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Trigun Stampede is a new series based on the classic anime and manga


Toho and Crunchyroll have announced Trigun Stampede, a new series coming in 2023 based on the beloved classic anime and manga Trigun.

Trigun Stampede is produced by BEASTARS, Godzilla Singular Point, and Land of the Lustrous’ Orange studio with “all-new staff and a cast,” and Crunchyroll will simultaneously stream the new anime from Japan to over 200 countries around the world.

For those unfamiliar, Trigun was originally a Japanese manga series by Yasuhiro Nightow that ran from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, it was turned into an anime series of the same name.

The anime consisted of 26 episodes which first aired on TV Tokyo from April to September 1998. The series would come to North America soon after and make its way to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2003.

In 2010, a feature film titled Trigun: Badlands Rumble was released and continued the adventures of Vash the Stampede.

More information about Trigun Stampede will be shared at Anime Expo 2022 on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET. Nightow will be on the panel alongside Kouji Tajima (designer), Kiyotaka Waki ​​(producer, Orange), Yoshihiro Watanabe (producer, Orange), and Katsuhiro Takei (producer, Toho).

We called Vash one of the greatest anime characters of all time, saying “Although Vash is often portrayed as a childish goofball, in reality he is a very complex and tortured character who does his best to save people who never even know what he did for them.”

Trigun also received an honorable mention in our list of the 25 best anime series of all time.

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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.

Hungary extends food and fuel price caps until October amid runaway inflation | world news


BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The Hungarian government has extended a price cap on some basic foods and fuels until October 1, while a cap on retail mortgage interest rates will remain in place until October 1. end of the year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on his Facebook. Thursday page.

Inflation across Eastern Europe has risen since Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine amplified already strong price pressures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, forcing central banks to the region to sharp increases in interest rates.

Orban’s price caps have been a mainstay of his nationalist government’s efforts to protect households from rising costs of living, but even with those measures inflation hit double-digit territory last month.

The short announcement on Orban’s Facebook page contained no further details, likely indicating that the measures would be extended in their current form.

The National Bank of Hungary, already in its third fastest rate hike cycle since the collapse of communism, was forced to raise its one-week deposit rate further on Thursday to support the forint, which fell to a low record against the euro this week.

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So far, there is little evidence that the bank’s rate hikes have significantly curbed inflation, which could top the BNH’s full-year forecast of 9.8% released in March. Deputy Governor Barnabas Virag told reporters earlier today.

Orban’s government set a limit of 480 forints ($1.25) per liter on fuel prices in mid-November and followed with caps on some staple foods in February. The measures reduced headline inflation by 5 to 6 percentage points, Orban said.

The scope of the fuel price cap was recently restricted to cars registered in Hungary, sparking a dispute with the European Union, while Hungarian energy group MOL called for the measure to be phased out.

Extending a cap on mortgage rates to protect borrowers from the higher cost of borrowing will be an additional blow to Hungarian banks, already hit with a large windfall tax under Orban’s measures to reduce the budget deficit.

At 12:01 GMT, MOL shares were trading down 2.3% at 2,832 forints on the Budapest Stock Exchange, underperforming the blue chip index, which fell 1%. Shares of Hungarian bank OTP fell 0.4%. ($1 = 383.3 forints)

(Reporting by Anita Komuves and Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

New Spider-Verse movie ‘tests the limits of animation’


ANNECY, France — With more than 240 six-dimensional characters, the creators of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” push animation and storytelling to the limit with the sequel to their Oscar-winning hit.

The first unfinished images of the sequel – one of the most anticipated of 2023 – received a standing ovation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France on Tuesday.

It once again focuses on New York teenager Miles Morales, who is just one of many different forms of spider superheroes spread across parallel dimensions.

Like the first installment, 2019’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” it’s a show of technical wizardry, with different visual styles used for each of the universes the superhero visited.

Among the scenes unveiled on Tuesday was an extremely impressive fight with a vulture at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, with a heavily pregnant spider woman crashing into the scene on a motorbike.

Morales “was always at the heart of the film. But we didn’t want to rest on our laurels and take the easy route,” Kemp Powers, one of the film’s three directors, told AFP.

The team is feeling the weight of expectation this time around.

The first film was a dormant hit, gradually gaining momentum thanks to strong reviews and audience response – eventually winning the Oscar for Best Animation.

“It’s very ambitious – the idea was to push ourselves creatively and test the limits of what technology can do,” said co-director Joachim dos Santos, while promising that the plot would always be understandable for everyone, from “babies to grandparents”.

“Wonderful Medium”

The team is especially having fun creating new villain The Spot, who will be voiced by Jason Schwartzman, whose body is a series of holes that look like an unfinished shape-shifting drawing.

“Animation is a wonderful medium because there are things you can only do with animation,” co-director Justin Thompson told AFP.

“You can’t imagine a live action medium that could replicate what we’re doing now with The Spot in terms of look, movement, interacting with multiple people at the same time…it would have looks so cheesy in live action, but it actually looks fluid in animation.”

While directors like to escape the confines of reality — “no film is tied to physics or gravity,” Powers said — there are inevitable constraints.

“We take five or six years per film. We have big teams but no one can imagine how long it takes to make just a few seconds,” he said.

“While our imagination has no limits, time is a limit.”

The film is set to be released worldwide in June 2023, with a third installment planned for the following year.

The creators are determined that both get a full theatrical release, especially after Powers had to see his previous film, Pixar’s “Soul,” go straight to streaming due to the pandemic.

“We make these for the big screen, and these will be on the big screen, barring an alien invasion or a world war!” he said.

Nathan Fielder’s New TV Show Reveals Mysterious New Trailer


Having signed an exclusive deal with HBO in 2019, comedian Nathan Fielder, best known to many for this hit Comedy Central series Nat for youunveiled the first trailer for its new television series, Repetition. In the trailer, all we see is a young mother talking to her baby while men in a control room watch a series of monitors showing images from around the house. Fielder walks behind them pacing as the title card appears on screen. Not much is clear about the series from these images, but the comedian himself promised “very soon” in his trailer tweet. Check it out below.

When The Rehearsal was first picked up by HBO, there were a few details about what the series would be. Last year, Deadline reported that Fielder would write, direct, star and produce the series, describing it as “set in a world where nothing ever seems to work out the way you hoped, Nathan Fielder gives people the opportunity to repeat for their own lives.” The trade noted that HBO wouldn’t reveal if the series was a fully scripted series or if it was something similar to Nathan For You, based on reality, and frankly, after seeing the trailer, it’s still unclear what the series will be like when it premieres.

Fielder’s The Rehearsal isn’t his first job with HBO, as he’s also executive producer of the hit comedy How To With John Wilson, the wildly funny reality show. The comedian is also developing a television series for Showtime, titled The Curse, where he will star alongside Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems, Obi-Wan Kenobi). A scripted comedy that mixes genres, The curse explores how an alleged curse disrupts the relationship of a newly married couple as they attempt to conceive while co-starring in their problematic new show on HGTV. Check back here for more details on The Curse and The Rehearsal as we learn more about them.

Katikati John Russell kite flies high in Matariki


John Russell with his amethyst kite, which will fly high on Tauranga’s Matariki Kite Day. Photo / Rebecca Mauger

John Russell kept a flightless kite for 30 years until one day the disappointing kite turned into a resounding success.

John ‘the Katikati kite man’ was trying to teach his children the joy of kiting – which he always loved as a child – but the stubborn kite refused to take off.

With the help of an experienced kite and a few adjustments, the kite flew and John’s fascination with kites began.

Since then, he has been flying kites and organizing kite events. He also taught kite making in schools.

John has been a 10 year member of the New Zealand Kitefliers Association (NZKA) and has organized over a dozen kite days across Waihi Beach, Katikati and Tauranga. He is the organizer of the Tauranga City Libraries event this weekend and the NZKA Matariki Kite Day.

The best kites in the country will be piloted by members of the association.

Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades which rise in mid-winter and for some herald the start of a new year.

Kites are associated with Matariki because early Maori made and flew kites for fun or to send messages to the gods, believing they connected heaven and earth.

Tauranga Kite Day can include Disney and cartoon characters such as Spongebob, an octopus and other sea animals, personalities, a Covid kite and more. Food stalls will be present.

John will fly his exceptional amethyst kite, aptly named for its shape and color.

”I bought it because it was quite spectacular and when we flew it it’s a sweet kite…it floats straight up in the air. That’s what all kites should do.

Assembling the three-meter-tall, 2.5-meter-wide kite is the hardest part, he says. It’s a two-person job.

So what about the kites that John likes?

”It’s isolation. In other words, you can’t do anything else while flying a kite. You are in nature and the great outdoors… plus, it brings out the child in you.”

What: Matariki Kite Day
Where: Fergusson Park, Matua, Tauranga
When: June 19, 12-4 p.m.

New collection guides readers to get in touch with their emotions


Lawrence Brenner announces the publication of ‘Feelings’

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Lawrence Brenner was inspired to publish his collection of poetry, lyrics and cartoons titled “Feelings(published by Archway Publishing) having already achieved two of his three life goals of being a nationally syndicated cartoonist and playwright to complete his trifecta.

By using his words to create emotional images, Brenner allows the reader to identify with laughter, crying and contact with “feelings”. It offers a walk through the good times and the bad times. The pieces help the reader relive memories and experiences that have been hidden away. Brenner believes that as long as people can remember happy beginnings and dream of happy endings, they can handle the in-between.

“A poem must be read
As easy as the air we breathe
Without having to look inside
around or below
Like the love we share…
We breathe,” Brenner says.

“Feelings” is available to purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Feelings-Lawrence-Brenner/dp/1665700874.

By Lawrence Brenner
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5 inches | 110 pages | ISBN 9781665700870
Soft cover | 8.5 x 8.5 inches | 110 pages | ISBN 9781665700863
E-book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781665700887
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lawrence Brenner is the author of the nationally-aired cartoon “Elwyn” and the playwright and songwriter of the musical “Just We Two.” Brenner is the author of “Feelings” and “Feelings 2”. Next to his family, Brenner’s greatest joy was coaching children in baseball and soccer for several years.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has partnered with Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kinds, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach their desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 844-669-3957.

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Advocates urge California to expand food aid to young undocumented residents


Last month, Senate Speaker Toni Atkins’ office backed a plan to use $284 million to expand benefits to immigrants of all ages in the 2023-24 budget year, after the US Senate State passed a bill in 2021. But that bill stalled in the Assembly, and the full expansion was not included in the budget deal reached by legislative leaders.

While lawmakers and Newsom will continue to negotiate some differences in their budgets, the age limit is expected to remain.

“I am heartbroken to know that this proposal will continue to exclude undocumented children and adults under the age of 55, who are finding it increasingly difficult to secure nutritious food for their families in the midst of the soaring food prices and shortages of infant formula,” Chao said this month.

A spokesperson for the governor’s office did not respond to questions this month about whether he would consider expanding CFAP to undocumented immigrants of all ages, instead the spokesperson sent a email stating that California has made “historic investments” for immigrant families.

“Governor Newsom is building on these investments by proposing to expand Medi-Cal to all eligible people, regardless of immigration status, and by expanding food assistance to all eligible people age 55 and older. “, wrote the spokesperson.

Proponents noted the state’s nearly $100 billion budget surplus.

“We were disappointed to see no further allocations, given that we have a record budget surplus,” Estudillo said.

Undocumented and food insecure: who is at risk?

According to a report by the ‘Food4All’ coalition, 45% of all undocumented immigrants live in food-insecure households. Children are particularly at risk.

Food insecurity is highest among people 26 and younger, who would not be eligible for food benefits under the likely expansion.

Nourish California estimates that a full expansion of CFAP would have made an additional 690,000 to 840,000 Californians, including people over age 55, eligible for food assistance. This would have cost nearly $550 million a year, the coalition estimates.

“We want to make sure that people are able to feed themselves and their families and not have to make tough decisions (about) whether they pay rent or fill up their car with gas or feed their family,” Estudillo said.

Not everyone agrees that extending CFAP benefits to undocumented Californians is the best approach to addressing food insecurity.

Susan Shelley, vice president of communications for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said in a statement that food insecurity is a symptom of policy failure.

“California has the highest poverty rate of any state when the cost of living is taken into account,” she said. “The governor and state legislators should be held accountable for all laws, regulations, policies and taxes that drive job-creating businesses out of the state or prevent them from locating in California in the first place.”

Shelley added that the drought would lead to less food insecurity if the state builds the water storage projects that voters agreed to fund in 2014.

“We just need to do it”

The Food4All coalition says it will continue to push for a full expansion of food benefits.

“Our work will never stop until everyone has access to a nutritional safety net, regardless of their immigration status,” Estudillo said.

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, a Democrat whose district includes Downtown and East Los Angeles, said this month he was “still optimistic” the state would fully expand the program to the future.

It could happen in stages, he said, such as expanding Medi-Cal, the state health program for the poor. In May, the state expanded eligibility for Medi-Cal coverage to immigrants age 50 or older. Another proposal included in both Newsom’s budget proposal and the legislative budget agreement allows immigrants between the ages of 26 and 49 to enroll in Medi-Cal beginning in 2024.

“There is a general feeling of support” in the Legislative Assembly for the full expansion of food benefits, Santiago said.

Last year, Assembly and Senate leaders included the full expansion of food benefits in their budget agreement, but it was not included in the final budget.

“The good news is that it’s a step in the right direction,” Santiago said. “It’s definitely a years-long fight.”

Skydance Animation Teases New “Luck” Sequence – The Hollywood Reporter


Director Peggy Holmes led a presentation of new footage from Chancethe first animated feature from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation as part of their overall deal, Tuesday at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Slated to debut August 5 on Apple TV+, the story follows Sam Greenfield, voiced by Eva Noblezada, who is described as the unluckiest person alive. In the first clip, everything about her morning goes wrong, including her toast landing on the floor. In another clip, she follows a mysterious black cat, voiced by Simon Pegg, in the land of luck who looks like a perfectly timed Rube Goldberg machine in which everything goes smoothly.

“Sam is super generous of heart; the unluckiest girl in the world is looking for luck for someone else. And on this journey, Sam discovers that the worst bad luck she’s had in her life has actually led her to the luckiest thing of her life. That’s really what it’s all about,” said Holmes, an Emmy winner whose credits include Secret of the wings and The pirate fairyrecount The Hollywood Reporter. She directed from a screenplay by Kiel Murray (Cars).

Dragons are a symbol of good luck in some parts of the world, thus inspiring The Dragon, the CEO of Good Luck, who appeared in another clip and is voiced by Jane Fonda. “We built it into the process of the story,” says Holmes. “As she looked at the drawings, saw the shapes, and saw how the artists had drawn the dragon, you could see her begin to capture those moments and put the character into her body. At that meeting, Jane said, ” She’s 12 meters tall, she’s got this long tail, she should wrap it around her body like a boa.”

The voice cast is also led by Whoopi Goldberg as Captain in Lucky Land and John Ratzenberger as Rootie.

To get the Luck Land look, Holmes says she spoke with production designer Fred Warter “about this idea of ​​good luck and bad luck. I wanted to create a magical land of luck, where the luck that we experience every day in our lives is actually created. Fred made the first work of art, with two worlds, on either side of a coin. Good luck up and bad luck down. And that was it.

From there, they further developed the look of the character’s environment. “If you live somewhere where there’s only luck, you don’t need guardrails, you don’t need security…just green lights, all the time. And then you do the opposite with bad luck. There are scaffolding. Nothing works.

For Holmes, Chance demonstrates “who we all are at Skydance – telling deep, emotional stories, creating a world you’ve never seen before, and making a movie for everyone.”

John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann produce Chance.

10 Bad TV Shows With Incredible Pilots, According To Reddit


After the series premiere of Ms. Marvel received positive reviews, fans can only hope that the events of the rest of the Disney+ show prove to be as interesting as those of the first 50 minutes. There’s actually a reason to keep your fingers crossed, as MCU projects haven’t always been good lately, with movies such as Eternals and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness elicited mixed reactions.

Things are unlikely to go south for Ms. Marvel, but if they do, it won’t be the first time something like this has happened. Over the years. there have been many shows that started out strong but disappointed fans after their pilots, and some Redditors have named the trending series that fall into this category.


The Last Resort (2014)

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Navy members review classified government records in The Last Resort (2014)

When the crew aboard the US Navy’s Ohio-class missile submarine defies the order to fire nuclear missiles, the members are declared enemies of the state and so take refuge on a small island. Redditor trekbette describes the pilot as “exciting ‘edge of your seat'” but is disappointed that ‘they couldn’t keep up the momentum on a one-series arc’.

The Redditor is correct that the pilot is a bit tighter and has a cinematic feel. In the first sequence of events, the crew members are more proactive since they are in the ocean (their natural habitat). Once on the island, all they have to do is engage in endless dialogue. The series therefore drifts towards the exploration of interpersonal relationships rather than going down the high-octane action route promised by the first.

The Newsroom (2012-2014)

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Mac smiling at Will in the press room

Redditor nuryshak explains that “the pilot was awesome, but then the show got preachy and just fast-paced dialogue sequences with witty responses.” In the show, a news anchor struggles to work with a new team after the previous one leaves.

After creating one of the best shows on American politics, the multiple Emmy winner the west wing, many expected Aaron Sorkin to replicate the same magic here, but the show only lasted three seasons. The decline in form can be attributed to the shift from media coverage to office politics. In the first episode, the drama delves into real-life events like the Gulf of Mexico oil spills in depth, but later on, machiavellian brawls over offices and hallways take priority.

The Black Donnellys (2007)

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Due to unavoidable circumstances, a group of 4 brothers find themselves embroiled in organized crime in Hell’s Kitchen in New York. Redditor -Brigand- appreciates the pre-trials but feels “the rest of the episodes were poor storylines trying to figure out how to deal with the fallout from the first episode.”

Most of the best gangster TV shows are held in high regard because they have a distinctive factor. The Sopranos has a mob boss who spends a lot of time in therapy while Peaky Blinders has a crime boss who loves politics. Unfortunately, The Black Donnellys is based solely on conflict and violence. Although his model looks appealing in the pilot, it quickly becomes boring, and it’s no surprise that NBC canceled it after just one season.

Under the Dome (2013-15)

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A firefighter and a cop are separated by a mysterious wall

The inhabitants of a small town find themselves in a dilemma when a dome cuts them off from the rest of the world. Reddito inquisitive_idgit thinks the series “had a pretty interesting premise – and that’s about it”.

The CBS sci-fi drama is considered one of Stephen King’s worst adaptations, so even the famous author himself has expressed his disappointment. The pilot does indeed make viewers eager to know why there is a dome, but after that, nothing seems real. Although it is cut off from the rest of the world. residents rarely have shortages of supplies. And the electricity continues to work quite well too.

FlashForward (2009–10)

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An FBI task force is tasked with finding out why the entire population of Earth passed out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. PrimeThor22 is sad that “they ended up trying to keep up with too many stories and it ended in a convoluted mess.”

Redditor’s analysis is accurate because the series spends too much time exploring what individuals saw in their dreams during the time they passed out rather than finding out what actually caused the mass blackout. As a result, viewers are forced to follow the lives of too many characters.

Joy (2009-15)

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Mercedes talks and faces Quinn in front of the lockers

In the musical performance, a teacher tries to transform the choir by welcoming new students. HeroUnser56 thinks the pilot “was also a little darker and edgier, touching on how messed up high school was for outcast characters.”

Although not a favorite among Redditors, Joy is still considered one of the best music television shows of all time. Still, it’s understandable that some feel the show won viewers over with one thing but sold them another. At first, it looks like events will be strictly about the choir’s misfit group. But in later episodes, lighter themes are adopted.

Revolution (2012)

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A man and a woman watch in Revolution

Revolutionaries fight warlords in a dystopian future where there is no electricity. Redditor then concludes that the series has deteriorated due to “too many inconsistencies”.

Given the good work he has done with Supernatural and The boys, it’s hard to believe that Eric Kripke was still in charge here. There are a lot of inconsistencies, including the fact that most people don’t seem malnourished after 15 years of starvation while others have the latest technology in a world without electricity. It’s not hard to see why the pilot was superior as it was directed by Jon Favreau.

Touch (2012–13)

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About the pilot, this_better_work, confesses that it “made me think it was a great series”. The FOX drama stars Kiefer Sutherland as a widower who discovers his son can predict the future.

Proof of how quickly the show fell is that the series premiere was watched by 12 million viewers, but the season 2 premiere only attracted 3 million viewers. Obviously, the events were so unsatisfactory that three-quarters of the show’s fans chose to drop out. And one of the main reasons it fails is that it’s repetitive, with the widower and his son trying to figure out the number sequences in each episode.

