True Detective Season 2 will première on 21st of June

The first season of True Detective was like a breath of fresh air. Woody Harrelson was exceptional, but Matthew McConaughey sold the show; for me it was the first time seeing McConaughey play a role with such tremendous talent – the last movie I saw that starred Matthew was Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and it was a horrible romance flick.

Nick Pizzollato’s season 2 is set to première on the 21st of June, and the trailer promises a dark cop show that spirals into the satanic detective genre. Only one other comparison comes into mind when I think of True Detective – Johnny Depp’s The Ninth Gate. It is something about this genre that just stalks your dreams.

If you thought that last season was filled with satanic elements – occult texts that made viewers scour the internet for their meaning – gripping your curiosity, and scaring your panties off, then wait until you hear who is going to be one of season 2’s directors. None other than William Friedkin, the man responsible for 1973’s The Exorcist – you could say that Friedkin and the Devil have a history together.

Collin Farrell and Vince Vaughn

Besides having a trailer for the show, and a release date, we also have a plot synopsis:

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

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Like last season, we expect to see how certain individuals in a privileged society stoop down to their lowest animal needs and construct a new meaning to the word psychopath. In its first season we saw Rust Cohle, and Marty Hart fight through the Devil’s traps in Louisiana, only to find out that man is capable of much worse than a demon from hell.

Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch will play the cops this time – and boy, I can’t wait to see Colin Farrell in action; if you haven’t watched In Bruges by now, stop everything you’re doing, and enjoy that gem. Vine Vaughn will play the villain this time around, and my curiosity is tingling. I’m not a fan of his movies, I’m not even a fan of his comedic output, but I am confident in the casting department, and probably Vince Vaughn will shock me exactly like Matthew McConaughey did last season – probably.

Collin Farrel

  • Collin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro a California Highway Patrol officer, and his official descriptions reads ” a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” Also his a cocaine addict, and has problems in the anger management department. He was “[…] suspended for sexually exploiting a young woman he pulled over.”.

Vince Vaughn

  • Vince Vaughn will play Frank Semyon ” a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.” The thug turned businessman tries to turn legit, but it seems like Fate has other plans for him. Pizzollato has stated that he wrote the part with Vince Vaughn in mind

Rachel McAdams

  • Rachel McAdams, whom I just adore for her roles in The Time Traveller’s Wife, Sherlock Holmes, and Midnight In Paris, will play the main female lead as Sheriff Ani Bezzirades ” a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.”.

Taylor Kitsch

  • Taylor Kitsch is in charge of portraying Paul Woodrugh ” a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.”. Last time I saw Taylor Kitsch in a movie a sudden urge took a grip of me and I went home to brush me eyes out with acid.

The main story will revolve around the mystery of how Ben Caspar, a 52 year old man, was found dead with occult markings on his chest:

The second season of True Detective will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought. Caspar’s 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur—satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.

I am more than excited after reading the plot synopsis, and I am eager for June to knock on my door.

How about you? Will you be tuning in on the 21st of June for the show?

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David Lynch leaves Twin Peak’s revival

Last year we found out that Showtime is putting back together the old Twin Peaks team for another season – one could hope for another two, even three…sky’s the limit.

Unfortunately on the 5th of April, David Lynch, one of the creators of the original show, announced on Twitter that he won’t be participating any more in the project due to Showtime not paying him enough for the script.

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As a die-hard Twin Peaks fan, this news saddens me greatly. It was even rumoured that for the last year and a half Lynch, and co-creator Mark Frost, had written 9 episodes – the show was set to air in 2016. Even Kyle MacLachlan stated he was eager to return as Agent Dale Cooper under Lynch’s supervision.

This doesn’t mean that the show got cancelled, it only means that one of the greatest directors, and writer, isn’t going to be on the project.

Showtime has since issued a formal response to David’s tweets –

We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. Showtime also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.

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Some members of the original cast took to social media, and YouTube to express their opinions regarding David Lynch not being on the show – a hilarious video can bee seen right here.

David Lynch’s Twin Peaks premièred in 1990 and it was a hit, nation-wide and internationally – the show ended in 1991 without answering anything, and it left us hanging for more ever since. It has garnered a huge cult fan base and it has become a part of pop culture – tons of references to the show, show’s characters, and its creators have been made in commercials, comic books, video games, films, television and even song lyrics.

In 1992 we were blessed with a prequel, that is also an epilogue, called Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – but it wasn’t enough to satisfy our insatiable thirst.

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Twin Peaks tells the story of an FBI Special Agent named Dale Cooper that investigates the murder of Laura Palmer, a homecoming queen with a lot of secrets under her helm. She was loved and known by everybody – it was, after all, a small town where everyone knew each other. The news of her untimely demise spread quickly and loved ones were shocked that Laura was found dead. Soon after the events that crippled Laura’s family with grief, another girl was found – this time not dead, but badly injured. Ronette Pulaski was found on state lines so the town’s Sheriff, Harry S. Truman, was obliged to call in the FBI – this is were Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Special Agent Dale Cooper finally comes in.

