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Pennywise's new dance

In case you haven't heard, the clown who haunted your 1990s nightmares is about to get a redo. Stephen King's IT, the book and then subsequent made for TEE VEE movie, is going to a cinematic release.. (For better or worse) ..

In an interview with VULTURE, producer Dan Lin dropped this news: Cary Fukunaga will be will direct the film..

Lin told VULTURE,
Cary likes to develop things for a while, and we’ve been with this for about three or four years, so we’re super excited that he stayed with it. You guys are gonna be really excited

People indeed are excited but also apprehensive.

downloadLet me be honest.. I have fond memories of being 12 years old and watching IT on television.. I even recall my sister making me get all of my homework done in her apartment one night before IT came on, because were would watch it. IT may have been the movie that made me start liking horror.. And for a kid to see a movie about kids being the heroes--kids who admittedly all had major mental and health issues and had parents who didn't give a flying piece of excrement about them--was inspiring. IT was 'it'... So to hear a remake is coming, it just gives me that overall feeling of 'groan' that I get when I hear about other remakes.

But a study of Fukunaga's background could give hope. He's a young director, born in 1977--he was young when IT was on television to, I presume he was one of those excited people like me who watched the miniseries before reading the novel. He should be honored and humbled at the same time to not only take up the mission of directing this movie, but also moving forward knowing that Stephen King 'gave the blessing' on the project to begin with..

When the STAR WARS trailer was released a few days back, I was a bit unimpressed overall.. the main thing I keep trying to grasp: What villain can replace Darth Vader for this new century?

I ask the same thing about IT: What clown can replace Tim Curry's memorable role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown? Perhaps the best solution: Just ask Tim Curry to reprise the role all over again..? If not him, perhaps then the other rumored name: Michael Shannon?


Beep beep Richie.



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …