The problem with Jack Black’s latest film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is how derivative and unimaginative it is. It’s a blatant rip off of several recent and upcoming R.L. Stine movie adaptations. It tries really hard to distinguish itself but it doesn’t and Black’s constant winking at the camera doesn’t help matters. Beyond the really long and weird name, this is a movie that wants to be creepy, but can’t go all out because at the end of the day it is a kid’s horror film; so it settles for being weird.
You would think since I grew up in the 80s, Predator should have been one of those franchises that I was all over back in the day. However, shockingly enough, I never sat down and watched any of the Predator films from start to finish. That is until the recent 4K UHD release where I had a marathon and watched 5 hours of glorious carnage. Problem is the trailers ruined what few surprises The Predator had to offer.
Call of Duty Black Ops long awaited take on Fortnight’s Battle Royal mode is launching its private beta September 10th and ends September 14th. Why is Activision launching this anticipated beta on a Monday? Most normal folks have to work or go to school during the week, so who is going to have time to really delve into this? I have a lot of issues with this year’s installment of my favorite franchise, but Activision sucks me in every time with their continued support of everything I do. So, I’m back baby! The kind folks at Activision gave me 10 codes to give away. Check out my feeble Beta Gameplay and initial Impressions below.
Update – added full Beta Details Included after the break.
Apparently, I’m one of the few people in the entire world who liked the first season of Marvel’s Iron Fist – more than Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I recognize the main flaw of the series was the lead character himself Danny Rand (Iron Fist) played by a sort of vacant Finn Jones, but I’m not sure what people expected out this series. The character has never been a top tier Marvel hero and has always been pretty weird and introspective, so the show captured that aspect fairly well. What made Season One work for me were all the side stories and the family dynamic between Rand and his childhood friends Joy Meachum (Jessica Stroup) and her brother Harold Meachum (David Wenham).
Facebook is slowly but surely getting into the original content game. They launched their new video platform Facebook Watch earlier this year and now are slowly rolling out original programming. Their latest production is a weird, little mystery called Sacred Lies.
Its a refreshing 1/2 hour drama about a woman with no hands who is somehow involved with the murder of a Cult leader. It’s currently airing every Friday night and on episode 7 (at the time of this interview). I did an email interview with Producer Raelle Tucker, who also produced Jessica Jones, The Returned, True Blood, and wrote for Supernatural.
In many cases movies turn out to be profitable for the production companies but this is not always what happens. There were so many huge flops that could have needed some extra video production help or that simply were faced with some problems. Some that you might want to know more about include the following huge flops.
There’s too much TV! Hulu’s latest 10-episode original series Castle Rock is a supernatural, horror thriller that comes from the genre’s king, Stephen King (see what I did there?) and JJ Abrahams. With those two leading the charge one thing you are sure to get are high production values and this one doesn’t disappoint on that front. My only gripe is when is Hulu going to get with the times and deliver 4k/HDR quality streaming? The sweeping vistas of King’s small Maine town that this series takes place in would look even more glorious.
Comic-Con can be a mess and hard to follow. There have already been a ton of announcements, but you don’t know where to find all the good trailers. Don’t worry we have your back, here are the 10 best trailers from day 1 in one 20 minute video.
Keeping up with all this SDCC news is hard man, hard! Yesterday IMDB gave The IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to Olivia Munn at SDCC 2018 aboard the #IMDboat! The IMDb STARmeter Award recognizes entertainment industry luminaries who are fan favorites on IMDbPro’s STARmeter chart, which is determined by the actual search behavior of IMDb’s more than 250 million unique monthly visitors worldwide. WTH, I never realized Munn was THAT popular.
Iron Fist Season 2 features Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
“Better Call Saul” cast members Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando, along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould joined moderator Bill Burr for the AMC series’ first ever Comic Con panel.