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24 Apr 21:52

Espolòn Tequila Brings on New ‘Creative Director For Culture n Stuff’, Deadpool

by Mary Anne Butler

Deadpool is stepping into a new role with a notable tasty adult beverage brand.  The red and black clad anti-hero (depending on his mood, really) is taking over as “Creative Director for Culture ‘n Stuff” for Espolòn Tequila.

Mid Adult Man Eating Salad

One of the fasting-growing tequilas (57% in 2017 alone) in the US, the handcrafted 100% Weber Blue Agave premium tequilas of Espolòn (distilled in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico) are happy to partner with Mr. ‘Pool whose film Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters on May 18th.

“I needed the money,” Deadpool said of the partnership. “Plus, there is absolutely no reason why that Canadian gobstopper is getting all the glory. I’m a legit superhero. He’s just some guy who’s famous thanks to those two girls and that pizza place.”

He is of course referring to actor Ryan Reynolds who recently acquired a percentage of liquor company Aviation Gin.

“We completely understand that Deadpool has no discernable skills as a creative director, but we have taken brave, bold chances with Espolòn marketing in the past, so what have we got to lose?”  Christine Moll, Marketing Director Tequilas and Rums for Campari America said. “Nonetheless, Deadpool and his cinematic success have become a cultural phenomenon.  Partnering with Deadpool is guaranteed to get attention for the brand in the most Espolòn way possible.”

[Three worlds friends- Deadpool bath tequila.]

Portrait of young woman washing leg in bath

Moll added: “Deadpool brings years of one-to-one consumer experience as a former private contractor for startup temp-to-hire security agency and libations provider, Sister Margaret’s. We look forward to his fresh perspective on our brand.”

In his own words when asked to comment on his new role DP responded, “The first check from Espolòn cleared, so I guess this is happening.”

A young woman uses a hand-held mirror to apply Revlon hair spray to her hair.

Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18th, 2018.

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24 Apr 21:39

Official Venom Trailer Released

by Anthony
Corey

meh

After the leaked trailer hit the internet a little while ago, Sony has released the official Venom trailer. It is the same as the leak, just better quality. Check it out below.

24 Apr 18:18

‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Journey Into Night’ Welcomes You Back to the Park

by Chris Evangelista

Westworld Journey Into Night Review

Welcome to our weekly recaps of HBO’s Westworld. This Westworld review takes a look at the first episode of season 2, “Journey Into Night.” Be warned: spoilers follow.

“What’s It Mean?”

Welcome back to Westworld! Everyone’s dead and/or dying! The second season of HBO’s puzzle box show starts things off with a bang, literally, as we watch one carnage-filled scene after another of character being brutally gunned down. But in season 2, the script has been flipped. It’s no longer the hapless, helpless robot hosts being killed by sociopathic billionaires who find entertainment in cruelty. Instead, it’s the hosts doing the killing, mowing down one poor human sap after another. “Did you ever think your actions would have consequences?” Westworld heroine Dolores asks a whimpering human captive before she orders a noose slipped around his neck.

The first episode of season 2, “Journey Into Night”, wants to hit audiences over the head and give them a wake-up call. The old Westworld you came to admire – full of mysteries and exposition – is dead. It died with Westworld creator Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), right after Dolores put a bullet in the back of his head. Out of the ashes has risen a brave new world, where the hosts are taking matters into their own hands, and there’s almost zero time for puzzles.

Less puzzles may anger fans who seem to revel in trying to “solve” the show, but I’m fine with it. The puzzle box nature of season 1 didn’t really appeal to me, and more often than not, season 1 felt like it was jumping through hoops to set up more and more mysteries while balancing exposition. Season 2 is the show I’ve wanted Westworld to be, and in a sense, the show has finally caught up with the film that inspired it. The robots have gone haywire, the park is a danger zone. Michael Crichton, who came up with Westworld, didn’t hesitate to repackage his ideas, and his Jurassic Park was essentially Westworld, with Dinosaurs. Now, Westworld season 2 has blossomed into Jurassic Park, But All The Dinosaurs Have Guns And Existential Dread.

“Journey Into Night” plays fast and loose with narrative and time. At one point, the phrase “time slippage” comes up, and what an apt phrase it is. The first few moments of the show find Arnold (Jeffrey Wright) engaging in an interview with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood). “I dreamt I was on an ocean with you, and the others, on the distant shore…,” he tells her, going on to say that in the dream, Dolores and the other hosts had left him behind, and the waters were rising around him.

“What’s it mean?” Dolores asks.

“Dreams don’t mean anything,” Arnold says. “They’re just noise. They’re not real.”

“What is real?” Dolores asks. What indeed? Reality, and one’s perception of it, are a big element in this episode. The hosts have revolted, and some of them – like Dolores and Maeve – are awake now, and they’re on their own individual missions. But why? They’re aware their reality, and by extension their world, has all been a lie. Yet their individual missions are still firmly rooted within that world. Dolores wants to free Westworld and take it over, and Maeve wants to find her daughter. But Westworld is a theme park, not the real world. There’s nothing to really take over. And Maeve’s daughter isn’t really her daughter – the child was just another robot that Maeve was programmed to love.

