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Between the Streams is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment to recap the week that was. Hosted by Greg Nibler and Ryan Waniata.
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Aug 19, 2017

Obi-Wan Kenobi will like have a solo movie; What Star Wars character should also get one?; Weekend Box Office: Hitman's Bodyguard, Lucky Logan; Daniel Craig Bond; The Defenders; The Punisher; Thor: Ragnarok; Gremlins 3; The Jetsons; Blade Runner: The Final Cut; Moviepass; Apple Content; Molly's Game; Louis CK Movie; Tom Cruise MI: 6; LBJ; Ozark; Difficult People

  • OBI-WAN KENOBI SOLO MOVIE: It's almost confirmed that we will get some kind of standalone movie about Ben Kenobi. The questions are what era of Ben and who will play him?

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Hitman's Bodyguard aka a buddy movie. Plus, Ryan gives a review of Lucky Logan.
  • JAMES BOND: Daniel Craig has confirmed that he will be returning for a 5th turn as Bond.

  • THE DEFENDERS: Finally, the four Marvel Netflix characters are united. Also, we get a quick teaser for the upcoming The Punisher series!

  • THOR: RAGNAROK: The Japanese trailer is out showing more of Dr. Strange and the return of Odin.

  • GREMLINS 3: It appears that Gremlins 3 is actually going to happen, with a return to the classic Gremlins roots.

  • THE JETSONS: Set in the future, the cartoon is now becoming a live-action, multi-camera sitcom to appear on ABC.

  • BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT: Alamo Theaters will be showing the final cut version in 4K.

  • MOVIEPASS: Potentially up to 30 movies in the theater, for $10 a month? Sign us up now.

  • APPLE CONTENT: Apple has announced they are investing $1 billion to acquire original streaming content.
  • MOLLY'S GAME: Aaron Sorkin is bringing the true story of a professional skier, who moonlighted running a high stakes gambling ring.

  • LOUIS CK: He has surprised everyone with a new black and white movie, with an allstar cast.

  • TOM CRUISE: An injury on set, means that we may have a delay in the next Mission Impossible movie.
  • LBJ: This new Rob Reiner film is prime Oscar material, with Woody Harrelson playing Lyndon Johnson

  • OZARK: If you've missed this new Jason Bateman show on Netflix, give it a go. It's dark and fantastic.
Aug 11, 2017

What comic book character deserves their own movie/TV series next?; Star Wars Alien Races; Weekend Box Office: Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk; Disney/Netflix Split; Netflix acquires Millarworld; Deadpool 2; Cowboy Ninja Viking; Flashpoint; Milla Jovovich; Carnage; Avatar Villains

  • WHAT COMIC BOOK CHARACTER DESERVES THEIR OWN MOVIE/TV SERIES NEXT?: With so many new characters getting movies, we cover some of the more obscure titles that will be coming to the screen.

  • STAR WARS ALIENS: We find out about two more species of Aliens on Luke's planets, plus some more information about Snoke.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Annabelle: Creation; Dunkirk in 70mm.

  • NETFLIX ACQUIRES MILLARWORLD: We cover some of the more interesting catalogs that might make into the Netflix roster of Movies/TV series.

  • DEADPOOL 2: We finally have a look at Josh Brolin's Cable.

  • COWBOY NINJA VIKING: Chris Pratt will star in this movie, causing us ask whether comic movies have jumped the shark, or he has.

  • FLASHPOINT: Flash will have a guest star in Wonder Woman in his upcoming movie.

  • HELLBOY: Milla Jovovich has signed on to play The Blood Queen.

  • CARNAGE: Casting for the Venom movie is in full force.

  • AVATAR VILLAINS: They are all coming back for the upcoming sequel....even though they died in the last one.
Aug 4, 2017

What upcoming Marvel Movie/TV Show are you most excited about?; Weekend Box Office: The Dark Tower; Detroit; Wind River; Top Five Marvel announcements from Comic-Con; Wonder Woman; Westworld; Wrath of Khan; Star Wars; Reboot Recap: Death Wish; Miami Vice; Hellboy; Karate Kid; Suburbicon; What Happened To Monday?; Mindhunter; Narcos; Wet Hot American Summer; The Mick

  • WHAT UPCOMING MARVEL MOVIE/TV SHOW ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?: We cover some of the top Comic-Con announcements, including Black Panther, Infinity Wars, The Defenders, The Punisher, Thor

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Dark Tower; Detroit; Wind River.

  • DC MOVIE NEWS: Wonder Woman Season 2; Upcoming DC releases.

  • WESTWORLD SEASON 2: Some plot points are revealed in the latest trailer.

  • STAR TREK II: Wrath of Khan is being re-released for the 35th anniversary. So...who was the best Khan?

  • STAR WARS EPISODE IX: A new writer is taking a look at the script for the 9th episode.

  • REBOOT RECAP: Death Wish; Miami Vice; Hellboy; Karate Kid's Cobra Kai.

  • SUBURBICON: The Coen Brothers will finally release a movie for the script they've been working on for 30+ years.

  • NETFLIX: What happened to Monday?; Mindhunter; Narcos Season 3; Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.

  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE MICK: Kaitlin Olson stars in this series and it's incredibly funny.

Jul 29, 2017

Ryan is out this week, so we are continuing our look back at past episodes! In this one from much simpler times last year, we discuss the new Spider-Man: Homecoming poster, Star Trek Discovery, The Arrival and much more. Back with new episodes, next week!

BREAKING MARVEL NEWS: A new poster is out for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more details about casting, including his new leading lady being Zendaya, Marvel gets another series off the ground with The Runaways on Hulu, and Kyle Chandler may join Deadpool 2.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: Ryan gives us an inside look into Laika Studios and the stellar new movie Kubo and the Two Strings. Ben Hur looks lackluster and the reviews confirm it. War Dogs and Imperium also debut this weekend.

Star Trek Discovery reveals more, The Arrival trailer brings a different kind of alien movie, Jared Leto joins Blade Runner, a possible The Big Lebowski spin-off, a review of HBO's Vice Principals and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up for Holmes & Watson.

Jul 21, 2017

Ryan is out for the next two weeks, so we thought we'd take a look back at our very first Pilot Episode! On this one we discussed the mysteries of Game of Thrones Season 6, Jon Snow, House Of Cards and many other things that have come to pass. It's actually a fascinating look at how much changes in pop culture in one year or so and how much the show has grown!

Jul 15, 2017

Game of Thrones is back; who will ultimately survive?; War For The Planet Of The Apes; Suicide Squad 2; Justice League; Avatar Sequels; Luke Cage Season 2; Ozark; Safe; Bumblebee Movie; Westworld Season 2; The Deuce; The Tick; Daniel Craig; Joe Pesci; Between The Cracks: Tour De Pharmacy

  • WHO WILL WIN THE GAME OF THRONES?: With Season 7 airing this weekend, we cover some of the biggest rumors out there.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: War For The Planet Of The Apes may be the best installment yet in the prequel series. 

  • DC MOVIE NEWS: Suicide Squad 2 might finally have a director and we get another look at Justice League and Batman's....curious suit.

  • AVATAR: Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Avatar sequels are in the works.

  • LUKE CAGE SEASON 2: We have a director for the first episode and more news on new characters for next year's season.

  • OZARK: Jason Bateman takes on a serious role with Laura Linney, in this series that details former drug dealer accountants.

  • SAFE: Michael C. Hall returns to a TV series on Netflix, with Safe.

  • BUMBLEBEE MOVIE: The Transformers are going the prequel route, with this 80s tale of Bumblebee.

  • WESTWORLD SEASON 2: With a great website showcasing Westworld, we now have a brief look at the next season.

  • THE DEUCE: James Franco will play the roll of twins, in the HBO Series, set in 80s New York.

  • THE TICK: The strange pseudo-superhero is back in a live-action series on Amazon Prime.

  • CASTING NEWS: Daniel Craig may actually be returning to the Bond series and both Joe Pesci and Ray Romano sign on for The Irishman
  • BETWEEN THE STREAMS: TOUR DE PHARMACY: This cycling mockumentary is crass, R-rated and absolutely hilarious. It's a recommendation for HBO On Demand.
Jul 7, 2017

What is the greatest superhero movie ever?; Spider-Man accolades; Marvel Cinematic Universe future; Baby Driver 2; GLOW; Assassin's Creed animated series; Netflix Docu-series; Mayans MC; Top Gun 2; Heathers TV Series; True Detective Season 3; Geostorm; Game of Thrones Exhibit

  • WHAT IS THE GREATEST SUPERHERO MOVIE EVER?: With the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we now have a new debate about the greatest superhero adaptation ever.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Other than Spider-Man, A Ghost Story may be the only new option.

  • MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: Marvel has announced that Avengers 4 will be the last movie in the in the 22 episode story arc. What does this mean for the future? We discuss that and Captain Marvel's upcoming movie.

  • BABY DRIVER: With the success of the strangely named car movie, comes the announcement that a Baby Driver 2 could be in the works.

  • GLOW: The new series on Netflix is absolutely outstanding and Greg provides a spoiler-free review.

  • ASSASSIN'S CREED ANIMATED: The creator of the Castlevania animated series on Netflix is reportedly working on Assassin's Creed series. Could animated be the way to finally get a TV/Movie adaptation correct?

  • NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES AND HISTORICAL SERIES: Icarus is out on August 4th, covering the incredible Russian athlete doping scandal. Then, a Central Park Five series is also, in the works.

  • MAYANS MC: The Sons of Anarchy spinoff is still on it's way, but not without some rewrites and apparently recasting of the pilot episode.

  • TOP GUN 2: The release date for the upcoming sequel has been announced.

  • HEATHERS TV SERIES: The cult favorite is getting a television series, with a few changes to the main cast. Selma Blair has also been cast as a lead in the series.

  • TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 3: Luke Cage and Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali is reportedly in talks to take a lead role in the new season.

  • GEOSTORM: This appears to be the combination of every disaster movie that has ever been made.
  • GAME OF THRONES EXHIBIT: An exhibition of Westeros is about to go on tour, allowing people to further experience the world of GOT.
Jun 30, 2017

Rick and Morty have announced their return, which leads to a discussion of our favorite animated series ever. Plus: Baby Driver; Despicable Me 3; Okja; The House; Han Solo troubles; Jumanji; Batman Hitchcock; Inhumans; Sense8; Everything Sucks; She's Gotta Have It; Tremors TV Series; AD Astra; Greatest Showman

  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIMATED TV SERIES?: Rick and Morty have announced their return and Greg admits his shame of having just started watching the series. 

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Baby Driver; Despicable Me 3; Okja; The House

  • HAN SOLO TROUBLES: The two co-directors were let go (fired) and now Ron Howard has stepped in. Does this spell trouble for the Star Wars story?

  • JUMANJI REMAKE/SEQUEL: We were hesitant to get on board with the original announcement. Now that we've seen the trailer...we have changed our minds.

  • BATMAN TAKE: Reports are out that the upcoming solo Batman film will take a more Hitchcock-ian spin.

  • THE INHUMANS: We finally have a trailer for the next big Marvel television series. The characters are a little less known, but it might possibly work.

  • SENSE8 GETS A FINALLY: Netflix has listened to the fans of Sense8 and after cancelling the series, will now have a 2 hour movie wrap-up.

  • EVERYTHING SUCKS: Coming out in 2018, this series will feature a high school in 1996 Oregon.

  • SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT:Spike Lee will be bringing his 1986 film to live as a television series on Netflix.

