Thursday, June 21, 2018

Koko

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Very sad news today...

Koko, the gorilla whose apparent aptitude for sign language endeared her to fans around the world, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning in California, according to the Gorilla Foundation, which oversaw her care. She was 46. 

Koko became an instant celebrity in her youth thanks to an early facility with American Sign Language. That fame was bolstered over the years as Koko, a western lowland gorilla, charmed entertainers like Fred Rogers and Robin Williams as well as their audiences. 

By the age of 4, Koko had developed a vocabulary of more than 170 words and showed an ability to use language creatively. Koko’s language skills earned her a spot on the cover of National Geographic in 1978 and 1985, and she was the subject of many documentaries. By the time of her death, Koko’s vocabulary had ballooned to more than 2,000 words.

I think just about everyone on the planet has heard of or seen at least an article or documentary about Koko over the years.

What an amazing life she had.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

She'll be back

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The first photo of Linda Hamilton filming the new Terminator sequel was tweeted out today.

I don't know that we need another Terminator movie, but she and Arnold are both in it and it takes place after Terminator 2 (ignoring all the terrible sequels that came after it)...so we'll see how that turns out.

Good or bad, the film opens on November 22, 2019.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Smiley Cyrus

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If you like Will and Grace, then you'll certainly enjoy this fun blooper reel that was just released from the new season.



I don't know how any of them keep a straight (so to speak) face during filming of these episodes.

The good news is that we have a new season heading our way in the fall.

Amen!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hanging around

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Gal Gadot tweeted out the first picture of her back in costume while filming Wonder Woman 1984 in Washington, D.C. now.

Plus, a few shots of her filming some wire work on the streets today also appeared online...

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Enjoyable.

I can't wait until it opens on November 1st, 2019!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Endings

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This looks like an interesting documentary...



It seems like Scotty was the go-to-guy at the local gas station for just about anything that anyone wanted, sexually, in Hollywood back in the day.

You can't even get someone to wash your windows at a gas pump today.

I'll be looking for this to, hopefully, show up on Netflix one of these days soon.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trevor Tracksuits

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Two interesting tweets went out today and it appears that the "late" Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) somehow shows up in the 1980s for the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel, which is now filming.

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I'm not quite sure how they plan to bring him back, considering it appeared that he died during WW1, but I'm sure they have some crafty twist that'll justify bringing him (or a vision/version of him) into the 1980s.

I guess we'll just have to wait until the movie opens November 1st, 2019.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

And beyond

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Avengers: Infinity War has crossed a pretty major financial milestone in a very short amount of time...

Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has officially crossed the $2 billion worldwide box office mark, joining only three other titles to make that claim: Avatar ($2.78 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B). 

Infinity War worldwide is Marvel’s highest release ever topping 2012’s Avengers ($1.5 billion), and followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Black Panther ($1.345 billion). Infinity War completes the feat in its 48th day of release. 

Stateside, it’s still going strong, taking 5th place in weekend 7 with $7.2M for a running total of $656.1M, the fifth highest grossing title of all time through June 11. Pic holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7M in its opening weekend. 

Internationally, Infinity War is the third highest grossing release ever with $1.346B. Its domestic and international debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5M even without China. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date.

I wonder if Marvel would just divert the interest payments for these films into my bank account?

They'd barely notice the difference.

But, I definitely would.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Posers

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A new poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp was released and, with each trailer that I see, I become more excited for this film.

Can't wait until it opens on July 6th.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Boogie Man

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The first trailer for the new Halloween sequel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis was released today...



It looks like they are trying to give it the same look/feel as the original, which is good. I'm not big on movies being too stabby, but if it's not a gore-fest, I just might go see this.

Or not.

The movie opens on October 19th.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A star is re-born

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The first trailer for the remake of A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and directed by and co-starring Bradley Cooper, was released today...



It doesn't look too bad, although not sure I'll rush out to the theater to see it. But, it would certainly make for a good Netflix night on the couch.

The movie opens on October 5th.