Here’s another HBO Max series that won’t be ready on launch day, but in this case they have an excuse: it would be out of season. Santa Inc. is a satirical animated show based in the North Pole and focusing on a high-achieving member of Santa’s workshop.
As an avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for new releases books. I peruse the Goodreads newsletters. (and read them over and over again.) I join dozens of Facebook groups just to see if I’ve missed any ‘under the radar” books. I also subscribe to book blogs, because I feel that they are a wonderful platform for book lovers to share their two cents and chime in their thoughts on their favourite new releases books. To make things less daunting, I’ve compiled a short list of novels that were recently published.
The Green Hornet film was in development hell for years, possibly decades (I didn’t follow it that far back), before a studio finally got serious about making a film. Sony finally got the ball rolling when a serviceable script was introduced and…it was co-written by and starring Seth Rogen. Mind you the immediate reaction of all (myself included in that “all”) was “how is he going to play a superhero?” Rogen slimmed down significantly for the role and while he wasn’t showing off any sculpted abs, he didn’t look like a slobby slouch that you could write off as someone who couldn’t get a few good punches in. While the film failed to impress just about everyone, it’s overall ticket sales were bolstered by the overseas intake which pushed the $120 million dollar film to over $220 in tickets—not bad for a film that ranks rotten on Rotten Tomatoes.