11.14.2018

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 PREMIERES IN APRIL OF 2019!


HBO has announced the final season of “Game of Thrones” will launch this April.

The news was revealed in a promotional video released by HBO on Tuesday, which teased that all of the conflict fans have seen in the show thus far has all been building to this final confrontation with the White Walkers.



Though no specific date in April is offered in the video, it nevertheless gives fans their first indication of when they can expect the highly-anticipated eighth and final season of the show that has become a global phenomenon.

It will also no doubt come as a welcome surprise to the show’s loyal viewers, who will recall they had to wait until July last year when Season 7 premiered. Seasons 1-6 of the series all bowed in April or late March.



And although the flagship series is ending, HBO has multiple projects set in the “Game of Thrones” universe currently in development. The premium cabler has already ordered the project written by Jane Goldman to pilot.

Goldman’s show takes place thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend–it’s not the story we think we know.

The Goldman pilot has begun casting, with Naomi Watts recently cast in a lead role along with “Poldark” actor Josh Whitehouse.


TO DREAM OF A BRIDGE


Bridge

To dream that you are crossing a bridge signifies an important decision or a critical junction in your life. This decision will prove to be a positive change filled with prosperity and wealth in the horizon.

Bridges represent a transitional period in your life where you will be moving on to a new stage. If the bridge is over water, then it suggests that your transition will be an emotional one. If you fall off the bridge and into the water, then the dream indicates that you are letting your emotions hold you back and prevent you from moving forward.

Alternatively, the bridge may indicate that you are trying to "bridge" or connect two things together.

MOTT THE HOOPLE NEW WORLD TOUR!!


Mott The Hoople Class of ‘74
with support from Tax The Heat

Mott The Hoople have announced a UK tour for April 2019. With a set based around the 1974 albums The Hoople and Live, plus the non-album greatest hits, ladies and gentle-men, please welcome the “Golden Age Of Rock ’n’ Roll”, as Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher, regroup once more for seven shows across the UK.

From 1969 to 1973, Mott The Hoople were a two-headed beast, with songwriting duties split between Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs, as well as the odd notable exception from Verden Allen. By the end of 1973, Mick and Verden had both left the band to see what else was out there for them. This left Ian Hunter as the sole songwriter, with the notable exception of Overend Watts fan favorite, ‘Born Late ’58’.

With Hunter now given free reign, 1974’s “The Hoople” explored ideas and concepts that are now widely credited as having influenced everyone from the punk movement to Queen, with the latter supporting the band and cited by Brian May as the only band that Queen ever supported. 1974 was also arguably Mott’s most intensely creative period with the studio album, four hit singles – ‘Roll Away The Stone’, ‘The Golden Age Of Rock ’n’ Roll’, ‘Foxy Foxy’ and ‘Saturday Gigs’ - plus a live album, half of which was taken from their week long stint at the Uris Theatre, Broadway.

The live album highlighted the talents of Mick and Verden’s replacements - Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher respectively, who breathed new life into classics and crowd favorites alike, ‘All The Young Dudes’, ‘All The Way From Memphis’, ‘Honaloochie Boogie’, ‘Rose’, ‘Rest In Peace’ and ‘Walking With A Mountain’ forming the core of the live al-bum.

In 2009 and 2013, the 1969 / 1973 line up completed two highly successful reunion tours. At the time, many fans asked whether it would ever be possible to see the “Class Of ’74” - Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher - back together again.

As it would have been impossible to try and replace Mott’s rhythm section, Overend Watts and Dale “Buffin” Griffin, who are both now sadly deceased and with Mick Ralphs having suffered health issues which would preclude him appearing, the time seemed right to try something a little different.

