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Netflix has unveiled the full cast for the upcoming Master of the Universe: Revelation. The new series will serve as a direct follow-up to the beloved 80s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with Kevin Smith Clerks heading up the creative side. It's been revealed that none other than Mark Hamill will be leading the way as the evil Skeletor.
The cast is full of standouts, including the likes of Batman: The Animated Series star Kevin Conroy, who is on board as Mer-Man. But Mark Hamill, in particular, feels like a huge get. Hamill also starred alongside Conroy on BTAS as Joker, and has reprised the role in several projects over the years. While Hamill will always be known best as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, he's become an incredible voice after over the years and having him on board adds something to the series.
Kevin Smith, taking to Instagram, shared several behind-the-scenes photos from the recording process, including one with Mark Hamill. The show was initially announced in August of last year and it seems they wasted no time in getting production underway. Smith had this to say about the casting announcement in his post.'Happy Valentines Day from the palace of Eternia! We have cast some true masters of their craft for our Masters cartoon that's coming to Netflix, including 2 Batmans, a Buffy, and a Joker! Rob David from Mattel and Ted Biaselli gifted #mastersoftheuniverse with a gifted voice cast, which includes Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Tiffany Smith, Diedrich Bader, Justin Long, Alicia Silverstone, Liam Cunningham, Griffin Newman, Henry Rollins and Jason Mewes as Stinkor!RELATED: Laughing He-Man Meme Gets Comic Con Exclusive Figure
Mark Hamill, outside of his work as the Clown Prince of Crime, has lent his voice to shows such as Regular Show, Trollhunters and Justice League Action. He was also the voice of Chucky in last year's Child's Play reboot. Hamill has also worked with Kevin Smith several times in the past, most notably in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Speaking further, Smith talked a bit about where they are in the process.'We've recorded lots of episodes and the cast sounds brilliant together! I am Eternia-Ly grateful to Rob, Teddy and Melanie for pulling out all the stops on the road to Revelations! The world of #motu is incredibly rich with fantastic characters, and this cast including original #skeletor #alanopenheimer as #mossman is an indication of how seriously we treat this return to #castlegrayskull! I can't wait for you to hear and see our show!'
Another nice touch is that Alan Oppenheimer, who was the original voice of Skeletor, will be back for the new show as well as Moss Man. The series does not yet have a release date set, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. Be sure to check out the post from Kevin Smith's Instagram as well as the full Masters of the Universe: Revelation cast list for...
Jonah Hill teamed up with GQ magazine this week to offer up a handful of movie suggestions to help cinephiles around the world survive these isolating times of self-distancing. Hill's list is an impressive mix of serious auteur dramas and absurd escapist comedies; surely there's at least a couple titles here that will help liven up everyones self-distancing. First up is “Shampoo,” Hal Ashby's 1975 comedy about a hairdresser Warren Beatty come undone by his various clients and lovers. “It's hysterical and it's really satirical,” Hill says of the film, while noting it marked the era of comedies that no longer get made.
“It is a comedy, but in the '70s comedies were not genre-fied in the same way,” Hill says. “There were these great films that looked beautiful, made by great directors, where your A-level great filmmakers that made crazy dramas made “comedies” and they had great actors in them and were shot by the great DPs.”
Hill's list includes several directors he's had the opportunity to work with during his career. The actor earned an Oscar nomination for Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” and recommends moviegoers check out his 1974 feminist drama “Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore,” starring Ellen Burstyn. “Martin Scorsese gets the best performances out of women than any director,” Hill says. “He is the best director of female actors...Ellen Burstyn's performance is so next level.”
When selecting Paul Thomas Anderson's “The Master,” Hill says, “I think this is becoming my favorite film of all time.You have to put Paul Thomas Anderson at the top of the list of best filmmakers. He's gonna go down, like, Kubrick-level. His movies don't shake the world like they should.”
Hill has just as much praise for “Moonlight,” saying, “Barry Jenkins is literally the illest director to come out in decades. He's a fucking genius. If you look at the circumstances in which that film was made, the amount of money they had, and the stress he was under it's just a masterpiece.”
Check out Jonah Hill's list of 20 movies for self-distancing below. Head over to GQ magazine's website to read Hill's full explanations for his selections.
1. “Shampoo,” Hal Ashby 19752. “Being There,” Hal Ashby 19793. “CB4,” Tamra Davis 19934. “Carnal Knowledge,” Mike Nichols 19715. “The Birdcage” 19966. “Network” 19767. “My Vida Loca,” Allison Anders 19938. “Tommy Boy,” Peter Segal 19959. “Adaptation,” Spike Jonze10. “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins 201611. “Amadeus,” Milos Forman 198412. “Do The...
SPOILER ALERT: If you are among the few who haven’t actually watched Netflix’s Tiger King docuseries, this review contains a lot of details about what goes down in the sad big cat saga.
With Netflix poised in the coming days to cash in and crank the base up a notch with more Tiger King, it's time to come out and say it: I hate the Red State porn that is the crash and burn of Joe Exotic
The initial seven episodes of this septic and shallow patchwork of trademark infringement, sex, guns, labor exploitation, song, drugs, mullets, betrayal, animal activism, revenge, and a lot of big cats may be much binged over these weeks of coronavirus lockdown, but that doesn't mean it's actually worth watching.
Now, I get it, I sound like I'm just a dour critic who hates anything that isn't prestige premium cable or aspirational. C'mon man, you want to say, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is just so unbelievable, I can't look away.
I respectfully disagree, and in fact, propose Tiger King isn't just bad, but dangerous in a divided America persistently looking to reduce the other side to caricature.
In a presently ailing nation where TV is more voluminous and vital than ever, the truth is the March 20 launched Tiger King is a clawed white trash misery index. Gawking at some clearly fragile and damaged people like would-be reality TV star Exotic and their below the Mason-Dixon line antics, the series subsequently provides a cultural circus for those smug bicoastals under stay at home orders and screaming to rise up in moral superiority.
Essentially, the tale of big cat collector, self-styled Oklahoma zoo proprietor and 2016 Presidential candidate Exotic AKA Joseph Maldonado-Passage and his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to have rival Carole Baskin knocked off by a hitman hired for $3,000, Tiger King is in that context more a zero-sum game, literally and figuratively, than hitting the zeitgeist.
Obviously, Netflix are pretty damn good at gauging and dragging the public mood over the years, as the likes of the then phenomenon of 2015's Making A Murderer or 2018’s Wild Wild Country prove. Yet, for all the attention it has drawn, this unfocused murder for hire exploration of sorts emerges as a bastard child of Cops, a million Dateline segments from the 1990s and Fox’s short-lived Murder in Small Town X reality show from 2001.
Not exactly the prestige product that the home of Roma, The Irishman and American Factory likes to brag about at award shows. Then again, with the knowledge that the Romans sold out the Colosseum every night feeding Christians to the lions, the bottom line based House of Hastings surely loves the subscription sign up that the currently incarcerated Maldonado-Passage and the accompanying motley gaggle of...