The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Review

Cobra Kai brought us back into the world of The Karate Kid, but it turned the formula of the original martial arts franchise on its head by turning former villain Johnny Lawrence into the protagonist while karate champion Daniel LaRusso became a bit of a douchebag. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, coming to Disney+ this week, is taking a similar approach with the hockey film franchise of the 1990s by taking a new generation of scrappy young misfits to the ice and turning The Mighty Ducks into the villains.

In present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have become an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team that is more concerned with winning than reveling in the joy of the game itself. It’s full of kids whose lives are obsessively engineered by their haughty suburban parents. When 12-year old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon of Good Boys) is cut from the team for not being up to snuff, his mother Alex (Lauren Graham) just can’t take it anymore, and they decide to start new team. They’re not exactly on the level of the original Mighty Ducks, for multiple reasons, but there’s still potential for them to fly. Read More »

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Trailer

During Disney’s big investor presentation last year, there was a little tease for the upcoming legacy sequel series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Unfortunately, it was never officially released outside of the presentation. But today brings the first proper teaser trailer, which finds The Mighty Ducks becoming the opposite of everything they used to stand for.

In The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon of Good Boys) is cut from the team. So his mother (Lauren Graham) encourages him not to give up on hockey and find some other kids and start a new one. Of course, they’re going to need a coach, and it just so happens that former Mighty Ducks coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) doesn’t have much going on. But he seems a little reluctant to return to the hockey rink, setting the stage for the perfect underdog sports comeback. Read More »

The Mighty Ducks TV series cast

The Mighty Ducks are headed to Disney+, and they’ve found their lead. The Mighty Ducks TV series cast just added Lauren Graham as its star, playing the mother of a kid who’s been cut from the Mighty Ducks team. Young actor Brady Noon has also been cast in the role of Graham’s son. The Disney+ series is a continuation of the film franchise that spawned three movies, one animated TV series, and a real-world National Hockey League hockey team. Read More »

Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life Trailer

For some, the return of Gilmore Girls is bigger than Batman v Superman or Captain America vs. Iron Man. For everyone else, you might be interested to know that the first trailer for the Netflix revival of the show, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, features a little joke about the former of those big screen superhero battles, albeit at the expense of Ben Affleck.

Watch the Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life trailer after the jump. Read More »

Parenthood - Season 2

Two years ago, Parenthood ended its six-season run with 13 episodes. A lot of people assumed the show wouldn’t return after the fifth season, which some fans consider to be the series’ most underwhelming season, but NBC brought the Braverman family back for one last go. Could we ever see them again, though? From the sound of it, there’s a good chance that’ll happen when the time is right.

Below, learn more about a possible Parenthood revival.

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Melissa McCarthy returning to Gilmore Girls

Within the past five years, since the release of Bridesmaids, actress Melissa McCarthy has become a huge star. But before that, she already had a lucrative career as Sookie St. James on the family drama series Gilmore Girls. The series ran from 2000 on The WB and stuck with the network when it turned into The CW until it was canceled after its seventh season in 2007, and Melissa McCarthy appeared in all 153 episodes.

However, even though production us underway on a four-part revival of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, McCarthy hadn’t yet been confirmed to reprise her role alongside stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. But that changed yesterday as McCarthy revealed that she had finalized details to make an appearance on the show. Find out more about Melissa McCarthy returning to Gilmore Girls below. Read More »

Middle School trailer

Hollywood would have you believe that high school is the defining years of your life. Countless films follow teenagers as they look for the one magical thing that’ll get them laid or get them out of town, and even a lot of adult films seem to be based on the notion that you are who you sat with in the high school cafeteria. But as Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life shows, the years leading up to high school can be just as traumatic in their own way.

Based on the YA novel by James PattersonMiddle School follows Rafe (Griffin Gluck), an artsy kid who transfers to a strict new school. Fed up with all of the oppressive rules, Rafe and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca, a.k.a. the Burp King of Westchester) plot to break every single rule in the school’s code of conduct. Surrounding Rafe and Leo are a hilarious adult cast including Andy DalyAdam PallyRettaRob Riggle, and Lauren Graham. Watch the Middle School trailer after the jump.   Read More »

‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival in the Works at Netflix

Gilmore Girls

Back in the olden days, when a show ended it just ended. Maybe once in a blue moon it’d get a last-minute save from another network, but once the actors and producers and writers moved on, that was it. And the end came for all shows eventually, even the really popular ones.

But that was then, this is now. In 2015, a show isn’t really dead until every single streaming service has turned it down, and even then the possibility that it might return at some point down the line remains. Case in point: Netflix has revealed plans to bring back Gilmore Girls for a new season, nearly a decade after the last episode aired. Read about the Gilmore Girls revival after the jump.   Read More »

‘Max’ Trailer: A Dog With the Heart of a Marine

Max trailer

Call it War DogMax is the story of a dog trained to work with military units in Afghanistan, who finds a new life with family in the States after his handler is killed in action. If you’re a dog person, this first Max trailer is probably going to be enough to have you shedding tears on your laptop keyboard, and I can just imagine the tear-jerking power of the film, even when it throws out pretty goofy lines like “we’ve got the Air Jordan of dogs.” Check out the trailer below. Read More »

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A Merry Friggin Christmas

When Robin Williams passed away in August, he left four unreleased films behind. One of those was A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, a holiday comedy starring Williams and Joel McHale.

As a performer, Williams could play anything from Patch Adams to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Mitch, his character in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, seems to fall toward the latter end of the spectrum. He’s so unpleasant, in fact, that his son Boyd (McHale) has been actively avoiding him for years. But a series of events leads to the pair spending hours together on a frantic journey to save the holiday for Boyd’s son. Hit the jump to see the A Merry Friggin Christmas trailer. Read More »