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First Trailer for IN THE HEIGHTS

When was the last time we had a proper musical in theaters from a major studio?1

I’m sure a lot of people were hoping that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s other musical were hitting the big screen, but this looks pretty damn great. The direction of Jon M. Chu just adds to what was already a beloved show.

  1. I decided to check Wikipedia, it seems that the last notable movie musical was 2016’s La La Land, but I’d also argue about some of the movies they define as a musical.



An adaptation of Michael Chabon’s acclaimed novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” has been given a series commitment at Showtime.

The series comes as part of a multi-year overall production pact which Chabon and his producing partner Ayelet Waldman have inked with CBS TV Studios. Under the agreement, CBS will have the exclusive rights to produce TV content created and developed by the husband-and-wife team across all platforms.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is simply one of the greatest books I’ve ever read, so I can’t wait to see a television-length series adapting it.

…even if it means I have to sign up for yet another streaming service. Bless you, Apple TV Channels.


Jason Reitman’s taking the reigns from his father in this completely authorized continuation of the Ghostbusters saga (in something which both buries the 2016 installment and gives credence to the doofuses who whined about it.)

I’m of two minds here:

  1. I really like the look and feel of this trailer. As someone who loves movies and series like Super 8, the two It films and Stranger Things, the “sci-fi concept subverted through younger eyes” concept sings to me. BUT
  2. I can’t help but feel weird about the relative lack of humor here, the fact that we’re probably dealing with Gozer again, and that what was a silly movie about people doing the shitty work of catching ghosts is being deified in some way. Should I be laughing or approaching it with hushed breath?

Guess we will have to see how it comes together. At the least, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd will deliver something watchable. The real question will be: how soon after this will Dan Aykroyd start claiming that the real real really real Ghostbusters 3 was coming?

A Video Game NPC Goes Rogue in Ryan Reynolds’ FALL GUY

The trailer for the movie is fun, and makes me wonder if (like with Deadpool) Reynolds has a direct line to Disney/Fox marketing, but really, the concept feels like it’d be a short at best.

Also, does enough of the general public understand non playable characters and similar concepts for this to resonate? I know the nerds won and all, but this feels a smidge presumptuous.

Either way: happy to see Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) get a prominent role in a blockbuster.