I stopped writing the news about a month ago when I read that Syfy was working on a series based on 1995's "12 Monkeys". Now I come back and what's the first thing I read? Kirk Acevedo, who has played the tough kid from the block in every movie or TV show that has had a tough kid from the block in the past 5 years, has been added to the cast. It's almost like they're daring me to stop writing again. It's almost like they know I'm just really lazy and the show had nothing to do with me not writing the news. Get out of my head Hollywood people.
I love when studios decide to drop release dates for movies even when they're a crap load of time away from now. Take Universal's "The Mummy" reboot for instance, they recently announced that it would be hitting theaters on April 22, 2016. That's over two years away. Who knows what we'll be doing in two years. Maybe movies won't even be shown on screens anymore. Maybe they'll just be beamed into our brains like the way people had sex in "Demolition Man". All I'm saying here is I don't want to sign up for seeing this movie now and then find myself being dry humped by Sylvester Stallone in my sleep.
With more and more horror related documentaries hitting the shelves it was only a matter of time before the "Hellraiser" franchise got its own. It's going to be called "Leviathan" and it'll focus on the making of the first two films in the series. No word on if it'll have anything to do with the 1989 film "Leviathan," but my guess is since that had absolutely nothing to do with "Hellraiser" it most likely won't. I'm just speculating here, though.
I know I watched the horror anthology series "Monsters" every week but to be 100% honest I could not tell you the plot of one episode. To be fair though the show was only on from 1988 to 1991 and around that time I was really starting to discover my body so my best guess is I wasn't really paying attention anyway. Well, good news for me because the show is finally getting a release on DVD this coming February 25th thanks to the folks at Entertainment One. Now with the power of play and pause I can enjoy the show and myself without missing a second. Are you throwing up yet? I hope so.
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With all the long lines and madness at Walmart right now it's understandable that people would need a break. What isn't understandable though is this guy in Oklahoma who decided to head into the women's room and rub one out. It also isn't understable that this happened at 8:30 in the morning. It is understandable that he got arrested though. That's just science.
"Mama" director Andres Muschietti is apparently in talks with the folks over at Universal to take on the directing role of the upcoming "The Mummy" reboot. No real details have come out about the film but it will take place in modern time and the cast from the previous films will not make an appearance. You ever see that episode of "Seinfeld" where Elaine takes the Asian woman from her nail saloon to see "Rochelle Rochelle" but Bette Midler isn't in the show that night and they freak out? That's me right now but replace Bette Midler with Brendan Fraser.
The good folks over at Magnolia Pictures are on the verge of striking a deal that would land them the rights to Ti West's "The Sacrament". A new found footage film, "The Sacrament" follows two reporters as they try to escape from a community outside the US after one of their sisters turns up missing. No word on when or how the film will be released but for the first time I'm going to go ahead and say I think a Ti West movie sounds interesting. Now who wants a hug?
Sean S. Cunningham, the fella who directed the original "Friday the 13th", has dropped word that he expects a new F13 film to see the light of day sometime in 2015 if all goes according to plan. He also let out that the movie will not be a continuation of the 2009 remake but will in fact be a new story. I don't know if that's good or bad but I suppose it's best to keep positive right? Seriously, someone hug me. I just want to be loved.
6 year old Kennedi Clements has landed the role of Madison in the upcoming "Poltergeist" remake. For those of you keeping score at home this is the Carol Anne role from the original movie. So ya know, good luck sleeping at night for the rest of your life Kennedi. Also, what are your parents doing letting you read this website?
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The shocking thing isn't that this couple in South Carolina got caught having sex inside a Home Depot shed display. No the shocking thing was that it happened at 8:30 in the morning. What the hell are these people eating for breakfast? I usually have my greek yogurt and coffee around 8 and I can honestly say I'm not good till around 11.
A 31 year old Washington man is under arrest after he was found " target="_blank">making love to himself on the side of the road as traffic flew by. HIs excuse was pretty solid though, he reportedly told cops he was "working for Jehovah" and "spreading God’s word." Wish I would of thought of that when I was 16 and my mom walked in on me.
"Under the Dome", a new series coming to CBS that's based on the Stephen King novel about a town that finds itself enclosed in a transparent dome, has landed itself a bad guy in the form of Dean Norris. You might know Norris from his role on "Breaking Bad" or as 1st Scientist from the 1993 made for TV movie "Barbarians at the Gate". Probably from "Breaking Bad" though.
There's more horror shows coming to the boob tube than you could shake a stick at but one of the first to be announced is "Hannibal", a new series about a detective and the famous man-eater he enlists to help him track down a psychopath. Sounds pretty dandy and now NBC has confirmed an airing date of April 4th has been announced so it looks like we won't have to wait to long to get all fava beany. On a side note, don't ever shake a stick at your TV. You'll look like a crazy person.
I think I blocked out the fact that Universal is rebooting "The Mummy" franchise because I don't think Brendan Fraser is going to be in it and a Mummy film without Brendan Fraser is no Mummy movie I want to see. Now it looks like the big boys are sick of waiting for "Prometheus" writer Jon Spaihts to come up with a script so they hired Billy Ray to come up with one of his own at the same time. I guess the reasoning is one of them will come up with a script sometime soon so why not give it a go. I only hope they end up adding more writers to the pool and I get my chance. Keep your fingers crossed, Brendan.
I've never seen a single Michael Armstrong film but apparently he's the bees knees and people will be all excited to find out he's coming out of retirement to direct "Orphanage", a new film that isn't the remake of another film I haven't seen for completely different reasons. We really got to know each other today didn't we. I love you.
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The rules of a 3 way are very strict and it's completely understandable that if you break them you're going to get stabbed. This is North Dakota folks.
I'll be honest the idea of a 3 year old pumping gas is kind of adorable to me and I think this woman facing charges for letting her little bundle of joy do just that might be getting f'ed over. Then again I guess the point that there's video of the kid spraying himself gasoline so who can really tell if it's right or wrong.