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Marvel’s The Defenders | Featurette [HD] | Netflix

I was lucky enough to get advance screeners of the first 4 episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders and boy was I pissed. Not because that the those first four were bad but they left me hanging. I had really gotten into the show and then bam done.  Depending on when you read this will have only a few days to see the episodes all at once. Marvel’s The Defenders drop this Friday and I will finish it this weekend.

Netflix posted a featurette to help get you into the mood. I don’t think it will take much if you have been waiting this long.

Marvel’s The Defenders which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

THE SHAPE OF WATER/THE SPACE BETWEEN US

While doing some research for the latest The Pop Culture Cafe podcast I came across the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new film, The Shape of Water. As with a del Toro movie you step into another world from Guillermo mind. But is it a totally original?  I got trapped down the YouTube rabbit hole after watching the trailer.  I came across a short film from Norway, The Space Between Us. The Space Between Us was a short film by the Netherlands Film Academy in 2015.  Now after watching each trailer does it each have a similar feel and look.

The Shape of Water
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

We follow Juliette, a cleaning lady in a research institute called Beacon. The world of Beacon is a desolate place where the remainder of the human race is forced to use oxygen masks to survive because of severe air pollution.

In their search for finding a new way of living they manage to capture a sea creature, they name Adam that could prove vital in mankind’s salvation. The short film explores the theme self-sacrifice in a fast paced action, sci – fi setting. The main selling point is the VFX done by a crew of 10 students at The Netherlands Film Academy

Now I am not shitting on Guillermo del Toro here. But I did find from these two trailers I find it hard to believe that  del Toro did not come across film and a germ of a idea came about.

What do you think?

 

TPCCafe Ep 113 Leaking Tiger Awesome Dragon

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This show Scott and I give all kinds of news from all over the world. Okay mostly North American pop culture news but hey didn’t it sound good?

Dave Letterman and Netflix

Knight Rider Reboot

Karl Urban in Talks for Judge Dredd

Frank Miller in Legal Trouble

GOT and leak scripts

Millarworld and Netflix

Disney leaving Netflix

The Death of Godzilla

Guillermo De Toro

Brie Larson Captain Marvel

Plus comic reviews. Movie review and so much more.

Check out this episode!

My Friend Dahmer Teaser Trailer

If you have listening to The Pop Culture Cafe podcast(if not shame on you) Scott and I talked about the “My Friend Dahmer”.  Well if you have not seen it then here you go ladies and gents.

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.

Source: YouTube

First Official Look At Cable

Ryan Reynolds is a marketing tool on his own.  Reynolds has since the first Deadpool movie Ryan has constantly tweeted, Instagram images and updates. I truly believe that Ryan was able to get people out to see Deadpool because of the use of social media. Once again he has done it with Deadpool 2. Earlier he used social media to introduce us to  Zazie Beetz as Domino.

 

 

 

 

Now this weekend  Reynolds posted 2 pictures of Josh Brolin in full Cable gear. Brolin’s Cable has the cybernetic arm, and eye along with an adorable teddy bear attached to his belt. This version of Cable is trimmed down but looks dam good.

Brolin is looking dam good.