This morning the official NBC streaming service, Peacock tweeted out a teaser for a big announcement today.
A few hours went by with no announcement until Dule Hill retweeted it with some pineapple emojis. Sending Psych fans into a frenzy.
Psych fans have been expecting a third movie announcement for awhile, as a website who talks about film and television production lists, had released the fact that “Psych 3: This is Gus” would be filming in British Columbia soon.
Not long after Dule’s tweets got everyone waiting, James Roday Rodriguez tweeted to REALLY get fans worked up.
Finally, after a few more hours of anticipation, Peacock made their official announcement.
Actor Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Malibu’s Most Wanted) has been doing a series on his Youtube channel where he talks about his 2005 film, Son of the Mask. This series titled “Son of the Mask: The Untold Story” is the latest of Kennedy’s content that he has been releasing on Youtube for the past year.
His “How I Got Cast” series where he dives into how he got parts in movies such as Scream, and Dead Poets Society is an absolute must watch. This Son of the Mask series is no different. The series has been a deep dive into Kennedy’s experience with the film, and why he chose to do it.
The first episode was released on March 25th and is a very honest insight on how Kennedy got involved with the sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey classic and how he ended up accepting the role.
The second episode of the series was released today (May 12th 2021) and in it Kennedy tells a story of an interaction with Jim Carrey before filming began. Kennedy explains that he was worried about what Carrey would think about them making a sequel.
“I was like, ‘Hey. What’s up with Jim Carrey? How does he feel about this? Has anyone talked to him?”
The studio explained that Carrey didn’t want to do the movie.
“They were like, ‘Well. You know. It’s our movie, we can do whatever we want. He doesn’t want to do it.” Kennedy says.
Later, Kennedy found himself at the Teen Choice Awards, and noticed that Carrey was sitting only a few seats down from him.
“I walk over to him… and I go ‘Mr. Carrey?’ He’s like ‘Yea?’ and I go ‘Hey man, I’m Jamie Kennedy. I just want to let you know that I’m doing a sequel to your movie The Mask and I just wanna let you know that if you don’t want me to do it. I won’t do it.” Kennedy tells.
“And he said, ‘Oh no, man. Go. Do it. Do it, man. Have fun with it.” Kennedy continues. “I was like ‘Really?’ he was like ‘Oh yea. Just do it. Have fun.”
Kennedy goes on and tells more about the conversation, click here to hear the full story.
It is very interesting to learn that Kennedy asked permission to take on the role, and seems very genuine in his offer to not do the film if he didn’t get the blessing. Later on in the video Kennedy says that he later ran into Carrey’s daughter and she said that her father brought up that story once.
“She came up to me and told me that he brought this story up at dinner. And he always thought it was nice that I did that.” Kennedy said.
Jamie Kennedy is putting out amazing content on Youtube and Patreon every week, along with his podcast “Hate To Break It To You with Jamie Kennedy” We highly recommend you check it out if you enjoy an inside look into the film industry.
This week it was released that Warner Bros were looking for a black actor to lead their new Superman film. This was a big blow to fans of Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton, as it means that the studio has officially moved on from his portrayal.
DC has been all over the place recently when it comes to their Extended Universe. Even though The Snyder Cut was a huge success, they say that they are diving deep into the multiverse, and plan on taking the DCEU into a new direction. It appears that casting a new Superman is a step in that new direction.
Many fans are very strongly against this idea, while some are excited! Creating different fan casts of who they would like to see as the new “Man of Steel”. The top of almost everyone’s list is Michael B. Jordan.
Michael B. Jordan would make a fantastic Superman, however he made it clear in several interviews that he has no intentions of taking on the role. So who would make a great Superman?
Look no further than The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper. An actor who could easily create an amazingly awkward and nerdy Clark Kent (Or Calvin Ellis, etc. if he plays a Superman from the multiverse.) Harper is also very physically capable, having the physique that would be needed to portray everyone’s favorite Krypton.
Harper has proved himself to be a fantastic actor with roles such as Chidi in The Good Place, and Josh in the 2019 horror film Midsommar. All he needs now is a breakthrough role to really solidify himself as a blockbuster star.
He is also 41 years old, but has the appearance of someone as young as say, The Batman star Robert Pattinson. Meaning that Superman’s age could be whatever the writer wants it to be.
Speaking of the upcoming The Batman movie, it is reported that it will take place in its own universe apart from the DCEU. Perhaps this new version of Superman will do the same. Or maybe, this Superman is apart of the new universe that Matt Reeves is kicking off with his The Batman film.
There are so many talented black actors in Hollywood that could take up the mantle of Superman. Who do you hope takes up the cape? William Jackson Harper? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let us know!
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to release in theatres and on HBO Max on August 6th, 2021. With Gunn’s version of the DC antihero team coming out soon, his twitter has been filled with jokes and Q n A’s that have been very clear that no character is safe.
Tons of film and comic book fans have been trying to predict which characters will live, and which will die. All that speculation may be pointless because by the end of the film, maybe every single character ends up dead. The question that should be on everyones mind is, “which character will die first?“
When looking at the different villains that Gunn has pulled from the pages of DC Comics, there are some who just scream “kill me.” For example, T.D.K, a super-villain who can detach his own arms and use them as weapons.
