TV network FXX just bought all the rights to the Simpsons, and to celebrate before the next series airs, is planning to show the entirety of the long running cartoon sitcom, back to back, in what must be the longest and best TV marathon ever.
FXX recently bought the rights to all episodes for just shy of 1 billion USD - at 750 million dollars. But it sounds like it will be putting the much loved show to good use, as every single one of the 552 episodes will be on the channel 24/7 - as well as the movie - for an entire week and a half.
FXX will also launch a digital hub later this year that will allow fans to access any episode, any time online at SimpsonsWorld.com - mirroring a similar effort that was recently canned by South Park. The fun begins at 10am on August 21 and broadcasts constantly until 12am, September 1.
Thanks to our friends at Icon Film Distribution Australia, we have five copies of the big budget disaster epic 'Pompeii' on 3D Blu-ray to giveaway.
Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator, who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning). As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a surge of molten lava and deadly fireballs, Milo must fight his way out of the arena as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
To go into the running to take one Blu-ray copy home, simply correctly answer the following question:
What happened to the ancient city of Pompeii?
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'Pompeii' is available on 3D + 2D Blu-ray combo pack, 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Australian retailers on July 23rd.
Following off the back of news that staple 1980's animated shows such as 'Bananaman' and 'Danger Mouse' are being revived, comes confirmation from creator Mike Young that 'SuperTed' will be receiving similar treatment.
The delightfully irreverent classic series which entertained a generation of children on the ABC network in Australia and BBC1 in the United Kingdom before reaching the attention of Hanna Barbera in the United States followed the adventures of a super powered bear, an astronaut banana and a trope of ridiculous villains.
Creator Mike Young has publicly stated that the reboot won't feature the same characterisations and will be updated for today's sensitivities. "In SuperTed, we had a gun-slinging cowboy, a flamboyantly gay skeleton and a fat guy who had jokes made about his weight. And all these things you just wouldn't do today. But you can still write the show in a funny, entertaining way".
If you have been wondering where South Park has gone since the show left Netflix, the answer is Hulu. A new deal was announced recently by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creative duo behind South Park, which will see the animated hit air on Hulu.
The deal is said to be worth over $80 million and gives Hulu exclusive rights to stream the South Park back catalog with over 240 episodes. Hulu also gets the rights to stream current season episodes right after they air originally on comedy Central.
Parker and Stone will still air 30 selected episodes on their own site and host new episodes there as well. "We love that Hulu has two sources of revenue - advertising and subscriptions - and that they were willing to work with us to make sure that the new stuff was always available to fans," Mr. Stone said.
A new teaser for the latest "Hunger Games" movie was recently released - showing a video broadcast of President Snow, however, it's hacked and the "pirate transmission from District 13," with Beetee proclaiming the Mockingjay lives. The film will be released later this year.
Part 1 is expected to be a platform to help set up most of the action in Part 2, as extending books into multiple movies has become more common in recent years. Although "Mockingjay" is the least bloody book in the series written by Suzanne Collins, it will be curious to see what happens on the big screen.
North Korea is so upset about "The Interview" that an official protest has been filed with the United Stations by government officials. The Seth Rogen and James Franco movie features the two popular actors serving as tabloid journalists eventually tasked with trying to assassinate North Korean president Kim Jong Un.
The real North Korean government wants the U.S. government to stop the film from being released, with a scheduled release date of October 14. Instead of simply ignoring the movie, North Korea is helping indirectly promote the film, even though it won't be released for another three months.
"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war," said Ja Song Nam, North Korea's U.N. Ambassador, in a statement. "The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism."
Many people travel to water parks during the hot summer month to spend time swimming and checking out some water slides. A Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas is set to open the world's tallest water slide this Thursday called the Verruckt.
Verruckt is a German word that means insane, and that is exactly what the world recording holding slide is. Verruckt stands 17-stories tall making it the world's tallest water slide as verified by the Guinness World Records folks as of April.
The slide stands 168 feet tall and riders in rafts will reach speeds of 60 to 70 mph, each of those rafts hold four people. The slide will open this Thursday after a couple delays to the opening for more testing.
All I know about Robert Ludlum and his work is the Bourne series of films. Ludlum passed away, but his written works live on and the characters he created are certain to come to the big screen after the success of the Bourne movie franchise.
The next Ludlum series to get turned into a movie is expected to be The Janson Directive and word on one of the lead characters has now surfaced. Word is the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is being considered to play the lead character in the movie based on the popular book.
The Rock would certainly make the movie more interesting to all of his fans. There is no indication of if the part has officially been offered to Johnson or if he would accept, but considering how popular the Bourne franchise was, Johnson will certainly consider it.
Studio secrecy is no new endeavour in Hollywood, with George Lucas upping the ante with the 'Star Wars' prequels, and J.J. Abrams taking it to new heights with 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'. But with the upcoming and highly anticipated 'Batman V Superman', it seems Warner Bros have gone to a whole new level.
According to the rumour mill which has gone into overdrive in the last 24 hours, Warner boss Charles Roven and Director Zach Snyder commissioned an 'Argo' style fact script for the film to ward off spoilers. Whilst the scriptwriter has been pegged as Writer/ Director and self-confessed DC comics tragic Kevin Smith, the man himself has taken to Twitter to deny the reports.
Meanwhile, sites such as Flickering myth have taken to reviewing the allegedly fake, fake script.
'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' opens in the United States on May 6 2016.
If you follow the Star Wars universe, you know that a new film is in the works that has many of the original cast members back for another film. Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Han Solo in the new film and Ford was injured on the set of the film not too long ago.
Ford suffered a broken leg that required surgery putting him out of the film for a while. Original reports claimed that production on the film wouldn't be delayed because of the scope of the project. However, new reports have surfaced claiming that production will be suspended for 2 weeks.
The good news is that Disney is saying that the film is still on track or a release in December 2015. Ford's leg was injured when a piece of Solo's infamous Millennium Falcon fell on him during filming.