With reports surfacing that LeBron James will be taking his talents to Hollywood after apparently reaching a deal with Warner Bros., speculation is on the rise that the 1996 film Space Jam, which starred the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan as well other NBA greats, will get a reboot with James in the lead role. LeBron has been getting good reviews in his acting debut while playing a fictionalized version of himself in the summer comedy hit, Trainwreck, currently playing in theaters around the nation. With fans across the country looking for answers, the best and newest online source for unbiased gambling reviews, OnlineGambling.lv (www.onlinegambling.lv) posted odds on what to expect after the news broke of the LeBron James and Warner Bros. partnership!
“Whether they love him or hate him, LeBron James sparks interest from fans and those looking for him to fail alike,” stated OnlineGambling.lv spokesperson Allan Kingsley Jones. “Even news of a possible Space Jam reboot has sparked interest on our site. While taking his talents from city to city seems to be becoming a pattern for LeBron, it will remain to be seen whether he should keep them to the hardwood.”
Analysts at the Website OnlineGambling.lv posted the following odds on LeBron James and Warner Bros.:
Odds LeBron James stars in a Space Jam sequel: 5/2
Odds on the winner of a Space Jam game between The Monstars and Warner Brothers characters without James:
- Monstars: 1/9
- Warner Brothers characters: 9/1
Odds on the winner of a Space Jam game between the Monstars and Warner Brothers characters with James:
- Monstars: 1/1
- Warner Brothers characters: 1/1
Odds on which other NBA players would star in the sequel (replacing Charles Barkley, Sean Bradley, Muggsy Bogues, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Johnson):
- Dwayne Wade: 1/3
- Chris Paul: 2/3
- Carmelo Anthony: 2/3
- Kyrie Irving: 2/1
- Steph Curry: 2/1
- Kevin Durant: 2/1
- James Harden: 5/1
- Dwight Howard: 5/1
- Tim Duncan: 5/1
- Chris Bosh: 5/1
- Marc Gasol: 8/1
- DeAndre Jordan: 10/1
- Kawhi Leonard: 10/1
Odds on whose Space Jam team would win with all players in their prime:
- LeBron James (with Wade, Paul, Anthony, and Howard): 3/2
- Michael Jordan (with Barkley, Bradley, Bogues, Ewing, and Johnson): 2/3
Odds on Space Jam 3 ever being made: 5/1
Odds that Michael Jordan makes a cameo in a Space Jam sequel: 1/1
Odds on who would win a 1-on-1 game between LeBron James and Michael Jordan with both players in their prime:
- LeBron James: 3/2
- Michael Jordan: 2/3
Odds LeBron James ever wins an Oscar: 50/1
Odds LeBron James ever wins an Emmy: 25/1
Odds LeBron James retires from the NBA to focus on his movie career in the next five years: 10/1
No Question Mark Box Here; Super Mario Delivers a 1-Up in Theaters
If you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, or literally ANY decade after those, you know about Super Mario. A cultural phenomenon was brought to life on the big screen this last weekend. One that has not only stood the test of time but reinvented itself time and time again. This wasn’t even the first time it’s been made into a movie but, well, let’s be honest.. some of us choose not to acknowledge the LIVE action adaptation of the beloved game from 30 years ago.
It was pretty bad… But this was animation. ILLUMINATION animation at that. The Universal company that brought us Gru and his Minions, showed us the Secret Life of Pets, and gave us a reason to SING! Still, I had my reservations and even some concerns, especially when the casting was announced.
Eyebrows were raised. As big of stars as they were on paper, could they really deliver on voicing characters from a staple of our childhood? They did.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day may not be Italian, and Jack Black may not be a King or Turtle creature from the Mushroom Kingdom, but they make the characters their own all while paying homage to the lore of a video game.
From the jump, the story reintroduces us to the brothers that just want to save Brooklyn one clogged sink at a time. We feel an instant connection and relate to these “underdogs of the plumbing world”. The movie is riddled with easter eggs, each of which tugs on the heartstrings of every generation of Mario fandom. And the soundtrack was beautifully put together to not only make us feel like we’re taking a walkthrough of the game but like an experience all its own with some familiar favorites thrown in.
Every word in the movie is pure eye candy for both those that are casual fans, and those analyzing every frame to see what they’ll catch next. Bowser’s ship, the Mushroom Kingdom, Kong’s arena, and the Rainbow Road.. They’re all meant to give us just enough of a “new” look at these amazing worlds, but stay true to how we remember them.
The movie itself moves along at the perfect pace. Although, if you don’t really know ANYTHING about the Super Mario Bros, you may have gotten a little lost and felt left behind in the green tunnel. But that’s ok! It’s an adventure of the imagination and a classic story of a boy that meets a girl and tries to save the world from a monster that wants to destroy it.
What’s funny is that you could easily say this is a story about two characters who couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, battling to win the heart of a princess. Who would’ve thought that the King of the Koopas was just trying to impress his crush?
And that song? Ohhh THAT song! It’s my new ringtone and deserves the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Back to the movie.
Universal and Illumination clearly understood the assignment. Is it missing some things or could things have been done differently or even better? Absolutely! We’re the worst critics of the things we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts. But if you’re up for going on a 90-minute adventure through amazing worlds, with awesome music, and characters that’ll make you smile and laugh, then this is the perfect movie to spring you into that warm summer feeling.
Plus there’s the whole part with karts and shells, and banana peels and oh my goodness how amazing was that?? It’s enough to make you want to stand up and cheer, then go home and destroy your friends and family on your favorite track haha.
The bottom line, it pays homage in all the right ways to the little guy with the mustache, while giving us something new and exciting. Take the kids and go see Super Mario Bros. You’ll be glad you did!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023
Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Opening Act Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. on North 200A. Talent confirmed so far to participate in the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and longtime RWBY cast member Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle ( RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (Detective Now Dead) as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – along with Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as a cyborg. Also attending the panel will be producer/director Kerry Shawcross (series RWBY) and writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with the big screen debut from DC Animated Films: highlights this year include the world premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Part One the weekend of March 24-26 in Anaheim, California. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions with actors and creators. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham premieres at The Arena on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and the Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem Across the Multiverse).
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm