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We all knew it was coming, but the deal was just made official today:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/busi ... -deal.html
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Apparently the Mamushka sequence from the Addams Family movie was supposed to be a full musical number, but got heavily trimmed due to poor test screenings. The final film involves dancing and swordplay, with singing only briefly at the end.

You can hear the full version on the soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6awa1KetJQ
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One of the key filmmakers of the 60s and 70s counterculture, Bob still comes across as a sort of Hunter S. Thompson of film, for good and for ill. I'd say it's amazing that people like Bob got away with being such assholes back then - except it seems he didn't quite get away with it.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/m ... interview/
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvvZaBf9QQI

This is astoundingly bad. Everything to do with Sonic is wildly awful. I thought we were well past this era of video games being adapted by people who don't know, understand or care about them -- especially since the original Sonic fans are in their 40s now, or nearly so.

The one thing I like, in a vacuum, is the idea of doing a 90s Jim Carrey movie in 2019. He could be the saving grace here, like Raul Julia in Street Fighter, or Frank Langella in Masters of the Universe.

Ben Schwartz is also theoretically good casting for Sonic, and James Marsden deserves better.

This also comes right after a CGI-animated TV series, Sonic Boom, which was funny and self-aware, and what fans wanted.

We also had Tyson Hesse's charming 2D-animated shorts which promoted Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing. The Mania shorts brought back some of the Sonic 1 art style, and it's evolved from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgbngiiwihM

The people who understand Sonic have done great animated work in the past few years, and then you get this ...

They also appear to have, unironically, adapted Sonic from this meme:
https://thenewswheel.com/wp-content/upl ... 601553.gif

I should also point out that Eggman / Dr. Ivo Robotnik is already a well-established comedic character without turning him into Jim Carrey ... He's been portrayed pretty much the same way in cartoons since the 90s ...

Meanwhile James Marsden's storyline is indistinguishable from the easter bunny movie "Hop" ...

It's being compared to the CGI Smurfs and Bay-TMNT here. This has reminded me of the course-correcting sequel "Smurfs: The Lost Village," where the Smurfs looked comic-accurate rather than horrifying.
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Spider-Man rare WTC teaser.
https://youtu.be/JPL7UWN_hcM
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An underrated cameo from Marvel's Stan Lee: The Ambulance (1990), with Eric Roberts and James Earl Jones. For some reason, the lead character is a Marvel comics artist, with Stan Lee playing himself. You only see a short clip here, but it's on Blu-Ray via Shout Factory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxO5Ptz5pCA

And yes, this compilation here starts with Stan's cameo in the Marvel animated series Muppet Babies. A "Non-Marvel" cameo this ain't.
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