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It has been a while since we took a trip into The Pit and I can honestly say that I’ve missed writing the column. What started as a way to throw out some opinions on various news stories turned into a fun way to spotlight multiple topics without the need to do a full blown articles on any of the subjects. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to write this column daily, but I’m going to try to make it a weekly thing.

BatmanBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting closer and closer (the movie is only a little more than 6 months away!!!). New photos from the movie has been released online, you can check them out in a Gallery on the movie’s official website (the site also features the movie’s trailer and some other goodies).

A new rumor cropped up today via Heroic Hollywood that Warner Brothers is so trilled with Ben Affleck’s performance that they want even more Batman in the film and are working to make that happen. Personally I hope they don’t over do it. Sometimes, less is more. If the movie is working and Batman is the standout, keep it that way. Don’t try to force more of a good thing, just let it happen organically. Either way, I’ll be seeing  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on opening night.

Wolverine

Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman is sticking to his story that Wolverine III will be his last movie as the beloved gruff X-Man. On the plus side, there is rumor has it that he has a role (or cameo) in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, so while Wolverine III might be his last ride as the hero, it will not be the only movie we have to look forward to with Jackman in the role.

Another awesome rumor is that we will see the return of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, in the new solo Wolverine outing. Creed was played by ex-wrestler Tyler Mane in X-Men, but recast with Liev Schreiber in the prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Schreiber was easily the best part of a otherwise disappointing first Wolverine solo outing, but I’d welcome seeing him have another go at the villain. Hopefully the material in the new movie will be up to par (it better be if its the last time we’ll see Jackman as the Wolverine.

Ash in an Evil Dead Series

We are just a month and a half away from the premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ! I can not wait to see Bruce Campbell return to the iconic role and face-off with a new crop of Deadites!

The series has a new official description: “Ash vs Evil Dead follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.” The show also has a new behind the scenes video, click here to watch the “First Look” for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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Fear The Walking Dead

Last month, the spinoff to the hugely popular The Walking Dead began its first season on AMC. The series, Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel of sorts, which shows the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. The pilot has been posted online to watch for free, and it is worth a watch!

Episode Details: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.

You can watch the series opener online for free here. The show stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, and Rubén Blades, and was co-created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson.

The Walking Dead returns with its 6th season on October 11, 2015.

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Peter Parker Spiderman

Spiderman is rebooting again. This would get a giant eye-roll- but (and a BIG but here) the web crawler is rebooting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! That is so epic-ly amazing (spectacular, sensational, astonishing, superior, etc.) that we can ignore the constant reboots (we would do the same and be equally excited if the Fantastic Four were inserted into the Marvel mothership movie universe). With Spiderman entering a new universe, maybe, just maybe we can have him face off with some new villains. We have speculated about Spiderman movie villains in the past (and even had some success, hello Rhino).

Here we go, our picks for possible villains in the Spiderman Reboot!

Spiderman Kingpin

Kingpin

Who is to say that the main villain of a Spiderman movie needs to be introduced in the new Spiderman movie? Lets skip that and use a villain already established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (even if it was on the Netflix/TV side of things). Kingpin is one of the most iconic Spiderman villains and was masterfully played by Vincent D’Onofrio. He opens the door to grounding Spiderman but at the same time introducing a lot of possible characters (including a cameo or team-up with Daredevil). This would be a great way to tie together different portions of the Marvel Universe while firmly placing Spiderman in the center of things.

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Kraven the Hunter

Okay, I know, this is a repeat of a pick from a past list of villains I wanted to see in a Spiderman sequel, but he is just too good not to use. This is not a villain that wants to destroy the world or take over the city. This is a hunter that wants to take out Spiderman and the two are pretty equally matched in strength and speed. What better test for a new teenage Peter Parker/Spiderman? Just imagine them fighting across Manhattan or battling in the Bronx Zoo. I love the idea of Spiderman fighting someone that isn’t straight up evil per say, but is an animal like villain. Kraven also has ties to other villains that could be included, like his half brother the Chameleon or Vermin.

