The trailer for Marvel’s latest X-Men romp Dark Phoenix looked promising, but if you’re like me, you still can’t shake the taste of X-Men: The Last Stand from your mouth. That movie convinced me a long time ago that this may be a storyline that doesn’t transfer to film, although with Disney taking in the X-men brand I’m excited for them to give it another shot if only to introduce the Phoenix power for a possible Avengers vs. X-Men film.
Anyway, check out this trailer with the original film mixed with the new film’s audio, because why not? It can’t hurt the original film any more at this point:
The Simpsons problems continue ever since the documentary The Problem With Apu made waves throughout the masses. The show responded by removing the character from the show, but has yet to reveal whether Apu will return or if they’ll ever address the controversy beyond their response that left their future intentions up in the air in an episode last season. Now, showrunner Al Jean has added his thoughts on the controversy, which he gave in an interview with Slashfilm:
I only have two things to say about Apu. The first is, if you’re a bully and you’re using Simpsons quotes to bully people, you’re not a Simpsons fan. We don’t want you and I’ll kick your ass. My second statement is I refer people to what Matt [Groening] said on the subject.
Jean’s statement appears to say that if you’re someone who uses the character Apu to insult others of the same heritage, he’s got no love for you. As for the latter statement that he agrees with Matt Groening, the Simpsons creator said this about the controversy:
Well, I love Apu. I love the character, and it makes me feel bad that it makes other people feel bad. But on the other hand, it’s tainted now — the conversation, there’s no nuance to the conversation now. It seems very, very clunky. I love the character. I love the show.
Groening’s statement was essentially that he loved Apu, and it pissed him off that the character was used to make others feel bad. At the same time, he doesn’t seem to agree that the only answer is removing Apu from the show entirely or having someone replace Hank Azaria’s voice. Azaria has agreed to step aside if asked.
The situation, apparently, continues and we still have no clue if Apu will return in the new batch of episodes for The Simpsons. Are you still keeping up with the show?
Will Smith promised to bungee jump out of a helicopter into the grand canyon for his 50th birthday, and true to his word, he delivered. If you’ve been waiting to see this moment for awhile, Smith made sure you captured it from just about every angle in a video that ten years ago would’ve been a two-hour special aired live on Fox. I’m super glad we didn’t have to sit through that for this, although I will say this is pretty cool and I appreciate that the video is basically a start to finish process of everything he went through from the moment the helicopter takes off to when he jumps. Check it out below, and let us know if you’d ever be brave enough to try this for yourself:
The internet, as we all know, can be a strange place. Just days after Nintendo revealed that its newest version of Super Mario Bros Deluxe allowed for Princess Peach and Toadette to fuse together and create “Peachette,” people began to wonder what other characters this fusion crown could create.
In doing so, they create the anime community’s newest “best girl,” a mashup of Peach and Bowser called “Bowsette.” (via Eurogamer):
You watch television, sure, but do you know how a show gets made in 2018? Things have evolved past the traditional pilot season, and streaming has allowed for more shows than ever to make it to television. Check out the modernized process, and some of the crazy shit that happens to ensure that shows make it to television regardless of quality:
George Carlin may be one of the raunchiest comedians to grace this earth, but he also had a more sensitive side. Naturally, the internet decided to mash the two and took audio from Carlin’s audiobooks and peppered them into episodes of Thomas The Tank Engine that he narrated. It’s actually pretty hilarious, especially if you grew up watching this program! Check it out below:
Tenacious D released the first episode of their web series Post-Apocalypto, and if you’re a fan in the skits of the band’s first album, you’re going to like this. If you’re a fan of great animation, you probably won’t. This series is more or less a comic strip with narration, but its still pretty funny with Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ comedic chops. Check out the first episode below, and be sure to subscribe to their channel for more episodes!
The Simpsons is back for another season, and as usual, they’ve got another “Treehouse of Horror” in the books. If you can’t wait for the episode to premiere, check out a clip from the Halloween special below, which features a Invasion of the Bodysnatchers reference as well as a cameo from the Orville and a joke involving the Planet Express ship from Futurama.
This clip premiered at Comic-Con earlier this year, but we never got around to posting it on the site. With Halloween coming up, we thought we’d share it now.
Tom Hardy’s Venom already has its fair share of critics based on the few trailers that have been released, but for all the criticisms the film has received prior to release, few have has a gripe about Tom Hardy’s portrayal. The actor recently revealed the inspiration behind his Eddie Brock, and revealed his character was inspired by UFC champion Conor McGregor and one other famous celebrity (via TMZ):
There were more elements of Eddie Brock which needed to be pinned on somebody who's incredibly handy physically. And, obviously, Conor is incredibly handy physically. There was an aspect the studio wanted somebody who could fight, which they always do in these sort of hero movies. They want somebody who can have a scrap. Conor obviously wants to have a scrap with everybody, so that's useful. But then, there were elements like the neuroses of Woody Allen. So, if you put that and Conor together, there was that too.
Conor McGregor and Woody Allen is an…interesting combination. I suppose that’s the kind of range an actor would need to have to play Eddie Brock accurately, although that’s a mighty tall order to fill! That said, Tom Hardy is a pretty damn good actor so I have faith he can deliver a solid performance. We’ll all see when the film is in theaters October 5th!
The new Terminator film may not have a name yet, but it does have Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton ready and rearing to go on-set. The two shared a photo together online recreating a picture they took way back in the day, and it’s pretty amazing:
Happy birthday to my dear friend Linda Hamilton. One of my favorite co-stars, a true badass, and a wonderful human being. I’m pumped to be back together again. pic.twitter.com/jTaBLQK2qv