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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: too much power, no responsibility – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Over the course of two decades, the Marvel vs Capcom franchise has mutated into a sprawling crazy quilt of exuberant brawling. Look for a unifying theme and it seems to be loopy excess, with overflowing character rosters, screen-filling hyper combos and a fondness for mob-handed tag-team battles. “Gonna take you for a ride!” declared Marvel vs Capcom 2’s jazzy selection screen ear-worm, and if the shield-chucking, hellfire-hosing action could occasionally…

Flu infections in swine at fair in Frederick County, Md. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Eleven cases of influenza have been detected in pigs that were shown at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick County, Md.,and all swine at the county fairgrounds have been placed under quarantine, the Maryland department of agriculture said Sunday. The pig quarantine in Frederick follows by a few days the Sept. 19 quarantine imposed by the agriculture department on swine at the Charles County, Md., Fair. Five cases of flu…

Box Office: ‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Opens With Problematic $21M Weekend – Forbes

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Warner Bros. ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ What if Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. released a LEGO movie and no one cared that it was a LEGO movie? That’s the disturbing question that must be asked this morning, as The LEGO Ninjago Movie opened with $21.245 million over its Fri-Sun debut. I am not terribly concerned that the debut was well below the $55m launch of The LEGO Batman Movie or the…

Kinky sex has its day at SF’s Folsom Street Fair – SFGate

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

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‘Lego Ninjago’ Fizzles, Leaving ‘Kingsman’ Sequel a Soft No. 1 – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chris Aronson, Fox’s president of domestic distribution, noted that “The Secret Service” had the benefit of Valentine’s Day falling on its opening Saturday, which undoubtedly boosted results. “It was also Presidents’ Day weekend, and so I’m really happy that ‘The Golden Circle’ — with no holiday boost — opened to a bigger number,” he said. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “You also need to look at the global story,”…

JC Penney And The Toys R Us Bankruptcy – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Toys R Us bankruptcy filing has put a renewed focus on retailer bankruptcies. This is an example about how even a big name retailer that generates billions in revenues and has been around for a long time (since 1948) can end up filing for bankruptcy. Toys R Us is actually pretty similar in terms of revenue and EBITDA to J.C. Penney (JCP). It is more leveraged than J.C. Penney,…

Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Unseats ‘It’ as ‘Lego Ninjago’ Disappoints – Variety

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the new ruler of the box office. The sequel from Fox is expected to earn $39 million this weekend from 4,003 locations. That’s slightly below where tracking had pegged it (somewhere in the $40 millions), but above the original “Kingsman” movie, which earned $36.2 million when it opened in 2015. Related Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ “Kingsman” is also launching to about $61 million…

Trouble in toy town: it’s time to grow up for Toys R Us and Lego – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

“The benefit for Toys R Us filing before the holiday is it draws a distinct line between what they owed before and the administrative claims now, so toy manufacturers know they will be paid 100pc of what they are owed and continue to supply them,” explains Ted Gavin, managing partner at Gavin Solmonese, a consultancy firm. Gavin expects Toys R Us’s Chapter 11 to last “for around a year, but…

New trailers: Marvel’s The Punisher, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion dogs, and more – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Every time I think of Michel Gondry, I have this picture in my mind of the absolute weirdest stuff from The Science of Sleep and just get immediately turned off. It all seems so ridiculous out of context that I forget how well it can all add up in the actual moment. Mood Indigo, which came out in the US in 2014, was one I had kind of written off….

Trouble in toy town: it’s time to grow up for Toys R Us and Lego – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

“The benefit for Toys R Us filing before the holiday is it draws a distinct line between what they owed before and the administrative claims now, so toy manufacturers know they will be paid 100pc of what they are owed and continue to supply them,” explains Ted Gavin, managing partner at Gavin Solmonese, a consultancy firm. Gavin expects Toys R Us’s Chapter 11 to last “for around a year, but…

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game’ Is Casual Comfort Food – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Credit: Mitch Wallace/Warner Bros. Games Virtual bricks are strangely comforting. TT Games’ Lego titles are like nice, home-cooked meals. They’re simple to play, fun to look at, and while they all follow the same basic formula, it’s a tasty concoction that never fails to relax and entertain me. To coincide with the feature film of the same name, Warner Bros. Games have launched The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game today,…

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game’ Is Casual Comfort Food – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Credit: Mitch Wallace/Warner Bros. Games Virtual bricks are strangely comforting. TT Games’ Lego titles are like nice, home-cooked meals. They’re simple to play, fun to look at, and while they all follow the same basic formula, it’s a tasty concoction that never fails to relax and entertain me. To coincide with the feature film of the same name, Warner Bros. Games have launched The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game today,…

Holiday toy season will be ‘business as usual’ despite Toys R Us bankruptcy filing – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Toys R Us is bankrupt, but mom-n-pop toy shops are thriving – The … – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Children see the Bartons Child’s Play as a cool hangout where they can explore. (Justin T. Gellerson/For The Washington Post) Ella Wiesenfelder has been coming to Barstons Child’s Play her whole life, so naturally it’s where she wanted to be on the afternoon of her 8th birthday. She had already picked out a Lego spaceship and a magic kit with 150 tricks for herself and was now helping her 6-year-old…

5 Ways Toymaker Mattel Wants to Be More Like Google | Fortune.com – Fortune

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Margo Georgiadis, the newish CEO of Mattel, is an unlikely leader for the 72-year-old toy manufacturer: The exec, profiled in the latest issue of Fortune and No. 49 on Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women list, doesn’t come from a consumer products industry, but rather from Google. Georgiadis spent nearly a decade at the search giant, including six years as the head of the Silicon Valley company’s sales and operations in the…

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’: How the cast built it ‘brick by brick’ – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Four years after Warner Bros. announced plans to make “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” the third installment in the franchise hit theaters today. According to director Charlie Bean, creating the world in which the latest Lego movie is set was a labor of love — and a process with which viewers are familiar. Bean told ABC News at the movie’s L.A. premiere last weekend that his team built the film “brick…