Episode 83: They Want a Sequel

They Want a Sequel

Join Chad and TJ to talk about concepts for an Apple TV refresh, Acapella Mario and other late ‘80s/early ‘90s games, Andy Serkis directing the Warner Bros. version of ‘The Jungle Book’, thoughts on Pixar, ‘Newt’, ‘Cars 3’, ‘The Incredibles 2’ and more, Brian Tyler scoring ‘The Avengers 2’ instead of Alan Silvestri, and lots of other fun stuff. Plus, don’t miss TWO film reviews this week: ‘3 Days to Kill’, which TJ found to be passable but Chad pretty much as an active dislike for, and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ which both agree is a great film. TJ may have enjoyed it a bit more however.

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  • Apple TV Concept by Martin Hajek

    These sorts of things are fun, but I can’t see Apple really doing much of it. We’ll almost certainly see a new Apple TV this year (or maybe next depending on how overwhelmed Apple’s hardware team are feeling this year), but I expect it to be a more conservative update.

  • Acapella Mario (and Other) Game Music

    This has absolutely nothing to do with movies or TV shows, but I absolutely love this and I thougth you guys would too. As you might recall from my previous posts about Nintendo, the Wii, the Wii U and the like, I’m a casual gamer and like to post stuff about it occasionally.

    So enjoy. And feel free to click on through and some other work this guy has done. He’s pretty amazing.

  • Andy Serkis Will Direct Warner Bros. Version of ‘The Jungle Book’

    Andy Serkis is going to go from playing CG animals to directing them. The acclaimed mo-cap actor is set to helm Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, based onRudyard Kipling‘s classic tales about an orphan boy raised in the jungle.

    Although Serkis has served as a second unit director on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy,The Jungle Book marks his feature directorial debut.

  • Pixar’s ‘Newt’ Cancelation, Cars, The Incredibles, and more.

    It’s sad to me that an original film was canned. Something is sure going on over at Pixar that has us all more than a little worried. But since Brad Bird is involved with The Incredibles sequel, I’m hopeful at least for that. Cars 3 makes me more than a little nervous. In fact I’d go as far as to say that the prospect of Cars 3 makes me want to gag.

  • Brian Tyler to Score ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Brian Tyler is a fine composer, but it makes me more than a little sad that Alan Silvestri is not coming back for Avengers 2. His work on The Avengers was fantastic and I really like it when we can keep composer continuity across films.

  • 3 Days to Kill — IMDb

    A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

  • 3 Days to Kill — Rotten Tomatoes

    3 Days to Kill uneasily mixes technically accomplished action sequences with an underdeveloped family conflict.

  • 3 Days to Kill — Box Office Mojo

    Domestic Total as of Mar. 24, 2014: $29,806,393
    Distributor: Relativity Release Date: February 21, 2014
    Genre: Action Thriller Runtime: 1 hrs. 57 min.
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 Production Budget: $28 million

  • Muppets Most Wanted — IMDb

    While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

  • Muppets Most Wanted — Rotten Tomatoes

    While it may not reach the delirious heights of The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted still packs in enough clever gags, catchy songs, and celebrity cameos to satisfy fans of all ages.

  • Muppets Most Wanted — Box Office Mojo

    Domestic Total as of Mar. 24, 2014: $18,163,292
    Distributor: Buena Vista Release Date: March 21, 2014
    Genre: Family Comedy Runtime: 1 hrs. 52 min.
    MPAA Rating: PG Production Budget: $50 million