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HBO Post GoT: His Dark Materials is About to Hit

Maybe the third time around will be the charm for this very controversial book and author.  No pun intended, but author Pullman pulled no punches when discussing his series His Dark Materials or his very strong, negative opinions regarding Christian religion.

His series’ goal is destroying Catholicism and killing God. God in the book is merciless, a tyrant, and a fraud. It’s really no wonder why many people find his book dangerous.  So, just who is Philip Pullman and just what is his controversial work “His Dark Materials” trilogy all about?

This is the third shot for a live-action adaption on HBO starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne King is getting ready to be released. As hard as it might be to believe, in 2007, a movie starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman hit theaters but Pullman’s books were considered controversial and even dangerous.

This is a science fantasy that takes place in a series of parallel universes and was originally marketed as a children’s book that was released between 1995 and 2000. It’s about 2 pre-teens, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, who occasionally hunt for and occasionally run from their parents.

It’s a story about angels and magic bears, ex-nuns, and outer-body souls that accompany humans in the form of animals known as Daemons. Many of the lines deal with destiny and whether we create it or embrace it which caused a lot of controversy among Christian groups.

Lyra and Will travel through several worlds, ages, and continents because they are chasing characters like Lord Asriel, who is working to dismantle earth’s most prominent church, the Magisterium. They are also trying to take down “Dust” (or original sin) while Mrs. Coulter is working to protect the church’s mighty power.

God is called The Authority who is a merciless tyrant and fraud. (That truly doesn’t help the cause for the book.)

The most dangerous author in Britain

In 2002, the conservative journalist in the UK, Peter Hitchens, published an article about Pullman’s book stating that he believes this is the most dangerous author in Britain. He went on to say that Pullman is the anti-C. S. Lewis that atheists would pray for if atheists prayed.

In 2007, when the movie was preparing to be released, the Catholic League campaigned against the move believing it promoted atheism and denigrated Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism.

In 2008, the series was second out of the top 10 books that others tried to get banned in the U.S, according to the American Library Association.  From 2000 to 2009 it held the number 8 spot on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Banned Challenged Books list.

Pullman’s public appearance did nothing to stop the unrest.  Shortly after the final installment was released, he told the Washington Post that his goal was to undermine the foundation of the Christian belief.  During an interview with the Guardian in 2002, he stated that organized religion is necessarily corrupt.

He said when you have a political structure with hierarchies and ranks, you get corruption. Then in 2003, he had a conversation with Sydney Herald (which truly did nothing for his cause) saying his books are about killing God.

During a lecture in East Anglia in Norwich England, he wondered what prompted them to ask him to speak about religious education.  He said due to his criticism of religion in the past, different Christian groups have criticized him and he replied saying any comments he might have would be hostile.

A reporter from the New Yorker was present at the time when Pullman said that he did not think it’s possible that there is a god.  He said he could say something about moral education because it has something to do with the way we understand stories.

All said and done, Pullman did see sales climb in the tens of millions and a lot of illustrious awards.  He has been called one of the greatest writers in post-war Britain in 2019. On top of that, he was knighted for his contributions to literature.

His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and a thumb’s up to Pullman’s brilliant world-building.  Naming just a few titles that can be found in children’s and adult sections in bookstores.

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Streaming Wars: Empires Strike Each Other!

The wars continue to rage between these giant companies, first, it was content, then pricing, and now exclusion seems to be the latest line of attack in the video streaming wars. Disney told The Wall Street Journal they would shortly have their own “Netflix Killer”.

They will no longer run Netflix commercials on their major television networks, including ABC. According to another report from The Wall Street Journal, Disney also refuses to allow streaming rival Amazon to sell significant ad space on its multiple Disney apps.

It seems Amazon is firing back by threatening to remove Disney’s television apps from their Fire TV devices. Fire is an extremely powerful distributor of streaming TV apps.

The Forbidden Garden

If you think that’s it – you’d be wrong! Just lately, Apple has announced the will be launching their own subscription streaming service to compete with its mega rivals. They are systematically removing Amazon Prime Video apps from both of their App Stores.