Reaper (2007–09)

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Sam yells at his dad in bed over Reaper

Psynergy feels the humor disappeared after the series premiere, writing, “the first episode was hilarious, after that, not at all.” In it, a youngster is forced to be the devil’s bounty hunter after discovering that his parents have sold his soul.

The shift from humor to darker themes certainly deterred viewers who were hoping for more laughs. Keeping it as a laugh party would certainly have worked better and helped avoid unfair comparisons with Supernatural, which addresses the idea of ​​ships, demons, angels and souls much better.

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-1993)

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Domiziana Giordano as Mata Hari aka Margaretha M'Greet Zella and Sean Patrick Flannery in the chronicles of young indiana jones and the demons of deception

The ABC show tells the story of the early years of a famous archaeologist, Indiana Jones. InnSea reminds everyone that it “hints at a series full of action, suspense and wit. But the following episodes felt a bit dry”.

The Redditor’s assessment isn’t far off as the series first promises to get straight into the action like the IndianaJones movies but then slows down into a detailed origin story. Harrison Ford’s absence is clearly felt as well, which explains why the ratings were quite low, leading to the show’s cancellation.

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Comic Book-Based ‘JumpStart’ Comedy Series Is In The Works At CBS – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: CBS has developed jump start, a multi-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic. Wayne Conley (The best man) will pen the TV adaptation, which comes from Kapital Entertainment and Aaron Kaplan’s CBS Studios.

Based on the popular comic that debuted in 1989, jump start is set in Philadelphia and follows Joe, a cop, his wife Marcy, a nurse, and Joe’s partner, Crunchy. Joe and Marcy are hip, young, urban parents with old-school values ​​who are willing to sacrifice themselves for their kids and have a laugh while doing it!

Conley executive produces with Kaplan and Melanie Frankel of Kapital Entertainment and Armstrong producer Bridget McMeel, who brought the property to Hollywood, for Andrews McMeel Entertainment. Armstrong co-executive produces. Jessie Abbott is the creative director of Kapital.

Kapital has previously teamed up with Armstrong and McMeel to adapt jump start for television in 2014 when the project, a single-camera comedy with a different writer, was set up at Fox. It’s the latest show idea that Kapital is revisiting years after its original development. The list includes women of the movementwhich became a limited series at ABC after originally premiering at HBO to be developed with another writer, and Justin Spitzer american car, currently a second series at NBC where it was originally developed in 2013.

Armstrong, one of the few unionized black cartoonists in the United States, founded the jump start undress on his own experiences. “Almost every married couple I know is like Joe and Marcy, my main characters,” he said in a 1996 interview. “The image of young black people is so biased, so fake. I don’t know anyone who carjacks, plays basketball, raps. Joe and Marcy and the characters I developed are deep and based on real life.

Initially carried by 40 newspapers, jump start gained popularity to appear in over 400 publications, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Boston Globe.

Conley is co-executive producer of the limited series Peacock The best man. Her series credits also include dramas Queen Sugar, Delilah and Green leaf and comedy Famous White. Conley has deep roots in sketch comedy, with writing credits on shows such as All that and Kenan and Kel. He has written several films including The King’s Ransom and Our family wedding. Conley is replaced by APA, Brad Kaplan at Link Entertainment and Rob Szymanski at Eclipse Law.

Andrews McMeel Entertainment is the entertainment division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the world’s largest independent syndicate, distributing content to more than 2,500 US and 400 international media outlets. Comics, Chronicles and Puzzles AMU syndicates include The Far Side, Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and Universal Crossword.

At CBS, Kapital hit a multi-camera comedy series The neighborhoodwhich is entering its fifth season.

Brigitte Macron, guest of honor at the first high school student forum


Four hundred young people had the opportunity to talk at length with Brigitte Macron today at first Forum for secondary school students dedicated to living together. School bullying and cyber-bullying were at the center of the discussion, during which Ms Macron mentioned the existence of the ambassadors program, which makes it possible to better detect and raise awareness of cases of bullying, as well as platforms for listening to children and adolescents. The young participants were able to share their concerns and discuss ways to prevent and combat bullying.

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, underlined that the protection of human rights, which was at the heart of the Organisation’s mission, also meant guaranteeing the right to education, the right freedom of expression – rights that college students were able to exercise by sharing their experiences during this forum organized as part of the World Forum for Democracy, in partnership with the Association for Access to the Rights of Children and Young People (THEMIS), the event brought together some 400 young Alsatians. After working on the theme of living together at school with their teachers, they presented their initiatives in the hemicycle of the Council of Europe in the form of a public speaking competition.

The forum was chaired by Josiane Bigot, honorary judge and president of THEMIS; the designer Laurent Salles and the rapper Le Daron also discussed with the young people and proposed artistic content related to the theme.

The beloved Disney movie that became an instant classic


To look at Lilo & Stitch it’s like turning the pages of a storybook with her classic watercolor disney art style and important messages inside. A lot of disney the movies feature lovable animal creatures, but none have captured the love and attention of audiences quite like the erratic alien Stitch.

The film came out in an interesting era of animation where studios like disney and Dream works seemed to push the boundaries of animation before CGI took over. Lilo & Stitch on the other hand had a classic disney watch since its debut and low budget would actually be a giveaway to make it one of the most inventive and truthful disney movies to date.


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Lilo & Stitch may not be the first film that comes to mind when you think of the emotional disney moments, but it is certainly full of them. Today, 20 years later, the story of a lonely orphan and a lost alien who finds her ohana is still fondly and emotionally loved. Her deep relationship between Lilo with her older sister Nani and with Stitch while dealing with times of depression, loneliness and longing for friendship is still very relevant today. For fans growing up with the movie, there’s no doubt that they’ve built new emotions along the way, but after 20 years, it’s also one of the most heartwarming movies that don’t take the lane. easy to create links and relationships.

The film’s initial release saw a new certified rating of rotten tomatoes and currently sits at 86% with favorable reviews. Lilo & Stitch so much accomplished with much less than much worse disney movies, especially when you look at its budget. Even though $80 million is still a lot of money, it was the lowest budget for a disney movie since The Hunchback of Notre Dame and worked well with this budget. Directors Chris Sanders (who also voices Stitch) and Dean DeBlois took their budget and went back to by Disney classic watercolor style that was seen in early films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Dumbo who makes a brief appearance in the film.

The natural, watercolor look makes the film feel like a picture book and brings the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i to life. This classic art style sets it apart from highly detailed, 2D animated films of the time, such as treasure planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire and new CGI movies such as Dinosaur. This general appearance of the film fits perfectly with the disney collection of classics and makes the movie look older than it does compared to other 2000s releases.

Not just the overall look of the film, but the amount of effort that has been put into the detail it does Lilo & Stitch extra special compared to other movies. Thanks to Sanders’ determination for precision and respect for culture, Lilo & Stitch beautifully captures Hawaiian culture, art and life, and the musical contributions of Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu and the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus bring the spirit and soul of Hawaii to life in this feature-length film. ‘animation.

Hawaiian culture itself plays into the bond between Lilo and Stitch where surf culture, music and dance are incorporated into Stitch’s development as part of ohana and his trust in Lilo. Sanders and his team’s visit helped develop the tenets of the story itself with the concept of Ohana and the relationship the people of Hawaii and its islands share. The Lilo & Stitch sequel (to which there are many) mentions how everyone calls each other cousin despite the fact that no one is related and that the wholesome bond between its people humbly resonates with the relationships between the characters in the movies.

Lilo & Stitch’s writing also does what a lot of modern disney movies now do and create meaning through small elements that are simply explained to the audience. Early in the film, Lilo is seen taking a sandwich into the ocean to give to Pudge the Fish and her reasoning to her dance teacher is that he controls the weather. While this is a hilarious reason to bring a sandwich to the ocean, the description is actually synonymous with that of his parents’ death. It is later revealed that they died while driving in a bad storm and that is the reason why Lilo wants to keep the weather-controlling fish satisfied.

The subtle dealings with death are cleverly written to grab the attention of adults. Lilo’s depressed moods and outbursts of angst in the early parts of the film may seem humorous to child viewers, but as an adult they add much more depth to Lilo’s character and the way she deals with it. what his life has become. If anything, those mood swings and dark content become much more understandable and give Lilo & Stitch much more valuable as fans get older and a movie to be taken both comically and seriously and on another level shows just how important the Stitch connection is.

Sadness aside, the film is one of the funniest and most quotable disney films, especially of his time. by Disney another workshop, Pixar There were plenty of big-budget, era-favorable titles coming out, and their writing was certainly built on quoted moments. Pixar except for the vast majority of Lilo’s quotes though if they’re hilarious: “My friends must be punished” or emotional: “If you want to leave, you can… I remember everyone who leaves” they stay with the fans and have to be up there with people like Bad girls. The continuous Elvis Presley the references give the film a vintage feel and the bickering and fighting between Lilo and Nani who always reconcile is very sibling-related, no matter the age gap.

Stitch who is the movie’s mascot is the perfect balance of the classic disney dog buddy and has plenty of grotesque, childish moments perfect for young audiences. Its development and understanding throughout the film, with the relationship to The ugly Duckling story and wanting to find where he belongs in the world is a beautiful side of a character where, for most of the film, young people wouldn’t expect such emotions. This development itself bewilders the alien and human characters around it. This isn’t a movie that’s looking for a big bad villain either, and while Jumba and Pleakley are there to capture Stitch, they have a team rocket of Pokemon charm them with how Stitch continually foils their plans. Stitch would work well as a Pokemon as well.

Lilo & Stitch offers the perfect balance of comedy, philosophy, heart and ohana. It opens up the world of Hawaii to viewers and invites them into the warm and enveloping culture. While using its cheaper, but more graphically appealing, watercolor design, it still goes above and beyond, especially with scenes involving space and alien warfare. It teaches viewers, especially those who may feel like outcasts, that there’s someone out there for them and that their ohana can come from anywhere.

Lilo & Stitch celebrates its birthday on June 21 and is still highly regarded today. Whether there are deleted scenes because of the fear of children hiding in washing machines or whether there are now a billion Stitch plushies and figures because of costume changes from the sequence of generic, it is guaranteed that Lilo & Stitch it will be spoken of fondly for many decades to come. While it is questionable whether certain titles are in by Disney classic collection, there is no doubt that Lilo & Stitch feels right at home as one of the most well-written animated films.

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DC Comics Anti-Heroes Who Deserve Their Big Screen Moment


Some of the most interesting characters for audiences to watch are those with incredibly gray morals. Seeing realistic characters due to their emotions and motivations being something other than just revenge or because “it’s the right thing to do” always makes the story more complex.

We’ve seen other amoral main characters in recent movies and TV shows, such as the Amazon Prime series. The boys or in the remake Suicide Squad, followed by its spin-off, Peacemaker. The new fashion in cinema is the rise of the anti-hero, showing audiences well-developed but incredibly dark realistic characters. With the popularity of recent DC movies and shows, many characters from the comics still have the chance to get a moment on the big screen. Here are some DCU anti-heroes that audiences would love to watch.


Bana-Mighdall’s Artemis Could Rival Wonder Woman

While the name “Artemis” is used by more than one character in the DC Universe, this one is probably the fiercest. She’s an Amazon warrior, much like Wonder Woman, and even takes on that role for a short time before she dies and is resurrected. She is known for her vigilante justice, fierce fighting skills, and fearlessness. Throughout her story, she ends up teaming up with Red Hood and Bizarro, creating a trio known as The Outlaws.

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Artemis would make an amazing and exciting woman to watch kick ass and take names on screen. She would rival Wonder Woman and even give us the opportunity to see more of Red Hood, which many fans love and are always looking to see more of.

Azrael is sadly overlooked

This antihero is fascinating for a reason similar to Marvel’s Daredevil – the religious element. He is part of the Order of Saint-Dumas and essentially sees himself as an Archangel of Justice. He’s a vigilante and assassin with a very confused moral compass and a flaming sword of justice. It would be interesting to watch him dissect his morals and motivations throughout his story and for his dramatic costume design and weaponry.

While Azrael has made a few brief film appearances, he is widely misunderstood and often forgotten. He deserves a chance for a more developed on-screen story – especially now that we have a new generation of Batman, who Azrael is known to help fight crime from time to time.

Etrigan the demon (Jason Blood) has it all

It’s the anti-hero for those who like a little history, a little magic and a little something scary. Etrigan began as a knight of Camelot swept up in battle against Morgan Le Fey. The knight is originally named Jason, but the wizard Merlin uses him as a vessel for the demon Etrigan who helps them fight Le Fey. With this invocation, Merlin binds Jason and Etrigan together. Jason is now immortal and continues his life. He studies magic and demonology which he uses in his adventures, until he is picked up by or summons Etrigan, who also does some of his own work and plots with the forces of Hell.

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This anti-hero has a bit of everything when it comes to origins and storyline. Much like our beloved Venom, there’s a lot of potential when it comes to making a movie or series for this split-body character.

Lobo is wonderfully chaotic

Then there’s the chaotic madness of Lobo, the only surviving member of his kind solely because he wiped out his entire race. He has a passion for killing and fun in destruction, but he still has a soft spot for space dolphins. Lobo thrives in chaos but holds himself accountable to his own moral code, where his word is his bond. This character has a lot of baggage and moral ambiguity to unpack. Lobo would be fascinating to watch for fans of characters like Marvel’s Peacemaker or The Punisher. It would also be interesting for those who love costume design since Lobo has various iconic looks in the comics. Lobo has a lot to love and hate, but he would definitely make an entertaining main character.

It’s always fun to watch an anti-hero’s story from public safety. Seeing them fight ruthlessly, wreak havoc, but be balanced by those little moments of humanity is so appealing to viewers. Antiheroes can be dark, gritty, and cruel, but also incredibly human. That’s part of what makes them so scary and interesting at the same time. These anti-heroes could be anyone. They could be us. If something had happened differently in the lives of these characters, maybe they would have become real heroes – or are there real heroes?

Research Reveals the Best Kids’ TV Shows of the 1990s and 2000s


It doesn’t take much to be transported back in time, whether it’s a song, a place, or even a TV show. With that in mind, Top10Casinos investigated children’s TV shows from the 90s and early 2000s to find out which ones we miss the most.

The researchers analyzed an IMDB list of children’s TV shows that aired in the 1990s and beyond. They then looked at the number of votes from each series and ranked them accordingly.

The findings reveal that Avatar: The Last Airbender was the most missed show. With a total of 299,457 popularity votes and a set IMDb score of 9.3Avatar ran on our screens from 2005 to 2008.

Will Smith’s 90s comedy The prince of Bel-Air ranks second with a total of 132,397 votes and an IMDb score of only 7.9. Many familiar favorites appeared in the results, ranging from classics such as Mr Bean (115,459 votes) and Boy Meets World (42,263 votes) to animated favorites like The Powerpuff Girls (41,710) and Dexter’s Laboratory (47,937) .

It was clear that many of us missed anime series the most as opposed to live action, with 14 of the top 20 results indicating this. Despite this, it has become clear that many well-known children’s shows from the 90s and beyond fail to offer many of us a sense of nostalgia, such as The Muppet Show (25,145 votes) and Kim Possible. (27,295).

Here is the complete top 20:

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TV show title

Series start date

Number of popularity votes (IMDb)

IMDb rating (/10)


Avatar: The Last Airbender





The prince of Bel-Air





Dragon Ball Z





Mister Bean





Batman: The Animated Series


100 296



Sponge Bob SquarePants










Full house





samurai jack





Dexter’s Laboratory





Justice League





Courage the cowardly dog





boy meets the world















The Powerpuff Girls





Sabrina, the teenage witch





Ed, Ed and Eddy





The Flintstones





Johnny Bravo




Hibakusha: Powerful image of aging anti-war cartoonist shows anger at Russian invasion


A cartoon drawn by Susumu Nishiyama illustrating his vision of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in which Russia hinted that it might use nuclear weapons, is seen. (Image courtesy of individual)

The voice of 94-year-old anti-war cartoonist Susumu Nishiyama on the phone was filled with frustration as he couldn’t draw anymore because his hands couldn’t move as he wanted, despite his strong anger as a bombing survivor Nagasaki atomic bomb in Russia for hinting that it might use nuclear weapons in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The four-picture comic “Orizuru-san,” which Nishiyama had serialized for 42 years in the Japanese Confederation of A- and H-bomb Victim Organizations’ monthly newspaper, had to be discontinued after its 501st issue in May 2021.

Nishiyama underwent surgery for stomach cancer six years ago, and his lung and kidney function also deteriorated. He can no longer walk and now lives in a nursing home in Fukuoka City. “My hands are not good. It’s a shame that I can’t draw,” he said, his voice shaking.

“President (Vladimir) Putin does not understand the horror of nuclear weapons,” Nishiyama told the Mainichi Shimbun. A day after the US military dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki 77 years ago, Nishiyama was ordered by his superiors at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd shipyard. from Nagasaki, where he worked, to go to a factory near the hypocenter to save the victims. On the way, he saw five children who had been burned to the ground as they covered their eyes, and a mother and her child who had been completely charred and fallen.

Hitomi Shirabe performs a drawing picture show by Susumu Nishiyama for children in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture on May 10, 2022. (Mainichi/Takehiro Higuchi)

When he arrived at the factory, Nishiyama found a body lying on the ground, swollen with shards of glass piercing him everywhere, both hands pointing skyward and white grease oozing from the wounds. He tried to move the body of a female student who had been drafted to work at the factory, but the heavy machine tools there refused to move. A day passed without Nishiyama being able to do anything about the “rescue” mission, as he was just confused by the countless bodies.

“It’s hell. Only those who have been through it can really understand it,” Nishiyama commented. For several decades, until he entered the nursing home two years ago, he traveled to schools and other places with cartoons and stories of “kamishibai” picture boards he had drawn, and shared his experiences.

One day, Nishiyama, who was depressed because he no longer knew how to draw cartoons, received encouraging news. A “successor” to tell his atomic bomb stories had been found. Hitomi Shirabe, 60, leader of the citizens’ group Peace Baton Nagasaki, who had known Nishiyama for years, became the person to testify in place of the A-bomb survivor whom the city government had trained.

On May 10, Shirabe, whose parents are A-bomb survivors, was invited to a peace study class for sixth graders at Iizuka Higashi Municipal Elementary School in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture. Coincidentally, the area around Iizuka is where Nishiyama spent several years as a coal miner soon after the war ended.

After the atomic bombing, Nishiyama returned to his parents’ home in Oita Prefecture, but suffered from what was called “bura bura disease” – unexplained physical problems caused by radiation exposure. His illness caused him to have a strained relationship with his family, so he ran away from home and came to the Iizuka area. Young Nishiyama drew cartoons for children in the coal mine housing complex and became their playmate.

Susumu Nishiyama is seen at a time when he was still writing his serialized comic “Orizuru-san” after entering a nursing home in the Hakata district of Fukuoka on March 12, 2021. (Photo provided by the individual)

Shirabe performed a picture board show for children at Iizuka Higashi Elementary School, depicting Nishiyama’s own experience of the atomic bombing. She then shared her thoughts with the children: “It is important to imagine what would happen if a war broke out. After listening to Shirabe’s speech, 11-year-old Sora Ogino said, “If an atomic bomb is used, anyone could die. I want to create a future without nuclear weapons.

Nishiyama was thrilled to hear about Shirabe’s telephone peace study course.

A few days after Mainichi Shimbun’s interview, Nishiyama sent a single-frame cartoon to a reporter. Residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are yelling at a large bird holding a nuclear weapon and watching them from the sky. The text, “Kakuheiki, Yamero!” (Stop nuclear weapons!) was written in shaking letters.

(Japanese original by Takehiro Higuchi, Nagasaki Office)

It’s amateur time on the Seattle City Council


A mechanic who bikes to work and learns his limited repair skills from a YouTube video wouldn’t be anyone’s first choice to perform an auto repair.

It’s a metaphor for Seattle City Council members who, in response to the summer 2020 protests, clearly displayed their amateurism and ideology as they rushed to tinker with the police department. As customers of city services, we are paying for it now.

Trying to appease activists calling for cops to be defunded, the nine council members and Mayor Jenny Durkan approved a plan to remove parking enforcement officers, along with 911 dispatchers and other emergency services , from the police department. Through bureaucratic errors, this unnecessary performative wake-up call forced the city to overturn more than 200,000 parking tickets, resulting in a $5 million cut to the city budget.

The council’s unguided legislative and rhetorical missiles aimed at police can also be blamed for the exodus of cops from the city, leading to longer emergency response times, a suspension of sexual assault investigations by adults and a blockage of community outreach programs.

Making the police less inclined to use violent tactics and more nimble in their encounters with marginal communities is a very laudable goal, but, so far, too many council members seem more interested in showing their contempt for men and women we ask to do the toughest job in town.

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“Where Starships Go To Die”: a sci-fi thriller by AfterShock Comics


AfterShock Comics ventures once again into the unknown with the release this week of a gripping new sci-fi title, “Where Starships Go to Die,” and it’s a wacky descent into the sea of ​​a deep blue to explore a vast graveyard of submerged abandoned spaceships.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, AfterShock has been one of the world’s fastest growing independent publishers, best known for its acclaimed stable of unnerving original horror titles like ‘Bunny Mask’, ‘Chicken Devil’, “Maniac of New York”, “I breathed a body” and “My date with monsters”.

But lately, the company’s ambitious reach has branched out into the realm of science fiction with offerings such as “We Live”, “Spectro” and “Astronaut Down” with enviable success. His last entry is “Where Starships Go to Die (opens in a new tab),” and his

Written by Mark Sable (“Miskatonic”, “War on Terror: Godkillers”) and illustrated by Italian artist Alberto Locatelli (“The Believers”), “Where Starships Go To Die #1”, arrives June 8, 2022 and carries with it’s unsettling cinematic tone of movies like “Sphere”, “Interstellar”, “Alien”, “The Thing” and “The Abyss”.

“I was thrilled to tell a sci-fi horror story based on one of the most interesting places on Earth and a truly disturbing theory about why we haven’t found extraterrestrial life” , Sable explained in an AfterShock press release. “I love that it’s character driven, with a diverse cast that artist Alberto Locatelli brings to life.”

The plot focuses on a remote location in the South Pacific called Point Nemo, which is the farthest ocean point on Earth from any landmass, and a notorious location that has served as a dumping ground for space stations, rockets, and satellites. for decades.

In 2075, amid rampant climate change, the world’s first African astronaut teams up with an Indian shipping tycoon who believes he is a relative of Captain Nemo to embark on a perilous rescue mission to investigate the crash of the Humanity’s first starship, the Daedalus.

A variant cover for “Where Starships Go to Die” issue #1. (Image credit: AfterShock Comics)

However, what they uncover is evidence of a Civil War-era secret space program and a hostile alien probe responsible for the spacecraft’s disappearance.

“I was also inspired by the real Point Nemo and the idea of ​​’berserker probes’ – theoretical, self-replicating spacecraft created by extraterrestrial civilizations to find and wipe out any life they see as a threat”, adds Sand. “They were offered as a very chilling answer to the Fermi paradox, the question of why we haven’t encountered intelligent life – because the berserker probes killed them all…and we’re next.”

“Where Spaceships Go To Die #1” from AfterShock Comics (opens in a new tab)is now available in comic book stores and online outlets after dropping on June 8, 2022.

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The best fantasy TV shows on Prime Video


Looking for a property fantasy tv series to occupy you for hours? Look no further than these options on First video. From witches and magic to demons and superheroes, there’s a little something for every fantasy lover. Expect to want to take swordfighting or archery lessons by the end of it.

Next time you feel like having a little fun, check out one of the titles below.


Loosely based on Arthurian legend, Merlin is a show that was canceled early. With five seasons under its belt, the series has gone from strength to strength, getting better with each season as we watch Merlin, Arthur, Gwen, and Morgana grow into the characters we know and love.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was more than a TV show, it was a piece of history. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as the title character, the series not only explored the battle between killers and vampires, but also tackled important issues such as sexism, sexuality, addiction, grief, acceptance and growth.


There’s something that’s always exciting about a character discovering they’re a descendant of something extremely powerful or awesome. In Grimm, detective Nick Burkhardt discovers that he is a descendant of the notorious Grimm family, destined to protect humanity not only from criminals, but also from evil creatures bent on bringing about destruction. A fun monster hunt.

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Adapted from Aaron Mahnke’s spooky podcast, Lore is a horror/fantasy anthology series that will have you rechecking dark corners of the room before you go to sleep. Each episode explores a different folk tale or mystery, with everything from murderers and werewolves to cursed dolls and haunted houses. Watch with the lights on.


Not to be confused with the 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, this series follows Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, a teenager who is bitten by a werewolf and must defend his town against all manner of evil. supernatural beings. Throw in a healthy dose of teenage angst, relationship drama, and everyday high school tribulations for good measure.

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The Wheel of Time (2021—)

Based on the books by Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time is an epic fantasy series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred. The powerful witch (called Aes Sedai) is tasked with finding the Dragon – a chosen one destined to defeat the embodiment of evil and save their world from complete annihilation. With 14 books in the series, we expect plenty of Wheel of Time content to reach you.

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If you like sassy immortals, a dash of comedy, and lots of banter between Michael Sheen and David Tennant, Good Omens is the show for you. Starring angels, demons, witches and a literal antichrist, Good Omens is a stellar adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel that will have you saying “just one more episode” every time the credits roll. .

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Carnival Row tells the story of mythological beings who are forced to hide in plain sight, mixing fae with humans in a tense and deadly environment. Starring Orlando Bloom as a half-fae detective, the show unravels a twisted plot that could change the very face of the city. If nothing else, it’s worth hearing all the funky fae names.

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The Legend of Vox Machina (2022—)

Based on the hugely popular web series Critical Role, The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated adult fantasy that takes an illustrious band of adventurers through the fictional lands of Exandria. Featuring the voice talents of all the original web series players, The Legend of Vox Machina is a must-watch for D&D enthusiasts and newcomers alike.


The Boys is… Well, that’s not the kind of superhero fare we’ve come to expect. All the wholesome, serious superhero schtick goes out the window with this gritty, dark, bloody depiction of what the world would be like if some of the heroes were also really, really bad people. It’s funny, intense and full of twists and turns – but certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Holzheimer San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Exclusives


Film and television collectibles company Holzheimer’s Distribution is heading to San Diego Comic-Con, where they will be charm-ing participants.

This year, the company is offering fans of the original Charm TV Series a special exclusive collection of 10 enamel pins, celebrating characters and magical items from the WB series.

“Charmed has always been a favorite – magical, fun and empowering for female fans! We are happy to be able to bring together the amazing pins that were part of the Charmed: Box of Shadows Pin Club in one place,” said MaryLee Holzheimer, Founder of the Pasadena-based retailer.

Set of 10 enamel pins includes three-prong glow-in-the-dark tarot card set, Barbas the Fear Demon, Paige’s Fairy Tale Book, Tempus’ Hourglass, Phoebe’s Genie Bottle, Flip Box -top Hollows, Kit the Cat and Wyatt’s teddy bear, Wuvey. The collection also comes with an exclusive set of matching trading cards explaining the character/item background on each pin, as well as a free triquetra logo pin banner to display the collection. The set is packaged in an easy-to-carry convention-exclusive 2022 tote bag.

Each day of the convention, the first ten customers to purchase or collect the exclusive at Holzheimer booth #3745 (or CineQuest.com booth #4539) will receive an “I Am a Charmed One” crystal enamel pin in free limited edition. .

The set can be pre-ordered for pickup at San Diego Comic-Con now for $80 (with a retail value of $150). Some sets are also available for pre-order here for post-convention shipping.

‘Big Resignation’ hits White House with staff turnover | Economic news


By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was saying her third on-camera goodbye to a staff member leaving in less than 24 hours when she joked to reporters, “I promise that we will have a press shop.” She added, “Not everyone leaves.”

It’s a dynamic playing out across the White House complex this month – and further proof that even the White House isn’t immune to what’s been called “the great resignation.” as employers struggle to fill vacancies and workers move into new jobs at record rates.

The administration is going through an unusually high period of staff turnover as President Joe Biden approaches 18 months in office. Long working hours, low morale and relatively low salaries weigh on both the senior ranks and the more numerous junior aides who keep the White House running.

It’s not unusual for personnel to change at this stage of a presidency, but the speed of change has sometimes been brutal: two-thirds of the White House press shop, much of the In the COVID-19 response, two of the deputies on the president’s advice, even the staffer who manages the White House Twitter account all depart within weeks of each other.

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Some of them are by design. By custom, White House staff have been told to leave in July or wait until after the November election, according to current and former officials.

Yet the turnover, especially in the senior ranks, pales in comparison to President Donald Trump’s turbulent first year, which hired and fired staff at a record pace. Additionally, Biden White House’s staffing was more stable than many predecessors in its early days, making recent and upcoming releases more visible.

The extent of Biden’s turnover will not be clear until the end of the month, when the White House is due to submit its annual salary report to Congress.

Biden aides insist the departures are not tied to the president’s low poll numbers, but instead reflect a natural transition for staffers – some of whom have also worked long hours on the campaign – seeking to improve their quality of life. Helpers stressed that replacements have been secured for most departing staff and that no critical roles are vacant.

“This is a normal time for this level of turnover in any administration,” White House spokeswoman Emilie Simons said. “Public service involves sacrifice, and staff often have young children or promising careers in the private sector that they have put on hold, or opportunities for advancement within government or through higher education. “

Many departing aides head to federal agencies, which have far deeper pockets than the president’s small executive office. They can often double their salary and significantly reduce their workload.

In many ways, the departures echo a broader trend in the economy — which the Biden White House has championed — where a historically tight labor market has given workers unnatural leverage to seek better-paying, more compatible jobs. with their post-pandemic lifestyle.

“We’ve seen these historic levels of quits,” said Nick Bunker, director of economic research at the Indeed Hiring Lab. “We’ve also seen very rapid job growth, so people are kind of taking advantage of the situation, getting new jobs, getting higher salaries. So I think that’s from a workers perspective, pretty much a positive story overall.

More than 4 million workers quit their jobs every month over the past year, according to Labor Department data, representing nearly 3% of all workers quitting their jobs every month, most for jobs. other work opportunities.

“It’s a labor market right now,” then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki told MSNBC last year months before she left for a job. “We know that. People are looking for more reliable benefits. They are looking for higher salaries.”

The White House has bristled at the term “great resignation” and tried to reframe it as what Bharat Ramamurti, the deputy director of the National Economic Council, calls the “great upgrade”.

Congress sets the budget for the president’s executive office, and that budget has remained largely stable even as costs have increased, including some due to the coronavirus response.

Biden also expanded the staff when he entered the White House, thanks in large part to the centralization of the federal response to COVID-19 and climate policy within the West Wing. The 2021 report listed an average salary of around $94,000. This is 40% more than the country’s median household income, but still less than what well-qualified personnel could earn in the private sector.

“White House salaries tend to be much lower than the salaries people had before they entered the White House,” said Kevin Hassett, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Trump administration. “It follows naturally from the fact that a president can choose people who are at the top of their profession. So when people go back to their outside profession, wages probably go up for almost everyone. »

Veterans of the old West Wings who serve or have contact with Biden administration officials say there is a noticeable lack of joy in the White House complex. The pandemic has diminished some of the perks of work that generally make work demands more bearable, they said.

“These aren’t perks in a superficial sense, but they are moments that strengthen your team, focus you on the mission, and recharge your batteries,” said Eric Schultz, deputy senior White House press secretary at the end of the Obama administration. . “Nobody goes to the White House to get to the coast, but the jobs are running out, so inspiration along the way can mean a lot.”

The pandemic has meant few birthday parties in the bowling alley in the bowels of Eisenhower’s executive office building and reduced the ability to show loved ones around the historic workplace. In December, the White House was unable to hold holiday parties for staff because of COVID-19, and travel is only returning to pre-pandemic norms. For Biden’s first year in office, most employees couldn’t even stand on the South Lawn aisle to see the president arrive or depart on Marine One.

COVID precautions around Biden himself, including testing for those who might encounter him daily, mean many staffers have little personal interaction with their boss. For some departing staff, a highlight of their time at the White House came when former President Barack Obama visited the White House and spoke with staff on the occasion of the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Aides said he spent nearly five hours in the building and made a point of mingling with staff — in many cases, spending more time with them than Biden was able to.

Biden, aides said, has revived a pre-pandemic tradition of hosting departure photos for staffers and their families leaving the administration.

Associated Press writer Josh Boak contributed to this report.

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Ghostbusters Franchise Adds Animated Series to Netflix


The Ghostbusters franchise is adding an animated series to Netflix… after four films have already been made

A new Ghostbusters anime series was just announced earlier today during Netflix Geeked Week and confirmed by Variety.

Ghostbuster animation will be handled by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, who will both serve as the series’ producers.

Both filmmakers are no strangers to the macabre franchise and have previously worked on the 2021 box office hit, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Back! A new animated Ghostbusters was just announced and confirmed to be in the works during Netflix Geeked Week earlier today

Reitman directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife and also collaborated with Kenan to co-write the screenplay.

Jason followed in the footsteps of his father, Ivan Reitman, known for directing the first Ghostbusters movie.

The cast included actors such as Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard, alongside the original actors from the 1984 film.

The only original Ghostbuster not to return in the 2021 film was Harold Ramis, who died in 2014.

In an interview with Vanity Fair on the set of the film, Murray said, “Well, we’re a down to earth man. This is the business… And this is the story we tell, this is the story they wrote.

The original cast is back: the crew of 1984's Ghostbusters, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Murray sit down for a reunion.  The team's fourth member, Harold Ramis, died in 2014

The original cast is back: the crew of 1984’s Ghostbusters, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Murray sit down for a reunion. The team’s fourth member, Harold Ramis, died in 2014

The film was a huge success and earned a total of $204.6 at the box office with a budget of $75 million.

Although plot details for the new animation have yet to be revealed, the series will be under production by Netflix and Ghost Corps, Inc.

Ghost Corps, Inc. is a subsidiary created in 2015 under Sony Pictures Entertainment that was supposed to handle all things Ghostbusters.

Sequel: The 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife was a direct sequel to the classic 1984 film

Sequel: The 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife was a direct sequel to the classic 1984 film

The famous Ghostbusters franchise began with the 1984 film premiere, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.

The film is known to be one of the most successful comedies of its decade and earned a total of around $295 million in box office sales.

A number of spin-off series and films have been added to the franchise, including another anime that aired from 1986 to 1991 and the 2016 film, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call.

A fixed premiere date or any other information about the new series is still in the works.

Great Franchise: A number of spinoffs have been included in the franchise, such as the 2016 film, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

Great Franchise: A number of spinoffs have been included in the franchise, such as the 2016 film, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

Unforgettable classic: Ghostbusters remains a classic film to this day with a starry and memorable cast

Unforgettable classic: Ghostbusters remains a classic film to this day with a starry and memorable cast

TikTok presents Avatars, its answer to Memoji


TikTok has introduced a new filter called TikTok Avatars, which creates animated characters that mimic your expression. Now you can finally start posting hours of stories without revealing your face.

Announced on Thursday, the TikTok avatars look and work a lot like Apple’s Memoji. The app uses your phone’s camera to detect your face, then overlays it with an animated avatar that copies your movements. You can then record videos with this virtual puppet, letting it fill in where you would otherwise have had to show your tired, unwashed face to the world.

There are two dozen pre-made avatars to choose from, or you can customize your own. TikTok lets you change your features such as your Avatar’s skin tone, mouth, nose, and eyes, as well as add headgear and jewelry. The options are limited, with some of the hair choices in particular feeling somewhat plastic. However, TikTok noted that it will take user feedback into account and work with its Creative Diversity Collective to improve and update their Avatars.


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“From outfits to skin tone and hair color to texture, creating inclusive features and experiences remains our priority, and we will continue to listen to our community and look to creators for insights. comments at each stage of its development”, says TikTok.

To try this new filter, search for “avatar” in TikTok effects, then scroll down until you find the effect called “TikTok Avatars”.

It was much harder to trigger the sulky little heart when my Avatar had a beard.
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Mashable’s experimentation revealed that the animation of TikTok Avatars is somewhat crazy right now, especially compared to Memoji. I found it difficult to smile in a way that didn’t make me look like a grinning bully in a teen movie, as my smaller eyes caused by my raised cheeks seemed to be interpreted as sinister.

My Avatar’s tongue was also very small in the vast cavern of his mouth. Pouting causes a little red heart to float out of your mouth, but the mood is slightly spoiled by the fact that it’s nearly impossible to pout without your front teeth showing. You can also make stars or hearts appear on your eyes by using your hand to make a peace sign or a heart on your finger respectively.

Still, the style is fun and looks a lot more mature than Apple’s Baby Memoji. It’s also fun to play avatars with puppets. Hopefully, TikTok will continue to refine avatar animation and existing assets by adding new customization options.

Viral ‘Fire Island’ tweet claims it doesn’t pass the Bechdel test


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Fire Islandthe gay romantic comedy starring Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang about a group of friends who embark on a week-long vacation to the infamous gay village hotspot, was released on Hulu for the start of pride last friday to rave reviews. But despite the fact that the film, which seems to be almost universally beloved, doesn’t mean it’s immune to controversy.

As such, Fire Island became the subject of a viral tweet by author Hanna Rosin, who accused the film of failing the Bechdel test.

The Bechdel test, for the uninitiated, assesses the representation of women in fiction. Originated by cartoonist Alison Bechdel 1985 comic, Dykes to watchthe criteria boil down to three rules: that a work includes at least two women, that these women talk to each other and that they must talk about something other than a man.

“So [Hulu’s Fire Island] gets an F- on the Bechdel test in a whole new way,” Rosin tweeted on Monday. “Are we just ignoring dull lesbian stereotypes [because of] cute gay asian boys? Is this revenge for all those years of gay best friend?

Aside from the obvious – that it’s hardly shocking that a movie expressly about gay people doesn’t pass the Bechdel test – Rosin enters problematic territory by accusing a rather groundbreaking queer comedy of being nothing. more than fodder for revenge. The film is literally described as “a pair of best friends who prepare for a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and an eclectic group of friends.”

That doesn’t sound much like revenge to us!

So it wasn’t long before Rosin’s tweet went ratio, which refers to the phenomenon where the likes a tweet receives are dwarfed by tweets and quote mentions.

“Hanna, this is annoying because this is not a bona fide application of the Bechdel test, or rather, [Fire Island] rather intentionally fails,” actor and producer Emerson Collins explained. “You know that, so I feel like it’s mostly for reaction, because surely you know gay Asian men are rarely/never centered that way.”

The Twitter account of Las Culturistas (a podcast hosted by Yang and Matt Rogers, who also plays a role in the film) pointed out that there are many films that fail the Bechdel test, wondering why Rosin chose this film in particular.

Comedian Doug Benson pointed out what should be obvious, which is that when a film focuses on a group of marginalized people, it should be exempt from the Bechdel test.

Another user pointed out that, again, the test itself was a scrap of a comic and not meant for critical thinking.

And then there were the spicier takes. NPR’s Aisha Harris marveled that she managed to enjoy the film, even if it wasn’t for or about her, and failed the test. “Crazy, I know,” she joked.

Eater’s Bettina Makalintal equated the tweet with the experience of going to a women’s college in 2010.

Another user jokingly compared the tweet to “New York’s hottest club”.

Others imagined other things that would suspiciously fail a Bechdel test, like a woman who appears to be gay cruising and wrestling in the yard.

“Explaining to my wife and her boyfriend that our household doesn’t pass the Bechdel test,” podcaster Sam Adler-Bell joked.

Representation obviously matters when it comes to TV and film, but cutting off the nose to upset the face is rarely a good trick.

Perhaps the LGTBQ+ community should come up with a similar type of test, but instead a job should have at least two queer characters who should talk about something other than straight track issues. There you go, solved for you!

Palestinians pay partial wages amid protests over rising food prices | world news


GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it would pay partial salaries to most of its employees after Israel transferred some revenue it collects on behalf of Palestinians, Palestinian officials said.

A week into June, the Palestinian finance ministry said employees would receive 80 percent of their salaries on Tuesday. It has not been able to pay full salaries since November, blaming Israel’s withholding of tax revenue and low international donations.

The drop in wages coincided with public discontent over a sharp rise in the prices of essential foodstuffs that prompted residents of the southern city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank to take to the streets in protest .

“The Ministry of Finance is making huge efforts to compel the occupation authorities to transfer our money so that we can make the salaries available,” Amjad Ghanim, the Palestinian cabinet secretary, told Reuters by phone from Ramallah.

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He said declining levels of international aid had also reduced the funding available.

Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara estimated that Israel withheld $500 million in tax revenue. He recently said that Israel deducts 100 million shekels ($30 million) every month.

Under a 2018 law, Israel annually calculates the amount it estimates the Palestinian Authority has paid in stipends to activists and deducts that amount from taxes it has collected on behalf of Palestinians.

Israel calls the allowances for activists and their families a “pay for slay” policy that encourages violence. Palestinians hail their imprisoned brothers as heroes in a struggle for an independent state and believe their families deserve support.

Palestinian tax revenue, which Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians each month, amounts to approximately 900 million shekels ($271 million).

The Palestinian Authority employs 150,000 people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At the end of 2021, its budget was $330 million while expenses were $300 million.

