MANILA – Two stars of the AMC horror zombie series “The Walking Dead” are coming to Manila this year. In an official announcement on Facebook on Sunday, it was revealed that actors Michael Cudlitz and Steven Ogg are among the celebrity guests of this year’s Toycon Philippines. In “The Walking Dead,” Cudlitz plays the role of Sergeant Abraham Ford, while Ogg portrays Simon. Aside from the widely popular show, Cudlitz previously played John Cooper on “Southland” where he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He was also Sergeant Denver "Bull" Randleman on the miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Meanwhile, Ogg has also appeared in “Better Call Saul,” “Law & Order,” “Person of Interest,” “The Tick” and “Westworld.” The 2019 Toycon Philippines will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on June 28-30. … [Read more...] about News ‘Walking Dead’ stars to grace this year’s Toycon PH
Bono, Elton John, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits... The red carpet at Cannes is shaping up to look like a dream rock festival line-up. Not to mention Rihanna and a couple of the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who may yet put in an appearance at the world's biggest film festival, which starts Tuesday. The opening movie alone, the tongue-in-cheek zombie flick The Dead Don't Die, is chock full of A-lister musicians. As well as Waits and Iggy Pop -- who plays a rampaging member of the undead -- it also stars singer Selena Gomez and rapper and Wu-Tang Clan guru RZA. Its director Jim Jarmusch is a composer in his spare time and leads Bill Murray and Adam Driver are both musical, with the Groundhog Day actor touring North America as a singer with a chamber orchestra in 2017. And that is all before the promise of Elton John bringing his grand piano to the Croisette to play at the premiere of his biopic, Rocketman. With Bohemian Rhapsody taking more than $900 million at the box office, … [Read more...] about Cannes rocks! Tsunami of pop stars make film festival splash
SPOILER ALERT! Following the third episode premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8 on April 29, David Benioff (Executive Producer, Writer) and D.B. Weiss (Executive Producer, Writer) break down Episode 3 in ‘Inside The Episode’ “Because it’s such a long battle, and this episode is important that we feel the ebb and flow and so there are moments when you think things are going a little bit better for the living, we felt like it was important to have that moment of hope when Mel comes in and lights up their oxen and they’ll ride off into battle.” “We knew this episode was going to be almost entirely battle and that can get really boring, really quickly. You can watch it for a certain number of minutes before the effect starts to dampen. “Part of it was making sure that we really stayed focused on the characters, and so whether it’s Arya’s storyline or Sansa, Tyrion down the Crypt or Jon Snow and Dany up in the dragons, kind of like … [Read more...] about Behind-the-scenes of The Long Night
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Mon., April 29, 2019 If you could have collected the sighs of satisfaction emanating from movie theatres and home TV rooms this past weekend, they would have been as loud as thunder. We collectively attained peak movies and peak TV in the same time frame, as stories years in the telling reached thrilling climaxes: Avengers: Endgame and the “Battle of Winterfell” episode of Game of Thrones. It bodes well for an entertainment industry that has felt under siege by the advancements of digital technology. Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd and final film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga, which began with Iron Man in 2008. Endgame also concludes the epochal battle for survival — MCU superheroes vs. supervillain Thanos — that began with last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which ended with one of the biggest cliffhangers in movie history. Endgame brought the Marvel fan base out like … [Read more...] about Avengers and Game of Thrones prove the worth of a tale well told
By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times Mon., April 29, 2019 So who had “Game of Thrones will just wrap up its whole Night King/humanity-unifying climate change allegory in 82 minutes” in their office pool? After all the talking that until now made up the final season of HBO’s fantasy blockbuster, the Battle of Winterfell arrived with a vengeance Sunday night. But for all the bad omens, fond farewells and seeming inevitability of mass casualties (imagined by at least one viewer, anyway), the great war ended on the side of humanity with Arya killing the Night King (and everyone else in his army) with her Valyrian steel dagger. Needless to say, Arya doesn’t pay for a meal anywhere in Westeros the rest of her life — at least until she meets whatever’s ahead in sunny King’s Landing. But before getting too far into the lethal blow that came at the precise, telegenic moment when all seemed lost for the humans of the North, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell stuck its landing. What happens next?