Category Archives: Movies
We live in a world where intrepid people in the world can just put together their own amazing fan film of any property they want. Remember that sweet Mortal Kombat movie from a few years ago? That led to a pretty awesome web series, and I think some solid career opportunities for the creator.
Well now director Allan Ungar brings us a fan film about the Uncharted video game series. And he’s got Nathan Fillion in the starring role of Nathan Drake!
Yep, that was pretty darn amazing. Well made, well acted, well written; I would love more of these. Heck, I’d be down for an entire movie like this. I’ve barely played the Uncharted series, but that was a darn good short film!
I don’t know about you, but I am uneasy about casting Zachary Levi as Shazam in the upcoming Shazam! movie. I loved Levi in Chuck (until that show broke my heart), but for some reason, I just can’t see him as anything other than Zachary Levi when he has another role. When he showed up as Fandral in Thor: The Dark World, I didn’t see Fandral, I saw Levi in a blonde wig and goatee.
So I just don’t know if I’m going to buy him as Shazam in the upcoming movie.
That’s our first official look at Levi in costume, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. There were some leaks online previously, but I think I was too lazy to share those. It happens.
I like the costume, it looks fine. But there’s just that nagging feeling in the back of my head that Levi isn’t going to be able to pull it off. Possibly because I keep picturing Shazam as his Justice League cartoon version, the big, brawny guy that’s built like a barn. Levi is still kind of a shrimp. I’m sure he bulked up for the role and looks like a muscular god, but he’s still got a small frame.
I dunno. We’ll see. I just wanted to share the picture.
And complain a little that it’s madness that DC wouldn’t put the Rock’s Black Adam in this movie. If you’ve cast the Rock as Black Adam, and you’re making a Shazam movie, why the flippin’ hell do you not put those two things together immediately?!
The growing Ant-Man franchise might not be the biggest money-maker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I still love it like all the rest! In fact, I kind of love it a little more, because Ant-Man is my favorite superhero in the MCU. And I’m so glad that his movies are so much fun!
Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I’m a little disappointed that we’ve got to wait all the way until March for Captain Marvel. That’s a long wait! Of course, I say that knowing that years fly by like the snap of a finger in adulthood, and it will be March before we know it, and we’ll be complaining that, “Jeez, it’s already March”, and another entire year will have passed to bring me and all of us closer to the grave…
But hey! Ant-Man and the Wasp! Join me after the jump for my full review. And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
In fact, don’t read anything I write about this Only Leigh cartoon unless you’re completely caught up on The Good Place TV show on NBC, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.
Only watch this Only Leigh cartoon if you have already watched both seasons of The Good Place and maybe Avengers: Infinity War. Only those people who have watched both should watch this cartoon.
And if you haven’t seen The Good Place, go watch it now. Trust me, it’s totally worth the watch and you do not want any spoilers. Then once you’ve watched it, you can come back here and enjoy this delightful video.
Honestly, I’m a little surprised. The normally impeccable Only Leigh, of whom I am a huge fan, didn’t need to go spoiling The Good Place like this. I’m all for sharing in the awesomeness of The Good Place, but that big twist is possibly the biggest, greatest twist in modern television, up there with the Red Wedding on Game of Thrones. All for just a bunch of OK Tony Stark jokes? Don’t get me wrong, it’s of the usual high Only Leigh quality, but that twist spoiler has got to be breaking some sort of unwritten rule.
In a bit of fun comedic commentary, Honest Trailers has combined Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim: Uprising. I saw both of these movies in the theater and, must like this trailer says, they’re both pretty fine.
But it’s a hot Tuesday, soon to be a holiday, so let’s just enjoy and have a nice day!