Elvis Plays Second Fiddle in the Movie Priscilla
Pricilla Beaulieu met Elvis Presley at a party in West Germany in 1959. She was 14; he was 24. Elvis was instantly smitten with Priscilla. Despite her parents' misgivings, she moved to Graceland at age 17, and attended her final year of high school in Memphis. They were married from 1966 to 1973. That's certainly a story for cinema, and we are finally getting a movie. A 24 brings us Priscilla, directed by Sofia Coppola and based on the book Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley. Cailee Spaeny looks young, vulnerable, and excited as Priscilla, and Jacob Elordi portrays an appropriately malevolent young Elvis. Priscilla will be in theaters on November 3.
Our First Look at the New Movie, The Toxic Avenger
Warning: This red band teaser contains NSFW language. In 1984, Troma Entertainment gave us The Toxic Avenger, a low-budget ultraviolent black comedy that was in line with their many B-movies released for double features, drive-ins, and home video. But the premise was so outrageous that it eventually became a cult classic, and three sequels followed. In 2023, The Toxic Avenger gets a reboot with the same plot as the original, by the same producers, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, only with a much larger budget. The plot involves a bullied, downtrodden everyman who becomes a superhero when he falls into a vat of toxic waste. This time, the title role is played by Peter Dinklage, along with Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon, Sarah Niles, Julia Davis, Julian Kostov, and Elijah Wood. This short teaser doesn't show us much of the Toxic Avenger himself, but I'm sure the first full trailer will. The Toxic Avenger premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 21, but there is no world on when it will be released to theaters or streaming or what. -via Digg
For Sale: 2 Real Tribbles
Tribbles (polygeminus grex) are small, furry, and non-intelligent creatures in the Star Trek universe. They are extremely efficient creatures and a model for modern life because they do nothing other than rest, utter meaningless sounds, and reproduce themselves without having sex.These animals first appeared on the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” which is among the most popular episodes of the original series, despite, in my opinion, being one of the worst.The prop masters for Star Trek made many tribbles for the episode, as a lot were necessary for the episode’s most famous scene. Only a few were made to vibrate. Two of those few are now up for auction at Heritage Auctions. There’s a starting bid of $2,000. But since tribbles reproduce asexually, you really only need one.-via David Thompson
A Star Trek Obstacle Course for Kids
Katie Nicholaou is an Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist, a mother, and, most importantly, a committed Trekkie. She is doing her best to educate her children in the Star Trek way. Recently, she composed an obstacle course on the pavement in front of her home that consists entirely of Star Trek references.
The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are Coming
Doctor Who returns in November, and we get to see the first episode with the Fifteenth Doctor, portrayed by Ncuti Gatwa. But we aren't done with the Fourteenth Doctor yet! BBC will air three Doctor Who specials in November featuring David Tennant (who also played the Tenth Doctor) and Catherine Tate as Donna to celebrate the show's 60th anniversary. They face a new/old villain, “The Toymaker,” who last battled the Doctor in 1966. This time around, he is played by Neil Patrick-Harris, looking very dastardly indeed, as you can see in the trailer for the specials.These 60th anniversary specials will air on BBC 1 in the UK and on Disney+ in the US. No exact air date has been announced, but it will be a November to remember.
Our First Look at Squid Game: The Challenge
The last we heard about the upcoming TV game show Squid Game: The Challenge was in January. Now the upcoming Netflix series has a teaser trailer and a premiere date. The teaser is less than a minute long, but we can see that they've gone to great lengths to recreate the visuals from the original fiction series Squid Game from 2021. This time, it's all about the games, with no life-and-death risks or moral decisions to make along the way. In Squid Game: The Challenge, 456 people will compete for a grand prize of $4.56 million. The original series was a dystopian horror about the lengths desperate people will go to win riches at the expense of their fellow man (or woman). The entire idea of making it into a real game show with lower risks only shows how well we manage to miss the point. Still, the games themselves made viewers consider their own strategy to win the various games. In the original, there were 455 losers and one winner. The reality game show has not revealed whether the fates of their contestants will be the same, besides that detail of death. You can watch Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix beginning November 22. -via the A.V. Club
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