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'Hatchet 2' director Adam Green on his new anthology movie, 'Chillerama'

HATCHET-2It’s been a strange couple of weeks for director Adam Green. On October 1, the theater chain AMC unleashed his unrated slasher sequel Hatchet 2, only to pull it from screens two days later for reasons that seemed more than a tad unclear. While AMC told EW in a written statement that the company made its business decisions based on a film’s performance, a “bewildered and confused” Green speculated the film was yanked because of the surrounding “online controversy.” The director also hoped that he would never again have to “deal with something like this.”

In fact, Green is currently developing a kiddie-friendly film called Killer Pizza. But fans of the Hatchet movies, and Green’s twisted brand of humor, will be pleased to learn the director has at least one more bizarro horrorshow up his blood-drenched sleeve. The film is an anthology movie called Chillerama, which Green says he is hoping to release in the spring or summer of next year and which boasts segments directed by Green, Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2). We asked Adam to tell us more, and he did—though it seems fair to suggest that even his synopsis is not for the very easily offended…


'Bones' meets 'Jersey Shore' tonight. Does any single individual actually watch both shows?

Bones-Jersey-ShoreImage Credit: Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; MTVTonight’s episode of Bones promises to be the series’ most smush-tacular, tan-tastic, GTL-licious hour ever, because the skeleton-loving investigators of the Jeffersonian are solving a Jersey Shore-themed case. Since Jersey Shore itself will also air tonight, we got to thinking: Is there any overlapping viewership between these two utterly different shows? (Besides the unfortunate soul who recaps them both?) Praise Science! After long weeks of hard work, the PopWatch laboratory (led by the fearless Dr. Annie Q. Barrett) has finally come up with a helpful infographic to sum up our findings… READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Warming up to the 'Jersey Shore'-inspired episode?

bonesImage Credit: Richard Foreman/FoxNews of Bones doing a Jersey Shore-inspired episode this fall was met with mixed reaction, even though exec producer Stephen Nathan made a pretty convincing argument to EW’s Michael Ausiello why even viewers who despise the MTV reality show should be entertained: “It will do what many people in America would like to see themselves — which is one of those people dead.” After watching Emily Deschanel’s chat with Access Hollywood (below), I’m on board. She confirms that Antonio Sabato Jr. will guest in the episode. (I was recently reminded of his dimples on an episode of TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles, when he guested as a male nurse too nice for Angie Harmon’s cop character to date) And though we’ve already heard that forensic anthropologist Brennan will be an expert on guidos and guidettes, Deschanel explains why — and it makes total, hilarious sense: “She watched what she thought was a documentary on television, which was obviously one of those reality shows that we’ve all seen or have avoided, either way. So it’s kind of funny: You don’t expect her to know about any of these things, but she kind of treats it as an anthropological study of cultures.”

I love that: Someone as intelligent and pop-culturally challenged as Brennan (does this mean she finally replaced her TV?), gets duped because it wouldn’t occur to her that television would sink that low. READ FULL STORY

Timeslot war going to be fun to watch unfold on Twitter, too

thursday-shows-KingImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBC; Robert Voets/CBS; Bob Mahoney/The CWLast week, we wrote an item about Thursday at 8 p.m. being one of the fall’s fiercest timeslots with The Big Bang Theory, Bones, Community, The Vampire Diaries, and 30 Rock — veteran shows with loyal fanbases who’d need at least two DVRs to see them all on the night they air. People who follow exec producers Hart Hanson (Bones), Bill Prady (TBBT), Dan Harmon (Community), and Julie Plec (TVD) on Twitter know it’s a civil war — and that this week, which finds them all facing each other for the first time this season, is going to be highly entertaining. Below, the Twitter exchange that started last Thursday and continues this morning…. Any other showrunners mobilizing and preparing for battle on Twitter? We want to watch…

Hart Hanson: This is the kind of thing that sends chills. RT/ @billprady Hey @wilw — we’re going to try to get #bigbangtheory to trend next week for the premiere.

Hart Hanson: This is the kind of thing that sends chills: RT @EW If you could only watch one show on Thursdays at 8 pm …? http://bit.ly/c2HhCE

Julie Plec: @HartHanson Oh, it’s ON!!!!

Hart Hanson: @julieplec Fists up! Bobbing …. weaving … jab, jab, jab … shuffle/shuffle … and that’s just a sample baby. An amuse-bouche.

Julie Plec: @HartHanson You have “Angel”. You’ve already won. (fan-girl sigh….)

