Upset alert: Mamma Mia 2 LOSES at the weekend box office!

The movie box office surprises just keep on coming. This weekend, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was defeated, yes, defeated by Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington, $35.8 million to $34.4 million. While I am surprised by this turn of events, the truth is I am actually quite delighted. This latest retread sequel is straight…

Tragedy in Toronto: mass shooting in the Danforth

There have been way too many stories lately about violence in the city of Toronto. Last night, more tragedy: a gunman, now deceased, went on a shooting rampage in the Greektown area of the Danforth where two people were killed and 13 more injured. This news comes right after the city of Toronto had deployed…

Now, the last word on the whole DeRozan-Leonard deal

Now that the dust has settled on the big NBA trade which saw DeMar DeRozan shipped off to San Antonio with Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green coming to the Toronto Raptors, much to the consternation of all these Raptors fans, all I have to say is: it had to be done. I know there has…

Trump throws US intelligence community under the bus at Helsinki summit!

Well, this lousy summit meeting Pres. Donald Trump had with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was a big success, all right — for Putin. President Trump declines to side with US intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Instead, Trump repeatedly asked about the Democratic National Committee's email server and Hillary Clinton's…

Dwayne Johnson falls off the Skyscraper in this weekend’s Box Office

The movie box office results are in for this weekend and I am quite surprised to learn that the new Dwayne Johnson action movie Skyscraper landed with a thud. It finished not second but third, behind Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and the second weekend of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Skyscraper opened with a lousy…

France-Croatia final caps a thrilling World Cup from Russia

Once again, yet another soccer World Cup went by so fast. The final goes in Moscow between France and Croatia. The games Croatia have been involved in have been particularly thrilling, with Croatia going to penalties with Denmark, and then going to penalties against Russia, and then beating England in extra time to advance to…

Marvel wins yet again! Ant-Man and the Wasp win the weekend

Long-awaited movie 🎥 box office news: Ant-Man and the Wasp opened to $76 million domestic which makes this the 20th consecutive No.1 opening for a Marvel Studios movie. Eventually, the public will tire of Marvel superhero movies. I don’t know when, but they will one day.

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Before tuning in all this poker nonsense from Las Vegas I took a look at the announcement by Pres. Donald Trump that he was nominating federal appeals court Judge Brett Cavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. And the tension has clearly boiled over down there in the “Upset States”, with all the “upset” people out…

Soccer dominates headlines in this week’s News from Nowhere

Welcome to News from Nowhere for this Sunday, and the news is totally dominated by soccer. Of course, there is the World Cup of Soccer, but there is other soccer team news. Namely, those kids from the soccer team in Thailand who need to be rescued from that cave they are trapped in. This story…

Free agent Sunday: LeBron to Lakers, Tavares to Leafs

This has been a massive day for news about free agents in the NBA and NHL. The big news from the NBA was that LeBron James has left Cleveland and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Four year deal, $153.3 million. Not a surprise; for days, all the talk on sports talk radio in the…

Happy Canada Day, I am tuning in Mexico election results

I am spending this Canada Day evening tuned in to live coverage of the Mexico election, watching Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his party clean up. Whether this character will be any good as President remains to be seen, he has been described as the “Trump” of Mexico — except he would be…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens to $150 million!

Here is the story on the opening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest in the Jurassic franchise, which hauled in $150 million at the domestic box office. The worldwide haul is over $700 million. This haul is in spite of some very pronounced non-enthusiasm expressed by some critics, who are getting tired of all…

It’s official: Trump admin reverses itself on breaking up families

The last few days really have been a brouhaha for President Donald Trump, with all the reports about his inhumane family separation policy, with children being ripped away from their parents seeking asylum in the USA and placed in separate detention facilities. This really was hard for even the family-values crowd to defend. So today,…

Happy Father’s Day, enjoy watching the US Open!

The US Open final round is here. Hopefully, your weekend has been far better than Phil Mickelson’s. "At that time I didn't feel like going back-and-forth and hitting the same shot over. I took the two-shot penalty and moved on… I don't mean any disrespect." Phil Mickelson on why he hit a moving ball on…

G7 implodes thanks to Pres. Donald Trump, and other News from Nowhere

Welcome to a long-awaited News from Nowhere, with most of the news in this edition emanating from the Upset States of America — and in particular, its upset President, Donald Trump. This man really is the one-man wrecking crew of the G7. These last few weeks have been proof of that! First, this guy Trump…

Thoughts on Ford Nation taking over the government of Ontario

Ontario voters have put Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives into power in the province by a wide margin over Andrea Horwath’s NDP, 76 seats to 40. That’s right, after all those months of chaos in Ontario politics, with the gong show of Patrick Brown and all the rest of the craziness, the Tories managed…

Week two box office for Solo is still going down, down, down!