One thing that definitely helps us is the trailers that have been released. The trailers show a team that consists of characters like Weasel, Javelin, and Savant who seem to go on a mission. A team that is lacking some of the “main characters” like Harley Quinn and Bloodsport.
It is very likely that this first team completely fails their mission and all die. Causing Amanda Waller to call in a new Suicide Squad to try and save the day.
In order to figure out which of these suicidal comic characters will hit the chopping block first, let’s run down the confirmed members of the squad.
This will be the third film that Margot Robbie plays the role of Harley Quinn, and due to the world wide popularity of the character, it is safe to say that Dr. Quinzel will be making it passed the first five minutes of the film.
It should be safe to assume that Harley will be a major character, if not the main character of the film. And with that, will be a major part of the plot leading deep into the film’s runtime.
Having a huge star like Idris Elba in your film would usually guarantee survival all the way until the end. However, this isn’t just any movie. While it is entirely possible that Bloodsport meets his demise at some point during the action of the film, it will most likely not be the first death that we see.
From the different trailers and tv spots that have come out so far in promotion of the movie, Elba’s Bloodsport seems to play a key role in the plot. Making it safe to assume that he will not be the first squad member to meet their maker.
John Cena’s Peacemaker has already made it’s mark on the DCEU. Getting green lit for his own original series on HBO Max before the movie has even come out. This doesn’t mean that Peacemaker won’t die in the film however, as the show has not been confirmed to take place before or after the events of The Suicide Squad.
In the trailers released for the film, we see Peacemaker quite often. Having several very memorable and hilarious lines throughout. Another thing to notice, is that in the trailers we see Peacemaker participating in moments that seem to be pretty far into the movie. Meaning that the fan favorite “douchey Captain America” will not be the first death.
Rick Flag is not a super villain, he’s a soldier. He is also the leader of The Suicide Squad, in charge of keeping everyone in line. Or else he will blow their heads off…literally. After surviving the events of the first Suicide Squad movie, maybe Rick Flag can overcome the odds and do it again.
Gunn has made it clear that Flag is of course at risk to die, just like everyone else. Flag is also a part of that first “squad” who will most likely not make it out alive. However, considering he is the man who is leading the group on the mission, we can rest easy knowing that he (probably) won’t be the first to go.
King Shark has quickly become a huge fan favorite, just from the trailers alone. People are in love with his character design, and his voice actor being Sylvester Stallone doesn’t hurt either.
The trailers that have everyone falling in love with him are showing him in some scenes that appear to be later on in the film. Giving us the impression that he is going to survive for at least an hour or so.
Captain Boomerang is returning from the first suicide squad movie, and it’s safe to assume it will be his last. This character may be used to show the audience that just because someone was in the first film, it doesn’t protect them in this one.
He shows up in the trailers, but not much. The parts of the trailer that he appears in, seem to be in the beginning half on the film with that “first squad” we keep talking about. Meaning that his death pretty inevitable, but most likely not the first.
Thinker seems to have some sort of villain role in this film. Looking at the trailers it appears that he joins the squad after everyone else, and doesn’t seem to be very trusted by the rest of the squad members.
Seeing as he joins the team later on, surely someone has already kicked the bucket by the time he shows up on screen. Definitely not the first to die.
Polka-Dot Man has a pretty intense moment in the trailer that makes it pretty clear that he is actually suicidal. It is very likely that due to him wanting to die, he is ironically going to survive a while (if not the entire time.)
Not much to go off of here, except for the fact that he is apart of the main Suicide Squad and not the first team. But it would definitely make for a good moment if our polka dotted friend works through his depression and helps to save the day. So therefore, not the first one to die.
rat catcher 2
Rat Catcher 2 has a moment in the trailer that shows her in what appears to be a bit later in the film. Going off of that alone, it seems that she will make it at least through the beginning of the movie.
Rat Catcher is a Batman villain, but that version of the character is a man named Otis Flannegan. The version we see in The Suicide Squad is a young woman who goes by Rat Catcher 2. With this seemingly being an original character created by James Gunn, perhaps that means she will last quite a long time (maybe even all the way.)
Savant is being played by Michael Rooker who is an often collaborator of Gunn. Savant is known for his hacking abilities and could probably serve the Squad in a technological way. He could be the “guy in the chair” who helps lead the team from a computer somewhere else.
However, in the trailer we see one of Amanda Waller’s guys playing that role later in the movie. Savant also seems to be in the first team that goes on a mission in the film. So it is quite possible that Savant does not last very long at all. But will Savant be the first to die? Not likely.
Another original character from Gunn, Sol Soria could be based on the comic villain, Juan Soria. Juan had the ability to unlock any lock, and met his maker by getting eaten by Killer Croc. Since Killer Croc isn’t returning for this film, maybe King Shark could do the honors.
It’s doubtful that Soria will be the first to die, seeing that she has a moment in the trailer that appears to be later on in the movie.
There is no way that The Detachable Kid will survive this movie. It is very likely that it becomes a running joke throughout the film where everyone asks him “What is even your power?” Then at a big climatic moment he shows everyone that is able to detach his arms, and then promptly gets blown to smithereens.
The trailer shows him being involved in a pretty big explosion, which will most likely take place a good bit into the run time. Making it likely that he is not the very first squad member to die. (Sadly.)
