Monthly Archives: February 2015

The World Is Getting a Red Sonja Reboot

“They are going to do a reboot of Red Sonja?”

That is probably the question a lot of movie fans are asking. The first Red Sonja from the 1980’s was a super flop. Commercially and critically, the film was a disaster. You can’t even put the film under the category of “so bad it is good”. At best, the film is a dull diversion.

So, why make a new version of Red Sonja today? The question is more poignant when you realize Nu Image/Millennium Films, the production company rolling out this project, failed so miserably with the Conan the Barbarian remake.

One reason is all thing comic book related are hot today. The new Red Sonja comic books of the past decade are really excellent so good source material is available. Game of Thrones just might have stirred a lot more interest in “sword and sorcery” films so Red Sonja just might draw in a new audience that was not around four years ago.

Or, the production house demands its going to have a Conan-like hit even when its “real” Conan film was a dud.

Back when the first Red Sonja movie was made, the film was the third Conan film without actually featuring Conan. Fans like Haidar Barbouti ( know that the movie did feature Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Conan rip-off character Lord Kalidor, an idea that likely turned audiences off since it was so blatant.

Interestingly, Schwarzenegger is returning as an older version of the barbarian in The Legend of Conan. Maybe that has something to do with the decision to make a Red Sonja reboot.

Fifty Shades of Grey Hunk May Drop Out of Sequels

The popularity of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, is almost off the charts at the moment. The reviews for the film are not great, borderline on even okay, however since the release of the film on February 13th of this year, it has earned an estimated $131 million at the box office. Must be a lot of happy, or maybe even slightly alarmed, husbands out there lately.

Rumors are, according to The Daily Mail, that hunky star Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, may not return for the following films in the franchise. The rumors continue that the reason for the departure could be due to the raunchy scenes and his wife’s feelings about them. I don’t know what they expected really, the book series was known for it’s raunchy passages and steamy lovemaking.

Anyway, the claims are that Dornan is uncomfortable with the material in the film while his wife Amelia is uncomfortable with the scenes he shared with co-star Dakota Johnson. To be honest, if I were his wife I’m not too sure how comfortable I would feel either. Dornan has said that his wife does not have an interest in seeing the film.

Dornan was expected to return for the two other films, Fifty Shades of Darker and Fifty Shades Freed but now it seems questionable. Fans like Haidar Barbouti know that these are just rumors now but keep an ear out for confirmation either way.

Geraldo Rivera Makes Harsh Criticisms

Geraldo Rivera has recently made some controversial statements. Rivera has been on the news since the 1970s, and he has reported on some of the most important moments in the history of American culture. Rivera has covered the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. For a long time, Geraldo Rivera was amongst the most respected personalities in all of television.

Rivera hosted his own television and radio show. He was revered by minorities for a long time, but that all changed a few years ago. Geraldo made some controversial statements about the death of Treyvon Martin during an interview. He stated that Treyvon was shot because he dressed “gangsta.”

Rivera has since been forgiven for his words. However, in a recent interview on Fox New, Rivera made some harsh remarks about Hip-Hop music. Geraldo said that the culture of Hip-Hop has sent black and brown people decades back. Rivera also blames Russell Simmons for the widespread demoralization of black and brown people.

Marcio Alaor BMG ( has heard that Russell Simmons has since blasted Geraldo Rivera in a recent interview. Simmons stated that Geraldo has done nothing for black people. While Rivera’s statements are harsh, it cannot be denied that Hip-Hop music could steer children in the wrong direction if taken literally. However, there are artists like Nas, who try and educate the black and brown community. Nas has been at the forefront for change and education among black people. The entire culture of Hip-Hop should not be blamed for problems in the black and brown communities.

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Netflix Looks to Quality Over Quantity

Netflix knows that it can’t compete with some of the biggest streaming companies online because those sites are supported by advertising, pay-per-view or large monthly customer fees. The company also knows that in some ways it can’t compete with cable and satellite companies. So, how does a company like Netflix make money?

