People love collecting Funko merchandise such as the fun vinyl Pop! figures. Many of these fun merchandise options are revealed at conventions. The problem is that many of the conventions for the year have been canceled in the wake of COVID-19. So, what’s Funko doing? Holding their very own virtual convention. Being called Funko’s WonderCon Anaheim | Funko Virtual Con, the convention will feature many activities and announcements being featured on the Virtual Con page.
Virtual Con is live today and will run through April 12. WonderCon Anaheim exclusive merchandise will be available on Funko starting at 10 AM PST on April 9 and then retail partners will be selling them starting April 10 at 12:01 AM PST.
Google Stadia is Google’s cloud streaming gaming platform that released at the end of 2019. It promises smooth gameplay for dozens of games including popular titles like Destiny 2, DOOM Eternal, Borderlands 3, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Mortal Kombat 11 to name a few. Well, the free version of Stadia isn’t out yet, and it won’t give you free games at all, it’ll just let you buy games for Stadia along with other limitations. However, Stadia Pro is available for $9.99 a month with access to certain titles in the library including Destiny 2. This Pro version is currently available for free.
Google has decided that until the end of today, people can sign up for a 2-month trial of Stadia Pro. You can opt out at any time, so be sure to set reminders unless you love the system, in which case, good for you. I know a lot of people have been curious as to how good Stadia is, and this is the perfect time to give it a chance. All you need is a Chrome browser or the Stadia app (available on Android and iOS) and you’re good to go.
I will say, I tried it a little this morning, and it was flawless. I was running through Destiny 2 with no problems. Load times were nonexistent, and the game looked great. One real quick thing to note though is that Google is going to be reducing the default screen resolution from 4K to 1080p temporarily in order to accommodate what they anticipate to be a much higher player base.
With increased demand due to more people at home during this time, we’re taking a responsible approach to internet traffic. For Stadia, we’ve always adjusted bandwidth use based on a variety of in-home and local internet factors. To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p. The vast majority of people on a desktop or laptop won’t notice a significant drop in gameplay quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app.
Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard to Star in When You Finish Saving the World
Deadline is reporting that Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice, Far from Heaven, The Kids Are All Right) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) are set to star in the comedy-drama When You Finish Saving the World, written and directed by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, The Double, The Squid and the Whale) in his feature directorial debut, with Oscar winner Emma Stone (La La Land, The Favourite, Birdman) attached to produce.
When You Finish Saving the World is inspired by Eisenberg’s upcoming Audible Original of the same name that will debut this year. Plot details for the film are being kept under wraps, but the film will have a slightly different focus than the audiobook, which has been scripted by star Eisenberg.
Set over three decades, the six-part audio show will follow three members of a family: Nathan, a father learning to connect with his newborn son; Rachel, a young college student seeking to find her place in a relationship and in life; and Ziggy, a teenager hoping to figure out where he came from, and where he’s headed. Wolfhard will also voice the show and Kaitlyn Dever is in talks to join.
I love stop motion animation and Star Wars. That’s why I got excited to see Making Things with Cameras’ new video. The video is called “Duel of the Dyad” and is a stop-motion version of the duel between Rey and Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s pretty awesome to watch and deserves a couple minutes of your attention.
SNL Producing Original Content Remotely for a New Episode this Saturday
According to Collider, Saturday Night Live is set to return this weekend with original content. Segments will reportedly be produced remotely and it’s likely the one-off will be taped for broadcast instead of airing live.
The outlet shared NBC’s promise that there will be sketch material from other cast members, but nothing has yet been announced regarding who will be making appearances.
The episode will air in its usual time slot, this time without a host. Saturday Night Live is not returning to its normal schedule at the moment as this weekend’s show “is being considered a one-off” as the industry deals with the current shut down due to the global pandemic.
Before the shutdown, John Krasinski was slated to host the Lorne Michael’s award-winning late-night comedy showcase on March 28 with Dua Lipa scheduled as the musical guest. The one-off episode this weekend is expected to take aim at social distancing and Netflix’s Tiger King, especially since SNL’s Kate McKinnon is already set to play Tiger King’s Carole Baskin in an upcoming television series.
ComingSoon.net recommends all readers comply with CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time.
I don’t know about you, but since I’ve been in self-quarantine, I’ve been watching all kinds of old movies and TV shows. I’m always looking for something new to watch to keep myself entertained. Lots of talented individuals out there are making an effort to keep people entertained, and now, Elvira is starting to recommend movies on Twitter.
She recently shared a video recommending her first two films, which includes Misery and Night of the Living Dead. She also reminded fans that this is a good opportunity to revisit her feature-film debut with 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. She said:
“I’m here to give you some suggestions about what to do when you’re sitting at home, bored out of your mind, and you need something to do. My suggestions are to watch some old, classic horror movies. And these first two come under the heading ‘It Could Be Worse.’ First one is the fabulous movie from the Stephen King novel Misery. I love this movie so much. Just think about it: you’re trapped at home with one other person, in a cabin, at least you don’t have a crazy lady there with a sledgehammer, right? Or, I’m assuming you don’t. I’m hoping. The other one is the George Romero classic Night of the Living Dead. I love this movie. It is a great movie. You’ve got seven people this time trapped in a house together and not only do they really start butting up against each other, but they’ve got flesh-eating corpses outside trying to get in, so it could be worse, right?
“The third movie does not come under that heading. The third movie is Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and it’s just good for a laugh. I’m not pitching this because I get any money, because, believe me, I don’t, not a cent. It’s just a damn funny movie. I’ve watched it one billion times and I still laugh. I love that movie.”
Misery and Night of the Living Dead are both great movies! Misery just popped up on Hulu, and I plan on watching that later tonight. As for Night of the Living Dead, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that movie, and it’s time that I do revisit it.