A few weeks ago, we got our first look at Brie Larson in her Captain Marvel costume. If you haven’t seen it yet, go take a look. I’ll wait...
Are you back? Good. Well, you may notice that the suit she’s wearing is grey and green instead of the traditional red and yellow and blue. This inconsistency has set fans off in a bad way. The calmer fans have started theorizing what the meaning could mean, with one of the prevailing theories being that the picture is a prototype suit before Carol Danvers’ costume is finalized. In a recent interview, Kevin Feige himself was asked about the picture and the coloring. Here’s his response:
There you have it. Looks like fans were on to something with it being an early version of her suit.
Star Wars is not very popular in China. That’s why it is surprising that at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, free skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang from China performed their routine to songs from those films. The songs used were "Leia" from the original trilogy and "Jyn Erso Suite" from Rogue One. The routine is pretty cool to watch, too. I can’t believe that figure skaters don’t get slashed up with how close faces get to the skates. Also, can we talk about how strong he’s got to be in order to hold her up one handed? Color me impressed. I guess their choice in music is another testament to how good the soundtrack has been for Star Wars movies. Even if you don’t like the movies, it’s hard to not like the beautiful music. Unfortunately, we don't have footage from the Olympics, but here's their routine from last year's Skate America.
The latest person to join the Detective Pikachu film is singer-actress Rita Ora. Ora just had a supporting role in Fifty Shades Freed and now she’s going for a more family-friendly movie as she joins Ken Watanabe and Suki Waterhouse as support in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film from Legendary.
Just like Waterhouse, the details of Ora’s character are being kept secret. The cast for this film is getting pretty diverse and pretty crazy in my opinion. I’m most interested in seeing some footage of Ryan Reynolds in the motion-capture suit for the role, though. The movie also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), and Ken Watanabe.
The story of Detective Pikachu centers around Smith’s character’s father getting kidnapped. He teams up with Pikachu (Reynolds) to help find him. Newton plays a journalist who helps them on their quest. Ken Watanabe will play a new character created for the film called Detective Yoshida.
The movie is being directed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman from a script that is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character.
In addition to the casting announcement, It's reported that the release date for the film will be May 10, 2019.
Covers of awesome theme songs can be a lot of fun to listen to. What’s even cooler is if the artist can combine their cover with the original in some way. Jonathan Young recently did this with a metal cover of the “Pokemon Theme” that featured Jason Paige. Paige was the original singer for the original theme all those years ago when Pokemon first came to the United States. The song starts with Young doing the vocals, then Paige enters as backup before finally getting the spotlight he deserves. The video is promoting Young’s Pokemon Metal Album which is available on iTunes and Google Play and Amazon.
It is no secret that many people (myself included) believe the Fifty Shades movies are a blight on this world. They glamorize abusive relationships that are just awful and the story is poorly written. I know, it’s an easy target, but these movies deserve the CinemaSins treatment and the one for Fifty Shades Darker hit the nail on the head so many times. The final film, Fifty Shades Freed, is now in theaters, but I would recommend something else, such as finding a way to watch any of these great TV shows that ended too early.
If you grew up in the 1990’s you may remember Furbies. They were cute little toys that could speak, and you could even teach them new things to say. I never had one, but my friends and I often joked about getting one and teaching it to laugh maniacally before setting it on fire and posting it on YouTube. What we have in this video is ten times scarier. YouTuber LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER has built an organ, but instead of pipes he uses Furbies. This took him a lot of work, and you can even see him do some of the work while he plays a “lovely” song on the organ. If you’re needing your daily dose of “why would they do this” I highly recommend watching this video.
I love Bill Murray in movies like Groundhog Day and Zombieland. He’s hilarious. I don’t know how I feel about his latest fashion endeavor though. Murray has decided to team up with Betabrand to crowdfund a new line of bell-bottom pants called Bill-Bottoms. One pair will set you back $100.30, but comes in the signature “Lucy the Caboosie” print that pays tribute to Murray’s mother. The pants are 95% polyester with the other 5% being spandex. If you’re a golfer, great news; the pockets are designed to be “spacious” and “ball-accomodating”. I’m not a big fan of bell-bottoms, but I do think these are fun. If you want to go back to the 70’s and get yourself a pair of Bill-Bottoms, go to the link and help fund this project. As of this writing, it has 23 days left and is only at 63% of its goal.
Long story short: electricity. Kyle Hill is the host of Because Science with Kyle Hill and it’s a fun show where Hill tries to use science to explain different aspects of popular culture. For example, a few weeks ago, he talked about Magneto creating small metal balls to escape his plastic prison in X2. In the most recent episode, Hill tackles Super Saiyans from Dragon Ball Z. How could Super Saiyans be scientific? Well, Hill looks at electricity for the answers to the hair standing up, the aura, the power of flight, and even energy blasts. It’s important to note that Dragon Ball Z is not bound by science and that’s the real reason for all of those awesome traits, but it’s still fun to see what possibilities there are for our own world.
Remember that chapter of Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash? It was freaking hilarious. The same people, Botnik Studios, are up to their hilarious antics once again, but Potter is not their target. Instead, the predictive keyboard enthusiasts have created an episode of the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation. This is my favorite Star Trek series and I could not stop laughing. My wife had to ask if I was ok. I was better than ok. I hope you enjoy this! Just wait until you hear whose heart Worf is the captain of...
The comedian Michelle Wolf is stepping up and getting her own talk show on Netflix. She’s been a contributor on both The Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, but it looks like she’s ready to step into the spotlight with her own show. The show does not have a name yet, but I personally would love it to be a play on her last name. As far as the content, it looks like it will not be about making the news fun, but rather she’ll be making fun of “everything and everybody” according to Coming Soon. Wolf herself has said that the audience “can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV.” That’s pretty vague but looks like it will be a much edgier talk show than most. The show will premiere later this year and will feature Wolf as executive producer along with Dan Powell and Christine Nangle. Would you rather watch this new talk show, or the one being put out by Joel McHale?