Falling Skies Get Picked Up For A Fourth Season

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TNT has renewed the DreamWorks Television series for a fourth season. The the epic drama produced by executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Noah Wyle. The series follows the Mason family and their day to day struggle to survive after a alien invasion of earth. The show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunninghamand Sarah Carter.

The show has a respectful viewing audience of around 5.8 million for TNT and has showed strong numbers since it debut in 2011. A season is only 10 episode long but that helps create strong stories with out having to have those fill in episodes that some show suffer from.

The plans is to launch the 10 episode season 4 in 2014.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Official Trailer #2 (HD)

On September 27 Sony Pictures will be releasing a sequel to the 2009 hit, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 will have the voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Kristen Schaal, and James Caan. The first movie grossed around 243 million globally. The first one was a fun watch and here’s hoping that the second one will have that same fun.

Source: YouTube, Deadline Hollywood

Watch Orlando Bloom Have Fun After Wrapping Up On The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has released a funny video of Orlando Bloom singing along to a old viral video made up from the phrase “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard.” You can see that everyone was having a great time.

Source: YouTube, Blastr

Movie Mondays: Payload

Payload is a interesting film about a family struggle to survive in a dystopian future. I found this short interesting and worth a look if a more story base sci fi movie instead of the regular shoot-em up action ones. Shot in Melbourne, Bendigo and on – quite literally on – Lake Eppalock. The movie written and directed by Stuart Willis and produced by Thomas Bicknell. The short also has won numerous film awards. You can get more information on their website. So sit back and show some love to this short.

http://www.payloadfilm.com/

WILD BLUE YONDER

wildblue1aLike Half Past Danger, Wild Blue Yonder goes back in time to try and capture the days of the movie serial adventure and they do. The story by Mike Raicht, Zach Howard and Austin Harrison takes place in a world dying from radiation and pollution. To survive the population built giant flying aircraft’s but only for a few of the chosen few. The rest of population work in mines below supplying energy for those in the skies. But all is not perfect in the skies above and those that live there fight brutal wars to survive and only the fittest survive.

The idea of people living in the sky is not a original idea. I have seen a few Japanese anime movies that use the same premise. There is a blend of different concepts here, steam punk, The Rocketeer, WW2 and sci fi, and it works. Mike Raicht, Zach Howard and Austin Harrison have crafted a interesting story and the first book speeds along like a Indiana Jones film, Your main charcters are introduce quickly, Cola the female hot shot pilot and her newly re crewed gunner Tug and then BAM,  the action starts.

The art work by Zach Howard is great and detailed. There is a heavy emphasis on color brown in this book but it gives it a feel of a old pulp fiction book with a hint of red here and there. The full page panels on pages 12 and 13 shows great action with planes fighting and jet pack combatants  going to town on each other.

I could go into deeper detail of the story but then you don’t need to read the book and I think you should pick this one up. So in short my fellow Poppers I give Wild Blue Yonder 4 fighter planes out of 5.

Oh on a side note, Wild Blue Yonder #1 however sold out before it hit the shelves, all  12,327 printed copies pre-allocated and a great launch for the title as reported on Bleeding Cool site. I also have to mention that Like Half Past Danger is going to it second printing.

Remember comics are to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

LLAP/POBS

REBOOTING TERMINATOR

The-Terminator-terminator-24509187-1920-1080_0Well guess what, the brains in Hollywood have decided to reboot another franchise because it takes less time to reboot a movie than think of anything new. Report on The Nerdist, Paramount Pictures, in association with Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions will start production of a proposed trilogy of movies.

Of course this new movie will not have an Arnie in them, well that is my guess. The movies will have nothing to do with the Arnie Terminator movies. No cast or crew has been announced for what has been reported a 2015 release date.

I am sure they hope that the movie going public will again just give their money away with the 18-25 male audience being the bigger spenders. Since the original Terminator movie the video game business has become huge and the movie will contain much more violence so they can keep the attention of the new younger audience.

Source: The Nerdist