Haunting Full Trailer Released For Season 2 of Stephen King’s MR. MERCEDES

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AT&T's Audience Network has released a full trailer for the second season of Stephen King's insanely psychotic series Mr. Mercedes. If you could make it through the madness of Season 1, you'll definitely want to see what's in store for Season 2. I know a good amount of people that couldn't even make it through the first episode of the first season because it was so disturbing. 

The story follows a demented killer named Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) "who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendon Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again."

This trailer is quite haunting as Brady, who is seemingly brain dead, is very much aware of his surroundings. And somehow he is able to hypnotize people and control them after a series of experiments that a doctor is conducting on him. This second season looks more intriguing than the first!

The series is based on a trilogy of books focusing on Hodges, with the first book being Mr. Mercedes and with the subsequent novels being Finders Keepers and End of Watch

Showrunner David E. Kelley previously talked about the plan for the upcoming season, saying:

"The master plan, which of course is always subject to change, is each book would represent a whole season, and Mr. Mercedes is the first season. Then we'll turn to season two and the second book, but we haven’t congregated as a writing group yet and begun to kick around stories for year two, so it's premature to say anything beyond that. But the concept, in success, is we would do each book as an entire season of 10 episodes."

The source material might only consist of three books, but Kelley would like to continue the story beyond those books:

"Yes, initially, though in success it could go on beyond that. That's everybody's plan, isn't it? You keep going and going and you keep finding more new stories. But going into this, the idea is that we have three books and in success it would make for three seasons and then, who knows? Maybe longer if we're having fun."

Mr. Mercedes is being directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones); the series returns on August 22nd.

The Latest VENOM Trailer is Packed Full of Venomous New Footage!

Sony Pictures has released the latest trailer for their upcoming Marvel film Venom. This is the trailer that they showed us at Comic-Con and it's packed full of new venomous footage! There are some really awesome visuals here that might actually get some of you excited for the movie. The new trailer teases Venom biting off heads! I hope that the movie good! Only time will tell if director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) gives us a great story to go along with these wicked cool visuals. When previously talking about the film, the director said:

Our movie wants to honor the comics as close as we can tonally. In the comics, he bites people's heads off and eats brains. It would be weird to make a movie with Venom if he wasn't doing that. We tried to honor it as closely as possible. This is definitely a darker, more violent, more vicious Marvel character than I think anyone's ever seen before."

The movie was inspired by the 1993 six-issue Venom: Lethal Protector comic miniseries. The story followed Venom moving to San Francisco after he and Spider-Man made a truce. Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote so they can use it for their own evil purposes. From it, they create five new symbiote spawn including Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Tom Hardy is joined in the film by Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).

Venom is set to be released on October 5, 2018. What do you think of the latest trailer? Did it get you more excited about seeing the movie?

FOX is Developing a 24 Prequel Series That Will Focus on a Young Jack Bauer

For some reason, FOX just can't seem to let go of the 24 franchise. I loved the series when it first launched with Kiefer Sutherland in the role of Jack Bauer. Then they had a revival, which was ok and that was followed by a reboot that I couldn't get past episode one on.

Now, according to Variety, FOX is producing a prequel series that is being developed by showrunner Howard Gordon and original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran. The series is said to focus on a young version of Jack Bauer. I won't write it off yet because if the series actually ends up being good, I'll watch it.

Personally, I think it'd be much more interesting if the network actually developed an original project, but apparently, network executives are scared of originality these days which is why everything is being rebooted, remade, or revived these days. 

What do you think about FOX attempting to make another 24 series? The even bigger question is... who can fill the shoes of Jack Bauer!?

Check Out This Limited Edition CRASH BANDICOOT Nintendo Switch

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Crash N'Sane Trilogy has been out for the Nintendo Switch for a few weeks now, and developer Activision just created this impressive limited edition Crash Bandicoot-themed Nintendo Switch, which will undoubtedly be impossible to get.

The unique console features a picture of Crash's trustworthy guardian, Aku Aku at the back of the device together with a color scheme of orange and green. To make things more special, each console will feature a number in the upper-right hand section, showing that there are only three consoles in existence. 

As for now, it appears that these systems were sent to various influencers for coverage. Check out this unboxing video of the limited edition console by YouTuber, Domtendo:

Given Nintendo's history with the 3DS, it's just a matter of time before the company decides to release their own character-based Switch console. Which game or character would you like Nintendo to use as a theme for a special Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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New Variant Cover Art For The Upcoming FIREFLY Comic Book Series

While we watch every other old TV series get a revival or a reboot, the best thing that we can get from Firefly is a new comic book series. I'm not complaining, I'm happy that we are going to get new Firefly adventures! I just wish it would have been a new live-action or animated series to come along with it! Today we have a new piece of variant cover art for the series created by JG Jones.

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The new Firefly comic book series is coming from Boom! Studios and it will explore the Unification War and what the characters like Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyne Washburne experienced during those battles! 

It's cool that we are going to get stories that will dive into the history of the war that took place between the Alliance and the Independents. Which, as you know, is the war that Mal and Zoe fought together on... on the losing side. It's those experiences they had that defined their characters throughout Firefly’s run.

Mal Reynolds (played by Nathan Fillion in the original series) always saw the space-faring life as an escape from his past battles, but the new series will find him and his loyal second-in-command Zoe (originally played by Gina Torres) hunted by Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals.

The comic is being written by Greg Pak (World War Hulk) with art by Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd). Joss Whedon will also be helping out as a consultant. In a statement, he previously said:

"It’s high time we got to see the full story of Mal and Zoe’s meeting and mission in the War of Unification — the good and bad that the pressure of war brings out in them, and the unforeseeable consequences."