This one is going to be a bit harder to tell. The only time we see Weasel in the trailers is in what appears to be near the beginning with that first team, and while on the plane heading to the mission. Meaning that it is quite possible he dies the second they land.
In the comics, Weasel goes on a killing frenzy during a mission where he kills Thinker. Rick Flag put’s on Thinker’s helmet in an effort to stop the chaos, and ends up killing Weasel. If the movie follows that in any way, we could see Weasel dying pretty quick, but maybe he won’t be the first.
Javelin just looks like he is going to be one of the first to die. Add on the fact that he is apart of that first squad, and it’s fair to say that he won’t be making it very far into the movie. Will he be the first? Maybe.
Mongal looks like a very interesting character and will probably be a very strong and aggressive character. In the comics she is a very powerful alien warrior but considering that she is apart of that first squad… it doesn’t look great for her survival.
Will she be the first to die? Probably not, she will probably put up a valiant fight in the first mission before her inevitable death.
black guard aka dick hurtz
Pete Davidson is playing a character named Dick Hurtz aka Black Guard. Davidson is a very popular comedian, and current cast member on SNL who will no doubt be a really fun part of the movie. He said in an interview that a big reason he agreed to do the movie, was because of his characters name.
The character is apart of the first squad, and his name is a penis joke. Davidson probably signed on for a very small role and Black Guard will very likely be the first one to die in the entire film. At this point it could be a toss up between Black Guard, Weasel, and Javelin for first death. But our money is on Mr. Dick Hurtz himself.
On March 26th, The Irregulars dropped on Netflix and quickly rose to the streaming site’s Top 10 trending content. Netflix is no stranger to teen led dramas as they have released shows like Outer Banks, and Stranger Things. This one follows a bit of the same formula, only this time we are venturing into the world of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes has seen many variations on screen, his most recent being in another Netflix Original ‘Enola Holmes.’ Where the greatest detective is played by Henry Cavil (Man of Steel, The Witcher.) In fact, if you would like to learn more about all of Sherlock’s iterations on the big and little screen, click here.
Now, only six months after the last version of Holmes, we have gotten a brand new take on the iconic character. ‘The Irregulars’ is based on the “Baker Street Irregulars” a group of London street kids that Sherlock Holmes hired in three different Arthur Conan Doyle novels.
This show follows these London street kids, and adds a bit more to the lore around them. We watch as these kids are hired by Dr. Watson (Sherlock’s trusted friend and confidant) to try to solve supernatural mysteries. The show has a really fun group of actors playing the Irregulars.
Harrison Osterfield (far left) plays Leopold, a very intelligent young man who happens to be the prince of England. Beside him is Darci Shaw who plays Jessie. Jessie is our look into the supernatural, as she is gifted with abilities out of this world. To her immediate right is Thaddea Graham who plays our main character Beatrice. Bea is the strong leader of the group, and is almost like a mother to them all.
Beside her is McKell David who plays the man with the mouth, Spike. Spike is the comedy relief at times, using his smart mouth to help get them out of (and into) situations. On the far right is Jojo Macari who plays Billy. Billy is a hot head with a big heart, he’s always ready to throw hands, especially when his friends are in danger.
The show follows the group of teens for the most part, but it does not take long for Sherlock Holmes to show up and make a huge impact. Sherlock is played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes and gives us a version of Holmes that we have not seen a lot on screen. The Sherlock Holmes character is known to do drugs, especially cocaine, as Sherlock’s drug usage was first mentioned in four of the early stories published in 1890, and 1891 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
This show takes that and really runs with it. Making Sherlock Holmes a full on junkie who has spent the last twenty-five years as a drugged shell of himself. Unable to think and deduce as well as he used to, we watch how a man who was so great, let his ego and his intelligence destroy him. Lloyd-Hughes does an absolutely fantastic job bringing this character to life.
At one point we see a flashback to Holmes at his best, solving a mystery with the brilliance that we have come to know from the character. In this scene, we jump in as Holmes figures out the case with a charisma that makes you understand just how amazing he really is. This scene is my personal favorite depiction of Sherlock Holmes. The way he talks, the way he explains what just happened, the way he looks, it is exactly what you would want out of a Sherlock Holmes.
We only get to see this young, brilliant Sherlock Holmes a few times throughout the show but that doesn’t mean that the older burnout version isn’t just as fun to watch. We get to see a man who was once so promising, and so brilliant be reduced to nothing due to grief and we genuinely feel for him when he gets emotional.
This is very different from the Henry Cavill version we saw just six months ago. Cavill’s version was a high society, proper, kind man. Which while not a bad thing, is very different from the gritty and real version that we see in The Irregulars.
Likely the most famous version of the character on screen is Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of Holmes in the BBC show ‘Sherlock.’ Cumberbatch plays a very cold, sociopathic version of the character set in modern times. This version of the character is pretty accurate to the original works, and is a huge fan favorite. Plus, Cumberbatch’s version does give us a glimpse into the characters drug use.
That version is fantastic, but with it being set in modern times it still leaves the audience wanting a time accurate Sherlock story. The Irregulars gives them that, while not focusing on Sherlock, but on the teenage London street kids. Giving the audience a taste of the Sherlock Holmes from this world, without giving us too much.
