Exhibit review: Superheroes at the National Museum of American History

by Mike Rhode Superheroes. Washington, DC: National Museum of American History. November 20, 2018 to September 2, 2019. http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/super-heroes The Smithsonian museum has mounted a small, but choice, exhibit made up of some extremely surprising pieces. The terse description on their website only hints at it: This showcase presents artifacts from the museum's collections that relate to Superheroes, including comic books, original comic art, movie and televis...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Comic Books, Superman, Dc Comics, US, America, Smithsonian, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Batman, Warner Bros, Halle Berry, Marvel Comics, Batmobile, Peter

The Post reviews the new Ralph cartoon

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' looks amazing. But its touching story of friendship is even better. [in print as Animated sequel one-ups the original] By Kristen Page-Kirby Washington Post November 23 2018 , p. Weekend 21 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/ralph-breaks-the-internet-is-even-better-than-wreck-it-ralph/2018/11/20/50abd4f0-e861-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Ralph, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby Washington Post

Even Japanese Students Now Sexless: 30% Never Dated, 50% Virgins

A recent survey shows that the number of Japanese university students with no dating experience is at its highest level in history, with over half being virgins and 30% never having so much as been on a date. According to the latest nationwide survey by the Japanese Association for Sex Education, nearly 30% of students […]
Tags: Japan, Romance, Education, Sex, Virginity, Dating, University, Statistics, Anime, Japanese Association for Sex Education

PG? NC-17? She Made Such Calls for 30 Years

Joan Graves, retiring as chairwoman of the Motion Picture Association’s ratings system, candidly assesses her reign, including the films she can’t unsee.
Tags: Movies, News, Media, Parenting, Kelly, McMahon, Motion Picture Assn of America, Ratings (Parental Guidance, Motion Picture Association, Indecency, Obscenity and Profanity, Violence (Media and Entertainment, Joan Graves

A Skeletal Anime Star Is Teaching Me a Lot About the Japanese Comics Industry

One of my favorite new anime this season isn’t full of explosive action or high drama. It’s not even the one about high school archery. It’s about a skeleton named Honda who sells books. As well as being hilarious, he offers some fascinating insight into the world of selling comics in Japan.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Japan, Science, Animation, Anime, Honda, Manga, Skull Face Bookseller Honda San, Japanese Comics Industry

Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Searching’ Get December China Releases

Sony is making more inroads into the Chinese movie market, with upcoming December releases for one of its most highly anticipated superhero movies and for its sleeper summer hit. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Searching both earned Sony China releases in December, with the latter indie hit gaining another Asian market after successfully premiering in star John Cho‘s home country of South Korea. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the latest Sony comic book movie to make a buz...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, China, Sony, Searching, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, John Cho, Variety, Cho, Release Dates, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony China

New Release Review - CREED II

The son of the boxer who killed Adonis Creed's father challenges him for his heavyweight belt. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
Tags: Movies, Adonis Creed, TheMovieWaffler.com

Superheroes at American History Museum in Bruce Guthrie's photos

I went the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Thanksgiving to check out the Superheroes exhibit that opened this week. Pics are up on http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2018_11_22D2_SIAH_Superheroes It's not a big exhibit.  Basically five cases: (1) Superman's outfit from the TV show; (2) Captain America's shield from the 2014 movie, Wolverine's claws from the 2014 movie, Batman's cowl and batarang from the 1997 movie, ...
Tags: Comics, Superman, America, Smithsonian, Batman, SIEGEL, National Museum of American History, Mike Rhode, Shuster, Bruce Guthrie, William Marston, American History Museum, Batmobile Up, Dibner Library

Marvel Spotlight #7 / Ghost Rider - Mike Ploog art & cover

Mike Ploog Marvel Spotlight v1 #7 on Ghost Rider, 1972 - Continuing the satanic storyline, Mike Ploog displays his unique style on both the cover and interiors. A few of the opening pages are lackluster in design, then pick up momentum as the story progresses. As with previous issues, Ploog's best panels center around the Ghost Rider. The graveyard scene (see interior page below), the [Author: Ted F]
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News Post: Rhythmus B’laidde

Tycho: I reconfigured the basement to be more conducive to Virtual Reality, and it has seen a spike in usage, but it never really went away.  My house is a place other children go to explore these realms and has been since before the advent of retail VR.  Gabe generally can’t access them because his frail, rodent body revolts against the sensory input in what you might describe as “a vomit way.”  Every now and then, though, games his that either don’t create this effect or are so good he endure...
Tags: Comics, Tycho, Gabe, My House

