Sequel movie to The Last Kingdom series. All based on The Saxon Stories books by Bernard Cornwell.
I’ve never read the books, but my brother turned me on to the series, which I really enjoyed. I’ll probably rewatch the series soon, in preparation for this new movie.
‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Star Chaim Topol Dead At 87
I vaguely recall watching Fiddler on the Roof when I was younger. I knew him better from the Bond movie For Your Eyes Only.
Rest in Peace
Horror legend dead at 93: Ricou Browning was ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’
One of my favorites of the Universal Monster Movies. Rest in Peace, good sir.
Warner Bros. To Revamp ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Movies
My first thought, upon seeing this headline, was “Why does the Universe hate us so?”
Of course, it’s not the Universe. Just simple greed and a desperate need for hit movies to bring in cash.
The Jackson trilogy, though imperfect, is probably the best we’re going to get. I honestly cannot see today’s Hollywood doing a better job. If I had to bet money, I’d say it stands a good chance of being a lot worse.
‘A Christmas Story’ Actress Melinda Dillion Dead At 83
Rest in Peace. We’ll try not to shoot our eyes out.
David Crosby, founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, dead at 81
He was a pretty good musician. Rest in Peace.
I watched this the other night on Netflix, and found it to be very entertaining. The story was interesting, with a few nice twists. The cast was really good. It took me a few minutes (and one quick internet search) to realize the dude playing Poe was Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. And the great Robert Duvall was the old scholar the investigators go visit (which I didn’t find out until after watching).
All in all, I wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel, maybe where Poe investigates some other crime years later.
I hadn’t planned on watching this show, but kept hearing that it wasn’t half bad. On Christmas Day, while talking with my brother and his wife, they mentioned they’d watched two episodes and thought it was good. So the wife and I decided to give it a try.
We’ve now got just two episodes to go.
It’s entertaining….kind of like the love child of Hammer Horror and Harry Potter. The young lady playing Wednesday I think really does a great job as the character. She’s definitely channeling Ricci’s performance from the movies, but also adding in some quirks of her own. Morticia and Gomez are….iffy. They definitely look the parts, but I don’t think they carry that same feel in their mannerisms.
The rest of the cast, and the expansion of the weird into outright supernatural works rather well. The special effects are pretty solid. The primary locations of the town and school are creative. The humor is pretty solidly dark.
If you’re a fan of the old Addams Family TV series and movies, I recommend this.
Kirstie Alley, Star Of ‘Star Trek II’ And ‘Cheers,’ Dead At 71
She also starred in such classics as Summer School (with Mark Harmon) and Runaway (with Tom Selleck).
Rest In Peace
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie Dead at 79 Following 'Short Illness'
I was saddened by this news. The wife and I have seen Fleetwood Mac in concert twice. She was such a talent.
Rest In Peace.
I’d heard this was pretty good, and considering it was James Gunn, I thought I’d give it a shot. Surprisingly, I was not disappointed.
The story was simple, fun, and cute. The cast was, as expected, great. Lots more focus on Mantis, which was cool. Cosmo the space dog was fun, and even had a “Russian” accent. The gift giving part was really nice. And the flashback to Peter’s earlier years with Yondu was cool.
I don’t recall if Mantis and Peter are related in the comics, but they made them siblings here. That’s a little weird, since Ego killed most of his other children. I assume he had a reason for keeping her alive. It makes me wonder, however, if they’ll try to bring more siblings into the franchise in the future.
If it has a future, that is. With Gunn being over at DC now, I don’t know what they’d do beyond the next movie. I’d hate to see what kind of damage Disney would do to the GotG franchise without Gunn.
This is a new show on Netflix, with some dude named Graham Hancock. He’s a journalist, but I don’t think I’d heard of him before this. Anyway, I saw the show while surfing Netflix, then heard about it on some YouTube podcast. Since I didn’t have much else to watch, I figured I’d give it a try.
It’s….interesting. He’s saying there might have been some mystery advanced human civilization from before what’s generally accepted. Maybe he’s on to something. Maybe not. I’m only a few episodes into it, but it’s giving me a kind of Secrets of Al Capone’s Vault vibe.
That said, I’m still enjoying a lot of it. He’s going to different locations and talking about actual ancient ruins. And there are some really good graphics attempting to recreate what these places might have or did look like. Since I’m big on ancient architecture, that kind of stuff is really cool to me.
Anyway, if you like that sort of thing, or are a fan of this dude, you might like this.
Kevin Conroy, iconic voice of Batman, dead at 66
Rest In Peace, Dark Knight.
Legendary Artist Carlos Pacheco Has Passed Away at Age 60
Sad to hear. Such a wonderful artist. I think my favorite of his work was JSA/JLA: Virtue and Vice.
Kevin O'Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Co-Creator and Comic Book Artist, Dies
Such a great artist. Rest In Peace.
Toho plans to release a new Japanese Godzilla film next year as the monster’s audience grows
My boy was very excited to hear this news.
This show is on Netflix. Sadly, there are only eight episodes. Guillermo del Toro does a little Twilight Zone style intro to each episode.
Two episodes were based on Lovecraft stories. One was based on a Kuttner story. Two others were based on stories written by del Toro himself. There was one based on a story by Michael Shea. Those were the best episodes.
