The Weekly Wind-up
Every week, we’ll take a look at the biggest stories in entertainment news and present them to you here in THE WEEKLY WIND-UP.
Remember that uber-sweet Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One collectors box set you were going to pick up later this month when the AVENGERS reaches home release? The one with the glowing cosmic cube and the thoroughly awesome metal briefcase? Yeah, well when man makes plans, a German luggage company says “nein”. According to EW, Rimowa GmbH filed a copyright claim on the first of August alleging that the case was a copy of one of their products. As a result, Marvel is skipping their planned release date for the box set and looking to a Spring 2013 release. No word on what the new set will look like but I vote for this Helicarrier inspired one from Dave Delisle.
G4 No More?
Variety is reporting that G4 may be re-imagining itself as a more upscale venue for content. The NBC Universal brass apparently want to court a GQ style audience meaning that the network, which used to be the beloved TECH TV but now focuses on nerd culture, gaming, and focuses on a college age demographic might start focusing on yachts and the difference between a Rolex and an IWC watch. Sidebar: Admittedly, my knowledge of what the rich like to watch is rather thin, but you can’t blame me for that, I’m poor, and that is class warfare or something. Anyway, while I may not know how the rich get their entertainment on, I do know that it isn’t likely via CAMPUS PD, so I guess those kids are now going to have try their luck at appearing on COPS like the rest of us.
His name is gonna be Bond, James Bond for awhile…
Not the tightest title for a story ever, but we shall persevere. Daniel Craig is going to be James Bond for two more films on top of the upcoming SKYFALL, this according to Deadline. The former LAYER CAKE star has earned high marks for his portrayal of the British secret agent, ushering in an era of grittier spy flicks. Craig’s continuation with the franchise means he will be throwing back martini’s for the 25th Bond film and that he will eclipse Pierce Brosnan to become the 3rd most Bond-y Bond. Both Roger Moore and Sean Connery played the character 7 times, Brosnan played him 4 times, and nobody really ever remembers poor George Lazenby.
The doll that ruined the once-everlasting friendship between me and my “My Buddy” doll is back to throw me back into therapy. Yes, Chucky is set to make his return to the horror genre, but not theaters, with the direct-to-DVD scarer CURSE OF CHUCKY. Brad Douriff will be back to voice America’s least cuddly doll and the creator of the franchise will helm this one too. Here is the synopsis, please don’t get this for me for Christmas.
Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end. (Source: ScreenRant)
To boldly go…
Friday marks the 46th anniversary of STAR TREK and to celebrate, Google has dedicated their doodle to the Gene Roddenberry creation. To check out the doodle go to, well, Google, but if you want to fall into vast space begging to be explored, then have some fun this weekend and boldly go check out some of our STAR TREK sound clips and let us know which one is your favorite.