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Road to Endgame: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Breaks From the Marvel Formula, But Does It Matter to the Larger MCU?

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition : Ant-Man and the Wasp is an easy, breezy, meaningless entry.) As the Marvel Cinematic Universe increases in bombast, it needs the occasional palette-cleanser. The bloated Avengers: Age of Ultron   was followed by Ant-Man , a heist film in the vein of a studio comedy. Similarly, the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War   was succeeded by Ant...
Tags: Hope, Movies, Marvel, America, Features, Road, Marvel Studios, Rudd, Captain America, Ava, Wasp, Janet, LANG, Cassie, Ultron, MCU


Pop Culture Imports: 5 Essential Foreign Movies to Watch on the Criterion Channel

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) The Criterion Channel launched earlier this month to the joy of cinephiles everywhere. Following the demise of FilmStruck, the Criterion Collection teamed up with Janus Films to launch a new streaming service that contains a vast library of more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of supplementary features. Impeccably curated and frequently refreshed, The Criterion Channe...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Sweden, France, Germany, Berlin, Features, Paris, Tokyo, South London, Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, Roma, Humphrey Bogart, Francois Truffaut, Max Von Sydow


Super Sets for your Bookshelves

Although a full bookshelf is always easy on the eye, a shelf filled with a complete set or collection can be stunning. Below are some of the most eye-catching examples of sets available on AbeBooks. There’s fiction, politics, art. children’s books, Penguins and spies. A complete set of James Bond first editions: Published by Jonathan Cape between 1953 and 1966, Ian Fleming produced 14 Bond books. The publisher didn’t expect the first book, Casino Royale, to sell and printed less than 5...
Tags: Books, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Egypt, Winston Churchill, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Pablo Picasso, Sherlock Holmes, Vanity Fair, Bond, Churchill, Alexandria, Lake District, Picasso, Don


Road to Endgame: ‘Ant-Man’ is Simple and Sincere, But It Feels Like Something is Holding It Back

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition:  Ant-Man  is charming, but feels like two different scripts smashed together) Ant-Man  would’ve been a different beast under director Edgar Wright ( Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead ), who left the project over creative differences in 2014. The Avengers   had recently swept the globe, and with the note-factory that was Marvel Creative Committee sti...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Robin Hood, Features, Road, Avengers, Maggie, Marvel Studios, Committee, Ant-man, Reed, Wright, Luis, Paul Rudd, LANG, Ike Perlmutter


Dapper Day event brings thousands to Disneyland this weekend in dashing fashions

Fashionable Disneyland visitors with parasols, bow ties, high heels and straw boater hats will pop out among the sea of Mickey Mouse T-shirts, cargo shorts and flip flops this weekend during the Dapper Day spring outing at the Anaheim theme park. Dapper Day returns to Disneyland on Sunday, April 14, with an influx of thousands of visitors dressed in refined and elegant styles that recall an earlier era when people wore their Sunday best to attend the Anaheim theme park. Looking very well dre...
Tags: Florida, France, Disney, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, San Jose, Bill, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Monterey, Smith, Berkeley


How To Make Smart Music Marketing Happen

In this final of a five part series on how to effectively allocate money in the correct places in order to benefit your music career, we hear from multiple industry experts on which creative marketing techniques can help artists can do to stay competitive in an increasingly challenging industry.   ___________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the fifth and final piece in our five-part Decoded series in which we break down (1) a mental framework to help spend money in the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Drake, Detroit, DSP, Gardner, CPM, LANG, Facebook Newsfeed, Koehler


'If you pick a favorite and you're wrong, you're fired': Banks are debating whether to take a single- or multi-cloud approach with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google

Banks, eager to cut costs and innovate faster to keep up with agile fintechs, are becoming more comfortable using the public cloud. Despite the big plans that banks have, a majority remain unsure of whether to work with a single or multiple cloud services. How banks decide to engage with the public cloud will be closely watched by the providers because Wall Street represents a significant revenue stream that until now has been largely untapped. After years of hesitancy — owing largely to conc...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Trends, Morgan Stanley, Saxo Bank, Anthony, Jpmorgan, Rowe, LANG, Gorman, Amazon Google, Amazon Microsoft, Andrew Lang, Kerner


'If you pick a favorite and you're wrong, you're fired': Banks are debating how to work with AWS, Microsoft, and Google as they shift to the cloud

