As the entertainment industry exponentially expands, so does its constant coverage — blogs, podcasts, YouTube shows, and magazines to cover every episode, casting announcement, trailer, and movie release that happens during the course of the week.
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News & Rumor Roundup
– Marvel Studios rumored to be developing a “Hulk vs. Wolverine” film. [read more]
– Robert Pattinson opens up about being cast as Batman. [read more]
– The Falcon and The Winter Solider may introduce an entirely new version of Captain America. [read more]
– Joker director explains the difference between Heath Ledger’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s versions. [read more]
“What’s Dropping Slime?”
Mayans M.C. (Season 2, FX) – Tuesday, September 3
2019 NFL Season (Bears vs Packers, NBC) – Thursday, September 5
The Spy (Netflix) – Friday, September 6
It: Chapter Two – Friday, September 6
Trailers & Tings
Full Joker Press Conference At Venice Film Festival
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer – Dark Rey, Evil C3P0, Easter Eggs, Things Missed
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Classic Sitcom Moment of the Week
“The Dinner Party” – The Office (Season 4, Episode 13)
Throwback Watch of the Week
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Official Synopsis: “Lifelong friends and roommates Zack and Miri are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will not ruin their friendship. But, as filming begins, what started out as a business proposition between friends turns into something much more.”
Our Review: It can be argued that over the course of the last decade, no comedy actor has been as successful as Seth Rogen. And yet, when the Rogen hits from the past 10 years are discussed, rarely is Zack and Miri Make A Porno mentioned.
Directed by Kevin Smith, Zack and Miri Make A Porno features charming, heartfelt turns from Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, and at just 101 minutes, is an absolute breeze of a comedy. It’s one of the ultimate “turn your brain off and giggle” movies of the last decade, while also highlighting an era of comedy gone by that would never survive in today’s hyper politically correct culture.
Netflix Gem of the Week
The Good Place
Official Synopsis: The series premiered on September 19, 2016 on NBC. The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael (Ted Danson) to “The Good Place”, a highly selective Heaven-like utopia he designed, as a reward for her righteous life.
Our Review: With the third season now on Netflix, the entirety of The Good Place has made its way to the streaming service, immediately making it one of the most binge-able comedies they have to offer. From the guy behind The Office and Parks & Recreation, The Good Place is yet another worthy entry in creator Michale Schur’s canon, as it is both biting hilarious yet underrated heartfelt.
Pop Culture Must-Cops
Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi – BUY IT HERE
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