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PUESTA EN ESCENA

La novela de King consta de dos partes muy marcadas. En la primera los protagonistas son adolescentes y en la segunda, que ocurre 27 años más tarde (el ciclo que cubren las apariciones de Pennywise), adultos. Los guionistas tienen el acierto de trasladar la trama de los años 50 a los años 80, con lo cual sentimos a los adolescentes más próximos y pueden incorporan el lenguaje coprolálico propio a su edad, así como su gusto musical por algunas bandas de la época, como los New Kids on the Block y otras.

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“It” y una breve historia del miedo a los payasos.

“It” y una breve historia del miedo a los payasos

Película con hartas referencias de la época,que van de afiches de los Gremlins hasta canciones de The Cure y New Kids on the Block.

 

El miedo a estos personajes no es nuevo ni tan poco común. Según los especialistas, se llama coulrofobia y está asociado a varios factores

 

Para fines prácticos (y cinematográficos), el villano de “It” (“Eso“) es un payaso. Pero en realidad, según la novela original de Stephen King, se trata de un ente que puede transformarse en tu más terrible miedo. En la nueva película del argentino Andrés Muschietti, que se estrena hoy, toma la forma de una aterradora mujer, de un monstruo decapitado, de un ser tóxico para un hipocondríaco, y así. Lo que te aterra, eso es “It“.

PESADILLA INFANTIL

Si hubiese que describir de una forma fácil esta película, podríamos decir que es un capítulode “Stranger Things” de más de dos horas. Con todo lo bueno y lo malo que eso pueda implicar. La cinta incluso comparte a uno de los protagonistas de la serie, el divertido Finn Wolfhard.

No parece un guiño gratuito. Y es que, ambientada en los años 80, la aventura de siete púberes tiene muchos ingredientes que saben a déjà vu: tranquilos suburbios agitados por hechos misteriosos, paseos en bicicleta, tiernos amoríos de verano y hartas referencias de la época,que van de afiches de los Gremlins hasta canciones de The Cure y New Kids on the Block. La nostalgia nunca falla.

Además, Muschietti tiene experiencia en esas lides: su anterior filme, “Mamá”, que significó su primera incursión en la industria hollywoodense, también abordaba el género del terror desde la perspectiva infantil. Porque allí se engendran los principales temores, aquellos que nos acompañan silenciosos con el crecimiento y que brotan luego sin importar el grado de madurez.Y así, por momentos, “It” se pone lo suficientemente adulta para abordar temas como el ‘bullying’, el abuso infantil, la segregación racial y religiosa, entre otros.

Finalmente, la película es también un homenaje al inagotable universo de King y de las decenas de películas que se han hecho sobre su obra. Las alusiones abundan, algunas como guiñossutiles, otras como obvias reverencias: allí están la jovencita ensangrentada de “Carrie”, la patota leal e inseparable de “Cuenta conmigo”, los delirios esquizofrénicos de “El resplandor” o la obsesión psicópata de “Misery”. Porque nadie como King para enseñarnos que el miedo suele tomar múltiples e inesperadas formas.

MÁS PAYASOS DEL TERROR

El Joker: Otro supervillano que hace de lo estrafalario su principal arma de destrucción. También conocido como el Guasón, el archienemigo de Batman es un psicópata sin códigos, que mata y perpetra todos sus crímenes con una demencia abrumadora. Su personalidad funciona perfecta en contraposición al atribulado y adusto Hombre Murciélago, al utilizar la risa y la broma como un escudo para desplegar todo su sadismo. En el cine, particularmente inolvidables fueron las personificaciones de Jack Nicholson y Heath Ledger, en ambos casos casi opacando al héroe principal. Imposible no temerle (y a la vez quererlo).

VIOLATOR

En “Spawn”, la popular serie de antihéroes y demonios creada por
el canadiense Todd McFarlane, no podía faltar este robusto payaso
que es el más poderoso y peligroso de los hermanos Phlebiac, así como uno de los más sanguinarios rivales del protagonista. También
tiene la habilidad de adquirir múltiples aspectos. Elegido entre los
100 mejores villanos de las historietas de todos los tiempos, Violator
también se hizo de una miniserie especial en la saga.

CLOWN

La premisa es tan absurda como espeluznante. Desesperado porque el payaso no llega a la fiesta infantil de su hijo, un hombre decide ponerse la nariz roja y todo el atuendo y hacer de improvisado bufón.
Los problemas empezarán cuando no pueda sacarse el disfraz y deba ir a trabajar y hacer su vida cotidiana como un auténtico payaso. Con
ello, su personalidad empezará a alterarse para mal. Cinta dirigida por Jon Watts y producida por Eli Roth, un experto en lo retorcido.

TWISTY

Fue tal el éxito del maquiavélico personaje interpretado por John Carrol Lynch en la serie “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, que repitió el plato para otra de las temporadas (“The Cult”). Azuzado
por la coulrofobia natural de algunos de los protagonistas, este asesino serial se despacha explotando los diversos miedos que
rondan, sobre todo, al personaje de Ally Mayfair Richards: la sangre, las tumbas y otros elementos que hacen ecos del característico
horror psicológico de la ficción. Fobias que se materializan en este
monstruo circense.

