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The Real Elvis imPERSONAtor

“The King” left the building (so to speak) many moons ago, but we’re getting an opportunity to really see him in a brand new revealing light.

Elvis Presley had (has) a fan-culture akin to the Beatles in many respects. He was an ordinary boy who became a man that could sing, who then not-so-quietly evolved into a musical and performing icon unlike most anybody in recent memory. The latter is not necessarily concerning the pure talent-side of things, as there have been (and there currently are) several living legends across music’s diverse spectrum. However, there is a relentlessly magnetic fandom that, from the outside, appears equally dedicated and passionate about Mr. Presley’s many offerings more than 40 years after his death.

He was (is) a rare force.

This rock n’ roll star delivered a crowd-pleasing electricity every time he hit any kind of stage (music, TV, and movie). The hope is the forthcoming two-part HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher will shine a spotlight on “the King” that might give us hints as to his illustrious, undying legacy.

And why his moves still move people to this day.

P.S. At least we know who taught him those signature dance moves…


Tales from the Krypt

Coming to your favorite blog near you (as fast as a speeding bullet) is the first trailer for the new TV series Krypton.

One of the leading creative minds behind Christopher Nolan’s highly-acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy, writer David S. Goyer, is the executive producer on Krypton. This pre-Superman planetary vision looks intriguing and surprisingly impressive, particularly for TV. Recall that SYFY is the network that has given the world the admittedly and proudly campy Sharknado movie series. Moreover, Krypton will have the added challenge of keeping audiences happy with and interested in the evolving Superman story in relation to the major motion pictures. The Man of Steel sequel continues to be pushed further into the unknown future, but Krypton success could help move the needle for a release date to sooner rather than later. We will keep our fingers crossed.

After all, the “S” stands for hope, right?

Krypton will premiere on SYFY on March 21.

Just Normal Things on Friday the 13th

Strange things happen on Friday the 13th. Stranger things happen on Friday the 13th when Netflix is involved.

Case in point:

10 new episodes of ’80s-inspired awesomeness formally known as season 2 of the hit Netflix original series Stranger Things arrive on Friday, October 27th.

PSA: Stock up on Eggo’s frozen waffles. You’ll probably get hungry during a 10-hour Stranger Things binge…

Happy Monday

He’s only getting better with age.

And no, I didn’t name a bottle of wine Thor. I’m not crazy. My mother had me (Big Bang Theory fans will fill-in-the-blank here). The “he” in the sentence above refers to the genius comedic writer and actor Larry David.

Seinfeld savants have been cognizant of Mr. David’s writing prowess since the late ’80s and throughout the nineties in the sitcom world. However, Larry David has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts with the public (even though he really didn’t go anywhere) for his HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, a successful stint on SNL as Bernie Sanders (spot-on) and a Broadway writing and acting debut in Fish in the Dark. Part of this renaissance is that with his HBO show and play, Larry David has been in front of the camera and on-stage.

Add in nostalgia for the timeless brilliance of Seinfeld’s unique brand of humor and an old guy humorously telling it exactly like it is (and then some) in completely absurd (yet entirely relatable) situations on Curb Your Enthusiasm and those are the main reasons why Larry David is experiencing a Betty White-like resurgence in recent years.

Plus, Larry David is insanely funny as an actor and a writer!

And he’s still going strong…

super strong.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.