Fan-O-Rama: A Futurama Fan Film

A while back you may have seen the trailer for a fan made short film about Futurama.  Well gang the full film is out and it is extraordinary bizarre. I mean that in a good way. Seeing cast of Fry, Leela, The Professor, Bender and the rest of the Planet Express gang live is weird. The whole thing was wonderful to see but also disturbing. I mean come on seeing that wrinkly face of The Professor was more creepy than seeing Leela. la-1469114251-snap-photo

 

 

 

 

The film has taken about 2 years to make but filmmaker Dan Lanigan does a great job of bring the film, written by Dan Lanigan, Andy Klimczak
Kody Frederick to life. The whole production team show be awarded for a fantastic job.

Don’t forget to watch until the end. The hypnotoad commands it.

Source: YouTube

 

Emerald City : A few words

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This show started up Friday night on NBC with a 2 hours series premiere. I’m going to Good, Bad and Ugly this one since it’s Sunday night and I’m feeling a bit lazy on a full belly.

The Good.

1.Actress Adria Arjona. I had never seen her in anything else before this show and to me that is a good thing because I could not relate her to other characters she has played. She’s doing very well in the role as Dorothy Gale at this point.

2.Vincent D’ Ono frio. The man could paint a fence and probably keep me entertained. Fits into the Wizard of Oz character almost effortlessly.

3.CGI and location sets. Flawless.in each scene I found the background actually added something to it.

4.This is not your grandfather’s Wizard of Oz. The Witches are in check and the Wizard seems to be one holding all the cards of the first episode is any indication

5.Actress Fiona Shaw who plays Mombi. Did not recognize her from her days as Harry Potters mum. A welcome addition

6.The story flowed pretty fluidly with a few bumps that I noticed ,but hopefully those ticks will work themselves out.

The Bad

1.Vincent D’Onofrio played such a masterful role in Daredevil as Kingpin it’s going to take me a while to get used to seeing him in another role.

2.It did play out like a more PG version of Game of Thrones sometimes in set, tone and dialogue.

3.The “Scarecrows”(Oliver- Jackson Cohen) acting chops didn’t particularly stand out. Guess I expected more out of someone with an extensive background in theatre.

The Ugly

1.Sweet Jesus, they played a lot of commercials during the broadcast I saw. It  broke up the pace of the story. If your going with a GOT style, please remember GOT has no commercials.

2.Friday night at 9 pm. Tornadoes is Kansas have done less damage than that time slot to promising shows.

I’ll be watching it weekly as it’s gotten a solid first season of 10 episodes and if done right this could be a hit for NBC

Trailer for Episode 2

Transformers: The Last Knight

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Rethink. Your .Heroes………this 13 second clip and my interest on exactly where they are going with Optimus Prime in this movie has piqued my curiosity more than all the trailers for the last one.

I was actually watching the original tonight. It still holds up almost 10 years later. I very much wish they would re-cast John Turturro for one the upcoming movies. he brought so much to the original series.

Movie is in theatres June 23rd , 2017

Justice League of America – The Atom- Rebirth – Review

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Written by Steve Orlando

Art by Andy McDonald

Colourist : John Rauch

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Did you know that Particle Kinematics is the study of the trajectory of a particle? I didn’t until I read this book…so there’s that . This issue was a stand alone one shot , that is part of a 4 issue series that are going to be released featuring new members of the new JLA rebirth book due out in February.

I simply found too much was covered in too short of a time in this book. Perhaps the story was told elsewhere and this was just an abbreviated version? Basically it features the introduction and relationship forming bond between the Atom Ray Palmer and his apprentice Ryan(Yun) Choi. It covers almost two years of time span and the fastest super hero identity reveal I think I have ever seen.

If it was meant to serve as a VERY simple introduction to Ryan Choi then it served its purpose but it really left a lot of empty blanks as far as why the atom chose to trust him with the secret that he did.

The art by Andy McDonald actually grew on me as the comic went on but story began to fall apart. At one point the Dean of the university Ray teaches at asks Ryan Choi why he’s “standing there staring at me through those coke bottles muttering nonsense” while  the jock who is Ryan’s roommate treats him with the utmost respect through out the comic and they become buds. That’s not how the real world works folks…..

Perhaps this should have been a two issue series for the scope of the story they wanted to tell but here we are. Hopefully with the JLA Steve Orlando slows the story down a bit.

Glad this was a one shot, because I probably would not have bought issue #2

 

 

 

Grimm Season 6- Episode 1

I had mentioned in a previous post that I thought it was a real shame that this show is being ended and I stand beside that after last nights season premiere of “Fugitive”.

Although I did have a few issues with last nights episode(Check hair lengths and styles from the previous season to make sure they match this season ESPECIALLY if the scenes are 5 minutes apart:)) it was a fantastic , tense , well written episode with a cliff hanger that will have me coming back next week.

IMHO, it was a one of the more original shows on TV and it stinks we’re on the last run of it now.grimm-season-5-episode-20

If you’re looking to start a new series and you have the chance to invest some time in the previous 5 seasons I highly recommend it.

Redeem:The Beginning

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One of the things that irked me about “The Force Awakens” was how one of the female character “REY” could do just about anything on her first try……anything. That thought went through my mind as I watched the natural growth and learned fighting skills of the character in this Swedish short film about a Dystopian society that we as a world seem to building every day.

Dina(played skillfully here by actress Moa Malan)is on a journey to redeem her mother’s death and her own honor, against an enemy whose callous indifference to life makes you root for her from the first frame of the film. It’s not easy though. It shouldn’t be with the enemies she is dealing with, and that’s what brings the core realism to this film.

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Moa Malan spent 7 months of martial arts “Kali Sikaran” training for this film.

Each conflict scene is a beautifully choreographed experience where she learns, adapts, survives and moves on to her next target……with the scars that go with these encounters. The beauty of these scenes is that they are messy and uncoordinated by design, to emphasize her unfamiliarity with her new “traveller” which lends the air of believability to them.

It should be noted here that actress Moa Malan says not one word(except for a voice over in the beginning) during this entire film. She tells her emotions with her face, eyes and  body language which has always been the sign of a strong acting pedigree to me.

The narrator of the film actor Tim GreenLee I immediately compared to Morgan Freeman, which although not a bad actor to be in the company with ,was not really a fair comparison. Upon a second viewing of the film I realized he was a more natural fit to the film than I first heard.

The musical score and cinematography were stars in the film in their own right. The use of landscapes and lighting in telling the story was spot on in tone and the music was haunting while uplifting at the same time. Inspiration and sadness packaged into one. Marcus Abrahamsson did a wonderful job on this.

My understanding is that this short is being developed into a trilogy and possibly a video game. I would see the first feature film based on this short.

Please see a link for the film below