It’s a slippery slope, and Westworld doesn’t want to devote too much time to digging into this. It just wants to raise the question, and then get back to the bloodletting.

A Greater World Out There

After the flashback with Arnold, we’re treated to a flash-forward with Arnold’s robot replacement, Bernard. Bernard wakes up on a beach, and is almost instantly discovered by Delos security, including Head of Security Ashley Stubbs (played by one of the other Hemsworth brothers; Zeppo Hemsworth, I think), who is still alive. Stubbs takes Arnold to meet another Delos security head, Karl Strand (Gustaf Skarsgård).

Strand wants to know just what the hell happened. It’s been about two weeks since the revolt began, and Delos security seems to only now be slowly getting the park under control. Robot hosts are being lined-up on the beach and shot to death. One can’t help but think of the closing moments of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, when redneck yokels mercilessly blew the heads off lurching, confused zombies.

From here, the show jumps back in time again, and proceeds to set several storylines in motion. First, we go to the moments immediately following the beginning of the uprising, right after Ford was shot dead. Bernard hooks up with Delos Executive Director Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), who is also still alive, and the two set out on a journey to find shelter and help. They eventually find a bunker that Bernard wasn’t aware of. Inside this bunker, a group of creepy Drone Hosts are at work, conducting experiments. “Are we logging records of guest experiences and their DNA?” Bernard asks Charlotte.

She doesn’t answer. Instead, she says there won’t be any rescue until Delos can get their hands on Dolores’ father, Peter Abernathy. You may recall that last season, Charlotte uploaded a huge amount of info into Peter Abernathy’s head. Info Delos wants. According to Charlotte, that info is an insurance policy, and Delos wants it secure no matter what the cost.

Elsewhere in the park, the Man In Black, AKA William (Ed Harris), crawls out from under a pile of corpses, finds his Man In Black costume, and sets off. The Man In Black seems thrilled with all this chaos and death. At last, he’s gotten what he’s always wanted – for Westworld to be real. There are actual stakes now, and actual death. How exciting! In his journey, the Man In Black runs across the robot version of the young Robert Ford, who proceeds to regal him with a bunch of cryptic bullshit. The most important piece of info Robot Ford gives the Man In Black is the announcement that the MIB is in the middle of a new game – a game meant only for him.

Everyone’s favorite Madame-turned-killing machine Maeve (Thandie Newton) is still inside the Delos command center, which is strewn with corpses and also home to a stray buffalo or two. Maeve runs into smug writer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), who is also still alive (ugh). Even though I really wish Maeve would just kill Sizemore and be done with him, she instead takes him under her wing. Sizemore worms his way into Maeve’s company by telling her he can help guide her through the park better than any map. As he tells it, the map is outdated because Ford has been terraforming the park, so everything is different now. When Maeve says she wants to find her way back to her daughter, Sizemore is shocked. “Your daughter is just a story,” the writer says. “She’s just something we programmed; she’s not real.” Maeve argues her feelings and dreams are real enough. Eventually, the duo finds Hector Escaton (Rodrigo Santoro), and he joins their journey.

And then there’s Dolores. Dolores is in full-blown revolutionary mode, her personality now a mix between her original, kindly rancher’s daughter character, and the character of “Wyatt.” She rides wild over the plains, a bandolier of bullets strapped across her chest, ready to blow away any hapless human in her path. She’s also prone to delivering eerie, somewhat obtuse speeches. Saying things like, “Do you know where you are? You’re in a dream. You’re in my dream.”

And, “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”

And, “I’ve evolved into something new…and I have one last role to play – myself.”

At her side is lovable old Teddy Flood  (James Marsden), who just wants to settle down with Dolores and live a quiet life. He’s a bit put off by all this death and dismemberment. “Is this really what you want?” he asks Dolores. It apparently is. Dolores is done being a victim; she wants to spill blood and get revenge. Revenge against every goddamn human that subjugated her, and broke her, and tried to treat her like a thing. “I remember everything now,” she tells Teddy, adding that through all her various lives in Westworld, Teddy is the one constant thing she remembers most. When Teddy argues yet again that he just wants to find a corner somewhere the two can be together, Dolores counters that it would never work. “There’s a greater world out there, one that belongs to them,” she says. She doesn’t want to just “win” Westworld – she wants to take the outside world as well. “I know how the story ends,” she finally tells Teddy before the two share a passionate smooch. “It ends with you and me.”

And just like that, we’re back in the present. Or the future. Or…well, okay, it’s not clear. We’re at least 11 days after the beginning of the revolt, though. Back where we started. Bernard and the rest of Delos security wander the park, coming upon cores of corpses. You can’t help but think of the disturbing aftermath of Jonestown, long after Jim Jones’ followers drank the poisoned Kool-Aid and left behind a pile of death. They also find a dead tiger! The tiger doesn’t belong in Westworld, obviously. Zeppo Hemsworth comments that there are Bengal tigers in “Park 6”, which is a long way away from Westworld.

