Monday, December 29, 2014

Frank Oz is back as the voice of Yoda in Star Wars Rebels

Frank Oz is back as the voice of Yoda in Star Wars Rebels: "Path of the Jedi" airing Monday, January 4th at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD.

Rebels takes place a few years before the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, while Yoda is in exile on Dagobah.

Here's a clip from the episode:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mozart in the Jungle: Amazons new series is worth a look

The first season of Amazon's new series Mozart in the Jungle is available now. It was released in it's entirety. I've seen the first three episodes and I'm enjoying it very much. Interesting, funny, love the music. It shows the behind the scenes of the world of the symphony.

Favorite characters are Hailey, an oboist trying to make it in a very tough industry, Rodrigo who is what I expected, young, quirky and brilliant. People can say what they want about him but when it comes to music he is a genius. Also it's so great to see Bernadette Peters. I've loved her for years and she is wonderful in this.

The episodes are only about 25 minutes which I kind of like. I definitely recommend checking it out.

From Amazon:
A new Amazon Original Series: What happens behind the curtains at the symphony is just as captivating as what happens on stage. Created by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore). Brash new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is stirring things up, and young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sons of Anarchy - Jax's Legacy (the finale) SPOILERS

SPOILERS for the series finale of Sons of Anarchy. 

Jax left a legacy to his sons, by completely destroying everything good about himself. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Does Mark Wahlberg deserve a Pardon for 1988 crime?

Mark Wahlberg served 45 days in jail in 1988 for beating up Vietnamese immigrant, Johnny Trinh. The actor has recently been trying to get a pardon and even his victim agrees that Wahlberg deserves one. Johnny Trinh, is now living in Texas and told Daily Mail that he had no idea who his assailant was until now.

"I've worked very hard to better myself as a person, and this was something that was put in front of me. Whether it happens or not, I will continue to work hard to be the best person I can be and be a role model and inspiration to kids growing up in areas like mine that don't have a real shot to succeed," - Wahlberg
A document was filed November 26th requesting the pardon. It states that in 1988, when Wahlberg was 16, he hit a man in the head with a wooden stick while trying to steal two cases of alcohol in front of a convenience store near his family's home in the Dorchester section of Boston.   Wahlberg says the pardon will help him with his youth programs. The charge prohibits him from becoming a probation officer.
“The more complex answer is that receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988. It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works,” Wahlberg wrote. 
But most people believe that it's because his record could prevent him from receiving a liquor license in California. That doesn't bode well for his restaurants Wahlburgers or Alma Nove expansions.

Does it matter if that's his main reason, as long as he's proven he's not the same person he was back then? It will be hard for him to get the governor of Massachusetts on board. There have been no pardons from the last two governors in that state and I'm not so sure the first one will be for Wahlberg.
Sources: wcvb,,

Star Wars Comic #1 is Best Selling Comic even before being released!

Star Wars #1 is the top-selling single-issue comic book of the last twenty years and it won't even be in stores until January 14, 2015.

Marvel has confirmed that the issue has more than one million sold to direct market. 

That news doesn't surprise me. What with the new movie coming out and simply the fact that it's Star Wars.

The series will take place between the events of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back and feature all of the major characters from the films.

"I’m super thrilled, of course. I’ve been saying for a while that 2015 is gonna be a very good year to be writing Star Wars. This only proves it. Excitement is already building for the new film coming next December, and we’re just lucky we get to be the first big new Star Wars story coming right out of the gate. So yeah, I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve put together." - writer Jason Aaron

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rizzoli & Isles renewed for Season 6!

It's official! Rizzoli & Isles will be back for a 6th season with 18 episodes. But first they need to finish season five! ;-)

New episodes of Rizzoli & Isles will begin in February with episode 5×12 “Burden of Proof.”

A high-profile prosecutor is being accused of murder, but Jane doesn’t think he was behind it. Meanwhile, Maura is facing meeting Jack’s daughter, and Angela gives her some insight in how to handle kids.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

J.K. Rowling is adding to the Harry Potter saga beginning Dec. 12th

J.K. Rowling announced that she will release new segments within her existing Harry Potter saga starting December 12th. Fans will have to answer the rhyming riddles posted on Pottermore in order to receive the new writings.

 Here's the announcement on Pottermore Facebook:
Christmas is coming early to Pottermore. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a surprise for you every day on at 1pm GMT (8am EST).
With wonderful new writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from 'Half-Blood Prince', shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don’t miss out – just visit and answer our rhyming riddles to unwrap a #PottermoreChristmas surprise every day.  -

Stephen King’s IT is coming to the big-screen

Stephen King’s horror novel It is coming to the big-screen. Produced by Dan Lin and directed by Cary Fukunaga. 

“The idea is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot,” said Lin. “Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed with it. You guys are gonna be really excited.” Lin plans to split King’s novel into two movies. “The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth.” The first film will be a coming-of-age story about the children tormented by It. The second will see those same characters continue as adults. 

“The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,” said Lin. “We didn’t want to make this unless he felt it was the right way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got back was, ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make.’ So that was really gratifying.”

Source: Vulture

Terminator Genisys Trailer: It's Deja vu all over again

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Stephen Strange in Marvel's Doctor Strange.

Fan Art by Juan Hugo Martinez
 It's official, Marvel has confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

It will be directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaihts.

After a car accident Doctor Stephen Strange discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Terminator: Genisys Motion Poster [aka Teaser Trailer]

Make sure to check back for the Terminator: Genisys trailer on Thursday, December 4th, but for now, here’s what they're calling a motion poster:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Too many curses in Once Upon a Time? Jennifer Morrison says no.

What do think, has Once Upon A Time worn out the use of curses as a plotline? Jennifer Morrison doesn't think so. Do you agree?