AMC to Create Talking Dead Pop Culture Spinoff Show Featuring Chris Hardwick

AMC has good news for pop culture fans who like watching shows about people talking about watching shows! The network is aware of the tremendous popularity of Chris Hardwick’s Talking Dead, a show that reflects on individual episodes of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, and it plans to expand the format to all of pop culture.

Variety reports that AMC plans to expand the series so that it can run episodes of the hour long show on Sunday nights at 11:00pm even when everyone’s favorite zombie show is off the air. Entitled simply, Talking, the show will feature pop culture guests who are not necessarily related to The Walking Dead universe. The plan is to air Talking Dead when a Walking Dead show is running new episodes, and to air Talking when there are no new Walking Dead episodes airing. read more

New Trailer Drops for “Alien: Covenant”

One of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2017 gets a full trailer release and said trailer is two minutes and thirty-six seconds of face-hugging/Xenomorph glory. Starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, James Franco, Danny McBride and a slew of other recognizable names, Alien: Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott (his third of the series) and is a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus which is in turn a prequel to the original Alien series.

Ridley, who directed the original 1979 Alien told Flickering Myth back in January that he “wanted to go back and really explore the origins of the xenomorphs”, adding that, “We did Prometheus – that heaved it off the ground, and Covenant is a follow-through to Prometheus. We now know who created this, and why, and the next one’s a joining up of the storyline.” read more

Bates Motel – Season 5, Episode 2: “The Convergence of the Twain” Review

To quote the esteemed Chick Hogan in the final line of this week’s episode of Bates Motel, “Holy shit.”  We are pulled deeper into how the world of Norman Bates – and the greater White Pine Bay area – has been functioning since the untimely demise of everyone’s favorite mother.

Norman’s interactions with those outside of the home begin with a determined confidence. He boastfully visits an incarcerated Romero to flaunt that he’s alive and well.  And despite additional threats from his stepfather, Norman manages to maintain those fluttering blinks that sweep the bridge between his sanity and psychosis.  When he conveniently bumps into Madeleine at the coffee shop across from her hardware store, Norman appears to be engaged behind his semi-paralyzed grin.  He declines Madeleine’s offer to set him up on a date but bounces back once he learns it will be a double date (or a ménage à trois?).  Norman exhibits a never-before-seen machismo when he meets Madeleine’s husband Sam Loomis when they both immediately recognize each other in their roles as Hourly-Rate Room #1 Guest and Motel Desk Clerk.  Norman maintains his bobblehead superiority even when Sam threatens to kick his butt if his wife learns about last week’s afternoon delight. read more

New Red Band Trailer Released for The Belko Experiment

A new teaser dropped today for the James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment.  The film is directed by Greg McLean and features Sean Gunn, John C. McGinley and Michael Rooker. For many who suffer through corporate America every day, the survival of the fittest concept is all too real, and The Belko Experiment looks to take that to another, much darker level.

Some may describe this latest trailer as mind blowing, however, it shows the more graphic and violent side of the film. Will it be a splatter fest or a well thought out dark comedy? While the premise of the highly-anticipated horror flick sounds like The Purge meets Office Space, fans will be the judge on whether or not the film is able pull off the perfect amount of humor and terror. read more

Vera Farmiga Cast as Millie Bobby Brown’s Mother in Godzilla: King of Monsters

The news surrounding the production of Godzilla: King of Monsters keeps getting better and better for horror fans. First, we learned that Michael Dougherty (the writer/director of Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus) would be co-writing (along with collaborator Zach Shields) and directing the project. Then we learned that Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown was cast in the film, hot off her tremendous success with the popular Netflix project. Today, The Hollywood Reporter, um, reports that Vera Farmiga will be playing Brown’s mother in the film! read more

Final Trailer Released for Kong: Skull Island

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the final trailer for Kong: Skull Island. The lengthy clip, entitled “Rise of the King” dials back on some of the humor found in the previous trailer and ramps up the frequency and intensity of the giant monster battles that will be on display in the feature film. Check out the full trailer below:

While John C. Reilly provided all of the comic relief in the previous trailer, Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston step up to the plate and add to some of Reilly’s signature awkward humor in this clip. This final trailer proves that even though the film will have a light side to it, it will also be chock full of interesting monsters for Kong to battle. read more

Ryan Murphy Provides More Details on American Horror Story “US Election” Season

Rest in Peace: Aliens Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Bill Paxton, the prolific and versatile actor of Aliens, Titanic, Tombstone, Twister, Predator 2, The Terminator, True Lies, and many other projects, has passed away due to complications related to a recent surgical procedure.

Born on May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, Bill Paxton rose to Hollywood stardom in the mid eighties after small roles in films like Stripes. He has the distinct credit of being the only actor to be killed by both a Predator and an Alien from the two hit Fox franchises. Paxton’s Private Hudson in Aliens is known to have some of the most quotable lines in all of the franchise, including the classic, “Game over, man. Game over!” read more

Get Out Dominates Oscar Weekend Box Office With First Place Finish

Get Out, the directorial debut by Jordan Peele, crushed the competition at the box office over the Oscar weekend, bringing in an estimated $30.9 million dollars.

For a film that started with a bit of skepticism from fans due to the director’s background in comedy, Get Out succeded on every level this weekend. Not only did it debut at number one, the film currently holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes with 134 positive reviews.  It also earned a A- Cinemascore from viewers of the film, which, accordind to deadline, is almost unheard of for a horror film, as horror films, “Typically (these movies) are lucky to earn a B or B+, and that’s considered awesome, but Get Out is in rare air alongside The Conjuring 1 and 2 which both received A- grades.” read more

Jordan Peele’s Successful Horror Debut: Get Out Movie Review

Fans are often skeptical when their favorite artist attempts to experiment in a new genre.  Jordan Peele has always been known for comedy, specifically Comedy Central’s Key and Peele sketch comedy show.  The success of Key and Peele is primarily attributed to a brand of comedy that skewers social and cultural conventions (like all great sketch comedy does) and is willing to “cross the line” to make a joke and, more importantly, when it comes to satire, make a point. Although Peele’s directorial debut happens to come from the world of horror and not comedy, Get Out is an impressive and successful first film from the director, that is able to scare audiences while also delivering bitting social commentary about the perception of race in America. read more