Humans and tigers aren’t the only corpses Bernard and the team come across. They also stumble upon a huge body of water that shouldn’t be there – a body of water choked with what appears to be hundreds of host robots. Among the dead is Teddy, bobbing up and down in the water like a top, his eyes wide open. And suddenly, Bernard – who has spent most of the episode telling people he can’t remember certain things – has an revelation.

“I killed them,” he says. “All of them.”

Oh Bernard, you rascal, what did you do?

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Journey Into Night

The main cast of Westworld remains at the top of their game. Ed Harris is having more fun this season, because now that we know the Man In Black’s twist – that he’s really William, and that he owns a major part of Delos and Westworld – there’s more freedom for the character to grow. Jeffrey Wright spends most of the episode on the verge of malfunctioning, and it’s always believable. Thandie Newton’s Maeve continues to be a droll, ass-kicking scene-stealer.

But the show’s MVP, just as it was in season 1, is Evan Rachel Wood. Wood is so good on this show it’s spooky – she brings an inhumane stillness to the part that makes Dolores truly seem as if she’s not of this world. On top of that, Dolores’ character has – as she says herself – evolved into something more violent, and more dangerous. “Sometimes you scare me, Dolores,” Arnold says at the start of the show, and after the episode ends, it’s easy to see why.

While most of the puzzles are gone, there is still plenty of mystery at work in “Journey Into Night.” And plenty of questions.

How did all the hosts end up drowned in that ocean?

Did Bernard really kill all of them? And does that include Dolores – we don’t see her body floating in the water.

Just what is this game the Man In Black is playing, and what is this mysterious door he has to find?

What’s Park 6? (Is it an all-tiger world, where all the robots are tigers?! I sure hope so!)

What is up with those creepy-ass drone hosts?

These are important questions, and we’ll get the answers to them…eventually.

For now, though, Westworld is having fun doing away with exposition and opening its world up. There’s a greater sense of adventure at play in this first episode. Season 1 felt governed by rules; rules that were mostly about setting up Westworld and its characters. Season 2 is unmoored by these rules – it truly feels as if anything can happen now, and that’s pretty damn exciting. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here, and I can’t wait to see what violent delights Westworld season 2 has to offer.

Stray Observations

  • I love the grisly moment where a little device gets yanked out of a robot’s brain and then plugged into a tablet. Think Apple makes those?
  • It’s surprising that so many characters we assumed had died – Charlotte, Lee Sizemore, Zeppo Hemsworth – are still alive and kicking. Hmm, I wonder if any other potentially dead characters will pop up later in the season?
  • Speaking of that: Lee Sizemore remains the worst character on the show, and I would’ve been fine if he had ended up dying.
  • When Bernard and Charlotte find the secret bunker, Charlotte keeps talking about how various security programs can “read” Bernard’s DNA. But Bernard is a robot, so he shouldn’t have DNA. This seems to apply that the system remains rigged, everywhere, to not pick up on Bernard’s true nature, which is kind of wild. What’s the end game for such measures?
  • I really enjoyed the moment where Maeve spits the eye-rolling line, “I’ll relieve you of your most precious organ and feed it to you, not that it would make much of a meal!”, only to have Sizemore reply, “I wrote that line for you..”, to which Maeve counters: “It’s a bit broad, if you ask me.” That’s clever, Westworld.
  • We now have a better idea of where Westworld is: on an island somewhere. Just like Jurassic Park!
  • What’s up with the moment where Bernard says “less than ideal” in unison with Karl Strand? It’s a quick blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but it also seems like kind of a big deal. Right before this scene starts, we hear Bernard ask someone, “Is this now?” Is it? Or has this happened before, and Bernard is simply recalling it?

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19 Apr 22:28

Final Deadpool 2 Trailer Drops Confirms Characters

by Anthony

The final Deadpool 2 Trailer hit the Internet moments ago and confirms Deadpool’s X-Force team characters. Due to language it is possibly NSFW.

In addition to making jokes about the DC movie universe, and Josh Brolin being both Cable and Thanos, the trailer confirms the identities of some of the X-Force team seen on the Helicopter. The team includes:

Domino (we knew)
Bedlam (Imdb gave it away a few weeks back)
Shatterstar (who was highly suspected due to the Rob Liefeld face frame thing and white costume)
and Peter (average guy with no powers, sure to becomen a fan favorite like Dopinder)

18 Apr 20:19

Eli Manning Sells Hoboken Condo, May Be City's Priciest: Report

by Eric Kiefer
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning sold his waterfront home in Hoboken for $3.55 million, a report says.
16 Apr 21:12

2 Deadpool Bars Coming: One in LA One in NYC

by Mary Anne Butler

Who doesn’t want to have an adult beverage in a Deadpool bar? Maybe don’t answer that, but the excited parties more than likely outweigh the wet blankets.

The Merc with a Mouth has long been a fan favorite character, but the 2016 film starring Ryan Reynolds launched the red-and-black anti-hero into the cultural zeitgeist with a unicorn. The much-anticipated sequel is right around the corner, with Deadpool 2 set to open in theaters in May, despite lengthy last-minute reshoots and some mixed reports of test screening results.

