We’re less than a week away from the debut of new X-Files episodes. Who ever thought I’d be typing that in 2016? After the cut, check out a new trailer with a tonne of new footage including everyone’s favorite Cigarette Smoking Man.
In other news, series creator Chris Carter revealed that he has already written a third X-Files movie. Whether it ever sees the light of day will likely depend on the success of this six new episodes, and of course a commitment from the two main stars.
Seriously, there is a Family Matters reunion movie. Ok, not exactly. But the two lead characters are in a Christmas movie together airing this weekend. What does all this mean? Just that I don’t really have much to write to lead into the 30 second X-Files promo that you can find after the cut.
The entertainment industry has often used blatant rip-offs to make money. Everybody knows this. One successful movie, TV show, indie singer, etc, will lead to a slew of copycats that are often lesser versions of the original.
However, sometimes that look can be deceiving. Though originally appearing to be something of an X-Files rip-off, the sci-fi drama Fringe soon evolved into something just as good, and in many ways better, than the prior show that it turned out it had little in common with beyond some superficial similarities.
This Fantastic Four deal could help explain why Fox suddenly received some broad, new rights for content in a world when Marvel is succeeding on every medium, but it also may help explain why three MCU films are scheduled to be released in 6 months of 2020. Official details haven’t been released yet so stay tuned for more on this intriguing development.
If you’re like me you woke up this morning, had breakfast, got a shower, brushed your teeth and thought to yourself, “self, you know what is missing in my life right now? A TV show version of Lethal Weapon.” Well, have I got news for you.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has agreed to a “put-pilot” reboot of the popular buddy cop franchise. What is a “put-pilot”? The interwebs tell me:
A put pilot is a pilot that the network has agreed to air either as a special or series. If the network does not air the pilot episode, the network will owe substantial monetary penalties to the studio. Generally, this guarantees that the pilot will be picked up by the network.
I had to take several different angles at writing this post as most of the memorable aspects of Lethal Weapon are not site friendly. All four films were rated R for a reason. So I wonder how that will translate to the small screen without making it “generic buddy cop action/comedy #17”?
A Lethal Weapon TV show…what’s next? MacGyver coming back to TV?
Three other high-profile movies are scheduled for Pitch Perfect 3’s previous release date: a new Christopher Nolan film (no details yet), a new Fox/Blue Sky animated film (no details, but c’mon it’s another Ice Age film, right?), and the new Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (based on a graphic novel I’ve never heard of but now need to read). That’s just the third weekend in July, 2017; the first weekend still has Pirates of the Caribbean 5 while the second weekend should see the third Planet of the Apes reboot. The fourth weekend still has Sony’s latest solo Spider-Man movie on the calendar–quite a month.
Although details about Pitch Perfect 3 haven’t been revealed I’m guessing the ladies start off having fun, then they start to lose, then they participate in some strange amateur competition which motivates them to bring out their best and then they win the big contest at the end. Call it a hunch.
So, YA movies are the big thing, and when they do well enough to earn a sequel, or at least the contract that got signed more or less suggests the studio is going to do a sequel anyway, but most likely the former, then sometimes the director will be in demand for other things.
That’s what happened for Maze Runner director Wes Ball, whose been tapped to direct something about the Norse gods.
If you happened to listen to our podcast the other day, you would have known that I was looking forward to seeing the new Fantastic Four movie. My heart was broken on air when I found out that the Rotten Tomatoes average review score was at a measly 18%, only to spiral downward Thursday morning to a whopping 8% – dear god! That’s only 2% better than Paul Blart 2. I was ready for this movie to be DOOMED.
But you know what? The critics are suffering from MCU syndrome. They have all been spoiled for too long. And sometimes they get it wrong, just see these previous examples. Fantastic Four is a fun movie! That’s right – I like it! Don’t roll your eyes just yet, before you call bull-shit, see my four fantastics reasons for why YOU TOO should see the new Fantastic Four movie:
The newest movie, Fantastic Four hit theaters last night, so we thought it would be a perfect time to pull together all of the group’s looks in one infographic! This image shows 15 of the superheroes’ notable outfits, and is narrated by the Invisible Woman herself, Sue Storm. See how over 50 years of comic domination has changed over the years: