Friday, April 20, 2018

Team Blue

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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

Peter rules!

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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

Getting lost

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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.

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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.

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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

Harry Anderson

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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

Prime suspects

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A new trailer for Ocean's 8 was recently released....



I really like the cast and, if this film is anything like the other Ocean movies, we should be in for a very fun ride.

The movie opens on June 8th.

Friday, April 13, 2018

It might get weird

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A new trailer for the upcoming Incredibles 2 sequel was released this morning...



It's looking like a lot of fun and we even get Edna Mode back!

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I'm in!

The movies opens June 15th.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

This is a MAN

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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

Never gonna give you up

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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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

199 Years Old

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A new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer was released today and it gives a much broader overview of the film than we've seen, so far.



That rotating train fight looks pretty freakin' awesome!

The film opens on May 25th.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Back to Brown town

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The first cast photo for the upcoming revival of Murphy Brown was released today. It will debut this fall on the 30th anniversary of the original series.

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30 years?!

Time goes by FAR too quickly!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

No Doubt

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I'm really looking forward to Season 2 of Big Little Lies and it's definitely worth the wait, knowing that Meryl Streep is along for the ride.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Basket case

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The first new episode of the second season of Legion aired last night and it didn't disappoint.

I mean, look at the new leader wearing a wicker basket on his head and his three robotic female assistants with 70's male porn star faces, hair, and mustaches.

WTF??!!

Oh, how I have missed this show.

If you haven't watched the first season, you definitely should before attempting to watch the new season.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Do you smell gas?

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The first trailer for Night School was released today and the scene, from the image above, made me laugh much louder than I or my neighbors expected...



I normally wait for these kinds of wacky comedies to come out on the HBOs or the Netflixs, but this might actually be fun to watch in a packed theater full of slightly intoxicated patrons.

The movie opens on September 28th.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Steven Bochco

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Very sad news today...

Steven Bochco, creator of classics such as NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues that helped redefined the medium of television, has died at 74 after a long battle with leukemia. 

Bochco was nominated for an Emmy 30 times as producer and writer, winning 10. His many other honors include the Humanitas Prize and Peabody honors. A New York City native, Bochco attended NYU and earned a theater degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology before beginning his career at Universal as a writer for shows like Ironside and Columbo. He then left for MTM Enterprises, where James Earl Jones starred in his first show, the short-lived cop drama Paris. 

A few years later, he created Hill Street Blues, his breakout, which premiered in 1981. It collected eight Emmys in its debut season and racked up 98 nominations in its seven-season run. The show turned previous broadcast cop dramas like Dragnet on their head, deliberately showing the flaws and human dimensions of police officers and using cinematic techniques to reveal the gritty landscape they patrol. The other trailblazing aspect of Hill Street, whose signature line was Sergeant Phil Esterhaus (played by Michael Conrad) telling the troops, “Let’s be careful out there,” was its serialized narrative. 

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Building on the complex depictions of the workaday ambiguities of police work he established in Hill Street a decade earlier, NYPD Blue brought a bolder, more in-your-face tone. No character or actor personified that more than Andy Sipowicz, the complicated detective played by Dennis Franz in a turn that brought him four Emmys. From the pilot of the show to its finale 12 seasons later, it continually pushed the boundaries of decency in skirmishes that might seem almost quaint by today’s standards.

I never missed NYPD Blue. It was a great show with an amazing cast.

Mr. Bochco was an extremely talented man who always did incredibly powerful work, no matter what project he was involved in over the years.

He will be missed.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

It's us or them

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The first full trailer for the new season of Westworld was released today...



The first season was really good and it appears that things are just going to get weirder and weirder.

I'm okay with that.

The new season premieres on HBO on Sunday April 22nd.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where have you been?

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The second season of Legion on FX begins next week and, judging from this trailer, it's looking as trippy and awesome as the first season.



The first new episode airs next Tuesday April 3rd.

Enjoyable.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sunshine on my shoulders

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I'm heading out of town to warmer weather in the morning for a few days. I hope you all have a great week/weekend!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Still Jonesing

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Well, I guess it's time to thaw out Harrison Ford again for another Indiana Jones movie...

Director Steven Spielberg revealed at the Empire Awards last night that Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5 filming will begin in the UK in April 2019! 

“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here,” he said. 

Set for a July 20, 2020 release date, the film will again see Spielberg teaming up with Harrison Ford, who is reprising his iconic role, and franchise producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal. The screenplay is written by David Koepp.

I don't know that the world needs another one of these movies. The last one wasn't very good at all and, honestly, Harrison Ford is seventy-five years old and probably shouldn't be running around any jungle or desert without a nurse's aide.

However, maybe they'll introduce Chris Pratt into the series to take over the role and let Harrison ride off into the sunset or straight into Shady Pines.

Whichever is more dramatic.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Just like that

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The final Avengers: Infinity War trailer was released today...



It's looking very ominous and I have a feeling that a few of the regular characters we know and love might not make it out of this film alive.

I'm SO there!

