Hoops Review

Netflix has found success with adult animated fare like Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman, and their latest effort is Hoops, created by comedian Ben Hoffman. The series follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as the perpetually angry, vulgar, and pathetic Ben Hopkins, the coach of the Lenwood High School basketball team. Ben dreams of turning his life around, eventually coaching the Chicago Bulls and having an infinity pool. Instead, his life is a series of increasingly irresponsible mistakes and stupid schemes, all peppered with a plethora of profanity and rage. That sums up his arc (or lack thereof) in every episode of the series that leans hard into raunchiness, has no heart whatsoever, and packs solid but inconsistent laughs. Read More »

Hoops Trailer

Netflix’s roster of adult-oriented animated programming is top notch, and they’re really starting to give Adult Swim and Comedy Central a run for their money. Their latest effort is Hoops, a new show created by comedian Ben Hoffman and starring Jake Johnson as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach trying to turn his depressing life around. It has the look of Bob’s Burgers, but the raunchiness of Big Mouth, and the new Hoops trailer has me all in. Read More »

Hoops Trailer

The Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance is now available for you to stream on Netflix, but that’s not the only basketball action the streaming service is bringing to the table.

Hoops is a new adult animated series that follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as Coach Ben Hopkins, a pathetic, angry, foul-mouthed coach desperate to prove himself and turn his depressing life around. But if the first trailer is any indicator, he’s going to have a hard time, because he absolutely sucks at basketball. Read More »

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Release Date

Last fall, Sony Pictures finally dated the anticipated animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie was slated to arrive in April 2022, but now, thanks to the complications caused by the production shutdown due to coronavirus and the constant shuffling of release dates for movies this year, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is being pushed back six months to a fall release date in 2022. Read More »

Josh Gad Reading to Kids

It’s going to be a rough couple months as everyone in the United States (hopefully) spends as much time at home as possible. Cities like Los Angeles are getting a little more strict about keeping people at home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone else follows suit. Thankfully, even though production is shut down on movies and TV right now, some celebrities are taking the time to make self-quarantine and social distancing a little more tolerable for those going stir crazy, especially families with kids who are home from school.

Josh Gad has been hosting a story hour for kids who love his character Olaf from Frozen, Jake Johnson is leaving voicemails for kids inspired by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Gal Gadot rounded up a bunch of famous friends to do a rendition of John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” and Rosie O’Donnell is bringing back her talk show to help support The Actors Fund. Get details below. Read More »

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Jurassic World 3 will feature more than the return of Colin Trevorrow in the director’s chair. The upcoming Jurassic World sequel will bring back Jake Johnson and Omar Sy, characters last seen in Trevorrow’s 2015 revival of the Jurassic Park series. The duo were last seen making an escape from Isla Nublar as the escaped dinosaurs went on their rampage.

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Stumptown Trailer

With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD coming to an end with the seventh season, new comic book blood is needed to fill ABC’s network timeslots. Unfortunately, most the Marvel action is headed to Disney+, so ABC has grabbed another comic book property that will take them into the TV comfort zone of procedural crime drama.

Stumptown is based on the Oni Press comic of the same name, and it follows Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as a former Marine who has become a disheveled, seemingly directionless private investigator with a good chunk of debt to dig herself out of. That makes her the perfect candidate to get caught up in plenty of random investigations with some seedy criminals and frustrated law enforcement. Watch the Stumptown trailer below for a taste of what’s on the way. Read More »

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Clip

This week brings Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse into theaters, unleashing a bunch of different super-powered spider people onto the big screen. If you’re still not convinced that the movie, which has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, is worth seeing, maybe a funny new clip featuring Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) getting some advice from Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) will do the trick. Read More »

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Comic-Con

We’ve had three big screen versions of Spider-Man over the past couple decades, but we’ve never had a wallcrawler like the one we’ll see in this fall’s animated comic book movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

This time, it’s young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore of Dope) taking the mantle of Spider-Man, but he’s not the only one with spider-like super powers. There’s still an older Peter Parker bumming around (voiced by Jake Johnson), and there’s also Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is taking us deeper into the comic book world of Spider-Man than any movie has before, and the movie’s Hall H panel provided even more insight into what we can expect from this vibrant, stylish approach to Spidey and his universe. Read More »

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