The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 5, 2018
Finally, TONIGHT, Marvel‘s newest blockbuster, Ant-Man & The Wasp, opens up in theaters. Will you be seeing it this weekend? Above is the newest TV commercial, bragging on their positive reviews.
Author Stephen King‘s 1980 novel Firestarter was previously adapted into a film in 1984, though a new approach is on the way from recently-announced director Fatih Akin. King’s official site describes the story, “The Department of Scientific Intelligence (aka ‘The Shop’) never anticipated that two participants in their research program would marry and have a child. Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from her parents, who had been given a low-grade hallucinogen called ‘Lot Six’ while at college. Now the government is trying to capture young Charlie and harness her powerful firestarting skills as a weapon.”
Above is a video from early 2017, where Andrew Lincoln jokes about he always felt his character from The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes, should bow out of the show. We know his days are numbered in the upcoming season, as Lincoln has confirmed his forthcoming exit from the show, but do you think he’ll actually go out like the way he mentions in the video?
Miles Teller will star opposite Tom Cruise (who plays Maverick) in the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun. Val Kilmer is also reprising his role as Iceman. Joseph Kosinski is directing. Teller reportedly beat Nicholas Hoult and Glen Powell for the role as the son of Maverick’s wingman, Goose. He was played by Anthony Edwards in the original, and when he died, Maverick blamed himself.
Whoopsie! Quick-thinking fans were able to see Sony’s Khali the Killer on YouTube Tuesday morning, thanks to an uploading error. Pictures Home Entertainment uploaded the entire thing, in lieu of the trailer it meant to upload. The film was written and directed by Jon Matthews and stars Richard Cabral. The film was released on DVD last November and is currently available for rent or purchase from Amazon, Apple and, of course, YouTube.
Ahmed Best says his career-changing role as Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels almost killed him. Best says he is considering doing a solo show for next year’s 20thanniversary of the George Lucas-helmed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his tumultuous journey through the Star Wars universe.
20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended my life. It’s still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival. Would this be a good story for my solo show? Lemme know. pic.twitter.com/NvVnImoJ7N
— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) July 3, 2018