Return of the Rugrats

In a continuation of things no one really asked for, it was recently announced that the Rugrats series would be returning – both as a series and a live-action CGI film.

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I vividly remember watching Rugrats growing up, and watching The Rugrats Movie in theatre with my dad, and all the subsequent movies afterwards. Who can forget when Tommy’s almost biblical attack on Dill, or poor Chuckie yearning for his Mom during the Mommy andMe dance at the wedding. Rugrats didn’t shy away from difficult topics. It covered death, miscarriage (possibly), and religion. Rugrats also had  a crossover with other popular 90s series The Wild Thornberrys titled Rugrats Go Wild, and a spin-off/continuation of the series in the early 2000s called All Grown Up! which followed our gang of mischievous babies in their teenage years.

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HALO to Make Its Long Awaited Debut

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A Halo adaptation is finally, finally, FINALLY coming to fruition. This time on the small screen.

Halo will debut on Showtime who have ordered a 10 episode run of the series. Kyle Killen has signed on as show runner and executive producer. Killen previously worked as a writer on Awake. A show I really enjoyed and was sad to see get cancelled. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is slated to direct a few episodes and also work as an executive producer according to Variety.

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Role Call: Joaquin Phoenix to play Joker

If you haven’t had enough just yet, a new iteration of the Joker is coming. Joaquin Phoenix has signed on to be the 5th actor to put his spin on the Clown Prince of Crime as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter earlier today.

The film, which will be directed by War Dogs and The Hangover director Todd Phillips. The untitled move has a relatively smaller budget compared to other DC movies like Wonder Woman and Aquaman. While it’s a stand-alone film, its always possible that it be factored into the greater DC Extended Universe depending on how it does at the box office.

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What We Do in the Shadows

I finally got around to watching What We Do in the Shadows and frankly, I’m quite disappointed that I waited so long. Directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) the mockumentary follows four vampire flatmates as they live their nightly lives and count down to the Unholy Masquerade.

Our vampires are encumbered by the usual restrictions of vampire lore. They can only go out at night, they must be invited in, and they don’t have a reflection. Petyr who is the oldest of the 4 at eight thousands years old does not even bother trying to adjust to modern times savagely attacking who/what he will. Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav on the other hand do their best within their limitations, but the lack of a reflection is arguably what causes them some of the most trouble and might be my favourite sequence in the whole film.

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Welcome to Dreamland

Netflix has released the teaser trailer for new series Disenchantment from The Simponsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening:

The show will center around Bean, a princess with a penchant for alcohol who is voiced by Abbi Jacobson of Broad City. Seeing as she is brought before her father as a “no-good pile of scum”, it’s clear she’s no conscientious princess. Her companions are an elf appropriately named Elfo and Luci’s personal demon Luci played by comedian Eric Andre who probably have some sound advice to share. The little green skinned Elf looks to be a hybrid between Bart Simpson and Moe Szyslak is voiced by Nat Faxon (Friends from College).

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We’ll also be hearing some familiar voices from Futurama. The King is the only other on-screen character that speaks in the teaser and sounds like Joe Dimaggio who is the voice of Bender. Also appearing on the IMDB roster are Billy West (Fry, Prof. Farnsworth, and Dr. Zoidberg), as well as Maurice LaMarche (Calculon and Kif).

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix later this Summer on August 17.

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Role Call: Jim Carrey to sign on as Dr. Robotnik

The new wave of video game adaptations continues with recent news that Jim Carrey is currently in talks to sign on as Dr. Robotnik (also known as Doctor Eggman) in a Sonic the Hedgehog movie that nobody asked for.

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IMDB has both X-Men alum James Marsden and Tika Sumpter (Southside with You)  listed as current cast members but no other details on their roles just yet. The film is a live-action/CGI mix that is slated for release in November 2019.

Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut in 1991 in the self-titled video game. It was probably the first video game I ever played on the Sega Genesis.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland, the crowned king of spoilers “accidentally” revealed the name of the next Spider-Man film on his Instagram a few days ago. The third in line for the upcoming MCU following Captain Marvel and the still untitled Avengers 4 film. Evidently, Spidey will be making a comeback from soul stone purgatory. While we don’t know any other details just yet, we can certainly speculate.

Artist BossLogic has done so, with a very cool Poster Design which suggests that Peter is the one who brings our favourite Symbiote to Earth.

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