Charmed

Charmed ended in 2006 after eight successful seasons on the WB. The series focused on three sisters; originally Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty as Piper, Phoebe, and Prue Halliwell, but Doherty left the show after season 3 and was replaced by Rose McGowan as Paige. It is over a decade since the show ended and the CW (which replaced the WB) is eyeing a reboot prequel series.

TV Line reports that the new series will take place in 1976 and focus on three witches fighting evil in a small New England town. While none of the original actors are attached to the new series (yet?) there are possibilities that they can connect the shows via time travel (which occurred on the original series), or by having the characters appear as kids (maybe a demon is hunting future witches). In the very least the new show has to include a cameo by Holly Marie Combs, who was the only star of the show to appear in every episode. The show is being brought back to life by Jennie Snyder Urman, an executive producer of the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

If you are bummed that none of the original characters are slated to return, back in 2010 there was a comic series that continued the story of the Halliwell sisters and took place after the TV series finale. Zenescope Entertainment created two “seasons” of the comic, which spanned 44 issues. The series ended last September, with no news if the comic will continue with a season 11.


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From Warner Bros. Pictures, Blade Runner 2049 has Harrison Ford returning to his iconic role of Rick Deckard, and is joined by Ryan Gosling, a new blade runner in a much different future. The sci-fi sequel also stars Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, and Lennie James, with direction by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Enemy). It hits theaters on October 6th, 2017.

Midnight Chronicles

Today we’re going to spotlight a movie from one of the hardest sub-genres to tackle; independent fantasy films. Midnight Chronicles from director Christian T. Petersen and Fantasy Flight Games has the uphill battle of establishing a whole world, its rules, and setting the players in place on a low budget.

What is Midnight Chronicles about? It has been a hundred years since the Shadow fell… The dark god Izrador reigns victorious. After three ages of scheming and war, Izrador has finally defeated the heroes and armies of the free races. Now the dark god rules the world of Aryth with an iron fist. Enslaved under the Shadow, the race of men leads an oppressed existence, and the Elves and Dwarves have retreated to distant forests and mountains, where their desperate resistance is slowly succumbing to the unyielding might of the Shadow. It is a time of overwhelming darkness. The fickle flame of hope is almost extinguished, its dying light guarded only by those few heroes who still dare to dream of freedom.

Good vs evil. Heroes vs villains. Low budget production values and charm? Yeah, I’m down. You can check out Midnight Chronicles online for free on Snag Films, it is also on Amazon Video (free with Amazon Prime membership).

You can also check out these other indie flicks…


HTG

Love movies? Ever wish you could be a Hollywood Producer? Hollywood The Game is a Hollywood & Filmmaking Simulation Game and Filmmaking Community that is free to players, who can take on the roles of studio heads, producers, critics, journalists, marketing agents, and creative companies to name a few.

The backbone of the game emphasizes the producer/writer career, in which a player has the chance to write, cast, market (make posters, trailers, ads, etc. for your film), and produce their own virtual films. The film (short script or story) is then released into HTG theaters, getting reviews and feedback from the rest of players, as well as receiving money from the HTG box-office. This money can be used to buy houses, cars, production offices, and so much more! Everything in this game is simulated, including the films (i.e., they’re not real films; just scripts, summaries, short stories, etc.), money, possessions, posters, and ad campaigns. Overall, the game is a completely free, fun way to hone your screenwriting skills while having fun at the same time.

You can access the site by clicking on the image at the top of the post, or by clicking on this link. Hope to see you in Hollywood The Game.

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Thanks to our friends at COMET we have an awesome Stargate Atlantis Swag Prize Pack to give away to one of our readers. COMET, the sci-fi & horror network, is welcoming Stargate Atlantis to their great lineup (catch it weeknights at 10/9C) and rewarding us for it 🙂

Here is what one lucky reader will go home with:

  • COMET / Stargate Atlantis Exclusive Shirt 
  • Comfy Alien Head Beanie 
  • Stargate Atlantis Necklace 
  • Two Stargate Patches
  • COMET Alien Head Stress Ball 

Before the giveaway details, check out this awesome recap of COMET December offering and stay tuned to MHD over the next few weeks as we spotlight some of COMET’s awesome January lineup.
        


GIVEAWAY DETAILS

How do you enter? As usual we have ways to earn multiple entries into the giveaway!

  1. Post a comment on this thread that states your favorite space-set TV series.
  2. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know that you are excited for Stargate Atlantis & this giveaway!
  3. Follow @MyHWoodDream on Twitter (all new followers while this giveaway is active will be automatically entered).
  4. Post a comment on our Facebook page about this giveaway.

Do any of the above and you will be entered into the giveaway, do all four and you will get four entries into the giveaway! The contest will Run until January 8th, 2017.

Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission.Each household is only eligible to win One COMET / Stargate Atlantis Swag Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Posted on December 31st, 2016 by MHD | Leave a Comment (13)
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Logan opens on March 3 and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Richard E Grant. This is being billed as Jackman’s final film in the role of Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men series.

Flash GordonThe classic sci-fi and fantasy space opera Flash Gordon is part of COMET TV’s Friday Night Features and will be airing for free on December 30, 2016 at 8pm with an encore presentation on New Years Eve.

The 1980 flick is based on the comic strip from the 30s and features Sam J. Jones as the title character with original music and a score from Queen. If you have not seen the pulp favorite, check it out for free on COMET TV either on the station or online.

Other films that the networks spotlights and will be airing for free in December include Squirm, Portrait of an Escort, New Year’s Evil, Frogs, Donovan’s Brain, and Beyond the Door III. The network also features TV shows such as Dead Like Me, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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