FEAR THE WALKING DEAD — Episode 2 “So Close, Yet So Far” Recap

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I guess like the mothership, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is going to move like molasses. Last night’s second episode did just that (move slowly) as the characters were confined to essentially three locations (DTLA/Ruben Blades’ barber shop; the high school; the family home). I suppose the first season arc (all 6 episodes of it) will be the plight of our main characters escaping Los Angeles, which I guess is fine because this episode, as well as the rest of the season, was shot in Vancouver (the pilot, on the other hand, was shot on location in East LA) and you can totally tell the show is shot in British Columbia, because of the tight shots and the sheer Canadian cleanliness of their streets and neighborhoods.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD — Pilot Episode Recap & Review

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The pilot episode of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD aired last night, and in the tradition of our episode recaps, we’re going to recap this show as well. With the phenomenal success of the THE WALKING DEAD, it was inevitable that AMC would have a spinoff show. But, after six seasons, it finally arrives in the form of a prequel series (taking place during Rick Grimes coma), and also in a completely different location (Los Angeles, before the zombie apocalypse).

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YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: FANTASTIC FOUR

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

Dom: A reboot of FANTASTIC FOUR based on the Marvel comic. There were 2 previous FF films that stunk, 3 if you count the unreleased Roger Corman version. This FANTASTIC FOUR is……85% of a very good movie.

Liz: So, I wasn’t able to see what sounds like an AMAZING movie experience aka the new FANTASTIC BORE. I mean FANTASTIC FOUR! In the spirit of the films, I shall be adding my two cents as the invisible woman to this showdown.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

DOM: The 5th film in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series. Do we realize that the 6th one would be MI6? Does that beg for crossover with James Bond or what?

Anderson: Aside from this being an obvious remake of the ‘70s TV show, I really liked ROGUE NATION because it’s actually setting up more of a continuity and world building than the previous editions. There’s actually references to previous films and how the “rogue actions” of the IMF have resonated with consequences for the entire team.

Korean girl does shot-for-shot remake of JURASSIC WORLD trailer

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I know this is old news, but I can’t get enough of this. A young Korean woman, who goes by the YouTube name Hozzah2 uploaded a shot-for-shot remake of the gargantuan box office hit JURASSIC WORLD trailer and she did it all in the comfort of her bedroom. It’s super lo-fi, but she totally commits to the various roles, including playing Chris Pratt (with moustache) and Bryce Dallas Howard with a coffee cup always in her hand. She even does a mean velociraptor too with a fierce facial expression, a hair clip and a hoodie.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-con 2015: Podcast episodes 13 – 19

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The Daily Buzz, the film and entertainment news podcast produced by Irene Cho recently returned from Comic-con 2015 and we’re going to be posting the various podcast episodes straight from San Diego. Here’s the final list of podcast episodes (13 – 19), with some of the best and most talented creators of today’s pop culture climate.

Podcast Episode 13The Daily Buzz chats up with @tumblr spokesperson, Amanda Ferri inside the Giant Ape Media/Funimation suite at the Marriott Marquis Hotel during San Diego Comic-con. Ferri breaks down why this blogging and social networking site is so popular, shares highlights from MTV’s Fandom Awards, talks about how fans can connect offline at events like Tumblr’s “Welcome To Nightfall” Meetup, and tells us why Taylor Swift is a must follow on Tumblr.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: PIXELS

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

DOMMAH: PIXELS is based on the utterly satisfying 2.5-minute film PIXELS by Patrick Jean. It adds about 103 minutes of plot recycled from STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and TRON.

Liz: PIXELS is based on an fun short film that you should go and watch RIGHT NOW. Did you go watch it? Awesome, right? Now, take everything you love about that short… and then take a dump all over it. And ta-da! You now you have the latest Adam Sandler release PIXELS.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-con 2015 — Podcast Episodes 6 – 12

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The Daily Buzz, the film and entertainment news podcast produced by Irene Cho recently returned from Comic-con 2015 and we’re going to be posting the various podcast episodes straight from San Diego. Here’s podcast episodes 6 through 12.

Podcast Episode 6

Interview with Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Gene Roddenberry (STAR TREK).

Podcast Episode 7

The Daily Buzz spoke with Ryan Peterson (Brand Manager, Rainbow Six Siege-UBISOFT); Michael Kinney (Extra Life, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital); Laura Moberg Lavoie (Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA) at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp district across from the San Diego Convention Center at the 46th Annual Comic-con International San Diego 2015.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-con 2015 Podcasts Episode 1 – 5

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The Daily Buzz, the film and entertainment news podcast produced by Irene Cho recently returned from Comic-con 2015 and we’re going to be posting the various podcast episodes straight from San Diego. Here’s podcast episodes 1 through 5.
In episode 1, the Daily Buzz at Comicon International San Diego spoke with filmmakers, Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne about their documentary, “The Death of Superman Lives”: What Happened?” on the patio of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, overlooking the San Diego Bay.
Directed by Jon Schnepp, this feature length documentary film focuses on the 1996
Warner Brothers’ “Superman Lives” which had Tim Burton attached to direct and Nicolas Cage as Superman. The film is packed with interviews including director Tim Burton; screenwriter Kevin Smith; producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura; production designer Rick Heinrichs; special effects artist/designer Steve Johnson, and costume designer Colleen Atwood, just to name a few. “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” explores what could have been one of the most exciting Superman movies ever made.
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YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: ANT-MAN

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?
DOMMAH: ANT-MAN is based on a superhero in the Marvel Universe, and is also a loose remake of WONDER WOMAN Episode 306, in which Wonder Woman battles Formicida, an insane chemist with the power of a human-sized ant.

Liz: Whoa DOMMAH. I had no idea that ANT-MAN was based on a WONDER WOMAN episode. #KnowledgeIsPower. I would say that ANT-MAN is a new branch in the Marvel Avenger’s movie universe that Disney hopes to make tons of money off of.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: MINIONS

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

Liz: MINIONS is a spinoff series of the popular little twinkie/tatertot characters from the DESPICABLE ME movie franchise. They speak gibberish that oddly sounds a lot like Spanish and their goal is to work for the most evil boss they can find.

SIDE NOTE: You should know, that I have a very particular sense of “cute.” I love Hello Kitty. If something is round and organic in shape, fluffy, cutely colored, and funny looking, I will probably like it and want to squeeze it to death (like my dogs). Technically, I should love the Minions! They’re roundish, funny, and have personalities. However, even in DESPICABLE ME, I just could not get behind them. I know that I should think they’re cute, and yet something about the combination of their primary colors (Hello Kitty is made of primary colors and I love her), their weird language (Stitch has an alien language and I love him), and their slapstick humor (I’m a sucker for any physical comedy) makes me just cringe when thinking about them. I just wanted to bring all of this up so that you are aware that I was not the happiest camper going to see this movie. However, I was pumped to see it theater filled with kids, so I could tell what made the kids laugh even if I didn’t find things particularly funny.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: TERMINATOR GENYSIS

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot or a “based on…” and how does it compare to the previous version, or the source material?

Dom: T5 is all of those R’s! It’s a sequel, and also a reboot with new actors cast in familiar roles, and also remakes iconic scenes from the original TERMINATOR, and also recycles the same time-travel discussions we had in TERMINATORS 1 through 4, and it all makes sense because of time machines. But what I want to know is, have we ever really confronted the issue that the whole TERMINATOR story is essentially about a guy having sex with his best friend’s mother?