People are throwing a lot of shade at The Walking Dead at the moment for various reasons. George A. Romero has never been a fan of The Walking Dead TV show and has claimed that the show is stopping him from getting his own zombie movies financed. Romero kicked off the sub-genre in the late 60s with the seminal Night of the Living Dead and then followed it up with Dawn and Day of the Dead.
The Walking Dead is shuffling along in its seventh series, still with incredibly high ratings for a zombie horror show, but also starting to lose some of its less loyal fan base. While Rick and Daryl look like their heads are covered in a bucket of grease every episode, Carl looks like he’s been hogging the shower and ensuring his teenage follicles are going to impress his new girlfriend. Despite the battering, despite the threat of taking his son’s arm, and despite the general nastiness of Negan, some people are still just not convinced that Rick wouldn’t be fighting back against his oppressor.
According to the latest figures, The Walking Dead fans are starting to die out quicker than the show’s cast members. The watchers are becoming the walkers, and The Walking Dead fans are choosing to walk away.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has made quite the entrance in The Walking Dead since he arrived on the scene in the final episode of series 6. In a video interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morgan reveals that playing Negan is a hell of a lot of fun, but it also requires him to take a bit of his character beyond what you see on screen… and Andrew Lincoln is struggling to keep it together. If you think that Andrew Lincoln is delivering a pretty impressive performance so far over the first few episodes of series 7, well Morgan discloses that there is a good reason for this.
Are you up to date with the first few episodes of The Walking Dead series 7? I only ask because ratings are plummeting, suggesting some of you just can’t take anymore! If you’re not up to date, time to walk away. SPOILERS will follow!
If AMC didn’t think they were getting their money’s worth out of Jeffrey Dean Morgan yet, then it’s time to really stretch that dollar now. Not satisfied with the entry Negan made in the series 6 cliff-hanger or the splattering of much beloved cast members that occurred in the opening episode of season 7, then this will likely be yet another chance to see just how much of a nasty fellow Negan can really be. It will be his first time on Rick and crew’s home turf and Negan will be keen to make an impression on the other residents of Alexandria.
Despite the sad and graphic deaths of both Abraham and Glenn, Carl’s little arm being lopped off by his own father would really have taken The Walking Dead into the big leagues of brutality. What did you think of the episode?
The title of episode 1 harks back to a long-forgotten line from season 1, where Dr Edwin Jenner told Rick ‘The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be’. Episode 2 and 3 are titled The Well and The Cell respectively and there is even a synopsis for each episode revealing what they have in store. Well, the new community in episode 2 is likely to be The Kingdom.
On October 24th we will all finally find out just who Negan took his bat to in the very last scene of series 6, and then at last the speculation will be over. A new video released on the Fox’s YouTube channel has revealed one character who definitely won’t be having their brains splattered all over Negan’s dear Lucille. Well the video below shows that it most certainly will not be Rick who meets his fate at the end of Negan’s spiky baseball bat.
The stars of The Walking Dead have become pretty damn good at playing the hype game over the years, promising that each season is going to be better than next. “It’s going to explode your brain” they say! “It’s going to be the end of the world as we know it”! “The next season will make you sell your children for food and go and live in the woods with nothing but a shotgun for company”, they claim.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about how long AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead can go on for. According to AMC’s President and CEO Josh Sapan, the show could run as long as Star Trek has. Whether it’s the spin-offs or the main series itself, it looks like AMC want the walker-infested apocalypse to endure for decades.
Sorry to be the possible spoiler merchant again, but if you don’t want to know who Negan may have killed at the very end of The Walking Dead series 6 then it’s time to raise one shoulder, drag one foot behind you, pull half your intestines out and make like a zombie and walk elsewhere! Right then, for all those of you who either have a very good idea who you think Negan took his bat to, or for anyone who just can’t wait a month to find out, here’s the results of a poll conducted by Gold Derby. For anyone who read my last post on The Walking Dead, you’ll know that being able to vote for only one character might not really be good enough if current theories making their way around the internet are proved correct.