On Monday, human rights defenders said police forces, deployed in large numbers a day ago, detained 11 protesters for several hours before releasing them late at night.

The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited autonomy in the West Bank, has already exempted wheat from the tax hikes introduced in February. Protesters demanded that tax exemptions be extended to other basic necessities.

As the war in Ukraine has driven up commodity prices, the cost of food staples like flour, sugar and cooking oil has risen 30% since March, traders and protesters say. Official figures put the increase at between 15 and 18%.

(Additional report Ali Sawafta,; Written by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ed Osmond)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

Is Black Panther dead in the Marvel comics? Exploring T’Challa’s Fate in the Movies Before Wakanda Forever


After the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, it’s impossible to think of anyone else replacing the actor as T’Challa in black panther 2. The actor starred as T’Challa in four Marvel films, including Black Panther.

The massive 2018 hit movie made Boseman everyone’s favorite, and part two was confirmed shortly after its release. However, things changed when fan favorite T’Challa, after suffering from cancer, died at the age of 43 on August 28, 2020.

It was an immeasurable loss to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the actor’s fans around the world. According to sources expressing their grief, Ryan Coogler, co-writer and director of the first film, said:

“I’ve spent the last year planning, imagining and writing words to tell him we weren’t meant to see him. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him on instructor or walk up to him and ask for another take.”

Fans can’t think of the Boseman redesign, so let’s see if there will be any changes to the storyline or if someone will take over and give us our new Black Panther.

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What happens in black panther 2 without T’Challa?

First, it’s obvious fans are wondering if T’Challa, or Black Panther, dies in the Marvel comics? Fortunately, T’Challa from Earth-616 did not meet such a fate. However, he became unstable and attacked the Jabari tribe due to Iron Fist’s aneurysm.

After that, T’Challa couldn’t live with the fact that he tried to kill the people he loved, so he left Wakanda and went into hiding.

Therefore, it’s possible that Black Panther’s sequel in the MCU will follow a similar path. They could show T’Challa going somewhere on a mission or getting killed in a fight while protecting his homeland. If that’s not the scene, then several speculations have been made regarding worthy characters who could be considered his successors.

One name that comes to mind is Shuri from Letitia Wright, T’Challa’s sister, trained by him. Interestingly, in the comics she was once Black Panther. She’s also smart enough to take the title and be Wakanda’s savior.



Lupita Nyong’o says Ryan Coogler has “really exciting ideas” for ‘BLACK PANTHER 2’. “It will be different, of course, without our king [Chadwick Boseman] …but I know we are all committed to reinventing or carrying on his legacy. “(Source : @GMA) https://t.co/UW0w6dZO5H

Other than that, two other names seem fitting to be T’Challa’s successor, and those are none other than Nakia and Okoye.

Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, is a brave warrior who possesses all the qualities that make her the perfect fit for the role. As a member of War Dogs, she often goes on missions, where she has learned to survive even the worst of situations.

Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, is T’Challa’s staunch ally. Like Nakia, she’s a formidable warrior, and her loyalty to Wakanda makes her an even better option. She proved her dedication despite being forced to follow Erik Killmonger’s orders when he overthrew T’Challa and took the throne.



Ryan Coogler says making ‘Black Panther 2’ without Chadwick Boseman is “the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my professional life.” Filming reportedly began this summer (via @JHillUnbothered) https://t.co/DrNFJmXWfq

Later, Okoye helped T’Challa successfully take the throne by defeating Killmonger. So, you could say that many existing MCU characters can continue Boseman’s legacy.

However, it’s not easy to put a pin on a specific character to take the lead in the next film. Let us know what you think of all of this in the comments section.

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Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War Review #1


A little over a year ago, Fortnite and DC Comics has partnered with the film written by Christos Gage Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point. Now, Gage has teamed up with Donald Mustard, Creative Director of Marvel and Epic Games, to co-write the Multiversal Battle of the Century, Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War. Joined by extremely talented artist Segio Dvila, the crossover event involves high stakes, familiar characters, and truly epic battles.

If you’ve read Zero Point, this will help you remember a few key players as well as the overall plot of Fortnite before entering this comic. Having no knowledge of Fortnite probably doesn’t help, but thankfully this first issue is littered with editor’s notes reminding us of the key players and how it all works. This element is useful, but it can interfere with the flow of the story, since things are only just beginning.

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This is because there are far too many explanations needed to catch up with readers. The creators obviously knew that the reader would know who Wolverine and Spider-Man are (by opening this issue), but almost everything, whether it’s the characters in Fortnite or why it all happens, requires heaps of somewhat detailed explanation. The creative team is doing well enough to catch us up on how many of these factors, including how a few of these characters appeared in the Fortnite the universe a year or two ago, and how the power source works.

Unfortunately, the main villain is a mystery even to villains, and that can make things a little vague. It’s not too confusing once you put this book down, but you probably won’t know why we should care about this story. A familiar Marvel villain adds a little extra intrigue, making for a good cliffhanger.

Hey, I remember that pose! Courtesy of Marvel Comics.

Why we should care seems confusing, though. This is partly due to the fact that there are low stakes outside of “saving everything”. The characters’ motivations also seem limited at best. Spider-Man is in the fight because of his kind heart and his desire to help those in need. Meanwhile, Wolverine’s draw is to have a good fight (at least that’s on the mark). It has nothing to do with the DC/Fortnite crossover, where Batman had more stakes in the game since he wanted to save Catwoman. This previous story also delved into his incredible detective mind; here though, our heroes seem to be throwing themselves headlong into battle just because.

Davíla’s art is good here, with solid costume design and easy-to-follow action through the visuals. Edgar Delgado backs him up on colors, making Galactus look amazing while paying a fun homage to Spider-Man’s first cover in amazing fantasy. Still, the art has to deal with plenty of dialogue in most scenes, with the action feeling like quick nuggets between all the secondary notes and tangents. Featured art appears on the last two pages involving a key villain – Davíla captures the inside of this character’s domain very well and peppers it with little squiggles and details similar to how most artists play with the Batman cave.

Young readers who love Fortnite will probably appreciate Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War #1 more so than casual comic book fans, especially since each issue comes with codes to earn in-game swag. epic action than a weird instruction manual. And because of that, the story and entertainment value ultimately suffers.

'Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War' #1 Has A Lot To Explain

‘Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War’ #1 Has A Lot To Explain

Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1

Younger readers who love Fortnite will likely enjoy Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 more than casual comic book fans, helped by the fact that each issue comes with codes to get in-game swag. lots of exposition, making it feel less like an epic action comic and more like an explanation of every little thing. Because of this, the value of the story and the entertainment suffers.

The cliffhanger is an intriguing development

In general, the art is good even though it faces a lot of word bubbles

About 80% of this book is exposition and explanation

There is no in-game skin for any of these heroes.

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Listen to Your Mother, Benjamin Franklin – Orange County Register


A letter unearthed in an old Laguna Woods mansion:

To: Benjamin Franklin

From: Yo mama

Benji, why haven’t I heard from you? While you were signing all these statements and pulling out your pen, could you write me a note? I received your thank you note for the Chinese urn, but I was hoping for a real letter.

Not that your letters are always cheerful. Why don’t you still like being one of 15 kids? So you had to wear second-hand clothes. So? Your sister is not much taller than you. If you’re so smart, why didn’t you tell your dad that an ounce of prevention was worth it – well, never mind.

Well, there are a couple of things I want to talk to you about. I heard you were seen wearing those stupid tiny glasses called granny glasses. Are you a grandmother? Nope! So stop! Get something more fashionable.

Speaking of luck, you’re pushing your own. Everyone knows your little escapades. If you’re not careful, your wife – what’s her name – is sure to know. I heard about the new girl you’re hanging out with, Penny Pupnik or something. Well, listen to your mother. I tell you for your good. Next time you’re with her and you hear your wife approaching, you better hide her in the vase. Believe me, a penny spent is a penny saved. Oh, stop growling.

I was so embarrassed. A friend mentioned that she saw you late at night flying something in the sky that looked like speedos. Honestly, Benjamin, I thought you were done with your little fetish

About the stove you sent me. I’m proud you made it yourself and thank you, but I find I use more the hibachi I bought from the Sears catalog before he secretly got engaged to Roebuck.

I’m also sending you something. It’s a hair dryer and an artichoke photo. All the men in the village do this. Simply brush the remaining hair from the back of your head forward. You will look stunning!

Speaking of smashing, that’s exactly what I wanted to do to your face after reading your last remark: “When man and woman die as the poets have sung, her heart is the last that moves; his last language. It was so typically choov… Chauvin… savinis – well, you know what I mean. One more insult like that and you’ll have to change the name of your almanac to “Poor Benny’s.” By the way, there’s no k in the word almanac, honey.

I’m worried about your instability. You’ve been a designer, printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, philosopher, statesman… I mean, how do you think your job application is doing in these difficult times? Frankly, Benji, I think you need advice, that’s the purpose of this letter.

I heard about a wonderful new therapy group. I am sure you will benefit from it. Believe me, some of the people there might be worse off than you, so you don’t have to be shy.

One of them, Marie Curie, insists on being called Madame, above all. Anyway, her husband persuaded her to attend the meeting because she can’t cook for nothing. He says that every time she walks into the kitchen he hears pots clattering and things bubbling on the stove, but when he asks “What are we eating?” she says “Nothing!” It drives him crazy.

Then there is a man named Morse. What a nervous Nelly he is! Can’t sit for a minute without tapping his fingers – on tables, chairs, anything he gets his hands on. Don’t sit next to him…unless you need a massage.

I think this 12 steps would be good for you. Listen, Benji, I just want you to find yourself, to be happy. Maybe if you listen to your mother, you’ll come up with something. Above all, remember what you said to me yourself: “If a man empties his purse in his head, no one can take it from him.”

What the hell does that mean? Need I say more? Acquire help!

love, mom

Jan Marshall’s lifetime work is devoted to humor and healing through books, columns and advice. Media comedian and former television host, she is a certified master hypnotherapist. In 1986, she founded the International Humor & Healing Institute. Its board members included Norman Cousins, Steve Allen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, and John Cleese, along with other physicians and artists. Among her works, she wrote the satirical survival book “Dancin’ Schmancin’ with the Scars: Finding the Humor No Matter What!” As a survivor, she still donates a percentage of book profit sales to the American Cancer Society, American Brain Tumor Association, Wounded Warriors, and the Laguna Woods Village Foundation. Jan has recently published two children’s books, “The Littlest Hero” and “The Toothbrush Who Tryed To Run Away”. Currently, proceeds from all of her books are donated to ukraine.savethechildren.net. Contact Jan at [email protected]

Judge: No New Town in E Baton Rouge, But Demand Isn’t Racial | Louisiana News


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has rejected a plan to create a new town in East Baton Rouge Parish, but says the lines weren’t drawn to exclude black people.

Retired 22nd Judicial District Judge Martin Coady last week rejected plans for the proposed town of St. George, news outlets reported. According to him, the city would not be able to balance its budget and its creation would cost the government of Baton Rouge $48 million.

Voters within the proposed city limits approved the incorporation plan in 2019. However, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and her administration quickly filed a lawsuit to block the move.

Coady’s opinion dismissed claims that city limits were drawn to discriminate against blacks after an early incorporation vote rejected the plan, The Advocate noted.

Organizers said the new map just eliminated areas where voters rejected incorporation.

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“The perception that racism played a role in setting boundaries is a reasonable impression,” Coady wrote. “The perception may exist, but the Founders provided a racially neutral reason why certain areas were excluded and not deliberately drawn in a racially discriminatory manner.”

Organizers plan to appeal Coady’s decision against drafting.

“The citizens of St. George are disappointed that our right to vote has been invalidated,” spokesman Andrew Murrell said.

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Treat yourself to something cool: peach and yogurt popsicles

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This article was first published in June 2015.

Homemade popsicles were popular even when your parents were kids. They probably used ice cube trays, but now there are molds shaped like stars, rockets, and even cartoon characters. And today’s recipes are more interesting (and tastier) than freezing orange juice or lemonade. We found one in “The 100 Best Juices for Kidsby Jessica Fisher which is fruity and creamy. We made our popsicles with peaches, but you can also try this recipe with your favorite berries. Either way, these are colorful and easy-to-make treats for a hot summer day.

Be sure to use ripe peaches.

You will have leftover honey syrup, which can be used to sweeten lemonade or iced tea. It can be refrigerated in an airtight container for several months.

Tools: Saucepan, slotted spoon, sharp knife, cutting board, two bowls, blender or food processor, 1/4 cup popsicle molds

Handling time: 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Popsicles can be frozen for up to several months.

1/2 cup plain or low-fat plain yogurt

Combine honey and water in small saucepan over medium heat; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, until the honey has dissolved and the mixture is just bubbling around the edges. Let cool, then transfer to a container with an airtight lid. Refrigerate until use.

1. Fill a bowl with ice cubes and cold water.

2. Bring a saucepan filled with water to a boil over high heat. Use a small, sharp knife to carefully score a large “X” at the bottom of each peach, then gently drop them into the water; wait 20-30 seconds, then use a slotted spoon to transfer the fruit to the ice water bath. Wait 10 seconds, then drain. You should be able to peel loose peach skins off (or you can use a table knife to finish the job).

3. Cut the peaches in half; discard the pits.

4. Place your hand over a small bowl, then squeeze the juice from 1/2 lemon into your hand; it will act as a strainer and catch the seeds, while the juice will fall into the bowl. Discard the seeds.

5. Combine peeled peach halves, 3/4 cup chilled honey syrup and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a blender or food processor; blend or puree until smooth. (If any lemon juice remains, save it for another use.)

6. Combine yogurt and honey in a small bowl.

seven. Pour the peach puree into each popsicle mold, filling them about one-third full. Carefully pour some of the yogurt mixture into each popsicle mold, creating a second layer. Mix the remaining peach puree, then divide it into the molds, creating a third layer in each.

8. Insert poles or handles; freeze for 1 hour or until firm. To serve, you may need to run the bottoms of the molds under hot running water for a few seconds to loosen the pops.

Food | Per soft drink (using low-fat yogurt): 70 calories, 1g protein, 17g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 0g dietary fibre, 16 g sugar

Recipe tested by Toni L. Sandys; questions by e-mail to [email protected].

Popeye gets an update with a new cartoonist starting Sunday


On Sunday, June 5, Randy Milholland takes up the mantle as the longtime iconic comic book artist, popeye. Randy takes over the beloved Sunday strip after the retirement of Hy Eisman, who used to draw popeye on Sundays since 1994. According to a statement, Milholland’s passion for popeye dates back to childhood, when he fell in love with the cartoon series, and is “a true expert on all things Popeye, and brings his knowledge of the character and his story to the forefront of the strip”. Randy Milholland first gained recognition for his Popeye cartoons when he took part in Popeye’s Cartoon Club for the Sailor’s 90th birthday in 2019. He is best known for his popular online comic series, something positive.

While staying true to the adventurous Popeye roots of the original Thimble Theater comics where the character debuted in 1929, Randy seeks to modernize popeye, updating comic book humor and incorporating a diverse cast of characters to make Sweethaven more representative of today’s world. It also seeks to incorporate the adventurous elements of the past popeye comics he fell in love with as a child, bringing monsters and other fantasy elements back into comics.

Popeye was created by EC Segar in 1929 and has been a constant presence in pop culture ever since. After Segar’s death in 1938, Thimble Theater was sued by other creators, including Segar’s assistant Bud Sagendorf, whose reprints continue to air during the week. At least from now on, it looks like Milholland will continue Eisman’s tradition of drawing the Sunday comics but leading the way in the dailies.

From 1932, popeye headlined a number of cartoons through 1957, with occasional animated returns to the character in the years that followed. Robert Altman even brought the character to live action in a 1980 film starring Robin Williams, which bombed, but left a village standing in Malta has since become an iconic tourist destination.

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe Trailer Brings the Boys Back to Paramount+


They come back from the past and in more ways than one. On Thursday, Paramount+ unveiled the trailer for Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe. The trailer and synopsis can be seen below.

In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-head are sentenced to space camp by a “creative” judge in 1998, which leads to a trip on the space shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they reappear in our time, where they seek love, abuse iPhones, and are hunted down by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don’t score.

Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe is the long-awaited sequel to the duo’s first theatrical adventure, 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Series creator Mike Judge is back as director, writer and will reprise his role as the voice of the two boys. The film is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Titmouse, Inc.

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If you are new to Beavis and Buttheadwelcome to the 90s. Beavis and Butt-Head made their debut in Judge’s 1992 short baseball frog, which aired on MTV’s Liquid Television. MTV would commission an original series beginning The Boys, which was a smash hit! The show centered around the boys as they go to school, get part-time jobs, and engage in silly teenage shenanigans. Each episode involved a portion of the boys watching popular music videos of the time and providing low-key commentary.


As one of MTV’s highest-rated shows at the time, Beavis and Butthead would go on to wreak havoc on MTV from 1992 to 1997 with seven seasons. The popularity of the show naturally led to the years 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. The film followed the boys on a road trip to find their stolen television, and later “score”, while being chased by the FBI! The film was a commercial success, with a budget of $12 million and a box office earning of $63 million. In 2011, the duo returned with an official eighth season consisting of 22 episodes. The series also featured the first appearance of Daria, who would go on to star in her own hit show also on MTV.

It wasn’t until 2014 that Judge raised the possibility of reviving the duo, but MTV wasn’t interested. In 2020, Comedy Central announced that it had commissioned a second revival of the show, which would target the Gen Z demographic. The revival would also include several spinoffs and films. But until now, that was the last anyone had heard of the project.

Now the two had (somewhat) found their way back to MTV as part of the Paramount+ library, which also contains all 200+ episodes of the original series. While on the surface it may look like a cartoon without substance, Beavis and Butthead continues to present itself as a living time capsule of the slacker culture of the 1990s. Where young people couldn’t be bothered to care and preferred to sit back and let the world go by. Whereas Daryaupcoming spinoff, Jodiepromises a more grounded catch-up in the modern world from the perspective of an older millennial, Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe is more of a celebration of this nostalgic world.

Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe is coming to Paramount+ on June 23 this year!

Full episode of animated spin-off Better Call Saul Slippin’ Jimmy is now free online


We saw him at the height of his debauchery as the soulless Saul Goodman in ‘Breaking Bad’, we got to know and love him as the well-meaning but tragically fallible Jimmy McGill in ‘Better Call Saul’. , and now we’ve got a whole new look at the character back when he was only known as “Slippin’ Jimmy.” The first episode of the animated series, titled “After Bedtime”, follows Jimmy and his disruptive friend Marco sneaking under their parents’ noses and trying to enact their plan to acquire a Lady Labyrinth comic book from their local store.

It’s not enough stakes as high as “Better Call Saul” or “Breaking Bad” have been at their peak, naturally, but it’s incredibly fun to see a lot of hustling, too-smart-for-its-own-good instincts take hold at such an early stage. his life. As we saw in “Better Caul Saul,” the distinctive black ring Jimmy wears under his Saul Goodman persona stems from his affection for his old friend Marco, whose trickster tendencies have certainly rubbed off on our protagonist. Here, however, it’s Jimmy who takes the lead, urging Marco to join their “adventure” which inevitably leads them to no good.

“Slippin’ Jimmy” is written by “Better Call Saul” veterans Ariel Levine and Kathleen Williams-Foshee, with a voice cast that includes Chi McBride, Laraine Newman and Sean Giambrone. It’s a brief but welcome way to help pass the time until “Better Call Saul” kicks off the final half of its final season, which is set to arrive Monday, July 11, 2022 on AMC.

You drink, you lose! The rise of sober-curious television | Television


“Nobody wants to hang out with the designated driver,” Cassie, a functional alcoholic, says in HBO’s The Flight Attendant. ” You want to know why ? Because it’s boring.”

In the past, pop culture has not always been inclined to tell stories of sobriety. And maybe this assumption is the reason. There’s a lot of drama in power outages, hangovers, and bad behavior, but the strict recovery rules? In Cassie’s words… boring. Or even worse, preacher.

And yet, despite its protagonist’s concerns, The Flight Attendant’s second series is one of many television shows, along with Disney+’s Single Drunk Female and BritBox’s The Dry, acknowledging that sobriety – and sobriety in particular feminine – can be a source of great television.

In The Flight Attendant, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) has spent a year sober and established a seemingly healthy new life in Los Angeles, where serenity is only superficial. The flight attendant’s high conceptual conceit – featuring fantastical sequences playing out in Cassie’s head – has always hinged on her status as an unreliable narrator. But where the series previously used its drunkenness to achieve this, its second series applies the same level of inner scrutiny to sobriety as it does to addiction. Cassie, newly sober, disappears into a hall of mirrors, her sense of self shattered into warring surrogates. There’s the party girl she was; the traumatized adolescent; the depressive who can barely commit; and a moralizing example of who she could be if she had made better choices. Amidst all their noise, the real Cassie doesn’t drink but continues to put herself in danger, having replaced booze with something equally secretive and dangerous: being an asset to the CIA.

