Man, I’m torn. On one hand, Michael Bay. On the other hand, dinobots, no Shia, and a resurrected Optimus Prime.
This throwaway line by Abed became the rallying call for those of us who have fallen in love with the strangest college TV show of all time. But can it be done? Community has existed on the knife-edge of life and death for most of its run, struggling just to survive. As of this writing, the show is in its half-sized fifth season with no word whether a sixth will be made — nevermind a movie. No matter how Community ends its run, I’m just overjoyed that we have so much goodness to go back and enjoy.
Following my season one review a while back, I wanted to go through the successive seasons and give each of them their due consideration. So let’s get jammin’ with season two!
Long before Battlestar Galactica and Sharknado, Farscape was the crown jewel of Syfy’s original programming. It was a strange show that definitely rocketed to the beat of its own drummer, eschewing the military/humanistic approach of scifi TV series in the 90s for something that was wilder, woolier, and definitely weirder.
The cult world has lost a good friend today, as Harold Ramis has died at the age of 69.
We all know him best as Egon from the Ghostbusters movies, but he also was a pretty notable director as well. Check out some of his works here on Mutant Reviewers and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Heroes was a weird phenomenon. It had an absolutely captivating first season that looked to bring superheroes to TV in such a cool way — and then it squandered all of its popularity with a horrible second season. I couldn’t even make it through the third and have never seen the fourth.
However, it looks as though NBC wants to give this canceled series a second chance:
The network announced on Saturday that Heroes will return in 2015.
Heroes Reborn will bow as a 13-episode standalone miniseries and will be executive produced by show creator Tim Kring.
Back again? The network stayed mum on whether or not any of the original cast members would appear in the reboot.
It turns out that [Justin] Monjo has also written a screenplay for what would likely be a Farscape television movie.
Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents.
The two (well, three) Fantastic Four movies to date have been really lackluster, so I guess a reboot was called for… but why not just move on to a different superhero team in the Marvel stable that hasn’t gotten a film yet?
Anyway, Variety announced that the four lead actors have been revealed:
Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell will join Michael B. Jordan in the latest installment in the comic book franchise. Mara recently closed a deal to play play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. While no offer is out yet, Bell is expected to be tapped to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Teller has an offer to play Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, but deal points are a little further away from being completed. Jordan has been attached for some time to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
Based on the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.
The Fantastic Four is slated to bow June 19, 2015.
After testing a handful of guys, Jai Courtney has been tapped to play Kyle Reese in Paramount and Skydance’s “Terminator” reboot.
Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke will play John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return in his iconic role. Alan Taylor is directing.
Plot details have not been revealed, other than this is the first film in a stand alone trilogy.