Why Birds of Prey Failed

Who would have thought after seeing the success of Suicide Squad that Birds of Prey would have failed. If you remember correctly this was right at the beginning of the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, you can’t use that excuse. Opening weekend numbers were terrible and at that time a complete country shutdown was not even a thing.

Not sure why but not bringing Jared Leto back as the Joker doomed this film from the start. Yes, Black Mask did fill that hole partially but it’s not the same. I’m sure they are second guessing themselves now.

Talking SYFY Talks Beer & SYFY Bartow with Happy Hour

Talking SYFY and Johnny from Happy Hour with Johnny and Duce sit down for a discussion about Beer and SYFY Bartow. The huge outdoor Scifi convention that thousands of people attend every year in Central Florida in a little town called Bartow.

These two podcasts teamed up for some fun in the Florida sun and lots of laughs. Check both out for weekly uploads.

Rasario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in Mandalorian

Disney realeases details about the second season of The Mandalorian the hit STAR WARS Series. Rasari Dawson will play Ahsoka Tano.

The exciting part of this is they are bring Ahsoka Tano the Jedi/Non Jedi into the fold. This is exciting for anyone that has watched and love the animated series The Clone Wars.

Also, Carl Weathers will Direct one of the second season episodes of The Mandalorian.

Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Episode 1 Review

In the aftermath of a raid on an Imperial supply convoy, the Ghostand its crew—Hera, Kanan, and Chopper—are pursued by TIE fighters, who take out the shields and communication system on the Ghost. Following a dog fight, only one TIE fighter remains, and rather than following contradictory orders from both Kanan and Hera, Chopper destroys it himself.

Jedi Master Mace Windu

A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi. As the Clone Wars intensified, Mace sensed the dark side of the Force at work, and knew the Jedi’s enemies were plotting to destroy the Order and end its stewardship of the galaxy.

In the last years of the Republic, Mace Windu felt strange currents at work in the Force. Long the Jedi’s champion, he sought to maintain the Order’s ancient traditions amid galactic unrest and political corruption. Never patient with those who disobeyed the Jedi Council, Mace doubted the maverick Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn’s belief that the ancient Sith had returned. Qui-Gon was correct about the Sith, and died in combat with Darth Maul, who was in turn struck down by Obi-Wan Kenobi. At Qui-Gon’s funeral, Mace and his old friend Yoda pondered an unhappy riddle: Had Maul been the Sith Master, or the apprentice?

Mace also thought little of Qui-Gon’s insistence that young Anakin Skywalker was the Chosen One foretold by Jedi prophecy. Anakin showed great ability with the Force, but Mace denied Qui-Gon’s request to train the boy. Anakin, Mace felt, was too old to dedicate himself to the Force without being distracted by his emotional attachments. Mace never stopped doubting young Skywalker, and his ill-concealed distrust would cast a shadow over their relationship as Anakin ascended the Jedi ranks.

As the Separatist crisis engulfed the galaxy, Mace warned Chancellor Palpatine that the Jedi were too few to defend the Republic in case of war. Mace’s background blinded him to the growing threat posed by Separatist leader Count Dooku: he refused to believe that a former Jedi such as Dooku would stoop to targeting senators such as Padmé Amidala for assassination. But Mace heeded Yoda’s warnings that the dark side of the Force was behind the galaxy’s troubles. And he couldn’t ignore other dangerous developments, such as the revelation that someone had hired the mysterious Kaminoans to build a clone army for the Republic.

When the Separatist-allied Geonosians captured Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé, it was time to take action. Mace led a strike team of Jedi to Geonosis, battling Dooku and his droids in the planet’s gladiatorial arena. Mace struck down the bounty hunter Jango Fett, but the Separatist hordes overwhelmed his forces. Mace refused to surrender, and only the arrival of Yoda and the clone army prevented his death in battle. Mace’s escape gave him little comfort — the galaxy was now at war, with the Jedi forced into an unfamiliar and dangerous role as generals.

