The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 16, 2018
Bryan Cranston tells Screen Geek that he wants to star in an X-Men movie as the villain scientist Nathaniel Essex aka Mr. Sinister. ”Actually, that was the character, I’ll admit. Mister Sinister was the character I was thinking about. An antagonist a fraction smarter than the protagonist, never dumbed down to give the hero an easy win.”
A man in Japan ended up buying a cartoon film decades ago as a high school student, had no idea he was purchasing animation history. He bought the film for just $4.40 and it’s been revealed as a rare lost cartoon produced by Walt Disney feature a character that led to the creation of Mickey Mouse.
The man realized he had one of the 7 of the 26 short films that were missing featuring Oswald after reading a book about the history of “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,” the character Disney created in the 1920s. It was labelled “Mickey Cartoon Speedy” and featured a dog policeman on a motorbike chasing Oswald and his girlfriend in a car.
Amazon is reportedly working with theater chains such as Regal Cinemas, Cinepolis, ArcLight, and more for limited Aquaman screenings taking place on December 15th, and tickets will be sold exclusively to Amazon Prime members. No word if AMC will be involved, and if so, if our area theaters will be involved.
Armie Hammer earned epic blowback on Twitter for his derisive remarks directed at selfie-posting celebs in the wake of Stan Lee’s death. He objected to celebrities who posted shots with the late Marvel creator, saying they were making the 95-year-old’s death about them, when it was anything but. He responded to his critics Thursday. “While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true a**hat form – thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon,” the 32-year-old actor wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control.”
Brobible claims the new Bad Boys movie is titled Bad Boys for Lif3.
Campy horror at it’s best, I was sad to see The Leprechaun franchise fizzle out years ago. Even more horrified watching WWE Studios trying to reboot the franchise. But now it seems the b-rate horror icon is back and in good hands. Check out the 1st trailer for the upcoming Leprechaun Returns.
The mega-streamer Netflix has given The One, a 10-episode drama from Howard Overman based on the sci-fi novel of the same name by John Marrs. Here’s the logline, per Deadline: The One is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven’t thought about whether there is someone better out there? What if a hair sample is all it takes to find them? The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive.
Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette spent a lot of time in prisons filming Showtime’s upcoming Escape at Dannemora. Stiller tells Variety he’s learned a few things during his time behind bars: “It’s a really broken system, and everyone knows it. There are so many factors. It’s a very complicated problem.” Stiller directed and exec produced the true story of Richard Matt and David Sweat’s 2015 escape from New York’s largest maximum-security prison, Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano star, along with Arquette, who portrays a prison worker.
An animated World War II series is coming to Netflix. Called The Liberator, it’s based on the true story of an American infantry regiment that liberated a concentration camp in Germany. The four-part series will be produced with a hybrid animation process called Trioscope which is a new technology that blends CGI and live-action performance.