Jungle Book movie hub!

A new live action movie of the Jungle Book is set to be released in April 15, 2016.

Premise from Disney:  
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

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Release Date:  April 15 2016
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Marks (Screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (book)
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray

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Cool pictures of Iron Fist


Cool Pictures of Iron Fist!

Iron Fist has had some great art work over the years.  My favorite is from the Immortal Iron Fist  series you can see sample of that art below:




Immortal Iron Fist art:
I love the art in this series so much I could do a post on just this.




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Punisher and Elekta coming to Netflix


Marvel has released two previews.  One focuses on Elektra and the other on the Punisher.  Both look .....well awesome.

This is going be sooooooooo Bad A#$!!!!!!

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Finn Jones officially caste as Iron Fist

Marvel has announced that actor Finn Jones has been cast as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist.  Marvel has said there will be an Iron Fist Netflix series that will unite with the other heroes on Netflix to focus on a super team of street heroes called the Defenders.

To those who have followed this at all, know that many names have been thrown out to play Iron Fist.  These names have included Ryan Phillipe, and even Zac Efron.   6 months ago a rumor emerged that Marvel may be scuttling Iron Fist in favor of a Punisher series.  All these twists and turns but now finally Marvel fans have their Kung Fu hero.

Who is Finn Jones?
Finn Jones is a British actor who is best known for his portrayal of Ser Loras Tyrell the knight of flowers on Game of Thrones.  Loras is known as being a brave knight who is the heart throb of Sansa.  However, it turns out that Tyrell is more into boys then the girls.

Finn Jones has also been in Sleeping Beauty, Wrong Turn 5 and the Sarah Jane adventures.  The way that the Netflix shows have been churning out high quality and unique hero tales may mean that he will soon be known more for Iron Fist than anything else.

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10 Facts about the Jungle Book the Disney Carttoon

Jungle Book the Disney Cartoon

The Jungle Book cartoon is known to multiple generations of children.  It was released in 1967 and is the last film that Walt Disney himself worked on.  The early versions of the film were dark and serious sticking closely to the themes of Kipling's stories.  Walt felt the tone was wrong for a kids movie and forced it through a variety of revisions.  He would not live to see the final one dying prior to the film's release.

Here are 10 fun facts about the Jungle Book

1) It is based on a famous book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling.  While still intended for children his story is bleaker with Mowgli struggling to find a home in either the animal or human world.  It is also full of allegory form the perspective of Kipling's British imperialist perspective.  The book can now be found online for free as it is out of copyright.  Kipling was born in India but spent much of his life away.

2) The film employed a variety of famous actors at the time and was released to great acclaim.  The soundtrack was quite popular with the song "Bare Necessities" being a memorable hit.  This was a good thing because the company itself was highly depended on the film being a success.  It is possible that due to Walt's death during the film's production that the studio could have collapsed if the film had failed.

3) Disney has released a few revisions of the Jungle Book including a rather forgettable live action version in 1994.

5)  According to one Kipling's children Mowgli's name was mispronounced throughout the film.  The name Mowgli should have been Mow like Cow not Moe.  It is unclear why Disney chose to pronounce the name the way he did.

6) It is rumored that the Beatles were meant to voice the friendly Vultures that befriend Mowgli after he runs away from his jungle pals.

7)  Ka the mischievous Python is voiced by Streling Holloway.  Strelling is more famous for voicing the lovable Winnie the Pooh.

8) Louis Prima who voiced the character King Louis is said to have been highly excited about playing the character and came to Disney with multiple ideas.  He is also said to have improvised parts of his song.

9) The song sung by Ka the Python "Trust Me" had initially been written for Mary Poppins and was re-purposed for the Jungle Book.

10)  Bill Peet wrote the first darker version of the Jungle Book.  While Disney altered a great deal of the original story boards some pieces were kept.  This included King Louis and the idea of Mowgli seeing a girl and following her into the Man Village.

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Lucifer review the Illusion of Free Will by Sir Kent

Lucifer review the Illusion of Free Will by Sir Kent

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What did I tell y'all? What did I tell y'all? Did I NOT say that Mazikeen (Lesly-Anne Brandt) had a look of greed about her? Not for money or family but to do what she was truly meant to do. Spread pain and suffering among the world of humans.

