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Summer’s Big Hits Will Bow ON DVD Later This Year

Today’s Hits in Theatres Will Become The Fourth Quarter’s Biggest DVD’s
File this information in the category of VERY tentative, but there have been several reports from reliable retail sources on upcoming street date information for some of the Summer’s Biggest Flicks which will come home in late 2002.
Here’s what I’ve tracked down so far…
October
The Scorpion King (10/2), Scooby Doo (10/15), E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary Edition and Mr. Deeds (10/22)
November
Spider-Man (11/5), Ice Age (11/12), Men in Black II (11/19), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (11/26)
December
Stuart Little 2 (12/3), Lilo & Stitch (12/20), Back to the Future Trilogy and Spy Kids 2 (12/17)
I’d better start saving my pennies now!

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I’m Still Enjoying the new CD by Weezer that came out last week, and the new Eminem CD that now comes out next week.

Today’s New Music Releases
Wow, I just took a look at the list of today’s new CD releases. Man, there isn’t one thing that I would buy. Heck, or even download for that matter.
But that’s me. Perhaps you will want to pick up all of them. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy! And Go Leafs, Go!
Here are the new CD releases for Tuesday, May 21, 2002:
* 3RD STRIKE Lost Angel (Hollywood)
* BREEDERS Title TK (Beggars Group)
* BUFFALO TOM Besides (Beggars Group)
* CHARLATANS UK Songs From The Other Side (Beggars Group)
* DOT ALLISON We Are Science (Mantra)
* DREAM WARRIORS The Legacy Continues (ISBA)
* JIMI HENDRIX Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show (Experience Hendrix/MCA)
* MARC ANTHONY Mended (Columbia)
* PHIL LESH & FRIENDS There And Back Again (Lapis Music/Columbia)
* RAPHAEL SAADIQ Instant Vintage (Universal)
* SHEILA NICHOLLS Wake (Hollywood)
* SOUL HOOLIGAN TBA (Soul Hooligan) (Warner)
* ULTIMATE X OST Ultimate X (Hollywood)
* VAN MORRISON Down The Road (Polydor)

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Today’s New Releases

It’s A Big Day For New Releases
Oh yeah! It is a great day for DVD and video releases! Enjoy them! Here are the new releases for Tuesday, May 21, 2002:
Memento: Special Edition- If you don’t know what it’s about, then just go and pick it up! Do it now!!!
Vanilla Sky- A womanizer becomes disfigured and rebuilds his life. (Tom Cruise, PenÈlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz)
How High- Two stoners ace college with supernatural pot. (Method Man, Redman, Lark Voorhies)
Out Cold- A group of snowboarders party all the time. (Jason London, Lee Majors, Victoria Silvstedt)
Sidewalks Of New York- A look at dating and marriage with 3 men and 3 women. (Edward Burns, Heather Graham, Stanley Tucci)
Good Advice- A failed stockbroker writes a female advice column. (Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Angie Harmon)
L.I.E.- A troubled teen is taken in by a ex-Marine with a secret. (Brian Cox, Paul Franklin Dano, Billy Kay)
Nora- The life romance between James Joyce and Nora. (Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald)
Sex And The City-Season 3- The complete third season of Sex And The City. (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall).

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Quick Question- Who Sang The T.V. Show’s Theme Song?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT…
Disney planning a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s regular-guy superhero series The Greatest American Hero, Variety reports. The studio and producer Stephen J. Cannell have signed on Paul Hernandez to write the script.
Answer- Joey Scarbury
Look at what’s happened to me,
I can’t believe it myself.
Suddenly I’m up on top of the world,
It should’ve been somebody else.
Believe it or not,
I’m walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free-.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.
It’s like a light of a new day-,
It came from out of the blue.
Breaking me out of the spell I was in,
Making all of my wishes come true-.
Believe it or not,
I’m walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free-.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it’s just me.

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Hasn’t there been six or seven already?!?

Hopefully It’s Shorter Than His Other Efforts
The next person to take a crack at an “Indiana Jones” script has been named.
I wonder if they will ever actually MAKE the movie?

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Seriously, who gives a rat’s ass?!?!

I Watched “The X- Files” (Beware December 22- 2012! Beware!)
An estimated 25.6 million people watched the fixed “Survivor: Marqueses” on Sunday night.

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It’s About Frickin’ Time!

