Thursday December 20th 2018

Top 20 things to know before you go see Aquaman in theaters this weekend:

20. Ocean Master's real name Orm means "snake" in Swedish.

19. During the duel between Arthur and Orm, an octopus plays a drum solo. The octopus is Topo, Aquaman's octopus sidekick from the 1950s-60s.

18. At the start of the movie, when Tom (Curry) is taking care of Atlanna, he uses a bandage over her suit. This would of course do nothing as the bandage has to be on a person's skin.

17. This film marks the fifth collaboration between director James Wan and actor Patrick Wilson.

16. This is James Wan's third non-horror film and his first superhero film.

15. This is the first DCEU film to be shot entirely with digital cameras.

14. Producer Peter Safran's wife Natalia Safran plays the Fisherman Queen.

13. Filming wrapped for Cast and Crew on the 20th of October 2017.

12. This is the sixth film in the DCEU.

11. Dolph Lundgren is the first actor to star in both the Arrowverse and the DCEU.

10. The film's working title was "Ahab", taken from the classic story "Moby Dick".

9. Jason Momoa added blonde highlights and blue contacts to look more like the Aquaman from the original comics.

8. The film is based on Geoff Johns's 2011 "Aquaman" comic.

7. James Wan chose to direct Aquaman over The Flash.

6. Director James Wan cites Raiders of the Lost Ark, Romancing the Stone, and Creature from the Black Lagoon as influences on this film.

5. Nicole Kidman attended her first Comic-Con just this year to promote this film.

4. The budget is estimated at $160,000,000.

3. Although Aquaman unfolds largely in an aquatic world, the film was not shot underwater.

2. You’re not a true Jason Momoa fan until you binge watch the TV show Stargate: Atlantis.

1. Aquaman had absolutely no claim to the throne of Atlantis, because he's not the king's son, but the product of infidelity on the part of the queen.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie already ticking off fans

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is almost an entire year away and it is already ticking off fans.

They released two posters that caused floods of complaints from fans.

This from a movie that people have been trying to make for almost a quarter of a century.

This is director Jeff Fowler's first full length movie and it's already not going well.

The screenplay is by the team of Patrick Casey and Josh Miller who have also never created a screenplay for a major motion picture.

Jim Carrey will be Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Ben Schwartz will be the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, and James Marsden will be Tom Wachowski.

Going on just that information, what are your feelings on the movie?

Battlestar Galactica reboot

Jay Basu of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Charlie’s Angels, & Labyrinth fame will now be the writer for Universal’s Battlestar Galactica reboot.

BSG fans have been split ever since the last installment for the SYFY network.

While some prefer the original version with Lorne Greene playing Commander Adama.

Some of course prefer the much more emo-driven sequel with Edward James Olmos playing his descendant Admiral William Adama.

With this being called a re-boot instead of another continuation of the story, it's anyone's guess which side of the fan-base this will please.

Live Action Aladdin Blasted

Entertainment Weekly has posted what is being called their most controversial 'First Look' image in a long time.

Will Smith knew it was a brave move to step into the role the late Robin Williams made so iconic.

Now people can't stop talking about how goofy he looks and how the creators should have went with a CGI Genie.

Director Guy Ritchie may be to blame as he wanted Smith to be imposing, but not overly buff.

Which part do you find most laughable? His goatee, ponytail, or single earring?

People are also blasting Mena Massoud's look as Aladdin himself due to his straightened hair.

Do you think this movie will bomb or succeed despite these setbacks?

Is This Nerdy?

Many of you may not be aware of the classic Jimmy Stewart film Harvey, but I am willing to bet that you have seen it referenced many times.

Netflix is trying to pull off a remake of the movie with with writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss.

But why should nerds care about this dramedy from December of 1950?

This movie has been referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Field of Dreams, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, The Shawshank Redemption, the show Farscape, Donnie Darko, the cartoon series Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Bob's Burgers, and several more.

So I ask you all, is this nerdy?