I think that Lucifer (Tom Ellis) drove her to the last scene of this week's episode. After she tried to declare her independence from Lucifer, he kindly reminded her that this illusion of her free will is exactly that...AN ILLUSION. She was created for the sole purpose of protecting Lucifer. It's in her make up. It's who she is. So, even if she WANTS to leave him to his current obsession of exploring his humanity, she cant. 

Knowing that you have no say so in your own life, knowing that you are little more than a slave, is a hard pill to swallow. So, she has started to focus her attention on the person who she thinks is the cause of all of her problems, Det. Chloe Decker. This entire situation is only being made worse by Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside). He has been actively pursuing Mazikeen for some kind of leverage that he can use to get Lucifer back to Hell. Not to mention, there is a strange attraction between he and Mazikeen. 

With what has transpired thus far, the picture for the season finale is starting to become clear to me.
#1-Lucifer will be forced to kill Mazikeen because she will try to kill Det. Decker. Word of this will spread throughout Hell which will make Lucifer’s own demons come after him.

#2-Lucifer will kill Amenadiel which will cause a war between Heaven and, Hell.

#3-Amenadiel will kill Linda (Rachel Harris) which will send Lucifer into a rage that will make him have to fight both Amenadiel AND Mazikeen because by then, they would have shagged! (C’MON! They're gonna shag, people).

Even though Det. Decker is a walking cliche (This character could be in ANY series like this) and as of yet, I really don't care much for her, the series has legs. I think it will get picked up by FOX especially since they will be saying goodbye to BONES this season. Although, I think the “Civilian Counsultant” to the police department, has fun it's course. We DON'T NEED another show with this dynamic!

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History of the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

A new version of the Jungle Book is coming and it looks amazing.  Many remember the old Disney cartoon of the Jungle Book but only a few I talk to realize that it is actually based on a much older work. In this case the Jungle Book is based on a story by the same name by renowned British author Rudyard Kipling.
The Jungle Book story or rather stories were initially published in a series of magazines between 1893 and 1894.

The origins of the Jungle Book are as heart warming as they are somber.  It is believed that these stories began as stories that Rudyard told his young daughter.  The first edition of the book contained a heart warming tribute to her.  Sadly, Josephine Kipling died tragically at the age of 6.  Rudyard's 2nd daughter Elsie was also read the stories and through hearing her Father tell them knew that Disney had mispronounced multiple of the names in their film.

Interestingly, Rudyard himself was born in India but spent much of his life living else where.  His writing in the Jungle Book is thus based off his father's experience and that of his own research.  Rudyard was sent away from his parents to live in a Boarding school at England at the age of 5.  In England Kipling stayed with a couple who housed children of British-Indian expats.  He says that the couple was extremely hard on him and it was in this environment that he developed his talents for narrative.
 "If you cross-examine a child of seven or eight on his day’s doings (specially when he wants to go to sleep) he will contradict himself very satisfactorily. If each contradiction be set down as a lie and retailed at breakfast, life is not easy. I have known a certain amount of bullying, but this was calculated torture—religious as well as scientific. Yet it made me give attention to the lies I soon found it necessary to tell: and this, I presume, is the foundation of literary effort"

After he was finally removed by a family member from the bad conditions he was asked why he had never told anyone about his poor treatment.

"Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told any one how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established. Also, badly-treated children have a clear notion of what they are likely to get if they betray the secrets of a prison-house before they are clear of it"

It is also possible that in this bleak landscape he spent time looking back dreaming of his earlier years in India.  Potentially, already beginning to build ideas of the Jungle Book in his mind.  A place for him to escape to in his mind.  One thing is clear is that the ordeal gave Kipling a kind of empathy and understanding of the child's mind that allowed him to write powerful works geared at children.

The Jungle Book itself is quite a bit larger and more encompassing than the famous Disney film.  The story most know is primarily one of the stories.  There are other stories and poems each a kind of allegory. One of the stories focuses on Mowgli after the events of the Disney Jungle Book where he struggles to fit in the human or the animal world.

