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This Couple Won Halloween By Pranking People With Their ‘Levitating’ Star Wars Bike – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It may be early on Halloween, but this couple already won the costume contest. YouTube vloggers Jesse Wellens and Carmella Rose dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, but not in their classic Star Wars garb. Instead, they dressed as Luke and Leia as rebels zipping through the forest world of Endor from The Return of the Jedi and the only thing missing was an Ewok or two. While…

Marvel, DC, whatever … why all superhero movies look the same these days – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spare a thought for poor James Gunn, heralded director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the not-so-proud owner of a Twitter feed packed with angry Marvel and DC fans slogging it out for geek-culture bragging rights. “Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS [Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice],” tweeted a fed up Gunn recently,”…

The Hot Stock: Is Mattel Waiting for a Turnaround…or a Takeover? – Barron’s

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If I were an investor in Mattel (MAT), I’d be pleading with the market, “stop toying with me!” Why? Last week, Mattel (MAT) tumbled 13% after reporting terrible earnings, suspending its dividend, and having its credit rating slashed by Standard & Poor’s. But today, its shares soared more than 11%, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500 today. What gives? Chalk it up to BMO analyst Gerrick…

The Hot Stock: Is Mattel Waiting for a Turnaround…or a Takeover? – Barron’s

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If I were an investor in Mattel (MAT), I’d be pleading with the market, “stop toying with me!” Why? Last week, Mattel (MAT) tumbled 13% after reporting terrible earnings, suspending its dividend, and having its credit rating slashed by Standard & Poor’s. But today, its shares soared more than 11%, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500 today. What gives? Chalk it up to BMO analyst Gerrick…

The Hot Stock: Is Mattel Waiting for a Turnaround…or a Takeover? – Barron’s

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

If I were an investor in Mattel (MAT), I’d be pleading with the market, “stop toying with me!” Why? Last week, Mattel (MAT) tumbled 13% after reporting terrible earnings, suspending its dividend, and having its credit rating slashed by Standard & Poor’s. But today, its shares soared more than 11%, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500 today. What gives? Chalk it up to BMO analyst Gerrick…

Mattel Shelved Its ‘Aristotle’ Device For Kids Over Privacy Concerns – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained.

How Millennials Can Save Toys "R" Us From Bankruptcy – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Millennials are routinely blamed for killing industries and national brands like Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Their decline is often followed by strategic shifts to engage this group as customers. But as Applebee’s admitted earlier this year, those attempts often fail. Industries decline and stores struggle not because of a single generation but because of broader trends. A preference for online shopping and changing consumer expectations, for example, are true…

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the (Creepy) Doll Industry – Inc.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

In my attempt to get into the Halloween spirit, I recently watched a show called Lore, by Amazon Video. In episode 6, “Unboxed”, the writers look into the mystery around  Robert the Doll, a scary tale about a doll many believe to be cursed and actually alive. As someone who has long thought all dolls were a bit creepy, this story just validated many of the beliefs I have long held —…

Star Wars fans spot incredible hidden references to the saga in Indiana Jones films – The Sun

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

THEY’RE popular film sagas with millions of fans worldwide, both created by George Lucas and with Harrison Ford in a lead role. But Star Wars fans have noticed something else which ties the legendary space epic to the daring antics of the Indiana Jones films. The first Indy film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, features a couple of amazing Star Wars references With a new Star Wars out in December…

‘Barbie fun’: Nicki Minaj squeezes into a pink bodysuit as she dons a long blonde wig for playful photoshoot – Daily Mail

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 21:25 EDT, 29 October 2017 | Updated: 22:13 EDT, 29 October 2017 e-mail 135 View comments She is known for her love of outrageous outfits. And Nicki Minaj looked like life-sized Barbie as she put her hourglass figure on display while posing seductively in a pink suede bodysuit on Sunday. The 34-year-old posted a series of photos of herself on Instagram alongside the caption: ’18 hour…

Kevin Spacey Responds to Alleged Sexual Misconduct [Updated] – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Update (October 30, 2017, 12:23 a.m.): Responding to allegations from actor Anthony Rapp published in Buzzfeed just hours before, Kevin Spacey posted an apology on his personal Twitter account late Sunday night. Though claiming he couldn’t recall it, Spacey didn’t deny Rapp’s account that he had approached the younger actor—who was only 14 at the time of the alleged encounter—in a sexual manner. Spacey also directly addressed the long-standing secrecy…

"Star Wars" costume designer John Mollo dies at 86 – CBS News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

John Mollo, who won an Academy Award for designing the costumes of the original “Star Wars” and another Oscar for the historical epic “Gandhi,” has died. He was 86. The Times of London reported that Mollo died last Wednesday. Born in London in 1931, Mollo had worked as a military expert for such films as “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” “Nicholas and Alexandra,” and Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon.” At…

Is The Walking Dead About to Repeat One of Its Worst Mistakes? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

This post contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 2, “The Damned.” Would The Walking Dead ever kill Rick Grimes? It’s a fair question after Sunday’s episode, which ended on a cliffhanger: our fearless leader, held at gunpoint by. . . Morales from Season 1?! More on that later. For now, let’s focus on the two people who appear to be on the chopping block: Rick and Aaron’s…

Star Wars costume designer John Mollo dies at 86 – CNET – CNET

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

It’s hard to envision the Star Wars saga without its distinctive look, from Darth Vader’s imposing cape and helmet to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hooded cloak. John Mollo, the Academy Award-winning costume designer who helped create those memorable images, died Oct. 25 of vascular dementia at the age of 86, the Times of London reported. Star Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, called Mollo “brilliant” and a “crucial man in (the) look…

UK minister investigated after sex toy allegations – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Ancient Limestone Relief Is Seized at European Art Fair – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The bas-relief is the latest in a string of antiquities the Manhattan district attorney’s office has seized from art dealers and museums in New York City as part of a concerted effort in recent years to recover ancient works. Those seizures have been led by the assistant district attorney Matthew Bogdanos, a classics scholar and colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve who played an important role in recovering antiquities stolen…

An American Comic In Canada – NPR

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Sometimes, you need to leave home to see it clearly. On our recent trip to Canada, we found an American comic who was taking stock of the U.S. from just across the border. ERIK GRIFFIN: It’s good to be here, guys, up here in Canada because, man, it’s sensitive as [expletive] down in the United States. I need to be able to make jokes about women and…

Star Wars costume designer John Mollo dies at 86 – CNET

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

It’s hard to envision the Star Wars saga without its distinctive look, from Darth Vader’s imposing cape and helmet to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hooded cloak. John Mollo, the Academy Award-winning costume designer who helped create those memorable images, died Oct. 25 of vascular dementia at the age of 86, the Times of London reported. Star Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, called Mollo “brilliant” and a “crucial man in look of…

Thor: Ragnarok review – humour lightens another load of Marvel – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

The thing that most annoys me about comic book superhero movies, apart from the inevitable baffling third-act onslaught of special effects, is that they are so intent on hitting the required beats of the formula that there is very little space left to squeeze in a sense of a distinctive directorial voice. In this at least, Thor: Ragnarok is a departure. New Zealand director Taika Waititi (What We Do in…

Mark Garnier investigated by Cabinet Office over sex toy errand – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Image copyright PA Conservative MP Mark Garnier is to face an investigation into whether he broke ministerial rules after he admitted asking his secretary to buy sex toys. The international trade minister also confirmed calling her “sugar tits,” according to the Mail on Sunday, but he said it did not amount to harassment. The Cabinet Office will look at whether the Ministerial Code of Conduct has been breached. Mr Garnier…