Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hear a Who

In preparation for the upcoming release of the new Doctor Who; Season 11 soundtrack, the BBC has released this beautiful video of the new Doctor's theme music...



This is the first season of the long-running BBC show that I've ever watched and I've really enjoyed it.

If you haven't checked it out...you should.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

What's up Doc?

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Seems we'll be getting another Doctor Strange movie...

Scott Derrickson, who directed 2016's Doctor Strange, has “quietly finalized a deal” to direct Doctor Strange 2. Marvel is now out to writers and the super tentative plan is for the film to be the studio’s May 2021 release.

I really enjoyed the first movie and, although his character got snapped away at the end of the last Avengers movie, it would appear that he'll likely find his way back.

Not shocking in any way, but I'm okay with that.

Very.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Endgame

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The first trailer for Avengers: Endgame was released today...



They did a good job of just teasing the movie, without giving away anything big....yet. I'm looking forward to a more action-packed trailer in the next month or so.

Until then....exciting!

The movie opens on April 28th.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Witch's honor

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It appears that the Coven witches from American Horror Story will be back again in a future season...

Following a devilish return for the Coven–Murder House crossover that was Apocalypse, co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Tuesday that the witches of Miss Robichaux’s Academy will be back at least once more in the coming seasons. 

“The witches will be back,” Murphy told Entertainment Tonight during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. “Not next season, but we have something really fun planned.”

I will say that this series has had a few seasons that I didn't like or watch, but Coven and Apocalypse have been two of my favorites and it was mainly because it focused on the witches.

I like witches.

A lot.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Marvel-ous

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A new Captain Marvel trailer was released last night...



This is really looking good and definitely focuses a bit more on the action and showing what kind of powers she packs under that mowhawk helmet.

Me likey.

I'll definitely be there when it opens on March 8th.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Ken Berry

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Very sad news over the weekend...

Ken Berry, who is best known for his roles in the classic TV shows Mama’s Family and F-Troop, died Saturday. He was 85. 

Berry is known for role as Vinton in classic TV shows such as Vicki Lawrence’s Mama’s Family. He also starred as Sam Jones in The Andy Griffith Show spinoff Mayberry R.F.D. But it was his role as Captain Parmenter in ABC’s F Troop that was his claim to fame. The show only aired two seasons from 1965-1967. 

He was a member of The Billy Barnes Review performance ensemble and was part of Lucille Ball’s talent development program at Desilu. He was also a guest star on The Lucy Show. Hos other credits include. The Bob Newhart Show, The Julie Andrews Hour, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Donny & Marie Show, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, CHiPs,The Golden Girls, and several Mitzi Gaynor specials. On the big screen, he starred in Disney pics Herbie Rides Again and The Cat From Outer Space.

He was always fun to watch in anything he did and certainly had a very long and successful career.

He will be missed.

Friday, November 30, 2018

How Dare you

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Well, this is a shame...

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

I really liked Daredevil and am bummed that it won't get another season. But, it's possible he may show up in a season of Punisher or Jessica Jones or, maybe, one of the Marvel movies.

I guess time will tell.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

OH, Christmas tree!

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These are my two favorite meme's about the White House red Christmas trees...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Great Scotch!

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Beam that to your Ten Forward vodka shelf when it becomes available next Spring.

Make it so.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fairie Dame

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The first trailer for Artemis Fowl was released today...



I know nothing about this series of books. However, I love me some fantasy movies and any film that can get Judi Dench to play Commander Root, the head of the Fairie Police, has definitely got my attention.

The movie opens on August 19th.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Leggo my Lego

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Ever wondered how long it would take you to poop out a Lego?

Pediatricians in the UK have finally answered one of life’s grand riddles: Just how long would it take for a Lego toy accidentally swallowed by someone to gracefully make its way back out? 

The answer comes courtesy of a recent study published last week in The Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. The six authors of the study all volunteered themselves to ingest the head of a typical Lego figurine. On average, the authors reported, it took 1.71 days for the Lego poop to finally emerge, at least for those who actually found it. One of the doctors never spotted their toy, meaning they either just missed it or that the head might have gotten stuck somewhere along the gut, destined to come out at some other inopportune time or just languish in the body for years to come.

“A toy object quickly passes through adult subjects with no complications,” they wrote. “This will reassure parents, and the authors advocate that no parent should be expected to search through their child’s feces to prove object retrieval.”

You're welcome.

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Circle of Life

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The first trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King was released today...



It's looking pretty spectacular, so far.

We'll get the full scoop when it opens on July 19th.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Protector of the deep

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The final trailer for Aquaman was released today...



I am actually hopeful that this movie might be fun and, possibly, even good.

Don't disappoint me, Jason Momoa!

We'll find out when the movie opens on December 21st.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shields Up!

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Looks like Agents of Shield just received a seventh season renewal, even though the sixth season won't air until the summer of 2019...

