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Do you like the new Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon on the homepage?  We’ve made a few updates to the site, most notably finally getting some social media buttons back on the individual pages, so feel free to share away on-line and spread the MotionPicturesComics.com goodness!  I’ve also added a “portfolio” section to the site, with samples of some of my illustration work.  Go ahead and take a peek and let me know what you think.

OK, what else is happening around the interwebs?

Let’s start things off with this extraordinary, in-depth interview with David Letterman.  Sit back and enjoy this great read.  You’re welcome.

Let it be known that I believe in the Oxford comma.  Here is a great reason why.

Oh man, a new film from Edgar Wright is coming out this summer?  I cannot wait.  Look at this cast.  This looks like a lot of fun:

Here’s a trailer for Becoming Bond, which tells the story of George Lazenby and his one Bond movie (the vastly underrated On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) through what looks like a combination of documentary footage and reenactments with a great cast.  I am intrigued:

Holy cow check out this new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes:

I cannot wait for that!!

How great is this new Spider-Man: Homecoming poster??  I love it!  There’s also a new trailer, but I’m not going to post it here because unfortunately gives away far too much of the movie’s plot.  I hate trailers like that.  I wish I hadn’t watched this one.  So click on the above link at your peril.

Meanwhile, in DC-land, this new Wonder Woman trailer looks great.  Is this film going to break the DC movieverse’s losing streak?  Here’s hoping:

This new trailer for the Justice League (the DCU movie following Wonder Woman) is a little less encouraging.

There’s nothing bad in the trailer, but neither is there anything thrilling.  For the most part, this looks like more of what we got in Batman v. Superman — dark, loud, and messy — and if that’s truly the case, then we’re in trouble.  (Though I do love that snippet of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.  J.K. Simmons can do no wrong.  Is there any possibility that we can get him to reprise his role as J.J. Jameson in an upcoming Spider-Man movie??)

I didn’t know anything about this movie Atomic Blonde before watching this trailer, but now I am desperate to see it.  The trailer makes this look like a Matthew Vaughn type of mix of mayhem and fun; if the actual movie delivers on this promise, this one is going to be great:

My last trailer of the day is this absolutely terrifying first look at the adaptation of Stephen King’s It.  Take a look:

This trailer has had a very troubled production history, so I am a little dubious as to what the finished product is going to look like, but hot damn, that is a spectacular trailer.  It freaked me out.

Now where the heck is the first trailer for The Dark Tower, which is opening in only four months???  I am eager to see It but I am far more engaged in The Dark Tower adaptation.  I worship the books and desperately want the film to be good.  But it doesn’t strike me as a good sign that there has been almost zero promotion of this film so far.  UPDATE:  The film has been pushed back yet again, by The Emoji Movie of all things.  Oy vey.

Moving on to better news… this is exciting: a project is underway to edit and complete one of Orson Welles’ unfinished films, The Other Side of the Wind.  You can read a detailed summary here.  I can’t wait to see this.

True Detective isn’t dead after all?  HBO is working on a season three… and David Milch will be involved as a producer?  OK, I am interested!  I loved True Detective season one, and I didn’t hate season two nearly as much as the rest of the world did.  I’d love to see another season.  I hope this happens.

We’ve got movie-sign!!  New episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix are only a few weeks away!!  I can’t wait!!!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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