Hands up if you miss Tommy Shelby? Murphy continues to make excellent, interesting choices in his movie career continuing his run of movies with director Christopher Nolan and collaborating with exciting upcoming directors like Ben Wheatley in a film that got the crowds in awe at the Toronto Film Festival. Starring Murphy and Mr Christian Grey himself Jamie Dornan, this one certainly has sex appeal written all over it.
After THAT cliff-hanger ending to series 6, the internet has been wildly speculating about who exactly our brand new villain Negan will splatter with his barbed wire covered baseball bat he’s named Lucille. It’s only just over a month until The Walking Dead returns so let’s grab a bat and get swinging.
Walking Dead fans are all waiting with gritted teeth to find out just who the hell is on the receiving end of a barbed wire baseball bat when the series returns in October. In an interview with EW, when Jeffrey Dean Morgan is asked if he knew which character he was killing off, he claims ‘I don’t know that anybody knew on that particular evening, and if they did, no one has copped to me. It’s a reset on The Walking Dead world and it’s f—ing Negan’s world now, you know?
According to Walking Dead special effects and make-up guru and episode director Greg Nicotero, you make things go from bad to worse very quickly. After introducing the long anticipated big bad villain of the comics, Nicotero and co. left us not knowing who Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan has actually battered to death with his beloved baseball bat Lucille.
The Peaky Blinders aren’t the kind of guys you want to mess with. The Emmys showed no love for Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy or the show itself as an example of outstanding drama. Well it seems they’ve been watching a lot of Game of Thrones as the fantasy drama has swept through the nominations with 23 to its name.
The Emmy nominations for 2016 are in and there’s only one thing on my mind. Are any of the ladies finally going to be awarded for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series? Peter Dinklage has won Outstanding Supporting Actor twice before, once in 2011 and again in 2015 and is now nominated for a third time, but he is the only star of the show to actually win an Emmy so far.
Creator Noah Hawley took the Coens Brothers’ original film and really threw most of it out of the window of a speeding car when he came to make his series based in the same world that the Coens established. Now, Hawley is returning after the critically successful second series for a third delve into murder and random mayhem in the snowy setting of Minnesota. Yes that’s right, Ewan McGregor, Trainspotting legend and the second best Obi Wan that ever lived, has been cast in a dual role.
The TV Choice awards are to be held later this year on Monday 5th September where winners will be announced at the Dorchester Hotel in London. If you want to vote for them head to the TV Choice website here (quickly). With series 3 just wrapping up on BBC 2, and another two series already confirmed, Peaky Blinders is currently sitting at its… um… peak.
While blockbusters like Batman Vs Superman disappoint and shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead surpass anything on the silver screen, it’s best to look ahead at the TV schedules to see what will really be floating your boat over the next few years. “King Kong ain’t got s**t on me!” exclaimed Denzel Washington’s dodgy copper in Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. Turns out the Russian Mafia did have a little something on Detective Alonzo Harris, but that didn’t stop Washington winning the Best Actor Oscar in 2002.
Are you tired of watching TV on the small screen? Missing those old TV shows that you loved so dearly back in the day? Well, fear not! Following Dad’s Army earlier this year, and countless other adaptations from TV to film in previous years, there’s a wealth of potentially decent updates headed from small screen to silver screen over the next 12 months.
Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re one of the Peaky Blinders lads, hanging out down at the Garrison, preparing to get your razor blades out and slash someone’s face? Well hopefully not too many of you are answering ‘yes’ to that last part, but I’m sure there are a few of you who think there are worse ways to dress than the dashing suits of the Peaky Blinders boys. Series creator Steven Knight has picked up on the love for the fashions displayed in his intense Birmingham-set period TV opus.
Series 3 of Peaky Blinders is done and dusted and though it may have started slowly, it built to an explosive crescendo. BBC 2 have already confirmed two more series are on the way from creator Steven Knight, but when can we expect a movie, if ever? It’s the biggest and best looking thing on BBC 2 by a mile and the morally complex world of the Peaky Blinders has been brilliantly explored over 18 luxurious episodes of the show so far.
Be warned: spoilers for the film and TV series throughout! There are persistent rumours that Shane Meadows might not yet be done with his wonderful cast of characters from the This is England saga. Shane Meadows’ 2006 film This is England was an instant cinematic classic on release.