The Disney/Marvel theme park tie-ins started with Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually, we’ll see the first-ever Avengers ride. And in-between, there’s a whole lot of Marvel coming to Disney parks in the coming years. At the Disney Parks panel at the D23 Expo on Sunday, the company announced a bunch of new details about how all the Marvel characters are going to be integrated into their parks. A few days earlier, the company revealed most of this will happen in areas called Avengers Campus. The Campus’ are themed Marvel lands which, in story, were built as a unique outpost set up by the Avengers to recruit new heroes. Advertisement When the Avengers Campus in Disney’s California Adventure, which we first heard about two years ago and can’t use the world “Marvel,” opens in 2020, it’ll only have one new ride. The ride, which has yet to be named, will be themed around Spider-Man, the first Spidey-ride in a Disney park. (The non-Disney … [Read more...] about Avengers, Spider-Man, and More Marvel Attractions Coming to Disney Parks in the Near Future
David O. Russell, the acclaimed director of The Fighter and Three Kings whose visions of the Uncharted video game series riled up fans of the PlayStation 3 franchise, is no longer attached to an Uncharted movie, Variety reports. The Hollywood trade publication states that Russell left the film over "creative differences" and that Sony's Columbia Pictures studio is looking for a new writer. Advertisement We don't know what those creative differences are, but gaming fans may want to believe that they could be about Russell's vision for an Uncharted movie having little to do with the fiction of the games that star an in-over-his-head everyman, Nathan Drake, trying to hunt treasure while flirting with attractive women and hanging on to many a precarious ledges. Earlier this year, Russell had told MTV that he wanted an Uncharted movie to be about "a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities ... They're like the Sopranos in some ways, but they have great … [Read more...] about David O. Russell Drops Out of Controversial
The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in central Montana is home to an array of plant life, wildlife and unique geology. Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management Advertisement On April 26, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments created since Jan. 1, 1996 that contain more than 100,000 acres. The executive order could put more than 20 national monuments created by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, in jeopardy. The monuments include a vast array of landscapes and historical sites. Trump said the order would end the "egregious abuse of federal power" and return it "back to the states and to the people, where it belongs." "The previous administration used a 100-year-old law known as the Antiquities Act to unilaterally put millions of acres of land and water under strict federal control," Trump said, "eliminating the ability of the people who actually live in those … [Read more...] about Trump Considers Removing National Monument Status … But Can He?
Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Napster founder Sean Parker’s multi-million dollar, Lord Of The Rings-themed wedding from 2013, and its failed offer to pay actor Ian McKellen $1.5 million to officiate in-character as Gandalf the wizard. (The thespian’s dry response: “I’m sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings”.) And the story might have concluded there, except this is The Lord Of The Rings, where there’s always another ending lurking in the wings. And so Parker’s offer caught the ire last night of perhaps the only public figure who’s a bigger Tolkien nerd than him: Late Show host Stephen Colbert. Yes, it’s the return of LoTRNerd Stephen Colbert, one of our favorite figures in all of modern pop culture. It’s not just that Colbert’s deeply informed about the flame of Anor and the “mother-trucking Balrog”—anybody with a teleprompter and a browser page open to One Wiki To Rule Them All … [Read more...] about Sean Parker’s wizard wedding provoked the wrath of
Before we talk about “The First Step,” it’s important we discuss what’s clearly the viewing public’s chief concern concerning Me, Myself & I: The Moynihan/Larroquette paradox. How, pray tell, could the gentle, bumbling, soft-edged Bobby Moynihan in just 25 years come to look, talk, and conduct one’s self in the manner of the sharp, silver-tongued silver fox that is John Larroquette? Some in the comments of last week’s review theorized that the show’s 2042 exists in the aftermath of some Trumpian catastrophe, one which resulted in a non-lethal nuclear calamity that nevertheless warped our physical appearances. If that’s the case, however, sign me up; I’d swallow a piece of plutonium if it meant I could look like Larroquette. Advertisement While it’s fun to weigh the peculiarities of this particular casting choice, it’s also kinda silly in the parlance of a high-concept sitcom. I mean, are we really all that … [Read more...] about Romantic failure plays out differently in each of