The Future Looks Most Excellent!

 

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

In the midst of all this most heinous COVID-19 stuff, fans of the highly anticipated Bill & Ted Face The Music have been, ironically, concerned about the future of our musical saviors. Rumors have circulated that the film would, more than likely, end up pushed out of theaters and land on streaming services or wind up like John Wick 4 and the fourth Matrix film (I know…all Keanu vessels), pushed to net year. One fan took to twitter to ask Alex Winter (aka Bill S. Preston Esq.) himself what the status was regarding our wayward time travelers and here was Winter’s response

“Hey, thanks for asking. Everything is great in BT3 land. The cut is almost done and looks fantastic. Teasers and trailers are ready to go. Like every movie slated for this summer we had to stop and reorganize due to Covid. Teaser coming in a few weeks, news on release soon!”

Although this doesn’t confirm nor deny anything, the news that the film is firmly in post-production AND that trailers will be coming soon is, as our heroes would say, most tranquil. I will throw my prediction out there and say that, although Face The Music is still set to release August 21, that would put them smashed directly between Wonder Woman 84 and The New Mutants, Orion Pictures will opt to move Bill and Ted to a streaming service with the possibility of a theatrical release further down the road. Either way it pans out, I am overjoyed at the news that we will have a trailer soon! Check back with us here at Nowhere California for trailers and trailer reactions/breakdowns. Until then…Be excellent to each other and…PARTY ON DUDES!!

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Show Us Your Junk!

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

We are proud to launch our newest feature here on Nowhere California…Show Us Your Junk!! That’s right! We want to see your junk! When we say junk, we mean ANYTHING you would like to share…that is pop culture related (Sweet baby Jesus, what have I done). We are looking for action figures, DVDs, books, ticket stubs, autographed butt plugs, etc…to showcase here. You can submit to us at: nowhere_california@yahoo.com or on our Facebook page, http://www.FaceBook.com/nowherecalifornia

Be creative! At least be descriptive. Don’t send us a picture of you in your underwear holding a plush Gizmo doll with a hole in it without giving us some backstory. Trust me, we WILL make up an amazing story to go with it if you do! You know you wanna show it and we certainly want to see it so, SHOW US YOUR JUNK!!! In the interest of self deprecation and to serve as a template…here’s our junk. Enjoy!

DIGITAL UNDERGROUND #2: Life Insurance Lottery

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

What would you put on the line to enlarge your bank account? Would you risk your life for a slice of paradise? These are the questions posed to Bob in the new film “Life Insurance Lottery” and this film is the second entry into the Nowhere California Digital Underground.

“Life Insurance Lottery” is the new movie from Chuck Norfolk, Chuck is the creative mind behind the Nowhere favorite “Getting Schooled..” and he continues to elevate his cinematic eye in this unique thriller. This film takes you on a journey down easy street with Bob and his entry into an ultra secret club that promises a quick pay day, but Bob’s world is turned upside down as the body count begins to rise quicker then his bank account.

This film has assembled an excellent cast from the main characters to the background players, each performer helps you to believe this world and you can only hope for their success or failures, depending on their true motivation in this script. It’s hard to give the proper credit to every actor in this movie, because viewing this film will give the proper meaning behind that statement and I would highly recommend viewing this movie, but there are two performances that deserve acknowledgement on this page.
The first performance comes from Brad Potts. Brad plays Detective Gallagher, who crosses paths with the club and Bob throughout the movie. He is a grizzled investigator, who seems to have been on this case for a long time and is the greatest definition of a functioning alcoholic in film.

The second performance comes from Joe Grisaffi, who plays Bob’s best friend James and enters the secret club in the same hopes of cashing in. In the start of the movie, James isn’t sure what to take of this offer and quickly dives in. Joe’s performance can be described as multiple layers, from comedic to dramatic and deserves to be noticed.

As I said above, every performance from the cast and crew deserves to be acknowledged. There is a lot of passion that can be clearly seen on this production, this film deserves to be seen on multiple screens and Vimeo On Demand is the place to go.

