Garrison Keillor Is Phasing Himself Out Of “A Prairie Home Companion”

Keillor Is Stepping Back From The Show He Founded In 1974

It’s finally happening. Garrison Keillor is riding off into the sunset and leaving his baby, A Prairie Home Companion, to live without him. A Prairie Home Companion has become a modern day radio phenomena. Keillor masterfully put a radio show together that pulls on the heart strings, lifts the spirit and gives the stomach muscles a good workout. The 72-year-old Keillor wants to pass his mic to singer Chris Thile, who is a member of Nickel Creek. Thile will insure that all of Lake Wobegon’s kids stay above average.

Thile will be the co-host for a few episodes when the new season begins, and Keillor will stay as host. But the Keillor will turn over the hosting duties to Thile, who made his first appearance on the 15 years ago at some point during the season. Thile has hosted the show in the past, and he has done an excellent job in that role, according to Keillor and the audience.

Garrison won’t completely disappear from the show, which is good news for fans like Brian Bonar. He plans to make guest appearances so the popular detective Guy Noir will not be lost forever.

Simon Pegg to Co-Writer ‘Star Trek 3′

Actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg is now penning the script for the third reboot-installment of the popular Star Trek franchise. Roberto Orci, who helped write the first two reboot installments) had originally written the script for Star Trek 3. However, several last minute changes were made to the creative team that threw Justin Lin into the role of director and landed Pegg as a co-writer of the new script.

The third Star Trek installment is rumored to be titled Star Trek Beyond. Pegg opened up to the media about why Paramount decided to make such drastic changes in the film’s production team.

“The script that they had wasn’t really working for them,” Pegg said. “I think they thought it was too Star Trek-y. There are other movies that made over $1 billion at the box office, but the last ‘Star Trek’ segment did not. They want to know why.”

The last film, Star Trek: Into the Darkness brought in more than $486 million at the box office. With the film’s budget of $187 million, that left the movie makers a $282 million profit. Adam Sender certainly comes away impressed with those numbers.

How will Paramount’s changes to the production team affect the brand’s profit?

We will see, when Star Trek 3 hits theaters in July 2016.

Lucy 2 Is Confirmed, But Will Scarlett Johansson Reprise Her Role?

You may remember her for her femme-fatale performances in the Avengers films, you may even remember her alien persona in Under the Skin, but most movie watchers were amazed by how well Scarlet Johansson portrayed her star role in Lucy last year.

Lucy played a ditsy blonde who was tricked by a former flame into being a drug mule for a strange blue substance. After being intercepted on her way to her destination she is assaulted, causing the strange concoction to seep in to her bloodstream and give her supernatural abilities stated Zeca Oliveira.

After the release of the first movie, director Luc Besson stressed there couldn’t be a second movie even after the $40 million budgeted movie made over $450 million globally. Since then, Besson’s singing to a different tune and announced that the second movie will go forward at CineEurope during a French film trade expo.

While this news is wonderful, we can’t help but wonder if Scarlett Johansson will reprise her former role? The movie star is currently pre-occupied by upcoming films The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, and Ghost in the Shell, but honestly what kind of results could the silver screen produce without her?

The only thing we can do right now is wait and hope that she’ll grace us with her presence in the next year or two when the sequel hits the box office.

Test Screenings for the New Mission Impossible FIlm are Going Well

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation is being screened in front of test audiences. The studio was a little bit worried about the success potential of the film. The release date was moved due to concerns about competition from Ant-Man. Based on recent audience reactions, fans really are appreciating the new Tom Cruise M.I. film. In fact, the reaction is much better than the previous entry, Ghost Protocol.

Ghost Protocol was a success. We would not be seeing a new Mission Impossible film if the franchise entry was deemed a failure and $700 million worldwide gross is pretty impressive. Critics liked the film and audiences were thrilled. So, the notion that Rogue Nation is getting better reviews is extremely promising.

Four years have passed since Ghost Protocol was released to theaters and audience tastes can change a lot in that amount of time. The handy reactions for Rogue Nation are being taken as extremely good news by Paramount. The studio is so thrilled with the test screenings so far, a sixth film in the series is being ordered.

Tom Cruise is going to remain a busy actor, albeit in sequels. A sixth Mission Impossible film and a sequel to Top Gun are going to keep him busy for the next three or so years. Hopefully, he will also appear in some original material in between and after these films have their run in theaters.

Ezra Miller May Star in “Fantastic Beasts”

Ezra Miller Could Lead in “Fantastic Beasts” Film

Ezra Miller’s acting resume appears to have suddenly just popped up, once he starred in hits such as “We Need to Talk About Kevin” which premiered in 2011.

Another work he was in includes “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which debuted in 2012 and now he’s been cast as The Flash for the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe. Now it appears that there’s some talk that Miller is set for a major role in the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.” Miller isn’t officially part of the cast just yet but he is in the frontline for starring in the movie, and has been heavily favored for the role.

“Fantastic Beasts” features none other than Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling writing the screenplay for the movie. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, is also involved and will be directed the first movie in this trilogy, while actors Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston will be starring as lead roles in the movie. Miller has been implied to be taken on the role of Kredan, one of the many magical characters in the movie.

The movie takes place 70 years before the first Harry Potter film and features the character of Newt Scamander, played by Redmayne, who goes to New York to find and take note of magical creatures. A few at Madison Street Capital want to see it with their families.

Diverse Superheroes Can Be Created Without Altering Those We Already Have

Superheroes have been much in the entertainment news lately with all the films that portray their adventures. There have been calls for more diversity in superheroes because most of them do tend to be white males. The comic book side of these superheroes does seem to have responded to this somewhat with a black Captain America in one comic book version and a female Thor in another. The latest call has been for a more racially diverse Spider-Man with some even calling for him to be gay.

