Sunday, November 29th, 2015

 

Weekend Box Office: Mockingjay Part 2 Holds First Place For Thanksgiving Holiday

This Thanksgiving ended up looking a lot like last year: a Mockingjay movie taking first place for the second weekend in a row, followed by new releases of an animated feature and a sequel no one really wanted but people went to see anyway. Booking.com The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dropped a not unusual 50% this weekend, but that was enough to hold on to the box office top spot. It added $51 million but still fell just short of hitting the $200 million mark. At $198 millionRead More


Marvel’s Spider-Man Movie May Feature 2 Other Huge Characters

Once you have introduced The Avengers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to put the genie back in the bottle. You want to use characters like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in your stories, which helps explain why Hulk will show up in Thor: Ragnarok, and several heroes will take part in Captain America: Civil War. We half expect this trend to continue in standalone movies for Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and from what we are hearing now, probably the solo Spider-Man movie Marvel has on itsRead More


The Freddie Mercury Biopic Just Took A Huge Step Forward

Biopics centering on the lives of famous musicians are nothing new. Movies like Ray and Walk the Line turned them into easy Oscar bait, while this summer’s Straight Outta Compton proved that they could still carry a powerful emotional punch when done correctly. One such biopic that has spent years in development hell is a film centering on the life of iconic Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Just when we thought the project had bit the dust – let us have that joke – it now seems that it hasRead More


So, What Happened With The Guillermo Del Toro And Neil Gaiman Marvel Movie?

While there exists little doubt that we are living in the golden age of superhero films, sometimes great ones simply don’t get made. For every legendary Iron Man or The Dark Knight, there is a Superman Lives that never came to fruition – for better or for worse. One such superhero movie that never made it to the silver screen was a version of Doctor Strange created by legendary writer Neil Gaiman and visionary director Guillermo del Toro.   According to Slash Film, Gaiman recently took to Twitter to talkRead More


Stellan Skarsgard For Thor 3? Here’s What He Says

While the impending battle between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War has been grabbing headlines lately, Marvel Studios is always thinking ten steps ahead of the audience. One film that will prove to be a fundamental entry to Marvel’s Phase 3 films will be Thor’s third solo outing: Thor: Ragnarok. While Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are both expected to return as Thor and Loki, respectively, another familiar face could also potentially pop up.   Actor Stellan Skarsgard recently spoke to Digital Spy regardingRead More


Green-fingered gathering: Garden Media Guild awards night

FOUR of the founding members of the Garden Media Guild – broadcasters Peter Seabrook, Alan Titchmarsh and Roy Lancaster plus RHS officer Gordon Rae – were reunited at this year’s GMG Awards Lunch at the Savoy.


Dogs May Ease a Child’s Fears

Kids with pets in the home were less likely to test positive for anxiety than those without, study found The resource:27


I Tried a Charcoal-and-Lemon Detox Cleanse For 2 Weeks (And It Didn’t Suck)

I’ve never been the type of person to try a cleanse. If I can’t have a glass of Malbec or copious amounts of cheese, it’s pretty much not an option for me. But then I heard about the Dirty Lemon cleanse, a juice that can be added to your usual diet without the need for any other changes. There are no rules, no limitations, no schedule. The only tips the company offers? “It works best on a full stomach. So, drink post-pancakes,” the included literature advises. Now that I canRead More


Brits defying age AND the odds, seeking thrills over stability

OVER 50s in the UK are staying young at heart by prioritising an active lifestyle.


Weekend Link Love – Edition 376

We’re starting another round of The 21-Day Transformation Challenge on the Vimify app, Monday, November 30th! Whether you’re new to the program, you want to recommit, or you just need a challenge, now’s the time! Research of the Week We may have unknown lifeforms residing in our guts. How farming changed the European genome. Fraudulent studies contain more “linguistic obfuscation.” “Protein restriction can have profound effects on health and longevity, but excessive restriction is detrimental, particularly in the very old.” New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 95: Elle Russ and Eli Rohde: OurRead More