‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

Roseanne Barr Just Killed Her Own Show with Unwise Comments

The now former cast of Roseanne. (ABC)

What a blow to fans and everyone involved in ABC’s now former top hit show Roseanne. After Roseanne Barr tweeted negative comments about former President Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarett on Monday, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment just issued the following short statement:

“Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

The Roseanne reboot was a number one show and a huge ratings booster for the network and it employed a large cast, not to mention a team of writers and show staff who are no doubt hurt by this decision.

In her tweet, Barr said, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote, replying to a tweet which has been taken down which accused Jarrett of helping to cover up alleged misdeeds for the Obama administration reports The Hollywood Reporter. When Twitter followers stated that her statement seemed racist, Barr scoffed, “Muslims r NOT a race.”

She followed up her rants with an apology early this morning saying, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste." And then posted another saying that she is leaving Twitter. Unfortunately for her, she is also leaving her hit show.

I doubt that this is over. Stay tuned.


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