A new clip has been released for the video game to webseries/movie adaptation of Dead Rising. Check it out…
Description of Video Clip: In this bloody clip from DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, the anti-zombification medicine turns out to be… ineffective.
Dead Rising: Watchtower premieres on March 27th, 2015. It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Dennis Haysbert and Rob Riggle as fan favorite Frank West. It will be available to watch exclusively on Crackle.
I am honestly shocked and a little lost for words- in a good way. With all of the possible companies that could have swooped in to save Community, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or even a traditional cable channel like USA or TNT, I never in a middle years thought that it would be Yahoo to save the day. That is right, the search engine and email website, the one that seems like it has been dying for the past decade showed up when all hope had been lost and will bring us one step closer to #SixSeasonsAndAMovie.
Not much is known about the deal. We do know that the cast and creator Dan Harmon will return for 13 new episodes that will air exclusively on Yahoo Screen in the fall. Screen is the new streaming offshoot of Yahoo that works similar to Hulu, with shows airing online with commercial breaks. Yahoo Screen had previously announced two new original programs, Other Space from Paul Feig and Sin City Saints from Bryan Gordon and Mike Tollin. Both of these shows will have 8 episode seasons, with all of the episodes being released on the same day (the same model that Netflix uses). It is unknown if they will do the same for the new season of Community.
Excited that Community is returning? What are you hoping for in the new season? With the show moving online, they can pretty much do anything they want.
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Did you enjoy the latest episode of Kill Phil on Cinefix's Youtube Page? At 20 minutes, the show is longer than most webshows, but still short enough to watch during your lunch, on a break or before bed. The show is very well produced, looks and sounds fantastic, with some very stylist graphics mixed in. The episode takes the audience to the Creative Concepts workshop. It is here that we join movie prop master Rick Hilgner for three days as he builds the awesome shotgun-like blaster from the Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis time travel action thriller Looper.
Hilgner is known for making some very cool props that you are very familar with, having worked on such movies as The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Broken Arrow, and Vertical Limit. And he does not let down here. My favorite thing about the episode is that it really takes you behind the scenes of building the prop. We follow Hilgner for three days, extensively going step by step through the process of building the prop gun. It is amazing to see the level of detail that is put into this. You don't always realize when you watch a movie that all of these original creations where made by hand, taking days, even weeks and months to build.
Other episodes of Kill Phil focus on building such props as the Arc Generator from District 9 and the Gravity Gun from Half Life. Check 'em and out and leave a comment with your favorite movie weapon- what would you like them to build in a future episode?
With television coming back from its “winter break” lets take a look at some new television and webTV news.
Over at the Television Critics Association’s press tour this morning, FOX revealed that they renewed Bones for a ninth season. They implied but did not outright say that it would be the final season of the long running crime drama, I guess it depends on the rest of FOX’s future slate of shows. The series stars Emily Deschanel as doctor Temperance “Bones” Brennan, a “socially inept” forensic anthropologist who uses her unique skill set to solve long cold cases along with her partner FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, portrayed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s David Boreanaz.
Bones joins a bunch of other shows that the network has already renewed, including American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The X Factor. The only show I actually care about on FOX at the moment is New Girl, which stars Emily’s sister Zooey. New Girl keeps getting better and funnier with every episode. Hopefully they announce a renewal soon.
Well it took longer than expected, but it looks like Prospect Park is pulling through with its revivals of canceled ABC Soaps One Life to Live and All My Children. News was leaked last month that the company had closed deals with the DGA and SAG/AFTRA. Now comes word that PP has hired Executive Producers on the shows, Jennifer Pepperman on OLTL and Ginger Smith on AMC, both of whom worked on the shows in the past, and the two show’s creator Agnes Nixon has signed on as a consultant. A few AMC cast members have signed on to the show, including Lindsay Hartley, Vincent Irizarry and Debbi Morgan. Even more interesting is the new plan for airing the soaps. Both OLTL and AMC will be half an hour long and air four days a week on The Online Network, with recap shows every Friday. Production begins in Stanford, CT in February. Maybe we’ll start seeing episodes as soon as March? Keep your fingers crossed!
While on the subject of soaps, lets shift online where the third and forth episodes of Lenox Avenue have been released over on its official website. The series is described as a “sexy soap-opera-style drama” that follows three male friends, Owen (Al Thompson, “A Walk to Remember”), Sellars (Dorian Missick, “Southland”), and Vaughn (Ryan Vigilant, “Gossip Girl”), who are navigating the complex dating scene while dealing with the pressures and messiness of their careers and friendships. The series is set in and spotlights the beauty of Harlem. In the third episode, Owen encounters a mysterious new woman while Sellars learns some stuff about his wedding. Then in the forth episode Vaughn learns that the single life is not nearly as easy as expected. Find out more over on the show’s Facebook page.
