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RIP Margot Kidder

Running a website/blog called Jimmy’s Daily Planet, the following news is tough to write and process.

Actress Margot Kidder died this past Sunday in Montana at the age of 69. Like her iconic ‘Superman’ co-star, Christopher Reeve, Ms. Kidder delivered an equally iconic performance that elevated her as the greatest Lois Lane in the storied superhero saga.

RIP Margot Kidder. 

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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.

The Biggest Screening of the Future?

I’m ready already.

Yesterday’s Happy Monday kicked-off a week of blog posts leading up to the highly-anticipated science-fiction cinematic adventure Ready Player One. A film intertwined with VR-technology that may not be as far off into the future as we imagine has been described as “Pure Spielberg magic” by Empire Magazine’s movie critic Terri White.

The scenes in the real world look gritty and, well, real. The scenes in virtual reality look visually stunning and playfully immersive from an inactive audience perspective.

The making of this cinematic experience behind-the-scenes is equally engaging.

Could this be a modern attempt at Back to the Future-level nostalgia and visions of the future?

We’ll just have to see. Literally.

RIP John Mahoney

Famed actor John Mahoney died this past Sunday at 77.

Best known for his role as Frasier Crane’s dad, Mr. Mahoney entertained TV and movie audiences with his affable personality for more than three decades. Celebrated for his extensive acting career, perhaps it’s best that most connect him with the Martin Crane character. Inside the fictional high-society world of Frasier, old Marty Crane was a relatable reality to viewers. And he did so with humor and goodness.

If you ask me, that’s a pretty great legacy.

Next time you’re drinking a beer (especially if you can find a Ballantine), raise a glass to Martin Crane John Mahoney.