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  • #76
    Helix Season 1: First 15 Minutes


    • #77

      Warner Bros. Greenlights David Goyer’s CONSTANTINE Pilot

      Everything’s coming up Milhouse Warner Bros. and DC Comics! Not only did Fox announce that they’re taking Gotham to series, but NBC has also confirmed that they are greenlighting the Constantine pilot from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). We first reported on Constantine back in September, but now DC’s resident unsavory supernatural detective will be making the leap from pitch to pilot. Created back in 1985 as a supporting character in Swamp Thing, Constantine has gone on to be one of the most beloved anti-heroes in the DC Universe, thanks in no small part to his delightful blend of hard drinking, supernatural mystery, and being an all around bastard.

      Although John Constantine is a newcomer to TV, he was portrayed on the big screen back in 2005′s Constantine by none other than Keanu Reeves, which was decidedly at odds with Constantine’s background as a blond haired, blue-eyed Brit. Fun fact: Sting actually served as the visual inspiration for creating Constantine. Given that Constantine is rumored to feature heavily in Guillermo del Toro’s rumored Justice League Dark film, introducing the general public to the character via a serialized drama is a smart move by Warner Bros. and DC. Here’s hoping that NBC is willing to let them bring the kind of insanity to TV screens that Garth Ennis and Brian Azzarello brought to the comic’s pages.


      • #78

        The TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toros best selling novel The Strain has just received a brand new teaser trailer. FX is gearing up for the highly anticipated premiere of this anti-Twilight vampire horror series by giving everyone a taste of the scale of terror that will be cast upon New York City. Oh, and just a heads up: if you thought you were confused after the first teaser trailer that released last month, prepare to be left in the complete dark by this one, literally.

        Though no official release date has been announced, The Strain is expected to be crashing into living rooms sometime in July. The show has already been ordered for thirteen episodes, with the pilot episode supposedly being currently in production. Ive heard several folks suggest that The Strain will be FXs vampiric answer to AMCs The Walking Dead, if that gives any context to those unfamiliar with the shows source material. Join us as we keep our eyes locked on this one leading up to its debut on FX this summer!


        • #79
          I really like this movie because I love to watch horror movie more.


          • #80
            Spoilers of the entire season


            This past week, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s over-the-top supernatural, divalicious camp-fest American Horror Story: Coven came to a close. While there are much better television shows on the air right now, there are few as consistently entertaining or as outright insane as this one was on a weekly basis. This show knows no limits, and has zero concern about keeping within the boundaries of good taste… and we’re all the better for it.

            American Horror Story this season concerned itself with the witches of Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, and the ongoing question of which girl would end up with the title and responsibility of being named “The Supreme” – the most powerful witch among witches. The following list is filled with massive SPOILERS for the whole season, so if you haven’t caught up yet, or still plan to watch on Netflix or DVD at some point, I suggest you do that and come back later. With that in mind, here are but thirteen of the most whacked-out crazy moments from the last season of American Horror Story: Coven.

            1. Queenie Masturbates In Front of a Minotaur

            So let’s say you’re a powerful witch trapped in a mansion, and there’s a killer Minotaur outside that only wants to get in and kill everyone inside. What do you do? Do you barricade yourself in and board up the windows? Do you use your access to various magic books in the house and cast a protective spell around the home? Well, if you’re Queenie, played by Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe, you go outside and decide to masturbate in front of said Minotaur, in the hopes that he… decides to make love to you and doesn’t kill everyone inside? I have no idea what the thinking behind this was, but it was one of the most bat-shit crazy moments on a generally bat-shit crazy show, and kind of the reason we all watch this show in the first place.

            2. Luke Gets A Bleach Enema

            Poor cute, innocent Luke Ramsey. Played by adorable actor Alexander Dreymon, Luke was the wholesome hottie that moved in next door to the Academy for Gifted Young Ladies. His mother Joan, played by Broadway legend Patti LuPone, was a crazy Christian fundamentalist type in the vein of Piper Laurie in Brian de Palma’s Carrie. (Tip to Ryan Murphy: Next season needs more Patti.) So Luke becomes friendly with the witches next door, or as his mother calls them, “the dark-sided devil girls,” and as punishment his crazy-ass mom decides he needs to be cleaned “inside and out” for his impure thoughts and proceeds to give him a bleach enema. The truly effed up part is… he didn’t really seem to fight her on it much. Eww. For more twisted and sick mother and son dynamics, see entry #6.

