Deadpool The Musical

Okay I am a little late seeing this and passing it on so I am hoping you have not seen this awesome Deadpool Musical.  The musical is a parody of the Beauty and the Beast “Gaston” song. Right? I think it is that what it says on the Youtube page.

Oh hell it doesn’t matter just have fun watching it. A lot of time and love went into this production and it really, really shows.

Directed/Edited by Julian Higgins (http://www.julianhiggins.com)

Executive Producer – Michael Parker
Producers – Julian Higgins, Brian Danner, Paul Bianchi

Written by Paul Bianchi
Concept by Michael Parker and Julian Higgins

Director of Photography: Pierce Cook (http://www.piercecook.com)

Production Designer: Paul Bianchi
Art Director: Jo Crandall

Wardrobe Supervisor: Bridget Desjarlais

Stunt Coordinator and Fight Choreographer: Brian Danner

Source: YouTube, Zamurai Productions, LLC

Glow: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

The good old days when woman had their own wrestling federation and could beat the crap out of each other. Well that was the idea.

I was into just starting to get back into wrestling when GLOW started up. I think I may have watched one show….I think.  I do know that as much as knew that at the time the WWF was basically a male soap opera. I was not going to watch GLOW even for the ladies. So I can not even tell you what it was like, good or bad. But I can tell you that I am planning on watch the Netflix upcoming comedy series that takes a look at that time in wrestling history.

GLOW  is premiering on Netflix June 23.

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Inspired by the short-lived, but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom. GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

 

DC-VERTIGO – Savage Things – #2 – review and a few thoughts

 

Man, I am loving this story so far. It’s gritty, horrifying and intense. Justin Jordan has  to have one of my favourite writing styles right now. Through flashbacks and present time conversation you’re getting a thoroughly flesh out story of what created this rogue ex- military death squad and why main character Abel was allowed to “escape” the program so many years ago.

The story and character reveal have been as slow and as methodical as the killing machines that they are referencing. Lead character Kira Sinclair has no illusion who she is dealing with….the psyche who she is dealing with, and it’s refreshing to see a character written who does not automatically try to see the good in humanity.

You can feel a bigger story at play here, but the writing has been so entertaining on the subplots that you don’t really feel the need to think about that too much at this point in time. Many times I feel there can be too much foreshadowing in a story that it gives you too much opportunity to guess ahead. I legitimately have no idea where this next chapter is going to lead.

Artist Ibrahim Moustafa and Colorist Jordan Boyd have been able to paint a dark, ice blue world as cold as the characters in this story. For being a self admitted “Goody two shoes “Ibrahim Moustafa sure does know how to draw some psychotically happy looking characters. He’s not as classic a drawer as his influence Alex Ross, but he’s been able to bring out the sinister in every character he has drawn in this series so far. Serenely brutal facial expressions

Can’t recommend this book enough folks. I’m enjoying it more and more each issue. Issue #3 ships May 3rd.Issues #1 and 2# should still be on the shelves.Cheers

Writer :Justin Jordan

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colured by Jordan Boyd

Lettered by Josh Reed

The White Princess – Trailers – Review and a few thoughts.

 

This 8 episode series is a sequel to “The White Queen” a 2013 BBC produced series that adapted 3 of writer Philippa Gregorys previous novels. This new series is based on the 2013 novel of the same name. The series will be based around the marriage of Elizabeth of York and Henry VII and the drama and stryfe that came with that union.

Part of the reason I noticed this series, and want to watch at least the first episode of it was the inclusion of actress Michelle Fairley(Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones).It may be a bit of a rehash of a previous role of hers……but it was a damn fine role. Starz usually puts forward pretty good period pieces, and Spartacus will always be among one of my favourite period pieces of all time, so I think this deserves a watch.

There are two trailers below. One giving a lay out of the series and the other examines the family trees involved. Something I wished to god had been introduced at the beginning of Game of thrones.Enjoy

Series Premiere is Apr.16th, 2017

Thor – RAGNAROK – 1 rst Trailer.Review and a few thoughts

 

I won’t lie, I was really hoping they would take a more serious tone with this trailer. Less GOTG, and more Shakespeare works much better for Thor. Thor was by no means the most popular of the comic characters when they did the first solo film. Kenneth Branagh brought a sense of regality to Thor(and Asgard in general) that helped make it so unique, and also one of my favourite marvel films to date.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a great franchise BUT it has a talking raccoon, so there is much room for levity and one liners.I felt like they took the dog and pony show from their trailers including neon 80’s graphics, 70’s and 80’s bands, and zippy one liners and placed them in here.To me it just doesn’t fit and feels very corporate rules(#34- if something works , replicate it  and squeeze until all the money been released).

The trailer itself was not bad. Cate Blachett as Hela is perfect. Very happy she was picked for this role. The imagery in the first 30 seconds of what she does to Mjolnir is very cool and sets a good tone for the movie. Jeff Goldblum looks fantastic as the Grandmaster .I hope Idris Alba has a greater role in this movie ,as I have always liked the character of Heimdall and his star has risen quite a bit since the first movie in 2011.

The main take away from this trailer is of course “Gladiator” Hulk. Not sure how they plan on getting from point A to Point B with that, but hoping they leave that back story for another film as it seems like a lot of story to cram in with the main story of Ragnarok. After B vs S, I’m very wary of ambitious storylines like that. Marvel should give it a 3 hour run time if they want to go that far in.

Movie is in Theatres Nov.3rd