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The Simpsons gets a Lego makeover – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jean told TV Line: “This is going to be a bigger deal than King Joffrey on Game of Thrones – the Yellow Wedding!” adding: “The character that dies is portrayed by an actor who won an Emmy for playing that character.” He also disclosed that the character is not an “iconic” one, and that their death would not necessarily mean that they will not appear in future episodes. WATCH: The…

Detroit Public Schools to host job fair Wednesday – WDIV Detroit

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DETROIT – Detroit Public Schools is hosting a job fair, hoping to fill hundreds of new teacher positions following buyouts. The district will hold the fair Wednesday and there could be as many as 600 openings. Openings include positions in arts education, but applications are being accepted for all positions within the district. The Teacher Career Fair is 4-7 p.m. at Renaissance High School at 6565 W. Outer Dr. Candidates…

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…

Hey Star Wars — Where the Hell Are the Women? – io9

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

S This morning we all delighted in the casting announcement for Star Wars VII. And then the reality set in: There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world’s most beloved mythic series. It’s as if 51 percent of the population cried out in pain, and was suddenly silenced. Let me tell you about my seven-year-old niece, Hannah. She’s one of those girly girls…

Free Comic Book Day: Like comic books? Like free things? – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hello Kitty, Rocket Raccoon, the Transformers, Donald Duck, and Judge Dredd are some of the many characters who’d love to go home with you on Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day Facebook Page Need a new comic to read? On Free Comic Book Day, May 3, visit a participating local comic book store to find your favorite comic book, or try something brand-new from 60 titles available from…

6 Comic Book Dangers For DC’s ‘Justice League’, And How To Avoid Them – MTV.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marvel is the king of comic book movies right now, but DC is trying to punch back. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. recently announced that they’re using “Man of Steel” and 2016′s “Superman Vs. Batman” as the springboard from which DC will launch its own cinematic universe, starting with Zach Snyder‘s “Justice League.” But DC is in uncharted territory here. Not only has it never had its movie properties exist…

The Simpsons: See the Poster for the LEGO Episode – IGN

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This Sunday, The Simpsons will celebrate their 550th (!) episode with a special installment in which the family are transformed into LEGOs. In the episode, Homer finds himself in a world where Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the rest of Springfield’s residents are made of LEGO bricks. It’s up to Homer to figure out a way home before he’s stuck in this world forever… Which may take a lot of…

6 Comic Book Dangers For DC’s ‘Justice League’, And How To Avoid Them – MTV.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marvel is the king of comic book movies right now, but DC is trying to punch back. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. recently announced that they’re using “Man of Steel” and 2016′s “Superman Vs. Batman” as the springboard from which DC will launch its own cinematic universe, starting with Zach Snyder‘s “Justice League.” But DC is in uncharted territory here. Not only has it never had its movie properties exist…

6 Comic Book Dangers For DC’s ‘Justice League’, And How To Avoid Them – MTV.com

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Marvel is the king of comic book movies right now, but DC is trying to punch back. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. recently announced that they’re using “Man of Steel” and 2016′s “Superman Vs. Batman” as the springboard from which DC will launch its own cinematic universe, starting with Zach Snyder‘s “Justice League.” But DC is in uncharted territory here. Not only has it never had its movie properties exist…

The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: ‘Star Wars’ – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Star Wars was a movie once. This is a basic fact that we all know. It was a single film released in theaters: A story with a beginning (kind of), a middle, and an end (kind of). There was a relatively small cast, composed of up-and-comers, unknowns, and one well-regarded British actor overdelivering on what looked to him like thin material. The film, released in theaters in 1977, had a…

Star Wars Lore Is Changing—Here’s What That Means – Kotaku

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

S The Star Wars universe as we know it is changing. To a lot of fans, Star Wars is far more than just the movies. The “Expanded Universe” includes novels, comic books and video games that, to many fans, define Star Wars even more than the films that started this phenomenon. But Disney and LucasFilm are producing new Star Wars movies set after the original trilogy, and they’ve decided that…

Marvel confirms Netflix series will be set in cinematic universe – Digital Trends

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

While there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the four upcoming, original series Marvel Entertainment is partnering with Netflix to produce, the project has also raised some questions about the shows’ place in the greater Marvel cinematic universe. According to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, fans have nothing to worry about, as the four series — and the tie-in series that brings them all together — will all exist within…

Local Comic Book Stores Ready To Celebrate Free Comic Book Day May 3 – Hartford Courant

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

There’s a party on Saturday, May 3, and everybody’s going to be there: Archie, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Hello Kitty, Rocket Raccoon, Spongebob Squarepants, the Power Rangers, Uncle Scrooge, the Teen Titans, Bongo. Everyone else who comes can take one of them home with them. Free Comic Book Day has been celebrated nationwide on the first Saturday in May since the event was founded in 2002. It’s coming…

Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology’s iOS app … – Engadget

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Update: We’ve since talked to Chip Mosher, Comixology’s VP of Communications and Marketing, about the change. Here’s what he had to say regarding the reason behind the removal of the digital storefront: “As we move to complete the acquisition with Amazon, we are shifting to the web-based purchasing model they’ve successfully used with the Kindle, which we expect will allow us to strike the best balance between prices, selection…

Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology’s iOS app … – Engadget

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Update: We’ve since talked to Chip Mosher, Comixology’s VP of Communications and Marketing, about the change. Here’s what he had to say regarding the reason behind the removal of the digital storefront: “As we move to complete the acquisition with Amazon, we are shifting to the web-based purchasing model they’ve successfully used with the Kindle, which we expect will allow us to strike the best balance between prices, selection…

Lego builds presence in China toy market – South China Morning Post

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Denmark-based toy manufacturer Lego is making a strong play for the mainland’s increasingly affluent middle class with construction of a new factory in Zhejiang province that will pit the company against challenges from locally made knockoff products. The plant, in the city of Jiaxing, will be the company’s third-largest worldwide, employing 1,500 workers when it is fully operational by 2017. Lego, known for its namesake interlocking plastic blocks, recorded growth…

Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology’s iOS app … – Engadget

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Update: We’ve since talked to Chip Mosher, Comixology’s VP of Communications and Marketing, about the change. Here’s what he had to say regarding the reason behind the removal of the digital storefront: “As we move to complete the acquisition with Amazon, we are shifting to the web-based purchasing model they’ve successfully used with the Kindle, which we expect will allow us to strike the best balance between prices, selection…

Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology’s iOS app … – Engadget

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Update: We’ve since talked to Chip Mosher, Comixology’s VP of Communications and Marketing, about the change. Here’s what he had to say regarding the reason behind the removal of the digital storefront: “As we move to complete the acquisition with Amazon, we are shifting to the web-based purchasing model they’ve successfully used with the Kindle, which we expect will allow us to strike the best balance between prices, selection…

‘The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three’: Exclusive artwork from Marvel’s … – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

It’s been seven years since Marvel first adapted Stephen King’s dark fantasy saga The Dark Tower into comic book form. Since then, writers Robin Furth and Peter David have explored the story of Roland, last of the Gunslingers, in several miniseries mostly focusing on the hero’s younger days. But this September, Marvel will release the first issue of a new series that will delve into a new corner of King’s…

Review: LEGO The Hobbit – Destructoid

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Another month, another LEGO game. These things are starting to be more frequently released than yearly Call of Duty games. And with that frequency comes some caveats, such as this month’s title only including the two Hobbit films that have been released thus far. Does that put a damper on the entertainment value found within? Only time — or reading on — will tell. LEGO The Hobbit (3DS,…