Week in Geek #114: Big Brother All Stars, Mulan VOD, A League of Their Own and More | Fanboys Anonymous
Welcome to another edition of WEEK IN GEEK here at Fanboys Anonymous—a rundown of some of the events, news and stories that went down over the past few days in the geek culture spectrum.

This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

Big Brother All Stars Premiere

I had no idea this was even coming back, let alone when. It's the 20 year anniversary. Holy shit. I've been watching this show for TWENTY YEARS? I feel so old.

As far as the cast goes...

Nicole F - I liked her, but she wasn't my favorite or anything.

Dani - Well she doesn't seem to have aged at all, which is good. But is she still not talking to Dick? That's a shame, if that's the case.

Da'Vonne - To be honest, I can't remember if I liked her or not, which means I must not have loved or hated her. We'll see.

Christmas - She was both good and bad at times, depending on if she was working alongside the people I liked, but I overall liked her, so she'll be one of the people I root for. I felt bad about her injuring herself so early in her season. Now, she'll get a proper shot.

Tyler - One of my favorites from that season.

Ian - I liked Ian a lot. He'll be another one of my favorites.

Kevin - I didn't like Kevin and that season had some awful people on it, too. I'd be cool with him being one of the first evicted, especially as I have no interested in seeing this character he's created.

Enzo! - Dude! Enzo was awesome! Brigade FTW!

Janelle - LOL She can't stay away, can she? She was great, though. She won't be my top pick to win, but she's on the list of thumbs up.

Bayleigh - Total wreck. Absolutely nuts. I couldn't stand her and I hope she's either just as crazy but in an entertaining way instead of a frustrating way, or she's toned things down since then.

Nicole A - She was cute and I liked her a lot. I'm rooting for her, for sure.

Keesha - I don't think I was a fan, if I remember right. I can't be positive, but she's on the low end right now until giving me a different opinion.

Kaysar - I didn't see season 6, so I never developed an opinion of him.

Cody - He's another one of my favorites out of this cast.

Memphis - I liked him, but there are others I'll be rooting for over him.

David - He got screwed the last time and didn't get a chance to compete, and I remember thinking that that sucked.

So Memphis and Cody have to team up and try to be The Renegade Hitmen, right? And if Enzo is trying to get another Brigade going, why not make that a threesome? The Renebrigade Hitmen?

Currently, who I'd like to see win are, in order:
  1. Cody
  2. Enzo
  3. Nicole A
  4. Ian
  5. Danielle
  6. Memphis
  7. David
  8. Janelle
  9. Tyler 
  10. Christmas
I'm glad this is back. This should be some decent quarantine viewing material.

Mulan Going to Disney+ on September 4th

For $30 on top of your monthly subscription price, Mulan is coming to Disney+ instead of being released in theaters (or on top of being in theaters, when available).

This is actually huge. This means Disney is fed up with waiting for a theatrical release for one of its tentpole films and is willing to roll the dice and see how much money they can make with a direct VOD release.

This is a test for what could become the industry standard. They're saying it's a one-off, but they also said they wouldn't do it at all. Clearly, that's just business speak for "don't be too upset if we decide not to do this anymore, but if we see a big success, we'll just announce that plans have shifted and we're going to do it with other movies, too."

Tom Hanks as Geppetto in Pinocchio

Supposedly, that's the casting news.

I've never been a Pinocchio fan. However, this seems like great casting potential. Hanks is awesome and if he can make the accent work, he's already going to bring a lot of heart and warmth to the role. He could knock it out of the park.

A League of Their Own Series

A series based on the film A League of Their Own is coming to Amazon. There's potential here.

The film itself is rock solid. Now, to be fair, maybe that's because of the actors that were in it just bringing their own natural charm. I'm not familiar with any of the cast, but if they can tap into that, maybe they'll have something.

Antebellum Coming to VOD on September 18th

One of the films I had on my watch list is Antebellum, which will apparently be coming straight to VOD on September 18th. Rest assured, I'll be checking that out and might even post a review here about it or do a Reviewpoint podcast if there's any support for that.


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