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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first footage shown – Polygon

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Disney shareholders were presented with footage from many of the company’s upcoming films at today’s meeting, but perhaps the most exciting reveal was the first footage shown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is likely part of the same footage that the public will see at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month — and it’s unlikely any of the press or shareholders at the meeting will leak the…

Getting Started In Lego Worlds – Kotaku

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Before you start building your own worlds in Lego’s answer to Minecraft, you’ve got to learn the roles and earn some gold bricks. Let’s take a look at the opening moments of Lego Worlds. Advertisement When it launched in early access for PC back in 2015, Lego Worlds was a much more Minecraftian (it’s a word) experience. It was loose and free-form, with players generating random worlds and exploring to…

The Iron Fist TV Series Is the Marvel and Netlfix’s First Big Failure – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Image: Trash man Danny Rand looks upon the grave of Marvel’s winning streak. Credit: David Giesbrecht/Netflix There’s a critical concept with the Marvel Netflix shows often referred to as “the wall”—the moment where, about two-thirds of the way through their season, they slam the brakes on the pacing and stakes and preamble for a bit, mostly before pulling it together in the finale. Iron Fist starts by hitting that wall,…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the five most outlandish fan theories – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Maybe it’s Disney’s fault. Eight months prior to the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we had at least witnessed a startling teaser trailer for JJ Abrams’ movie. But there has been little to no verifiable information about forthcoming sequel The Last Jedi, bar that tantalising title. Into this void have crept dark things (and YouTube vloggers) peddling rumours, conspiracy theories and downright lies. Moreover, where many of these…

The Hasbro Rally May Be Played Out — Let It Go – TheStreet.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The charts of toy manufacturers Hasbro (HAS) and Mattel (MAT) look like mirror images after the companies reported earnings earlier this year, with the former beating on the top and bottom line and the latter missing on both those metrics. Hasbro had an incredible run since obtaining the rights to Walt Disney’s (DIS) Princess and “Frozen” lines from rival Mattel in January 2016, but the gap move higher this year…

Iron Fist isn’t just racially uncomfortable, it’s also a boring show – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

With the debut of Netflix’s Iron Fist now imminent, Marvel is on the defensive. The studio is in an uncomfortable position: its three earlier streaming series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, all received plenty of buzzy reception ahead of their respective launches. But Iron Fist was met with scrutiny and criticism before it even went into production. That criticism centers mainly on the optics of a white man starring…

Warner Bros. Was Making R-Rated Comic Book Movies Before It Was Cool – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

‘Watchmen’ image courtesy of Warner Bros. The notion that Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. and DC Films are apparently “100%” willing to make R-rated comic book superhero movies shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Wrap got that juicy quote yesterday. Thogh we probably won’t get an R-rated Wonder Twins adventure (though I would watch), it is worth remembering that Warner Bros. has already released several high-profile R-rated comic book and superhero movies. They…

Marvel heroes finally land at Disney theme parks – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 13 2 of 13 3 of 13 4 of 13 5 of 13 6 of 13 7 of 13 8 of 13 9 of 13 10 of 13 11 of 13 12 of 13 13 of 13 Last SlideNext Slide After they are returned safely to Disneyland, visitors can meet Tony Stark’s armor-clad alter ego,…

Iron Fist isn’t just racially uncomfortable, it’s also a boring show – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

With the debut of Netflix’s Iron Fist now imminent, Marvel is on the defensive. The studio is in an uncomfortable position: its three earlier streaming series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, all received plenty of buzzy reception ahead of their respective launches. But Iron Fist was met with scrutiny and criticism before it even went into production. That criticism centers mainly on the optics of a white man starring…

Why Magneto’s Secret Empire Comic Cover Is Causing Controversy – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Dan Mora Secret Empire—which will see Steve Rogers’ recent double life as an agent of Hydra revealed to the wider Marvel Comics world—is the company’s next big comic event, and thus, it’s already touting range after range of variant covers to go with the series. But one in particular is causing a lot of anger: because it links Magneto to an organization he’s long detested….

‘Iron Fist’ review: Too grounded to punch out of the Marvel mold – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, gets his powers by learning martial arts from Lei-Kung the Thunderer in the interdimensional city of K’un Lun, earning the right to face Shou-Lao the Undying and plunging his fists into the burning heart of the immortal dragon. So it feels like a misstep for his Netflix series to focus more on corporate intrigue, real estate deals and legal stoushes. After an early screening of…

Alec Baldwin Offers Donald Trump Heartfelt Twitter Advice – Vanity Fair

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Beneath that wig and bronzer, Alec Baldwin appears to have actual sympathy for Donald Trump, whom the actor has been expertly impersonating for months now on Saturday Night Live. At least, Baldwin seems to have sympathy for the president when it comes to matters of social media. In a new interview with USA Today, Baldwin offers Trump some Twitter advice, even drawing upon his own experiences with the social-media platform….

Infamous Iron Man: Mommy Issues – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Get to know the dastardliest women in the Marvel Universe! Heroes, it has been said, can only be as interesting as their villains. Although be no means comprehensive, we present to you now some of the women that make the Marvel Universe so interesting. TITANIA Mary MacPherran grew up small, underweight, and prone to fantasies about gaining super powers and using them to gain the positive attention she hungered for….

NY state settles with 7 toy sellers over realistic fake guns sold in Central NY – Syracuse.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. — Seven toy wholesalers have agreed to pay fines to New York state and stop shipping toy guns that look too real. A total of 1,936 of the realistic toy guns were sold mostly online in New York state, including in Central New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman annnounced today. The wholesalers were selling the toy guns as third parties on Amazon.com on the internet, Schneiderman said. The…

Comic Cowboys: Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson says he quit group over offensive floats – AL.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said Tuesday that he had been a member of the sometimes controversial Comic Cowboys parading society, but had resigned to show his objection to some of the crewe’s satirical banners this year. “I resigned because of the content this year,” Stimpson said, speaking to reporters after a City Council meeting in which reactions to the Cowboys’ Fat Tuesday parade were extensively discussed. (A majority of council…

Why Magneto’s Secret Empire Comic Cover Is Causing Controversy – Gizmodo

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Dan Mora Secret Empire—which will see Steve Rogers’ recent double life as an agent of Hydra revealed to the wider Marvel Comics world—is the company’s next big comic event, and thus, it’s already touting range after range of variant covers to go with the series. But one in particular is causing a lot of anger: because it links Magneto to an organization he’s long detested….

Disney Repeats Force Friday to Create Buzz for Its Latest "Star Wars" Blockbuster – Motley Fool

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

No company is better than The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) at leveraging its intellectual property (IP), while integrating and immersing its characters across the breadth of its business. The company’s ability to capitalize on this in so many ways has led to the moniker “The Disney Marketing Machine.” A perfect example of this occurred in the months leading up to the release of the long-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

Vendors invited to Griffin Hospital baby fair – CT Post

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Caption Close DERBY — The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, is inviting vendors to take part in its Annual Baby Fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Hundreds of expectant parents, new parents and their families attend the fair each year to get a good feel for the area’s maternity and child care resources and tour the center. Vendor registration is $25…