Leonard Nimoy, passed away. (scene from Fringe)

Sadly, The NY Times was reporting that Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame, has passed away from “end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” at the age of the age of 83 years old. When he I saw he checked into the hospital a few days prior, I was worried. But not that much.

He passed due to the effects of his love of smoking many years prior.

Too sad. Thank you Mr. Nimoy for all you have given us and all that we will have to remember you by.

The CW

IT Looks like The CW is spinning off a series from Arrow and The Flash!

It is set to be an ongoing kind of team-up series, where we will see different characters in different situations, rather than possibly following the same set of characters week in and week out. More along the lines of an older comic title from the 50’s called “The Brave and the Bold.”

Rumors suggest there will be THREE new (MAJOR) DC characters we haven’t seen on television yet and this sounds like a great way to help DC spread the cheer, if they do this right. Then again, all we have from Marvel is SHIELD and cartoons carrying the mantle of their franchise heroes.  And Fox was looking at an X-Men series earlier this year.

The following cast list could be considered spoilers by some, so hang tight and either skip to the next title or run away from your laptop/phone… or read on!






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TV and Movie news and notes

TV and movies I’m chatting about today includes…

Avengers Age of Ultron by James Spader

Avengers Age of Ultron

Boy, you better prepare yourselves. Avengers Age of Ultron Outline spoilers, if you are trying to avoid all details about the film.

Joss Whedon was noted to saying a few things about the upcoming film.

First off, no worries about a group origins, we’re coming out the gate, the team is assembled, ready for disassembling.

He quotes is love for the Godfather sequel, because ” you get everything you got from the first Godfather movie in a very different movie, in a movie that structurally couldn’t be more different, and thematically and in intent and in mood, and yet nobody ever goes, ‘It wasn’t Godfathery enough.

There will actually be a pre-credits scene.

Ultron will hate the Avengers. (Duh!)

He toned down Ultron’s abilities, or otherwise, he’d just win.

Ultron will have “weaknesses and needs and foibles and alliances and actually caring what people think of him, all these things, are what make him a character and not just a tidal wave.” But he’ll have a hard time articulating exactly why he hates humanity as much as he does.

To save time on “origin” telling, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be up and running, ready to go. (Remember them in the mid-credits scene in the Marvel Studios film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How’s that for your origin???)

On Ultron’s origin, he changed it up because Dr. Hank Pym was already tied up in another film being made (Ant-Man) and went with Stark instead.

If you want to see the entire piece and get spoiled ever more, check out Empire Online.

Has Constantine Been Cancelled Yet?

The answer to that question, in case you were wondering, is no. Not yet. The show runner needs to make a pitch for what they are planning for season two in May to the network. The network will be taking a gander at all their new pilots, and weighing in on the options at that point in time.

So no news is good news so far if you are a Constantine fan. Though they say foreign sales of the show are doing well, you have to put one foot in the mixer and think about how most other shows have had their renewals announced and Constantine is still in the dark.

I would prepare for the worse, just in case.

Executive Produce Daniel Cerone Twitter Feed:

Spider-Man news

Spider-Man will be who???

And that’s the going question right now. Everyone is paying a ton of attention to how well Empire is playing out on TV and some of the focus is not on the great writing for the show, but the non-white cast. In fact there’s some crazy shit going on from the other networks that I’ll speak to later.

But right now, what with Spider-Man being loaned and used by Marvel, word on the street is that Spider-Man may not be played by a white actor plus it may not even be Peter Parker.

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A Quick WALKING DEAD Recap and Perspective

February 24, 2015

Holy Crap people… can you believe what is taking place in The Walking Dead as of this last weekend? The Walking Dead SPOILERS abound if you have not seen the latest episode last night, on 2-22-15. – Last night on AMC’s The Walking Dead, the group has been made aware of the man named Aaron. […]

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CALTRAIN, Fatalities, Delays and The Sadness Of It All

February 24, 2015

Today (2/23/15) was one of those terrible days that riders find themselves staring at multi-hour delays, and to be honest, one of those trying times being a consumer of Caltrain where passengers are left for hours to stew in their own frustrations. – In Menlo Park a woman, according to what eye witnesses told me, was […]

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Releases: BIG HERO, WHIPLASH, SAMCRO…

February 23, 2015

This week we have the “Best Animated Feature” coming out, plus another Oscar winning movie, Whiplash. What timing!!! Plus our favorite criminal biker gang‘s final season is also coming home to your movie player. Images are links to the Amazon product and Amazon user review scores included. – Big Hero 6 4.7 out of 5 […]

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Entertainment News For The Week Ending 2-20-15

