Thursday, September 21, 2017

That Petty BIG BROTHER BB19 Finale


This latest season of Big Brother, BB19, was one of the usual set of new twists and surprises. And when Paul came into the house, along with other veterans, they became the instant targets by everyone in the Big Brother house.

And yet, with the aid of some gifted tricks, Paul not only survived the entire season, but managed to get wrangle the entire house into working with and for him. It was an amazing display of what I would call "assett management."

And as the season wore down and the final HoH competition loomed on the horizon, Paul had to start managing his assetts in to expecting being evicted by him, for his own game.

Then there was Cody... the self-proclaimed Paul hater. He seemed so detached or maybe, hate-focused on so many things in the house. I'm clearly not sure what makes him tick, except to maybe diss just about everyone around him. Hell, he could not even accept the most-popular player cash prize without some kind of sneer of disbelief. Folks, you did not vote well there.

But then when it all came down to it, Paul ended up sitting next to Josh for the final two for the jury to vote on. Josh!

I did not expect Josh to get past the first half of the season, considering what a loose, wildly emotional cannon he seemed to be. But he toned it down, um, after his musical frying pan stage, and with a few bouts of highly emotional crying, managed to survive and when the HoH competition when it was the most critical to win.

Then the jury voting began.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

COWBOY BEBOP Live-Action Series Coming To TV


It looks like someone feels like since the animated series of Cowboy Bebop was pretty popular, that they're going to take a swing at a live-action version of the animated series. It's been called one of the most successful anime series ever.

The premise behind Cowboy Bebop is that....

Humanity has left an uninhabitable planet Earth for colonized planets where space bounty hunters, called cowboys, make a living tracking down criminals. The show will follow the crew of the Bebop, piloted by a con artist, his partner, a former police officer, another con artist with amnesia, a hacker and a freaky intelligent corgi.


With that said, no cast has been announced yet... but for fans of the series, this could be pretty cool. Could be. Then again, when have we seen good adaptations of things like video games and what not?

But it will be executive produced by the same folks who did the original animated version.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Universal's Dark Universe Attempts to Expand


So Universal's Monsterverse, sorry, Dark Universe, has not been doing so good. They figured they would mirror Marvel's attempt at making a film universe, but so far, they seem to be floundering.

AT first, we had heard how various different films were going to be a part of the Dark Universe, and maybe I misunderstood, but I though 2010's The Wolfman, then 2014's Dracula Untold were starting this shared universe, but each film got trashed by Rotten Tomatoes. The Wolfman got 34% and Dracula Untold got 22%. But my take on both those films were different. I thought they weren't bad, though my experience was lounging on the couch watching them. The Wolfman was fun and Dracula Untold was a wonderful new take on the origin of Dracula and got a 6.3/10 on IMDb, while The Wolfman got a 5.8... not fantastic, but not a 34%.


But alas, Universal is knee-jerk reacting to things and not putting forth their best foot. It seems.

Then we got The Mummy, with Tom Cruise, and it crashed hard at the theater and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a whoppong 16%. And now... they have plans for the following films:

Frankenstein,
Bride of Frankenstein,
Dracula (AGAIN),
Creature from the Black Lagoon,
Phantom of the Opera,
Hunchback of Notre Dame, &
The Invisible Man.

But I'm not sure how they'll be tying them all in together. Especially with the Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 Emmy Awards Winners List


Below are the list of categories, nominees and winners from this year's Emmy Awards....


Best Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale (WINNER)
Better Call Saul
The Crown
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Comedy Series

Veep (WINNER)
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best Limited Series

Big Little Lies (WINNER)
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
Genius
The Night Of

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (WINNER)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (WINNER)
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (WINNER)
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta (WINNER)
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best TV Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero (WINNER)
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (WINNER)
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HELLBOY, LAST WEEK TONIGHT, CESAR MILAN And more...


What happens when you ask for too much money to reprise your role in Hawaii Five-0? You start looking at b-genre films.

Word on the street is that Daniel Dae Kim is looking to join the cast of the doomed Hellboy reboot. If he joins the cast, he'll be replacing Ed Skrein.

I mean, come on, this is a film where Milla Jovovich will be in and it won't be a film her husband is helming. That's gotta mean something too, right?

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Let's see... rummaging through notes...  Um, I already talked about ABC picking up a pilot for their Greatest American Hero REBOOT!

I'm Dying Up Here was renewed for a 2nd season by Showtime.

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Last Week Tonight just got the renewal nod from HBO... for THREE MORE SEASONS!!! Yes!!!

To be honest, if you haven't watched the show, it's a hard hitting news format kind of series where John Oliver picks a few subjects or people, does some serious-ass research, then RIPS THEM APART with facts and background info that will just blow you away.

Watching the show, you tend to also learn a ton about things you may have never really wanted to know.

How good is the show?

It is currently nominated for eight prime time Emmy awards and last year, won three Emmys.

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The Last Tycoon was CANCELLED hard by Amazon. Kelsey Grammer and Jennifer Beals will need to find work somewhere else now.

Z: The Beginning of Everything, apparently is ending, with Amazon NOT picking up a second season of that show.

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Alaska: The Last Frontier returns on October 1st.

THE CW announced it's upcoming Fall 2017 Saturday morning line up of information shows!

Starting October 7th, you are going to get A LOT of Cesar Milan...

