Thursday, November 16, 2017

Red Lines

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A couple new Star Wars: The Last Jedi posters were released this week...

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Very cool.

The movie opens on December 15th.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mennen Black

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A hilarious new teaser trailer for Deadpool 2 was released today...



"Just beat it like it owes you money."

I can't wait to see this when it opens June 1st.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

50, Fierce, and Fabulous

This week is Jimmy Kimmel's 50th birthday, so several of his celebrity friends put together some tributes. Ray Romano set up a Jimmy Kimmel-focused Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets...



George Clooney put together "The Jimmy Kimmel Story" ...



And Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams filmed a movie trailer based on the comic book that Jimmy Kimmel wrote and illustrated as a child called "The Terrific Ten", with Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Wanda Sykes and many more...



Enjoyable.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Roads Go Ever On

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It looks like we'll be getting a Lord of the Rings TV series on Amazon sometime in the near future...

Amazon has closed a massive deal — said to be close to $250 million — to acquire global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

The streaming service has given a multi-season commitment to a LOTR series in the pact, which also includes a potential spinoff series. 

The LOTR original series, a prequel to Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust; HarperCollins; and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which produced the hugely successful LOTR movie franchise. 

 No details about the deal were disclosed, but it believed to be dwarfing any TV series pact to date with a whopping price tag attached. 

Amazon, Netflix and HBO had been approached by the Tolkien estate, who had been shopping the project. It came with an upfront rights payment said to be in the $200 million-$250 million range, and I hear Amazon landed the rights by paying close to $250 million. That is just for the rights, before any costs for development, talent and production, in proposition whose finances industry observers called “insane.” It is a payment that is made sight unseen as there is no concept, and there are no creative auspices attached to the possible series. On top of that, the budget for a fantasy series of that magnitude is likely to be $100 million-$150 million a season.

Wow...that is a LOT of money to pay for the rights to a brand that has already told the story beautifully over multiple films and made a buttload of cash worldwide.

It'll be very interesting to see how this all plays out.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Stay for the package

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Even though the Deadpool sequel doesn't come out in theaters until June 1st, it appears that the studio marketing department has already landed him an unusual magazine cover...Good Housekeeping.

That's a lot of Ho Ho Ho-ing.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Who

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The first look at the new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, was released today.

It's a good casual look for the doctor along with a bit of a Tardis update to boot.

Nice.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Boldly keeps going

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Deadline featured a very nice interview with Patrick Stewart today, where he discusses his career, Star Trek, and his final appearance as Professor Xavier in Logan...



He's had an amazing career and looks really good for 77 years old.

I'll have what he's having.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Perfect Stranger Things

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Jimmy Kimmel presents a possible Stranger Things sequel for Netflix...



Larry and Balki really need to move to a bigger place if they are planning to host guests from the Upside Down.

Plus, their rent controlled apartment really needs some modern updates.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thor 4D

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Thor: Ragnarok opens this weekend....can't wait to see it!

However, if you can't make it to the theater, you can watch all of the actors perform the "live version" of the movie here on James Corden's The Late, Late Show.



Now THAT would be a fun way to spend the evening.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Small parts

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A new trailer for Downsizing was released today...



I think a lot of us would volunteer to "get small" if $100K would translate to 12 million dollars, which would mean that $25K should translate to about 3 million dollars.

That's a financial goal I think I could actually make happen.

The movie opens December 22nd.