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A Sunday Morning Smattering of news JULY 9 2017

Already July 9th.. I told a group of young kids gathered yesterday that summer was halfway gone. As sad as they were, I felt even sadder.. Fleeting time. Please stop..

TO the world events.. fleeting as well.

US bombers fly for show of lethal force over South Korea.. There is lots of media talk that the US may consider a 'first strike' on North Korea.. have we learned nothing in 15 years?


Unpublished Putin photos from 2000 now revealed..

Senator wants the FDA to regulate snortable chocolate..


Heat plague! Phoenix hits 117!

Stars react to TRUE BLOOD star Nelson Ellis' death..

Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia..

Toby Keith's daughter and family nearly killed in DUI car crash..


Robot waitress will serve pizza in Pakistan!

UPDATE: The alarm clock stuck in Pennsylvania wall for 13 years is finally removed..


WWE attempting to boost ratings.. maybe they can continue by major title changes at live events..

Researchers say that ancient stone monuments may have been used for mysterious moonlit ceremonies..


Even Donald Trump's acts of kindness don't go right..

OVIYA: A ghost thriller with a message..


ROLLING STONE: How A GHOST MOVIE became the most haunting movie of 2017..

'A GHOST STORY' is the 'most moving' film of 2017..


TEEN SPIDER-MAN Tom Holland set to appear in 6 SPIDER-MAN Marvel movies..


WARNER BROS to develop animated BATMAN BY GASLIGHT movie.. Published in 1989 from writer Brian Augustyn and artist Mike Mignola, Gotham by Gaslight is considered to be DC’s first Elseworlds story, and features a Victoria-era take on The Dark Knight...

Daniel Craig set to sign for fifth BOND film.. even thought he said he would rather slash his wrists that star in another!

Todd McFarlane has written a the rough draft for SPAWN reboot..

Ten animal horror movies you won't believe exist..

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…