Could Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and Josh Gad convince us?This press junket in Hawaii was to have three key actors from the film:• Josh Gad - Who plays the Yellow Bird Chuck • Maya Rudolph - Who plays the White Bird Matilda • Jason Sudeikis - Who plays the Red Bird Red You may also remember Gad as "Bear Claw" from New Girl, Rudolph as "Brinda" from Sisters, and Sudeikis as "What's Up with That" backup dancer "Vance."The Angry Birds Movie was enjoyable, funny, and entertaining.Some of my colleagues from all manner of blogs and publications took this opportunity to do Angry Birds-themed Yoga and zip-lining, as you'll see in the gallery below.• Angry Birds Movie actors tell us their superhero dreams• Angry Birds Movie actors realize Sean Penn is in the film• More in our Angry Birds portal...Each of these actors were helpful, grateful, and extremely kind.If you're going to bail riding a tiny skateboard with a 20-pound backpack on your back, a case like this one for your phone will be a life saver when said phone flies out of your pocket.
Screen Rant has a good round up of the current evidence behind the rumor circulating from the Best of Marvel twitter account and a comment from Heroic Hollywood , which essentially amounts to the fact that Boyega had previously expressed an interest in playing Black Panther, the fact that he and director Ryan Coogler interacted with each other on The Force Awakens red carpet, and that Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige recently followed the actor on Twitter.Star Wars Episode VIIIOscar Isaac teases testing times ahead for Poe, Rey, Finn, and the rest of the crew—including BB-8:What happens now is the heroes get tested.Coming Soon X-Men: ApocalypseOscar Isaac talks Apocalypse in a new featurette.Arrow/SupergirlNow that Supergirl has officially landed on the CW, Stephen Amell says that a crossover between it, Arrow, and the other CW shows is practically inevitable:Do bears you know what in the woods?I think that it s highly likely that, if you have four DC superhero properties on one network, that that is an opportunity that might not ever exist again, and certainly hasn t ever existed in the history of television.OutcastFox s UK Facebook page has announced that it will stream the premiere of the horror comic adaptation this Friday, May 20th.
SUPER IDEA: Wakanda s Population IncreasingThings are beginning to heat up in Wakanda, with both Lupita Nyong o and Michael B. Jordan in talks to appear in director Ryan Coogler s Black Panther alongside Chadwick Boseman.If the Harley spin-off is fast-tracked, it s possible that Warners will have two female-led superhero movies in theaters before Marvel finally releases its first.Why this is villainy: Well, why this is particularly crappy needs no explanation.Recently, X-Men: Apocalypse director and franchise executive producer Bryan Singer has dropped a couple of unexpected hints about the future direction of the series after this month s installment.Another thing that s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn t been explored in the movies , he said.Also, if it means we get to see the Shi ar on the big screen, consider us fans.
And now we've been formally introduced to Uber's first self-driving car, currently being tested on the roads of Pittsburgh.Hardly the 'car that looks like it should be driven by a superhero', as claimed in the post, the driverless Uber car would be considered relatively unassuming were it not for the array of radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras affixed to the roof.The company also says in the post: "While Uber is still in the early days of our self-driving efforts, every day of testing leads to improvements."Right now we re focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it s safe for everyone on the road — pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers."This is the first time the San Francisco-based ride-hailing firm has made its self-driving ambitions official, although its efforts in Pittsburgh have hardly been a secret up to this point.While personal driverless cars are still a long way off, many companies, including Ford, have made clear their view that the first autonomous vehicles to be released are likely to be for-hire vehicles.
Tonnes and tonnes of rumours about the cast of the next Thor movie have been floating around for ages, but now Marvel has finally confirmed its cast list.While there s a few expected faces on there, there s one really big surprise: Holy Christ, Jeff Goldblum is in this movie.The list confirms the long-running rumour that Cate Blanchett will play the film s primary villain: Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death, seen in concept art from the movie above.Meanwhile, Jeff Goddamn Goldblum, who recently hinted that he d be joining a superhero project, will play the Grandmaster—a cosmic character from the comics who is incredibly powerful,and uses said power to essentially dick about in the universe and play games usually revolving around forcing people to fight against each other for his pleasure .Mark Ruffalo will naturally reprise his role as the Hulk and Bruce Banner, while the cast is rounded out by Tessa Thompson, confirmed to play Asgardian superhero Valkyrie, and Karl Urban, who will play Skurge, a villainous Asgardian with an enchanted axe that was a long time rival of Thor.Thor: Ragnarok is due to hit cinema on July 28th, 2017.
