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Gremlins Animated Prequel Series Officially Moving Ahead

Good news for fans of Mogwai and their mischievous Gremlin counterparts, as a Gremlins animated series has been officially greenlit. We reported on the project back in February, when it seemed that the show was all-but-confirmed for AT&T’s WarnerMedia streaming service. Now, however, the company’s given it the thumbs-up, and we’ll see ten episodes of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai as a prequel series.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is being produced by Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation, and will focus on the mythology behind the creatures. Written by Tze Chun, the show will look at the life of the shop proprietor Mr. Wing from the original movies. Episodes will follow a 10-year-old Sam Wing in 1920s Shanghai as he first meets Gizmo, and teams up with a teenage thief name Elle.

Targeting a younger audience, the series will follow the gang’s adventures as they fight creatures from Chinese folklore,
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Gremlins Animated Prequel Series Ordered by WarnerMedia Streaming Service

Back in February, we reported that Gremlins is getting a new animated series called Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. Now we know that the series is moving forward and has gotten a ten-episode order from WarnerMedia’s streaming service. Once Upon a Time and Gotham writer Tze Chun has signed on as writer and executive producer, and Variety reports the following synopsis:

Set in 1920s Shanghai, the series will tell the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

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WarnerMedia Orders Prequel Animated Series Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai

Back in February, it was reported that a Gremlins animated series was in the works, and now you'll really want to brush up on your Mogwai rules and keep an eye on your snacks after midnight, because WarnerMedia has officially ordered Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai to series as a 10-episode season that will serve as a prequel to Joe Dante's Gremlins.

Check out the first teaser image for Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai below. A release date has yet to be announced, but you can read the official press release for more information, including the synopsis for the new series:

Press Release: Los Angeles, July 1, 2019 – WarnerMedia has ordered "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai," a 10-episode, half-hour prequel to original "Gremlins."

In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie
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‘Gremlins’ Prequel ‘Secrets of the Mogwai’ Ordered to Series for WarnerMedia Streaming Service

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‘Gremlins’ Prequel ‘Secrets of the Mogwai’ Ordered to Series for WarnerMedia Streaming Service
Calling all ’80s kids: WarnerMedia has ordered “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” a 10-episode, half-hour prequel to the original movie, “Gremlins,” for its upcoming unnamed streaming service.

Per its official description: In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

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Tze Chun will write the script. Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!
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‘Gremlins’ Animated Prequel Series Coming to WarnerMedia

‘Gremlins’ Animated Prequel Series Coming to WarnerMedia
To the constantly growing list of beloved ’80s properties getting their own origin stories, add “Gremlins.”

WarnerMedia announced on Monday that it has ordered an entire season of an animated prequel to the 1984 film for its upcoming streaming service. The original film centered on the unintended consequences of not following the rules surrounding a group of strange pets known as Mogwai. “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” will travel back in time to 1920s China to follow the younger exploits of Sam Wing, a 10-year-old boy who will one day grow up to own the shop where Randall picks up Gizmo.

The official synopsis for the news series reads, “Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure,
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‘Gremlins’ Prequel Animated Series Officially A Go At WarnerMedia Streamer

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WarnerMedia has confirmed a 10-episode series order to Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, a half-hour animated prequel to the original 1984 Gremlins live-action movie. The project, from Amblin Television and Warner Bros Animation, had been in the works for months with an informal green light.

The animated TV adaptation, written by Tze Chun, tells the original story of the shop owner Mr. Wing character from the 1984 movie and its 1990 sequel, played by Keye Luke. Set in 1920s Shanghai, it reveals how 10-year-old Sam Wing met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

Gremlins: Secrets of
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‘Gremlins’ Animated Prequel Ordered to Series at WarnerMedia Streaming

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‘Gremlins’ Animated Prequel Ordered to Series at WarnerMedia Streaming
The “Gremlins” animated series is officially moving forward at the WarnerMedia streaming service.

The series, which Variety exclusively reported back in February, will be titled “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.” Set in 1920s Shanghai, the series will tell the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

The half-hour series has received a 10-episode order at the streamer. Tze Chun will write the series and serve as co-executive producer. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television will executive produce along with Sam Register.
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'Gremlins' Animated Prequel Comedy Picked Up to Series at Warner Streaming

'Gremlins' Animated Prequel Comedy Picked Up to Series at Warner Streaming
WarnerMedia is continuing to aggressively ramp up its roster of originals ahead of the fourth-quarter debut of its direct-to-consumer streaming service.

After placing its Gremlins animated prequel comedy in development back in February, the unnamed Warner streamer has handed out a 10-episode series order for the adult-focused project.

Titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, the series is set in Shanghai in the 1920s and reveals the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 feature film) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a ...
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Gremlins 35th Anniversary Celebrated with New Unseen Photos Scanned from Original Negatives

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Gremlins 35th Anniversary Celebrated with New Unseen Photos Scanned from Original Negatives
Gremlins is officially 35-years old. It's hard to believe it's been that long since we were all introduced to the strange Mogwai and its secrets. Gizmo and Spike are a part of the cultural lexicon and they're being celebrated by Warner Bros. with some stunning images scanned from the original 1984 negatives, giving us a level of clarity we've never seen before. This is all tying into the upcoming Gremlins 35th anniversary 4K blu-ray edition of the iconic movie, which becomes available on October 1st.

First up is Gizmo in his famous little pink corvette and to be honest, it looks like he's a little tired and should probably pull over for a rest. Next up is a black and white photo of Gremlins director Joe Dante behind the camera. It's not clear which scene he's filming, but he looks pretty serious. Iconic Kung Fu actor Keye Luke is shown as
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‘Gremlins’ Animated Series to Be Unleashed on WarnerMedia Streaming Service

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‘Gremlins’ Animated Series to Be Unleashed on WarnerMedia Streaming Service
Don’t get them wet. Don’t expose them to bright light. Don’t feed them after midnight. But do give them an animated series. Yes, that’s right: a Gremlins animated series is currently in the works for the WarnerMedia Streaming Service. The series would be a prequel, following Mr. Wing, the old man who was in possession of Gizmo the Mogwai […]

The post ‘Gremlins’ Animated Series to Be Unleashed on WarnerMedia Streaming Service appeared first on /Film.
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10 Christmas Horror Movies That Will Make You Scream Through the Holidays

10 Christmas Horror Movies That Will Make You Scream Through the Holidays
We wish you a scary Christmas (and a gory New Year)! Horror fans enjoy a new bevy of Halloween-themed horror movies every October. When November rolls around, many of us aren't ready for our morbid form of merriment to end; and it's this void, perhaps, that's created a market for Christmas-themed horror movies. Sure, we've been seeing them sporadically since 1974's Black Christmas, but there's definitely been a surge in recent years. Whereas there used to be a few Christmas-themed genre flicks to pick from every year, there are now dozens of options for the holiday horror-seeker.

I'm 100% certain I've seen more Christmas-themed horror movies than 99% of you reading this, so benefit from my experience and don't risk picking a holiday stinker this season. You simply can't go wrong with the 10 films I've assembled below, but be warned: Some are absolutely not for the easily offended or faint of heart.
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Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis This Sunday with Simon Fisher-Becker from Harry Potter and Steve Cardenas from Power Rangers

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for almost 30 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun now takes place nine times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 120 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 220 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5!

The next Toyman Show is this Sunday, December 9th from 9:00a to 3:00p and actors Simon Fisher-Becker from Harry Potter and Steve Cardenas from Power Rangers will be there! And there will be a Toys For Tots Toy Drive!

A Facebook invite for Sunday’s show can be found Here

Simon Fisher-Becker was born 25th November 1961 in London. He’s a character actor with a forte
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Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to Keynote Variety’s First Music for Screens Summit

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Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to Keynote Variety’s First Music for Screens Summit
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will keynote Variety’s inaugural Music for Screens Summit, held at Neuehouse in Hollywood on Oct. 30.

The day-long event, with ambient music exclusively provided by iHeartMedia, will focus on the latest trends in composing for film and television, music supervision, commercial synchs in the digital age, legacy act management, soundtracks’ enduring popularity, and more.

Interviewed by Kcrw’s Elvis Mitchell, Reznor and Ross will discuss their work together as composers, producers and songwriters. The two collaborated on the score for David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” and have since worked on composing for such projects as “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Gone Girl,” and “Patriot’s Day.” The duo entered the documentary realm in 2016, working alongside Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai on the score for the environmental advocacy film “Before the Flood” and collaborating with acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on 2017’s “The Vietnam War.
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Review: A Straight Ace—"John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection"

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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection is an immersive, impressive and elegant ethnographic film essay that revisits 16mm footage of John McEnroe during the 1984 Roland-Garros French Open. The fiery, left-handed McEnroe was then ranked the world’s number one player and had several singles and doubles Grand Slam titles to his name. Breezing through the early stages of the tournament playing a sublime form of tennis that elevated him far above his mere mortal peers, he seemed on an unstoppable path to certain victory. Meeting the implacable Ivan Lendl in the final, a rival similar in calm, cool and collected temperament to old nemesis Björn Borg, McEnroe raced into a two sets to love lead but then began to psychologically unravel, losing control of his emotions and ultimately gifting Lendl, whom he had accused of being ‘chicken’ earlier in the match, an unlikely comeback and first Grand Slam title.
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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Doc 'Before the Flood' for Free on YouTube