Pak goes on to talk about the story, saying:

"Our story will reveal key experiences for Mal and Zoe during the Unification War that you’ve never seen before. And we’ll introduce entirely new corners of the star system with characters, organizations, and subcultures that are absolutely true to all the world-building you know but absolutely brand-new at the same time.
"It’s a huge tribute to the creators of the original show that their rich, intriguing world and hilarious, compelling characters could inspire so many additional stories. We’ve gotten the incredible go-ahead to do something particularly special in this new series — we’re digging deep into the Unification War, the galaxy-shattering event that shaped so many of our central characters. Many of the show’s central themes revolve around the way everyday people handle the threat of tyranny, the trauma of war, and the danger of falling into villainy when resisting a world run by villains. We’re getting the chance to reveal essential truths about our heroes’ pasts and put them through experiences in the here and now that they’ve never fully dealt with before. As a fan of the show who adores these characters, I can’t wait."

Boom! Studios will also be publishing a series of Firefly Legacy Edition collections, which will be a reprinting of the Dark Horse Comics Firefly stories. 

Firefly #1 goes on sale in November and I'll definitely be reading the new series!

DIE HARD Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Outdoor Screening at Nakatomi Tower

Die Hard is easily one of my favorite action movies of all time, so I was thrilled when I was invited to attend an outdoor screening of the film at Nakatomi Tower. I've gotta say, it was pretty awesome watching this movie in the shadow of the building where it was filmed! 

Not only that, but I got to watch the movie while enjoying Twinkies! It was a charming little touch that added to the experience. Like officer, Powell says Twinkies are loaded with, "Sugar-enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60, and Yellow Dye No. 5. Just everything a growing boy needs."

Bonnie Bedelia and Reginald VelJohnson both showed up for the screening to thanks the fans for their love of Die Hard. You can watch them get up and talk about the screening in the video provided below, which contains a few minutes of footage from the event to give you a taste of what it was like and make you jealous about not being able to attend.

The Die Hard 30th Anniversary Edition is currently available for purchase on 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital if you're a fan of the film, and you don't have an HD copy of yet, now is your chance. I included all of the details for the release below the video.

Here are a few photos from the event:

 DIE HARD 30th Anniversary Edition

The action classic, DIE HARD, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with an all-new 4K Ultra HD™ re-master and Blu-ray™ available May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Bruce Willis is John McClane in the film that launched the billion-dollar action franchise, DIE HARD.  McClane, a New York City cop, flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company’s lavish high-rise. Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage, McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.

In celebration of the franchise’s 30th anniversary a limited edition Blu-raysteelbook of DIE HARD will also be available exclusively at Best Buy. 

Fans can also add the complete DIE HARD 5-FILM BOX SET to their collections with the limited edition Blu-ray™ Steelbook, available only at Walmart and
Best Buy on May 15. The box set will include the films:

  • DIE HARD (1988)
  • DIE HARD 2 (1990)
  • DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (1995)
  • LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (2007)
  • A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013)

DIE HARD – 30th Anniversary Bonus Features (previously available on Blu-ray):

  • Commentary by Director John McTiernan and Production Designer Jackson DeGovia
  • Scene-Specific Commentary by Special Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund
  • Subtitle Commentary by Various Cast and Crew
  • The News Casts Featurette
  • Interactive Style Gallery
  • Interactive Articles from Cinefex and American Cinematographer
  • Full-Length Screenplay
  • Trailers & TV Spots
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Amazon Studios Renews SNEAKY PETE For Season 3

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For those of you who are fans of the Amazon Studios series Sneaky Pete, you'll be happy to hear that they have renewed it for a third season! The drama was co-created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore (House).

The series stars Giovanni Ribisi as Marius, "a con man who tries to leave his old life behind by assuming the identity of his cell mate, Pete. While Pete's family doesn't have reason to suspect that he is not their long-lost loved one, they are a colorful group with their own secrets and lies that could make life as dangerous as the world Marius was hoping to escape. Marius must find a way to keep his lies from backfiring as he deals with unexpected situations that come his way." 

This is a great show that you should give a shot if you haven't already. If you have seen the series, chances are you're hooked. 

Season 3 will see the return of Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae. Production on season three will begin next week in Los Angeles. 

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There’s a Good Reason Why STRANGER THINGS Season 3 Isn’t Premiering Until Next Summer

It sucks that we're going to have to wait another year before we see the supernatural adventures of Stranger Things continue with Season 3. But, there's a good reason for the delay.

According to Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Stranger Things Season 3 won’t be premiering until next summer because the Duffer Brothers want it to be bigger and better than Season 2. While talking to The Wrap, she said:

"Well, it’s a hand-crafted show. You know, the Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard and they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so, they really want to take the time to get it right. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic season, it’s gonna be worth the wait."

This news sucks if you're an impatient person, but, as the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait. If they end up delivering an epic third season that blows us all away, this the wait is worth it.  

It was previously reported that Stranger Things Season 3 would be the most ambitious season yet and that it was influenced by the films of John Carpenter, so that's exciting! 

We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.

Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will,Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.

This STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Comic Strip Gives Haters What They Wanted

Yeah, we all know that not everyone liked what director Rian Johnson did with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At this point it's going to be extremely hard to make all Star Wars fans happy. In fact, it's probably impossible.

Anyway, Dorkly has released an amusing comic strip that gives The Last Jedi haters the story that they wanted. The comic pretty much pokes fun at all of those seemingly endless complaints. Read through the comic below an let us know if this is the version of the film that you would have liked to see.

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The Netflix Original Movie EXTINCTION Is Worth Watching One Time – One Minute Movie Review

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Michael Peña takes on hordes of invaders in the Netflix original movie Extinction. He is joined by Lizzy Caplan and Mike Colter in the scifi thriller.  But is this just another mediocre Netflix production?  

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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