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Does God exist in the Marvel Universe? – Salon

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Does God exist inside the Marvel Universe? Yes. But, as with so very many things in mainstream comics, it’s simply not enough to give a thumbs up or down. Comics don’t work that way. As they say, comics — in particular, Marvel Comics — are weird. First it bears noting that it’s hard to nail down any particular detail, be it narrative or theological, about anything in the wide, wild Marvel…

How to make a Star Wars Jabba the Hutt body pillow – CNET

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

This Jabba the Hutt body pillow is comfy and easy to make. Bonnie Burton Editors’ note: As part of our celebration of Star Wars at 40, CNET contributor Bonnie Burton, a Star Wars superfan and former Lucasfilm employee, shows you to make a pillow unlike any other. Click for full coverage. Sometimes you just want to take a nap on a extra-large body pillow in the shape of Jabba the…

Today’s best superhero comic is a self-published one-person masterwork – Salon

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

No doubt, there are some inventive, exuberant artists working in mainstream comics these days. Check out ACO’s insane layouts in the new “Nick Fury” series or Tom Scioli’s Jack Kirby-esque “Super Powers” backups in “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye.” In creator-owned comics, artists such as Fiona Staples (“Saga”), Christian Ward (“ODY-C”) and Ryan Browne (“Curse Words”) are pushing the boundaries of the most boundary-less art form. But perhaps the…

Disney wants more Marvel theme park rides – A.V. Club (blog)

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Disney’s new Marvel-themed attraction, Guardians Of The Galaxy—Mission: Breakout!, finally opened at the California Adventure park this weekend, with The Hollywood Reporter saying that some fans had to wait in line for as long as seven hours just to experience what is essentially a glorified new coat of paint on the old Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror ride. Of course, it also has a brand new narrative component, with Rocket…

Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick’s Mother Killed In Boating Accident – Vanity Fair

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick, died in a boating accident on Friday on California’s Pine Flat Lake, the New York Times’ Mike Isaac reported Saturday. Her husband Donald is in serious condition following the tragic accident. Fresno authorities say Donald Kalanick “had some scratches some bruises, but seemed fine – conscious and breathing.” He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center. Uber has confirmed that Kalanick’s…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi May Feature Some Romance Yet – Comicbook.com

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

When it comes to shipping couples, there are few fandoms that are as gun-ho as the Star Wars community. Ever since George Lucas brought the sci-fi franchise to life, fans have been invested in its various romances. Han and Leia may have stole the original trilogy’s spotlight, but Anakin Skywalker tried to reclaim it with Padme in the prequels. So far, the newest Star Wars trilogy has…

Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick’s Mother Killed In Boating Accident – Vanity Fair

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber C.E.O. Travis Kalanick, died in a boating accident on Friday on California’s Pine Flat Lake, the New York Times’ Mike Isaac reported Saturday. Her husband Donald is in serious condition following the tragic accident. Fresno authorities say Donald Kalanick “had some scratches some bruises, but seemed fine – conscious and breathing.” He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center. Uber has confirmed that Kalanick’s…

Star Wars fans celebrate literacy and love for franchise at Victoria … – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Brayden Cho, 6, of Fontana poses with Star Wars characters during Star Wars Reads presented by the Rancho Cucamonga Library at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga Saturday. Photo by James Carbone RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Thousands of Star Wars fans came to the annual Star Wars Reads event at Victoria Gardens on Saturday to meet their favorite characters and get…

Star Wars fans celebrate literacy and love for franchise at Victoria Gardens – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Brayden Cho, 6, of Fontana poses with Star Wars characters during Star Wars Reads presented by the Rancho Cucamonga Library at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga Saturday. Photo by James Carbone RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Thousands of Star Wars fans came to the annual Star Wars Reads event at Victoria Gardens on Saturday to meet their favorite characters and get…

Best Star Wars effects, picked by this year’s FX Oscar winner – CNET

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Editors’ note: This is part of our monthlong special series celebrating four decades of Star Wars. From that spectacular opening shot of the first film in 1977, Star Wars‘ eye-popping effects enraptured a generation — including Adam Valdez, who went from being a Star Wars-obsessed kid to picking up this year’s visual effects Oscar for “The Jungle Book“. Valdez supervised the team of effects wizards at London-based Moving Picture Company…

