Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time to get away

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Heading out of town for a much needed break.

Be back soon.

Ish.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Last Christmas

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The first full trailer for Last Christmas was released today...



I do enjoy Christmas movies, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Yeoh, and Emma Thompson. So, it's got that going for it.

Hopefully the reviews will be decent and people will go see it when it opens on November 8th.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Age of Resistance

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The final trailer for Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was released today...



It certainly looks beautifully shot and produced, so I might just give it a whirl when it becomes available on August 30th.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Back in town

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Filming has begun on the second season of Amazon's The Boys.

If you haven't watched it, you should.

Like, right now.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Carnival Row

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The first full trailer for the upcoming Amazon series Carnival Row was released today...



This actually looks, visually, pretty amazing. Plus, it's got Legolas in love with a Fairy.

I'm glad I finally broke down and got Amazon Prime.

More stuff to watch.

Carnival Row becomes available on August 30th.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A different time

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The original Spiderman movie (2002) had a teaser trailer that featured the Twin Towers, but it was quickly removed once 9/11 happened a couple months later. That trailer was recently restored and released for the first time in 17 years...



It's still difficult to think about that time, but it's kind of cool to see this after all of these years and remember a simpler time when the world was still waiting to see the first Spiderman movie.

It seems like we've had about 100 of them since.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

All good things

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The final episode of Agents of Shield has been shot and the cast was released today. I've watched all seven seasons and, although there were a few weak storylines, I've really enjoyed this show and will miss it after the final season airs next year.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Make it Chateau!

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It seems you can now pair the upcoming Star Trek: Picard with his signature wine...

Château Picard in Saint-Estèphe, France had actually been making wine in Bordeaux long before those fictional Picards showed up in La Barre. But now it’s teamed up with CBS and Wines That Rock to bring you an official version of the wine that made the name of the Enterprise captain’s family, ever since the vineyard was first glimpsed in The Next Generation’s fourth season. 

Being made to tie in, of course, with the upcoming Star Trek: Picard—which sees Jean-Luc retire from Starfleet and attempt to follow in his brother’s footsteps, overseeing the family’s wine-making business—the 2016 wine is an 85 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Merlot blend. Really, what you’re paying for here is the fact the bottle also replicates the label seen in the first Picard teaser, so it really is like owning your very own Picard-made wine, a few centuries earlier than you should. 

To boot, alongside the Picard wine, there will also be a 2017 vintage United Federation of Planets wine, a Zinfandel produced not by Château Picard, but Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys in Sonoma County, California.

It sure beats Earl Grey, hot.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Devil!

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Well, it looks like Will and Grace won't be coming back after this next season...

Will & Grace is coming to an end. After an 11-season, 246-episode run, the series will end with the upcoming season (the revival’s third and 11th overall) in 2020.

“We think of the Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” added executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’ 

“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace.’ They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.” 

“The hardest part about making this decision is saying goodbye to our outstanding production team and crew who, over two decades, brought passion and artistry to every department. If we had just one more season, we would have learned their names. So, thank you Handlebar Mustache, Cheese Lady, and Cargo Shorts #1 – #12. We will always think of you as family." 

“And finally, our deepest gratitude goes to each and every ‘Will & Grace’ fan across the world. It was a privilege to make you laugh.”

I was really happy to see this show back and enjoyed watching it and the characters each week.

I'm bummed that it's ending.

Super.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Rutger Hauer

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Sad news today...

Rutger Hauer, a rugged Dutch actor who played Nazis, action heroes and bloodsucking vampires, but who was best known as the android outlaw in the science-fiction thriller “Blade Runner,” died July 19 at his home in Beetsterzwaag, a village in the Netherlands. He was 75.

He won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for “Escape From Sobibor,” a 1987 TV movie about an uprising at a Nazi death camp — he played the Jewish hero, against type — and in 2005 was a morally corrupt Catholic cardinal in “Sin City” and a greedy Wayne Enterprises executive in “Batman Begins.” 

Mr. Hauer also starred in the 1985 medieval fantasy “Ladyhawke,” alongside Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer; played a vampire king in the 1992 movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”; and ruled a supernatural tribe in the HBO series “True Blood.” 

But Mr. Hauer, who described himself as “a very nonviolent person,” soon returned to the menacing characters that made him famous. He starred as an SS officer in the TV movie “Fatherland” (1994), was a vampire in the TNT miniseries “Salem’s Lot” (2004, adapted from a Stephen King novel) and played a bloodthirsty businessman in “The Sisters Brothers” (2018), a Western starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. 

“It’s so much fun to playfully roam into the dark side of the soul and tease people,” Mr. Hauer told the Associated Press in 1987. “If you try to work on human beings’ light side, that’s harder. What is good is hard. Most people try to be good all their lives. So you have to work harder to make those characters interesting.”

He was great in Blade Runner and many other movies and TV shows.

He will be missed.