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TV and Movie news and notes

News this week includes

  • ALIEN movie from Neill Blomkamp?
  • AMAZON has new shows coming,
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on The CW
  • EMPIRE
  • DEADPOOL
  • GHOSTBUSTERS
  • MARVEL STUFF
  • REPEAT AFTER ME
  • SNL
  • SISTER WIVES
  • STALKER
  • SYFY’s New Shows
  • TERMINATOR GENISYS
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB
  • THE MENTALIST
  • TWO AND HALF MEN

ALIENS from Neill Blomkamp

Space Jockey from Alien

A bit ago Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, upcoming film Chappie) had released some concept art (.instagram.) on an idea of his to do with a continuation of the Alien franchise. The content he released, stuff he was just playing around with, got people talking, because, you know, someone farting can make press.

Keep in mind that this would be a continuation of the older film series, not that Prometheus thing that had one of the stupidest scientists I have ever seen. His idea included Ripley and Corporal Hicks teaming up again.

But it was just fictional art.

Now the man himself has said on his instagram account that it’s officially his next film. With no more details.

But let me make a prediction here. (Not a bad one.) In his last few films there were two common threads in his stories, or as I like to call them, trademarks of his. One is destitute tent cities and the other is that the cast will include Sharlto Copley in a major role.  I only say that because Copley has been in every film he’s made so far. Including the upcoming Chappie. I have a tough time deciphering accents and Copley’s is tough for me.

AMAZON

Since Netflix and Amazon are now producing their own content that does not hit the TV first, I thought you would like to know that Amazon is committing to five more new web series for their Prime Instant Video queue which will start showing up in late 2015 and into 2016.

They are…

The Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel;

Mad Dogs which is a dark comedy from Shawn Ryan;

A documentary series titled The New Yorker Presents;

For the kids, Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

WTH? We have not heard a single peep out of WB or DC about this film, except that they juiced up some promo banner with better quality detail.

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