Chin up McFly! So it turns out that 2015 isn’t like the one visited in Back to the Future 2, and to make things sadder, we don’t even have the Ride anymore. With the day Marty visits the future finally passing, people excitedly celebrated Back to the Future Day last week and all demanded their long awaited Hoverboards and Pepsi Perfects (the latter did become available but a lot of nerds were sad when a glitch had them sell out early) and the Jaws franchise is still 15 movies behind. Honestly, we had a lot of cool things to look forward to. I totally feel ya! The film did predict a few things perfectly and others not so much, but there are a few things that we can compare the other 2015 to with our 2015 to see which one is better! Here we Go!! (READ MORE)
This week it was announced that a movie based on the comic book series Fables will happen. Being a fan of the series, I’m pretty excited. With an upcoming videogame in development by Telltale games, there’s a good chance that Fables can create a following beyond comic readers before the movie releases and therefore finding an audience. Fables has definitely made a splash in the comic book world by winning 14 Eisner Awards, so by all means, it’s getting some very well deserved attention. However, despite my excitement, I can see some issues that a movie may present.
This week, Marvel Studios gave Entertainment Weekly a few hints of what to expect during their “Phase 3” slate of movies. To get you up to speed: “Phase One” started with Iron Man then continued on with The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Captain America, Thor and concluded with The Avengers. We are now entering “Phase 2” which will include Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and then like before, will end with the follow-up to The Avengers. After Avengers 2, Marvel studios will launch “Phase 3”. Some titles have already been announced, others are merely rumored. Having read the article, here’s my take on what I think of the announcements:
Summer used to be known as the time of year when all the re-runs play. However, it’s become a pretty nice launching pad for programs in recent years. While it may have generated absolute crap (V) and sometimes it killed shows that I did like (FlashForward, I may have hated the idiot FBI Agent Mark, but Simon was awesome!! I also kinda sorta miss American Gladiators, is that wrong?) this summer looks to have a few shows to keep us entertained while we await the return of fall programing. So here’s a few things that I’m telling my Tivo to record over the next couple of months….and a few shows that will never show on my “To Do” list:
Since Jurassic Park 3 came out in 2001, the rumors for a 4th film began instantly. However, the 4th movie has been stuck in development hell now for a decade, but recent interviews with Joe Johnson have re-sparked rumors of not only a 4th Jurassic Park movie, but a brand new trilogy that will be “un-like anything you’ve ever seen”. As big of a fan of Jurassic Park that I am, I’m at a crossroads of whether or not I like the idea of a new film, let alone how 3 new films sound right now. Here’s some of the pros and cons of having another walk in the “park”.