February 20, 2015

– News this week includes ALIEN movie from Neill Blomkamp? AMAZON has new shows coming, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on The CW EMPIRE DEADPOOL GHOSTBUSTERS MARVEL STUFF REPEAT AFTER ME SNL SISTER WIVES STALKER SYFY’s New Shows TERMINATOR GENISYS THE BREAKFAST CLUB THE MENTALIST TWO AND HALF MEN – ALIENS from Neill Blomkamp A bit […]

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Why I May Never Buy Another MOTOROLA Smartphone Again

February 19, 2015

The following is my own consumer experience, opinion and reaction on what has become a most unfortunate product experience with my Motorola Droid smartphone. – I have been a faithful Motorola phone consumer ever since I had my first cell phone. I took a one-year break to check out what smartphones were all about, but […]

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FIFTY SHADES Of Confusing Numbers

February 17, 2015

One of the most interesting or controversial movies that has come to the silver screen seems to have been Fifty Shades of Grey. The film based on the popular book, you would think, would do well and be received well across the board. Or was it a good book being made into a movie? Or […]

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New DVD, BD, Digital Releases: DOWNTON, THRONES, HUNGER & WHO

February 17, 2015

This week in new DVD/Blu-ray and Digital releases, we have the fourth season of Game of Thrones, the much talked about indie flick, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything. And Sony has some “eggs” in releasing The Interview. As always, I’ve included user ratings. This week, as supplied by Amazon. I only included the numbers […]

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Trailers: PAUL BLART, CHAPPIE, JURASSIC WORLD, ANT-MAN, HITMAN, POLTERGEIST…

February 16, 2015

Today’s collective of movie trailers that include sequels, remakes and new franchise titles. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 brings Kevin James back to the screen as the ultimate security guard, again. I remember enjoying the first one and this sequel is due out April 17, 2015. Chappie comes from the mind of the man behind […]

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THE SLAP, A Review Of Sorts

February 13, 2015

The Slap series premiere aired Thursday on NBC (2-12-15) to just over 5 million curious television viewers, which some industry experts refer to as a modest start to this eight-episode miniseries. (This show has been running since 2011 down in Australia, so it has rating legs there!) The cast is impressive for a television series: […]

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News From The Week Ending 2-13-15 (Tom Hardy, Dave Bautista, SHIELD, and More)

February 13, 2015

This week we have casting news on David Morrisey, Emily Kinney, Tom Hardy, Jaimie Alexander, Blair Underwood, Luke Mitchell, Drea de Matteo, Dave Bautista, all having to do with projects like Agents of SHIELD, Extant, The Flash, Suicide Squad, & Highlander. – As you may or may not know, the biggest news in the superhero […]

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Matthew Mather’s DARKNET, A Review

February 12, 2015

Darknet is written by Matthew Mather, who also authored Cyberstorm. Darknet is a tale of financial trading automation taken to an entirely new level, akin to Skynet, but just not so nice. (Speaking of Cyberstorm, now THAT is an exciting read!) – The story opens with a man named Sean running for his life, knowing […]

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The Craze Of The SPIDER-MAN Movie Announcement

February 12, 2015

Since Sony and Marvel have announced that they’ve joined forces in allowing Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the genre web is ablaze with articles with almost hourly updates, predictions and what not when it comes to Spider-Man. So far, the very next morning after it was announced that Sony is letting Spider-Man […]

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AMC Theater’s FIFTY SHADES of GREY Warning

February 11, 2015

Only if you live in a cave, would you not know that Fifty Shades of Grey is opening in theaters on February 13th, just in times for Valentines Day. But in preparation of this light bondage pornish flick, AMC is anticipating a curious trend in association with the movie. Much like Rocky Horror Picture Show […]

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CHROMEBOOK Shortcut Key Strokes, A Collected List

February 10, 2015

I bought a new Chromebook a while back and I’m enjoying the experience, but the one thing I’ve noticed is that all references to keyboard shortcuts are organized by the keys themselves and not the command. Here, I sort out the shortcuts alphabetically by function. Enjoy.

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New DVD/Blu-ray Titles – DALMATIONS, Z NATION, REBELS, NIGHTCRAWLER…

February 10, 2015

This week in new home entertainment releases, we have the voice power of a very young Rod Taylor leading the charge in the silver… no, strike that, the “Diamond” edition of the 1961 Disney classic… whle we also get a popular dramatic film with Alan Powell, a new film from Jake Gyllenhaal and a few […]

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SPIDER-MAN Will Join Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

February 9, 2015

When a friend of mine told me last year that Spider-Man will be in The Avengers movie, I sort of snorted at her, thinking she was a bit daft in the head. But she had an interesting source, so I expressed my doubt to her, but did not dismiss what she said. This was last […]

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