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‘Young Justice: Outsiders” New Release Schedule

The fan FAVORITE animated series is  set to return this Tuesday, July 2, over on DC Universe. If you liked the release format for the first half of the season- tough luck! The streaming service has decided to go with a different battle plan for the back thirteen. This Tuesday will copy the previous premiere with three episodes (14-16) but after that will switch to one episode per week. This is likely due to the lack of original content hitting the DC streaming service, the cancellation of Swamp Thing, and trying to find ways to keep fans coming back for a longer stretch of time. At the moment we know that there are still a hand full of new shows set to release this year (Stargirl, Harley, and Titans season 2) but will this project get the green light for season four? I hope so! There’s no doubt that the most anticipated series for the streaming service was Young Justice. How often do you hear of not just a series, but an animated one, getting …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Trailer Discussion

Good morning, Charlie! The trailer for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot starring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska has officially dropped! Thoughts? Let’s begin. Pandering: The trailer opens with Kristen Stewart looking directly at the camera and saying, ” I think women can do anything.” UGHHH!!! As famously said by Sammie from the Jersey Shore, STAAAAHHPP. It’s Charlie’s Angels; it’s one of the most iconic female lead properties EVER, you’re using guns, you’re kicking ass, you’re using tech and explosives, you’re brilliant, you’re beautiful- you don’t have to SAY this. The trailer and the movie will speak for themselves! Three Bosley’s?: Elizabeth Banks appears to be the film’s Bosley yet IMDb also has Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou listed in the role. So, is “Bosley” just a title as it was used for Bernie Mac (RIP) in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle? I’m glad to SEE Stewart, but after he came on screen my immediate thought was- this guy would have been the PERFECT voice for Charlie! Alas, not the case. We’ll see what …

‘The Lion King’ Soundtrack Details Release; I Can’t Deal!

The official track list for the highly anticipated remake of The Lion King has released! No, no actual songs have released; we’ll just have to wait to see the film in theaters to get our first taste. However, I have been curious (especially after getting that Beyonce and Donald Glover tease from the latest trailer) to see what new tracks could pop up. The official list is as follows; “Circle of Life”/“Nants’ Ingonyama” – Performed by Lindiwe Mkhize; African vocals performed by Lebo M; written and composed by Elton John and Tim Rice; “Nants’ Ingonyama” written by Lebohang Morake and Hans Zimmer; produced by Hans Zimmer; vocals produced by Stephen Lipson  “Life’s Not Fair” – Hans Zimmer  “Rafiki’s Fireflies” – Hans Zimmer  “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – Performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and John Oliver; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson  “Elephant Graveyard” – Hans Zimmer  “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) – Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor; written by Elton John and Tim …

‘Wizards Unite’ is Dull

Look everyone, I’m a potterhead. I am. I’ve read the books so many times I lost count. I enjoyed the films. I believe the first ten years of this century were brighter because of those books and movies. That being said, what the hell is happening to this franchise?! I’m getting so frustrated! Remember when Harry Potter was the top dog?! I understand that time moves on and things change, but this just hurts, ya’ll. I downloaded the game yesterday to see what we had and, to me, it’s just not interesting. Perhaps because it feels slightly like a plagiarized Pokemon Go?  Yes, I’m frustrated at the decline of the franchise, but what adds another layer of ire is that it feels like the elements to bring it back to glory is right in front of us all! If they want to step into the gaming sphere then they need to commit to something big or cut it out. With the soon to release playstation and Xbox, a Wizarding World game feels like the obvious …

The Blues and Pinks of HBO’s “Euphoria”

Well that was heavy! I just finished the pilot episode for HBO’s next (great?) television series, Euphoria. Staring Zendaya, in what might be her strongest role yet, the series focuses around her character, Rue, as she goes through drug addiction and the rollercoaster of adolescence. Is it the next Degrassi? Am I finally that old where I’m asking, “is this what kids are really up to these days?” I’m not sure! I would say the show has elements of Degrassi meets Thirteen Reasons Why meets Skins. Do I like the show? Yeah! It’s heavy as F***, but it’s good. Let’s look at some highlights. Rue:  Zendaya is a star. Period. Her actions as Rue would cause anyone to judge or maybe even hate her. Yet, she plays the character from such a fragile place that you don’t root against her at any point. At least not in this premiere episode…fingers crossed we don’t. Yes, the bike crashing montage was HILARIOUS. Her face after Jules’ moment in the kitchen was a tension breaker for sure. Zandaya brings …

