Veronica Mars Update

Good Lord DO I LOVE COMIC CON!!! Every year around this time, I always get these massive amounts of emails informing me of everything that I’m missing out on the other side of the country where they actually get all the cool people in the comic and hollywood world together to talk about some of the best shows on TV, the latest and greatest in the graphic novel world and of course, movies. It’s like a creatives playground.

Now that I’m done daydreaming, here’s what I got from an update on the up coming Veronica Mars movie. The best news being that there is only TWO DAYS of filming left for the production AND the movie is set to be released in EARLY 2014. The next best news being as many details as they gave out. So Veronica is a big shot lawyer in New York, apparently there’s a scene with Jamie Lee Curtis, and she goes back to Neptune for a class reunion and obviously to solve a mystery. According to Creator Rob Thomas, the movie has a very Godfather III feel to it…. whatever that means. And Kristen revealed a piece of dialogue she had on the first day of shooting: “Charming drink names! I can’t decide between a Beast with Two Backs or a Donkey Punch. Oh, do you think they’d let me order a virgin Devirginator?” Why do I feel like that’s a reference to the first season with the whole ‘I don’t remember losing my virginity’ story line? And if it is, there’s a piece of me that’s thinking that’s just not cool and the other piece is thinking, what exactly would that taste like?veronica-mars-comic-con 2013

Rock and Rock Hall of Fame 2013

There are only so many award shows in the industry that I actually still like to watch and this one is BY FAR the best one anyone will ever spend time watching. If you have no idea what the R&R Hall of Fame is then you have no business looking at this article. You need to go to Google and search “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and catch up on some history because you are FAR behind. With that said let’s get down to business. This year’s inductees included, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Alder.

The first song played was Randy Newman’s “I Love LA.” Don Henley was the speaker to present Randy with his award. After which he played, “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today.”One of my favorite things about

Randy Newman is his ability to be sincerely funny. He is a true musical comedian. So hearing him sing this sincerely sad “a la” farewell song was just not him. And then there comes Randy in his true nature singing, “I Am Died But I Don’t Know It.”

Next up was blues guitarist Albert King. “The Blues Don’t Change,” was the focal point of the speech given by John Mayer. Since Albert passed away 1992, his granddaughters accepted the award on behalf of the family. Gary Clark Jr played on his behalf, “Born Under a Bad Sign.” Brooker T. and John Mayer joined him. My favorite thing about Albert was his solos. Talk about grit and aggression. He gave the blues a whole new face. That much you gotta love.

Producer Lou Alder not only shaped the sound for Rock and Roll but managed to produce the legendary comedic duo Cheech and Chong. The duo was actually the two that presented Lou with his award. If you have NO idea who Lou has produced, just look at all the R&R groups of the 60’s and 70’s. Lou probably put his hand in on all of them. Carole King played, “So Far Away.” Not only does the woman look amazing but she sang like no years have passed.

Donna Summer “The Queen of Disco,” passed away last year but her music has managed to become more popular than ever before.

Kelly Rowland gave a cute and wonderful speech inducting Donna. Her husband and three girls accepted the award on her behalf. JHud sang “Last Dance” in a Tribute to Donna.

Heart has to be my favorite Rock and Roll sister duo EVER! They kick so much ass that even their presenter Chris Cornel could not deny it. My favorite part about Heart was that these two sisters managed to stay together for so long and are even more talented than the guys coming up right behind them. These women rock just as hard if not harder than any man in the industry. They joined their band in playing “Crazy On You,” and “Barracuda.”  Two words that perfectly describe them: KICK ASS!

Quincy Jones is a household name and a legend in many different fields. Oprah Winfrey spoke to inducted him and described her state of mind as “speechless.” The most wonderful thing about Quincy is that he never limited himself to one area of concentration but he made sure that he never stopped

going after what he wanted most. Usher sang Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You,” and I gotta say, I didn’t know that Usher could still actually sing. And when I say sing I mean, SANG!

Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte spoke about Public Enemy, the rap group that broke through the industry with more words than you could wrap your mind around. And yes, this is where Flavor Flav came from. They performed, “Bring the Noise,” and “Fight the Power.” It’s funny listening to those lyrics. As old as these songs are, they still apply to what’s happening now. I would LOVE to see them come back.

RUSH was the last band of the evening inducted. Their speakers were Dave Grohl and

Taylor Hawkins. You gotta love it when the presenters have no filters and have more passion than the fans in the audience. This had to be my favorite presentation. Then RUSH played, “Tom Sawyer” and “Spirit of the Radio.” Now this is Rock and Roll.

The only down side to watching stuff like this is, now I’m longing for the days when the music industry was full of talented musicians like the ones on this stage. What a GREAT show this was. WOW… I can’t even put all the right words together to describe it. My favorite part of this show however, is when they bring all the musician out on stage and they jam for however long they have left. It’s by far the best part to watch over and over again.

