‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Teaser: First Look At Netflix Series That Reunites Movie’s Cast

John G M Burke:

So if you have not heard Netflix is making a series out of the 2001 summer camp comedy, Wet Hot American Summer. If you have not seen or would like a refresher you can watch the film on Netflix.

Originally posted on Deadline:

wet-hot-american-summerAs the East Coast freezes and starts to dig out, Netflix figures it could use a little Wet Hot American Summer. The streaming service has unwrapped the first teaser for its upcoming series adapted from the 2001 summer-camp comedy. It doesn’t reveal much — other than a 15-star ensemble of folks who were in the 1981-set movie: Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, et al. And it’s all set to that “Higher & Higher” song from the flick. The eight-episode limited series arrives in the summer. Until then, here’s a taste.

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Thank Batman My Shows Are Back

Hey Poppers,

It was a rough few weeks, let me tell you. Sit on down, let me tell you the tale…

Here is a really awesome chair to sit in
Here is a really awesome chair to sit in

So, there I was in ignorant bliss. Watching Oliver, Barry and The Doctor, week to week. When suddenly, it all came to a crashing halt! All these shows went on break. And where was I to turn? Game of Thrones isn’t even close to being on. And apparently Star Trek TNG ended in 1994! So, I guess no new episodes there. But I wasn’t about to let that get me down. I got four new books for Christmas, so I took to reading. I dug out my N64 and started Link on yet another adventure. I sat down one day and watched four Batman movies with my son. But I could still feel an emptiness. I hole in my heart, put there by a lightning bolt, an arrow and a screwdriver.

sad matt

As I sat and waited for the 20th of January I knew The Doctor would not be back, but that was okay. Two outta three ain’t bad. That’s a saying right? Although the grammar makes English teachers cringe. Anyhow, I waited and waited, and you know what? Eventually the day came.

It's like Christmas morning!!
It’s like Christmas morning!!

So anyway, there I was, January 20th, The Flash was back on! People were rejoicing in the streets, enemies became friends, and I swear, for a second, we saw a red blur blast through town. As I sat down to watch the program, I thought, what’s one more day? I can make this a double feature, get back into my shows with a bang. And ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly what I did. The next night I sat down and watched back to back, The Flash and Arrow. It was amazing, tears were shed, and nerdgasms were had. Now I’m all back on track. life has evened out, and tomorrow looks a little brighter.

matt happy

So, what should you take from this tale of hardship and woe? It’s this, Arrow and The Flash are shows you should be watching, even if they add to your winter depression when they go on break. Also, The Doctor will come back, he always does.

The End.

If you enjoyed this story, I suggest you buy my novella, it’s pretty good, and there is a link to it right on this website, Fantom Fury: The Curse. A story about heroes and villains, love and war, good and evil and maybe even a little extra.

Thanks for stopping in,

J.W. Coughlan

‘The Jetsons’ Animated Movie in the Works

John G M Burke:

‘The Jetsons’ is one of the many Hanna Barbera cartoons that I watch constantly as a kid and well into my 20’s. I wonder if it would be able to find a audience in today’s market?

Originally posted on Variety:

Warner Bros. is heading back to the future with an animated version of “The Jetsons,” hiring Matt Lieberman to write the script.

The original Hanna-Barbera show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot as a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”

Warner Bros., which owns the Hanna-Barbera library, had been developing a live-action version of “The Jetsons” as recently as 2012 with Donald De Line and Denise Di Novi producing.

Universal released a “Jetsons” movie in 1990, directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series.

Variety reported in 2013 that Lieberman had come on board to write Warner Bros.’ Scooby-Doo animated movie project.

Lieberman has written “12/24″ for Chris Colmbus’ 1492; “Giant Monsters Attack Japan” for Paramount Animation…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Passes on ‘Suicide Squad’

John G M Burke:

First Tom Hardy passes on “Suicide Squad” and now news has come the Jake Gyllenhaal is also passing on it also. Is this going to be a case of actors not having confidence in the product or the right actor for the role will just appear.

Originally posted on Variety:

Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” still looks to be one member short.

Following Tom Hardy’s departure from the role of Rick Flag, sources now tell Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on an offer to play the leader of the superhero team.

WB had no comment.

The film currently stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne, with David Ayer directing. The pic doesn’t go into production until April, so there is still plenty of time to find another person to fill the role.

The film is set to bow Aug. 5, 2016.

Gyllenhaal has a handful of films debuting in 2015, including “Southpaw,” “Everest” and “Demolition.” He is repped by WME.

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‘Powers’ Gets Premiere Date, Release Pattern On PlayStation

John G M Burke:

Hey Poppers. I don ‘t know if you know much about this show coming to the PlayStation Network. Yeah that is right, the PlayStation Network. Everyone is getting in on the new wave of creating shows for us all to watch. I have seen a trailer for this show and it does look interesting. Some of you may have to find it flying thru the internet to get it. But hey we don’t steal, right?

Originally posted on Deadline:

Powers, PlayStation Network’s first original live-action TV series, will debut on Tuesday, March 10. The announcement was made by Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the Powers comic books, on which the series is based, and executive producer of the show.

The first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be made available March 10, followed by the release of one new episode every Tuesday. The release pattern is a blend of the streaming model of debuting a whole season at the same time and the traditional TV network schedule of premiering one episode a week. The first episode of Powers will be free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers, while the full season will be free to members of PlayStation Plus.

powerskeyartAlso released today was key art for the series, originally slated for December 2014.

Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir and police procedural, Powers, produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in…

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York University’s Cosmicon: one of Canada’s earliest comics conventions

Originally posted on THE JOE SHUSTER AWARDS:

Many thanks to Ron Kasman for sending me this article for the site (back in October no less). It has also appeared elsewhere online, primarily the Collector’s Society Message Boards. I’m running it here as is, unedited, as I asked him if I could re-publish it here as it gives a fairly accurate look at what the comics scene was like forty years ago. Heads up that Ron’s language and perspective on what transpired is a little spicy and may offend some.

A little preface: before Cosmicon, Toronto hadn’t really had much of a convention scene.

In 1968, Captain George Henderson – owner of Canada’s first comics shop, Memory Lane, had brought Stan Lee to the city for the Triple FanFair (no doubt inspired by the convention of the same name that had been taking place in Detroit around the same time – the three fandoms in the name being science…

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