Archive for 2016

LOS ANGELES — Ricky Harris, a comedian known for both his racy stand-up act and his appearances in family-friendly fare such as the TV series “Everybody Hates Chris,” died Monday, his manager said. He was 54. The cause was not immediately known. But Harris’ manager, Cindy Ambers of Art/Work Entertainment, said Harris had suffered a heart… Read the rest of this entry

 

 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 10: Demi Lovato performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on December 10, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Embed from Getty Images

Demi Lovato’s Version Of ‘Silent Night’

As part of her and Nick Jonas “Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” farewell, Demi Lovato uploaded on Instagram a beautiful video singing her most favorite holiday song, “Silent Night.” The singer captioned the post saying: “Wanted to share my favorite holiday song with you guys… Hope you like my rendition of ‘Silent Night.’ Happy Holidays!” Accompanied… Read the rest of this entry

Beyoncé Celebrates the Holidays

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter celebrated the holidays by posting a slideshow on Instagram. The photos are of her with beautiful Christmas trees and assorted decorations. The photos of Beyoncé includes ones with her wearing a pair adorable small silver reindeer antlers. Video below.

The photos in the Instagram video are synced with Tamar Braxton’s “Sleigh Ride”.

 

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Spanish Missions Winter Solstice Illuminations

 

A sacred light in the darkness:

By Rubén G. Mendoza, Chair/Professor, Division of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay. The 2007 midwinter solstice illumination of the main altar tabernacle of Old Mission San Juan Bautista, California. Rubén G. Mendoza/Ancient Editions, CC BY-ND On Wednesday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the… Read the rest of this entry

This screen capture from Greebles was stolen from Fractal Fox Game Studio.

This screen capture from Greebles was stolen from Fractal Fox Game Studio.

You have an awesome game idea, now it is time to turn your idea into a business.

You need the obvious components to launch a indie video game studio.
   An artist that can interpret your ideas.
   A programmer.
   A designer.
   A music composer.
   A publicist.
   Money

And the one thing that all businesses need.

Location, Location, Location

Let me tell you a store and about how much location matters. Several years ago a company researched an area for a new restaurant. It was an awesome restaurant, but the expected customers never showed up. Before the awesome restaurant was built, potential customers had to drive several miles to eat out. Why weren’t they coming to the new, awesome, closer restaurant? The company did everything right….almost.

This was a family restaurant and the one thing that the researchers didn’t check was surrounding businesses. LOL There was a strip club next to the family restaurant. It was a vile place with drug dealers in the parking lot nightly. There was a fight at the club. It spilled into the parking lot. The fight became a free-for-all that left behind puddles of blood and over 20 people in jail.

Recap: Good idea, excellent food, reasonable prices.

The problem was rather simple. The community they intended to serve was on the other side of the Sacramento river and there was no bridge.

Here is the point. When my son graduated with a degree in video game design, I spoke with one of his teachers. My question was, “Should he get a master’s degree”. He said, “No.” His answer surprised me.

He said that my son should develop video games that could be played on Facebook. I was confused and my son was insulted.

Turns out his teacher was saying Location, Location, Location.

When you joined a game, Facebook would invite all of your friends. It was automatic and would spread exponentially. If you were starting your own indie video game studio it was free adverting!

Phone apps are great, but your app is hidden away, buried within thousands of similar apps. Your friend might try it, love it and never think to invite his friends to join him playing.

When you start your indie video game studio, if you have a lot of money to advertise and drive people to your game then you can select where you want to publish.

If you don’t have much money to launch your indie video game consider other platforms. If you can launch on more than one platform your advertising will allow you to find more potential players.

Ask questions and good luck.

Video Game Release: Mutant Duck Invasion is Quackening Nov 12th!

 

Zombie With A Shotgun Director: Hilton Ariel Ruiz Writer: Hilton Ariel Ruiz Stars: Kyle Hester, Braeden Baade, Kathryn Kuhn | See full cast & crew »

Zombie With A Shotgun  from Writer Director: Hilton Ariel Ruiz    

Are you tired of the same old zombie projects where the humans need to survive the zombie apocalypse or when humans fight each other and the story isn’t about the zombies at all???