ABC has just given Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD a huge vote of confidence with an order for a seventh season of the show, months before the sixth season even premieres. 

The end of season five back in May came with lots of questions because of the proximity, both in real life and in the story, to the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Ultimately, Thanos’ snap didn’t play out on SHIELD, but with two seasons now locked in, it’s certainly possible some remnants of that could be addressed. 

Plus, by the time season six comes around next year, fans will once again be familiarized with both SHIELD and Agent Coulson, thanks to their roles in Captain Marvel (releasing in March 2019). While we have no clue what Avengers 4 will hold—time travel, reset, dead characters, who knows—almost any of that could impact the story moving forward.

I really like this show and thought that this upcoming sixth season was the final one. So, I'm glad that it's already locked in for a seventh season.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Roy Clark

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Sad news today...

Roy Clark, a Country Music Hall of Fame member celebrated equally for his sense of humor and his instrumental wizardry, has died. He was 85.

Apart from his long string of country hits (1963-1989), Clark was a major television personality, both as co-host with Buck Owens of the Hee Haw music and comedy series (1969-1994) and as a frequent guest and substitute host on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson. 

In 1969, he signed on to co-host the short-lived CBS TV variety show, Hee Haw. Of course, that show transformed itself into the long-running series which lasted until 1994. Clark won additional fame on Hee Haw as a member of the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, an ensemble that also featured Owens, Grandpa Jones and Kenny Price. 

The music industry awarded Clark lavishly. The Country Music Association alone conferred upon him seven major trophies, among them entertainer, comedian and musician of the year. In 1982, he won the best country instrumental Grammy for his recording of “Alabama Jubilee.” 

As a philanthropist, Clark made major contributions to such institutions as Children’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., and the Hollenbeck Youth Center in Los Angeles. He is also is memorialized in the Roy Clark Emergency Treatment Center in Farmville, Va., and the Roy Clark Wing of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

I remember watching Hee Haw with my parents growing up and can, to this day, still remember many of the silly bits, songs ("Gloom, dispair and agony on me...") and skits. I didn't realize it ran for 25 years. Pretty amazing for a show of that kind.

He will be missed, but very fondly remembered.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The end is near

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Some good news today...

It’s official. The anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will launch in April 2019.

Can't wait!!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Stan Lee

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Very sad news today...

Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95. 

Born Stanley Lieber in 1922, Lee began his career in comics as a gofer/Guy Friday, thanks to his uncle Robbie Solomon. His roots at Marvel go back to 1939, when the company was still called Timely Comics. He worked his way up from small fill-in writing assignments to becoming an increasingly important figure, eventually becoming editor-in-chief in 1941. After Timely became Atlas and the WWII-era superhero fad cooled, Lee worked on romance, monster, and cowboy comics. 

Lee’s crowning triumph came when the publisher was at the brink of failure in the late 1950s. He was given carte blanche to try out new superhero concepts and, in collaboration with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and other artists, delivered the building blocks of what would later become the Marvel Universe in 1961. The Marvel approach was to humanize its superheroes, giving them flaws and foibles that felt fresh in comparison to the prevailing execution from rival DC Comics. Marvel’s success was synonymous with the Stan Lee name, and the words “Stan Lee Presents” preceded story title and company pronouncements for decades. 

When Marvel hit hard times and declared bankruptcy in 1998, the company voided Lee’s contract. The move was seen as a disrespectful dismissal to one of the company’s founding fathers and Marvel’s corporate leadership eventually signed Lee back on as a symbolic figurehead, cutting him a hefty seven-figure salary and participation on any profits made from TV and movie adaptations. 

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He continued as a jovial presence at conventions for decades—including a Los Angeles-based gathering once branded as Stan Lee’s Comikaze—and began making cameos in the blockbuster movies based on the characters he helped birth.

He had an amazing life and ended up making a long-lasting career out of creating iconic comic characters that have become such an integral part of the entertainment industry and Pop Culture to this day.

He will be missed, but remembered for a VERY long time.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Sleepingpool

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The poster for the upcoming PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 was released today...

Ryan Reynolds has shared the new Once Upon a Deadpool poster, featuring his titular character and Fred Savage riding on top of a reindeer for Deadpool 2’s PG-13 cut that will be arriving in theaters for a limited time starting on December 12 and ending on Christmas Eve. 

Once Upon a Deadpool will contain footage from Deadpool 2, but edited down to a PG-13 format which means cutting some of the violence and language. Fans can also expect new footage “in the form of a framing sequence” in the revamped film that Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick devised for the project. 

Savage will reprise his role from the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride, in the new framing sequence alongside Reynold’s Deadpool. Eight scenes were filmed for the new footage in the upcoming project.

