Link Tank: Clifford the Big Red Dog is the Latest Victim of a Live-Action Reboot

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Clifford the Big Red Dog live action reboot

Is any of your childhood nostalgia safe? Apparently, the answer to that is “no” in our CGI-filled first look at Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is the latest in classic childhood nostalgia getting the big-screen treatment, and maybe my heart is getting less cynical as I get older, but the trailer looks wholesome and, dare I say, fun! I’m not someone who can tell you the entire backstory of Kaiju Good Boy and his red Kool-Aid-shaded fur, but I do remember the book series being a part of my life at some point growing up.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Well, that was quick. Mario Gold: Super Rush has been out less than a week and it’s already discounted on Amazon.

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“The latest spinoff of Mario and company dipping their toes into the sports world released this past Friday in the form of Mario Golf: Super Rush. The golf controls feel great and the game is a blast to play—especially with friends. There just isn’t a whole lot to do in it. The Adventure Mode feels very cobbled together or as if they had to cut a lot of ideas coming in at around five hours to complete. If you’re a solo player, once you complete that, you’ll find yourself wondering what to do next other than trying to beat your own scores on the measly six courses the game offers. Really all of this wouldn’t be that big of an issue if the game had not been set at the full retail price of $60.”

Read more at The Inventory

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel is hopeful his sci-fi action series Riddick will return for a fourth installment.

“During a recent interview with Games Radar, Vin Diesel confirmed it’s only “a matter of timing” before production begins on the fourth Riddick movie. David Twohy, he wrote a great script. It’s just a matter of timing when we get that opportunity to shoot that. But I believe we’re shooting that in Australia. And it would be the fourth chapter in that series, which would be awesome.”

Read more at Gizmodo

The late James Gandolfini’s son Michael is playing a younger version of Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, and yes he looks exactly like him.

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“The first trailer for David Chase’s long-awaited Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, is here and it introduces a young Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini’s son Michael, who is just as aimless as, well, AJ Soprano. He likes to listen to music and wants to go to college, and his mother Livia (now portrayed by Vera Farmiga) is, as we know from the series, highly unimpressed with everything he does. But then his uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola) comes along introducing Tony into the world of organized crime, and that’s where things get interesting.”

Read more at Thrillist

From Fleabag to Invincible, here are the best shows streaming on Amazon Prime right now.

“If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’re entitled to free expedited shipping, free Kindle downloads, and lots of other perks. But some customers are perfectly content to relegate their use of the service to the company’s considerable streaming video options. Check out our picks for the best TV shows on Amazon Prime right now.”

Read more at Mental Floss

The long wait is finally over, but was it worth it? Find out why Black Widow is a huge step in the right direction for Marvel.

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“Two years ago, in Avengers: Endgame, we witnessed the demise of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. It was an emotional, sudden end to a beloved character who, until her debut in 2010’s Iron Man 2, was largely an unknown beyond the pages of comic books. Black Widow was overdue before a pandemic delayed it by a year. Its premise as a hybrid spin-off — it’s a sequel to 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and prequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War  makes it the ideal re-entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Read more at Inverse