How to craft your own cuddly Star Wars bantha – CNET

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

It’s easy to make your own bantha. Bonnie Burton/CNET Editors’ note: As part of our celebration of Star Wars at 40, CNET contributor Bonnie Burton, a Star Wars superfan and former Lucasfilm employee, shows you to make your own cuddly bantha. Click for full coverage. Every Tusken Raider needs a trusty bantha to ride around Tatooine. These elephant-size creatures with long ram-like horns first showed up in “Star Wars: A…

Mark Hamill Is Leveraging His ‘Star Wars’ Moment for All It’s Worth – The Ringer (blog)

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mark Hamill has some thoughts on Star Wars. That’s fine. Hamill is ingrained in our pop-cultural memory as Luke Skywalker. He’s entitled to his opinion. After spending 32 years away from the franchise, he’s back; early reports (and a trailer) suggest that Luke is going to be a fundamental part of December’s The Last Jedi. So Hamill’s weighing in. “I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty…

Disney Parks Chairman Hints at More Marvel Attractions to Come – Variety

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Mission Breakout! may be the first of many Marvel-themed attractions to find a home at Disney’s California Adventures. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement during the opening of the attraction — which replaces the old Tower of Terror ride — Thursday night. In place of a haunted elevator, guests will join Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) as he tries to liberate the…

What’s in Star Wars: The Last Jedi—and What’s Not – Vanity Fair

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our cover story and accompanying portfolio about Star Wars: The Last Jedi offer lots of brand-new information about the eighth episode of the Star Wars saga—but there are still more details that didn’t make the cut. Below, a list of five things director Rian Johnson told us to expect in The Last Jedi when it opens on December 15, and five things that won’t be included. It’s great news for…

Star Wars: Episode IX to delay filming until 2018 following script rewrites after Carrie Fisher’s tragic death – The Sun

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

STAR Wars: Episode IX won’t begin filming until January 2018 following extensive rewrites after the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher. Due for release in May 2019, the finale of the trilogy will have a considerably shorter production time than its two predecessors – The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Daisy Ridley will return to the Star Wars set in January 2018 to film the final part of the new trilogy…

Hillary Clinton Is Still Driving Republicans Crazy – Vanity Fair

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Forty-eight years after she gave the commencement speech as a 21-year-old graduate at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton returned to her alma mater to give the commencement address to the graduating class of 2017 on Friday. In her comments, Clinton did not hold back when it came to criticizing the current occupant of the White House, per The New York Times, calling the current political situation “a con.” And Republicans—though now…

40 years of bizarre Star Wars fandom is captured in this great mix – A.V. Club

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Wookiee and human, B’omarr monk and Bantha—all are welcome in the Star Wars universe, and the weirder, the better. And “weird” is often the watchword (in a good way) when it comes to Star Wars fandom, with the devotees of the original series setting the gold standard for devoted fan behavior in pop culture. Since you’re reading this on the internet—a.k.a. the global network for sharing opinions on Star Wars,…

Stormtrooper behind infamous ‘Star Wars’ blooper breaks his silence … – New York Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

The man responsible for the most famous blooper in Star Wars history has broken his silence. The scene in question is from the original 1977 movie when a group of Stormtroopers rush through a doorway on the Death Star and one of them accidentally bumps his head on the raised door. It turns out the clumsy actor inside the Stormtrooper suit was Laurie Goode, who told Heat Vision what really…

The First ‘Star Wars’ Through The Times – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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Stormtrooper behind infamous ‘Star Wars’ blooper breaks his silence – New York Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

The man responsible for the most famous blooper in Star Wars history has broken his silence. The scene in question is from the original 1977 movie when a group of Stormtroopers rush through a doorway on the Death Star and one of them accidentally bumps his head on the raised door. It turns out the clumsy actor inside the Stormtrooper suit was Laurie Goode, who told Heat Vision what really…