Screen Junkies » andrew lincoln http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Rick Grimes Zombie Pranks Daryl Dixon http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rick-grimes-zombie-pranks-daryl-dixon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rick-grimes-zombie-pranks-daryl-dixon/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:01:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258795 Daryl is definitely going to punch Rick one of these days.

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Due to a rare disorder, Nick Santonastasso was born with one arm and no legs. He recently rose to Internet fame by using this condition to zombie prank people in a local grocery store. The folks who make The Walking Dead were fans of this video and reached out to Santonastasso. Their goal: scare the shit out of Norman Reedus.

Check out the video above. I’d say that’s a mission accomplished.

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Peep This: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Two http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/peep-this-the-walking-dead-season-two/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/peep-this-the-walking-dead-season-two/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:29:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=220597 These skull-cavings will have to tide you over until October.

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AMC offered this sneak peek at the second season of The Walking Dead during last night’s shit-gets-real season premiere of Breaking Bad.

Here we see Rick Grimes, two zombies, and a rock. Though it wouldn’t be m weapon of choice when battling the undead, you can see that this rock is pretty effective. It’s no crossbow, but it gets the job done.

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Review: AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-amcs-the-walking-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-amcs-the-walking-dead/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I’m endlessly fascinated by zombie apocalypse stories, or any apocalypse stories for that matter. I just love to see the survivors scour the wastelands for supplies. The more supplies they have to gather, the better. There’ve been other post-apocalyptic shows but they didn’t have the “Mad Men” street cred. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show does. More after the jump...

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I’m endlessly fascinated by zombie apocalypse stories, or any apocalypse stories for that matter. I just love to see the survivors scour the wastelands for supplies. The more supplies they have to gather, the better. There’ve been other post-apocalyptic shows but they didn’t have the “Mad Men” street cred. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show does.

More after the jump…

The Walking Dead” delivers immediately. Officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) driving empty streets finds a wrecked car and truck. We see wreckage, the potential for siphoning gas, (Ohhh, beautiful, beautiful supplies), empty shops, rotting corpses and our first zombie. The first zombie is probably designed to be controversial and shocking. Veteran viewers will see just another zombie but it’s great makeup and a great way to start.

After the opening credits, we flash back to meet the main characters and learn what their issues are, so they can cause internal friction after the zombie outbreak. It’s well done, definitely the kind of “Made Men”-y writing that makes dialogue and relationships feel more compelling (Frank Darabont is responsible for the pilot script).

We meet other officers at a fairly intense police blockade with a good car chase, crash and shootout. By the first commercial, we’re already into the apocalypse and Rick has to explore and piece together what’s happened. Hopefully there will be those silent moments of exploration each week. Even if “The Walking Dead” hits season five, the survivors will have to travel and explore and figure out what happened in each town, right? Please?

The wreckage is magnificent and the buildups to zombie reveals are fantastic. Darabont directed the first episode too. Great shots of stumbling zombies outside, some especially grotesque creatures and plenty of violence. There’s a truly epic zombie horde in the climax. They don’t have to do that every week, but they’ve got what it takes to make circumstances dire.

For novice viewers, the rules of zombies are explained when Rick runs into survivor Morgan Jones (Lennie James) and his son Duane (Adrian Kali Turner). That’s well done too; doesn’t totally spell it out because Morgan already assumes everyone knows how the new world works. James is only listed as a guest star so I doubt we’ll see him regularly, or permanently. It’s late in the first episode before we meet any other survivors. Shane’s with them, and Rick’s wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs). Their group is already in-fighting, so there’s the final element of great zombie and/or apocalypse movies.

The acting is cable TV quality, which means it’s what movies used to be and certainly more believable than most zombie movies. These people are reacting to the end of the world, but more importantly the end of THEIR worlds, with personal implications for their families. 

“The Walking Dead” seems like everything you’d want in a zombie movie, and we’ll get it week after week on TV. Hopefully subsequent episodes will maintain the quality. Darabont may be a tough act to follow, but he’ll still be supervising. With 13 hours of story per year, instead of just 90 minutes, we can see more zombies, more blockades, more survivor infighting and most importantly, more supplies!
 

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‘The Walking Dead’ Poster Rides In http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-walking-dead-poster-rides-in/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-walking-dead-poster-rides-in/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 AMC continues to tease us with materials from their upcoming Frank Darabont-produced series "The Walking Dead." Today we have a sweet poster for the show that captures a stunning scene from the trailer. With all that gridlock, you'd think some zombies would be shuffling in and out of lanes looking for brains. Maybe they know Frank Grimes would dismount his steed and put a bullet in their eye. It might as well be a shot of L.A.'s 405 Freeway on a Sunday afternoon. "The Walking Dead" premieres Halloween night at 10PM on AMC. (/Film)

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AMC continues to tease us with materials from their upcoming Frank Darabont-produced series "The Walking Dead." Today we have a sweet poster for the show that captures a stunning scene from the trailer. With all that gridlock, you’d think some zombies would be shuffling in and out of lanes looking for brains. Maybe they know Frank Grimes would dismount his steed and put a bullet in their eye. It might as well be a shot of L.A.’s 405 Freeway on a Sunday afternoon.

"The Walking Dead" premieres Halloween night at 10PM on AMC. (/Film)

 

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AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Finds Its Rick Grimes http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amcs-the-walking-dead-finds-its-rick-grimes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amcs-the-walking-dead-finds-its-rick-grimes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last week we reported that AMC picked up "The Walking Dead" to series, securing at least one season of the Frank Darabont exec-produced zombie drama. It's always been my professional (?) opinion that shows thrive when they have lead actors in them, and it looks like the network concured by casting Andrew Lincoln to fill the shoes of small town cop Rick Grimes.Lincoln isn't a huge presence in The States, but if your girlfriend has ever forced you to watch Love, Actually you probably recognize him as the guy who tries to bone Keira Knightley by getting all cutesy.Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever happened to a boombox and Peter Gabriel? Kids have no imagination these days. (THR)

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Last week we reported that AMC picked up "The Walking Dead" to series, securing at least one season of the Frank Darabont exec-produced zombie drama. It’s always been my professional (?) opinion that shows thrive when they have lead actors in them, and it looks like the network concured by casting Andrew Lincoln to fill the shoes of small town cop Rick Grimes.

Lincoln isn’t a huge presence in The States, but if your girlfriend has ever forced you to watch Love, Actually you probably recognize him as the guy who tries to bone Keira Knightley by getting all cutesy.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever happened to a boombox and Peter Gabriel? Kids have no imagination these days. (THR)

 

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