ZOMBIE WITH A SHOTGUN is the feature adaptation of the popular web series of the same name. Aaron and Rachel are on the run due to the fact that Aaron is infected by what seems to be a zombie virus. As the story unfolds, they find that there is more to this infection than it seems. For some reason, he has not developed the full zombie virus. He seems to be trapped in a transitional phase which grants him certain abilities. One of them is the ability to communicate with other zombies. This makes Aaron a valuable pawn as he’s being pursued by shadowy figures with ulterior motives. Now he must stay alive (or undead) long enough to figure out the source of his infection!

Zombie with a Shotgun is that zombie film where all the rules we know about zombie films go right out the window.

In this Zombie film, the zombie will be the hero and it will have others (zombies) to help out on the war against the humans. The story follows Aaron who isn’t sure if he is infected with the zombie virus or some other infection. He takes this journey with his girlfriend Rachel and his shotgun where they both find out the deep secrets among the zombie virus and their love life.

This project will have what Zombie and Horror fans have been waiting for… 

We would love for you to see how this all started when Zombie with a Shotgun was first created into a web-series. Please take a look.

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Game Title: Mutant Duck Invasion
Age: Developer suggests ages 8 and up (cartoon style violence) it involves some reading.
Release date: Approximately 12th Nov 2016
Genre(s): Arcade, strategy.
Platforms: Android then iOS (iPhone and iPad) coming soon
Developer/Publisher: Primordial Echo Pty Ltd

Cost: Free. Ads to continue game at beginning of current attack wave and also to spin for rewards. In app purchases also there to earn upgrades/items sooner.

Description: Mutant Duck Invasion places you in the thick of a war between your city and an incoming invasion of deadly mutant ducks! It is your job to defend your city by shooting the hordes of ducks with upgradeable (and fun) offensive fireworks, trying to cause a chain reaction of exploding ducks on your screen!

Fireworks can: burn, stick, explode and freeze invading ducks and in turn, the ducks when destroyed will: shoot, electrocute, explode, ignite, or dissolve their invading brethren leading to some wild and humorous chain reactions! Simply tap to fire from 1 or 2 fireworks cannons and strategize which ducks to take out to cause the biggest and most pleasing chain reactions. You’ll have to have your wits about you facing this onslaught and be ready to upgrade as soon as you can in preparation for the fantastical invading mutant duck boss battles!

John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theater in Red Bluff, CA.

John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA.

 

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe

There was a storm the night John Sebastian appeared at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA. It rained one day in February other than that it hadn’t here rained since January. After a blistering NorCal summer of 100+ degree temperatures, it was suddenly 60 F and we were freezing.  My husband and I arrived half expecting them to say that John Sebastian had canceled. We had purchased online tickets and we (I) did think about staying home. I have no closed in shoes and the street around the theatre flooded. lol, Red Bluffians can handle 115 F, but rain…

John Sebastian’s voice seduces your senses. It caresses your ears. It is both elegant and earthy. It is like biting into fine chocolate complex, buttery, creamy smooth that melts in your mouth. Yes, I said it, chocolate. Did I expect the same voice at 72?  No, I didn’t. My husband and I went from pleasantly surprised to amazed. Can’t speak for my husband, but his voice  is still enchanting to me.

In the olden days, the most you could get at a Loving Spoonful or John Sebastian concert was a contact high. Now concert goers expect t-shirts, hats and CDs waiting for them in the lobby. Sebastian had CDs, but ran out. It was comical. The word rippled back through the crowd, over and over we heard, “What do you mean he is out of CDs? ”  Several people, including us, were left roaming aimlessly around the lobby, money clutched in our hot little hands.

John Sebastian performed for an hour and a half, he took us on a trip. Beavis and Butthead into my head and said, “Heheh, trip.” What was I saying before they interrupted me?  Sebastian took us through our history with his music. He is an impressive storyteller.

