Pop Culture Download: April 22, 2018

Pop Culture Download: April 22, 2018

 

On the Docket

Harry Anderson, probably best known as Judge Harry Stone on Night Court, has died at the age of 65. – [KCTV5]

Billy Mitchell, formerly known as the Donkey Kong world record holder, has been stripped of his title and scores after evidence of cheating surfaced. – [Variety]

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is being revived/remade on Amazon Prime. – [YouTube]

Asian-American theater pioneer Soon-Tek Oh has died at the age of 85. – [Variety]

A bitter court dispute is stopping any further films in the Mad Max series. – [Sydney Morning Herald]

Legendary NPR newscaster Carl Kassell has died at the age of 84. – [NPR]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. – [NYT]

Star Wars: Episode IX has hired Victoria Mahoney as the second unit director. She is the first woman in Star Wars film history to serve as second unit director and in a directing role. – [THR]

Verne Troyer, probably best known as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at age 49. – [CNN]

Starz has canceled Ash vs. The Evil Dead after three seasons. – [Variety]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with the oft-maligned big budget debut of Daredevil. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: April 15, 2018

Pop Culture Download: April 15, 2018

 

On the Docket

Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, Marvel’s Inhumans) has been tapped as Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise for Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season. – [StarTrek.com]

Stand-up comedian and star of One Mississippi Tig Notaro is joining Star Trek: Discovery as Denise Reno, chief engineer of the USS Hiawatha. – [Deadline]

Arrow‘s Season Seven: Willa Holland is out and Colton Haynes is back in. – [THR]

Nat Geo is adapting Hidden Figures as a television series. – [Variety]

Black Panther will be released to digital on May 8 and physical media on May 15. – [IGN]

TV everyman Tim O’Connor (Buck Rogers, Peyton Place, Twilight Zone) has died at the age of 90. – [THR]

Iconic Full Metal Jacket drill instructor R. Lee Ermey has died at 74. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with the third (and often possibly worst) Sam Raimi Spider-Man film. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: April 8, 2018

Pop Culture Download: April 8, 2018

 

On the Docket

Black Panther is now the third-highest grossing film in domestic history, sailing past the once unsinkable Titanic. – [THR]

A new trailer has been released for Solo: A Star Wars Story. – [YouTube]

A League of Their Own is being optioned for television by Amazon Studios. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with the second Sam Raimi Spider-Man film. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: April 1, 2018

Pop Culture Download: April 1, 2018

 

On the Docket

The 2018 Hugo Award Finalists have been announced. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 19. – [Tor]

Powerhouse television producer Steven Bochco has died at the age of 74. – [THR]

Funko is introducing a horror/occult line of cereal, including Freddy Krueger, Elvira, and Beetlejuice. – [Bloody Disgusting]

Colin Trevorrow has been tapped for a third Jurassic World film. – [Variety]

Keith DeCandido continues his 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film. – [Tor]

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Pop Culture Download: March 25, 2018

Pop Culture Download: March 25, 2018

 

On the Docket

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus has died at the age of 94. Coincidentally, it was just days after the company announced that it was liquidating its stores in the United States. – [CNN]

The Marvel News Desk channel on YouTube has compressed the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a twenty-minute video in preparation for next month’s Avengers: Infinity War. – [YouTube]

Deadpool 2 has a new trailer, one that definitely earns a red band. – [YouTube]

H. Wayne Huizenga, founder of the now defunct Blockbuster Video, has died at the age of 80. – [THR]

Disney Music Group is remastering the single-disc soundtracks for the first six Star Wars films – A New HopeEmpire Strikes BackReturn of the JediThe Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith – for release on May 4th. The remaining two-disc complete soundtracks for Episodes II and III are still missing in action. – [StarWars.com]

Keith DeCandido’s 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch continues with a look at the first cinematic outing for the Incredible Hulk. – [Tor.com]

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Pop Culture Download: March 18, 2018

Pop Culture Download: March 18, 2018

 

On the Docket

Doctor Stephen Hawking, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, has died at the age of 76. – [BBC]

Mark Hamill has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. – [Variety]

Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. – [Syfy]

The trailers have been released for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mary Poppins Returns, Christopher Robin, and Avengers: Infinity War. – [In order on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Keith DeCandido’s 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch continues with the sort of sequel to the Christopher Reeve era of Superman with Superman Returns. – [Tor.com]

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Pop Culture Download: March 11, 2018

Pop Culture Download: March 11, 2018

 

On the Docket

Toys “R” Us is reportedly on the verge of liquidating U.S. operations, marking the end of an era. – [LA Times]

Lost in Space is coming back to televisions, this time on Netflix. – [Trailer]

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has returned to BBC Radio with The Hexagonal Phase, part six of the famous trilogy. – [Ars Technica]

Jon Favreau has been tapped to executive produce and write a Star Wars live-action series. – [StarWars.com]

Keith DeCandido’s 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch continues looking into the X-Men with X-Men: The Last Stand. – [Tor.com]

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