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New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Garfield creator Jim Davis drew a Galactus story for new Marvel comic – EW.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Over the last few years, the movies and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have established a consistent, mainstream tone for Marvel stories — witty and sarcastic, but also bright and earnest. The heroes are lovable goofballs, the villains are try-hard failures. But comics, of course, allow for a much wider range of tones and moods of storytelling. The recent run on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (from writer Ryan North, artist…

Weinstein Gets Blacklisted—and Bailed Out – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It’s Monday, and I’m coming off a worse weekend than Al Michaels. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re kicking Harvey Weinstein out of our clubs, reading the latest Woody Allen reviews, and taking respite in the Black Panther trailer. ANY CLUB THAT WOULD HAVE HIM AS A MEMBER In an unusually swift move that opens the door to considering other members’ bad behavior, the film Academy expelled Harvey Weinstein on…

Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery – New York Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

A million dollar makeover turned an outcast into a showstopping Barbie doll. Nikki Exotika, a 35-year-old transgender woman from Hoboken, New Jersey, has wanted to look like her buxom icon since she was 4. Exotika, whose given name is Jason Torres, was obsessed with playing with dolls as a child and felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body for as long as she can remember. “I would always…

New Black Panther Trailer Promises Marvel’s Most Breathtaking Movie Yet – WIRED

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior. There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t…

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther is here, and it gives us a better look at the world of Wakanda, where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the newly crowned king. In the trailer, we see Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as he attempts to dethrone the Black Panther, plus lots of slow-motion, aerial views, and tight spandex. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) reminds the Black Panther, “You get to decide what…

Why a Turnaround at Toys R Us Will Tank – Entrepreneur

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Big box toy retailer, Toys R Us, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As to the reason for the filing in advance of the all-important holiday season, the company pointed to a looming deadline to pay back $400 million of the $5 billion in long-term debt on its balance sheet. The timing couldn’t be worse. The toy business is incredibly seasonal, with more than 40 percent of the company’s sales…

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins at Fort Bragg today as he doubts that he could get a fair trial following campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five years in a Taliban cage, Trump had called Sgt. Bergdahl a “traitor” who should be executed in several campaign speeches as a…

First two episodes of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ showcase fun action, memorable characters despite low stakes – Daily Californian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Grade: 3.5/5.0 The biggest complaint among fans about the Disney-era of “Star Wars” is the franchise’s reticence to venture beyond the confines of the Original Trilogy’s lore, going so far as to retcon more than 30 years’ worth of supplementary novels, comics and video games. The most salient counterexample to this complaint, though, is Disney XD’s animated TV show “Star Wars Rebels,” whose fourth season’s first two episodes air Monday…

Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween – SFGate

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the “Star Wars” movies but isn’t a fanatic and simply thought…

A little breathing room gives life to the premiere of Star Wars Rebels’ final season – AV Club

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Episode 1 & 2 If you haven’t heard, this is Star Wars Rebels’ fourth and final season. Throughout its run, Star Wars Rebels has had its heights for sure, but quite a few lows as well. Its primary issue, however, is that it has always felt inessential, a side curiosity to Star Wars lore instead of something substantial and supplementary. It always felt like the show never quite knew how…

British Toys R Us shops hit by supplier fears – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Toy suppliers have stopped deliveries to the UK arm of Toys R Us over fears the financial struggles of its American parent company could leave them out of pocket. Despite Toys R Us insisting last month that it was “business as usual” for its UK operation, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that that a clutch of suppliers have cut off the chain ahead of the crucial Christmas trading season. Sources…

Mattel Sets Thomas The Tank Engine Makeover With Eye on Global Appeal – Variety

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mattel is planning a big makeover for the venerable Thomas the Tank Engine property in the hopes of reinvigorating its prospects as a global film and TV franchise. Thomas is off to see the world, while his cohort of engines in the Steam Team are set for a shake-up. Henry and Edward are making way for Rebecca and Nia, the first African engine who was developed with help from the…

New trailers: Stranger Things, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and more – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

I watched the original Blade Runner (the Final Cut) and Blade Runner 2049 back to back last weekend, and what stood out to me most is the difference between the two films’ visuals. Both are absolutely gorgeous movies, and I think the sequel does a very good job of adapting the original’s very specific look to a new story. But I also think it’s far less daring, and that sort…

Star Wars Reads Day comes to Springville Public Library – Daily Herald

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

The iconic tune of the Star Wars Main Theme and characters from the famous space series greeted excited families Friday as they made their way into the Springville Public Library for Star Wars Reads Day. “It’s a national thing that George Lucas and Lucasfilms sponsors,” said Kim Christensen, teen librarian at the Springville Public Library. She explained that the event aims to familiarize visitors with what…