In the debut of Nowhere California’s Digital Underground, we left the review to you the reader and recommended the title, this will not be different. “Life Insurance Lottery” is a great piece of independent cinema and we encourage everyone to give this movie a chance, so head to Vimeo On Demand or the link at the end of this piece and check out this movie. Also, when you’re finished, leave your thoughts for the filmmakers and let us know your thoughts about “Life Insurance Lottery”

WATCH Life Insurance Lottery NOW On VIMEO On Demand

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The Spice Must Flow…

 

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Denis Villeneuve sure knows how to help us nerds chase away the COVID-19 blues! This week, the Bladerunner 2049 director gave us our first glimpse of House Atreides as well as some of the Fremen from the upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s legendary novel. To say that I love Dune is a vast understatement. The book remains one of my favorite novels of all time and I watch the 1984 David Lynch film, arguably, an unhealthy amount. When this film was announced, I went crazy. When the A-list celebrity cast was announced, I lost my damn mind. With these photos, I can truly get a feel for the direction Villeneuve is taking and I am going fucking bonkers! I’ll shut up now and let you enjoy the pics. Dune is slated to hit theaters on December 18th. With the current global pandemic, check back with Nowhere California for the latest updates. Be safe and Listen Irresponsibly!!!

Top Left: Oscar Issac as Duke Leto Atreides. Top Right: Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck. Center Right: Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho. Bottom: House Atreides

Left: Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Jessica Ferguson as The Lady Jessica. Top Right: Zendaya as Chani. Bottom Right: Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet-Kynes

Digital Underground #1: Line Of Duty

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Nowhere California has a history of looking at every side of the street when it comes to movies, we will watch the tent pole blockbusters and we will take the road less travel to find those hidden gems. This mentality developed into the on going series of “Why Not?” episodes of the podcast and the evolution will continue into our digital underground.

The world is in a crazy place and some outlets are hard to find, so within the walls of this article we will hopefully point you in the direction of a movie that might not make it to your radar. This column will be on going and will point you in the direction of where to find these selections, but for now, it’s time to enter the underground with our first selection.

Line Of Duty was released in 2019, directed by Steven C. Miller and written by Jeremy Drysdale. The film follows police officer Frank Penny (played by Aaron Eckhart) Penny goes from his normal beat into a rogue world, when he goes into a personal investigation into the abduction of the police chief’s young daughter. During the early stages of Frank’s investigation, he crosses path with internet reporter Ava Brooks (played by Courtney Eaton) who becomes his unwanted sidekick as she streams his actions to the web.

This movie blends the action world into the modern era of social media where anyone can be a reporter, with the possibility of putting their bodies on the line in the name of news. It is easy to look past this movie as the typical rogue cop movie, but the production and cast breath important life into a film that could be easily lost in the streaming shuffle.

It would be easy to fall into the normal movie review checklist, but I would like to stand with this recommendation and open our doors for your feedback. The links below will lead you to the different ways you can watch this movie and we would love for you to tell us your thoughts about Line Of Duty…

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Click Here To Watch This Movie On Amazon
Click Here To Watch This Movie On iTunes

Is Another Jedi Ready To Rise?

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

In the current news cycle, some good news is welcome treat and some great nerd news is a dish to savor. As we wait for the next season of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian”, some casting information has been released and it’s possibly a fantasy casting dream come true. Rosario Dawson will be joining the cast for the new season slated for release this fall (..hopefully)
Dawson has made a career on a path she has controlled and has chosen projects that weren’t about the check, but about the creation of something special. Now, as she enters this galaxy, Rosario is rumored to be playing the role of Ahsoka Tano and this rumor has sparked a lot of excitement in the Star Wars universe.

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The character of Ahsoka debut in the feature film version of “The Clone Wars” and was voiced by Ashley Eckstein. This character continued her evolution through the REBELS animated series and developed a fan following that continued to grow, after the original series came to an end.
This news is still developing and the production of “The Mandalorian” seems to not have been stalled by the current state of the world. As new information is released and rumors become fact, we will continue to watch this story.

 

 

Ghostbusters: The Next Generation…

 

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

In an event that could rival the 1909 blast that rocked Tunguska, the Ghostbuster’s universe has been giving an early Christmas gift in the form of the first trailer for the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, this movie has been officially titled “Ghostbusters:AfterLife”..

As most of the Nowhere California listeners know, the guys from Nowhere have their hands in a second podcast known as “The Ecto Pod” and this podcast delves deep into the vast world of the Ghostbusters franchise, so you can only imagine that we have a lot to say and we do.

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This episode is packed with our thoughts and theories towards this movie. Also, our excitement is on full display and we will continue to keep our listeners update with new information. If you want to subcribe to “The Ecto Pod” you can search for the it on any of your favorite podcast search engines, so keep locked in to Nowhere California and The Ecto Pod as we get closer to the release date in 2020.

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ENDGAME Doesn’t Mean Game Over..

 

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

As 2019 comes to a close and the mourning continues for the ones we lost in Avengers: ENDGAME, one question continued to linger and one of those answers came in the form of the first trailer for MARVEL Studios: Black Widow.

