Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Coming together

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The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released last night...



It's looking pretty epic and fun.

We'll see how this final entry turns out when it opens on December 20th.

Monday, October 21, 2019

We're ready for you

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The first full trailer for the upcoming third season of The Crown was released today...



This is looking REALLY good.

I can't wait until this starts airing on Netflix on November 17th.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Outsider

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HBO released the first trailer for its upcoming Stephen King series, The Outsider, today...



It looks pretty good. Plus, it's got Jason Bateman and Mare Winningham...enjoyable!

Looking forward to this when it starts airing in January.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Friends and Family plan

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Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram yesterday with her first photo with a few of her "friends"...

Jennifer Aniston, once one of the few A-list actress holdouts to social media, opened her Instagram account yesterday and as of this morning she’s counting an enormous 8.6M followers, all from one Friends 25th anniversary reunion selfie with her fellow cast members Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. 

Already off of that one photo, Aniston has more followers on Instagram than fellow actresses Jennifer Garner (7.4M), Julia Roberts (6.8M), Nicole Kidman (5.5M), Charlize Theron (4.5M) and Shailene Woodley (4.4M). The photo itself logged a mind-boggling 10.2M likes. Aniston also smashed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s record of the fastest Instagram account to reach 1M followers. According to the Guinness World Records, the royal couple have held the title since April, when they signed up to the app and amassed that number within 5 hours and 45 minutes. Aniston’s Instagram amassed so many followers, it reportedly crashed her account for a bit yesterday, but was quickly fixed.

I think she's gonna do just fine.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bombshell

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The first full trailer for Bombshell was released today...



Great cast and looks really good.

The movie opens on December 20th.

I'm in!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Meow

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Looks like the new Batman movie now has a new Catwoman...

The Batman movie has found its Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz. Her deal is official. The film directed by Matt Reeves comes out on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz joins Robert Pattinson who has the title role, Jeffrey Wright who is playing Commissioner Gordon and Jonah Hill who is in talks for a villain role. 

The actress follows in the path of such great big screen performers who’ve worn the Catwoman black leather suit as Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry, the latter who starred in a Warner Bros. standalone pic with the villain’s name. Kravitz boasts a big resume with feature credits that include Mad Max Fury Road, the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the Divergent franchise, X-Men: First Class, and the The Lego Batman Movie in which she played…yes, Catwoman (and all Batman fans know who Kyle is). 

This movie will either be really good or a train wreck. Time will tell and I'll definitely see it either way.

The movie opens on June 25th, 2021.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Go Tootsie, Go



This is a great recent interview with Jessica Lange that discusses her career and some of her favorite memories of working over the years.

She's enjoyable.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Christmas Miracle

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The first trailer for the second season of Netflix's Lost in Space was also released this past weekend...



I really enjoyed the first season and this one looks pretty awesome as well. I'm very excited that it's coming back on December 24th.

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Major West (Ignacio Serricchio)...I'll see you on Christmas Eve.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Number Two

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A couple of new trailers were released this weekend at New York Comic Con, the first of which was for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series on CBS All Access...



It's looking really good and, as much as I've fought it, I may have to get CBS All Access when this starts airing on January 23rd.

They also released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming third season of Star Trek: Discovery...



I still haven't seen the second season, but this new season won't start until sometime next year (likely after Picard), so I'll watch both of them after that as well.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Diahann Carroll

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Very sad news today...

Diahann Carroll, TV’s history-making star of NBC’s 1960s sitcom Julia and Broadway’s first black Tony Award-winner in a leading role for the 1962 musical No Strings, died today of cancer. The Dynasty star was 84.

Already a popular stage and nightclub performer when she signed on to star in Julia, Carroll is credited with being the first African-American actress to lead a primetime series in a non-stereotypical role, and the first overall since Beulah, the 1950s sitcom about a maid. 

Julia became an immediate hit when it launched in September 1968, finishing at No. 7 among all primetime programs that season, and won Carroll a 1968 Best Actress/TV Golden Globe Award. The series was canceled after the 1971 season. Carroll would go on to earn three additional primetime Emmy nominations for roles in Naked City (1963), A Different World (1989) and Grey’s Anatomy (2008). She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for the children’s special The Sweetest Gift.

Various TV appearances followed (Roots: The Next Generations, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, even the destined-for-cult-classic-status The Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978), but Carroll’s next pioneering move came with her portrayal of Dominique Deveraux, first in 1984 on Dynasty and, later, crossing over to the show’s spin-off The Colbys. 

Though perhaps most widely known for her TV roles – she was a 2011 inductee in the Television Hall of Fame – Carroll was a longstanding and celebrated stage actress, following up House of Flowers and No Strings with a 1982 stint in Broadway’s Agnes of God and 1999’s Off Broadway landmark feminist production The Vagina Monologues. She again defied expectations in 1995 by starring as Norma Desmond in the Toronto production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard.

She was always enjoyable to watch and had a wonderfully long and successful career.

She will be missed.