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  1. amaranta

    Shazam! (2019)

    'Shazam!' Sequel in the Works With Screenwriter Henry Gayden https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/shazam-sequel-works-original-screenwriter-1200279
  2. I didn't know if Disney would be getting any of my money in the near future. Dumbo was a non-starter; I cried way too much when I saw the animated version, so no thank you. But I am a total sucker for penguins. I'm already in love with Steve.
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    I feel so stupid. I watch and love both of these shows and I never realized these parts were played by the same actor, that's she's Rose on TMMM. Marin Hinkle really disappears into both roles - respect!
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Even if Jordan dies, Franco will still be cleared when Kevin and Laura manage to escape or are rescued. Plus Lulu is starting to have flashes of what really happened. I wish I could care about the Jordan character but I am not feeling this recast nor do I feel any great chemistry with Curtis. I mean it's Curtis, the best looking guy on the show. This is the first time I've felt that he's had anti-chem with someone, and that's a shame.
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Oh dear. I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed. The list of departed Quartermaines is quite long. And the family that remains doesn't exactly get story or screen time. But welcome back!
  6. amaranta

    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Baltimore born here. R.I.P Frank Robinson. You became an O in the best trade the Orioles* ever made; you helped build the foundation of a winning franchise that lasted nearly 20 years (1966 - 1984.) R.I.P. Albert Finney. Watching old Cary Grant movies on TV may have given me my first romantic crush, but seeing you on television as Tom Jones is when I found my first sexy crush. And a damn fine actor: Two For the Road, and The Dresser come to mind. *Of course, now the O's are the worst team in baseball, but that's another story...
  7. amaranta

    A Star is Born (2018)

    Bradley Cooper went to Gaga's show last night. She called him up and they did Shallow. (Yeah, I cried towards the end of this.)
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Bobbie not being there with Laura is definitely an omission, but for me the biggest and most glaring absence from the tale of Lulu's peril is Olivia. There's no way in hell that Olivia wouldn't be there for her son's wife, her daughter-in-law. We could have had some decent female bonding with Laura and Olivia, even some pretty cool awkwardness as Olivia notes that she knows just how Laura feels as she directs a piercing glance at Sonny. ("You just shot your own son!") But nope. Just Laura with Sonny, which is crazy stupid wrong.
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    Stars In Other Roles: Doppelgangers!

    Jake actor is one of the grandkids on Grace and Frankie.
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    Superstore In the Media

    B99 and Superstore would have been the better pair. But then I wasn't feeling the W&G reboot and bowed out. And shows like Titan Games are just not my thing. I was looking forward to the return of Superstore after The Good Place season finale; I miss it!
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    S03.E12: Chidi Sees the Time Knife

    The Gardner's Delight Tomato was purchased at Food and Stuff! This makes me happy well beyond reason! (I need a life.) I love this show.
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I've been enjoying JL quite a bit; he's been great. Now that the election stuff is out of the way, here's hoping that Laura get some agency since this is her story too. So I had to look at WL - he's pretty good. This one just sitting on a pier, seems to be all natural with no retouches and perhaps recorded on a phone, is kind of nice. He's got that teen pop singer thing going on with his voice.
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    Maybe I'm just not feeling it this year. I hated episode 3. All I could think for more than half of the show was for Zoe to bring her own %$@# charger. Luca is no longer just a laid back guy; he seems sedated. Zoe is starting to feel like a parody. I keep expecting her to squeal and say OMG! a lot. Nope. Not feeling it.
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    2019 Awards Season

    Nice to see a Hugh Grant mention for Paddington 2. I loved his performance; he makes a delightful villain. I didn't expect wins for A Quiet Place but I did hope for nominations. I'm disappointed.
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    Best TV Moments Involving Music

    Cougar Town - Rocking out to Enya
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    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    August 4. I share with Barack Obama, Louis Armstrong, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Raoul Wallenberg, the late Queen Mother, and - as I found out this year - new royal person Meghan Markle. Alas, I most definitely have not lived up to any expectations that may or may not accompany this date. Topic: Happy Birthday, Kin!
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    Christmas Movies

    This movie had everything in it but the kitchen sink... and I loved it. First, yes, Kurt Russell. Then great cameos, kickass elves that seemed equal parts Ewoks AND Gremlins, a cheesy but oh so fun musical performance, gorgeous reindeer, and even a shout out to the full moon flight ET sequence. And they saved the best cameo for last. I was able to handle it and I was wary for similar reasons. Last year I lost both my Mom and Step-Dad, and no, I am still not okay. But for some reason this movie made me feel a bit better for a little while. It's just lots of silly fun and the missing Dad parts were not too heavy-handed.
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    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    There's been nothing that I've seen regarding a or b. As for c, I think for once GH actually went too subtle. Ryan, all enamored with Felicia, approached her at The Floating Rib in completely smitten mode. But by the end of the conversation (and Lindstrom did a great job with the transition using only facial expressions) Ryan had fallen out of love / obsession. Felicia spoke of herself as a grandmother, talked about how much she loved her life of family and domestic bliss. The more she talked about how happy she was and that her adventure seeking days were behind her, the more Ryan's face began to harden. Felicia was now nothing but a disappointment, a fallen idol. Story wise, I think if he hadn't already met Ava and been drawn to her, we might have had a Felicia as a murder victim. BTS, perhaps HE's exit changed the direction. At the time, I did think they were using that scene to set that in motion and then the story changed course. And I'm hoping the course stays changed. Even though we hardly see her, I would be sad if they killed off Felicia. Sentimental reasons, I guess.
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    Good Media: Articles, Clips, Previews, Reviews

    There will never be enough words to express how much I love this video.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    I can't begin to tell you how much, back in the day, I overused lines* from The Princess Bride. When a friend or loved one was leaving to face a difficult or awkward situation, my send off was sometimes: "Have fun storming the castle!" When confronting the obtuse or confused: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Or: "Do you always begin conversations this way?" Back then, and again in present day, I have said this a few times: "I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon." Aw, hell. I'll just link to the Princess Bride IMDB quote page. I've been reading for a bit, and I'm laughing and getting misty at the same time. Goldman could do that. I hope he's somewhere in a land of tall cliffs and fair seas, about to happily have fun storming the castle. *I think I was likely hella annoying for an entire year after I read the book, and then again when the movie came out.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87 And All The President's Men. And Marathon Man. And The Princess Bride. And … more. R.I.P. to one of the mighty kings of words. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/william-goldman-dead-dies-butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid-1203030474/
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    S03.E05: Jeremy Bearimy

    That was my favorite line of the night! After the twisting timeline explanation and Chidi's declaration of a broken brain, it was such a wonderful punctuation of the scene when Janet planted her finger on the board and happily proclaimed the "location" of her birthday. And her delivery was perfection. I love this show.
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    Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

    I was crying before I was even halfway through the trailer. I am so seeing this. Great casting job, it would seem, with Blunt.
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    There's a triangle?
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    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    I like this. Anna finding out that all of her memories aren't really her own could make for some interesting story. It even has an old school WSB feel to it, when back in the day the more outlandish, the better. But unlikely to happen, I guess. I do wish they'd get back to the fact that Margeaux has the flash drive with Drew's memories and have it be part of an actual story. The pacing is worse than usual on this particular arc.