If you aren’t a Marvel fanboy then you probably won’t have a clue what M.O.D.O.K means and that doesn’t make you a bad person.
Last week a special preview video was released by Marvel giving us all a sneak peek at their new stop-motion TV series, which charts the trials and tribulations of super villian M.O.D.O.K.,(Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing).
Voiced by the super talented comedian Patton Oswalt the series deals with the daily struggle of this gigantic mechanical powered head as he tries to juggle family life and run an evil company, hell-bent on world domination. The official plot of the series rattles along like so:
After spending years failing to gain control of the world and battling superheroes along the way, M.O.D.O.K., having been removed from his company A.I.M. after it falls into bankruptcy and is sold to the rivaling GRUMBL, begins to deal with his tainting family while facing a mid-life crisis
This is a comedy animation series and a departure from Marvel’s more series content. M.O.D.O.K. is set to be released on Hulu early next year.
There’s only a handful of Game Of Thrones episodes left and as the tension mounts and fans get nervous over the fate of their favourite characters, the comedy band The Merkins have released a fantastic GOT themed parody of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.
Entitled Seven Kingdom Army it has band members dressed as White Walkers belting out a tune which I will probably constantly think about when we finally watch The Knight King and his un-dead horde descend upon Winterfell.
I love the detective drama series Luther but there’s one massive reason this show get’s on my nerves. The wait.
After three years. Three, whole, long years fans and viewers are expected to pick up from where Idris Elba’s protaginist DCI John Luther left off. The first series consisted of six episodes and was broadcast in 2010. Due to it’s high ratings and popularity the BBC commissioned a second series almost immediately, which consisted of only four episodes and was aired in 2011. Following on from this a further four episodes were filmed for series three but the didn’t hit the screens until 2013 and then almost three years later we got series 4 which was a paltry two episode affair. Now here we are three years after the last series aired with just 16 episodes in total over almost a decade. A fucking decade!
Anyway the trailer for series 5 is above. Luther is back solving crime and locking super villians up and some character is returning that we all thought was dead…but none of us can really remember as it’s been that fucking long ago!
Call me Sherlock ”Meth Lab Motor’ Holmes because I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that we hadn’t seen the last of Jesse Pinkman or Walter White in Vince Gilligan’s amazing Albequerqiverse.
Yesterday, in an announcement TV fans didn’t see coming, series creator Vince Gilligan revealed that there will be a Breaking Bad movie and it will focus on the fate of Jesse Pinkman, who we all watched drive off into the sunset with an acute case of post traumatic stress disorder.
Greenbrier will begin production as early as next month and will be a straight sequel to the award-winning crime drama series and will also tie up the fates of a few periphery characters we may have forgotten about, (Badger?). Actor Aaron Paul will reprise his role and there’s even a rumour Bryan Cranston could return in flashback scenes as Walter White, although he has stated he has yet to see the script.
As a long time fan of the original series and spin-off Better Call Saul, (which, in my humble opinion is the superior of the two), I think Gilligan is doing something very special. Stretching an epic story with rich characters across two series and now a movie. His plan, so far, hasn’t suffered from any form of weakness or dilution and it’s exciting to watch a master storyteller create an entire universe these complex, rich and diverse characters inhabit.
No word yet if the movie will be a TV feature only or will get theatrical release.
HBO’s terrifically, gritty and sweary, western drama Deadwood is finally getting a movie and now it seems a dozen key characters will be returning for the big screen production.
Series creator David Milch has written a script and Daniel Minahan has been named as director and production of the Deadwood movie is now officially underway and today’s announcement that a dozen original cast members will be reprising their roles has sent fans of the series into meltdown.
The movie will be set 10 years after the series finale and these characters and more will all be reunited to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood where former rivalries are reignited, as they all face the changes modernity and time have wrought.
No word yet if this will be a TV feature or will be theatrically released but for now a script, director and cast is in place and Deadwood the movie is scheduled for completion next year.
I have yet to watch the first series of Ash Vs Evil Dead, but it is on my list. Ratings and reviews of the American comedy-horror TV show, produced and developed by director Sam Raimi, were solid and extremely positive. Hence why we now have a second season.
The trailer above sees the return of Bruce Campbell as Ash battling the evil dead once more with plenty of claret and the odd perfectly timed one-liner.
Ash Vs Evil Dead season two is set for release this October.
Here’s a TV spot for the forthcoming series Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name which was written and directed by Michael Crichton, (Jurassic Park).
The original movie explored the theme of artificial intelligence with a Western themed amusement park populated by human-like androids for tourists to interact with. The TV series, written by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and produced by JJ Abrams will carry over the same theme which made the movie so successful and stars Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden and Ed Harris who plays the Man In Black, a role made famous in the original movie by Yul Brynner.
Here’s the first official teaser trailer for the forthcoming horror TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead.
It’s understood the series will comprise of 10 half-hour episodes and will star Bruce Campbell as he reprises his iconic role of Deadite hunter Ash Williams. Director Sam Raimi, who helmed the original three Evil Dead movies will produce.
The official plot rattles along like so:
Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.
So David Letterman signed off from The Late Show for the final time last night, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious 33 year career as the greatest chat show host that ever lived. I grew up watching Letterman and even though I’m from the other side of the pond I had a fond appreciation for the man’s laid-back, nonplussed approach to being a chat show host.
Of course the final show was an emotional affair and following his farewell the Foo Fighters, (as requested by the man himself), played a live version of Everlong as viewers were treated to a fantastic montage of Letterman’s time spent entertaining the masses.
This is how you do a proper send-off.
N.B. And how’s this for a gesture. Rival chat show host Conan O’Brien urged all of his viewers to change the channel to watch Letterman’s farewell while he was hosting his own show. Classy.