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Season Three’s Company Is Stranger Than Before

There is something coming on this 4th of July. And for the wisenheimer out there, no, I don’t mean just the 4th of July. Call it an event. Call it a happening.

But whatever you do, call it what it is:

Strange. Strange things. And then even stranger things as found in the brand new trailer for ‘Stranger Things 3.’

The setting for’Stranger Things 3′ looks like polished 1980s nostalgia gold before seven kinds of chaos is unleashed. Season one felt akin to a Spielberg film with childlike wonder and otherworldly forces whereas season two had a dark, gritty Stephen King touch. Makes sense, considering the elevator pitch for ‘Stranger Things’ was Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King.

And now season three, which will drop on Netflix this 4th of July, seems to be made in the vein of any high school movie or TV show with storylines that take place in the quintessential mall of the ’80s. Now add a terrifying creature like ‘Alien’ and we’re all set.

4th of July TV watching guide:

‘Independence Day’ during the day and a ‘Stranger Things 3’ binge at night with Eggo waffles on the menu.

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That Toy Story For Kids Is Coming Soon

For my nieces and nephews:

The brand new official trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’ has arrived.

I’m thinking there might be an Uncle Jimmy day at the movie theater this summer. I better start preparing now for the chaos fun!

‘Toy Story 4’ starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton and Timothy Dalton arrives in a theater near you on June 21.

Happy Monday!

For those of us who want to change in subtle (or drastic) ways this week, just remember that it is possible to complete such a transformation to be cooler and get the girl.

Even without an elixir.

But a little liquid courage helps.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

When Facial Recognition Is a Bust

We all remember the statue disaster regarding soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo that was unveiled back in 2017 that was a legitimate global news story.

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo stands near a bust of his likeness during a ceremony to rename Madeira's airport after him on March 29, 2017. Right: The bust that was revealed.

(Francisco Leong–AFP/Getty Images; Octavio Passos–Getty Images)

The comical bust that can be seen above, which was created by Emanuel Santos for a ceremony that honored the soccer star by renaming the Madeira Airport to Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Portugal, was eventually replaced last summer. In the same spirit, ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden decided to pull a prank just a couple of days ago along these same hilariously exaggerated (jaw) lines.

The target: James Corden’s friend and fellow Brit, David Beckham.

After Bayern Munich was eliminated from Champions League during the team’s return leg against Liverpool, which is something I am still processing, I needed to laugh.

This did the trick.