Where you as surprised as I was to see how pitiful and disheveled the Governor looked on last week’s episode? I sure as hell was. What was more interesting was how a child brought him back. Last week’s episode showed us the apocalyptic version of Beauty and the Beast. Yep, just like the fairy tales of old, Megan (Meyrick Murphy) with her innocence still, somewhat intact, reached out and touched the Governor’s heart. But now that his men have returned, will the Governor revert back to the beast or will he keep his promise to Megan? Only time will tell, my little zombie snacks. Meet me after the jump.
Holy flying monkeys at a tea party! Last week’s episode had us reeling with revelations, flashbacks and much more. The Council of Witches is in town with Myrtle (Frances Conroy butting heads with Fiona. Spalding has strange hobbies and stranger playmates. Hank is a scary man and a cheat. Madison was not the runner-up for Supreme witch, but who is? Voodoo goddess Marie Laveau has received an unexpected package. What can I say? Some gifts are never meant to be opened. The war is on with Cordelia being at the right place at the wrong time. I ask this every week; what next? Grab your broom sticks and meet me after the jump.
Here’s some hot news for all you Walking Dead fanatics (that includes me) – AMC has announced that they are working on a sister series to the show that will follow the exploits of other survivors dealing with the same threats Rick and and his group face every day. Here’s an excerpt from today’s pres release:
“Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”
This is hugely exciting news, especially since we can see this awesome world expand in some hopefully pretty unique and innovative directions.
Will you be watching? Let us know in the comment section below!
Hyperion. He is to the Squadron Supreme what Superman is to the Justice League. If we’re being straight here, the Squadron is Marvel’s left-handed version of the JLA, a backdoor way for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to fight the World’s Greatest Superheroes, without two teams of lawyers having screaming matches. So, for all purposes, Hyperion is Superman, and for decades, he and his team, in various versions, have been a thorn in the side of the Avengers. Now, Hyperion comes to “Avengers Assemble,” check out my review, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
World War Z Surprises, Monsters University Scores – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report
It was an absolutely fantastic weekend at the box office, as two new releases performed incredibly well. Here’s what went down.
We’ll get to number one in a minute, but bucking for our tradition, we’re going to celebrate the second place film this week, as the odds were not looking good for World War Z. Massive rewrites and a huge budget had this film all set up to be a failure, but thanks to strong word of mouth, some surprisingly strong reviews, and star Brad Pitt’s willingness to go out and work for the film, World War Z managed to beat the odds and score a more than solid opening weekend gross of $66 million for second place. This exceeded all expectations (including our own), and bodes well for World War Z’s legs over the next few weeks.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
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This weekend sees two films aiming to send Man of Steel flying from the top of the box office. Which one will come out on top? Here are our predictions:
Sure to be a monster in theaters this weekend is Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to 2001′s Monsters, Inc. There’s little question that this will be the movie to beat, thanks to the reliable Pixar brand, the legacy of the original film, and the lack of big time family films since the release of Epic. Look for Monsters University to hit number one this weekend with $80 million.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
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For the last three years during the month of April, Philadelphia comes alive for ten days with science fun for the whole family. The Philadelphia Science Festival incorporates the scientific community to involve the general public with lectures, debates, hands on activities and special exhibitions.
One of these special science activities was held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with the presentation of “The Morgue the Merrier.” With the many programs offered by Laurel Hill, you no longer have to be dead to join in on the fun. What kind of find? Find out more after the jump.
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has been resurrected as a new stage production, Night of the Living Dead Live, that just opened in Toronto.
The first thing you need to know about it is that the staging concept is brilliant: it’s entirely done in black and white. The sets, the costumes, the makeup, the blood… Talk about surreal! You’re sitting in a stage theater but it almost feels like you’re watching an old movie somehow. The creators wanted it to feel just like the original 1968 film. It’s worth seeing just for the novelty of the black and white vision brought to life.
The second thing you need to know about it is that George A. Romero himself wholeheartedly endorses the production. In fact, he will be in attendance at the show on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th and participating in a Q&A session after the 7pm performances. When the legendary genius behind the original movie gets behind the stage adaptation, you know it has to be quality.
The team that is involved in bringing this project to life are no schleps. This ain’t your everyday indy or fringe play. It’s 100% talent. Co-written and directed by one of the writers (and director) of Evil Dead the Musical (Christopher Bond), this could be the next big thing for the undead on stage. The actors are top-notch talent with impeccable performances (they nail every nuance of their characters from the film), and clearly the artistic team deserve huge kudos for their achievement in grey scale. There’s even a “moan zone” where fans from the Toronto Zombie Walk have been enlisted to hang out as sort-of “extras” in the show.
Running until May 19th, Night of the Living Dead Live is something fresh and new for Toronto theater. Act one is authentically the movie put on stage and act two is full of surprises. It’s not so campy as to necessarily alienate the horror fans, but you’d have to be a corpse yourself not to find it hilarious at times.
If you’re a zombie fan, a George A. Romero fan, a Night of the Living Dead fan, or just looking for something really different and fun to do, you should definitely check it out. Book your tickets now here.