He was gentle with his description of how black people were treated during the Loving Spoonful’s toured with the Supremes. It was the 1960s. People were giving lip service to desegregation. The Loving Spoonful opened for the Supremes? My mind is still trying to reconcile the music. Two completely different kinds of songs. There were still radio stations that played “colored” music. I know that because I listened to one. The “tour” bus they were in was a converted school bus. Some of the arrangements for motel rooms didn’t work out when the owner found out about the colored folks on the bus on the bus. They would end up sleeping on the bus. Years later after a rehearsal, Diana Ross spotted him at a table and called out, “Didn’t I sleep with you on a bus in Arkansas.”

Bad celebrity experiences have curbed my enthusiasm for meeting them. In fact, I changed my decision to buy tickets a few times. Celebrities can have one persona on stage another in person.  Gallagher is an ass.  Gallagher was hateful a child! You could see the child’s eyes tearing. We have never watched another Gallagher special.

John Sebastian is exactly how we hoped he would be with fans, both kind and generous with his time. After the show, he autographed programs and posed for selfies. My selfie helped the pain of leaving without merchandise.

For photos of the concert check out the Red Bluff State Theatre on Facebook.

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 A rocket launch off the coast of Virginia that officials said might be visible from New Jersey has been postponed from Sunday to Monday night, NASA announced. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft, intended to resupply the International Space Station, was to be deployed from an Antares rocket set to launch shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.…
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“What Now? was filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

“What Now? was filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

Kevin Hart: What Now?
Release date: October 14, 2016
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Kevin Hart
Directed by: Leslie Small, Tim Story
Written by: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells
Produced by: Jeff Clanagan, Leland Wiggington
Executive Produced by: Dave Becky

In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rock-star Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium. www.kevinhartwhatnow.com

Beef N Brew Red Bluff, CA

Beef and Brew Red Bluff CA 2016 Rolling Hills Casino

Rolling Hills Casino “Shepherd’s Pie” was wonderful. The chef promised to add it to the menu if they won the Best Appetizer Contest again this year.

Red Bluff is a small town in northern California. It is just the right size for community events. People are polite and still say, excuse me.

Tonight there was a whole lot of beer and a whole lot of people having fun.

We do like cows. If you have seen the 1994  movie “8 Seconds” or followed the career of Lane Frost you have seen parts of Red Bluff. Lane Frost was the only one that could stay on Red Rock the bull for 8 seconds. Our bull.

The story of Beef N Brew

It was brainstorming that started with a need to liquidate an overstock of monogrammed wine glasses; it was magic and a huge leap that turned the thought process into one of Red Bluff’s and the North state’s most popular craft brew and beef tasting events, Beef ‘N Brew.

In the spring of 2009 the Tehama County CattleWomen, (TCCW) and the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association (DRBBA) joined talents and efforts to promote downtown businesses and the local beef industry. More of the story.

I don’t like beer.
My husband thought with all those types a beer that there would be one that I liked.
He was wrong.
It turns out that beer with different flavors, in those beautiful bottle, brewed by very nice people… still tastes like beer.
I don’t like beer.
My husband said the beers were very good and there was something profoundly wrong with my taste buds.

The beef appetizers is where I excelled! The food was both delicious and plentiful.

We both thought the best part Beef N Brew was the people.
We visited shops for the first time. The main street is Main Street. The traffic downtown is heavy and sadly we have stopped visiting the shops.
OK, I admit we think 7 cars is a traffic jam but it is a busy part of town.

Red Bluff is constantly changing. The dress shops and shoe store have disappeared. The antique shops have given way to beautiful boutique stores. Tonight the stores invited everyone to sample various beers, buy unique items and browse to our hearts content.

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Google Street View protects cows identity.

Google snapped this couple on the way to the mooo-vies.

According to BBC.com, the cow was photographed by Google’s cameras at Coe Fen, Cambridge, and “seemingly given the same treatment humans receive for privacy reasons.”

After continuing media attention the owner was asked, “Was it mad?” about being splashed over the internet he replied, “Well she wasn’t very happy about it.

The cow said the attention has turned into an udder drag and she feels the cow puns have been milked for all they are worth.

A spokesman for Google said: “We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous.

“Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”

Movie Review: Ice Age Collision Course

 Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Ice Age: Collision Course part five of the successful digital animation series, begins in the beginning. The very beginning. Scrat, the prehistoric, squirrel, animal thing that has his heart set on cracking a giant acorn is in deep space.  Scrat’s breakout appearance in Ice Age (2002) made him the uncontested star of the series. His futile attempts to crack his acorn are reminiscent of the golden age of animation, not old fashioned but fast paced, slapstick, physical comedy. His wild, crazy, starving, nervous energy never gets old and the succulent insides of the acorn continues to be out of his reach.

At times I think, “Is it the movie or me?” This is one of those times. Digging around the internet to see what other reviewers had to say I came across this jewel . It really did make me laugh out loud.

In Ice Age: Collision Course, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to destroy its inhabitants. After 15 minutes of watching this moribund, unimaginative sequel, I was rooting for the asteroid.

Me too Mr. Tremblay, me too. I did have to Google “moribund”. Merriam‑Webster definition is: no longer active or effective : close to failure. : very sick : close to death. That does describe how this sequel feels.

Scrat’s bumbling lands him in a frozen cave, crashing with his acorn into an abandoned spaceship. Astrological history begins to happens after he is flung around space trying to stay in the spacecraft while maintaining control of the acorn.

Spoilers below the cast gallery.

Ice Age: Collision Course continues with Scrat’s very own version of the big bang, barreling through space ultimately creating our solar system and endless space debris.

Life on snowy prehistoric earth, has been good to our old friends: Sid the neurotic lisping ground sloth (John Leguizamo), Diego the grumpy saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano).  Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Manny’s daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer), is now engaged to Julian (Adam Devine). It doesn’t take long to find out, fifty’s sitcom style, that Manny and Ellie are not happy with their future doofus son-in-law. The sitcom continues with Ellie being disappointed that Manny had forgotten their anniversary.

Scrat, still floating around in space, sets off a meteor shower with one very large purple-flaming rock speeding toward earth. Their sitcom problems are forgotten when the realize they need to find cover. Then the story becomes a tangle of  subplots and characters.

Buck, the one-eyed weasel voiced by Simon Pegg, returns from the third “Ice Age” film, to explain what is happening and how they can stop it.  Using a 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith as his map, he guides them to the valley where meteors have wiped out previous species that inhabited the earth.

  • Opossum twins, Crash voiced by Sean William Scott and Eddie voiced by Josh Peck, discover static electricity and become one of the highlights of  the film.
  • Too sophisticated for children to dull for adults.
  • So many subplots so little time. It was disorganized.
  • 50 minutes in Grandma Sloth kidnapping is laugh out loud funny.
  • Wonderful cast and some good lines.
  • The mammoth courtship and marriage was just stupid.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course has so many subplots and characters that you may need a score card.

Is the acorn smaller?

 

 

 

Dancing With The Stars is usually a pleasant way to spend the evening watching gorgeous men and beautiful women…dancing. Monday night’s episode exploded with activity and not in a good way.

Ryan Lochte brought out the protesters. The disgraced Olympic swimmer danced with Cheryl Burke and was receiving their scores when two men rushed the stage.

Twitter and Instagram comments were split on whether not they have sympathy for Lochte.  Some think it is too soon for him to be in the spotlight.

Some comments were funny, some were rude and a few were downright sweet.

Lochte is reportedly heartbroken over the incident. I am heartbroken over Derek Hough being  partnered with Marilu Henner

 Ryan Lochte Cheryl Burke Dancing With The Stars

Bill Nye (of the Disney/PBS children’s TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”) will take to the official stage in Times Square to introduce Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision, the science and technology competition sponsored by Toshiba for school students in North America

Bill Nye talk show launches on Netflix. (photo courtesy of the Disney/PBS children’s TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”) 

 

Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2016) — Today, Netflix announces that it will launch a new talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, hosted by the famed scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor. Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.

Bill Nye Saves the World will mark Nye’s long-awaited return to TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, which ran for five seasons and introduced millennial audiences to science and engineering.

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye. “Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.

