Entertainment has announced the release date for Hit Monkey. The series will begin streaming on Hulu starting November 17th, 2021.
The series follows a Japanese snow macaque after a hitman named Bryce is killed. Bryce's spirit guides the titular simian in seeking vengeance. Writer and producer Josh Gordon said of the character, "He's a character who is violent and temper amental but also deeply wounded and innocent." Bryce will be voiced by Jason Sudeikis, known for his work in Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers, and Ted Lasso.
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Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the premieres of Spider-Man and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. This marked the first time that a single Marvel character appeared on two separate animated series at the same time.
Both series would follow the famed webhead Spider-Man on his adventures. The solo series focused on his individual stories and would have him team up with various heroes including Captain America and Medusa. The team series had him teamed up with Firestar and Iceman as part of the Spider-Friends. Both men had a crush on their female teammate but neither got to date her. They too would team up with various other heroes including Iron Man and the X-Men.
The solo series lasted until March 6th, 1982 with just a single season wi…
In the United States of America, today is Patriot Day honoring the three-thousand people killed during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. On that morning, members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization hijacked four passenger airliners. Two were flown into each of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing their collapse. One was flown into the Pentagon causing massive damage. Another crashed in Pennsylvania on its way to Washington D.C., presumably brought down by the passengers taking control from the hijackers. It was the single deadliest terrorist act ever and the most significant loss of life for American firefighters and peace officers.
Terrorists had previously tried to destroy the World Trade Cent…
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Band of Brothers. The ten episode miniseries follows 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, also known as "Easy" Company, through their actions in World War II from training through the defeat of Germany.
The series is based on the 1992 non-fiction series by historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Following the success of the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks acquired the rights and used their film as the template for the show. The production team did extensive research into the period for historical accuracy, including interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company. The interviews were then incorporated into …
Today is the fifty-fifth anniversary of the premiere episode of Star Trek. The series follows the crew of the starship Enterprise as they explore strange new worlds seeking out new life forms and new civilizations boldly going where no man has gone before.
The series was the brainchild of Gene Roddenberry, who characterized the series as "Wagon Train to the stars." He wanted to combine the storytelling style of western shows from the 1950s and '60s with the visual style of science fiction films such as Forbidden Planet. Thanks to a partnership with television icon Lucille Ball, Roddenberry was able to develop a pilot for the series. However, the episode did not impress television executives. But, in an unprecedented move, a second pilot was ord…
In the United States of America, today is Labor Day, a day to celebrate the contributions of hard workers by honoring the American labor movement. The day began in the late nineteenth century as trade and union labor movements began to grow with unionists proposing the day. It was first organized in New York City with a parade while Oregon was the first state to make it a public holiday. It eventually became a federal holiday in 1894. Since then, numerous other countries have followed suit celebrating their own Labor/Labour Day. The day also marks the symbolic end of Summer and beginning of Fall.
Today would have been the seventy-fifth birthday of singer and composer Freddie Mercury. He was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th, 1946 in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents. He attended boarding schools in India. In 1964, his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution moving to England where he then studied written music.
In 1970 he formed the band Queen with guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bassist John Deacon while he changed his name to Freddie Mercury. They wrote hit rocks songs including Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love among numerous others. His stage performances were noted for his interaction with the audience. He became known for his …
Today is the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film is the twenty-fifth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second of Phase Four. The story follows the superhero Shang-Chi as he tries to escape his father's criminal organization.
Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin are credited for their creation of characters. Kevin Feige served as producer. It features the talents of Benedict Wong as Wong, Dee Bradley Baker as the voice of Morris, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner.
Today is the release of Worth. Based in true events, the film follows those responsible for properly dividing government funds to the families and survivors following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The film features the talents of Stanley Tucci as community organizer and widow Charles Wolf.
Today marks the eighty-second birthday of actress Lily Tomlin. Born Mary Jean Tomlin in 1939, Lily is known as a prolific actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. She rose to fame as a cast member on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Her first film role, as Linnea Reese in Nashville, garnered her numerous award nominations including a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has appeared in films like 9 to 5, All of Me, Flirting with Disaster, and I Heart Huckabees. Her television roles include staring on Murphy Brown, The West Wing, and Grace and Frankie. She has lent her voice to Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus franchise. She is known to Marvel fans as the voice of Aunt May Parker in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Int…