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Stranger Things Trailer Released At SDCC

 

 

(AOTN) A lot of amazing things happened at this past weekend’s SDCC. One of the highlights for so many fans was the Stranger Things panel. The crowd erupted when the newest trailer was shown, and the trailer gave us a really good insight into what’s in store for the the residents of Hawkin’s,Indiana.

The trailer has a total 80s  nostalgia feel. The kid’s play Dragon’s Lair, and dress as Ghostbusters, with a lawn sign for Reagan-Bush, and of course, that Michael Jackson classic, “Thriller,”but it’s not all nostalgia and neon, the Upside Down has returned. The Upside Down seems to be infecting the real world, and poor Will Bower’s is caught in the middle. It looks like Stranger Things season 2 will be more of what fans loved with the first season, with plenty of humor and heart, and some good scares.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on October 27th. Get the Eggo’s ready.

 

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Ready Player One Set For San Diego Comic Con

 

 

 

(AOTN) With San Diego Comic Con only days away the hype is all around. One of the highlights of this years con will be when Warner Bros brings there slate of films to San Diego for a preview of upcoming films including Justice League, Blade Runner 2049, and Ready Player One.

“Ready Player One” will have a panel. During that panel, director Steven Spielberg will present with stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and T.J. Miller. To present the long-awaited “Blade Runner 2049,” actors Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Lennie James and Mackenzie Davis will be on stage with director Denis Villeneuve.

The Warner Bros. presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, with Chris Hardwick moderating.

Ready Player One is a novel written by Ernest Cline (2011). The story, set in a dystopian 2044,  and follows protagonist Wade Watts as he searches for an easter egg in a virtual realty game; the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a valuable fortune in a world torn by an energy crisis.

The movie will be directed by Spielberg, and written for the screen by Ernest Cline and Zak Penn. The movie will star a stellar cast including Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, and T.J. Miller. The movie will be released on March 30th 2018.

 

Below is an amazing fan made trailer inspired by the film. Hopefully setting the mood for what is to come in the new year.

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Charlaine Harris Creator Of True Blood Has Returned With A New Show

(AOTN) Charlaine Harris the  beloved creator of True Blood has returned with a show called Midnight,Texas. True Blood was based on, The Southern Vampire Mysteries, which HBO adapted into a popular television show. Harris has returned to TV, and this time the show will premiere on NBC on  Monday July 24th./Mondays 10/9c.

Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From Niels Arden Oplev, the visionary director of “Mr. Robot,” and based on the hit book series from author Charlaine Harris (“True Blood”), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

The cast includes François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos and Yul Vázquez.

Monica Owusu-Breen serves as writer and executive producer. David Janollari and Director Niels Arden Oplev also executive produce. “Midnight, Texas” is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

Below is the official trailer for the new show.

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Lucky Teen Wins Lottery Twice

 

(PCM) Some people have no luck at all. Some people have all the luck in the world. In a world full of people that wish upon stars for miracles to happen, it is good to hear and read stories about this from time to time. I must warn you if you are easily jealous of other peoples luck, don’t read any further.

Still there ? Okay I will proceed.  Every once in awhile you will read about that 90 year old lady winning the lottery or someone from some small town that you have never heard of winning well you can add  Rosa Dominguez to that list.

Rosa, is seriously one of the luckiest teen’s I have ever read about. Rosa recently won two lotteries in a row. You read that right Rosa won two lotteries back to back the equaled $655,555. The nineteen year old teen from California was heading home from Arizona when she stopped at a gas station in Paso Robles and purchased a few scratch off’s. One of the scratch off tickets, a $5 Power 5’s ticket, turned out to be the top prize of $555,555.

Fresh off her first win, Dominguez bought another scratch off a $5 Lucky Fortune Scratcher, a couple days later at a gas station in Greenfield, a city in Monterey County. Again, the teen scored the top prize for the ticket: $100,000..

Dominguez told the press she plans on buying a car with her lottery winnings. Maybe she should invest in more lottery tickets, and tell me about the horses at the racetrack. Congrats Rosa. You go girl. 🙂

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John Carpenter To Bring Scares To SYFY

(AOTN)  John Carpenter, the celebrated director of horror films including “Halloween,” “The Thing,” and “Escape from New York.” Under the new deal, Carpenter will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner. The announcement was made today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP

 “I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television.  On one hand it’s a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming,” said Carpenter.

