‘Army of the Dead’ Prequel ‘Army of Thieves’ Drops Official Key Art

The prequel to director Zack Snyder’s kick-ass zombie heist movie has dropped official art from its teaser and it’s looking like another zombie hit is on the way. Army of Thieves takes place before Army of the Dead and follows the goings-on of small-town bank teller Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) after he gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. We’re excited to see how well Schweighöfer’s unforgettable performance as Dieter in Snyder’s film sheds light on his character’s past.

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‘Army of the Dead’ Actor/Stuntman, Les Price

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview! I recently sat down for a conversation with an Actor/Stuntman friend of mine, Les Price, who recently played a zombie in the Army of the Dead that faces off with Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead is now available in Select Theaters and will be on Netflix this Friday, May 21!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with a pair of the stars of Army of the Dead: Actors, Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Writer/Director: Zack Snyder

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the Writer/Director of Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella Purnell

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with some of the amazing stars of Army of the DeadAna de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella PurnellArmy of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14th and will be on Netflix May 21st!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Star, Dave Bautista

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the star of Army of the DeadDave BautistaArmy of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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From Amazon to Zombie Hunter: Samantha Win Reflects on Her Career

Samantha Win is blowing up. It’s only May, but it’s already been quite a year for the actress / martial artist / stunt performer / Amazonian warrior / zombie hunter. In March, she wrote, produced, and starred in a genre-bending shortfilm called Unwelcome. She can currently be seen on HBO Max as Euboea in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. On May 14, her latest Snyder-collab, Army of the Dead opens in theaters nationwide — making it Netflix’s widest release ever — before coming to the streamer the following week on May 21.

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NOC Exclusive Interview: Comic Creators Howard Wong and Josh Stafford

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P AKA Patrick Michael Strange and I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a NOC Exclusive interview with the Comics Creators behind Source Point Press’ Damned, Cursed Children! Howard Wong and Josh Stafford!

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‘Alive’ Is a Banger of a Zombie Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed

I am a stickler for zombie films. I just try to do right by George A. Romero, rest his soul. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, as well as Zack Snyder’s remake, hold an incredibly important place in my zombie infested heart. I think a filmmaker who endeavors to shoot a zombie flick is only as good as the fear they can induce with scenes shot during the day. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later should be at the top of all of our lists for the kind of anxiety inducing scenes Cillian Murphy so masterfully carried us through.

Many would like to think our best and bloodiest days (dead days, that is) are far behind us, but South Korean directors Yeon Sang-ho and Il Cho would seriously like a word with you. In 2016, Train to Busan became an instant hit, seemingly coming out of left field, and the public’s appetite for Yeon’s kind of horror-inducing drama that came with it was insatiable. It would be a handful of years later that Netflix bingers would be treated to another unexpected gem in Cho’s feature-length directorial debut, Alive.

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How AMC Ruined ‘The Walking Dead’ (In 5 Simple Steps)

I used to go hard for TheWalking Dead. I joined the party in early Season 2 after binge watching all of Season 1 on a rainy weekend.  I was obsessed. Not only did I buy Season 1 almost immediately, I demanded everyone I know and love watch it too.  It was that good.  Sure. It was a show about the zombie apocalypse, but as any true die hard fan will tell you, it was about so much more.  The characters were human and complex.  They were struggling to maintain some semblance of morality while the whole world plunged off the deep end.  Along with the rest of the world, I laughed every time Carl got lost, cried when zombie Sophia wandered out of the barn, secretly rooted for Shane, and suffered PTSD after Hershel lost his leg… and head.  Each week was an event. Texts sent. Tweets shared. Merriment abound.  Then, a dumpster in Season 6 ruined it all.

Here is my take on how AMC ruined America’s number one cable show (in 5 simple steps):

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Three Reasons Why #Richonne is a Black History Month Gift

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Hip hop hooray, Richonne (Rick and Michonne) is now officially canon in The Walking Dead! And, as luck would have it, such a development has happened in one of the most hallowed of months, Black History Month.

This didn’t go unnoticed by many on Twitter:

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Now or Later: We’ll Need to Deal with That Death on The Walking Dead

This essay contains spoilers for both the television series and the comic book.