Fate Grand Order Shuten Douji Cosplay Modestly Chested

Fate/Grand Order’s Shuten Douji is as alluring as she is petite and deliciously flat. Cosplayer Chono Black has made an attempt to capture the oni’s provocative nature. The cosplayer’s small photo set:
Tags: Games, Anime, Cosplay, Image Gallery, Fate/Grand Order, Pettanko, Shuten Douji, Cosplayer Chono Black

Extreme Martial Arts Manga Kengan Ashura Restarts in January

Extreme martial arts manga Kengan Ashura will be coming back with a new arc starting very soon. This joyous news for battle manga fans comes directly from Manga ONE, which announced this Wednesday that Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon’s martial arts series will be coming back with a brand new story to tell on the 17th of January, […]
Tags: Martial Arts, Anime, Announcements, Manga, Kengan Ashura, Extreme Martial Arts Manga Kengan Ashura Restarts, Manga ONE, Yabako Sandrovich, Daromeon

Dedicated Gamer Reaches Two Million Gamerscore on Xbox Live

Ray Cox, also known as Stallion83, has surpassed two million gamerscore on Xbox Live by grinding out achievements day and night. Ray’s achievement for gathering achievements was reached while playing Halo: The Masterchief Collection and getting the Legend achievement worth exactly 50 points, bringing his personal Gamerscore to exactly two million. Cox was also the […]
Tags: Games, Awards, Xbox, Anime, Ray, Cox, Ray Cox

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Featurette Dives into the Power of Writer James Baldwin

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is back behind the camera with If Beale Street Could Talk, the first major big screen adaptation of the work of author James Baldwin. It’s a surprising project for the director, mostly because James Baldwin’s estate, managed by sister Gloria Karefa-Smart, consistently says no to film adaptations of James Baldwin’s stories. A new If Beale Street Could Talk featurette explores why this story is so revered, and how Barry Jenkins has turned it into a film that will ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Video Clips, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Beale Street, Tish, Regina King, Annapurna Pictures, Behind the Scenes Footage, Stephan James, Barry Jenkins, Chris Evangelista, Fonny, Gloria Karefa Smart

Hitman 2 Sean Bean Killer Suspended from Twitter

Twitter has a history of suspending its users for all manner of jokes and sentences taken out of context that may at first seem like they’re breaking their terms of service. An unlucky user has found himself on the wrong side of Twitter’s ban hammer when he tweeted he wants to kill Sean Bean in […]
Tags: Twitter, Games, Anime, Hitman, Sean Bean, IO Interactive, Sean Bean Killer

Guillermo del Toro Reveals His Favorite Superhero Movies

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to the superhero genre, having directed Blade II and two Hellboy movies to critical acclaim. So you can consider him a pretty authoritative voice when it comes to choosing the best superhero movies. The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water revealed his list of favorite superhero movies, which doesn’t include any of his own adaptations. À propos of nothing, Guillermo del Toro took to Twitter to share some “adapted superhero movies I dig,” which includ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Superman, Netflix, Guillermo-del-Toro, Warner Bros, Hellboy, Around The Web, Logan, Toro, Guillermo, Sam Raimi, Richard Donner, Comic Book/Superhero, Golden Army, Stephen Norrington

Tatsuki’s Kemurikusa Anime Gets a New Visual

The official page of Kemono Friends director Tatsuki’s Kemurikusa anime has unveiled a new visual to hype up fans for the upcoming premiere. Tatsuki is producing the series with studio Yaoyorozu, who was responsible for producing the supremely well-received Kemono Friends anime. Kemurikusa was originally created in two parts over the span of 2010 and […]
Tags: Illustration, Anime, Announcements, Kemono Friends, Yaoyorozu, Tatsuki, Kemurikusa

Trailer Round-Up: ‘Shoplifters’, ‘The Emu War’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Unlovable’, ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

We usually devote entire stories to trailers for bigger, more popular films. But we like to give every movie a fair shake. So when trailers for smaller films, and other oddities, pop up, it’s time for a good old fashioned trailer round-up. Below, check out some trailers for movies that might have slipped through the cracks, or might not be on your radar at all. Shoplifters Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and by all accounts, it lives up to the hype. In the fi...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Australia, White House, Iraq, Netflix, Cia, Movie Trailers, Baby, Cannes film festival, Western Australia, Independent, Rosemary, Mia Farrow