EL MUÑECO DE “POLTERGEIST”

Con esta película de 1982, el recientemente fallecido Tobe Hooper se anotó una obra maestra de lo sobrenatural, repleta de fantasmas,
posesiones diabólicas y maldiciones. Ya cerca del clímax, en una secuencia arquetípica dentro de la habitación infantil, el
pequeño Robbie se asoma a los misterios debajo de la cama antes de ser atacado por un extravagante y en apariencia inocente
muñeco de payaso. La lamparita de Darth Vader que se puede ver en la escena es un guiño que nos invita a pensar cuáles son los verdaderos villanos de la niñez.

Blue Bloods season 8: Could Donnie Wahlberg’s Danny really retire?

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Blue Bloods season 8: Could Donnie Wahlberg’s Danny really retire?

Donnie Wahlberg's Danny

Is it possible that Donnie Wahlberg’s Danny could actually leave the force behind on the Blue Bloods season 8 premiere? It’s a pretty difficult thing to think about, but it’s certainly something that’s possible.

Based on the details that are out there about the upcoming premiere in just three weeks, we know that Danny is going to be at a major crossroads in terms of his career. He’s worked with the force for a long time, and in turn, can take credit for doing a lot of wonderful, heroic things. Yet, at the same time he’s also more acutely aware than ever before of the target that comes with being a police officer. There are a number of people who want to see the character dead, and in the season 7 finale, he saw his house burn to the ground.

 

Will he recover from that? We know that the Reagan as is to keep fighting and taking on whatever obstacle is thrown at you. With that, we certainly do think that he will. Nonetheless, along the way we’re going to see him having a significant debate over his future.

The merits of him leaving his job start with one very simple notion: If he walks away from the force, one of the things that he could in turn feel is a greater sense of safety for his family. They don’t have to worry anywhere near as much about someone targeting him, and he in turn can probably protect them better. There are certainly some other jobs out there that would be willing to hire him, even if some of them (like private security) could carry with them some dangers of their own.

 

As for some of the merits of sticking with the job, most of those start with just getting an opportunity to do more work that benefits the entire city of New York. Maybe Danny thinks in terms of the greater good, or that he is putting away bad guys who could hurt his family if they are out on the street. There are inherent risks that go with being a cop, but so long as he is careful, he can try to mitigate some of those risks from here on out.

Blue Bloods is, at its core, a cop show — therefore, we do want to think that no matter what happens, at the end of the Danny is going to be involved in law enforcement somehow. Yet, this debate is still important. If he were to not carefully consider his future after an incident like this, much of his humanity would be stripped. This is the sort of incident that really makes you question everything, including if you’re living your life the right way. It should be a strong focus for the premiere.

Do you think that Danny could actually retire?

Share in the comments below! Meanwhile, head over here in the event you want to get some additional CarterMatt news right now on the upcoming premiere episode. (Photo: ABC.)

http://cartermatt.com/266761/blue-bloods-season-8-donnie-wahlbergs-danny-really-retire/

State hopes to return unclaimed accounts, property to owners

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State hopes to return unclaimed accounts, property to owners

Published 6:29 pm, Sunday, September 10, 201

 

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg is hoping to return more than 46,000 properties — from forgotten savings accounts to the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes — to their rightful owners.

Goldberg said the properties are worth millions of dollars to individuals and businesses throughout the state, including the band New Kids on the Block and members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.

This newly released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100. The properties can also include forgotten checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds and stocks and dividends.

The Democratic treasurer said accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. Last year the state returned over $114 million in property.

The list can be found at https://www.findmassmoney.com/ .

New Kids on the Block members among those with unclaimed property

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New Kids on the Block members among those with unclaimed property

Jordan Knight and Danny Wood among names on new list

New Kids stars can go ‘Step by Step’ for unclaimed property

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New Kids stars can go ‘Step by Step’ for unclaimed property

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COME COLLECT: Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, of the boy band New Kids on the Block, are among those with unclaimed property being held by the state Treasurer’s office. ‘We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,’ quipped Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg in a press release.

You got the right stuff, baby. And by “right stuff,” the state treasury means unclaimed property belonging to New Kids on the Block legends Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, plus tens of thousands of others.

According to the treasurer’s office, the boy band itself — identified as NKOTB Inc. — is owed at least $5 each in dividends and stock from MetLife.

Knight, meanwhile, is owed insurance proceeds from Lincoln Benefit Life and other property from EMC Corp.

“To the New Kids on the Block, you got it, unclaimed property that is. We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,” Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg said in a statement. “Call our office and begin the claims process today.”

There are more than 46,000 newly added unclaimed properties, the treasury said in a statement yesterday, including contents of forgotten safety deposit boxes and money in ignored bank accounts.

The unclaimed property is worth millions of dollars, and $114 million has been returned to the rightful owners, the treasury said.

To check if you have unclaimed property, go to http://www.findmassmoney.com.

NKOTB members among those owed cash, Treasury says

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NKOTB members among those owed cash, Treasury says

Jordan Graham Friday, September 08, 2017

You got the right stuff, baby. And by “right stuff,” the state treasury means unclaimed property belonging to New Kids on the Block legends Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, plus tens of thousands of others.

