Reynolds Records Wed, 11 May 2022 03:13:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reynolds Records 32 32 I Tried Ryan Reynolds Favorite Restaurant In The World And I Was Honestly Confused At First Tue, 10 May 2022 19:30:35 +0000

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Ryan Reynolds recently shouted out his favorite restaurant in the entire world, and it’s actually a Greek spot in his hometown of Vancouver, BC.

After watching the Netflix interview where he talked about the restaurant, called Minerva’s, I watched it right away. After all, I live in Vancouver, so why not go try and spot Reynolds at his favorite spot?

Honestly, I was a bit confused when I first saw their website and social media. While you can never go wrong with Greek cuisine, it looked like your typical family restaurant — not a fancy place for a famous celebrity to bring Blake Lively as a date.

My curiosity grew even more. I thought to myself, “What makes this place so good, that Ryan Reynolds shouted it out on Netflix?!”

“It’s a Greek restaurant, it’s amazing,” he told Netflix in the interview.

After hearing him rave about the restaurant, I knew I had to go find out what made Minerva the best in the world.

Trying to get a reservation

I don’t know if it was just a “thing for me”, but I couldn’t find this place!

I called three times to get a reservation and either couldn’t get through or was put on endless wait. It was a bit comforting actually because it was a sign that it was very busy – which means it must be good.

Finally, the fourth time, I scored a reservation and my trip officially began.

the atmosphere

Walking into Minerva was exactly what I expected from the website. It was a cozy atmosphere, with a family atmosphere.

Outside of Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity

It looked like a classic family outing destination, which was actually quite nice.

Even though it wasn’t the posh place I imagined Reynolds to be – I was already getting on with it.

The service

Once our server came to the table, I really started to really understand why Reynolds loved this place.

Our waitress was a very nice lady who went out of her way to make us feel comfortable.

Menu at Minerva.Menu at Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity

You could tell it was a tight-knit team in the restaurant who took pride in the food and drink.

The food

Like I said, I rarely miss Greek food, and this one was no exception.

I ordered Greek pizza, my friend ordered the lasagna and my partner ordered the lamb.

Morgan Leet eating at Minerva's.Morgan Leet eating at Minerva’s.Morgan Leet | Narcity

We all enjoyed our meals and how huge the portions were. Also, my leftovers were delicious the next day for lunch.

It wasn’t by far the best Greek food I’ve ever had, but it was really delicious. Between that, the cute atmosphere and the friendly service – I would definitely go back.

I understand now

There’s no doubt that this is a great choice if you’re looking for a classic Greek meal and you’re really hungry.

It’s not fancy cuisine or super modern decor, but it has a certain charm that is undeniable.

Morgan Leet in front of Minerva.Morgan Leet in front of Minerva.Morgan Leet | Narcity

My guess? This place brings back a great childhood nostalgia for Reynolds that he wanted to share with the world.

‘Iron Man’ Robert Downey Jr Isn’t the Richest Marvel Actor, You’d Be Surprised to Know #1 Tue, 10 May 2022 11:02:22 +0000
Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and other richest MCU stars (Photo credit – IMDb)

A billion dollar company like Marvel has a long list of actors and actresses who have been in the MCU. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and many more are the Hollywood stars under the banner. Each of them worked in some of the highest-grossing films the studios have ever made.

Avengers: Endgame became the second highest-grossing movie of all time, followed by Avengers: Infinity War at 5th and Spider-Man: No Way Home at 6th. Now, Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has come out with a thunderous opening.

Besides Marvel, all of the actors have worked in other films and also run businesses. So, let’s take a look at the ten richest actors and actresses who are part of the MCU.

Michael Douglas

It may come as a shock, but it’s not Robert Downey Jr who is the richest actor to have a role in Marvel. Douglas was Hank Pym in Ant-Man and the Avengers Saga. The acclaimed actor and multiple Oscar winner has a net worth of $350 million.

