You thought we forgot about you again. You thought we weren’t going to have a new episode of The Flickcast and that we’d skipped a week. Well, you were wrong. Again. We’re just late … again.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe talk about the new Ghostbusters movie and trailer, Saturday Night Live, the current state of movie and TV comedy, J.K. Simmons’ new gig, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the Netflix series House of Cards (now back for Season 4) and and Joe’s pick of the classic movie Highlander, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Damn.
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Sadly, we were not that impressed when we saw the first trailer for MTV’s upcoming Teen Wolf series. To us, it just seems a bit too much Twilight and not much substance.
Fortunately, with a new trailer out now from the network, it seems we may have to re-think our opinion — at least a little. In the new trailer, we still get the requisite shirtlessness and hormone-fueled teen angst, but it does look less and less like Twilight.
With it’s grittier look and tone this version of Teen Wolf seems intended not just for the younger MTV audience but perhaps for more mature viewers as well. For more, here’s the official synopsis from MTV:
Scott was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life forever. Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human – or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Scott will try to control his urges, but mostly he’s scared that it’s his urges that could end up controlling him.
TEEN WOLF is the story of Scott as he tries to walk the line between what he wants and what he can’t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for his relationship with Allison – the girl he can’t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers, or if he should fear them.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Teen Wolf premieres Sunday, June 5, right after the 2011 MTV Movie awards.
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This week’s pick is the 2001 A&E original The Lost Battalion directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander) which tells the story of the U.S. Army’s 308th battalion, 77th Infantry Div. and their amazing five day struggle against fierce German opposition in the Meuse-Argonne offensive during the tail end of World War I. The story was written by James Carabatsos (Hamburger Hill).
Rick Schroder turns out a rather good performance as Major Charles Whittlesey, a New York lawyer turned citizen soldier who led his men to victory in this almost forgotten moment in history. The film also stars Phil McKee (Capt. George McMurty), Jamie Harris (Sgt. Gaedeke), Jay Rodan (Lt. Leak), Adam James (Capt. Nelson Holderman, K Company, 307th Inf. Div.), Daniel Caltagirone (Pvt. Phillip Cepeglia), Michael Goldstrom (Pvt. Jacob Rosen), and Wolf Kahler (General von Sybel).
In October 1918, U.S., French, and British armies were beating back the Germans after nearly four years of everlasting trench warfare which stretched from the Swiss border to the North Sea. After only just one year of fighting, the United States had suffered thousands of casualties and was gaining a reputation as “fierce and unpredictable” by their German adversaries. American intelligence believes that the Germans are planning a major offensive in the Meuse-Argonne sector, and plans are underway to cut them off before they can overrun the American lines.
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Everybody loves the original Teen Wolf franchise. Apparently, that doesn’t include the executives at MTV, as the first trailer for their rehashed version of the film has hit the web, and the only similarity we can see is it’s title. Here’s the full breakdown of the show from MTV.
The show will focus around the dorky teen wolf, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), as he maneuvers his way through high school after he gets a bunch of superpowers, including the ability to attract the ladies, after a wolf attack. The show will be both a drama and a buddy-comedy, with Scott’s buddy being played by Dylan, who isn’t initially buying into Scott’s tale. Crystal is on board as the new girl who falls for Scott and the other Tyler (Tyler Hoechlin) will be the local bad werewolf.” Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis is the writer and Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) is the helmer.
Basically, forget Michael J. Fox and even Jason Bateman and accept that this is a spinoff of Twilight in which the werewolf is the hero. The worst part is that you never actually see a wolf in the teaser, just some Thriller-like makeup.
Judge for yourself and check out the teaser after the jump.
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