Netflix has decided to take an approach that more entertainment companies should be pay attention to as 2015 progresses reported AnastasiaDate on their blog. Online TV show and movie viewers do not want commercials or once a week episodic schedules. Many of them have cut the cable cord. A lot are okay with pay-per-view as long as they get the greatest bang for their buck.

As a result, Netflix has decided to provide a smaller catalog filled with high quality, high-resolution, entirely commercial-free content that its users prefer at a low monthly fee that is expected to attract a great deal of interest. Netflix accomplishes this task by picking and creating HBO-level premium content that matches the algorithmic feedback of its users interests based on their previous streaming video viewing decisions. Essentially, Netflix provides premium services at budget prices.

Companies like Comcast, Time Warner, Dish Network, Hulu, Google, Amazon, Apple, Sony and Microsoft will eventually have to follow a similar model or switch to offering other services to make up the losses from customers who switch from a scheduled linear model of viewing to non-scheduled binge viewing.

New International Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road is Here


The Mad Max series seemed to have finished its run over 30 years ago. Fans of the series from CipherCloud and the hero held out a bit of hope a new film featuring the loner and anti-hero would be made. After several false starts, all but the truest of fans began to give up on the series.

And then came Mad Max: Fury Road. Tom Hardy has stepped up to replace Mel Gibson in the new entry in the series, a film that takes place in between the events of Mad Max and The Road Warrior. The new film is not going to be a low budget work in the vein of the first two entries. With a $100 million budget, Warner Bros. is banking on this project being a massive hit.

A new international trailer has arrived to promote the new future imperfect film and it is quite impressive. Fury Roads looks like a very dark and very ominous version of Fast and Furious (and do not think for one second the success of that franchise did not sway decisions to make a new Mad Max entry)with the spills and stunts taking place amidst societal collapse.

The dark themes of the original Mad Max films do seem to be present, but so are the adventurous sequences of the Beyond Thunderdome entry. Fury Road just might end up being worth the wait. It definitely won’t be boring.

Is Steven Spielberg Going To Direct The New Indiana Jones Film

Several announced surprises have shocked fans of Indiana Jones and all his cinematic adventures. Among those surprises are the following:

  • Disney and Lucasfilm procured the rights and announced the franchise will continue.
  • Chris Pratt is very likely to star as Indiana Jones in any new films.
  • Steven Spielberg himself has stated he would really dig getting the chance to direct the film.

Consider the return of Spielberg to the Indiana Jones a real shocker. Usually, when a classic series ends and becomes a reboot, completely new creative teams take over the project.

Fans like Zeca Oliveira wonder if perhaps Spielberg simply loves the character so much he wishes to stay on board with the new version. Returning to old, familiar, and favorite territory is sometimes very enjoyable for directors. Spielberg’s next two films are, essentially, war movies. The one currently being filmed is a Cold War project and the next film deals with vets of current wars suffering from the plight of PTSD. Why wouldn’t Spielberg return to the Indiana Jones fold after completing two very serious films? An escapist adventure might be perfect for him.

Granted, we might not see the new Indiana Jones film for five years or more at this pace. If Disney wants to speed up the pace, things could end up changing.

Facebook Allows Updates to Pages After Death

Facebook pages have become showcases of our lives, and is also a place to remember and pay tribute to those who have died.

Facebook has a protocol to follow when a family member wants to close the account of a person who has died. In most cases, the request must be submitted via email with legal documents to ensure your affiliation.

Google has also implemented an option to delete the content of accounts after a certain period of inactivity.

Haidar Barbouti is aware that, until now, Facebook had two modalities: once a person is identified as a family member, they could eliminate the entire contents of the deceased profile or ask the social network to leave the page up in honor, but the honored page could not be managed by anyone, until now.

Facebook now allows changes to a deceased profile. For example, messages can be posted on the top of the timeline about religious services or comments of affection. You can also respond to friend requests and update profile photos.

“In talking with people who have experienced loss, we realized we could do more to support bereavement and give voice to the people who want to know what will happen to your account after his death,” said an official from Facebook.