Banks, eager to cut costs and innovate faster to keep up with agile fintechs, are becoming more comfortable using the public cloud. Despite the big plans that banks have, a majority remain unsure of whether to work with a single or multiple cloud services. How banks decide to engage with the public cloud will be closely watched by the providers because Wall Street represents a significant revenue stream that until now has been largely untapped. After years of hesitancy — owing largely to conc...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Trends, Morgan Stanley, Aston Martin, Saxo Bank, Anthony, Jpmorgan, Rowe, LANG, Gorman, Amazon Google, Amazon Microsoft, Lagonda


LSO/Roth and others - Lang, Manoury, Shin, and Scriabin, 24 March 2019

Barbican foyers and Barbican Hall David Lang: the public domain (UK premiere) Philippe Manoury: Ring (UK premiere) Donghoon Shin: Kafka’s Dream (world premiere) Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy , op.54 London Symphony Chorus LSO Community Choir 500 Voices Participants Simon Halsey (chorus director) Esmerelda Conde-Ruiz, Emily Dickens, Lucy Griffiths, David Lawrence, Jack Apperley (conductors) London Symphony Orchestra François-Xav...
Tags: UK, Religion, Kafka, London Symphony Orchestra, Strauss, Boulez, Roth, Shin, Stockhausen, David Lang, LSO, Scriabin, LANG, Mark Berry, Simon Halsey, François Xavier Roth


Patriots sign tackle Cedrick Lang, adding O-line depth

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed tackle Cedrick Lang, adding some depth to their offensive line. The 26-year-old spent last season on injured reserve with the Vikings. At 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds, Lang will be competing for a spot in a group that is looking to replace tackle Trent Brown after he signed […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Vikings, FOXBOROUGH Mass, LANG, Trent Brown, Cedrick Lang


Patriots sign offensive tackle, UTEP product Cedrick Lang

The New England Patriots have added some more depth to their offensive line. The Patriots announced Monday they have signed offensive tackle Cedrick Lang.  He's listed at 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds. Lang did not play a single game last season because he was on the Minnesota Vikings' injured reserve list.
Tags: News, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, LANG, UTEP, Cedrick Lang


American International Tops St. Cloud State 2-1

FARGO – It’s pretty safe to say American International College was going to remember their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance no matter what happened. AIC can now say they’re unbeaten all-time in college hockey’s biggest event. At least for now. The Yellow Jackets disrupted the offensive flow of top overall seed St. Cloud State all night long, and they survived a late flurry to stun the Huskies 2-1 on Friday night in the second West Regional semifinal. “Excited for our group. We had a s...
Tags: Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Air Force, Ncaa Tournament, Huskies, Christensen, Blake, Larson, AIC, LANG, St Cloud State, NCHC, SCSU, Denver Pioneers, Jimmy Schuldt


Two-time Pro Bowl OL Lang announces retirement

Veteran offensive lineman T.J. Lang announced his retirement on Friday. Lang spent the past two years with the Detroit Lions but battled a series of injuries while there.
Tags: NFL, Detroit Lions, LANG, T J Lang


Packers mainstay and Super Bowl champ T.J. Lang calls it a career

From 2011 to 2016, Aaron Rodgers made it to five Pro Bowls and was named to two All-Pro teams. For 91 of those 96 games, offensive lineman T.J. Lang made sure Rodgers had a clean pocket. It's still not too late to join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league] After 10 seasons in the NFL, the 31-year-old Lang decided to call it a career Friday.
Tags: News, NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Rodgers, LANG, J Lang, T J Lang


2019 NCAA Tournament West Regional Preview: American International

Regular season: 22-16-1, 17-9-1 AHA. Won regular-season title, won conference tournament championship game 3-2 over Niagara in overtime. How they got here: Automatic bid by virtue of winning conference tournament. #4 seed in the West Regional and #16 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Impact players: Junior forward Blake Christensen, 46 points (16 goals). Sophomore forward Tobias Fladeby, 25 points (18 goals). Sophomore defenseman Brennan Kapcheck, 24 points (4 goals). Junior goaltender ...
Tags: Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Ncaa Tournament, Niagara, AIC, LANG, St Cloud State, Sophomore, Atlantic Hockey, American International College, Eric Lang, Zackarias Skog, Sean Davich, Blake Christensen