  • TREMORS TO TV: We've been hearing about it for 2 years, but Kevin Bacon has officially announced he is returning for a 10-episode series based on the original campy horror movie.

  • AD ASTRA: It's a space movie, where Tommy Lee Jones goes missing and Brad Pitt plays his son, that goes looking for him.

  • GREATEST SHOWMAN: The success of LA LA Land, may be leading to a Hollywood musical renaissance. Hugh Jackman will lead the cast of this take on PT Barnum's rise.
Jun 17, 2017

 

With the send of season one of The Handmaid's Tale, we debate what is the best dystopian movie/tv series of all time. Plus: Cars 3; All Eyez On Me; Rough Night; 47 Meters Down; Book of Henry; X-Men: Dark Phoenix; Spider-Man: Homecoming Trilogy; Flatliners; Netflix surpasses Cable; Friends From College; Kimmy Schmidt; Ballers; Inside Game Of Thrones; Hulu VR; American Crime Story: Gianni Versace; Conjuring 2 spinoffs; Between The Cracks: The Good Place

  • WHAT IS THE GREATEST DYSTOPIAN MOVIE/TV SERIES EVER: Season one of The Handmaid's Tale is over and with that we discuss the pressing issue of best depressing shows.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Cars 3; All Eyez On Me; Rough Night; 47 Meters Down; Book of Henry

  • X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX: Jessica Chastain is rumored to be playing the villain in the sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse. 

  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING: Tom Holland inadvertently announced that the Spider-Man movies will be a trilogy.

  • FLATLINERS: Yet another 90's movie is getting a reboot, this time with Flatliners. There were also be a cameo from one of the original cast members. 

  • NETFLIX SURPASSES CABLE: In a surprising first, Netflix now has more subscribers than traditional cable.

  • FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE: A star-lineup heads this new comedy from the creator of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

  • KIMMY SCHMIDT: Despite other series getting cancelled, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is on for Season 4.

  • BALLERS: Ballers has been the most viewed comedy from HBO in the last decade.

  • INSIDE GAME OF THRONES: A new 100 minute documentary is out showing the behind-the-scenes of the special effects for Game of Thrones.

  • HULU VR SERIES: A choose-your-own-adventure style of comedy series in Virtual Reality is coming to Hulu.

  • AMERICAN CRIME STORY: GIANNI VERSACE: The Katrina series has been delayed from season 2, being replaced by the story of the assassination of Versace.
  • THE CONJURING: There are three more spinoffs planned for the hit horror movie.
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE GOOD PLACE: This series is on Hulu, starring Kristen Bell, as she mistakenly goes to heaven.
Jun 9, 2017

Are there too many Cinematic Universes?; The Mummy; Dark Universe; It Comes At Night; My Cousin Rachel; Meagen Leavey; Black Panther; Transformers 5; Hellboy Feud; Cowboy Bebop; The House; GoT; Al Pacino/Joe Paterno; Coco; Made In America

  • IS UNIVERSAL'S CINEMATIC UNIVERSE ALREADY CRASHING? The Mummy is supposed to be the jumping off point of Universal's Dark Universe. However, terrible reviews may put that in jeopardy. We go through all of the many, many, many, Cinematic Universes currently being made.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: It Comes At Night; My Cousin Rachel; Meagen Leavey.

  • BLACK PANTHER: A new poster and promises of a new trailer during the NBA Finals, give us more of a look at T'Challa.

  • TRANSFORMERS 5: A lot of drama, a robot butler, a robot dragon, Mark Wahlberg and more drama.

  • HELLBOY FEUD: Patton Oswalt came to the rescue and defused a burgeoning feud between David Harbour and Ron Pearlman, by supplying a lot of scotch.

  • COWBOY BEBOP: Fans are in an uproar as plans are announced to turn the anime franchise into a live-action TV series.

  • THE HOUSE: Will Ferrel and Amy Poehler team up in the comedy about a couple that starts a casino in their neighbors basement.

  • GAME OF THRONES: The seasons will be much shorter, but the episodes will go to record lengths.

  • AL PACINO/JOE PATERNO: Al Pacino has been cast to play Joe Paterno in an HBO film about the last days of the PSU Coach.

  • COCO: Pixar released a trailer for their November animated feature.

  • MADE IN AMERICA: It looks a lot like Blow, but Tom Cruise will be playing a drug smuggler who turned into a CIA informant.

Jun 2, 2017

Game of Thrones delay; Wonder Woman; Weekend Box Office: Captain Underpants, I, Daniel Blake, Handsome Devil, Dean; Uncharted; Godzilla; Carpool Karaoke; Kevin Hart/T.I. on Showtime; Stranger Things; Netflix Cancellations; Murder on the Orient Express; Trust; Logan Lucky; Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

  • GAME OF THRONES MAY PUSH FINAL SEASON BACK TO 2019; WORTH THE WAIT?: With the implication that the final season of 6 episodes may be pushed back 2 years, we ponder whether or not people will lose interest after that amount of time.

  • WONDER WOMAN IS FANTASTIC: Ryan gives a spoiler-free review of the clear box-office winner and the first critically acclaimed hit for the DC Universe.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Captain Underpants; I, Daniel Blake; Handsome Devil; Dean.

  • UNCHARTED MOVIE: A casting decision has been made on the movie version of the video game franchise. Surprisingly they are going much younger than originally though, but it could be genius.

  • GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS: This is another movie that's a long way from seeing the theater, but it seems like every week, someone new is cast in it.

  • APPLE CARPOOL KARAOKE: A release date has been given for this new spin on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, which will feature the matching of various stars together.

  • KEVIN HART/T.I. ON SHOWTIME: The duo is pairing up to produce a new series on Showtime, based around the comedic side of the music business.

  • STRANGER THINGS: The monsters will be bigger and stronger than the demegorgon, per the shows Producers.

  • NETFLIX CANCELLATIONS: It seems rare, but Netflix has started cancelling some series after they get a couple of seasons. Sense8 is the latest to get chopped.

