Hulu will be running a very interesting TV spot for Castle Rock during Super Bowl LII – there’s mention of a call from Shawshank; a voice crying out ‘Something is going to happen;’ and another saying, ‘It’s happening!’
Hulu had greenlighted Castle Rock – an ongoing psychological-horror series that ‘combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.’
Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King and was created by Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason, who worked together on the critically acclaimed series Manhattan.
Castle Rockreunites Hulu, King, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, which previously collaborated on event series 11.22.63, based on King’s novel. The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute globally.
J.J. Abrams is at again – stealth bombing movies and dropping trailers from out of nowhere! Three people (played by John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.) chillin’ in an oddly shaped rec room to the sound of I Think We’re Alone Now – playing games, working on jigsaw puzzles – and then… the building trembles and we hear an ominously familiar sound…
Check out the first trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane after the break. 10 Cloverfield Lane opens on March 11th.
Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered, I bet a friend it would reach half-a-billion dollars by New Years. He didn’t think it would. We were both wrong.
Globally, Episode VII passed the half-billion mark today and may well pass its first billion by New Years.
How does this happen? Well, Rotten Tomatoes has it ranked 95% Fresh; Metacritic sits at 81 (Universal Acclaim) and fans scoring it at IMDb give it 8.8/10 – plus Cinemascore has it as an A.
If you’re interested in numbers, there are a bunch of them following the jump – including biggest IMAX Thursday night and best IMAX global debut; biggest opening ever in 19 countries (excluding China, where it opens on January 9th), and biggest Thursday preview gross.
My first published movie review was for Star Wars – long before it became Episode Four: A New Hope. That opening shot of the rebel fighter being pursued by the Empire dreadnought hooked me like new movie before – or since.
After the sheer awfulness of the second trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III), I had given up hope of there being another Star Wars movie to get it right – until this morning.