The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 12, 2018
RoboCop, the cyborg police officer who patrols the streets of Detroit, is returning to the big screen… only this time it’s a sequel to the 1987 original. The original movie told of a police officer who, on death’s doorstep, is used as an experiment to create a new type of patrolman, one that is half man, half machine (but “all cop”). The new creation then struggled with resurfacing memories and corrupt city officials. Two sequels followed but they are largely forgotten. MGM already tried to resuscitate the franchise with a remake in 2014. That movie starred Joel Kinnaman and was not a fan fave.
Christina Applegate is returning to television. The former Married… With Children actress will star in Dead to Me, a new Netflix dark comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The 10-episode half-hour series will center on a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow, Jen (played by Applegate), and a free spirit with a shocking secret. As Jen, Applegate will play a poised and put-together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with. She’s been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident.
We know when Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War will be available to own. Watch the announcement above, “marvel” at the NEW FOOTAGE!
Wine inspired by the hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale was canceled from its launch this week following a backlash on social media. A wine curator announced the wines were inspired by the female characters on the show that included Offred portrayed by Elisabeth Moss, Ofglen played by Alexis Bledel and Serena Joy played by Yvonne Strahovski. But the line of wines was met with backlash on social media with some accusing the marketing of the wine as being tone deaf due to the show’s content, so the company decided to cancel the launch of the wine.
LeBron James is in talks to star in a TV sitcom. Seriously. This would mark LeBron’s second big-screen role; he previously played himself in the Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck. The news comes on the heels of James signing a four-year, $154 million contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers — one of the biggest sporting deals in NBA history.
NEW MOVIES opening up tonight:
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Rated PG) – STARRING: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Mel Brooks – Dracula (Adam Sandler) and friends take a vacation on a luxury cruise ship
Skyscraper (Rated PG-13) – STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell – Former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) goes to great lengths to save his family from a skyscraper fire, which he is falsely accused of setting.