  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: Ryan is excited about this Agatha Christie adaption, featuring Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeifer, Judy Dench, Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branaugh and others.

  • TRUST ON FX: With Brendan Fraser cast as the lead, this series will tell the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.

  • LOGAN LUCKY: Adam Driver and Channing Tatum are cast as hillbillies that plot a heist, with Daniel Craig. Enough said.
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA: This documentary follows a year in the life of the Whites and their crazy lifestyle as they harass local authorities and yet are celebrities in their own right.
May 26, 2017

Top Gun 2; Pirates of the Caribbean; Baywatch; The Jetsons; Charlie's Angels; Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Universal's Dark Universe; War Machine; Game of Thrones; Veep and Silicon Valley; X-Men New Mutants; Ellen Degeneres; Castlevania; Bloodline

  • TOP GUN 2 IS HAPPENING. IS THIS A GOOD, OR BAD IDEA?: Tom Cruise confirmed it, we are getting a sequel to Top Gun. This time, it will have something to do with drones. Are you on board, or should this be a big no?

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Pirates of the Caribbean 19: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch are the biggest new releases in the theater this weekend.

  • REBOOT RECAP: The Jetsons has been confirmed by Warner Bros. for a big screen adaptation. Also, Charlie's Angels is coming back, with Elizabeth Banks directing.

  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: Benicio Del Toro's mystery character and Laura Dern both had set pictures released this week.

  • UNIVERSAL'S DARK UNIVERSE: The upcoming The Mummy movie will be the first in a series of monster movies, released by Universal. Among the actors, Johnny Depp will play The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will be Frankenstein's monster.

  • WAR MACHINE: The farcical war movie is out this weekend on Netflix, with Brad Pitt playing a surly officer.

  • GAME OF THRONES: The latest trailer showcases each side of the impending wars, all as Winter is Coming.

  • VEEP AND SILICON VALLEY GET NEW SEASONS: HBO renewed both of the hit comedies, however Silicon Valley will be continuing on with the departing TJ Miller.

  • X-MEN NEW MUTANTS: The spin-off will be released in 2018 with a different twist; it will be a horror movie.

  • ELLEN DEGENERES: Netflix bought the rights to her first stand up special in 15 years, for a reported $40 million!

  • CASTLEVANIA: The classic video game is finally coming to Netflix as an animated series.

  • BLOODLINE SEASON 3: Greg provides a spoiler-free review of the series and season 3 in particular.
May 20, 2017

What Sitcom would you like to see revived?; Alien Covenant; Wakefield; Ridley Scott TNT; Orville; Aquaman; Viper; Okja; Arrested Development; Roseanne; X-Men The Gifted; Witcher; The Dark Crystal; Twin Peaks

  • WHAT SITCOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE REVIVED?: In the wake of Roseanne getting another run, we ask the important question of what other series should get the same treatment.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Alien Covenant finally hits theaters and an interesting new movie called Wakefield with Bryan Cranston.

  • RIDLEY SCOTT TO DEVELOP FOR TNT: He is signed on to develop a block of programming, including an hour-long series and some shorter programs.

  • ORVILLE: Seth MacFarlane created and stars in a new spoof of Star Trek series.

  • NEW AQUAMAN: We get our first look at Amber Heard in her costume for the upcoming Aquaman Movie.

  • VIPER GETS AN ACTOR: In a swift move, Sony announces that Tom Hardy will in fact be the new Viper.

  • OKJA: A new Netflix movie will star Tilda Swinton and....a CGI Pig/Hippo/Dog/Monster thing.

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT:Season 5 is officially on, per Jason Bateman and this one will be a marked change from Season 4.

  • X-MEN SPINOFF GIFTED: A trailer was released for the upcoming X-Men television series and it's a little.....well it looks rather plain.

  • WITCHER SERIES: The popular Easter European book and video game series is coming to Netflix as a television series.

  • THE DARK CRYSTAL: One of the most exciting series in a while, Jim Henson Studios is bringing a prequel series to Netflix!

  • TWIN PEAKS: After over 25 years off the air, the strange people of Twin Peaks return, this time to Showtime.

 

 

May 12, 2017

What is the greatest SNL impression ever?; Weekend Box Office: King Arthur, Snatched, Lowriders; Bladerunner 2049; Alien Convenant; Stranger Things 2; IT; Deadpool animated; Hellboy; Black Lightning; GOT meets X-Men; Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone

  • WHAT IS THE GREATEST IMPRESSION ON SNL EVER?: With Melissa McCarthy set to host SNL this weekend, we attempt to tackle a question for which there is no correct answer.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: King Arthur gets Guy Ritchie'd, Snatched w/ Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn and Lowriders.

  • BLADERUNNER 2049: Beautifully shot, this sequel to 1982's Bladerunner is starting to look incredible.

  • ALIEN COVENANT: The marketing machine for this movie has been running at full speed for months, but the time is almost upon us. The director gave some insight into why the Xenomorph features prominently.

  • STRANGER THINGS 2: Some hints from the set are leaking out, including details about Will and even news about Season 3.

  • IT: Another trailer is out and another terrifying view of Pennywise, as the kids venture into the sewer.

  • DEADPOOL ANIMATED SERIES: Donald Glover and his brother Stephen are bringing a 10-episode animated series of the Merc with the Mouth to FXX.

  • HELLBOY: It's not going to be a sequel, but it does appear Hellboy is returning to the big screen. The rumor is that David Harbour will be playing the demon.

  • BLACK LIGHTNING: DC is continuing to bring series to CW, with the lesser known superhero Black Lightning.

  • GOT MEETS X-MEN: Massie Williams is joining Sophie Turner by becoming a mutant in a new film about New Mutants. She'll be playing Wolfsbane, while Anya Taylor-Joy is playing Magik.