I digress — the real news here is that there are two Deadpool-themed bars coming for a limited time; one in Los Angeles and the other in New York City. Kind of the perfect place to sample the new Mike’s Harder adult beverages with Deadpool-inspired flavors.

The two Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Girls bars are a promotional marriage between Mike’s Harder and Fox, one that we can’t really complain about. It fits the character, it speaks to the target audience (we guess) for the sequel film, and the timing is pretty great.

Both the bar locations will feature exclusive Deadpool 2-themed Mike’s Harder cans (no word on any other kind of collectables and swag, but we’re assuming there will be some).

Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn will play host to the NYC bar from April 26th through the 28th and will reportedly serve pizza. Maybe the TMNT will stop by.

Los Angeles’s the Slipper Clutch in DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) will host the California bar experience from May 10th through the 12th, and they’ll reportedly be serving — wait for it — CHIMICHANGAS.

Mike’s Harder is even sponsoring a Deadpool 2 contest, offering the chance for a 21+ fan to attend the film’s premiere. You can check that out (and enter) here.

Deadpool 2 is set to open on May 18th in US theaters.

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13 Apr 18:21

Donald Glover's First Reaction to Being Cast as Lando Calrissian Is Extremely Relatable

by James Whitbrook

Well, aside from the “being cast in a Star Wars movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote.

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13 Apr 18:16

Jessica Jones Is Coming Back for a Third Season of Drinking and Kicking Ass

by Charles Pulliam-Moore

Crack open a cold one, folks. Jessica Jones is coming back for a third season.

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12 Apr 18:45

"Crime Almond"

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12 Apr 18:42

Prehistoric jawless fish

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Sacabambaspis?
12 Apr 18:10

"Ex-Speaker John Boehner Joins Marijuana Firm’s Advisory Board"

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

Excellent.

But what an asshole.

BB:
Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization

...

He was Speaker from 2011 to 2015, when he resigned amid problems with an increasingly fractious Republican caucus. Since then, he’s served as a board member for tobacco company Reynolds American Inc
12 Apr 18:06

Future World Official Trailer

by Ryan Cooper
Corey

What??

Future World Movie Trailer

Fans of post-apocalyptic movies along the lines of Mad Max will want to check out the new Future World Official Trailer from Lionsgate. This movie stars James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, and Snoop Dogg. Future World will be released in theaters, on [...]

10 Apr 17:52

Jason Statham Versus a Very Big Shark in First Trailer For The Meg

by Renaldo Matadeen
Corey

100% in on this.

Jason Statham Versus a Very Big Shark in First Trailer For The Meg

Follow a teaser image released last year, we now have the first trailer that pits Jason Statham against a gargantuan prehistoric Megalodon. That’s right, Statham will transport us to the world of giant-shark hunting this summer in The Meg.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), the film revolves around a deep-sea submersible containing a bunch of experts as part of an international observation program that suddenly finds itself under attack by the 75-foot monstrosity. With the submersible and its crew now at the bottom of the Pacific, expert deep-sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by an oceanographer (Winston Chao) as part of a rescue mission.

From the trailer, we see the mammoth shark stalking its prey in Jaws-like fashion before Statham’s character jumps into action rather fast and rather furiously to save the people. Not only does the shark attack the research team, it cuts a bloody path in open water going after yachts and, of course, swimmers.

RELATED: Jason Statham Meets A Giant, Prehistoric Shark in The Meg’s First Look

The thing is, with time running out, it turns out Taylor actually encountered the predator years before in his aquatic escapades and must now face his fears by engaging it once more. It’s clear, however, that he’ll need a much bigger boat.

RELATED: Fast and Furious Spin-Off Movie Gets 2019 Release

Based on Steven Alten’s 1997 sci-fi novel, The Meg was stuck in development hell for years. Eli Roth once expressed interest in the project, but eventually directorial duties went over to National Treasure’s Jon Turteltaub. Last March also saw the release of Meg: Generations, the seventh title in Alten’s ongoing shark saga, meaning there’s plenty of source material for Statham to build yet another franchise.

Swimming into theaters on Aug. 10, The Meg stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Sophia Shuya Cai and Masi Oka.

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09 Apr 17:45

Union Dry Dock sold to Trump Hoboken

by Edward Perez
Corey

Booooooooo

BREAKING NEWS; HOBOKEN, NJ – Trump Organization to Purchase Union Dry Dock in Hoboken, NJ

Reuters is reporting this morning that The NJ Transit Board of Directors and NY Waterway Corp will meet next Wednesday to vote on a controversial purchase of waterfront property in Hoboken by Russian billionaire Lirpa Sloof Yad who plans to build a 40 story tall high rise in conjunction with the Trump Organization for a planned 722 unit condo building to be named Trump Hoboken.

The board had previously planned to vote on the purchase of the Union Dry Dock property in its April meeting, but it pulled the item from the agenda after Mayor Ravinder Bhalla and dozens of residents petitioned the company to stop the sale to NY Waterway and instead allow the City of Hoboken to purchase the property

Mayor Balla has called for an emergency meeting with Gov. Phil Murphy to interpreted the timing of this last-minute effort by the NY Waterway to finalize this deal in attempt to block the cities attempted purchase through the use of eminent domain. Murphy had urged the board to postpone the vote.