Wendy’s Ads to Tribute Dave Thomas
Wendy’s will honor its late founder, Dave Thomas, by adding a reference to him in commercials next month and putting posters of him in restaurants.
Wendy’s International Inc. will describe food as being “prepared Dave’s way” in the commercials touting the slogan “It’s better here,” which promote the low-priced “Super Value Menu,” company spokesman Bob Bertini said Monday.
Thomas, who died of liver cancer in January, was the company’s premier pitchman in a 12-year advertising campaign that featured his folksy, sometimes self-effacing humor.
The advertising campaign is a way to acknowledge customers’ connection to Thomas, Bertini said. He said Wendy’s has no plans to use Thomas’ image or voice in the new commercials.
Roger Blackwell, a marketing professor at Ohio State University and a retailing consultant, said the new ads will be effective.
“This is an example of customers wanting to see Dave because of the great respect he had among consumers,” he said.
The new commercials will build on current ones portraying Dublin ó the upscale Columbus suburb of 30,000 people that is headquarters to Wendy’s ó as a friendly, multiracial community.
The new commercials will air mid-June, Bertini said.
Jack Russo, an analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis, said it’s to early to tell how the new commercials will affect the company.
“They clearly had success with him before,” Russo said. “He was a good spokesman for the firm. You just can’t forget that overnight.”
Wendy’s, the nation’s third-biggest hamburger chain, has nearly 6,100 restaurants in the United States, Canada and other countries and more than 2,000 Tim Hortons, a Canadian-based chain acquired in 1996.
Share of Wendy’s stock closed Monday at $37.49, down 25 cents, on the New York Stock Exchange.
Guess where I’m going for lunch today!

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Ooops!

ONLY $110 Million
“Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones” actually only earned $110 million at the weekend box office.
I’ve seen it 4 times already! And I can’t wait to see it again!

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Tomorrow is the rainy day I have been saving my money for! Look at all of these goodies!

Too Many Too Resist
Tomorrow is a big day for DVD’s! Don’t beleive me, well then take a look for yourself!
Here are the new DVD’s being released on Tuesday, May 21st, 2002.
Memento: Limited Edition- I highly frown on movies coming out with deluxe DVD editions so soon after the original release. (They really should put everything out at the same time whenever possible, so fans can choose which one they want.) Having said that, this beautifully packaged set gets top marks for clever extras and a menu that makes you answer clues just to access all the special features. Needless to say, I support this release, even if it does come so close after the release of the original one.
Sex and the City: The Complete Third Season- Mmmmmmm!…Kristin Davis!!!! Ooops, sorry! Let me focus on what I am writing. At first, “Sex and the City” was as limited as its name implied: Women avidly discussing sex was all the show had to offer and if that didn’t shock and/or amuse you, you were out of luck. But Darren Star’s best work had more than designer clothes and naughty words on its mind. The characters actually began to matter and their romantic travails sometimes contained sadness and pain. Pregnancy? Marriage? All of that seemed highly unlikely for these gals (unless the pregnancy ended in abortion and the marriage was one their boyfriend was in). It was the third season when all that changed – and one of the most popular shows also became one of the best.
Legend: Collector’s Edition- This was a silly 1986 Tom Cruise fantasy about a devil (a delicious Tim Curry) killing the last unicorn and bringing darkness to the world. But what made this Ridley Scott debacle so puzzling was how cheesy it looked. He’d already made Alien and Blade Runner, two landmark sci-fi films – they were both astonishingly real. Legend was made after them, but looks about as cheap and unconvincing as a Saturday-morning cartoon. After 16 years, we finally get to see the longer, European cut, which is better, but that’s not saying much. You can compare both on this exemplary collector’s edition.
Vanilla Sky- Another Tom Cruise misfire. What’s admirable about Vanilla Sky, just like Legend, is that Cruise may involve himself with the occasional bomb, but it almost always comes about out of a desire to try something bold and different. He certainly wasn’t slumming by teaming with Cameron Crowe to film this dreary remake of the Spanish film Open Your Eyes. Now Cocktail, that’s another story.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad 2 1/2, 33 1/3- Diminishing returns for these three movies from the Zucker brothers. Leslie Nielsen does his bit and O.J. Simpson provides comic relief. All three are out, with the first being quite funny. But none of them can approach the deadpan brilliance of the TV series “Police Squad” they sprang from. It’s even funnier than Airplane and certainly more sophisticated. (If that’s the right word.) Why doesn’t someone release that on DVD?!?!?!

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Giddy- up!

It’s About Time!
Bryan Adams gets back on the horse.