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This Emma Watson ‘Beauty and the Beast’-inspired doll is creeping everyone out – Mic

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

The Emma Watson-starring, live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast rolls out in March 2017, and with it comes the inevitable deluge of Disney merchandise — some of which is wildly variable in quality, according to Internet commenters. Earlier this week, doll collector William Herrington posted a photo of one particular doll to photo-sharing website Flickr, calling it “creepy af. Gonna pass.” THIS IS HORRIFYING! Disney WYD?! What the fuck is this? Did…

Golden Globes 2017: See the Complete Winners List – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

Hollywood’s most raucous—and booziest—awards show has begun! The 74th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, are currently airing on NBC, and the first half-hour alone featured plenty of surprising award winners, including Aaron Taylor Johnson, taking home the first statuette of the night for Nocturnal Animals, and Billy Bob Thornton, who won best actor in a TV drama for his work on the under-the-radar Amazon series Goliath. Here are…

Rogue One Is Second Highest-Grossing Star Wars Movie Ever – MovieWeb

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

Rogue One simply cannot be stopped at the box office, proving to be another massive hit for Disney and Lucasfilm. The standalone Star Wars adventure recently won its 4th weekend in a row at the box office, which has helped push it over a very significant milestone. The movie has now officially surpassed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, making it the second highest-grossing movie domestically in the history of the…

Lego’s new kit teaches kids to code – Fox 59

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

LAS VEGAS — Lego is making its blocks smarter. The company is launching a new building and coding set at CES 2017 this week that brings movement to Legos. The Lego Boost kit lets kids build five different smart toy models, including a cat, robot and guitar, with the help of sensors and motors. The move follows the success of Lego’s Mindstorms robotics kits, which are often used in computer…

Rogue One Just Beat Out Most Star Wars Movies At The Box Office – Cinema Blend

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

Factoring foreign markets, Rogue One earned $437 million, making its worldwide total $913 million. That currently sits it as the third highest grossing Star Wars film, but why settle for a bronze medal when you can easily grab the silver? The film only just opened in China, the second largest market, this weekend, so Rogue One won’t sit still for long. We can expect Rogue One‘s gross to rocket up…

Beauty and the Beast doll is likened to Justin Bieber – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

Belle doll has been released to promote the new Beauty and the Beast film But shoppers have compared it to Canadian pop star Justin Bieber Others labelled the doll as ‘horrifying’, ‘tragic’ and even ‘an abomination’  New live action remake of the 1991 musical hits cinemas on March 17 By Unity Blott For Mailonline Published: 07:31 EST, 8 January 2017 | Updated: 09:46 EST, 8 January 2017 e-mail 249 View comments Shoppers…

Lego’s new kit teaches kids to code – Fox 59

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

LAS VEGAS — Lego is making its blocks smarter. The company is launching a new building and coding set at CES 2017 this week that brings movement to Legos. The Lego Boost kit lets kids build five different smart toy models, including a cat, robot and guitar, with the help of sensors and motors. The move follows the success of Lego’s Mindstorms robotics kits, which are often used in computer…

Brie Larson Makes It Into The New ‘Spider-Man’/'Deadpool’ Comic Book – The Inquisitr

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

Brie Larson has received a major nod from Marvel, according to Entertainment Weekly. Captain Marvel the comic character is apparently a huge fan of the 27-year-old Room actress. Captain Marvel: l’attrice Brie Larson fa un cameo nel fumetto Marvel – https://t.co/QQxk7afc6f pic.twitter.com/71Y66pd4ol — Supereroi News (@SupereroiNews) December 27, 2016 In the latest Spider-Man/Deadpool comic book issue, Marvel references Brie Larson, who is set to play Captain Marvel in Marvel’s standalone…

Marvel executive set to join Trump’s veterans affairs staff – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

Who says Hollywood is all liberals? Marvel Entertainment billionaire Ike Perlmutter is set to become a key aide on veterans affairs in the Trump administration, sources told On the Money. The comic book king, who parlayed his ownership of Marvel into a large independent stake in Disney, is best known for being a recluse. News organizations have almost no images of the 74-year-old executive, though a photographer nabbed a shot…

