Netflix has released a promo trailer for the Jodie Foster-directed episode of Black Mirror Season 4. The episode is called "Arkangel" and it stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home) and Bloodline's Owen Teague.
As you might expect, the episode looks intense! All we know about the story that "Arkangel" will tell so far is in this trailer. A mother's daughter goes missing at a park briefly and she has a major panic attack like any mom would. But, this scare prompts her to take certain precautions, so she has something implanted into her child's brain. I have no idea what this is going to do, but since this is Black Mirror, we know nothing good is going to come from it.
The tagline for the episode is, "The Key To Good Parenting is Control", so whatever this is that's implanted in her daughters head will give the mom more control over her daughter. Watch the trailer and tell us what how you think this story is going to play out!
Before the Avengers assembled in the MCU, the actors who played them met their horrific demise in previous horror films that they starred in. A video supercut has been put together by Films Against Humanity featuring the many different deaths of these actors.
Witness the deaths of Robert Downey Jr. in Natural Born Killers, Mark Ruffalo in Mirror Mirror 2: Raven Dance, James Spader in Wolf and The New Kid, Josh Brolin in Mimic, Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea, Scarlett Johansson in Eight Legged Freaks, Jeremy Renner in 28 Weeks Later, Chris Evans in Sunshine, and Chris Hemsworth in Cabin in the woods.
As you'll see they all die in a variety of ways. This is also a reminder that a few of these actors starred in some really bad movies in their acting careers.
As you know, Fargo and Legion series creator Noah Hawley is currently developing a Doctor Doom movie for FOX. I'm sure there are a lot of actors out there that would be great to see play the Marvel villain, but there's one actor that would be incredible as Victor Von Doom and that actor is Ben Mendelsohn.
Mendelsohn played the villain in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Netflix series Bloodline, he's playing the villain in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, and he's going to play the villain in Captain Marvel. The guy is an incredible actor and the fact that he actually wants to play Doctor Doom is awesome!
During a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Mendelsohn talked about the character and explains what makes him one of the greatest comic book characters of all time:
“[He] is the greatest comic character of all time," Mendelsohn said. "The thing that's really appealing about Victor is the damage and trauma, the loss of the family, the wrong done to him, then the revenge and the takeover. Then it's the protectiveness of Latveria wrapped in that Cold War vibe. What actually makes him great is his caring bit. That's what's great about Doctor Doom, and I just like him!"
While they were on the subject, Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom film project was brought up and Mendelsohn was quick to let the host know that he well aware of the project saying, "Oh yeah, I'm aware of all this."
It's been previously revealed that Dan Stevens (Legion) is involved with the film project in some way, but we have no idea what his role in the project is at this point. Obviously, some fans speculate that he could end up playing Doctor Doom, but I'll be honest, I like the idea of Mendelshon playing the character more.
What do you think? Would you want to see Mendelson take on the role of Doctor Doom?
Adam West’s Batman is known for being really campy (but typically in a fun way). If you are a fan of that era of Batman, you may be interested in owning a 1985 Chevrolet Batmobile Movie Car. According to the description it is, “1 of the authentic Gotham garage Bat-mobiles produced. complete with working bat-scope bat phone flame thrower Shutes.” That’s right, if this is an accurate description you can have a car with a bat-scope! Who doesn’t want one of those? It’ll cost a 199,500 and is located near Sarasot, FL. Would you like to own this car? Which Batmobile do you want to own? I want the one from Batman: The Animated Series personally.
Over Thanksgiving, while many of us were gathering with our families, we were also given a little treat. Anthony Francisco posted on Instagram showing concept art for much more colorful versions of Loki’s costume for Thor: Ragnarok. Personally, I really like the color schemes going on. Most of them are different from his black, green, and gold and I welcome the change. According to Francisco, he was asked to, “go as bold and colorful as we could.” I believe he accomplished it without going ridiculous and my favorite is the blue and orange one. Which costume do you prefer?
I remember when the first Cardcaptor Sakura anime came to the US in the 1990’s. It was a great show with fun characters and magic. What more could a kid ask for? Well, we’re getting a sequel series that sets the characters in middle school. This series will be called Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc. The Sakura Cards have turned blank and lost all of their powers. Naturally, this means Sakura needs to go on a quest to get to the bottom of things. She won’t be alone though. She’ll have her guardians Cerberus and Yue along with her friends! The series is slated for release on January 7, 2018, in Japan and will feature the original cast. Are you excited to hang out with Sakura and the gang again? Check out the promotional art below.
Tite Kubo is the man behind Bleach which is a great manga, albeit one of the most convoluted stories I’ve ever read. Back in 2003, he did an interview where we learned that he had a deep love and appreciation for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z which were created by Akira Toriyama. He even mentions how the villains are “incredibly cool.”
Now take a look at his take on some of the characters from this classic manga. It includes Piccolo, Vegeta, Zarbon, Recoome, Tao Pai-pai, and Trunks. Five out of six have been the villain and either died or became heroes. All six look pretty cool. Now I’m not sure why Zarbon and Recoome are included instead of Freiza and Ginyu or Cell and Majin Buu, but they look great. Each of the characters has a dead-on facial expression and it makes me want to watch Dragon Ball.
Those with eagle eyes may notice some similarities between some of these characters and Kubo’s characters from Bleach. For instance, Piccolo’s face may remind you of Zaraki, or Trunks’ may look a bit like Ichigo’s. Do you spot any other similarities?
Asajj Ventress is a cool character in the Star Wars universe that was first introduced in the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series in 2003. She is introduced as a new Sith that becomes the apprentice of Count Dooku. She wields two lightsabers and is able to hold her own in a fight. Then, Star Wars: The Clone Wars from 2008 delved more into her character and she became even cooler after leaving Count Dooku’s side. Well, the cosplayer Miss Sinister (who we’ve featured before as Sagat from Street Fighter) has done a phenomenal cosplay as the Sith warrior. The makeup is amazing, the costume is well done, and her poses are perfect.
We recently shared a short horror film called Whisper that used Amazon’s Alexa to creep you out. This week we’ll have one called Hospice that will make you not want to ever work in a healthcare situation alone. Hospice was written and directed by Alexander Babaev and is really good for those looking for a little spooky shot to enjoy. Also, the last line is probably the icing on the cake.
For those that don't know, The Hunger Games was not Josh Hutcherson's big break in Hollywood. Actually, and I doubt very many people know this to begin with, Hutcherson played the kid in the CGI animated film The Polar Express alongside the legend Tom Hanks. Since you've read the title already, you know why mentioning that is so important. Luckily, Hutcherson's incident didn't blacklist him in Hollywood, but it is kind of hilarious the two have never starred in another film together since. Hear the story below, and imagine farting on one of your heroes in the comments below.