Weekend predictions: Ghostbusters headed for win with $30-million weekend (and maybe more)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife should easily win at the box office this weekend, becoming the first film in the franchise to do so since Ghostbusters II way back in 1989. It’s outperforming our model’s prediction going into the weekend, and could yet do better than Friday morning’s $30.5-million prediction. Here’s how things stand right now… As usual … Read more

‘Red Notice’ star Gal Gadot headed to Dubai for charity event

Hollywood actress Gal Gadot Image Credit: Supplied Gal Gadot, who currently stars in one of the most top-rated films on Netflix with ‘Red Notice’, will land in Dubai next month for a charity event to raise awareness around International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The two-day event will take place at the France Pavilion at … Read more

NASA’s data is headed for the cloud

A lot of NASA’s work has to do with what happens here on Earth, especially as we work to track and respond to the climate crisis. And at NASA’s earth sciences division, much of the data collected by future missions will be stored in the cloud, hosted by Amazon. That’s partly because the agency needs … Read more

Weekend predictions: Halloween Kills headed to weekend win

Halloween Kills, the 12th installment in the virtually un-killable Halloween franchise, should comfortably top the box office chart this weekend, even it falls well short of the $76.2-million opening weekend earned by its predecessor, simply titled Halloween, back in 2018. It has already banked a respectable $4.850 million from previews in 2,950 theaters on Thursday, … Read more

Weekend predictions: No Time to Die sets franchise record $6.3 million from Thursday previews, headed for big weekend

No Time to Die got off to a great start on Thursday evening, earning a reported $6.3 million from previews, the best for the franchise, and beating the $5.25 million Spectre’s earned back in 2015. That’s an encouraging result, and there’s no question the film is on course for an excellent weekend, but No Time … Read more

Weekend predictions: Venom headed to excellent opening weekend

A critical month for the theatrical industry has started with some promising news: Venom: Let There Be Carnage posted a very solid $11.6 million from “preview” screenings on Thursday evening, the second-best result from previews during the pandemic, and not far behind Black Widow’s $13.2 million. Sony Pictures, while presumably very happy with how things … Read more

Lake County News,California – Space News: ‘Blue’ and ‘Gold’ satellites headed to Mars in 2024

The ESCAPADE Mars mission will consist of two identical satellites — named “Blue” and “Gold” after UC Berkeley’s school colors — that will study how the planet’s ionosphere and magnetic field interact. Image courtesy of Rocket Lab. BERKELEY — An interplanetary mission led by the University of California, Berkeley, to put two satellites — dubbed … Read more

Troubled Boeing Starliner headed back to factory, further delaying NASA launch

Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft sits atop a ULA Atlas V rocket in July 2021. Boeing/John Grant After more than a week trying to fix a problem with stuck valves, Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule is coming off the Atlas V rocket that was meant to send it to orbit for some “deeper-level troubleshooting.” In a call … Read more

Elon Musk might be headed to space soon — but not on a SpaceX rocket

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO reportedly purchased a ticket to space with Virgin Galactic. Getty Images Elon Musk is planning to take a trip to space with Virgin Galactic, according to a Sunday report from The Wall Street Journal. The billionaire’s decision to brave space follows in the footsteps of Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos … Read more