  • JACKIE CHAN and SYLVESTER STALLONE: Apparently these two have never teamed up for a movie before, bu that is about to end. It will be called Ex-Baghdad and is of course an action thriller.

 

 

May 6, 2017

What TV Series have lasted longer than they should?; Star Wars Machete modified; Weekend Box Office: GOTG 2, Chuck; The Dark Tower; The Defenders; The Housemaid's Tale; House of Cards; The Outlaw King; Godzilla vs. King Kong; Devito & Goldblum; Gears of War movie; The Happytime Murders

  • WHAT TV SERIES WENT ON LONGER THAN IT SHOULD HAVE? It seems to be a common occurrence. A show has a great season or two and then decides to keep pushing the show to a much longer run than needed.

  • STAR WARS MACHETE - MODIFIED: By now a lot of people are aware of the "Machete" method of watching Star Wars, as IV, V, II, III, VI. However, DT has come up with a whole new list.

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 looks dominate and Ryan provides a spoiler-free review. Chuck also looks very interesting, telling the true origin story of Rocky.

  • THE DARK TOWER: We'll break down the trailer, speculate as to where it sits in relation to the books and fill you in on some Easter Eggs hidden within it.

  • THE DEFENDERS: All four of Marvel's Netflix superheros are in action together for the first time.

  • THE HANDMAID'S TALE: Set in a not-so-distant, dystopian future, this series deals with some very heavy topics. However, the acting and writing is truly phenomenal.

  • HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON 5: This was the precipice for our overall question today. We'll debate whether a Season 5 of House of Cards was necessary. (or 3...or 4...)

  • THE OUTLAW KING: Fans of historical biopics will be excited to see this story of Robert the Bruce of Scotland come to life. Chris Pine and Ben Foster are also set to star.

  • GODZILLA VS. KING KONG: We finally have a date and schedule for the release of the next movies, culminating in the epic showdown between these two monsters.

  • DEVITO & GOLDBLUM: These two legends are teaming up for a future comedy series from Amazon and we could not be more excited.

  • GEARS OF WAR MOVIE: The person behind writing the next 4 sequels to Avatar, will be penning the script for Gears of War. Do we need another video game movie?

  • THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS: Melissa McCarthy, Jim Henson Studios, Muppets, the seedy underbelly of LA and series of puppet murders. Nothing more needs to be said, except we're ready to watch.

Apr 28, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery; The Circle; How To Be A Latin Lover; Sleight; Star Wars IX and spinoffs; Indiana Jones 5; World War Z 2; M. Knight Shyamalan Sequel; The Great Outdoors; The Tick; Roseanne; Disney Live Action movies; The Vampire Chronicles; Madonna Biopic; Apple Music TV; Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony; Between The Cracks: The Nobodies.

  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Development has been pushed back yet again on this bold new Stark Trek series, now without even a concrete release date. Will this series ever get made?

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: The Circle; How To Be A Latin Lover; Sleight

  • STAR WARS IX and INDIANA JONES 5: Release dates were announced for these upcoming sequels this week. The question that remains is what Disney will do afterward. Are there any characters deserving of an origin story?

  • WORLD WAR Z 2: Zombies are still getting play in the theaters and we now have a director attached to this sequel

  • M. KNIGHT SHYAMALAN: This is a spoiler if you haven't seen Split, so I'll leave it at that. Don't Worry! We gave a spoiler alert and it's only a couple of minutes.

  • REBOOT RECAP: The Great Outdoors; The Tick; Roseanne.

  • DISNEY LIVE ACTION: After the success of Beauty and the Beast, Disney has big plans for live-action versions of their animated films.

  • THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES: A very promising movie starring Jared Leto has reportedly been scrapped, for a reboot of the Anne Rice books/movies. The new plan: a television series.

  • MADONNA BIOPIC: A script is being pushed around Hollywood right now that would detail the rise of Madonna. Madonna herself however, is NOT a fan.

  • APPLE MUSIC TV: It seems odd that a music service would launch video series, but Apple has a lot of them in the works.

  • ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: The ceremony was filmed earlier this year, but will air this weekend with performances by Pearl Jam and honors for Tupac, Prince, ELO and more.

  • LABRYINTH SEQUEL: The classic fantasy film from George Lucas and Jim Henson is getting a sequel, over 30 years after the original. Good idea, or bad?

  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE NOBODIES: This new series on TV LAND is full of star power and is pretty damn hilarious.

Apr 21, 2017

The Fast and the Furious spin-off; The Lost City of Z; Free Fire; Phoenix Forgotten; Captain Marve; Cloak and Dagger; Aladdin; Fahrenheit 451; Carmen Sandiego; Girlboss; The Keepers; Bloodline; Adam Sandler; Labyrinth; X-Files

  • THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS SPIN-OFF: After eight total movies, plans are now in the works for a spin-off of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Is this one spin-off too many, or something you're excited for?

  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: The Lost City of Z; Free Fire; Phoenix Forgotten.

  • CAPTAIN MARVEL: After months of speculation, the director(s) for the new Captain Marvel movie have been chosen and they are surprising. Also, we'll detail a little more about this all-powerful Marvel character.

  • CLOAK AND DAGGER: Marvel continues their expansion on the television side with a new trailer for Cloak and Dagger. How this will tie-in is a little unclear, but this one is definitely targeted towards teens.

  • DISNEY LIVE ACTION MOVIES: Yet another Disney movie is getting the live-action treatment, this time it's Aladdin. Will Smith is currently in talks to play the Genie, but is he the best candidate?

  • FAHRANHEIT 451: The classic dystopian novel from Ray Bradbury is getting a new HBO Television movie. Michael B. Jordan is the being touted as the lead.

  • CARMEN SAN DIEGO: Netflix is bringing another 80s series back to life, with Carmen Sandiego. This version is being called a “fresh take” on the series.

