Halfway through, and THE MANDALORIAN continues To Not Suck.

I was kind of worried that there would be bloat, but this last episode was excellent. While still being full of tons of references to all sorts of stuff from the video games and the animated shows and the Extended Universe and whatnot. I’m starting to wonder why the hell they just didn’t do all of this instead of all the movies except Rogue One (and, dammit, Solo). Alas, time travel is impossible and unethical.

Tweet of the Day, NOOOOOOO NOT JEANS GUY! edition.

This outrage will not stand.

Come on. If they still did CCG versions of shows Jeans Guy would have his own card! That’s enough to make him canonical.

That’s gonna be a hard no on next year’s CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG movie.

Partially for the below*…

Per the logline, Clifford the Big Red Dog will star Darby Camp (The Christmas Chronicles 1 &) as Emily Elizabeth. As Emily “struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.”

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Tweet of the Day, You Can SEE The Approaching Trainwreck edition.

Our modern culture is actually capable of accomplishing many difficult artistic tasks. Remaking IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE ain’t one of ’em.

The good news? It’s only going to be a table read. The bad news? There was nobody present to say Hey. Maybe we should do, I don’t know, SCROOGED instead. Table-reading that would have been something within our societal capacity.

In the Mail: The War of the Worlds (The Criterion Collection).

I think The War of the Worlds (The Criterion Collection) is my first Criterion Collection DVD. I normally don’t go for that sort of thing, but it was half off and this is the definitive 1950s version which I didn’t have. I’m also gonna subject my kids to it this week; although admittedly they did show some interest in the clips I found on the Internet, so ‘subjected’ may be too strong a term.

The A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE trailer.

…yes, it’s a documentary of the Star Wars Holiday Special. Don’t know when it’s coming out, though.

They’re promising that A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE isn’t just gonna whale on the show itself; the idea is to tell about how the entire thing got started and made. Which will probably whale upon the show itself, but that’s all right. I’ve never actually seen it, myself; I probably will, once George Lucas is dead. Whether or not I’m doing that out of forbearance, or anticipatory spite towards his shade, is left for the reader to decide.

The “Wow, this looks engrossingly bad” IRON MASK trailer.

There’s just something about IRON MASK that’s fascinatingly awful. But, like, in a kind of good way? It has the potential to be one of the great goodbad films, if only because the CGI manages to look highly unrealistic while at the same time being polished to a fare-thee-well. It will suck, but it might be worth watching anyway. I just don’t know.