Archive for July, 2017

Amazon Releases ‘Comrade Detective’ Trailer This Morning Because The Company Wasn’t In The News Enough Today

Yesterday, word got out that Academy Awards Best Actor winner Mahershala Ali is set to star in True Detective Season 3. Today, we discovered that Jeff Bezos will not, as expected, be crowned richest man on the planet Earth following Amazon’s weak Q2 earnings report. And now, there’s even more happening in the strangely specific […]

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Amy Schumer Calls Anne Hathaway ‘Perfect’ for Barbie

Posted by melissa kandel on July 27, 2017 in comedy, entertainment, Film, Instagram | No Comments

Oh, Hollywood. It’s so hard to tell whether Amy Schumer is being genuinely supportive of Anne Hathaway, front runner for the live-action Barbie movie set to hit theaters June 29, 2018, or else there’s something a little, err, plastic in her response.

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J.R.R. Tolkien is About to Become a Silver Screen Star

Posted by melissa kandel on July 26, 2017 in entertainment, Film, Hollywood, In the News | No Comments

Just when you thought the film industry couldn’t possibly eek anything more out of J.R.R. Tolkien or his epic tales, Finnish director Dome Karukoski will breathe new life into the famed, fantastical scribe by way of a big-screen biopic detailing Tolkien’s formative years as an orphaned youth.

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Pelican Hill on a Summer Sunday

Posted by melissa kandel on July 26, 2017 in Newport Beach, Personal, summer | 2 Comments

Ten minutes deep into a Phantom of the Opera-inspired uphill climb on the elliptical, my phone rings. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t have answered but the gym was empty and something about seeing the incoming call flash across my screen just as “Angel of Music” was reaching its soaring crescendo gave me pause. “Hello?” “Hey, what […]

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The Simpsons’ Matt Groening Masterminds New Netflix Series

Described as an “epic fantasy,” Disenchantment, the new animated series by The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, is set to hit Netflix in two, 10-episode batches next year. As with Groening’s other cartoon triumphs, this one is aimed at adults and will feature his characteristic off-kilter humor, a mix of optimistic petulance and satire-infused […]

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Summer French Toast for a Light and Easy Morning

Posted by melissa kandel on July 22, 2017 in food, Recipes, summer | 2 Comments

“For Daisy Ree” the bench read, as if there was no one else whose name could find itself etched into the old, snarled wood. June had already breathed in and out of a midsummer in mid-July, the late-night darkness was already glazed with gray dawn. Staying up until the sun rose across the empty beach […]

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Chase McNary Talks About How It’s Actually Not Too Late to Get Your Summer Bod

Posted by melissa kandel on July 12, 2017 in entertainment, fitness, Interview | No Comments

Oh, elusive summer bod. You’re like the physiological personification of Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch … shifty, unpredictable and super hard to find, whether traveling on broomstick or otherwise.  Who else thinks it’s a longstanding workplace conspiracy that every late-spring office party features cream-filled donuts and rainbow-sprinkled cake? That sugary stuff is seriously hard to resist when 3 […]

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Here’s to Those Who Wander

Posted by melissa kandel on July 8, 2017 in Interview, travel | No Comments

“Not all those who wander are lost,” has become something of an overused axiom haphazardly slapped across Instagram memes and Twitter profiles, deployed by some as an excuse to pursue absentmindedness and misdirection. For others, the phrase— plucked from J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed The Lord of the Rings poem, “All That is Gold Does not Glitter”—is a […]

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