Gotham Metro Academy. From the classroom to the soccer field, Damian is certain his new surroundings have nothing to teach him—so he is completely unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard, the smartest and most athletic kid in school. You can read more from Tim Beedle at DC Comics.

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" premieres through Paramount+ on March 4, and you can watch the trailer right here

"The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run," a Paramount+ Original, sees best friends SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star venture out of Bikini Bottom and head to the Lost City of Atlantic City on a rescue mission to save SpongeBob’s trusted snail, Gary.

Stream "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run" on March 4 on Paramount+.

Learn More www.paramountplus.com.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ethan Hawke will star in the horror thriller "The Black Phone" from Scott Derrickson and Joe Hill


Hawke’s boarding the adaptation of the Joe Hill short story reunites the actor with the filmmakers and producer of 2012 horror smash "Sinister." You can read more from Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter.

Blue Beetle, Constantine, Kamandi, and The Losers are getting DC Animated shorts


Beloved DC characters Kamandi, The Losers, Blue Beetle and Constantine are the focus of four new DC Showcase animated shorts for release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2021-2022. You can read more from Tim Beedle at DC Comics.

Allan Aguirre (Scaterd Few) Discusses Movies, Music, and More



If you grew up on a steady diet of Christian alternative, punk, and metal in the late 1980's and early 1990's, there's no way you could have avoided hearing about Scaterd Few. Scaterd Few was quite possibly the most controversial band coming out of the Christian music industry at that time. From their outward appearance and the way they sounded to the things they sang about and the rumors of "questionable" behavior at festivals and concerts, they made a lasting impact on angst-ridden and rebellious kids like me who always liked to push the envelope of what it meant to be an "acceptable" Christian teen.

Namor goes up against Echo in Marvel's Avengers #43


"The battle to decide the all-new Phoenix rages on! Who will wield the destructive cosmic power of the Phoenix Force? Namor will stop at nothing to be the fiery victor. The Black Panther worries as much about victory as he does defeat. Jane Foster knows what it means to carry on a powerful legacy. The She-Hulk cannot be stopped. And the Orb has a giant, creepy eyeball for a head!" Read more from George Marston and see a preview of the issue at GamesRadar.

Netflix announces the cast of Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" series


Led by Tom Sturridge, who will be playing Morpheus, the anthropomorphic personification of Dream, the Sandman cast includes Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Boyd Holbrook as the villainous Corinthian, Charles Dance as Rodrick Burgess, and more. Read more from Hoai-Tran Bui at /Film.

Chevelle released a teaser for their single "Peach" off of the upcoming album "NIRATIAS"


Teaser for the new single (out 1/29/21 at 9AM CST) "Peach" from the upcoming album "NIRATIAS."

Cory Hawkins will star in Amblin and André Øvredal's "Last Voyage of the Demeter"


"['Last Voyage of the Demeter'] is based on a single chapter, 'The Captain’s Log,' from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel 'Dracula.' The chapter tells the story of the Russian schooner, Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo – twenty four unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London. The film will detail the strange events that befell the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence onboard the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbor, it was a derelict. There was no trace of the crew." Read more from Justin Kroll at Deadline.

Netflix is going to "Skull island" with the "Castlevania" anime studio Powerhouse Animation


The anime "Skull Island" is a “new chapter in Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise... a thrilling animated adventure series that follows shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous place on Earth—a mysterious island home to prehistoric monsters, including the greatest titan of them all, [King] Kong.” Read more from Hoai-Tran Bui at /Film.

Legendary comic actor Cloris Leachman has died at age 94


“...One of the most fearless actresses of our time. There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ’till the tears ran down your face. You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.” Read more from Carmel Dagan at Variety.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Award-winning actress and author Mayim Bialik ("Big Bang Theory") and DC are giving us the "Flash Facts"

Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime?

Help put together the X-Men team that will protect Krakoa by choosing the last member now


PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF YOUR PROTECTORS OF KRAKOA…

THE X-MEN!

Prepare to be mind-boggled by the trailer for episode 4 of "WandaVision"


Nothing can prepare you for what's next. An all-new episode of Marvel Studios' “WandaVision” starts streaming Friday on Disney+.

Movie Review: "Wonder Woman 1984"


Aside from some weak CGI, I found "Wonder Woman 1984" to be a lot of fun. It's a charming, noisy, and rambunctious movie that both takes itself seriously and embraces its ridiculousness simultaneously. Everyone is having a good time in their respective roles, whether they're chewing up the scenery around them or bringing the audience some sincere moments of heart and emotion. Some might be turned off by the ending of the film, but I found it refreshingly optimistic.