Robert Downey Jr.

With just $50 million short, RDJ is the second richest star in the MCU with a net worth of $300 million. He was an integral part of the franchise by playing the role of Iron Man. Robert is also the franchise’s first highest earner for Avengers: Endgame. (It was $75 million)

Edward Norton

Although the actor appeared in only one movie, The Incredible Hulk, he should be counted on this list because it was the second movie ever made by the MCU. Norton’s net worth is the same as Robert’s, $300 million.

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel aka Nick Fury has been an important recurring actor in the Universe. The actor is also known for his work for other highly acclaimed films. His net worth is $250 million.

Wine Diesel

Known for his role in the Fast & Furious franchise, thanks to which Diesel earned millions, the actor played the role of Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy series and other Avengers films. The value of the actor is 230 million dollars.

Scarlett Johansson

As for the number of female superheroes in Marvel, it is much less than that of males. Scarlett Johansson is the first and only female superhero on the list and drops to number six. The Black Widow actress has a net worth of $165 million, nearly half that of Robert Downey Jr!

Chris Hemsworth

Next is the Asgardian, Thor. Chris has taken on the role of the God and will soon be seen in the upcoming MCU movie Thor: Love and Thunder. His earnings have boosted his net worth to $130 million.

bradley cooper

The actor plays the role of Rocket in the GOTG series. He with Vin Diesel and the others will appear in the 3rd volume which will be released next year. Cooper’s net worth is $100 million.

Chris Evans

Robert Downey Jr’s best friend, Chris Evans, aka Captain America, is the latest Marvel superhero on the list. Evans’ value is $80 million.

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Borrowers abandon banks after RBA rate hike shock Tue, 10 May 2022 08:28:21 +0000 Fact checked Advertiser Disclosure The Reserve Bank’s first official rate hike in more than 11 years has galvanized Australian borrowers into action, with thousands flocking to comparison sites in recent days to seek bargain mortgage deals …]]>

The Reserve Bank’s first official rate hike in more than 11 years has galvanized Australian borrowers into action, with thousands flocking to comparison sites in recent days to seek bargain mortgage deals .

Interest in cheaper home loans is skyrocketing, putting big banks under pressure to keep their customers. Although banks are already responding by passing on higher rates to variable home loan customers, fierce competition from online lenders and challengers means rates around 2.00% are still available.

Mozo Money expert Tom Godfrey said, “Savvy borrowers could save tens of thousands of dollars on their home loan by taking the opportunity to shop around and switch. Given the savings on offer, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a shift in challenger lenders away from the big four banks.

With an average variable mortgage rate of 3.05%, there is a huge gap between the best and worst mortgage rates available. Start by comparing some of the best rates of the month on the market below….


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Bank of Queensland – Economical Variable Mortgage Loan
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BOQ is a favorite of borrowers looking to find value beyond the big four banks, and for good reason. The BOQ Economy Variable Home Loan offers competitive variable rates, free withdrawal, flexible repayment options, and free valuation. Plus, refinancers can get a $3,000 cashback bonus for a limited time only (terms and conditions apply). Apply before May 16.

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]]> IDW hires three, Image loses one Tue, 10 May 2022 00:36:00 +0000 Jamie S. Rich goes from Tapas to IDW

IDW Publishing has hired industry veteran Jamie S. Rich as executive editorial director and has also recruited two new hires as editors.

Rich’s responsibilities will include developing licensed comics and graphic novels for IDW Publishing as well as managing the editorial team. “IDW has a tremendous legacy of bringing people’s favorite characters from all genres and media to life in new and exciting ways,” Rich said in a statement accompanying the announcement, adding, “The editorial team has done a phenomenal job. , and I look forward to further innovating with them.

