Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hugh Hefner

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Very sad news...

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and iconic frontman of the sexual revolution, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion. He was 91. 

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,” Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprises’ chief creative officer and Hugh’s son, said in a statement.

“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.

He definitely lived a rich (literally and figuratively) and colorful life and created a lifestyle brand that many men only dreamed of living.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


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The first trailer for Annihilation (from the director of Ex Machina) was released today...

The trailer doesn't really give you a lot of plot information, which isn't a bad thing.

However, it looks like there are some aliens involved, so I'll probably go see it just based on that.

The movie opens February 23rd.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

It wasn't me

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HBO released the trailer for the second season of Tracy Ullman's Show...

I enjoyed the first season (especially the Judi Dench segments) and am looking forward to the new one when it premieres on October 20th.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Terror Train

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A new trailer was released today for the upcoming Kenneth Branagh directed Murder on the Orient Express...

It has a great cast including Tom Bateman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Sergei Polunin.

I never read the book or watched the original film, so it'll all be new to me.

I'm looking forward to solving the mystery with everyone else when the film opens on November 10th.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Death by cake

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The first full trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released today...

I have to be honest, as much as I love me some Dwayne Johnson and Nick Jonas, I had no desire to see this movie when I heard it was being made. It just seemed like a cheap reach (with Robin Williams having died) to make a quick buck off of the previous film.

However...this trailer looks fun and actually made me laugh a couple of times.

Well played, marketing folks.

We'll see how I feel about it when it opens on December 20th.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Why am I naked?

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Steven Colbert being revealed as a robot from Westworld may have been my favorite moment of the Emmy Awards last night...

The surprise appearance of Titus from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at the end of that was also hilarious.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Glutton for punishment

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If you had suffered what her character has throughout all of these films, wouldn't you just MOVE out of the neighborhood and, maybe, go live with the gals at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to be as far away from your 40-year stalker as possible?!

I think Maggie Smith could probably take Michael Myers with one eyebrow arched appropriately.

Here's what she thinks about Jamie Lee Curtis putting herself through all of this again...

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I couldn't agree more.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ladies in waiting

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Looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going undercover for the movie Red Sparrow...

She's already proven she can kick-ass in the X-Men movies, so it will be interesting to see her go all-out as a solo assassin (like Charlize Theron did recently in Atomic Blonde).

The movie opens on March 2nd.

Also, the first trailer for All the Money in the World (about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty's 16-year old nephew in 1973) was released today...

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (a nearly unrecognizable Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s adviser (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. 

It's got a great cast and the story is definitely interesting (I didn't know that this actually happened), so I'm looking forward to seeing this when it comes out on December 8th.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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The first full trailer for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm was finally released...

He's really such an awful character, yet usually gets what's coming to him, one way or the other.

The good news is that watching him get his karmic payback is always hilarious and well worth the wait.

The new episodes begin airing on HBO on October 1st.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tiny Kingdom

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The first full trailer for Alexander Payne's new film, Downsizing was released this morning...

This looks awesome and hilarious. I love Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig and the idea of living better/smaller is something I'm onboard with.

Sign me up!

The movie opens on December 22nd.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Revengers

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A new TV trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was just released....

Still looking action-packed and fun-filled.

The movie opens on November 3rd.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

This time together

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It looks like we're going to get a fun Carol Burnett Show reunion in December...

CBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Carol Burnett Show with a two-hour special set for December 3.

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will film on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage. In it, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, among others.

The Carol Burnett Show premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. Over its 11-season run, the show earned 25 Primetime Emmys, including three for Outstanding Variety-Music/Comedy Series. In addition, the show earned eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Television Show – Comedy or Musical, and Burnett received four for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.

Although this should be a LOT of fun, I hope that the exclusion of Tim Conway in the announcement is just an oversight. He was responsible for a large percentage of the unintentional cast laughter during sketches (especially Harvey Korman).

Can't wait to see this when it airs on CBS on December 3rd.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Shape of Water

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The first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water was recently released...

It looks like a semi-romantic version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Which may or may not be a good thing.

We'll find out when the film opens on December 8th.