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Month: March 2021

Netflix Drops Nearly HALF A BILLION DOLLARS on Two KNIVES OUT Sequels


Netflix is plunking down an astounding $450 million for the rights to “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3,” the next two follow-ups to the 2019 murder mystery, sources tell Variety. The films will reunite director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig, who teamed up so memorably on the first detective story.

The first “Knives Out” was produced by Media Rights Capital. It was distributed by Lionsgate, going on to earn $311.4 million on a $40 million budget. Johnson was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay. It was not immediately clear who benefits from the massive windfall, as MRC is said by sources to have acquired the rights to the material from Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman.

As someone who has been a massive fan of Rian Johnson’s work since he first saw Brick, and absolutely adored the world of Benoit Blanc we got our first glimpse into with Knives Out, I am absolutely stunned.

I was just commenting about how so much of the Netflix original library leaves me cold, and now, here we are, two movies I definitely want to see.

I’m so damned excited for these movies. Get PAID, Rian!


A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope!

When we last heard about this movie, it was called Connected and was due for a Fall 2020 theatrical release.

Now back to its original title, The Mitchells vs. the Machines still looks great, but now it’ll be hitting Netflix in just about a month.

I’m in.

#FastFoodArmsRace: TGI Fridays Will Kill You With Their Circus-Themed ‘Under The Big Top’ Menu

PR Newswire:

TGI Fridays®, the iconic restaurant brand known as the authority on bringing good food and good times, today announced the launch of Under the Big Top, with ringmaster Alfonso Ribeiro. Fridays is celebrating the circus with over-the-top menu items like Famous Whiskey-Glazed Skewers, Oooey Gooey Mozz Stick Melter (a mozzarella stick grilled cheese), Whiskey-Glazed Donut Burger (Fridays Signature Burger between two glazed donuts), Giant Churro Twists and exciting circus-themed drinks, like the Cotton Candy Cosmo and Fire-Eating Fireball Margarita. There will even be tents in the parking lots at select locations so Guests can dine outside and participate in family-fun activities such as face painting, live music, giveaways and much more. A world of wonder, spectacle and Instagram-worthy moments await Fridays fans at participating locations across the U.S. through June 2021.

Look at that image. And that’s the “appetizing” image they went with. I mean, what an absolute car crash of a me….

Wait a second.

Alfonso Ribeiro?!



New Trailer for Disney+’s STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

Premieres on May 4th with an extended episode, then new episodes every Friday starting on May 7th.

Apple WWDC 2021 Set for Online Format

Apple Newsroom:

Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 7 through 11, in an all-online format. Free for all developers, WWDC21 will offer unique insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Building on the record-breaking participation and learnings from last year’s online conference, WWDC21 is an opportunity for developers to learn about the new technologies, tools, and frameworks they rely on to build innovative and platform-differentiating apps and games. Apple also announced that this year’s Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for young developers to demonstrate their coding skills by creating a Swift playground, is now accepting submissions.

No big surprise here. Honestly, I think the online format of their conferences as of late has treated Apple quite well.