Fan-favorite Scott Pilgrim is back! This time as an anime adaptation headed to Netflix.
“Scott Pilgrim, which has been a beloved comic, a cult classic film, and an absolutely addictive video game, has now reached boss level with an upcoming anime adaptation. Netflix and UCP (The Umbrella Academy, Chucky) are adapting Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic series, with O’Malley writing and executive producing alongside Ben-David Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark? reboot).”
Eternals is now streaming on Disney+! Let’s revisit the film’s post-credits scene and what it may be setting up for the MCU ahead.
“The scene sees Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman come dangerously close to wielding his family’s famed Ebony Blade for the first time, only to be stopped by the voice of an unseen stranger. Fortunately, it was revealed shortly after Eternals’ theatrical release that the scene’s mystery character is none other than Mahershala Ali’s Blade, who is set to appear in his MCU solo film sometime in the next few years.”
No surprise here: Squid Game was the most-watched show on Netflix in 2021, but by how much?
“Piecing together the most-watched Netflix series every year is always a bit dicey with how the streamer releases its data. For instance, they’d previously been using a model with metrics that depended on households that watched a particular movie or TV show. But watched is a loose term that seemed to mean anyone who clicked play on a title regardless of if they made it 10 seconds into the material or backed out because they had selected the wrong program.”
The next great horror-comedy could be on its way… from the Foo Fighters?
“Say the name ‘Dave Grohl’ and you think about rock. Nirvana. Foo Fighters. An all-time legend already and he’s still making music. Along his musical journey, Grohl has also more than dabbled in film, including directing one himself, the documentary Sound City, and appearing in movies such as Bill and Ted Face the Music, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, and The Muppets. But that was just him. This February, he’s not only starring in a feature film but he’s also got his whole band to back him up.”
After not having a slew of hosts for the last few years, the Oscars will finally have one again! But who?
“The Academy Awards a.k.a. the Oscars haven’t had a host in the past three years. All that will soon change on March 27, 2022. Craig Erwich, the president of ABC and Hulu originals programming, confirmed that the upcoming ceremony will indeed have a host.”
Justice for Bidoof!
“A new animation released this morning by The Pokémon Company provides a wonderfully intimate look at the life of one Bidoof, from its time as the outcast of its colony to champion of the Pokémon League. ‘A bumbling Bidoof with a tendency to bite off more than it can chew finds itself between a rock and a hard place as it embarks on a journey to find its place in the world,’ reads the video’s official description. And while apt, that summary belies how emotionally resonant the short manages to be. I’m sure we’ve all felt like a Bidoof bumbling about in the shadow of a much cooler Lucario at some point in our lives.”