It’s an incredible story about murder, betrayal, love, and some utter confusing key elements that we hope Lynch is going to answer in the up-coming season – I’m still hopeful that a deal will be struck with Showtime.

But it isn’t just about the world Lynch and Frost created, neither is it about how great the actors portrayed their roles – it’s about how the show sends you to an eerie world fuelled by mind-boggling events that have no logical answer. Everything is enveloped in Angelo Badalamenti’s beautiful soundtrack, where, at times, it created such an ominous scene that you could feel anxiety creeping up.

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It’s like all the planets in the universe aligned and made everyone on the crew meet each-other so they could create such a beautiful tale. There is a sweet video about Angelo Badalamenti explaining how he composed Twin Peak’s main theme, with David Lynch by his side telling him his vision – a lonely girl, named Laura Palmer got herself stuck in a dark forest, covered in sycamore trees, and she tried to escape her faith, only to find out that Fate has other plans for her.

You can watch the video right here.

We can only hope that Showtime and Lynch will strike an agreement, because Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like a percolator without its fish.

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Star Wars Rebels – the Newest CGI Animated Saga from Disney

Star Wars Rebels in the newest series of CGI animated cartoons from one of the most well known brands in the world. Prominent thanks to the previous smash hits, both on TV and in the cinema, the Rebels saga has brought fresh ingredients to the already successful recipe presented initially more than four decades ago. Little guys and many little girls, were fascinated with the figures from this cinematographic work of art, dreaming to be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, and the majority of them wanted a piece of these films for their own fun time.


Compared to the complex collections of stories and large action opportunity offered of The Clone Wars, this cartoon sequel takes an obvious direction through the universe. Taking place 14 years after the story in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years prior to A New Hope, the CGI animated Star Wars Rebels tells the various adventures of a group of rogue rebels onboard their spacecraft Ghost and who go on an assault against the evil Galactic Empire ships. If all this seems familiar, it was intended to be that way.

New Stuff in the Star Wars Rebels Series

The show also presents a bunch of new fighters for the Star Wars fans. It is focused on the Star Wars Rebel symbol, Kanan Jarrus, a wise Jedi trooper who is leading the Ghost squadron. He is joined by Ezra, a street urchin, who is unacquainted with the use of the Force, Zeb – the commando’s muscles and Chewbacca, Hera – a pilot and proprietor of the Ghost; Sabine – the Mandalorian specialist in explosives and graffiti artist, also the irritated and negativist android known as Chopper. He and Zeb have been created considering the conceptual styles for R2-D2 and Chewbacca, respectively.

Disney’s Star Wars Rebel is following the evil times of the Empire’s malefic expansion, as they hunt and destroy all of the Jedi Knights in combat. Meanwhile, a small revolt is brewing – a kernel for the long run Rebel Alliance.

Having all of the figures from the greatly well known cartoon TV Clone Wars along with some of the liked characters from other sagas, Star Wars Rebels is sure to be the new symbol amongst all age categories. Exclusive head-to-head fights are presented in the series, the costume designs have all been improved, which can allow battlegrounds and specialized effects to be created according to the recent tendencies in the 2D/3D industry. The characters are able to perform as separatist factions or as a Jedi, while this revolutionary visual technology permits brand-new capabilities for the figures

The creators of the soon-to-be-launched video season of Star Wars Rebels say that this is going to be very different from all the past stories that have been before it. In addition, the saga will also be released with its own LEGO toy sets at the same time in all the major stores. By having such a large launch, this not only goes to demonstrate the worldwide reputation of the Lego toys, but also the long term Star Wars fame and the loyalty of fans to the brand’s fame.

Star Wars Rebels has an absolutely original and brand-new design than the past cartoon series, since the creator’s stories have centered the saga and its characters on their original vision. The Clone Wars, which was broadcasted on the cartoon channels, provided the art styles of less of a classical look and more of a cartoonist appearance, something absolutely original from the other series which were in accordance with the Star Wars look.


10 Interesting Things about Insurgent

The movie Insurgent was released on March 19 and was directed by Robert Schwentke. To celebrate the launch of the movie Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Theo James among others, we made a list of interesting facts about the movie.

Here is our list of 10 interesting things about Insurgent.

1. Ansel Elgort runs weird

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Probably one of the first things that you will notice about the movie is that Ansel Elgort runs really weird. According to him, however, this was totally on purpose and he said that Theo and Shailene are superheroes but Caleb isn’t. He said that Caleb is the guy who isn’t very physical and symbolizes the intelligent side. The actor is very glad that people point out just how weird his running is because it means he made a good decision in playing this way.

2. There is a new character in the movie

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Edgar, who is played by Johnny Weston is a new character in the movie. Edgar was not present in the book. Some people believed that the character would be Tris’ new love interest. However, it was clarified by Veronica Roth that this isn’t the case.

3. Kate Winslet never starred in a sequel

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Insurgent is the first sequel done by Kate Winslet. This comes as a surprise, seeing how Winslet played in over 45 films.

4. Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend plays a part in the movie

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Suki Waterhouse, a British supermodel and Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend plays the part of Marlene in Insurgent. This is the fifth movie in which Waterhouse acted and it’s the biggest one of them all.