TV gets a Facelift: The Fall Season

I’m saying this with all the pride I have left, NBC SUCKS! There are only so many shows that I actually like on that network and now, they go and screw up my entire flow and kill all those shows. Let me explain. For the past week or so it’s been May Sweeps, meaning that’s when Networks finalize what shows stay and what shows are getting “swept” out of existence.

Let’s start with some good news. FOX is bring back Jack. And when I say Jack I mean the Jack Bauer from “24.” To make things clear, the series will NOT be a full 22/23 episodes. It’s coming back as a miniseries. But I guess that makes everyone happier in the long run. There are 4 new shows adding to the line up, “Almost Human,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Dads,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Shows that got the boot: “The Mob Doctor,” “Touch,” “Ben and Kate,” and “The Cleveland Show.”

 

 

CBS the NUMBER 1 network right now has managed to walk away with just canceling 4 of their shows. I wonder why? Maybe because their shows are good. In contrast, they are picking up 8 new shows including a series that will star Robin Williams. And now there will be NO competition for CBS. New lineup includes, “Reckless,” “Friends With Better Lives,” “Hostages,” “Intelligence,” “We Are Men,” “Mom,” “The Millers,” and “Crazy Ones.” Shows that got the boot: “CSI: NY,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Vegas,” and “Golden Boy.”

 

 

And now for the depressing news…

 

ABC has more than enough to worry about especially when most of their shows have done nothing but fail this entire season. There are 8 new shows coming in the fall to ABC: “Marvel’s Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Goldbergs,” “Trophy Wife,” “Lucky 7,” “Back in the Game,” “Super Fun Night,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” and “Betrayal.” Shows that got the boot: “666 Park Avenue,” “Don’t Trust the B—– in Apartment 23,” “Family Tools,” “Happy Endings,” “How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life),” “Last Resort,” “Malibu Country,” “Private Practice,” “Red Widow” and “Zero Hour.” And let me just say, I AM MORE THAN BUMMED about How to Live With Your Parents. It’s actually a really awesome half hour comedy.

 

 

NBC SUCKS SO MUCH! So because they have been sucking so bad lately, they decided to make a clean slate. And when I say clean slate, I mean CANCELING every show that was actually good on this network. Here’s who got the boot: “Deception,” “Go On,” “Guys with Kids,” “The New Normal,” “Rock Center,” “1600 Penn,” “Smash,” “Up All Night” and “Whitney.” I’ll admit there are 2 or 3 I could do without but COME ON! Go On was the BOMB! And 1600 Penn cracked me up every week. What’s WRONG with you NBC? The network has officially picked up 17 new shows including “The Black List,” “Ironside,” “Welcome to the Family,” “Sean Saves the World,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” and “Dracula.”  I’d write the other eleven but I’m REALLY pissed about them canceling some of my favorite shows. NBC this is NOT the way to fix things.

BONES Season Finale


I had to post this preview because after watching last nights episode and seeing what Brennan says to Booth, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you,” followed by a kiss, I thought I was going to fall out of my chair. Does this mean that Brennan is actually going propose to Booth? And if Pelant has anything to do with it, will Booth even get a chance to say “Yes”? According to an interview with Emily Deschanel the finale is going to be really intense. “It forces her [Brennan] to look at her life, her relationships and feelings. Makes her question some core beliefs…Pelant is scary. He’s somebody who’s brilliant — maybe Brennan is a little smarter than him…hard to say.” She continued by saying that, “As you’ll see, Brennan is willing to go farther than she’s ever gone to protect someone she loves.” That someone, as you can see from the preview is Booth. So how far will Brennan have to go and where will our favorite crime fighting duo be come next monday?
Have any ideas or thoughts? Make sure you post in the comments!

Oh and make sure you check out my friends at BONESSpoilersBlog. They always have the most up to date Bones Spoilers and info about the show.

The Beginning of Kickstarter Movies

We have the company of Veronica Mars to thank for the latest and greatest cancelled TV shows getting their fans involved in  Kickstarter Campaigns to raise funds for producing a movie. The VM fans have come together and managed to raise $5.7 million for the production of a reunion movie. With that said, could this possibly mean a revival of some other well loved TV shows that were cancelled before their end? Well as an avid fan of Ugly Betty I have news for the UB fans that there is a fan that is starting a Kickstarter Campaign for a UB movie. Why you ask? WHY NOT! Since the show ended in 2010, the fans have eagerly waited for a movie that would show us where our favorite girl to love would end up. Would Daniel still be in London with her? Will Wilhelmina and Marc adjust to finally being in charge of MODE? Or, are there not enough loose ends to be tied up for there to be a movie? Check out the Kickstarter Video below and if you are a UB fan, you better pass this on. I want this to happen.

