Weekly Rewind: Death of Cartoons, David Fincher’s Star Wars, Netflix News, and More – Sep 28-Oct 4

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From the death of Saturday morning cartoons to David Fincher’s Star Wars and Netflix news, we’ve covered a lot over the past week here at MOARGeek. Here’s a quick recap of some of the stories we covered in our Weekly Rewind.

Movies

David-Fincher

David Fincher could have been the director for Star Wars Episode VII

Here’s an interesting tidbit… David Fincher confirmed that he was in the running to direct Star Wars Episode VII, before the job eventually went to J.J. Abrams.

In the category of what the heck, Threshold Entertainment has announced they are developing a sci-fi movie based on Tetris – probably in an effort to beat other studios to Rubik’s Cube: The Movie, and other useless concepts.

Sounds like Zombieland is getting a follow up. Zombieland 2 gets a writer as Sony Pictures looks to produce a sequel to the cult hit – no word yet on cast though.

Dredd

“I AM THE LAW” Dredd fans united to petition for sequel

Last Wednesday was #DayOfDredd, and my did the Internet explode! Fans want a Dredd sequel and participated in #DayOfDredd by watching and sharing the Karl Urban film and signing a petition!

Ridley Scott’s upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings rolled out a befittingly epic trailer this week. The film stars Christian Bale as Moses, and is due in theaters this December.

As if a Tetris movie isn’t enough, producer John Cohen has revealed a star-studded list of actors that will be involved with the upcoming Angry Birds movie.

Robert Downey Jr. teases about his future as Tony Stark. How many more Iron Man movies do you think people will watch?

Netflix scored big as they announced that they have signed an agreement with Adam Sandler to develop four new movies that will premiere exclusively on Netflix. Sandler says it was a no brainer as “Netflix rhymes with wet chicks.”

Disney recently dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Pixar film Inside Out. Take a look into your emotions and be reminded how traumatizing Up was.

Steve Lemme and the rest of the Broken Lizard team are bringing fans a sequel to the 2001 comedy Super Troopers, complete with their world-renown mustaches. Long live the ‘stache!

Gaming

Nintendo-Wii-U-Update

Ooooh shiny new folders on the Wii U!

Wii U owners rejoiced this week as Nintendo pushed out firmware version 5.2.0 U to the Wii U that included home screen menu folders and some other cosmetic changes. No more folder-less navigating!

Our newest writer, Taylor Garrett Pannell, took a look at what’s wrong with Destiny‘s story – he feels it has some ‘splaining to do, and the Grimoire Cards simply aren’t cutting it. Let us know if you agree or not!

We took a look at what the staff here at MOARGeek is playing this week. A tad surprised that Destiny didn’t make the list this week. Find out what else we’ve been playing instead!

Music

Here’s an awesome Kickstarter – 12Bar is a project aimed at revolutionizing the way bands are creating and modifying their set lists and chord charts.

AC/DC with The Answer in Concert - San Antonio, Texas

Our thoughts with Malcom Young as he was forced to leave AC/DC due to dementia

Sad news for AC/DC fans as it came to light earlier this week that Malcolm Young was forced to leave AC/DC due to dementia. The band will continue with their new album and world tour without him.

Pop Culture

Say it ain’t so! For the first time in almost 40 years, this coming Saturday (Oct 4th) will be the first Saturday since the 60’s to not have a network station airing a block of cartoons. J.P. Harvey takes a look at the death of the Saturday morning cartoon.

Pizza Hut is giving you the opportunity to relive a bit of your childhood by redeeming a free personal pan pizza if you’re a “BOOK IT! Alumni.”

TV

Crystal Black checked out the latest Doctor Who episode. The Doctor goes into “deep cover” to save the school Clara teaches at from a deadly robotic enemy in The Caretaker. Find out what she thought about the episode!

Reviews

Bad-Grandpa

Knoxville and Nicoll had a pretty convincing grandfather/grandson chemistry on screen, even during the raunchiest scenes.

Netflix recently added 2013’s Bad Grandpa to its streaming library. Is it worth watching or do the bits get stretched thinner than an old skin mask? Matt Lyons takes a look in this New on Netflix review!

Taylor checked out Tusk, and says it does its very best to be a film of the absurd and it more than accomplishes that. What’s up for debate is if this absurdity makes it a good movie.

Our South Park season 18 reviews continue. According to Matt, South Park continues to toe the line of mediocrity with material that is a few months too late and seriously lacking in jokes.

Some harsh words for Gone Girl as Taylor reviews the new-to-theaters movie this week. Gone Girl is visually beautiful, strikingly scored, and meticulously acted, but the writing takes all of that and shoves it out a window on the fifth floor. Ouch.

That about wraps up our Weekly Rewind – look for our recap every Sunday for a quick glance at what you may have missed over the past week. As always, the staff here at MOARGeek thanks you – our readers – for checking us out throughout the week and thank you for your continued support. After all, we write because we love to share what interests us and keep you informed on geek stuff from around the world!

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