The show is really fun to watch, and I hope that it gets green-lit for a second season. It starts off a bit slow, and the dialogue is a bit cheesy at first but the second the show kicks into second gear it’s impossible to look away. The first few episodes we are getting to know our group of friends, and watch them interact with supernatural monsters such as a man who can control birds with his mind.
Then we watch as they get more and more frustrated, angry, sad, and beaten up as they try to solve the mystery of why these supernatural things are happening in London. Add on a romantic love triangle, forbidden love, a long lost father, an abusive boss, and a southern gentleman who meets Jessie in her dreams. This show has it all, and I hope that we get to see more of The Irregulars in the foreseeable future.
On December 10th, Disney had their Investor Day event where they revealed some HUGE things to get everyone excited for what is to come. It’s super easy to get overwhelmed with everything that is being thrown around online, so here is a very simple (but long) list of everything Disney announced!
This list is broken up into two parts. Marvel Announcements and Disney Announcements.
wanda vision trailer
The new trailer that they released looks super dope, and has me personally very excited for this show. This is the first of many things that Disney talked about, that shows how much money and effort is being put into their new shows. This show looks like it has a Marvel Movie budget, and it has been confirmed that this show will directly connect with the events in Doctor Strange 2.
Disney and Marvel are focusing on making their MCU shows very important in the main film continuity. This is a smart move on Disney’s part, since their Disney+ streaming service has been lackluster so far.
DOCTOR STRANGE 2: MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
The hype has been unreal for the new Spider-Man 3 movie, with the idea of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning. However, that is a Sony property and was not touched on by Disney at this event.
What WAS touched on was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This movie will continue where Spider-Man 3 leaves off, and I imagine this film is going to dive deeper into the multiple Spider-Men and other comic book universes.
The film is being directed by Sam Raimi (Director of the original Spider-Man trilogy) and is said to have tons of awesome cameos from all sorts of Marvel characters. It was also revealed that Rachel McAdams will be returning for this film. McAdams played Christine Palmer, Strange’s love interest in the first film.
THe falcon and winter soldier trailer
A super dope trailer that shows us what to expect from this show. Nothing crazy to really look into, just be ready for a fun action packed show!
This show is going to be so awesome. If you aren’t super up to date on all of your MCU movies, this is going to be one that you might want to watch Avengers Endgame before. Just to understand how Loki ends up here.
The trailer gives us a look at what we can expect from the show. Loki is going to be working for Marvel’s resident time police, and I can’t wait to see all of the shenanigans that can come from the god of mischief traveling all through time.
We even see Loki as the infamous D.B Cooper, who if you have no idea who that is. Click here.
“what if…?” series
We get a first look at the new animated “What If…?” series. This will be taking an animated look at what if the MCU that we know was different. For example what if T’challa became Star Lord instead of Black Panther?
Looks like a ton of fun, and just another awesome addition to Disney+ in the near future!
Not only did we get to see a first look of the new Ms. Marvel show coming to Disney+ but we also found out that Ms. Marvel will be showing up in Captain Marvel 2. This is big news, because this is our first big example of the MCU shows directly interacting with the MCU films.
So if you plan on seeing Captain Marvel 2 in theatres, you will need to pay for that Disney+ subscription and watch all of Ms. Marvel!
hawkeye on disney+
Disney confirmed that their Hawkeye series on Disney+ will be live on the streaming service next fall. Set photos have been all over the internet lately so this came as no surprise.
People are really looking forward to seeing the actress Hailee Steinfeld play the character Kate Bishop in the new show. Set photos have been going viral of the actress suited up.
She Hulk is going to be having a lot of MCU film vets in the show. As they confirmed that Mark Ruffalo will be reprising his role as the Hulk. As well as letting us know that the character Abomination from the Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton will be showing up as well!
Not many people were a fan of the Norton leading Hulk film, but everyone is super excited to see Abomination return to the MCU! They also told us what to expect from the show, saying that it will be a lot of “court room drama.” They then teased Marvel’s favorite lawyer Matt Murdock aka Daredevil making an appearance.
Secret Invasion is a popular comic book crossover event in Marvel comics. This show will be centered around Nick Fury and will be about the hunting down of the shape shifting villains The Skrulls.
In the comics, The Skrulls have replaced several Marvel heroes and we have to figure out who to trust. It should be a really fun show, and I am curious on who we may see make an appearance. Iron Man is a big deal in the comic version, but as he is dead in the MCU we will have to find some other big hero names to come to play.
iron heart series
Iron Heart is the next step in Marvels Young Avengers plan. This show will center around the teenage, female Iron Man named Riri Williams played by Dominique Thorne.
I imagine all of these young heroes are going to come together in the near future for a huge Avengers style team up film. Hopefully these shows are tremendous and gets everyone hyped for it!
armor wars series
Don Cheadle’s War Machine character will be getting his own Disney+ show. Fans are very excited to see this, as his character kind of fell from relevancy after the second Iron Man film.
This show will center around the fact that Stark Technology has spread to the bad guys, and it’s up to good ol’ War Machine to save the day!
guardians of the galaxy holiday special
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be filming next year, and while they are filming it they are also going to film a Disney+ Holiday special to be released around Christmas.
