RIP, George Romero.

George Romero was 77; he was, of course, the man who defined the zombie in modern American horror.  He in fact defined it so thoroughly that all creative visions of the Walking Dead are critically referenced in terms of how close or far they hove to or from Mr. Romero’s concepts.  That is an enviable artistic legacy.

My condolences, prayers, and good wishes to his family and loved ones.

You had me at ‘The Flintstones meets D&D,’ Pixar.

Seriously. That’s literally what Polygon called it.

Monsters University director Dan Scanlan is bringing one of his most personal stories to the big screen with Pixar’s next untitled film.

The movie is set in a world of “suburban fantasy.” We weren’t show much, but a title card displayed a small town’s skyline, complete with street lamps and a water-tower. There also happened to be a dragon flying off in the distance. Scanlan’s movie will include unicorns, dragons and a plethora of other beasts that are considered pests to other, ordinary folk — like centaurs, trolls and sprites.

…Yeah, just let me know when that’s out so I can get my seat, Pixar.  The odds of me not seeing this movie are low. Very, very low.

The “A Wrinkle in Time” traile I WILL DECLARE KANLY IF YOU F*CK THIS UP, DISNEY.

DO NOT TEST ME ON THIS. DID YOU THINK THAT THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES FANATICS WERE BAD? OH, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.  WE ARE UNREASONABLE, AND WE ARE EVERYWHERE, AND WE HAVE NO GIVE IN US WHATSOEVER…

:deep breath:

Hey, look!  It’s the first teaser for A Wrinkle In Time.  Enjoy!

So, pretty much: put “Avengers: Infinity War trailer” in your video name…

…and you get hits right now.  The keen applied psychological engineers over at Disney are even now cackling as the hype over the just-seen, but not yet dropped on the Internet, Avengers: Infinity War trailer reaches fever pitch. Everybody wants to see it, and while the first smuggled-out phone videos are already hitting YouTube it’s just going to fuel the fire.

Beware, by the way. As the title suggests, unscrupulous sorts are describing their own, non-Avengers videos as being this trailer.  Which is scurrilous and so forth, but I suppose that clicks are clicks.  Certainly they’re probably going to get away with it, too.

Wonder Woman II: Wonder Woman vs. the Commies?

Could be, could be: “…The Wrap has said in an unsourced report that Wonder Woman 2 will take place during the 1980s and feature Diana of Themyscira going head-to-head with agents of the Soviet Union.” Fine by me.  I was going to go see the sequel anyway*: I won’t object to a gritty spy-vs-spy drama in which a lot of Commies suddenly and terminally discover the practical problems with espousing dialectal materialism in a world that has, you know, visible gods and stuff.  I won’t object at all. I’ll even buy extra popcorn. Continue reading Wonder Woman II: Wonder Woman vs. the Commies?

So, hey, this TMNT short from Nickelodeon Did Not Suck.

It’s actually pretty good.  Although April is a teenager herself in this version.  Guess Nickelodeon decided to go all teen-action. Which is fine: at least the production is enjoying itself, the way that a TMNT show should.  And, honestly?  Animation is simply the way this hast to go. Live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and shows don’t so much visit the Uncanny Valley as they buy land there.

Via Geeks are Sexy.