Six Times Pixar Screwed Us UP

It was announced yesterday that Disney Pixar would not have just one but TWO films releasing in 2020. Unlike their recent streak of films, both projects will be complete originals. The first, Onward, will release in March of 2020 while the second, Soul, does not yet have a release date. What we DO have is the official logo for the film (seen above) as well as a description that reads: “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.” …..What the F*** Pixar! For F***** sake! Is it just me or does every Pixar project feel more and more like a kids movie trojan-horse REALLY designed to expose you to the dark elements of mortality! Need some examples? Here we go. Up: On a flight to Venezuela I decided to play this little number because I heard the dream of …

LGBT Superheroes

  Oh let’s keep the pride going! Today, instead of a movie review, let’s talk about some of the best, and the “are you kidding me?”, of LGBT representation in the superhero genre. Now, for those who love themselves a good comic book movie, you will notice the number of gay representation is virtually zero! However, in the comic world, as  you can see in the image above, the representation is on point. You’ll be surprised to find out many of these characters have actually appeared in movies and television! Yet, as usual, that element of their identity remains in the closet at the Hall of Justice. Let’s take a look at some! Wonder Woman: That’s right. The princess of Themyscira and daugther of Hippolyta isbisexual by canon! Did you know that? Probably not since it’s never been addressed in an animated series, animated film, live-action film, or live-action series! The closest thing we got to this tidbit was in the successful 2017 film where Diana and Steve Trevor lay in a boat and talk about …

‘West Side Story’ First Image

IT’S HAPPENING. F$#^ It’s happening! Stay calm! We have our FIRST look at the Jets and the Sharks from Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.  I have been low-key (but actually very high-key) super excited for this movie. First of all, Spielberg is directing it. Second, I’m a sucker for Romeo and Juliet. It’s one of my favorite plays of all time. Third, we are getting an actual latina to play Maria. You might be thinking, why wouldn’t a latin young woman play Maria, a girl from Puerto Rico, in the original movie? My answer? I DON’T KNOW! Racism?! The first West Side Story which released in 1961 had Natalie Wood play the leading role. If my memory serves me correctly, Rita Morena (an EGOT holder and a F#$^# legend) auditioned for the role but was denied. Of course, it worked out I suppose since she took home the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role as Anita (and my favorite character in the play). Now, our new Maria, Rachel Zegler is half Colombian and half …

‘Beautiful Thing’ Review

The LGBT appreciation continues with the review of not just one of my favorite LGBT movies, but one of my favorite movies PERIOD of all time- Beautiful Thing. Talk about a film before it’s time! I discovered this movie back in 2006. As a gay teen with little places to find representation (let alone a sign of hope), this film REALLY left a stamp on my soul that maybe things don’t have to be so bad! Following Ste (Scott Neal) a stern teen with an abusive father and brother along with Jaime (Glen Berry) his next door neighbor with a rocky mother-son relationship of his own, we have the first (and only?) gay teen romance movie! There are no negatives! I just want to take the time to highlight what made this film such a timeless icon. Not Another Gay Tragedy: When it comes to gay representation we are usually given the gay comic relief or the story of the gay tragedy. The latter has not been in short supply when it comes to gay …

‘Swamp Thing’ Cancelled: Uuuuhhh

SO, it has just been reported that DC Universe’s latest installment, Swamp Thing,  has been cancelled after just one episode… talk about a horror situation. Some might recall that weeks ago the episode count for the season was reduced from thirteen to ten with little to no explanation as to why. For damage control, the streaming service decided to drop the first teaser image for the protector of the green; an image that was, in my opinion, pretty damn good! I watched the pilot episode and gave my review. Overall, I thought it had a ton of promise! It leaned in HEAVY to the horror genre and managed to gross the F@#%@ out of me! Is that everyone’s cup of tea? Not at all. It certainly isn’t mine. Yet, I appreciated what the series was trying to do with the property. Horror has been the genre that comic book adaptations hasn’t been able to break into (at least not successfully) and it seemed the series was on its way to pull it off.  What seems …