Monday, December 11, 2017

What could go wrong?

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The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was recently released....

It's looking pretty awesome!

The movie opens on June 22nd.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Have a ball

To promote the upcoming second season of One Day at a Time, Netflix recreated the original show opening theme (above). You can compare it to the original (below).

It's kinda fun to play both videos at the exact same time and watch how closely they matched everything, which is pretty impressive.

Makes me want to go blow-dry my hammer.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Uncomfortable in my lonely

Someone posted this gal's poetry performance about sadness on Facebook today and, after watching it, I found that it is still hanging in my brain and heart many hours later.

I'm not sad a lot, but I have felt that way more times than I'd like to admit.

The poet's name is Sabrina Behaim and she has several other videos and has also written a book about depression.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kill Kirk

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News today that Quentin Tarantino is developing a Star Trek movie idea with JJ Abrams at Paramount...

Already busy prepping to direct the film he just set up at Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino is also planning to boldly go where he has not gone before. Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.

Well, this will be interesting. Let's hope he's a big fan and not just doing it to fit in with his other movies. Otherwise it could be one of the most violent Star Trek movies ever made.

I don't want my Star Trek being too stabby.

Monday, December 4, 2017

A long Trek

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The first trailer for Please Stand By was released today. It's about a girl with autism who runs away from her group home so she can turn in her Star Trek script for a national competition.

It looks like the kind of film that I'd enjoy. It has a Star Trek-related plot, Patton Oswalt, and a road trip adventure.

Sounds like a fine time to me!

The movie opens on January 26th.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Clouds on Jupiter

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Literally...NASA released these cool images of the clouds on Jupiter and they are pretty amazing.

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They look like flavors of milkshakes I'd like to drink.

Now I want a milkshake.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jim Nabors

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Very sad news today...

Jim Nabors, who gave popular culture its most enduring image of a wide-eyed, good-natured if none too bright hayseed in a character whose very name – Gomer Pyle – would become synonymous with lovable rube, died Thursday in Hawaii. He was 87.

With catchphrases “Shazam!” and “Gollllly!” (the latter drawn out to four or five lilting syllables), Nabors debuted his downhome, gas station attendant character in 1962 on The Andy Griffith Show, where the slow-going, dim-witted Gomer was a constant irritation to Don Knotts’ officious, high-strung Deputy Barney Fife.

The Gomer character, and Nabors’ odd-couple chemistry with Knotts, proved so popular with audiences that he was given his own spin-off series in 1964. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C, co-starring Frank Sutton as his ever-yelling drill sergeant Vince Carter (“I can’t heeearrrr youuu!”) ran until 1969 on CBS.

His 1966 LP Jim Nabors Sings with All Your Heart, made the Billboard Top 25 and went gold. He charted a dozen albums through 1972 and though he never matched that initial chart success two more were half-million-sellers. One of those was Jim Nabors’ Christmas Album, which topped the holiday albums chart in 1967 and again two years later. 

His singing made him a frequent guest of variety shows in the 1960s and ’70s, including The Johnny Cash Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Dean Martin Show, The Flip Wilson and, most notably, The Carol Burnett Show, where his appearance on each season premiere became an annual tradition. He hosted his own variety show, The Jim Nabors Hour, from 1969-71.

He had a very long and successful career and will definitely be missed.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To Infinity!

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The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was released today...

It looks pretty epic and, I'm guessing, we're likely going to see a couple of our beloved Avengers not survive this battle.

Time will tell.

The movie opens on May 4th.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Avengers Assemble!

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Vanity Fair just released all four of their upcoming Avengers Anniversary covers...

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Very cool.

Monday, November 27, 2017

David Cassidy

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Sad news over the Thanksgiving holiday...

Entertainer and 1970s teen idol David Cassidy has died. The musician and actor, 67, who starred in TV's The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974), died Tuesday night in Florida after being hospitalized with organ failure. 

A child of Hollywood, he was the iconic teen idol of the 1970s. Before Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and the members of the 1980s Brat Pack, there was pop star Cassidy in his colorful polyester ensembles featuring giant collars and flared slacks. And while he did perform as a solo artist, he and The Partridge Family had a No. 1 hit with the catchy tune I Think I Love You in fall 1970. His biggest solo single was a version of Cherish, which peaked at No. 9 after its release in 1971. 

Cassidy had largely kept a low profile, making headlines in recent years mostly with DUI cases. In March 2014, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken-driving case. Later that year, the performer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in upstate New York. At the time, the sentence was expected to be a conditional discharge that would include community service in Florida, where he lived. 

He continued to add acting credits through the decades, appearing in television shows such as Fantasy Island, Malcolm in the Middle, Ruby & The Rockits and CSI, as well as the movie Poster.

It's sad that his later years were a mix of alcohol and health issues, but his early career in the Partridge Family has definitely secured his place in Pop Culture history. I really enjoyed the show and even had the lunchbox to prove it.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

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I'm off for a couple days, but hope you all enjoy a good Turkey dance with Friends and/or family.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Become the light

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A new trailer for A Wrinkle In Time was released last night...

This is looking REALLY cool....the visuals are amazing.

I can't wait to see it when it comes out on March 9th.