This is something that is not exactly in keeping with your usual kind of dragon. This is the first episode of a very short-lived sitcom called “Scorch” about a 1300 year old dragon that wakes up in modern times after a 100 year long nap and lives with an actor and his daughter.
Only 3 of the 6 produced episodes were aired due to lack of interest from audiences. Although with good reason because the jokes on this show inspire more groans than laughs. Despite its flaws, it has the novelty of having a dragon as main character.
If the Scorch puppet used in the show looked a little more raggedy it would make a fine addition to the cast of Five Nights At Freddy’s.
This was indeed super campy, but pretty cute! I would probably have been into it as a small kid to be honest; I watched/dread everything with dragons I could find! And the “on this show, not very good is fine *looks into the camera*” line did make me laugh.
The Dead Next Door is coming to high definition - if its Indiegogo is
successful, at least. Director J.R. Bookwalter has launched the campaign to fund
the “Ultimate Edition” 3-disc release through Tempe Video.
He’s looking to raise $15,000, and you can pre-order the set (limited to 1,000) beginning at the $35 tier. It’s expected to ship in October. They’ve already raised over $2,500 in a day, so things are looking good.
The 1989 Super-8 zombie cult classic is perhaps best remember for its Evil Dead connection; it was produced by Sam Raimi, features Scott Spiegel in the cast and includes character dubbing by Bruce Campbell.
Disc 1 (Blu-ray)
Feature Presented in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio
Feature Presented in 1.85:1 Widescreen (first time ever!)
Surround and Stereo 2.0 mixes
Surround Mix with Original Cast (first time ever!)
commentary (participants TBA)
2005 commentary with
writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, actor Michael Todd and cinematographer Michael
look at the 2K restoration
2005 Behind the
Scenes & Outtakes
All-new 2015 and
original 1999 trailer
Disc 2 (DVD)
Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Stereo
2.0 mixes (78 mins.)
Release Version with Stereo 2.0 mix (85 mins.)
Commentary with Doug Tilley and Moe Porne of The No-Budget Nightmares Podcast
20 Years in 15
Three Miles Out
Disc 3 (CD)
Picture Soundtrack with Complete Score by J.R. Bookwalter plus unreleased songs
by Argus, Joy Circuit and Three Miles Out
So... Is everyone satisfied now? Because--I kind of am.
First a small thing: WHY THEY HAD TO ANNOUNCE MAGNUS WHEN EUROPE WAS SLEEPING?!?!?!?! :(
Second: THANK YOU! If I didn’t find your message when I woke up I wouldn’t know about the casting.
About Harry. I have only one small issue and it’s Glee. I’m in the Glee fandom, I’m a shipper and the Glee fandom is quite ‘complicated’ (including me). Sometimes I want to take a break from it and all the drama. And I really don’t want all that to get into the Shadowhunters fandom too.
I didn’t picture Harry as Magnus. But he has the right age, he’s good looking, he and Matthew look good together . So yeah, I’m quite happy. I’m not super-iper-extra excited as I was for Matthew. But I blame the Glee influence and I’m sure he’ll be great.
Also, Harry is an adorable and kind guy, he deserves this success and all the fans’ support. I’m really happy for him! And I’m happy that you’re happy!
What You're thinking of Shadowhunters cast ? I love you soo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the cast right now ^.^ They look the part, especially in edits where people edited in the right hair/eye color etc. So I am super excited for it! I don’t know how any of them are acting-wise except for Dominic Sherwood and Harry Shum Jr. so I can only judge on looks, but so far I like them. I don’t completely love the new Magnus yet because the last one was great and he is so in my head, and Harry looks kind of young? But on the other hand that might be a good thing because Magnus stopped aging around 20 or something. But I don’t know, I will have to see him acting as Magnus first. Or maybe I just have to get used to the idea that Godfrey Gao is not Magnus anymore ㅠ.ㅠ
All the news in the fandom has me so excited for the show! So much is happening right now! I wasn’t in the fandom yet when the movie was cast so I completely missed all that. It’s great to be in the middle of it all this time!
On May 10, I got to see the NC Theatre production of Next to Normal and it was all kinds of wonderful. What follows is a rough “review” about how I felt each actor did in the show and the show overall. Keep in mind that everybody was really very good and the production was amazing overall, so some of this is really nitpicky stuff. I adored the production and I adore the show and the cast are lovely and talented people.
Lauren Kennedy played Diana and was STUNNING. She looked pretty young (maybe late 30s) so on the young age to be Diana but you buy it because Natalie looked super young too. Anyway, Lauren was amazing. She brought such emotion to every word she said and her facial expressions were on point. She was in complete control of her body and voice and it’s clear to me why she’s a well known local name and was the “star power” of the show here. She rivaled Alice Ripley at how good she was.
Charlie Pollock was Dan. (He was a replacement on Broadway for Bobby Strong in Urinetown, so I adored him as a person). He was very good with the acting. He seemed to struggle a bit with the higher notes, and his voice was a little nasally (though Dan tends to be a very nasal part in general) but he was still good and powerful in the role, and he and Lauren had wonderful stage chemistry and you totally bought that they’d been married for seventeen years or so.
