Jacob Hall Biography
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I arrive at just before 7:00 p.m. and Paul is already in line. Well, technically he’s not in line. Technically he’s just sorta hanging out in front of Target, minding his own business. He’s not lining up for Force Friday, no sir. He wouldn’t do such a thing, especially since management came out and made it very clear to everyone that there would be no lines until 8:00 p.m., asking the early arrivals to disperse disperse. Paul’s just another customer. Ignore his Ewok shirt. Ignore his fiancee’s Darth Vader-themed outfit. This is not the line you’re looking for.
One of the most appealing aspects of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the feeling that you’d really like to hang out with these characters. And if not the characters, you’d certainly settle for the actors and actresses playing them. They certainly seem like a fun bunch, and they never seem more fun than in the gag reels that accompany the home release of every film. In fact, don’t even worry about an Avengers: Infinity War movie or what-not. Just give two hours of these people goofing off on the set, please.
After the success of Skyfall, all Spectre needed to do was announce a release date and audiences would flock to the 24th James Bond adventure without any help. Its posters don’t even have to be particularly clever – all they need is Daniel Craig’s handsome mug, a gun, and maybe a sharp-looking suit. The latest poster has all of that and some guy in a creepy skull mask, so let’s call this one a little better than average.
With the much-hyped “Force Friday” finally upon us, the steady trickle of Star Wars news has become a genuine deluge. But if you’re able to pull yourself away from live toy unboxing videos and that kind of amazing new BB-8 toy, there’s some new Star Wars: The Force Awakens art for you to look at. You know, just in case there isn’t enough Star Wars in your life at the moment.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t even out yet and we already know that everyone in the world is going to want their own BB-8. And the market will surely respond – expect to see countless toy versions of that adorable rolling droid everywhere you look in the coming months. However, there is only one BB-8 toy that can be controlled by your mobile device and recognizes your voice and develops an ongoing personality as you play with it. Yes, Sphero’s BB-8 looks like the droid to beat.
Let’s assume that every movie or movie series exists in its own universe. Let’s assume that characters from Random Movie A could never walk down the street and bump into characters from Random Movie B. But let’s also assume that there are places where the walls between dimensions are thin and universes cross over … and that it’s at these points where your most favorite and feared movie icons can brush shoulders. There is no proper backstory for Hell’s Club (and it certainly doesn’t need one), but we can assume as much. As it stands on its own, it’s one of the most clever video mash-ups we have ever seen.
The past few years have been kind to anyone who likes watching Tom Cruise movies. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was everything we want out of that series, Edge of Tomorrow was one of the most fun genre movies in ages, and Jack Reacher was the best movie that you spent countless hours trying to convince your friends to watch despite its dull title. We knew that a Jack Reacher 2 was on the way, but since we apparently live in a slightly better universe than previously thought, we now know when it will hit theaters.
The diminishing creative returns of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and the outright failure of the Haunted Mansion movie almost certainly gave Disney pause on the long-gestating Jungle Cruise movie. This thing has been in development for ages. Then they went and did what any project in desperate need of a shot in the arm does – they cast Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Now, the Fast and Furious star (and one of our most favorite people) has revealed the first tiny details about the project.
At the time that this sentence is being written, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only 107 days away from its December 18 opening. As we anxiously wait for the next trailer, we fill our days with speculation. Speculation about box office. Speculation about the unknown surnames of new characters. But there is one thing that doesn’t even need to be speculated about because it is a forgone conclusion – the spherical droid BB-8 is going to take the world by storm and its newly revealed toysareis going to be the must-have item of the year for kids and adults. Damn it, BB-8! Why do you have to be so adorable!