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TELEVISION- Real O’Neals most likely cancelled

Tragically all signs are pointing to The Real O’Neals being canned. Two of its main stars just got cast in new pilots. 
Jay R. Ferguson who pays Pat O’Neal just recently got cast in new show Living Biblically. While Matt Shively another of the O’Neal clan joined another comedy called Spaced Out.

The series lasted two seasons and followed The O’Neals a Catholic family who are dealing with a divorce while their youngest son comes out as gay.

Such a shame, this show had some iconic moments. 

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TELEVISION- EW finally reveals Buffy Reunion shoot 

Footage from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion for EW magazine has been released.

Sorry we spoilt the surpise weeks ago with our Instagram investigation. Everyone looks so fabulous and grateful for the experience they had on the show.

It  doesn’t look like Eliza Dushku was present. She played notable badass Faith. From when I suspect it happened when Dushku was making her powerful speech to students in NH Youth Summit about her issues with drugs. 

I can’t wait to see some of the pics from this shoot!

TELEVISION- A Buffy Reunion? 

My Scooby senses are tingling that a Buffy reunion is taking place. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar posted this photo and my ears perked. What are you up to Buffster? 

This was followed up by another post by fellow Buffy star, David Boreanaz. 

He appears to be onset with Charisma Carpenter ANOTHER Buffy star. The plot thickens when Sarah Michelle posted another pic. 

She is photoshoot ready and promoting nail polish created by David Boreanaz’s wife Jamie. 

I think they are taking part in a photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly centred on reunions. For special reunion editions of their magazine, Entertainment Weekly have reunited several casts from iconic shows and it looks like Buffy could be its next. 

Check out some of their past reunions.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer celebrates its 20th anniversary this Friday (March 10th). 

MOVIES- X-Men Timeline Errors Explained

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With the release of Logan, we all questioned  whereabouts in the massive X-Men movie timeline Logan fit.

The movie series has had many changes over the last couple of years, with several of the films becoming defunct. In Days of Future Past, a majority of the films basically didn’t happen. These include anything that happened after the original X-Men film. These were X-Men, X2, X-Men The Last Stand, some of the events in Wolverine Origins, The Wolverine and the future depicted in Days of Future Past.

Does that mean, these films were all a waste? Technically no! As seen in Logan, Professor X speak about a Statue of Liberty incident. This happened in X-Men, which according to the events of Days of Future Past never happened anymore. So my assumption is that although there was a shift in time, maybe some of the events still occurred. Like maybe somebody or still Magneto attempted to turn humans into mutants in the Statue of Liberty in this altered universe.

There are still a lot of issues with continuity in the series despite the erasure of several of the films. So I’ve combed the films and the internet and came up with some theories to explain away the error. It will help me sleep better and enjoy the films peacefully.

Lets gets started.

Sabretooth

Before the timeline shift, Sabretooth is revealed to be Wolverine’s brother in the film Wolverine Origins. This contradicts the original X-Men film. They both meet and do not recognise each other. Wolverine wouldn’t remember him as his memory was wiped due to being shot in the head with an Adamantium bullet. Sabretooth however should.

The only thing I have for this is Sabretooth’s mutation. Over the years, perhaps his mutation caused him to become more feral and animalistic. Sabretooth is fixated on Wolverine in the film, choosing the always fight him. This could be due to him remembering him in someway and reacting in violence.

How is Professor X alive in the future?

At the very end of The Wolverine, Wolverine is approached by a very much alive Charles Xavier and Magneto. How could this happen when we seen Jean Grey destroy Charles and his body?

In the final moments of The Last Stand, Moira MacTaggart is seen at the bedside of a man in a hospital bed. The man turns to her, says hello and sounds exactly like Charles. In the dvd commentary it is explained that Charles has transferred his mind into the body of his comatose twin brother. There was no mention of his twin brother before so that had me stumped.

Another problem was that Charles was still in a wheelchair. How could this be, if he was basically in somebody else’s body? Due to him taking the body of a comatose patient, maybe they suffered from muscular atrophy and they  would have been unable to walk also. Especially if it is to believed  it was his twin who went into a coma at birth.

Moira MacTaggart

In First Class, Moira is a CIA agent but in the Last Stand she is a doctor. What happened? I think due their constant run ins with the X-Men that maybe Moira changed professions to study mutants. She is obsessed with mutant activity in First Class and also in Apocalypse, so her jumping into studying them would not be a strange leap.

Storm, Jean Grey, Scott, Nightcrawler etc. 

In Apocalypse, we seen the reappearances of several of our favourite characters. But their ages and their background are completely different. For one, Storm begins as an evil character based in Cairo. Alex introduces Scott to Charles, while in Wolverine Origins a young Scott is captured by Weapon X and finally brought into the care of Charles by the film’s end. Also the team meet Nightcrawler in his late 30s in X2 so how come we meet him much earlier as a teenager. So what exactly happened??

I think the shift in mutants becoming more public earlier, caused these changes. As we seen in Flashpoint, The Flash changed one aspect of his life his mother’s murder and it had a ripple affect. So we see it here, expect this change is much greater. The public becomes aware of mutants much earlier. This would push characters to Xavier’s school much earlier.

