Adam Driver returned to Saturday Night Live for its season premiere, and while he didn’t come back to play Matt The Radar Technician in a Star Wars sketch, he had a decent few sketches. The best of which, by far, was the “Career Day,” sketch in which he portrayed an “old dad,” attending his son’s career day. I won’t ruin the sketch for those that haven’t seen it yet, but I will say the stuff about the cast-iron pan is apparently stuff that was actually done in the olden days. He also was in a fun skit where he is playing Fortnite. Check it out below, and let us know if you liked the sketch!
I don’t think many in the world are clamoring for Marvel to give Don Cheadle the ax and bring back Terrence Howard, but if they are he is definitely not interested. The actor recently spoke out about whether or not he’d return to the universe after exiting his role as James Rhodes following Iron Man, and said the following (via Comicbook):
You know what's so funny? Even though I love Don Cheadle so much and I love what he's done, I still hear a lot of fans asking, 'Am I going to come back and be War Machine? Am I going to come back and be War Machine?'. I think they could have a huge franchise off of it, but f-ck em.
Well damn. Of course, it’s understandable from Howard’s point of view as he alleges Marvel tried to pay him an 8th of his salary from the first film to return to Iron Man 2. Howard declined, and the rest is history. Personally, I think it’s for the best, although I do sometimes wonder what would’ve happened if Howard stayed on to become War Machine. Do you think he would’ve played the part differently than Cheadle? Would you have preferred it?
The first teaser trailer for Taron Egerton’s Elton John biopic Rocketman has released, and it features the actor belting out his version of “Rocketman.” The rest of the footage features over the top costumes, imagery, and all the other things you’d expect from this legendary singer.
The movie has also been described as, "a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music." The story will follow his emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to become a music superstar "who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records than just about any musical artist of his era."
Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody) is attached to helm the project from a script written by Lee Hall. Egerton will be joined by Jamie Bell (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
Check out the teaser trailer below, let us know what you think of Egerton’s voice, and see the film in theaters Summer 2019.
Kingdom Hearts most iconic artist is making a comeback, and Hikaru Utada has brought Skrillex along for the ride for the new Kingdom Hearts 3 theme song! I’m not sure this song is better than the iconic “Simple and Clean,” but it is pretty damn good as far as video game theme songs go. Check it out below, let us know your thoughts on the song, and let us know if you’re still excited to play Kingdom Hearts 3 a decade later:
While the new Halloween prepares for its theater debut, the original classic just got rolled out in 4K. Being able to see the film in enhanced quality is exciting, although the original Shape actor Nick Castle told Bloody Disgusting the revamped film may ruin a great scene from the original cut:
I just talked to [director] John [Carpenter] about this and he said he and the cameraman did a viewing of this [restoration]. He was impressed with the sharpness. My question would be there is one scene that [director of photography] Dean [Cundey] had a great idea. Near the end, where Michael Myers is in the shadows, he actually dials up the light very, very slowly so that he starts to appear behind [actress] Jamie [Lee Curtis]. It’s right before he tries to either stab her or choke her. And I just wonder if that will be seen too early. That’s, I guess, my one concern, other than the fact that I’d love to see it in this format.
I haven’t seen the restoration yet, and I don’t have a 4K television. Anyone who does and has picked up the restoration should watch the scene, and then check it out on YouTube and see if there is a notable difference between that scene and the new version. Has anyone watched the original Halloween yet this year?
I never thought I’d have a day where I said I saw a cool adaptation of Lord of the Rings with rats, but here we are. Not only is the adaptation pretty solid and creatively recreates some iconic scenes from the film, it also looks amazing!
In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them, an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get hold of this strange object...
Check it out below, and share your thoughts in the comments:
Jack Black and Kyle Gass have given us a lot of laughs over the years, and they’ve got more on the way. The band Tenacious D rolled out the first episode of their web series Post-Apocalypto on September 28th, and they’ve got a new album dropping November 2. That’s all down the road, but today they’re showing you how to draw Kyle in one of those classic Tenacious D skits that features Black ripping on his step-brother. Check it out below, and let us know if you’re excited for more Tenacious D!
Someone went and re-edited the hotel staff scene in Home Alone 2 with audio clips from Full Metal Jacket, and the scene is made exponentially better in this version. Of course, this version would never fly in a film for children, and the original scene is good enough. That’s mostly due to Tim Curry, who sells the scene equally as well in the video belowl. Damn, I really miss his acting days:
The handheld gaming market has changed drastically over the years, and many companies have tried and failed to unseat Nintendo’s iron grip on the market. Sony has tried (and failed) since 2004 to make the PSP a thing, but with the immense popularity of the Nintendo Switch and smartphones capable of running PUBG and Fortnite, there’s not really a niche for the PSP to hang out in anymore.
Sony recognizes this, and has formally announced the PSP will cease production in 2019 and that a follow up isn’t in the works (via Nintendo Life):
In Japan, we will manufacture PlayStation Vita until 2019. From there, shipping will end…Currently, we do not have any plans regarding a new handheld device.
Sony is far from dead of course, and truth be told, they held onto this venture far longer than they should have. Are you sad to see the PSP go?
A lot of people are saying Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of A Star Is Born is fantastic, with a lot of the magic coming from the chemistry and performances of the two in the film. Cooper was recently on Conan and asked if he knew they’d connect like that when he first met her, and he admitted he did not. In fact, it wouldn’t be until the two met and bonded over leftover pasta that he knew he needed her to be in the film. Check out the full story below, and see the film in theaters October 5: