Awesome New Giant Unicorn Gundam Robot Statue Unveiled in Japan

An incredible new statue was unveiled in Tokyo, its based on the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam.

But this is no ordinary statue, it measures 64.6 feet tall, and has animatronic panels and head-to-toe lighting.

Fans who visit the Unicorn Gundam statue in the evenings can see the Gundam statue move along to the series' theme songs in addition to a light show. 

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A previous Gundam statue was inspired by the beloved 1979 Japanese anime series, the Unicorn Gundam robot was from the 2010 series.

Twitter user @Pachi_Lovers caught the robot from all angles in these photos. 

First Look at Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh in WACO

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The first three photos have been released for the upcoming six-part series Waco, and it gives us our first look at Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor, John Carter) as cult leader David Koresh. He certainly looks like a great project for him to be a part of and it certainly looks like a solid fit for the role. 

The series will center around the standoff between the FBI, ATF, and Texas state law enforcement and the Branch Davidians cult. The siege lasted 51 days and by the time it was over, 76 people were killed including the cult's leader David Koresh. The whole thing started when the group was suspected of weapons violations. When the ATF attempted to raid the ranch, all hell broke loose. Here's some additional information from the press release:

In February, 1993, the eyes of the world converged on Mount Carmel, a small religious community located just outside Waco, TX. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) had just conducted a massive raid on David Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians. After what became the longest gun battle in U.S. law enforcement history, four ATF agents and six civilians were dead and dozens more were wounded. A 51-day standoff ensued, and the conflict ended after an FBI assault led to a fire that engulfed Mount Carmel, killing 76 men, women, and children.
What precipitated the ATF raid, and what transpired over the ensuing standoff, remains one of the most misunderstood stories in American history. Waco is based on two biographies, “A Place Called Waco,” by Branch Davidian David Thibodeau, one of the nine survivors of the final fire on April 19, 1993, and “Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,” written by the FBI’s Head of Crisis Negotiation Unit Gary Noesner.

The series also has an impressive ensemble cast that includes Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, and Julia Garner

The series will premiere sometime in 2018. What do you think about Kitsch in the role of Koresh?

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Paul Rudd’s Stunt Double in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is an Amputee, Which is Inspiring

I know a good amount of people with various disabilities. Many of them use their disabilities as an excuse not do certain things or blame their lack of success their ailments. It's hard to break down the wall of feeling limited in their abilities and grounded.

Brett Smrz is an inspiration to anyone who might feel this way. You see, at 16-years-old, Smrz lost one of his legs in a trampoline accident, but that didn't stop him from becoming a professional stuntman!

He is one of two stunt doubles for Paul Rudd on Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp and he is a stunt driver. In the photo below you can see him walking around on the set of the film in Ant-Man's new costume. You can read all about his background here.

This definitely will make people rethink the way we look at stunt doubles and the kind of people who end up becoming a stunt double. Seriously, how many of us never thought of a stunt doubt have only one leg? He doesn't like his handicap keep him from doing what he loves to do. 

I don't know, I just thought this was awesome and I had to share it.  

A Big Unexpected A-List Star is Rumored to Have a Surprise Cameo in THOR: RAGNAROK

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There a pretty big A-list star that is rumored to appear in a cameo role in director Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok. This is just a big rumor for now, but in case it is true, I'm throwing up a spoiler warning!

According to the Weekly Planet podcast, Matt Damon is going to appear in the movie. When I first read that it's was a complete surprise. They even claim to have details on what he'll be doing in the film. 

According to the report, there will be a part in the film set on Asgard where we will see the first Thor film recounted in the form of a stage play and Matt Damon will be playing the role of Loki in that play. 

It's certainly a unique way to use the actor, and it totally seems like kind of fun tongue in cheek cameo that Waititi would throw in a film. But again, this is just a rumor, and nothing has been confirmed. 

The information is said to have come from a source that's seen an early cut of the movie which is set to be released in the UK next month and in the US next month. 

What do you think about the possibility of seeing Damon playing Loki in a play in Thor: Ragnarok?

