Thursday, October 27, 2016


Here's a bit of quick TV news bites... for those of you without a ton of time to read filler banter, but want to know what's going on. (Crap... that was filler banter, wasn't it?)

Christopher Lloyd is joining the cast of Syfy's 12 Monkeys in its third season. It will be crazy to see Lloyd play a "deadly cult leader."

FX renewed American Crime Story for a third season. (No, the second season had not aired yet. It's due out in 2017, so this third season thing can still be cut off at the knees of for someone reason no one tunes into the second season of the show.)

America's Next Top Model will be premiering in its new network, VH1, on Monday, December 12th. (I know, it's like the in-laws that just won't leave!)

CBS has ordered a new game show, Candy Crush, based on the mobile app game.

Guilt was cancelled by Freeform. There will be no second season of the show.

The Loud House was given a go for a third season on Nickelodeon.

Salvation is a new series from Alex Kurtzman, coming to CBS for the 2017 summer TV season. The show is about an MIT grad student and a techie who tell a low-level Pentagon official that an asteroid is going to hit the Earth in six months.

Gwen Stafani will be returning to The Voice in the next season or "the spring edition" of the show. She'll be taking her seat back from Miley Cyrus. Miley will pop back in after the next season.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

POKEMON GO, Pesky Third Party Trackers, Upcoming Goodies

The top two-thirds of this piece are observational opinions. The bottom third is where we get to the upcoming cool stuff from Niantic.


Depending on what side of the fence you are on, third party trackers that dig up where monsters (mons) are in Pokemon Go can be a god-send for some if not all the players who partake in the chase of this digital mons fighting ring. For the casual player the trackers are a blessing.

I for one, being a casual player, don't have time to go "hunt" down wild Pokemon! But I do enjoy playing or tinkering with the game at my odd, quiet moments. I make a few minutes a day for it and sometimes find myself doing chores where I choose to walk instead of drive or ride a bike. (Though it pisses me off that you can't just ride a bike... you have to go so slow on a bike, you almost fall over as you wobble around at under 6 mph. And recently, Niantic shut down Pokemon showing up in your app when on a train, bus or in a car. Thanks guys. Keeping that downward slide of users going!)

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So the third party trackers are fun. HEY, if I'm sitting at my desk and I pull up a tracker and see that a Drowzee or Ryhorn is just a few hundred feet away in a specific spot, I will probably pause my DVR or take a bit of a break from work, crank up my game and run after it!

But if I pull up my PoGo app, see on the radar that a Drowzee is nearby, I am not inspired because I have no way of knowing which direction to go looking for it. SO I'm not going to waste my time. It's as simple as that.

I won't waste my time because I don't know how long it will be around, or if I finally do find it, will I only get one ball toss chance to catch it before it leaves when its time is up, etc.. No, that's how I get pissed off at Niantic, when I throw an Ultra ball at a 100CP mon and it escapes and leaves my area because its time is up.

Monday, October 24, 2016


So I decided to go ahead and check out Syfy's Shadows of the Dead that aired this last weekend.

The cast included Kennedy Tucker, Lisa Cole (Detective Force), Lindsay Elston, James Gaisford, Brian Maierhofer (Love & Other Ingredients). It was directed by John Ross, which it looks like this might be his first real directorial gig.

With that said, my quick take on the film is that the story is a great story, done well, but it takes way too long to tell the tale and the music chosen to create the ambience just kept droning on and on in an attempt to create a somber feeling to the story. (I presume)

The story is about a shadow monster needing to kill people who end up getting marked for death by it, and as the film goes on, you can see it hunt its victims down and finding them, no matter what they do.

If you back up and look at the overall theme of the film, you can see and feel this "Final Destination" vibe. But Ross takes way too long to tell the tale.

This was a two-hour TV movie and if it had been trimmed down to 90-minutes, I think it would have been much better.

All in all, It's an OK movie with a fun story and monster behind it all.

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Syfy stuff on Amazon

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POKEMON GO HOLIDAY Halloween In-Game Event

POKEMON GO Halloween Game Event

Hey gang, I just caught a piece over Game Rant that Pokemon-Go is have a Halloween Event special IN THE APP, running from October 26th to November 1st. So aside from AMCs Fear Fest or Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween television programming, we now have ourselves some PoGo Halloween fun!

The special event will be run from within the app, so there's nothing any user has to do but enjoy the bonuses in the game during this scary part of the year.

First up, we'll be seeing MORE spooky ghost Pokemon all over the place. Specifically, gen 1 versions of the ghastly little ghouls and the like, such as Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat. (Drowzees are cute, with their little wiggly fingers...)

BUT there's something else that is going to occur within the dates of Oct 26 to Nov 1: users will be getting MORE CANDY!

-Normal catches, transferring Pokemon to the Professor and hatching Pokemon will net you double the candies you normally get.

-Buddy Pokemon will earn four times as much candy as normal!


This will be a fun period of time from Niantic, though to be honest, I'd love it if we also reaped bonus multipliers on the Stardust so we could put these bonus candies to good use! Right?

OR if there was a glitch and the special ran longer than intended!  OK, now I'm getting greedy!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Who Was Deborah Gresham, THE TALKING DEAD

At the end of this week's The Walking Dead companion show, The Talking Dead show, we saw a memorial saying,

"In Loving Memory of Deborah Gresham. A huge fan forever in our hearts."

