Monsters, Inc. is definitely a top-three Pixar movie for me. So, imagine my glee when I discovered that on July 2 Disney+ will release a new series, Monsters at Work.
John Goodman and Billy Crystal are back as Sully as Mike Wazowski for the 10-episode season.
Mindy Kaling, Aisha Tyler and Ben Feldman join the cast as does Henry Winkler (!). Of course, John Ratzenberger returns as the Yeti.
Thanks to my local library I was able to watch Martin Scorsese’s first documentary about Fran Lebowitz, “Public Speaking.”
After watching his docu-series, “Pretend It’s a City“, on Netflix earlier this year (and loving it), I had to track it down.
Having seen them in reverse order, I liked “Public Speaking” a bit less than “Pretend It’s a City.” Taken in total, I loved them and will definitely watch them again.
For Christmas my wife bought me a “Seinfeld” calendar that features a fact a day about my favorite show.
Yesterday’s was a fun one. It listed some of the actors who auditioned for the role of George, such as:
- Nathan Lane
- Steve Buscemi
- Danny DeVito (!)
- Brad Hall
- David Allen Grier
- Anthony Edwards (?!)
- Robert Schimmel
- Larry Miller
It’s fun to think of Hall appearing alongside his wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in the role of George.
I’ve been a Batman fan since I was a kid and the Adam West/Burt Ward TV show was on after school.
Eventually I got into the comic books, but it wasn’t until Tim Burton’s 1989 film did I realize the dark story behind it.
Still, I love the campy 1966 TV show and especially the intro:
Today my son showed me this version, with “bat” removed throughout the clip …
… and this version with “man” removed.
Some people certainly do have a lot of time on their hands.
Ok, I finished watching the first season of “Ted Lasso” tonight and I can see why the series has received lots of recognition; it’s fun and heartwarming.
Still, I put this in the like-it-don’t-love-it category — but there’s room for an upgrade in my rating.
I look forward to watching Season 2 and maybe it’ll move up a notch into “love it” territory.