Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Sad news over the weekend...
Actor Verne Troyer, best known for his role as “Mini-me” in the Austin Powers film comedies, has died. He was 49.
Troyer was born with achondroplasia dwarfism, a genetic disorder, and was considered one of the smallest people in the world. The 2 foot, 8-inch actor nevertheless carved out an acting career, but struggled with alcoholism, making numerous trips to rehab in his battle with the disease.
His film resume includes a brief appearance as Griphook the Goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and has roles upcoming in the 2018 film Hipsters, Gangsters, Aliens and Geeks and The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane.
He will be missed, but certainly remembered fondly.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The final Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was released this week as well...
I could be wrong, but it looks like there are some people in this film who make some bad decisions and, as a result, a few dinosaurs get off the island and cause some shenanigans.
Maybe I'm just reading too much into it.
We'll find out when the movie opens on June 22nd.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The final Deadpool 2 trailer was released today...
It's looking pretty freakin' hilarious, especially with the addition of Peter (the guy at the end with no powers who just answered the ad).
He'll either die immediately or end up being the only one in the film who makes it through injury-free.
We'll find out when the film opens on May 18th.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I finished watching all ten episodes of Lost in Space on Netflix this week and, overall, really enjoyed it.
If you've also seen it and would like to see some of the cool visual effects that they did for the show, check out this VFX reel that was released today...
The cast of the series is all pretty good and Parker Posey did a great job playing Doctor Smith.
However, her character definitely provides one of the bigger challenges for the series, overall.
What do you do with a character who is clearly psychotic and completely (and unapologetically) untrustworthy?
On the other hand, Ignacio Serricchio, who plays Don West, turned an initially unlikable character into someone that you gradually warm up to and root for in the end.
It's just a shame he's "so" unattractive.
You can watch all ten episodes of Lost in Space now on Netflix now.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Sad news today....
Harry Anderson, who earned multiple Emmy nominations for playing Judge Harry T. Stone on the NBC comedy Night Court, was found dead today at a home in Asheville, NC. He was 65.
Anderson appeared in three Season 1 episodes of NBC’s Cheers as local flim-flam man/magician Harry “The Hat” Gitties, including a memorable sting episode in which he starred. That role — which he would reprise a few times later on the then-rising sitcom — led to his landing the lead in Night Court. The sitcom also starring John Larroquette, Markie Post and Richard Moll followed the wacky goings-on in a Manhattan night court and its staffers led by Stone, a boyish, grinning, jeans-and-sneakers jurist who was unconventional to say the least.
He guested on a number of 1980s and ’90s TV series including Tanner ’88, Tales from the Crypt, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and The John Larroquette Show and starred as Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries It, based on the Stephen King book. His most recent credits included episodes of the 2000s comedies 30 Rock — which featured a reunion of the Night Court cast — and Son of the Beach. He also co-starred in the 2014 indie film A Matter of Faith.
He will be missed.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This very entertaining (and funny) behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War was released today...
It looks like they all had a great time making this film, while also having a lot of fun along the way.
I'm really looking forward to this opening on April 27th.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Fans have been asking for details about the upcoming second season of Westworld, so the producers decided to answer their prayers and released a video today to give them as many spoilers as they could...
Who knew that a Rick Astley song would feature so prominently?
HBO is obviously not going to give away the storyline, but I'm sure there are one or two people who watched that video will be who waiting to see if the sad dog sitting at the piano is some mysterious clue that hints at something in the upcoming story.
We shall all find out when the new season begins on April 22nd.