The weekend box: BOSS BABY knocked BEAUTY AND THE BEAST out of the top spot// $51.6 mil for Baldwin animated while real life remake of animated BEAUTY tallies up at $48.6 mil for the week and $396.5 for week 3.. The flop of the week: GHOST IN THE SHELL stays in its shell with $20.3, POWERS RANGERS crashes to 4th place in week 2.. SKULL ISLAND stays in top 5 in its 4th week…
SUNDAY APRIL 2 2017
THE KIDS AREN’T ALRIGHT: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook and watched by about 40 people who didn’t report it to authorities, police said late Saturday.. In custody..
Dateline Columbia: Rescuers in southern Colombia scrambled overnight to reach hundreds of victims still missing more than 24 hours since devastating mudslides tore through entire villages…
The man accused of arson in a fire that collapsed part of an elevated interstate in Atlanta, triggering what’s expected to be months of traffic headaches in one of the nation’s most congested cities, is being held on $200,000 bond … suspect due in court..
Three people have been charged in connection to a Thursday fire north of downtown Atlanta that resulted in the collapse of an elevated span of Interstate 85, a major city thoroughfare that connects five states… May have been smoking crack..
Mnuchin says joke about ‘Lego Batman Movie’ was mistake .. In a letter Friday to the head of the Office of Government Ethics, Mnuchin says it was a mistake for him last week to jokingly urge parents to send their kids to see “The Lego Batman Movie.” Mnuchin was an executive producer of the top-grossing movie, which is still in theaters…
FRIDAY MARCH 31 2017IT remake a remake worth it? but is it a remake.. a re-done adaptation of a book? … the argument takes place on BLOODY DISGUSTING..
IT‘s trailer has broken all online global traffic records with 197 million views in the first 24 hours; the previous record holder was The Fate of the Furious, which had 139 million views in 24 hours. To date, the IT trailer has now reached 246 million views.. The clown prince of horror is set for September.. get ready for small town clowns to abound starting around August..
President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday — without actually signing the orders. During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the US election in return for immunity from prosecution.The President ignored the questions and moved to another room, only to be chased by Vice President Mike Pence, who picked up the folders containing the two executive orders.. Trump later signed the pair of orders aimed at identifying and targeting foreign trade abuses, according to the White House, but behind closed doors!!
Warner Bros. Pictures finally answered the question of who would direct The Batman after the departure of Ben Affleck from the director’s chair last month today, with a very dry press release naming Matt Reeves to the job..
I took this photo last night leaving a local diner with my wife and son, Ayden. We took him there for some celebratory ice cream for his 6th birthday.. A shocking and dazzling array of clouds formed as the late winter sun set.. it was unusually warm, it was actually quite beautiful.. And this image, to me at least, is a striking homage to small town America.. memories of childhood.. nostalgia of days gone. Simple times. Birthday ice cream..
And days that go by faster than a small twist with sprinkles melts in a dish..
Happy 6th Ayden.
Very odd Google street view coincidence: Michele Noad, 52, told pal Rick Hodge she would be standing on the corner outside Somerset County Council in Taunton where she works. But when he tapped the location into Google Maps to plan his journey Rick, 54, was shown a photo of his destination – featuring Michele standing on the same corner.He arrived at the location to find consultant Michele standing in the very same spot she had been photographed by Google five months earlier.
Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades…
Christmas is the time to say I love you.. in Palmyra it is the time for a horrendous battle that goes back and forth between ISIS and other rebels in the endless Syrian civil war.. Control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has been going back and forth between government forces and so-called Islamic State, reports say.. A developing story..
The BYE BYE MAN looks really, really freaky.. Set in 1990s Wisconsin, when three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name.. The release: January 13 2017 (A smart move! People like horror after holidays and especially during the cold month of January. The timing may work perfectly) ..
THE SEASON begins to win: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY winning against MOANA in early box office numbers. But it’s weak.. and the Disney picture still has a chance to win.. back to the ugly sweaters of the raunchy OFFICE: It brought in $6.6 million as of Friday and is expected to finish the weekend at about $17 million. That’s slightly below expectations of $20 million in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday..
