Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The friendly skies

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British Airways created a very entertaining safety video with a variety of celebrities, including Ian McKellen, Gillian Anderson (who seems to have chosen a proper British accent for this), Mr. Bean, Gordon Ramsay, and many more.



I wish all safety videos on flights were this fun. It would certainly make faking interest in the live demonstration so much easier.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Team Kick-ass

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A new behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Netflix series, The Defenders, was released today...



It's looking REALLY good....can't wait!

All of the episodes will be available starting this Friday, August 18th.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Inhumans

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A deeper look into the world of the upcoming ABC Marvel show, The Inhumans, was released today...



It's got Ramsey from Game of Thrones and a gal with grabby red hair.

An interesting combo.

The show premieres on ABC September 29th.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bran-Face

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Seth Myers decided to watch last week's episode of Game of Thrones with SNL's Leslie Jones and the results are, as you can imagine, hilarious...



“Bronn is the dude in the ‘hood that knows where all the $1 cigarettes is.”

That was pretty entertaining,  especially when Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, walks in the room and watches the rest of it with them.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mother!

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The first trailer for the Jennifer Lawrence horror movie, Mother!, was released today...



It looks a little Rosemary's Baby-ish and kinda creepy. It's great to see Michelle Pfeiffer working in this too.

The film opens on September 15th.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Disco Inferno

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Last night's Game of Thrones episode kind of went like this...

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You gonna shoot arrows at me? Okay...my turn.

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The attack was awesome. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to film "The Loot Train Battle"...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Yes they Will

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Not only are new episodes of Will and Grace coming to us in the fall, but today brought two great updates...the episodes for the new season have been increased from 12 episodes to 16  AND it was just renewed for a second season with 13 more episodes before it's even aired.

Woo Hoo!!

Here is a new promo video...



The new season will start on Thursday September 28th.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fight Club

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A new Defenders poster was released by Netflix as they prep for the new series to launch on August 18th.

The show is looking pretty good, so far. Here is the trailer...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Heart to Heart

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This sweet animated short, In a Heartbeat, was crowd-funded on Kickstarter and is about a little boy and his very brave heart...



Adorable.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard

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Very sad news today...

Sam Shepard, whose snaggle-toothed smile, craggy good looks and outlaw style as actor and writer made him an American icon in the mold of Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando, died July 27 at home in Kentucky. He was 73 and had been suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director, Shepard was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in Philip Kaufman’s 1983 film The Right Stuff. The author of 44 plays, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for Buried Child and was best known for such works as Fool for Love, True West and A Lie of the Mind. In 2009 he was named the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist. Shepard was born in Fort Sheridan, IL. 

His partner from 1982 through 2009 was Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange, with whom he had two children.

He was a great writer and actor and will certainly be missed.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Live long

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EW revealed their three upcoming covers focused on Star Trek: Discovery...

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Enjoyable.

The show premieres on CBS on September 24th.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Clowning around

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A new trailer for the upcoming movie IT was released today...



I'm one of the many people who don't enjoy clowns, so I'm not sure I'll rush out to see this.

That being said, this looks pretty creepy and will likely make lots of money.

But I doubt any of that money will come from me.

The movie opens on September 8th.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wonder Woman 2: Electric Boogaloo

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The Wonder Woman sequel release date was announced today:

Diana Prince has a Christmas gift for you — but you can’t peek for 2 1/2 years. Warner Bros said today that its sequel Wonder Woman 2 starring Gal Gadot will crash into megaplexes and Imax theaters on December 13, 2019.

This pretty much sums up how I feel about that...

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Very exciting and I can't wait to see it!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

New Comic-Con Trailers

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With Comic-Con in full swing over the weekend, a LOT of film and TV properties took that opportunity to release new trailers. Here is the new one for Justice League...



It's a pretty awesome trailer and appears to feature a bit more Wonder Woman than the first trailer (which makes sense, considering how well Wonder Woman is doing at the box office).

It's still a bit more CGI-y than I would like at this point, but we'll see how the film looks when it opens on November 17th.

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Also, we got a full trailer for the second season of Stranger Things....



I loved the first season and this one looks like even more of the same, which is a VERY good thing.

We'll see how well the kids get through this when it starts airing on Netflix on October 27th.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Skippin' Rope

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A new red-band trailer was just released for the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle...



It's certainly fun-filled and action-packed!

Plus, it's got a really cool cast (hello Julianne Moore as the villain) and a rockin' soundtrack. I loved the first one, so am really looking forward to the sequel on September 22nd.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's about family

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A new behind-the-scenes video was released for Star Wars: The Last Jedi...



It's looking awesome and I love seeing the crazy creativity that goes into putting one of these productions together, along with the excitement and playfulness of the cast (including the late Carrie Fisher).