1) Mowgli''s Brothers
2) Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack
3) Kaa's Hunting
4) Road Song of the Bandar-Log
5) Tiger! Tiger!
6) Mowgli's Song
7) The White Seal
8) Lukannon
9) Rikki-Tikki-Tayi
10) Dareez Chaunt
11) Toomai of the Elephants
12) Shiv and the Grasshopper
13) Her Majesty's Servants
14) Parade-Song

 A story designed to teach life lessons to his daughter has now become a beloved book by millions of children and adults.
The stories of the Jungle Book are now out of Copyright and can be read by anyone for free online.


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Toylab Film Friday!

Toylab Film Friday!

The last Friday of each month Toylab is going to have a special day called!

FILM FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!

Save the date the first film Friday is coming 1/29/2016!!!!!!!!!!!

We will awe at the hottest new trailers, review the newest new films, share the hot picks from Netflix and from theater.   Expect to see sneaky pictures from upcoming films as well as some no nonsense reviews from our resident film critic Sir Kent.

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Who is Madame Mask?


Who is Madame Mask?
Madame Masque is a Marvel villain most known for her run ins with Iron Man.  She is slated to be a villain in Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD.

Real Name: Whitney Frost,  Giulietta Nefaria

First Appearance (Whitney Frost):  Tales of Suspense #98

First Appearance (Madame Masque): Iron Man #17

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The woman that would eventually become known as Madame Masque is the daughter of Count Nefaria.  Count Nefaria was a longtime powerful Avengers villain and he wanted his daughter to not be a part of his lifestyle.  He sent his daughter then called Giulietta Nefaria to be raised by Byron Frost.  Byron Frost renamed her Whitney Frost and raised her as his own.

She becomes a socialite and becomes engaged to an upcoming politician Roger Vane.

When the Frosts die, Count Nefaria reemerges.  He tells Whitney about her true parentage and says she is destined to take over control of the criminal empire the Maggia.  Whitney at first refuses the offer.  However, when she tells Roger about Nefaria and he freaks out and leaves her.  He wants nothing to do with her criminal ties because he believes it could hamper his political career.  Then without other options Whitney goes back and accepts her father's offer.

She then undergoes extensive criminal mastermind training by Count Nefaria himself.  He teaches her strategy, espionage, criminal workings, and martial skills.  She is something of a criminal prodigal daughter and takes over for her father when he is imprisoned.

Working as the Big M (Leader of the Maggia) she comes into contact with Tony Stark/ Iron Man.  She attacks one of Stark's facilities and as she flees the plane she is in crashes.  During the crash her face is scarred.  She is rescued by the gold obessed villain, Mordecai Midas.  She begins to work for Midas as one of his henchmen.  Midas has her wear a gold mask to hide her scarred face and because of this she begins calling herself, "Madame Masque".

Later she meets Tony Stark and he shows concern for her and is not obsessed with her scars the way Midas does.  She decided to turn on Midas and saves Stark.  While she likes Stark she leaves him because she doesn't want to burden him with her criminal past.  She returns into Stark's life beneath the name of Krissy Longfellow.  They begin a short but happy relationship.  Count Nefaria reemerges however.  He tells his daughter that he is dieing due to attempts to gain super powers.  She tries to help him but in a conflict with him and Stark she is unable to choose between her father and her lover.  In the end her father dies, and she becomes insane over guilt.

She rejoins the Maggia as the leader, now calling herself the Director.

As the leader of the Maggia she becomes known for creating biological / robotic doubles of herself.  One of these doubles even ends up joining the Avengers for a time.  This Masque tells her that the Avengers are good.  In a battle between the Avengers and resurrected Count Nefaria the double Masque is killed.  Madame Masque sees that her father is happy with what he believes is her death.  She is offered membership into the Thunderbolts but refuses.   She leaves to carve out her own path.

She joins forces with the Hood, and Norman Osborn in the Fear It Self stories.  The Hood manages to heal her face, however she still wears the mask out habit, and psychological issues.


No real powers

Has great martial, organization, leadership, and espionage skills
Skilled marksman.

Some scientific skills including robotics

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Madame Mask is set to appear on Season 2 of Agent Carter. She will be played by actress, Wynn Everett

EPs Tara Butters revealed the shows classic Hollywood take on Madame Mask;
 "Whitney Frost is a character with a storied history in the Marvel comics, and we’re excited to get the opportunity to introduce her to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,... Inspired by Hollywood icons like Hedy Lamarr and Lauren Bacall, we knew we needed an actor who was classically glamorous and fiercely intelligent. Wynn is both, and we’re thrilled to watch her bring this formidable character to life."

