Pixar seemed to get its groove back with Inside Out, a look into the mind of an eleven year old girl. Her anthropomorphic emotional states that formed the committee running her brain are: yellow Joy, blue Sadness, red Anger, green Disgust, and purple Fear. Obviously for a family movie, you need to simplify the complex emotions everybody has. But people are made up of many more than the simple primary emotions.
A lot of pop culture news happens. Some of it you don't need to know. Some of it you only need the briefest bit of it. And pretty much all of it is not urgent. Welcome to an endeavor to save you time and sanity. Enjoy.
And here it is: the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Collection. Well...not really, that's not it...that's just the image that's posted on Amazon for the pre-orders. But it's an Amazon exclusive, so if you want the films Iron Man 3 through Ant-Man plus a "bonus disc and more" now's your chance. Speaking of which, Ant-Man is also available for pre-order. No release date for either one yet.
It's Episode #185 for Ant-Man, in which our protagonist talks about the Marvel streak, frets about their editorial past and also reflects on how the biggest fights can look tiny and inconsequential from a different height. Wow, that's deep, man. [[ More This Way... ]]
Why sift through a site where there's a news story for every time any project sneezes? We read it all and we give you a digest version of just the important stuff. You're busy and have a life. Everything else can wait. Enjoy.
First things first...it's Prime Day at Amazon. You have to be a Prime Member, but hey, grab the 30-day trial membership and rock on with your bad self. You can cancel. Although I don't recommend it. I use Prime all the time. And everything you purchase by going through us, we get kickbacks for. Thanks!
Jon Bernthal was spotted on the set of Daredevil as Frank Castle/Punisher. I'll miss Ray Stevenson, but I think it works. Source/Photo via Just Jared.
Bruce Timm announced that next year should see the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke as a DC animated feature. That's...pretty ballsy. I wonder how faithful to that dark-as-hell book they're going to be? Source.
I first learned of this when I was listening to Graham Norton's episode of Desert Island Discs. A TV special from 2001 featured Norton going to Dollywood at the invite of the grand lady herself. One of the things that resulted was the following, which, in a fit of madness and hilarity, Norton picked as one of his discs to take to the desert island with him.
The big news from yesterday at San Diego was the one-two punch of Kirkman-infused zombie mayhem. We have the Season 6 trailer for Walking Dead, which is A) badass and 2) probably as misleading as the Season 5 trailer was. And I love being misled by trailers, so bring that noise. I'm sure I will have my own theories to air out on Weekend Justice. But it looks like the fit is going to hit the shan, starting October 11th.
Big Finish Productions has, since 1999, had the license from the BBC to make Doctor Who audio plays. Big Finish has turned this into a gold mine. They have created new stories for the five remaining classic Doctor Who actors (Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann) and for many of the remaining companions as well. New companions for the Doctor have been created, old characters have been given new spinoff series, and the Whoniverse has been explored and expanded unbound by visual effects. The BBC seems to be quite pleased by Big Finish. Not only were the Eight Doctor's Big Finish companions named-checked in "The Night of the Doctor," their license has been extended til 2020.
However, one area has been verboten. The BBC has made any reference to the new Doctor Who series off limits. So no Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, or Twelve Doctors or any of the new companions, monsters, or events can be used in any Big Finish production.