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Betancourt on Spider-Man

Miles Morales is a Spider-Man who's biracial like me. So why wasn't I more excited for his movie? [in print as Looking at Spider-Man and seeing myself]. By David Betancourt Reporter Washington Post December 15 2018, p. C1-2 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/12/13/miles-morales-is-spider-man-whos-biracial-like-me-so-why-wasnt-i-more-excited-his-movie/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Miles Morales, Betancourt, Mike Rhode, David Betancourt


That darn Mark Trail and Doonesbury

'Doonesbury' divides Mary Kay Stine, Reston Washington Post December 15 2018online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/readers-critique-the-post-melania-trumps-christmas-charles-krauthammers-timeless-prose-and-trumps-red-button/2018/12/14/cd82eef8-ffba-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html 'Mark Trail' brings the world together Frank Kohn, FairfaxWashington Post December 15 2018online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/readers-cri...
Tags: Comics, Mike Rhode, Mary Kay Stine, Reston Washington Post, Frank Kohn


Secrets of Haunted House #30 - Don Newton art

Secrets of Haunted House v1 #30, 1980 - Don Newton illustrates a tale of a modern witch who seeks to resurrect her dead lover. Unfortunately, the artist's opening page is poorly composed with a lack of emphasis on the main character. Thankfully, the remaining pages are better. Newton's facial expressions, combined with dramatic lighting, are skillfully drawn (see interior page below). Dan Adkins [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, House, Newton, Don Newton, Ted F, Dan Adkins


Anima Yell Cheers At The Beach

Pure moe cheering series Anima Yell has hit the beach in its latest airing, a pleasure for those anxiously awaiting the predictable anime staple, with the show naturally delivering plenty of cute dancing to make up for the less than stellar bikini action. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Anime, Beach, Moe, Image Gallery, Mizugi, Dogakobo, Anima Yell


On The Pleasures of Edward Gorey

Recently, I've been fixated on Edward Gorey. He has a new biography out by Mark Dery, and I admire Gorey because he was an uncompromising artist who never let others get too much in the way of his production. He somehow knew what to do, even if it was another nonsense book shaped by the alphabet or made up of limericks. By writing and drawing brief books, Gorey did as he pleased until the outside world caught up with him in the 1970s. He never seemed to cater to anyone, and one symptom of that ...
Tags: England, Movies, Henry James, Edward Gorey, Gorey, Dery, Mark Dery, The Film Doctor, Mallarme Gorey


Red Dead 2 Online “Scamming Players Out Of Their Money”

One Red Dead Redemption 2 rube who decided to spend real world money on the game’s “gold bars” to purchase an item he wanted is claiming that Rockstar is scamming people out of their money by not even letting players know the item is unpurchasable for them when they offer the chance. Realizing he was […]
Tags: Games, Marketing, Anime, Rockstar Games, Dlc, Online Gaming, Red Dead Redemption


Best new shows and movies to stream: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma, ‘Sabrina’ special

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Alfonso Cuaron's new film Roma, Jim Henson's classic fantasy The Dark Crystal, and more. The post Best new shows and movies to stream: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma, ‘Sabrina’ special appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Alfonso Cuarón, Home Theater, Streaming, Roma, Sabrina, Movies & TV, Roma Jim Henson, Roma Sabrina


Dawn French to be the voice of Greatest Hits Radio

Dawn French will be the station voice of Bauer’s Greatest Hits Radio brand when it officially launches in January. The station, playing music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, will be on numerous DAB multiplexes around the UK, 105.2 FM in the West Midlands and 105.9 FM in Liverpool, AM in the North and online. The network currently identifies as the City 2 Network but will rebrand and add West Midlands FM from January 7th, except in Scotland, which keeps its current identity and Scottish programmes....
Tags: UK, London, Top, Scotland, Radio, David Bowie, West Midlands, Julian Clary, Dawn, Bauer, Station News, Production News, Greatest Hits Radio, Liverpool AM, Geraldine Granger, Andy Ashton Network Content Director


HQ Trivia & Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead early Sunday morning (Dec. 16) of a suspected drug overdose. He was 35 years old. According to TMZ, Kroll’s girlfriend called police early Sunday to do a welfare check after she was unable to get in touch with him. When police arrived at his Manhattan apartment, he was found unresponsive lying face down in his bed with drug paraphernalia nearby and pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders, the Daily Beast repo...
Tags: Games, New York Post, Yahoo, Drugs, New York City, Tech, Mobile Apps, Pop Culture, Manhattan, Jazz, Vine, Time Magazine, EMS, The Daily Beast, Cto, Rus Yusopov


‘Playmobil: The Movie’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘The LEGO Movie’ With Fewer Bricks

It was only a matter of time before the makers of Playmobil took a look at those LEGO Movie box office numbers and said: “Why not us?” The figures, which originated in Germany, are kind of like LEGOs, but with a lot fewer pieces. And now they have their own movie! In Playmobil: The Movie, a pair of siblings end up being turned into the tiny plastic toys, and getting sucked into their world. Watch the Playmobil: The Movie trailer below. Playmobil The Movie Trailer I was never that into L...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Animation, Meghan Trainor, Movie Trailers, Jim Gaffigan, Playmobil, Adam Lambert, Charlie, Lego Movie, Marla, Anya Taylor-joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel-Radcliffe, Playmobil: The Movie, Charlie Gabriel Bateman


