After the coffee. Before deciding between "Godzilla" and
The Skinny: The heat wave here appears to have broken but the strong winds have also pushed the smoke from all the wildfires into my neighborhood. I almost have to shut the windows, it is so smokey in here. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview, reaction to the
It's his world. "Godzilla" is expected to destroy everything in its path this weekend. Industry observers expect the movie to take in $70 million and if it does, get ready for a sequel. Hope they make a Monster Zero movie, he was always my favorite. The other big wide-release movie opening this weekend is the family friendly "Million Dollar Arm" starring Jon Hamm as a sports agent who goes to India in search of a pitcher. Box office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
There is no neutrality on this issue. On Thursday, the FCC released its proposed open Internet rules while protests went on outside the regulatory agency. Specifically, the FCC is pushing rules that would allow broadband providers to cut deals with content companies for better traffic flow. Half the world wants stricter regulation of the Internet and fears allowing such deals willl let big broadband providers play God with content providers. The other half says any regulation will destroy Internet innovation. More from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
Goodbye and good luck. Barbara Walters, the queen of the big-get interviews, is finally retiring from