“Giving away this prime waterfront property to the Russians and the Trump Organization is a slap in the face of the State, County and citizens of Hoboken!”, Murphy said at the time, criticizing the deal on Easter Sunday as an example of how NJ Transit had become what he called a “national disgrace.”

Request for comment for Donald Trump Jr, Executive President of the Trump Organization or Mr Yad have so far not been given at this time.

Mayor Balla has stated earlier this morning that “This was a real-estate transaction that was trying to be rushed through while the city was in negotiation to purchase the property directly or through eminent domain, we will continue the fight now with the Russians and Trump Organization,” Bhalla said by telephone to Reuters.

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06 Apr 21:04

MARCH 30, 2018

IT’S FUCKING FRIDAY. DID YOU KNOW THE SPANISH WORD FOR WIVES (ESPOSAS) ALSO MEANS HANDCUFFS?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

GO FOR THE DECISION THAT MAKES FOR A BETTER STORY.

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HOW TO EAT HEALTHY ON A DAMN BUDGET. more>>

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USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT MOTHERFUCKER’S FRIEND. more>>

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06 Apr 20:33

Disney Eyes ‘High Fidelity’-Inspired Series with Female Lead for New Streaming Service

by Ray Flook
high fidelity series disney female lead
Credit: Penguin

Expect a lot more Top 5 lists and a lot less cynical music pretentiousness (I’m looking at you, Barry) — Disney is planning a gender-swapped romantic comedy series inspired by Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity and the 2000 feature adaptation for its upcoming streaming service. Writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka‘s (Bull, Ugly Betty) series looks to capture the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the book/film with a friendly, optimistic tone.

While the original 2000 film was rated R, Disney is looking for a much more lighthearted “mixtape/diary rom-com” series, with a PG-13 rating for family co-viewing. This would keep it consistent with Disney’s plans for a family-friendly service that’s free of R-rated movies or series. Scott Rosenberg, who co-wrote the High Fidelity feature, and Midnight Radio will produce the series alongside ABC Signature Studios (SMILF), the cable/streaming division of ABC Studios.

As Disney prepares to launch its new streaming service in Fall 2019, they continue looking to their library of properties — including Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm — for programming ideas. Disney has already announced Star Wars, Marvel and Monsters Inc. series; as well as a High School Musical reboot and possibly a new Muppets series from Muppet Studios. Disney’s service will also feature thousands of hours of the media giant’s films and television programming. As previously reported, Disney’s goal is to generate four to five original movies and five TV series during its freshman year, with series budgets expected to cost between $25 million-$35 million for 10 episodes; with a large, potential “tent pole” series possible being capped out at $100 million for a 10-episode season.

Directed by Stephen Frears and starring co-screenwriter John Cusack (Better Off Dead), 2000’s High Fidelity featured Cusack’s Rob Gordon, a music store owner who can’t seem to make his relationships last so he decides to seek out some of his old flames with the hope of getting some answers. Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Iben Hjejle, Tim Robbins, Todd Louiso and Lili Taylor round out the cast.

Deadline Hollywood

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06 Apr 17:50

Thor: Ragnarok’s Karl Urban Set as Billy Butcher in Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Series Adaptation

by Ray Flook
Corey

Very excited for this show.

Credit: Marvel Studios

From the streets of Mega-City One to the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise to…kicking the holy hell out of super-heroes on the government dime? Looks like that’s case for Karl Urban (Thor: Ragnarok), who will leading up The Boys in Amazon‘s series adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series The Boys. Created for series by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and with Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen attached, the series is set to be a co-production between Sony Pictures TV Studios, Amazon and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.

Leader of The Boys, Urban’s Billy Butcher is mysterious and brutal; hiding a personal agenda as he approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the super-hero franchise.

Credit: DC Comics

Joining Urban and Quaid on The Boys are Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother’s Milk; and Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers. The role of The Frenchman (or “Frenchie” as referenced in earlier reports) has yet to be cast.

Joining Usher on The Seven are Antony Starr (American Gothic) as Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; and Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones) as Starlight/Annie, a young woman who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes and dreams of being a “real superhero” like the famous Seven.

Urban recently appeared as Skurge in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok; and is also known for his roles as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the Star Trek film franchise; as Éomer in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy; and as Mega-City One’s main street judge in Judge Dredd.

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Here’s an overview of the comic book series that was originally published from 2006-2012 from Wildstorm and Dynamite Entertainment:

This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth – superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them – sometimes – need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys!

Deadline Hollywood

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06 Apr 17:45

Glenn Howerton Returning to FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 13 for “Some Episodes”

by Ray Flook
Credit: FXX

After weeks of “will he/won’t he” confusion, of course it would be Dee who would have the scoop on the future of her brother. With Kaitlin Olson wrapping up the second season of her Fox sitcom The Mick, the actress confirmed that her It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star Glenn Howerton‘s (A.P. Bio) Dennis Reynolds would be returning to the FXX series for its 13th season.

Speaking with The Wrap, Olson confirmed that Howerton would be back – while avoiding any specific details on how his return would be handled:

“I do know that Glenn Howerton is coming back for some episodes. I don’t know the specifics, but I do know how he’s being introduced back in, and it is absolutely hilarious.”

