MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 2020
THE BOX OFFICE IS HURTING! CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S TENET’ STRUGGLES DURING ITS SECOND WEEK.. And the box office is stumbling into the autumn.. MORE: Tenet made only $6.7 million during its second Friday-to-Sunday, which calculates to a 66.5 percent drop from weekend to weekend.. the film cost $200 mil to make. This movie have done huge numbers in any other year, besides a 2020 cursed release.. There has been a particular focus on Tenet‘s release given the fact was set up to be a guinea pig of sorts for the industry to get a grasp on the potential of releasing a big blockbuster movie during the on-going pandemic, and thus far the reaction hasn’t exactly been positive..
These numbers showcase the true world of hurt that movie chains and studios are in right now.. 70% of theaters in America are open right now, but major cities like LA and NYC are keeping theirs closed. And even of the buildings open, there are stringent rules for social distancing with mostly empty theater rooms.. This is also the reason why several films, including WONDER WOMAN 1984 have delayed October releases.. Just a few more weeks.. just a few more hopes. And maybe this will all get better.. Or maybe it won’t.
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Drew Barrymore reflects on Flashing David Letterman in 1995: “I think if there’s one thing I’ve learned in a very long life in front of people is there is a line,” Barrymore now says of the notorious clip, according to a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning. “There is TMI. And I kind of know what that line is, and it’s a feeling.”
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12 2020
A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. MORE.. Although the area is one of the most seismically active regions in the U.S., the cluster of quakes “is on the large side in terms of number and magnitude, but nowhere near the largest,” Michael Poland, scientist-in-charge at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, told McClatchy News in an email.
Inside the Oxford vaccine trial: From wild promises and hopes.. to a sobering reality.. MORE: POLITICO reports AstraZeneca paused Phase III trials after one participant in Britain showed symptoms consistent with transverse myelitis, a rare neurological disease caused by inflammation of the spinal cord… Oxford/AstraZeneca group’s self-assurance raised some eyebrows right from the start..
Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman sequel on October 16, 2020.. has been delayed.. Look for it now at least in 2021.. Or beyond..
New details surrounding Naya Rivera’s tragic death have emerged, two months after the Glee star accidentally drowned in Lake Piru, Calif. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office released Rivera’s medical records on Friday, including autopsy, toxicology and investigative reports. It’s noted that Rivera, 33, knew “how to swim well” and reveals she had a history of vertigo.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2020
500,000 forced to flee Oregon… MORE: Authorities in Oregon now say more than 500,000 people statewide have been forced to evacuate because of wildfires. The latest figures from Thursday evening come from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. That’s over 10% of the state’s 4.2 million population.
Family hauled off packed flight after 19-month-old bare-faced…
New Corona Cases Rise in USA Despite Slowdown in Testing…
Puerto Rico reopening beaches, gyms, theaters…
Nebraska to end social distancing…
Speaking quietly can reduce spread…
Inside the Chaos of 1,400 Cases at SC College…
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2020
VACCINE PAUSE AT OXFORD: The clinical trial of a high-profile coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca has been paused after one of the UK participants suffered a “potentially unexplained illness”, according to a company statement.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7 2020
The solar disk has been blank (without sunspots) for 17 straight days. The sun’s X-ray output has flatlined and geomagnetic activity is low. For now, Solar Minimum conditions are in effect…
A gender reveal party started one of the latest California wildfires.. and a woman who popularized them has had enough.. “Stop having these stupid parties. For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid’s penis. No one cares but you,” she wrote…
DISNEY may have figured out how to make money in our new world entertainment order: MULAN release has led to a 68% increase in Disney APP downloads.. (Wait until they figure out it’s even MORE money to get MULAN!)
COVID patients could have prolonged gut infections.. The coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways, researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said in a statement Monday. The findings, published in the medical journal GUT, have implications for identifying and treating cases, they said.
1918 revisited.. cool story about how people wrote of the Spanish flu in 1918.. as compared to our feelings today, things have not changed much since then.
NOT A SIMPLE LIFE: PARIS HILTON said abuse as a teen in a boarding school.. unloads more in a new documentary.. ““Eventually I found out a way to not take the pills,” she adds. “But everyone would tell on everyone, and they found a Kleenex with all of the pills in it. I got into so much trouble for that. Solitary confinement, like something out of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ They’d make people take their clothes off and go in there for 20 hours. It felt like I was going crazy. Someone was in the other room that was in a straitjacket screaming. I was just freezing, I was starving. I was alone, and I was scared.””
KANYE WEST ‘WALKS ON WATER’ DURING CEREMONY WITH JOEL OSTEEN!
The stunt was achieved by walking on a translucent platform hidden just beneath the surface of the water
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 2020
DOOMSDAY IN WHAT TIME ZONE? !
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SEPTEMBER 5 2020! THE REDDIT BOARD REACTS!
Marcus Shorter: The Pandemic gives horror a chance to re-write the rules.. MORE: “2020 is the year a particular brand of scary movie broke the fourth wall. How can we ever go back to the typical ghosts, goblins, and strangers at our door? We know what lurks around the corner, which doors not to open, how many seconds it takes for that jump scare, and where that apparition will pop up. To paraphrase the tagline of an underrated entry in the Scream series, it’s a new decade, and it’s time for new rules.”
