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Happy Monday!

The following announcement isn’t great. It isn’t awesome. It’s excellent!

As there are many questions surrounding the plot of this forthcoming film, confirmed details for ‘Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music’ are few and far between. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s currently known:

  • Original stars Keanu Reeves (Theodore “Ted” Logan) and Alex Winter (William “Bill” S. Preston Esq.) are returning.
  • Original screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson wrote the script.
  • Orion Pictures will return as the film’s distributor.
  • William Sadler (Death) will be alive and well in the third film of the ‘Bill & Ted’ trilogy.

‘Bill & Ted’ will be a trilogy. That’s a fact. Let that sink in for a moment. This is a great an excellent moment for film history and (pop) cultural history. Summer 2020 cannot come soon enough.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

P.S. Keanu Reeves may have revealed overarching plot details a while back

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In How Many Years Will ‘Replicas’ Be Certifiability Science-Fiction?

Keanu Reeves is starring in a mind-bending replicating a science-fiction movie.

Enough said.

Promising big ideas like our role in scientific innovation, the future of AI that is on the equal intellectual ground as humans and control versus independence, ‘Replicas’ starring Keanu Reeves and Thomas Middleditch seems to have the ingredients for a memorable–and perhaps prescient–show that merely begins in the form of cinematic entertainment. The inspiration for some of society’s great inventors can be cited in films just like ‘Replicas.’

The question may not be what someone will attempt to do within this field after seeing this film. The key question to wonder about is what people are doing right now in this field of study?

Or will do…?

At least for us moviegoers, we’ll discover what ‘Replicas’ is all about soon.

The Future (and Past?) Will Be Wyld

It’s officially happening!

27 years removed from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Alex Winter and  Keanu Reeves–Bill and Ted, respectively–are returning to the iconic characters for the third chapter in their time-traveling adventure journey awesomeness. Hopefully, nostalgic B-movie magic from the ’80s and ’90s is on the way with the original title characters, along with the original sequel writers and a talented director.

If done correctly, this new sequel could be something special. Sadly, George Carlin is not here to reprise his critical and funny portrayal as Rufus. Major bummer. How will they handle this? While perhaps an overstatement, the way in which the filmmaking team deals with curious George’s death from a decade ago could be a signal as to whether this new story will work on a level beyond the obvious. The other key factor to watch for is if Bill & Ted 3 is an extension of the original two films or if it’s a caricature of the original two films.

This kind of stuff will determine if Bill & Ted 3 will be excellent or bogus.

P.S. Jimmy’s Daily Planet is proud to have been following this developing story for some time…

[Insert Your Most Excellent Air Guitar Here]

There are movies. There are films. And then there are life-altering experiences.

This blog post is a wonderful medium to dive deep into speculation surrounding a future must-see movie with integrity and imagination. However, this blog is equally self-aware (the writer, not the “blog”) of when a video can create a greater impact and/or be a great partner with words. As a former student of broadcasting, as well as a current student in a sense of evolving media in the ever-changing 21st century, visuals can provide deeply impressionable insight into a certain topic or individual.

In today’s case, a particular actor said all that needed to be said.

Enter Keanu Reeves when he recently discussed arguably his greatest series of films (no, not the complicated ones with the red and blue pills) and the very real next step of developing a monumental comeback for an iconic character that has and will stand the test of time.

The world universe thanks you, Ted.

Well, not yet…