Can't wait!

The film opens on December 15th.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Wrinkle In Time

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The first trailer for the move was released....



I read these books as a kid, but remember very little about them. So, I'm really looking forward to the movie to fill in the blanks.

Overall, it looks pretty visually cool and with the cast of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine...I think it's off to a pretty good start.

The movie opens on March 9th.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Martin Landau

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Very sad news over the weekend...

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966. It remained on the air until 1973, but Landau and Bain left at the end of the show's third season amid a financial dispute with the producers. They starred in the British-made sci-fi series Space: 1999 from 1975 to 1977. 

He enjoyed far less success after "Mission: Impossible," however, finding he had been typecast as Rollin Hand, the top-secret mission team's disguise wizard. His film career languished for more than a decade, reaching its nadir with his appearance in the 1981 TV movie "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island." 

He began to find redemption with a sympathetic role in "Tucker: The Man and his Dream," the 1988 Francis Ford Coppola film that garnered Landau his first Oscar nomination. He was nominated again the next year for his turn as the adulterous husband in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors." His third nomination was for Ed Wood, director Tim Burton's affectionate tribute to a man widely viewed as the worst Hollywood filmmaker of all time. 

"There was a 10-year period when everything I did was bad. I'd like to go back and turn all those films into guitar picks," Landau said after accepting his Oscar.

He has certainly done a lot of great work over the years. But, for me,  I'll remember him most from playing Commander Koenig on Space 1999. It is one of my favorite Sci-fi shows and I never missed an episode.



He will be missed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Winter is HERE

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The new season of Game of Thrones starts this Sunday night on HBO.

I.

Can't.

Wait!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time to Live

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A cool behind-the-scenes video was released for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049...



They appear to have done an amazing job capturing the overall look, feel, and music of the original Blade Runner. I'm really looking forward to seeing this in the Fall!

The movie opens on October 6th.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

B.O.

Ryan Reynolds posted this yesterday when Wonder Woman's box office total surpassed his Deadpool total...

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Ryan Reynolds, who is known for his savvy and humorous social media posts, took to Instagram to honor a superhero — and it wasn’t Deadpool. When the actor found out that Wonder Woman box office tally reached $368 million, surpassing Deadpool‘s domestic box office of $360 million, he posted a picture of the Merc with a Mouth making a heart shape with his hands over a Wonder Woman gold chain with the mildly crass, yet sweet caption “The Merc May Be Filthier, but Her B.O. is Stronger. Congrats #WonderWoman #BoxOfficeBoss” 

"Her B.O. is Stronger."

Hilarious and true.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kicked to the Curb

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A new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming soon....

After a six-year hiatus, HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David is back for a 10-episode ninth season. Premiere is set for Sunday, October 1 at 10 PM on HBO. 

Cast favorites Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove, will return, among others. 

While the most recent eighth season of Curb, which wrapped in 2011, had a final scene of Larry (David) in France that could serve as a series ending, HBO brass had kept up the hope that David would do another season eventually. David announced in June 2016 that he would return for another installment. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm stars David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. With 80 episodes to date, the show is HBO’s longest-running scripted comedy or drama series. 

The series is hilarious, but the best parts for me have always been Larry and Susie fighting. She swears as easily as she breathes and it's glorious to watch...



Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm will start on October 1st.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Final Episodes

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The trailer for the fifth (and final) season of the Showtime series Episodes was released today...



I've only watched the first three seasons and they were, surprisingly, pretty funny. I need to wrangle some free Showtime to catch the final two seasons.

The new episodes start airing on August 20th.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Philadelphia Freedom

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I am off to visit Philadelphia for the first time and will finally see if that Liberty Bell is all that it's cracked up to be.

"I'll be here all week long. Tip the waiters. Try the veal."

I will be back later next week. So until then, I hope you all have a great weekend and 4th of July holiday.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Baconator

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It looks like Kevin Bacon is on-board to do a TV pilot based on the movie Tremors that he starred in 25 years ago...

Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with US broadcaster Syfy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms. “It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later,” Bacon said. “It (Tremors) is a really good movie. “I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”

The reboot will look at what happens to the character a quarter of a century on.

I've only seen the first movie (and not any of the cheesier five sequels that were done after) and recall enjoying it at the time.

Hopefully the pilot will be good and we'll have more wacky adventures of Valentine McKee and his sandworms.

Sounds like something you'd need an antibiotic to cure.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Merry Pitchmas!

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The trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 was released today...



It looks like it'll be as entertaining as the others, so that's good.

The movie opens on December 22nd.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fishues

Evidently, Surstromming is the worst-smelling canned herring in the world and this man decided he would try it, while also offering prizes to his wife and kids if they could stand to sit at the table with him while he was doing it.

