In this episode of the Mandate, I sit down with longtime friend and show goer, Tony Corrado, to see Tom Cruise lead reboot of The Mummy. Two films with Brendan Fraiser and a half a dozen spinoffs, and direct to DVD sequels to those spinoffs, sent the franchise into financial and critical hell. Universal has decided to breath life back into the series by starting fresh. It’s also meant to serve as the jump off point for the new Dark Universe that will feature the likes of The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, as well as other unconfirmed Universal Monsters. The franchise clearly has some focus now, thanks to Marvel laying down the groundwork for all these new “universes”, but would that be enough to make a new Mummy film worth a damn? Click the thing to hear our Mandate.

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John Wren

I am John Wren; a Delco original, and thanks to a cartoon Chihuahua (surprisingly, not the small bird), most know me only by my last name. Although people think I it’s due to self-hatred, I do actually enjoy running in ridiculous races up and down mountains and have recently ventured into the world of triathlons. I used to sing for the Jersey based metalcore band Bottomfeeder ( but am now bandless. I’m the worst Buddhist known to man and if I’m given the opportunity, I will ramble on about anything and everything at great lengths, with lots of profanity. I’ve read every Stephen King book, my favorite band of all time is White Zombie, and I will need to take a week of bereavement the day Bruce Campbell dies.

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