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The Gifted episode 1: every X-Men and Marvel Easter Egg

Jim Dandy Oct 9, 2017

Our Us chums have created a complete guide to every Marvel and X-Men Easter egg you might have missed in The Gifted episode 1...

Warning: contains episode one spoilers.

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With The Gifted, the X-Men get a TV show that's not a weird 60s trip or some early 90s Matt Frewer nonsense. And because they're digging through 50 years of continuity, we're here to help you catch every reference, joke, allusion or sight gag we can.

- The first mutant we're introduced to is Blink. Clarice Ferguson was created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira in 1994 as part of the Phalanx Covenant event. She was a member of the Generation X era of students, but she died helping them escape their techno-organic captors. Despite only being around for about four issues,
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Patrick Dempsey to Return to TV

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2017-08-15T11:37:51-07:00Patrick Dempsey to Return to TV

Grey's Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey is returning to the small screen.

Two years after his shocking exit from the Shondaland medical drama, Dempsey has been tapped to topline Epix straight-to-series drama The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Black and White in Color), the 10-episode series is based on the best-selling European novel by Joel Dicker. The thriller stars Dempsey as Quebert, a literary icon who finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property.

Ben Schnetzer (Snowden) will co-star as Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who has been mentored by Quebert; Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings) will portray Sgt. Perry Gahalowood, a Maine investigator on the case of the young girl who was found dead. Annaud will make his TV directorial debut and helm all 10 episodes.
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MGM TV's 'The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair' starts production

MGM TV's 'The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair' starts production
Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr, and Virginia Madsen star in 10-part series based on Joël Dicker’s novel.

MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have begun production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a 10-part TV series event for Epix network based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair.

The series is produced by MGM Television and Eagle Pictures with MGM serving as the lead studio.

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair takes place in coastal Maine and centres on Marcus Goldman, who is visiting Harry Quebert’s home to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. Marcus’ plans are suddenly upended when Harry is implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for many years.

Jean-Jacques Annaud, director of Black And White In Color, will make his
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Grey's Anatomy Vet Patrick Dempsey to Make TV Return in Epix Drama The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Grey's Anatomy Vet Patrick Dempsey to Make TV Return in Epix Drama The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
No, you’re not McDreaming this: Patrick Dempsey is coming back to the small screen.

In his first television role since Dr. Derek Shepherd’s untimely demise, Grey’s Anatomy star Dempsey has signed on to play a man at the center of a murder mystery in Epix’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, the network announced Tuesday.

The 10-part series is based on Joël Dicker’s novel of the same name and chronicles Harry Querbert’s experience as he’s indicted for murder after a teenage girl’s body is found on his property years after her disappearance.
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Castlevania Season 1 Review

A good video game adaptation is like a white peacock: they’re very rare, but they’re not impossible to find. For nearly twenty years, Hollywood has tried — often in vain — to mend the gap between gamers and filmgoers, which quickly resulted in some of the most spectacularly ill-fated slices of cinema to arrive in the 21st century.

The reasoning is sound: it’s hard to capture the same rush one feels during their favorite game when you take the controller out of the equation. Films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Wreck-It Ralph proved to be better adaptations than most (despite the fact that they’re, you know, not based on actual games) because they capture the high energy and emotional excitement of playing your favorite titles while also simultaneously providing excellent action beats, gorgeous set pieces and fantastically well-realized characters.

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft,
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Netflix Renews Castlevania Animated Series for an 8-Episode Second Season

If you were raised on a steady diet of Castlevania growing up, then Netflix is surely bringing back some good memories with their new animated series based on the enduring video game franchise, and they're only just getting started, as the vampiric show has already been renewed for an eight-episode second season:

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Toronto and Vancouver, July 7, 2017 - Netflix has ordered a second season of Castlevania, its new animated series based on the popular video game series. In addition, the network has increased the episode order from four in its first season to eight for the second season. The new Netflix original series Castlevania launches globally today and is the first proprietary production of Frederator Studios under the umbrella of parent company Wow! Unlimited Media (Tsx-v Wow.A and Wow.B).

Inspired by the classic video game series from Japan's Konami, Castlevania is an
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Netflix renews Castlevania for season 2

Coinciding with its arrival on the streaming service yesterday, Netflix has announced that it has renewed the animated video game adaptation Castlevania for a second season of eight episodes.

Castlevania is based on the classic video game franchise from Konami and follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes. Warren Ellis penned the series, and also executive produces alongside Adi Shankar, Kevin Kolde and Fred Seibert.

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The first season of Castlevania is available to watch now on Netflix, and features a voice cast that includes Graham McTavish (Preacher) as Dracula, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop, Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder and
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Castlevania: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Animated Series

Although it just premiered in the wee hours of this morning, Netflix has renewed its animated Castlevania TV show for a second season. Warren Ellis writes the series, which is based on the video game of the same name. He also executive produces with Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar. While the first season consists of four, 30-minute installments, according to Deadline, the season two order is for eight episodes. A medieval horror fantasy, Castlevania centers on Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), the last surviving member of a disgraced clan. He is out to save Eastern Europe from Dracula (Graham McTavish). The Netflix voice cast also includes James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Emily Swallow, Matt Frewer, and Tony Amendola. Read More…
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‘Castlevania’ Review: Netflix’s Bleak, Violent Animated Series Wrestles With Evil on a Giant Scale

‘Castlevania’ Review: Netflix’s Bleak, Violent Animated Series Wrestles With Evil on a Giant Scale
Staying alive in the year 1455 was not an easy task.

As if the lack of medical advances and the whims of deadly diseases weren’t enough, “Castlevania,” the latest Netflix animated series from writer Warren Ellis, adds on the persistent spectre of bloodthirsty hellbeasts bent on destroying all of humankind.

It’s the ideal example of the series attempting to tap into universal themes to amp up the frights originally mined in the Konami video game series. This onscreen world might hold a special place for those who’ve been immersed since its premiere in 1986, but as a work of episodic storytelling, it takes much of its four episodes to firmly establish the kind of series it will be moving forward. (“Castlevania” was renewed for Season 2 the morning Season 1 debuted.)

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The pilot episode, as an
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Count Dracula Looms Over Creepy New Action Shots For Netflix’s Castlevania Series

Few would argue that July 7th belongs to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but over on Netflix, there’s another high-profile release ready to take flight, and it ought to appeal to those old-school gamers pining for some fantastical nostalgia.

Its name? Castlevania, a four-part animated series conceived by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert, and Dredd producer Adi Shankar. Split across two seasons – the second and seemingly conclusive chapter will air via Netflix in 2018 – Castlevania stays true to the Konami classic in that it follows the disgraced Belmont clan as they rise up against Count Dracula in order to bring peace to Transylvania.

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Behind the scenes, Richard Armitage, who famously played the part of Thorin in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, is at the forefront of an all-star voice cast. Armitage has been cast as vampire hunter Trevor Belmont,
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July 2017 VOD Releases Include Free Fire, Killing Ground, Ghost In The Shell (2017)

If you’re looking for an excuse to spend more time at home and out of the summer heat this month, then July’s VOD and Digital HD releases have you more than covered, as we have 17 different titles coming our way in the next few weeks.

July kicks off with a pair of digital debuts on July 4th—Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire and the indie thriller Blood Hunters—and just a few days later, both Bad Frank and the new Ghost in the Shell movie make their digital bows as well. July 11th is a busy day, too, with four different releases—The Answer, The Blessed Ones, White Raven, and Gremlin—and then just a week later, we get several more titles to choose from, including Lake Alice, Phoenix Forgotten, and Bonejangles.

July’s VOD releases are capped off by the digital debuts of Killing Ground on July
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Netflix’s Castlevania Series Lifts The Curtain On Its Impressive Voice Cast

It’s rather fitting that Netflix’s latest Castlevania-related announcement, one which involves the show’s starry voice cast, comes by way of Dracula himself – or at least the actor on board to play the supernatural menace.

As you’ll see from the video above, that task has fallen at the feet of Graham McTavish (Outlander, The Hobbit), who stands alongside the show’s producer and all-around figurehead, Adi Shankar (Dredd).

Even if you only have a passing interest in Konami’s video game classic, you’ll know that Castlevania largely centers on the Belmont clan and their seemingly never-ending quest to defeat Count Dracula and bring a sense of peace to Transylvania and the rest of Eastern Europe. Leading that revolt against Vlad Dracula Tepe and his wicked ways is Richard Armitage. He’ll voice vampire hunter Trevor Belmont in Netflix’s adaptation, which is a major coup
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Cast list for Netflix’s Castlevania series includes Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, James Callis, and more

Producer Adi Shankar has just posted a YouTube video formally announcing the voice actors for his animated Castlevania series. Joined by actor Graham McTavish, who will be voicing Dracula in the series, the duo announced a full cast that includes Richard Armitage (Trevor Belmont), and James Callis (Alucard). Check out the video below for the full announcement…

