The first full trailer for Justin Simien’s much-anticipated feature directorial debut Dear White People is here. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival award winning film (U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent) is said to be based on Simien’s own experiences at a predominately white university, which centers on 4 black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American themed” party thrown by white students.
The trailer made me a laugh a few times with its tongue-in-cheek style and humor; I will definitely be checking this one out. The film stars Tyler Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), and Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights).
The official theatrical debut is October 17 2014, watch the trailer below:
The Walking Dead will be at the San Diego Comic-Con (Hall H) this Friday to unveil an official sneak preview of season 5. Before that goes down we have some images from the new season featuring Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carol (Melissa McBride) with baby Judith and finally, a shot of Daryl (Norman Reedus) looking to be in a bit of a pickle.
Check out those Walking Dead season 5 images as well as a character banner below:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have always loved pizza and since the popular dance climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, they also love a good rap song. Ninja Rap (thanks to thanks to Vanilla Ice) was all the rage when I was a kid, but it seems it’s time for a revamp of that too.
The new song is out called “Shell Shocked” and it’s by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. It works for them I think; it helps make this movie seem more fun with every trailer that’s for sure.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8 2014, check out the rap, TV spot, and new poster below:
We told you that FXX acquired The Simpsons, but now it’s getting real. They have the syndication rights to all episodes of the animated series, and announced that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st. The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history.
Wow. I know there is a good chance if you turn your TV on at any time of any day you will find The Simpsons on, but this just made it a lot more convenient.
FXX will also make all Simpsons episodes available on demand through the FXNOW app—available on smart phones, smart TVs, and game consoles—and SimpsonsWorld.com starting in October. Fans will have complete access to every full-length episode of The Simpsons, just like that.
Read the full press release below and tell us what you think in the comments!
FARGO and LOUIE Renewed by FX; FARGO Will Have New Cast, Setting, and Characters and Louie is Shortened
FX has announced renewals for the Emmy nominated Louie and Fargo, now how’s that for awesome? Louie will return next spring with an order for seven episodes and Fargo will return for a 10-episode second season with an all-new cast, a different time period, and a new “true crime” story. Both a critical and commercial success, Fargo quickly became one of my favorite TV shows of the year and a new season with a new story sounds perfect. Noah Hawley will return to produce and write the new season.
Read the full press release below:
Chalky White is definitely still pissed off about what happened at the end of last season of Boardwalk Empire, he’s got a beard to prove it! Jumping ahead to 1931 (the depression) the final season looks to be going out with a bang and I can’t wait. This under-appreciated gem of a TV show had a short life, but it was full I assure you. Check it out if you can on HBO (go to a friend’s house if you have to) or get the DVDs on sale – you won’t regret it.
The final season premieres on September 7th 2014 on HBO.
Watch the trailer below:
UPDATE: 2 days left!
The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters next Friday July 18th and we are giving you a chance to win some goodies. We will give you an official The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack to award to one lucky reader!
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge.
The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack includes:
- The Purge: Anarchy Promo T-shirt (size L)
- The Purge: Anarchy Promo Flashlight
Giveaway open to the U.S. only
Contest opens TODAY July 16th 2014 – Contest closes 1 week later, Wednesday July 23rd 2014
HOW TO WIN: (1 entry per person, winner decided at random)
• Comment below and tell us how you would stay safe and what you would do if the Purge night really happened!
• Play with all the GIFs below and comment with your favorite “Thing To Know Before You Watch The Purge: Anarchy” fact.
• Tweet us using the #PurgeAnarchy and #UnitedWePurge hashtags
Back in May director J.J. Abrams revealed Force for Change, giving fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film. All you have to do is make a donation to UNICEF (do it here). There are four days left for you to enter and to hype it some more Abrams has released a new video, which shows a full-scale X-Wing fighter jet. Real effects people! I know I’m not alone in knowing how important that is to this franchise. The campaign will now give the winner not only a visit to the set and a cameo, but they’ll win a private, advanced hometown screening! Again, do it here.
Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.
Check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in the video message from Abrams below:
The Purge: Anarchy started strong on Friday but was no match over the weekend for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which earned $36 million, down just 50% from its debut. All of the new releases underperformed with The Purge 2 being the best out of all of them, thanks to the Friday horror fans I imagine. The first Purge earned $34M in its opening weekend; I guess people still have a bad taste in their mouths.
Planes: Fire & Rescue cost $50M to make and was done basically for the toys, so I expect it will do well enough to have some TV show or straight to DVD series. People might be surprised that Sex Tape unraveled fast and hard; but did you watch those trailers? Stale is a word I would use to describe that mess; you can find it on VOD soon.
Next week we get: Hercules, Lucy, And So It Goes
|1.||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||$36M||$138.9M|
|2.||The Purge: Anarchy||$28.3M||$28.3M|
|3.||Planes: Fire & Rescue||$18M||$18M|
|5.||Transformers: Age of Extinction||$10M||$227.1M|
|7.||22 Jump Street||$4.7M||$180.5M|
|8.||How to Train Your Dragon 2||$3.8M||$160.6M|
|10.||Earth to Echo||$3.2M||$31.9M|
Legendary actor James Garner has passed away of natural causes, he was 86. He was known by many for his starring role in the TV series The Rockford Files, Maverick (50s version, 80s version, and the 1994 film with Mel Gibson), and by a lot of girls as old Noah in The Notebook and grandpa on 8 Simple Rules.
Growing up in our house, The Rockford Files was always on. I have had the theme stuck in my head for over 20 years (that’s alright with me). Garner was a quick-witted and confident actor who didn’t have to chew every scene to come off as a man’s man. He had a low-key style that everyone could appreciate, and I like to think we did.