Netflix Releases an Exhilarating Trailer For NARCOS: MEXICO with Diego Luna and Michael Peña

Netflix has released a trailer for Narcos: Mexico, which is the fourth season of thrilling drug trafficking drama. I’m already a big fan of this series, but this next season looks really freakin’ good, especially with the edition of Diego Luna and Michael Peña,

In case you’re wondering what this next season is about, it’s set in Mexico, where it explores “the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers.”

The new installment follows the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined.

As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.

Eric Newman is executive producer and showrunner on the series and it’s being executive produced by José Padilha, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard.

This first trailer offers us a crazy and exhilarating look at what’s in star for this next season and I can’t wait to watch it. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!

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John Krasinski Says He’s Currently Writing the Sequel To A QUIET PLACE

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We’ve known for awhile that Paramount Pictures was developing to sequel to the hit horror film A Quiet Place. It was previously reported that writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck were developing a story for the sequel, but now it appears that John Krasinski has come with with the story and is currently writing the script.

During a recent Q&A via The Hollywood Reporter, explained that he initially told Paramount to do the sequel with somebody else since he “had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere.”

He went on to say that after the studio and producer Andrew Form heard some pitches, Form told Krasinki to think about his idea a little longer. “And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”

He didn’t say what the idea was, but he did previously share an idea he had where the sequel would explore who was on the other end of the fires in the fist film.

"The thing that I loved in the movie. Where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance, those other fires light up. How did those people survive? How did that old man survive?

"In the extreme, these characters are going through, there’s no room to think about that. They’re there, there’s an old man who’s about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what’s going on elsewhere at this same time."

I assume this is the idea that he is going with, but we’ll just have to wait and see. That’s an interesting way to move forward franchise. I'd like to see a story that focuses on a completely different group of survivors.

It’s funny, Krasinski never really thought about making a sequel, he’s said, "To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off."

But now, here he is writing the sequel and I’m sure fans are curious to see what exactly he comes up with. What would you like to see a sequel to A Quiet Place?

The sequel is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 15th, 2020.

Trailer For The Ridley Scott-Produced Post WWII Film THE AFTERMATH

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for a new film set short after the events of World War II called The Aftermath. The stars Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Skarsgård, and it tells the uncomfortable story of a group of people that end up sharing a house together in Germany. Here’s the synopsis:

THE AFTERMATH is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

The movie is based on the 2013 book of the same by Rhidian Brook and Ridley Scott is a producer on the project. The film was directed by James Kent (Testament of Youth) and it looks intriguing, especially with its cast.

The Aftermath will be released in theaters on April 26th, 2019.

Marvel Comics is Retconning CAPTAIN MARVEL’s Long-Running Origin Story

Marvel Comics is making a big change to Captain Marvel’s long-running origin story. Since the 1977 Ms. Marvel No. 2 was released, the origin story for the character has always been that she obtained her awesome powers through exposure to an alien device known as the Psyche-Magnitron. When it exploded Captain Marvel shielded Carol Danvers from its radiation with his own body, causing Carol to absorb much of his own genetic template. 

Well, in the the fourth issue of the “Life of Captain Marvel” series by Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco and Erica D’Urso it’s revealed that the hero did not gain superpowers this way. Apparently, she’s actually been a member of alien race the Kree all along.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the comic established that Carol’s mother is, in fact, a member of the alien race the Kree, making Carol a Kree-human hybrid from birth as opposed to the result of an accident related to a male hero. The Psyche-Magnetron, instead of altering Carol’s DNA, ‘activated’ Carol’s inherent superpowers, her mother explains, making them in her words, ‘not borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident’ — a purposeful shift that befits the company’s repositioning of the character as a model of female empowerment.”

So, now Captain Marvel’s 40-year origin story is defunct. Obviously the reason for the change is the upcoming movie. Maybe Marvel doesn’t want to confuse people with two different origin stories so they are ditching the original and replacing it with the new.

I am curious to see how the origin of Captain Marvel will play out in the film. I imagine it will be something very similar two what we are seeing here in the new comic. What are your thoughts on these changes to Captain Marvel’s origin?

The Captain Marvel movie is set in the 90s and it follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) “as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.”

The film will debut in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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Lex Luthor Will Be Coming To National City in SUPERGIRL Season 4

I’ve been wondering when we would see Lex Luthor show up in DC’s Supergirl series. He’s been teased in the series, but now it’s been confirmed that he will finally be showing up in Season 4!

