The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 25, 2018
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, with some key changes. And the creator Mike Flanagan says he plans to expand the story, but without the Crain family that is central to the novel and season one. While season two hasn’t been greenlighted (yet), Flanagan tells Entertainment Weekly: “as far as I’ve ever been concerned with this, the story of the Crain family is told. It’s done.”
Producers of Modern Family promised the death of a “significant character” this season. The Twitter trolls came out, after Wednesday night’s episode. It turns out that Jay’s ex-wife, and the mother of Mitch and claire, DeDe had passed away on a trip to Greenland. The show’s Halloween episode explored how grief affects everyone differently, from Alex apparently getting aroused by it, to Haley eating her feelings and Luke making terrible jokes. Jay obsessed over a sandwich, Phil and Cam set aside their own grief to try and be their for their spouses, and Gloria thought DeDe was haunting her. Fans criticized the producers for hyping the death. Many felt duped by the hype and ultimate reveal who died, with many joking they didn’t even know who DeDe was.
NEW MOVIES opening in theaters tonight, thanks to IMDB. And even though it was released last week nationally, the new Jonah Hill-written/directed film mid90s is now showing locally. Check out the trailer:
Marvel’s Spider-Man was the best-selling game of September, and garnered the biggest payoff for any PlayStation exclusive in history. Overall, it’s the seventh-largest launch ever by any game on any PlayStation platform, video game sales tracking service NPD says. It’s the third-best-selling game of the year so far.
Following the box-office victory of Venom and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sony is agreeing to send more Marvel superheroes to Imax screens. Under the agreement, Imax will show Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland, set for a July 5, 2019, release; the upcoming Men in Black spinoff set to drop June 14, 2019; and the sequel to the 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, out Dec. 13, 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Iron Man 2 was the first Marvel movie to land in Imax, and ever since, the studio and the movie theater have enjoyed mutual success.