Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Takes the Weekend with $57-M Opening

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$DIS, $MGM, $LGF, $CMCSA, After 3 weekends at the Top of the domestic box office, Avengers: Endgame's reign has come to an end, thanks to John Wick, a retired hit man. Lionsgate's (NYSE:LGF) John Wick: Chapter Three — Parabellum had a huge debut weekend, earning $57.2-M stateside in 3,850 theaters, beating out Endgame's $29.4-M domestic take. Parabellum's larger-than-anticipated bow outperformed the...

Spend a Weekend in Sicily

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Sicily the ideal destination for intrepid travelers seeking to experience the kind of place thought to no longer exist. Fly into Palermo's Falcone Borsellino makes the most sense for a weekend as you could easily devote all 3 days to the island's capital city. Once you have landed, forego the taxis in the Arrivals area and get on the Trinacria Express...

Kubrick’s Newly Restored ‘The Shining’ Debuts at Cannes Film Festival

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$TWX, $NFLX Alfonso Cuaron has introduced a restoration of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" at the Cannes Film Festival. The Mexican filmmaker was notably absent from Cannes last year when his "Roma" was expected to premiere here. But when Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and the festival could not agree on distribution terms for the streaming giant's films, "Roma" instead headed to the Venice...

Petra’s 425-carat Legacy Diamond Fetches $15-M

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$PDMDF South Africa’s Petra Diamonds (OTCMKT:PDMDF, LON:PDL) has sold its 425-carat “Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine” diamond to Belgium-based Stargems Group and Choron BVBA for $15-M. The exceptional D colour Type IIa gem was recovered in March of this year from the company’s iconic Cullinan mine, the same that yielded the Cullinan diamond at 3,106 carats the largest rough diamond...

Coffee & Caffeine, Their Amazing Health Benefits

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A study has found that the interaction of an unidentified component of coffee with the caffeine increases blood levels of a crucial growth factor which appears to protect against the process of Alzheimer’s disease. Making use of mice bred for developing Alzheimer’s like symptoms, the researchers provide evidence that caffeinated coffee protects against the disease which isn’t possible with other...

War of Will Wins the Preakness

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War of Will cruised to victory in the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown Saturday. War of Will navigated a start from the 1 post that saw Bodexpress rear up out of the starting gates and dismount jockey John Velazquez to the dirt and then used the rail to his advantage en route to victory in the 144th running of...

Educate Your Children About Junk Food

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Letting teenagers know they are being manipulated by food marketers may be a simple way to encourage healthier eating, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Many of the leading chronic diseases threatening human health, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the result of poor dietary choices. These dietary habits may start in...

The Mystery of The Shipwreck Lodge

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The Shipwreck Lodge run by Natural Selection in Namibia is one of Africa’s most uniquely designed retreats. It offers almost unprecedented privacy and freedom within architectural masterpieces that represent shipwrecks on the beach. The lodge is located on Namibia’s famous Skeleton Coast and surrounded by wild and rugged sandy expanses cushioning the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the solitude...

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Matches the Values that Drive the Main Sponsor of the Event: A. Lange & Söhne

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“Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.”This statement by Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company – fits just as perfectly to describe the spectacular weekend of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este as it matches the values that drive the main sponsor of the event: A. Lange & Söhne. The German watchmaking company is devoted to...

Four Clowns Production: ‘SHAKEDOWN AT THE DUSTY SPUR’

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Jason Poston, Emerging Comedy Great Debuts at The Hollywood Fringe Festival In my interview with Jason last week, he described himself as “A cross between Clint Eastwood and Ty Burrell—or Ted Knight, if you like.” His character Colt McCoy, the legendary gunfighter who comes to save the day in the new Four Clowns production SHAKEDOWN AT THE DUSTY SPUR! “My comedy heroes tend to have a sweet,...