I don’t have cable. So I usually have to wait until the day after to watch The Walking Dead. As luck would have it, I’m in a cheap hotel with complementary AMC with my daughter when the episode “Thank You” airs. Six years old, my daughter is in the bath and complains about the sound from my television show — the two things that she fears the most, while awake and in her nightmares, are racists and zombies. Our compromise is that I turn the sound down and the captions on. And then I watch one of my favorite characters in pop culture get deluged in zombie claws, teeth, blood and guts.

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Is AMC Finally Embracing Diversity This Fall?

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since Comic-Con started, but here we are in that post-Con daze, and I’m still recovering. While I might need some more time before getting back into regularly scheduled posting, I didn’t want to leave before I comment on a couple of the trailers that came out of SDCC. No, not this one or that one. Instead, I want to focus on the early looks that came out of the AMC presentations and how the network is kicking off the post-Don Draper era by seemingly embracing diversity in the casts of its newest shows.

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Amigo Undead

Interview with Ryan Nagata, Director of Amigo Undead

Ryan Nagata has worked in Hollywood as a prop builder and model maker as well as a director for television and web series. His latest project, which he co-wrote and directed, is a feature length film that pairs up the unlikely duo of stars, Randall Park and Steve Agee, for a horror-comedy set in a desert called Amigo Undead. I had the opportunity to interview Nagata about Amigo Undead, his film background, and his thoughts on CGI vs. practical effects.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Dying Under the Influence

Trait of the Week: Journalism and alcoholism.

This week’s iZombie case of the week was a bit more important to hold onto because it had reveals and ramifications for the story at large. Poor Liv is still reeling from Lowell’s death. When she gets the chance to eat a victim who’s prone to drinking her weight in booze, she takes it up, but the case she catches and Major’s post-Candyman episode threaten to suffocate her.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: In the Line of Fire

Trait of the Week: Super Sniper Skills, PTSD

iZombie’s best strength is definitely its characters. While packaged in a procedural format, this week I once again found myself glazing over at the case o’ the week — despite our visit from Veronica Mars alum Percy Daggs III (WALLACE!). But we were treated to a surprise twist at the end of the episode that highlights the show’s strength in its characters. In “Patriot Brains,” Liv confronts Lowell about Blaine, Ravi learns whether or not he is doomed to zombie-ism, and Major convinces everyone not on Team Z that he is having a psychotic break.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Shock Jock

Trait of the Week: Straight talk relationship advice, with a hostile edge

In our eighth episode of iZombie, Liv thinks about sex. A lot. She has it, she listens to a morning sex talk show, and she dispenses advice on it. But those three things may only last for so long.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Baby Mama Brain Drama

Trait of the Week: Maternal tendencies

This week on iZombie, Liv eats the brains of a young pregnant woman who was a bit Gone Girl‘d before giving birth and dying. Lov then fusses over her friends and family, while contemplating the fact that as a zombie, she can’t have children.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: Death by Birthday Card

Trait of the Week: Agoraphobia, hardcore video game muscle memory, hacking

After Major got himself beat up last week, he looks to Ravi to stitch him back up. “I’m a social worker. My insurance covers about one bandaid a year.” Liv is concerned, both for Major and for Ravi’s skills as a medical practitioner for living people. They fuss like a married couple until Major reminds Liv that he “rocker blocked” Liv and Lowell at the funeral. LOL Meanwhile, Blaine‘s Zombie Sugar Mamma Jackie didn’t get her brains, so she attacks a poor delivery boy for her fix.

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NOC Recaps iZombie: What About the Zombies of Color?

Alternatively titled: If you’re a zombie, how come you’re not white?

You: Gosh, Connie, you can’t just ask why people aren’t white1!

In this week’s iZombie, “Flight of the Living Dead,” Liv eats the brains of a former sorority sister, Major continues to look for Jerome and Eddie, Ravi is still my favorite character, and a new zombie love interest enters Liv’s life with the hottest hot sauce around. Then we’ll get into the question of the week: Why don’t Zombies of Color have obvious zombie markers like the Caucasian characters do?

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