UCP and Carpenter are already in development on “Tales for a Halloween Night” for SYFY. Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading.  A search for a writer is underway.

Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing “Nightside,” based on the literary series by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel (“Scream: The TV Series”) attached to write the script. Nightside is the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.

A native of Carthage, NY,Carpenter attended Western Kentucky University and the USC School of Cinema, where he began working on “Dark Star.” His breakthrough film, “Halloween,” spawned several sequels. He further cemented his reputation as a master of the genre with hits including “Escape From New York,” “The Thing,” “They Live,” and “Big Trouble in Little China.”  On the small screen, Carpenter directed the mini-series “Elvis,” and Showtime’s horror trilogy “John Carpenter Presents Body Bags” as well as two episodes of STARZ “Masters of Horror.”     On Halloween 2014, Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first album of non-soundtrack material which achieved numerous international milestones and affirmed Carpenter’s lasting influence on genre score work. Lost Themes II was released with much fanfare, April of 2016, kicking off a twenty-nine city international tour around the world.

Sandy King has produced major theatrical hits including “They Live” and “John Carpenter’s Vampires.” For television she produced “John Carpenter’s Body Bags.” She continues to expand her comic book universe by both creating and writing the award-winning “Asylum” series. King also created, edited and writes stories for “Tales for a Halloween Night” along with Carpenter.

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OKJA REVIEW

(AOTN) The movie Okja delivers a solid cast and heartwarming story. The movie was released by Netflix on June 28, 2017, and competed in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or. The film may not have  won the Palme d’Or award, but will win over fan’s hearts and that’s what matters.

Okja was directed by Bong Joon-ho who also directed The Host(2006) and Snowpiercer (2013). Bong Joon-ho was the perfect director for this story which he co-wrote with Welsh author Jon Ronson. Bong Joon-ho has statedthat Okja “a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before.” Just like his statement the director did an amazing job in telling a story about Okja,  and also making the audience feel what the little girl ( Ahn Seo-hyun) felt for her friend Okja.

The story starts out in the year 2007 when Lucy Mirando becomes CEO of the Mirando Corporation, succeeding her crazy Grandfather and twin sister.  Lucy tells the world that she has been branding a special kind of super pig. Twenty-six of the best super pigs will be sent to locations all around the world, and ten years later the winner will be announced.

Ten years later we find ourselves in the South Korean countryside with a young girl named Mija, her old Granfather, and her friend the super pig Okja. We watch the friendship between Okja and Mija as they play around in the forest and live a happy life. In the back of your mind though you know something bad is bound to happen and that happens when they are visited by Mirando spokesperson and zoologist Dr. Johnny Wilcox, who declares Okja the best super pig. Due to a language barrier that is clear to viewer, but not to Mija, Dr. Wilcox tells the family that he will be taking the pig to New York so he can reward the pig.

The Grandfather distracts Mija by taking her into the forest to visit her dead parents grave site. While in the forest the Granfather tells Mija the truth of where Okja is really going. Mija freaks out and travels to Seoul to stop Okja from being taken away. While Okja is being brought to the airport to be transported to New York the convey is attacked by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).

In all the chaos that happens while freeing Okja, ALF befriends Mija as they run around crazy on the streets of Seoul. ALF loads Okja and Mija on a truck and they tell Mija that the truth of the rescue is to put a little black box under Okja’s ear to record the wrong doing’s of the Mirando Corporation and expose them to the public. Mija tells to return her and Okja to the mountains but their translator, K, deliberately lies causing the group to believe Mija went along with their plan. They abandon her and Okja to be recaptured.

Footage of Okja and Mija running through the streets of Seoul has gone viral.  Lucy to try and control public opinion pays for Mija to come to New York to be reunited onstage with her pig. Okja is taken to a lab and is tortured by a drunken Dr. Wilcox. Mija arrives in New York and meets up with Jay one of the members of ALF. Jay tells Mija that ALF has a plan to rescue Okja and not to worry.

Mija and Okja are reunited in New York during a parade hosted by the Mirando Corporation. Okja has been drugged and not herself and looks as if she will attack Mija. More chaos ensues and ALF releasesvideo of Okja being mistreated at the lab. The public turn on Lucy and Dr. Wilcox who are in stage. More chaos ensues on the streets of New York. Nancy immediately returns to takes the Mirando Corporation back over and she is just as batty as her sister. Nancy recaptures Okja and has members of ALF arrested in a brutal fashion.

