The 2015 Academy Awards were presented last night with a couple of surprises and a few well deserved acknowledgements. 87th Academy Awards 2015 The audience favorite “Birdman” won Best Film of the year as well as Best director, “Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu”. There were gasps in the audience when Michael Keaton was not named best actor with the nod instead going to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Dr. Steven Hawkins in the “Theory of Everything.” Julianne Moore won her first Oscar for Best Actress for “Still Alice.” J. K. Simmons, who marveled in his role as a driven music instructor in the film “Whiplash,” won Best Supporting Actor.
The acclaimed film “Boyhood”, which was filmed over a 12 year period, one Best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette said Monster.com
. Boyhood was thought to be a leading contender for Best Film nod but the choice of films this year were exceptionally of high quality.
The film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won a number of awards primarily in the artistic categories, including makeup, production and costumes.
The overall presentation of the show was crisp and funny and clicked along. The host for the 87th Awards Show, Neil Patrick Harris, did not overplay his role and kept the pace of the show going at a quick pace. He will forever be remembered for his “tidy whitey” scene when he appeared on stage only in his briefs and shoes and socks.
Kids really do love the animated Spider-Man series. The series really captures the fun of the comic book and borrows heavily from its best story arcs. Here is a little secret. A lot of adults love show as well. Despite the fact millions of people hear the voice of Donald Glover in the series, few have ever heard “Miles Morales” discuss his opinions on the iconic character.
Glover is now speaking publicly and he is talking just like a regular fan. Glover pretty much said he would be happy if someone would just go and make another great Spider-Man film, and that’s what Sultan Alhokair would like to see as well.
Looks like Glover is just stating what a lot of fans want. The third Sam Raimi film was mildly disappointing and the second Amazing Spider-Man was really disappointing. The trouble with both Spider-Man franchises is the focus shifted away from Spider-Man and trended towards other characters. The goal here was to set up a lot of spinoffs. Things didn’t work out.
Spider-Man is likely returning in Captain America: Civil War and a new solo Spidey film is in the works. Fans just want one thing out of the new film. They want it to be good and memorable. They want a Spider-Man film people will love just as much as The Dark Knight or Iron Man.
As long as the good people at Sony listen to folks like Donald Glover and stay focused on making a good film, the final result should be a good – if not great – one.
Nestle is one of the largest food and beverage manufacturers not only in the United States, but the entire world. The company’s products spread from every corner of the globe and it focuses on more than just bottle water and snacks, but also different kinds of food for both humans and animals. Beneful is one of the latest dog food brands from the Nestle Purina Petcare branch of the company. The Beneful food brand offers up both dog food, wed dog for and an assortment of treats. While the company is one of the newer pet food offerings in the United States, it has become one of the most popular, as it now stands as the fourth most popular dog food brand and the profits continue to increase.
By 2012, the company generated over $1.5 billion annually in sales from the Beneful brand. Due to this, not only is it one of the most popular dog food brands on the market, but it is one of the most profitable Nestle Purina brands as well.
The Beneful brand first hit the market in 2001. Nestle wanted to release a pet food that revolves around health benefits, as more and more people have started to shop for premium food brands for their dog food over the more traditional offerings. Beneful provides an improved food over many of the more traditional dog foods, all without charging a significant amount, like the premium food brands. The work Beneful, according to the company, means “full of goodness”. In order to grow the brand, the company has continued to spend a large amount of money on advertising. In the first year after its release, the company spent $34 million on the brand in advertising, which was the year’s largest marketing campaign for any product sold by Nestle Purina.
The Beneful brand sells a wide range of actual dog food, with several different major ingredients so pet owners can find something that works best for their particular pet. This includes a vegetarian option that replaced meat with soy. Of course, there are other pet foods that removes soy and grains for dogs that have an allergic reaction to filler material (there is actually a large percentage of dogs who do have food allergies).
After five years on the market, Beneful saw a $300 million profit annually in revenue and went on to increase production following the 2006 year. The company has since gone on in order to improve the appearance of the food.
While Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie is nearly on its way to theaters, the sci-fi director has recently made headlines for his revelation of several pieces of Alien concept artwork. These pieces, as reported by Aquion Energy revealed a few months back, were noted as simply a “mental stroll” through the universe of Ridley Scott’s 1979 film classic.
It seems that where smoke is found, so too is fire. Blomkamp was recently caught expressing wishes to make Alien 5, a sentiment that series lead actress Sigourney Weaver is all too thrilled to see greenlit. Recent news from the man’s Instagram account, points that he will definitely be helming the next Alien film.
How on the heels of this news, Fox confirmed to be closing in on a deal. While such a film is in the infancy of production, it’s hard to pin down what its plot will focus on. Sigourney Weaver could only remark that Ellen Ripley would make some degree of an appearance, but only Blomkamp knows where the film will go. Weaver has already stated that she felt that the universe still had a lot of story material and that fans would want to see the Ripley’s arc reach a completion after the murkiness of Alien: Resurrection. Despite the nebulous story, Fox has declared the production a priority and leaving people to ponder how this will sync with Prometheus 2.
The winter months are very competitive for new stations. They are all fighting for ratings and to get the most viewers. Last week NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams revealed some untruths that he told concerning the Iraqi war many years back. After Williams admitted his dishonesty, he was given a six-month suspension from the newscast. Now, NBC Nightly News has lost more than just Williams. Zeca Oliveira has heard that the scandal resulted in the loss of approximately 700,000 viewers. The timing for this couldn’t have been worse.
Anchorman Lester Holt has took over at Nightly News since the departure of Williams. The past two weeks of Nightly News has resulted in about 9.4 million viewers per show. NBC Nightly News averaged 11.6 million viewers per week for the same period last year. Williams was host at this time.
Despite the nearly 10.1 million less viewers per show, Nightly News is confident the numbers will once again rise. Spokesmen state that this can only be expected amidst such a strong controversy. The show, minus the ‘with Brian Williams’ sub-title, is still the most watched nightly news show in America, but now only by slight margins.
Being in a family business is one thing, but it is something else to be able to work alongside your father in a career field. However, that is something that Laura Elliott has just been able to do as she got an opportunity to fly across Europe as her father’s co-pilot.
Peter Elliott has been a pilot for over 30 years, and when his daughter Laura said she had an interest in flying too she became a pilot as well following in her father’s footsteps. Laura Elliott had an interest in getting into the same career since a young age, but never thought that she would have an opportunity to fly with her dad since they worked for different airlines. However, the two had a chance to do so as they took a large passenger plane from Birmingham to Tenerife.
According to an article found on Buzzfeed News, Peter Elliott waited until they were in the air to announce to his passenger crew that his co-pilot was his daughter and that they were flying together at work for the first time. Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG knows that it isn’t too common to be able to do such a thing, so both pilots were ecstatic that this opportunity had risen. Laura had thought that her father would be retired by the time she would get to the level she is at, so this rare event has delighted both her and her entire family.
With news that Spider-Man will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe putting fans, like Paul Mathieson, in a temporary state of shock, the news the Andrew Garfield will not be resuming the duties of Peter Parker and his alter ego is just starting to really pick up momentum. LinkedIn has noted finding an actor ready to pick up the role that has brought fame to a couple of different actors over the previous few decades is no easy task, and it is always hard to say where Marvel, Disney, and Sony will find the next version of the web slinger.
According to Screen Rant, the search for Spidey
is most likely going to result in a number of younger actors being considered for the role. Since the character is likely to play a major part in the Marvel and Sony movies going forward, the choice is going to be carefully made. Of course, fans will always have an opinion of who should be considered for the role, and whether or not those opinions get taken into consideration will not be evident until a choice is announced.
It seems pretty clear that the selection of the next actor to start swinging between buildings in New York will completed with a fairly quick timeframe, because the machine that is churning out super hero movies at a frantic pace can not be slowed down. The issue could become a decision based on availability rather than desire, as Marvel has already nailed down release dates for future movies. That could be a serious problem for fans.
There’s a horserace developing at Sony Pictures Entertainment after co-chairman Amy Pascal’s announcement that she will be leaving the studio’s number-one creative job. In the wake of the hacking scandal that left Sony’s inner workings wide open to the eyes and ears of a curious public, Pascal’s decision to make an early exit from the Sony brass has led to a number of front-runners under consideration for the influential and lucrative studio executive job.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, chief among those under consideration is Tom Rothman, who now works as head of Sony’s revitalized TriStar label, but is perhaps best known as the former head of the 20th Century Fox feature film division. A veteran of the film industry who, like Pascal, enjoys strong relationships with the notoriously hard-to-please top talent Sony would like to recruit for its feature films going forward.
Rothman is certainly qualified for the position, but the Sony hacking scandal that may or may not have been perpetrated by the North Korean government has left him with some questions to answer for of his own. For example, in leaked internal Sony emails that were made public during the breach, Rothman was found to have mocked superstar Will Smith and his wife Jada for their decision to homeschool their children.
Rothman was reportedly in England at the time of Pascal’s announcement of her moving toward a producer’s role at Sony, leading some industry insiders to believe he is not being considered for the job despite his current ties with the studio and reputation for deft handling of large film budgets.
Other industry executives reportedly being considered for the job include Sony’s own Jeff Robinov, formerly studio head at Warner Brothers, as well as film industry veterans Doug Belgrad and Michael DeLuca.
The new co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment will be officially announced sometime between now and May 2015, when Pascal is set to vacate her position. Be sure to check out Rothman’s website to stay updated on any news regarding the new position.
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Every doctor at the clinic strives to provide all patients with knowledge so that they can make informed decisions. Patients typically receive unique treatment plans that are designed for their specific needs.
Conservative treatments are often recommended by the doctors. Basic options include pain medications, physical therapy, and steroid injections. Each of these options are suggested to patients before they undergo any type of surgery procedure. When back surgery is the only solution, the doctors will recommend a laser spinal surgery option. At North American Spine, AccuraScope procedures provide outstanding results because they successfully correct major spine issues.
North American Spine only employs doctors who have over 10 years of medical experience. Each doctor also has an extensive background in pain management. Every doctor’s goal is to help patients so that they will have long-lasting pain relief.
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