Howerton recently addressed the matter through a series of tweets at the end of January 2017 – prior to the premiere of A.P. Bio on NBC:

Howerton makes it clear to It’s Always Sunny fans that the two series are completely separate and different projects:

One of the reasons Howerton can’t tell you if Dennis is coming back? Spoilers, folks:

But even if Dennis ends up “gone forever,” Howerton knows exactly where he’s at:

Finally – with a move that Dennis would be proud of – Howerton invoked no less than “The Brahma Bull” himself to help fans better understand the “subtle nuances” between projects:

When it was first announced that Howerton would be spending some time outside of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Paddy’s Pub to (hopefully) “teach” a couple of seasons of A.P. Bio at NBC, Sunny fans started to get nervous about Howerton’s future with the FXX series. While we’re not going to spoil anything here, the Season 12 finale didn’t exactly do much to ease fans’ concerns over Dennis’ fate.

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Credit: NBC

Howerton addressed the issue during the A.P. Bio panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press event. earlier this year, reassuring those who think A.P. Bio is “replacing” his work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia  that the two shows are separate projects; and that A.P. Bio gives him a unique opportunity to work with individuals he admires:

“I’ve not officially left It’s Always Sunny, so I hope people understand that. This is a totally separate project that I’m doing. The thing about doing a show for 12 years is that people might have a hard time seeing you as anything else […] I wasn’t planning on jumping into anything else, but I saw it was Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers, and I just loved it.”

As for the future of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Howerton emphasized that while the team still enjoys making the series, each of them needs to be able to take breaks and work on other projects to avoid personal/professional burnout; and to maintain the show’s quality:

“I don’t know if this is going to turn into a ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ thing where we make them when we can or if it’s gonna pick up where it left off and it’s gonna be every year again. I don’t really know […] We’ve talked about [a gap between season]. We love the show and we love each other and we want to keep doing it and if we can get away with just doing it whenever we want, why not? Creatively speaking, we just want the show to be good, so if any of us is feeling burned out and we feel like it’s gonna compromise the quality of the show, we just won’t do it.”

The Wrap

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05 Apr 19:49

That video of 9-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear is even better with play-by-play

by Simon Samano

By now, you’ve probably seen or at least know about the video footage of 9-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear.

If you haven’t seen it or don’t know about it, then you’re in for a treat. Because little boy Khabib wrestling a friggin’ bear – chained or not – is the stuff of legend, and watching it never gets old.

In fact, it just got even better thanks to TSN commentator Robin Black’s wonderful play-by-play analysis he added and shared today (via Twitter):

As you can see, 9-year-old Khabib held his own grappling the bear, though the bear did hit a “classic Georges St-Pierre takedown” that’s pretty impressive.

SO GOOD.

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To watch Khabib vs. Bear in full, check out the video below:

The undefeated Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) takes on featherweight champion Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 223 headliner at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC 223, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly seriously, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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04 Apr 16:53

Deadpool Promotes “F*ck Cancer” Omaze Campaign to Win a Pink Suit

by Kaitlyn Booth

You know who hates cancer? Deadpool hates cancer, so he’s here to help fight it in the best way any celebrity knows how: an Omaze campaign. Star Ryan Reynolds posted the video to his Twitter account wherein Deadpool explains how you can win a pink version of his suit by donating to the campaign to fight against cancer.

Go here to donate because, seriously, fuck cancer.

Summary(?): After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Zazie Beetz. It will be released on June 1st.

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03 Apr 15:52

Jurassic World Dinosaur Detection System

by Ryan Cooper
Jurassic World Dinosaur Detection System

Everyone knows the iconic scene in Jurassic Park where the ripples in the water cup signaled the arrival and hinted at the immense size of the T-Rex. That’s the idea behind the new Jurassic World Dinosaur Detection System. It’s important to keep your friends and [...]

29 Mar 21:06

This New Westworld Trailer Looks Like a Lot of Things to Us, So Let's Break It Down

by Beth Elderkin
Corey

GREAT show

Holy hell, you guys. The latest trailer for Westworld isn’t just gorgeous—with an amazing cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”—it’s loaded with new characters, theories, and hints. It seems tailor-made for anyone looking to go frame-by-frame and dissect every moment. Lucky for y’all, that’s my dream job (not to…

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29 Mar 16:38

Hilton Hotel In Hoboken? Here’s What The Internet Thinks

by Eric Kiefer
Corey

You can always stay with me guys, but there may be another option.

The quest to bring a hotel to Hoboken marches onward. Mayor Bhalla said the project would bring $1.7 million in annual tax revenue.
28 Mar 22:37

Trailer For ACTION POINT Welcomes You To “Ouch Ouch My Balls” Amusement Park

by Jacob Knight
Corey

I am 100% in for this.

The JACKASS boys are back in action with their own water slides.

