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Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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It’s Time To Redefine The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise For A New Era – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New title, new story. (Credit: Walt Disney) Love it or hate it, you have to admire the power of the Star Wars franchise. By simply dropping a title, Disney has wetted fan’s appetites a whole year in advance. The slightest tidbit of information; far-fetched rumors, teasers, teasers for teasers and teasers for trailers are like the tinkle of Pavlov’s bell, making us all drool with anticipation. The Force Awakens was…

Cheap-to-buy, easy-to-build mini Lego drone is the stuff of childhood dreams – Digital Trends

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This tiny Lego drone is not only affordable and easy, but you don’t have to worry (too much) about crashing it, either. What self-respecting kid (or, perhaps, what kid who would rather stay indoors than play outside) didn’t at some point use their Legos to piece together a futuristic flying machine? The only problem was that no matter how many propellers, aerodynamic wing sections or ultra-cool stickers you added, the…

Donald Trump’s White House Takes a Nixonian Turn – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A fashionista friend in the White House press corps answered this lingering question after Sean Spicer’s much-anticipated first briefing: What exactly was the glaring color of that jacket worn by Kellyanne Conway? “Tomato?” she guessed. Well, it was especially vivid amid the characteristically lusterless apparel of the assembled media (the guys must opt for those two-for-one deals at Men’s Wearhouse). And it nearly outshone the new press secretary’s most conspicuous…

It’s Time To Redefine The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise For A New Era – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New title, new story. (Credit: Walt Disney) Love it or hate it, you have to admire the power of the Star Wars franchise. By simply dropping a title, Disney has wetted fan’s appetites a whole year in advance. The slightest tidbit of information; far-fetched rumors, teasers, teasers for teasers and teasers for trailers are like the tinkle of Pavlov’s bell, making us all drool with anticipation. The Force Awakens was…

It’s Time To Redefine The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise For A New Era – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New title, new story. (Credit: Walt Disney) Love it or hate it, you have to admire the power of the Star Wars franchise. By simply dropping a title, Disney has wetted fan’s appetites a whole year in advance. The slightest tidbit of information; far-fetched rumors, teasers, teasers for teasers and teasers for trailers are like the tinkle of Pavlov’s bell, making us all drool with anticipation. The Force Awakens was…

It’s Time To Redefine The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise For A New Era – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New title, new story. (Credit: Walt Disney) Love it or hate it, you have to admire the power of the Star Wars franchise. By simply dropping a title, Disney has wetted fan’s appetites a whole year in advance. The slightest tidbit of information; far-fetched rumors, teasers, teasers for teasers and teasers for trailers are like the tinkle of Pavlov’s bell, making us all drool with anticipation. The Force Awakens was…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Could Help Disney End 2017 With Half Of All $1 Billion+ Blockbusters – Forbes

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Disney Now we know that the title for the next Star Wars film will be The Last Jedi. Set for release on Dec. 15, 2017, the Rian Johnson-directed feature is almost sure to be the biggest grosser of the year. Of note, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday became the 28th movie in history to cross the $1 billion mark. Of those 28 such films, including reissues for The…

Cantina Talk: Disney Won’t CGI Carrie Fisher Into Future Star Wars Movies – WIRED

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

It’s been an uneventful couple of weeks on the Star Wars front, which can either mean everyone in the galaxy far, far away needs a bit of rest after the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or that this is the calm before the promotional storm for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Either way, enjoy the downtime while you can… and here are some things to think about while…

Best thing about the new ‘Star Wars’? Girls like me won’t have to play Chewbacca – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Summer, 1983. All the kids in my exurban Minneapolis neighborhood are crazy for “Return of the Jedi.” We spend the summer hooting like Ewoks and battling with our lightsaber branches. One day we gather in a friend’s backyard to role-play our favorite “Star Wars” characters. My older sister Stacy and I are the token girls in this clique. Just 11 years old, Stacy is doe-eyed and beautiful, already attracting male…

‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ ad is the real Patriots-Steelers winner – CNET – CNET

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans are used to companies rolling out their elaborate, made-to-go-viral ad campaigns during the Super Bowl itself. But two weeks before the Big Game itself? Never mind the timing, but on Sunday night during the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game, it might have been a commercial that earned fans more than either team. The Mattel ad is brief and gets right to the point: A dad foregoes his…

Star Wars: Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi – The Verge

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Up until now, we’ve been referring to the next installment of the Star Wars franchise as Episode VIII. Today that changes. Lucasfilm has announced that the film’s title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is said to take up immediately after the final shot of J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley’s Rey was handing Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber. Skywalker, it would…

Star Wars: Force Arena is a slick, action-packed mini-MOBA – Macworld

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). Star Wars fever continues unabated, with the recent release of Rogue…

‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ ad is the real Patriots-Steelers winner – CNET

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans are used to companies rolling out their elaborate, made-to-go-viral ad campaigns during the Super Bowl itself. But two weeks before the Big Game itself? Never mind the timing, but on Sunday night during the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game, it might have been a commercial that earned fans more than either team. The Mattel ad is brief and gets right to the point: A dad foregoes his…

Dads Play Barbie With Their Daughters in the Doll’s Latest Charming Effort to Modernize – Adweek

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Mattel has had a lot of success modernizing the perception of Barbie over the past few years, by focusing on her power to help girls imagine a powerful and fulfilling future for themselves. Now, the brand is quietly subverting gender roles, too, in a new campaign that shows fathers playing Barbie with their girls. The “Dads Who Play Barbie” campaign, from BBDO San Francisco, kicked off this…

Cantina Talk: Disney Won’t CGI Carrie Fisher Into Future Star Wars Movies – WIRED

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

It’s been an uneventful couple of weeks on the Star Wars front, which can either mean everyone in the galaxy far, far away needs a bit of rest after the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or that this is the calm before the promotional storm for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Either way, enjoy the downtime while you can… and here are some things to think about while…

‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ ad is the real Patriots-Steelers winner – CNET

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans are used to companies rolling out their elaborate, made-to-go-viral ad campaigns during the Super Bowl itself. But two weeks before the Big Game itself? Never mind the timing, but on Sunday night during the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game, it might have been a commercial that earned fans more than either team. The Mattel ad is brief and gets right to the point: A dad foregoes his…

SCHULMAN | Engaging With the Web: A Lesson From Star Wars – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Unfortunately, I didn’t visit a tropical island over break. But on the bright side, I got to see this year’s Star Wars film: Rogue One. Although I enjoyed it, I was more hyped for last year’s film. I read so much online analysis about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that I basically spoiled the movie for myself. I mention online analysis because the engines that produce it — sites like Reddit and blogs — shaped this fall’s…

‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ ad is the real Patriots-Steelers winner – CNET

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017

Americans are used to companies rolling out their elaborate, made-to-go-viral ad campaigns during the Super Bowl itself. But two weeks before the Big Game itself? Never mind the timing, but on Sunday night during the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game, it might have been a commercial that earned fans more than either team. The Mattel ad is brief and gets right to the point: A dad foregoes his…