Marvel executive set to join Trump’s veterans affairs staff – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

Who says Hollywood is all liberals? Marvel Entertainment billionaire Ike Perlmutter is set to become a key aide on veterans affairs in the Trump administration, sources told On the Money. The comic book king, who parlayed his ownership of Marvel into a large independent stake in Disney, is best known for being a recluse. News organizations have almost no images of the 74-year-old executive, though a photographer nabbed a shot…

Brave Hero Saves His Comics As SUV Plows Through Comic Book Shop – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Just picture it: You’re chilling at the comic book shop, picking up some new releases, maybe getting ready to head to the counter to buy them. Then…GIANT SUV RIGHT IN YOUR FACE. Yet, despite the trauma, you don’t drop a single page. That’s the mark of a true hero. Advertisement DeeP Comics & Games in Huntsville, Alabama got a bit of a surprise visit on Friday as an SUV plowed…

New trailers: Carrie Fisher documentary, Star Wars Rebels, and more – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

The only problem with studios releasing so many interesting movies during the holidays is that you really don’t have time to see them all. I have a whole list to catch up on, and I got started last week with 20th Century Women, which was really great. What I love most about the film is how honest and messy it is. It has so many stories to tell, nothing wraps…

Trump Meets With Some Vocal Critics: Editors at Vanity Fair and Vogue – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Marvel Teases Captain America Centric Event SECRET EMPIRE – Nerdist

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Welcome comics fans, to your weekend edition of Comics Relief! Although we are barely a week into the new year, the major publishers have plenty of news to get you all excited for 2017, starting with news of Marvel’s new Captain America centric event. Read on for all the details. Civil War II is barely over, but Marvel Comics has already released a teaser for their next upcoming epic. The unspecified 2017…

Norman Rosenberg, toy-store magnate and kids show star, dies – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Caption Close Norman Rosenberg, a businessman and television personality who reigned for years as King Norman at San Francisco’s Norman’s Kingdom of Toys, died Dec. 28 at an assisted care center in Roseville (Placer County). He was 98. Mr. Rosenberg built a toy empire from a small shop on Clement Street in the city’s Richmond District. With his wife, Doris, he turned the operation into a 21-store chain with branches…

Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Caption Close An accomplished San Francisco comic book and nonfiction author, who has been published in Marvel and a slew of other publications, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading the graphic videos to YouTube, police said Friday. Gerard Jones, 59, was arrested after a police investigation and ensuing search warrant at his residence in the 600 block of Long Bridge Street in…

‘Star Wars’ fans petition for Leia to be the newest Disney Princess – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Just days after the tragic death of actress Carrie Fisher, a petition is circulating by fans to make her “Star Wars” character Princess Leia Organa, an official Disney Princess. The petition was launched by Change.Org. It reads: “It would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney’s new properties that is beloved by millions.” “What we are asking is that the…

Marvel Sweetens Its Retail Value With New Digital Bonuses For Comic Buyers – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Marvel hopes to win back comics readers and steady the ship for retailers with free digital content. Image via Marvel. In an apparent effort to shore up the retail channel and combat sagging market share and aggressive pricing moves made by rival DC Entertainment, Marvel Publishing (a Walt Disney Company) today announced they are offering a program that offers two or more bonus digital comics at no additional cost with…

‘Star Wars’ fans petition for Leia to be the newest Disney Princess – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Just days after the tragic death of actress Carrie Fisher, a petition is circulating by fans to make her “Star Wars” character Princess Leia Organa, an official Disney Princess. The petition was launched by Change.Org. It reads: “It would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney’s new properties that is beloved by millions.” “What we are asking is that the…

‘Star Wars’ Jedi Force-Ghosts Appearing Young In Sequels Makes Perfect Sense – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continuing to dominate the worldwide box office as it enters its fourth weekend of release, it is remarkable to remember that later this year Star Wars Episode VIII will hit theaters. Rumors about Episode VIII have been circulating for months, and one of the more interesting of those rumors would — if true — reignite a fan debate concerning how to properly portray certain…