Terminator: Dark Fate wants to pretend like the last 4 or 5 sequels to T2, I’ve lost count, didn’t happen. It brings back the greatness that is Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and uber god amongst men James Cameron and bring Tim Miller one of the brains behind the hugely popular Deadpool films on board to direct. On paper this movie should be a grand slam, how did it go so wrong? Headline is, despite how awful the marketing has been, it actually isn’t bad, but it’s not as great as it needs to be to revive this dead franchise and drag it into a new direction that will make audiences care again. At least it didn’t make me care, I don’t pretend to know what audiences want or like.
Oh, lookie here. Amazon just stealth dropped one of their biggest shows, Jack Ryan today. I really don’t understand the business logic of doing stuff like this. A show like Jack Ryan deserves proper promotion and lead time to get people excited about watching S2. Just dropping it out of the blue like this may be cool for those of us in the “know,” but what about all those people who may not be aware it’s even coming, much less out today? I’ll binge watch this weekend and will hopefully get you all some reviews early next week. But if you are an Amazon Prime member this is one of the best shows on Prime right now. Official press release below.
I recently did an email interview with Hunter Clowdus, one of Spencer Jame’s teammates JJ Parker from the hit CW Show All American. Let me just say Hunter’s abs are crazy, he’s like the new Archie Andrews this season, always an excuse to show them off. While I didn’t talk about it much last year, due to my ongoing issues with CW Network, one of my favorite new shows last year was the Network’s All American.
Which l like to call the black version of 90210 or the real life Serious version of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It’s about a star football player from the troubled neighborhood of Crenshaw who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. It’s full of tasty drama and is a nice, welcome departure from the Supernatural, Super Hero stuff I find myself always watching. It returned for it’s 2nd season and airs Monday nights on The CW Network.
This January, the 3rd part of DC’s Famous Trinity, Wonder Woman hits her milestone and DC has big plans for the Amazonian. To celebrate the96 page 750th issue, DC has assembled an all-star team of writers and artists including Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Jeff Loveness, and current Wonder Woman writer Steve Orlando.
This week’s installment of CBS’s Magnum P.I. features special guest WBC Champion Deontay Wilder in this week’s episode. In “Knight Lasts Forever” – Kumu and Higgins are in danger when Robin’s Nest is under siege by mercenaries storming the estate in order to find out the true identity of the White Knight, Robin’s muse and literary hero.
HBO Max ain’t playing, there have been a bunch of announcements coming from the upcoming streaming service. Today’s announcement focuses on their children’s programming ambitions. It’s truly starting to look like they are going for as broad a market as possible while keeping true to their HBO programming roots as well. Now, I don’t know if it’s my jealousy speaking here or perhaps I’m old, but I didn’t even understand half the stuff in today’s Press release. Craftopia and Karma are two kids based competition series that will be hosted by “Social Media Mavens” – Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY. I have zero clue who these two are but apparently have over 21 million followers on YouTube.
The choice to take your child to a music festival is an ongoing debate that provokes mixed views among parents. Although exposure to music is fantastic, navigating the big crowds with your little ones can often be daunting. Thinking that festivals are a unique space for families, primarily when geared towards the right audience like our Family Festival Sundays! Still, don’t believe? Below are the reasons why.
Today is the day the Dark Knight Detective was born! New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st. If you are in New York City or one of 12 other cities (including places like Tokyo, Melbourne, London and others) tonight, don’t be surprised to see the iconic Bat Symbol shining in the sky. Batman was first introduced to the public in Detective Comics #27 (March 1939) and was created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The Bat-Signal first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (December 1941).
One thing I always say, especially as a critic is, we all have a bias and anyone who says they don’t is lying. We all have things and genres we like and dislike. If something is good it’s good and if something is great then it’s great. I’m someone who hates Puppets and puppet related films. With that said, Team America World Police is one of my favorite movies and I adore The Muppets. Due to my general dislike of puppets, I’ve never sat down and watched the cult classic – The Dark Crystal, created by the legendary creator of the Muppets Jim Henson. Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance was a revelation and eye opener for me.
One of the biggest surprises last month was the discovery of how much the great Giancarlo Esposito loves yours truly. I interview so many people, but it’s rare they remember me, so I always appreciate the rare times they do. Last month I had a chance to talk to Giancarlo about his upcoming guest spot on Shudder’s upcoming Creep Show revival. But of course before we got into that, I had to pepper him with questions about Mandalorian. Check out the video below. I will post his interview related to Creepshow later this week. That was a talkative cast!
Ok, I was a bit skeptical about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. I always knew it’d be a great service, but I thought they were launching it a year too early and would only have Mandalorian. and a few catalog items But man was I wrong. Seems like the entire D23 Expo was about this service and they brought the thunder in a 2 hour but they brought the thunder at this weekend’s D23 Expo.
The launch line up includes the brand new Star Wars series Mandalorian, the unfortunately named High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a “live” action Lady and the Tramp series, a new Christmas Movie called Noelle starring Ana Kendrick, a Kristen Bell led musical reality series called Encore, and a Jeff Goldblum travel show called The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Not only do we get these original series but the entire Simpsons Catalog will be available as well as the entire catalog from Pixar and Star Wars. That’s a nice initial launch. All 23 Marvel films will NOT be available on day one. Official line up and links to trailers below!