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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

GRAVITY---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium, criticized some scientific aspects of the Sandra Bullock movie:

1. “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock, a medical Doctor, is servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.”
2. “Mysteries of #Gravity: How Hubble (350mi up) ISS (230mi up) & a Chinese Space Station are all in sight lines of one another.”
3. Mysteries of #Gravity: When Clooney releases Bullock’s tether, he drifts away. In zero-G a single tug brings them together.”
4. “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock’s hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head.”
5. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Nearly all satellites orbit Earth west to east yet all satellite debris portrayed orbited east to west."
6. "Mysteries of #Gravity:: Satellite communications were disrupted at 230 mi up, but communications satellites orbit 100x higher."
7. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Astronaut Clooney informs medical doctor Bullock what happens medically during oxygen deprivation."
8. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Why anyone is impressed with a zero-G film 45 years after being impressed with "2001:A Space Odyssey."





THE SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE---Scarlett Johansson received the ESQUIRE magazine honor for 2013 and is the first woman to receive the honor twice after also being picked in 2006. Johansson commented, "I'm the only woman to win twice right? You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with ESQUIRE."





TOP 2013 MOVIES---Quentin Tarantino's "best movies in progress" list of 2013's top movies (in alphabetical order):

AFTERNOON DELIGHT
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
BLUE JASMINE
THE CONJURING
DRINKING BUDDIES
FRANCES HA
GRAVITY
KICK *++ 2
THE LONE RANGER
THIS IS THE END


EXTANT---CBS ordered 13 episodes of this sci fi series starring Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns after a year-long mission in space to reconnect with her family which will change the course of mankind's future.





NBC---the network ordered a full season of THE BLACKLIST starring James Spader. THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating. NBC ordered a pilot for TIN MAN, a series in which a female lawyer must defend a robot accused of murder which holds the key to human evolution.





THE SIMPSONS---Fox renewed the series for Season 26.

ELEMENTARY---Rhys Ifans will have at least six more appearances as Mycroft Holmes.

WONDER WOMAN---Warner Bros. entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara said the studio has, "huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV." He added, "We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV."

LIMITLESS---tv series underway based on the 2011 movie that starred Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish in which a writer takes a secret "smart drug" which leads to him being pursued by gangsters and others. Cooper is the tv series producer.

CIRCLE OF TREASON---movie underway based on the book about CIA double agent Aldrich Ames.

FINDING DORY---Willem Dafoe said he's returning for the sequel to FINDING NEMO.

HR---Peter Fonda will have a recurring role on the Lifetime series as a co-founder of the company where Alicia Silverstone works.

SYLO---movie underway based on the first novel of a trilogy in which a group of young people escape from an island taken over by the military and flee to the US where they discover everyone has mysteriously vanished.

THE NECKLACE---movie underway based on the novel about 13 women who pool their money to buy an expensive necklace they can share and how the necklace affects their lives.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Halt the presses! You forgot a few:


MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC---The Hub Network is gearing up to start airing season 4 of the popular TV series on November 23rd. "No one will be disappointed", says score composer William Anderson. "Totally friggin' rockin'. Story is so good, editing, cast, rockin' it. Just sayin'. I'm happy."




GRAVITY FALLS---Disney releases its first DVD of the series next Tuesday, October 15th. Created by Alex Hirsch, starring Kristen Schaal and Jason Ritter (son of deceased actor John Ritter), featuring guest stars Larry King and Alfred Molina. http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Falls-Six-Strange-Tales/dp/B00EAHX876/

POUND PUPPIES---As this down-to-earth, heartwarming show wraps up airing of season 3, star Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) has been quoted on Twitter as saying he is "unsure if there will be a season 4." The Hogan's Heroes style show about a team of dogs whose mission is to get puppies adopted by their perfect persons was created by the team behind Disney's Recess and also stars Rene Auberjunois, M. Emmet Walsh, Betty White, with special guests George Takei, J.K. Simmons, Dabney Coleman, and Jim Parsons.




LITTLEST PET SHOP---Season 2 begins airing Saturday, November 2nd. "We're so excited", exclaims Julie Cahill, co-creator and writer on the series. "The talent of the animators, writers, and voice actors really brings it to a whole new level for the second season." Daniel Ingram, the show's composer and songwriter, tweeted: "Season 2 has the best songs yet in my opinion."

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)



ELEMENTARY---Rhys Ifans will have at least six more appearances as Mycroft Holmes.


Good to hear. I enjoyed his appearance in the first episode of season 2, and thought he had good chemistry with Miller and Liu.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

GRAVITY---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium, criticized some scientific aspects of the Sandra Bullock movie:


Good thing it's only a movie and not a documentary.


THE SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE---Scarlett Johansson received the ESQUIRE magazine honor for 2013 and is the first woman to receive the honor twice after also being picked in 2006. Johansson commented, "I'm the only woman to win twice right? You know, I gotta hustle. I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with ESQUIRE."



