Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Slab Cinema launches spree of classic horror film screenings at San Antonio's St. Paul Square
click to enlarge Rogue VideoVirginia Leith in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)Slab Cinema is pivoting from the French New Wave to buckets of blood — literally. On Wednesday, September 30, the outdoor film series kicks off weekly screenings of classic horror films at St. Paul Square with Roger Corman's killer 1959 filmThe series of black and white pulp horror continues with Joseph Green'son October 7 and Herk Hervey'son October 14, followed by Roger Corman's star-studded— which features a young Jack Nicholson alongside horror legends Boris Karloff and Sandra Knight — on October 21.Because it's not really halloween without a heaping helping of zombies, the screenings wrap up on October 28 with the film that started the walking corpse craze: George Romero'sTo maintain social distancing, a limited number of tickets are available for each movie. Patrons will need to bring their own chairs and blankets, but food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.sacurrent.com
Ewan McGregor Jokingly Reveals He's Been 'Lying' When Asked About Playing Obi-Wan
Ewan McGregor is relieved to finally be able to talk about returning to Obi-Wan Kenobi. In August at the D23 Expo, fans learned that an Obi-Wan series starring McGregor is in the works for Disney's forthcoming platform. In Doctor Sleep, the 48-year-old actor plays Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Torrance, Jack Nicholson's character in the classic film, The Shining. "It's odd in a way because you have to sort of ignore them," McGregor told ET of the new film's familiar hotel. But my character's not, unless he's remembering a moment of his past in there, which, of course, Danny had."