Roisin Gallagher as Shiv in The Dry. Photography: Peter Rowen/BritBox

This rude awakening that sobriety does not solve the problems that alcohol once seemed to alleviate is also explored in The Dry, which sees 35-year-old Shiv (Roisin Gallagher) returning home to Dublin, six months sober. While her family suspects that her new identity as a drug addict is just another layer of self-absorption, Shiv discovers that her self-destructive tendencies have not receded: even sober, she gravitates towards toxic relationships and bad decisions. . She struggles to reconcile the idea of ​​herself as an alcoholic with the image she has of alcoholism itself, crystallized by attending two very different AA meetings: one in suburban candle full of people who don’t look like alcoholics, and one in the center of town. town full of people who, at least in Shiv’s mind, do a lot. When she tries to leave, claiming she was just guessing at “the vibe,” the meeting leader chastises her for treating AA like “an aerial yoga class.”

These shows come after an extended period of heavy drinking women on TV. Sex and the City’s girl-about-town glamor shifted to Scandal’s Olivia Pope and The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick – successful middle-class women for whom no hard day at the office was complete without pouring a half -bottle of burgundy. It was also the era of the unlikable anti-heroine finally allowed to hang out with her flaws, including her ability to abuse, in Broad City, Insecure and Fleabag. Aside from a few glimmers of deeper questioning about women’s drinking – Mickey in Netflix’s Love, Jessa in Girls, and Tuca in Tuca & Bertie – it has rarely made its way into the story as it did for the male characters who drank too much (Hank in Californication, BoJack Horseman, pretty much everyone in Mad Men).

Now we have TV shows that allow us to hang out with female characters as they try to work through their problem, like Single Drunk Female. Partly based on the sobriety journey of its creator, Simone Finch, it follows twenty-something Sam (Sofia Black-D’Elia) as she returns home after assaulting her boss, losing her job, and being mandated by the court to attend A.A. It’s a comedy but sobriety is not the punchline. For Sam, getting sober is deeply boring, sometimes oppressive, and often extremely boring; that’s before you get to the unfairly extortionate prices of non-alcoholic bar alternatives.

Drunk single woman
One day at a time… 20-something Sam returns home to begin her new sober life in Single Drunk Female. Photography: Elizabeth Sisson/Freeform/Getty Images

There is a valid argument that Single Drunk Female moves too quickly in Sam’s story but, as with The Flight Attendant and The Dry, it never suggests that sobriety comes easily, unlike the clumsiness of alcohol consumption. Miranda’s alcohol problem resolved overnight – or at least between episodes – in And Just Like That… (Although this is a show whose last character with a drinking problem died of a window opened).

On the contrary, for these women, sobriety is precarious, tense, hanging by a thread. Boundaries have shifted since they chose to quit drinking and they find themselves in totally uncharted territory, renegotiating every relationship in their lives. We witness the exhausting effort it takes to keep our balance perpetually at the top of a slippery slope, facing family and friends who think they can have “just one” or who stiffen each time they hear the unmistakable sound of glasses clinking. Deciding not to drink is a choice these women have to make every minute of every day, over and over again.

In the past, stories culminated with the satisfyingly familiar scene of a character uttering the words, “I’m X…and I’m an alcoholic.” With these sober and curious shows, that’s more often the starting point – and we stay in the room to hear what happens next.

The Cardiff brothers who moved to LA and now have their own animated kids show on Netflix


Two brothers from Cardiff with an incredible talent for drawing cartoons have landed their own show on Netflix. Matthew and Paul Layzell, known as Layzell Bros, have created a new interactive 3D animation series titled battle cat which was available to stream worldwide from April 19.

The couple, who have been drawing together since they were children, moved to Los Angeles to work on the project and have been professional animation partners for the past decade. They have previously produced content for an array of networks and brands, including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, Nike, and Google.

“As kids, we were creating characters and worlds together all the time,” recalls younger brother Paul, 33. “We spent a summer making hundreds of homemade Pokemon cards. We also created a spreadsheet that cataloged and scheduled the fictional TV shows we had. It’s funny that we’re still doing what we’ve always done, but haven’t really gotten out of it.

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Matthew added: “It was a big moment for us when we got access to Cartoon Network as teenagers. Shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack and Gundam Wing really stuck with us.”

Cardiff High School alumni have admitted that forging a career in animation was scary at first as the chances of real success are slim. However, they learned a lot during their time at university and the invaluable contacts they made.

Matthew, 36, who took a foundation course at Cardiff Metropolitan University, then known as UWIC, before heading to Kingston University in London, added: “I went to study animation in college so it was a conscious decision I wanted to give it to her But being able to do a show was a lifelong dream that took a lot of time, a lot of hard work and good fortune to come true.

“Becoming a professional takes time and patience to really learn the craft, and from there it’s all about showing off your skills. When we started, we tried to make as many movies as possible. and tried to work on every project we could to make a name for ourselves.”

Paul added: “I kind of fell into animation helping Matt in the evenings and weekends on various projects that he and his friends were working on. Through that, I learned the ropes and I I went from there. I love that as a director you can influence a little bit everything in the process of making the film.”

The brothers said it was only natural to work on a project together and they rarely argued. Matthew added: “We’re a well-balanced team. I often go off on a tangent with crazy, outlandish ideas, while Paul stays grounded and shapes the overall body of an idea. By working together, we balance each other out to get something done. both exciting and accessible.”

Paul said: “Although the stakes are higher than when we were kids, we’re still working to create something we enjoy – and hope others will too. We’re pretty open and honest with each other, and if there are disagreements, we know it’s just coming from a place of creative ambition, and ultimately we’re striving for the same goal.”

Interactive animated series Battle Kitty is now on Netflix

Although they’ve won individual awards for their work, they admit that delivering Battle Kitty to the world has been their greatest professional achievement so far. “Battle Kitty is about a super-powered kitten, named Kitty, who travels to a battle island to fight monsters and become the greatest warrior of all time,” Matthew explained. “It’s based on short animations I made in my spare time and posted on Instagram. The Kitty and Orc characters proved popular, so I worked with Paul and we developed the idea in a show.”

Paul added: “Much of the show’s DNA comes from Matt’s raw animated shorts. The main characters Kitty and Orc – who Matts continues to voice – were well understood, but the rest of the show is very inspired by video games. we loved to play when we were kids and we still play today. The Super Mario 3D, Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing series, in particular, inspired the look of the series.”

Intended mainly for 7 to 12 year olds, tThe show uses a unique interactive format based on video game-style world maps. The format will allow viewers to navigate their own adventures in the vast Kitty universe, unlocking new story chapters and discovering surprise content along the way.

When asked if interactive animated shows are going to become more popular, Matthew added: “I hope so. It’s definitely a space that’s evolving and feels like there’s new ground With Battle Kitty we wanted to use interactivity to leave the viewer immersed in the world during the time between episodes, but the possibilities are endless and child audiences in particular are used to seeing new and unconventional ways to experience content.”

A lawyer arrives | National Catholic Journalist


“Father, I have made your name known to them” (John 17:26).

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; John 17:20-26

As the liturgical year approaches Pentecost, the Acts of the Apostles focuses on Paul, now a prisoner sent to Rome to present his case to the emperor. In today’s reading we witness his skill in pitting the two main parties of the Sanhedrin, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, against each other on the question of the resurrection. The Roman commander must save him from the tumult and then send him to Rome. There he would spend the rest of his life under house arrest awaiting probable orders from the Mad Emperor Nero to execute him with other Christians to deflect blame for the burning city.

As his own life fades from the picture, Paul has only his faith in the power of the Holy Spirit to assure him that the church will survive these birth pangs and the many threats from within. and from the outside. He ran the race, kept the faith. The rest depends on the Spirit.

In our time, we have seen enough abuse, cover-ups, arrogance and deceit in our political and religious leaders to be unrealistic about the challenges we face as citizens and followers. Jesus’ promise to us was not to remove us from the world or save us from its temptations and snares. The Spirit he sent was not going to do everything for us. The Spirit is our advocate, guide, and helper as we face the challenges and work to overcome the obstacles and threats we face.

According to the words often attributed to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, we must “pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on us”. It is this collaboration that honors God while affirming our freedom and dignity to do our part. The Holy Spirit works through us, just as divinity needed humanity to make Jesus.

Pentecost will be the breath of God into our mortal bodies if we welcome it. The Spirit will enter our flesh, guide our steps, give strength to our hands and fill our hearts with love. If we present ourselves as we are, God will make us members of the body of Christ, sent to redeem the world through us.

how big brands like Nike and Prada use them – and what could go wrong


Luxury fashion house Prada has a program for customers who want something even more exclusive than its usual range of clothing and accessories. Each month, on a first-come, first-served basis, the Time Capsule collection offers ultra-limited editions of Prada products. They are only on sale for 24 hours, with purchases delivered directly to customers’ doorsteps.

For the new June edition, there is an extra twist. Those who purchase one of 100 black and white button-up shirts by Cassius Hirst, son of famed British artist Damien, will receive an NFT (non-fungible token) as part of the experience. These are GIFs of the black and white capsules that Prada uses to mark these events, and they are also made available to buyers of previous editions.

It’s the latest example of how big brands are experimenting with NFTs to add another dimension to their businesses. This has recently included everything from digital Nike sneakers to virtual collectibles from sports clubs such as AC Milan. For example, Gucci is selling a digital bag for more than its real-world equivalent ($4,115 vs. $3,400), a sign that Prada NFTs could fetch a premium if resold.

Most media coverage around NFTs has focused on major art auctions such as Beeple’s Everydays, a giant digital collage that sold for $69 million, and the highly publicized Bored Ape Yacht Club. , 10,000 cartoon avatars of primates that look, well, bored. But clearly, the arrival of traditional brands is also an important part of the story. Total NFT sales for 2022 are heading towards around £90bn, more than double 2021 despite the markets crashing at the moment.

So what are the best examples of brands operating in this space, and are there any pitfalls?

First comers

NFTs are online assets that also serve as certificates of ownership, typically digital items like an artwork or video, but potentially even physical items like clothing or a car. People can buy and sell NFTs on marketplaces like OpenSea, LooksRare, or Magic Eden, and the market exploded in 2021 thanks to the hype of Beeple and high-profile celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Lebron James issuing their own NFTs. .

Sports associations such as the NBA and NFL were among the first to sell NFTs of sports hero trading cards, videos of classic moments, and even player-signed jerseys. It’s about using NFTs to capitalize on a loyal fanbase by gifting them with rare assets.

Sports associations and clubs take advantage of NFT collectibles.

In the coming years, NFTs are likely to merge with the virtual worlds of the metaverse, in the sense that many will likely be usable there. Balenciaga, another luxury fashion house, was an early pioneer in this direction, offering a collection of NFT accessories that players can wear in Fortnite.

Nike was particularly forward-thinking when it purchased NFT pioneers RTFKT Studios in late 2021. RTFKT made a name for itself with a collection of manga-style 3D NFT characters called CloneX that now trade for dozens thousands of US dollars. In line with other top NFT collections such as Bored Apes, RTFKT uses CloneX characters to create a storyline that unfolds gradually over time.

CloneX avatars for sale on OpenSea.
CloneX avatars for sale on OpenSea.

In February, CloneX owners got NFTs dropped from mysterious digital boxes known as Mnlths. The Mnlths had Nike swooshes on the side and soon began selling for over US$10,000 (£7,944) on NFT Markets, although no one knew what was inside. In April, Nike announced that owners could “burn” them to unlock a pair of digital sneakers called CryptoKicks, along with a flask allowing users to customize them, and another mystery box called Mnlth 2. A pair of CryptoKicks will has since been sold for US$134,000.

Meanwhile, online platforms are helping to make these NFTs more usable. Meta is creating features for Facebook and Instagram that will allow users to create NFTs and feature them on their social media profiles. Spotify is working on something similar, with a view to creating new revenue streams for artists and record labels.

Danger straight ahead?

But while these are examples of the potential of NFTs for big brands, there are also serious risks. The market has fallen significantly in both price and volume in recent weeks, in line with declines in everything from the stock market to cryptocurrencies. Many collectors will be sitting on assets that were worth much more a few months ago.

A historic sports club like, say, Real Madrid could thus unwittingly damage the financial well-being of its fans. Should the club compensate these people in some way to avoid jeopardizing the relationship? Or what if fans became like day traders, flipping NFTs to try and make money. Is the club then likely to be accused of allowing something akin to gambling?

NFT of a one-armed bandit
NFT Casino is now open.
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Another danger is the undesirable repercussions of a company giving control of assets to unknown third parties. What, for example, would the customers of fashion brand Patagonia think of its sustainable and militant values ​​if its NFTs ended up being displayed by a major fossil fuel contractor?

For many brands, it’s also not yet clear whether NFTs could cannibalize the sales of their physical products. Likewise, not all brands have the same scarcity value as a Prada or a Gucci. A budget retailer such as Primark could experience a lack of demand if it launches NFTs, and its image could be affected.

Companies launching NFTs are potentially going to have to change more than meets the eye. They will need to implement a range of new roles to manage relationships with NFT owners and their corporate reputation.

It could become a distraction from the core business of the company. Perhaps they are becoming like an investment house, more focused on maximizing NFT sales than creating value for their clients. Especially for brands with a more progressive culture like Ben & Jerry’s or Oatly, this could raise awkward ethical issues.

Nonetheless, it’s going to be fascinating to see how this market develops. Successful companies are likely to be those that are aware of these risks and view NFTs as a new revenue market to explore rather than a short-term opportunity.

Borgen, Love Island, Money Heist and more…


Ok, technically this Sex Pistols drama came out at the end of May, but June is when most people can see it. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, etc.) eschewed a Johnny Rotten contribution to base his story on the memoir of guitarist Steve Jones, and while the resulting series isn’t perfect, it does offer a glimpse of a incredible era for popular culture.

Borgen – Power & Glory Netflix, Thursday June 2

Borgen – Power and Glory.

While Scandi noir might look a bit like 2011, this Danish political drama continues to fly the flag for Danish talent in the TV world. This fourth series has eight new episodes, revolving around a crisis for Minister Birgitte Nyborg after the discovery of oil in Greenland.

Love Island, Virgin Media Two, June 6

Gemma Owen on Love Island.
Gemma Owen on Love Island.

As the networks reduce their schedules, this show is guaranteed to deliver plenty of headlines throughout the summer. Confirmed candidates for the Mallorcan villa include Gemma Owen – daughter of soccer star Michael Owen – and Dublin microbiologist Dami Hope.

On the roads with Simon Delaney, RTÉ One, June 6

The affable actor presents a new four-part series on various issues relating to Ireland’s road transport network. Traffic jams, road safety and the urgent need to abandon the car as the main means of transport are among the issues discussed with various experts. Delaney also travels to Sweden to see how they are already making major changes.

Everything I Know About Love, BBC One, June 7

Everything I know about love.
Everything I know about love.

A seven-part adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s best-selling memoir about her experiences as a woman in her twenties living in London around 2012. The story of friendship, sex and love in the early coming of age seems to be one of the biggest series of the summer.

Zoo Live RTÉ One, June 7-9

Ella McSweeney leads a new series from Dublin Zoo for three consecutive nights. As well as watching the animals in the zoo’s enclosures, various celebrities will try their hand at the work of the keepers, and we’ll see segments from some of the facility’s conservation partners in Asia and Africa.

Young Plato RTÉ One, June 9

Kevin McArevey in Young Plato.
Kevin McArevey in Young Plato.

Documentary about Kevin McArevey, the maverick headmaster of Holy Cross School in Ardoyne, Belfast. A black belt in karate, he uses the tools of ancient Greek philosophers to try to endow his young proteges with resilience.

The Lazarus Project, Sky Atlantic/Now, June 16

Joe Barton’s previous show Giri/Haji probably didn’t get the audience it deserved when it aired in 2019 on the BBC, but perhaps this eight-part thriller will have a bigger impact . In a sci-fi thriller, Dermot Gleeson tries to avert a nuclear disaster by time traveling.

Money Heist: Korea, Netflix, June 24

Money Heist: Korea
Money Heist: Korea

For those missing the high-octane Spanish drama, this Korean version may fill the gap. Around a hostage crisis and the possible reunification of the Korean peninsula, you will inevitably see some faces of Squid Game.

Westworld, Sky Atlantic/Now, June 27

Thandiwe Newton in Westworld

Thandiwe Newton in Westworld

The dystopian tale has likely lost a few viewers since its 2016 debut, but die-hard fans are salivating at the prospect of season four. They’ve been waiting two years for season four, with the convoluted plot still making room for characters played by Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton and Ed Harris.

Tributes after the death of cartoonist Yorkatt and Eric Richard Stansfield


FORMER York Press cartoonist Richard Stansfield – who drew the hugely popular cartoon Yorkatt and Eric – has died aged 72.

Mr Stansfield died suddenly at his home in Welburn following a heart attack on April 28.

He left no children of his own. But his brother Paul said he was adored by his sister-in-law Jackie and niece Courtney.

“Jackie always said he was the sweetest and very compassionate, and Courtney will always be remembered for his eccentricity and love,” Paul said. “I will miss him dearly. He wasn’t just my brother, he was my best friend.”

News reporter Maxine Gordon added: “Waiting for Richard’s Yorkatt cartoon to arrive was always the highlight of the day.

“Cartoons have invariably brought a smile – and even belly laughs. Richard didn’t hold back, and sometimes we had to run the cartoon through our editor to get approval.

“Yorkatt was a much-loved part of The Press – and is a valuable part of our local history.”

Richard drew his caricatures under the pseudonym of Wolf. He started with a daily political cartoon, before concentrating on his weekly strip Yorkatt and Eric.

It was deceptively simple – two chatting cats, often perched on the roof of a house in York. And, like the Wolf cartoon, it also routinely poked fun at politicians.

In a tape ahead of the 2015 general election, the two cats discussed how Labor and the Tories kept trying to outdo each other with promises on NHS spending. “I didn’t realize the NHS was on Flog It,” says Yorkatt.

In 2015, Richard took aim at the York Museums Trust for introducing charges to the York Art Gallery. “Well, Eric, people will always have a choice,” Yorkatt says. “Eat at Bettys or go see the Ettys.”

Richard even took on the Church of England. Yorkatt and Eric were discussing why the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, had not been granted the post of Archbishop of Canterbury. “The Church of England thinks he’s being too outspoken,” says Eric. “Wasn’t there a man from Nazareth who also upset the establishment? asks Yorkatt.

York Press: Richard Stansfield when he was a photographer at the Castle Museum

Dr. Sentamu was so happy that Richard had the cartoon framed and presented to him.

Richard Stansfield was born in York in 1950. He went to St Peters School and then got a job with HL Browns in Sheffield as a jeweler’s assistant.

From Sheffield he moved to London, where he became a silver appraiser, first at Mappin & Webb and then Garrards, appraising silver for clients including the Royal Family.

After a few years, he returned to York, became a photographer at the York Castle Museum and began his press cartoons.

Richard’s character was warm and caring, and he was a loyal friend, Paul said – even if he wouldn’t suffer fools.

“But he had a wonderful sense of humor. I think that came through in his cartoons.”

He certainly did…

Richard Stansfield, December 12, 1950 – April 28, 2022.

Richard’s funeral will take place at St John the Evangelist Church in Welburn at midday on Tuesday June 7. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Royal British Legion.

The most influential anime in history


Although it comes from the other side of the world, Japanese animation or anime has managed to make a huge impact internationally, which is growing stronger and stronger over the years. Conventions dedicated to the genre travel the world every year, and fans of many of these series show enormous devotion to them, creating powerful communities.

Animators, artists, otakus, fans… whether you are already an expert in cartoons or you are new to the genre, here is the list of the best animated series in history, whether for their importance in the world of entertainment or for the impressive reception they received from the public.

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

After the 2003 anime adaptation, which ended up being completely separated from the original manga, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was created as a more faithful reinterpretation of the story than its predecessor.

In this anime, two brothers search for the Philosopher’s Stone after trying to bring their mother back to life and losing too much in the attempt. In this universe inspired by early 20th century Europe, alchemy exists, key to the development of history.

The story is distinguished by its powerful characters, built to look like real, independent people. From main characters to supporting characters, the series makes sure you get to know them all and their motivations (and break your heart on more than one occasion). From dynamic alchemy-based combat to a dark atmosphere that keeps us glued to the screen, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood honors the manga it’s based on and deserves this spot. His mixture of comedy and tragedy will leave a mark in your memory if you decide to immerse yourself in his universe.