Jay and K members of ALF take Mija to a slaughterhouse where Okja is being held. Mija finds Okja just before she is about to be slaughtered and bribes crazy Nancy from killing Okja. Mija bribes Nancy with a golden pig that her Grandfather had given to her the day he revealed of what would happen to Mija. Okja and Mija are allowed to return home. Mija and Okja rescue a baby pig as they leave the slaughterhouse. In the final moments we get to see Mija, the Granfather, Okja, and the baby pig back to living the simple happy life.

Overall a great and fun film. Very heartbreaking at some points and warm. Tilda Swinton does an amazing job at playing two crazy sisters with two distinct personalities. Paul Dano does a good job as Jay the leader of ALF. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Dr. Wilcox, the performance is over the top and annoying at points, but adds more heat the the character. Steven Yeun plays K, thats right Glen from Walking Dead is in this movie and he delivers a solid performance. Ahn Seo-hyun is the bright star in this picture and her performance as Mija will leave an impression on your heart. Check out this film it will entertain you to no end.

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IMDboat SETS SAIL FOR COMIC-CON WITH HOST KEVIN SMITH

(AOTN)  IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today announced that for the second year in a row, writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith will host original celebrity video interviews, the IMDboat party, a 90-minute live show, IMDb LIVE At San Diego Comic-Con, Presented by XFINITY and other exclusive convention coverage aboard the IMDboat (#IMDboat) at San Diego Comic-Con® International 2017.

Celebrities who are scheduled to appear on The IMDboat at Comic-Con 2017 include the following: Stan Lee, Seth Rogen and the casts of Arrow, Doctor Who, The Flash, Vikings, The Walking Dead and more.

IMDb’s expanded Comic-Con 2017 presence includes the following: the addition of a massive LED screen located on the back of IMDboat so that fans on the street can watch live as Kevin Smith interviews leading celebrities; IMDb street teams who will will give away swag bags to fans at Comic-Con; and expanded off-boat editorial coverage such as breaking news from the Convention Center floor, trending stories and daily recaps.

“For the second year in a row, IMDb will create unique, multi-platform Comic-Con coverage that celebrates, chronicles and broadcasts the action from the world’s biggest celebration of fandom,” said Rob Grady, IMDb’s COO. “IMDboat is a floating video set for interviews and coverage, a hub for exclusive fan experiences and sponsor activations, an oasis for talent and an industry meeting and networking space. Our goal is to create unique experiences that make IMDb an even more engaging daily destination while empowering hundreds of millions of IMDb customers all over the world to virtually attend Comic-Con.”

About IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con

IMDboat, which is accessible by invitation only, will serve as a gateway to top entertainment brands and properties including Comcast’s XFINITY, Activision’s Call of Duty WWII, STX’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and LEGO Star Wars by creating a must stop destination for talent, industry VIPs and fans. The boat will be docked at Fifth Avenue Landing, immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center, and opens to invited guests on Thursday, July 20.

Events on and around the IMDboat at Comic-Con include:

· From Thursday through Saturday (July 20-22), IMDb will produce original video coverage on the open-air top deck, including Kevin Smith’s interviews with the casts of Arrow, Doctor Who, The Flash, Vikings, The Walking Dead and more.

· On Thursday (July 20) from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in room 6A in the San Diego Convention Center, Kevin Smith will moderate IMDb’s first-ever Comic-Con panel, “Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem Panel, Presented by comiXology and IMDb.” Kevin will be joined by a panel of pop culture expert contestants (including: Fatman on Batman’s Marc Bernardin; Julie and Shawna Benson, writers of The CW’s The 100; and DC Comics’ Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) who will play a competitive round of comic book movie trivia. Col Needham, IMDb founder and CEO, and comiXology CEO David Steinberger will judge the panel, awarding points based on the creativity of the answers.

· The second-annual IMDboat Party, Presented by XFINITY will take place on Friday, July 21, from 7:30 PM to 11 PM. Special guests include: Kevin Smith; notable celebrities; industry influencers; IMDb, Amazon Studios, XFINITY, Activision, LEGO, STX, Twitch, Twitter and SModCo executives; and more. This is an invitation-only event.

· From Thursday through Saturday (July 20-22), select fans who post photos to their social media accounts using the hashtag #IMDboat will have the opportunity to come aboard and enjoy the first deck of the IMDboat as space permits from 2 PM to 4 PM. Information about how to access the IMDboat will be provided by IMDb street teams as they distribute swag bags and interact with fans. In addition, for the first time, convention goers will be able to watch Kevin Smith’s celebrity interviews and other IMDb Comic-Con coverage on a massive LED screen mounted to the IMDboat (facing the Convention Center).

