This video of a guy paragliding through the Aurora Borealis is all kinds of awesome...
If I wasn't so terrified of spiraling to my death, I'd be ALL over that!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sad news today...
Character actor Abe Vigoda, who played the dilapidated Detective Phil Fish in the 1970s series Barney Miller and a short-lived spinoff and mafia soldier Sal Tessio in the first two Godfather films, has died. He was 94.
Vigoda began acting in New York theater and with small roles in television. The turning point in his career came in 1972 when Francis Ford Coppola cast him as Vito Corleone’s old friend-turned-traitor Sal Tessio in the Oscar-winning film The Godfather. He also appeared briefly in The Godfather Part II in a flashback sequence at the end of the film.
Vigoda continued to work consistently in the ’80s and ’90s, with roles on Mike Hammer, Tales From The Darkside, MacGyver, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order, Wings and soaps As the World Turns and Santa Barbara. He also played gangster Paul Castellano in NBC’s Witness To The Mob.
He was always one of those actors that worked constantly and was always fun to watch. He had a very long career and life...and died in his sleep.
You really can't ask for more than that.
He will be missed.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The first full trailer for the Suicide Squad was released this week...
Honestly, I don't know anything about this comic series and, although the action scenes look good, I'm not all that thrilled to go see it (plus the Harley Quinn character already kind of annoys me).
I probably will end up watching it...but I don't have the same enthusiasm for it as I do for Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman.
Of course, it might turn out to be the best movie of the three...anything is possible.
We'll find out when the movie opens on August 5th.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The CW showed the first footage from the upcoming Wonder Woman movie last night...
It's cool that we got to see a bit of footage so early in the film shoot. I'll bet a bit of this might be from the upcoming Batman v Superman movie as well.
So far, it looks pretty awesome!
I'm really looking forward to this movie, which opens June 23rd, 2017.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
James Corden did another one of his awesome Carpool Karaoke videos, this time with Adele and it's a LOT of fun and just makes you smile which, after this sad week of celebrity deaths (David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Dan Haggerty, and Celine Dion's husband Rene...ALL from cancer), is VERY much needed.
Hilarious and a perfect way to start the weekend!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Very sad news today...
Alan Rickman died on Thursday. He was 69.
Rickman was cast in “Die Hard” as Hans Gruber, a German terrorist wreaking havoc in a Los Angeles skyscraper who faces off with Bruce Willis. In the “Harry Potter” series, Rickman played Professor Severus Snape, a coldly hostile Hogwarts instructor who was one of Harry's main antagonists. The actor appeared in all eight of the “Potter” movies.
For all the intimidating characters that he took on, Rickman maintained that he was not the people he played.
Those characters “are just people to me,” he once told The Times. “I’m a lot less serious than people think.”
He has always been one of my favorite actors and I've really enjoyed him in everything that he's done, especially Harry Potter, Love, Actually, and Galaxy Quest.
The scene in Galaxy Quest where he is forced to promote the opening of a local grocery store and reluctantly utter the line "What...a savings" is something I've quoted for years and will always think of when I need a laugh.
I'm really going to miss him.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Very sad news today....
David Bowie, the genre- and gender-bending British music icon whose persistent innovations and personal reinventions transformed him into a larger-than-life rock star, died Sunday. He was 69.
The influential singer-songwriter and producer excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career. He just released his 25th album, Blackstar, Jan. 8, which was his birthday.
He was an amazing and influential artist who had a very long and colorful career.
He will definitely be missed, but his music and legacy will live on for generations to come.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Sad news today...
Pat Harrington Jr., an actor and comedian who portrayed the farcically macho building superintendent Dwayne Schneider in “One Day at a Time,” a sitcom that explored sexism, harassment and other tribulations through the lens of a divorced working woman and her two teenage daughters, died Jan. 6 at 86.
Although billed as a supporting actor on “One Day at a Time,” Mr. Harrington provided such welcome comic relief that the program’s popularity and longevity — it aired on CBS from 1975 to 1984 — was owed as much to him as to anyone. Years afterward, producer Norman Lear, who also created “All in the Family,” said Mr. Harrington “turned out to be the comic strength of the show.”
I never missed an episode of this show. His character was a lot of fun to watch along the way.
He will be missed.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
I watched this week's Downton Abbey episode and that (above) was one of my favorite lines of the night.
Lordy...I'm REALLY going to miss this show when it ends in a couple months.
And I'm also looking forward to the Shannara Chronicles which premieres TONIGHT. I'm sure the acting is gonna be a little cheesy, but the locations/effects look very cool.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Very sad news over the weekend...
Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.
While Cole was a Grammy winner in her own right, she had her greatest success in 1991 when she re-recorded her father's classic hits — with him on the track — for the album "Unforgettable ... With Love." It became a multiplatinum smash and garnered her multiple Grammy Awards, including album of the year.
She had a beautiful voice and will definitely be missed.