It seems the world of television has become incredibly antagonistic and very complicated for the consumer. Hiding original content is now the name of the game. It’s becoming even more difficult for consumers to know where or how to find their favorite television shows.

On top of that, NBC Universal also has its own upcoming subscription streaming service. They are seriously trying to knock down the reigning streaming services and take it back. The question is, what are consumers supposed to do to get rid of these pricey cable bundles and NBC Universal is stepping forward with their own breed of horse.

Now, consumers can build their own bundles that fit them. That said, these virtual bundles ad up really quickly and are reaching the same pricey charges consumers have been trying to run from. It’s $12.99 for Netflix’s most popular package, $14.99 for HBO’s, $6.99 for Disney’s soon to be released streamer, and $4.99 for Apple’s.

On top of these prices, the consumer can expect to pay an additional $45 a month for watching live television!

All these mega streaming companies are far from being apologetic because so much is now at stake. Unfortunately, for traditional media and entertainment companies like Disney and NBC Universal, they are faced with the fact that their core television models for ads and cable subscriptions are dying.

This is forcing them to do the same thing v in this very scary new streaming world. They are willing to sacrifice massive dollars for ads from streaming competitors, like Netflix, on their television networks in order to increase their streaming chances. In other words, they are now willing to bite the hand that feeds them.

For newer media companies like Apple and Amazon, streaming services are a critical marketing tool to drive their core business models but they are not leading in content. For Apple, that means driving content to their high margin iPhones and Macs.

For Amazon content drives up sales from consumers shopping non-stop or consumers finding a better streaming competitor that offers better products and goods.

Over the past month, the frenzy of streaming wars is nowhere near slowing down and both Apple and Disney plan on taking the winning slots. This means, the media and entertainment industry along with consumer television choices and decision is only becoming more confusing and will continue to for many months ahead.

Where these streaming wars end is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, it seems only the consumer is in the cross-fire while these streaming giants fight for first place. As a consumer, you should keep your eyes wide open and your ear to the ground. Somewhere in this mess, hopefully, they will be something in it for the consumer.

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Robert DeNiro Gets His Way While Filming ‘Joker’

When he was filming the new movie Joker, Joaquin Phoenix found out exactly why Robert DeNiro is one Hollywood icon you don’t cross.

Both actors are well known for becoming completely involved in their roles, including often staying in character even when filming stops. However, there was a key difference when it came to their attitude towards the traditional script read-through.

Phoenix for his part has already gone on the record saying that he didn’t favor this way of working, preferring instead to keep a more organic ‘in-the-moment’ feel. However, when DeNiro was informed that Phoenix was not going to be doing the read-through the veteran actor was not best pleased.

According to the Director, DeNiro called him and told him that, yes, Phoenix was going to be there because that was his job. Phillips was stuck between the two men; one insisting that this was not going to happen, and the other insisting it was.

DeNiro the Persuader

Although Phoenix did arrive for the read-through he wasn’t feeling it and at one point insisted on leaving. In the end, it was DeNiro that convinced Phoenix that everything was going to be just fine and the talk-through went ahead.

It seems that DeNiro always manages to get his way whether that is on or off-screen.

During the filming, the two actors worked well together although they didn’t spend a lot of time in casual conversation. However, this was not due to malice or ill-will. According to DeNiro the two interacted as characters, did the job and then went home.

He says it makes life a lot simpler if you can stay in character and not get too involved in talking. As one of the greatest Hollywood actors of our time, it is certainly a technique that works.

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Golden Globes 2019: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Wins ‘Best Drama’

“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many expected to go to Lady Gaga.

TV stars Sandra Oh (from BBC America’s “Killing Eve”) and Andy Samberg (NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) delivered capably, albeit unspectacularly, as co-hosts. Overall, the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past with a sense of artificially overcompensating a corrective course on diversity and equal rights.

It was a night of major upsets in Los Angeles, where “Green Book”, considered a divisive road movie about race relations, emerged as the biggest winner at the 76th Gold Globe Awards on Sunday, as it took home three trophies, including best comedy. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named best drama, leaving “A Star Is Born”, the expected front-runner, with only the Globe for best song.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the blockbuster Freddie Mercury biopic, also won two Globes, with Rami Malek beating Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) for best actor. “Thank you for your courage in embracing your true self,” Graham King, a “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer, said of Mercury in collecting the best drama Globe.