8:00 a.m. “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan: Family Edition”
8:30 a.m. “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan: Family Edition”
9:00 a.m. “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan: Family Edition”
9:30 a.m. “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan: Family Edition”
10:00 a.m. “Brain Games: Family Edition”
10:30 a.m. “This Old House: Trade School”

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Celebrity BIG BROTHER, The New BACHELOR Named, CASSINI Plummet


I am sure you caught the announcement during one of the episodes, but CBS is going to have a Celebrity edition of Big Brother. It will be a special winter edition with the usual format of a few episodes a week, HOH and POV competitions. SO it will be pretty much the usual, but with celebrity house guests.

During the announcement, they did not mention any cast names but boy, the imagination got ticking!!!

Obviously, or hopefully, they'll staff the house with the usual good-looking, emotionally unstable house guests! And though they did not specify what kind of celebrity, I can only hope we get some great entertainment from this edition, whether it be out-of-date actors and athletes, much like Dancing With the Stars does. Or maybe celebrity past house guests... like Dr. Will and Boogey!

Either way, it should be fun for fans of the series.

Man... look at Paul wrangle this season's nest of house guests. Is he amazing or what? We'll see how far he gets or if the remaining house guests figure him out. I've love to see Paul and Christmas go to the end. Josh... well, he's likable, but a loose cannon!

The show is slated to premiere in the winter of 2018.

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ABC announced that Arie Luyendyk Jr. will be the next Bachelor looking for love on their hit dating game show, The Bachelor. And apparently ABC was going for someone else, but Arie was their last-minute choice!

Really, Arie? They have all those great guys out there and they pick this guy? He was on the show six years ago and he caused quite the stir then, with his questionable relationship status outside the game show just before going on, right?


Monday, September 11, 2017

Focus Features Acquires To LADY BIRD


via press release

TORONTO, CANADA, September 11, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired international rights to Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird, company chairman Peter Kujawski announced today. A24 and IAC Films are partners on the movie.  Focus will be handling distribution in all territories outside of North America. Lady Bird has emerged as one of the biggest breakouts of the fall season, winning rave reviews from its screenings at both the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals. Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill are the producers.

"With Lady Bird, Greta has proven herself to be both a brilliant illusionist and a towering filmmaker. She tricks us into believing this is an intimate story about a specific character, time, and place until the culmination of the laughter and the tears makes you realize it's actually a grand epic that is as universal, relatable and emotionally powerful as any story of mothers and daughters that has ever been put on film," said Focus Chairman Peter Kujawski.  "We couldn't be more honored to team with Greta and our friends at A24 and IAC to share her incredible work with audiences around the world."


WONDER WOMAN Movie Sequel Nabs Original Director!

WONDER WOMAN Movie Sequel Nabs Original Director, Patty Jenkins

It's no secret that Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot hit it out of the park on so many different levels, it wasn't even funny. But it was amazing! Hence, why it is still in some theaters. It has a 7.7/10 on IMDb and nabbed a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

And it's also some good news that Gal Gadot has signed on for the sequel. (Gotta say, this is one hell of a step up from her secondary role in Fast and Furious, right?)

Wonder Woman on Amazon. Pre-order today!

But the best news of all is that the director, whose vision brought Wonder Woman so successfully to the box office has signed on for the sequel!  Yep, Petty Jenkins has signed up to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman, which, right now, is due out in December of 2019!


VEEP's Final Season, HGTV Renewals, WILL is Dead!

VEEP Cancelled


HGTV renewed their lifestyle shows, Mexico Life, Caribbean Life, Beach Hunters and Beachfront Bargain Hunt. You may continue to live vicariously through HGTVs offerings!!!

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If you're an Ovation network fan and have a Roku device, it's time to rejoice!  Ovation launched a TV app called Ovation NOW and is available to subscribers on Roku.

There is a live feed and on-deman content.

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HBO's Veep will call it quits in 2018 when its seventh season concludes.


The show has pulled in 42 Emmy nominations, winning 12 of those noms but they said that they've pretty much gone through all the good material they can come up with and they don't want to start repeating themselves. It's been said that this last season will have a finality or end-of-series feel to it. So brace yourselves.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

STARSKY & HUTCH, Syfy Renewals, STAR WARS REBELS, Premiere Date Reminders


So remember my mentioning the Greatest American Hero reboot coming from ABC? Well, now Sony Pictures TV is pitching a Starsky and Hutch reboot to networks. They have The Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, helming the series.

It will be premiering or streaming on Amazon and it's been said that "The show will be a character-driven procedural that will deconstruct the buddy cop genre in the spirit of the “Guardians” franchise."

Hmm... I hate when a studio pitches a product to "be like" some other popular franchise, though, to be honest, considering it's James Gunn helming the rebooot, it makes sense. Or predictable.

Now you can add Starsky and Hutch to the "revivals" of The Munsters, Miami Vice, The Jetsons, SWAT, and Dynasty.  Yea, they're trying to get the term reboot buried under their new term, revival. Whatever.


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Renewals:

Fleabag was renewed for a second season by Amazon.

Killjoys got renewed by Syfy, but for its two final seasons, four and five. Which is a long-winded version of getting cancelled in two years. This just like how they just cancelled Dark Matter, right after their third season, now series finale, back on Aug 25th. I mean, what the hell, why even watch the show that I've stockpiled on my DVR now?

Last Chance U was renewed for a third season by Netflix. This new season will take place at Independence Community College located in Kansas.

Transparent was renewed for a fifth season by Amazon


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