DIVING INTO THE OSCAR POOL

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Now that the Super Bowl is over and your favorite team has won (or lost), the real game can begin — the 90th annual Academy Awards. Specifically wagering on the Academy Awards, which will be broadcast in a few short weeks.

The Oscars are just as popular as football when it comes to home and office betting pools. Or March Madness. Or death pools. I don’t know anything about those. I do, however, know a thing or two about the Oscars. Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing for this website.

Each and every year I look forward to whichever Oscar-viewing party that I’ll be attending, and I’ll be intending to win the pool hosted therein. Here are my picks, and the logical reasoning behind them, in no particular order…

[VIDEO] SOLO: A Star Wars Story, the Official Trailer Debuts!!!

 

Hot off it’s Super-Bowl teaser comes the new trailer for SOLO (a Star Wars story), based on the early days of everyone’s favorite scoundrel, gambler and hero, Han Solo. What are his origin stories? Hopefully some answers will be found not just in the movie, but in the teaser. How did he acquire the Millenium Falcon? How did he meet Chewbacca? Will we see the infamous Kessel Run? Lets watch and find out.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25.

[VIDEO] “Paddington 2” Cast & Crew Interviews from the US Premiere

Junior Reporter Lindalee Rose was on the scene for the Blue Carpet US premiere for “Paddington 2”, the sequel to the 2015 hit family film about the small bear with a big heart. In this segment, she interviews cast, crew and special guests about the all the magic, mystery and marmalade of the latest movie. @paddingtonbear #paddington2

HOLLYWOOD Speaks Up: Women are the Answer!

Oprah Winfrey speaks out about the women's movement in Hollywood at the 2018 Golden Globe awards

Oprah Winfrey speaks out about the recent global women’s movement during her acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards

The solution to many of world’s problems including war, sexual harassment in the workplace, pay equality, lack of compassion, lack of empathy, treatment of animals (the list goes on) is really quite simple. WOMEN NEED TO BE IN CHARGE! Men have been in charge for a very long time and our antediluvian approach to conflict, politics, business, tech, and of course the treatment of women has failed our society.

It’s now time to try something else. I have no shame, no embarrassment nor do I feel like less of a man in saying that a switch-over from this Toxic Patriarchy (and ridding the men in charge who continue to reinforce it) to a full-on Matriarchy would change the world in ways never before comprehended. I’m willing to bet if a woman were running the United States, Iran, North Korea, and many of the middle eastern countries we wouldn’t be in these testosterone fueled messes and the world be much more peaceful. As for sexual harassment? Can you imagine what would happen if a man working for Kathleen Kennedy, Sheryl Sandberg or Oprah Winfrey made lewd sexual comments or exhibited inappropriate behavior directed at them? Unless they were on a career suicide mission they wouldn’t dare even think about it.

Has the Reality of Virtual Reality Failed?

Warner Bros "Ready Player One" hits theater in March 2018

Warner Bros “Ready Player One” hits theater in March 2018

Virtual reality is one of those pieces of technology that is hugely impressive, but it’s still not become a mainstream piece of kit. VR was talked about long before its time. Films which looked into the future and attempted to predict what new technology there would be, often mentioned a virtual reality world and this is still very much a possibility. When the technology dropped though, it failed to live up to expectations by a long way and in some cases you could say it failed.

But with the recent anticipation of the upcoming Spielberg film; “Ready Player One” in which a destitute society in the year 2045, finds escape thru the use of virtual reality into a world called the Oasis, it seems that VR may once again be ready to take the world by storm.

 

 

LETTING IT RIDE ON THE LAST JEDI

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Final one-sheet key art for The Last Jedi

“Whenever you gamble, my friend, eventually you’ll lose.”

So said Liam Neeson’s wizened Jedi knight, Qui-Gon Jinn, in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Gambling runs rampant in the galaxy far far away. And never more so it seems than in the film franchise’s newest installment — Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Trailers for the movie, which opens in December, feature an entire planet dedicated to wagering. It’s the latest and largest example of gambling and gaming in the Star Wars mythos, but it’s far from the first.

A Recap of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory LIVE! All-star Cast: Finn Wolfhard, John Stamos, Elle King, Weird Al Yankovic and More!

BTM Junior Reporter; Lindalee Rose recaps this past weekend’s special event of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory LIVE!. FINN WOLFHARD (Stranger Things), JOHN STAMOS (Fuller House), ELLE KING, and “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC and all-star cast gathered to sing the iconic songs from the film, as it played on the Hollywood Bowl’s movie screen, accompanied by LIVE musicians.

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