This is going to be a lot of fun and it’s the kind of thing that hopefully we will see more of in the future!
i am groot shorts
Along with the holiday special, Guardians fans can look forward to a series of I Am Groot shorts centered around the fan favorite Baby Groot character.
thor love and thunder
Although we were well aware of this movie, Disney did reveal one giant thing to us. Christian Bale will be joining the cast as Gore the God Butcher.
In the comics, this character blames the loss of his family on the God’s. So he hunts them down and kills them. I imagine we will see a lot of Thor’s friends and family die in this movie…
black panther 2
Marvel confirmed that they will be continuing with Black Panther 2, and they will NOT be recasting Chadwick Boseman’s character. We don’t know what that means, or who will take up the mantle of the Black Panther, but we know that his legacy will be honored.
fantastic 4 movie
This is the big news from the entire event. Marvel announced that they are going to be making a Fantastic Four film directed by Jon Watts (Director of the MCU Spider-Man films.)
The Fantastic Four are called ‘Marvel’s First Family” for a reason. Considered the top of the top of Marvel heroes, and yet they have not had an impressive track record for movies.
Fox had the rights to this team of Marvel Royalty, but when Disney bought Fox; it was time for the First Family to take their spot in the MCU. Fans are over the moon excited to see the most popular Marvel characters make their mark.
ant man 3 quantumania
Ant Man will be getting a third film! From the looks of the title it appears that Paul Rudd will be going into the Quantum Relm and shenanigans will ensue!
alien tv show – fx
For fans of the classic Alien films, get excited!! Or disappointed! We shall see in due time!
Disney will be making an Alien show for FX and it will supposedly be set on earth… so do with that information what you will!
ice age spin off
Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild will be coming to Disney+ and will be a spin off of the popular animated films.
The spin off will focus around the funny little possums and their leader Buck Wild. This is something that is going to be a lot of fun for the kids, and for fans of the Ice Age movies.
beauty and the beast prequel series
Disney announced that they are going to be making a prequel series for their live action Beauty and the Beast film. The show will center around Gaston and Lefou who are the antagonist of the classic story.
I’m not sure how interesting this series will be… but they have the creators of the show “Once Upon A Time” working on it, so I have faith that it will be good!
diary of a wimpy kid
This is something I think is really awesome. Disney is making a CGI animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid film for Disney+. As a huge fan of the book series growing up, I was disappointed by the live action films.
I think this CGI world that looks a ton like the illustrations in the books, will be a lot better version that can stay super true to the books. I see this being a big success, and we will probably get a film for every book!
chip and dale rescue rangers
This is going to be awesome. The team behind the Lonely Island are working on a Rescue Ranger show for Disney+. Not only is this show going to be hilarious, but the cast for Chip and Dale is tremendous.
John Mulaney and Andy Samberg (SNL Veterans) are going to be voicing the iconic characters for the show. If you don’t know anything about these two, I highly recommend you watching John Mulaney’s Netflix specials, and Andy Samberg has a collection of movies, as well as being the lead in the Brooklyn 99 show.
pinocchio live action film
Disney is working on their live action Pinocchio film! Starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto and a CG Pinocchio character that looks just like the original animation version of the character.
This is going to be a really good movie, and Disney announced that you will be able to watch right at home, on Disney+.
peter pan and wendy
We didn’t get much about the new live action Peter Pan & Wendy film. But we do know that it is starring Jude Law, and it will be available on Disney+.
Disney is really doubling down on their streaming service. These films would do tremendous only in theatres, but they are trying to get their subscribers numbers way way up.
A sequel to the Disney film ‘Enchanted’ is getting a sequel! Disenchanted will be having the star Amy Adams return for her role! The first film was really funny, let’s hope the sequel is just as good, if not better!
hocus pocus 2
Enchanted isn’t the only film getting a sequel. The beloved halloween classic Hocus Pocus will be getting a new movie very soon!
Fans are overjoyed about this, and I don’t blame them. This past halloween season, I was seeing a ton of people talking about the first film, and wishing there were more. Wish granted!
Oh man! Disney and Pixar are making a Buzz Lightyear movie. But let’s be very clear, this is not Buzz Lightyear the toy, that we saw in all of the Toy Story films. This is about Buzz Lightyear the character in which the toy was created.
I know this is a bit complicated, but this movie is going to be an action movie starring Buzz Lightyear. This is the movie that created a whole line of action figures, and one of those action figures ended in Andy’s room sparking Toy Story. So there will be no Woody guys.
Chris Evans will be voicing Buzz Lightyear in this movie, and before you get upset saying “But Tim Allen!” just remember, this is not the toy that we see in Toy Story, this the character that the toy is based on.
When I was a kid, there was a show called Buzz Lightyear and Star Command. This show was very similar, as it was showing us the adventures of Buzz Lightyear the character, not the toy.
The show was absolutely awesome, so I am very excited to see this new movie. I hope it starts it’s own animated universe where we can dive deep into the world of Buzz Lightyear!
So are you excited for everything that Disney is releasing over the next few years? I know I am! Be sure to follow us on instagram to keep up with news as it comes out, and other fun movie and show related fun!
The internet is such a toxic place. You can post about how much you loved a new movie, and immediately you have a hundred replies telling you that the movie sucked. Everyone online thinks they are a professional movie critic and love to ruin movies for people before they even get a chance to see them.
