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Today would have been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday and in commemoration, Focus Features released the first full length trailer for their upcoming documentary called Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about the man who was too good for us. There are a few things that are guaranteed to have my eyes squirting like a talented porn star in seconds flat; watching horses run, the opening bars of You’ll Never Walk Alone sung by Judy Garland and videos of animals being reunited with their humans are all up there. But nothing does me in faster than watching Mr. Rogers interact with children. I’ve just spent 5 minutes trying to clean the snot off of my keyboard so I advise you take any necessary precautions before proceeding.
Here’s the trailer:
The movie is directed by Morgan Neville who won an Oscar for directing 20 Feet From Stardom which also made me ugly cry (anything to do with music usually does) so I’m really going to need to hydrate before stepping foot in the theater for WYBMN. Entertainment Weekly adds:
As the trailer reminds us, that includes lessons about death, assassination, divorce, and about caring for and accepting our neighbors. “Children have very deep feelings, just the way everybody does,” Rogers explains in the trailer.
It won’t be in theaters until June 8th so that gives me plenty of time to stock up on Kleenex, Advil, Visine, garments to rend and pillows to punch. We need Mr. Rogers’ message of love, empathy and sanity now more than ever. Also, I’m not gonna lie, young Fred could definitely get it.
Pic: PBS via Wenn.com
There was a time not too long ago when if you heard that Disney was planning a live action/CGI hybrid of Lady and The Tramp, you might have had some reaction be it surprise (“whaa?”), confusion (“but why tho?”), or even anger (“how dare they!”) but I’m telling you now that they are and you are probably feeling nothing (“what else is new?”). Expectations for originality are at an all time low! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady and The Tramp 2.0 is its way. You know Disney is gonna keep pushing it until all that’s left are The Black Cauldron and Song Of The South and you know which one has stronger name recognition so…
LATT is being produced for Disney’s upcoming streaming service set to launch in 2019. Just because it’s not getting a big screen release doesn’t mean Disney isn’t putting some heat behind it. It is LATT after all. It’s going to be directed by Charlie Bean who also directed The Lego Ninjago Movie. THR says:
The fact that a remake of such a marquee and essential Disney title such as Lady and the Tramp will likely head to the service is another example of how serious the company is taking its streaming platform’s content. (Disney also recently hired Jon Favreau to write and executive produce a live-action Star Wars television series.)
I wonder if they’ll keep that racist ass Siamese cat song. I hope they do because honestly, it’s my favorite part of the movie (dogs eating spaghetti all romantic like is bullshit). Those cats were bitchy, petty and realistic as fuck. Maybe this time around they’ll update them to Devon Rex cats and they can be voiced by Disney remake vets Emily Blunt and Emma Watson.
Over the weekend, Hannibal Buress had his mic cut off during a comedy set at Loyola University Chicago. According to Consequence of Sound, he’d been on stage for less than 5 minutes before the powers that be decided to pull the plug on the comedian for telling off color jokes about child molestation in the Catholic Church. LUC is a catholic university you see, and they told Hannibal upfront they weren’t going to allow their young, impressionable students be tainted by his filth flying filth. So what’s Hannibal do? He leads with a joke about child diddling priests.
According to COS:
The administration of Loyola University Chicago didn’t take kindly to Buress’ comments, as they cut off his set after just five minutes. Prior to getting the boot, the comedian shared an email he received from the school asking him to refrain from cursing or topics including sexual assault. “Bitch ass old people, I can project,” Buress reportedly said before dropping this whopper: “Y’all fuck kids, right?”
Here’s the projection of the email they sent Hannibal.
— Bung (@YaBoiiiTDog) March 18, 2018
I’ve sure he had one look at this, made sure his check had cleared and proceeded to make sure his set would check each and every box. Let’s never forget that Hannibal Buress is not the one. Whether it’s giving the cops an earful in Miami while getting arrested for being drunk and disorderly, gassing the press by sending a proxy to his Spider-Man premiere or dragging Bill Cosby’s skeletons out of the closet onstage, Hannibal’s “rules are for fools” mentality seems to be working for him.
Apparently, after he was cut off there was “an extended 15 minute break” and Hannibal was allowed back on stage to finish his set. No word as to if he kept it clean after that or continued to fart in the general direction of The Man.