Box office update. Solo: A Star Wars Story keeps on going down and down and down! Yes, they did take first place again at the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row. You would think this achievement would be fantastic news. Folks, it is not fantastic when your weekend domestic haul is…

Now, belated thoughts on the UFC deal with ESPN

I had planned to spout off on this topic earlier, but now that I feel up to it, I will post about the UFC’s $1.5 billion TV deal with ESPN. From what I can tell, it looks to me like this is partly motivated by incumbent rightsholder FOX acquiring rights to the WWE. So ESPN…

Now my thoughts about the exciting NHL, and the deathly dull NBA

I just wanted to air out a few random thoughts about the NHL and NBA games last night. Honestly, I don’t know why ratings down in the Upset States are so much better for the NBA, because every other league has them beat for entertainment, especially the NHL. Last night’s Vegas-vs-Washington Stanley Cup Finals game…

Roseanne gets herself cancelled from ABC with her racist tirade on Twitter

Well, that was quick. Roseanne has been yanked off the air from ABC after she self-destructed with her lunatic racist tirade on Twitter. Her talent agency just dropped her, too. This was actually the top story on both CNN and Fox News today — ahead of President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again, on-again Korea summit, ahead…

Reminder: Miss USA pageant goes Monday night on FOX

It’s on from Shreveport. Just wanted to mention it as a reminder to myself to tune in, because otherwise I’ll be watching some sporting event, as usual. Update: Nebraska wins!! And your #MissUSA 2018 is…… NEBRASKA!! 👑✨ Congratulations Sarah Rose Summers! …@foxtv pic.twitter.com/U0rpb0fHIS — Miss USA & Miss Teen USA (@MissUSA) May 22, 2018

Deadpool 2 hauls in $125 million at box office, and more movie news

Here is my movie news update for this week. As expected, Deadpool 2 dominated the box office this weekend, raking in an impressive projected domestic haul of $125 million. This seems like a lot of money, but it is actually lower than industry projections, believe it or not. It still set some sort of minor…

Thoughts on TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Murphy Brown etc.

On to the entertainment news, mainly because I don’t feel like updating you on the depressing real news going on (another deadly school shooting, etc.). The TV upfronts happened this week in NYC, where the TV networks unveiled their lineups and new shows. Here is a recap of the weird and wild moments from the…

Movie weekend: Deadpool 2 expected to dominate box office

Tonight was opening night for Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2, with predictions this movie will have an opening weekend gross of at least $130 million domestic. We shall see what happens, but the three-week run at the top for Avengers: Infinity War should be over. Note for Canadian fans: this movie was shot in Vancouver….

Now, the Bad News Roundup for the middle of May

I don’t have much to say in this edition of the Bad News Roundup. The summit in Korea is falling apart, peace prospects in Israel are also falling apart, and Hawaii is still under threat of volcanic eruption. Plus, the First Lady of the USA has been in the hospital! Other than that, things are…

Pres. Donald Trump does the Trump thing again; torches Iran nuclear deal

I don’t know why presidential-watchers still insist that President Donald Trump is unpredictable. He isn’t! This latest decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions is soooooooo Trump. Any major policy that came in during the Obama administration will always be first in line to get the chop from Trump. This ought…

The last word on yet another Raptors playoff debacle

Last night, the Toronto Raptors saw their first-place, 59-win regular season go completely up in smoke in the playoffs again, with a blowout loss to LeBron James and Cleveland to end a four-game sweep. This is pathetic, but also predictable from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and crew. Let’s face it: this group of guys hasn’t…

Big-time controversy over NFL cheerleaders and their working conditions etc.

The U.S. mainstream media has really lowered itself lately. CNN has lately become the “Stormy Daniels” network for their non-stop coverage of that woman; meanwhile, the New York Times has been doing “investigations” of working conditions of NFL cheerleaders. They ran a story which claimed the Washington Redskins cheerleaders were basically escorts and were forced…

Volcano blows on the big island!

Today, I am taking a break from watching live streams of tornadoes 🌪 in Kansas and Oklahoma. Instead, I am watching live streams of a volcanic eruption in Hawaii. 🌋 How would you like to wake up to lava in your back yard? That’s what is happening there today.