Surprising few, Netflix has renewed 80s throwback series Stranger Things for a second season; its first season debuted last month and has been the talk of the web.
The adventure continues. Stranger Things 2 is coming 2017.pic.twitter.com/G3Za8pQwku— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) August 31, 2016
The horror show's sophomore season will feature nine episodes as opposed to the previous eight, and will again be written by the Duffer brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The new episode titles can be seen in the video above.
Suicide Squad has been hit with a slew of negative reviews, and personally, I just didn't like the movie - that hasn't had any effect on box office numbers, with Suicide Squad passing over $500 million worldwide.
As of August 18, the movie has pulled in $509 million - just 13 days after its debut. Deadpool took around the same amount of time to hit the $500 million mark, but I don't think Suicide Squad will have the same legs as Deadpool. Suicide Squad is the highest-grossing August film in US history, taking the previous record-holder down - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Suicide Squad is doing well overseas, pulling in $271 million overseas while in the US it has made $238 million. Check out our review on Suicide Squad right here.
While Stranger Things fans are freaking out of Netflix downtime, HBO fans are going to explode in tears with the news that Game of Thrones will be ending in 2018.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO boss Casey Bloys said that the 8th season of Game of Thrones will be the last. During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Blows said that the Game of Thrones showrunners had planned for 8 seasons, and was happy to reach the end without continuing it past the agreed upon 8 seasons.
There will be two shortened seasons released in 2017 and 2018, with 13 episodes in total - but we don't know how many episodes will make it into season 8. Bloys said that HBO isn't against a spinoff of Game of Thrones, teasing: "It's something I'm not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively". I think with the success of Better Call Saul after Breaking Bad ended, HBO could continue its run with a Game of Thrones spinoff - what do you think?
Stranger Things is one of the best TV shows of the last couple of years, with the Netflix exclusive set in the 80s with a constant reminder of Steven Spielberg movies - and it has some rabid fans already with my wife and myself, as well as my of my friends across the world in love with it.
Well, Netflix had an outage recently and it interrupted people during their binge on Stranger Things - with them taking their rage out to an 11/10 on Twitter. Netflix ANZ (Australian and New Zealand) social media team was on point, tweeting out to @amy_stevenson5 who said she was "having mom jeans withdrawals" that here is "a little something to keep you going. Be Strong. Be strong like Barb" - with Barb being an integral part of Stranger Things' storyline.
Some fans were completely broken, and it's understandable - Stranger Things is fantastic.
Disney has made some changes to its release schedule, something I like to think is in retaliation to the teases of Justice League - even while Zack Snyder might not have the same grip on Justice League as Patty Jenkins does with Wonder Woman, which looks phenomenal, by the way.
The changes to Disney's revised schedule sees Avengers: Infinity War as a single movie, instead of the planned two-part series that would've been Infinity War - Part 1, and Infinity War - Part 2. The Wrap reports that there's now a new movie known as "Untitled Avengers", but now it makes the new Marvel movies much more interesting to think about.
The Russo Brothers are behind Avengers: Infinity War, the same directors who handled Captain America: Civil War - but the now scrapped second Infinity War movie will be rolled into something else. Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for May 4, 2018 while the new Untitled Avengers movie will be released on May 3, 2019.
This year's San Diego Comic-Con has been huge, with some massive movie trailer reveals - including Justice League and Wonder Woman. Plenty of TV shows are also teasing trailers at SDCC, so we've collected a bunch of the best trailers for your viewing pleasure.
Starting off with the follow up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the larger movie, Justice League.
Zack Snyder is back - and while I loved Man of Steel, I didn't like Batman v Superman so much, so I have very mixed feelings with Snyder taking on Justice League after the mess of BvS - but, in saying that, the trailer looks good.
Gal Gadot killed in it Batman v Superman as Wonder Woman, and now she leads the first-ever woman-led superhero movie.
Wonder Woman has Patty Jenkins directing, and it looks beyond impressive. I've been excited for Wonder Woman since they announced her solo movie, but this trailer has completely cemented my feelings. I had goosebumps throughout, and when her theme music started, my entire upper half of my body was tingling. It looks great!
AMC debuted the trailer for the 7th season of The Walking Dead during San Diego Comic-Con, and boy does it look good.
The Walking Dead S7 will see the introduction of King Ezekiel, who is played by Khary Payton - with most of the trailer focusing on the scary new character, Negan. Negan is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan of everything fame - for me, he was the father of the Winchester's in Supernatural.
In the S6 finale, Negan killed someone with his handy weapon and companion, but we don't know who - as it was done in not-so-traditional The Walking Dead fashion. The reveal of who died in the S6 finale will be revealed in the S7 premiere, according to Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes in the show. Lincoln said during The Walking Dead panel at SDCC: "It's a really shitty start to the season".
The Walking Sead S7 will premiere on 10/23 on AMC.
I still remember The Blair Witch Project, watching it when I was a teenager in the world of Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and all of the rebirth of horror movies at the time - but it was The Blair Witch Project that had a profound effect on me. It is the movie that started viral marketing, and it worked incredibly well - just not so much for its sequel.
Well, the Blair Witch is coming back with a sequel to the original, and not the mess that was Book of Shadows. Lionsgate commited to the new Blair Witch early, marketing the movie as 'The Woods' so that people wouldn't know it was Blair Witch, and whether they would see if it was after watching the movie. Once the screenings began, it was hard to keep that secret.
Blair Witch uses "advances in camera technology and selfie culture, there are many more cameras involved than the three angles Heather, Josh and Mike offered. There's plenty of coverage, and more fun to be had with body cameras", reports Slashfilm.
The home video format that started them all is on its very last legs, at least in Japan: Funai Electric Company is the last Japanese manufacturer to produce VCRs, and as of this month, it will cease making them.
The company cites an unsurprisingly declining market for the devices as well as the difficulty in obtaining parts as the reasons for the decision. Funai's VCRs were made in Chinese factories and sold under the Sanyo name as well as others in North America.
Last year, the company reported 750,000 unit sales.
If you've ever seen a movie in IMAX, and more specifically 70mm IMAX, you'll know that there's nothing quite like it. The company has just released the first-ever commercial shot entirely on IMAX, with an action-packed commercial that wants to drag you into your nearest IMAX theater.
IMAX's new campaign is a 60-second long tribute to all movies, with the company shooting the entire spot with its own IMAX cameras. The idea of the commercial started with a poem that the ad agency's creative team wrote about their love of film, but then the director of the commercial Ash Boiliand said it would work better if the characters broke the fourth wall, and spoke directly at viewers.
Personally, the ad does nothing to me that makes me intrigued about IMAX at all - and if I was someone who had not experienced a movie in IMAX, this commercial would do absolutely nothing to convince me. IMAX should've explained, quickly, how superior the IMAX experience is - showing what you'd see on a traditional cinema screen compared to the 70mm IMAX extravaganza.