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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stephen King's new IT and Reboots




What do you think of this new IT?


Will it scare up enough profits to be worth making? 

Will it be entertaining enough to be worth watching?



I prefer awe, wonder, and beauty in my theater movies,

so I am interested in seeing Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets.

How about you? 

What new movies are you interested in seeing these next few months?

Did you know that 120 reboots and sequels are scheduled to be made in the next 2 years?

Ouch!

The Matrix, Scarface, Ace Ventura, Charlie's Angels,

The Fly, The Little Shop of Horrors, Zorro Reborn,

The Legend of Conan, An American Werewolf in London,

Alien Nation, Big Trouble in Little China, The Birds,

Death Wish, Escape From New York, Flight of the Navigator, The Green Hornet

And The Highlander!

(There can be only one indeed!)

The list goes depressingly on.

But it is not the lack of originality that is to blame.

It is hunger for certain profits that is driving these studios.

A known franchise guarantees enough profit to break even in the States

and the possibility for huge profits overseas where the bulk of Hollywood's profits come from these days.

What Do You Think About All These Reboots?

STAYING THE COURSE


 “When someone tells me "no," 
it doesn't mean I can't do it, 
it simply means I can't do it with them.”
 - Victor Standish

"Stay the course" is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle 

meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism. 

The modern usage of this term was popularized by United States presidents 

George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan.

Staying the course in pursuit of whatever dream possesses us is not easy.

If it were easy, it would not be the right dream.

HOW TO STAY THE COURSE?

Renew your vision of what you are working to accomplish regularly. 

Do something every single day to move in the direction of your desired achievement or goal. 

If you find yourself drifting away from your course, analyze what is going on.

When you fail, as we all do, place yourself back on the path with no self-recriminations. 

(That first step after a fall is the most important.)

 "The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."
 

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How Do You Stay On Course Yourself?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING Trailer


What do you think of it?


It's great to see Michael Keaton in this movie.  

You know it is not just actresses who get picked for fewer roles as they age.

Anyone who's watched BIRDMAN knows what a great actor Michael is.

Surely, there must be roles for accomplished actors out there no matter their age.

Are we telling our older citizens that they no longer count, 

that they no longer have anything to contribute in life?

What do you think of Iron Man in this movie?  

Doesn't he have the best lines in this trailer?

Sony is planning to do a spin-off movie universe of Spidey 

devoid of Tom Holland and with no connection to the MCU.

Do you think Sony is shooting itself in the corporate foot again?

Tell me what you think.

STAR WARS BETRAYED us!


Last  December 2nd, STAR WARS  BETRAYED US!


What storytelling, right?  

Without a single word, this trailer caught you up and wouldn't let go.

Do you play video games?  I do not.

But I might be tempted to play this one!

What about you?

What a little more?


Sunday, March 26, 2017

"La La Land" Song Wrriters Save Flash!


Do You Cringe When Your Favorite TV Show Does A Musical Episode?

Grey's Anatomy anyone?

But The Flash (with guest star Supergirl)  had a winner of a musical episode for many reasons.


1) The Finale Song "Running Home To You" was penned by La La Land Song writers.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.


2) "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star and creator, Rachel Bloom wrote the upbeat "Super Friends" number.


3) Covers mixed with new material to blend in seamlessly with the musical.


4) It actually moved the plots of both shows forward and was NOT a filler episode.


AND MOST IMPORTANT


5) THE CAST COULD REALLY SING!

Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Music Meister (Darren Criss) are all Glee alumni!

Jessie Martin (Joe West) starred in the musical, Rent, and  Carlo Valdes (Cisco) was in the musical, Once.

John Barrowman and Victor Garber are both Broadway vets

And they knocked a Guys and Dolls cover out of the park.

Jeremy Jordan starred in Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical!

When you have talent, songs, and writing like this, how could you go wrong!

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

BLOGGING HAS SERVED US DIVORCE PAPERS


WHY?

The usual reasons:

1.) The Love has gone -- 

2.) The other party has grown into someone(thing) different.


Once we blogged for COMMUNITY

Now, we blog for 
SEARCH ENGINES


Remember how thrilled you were when you got your first comments on your blog?

How you joined bloghops to meet others, posted their blog buttons on your sidebar?

How you emailed special blogging friends?

You got to know those friends from their comments and their newsy posts on their blogs.


Then, they started to DRIFT AWAY from your blog, 
your received comments.

 
 In the blogverse, it's gotten like that cliche in Western Movies:

It's quiet out there ... too quiet.

The community has dissipated to other outlets of SOCIAL MEDIA or other concerns.


Specifically to Facebook ...

where it is hard to get blog notice without paying extra for it ...

and not even then sometimes!



 The demise of Google+ has relegated many of us to the shadows, forgotten in dim memories.


WHAT CAN WE DO? 

Know that good writing is true writing.

Endure:
   Do not be a weather-vane spinning crazily about, buffeted by the winds of the current fads.

Stay True to Ourselves.

Write posts that please us --

   Seasons change, but we grow from surviving their storms. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

IS BLOGGING IN THE I.C.U.?

HAS BLOGGING GROWN AWAY FROM US?

DO WE CHANGE OR STAY THE COURSE? 

A TO Z ...Has It Gotten Too Big?





In 1954, Warner Brothers made the Sci-Fi film, THEM!


about irradiated ants growing to enormous size and threatening the United States.


Of course, this couldn't happen ...


Since ants' legs are hollow,


the poor creatures wouldn't be able to support their increased weight.


Which leads me to this post's question:




Has the A TO Z CHALLENGE
gotten too big to support itself?




The Linky list has become too large and cumbersome with fewer staff to monitor it.


I understand!


The number of people participating last year


nearly equaled the population of some 3rd World countries!


So now we will go to each day's A to Z post on the home web page and post our blog address.


Then, we go to FB and then to Twitter with the hashtag #AtoZReveal on Twitter to share.


WHEW!


That's a few more hoops to jump through than last year ...


   ... and me with less time than last year, too!




I've noticed many of my Blogging Friends are not participating this year. 


Social Media is already a time-leech without feeding it further, right?


So What Do You Think About This?