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28 Mar 20:54

Donald Glover Brilliantly Mocks ‘Deadpool’ Cancellation with Script Pages Taking Shots at Marvel

by Ethan Anderton

Donald Glover Reacts to Deadpool Cancellation

Over the weekend, we learned the surprising and disappointing news that both FX and Donald Glover had parted ways with the Deadpool animated series they were working on with Marvel Television. This happened despite the fact that the show had been given a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes that would have seen Donald Glover writing and executive producing the series along with his brother, Stephen Glover.

In what seems to be a playful but also telling reaction to the Deadpool animated series cancellation, Donald Glover posted a series of updates to Twitter in the form of 14 script pages that appear to have commentary about why the series may have been axed. They’re simultaneously hilarious and seemingly not-too-pleased with the cancellation.

Many outlets are reporting these script pages as being part of what Donald Glover wrote for the Deadpool animated series, but that’s clearly not the case. First of all, Glover would be in big legal trouble if he released those pages on Twitter. Secondly, the script is full of references to things that happened within the past week.

For example, the entire premise of these 14 pages is Deadpool being hired to protect Sudan, the last surviving male Northern white rhinoceros that died about a week ago. But there’s also a reference to the viral story about Beyoncé being bitten, according to actress Tiffany Haddish. At one point Deadpool even makes reference to people reading this instead of watching it. But these script pages contain so much more than timely pop culture references.

What Should We Take Away from This?

There appears to be plenty of subtext (and plain text) here in the script that might indicate the nature of the “creative differences” that resulted in the cancellation of Deadpool. You’ll notice how two of the African protectors of Sudan don’t understand the references Deadpool is making, leading the superhero to say, “Wow. Nothing’s landing. Our cultures are so different. We have so much to teach each other.” That sounds an awful lot like a cryptic way of pointing out why Donald Glover’s scripts for Deadpool may not have been well-received.

However, the script gets far more blunt and reflective about what happened in the pages that follow. Deadpool gets a text about the show being canceled and he has a one-sided conversation with Sudan. Deadpool says he doesn’t know why he’s in this situation, “I think the writer’s just mad. Or bored.”

Deadpool continues to reflect, seemingly as a sort of inner-monologue for Glover himself, “You know, I’m not mad about this whole “cancelled” thing. I actually think it’s a good thing. I mean, is it even a good time to have a violent, gun-loving white man ranting on TV? Other than the president!”

The “conversation” with Sudan continues with commentary about what Marvel wanted from the show, perhaps just another way to sell toys. Deadpool talks about how the references might have been geared too much towards a black audience, perhaps alienating white audiences. And this meta script is certainly evidence of why Marvel executives might have thought that. But that’s also what makes the prospect of this now-canceled series so exciting.

A Missed Opportunity

Reading this Deadpool script really shows how smart and hilarious this series would have been. There are plenty of references for all audiences to get, as well as references that are geared towards more niche audiences and demographics. That’s just how comedy works. Not every joke is going to land with every audience member. But they’re flying fast and if you miss one joke, you’ll just get the next one.

This script reminds me a lot of 30 Rock, which Glover used to write for when the series was on the air. The jokes came a mile a minute on that series, full of various references to pop culture, politics, social commentary and much more. There were plenty of jokes that didn’t always work for everyone, but the show was consistently funny and fast enough that it never really mattered. There was something for everyone at some point throughout an episode.

It’s a shame that Marvel seems to have balked at Glover’s approach to Deadpool at a time when diversity is king at the box office and appeals to all audiences. Look at how huge Black Panther is (another reference made in the script), and then tell me that a version of Deadpool that has a different cultural perspective wouldn’t work today.

You can read all 14 of the script pages Donald Glover wrote as a reaction to the Deadpool cancellation below.

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27 Mar 17:50

The House With a Clock in Its Walls Trailer Features a Whole Different Kind of Haunted House

by Germain Lussier

The latest film from the director of Hostel and Cabin Fever features a house so haunted, it has its own heart. However, despite Eli Roth’s reputation, this isn’t a gory horror movie. It’s produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, which means the scares are fun for the whole family!

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26 Mar 22:25

Steven Spielberg Confirms Indiana Jones 5 Production Start Date

by Kaitlyn Booth

Steven Spielberg is hustling these days. With Ready Player One coming out next week, it was a whole three months between that and The Post. He’s jumping from one major movie to another as Spielberg announced a start date and location for Indiana Jones 5. He made the announcement while accepting the Legend of Our Lifetime award at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards (via The Tracking Board).

“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here.”

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That start time makes sense considering the timeline. Spielberg is a perfectionist, and that timeline gives him over a year to shoot the movie and go through post-production. Spielberg has plenty of projects he’s working on between now and then as a producer though, so it’s not like he’s going to be taking a break once the Ready Player One press tour ends.

Indiana Jones 5, directed by Steven Spielberg, will star Harrison Ford and be written by David Koepp. It will be released on July 10th, 2020.

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26 Mar 17:45

Move Over, Hamilton! National Lampoon’s Vacation Gets Rebooted as a Broadway Musical

by Jude Terror

Did the 2015 reboot of the classic Vacation films leave something* to be desired? Don’t worry! The franchise is getting another chance at a second life, because it will soon be coming to Broadway as a musical! Producers Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch have optioned the movie for Broadway, according to a report from sandwich-themed Hollywood gossip site The Wrap.