That is a big reason that I started Exciting Incident. I was tired of seeing all of the negativity when it comes to film and television. How is a site like Rotten Tomatoes or your cousin Chad on Facebook supposed to tell you how YOU feel.
A good movie, is any movie that makes you feel something. It’s an art, and art is subjective. So who is to tell you that your favorite movie is bad? Here is a list of movies that the internet has told me is “terrible” but I liked them anyway. (In no particular order.)
The lone ranger (2013)
When The Lone Ranger came out in 2013, no one was more excited to see the movie than me. I was in the theatre opening night, sitting on the edge of my seat. I loved every second of it, from the beautiful cinematography, the performances of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, and the awesome train chase scene!
When the movie was over, I was ready for a whole franchise of Lone Ranger movies! But alas, the internet claimed it as one of the worst movies of that year. With it getting a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes and several Razzie Award nominations, any hope for a sequel was dead in the water.
I still really enjoy this movie and can’t wait to watch it when it comes to Disney+ on April 30th 2021.
power rangers (2017)
This one makes me angry. When the movie came out in 2017, all I ever heard was about how terrible it was. I heard that so often that I didn’t go and see it, and I didn’t ever plan to. Until a few years later, I decided to stream it and I absolutely loved it.
The movie was super fun, action packed, and I thought the actors did a really good job of bringing the classic childhood characters to the big screen. People are never going to be happy when a franchise is getting remade or brought to a feature film, but I thought this would be different.
Power Rangers gets rebooted all the time, with a new cheesy Power Rangers show every year on Nickelodeon. The show has always been cheesy and for kids, so what is so bad about this fun, new version?
I was very disappointed to find out that any planned sequels were scrapped after a 49% Rotten Tomatoes score. They are planning on a brand new Power Rangers movie soon, but sadly without this cast.
GI JOe – the rise of cobra (2009)
Oh man. I remember watching this movie in theatres with my dad when it first came out. I was so invested and in love with this movie that I was actually yelling during it. I had totally forgetten that I was in a theatre and I truly thought I was apart of it.
I’m a huge GI-Joe fan, from the comics to the cartoon series and all. So when this movie came out, I was not disappointed. I was in the minority however, as it received a 34% on Rotten Tomatoes.
They actually made a sequel to this one, but it had pretty much none of the actors from the first one and was just a “Dwayne Johnson beats people up for 2 hours” movie. I was pretty devistated because I loved the first one so much.
They have a new Snake Eyes movie set to release next year that is planned to kick start a new GI Joe franchise, hopefully it will be successful.
Batman v superman (extended cut)
So let me preface this by saying the EXTENDED CUT. Not the theatrical version that cut out 30 minutes of really important stuff. If you haven’t seen the extended cut, it’s available on HBO Max and it is definitely worth it if you are a DC fan.
The extended cut fixes a lot of the problems that were very prominent in the theatrical release, and it is honestly a really great movie. The Batman and Superman characters are played super well, and aside from the awkward “My mom’s name is Martha too” moment, it is really awesome.
Zack Snyder’s cinematography, story, and character development is top notch no matter what the internet trolls say. As an avid fan of Batman comics, this depiction of Batman hasn’t been seen on the big screen, and I am very excited to see the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League so that I can see his version of these characters again.
the cat in the hat (2003)
I have nothing to say here other than the fact that this movie is an acid trip that everyone needs to see. Sure, it’s not the best movie in the world… but I dare you to find a funnier line that this one.
The movie stars Mike Myers and he gets away with a ton more adult humor than you would expect in a goofy children’s movie. I grew up watching this on DVD with my sister, and we still watch it all the time.
The fact that this movie got a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes is a travesty. How can you not like THIS?!
spider man 3 (2007)
This movie gets so much hate from the internet and I have had enough. Sure there was that one cringy dance scene…
But other than that, it was a pretty solid ending to the trilogy! Sam Raimi, the director of the trilogy, has gone on record saying that studio interference changed this movie from being what he wanted it to be. But that doesn’t make it a bad movie by any means.
The Sandman character has an amazing story arc throughout, and James Franco showing up at the end to help his former best friend brings a tear to my eye. The inclusion of Venom felt a little forced, and Topher Grace’s portrayal of Venom isn’t very comic accurate. But it still has it’s charms.
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Johnny Depp posted on instagram this morning that Warner Bros has asked him to resign from the new Fantastic Beasts movie. Depp was set to play Gellert Grindelwald and had even began filming this month in Australia.
This resignation comes just a few days after the ruling of his libel trial against the UK publication ‘The Sun.’ The Sun had called Depp a “wife-beater” in one of their articles, and Depp sued them for it. However, after a summer long trial the results were not in Depp’s favor. The trial was held in the UK and the judge found The Sun not guilty of libel.
Personally, I read every transcript of the court case over the summer. Sitting on the edge of my seat as I watched the truth come out in front of the entire world. It was very apparent through all of the evidence provided that not only was Johnny Depp innocent, but he was the actual victim of abuse.
From pictures of Johnny Depp’s beaten face, to audio recordings of his ex-wife Amber Heard admitting that she abused him; the entire world realized how wrong they had been about Depp. Amber Heard had falsely accused him of abuse, and everyone believed it.
I can only imagine how hard it was for Depp to be abused (both physically and mentally) over a very long time, and then have everyone turn their backs on him. He lost his role of Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, along with a lot of other work.
One bright light in the darkness however, was that Warner Bros and JK Rowling defended him through it all and kept him in their Fantastic Beasts franchise. Even though everyone persecuted all of them for keeping him in the films.
So why is he getting fired now? All that the court case ruled, was that ‘The Sun’ didn’t commit libel. It does not mean that Johnny Depp is guilty of domestic abuse, all that it means is The Sun is no longer being sued by Johnny Depp.
So why would Warner Bros ask him to resign? After defending him the entire time, why stop now? Perhaps they just want to cut ties with anyone involved in that kind of thing all together. However, Amber Heard is still set in the Warner Bros. ‘Aquaman 2’ movie. Why does she get to keep her job after all of this evidence against her?
What about Ezra Miller, who plays along side Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts films? He was filmed earlier this year choking a female fan outside of a bar. Warner Bros. didn’t ask him to resign from the films.
Johnny Depp had his finger sliced off due to Heard, had a cigarette put out on his face by Heard, along with so many other terrifying incidents. It is absolutely ridiculous for him to be treated like the bad guy when he is 100% the victim in this situation.
Ah yes, the daytime detective show. A true staple of American television. With shows like Monk, The Mentalist, Numbers, Criminal Minds, Dexter, and so many more; the TV detective genre was alive and well during the early 2000’s.
Not too far from the police procedural genre that consists of shows like NCIS, CSI, and JAG. The detective shows have seen tons of different versions over the years. Getting more and more creative in order to be unique.
Out of this creative boom, we got the masterpiece that is ‘Psych’. It’s your classic, detective and partner team up to solve a crime every week show, but with such a unique twist. In this show, we don’t follow an actual detective, we follow Shawn Spencer. Shawn is a fun loving, irresponsible, regular guy, who just so happens to have ‘Heightened Observational Skills.’
Shawn is basically Sherlock Holmes, without all of the pretentious intelligence and British accent. After he gets into a predicament with the local Santa Barbara Police Department, he manages to use his skill set to convince them that he is a “Psychic.”
After convincing them, the interim Chief asks for Shawn’s help solving a high profile, missing persons case. Shawn recruits his best friend Burton “Gus” Guster, and shenanigans ensue. By the end of the pilot episode, Shawn and Gus have started a private detective agency. Every episode for the next eight seasons follow them solving cases.
This show is like nothing the genre has seen before. The show is absolutely hysterical, making it one of the most consistent comedy shows on television. The writing is always top notch giving us amazing mysteries every week, and creative episodes that make every season packed with fun.
The show is also notorious for doing episodes that pay homage to classic film and television shows. For example the “Twin Peaks” episode that features tons of the original cast of the original 90’s show. They have a Friday the 13th episode (with a serial killer in a mask and all.)
A ‘Hangover’ episode, ‘Blair Witch Project’ episode, ‘Exorcist’ episode, ‘The Shining’ episode, ‘Jaws’ episode, and tons of Alfred Hitchcock homages.
The show is a love story to good storytelling. It builds an entire world with tons of characters (both main cast and reoccurring guests) that you fall in love with every time they are on screen. The show also gives us long arcing storylines with romances, serial killers that keep getting away, and a father son relationship that builds so slowly and carefully that it’s like you are watching it in real time.
The inside jokes that this show makes are legendary, and you can tell the real life friendship of James Roday and Dule Hill as their characters Shawn and Gus very clearly through their chemistry.
The show doesn’t stop at just syndicated television either, with a musical and two TV movies. The world that show creator Steve Franks has built is truly remarkable, and it is highlighted by an amazing cast that all love the show as much as fans do.
Steve Franks has claimed that he isn’t done after two movies, he and the cast would love to keep making the movies over the years. That is something that I am really looking forward to personally.
It’s not often that a show continues to put out content for it’s fan base so long after it’s ending. But with a cult following, and a real life friendship of everyone on the cast, this show will keep going in some shape or form for a very long time.
If you haven’t already seen the show, I highly recommend watching it! At the time of this writing all eight seasons are available on Peacock (NBC’s new streaming service that is FREE.) Go and give it a watch if you are looking for your next show to binge!
Moon Knight is the latest hero to join the MCU, through an upcoming Disney+ show starring the long time Marvel character. I’m a huge fan of Moon Knight, and I have always been drawn to the dark tone of the comic series. It could be serious and grounded without it reaching a level of intensity and gore like a modern Punisher comic. For those who haven’t heard of Moon Knight, here’s a bit of history of one of the most underrated Marvel heroes.
First appearing in ‘Werewolf by Night’ Issue number 32, Moon Knight made his debut as a villain. Hired by a villainous group called ‘The Committee’, Moon Knight was to capture “The Werewolf” for the organization. Moon Knight hunts down The Werewolf and manages to injure him with his signature crescent darts. Towards the end of issue, Moon Knight realizes what The Committee really stands for and helps The Werewolf break free. Moon Knight later had his origin redefined in his own ongoing series.
Doug Moench was a comic writer who was approached by many different colleagues to take a shot at writing the character in a more heroic way. Doug eventually saw the potential that his colleagues did, and wrote a new origin for the character.
