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Looking Glass #53 - "What You Gon Do For This 40 Ball May?

X, Ken, Jason and Darius react to #D23 news, updates on Spider-Man, and review the best comics of 2019

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Topics:
Death of the Family movie?
Tom Holland's Uncharted loses director
Ezra Miller staying on as Flash
Falcon & Winter Soldier
Marvel Avengers Gameplay
The Mandolorian trailer
DC Comics
Doctor Light coming to Titans S2
Nathan Fillion cast in The Suicide Squad
Marvel Comics
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur animated series coming to Disney Channel
Marvel What-IF
Wyatt Russell cast as USAgent in Falcon & Winter Soldier
WandaVision
She-Hulk
Ms. Marvel
Moon Knight
Black Panther 2
Kit Harrington cast as Black Knight in Eternals
Spider-Man updates

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Looking Glass #33: "Gospel according to Church"

X, Church, and Ash speculate on the Future of the MCU as Disney officially acquires Fox, the return of Dragon Ball Super, Star Wars news, C2E2 coverage, and more!

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Topics:
The Suicide Squad
My Hero Academia
GOTG Vol. 3
Dragon Ball Super
Transformers
Star Wars
Deadly Class
Titans
DC Comics
New Gods
The Batman
X-Men
Black Widow
Endgame
Disney/Fox

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The Looking Glass #17 - "Disnease"
The Looking Glass - Wolverine a musty snow monkey
What we want to see in the MCU after the Disney-Fox merger
by Darius Gordon

by Darius Gordon

It's finally official: the Disney-21st Century Fox merger has been approved by shareholders and is looking to take effect mid-2019. Before we dive into what this means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let's start off with a brief history of how so many Marvel characters ended up at different studios.

Back in 1996, Marvel Studios sold some of their heavy-hitting properties to Sony and Fox. Spider-Man went to Sony, while the likes of X-Men and Fantastic Four went to Fox, who has held onto their properties and made off with an 18-year string of superhero movies with relatively high box office numbers.

Then came the behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU started in 2008 with Iron Man and little post-credit scenes connect our favorite heroes leading up to 2012's Avengers; the movie that had every other studio shook. Marvel came back and came through to dominate in shared universes and comic book movies. The MCU is undoubtedly the sole reason why every major studio is working towards having its own shared universe.

Now that we'll be seeing just about all of the Marvel Comics characters under the MCU, let's talk about what we're looking forward to from this deal. Let's chat.

A Fantastic Four movie that doesn't suck

via 20th Century Fox

via 20th Century Fox

We're towards the end of phase 3 in the MCU, which will end with Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War. With Phase 4 on the horizon, OG characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are being ushered out and newcomers like Black Panther, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy are taking over.

Marvel's first family is the perfect leeway into the Fox-Disney merger.

The Fantastic Four have suffered from three not-so-great movies, with the most recent being Josh Trank's 2015 Fantastic 4 reboot, which goes down for being one of the worst adaptations of all time. The Fantastic Four can seamlessly enter the MCU with no previous explanation needed. Their PG-13 and family dynamic fits right in with the joke-heavy and happy-go-lucky formula that's worked so well in the MCU. With Tony Stark soon to be stepping down (or dying, yikes) this sets up the perfect opportunity for another genius like Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) to step up as the MCU's resident genius. I expect to see them at the tail end of phase 4.

X-Men

via 20th Century Fox

via 20th Century Fox

If you know me, then you know that I am secretly a mutant waiting on Professor X to send the jet and officially make me a member of the X-Men. In other words, I am a true X-Men stan and for the most part I love what Fox has done with my all-time favorite superheroes.

That said, this is what EYE want to happen.

Dark Phoenix and New Mutants are both essentially done filming and in the final stages of post-production. IMAX confirmed that both films are slated for their 2019 release with their earnings report.

There are a number of ways Marvel could integrate the concept of mutants into the MCU. I personally would love to see the X-Men be one of the consequences of the Avengers altering time/universes to defeat Thanos. Or, after Dark Phoenix and New Mutants debut next year they could scrap the X-Men altogether, and well, I will still be there opening night. I expect to see the X-Men in the MCU in 2020, apart of the end of Phase 4 or beginning of Phase 5 at the soonest.

via Marvel Comics

via Marvel Comics

With the X-Men integration, one of the most obvious comic book story lines to follow would be 2012's crossover event of Avengers vs X-Men.

The story follows the aftermath of yet another Phoenix Force phenomenon that leads Scarlet Witch to wipe out mutants as a whole during battle with the exception of the X-Men. Knowing the MCU, this would be an event that the studio would lead up to with the likes of post-credit scenes like we got with Avengers.

That said the X-Men would have to already exist in this world. I can see this being at the tail-end of Phase 5 or beginning of Phase 6. I AM READY. 

