Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hey, some actual Star Wars news!! (MM #126)

Remember Star Wars??!
Yeah, it was this thing I used to talk about, and then Disney sealed it up in a vault three miles thick, and no electromagnetic energy, be it light, heat, or radio escaped from it for what felt like decades.

Yeah, well the vault groaned open, and a little ant-sized booger of news scurried out before the vault slammed shut again.

Obi-Wan prequel series!!!!

With Ewan McGregor!!!

They've been circling around this rumor since...well, since 2017.
My anal retentive journaling confirms it.

Yeah, it was supposed to be the 3rd anthology movie, then Lucasfilm chickened the fuck right out after Solo, but now its been revived as a streaming series.
Which also has been rumored like crazy, but I haven't followed the rumor here.

Well, it's rumor no longer.
Ewan has signed on board.

Hopefully, we'll find out more at D23 a week from Friday.

Now, to update the text timeline yet again.
Hey, you may eyeroll at my compulsive rituals, but as I showed above, they pay off.
Sneaky secretive companies like Lucasfilm, you gotta scrapbook your shit to remember it all.

1. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
2. Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (2002)
_. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2014, 2019-???)
3. Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
_. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
_. Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2020?)
_. Star Wars: Rebels (2014-2018)
_. Star Wars: Cassian Andor (2019)
_. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
4. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
5. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
6. Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983)
_. The Mandalorian (2019)
_. Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2019)
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
9. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

Yellow = Saga
Brown = Anthology
Orange = TV


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Ranking the DCU shows so far (2019) (MM #125)

Okay, so here's the DC streaming shows ranked.
Only 3 so far....

1. Doom Patrol

Best of these so far.
Artistic masterpiece.
Weird like Twin Peaks, or Legion.
But also funnier.
I put 1 & 2 on this list right up there with the Marvel Netflix shows.
Doom Patrol, I think I may even like better than Marvel Netflix.

Only DC show better than this is Preacher, and that's off in its own little Vertigo-verse bubble.
Better than Krypton?
Oh, fuck yeah!

2. Titans

Man, this sure ain't "Teen Titans Go!".
As with Doom Patrol, I put this right in there alongside the Marvel Netflix shows.
I'd put this more alongside Daredevil and Jessica.
Or first half of season 1 of Luke Cage.
Good stuff.
Also better than Krypton.
By a smidge.

3. Swamp Thing

Ssss, welll....

It's better than the 1982 movie.
It's better than the 1989 sequel.
Loads better than the 1990-1993 TV series!!

As good as the Alan Moore comics?
Sss...not quite, but dammit, they try.
It didn't help that their episode count was trimmed from 13 to 10, and then they were unceremoniously cancelled, and they had to hammer their final episode into a series finale on the fly.

They get the major plot points of famous and vital comics issues in there, but it's so rushed.

If it could have had 2 seasons to breathe, I really think they could have nailed the Alan Moore pace and tone.

Bless you for trying, Swamp Thing show-runners.
Derek Mears who plays Swampy nailed it right, think of it as a 10 hour Swamp Thing movie.
As a movie, it's the best Swamp Thing ever produced.

Ranked against other DC-TV shows?
Below Black Lightning, above Flash.

Up next for DCU, the R rated Harley Quinn cartoon.
I dunno if I'll just say where it ranks among these, or redo the whole list.
We'll see.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Movies I was waiting for #4 (MM #124)

Yep, I'm bringing this series back for one last go-round.

To refresh reader's memories, this is where I look back at the franchises I was waiting for sequels to back in the 90's when the internet was new, and catching it up to where those franchises are now.
So, here we go...

Star Wars-

Solo came out, Mandalorian is on its way on Disney+, The Rise Of Skywalker is on its way, and is gonna close out the Skywalker Saga.

Oh, and The Phantom Menace turned 20.

So, no matter where Star Wars goes after TROS, my 90's self's SW dreams have already come true.
I can finally close this chapter for him.


Scream Queen is finally done!!!

But it's going to tour the festival circuits for goodness knows how long before a disk release.
But, it exists, so now we wait.

Nostalgia and commentary is all this franchise puts out anymore.
But I'll take it.

They're never gonna bring back Robert Englund, and further reboots will just keep missing the point.
Nightmare was a thing of the 80's.
In theory, they could period-piece it like "Stranger Things", but...New Line can't be trusted anymore.
Not without Bob Shaye.

And Jason?
Fuck Jason.

Superman 5-

As mentioned in previous entries, "Superman Returns", ended up being Superman 5.
But, then I continued it on with the DCEU.

Well, were getting a REAL Superman 6, because Brandon Routh is coming back as Superman for CW's "Crisis On Infinite Earths".
(See here, here, here, and here)

Kevin Smith (writer of "Superman Lives") got to direct an episode of Supergirl titled "Supergirl Lives", and there was a Thanagarian snare beast (giant spider) joke in there.
Yeah, that was quite awhile ago now, but it still needs mentioning.
Plus, Supergirl is part of "Crisis", so that all ties in.

John Schnepp (director of "The Death Of Superman Lives, What Happened?") died!! :-(

Nicolas Cage voiced Superman in "Teen Titans Go To The Movies".
And Spider-Man-Noir in "Into The Spider-Verse".

