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TRANS-BORERS!
The movie is called overlong, overblown, and overstuffed.. People who have seen TRANSFORMERS 5 don't even seem to know what the plot line is! ..

New York POST calls new TRANSFORMERS 5 a 'robo-flop'..

FORBES review of TRANSFORMERS laments: They have saved the worst for last!


And from one of my favorite websites, FLICKERING MYTH, a stroll down memory lane: A reminder that Megan Fox auditioned for the movie by washing Michael Bay's car while he filmed it..



Augmented MARIO BROTHERS reality play in Central Park!


Video of the virtual reality MARIO game..

YOUTUBE TV is expanding in 10 markets..


Death of retail: SEARS closing even MORE stores than it previously said it would..
List of closures. If your local store is NOT on it? Give it a few months..



Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk..


Ten important horror movies directed by women..



Do 'so bad it's good' horror movies have their place? YES! ... I would not have gotten through my teenage years with friends without parties celebrating the worst of the worst.. JACKO.. Halloween 3! ... all the suspects in the bag of horror movie misfits. Yes. They have their place..

Bath bombs inspired by horror movies..




WHERE DID MILA KUNIS GO!!? While the media celebrates how thin she is after having a second child, I sense reason to worry ...

KATHLEEN KENNEDY CLASH WITH LORD & MILLER.. HANS SOLO film in disarray!

REDRUM: ELON MUSK plans a city on Mars!

...maybe the MUSK plan is good to read after realizing that there is a high statistical likelihood that asteroids will destroy us all in 10 million years. Or sooner.

ALIEN LIFE in the universe: Not if. But when..

Science Mag: All stars have a twin. Including our sun!

Now evidence that a tenth planet is lurking in our solar system! .. planet X? Nibiru?

In the year 2022: This Saturday at roughly 2:38 AM Eastern Time an asteroid bigger than a football stadium will whiz past Earth at 28,000 miles per hour and almost certainly not hit us. But that won’t be the end of it. The 755-foot-diameter projectile is set to return every year until 2022, during which time who knows what could happen..

Expert warns: An asteroid is DEFINITELY going to hit earth..

THE MOST POPULAR POSTS ON THE HORROR REPORT IN THE LAST WEEK

spiPhone X: Brave new world with a filter

It is hard to believe that only ten years ago, the technology that Apple would be selling the public was just about unfathomable.. Extremely fast processors. Facial recognition. Emojis that can make poop turn into your face and voice. 



In 2007, people were happy with Myspace and turning 'off' the net in favor of a night out. Now they can't leave home without the smartphone.
Apple wants to capitalize further on the influencers: Those who we are told have 'disposable income' (credit cards) and are below the age of 25 .. those who care less about processor speed and more about selfie. Those who would indeed literally buy an iPhone simply because it can turn their face into an Emoji of feces...



Let's pause for a moment. The most precious few seconds of Apple's big unveiling was a big flop: They tried to announce facial recognition but when they actually attempted to use it, it failed.
Apple has offered an explanation for an embarrassing glitch at the launch of its …

THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CRISIS AFTER IRMA

As the Earth Changes..


This is reporting from the WASHINGTON POST (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-irma-a-once-lush-gem-in-the-us-virgin-islands-reduced-to-battered-wasteland/2017/09/12/b49532e0-9736-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_story.html?utm_term=.4b43fb7b69f2) along with a must-read article about the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the destruction being seen in the islands:
CRUZ BAY, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Asolare restaurant is gone, practically blown off its cliff, along with its world-famous carrot ginger soup. The facade of Margarita Phil’s is a junkyard of yellow and vermilion planks. Multimillion-dollar homes and aluminum huts alike lie in ruins.On the island of St. John, that was only Irma’s beginning. Once a lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a chain steeped in the lore of pirates and killer storms, this 20-square-mile island is now perhaps the site of Irma’s worst devastation on American soil.Six days after the storm — some say several days too late — …

DOES 'MOTHER!' DESERVE THE PRAISE IT IS GETTING? (A spoiler alert with this one)

The horror film 'mother!' Is getting high praise from noble media affiliations. It is also being billed as an intellectual horror flick with a message.. religious overtones.. social justice ramifications.
Big name star: Lawrence. Big name director: Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN FAME) Shock scene (SPOILER): Infant being eaten.



Let's unpack this.. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jennifer-lawrences-mother-marks-new-turn-year-prestige-horror-1039071) opines:
Taken purely on its surface, the film is about the horror of hosting ungrateful houseguests. Going beneath that surface, it’s about gruesome male narcissism. Ignoring its text and subtext entirely though, mother! is something more ambitious: A herald of prestige horror at a moment when we might actually need it. It’s September, the calm before the dizzying storm of awards season self-aggrandizement, when we stop thinking of movies as works of art and start thinking of them as show horses; we sac…