I'll be really curious to see how this is received and how they were capable of editing that film down to anything near a PG-13 rating. My guess is that there will be a lot of funny things done in the editing room and said in those new scenes to make sure it's still just as hilarious as the original.

I may just have to see that.

That version of the film opens on December 12th.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Under the sea

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A set of new Aquaman character posters were released today...

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Enjoyable.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Deadpool Visual Effects reel

It's really amazing how realistic special effects have become over the past couple of years. If you enjoy the Deadpool movies, as I do, you'll enjoy this video...

Friday, November 2, 2018

These is bloody shoes

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Barbra Streisand joined James Corden for another fun episode of Carpool Karaoke...



For a 76-year old woman, she's still got a pretty amazing voice and it's nice to see her do something fun like this (even though she is obviously promoting her new album).

I don't plan to rain on her parade.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

When they come for you

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I don't know that we needed a third Bad Boys movie.

But, we're getting one anyway.

It should be fine on Netflix when it finally makes it there.

I'll wait.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Let the game begin

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Netflix released the first shot of Henry Cavill as The Witcher today and, so far, he's looking very much like the title character from the game.

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I'm in.

The series premieres sometime in 2019.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bird's the word

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This Netflix movie looks good...



I like Sandra Bullock and the movie A Quiet Place. So, this looks like that, except with blindfolds.

We'll see how good it is when it becomes available on Netflix on December 21st.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Flash-back

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Here is a pic of John Wesley Shipp (the original Flash in the 1990's series) filming the CW crossover event Elseworlds.

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Looks like this 3-night event is going to be a lot of fun when it starts on December 9th.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sigh

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I know that it probably makes more sense to release the new Wonder Woman movie in June with the other blockbusters (rather than November 1st, 2019), but this is how I feel about having to wait an additional seven months to see it...

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That is all.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ugly-Cry

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The full trailer for Ben Is Back was released today...



"Just tell me, Son, where you want me to bury you."

I'm gonna be a mess when I see this.

You have been warned.

The movie opens on December 7th.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Storm Chasers

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For those of you in the path of the Hurricane, be careful out there and keep an eye out for unexpected items flying out into the streets.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Relatively speaking

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The first image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman was released today.

The CW has released a first look photo of Ruby Rose suited up as Batwoman, who will first appear in the annual DC superhero crossover event, titled Elseworlds, as well as the Batwoman series that is currently in development from producer Greg Berlanti. 

Elseworlds, the annual Arrowverse crossover, will take place in Gotham City. The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11. 

This story will mark Ruby Rose’s debut as Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. While Kate is Bruce Wayne’s cousin in the DC Universe, the Batman isn’t expected to appear in this story or anywhere else in the Arrowverse any time soon. 

In the CW’s Batwoman, written by Caroline Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Another character I know nothing about. However, I always enjoy the CW crossover event each year, so am looking forward to seeing how this character blends in with the others.

I'll be especially interested to see how they explain how she's wandering around Gotham City fighting crime and her cousin, Batman/Bruce Wayne, just "happens" to not be around.

Supergirl eventually had to bring in Superman and, I'm guessing, Batman will have to come into the picture at some point, if the Batwoman show goes to series.

Time will tell.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Classic Pop

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A couple of new trailers were released over the weekend with some blasts from the past. First, the new Aquaman trailer revealed, not only more action and a longer look at the film, but a glimpse of Jason Momoa donning the original costume...



I know that trailers can be deceiving, but they are really doing a good job of balancing action, visuals, and fun.

Me likey and I'll be there when it opens on December 21st.

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Star Trek: Discovery also released a trailer for their upcoming second season and it revealed a lot of new surprises, including a first look at Spock...



I still refuse to pay for CBS All Access (it's cheaper to buy the DVDs each season, which I recently did for Season One), but I look forward to watching this new season next year when the DVD is available.

Until then, everyone else can watch it when it premieres on January 17th.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Who are you?

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The first full trailer was released for the third season of Daredevil today...



This is a trailer that focuses on the "other" Daredevil in the trailer...the character of Bullseye.



I've really enjoyed the first two seasons and can't wait for this one to become available on Netflix October 19th.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Half-breed

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The final trailer for Netflix's upcoming The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released today...



It certainly looks MUCH different than the old Sabrina the Teenage Witch cartoon and TV series.

And that's definitely okay.

The series becomes available on October 26th.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Cool your Jets

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The first trailer for Rocketman was released today...



Taron Egerton (the star of the Kingsman movies, which I enjoy) certainly looks a lot different here than he usually does and, so far, actually sounds like he might be able to sing.

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We'll see if he does Elton John proud when the movie opens on May 31st.

Friday, September 28, 2018

You are not broken

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The first trailer for Dark Phoenix was released today...



It seems to have a bit more serious tone than the previous ones and, so far, it's looking pretty good.

Hopefully the movie will live up to the trailer when it comes out on February 14th.