Wild Trailer For HALLOWEEN PUSSY TRAP KILL! KILL! is Like Russ Meyer Meets SAW

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I've got a crazy trailer for a new horror thriller called Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!. I don't know if you're familiar with the filmmaker Russ Meyer, from the 60s and 70s, but it totally seems like this is the kind of movie he would have made in the style of Saw. Meyer is behind such films as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Common Law Cabin, Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!, Vixen, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and more. They are all very grindhouse-style type movies.

Anyway, if you're familiar with his stuff, then Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! is a film you'll probably enjoy. Here's the synopsis: 

On Halloween an all girl rock-n-roll band called “Kill Pussy Kill” ventures out to play their biggest show to date. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius dead set on revenge.
The evil genius manages to lure the girls into his Hell House, and when they wake up from being gassed, they find themselves trapped inside an unescapable room filled with a vicious variety of devices that can kill them as well as a variety of weapons that can be used on each other.
The rules are simple: advance through all three rooms and you are allowed to go free. The catch is, in order to make it to the next room, someone must die!
With a ticking clock, and the mastermind watching, the question becomes… are you willing to kill to stay alive?

The movie was directed by Jared Cohn and stars Sara Malakul Lane, Richard Grieco, Demetrius Stear, Margaret O’Brien and Dave Mustaine, who is the frontman of Megadeth. Cleopatra Entertainment will release the film on October 27th in theaters.

There’s a FREAKS AND GEEKS Documentary Coming to A&E in 2018

The 1999 series Freaks and Geeks was a perfect storm of greatness. It was an amazing coming of age series from Judd Apatow and Paul Feig that helped launch the careers of several high-profile creative talent in Hollywood. Unfortunately, it was canceled way too soon.

If you're a fan of the series, you'll be happy to learn that there is a documentary coming to TV next year that focuses on the short-lived series. In a way, this will give fans the reunion of these actors that they've been waiting for.

The doc was confirmed by Feig when he was asked on Twitter if the documentary was really happening. This was his reply:

Then actor Samm Levine tweeted the following, double confirming the Doc!

It's pretty exciting that this is happening. It will be fun to learn about all the behind-the-scenes stories during the development of this incredible series.

Here is a list of the people involved with the show, many of which will most likely be involved with the doc: James Franco, Samm Levine (Inglourious Basterds), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Seth RogenMartin Starr (Silicon Valley) , John Francis Daley (co-writer of Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Jason Segel.

Other actors that were a part of the series include: Ben Foster, Shia LaBeouf, Lizzy Caplan, Tom Wilson (Back to the Future), Ann Dowd, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, and Ben Stiller.

If you've never watched Freaks and Geeks, you really need to. It's such a wonderful, funny, and honest show. I can't wait to see how this doc turns out.

Trailer For The SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Stop-Motion Halloween Special THE LEGEND OF BOO-KINI BOTTOM

Nickelodeon has made a SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween special called The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom and they've even released a trailer for it that you can watch below. The best thing about this is that it's all done in stop-motion animation!

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the tale of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray), who shows up in Bikini Bottom and he is looking to scare everyone. Since SpongeBob thinks that scary things funny, the Flying Dutchman has met his challenge. 

There will be all kinds of changes to the show to give it that fun Halloween vibe:

Bikini Bottom is decked out for Halloween and features Sandy’s treedome as a mad scientist’s lab, including a giant remotely operated Acorn Monster; Mr. Krabs’ restaurant as “The Horrors of the Chum Bucket,” displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton’s restaurant as “The Horrors of the Krusty Krab,” telling the story of Mr. Krabs turning customers into Krabby Patties and more.

The character will also wear Halloween costumes. SpongeBob will be a flower, Patrick will be a knight, Sandy is a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs is a dollar bill, Plankton is the devil, Squidward doesn't dress up, and Karen is a cat.

Oh! There will also be an original song for the special called "The Scare Song." It looks like it will be a ton of fun! Here are some additional details from the press release:

The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom is being produced at Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company, where miniature puppets and sets bring Bikini Bottom to life in three dimensions. The production features 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom's coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.
Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are the supervising producers on SpongeBob SquarePants. The special was written by Mr. Lawrence, with Brian Morante serving as the storyboard director. The special is being directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh, and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

Nickelodeon has announced that the Halloween special will premiere on Friday, October 13th at 7pm ET. Watch the trailer!

