(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)
The Series: LEGO Masters
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: Based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, LEGO Masters brings in teams of two brick builders in a friendly competition where imagination, design, and creativity are king. Hosted by Will Arnett, the series features a variety of LEGO challenges that ask teams to impress a pair of judges by creating mind-blowing LEGO builds, including massive skyscrapers, incredibly detailed dioramas, and much more. The prize? The ultimate LEGO trophy and $100,000.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: American reality TV competitions are notorious for being fairly cutthroat. So it’s nice when one comes along that features friendly competition and inspiring camaraderie throughout the contest. It also helps that LEGO Masters features some of the most amazing building brick creations you’ve ever seen. Read More »
Following the debut of the first teaser trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, a new featurette takes a look at the history of the ninja warrior played by Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians). Even though Snake Eyes is one of the most popular characters from the G.I. Joe universe, general audiences probably aren’t familiar with the character’s background, which includes a beloved comic book run that defined his origins. Find out more in the Snake Eyes featurette below. Read More »
Paramount Pictures is taking a different approach to the G.I. Joe franchise after letting it lie dormant nearly 10 years. Rather than focusing on a whole team of characters from the toyline, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is shining the spotlight on one of the fan favorite characters by giving the ninja warrior an origin story starring Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians). Will it be worth checking out? Find out for yourself by watching the Snake Eyes trailer below. Read More »
The first photos from the upcoming G.I. Joe Origins movie Snake Eyes arrived yesterday, and it’s just the beginning of the marketing machine for the Paramount Pictures blockbuster. A new Snake Eyes poster has arrived to tease the film’s first trailer, which will debut during the MTV Movie & TV Awards this weekend. Check it out below. Read More »
By the power of Grayskull! Fabulous secret powers will be revealed to you on the day you hold aloft this magic sword, a new Masters of the Universe prop replica from Factory Entertainment. Modeled after the sword wielded by He-Man in the animated series from the 1980s (and the action figure line that preceded it), the Masters of the Universe sword replica is cast in stainless steel, and is big enough for even the most mighty of He-Man fans. Check it out below. Read More »
Holy Snarf, a Thundercats movie is finally happening – and the project has found its director.
Adam Wingard, the director of You’re Next, The Guest, and this week’s gigantic MonsterVerse movie Godzilla vs. Kong, has been tapped to direct a Thundercats film for Warner Bros. based on the popular 1980s animated television series. And it sounds like Wingard is a massive fan, because in a new interview, he makes this bold claim: “Nobody on this planet knows or has thought as much about Thundercats as I have.” Read More »
Hollywood is desperate to squeeze all it can out of G.I. Joe, on both the big and small screens.
The latest example: Lady Jaye, an undercover operative within that universe, is now getting her own live-action G.I. Joe TV show, which is in the works at Amazon. Adrianne Palicki (Fright Night Lights) played that character in the 2013 movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but it’s unclear if she’ll be back to reprise the role or if someone else will be stepping into Lady Jaye’s…um, fatigues? Leather jacket? She’s had a bunch of different looks over the years, so let’s go with leather jacket.
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Mattel and Nickelodeon are looking to make a graveyard smash together. Monster High, Mattel’s toy line centering around the daughters of classic monsters (think Frankie Stein, Draculaura, and Clawdeen Wolf), is returning from the grave with two new projects for television.
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The day isn’t over yet, but I can’t imagine there being a more Mad Libs-style headline to come out of the entertainment news world than this one.
Mattel Films will team up with rapper Lil Yachty to produce an Uno movie based on the classic card game, with Yachty also “eyeing a starring role” in the film. And naturally, as anyone who has ever played Uno should clearly already know, the movie will be set in the underground hip-hop scene in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course. Makes total sense.
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Battleship brought the Milton Bradley strategy board game to life on the big screen with an alien invasion twist, and now Hasbro and their Entertainment One studio are working on turning another one of their iconic games into a TV series. Hasbro has brought in House of Cards creator Beau Willimon to develop a TV series adaptation of the classic strategy board game Risk. Read More »