Watching his whole family trying not to throw up while he's prepping to eat it is HILARIOUS!

Enjoy...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Downton Abbey: The Movie

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It looks like we will be getting a Downton Abbey movie after all...

The wheels are moving on the Downton Abbey movie as NBCUniversal International Studios confirmed on Wednesday that production for a big screen adaptation of the hit series is set to begin next year. 

NBCU Int’l Studios President Michael Edelstein told the Associated Press that the company hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the Carnival Films/Masterpiece series, which ran on ITV in the UK and PBS in the U.S., for a production start date in 2018.

“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together,” said Edelstein. “Because, as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”

“Julian and I are enthusiastic to do it,” said Neame at the time. “And so are the cast, I believe, so hopefully it will happen.” 

That's awesome news and I hope it all works out.

I've really missed me some Dowager Countess...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The pack survives

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A new trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones was released today...



It looks awesome!!

New episodes begin airing on July 16th.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dad love

Jimmy Kimmel had viewers yell "I love you" to their Dads on Father's Day and, as you'll see, the reactions were definitely mixed...



It seems that most Dads need to remember to lock the bathroom door.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Discovery air date

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The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will air Sunday September 24th on CBS and then the following episodes will air exclusively on CBS All Access after that.

We'll see how this subscription-only series goes over with fans. Many have stated that they won't pay to watch the show.

We'll soon find out whether that's true or not.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rakka

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Neill Blomkamp's (director of District 9) Oaks Studios has just released the first of a three-part short film he directed (this one features Sigourney Weaver) called Rakka, about an alien invasion.

It's really pretty good and would make a cool feature film.



I really liked it.

Here is a bit about what Neill is trying to do...

"The goal is to see ‘if’ the audience likes them and ‘if’ they would be willing to pay for volume 2, the director said. They are too short to charge now. 

So after thinking about it for a while, I came up with the idea. I needed a place that I could sell short films, and it felt like iTunes or any of the obvious outlets were massively lacking in any other avenues besides the films themselves. In other words: they don’t give users the ability to look at all of the behind the scenes artwork in any real way. 

The more I thought about that, the more it became, What if the users had access to all of the 3D files that we used for the visual effects? If we just gave that away with any one-time purchase and you could render stuff yourself? Or what if we just give away all of the raw footage of one of the pieces, and anyone in the audience could they recut the the entire thing themselves? Stems from all of the music, or voiceovers from the actors; I just wanted to open it up and let people remix it. 

After realizing that iTunes and stuff wasn’t the right avenue for that, I started thinking about a game platform like Steam. I felt like Valve is a really awesome company and I’ve always had a massive level of respect for Valve. So we started moving in the direction of putting stuff on Steam, and that’s the road that we went down for two years.”

If his future short film releases are as high-quality and enjoyable as this one is, I'd consider paying to see more.

Enjoyable.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Flame on!

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One of the companies that does the visual effects for Agents of Shield released a new reel that showcases some of the cool work they did this year for the show, which includes several shots of the Ghost Rider character that was featured this past season...



This was definitely one of their best seasons!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Adam West

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Very sad news over the weekend...

Adam West, who defined the tights-wearing title role of "Batman" in the 1960s cult TV classic and remained a celebrated actor in the superhero world, died Friday after a short battle with leukemia, according to his family. He was 88. 

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he made appearances in popular TV shows of the 1960s, including "Bonanza" and "Bewitched." But he shot to fame playing the wealthy playboy Bruce Wayne — Batman's real name — on the ABC series adaptation of the D.C. comic book. Although it lasted for only three seasons from January 1966 to March 1968. 

In 1966, West became the first actor to bring the masked vigilante to the big screen in a feature-length adaptation of the TV series. In "Batman: The Movie," the Caped Crusader and trusty sidekick Robin, played by Burt Ward, formed the Dynamic Duo to outwit The Joker and his goons, including The Riddler, played by Frank Gorshin, and Catwoman, played by Lee Meriwether.

West — typecast as Batman over his career — voiced characters in several "Batman" spin-offs, oftentimes lending his legendary deadpan to sidekicks instead of superheroes. He also voiced characters in animated series, including "The Fairly OddParents," and played Mayor Adam West in Fox's cartoon series, "Family Guy." 

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2012.

He had a very colorful career and life and has left an ever-lasting impression in the Pop Culture world.

He will be missed, but very fondly remembered for many years to come.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cat's in the cradle

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The first poster for the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther, was released today.

Very Game of Thrones-y.

Here's the first trailer...



Looks pretty badass so far!

The movie slinks into theaters on February 16th.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bombshell

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Charlize Theron looks mighty glamorous in this new poster for Atomic Blonde. Judging by the trailer, I'd guess she doesn't look that way for very long...



This looks bloody awesome!

The movie opens July 28th.