2. Attack on Titan (2013)

When you think of the most popular anime series, Attack on Titan comes to mind. Inspired by Europe at the turn of the last century, the setting is a fictional world in which humanity is threatened by immense beings called titans. Humans must take shelter in large walls and learn to fight against these gigantic monsters in order to survive.

Through its perfectly constructed characters, this anime deals with social issues such as racism/classism, war refugees, human nature, and the force behind belief. Best of all, Attack on Titan’s animation style brings us battle scenes that will have us sticking to our chairs, and a thicker outline that gives it a striking aesthetic to go along with the rawness of the plot. The third part of the final season will be released in 2023, so you have time to catch up.

The most influential anime in history

3. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is everything the 1999 anime wanted to be. It’s more faithful to the original story, and the overall quality is much higher.

This incredible example of Shonen (action and touches of humor, usually about a group of protagonists fighting against increasingly stronger enemies) gives us a lot of well-built characters. This anime stands out for taking clichés from Japanese animation and giving them a twist, creating recognizable and unique results.

On top of that, Hunter x Hunter’s soundtrack blows us away and beautifully complements the dynamic animation with every fight. If Shonen is your thing, you can’t miss it.

The most influential anime in history

4. Death Note (2006)

Deathnote is an adaptation of the manga that debuted in 2003 and is one of the best known anime for those less familiar with the anime genre.

Like the original product, the series became so famous after its premiere that it now has four feature film adaptations (some better than others), two novels, and several video games released for the Nintendo DS. This anime is the choice of many (myself included) to introduce them to the world of anime. It’s not particularly long, and the thrilling plot, accompanied by a dark and gloomy aesthetic, draws you in from the first moment.

In the series, we will accompany Light Yagami, an outstanding student who one day finds a blank notebook with the word DEATHNOTE written on the cover. He soon discovers that every name he writes in this notebook will cause that person’s death.

The most influential anime in history

5. Code Geass (2006)

Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch is a 2006 anime created by Sunrise, an animation studio responsible for critically acclaimed works of the magnitude of InuYasha. This series is known for having one of the most compelling and surprising stories of its kind, filled with jaw-dropping twists and turns.

The plot takes place in a Japan conquered by the Britannia Empire, where the Japanese have lost their freedom and their rights. Exiled Prince Lelouch comes into contact with the Geass, a supernatural power that will help him free his nation and build a new world.

As in Deathnote, the protagonist is a tactician who must act through complex plans. Even though this is an anime in which mechas (giant robots) play an important role, the plot is mainly political and based on the relationship between the characters. We recommend checking it out if you want to see a story that has inspired many others.

The most influential anime in history

6. Stein’s; Gate (2011)

Based on a visual novel for Xbox 360, this anime is the greatest exponent of science fiction in the anime genre. It delves into the complex world of time travel, specifically parallel timelines.

that of Stein; Gate tells the story of a scientist who, after several failed attempts, manages to send a banana through time using a microwave. He soon discovers, along with his curious lab partners, that he can use the device and a cellphone to send messages to the past.

At the most confusing and craziest moments, the quality of characterization keeps us hooked on the narrative. The time jumps this story consistently and successfully makes will blow your mind.

The most influential anime in history

7. Berserk (1997)

The first anime adaptation of this 1989 manga surpasses the later ones for a variety of reasons. It’s the most faithful to the original, both in plot and thanks to its old-school animation style, which doesn’t fail to capture the raw and ominous atmosphere of the story.

The story of Berserk is set in a fantasy world with the aesthetics of medieval Europe, in which Guts, an orphan mercenary, devotes himself to hunting demonic beings with the elf Puck.

It is very important to mention that without manga we would not have video game sagas like Dark Souls or Bloodborne as we know them. Although they were all based on dark medieval fantasy books, Hidetaka Miyazaki himself, creator of the Souls franchise, commented in an interview that he asked his artists to create designs specifically inspired by Berserk.

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8. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

Neon Genesis Evangelion takes us to a futuristic world in which humanity must defend itself against supernatural beings called angels. The military organization NERV sends young people (“the children”) to fight them using EVAs, giant robots with which they establish a neural link.

The unique appeal of this anime is in the way it evolves, seeing the characters mature with apocalypse-related trauma. The plot, which becomes more and more psychological, is based on the personal experiences of Hideaki Anno, the director and screenwriter.

This anime has one of the best designs ever, and it’s equally impressive in terms of photographic direction. Being a post-apocalyptic future, the world creates the possibility of hosting architecture of gigantic proportions which plagues this series of jaw-dropping visuals.

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9. Cowboy Bebop (1998)

Another production from studio Sunrise, Cowboy Bebop takes us to 2071, in a future in which a group of bounty hunters travel the solar system to experience adventure and tragedy.

Cowboy Bebop is a particular mix of genres, from space western to drama, through action, adventure and many others. It deals with deep themes such as loneliness, the emptiness of existentialism and the impact of the past. If you’re looking for an anime that reminds you that Japanese animation is an art, don’t hesitate to dive into it.

This anime also shines with its soundtrack. The opener is a prime example, with the song “Tank!” of The Seatbelts, considered one of the most remarkable in the world of the genre. The accompanying animation isn’t short, a striking composition of colorful pop-style shots that reflects many of the influences of ’50s film noir.

The most influential anime in history

10. Musshishi (2005)

Although lesser known than others on this list, this anime is one of the most award-winning anime in Japan and even spawned a video game for the Nintendo DS (Mushishi: Amefuru Sato).

In Mushishi we accompany Ginko, a mushi expert who travels the world to help people negatively affected by these creatures. Mushis are beings few can see who live parasitically through humans, granting abilities to those they infest in return.

Mushishi is an episodic series, each chapter dedicated to a different case. Therefore, it does not have a continuous narrative to follow and develop. It belongs to the slice-of-life genre which, together with the fantastical atmosphere created by the animation style, generates a very human, extraordinarily relaxing and beautiful end product. No wonder it won a Tokyo Anime Award for Best Art Direction in 2006.

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11. One Piece

Of course, One Piece, one of the greatest anime in history and certainly one of the most popular franchises of recent decades, could not be missed. This animated series tells the adventures of a pirate crew in search of a treasure called the One Piece. He has one of the most personality driven styles ever seen in an anime (and that’s saying a lot).

A 1997 manga by Eiichiro Oda with over 1000 chapters and 14 movies, specials and shorts. But, in what order should we watch the main One Piece movies and at what time should we do it in relation to the anime series? At Meristation, we’ve got you covered.

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Bonus track | Honorable mentions

For the most nostalgic, we have reserved this small space for those animation classics that have shaped, in one way or another, a turning point in the history of Anime.


Going back to the subject of Shonen, this demographic group would not be as we know it today, without their existence. Toei Animation, one of the best animation studios in the world, introduced us to Dragon Ball, probably the most important anime series in history which made anime popular and known all over the world.

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How not to mention one of the longest anime of all time. Over 20 movies, miniseries, novels, manga, collectibles, events, merchandising, cosplays and of course, the origin of this franchise: video games.

The endless Pokémon saga is already much more than an animated series, created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori.

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Kimetsu No Yaiba

The second season of Kimetsu No Yaiba left us just as in awe as the first, and the animation of the hunter vs. demon fight scenes will make you want to watch them on the big screen.

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Unforgettable screens of amazing animated films at the 2022 New Jersey International Film Festival on June 4!


By Ashley Terer

originally published: 05/30/2022

Unforgettable is a deeply effective animated short from Sujin Kim telling stories about the plight of comfort women enslaved by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film uses otherworldly imagery and symbolism as various stories about being a comfort woman are told. The stories are devastating, detailing the hard truths of theft and exploitation. The animation is beautifully executed, both impressive and impactful. Unforgettable is a wonderfully put together and impactful collage that poignantly conveys the nightmare of being a comfort woman.

The shifting landscapes of the film as the various stories are told capture the scale and pain of each devastating tale. Often, comfort women were tricked into being enslaved with schemes such as offering toffee to a young girl or by promising young women accommodation to take up work making uniforms. The beautiful oasis we see for the first time with women living peacefully is disturbed by a large menacing figure chained in the distance, plotting on the women below. We are then shown red boxes struggling to stay afloat in the water, only to sink and be captured by a haunting stone humanoid figure, who represents the malevolent captors. The small size of the boxes compared to the scale of the faceless humanoid figure conveys the magnitude of the power the brothel owners had over these young women and girls.

Threatened with being killed after disobeying, the girls are locked in rooms where they have been sexually exploited. As another grandmother describes when she realized she was trapped in a brothel, the red walls of the exhibited rooms were dispersed into other small red boxes. The imagery continues to harmonize with the story in an unconventional and poetic way. The illusion of safety in these rooms shatters with this devastating reality. She then details how the women would resort to killing themselves, and a red cape falls from one of the rooms and descends into the now vacant ethereal oasis. The image of the fallen cape is incredibly touching and persistent.

Other striking images were the shattered hollow statues of women and the remains of female stone giantesses under dark skies, signifying the impact of the horrific abuse suffered by women. Through both images, the gravity of the disintegration of comfort women is deeply felt and understood. Grandma’s last narration expresses how now that so much time has passed, she finally has the freedom to expose what happened to her. All of these stories are told with the aim of permanently preventing the sexual exploitation of women in times of war. Unforgettable is incredibly impactful and innovatively tells the stories that will prevent the suffering of women in wartime in the future.

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Unforgettable will be screened as part of New Jersey International Film Festival Short Film Program #1 Saturday, June 4, 2022 – Online for 24 hours and in person at 5 p.m.! For more information on this screening, go to here.

27e annual New Jersey International Film Festival will take place on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between June 3 and 12. The Festival will be hybrid as we will present it online and do in-person screenings at Rutgers University. All films will be available virtually via video on demand for 24 hours on their broadcast date. Every ticket or Festival Pass purchased is good for virtual and in-person screenings. In-person screenings will take place at Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ beginning at 5 or 7 p.m. on the day of their show. Tickets: $15 = per program; All Access Festival Pass = $100.

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Best TV Shows Airing in June 2022


We know nothing can entertain you better than a great TV series. That’s why we’ve compiled the list of the best TV shows that aired in June 2022.

With outputs like Love, Death + Robots, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and recent shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi, and strange things, May 2022 was a beautiful plateau for telephiles. But, it is a kind of hunger that must be controlled on a daily basis, or at least within a few days. Well, don’t worry, it’s time to say goodbye to May and Hii to the new month as well as the new shows that June 2022 brings with it. So keep your schedule light because June releases might keep you fixated on TV.

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Best TV Shows Coming in June 2022

1. The Orville (Season 3)

Season 3 of Orville comes out after more than three years of its season two release. So it’s been a long time that fans have been waiting to see the new episodes. But, the production house isn’t to blame here, all thanks to the pandemic for the delay. Orville talks about the adventures of the crew members of the USS Orville spaceship exploring and visiting new places in the galaxy.

Release date and where to watch – June 2, 2022, on Hulu

2. The Boys (Season 3)

The boys Season 3 is definitely one of the best releases of June 2022. Action, dark comedy, crime, drama, superhero, what else do you look for in a series? The boys got an 8.7 rating on IMBD, so we’re not going to overdo it any further; just watch the show if you haven’t already. Unlike most shows and movies where superheroes are honest and presented as the face of god, The boys is interested in showing their darker and corrupt side.

Release date and where to watch – June 3, 2022, on Amazon Videos

3. Ms. Marvel

If you keep up to date with Marvel movies and shows, you probably already know Ms. Marvel and its release date. If you don’t, let us give you a little introduction to the series. A Pakistani-American girl named Kamala Khan is a fan of avengers, Captain Marvel in particular, and wants to become like her. Soon, her fantasies come true as she gains her own superpowers.

Release date and where to watch – June 8, 2022, on Disney+

4. For All Mankind (Season 3)

If sci-fi and space-related stuff tickles your fancy, then get ready for For all mankind season 3 in June. There are only 20 episodes in total in the series, so now is a great time to watch the show if you haven’t already. After the Soviet Union was able to land men on the moon before NASA, they were fueled to grow better and accept the space race to become the best.

Release date and where to watch – June 10, 2022, on Apple TV+

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5. Evil (Season 3)

As the name of the series suggests, Bad is a supernatural and thriller TV show, which is scheduled for its third season in June. The show stars Katja Herber, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Kurt Fuller as the main cast. Bad is about a psychologist who teams up with a priest-in-training and a tech entrepreneur to investigate supernatural occurrences like demonic possessions. The group tries to determine whether or not they can give a psychological explanation for the events.

Release date and where to watch – June 12, 2022, on Paramount+

6. Love, Victor (Season 3)

Looks like June brings the third season for all the big TV shows, and here’s another one. Love, Victor, created by Issac Aptaker, is a romantic comedy series starring Michael Cimino and Rachel Hilson. In the new season, Victor decides to go on a journey to find who he is rather than who he wants to be with. The group of friends will face new challenges and they have to make the best choice for themselves.

Release date and where to watch – June 15, 2022, on Hulu

7. The Old Man

June also has a lot to offer people who love action and thrillers. The old man is a brand new upcoming show based on a novel of the same name. A former CIA agent, Dan Chase, finds himself in trouble when an assassin attempts to locate and assassinate him. Dan runs off and hides in a room he rents from Zoe McDonald. He has no choice but to partner with Zoe while fighting for the truth.

Release date and where to watch – June 16, 2022, on FX

8. The Umbrella Academy (Season 3)

The Umbrella Academy is a superhero television show based on a comic book series of the same name, written by Gerard Way. With an IMBD rating of 8.0, the show is well-liked by fans around the world. Long story short, 43 women around the world give birth to children without any signs of pregnancy. After many years, the children once adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves reunite to solve the mystery surrounding their father’s death as a global apocalypse is upon them.

Release date and where to watch – June 22, 2022, on Netflix

9. Man versus bee

From the king of comedy, Rowan Atkinson, we get an upcoming comedy TV show in June, man against Bee. Jing Lusi, Claudie Blakley and Tom Basden will star in supporting roles alongside Rowan in the lead role. The plot of the show is simple. Trevor finds himself in a battle while guarding a mansion. How will he tackle the problem, and what disaster will he cause for the luxurious mansion?

Release date and where to watch – June 24, 2022, on Netflix

10. Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space

And if Money theft is over with its fifth season? We can still relive his memory with the upcoming Korean adaptation of the series. Remember how Korean releases broke the internet in the past with shows like squid game and It’s okay not to be well. So yes, fans are pinning high hopes on the new Korean adaptation of Money theft. The series will follow the same scenario of executing the perfect heist with the professor’s perfect plan.

Release date and where to watch – June 24, 2022, on Netflix

Artist from Kazakhstan raises social issues through leaf art


NUR-SULTAN – A self-taught artist from Nur-Sultan Kanat Nurtazin brings a new dimension to his art by using leaves as a canvas for different illustrations. The artist uses visual art as an effective form of communication to impact existing social issues, such as corruption, domestic violence and ecology.

The result of a collaboration between Nurtazin and the Disney network for the promotion of the cartoon Frozen II. Photo credit: Instagram account kanat_n

One of 100 drawing methods: cassette art. Photo credit: kanat_n Instagram page.

Each work of art starts with an inspiration, then turns into a design, which is carefully carved on a sheet and finished with a photo in an appropriate place. A piece can take up to two weeks to create, depending Nurtazine.

A graduate in business management from a university in Kuala Lumpur and with no artistic training, he started sculpting as a hobby eight years ago.

“I started my art project – 100 methods of drawing, where I tried to use different materials. In this project, I tried to engrave on a leaf of a tree. The audience really liked and I kept creating more leaf art,” he said in an interview for this story.

His work has gained great recognition. Years of trial-and-error self-practice of leaf carving has paved the way for approximately 70 other artistic drawing methods within 100 Drawing Project Methods.

Nourtazin drew cardboard and apples, culinary art, pointillism, coffee work, thread, nails, embroidery, WPAP art, graphic design, stop motion, installations, augmented reality photography, sketching, halftone and sewing kit work.

Famous characters from SpongeBob and Squidward. Photo credit: Instagram account kanat_n.

His works immediately went viral, eventually leading to a collaboration with Nickelodeon in 2018 and Disney in 2019.

As part of the collaboration with Nickelodeon, he sculpted famous characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward, the main character of Hey, Arnold! cartoon and characters from the Rugrats series.

In 2019, Nurtazin had another collaboration, and this time with Disney, for the promotion of the Sequel to Maleficent and cartoons from Frozen II which were later used in the movies’ ad campaign and posted on Disney’s Instagram account.

This type of art helps draw attention to existing social issues, according to Nurtazin. “I try to raise awareness of social issues in our society such as corruption, infanticide and domestic violence. Some issues are simply hidden from the public and here art comes in. In my opinion, art should motivate people to think. My personal goal in doing this is to get the right message out to people,” Nurtazin said.

“I stand for every murderer, looter and corrupt person receiving the punishment they deserve. I stand for an impartial and transparent investigation into all cases,” the caption read. Photo credit: kanat_n Instagram page.

The artist holds charity auctions on his Instagram page, with all proceeds going to public foundations or families in need. He also shared his intention to open an online store of his works and share the profits with various charitable funds.

Nurtazin is also working on an eco-project. “I was invited to participate in an eco-project with the British Embassy. They saw my works and they were looking for someone with a creative vision. So they chose me,” he said, promising to share more information once the project is complete.

Legendary cartoonist Mac offers his vision of the Queen’s glorious reign on the eve of the Platinum Jubilee


We are amused! Legendary cartoonist Mac offers his take on the Queen’s glorious reign ahead of her Jubilee celebrations


Her Majesty The Queen has been on the throne for 70 years, which has seen far more ups, downs and everything in between than any other world leader or monarch.

Since coming to the throne in 1953, Queen Elizabeth has seen 14 prime ministers lead the country and kept around 30 Corgis in her lifetime.

From fundraising attempts to repair Windsor Castle after it burned down in 1992, where the Royal Family welcomed the public to Buckingham Palace to raise money, to the 20,000 birthday cards the Queen received at On her 80th birthday in 2006, there were many notable moments during Elizabeth Windsor’s 70-year reign.

Here, the Mail’s legendary cartoonist Mac takes you on a journey down memory lane to look back at some of the ups and downs of the monarchy ahead of next weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations…

August 1993: Buckingham Palace opened to the public for the first time in history to raise funds to repair Windsor Castle after the royal residence burned down on November 20, 1992

February 1996: Royal security is tightened in February 1996 following anthrax scares in the United States, where letters containing anthrax began to appear in letters shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

February 1996: Royal security is tightened in February 1996 following anthrax scares in the United States, where letters containing anthrax began to appear in letters shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

November 2000: The Queen was pictured wringing the neck of an injured bird at Sandringham during a hunting holiday, sparking outrage from animal rights groups

November 2000: The Queen was pictured wringing the neck of an injured bird at Sandringham during a hunting holiday, sparking outrage from animal rights groups

November 2002: Palace staff are accused of selling royal treasures.  Mac's cartoon shows a member of staff asking the Queen:

November 2002: Palace staff are accused of selling royal treasures. Mac’s cartoon shows a member of staff asking the Queen: “A Chippendale table, ma’am?” Are you sure? I don’t remember there was a table there.

April 2006: On her 80th birthday, the Queen reportedly received 20,000 cards from well-wishers, along with another 17,000 emails sending their happy birthday messages.

April 2006: On her 80th birthday, the Queen reportedly received 20,000 cards from well-wishers, along with another 17,000 emails sending their happy birthday messages.

June 2006: The Royal Family's annual cost to taxpayers hits £37million.  Republicans have called for a review of royal spending while officials insisted the money was being spent on official overseas travel and palace upkeep.

June 2006: The Royal Family’s annual cost to taxpayers hits £37m. Republicans have called for a review of royal spending while officials insisted the money was being spent on official overseas travel and palace upkeep.

