This is a pretty entertaining animated story about how one of the producers of Game of Thrones decided to play the "Slap Game" with Jason Momoa one night at a bar. You can imagine how that might have turned out. Enjoy.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
It looks like Netflix is going to produce the revival of The Boys In The Band that played on Broadway last year for a limited time...
Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and the entire Broadway cast of last year’s The Boys in the Band will reunite, along with director Joe Mantello, for a Netflix film adaptation, producer Ryan Murphy announced today.
“The Broadway cast of Boys was so important to me,” Murphy wrote in an Instagram post, “and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.”
The 15-week limited engagement closed on Aug. 11, 2018, following a record-breaking run at the Booth. The production recouped its $3.5 million investment in the 11th week of its run, and in its final week smashed the Booth’s house record, taking a weekly gross of $1,152,649 (the theater’s previous record holder was 2015’s The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, with $1,113,192).
Murphy will be produce the film with David Stone and Ned Martel, with a debut on Netflix in 2020.
I am really excited that this is going to happen, since I couldn't see it last year on stage in NYC.
I love Netflix.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Very sad news today...
Georgia Engel, who earned two Emmy noms for playing Ted Baxter’s significant other Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore and three consecutive for Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. She was 70.
Engel joined The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1972 when it was a top 10 primetime series and would appear in nearly 60 episodes over its final five seasons. Her dim but well-meaning Georgette was the love interest of self-important anchorman Baxter (Ted Knight), who courted and eventually married her during the November 1975 sweep — though he didn’t seem all that prepared for it. They went on to adopt a child and later had one of their own.
She joined CBS’ mega-hit Everybody Loves Raymond during Season 7 in 2003 and would score back-to-back-to-back Guest Actress Emmy nominations for playing the mother-in-law of Brad Garrett’s Robert Barone. Engel continued to work in TV post-Raymond, appearing in episodes of such series as The Office, Two and a Half Men, Passions and Neighbours. She also recurred as Mamie in 20 episodes of Hot in Cleveland, TV Land’s first scripted series, and her final credit was a 2018 appearance in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.
Along with her work on the big and small screens, Engle appeared in four Broadway shows, including a star turn in the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone (2006-07). Earlier she trod the Main Stem boards in The Boys from Syracuse (2002), My One and Only (1983) and as a late-run replacement in the original production of Hello, Dolly! in 1969.
She was always entertaining on every show and certainly had a very long and successful career. You couldn't help but love her.
She will be missed, but very fondly remembered by many.
Monday, April 15, 2019
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The first full trailer for the Lion King was released today...
It's certainly looking like a cinematic epic with amazingly realistic CGI animals and landscapes. I have a feeling it's going to make just a "little" money when it's released on July 19th.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The first trailer for the upcoming continuation of Tales of the City on Netflix was released today...
I've enjoyed all three of the previous Tales of the City series and it's great that they got a lot of the original cast (especially Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis) to return for this fourth series of adventures.
I'm looking forward to watching this when it becomes available on June 7th.
Monday, April 8, 2019
To help tide you over until the final season of Game of Thrones starts airing THIS coming weekend, enjoy this new special effects featurette that goes into all of the amazing work that is put into creating the awesome visuals for the show...
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The first poster for the stand-alone movie, Joker, was released today.
I don't know that I need or want to see a movie just about the Joker, but it's good to know that it's there if I ever feel the need to see one.
The movie opens on October 4th.
Here is the first trailer for the film...
Just what DC needs...another sad/depressing comic character.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Great news today...
Netflix's The Umbrella Academy has been renewed for a second season. Based on the award-winning comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the first season of The Umbrella Academy proved to be an absolute hit for Netflix. It actually became the most in-demand superhero TV series, beating even The Flash. Production is expected to be underway from May 2019 through to September 2019.
I loved this series on Netflix. If you haven't watched it yet...do!