More Stranger Things To Come..

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(Douglas Porter-Staff Writer)

    They say there are two things inevitable in life, Death and Taxes. Now obviously this phrase is old and dated, as there are many more inevitable things in our day to day non-colonial lifestyles. Something that was obviously inevitable but somehow still need the fanfare to go with it was just announced today by the powers that be at streaming service company Netflix. Stranger Things has been renewed for a 3rd season.

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     Stranger Things has become a transcending show on Netflix. Appealing to the different masses on a level we haven’t seen in pop culture since Game of Thrones and Walking Dead. While no official numbers have ever been released (why they hide these things I don’t know) it was estimated that over 15 million viewers tuned in to the season 2 premiere within its first three days of release on October 27th. Boosting a score of 94% on rotten tomatoes it seems most everybody has agreed that Stranger Things is doing something right. “The Duffer Brothers have again managed to wield their particular alchemy and create a follow-up worthy of the hype created by its predecessor.” Allison Keene of Collider.com said of season 2.

        Minor spoiler warning ahead: Season 2 ends on a minorish cliff-hanger and with no season 3 announcement made prior to its release fans were left up in arms. Netflix has made it a habit of only renewing shows on a season by season basis, with some exceptions Vis-à-vis House of Cards. Using this model has fans salivating at any news that may come from the officials and it is one of the most asked questions of both production staff and the actors. Now I want to put something out on front street with this announcement: Yes we will be getting a season 3….eventually. Yep, no release date was attached to this press release.

   In an interview with indiewire.com, before the announcement of season 3, the Duffer Brother have stated “Season 3 is still so early in it’s stages of development that it hasn’t even gotten the official greenlight. It’s really just Matt and me working with some writers and figuring out where it’s going to go,” said Ross Duffer. So while we know a season 3 will happen it looks like everyone involved s finding the best way to bring us that story.

If you haven’t checked out Stranger Things yet, both seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming anytime through Netflix. For those of you who are not on the streaming train, a season 1 box set has been released and can found at all major retailers.

 

 

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Send In The Creepy F*cking Clowns For The New “IT” Trailer..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The track record for clowns in modern society has been a mixed bag of emotions, there is the fun loving and cholesterol jacked Ronald McDonald from everyone’s food coma dreams. Also, in recent years, we have a small group of half-wits across the country that try to freak out little kids. Now, the clown that would make the half-wits run in fear and make them need a change of pants has returned. The trailer for the upcoming big screen remake of “Stephen King’s IT” has arrived.

Stephen King’s adaptations have a pretty strong history, love or hate them the movies have been memorable and “IT” looks like it will be in the same boat with the original TV movie. The Losers’ Club seem to have been collected with the right amount of sympathy and care, this will be a group that you will want to follow.

Pennywise is a whole different story and I mean that in the most positive way, as with any remake, there is a fear of losing a vital part of the original’s heart. In the original 1990 TV movie, Tim Curry brought this literary clown to life and gave Pennywise a level of creepiness that the talented Curry can only reach. In this new vision of a classic, Bill Skarsgård avoids the traps of copying the performance and seems to crank the creepy knob past 11.

IT Floats Into Theaters September 8th

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NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

From Stage To Screen..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

In the past, Nowhere California has had the opportunity to talk with some insanely talented people and this streak has continued with this our conversation with Chantel Riley.

Chantel can be seen currently on Broadway as Nala in “The Lion King”, a role she had the opportunity to play in a production based in Germany.

Also, the world can now see Chantel’s performance as Quincella in the movie “RACE”. “RACE” delves into Jesse Owens’ journey to the 1936 Olympic Games, these games took place in Berlin and we relive Owens history making face off against the handpicked athletes of Adolf Hitler. In the events leading to the Olympics, we learn about Jesse’s life and loves, this is where Quincella enters the picture. Quincella was a well-off admirer of Owens and pursued the athlete like an Olympic medal.

