The Lone Ranger

Hangin' Out In The High Country

<i>Personal Note: This Wednesday, May 17, I will be speaking at the Wells Fargo's 2017 Technology, Media & Telecom Executive Summit at the Ritz-Carlton,</i> …

Business

The Rock Wants His Black Adam To Fight Superman, Has An Actor In Mind For ‘Shazam’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is keeping busy befriending gorillas and doing a press tour for <i>Baywatch</i>, and it was during this tour on Monday that he fielded multiple questions about his upcoming role in the DC Extended Universe. The Rock is set to play the villain (or anti-hero, as he sees it) Black …

Superheroes

Dwayne Johnson reveals his dream casting for DC Comics hero Shazam

Who does he want taking on his Black Adam?<p>Dwayne Johnson knows who he wants to fight in the Black Adam spin-off movie.<p>It was announced in January …

Superheroes

Box Office: Seven Reasons Why 'King Arthur' Bombed

Pretty much like the headline says. As of writing, the $175 million-budgeted <i>King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</i> has earned $15.365m domestic and $44.4m worldwide, with little reason for anything resembling hope. The film is probably going to lose around $150m for Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc., Village …

Dwayne Johnson Wants Armie Hammer to Play Shazam

The role of DC superhero Shazam still hasn't been cast, but Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has proposed one notable star: Armie Hammer.<p>Speaking with …

Movies

The History Of The Horror Movie Marathon

Welcome back to my little space on the ‘net where I talk about comics, movies, toys and video games and share some of my great memories with you all. …

Movies

Don't Slow Down Your Startup

Too many young businesses don't get to become old businesses because they get sidetracked by tangents of technology, markets and competitors. Why build yourself a bigger mountain to climb?<p>In case it's not abundantly clear to just about everyone, starting a business from scratch and then growing it …

Snapchat

The Possible Origins of 7 Instantly Recognizable Visual Clichés

Have you ever seen someone throw an old shoe at a stray cat that’s yowling on a backyard fence? Or witnessed a circus elephant rear away in fear when …

Cool Stuff

This is why being single is actually costing you thousands

Oh, yay.<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>In today’s economic climate, it’s hardly surprising that being in a relationship is going to work out better for you …

Relationships

To Lead, You Need Political Competence

Take Political Competence Out of the Closet<p>A colleague of mine was recently appointed president of a major university. Over dinner, he told me that he doesn't do politics. He says he prefers to be objective and realistic. Get real! If you don't "do" politics you can't lead an …

Leadership

Museum of Western Film History–Hi-yo Silver away

March 22, 2017 While exploring the Alabama Hills I kept expecting to see the Lone Ranger and finally did at the Museum of Western Film History along …

'Joker' Charged With Felony For Concealing His Face In Public

Why so serious?<p>Virginia isn’t joking about its mask laws.<p>Winchester police arrested a man dressed as the Joker on Friday and slapped him with a felony ― a grim reminder of the state’s strict mask law that bars almost anyone from concealing their face in public.<p>Jeremy Putman, 31, was called in for …

Crime

'Millionaire Beggar' Leaves Strange Inheritance in Coney Island Self-Storage Units

The first surprise for brothers Seth, Ian and Todd Lerner was when their panhandler cousin Howard Frank drowned in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.<p>The second came when they laid eyes on the strange inheritance he left them. Jammed into three self-storage units in Coney Island were nearly 2 million …

Coney Island

MOVIE SEASON

via orange.com<p>I’m of a vintage that makes me old enough to remember a time when one of the most exciting things about Christmas was the fact that …

Movies

Mousehunt: looking back at an underrated family movie

Robin Bell Mar 27, 2017Mousehunt, starring Lee Evans and Nathan Lane, is a gleefully dark family movie, that's well worth revisiting... If you're a …

Movies

Why was the Lone Ranger ‘lone’ if he always had Tonto with him?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>Why was the Lone Ranger called “lone” if he always had his friend Tonto with him?<p><i>Francis Hewitt</i><p>• Post your answers – and new questions – below or …

5 new free Roku channels to add today

Roku customers often ask us on Twitter about where to find new and free Roku channels. We’re always listening to your suggestions (let us know what …

Roku

Don’t Mess With Texans: 28 Badass Movie Characters from the Lone Star State

Cowboys, final girls, a lovable old dog, and more, ranked.<p>Everything is bigger in Texas, and everyone is more badass. That’s why you don’t mess with …

Filmmaking

8 Life Choices That Will Make You Instantly Likable and Respected

The ability to earn respect often comes down to the choices you make.<p>Respect is such a lost value in today's culture, especially since the most recent presidential campaign. Its polarizing nature has brought out the worst in humanity.<p>Studies have been telling us that there's immense power in …

Leadership

The Jay Lynch Interview, 1987 | The Comics Journal

From <i>The Comics Journal #114</i> (February 1987)<p><i>Jay Lynch held down the Chicago end of the underground comics movement.</i> Bijou’s Funnies<i>, which he edited,</i> …

Culture

Film & Video: Lenny Bruce - Thank You Mask Man (1971)

Directed by Jeff Hale<br>Produced by John Magnuson<br>Written by Lenny Bruce<br>Starring Lenny Bruce<br>Editing by Tom Bullock<br>Release date(s) September 28, …

Movies

Dear Trump, Be a Team Leader, Not a Lone Ranger

The president should prepare his spokespeople and allies before blasting out Twitter bombshells.<p>Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama …

Donald Trump

‘Warning Shot’ Rules and ‘Shoot-to-Wound’ Proposals Raise Motivation Question

<i>By David Codrea</i><p><b>USA –</b> -(Ammoland.com)- “Several use-of-force experts have surprisingly (and not surprisingly – anonymously) conceded that this is a …

Concealed Carry

What Comes Next For ‘Timeless’ After That Season Finale?

A review of the <i>Timeless</i> season finale, and where things stand if the show gets renewed, coming up just as soon as we watch season two of <i>The A-Team</i> in its entirety…<p>The <i>Timeless</i> creative team spent most of this abbreviated first season trying to find the right balance between the Rittenhouse …

TV

The Rhetorical Nature of Narrative

Background<p>I thought my eyes and ears were deceiving me. The scene before me was a rare sight at best and certainly not one I expected so late in the …

Teaching

[VIDEO] A Cure For Wellness Review: Great Acting and Cinematography Couldn’t Save a Contrived Plot

Synopsis: A young Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) is sent to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company’s CEO (Harry Groener) …

Pirates of the Caribbean

How 'Star Trek Beyond' Turned Idris Elba Into a Terrifying Alien

If you’ve been freaked out by makeup in a blockbuster movie over the last 15 or so years, there’s a pretty good chance it was made by Joel Harlow. …

Star Trek

Ruth Wilson on the laughable rumours surrounding her love life

The actress explained that she has been linked to dating actors she hasn't even met<p>Ruth Wilson has opened up about the ludicrous gossip surrounding …

Eddie Redmayne

For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after 'Lone Ranger'

NEW YORK (AP) — Say what you will about Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," but it didn't lack for ambition.<p>Verbinski's $215 million film was a bid to reorient the Texas Ranger tale around its Native American sidekick, Tonto (Johnny Depp), and reinvigorate the Western with rollicking blockbuster …

Movies

Pizza kings, team owners, &c.

On Mike Ilitch, Dana Rohrabacher, Vladimir Putin, Grace Hopper, and more<p>There was big news from my home state last week, and sad news: Mike Ilitch …

Conservative POV