Huh. They’re releasing the Wonder Woman DVD early, yes?

August 29th for digital, September 19th for DVD/Blu-Ray. I would have thought that they would try to get Wonder Woman on the shelves for Christmas.  Is this normal? Are they trying to hit an award deadline?

And let me just note: this would be a real easy Christmas present to give, too. Not quite a no-brainer, but it’s getting there. I figure that I’m buying at least one copy for my niece.

Avengers 4 shooting starts…

…and maybe, just maybe, they’re going to be able to pull all of this off: “Avengers 4 is set to be the culmination of every major plot thread over the course of 22 movies in 10 years for the MCU.” As that article notes, almost all of the core actors’ contracts are expiring, and they’re starting to show some signs of being ready to go do other movies. Plus, probably some of ’em are gonna die in Avengers: Infinity War. Not Spider-Man, of course, he’s safe: the studios will be using him for the next stage of the MCU. Why? Because Spider-Man Homecoming will bring in over three hundred million domestically and, more importantly, didn’t suck. So he’ll be the anchor for the next iteration. Continue reading Avengers 4 shooting starts…

I can’t get upset that John Williams isn’t scoring the Han Solo movie.

Let me be honest about it: Mr. Williams is an old man. I don’t know how many more movie scores he has in him.  I’d rather that John Williams makes sure that the one for Episode Nine is written and done first:

Composer John Powell, who may be best known for his memorable soundtracks to the Matt Damon Bourne series, ShrekKung Fu Panda (1 and 2), and How to Train Your Dragon (1 and 2), will be lifting the baton to score the upcoming young Han Solomovie, due in theaters next year. Powell is only the third composer to be welcomed into the exclusive family of Star Wars live-action music writers, which includes the legendary John Williams (the eight Skywalker saga movies) and Michael Giacchino, who scored last December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The untitled Han Solomovie will be scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain Powell’s distinctive voice.

Is this greedy of me? Perhaps. But the scores from the second Star Wars trilogy were about the only thing I liked about those movies, and the last one just won’t be the same without that John Williams touch. And, heck, I liked the music in Kung Fu Panda.  That series has been remarkably free of sequel suckitude.

Netflix acquires Millarworld.

Link here: what this basically means is that Netflix can now draw (heh) on Mark Millar’s comic properties when making its own comic book movies or shows.  Assuming that Netflix wants to do that. And why would they want to do that, anyway? — Aside from the fact that Marvel and DC are raking in the big bucks, of course. Which is why Netflix wants to do that.

There was also a list of what Millar properties should be immediately optioned, but I’m not linking to it because it was a stupid list.  And why was it a stupid list?  Because it didn’t have Starlight on it. Yes, I know that that’s supposed to be going to 20th Century Fox, but that studio hasn’t done anything with it and do we really want them to, anyway?  Starlight is probably my favorite Millar comic; it should get made into a miniseries, pronto.

Tweet of the Day, I Wonder How Many People Tried To CSI This? edition.

Gotta be more than one person analyzing this tweet to a fare-thee-well:

Which is probably why Ron Howard did that.  Also: why is the Han Solo movie not yet named?  I mean, heck, just call it ‘Solo.’  It’s exceedingly unlikely that people are not going to figure out what the movie’s about.

“‘Cowboy Ninja Viking,’ starring Chris Pratt” will be sufficient, thank you.

(Via Facebook) Sometimes they know what I want to see.

Cowboy Ninja Viking doesn’t have a director that we know of, but comic book adaptation has a release date. In June of 2019, Chris Pratt will be part-Cowboy, part-Ninja, and part-Viking, playing a powerful assassin with the skills of all three warriors. He’s not the only “triplet” in the world, though, or at least that’s the case in A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo‘s graphic novel.

Although it had better have a director worthy of this concept. My inner eight-year-old insists on it. Insists on it most strenuously.

Moe Lane

PS: No pirates?

Disney partially pulling out of Netflix to start own streaming service.

I’m not sure how this will play out.

Disney on Tuesday said it will be pulling its movies from Netflix and will launch a Disney streaming service of its own in 2019. It also said it will launch an ESPN streaming service early next year.

To help do all that, Disney will acquire a majority of BAMTech, the streaming technology company owned by MLBAM, the internet company owned by Major League Baseball. Disney already owned a stake in BAMTech but will pay $1.58 billion for an additional 42 percent.

Continue reading Disney partially pulling out of Netflix to start own streaming service.

The Alien: Covenant Honest Trailer.

This is kind of depressing.  I keep waiting to hear how I can go back to the Alien series… and I keep getting crushingly disappointed. Why can’t they get a good script?  From what I can tell from this trailer, Alien: Covenant would have been good if it had good material to work with*.

Moe Lane

*You can have a movie with a good script but flat-out awful cinematography.  That actually happens a lot, to the point where it should be its own category at Sundance. HEYO!

The ‘American Vandal’ trailer.

Due to the rather graphic nature of this documentary, I don’t feel comfortable putting up the trailer to American Vandal. I certainly don’t recommend watching this at work! But if you want to see the trailer, it’s here.

…I’m sorry. I’m having difficulty maintaining my composure on this one.  Sometimes, these things can really strike home, you know? Continue reading The ‘American Vandal’ trailer.

I am uncertain about the need for a Death Wish remake.

The new Death Wish is apparently coming out November 22nd, and it’s starring Bruce Willis.  I say ‘apparently’ because it’s been a troubled project, with multiple directors and whatnot. I also have to wonder: does it make sense to make a movie like that, these days? Continue reading I am uncertain about the need for a Death Wish remake.