In 2018, the trio of Hunter, Bender and Fisher, augmented by Ian’s long-term backing band, The Rant Band, played three festivals, their first live shows since 2013. It’s fair to say that the festival performances took people by surprise, the band showing a renewed energy and spirit and the press claiming their songs to be “the soundtrack to a genera-tion” and still sounding “as fresh as they did back in the day” , whilst describing Ian Hunter as “the epitome of rock and roll cool, and one of the great singer-songwriters of our time.” (National Rock Review, 2018)

Tickets for Mott The Hoople’s shows go on sale Friday 16 November at 10am.

Full tour dates – Mott The Hoople Class of ‘74

APRIL 2019

Friday 19 - Academy, MANCHESTER
Saturday 20 – Barrowland Ballroom, GLASGOW
Sunday 21 - Symphony Hall, BIRMINGHAM
Monday 23 - Sage, GATESHEAD
Friday 26 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, LONDON
Saturday 27 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, LONDON

Lookout soon for news about further shows in 2019 in North America

11.12.2018

MARVEL COMICS GENIUS STAN LEE DIED AT 95


Legendary Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee — famous for giving the world beloved superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk — died Monday. He was 95.

According to TMZ, Lee suffered a number of illnesses over the last year, including pneumonia. His daughter J.C. told the site, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber to Romanian-born Jewish immigrants in New York City, spending much of his early life in Washington Heights. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx at 16, and after working odd jobs, was hired as an office assistant at Timely Comics — where his cousin’s husband worked — eventually moving up to an interim editor position by the early 1940s.



He first used the pseudonym Stan Lee, which he would later adopt as his legal name, in the May 1941 issue of “Captain America.”

Lee took a brief respite from the comics industry in the early 1940s, when he enlisted in the US Army and served in the Signal Corps, repairing communications equipment, and also worked in the Training Film Division, where he wrote manuals, slogans, and cartoons.



He returned to Timely Comics in 1945 and married wife Joan two years later. They welcomed their daughter, Joan Celia “J.C.” Lee, in 1950; their younger daughter, Jan, died at just 3 days old in 1953.

In 1950, Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman tasked Lee with creating a new superhero team to rival DC Comics’ Justice League. By that time, the public’s view of comics had taken a downturn, and a disheartened Lee considered leaving the business until his wife urged him to write one story he “really liked” before quitting, he recalled to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.


“I always wrote for myself,” he reflected of his career. “I figured I’m not that different from other people. If there’s a story I like a lot, there’s got to be others with similar tastes.”


Lee’s first team of heroes, whom he co-created with artist Jack Kirby, was the Fantastic Four in 1961. Following the success of the foursome, Lee and Kirby went on to create...


Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Black Panther and, most famously, Spider-Man in 1962. The characters would eventually team up, as well as with resurrected Timely Comics characters like Captain America, to form The Avengers.


Timely was renamed Marvel Comics, and Lee was named publisher and editorial director of the company in 1972, when he wrote his last two issues of “Fantastic Four” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

In the 1980s, he transitioned to a brand ambassador for Marvel, leading to his famed film cameos in Marvel franchises.


In 1998, Lee launched Stan Lee Media, which would become POW! Entertainment. Despite his massive success, he conceded to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016 that he wasn’t as business-savvy as he could have been, most notably regarding the 1998 deal in which he signed over his percentage of a film’s gross profits in exchange for a flat $10 million and $1 million per year for the rest of his life.

Considering that “The Avengers” and “Black Panther” each grossed over $500 million alone, Lee’s contract cost him a significant chunk of change within the last decade.

In addition to creating iconic comics and characters, Lee worked to tackle social issues. In 1968, Lee wrote an essay condemning racism and bigotry in his “Stan’s Soapbox” column, writing, “Racism and bigotry are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed supervillains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them — to reveal from the insidious evil they really are.”



The comic book legend faced some hardships late in his life.

In August 2015, Lee’s former assistant sued him for “severe mental abuse.”


In July 2017, Lee’s wife of 69 years, Joan, passed away at 93 years old. Six months later, a then-95-year-old Lee was accused of sexually harassing his nurses and home aides. In February 2018, Lee was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath, and later was treated for pneumonia.

