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News Around the Net!

I’m back with a news update, and a bunch of new reviews coming soon! For now, let’s look at what’s cooking around the interwebs:

Here’s our first trailer for Agatha All Along:

I’m not sure what to make of this. I love Kathryn Hahn but this doesn’t feel like a Marvel show… I loved WandaVision but it feels to me like this spin-off might have been better received a year or two ago, when we all better remembered WandaVision. But I’ll be there for it and I hope it’s good!

Speaking of projects that I hope are good, here’s Bruce Timm’s return to the world of Batman and animation:

That’s a solid trailer, but I have some concern.  It’s close enough to the look and feel of Batman: The Animated Series that a huge part of me wishes it was just a continuation of that classic series.  I sort of feel like I wish they’d either hewed more closely to Batman: TAS or made this look and feel more different.  But I have faith in Bruce Timm; I’m excited for this and hoping for the best!

This is a barn-burner of a trailer for Alien: Romulus:

Wow that looks amazing. I would be so happy to finally get an Alien sequel film that’s actually great!!  Major bonus points for homaging the original film’s tag-line and title treatment at the end of that trailer.

I’ll watch Rashida Jones in almost anything; this trailer for a new Apple TV+ show called Sunny has me intrigued:

DC/Warner Brothers is apparently going back to the Watchmen well with this two-part animated adaptation of the classic graphic novel:

I’d have been over the moon about this a decade ago, but today it feels a little like been there, done that.  I’m a big defender of Zack Snyder’s film version, especially the super-long Ultimate Cut.  (This is a nice time to link back to an old article I wrote, digging deep into the original graphic novel.)

Here’s a detailed behind-the-scenes look at Marvel’s attempts (and failures) at making a new Blade movie set in the MCU.  I love Mahershala Ali and I hope this happens eventually, before he’s too old to play the role!

Here’s an interesting interview with Dave Filoni, discussing the return of Hayden Christian to the role of Anakin Skywalker on the Ahsoka show.

Is the dream of a Spaceballs sequel finally coming closer to reality?  Apparently Josh Gad is collaborating with Mel Brooks on the project!  I’d love to see this some day, and I hope they call it The Search for More Money.

In mentioned Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film earlier, which I love.  I wish I felt anywhere near as positive about Rebel Moon.  Nevertheless, Mr. Snyder and Netflix are releasing the extended director’s cuts of those films next month.

I have a long piece about the current state of Star Trek in the works.  For now, I’ll say that while I hate the idea of a Starfleet Academy show (Star Trek starring teenagers does not interest me), I’m thrilled that someone has finally listened to Paul Giamatti’s repeated statements that he’s a huge Trek fan and cast him in a new Star Trek project!  That’s exciting!  I just hope the project itself is halfway decent!!

This article about the 10 best episodes of The Leftovers brought me great joy, and made me want to go back and rewatch that brilliant show!!

I was sad to read of the passing of Morgan Spurlock. His film Supersize Me made a huge impact on me, back in the day.

Homicide: Life on the Street has long been absent from any streaming service, but it looks like that’s about to change.  I’d be excited to have the opportunity to finally get to go back and watch this show!

Want to waste some time? Then dig into this fun list of the 50 worst movie sequels of all time. It’s a fun (and painful!) list, though of course I take issue with some of their choices.  They have THREE Terminator sequels on this list (which is hilarious) but not Terminator: Genisys, the absolute worst of the bunch?? (I think Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and also Terminator: Salvation have their merits, despite their flaws.)  Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a solid movie that in no way belongs on this list.  Star Trek: Insurrection isn’t great, but it doesn’t deserve to be on this list.  (Star Trek Into Darkness, however, definitely should be on here!)  Where are any of the terrible Predator sequels, or the two dreadful Alien vs. Predator films?  How about any of the lousy Matrix sequels?  They list Jurassic Park: The Lost World, but I actually think that, although that was a big disappointment and deserves its spot on this list , it’s way better than any of the three Jurassic World movies.

I’ll leave you with this: a link to the brilliant Deadpool and Wolverine “silence your phones” PSA.  Amen!

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