Monthly Archives - December 2021

Is The Acolyte, Greenlit Afterall?

I had predicted that Lesley Headland’s The Acolyte would never see the light of day.  Yet this week there was an announcement of a casting selection for that Disney+ show. Amandla Stenberg who played the ill-fated Rue in the Hunger Games has been signed to be the lead.  Indicating that the project is moving forward…  Maybe… Or maybe not.   Here is the big thing. There has been a major change with the Acolyte that went unremarked upon in trade media. It is now part of...

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Disney Please, I Want to Talk About Anything Else

Is there a "Y" in this day of the week? There is?!?! Then I guess it's time for another Star Wars Galactic Cruiser video. I've been swamped by these things. I'm getting so tired of all this cringe. I really need a break from them. This is the welcome trailer that guests receive after they've booked a stay. It's been "leaked." Why do they think this is an improvement? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdPQbjVj8qk Did you catch the reference to the Age...

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Streaming Wars: Paramount Plus Gaining on Disney+

Paramount has been on a major spending spree lately and for the life of me, I couldn't figure where they were getting the money from. They have been in last place and cash strapped for years now. And the simple reason they have spending money again, is that they are gaining subscriptions fast. The last time I checked in was months ago when CBS-All Access had failed and they only had a few million subs,...

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This Thing Looks So Cheap

In case the unofficially official rumors of a big shake-up at LucasFilm had given you reason to hope... "As part of the ongoing “Star Wars Bring Home The Bounty” campaign, Lucasfilm Consumer Products is partnering with Walt Disney World Resort and Lucasfilm Publishing to give one lucky winner the ultimate adventure: a chance to win a 2-night experience on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser before it opens in March 2022, and an exclusive meet and greet with the authors of “Star Wars: The High Republic.” The...

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The Dark Herald Recommends Ghostbusters Afterlife

Ivan Reitman’s early years in Hollywood are something he would like swept as far under the carpet as possible.     His salad days body of work includes such titles as Columbus of Sex, Cannibal Girls, Rabid (starring Marilyn Chambers in her only non-pornographic role), Shivers, and that groundbreaking classic, Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia.  All of these movies were all slightly better than they had any right to be, but it looked like he was never going to find his way out...

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Friday Night Open Thread

Post what you want but... Rule 1: It has to be related to pop culture. Rule 2: Rule 1 is pretty much it, I'll nuke any post that doesn't conform to it. UPDATE: Flash! The new trailer for the Star Wars hotel has been STRUCK! And it was Disney that nuked it. A Disney pixie-duster influencer of my acquaintance had been trying to get an early reservation to do a review. And she wasn't able to secure one. ...

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How Relevant is Ayn Rand to Christian Nationalism?

How relevant is Ayn Rand's Objectivism to Christian Nationalism? An important question for the elders of the movement considering how many of us were some species of Randite when we were young. Sixty years ago, when it was first published the question would have been what relevance does her philosophy have at all.  The answer at that time, according to the National Review was none whatsoever. ... Out of a lifetime of reading, I can recall no other book in which a...

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