            3. Madame LaLaurie’s Chamber of Horrors

            For a show with the word “horror” in the title, let’s be honest here, American Horror Story isn’t usually particularly horrific. And this season was maybe the least horrific. One character that very much earned the “horror” in the title, though, was Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, played by the amazing Kathy Bates. LaLaurie is based on a real historical figure, a woman from the 19th century so depraved she tortured and killed dozens (possibly hundreds) of her own slaves in her own home’s attic chamber of horrors. In the first episode of Coven, we see her brutality on full display, and let me tell ya, it’s some nasty stuff: faces ripped off, mouths sewn shut, you name it.

            4. Queenie Forces The Disembodied (But Living!) Head of Madame LaLaurie To Watch Roots

            So Madame Delphine LaLaurie is the his horrible racist mass murderer from the 19th century (see above entry), who was given immortality and shoved in a box underground for all eternity to live forever and pay for her many sins. But she’s awoken in modern times, and even though she’s eventually chopped up into parts, she can’t die, so she’s just a disembodied talking head. At one point, to teach Delphine a thing or two about tolerance, Queenie decides to take the decapitated head and plop in front of the television and make it watch hours of programming about the civil rights movement, the classic mini-series about American slavery Roots, and the less classic Roots II: The Next Generation. Again, this is the kind of bat-shit crazy stuff that can only happen on American Horror Story, which is we love it so.

            5. Spalding Cuts Out His Own Tongue

            Spalding, played by Denis O’Hare of True Blood and Dallas Buyers Club fame, is the silent butler of the Academy, kind of a cross between Riff-Raff from Rocky Horror and Channing the butler from John Waters’ Pink Flamingos. The reason he is silent, it turns out, is because as a young man, to protect his beloved Fiona Goode, he cuts out his own tongue. In a flashback to the seventies, we see how Fiona killed the former Supreme and took her place, and Spalding (who is obsessed with her) helped her cover it up. To ensure that his tongue can’t be enchanted to speak the truth about what he saw… he cuts it out in front of Fiona, and it’s pretty nasty.

            6. Frankenkyle Kills His Molesty Mom

            Kyle, played by future Quicksilver Evan Peters, had the bad fortune to be in a bus full of rapist frat bros when witch Madison Montgomery decided to flip the bus over and kill everyone inside, Carrie White style (they had roofied and raped her earlier, Kyle being the only decent one among them who tried to stop it.) She decides to put Kyle back together, Frankenstein style, with different body parts of his fellow dead frat brothers. Needless to say, he comes back kind of… wrong. And a little slow, and prone to banging his head against things.

            So young witch Zoe decides, in the kind of decision making that only people on this show tend to make, that taking him home to his mom in this state and just dropping him off on the porch is a good idea. Well, Frankenkyle’s mom is a white trash crack head (played by Mare Winningham; Remember her?) who it turns out, had a sick incesty relationship with her son after his daddy ran out on them. So when the bumbling stitched together corpse of her son comes home, her first instinct is to get all molesty on him. This time though, Frankenkyle takes an old high school trophy and bludgeons his mom with it. Can’t say I blame him.

            7. Cordelia Gouges Her Own Eyes Out

            Cordelia Fox (God, I love the names people have on this show) is the headmistress of Miss Robichaux’s Academy, and the daughter of the Supreme Witch, Fiona Goode. Cordelia is loyal and dedicated, but kind of sucks at her job, and doesn’t seem very powerful as a witch. When Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau’s fellow witches throw acid in her face and blind her, Cordelia gains the power of second sight as a response to losing her first sight. When she gets her sight back, she loses her powers and is useless once again. So, after thinking about it carefully for about fifteen minutes, Cordelia decides to blind herself again, by jabbing her eyes and gouging them out with gardening tools. It’s pretty gross to look at afterwards. This, of course, being American Horror Story, she gets her sight back again by the end. ‘Cause magic.

