Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beth Howland

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Very sad news...

Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and ‘80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. She was 74.

Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, told The Associated Press that Howland died Dec. 31. He said there had been no announcement, funeral or memorial service because that’s how she wanted it. “That was her choice,” he said.

Howland was born May 28, 1941, in Boston. At 16, she landed a role on Broadway alongside Dick Van Dyke in “Bye Bye Birdie.” CBS later noticed Howland on stage in the 1970 production of “Company” and brought her to Hollywood for a bit part on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Small roles on “The Love Boat” and “Little House on the Prairie” followed and a major break came when she was cast as Vera Louise Gorman on “Alice,” a comedy set in an Arizona greasy spoon diner based on the 1974 Martin Scorsese film, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Howland earned four Golden Globe nominations during the comedy’s 1976-85 run for her performance as the naive Vera.

I used to love "Alice" and always enjoyed Vera. I always remember watching (and enjoying) her suddenly destroying the box of straws in the show's opening credits.

It's odd the things you remember...

Although I never saw her on Broadway in the show Company, her rendition of "Not Getting Married" is pretty amazing.



I don't know how anyone can sing and speak that fast without messing up.

She will definitely be missed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oh, the Payne



New viral sensation and Mom, Candace Payne, has take the Internets by storm with her hilarious video in the Kohls parking lot after buying herself a Chewbacca mask. If you haven't seen her giggle-inducing video yet...check it out above, then watch the videos below.

After her video broke various online records (over 20 million views on Facebook) and, as a result, caused the mask to sell out EVERYWHERE, James Cordon had her on his show last night where she got some directing tips from special guest-passenger and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.



Her laugh is really infectious and you can't help but just smile/giggle along with her.

You can see more of her on the show here:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Beyond excited

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A new poster and trailer were released for Star Trek Beyond over the weekend....



The new poster is very similar to the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture poster (the first of all of the Star Trek movies), which is an interesting choice...

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This new trailer is MUCH better than the first one, which is a good thing. It appears more epic in scope with all of the action and effects (and the potential for another Enterprise ship being destroyed, which seems to happen somewhat frequently in these movies) that we've gotten used to over the years.

We'll find out how the new movie fares compared to the previous films when it opens on July 22nd.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trek Teaser

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The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Trek TV series on CBS was just released...



The show hasn't started filming yet (begins shooting in Canada soon), so it's mostly just the familiar TV series music and images...but it's a start.

The show begins airing in January 2017.

Exciting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Puft Daddy

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A new trailer for the upcoming Ghostbusters movie was released today..



This one has a lot more action and comedy, with some special appearances by Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original movie.

He doesn't look very happy.

The movie opens July 15th.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Arianna...Armia?

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It's not like they'd actually pronounce it correctly even if she used her name.

Monday, May 16, 2016

BFFs

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A new trailer for the Steven Spielberg-directed film BFG was just released....



This extended trailer gives you a lot more info about the story and the characters, especially the "BFG" (which stands for "Big FRIENDLY Giant"...not the other "F" word, which is what I originally thought, and hoped, it meant).

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this when it opens on July 1st!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Leap of Faith

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The first trailer for the Assassin's Creed movie (based on the popular video game) was just released today...



It looks a little like Crouching Tiger, Hidden X-Men.

And that's okay with me.

The movie leaps into theaters on December 21st.