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Rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Highlights A Problem With Disney’s Handling Of ‘Star Wars’ – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ As you may know by now, Walt Disney is reportedly in very early planning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone Star Wars movie. Details are scarce: There is no script, no confirmation that Ewan McGregor would return (although he has often expressed interest) and no hard info beyond that Stephen Daldry is being courted to direct the movie. That’s an interesting choice,…

Netflix’s ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ Poised for Binge-Viewing Pop, Data Indicates – Variety

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

There are no standard “ratings” for Netflix. But “Marvel’s The Defenders,” the streamer’s newest original series in the street-hero franchise, could be one of its biggest hits ever, independent research indicates. The four preceding Marvel series leading up to “Defenders” — “Daredevil” season 2, “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” — were among the top five most-viewed recently released Netflix originals in the first 30 days after their premieres,…

Who Needs an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie? – WIRED

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Begun, the new Star Wars rumors have. The usually reliable Heat Vision blog at The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the next installment in the Star Wars extended universe (after the director-juggling Han Solo prequel and, probably, a Boba Fett film) will be an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. No word on who’ll play the Jedi—it was Alec Guinness in the first three movies and Ewan McGregor in the prequels—but Billy Elliot’s…

The Defenders: all the trailers, updates, and commentary about Netflix’s Marvel team-up show – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Netflix is finally bringing its Marvel heroes together. The streaming service’s latest MCU show, The Defenders, begins playing today. It brings together Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Danny Rand, and their companions to help save New York City. With its Netflix shows, Marvel opted to follow the same formula as its big budget films: introduce each character in their own story, tease a greater threat, and then bring them…

Watch Tina Fey Crash Weekend Update to Eat Her Feelings and Trash Trump – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Few people can deliver scathing critiques while also housing a sheet cake. But if 30 Rock taught us anything, it’s that Tina Fey is just the woman for that job—and she proved it Thursday night, when she stopped by Weekend Update to pal around with Michael Che and Colin Jost and offer some thoughts, as a U.Va. grad, on what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. “It broke my heart to see…

Rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Highlights A Problem With Disney’s Handling Of ‘Star Wars’ – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ As you may know by now, Walt Disney is reportedly in very early planning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone Star Wars movie. Details are scarce: There is no script, no confirmation that Ewan McGregor would return (although he has often expressed interest) and no hard info beyond that Stephen Daldry is being courted to direct the movie. That’s an interesting choice,…

CS Pacat announces new comic series ‘Fence’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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New Comic Series ‘Fence’ Is A Western Take On Sports Manga – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Kevin Wada / Boom Studios Variant cover detail for “Fence” #1. Fans of Japanese manga and anime that focus on sports—like “Slam Dunk,” “Haikyu!!” and “Yuri!!! On Ice”—will want to keep an eye on the latest entrant to the world of athletic stories told through comics: this time, from a Western author-artist duo. Bestselling author C.S. Pacat and artist Johanna the Mad announced their comic series “Fence” on Thursday, to…

Sonoma County Fair’s daily paid admissions increase in 2017 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Sonoma County Fair’s average daily paid admissions grew nearly 10 percent this year, as the shortened event drew in a greater concentration of daily visitors and officials focused more on advanced ticket sales and additional draws such as more free concerts, new carnival rides and a craft beer festival. The fair, which ended Sunday, recorded 12,804 daily paid admissions on average over each of its 11 days, compared to…

Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly getting his own standalone Star Wars film – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be the subject of the next standalone Star Wars film, with The Hours director Stephen Daldry in “early talks” to direct. The movie will follow the lead of last year’s Rogue One and the forthcoming, untitled Han Solo film, rather than the main “Saga” films that include The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that there…

CS Pacat announces new comic series ‘Fence’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Country favorite Reba McEntire confirmed for 2018 Iowa State Fair – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE VIDEOS: SCENES FROM THE 2017 IOWA STATE FAIRGrape Stomp among fair favorites | 0:37 The grape stomp is quickly becoming a favorite thing to do at the Iowa State Fair. x Embed x Share CLOSE VIDEOS: SCENES FROM THE 2017 IOWA STATE FAIRMen show off a little leg during 2017 Mr. Legs contest | 0:56 More than 40 contestants battled to get a leg up…

CS Pacat announces new comic series ‘Fence’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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Disney Is Exploring a Star Wars Standalone Film About Obi-Wan Kenobi – Fortune

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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How Marvel’s The Defenders Designed Its Superhero Costumes – Vulture

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Quite the well-dressed quartet. Photo: Sarah Shatz/Netflix One of the great strengths of Marvel Television’s output on Netflix has been its aesthetic variety. Though all of the stories are united by their New York setting and street-level focus (no flying Iron Man–esque suits or magic hammers are to be found), they’ve so far been easy to distinguish from one another in terms of their look: Daredevil is all reds and…

Sonoma County Fair’s daily paid admissions increase in 2017 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Sonoma County Fair’s average daily paid admissions grew nearly 10 percent this year, as the shortened event drew in a greater concentration of daily visitors and officials focused more on advanced ticket sales and additional draws such as more free concerts, new carnival rides and a craft beer festival. The fair, which ended Sunday, recorded 12,804 daily paid admissions on average over each of its 11 days, compared to…

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’s launch roster, gameplay modes detailed – Polygon

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Capcom revealed the suite of gameplay modes, both online and offline, that will be available in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite when the fighting game launches in September. The company also offered a new look at the game’s story mode, which pits Marvel and Capcom heroes against the forces of evil: Ultron Sigma, Jedah Dohma, Grandmaster Meio, a Godzilla-sized Venom symbiote and more. Capcom reconfirmed a few recent additions to Marvel…

Star Wars Is Working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie—But When Will It Be Set? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Do you hear that sound? It’s as if millions of Star Wars fans suddenly cried out in happiness. The next stand-alone film in the Star Wars universe will likely center on Obi-Wan Kenobi. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Daldry (The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot) is in early talks to direct the spin-off film—which means that, like Rogue One, this movie will almost certainly differ tonally from the franchise’s…

How Marvel’s The Defenders Designed Its Superhero Costumes – Vulture

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Quite the well-dressed quartet. Photo: Sarah Shatz/Netflix One of the great strengths of Marvel Television’s output on Netflix has been its aesthetic variety. Though all of the stories are united by their New York setting and street-level focus (no flying Iron Man–esque suits or magic hammers are to be found), they’ve so far been easy to distinguish from one another in terms of their look: Daredevil is all reds and…