Canadian fans no longer have to resort to illegal downloads in order to watch Adult Swim’s… er… unique (yeah, that’s the ticket!) programming.
Turner’s Adult Swim (‘raising the bar for baffling entertainment’) has just announced an exclusive new SVOD service for Canadians. The new direct-to-consumer app is now live for the almost-free sum of $3.99/mo. via iTunes and Google Play (includes access to more than 400 hours of Adult Swim’s popular original programming).
1-2-3! El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground is now available exclusively on iTunes. The complete first season and the Season 2 Season Pass are now available (U.S. only) with new episodes becoming available the day after they air on El Rey Network.
And speaking of Lucha Underground – King Cuerno takes on Fenix in the next episode, airing Wednesday, March 2nd (8/7C).
While looking for work, a filmmaker sees a curious ad – ‘$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.’ – and decides to give it a shot. His subject turns out to be something other than what he’s represented himself to be. Creepiness ensues.
Creep is a co-production of The Duplass Brothers (Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home) and Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidous) and stars writer/director Patrick Brice (The Overnight) and Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, Togetherness).
In what has to be a first, Creep will be released on both iTunes (June 23rd) and Netflix (July 14th). For more, follow the jump.
Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase on the iBookstore, featuring over two hundred top titles, including Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more. Plus, iBooks users can put Star Wars comics on their bookshelf next to all of their favorite Star Wars novels.
Fans of the new NBC drama “The Cape” (Mondays, 9-10 pm) can visit iTunes to download the new super-hero inspired app to their iPhones and iPads. Fans can immerse themselves into the world of “The Cape” with on-the-go access to page turning graphic novels and exclusive video. With the app, they can discover the mysteries of the series’ Palm City, meet colorful characters, flip through photos and unearth the truth with Orwell’s Blog. Upcoming highlights of the app will include “Cape Yourself,” a feature that allows users to create sharable photos in which they are depicted as the hero or any of the featured villains seen in the show.
“The Cape” is about a man who lost everything and is about to take it all back. David Lyons (“ER”) stars as Vince Faraday, a cop framed for crimes he did not commit, forcing him to team up with a group of carnival misfits to take a new identity, fight crime, and win his family back. Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, “Life on Mars”) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, “Flash Forward”), Faraday becomes “The Cape” (his son’s favorite comic book superhero) taking the law into his own hands and battling the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City.
“The Cape” is a Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun production from executive producer/creator Tom Wheeler (“Empire”), along with executive producers Berman and Braun, John Wirth (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Gene Stein (“Accidentally On Purpose”). Full episodes available on NBC’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-cape/ and the show can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
How does apple do it? Manage to generate such hype over a nothing announcement. All the tech press went gaga yesterday with speculation at what this major announcement that we would never forget would be and what is it? The Beatles is finally on iTunes. This may have been a big deal three or four years ago, but considering the Media blitz The Beatles had last year with Rock Band and all of their music being re-released on Re-mastered CDs, this feels too little, to late and certainly not an announcement that will change my life.
In preparation for Ed Burns new indie film “Nice Guy Johnny” we are giving away some cool stuff (autographed script, poster, music)! Johnny Rizzo (Matt Bush) is a fledgling sports talk-radio host looking to make a higher-paying career change to appease his fiancée Claire (Anna Wood). Johnny heads home for the weekend to New York for a job interview set up by his future father-in-law and runs into his skirt chasing, bartender uncle Terry (Ed Burns). Terry makes it clear that he thinks Johnny is crazy for getting married and settling down at such a young age and decides a trip to the Hamptons for a freewheeling weekend is just what his nephew needs to put a little perspective on things.
“Nice Guy Johnny” is the latest of Burns trademark indie flicks but with a twitst…it’s opening in theaters, on iTunes, DVD and VOD all on October 26th. That’s right, all forms of media all on the same day! Talk about being resourceful and innovative. Ed has opted out of the big studio machine to try and reach his audiences in a more creative way. People like to view their entertainment in different ways, so why limit their options? While Burns isn’t the first to debut a film in more than one format at the same time, he is definitely one of the few. I think this is a great idea and hope that more filmmakers follow his lead!