In case you don't frequent the animation side of Marvel, I'm here to tell you that the Ultimate Spider-Man series is pretty fantastic! Unfortunately, the series is ending after its fourth season, but that means it'll soon be coming to streaming!
I don't know if any of this has to do with why Marvel uploaded two full episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister Six on YouTube, but I figured it was a good opportunity to introduce the bulk of you to the series!
Season one of the series is a bit goofy, but they definitely pack it with more than enough action to will make up for the obvious moments you're watching a show geared for children.
By season three you have Spider-Man taking on The Sinister Six and things are a tad darker, but nothing too spooky. It seems like at this point in the series most of the kiddie aside moments are gone, and it's mostly action and story along with some great callbacks to the franchise.
You can catch the final season of the series on Disney XD.
Here's a fun little animated video from Great Big Story, who spoke with Howard Scott Warshaw and asked him to tell the story of how he created E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari, which is a game that's been referred to as the worst video game in the history of the medium. That's a bold claim, but if you've played it, you'll know where the griping comes from. XBox produced a documentary about the game, but if you've never seen that, this is a nice primer, and you're getting the info straight from the horse's mouth.
In light of their untimely deaths, HBO has decided to move up the release date of their documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Deadline reports the documentary will now air January 7th. Bright Lights features the lives of both Fisher and Reynolds and centers on Reynolds' Vegas show and the two living together as performing begins to take its toll on Reynolds.
The film received high acclaim at Cannes prior to the actresses' passing, so at least this will feel more like an homage than a quick "strike while the iron is hot" deal that so many studios seem to jump on when stuff like this happens. Will you be watching the documentary when it airs?
20th Century Fox has just launched a new website for Logan where fans can sign up to get a custom, limited-edition postcard featuring a single frame from the upcoming final trailer for the Logan movie. There are 1,974 film frames in this last trailer, and that's how many will be sent out to fans.
There is a significant meaning behind the 1974 frame count as it refers to the year that Wolverine made his first Marvel Comics appearance in The Incredible Hulk #180 and #181.
They are only giving away 1,974 unique frames, so if you want one, you better sign up for is now! You can do that right here. Once you receive your frame, you're supposed to share it online using #OneLastTime. I already signed up for mine!
This obviously means the final trailer will be released soon, so stay tuned for that! I'm excited to see what it entails! That first trailer was so powerful, and I hope this last trailer will offer fans something even better. Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
Everyone reading this has seen The Godfather (or at least I hope they have), but I've never seen a section of it broken down in quite this way before. Vimeo user Glass Distortion has a really great script to screen analysis video that plays out the scene in which Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) kills Sollozzo and McCluskey in the restaurant, and it not only includes the descriptions from the screenplay, but also some commentary from director Francis Ford Coppola that I'd never heard before. Heck, even if you're a Godfather connoisseur, this is still probably worth watching just to appreciate the staging and the way the tension in this famous sequence plays out.
Well, he obviously thinks he knows something! What we know is that Reynolds wants to bring Hugh Jackman's Wolverine into his Deadpool sequel. However, Jackman has made it very clear that he's retiring from Wolverine after Logan. Maybe, just maybe, Jackman is considering some kind of cameo. It would be pretty badass if it happened, but we'll just have to wait and see.
We all know about the drastic reshoots that were done for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A lot of the footage that was replaced can be seen in the trailers that were released for the film. A lot of that footage was part of the final act of the film. There was obviously a different outcome of the story. We don't know the details on what this original ending entailed, but in an interview with Collider, actor Ben Mendelsohn, who played Director Orson Krennic, said that there's an "enormously different" version of the story that exists. He explains:
"We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it. So should they ever decide to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things. And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes."
He was then asked if there was an alternate version of the story that exists because of the differences and his response was:
"Absolutely [there is a different version], with enormous differences within I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes. There really would be. There would be enormously different renderings."
I would really love to see the different scenarios of how this movie could have played out. I hope that they will include all of this alternate footage on the Blu-ray. Hell, would it be cool if they actually recut the different versions of the film using that unused footage!? That would be awesome! I doubt it'll ever happen, though.
Carrie Fisher did very little voice work in video games in her long career in acting. Surprisingly, she only voiced Princess Leia in one Star Wars game (Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens)...read more on Gametyrant
We've experienced some major celebrity deaths in 2016, but I don't know about you, but I'm getting really tired of people blaming the year itself as if it's some sort of sentient creature stalking our icons and taking them away too soon. But instead of making a "clever" quip on Twitter about it, the team at Friend Dog Studios actually came up with a creative way to channel their displeasure with the past twelve months: imagining what a horror movie might look like that did feature 2016 as a personified, sentient killer. My favorite part? The slowed down, creepy cover of "Auld Lang Syne" — that's another cliche that should go away immediately, but it's still in full swing and it works exceptionally well here.