The new origin story goes as follows: Marc Spector, a mercenary for hire, soldier of fortune- died in an Egyptian tomb where he was “supposedly” revived by Khonsu (The Egyptian God of the Moon). Marc went on to fight his former mercenary boss and returned to America to fight crime as the Fist of Khonsu. Marc took on multiple roles to help him get information on the street that helped in his quest to fight crime.
Moench wanted a more realistic superhero that would make sense in the real world. He figured the hero would need multiple guises to get information from the thugs on the street AND the upper class, hence Moon Knight’s ‘Steven Grant’ and ‘Jake Lockley’ personalities. Along with his guises he also need a supporting cast of characters to help in his mission to fight crime.
Crawley, a sophisticated homeless man who is always able to get info from the street level thugs. Genaand her kids, a woman who owned a diner that he visits frequently. Marlene, the girlfriend of Moon Knight’s Steven Grant personality (side note: she loved all of his personalities but Steven was her favorite). And finally, Frenchie, the former mercenary partner to Marc Spector, friend, and a pilot for Moon Knight.
One of my favorite Moon Knight issues addresses how complex the character really is. In the issue, he fights a villain named Stained Glass Scarlet. Scarlet was a nun, an actress, and a villain (sort of). Scarlet uses a crossbow to murder the mob bosses that had gotten her son addicted to drugs. Scarlet managed to take them out one by one until only one remained.
She was at a stand off with the final boss, with her crossbow aimed at him, and his gun aimed at her. Moon Knight bursts through the door with only one crescent dart in hand. Moon Knight hesitates on which to go for but ultimately chooses the gun. Scarlet shoots the mob boss with her bow and the deed is done.
The man is dead and Moon Knight failed to stop it. He chases Scarlet to a train track but she gets away. After it was all over, he asks his friend Frenchie if a loser can ever truly be a winner. The final word box of that issue is that he will never know. To me, that is fantastic writing and it kept me hooked on every page.
At the top of my favorite Moon Knight stories list, is an issue called, “Hit it!” A man runs through the streets of New York punching and beating anyone in his way. Moon Knight sees the trail of beaten and bloody men and follows it finding the culprit.
We find out that the reason the man was lashing out was due to the fact that he had just lost his dad. His father was abusive and beat him as a child, and now that his father was dead, he had no way of dealing with it. So instead of being able to give his father the beat down he felt he deserved, he took it out on everyone else.
When Moon Knight hears this, he chooses not to beat on him. The man unable to process his emotions, punches Moon Knight in the back of the head. The man screams at Moon Knight to hit him back, begging for a fight. Moon Knight falls for the bait and throws punch after punch until the man goes down. After leaving the scene, Moon Knight punches a wall, furious with himself. The final word box of that issue is “And so. The drum beats blood red, forever.”
For more on Moon Knight comics I recommend reading the entire run by Doug Moench and even the ‘Werewolf by Night’ issues where Moon Knight debuted. Doug Moench really brought this character to life and made every story an absolute knockout. Other Moon Knight writers over the years consist of Charlie Huston, who took the character into a very dark place. Going as making Moon Knight cut off the face of his enemy, Bushman. In Doug Moench’s original run, Moon Knight went out of his way NOT to kill. But Huston’s version completely disregards that.
Post Huston, Gregg Hurwittz took on the character in a redemption arc called, “Vengeance of the Moon Knight.” The story of Moon Knight coming back to New York after hiding from S.H.I.E.L.D, the Thunderbolts and other people that were after him. Moon Knight has visions of Khonsu begging him to kill again and Moon Knight refuses. Along with no longer killing, another change this run made was that “Jake Lockley” was the only other personality that Moon Knight had.
Around 2015, writers Warren Ellis and Jeff Lemire started their take on the character. Ellis had some really good stories but his version of Moon Knight was very violent, even after the Vengeance of the Moon Knight arc. That arc was written to make Moon Knight go back to his heroic roots. And Ellis keeps that in mind, making sure that Moon Knight doesn’t kill. But he absolutely brutalizes people. Moon Knight even hit a random thug with his moon shaped jet. It doesn’t say if he lived or died but it’s safe to assume it was the latter.
Lemire took Moon Knight into a strange direction. Making Moon Knight fight zombies while wearing bone armor and fighting sleep paralysis demons (that’s not much of an exaggeration). This run is wildly loved by marvel fans, although I still prefer the original run more.
Another change Ellis made was that he created a new personality for Moon Knight. Creating Mr. Knight. It’s just Moon Knight in a white tuxedo and a mask. The idea is a lot of fun, but it has overstayed its welcome. It was only meant for that one-story arc, but still is seen constantly and can overshadow the original costume at times. It’s like if Spider-Man only wore his black suit and never the classic red and blue one.
Moon Knight has a very long and complex history in Marvel Comics, and the upcoming Disney+ show is a great opportunity for a more mainstream audience to discover an absolutely fantastic character. However, I have my reserves.
The MCU has a lot of power over the comics and I fear if the show screws up Moon Knight, it will skew how writers write him after the shows release. For example, Iron Man was fairly unpopular prior to the movies. When the character blew up in popularity due to Robert Downey Jr’s awesome performance, it in turn caused Marvel to now write Iron Man to be more like RDJ.
As a huge Moon Knight fan, I’m hopeful for a great show on Disney+. However, I’m okay if the show isn’t good, as long as it doesn’t affect the comics.