Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie may not exactly be lighting up the box office or gathering all of the critical praise (it has some major issues to be sure, but I think it’s better and more enjoyable than a lot of critics are giving it credit for). Perhaps most importantly, however, it’s given people an excuse to talk to and about Sigourney Weaver, and we’re always down with that. The 65-year-old actress (which still blows my mind) has talked about Chappie, obviously, as well as Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien movie, but she has also now chimed in on another franchise she played a key part in: Ghostbusters.
Now that it’s official that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all that remains is for fans to wait until he shows up. But don’t worry, in the interim there will be plenty to talk about, including his age, race, whether or not they’re going to show his origin story (again), and much more. What we’ve heard is that he’ll show up first in Captain America: Civil War (which makes sense, he plays a part in that story arc and has a great moment we can’t wait to see on screen) and then get his own solo movie. There are still people out there who think Spidey will show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while that seems highly unlikely, check out this video that inserts the web-slinger from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 into the latest Age of Ultron trailer.
With the likes of The 100, Arrow, and The Flash, The CW has put together a surprising strong line up of genre shows. And if you’re into vampires, they’ve got you covered on that front, too. Over the next few months, they’re looking to add even more with new shows like iZombie set to debut. One of their more interesting looking additions is the apocalyptic drama The Messengers, and the network has released this quick new trailer to tease the premiere.
This video gives you the basic set up of the series: there’s some kind of mystery comet or asteroid or something that crashed to Earth, apparently killing a handful of people. Only they don’t stay dead and are resurrected in order to fight the devil, yes, like the devil, devil, as that one kid says. That’s a tall order for anyone, let alone the recently deceased, and this footage introduces you to the so-called Angels of the Apocalypse.
Last summer, Guardians of the Galaxy opened up a whole new avenue for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to explore. Now that it’s fully ensconced in deep space, there are tons of new storylines, planets, and new creatures to explore, and one of the things fans are eager see are which new characters show up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Everyone has their beloved players they want to see in action, and that includes director James Gunn, who is in the unusual position of making this a reality, and he says he’s bringing his favorite out to play next time.
Guardians 2 doesn’t open until May 5, 2017, but Gunn already knows what story he wants to tell, and even though the execs at Marvel called it “risky” when he pitched it to them, they apparently signed off—the first film was more of a risk than the studio has ever taken, adapting one of their lesser known comics, and that paid off big time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, probably the most anticipated after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We still have to wait until May 1 to see it for ourselves, but if this Saturday Night Live sketch is legit (and I can’t imagine SNL would show us something that isn’t real, right?), we now know how it ends. With the Avengers partying hard.
Christopher Nolan’s Inception is a great movie. It’s big, ambitious, full of stunning visuals and interesting ideas, and action packed to boot. It’s also 148-minutes-long, which is a significant investment time wise, and complex as all hell. However, if you want to relive Inception, but don’t two-and-a-half hours to sit down and watch it, or don’t want to do the mental gymnastics, this TL; DW (Too Long; Didn’t Watch) video from gives you the rundown in short order. There are also fart noises, enjoy.