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Cobra Kai Searching For New Streaming Home Ahead of Season 3 Premiere

After two acclaimed and successful seasons at the video-sharing platform, the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai is looking for a new streaming home ahead of its third season premiere as YouTube is looking to move away from scripted programming.

YouTube has co-produced the series with Sony Pictures TV for the three seasons but sources report that as the service looks to move more into unscripted programming, they informed the studio they would not be commissioning a fourth season of the series. Given its record-breaking viewership of over 80 million viewers across the first and second season premieres, Sony didn’t want to the series to end and has been negotiating with YouTube for the rights to take it to a new streaming platform for its upcoming third season and any future seasons, as well as non-exclusive rights to stream past seasons.

Sources report that Netflix and Hulu are currently the top contenders for the rights to the project and that YouTube will not formally release the rights to the series or debut the new season until a new home has been secured.

In Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka revisit their star-making roles from the iconic film franchise, The Karate Kid. The epic adversaries return to the dojo, thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. A down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.

YouTube officially renewed its critically-acclaimed martial arts drama series for a third season which is scheduled to premiere in 2020. The upcoming season will see Daniel LaRusso returning to Japan in order to continue to navigate through life without the mentorship of his Karate Kid sensei, Mr. Miyagi. LaRusso fought in Japan during the events of 1986’s The Karate Kid Part II.

The first season of Cobra Kai proved to be a strong success for the video service, with the first episode garnering over 50 million views within five months of airing and critics and audiences praising the series, awarding it the rare 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The second season also opened with a record-breaking premiere and received highly strong reviews from critics, currently sitting at an 88 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Reunited Apart Makes A Splash With Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, And More

Josh Gad gets Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah to take a “Splash” with him down memory lane in Episode 3 of “Reunited Apart.” 

The episode also features: Eugene Levy, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, and a special guest appearance by Ryan Reynolds.

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Star Wars Monopoly Game – The Complete Saga Edition

Monopoly: Star Wars The Complete Saga Edition is a galactic celebration of all three Star Wars trilogies combined into one game! With gameplay inspired by the Star Wars universe and iconic Star Wars artwork, it’s a must for fans. 

Properties include Planets and Droids, and instead of houses and hotels, this edition features TIE fighters and X-Wings. The last player left with credits when all other players go bankrupt is the winner. ncludes custom game board, nine character bust tokens, 24 title deed cards, 16 Jedi training cards, 16 Holocron cards, 32 TIE Fighters, 12 X-Wings, two dice, 82 cardboard credits, and game guide.

For two to six players.

Order HERE for $34.99.

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Scott Derrickson Signs On To Helm Labyrinth Sequel

Director Scott Derrickson has found his next project in the form of a sequel to the David Bowie-starring cult classic Labyrinth.

Scott Derrickson

The original film, which hit theaters in 1986, focused on a 16-year-old girl named Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) as she sets out on a quest to reach the center of the titular otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby from Jareth the Goblin King (Bowie), whom she wished him away to. It was a box office failure upon release while receiving a fairly warm reception from critics and would go on to become a cult classic in the years since, spawning tie-in novels, video games, perennial screenings and an annual fan masquerade ball.

A sequel to the film was originally announced in 2016 with Nicole Perlman (Detective Pikachu) set to pen the script alongside Jay Basu and Fede Álvarez (Don’t Breathe) attached to direct, but after languishing in development hell, that project was shelved, with the new project being a different take on the concept.

The new sequel is set to be penned by Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark and My Valentine for Hulu, with Lisa Henson of The Jim Henson Company set to produce while Brian Henson will executive produce alongside Derrickson and his frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill.

Derrickson began making a name for himself in the horror world early in his career, helping co-write Urban Legends: Final Cut and co-writing and directing the direct-to-video Hellraiser: Inferno before making his big screen directorial debut with The Exorcism of Emily Rose. He would continue with the fan-favorite 2012 hit Sinister and 2014 box office hit Deliver Us From Evil before trying his hand at the blockbuster genre with the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe smash Doctor Strange. He was set to return as co-writer and director for its upcoming sequel, but after reported creative differences between him and Marvel Studios, he exited the project with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy) taking over the reigns.