During the Clone Wars, Mace’s forays onto the battlefield showed why he was renowned as a warrior. During the Republic campaign to retake Ryloth, he led clone troopers in the assault on the city of Lessu and personally captured Wat Tambor, the Separatist emir who’d looted the planet. Though notorious for loathing politics, he proved an able diplomat, brokering an understanding between the Twi’lek freedom fighter Cham Syndulla and the planet’s corrupt Senator Orn Free Taa.

Mace spent much of the Clone Wars on Coruscant, directing the Jedi in their perilous role of wartime leaders. Mace was quick to punish Jedi who failed to follow orders, reassigning rebellious Padawans such as Ahsoka Tano to mundane duties that allowed them time to reflect on their mistakes. Mace jealously guarded the Jedi’s independence against outside interference and sought to uphold Jedi values when dealing with the military and politicians. He opposed Malastare’s Dugs when they decided to kill the ancient creature known as the Zillo Beast, and decried Palpatine’s decision to bring the mighty beast to Coruscant for scientific study. As the war continued, Mace came increasingly to distrust Palpatine — though he never guessed that the Supreme Chancellor was in fact the Sith Lord Darth Sidious.

Mace was troubled by Palpatine’s request to make Anakin his representative on the Jedi Council, warning his fellow Jedi Masters that it was dangerous to pair the Supreme Chancellor with the powerful, tempestuous young Jedi. He agreed that if Palpatine failed to surrender his wartime powers after the death of the Separatists’ General Grievous, the Jedi should remove the Supreme Chancellor from office and take control of the Senate. 

When Anakin discovered Palpatine was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, Mace knew the future of the Jedi Order was in grave danger, and sought to arrest the Supreme Chancellor. Mace seemed to defeat Sidious and raised his lightsaber to strike down the Sith Lord, but a desperate Anakin ignited his own weapon and severed Mace’s forearm. Sidious then blasted Mace with Force lightning, sending the great Jedi champion plummeting to his death.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog[b] is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler in his feature directorial debut and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, as well as James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough. In the film, Sonic teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski to find his lost rings and escape Dr. Robotnik.

Development for a film began in the 1990s, but did not go beyond the planning stage until Sony Pictures acquired the film rights in 2013. Production involved the collaboration of Sega Sammy‘s Japanese studio Marza Animation Planet, with Fowler brought in to direct in 2016. After Sony put the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures acquired it in 2017. The majority of the cast signed on by August 2018, and principal filming took place between September and October that year in Vancouverand on Vancouver Island. Following negative reaction to the first trailer in 2019, the film’s release was delayed by three months to redesign Sonic. (Movie Video Review below.)

Sonic the Hedgehog premiered at the Paramount Theatre on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 14, 2020. Critics praised the performances, Sonic’s design, and its faithfulness to the source material, but criticized its plot and perceived lack of originality.[11][12] The film has grossed $302 million worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 2020, and set the record for the biggest opening weekend by a video game-based film in the US and Canada.

Jedi Knight Kai Adi Mundi

Ki-Adi-Mundi was a Cerean alien who sat on the Jedi Council. A humanoid being, Ki’s most distinguishing physical feature was an enlarged conical cranium that contained a binary brain. When Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn reported a Sith attack during the events surrounding the Battle of Naboo, Ki-Adi-Mundi expressed shock at the notion. “Impossible,” he remarked, “the Sith have been extinct for a millennium.” He also failed to see how far Count Dooku had fallen from the Jedi ideals just prior to the Clone Wars, believing that Dooku was incapable of violence or murder

The Cerean Jedi Ki-Adi-Mundi was a member of the Jedi Council when Qui-Gon Jinn arrived at the Jedi Temple with a strange story: He had fought a Force-using warrior on Tatooine. Ki-Adi-Mundi doubted Qui-Gon’s contention that the Sith had survived and now threatened the Jedi again.

During the Clone Wars, Ki-Adi-Mundi was one of many Jedi to serve the Republic as a general leading clone troops against the Separatists’ droid armies. Among other campaigns, he fought in the First and Second Battles of Geonosis and the Outer Rim Sieges.

Despite his years of Jedi training, Ki-Adi-Mundi was caught by surprise when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine issued Order 66 to the clone troopers under his command. He turned in disbelief as the troops he served with turned their weapons on him, firing the shots that ended his life.