Just wanted to touch on some things…
Most importantly, the ballot for the 2017 EYG Hall of Fame is up and active on the front page of the website. We have a good list of potential HoF inductees again this year with people like Steve Irwin, Stephen King, Josh Gates, and Billy Nye, characters such as King Kong, The Joker, Dick Tracy, Iron Man, C3PO/R2D2, BB-8, and Frankenstein’s Monster, movies and TV shows including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Wizard of Oz, Game of Thrones, The Six Million Dollar Man, Jeopardy and SNL, and other various items including the flux capacitor (from Back to the Future), Starlog Magazine, Mad Magazine, ghosts, Barbie, NASA, the Rubik’s Cube and YouTube. Your votes do count and you may vote as many times as you would like until the poll ends on September 19th (Talk Like A Pirate Day). I only ask that you vote responsibly. Do not just sit and vote over and over again to unbalance the poll. You want to vote multiple times…please do so. Just keep it in mind to be reasonable.
I am trying to continue to write the “classic” reviews but I do not want to just do reviews of all my favorite former films. That was why I did Batman and Robin. I want to try and space out those all-time greats (Princess Bride, Raiders, Star Wars, etc) so it doesn’t just look like the best of the best. Any suggestions? Next week, Bonnie and Clyde will be shown at Cinemark and I might make my way to see and review that one. The Princess Bride is going to be shown in October at Cinemark, so I will probably hold off with that film until then. If you haven’t guessed, The Princess Bride is my favorite film of all time.
I’m hoping to get to Detroit either tomorrow or early next week. School will be starting up again very soon, so the time available is going to shorten. I have a lot of curriculum to get ready for school as well.
I am so excited for It in September. I hope that I am not disappointed in the film. The trailers have looked just tremendous. It is right near the top of my most anticipated remaining films of the year. I would say that Thor: Ragnarok is number one right now and It is probably number two. Others include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Justice League, Annabelle: Creation, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Battle of the Sexes, Blade Runner 2049,.
I am not looking forward to Flatliners. That reboot just looks dumb and unnecessary. Maybe I am wrong.
I love the Gong Show. It’s just surreal fun with some of the silliest to stupidest things you’ll ever see on TV. Last year, I loved ABC’s reboot of the Match Game and this year, The Gong Show.
I am a Dodger fan and as of my writing today, they have won 43 of their last 50 games. That is just insane. I also just about peed myself when they made the big deal at the trading deadline and brought in Yu Darvish. It was like the head office is all-in as well. The Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988, the year of Orel Hershsier and Kirk Gibson’s home run. I will never forget that home run moment. One of the greatest baseball moments in my life.
Okay, that will do it. Remember, cast those votes for the EYG Hall of Fame. Every vote matters.