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Deadpool 2nd Time Review by Sir Kent Said!

Because one review is sometimes just not enough! Kent went back to the theater to see Deadpool again and review it again!  What did he feel about the film on the 2nd showing?

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As I sit in theater, spine twisted like a pretzel and just a mere pint and shot to try and ease the pain I have been in since Wednesday, I started to think to myself, “When was the last time I paid to see a movie twice?” The only time in recent history I could think of was THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003). That was the last time I thought a movie was so kick-ass that I paid my own money to see it twice! After talking to TOY LAB and MISS ELLYS, I started to wonder what about DEADPOOL made it worth such a reinvestment? I think its probably because the backstory and eventual victory, is kinda like a ROCKY movie. 

If I mention some stuff you may already know,well F-Beep you, I'm writing this! Ryan Reynolds, who IS an actual fan of Deadpool (Which helps BIG TIME) has been trying to get this movie green lit for over 11 years. The biggest obstacle was that NOBODY in the movie industry really knew who Deadpool was. They were more than happy to take a chance on Ang Lee directing that sand-paper-condom-f-Beep-fest known as THE HULK. Which, I think we all remember what a dumpster fire that turned out to be. 

Did Ang Lee advise on this last Fantastic Four? Anybody know? Studios lacked the faith to take a chance by a studio on a new or not popular character. So, fanboy that he is, Reynolds toiled along. Until FOX Studios gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. 

They told him that if he agreed to play Deadpool, the way THEY wanted him to in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, then they would CONSIDER doing something with this whole Deadpool idea of his. In truth, it was tad amount like f-Beep'in’ blackmail but, Reynolds believed in it so much that, he went along with it. The rest is “Good start, what the f-Beep did you have in that crack pipe when you came up with that ending?!?!” So, Reynolds started to pressure FOX on their promise, which turned into one cock-block after another. First, they didn't have a director. So, Reynolds hooked up with little known director Tim Miller. 

Who, as luck would have it, was a fanboy of Deadpool as well. Then there was “Well, your going to have to have a team of writers on this.” So, they got Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefield. The next and probably biggest nut-punch of all from FOX was actually not DIRECTLY their fault. It was the by-product of a big screen image that Marvel and lately Disney had grown. Superhero movies had a certain “Curb Appeal” a certain way they were supposed to look or sound. THIS, by FAR was the biggest double-tap-to-the-back-of-the-head of Deadpool! He simply DID NOT have such appeal! He wasn't shiny or valued or had some defining moral compass. 

He is a f-Beep'in’ hot mess! He is insane (Which normal people get.) potty-mouthed, sexually deviant and a host of other sh-Beep that FOX and EVERYBODY avoided like a f-Beep'in’ STD! He really didn't have a recurring arch-rival. He basically thrust himself into others situations and he had this whole “I know I'm in a comic book” fourth-wall shattering thing! So, FOX tried REPEATEDLY to kill Deadpool! However, much like in the comics, he just kept coming back to life. 

Until finally, I'm still not sure why, FOX agreed to do some test footage. Test footage that was somehow leaked online…? We still don't know by who but, it could have only been one of three people. So, the public outcry for Deadpool was so great and after a sh-Beep-tastic Fantastic Four, FOX not only finally green lit the movie but, gave it the R rating it so desperately deserved. Bully for you FOX!

I will caution you. Just because the R rating worked well with Deadpool, that DOES NOT mean it will work with ALL of your Superhero movies. I mean, you could definitely get away with an R rated Wolverine. However, don't think that just because you slap an R on it, people are going to go see the next Fantastic Four movie you make (C’MON MAN! Sell that shit back to Marvel, already!) So, I would have a long, hard look at the future projects you may be considering to rate R. So, in closing, YES. That is why I went to go see Deadpool again. Have you? If so, why?


