I’ve seen a few sites report that it’s “confirmed” that Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are returning for the long-gestating sequel to Burton’s best movie, Beetlejuice. (Yeah, I said it. Come at me.) That’s not exactly the case, but it is looking (somewhat) possible. So what’s really going on?
Are you familiar with Joseph Cambell‘s monomyth theory, a.k.a. “The Hero’s Journey,” as described in his landmark mythology text The Hero’s with a Thousand Faces? The basic idea is that the same character types and plot beats repeat themselves in story after story. It could be Star Wars or Happy Gilmore: The hero’s journey is there. If you’re still a little shaky, or if you need a refresher course… or, heck, if you just like puppets and/or mythology, Fafa the Groundhog and Mario of Glove and Boots are here to explain it to you by acting out scenes from Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Wizard of Oz, and more.
There’s so much blood that the blood got stuck in my ear and I had a terrible ear infection when I was there and couldn’t hear for three weeks. This is really gross, but, I cleaned my ear three weeks ago — and I clean my ears every week — but there’s still, and I’m not even kidding, there’s still red coming out of my ears. That’s not a joke. It’s really kind of scary. — Jane Levy, on playing main character Mia in the upcoming Evil Dead reboot.
There’s always some apprehension when a classic movie series gets rebooted, and The Evil Dead is no different (though we’re pretty excited about it having a female lead). But there’s one things fans won’t have to worry about: sound like the movie will have enough blood. Levy’s even worried about it being to wild for an R rating.
We’d been hearing a lot of serious chatter about an Evil Dead reboot for some time now. It was serious enough that one actress had been cast as the lead, then replaced with another, a male lead being cast as well, and it’s already been completely show. But Sam Raimi, writer and director of the original, was involved in all of that. He wasn’t involved in Evil Dead 4: Consequences, an unauthorized continuation of his horror series. Thankfully, he’s done something about it.
Well, this is a groovy way to start your day. In another case of “Fans Do Cool Things,” Daniel Kanemoto of Ex Mortis Films has put together this animated tribute to the Evil Dead trilogy, inspired by a Mondo-style fan poster for the movies. It is the perfect soul-swallowing eye snack for fans of slapstick horror movies.
Dear younger readers of The Mary Sue: This video by comedy musicians Garfunkel and Oates (aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) is going to drop some knowledge on you, and it should be taken as the truth. Your 20s might seem all awesome and whatevs, and they should. Because once you’re in your 30s, this changes. Take it from someone in her 30s.
Though accepting that the world is not your oyster is actually kind of liberating.
I’m getting weird feelings. Like foresight into a massive time paradox, the result of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe. The cause? Scientists taking ideas from science fiction in order to create real devices which will somehow go on to change how fiction writers from the past came up with ideas for no-yet-invented sci-fi devices. (Mark my words, that will be a movie one day). Scientists at the University of Dundee in the UK have created a device that uses ultrasound waves to turn object. In other words, screw them. In even more words, OH MY GOD THEY’VE MADE A SONIC SCREWDRIVER.
According to Topless Robot, the clip above is part of a promotion by Kellogg’s, featuring bite-sized portions of The Amazing Spider-Man in a format that is more smartphone-friendly than computer-screen-friendly, but showing off some of the personality that Andrew Garfield has given his character. And that personality is … a little bit of a jerk! But a funny one. So, it’s all perfectly acceptable.
Did you ever think that all that standing around in crowds, smiling, waiting for people to find him ever got to Waldo? I’ll bet no one ever expected Waldo to go rogue. Next time you ask the question, “Where’s Waldo?” — turn around. He might be tailing you with an assault rifle.
So, last we heard about the Evil Dead remake, Lily Collins, who was set to play the female lead — the “lead” lead — had dropped out due to scheduling issues. That part has yet to be re-cast. But now we know who will be playing that female character’s brother: Shiloh Fernandez. Don’t worry, we don’t know who he is either. Let’s find out together! There is a plot synopsis inside, so if you are avoiding even the most general of spoilers, be forewarned.