Halloween season is here, which means it’s time for you to dust off your favorite Michael Jackson record and play “Thriller,” on repeat. Ok, maybe you don’t have to listen to it ALL the time, but you definitely should listen to it at least once. If you’re a one-and-done kind of person, I suggest this “Thriller Meets Metal” video that is a serviceable take on the song worthy of the King of Pop. Check it out below!
Disney is still announcing casting for the live-action Lady and the Tramp that will debut on their streaming service. Today we learn that Janelle Monáe has jumped on board as Peg, the pound dog who was voiced by Peggy Lee in the original animated film in 1955. Monáe joins the voice cast that already consists of Ashley Jensen as Jackie, Justin Theroux as Tramp, Tessa Thompson as Lady, and Benedict Wong as Bull. Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann will play the humans, Darlin and Jim Dear.
The story Follows "a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart."
Lady and the Tramp is being directed by Charlie Bean with a script written by Andrew Bujalski. No specific release date has been mentioned, but we’ll probably see it in 2019.
I know Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam, the second Black Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Many of you will know him from his various voice roles including Ichigo Kurosaki in the dub of the Bleach anime. He took to Twitter recently to announce that there’s now a dubbed version of the live-action film.
#bleachmovie I admit I was worried when I heard they were making it until I found out #yujishimomura was directing the action aka director for #dmc. It’s pretty awesome! It’s on #Netflix with an English dub too. pic.twitter.com/ltGpaDWOtD— Johnny Yong Bosch (@johnnyyongbosch) October 8, 2018
What’s even better is that it has most of the dub cast returning. Unfortunately, Michelle Ruff who voices Rukia did not return with Bosch himself not knowing about it until after the fact. If you don’t like movies with subtitles, or even if you just really like the dub cast, you can now watch the adaptation of Bleach in English.
I have no idea, I assumed we were all reprising our roles. I didn’t find out until I saw her tweet. Unfortunately those decisions aren’t made by us— Johnny Yong Bosch (@johnnyyongbosch) October 8, 2018
I personally really enjoyed the film. It does make changes, but if you can get past that, it’s really enjoyable. You can read my full review if you want more details. What do you think of the adaptation? Have you seen it yet?
Bleach is available on Netflix now.
A quiz that asks you to determine whether a character is from X-Men or Game of Thrones may sound easy, but as Sophie Turner finds out in the video below, it’s harder than you’d think. The actress gets a few softballs thrown her way in this quiz, but there were a fair few where I legitimately didn’t know which franchise the character belonged to. Play along with Turner and see if you can get more correct than she does:
In just over a month, sixteen of the world’s best Super Smash Bros. Melee players will travel to Southern California for the seventh iteration of Smash Summit, a fan-favorite invitational event whose entrants are decided through a mixture of invitation, tournament qualification, and voting. So far, ten entrants have been confirmed for the Beyond the Summit-hosted invitational: Mew2King, Hungrybox, Wizzrobe, Plup, aMSa, Mang0, Leffen, and Zain by invitation, and Bananas and Axe thanks to their high placements at The Big House 8.
One more entrant will be determined via tournament placement at The Mang0: Homecoming, on November 10-11. However, five spots remain up for grabs, to be assigned through Beyond the Summit’s infamous voting system. On Thursday, 10/11, the opt-in period closed, and the full list of candidates was released. 26 players are currently in the running: Gahtzu, KJH, Trif, moky, Rishi, bobby big ballz, Slox, S2J, DaShizWiz, ChuDat, ARMY, Fiction, Westballz, Swedish Delight, Levingy, Michael, ORLY, Darktooth, Jerry, Magi, KPAN, Travioli, Zeo, Not Doug, Russell, and Mr. F. Of these players, several, including Mr. F, Russell, and Magi, seem to admit that their campaigns are not serious in their short self-written descriptions.
