:: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp has a trailer

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Wet Hot American Summer is considered by many a modern classic of comedy.  The list of actors that starred in the film who are now some of the biggest names in Hollywood is lengthy.  It’s a throwback to the 80’s comedies like Porky’s, Meatballs, and even Cannonball Run where you have a ton of great actors being dorks and idiots in amazing ways.

Netflix has done one better by creating a PREQUEL series based on the film and managed to get the cast (including guys like Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler) back.  The funny part of this (which is not lost on the series) is the fact these guys are “younger” in this but the original film was released 14 years ago.

Check out the hilarious and raunchy trailer and fall in love with Paul Rudd and that new guy Jon Hamm all over again
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:: Game of Thrones Construction Set Pics

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Entertainment Weekly shared the first photos and some pricing details of the GOT Construction Sets we reported about yesterday that McFarlane toys will be releasing.  The sets, not surprisingly, look amazing.  Here are the photos from HBO.

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The first release is the Iron Throne Room (more photos below), which is shown with characters for King Joffrey, Tyrion Lannister, members of the Kingsguard and Lannister guards. Upcoming playsets include a Mother of Dragons set and an Attack on The Wall set. Each includes some scene-specific characters and accessories and retails from $14.99 to $49.99 (the fully stocked spread below includes the Iron Throne Room’s starter kit plus additional characters that cost extra). The figurines ($3.99 each) have articulated body parts and include characters like Tyrion, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Grey Worm, Ghost, Rhaegal, an Unsullied, a Crow, a Wildling and a Wight. Read the rest!

:: OUAT Finds a King

When we last left Storybrooke we saw Emma being swept away in a cloud of dark evil and finally heard the name of the Sorcerer that might be able to save her.  That name was Merlin (which wasn’t really a surprise because…well…he’s the grand daddy of all the sorcerers.)

Where there is Merlin you’ll usually find an Arthur.  And so OUAT is heading to Camelot and it sounds like this season is going to go full on Arthurian Legend as the gang try to save Emma from the Dark One’s curse.

OUAT has found its Arthur in the guise of Liam Garrigan who will be, according to Entertainment Weekly, sticking around for a while.  Garrigan certainly looks regal and will be joined by a Guinevere as well as Sinqua Walls who will be reprising his role as Lancelot.

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I’m excited by the prospect of Camelot being the focus of the new season.  It reminds me of Covington Cross which (sigh) didn’t last that long but was a lot of fun at the time and gave us Glenn Quinn (RIP Doyle from Angel) and Nigel Terry.

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:: Ash Vs Tumblr

Continuing the days Ash Vs Evil Dead new, you should go check out the shows  Tumblr page.  It seems Starz wants to dominate social media with the series (Smart move) and they are doing a great job.

The Tumblr account though is extra nice with lots of exclusive content and some pretty niffty Evil Dead gifs, images, and bonus content from Ash himself.  They even have a button to allow you to share your Evil Dead fan art.

Check out the page here and this is what you can expect

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:: Our First Look at Full ASH

Entertainment Weekly has released the first full image of Bruce Campbell sporting his trademark uniform along with trademark weapon of choice in Ash Vs. The Evil Dead.  Ash Williams is back and the saw is with him.  Along with a nice dash of gore.

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Campbell is looking pretty good here, although the saw looks smaller than the original.  This probably helps in being able to move around quick though.  Also, is that an Smart badge I see?

It does my heart good to see this though.  I love that Ash has his own sort of clothes, tan pants & blue shirt, just like say Freddy Krueger does with the fedora and sweater.  Or Jason with the hockey mask.  There aren’t a lot of monster fighters that are as iconic as the monsters they fight.  I can only think of say, Van Helsing and Buffy that come to mind quickly along with Ash.  He’s in good company.

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on Starz in the fall of 2015.

“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” Campbell says of the new show. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.” Read the rest!

:: Are you ready to build Westeros? Now you can!

Idle Hands just broke the news that Todd McFarlane and McFarlane toys are going to be following up their Walking Dead toysets with a line of Game of Thrones construction sets.  The news will be officially announced tomorrow. These are more detailed than your typical Lego action and are a lot more gory (at least the line of Walking Dead sets are.)  I can only assume a Red Wedding would give those zombie sets a run for their money.

