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Syfy's Being HumanHands down the funniest group we spoke with during Comic-Con was the cast of Syfy’s “Being Human”. We also caught their panel and learned a bit more than during the all too brief roundtable interviews. Their banter was so entertaining we totally didn’t care if we got scoops or not!

Executive producer Anna Ficke, who’s now the sole showrunner since her husband, Jeremy Carver, left “BH” for “Supernatural”, said his absence hasn’t affected the show since they wrote the first episode and worked out the arc of the whole season together. In fact, that morning they’d been talking about Aidan and Bishop – good news to fans of Mark Pellegrino, who also appeared in the Season 3 sizzle reel they showed us (we expect that to pop up online shortly).

They are well into filming the new season, which should begin airing some time in January, 2013. It picks up a little over a year after the end of Season 2. Now that dangerous, life threatening decisions have been made, what are the consequences? The theme is “be careful what you wish for.” There will be a lot more interaction among the roommates with them banding together to a greater extent.

Ficke mentioned a new guest star we hadn’t heard about yet. Along with Bobby Campo as a mortician and Xander Berkeley as Brynn and Connor’s father, Amy Aquino will be playing a mysterious woman who helps Josh and Aidan find Sally.

As far as similarities to the UK show, Ficke hasn’t watched past Season 1 to avoid any intentional crossover, but sometimes parallel storylines have emerged organically. As she sees it, “When you swim in the same supernatural pond, some similarities are bound to occur.

Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington are pretty much inseparable so their comments were constantly intertwined and, as mentioned, hilarious, but they were all quite stingy about revealing anything. Looking back at how far they’ve come, Meaghan mentioned that the most challenging aspect of her character at first was not being able to touch anything or anyone… and now it’s having to put up with each other.

Huntington was asked if there will there be any changes in the romance area for Josh in Season 3, and he assured us that everything he went through in Season 2 pays off beautifully. He and Nora are in a “really interesting place” now. And his relationship with Aidan reverses with Josh coming into his own; the wolf protects the vamp for a change.

Witwer provided the biggest spoiler of the day: Aidan gets out of the coffin! But he’s not firing on all cylinders, and social anxiety and awkwardness are introduced in the character. We will also see Aidan in yet another flashback to a different era this season.

Check out a couple of clips from the panel below; they’ll give you a good idea of the kind of shenanigans that went on.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

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In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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