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  1. And a potential "safety net" option should Markakis walk at the end of the year.
  2. I started watching it when it first aired and then life got in the way. I'm finishing up on it now and have really enjoyed it.
  3. So it looks like the plug has been pulled on the latest Transformers movie, but Bumblebee is still getting his own spin-off. The first trailer doesn't do much for me, but I'm so glad that they went back to the 1980's version with the VW Beetle. This will act as prequel as being themed in the 1980's. I really wish they had started the franchise with the 80's versions to give us the back story, kind of like the MCU did with their characters. The write up seems intriguing at least. The “Transformers” franchise may appear to be dead in the water after Paramount pulled the sixth film in the main series from its schedule, but that’s not so because “Bumblebee” is still coming right at you later this year. And in the middle of the night Monday night we got our very first look at the spinoff. You can check out the trailer in the embedded video above, or on YouTube right here. “Bumblebee” will take the series back in time to the 1980s, thus serving as a prequel to the main series as well as a spinoff. As often happens in these things, the trailer shows us Bumblebee striking up a relationship with a young woman named Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) by accident — while Charlie is poking around under her beat up new yellow Beatle, she spots Bumblebee’s real face. During that bit, the trailer calls back to the first time we saw Bumblebee come into the possession of the human protagonist of one of the movies, with the sequence narrated by Bernie Mac’s used car salesman in “Transformers,” when he tells Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf’) that cars pick their drivers — “a mystical bond between man and machine.” The “Bumblebee” trailer is notably light on the sort of large scale action and wacky humor that the “Transformers” movies are known for. The tone of the trailer is in keeping with how producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has described the film — as being an “emotionally complex story” which he compared to “The Iron Giant.” Though it does give us a shot of Bee catching a flaming helicopter, as well as a villainous Decepticon disguised as a jet. That Decepticon, by the way, is Barricade, who features prominently in the main series. We also get a glimpse of John Cena and John Ortiz with a whole bunch of soldiers — because no “Transformers” movie could be complete without a military aspect. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the continuity of the live-action “Transformers” series, Bumblebee has been hanging out on Earth a while before the events of the film series and even a few decades before this movie is set. As revealed in last year’s “The Last Knight,” Bumblebee has been around at least since World War II, in which he was part of an Autobot team who fought the Nazis alongside human forces. How he ends up in Hailee Steinfeld’s possession is anyone’s guess. But I’ll guess we’ll find out when “Bumblebee” hits theaters on December 21. The film is directed by Travis Knight of “Kubo and the Two Strings” fame, and is written by Christina Hodson.
  4. Yes...We have to appeal to a global audience, not just the US.
  5. A few shots of a black bear that we encountered. She looked like she had just recently come out of a den with her cubs and was far too interested in foraging than caring about the people that were around. Black Bear 1 by Jason, on Flickr Black Bear 2 by Jason, on Flickr Black Bear 3 by Jason, on Flickr Black Bear 4 by Jason, on Flickr
  6. I met up with a couple of photographer buddies in the Smoky Mountains last week for a long weekend of photography shenanigans. Here's my first image from the trip. It's a 6 shot vertical panorama from Clingmans Dome. We left the cabin about 1:30 a.m, arrived at Clingmans about 3:00 a.m, shot until about 5:00 a.m, took a quick nap in the car, and then shot sunrise from there. Clingmans Dome Milky Way Pano 1.2 by Jason, on Flickr
  7. So seeing IW a 2nd time was well worth it. There were maybe 20 other people in the theater for the 12:45 showing that I went to on Sunday so I was able to pick up on a few things that I missed. I missed Thor telling the GoG that Thanos killed half his people but I did read about it after the fact. I also missed Eitri (Peter Dinklage) telling Thor that Stormbreaker could summon the bifrost. On that note, I also missed Thor arriving in Wakanda via the bifrost. I picked up on a few other lines that I had missed the first time around. I looked for the blue man in The Collector's collection on Knowhere as a throwback to the show Arrested Development but couldn't find it. Overall, I enjoyed it the 2nd time around as much as the 1st.
  8. The feels man.....right in the feels...
  9. Just sat down for round 2 of the movie. Hoping to pick up on a few new thing that I missed with a mostly empty theater.
  10. So while at lunch today, I swung by the local Toy R Us to see if there were really any decent "going out of business" sales that my son couldn't live without. I went down the Star Wars aisle and looked behind me to see they had moved the Marvel stuff onto the same aisle. I now know a couple of spoilers.
  11. 7-10 is what I was expecting. The theater I'm going to should be about a 15 minute drive home at 10 p.m. I'm guessing we'll pick around 10:00-10:30ish if we stay at 26. I wish my Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weren't so crazy though so that I could see it at least one more time this weekend.