Mystique

In First Class, we learn that Mystique grew up with Charles and was his good friend. How come they don’t mention this in the future films?

My assumption is that Mystique having fought for many years with Magneto had grown bitter with Charles. You almost see how cold she has gotten in Apocalypse. She is mission driven and isn’t likely to stay for a chat. This could explain how cold she is the future films. She doesn’t want to get into her past with Charles and dredge up old wounds.

Wolverine’s Claws

By the end of The Wolverine, Logan is left without his adamantium claws. But he regains them by Days of Future Past? How did this happen?

During publicity, Singer hinted that Magneto was possibly behind this. That he manipulated the metal into Wolverine’s body again. I don’t understand why don’t this kinda of stuff in the films, instead of us having to dig through dvd commentaries and interviews for an explanation.

Rogue taking the cure

In the Last Stand, the mutant population is offered a cure to rid them of their abilities. Rogue is one of the X-Men who takes the cure. But in Days of Future Past the Rogue cut, Rogue appears but she regained her powers.

The cure was thrown out at the mutants as soon as they created it, so I am guessing that maybe it wasn’t a permanent solution. The cure could have worn off after a while and mutants regained their abilities.

Time Travel

The X-Men are constantly changing the future, from watching the animated series. You even see how they battle to change an apocalyptic future. We can never sure which version of the timeline we are watching. Maybe each film is from a different timeline, although they are played by the same actors, it could be an alternative timeline.

I do think with all the resources available to the creators of these films, they should have created a more cleaner universe. All the Marvel kind of show how it can be done and they’ve created a larger amount of films. X-Men has spanned more years though and a lot of switching of creative teams have helped the confusion between characters and plots.

I do think with the new timeline set in place onwards from Days of Future Past, I’ve noticed alot more effort has put into making it cleaner. It was essentially a reboot of the series that helped explain away the continuity errors. If I find more errors, I’ll add them in and try and explain them away.

MOVIES- Alicia Vikander onset pics of Tomb Raider

If you’ve played the latest incarnations of the Tomb Raider games, these onset pics of the new film will look familiar. 

The new film starring Alicia Vikander is based on the 2013 video game. It follows Lara as she becomes stranded on a deserted island. She must survive the wilderness whilst also fighting off the dangerous savages that live on the island. 

The onset pics show that the film has perfectly recreated Lara’s look. Also based on the obstacles she is running and leaping across, she will be tackling some of the hurdles that we the gamer also faced. 

Though technically a prequel, it is a reboot of the Tomb Raider series. It will be interesting to see whether fans just turned up for Amgelina Jolie last round. 

You can never be sure about the success of a film based on a video game. They can turn out really bad like the bombs that were Dead or Alive, Street Fighter and Assassin Creed movies I loved the campness and ridiculousness of all those films but they didn’t do very well. Luckily though, this genre of film can become a success like the Resident Evil franchise. They lasted 6 movies and spanned 15 years. Though bashed by the critics, they continued to make coin at the box office. 

MOVIES- Power Rangers Movie Script Leaks

A version of the Power Rangers Movie has been leaked. Back in 2014, Max Landis was in charge of recreating the series into a film. Since then, Dean Israelite took over the mantel and we got the movie that is due for release on March 24th.

Landis’ script has leaked on Reddit and here are a couple of the plot points. There are a couple of  big differences from what we have seen in trailers and promotional material.

  • In Landis’ version the Rangers went to school with each other and the majority are romantically linked. Kimberly and Billy were kind of seeing each other and Trini and Jason dated. While in the new version, they all meet through detention and don’t seem close at all. Romance wise, Jason and Kimberly seem to be interested in each other.
  • In Israelite’s version the characters get same power coins they possess in the show while in Landis’ there is one big difference. Zack is given the pink power coin. This leaves with Kimberly as the black ranger and she is the last to receive her coin.
  • The coins are given to the Rangers sporadically throughout Landis’s script. Jason is the first to morph into the Red Ranger. They all soon follow. They aren’t chosen by Zordon or Alpha like in the show. For instance,  Trini demands to have a power coin because her parents are in danger.
  • Zordon seems to be some sort of squid like creature in Landis’ version. He is mobile for the first half of the film and manages to be captured by Jason, Trini and Billy and thrown inside a trunk alongside Alpha.  This is completely different to the series, he has been encased in a tube in any incarnation of Zordon.
  • Rita is off screen for a large majority of the film, she is also confirmed to have been the black ranger. She was swayed to become evil by Lord Zedd. Rita seems to get alot of screen time in the 2017 film so that may differ.
  • Rita’s big plan in script is to repossess her sceptre which holds all her power and gain access to the Command Centre. It is a ship that would use the life force of Earth in order to flee the world and return back to Zedd’s empire. This could possibly be the same.
  • Zordon was originally the Red Ranger. He was in hibernation since managing to seal Rita inside her ship. In doing he damaged his ship and couldn’t return home so waited on the dark side of the moon to be saved. The Zords fell to earth and each found a hiding spot to wait until they called again by the Power Rangers.
  • Zedd’s army has won the war against Zordon’s resistance and rules over the galaxy. He has also killed any existing Power Rangers. Leaving Jason, Trini, Billy, Zack and Kimberly as the last Power Rangers.
  • Once Rita is defeated, word gets back to Lord Zedd and it is revealed he possesses the green power coin.
  • An easter egg: Billy mentions that he thought Kimberly was dating Tommy at one point. Tommy is merely mentioned and doesn’t appear.
  • Golden in the leaked script seems to be some sort of monkey alien thats rolls into an armour to give him all his strength. In the film due out, he seems to be an oozing golden creature.
  • Zack has a girlfriend named Angela. He reveals to her that he is a Power Ranger by the end of the script. So much for keeping that secret.
  • Kimberly is the resident bad ass outcast. She runs in the same kind of group as Bulk and Skull and wakes up hungover in her car at one point.

I think I’ll prefer the movie version, it seems a lot more darker and realistic. I didn’t like how Zordon was depicted either. Not so much his psychical appearance but how he treated them. He treated them as his worst alternatives until the Power Rangers from his planet arrived and when that happened, BYE TEENAGERS WITH ATTITUDE.

They were also ecstatic about beating Rita. Like the war was over, like clearly it wasn’t and they became aware of Lord Zedd’s growing reign on the other side of the galaxy. Celebrate the small victories I guess. Rita survives the script and rallies with the rest of her cronies like obviously she was going give Zedd a little ring. ‘Heya hun, things didn’t go too well here. Mind giving us a hand?’

Reading the script has gotten me even more excited about the film. What do you think about Landis’s script?

TELEVISION- Please Like Me… Season Four was its last. 

Josh Thomas has confirmed via his twitter that season four of Please Like Me was its last! You can read his reasonings in the pic above. 

If you’ve watched the last season you won’t be surprised. It felt final for me anyway. 

The Australian drama slash comedy lasted for 32 episodes and followed the life of Josh as he comes out to his family whilst also dealing with his mother’s mental illness. 

If you haven’t watched already,  get on it. 

TELEVISION- Bates Motel has finished filming their last season 

Is everyone excited for the final season of Bates Motel to air Feb 20th? 

The series has wrapped its last episode yesterday and Vera Farmiga who plays Norma Bates is already mourning the show’s end. She posted pics of the famous Bates home being deconstructed. 

And she also posted a cute selfie with her costar Freddie Highmore. It is an interesting shot as it shows Freddie topless, battered, bruised and cut. Cut this be an homage to the ending of Psycho where the authorities have captured Norman and left him talking to his dead mother aka himself. 

Either way this last season will be a must see especially with the addition of songstress Rihanna to the cast. She will be playing the iconic Psycho character Marian Crane (the shower scene victim) . She is surely going to bring in a cruise ship full of viewers. 

TELEVISION- What is going on with American Crime Story?

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American Crime Story is amazing and I love anything that Ryan Murphy touches. I’ve followed his TV work since Popular. My only issue with the work he has done as of late is that it feels like he eventually will get bored of his many franchises. I noticed it with Glee, the first couple of seasons were amazing and you could see him everywhere in it. But then it felt like he vanished. But where did he go to?

My guess is American Horror Story. It is another of his great creations but I think it took away from Glee. The quality of Horror Story was what we would expect from Murphy. It kept us all hooked. But in true Murphy fashion as the seasons progressed, the quality lacked the punch from when it started.

As we all know, each season stands on its own (with some random character appearances from previous seasons) so I find that they all start really well. Then episode by episode, for me, I find it loses its way or grows stagnant. Like the passion was put into the first episodes and then he stepped away for everyone else to pump up the bones he created.

As American Horror Story pushed out season after season, Murphy’s next project was American Crime Story. It followed the O.J. Simpson case. It consisted of ten episodes and was T.V gold. When everyone kept asking what will season two be about? It was confirmed it would follow the crime that was Hurricane Katrina. Then information about season three emerged that it would be about the murder of Gianni Versace. And then season four would be about Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. And yet none have been made. Production has been stated as taking longer than usual.

I think American Crime Story’s problem and possible downfall could be the amount of ideas floating around. I love all the ideas for future seasons but will they actually happen. Will we have a ten year plan for the series and be waiting around for ages to actually see them? Production I know takes a lot of planning and they have three seasons in the making. The plan from what I can see is to have both season 2 and 3 aired within months of each other. They won’t air until next year unfortunately.

Although Crime Story’s second season was confirmed last year,  Murphy’s latest series Feud will be released beforehand. It follows the feud between Betty Davis and Joan Crawford. And everyone is already asking like with Crime Story, what will season two cover?

Ryan Murphy has so many shows on the go at the moment. You can almost tell which is his favourite by their quality. Nip/Tuck was abandoned for Glee, Horror Story took Glee’s place, Crime Story had Murphy’s attention for a while and now it is Feud.

I love ALL these shows and I am a huge fan, somebody just needs to help him balance his attention on all these shows.

 

 

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