Over the weekend we learned of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 that a departed character may yet make a return appearance from beyond the grave, but far more exciting is the prospect of seeing some of our favorite characters in vastly new circumstances. See who has landed where (with brand new looks!) in a round of spoiler-ly set photos from 'Game of Thrones' season 5!
It's become increasingly rare for horror films to make an effort to truly scare us these days, but Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' gets under the skin in ways that are both visceral and highly emotional. A mediation on a mother's grief and the displacement of that grief onto her son, the film echoes Stephen King's 'The Shining' in many ways, while lead actress Essie Davis gives a chill-inducing performance evocative of vintage Sissy Spacek and Mia Farrow.
This past summer alone has hosted dozens of headlines ripe for the 'South Park' treatment, and with the long-running animated Comedy Central series due to premiere its 18th season this coming Wednesday night, Matt and Trey have picked a fine topic from the starting gate: The NFL. Watch 'South Park' tackle the Washington Redskins debacle in the first clip from the new season!
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are back! The new red-band 'The Interview' trailer shows the duo, who brought us such classic debauchery as 'Superbad,' 'This Is the End' and 'Pineapple Express,' are already starting up some drama with their Kim Jong-un assassination story. If that premise alone isn't enough to make you gasp, how about some NSFW talk of "Matthew McConaughey goat f***," and getting "f***** by RoboCop"?
Fox was so confident that 'The Maze Runner' would be a success that, earlier on, it greenlit it's sequel, 'The Scorch Trials,' based on James Dashner's second installment in his dystopian novel series. Following the film's box office success this opening weekend, though, the studio wants a quicker turnaround and has now slated the sequel for release in 2015, while revealing a first look at what's to come.
AMC's 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' has kept a relatively low profile since announcing its 2015 premiere, but a few new tidbits have emerged to tide us over until Saul, er...Jimmy McGill becomes the center of his own story. Get another teased glimpse into the prequel world of 'Better Call Saul,' and find out what 'Breaking Bad' star will reprise their role in the new series!
'True Detective' season 2 rumors have become the Hydra of TV news, wherein the dismissal of any one rumor sees two more (or seven) take its place. Colin Farrell's status among the leading candidates, however, has scarcely been in question since its arrival, and now it seems the Irish actor has at last confirmed his 'True Detective' season 2 casting.
Young adult movies are big business. 'The Maze Runner' took over the box office this weekend, proving that the audience for films were young people in science fiction dystopias are forced into violent and terrible predicaments extends beyond the 'Hunger Games' franchise.
Fantastic Fest is a film festival like no other -- it’s rowdy and teeming with avid fans of genre films, all determined to see as many films as they can over the course of an intense seven days. Your typical film festival usually places the more provocative genre films in the midnight slot, but Fantastic Fest is nothing but genre from the time you wake up to the time you stumble back to wherever it is you’re staying for the week. These films are proving that genre doesn’t need to be singular or defined by one word (horror, action, sci-fi), and as such, they’re surprising and totally unique. The less you know about a film at this fest before going in, the better, and the more likely you are to discover something truly great.