Ten years after Tron: Legacy and 38 years after the first Tron, Disney appears ready to make yet another Tron movie. Garth Davis (Lion) is set to helm the new Tron sequel and Jared Leto will star, and while this will no doubt excite fans who have been clamoring for another Tron flick, I have to ask: are these two choices really the best Disney could do here?
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Here’s some truly fantastic news to lighten up your Monday: Christopher Eccleston, who helped bring Doctor Who to the 21st century with his portrayal of the Ninth Doctor in the modern-day revival of the classic British sci-fi series, is returning to the role after 15 years. Well, in audio form. But regardless of the medium, this is a big deal considering the actor’s famous split with the BBC after his short-lived one season run on Doctor Who, and his reluctance to associate with the role of the beloved time-traveling alien in the years since.
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Being an astronaut isn’t easy, and that job is made all the more difficult when there are missions taking these space explorers away from their family for extended periods of time. In Netflix’s new drama series Away, a mission to Mars will take an international group of astronauts away from their families for three years. For Emma Green (Hilary Swank), it might just be too much to handle as she struggles with leaving behind her family and staying strong as the commander of the mission. Read More »
When DC FanDome launches later this month, fans will get a proper glimpse at Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League, which is heading to HBO Max in 2021. While director is busy putting the movie together in post-production, he couldn’t help but tease fans a little bit with a look at the new, alternate version of the villain Steppenwolf, the leader of the Parademon army who acts as a herald announcing the forthcoming arrival of the read big bad, Darkseid. See Zack Snyder’s Justice League Steppenwolf photo below. Read More »
Ever since Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga debuted on Netflix, people have been making demands by shouting, “Play ‘Jaja Ding Dong!'” at the top of their lungs (or as loud as text allows them to be). It’s all inspired by one vocal fan who yells endlessly about wanting to hear the catchy tune sung by Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdóttir (Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams) as the band Fire Saga.
But one person has earnestly received this demand more than anyone else since the release of the movie, and that’s real-life 2020 Eurovision Song Contest contestant Daði Freyr from Iceland. Well, he’s heard fans loud and clear, and he’s finally played the song himself, but just this one time. Read More »
Production on all movies and TV shows was shut down in early April when the coronavirus pandemic started spreading quickly across the United States. However, late night television was able to make a comeback by producing episodes remotely. Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Conan O’Brien, and Samantha Bee, hosted their shows from the comfort of their home and had guests appear through video chat. But two of them will be returning to the studio soon.
ViacomCBS has revealed that both The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden will no longer be produced from the hosts’ homes. Instead, they’ll be returning to the studio, but they won’t be returning to show business as usual. Find out more below. Read More »
Hot on the heels after offering pre-orders for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze action figure two-pack with the mutant villains Tokka and Rahzar, the toy wizards at NECA have another hulking figure from the comic book movie sequel on the way, and you can get it very soon.
NECA’s latest collectible toy offering from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise also comes from the sequel, but this time they’re giving us Super Shredder, the massive mutated version of the the turtles’ arch nemesis. This figure is absolutely ripped, and they have the craziest eyes. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- The hilarious Hulu comedy Pen15 gets a new trailer for its second season
- A new show called Woke introduces animation after the protagonist’s run-in with the police
- Netflix’s Money Heist is coming back
- Inexplicably, so is 1980s sitcom Who’s the Boss?
- And more!
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The Movie: 21 Chump Street
Where You Can Stream It: YouTube
The Pitch: In a plot that mirrors the events of 21 Jump Street, a Florida police officer goes undercover and poses as a high school student in an attempt to bust the kids who were dealing drugs. But when a straight-laced, straight-A student falls for the undercover cop, the story becomes a little more complicated. This story is based on actual events which occurred less than ten years ago.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: A complex story of deception, betrayal, and misguided love, 21 Chump Street was originally a segment on an episode of This American Life in 2012. A couple of years later, Broadway breakout Lin-Manuel Miranda premiered a 14-minute, one-act musical adaptation of it at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the short musical, which he penned after his success with In the Heights but before he became a household name with Hamilton. (Case in point: host Ira Glass, who introduces the show, literally mispronounces his name.) Watch the entire performance below. Read More »
In 2017, Netflix acquired famed comic book creator Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company to mine it for film and TV projects. Last year, the streaming service announced it would produce an original film version of Millar’s sci-fi fantasy comic Reborn, with Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) directing and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock producing.
Now, more than a year later, the project has finally found its writer: up-and-coming scribe Bek Smith, who has previously worked at Marvel Studios. Read More »