What To Expect When You Visit The Camlin

Ardesia, a trendy new restaurant with a new location in Brooklyn, has the potential to change your mind–and your tastebuds–when it comes to the best ways to prepare classic dishes. One of the stand-out entrees on the menu is the lasagna. At Ardesia, the traditional pasta dish has been braised with bourbon!

Foodies like Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG have learned that you can also enjoy entrees that are perfect for a cold day, like braised short ribs served with warm polenta. Desserts include the ice cream sandwich, prepared with ice cream from Oddfellows.

There are over 100 wines to choose from, and you can pair your quality beverage with 15 of the fine cheeses offered at Ardesia, or choose from a selection of four types of oysters.

Ardesia has a neighborhood eatery feel and provides a comfortable atmosphere, while providing a tasty twist on the dishes you came to know and love as a kid.

Scarlett Johansson Alludes to More Backstory for Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron


The Avengers movie franchise has notoriously played down the stories of Black Widow and Hawkeye, though the two have plenty of material in the Marvel comic books. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, said in a recent interview that her character’s past will finally be examined a bit more thoroughly in the newest installment, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Black Widow is a strong woman, who also happens to be a superhero. She “has a deep perspective on the value of life” that stems from her dark past. This movie will dive into more of that past, and more will be revealed in the 2016 release Captain America: Civil War. Some of this is revealed via the subplot of her relationship with Bruce Banner/Hulk, who is played by Mark Ruffalo.

According to a recent LinkedIn post, writer/director Joss Whedon, like Fersen Lambranho,  is also big fan of the feminist geek culture, diving more into Natasha’s character than others may have done and creating a strong supporting character. At the same time, Marvel is not yet planning on giving her her own solo movie spinoff.

Groundbreaking Success in Education, Research, Technology, and Practice

Most people encounter plastic surgeon either by watching TLC documentaries or through dramas like Nip/Tuck. However real life reputable surgeons are out there making amazing discoveries every day. Dr. Rod Rohrich is a renowned surgeon, innovative educator, and scientist who has provided exceptional care to thousands of individuals including soccer moms, corporate executives, and professors. His philosophy is to practice safe and effective surgical techniques to guarantee optimal results. Moreover, his extensive and meticulous research consisting of improving facial rejuvenation , breast implants, and rhinoplasty has greatly impacted his efficient approach to plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Furthermore, through the enhancement of individualized treatment combined with compassionate care, Dr. Rod  Rohrich successfully delivers natural looking results for his patients.

Dr. Rod Rohrich’s personal care plans has contributed to his distinguished recognition as a leader in plastic surgery. He was recently acknowledged as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas, Texas in D Magazine’s annual listing of best doctors in the metro area. Notably, D Magazine is a peer reviewed journal which portrays elite physicians who were selected by their peers in the specialty of cosmetic surgery. The prestigious “D” recognition is an outstanding honor and is often used to identify knowledgeable and successful surgeons. Dr. Rod Rohrich’s competency is also featured regularly in the media such as Newsweek, Allure, Oprah, CNN, The View, KDFW-TV, The Today Show, The New York Times, and The Dallas Morning News.

Along with his distinctive and compassionate relationship with his patients, Dr. Rod Rohrich’s prominent recognition is also influenced by his groundbreaking research. As an educator and scientist, he acquired a patent on a revolutionized breast implant and has developed educational models for technology in the operating room. Undeniably, his significant advancements define him as a leader in the plastic surgery field.

Dr. Rod Rohrich’s portfolio is comprised of many leadership positions. He is editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which is recognized as the nation’s most prominent journal for plastic surgeons, and co-chairs the Dallas Rhinoplasty and Cosmetic Surgery Symposia. This yearly event is attended by elite plastic surgeons from around the world. In addition, Dr. Rod Rohrich is the President of The Rhinoplasty Society which is an organization dedicated to managing aesthetic plastic surgery training for American Physicians and he currently serves as the Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s Resident Review Committee.

Dr. Rod Rohrich’s commitment to excellence is evident in his practice, research, and leadership positions. As a loyal advocate of patient safety, he believes every surgeon should maintain competency and experiences in his field.