Weekend Report: Iron Man 3 Takes Off with Second-Highest Opening Ever
Congrats to you if you bought stock in Disney before it helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Easily the most successful launch in the Iron Man series and the fact that it even came somewhat close to reaching The Avengers is a shocker to me.
I’ll do a review of the film later, but the takeaway here is that Disney/Marvel must lock down Robert Downey Jr. for as long as possible (his contract ran out with this movie).
‘Futurama’ not renewed | Inside TV | EW.com
This is sad. I’ll be forever thankful that Futurama made it back with the movies and subsequent long season, but it’s a real shame that yet another good TV series will bite the dust.
If you haven’t watched this show, do yourself a favor and start at S01, E01 and watch the entire run. Seriously, you can’t just catch a random episode to fully appreciate it.
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2013
Saga and Brian K. Vaughan should sweep everything for which it’s nominated. It’s a shame that Fiona Staples isn’t nominated for any individual awards.
The Frozen Four begins tonight at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh typically puts on a great show when it comes to hosting sporting events (MLB All-Star Game, NHL Winter Classic), so I expect this to be no different.
The arrival of the Frozen Four — coming just two years after Pittsburgh hosted 68,000 fans at Heinz Field for the NHL’s Winter Classic — transcends simple interest in the superstar wattage provided by the Penguins.
More than 13,000 out-of-town visitors are expected to cram Consol Energy Center while the Stanley Cup favorites spend the weekend in Florida. Tournament organizers hope the newcomers see more than a national champion crowned. They hope they see a city embracing the sport at all levels.
via Frozen Four a jewel for hockey-crazed Pittsburgh.
5 Million | Roku Streaming Player
Roku still going strong. I own two of these and plan to upgrade my original one to the new Roku 3. If you want to stream, you should definitely buy a Roku.
…are good. It’s a joy to watch/read a talented writer’s work.
In summary: in a single reference, Matt Weiner manages to allude to a possible upset for the reigning champion Draper, add an integration angle, and add historical context by quietly noting the ascent of football to the front of the American viewing palate. If you wonder why people on the internet write so much about Mad Men, this is why: you can unfold one casual reference into a full dinette set with ease, and then have a substantial meal on it.
via THE DEEP SIGNIFICANCE OF A REFERENCE TO THE 1968 COTTON BOWL – Every Day Should Be Saturday.