Let Deadpool be Deadpool

via 20th Century Fox

via 20th Century Fox

Literally change nothing. This is the perfect set-up for the type of character that Deadpool is. Known for hilariously breaking the fourth wall. This merger is a gold mine of material for everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth.

Coincidentally, the four-year anniversary of the leaked animated footage of Deadpool that peaked fans' interest and fast tracked the movie into production was this past week!

Keep him rated R, and allow Ryan Reynolds’s Wade Wilson to pop in and out of ensemble movies as he pleases while his solo movies remain in their own bubble of a universe. It's working for Fox, and this character is a fan favorite that the happy-go-lucky MCU does not need to alter.

Tell me, what do you guys want to see in the MCU? Are we here for this deal or nah?

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Random Acts of Podcast Ep. 178: Gone to the Moon


On this episode of RAOP we get high as hell and chop it up about domestic violence (or at least try to), Disney Channel movies, the oversaturation of brackets, making a Top 5 Podcast list and a ton more other topics. Also we answer questions from the listeners. Remember to send in your listener questions, #TheyNeedTheirAssBeat or #RealNiggaOfTheWeek submissions, email us at MAIL@RAOPodcast.com or call 424-260-RAOP to leave a voicemail.

For the Culture: ranking the best Disney Channel original movies of all time

If you read the title of this article and didn't immediately sing, "let's watch. A Disney channel mooooovie. Let's watch. Adisneychannelmovie!" leave now. This not for you.

If you weren't switching in between channels 54, 55, 56, this is most definitely not for you homie.

Below we've ranked have fifteen of the best DCOMs of all time. We'll start from decent to the absolute best DCOM of all time. Narrowing this list down to just 15 was already a struggle; the lil nigga just hit the mid-air splits, the theme song is poppin', it's time for a Disney Channel Movie.

Disney

Disney

15. Halloweentown

Release Date: October 17, 1998
Starring: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Joey Zimmerman, Emily Roeske & Judith Hoag


Verdict: Let's gone head and get this out the way now, this movie is overrated y'all. Dubbed a classic by the masses amongst my generation, it ultimately falls flat upon rewatch. But, because y'all love this dusty ass movie, be happy it made it THIS far.

14. Jett Jackson: The Movie

Release Date: June 8, 2001
Starring: Lee Thompson Young, Linda Booth, Kerry Duff & Ryan Dowell Baum


Verdict: RIP to that boy Lee Thompson Young 🙏🏾 The film follows sixteen-year-old Jett Jackson and his role as TV action hero, Silverstone. It's a fun watch that still holds up and really highlights Young's acting skills early on.

Disney

Disney

13. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Release Date: January 23, 1999
Starring: Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné, Lauren Maltby, Holly Fulger, & Phillip Rhys.


Verdict: A classic indeed and still pretty enjoyable, albeit annoying at times. The plot isn't that solid and I mean, 2049 is 31 years from now, y'all really think we finna be living on space by then? Nonetheless, the movie produced two decent sequels, starred Raven-Symoné before she disowned us, and movie gave us the HIT that is Supernova Girl. Remember that song?

12. The Proud Family Movie

Release Date: August 19, 2005
Starring: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Orlando Brown & Omarion


Verdict: A good ass Disney movie if we're being honest and an instant classic for the culture. The Proud Family is arguably one of Disney's best original TV shows and the movie, which serves as the series finale, neatly ties the bow on a childhood classic. Oh, and who can forget the iconic dance battle scene?

11. Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama

Release Date: April 8, 2005
Starring: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, TahjMowry, John DiMaggio, Nicole Sullivan & Nancy Cartwright


Verdict: Yo, go back and watch this movie y'all, it's lit as hell. Dr. Drakken actually has a solid plan and is actually menacing for the first time. We see Kim Possible in a real threat and complex love triangle with the homie, Ron & new dude Eric who (plot twist) is one of the bad guys! Ron finally gets the girl and our girl Kim ends up saving the day, duh. Instantly a classic and one of Disney's last great-animated shows.

Disney

Disney

10. Up, Up, and Away

Release Date: January 22, 2000
Starring: Michael J. Pagan, Robert Townsend, Alex Datcher, Sherman Hemsley & Kasan Butcher


Verdict: A big moment for a young black superhero geek such as myself back in 2000. This is one of the first times we get a black lead in a DCOM (right behind Don't Look Under the Bed). Instantly gottaput it in the top 10 off the strength of that, and the movie has a solid plot, decent villain and good acting on all parts. 10 is a pretty solid position for a movie where all the main characters share the same weakness, fucking aluminum foil bro? Black people love aluminum foil!

Disney

Disney

9. Cadet Kelly

Release Date: March 8, 2002
Starring: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole, Andrea Lewis & Shawn Ashmore
 

Verdict: Definitely worthy of a top ten spot. Cadet Kelly gave us character development, good acting from Hilary Duff & Christy Carlson Romano, comedy and that relatable feeling of starting a new school for the first time. We also gotta give Hilary a W since The Lizzie McGuire Movie technically doesn't count as a DCOM, which is a shame.