Who was Deborah Gresham?

Deborah was the originator of a Walking Dead Facebook fan page called Zombie Killers two. It's a 'closed group,' but it has just under 21,000 members.


Sadly, Deborah was killed in a traffic accident when a car hit her while she was riding her bicycle in Orange County, California.

The driver of the car had been arrested on "Suspicion of felony hit and run, felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter." Turns out that after the collision, he had driven home, but witnesses had followed him home.

She was the 63rd bicycle fatality in CA this year.  That's such a sad way to pass.


She must have been a very energetic person, who had a passion for The Walking Dead. Running FaceBook pages takes a lot of work and dedication.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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bikinginla: deborah gresham

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Remake, A Karaoke Version With An Audience

Well, Fox's remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, has come and gone and Fox took the very safe route of pretty much, letter for letter, redoing the original 1975 film that is still filling movie theaters with midnight screenings and their huge cult following.

The remake itself pulled in just under 5 million viewers, which according to sources, was a huge disappointment as far as musicals on TV go. Then again, it aired against Thursday Night Football. Despite that, everything else in the same time slot outperformed this Rocky copy.

And just in case you were wondering if any lip-syncing was taking place, technically, there was. But it was the cast lip-syncing to their own pre-recorded songs.

Then there was the addition of the pseudo live movie theater audience watching the show, much like cult fans do at the midnight screenings.  So that was different, but a weak try at making it somehow or somewhat original, as far as remakes go.

But as I watched it, I thought I would compare today's remake against the original Rocky Horror, and see where it stood out or fell short.

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Brad Majors, played by Ryan McCartan, was on par with the original, played by  Barry Bostwick.

Janet Weiss, played by Victoria Justice,  was a nice change up, as she took the most initiative in how she delivered her songs, and was the sexiest part of the entire show. She did the part justice, shining above par from the role played originally by Susan Sarandon.

Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) was a good, honest recreation of the original, with a bit of a punk rocker twist.

DID YOU KNOW that the original actor who played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, wrote the original musical stage show that inspired the first movie. And he co-wrote the '75 film.

SUPERGIRL on CW, A Perspective

Well, Supergirl completed the move from CBS to The CW, and we got a decent taste of what is to come in the upcoming season. We got our taste of Superman, Cat Grant, Supergirl and the rest of the gang.

As the show was moving to The CW, we had expectations and promises. We "knew" that Calista Flockhart was going to move with the show to its new production location and what not.

But some things were, shall we say, temporary.

We knew that Superman was only going to be around for an episode or two, but when we had heard that Flockhart was coming with the show, we didn't expect it to be for an episode or two. And per sources, they say she's slated to return for a few episodes here and there, but the production team has yet to set any dates for that return, stating how busy she is.  Phfft.

So at the end of the second episode, Kara has a new, hard-edged boss and Cat is leaving town.

Cat was half the soul of the show. I hope her leaving does not ding the series ratings. They did tease a lot of CGI action, which confuses me a bit, considering the series just left the money bag network and hit up the network that has more of a tighter budget.

Well, as the season progresses, we've heard that despite the comics cannon, Jimmy Olsen will be becoming his own superhero. That should boost up the story a bit.

I hope the show keeps up the standards it set back on CBS...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Upcoming Comic-Book Movie Release Dates

As of today, this is how the landscape looks like for the next few years for comic-book, superhero movie release dates. So check out the dates below, as they stand today, and plot and plan saving your money for what film or films you really want to see... (if you're on a budget).

Of course, these dates can always be subject to change when other situations or opportunities come up for the distributors. Right?

Doctor Strange (11-6-16)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec 2016)

Guardians (2-23-17) (Russian Film, see my bit on it here.)

Wolverine Sequel, Logan, (March 2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II (May 2017)

Wonder Woman (June 2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (Nov 2017)

The Justice League (Nov 2017)

Star Wars Episode VIII (Dec 2017)

Black Panther (Feb 2018)

The Flash (Mar 2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (May 2018)

Dont' Waste Poke Coins On POKEMON GO Incense, Get The Incubator Instead

Dont' Waste Coins On POKEMON GO Incense

I will usually give something two tries, and on the rare occasion, three, to see if something is worth it or not. For my Pokemon Go experience, I have tried the incense module five times now.  The first two times I did not know any better and I thought it was fun to kick back in my living room, around midnight, watching TV, and cranking up the PoGo incense.

There are tactical ways to use this feature... use it in regions where the Pokemon you want, hang out. If you go to a down-town area, get ready for a hoard of pigeons, monkeys and a case of the digital crabs.

The common recommendation is to use incense while walking. (It is a walking game, they say!)

But something caused me to take note of this added feature and I started paying close attention to a few things. And after a bit of scrutiny, I have now decided to say that I will...

Never Drop Another Poke Coin on Incense in Pokemon Go... Ever Again

Or at least that's how I'm going to go about this.  But why, do you ask, will I never drop hard-earned poke-coins on incense?

Glad you asked!


Thursday, October 20, 2016


Everyone out there is calling this the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2... but Marvel Entertainment is calling it a sneak peek. Sooo, sneak peek trailer? I would think Marvel knows what they're saying, but heck, for whatever it's called, here's the first trailer-like preview of Vol 2!

Here you go...


(Great, I can't get that song out of my head now....)

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