IT: CHAPTER 2 Gets a 2019 Release Date!

Warner Bros. is very happy with director Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's IT. They are moving forward with the sequel with the original creative team, and now they have announced a release date! 

According to Deadline, New Line Cinema will release IT: Chapter 2 on September 6th, 2019! I wish we didn't have to wait that long to see the sequel, but at least fans know that it's coming. 

The next chapter of the story will focus on the Losers Club reuniting for the first 27 years after they beat off Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. They are all adults and they've forgotten about what had happened until they are reminded of the promise they made thanks to a phone call from Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch.

It has previously been revealed that Chapter 2 will include more of the interdimensional turtle, it will have a much darker tone, and Mike Hanlon's character will be drastically changed as he will be a junkie. You can read more about that here.

It'll be interesting to see who they cast as the adult versions of Bill, Ben, Bev, Richie, Stan, Mike, and Eddie. Who would you like to see play these characgters in the sequel? 

Does STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Make CBS ALL ACCESS Worth It?

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CBS pulled a fast one on us folks. They aired the first episode of their new series Star Trek: Discovery on the main CBS network. The problem is, to see the rest of the series, you have to subscribe to their streaming service CBS ALL ACCESS. Here is the question... is it worth the $6 a month. Let us go over the pros and cons in this situation.

After watching the first episode, I would have to say that it hooked me. The cast is great. The story is strong. It has enough ties to all of the Star Trek universe to keep fans happy and enough new storylines to keep newbies who enter this world interested. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the show.

The actors in the show are great. Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh are solid in their roles as Commander Michael Burnham and Captain Georgiou respectively. As classic Star Trek characters go, they fit right in with the best of them. The real stand out to me is Doug Jones' portrayal of Lieutenant Saru. Saru is the first of his kind, Kelpien, in Starfleet. As to not to spoil anything, his character has as deep and complex of a backstory as some of the best characters of the past. The story itself is well written and luckily has just enough humor in it to keep it from taking itself too seriously. Once again, trying to keep this spoiler free, so that is all you get. 

Here is the big question I wanted to discuss... Is this show worth subscribing to CBS's streaming service? In my opinion, absolutely not! The show is great and I am super frustrated that I am choosing to wait for it to come out on Blu-ray. However, I just can't support another streaming service. They are purposely giving us this great gift of a new Star Trek show that is super good and then forcing us to pay for a subscription to a streaming service that we will not use after the season is over. They are only doing this to us to make money. Yes, that is usually the purpose of any company, however, with as solid of a show as this one is, they would make just as much money leaving the show on TV from advertisers.

So, I'm boycotting CBS ALL ACCESS because I just can't support the greed behind it. Hopefully, if enough of us don't join they will just bring Discovery to TV and this whole "streaming service" mess can be forgotten. So if you want to join me in my boycott, you can!

If you watched the pilot, feel free to agree or disagree with me. If you already purchased the streaming service, let me know if the rest of season 1 on Star Trek: Discovery as solid as the pilot!

Supergirl is on a Hero’s Journey in New Trailer For SUPERGIRL Season 3

The CW has released a new trailer for Supergirl Season 3 called "Hero's Journey." It includes some new footage from the upcoming season and it looks like it's going to have a bit of darker tone as Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) struggles with her secret identity. Regardless, we know that she will find her way and figure out how to juggle the dual lives that she leads. 

Supergirl also stars Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

Here are some additional details on the newcomers to the series and the roles they will be playing in the series. 

Odette Annable as DC Worldkiller Reign; Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Colony, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants (and what he feels he deserves). The DC villain’s big plans for National City instantly put him at odds with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath); Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) plays classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter (David Harewood). A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn pushes his son in unexpected ways; Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin, Reign) as DC character Psi, a psychic villain who uses people’s own minds against them. Psi’s agenda puts her on Supergirl’s radar, and their meeting will affect the Girl of Steel in surprising ways; and Emma Tremblay (Elysium, The Judge, The Giver, Wayward Pines) as Ruby, a smart, independently minded National City kid who’s fascinated by Supergirl and ends up in jeopardy because of it.

Supergirl has been a solid series since it premiered. It returns for its third season Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Are you excited for the show's return!?