The ‘Are my kids old enough to watch it?’ THE CUPHEAD SHOW Netflix trailer.

There’s nothing immediately gory or lascivious about THE CUPHEAD SHOW trailer, which is a point in its favor when figuring out whether to let my kids watch it.

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Keywords: Daniel Radcliffe, Biopic, Weird Al Yankovic.

Via @JoePCunningham comes this extremely important news.

“Weird Al” Yankovic— the prolific musician behind humorous songs like “Eat It” and “Amish Paradise”— is getting the biopic treatment with help from Daniel Radcliffe.

Radcliffe will star as the five-time Grammy winner in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. The description for the film says it “holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.”

It’s going to be exclusively on… the Roku Channel, which is somehow perfect. And if you’re wondering how they got Daniel Radcliffe, I can only imagine that it’s because he wanted the role. One of the more entertaining things about Radcliffe is how much he enjoys doing whatever movie he damn well feels like doing. Hopefully they get Weird Al Yankovic to dub his songs, though. Or maybe they’ll get Radcliffe to dub one of Al’s. That’d be funny, too.

Moe Lane

PS: Of course I’m going to see this. I’d go see it in theaters.


Exiled to Sunnydale: The VULTURE interview of Joss Whedon.

As Sonny Bunch noted, there are people who think that this interview is favorable to Joss Whedon. Like Sonny, I heartily disagree with that stance. What comes across in the article is the portrait of a man who understands that he is in trouble, and more or less intellectually comprehends why, but still remains stubbornly certain that he really can’t be all that bad. Or, at least, he’s always been this bad; so what’s changed? Why has everything been taken from him now?

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Dammit, I thought they were making a new Quatermass flick.

For some reason, I always mix up FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH with THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. It’s the latter that’s getting made (it’ll be a Showtime series), and I’m not upset that they’re doing that. I just want, you know, a new Quatermass movie. We’re overdue for one, to put it mildly.


Tweet of the Day, …Oh, boy. edition.

I’m with Brian on this one.

Scott Bakula’s aware, not upset, but not currently involved. I am… skeptical that they can catch QUANTUM LEAP in another bottle. And, dammit, but Dean Stockwell was a great character actor. So we’ll see!

The DEATH ON THE NILE trailer.

Oddly, I’ve never seen Branagh’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.

I say ‘oddly’ because I read a lot of Agatha Christie as a teenager (incidentally, I recommend a perusal of Randall Garrett’s The Napoli Express). I don’t know why. Possibly because the reviews were kind of meh? – But they made a sequel, so there’s that. Maybe I should pick up the first one and watch it. …Or, more accurately, add it to the pile. Anyway: this does look good. Maybe I will catch DEATH ON THE NILE, after all.


So, they almost did a TIME BANDITS sequel.

Feel free to click through to GeekTyrant’s description of it. Spoiler warning: the sequel would have been a pile of shit. …I was half-tempted to come with something a little less robustly Anglo-Saxon, there – but no. There are times when you have to call a pile of shit a pile of shit, and this is that time. Go watch TIME BANDITS again, instead – and offer praise to the LORD that this is not the worst timeline, after all.