            8. Misty Makes Alligators Eat Rednecks

            So the show’s resident bayou swamp witch, Misty Day (did I mention how much I love the character’s names on this show?), has the “power of resurgence” – in other words, she can resurrect the dead, a trick this show would employ a lot. Early in the series, while still living in her swamp shack and listening to her old Steve Nicks 8-tracks, Misty comes upon a bunch of alligator hunting rednecks. So naturally, Misty brings the alligators they killed back to life to kill the hunters, all to the tune of Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen.” This is what we call television bliss. At least this is what you call it if you’re me.

            9. Stevie Nicks Shows Up For No Real Reason

            So, hippy swamp witch Misty Day is like, totally obsessed with Rock Goddess Stevie Nicks, aka “The White Witch.” She emulates her by wearing shawls and platform boots and doing lots of spins around the room. At one point, Fiona Goode actually calls Stevie to come to the Academy, perform her Fleetwood Mac classic ”Rhiannon” for Misty, and then more or less vanish from the episode. But the real WTF moment happens in the cold opening of the final episode, where Stevie shows up on the girl’s big day of having to perform the “Seven Wonders,” a task a witch must perform to determine who is the Supreme witch of all witches. So Stevie shows up in the pre-credits sequence of the episode, lip syncs her song “Seven Wonders” (badly), wishes the girls good luck, and then vanishes. A show with any amount of subtlety or tact would never do anything as crass as this kind of cheesy stunt casting. Thank the Goddess American Horror Story isn’t that show.

            10. Everything Jessica Lange Says Or Does

            Despite a treasure trove of amazing actresses in the show like Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, and more, the show’s MVP since season one has been, without a doubt, Jessica Lange. She has so many amazing moments in this show, especially this season as the vain and cunning Supreme Witch Fiona Goode, that it’s impossible to pinpoint just one as her best. From murdering young Madison Montgomery (her potential replacement as Supreme) and letting her bleed out on the carpet (“This coven doesn’t need a new Supreme…it needs a new rug”) to commenting on the dead frat boy rapists (“no one’s gonna miss a bunch of assholes in Ed Hardy t-shirts”), the best, most venomous one-liners are given to, and delivered with effortless style by, Ms. Lange. Next season of American Horror Story is said to be her last, and I don’t envy Ryan Murphy on finding a suitable replacement. I say double her salary and do anything to get her to stay.

            11. Fiona Goode and Marie Drown A Special Needs Girl And Offer Her Soul To A Voodoo God

            If you would have told me ten years ago that one day there would be a television show where Oscar nominees Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett jointly murder a girl with Down Syndrome by drowning her in the bathtub, and then offer her soul up to a Voodoo God, I would have said you were nuts. Luckily for all of us, that show is real now and is called American Horror Story: Coven, and it airs on FX.

            12. Delphine LaLaurie Is Forced To Confront A Racially Balanced Future

            Brought out into the 21st Century by Supreme witch Fiona, who seeks to discover the secret to her immortality, Madame Delphine LaLaurie is forced to be her maid in the Academy, and even makes her watch television to catch up on the 150 years or so she missed. When wildly racist Delphine sees we have a black President of the United States, she begins to cry and cry. Fiona tells her that not only do we have a black president, but we’ve also had Secretaries of State, Supreme Court justices, and even the Poet Laureate. Delphine hisses “Lieeees!!” to all this, in maybe my favorite acting moment from Kathy Bates during the whole season.

            13. Myrtle Snow’s Death Cry

            The final true WTF moment of American Horror Story: Coven comes from the show’s most undervalued, but still amazing, asset – actress Frances Conroy, who played eccentric witch Myrtle Snow. Myrtle had bright red frizzy hair, cat glasses and an obsession with fashion. So when is was time to pay for crime of killing fellow witches by burning at the stake in the season finale, when asked if she had any last words, she said she had only one… and screamed out the name of legendary French fashion house “BALENCIAGAAAAA!!!” as she burned to death. Only on this show.


