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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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That Star Wars Trailer

Topher Grace, who is best known for his role as Eric Forman in the hit Fox sitcom ‘That ’70s Show,’ is, like his aforementioned character, a major ‘Star Wars’ fan. It’s one of those cases when the real interests and passions of an actor are written into a character. And we all remember how his TV dad Red used to make fun of him for playing with his “dolls,” which provoked Eric’s reaction, “They’re ACTION FIGURES!” Lightsabers and all the rest fell under Red’s wrath.

Well, it turns out Topher Grace has synced with his past TV persona (sans a Luke Skywalker doll action figure) for a ‘Star Wars’ project that’s been 42 years in the making. And the final edit that was recently released online is quite entertaining and impressive.

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the text of Topher Grace’s tweet that he used to introduce his ultimate ‘Star Wars’ movie trailer titled ‘Star Wars: Always.’

10 movies. 2 nerds. 1 weekend (when our wives were out of town). Enjoy…

As a former video editor, it must be stated how painstakingly impressive ‘Star Wars: Always’ is in its final version. Just awesome! Again, specific scenes from 10 different films from the ‘Star Wars’ cinematic universe were chosen for a pop culture hit. One thing that is clear from this crazy good edit, which is that Topher Grace needs to be made a Stormtrooper in one of the live-action ‘Star Wars’ films in the future.

P.S. Topher Grace forgot to insert one pivotal scene into ‘Star Wars: Always.’ 

I’m Not a Fan of Scrambled Eggs. Unless…

Please say this is true. C’mon. Do it. It would be incredible!

Or, as a sophisticated French person eating caviar before attending the opera would say, “incroyable!” 

Some sitcoms just need to keep going.

In less than 24 hours, the painful reality of a live-action ‘Aladdin’ hitting the silver screen in a few months sans the late, incomparable Robin Williams was relieved–in the form of an appropriate mind game—with the news from Dr. Frasier Crane Kelsey Grammer regarding a ‘Frasier’ revival. And what’s encouraging is that it sounds like the original cast and possibly some original writers, with the exception of the late John Mahoney, may be on board to tell a genuinely exciting new chapter of the amazing NBC sitcom that ended in 2004.

We all want more of this.

And this.

“Wish me luck.”

These were the final words spoken on the ‘Frasier’ series finale. Hopefully, there will be another series finale in the future.

Upon hearing the news of a potential ‘Frasier’ revival from the man himself, we’re all wishing him and that small group of people luck on bringing ‘Frasier’ back on the air again.

Happy Monday

Well…hmmm…OK…I…huh.

Some character revivals should be left in the cartoon bottle.

Disney’s latest live-action-ish reboot of the 1992 animated smash success ‘Aladdin’ looks…well…hmmm…OK…I…

As a big fan of Will Smith, this particular role seems like it might be a good idea on paper yet once that paper is animated, it should’ve become perfectly clear that this is simply a character and story that should have stayed bottled from back in Disney’s 1992 vault. Why? Robin Williams.

Need I say more?

I’ll say a little bit more.

The late Robin Williams was a brilliant comedian and actor with a razor-sharp, racing imagination that we will never see again. He was hilarious–ironically with clean and blue comedy–and heartwarming and real and surreal all when he needed to be. That was his gift. And his vocal portrayal of the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ in the early ’90s was perfect and memorable. He brought the Genie to life in a way no other actor could. Attempting a live-action adaptation without Robin Williams just doesn’t work. It’s akin to going forward with ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2’ without Robin Williams.

Will Smith, good intentions aside, cannot embody this Genie role. Pus, the blue look on Mr. Smith doesn’t help…at all (just ask Tobias Fünke). It looks like either a caricature or an imaginative letdown of the famed magical character in the trailer above.

After seeing the fan reaction to this brand new trailer–specifically, that one character–Disney may be hoping for a wish or two that might involve a time-traveling DeLorean.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

P.S. The same scene–and more–involving the Genie from above, just with Robin Williams. 

You see my point.