Or she could move into TV, which is much more forgiving.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'll throw a mystery of Gravity into the mix:

Shouldn't one of the main things you learn in training when running low on oxygen is to conserve it? Clooney's character shouldn't have asked her where home was, but instead said: "Shut up, you're burning oxygen."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I think that the Dr had some good points there. He is totally correct about 2001 also. It just grates on my never when they say Gravity is better than anything, better than 2001. Cuaron is a nice guy, and a good director, but Kubrick was an immense talent, and 2001 is unlike anything ever made or ever will be made. I further think that the static shots in 2001 better serve the sense of desolation and immersion in space than cameras spinning around on gimbels.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Hahahaha. You're not the sexiest anything if you can't deliver your lines without sounding like you've never spoken the language before.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I have a physics degree and I couldn't give two shits about how scientifically accurate Gravity is. What a waste of time from Tyson.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I have a physics degree and I couldn't give two shits about how scientifically accurate Gravity is. What a waste of time from Tyson.

You might not care but he does. He apparently holds science in more importance than you, and applies it to entertainment, whereas you are not concerned with it. I would not say there is anything wrong with him making these remarks, he is educating the public.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Educating the public in the same way that the people who complain about the historical inaccuracies in costume dramas are educating the public. I don't think it's any secret that movies are fictions and that facts are very often fudged for the sake of drama.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


GRAVITY---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium, criticized some scientific aspects of the Sandra Bullock movie:

2. “Mysteries of #Gravity: How Hubble (350mi up) ISS (230mi up) & a Chinese Space Station are all in sight lines of one another.”


When did that happen?! Was it hidden by Drax's cloaking device? eek

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I have a physics degree and I couldn't give two shits about how scientifically accurate Gravity is. What a waste of time from Tyson.

You might not care but he does. He apparently holds science in more importance than you, and applies it to entertainment, whereas you are not concerned with it. I would not say there is anything wrong with him making these remarks, he is educating the public.


It never ceases to amaze me how so many smart people can't just turn their brains off and go along for the ride in movies. Instead, it seems like they take great pride in being able to pick everything apart.

Newsflash: it's SCIENCE FICTION, not a documentary (aka SCIENCE FACT). Cuarón admitted before release that he took liberties with how things actually are in order to tell a story. Because of that fact, it's a waste of time for people like Tyson to feel the need to "fact check" something admitted to be fiction.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I've never thrown in with Neil deGrasse Tyson, largely because of the Internet cult that surrounds him - which he is most definitely pandering to in those statements.

And Quentin Tarantino telling me what the best movies of the year are is like a precocious seven year old telling me that "Sesame Street Presents Follow that Bird" is the greatest film ever made.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I do not think we need to make this guy into a villain or get so worked up about what he said.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"And Quentin Tarantino telling me what the best movies of the year are is like a precocious seven year old telling me that "Sesame Street Presents Follow that Bird" is the greatest film ever made"
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Yo Ho Ho!!! That made me laugh...and I concur 100% smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


It never ceases to amaze me how so many smart people can't just turn their brains off and go along for the ride in movies. Instead, it seems like they take great pride in being able to pick everything apart.

Newsflash: it's SCIENCE FICTION, not a documentary (aka SCIENCE FACT). Cuarón admitted before release that he took liberties with how things actually are in order to tell a story. Because of that fact, it's a waste of time for people like Tyson to feel the need to "fact check" something admitted to be fiction.


Yup! Agree completely. Just enjoy the film for what it is.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

And Quentin Tarantino telling me what the best movies of the year are is like a precocious seven year old telling me that "Sesame Street Presents Follow that Bird" is the greatest film ever made.


Sesame Street? Better than My Little Pony?! The hell you say.

Is the picture above of Tom Hanks and Shelley Long from "The Money Pit"? Is there "Money Pit" news?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"NBC---THE MONEY PIT is a series underway based on the 1986 comedy movie that starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in which a married couple sink a lot of money into a new house they're renovating"
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Looks like, Sig

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


It never ceases to amaze me how so many smart people can't just turn their brains off and go along for the ride in movies. Instead, it seems like they take great pride in being able to pick everything apart.

Newsflash: it's SCIENCE FICTION, not a documentary (aka SCIENCE FACT). Cuarón admitted before release that he took liberties with how things actually are in order to tell a story. Because of that fact, it's a waste of time for people like Tyson to feel the need to "fact check" something admitted to be fiction.


Yup! Agree completely. Just enjoy the film for what it is.


Agree for the most part. It doesn't have to be 100% scientifically accurate, but this is pretty asinine...

1. “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why Bullock, a medical Doctor, is servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.”
7. "Mysteries of #Gravity: Astronaut Clooney informs medical doctor Bullock what happens medically during oxygen deprivation."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Maybe Tyson was merely asked a question, which he then answered. He's a freaking physicist. What would one expect him to say?

And perhaps, just perhaps, there might be a concern that some of the more fact-challenged amongst movie-goers might see this movie and then walk around thinking they have now been taught all about space.

I'm not aware of any cult around him. And even if there were... he would not have been the one that created it.
Personally, I think there are far too few cults surrounding smart people. More Miley Cyruses, we do not need.

 
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