That same month, police investigated Lee’s home and bank accounts after $1.4 million reportedly went missing from his funds.

Lee is survived by his daughter. https://pagesix.com/2018/11/12/marvel-comics-co-creator-stan-lee-dies-at-95/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20181112&tpcc=nypbreaking&mpweb=755-7431481-719171552Read More on Pagesix

NEW BREAKING BAD MOVIE SET FOR 2019!!

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

“Breaking Bad” may have had its finale in 2013, but Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series.

Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.


Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take — a prequel like “Better Call Saul” or something else — or whether any of “Breaking Bad’s” stars will return. The Albuquerque Journal includes a logline stating the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”



The Journal also reports the title as “Greenbriar,” though whether that’s the final title is in the air as well. Production in the Duke City is scheduled to begin mid-November through early February, according to the Journal.

NEW TOY STORY 4 MOVIE OPENS JUNE 21 2019!!


Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie.

But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.


Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.



MICHAEL C HALL SAYS DEXTER MAY MAKE A COME BACK!


Despite Dexter ending over five years ago, the show’s star Michael C. Hall hasn’t ruled out reprising the role of everyone’s favorite secret serial killer.



Dexter, which focused on the misadventures of Dexter Morgan (Hall), a blood splatter analyst by day and murderous vigilante/serial killer by night, was a smash hit when it premiered in 2006.



Unfortunately, over time, the show – which ran for eight seasons – suffered a decline in viewership until it eventually wrapped itself up (in sheet plastic) with a divisive series finale. The finale upset fans everywhere....anticlimactic to be sure...


Hall stood by the shows ‘lumberjack’ ending explaining it didn’t make sense for Dexter to wrap itself up in a neat little bow.



He explained how it made sense to him how the character would fake his own death to escape his life, and dismissed concerns it stretched credibility:  READ MORE




11.10.2018

SESAME STREET BEGINS 11-10-1969 ON PBS


On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street,” with its memorable theme song (“Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street”), went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries.

The show was the brainchild of Joan Ganz Cooney, a former documentary producer for public television. Cooney’s goal was to create programming for preschoolers that was both entertaining and educational.



She also wanted to use TV as a way to help underprivileged 3- to 5- year-olds prepare for kindergarten. “Sesame Street” was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages.

Taking a cue from “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” a popular 1960s variety show, “Sesame Street” was built around short, often funny segments featuring puppets, animation and live actors.


This format was hugely successful, although over the years some critics have blamed the show and its use of brief segments for shrinking children’s attention spans.


From the show’s inception, one of its most-loved aspects has been a family of puppets known as Muppets. Joan Ganz Cooney hired puppeteer Jim Henson (1936-1990) to create a cast of characters that became Sesame Street institutions, including Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Big Bird.



Since its inception, over 74 million Americans have watched “Sesame Street.” Today, an estimated 8 million people tune in to the show each week in the U.S. alone.

11.09.2018

THE SUN: SUCCESS AND ABUNDANCE


This is a time to focus on joy, fun, laughter, happiness, being with loved ones, the joy of children or childhood and being positive.

Let go of dark negative thoughts, fears and insecurities. Focus on sunshine, light and positive energy.

Focus on the last time you laughed so hard you cried, focus on the most beautiful romantic moment you can remember, focus on when you felt proud of what you achieved, focus on loving yourself unconditionally.

Happiness is a state of mind.

The color yellow will help you connect with joyful, happy and positive thoughts and feelings.

The Sun card represents success, abundance, and radiance. Like the sun itself, it gives strength and vitality to all those that are lucky enough to feel its rays. There is much joy and happiness that is coming to you.

Because of your own personal fulfillment, you provide others with inspiration and joy as well. People are drawn to you because they are capable of seeing the warm and beautiful energy which you bring into their lives.

You are also in a position in which you are capable of sharing your qualities as well as achievements with other people. You radiate love and affection towards those you care about the most.
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