Doctor Strange v2 #46 - Frank Miller cover

Frank Miller Doctor Strange v2 #46, 1981 - In many Marvel comics of the era, Frank Miller was advertised as taking over as series artist. While that failed to happen, Miller did contribute this one and only Doctor Strange cover. The composition is weak, lacking in hierarchy or central focal point. The heroes, standing back to back in nearly mirror images of each other, are oddly positioned. [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Miller, Frank Miller, Ted F


Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ offers a darker take on Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’

At first, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might seem like an afterthought — or maybe a failed exercise in franchise-building. This new take on the story of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” comes just two years after Disney’s version made nearly a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Plus, it seemed a little strange for director Andy Serkis to say he’d respect the “darkness” of the source material — this is, after all, a talking animal story. And Warner Bros’ last-minute decision to sell “M...
Tags: Apple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Warner Bros, Rudyard Kipling, Gollum, Caesar, Mowgli, Shere Khan, Serkis


Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Steve Johnston from Ideal Agent

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Steve Johnston, the founder and CEO of Ideal Agent. We’re thrilled to have him as a recent addition to the Geek Estate Mastermind. Without further ado… What do you do? Ideal Agent is a pro-agent consumer-focused home selling platform.  We match home sellers with top-rated full-service local agents, whom in most cases are in the top 1% in their market if not, nationwide. Sellers experience better sales results and a smooth...
Tags: Florida, Interviews, Radio, Steve, Commissions, Steve Johnston, Tampa Bay Tampa, Ideal Agent


The Outer Worlds Stresses No Microtransactions

Obsidian Entertainment’s newest sci-fi FPS game with western elements, “The Outer Worlds”, stresses to players that it will most definitely not have microtransactions. In a recent interview with Gamestar as translated by DSOG, director Timothy Cain stated the following: There are no microtransactions in the game. You buy it once and then enjoy it forever. […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Xbox One, Anime, Ps4, Announcements, Pc Gaming, Obsidian, Timothy Cain, DSOG


Trailer Round-Up: ‘You Might Be The Killer’, ‘King of Thieves’, ‘Future Man’, ‘Replicas’, and More

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year: trailer round-up time. What’s that under your Christmas tree? It’s a trailer, covered in shiny gift-wrap! And look – there’s another one, in the far back corner, covered in douglas fir needles. I count eight different trailers underneath your tree, and you can metaphorically unwrap and watch ’em all below. (Don’t worry about how I know what’s under your tree. That’s not important right now.) You Might Be The Killer First up is a movie tha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, House Of Cards, Russell Crowe, Seth Rogen, Michael Caine, Christian Bale, Alyson Hannigan, Pbs, Movie Trailers, Jim Broadbent, Les Miserables, Michael Gambon, Hulu, Keanu Reeves, Dominic West


‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Clip: The Legendary Anime Filmmaker Works With His First CG Creation

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki chronicles the inevitable un-retirement of its legendary subject, but despite the predictable return of Hayao Miyazaki to the world of animation, the Kaku Arakawa documentary has a few surprises hidden up its sleeves. Namely, Miyazaki’s first dalliance with an entirely CG-animated project. The famous advocate for traditional hand-drawn animation, who notoriously once called an AI-animated short “an insult to life itself,” tackles his first CG-animated film with ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Tokyo, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Caterpillar, NHK, Boro, GKids, Kaku Arakawa, Never-Ending Man, Boro the Caterpillar, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, Boro of Boro


‘Devil Wears Prada’-Style Weinstein Assistant Movie Circles ‘Ozark’ Star Julia Garner

Another Harvey Weinstein movie is in development, but this one is told from the point of view of one of his assistants. The untitled Harvey Weinstein assistant movie, which is being described as a Devil Wears Prada-style film, is currently being shopped to studios, but director Kitty Green (Casting JonBenet) is already eying a star: Ozark‘s Julia Garner. Deadline reports that Julia Garner, who currently appears in the Netflix drama series Ozark, is in talks to star in the untitled Harvey Wei...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Casting, Green, Netflix, Harvey-Weinstein, James Schamus, Prada, True Story, Garner, Weinstein, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Devil Wears Prada, Annapurna Pictures, Julia Garner


Matt Damon Brings Tears to ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Both Laughter and Love

The Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live is one of holiday cheer and fun, and with host Matt Damon, that’s exactly what we got, complete with some special guests in one of the best cold opens in awhile. But along with the laughter, we also got some heartfelt moments too, especially from our host. It was a great way to close out 2018 with SNL. So without further adieu, let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Matt Damon hosted Saturday Night Live. The Best It’s a Wonderfu...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Matt-Damon, Robert De Niro, Snl, Ben Stiller, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Weezer, Trump, Leslie Jones, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller, Saturday-Night-Live


Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart

“Roma” is just the start of the company’s film plans. Traditional studios and multiplex chains are wondering if the strategy will cause people to skip theaters.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Netflix, Scott, Netflix Inc, Stuber, Academy Awards (Oscars, Roma (Movie


Animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Swings to the Top of the Weekend Box Office

The film features an innovative animation style — both CGI and hand-drawn
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Weekend Box Office, Onetime


‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Mule’ Score at Box Office

“Spider-Verse” took in about $35 million, enough for No. 1. “The Mule,” with $17 million, gave Clint Eastwood his best initial result since 2000.
Tags: Movies, News, Clint Eastwood, Box Office, Sony Corporation, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Movie, The Mule (Movie, Mortal Engines (Movie


Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue Anime Gets Short PV

Square Enix revealed a new short preview of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue anime set before the yet unreleased Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn DLC. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn will focus on the main antagonist of the game by revealing more of his backstory and fleshing out his motivations. The DLC is planned […]
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Anime, Ps4, Pc Gaming, Square Enix, Dlc, Final Fantasy Xv, PV


Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…

If you operate HF, it’s no secret that band conditions have not been great. The reason, of course, is that we’re at the bottom of the sunspot cycle. If we’re at the bottom of the sunspot cycle, then there’s no way to go but up, right? Maybe not. Recent data from the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center seems to suggest that solar activity isn’t going to get better any time soon. Here’s their solar flux projection as measured by the F10.7 index: As you can see, the projection is fo...
Tags: Radio, Noaa, Global Warming Policy Foundation, Valentina Zharkova, Zharkova, Propagation, Sunspot Cycle


Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse…

If you operate HF, it’s no secret that band conditions have not been great. The reason, of course, is that we’re at the bottom of the sunspot cycle. If we’re at the bottom of the sunspot cycle, then there’s no way to go but up, right? Maybe not. Recent data from the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center seems to suggest that solar activity isn’t going to get better any time soon. Here’s their solar flux projection as measured by the F10.7 index: As you can see, the projection is fo...
Tags: Radio, Noaa, Global Warming Policy Foundation, Valentina Zharkova, Zharkova, Propagation, Sunspot Cycle


Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ is Being Adapted Into a Kabuki Play

Hayao Miyazaki early on established himself as a master of his craft with his second feature and the inaugural Studio Ghibli film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. But while the 1984 anime classic helped establish the world-renowned animation studio, no one has dared to touch Miyazaki’s creation — until now. A Nausicaa of the Valley Wind play is now in the works with playwright and director G2, the figure behind the Resident Evil musical, adapting the Miyazaki masterpiece into a kabuki produ...
Tags: Movies, Stage, Adaptation, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Valley, Marnie, Sports Hochi, G2, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Naruto Keiko Niwa


Red Band Trailer for Psycho-Thriller Film 'Braid' with Madeline Brewer

"A Lynchian head trip." Whoa. Blue Fox Entertainment has unleashed an official red band trailer for a new "psycho-thriller" film titled Braid, which originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. From filmmaker Mitzi Peirone, making her feature debut, the story is about two wanted women who decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children. Say what? Yeah, this look trippy and wild and violent and dangerous. In order ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Tribeca Film Festival, To Watch, Madeline Brewer, Mitzi Peirone, Peirone, Whoa Blue Fox Entertainment, Mary Looram


All Points Bulletin: Haikyu Heaven

If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on an APB drop us a line via email or Twitter.  Alain’s picks: All Fired Up Red Boy and the true Samadhi Fire. Oh. That Explains A Lot The Generalized Friendship Paradox. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Kitchen Eat Better than the Bobop Crew.   Kate’s picks: Haikyu!! … Continue reading All Points Bulletin: Haikyu Heaven
Tags: Anime, All Points Bulletin, APB, Bobop Crew Kate


Benedict Cumberbatch is Cummings in Official Trailer for 'Brexit' Film

"How to change the course of history?" HBO has revealed a full-length trailer for a movie called Brexit, also known as Brexit: The Uncivil War, which is actually a made-for-TV film but we can't help feature it anyway. Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this as Dominic Cummings, the now infamous political strategist who utilized controversial campaigning and social media tactics to successfully (unfortunately) spearhead the "Vote Leave" campaign. For those from America, Cummings seems to be the St...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Trailer, America, Brexit, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, To Watch, Steve Bannon, Lee Boardman


50 Under 50 - Part VI: Success!

I started my resolution to watch 50 movies made before 1950 in 2018 in March. While I'd already watched a couple of qualifying movies, I was still several movies behind for a good portion of the year. For progress so far: [Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] After a strong showing during the Six Weeks of Halloween horror movie marathon, I had made up that shortfall and then some. This past week, I officially hit 50 films made before 1950. I will definitely see a few more before year'...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cary Grant, Wings, Roger Ebert, New Mexico, Grant, Rian Johnson, Lake, Veronica Lake, Sullivan, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Hitchcock, Femme Fatale, Ernst Lubitsch


Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Turns out not every old tweet is problematic.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Rappers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Frank Ocean, Ally, Rapper



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