The latest release of Sony e-mail hacks about this subject indicate that they want Spider-Man to remain white and straight. What’s more, so does the character’s creator Stan Lee. Mr. Lee sees no problem with creating new characters of various social, racial and ethnic backgrounds with different sexual preferences. He simply believes that Spider-Man has already been set up to be the character that he has always been and that happens to be a straight, white male. As he points out, no one expects the Black Panther to be Swiss, so why mess with the person Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s alter ego, has always been. Stan Lee has even agreed to create characters of more diverse backgrounds. It is important for everyone to have some heroes and role models to look up to, but this can go too far. I suppose the next call will be for a transgender Wonder Woman. Crystal Hunt doesn’t know how that will be accepted.

How to Help Improve Wikipedia

 

 

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most relied upon sources. Webpages from Wikipedia cover many varied subjects including the arts, sciences and history. Most webpages on Wikipedia have been written by laypeople with an interest in a specific subject. To make a Wikipedia article, people from around the world have been able to log on to the website and create new pages as well as edit older ones as mention in this webpage. In the process, they have been able to share information with others around the world who share the same interests as well as those who are looking for basic information about many subject.

It is very easy for people to log on to the site and begin writing and editing papers. All anyone needs is a valid email address and some time. Articles can be written and edited by nearly anyone with an interest in a specific subject. It is possible for someone to be able to write an article on nearly any given subject and then post it on the site for all to read. When writing or editing an article on the website, people need to follow certain specific guidelines before posting an article or editing an article that is already on the site.

The most important part of writing any article on the site is to make sure that it adheres to the guidelines that have been set forth by the site’s creators. Style guidelines have been created in order to help make sure that all the articles on the site conform to a specific overall guide. Anyone who is going to write an article on the site should carefully read all the <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style”>guidelines</a> that have been set out. All articles must be written in a certain way. This includes making sure that the article adheres to a certain specific tone as well as being adequately cited.

The same is true of those who are editing any article. An article must be edited in accordance with the website’s stated guidelines. This means that all changes that are made must be made carefully and done in the way that the site’s creators have designed. It is possible to log on and then make any kind of minor changes desired. A user can make a small correction of any kind just by logging on and then giving a reason for the change. In this way, the site can be corrected by anyone with the right information.

Film to Be Released Documenting “The Wall” Tour

Roger Waters, the former songwriter for Pink Floyd, went on tour during 2010 and 2013 and performed Pink Floyd’s classic concept album “The Wall” in its entirety for audiences around the world. The tour was a huge success, and Waters performed for around one-and-a-half million people overall. A film was made of the tour, and it will be released in theaters this fall.

Waters originally wrote “The Wall” as a tribute to the soldiers who died in World War Two, including his own father. Its message is just as relevant today as it was in 1979 when the record came out.

“The Wall” is the record that Pink Floyd put out at the height of their popularity, and it was one of their most acclaimed musical efforts. The album that came next, “The Final Cut”, didn’t do as well commercially or in terms of critical acclaim. Ultimately, Rogers left the band to become a solo artist.

Personally, I think that it is a shame that Rogers left Pink Floyd. Sam Tabar recently told Bloomberg that in his opinion, his solo work hasn’t been as good as his Pink Floyd work. Also, Pink Floyd continued on without him, but they definitely need him as a songwriter. It’s too bad that Rogers and the rest of the band couldn’t work out their differences and continue making great albums.

An Aca-Citing Announcement

Aca-citing! Pitch Perfect 2 has only been in theatres for a few short months, and already a big announcement has surfaced! It’s easy to see why. The charming movies have been an instant success that have had everyone snapping their fingers, and singing along to those catchy acapella tunes. Now the Bellas will be back in a third installment. It’s official!

According to BuzzFeed Pitch Perfect 3 is official, and it even has a release date said Kevin Seawright! It’s Summer of 2017, so even though it’s a little ways away, people are already talking. It’s great that it’s giving fans instant satisfaction to know that another move is in the works.

Little is known about the next installment, so fans will have to anxiously await until Universal releases more details about what the plot will contain. A few things are confirmed however. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are two of the films biggest stars, and they have signed on for the next one! Other then that, we can speculate. The second installment ended with college finishing up, so hopefully the next film will show what’s next for them. We can only hope that they stayed friends, and continued their aca-mazing singing careers.

Overall, it’s very smart of Universal to confirm a release date, and get the buzz going now. The film has been widely successful and popular so it’s easy to see why they chose to pursue another chapter in the singing sensation.

Is Ben Affleck Going To Direct A Batman Solo Project?

Batman is not just the actor who plays Batman. He is also going to be the man who directs Batman. Well, it seems he will in 2018 when the first solo Batman film of the D.C. Comics Cinematic Universe debuts. The directing rumors are not confirmed at present, but there is no reason to doubt Warner Bros. handing off directorial chores to Affleck. He proved himself a very capable writer/director on the film Argo.

What is very interesting about this rumor is the possible confirmation of a new Batman film. We know the Caped Crusader appears in (obviously) Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and both chapters of The Justice League. A Batman solo film was always going to be made. No one knew when.

If the rumors are true then the bat is out of the bag. Supposedly, Sam Tabar has heard that the title of the film is The Batman. Okay, that is not the most original of titles but the moniker gets the job done. The title heralds the arrival of a new film that returns the character to the original comic book roots and away from The Dark Knight interpretation of the Nolan/Bale films.

The question on everyone’s is “Will Jared Leto’s Joker appear in the film?” It is way to early to tell since we do not know what eventually happens in the two Justice League movies. Besides, the screenplay for The Batman is not even close to written.