No pics of the actual sets yet, but here’s one of the Walking Dead sets if you aren’t familiar with them:

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Nice huh?  Here’s the scoop:

Lannister Banner Pack:
• Help show support for each House’s claim to the Iron Throne
• Starter pack for the Lannister army, which features a family banner with sigil
• Includes Lannister soldiers – one at attention, the other on guard
• Contains customisable weeds, dirt, and banner

Stark Banner Pack:
• Starter pack for the Stark army, which features a family banner with sigil
• Help show support for each House’s claim to the Iron Throne
• Includes Stark soldiers – one attacking, the other at attention
• Contains customisable weeds and dirt and banner

Throne Room Set:
• Showcases the most iconic room in the TV series
• Includes Joffrey Baratheon and a King’s Guard
• Set features the Iron Throne, two candelabras, stone backdrop, an ornate stained glass window, sconces,
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• Figures feature articulation at main joints and have bases to lock onto building set bricks

Blind Bagged Single Figures:
• Twelve buildable figure set, which includes various lead and supporting characters from the hit TV show
• Offers the ability to build various armies from different Houses and factions. Read the rest!

:: Comicon Shopping ala the BBC

BBCAmerica has announced it’s SDCC booth’s items that you’ll be able to purchase next month.  As time grows near prepare to have the budget you already put together blown away because 12TH DOCTOR IS IN THE HOUSE AND SO IS SHERLOCK AND ORPHAN BLACK!

The 2015 San Diego Comic Con is upon us, check out all the amazing things that the BBC AMERICA booth will be selling and the first to market product and exclusives just for Comic Con!

ATTENTION WHOVIANS

TWELFTH DOCTOR SONIC SCREWDRIVER UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL MAKES EXCLUSIVE DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IN BBC AMERICA BOOTH (#4129)

BBC AMERICA SHOP ANNOUNCES FULL COMIC-CON PRODUCT LINE-UP

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 New York – June 29, 2015 – BBC Worldwide North America announced today that Doctor Who fans can soon own an extending Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control from The Wand Company, modelled after the Twelfth Doctor’s beloved gadget. The highly detailed and completely re-engineered working replica of Peter Capaldi’s iconic device will make its exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015 at the BBC AMERICA shop (booth #4129), before being released by selected retailers later in the summer. Individually laser numbered, the Sonic Screwdrivers sold at Comic-Con will each come with a signed certificate of authenticity, making them an ideal purchase for any collector. The limited edition numbered remote controls will only be available at the BBC AMERICA booth while supplies last.

The new Sonic Screwdriver has not only been updated to reflect the subtle changes in the Doctor’s coolest gadget, but now extends with a satisfying flick, just like the real thing, and includes a grip-mounted button, press-to-buzz action, and the Wand Company’s powerful Any-TV-Off functionality. The speech-teach feature makes learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to make like the Doctor and quickly take control of their home entertainment equipment – iPod docks, TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, in fact, pretty much anything that is controlled by an infrared remote control. Read the rest!

:: Excalibur (1981)

Sword & Sorcery Cinema Season

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Long ago, ambitious King Uther Pendragon (Gabriel Byrne) sought to unite the warring factions of The Land, and to do so employed the help of an ancient magician, Merlin (Nicol Williamson).  Merlin helped Uther recieve the magical sword, Excalibur from the Lady in The Lake, but Uther was undone by his own lustful nature.

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Plunging the blade into a stone after being ambushed by his enemies, Uther set in motion a chain of events that would become legendary.  Years later, Arthur (Nigel Terry), Uther’s lost son pulls the sword from the stone to become king, and fulfils his destiny.  It will be up to him, and Merlin to see the realms of England united, but in the shadows, plotting, lurks his sister, Morgana (Helen Mirren) who will visit ruin upon Arthur and the land alike…

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Adapted from Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur (1485) by director John Boorman and screenwriter Ropso Pallenberg, yet taking influences from other sources, such as Tristan and Isolde, earlier tales of Arthur such as those by Chrétien de Troyes, and other myths and legends surrounding Arthur and his various swords (Excalibur is not the sword in the stone for several of these.  That is instead a different sword, though Mallory conflates the two).  While the film does a disservice to older myths, it has itself become a mythologised text now being seen as a definitive story.

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It is epic in scope and glorious to look at, as Boorman paints with light, colour and shade, his work given fantastic life by the score.  The music is a mixture of classical works, notably Wagner’s Siegfried’s Funeral March, the prelude to Tristan and Isolde, and the prelude to Parsifal, with Carl Orff’s wonderful Carmina Burana playing several times, and an original score by Trevor Jones which all seem to match seemlessly to give a rich, portentious personality to the film. Read the rest!

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