The Rise Of Cinematic Universes

I'm sure it is only a matter of time...
I’m sure it is only a matter of time…

Recently, it was announced that a new Scooby Doo movie would launch a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe.  We also know that the Men in Black/21 Jump Street movie is supposed to actually happen.

Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days.  While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own.  See them after the cut.  Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross.  Not the net.  I won’t be screwed over that way.

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Fascinating Force Awakens Clue Comes From Shattered Empire Comic Book

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The comic book world has been awash with new Star Wars comic books the past year.  While the majority of these books take place in the years between Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back, one four-issue series took place starting at the end of Return of the Jedi.  That book bore the title of Shattered Empire with the curious slugline of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While the first three issues seemingly just tell a bit more of the story after Return of the Jedi with cameos from literally every Star Wars character you love, the fourth issue drops a doozy of a clue as to what might happen in Episode VII next month (okay, I still get chills thinking that it’s NEXT MONTH).  This isn’t really a spoiler because we can’t confirm anything and it takes place far before the movie, but this is your warning if you don’t want to read on.  If you want a hint at something very cool in the movie about Poe Dameron then read on.

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ICYMI: 10 Best Movie Clues You Totally Missed

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If you’re anything like me, than you too love looking for easter-eggs in movies. It’s the tiniest of clues that can really get me excited about a spoiler on the horizon, or just a simple nod to the fans. Either way – it’s a lot of fun to try and play hide and seek with these little devils. And thanks to Screen Rant, here are 10 mind-blowing hidden clues you never noticed in popular films, from Back to the Future to The Dark Knight Rises. Enjoy!

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What Would Clue Look Like if Adapted by Pixar?

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If this were April 1st, I would be using this as a “Breaking News” story, but instead I merely use the photo to illustrate how life would be a dream if Pixar did an animated adaptation of Clue.  What would it look like?  Click on, gentle reader!

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Clue Art Gallery Show To Open In Los Angeles

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That’s right people – you read the headline correctly. Remember the movie Clue? Of course you do, it’s practically a national treasure! And because it’s such a highly revered and critically acclaimed movie, wouldn’t you know that an art gallery, Gallery 1988, in Los Angeles is opening one of their wings with “CLUE” inspiration from around the world. This gallery certainly isn’t clueless about taste – wouldn’t you agree Watson?

For those of you in the LA area, here is where you can find the gallery: Gallery 1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 – West of La Brea. And for the rest of us – click after the break to see a few more teasers for the show:

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Going Through The DCAU Part Five

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Continuing Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering “Heart of Ice,” “The Cat and the Claw Parts 1 and 2,” and “See No Evil.”

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Another (Spoiler Free) Review Of Mad Max: Fury Road

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I think anyone who reads this site and pays attention to bylines knows my thoughts on nostalgia.  Heck, I wrote a whole piece last week saying horrible things about Krull more or less for that very reason.  I wasn’t planning on seeing the new Mad Max at all for a number of reasons, ranging from not being a Mad Max fan to being generally against remakes.    But the reviews started coming in very positive, and Ryan and Watson were both raving about it, and hey, Ryan may like Krull, but Watson sure didn’t (he likes Clue), so that means there’s a variety of opinion out there.

So, I went.  And I loved it.  Further SPOILER-FREE comments after the cut.

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Podcast Reaction: My God, Krull Edition

I haven't actually seen this movie, but its already ahead of "Krull" in my mind.
I haven’t actually seen this movie, but its already ahead of “Krull” in my mind.

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed some blind spots and James Cameron movies, one of which was a blind spot for Jenny.

I don’t want to discuss that.

I want to discuss Krull.

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Podcast Reaction: Rewatch Edition

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Seen here: a Cursed Movie.

This week on the podcast there was a lot of revisiting.  The guys and Jenny rewatched Close Encounters of the Third Kind and at least pretended to reread Ready Player One.  I couldn’t do the first since I loaned my DVD to a co-worker trying to give her son a geek pop culture education, which I have to approve of.  As for Ready Player One, I am on-record for saying that while I did enjoy the book, I wasn’t the huge fan of it that Ryan at least is, since I don’t generally go for nostalgia, particularly 80s nostalgia.  I lived through those years once and very much  believe in living in the now.  A pop culture world that stopped in 1989 is pretty sad in my opinion.

So, I rewatched Clue.

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