Bill Nye Saves the World is produced for Netflix by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Michael Naidus (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) serves as showrunner and Executive Producer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as Head Comedy Writer; and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.

About Bill Nye

Bill Nye is an environmental advocate, television host, and licensed mechanical engineer with over two decades of successful public advocacy. As creator of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, he became a household name while introducing the millennial generation to science and engineering. Known as a champion of scientific literacy, Bill has challenged climate deniers, creationists, and other opponents of evidence-based education and policy across multiple media – including television, social media (3.4M Twitter followers), and with his two recent books, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World. Since 2010, Bill has served as CEO of The Planetary Society. In 2015, Bill Nye added fashion designer to his résumé teaming up with Joe Boxer Founder Nick Graham to launch a limited edition capsule collection based on his iconic sartorial look: the bow tie. With every bow tie sold from The Bill Nye x Nick Graham collection, 10% is donated to The Planetary Society.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 83 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Bridget Jones’s Baby- Photos

Release date: September 16, 2016

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and Emma Thompson

Screenplay by: Helen Fielding and Emma Thompson and Dan Mazer

Based on the Characters and Story Created by: Helen Fielding

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward

Executive Producers: Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin, Helen Fielding

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

The much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise welcomes fellow Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson to the cast. Longtime collaborators Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films produce alongside Debra Hayward. Universal Pictures will distribute Bridget Jones’s Baby in North America and select international territories. www.facebook.com/bridgetjonesbaby

Tom Ellis from "Lucifer" at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con

Tom Ellis from “Lucifer” at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con

 

Cast members from the popular Fox tv show “Lucifer” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk about season 2 and what we can expect from the Devil and his crew.

At the Geek and Sundry Conival event at Petco Park, stars Tom Ellis, D.B. Woodside, Kevin Alejandro and Lesley-Ann Brandt were on hand to talk about their characters and how much crazier it will get in Season 2.

 

Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside and Kevin Alejandro of "Lucifer"

Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside and Kevin Alejandro of “Lucifer”

One of the biggest revelations at the panel was that in Season 2, we will get to meet Lucifer and Amenadiel’s mom, played by Tricia Helfer.  After all of the daddy angst of last season, it will be interesting to see what happens when mom is thrown into the mix!

 

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Lesley-Ann Brandt, Tricia Helfer and D. B. Woodside talk "Lucifer"

Lesley-Ann Brandt, Tricia Helfer and D. B. Woodside talk “Lucifer”

Lucifer airs on Fox on Monday nights, with the Season 2 premiere on September 19th.

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

The Nothing has called Gmork again, and it’s up to Bastian, Atreyu and the luckdragon Falkor to stop it all.

Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment

The NeverEnding Story, is a 1984 West German-produced English language fantasy movie based on the Michael Ende  novel of the same name. It is one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Entertainment will bring the film to select theaters for a special two day event.

Details from the Fathom Events website is listed below.

Date: Sunday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 7

Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (approximate)

Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.

Special Fathom Feature: Featuring a special introduction from film critic Ben Lyons and the featurette “Reimagine the NeverEnding Story.”

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Entertainment bring the beloved film, The NeverEnding Story back to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Sunday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 7.

The NeverEnding Story tells the story of Bastian (Barret Oliver) who, on his way to school one day, ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The NeverEnding Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him in order to survive.

With this 1980s fan favorite, audiences will rediscover the magic and mystery as it was meant to be seen on the big screen.

This film is rated MPAA-PG. Bonus content not rated.
The NeverEnding Story ©1984 © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Actor Misha Collins was on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk all things “Supernatural” but also found time to stop by Conival at Petco Park to talk about his Gishwhes project.

The actor, who had filmed all night and took an early morning flight just to be at the event, was in good spirits and clearly loves interacting with his fans.  At the Geek & Sundry Conival event at Petco Park, the talk turned to Collins’ pet project Gishwhes (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen).

