We’ve mentioned it a few times before, but unfortunately we have to say it again – there’s still an American live action movie adaptation of Death Note happening over at Netflix. We don’t know why it’s happening, but maybe the god’s have decided that we’ve had it too good all this time.
We’re forced to bring it up again because earlier today the streaming giant tweeted out the first teaser for the film, and it’s pretty much exactly what we expected. So we’re telling you about it. There, job done.
To say we’re excited about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 would be an understatement. MST3K was a part of all of our childhoods here at Nerd & Tie, and the thought that we’ll get to see new episodes is sort of amazing. Brought back via a Kickstarter, the revived show’s cast features Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, Rebecca Hanson, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt. Netflix opted to pick up the series, and now they’ve put out a trailer for it.
We don’t get a lot of jokes in this, but they set up the premise of how Jonah ends up trapped on the station. No idea if they’ll explain why Crow and Servo are back (as they were last seen on Earth with Mike), but I’m betting they’ll just roll past that. I mean, it’s MST3K — the theme song even tells you to “repeat to yourself It’s just a show, I should really just relax.”
The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.
The return of iZombie to The CW has seemingly been taking forever, with the show’s second season ending all the way back in April of 2016. But with the third season’s premiere date coming up pretty soon, the advertising has been kicking into gear.
And now we have an extended trailer for the season.
There’s not a lot that’s surprising here for people who have watched the show (and it includes part of a scene that happens literally minutes after the season 2 finale). The show’s dark, quirky humor is on full display, along with a tease to the season’s larger arc. Frankly, this show’s return can’t come soon enough.
If you’re wondering what a broadcast network version of True Blood would have probably looked like, look no further than NBC’s Midnight, Texas. It’s based off a different Charlaine Harris novel, but because of the shared author, the similarities are pretty clear.
Midnight, Texas is about a fictional small town full of secrets, and by “secrets” I mean vampires, were-creatures, witches, and other assorted supernatural folk. Apparently, according to the trailer at least, some sort of evil or darkness is also drawn to the town (who’d’ve thunk it), and there’s going to be some great big battle.
So, y’know, it’s just your regular small town drama. Like Northern Exposure or Ballykissangel.
Honestly, the show looks like it could be fun. I mean sure, there seems to be a lot of fog machine use, and no one sounds like they actually live in Texas, but I’m always up for a grand battle of good versus evil. Or at least “good and less evil versus evil.” Vampires always make this stuff complicated.
Midnight, Texas premieres Tuesday, July 25th on NBC.
The new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight landed yesterday, focusing on Isabela Moner’s character Izabella. Izabella is a young girl who has been apparently spending a lot of her time in a junkyard with robots — I mean, that’s what I got out of the trailer at least.
Honestly, I think someone must have pointed out to Michael Bay that the Star Wars franchise has been doing really well with women in lead action roles, and as an attempt to market to young girls this is his “close enough.” I mean, she could be a great character if handled well, but I’m not sure how much I actually trust Michael Bay to do it.
I guess we’ll find out when Transformers: The Last Knight comes out June 23, 2017.
Supernatural horror flick Voice from the Stone, Eric D. Howell’s adaptation the Italian film La Voce Della Pietra, stars Emilia Clarke as a nurse brought to a castle to try and get a young boy who suffered a trauma to speak again. Let’s just say things don’t go super well for her, and thanks to USA Today we now have the first trailer.
The film looks dark, moody, and just the sort of thing to give you nightmares about hedges covered in fog. I mean, besides the ones you’re already having. Wait, is that just me? I guess if it was, y’all can join me now.
Voice from the Stone comes to theaters and video on demand April 28th.
Okay, so the new red band trailer for Life only really has a moderate amount of screaming, but that’s only if you don’t include my screaming during the disturbing finger breaking shot. Oh yeah, it has a disturbing finger breaking shot.
Life is, of course, about a group of astronauts who discover alien life, and then promptly wish they hadn’t found it. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds, and looks like some pretty solid science fiction horror.
Oh, and apparently the trailer uses some B-Roll originally shot for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. That part’s funny, whether it ends up in the movie or not.
Last night the BBC dropped a new trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, and I’m pretty sure it elicited the exact reaction in us they were hoping for. I mean, when you’ve been watching a show since you were a small child, it’s always hard not to get excited about new episodes.
The trailer doesn’t tell us much we didn’t already know. It confirms Missy will be back in some form this season, and there are a few glimpses of the original ’60s Cybermen too. All and all, it’s the trailer we expect for Capaldi’s final run as The Doctor… but that’s pretty much all we needed.
A new trailer came out for Wonder Woman this weekend, and it focuses on her origin and the Amazons. Thankfully, rather than providing answers, it instead asks questions. Like why can’t Diana know where she came from?
Wonder Woman is probably one of the films we’re most anticipating this year, as many of us are hoping it will be the film that rights the DCEU ship. Frankly this is going to be the first time that Wonder Woman gets a solo film in the character’s over three quarters of a century history, so it’s important no matter what. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it looks.
Disaster films can be good fun, and Geostorm looks like it might be a decent one. Directed by Dean Devlin and starring Gerard Butler, the film is set in the near future. Butler’s character needs to travel to space to repair some sort of Macguffin which controls the weather, while all hell breaks loose all over Earth.
So yeah — fun stuff.
This is actually Dean Devlin’s film directorial debut, though he’s no stranger to disaster films (having been a producer on movies like Independence Day). Hopefully this thing will be solid.
Geostorm comes out October 20, 2017.
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