· On Saturday, July 22, beginning at 3:30 PM Pacific time, Kevin Smith will host IMDb LIVE At San Diego Comic-Con, Presented by XFINITY, a 90-minute live-streaming show broadcast on IMDb, Twitch.tv and Twitter. The show will feature Kevin Smith’s wrap-up

analysis of the convention along with conversations with special celebrity guests. Scheduled guests include Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Elijah Wood and more.

· The XFINITY Call of Duty WWII Lounge: From Thurdsay thorugh Saturday (July 20-22), fans and industry VIPs on the first deck aboard the IMDboat can relax and unwind in The XFINITY Call of Duty WWII Lounge which will offer fans early (beta) access to play the new Call of Duty WWII before it hits stores and other special experiences.

To follow IMDb’s exclusive Comic-Con coverage throughout the convention, which includes breaking news, expert analysis, original celebrity interviews, trending information, a 90-minute live show, field pieces shot around the convention (featuring fans, cosplay and top stories of the day), daily Comic-Con recaps, and more, visit http://www.imdb.com/comic-con, follow #IMDboat on Twitter or visit IMDb’s official Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/imdb) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/imdb/) accounts. Coverage will be accessible by IMDb’s more than 250 million unique monthly visitors worldwide via IMDb’s website, mobile apps and social media accounts (including Snapchat and You Tube).

To watch video highlights of IMDb’s original celebrity interviews aboard the The IMDboat at Comic-Con 2016, go to: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5831312/videoplayer/vi2319562521.

We are super excited to bring you in-depth coverage of this years IMDB Boat. Stay tuned.

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Bill Finger The Mystery Man Behind Batman

(PCM) Batman is a word that just about everyone you ask knows a little something about. Batman has been a cultural phenomenon for a very longtime. The character and his logo can be seen on just about everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to toothbrushes. Batman is a brand all in itself, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that the creation of Batman has been shrouded in mystery every since his creation.

The fictional character was first published in 1939 by National Comics Publications which would overtime turn into DC Comics. Mainly due to the financial success of Superman the company waned more superheroes for its publication. In response to the need for more heroes creator Bob Kane and his friend Bill Finger created the Batman. But what a lot of people failed to realize is that the creation of Batman was a team effort and that Bob Kane took most of the credit for the creation of the beloved superhero.

Bob Kane’s name has appeared solo as the creator of Batman since the beginning. Bob Kane gained fame and fortune over the creation of Batman and denied for years and years about just how much influence his friend Bill Finger had in the creation process of Batman. Bill Finger never had the fame or fortune that his friend had. The fact is Bill Finger died alone and penniless in New York City in 1974.

Bill Finger can be credited for many of Batman’s features including his cowl instead of the domino mask that Bob Kane originally wanted to do in his drawing’s. Finger also added a a cape instead of stiff wings which again Kane wanted to include. Finger wrote both the initial script for Batman’s debut in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) and the character’s second appearance, while Kane provided art. Batman proved a breakout hit, and Finger went on to write many of the early Batman stories, including making major contributions to the Joker. Finger decided to have Robin’s ( Batman’s sidekick) parents circus performers murdered while performing their trapeze act, Finger mentioned in interviews later.

How all this could have happened is a mystery. Two men created one of the most beloved characters in American history and only one man took the credit. A lot of what happened could be attributed to the way Bob Kane negotiated the contract back when Batman was first published. Bob Kane has went on record in later years and stated that Bill Finger was responsible for about 60 to 75 percent of the creation of the character.

Through a long and overdue process Bill Finger’s family eventually got to see his name alongside Bob Kane’s, but the journey was long and overdue. For a better understanding of the mystery behind the creation of Batman please be sure to check out the movie Batman and Bill. The trailer is below.

 

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Sony Reveals The Trailer For Stephen King Adaptation “The Dark Tower”

(AOTN) Sony Pictures has released the official trailer for Stephen Kings ” The Dark Tower.” King fans have been waiting for this film for many years. The Dark Tower follows the story of  The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain,  who roams around an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black.  Roland is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Idris Elba will star as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey will star as his arch enemy the Man in Black. The movie is directed by Nikolaj Arcel ( The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 2009) and it slated for release on August 4, 2017!

About the film: 
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Check out the trailer below:

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