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Genre entertainment news that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
by Mike Bawden
Science (and a little history) on a Friday afternoon – just for fun …
Is it just me or does this recreated face of a Neanderthal look a lot like a Disney or Pixar animated character? Then again, he also kind of looks like a few of my band mates when I played in my college’s marching band … but only after a few too many beers the night before.
Ah … we were all cavemen back then.
The SYFY website has an interesting article exploring the science behind Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS. Could “Engineers” have created life on Earth?
And as long as we’re in space … check out the animation made from the April 9th flyby of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s trippy. (h/t to Space.com)
People who know me know I’m a big history buff. And my favorite period to study? The Middle Ages. In fact, I wrote a screenplay on the life of the Emporer Frederick Barbarosa my senior year for a graduate-level Medieval Studies class I was taking. So, I just had to share this great article from The Collector about the rise of Barbarossa (the Red Beard).
From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
So, just who are the Inquisitors in the new, Obi-Wan Kenobi series streaming on Disney+? This article on The Nerdist introduces you to every sister and brother.
Will there be a Darth Vader series on Disney+ someday? Probably. Should Hayden Christianson play Anakin/Darth in the series? Movieweb gives you three reasons why your answer should be “yes.”
A progress report from the showrunners for the Disney+ series, ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ … it appears Dave Filoni is directing episodes of the series (via Comicbook.com). Is that a good thing or a bad thing? You tell us.
Did you feel that disturbance in The Force? It was Kathleen Kennedy announcing that there will be even more content focused on the characters and events of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. Because the only thing better than a precocious, juvenile Princess Leia is a even more precocious, juvenile Rey. (h/t Movieweb)
Our Meme of the Day …
I’m not certain, but I think that may be a new kind of landing craft … LOL!
Life in the MCU …
It looks like the ongoing search for a director to re-boot the Fantastic 4 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is reportedly far from over. This article on Screenrant provides some more details.
Mental Floss has done us all a favor and provided us with a list of twenty “super facts” we all need to know about the MCU’s Avenger’s movies. All we can say is: “Assemble.”
Thank heavens for this … it now appears the big controversy surrounding the “organic web-shooters” used by the Toby Maguire version of Spider-Man (and not by the Tom Holland or Andrew Garfield versions) has finally been settled. Check into the Den of Geek for all the “moist” details.
On a more serious note, it looks like the Multiverse of Madness will be moving to Disney+ in the near future and seems to be an indication that theatrical windows for films are continuing to narrow. Not good news for exhibitors. (n/t The Flickering Myth)
Random Movie News …
Warner Bros. is apparently in too deep on THE FLASH to even consider recasting Ezra Miller. The A.V. Club has the story.
Not sure what to watch this month? Here’s a list of 17 sci-fi movies for you to catch on Netflix and here’s a list of six new, original horror films coming out TODAY (Friday), including David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE. Enjoy.
Forty years ago, Steven Spielberg made the scariest suburban thriller ever. Check out the backstory on POLTERGEIST on the Inverse website.
Thirty years ago, Quentin Tarantino “dogged” the Tom Cruise hit, TOP GUN, in his own movie, RESERVOIR DOGS. In the clip (which was featured in this article on UPROXX), Tarantino explains how TOP GUN is secretly a movie about “a man’s struggle with his own homosexuality”). Is it just me, or does Tarantino’s rant sound a lot like one of those 4-hour MIDNIGHT METAL streams?
That’s it for today.
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