Spiderman Morlun

Morlun

I was on the fence with this one. Merlin as a villain is either loved or loathed by Spiderman fans. The Other storyline added so much complication to Spiderman’s backstory and would deb so unneeded for a new series of movies, but at the same time he is a formidable big bad and could open a ton of new doors for future movies and characters; Ezekiel, Silk, and of course the possibility of doing a live action version of “Spider-Verse” (which could put Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield back into the suit!). I might be getting too ahead of myself, but I think there is a way to introduce Morlun without the over complications. I’d love to see some of the alternate world Spidermen (and women- Mayday Parker!).

Spiderman White Rabbit

White Rabbit

Okay, so this is a joke entry (sort of- Spiderman really needs more female villains). White Rabbit is the addition to this list that is similar to Rhino in my last Spiderman Movie Villains List, she wouldn’t be the headlining villain, but someone that Spiderman faces over the course of the movie. She could be robbing a bank or museum, etc. Spiderman’s world needs to be rich with costumed villains and the montages in the movie should reflect this. Hey, maybe they could throw in some established small villains from Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, or past Marvel movies for Spiderman to punch over the course of the new film. I want to feel his connection to the bigger world (but I don’t necessarily want him over shadowed by Ironman or Captain America).

Who would you like to see Spiderman face off against in the new movie?

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Mysterious Island PosterIn the past we have spotlighted a variety of different genres that you can watch online for free, including sci-fi (Dragon Wasps), comedy (2nd Serve), monster (Godzilla), and horror (Macabre Pair of Shorts) to name a few. Today we’re going to take a look at a 2012 low budget fantasy flick that you can watch online for free, Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island.

Official Description: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1874 novel “The Mysterious Island”, the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren’t alone… Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Faced with defending themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures, and an active volcano that’s ready to blow, they must find a way to survive and escape the island. Hope only comes when they encounter the island’s oldest resident, Captain Nemo himself. With his help, they set to work crafting an escape.

To watch Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island online for free, head over to Snag Films. The movie stars Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gina Holden, and Lochlyn Munro, with direction by Mark Sheppard.

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Doctor Who River Song

My Hollywood Dream hasn’t been very vocal lately, but when I heard this news, I felt the need to sign on the site and post about it. (“No spoilers.“) River Song will be back on the Doctor Who Christmas Special! I have been waiting for this news from the moment the rug was pulled from under our feet during (“No spoilers!“) Alex Kingston’s last appearance as the fan favorite character. This will mark the first time that Kingston’s Song will meet Peter Capaldi’s Doctor (Song shared amazing screen time and chemistry with both the 10th and 11th Doctors).

The new season of Doctor Who begins on September 19, 2015 with an episode titled “The Magician’s Apprentice”, which sees the return of Michelle Gomez’s evil Missy. Check out the new trailer for the season below:

Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and is headed up by writer/producer Steven Moffat.

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Posted on September 4th, 2015 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Dragon Wasps

Poster Dragon WaspsLast month we spotlighted 2nd Serve, which you can watch for free on Snag Films. From romantic comedies to b-sci-fi, the free movie site has a lot of variety. Today we are spotlighting Dragon Wasps, a movie by Joe Knee that stars Corin Nemec, Dominika Juillet, Nikolette Noel, and Benjamin Easterday. As you can imagine, the 2012 movie was a SyFy flick and seems to completely fit their mold.

Giant killer wasps. I’m totally down.

Official Description: Entomologist Gina Humphries goes searching for her lost father in the jungles of Belize with the help of U.S. soldiers. When they get caught in the crossfire of a guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, the army takes them hostage. The guerrilla army and the captive group of soldiers must band together though, when a horde of giant dragon wasps attack them as their survival depends on each other.

Click here to watch Dragon Wasps for free online.

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Posted on May 12th, 2015 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Independent horror movie The Eve has released an all new scene online. A shower scene featuring Maria DiDomenico that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The movie pays homage to a number of classic horror movies, including Jaws and Friday the 13th. The Eve is currently available on VOD though iTunes, VUDU, Playstation, and Xbox. The independent horror movie was produced by eBass Entertainment and distributed by Indie Rights Movies and Cinedigm.

Description: Friends head off to the remote island of Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate New Year’s Eve and reconnect. As tensions rise, an unforeseen presence halts celebrations and instead turns their holiday into a fight to live through to the new year. The movie stars Al Thompson (The Cleveland Show, A Walk to Remember), Evan Bass (We Need Girlfriends), María DiDomenico (Game Time), and Miranda Wilson (As the World Turns).

Will you be checking out The Eve? What is your favorite classic horror movie?

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