The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 21, 2018
Vulture has a video series called Expert Witness, where professionals critique how Hollywood movies represent their area of expertise. In one, Michael Zaytsev (founder of New York–based Cannabis education platform High NY) compares on-screen Mary Jane consumption to reality. Video includes: Up in Smoke (1978), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Leaves of Grass (2009), Reefer Madness (1936), High Maintenance (2012-2018), Dazed and Confused (1993) and Pineapple Express (2008).
According to Geeks Worldwide, Get the Gringo director Adrian Grunberg has joined the upcoming Rambo sequel, taking over for Sylvester Stallone behind the camera. Stallone is still set to star in the film as his classic character John Rambo.
Did Karen Gillan (Nebula) spoil something for Avengers 4 years ago? At the least, she did drop a hint.
The gag above is birthed out of a scene from Deadpool 2 that sees the Merc with a Mouth effortlessly ripped in half by the unstoppable Juggernaut, leaving Deadpool’s high-powered healing factor working overtime as it regrows his legs. I don’t think I’ve laughed harder at the movies than I did seeing the original baby legs scene.
GLOW is coming back for a third season on Netflix. Netflix renewed the female wrestling comedy for a 10-episode third season. The streaming service hasn’t announced a return date but the series was released in the summer its first two seasons. The news comes on the heels of the series nabbing a whopping 10 Emmy nominations for its first season including best comedy.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, who performed rock-like Kronan revolutionist Korg in the Thor threequel, has reprised the role for Marvel Contest of Champions’ new Revolution 2.0 motion comic. In the recruitment video, Korg and new recruitment officer Miek enlist Valkyrie and a three-headed alien (one of those heads also belonged to Waititi in Ragnarok). Three champions are picked at random: Red Skull, Heimdall, and Original Doug, who is dead.
Eva Longoria is joining the cast of Dora the Explorer. The Desperate Housewives star will play Dora’s mom Elena in the live-action feature based on the character from the popular Nickelodeon TV series. The movie will tell the story of Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet… high school. The movie is set to be released August 2, 2019.
The witches of American Horror Story are back for Apocalypse. Co-creator Ryan Murphy took to social to share the first look images of several returning players from Coven. Sarah Paulson appears as Cordelia Goode, Stevie Nicks as Stevie Nicks, Lily Rabe as Misty Day, Emma Roberts as Madison Montgomery, Taissa Farmiga as Zoe Benson, Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie and Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow. American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, Sept. 12 on FX.
The Coven Returns. What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS. pic.twitter.com/wsI1FlfN1W
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 19, 2018