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As in any role, there is a unique road to the character and the same goes with the career of any performer. It was a pleasure to talk with Chantel and you can CLICK HERE To Listen To Our Conversation Now.

During this conversation, Chantel mentions an animated telling of her career and here is the first episode of that series for you viewing pleasure..

RACE Is Now Playing In Theaters
CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL RACE WEBSITE

Why Not #19 – Why Not One Hour Photo?

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The guys from Nowhere have been celebrating the life and career of the legendary Robin Williams through special episodes of “Why Not?” The “Why Not?” episodes of Nowhere California started out as a way to have a monthly movie discussion and spotlight movies that might have flown under some radars.

In the past installments of “Why Not?” the Nowhere California Team have focused on movies that slightly fell out of the mainstream to movies that a regular viewer might have not given a proper chance. There are many other ways to describe these movie, but the goal of “Why Not?” is to give these films another shot.

In this edition of “Why Not?” the guys from Nowhere discuss the 2002 movie “One Hour Photo” In this film, Robin Williams plays a photo technician/developer Sy and we learn about Sy long running obsession with a particular family…

Click Here To Listen To Why Not #19-Why Not One Hour Photo?

A Look From Nowhere A “Death In The Desert”..

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Las Vegas has multiple names and Sin City is one of the most notorious labels for this desert city. In a 24 hour world of any vice imaginable, the darkest stories are never too hard to find and one of these stories has made its world premiere at the Tucson Festival of Films.
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The film is “Death In The Desert” and revolves around a darkly dysfunctional love triangle. Kim Davis, who is played by Shayla Beesley, becomes the live-in girlfriend of Ray Easler. Easler, who is played by Michael Madsen, is a legendary casino owner and he lives a drugged fueled Vegas life, with that mix Easler a rash decision to bury $20 million dollars in silver in the middle of the Nevada desert. As this is a difficult task, Easler hires on some help and this help comes in the form of Matt Duvall. Duvall, who is played by John Palladino, catches the eye of Kim and with that final piece, a perfect storm of destruction is unleashed.

As you can tell from this extended trailer, this film is deserving of the critical acclaim and will be an intense trip into the world of true crime.

“Death In The Desert” is based on the book written by Cathy Scott and was directed by Josh Evans, with John Steppling adapting this story for the big screen.

Prepare yourself for this dark Vegas journey, as Paragon Pictures will unleash “Death In The Desert” on DVD and VOD January 2016

For More Information On Paragon Pictures  CLICK HERE

A Look From Nowhere At “I Smile Back”

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Type casting is sort of a duel edged situation, for performers it can guarantee work and a long life in Hollywood. Also, type casting can become very stale and most performers can get lost in the everyday shuffle.

In the world of comedy, the traps of type casting can be easy to fall into and for most performers the greatest risk is to not fall into one of these holes. The list of comedic performers that have broken out and taken a dramatic risk have grown over the past few years, with a lot of big screen success and Sarah Silverman will soon add her name to that list.

Sarah Silverman stars in the upcoming drama “I Smile Back” and plays Laney Brooks. Laney is a mother and wife that travels a road of destruction, in which her vices are leading to an end of her “loving” family. As the end looms before her, Laney must take a final chance at redemption.

“I Smile Back”, which is based on the novel by Amy Koppelman and is directed by Adam Salky, is rounded out by an amazing cast. The cast includes Josh Charles (Masters of Sex and Adult Beginners) Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom and John Wick) and Mia Barron (Newsreaders and The Venture Bros.)

As you can tell by this trailer, this movie is coming out of left field for Silverman and this should not be a surprise. In her career, Sarah has attempt very different roles and genres to the enjoyment of most viewers. Also, she has seem to make it a point to not be trapped in a type casting situation and challenge herself as a performer. In this role of Laney, I will bet good money that she will be making the awards circuit in the upcoming year.

“I Smile Back” will be released on October 23rd.