  • GIRLBOSS: Britt Robertson stars in this series based on the book by Sophia Amoruso. It may not be for all audiences, but it is well done.

  • THE KEEPERS: If you liked Making a Murderer, you will definitely be interested in this new doc series, detailing the death of a nun in 1960s Baltimore.

  • BLOODLINE SEASON 3: The Rayburn family is coming back for a final season, which means it's a good time to binge-watch the previous episodes, if you haven't already.

  • ADAM SANDLER: Netflix unveiled some mind-boggling statistics, regarding subscriber habits and Sandler movies. The result: 4 more movies.

  • LABRYINTH SEQUEL: The classic fantasy film from George Lucas and Jim Henson is getting a sequel, over 30 years after the original. Good idea, or bad?

  • X-FILES: The whole gang is back! Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and show creator Chris Carter will be back on screens later this year.

 

 

Apr 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer breakdown; The Fate of the Furious; The Lost City of Z; Thor Ragnarok; Deadpool; Aquaman; Fantastic Beasts; The Mist; Charlie Murphy; Atomic Blonde; Transformers: The Last Knight; Dear White People; 13 Reasons Why; Mystery Science Theater 3000; Better Call Saul

  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: Finally we have a trailer, a poster, a cryptic message from Luke Skywalker and even a Carrie Fisher tribute! We'll break it all down and share some theories about what it all means.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: The Fate of the Furious looks ridiculous and probably awesome. The Lost City of Z brings back an old Hollywood-style adventure movie.
  • THOR RAGNAROK TRAILER: It's got everything you could possibly want in a comic book movie and more. We breakdown who is in it and why it's primed to be fantastic.
  • CASTING NEWS: There is a finally a Cable to go with Deadpool; Dolph Lundgren joins the cast of Aquaman; Jude Law looks set for a long run in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
  • THE MIST: Stephen King books are all getting a new run, with The Mist now becoming a series. Are we safe to hope that this on ends a little less depressingly?
  • CHARLIE MURPHY: We pay a quick tribute to the late great Charlie Murphy.
  • ATOMIC BLONDE: Charlize Theron plays almost a John Wick type of character in this new movie based on a graphic novel.
  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT: Yes, they are still making the and this one will give more details on the origin story of The Transformers on Earth.
  • DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: The new series on Netflix takes place on a college campus and does a very good job of addressing serious issues in a funny way.
  • 13 REASONS WHY: It's depressing, but very, very, well done.
  • MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: The series is back after 18 years! With a stellar cast, can they bring back the same magic?
  • BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 3: We finally get to see Gus Fring in the Better Call Saul series and the first episode is streaming for free!
Apr 8, 2017

Cinematic Universes; Weekend Box Office: Smurfs: The Lost Village, Going In Style, Colossal; The Defenders and Jessica Jones Season 2; The New Warriors; The Mummy; Star Wars VIII; Dick Cheney Movie; All Eyez on Me; Don Rickles; Call of Duty; Between The Cracks: The Battered Bastards Of Baseball

  • CINEMATIC UNIVERSES: With Marvel, DC, Monsters and now Call of Duty all having cinematic universes, what else should get one?
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: Smurfs: The Lost Village, Going In Style and Colossal round out the rather lackluster Box Office, this weekend. However, Colossal does show promise!
  • DEFENDERS TEASER AND JESSICA JONES 2: We finally get a look at all four Defenders, on screen together. Plus a really cool marketing campaign is under way. There is also some casting news for Jessica Jones 2.
  • MARVEL LIVE ACTION COMEDY: Expanding their universe ever more, Marvel is bringing the New Warriors to television with a live-action comedy. We will finally see Squirrel Girl on camera!
  • THE MUMMY: The reboot of The Mummy and the first in Universal's Monster Franchise has release another trailer. This one emphasizes the horror aspect and is looking pretty good.
  • STAR WARS VIII CHARACTER: Benicio Del Toro has a major role in the next Star Wars and we go over the speculation as to what it will be.
  • DICK CHENEY MOVIE: Adam McKay continues to venture out of the Will Ferrell-world, with a movie about Dick Cheney. The leading candidate to play the role? Christian Bale. Which is just weird.
  • ALL EYEZ ON ME: The Tupac Shakur biopic is shaping up to be a pretty great movie. Jamal Woolard is revisiting his role as Notorious B.I.G.
  • DON RICKLES: We pay tribute to the passing of a the comedy legend.
  • CALL OF DUTY: Activision has announced that they would like to create a cinematic universe, based on the iconic game franchise.
  • OTHER STREAMING SERVICES: DJ Khaled starts an Instagram Show, YouTube offers Live Television, Amazon acquires Thursday Night Football, Showtime goes offline and Curiosity Stream brings all the geeky documentaries you'd ever want.
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL: This documentary about the much-loved Portland Mavericks baseball team is a great watch. They were true misfits, who took on the system.
Mar 31, 2017

Batgirl; Ghost in the Shell; The Boss Baby; Stephen King; IT; Dark Tower; Star Trek: Discovery; War of the Planet of the Apes; Spider-Man: Homecoming; Venom; Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets; Game of Thrones; True Detective; Curb Your Enthusiasm; Silicon Valley; Billy Eichner to American Horror Story; Oscar changes; Iron-Fist.

