TV and Movie news and notes

News this week includes

  • ALIEN movie from Neill Blomkamp?
  • AMAZON has new shows coming,
  • SNL
  • SYFY’s New Shows

ALIENS from Neill Blomkamp

Space Jockey from Alien

A bit ago Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, upcoming film Chappie) had released some concept art (.instagram.) on an idea of his to do with a continuation of the Alien franchise. The content he released, stuff he was just playing around with, got people talking, because, you know, someone farting can make press.

Keep in mind that this would be a continuation of the older film series, not that Prometheus thing that had one of the stupidest scientists I have ever seen. His idea included Ripley and Corporal Hicks teaming up again.

But it was just fictional art.

Now the man himself has said on his instagram account that it’s officially his next film. With no more details.

But let me make a prediction here. (Not a bad one.) In his last few films there were two common threads in his stories, or as I like to call them, trademarks of his. One is destitute tent cities and the other is that the cast will include Sharlto Copley in a major role.  I only say that because Copley has been in every film he’s made so far. Including the upcoming Chappie. I have a tough time deciphering accents and Copley’s is tough for me.


Since Netflix and Amazon are now producing their own content that does not hit the TV first, I thought you would like to know that Amazon is committing to five more new web series for their Prime Instant Video queue which will start showing up in late 2015 and into 2016.

They are…

The Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel;

Mad Dogs which is a dark comedy from Shawn Ryan;

A documentary series titled The New Yorker Presents;

For the kids, Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show.


WTH? We have not heard a single peep out of WB or DC about this film, except that they juiced up some promo banner with better quality detail.

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Bay Area Full-Time Christmas Music Station

December 11, 2014

Bay Area Full-Time Christmas Music Station

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Amazon App: Is It Helpful or Insidious?

September 18, 2014

Disclaimer: I love my Amazon. yet pragmatically speaking, sometimes even the best of love is outweighed by illogical behavior and bad results. With that said, ever since my Motorola Droid updated itself, my Amazon app has been “unexpectedly quitting” roughly 16 times an hour. What this means yo me is that… 1 Despite actively turning […]

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My AMAZON App Uses A Lot of Bandwidth

August 6, 2014

It’s a sad day when you have to restrict an app from using up bandwidth in the last week of your billing cycle. Yet that is exactly what I had to do to keep my Amazon shopping app from killing my monthly bill. And as I search the web, I see I am not alone […]

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A Suggestion For New TV Show & Movie DVD/Blu-ray Distributors

September 28, 2012

Today, (When I wrote this) I’m sitting here patiently (or maybe not) waiting for my pre-ordered copy of The Avengers to land at my mail box.  (It left SAC at 4AM this morning and is “out for delivery” at 8AM).  Today is Thursday and the movie came out on store shelves last Tuesday.  While I […]

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Sharing Your Prime Membership Account On Amazon

September 27, 2012

I was looking to find out how many days were left on my “free” Amazon Prime Account and I found out that you can share the benefits of your Amazon Prime membership account with other people? Did you know that about your Amazon Prime account? First up, I started a “free” trial of Amazon Prime […]

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Finally, A Comparison Between E-Readers Nook HD+ & Kindle Fire HD!

September 27, 2012

Today I caught a comparison between E-Readers from Mashable.  It’s a comparison chart of features.  The readers compared were the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+, the Apple iPad & the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Today, I’m looking at the comparisons between the Nook and Kindle. A super quick rundown from the comparison chart showed […]

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COINSTAR, In Some Cases, Does Not Charge To Count Your Change

June 5, 2012

When you check out a Coinstar machine, I know the biggest draw might be the change to cash option.  But at an almost 10% counting fee, it almost doesn’t seem worth it.  Yet for me, when I used to use the machines to convert my change to either pure cash or grocery shopping money, I […]

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Dish Network Is Dropping AMC and Other Networks

May 7, 2012

If you are a Dish Network subscriber, prepare to be screwed over if you are an AMC TV fan also. Turns out that Dish is looking to drop AMC network, along with…

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Hollywood NEEDS To Revisit the Home Entertainment Business Model

March 26, 2012

Though Hollywood keeps saying DVD/BD disc sales are down, I’m thinking moving billions of units isn’t all that down to me!

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Beware of SOPA, Despite Its Intent

January 11, 2012

It seems that of all the “social” circles I travel, I seem to be seeing nothing but bad news or poor opinions of this SOPA act. SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act…

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Did You Know You Can or Have To Set Your Garmin 305 To Record Splits? [Consumer]

January 3, 2012

Setting Splits on Your Garmin Forerunner 305… it doesn’t come out of the box recording splits automatically, but did you know it can be set to record splits?

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Personal Security Tips for Christmas Shopping – Your Car [Consumer]

December 12, 2011

CHRISTMAS shopping is in full swing and you are more than likely on the go! And so too are crooks looking to prey on your unattended car in malls!!!

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A Humorous Amazon Product Review

December 8, 2011

So I humored him and let him point me to this item for sale on Amazon. I mean seriously, how funny can a product for sale really be? It was the comments/reviews…

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‘The Sound of Music’ Collector’s Edition Package on Sale Today [3-10-11]

March 10, 2011

‘The Sound of Music’ Collector’s Edition Package on Sale Today [3-10-11]

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Netflix and CBS Start A Running Agreement on Older Shows

March 1, 2011

Netflix and CBS Start A Running Agreement on Older Shows, Adding To Our Financial Burdens!

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Star Wars Fans – Heads Up: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray This September

January 6, 2011

Star Wars Fans – Heads Up: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray This September

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YouTube Allows Third Party Ad Installments on Your Videos

October 9, 2010

YouTube Allows Third Party Ad Installments on Your Videos: Meaning if someone detects their copyright material in your video, they can ad their own ads on your vid!

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