OxyContin Maker Settles Opioid Crisis Lawsuit With Oklahoma For $270 Million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed to pay $270 million in a deal announced Tuesday with the state of Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped set off the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out of the recent coast-to-coast wave of lawsuits against Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma that threaten to push the company into bankruptcy and have stain...
Tags: New York, London, News, Massachusetts, Ap, United States, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Guggenheim Museum, State, Tulsa, Corey, Big Pharma, Purdue, Oklahoma Supreme Court


Maker of OxyContin reaches $270 million settlement in Oklahoma

By KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL OKLAHOMA CITY — The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out of the recent coast-to-coast wave of nearly 2,000 lawsuits against Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma that threaten to push the company into bank...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, London, News, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United States, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Guggenheim Museum, Hunter, State


Would you eat a burger that’s been dry-aged for 150 days? Well, now you can

Grillmaster and cookbook author Adam Perry Lang has made his mark in the epicurean landscape of Los Angeles, and he’s done so by blending French cooking techniques with traditional American smoking and barbecuing. Lang is now serving his latest creation, The Burger, at his APL Restaurant. The Burger consists of beef that has been dry-aged for 150 days or more and is topped by American cheese, crisp white onion, pickles and mustard aioli on a potato bun. “It’s an amazing burger,” Lang said. “It’s...
Tags: Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Guy Fieri, Burger, San Pedro, Beaumont, San Fernando Valley, LANG, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Russo Brothers Confirm They’re Misleading Audiences Again With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailers

When it comes to Marvel movie trailers, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that we shouldn’t believe what we see. Spider-Man was hidden from an airport fight shot in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, the Thor: Ragnarok trailers faked out audiences by including a key shot of Thor with both of his eyes, and an Avengers: Infinity War trailer threw us off by including a shot of Hulk running with Team Wakanda that never even appeared in the film. Now directors Anthony and Joe Russo have confir...
Tags: Movies, America, Earth, Sequels, Thor, Marvel Studios, Russo brothers, Anthony, Joe Russo, Russos, LANG, Scott Lang, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Movie Marketing, Anthony And Joe Russo


Woodstock 50 Lineup Leaks

Jay Z, Dead & Co., Chance the Rapper and the Black Keys are among the artists who will headline the upcoming Woodstock 50 music festival, according to a report in Variety. While the headline has not been officially announced, a rep for the festival did not deny the report in Variety and pointed us to a quote provided by Festival co-founder Michael Lang to Rolling Stone, making the leak seem orchestrated “We are thrilled with all the excitement about Woodstock 50, but we have an oblig...
Tags: Music, Black Keys, Rolling Stone, Jack White, Dorothy, Woodstock, Bruce Houghton, Dawes, Variety, LANG, Watkins Glen New York, Michael Lang, Bishop Briggs, Jay Z Dead Co Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr Cage, Killers Greta Van Fleet Margo Price


Lions release veteran, banged-up offensive guard T.J. Lang

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have cut offensive guard T.J. Lang. Detroit made the move Friday, releasing the banged-up veteran with one season left on his three-year contract. The 31-year-old Lang played a career-low six games last season and went on injured reserve in November with a neck injury. His career has […]
Tags: News, Sports, Detroit Lions, Allen, LANG, T J Lang, T J Lang Detroit


Lions part ways with 2-time Pro Bowler Lang

Former Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang, who was due to make more than $11 million against the cap in 2019, was released by the Lions on Friday.
Tags: NFL, Lions, LANG, T J Lang


Woodstock 50 Said To Face Financial Woes

With Woodstock 50 scheduled to take place in just six months, event organizers have not released an initial lineup. Woodstock 50, intended to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, is scheduled to take place from 16-18 in Watkins Glen in Upstate New York a few miles from the original festival grounds. Since the festival was first announced in January, few additional details about the event have come to light, leading to speculation about the event’s fi...
Tags: Music, New York Times, Times, Jay, Woodstock, Halsey, Bruce Houghton, John Roberts, Upstate New York, Santana, Bethel Woods, LANG, Watkins Glen, Dentsu, Dentsu Aegis Network, Michael Lang Joel Rosenman


Brooklyn 99 Stars Reflect On #MeToo Episode: Every Woman Shouldnt Have a Story, But Unfortunately They Do

The following contains spoilers from Thursday’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Amy Santiago came forward with her own #MeToo story during Thursday’s very special episode, directed by series star Stephanie Beatriz. In “He Said, She Said,” the sergeant (played by Melissa Fumero) revealed to Jake (Andy Samberg) that her former captain at the Six-Four crossed a line when she was just a rookie. “He helped me get on the detective track, and he gave me all the best cases,” she said. “When I...
Tags: Religion, Brooklyn, Andy, Amy, Rosa, Melissa, Jake, Stephanie, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Carrie, Seth, NDA, LANG, Beatriz, Stephanie Beatriz, Carrie Brennan