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Before I start my review, let me just say this. If you are a parent and you took your child to see THIS MOVIE you are a SHIT-TASTIC parent and C.P.S. (Child Protective Services) should come and take your kids away! There was this f Beep-tard of a woman who had two kids, that couldn't have been older than 13, in the theater last night to see Deadpool...DEADPOOL! BITCH you stupid! I can tell you right now, in a few years when I have to empty a magazine into their asses for breaking into my house, that sh-Beep is on YOU! NOW I can get to my review.

Once in a while, an actor comes along that is just DESTINED for a role. Clint Eastwood for like every cowboy movie EVER. Robert Deniro for Raging Bull and we can now add Ryan Reynolds to that list for his role as the merc’ with a mouth Deadpool. As you all know, I try to write what I disliked about the movie first. I can safely say, I COULD FIND NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS MOVIE!

From the opening credits, to the action scenes, to the romance, to the murder and even to the strap-on sex (YUP! THAT happened) the direction and flow of the movie was sublime! I am finding it hard to write a review about a movie that EVERYBODY knows about WITHOUT giving away too much (Except for that strap-on sex part. I mean C’MON! Those kids had a LOT of questions for that mother afterwards, you know?) I found myself laughing throughout the entire movie and never once looked at my smartwatch. 

Going into the movie, I had concerns on how much time they would dedicate to the backstory of Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) prior to his becoming Deadpool. I was concerned that with a running time of about an hour and 50 mintes, that part of the story would be lost among all the action and profanity. Let me say that, he weaved a tapestry of profanity that even Samuel L. Jackson would have said “DAYUM, muthuF-Beep-a! Yo’ ass better chill!” However, director Tim Miller (Scott Pilgram saves the world) found the perfect balance between the action, jokes, romance and brutality to fill in the gaps for someone who may not have been up to speed on the backstory of Deadpoll. I think FOX was DESPERATE to do this one right.

After that dumpster fire of a Fantastic Four movie and public outcry over them considering making this a PG-13 movie (Are you f-BEEP'in’ serious, FOX?!?!) They really let go and let the director, fans and the actors do what they do. I don't know if this will be a spoiler but, I'm going to say it anyway. Morena Baccarin plays Vanessa, the love interest of Wade Wilson and Deadpool. Juliet to his very f-BEEP'ed up Romeo. Many of you may remember her from FIREFLY. Good news YOU GET TO SEE HER TITTIES! Let me tell you, them’s some pretty ass titties!

We very nearly got to see Gina Carano’s (Angel Dust) firm fun bags but, they were blocked by Colossus’s giant, cock-blocking hand! I thought the addition of Colossus (Voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and 
Negosonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hilderbrand) was a good choice and was comical because they are such polar opposites. Colossus spent the entire movie trying to get Deadpool to do whats right and join the X-Men. While Negosonic pretty much acted like any teenage girl with the “Whatever’s” and the evil eyes and silence. I found the fight scene between Angel Dust and Colossus to be interesting because I had no idea that she could last so long, much less stand toe-to-toe with Colossus.

Ed Skrein (The Sweeny) played the protagonist and jailer Ajax beautifully and was easy to hate without being cheesy or over the top. Ajax was in charge of the black site human experimentation lab that was a splinter of the Canadian government' Weapon X program. They were trying to create another version of Wolverine off book and basically lied to people to get them to submit to illegal experimentation. Wilson/Deadpool voulnteered after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and approched by a recruiter for the department (Jeb Rees). During his time there, in order to ignite, what they HOPED would be a mutant gene, Wilson was subjected to drugs and torture. 

He earned the anger of Ajax because at some point, Wilson finds out what his REAL name is and says it loud enough for the other patients to hear. This enrages Ajax who thinks his authority is being undermined. In one final act of cruelty, Ajax subjects Wilson to a torture that does ignite his mutant gene but also, scars the skin all over his body. Thus, Deadpool is born. In closing, I don't think I can tell you what you don't already know about Deadpool.

What I can tell you that this is the BEST adaptation of a Marvel character EVER!!! F-Beep the Avengers, F-Beep Iron Man, F-Beep Mother F-Beeping Captain America! The only one that even comes close is Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones! Maybe because they seem to focus more on an adult edge. Maybe because they are just more gritty and honest. Or maybe its because they don't try to cater to everybody. If you are not a fan, if you are not a person who enjoys REAL humor, if you are a kid, this movie ain't for you! For everybody else, GO SEE IT!

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