Michael Dougherty to direct Godzilla 2.

Is this good, bad, or meh? “After first being hired to run the “Godzilla” universe writing room, “Krampus” director Michael Dougherty has now been tapped to direct the next installment in the monster movie franchise as well.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that he’s directed.  And I kind of want the next Godzilla to be as good as the last one.

Only… better lit this time, OK?

Last season of Samurai Jack March starts 11th.

Available on Adult Swim, for everybody who has cable (i.e., people who are not me).  My instant-assessment:

  • Good news: they’re going to finish up the story.
  • Bad news: only 10 episodes.
  • You-tell-me news: “For those who haven’t been following the development, the series will be notably more gory and adult themed than the original run of the series. “

I half-worry about that last one. But it’s only half-worry because, after all, it’s not the kids who were clamoring for more Samurai Jack. It’s adults, and we can probably all handle some more gore at this point.

Tweet of the Day, Yes, Obi-wan, You Really Should edition.

Hey.  We all yelled something like that at the screen, didn’t we? …What, that was just me?  Well, dammit, you missed an opportunity, then.

The ‘Colossal’ trailer.

This is… different.

I assume that it’s a horror flick; I mean, if I woke up tomorrow and found out that a kaiju was motion-capturing my every movement I would be absolutely terrified. I’d be too afraid to even breathe, probably. I’m hoping that that Colossal doesn’t try to go for funny…

Comes out April 7th. I suspect that I may end skipping this one, though.

Just got back from Hidden Figures.

My wife had off, so we went to go see it.  Short version: oh, yeah, go see this movie.  This is a really easy call to make.

Slightly longer version: good, solid movie that did an excellent job at making you understand what it was like to be black, female, and good at math while working at NASA in the early 1960s.  The three leads were all fantastic. Of the three, the one I liked the best was the Dorothy Vaughan character: she was the one who most thought like a player-character. I enjoyed how she finessed things in that movie. I do love a good, morally sound scheme that goes off without a hitch.

Seriously, Hidden Figures is a fun flick with lots of space stuff in it. My wife also felt that it did a good job with making the math cool, although they could have done more to show how WHOMP WHOMP, WHOMP WHOMP, WHOMP WHOMP (I’m not a math guy). So you should have a good time.

Good Omens coming to TV THANK YOU GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER

Everything is awesome, the world is a wonderful place, and things will be OK:

Amazon has confirmed Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will be adapted into a TV series to air next year.

It’s appropriate timing as the 1990 novel is set in 2018. Something of a dream collaboration among sci-fi fans, it’s a comedic tale of an angel and a demon who try to stave off the Apocalypse, having decided they enjoy life among humans too much. There’s also a mix-up about the true identity of a young boy identified as the Antichrist.

Ignore the petulant whining from the BBC about the state of the universe: clearly a world where Good Omens is coming to the screen isn’t a horrible place.  By freaking definition, in fact. Comes out in 2018, six part series, don’t know who is directing or starring in it yet.  And I do not care.

The latest ‘Power Rangers’ movie trailer.

Well. The Power Rangers movie may not suck, but my kids aren’t going to go see it. I guess that there are enough adults by now who grew up watching the show that it won’t matter that it’s not geared towards the under-ten crowd.

I’m not really disapproving. I didn’t watch the Power Rangers myself when it was on – I was a decade too old, more or less – so I don’t really know if this is even annoying to the folks in their twenties and thirties. For all I know, they’re going to be on a full nostalgia kick over it.