According the the Treasurer’s office, the boy band itself, identified as NKOTB Inc., in records, is owed at least $5 each in dividends and stocks from MetLife.

Knight is owed insurance proceeds from Lincoln Benefit Life and other property from EMC Corp.

There are more than 46,000 newly added unclaimed properties, the Treasury said in a statement today, including contents of forgotten safety deposit boxes and money in ignored bank accounts.

The unclaimed property is worth millions of dollars, and $114 million has been returned to the rightful owners, the Treasury said.

To check if you have unclaimed property, go to www.findmassmoney.com

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/09/nkotb_members_among_those_owed_cash_treasury_says

NKOTB members on state’s newest list of unclaimed property

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NKOTB members on state’s newest list of unclaimed property

The latest grouping of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners includes members of the New Kids on the Block.

More than 46,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the commonwealth, including band members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, treasurer Deb Goldberg said Friday.

“To the New Kids on the Block, you got it, unclaimed property that is. We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,” said Goldberg. “Call our office and begin the claims process today.”

“My team is prepared to walk you through your claim step-by-step,” said Mark William Bracken, assistant treasurer and head of the Unclaimed Property Division. “We look forward to working with NKOTB and all the Massachusetts residents who have unclaimed property.”

Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes.

Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity.

Last year, the treasury returned more than $114 million in property to its rightful owners, making the Massachusetts the state to return the most money on a per-capita basis.

The newly-released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100.

“If you don’t see your name in the paper this weekend, hang tough, as these are only the new names,” Goldberg said in a press release.

Click here to check the list or call 888-344-MASS (6277).

The treasury releases an updated list of unclaimed property assets every six months as the new accounts are turned over to the commonwealth.

There is no time limit for a person to claim this property, and in many cases, claimants will receive interest.

http://www.wcvb.com/article/tampa-bay-water-irma/12212650

New Kids on the Block Are Still Making Obscene Amounts of Money Rich Juzwiak

New Kids on the Block Are Still Making Obscene Amounts of Money

I remember scoffing upon the release of New Kids on the Block’s 1990 single “Games,” which opened with the the lines, “Somebody said somebody wouldn’t last too long / Somebody keeps going strong.” It seemed like a rather defensive missive from a group whose 15 minutes of fame were winding down. Well, they sure showed me!

According to a Billboard report, the New Kids’ most recent tour, Total Package, generated over $40 million in revenue. The tour wrapped July 15 in Hollywood, Florida, and featured the Kids performing alongside veteran acts Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men; it moved over half a million tickets across its 48 shows. That means an average of more than 10,000 people per venue showed up to watch these middle-aged men sing songs they’ve been singing since they were actual new kids.

Keep in mind, too, that the group has been reunited for almost 10 years at this point. Their 2008-10 tour, New Kids on the Block Live, generated over $35 million in revenue. Their 2011-12 NKOTBSB tour with Backstreet Boys did over $40 million in 2011 alone. Guess what their 2013 tour did? You’re right, $31.4 million. How about 2015? Another $26.1 million.

By now the novelty of their reunion has worn off—they’ve been reunited for almost as long as they were together in the first place (1984-1994). People are just really into seeing the New Kids. Over and over. Until someone dies. And even then, they’ll probably still show up until all of us are dead. And then there will be holograms both onstage and in the audience. They used to say that two things will survive the nuclear holocaust: cockroaches and Cher. Well, they didn’t take the remarkable staying power of the New Kids into consideration, now did they?

Let this be a lesson: Never let them call you a has-been, or at the very least, don’t believe them if they do. If the New Kids can come back to such roaring success after being a collective punchline for over a decade, it seems like most anyone can.

Jenny McCarthy Sends Husband Donnie Wahlberg a Sweet Birthday Message: ‘You Are My Superman’

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Jenny McCarthy Sends Husband Donnie Wahlberg a Sweet Birthday Message: ‘You Are My Superman’

Jenny McCarthy is beyond grateful for Donnie Wahlberg!
The 44-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to send her husband a sweet message on his 48th birthday.
“To my sun and stars… you are my superman, my oxygen, my teacher, my future, & my one and only ❤️. This world is a better place because of you and I am so honored to grow younger with you through the years. Happy Birthday @donniewahlberg ❤️😍😘,” McCarthy wrote alongside a black-and-white pic of the two.

The couple tied the knot in 2014 and have been nothing but supportive of one another. ET spoke with the lovebirds in July, where McCarthy opened up about never losing faith in finding the one.
“For five years I went without a real relationship and I just kept saying, ‘The one will come. The one will come,’ and boom, he came into my life,” she told ET. “I wasn’t sure in the beginning. Donnie was a guest on my talk show and I [thought,] ‘He’s smart, he’s funny,’ and then by the second month I knew I was in love with him. We FaceTimed at least 17 times a day. And, every single night we’re apart, we FaceTime sleeping the entire night. I sleep next to the phone and he sleeps and we wake up like that.”
Hear what Wahlberg had to say in response in the video below.