Last we heard about that Allison Janney was in talks to joinHugh Jackman in the film Bad Education. Now there’s another name to add to the list: Geraldine Viswanathan. The Blockers star is reported to join the other two big actors, but no other details have been given.
Cory Finley is directing the high school comedy/drama film written by Mike Makowsky. The script is reportedly based off Makowsky’s experience in high school, but no further details have been revealed other than Janney would play a “the school district business manager who is in on the scheme and enjoying the same living large lifestyle while helping him (and her) to cover their tracks.”
. Hopefully, we don't have to wait too long to learn more. Are you excited for this film? What role do you think Viswanathan will have?
The first teaser trailer has been unleashed for Doctor Who Season 11, which features Jodie Whittaker in action as the Thirteenth Doctor! There was a lot of controversy regarding her initial casting because she's the first woman ever to play The Doctor, but it seems like over time some people have warmed up to the idea. I could care less who plays The Doctor as long as the stories they tell are good!
In addition to Whittaker taking playing the new Doctor, the upcoming season also will also feature a new showrunner leading the charge. That showrunner is former Torchwood writer and the creator of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall.
Watch the teaser trailer below and let us know if you're excited about Doctor Who Season 11! Also, with Comic-Con coming next week, you can expect some more information about the series to be revealed, so stay tuned for that.
A Lord Drakkon POP was in the works, but unfortunately, things changed and that’s no longer the case. Instead, the team at Prolific 3D and the Super Sculpting Bros have decided to forge ahead with a Lord Drakkon figure. The new figure may not be a POP and it may not feature his throne, but it’s still great! The inspiration came from this illustration of Drakkon riding a Tyrannosaurus Zord version of those spring horses kids like to play on. The Red Ranger appears to be wanting his turn on the toy and all the other Rangers are looking to fight Drakkon to get him off.
Is that not an adorable drawing? It led to the team to design Drakkon riding a Tyrannosaurus Zord figure. And the color render looks amazing! If you don’t want Drakkon riding a Zord, it appears there will be different legs that allow him to stand and a little cannon that will go on the Zord. I’ve also included a picture of the actual models before they’ve been painted. I really hope that this figure will be purchasable in the not too distant future.
I don't know much about motorcycles, but I do know enough to know this hubless concept bike constructed with an airplane looks like something out of a mashup of Tron and Mad Max. It also looks near impossible to maneuver, and I have to imagine there's a reason why we don't see that bike going any direction but straight the entire video...check it out below, and let us know what you think of it:
Eclectic Method has been away for awhile, but now they're back and they've got a pretty sweet Isle of Dogs remix. This one has a tad different musical vibe than the past few entries, but I love it all the same. Check it out below, and let us know what you think:
As one may imagine, there's a limited number of people who would enjoy Simpsons grooves that'll make you move. That's why I'm throwing Dankmus a bone and sharing this "excellent," Mr. Burns remix with the only group of people I know that could get fiercely addicted to this type of music. Sorry to use you like that, but hopefully you appreciate it and binge the rest of his videos as they're just as good as this one you'll find below:
Early this week a new trailer was released for Disney's wonderful looking film Christopher Robin, which is inspired by the stories of Winnie The Pooh and his friends. Disney has since released a featurette for the film called "Legacy" and it includes interviews with the cast and crew talking about the film and the characters that fill it. It also includes some footage from the film. Watch this just makes me want to see the movie even more. It looks like the creative team did such an amazing job telling this story.
The story is set in the year 1949, and Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is "an efficiency manager at a luggage company, tasked with finding the resources to prevent many of his workers from being laid off. That will mean missing the vacation he has planned with his wife, Evelyn (Hayley Atwell), and young daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). They’re heading to the Hundred Acre Wood while he’s stuck in London with work, when he gets a visit from his old friend Pooh. But he’s not the same person Pooh remembers."
Christopher Robin was directed by Marc Forster (World War Z) and it also stars Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. As far as the voices of the characters go, Jim Cummings plays Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd plays Tigger; Brad Garrett plays Eeyore; Toby Jones plays Owl; Nick Mohammed plays Piglet; Peter Capaldi plays Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo plays Kanga.
The movie will be released in theaters on August 3rd.
I love me some Shonen anime. Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Yu Yu Hakusho, Yu-Gi-Oh!. Those are some of my favorite anime and they’re all Shonen. Most, if not all of them, have some big problems, though with one being very common: a lack of character development. A lot of the main protagonists go through what is called horizontal growth; Goku achieving Super Saiyan, Ichigo getting Bankai, etc. However, they tend to not do as much vertical growth. They don’t grow as characters, they just get stronger so that the plot can move forward. Some of the characters will have some vertical development, but it’s greatly outweighed by how much horizontal growth is thrown in.
I would have loved at some point in Bleach to have Ichigo not be able to bash his way to victory but have more moments similar to when he finally goes and talks with his dad about everything. Then, you have those moments define Ichigo later on and have those insights directly influence his ability to win. I felt that even in the end, all Ichigo could do was fight according to his instincts in order to win. Maybe it would’ve been nicer to have Ichigo reach out to the Quincy after learning the truth about his parents and use that new knowledge and his relationship with Ishida to show that Shinigami and Quincy aren’t enemies. Yeah, there’d still be that epic fight at the end because there would be a lot of Quincy that would hold on to the grudge, but it would’ve been a great moment for Ichigo to show that he’s growing and the plot progresses because of character growth instead of being according to the arbitrary will of Kubo Tite.
A great example of growth in Shonen anime is Elizabeth from The Seven Deadly Sins. In the beginning, that girl is trying to be brave, but is still scared and thinks that things will only work out if she gives in to whatever the threat is. However, by the end of the first season, she’s learned that she can do more and even though she’s not a demon or soldier, maybe she can still fight back. She learns from the countless times that Meliodas and the gang save her so that she is finally able to have strong moments of her own instead of weakly deciding that the only way to save her friends is to give herself up. When she stands up to Hendrickson, she’s a new character that has truly learned from the past.
This is in no way to say that these anime and manga aren’t good. I love a lot of these shows and that’s why so many enjoy One Punch Man, which satirizes this glaring problem. I hope that we see some more vertical development for these already great characters.
YouTube science experiments always seem to skate that very thin line between fun and illegal very well, which brings us to this video of a homemade Nerf Rocket Launcher that could actually kill someone. I have no way of confirming that, of course, although judging from how easily those modified pool noodles obliterated a watermelon and Xbox 360? I'd say it's a safe bet. It's still cool nonetheless so check out the video below and let us know if you've ever made a potato launcher or something similar:
I imagine that either towards the end of my lifetime or not long beyond there will be legitimate concerns about robots taking the jobs of hard working people. That future may come just a bit sooner for the fast food industry, as robotic helpers are on their way to becoming a viable option in the workplace. Check out this "Flippy," robot for example, that can fry up a burger perfect each and every time. Granted, a human can do that with a little practice, but why pay that kid minimum wage when you have a robot that can run for 20 years without up and quitting one day due to a pissed off customer? Check it out below, and let us know how you'd feel about a robot making your burger: