Monthly Archives: April 2018

Happy Monday!

It’s not a photo of the first script read-through, as was the case for the 2015 cinematic blockbuster The Force Awakens…

(see below)

star_wars_cast The Force Awakens

(Walt Disney Studios)

but Stranger Things just may be the television-equivalent for science-fiction fans these days regarding its popular ’80s nostalgic experience, which may validate its video release of their first table read for the highly-anticipated third season.

(see below)

The first table reads for The Force Awakens and the forthcoming third season of the Netflix phenomenon was photographed in black and white…three years apart…with no connection between the two aside from shared cultural popularity. Hmm?

Well, that’s a strange thing to see.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

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Wow

Normally, the NFL Draft is a bit of an insider’s broadcast. After the first round selections, the repetition begins to overwhelm interest in watching—in effect—the NFL’s annual ‘Groundhog Day.’

But this year’s NFL Draft wasn’t entirely normal, aside from the Cleveland Browns wasting another #1 pick. There was a very special guest announcer.

(Because of the NFL, please click “Watch on YouTube” after initially clicking Play. Then return to Jimmy’s Daily Planet

That seemingly casual-looking walk is a wonderful showcase of the power of sports.

Pittsburgh Steeler and Ohio State Buckeye Ryan Shazier, who has been recovering from a spinal injury from last December, is living proof of the inspirational nature of the human spirit. Even writing the words “spinal injury” sends a paralyzing chill through one’s body. That pain and accompanying fear are unimaginable for anyone who has not experienced that kind of living hell.

Forget the draft picks, over-saturated analysis and the newly minted millionaires this year. If you remember one thing from the 2018 NFL Draft, remember Ryan Shazier for his movement off the football field.

Going Inside the Theatrical Snow Globe

Do you think movie trailers are long today at around 2 1/2 minutes?

Travel back to 1941 (a few years ago) and then add another minute to the audience’s first glance at a film.

Well, a glance behind the curtain of the film that hasn’t been released to the public.

Perhaps back in the old days, this burgeoning new medium known as cinema required such transparency to succeed with the masses? Seventy-seven-years later, what do you think of the first trailer for this little-known indie flick.

Believe it or not Ripley, but the set-up to the trailer in the trailer as the trailer spotlights a certain kind of movie magic and charm.

They sure don’t make movies movie trailers like this anymore.

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

Binge Living

Netflix is everywhere. We can watch Netflix virtually anywhere on almost device or screen. And one of the ways Netflix is taking over the world is by documenting seemingly everything around us and within us, that happens in the past, present, and future.

Just watch…and then watch more.

A brand new Netflix documentary premiering next week:

‘Bayern Munich Binge Away on Goals for Kiev.’

There’s still hope.