The original A Quiet Place was pretty neat: a suspense thriller where Earth’s population had been decimated by man-chomping aliens who see through sound, forcing the survivors to creep around as silently as possible — or else. The sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, was…well, I have no idea, because I’ve never gotten the chance to see it. I didn’t pay for a ticket, rental stores are dead as a concept, and the only place it streams is Paramount+.
Thirty years ago today, Sonic The Hedgehog 3 was released for Sega Genesis. It would be fitting to premiere the first trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (the movie) this very day, but apparently it’s not ready yet. That didn’t stop Sonic himself from revealing a bit of new info via a CGI teaser of the logo:
IDW has been the home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for quite some time now. The TMNT got their start in the comics, after all, 40 years ago as a humble black and white indie release. Now a new deal between IDW and Paramount assures their current gig will continue for quite some time to come.
Everyone is eagerly anticipating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the return of the ninjas who are turtles to the big screen in a fresh new form. The film is expected to be a hit for Paramount and Nickelodeon, enough so that they’ve gone ahead and approved a sequel for production.
It’s going to be a good year for animated movies. We get Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse in mere days, and a couple months after that, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leap onto the big screen in their fir====er, SECOND ever animated film, subtitled Mutant Mayhem.
I’m gonna be that one annoying guy in the room who says he didn’t like the Galaxy Quest movie. Most people love it, but I didn’t get the appeal. I thought the good aliens were really annoying and the plot beats were very predictable. Also, it insists upon itself.
Sonic has had plenty of TV shows (the latest one, Sonic Prime, is running right now on Netflix). But he has a tendency to (hedge)hog the spotlight. We’re sure other people in his circle of contacts would appreciate breaking out into shows of their own. It took thirty years, but after making his debut in Sonic 3 for Genesis, Knuckles the Echidna will finally receive his own star vehicle, which for now is just appropriately called “Knuckles.”
We weren’t sure how to feel when we first heard Seth Rogen and his production team were working on a new animated Ninja Turtles movie. We were even more cautious when we heard he’d be “reinventing” them as behaving closer to actual teenagers. There’s a lot that could have gone wrong here, though we suppose he couldn’t possibly come up with a worse take than Michael Bay did.
Survivor is one of the longest-running reality shows. The long-lasting non-scripted reality competition has been around for 44 Seasons for over two decades. It is fascinating that we now have contestants who are younger than the show itself. In one week the new season, Survivor 44 will be on TV. You can also watch it on Paramount+. While you are waiting, You can find the contestants to root for as the profile videos of each contestant are now uploaded online.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is a 10-episode TV series. It serves as a prequel to 1978 hit musical Grease and its sequel, Grease 2. The original movie is based on a 1971 musical from Chicago. It catapulted John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John to fame and made an impressive $366.2 million at the box office. The Film turned John Travolta into a film superstar. In the case of Olivia Newton-John, It made her a music legend.
An article went up on THR two weeks ago about how Hollywood studios are kind of in a bind right now because they bet everything and the kitchen sink on streaming and, though it DOES still appear to be the future, it DOESN’T seem to be as profitable as the old, ad-supported, charge-a-million-bucks-for-cable system was. Interviewed experts differed in their opinions as to what should be done next, but the word “consolidation” was thrown around a lot, a word that tends to make my toes curl (and not in a good way).
Dungeons & Dragons hasn’t been very lucky in getting Hollywood adaptions, with only a handful of productions carrying the official D&D brand in existence (if we threw in material INSPIRED by D&D, though, the list would be a long one). That is rapidly changing now that Wizards of the Coast owns D&D, Hasbro owns Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro is hungry to get its recognizable IP churning out material.