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Stephen King Shares His Essential Horror Films 

Earlier this month, Stephen King tweeted:

“God, how I wish I could go to a movie tonight. Popcorn, Junior Mints, big old soda, sitting in the third row and watching some action flick or goofball comedy. I’d love that.”

We couldn’t agree more. Until then, the author shared with us his top five horror movies to watch at home. Cancel the plans you don’t have for this weekend and get your popcorn ready. Lock the doors if you must. But remember, they’re just movies…

The Exorcist (1973)

“Scary from the start, when—in the prologue—the clock suddenly stops. It’s very claustrophobic for a studio movie, and every time we go back to that bedroom with Regan, we dread even more what we’re going to see. But for me, it’s the grisly grace notes that make the film. Who can forget, ‘Couldja help an old altar boy, fadder?’”

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

“Kudos to Tom Savini, who dreamed up the special effects, with no CGI. And again, there’s the constant claustrophobia of the diminishing band of survivors being trapped in a shopping mall.”

Alien (1979)

“I loved the working-class ethic of the guys on the ship (Ripley included), and all the swinging chains. But of course, with that one, it’s all about the ‘chest-bursting’ scene. At that time, no one had ever seen anything like that.”

The Brood (1979)

“David Cronenberg’s first great film, with Samantha Eggar (‘BAD mummies! FUCKED-UP mummies!’) and Oliver Reed (who looks on the verge of exploding) playing parents from hell…only hell turns out to be the children.”

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

“Blair Witch” scared the living daylights out of me, I think because it was so unpolished. And nothing tops the final shot.

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Trends’s 40th Anniversary The Empire Strikes Back Poster By Matt Ferguson

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Trends will release this beautiful poster by artist Matt Ferguson.

The unframed poster is a powerful tribute to Star Wars Episode V and measures 22.375″ x 34”. The officially licensed poster will be printed on premium 210 GSM PhotoArt Gloss Paper and will ship within 24 hours of printing.

Order HERE for $19.99.

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Watch The New Tenet Trailer

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Tenet.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage. Nolan wrote and directed the film, utilizing a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen.  

Tenet was filmed on location across seven countries. The international cast is led by John David Washington and also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.  

The film is coming to theaters on July 17, 2020.

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LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Helmet

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Helmet for Adults to Build and Display. Makes a great Father’s Day, Christmas, or Birthday Gift or Creative Challenge for Marvel Fans and LEGO Enthusiasts (480 Pieces)

Capture forever the unique appearance of Marvel’s high-flying superhero, Iron Man. This impressive LEGO build-and-display model provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity to recreate the iconic full-head helmet of one of cinema’s most recognizable characters. Once complete, the model stands solidly on a baseplate to deliver an eye-catching centerpiece wherever it is displayed.

Coming in June.

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Zack Snyder’s Director’s Cut of Justice League To World Premiere Exclusively on HBO Max In 2021

After global passionate fan calls to action and the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC feature film Justice League in 2021. Snyder surprised fans with the news this morning during a live online commentary of his film Man of Steel with Henry Cavill.

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut first became a passionate rallying social media cry among fans in 2017 and has not let up. From countless press articles and hundreds of thousands of social media mentions, it became a powerful global movement among cinephiles and comic book fans.

“I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality,” said Snyder.

“Since I got here 14 months ago, the chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.

In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. 

The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, and Chris Terrio.

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19th Edition Announces The Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library Card Bookmark

Here is a look at what’s next from 19th Edition; a brand new Stephen King bookmark based on my favorite film, The Shawshank Redemption. The Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library Card features familiar elements from the iconic movie plus some fun easter eggs. 

In the movie and novella, Brooks Hatlen was an inmate at Shawshank State Prison from 1905 to 1955. Although his crime is never revealed, murder is presumed due to his lengthy prison sentence. He was the librarian of the prison starting in 1912, and was friends with Andy Dufresne. Brooks died after committing suicide in 1955 at the age of 73.

The bookmarks measure 2.75″ X 6.5” and will be printed on 16pt. card stock. The Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library Card  will be available on May 26th and will ship out June 19th.

Order HERE for $3 each. Other items from 19th Edition include the $19 Dollar Stephen King Bookmark and the Guide to U.S. First Editions of Stephen King.

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