Archive for September, 2016

“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.