5. The director from Divergent couldn’t be used for the movie because he was still working on the first one

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Neil Burger, the director of the first movie wasn’t available for Insurgent because he was still busy directing Divergent when they began to shoot the second one. Robert Schwentke, the director of Red and R.I.P.D. replaced Burger for the movie.

6. Many actors had other jobs during the shooting

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Numerous actors in the movie were also working on other ones when shooting Insurgent. Jai Courtney was also shooting for Terminator Genisys, Miles Teller for Fantastic Four and Kate Winslet was also busy filming Triple 9.

7. Shailene is getting used to working around Ansel and Miles

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Woodley worked together with Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller on other movies before Insurgent. Teller and Shailene worked together on The Spectacular Now and she also worked with Elgort in both Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.

8. Woodley refused to put on a wig

Interesting Things about Insurgent

The leading actress in Insurgent, Shailene Woodley refused to put on a wig when filming for the movie after she cut her hair for her role in The Fault in Our Stars.

9. Divergent was longer than Insurgent

Interesting Things about Insurgent

Even though the Divergent book was 38 pages shorter than Insurgent, the Divergent movie is about 20 minutes longer than Insurgent. This is bad news for those who really loved the movie and wanted it to never end.

10. The movie had a fake title while it was in production

Interesting Things about Insurgent

In an effort to keep the movie a secret and prevent any spoilers or other details about it from leaking out to the public, the people responsible for the movie used the name Mineral instead of Insurgent while the movie was still in production.

So there you have it. This was our list of 10 interesting things about Insurgent. Whether you love the movie or hate it it’s a matter of personal choice, but there’s no denying that it was one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

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5 Ways in Which TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Even though traditional movies aren’t going anywhere, we can’t help but see how TV shows are stealing from the film industry playbook. There is clearly a transition happening right now and pretty soon we won’t be able to distinguish movies from TV shows; other than the length, that is.

Here are 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

1. Many old movies are remade as TV shows

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Pretty much everyone complains about sequels and remakes but the fact is that some movies that were reimagined as TV shows are pretty good. Just look at Hannibal and Fargo, if you don’t believe me.

While many TV shows, such as Aeon Flux and The Flintstones were made into movies, it isn’t the same thing. Those movies were just awful and truly forgettable. To be fair, there are some exceptions, like The Untouchables and The Beverly Hillbillies but that’s pretty much it.

The list of movies that have been turned into TV shows includes Uncle Buck, Real Genius, Rush Hour, In Good Company, Problem Child, Minority Report, Big, Wet Hot American Summer, Scream and 12 Monkeys.

Even though many of these shows weren’t all that great, these days if you’re on a network it usually means that the plot of your show is going to be great.

2. TV shows are coming to IMAX

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

HBO is breaking the ice by making its hit TV show Game of Thrones available in IMAX theatres. It was a win-win situation for both IMAX and the show as it seems the theatre is actually struggling these days.

While you may be wondering why IMAX is jumping on the TV show bandwagon, it’s pretty clear that all the company wants to do is get a piece of the pie, seeing how they saw a drop in revenue and the television market is on the rise. The HDTV industry is growing nowadays and IMAX already started planning for a transition by selling smaller versions of its screens to consumers in China. Sources claim that IMAX is considering selling its technology to Americans as well.

This means that if we’re lucky, by 2020 we’ll be able to enjoy the finale of Game of Thrones on our own IMAX home theatre. It’s very possible that around that time George R.R. Martin will also finally release Winds of Winter.

3. Sundance is slowly turning into a festival of VOD releases and TV shows

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Before the digital era, the process of making a movie required a lot more money and craftsmanship. Times have changed however, and nowadays pretty much anyone with a decent camera and a good idea can come up with something that can be bought on the VOD market.

This year the studio box office suffered a drop but indie films prospered thanks to alternative solutions such as Netflix and iTunes. The entries from the Sundance festival are no longer concerned about distribution as most of those movies will receive a VOD release. As a matter of fact, Sundance even started to accept television pilots such as the Animals animated series.

4. Movies are getting censored while TV shows are not

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Not too long ago we were bombarded with tons of R-rated zombie movies. However, nowadays, the PG-13 has turned great R-rated movies like Die Hard into censored TV movies. John McClane has been forced to censor his curse words while TV shows can pretty much get away with anything.

So while television is slowly moving to an age where decapitations and sex are something normal, movies such as Fifty Shades of Grey are way too frightened to show male nudity on screen.

5. Television is attracting artists and movies are becoming episodic

TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Colin Farrell, Dustin Hoffman, Halle Berry, Kevin Bacon and Jodie Foster are just a few of a larger list of actors who are moving on to television, a medium that was at a time considered inferior. Most nominees at the Oscars have had great roles in television in the past.

Big-budget movie franchises are actually becoming similar to television series in terms of commitment. Actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp have actually spent more time filming for movie franchises than how much time Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson spent working on True Detective. To be fair, this is just an isolated example, but you get the point.

There are also a lot of great directors that move to television. Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh are just some of the directors who started making TV shows.

So there you have it, this was our list of 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

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