The news was confirmed by the producers of Supergirl, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller, and in a joint statement they said, “We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season.”

The went on to say, “We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe-to-toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister, Lena Luthor.”

It will be interesting to see what his story arc in the series will end up being. We don’t know who will be playing the character yet, but the report says that casting for the role will begin shortly.

Luthor made his first appearance in DC Comics back in the 1940s and he’s one of the most recognized and iconic villains in the DC universe. Over the years, the character has been played by Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Jesse Eisenberg, and Michael Rosenbaum.

Hackman and Rosenbaum are my favorite iterations of the character and it will be interesting to see who will end up playing Luthor next. I hope they get someone good!

Are there any actors that you would like to see take on the role of Lex in Supergirl?

Source: Deadline

Review: HALLOWEEN is Like The TERMINATOR 2 of Horror Movies

The Halloween franchise has made a big and exciting comeback with a new sequel from director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride. John Carpenter was also a creative consultant on the film who also provided the wonderfully creepy musical score. Carpenter has said several times that he’s really happy with how the new Halloween film turned out and has said that it will scare the shit out of audiences.

So does the film live up to the expectations that have been set? Hell yeah, it does! All of those reviews that you’ve read praising the film were right on the money. As a long time fan of the Halloween franchise, I loved it! It’s easily the best sequel that has been made in the franchise.

Is the film better than the original film? Of course not! That’s a silly question. The original is a horror masterpiece, but the sequel definitely gives the franchise a fresh new relaunch that awesomely captures the spirit of the original film.

Even the complete overall style of the film is reminiscent of the original. The cinematography, the script, the way the shots were set up, and obviously the musical score. It’s almost as if Carpenter was the brains behind the movie. It certainly felt like a John Carpenter film and I really appreciated that.

Like you’d expect from a Halloween movie, there are plenty of thrills and chills. There are some great scary moments in the film that I’m sure will terrify audiences. Since I’m more desensitized to these kinds of films, I don’t really scare that easy. I just found the horror aspects of the movie more fun than scary. But, if you do scare easy, there are plenty of scenes that will make you jump out of your seats.

The movie also features some well-placed humor and there are also wonderful callbacks to the original film and some of the other sequels. Some of which we’ve already pointed out over the past months. I won’t get into the details of that kind of stuff here because I want to preserve the cinematic experience for you.

I will say there is one scene near the end of the film that fans of the original film are going to flip over. They audience I saw the film with had such a great reaction to it and it’s just one of those scenes that made the movie so great. Don’t worry, you’ll know it when you see it.

It really was awesome seeing Michael Myers and Laurie Strode face off again and their big moment in the the story does not disappoint! Jamie Lee Curtis was in top form in this movie! She had the same kind of badassery that Linda Hamilton had in Terminator 2. In fact, the basic plot of Halloween is very similar to the plot of Terminator 2!

Both films center around a strong woman who survived a crazy experience in their past of being hunted down by a killer and then they spend years preparing for the killer’s return so they could defeat it. All the while everyone thinks they’re crazy. Then killer returns and chaos ensures and the women kick ass.

As much as a liked the film, there was one aspect of it that I could have done without. I can’t really get into without spoiling anything, but I will say that it involves the psychiatrist character who takes over the care of Myers from Dr. Loomis. This character had a strange story arc that I didn’t care for. I get what they were trying to do, but it just fell flat for me.

Halloween is a direct sequel to the first film and it’s set forty years after the events of the first film. It also stars Judy Greer as Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter. Then there’s Will Patton and Nick Castle. Everyone delivered wonderful performances.

If you’re a fan of the Halloween franchise or a horror fan in general, then you’re most likely going to have a blast watching the movie.

Marvel Comics Sets Shuri Up To Be The New Black Panther, Could We See This Happen in The MCU Films?

For those of you who don’t know, Marvel Comics has given the Black Panther character Shuri her own ongoing series. The first issue of Shuri has been released and it’s leading to a big change with Black Panther.

The comic is setting her up to take on the mantle of Black Panther because with the absence of T’Challa, the women of Wakanda believe the country needs a Black Panther to show that they are strong.

In the story, Shuri is called to a traditional secret of meeting of Wakanda women called the Elephant's Trunk. With Wakanda in trouble, Shuri's mother Queen Ramonda felt she needed to gather together the group again because T'Challa has been missing for a couple weeks.