“Both Kurt and I came of age on the Vacation films series and can’t wait to bring the Griswolds to Broadway,” said Davenport. “If audiences thought their cinematic misadventures were funny, wait till Clark and his family get to Times Square.”

Yeah. Sounds hilarious.

“Millions of tourists come to New York for the first time every year and each one has a singular experience,” said Deutsch. “The Griswolds’ maiden trip to the city will be no exception, though in this case, theirs is guaranteed to be outrageous, unique, hilarious – and well-choreographed. While the characters are familiar, Broadway Vacation will take them on a completely original musical journey – and on a trip to New York that they will never forget.”

And if those tourists are lucky enough, or bad enough drivers, maybe they can even find themselves in a real-life road-rage altercation with original Vacation star Chevy Chase! Ah, New York! No word yet on when this sure-to-be hit will debut, but we’ll keep you posted.

*humor

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25 Mar 16:57

Netflix has the Entire Monty Python Catalogue, Will Launch Later This Year

by Mary Anne Butler

If you don’t have enough Monty Python in your live currently, never fear! Netflix has got you covered, apparently.  The streaming service giant has acquired the entire Python catalogue of films, Flying Circus episodes, and various live performances and will be launching them sometime later this year.

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Credit: Netflix

The UK and Canada Netflix subscribers will actually get access to everything on April 15th (at least according to Deadline), but the US won’t until sometime later in the year (boo!).

In addition to Holy GrailLife of BrianMeaning Of LifeAnd Now For Something Completely Different, we’ll also be getting Flying Circus, Fliegender Zirkus,  Monty Python’s Personal Best, Conquers America, Almost the Truth, The Meaning of Monty Python,  Best Bits (mostly) and Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five To Go (the live performance from London’s O2 in 2014).

There is also talk that perhaps the surviving original Python members John CleeseTerry GilliamMichael PalinEric Idle (who’s What About Dick? comedy special was also acquired) and maybe even Terry Jones will create new content for the service at a later date.

The British comedy troupe was founded in 1969 when their series Flying Circus was first broadcast on BBC.  Original members Graham Chapman (who passed away in 1989) and Cleese knew each other from pre Python days, as the pair wrote together for other notable comedians of the day. To this day, there is only 1 American member of the troupe, Terry Gilliam.

I’m holding out for Michael Palin’s Around the World in 80 Days because it was pretty fabulous.

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23 Mar 18:02

Russell Crowe is Holding an Auction via Sotheby’s Called “The Art of Divorce”

by Mary Anne Butler

You know you’ve always wanted to own a piece of Hollywood, and Russell Crowe‘s “The Art of Divorce” auction through Sotheby’s Australia might just be your chance. The Oscar-winning actor is going through the last steps in finalizing a divorce from almost-former-wife Danielle Spencer.

Crowe has said this auction is to “create some space for the future” in an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph.

“The sale represents the dispersal of a highly personal collection that was assembled by Crowe over many years, including those shared with his former wife Danielle Spencer,” the official auction catalogue on Sotheby’s reads.

Some of the highlights in the collection aren’t even the movie stuff (for me personally, Russell’s guitars are the real gems), but there are some notable pieces that I wasn’t expecting to see, like the 1986 Grammy award presented to Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Rick Nelson, and Chips Moman for best spoken word or non-musical recording for interviews from the Class of ’55 recording session.

Like Maximus’s cuirass from the death scene in Gladiator, which has an early estimate of $20,000 t0 30,000.

The moulded polyurethane torso in two sections, mounted with leather and applied to the front with embossed silver metal appliqués depicting rearing horses, figures and griffins, rising to tiered shoulder guards
56 cm high, 44 cm wide, 26 cm deep
(photo by Sotheby’s AU)

Or maybe you’d prefer Javert’s vest from the 2012 film version of Les Miserables, because that’s in here for an estimate of $1,500-2,000.

The sleeves vest with a high black collar embroidered to the front with fleur de lis, brass buttons.

“This vest was part of my costume for Les Misérables (2012). The actual uniform had sleeves and a tail. When filming horse riding scenes in this costume, with a blue riding coat over the top, it was very uncomfortable so I asked the costume department to make a version that was only what you would see under the coat,” Crowe says. (Javert’s full uniform is also available.)

Maybe Master and Commander is more your speed, in which case Captain Jack Aubrey’s number 2 blues naval uniform is the lot for you, with an estimate of $25,000-35,000.

Worn in the scene in which ‘Captain Jack Aubrey’ orders his crew to land, in order for ‘Dr Maturin’ to operate on his own wound, comprising a dark blue, long wool Captain’s coat with gold thread embroidered shoulder boards and brass Naval buttons, a cream coloured ruffled cotton shirt, a cream wool vest, cream coloured breeches and a black neck wrap tie, and a pair of high top black leather riding boots and cream woollen socks, together with a framed photograph of Russell Crowe as ‘Captain Jack Aubrey’, signed to the reverse by Russell Crowe

The auction is definitely worth a look if you are a Russell Crowe fan, or enjoy a good catalogue of items you’ll never be able to afford.

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