All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

Disney XD Premieres Two-Hour Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Event!

While Disney XD makes wait until fall for the return of Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, the network will make that wait just a wee bit more tolerable by premiering Star vs. The Forces of Evil: The Battle for Mewni on Saturday, July 15th (11am/10C, 2/1C), 7/6C).

The two-hour event finds Star returning to her home dimension of Mewni where she discovers that magic is disappearing throughout the kingdom.

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NCIS Tackles Terrorism On 48 Hours: NCIS!

NCIS agents reveal their investigations into taking down terrorists, hackers and spies in the next 48 Hours: NCIS (CBS, Tuesday, 10/9C).

The agents open up about their emotions, fears, frustrations and successes in solving investigations that have national and international impact. NCIS came face-to-face with the impact of terrorism with the bombing of the USS Cole. The incident forever changed the way the agency approached terrorist attacks.

48 Hours: NCIS is narrated by NCIS star Rocky Carroll.

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NBC’s Red Nose Day Raises $35 Million for Children In Need!

THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL — Pictured: Bryan Cranston — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

NBC’s 3rd Annual Red Nose Day Special was a rousing success – raising #5 million for children in need.

The special also featured appearances by TV and movie stars like Liam Neeson, Ben Affleck, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Julia Roberts and Bryan Cranston – and the long awaited sequel to Love, Actually, Red Nose Day, Actually.

Beneficiaries of Red Nose Day include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Laureus Sport for Good; National Council of La Raza; Oxfam America; Rotary/End Polio Now; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Bits of It Are Entertaining!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and the Black Pearl in a Bottle – Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

The opening sequence of Dead Men Tell No Tales finds young Henry (Lewis McGowan) rowing out to sea, tying a bag of rocks to his leg and plunging into the sea – where he lands on the deck of the sunken Flying Dutchman and we learn that he is the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom).

From there we shift to Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his crew robbing a bank – an effort that takes a hilarious path.

It’s a true pity that the rest of the movie couldn’t have been as inventive.

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Baywatch Swims Just Fine!

BAYWATCH – (L-R) Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon and Zac Efron as Matt Brody – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Maybe it’s just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed Baywatch.

I only ever watched a couple episodes of the TV series, but the movie seemed to hit every one of the major parts of the show – slo-mo Baywatch babe; overly earnest Mitch Buchanan; plucky comic relief (who’s so quick to melt down when his crush is around that he doesn’t realize that she’s into him from the beginning); totally inappropriate investigation of suspected criminal activity; lots and lots of beautiful beach people.

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Luck Don’t Live Here Trailer: Wind River!

Wind River – Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner – Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

A rookie FBI Agent teams with a local game tracker to investigate the death of a young girl on a remote Native American Reservation.

Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water), Wind River reunites Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen who worked together on Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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What Would It Take for a Family of Four To Disappear Trailer: Ozark!

Ozark – Marty Byrd (Jason Bateman) – Photo by Andrew Hrehar/Courtesy of Netflix.

Marty Byrde seems like the quintessential decent guy with a wife and kids and a steady job – as Chicago’s top money launderer.

When Murphy’s Law (‘if something can go wrong it will go wrong) strikes and things go sideways, Marty and his family flee to the lazy lakes region of the Ozarks in Netflix’s new series, Ozark.

Ozark will be released globally on Netflix on July 21, 2017.
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FOX Sets Date for Teen Choice 2017!

Teen Choice 2017 has an airdate: August 13th.

The two-hour LIVE event will honor the year’s iconic stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music and the top moments in fashion, digital and comedy with the coveted Teen Choice Surfboard Awards. Host(s), performers, presenters and nominees for Teen Choice 2017 to be announced.

Whether the 2017 surfboards be as colorful as last years remains to be seen.

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Can’t Blend In Trailer: Wonder!

Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) and Isabel Pullman (Julia Roberts) in WONDER. Photo by Dale Robinette/Courtesy of Entertainment One

In Jacob Tremblay’s follow up to Room, Wonder, he stars as August Pullman – born with facial differences that meant he was home schooled up until the end of fourth grade.

When, finally, he enters a mainstream school, he becomes a most unlikely hero.

Wonder will be in theaters on November 17th.

 

Wonder – In theatres November 17. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, and Daveed Diggs. Based on the best-selling novel by RJ Palacio.

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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

J-Pop Summit 2017 Announces First Guests of Honor; Advance Ticket Sales Date!

J-Pop Summit 2017 has announced that the creator of  HYPERSONIC Music Club, Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi will be a Guest of Honor.

Musical Guests of Honor. so far, are: BAND-MAID (above left), Babyraids Japan (above right), Misaki Iwasa And YANAKIKU – all of whom will perform.

J-Pop Summit 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district.

Advance tickets go on sale on Friday, May 26th.

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Broadchurch Returns For Final Season With Sexual Assault Case!

Broadchurch: Season 3 – Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) – Photos courtesy of BBC America

It’s been three years since the last time we visited Broadchurch. Both Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller are back on the team at Broadchruch CID after some hopefully recuperative time away when a local woman is sexually assaulted.

Evidence suggests this was not an opportunistic attack; it was planned.

DI Hardy and DS Miller must catch the person responsible or there could well be more such attacks.

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