“We’re still living in divided times,” said Peter Farrelly, who directed “Green Book”. “This story, when I heard it, gave me hope.” “Green Book” also won best screenplay and best supporting actor, which went to Ahershala Ali, who plays an erudite pianist in the film.

Among other upsets, veteran actress Glenn Close beat out favorite Lady Gaga for best actress. Gaga was expected to win for “A Star Is Born”, however, Close won the gong. A shocked Close, who won for “The Wife”, used the platform to tell women, “We have to find personal fulfillment.” Actresses in the ballroom subsequently jumped to their feet. “We have to follow our dreams.”

Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy or musical for her work in “The Favourite,” a pitch-black comedy about royal schemers. Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Christian Bale, who portrayed the former vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice”. “Thank you, Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale said in accepting the award.

The best actor in a TV drama award went to Richard Madden, star of Netflix’s action-packed counterterrorism thriller, “Bodyguard”. For TV comedies, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and Michael Douglas won best actor for Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”.

In the television categories, Golden Globes went to FX’s “The Americans” (best drama); Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” (best comedy); and FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (best limited series).

Jeff Bridges collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film, and Carol Burnett accepted a new award, named after her, for career achievement in television.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the awards has with a long history of voting idiosyncrasies, perhaps due to the fact it has only 88 people who cast ballots for the awards. The full list of winners can be seen here.

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The Golden Globes Are Just Around The Corner

In a few days, our TV’s, newspapers and social media feeds will be full of “This happened at the Golden Globes… yada yada yada.” It’s the 76th annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association event in which the Association will award the best films and TV shows of the year.

This year’s hosts are of course Andy Samberg, who is a two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Sandra Oh, who won a Globe in 2006 for her role on Grey’s Anatomy.
If you want to watch it live, tune in live on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

The red carpet event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
As opposed to last year, this time actresses will not be dressed in black in solidarity against sexual harassment, but in clothes that will not be used again, and that will cost more than many of us make a year.

This year the leading movie is Vice, which is up for six awards, including best motion picture, comedy or musical, and best performance by an actor in a comedy or musical.
Our favorite A Star Is Born received five nominations. Lady Gaga picked up one for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama, and Bradley Cooper is nominated for best director.

On the smaller screen, ‘The Assassination of Giani Versace: American Crime Story’ is up front with four nominations.
We’re happy to say that PEOPLE’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba‘s daughter, Isan Alba, was named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador. So that will be a nice tone to the event.

What’s surprising this year is the lack of nominations for This Is Us, in all categories. That’s weird.
Netflix’s Maniac, GLOW and Atlanta also were not included in this years ceremony. And so was House of Cards.

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The Top Selling Tours of 2018

As the year begins to draw to an eventful close, we’ve been blessed with our fair share of epic performances across the year. Some of the major performances have come from obvious names, some less obvious. Let’s take a look, though, at what some of the top-selling tours were across the world in 2018.

With music more accessible than ever, and global travel easier than ever, tour sales are through the roof for so many. Let’s take a look at why that might be, and who benefitted most musically in 2018.

Ed Sheeran

Naturally, all-around acoustic star Ed Sheeran led the way with his tour sales. He brought in a barely believable $432m from tour sales, showing you just how big a name he is. Rags to riches story mixed with catchy lyrics ensures that, for many, Sheeran is seen as one of the faces of the modern music industry.

Some might have less positive opinions of the man, but its’ hard to deny his impact on the music industry overall.

Taylor Swift

The country star turned mega star is one of the most popular artists in the world, and it is very easy indeed to see why. Her creative style of music mixed with her stylish charm ensures she is a hit for the parents as much as the kids.

Her growth as a musician has been rather meteoric, and her massive tour sales – a whopping $277m in North America alone – $345m worldwide shows the incredible skill and style that she boasts on-stage.

Jay Z

The rapper has been one of the biggest names in showbiz for a long time, and he managed to pull in a comical $254.1m alongside Beyonce for their joint tour in 2018. While they obviously don’t pocket all of that themselves, one of the most powerful couples in showbiz more than certainly don well out of this experience.