January 2007: The British film The Queen wins the Golden Globes.  Helen Mirren starred as Her Majesty, with the film winning four awards

January 2007: The British film The Queen wins the Golden Globes. Helen Mirren starred as Her Majesty, with the film winning four awards

March 2011L Sarah Ferguson was reported to have accepted £15,000 from the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to help settle his debts

March 2011L Sarah Ferguson was reported to have accepted £15,000 from the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to help settle his debts

May 2013: Her Majesty was reportedly unhappy with the main measures contained in the Queen's Speech.  The Queen, pictured by Mac dressed as a clown, protesting the speech

May 2013: Her Majesty was reportedly unhappy with the main measures contained in the Queen’s Speech. The Queen, pictured by Mac dressed as a clown, protesting the speech

December 2016: The BBC reported claims that ahead of the EU referendum the Queen had backed Brexit, sparking one of the biggest rows of the referendum campaign, leading to a successful complaint to the regulator Ipso press release by Buckingham Palace, which said it was 'misleading'

December 2016: The BBC reported claims that ahead of the EU referendum the Queen had backed Brexit, sparking one of the biggest rows of the referendum campaign, leading to a successful complaint to the regulator Ipso press release by Buckingham Palace, which said it was ‘misleading’

November 2017: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement.  The couple married in May 2018 and have since had two children, Archie and Lilibet

November 2017: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement. The couple married in May 2018 and have since had two children, Archie and Lilibet

March 2021: Buckingham Palace launches an investigation into allegations that Meghan intimidated staff.  The Duchess has been accused of leaving behind

March 2021: Buckingham Palace launches an investigation into allegations that Meghan intimidated staff. The Duchess has been accused of leaving “a lot of broken people” behind with “broken young women” at the behavior, with a source describing a member of their staff as “completely destroyed” by the ordeal.

Cable’s Gruesome Comic Death Is Too Crazy Even For Deadpool Movies


While Cable’s death in Marvel Comics was absolutely gruesome, it would be perfectly hilarious if it were adapted into Deadpool 3 for some incredibly meta reason.

Whereas Cable suffered a truly gruesome death in Marvel Comics, there’s no denying that dead Pool would think it was hilarious, especially considering who murdered him – which makes Cable’s comedic and gruesome death perfect for Dead Pool 3.

Cable made his live-action debut in the film Deadpool 2 portrayed by actor Josh Brolin alongside Ryan Reynolds’ iconic Deadpool. In the film, Cable travels to the present day from his dystopian future to kill a teenage Firefist before he becomes the bloodthirsty villain Cable knows him to be. At the end of the film, however, Deadpool convinces Cable to let Firefist live after sacrificing himself for the mutant child. Cable, seeing the error of his ways, uses his time travel device to ensure Deadpool survives while inspiring Firefist to be a hero rather than a villain. The film’s final scene is Deadpool walking away from the battle scene next to Cable and his other allies, indicating that Cable may be back for the next one. Dead Pool 3.


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In Cosmic Ghost Rider #3 by Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett, Cosmic Ghost Rider is attacked by Cable and his team of familiar heroes from the future after Ghost Rider steals a baby Thanos and attempts to raise him as his own in order to prevent him from a life of wickedness. According to Cable, Ghost Rider’s efforts are meaningless as Thanos grows to be just as bad, if not worse, than he was originally. Thus, Cable urges Ghost Rider to allow him and his team to kill Thanos as a baby before their dark future is realized. Ghost Rider, however, won’t hear it and brutally kills all the heroes Cable brings him from the future, with Cable himself constantly going back and forth to recruit more soldiers. Finally, after everyone Cable sent after him died, Cable himself was the last person to meet his fate, except he wasn’t killed by Ghost Rider – Cable was killed by Thanos.

Cable's gruesome death would be hilarious in Deadpool 3.

As far as Marvel Comics goes, this death is no more shocking than Cable killed by any other Marvel villain. However, if a version of this scene were to be adapted into Dead Pool 3, that would be absolutely hilarious. Josh Brolin played both Cable and Thanos in their respective live-action movies, so if Cable’s death were brought to the movies, it would be Josh Brolin killing another Josh Brolin in the most brutal way imaginable.

Cable also doesn’t die a quick or dignified death. He has his robotic arm ripped off by baby Thanos who then beats him until a future version of Thanos appears and finishes the job by splattering his brain with a shotgun blast to the head. The extreme nature of this scene mixed with the idea of ​​Josh Brolin doing it to his other self would be hysterical, especially with Deadpool experiencing it with the audience. In Deadpool 2Deadpool referenced the fact that the actor behind Cable also played Thanos, and now that dead Pool is officially under the Marvel Studios umbrella, this meta joke may come to its natural and bloody conclusion in Dead Pool 3.

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Best Movies and TV Shows on Disney+ and Paramount+ May 28-29, 2022


Summer is right around the corner, which means new shows and familiar movies are getting a second wind on Paramount+ and Disney+. From reality TV drag competitions to highly anticipated new releases star wars content, here are five watches guaranteed to entertain and excite this weekend.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Displays Fierce Competition

No one has defined the performance and drama side of reality TV like RuPaul’s Drag Raceand now the iconic show is back on Paramount+ with All of RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars Season 7. What Defines The all stars Outside of other seasons, not only is the cast made up of past winners, but also, for the first time, there will be no eliminations throughout the season. Instead, the Queens will compete each week, earning Legendary Legendary Stars that will be counted in the final episode.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is a must-have for Star Wars fans

The star wars the franchise has moved to a smaller screen, using shows like The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book to extend the lore of one of the most popular storylines in history. Now the Obi Wan Kenobi The series is coming to Disney+, and it looks to be one of the best additions yet. With the return of star wars legends like Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and, of course, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series pays homage to the source material while fleshing out the unanswered questions. Following the Jedi as he faces the fallout of his apprentice turning to the dark side, Obi Wan Kenobi the first two episodes will premiere on Disney+ on May 27.

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Scary Movie sheds light on the parody genre

The horror genre has plenty of cult classics, but the perhaps lesser-known horror parody genre has a crowning glory in the form of horror movie. Now streaming on Paramount+, horror movie features slapstick comedy, horror genre reviews, and over-the-top performances that will make any viewer laugh. Parodying iconic horror movies like Scream and The Blair Witch Project, Scary Movie takes the absurdity to the next level by poking fun at everything that made its inspirations famous. With the return of Ghostface as an awkward stoner and Anna Faris as a parody of the one-dimensional female lead, horror movie is a timeless delight for adult audiences.

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We Feed People is an inspiration for philanthropy

From the mind of National Geographic and director Ron Howard comes a Disney+ documentary that is perhaps more relevant today than at any time in recent memory, appropriately titled We feed people. By following world-class chef and humanitarian José Andrés as he delivers food to communities affected by natural disasters, We feed people highlights the work of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen which fights to eradicate hunger in the world. Thought-provoking and inspiring, the documentary reminds people of the necessities of life that are often taken for granted and encourages them to lend a helping hand to others.

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There’s nothing quite like teen movies, and Free from all ties is perhaps the best example. Now available on Paramount+, the film encourages teens to break the status quo and chart their own path. Centered on a conservative rural town with strict rules against school dances, staying out late and having fun in general, newcomer Ren MacCormack tries everything to bring his peers, including town girl Reverend Ariel Moore, to relax and express themselves freely. With iconic dance numbers and a plethora of 80s nostalgia, Free from all ties is not a sleeping entrance.

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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz the 100th

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a ‘Peanuts’ comic book series that aired in mid-April 1956, Charlie Brown grabbed his kite string, which was stuck in what became known as the ‘kite.’ – eat a tree.

In an episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy to yell at the tree.

“If I had a kite caught in a tree, I’d scream at it,” Lucy replies in the final panel.

The simplicity of this interaction illustrates how different “Peanuts” was from comic books drawn before its 1950 debut, said Lucy Shelton Caswell, founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, the largest museum of its type in the world.

“The idea that you could take a week to talk about it, and it didn’t have to be a gag in the sense of somebody hitting somebody else over the head with a bottle or whatever” , Caswell said. “It was really revolutionary.”

New exhibits at the Billy Ireland Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, celebrate the centenary of the birth of cartoonist “Peanuts” Schulz, who was born in Minnesota on November 26, 1922.

Schulz went by the nickname Sparky, bestowed by a relative after a horse called Sparky in an early comic book, Barney Google.

Schulz was never a fan of the name “Peanuts”, chosen by the union because its original title, “Li’l Folks”, sounded too much like the name of another band. But the Columbus exhibit makes it clear through comics, memorabilia, and commentary that Schulz’s creation was a juggernaut in its time.

By the time Schulz retired in 1999 following a cancer diagnosis, his creation had appeared in more than 2,600 newspapers, been translated into 21 languages ​​in 75 countries, and had an estimated daily readership of 355 million. Schulz personally created and drew 17,897 “Peanuts” strips, even after a tremor affected his hand.

The tape has also been the subject of the frequently performed stage play, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, as well as “Snoopy: The Musical”, dozens of TV specials and shows and many collections of books.

Bill Watterson, creator of “Calvin and Hobbes,” described in a 2007 Wall Street Journal review of a biography of Schultz the difficulty of looking at “Peanuts” with fresh eyes because of his revolution at the time.

Benjamin Clark, curator of the Schulz Museum, describes this innovation as Schulz’s use of a spare line that maintains his expressiveness.

Schulz “technically understood in drawing that he could weed out the unnecessary and still pack an emotional punch with the simplest lines,” Clark said. “But this simplicity is deceptive. There are so many things in there.

The Columbus exhibit features tapes featuring 12 “devices” that Schulz said set Peanuts apart, including episodes involving the kite-eating tree, Snoopy’s doghouse, Lucy in her psychiatric cabin, obsession of Linus for The Great Pumpkin, The Beethoven Playing Schroeder, and more.

“Celebrating Sparky” also focuses on Schulz’s promotion of women’s rights through comic strips about Title IX, the groundbreaking law requiring parity in women’s sports; and its introduction of a colored character, Franklin, spurred on by a reader’s insistence following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Additionally, the exhibit includes memorabilia, from branded paper towels to Pez dispensers, which are part of the vast world of “Peanuts” licensing. Some other cartoonists disliked the way Schulz marketed the strip.

He dismissed criticism, arguing that comics had always been commercial, beginning with their invention as a way to sell newspapers, Caswell said.

While 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is one of the most famous cartoon television specials of all time, the characters have also returned to dozens of animated shows and movies, most recently in original shows and specials on Apple TV.

Those Apple programs introduced new viewers to the truth about what Schulz drew, his wife, Jean Schulz, told The Associated Press last year. She described this truth this way:

“A family of characters who live in a neighborhood, get along, have fun, sometimes argue, but always end up in a good setting by sticking together or working out their arguments,” she said.

Caswell, who first met Schulz in the 1980s, said one of the exhibition’s goals was to surprise people with things they didn’t know about the man. In this, “Celebrating Sparky” succeeds admirably.

Who knew, for example, that Schulz, a hockey and ice skating fan, is in both the American Figure Skating Hall of Fame and American Hockey Hall of Fame? (Perhaps that’s unsurprising, given several comics featuring a hockey-playing Snoopy or Zambonis driven by the little yellow bird, Woodstock.)

Focusing on Schulz, the exhibit also aims to show that he worked hard to perfect his drawing style before the launch of “Peanuts” and was intentional about what he wanted the strip to be, Caswell said.

“He was a genius person who had a very clear and creative direction in his life and loved to make people laugh,” she said.

“Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts” at the Billy Ireland Museum runs through November and was mounted in partnership with the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum features two exhibits commemorating Schulz’s birth: “Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz,” which explores the comic books and artists who influenced Schultz (until September 18); and “The Spark of Schulz: A Centennial Celebration”, exploring cartoonists and artists influenced by Schulz (September 25, 2022 to March 12, 2023).

Brooke Lefferts, Associate Press US Entertainment editor in New York City, contributed to this report.

___ This article has been corrected to show that the title of one of the Charles M. Schulz Museum exhibits is “Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz”, not “Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz”.

“Valuable” Footrot Flats comics donated to the National Library by the family of Murray Ball

Pam Ball (centre) with her daughter Tanya Fowell and son Gareth Ball (right) with the comics that were received on behalf of the library by Sam Orchard (rear left), assistant curator for cartoons and strips drawings, and Oliver Stead, curator for drawing, painting, prints.


Pam Ball (centre) with her daughter Tanya Fowell and son Gareth Ball (right) with the comics that were received on behalf of the library by Sam Orchard (rear left), assistant curator for cartoons and strips drawings, and Oliver Stead, curator for drawing, painting, prints.

Five thousand Footrot Flats comics were donated to the National Library by the family of the late cartoonist Murray Ball.

On Friday, 50 carefully wrapped packages containing 100 comics, all chronologically listed from 1976 to the 2000s, were officially turned over to the Cartoon and Comic Book Archive.

“I’m absolutely thrilled they’re in a safe place,” Ball’s wife Pam said.

The collection of comics, read and loved around the world for decades, began after the first comic appeared in The evening mail in 1976.

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For almost 20 years they appeared in over 2000 newspapers across New Zealand, Australia and the world.

The comics’ popularity has led to over 40 books, merchandise, a musical, an amusement park, statues and New Zealand’s first animated feature Footrot Flats: The Dog’s Tail, which made Ball a familiar name.

Murray Ball, the man behind Footrot Flats, working at his desk in 1986.


Murray Ball, the man behind Footrot Flats, working at his desk in 1986.

He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002 and died in 2017 aged 78, after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a time.

After Ball’s death, his son, Gareth Ball, digitized and uploaded his father’s work online, to be enjoyed widely for free.

“We had the whole body of his work, not just Footrot Flats, to sort through. I brought an A3 scanner and started scanning it,” he said.

Pam Ball kisses her grandson during a small ceremony at the National Library on Friday for the comics' donation.


Pam Ball kisses her grandson during a small ceremony at the National Library on Friday for the comics’ donation.

“It’s another way for people to access it, which is important to us.”

“Once that was done, we didn’t really need the originals anymore and just knowing they’re safe is really important.”

The National Library’s assistant curator of cartoons and comics, Sam Orchid, said the scope of Ball’s work was a key reason for the expansion of the cartoon archive at the library in 2019.

Ball's family members review some of the 5,000 comics that have been donated.  LR: Kuniko Ball, Nina Ball, Mason Ball, Jared Ball and Juto Ball.


Ball’s family members review some of the 5,000 comics that have been donated. LR: Kuniko Ball, Nina Ball, Mason Ball, Jared Ball and Juto Ball.

“This recognized the role comics have played in documenting New Zealand histories and lives, and the archive now contains comics (such as Footrot Flats) as well as graphic novels, webcomics and comics. “wrote Orchard in Off The Record, the magazine. from the Friends of Turnbull Library.

“It’s a real pleasure for me as a draftsman to see Murray’s work in paper form and to see the literal lines he made on paper,” he told the Ball family during a small ceremony on Friday, where they signed the deed to donate the comics.

“The love and care that you obviously put into taking care of these precious items and putting them in order… We are so thrilled to be looking after them forever,” he said.

Hollywood reacts to the death of Ray Liotta at 67

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey actor best known for his role as mobster Henry Hill in ‘Goodfellas’, has died at 67. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed the death on Thursday, saying the actor died while in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie. Further details were not immediately known.

Liotta was born in Newark, where he was abandoned in an orphanage and adopted at the age of six months, which he has often spoken about in interviews. “I used to wear adoption on my sleeve. “How could you abandon a child? “That kind of thing,” he told Larry King. But when he finally found his biological mother, he said: “I realized when I met her that she did it for really valid reasons, and that almost 99% of the children who are put in adoption are always for the good of the child.”

‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ star Ray Liotta dies at 67

He studied acting at the University of Miami and landed his first recurring role in 1978 as Joey Perrini on the soap opera “Another World.” He spent most of the early 1980s appearing on television, including playing a young Sacha in the prequel to the TV series “Casablanca.”

Liotta has appeared in more than 70 films, beginning with the 1980s TV movie “Hardhat and Legacy.” He gained traction in 1986 when he appeared as an unstable ex-con trying to win back his ex-wife in ‘Something Wild’ alongside Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels – a role for which he earned his first Oscar nomination. Golden Globe. Three years later, he broke out as Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” the baseball ode starring Kevin Costner.

Liotta rose to fame with an unforgettable performance in 1990, when he played mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “Goodfellas,” widely considered one of the best films in history.

Throughout his career, Liotta would often play roles that mimicked his badass persona, such as voicing the leader of a gang called the Bubble Poppin’ Boys in a 2008 episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” and appearing as a prisoner named Big Daddy. in “Most Wanted Muppets”.

Liotta has swung between comedy and drama deftly, playing Seth Rogen’s nemesis in “Observe and Report” and tackling ambitious roles in auteur films, including Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly.” He voiced a character named Tommy Vercetti in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” and appeared as a cartoon version of himself in “Bee Movie”.

Critics, fans and colleagues flooded social media with an outpouring of affection, memories and condolences following news of his death.

“RIP Ray Liotta. One of the all time actors “the friendlier I look, the scarier I am”. His performance in GOODFELLAS is unparalleled. The cocaine sequence is simply amazing, hilarious and heartbreaking tied [doses]”, tweeted music critic Steven Hyden. “Now I really wish he was in THE IRISHMAN.”

Sean Fennessey, host of the film podcast “The Big Picture”, tweeted that Liotta “could make movies chaotic in the best way”. Brian Tallerico, Editor of RogerEbert.com tweeted“I’ll never forget seeing Ray Liotta in Something Wild for the first time. There was such an energy and presence that just burst from the screen. He has always been an underrated actor. Sad loss today.

Lorraine Bracco, who played Hill’s wife Karen on Goodfellas, wrote that she was “completely devastated to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world and people will come and tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. Then they always ask what was the best part of making this movie. My answer has always been the same… Ray Liotta.

Actor Jeffrey Wright tweeted that he just met Liotta “for the first time last year. Good actor. Glad I had the chance to tell him that. TO TEAR APART.”

Jamie Lee Curtis said his “acting work showed his complexity as a human being” and tweeted that he was “a gentle man”. Rogen, his former co-star, tweeted“I can’t believe Ray Liotta died. He was a lovely, talented and hilarious person. Working with him was one of the great joys of my career and we did some of my favorite scenes that I got to star in. A true legend of immense skill and grace.

Comedy writer and actor Matt Oswalt aptly referenced the end of “Goodfellas,” Tweeter“RIP Ray Liotta. Hope they don’t serve you egg noodles and ketchup in heaven.

Coller picks out the best shows on TV right now [Trailers] – 2oceansvibe News

Coller picks out the best shows on TV right now [Trailers] – 2oceansvibe News

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There’s nothing wrong with rewatching your favorite show once in a while.

I reviewed the tastes of Office (the UK OG, thanks) and bojack Rider several times, for example.

But we’re living in a new golden age of entertainment, we’re told – despite shows like sexy beasts – and there’s plenty of new content worth at least a look.

Get 10 minutes in the first episode, stop, someone will tell you “you have to watch at least five episodes to enjoy it”, come back, and hey, now you’re a fan.

Paste regularly does ranking articles, like the one from last week Adapted by Stephen Kingand this time they are locking down the “best TV shows of the moment”.

This list contains 10 shows, which aren’t all new but are instead available on streaming services right now, and eschews the ones you’ve obviously heard of. We’ll choose four, starting with We own this town:

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by former Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton, We Own This City showcases not only the corruption within a unit of the Baltimore Police Department, but also the tireless work of officers. of the FBI who broke real life. scandal in 2017, and the Justice Department lawyer trying to fix one of the nation’s most corrupt law enforcement agencies.

Here’s why you should care – it’s created by David Simon, the same guy who created and wrote Thread.

I don’t think I need to say much more, so let’s watch a trailer:

It airs on HBO Max.

Conversations with Friends:

[Frances is] a poet who performs the spoken word alongside her loud best friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi (Sasha Lane), but despite her sharp written work, she struggles to express herself in real conversation. After the pair met a buzzing, 30-something writer Melissa (handled perfectly as Jemima Kirke), they quickly befriended her and her husband, C-list actor Nick (Joe Alwyn ). When Frances and Nick fall headlong into a world seesaw affair, they find themselves swallowed up by the impulse of youth (Frances) and the breakdown of domestic harmony (Nick).

The Hulu show has the added benefit of Irish accents, which is understandable since it’s based on Irish author Sally Rooney’s debut novel.

Also on Hulu you’ll find Under the banner of heaven:

It is based on a crime novel of the same name and deals with the infamous Lafferty murders of 1984:

…in which a young mother and her baby were brutally murdered by her fundamentalist Mormon brothers-in-law.

…while the show is unwavering in its honesty about the dangers of religious bigotry and the horrors of violence committed in the name of (any) God, it’s also a thoughtful look at what it means to believe in something special. enough to believe that he can not only withstand scrutiny, but that such questioning ultimately strengthens his faith.

Andrew Garfield puts in a stellar performance as the lead.

Before I get to the number one ranked show on Paste’s list, I should mention hacks. Yes, you might need two episodes to get into it, but that’s TV.

This brings us to the best dog, barry. Now in its third season, it cleaned up at the 2019 Emmys and could do it again next year:

It’s exceptionally rewarding to see a show that unfolds for half an hour in a way that blends action, emotional resonance, horror and humor in such satisfying ways. Which is, of course, what Barry has always done…

In addition to second rounds, Barry Season 3 is all about second chances. Various seeds of revenge are planted, but also the powerful idea that forgiveness must be earned.