The movie opens on April 27th.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pop goes the culture

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A new trailer for Ready Player One was released today...




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I don't know much about the story, other than it's a dystopia where people escape into a virtual world and are surrounded by pretty much every Pop Culture character and icon that licensing (and Steven Spielberg) was able to buy and cram into the visuals somewhere along the way.

And, honestly, that may be enough for me.

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Plus, I enjoy the variety of retro posters they created for the film.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie when it opens on March 29th.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking

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Very sad news today...

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. 

For fellow scientists and loved ones, it was Hawking’s intuition and wicked sense of humour that marked him out as much as the fierce intellect that, coupled with his illness, came to symbolise the unbounded possibilities of the human mind.

Hawking was driven to Wagner when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 at the age of 21. Doctors expected him to live for only two more years. But Hawking had a form of the disease that progressed more slowly than usual. He survived for more than half a century.

Those who live in the shadow of death are often those who live most. For Hawking, the early diagnosis of his terminal disease, and witnessing the death from leukaemia of a boy he knew in hospital, ignited a fresh sense of purpose. “Although there was a cloud hanging over my future, I found, to my surprise, that I was enjoying life in the present more than before. I began to make progress with my research,” he once said. 

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Embarking on his career in earnest, he declared: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” Hawking’s run of radical discoveries led to his election in 1974 to the Royal Society at the young age of 32. Five years later, he became the Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, arguably Britain’s most distinguished chair, and a post formerly held by Isaac Newton, Charles Babbage and Paul Dirac, one of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics.

But it was A Brief History of Time that rocketed Hawking to stardom. Published for the first time in 1988, the title made the Guinness Book of Records after it stayed on the Sunday Times bestsellers list for an unprecedented 237 weeks. It sold 10m copies and was translated into 40 different languages. Nevertheless, wags called it the greatest unread book in history. 

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail,” he said. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” 

He spoke also of death, an eventuality that sat on a more distant horizon than doctors thought. “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die,” he said. “I have so much I want to do first.” What astounded those around him was how much he did achieve. 

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He lectured at the White House during the Clinton administration – his oblique references to the Monica Lewinsky episode were evidently lost on those who screened his speech – and returned in from Barack Obama. His life was played out in biographies and documentaries, most recently , in which Eddie Redmayne played him. He appeared on The Simpsons and . He delivered gorgeous put-downs on . “What do Sheldon Cooper and a black hole have in common?” Hawking asked the fictional Caltech physicist whose IQ comfortably outstrips his social skills. After a pause, the answer came: “They both suck.” 

He leaves his three children, from his first marriage to Jane Wilde, and three grandchildren.

He definitely lived an extraordinary life under the most difficult conditions and found a way to make a lasting impact on the world in a way that very few people could ever imagine to achieve over several lifetimes.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pick a side

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The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released today...



So far, it's looking pretty good...very Harry Pottery, which is a good thing.

I enjoy this world and am looking forward to the film opening on November 16th.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Wiiging out!

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It's an interesting choice to have Kristen Wiig playing the main villain, Cheetah, in the next Wonder Woman movie.

I loved the first movie and I do enjoy Kristen Wiig in just about everything, so I'm hopeful that she'll be able to play a convincing bad gal without it being campy/cheesy.

I trust Patty Jenkin's taste, so let's get this movie started!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Infinite covers

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Entertainment Weekly is releasing fifteen unique covers for its upcoming focus on Avengers: Infinity War, which features over twenty-two superheroes from the Marvel Universe...

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You can see all of the covers here.

Enjoyable.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tully

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A new trailer for the upcoming Charlize Theron movie, Tully, was released today...



This definitely looks like something I might ugly-cry through, so I should probably start pre-planning now (stock up on ice cream, Sun Chips, and set aside an old long-sleeved sweatshirt), so that I'm fully prepared when it opens on April 20th.

Bring. It.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Danger, indeed

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The first full trailer for the Netflix reimagining of Lost In Space was released today...


This definitely gives us a better, overall, look and feel of the show. They are clearly focusing on a more realistic/darker version of the original series (no giant carrot people in sight). 

Plus, Parker Posey playing Doctor Smith...enjoyable. 

So far, I'm fairly impressed and looking forward to watching the first season when it premieres on April 13th.

Monday, March 5, 2018

She's baaaack

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The first teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns was released last night during the Oscars...



We don't get to see too much of Mary just yet, but it looks like the filmmakers are trying to capture the look and feel of the original movie, so that's encouraging.

The movie flies into theaters on Christmas Day.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hollywood shuffle

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It was announced today that the release date for Avengers: Infinity War has been moved up a week...

We’ve just hit March, and a date change for Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War means the sequel is officially less than two months away. The pic’s release has been moved up a week to April 27.

Bring. It.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Two wrecked

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The first trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet (ie. Wreck-It Ralph 2) was released today...



It looks like a fun movie, although I haven't seen the first one.

Guess I need to add that to my ever-growing list of things to watch.

It's a long list.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time after Time

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Two new A Wrinkle in Time posters were released today.

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I am really looking forward to this movie opening on March 9th!