The vast majority of us grew up on Sesame Street. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, The Count, Snuffy, Oscar The Grouch, they helped raise us one half-hour a day at a time. So when we see our childhood heroes do things or say things out of character, it can be a bit jarring. Like dropping the F-bomb during an episode. Grover seemingly did just that, and the internet couldn’t believe their ears. Did our beloved, silly, over-the-top Grover finally lose it? Or are we projecting what we want to hear onto our familiar fictional felt-covered fellows?
So how was your Easter weekend, and how much of it did you spend re-watching the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser again, and again (and again, and again, and again)? Probably a few times, and then there were long, contemplative periods thinking about the line, “It’s time for the Jedi to end.” What does that mean? Was Luke serious, or was he caught in a moment of self-doubt? Or perhaps he’s – gasp – turned to the Dark Side! Well, Mark Hamill knows from where you speak, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to shed any new meaning on the line he’s heard to utter in that teaser. (more…)
This year’s Oscars have given Hollywood’s global audience a lot to talk about. Between a film about a gay man of colour being awarded Best Picture and the total gaffe that occurred when it was presented, it’s safe to say that movie buffs are going to be talking about this year’s ceremony for quite a bit. But though the 89th Academy Awards are barely over and still very much in public discussion, there are some people already looking ahead to the potential nominees and winners of the future. (more…)
For someone who is so sensitive to parodies of his public persona, Donald Trump doesn’t take many precautions when it comes to making sure the world only sees his best side. Since becoming the President-elect of the USA and the world media has paid closer attention than ever to his behaviour, Trump’s output from his speeches to his Twitter feed has hardly got any more polished. You’d certainly be forgiven for assuming that at least some of his Tweets were purposely inflammatory because – as Mark Hamill has illustrated so perfectly – a lot of the things he has to say feel like they were written for a cheesy movie villain. (more…)
Since the announcement that Donald Trump is the new President-elect of the USA, certain parallels have been drawn between his public behaviour and that of certain other characters, usually leaning to those on the villainous side of the good-and-evil spectrum. His sweeping generalisations of the population, incredibly thin skin when it comes to satire and obsession with various celebrities and pop culture icons don’t exactly mark him as the hero America needs. Yet he remains convinced that, despite the angry midnight Tweeting, he’ll be the greatest president the USA has ever seen, because he’s definitely not a megalomaniac with an over-inflated sense of self-entitlement. Not at all. (more…)
The thing about the internet is that once you’ve posted something, it’s out there forever. You can delete it but, if it’s really that embarrassing and you’re well enough known that people are paying attention, there’s a chance that someone has saved it and shared it and there’s nothing you can do about it, no matter how stupid you look. Some people will even go one step further and not just share your original dumb post, but add their own creative layers to draw attention to just how bad a mistake you made. (more…)
As the nerd community worldwide mourns the loss of iconic Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia turned General Organa in Star Wars 7. The community at large has commemorated her spirit and uniqueness in a way that can only be described as magical. But after the passing of this icon this past Tuesday, the world was in shock at the passing of her mother Debbie Reynolds, acclaimed actress, just a day later. In hour hour of needed levity, a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII is released. See more after the jump.
There are plenty of people and plenty of websites that have ranked the numerous actors who have played the Joker over the years. To give you some insight, earlier this year, Variety ranked these Jokers from worst to best in this order: Jared Leto, Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero, and Heath Ledger. Screenrant actually had Ledger as their number two Joker while Hamill was their number one. There’s no doubt that Hamill is one of the best Jokers out there. Some would argue that he is definitely the best animated version of the villain. So what do you think the man, himself, had to say about Leto’s performance in Suicide Squad? Leave it to Hamill to give a fairly neutral answer.
Mark Hamill has appeared as Trickster in one episode each season of The Flash, which pays respect to a role/character he originally played in The Flash TV series from the 90’s. It appears that trend will continue in season 3.
Several set photos have popped up on Twitter that feature Hamill, presumably as Trickster, alongside John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick (The Flash of Earth-3). However, if you look at the photos, he’s looking less like The Trickster and more like another famous DC Villain. (more…)
Seating 4,000 people, Room 105 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is one of the biggest spaces in the building, but it was barely enough to contain the demand to be in the presence of Mark Hamill at Fan Expo Canada. Obviously, interest in Hamill’s doings as of late is high, mostly because of the mysterious return of Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Episode VIII. Naturally, Hamill didn’t give anything away, but he did discuss his Star Wars legacy and other matters with energy and enthusiasm. (more…)