Black Blum

18 Apr 19
Who's Who

We finally reached the last character(s) introduced in Shazam!, and we’re speaking here of the main villains: the Seven Deadly Sins, voiced by Fred Tatasciore, Steven Blum and Darin de Paul, freed from the Rock of Eternity as the wizard Shazam becomes too weak to keep them prisoner, and roaming the Earth thanks to their […]

18 Apr 19
B+ Movie Blog

Somehow I never thought to do this earlier. Either way, it’ll serve as a good update for the site. I’ve been off watching stuff for the past month and a half and working on finally finishing all those top ten articles. I’ve also (and I am very excited about this), planned out a bunch of […]

17 Apr 19
GeekandGear.com

It keeps getting easier for audiences outside of Japan to see Japanese animation and read Japanese comics, with increasingly shortened delays. The largest entertainment companies in the world such as Sony and AT&T now have financial investments in anime, resulting in ever-increasing advertising, media coverage, and distribution. Simultaneously, it’s becoming harder for new anime to […]

17 Apr 19
The Stop Button

Stalag 17 opens with narration explaining the film isn’t going to be like those other WWII pictures, where the soldiers are superhuman and the film bleeds patriotism. No, Stalag 17 is going to be something different—first off, it takes place not on the battlefield, but a German prison camp. Through coincidence, the camp is entirely […]

17 Apr 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The manifestly unjust idea of racial reparations won’t go away among manifestly unjust leftists. From Taki Theodoracopulos at takimag.com: Okay, sports fans, get your wallets out and start giving. That’s the latest brainstorm from a New York Timescolumnist who makes however unconvincing a case for reparations to black people. For slavery, that is. And that […]

16 Apr 19
Andre Eger

Producer Jason Blum is one of Business Insider’s “100 people transforming business.” His production company, Blumhouse Productions, is responsible for some of the most profitable horror movies in the last decade, including recent hits “Glass” and “Us.” “The goal is to be independent so we can tell stories we want to tell without asking permission,” […]

16 Apr 19
High Velocity Sport

The next Aaron Donald? Ed Oliver’s unconventional path to NFL draft https://es.pn/2UYEEHZ ON AN AFTERNOON in late March, a few weeks ahead of the 2019 NFL draft, 19 football players gather inside the University of Houston’s indoor practice facility, a cavernous white warehouse housing a plush turf field. Scores of family members, friends and media […]

16 Apr 19
NovelNetwork®

ABOUT: At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist—and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie’s life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when […]

15 Apr 19
The Spark: Igniting Ideas

By Alexandra Kluzak Affirmative action in the United States has been challenged in several high profile court cases since it was enacted in 1961, and today it comes under fire yet again, this time by a group of Asian American students suing Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against them and rejecting them for their race. […]

15 Apr 19
John Barleycorn

National Reckoning, My Eye photo credit: Bigstock National Reckoning, My Eye Okay, sports fans, get your wallets out and start giving. That’s the latest brainstorm from a New York Times columnist who makes however unconvincing a case for reparations to black people. For slavery, that is. And that means you, whitey—or brownie, and I guess […]

14 Apr 19

Three Courses, 20 Euros: The Affordable Dining Renaissance in Paris Great article in this Sunday’s New York Times on six new restaurants where they said the food is so good, you’d want to go even if their prices weren’t so low.  Copied the article verbatim as I couldn’t improve on it one bit.   “On a […]

14 Apr 19
Doc's Books

(Mel Brooks) Recently I read ROBIN by David Itzkoff, a biography that described the comic genius and troubled life of Robin Williams.  The book was thorough and replete with explanations of why Williams turned out as he did, and the role comedy played in his life.  There are few people who can approach Williams’ ability […]

13 Apr 19
News from the San Diego Becks

The 91st annual Academy Awards, for the film year 2018.  The nominations were announced on 22 January 2019 and the awards were held on 24 February 2019. Best Picture:  Green Book The Favourite Roma A Star is Born BlackKklansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody Green Book Vice Most Surprising Omission:  If Beale Street Could Talk Best Eligible Film […]

13 Apr 19
The Opinionated Gamers

Designer: Friedemann Friese Publisher: 2F-Spiele, Stronghold Games Players: 3 – 5 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 15 Minutes Times Played: > 20 (On Review Copy from Publisher) Fortune is the fourth game in the Fast Forward series by Friedemann Friese.  Published by 2F-Spiele and Stronghold Games, the Fast Forward games have Friedemann’s trademark green look […]