Making Comedy on a Budget Pays Off for Studios, Networks — Variety

There’s no sure bet in any film or TV genre, but whenever the big-budget action films or franchise dramas stumble, it’s always comedy that comes to the rescue. Whether it’s “Sausage Party” on the big screen or the recently renewed “Atlanta” and “Better Things” on FX, comedy can be a reliable performer with high returns……

via Making Comedy on a Budget Pays Off for Studios, Networks — Variety

Westworld- Episode 1 thoughts

We have a 3D printer rendition of a Terminator head sitting in the foyer of my work place. I couldn’t help but think of it as I watched this show. If we are ever to complete the complexities of virtual reality and make it an ACTUAL reality, some of the technical aspects of this show will help make this happen.

I must admit, beyond a vague concept I really had no idea what this show was about. I knew I enjoyed the work of Ed Harris (the Man in black), Anthony Hopkins(Dr. Robert Ford…and GodJ), Jeffery Wright(Bernard Lowe) and Thandie Newton(Maeve Millay) in the past but thought the cast was bit eclectic.

It is a show you should probably watch while giving it your complete focus. There’s a lot of moving parts and you WILL miss something if you aren’t paying close attention.

The acting is on par with the respected actors playing the parts though I never noticed any real stand outs in the first episode. The scope of the show concept in itself is immense and I can probably see it being compared favorably to GOT years down the road if it makes it that far. The writing is brilliant and the techno speak in kept to a medium for those not eager to sift through it.

The ending gave a nice hook to entice you into the next episode. Rebellion starts with a single act. A single glitch……A single..swat. Looking forward to episode 2.

Johnny Depp Will Star in the Fantastic Beasts Sequel — TIME

Johnny Depp is joining the wizarding world. The actor has been cast in the sequel to the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, EW has learned. Depp, whose role is being kept under lock and key for now, also makes a brief cameo in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Fantastic…

via Johnny Depp Will Star in the Fantastic Beasts Sequel — TIME

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Netflix released art and the premier dates for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

The series is based on Douglas Adams’ (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) wildly successful comic novels and is set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective Dirk Gently.

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The series is written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle, Bright), executive produced by Robert Cooper (Stargate) and stars Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful, Endeavour), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman, Weeds). The series is also produced by David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Rick Jacobs (Wynona Earp) for Circle of Confusion, David Ozer and Ted Adams for IDW Entertainment and Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah for Ideate Media.

All 8 episodes will launch in all Netflix territories outside the US on December 11, 2016.

Source: Netflix,  Environics Communications

 

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Welcome back boys and girls or what every you call yourself. The time around Scott and I run down a monkey. No wait no monkey was hurt in the recording of this podcast.

 

Scott and I talk about Marvel Netflix shows showing up in Infinity Wars, Valiant working hard to get a Harbinger movie out. What director would be a good replacement for the next Deadpool film. No George Lucas not being involved in the next Indiana Jones movie. Jessica Jones hiring all female directors for season two. The Parents Television council not happy with The Walking Dead. Scott talkes about two movies, Independence Day and Tarzan. Also Scott and I talk about the RiRi Williams cover done by J Scott Campbell. DC kicking Marvels in sales. Plus so much more news that it will give your the runs.

 

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