Rich began his comics career at Dark Horse, then moved to Oni Press, where he was an editor until 2004. He was an editor at DC, then at Tapas Media, which hired a number former DC editors (see “Tapas Hires Former Vertigo Editor”) Rich is also the author of Lady Killer, 12 reasons why I love her, and You killed me, collaboration with artist Joelle Jones on all three, and co-editor (with Sarah Gaydos) of the Eisner Prize-winning anthology Love is love.

Editor Charles Beacham will be responsible for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Beacham was an associate editor at Marvel for three years, where he worked on a number of properties, including Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars. After that, he joined Activision, where he oversaw the development of the comic based on their Destiny 2 sci-fi shooter.

The third new hire, Russ Busse, will serve as editor of the Originals division, focusing on developing new graphic novels for middle schoolers and young adults. Busse worked at Abrams Books and Little Brown Books for Young Readers and did a wide range of freelance work, editing books for Marvel, Warner Bros., Hasbro and others.

Meanwhile, Jeff Boison left his position as director of sales and publishing planning at Image Comics last week, according to The Beat. Boison joined Image in 2016; he had previously served as Vice President – ​​Publishing Planning and Collected Editions at DC, but refused to move to California when the publisher moved (see “Dark Horse VP Michael Martens leaving the company”).

A violin from Hollywood’s Golden Age could break an auction record Mon, 09 May 2022 19:10:00 +0000

Rare violins once owned by famous virtuosos such as Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin have sold privately in recent years for up to $20 million. The instruments they played usually bear their names, such as the “Earl of Plymouth” Stradivarius, which, to restore its reputation, mystique and market value, is now also referred to as “the ex-Kreisler”.

Can Toscha Seidel use the same marketing magic — even though his fame came mostly from Hollywood rather than the concert hall?

Musicians and collectors will soon find out. After a world tour currently underway, the violin Seidel owned and played, the 1714 “da Vinci” Stradivarius, will be sold by online auction house Tarisio, from May 18 to June 9. This is the first Stradivarius from the so-called golden age of violin making to be auctioned in decades.

Unlike most musical instruments, over time all Stradivarius violins have acquired names, some rather fanciful, such as “Sleeping Beauty”. The famous virtuoso Niccolò Paganini called his “Il Canone”. The “da Vinci” has no connection with Leonardo. As a marketing tactic, a dealer who sold three Stradivarius violins in the 1920s named them all after famous Renaissance painters: in addition to ‘da Vinci’, ‘Titian’ and ‘Michelangelo’ .

The violin itself is naturally the most important factor in determining its value, with instruments made by the Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri families of Renaissance Italy fetching the highest prices. The condition is another crucial consideration. But so does the identity of its former owners – its provenance.

Few people can recognize the name Seidel today. But he was so successful in the 1920s that he was able to buy the “da Vinci” for $25,000 (over $400,000 today), a sale featured on the front page of The New York Times on April 27, 1924. Seidel said he would both not trade the violin “for a million dollars” and considered it his most prized possession, adding, “The tone is exceptionally powerful and beautiful.”

Seidel was so well known in his heyday that George and Ira Gershwin wrote a comic song about him and three of his Russian Jewish peers: “Mischa, Sasha, Toscha, Jascha.” (“We are four fiddlers three.”) Seidel and Heifetz were both born in Ukraine, both studied in St. Petersburg with the eminent professor Leopold Auer, and both emigrated to the United States after the upheavals of the Russian Revolution. They made their concert debut at Carnegie Hall within months of each other to critical acclaim.

Albert Einstein took violin lessons at Seidel and together they performed Bach’s Double Concerto for a fundraiser. They sported thick locks of unruly hair that enhanced the caricature of the musician with long hair, in the manner of Franz Liszt.

Seidel and Heifetz settled in Los Angeles, where the booming film industry paved the way for Seidel’s success. In the 1930s, he was surrounded by a crowd of mostly Jewish exiles from Nazi Germany and war-torn Europe. Among them were the composers Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Seidel played lead violin in many of Korngold’s famous film scores, including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (for which Korngold won an Academy Award) and “Anthony Adverse” (ditto ). The two men recorded a violin and piano arrangement of Korngold’s suite for “Much Ado About Nothing”, with the composer at the piano.

