Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy.
Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl Spot & Runtime Revealed!
… showed us nothing, but the internet lost its mind over the 30 seconds anyway! Check it out below to see if you are blown away or not:
Watch all the 2019 SUPER BOWL SPOTS & TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLScC8g4bqD47O88No5ulRVCDZ42_Ngfw5 ► Sign up for a Fandango FanAlert for Avengers: End Game and be the first to know when you can get tickets. https://www.fandango.com/avengers-endgame-215871/movie-times?cmp=sb_fanalert_youtube Check out the official Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl Commercial starring Chris Evans! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
It also broke yesterday that the movie is likely going to have a runtime of THREE HOURS and fans lost their mind over that too. Personally, I have no problem with a lengthy movie if it’s good and I’m completely engaged. You must know that my favourite film of all time is The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King: Extended Edition, so that’s the school of viewer I come from.
Where I find myself flummoxed about the long runtime is Avengers: Infinity War clocked in at a full 2 HOURS & 40 MINUTES. What difference is 20 minutes going to make? If you have concerns, please elucidate in the comments section. I will be reading!
Captain Marvel Also Gets the Super Bowl Treatment
… and we get to see about as much as we did for Avengers: Endgame.
Watch all the 2019 SUPER BOWL SPOTS & TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLScC8g4bqD47O88No5ulRVCDZ42_Ngfw5 ► Sign up for a Fandango FanAlert for Captain Marvel and be the first to know when you can get tickets. https://www.fandango.com/captain-marvel-2019-188283/movie-times?cmp=sb_fanalert_youtube Check out the official Captain Marvel Super Bowl Commercial starring Brie Larson! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
With the three trailers we have seen going into Captain Marvel, Brie Larson has only provided the primary voiceover for one (the second trailer), sparking debate about whether or not Marvel Studios believes in Captain Marvel’s commercial viability. Since it’s right around the corner I guess we’ll find out soon!
Sesame Street Turns 50!
The pop culture event of the week that has me the most excited is Sesame Street celebrating its 50th birthday! This show is such a bastion of children’s entertainment and pop culture at large, yet it so often flies under the radar because it is not marketed to the same crowd as the two movies I opened this article with.
Generations of children grew up with Sesame Street as our introduction to The Muppets and, in many cases, as our first introduction to costumed characters. It continues to evolve (recently adding a homeless Muppet to the show), and remain on the cutting edge of socially-relevant entertainment.
If nothing else, I hope this little spot encourages you to rewatch some of the best Sesame Street moments of all time (might I suggest: The Yip Yips?), or that you head on over to whichever HBO streaming service you are subscribed to and watch some of the new episodes.
Arrow Turns 150 (Kinda)
Grandaddy of the contemporary DCTV Universe, Arrow, aired its 150th episode this week. I’m not sure if everyone realizes what a feat it is for a drama to hit this many episodes. I can remember when Stargate SG-1 hit 200 episodes and that felt unheard of. For a genre show – other than Supernatural – to stretch toward such a milestone is truly worth celebrating. The CW celebrated with the metanarrative episode Emerald Archer, an in-universe documentary narrated by Kelsey Grammer (remember when he played Beast?):
Arrow is new Mondays at 8/7c on The CW, and available next day on The CW App: http://go.cwtv.com/genARWyt SUBSCRIBE: http://go.cwtv.com/YTSubscribe About ARROW: After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the South China Sea.
In my opinion, this seventh season of Arrow has been very hit or miss, but I am thrilled to inform you, Spoilerite, that this anniversary episode kicked ass!