Bad news for the fever: If you’re trying to spice up a love life in the bed room, you may want to avoid Justin Bieber.. new survey finds that his music is a a major turn off to love..
Speaking of MOANA, it was a holiday hit: Box offices for the Disney film was $81.1 mil while ALLIED and BAD SANTA 2 struggled in the family friendly atmosphere.. MORE.. Moana topped the extended holiday box office with the second largest five-day Thanksgiving opening of all-time and the third largest three-day Thanksgiving opening of all-time, leading a top twelve that grossed a combined $173 million. Moana was, however, the only real success story..
Scientists claim: West Antarctic ice shelf is breaking up from the inside out.. // It’s generally accepted that it’s no longer a question of whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, it’s a question of when,” said study leader Ian Howat, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State. “This kind of rifting behavior provides another mechanism for rapid retreat of these glaciers, adding to the probability that we may see significant collapse of West Antarctica in our lifetimes.”
Study claims that, yes, time travel IS POSSIBLE.. Dr Michael Hall and Professor Howard Wiseman from the Center say that parallel universes are not science fiction. They explain that if multiple, interacting universes exist, time travelers then could visit Earth… BUT… detractors abound: Other physics experts are divided on the theory. Dr Lawrence Kraus from the Arizona State University is skeptical of the hypothesis. Huffington Post cites a Czech Republic physicist who says the theory is “a hopeless enterprise and a huge waste of time.”
Gobble until you wobble.. Eat until defeat.. avoid the political talk and the Donald Trump heat..It has been a while since I did a news run down . . no better time than a holiday to get that running. For your viewing displeasure or regurgitation, the latest goings-on across the world on this Thanksgiving..
Always recall this when discovering history: Ignorance is usually bliss.. On this Thanksgiving, it’s easier to devour a pumpkin pie with TURKEY NOT knowing this: Abraham Lincoln declared in 1863 that Thanksgiving Day would be a national holiday on the last Thursday in November. He also ordered troops to march against Sioux Indian..
Beebs gone wild: Bieber accused of punching a fan.. But .. for the first time perhaps ever, I am going to rush to Justin’s defense.. A group of screaming fans are greeting the car containing Bieber when a man sticks his hand in the window and appears to touch the singer.
Bieber’s hand can then be seen making contact with the man’s face. Perhaps deservedly so..
Kanye West gone wild: According to the normally reliable TMZ, the situation is worse than sleep and water problems for the star.. A well-connected Kanye source tells us Kanye’s psychological problems are significant enough so that his insurance policy — which covers lost profits and financial obligations for cancelled concerts due to illness — will almost certainly cover the losses for the 21 concerts he’s cancelled … But it still seems very strange that the moment West began slamming JAY-Z and publicly supporting Donald Trump, the white coats took him away ‘ha ha, ha ha’.. (pause for appreciation on the old song reference)
On the other hand, the movie TROLLS was less than desirable. I had hoped for more.
And on a final note about movies.. I realized recently that since having a child, the chances of me going to see a sci-fi, horror, or action movie have diminished considerably, going instead to children’s flicks. But you know what? I think I’m actually quite okay with that..
Three are critical and 9 in intensive care in Australia after rare thunderstorm asthma.. Doctors were amazed there were not more fatalities given the numbers of people who suffered cardiac arrests and struggled to breathe when a wild thunderstorm struck Melbourne on Monday night, Victoria state Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.The storm caused rain-sodden ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city, with ruptured particles penetrating deep into lungs. Almost one third of patients who suffered asthma attacks on Monday reported never having asthma before..
BY PLANE, BY TRAIN, BY AUTOMOBILE!
AMERICA COMES HOME FOR THANKSGIVING 2016
IS ANYONE READY FOR THIS!?
MONDAY AUGUST 22 2016
The RIO games over.. The final conclusion may be that these were the dullest Olympics ever to air.. and speaking of airing, the criticism is hardcore for NBC, which seemingly messed up the coverage from day one.. The biggest news story that came from the games is Ryan Lochte’s robbery story gone bad..
Despite the bad ratings, one person thinks they may have been the best Olympics in all of history..
REAL LIFE GHOSTBUSTERS!!? Mysterious green slime bubbles up from sewers in Utah town.. The foam came from the Welby Jacob Canal, which is connected to the Jordan River – which is Utah Lake’s only river outlet .. But health officials believe foam may have been caused by chemicals used for a moss removal process in the canal ..
Stay tuned for this next week: A meteor shower is seen from earth when hundreds of celestial lights enter the night sky. The world will be privy to one coming up called Delta Aquarids..
We need to get to Mars.. perhaps someone at NASA releases that.. NASA has sent a team of astronauts to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission to prepare for future deep space missions and the journey to Mars…
In July 2016, an international team of astronomers announced they had discovered more than 100 new planets using this telescope… just imagine what is out there? Just imagine what we can find…
IT’S DEAD!! The videocassette recorder that revolutionized home entertainment by allowing television audiences to capture their favorite shows on tape and watch them at their leisure will die later this month after a decade-long battle with obsolescence. It is roughly 60 years old… Tapes will now be gone. Not forgotten.. Websites like LEGACY.COM will be increasingly popular over the next few months..
New SUICIDE SQUAD trailer features the JOKER…
MORE: “What Jared has done is absolutely incredible,” director David Ayer said back in March. “When he steps onto the set the world stops. Everything stops. What he’s done is so powerful, so menacing, so palpable, you can feel him. The crew stops working and just watches him. I have to get everybody going again because he’s so fascinating.”..
A 19-year-old man and his 16-year-old friend were sitting in a car on Primrose Lane playing Pokémon Go around 1:30 a.m., when a man walked out of his house nearby and fired shots at the car, according to a news release from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office… the event Took place in Florida..
Last night my friend told that Pokemon hunters were trampling around his property at midnight..
New DARTH VADER movie announced / with a twist.. it appears that Darth Vader is going to be getting his very own story as part of a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience that will put you personally in the action of Vader’s adventures..
The FBI is moving on! the DB COOPER case may never be solved! MORE: “During the course of the 45-year NORJAK investigation, the FBI exhaustively reviewed all credible leads, coordinated between multiple field offices to conduct searches, collected all available evidence, and interviewed all identified witnesses,” the statement says, referring to the phrase “Northwest hijacking.” “Over the years, the FBI has applied numerous new and innovative investigative techniques, as well as examined countless items at the FBI Laboratory.” “Evidence obtained during the course of the investigation will now be preserved for historical purposes at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.,” the statement adds…
THE NINJA TURTLES ARRIVE: 4,071 THEATERS STRONG: TMNT2 will come out of the shadows for box office brawl with X-MEN in Summer Epic weekend.. The green machine will win. DESPITE the bad reviews and negative press.. The reviews? Awful..
On May 12, Tumblr revealed that it had just found out about a 2013 data breach affecting “a set” of users’ email addresses and passwords, but the company refused to reveal how many users were affected… Cue the new information being revealed: HACKERS TOOK 65 MILLION PASSWORDS..
I watched the movie SLEEPERS early today on HBO.. Truly forgot what a monumental and amazing 1996 movie it was.. still watchable the same way today as it was when I was 16.. the ‘true story’ aspect caused me to research that a bit more to spark my memory.. Found this link too.. As far as the truth? Perhaps all of the similar revelations from various ‘respected’ societal institutions that have arisen since 1996 can give you the clue as to whether SLEEPERS was true. I say it was..
The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats…
MAYBE? Australia will examine a piece of suspected plane debris found east of Africa on a Mauritian island to determine whether it is a part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370..
A strong earthquake hit off of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, but authorities said any threat of a tsunami had mostly passed, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.. 6.9 quake..
Real news has been pretty harsh as of late.. I just read an article about a child, too close to home, who killed himself because of bullying at his school.. he was 12. Twelve.. a young beautiful child.. at 12 .. dead because of hateful words and evil messages ..
This life isn’t long. It is filled with rage and over zealous self righteousness .. Let’s get a little real and get a little better. Nice guys finish last? Who the hell cares. Be proud at the final before you succumb to nightmares of grief and pain being number 1.