I have only ever been able to watch playoff baseball as an outsider. Sure, the Jays have won two World Series titles in my lifetime, but I was a young squirt when that happened. For the past 22 years, I have watched as an objective observer, never being able to invest myself emotionally into the game. Things have changed this year. So, my apologies to those that are now sick of me introducing two news round-ups with talk about sports. You just have to understand how I am feeling right now!

  • The weekend box office has betrayed big budget films in the past, and it will betray big budget films in the future. In the present, the gods lording over the box office has betrayed the big little film that couldn’t, Pan. It has joined other films that have been quickly forgotten from the collective conscious, like Tomorrowland and Jupiter Ascending (you could say that Pan has been panned). The Martian continued to do well, as the gods smiled down upon it, and Steve Jobs did well in its limited release. Source: Box Office Mojo
  • Donald Trump is set to host Saturday Night Live on November 7th. This episode will be unwatchable (“actually, all episodes are unwatchable” says the joker in the back). Donald Trump is inherently funny, but him clowning for the camera will be awful. Do I have to stay objective in these little news things? Source: Deadline
  • Worldwide box offices, especially China, have started (well, this is a loose use of the word started. It’s been happening for a while) to matter more, which is why The Expendables 4 is getting made. It is set to shoot next year. Let these old souls continue to burn brightly. Source: Empire
  • R.L. Stine’s other big series, Fear Street, is possibly being developed into a film. I assume this means that expectations are high for this week’s release of Goosebumps. I only assume this because I have nothing interesting to add to this news. Source: Empire
  • George Miller says to not expect Furiosa in any of the Mad Max sequels, stating, “I’m not sure, is the answer. She’s not in the Mad Max [sequel] story, but in one of the stories there’s an interaction between [Max and Furiosa]. I can’t really say more than that because it’s still in progress.” Tom Hardy is signed on to do three Mad Max sequels; whereas Theron is signed on to do none of them. Why? I wish I had an answer. Source: AV Club
  • Adventure Time is creating Marceline’s origin story with a miniseries titled Stakes. The show will begin airing November 14th. Source: AV Club
  • Quentin Tarantino, when he isn’t saying ridiculous things ("When the black critics came out with savage think pieces about ‘Django,’ I couldn’t have cared less."), is going to put on a touring roadshow of his new film, The Hateful Eight. The roadshow’s cut of the film will be six minutes longer and have an intermission. Source: Empire
  • Lena Dunham's new show, Max, has just been picked up by HBO. It sounds like Mad Men, but about second-wave feminism. Hoo boy. I’ll withhold commenting until I actually watch the show, but this has the potential to be a disaster. Source: Deadline
  • Wes Anderson is making an animated film and has now cast a predictable line-up of people that would only take you a few guesses to guess (Balaban, Goldblum and Norton), along with a newcomer (Bryan Cranston). This film is about dogs, so woof woof (I hate myself). Source: Empire
  • W/ Bob & David, the sketch show that reunites pretty much everyone from Mr. Show, has just released its new trailer. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!