In this week’s episode we’re talking MARVEL. We talk Iron Man 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! We breeze over what TV shows have been cancelled and the new FALL schedule for NBC. You’ll find out who we’d have sex with out of Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony, and Jodi Arias–AND you get to find out who Dan would have sex with out of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Fassbender, and Val Kilmer! Fun show this week!
If you’re a fan of the Simpsons, you may have heard about the passing of Matt Groening’s mother, Margaret. The obituary was published in a Portland paper today, and it really is an upsetting read. Having no connection with the Groening family whatsoever, one does take it to heart when hearing names like Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Patty and Wiggum. Check it out.
Groening, Margaret Ruth 94 March 23, 1919 April 22, 2013 Margaret Groening died peacefully in her sleep on April 22, 2013, in Portland. Born Margaret Wiggum on March 23, 1919, in Chisolm, Minn., Margaret was 94 years old. Margaret’s parents, Matt and Ingeborg Wiggum, met on the boat coming to America from Norway. They settled in Everett, Wash., where the paper mill “smelled like money,” and Matt worked as a machinist. As high school valedictorian and Miss Everett, Margaret’s highest honor was being named May Queen of Linfield College. She graduated from Linfield in 1941 and married classmate Homer Groening, whom she chose because he made her laugh the most. Margaret taught high school English before starting a family, and her love of language was apparent in the many Double-Crostics she completed (in ink). Margaret and Homer supported the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Trail Blazers and many local yarn shops (Margaret was a talented needlework artist). Besides Homer, Margaret was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Patty, who died in Jan., 2013. She is survived by her brother, Arnold; her children, Mark, Matt, Lisa and Maggie; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family thanks the wonderful caregivers from Visiting Angels and the hospice nurses from Housecall Providers. Special appreciation also goes to loyal friend, Grace Clark.
The best part of this video, released this week, isn’t Witherspoon’s indignant response to her overly delayed arrest, it’s not her pompous and brazen attitude as she shouts “Do you know my name?” or “This is going to be national news!“
No, sir. The most wonderful part of this video is when her husband, Jim Toth, drunkenly attempts to plead with her for some kind of sanity.
If there’s any lesson that can be learned here, it’s to not say “fuck the police” but simply bitch at them until they’re forced to treat you like a petulant child…oh, and also tell the cops you’re pregnant. That’ll win them over.
Shame on you, Laura Jeanne Reese…
It’s just another day in the uncontrollable and unpredictable life of Lindsay Lohan. The not-quite-legal events of yesterday wherein Lohan skirted her 90 days of rehabilitation in her home state of New York have come to a close. Her lawyer, Mark Heller, told a judge that she had actually checked in to Morningside Rehab in Newport Beach so that she could smoke cigarettes. (Newport Beach, get it?)
But Lindsay for the Whoops! She never actually showed up, and instead went shopping at a nearby Fry’s electronics store.
Fortunately for us all, Lohan is now snug-as-a-bug-crawling-under-her-skin at the Betty Ford Center.
Good luck, Lindsay. We don’t want you to end up like this:
Set for a release date of April 4, 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will serve as a follow up to The Avengers, following Steve Rogers’ story after the events in New York City. Comic book fans know who The Winter Soldier is, but for those of you who are curious…(Possible Spoilers)
Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s best friend and “sidekick” was thought to have died in the accident that also ended with Steve Rogers being frozen in time. In fact, Bucky got his shit pushed in, but remained alive. He was given a replacement robotic arm and a new memory by the Soviets for Department X, and became…(drum roll) The Winter Soldier. His next assignment was assassination jobs which turned out to be pretty grisly…such as when he launches a terrorist attack in Philadelphia killing hundreds of people.
You’d think these acts would be unforgivable, but keep in mind that the Soldier doesn’t know who he is. There are many stories about The Winter Soldier including him being romantically connected to the Black Widow; however, the plot with the most impact may be in Marvel’s Civil War.
In Civil War, the Soldier has retained his memory as Bucky, but retains the memories of all the atrocities he’s committed. When Steve Rogers is killed, it’s Bucky who takes up the mantle of the Cap. But, it’s not likely this plot point will be brought to film.
So let’s get into it, already! What can we expect from the next chapter in the Captain America story?
Falcon! The first black superhero in mainstream comic books will be brought to life by Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and looks pretty bad-ass…even without the giant silly wings. Falcon is set to be Captain America’s partner in ass-kickery, and if Winter Soldier is going to be as killer as he should be, Cap is going to need all the help he can get.
JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his re-imagined franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness, is released on May 17 and speculation has already gone crazy among fans. Unlike Star Wars (which Abrams is also bringing back to theaters), Star Trek has always been a bit esoteric. While its fans are worldwide, it just never peaked the excitement and broad appeal that George Lucas’ fantasy epic held.
Abrams has created a juggernaut out of his new series which has captured the praise of older fans and spawned a whole new generation of enthusiasts.
What is most fascinating is the huge debate over who the villain (played aptly by Benedict Cumberbatch) will be. Ever since his first appearance in a teaser trailer last year, the guessing games began. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait much longer. Many believe the upcoming baddie to be Starfleet Terrorist John Harrison, while those lucky enough to get early screenings have confirmed that Cumberbatch will indeed be playing the infamous Khan (previously portrayed by Ricardo Montalban). Since we don’t know, we can’t say. But the wait is almost over.
In other news, screenshots from the upcoming film have revealed a slightly redesigned Klingon race. We first met the new Klingons in a cut scene from the first JJ Abrams Star Trek, but they were armored and helmeted. Below is a somewhat clear shot of the new Klingons. What do you think?
I’m glad Michael Bay was forced to continue his downhill spiral of Transfomers films because it keeps him away from projects that people actually give a shit about. The fans (and I use that term loosely) had finally managed to open Bay’s eyes about his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project, changing his concept from alien turtles back to ooze-created mutant turtles. This is, of course, a great sign, but we must also remember that it is Michael Bay and whether alien or mutant, there’s a good chance the film is a clusterfuck anyway.
In this fourth–and hopefully final–installment in the Transformers franchise will feature actors Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci taking lead roles, leaving behind the Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox days of old. And now we’re getting the news of the big bad villain!
That’s right! Kelsey Fucking Grammer, whom I have no doubt can play a convincing bad guy. I mean, even real Kelsey Grammer freaks me out–let alone him portraying Harold Attinger, a counterintelligence agent who presumably decides to take on giant transforming robots.
The real question at this point is: Who cares anymore? Really. No matter what you thought of the Transformers franchise as a whole, surely it’s lost its appeal from the first time you saw that larger-than-life trailer for the first installment. It just goes to show that not everything you loved from your childhood should see the light of day again.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand any decision Michael Bay makes. But in most ways, I think I’m better for it.
Josh Trank, the writer/director of one of my favorite films from last year Chronicle, has been chosen to helm the upcoming obligatory reboot of Fantastic Four. More interesting, however, has been the onslaught of rumors and speculation regarding this release. And finally we have some concrete information.
Trank has chosen to once again work with newcomer Michael B. Jordan who played popular kid-turned-super-human Steve Montgomery in Chronicle. This news is brand-spanking-new so I doubt Twitter is ablaze (no pun intended) with Donald Glover-level race-rage about casting a black Human Torch, but we’ll see how the public takes on the news.
After all, Jessica Alba was a Hispanic Sue Storm in the previous Fantastic franchise. No word on any other casting decisions–or if Sue Storm/Invisible Woman will be African American as well, but I’m excited for the updates to come!
Fantastic Four is evidently hitting theaters in 2015 along with every other Blockbuster for both Disney and Marvel, but we’ll see how that pans out.