The tour was a huge hit, and was easily one of the most well-received in the world: and it’s so easy to see why.

Pink

Pink was high up on the list, too, contributing to the incredible $5.6bn raised across the world in ticket sales. Her own tour was not far of the size of the Beyonce/Jay-Z one, so it’s easy to see why so many were entranced by her performances. The glamor and the richness of her performance, not to mention her exceptional vocal range in person, ensures that she is one of the best artists to go and see live.

Roger Waters

The former Pink Floyd frontman came 7th in the Top 25 list for 2018, but we wanted to give him a special mention. His politically empowered tour seen him stand up against the likes of Bolsonaro in Brazil, and it ensured that he passed on a message that his own generation fought so much for.

Waters is a legend, and his immense tours were one of the most exciting of the year – it just goes to show that you don’t need to be an up and comer to make it big on the tour scene: sometimes, the classics are the best.

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Fake Festival in UK Confused Half A Million Revelers

For the good people of Britain, one of the most common problems you have is the weather. We’re often left with about 12 weeks of the year to fit all of our enjoyment into – and it’s why so many festivals happen year-in, year-out.

Some festivals sound better than others, of course – but it’s important to remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take the festival which was supposed to have everyone from Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft to the Arctic Monkeys, the 1975 and Blossoms.

It’s like a dream festival for all of those middle-aged men with Paul Weller haircuts!

Sadly, a dream was all it was. A rather wild college student threw together an awesome looking flyer for an event called ‘Yorkshire Fields’ – and it had just about everyone you could think of. It even had Scottish musical superstar Gerry Cinnamon!

More importantly, though, the line-up was a lot of bollocks. It was posted online, and it got so many people excited. Ollie Yates is the mastermind behind the evil scheme, and he managed to make a fool of many a festival traveler. It was all part of a social media campaign for college, and Yates decided it was a good idea to try and fool half the UK music scene.

With a simple £5 Facebook Ads boost, the post got around the social media page and before long had around 500,000 people viewing the image in total. This seen people talking about, tagging their mates and making plans for a totally fictitious festival.

The dubious scheme unveiled

However, as it continued to go on, it had to eventually be unraveled for the waiting public. The announcement on the ‘official’ Facebook page announced that it was a social experiment to test how social media could empower and build business: hence the total lack of detail outside of the single Facebook page.

Yates spoke about the project with LADBible, where he said: “The aim was to get a few reactions on how the post could be shared and how something that’s so ludicrous [could] go viral, and actually get people to believe it.

“I didn’t expect the result I got in the end. I got the page to over 5,000 likes (which is now going down as I announced it wasn’t real).”

Naturally, there has been a happy mixture of charming ripostes, witty retorts and, as this is the internet, downright abuse. Given it was eventually being shared around musicians and asking them for comment, we’re sure that this college experiment has well and truly been a resounding success – so long as you never spent hours trying to work out how to procure tickets

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Consensus: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie

For years fans, cast and crew have been debating if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. Now, Fox is finally settling that age-old debate.

The studio that owns the movie is getting into the act, The new, 90-second trailer (promoting the film’s 30th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray) is chock full of holiday tropes. It’s got an upbeat John Hughes-y narrator, Yuletide music, and lots of explosions and death. Happy holidays!

Accompany the trailer is a new synopsis that should get you into the Holiday spirits:

“Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents.

He’s there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor.”

Although Willis himself said, “‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie, it’s a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!” at his Comedy Central roast in July, this trailer is sure to make you a believer.

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Check Out New Christmas Movies on Netflix

Netflix has scheduled four amazing Christmas movies for you this holiday. These picks are nice, and they will be helpful if you find it hard to make a choice like I sometimes do.

I am sure movie producers find it hard to make Christmas classics because of the high expectations. While some of the Christmas movies have been a hit in the box office, others were forgotten after a while. However, these storylines may be adapted many years later and remade into new movies.