Rumors are not true: THE BATMAN production is still shut down.. sources indicate that crew members are still doing construction work on sets and props at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, U.K., but people on the film team who were in contact with Pattinson are quarantining and contact tracing is underway…
HALLOWEEN UNCERTAINLY: WILL COVID BE THE GRINCH THAT STEALS SAMHAIN? MORE.. “We anticipate that Halloween, a historically significant season in terms of high sales and positive margin contribution, will be negatively impacted by COVID restrictions, including social distancing,” said Dollarama chief financial officer Michael Ross on the company’s recent Q2 earnings call. “We believe it will have a negative impact, but to what extent we do not know. It won’t only impact the top line, but these are part of our highest margin items, the seasonal items, and so depending on the results it might impact our margins.”
JAMIE LEE CURTIS HATES HORROR MOVIES.. “
the fact I ended up in horror films is sorta funny”.. “really I don’t enjoy them” and she would never watch anything scary..
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3 2020
Reports tonight of a tornado in Annapolis Maryland..
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2020: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME 🙂
The final test from Chadwick Boseman revealed: People deserve abundant life, special moments” .. “If we were able to ease their suffering and bring joy for a moment, and hopefully moments [as] he goes through the bags, then we made a difference in his life” ..
Doctors should pay attention to this supercomputer’s new finding on COVID-19 .. MORE: The computer had revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body: the bradykinin hypothesis. The hypothesis provides a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some of its most bizarre symptoms. It also suggests 10-plus potential treatments, many of which are already FDA approved..
On May 21, 2019, Earth was caught in a surging swell of the cosmic sea. A gravitational wave, a ripple in the fabric of space-time, washed over the planet, pinging a trio of laser detectors on the surface of our planet. The wave was caused by a collision between two huge black holes in a deep corner of space. .. it now is the biggest black hole collision ever recorded..
The second season of The Mandalorian will begin streaming on Friday, 30 October. The release date was announced on Wednesday afternoon (2 September) via the official Star Wars Twitter account, in a post that has since received over 35,000 likes.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
NEW CONCERNS OVER COVID FOR FILM CREWS: The death of a 51-year-old assistant director who lost a battle with COVID-19 last week after returning to work on a commercial shoot has heightened concerns about the safety of film sets.
FALL TV KIND OF RETURNING? Meanwhile TV in Britain just raised the bar a bit? Channel 4 has made history by showing an erection of a penis on television..
Vice President Mike Pence was put on standby to temporarily assume the powers of the presidency during President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital in November 2019, according to a copy of New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s forthcoming book obtained by CNN..
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News had learned. In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose.
The Corn Moon usually appears in September, but every two or three years it appears in October. This year you will be able to see the full beauty of this moon starting September 2 around 1:22 a.m. ET…
WOODSTOCK 99: The four-day event was supposed to be an anniversary celebration for the original festival 30 years earlier. However, it’s best remembered for rioting, looting, sexual assaults and poor infrastructure, after organizers apparently cut corners in a desperate attempt to turn a profit. Now it is turning into a NETFLIX documentary
MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday called violence at protests in Portland, Oregon, unacceptable and challenged President Donald Trump to stop “recklessly encouraging” it, after one person was killed during clashes between rival groups.
The Portland police haven’t released any information about the victim. The person was shot in the chest, police said. Police had no suspect just after the shooting and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has first-hand video to contact them.
Italy cases soar — will lockdowns be established again as vacation season ends?
The lonely Pope: AP reports “During the virus crisis, Francis has become a 21st century “prisoner of the Vatican,” as one of his predecessors was once known, robbed of the crowds, foreign travel and visits to the peripheries that so defined and popularized his papacy. He will resume physical contact with his flock this week with revived Wednesday general audiences, but the meetings will be held in an internal Vatican courtyard before a limited crowd rather than the vast St. Peter’s Square.”
She’s just being Miley: Wore the ‘nakedest dress’ at MTV VMA’s
SUNDAY AUGUST 30 2020
MOVIES RETURN! Warner Bros.′ “Tenet” — the most hotly anticipated movie of the year and the one that has repeatedly positioned itself to lead the return of multiplex moviegoing — opened with an estimated $53 million overseas in 41 markets, including most of Europe, South Korea and Canada.
If Apple went nuclear several days back, they have now gone thermonuclear by terminating a developer account owned by Epic Games. Apple claims it is not included in the legal ruling amid the court battle, but this just kicks things up a notch.
Meanwhile, NEW MUTANTS was panned by critics but led the domestic box office with an estimated $7 million in 2,412 locations..
The Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 spacecraft, or OGO-1, launched in September 1964 to study Earth’s magnetic environment and how our planet interacts with the sun… it is expected to fall and disintegrate this weekend..
FANGORIA RETURNS The magazine will not be what you grew up with.. but a quarterly edition is planned according to press reports..
NEW INFORMATION casts doubt on some coronavirus positives.. Some now believe that you may have tested positive, but should not have.. MORE: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.
Snake Eyes, the still-happening G.I. Joe spinoff movie, the latest attempt to make a live-action franchise out of those boys, is coming out on October 22, 2021…
The next Paranormal Activity movie, which doesn’t have a title yet, is set for March 4, 2022…
Halloween 2020 was set to be a dream come true for bars, clubs, families, and corporations. And suddenly COVID-19 may cancel it all..
Disney World is changing its costume rules for 2020 due to COVID-19:
Disney World has previously banned adults and guests over 13 from wearing costumes during regular operating hours, except during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. .. However, the park announced Friday that guests of all ages will be able to wear costumes in the Magic Kingdom from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, Halloween, during normal hours.
John Carpenter on HALLOWEEN KILLS: “It’s the quintessential slasher film,” Carpenter told Bloody Disgusting during the virtual edition of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. “It is so intense…oh my god…it even stuns me how incredible it is. David just did a great job. Can’t wait to have you see it.”..