Regardless, there are many viable candidates to choose from. Some, such as Westballz, Swedish Delight, and S2J, have already been voted into a previous iteration of Smash Summit, while others, such as Rishi, have attended as guests, coaches, or in other capacities. S2J has a strong shot at making it in via the voting stage; he’s never failed to make it into a Smash Summit in the past. However, his SoCal vote might be split thanks to the inclusion of other heavy hitters from the region, including Fiction, ARMY, and the ever-popular Westballz. Similarly, Chicago’s vote may be split by Michael and ORLY, and Swedish Delight, Darktooth, and Slox may have to battle it out for the tri-state area’s vote (though Slox will likely have the support of many from his other region of New England). Other contenders, including DaShizWiz and ChuDat, have strong fan bases that they may be able to wield in order to get themselves into Smash Summit 7.
Smash Summit 7 will probably be the last full-scale major of the year, and its results will have lasting implications as Panda Global puts together 2018’s year-end rankings. If you want to have a say, head to smash.gg and nominate your favorite candidates by sending out a tweet in their support. Twitter nominations end—and voting begins in earnest—at 2pm on Tuesday, 10/16. Choose wisely!
Director’s Joe and Anthony Russo have wrapped production on Avengers 4 and to celebrate the occasion they released a mysterious photo that has left fans baffled. It’s just a glowing blue and white object. It’s probably nothing of importance, just an image to troll the fans with and get them talking and speculating about what it could be. You can see that image below:
The Avengers 4 reshoots started this last month to finalize the potential ending for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When previously talking about those reshoots Mark Ruffalo explained that the film is a "living organism" that continued to be changed and tweaked throughout the reshoots.
This isn't normally how reshoots are handled. Usually, a film is basically complete and the reshoots are done to fill in some gaps or change a few things up if need be. He said:
"We’re doing reshoots starting in September, and then we’ll go back into the international tour, we’ll go on tour. Then you guys will get the second installment. Which we don’t even know what it’s gonna be yet. We’re not just doing reshoots; we’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year."
When talking about the director's approach to the film, Ruffalo explained:
"I don’t even know that they really know exactly. Some of it is happening while we’re there. It’s pretty amazing. And we’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it cause we wanna take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.
I can’t wait to see how this movie comes together and how the story all comes to an end. We’ll find out when the movie hits theaters on May 3, 2019.
Drew Goddard takes the directors chair for the first time since 2012’s, Cabin in the Woods. This time seven strangers assemble at a Lake Tahoe hotel with a very dark past and when its revealed who they really are it quickly becomes Bad Times At The El Royale. But how does this film measure up to his cult hit Cabin In The Woods?
Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:
Robert Pattinson has a new sci-fi space thriller coming out called High Life and it actually looks pretty damn good. The movie doesn’t look anything like I expected it to be and that’s a good thing. It looks better, darker, and more insane.
The story centers on Pattinson’s character who is on board a spacecraft that filled with convicts and death row inmates who are being used as guinea pigs in a mission heading towards the black hole closest to Earth. There’s a lot more involved with the story than just that, though. Here’s the full synopsis:
Deep space. Beyond our solar system. Monte and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A solitary man, whose strict self-discipline is a protection against desire –his own and that of others– Monte fathered the girl against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate Boyse, the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners: space convicts, death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission to the black hole closest to Earth. Now only Monte and Willow remain. And Monte is changed. Through his daughter, for the first time, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Willow grows, becoming a young girl, then a young woman.
High Life comes from French filmmaker Claire Denis and it also stars Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth, Andre Benjamin, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Jessie Ross, Claire Tran, and Gloria Obianyo. The movie is expected to hit in theaters sometime in 2019.
Netflix has released the first trailer for a new comedy series about two longtime aging friends called The Kominsky Method. The film feature a great cast that includes Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin and this is the synopsis:
The sun isn’t setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.
The series comes from Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre and it looks like it will be an enjoyable movie! It seems like Douglas and Arkin make a great on-screen team.
The Kominsky Method also stars Nancy Travis, Sarah Baker, Lisa Edelstein, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Danny Devito, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Patti LaBelle, and Ashleigh LaThorpe.
The series hits Netflix on November 16, 2018.
A clip from a recent episode of Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest has appeared online, and I gotta say, It’s making me want to seek out this show. In this clip T’Challa is in pursuit of his adopted brother White Wolf, who is being a general nuisance from the looks of it. Check out the two dueling it out below, and be sure to check out this series Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Disney XD: