…and, shockingly, they seem to have cast actors who look at least somewhat like the animated characters. Look, I don’t beat the representation drum overmuch, myself. But if you’re going to make a show that draws on Chinese/Japanese/Inuit/East Asian cultures as much as AVATAR did, the least you can do is not cast, you know, blonde people. I feel that this was a reasonable objection to make about the live-action movie. I am sympathetic to it.
My younger kid loves CUPHEAD, or more accurately the plushies. There’s not a chance in Hell I’m letting him play that game, since it was apparently designed by Satan to give his demons a proper hand-eye coordination workout. Hopefully the TV show will be something the kids can watch safely…
Ha! Was able to match the original scansion. Anyway: “Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate… The agreement comes on the heels of Sony’s output deal with Netflix for titles in the lucrative post-theatrical release Pay 1 window.”
That’s what somebody on Sonny’s Twitter thread is calling it, at least, and he’s not wrong. I really wish Paramount would do the same thing, preferably with a service I’m already subscribed to. There are too many combatants in the Streaming Wars as it is.
Brian Jacques’ beloved “Redwall” books are being adapted into a feature film and TV series thanks to a new rights deal between Netflix and Penguin Random House Children. The fantasy novels have sold 30 million copies globally and have attracted an avid following with their tales of heroism, villainy and derring do all played out by mice, moles, hares and badgers. Think J.R.R. Tolkien with cuddlier protagonists.
I mean, I’m always up for a campaign against a bunch of murderous death cultists. Although I suppose Netflix toned down the human sacrifices and whatnot that ISIS was fond of. After all, kids might be watching.
I first noticed PROSPECT in the long-ago time of 2018, when we had these things called mo-vie the-a-ters where one might watch self-contained cinematic stories projected on a giant screen. Alas, those innocent days are gone now. Lost forever, like tears in rain.
Yeah. I’m a weak-willed man. Nuns with super-powers, nuns with chain mail and blue-glowing swords, nuns with automatic rifles, nuns with shotguns – WARRIOR NUN knows its panders. Hopefully, it’ll be able to live up to it, too. MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM couldn’t quite sustain my interest, although I may give it another shot. Out July 2nd.