Despite the fact that he isn't the ruler of Wakanda anymore because Wakanda is a constitutional monarchy now, they still need a Black Panther to represent and protect them.

The country doesn’t know that T’Challa has been missing and the group is debating whether or not to tell the people of Wakanda about it. They eventually decide to keep that info to themselves and that they need to appear strong, and so Shuri is asked to become Black Panther:

“The people call you Princess Shuri. The ancestors call you Ancient Future. I call you my daughter. But for a time you were called something else, and we need you to take up that name once again. Shuri, for the sake of Wakanda, will you step up and be the Black Panther?”

She doesn’t give an answer. We’ll have to wait for issue #2, but it’s not hard to imagine that she’ll say yes and take on the mantel. They are obviously setting her up for the new Black Panther.

The question is, will this storyline end up finding its way into the MCU? The fans loved Shuri in the first Black Panther movie and it’s very possible that somewhere down the line, Shuri could become Black Panther. After all, Marvel is really pushing lead female characters as they move into Phase 4, so it wouldn’t surprise me.

If Shuri does become Black Panther do you think we’ll see a version of this storyline introduced to the MCU?

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Here are the details for Shuri #1:

Shuri #1 is written by Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Leonardo Romero with a cover by Samuel Spratt, and you can find the official description for the book below.

"FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER! The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures — written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero! The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one — and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own."

Shuri #1 is in comic stores now.

Via: CB

DC’s “Elseworlds” Crossover Event is Shooting at a Familiar SMALLVILLE Location

A bit of very cool news has surfaced regarding one of the locations that is being used in The CW’s DC “Elseworlds” Arrowverse crossover and it’s sure to excite Smallville fans.

The home that is being used for the Kent family in "Elseworlds" is the same farmhouse house where Clark, Jonathan, and Martha lived on Smallville! The fans at KryptonSite spotted the iconic house in Melissa Benoist's Instagram feed.

Not only is it great to see the same house from Smallville being used in crossover, but it’s also exciting to learn that Green Arrow and The Flash will also head to Superman’s home town as Grant Gustin and Steven Amell have been spotted on the set along with Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch and Benoist

While plot details for the upcoming crossover event remain under wraps, we know that the crossover event will bring Green Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl to Gotham City where they will meet an Arkham Asylum scientist and Nora Fries, the wife of Batman villain Mr. Freeze. It will also introduce both Batwoman (Ruby Rose) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) to the DC TV multiverse. And it marks the first time Arrow and The Flash meet Superman, who will be sporting a black suit.

"Elseworlds" will take place across three nights, and will launch on Sunday, December 9th on The Flash at 8pm. It continues on Arrow Monday, December 10th at 8pm and then finishes up on Supergirl Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm.

Are you excited about this latest Arrowverse crossover event?

Season 2 of THE TERROR Confirmed To Be Set During World War II

I thought the first season of the Ridley Scott-produced AMC series The Terror was incredible! I love those kinds of supernatural stories and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what Season 2 will entail. The first season was inspired by the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s.

Deadline has confirmed that The Terror Season 2 will be set during World War II in a Japanese-American internment camp. The story is said to “center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”

We never really see any stories set in the Japanese-American internment camps and it’s sure to make for a fascinating story. I’m looking forward to seeing exactly how this story will play out.

It was also announced that Narcos director Josef Kubota Wladyka would be directing the first episode of Season 2 of AMC’s anthology series. Series co-creator Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) had this to say in a statement about hiring the director:

“We are so thrilled to have gotten our dream director in Josef Kubota Wladyka. Not only is he a proven talent in both features and television, but his Japanese-American background gives him a personal connection to the material as well.”

The Terror Season 2 will consist of 10-episode and it’s expected to air on AMC in 2019. What do you think of the setting of the next season?

Source: Deadline

Enjoy The Badass RED DEAD REDEMPTION II Launch Trailer

Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite video games. I love that it’s an open-world western that you can play around in. As a fan of the western genre in general, this game is everything I would ever want in a western video game! So, of course I’m excited about Red Dead Redemption II!

I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve seen from the sequel so far and with the release of the game coming later this month, Rockstar Games has released a badass new launch trailer.

The game will tell the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang "as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive."

Red Dead Redemption 2 is described as "an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland." It's also been revealed that the game’s "vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand-new online multiplayer experience."

I don’t have a lot of time to play video games these days. I’ve currently been making my way through the new Spider-Man game, and you can bet your ass I’ll be playing Red Dead Redemption II!

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.