We are happy Netflix has decided to make a move to preserve our favorite Christmas movies. The streaming platform has repeatedly selected some of the amazing Christmas movies with engaging storylines to be featured at the end of the year. This approach makes the Netflix platform a wonderful addition to every family’s screen entertainment plan during the holidays. The movies Netflix chooses to show are free from obscene language; they also do not advertise unhealthy living options or show people drinking alcoholic beverages.

The Christmas movies are also not so serious. The scenes are somewhat comedic, which can make the viewers laugh and have a great time. They can also be used to set the mood during holiday parties. While Netflix has made this move to give its subscribers awesome Christmas movie options this season, the selection has been made to feature movies many people may not be willing to pay and watch at the cinemas.

The Christmas Chronicles

In this movie, Kurt Russell plays the role of Saint Nick who mistakenly crashes the great Santa’s sleigh. In a bid to save Christmas, he must make quick amends. He teams up with two young ‘heroes’ to ensure Christmas gifts are delivered to the children. The movie is a mix of bizarre, incredible decisions, laughter, and some emotion; overall, it is a satisfying film for both the young and old.

Dumplin

This is another classic feature starring Jennifer Aniston, Anne Fletcher, Danielle Macdonald, and other awesome stars. It is a nice movie, the performances are spectacular, and you will enjoy the Dolly Parton soundtrack for this movie. One thing that stands out with this movie is the cheerful entertainment that can put smiles on the face of everyone watching the scenes. It is surely a movie to watch on Netflix. The movie advocates being free spirited, open-minded, and the need to stay positive.

A Christmas Prince

The Royal Wedding You will enjoy the unfolding drama as Amber, who had helped Richard secure his throne now plans to marry him. She will become the Queen; however, Amber is not really sure she is ready to live the rest of her life as a Queen.

The Princess Switch

This movie was rated at 89% by Rotten Tomatoes. It is a nice film about the life of a duchess who switches roles with a normal girl just before Christmas. She gets to experience a different kind of Christmas living life as a normal citizen in her country. However, she ends up falling in love with the other girl’s man, and same thing happens in the castle, find out more on Netflix.

Christmas Inheritance

The soundtrack for this movie is amazing. A young woman is forced to overcome the snow to deliver a Christmas card on behalf of her father. If she can perform this task successfully, she will inherit her father’s vast business. However, her experiences while trying to accomplish the goal changes her mind about many things.

Well, we are happy Netflix has chosen to show these movies, they have great stories, and more people can appreciate them even if many of the movies were released over one year ago. Thankfully, we can have a great time on Christmas day, and during the holidays with nice, humor-filled Christmas movies.

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Is Legend Of Zelda On Its Way To Our TV??

We have heard some buzz about an on-going project that will make fans of the “Legend of Zelda” very excited. We hear Adi Shankar has just launched the bid for this project; it is a TV series about the popular game – Legend of Zelda.

Legend of Zelda was launched in the 1980s. It is a video game created by Japanese game makers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. The game was created for Nintendo, and it was a huge hit. Over the years, there have been so many sequels, and a new version released to add more twists to the game. In total, over 92 million copies of the game have been sold globally.

Now, this franchise is about to be remade into TV series. We noticed a post made by Adi Shankar about plans to start cooperation with the Japanese gaming company. The goal is to adapt the legendary games into the TV series. It is not difficult to see the stakeholders are trying to keep their plans under the wraps but we know whatever it is, the outcome will make the fans really happy. There are so many questions because we are excited about the project.

We want to know if it will be an animated TV series or whether the show will feature live characters. It is also speculated that Netflix may be the platform for the release of this game. We know Netflix only touches the best, so if they are on board with this project; it is going to be awesome. If it is going to be a TV show with live actors, you can expect a lot of thrilling scenes and action. This means the cast should be extraordinary. Well, there is little we can do now until the people behind this show are ready to reveal more information.

It is such a great delight when we hear about shows like this; imagine enjoying the game as a child, and now we can watch the TV shows too. This is calling all Legend of Zelda fans; let’s keep a close watch on the social media pages of everyone remotely linked to this project. We await the best, and hopefully, a date will be set for the release of the trailer.

