Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

That’s not a joke: Deadline literally wrote “The new version[*] is described as Lethal Weapon in space, and it’s based on a comic book origin story.” Yes. You’re bemused. Full Frontal Nerdity is bemused. The Onion A.V. Club is bemused, when they’re not gleefully imagining all the Green Lantern Corps jokes that are going to crop up in the Deadpool sequel.  Personally, I hope that Ryan Reynolds does get approached for this film, and that he does accept it.  The result would be as exciting and dynamic as an explosion in a fireworks factory. Continue reading Green Lantern Corps: “Imagine Lethal Weapon… IN SPACE!”

The iBoy Netflix trailer.

You know, I think that I’m going to give this one a shot.

Yes, sure, the science is absolutely absurd. Then again, so was Spectral’s, and I had a pretty good time. IBoy is coming out on Netflix on January 27th, and the kid’s superpowers remind me a lot of the Drummer’s in Planetary. Also: if you’ve never actually read Planetary then you should probably redress that unfortunate condition that you’re currently in. It’s one of the best superhero comic series ever written.  As in, in the top five.  Maybe in the top three.

Tim Burton’s Dumbo.

Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain.  Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps.  All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.

So, you want to see what’s going to freak people out, fairly soon?

Man, I can’t wait to see the fault lines on this one. Ironically, Joseph Fiennes might even end up giving a bravura performance as Michael Jackson. After all, what’s the point in going this gonzo if you don’t redline the accelerator?

Tweets of the Day, How They Did SFX, Old-School edition.

First, watch this.

Now, watch this.

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So, I understand that the Golden Globes are tonight. (Deadpool)

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: any other year I would not have anything remotely resembling an opinion on this.  Then again, any other year Deadpool would not be up for two awards (Best Comedy/Musical, Best Comedy/Musical Actor).  I would find it hysterical if Deadpool won those.  It would make the lead-up to the Academy Awards actually interesting for a change, because snagging a Golden Globe or two in those categories would make people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe getting an Oscar nomination, which would then probably lead to making people have to seriously talk about Deadpool maybe winning an Academy Award for something non-technical.

It would horrify some people, in other words.  Including a bunch of people who I kind of enjoy seeing horrified.  Look, I never claimed to be a saint…

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Kenneth Branagh remaking Murder on the Orient Express.

I’ll allow it: “Willem Dafoe is the latest actor to join director Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded remake of Murder on the Orient Express. He will join Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., and Branagh.” Mostly because, like the author of the linked piece, I like most of the cast and the director.  This doesn’t have the feel of a ‘Hollywood wants to squeeze more juice out of an intellectual property’ situation; more like ‘a bunch of actors realized that they had the collective juice to go have fun onscreen.’

Although obviously Hollywood wants to make their money back, sure.  The point is… the point is, I want to see Judi Dench as the Princess and Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot.  I think that I can be allowed that indulgence, surely.

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The original Murder on the Orient Express is, of course, one of the best murder mystery movies ever made, with its own ridiculously A-List cast.  If you’ve never seen it, you are missing out on a lot of fun. So go see it.

The Full-of-Regrets Death Race 2050 trailer.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I’m disappointed that Roger Corman made Death Race 2050, because Death Race 2000 was perfect (for a certain value of ‘perfect’) and it needed no sequel. However, I will note this. Picking Malcolm McDowell for the President character? Continue reading The Full-of-Regrets Death Race 2050 trailer.