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Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Lego Episode Gets Full Trailer – Variety

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

“Is it just me or does something feel weird today?” asks Bart Simpson in the new trailer for Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” TV PILOTS/DEVELOPMENT SCORECARD: Follow the action during upfront season Something is definitely off — the characters, the items and all of Springfield have been Lego-fied. The upcoming 550th episode of the cartoon, dubbed “The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular,” finds Homer Simpson torn between two alternate realities: The Lego…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Comic book enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest…

V. Stiviano was nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

The Amazing Spider-Man Returns to Comics! – IGN

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man has returned with a brand new #1! As far as big events worthy of genuine excitement goes, this is as good as it gets. Finally a news-worthy item that people can be happy about — even Peter looks pretty thrilled about it on the cover. But other things happened this week, too. Batman took on Bane to win back Gotham, we saw Wally West alive and well…

V. Stiviano nicknamed ‘Barbie’ in high school for her expensive taste … – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok LOS ANGELES — Barbie was her nickname, and the woman in the now-infamous taped conversation that led to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA was remembered on Thursday for wearing $800 jeans and calling attention to her breast augmentation while attending Roosevelt High School. Javier Cid, longtime teacher at Roosevelt High, said V. Stiviano, then known as Vanessa Perez, was in his civics and…

Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Lego Episode Gets Full Trailer – Variety

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

“Is it just me or does something feel weird today?” asks Bart Simpson in the new trailer for Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” TV PILOTS/DEVELOPMENT SCORECARD: Follow the action during upfront season Something is definitely off — the characters, the items and all of Springfield have been Lego-fied. The upcoming 550th episode of the cartoon, dubbed “The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular,” finds Homer Simpson torn between two alternate realities: The Lego…

Minneapolis Comic Con brings out fans’ inner geeks – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Comic book enthusiast Adam Wells of Minneapolis admits to being “boisterous and emotionally out there.” But this weekend, he will be cool and collected, in a dark suit and aviator glasses, the very model of a modern Marvel superhero-type character — the dignified Agent Phil Coulson. Wells will be among gobs of geeks, many in costume, descending on the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday and this weekend for a major nerdfest…

Free comic book day caters to shifting tastes, consumers – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

By Selena Fragassi For Sun-Times Media May 1, 2014 12:32PM Brainstorm Comics store manager, Sean Akins, at his store on Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago Wednesday evening 4-30-14 from where he will distribute free comic books. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media FREE COMIC BOOK DAY When: Saturday Where: Various venues Info: freecomicbookday.com Participating stores » Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, #321 (773) 384-8721; brainstormchi.com » Challengers Comics + Conversation 1845 N….

Warner Bros. Plans to Go Loco With Lego – Businessweek

Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014

Get ready for a lot more multicolored bricks at the multiplex. On Wednesday, during a conference call announcing Time Warner’s (TWX) first-quarter earnings, Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bewkes singled out The Lego Movie for praise, and suggested there will be lots more Lego-inspired entertainment in the company’s future. “Warner Bros.’ performance at the box office in the first quarter was a result of its continued development of franchise films with…

The full trailer for The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular special is here – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

The full trailer for the special Lego episode of The Simpsons—called The Simpsons’ Lego Spectacular—is here. I hope it has the best of the Lego Movie and the best of The Simpsons in it. It seems that this episode has been produced with the same 3D techniques as The Lego Movie but combined with 2D animation instead of 3D life action. SPLOID is a new blog about awesome stuff. Join…

just another episode of The Simpsons. But in Lego form – Metro

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

It’s Bart…in Lego (Picture: YouTube) Lego is officially taking over the world – first The Hobbit, then One Direction, even Lord of The Rings got involved – and now The Simpsons. The much-loved yellow cartoon family have had a brick makeover for a special one-off Lego-themed episode of the show. And in a brand new trailer, fans are given the first glimpse into a parallel Springfield universe where Bart, Homer,…

Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Coming This Fall – Kotaku

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

At a special event in Los Angeles this morning, Disney announced the second phase of its toys-meets-games franchise, bringing Marvel characters into the mix with Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes. Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada took the stage at the event (introduced by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Agent Phil Coulson) to talk about the collaboration, following the new game’s debut trailer. He was joined by award-winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, who…

‘Star Wars Journeys’ Gets Children Ready For ‘Episode VII’ – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Today Disney launches a new set of interactive story telling games for their Star Wars universe: Star Wars Journeys. Culminating in Episode VII these offer a new way for fans to revisit the story, although they’ll have to start with Episode I. My children will be playing Episode IV first. Drawing from the success of its interactive storytelling products, Star Wars Journeys is an episodic series of games featuring the…

‘Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes’ Announced – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes announced in Hollywood as the next edition of the best-selling toy-video game of 2013. At an event today Disney Interactive unveiled the next chapter in their Disney Infinity game. Like competitor Skylanders Trap Team this uses collectable toy figures to access in-game characters and content along with power discs to tap into upgrades and equipment. Even before things got started Disney’s experience in consumer…

‘Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes’ Announced – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes announced in Hollywood as the next edition of the best-selling toy-video game of 2013. At an event today Disney Interactive unveiled the next chapter in their Disney Infinity game. Like competitor Skylanders Trap Team this uses collectable toy figures to access in-game characters and content along with power discs to tap into upgrades and equipment. Even before things got started Disney’s experience in consumer…

A guide on what to choose on Free Comic Book Day – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

On Free Comic Book Day, people can get a free look at “Epic,” starring a teen superhero whose biggest weakness is a pretty girl.(Photo: Comix Tribe) Want to see the next great movie or TV show? You’ll probably find it first in your local comic-book store. And Saturday is the best day for folks to stop by because it’s Free Comic Book Day, the annual event where fans and newcomers…

Disney’s biggest Star Wars mistake – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

A cast reading for “Star Wars: Episode VII” at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. (David James/Lucasfilm via Reuters) After Disney announced the much-anticipated cast for the next “Star Wars” movie yesterday, io9′s Annalee Newitz pointed out just how male the list is. “There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world’s most beloved mythic series,” she wrote. “It’s as if 51 percent of the population cried out in…

Disney’s biggest Star Wars mistake – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A cast reading for “Star Wars: Episode VII” at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. (David James/Lucasfilm via Reuters) After Disney announced the much-anticipated cast for the next “Star Wars” movie yesterday, io9′s Annalee Newitz pointed out just how male the list is. “There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world’s most beloved mythic series,” she wrote. “It’s as if 51 percent of the population cried out in…

‘Star Wars’ past and present mix for ‘Episode VII’ – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Disney announced the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” on April 29. The list includes the original Luke, Leia and Han as well as a few new faces. Here, director J.J. Abrams, center, meets with the cast, including Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.  (Photo: Lucasfilm) Last SlideNext…

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Announced – IGN

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Disney has announced Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, a new “2.0 Edition” game launching in 2014 on all previous platforms (Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and mobile), in addition to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Your saves from Disney Infinity on Xbox 360 or PS3 will transfer to the respective new consoles, Disney confirmed to IGN. All characters, Power Discs, and Toy Boxes from Disney Infinity 1.0 are compatible…