12/11/2016

Westworld Cast Dubsmash Compilation


In the midst of trying to conjure up an intelligible review of my viewing of HBO’s WESTWORLD, I had to witness THIS, and frankly am trying hard to recover … Westworld HBO Cast Dubsmash Compilation featuring Evan Rachel Wood, Jimmi Simpson and Ben Barnes … ohmy

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Cartoon Networks’ JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION


Justice League Action is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics' Justice League superhero team. The series will feature the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and rotating members of the Justice League - which as of Episode 6, included Martian Manhunter (Ep.1), Hawkman (Ep.2), Firestorm (Ep.3), Swamp Thing, John Constantine and Zatana (Ep.4), Flash and The Joker (Ep.5) and Blue Beetle (Ep.6).

DC Comics characters positively SHINE with joy here, and the goofiness at some junctures might leave a crooked brow or two (i.e. a red-neck sounding "Lobo"?? LOL), but entertains without compromising (too) much of source characters, IMHO. I seriously doubt Marvel comics characters might do well - if at all - in this concept.

Such a difference to their celluloid counterpart in the Snyderverse, but totally kin to their The CW-counterparts on the teevee! KUDOS all around!


One of the main reasons why it worked so well for my viewing considerations, are that they are (approximately) 11 minutes in duration, each episode! So more action, concise character depictions and story-telling with quicker resolutions, and lesser filler sequences!

ALSO, the character designs are similar to Bruce Timm’s evergreen “Batman Adventures”, and slight updates/revisions/liberties have been made for existing characters, which would make for great action figure toys, seriously! Somebody make it happen, please!


Produced by Jim Krieg, Butch Lukic, and Alan Burnett - the series is available on Cartoon Network in the United States, and perhaps your “usual” online website sources (*cough*).

Scroll down for gawks at preview clips and full episodes (Ep.1-Ep.6):


Ep.1 in full! Superman, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter take on


Firestorm takes on the Nuclear Family in Ep.3!


The Solomon Grundy (nearly) becomes the “zombie king”, and takes on the Swamp Thing and Batman! Will John Constantine and Zatana come in time to help?


The Joker is kidnapped by Mongrol to entertain his crew, while Batman and The Flash scour thru Gotham City to find the bomb he planted! Superman and Wonder Woman arrives to help!


Batman and Blue Beetle take a trip through time to capture Chronos on an evil mission.


(Additional info via Wikipedia)

SHERLOCK 4


Benedict Cumberbatch trades in his Cloak of Levitation and Sorcerer Supreme goatee, for a dull but sensible coat and curly hair, in this trailer for the 4th Series for BBC’s SHERLOCK. premiering January 1st, 2017 (www.bbc.co.uk/sherlock).

Four episodes and since been named; “The Abominable Bride” (Ep.0), “The Six Thatchers” (Ep.1), “The Lying Detective” (Ep.2) and “ç” (Ep.3)


The Abominable Bride (S4E0): ”Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.”

The Six Thatchers (S4E1): ”Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move. One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard - but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly-trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson's past.” (IMDb)

12/09/2016

Tom Holland Debuts First Official Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live


So the trailer for the new SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING feature film debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Dec 8th - which a whole lot of Hollywood films have chosen to premiere on, which is uber-cool, of course … and in honor of the premiere, the show assembled an “army” of Spider-Men, which to me may or may not look like what comic-cons will be filled with, for when after the film premieres July 7th, 2017!

This is the FIRST trailer to be unveiled, and there is as well a SECOND “International” trailer - watchable HERE #onTOYSREVIL!

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix

"Dear Viewer,

If you are interested in a story with a happy ending, that story is streaming elsewhere. This story has no happy ending, no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle."
WHAT-IS: "Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and premieres January 13, 2017 only on Netflix. A Netflix Original Series."

Alas I have no prior knowledge of the book, and although had am interest with the film version over a decade ago (2004 to be exact) - with the “Tim Burton”-esque design taken ahold off my visual senses - which I never did watch the film (blame it on Jim Carrey) … and now THIS version appears in the viewing landscape, looking all so fine, methinks!

Scroll down for still images (courtesy of IMDb), and hope the visuals does not out-style the “content”.

#Sense8 Christmas Special & Season 2 Returns May 2017


The story of Sense8 continues with a Christmas special, airing December 23rd, 2016, with this 2-hour long episodes apparently screened at São Paulo's Comic Con Experience on December 3, 2016 (Wiki). Netflix has since announced that the 10-episode second season will be released on May 5, 2017.


I’ve had a decent viewing experience with the series when it first aired 2015, and had actually evoked the show to my (ex) film students just last week!

For the series itself, it had been more intense than I had expected it to be, visually splendid, and as well the mature themes (i.e. nudity and gay lovemaking) were minor explicit but done with taste, IMHO. The series is suitably rated "R21" here in Singapore. Watch Sense8 on Netflix.


While we await further storyline reveals and trailer, scroll down for a peek at the “music video” - featuring the song “What’s Up” (originally performed by 4 Non Blondes”) sung by the Sense8 folks, which frankly was one of the more poignant highlights of the series, IMHO.

WHAT-IS (PARTIAL EDIT): "Sense8 (a play on the word sensate /ˈsɛnseɪt/) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski for Netflix. Sense8 is being produced by the Wachowskis' Anarchos Productions and Straczynski's Studio JMS, along with Javelin Productions and Georgeville Television. Unpronounceable Productions has been set up to oversee production for the show.

A multinational ensemble cast portrays eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become "sensates"; human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. The show aims to explore subjects that its creators feel have historically not been emphasized in most science fiction shows to date,such as politics, identity, sexuality, gender and religion.

The first season was written by the Wachowskis and Straczynski and most episodes were directed by the Wachowskis … For the production of the second season, Lilly Wachowski remained active as co-creator but took a break from writing and directing, marking it as the first time the sisters didn't work as one unit in their professional careers. Sense8 is shot almost entirely on location in a multitude of cities around the world."
(Full Wiki Entry
*SPOILERS! ”Call me a bitch one more time, and I’ll kill you…”

And THIS was utterly satisfying!

Butcher Billy Does Black Mirror #fanart


And while I’ve not had the chance to watch BLACK MIRROR on Netflix, Butcher Billy from Brazil has some nice choice fanart for the television series - for which he’s made into merch available on his redbubble (above apparel pics via).

The creator of “Black Mirror” Charlton "Charlie" Brooker even liked his fanart, so expect MORE to come soon, methinks!

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WHAT IS ‘BLACK MIROR’: Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. The show was first broadcast on the British broadcaster Channel 4 in 2011. In September 2015, Netflix commissioned a third series of 12 episodes. The commissioned episodes were later divided into two series of six episodes; the third series was released on Netflix worldwide on 21 October 2016." (Wiki)