Of the last two, one was based on a story by some Canadien comic writer. The other was written by the director and someone else. These were two weakest episodes for me. So boring I was doing other things and just had them on in the background.
Still, overall I thought the series was excellent. I highly recommend it. I hope we get more seasons.
Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' singer, dead at 87
I thought he was older than 87. Rest In Peace.
Starting this thread off with some big news (which I’m guessing some have heard by now):
DC Shocker: James Gunn, Peter Safran to Lead Film, TV and Animation Division
It’s an interesting move. Personally, I hope it works out.
It’s got the same director and pretty stellar cast, but the new writer seems (to me) unimpressive. And since it’s current MCU, I have to say I’m still just cautiously pessimistic. I don’t particularly trust them put out a movie worth paying to see in a theater (and maybe not even paying a D+ subscription for).
Robbie Coltrane: Harry Potter actor dies aged 72
From Krull, to James Bond, and Harry Potter - he was a great actor. Rest In Peace.
Loretta Lynn, ever a ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ dies at 90
She had a long and extraordinary life. Rest In Peace.
’Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ First Look – New Movie Arrives in 2024
Sweet! I’m a fan of the franchise, from the original five movies, all the way through this newest iteration. Hopefully, they can keep up the good work.
I had not been aware of this until seeing a video talking about all the MCU stuff from D23. This makes maybe two MCU items that have definitely piqued my interest, the other being Werewolf By Night.
D23 Expo 2022: Marvel Studios' 'Armor Wars’ Confirms Return of Don Cheadle
I’ll admit being a bit excited about this (for now). I always liked Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes. He’s a great actor, and I thought he and Robert Downey Jr. had good buddy-chemistry. So I’m happy to see him coming back for what looks to be an adaptation of a classic Ironman story.
I’ll say that I’m cautiously optimistic for this one. As more details come out that could change, for better or worse.
What in the name of all that’s holy did I just watch….?
I…I got nuthin.
I didn’t see a thread about this, so…..
Anyway, I discovered this show on HBOMax, whilst searching the site for something new to watch. I loved it from the first episode. Cool animation. Great stories. I think my favorite from season 1 was the battle against the ape-men.
The second season is in full swing now, and has vastly expanded on the world of Spear and Fang. The battle against the village (of vikings?) was brutal. This newest episode, which I just watched, jumped the timeframe up to the late 1800s, and had a cool bit with I think who’s supposed to be Charles Darwin. I found it interesting that, physically, the escaped lunatic resembled Spear.
I’m looking forward to seeing where else the series goes.
Olivia Newton-John, pop singer who found stardom with 'Grease,' dies at 73
Sad to hear. She was awesome. Rest In Peace.
Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89
So very sad to hear this news. She was (and always will be) a legend! Rest In Peace.
I didn’t see a thread for this movie, so figured I’d start one.
Especially since there is news….
Tony Dow, 'Leave it to Beaver' star, dead at 77
Apparently, he also directed a few episodes of Babylon 5, one of my all-time favorite TV shows.
David Warner, British Actor Known for ‘The Omen’ and ‘Tron,’ Dies at 80
Damn! Yet another actor who’s work I enjoyed. Loved him in The Omen. Same with Tron.
So, new from SDCC.
Phase 4 ends with the new Black Panther movie. Good riddance.
Phase 5 apparently starts with the next Ant-Man movie. Looking at the list, there’s only four things that really interest me: Ant-Man, GotG Vol 3, Blade, and Daredevil. Maybe the Captain America movie, but that will largely depend on the overall plot and the villain.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - Feb. 17, 2023
Then Phase 6 kicks off with Fantastic Four. They’ve also apparently announced this next big story as The Multiverse Saga. Again, I’m cautiously pessimistic. My enthusiasm for FF will largely depend on casting, whether they included Doom, and whether they finally get him right this time. The Avengers movies I’m truly iffy on. It’ll depend on who’s in the line-up, as I find some of the potential team members to be less than compelling.
Fantastic Four - Nov. 8, 2024
I did notice a distinct lack of mention about Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, still two of the best characters they have left in the MCU. I find that disappointing.
As with most things MCU these days, I remain cautiously pessimistic. If Phase 4 has done anything, it’s show me that Disney can screw up a great thing. This teaser wasn’t all that compelling, but it did have some highlights: Namor and the Atlanteans, M’Baku (Winston Duke is a great actor).
I don’t see myself paying good money to see this in a theater, but if the right people recommend it, I might. I’ll most likely wait until it pops up on streaming.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods trailer
Or, as I like to call him: the real Captain Marvel.
Not sure I want to pay to see this in a theater, but it looks like it could be fun. Plus, Dame Helen Mirren as the main villain? What’s not to love about that. She’s completely badass. I’m also glad to see them bringing back Djimon Hounsou.
Legendary Comic Book Writer Alan Grant Dies, Aged 73
Very sad to hear. He was writing great Batman stories when I first started really collecting. Rest In Peace.
I don’t know if they’re including elements from the book series in this (it doesn’t seem like it). As with much else from Disney these days, I find myself cautiously pessimistic. I think I saw Joanne Whalley as an older Sorsha, even though she wasn’t listed on IMDb.