PE-backed Red Collar acquires Hampshire Pet

Red Collar Pet Foods, which is backed by Arbor Investments, has acquired Joplin, Missouri-based Hampshire Pet Products LLC, a provider of baked and cold formed pet products. No financial terms were disclosed. Duff & Phelps Securities was sell-side financial adviser to Hampshire Pet on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE Franklin, TN – February 21, 2019 Red Collar Pet Foods (“Red Collar”) announced today the acquisition of Hampshire Pet Products, LLC (“Hampshire Pet”). Based in Joplin, Missouri, the c...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, North America, Hampshire, Kirkland Ellis, Arbor, LANG, Chris Hamilton, PE, Catterton, Joplin Missouri, Miami Oklahoma, Duff Phelps Securities, Mars Petcare, Arbor Investments


Disappointed backers who raised more than $3 million to fund a buzzy coffee startup are revolting and calling it the 'Fyre Festival' of French presses

Coffee startup Rite Development Lab raised more than $3 million in crowdfunding over the last year with the promise of the perfect "no mess" French press, which it calls Rite Press. However, hundreds of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers now say that after months of delays, they still have not received the French presses that they were promised in return for their pledges.  In early February, founder Sargam Patel said that the company had run out of funding for Rite Press and asked backers for ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, China, Trends, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Business Insider, McDonald, Patel, Gallagher, LANG, Jason Scott, David Gallagher, Maggie Lang, Rite Press, Business Insider He


Disappointed backers who raised more than $1 million to fund a buzzy coffee startup are revolting and calling it the 'Fyre Festival' of French presses

Coffee startup Rite Development Lab raised more than $1 million in crowdfunding over the last year with the promise of the perfect "no mess" French press, which it calls Rite Press. However, hundreds of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers now say that after months of delays, they still have not received the French presses that they were promised in return for their pledges.  In early February, founder Sargam Patel said that the company had run out of funding for Rite Press and asked backers for ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Zara, Business Insider, McDonald, Patel, Gallagher, LANG, Jason Scott, David Gallagher, Maggie Lang, Rite Press, Business Insider He


A buzzy coffee startup raised more than $2 million through crowdfunding. A year later, hundreds of backers who still haven't received their French presses are comparing it to Fyre Festival and vowing never to use Kickstarter again.

Coffee startup Rite Development Lab raised more than $2 million in crowdfunding over the last year with the promise of the perfect "no mess" French press, which it calls Rite Press. However, hundreds of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers now say that after months of delays, they still have not received the French presses that they were promised in return for their pledges.  In early February, founder Sargam Patel said that the company had run out of funding for Rite Press and asked backers for ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Zara, Business Insider, McDonald, Patel, Gallagher, LANG, Jason Scott, David Gallagher, Maggie Lang, Rite Press, Business Insider He


A buzzy coffee startup raised more than $3 million through crowdfunding. A year later, hundreds of backers who still haven't received their French presses are comparing it to Fyre Festival and vowing never to use Kickstarter again.

Coffee startup Rite Development Lab raised more than $3 million in crowdfunding over the last year with the promise of the perfect "no mess" French press, which it calls Rite Press. However, hundreds of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers now say that after months of delays, they still have not received the French presses that they were promised in return for their pledges.  In early February, founder Sargam Patel said that the company had run out of funding for Rite Press and asked backers for ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Zara, Business Insider, McDonald, Patel, Gallagher, LANG, Jason Scott, David Gallagher, Maggie Lang, Rite Press, Business Insider He


Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Every Trick You Need To Seduce Someone With A Playlist

A woman goes home with a man. She looks around his bachelor pad, taking in his wall art: Klimt, Lichtenstein, and an Arcade Fire concert poster — clearly, he contains multitudes. While she's making the rounds of his black-leathered pad, he slips over to his record player (no matter what year it is, he has a record player, because he is “smooth”) and drops that needle. The dulcet sounds of Lana Del Rey’s “Cherry” start to pipe through the apartment. Or maybe it's Chet Baker’s “I Fall In Love Too...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, David Byrne, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean, Chet Baker, Jagger, Khia