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#2496

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Huh. Kirkman looks different from what I expected.


#2497

I know, he really looks like this:

http://www.etonline.com/media/photo/2016/02/24217135/1280_Walking_Dead_Michonne_Danai_Gurira.jpg


#2498

The reviews I read said it wasn’t very good.


#2499

It also didn’t get a big push from Netflix, which I thought was odd. It didn’t even come up on their opening channel like new premiering shows usually do.


#2500

Speaking of those weird little channels, there’s a new curio down the end of the entertainment section: Property TV. It’s a mix of infomercials, property shows, what seem to be Indian entertainment shows, old serials (Dick Tracy and Flash Gordon), one random 50s American sitcom (Love That Bob) and then a show called Ballsey Women, on at midnight.

I, of course, checked out Ballsey Women. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t Olympic medallist badminton player Gail Emms interviewing Ron Atkinson.


#2501

The funny thing is… they don’t use balls in badminton!!!

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:sweat:


#2502

#2503

I really wanted to like the show, but it didn’t deliver at all. The cast was great, but the plot took way too long to boil over and some of the side stories were duds. I couldn’t see it lasting more than a season.


#2504

JUDGE DREDD TV SHOW: EXCLUSIVE FIRST CONCEPT ART IMAGES

IGN can exclusively reveal the first concept development sketches of the Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV show.

The first, ‘Democracy March’, shows the suspended streets packed with people amidst the Mega-City skyline (including the Statue of Liberty). The title may well be a reference to the events of “America”, one of the Judge Dredd comic series’ most well-loved storylines, which tackled some incredibly heavy themes, and saw a major change in Dredd’s depiction.

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http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2017/08/unnamed.jpg

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http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/08/11/judge-dredd-tv-show-exclusive-first-concept-art-images


#2505

Burn After Reading is one of my favorite comedies. Any indulgence is forgiven by Brad Pitt’s character’s attempt at a tough guy stare and that closing scene with J.K. Simmons. :smile:


#2506

That looks like… a dark sci-fi city?


#2507

Aye, that’s my first thoughts on seeing it. That said there’s been dozens of different artists have given their interpretation of Mega City One (a decent wee article written by Matt “Disraeli” Brooker about it can be found here http://disraeli-demon.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/lowlife-creation-part-five-all-joy-i.html?m=1 ) and it’s always felt right so I’m happy enough to wait and see what develops.


#2508

So nice IGN put up “first images” three days after Dark Horizons posted.


#2509

#2511

Another Netflix get:


#2512

It’s interesting Disney seems to have walked back how completely their split with Netflix is too. From recent comments it seems as though Star Wars and Marvel movies may remain on Netflix after 2019.


#2513

I’m curious how/if they will handle the Marvel TV series as Netflix partially funded and presumably partially owns those.

Disney would probably be smart to start a kids content streaming service. Which may be what they’re shooting for.


#2514

That was part of the walk back as well but I think most people assumed those would stay on Netflix because of the joint production.


#2515

I think headlines may be to blame for that. Ones like “Kirkman leaves AMC for Amazon” or “Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix” when all their remaining shows will stay exactly where they are.

The first article I read on the Disney story made it very plain that only the kids stuff was in the new deal, Disney Animation and Pixar, and the rest is up for later discussion.


#2516

I think Disney is responsible for some of that confusion as well. Or at least CNBC, which is what a lot of articles quoted. Their article originally said this:

“CEO Bob Iger told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin Disney had a ‘good relationship’ with Netflix, but decided to exercise an option to move its content off the platform. Movies to be removed include Marvel as well as Disney titles. It will also be making a ‘significant investment’ in exclusive movies and television series for the new platform.”

It’s been changed multiple times since then.