The Wild West of Writing

‘Westworld’ is a television enigma for the modern era, or whenever the show takes place in the 21st-century future.

Aside from Reddit users who routinely dissect each episode with a scalpel, sometimes to the playful annoyance of Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are the head writers, co-creators, and husband and wife duo of the critically-acclaimed HBO-adapted series. There was a moment at Comic-Con between the first and second season of ‘Westworld’ when a fan at a large panel asked Mr. Nolan about “Samurai World,” and the famed screenwriter dryly replied with his eyes staring downward, “Do you want there to be a Samurai World?”

It was all in good fun, of course, as he enjoys the constant conversations Reddit users engage in concerning ‘Westworld.’

Mr. Nolan recently gave insight into his digital relationship with Reddit users, as well venturing into the risky contortion act in moviemaking known as high-level casting from a writer’s perspective with a familial connection.

FYI – There are a couple f-bombs dropped in the following Hollywood Reporter interview 

Jonah Nolan is no joke yet he is a joker in the way fans want him to be as a writer and storyteller.

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David Spade’s Comedic Audible

David Spade does not disappoint.

Whether in the ’90s or in the year 2018, comedian David Spade remains one of the funniest SNL alums doing stand-up today. Armed with a quick-hitting, witty sense of humor, the former ‘Weekend Update’ anchor continues to grab our attention with hilariously clever observations.

Some of his material seems like it’s been carefully constructed over a long period of time while other bits feel like naturally funny musings you’d hear if you were in the middle of a conversation with him.

Either way, David Spade is very funny.

And his humor can be funny within the time restraints of the Snapchat app or captured with a Polaroid camera.

A Sequel With a Capital ‘S’?

In the superhero-saturated era in which DC and Marvel are actively competing over cinematic world domination–no hyperbole–there are certain characters that resonate far beyond the walls of dark movie theaters, as well as reviews on Rotten Tomatoes before opening weekend. There are some superheroes that represent something bigger and something profound.

Thankfully, a real person who portrays one of these fictional superheroes understands this critically powerful reality during a recent interview whilst promoting Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

The rumor mill will continue to run as to whether there will be or when the world will see a direct ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Having said that, Henry Cavill speaking publicly in support of a follow-up film with Clark Kent disposition is great news.

This 2013 film starring Henry Cavill as the title character had a Christopher Reeve-esque final scene accompanied by an exhilarating Hans Zimmer composition. It’s my belief that a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel in the spirit to the one envisioned by Mr. Cavill in the video above is precisely what is needed–and what has been expected–for several generations of Superman fans.

Coupled with the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel would genuinely help redefine what uplifting superhero movies can and should be in the modern era.

Happy Monday!

The hype for Mission: Impossible – Fallout is building with great reviews being released left and right. As is the sequel to another beloved Tom Cruise favorite…

Tom Cruise and his Mission: Impossible team appears to be breaking all the ankles rules for how good a sequel to an action film can be.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout premieres in theaters on July 27.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.