Monthly Archives - May 2022

Unshocking Kenobi Leaks

Yep. It's a Kathleen Kennedy show. #DoomcockWasWrong. There are now some late in the day leaks about Kenobi. And of course, he gets the Luke Skywalker treatment from Kathleen Kennedy. From That Park Place: "Star Wars will be retconned so that Obi-Wan Kenobi failed to protect Luke Skywalker… and in fact an inquisitor had the opportunity to kill him as a boy. However, out of goodness in her heart, she overcomes the desire to kill him and instead sacrifices her...

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The Reedy Creek Lawsuit

Variety and the Hollywood Reporter are both acting like this is something. It’s not. A suit has been filed by some residents of Orange and Osceola counties.  The suit claims that they will be unfairly ladened with a crushing tax burden when the Reedy Creek Improvement District is dissolved next year.  It’s from the Hollywood Reporter, so no click for them. “In a complaint seeking to block the law filed Tuesday in Florida federal court, residents who live near Disney World argue they and other...

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Ncuti Gatwa Is the New Doctor Who

No, I didn't misspell that. I checked three times. Apparently, he's Scottish. I guess that explains the unspellable name. I don't know a thing about him, other than the BBC obviously still has a say in things. My only prediction for Doctor Who at this time is that Jodie Whitaker's last episode will be the most-watched episode of her entire run. There will be huge watch parties because every Doctor Who fan wants to watch that bitch die! UPDATE: I saw the interview...

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It’s Time to Break Up Disney

I am willing to bet a few of the more realistic institutional investors are chewing that one over in the backs of their minds. And if they aren’t, then I guarantee Parks and Experiences executives in Orlando are quietly bringing the idea up over Dole Whips when the mega-moneymen visit Tomorrowland.   Something that is not generally known to the public is that the great Red/Blue divide has very much divided the Walt Disney Company.  Disney Burbank intensely loathes Disney Orlando and Orlando likes...

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PC Gaming Sucks – Unless It’s Elden Ring

FIRST Overwatch 2 is now in a closed Beta.  So it might be an actual Beta instead of just the kind of early access that is, ‘don’t blame us if the game breaks all the time it’s in “Beta.”’  Bethesda became legendary for that, and never fixing anything before they got bought up by Microsoft.  The exact same thing is going to keep happening at Bethesda but now everyone will blame Microsoft for it. Anyway Overwatch 2. I am pretty far from impressed. The joke...

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I May Have to Steal Time to Watch Dr. Strange

This thing sounds so awful it may be irresistible. We already knew there was going to be a bunch of cameos According to rumors, John Krasinski will be playing Mister Fantastic. Great choice, everyone was excited by it. Wanda kills him. If you are getting a Mister Fantastic at all he won't be white and you know it. The rumor and it sounds believable is that Wanda is killing all of the cameos. Instead of her offing randos Fiege had the brilliant idea...

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Book Discussion: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Saturn is fallen, am I too to fall?Am I to leave this haven of my rest,This cradle of my glory, this soft clime,This calm luxuriance of blissful light,These crystalline pavilions, and pure fanes,Of all my lucent empire? It is leftDeserted, void, nor any haunt of mine.The blaze, the splendour, and the symmetry,I cannot see—but darkness, death and darkness.Even here, into my centre of repose,The shady visions come to domineer,Insult, and blind, and stifle up my pomp.—Fall!—No, by Tellus and her...

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The Batman – The Underperformance

Final numbers are in for The Batman’s theatrical run.  Well, technically it’s still in the theaters but since it has started streaming on HBOmax, let’s face it, the curtain is down. Anyway, the grand total is $368 million domestic, and $760 million worldwide against a budget of god-only-knows.  The official budget was originally supposed to be $150 million but it was in mid-production when Covid hit.  The finance money on movies has very high interest due to the fast payoff time and the inherent...

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