By now you already know that The Peanuts Movie is in theaters. You may have seen it, probably with children (either your own or surrounded by them). Maybe you’ve even read Jenny’s review of the film filled with, at rough count, eighty bajillion frame grabs from the movie. I’m here to set the record straight about The Peanuts Movie and Peanuts in general.
Peanuts sucks. More after the break, if you need it.
No matter if you’re 5 or 55, you’ve probably been affected by Peanuts cartoon artist, Charles Schulz. Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers. The weekly Sunday-page debuted on January 6, 1952 and ran for 50 years!
Since that time we’ve grown to love Peanuts classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a number of other films starring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Franklin, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. And as of November 6, 2015 the Schulz legacy continues with its debut of the new Peanuts Movie. And what a delightful and wonderful movie it is.
With the Peanuts movie right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to feature cosplay of people dressing up as our favorite Charles Shulz characters. You won’t get a “good grief” out of us, because we think these are delightfully fun. See more Chuck Brown and gang after the break:
I’ve seen a few of these before. Might have even posted some in the Funnies. But never before have I seen a collection of so many of these real world cartoon characters. Some are amazing. Some are bizarre. Some will haunt your dreams.
In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic). Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten, a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right. Some were wrong. Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?
Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? Besides the universe he lives in? Fans concerned that an updated animated movie of Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip would be given the modern update of all things Smurfish by adding gross-out humor and pop culture references that forget what made the original property fun to begin with.
So, fans were probably happy to see the trailers for the November release are sticking to the spirit of the original concept. See the trailer after the cut.
This week on the podcast, those darn Gabbing Geeks discussed how to fix disappointing stories. They also discussed pop culture mothers after Mother’s Day, but I don’t have anything to add there. They also discussed feminist action heroes, but that might be the work of a future column.
Just go see Mad Max: Fury Road if you haven’t already.
But I’m going to take a moment to discuss how to fix a certain infamous set of prequels.
The latest episode of your favorite weekly geek podcast is here and we’re covering Mad Max: Fury Road, a fun game about moms of geek characters, and we rewrite endings to our favorite geek properties. Listen to it now or jump after the break to find out more!