Simpsons Did It!: “Brother From The Same Planet”

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The writers and producers of The Simpsons had come under the impression that Tom Cruise wanted to do the show, so they wrote this episode with him in mind.

Cruise wasn’t interested after all, so they gave the part to Phil Hartman.  I think they’re better off for it.

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Tom Cruise Lands Some Breakout Leading Ladies

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Some casting news for a couple of Tom Cruise films has been announced in the last day or so.  First, the breakout star of Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation, Rebecca Ferguson will return for Mission: Impossible 6.  I thought MI5 was only ok but Ryan loved it.  (Sorry, “loved loved loved” it.)  Either way, I think we can agree that Ferguson was great and it will be good to have her back.  MI6 is currently planning to shoot late next year for a 2017 release.  Joining Cruise and Ferguson in returning will be MI5 director Christopher McQuarrie who is presumably holed up in a pub somewhere with his laptop trying to come up with impossible situations to put Cruise in.

Secondly, for some unknown reason, Universal is rebooting The Mummy with Cruise (rumored to be) starring as the human and Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout star Sofia Boutella as the Mummy.  Well, that is a change from Arnold Vosloo.  I’m not sure why they need to reboot The Mummy, but it sounds like it will be with more of a horror slant than the campy Branden Fraser/Stephen Sommers films.  And is it really a “reboot” if it is a completely different franchise that just happens to have a mummy in it?

The Mummy is set to be released in the Spring of 2017, so it looks like Tom Cruise is going to be a busy boy next year.

Podcast Reaction: Aliens! Edition

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This week on the podcast, Watson didn’t do the assigned reading.  If he did that in my class, we’d move on without him and he’d fail another of life’s little tests.

Man, that was really, really mean.

Let’s talk about aliens.

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The Scariest Thing About Minority Report You Probably Didn’t Notice

minorityreportGabbing Geek staff was shocked to discover that Minority Report was being made into a TV show despite some of our writers claiming to have covered it for a while.   And while we are all trying to find time to cram this show into our busy schedules, it was only upon reflection over the pilot that I realized a terrifying thing about the world of Minority Report the TV show.  Find out what that is after the break.

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Behind the Scenes of Some Famous Movies

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Movies are magic.  So many iconic moments.  Be careful.  The photos here may diminish the magic.  Once you see Joker and Batman having a quick coffee talk with Tim Burton, the magic fades a little.  More after the break!

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Gabbing Geek Review: Box Office Year to Date

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We here at Gabbing Geek LOVE box office reports.  Ok….JUST me and Ryan.  Everyone else seems to hate them.  We’ve talked a lot about it the last few weeks, so let’s look at the winners and losers of this year’s box office as we wait for the Martian to officially kick off the Fall movie season.

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Captain Marvel Casting Rumors

 

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking for a good hero who doesn’t have a Y chromosome to headline her own movie.

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What Movies Could Sneak Into 2015’s Top Ten Grossing Films? (or “How Bad is Ryan’s B.O.?”)

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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?

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Watson is the Perfect Guy!

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We are in a dead period of the box office season, but there are some new releases out there.  Who won the week?
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Hell’s Club – You Don’t Want To Miss This Mashup

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There is a place where all fictional characters meet.  It’s outside of time, outside of space, outside of all logic. This place is known as Hell’s Kitchen HELL’S CLUB where you’ll find the likes of:  Terminator vs. Tony Manero vs. Tom Cruise vs. John Travolta vs. Blade vs. The Mask vs. Robocop vs. Darth Vader vs. Michael Jackson….and so much more.

You Read the right – Blade shows up. Who knew? See it all come together in a video after the break:

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