Or have yourself a good laugh over the anti-superhero Deadpool, whose director bucked conventional wisdom with this movie's R-rating, and consequently struck box-office goldAlso on tap are the directorial debut of Steven Soderbergh; a highly underrated movie about the personal tragedies of the 2008 financial collapse; and a send-up of horror and sci-fi flicks that predates the Scream movies by several years.See larger imageIt s too bad there aren t more Alfred Hitchcock films on Netflix; this is the only one, along with the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but at least To Catch a Thief 1955 is a good one for Hitchcock beginners.Hitch and Grant worked together four times overall; their next, and last together, was North by Northwest.John, on the other hand, is sleeping with Ann s sexy sister Cynthia Laura San Giacomo .But Shannon gives a magnetic, frightening performance as the devil who makes a deal it s a fascinating melding of modern and classical storytelling .His previous movie was made in Italy, and another earlier movie paid tribute to the Japanese master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu.
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Marvel Studios has announced that actress Cate Blanchett is on board to play Hela, the studios first major female supervillian as far as movies go, that is .She ll be playing the character in Thor: Ragnarok, and will be joined by Jeff Goldblum who is playing Grandmaster.Marvel announced the news today, saying that Tessa Thompson from Selma and Creed is also joining the cast; she ll play Valkyrie.This will be Marvel s third movie starting Thor, and it will, of course, have Chris Hemsworth returning as the Norse superhero.The new movie will be directed by Taika Waititi, with Kevin Feige serving as producer alongside executive producers Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Thomas M. Hammel, and Louis D Esposito.Feige praised the new cast members, saying:The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet.
Tons and tons of rumors about the cast of the next Thor movie have been floating around for ages, but now Marvel has finally confirmed its cast list.While there s a few expected faces on there, there s one really big surprise: Holy Christ, Jeff Goldblum is in this movie.The list confirms the long-running rumor that Cate Blanchett will play the film s primary villain: Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death, seen in concept art from the movie above.Meanwhile, Jeff Goddamn Goldblum, who recently hinted that he d be joining a superhero project, will play the Grandmaster—a cosmic character from the comics who is incredibly powerful,and uses said power to essentially dick about in the universe and play games usually revolving around forcing people to fight against each other for his pleasure .Mark Ruffalo will naturally reprise his role as the Hulk and Bruce Banner, while the cast is rounded out by Tessa Thompson, confirmed to play Asgardian superhero Valkyrie, and Karl Urban, who will play Skurge, a villainous Asgardian with an enchanted axe that was a long time rival of Thor.Thor: Ragnarok is due to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
IBTimes UKIt's no secret Uber wants to turn the transportation industry on its head, now it's making tracks for a future of self-driving taxis after it began testing autonomous capabilities with a modified Ford around the streets of Pittsburgh, USA."When it's in self-driving mode, a trained driver will be in the driver's seat monitoring operations," said Uber in a statement."In the future we believe this technology will mean less congestion, more affordable and accessible transportation, and far fewer lives lost in car accidents," it added.The car, which Uber describes looks like something that "should be driven by a superhero", is taking on Pittsburgh's streets as its testing ground as it contains a "wide variety of road types, traffic patterns and weather conditions" to help the research team refine its self-driving technology.With Apple rumoured to be working on a self-driving car and its recent huge $1bn £700m investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi Chuxing, perhaps CEO Travis Kalanick is squinting at the potential ramifications this deal means for the horizon ahead and getting on board before rivals leave it eating their dust.This is why we won't be seeing the autonomous Uber coming around the corner anytime soon.
Shane Black s new film The Nice Guys is already packed with 70s-era nostalgia, but a new trailer for the film released by Warner Bros. Pictures takes the retro vibe to the next level by giving the project an animated makeover in the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon style.Basically, if you re not already intrigued by The Nice Guys, this new trailer might do the trick — and it makes a pretty convincing argument for a cartoon version of the film, too.Written and directed by Black, The Nice Guys features Ryan Gosling Drive and Russell Crowe Gladiator as a bumbling private investigator and a tough-as-nails enforcer, respectively, whose paths cross while searching for a missing woman.Before long, they find themselves caught up in a far-reaching conspiracy involving a dead porn star, a ruthless assassin, and a high-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Justice.The film is the third big-screen feature directed by Black — who penned the screenplays for a long list of action films, including the Lethal Weapon films and The Last Boy Scout — after 2005 s critically praised Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and 2013 s superhero blockbuster Iron Man 3.Already earning rave reviews, The Nice Guys hits theaters this weekend May 20 .