8. The Even Stevens Movie

Release Date: June 13, 2003
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Margo Harshman, Nick Spano, Tom Virtue, Donna Pescow & Steven Anthony Lawrence


Verdict: The Even Stevens Movie serves as a series finale to another Disney Channel classic. Shoutout to Christy Carlson Romano making her third appearance on the list already! The movie gave us the goofiness that we loved from the show along with tying up loose ends. Defnitely a top ten DCOM.

Disney

Disney

7. Get a Clue

Release Date: June 2, 2002
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Brenda Song, Bug Hall, Ian Gomez, & Ali Mukaddam


Verdict: Man I love a good who-done-it mystery movie & Get a Clue delivers on all parts. Lindsay Lohan was always a great actress before anything and she holds her own here alongside Suite Life of Zack & Cody's Brenda Song. The story is pretty good and keeps you on your toes as the mystery continues to unravel. Not only is this a great DCOM, but its a good movie all in all and is 2000's af.

Disney

Disney

6. Brink!

Release Date: August 29, 1998
Starring: Erik von Detten, Christina Vidal, Patrick Levis & Asher Gold


Verdict: I can hear the masses yelling: "Brink! shoul dbe in the top five!". Shut up. This is the third DCOM and let's keep it real, after seeing this you were begging your OG to get you a pair of roller-blades so that you too could be a soul-skater. We get a solid lesson on friendship and all-in-all keeping it real with yo Day 1's, at least that's what I took away from it. This is also the first time we meet Christina Vidal's fine ass that went on to star in Freaky Friday and starred as the titular character in Nickelodeon's Taina.

Disney

Disney

5. The Color of Friendship

Release Date: February 5, 2000
Starring: Shadia Simmons, Lindsey Haun, Travis Davis, Penny Johnson & Carl Lumbly


Verdict: Top 5, top 5, top 5 *Drizzy voice*.  This movie honestly may be the sole reason why I can tolerate caucasians as well as I can now, no joke. Premiering in Black History Month of 2000, The Color of Friendship wasn't afraid to tackle some heavy material like foreign affairs, racism & oppression. After a rewatch, this still is one of the best DCOM we've seen to this day. I loved the idea of using a white South-African woman as a parallel to a black African-American one. Honestly, this movie could've debuted in theaters and made a killing for Disney.

Disney

Disney

4. Smart House

Release Date: June 26, 1999
Starring: Ryan Merriman, Katey Sagal, Kevin Kilner, Katie Volding & Jessica Steen


Verdict: G this house was raw as hell! The whole time I was watching this movie, I just kept thinking of how lit a mid-2000's juke party would've been in that mf. That is until Katey Segal (Peggy from Married... with Children) crazy ass became the house personified and wanted to become a wife/mother to the kids and their dad. Smart House is by far the most fun you're ever gonna get watching a DCOM. I definitely recommend a rewatch like, right now.

Disney

Disney

3. High School Musical

Release Date: January 20, 2006
Starring: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu & Monique Coleman


Verdict: G... getcha head in the game, you gottagetchagetchagetchagetcha head in the game! That's really all I have to say. High School Musical gave us CUTS, Vanessa Hudgens who was a certified snack back then and ZacEfron who still has a pretty solid acting career. This was definitely one of those DCOM that I didn't want to admit to watching, but c'mon, a classic is a classic. This is one of the few DCOM that had a decent ass trilogy with the third film hitting the big screen; an impressive feat that no other DCOM has accomplished. Go back and play the soundtrack, you're welcome.

2. The Cheetah Girls

Release Date: August 15, 2003
Starring: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, Kiely Williams.


Verdict: Yo, let's not even flex and say this wasn't one of the greatest movies of our young lives. For the ladies, they had a plethora of HITS to sing at their slumber parties; and for the fellas, I mean we had a fake 3LW reunion alongside Raven-Symoné singing and dancing looking like snacks. This movie actually still holds up in terms of acting, plot and of course the soundtrack. Bro, the soundtrack literally went double platinum. Gone head and bump that feminist-bop Cinderella and report back with a status update.

Disney

Disney

1. Don't Look Under the Bed

Release Date: October 9, 1999
Starring: Erin Chambers, Eric "Ty" Hodges II, Steve Valentine & Jake Sakson


Verdict: The creme de la creme of Disney Channel Original Movies, Don't Look Under the Bed. I mean this movie was lowkey scary, great acting on all parts, and a good ass plot twist.


 

Honorable Mentions

As much as I'd love to keep this list going, I had a few films that ALMOST made the cut, check em out below.

1. Under Wraps
2. Johnny Tsunami
3. Tru Confessions
4. The Ultimate Christmas Present
5. Stuck in the Suburbs
6. Phantom of the Megaplex