‘Dad’s words when I killed my baby brother haunted me – but I’ve forgiven myself now’

‘As I calmed down, a conversation ran in my head. “Has God forgiven you?” I said yes. “Have your parents forgiven you?” I believe they have. “Then what keeps you from forgiving yourself?” The penny dropped. When I finally mustered the courage to forgive myself there was such a huge emotional load that just lifted. […]

Cyberpunk 2077 release date, trailers, and everything else we know about it

It isn’t the same old RPG dialogue system, and along with the first-person perspective, it looks like it makes for some tense exchanges. When V and her sidekick Jackie arrived at a Maelstrom gang hideout with the intention of buying a powerful piece of gear, the deal almost went sour. In the middle of the […]

Former 49ers Garrett Celek, Tony Jerod-Eddie offer advice to undrafted rookies

“I never actually found out I made the team,” Celek said. “I was like, ‘What the hell? No one is going to call me?’ … We were celebrating, but kind of in the back of my mind, I was like, ‘I still don’t really know if I made the team. I guess I’ll show up […]

Thanks To ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, 2015 Domestic Box Office Passes Record $11 Billion

Related Story How Disney Broke The Box Office Mold With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 2013 is the previous high point for U.S./Canada movie ticket sales which reached $10.9B. Currently, 2015 stubs per Rentrak are even with that year at the same point in time at $10.4B, leaving $600M left to clear in 11 days. […]

Tom Pollock’s Legacy: Lawyered Hollywood’s Greatest Deal, The One That Gave George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Rights

POLLOCK: No, not at that particular moment. But yes, over the years he has. Absolutely. On that particular night, that would have made it all about me, and we were all very much in awe of the phenomenon that Star Wars was, and is again. And quite frankly, the really terrific job that Disney and, […]

‘Jurassic World’s All-Time Record: Why The Town Didn’t See It Coming Until It Happened

There were other holes in Jurassic World‘s tracking that contributed to its initial lowball estimates, and they’re the common industry gripes. For example, tracking doesn’t measure real-time response; most services poll three times a week and do so before the Thursday late-night shows. When the Friday tracking report comes out, it doesn’t reflect the vibe […]

‘Star Wars’ Legacy II: An Architect Of Hollywood’s Greatest Deal Recalls How George Lucas Won Sequel Rights

DEADLINE: A nine-part epic adventure. Was there a treatment that sketched out exactly what he was thinking?POLLOCK: Not at that moment, but I’ll get there, I’ll get there. Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz wrote the script for American Graffiti with George, and when they turned it in, David Picker passed on it, and passed on […]

Shannon Doherty remembers how her late co-star Wilford Brimley was ‘like a grandfather’ to her after his dies at 85: ‘He gave big hugs and told great jokes’

TV stint: In 1986 Brimley played a grandfather who cared for his departed son’s family on the NBC series Our House. Brimley is pictured above with stars Shannen Doherty (top left); Chad Allen (top right); Deidre Hall (second row right); and Keri Houlihan (bottom left)

‘Star Wars’ Legacy I: Five Iconic Directors Recall When George Lucas Changed Everything

What George did for the first time was he took the concept of sci-fi being a highly polished, pristine universe, and he made it feel mundanely used. Things were rotting or things were oxidized and rusty. Things had oil leaks. It was a lived-in universe. I couldn’t phrase it at the time, but if you […]

No minimum wage yet: What will NLC do now?

If he can read and understand the basic facts of a Minimum Wage law, he would have realised that other nations where it had been passed into law have never called for “immediate implementation” – whatever that announcement implies. The calculations involved in the very complex process of implementation invariably require months – even with […]