Mike Schwitter was Gabe. (He was also on Broadway as an understudy for the role of Pippin in Pippin and also played the character Lewis in that show.) He was stunningly good. He played Gabe with the right level of sinister, because Gabe really is a sinister character if you think about it. He’s there to fuck up Diana’s life under the guise of him loving her. I mean he gets her to attempt suicide. That’s fucked up. But Mike Schwitter played the sinister with this wonderful level of charm as well. And it worked. He was as good as Aaron Tveit was, and Aaron is the poster child for how Gabe should be played in my opinion.
Charlie Brady played Dr. Madden and Dr. Fine. And he was superb! He tended to steal the scenes he was in, because he had this electric personality and a killer voice and he was incredible. He milked every line of those roles for all they were worth.
Ben Fankhauser was okay. His acting was good and he was really sweet as Henry, and it showed in his interactions with Natalie. He has a nice voice, he just needed to sing the melody correctly. And he did not. But he wasn’t TERRIBLE, if that makes sense. Just not an A+ Henry.
English Bernhardt was Natalie. And I absolutely adored her. (So much so that when I got to meet her after the show and got her autograph I got all flustered and had a fangirl moment and forgot the name of her character as I was trying to tell her she was my favorite. It was really rather embarrassing, but she was lovely.) She looked the right age to be Natalie, and she played it with the right mix of anxiety and sweetness and aloofness and it was wonderful and she was wonderful and she was so good with every other actor and she is a star in the making. Also her voice is incredible. She had such a command over it and brought this range of emotion into each of her songs. She was incredible. Best Natalie I’ve seen.
And then the directing was stunning! It was a bit more minimalist and it was in a fairly small theatre but it was staged beautifully. The lighting was actually superb. Like they had all these little lights along the scaffolding of the house that lit up during certain songs, and the way they lit this lamp on stage was really cool and they made ample use of the second floor of the house and it was really just spot on direction. It was incredible.
It was, overall, a really good production of the show and I am eternally thankful I got to see it live!
I feel like this is an argument that has been going on for years and years. I think I realized this only last year because I was writing a paper on Asian American Presence in Children Television Show and I had to think about shows where there was an Asian American in the main cast of the shows. I could only think of 3 and I needed to think about at least 3 shows. It look me a very long time for me to think of them. I didn’t want to use Avatar the Last Airbender because that show in general is influenced by Asian culture and traditions. I actually just looked up who created that show and WOW white people and only 1 Asian person in the writing team. What in the hell. But they did a good job so I give them a round of applause for not super Americanizing it.
I could only think of Power Rangers (I don’t remember which ones, I think the first one ever), Jake Long the American Dragon, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I think that’s really sad that I can only think of 3 kid tv shows that I’ve watched with Asian Americans in them.
The thing is, not only do Asian Americans have to be persistent in getting roles but there needs to be Asian Americans working within media and talent agency to redirect the Asian Americans actors/actresses to directors and everything and also Americans have to be more open minded to having Asians in roles that are not stereotypical.
I’m also watching Grey’s Anatomy and Sarah Oh is in the main cast. Yes, she’s in a medical intern role which could be seen as “model minority” since she’s smart and trying to be a doctor, but I think there’s nothing super Asian about her. Like her character is very closed off, very blunt, uncaring at times, but also sarcastic, sassy, and driven. I don’t think you would expect that in an Asian American role on a major television show.
I think a lot of people nowadays are talking about how there was no representation when they were children, but they were talking about in their days. I think it’s changing–just really slowly. Asian Americans that are rising up to be actors/actresses/comedians–they’re all doing it because there were no influences when they were children and they want to be the influences of the children in this generation now. And I think that’s a good thing.
I had a lot of fun with this project, it really pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and gave me a chance to photograph someone on a professional basis rather than shooting friends and classmates.
I will admit at first when I heard we would be sourcing our own models for the shoots that I was really worried, as it was something that I had never done before and had no clue about finding someone to shoot.
After talking with a couple friends I decided purpleport would be a good place to start as its geared towards people looking to begin the journey like myself. I posted a casting call for the shoot and got a few replies but some of the people just were not right for me. I settled with a guy who was starting to model in the alternative scene as he had a really badass look to him and was perfect for my punk/metal shoot.
Shooting day went super well and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome and would love to work with him again in the future.
I really enjoyed this project as its made me see that working with strangers and other creative people was a fun thing to do.
MovieTickets.com scored the best look at the new Fantastic Four movie cast displaying their super-powers in their new commercial. It doesn’t have a particularly good look at the Thing, but don’t worry, you can see him after the jump. Just be ready for a shock.
I stage door for the first time and I was so awkward. The cast was so super nice. They keep thanking us for come but I was not sure how to answer because I wanted to be there, it is not like I was force to be there. I was not scared to ask for pictures because I only really know half of them and it kind if looked like they want to get out of there too. uggh but they where so sweet and all really good looking.
I’m going to try to be fair. I think the casting looks really good (and screw anyone who gives them flack for Olsen). Other than that, I’m not sold. I’m hoping it was just a poorly thought out trailer, though really, how could this get released after the SNL “Black Widow” parody? Also, it seems like they keep trying to be genre-savvy and self-reflective (”no capes” and “do we really want to call her supergirl”) but then quickly backing away from actually changing anything.
But my biggest question is how they are going to handle Superman himself. Having him on as a regular would dilute the point of the show. Never having him would just be ridiculous. Every time she has to save the world, we’d be asking ourselves, “Where the hell is Kal?”