DC Animated remade "The Death Of Superman", again.
Followed by "Reign Of The Supermen".
Eh, they were all right.

Doomsday is on "Krypton".

There's no DCEU Superman sequel in sight though.
The DCEU Superman made a (headless) cameo in "Shazam", that's about it.

Current state of the DCEU-

-Aquaman made over 1 billion.
-There's Oscar talk for "Joker!".

Batman 5-

Batfleck's out, Bat-Inson is in.
And we're getting our first Batman standalone since "The Dark Knight Rises", in fucking 2012.

Evil Dead-

The show wrapped up after 3 seasons. 
Bruce Campbell retired from Ash.
Now talk of an Evil Dead 4 after all!

No matter what happens, the show was ED 4-12 for me.
I'm all set.


GHOSTBUSTERS 3!!!!!!!!!!

Star Trek-

Discovery season 3 is on its way.
Star Trek: Picard is series 7.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is series 8.
Pine And Hemsworth bailed on JJ-Trek 4, and it fell apart as a result.
Possible Tarantino involvement with the fourth movie, whatever it incarnates as.

Fuck the movies, TV is where it's at for Trek.
"Unidiscovered Country", and "Generations", wrapped up TOS.
"Picard", will wrap up the TNG/DS9/Voy-verse.
"Discovery", is a fresh new chapter.
90's me is satisfied.


Seen Rampage. Meh.
It's cute, it represents the game well.
Not on my top 5 of the year or nothin' though.
"Godzilla: King Of The Monsters", came out.
It flopped!

The alternate ending of "Little Shop Of Horrors", is my Rampage movie.
I'm done with 'Zilla.


Still no word on video release of "Nuke Em high 2".
They're gonna do "Shakespeare's shitstorm", a remake of "The Tempest", before finally doing Toxie 5. If they ever do Toxie 5.
Word on the Toxie 1 remake has stalled.
Legendary just bought the rights, haven't heard jack shit since.
Not holding my breath for Troma anymore.
As I said in a previous entry, I've got the classics on DVD.
I'm all set there.


I retro-added this via James Cameron's Spider-Man in the 90's.

Since then "Avengers: Endgame", and "Spider-Man: Far From Home", have come out.
And I collected the reviews of the whole Infinity Saga.
And I'm one Blu-Ray (Far From Home) shy of having the whole Infinity Saga.
And, it looks like the Sony/Marvel deal will probably get renewed.
Spidey is in good shape.

And finally, I waited for all the 90's versions of these sequels via "Ain't It Cool News", and Harry Knowles ended up on the pervert pile.
That's the end of that asshole
But, I've still got good old reliable Dark Horizons.
And Collider, and Comic Book Movie, and a jillion other better sites.

And, that's the end.
Any further updates will be individual Meedyah Morsels.

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The evolution of franchises (MM #26)

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Disney are sons of bitches!! (MM #123)


Disney/Fox Part 13.

Short version?

The Dragon's Lair movie?

Slightly longer version?
The Disney/Fox merger allowed Disney to go over Fox's development slate, and slash 300 movies to trim the fat.
And the sinew, and the bone, and the marrow, and...

Anyway, Dragon's Lair got the axe.
Because it's by Don Bluth, and Disney has been playing dirty pool to screw Don Bluth since the very beginning with "The Secret Of NIMH".
Usually by threatening advertisers and merchandisers that they won't get the next Disney movie if they deal with Bluth.

Well, this is their final "fuck you", to Bluth, and probably the final nail in his career coffin.

Sons of bitches.

Really longer version?
Here's all 300 movies that fell to the axe.


Other bummers.

Mega Man
The Caves of Steel (Asimov book)
The Foundation (Ditto)
Flash Gordon
Untitled McDonald's Monopoly project
Bob's Burgers movie
Fraggle Rock movie

Shit that deserved to die.

Charlie Chan
Father Knows Best
The First Omen
Romancing the Stone
Missile Command
Assassin's Creed 2
Mister Men
The Family Circus
Pink Panther (they just rebooted the fucking thing! No more! Ever!)
Death on the Nile

That's just what I picked out, check the whole list yourself.

So...anyway, yeah, all that happened.

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Hulu meets Freeform! (MM #122)



Just a really quick one...

The Runaways and Cloak & Dagger are teaming up.
Kinda saw it coming, they've been hinting towards it for awhile.
"They", being the showrunners, and various cast members.

Anyway, it's coming, they shot this little promo on the set of Runaways.

And, that's it.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ghostbusters 2020 set pics #2. (MM #121)

A couple more quickie pics, but a little more revealing of story.

A stop sign with a bite taken out, presumably by a ghost.
If you squint, you can see slime stains.

A similarly chomped bench with more obvious slime splatter.

So, we're not in New York, like GB1 & GB2, or Boston pretending to be New York like GB:ATC.
Now, we're in Summerville County South Carolina (shot at Calgary, and Fort MacLeod Canada) when the paranormal shit hits the fan.

We've kind of known it would be a town setting from the pre-trailer.

The change of setting is interesting, and the biggest change.
New York has been a character in the Ghostbusters world through all three movies, and most episodes of RGB.
The venue change will definitely give it a whole new flavor.

Previously with GB2020-

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Parts #1-120.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Meedyah Morsels #1-120 compilation.

And, here's all four batches so far.

Now, to link this to archives.

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