Category Archives: Pop Culture

Now Streaming: “Hamilton” on Disney+ (7/3/2020)

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So it’s without question that the Broadway production of “Hamilton” is a blockbuster among blockbusters and if you are someone that can get a ticket you are in a very small minority since its one of those things that is next to impossible to do. It’s also a very pricey affair when it all adds up for the night out. Now, Disney was originally planning on releasing a big screen motion picture of the play with its most famous cast at some time in 2021 but with the Coronavirus cancelling pretty much everything that people were doing the idea to broadcast this on Disney+ was determined to be the best option. The play has been a record-breaking affair since opening and has won “11” Tony Awards. If you missed our post about the trailer then just click HERE to see it and now it’s time to share that if you are a paid subscriber to Disney+ that this film is now available to stream on the device of your choice. Let’s review the premise, casting and poster down below. I will return at the close.

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Storyline: The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.
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Presenting The Winners For The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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As promised, I have returned to the topic of this latest awards show which is the Daytime Emmy Awards. We noted during the post about the nominees that this year it would be held virtually based on all the chaos inflicted by the Coronavirus Pandemic and the show would be hosted by the ladies from The Talk. Each one reporting from the safety of their own home and if you weren’t aware of the folks involved its Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond. Now as mentioned, we don’t watch a lot of daytime television and instead use the hometime to catch up with the night before DVR stuff or just writing our next post. That being said here now are the recently revealed winners of the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Enjoy.

Outstanding Drama Series:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
WINNER – The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Digital Drama Series:
After Forever (Amazon Prime Video)
WINNER – The Bay The Series (Amazon Prime Video)
DARK/WEB (Amazon Prime Video)
Eastsiders (Netflix)
Studio City (Amazon Prime Video)
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Disney+ Presents: “Hamilton” Official Trailer

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As you all are probably aware by now, Broadway is on hiatus for the time-being based on the effects of the still in progress Coronavirus Pandemic. Recent reports say that its likely not to return until Winter when the year turns over but some even have pushed this as far as Spring 2021. One of the hottest plays currently on the stage is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”. The play has been a blockbuster since opening and has won “11” Tony Awards. It was set to open in theaters everywhere sometime in 2021 but with the virus causing so many shows and events to be cancelled or postponed until indeterminate dates, the decision was made to stream this on Disney+ beginning on July 3rd. The trailer was recently released so let’s check that out along with the premise, casting and the official poster.

Storyline: The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.
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LEGO Group & Nintendo Reveal “LEGO Super Mario” Product Line

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The Press Release:
The LEGO Group today revealed the full product portfolio for its LEGO® Super Mario™ experience. Fans can expand on the LEGO Super Mario range announced in April with a whole new range of Expansion Sets, collectible Character Packs and Power-Up Packs. The result of a unique partnership with Nintendo, LEGO Super Mario will reinvent the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world. The products announced today give fans the chance to build Mario’s house, search for treasure hidden by Toad, and defeat a Koopa Troopa in the Guarded Fortress. And of course that’s not all!

The partnership was announced earlier this year, and in April the fun-packed Adventures with Mario Starter Course was revealed alongside two Expansion Sets. The Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, being the only set to feature the interactive LEGO® Mario™ figure that collects coins in game levels created with LEGO bricks. LEGO Super Mario brings new interactivity and gameplay to the traditional LEGO brick experience.
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The Academy & ABC Set April 25, 2021 As New Show Date For 93rd Oscars

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The Press Release:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021. Coinciding with the Oscars celebration, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, initially scheduled to open to the public on December 14, 2020, will now open on April 30, 2021, also as a result of the health crisis.

“For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times. They certainly have this year. Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This coming Oscars and the opening of our new museum will mark an historic moment, gathering movie fans around the world to unite through cinema.”
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