Quite an impressive cast for Netflix’s first dip into the video game realm. Both Graham McTavish and Richard Armitage had sizeable parts in The Hobbit trilogy, with McTavish having a history of lending his voice to video games (The Order: 1886); Armitage recently portrayed “The Great Red DragonFrancis Dolarhyde in the last season of NBC’s Hannibal to chilling effect. You may also recall James Callis’ incredible performance as Gaius Baltar in Syfy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica. Rounding out the cast are Alejandra Reynoso (Sypha), Emily Swallow (Lisa Tepes), Matt Frewer
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Richard Armitage And James Callis Cast In Netflix’s Castlevania TV Series

Richard Armitage and James Callis have been cast in Netflix’s planned Castlevania TV series. The new venture will be based on the classic video games of the same name from Konami that was released on the original Nintendo consoles years ago.

Castlevania, also known in Japanese as Akumaj? Dracula, is a series of horror fantasy-themed action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmont family, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula.

In the animated series, based on the property, due on the streamier in July, Armitage will voice vampire hunter Trevor Belmont, while James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) will play Alucard. Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) will play Sypha Belnades, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) is Lisa Tepes, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) is The Bishop and Tony Amendola (Annabelle) voices The Elder.

You can catch the new Castlevania series on Netflix from July 7th, 2017. The
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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Carnage & Anti-Venom Dorbz, Residue, Lake Alice

The latest rad comic villains to join Funko's Dorbz line are Carnage and Anti-Venom. Continue reading to learn when they will be available in Walmart stores. Also in today's Horror Highlights are release details for Residue and Lake Alice.

Funko's Carnage and Anti-Venom Dorbz: From Funko: "Carnage and Anti-Venom are the latest Marvel Dorbz heading to Walmart!

Available at Walmart in mid-May!"

Dorbz: Marvel - Carnage

Dorbz: Marvel - Anti-Venom


Residue iTunes and VOD Release Details & Trailer: "Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather's greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it's
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Official Trailer for Neo-Noir, Supernatural Indie Horror Film 'Residue'

"Did you, by chance, open the book?" XLrator Media has debuted the first official trailer for an interesting genre mashup titled Residue, a neo-noir thriller mixed with supernatural horror. The story follows a private investigator who reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord. This (think Evil Dead) puts his daughter and himself in a fight for their lives, and their eternal souls. Starring James Clayton as Luke Harding, as well as Matt Frewer, Michael Matic, Costas Mandylor, Alika Autran, Dan Payne, William B. Davis, Elysia Rotaru, and Taylor Hickson as his daughter Angelina. This is a very weird trailer with tons of crazy things going on. I can't even make sense of it. The big reveals don't come until the final few seconds; beyond that, it's a mess of footage and glimpses and wacky things happening. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rusty Nixon's Residue,
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The Knick: Cancelled; No Season Three for Cinemax Series

It looks like the plug's been pulled on The Knick. Deadline reports Cinemax has cancelled the TV series after two seasons.From Steven Soderbergh, the drama was set in a New York City hospital circa 1900. The cast included Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, and Matt Frewer.Read More…
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Residue Spreads Across Characters in these Early Stills

The supernatural thriller Residue has a few new stills. The new photos show a monster, one of the film's central characters and a few other strange items. Residue is a co-production between XLRator Media, Industry Works Pictures and Motorcycle Boy Productions. XLRator Media and Industry Works Pictures have announced a three picture co-operative, involving "action thrillers (DailyDead)." Residue looks to be the first to be released in mid-2017. The film, from director Rusty Nixon, stars: James Clayton (Candiland), Taylor Hickson and Matt Frewer. And, an early preview of the film is hosted here. The film's story focuses on an ancient artifact and book. Various factions compete to own the book, while evil begins to enter the fray. Protagonist and private investigator Luke Harding (Clayton) possesses the item, but for how long? Now, Luke and his daughter most fight both supernatural and physical forces to keep this growing evil at bay.
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Timeless episode 1 review: Pilot

Michael Ahr Dec 15, 2016

NBC's popular time-travel series Timeless debuted on E4 last night. Here's our impressed review of the pilot episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.1 Pilot

As a huge fan of 12 Monkeys, Continuum, and time travel complexities in general, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Timeless. I honestly thought it would be watered down and insipid, and the formula that has been set up in this pilot certainly does indicate a more episodic rather than serial structure. However, when all was said and done, the pilot episode was downright entertaining! Although some storytelling moments fell a little short, the introduction of consequences for changing history added the necessary depth most sci-fi fans crave.

The promos for Timeless thankfully had
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