Disney+, the upcoming streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, is one of the most anticipated things in entertainment this year. Will you be subscribing when it launches on November 12th? If you weren't already planning to, some of the announcements from D23 today might convince you:
The Mandalorian trailer...and Ming-Na Wen joins the cast
If you're anything like me, you tend to get a little lazy on a work night when it comes to picking what to watch. You get home from work and plan to get some chores done and watch the latest summer drama, but instead end up in your sweatpants watching a marathon of Real Housewives. To give you a little help, here are some of the newer shows and TV movies I've watched lately:
Available on: Amazon Prime Video
Official Summary: This fantasy series sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo. The two have become overly fond of life on Earth, and they are forced into forming an alliance in an attempt to stop the approaching Armageddon. To do that, they have to find the missing Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy who is unaware that he is meant to bring the end of days upon humanity. Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm star in the series, which is based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Starring: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm and Frances McDormand.
Number of Episodes: Six
It's been a pretty stressful couple weeks at work and in life, so I did the only logical thing when I arrived home this weekend. I poured myself a glass of wine and watched the entire Descendants trilogy. It took until now for me to prepare emotionally for seeing Cameron Boyce on screen after his passing, but I quickly was wrapped up in the joy and enthusiasm he brought to the role. The movies are cheesy and fun and everything you want from a Disney Channel movie. If you're looking for a break from the real world like I was, enjoy my top five favorite songs from the three Descendants films below (along with Disney Channel's tribute to Cameron) and share your favorite song in the comments:
5. "You and Me"
Hey everyone! Sorry we haven’t been able to get it together to record lately, but we wanted you to know the winner of this year’s ship bracket is...
Update: Comments now moderated. Have fun. BE NICE. Discussions on how to streamline the Bracket or cancel next year currently ongoing. If you know of any other polling companies besides CrowdSignal, please let us know.
It's time! Please find the champion and third place polls for the Ship Bracket below. Polls close on May 3rd at 12:00PM. As always, results will be hidden for the final 24 hours and the winner will be announced on the podcast. The results will be unhidden a week after the podcast is posted.
Some admin news at the top: tomorrow the final championship round of the Ship Bracket begins at 5PM PST! The third place poll will be running alongside.
In other news, I saw Endgame on Friday. I've been having some difficulties working through my opinions and emotions concerning THAT ending. Whenever I try to put together a spoiler free review of the movie, I'm unable to do so. I'll have a bigger article addressing the whole movie this week once I figure out how I feel. I hope you all get a chance to go and see the movie in the meantime. No matter how you feel about the movie when you leave, I think we can all agree it's a cultural moment we're unlikely to experience again. I was definitely riveted the entire three hours.
See you all tomorrow!
First, congratulations to our Final Four! I’m very curious how this round turns out. And a special shout out to my beloved Stucky (see website header), for getting the second most votes of any ship in any round!
Due to the fact that I know there are a lot of people taking part in fandom related activities the next few weeks, please see the schedules of the next two rounds below:
Final Four: April 16 5:00PM PST to April 19 12:00PM PST
Championship: April 30 5:00PM PST to May 3 12:00PM PST
UPDATE: Hi everyone! Thanks for letting me know the issues with voting multiple times right now, which is appearing across all four polls. I'm working to get it fixed right now, but to make it up to everyone the polls will be extended to 12PM PST on Friday.
UPDATE: Comments now being moderated and those with inappropriate language being deleted. Comments will be moderated in all future rounds.
It’s time for the Elite Eight everyone! Polls run through 12PM PST on Thursday. As always, we will alert you to any technical difficulties. Comments are not moderated for now, but that will change if people begin to attack each other. Stay clean and HAVE FUN!
Congratulations to all the ships who have made it to the Sweet Sixteen and thus qualified for next year’s bracket! Please find all polls behind the “Read More.”
UPDATE: Comments now being moderated. If there are truly any glitches in the polls that the system notifies us of, I will let you know in this space. Feel free to still post constructive feedback or to fan out. Remember, this is supposed to be FUN.
UPDATE: We never saw any issues with polls freezing on our end. Please remember the system does remember your previous votes even if you take breaks between sets of 25. It could lock you out without warning for hours and not include a message saying your vote has already been counted. It will also recognize your internet connection if you switch devices. I did extend the polling time nearly an hour as several people appeared to have this problem, but please please remember I will always post about the problem with a solution if the poll does freeze on our end.