Takashi Miike is an absolute maniac. He brought you such films as Ichi the Killer, Audition and 13 Assassins. And now… Yakuza Apocalypse. Now, if you are a frequent visitor to this site, doubtless you are already ready to watch this film, based on the title alone. But now…you simply have to watch the trailer. It’s a red band trailer, but mostly it’s just…what I imagine dropping acid and watching Battles Without Honor or Humanity would be like. Enjoy.
A lot of pop culture news happens. Some of it you don’t need to know. Some of it you only need the briefest bit of it. And pretty much all of it is not urgent. Welcome to an endeavor to save you time and sanity. Enjoy.
And here it is: the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Collection. Well…not really, that’s not it…that’s just the image that’s posted on Amazon for the pre-orders. But it’s an Amazon exclusive, so if you want the films Iron Man 3 through Ant-Man plus a “bonus disc and more” now’s your chance. Speaking of which, Ant-Man is also available for pre-order. No release date for either one yet.
Why sift through a site where there’s a news story for every time any project sneezes? We read it all and we give you a digest version of just the important stuff. You’re busy and have a life. Everything else can wait. Enjoy.
First things first…it’s Prime Day at Amazon. You have to be a Prime Member, but hey, grab the 30-day trial membership and rock on with your bad self. You can cancel. Although I don’t recommend it. I use Prime all the time. And everything you purchase by going through us, we get kickbacks for. Thanks!
Jon Bernthal was spotted on the set of Daredevil as Frank Castle/Punisher. I’ll miss Ray Stevenson, but I think it works. Source/Photo via Just Jared.
Bruce Timm announced that next year should see the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke as a DC animated feature. That’s…pretty ballsy. I wonder how faithful to that dark-as-hell book they’re going to be? Source.
The big news from yesterday at San Diego was the one-two punch of Kirkman-infused zombie mayhem. We have the Season 6 trailer for Walking Dead, which is A) badass and 2) probably as misleading as the Season 5 trailer was. And I love being misled by trailers, so bring that noise. I’m sure I will have my own theories to air out on Weekend Justice. But it looks like the fit is going to hit the shan, starting October 11th.
There was once a time when every actor would get a crack at playing Hamlet. And now, it’s Peter Parker. (Arguably at one point, it might have been Bruce Wayne…but anyway…) The good news is that Sony and Marvel are starting with a clean slate and giving us an MCU Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland (pictured above). The bad news is that I’m going to miss Andrew Garfield, because I actually enjoyed the hell out of his first film. And at last, we had a Peter Parker who could banter. And the sideways news is that a bunch of people are pissed that we’re getting Peter Parker again and not Miles Morales, the second Ultimate Spider-Man. And I get where they’re coming from: as the man said, it’s deja vu all over again. Plus: people love the shit out of Miles and want to see the character they enjoy brought to the big screen.
So before I begin, let me say: I have no dog in this fight. I haven’t liked Earth-616 Peter Parker since Civil War, which ruined him for me. I enjoyed the hell out of the Ultimate Peter Parker, but I left Marvel as a regular reader before Miles arrived. And I’m not necessarily saying I think like any of the points I’m about to make, especially the ones seemingly in defense of the studio(s)–since they’re from the studio’s perspective. I say this because I don’t want you to expend your nerd-rage unnecessarily. Here we go.