Coming in October, Star Wars: Rebels promises a whole lot of action in the sandbox that is the near 20 year gap between Episodes III and IV. Released at Comic Con today was a look at what we can expect in the first season (as well as some old friends). Continue reading
It’s about time! After making Roy run around in a hoodie for over a season, he’s finally upgrading to either his Arsenal or Red Arrow persona for Arrow season 3 as we can see in this photo courtesy of EW.
Footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be shown at Comic Con 2014 (which begins tonight) so hopefully they will CUT US A FREAKING TRAILER soon, but I am temporarily satisfied to gaze in wonder at this. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014.
“Homily” – a short lesson or sermon. That’s the word that knocked me out of the fricking Scripps Howard Spelling Bee when I was in middle school and freaking Lisa Dodda got to go to DC for the national. Now she’s probably a doctor or a lawyer or CIA assassin….something cool. I’m writing a blog about a movie about spelling bees. Oh, right, yes, the movie. Sorry, got off on a tangent there for a second.
Starring and Directed by Jason Bateman, Bad Words is the story of a 40-year old man who, through a loophole in the rules, enters a spelling bee against kids 30 years his junior. As to why, that’s the payoff and it’s pretty good. Bateman’s character is a spelling bee’s worst nightmare. He’s foul, acerbic, plays dirty and can spell like he’s reading the dictionary. Bateman delivers a good performance, proving again his talent for comedic excellence. Also great was Rohan Chad as Bateman’s nemesis/new best friend.
As a former victim, I mean contestant, of the spelling bee machine, I appreciated it a lot more than I think most would. The humor falls flat some of the time and even at a brisk 90 minutes it feels padded. But if you liked Arrested Development or suffer from childhood spelling bee traumatic syndrome (CSBTS), you’ll probably have fun with this rental.
Godzilla is one of the summer’s movies that has grown on me in retrospect, so I’m looking forward to giving it another try on Blu Ray and it looks like Warner Brothers has some cool special features as to how they brought the big guy to life. Godzilla hits stores on September 16, 2014 and you can read the full release from Warner Brothers below. Continue reading