Lego is once again being accused of ruining our children by encouraging violent play, with updated research finding that around 30 per cent of all modern Lego sets now come with some sort of shooting/stabbing implement in the box.The designs are meant to enrich play with engaging conflict scenarios where aggression might be used for the purpose of overcoming imaginary evil.'The violence in Lego products seems to have gone beyond just enriching game play."The team at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has the graphs to back it up, saying that the violence depicted within today's range of sets continues to increase, and warns that Lego is not as "innocent" as it once used to be back in the days before gang warfare and revenge killing took over as the top play activities of the under-12s.And the catalogues are even worse, with the researcher saying that around 40 per cent of the activities shown include some sort of weapon or threatening activity, as the frowning minifigs of today stage arrests, bank robberies, fights, general yellow fist waving, drive-by assassinations of prominent Duplo figures and more.Here's the data of shame that could be driving YOUR child to war:Head researcher Christoph Bartneck said of the changes Lego has undergone in recent years: "The atmosphere of the violent acts is predominantly perceived as exciting" by a generation totally desensitised to aggression by CG superhero warfare and footballers.
Lego is once again being accused of ruining our children by encouraging violent play, with updated research finding that around 30 per cent of all modern Lego sets now come with some sort of shooting/stabbing implement in the box.The designs are meant to enrich play with engaging conflict scenarios where aggression might be used for the purpose of overcoming imaginary evil.'The violence in Lego products seems to have gone beyond just enriching game play."The team at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has the graphs to back it up, saying that the violence depicted within today's range of sets continues to increase, and warns that Lego is not as "innocent" as it once used to be back in the days before gang warfare and revenge killing took over as the top play activities of the under-12s.And the catalogues are even worse, with the researcher saying that around 40 per cent of the activities shown include some sort of weapon or threatening activity, as the frowning minifigs of today stage arrests, bank robberies, fights, general yellow fist waving, drive-by assassinations of prominent Duplo figures and more.Here's the data of shame that could be driving YOUR child to war:Head researcher Christoph Bartneck said of the changes Lego has undergone in recent years: "The atmosphere of the violent acts is predominantly perceived as exciting" by a generation totally desensitised to aggression by CG superhero warfare and footballers.
He stared blankly out over the capacity crowd of 1,500 in Harlem s famed Apollo Theater, dropped his Xbox controller onto his lap, bent at the waist and buried his head in his hands.Why play as virtual Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi when you can be a commando, a superhero or a mythical creature?That is in part because sports games focused their growth on Xbox and PlayStation — consoles that until the last decade had more limited online gaming capabilities than PCs.If the teams, leagues, companies and organizations that make up the infrastructure of global sports come to view competitive e-sports as a supplement to their popularity, rather than as a threat, that could unlock a new level of success for their virtual counterparts.Details of how much money EA has put into the e-sports market have been scarce since the December announcement, and the company would not comment for this story.Still, while top players in other games can earn millions, even the world s best FIFA players barely scratch out enough to make a living.
Thanks to a new interview with ET Online, we now have a lot more information.It s an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor, Mark Ruffalo told ET s Lauren Zima of the upcoming superhero flick.With Natalie Portman Jane stepping out — new leading lady Tessa Thompson Valkyrie will step in — Banner can be the scientist at Thor s side, not to mention a big, scary presence whenever they have cause to be mad.They ll also be joined by other familiar faces, including Tom Hiddleston Loki , Idris Elba Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins Odin .She is set to play Hela, who is known in the comics as The Death Queen.Thor: Ragnarok is set to open in theaters on November 3, 2017.
A few years ago, my husband bought a T-shirt that read, May your life someday be as awesome as you pretend it is on Facebook!I use my voice to show others how each challenge has been an opportunity to learn more about myself, and a chance to find strengths I never realized I possessed.We spend so much time telling one another to soldier on that we start to forget that it s perfectly acceptable to break down.I dropped the façade of the superhero mother who is completely at peace with her child s autism, and realized I was human.I became angry and judgmental — the very things I have consciously tried to overcome.What I gained from this experience was simple insight.