Pantokrator released a video for their latest single, "We The People," off the upcoming album "Marching Out of Babylon"

Pantokrator´s brand new single and video encompasses the essence of what the Swedish death metal veterans are about. Melody and brutality mixed together in lyrics worth getting into. "We the People" is a kick in the groin to the systems that hold us down, and a call to arms to all of us that stand up for democracy, all draped in head banging rhythms, latin phrases and Martin Luther King samples.

As The Story Grows interviews former Zao Bassist Rob Horner


This week As The Story Grows welcomes former Zao bassist Rob Horner to the podcast. Rob talks about the West Virginia underground scene he came up in, the bass he acquired by trading a Playstation when he first joined Zao, and lots of talk about his time in Zao. They also talk about The Minus Tide, a project Rob was involved in in the early 2000’s.

Disney+'s "Willow" series is eyeing Tony Revolori for a key role


"'Spider-Man' franchise’s Tony Revolori is in negotiations for a lead role opposite Ellie Bamber, Cailee Spaeny and Erin Kellyman in 'Willow,' Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s upcoming TV series follow-up to the 1988 fantasy movie, with the film’s star Warwick Davis reprising his title role." Read more from Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.

Luke Evans will play the Coachman in Disney's live-action "Pinocchio"


"The Coachman is one of the most evil, malevolent, hateful, cruel, sinister, and dangerous Disney Villains with absolutely no redeeming qualities, and is rather infamous for his wicked actions, greed and his pleasure in destroying children’s lives.” Read more from Ben Pearson at /Film.

Pantokrator Discusses Movies, Music, and More


Drummer Rickard Gustafsson (also from Crimson Moonlight) and Singer Karl Walfridsson from Sweden's Pantokrator sat down with me recently to discuss movies, music, and more. We chat about where they live in Sweden, how the band got together, and what they're all about. They also talk about their favorite superheroes, TV shows, and movies.
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

James Wan reveals "Malignant" poster, which hits HBO Max on September 10th


"I finally wrapped it last week. This was supposed to be my 'little horror thriller' I do between the big ones, but the pandemic pushed it as long the big ones. I’m super excited for this film. I don’t even know how to describe it. I wanted to do something original and genre-bending, and different to my other work, but still in the spirit of the horror-thrillers I grew up with. More to come." Read more from Chris Evangelista at /Film.



Original Director Robert Rodriguez is rebooting "Spy Kids"


“I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids.” Read more from Chris Evangelista at /Film.

"Escape Room 2" release date has been changed to January 27, 2022 by Sony


"'Escape Room 2' brings back Taylor Russell ('Words on Bathroom Walls') and Logan Miller ('Love, Simon') from the first film, continuing the story that ended with an insane cliffhanger. New cast members include Isabelle Fuhrman ('Orphan'), Indya Moore ('Pose'), Holland Roden ('Teen Wolf'), Thomas Cocquerel ('The 100') and Carlito Olivero ('Bad Samaritan'), but we’re not exactly sure if the sequel will pick up exactly where the first left off or take us in a different direction." Read more from Ethan Anderton at /Film.

Kevin Hart took the role of Roland for the upcoming "Borderlands" movie


“I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin, 'Borderlands' is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland.” Read more from Aaron Couch at The Hollywood Reporter.

'68 premiere the video for "The Knife, The Knife, The Knife" off of thei upcoming "Give One Take One" album


Official music video for a song on the upcoming album "Give One Take One" that will be out on March 26th but you can pre order that bad boy right now at https://velvetpress.com/theyare68.

Chris Hemsworth uses the first day of shooting on "Thor: Love and Thunder" to honor Australia's First Nation people


“Indigenous Australians may be just as proud of this country, but many see January 26th as a date signifying the beginning of dispossession, disease epidemics, frontier violence, destruction of culture, exploitation, abuse, separation of families and subjection to policies of extreme social control. Let’s begin the healing and stand together in unity and support with our First Nations people with solidarity and compassion. Let’s find a date where all Australians can celebrate this beautiful country together.” Read more from Hoai-Tran Bui at /Film.

Listen to the new episode of As The Story Grows featuring Séamus Scanlan


As the Story Grows is excited to share their chat with Séamus Scanlan. Séamus is a new artist on Common Ground Collective. Séamus talks about growing up in Philadelphia, how improv helped him overcome stage fright, and how he started releasing music. They also discuss lullabies and Séamus' ambient project, Níos Moille.

Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" trailer is here to charm you


The new trailer for "Raya and the Last Dragon" is up and the movie looks to be the sort of exciting and colorful hero's journey we've come to expect from Disney. It's an international tale that promises magic, humor, and adventure with a female lead. The animation and voice cast looks to stand up to the same quality standards as "Frozen," "Brave," and the rest of the studio's animated output.

"Lovecraft Country" Creator Misha Green will director and write a "Tomb Raider" sequel with Alicia Vikander returning as Lara Croft


"MGM has set Misha Green to write and make her feature directorial debut on the next Tomb Raider, which has Alicia Vikander set to reprise her role as Lara Croft. Green steps up here after creating and directing Lovecraft Country, the breakout HBO series that stars Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, and Michael Kenneth Williams." Read more from Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Jeff Nichols turned his "Alien Nation" remake into a 10-episode TV series


"I have taken it and broken it into ten episodes, and it’s under consideration right now. Who knows, people in far more powerful positions than me are deciding that. One of the tricks is, I want to shoot it like a giant film, and I’m not sure if we’ll be able to get away with that.” Read more from Ben Pearson at /Film.

Apple TV+ premiered a trailer for "The Snoopy Show"


The Peanuts gang is back with a brand new show! Catch all six episodes of "The Snoopy Show" coming on February 5.

Chevelle has revealed the track listing for their upcoming album “NIRATIAS”


"A little closer to the release of the album on March 5th. . . . Track Listing is finally here, ENJOY . . . . . . To pre-order a copy of the new album ‘NIRATIAS’ on CD or Vinyl head to www.GetMoreChevelle.com." Read more from Wookubus at The PRP.

Jodie Turner-Smith will star in prequel series "The Witcher: Blood Origin"


Turner-Smith will play Éile, an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, who has left her clan and position as Queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A grand reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption. Read more from Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.

HBO Max is in the early stages of developing a "Harry Potter" TV series


"Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that executives have had a series of meetings with writers with the goal of bringing the blockbuster franchise to television." Read more from Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter.

Godzilla vs. Kong trailer is now available for you to gawk at


Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.  Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond.  But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.  The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Marvel's "Heroes Reborn" trailer introduces us to a world without Avengers


Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice, because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron face an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. Blade is the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been… reborn. And so begins his search for the cause behind this ominous shift in reality.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Guardians of the Galaxy comic is getting a facelift by Marvel

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy are going full-superhero with new costumes, new headquarters, a new enemy, and a new line-up. Read more at GamesRadar.

Friday, January 22, 2021

The Huntingtons release their early material as "Foundations, Vol. 6 (Cricket Brown Cow)


"Two months after our 'Joe Christmas Playin' On The Stereo' demo, we haphazardly packed our gear in a U-Haul trailer, hitched it up to my car and drove to Marietta, GA with our friend, Luke, to record our first album. At this point, we had been a signed recording artist for more than a year, and, with all of the home recording we had done, we were chompin' at the bit to record a proper studio album. Our label had recruited a producer we all knew and highly respected to work with us, Chris Colbert. They also secured a place for us to record, sleep and gig at, the Strand Theatre." Read more from The Huntingtons at their Facebook page.

Sight Received release new single "Breath (Acoustic)"


The members of Sight Received cite influences which range from Bush and Breaking Benjamin to Impending Doom and even Silverstein. The crazy thing is, you can actually hear it in their songs. Vocalist Kristian Bullard sings his way through flowing verses before screaming out passionate choruses. Meanwhile, guitarist Nick Burgess melds together both melodious lines and heavy riffing that will bring to mind Disciple, Nine Lashes, and Seether if they had just a bit more edge.

Watch four clips from season 2 of "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous"


Now stranded on an abandoned Isla Nublar, the campers struggle to survive among the wreckage of Jurassic World. As the T.Rex takes over Main Street, forcing the kids deeper into the jungle, the discovery that they may not be alone not only threatens their rescue but may uncover something more sinister in "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous."

SIlent Planet reveals Terminal: A Virtual Concert Experience


“Our virtual concert will be live on Feb 6th. For now, tickets for the stream, and new merch & bundles are available at silentplanetband.com... As you can see in this trailer, we did some stuff that has never been possible before, and we can’t wait for you to see it."

April 27th's "Batman: Detective Comics" #1035 introduces us to new villain Mr. Worth


"Introducing Mr. Worth! When his daughter is killed during the brutal crime wave gripping Gotham City, eight-foot-tall stack of muscle and money Roland Worth sets out on a path of revenge toward the prime suspect in the crime: Batman! Read more from Chris Arrant at GamesRadar.