I remember as a kid I loved hearing about the Guinness Book of World Records. It was always fun to imagine making the world’s largest pizza. I feel like some of these records are getting ridiculous though. Josh Horton was inducted in November 2017 for officially setting the record of most samurai swords juggled. It wasn’t even just, “hey, I can juggle these 4 samurai swords.” There was a minimum length requirement, a minimum number of catches, and a few other stipulations in order to create this new record. I can only imagine Horton’s thought process, “I’ve seen guys juggle knives before, but you know what would be cooler, juggling some katanas.” I especially love how you see him put on just some safety goggles. No gloves (understandable since your fingers need to remain dexterous, but it’s still nuts), no kind of armor to protect his body, and nothing to protect the rest of his head. This is in the crazy, but kind of cool category for me. Horton, I’m sure you have inspired some people to go out and try this, I just pray they do so safely. Maybe in a year or two someone can juggle six katana.
We learned several months ago, we learned that the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus was getting a Disney Channel makeover. What if I told you that we’re also going to get a sequel to the film? Well, kind of. The sequel will be the second part of the book Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel. The first part will be a retelling of the film, but the second part will be the more interesting one for many. It will take place 25 years later and focus on Poppy, the daughter of Max and Allison from the film. Here’s the synopsis:
The book is written by A. W. Jantha and will be released July 10, 2018. You can find more information here.
We’ve all had those moments where we receive the wrong item from an online order. It’s usually a small item they shipped by accident or slight difference in color or shape. One man was not so lucky to have such a small error. Ichim Bogdan Cezar got some friends to go in with him to buy a bitcoin mining rig for around $4,400 but was sent a copy of The Boss Baby. Needless to say, Cezar was furious and contacted the seller when this was discovered. The seller said they sent the wrong item and it would be a little longer before the correct item arrived at his door. After waiting the amount of time told, nothing showed up so Cezar contacted Amazon who basically did nothing about it until on January 20, Cezar was given a refund from Amazon.
This is terrible! It took over a month for him to get his money back, and it was not a little amount. I feel terrible for Cezar because A) $4,400 is quite a bit of money to lose B) it wasn’t even all his money and C) the big delay meant they missed out on the huge cryptocurrency boom. He was responsible for getting money back to his friends since their bitcoin mining operation clearly wasn’t going to work out and Amazon wasn’t refunding him. I’m glad he was able to get the refund in the end, but shame on Amazon for taking so long to get this sorted out. I’ve dealt with them before and they were great, but this should’ve been a high priority ticket to get taken care of almost instantly.
Source: Plymouth Herald
A lot of people were a little shocked at the casting of Zachary Levi as the superhero Shazam, including me. Don’t get me wrong, Levi is a fantastic actor and I’m very excited to see him be a superhero. He just didn’t have the physique of Vin Diesel or The Rock that one would expect for the mighty superhero Shazam. Well, it looks like Levi’s been hitting the gym hard and man is he bulking up. In a recent tweet, Levi’s friend Eric Blackmon posted a picture with Levi at a Lakers game and although it’s not the best shot, you can see Levi’s bicep has been getting pretty big. I’m actually getting excited about this movie guys. I hope DC gets their act together and gets better at their own films.
Shazam! is planned for release April 5, 2019.
I am not a marathon runner. I will marathon music, TV, movies, and video games. I cannot run. That being said, runDisney has unveiled some awesome looking medals for their events this April that if I lived near Walt Disney World I would consider giving it a try.
There are 3 main events: the Dark Side Half Marathon (Captain Phasma), a 10K (Praetorian Guard), and a 5K (Executioner Stormtrooper). If you do the Half Marathon and the 10K you’ll get an extra medal it looks like for completing the First Order Challenge (Kylo Ren). Also, they have races for the kids who will then get a BB-9E medal. Can’t make it to the main events? Maybe you need to do some training before you get to the Dark Side Half Marathon? You can do their Virtual Half Marathon to get a Poe Dameron medal. If you complete the Virtual Half Marathon and the Dark Side Half Marathon though, you also get a medal for the Kessel Run which, you guessed it, is a Millennium Falcon.
The main events will run from April 20-April 22, 2018.
Talkin’ Toons is a show where the great voice actor Rob Paulsen (Pinky from Pinky and the Brain) sits down and talks to other voice actors. During these talks, Paulsen will give his guests the script for a well-known movie and they act it out using their cartoon voices. Well, in the latest episode, Paulsen had Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh to his studio to read a scene from Men in Black. Povenmire plays the dog Frank with the voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Marsh provides the voice of Major Monogram to Agent K. Both of these characters are from the fantastic show Phineas and Ferb and the scene is pretty great.
People love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. People have also been really enjoying his latest film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. One fan had a problem with the film though citing that in most games when a character dies they wouldn’t respawn with “the item required to win.” Johnson’s comeback references the JUMANJI Lore Handbook. I’ll let you read the conversation below. The weird thing is how angry the fan starts out before stating they liked the film except for the one part. I’ve had movies ruined by one scene before, but it’s never ruined it enough for me to be visceral about it. It usually just turns a great movie into a good or okay movie.
Warning: Strong Language
Actually my friend, in the JUMANJI Lore Handbook, it clearly states in article 72 of section 7, that “any character who loses a life, shall return to their original state with any item they possessed at the time of their demise”. So kindly go f*ck yourself James.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 24, 2018
How would you feel if The Rock told you to go F*ck yourself!?
I’m sure we’ve all seen mash-up videos where people take clips from an anime and try to overdub it with other audio and it just doesn’t quite work. It takes a lot of work to get them to work well like this mash-up trailer for the Avengers: Infinity War. This is another example of a mash-up done right. GingerNingerish overdubbed these scenes from the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z with audio from a South Park episode. There is A LOT of language so be careful who’s around when you hit the play button.
We have another cast member for DC’s Shazam! Lotta Losten took to Twitter to announce that she will have a role in Shazam! Losten has previously been in Lights Out and is married to Shazam! director David Sandberg. She refused to divulge any information about who she will play or what will happen in the film.
Yes! I have a role in Shazam! I can finally say that!— Lotta Losten (@lottalosten) January 31, 2018
No! I can’t say anything else yet! But here I am with the director on set. He’s a great guy, I know him. (I love him! We’re married! I’m bragging!) pic.twitter.com/ybpRqbMM1M
Shazam! will star Zachary Levi who will undoubtedly need to save the world. The film also stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a young boy who has the power to turn into an adult superhero. Other cast members include Jack Dylan Grazer (IT), who is taking on the role of Billy’s best friend Freddy Freeman, Mark Strong will play the villain, Doctor Thaddeus Sivana, and Ron Cephus will take on the role of the Wizard.
The film is slated for release April 5, 2019.
In a recent interview with Heat Vision, David Harbour reveals that some of his friends advised him to not take the role of Hellboy in the upcoming reboot. He told the interviewer: "I was approached by some very prominent nerds whom I know very well, and I respect their opinions because they're friends of mine, who were like, 'Dude, step away from the Hellboy. Step away.’" Harbour has been working really hard on this role and I’m excited to see the final result. Many fans of the Guillermo del Toro films are wary of the new film, but Harbour thinks it’s ok to like the new film and the old films stating:
I think Harbour will do a great job in the role. The older films were fine, too. I think we get too polarized over versions of films and characters sometimes and I hope this is an example of people able to avoid such polarization.