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Copyright S. Philips/CFM

Copyright S. Philips/CFM

Copyright S. Philips/CFM

 

It’s a massive scavenger Hunt that takes place the first week of August. Players compete from anywhere in the world, including their own home, creating weird and beautiful “art” online and in the world, doing crazy fun activities, and committing heartwarming acts of kindness.  The hunt to date has broken Guiness world records 7 times and sees thousands of people from more than 100 countries forming teams and competing for prizes each year in the first week of August.

 

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Copyright S. Philips/CFM

 

As Collins said, one of the best things about Gishwhes is that people meet and become teammates from all over the world and become great friends in the process.

While the 2016 hunt is over, check out their website at www.gishwhes.com for information on the hunt and updates on how to register from 2017!

 

Vermilion flycatcher in the Pantanal, Brazil

Vermilion flycatcher in the Pantanal, Brazil via Wikipedia

Not one but two previously unknown subspecies of Vermilion Flycatcher songbirds have been identified by researchers on the Galápagos Islands. Normally, this would be seen as fantastic news.  Unfortunately, the newly-discovered San Cristóbal Island Vermilion Flycatcher – the smaller of the two – has not been seen since 1987. It is considered to be the first modern day extinction of a Galápagos bird species… Read the rest of this entry

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Westworld is an upcoming science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Wikipedia

‘Westworld’ Release Date Announced: What Happens When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Real Life?

Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? You will when HBO’s Westworld premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a… Read the rest of this entry

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The Orleans Arena will be the site of the Las Vegas Super Toy Con which starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday.

SuperToyCon is a world-class pop culture and toy event that brings the best in entertainment to the Orleans Arena. With Celebrity Guest Panels, Autograph Signings, Photo Ops, Gaming Competitions, Cosplay Contests, Custom Toy Contests, there is something for everyone. SuperToyCon gives fans up-close and personal interaction with their favorite actors, authors, artists, and stars. With guests from TV shows and films such as Star Wars, Legends of Tomorrow, Sons of Anarchy, WWE, BattleStar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and more.

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TV and Film guests will include Sean Pertwee (Alfred), Carmen Bicondova (Selena) and David Mazou (Bruce) from “Gotham”, Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) from “The Walking Dead”, Ryan Hurst (Opie) from “Sons of Anarchy” and Richard Hatch (Apollo) and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck) from “Battlestar Galactica”.

If you are a fan of wrestling, Super Toy Con has you covered.  WWE stars John Cena, Kurt Angle, Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins will all be on hand to sign autographs and pose for photo ops.

 

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Las Vegas’ own Future Stars of Wrestling will also present 3 great wrestling shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the event.

To purchase tickets, autographs or photos ops, visit the website at www.supertoycon.com.

CFM News will be bringing you reports from the event, so stay tuned for more information!

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Cast members from the Cinemax show “Outcast” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk about their unique show.

The show, revolves around Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) who has had a series of misfortunes in his life; his mother would beat him as a child and he was accused of attacking his own daughter. After attending an exorcism in his native town, he is convinced his mother and his wife were possessed and he was not the source of them going bad. He therefore teams up with Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) to try and save people that are possessed by demons while putting up with the residents of his town who think he’s bad news and would deserve to be in jail.

 

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The show was created by Robert Kirkman, the man behind “The Walking Dead” and has a great mixture of realism and Superatural elements that should appeal to fans of shows like “Supernatural” and films like “The Conjuring”.

The new season of “Outcast” airs on Cinemax on Fridays.

No Time for Losers: Why Queen Can’t Pick Its ‘Champions’

I’ve paid my dues Time after time I’ve done my sentence But committed no crime —Queen, “We Are the Champions” The playing of hit songs long has been associated with American presidential campaigns. Bill Clinton used Fleetwood Mac’s song “Don’t Stop” during his first campaign. Twenty years later, Mitt Romney used Kid Rock’s “Born Free.” But… Read the rest of this entry

 ‘Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb discusses writing classic
film and behind-the-scenes book.

Long before there was “Sharknado,” there was “Jaws,” the classic 1975 monster movie about a killer great white shark terrorizing a small New England resort town. Growing up in Rhode Island, I can attest that the impact of that film had a dramatic effect on how we spent summers at the beach: “Don’t go in the… Read the rest of this entry