The announcement of Natasha Romanoff’s solo movie excited the MARVEL universe, then ENDGAME left the movie watching public wondering about this movie and which direction we would see this character take. Luckily, the studio didn’t travel the same road as 2005’s Elektra and we are traveling back to the world post Captain America: Civil War.
The trailer drives us quickly into Natasha’s return to the world that built her and her attempts to disappear from the radar, but a life of a Red Room spy isn’t that easy and we see her reconnect with some “family”, one of them being a nostalgic Red Gaurdian (played by “Stranger Things” David Harbour).

Black Widow clearly shows the spy thriller vibe that The Winter Soldier gave us in the early phases of the Infinity Saga, but in a completely different world and it’s the world of a character that deserved a solo adventure.

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No Time To Die,But Time To Say Goodbye..

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(Douglas Porter-Staff Writer)

Bond, James Bond is back. This time he is no longer 007 and has retired from Mi6 to live out his days with his true love Madeline played by Lea Seydoux. In an art imitating life situation Bond is thrust back into the dangers of Mi6, just like star Daniel Craig had been thrust back into the Bond universe. During the press junket for James Bond 24 know more specifically as Spectre, Craig had said that it was his final Bond. But, with the fans maintaining the stance of 1 more film with Craig, and a script that enticed Craig to return to the role, Columbia announced James Bond 25: No Time to Die with Craig returning for shaken Martinis one more time. Now don’t get the notion that he is now back for more; during an interview this week Craig has confirmed that this is definitively his final Bond.

After a small sizzle reel was released online, fans speculated a trailer would be released in November as it seems 6 months before release seems to be the standard timeline for a trailer. Columbia pushed the release of the first trailer to December 4, 2019.

Premiering in the morning tandemly with 5 character posters the trailer came in at 2 minutes 38 seconds. The trailer did not bury the lead, with the opening showing Bond being chased, fired at by henchman on motorcycles and finding out he had been betrayed by Madeline. Now in the world of deception and misdirection this could be a different scene just taken out of context, but with what the trailer furthered showed us, it is very obvious Bond will have to fight one more time in order to survive. This time he will not be 007, as that title has been given to a new Mi6 agent: Nomi, a no nonsense, paid her dues, Mi6 agent.

The most anticipated character to arrive with this movie is the new villain: Safin. Safin is being played by Academy award winner, and a much loved actor of our show, Rami Malek. With Rami’s sky rocket to fame after Bohemian Rhapsody, and his titular role as Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot coming to an end fans were wondering what he would be doing next. Taking on the role of the facially scarred Safin, put Rami in a position to be one of the top Bond villains, behind Christoph Waltz and his portrayal of Bloefield, whom coincidently also makes a return in this film.

Also returning to the movie are: Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomi Harris as Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q, a character who Bond expresses his emotions for by claiming he missed Q. I don’t want to give much of the trailer away, as I feel it needs to be seen rather that read about, but there the Bond staples in this trailer, and a lovely homage to the infamous Bond opening credits. The only remaining staple to be announced by Columbia is what famous singer or band will take on the opening credits song whos past songs have been performed by the late Chris Cornell, Jack White and Alicia Keys, Adelle, and Sam Smith.

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 No Time to Die the 25th Bond film will be released to theatres on April 8th, 2020.

GB 2020 spoiler – 4 words blew up the Ethereal Plane: “We’ve shot our parts.”

(Douglas Porter-Staff Writer)

On Nov, 8th Dan Aykroyd was a guest on The Greg Hill radio show, with one statement he made going viral in the Ghostbusters fan community, Aykroyd confirmed that he and the other original cast members have not only been cast in the movie but were able to shoot their parts during principal production this spring. “We’ve shot our parts. Myself, Murray (Bill), Sigourney (Weaver), and Annie Potts, and it was really exciting working on this new idea, a new take on the story…” Aykroyd said.

Since the teaser trailer was surprised revealed earlier this year, casting rumors have been trickling in over the last few months. Some vague confirmations have bled through, but never an official announcement from Sony. Ernie Huson revealed in a Cameo video that he was shooting his part. Through other interviews both Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver  mentioned that they were also part of the film. Claims of Bill being seen on the set of Calgary also spread, but nothing more was ever seen other than a pic of the 3 remaining Ghostbusters having dinner together.

So while this is still not an official statement from Sony, this is the closest we have gotten to an actual real notion the our beloved OG cast is back and will be in GB 2020.