  • BATGIRL GETS A MOVIE: Joss Whedon has crossed the divide from Marvel, to DC. He is reportedly finalizing a deal to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: Ghost in the Shell has had a lot of controversy surrounding it, but will it turn into a good movie? Also....The Boss Baby.
  • BEST STEPHEN KING MOVIE EVER?: We try to tackle this daunting question, which is really difficult to answer. The new trailer for IT is really promising, with an 80s spin, as opposed to the original mini-series.
  • DARK TOWER: Another delay has been announced for the release date of this Idris Elba starring, movie. Is it a bad sign, or is it just that it's a complicated film to pull off?
  • STAR TREK DISCOVERY CASTING NEWS: Rainn Wilson will be bringing a character from the TOS back to life. Harry Mudd was a con artist and he might be just the right guy to play him in the new series.
  • WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: The new trailer looks great and reveals some more of the plot of the newest movie in the series. The question is, does it reveal too much?
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING: We finally get our first look at the new movie and we learn a lot about it's main villain, Vulture. 
  • VENOM START OF R-RATED MCU?: Sony is really going after the side characters from the Spider-Man universe. Turning Venom into a horror movie franchise may be the best way to differentiate itself from the rest of the MCU.
  • VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: The latest trailer gives a great look at the city itself, Alpha. The verdict: lots and lots of aliens.
  • HBO UPDATES: Game of Thrones shows off the main characters and we make a prediction on who will win; True Detective may yet get another season; Curb finishes shooting and Silicon Valley returns soon.
  • BILLY EICHNER'S YEAR: American Horror Story is bringing Billy Eichner to the newest season in a 6-7 episode role. This is enough for us to give AHS another shot.
  • OSCAR PRODUCERS PLAN NOT TO RUIN OSCARS: We all witnessed the incredibly awkward ending to this year's Oscars and now producers have put forth a multi-part plan to avoid a fiasco next time.
  • IRON-FIST: It's been bagged on as the worst thing ever, but Greg would like to give it a different spin, which could make viewing it a lot more enjoyable.
Mar 24, 2017

Han Solo isn't Han Solo; Weekend Box Office: CHiPs, Life, Power Rangers, Wilson; Matrix update; Justice League; Rotten Tomatoes rant; GOTG 2; Black Cat and Silver Sable; Death Note; Fargo Season 3; Megan Leavey; The Lower Files; Between The Cracks: The Grinder

  • HAN SOLO IS NOT ACTUALLY HAN SOLO: Sources are claiming that the Han Solo movie will reveal that he actually had another name first. What do you think it was? Greg is voting for Randy Solo.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: CHiPs is getting less than stellar reviews, Life is a new spin on a space horror movie, Power Rangers gets a reboot and Wilson stars Woody Harrelson as a terrible person.
  • MATRIX UPDATE: After last week, we've received an update for this ongoing story. There will not be a Matrix reboot, but instead a prequel. Does this change your opinion on the possible movies?
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE: A series of trailer teasers were released for each member of the Justice League, in anticipation of a new trailer debuting on 3//25.
  • ROTTEN TOMATOES RUINING FILMS?: That's the opinion of Brett Ratner, in a rant about the effects the aggregate review site has on movies.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Chris Pratt posted his review of the upcoming movie, while also releasing the IMAX poster for GOTG 2.
  • DEADPOOL FINALLY HAS A CABLE?: There has been a revolving door of actors supposedly set to play Deadpool's friend. The latest involves Michael Shannon, which could be the best one yet.
  • BLACK CAT AND SILVER SABLE MOVIE: After news that a Venom movie was in the works, Sony is now going to the well of other side characters from Spider-Man, with a possible Black Cat and Silver Sable movie.
  • DEATH NOTE: The long running Japanese Manga series is getting a live-action version coming to Netflix. Are you familiar with the original comic and are you excited about this release?
  • FARGO SEASON 3: The newest standalone season of Fargo will star Ewan McGregor playing twins. It looks fantastic!
  • MEGAN LEAVEY: Based on the true story of a marine in Iraq and her K9 Unit, this story is destined to be a tear-jerker.
  • THE LOWE FILES: Rob Lowe is creating a 9 episode reality series that stars him and his sons, investigating various mysteries.
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE GRINDER: Continuing with the Rob Lowe theme, this is a series that is worth revisiting. Starring Lowe and Fred Savage, you can watch it on Hulu.
Mar 18, 2017

Beauty and the Beast; Trainspotting 2; The Belko Experiment; The Devil's Candy; GOTG 3; Wonder Woman origins; Venom movie; The Matrix reboot; The Fly reboot; American Gods; Netflix rating; SNL is killing it; Iron-Fist; Master of None

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Reviews are mostly mixed on the live-action Disney remake, but the box office says it's a gigantic success.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: Trainspotting 2 is another remake that, while it seems a bit unnecessary as a concept, is getting decent reviews. Horror/thrillers round out the rest of the weekend premiers with The Belko Experiment ad The Devil's Candy.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3: James Gunn confirmed there will be a third movie for the superhero team. More importantly though, we've learned more about GOTG's roll in the Avengers movies.
  • WONDER WOMAN ORIGIN: A new trailer is out this week, showcasing that the upcoming movie is definitely going to be an origin story.
  • REBOOT ROUNDUP: The Matrix may be relaunching with Michael B Jordan starring and The Fly is getting another turn on the screen. Are either of these necessary?
  • AQUAMAN DELAYED, BUT VENOM ON THE WAY: Spider-Man's frequent nemesis, Venom, will be getting his own movie and possibly franchise. What does this mean and how will they portray the alien symbiote?
  • AMERICAN GODS: Fans of Neil Gaiman will definitely be excited, but there looks to be enough here for everyone else as well. The battle between the Old Gods and the New Gods will play out on Starz.
  • NETFLIX RATING SYSTEM: You'll be seeing changes to your Netflix account soon, as they drop the longstanding system of rating movies on a star scale.
  • SNL IS KILLING IT: Banking on the highest ratings in years, SNL will go live nationwide for the first time ever in April. Weekend Update will also be getting it's own series.
  • IRON-FIST: Iron-Fist isn't receiving the greatest reviews, but does that mean it's bad, or just doesn't measure up to stiff competition?
  • MASTER OF NONE SEASON 2: Aziz Ansari confirmed on Twitter this week, that Season 2 of his hit series is on the way.
Mar 11, 2017