I love the endless possibilities of webTV. We've seen webshows across the board, ones that mimic narrative television shows (sitcoms, dramas, sci-fi, etc), reality programming, talk shows, how to advice shows, and so much more. From the above graphic you might have guessed that today we'll be talking about a new show, Dr. Jim and Bob's Fun & Helpful Health Advice, presented by Blue Shield of California. We can't be surprised that a California health company is putting out a fun health Q&A style webshow.
Dr. Jim and Bob are literally talking (and floating) heads that have a witty banter between each other while providing the audience with informative information about whatever their aliment is. They have different videos from everything from constipation and diarrhea, to cold sores, snoring and insomnia. Not only do they make videos to help people answer questions about their health, but Dr. Jim and Bob actively search the internet to find people with questions and then make videos to answer those questions.
Since My Hollywood Dream is (you guessed it) Hollywood based, we deal with getting Sunburn more often than I'd like to admit. What advice do Dr. Jim and Bob have for us?
As you can see, the videos are short and enjoyable. The company behind the webseries is Blue Shield of California, a not for profit company that offers access to health care plans that are affordable and include a vast array of doctors and even alternative care (in Hollywood even needs a chiropractor and a great acupuncture person). Check out Ask Dr. Jim and Bob and then follow them to their Facebook page where you can like them and stay up to date on their new videos.
If you were lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic Con, than you might have attended the panel for Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. The online video network gets close to a million weekly views with such shows as Table Top starring New Generation’s Wil Wheaton, the digital book club Sword & Lazer, and The Flog, a video blog starring Day herself. At the con, they revealed a slate of upcoming new programming.
The Guild Season 6 (Coming Fall 2012) The sixth season follows Codex as she tries to balance her new job at The Game with her duties to the Knights of Good. The season will also include weekly Behind-The-Scenes featurettes.
On The Table (Coming August 2012) On The Table is a high-octane tabletop gaming news show that will air bi-weekly. The show covers all that’s new and great in the world of war gaming, role-play, board games and more.
Pat Rothfuss’ Authors’ Roundtable (Coming August 7, 2012) New York Times Bestselling Author Pat Rothfuss (The Name of The Wind) leads lively monthly discussions about the craft of writing and creativity with a rotating panel of notable authors from literature, film, television, comics and the web.
Vaginal Fantasy (Coming August 14, 2012) Join Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazabee for a gathering of wine, women and smut as they discuss and dissect a new romance novel each month.
Penile Code (Coming August 21, 2012) In this monthly hangout, Sean Plott (Day9) and friends discuss the confusion and puzzlement they share with geek men everywhere regarding the fairer sex while simultaneously enjoying excellent imported beer and playing old text and video games revolving around the conflict between the sexes.
Frontiers of Geekage (Coming January 2013) Geek & Sundry’s first ARG! Host J. Keith Van Stratton (Beat The Geeks, Best Week Ever) investigates the people who are pushing boundaries and exploring new frontiers in art, science, technology and more while simultaneously providing clues for a covert and elaborate alternate reality game.
Learning Town (Coming January 2013) Nerdcomedy music duo Paul & Storm battle villainous hipsters, cantankerous ghosts and flammable puppets as they attenpt to revive the flagging educational show of their childhoods in this offbeat comedy musical.
Geek & Sundry also just launched Written By A Kid, which is one of the most inventive web shows that I have ever seen. With a mix of animation and live action, the series brings stories made up on the spot by children to life. Joss Whdeon stars in the series premiere, “Scary Smash”, which you can watch below:
Last Month, PJFlip over at 141tv introduced us to the awesome world of Video Game High School and the first three episodes of the web series (which included an appearance by Chuck‘s Zachary Levi). Three more episodes have aired and are online for your viewing pleasure!
Video Game High School
Official Description: A father. A present. A rock song. Episode 5 is the halfway point of VGHS, and the stakes have never been higher for BrianD. The whole student body to see him and the Law go at it in the scrimmage. Will Brian go for glory or play it safe? Also, did we ever mention that The Law has a best selling album? Watch Video Game High School episode 5 online.
Video Game High School
Official Description: BrianD had his first real defeat last episode. No party invites, or cool dance moves to overcome the raw embarrassment of being completely slaughtered by VGHS’s #1 player, The Law. He’s got a tough day ahead of him, and someone is going to try to push Brian over the edge. Brian has had just about enough of VGHS after the disastrous JV/Varsity Scrimmage. Watch Video Game High School episode 6 online.
Have you been watching? What do you think of the series? Which is your favorite episode?