Friday, July 22, 2016

Wonder Woman poster

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The first look at the new Wonder Woman movie poster was released today by Gal Gadot, who plays the title character.

And they also just released the first trailer for the movie...



Awesome!

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AAaaaand....they just released the first Justice League trailer...



Here's hoping it's better than Batman v Superman.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Garry Marshall

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Some very sad news last night...

Garry Marshall, a giant of TV comedy whose long list of credits include such landmark series as Happy Days, The Odd Couple and The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died. He was 81. 

He also helmed 18 feature films including Pretty Woman, and had acting credits dating to the 1960s. 

Marshall also co-created and wrote such classic 1970s comedies as Happy Days spinoffs Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. The former co-starring his sister Penny Marshall was the No. 1 primetime series in back-to-back seasons, and the latter made a star of Robin Williams. With those and Happy Days, the Bronx native had a hand in creating, writing and producing three of the four top-rated TV series of 1978-79. 

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During the 1970s and ’80s, Marshall also co-created and/or wrote for and directed sitcoms Blansky’s Beauties, Angie, Makin’ It, The Brian Keith Show, The New Odd Couple, Me and the Chimp and yet another Happy Days spinoff in Joanie Loves Chachi. Marshall already was a veteran of the TV comedy game by the 1970s, having written multiple episodes of such series as Make Room for Daddy, The Joey Bishop Show, The Lucy Show and Love, American Style. He also penned 18 episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show‘s final season. 

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Marshall directed the 1990 smash comedy Pretty Woman, which made a star of Julia Roberts. He would direct her again in Runaway Bride (1999) and his recent holiday-themed films Mother’s Day — which opened in April — and Valentine’s Day. His other film directing credits include the Michelle Pfeiffer-Al Pacino drama Frankie & Johnny (see photo below), Beaches, Overboard, The Princess Diaries, The Flamingo Kid and Young Doctors in Love.

I think I've watched just about every series and movie that he ever worked on over the years. His projects always seemed to have an element of fun and usually left you smiling at the end.

That is a pretty amazing legacy to leave behind.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Luke Cage

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The first poster for the upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage (an extension of the Jessica Jones and Daredevil series) was released today.

It's looks like an ad for a movie from the 70's.



The trailer looks cool and I liked his character on Jessica Jones...so I'm looking forward to this starting on September 30th!

Groovy.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wonder Woman photos

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Entertainment Weekly printed a couple of new pictures from the upcoming Wonder Woman movie...

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She doesn't seem very happy to be chatting with Chris Pine (who plays Steve Trevor).

Maybe she didn't care for Star Trek Into Darkness either.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Boo!

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I've never seen any of Tyler Perry's Madea movies (just a few clips here and there), but this poster for Boo: A Madea Halloween is hilarious!

Hellurween.

Jying!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bran trippin'

Even if you've never watched Game of Thrones, you should definitely check out Samuel L. Jackson's uncensored recap of the entire series.

It's as awesome as you'd expect...



You want to see a dragon, mutha f@cker??

Here you f@cking GO!

Hilarious.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Curbside Service

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One of the many reasons I'm not participating in the new Pokemon GO craze.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Emergency Defecation Situation



I missed many of these news stories...and some of them are pretty hilarious.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Oh, MY

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It turns out that Star Trek Beyond has boldly gone where no Star Trek has ever gone before by revealing that Mr. Sulu (in the new timeline) is gay...

One of the “Star Trek” universe’s most beloved characters is revealed to be gay in the latest installment of the iconic franchise.

John Cho tells Australia’s Herald Sun that his character, Hikaru Sulu, will have a same-sex partner, with whom he is raising a daughter, in “Star Trek Beyond,” which hits theaters July 22.

The 44-year-old actor said that he approved of the way his character’s sexuality will be handled in the film, in that writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin opted not to make it a major plot point. “I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one’s personal orientations,” he said.

 Lin and Pegg’s decision to depict Sulu as a gay man was a nod to George Takei, who played the role in the original 1960s “Star Trek” television series and in six subsequent films, Cho said. Takei, 79, came out as gay in 2005, and has since gone on to become an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.

You'd think George Takei, who is openly gay, would be happy about that. But, surprisingly, he was "disappointed".

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He wasn’t cheering that the character he originated would bare his sexual preference, calling it “really unfortunate,” and saying that it wasn’t true to creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision for the character, and that the current filmmakers did not heed his concerns when he encouraged them to create a new character.

When I first read his response, I was surprised, yet understood. His character was straight. The actor playing him was not.

However, I started thinking that, since they are in an alternate timeline, his character could, realistically, be different (as many of the characters and their backgrounds are from the original series) in many ways.

So, as much as I enjoy George Takei (and he is enjoyable), I didn't actually think it was a bad idea.

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Then, Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty and helped write the film's script, replied that he was also disappointed...with George Takei's response to the announcement.

“[Director] Justin Lin, [co-writer] Doug Jung and I loved the idea of [the gay character] being someone we already knew because the audience have a pre-existing opinion of that character as a human being, unaffected by any prejudice,” he said. “Their sexual orientation is just one of many personal aspects, not the defining characteristic. Also, the audience would infer that there has been an LGBT presence in the Trek universe from the beginning (at least in the Kelvin timeline), that a gay hero isn’t something new or strange.

“We could have introduced a new gay character, but he or she would have been primarily defined by their sexuality, seen as the ‘gay character’, rather than simply for who they are, and isn’t that tokenism?”

And, I kind of agree with Simon Pegg...if they had just created a a new gay character into the movie randomly, he/she would have likely gotten very little screen time (since many of the "regulars" barely get enough time as it is, especially Sulu) and it would have felt "forced" and then, likely, forgotten.

Then Zachary Quinto, who is also gay and plays Spock, responded with his disappointment as well.

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“As a member of the LGBT community myself, I was disappointed by the fact that George was disappointed.” 

 He added: “I get it. He has had his own personal journey and has his own personal relationship with this character, but, you know, as we established in the first Star Trek film in 2009, we’ve created an alternate universe,” Quinto said. “And my hope is that eventually George can be strengthened by the enormously positive response from especially young people who are heartened by and inspired by this really tasteful and beautiful portrayal of something that I think is gaining acceptance and inclusion in our societies across the world, and should be.”

And I agree with him too.

So, at the end of the day, I'm totally fine with it.

Sulu is gay in this new universe.

I just want them to release the damn movie already!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thor Loo-ser

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Filming has begun on Thor: Ragnarok and it looks like the director, Taika Waititi, (say that three times fast) is setting a lighter tone with this pic from the set.

Enjoyable.

The film opens November 3, 2017.