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Yay! Celebrity Deathmatch Set for Reboot

As one of the most enjoyable TV shows of the MTV era, Celebrity Deathmatch got viewers from all around the world. It was wild, completely out of the loop with normal TV and, most importantly, was pretty damn funny. However, for anyone who has taken part in watching this famous show from the noughties, you’ll be happy to know it’s getting a full reboot.

According to Ice Cube, the show will be coming back in the near future. MTV Studios will be working with Ice Cube and Jeff Kawtinetz to help make this even better than the original. MTV has enjoyed a lot of success from jumping into some of their more old-school and most celebrated projects once again. now, we can expect to see Celebrity Deathmatch returning in all of its shocking and chaotic style.

From 1998 until 2002, the original series was one of the major MTV hits of the era. Eric Fogel, the previous creator of the original series, will take an executive production role for this. With comical visual style and outrageous scenes of hilarious violence, we can expect that this latest move will help to bring viewers back to MTV.

The Classics Are The Best

Ice Cube noted his happiness to be involved with the project, saying: “Happy to once again be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favorite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to continue our success together,”

While it might be slightly out of scope with what people do and watch today, it is safe to say that for many people Celebrity Deathmatch was one of the most enjoyed cult hit shows of its era. While some might find it all a little odd today, it will be funny to see how tech and narrative advancements make this even more enjoyable.

Add in the fact that the celebrity list is bigger today than ever before, and it should be easy to imagine some truly hilarious match-ups taking place. Whatever happens with this latest reboot, it’s nice to see that some classic ideas still hold some kind of artistic merit with production firms.

It might not be to the taste of everyone, but the previous boot of the show was hugely enjoyed at the time. Alongside TV shows like Bo Selecta, it played a key role in opening up a whole new kind of satire on the TV, and was quite the trailblazer.

For those who want to rekindle their love of clay celebrities engaging in brutal battles, then, be sure to keep an eye out for more information about the reboot!

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Another ‘War of the Worlds’ Remake?!

As the world seems to have run out of ideas in entertainment, politics, and economics, are you really surprised?

That’s right: War of the Worlds is getting another remake. The old-school classic is about to get a new generation facelift to try and capture another generation entirely. However, it would appear that what was once just a quiet rumor appears to be picking up the pace – and big names along the way. Indeed, it would appear that Greg Kinnear is going to take part in the new remake.

Developed by Canal Plus and by Fox, too, this sounds like it might actually be decent. The actor will be getting brought in after some impressive roles in the likes of House of Cards and Little Miss Sunshine, but probably mostly based on the strength of his Oscar-nominated role in As Good as it Gets. He’s a very impressive actor, and it sounds like his wonderful resume might just land him a major role in a massive reboot that’s sure to rake in the monies.

Interestingly, it sounds like the remake is going to be told across an eight-part series instead of a conventional movie remake. This obviously has people quite interested, especially as it’s got a successful name in Merlin creator Howard Overman involved. It’s going to take place in a modernized America, so we can expect some subtle yet significant changes.

Overman, though, appears determined to impress both new fans as well as any lovers of the old classic. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he stated: “I look forward to bringing our bold, fresh and relatable version, inspired by this much-loved story to a new audience,”

More of the same?

Interestingly, the BBC also have a three-part remake of the old-school H.G. Wells novel coming out, too. This is going to involve a few notable names, namely Robert Carlyle. As impressive an actor as Scotland has produced, he would make an excellent addition to any remake of this classic tale. Fans, though, might be a touch worried that this excellent book is going to get a touch overly saturated.

Indeed, in 2005 alone we saw three versions of this appear in media format. 2012 seen a sequel and a loose adaption. For the first time in six years, though, we’re going to get what feels like a generation mass-repeat of a wonderful book.

It might all be a bit much, but with each version having its own star actors involved, we might just get the best versions yet.

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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘SpongeBob’ Dies at 57

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.

Hillenburg died from ALS, which he revealed he was diagnosed with in March 2017. Nickelodoen paid tribute to him in a tweet on Tuesday, writing,

“We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”

Hillenburg graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an emphasis on marine resources.He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1992.  He started working at Nickoleadon in 1993 serving as a director and writer on the show“Rocko’s Modern Life.”

