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- Faults of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles notwithstanding, you have to admit that Shredder was a badass. Yes, he looked like something that should be sold on a Verimark informercial, but he was a proper lethal threat to the Turtles. But there’s so much more to Shredder than just deadly blades and nefarious plots, if only people took the time to ask.
- On top of the already released Cinderella, and the upcoming Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan and Winnie the Pooh, Disney are now also developing a live-action Pinocchio. Because of course they are. At this stage, I think it would be far more expedient if Disney just gave us the list classic cartoons they’re not doing over again.
- Poster of the day: Unforgiven
- And the winner of the Most Eclectic Cast Award for 2015 goes to… Spike Lee’s Chicago-based drama Chiraq, which is eyeballing Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West to star!
- Another day, another hilarious new pic of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool that just keeps pushing my excitement levels even higher. This time Reynolds tweeted out a pic of himself in costume reading Deadpool #250, the issue in which the character recently “died”.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 8, 2015
- Looks like everybody’s favourite vampire slayer is going to show up in the next season of everybody’s favourite sex and violence drenched show. No, Sarah Michelle Gellar is not appearing in Game of Thrones, I mean the real favourite vampire slayer in the real favourite bloody and sexy show as Eliza Dushku will be joining Banshee in its fourth season.
- Popular Mechanics have reached out to a bunch of scientists to ask them what they consider the 10 best sci-fi movies ever. I’ll give you just 2001 guesses as to which well-deserving movie (and my own personal pick) came out on top.
- Key & Peele is one of the greatest comedy sketch shows around as the titular Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele come up with some of the most inventive and hilarious skits. But sometimes the comedy duo’s ideas are just to wacky for a normal TV show to produce. They recently told EW about just such a sketch that pokes fun at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Oooze‘s catchy theme song, and luckily for us, the guys at EW decided to turn it into a short cartoon!
- MTV have unveiled the first official clip from Jurassic World. And it contains zero dinosaurs. Normally that would be a bummer, but luckily it does contain 100% snarky Chris Pratt.
- And because nothing is sacred anymore, not even even lame Freddie Prinze Jr. romcom’s from the 90’s, Miramax and The Weinstein Company are developing a remake of She’s All That. The original movie is a loose adaptation of My Fair Lady and followed Prinze as a high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn a shy art student (Rachel Leigh Cooke) into his high school’s prom queen. Despite tepid reviews the original was a huge box off success making $100 million off just a $10 million budget, but is since mainly remembered for popularizing the oft-parodied “ponytail and glasses” meme. Also, as I just learned, it was one of the late Paul Walker’s first roles.
- Want to really impress your fellow geeks as you’re standing in the queue to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in a few weeks? Then just drop the knowledge you picked up in this video about 7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About ‘The Avengers’.
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Last Updated: April 9, 2015