All posts by Michelle Alexandria

WBC Champion Deontay Wilder K.O.’s This Week’s Magnum PI

This week’s installment of CBS’s Magnum P.I. features special guest WBC Champion Deontay Wilder in this week’s episode. In “Knight Lasts Forever” – Kumu and Higgins are in danger when Robin’s Nest is under siege by mercenaries storming the estate in order to find out the true identity of the White Knight, Robin’s muse and literary hero.

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HBO Max News: Craftopia and Karma Straight Shows of Kids Side

HBO Max ain’t playing, there have been a bunch of announcements coming from the upcoming streaming service. Today’s announcement focuses on their children’s programming ambitions. It’s truly starting to look like they are going for as broad a market as possible while keeping true to their HBO programming roots as well.  Now, I don’t know if it’s my jealousy speaking here or perhaps I’m old, but I didn’t even understand half the stuff in today’s Press release. Craftopia and Karma are two kids based competition series that will be hosted by “Social Media Mavens” – Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY. I have zero clue who these two are but apparently have over 21 million followers on YouTube.

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Music – Three Reasons To Go To A Music Festival

The choice to take your child to a music festival is an ongoing debate that provokes mixed views among parents. Although exposure to music is fantastic, navigating the big crowds with your little ones can often be daunting. Thinking that festivals are a unique space for families, primarily when geared towards the right audience like our Family Festival Sundays! Still, don’t believe? Below are the reasons why.

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It’s Batman Day and DC Celebrates!

Today is the day the Dark Knight Detective was born! New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st. If you are in New York City or one of 12 other cities (including places like Tokyo, Melbourne, London and others) tonight, don’t be surprised to see the iconic Bat Symbol shining in the sky.  Batman was first introduced to the public in Detective Comics #27 (March 1939) and was created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The Bat-Signal first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (December 1941).

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TV Review: Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance is BRILLIANT!

One thing I always say, especially as a critic is, we all have a bias and anyone who says they don’t is lying. We all have things and genres we like and dislike. If something is good it’s good and if something is great then it’s great. I’m someone who hates Puppets and puppet related films. With that said, Team America World Police is one of my favorite movies and I adore The Muppets. Due to my general dislike of puppets, I’ve never sat down and watched the cult classic – The Dark Crystal, created by the legendary creator of the Muppets Jim Henson. Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance was a revelation and eye opener for me.

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Giancarlo Esposito Talks About Mandalorian with Michelle!

One of the biggest surprises last month was the discovery of how much the great Giancarlo Esposito loves yours truly. I interview so many people, but it’s rare they remember me, so I always appreciate the rare times they do. Last month I had a chance to talk to Giancarlo about his upcoming guest spot on Shudder’s upcoming Creep Show revival. But of course before we got into that, I had to pepper him with questions about Mandalorian. Check out the video below. I will post his interview related to Creepshow later this week. That was a talkative cast!

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D23 Expo: Disney+ Announces Some Awesome Stuff!

Ok, I was a bit skeptical about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.  I always knew it’d be a great service, but I thought they were launching it a year too early and would only have Mandalorian. and a few catalog items But man was I wrong. Seems like the entire D23 Expo was about this service and they brought the thunder in a 2 hour but they brought the thunder at this weekend’s D23 Expo.

The launch line up includes the brand new Star Wars series Mandalorian, the unfortunately named High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a “live” action Lady and the Tramp series, a new Christmas Movie called Noelle starring Ana Kendrick, a Kristen Bell led musical reality series called Encore, and a Jeff Goldblum travel show called The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Not only do we get these original series but the entire Simpsons Catalog will be available as well as the entire catalog from Pixar and Star Wars. That’s a nice initial launch. All 23 Marvel films will NOT be available on day one.  Official line up and links to trailers below!

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D23 Expo: Lady and the Tramp TV Show Composer Announced and Trailer Drop!

I’m not a fan of talking animals. As a matter of fact I hate all talking animal movies, whether they be “live action” or animated. It’s just weird man. Disney released the trailer for their upcoming Disney+ series Lady and The Tramp and it actually looks really good. I adore the music in the trailer and the Italian setting looks really gorgeous. The live action show debuts on Disney+ when the service launches in the US, November 12th.

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Wizard of OZ Goes 4K UHD!!!!! It’s my Dream UHD Release!

As the song goes, “Oh a happy day. Oh, happy day!” One of my dream 4K UHD releases was announced today – The Wizard of Oz is getting a 4K UHD Release on Digital and 4K UHD Combo Pack on October 29th! There’s nothing about the BS 2 week window, so I’m hoping this truly will be both formats will release on the same day. I’m so tired of having to wait 2 weeks for the physical release.

Beyond the fact that The Wizard of OZ is probably in my top 4 favorite films of all time, it’s also very colorful and had frame by frame restoration done a few years ago and already looks fantastic on Blu-ray so it should look stunning in 4K HDR.  Also of note, it will support Dolby Vision HDR. This time they are using an 8K, 16 bit scan. Wow. All of this goodness is going to come at an astounding $42 price tag. Really Warner Home Video? This better be a glorious full screen presentation.

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5 Best Gambling Movies Of All Time

The industry around gambling makes for some beautiful moviemaking, and there are too many great movies to name. If yours did not make the list that we are about to call out below, don’t get mad! Whether you agree or disagree with the top 5, you definitely have to agree that the following films are some really great pieces of work. So without further ado, the 5 best gambling movies of all time!

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