Kong: Skull Island; Raw; My Scientology Movie; Thor: Ragnarok; Star Trek: Discovery; Deadpool 2; Late Shift; Jurassic World 2; Geostorm; Looney Tunes; The Little Mermaid

  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND: Monster movies are back, leading to a discussion of our favorite ones of all time. The original monster, King Kong, looks to have a pretty good reboot movie out this weekend, with strong reviews coming in.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: In addition to Kong, a strange movie called Raw comes out this weekend. It appears to be some kind of cannibal type of film? Also, yet another Scientology movie is out, called "My Scientology Movie".
  • THOR: RAGNAROK IMAGES: Taiki Waititi's upcoming movie in the Thor franchise, finally released some set photos and they did not disappoint. From a short-haired Thor, to the Goddess of Death, to Jeff Goldblum, this may be the best one yet.
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY GETS A CAPTAIN: The oft pushed back series will focus on a Lieutenant, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. However, there will be a captain named Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs.
  • DEADPOOL 2: The teaser that played before Logan shows us what a polar opposite R-Rated superhero movie that Deadpool is. Could this also be the jumping off point for an X-Force film?
  • LATE SHIFT: Late Shift is an upcoming interactive film game, being released on PS4, XBox and Steam. The viewer will be presented with 180 decisions and 7 different endings to choose from.
  • JURASSIC WORLD 2: Our first image has emerged to give us a look at Jurassic World 2. It doesn't tell us a lot, but will the premise be that the knowledge of how to clone dinosaurs goes open-source?
  • GEOSTORM: Fans of natural disaster movies will get a little bit of everything in this movie, set in the distant future where technology controls the weather.
  • LOONEY TUNES STREAMING SERVICE: Boomerang is on pace to become an animated warehouse, grabbing the rights to stream 1000 episodes of cartoons, including Looney Tunes.
  • LITTLE MERMAID: The upcoming live action movie is not made by Disney, instead focusing on the original fairy tale. The trailer proves to be brilliantly bad.
Mar 4, 2017

Logan; Before I Fall; Kong Skull Island; Guardians of the Galaxy 2; Alien Covenant; Tron 3; Bright; War Machine; Louis CK; The Irishman; Legion.

  • LOGAN RULES: The episode starts off with a discussion of what is the greatest superhero movie of all time. This leads us into the Box Office for this weekend. Logan is unlike any superhero movie you've seen before and Ryan gives us a spoiler-free review.
  • BEFORE I FALL: An alternative to Logan this weekend is this movie, which appears to be a teen SciFi drama version of Groundhog Day.
  • KONG SKULL ISLAND: The final trailer for the new Kong movie is out and this one gives the movie a different look. Giant lizards, machine guns and a lot of Kong make this look like a pretty good action movie.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2: We find out a lot more of the details of the upcoming Marvel movie in their latest trailer. With squid-like monsters, Borg-like people, an appearance by Mantis and much more, we'll break it all down for you.
  • ALIEN COVENANT: Another week, another look at the planet that will be featured in the newest Alien movie. Serious action and a Xenomorph look promising. 
  • TRON 3: After being shelved by Disney after Tron: Legacy, new ruomr are circulating about another Tron movie. This time Jared Leto could be involved with a completely separate Tron story.
  • BRIGHT: Bright is a movie set in a world where orcs, elves, fairies, pixies and humans have all existed together. Then Will Smith comes in. Then an Orc becomes a police officer.
  • WAR MACHINE: Brad Pitt brings a movie based on the book by Michael Hastings called, The Operators.
  • NETFLIX COMEDY: Louis CK joins the massive roster of comedy talent at Netflix, including Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.
  • THE IRISHMAN: Martin Scorsese will be reuniting with Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro, in addition to Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and more.
  • LEGION: We'll give a spoiler free review of Legion. Hint...it's awesome.
Feb 25, 2017

Get Out; Collide; Rock Dog; Han Solo picture; Academy Awards predictions; Batman director and Nightwing movie; GOT meets Inhumans and Predator; Alien Covenant; Castle Rock series; The Discovery; Between The Cracks: Schitt$ Creek.

  • GET OUT: The new horror movie from Jordan Peele is receiving stellar reviews. Ryan believes it's one of the best horror movies to come out in a long time and gives a spoiler-free review.
  • WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The rest of the movies this weekend are a little underwhelming, with Collide and Rock Dog.
  • HAN SOLO SET PICTURE: We received our first look of the cast of the upcoming young Han Solo movie. Is it enough to generate excitement for the risky film by Disney?
  • ACADEMY AWARDS: We bring on DT Movie Buff, Rob Oster to discuss the upcoming awards. Ryan and Rob each give their predictions and commentary on the films and actors.
  • BATMAN DIRECTOR and NIGHTWING MOVIE?: Yet another week, yet another director out to head the Batman movie. However, developments are under way for a possible Nightwing movie.
  • GOT CAST GET CAST: Iwan Rheon, who played the pure evil Ramsay on Game of Thrones is now joining Marvel's Inhumans, as Maximus the Mad. Also, Alfie Allen aka Theon Greyjoy is joining the growing cast of actors in the upcoming Predator movie.
  • ALIEN COVENANT: The sequel to Prometheus and the prequel to Alien released a 5 minute prologue this week. We learned a little more about the cast and get a sneak peak at what's in store for the latest movie in the franchise.
  • CASTLE ROCK: Stephen King is teaming up with JJ Abrams again, with a very exciting series called Castle Rock, for Hulu. Purportedly the series will tie in all of the many books and movies that reference the Maine town.
  • THE DISCOVERY: This intriguing movie is set in the near future, where a Doctor has discovered proof of the afterlife. It's coming to Netflix in May, with a fully loaded cast.
  • BETWEEN THE CRACKS: SCHITT$ CREEK: This series is funny and charming, starring Eugene Levy and some of his real life family members. It's light, with a great cast and definitely worth checking out.
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