Those who ve read it can read the discussion that io9 s Rob Bricken, James Whitbrook and myself had about the 80-page one-shot.I really liked the idea of the power of love and these relationships being re-forged as being a major factor in what made these heroes so heroic in the first place—like you said, Evan, it s a refreshing counter to the idea of them being driven by loss and revenge, to be finding strength in those old bonds rather than in the loss of those bonds.Love is returning to the DCU, in the form of the pre-Flashpoint DCU, epitomized by Wally West!I think that s a genuinely clever idea, but I think the results of this are going to be mostly horrific.James: I think if they play it right with Doctor Manhattan, they can do some interesting things around the whole optimism vs. cynicism sort of thing that he represents.Evan: The Watchmen integration into the DCU sparks my other big concern after reading the book: They can t let this ooooOOOOoooOOohhh, mysssstery!!!!
HTT has said that it will build its Hyperloop capsules out of Vibranium, named after the material used to make Captain America s shield, reports The Verge.For those of you who might not be acquainted, the Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation vehicle originally proposed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which would transport passengers in capsules that travel through giant vacuum tubes.Of course, such speeds will require that the capsules be especially secure — which is precisely why Hyperloop startups like HTT are turning to cutting edge materials like Vibranium.In the Marvel universe, Vibranium is a rare metal of alien origin found in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, home to another Marvel superhero, Black Panther.The company developed the material in collaboration with Slovakian materials manufacturer c2i.HTT, meanwhile, has yet to demo a working prototype for the public.
The disappointing performance of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice continues to reverberate throughout Warner Bros. Pictures burgeoning universe of DC Comics movies, as one of the studio s top producers has reportedly seen his role shift in the wake of the film s less-than-super performance.Charles Roven, who has served as a producer on every comic book movie made by Warner Bros. since Christopher Nolan s 2005 franchise-starter Batman Begins, won t be supervising production on several projects down the road that he was initially attached to as a producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The report indicates that he could be brought on as a producer for sequels to films he already worked on, but nothing is confirmed at this point.The report on Roven s evolving position regarding the studio s live-action superhero films has not been confirmed and remains entirely unofficial at this point, with a studio spokesperson telling the outlet that Roven is a key member of not only the DC slate but of the Warner Bros. family.The film currently ranks as one of the worst-reviewed movies of all time featuring Batman or Superman, and despite a big opening weekend, isn t likely to cross $900 million worldwide.The next DC Comics movie scheduled for release from Warner Bros. Pictures will be Suicide Squad, set to hit theaters August 5.
Building off the success of 2013 s House of Cards, Netflix in recent years has launched an absolute avalanche of original content that spans every genre imaginable, including crime thrillers, comedies, sci-fi, political dramas, animated sitcoms, superhero dramas and even true-crime documentaries.Because developing and producing original content can get wildly expensive, Netflix s increased focus on original content coincides with the company s lessening interest in securing licensing deals with movie studios.Suffice it to say, this isn t something that Netflix and Netflix subscribers are big fans of.Netflix has expressed that they want to focus on creating a unified experience no matter a subscriber s location.Consequently, movie lovers will soon find Netflix decidedly less appealing as Miramax is the studio behind such blockbusters as Kill Bill.Notably, some Miramax classics such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Sin City, Swingers and Trainspotting won t be going anywhere anytime soon as Netflix seemingly remains committed to keeping some A-list titles under its umbrella.
King took a member of a well-loved paramilitary superhero concept and placed him a situation where no amount of might, willpower, or conviction could win the day.After Kalista kills the Viceroy, it seemed like Kyle might at least have saved the souls of his other teammates, but even that is shown to be fleeting.King s artistic partners—Barnaby Bagenda, Jose Marzan Jr., Romulo Fajardo, Jr. and others—brought the melodrama to life with expressive linework and precise design rigidity that nailed down the themes of the series.There s real weariness in these panels, as in the region the Vega system is modeled on.As a whole, the series is the kind of thing that, like video game 1979 Revolution, you could hand someone as an introduction to the legacies of colonialism and adventurism in the Middle East.The average American can look at the acts wrought by terrorists around the world through the distance of a computer or TV screen and think they are savages.
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