Monday, April 25, 2016

Alien Day Begins Midnight April 26th

We have Hug a Tree day and Pizza Appreciation Day and the world-celebrated holiday of John Stamos' Birthday, but until now, there were few days for horror fans to rejoice short of Halloween and..well..the day Showgirls finally came to Blu-ray....but that's horror of another kind. Let's take a look at the activities and products tied into the day we celebrate the ever evolving, acid bleeding, tiny bity mouth having aliens we've come to love.

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world global celebration of the ALIEN franchise culminating with a special 24 hour, fan-focused social media event on April 26th – a nod to LV-426, the planet from the iconic ALIEN films. ALIEN DAY (#AlienDay426) to encompass a wide range of executions including nationwide screenings, never-before-seen consumer product activations and the kickoff of the ALIEN: Ultimate Trivia Challenge, allowing fans to test their ALIEN knowledge – with the chance to win memorable prizes every 42.6 minutes on Twitter.

Prepare to Horde: Hi-C Ghostbusters Ecto Cooler is Returning

Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the ‘80s and ‘90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time. Its resurgence comes after a 15-year hiatus, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.

“Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well remembered and beloved by fans to this day” said Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Sony Pictures was extremely enthusiastic about bringing it back for this special occasion, and the timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters film made this the exact right time.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sadako vs Kayako - The Ring vs The Grudge Trailer

It's the battle you never knew you wanted to see!! The throaty mistress of staircase crawling versus the teen titan of TV swimming!! LET'S GET IT ON!! This trailer is, indeed, as ridiculous as you would think it is, and we only hope the actual film goes waaaay further to crank up the truly sell out nature of this concept. Honest to God, I want every room the characters go to to mysteriously have a VCR in it even though kids today probably wouldn't even know what to do with one. Hey, it's more believable than the initial premise of the VHS movies. Monsters who transfer their kills to a dead media format. SPOOOOOKY!! You'll note the Freddy vs Jason-esque vibe of the trailer, assuring the potential viewer this will be a quality fright fest. LET'S WATCH!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Take a Sick Day with Ferris Bueller This May

It’s time to Save Ferris … again! Still as hilariously irresistible as the day it was released in 1986, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF returns to cinemas for two days only this May, just in time for its 30th anniversary.

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) present John Hughes’ venerated comedy as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Audiences can take the day off to join Ferris, Sloane and Cameron in more than 650 theaters nationwide for two screenings May 15th and 18th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time each day. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dark Horse on The Art of Metal Gear Solid V

Dark Horse proudly announces the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V! Witness the concept and design behind the genre-defining science-fiction military action and drama of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

Chronicling the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Konami Digital Entertainment and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, this beautifully assembled volume is an essential addition to any gamer’s collection. Dark Horse is proud to offer a piece of gaming history with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

Writers Lined Up for Hasbro Cinematic Universe

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today unveiled its top talent writers room which will have responsibility for developing Hasbro’s cross-property interconnected onscreen universe featuring the brands G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM. This group includes some of the most notable creative talent in Hollywood, including Academy Award Winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who will have responsibility for overseeing the writers room on behalf of Hasbro and Paramount as well as serving as Executive Producer for all of the films. Joining Goldsman will be Lindsey Beer (Wizard of Oz, Kingkiller Chronicle), Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), Cheo Coker (Luke Cage, Ray Donovan), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, People vs. OJ), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Jeff Pinkner (Lost, The Dark Tower), Nicole Riegel (Soldier Girls), Geneva Robertson (Atlantis, Tomb Raider) and Brian K Vaughan (Under the Dome, Lost).

Cameras Roll on Starz "American Gods"

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week on the 10-episode first season of “American Gods,” the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America.

Joining the previously announced cast are Cloris Leachman (“Malcom in The Middle,” “Raising Hope”) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” “Prison Break”) as Czernobog, Chris Obi (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Counselor”) as Anubis, and Mousa Kraish (“Superbad,” “Fast & Furious”) as The Jinn.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Orphan Black: Season Four on Blu-ray & DVD July 19th

The new season of BBC AMERICA’s award-winning Orphan Black, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Tatiana Maslany, hits Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on July 19, 2016. Orphan Black: Season Four contains never-before-seen bonus features, including exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content, as well as an extended scene from episode eight.

If the only way forward is to go back, then “clone club” is in for a wild ride. Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and Helena (all played by Maslany) have finally settled into some sense of normalcy after a dramatic third season. Sarah has been reunited with her foster mum Mrs S. (Maria Doyle Kennedy), daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and the clone original, Kendall Malone (Alison Steadman) at an Icelandic hideout; Alison is enjoying the spoils of the drug trade with husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun) and helping the once rabid Helena settle into domesticity; and Cosima is hard at work on a cure for her illness with lab partner Scott (Josh Vokey). We find Sarah’s battle-worn foster brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris) accepting that he’s been left behind, and trying to pick up the pieces of his life post “clone gate,” while Rachel (Maslany), the clever self-aware clone is reunited with her “mother,” Susan Duncan (Rosemary Dunsmore) and attempting a reconciliation. But peace and calm seldom last long with this lot, and Sarah’s hard won tranquility is disrupted when she receives a call that thrusts her right back in harm’s way.  A mysterious ally tied to Beth (Maslany), the clone whose suicide first led Sarah to discover her new sisters, brings Sarah back to where it all started. She’ll follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying but familiar direction.

iZombie Seasons 1 & 2 Coming to Blu-ray July 12

From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment’s Vertigo bring iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season to DVD on July 12, 2016. iZOMBIE, The CW's hit series, that over 2 million people are tuning into weekly, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries).  The 4-disc DVD set includes all 19 episodes from the second season, plus deleted scenes and the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP.

Additionally, due to overwhelming fan demand, iZOMBIE comes to Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive as individual Season 1 and Season 2 offerings. The Blu-rayTM releases of iZOMBIE will include all bonus features on the DVD versions of Season 1 and Season 2, respectively. Also available on July 12, 2016, the Blu-ray releases will be found at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

HBO and Cinemax Free Preview Weekend

Big news for fans of great TV! HBO and Cinemax are offering free previews this weekend (Friday, April 22 – Monday, April 25), just in time for the new season premieres of GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP as well as the pay-TV premiere of JURASSIC WORLD.

HBO programming highlights for the weekend include...