It is there that he began to work full-time on writing producing, and directing on the animated series that would eventually become “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

The first episode aired on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999 and the series commenced its full run on July 17 of that year. The series has aired nearly 250 episodes to date..The series has won both U.S. and British Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and ASACP Awards and has been dubbed or sub-titled in more than 60 languages, including Urdu, Azerbaijani and Maori.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg and their son Clay.

On Tuesday afternoon, Nickelodeon broke the sad news that SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57.
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New Found Dinosaur Species Named After Marvel’s Thanos

Any Comic book  fan knows who Thanos is, he was always quite a big deal within the Marvel lore but unlike other Marvel characters that broke out into the mainstream in the last two decades, Thanos remained in the shadow for a while. All of that off course changed when Infinity War came along and showed what a great character he really is. Now that Josh Brolin’s portrayal of the  the Mad Titan made him a household name all across the world, Thanos receives a huge honor from the scientific community as he now has a dinosaur named after him. Yeah, you read that right  Thanos is now the name of a newly-discovered species of dinosaurs.

The species which is called the Thanos simonattoi —was a carnivorous dinosaur that resided in Brazil during the later part of Cretaceous Period around 145 million years ago. The announcement of the new dinosaur discovery first came in Historical Biology, a journal first published online on November 16, 2018.

“In the present contribution, we describe a new abelisaurid (Thanos simonattoi, gen. et sp. nov.) from the São José do Rio Preto Formation, Bauru Group, Brazil (Upper Cretaceous). Thanos differs from other theropods by having a well-developed keel becoming wider and deeper posteriorly on the ventral surface; two lateral small foramina separated by a relative wide wall on each lateral surface of the centrum, and well-developed and deep prezygapophyseal spinodiapophyseal fossae.”

It is still unknown what the future holds for the character in the the MCU, Brolin is set to reprise his role as Thanos once again in next year’s Avengers 4, but that might not because of the last time according to the actor. If he has his way, Brolin would appear in more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the near future.

“You know what, I don’t know what the future brings and who knows, but [I] love the idea of something infinite like this,” Brolin told ScreenRant. “I’ve never been involved in sequels. The fact that we’ve done some of Avengers 2, oh sorry, Avengers 4 but Infinity War 2, I’m going back. I’m going to do more, and we’re going to do some re-shoots and all that. So, I’m excited about all that. I love the Russos. I love working on the Avengers. I didn’t think I was going to and I actually loved it. I didn’t even like it. I loved it.”

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Sony Announce 2 New Spiderman Spinoff Movies for 2020 Release

Sony has a complicated history with Spiderman. After the first 3 movies that were directed by Sam Raimi became the biggest hits in the studio’s history the fourth movie was canceled after creative differences between them and the director. They went ahead and rebooted the character under Marc Webb guidance this time planning to spin a whole shared universe around the character, but things didn’t go as planned. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped, the Sinister Six spinoff that was supposed to spin off never took place, and Sony wound up entering into an agreement with Marvel to co-create the Homecoming series and bring Spidey back into the MCU.

Now, A few years later, though, things have turned around dramatically. Even without spiderman Venom became one of the years’  biggest (surprise) hits, grossing almost $780 million and counting. And Don’t forget  Into the Spider-Verse,  Sony’s first animated Spider-Man movie that receives a lot of positive buzz. With things looking up, Variety reports that Sony has added two more Spider-Man spinoff films to their release calendar. The first untitled Marvel project hits theaters July 10, 2020. The second arrive son October 2.

They don’t have confirmed information on what these movies are, but they have educated guesses for both: “While no specifics were provided in the studio’s announcement, the July project is likely “Morbius,” starring Jared Leto. The character is another villain from the Spidey canon, which will be shepherded by “Safe House” director Daniel Espinosa. Morbius first surfaced in the 1971 comic “The Amazing Spider-Man,” as a scientist seeking a cure for a blood disease. Things don’t go as planned, and the doctor winds up with vampiric traits and a thirst for blood.”

The second, they speculate, is Venom 2.

After the Success of the first venom (that earned more than Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool), it’s easy to imagine why the studio wants to fast-track the sequel. Although the first one had its shortcomings now that the character is established and there is no need for an origin story the second entry in the series can be everything fans are waiting for.

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