Hart Hanson: @julieplec (He doesn’t like it if you call him that …) READ FULL STORY

Fall TV timeslot wars: What's your fiercest battle?

thursday-showsImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBC; Robert Voets/CBS; Bob Mahoney/The CW; Richard Foreman/Fox; Trae Patton/NBCIt should have hit me sooner, but I didn’t grasp the gravity of my situation Thursdays at 8 p.m. this fall until both Community creator Dan Harmon and Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady permanently changed their Twitter pictures to graphics plugging their mutual timeslot. Fortunately, Bones creator Hart Hanson and The Vampire Diaries exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec haven’t followed suit, or I would seriously hyperventilate every time I sign in. (Update: Hanson has now acquired a graphic.) Now that you have perused your Entertainment Weekly Fall TV Preview issue and set your DVR (sad if I get a second one for my one-bedroom apartment?), which timeslot is going to tear your TV-loving heart out on a weekly basis — and what is your plan?*

I recap The Vampire Diaries — the second season premiered last week — so its season pass is guaranteed. But then things get sticky come Sept. 23, a.k.a. the day Bones, Community, The Big Bang Theory, and 30 Rock all return. I’ve seen every episode of Bones and have no intention of stopping, but I’ve just confirmed with Hulu that it will once again be available on the site Friday morning, as will Community. That means I can tape The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. and 30 Rock at 8:30 p.m. (breathe!).

Your turn. Get your timeslot war frustrations out below. Maybe another reader will be able to offer a battle plan. And yes, they really do need to figure out a way to add Hulu views into ratings. I’m sure show creators cringe when they hear how that availability can factor into a fan’s decision. If you could only watch one show in the Thursday 8 p.m. hour, period, what would it be? Poll below! READ FULL STORY

From 'Avatar' to 'Shark Night 3-D': We look forward to the 'Bones' episode

Joel-David-MooreImage Credit: Mark FellmanNo, we won’t ever let Bones live down that Avatar episode. Recurring Bones guest star Joel David Moore, who’s known to the masses for working alongside Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver in Avatar, has been added to the cast of Shark Night 3-D, which will be directed by Snakes on a Plane’s David Ellis and produced by The Bachelor‘s Mike Fleiss. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Moore will play “a socially awkward guy who fancies himself a young Brad Pitt” in the film, which centers on friends who spend a weekend at a Louisiana lake that becomes feeding grounds for sharks, thanks to greedy locals with an agenda. The script is penned by Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes, the latter of whom’s credits include Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins and Assy McGee, according to the IMDB. Moore is joined by The O.C.‘s Chris Carmack, Sinqua Walls (Friday Night Lights), and Alyssa Diaz (the upcoming remake of Red Dawn).

As someone who watches Jaws 3-D every time it’s on TV, I cannot pretend I’m above seeing this. If the Bones producers were smart, they’d take the piss out of themselves for last season’s Avatar ad, and work in a more clever nod to this film, even if 20th Century Fox isn’t the studio behind it. Suggestions? Perhaps a gruesome murder could occur in the top row of a poorly-attended midnight showing of Shark Night 3-D. The victim would have gone to see the film alone — what I will no doubt have to do — and that’s why he or she needs to be identified. I’ve been in a large movie theater before with only a couple of other people, and the thought did cross my mind that I was vulnerable. It’s dark and loud, you’re engrossed in the movie (especially if it’s 3-D), and you wouldn’t see someone approach you. Any other ideas?

'Bones' season finale recap: Here's to change

Bones-BeginningImage Credit: Greg Gayne/Fox The monstrously amazing 100th episode of Bones was a lot for any season finale to live up to. That said, when cast members and Bones creator Hart Hanson started making comparisons, saying the finale was on par (in terms of impact) with the show’s milestone episode, it was tough not to get our hopes up. So when “The Beginning in the End” ended with no bang, no kiss, no major relationship advancement, you were probably left with whatever facial expression is equivalent to !?!?!?! [The major episode chatter begins here, so jump ship now DVRers.] READ FULL STORY

'Bones' star Michaela Conlin on her on-screen relationship: 'I have faith in them'

Michaela-ConlinAngela and Hodgins became one of my favorite TV couples from the moment we saw the first hints of flirtation between them on Bones. So when Michaela Conlin braved the rainy New York City streets last week to pop into the EW.com offices (sans entourage!), I was thrilled to ask her all the character-related questions that have been plaguing my little fan brain since we saw the pair’s surprise wedding. The best part? She didn’t look at me like I was crazy. In fact, she was totally willing to geek out right along with me and speak about her character with thoughtfulness and excitement. Read on for her take on the couple’s surprise nuptials and what the future holds for our match made in squinty heaven. READ FULL STORY

'Bones' recap: I ain't sayin' she's a Gravedigger. (But she is.)

bones_320.jpg Image Credit: Mathieu Young/FOX Who was worried that Heather Taffet was gonna walk last night? After Sweets’ speech to Cam about how the world is unjust, I actually thought there was a possibility that she might be found not guilty of being the Gravedigger. Had that happened, I would have thrown my TV. Not something at my TV. I mean, literally, thrown my TV. I could feel my blood pressure rising throughout the trial, so major props to stone-cold guest star Deirdre Lovejoy. READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Scoop from Emily Deschanel and creator Hart Hanson

Hart-HansonImage Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesBones fans, brace yourselves. I come bearing gifts from an exceptionally spoiler-ific conference call that star Emily Deschanel and creator Hart Hanson had with reporters this afternoon, in which the pair revealed several nuggets regarding the series’ finale two episodes of the season. But before we get to the spoilers served piping hot, here are a few (relatively safe) tid-bits to nibble on: READ FULL STORY

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