• Syfy exploring ‘Krypton’ in new drama series

    NKryptonEW YORK – December 8, 2014 – Syfy and Warner Horizon Television announced today they are developing a one-hour drama series project Krypton, which will reveal a chapter of the DC Comics universe that has rarely been told.

     Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.

     Krypton is being executive produced by David S. Goyer (Constantine, Da Vinci’s DemonsMan of Steel, The Dark Knighttrilogy, upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward) for Warner Horizon Television.

     Goldberg is writing the pilot teleplay, based on a story conceived by Goyer & Goldberg.



  • Short film ‘Massacre at Femur Creek’ goes for the funny-bone as well as the jugular!

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from Canadian writer/director Kyle Hytonen. I stumbled across his crowd-funding campaign and for no better reason than wanting to support an independent filmmaker, I pledged a few bucks.

    Several month later I got a nifty t-shirt and a copy of a short film titled “Massacre at Femur Creek”. I played the movie feeling a little relieved that it was less than 20 minutes long, figuring that if it wasn’t good I wouldn’t suffer long, but by the 5 minute mark I found myself wishing it was full length feature! It becomes immediately clear the cast is out to have a good time with the project and when the cast and crew of a film have a good time, it comes through in the finished product.

    Massacre at Femur Creek follows three friends on a celebratory camping trip. On a landmark birthday, they return to a favorite camping spot. Unbeknownst to them, a new form of wildlife has taken up residence in the woods surrounding Femur Creek and it does not take kindly to strangers.

    Not knowing what to expect may be the best way to go into a movie of any kind. It is a state of mind I rarely find myself in. With the hours of previews, behind the scenes clips, and blog posts of almost every film released, I always have some preconceived notion of what the movie is going to be like. Not having all of that allowed me to be pleasantly surprised in this instance.
    Massacre at Femur Creek is more comedy than horror, though being set in the 1980’s, it manages to pay homage to some of the great slasher films of the era. The director has stated that Friday the 13th was a big inspiration for him, but I think Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street were as well. The killer’s appearance struck me as a mix of Michael Meyers and Freddy Kreuger, but he has the unnerving ability to be where he needs to be, despite what ever you might have done to him, that is best exemplified by Jason Vorheese.
    This movie goes for the funny bone as well the jugular and the jokes work really well, and at the risk of showing my age, they are really funny if you are old enough to remember the 80’s!
    Anyone wanting legitimate scares may need to look elsewhere, but if you’d like to spend a few minutes watching a small but talented cast and crew have good time, and don’t mind a few laughs in between the blood splatters, then by all means, take a short trip up Femur Creek!
    The film is on the convention and film festival circuit now.

    To see if and when it might be playing near you, keep an eye on the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/A-Henry-Krinkle-Production or check out kylewhytonen.wix.com/femurcreek.



  • Take a drone-eye view of Chernobyl

     

    The video is the work of British filmmaker Danny Cooke who has an interesting connection to the 1986 disaster,

    “Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.”

    The footage is best described as haunting, especially if you have not seen the 1000 mile exclusion zone, including the city of Pripyat before.

     

    If you are tempted to see it first hand, some areas are safe for limited visits. Tours are available!



  • Syfy gets gooey with Thanksgiving “Helix” marathon

    HelixSyfyNEW YORK – November 11, 2014 – Syfy will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a Helix Black Goo Friday marathon, all-new episodes of the popular series Haven and Z Nation, and a two-day festival of iconic sci-fi films.

    Syfy will kick off the movie fun on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27 beginning at 9:30AM (ET/PT) with 2001: A Space Odyssey, followed by Star Trek Nemesis, Space Cowboys, Stargate and Poseidon.

    To get fans ready for the return of Helix, Syfy will telecast the entire first season of the hit drama on Friday, November 28 from 6AM-6PM. The Black Goo Friday marathon features cast interviews as well as a never-before-seen sneak peek of Season 2, which premieres Friday, January 16 at 10PM.

    Haven (7PM), SmackDown (8PM) and Z Nation (10PM) will comprise the Friday primetime schedule.

    The Saturday, November 29 movie marathon will begin at 10AM, highlighted by classic science fiction flicks ranging from Fifth Element and Terminator 2 to Blade: Trinity.

    The holiday programming extravaganza will conclude on Sunday, November 30, beginning at 10:30AM, with movies such as 30 Days of Night and The Happening.