January 23, 2018

Black smoke at the Vatican

Roman Catholic cardinals have taken their first vote, and so far, a new Pope has not been selected. Black smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel's chimney. So far, the biggest issue for the papal conclave has been the weather. Before the 115 cardinals trooped into the Sistine Chapel, thunder boomed and lightning flashed across the sky. Then came a bout … [Read more...]

Black says he has investors for refinery project

Energy Minister Rich Coleman says there's still some work to do before newspaper publisher David Black can actually build an oil refinery on the north coast. But Coleman says it's positive news that Black has apparently found investors for the 25-billion dollar project. "You need to be able to have the customer and that's what he's been working on … [Read more...]

Snow and black ice for Metro Vancouver

Challenging driving conditions across Metro Vancouver today.  A combination of snow and black ice has lead to a string of accidents.  In Vancouver, many of the busses are running well behind schedule.  So far, no serious problems are reported on the new Port Mann bridge.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Amazon Black Friday Deals Guide – Updated

Black Friday is almost upon us with sales galore. In the run-up, Amazon.com has begun offering DVD and Blu-ray deals each day, below are the big bargains I've found thus far. With these things, it's all about clearing stock so grab what you want while you can at these prices. This page will be updated through the week as the deals change, and … [Read more...]

“Black Ops 2” Earns $500M In One Day

Proving there's a lot more money in games than films, the latest entry in Activision's "Call of Duty" franchise - "Black Ops II" - reportedly grossed a whopping $ 500 million in revenue around the world in its first 24 hours of release. That marks the largest entertainment launch of the year, the fourth year in a row a COD title has claimed that … [Read more...]

Full Cast For Starz’ “Black Sails” Revealed

Starz has announced the full cast for Michael Bay's upcoming eight episode original series "Black Sails," a prequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island." Set twenty years before events in the book, the story chronicles the adventures of fabled buccaneer Captain Flint and his men. As already announced, Toby Stephens ("Jane … [Read more...]

“He-Man,” “Black Lagoon” Get New Scribes

Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have hired "The Expendables 2" and "The Mechanic" scribe Richard Wenk to perform rewrites on the screenplay for their live-action He-Man reboot "Masters of the Universe" says Variety. Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") is directing the project based on the classic 80s cartoon series and Mattel toy line. Numerous … [Read more...]

Harper Helms “Woman In Black” Sequel

BAFTA-nominated Tom Harper ("Misfits," "The Scouting Book for Boys") is set to direct "The Woman in Black: Angel of Death", the sequel to this year's Gothic horror hit "The Woman in Black", for Hammer Films says Screen Daily. The action is set four decades later during World War II. Eel Marsh House is seized by the government and converted into a … [Read more...]

Screen Gems Adapting “Black City”

Screen Gems is developing a feature film based on Elizabeth Richards' young-adult fantasy novel series “Black City". The first book in the series hits stores next month. The series is set in the burning ruins of the Black City, where in the aftermath of a bloody war humans and Darklings live divided by a high wall. It's there a half-blood … [Read more...]

Lance Black To Pen Abrams’ “Earthquake”

Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black ("Milk," "J. Edgar") is set to script the large scale disaster epic "Earthquake" for Universal Pictures and Bad Robot says Deadline. Despite Universal owning the rights, this is NOT a remake of the 1974 Charlton Heston film of the same name. David Seltzer ("The Omen") penned a previous draft several years … [Read more...]