I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to try the Strawberry Smiggles Cereal from Rick and Morty. Well, the cereal actually exists in real life now and you can buy it and eat it! A box of cereal will cost you $12.99, but it's got to be worth it! Right!? If you want to buy yourself a box or two or three, click here. It's an FYE exclusive. I've already ordered a box for myself! I hope it tastes good!
The mascot of Strawberry Smiggles is Tophat Jones, a parody of the cereal mascots of Lucky Charms and Trix. Here's the crazy commercial for the cereal in which we watch a couple kids tear into Tophat Jones belly and eat his guts. The cereal is just that good!
First of all, I just have to say how much I love Finn Wolfhard's name. It's pretty badass. The star of Stranger Things and IT is riding high off the success of these projects and now he's landed another lead role in a film called Dog Days.
If you're a dog fan, then you'll probably be into it. The story follows "a group of interconnected humans brought together by their canine counterparts as each faces hardships in life with their trusty pets at their side."
According to Deadline, Wolfhard will play a character named Tyler, who is described as "an altruistic and thoughtful pizza delivery boy."
Wolfhard is such a talented young actor and I think he's got a solid successful acting career ahead of him. He was great in IT! Hopefully, he continues to pick good prohjects to be a part of. The actor will join the previously cast Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries).
Showtime has acquired the rights to Bill Clinton and James Patterson's upcoming novel The President is Missing and they will adapt it into a TV series. This actually sounds like it could be a pretty awesome series.
The story will center around "a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know." The fact that Clinton is involved with this whole thing is cool, especially with his first-hand knowledge of being a President implemented into the story.
Showtime Network president and CEO David Nevins had this to say in a statement:
“Bringing The President Is Missing to Showtime is a coup of the highest order. The pairing of President Clinton with fiction’s most gripping storyteller promises a kinetic experience, one that the book world has salivated over for months and that now will dovetail perfectly into a politically relevant, character-based action series for our network.”
“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim. And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life.”
Patterson then went on to say:
“The White House is such an exciting world to explore and is made even more so with the unique insights of a former President. Rich storytelling opportunities for this series abound.”
The book is set to be published in June of 2018. I'm interested in seeing what kind of creative talent they bring on to develop the series and see how it turns out.
For those of you who are aspiring filmmakers, I've got some cool news for you today! Legendary director Martin Scorsese is launching an online course in the art of filmmaking!
In the course, Scorsese will deconstruct his films and provide insights into how he approaches filmmaking, including lessons on storytelling, editing and working with actors. The MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. In addition, students enrolled in the class will be able to upload video questions to Scorsese, who will provide select feedback.
This is awesome and it's totally affordable! The class will debut in early 2018 through an online-education startup company called MasterClass and the class will only cost $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons. Scorsese had this to say in a statement:
“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my own inspirations and experiences and practices and evolutions. Not as a blueprint for how to make movies but as a guidepost, an offering to young people attempting to find their own way.”
If you want to get in on this action, you can pre-enroll starting today, Friday, September 22nd, at masterclass.com/ms.
The Fast & Furious Live arena show is coming and today we have a new trailer, a couple of posters, and all of the details you'll need to know about it. About a month ago we learned that Vin Diesel would star in the show, and it actually looks like it could be a ton of fun! If you're into racing cars and car stunts.
Universal Brand Development, Fast Live Productions and tour producers Live Nation Entertainment have announced that the Fast & Furious Live tour will premiere in London at the world famous O2 Arena on January 19th, 2018 before heading across Europe as part of the first leg of the global arena tour.
Below you will find all the details from the press release. Look them over and let us know if this is something you'd want to attend.
The action and excitement from one of the most popular and enduring film series of all-time will come to life in this ground-breaking live-arena tour. Check out a short Fast & Furious Live trailer below, as well as numerous photos in the gallery!
Creative director and executive producer of Fast & Furious Live Rowland French said: “It’s been years in the making, and we are beyond excited to finally show fellow fans what we have been creating in order to bring ‘Fast & Furious Live’ to the global stage. With this mix of extraordinary stunts, special effects, cutting-edge 3D-projection mapping – as well as drivers pushing their own limits — every performance will create an unforgettable experience for the live audience. Twenty-three cities across 14 countries is just the beginning for ‘Fast & Furious Live.’”
