Yes, yes, and yes: you can hear that clock happily ticking away. It does sound a bit happier after Hump Day, doesn't it? Why, it's almost as if the mechanism recognizes that the weekend is just around the corner, lifting its mechanical spirits just as our souls grow a bit lighter in the process, no? Ok, ok, enough is enough, so let's get down to the business of today ...
Like so many who blog, vlog, and pontificate, I listened to the Walt Disney earnings call yesterday. (I don't wax on and off about such things 'round here, but it's fascinating from time-to-time to follow these cultural controversies a bit more closely.) Indeed, things don't sound all that good for the Mouse House presently; though Bob Iger did an affable job of trying to chirp on with a bit of optimism, I think it's pretty clear that the fundamental absence of F-A-C-T-S in the call (offset by heavy doses of speculation) shows that perhaps he and others in management over there are in way over their heads. And how couldn't they be? As many know, the studio has lost upwards to $1B at the box office alone -- not to even mention that their parks and cruises have been reporting mixed figures, and the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel flop can't be missed, either -- so that's gotta leave a mark. I've tried -- like so many -- to retain some positivity about Disney+, but even that venture looks to be crashing and burning right in front of mankind's eyes. Some days, it ain't easy being a mouse.
Well, well, well ... we'll leave that for now, and buckle down to the biz of our own affairs.
As for today? 60 incredible citations await, and I've dug into my files this morning to realize I have a good number of movie premieres I also need to add to the date. In that respect, keep your eyes peeled as today will be growing somewhat significantly if I can get them up in the right chronology over the next few hours. Plus, I do have a movie on tap for later today, and -- depending upon its merits -- I might even have a review up later. Keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime ...
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!