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Bandits Are No Match For Rey’s Cleverness In The Latest ‘Star Wars’ Short – UPROXX

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny week continues on Disney’s YouTube channel. The animated micro-series puts the focus on the women of Star Wars, from Rebel heroes like Jyn Erso, Sabine, Hera, and Princess Leia to Resistance fighter Rey (hopefully season two will include the mysterious Rose seen in The Last Jedi promos). Each story ranges from two to three minutes long, making it just right for a bite-sized break at…

Sedgwick County Fair has something for everyone | The Wichita Eagle – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The smell of Pronto Pups in the fryer, the shouts of children on the carnival rides and the sights of sheep and steer in the show ring are coming to Cheney this week for the Sedgwick County Fair. “It’s got all the cool stuff of the state fair but in a manageable size,” said Marti Johnson, public relations director for the fair. “And it’s just a nice county fair. It’s…

Why Star Wars Needs To Be On TV Too, According To The Forces Of Destiny Writer – Cinema Blend

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Once upon a time, the on-screen Star Wars franchise was comprised of one trilogy. Then, it grew to the original trilogy and a prequel trilogy. Now, 40 years after A New Hope hit theaters, the Star Wars franchise is the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, a new sequel, an anthology film, two expansive TV shows, and a web series. Of course, movies like The Force Awakens and Rogue One are…

In the very fun ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ Marvel Studios makes the difference – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is going through superhero growing pains as Spider-Man. (Sony) “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings with some much-needed Marvel Studios swag. Lighthearted fun, humorous, full of authentic teen spirit (something none of the previous “Spider-Man” movies had), “Homecoming” is now the Spidey-movie reboot standard. It’s not easy to make the sixth time the charm, but Marvel Studios and Sony succeed in their team-up to save the movie franchise that…

Tom Holland Is Really Terrible At Keeping Marvel’s Secrets – Comicbook.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

When you work for a company like Marvel Studios, you learn how to keep your mouth shut. That is, unless you are Tom Holland. The Spider-Man actor is one of the MCU’s newest recruits, but his stellar on-screen acting hasn’t helped him keep some of Marvel’s secrets locked away, and his co-stars can’t help but laugh about it. The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming has been busy…

Is The Star Wars Universe In Trouble? – Screen Rant

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

There’s been a disturbance in the Force. A few, actually. First, Colin Trevorrow, the director chosen for Star Wars Episode IX, caught some awful reviews for his newest film, The Book of Henry. Then—in a twist of events unheard of in the current day, big blockbuster landscape—Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired as directors of the Han Solo spinoff movie, even though principal photography was nearing an end. These two events, one after…

Food and fun for the family at Sedgwick County Fair – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The smell of Pronto Pups in the fryer, the shouts of children on the carnival rides and the sights of sheep and steer in the show ring are coming to Cheney this week for the Sedgwick County Fair. “It’s got all the cool stuff of the state fair but in a manageable size,” said Marti Johnson, public relations director for the fair. “And it’s just a nice county fair. It’s…

Daisy Ridley Gets Animated in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Shorts – E! Online

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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In the very fun ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ Marvel Studios makes the difference – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is going through superhero growing pains as Spider-Man. (Sony) “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings with some much-needed Marvel Studios swag. Lighthearted fun, humorous, full of authentic teen spirit (something none of the previous “Spider-Man” movies had), “Homecoming” is now the Spidey-movie reboot standard. It’s not easy to make the sixth time the charm, but Marvel Studios and Sony succeed in their team-up to save the movie franchise that…

In the very fun ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ Marvel Studios makes the difference – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is going through superhero growing pains as Spider-Man. (Sony) “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings with some much-needed Marvel Studios swag. Lighthearted fun, humorous, full of authentic teen spirit (something none of the previous “Spider-Man” movies had), “Homecoming” is now the Spidey-movie reboot standard. It’s not easy to make the sixth time the charm, but Marvel Studios and Sony succeed in their team-up to save the movie franchise that…

Focus on ‘Star Wars’ women begins with an animated Rey – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

It’s not “The Last Jedi,” but we’ll take it. Daisy Ridley’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” heroine Rey returns but all-too-briefly in the first of a series of animated shorts debuting on Disney’s YouTube channel, the first time we’ve seen the character since she broke out two years ago. The shorts, two to three minutes in length, are a part of the “Forces of Destiny” campaign, announced earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration,…

Harriet Walter: I had more fanmail for Star Wars than anything else … – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Dame Harriet Walter has revealed that she received more fanmail for a blink-and-you-miss-it Star Wars cameo than any other performance in more than 40 years as a stage and screen actor. Walter, an award-winning British stage actor who has featured in TV dramas including The Crown and Downton Abbey, played a doctor tending to Chewbacca in a brief scene from the 2015 Star Wars film The Force Awakens. “My strangest…

Mattel-Hasbro Merger Getting Improbable – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

The share price of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) recovered some ground yesterday, rising 3.2% to $21.53 on the final day of the first half of 2017. Since closing at a 20-month low at $19.99 after hitting an intra-day low of $19.41 on June 21, 2017, the price has rebounded almost 11% from the intra-day low. Nevertheless, the year-to-date losses stood at -21.9%. If it’s any comfort to Mattel shareholders, they are…

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ comes home to Marvel – CNN

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

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‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ short reminds us why we love Rey – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) in a still from an episode of the YouTube shorts ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.’(Photo: Lucasfilm) It’s not The Last Jedi, but we’ll take it. Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens heroine Rey returns but all-too-briefly in the first of a series of animated shorts debuting on Disney’s YouTube channel, the first time we’ve seen the character since she broke out two years ago. The…

Mattel: Tough to Be Contrarian? – Barron’s

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

In January, Mattel (MAT) appointed Margaret Georgiadis, an Alphabet (GOOGL) executive, as its new CEO. In June, she made big changes, including cutting Mattel’s dividend and refocusing on innovation. None of this has helped Mattel’s shares, which have dropped 24% this year, even as Hasbro (HAS) has surged 43%. Despite the underperformance, MKM’s Eric Handler isn’t ready to recommend a contrarian play on Mattel just yet: Growth plan has merit…

Chris Christie Caught Sunbathing After Closing All State Beaches over July Fourth Weekend – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Thousands of people found themselves locked out of New Jersey’s state-run parks and beaches over the July Fourth weekend after America’s least-popular governor, Chris Christie, ordered a government shutdown Saturday morning over a budget standoff with the state Assembly. Christie has called for emergency legislative sessions to resolve his fight with Speaker Vincent Prieto, who is blocking the governor’s plan to use reserve funds from the state’s largest health insurer…

The Disneyfication of Star Wars – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

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