 

So, will we now start to see more and more fans coming out of the woodwork for kickstarter campaigns? Or will this fad soon be over? If the TV viewers of the world were smart enough, I would say that kickstarter campaigns might be the best new way of getting movies to be made. With the sincere lack of confidence that Hollywood has with most movie ideas now a days, why not ask the fans to be the producers for projects they want to see on the big screen. If that’s the case, could we possibly use the kickstarter campaigns as an excuse to see some other cancelled TV shows be brought to a theater near you? And when I say “other cancelled TV shows,” you know I’m totally talking about the recently cancelled “LEVERAGE.” I’d be all other that kickstarter campaign.

Veronica Mars: The Movie

Last week brought about some awfully hopeful news to the fans of the CW show “Veronica Mars.” After three seasons the show was canceled and yes, as many fans made it clear, there were lots of lose ends that needed to be tied up. No lie, when I saw the series finale all I could think was, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? After the three seasons of sitting through the best and worst of the Mars family and the city of Neptune, CA and all the fans got was open ended questions with no clear answer. Since the finale, fans and cast members have talked about a movie to close out the series in high form. Well it’s that time die-hard fans. Last Wednesday the Kickstarter Campaign page went up with a video starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen and Creator Rob Thomas. They talk about how they all want to put a movie together but that money is an issue. They go on to say that they’re going to fundraise the money for the production by asking fans to chip in. Their goal was $2million. They reached that goal in less than 12 hours. As of today there are 56, 235 fans that put money towards this campaign raising $3,684,383 and there’s still 24 Days left in the campaign. You can pledge as little as a $1. Each level of donation gets a special perk, most of which, you known you want if you’re a die-hard fan. Here’s what Rob Thomas had to say about additional funds past the $2 million mark, “We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows… For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea.”

Since the goal was met, Thomas wrote on twitter that production for the movie would start this summer and be set to release early 2014. Perhaps this fundraising thing would be a good idea for other TV shows with unexpected cancelations? Somethings telling me this is going to start a new trend.

Always the Support Never the Lead

I’m not gonna lie, I was thinking about this way before the Oscars airing tonight but I’ll probably get more readers after the Oscars than before them. With that said, I hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars… it was alright. But Seth, you were WAY better than Capt. Kurt said you would be. On to my point, “Always the Support Never the Lead” is my tribute to the unrecognized, forgotten, and always ranked second best in a long list of amazing Actors that seem to never get their props. I will admit I divided them into genres because it’s not really fair any other way. You can click on the hyper links for photos of the actors. ENJOY! And don’t forget to leave comments with your best of the UNDERrated actors out there.

Action: Brion James for “Blade Runner”, William Fichtner for “Black Hawk Down”Rutger Hauer for “Blade Runner”Idris Elba for “The Losers” , Wesley Snipes for the “Blade” Saga

Comedy: Colin Mochrie for “Whose Line Is it Anyway?”, Richard Kind for “Spin City”, Mark Addy for “The Full Monty”, Justin Long for “Zach and Miri Make a Porno”, Johnny Galecki for “The Big Bang Theory”, Jack Gilford for “The Golden Girls”

Crime: Kurtwood Smith for “Robo Cop”, David Boreanaz for “BONES”, Timothy Hutton for “Leverage”, Christian Kane for “Leverage”, Aldis Hodge for “Leverage”

Drama: Bradley Whitford for “The West Wing”, Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom”, James Cromwell for “Six Feet Under”, Sam Rockwell for “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, Timothy Busfield for “The West Wing”, Jack Warden for “12 Angry Men”

Fantasy: Joseph Gordon Levitt for “Inception”, Alan Tudyk for “I, Robot”, Michael Cera for “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”, Rupert Grint for the “Harry Potter” Saga, Shawn Ashmore for the “X-Men” Saga

Musical: Seth Macfarlane for musical selections from “Family Guy”,  Richard Gere for “Chicago”, Anthony Rapp for “RENT”, Elijah Kelley for “HAIRSPRAY”, Alan Cumming for “Burlesque”

Talk/Game Show: Jimmy Fallon for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, Craig Ferguson for “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, Steve Colbert for “The Corbert Report”, Steve Harvey for “Steve Harvey”Wayne Brady for “Let’s Make a Deal”

Thriller/Horror/Suspense: Jason Miller for “The Exorcist”, Tracey Walter for “Silence of the Lambs”, Frankie Faison for “Hannibal”Danny Trejo for “Machete”, Chris Bauer for “True Blood”

I’d give you reasons for my decisions but their performances really do speak for themselves. They bring amazing talent to the screen and although they don’t get the credit they deserve, they really have payed their dues. If you’re NEVER heard of or seen any of these wonderful actors, PLEASE click on the hyperlink and go watch a movie. It won’t hurt… I promise.