"The Science is Clear. The Future is Not." Good news, documentary fans! National Geographic has released the full-length version of the documentary Before the Flood (watch the trailer), produced by and starring Leonardo Dicpario, online on YouTube for free. Completely free! In fact, if you mention the hashtag #BeforeTheFlood online, they'll even donate money to different wildlife conservation organizations. It also features a fantastic score composed by Mogwai, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, + Gustavo Santaolalla (you can buy the album here). I had the chance to watch this recently and I thought it was a superb doc, inspiring and encouraging. I've seen pretty much every single recent doc about climate change and the environment, and this is one of the best. Really. Not only is DiCaprio honest and entertaining, he's hopeful about our future - as long as we all come together and recognize we need to change. Just watch! Link below.
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Stream Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary ‘Before the Flood’ for Free on YouTube

There’s been no shortage of climate change documentaries, especially in the last few years, but only one features Leonardo DiCaprio and a score from Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Mogwai. Before the Flood, which has been in a limited theatrical release the past week and aired on National Geographic last night, is now available to stream in full on YouTube. Tracking the Oscar winner’s three-year journey as he talks to experts in various fields about how we can help heal the world, it’s a recommended watch.

We said in our review, “In so many ways, Before The Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, is like any climate change documentary released in recent years, save one facet: Leonardo DiCaprio. Sure, Leo’s been a climate activist for most of his adult life — even producing and narrating the under-seen climate doc The 11th Hour in 2007 — but here he is,
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Newswire: Hear Trent Reznor’s soundtrack to Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change doc

Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor has made his soundtrack for Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Before The Flood publicly available. The quiet, electronic score—produced with Atticus Ross, Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla, and Scottish post-rockers Mogwai—is Reznor’s fourth film soundtrack, and his first for a director other than David Fincher.

Given that this is a) new Trent Reznor music, and b) for a movie about the possible total environmental collapse of the world, the music on Before The Flood is remarkably upbeat. Not chipper, exactly, but more cheerful than “Stranded polar bears on a melting ice floe.” You can listen to samples below, or stream the whole thing on Apple Music.

Before The Flood was directed by actor-director Fisher Stevens, who also produced the 2009 Oscar-winning enviro-doc The Cove. The film tracks DiCaprio—who recently faced criticism for his alleged links to a corruption scandal in ...
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Trent Reznor Teases New Nine Inch Nails Songs, Reveals Music from DiCaprio Documentary

Trent Reznor Teases New Nine Inch Nails Songs, Reveals Music from DiCaprio Documentary
It's a great time to be a Trent Reznor fan, as he's currently in a very productive mode. He not only has the soundtrack for Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood out, he's also working on new Nine Inch Nails material which could manifest itself into a whole new album. The band hasn't put out an album since 2013's Hesitation Marks.

Out today, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mogwai, and Argentine film composer Gustavo Santaolalla all collaborated on the soundtrack for Before the Flood. They provide the backdrop for Leonardo DiCaprio's latest delve inot the controversial climate change, which is being released by National Geographic. To celebrate the release, Reznor and Ross appeared on Zane Lowe's Beats 1, where they talked about the collaboration. They also shared a new track from the album, as well as a few other interesting tidbits of information.

The music released is actually the title track for Before the Flood,
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How did series 1 of The Returned end? Read our handy refresher

Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid.

Good news - The Returned is back, with its beautiful people, Gallic drama and Mogwai chords. Bad news - the first series aired in 2013 and, two years on, all we can remember is "the Lake Pub".

Great news - Digital Spy has prepared a handy guide, for anyone looking to refresh their memories ahead of tonight's (superb) series two premiere:

The basics

The dead have begun returning to life in a small French mountain town. But these are no flesh-chomping zombies - beyond a ferocious appetite, the 'Returned' appear perfectly healthy and normal.

The town, though, is plagued by other strange phenomena - power outages, the reservoir's water level dropping dramatically and strange marks appearing on the bodies of both the living and dead.

What happened in series one's finale?

Remember Toni (Grégory Gadebois), manager of the Lake Pub?
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The Returned series 2: the delay, Us remake, and answers

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The Returned series 2 arrives on More4 in the UK tonight, Friday the 16th of October. We spoke to its creators and cast…

Fabrice Gobert, the French creator of supernatural drama The Returned, speaks good English. An inevitability of using a second language though, is the odd grammatical slip. One such slip made by Gobert at the press launch for The Returned series two is too perfect to let pass by. A pitfall of writing fantasy TV, Gobert said, is that “you can lost yourself”.

Add a capital letter to the ‘l’ word, and you can say that again.

During its enviably long run, Lost became both the high and low benchmark for atmospheric, existentially fraught TV dramas. Its early seasons gripped viewers, but its later runs frustrated many by failing to achieve the perfect ratio of mysteries to answers. That’s the tricky challenge The Returned is facing in series two.
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