TV and Movie quick news bites

Today’s tidbits cover Agents of SHIELD, Avengers 2, the Netflix Daredevil production, the newest Fantastic Four movie, a tiny but exciting bit about Game of Thrones, Grimm, the DC Shazam movie/character, and yes, the remake of the classic TV series, Thunderbirds!

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Agents of SHIELD

So to recap, the present cast list of new folks include Kyle MacLachlan (Skye’s father), Lucy Lawless (SHIELD veteran), Reed Diamond (Hydra villain Kraken), Nick Blood (A good mercenary), Henry Simmons (SHIELD Agent) and Simon Kassianides as Bakshi.

And per a THR report, Adrianne Palicki is also jumping on board to play Mockingbird. (hollywoodreporter.).

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

If you were looking for more of a female presence in the Avengers movie, no worries there.  Joss Whedon dropped a note during the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere that there will be four females at the core of this Avengers sequel.

But who?

We have Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Maria Hill. Who might be the fourth? There are great rumors going around that we might see Ms. (Captain) Marvel in this upcoming film.

But rumors are funny in how they can be so wrong, or so right no one notices.

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Daredevil

If you were wondering when me might see Marvel’s Daredevil premiere on Netflix, it’s been noted that they’re looking at a May 2015 premiere date.

Many believe it will be after Age of Ultron hits theaters.

And this particular character series, it’s been said, will be more nitty, gritty, down in the streets kind of justice, versus world and galaxy saving like we see with Thor and Avengers.

The cast of Daredevil includes…

  • Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), as Karen Page
  • Rosario Dawson (Sin City)
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin / Wilson Fisk
  • Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
  • Charlie Cox will be Daredevil / Matt Murdock

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Fantastic Four

Despite the fact that the studio blew off Comic-Con by not bringing the new Fantastic Four to the event, they are covering their tracks by saying the project is in the middle of filming. (Unlike all the other projects that show up at SDCC)

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Brusimm's TV and Movie news

Today’s collective of news and information includes the following TV and movies – The 100, Agents of SHIELD, Ant-Man, Arrow, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil, Doctor Who, The Flash, Iron Man 3, Star Trek 3, Supernatural and The Vampire Dairies.

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The 100 (Season 2 spoilers)

The 100 from The CW was a surprising show. I found I enjoyed the premise and followed it through the entire first season.  The show was renewed and now there will be a new way to approach the story now that…

SPOILERS for time-shifted viewers

Now that the Ark was blown out of orbit, everyone will be scattered, both the ground brats and Ark survivors. If there are any.

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Agents of SHIELD (casting and story)

Remember in the last season finale, in the closing scenes, Agent Coulson was scribbling a weird diagram or equation on the wall? Well, not it’s showing up on billboards around town:

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Did you hear that Lucy Lawless is joining the cast?

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Ant-Man (Casting and movie news)

So with Edgar Wright leaving/being booted off the project, is anyone still going to see the movie? My guess is yes.

Marvel’s Ant-Man started filming in San Francisco, and they’ve added cast to the feature… Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, T.I., Gregg Turkington, Wood Harris, Abby Ryder Fortson, and John Slattery.  Hmm.  Slattery plays Howard Stark in previous Marvel films. I wonder what’s up there?

Ant-Man will be directed by Peyton Reed. Wait? Who? He’s directed such “smash” hits as Black Dynamite, Yes Man, The Break-Up, Bring it On and Bull Durham. This might give us an idea of the feel of the film, if you’ve seen any of his previous work.

Word on the streets are saying that Evangeline Lilly is in the film.

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Arrow (Story spoilers)

In the upcoming season of Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, the ongoing struggle with Oliver will be if he can be both Oliver Queen and Arrow.  And with that in mind, he’ll also have to deal with a fairly popular bad guy, Ra’s al Ghul.

Ghul is more commonly associated with Batman, but this could be a perfect fit for bad guy to good guy, with these two.

We will also probably be seeing the Huntress and Suicide Squad again.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (Casting and Story rumor/spoilers)

According to SPOILER rumors, The Hulk will end up on a Quin Jet and finding himself jettisoned into space. Which is interesting. Marvel has been denying any Planet Hulk movie or story every time it comes up. But in the comics when Hulk is being jettisoned into space by the Avengers, that’s where he ends up.

We’ll see if this is a stupid or true rumor when the time comes. Are they denying to keep most folks off their scent or is there a different story in mind for the big green guy? Or, is this merely bull-hokey?

On the bright side, Hayley Atwell will be returning as Peggy Carter.

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Marvel’s Daredevil on NETFLIX (Story)

Hey, if you’re wondering about the look and feel of the Daredevil series on Netflix, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight said it will have a 1970′s gritty feel to it.