Musical directors and composers sought out Seidel’s warm, rich tone. He was concertmaster of the Paramount Studio Orchestra and played the violin solos for MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” and David Selznick’s “Intermezzo”, in which a famous violinist (played by Leslie Howard) falls in love with his accompanist ( Ingrid Bergman).

“That we largely associate love scenes or portrayals of the less fortunate in movies – or any scene evoking tears or strong emotions – with the sound of the violin is largely due to Seidel,” wrote Adam Baer, ​​violinist and journalist, in a 2017 article for The American Scholar. (Baer’s violin teacher studied with Seidel and insisted that his students listen to recordings of Seidel’s performances.)

Although best known for his film work, Seidel has also performed standard classical repertoire, solo with orchestras and on tour in recital. In the 1930s, he was heard by millions of radio listeners as musical director and frequent soloist with the CBS Symphony Orchestra. In 1934, he had his own weekly network show, “The Toscha Seidel Program”. (Several recordings showcasing his lush sound are on YouTube, including a 1945 recording of Ernest Chausson’s “Poem” with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.)

“He was a singing violinist, influenced by the Cantorial tradition,” Baer said. “He played with as much depth of tone and emotional intensity as anyone I’ve heard on record.”

But Seidel never achieved the enduring international fame of Heifetz. In Los Angeles, Heifetz often called on Seidel to play with him in string quartets, literally taking on the role of second violin.

As Hollywood‘s golden age faded, studios ditched their in-house orchestras, relying instead on freelancers. And as he got older, Seidel developed a neurological condition that gradually diminished his playing. This once prominent violinist found himself in a pit orchestra in Las Vegas before retiring to a California avocado farm. He died in 1962, aged 62, with his violin by far his most prized possession.

This violin was last sold at auction in London in 1974 for 34,000 pounds (over $3 million today). It is currently owned by Japanese restaurant chain tycoon Tokuji Munetsugu, who has amassed a collection of rare stringed instruments and sponsors an international violin competition in Japan. (Munetsugu, 73, did not say why he is selling it.)

Film music has made its way into concert halls, and “Star Wars” and “Jaws” composer John Williams is arguably America’s most popular living composer. But film scores and their mostly anonymous readers have long been largely shunned by the classical music elite.

Could the “da Vinci” sale nevertheless set a record?

The “Lady Blunt” Stradivarius, once owned by Lord Byron’s granddaughter, holds the current record for a violin sold at auction. (Its 2011 sale, for $15.9 million, was also handled by Tarisio.) Like the “Messiah” Stradivarius now held by the British Museum, the “Lady Blunt” has hardly ever been performed and remains in in a perfect state.

Carlos Tome, violinist and co-owner of Tarisio, said the auction house has not released an estimate for the “da Vinci”. Citing its rarity – a golden-period Stradivarius – beautiful condition and “unique Hollywood provenance”, he said he expects it to sell for between $15 million and $20 million.

“It could set a record,” he said, noting the emergence of a class of wealthy collectors since the sale of the “Lady Blunt” a decade ago. (Other dealers say there have since been several private sales at prices over $20 million.)

Baer dismissed the idea that the “da Vinci’s” Hollywood pedigree might reduce its auction value. Although he admitted that Seidel had not recorded the most intellectually rigorous music, he added that “the fact that he is a Hollywood artist should in no way diminish the value”.

“He was a great classical musician before he came to Hollywood,” Baer added. “And ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is a big deal.”

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney react as Wrexham win leads title race to final day Sun, 08 May 2022 14:12:06 +0000

The Dragons’ bid for promotion to the EFL as the National League champions stay alive after a comprehensive victory over former county leaders Stockport on Sunday

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