‘Creed II’ Director and Star Explain How That Surprise [SPOILER] Came About

If you’ve seen Creed II, there’s one surprise you’ll definitely want to hear more about. But if you have not seen the latest installment in the Rocky/Creed saga yet, you’ll definitely want to be as surprised by that as any first time viewer. This story is just for people who have already seen Creed II, so here’s your spoiler warning. Creed II picks up 33 years after Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) fought Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Ivan Drago is now training his son Viktor Drago (Flori...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Philadelphia, Nielsen, Creed, Philly, Stallone, Ivan, Caple, Viktor, Dolph, Ivan Drago, Dolph Lundgren, Brigitte, Steven Caple Jr, Ludmilla

Joe Alwyn on ‘The Favourite’ and His Busy 2018 in Movies [Interview]

Your eyes don’t deceive you – Joe Alwyn really is everywhere this year. Perhaps you missed his film debut in 2016’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee’s ambitious foray into high-frame rate photography that grossed under $2 million stateside. Well, casting agents certainly didn’t. Alwyn appears in four films this year – Operation Finale, Boy Erased, Mary Queen of Scots and The Favourite, each of which showcases a different side of a versatile performer. From the moment I first encountered...
Tags: London, Movies, Interviews, Atlanta, Features, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Skype, NICK, Abigail, Henry, Dudley, Joel, Emma, Richmond Virginia, Nicholas Hoult

3 Days, 3 Deals: DAY ONE!

From Friday through Sunday, I'm going to have three days of ridiculously good, one-day deals. And it's time for day one! ON FRIDAY ONLY: Get the new Pugs and Anatomy of Animals books for 25% off when you get them bundled! Here's the link: https://sheldonstore.com/products/25-off-one-day-only-anatomy-of-animals-pugs-unleashed
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The First Word Podcast - A Discussion on Damien Chazelle's 'First Man'

"When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective." Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a discussion on Damien Chazelle's First Man. Even though the film has been released for a few months now, Mike and Alex have been waiting to discuss this one. We're both big sci-fi nerds and big fans of Damien Chazelle, and we both went to see this film in IMAX before our recording. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you ...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Alex, Damien Chazelle, Mike, Alex Billington, The First Word, Mike Eisenberg

The ‘Fresh Prince’ When Will And Uncle Phil Accidentally Bought Thanksgiving Handies

A Very Special Episode: Season 3 Episode 1 Remember the ‘Fresh Prince’ when Will and Uncle Phil accidentally bought handjobs on Thanksgiving? It was a very special episode. Check out episodes of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on YouTube here CREDITS:Actor/ Writer/ Editor: Dashiell DriscollVFX: Bryan WiederPost Supervisor: Kia Reghabi [Author: Dashiell Driscoll]
Tags: Humor, Phil, Dashiell Driscoll, Dashiell DriscollVFX, Bryan WiederPost

How To Perfect The Thanksgiving Sandwich With Leftover Food And Regret

Get some thick bread and re-live all the brown food and emotional discomfort you had with your family last night! 1. Buy the perfect bread The bread is the most important part. It’s the only new thing you’ll be bringing to this sandwich full of leftover food and emotional discomfort. This food, you, and your family, have all been through a lot, so you’re gonna need something thick enough to handle this mess, but soft enough to be sensitive to the complete lack of physical and mental ener...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Brussels, Henry David Thoreau

Intense First Trailer for 'Mine 9' - Another Mine Disaster Survival Film

"Paycheck ain't going to mean shit if you die two miles in, Kenny." View the first official trailer for an indie survival horror-thriller titled Mine 9, about a horrible mine disaster trapping nine men underground. From filmmaker Eddie Mensore, the film takes place in the Appalachians, where miners working two miles into the earth end up stuck underground after a methane explosion leaves them with only one hour of oxygen. Mine 9 stars Terry Serpico, Mark Ashworth, Kevin Sizemore, Clint James...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Indies, To Watch, Kenny View, Eddie Mensore, Elizabeth Houston

Tumblr Ecstatic Over Zombie Land Saga’s “Trans” Idol

Zombie Land Saga has unearthed some surprising secrets in its latest emotional episode as one of the zombie idols was revealed to have been a trap the entire time, a twist that has earned the accolades of the “trans community” on social media, who have also naturally scoffed at any who would dare say something […]
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Zombies, Anime, Traps, Image Gallery, MAPPA, Zombie Land Saga, Tumblr Ecstatic Over Zombie Land Saga

Black Friday Questions

Happy Black Friday. Here are some FQ’s besides where did I park my car? Sanford is first at the table (so to speak): I was looking up something about the famous Chuckles episode. I found this... [Author: Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Sanford, Happy Black, Ken Levine

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