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New DVD’s This Week led by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

August 19, 2014

This week the new DVD and Blu-ray releases (yes, the report is back on Brusimm) include the overly busy second installment of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man film, followed by a season of NCIS and Boardwalk Empire. And for kicks, I actually ordered my digital version of Captain America The Winter Soldier. I finally ordered a […]

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LEGENDS on TNT Review

August 17, 2014

(This review of Legends has spoilers.) Any fan of Sean Bean will probably be pretty quick to tell you that this is a new kind of character portrayal for the man that goes above, beyond and below anything he’s ever done. He’s almost unrecognizable. – Tuning in to the Legends series premiere on TNT, I […]

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ZODIAC: SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE on Syfy

August 17, 2014

When I tune into the 9pm Saturday Syfy movie, I do so to have some mindless fun. Usually the movies are along the lines of the cheap, Asylum produced movies with hokey lines and even more dreadful special effects. But Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (AKA Zodiac on IMDb), produced by Zodiac Productions, started out […]

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Menlo Park’s City Operations And Fizzling Public Events

August 14, 2014

After the FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT fizzle last night, and the almost announced mosquito spraying event earlier this week, I’m reminded of why my enthusiasm for my town (Menlo Park) has begun to waver. – I don’t know about you, but when an event takes place in downtown Menlo Park, I love to go check it […]

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The Travesty That Has Become “Educational” TV

August 13, 2014

It is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel at the time of this writing and I’m learning some interesting and sad things about the network and its standards. Days of old, I used to enjoy educational or documentary television. But in today’s world driven by the need for good TV ratings, that landscape has changed […]

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THE DARKEST HOUR on Syfy

August 10, 2014

The Darkest Hour aired on Syfy (for me). I remember seeing the ads for this film when it was coming out in theaters back in late 2011, and I was curious.  But never got around to catching it. Yes, I said theaters. This is not an Asylum film made for Syfy but rather, a film […]

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TEENAGE NINJA MUTANT TURTLES Review

August 8, 2014

As much as I wanted to like the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles movie, it came across as dead on arrival in the movie theater. – As a youngster, I loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I even got a kick out of the movie they did back in 1990. The snark and attitude was just […]

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MARVEL and DC Release Dates, News & Rumors

August 8, 2014

There’s been a ton of news and rumors out about Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman V Superman and other Superhero movies… INCLUDING NEW RELEASE DATES. Then there’s the conjectures, rumors and news below could be considered movie spoilers… if they’re correct.  Tread lightly my dear readers if you don’t want to have spoilers in your […]

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My AMAZON App Uses A Lot of Bandwidth

August 6, 2014

It’s a sad day when you have to restrict an app from using up bandwidth in the last week of your billing cycle. Yet that is exactly what I had to do to keep my Amazon shopping app from killing my monthly bill. And as I search the web, I see I am not alone […]

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LONGMIRE Season Three Finale

August 6, 2014

The third season finale of Longmire came with an ample collection of resolutions to a three year mystery, all while coming to a mostly satisfying close. There will be spoilers for the time-shifted viewer… This entire season of Longmire has been more or less the downward spiral of Branch’s (Bailey Chase) mental state as he […]

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Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Review – Run!

August 2, 2014

Yes, Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, a creature that is half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda, controlled by computer chips in its body, premiered on Syfy. The movie opens with “exciting” themed music, then we see a bungee jumper getting eaten by Sharktapus, as we watch the final moments of its life from a previous movie, as it gets blown up. […]

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SNOWPIERCER Review

August 2, 2014

Snowpiercer is presently on Video on Demand. The cast includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swan, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Luke Pasqualino, Ed Harris and others. The story of Snowpiercer takes place in our future, after humanity attempted an experiment with controlling climate change, but rather than help, the only thing it did is create a frozen […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Review

August 1, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, clocks in just over 2 hours and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, (voice of) Vin Diesel, (voice of) Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro and bunches more in what I’m about to call this generation’s equivalent to […]

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SHARKNADO 2 Devours TV Ratings and Twitter

August 1, 2014

(See, they’re as shocked as we are about the news) It’s official, the world as we know it is ending. The end is here! This week’s July 30th premiere of Syfy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One (S2TSO) destroyed Syfy channel ratings records and actually beat out other televised programs on the major networks.  (When you […]

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SHARKNADO 2 Was Better Than The First One

July 31, 2014

“I can’t believe this is so f*ing popular!” That was the question in my household.  But to be honest, coming into this TV movie without looking at the cast list kept the movie fresh and fun as viewers were surprised by one after the other of guest appearances/cameos. Between the guest appearances and the homages […]

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014, What I Saw and Learned

July 30, 2014

This year was an interesting year for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).  Some major studios did not bring all that they could to the marketing table of SDCC, but then again, it’s been proven time and time again, that SDCC marketing campaigns aren’t always a lock for increasing interesting in a movie. Nor would some movies […]

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