Ratched Trailer: Netflix’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Prequel Series


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may not be a movie that easily lends itself to the possibility of a sequel or a prequel, but that hasn’t stopped Evan Romansky, Ryan Murphy and Netflix from moving forward with Ratched, a TV series that explores the backstory for the film’s memorable villain, Nurse Ratched. Originally played by Louise Fletcher in the 1975 film, the series stars Sarah Paulson in the lead role and takes place in 1947 with Ratched seeking employment at a Northern California psychiatric hospital. Obviously this show follows in the footsteps of series like Hannibal and Bates Motel which explore the evolution of a monster, balancing both drama and suspense. With a supporting cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll and Vincent D’Onofrio, the show arrives on September 18th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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Green Hornet Animated Series in the Works from Kevin Smith


After premiering the first trailer for his upcoming movie Killroy Was Here over the weekend, Kevin Smith has unveiled another big announcement. He is reportedly teaming up with a company called WildBrain to produce a Green Hornet animated series and it sounds like it will be at least partially based on his comic book run for Dynamite Entertainment from a decade ago. This will be a contemporary update that revolves around Green Hornet’s son and Kato’s daughter taking up the mantle and fighting crime in Century City. Smith had this to say about the announcement:

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Game Junk Reviews: The Last of Us Part II

We scrounge up a full spoiler-filled review of The Last of Us Part II with special guest Scott.

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The Comey Rule Trailer Starring Brendan Gleeson and Jeff Daniels


Although it feels like a lifetime ago that Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, next month Showtime will debut a two-night mini-series about the events called The Comey Rule. Based on Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, the series stars Jeff Daniels as Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Trump. Writer-director Billy Ray (Breach) is known for adapting true stories (most recently he wrote the script for Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell) and although this could easily have turned into an Adam McKay-style skewering, he is attempting to stay close to the truth without exaggerating for comedic effect. The Comey Rule co-stars Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, William Sadler and Joe Lo Truglio and it premieres on Sept. 27th; check out the first teaser trailer below and see what you think.

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Miranda July’s Kajillionaire Trailer


It’s been 15 years since Miranda July’s directorial debut Me and You and Everyone We Know charmed audiences and since then she has directed just one other movie (2011’s The Future). She has also done a few shorts and starred in Madeline’s Madeline, but the good news is that she is back behind the camera this year with a brand new movie called Kajillionaire. The movie stars Evan Rachel Wood as the daughter of two con artists (Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins) and after years of training and conditioning she is finally looking to break free from their rule. The perfect opportunity presents itself when a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) is invited to help them with their latest scam. As we’ve come to expect from Miranda July, this looks quirky, surreal and whimsical, which all sounds like a welcome change of pace right about now. Kajillionaire will supposedly hit theatres on September 18th, although as with all release dates right now it is unclear if that will end up being the case. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.

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HBO’s Watchmen Leads the 2020 Emmy Nominations


The nominations for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this week and they certainly spoke to the changing landscape of television with Netflix earning a record 160 nominations across all categories. Amazon, Hulu, Disney Plus and even Quibi were in the mix as well, although HBO’s Watchmen was the show that received the most nods this year with a total of 26. Ozark and Succession led the dramas with 18 nominations while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel topped the comedy categories with 20. The Mandalorian received 15 nominations. Check out a list of the nominees from most of the major categories below and let us know what you think.

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AMC and Universal Strike Deal to Shorten Theatrical Window


Back in April, Universal was one of the first studios to embrace premium VOD as a way to maintain some of their 2020 releases in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trolls World Tour proved to be a big hit for them but they were soon taken to task by AMC Theatres, who declared a future ban on all Universal movies for breaking the current theatrical window model. Of course, there hasn’t really been a way to follow through on that ban with most theatres remaining closed and no new Universal releases on the horizon, but the bad blood has continued to simmer… until now. AMC and Universal have reportedly worked out a deal that will allow Universal to utilize premium VOD moving forward with AMC apparently getting a cut of the profits. Hit the jump for more info.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #760: Palm Springs


0:00 – Intro
26:40 – Review: Palm Springs
46:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Unsolved Mysteries, Gretel & Hansel, Showbiz Kids, Rancho Notorious, Fear City: New York vs the Mafia, The Boys: Season 1
1:19:45 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD
1:32:00 – Outro
1:36:10 – Spoiler Discussion: Palm Springs

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Teaser Trailer


Just like they did last year with Fast & Furious Spy Racers, Netflix is set to launch another new DreamWorks animated series aimed at pulling a younger audience into a popular Universal movie franchise. (What’s next… Bourne Babies?) Of course, considering how much kids love dinosaurs it’s a bit surprising there was never a Jurassic Park cartoon in the first place (a quick Google reveals there was one in the works in the early 90s but it got cancelled). Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is a CG animated series that revolves around six teenagers trapped in an adventure camp on the other side of Isla Nublar while the events of the first Jurassic World film are taking place. Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) are the showrunners while Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow are listed as executive producers. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous arrives on Netflix on Sept. 18th; check out the first teaser below and let us know what you think.

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Kevin Smith’s Killroy Was Here Trailer


Kevin Smith is heading back to the horror genre with his latest film, Killroy Was Here, another anthology film in the vein of Holidays from a few years ago. In this case it appears that he ended up directing all of the segments himself, although the movie was a collaboration with students from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Based on the Killroy character popularized through graffiti during WWII, it originally grew out of his “Anti-Claus” project, which was retooled after Michael Dougherty’s Krampus hit theatres in 2015 with a very similar concept. Killroy Was Here stars Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O’Nan, Harley Quinn Smith, Chris Jericho, Justin Kucsulain, Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman and it features a creature design by Robert Kurtzman. The movie is expected to be released in early 2021; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Tenet Now Planning Theatrical Release Overseas in August Before U.S.


After last week’s decision to pull Christopher Nolan’s Tenet from their upcoming release schedule, it seemed like Warner Brothers had resigned themselves to the fact that the movie would not be able to hit theatres before the end of the summer. However, at the time it was also mentioned that another announcement was expected in the near future, possibly with a plan to move forward only in certain regions. Now this week we are hearing that they are indeed starting with a theatrical release overseas, but that will be followed a week later by a U.S. release in select cities only. Hit the jump for more info.

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ComicCon@Home Trailers: Truth Seekers, The Right Stuff, Utopia and More


In case you didn’t get a chance to tune in to any of the ComicCon@Home panels over the weekend (or didn’t have any interest), we’ve collected most of the noteworthy trailers here for you in one convenient post. As you can probably see, the vast majority of the panels and announcements were TV-related. Some of the new shows that were given a first look include Nick Frost and Simon Pegg’s upcoming Amazon series Truth Seekers, the upcoming U.S. remake of the British conspiracy thriller series Utopia, yet another Walking Dead spin-off called The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the National Geographic series The Right Stuff. Disney / 20th Century Studios also released a new trailer and the opening scene from the long-delayed Marvel movie The New Mutants. Which of these are you most looking forward to? Check out the trailers below and let us know what you think.

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