The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 22, 2018
Netflix cancelled Luke Cage after just two seasons. The cancellation came just as Netflix and Marvel were discussing a third season for the superhero show. Sources say the main reason behind the cancelation was “creative differences.” The move came after Netflix just cancelled Marvel’s Iron Fist. But both shows may not be gone for good… they could be picked up for Disney’s streaming service which is coming out next year.
In three days of release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween has raked in $78 million, a record opening for a movie in the Halloween franchise. Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake nabbed $58 million in 2007, and Halloween: H20 snagged $55 million in 1998. Worldwide, Halloween snagged about $92 million. It’s also the biggest opening for a slasher film adjusted for inflation. Scream 2’s $33 million opener in 1997 would be about $65 million today. Among R-rated horror films it lags only behind It, which managed $123 million.
- Halloween $77.5 million.
- A Star Is Born $19.3 million.
- Venom $18.1 million.
- Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $9.7 million.
- First Man $8.6 million.
- The Hate U Give $7.5 million.
- Smallfoot $6.6 million.
- Night School $5 million.
- Bad Times At The El Royale $3.3 million.
- The Old Man & The Gun $2 million.
Matthew Broderick is joining the cast of The Conners. He is going to play Laurie Metcalf’s love interest. Matthew will make his debut on the October 30th episode.
Speaking of Broderick is going to star in a new Netflix series called Daybreak. The series is about a 17 year-old high school outcast, who searches for his missing girlfriend in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Matthew will play a principal as he and the students are chased by zombies and gangs.
After the cancellation of Last Man Standing, Tim Allen began talking about bringing Tim Taylor and the Home Improvement family back to TV and it was very close to happening, but “Last Man Standing” ended up being revived by Fox. During a recent interview Allen said, “I never felt that this was done. It never felt right. In the time off, we got real close where we talked to everybody. It was an interesting idea.” The plot for the Home Improvement revival had the Taylor boys, Brad, Randy and Mark as property owners and real estate “people” in Michigan with Jill and Tim still together, but living in different house.
I Know This Much Is True, starring Mark Ruffalo, is getting a six-episode commitment from HBO. The limited series about the parallel lives of twin brothers, is based on Wally Lamb’s New York Times bestseller of the same name. Ruffalo will play twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey.
Alan Linic graduated from Mountain View High School in Stafford County, Virginia in 2007. He was named ”Most Likely To Be On Saturday Night Live”. Over the weekend, Alan tweeted: “I am happy to say that I am joining #SNL as a writer this season, finally fulfilling the prophetic predictions of the Mountain View High School class of 2007.” He has spent the last several years performing with Chicago’s Second City improvisational theatre troupe.
New photos from the set of the Joker movie show star Joaquin Phoenix taking a fall and the first look at Brett Cullen as Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne:
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