            • #81

              How American Horror Story’s Cinematographer Got These 11 Disturbing Shots

              It’s not enough to hold up a camera and let American Horror Story’s formidable repertory devour scenery. Filming Ryan Murphy’s homage to all things twisted and frightening requires showmanship, a sort of funhouse mirror sensibility, and, most important, an unapologetic love of pastiche. The show marks the second collaboration, after Glee, between Murphy and cinematographer Michael Goi (they also paired up for the short-lived NBC comedy The New Normal), and it’s one that allows Goi to sample from much of the art that inspires him. On the occasion of tonight’s third-season finale, we asked the cinematographer to run through how he pulled off ten of the FX anthology series’s most striking images and moments.


              • #82
                AMC Shocks New Yorkers With Hungry Zombies Hidden in a City Sidewalk to Celebrate The Walking Dead’s Return


                • #83

                  AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

                  We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.

                  Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).

                  Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.


                  • #84

                    Exclusive: Check Out A Brand New Image From FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES

                    There’s been much speculation on what audiences can expect from Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming series adaptation of his cult hit, From Dusk Till Dawn. But things took an interesting turn when a trailer for the series – set to be the debut original series from Rodriguez’s El Rey network – was released a couple weeks ago. While it has the same flare that turned the little known film into a B-movie classic, it seems the new series will be diving headfirst into the mythology of the vampires that populate the world. And now, you can check out an exclusive image from the upcoming show

                    Santanico Pandemonium (Eiza Gonzalez) and Richie Gecko (Zane Holtz) sure look sweet, don’t they? I bet they’ll look even better when The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero finishes up with them in the make-up trailer.

                    Robert Rodriguez and many of the cast will be in attendance for a special debut screening of the pilot episode at this year’s SXSW on Saturday, March 8 at 4:30PM in the Vimeo Theater. The series will then premiere three days later (March 11th) on El Rey at 9pm EST.


                    • #85
                      Love is in the air


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                        • #87
                          Grimm - Enter to Win a Grimm Wildesheer Scalp Coat! (Digital Exclusive)


                          • #88

                            Stephen King Promises No One Is Safe In Season Two of UNDER THE DOME

                            One of the most successful series of last year, CBS’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under The Dome is starting production on its second season, and the network is offering up a treat for viewers.

                            While the announcement of a second season was originally met with speculation, as the initial plan was for the series to be a limited event, it seems the current intention is to go all out in season two. The fact that King himself will be writing the premiere script of the Brian K. Vaughan adaptation is a good sign the team behind the series just wants to give fans what they want.

                            As for King’s computer… sometimes you just gotta love that guy’s sense of humor. But let’s be honest for a moment, if you could tweet with a typewriter, you would.

                            Season two is scheduled to start with King’s episode on CBS June 30th. Pull the lever, Junior….


                            • #89
                              The Machine trailer


                              • #90

                                First Look At TV's New Constantine
                                Matt Ryan prepares to blaze hell

                                As previously announced, Matt Ryan has the lead as the titular blue-collar mage in NBC's new Constantine TV series. Now, here's our first look at him in costume, and it's a get-up that should be pleasingly familiar to anyone au-fait with the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer (and Swamp Thing) comics in which the character originally lurked.

                                Trenchcoat, tie, white shirt, blonde hair: it's practically a uniform, and damn close to the images (based on Sting, of all people) drawn by the likes of Rick Veitch, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet et al. The one thing that's missing is a cigarette, but there does seem to be some wispy smoke swirling around him from somewhere. As a notoriously duplicitous cove, maybe his pants are on fire.

                                Ryan, who has prior credits in Torchwood and The Tudors, is a Welshman rather than a Scouser, but while we can't yet hear his Constantine, we'd say he's looking promising. He's certainly closer to source than the Keanu Reeves version from 2005.

                                Looking to find another success to sit alongside Smallville, Arrow and, they hope, Gotham, DC and Warner Bros. put DC go-to comics adapter David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone to work on the pilot script. Empire's pal Neil Marshall - currently making something of a new name for himself in television following Game Of Thrones and Black Sails - is directing, and the signs are good that Constantine will develop beyond the pilot stage into a full series. Shooting is underway right now.