The adrenaline-fueled, two-hour show is set to be the most spectacular live arena production ever produced, featuring precision performance driving and newly-created, physics-defying stunts. Using favourite cars and locations that criss-cross the globe along with key scenes from the film series – created via state-of-the-art 3D projection mapping – fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies.
“’Fast & Furious Live’ will allow audiences worldwide to experience the extreme action sequences from the franchise through an authentic live experience,” said Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development. “With this live show, we are redefining fan access and bringing audiences closer than ever to their favourite movie moments.”
Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable. Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites — from Dom’s legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6, Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise.
Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied for the opportunity to join the production and, following extensive auditions, have been whittled down to the ultimate elite team who have started a rigorous 4-month training camp in preparation for the world tour. They will be joined by some of the world’s leading parkour athletes resulting in a truly global cast who will be performing incredible stunts and never-before-seen live action.
Executive President Touring International Music, Live Nation, Phil Bowdery said: “As the world’s largest live-entertainment company, we have been part of many incredible shows, but we are especially thrilled to be working on ‘Fast & Furious Live,’ which will offer fans a spectacle on an unprecedented scale.”
The European tour will debut with a ‘super-charged’ world premiere at London’s O2 arena on 19 January 2018 before heading across the continent to the biggest and best arenas in Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
A couple new posters have been released for Stranger Things. The poster above awesomely pays tribute to the classic 1985 adventure film The Goonies. It came along with the caption, "Join the Adventure". Don't mind if I do! The second poster below features Will facing down a terrifying villainous threat.
Wow! It's been awhile since I've heard of anyone hacking into a TV broadcast system! But, it happened on Thursday morning when a lot of people in the Orange County area of California were treated to some emergency alert messages warning of an alien invasion and that the apocalypse was coming.
One video of the broadcast's was uploaded to YouTube and it features a terrified voice saying:
“The space program made contact with... They are not what they claim to be. They have infiltrated a lot of, uh, a lot of aspects of military establishment, particularly Area 51. The disasters that are coming—the military—I’m sorry the government knows about them...”
Another unauthorized faked emergency broadcast features a different voice warning that "extremely violent times will come." One person who heard it told the Orange Country Register:
"It almost sounded like Hitler talking. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television."
Another woman said:
“I was definitely startled, ’cause the volume increased exponentially. I wasn’t alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, ’cause I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.”
Cox and Spectrum are currently investigating who sent out the alert, which was obviously a prank, and it's a great prank it was! Someone just trying to replicate the same kind of fear that Orson Wells' 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast had on people. I wish I would have experienced it when it popped up!
I don't know, I think this whole thing is kinda cool. What do you think? Here's another recording.
It's going to be awhile before we get to see Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Her solo film doesn't even come out until 2019, but the actress is planning to eventually take her involvement with Marvel even further. During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, she was asked if she would ever direct a Marvel film and she said:
"Oh yeah, that’s my plan. Why not? My new life philosophy is I’m not going to tell myself no. I’m just going to do stuff until someone else tells me no."
Larson made her directorial debut with a film called Unicorn Store, which is about a woman named Kit who receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. The movie is described as a "replica of your teenage mood board: It has glitter, splashes of pink, annoying parents, vibrant ribbons and, of course, a shiny white mythological beast."
I have no idea if Larson is a good director or not, but the fact that she is getting out there and getting behind the camera is great! If she keeps it up and ends up making great films, who's to say she won't end up directing a Marvel film one day.
Would you think about the possibility of the Captain Marvel star directing a movie set in the MCU one day?
Netflix produced a film adaptation of Stephen King's novella 1922 and today they've released the first trailer. The movie stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and it looks like a freakin' great and creepy movie! I don't know why, but I was surprised by this trailer and how good the movie looks. I'm super excited about seeing this! If you're not familiar with the story, here's the synopsis:
1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
The movie was written and directed by Zak Hilditch and it also stars Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough. There's no release date yet, but I can't wait to watch it!
There's a new Tumblr page that was recently pointed out to me called Pennywise Confessions. The site is a place for people to share their sexual fantasies regarding Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT. I've gotta say... this is so damn weird and disturbingly creepy.
This might just be the most horrifying thing to come out of the movie! Never in a million years would I have thought there would be people who would have sexual fantasies about an evil clown killer. Just when I think the world couldn't get any more deranged... this happens.
These are just a few of the things that have been posted on the site. If you're offended by vulgar language, you might not want to read these. These are some of the tame ones compared to what's on the Tumblr page!
I don't know, these people just seem crazy to me!!!! To each their own... I guess...