Bill Hader plays a hitman who moves to Los Angeles and finds himself caught up in the city’s theatrical arts scene.

There’s also the added bonus of seeing Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz, crush him as interim coach Gene Cousineau.

At the very least, the above gives you a break from relentlessly watching true crime series on Netflix. If I’m ever a suspect in a murder case, my viewing history might just work against me.


Seth Green’s animated show in crisis after scammer stole and sold copyrighted character Bored Ape


Actor Seth Green has been the victim of a bizarre theft that saw a copyrighted digital artwork of a monkey stolen from him by crooks – plunging an upcoming TV series featuring the creature in chaos.

The actor, 48, was using the artwork – known as a non-fungible token (NFT) – of an animated cartoon monkey for an upcoming TV show.

But he could now be sued for broadcasting his own creation, because the NFT, a cartoon monkey called Fred Simian, is officially the property of its new owner.

Although Fred can easily be reproduced, his status as an NFT means that such reproductions must comply with intellectual property rules and copyright law.

The show is called White Horse Tavern. It features the real bar in Manhattan’s West Village and imagines that one of the bartenders is Fred Simian, who is part of an NFT collective called Bored Ape Yacht BClub.

The character purchased by Green is animated and interacts with real actors in the 1880s bar.

But now the production of the series has stopped, after the main character was “kidnapped”.

Green announced on May 17 that the character had been stolen. He pleaded for his return to social media, and also insisted he could still stream the show because Fred Simian was stolen and copyright rules don’t apply.

But Fred was sold to use cryptocurrency – a completely unregulated market – meaning the new, unidentified owner of the NFT could well exercise a copyright claim if a likeness of Fred is released without permission.

Seth Green has created an animated show, in which a cartoon character Bored Ape works in a real Manhattan bar, White Horse Tavern, in the West Village

“Well it happened to me,” he tweeted.

“I was phished and 4NFT was stolen.”

NFTs are bitcoin-like digital tokens that act as a certificate of ownership and live on a blockchain.

He attached photos of the four stolen characters, including Fred Simian.

Green added, “Please don’t buy or trade these while I work to resolve: @DarkWing84 looks like you bought my stolen monkey – contact me so we can fix it.”

User @DarkWing84 describes himself as: ‘Street Photographer. Experimental photographer. All images are artist’s own.’

Green is pictured at VEECon on Sunday – a conference held in Minneapolis for fans of NFT, pop culture and innovation.  He captioned the photo:

Green is pictured at VEECon on Sunday – a conference held in Minneapolis for fans of NFT, pop culture and innovation. He captioned the photo: ‘Thank you all for giving such a warm welcome to @fred_simian. We are so excited to bring you @whitehorsetavern1880 and continue to build this together’

The monkey is seen behind the bar at the White Horse Tavern, in a trailer for the series

The monkey is seen behind the bar at the White Horse Tavern, in a trailer for the series

Green said the character was 'stolen' and pleaded for his return

Green said the character was ‘stolen’ and pleaded for his return

Green said he was pursuing legal action.

“Looking forward to precedent-setting debates on ownership and exploitation of intellectual property, having spent 18 years studying copyright and industry laws,” he tweeted on Tuesday. .

“I’d rather meet @DarkWing84 to make a deal, than in court.”

The actor, who like Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Snoop Dogg enthusiastically embraced NFT’s “Bored Ape” brand, said he wanted to be a legal trailblazer.

“We can prove the promise of the great ape community,” he said.

The legal status of the case remained unclear, as Green himself admitted.

One Twitter user commented, “Green no longer owns the commercial rights to the NFT and therefore the show cannot move forward.”

Green then replied that the “thief” was unable to use the image anyway, explaining, “That’s not true since the art was stolen. A buyer who has purchased stolen art with real money and refuses to return it is not legally permitted to exploit the use of the underlying intellectual property.

He’s not the first famous face to get in hot water for NFT’s “stealing”.

Earlier this month, Elon Musk briefly replaced his Twitter profile picture with a $24.4 million NFT, before being asked by the co-director of Sotheby’s digital art division to remove the image .

Musk, 50, appears to have taken a screenshot of a collage of an image titled “Bored Ape Yacht Club”, which sold at auction in September.

The NFT contains 107 images of cartoon monkeys and was purchased by an unknown bidder.

Musk’s use of the image was noticed by Michael Bouhanna, the co-head of digital art at Sotheby’s.

‘@elonmusk, as much as I admire your work, I would like you to delete your pfp that I created for our Sotheby’s sale,’ Bouhanna tweeted.

“Or you credit me.

“Happy to send you the original stamped file with buyer’s approval.”

Michael Bouhanna, the co-head of digital art at Sotheby's, noticed that Musk captured his work

Michael Bouhanna, the co-head of digital art at Sotheby’s, noticed that Musk captured his work

Half an hour later, Musk appeared to respond to Bouhanna, mocking the NFT community

Half an hour later, Musk appeared to respond to Bouhanna, mocking the NFT community

The image used by Musk was auctioned by Sotheby's in September for $24.4 million

The image used by Musk was auctioned by Sotheby’s in September for $24.4 million

Musk didn’t respond directly, instead tweeting half an hour later, “I dunno…seems a bit expendable.”

Several hours later, the image of the monkey was gone, replaced by a picture of a child playing with a rocket.

Some thought Musk was mocking the NFT industry, a day later The Wall Street Journal reported that the digital art market had “collapsed,” with sales down 92% from their September peak.

On Wednesday afternoon, Musk had changed his profile picture and, instead of the NFT, a child playing with a rocket

On Wednesday afternoon, Musk had changed his profile picture and, instead of the NFT, a child playing with a rocket

The newspaper cites data from the NonFungible website, which reports that sales have fallen to a daily average of around 19,000 this week – from around 225,000 in September.

The number of active wallets in the NFT market fell 88% to around 14,000 last week, from a high of 119,000 in November.

There have been significant signs of a decline in interest.

An NFT of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet was sold in March 2021 for $2.9 million to Sina Estavi, the chief executive of Malaysia-based blockchain company Bridge Oracle.

Estavi put the NFT up for auction earlier this year, but received no bids over $14,000, so canceled the sale.

In April, an NFT hosted by Snoop Dog titled “Doggy #4292” was sold for $32,000 worth of cryptocurrency ether.

The NFT, an image of a green astronaut standing on what looks like a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, is now up for auction, with an asking price of $25.5 million, but the highest current bid is $210.

The rapper – a proud owner of a Bored Ape NFT, which he has as a Twitter profile picture and has worn on a sweatshirt on TV – tweeted his support for Musk’s interest in trades .

‘Ay @elonmusk! Let’s take our Apes 2 the moon. Upper n upper. LFG!!!’ he tweeted.

Tim Burton’s Wednesday Series Gets Fall Release Window


During our participation in Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, our own Steven Weintraub got an exclusive photo of a poster with the release date of Wednesday, Tim Burtonthe long-awaited version of The Addams Family. The stars of the series Jenna Ortega as the main character and will be released this fall on Netflix.

Created by designer Charles Addams, The Addams Family has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved franchises, spawning movies, books, series, and hundreds of dolls and other merchandising items. Now, Burton intends to show a new side to the iconic characters, focusing on Morticia and Gomez’s eldest child. The spin-off series Wednesday will follow the titular character as she tries to hone her natural psychic abilities and survive school. The series is described as a young adult series, and with Burton’s taste for the dark arts, we’re all very excited to see what the show turns out to be.


While a live-action Addams Family series developed by Burton is intriguing enough, the upcoming show will feature the talent of Chistina Ricci as a regular cast member. Ricci had his breakout role as Wednesday Addams in the 1991s The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values. Many fans consider the two live-action films to be the definitive adaptation of the Addams Family, and Ricci’s return to the franchise can only mean good things for them. Wednesday.

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Wednesday also stars Catherine Zeta Jones like Morticia Addams, Luis Guzman like Gomez Addams, Garfunkel and Oates Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott; Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy) as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, and isaac order as Pugsley, Wednesday’s younger brother. Gwendoline Christie (The iron Throne) will also appear as the lead actor known as Larissa Weems. The series will be written by a legendary composer Danny Elfman (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, beetle juice).

Wednesday will be released this year, somewhere between September and November. Check out the poster with the release date below.

Here is the official synopsis of Wednesday:

Based on the character originally created by Charles Addams, “Wednesday” is a young adult television series described as a detective and supernatural mystery retracing Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. She attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and unravel the supernatural mystery that bedeviled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her highly tangled new relationships in Nevermore.


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Wednesday headlines: Biden speaks out against gun violence after at least 22 dead in Texas school shooting


At least 19 children and two adults died Tuesday at a Texas elementary school in the worst school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre nearly 10 years ago. The shooter, an 18-year-old high school student in Uvalde, Texas, also died.

President Biden denounced the continued gun violence across America in a seven-minute address to the nation. Just days ago, a gunman in Buffalo, NY, shot and killed 10 people in a grocery store.

“As a nation, we must ask ourselves: when in the name of God are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in the name of God will we do what we all know we must do? It’s been 340 – 3,448 days – 10 years since I woke up at a high school in Connecticut – an elementary school in Connecticut, where another gunman slaughtered 26 people, including 20 first graders, at Sandy Elementary School Hook. Since then, there have been more than 900 reported shooting incidents on school grounds. Read the President’s remarks. More: The New York Times, The Washington Post, WCSC TV

In other titles:

McMaster signs the Policing Standards Act 2 years after the death of George Floyd. On May 23, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a new bill requiring South Carolina police departments to meet minimum standards on tactics such as chokeholds and bans on putting an untrained officer on duty alone. More: Post and Courier, WCSC TV

SC lawmakers have an additional $1 billion to discuss for the state budget. SC lawmakers are negotiating a big split between the House and Senate versions of the state budget as the state’s economy continues to do better than expected. More: The State, Associated Press

Charleston police call King Street nightlife a success. In the first six months since implementing the changes last May, Charleston police said arrests were up and crime was down, meaning the weekend changes to King Street have borne fruit. More: WCSC TV

Charleston renews the lease for the homeless assistance center and plans for new space. A Charleston homeless outreach center centered on controversy earlier this year may soon get permanent housing. More: Post and courier

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From The Simpsons to Bob’s Burgers, voice actors are the invisible stars of the screen


Nancy Cartwright has been the voice of Bart Simpson since the show began in the 1980s © Alamy Stock Photo

A young yellow boy cartoon character writing lines on a blackboard

© Allstar/20th Century Fox Television

In 1987, Nancy Cartwright auditioned for The simpsons expecting to read for Lisa, Bart’s younger sister, but something about Bart jumped out at her and she asked if she could read for him instead. Usually she gave the casting directors a choice, trying out a few different voices for each role, but she knew Bart’s voice right away. Matt Groening, the show’s creator, hired her as soon as she started talking. Since, The simpsons became quite successful.

Thanks at least in part to the show’s influence, animated comedies aimed at adults are now enjoying huge success, including the release of a Bob’s Burgers movie this month. You may have heard of Eric Cartman, Peter Griffin, BoJack Horseman, Sterling Archer or Rick and Morty. But the people who express them? Probably not.

In addition to Bart, Cartwright voices Nelson, Ralph, Todd, Maggie (except for her first word, which was Elizabeth Taylor), and many more in The simpsonsmore characters in Rugrats, Pinky and the Brain and Kim possible. Her talent is clear even on Zoom as she assigns at least six different voices for storytelling purposes during our conversation.

But it’s still hard to ignore a public perception that classifies voice actors as inferior to their on-camera counterparts, as if the job is simply reading lines in a funny voice. “Does anyone realize how brilliant these voiceover actors are?” asks vocal director Ginny McSwain (Richie Rich, The Smurfs) in the 2013 documentary I know that voice. “Let’s just call them actors, because they have to get all the enigmatic expressions that you would do on camera, on the microphone.”

Portrait of a man wearing a green checkered shirt

H Jon Benjamin plays Bob Belcher in ‘Bob’s Burgers’ ©Getty Images

A male cartoon character with a mustache wearing an apron and holding a plate

© Alamy Photo

“At one point, I think there was a stigma,” Cartwright says. “There was kind of a view that actors wanted to supplement their income by being voice actors, not really giving full credit to those who chose to pursue a career as a voice-over actor. It lasted a long time. »

Television voice actors have rarely broken onto the big screen. In 1983 Cartwright appeared in Twilight Zone: The Movie, in which a malevolent boy holds a family hostage using psychokinetic powers. In a moment of prodigious symbolism, her character, Ethel, is trapped inside a television and eaten by a cartoon monster. Then came his turn in 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, like a squeaky comic book shoe that’s plunged into a vat of acid by Christopher Lloyd’s villain Judge Doom. It is curiously heartbreaking.

But The simpsons gradually took over, starting life as a short segment on The Tracey Ullman Show. Cartwright and her co-stars Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Yeardley Smith (Lisa) and Julie Kavner (Marge) crammed into a carpeted-wall sound room and shared a microphone. They were paid less than the other performers on the show until they threatened to go on strike. According to the most recent figures, The Simpsons cast members now receive $300,000 per episode.

“In addition to the great performers we have on The simpsonsthere are guys that aren’t last names,” Cartwright adds, before rolling out a list that includes his former mentor Daws Butler (Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Yogi Bear), Lorenzo Music (Garfield) and Billy West (Futurama).

Probably the closest thing to a household name in the voice acting is Mel Blanc, who played Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker and a thousand others. But even he suffered indignities. In the late 1930s, Blanc got his first feature film role as Gideon the Cat in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. He recorded hundreds of lines, but at the last minute the producers decided to mute Gideon. Blanc was virtually removed from the film, with only a gasp from his voice in the final cut. He is not credited.

Black and white photo of a man in a white short-sleeved shirt making a funny face in front of a microphone

Voice actor Mel Blanc played Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Woody Woodpecker © Michael Ochs Archives

Almost a century later, the fate of the voice actor is a similar story. Among the most recognizable stamps on television today is that of H Jon Benjamin, who voices the main characters in both Bob’s Burgers and Archer, two animated sitcoms that have spanned the past decade, with over 300 episodes between them. Yet when Benjamin appeared in the hit 2014 comedy 22 jump streetplaying a hapless American football coach in some of his biggest scenes, his name was missing from the film’s credits.

Benjamin’s voiceover success speaks for itself, but the nature of his talent is harder to pin down. Unlike Cartwright, he performs his most famous roles using his usual voice. In his memoirs Failure is an optionhe questions what you need to become a voice actor: “I usually say the best way to move forward is to find another job and hopefully someone will produce an animated show nearby and that he will ask you to make a voice.”

Among his most obvious skills is improvisation, key to the appeal of Bob’s Burgers, in which Bob, the irresponsible, neckless burger seller, and his wife Linda raise three precocious children on a street plagued by botched burglaries and animatronic sharks. Benjamin rarely even reads the scripts. “When you do an episode, you read it cold,” he says on Zoom. “Then you immediately start playing with it.”

He uses the same voice in Archer. While Bob is a jaded fall guy, Sterling Archer is a dapper secret agent, roaming the planet in a cashmere turtleneck, defeating supervillains and beating half the world’s women, while his co-workers sniff each other out. MSG. With Bob’s Burgers movie information this month, we are also talking about a Archer film. “I would love that,” Benjamin says. “They also talked about making a live action movie of Archer, in which case I might not like it as much, because I don’t think I’ll get the role . . . It would be like throwing myself into the role of James Bond. I don’t think anyone would do that.

A male cartoon character firing a machine gun
Sterling Archer is a libidinous secret agent also played by H Jon Benjamin © Fx Prods/Floyd County Prods/Radical Axis/Kobal/Shutterstock

Dubbing has its advantages. Cartwright recalls auditioning for on-camera roles in his early twenties, mentioning “how long it took to sit on a set, how much preparation it took, memorizing the lines. . . I had a little anxiety about it. It wasn’t that fun.

“It’s the same as acting, it’s just that you don’t have to get up at six in the morning,” says Jess Harnell (Animaniacs, Crash Bandicoot, Transformers) in I know that voice.

There’s also the relative anonymity that voice actors enjoy while their live counterparts are mobbed in the street. Benjamin says his voice is recognized “rarely,” but more often when wearing a mask during the pandemic. “People are going to ask, ‘Are you the one playing Bob?’ Half the time I’ll say yes. Sometimes he lies. “If I’m busy or something. Which is very infrequent. I’m not that busy.”

Cartwright notes that The simpsons was one of the few shows that did not halt production during the pandemic. “When Covid hit, everything stopped, except for the animation,” she smiles. “Everybody wants to do animation now.”

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The 1993 sci-fi procedural “The X-Files” was a veritable pop culture phenomenon, introducing audiences to acerbic conspiracy theorist and FBI agent Fox Mulder, and his skeptical and close partner Dana Scully. Together, the two agents investigated all sorts of strange and unusual cases, from invisible monsters and deadly viruses to alien encounters and mutant babies. Equal parts sci-fi and horror with a healthy dose of crime procedural, it hit the air of the times like few shows ever have and became a sensation over its 10 seasons.

With star David Duchovny looking to break into movies, turning the series into a feature film seemed like a no-brainer. Just before its seventh season in 1998, they did just that, delivering “X-Files: Fight the Future” to theaters. Released as a summer tentpole, it expanded the series’ alien invasion storyline, as Mulder and Scully – since kicked out of the FBI – uncover grim evidence that the government was covering up an alien presence on Earth.

When it comes to movie expansions, “X-Files” is perhaps the gold standard, giving writers more room to send Mulder and Scully on a bigger adventure. The film’s story builds on the previous season and becomes an integral part of the series’ mythos, making it essential viewing for fans, as well as being a well-made and well-reviewed film in its own right. It did well enough in theaters to earn a sequel, “X-Files: I Want to Believe,” which came out in 2008, long after the show’s original run ended.

BTS Jungkook as a cartoon character! Golden Maknae makes an appearance in the Disney Channel series “The Owl House”


The Bangtan Boys have inspired so many characters in Western TV dramas so far. This time it’s an animated television series by the name The owl house which has the cartoon character of Jungkook. The news was shared by Bo Coburn who is the director and writer of the show. She confirmed it by posting a story on her Instagram. The cameo shows Jungkook’s purple hair color from the song Butter. A social media user posted a preview of the character on Twitter. BTS’s Jungkook influences McDonald’s with a unique Instagram username, find out how Golden Arches followed in Golden Maknae’s footsteps!

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Wind, fire and earthquake | National Catholic Journalist


“It is better for you that I go…” (John 16:7).

Acts 16:22-34; John 16:5-11

A midnight earthquake that releases prisoners is clearly a metaphor for the continuing power of the resurrection. by Luke Acts of the Apostles intends to tell the gospel story of Jesus in the life of the early church. What he did – preach, heal and raise from the dead – the disciples do too. When Paul and Silas are beaten and imprisoned for preaching about Jesus at Philippi, the foundation of an old reality shifts and opens up to release new life and freedom. (Acts 16:22ff). The world is taking a somersault. The gospel cannot be chained down, and the new creation revealed in Jesus’ death and resurrection cannot be repressed.

Jesus prepares his apostles for his departure: “It is better for you that I go away, because when I leave, I will send the Advocate to you”. The absence of Jesus is necessary to open in them the space which will receive the Holy Spirit. Like music needs silence, love needs nostalgia. We say “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. In fact, couples often don’t know they are in love until the separation occurs. It is the pain of absence that reveals how important the other has become in their lives. Loneliness becomes the space in the heart that contains the mutual love that unites them.

Grief, loss and soul-searching, the deepest unfinished prayer the disciples ever endured in the dark interval after Jesus’ departure, is what becomes the foundation of the Church at Pentecost. He comes back to them in wind, fire and an earthquake.

We who believe in Jesus and have made his life, death and resurrection the story of our own existence. We are going to enter the liturgical time between Ascension and Pentecost. Jesus must go to come back in the Holy Spirit. It is a sacred moment of expectation and longing before something new and wonderful is born.

Every Superman movie and TV show in development


At first glance it may seem that Superman is stuck in limbo, but there are actually a few Man of Steel-centric projects in the works. For a character so important to the world of comics and pop culture in general, he is indeed lacking in Superman movies and shows, especially when compared to Batman and even previously lesser-known DC and Marvel heroes. Nailing down what should be the pinnacle of the superhero ideal isn’t an easy task, which helps explain why. Superman projects often take longer than usual.

For example, after Superman IV: The Quest for Peacethe last of the Christopher Reeves Superman movies, it took 19 years for another live-action Superman the movie is coming. The Return of Supermanwhich was to serve as a sequel to Superman 2, had a budget of $204 million and only made $391 million at the box office, a clear sign that Superman was a tough character, at least for the big screen. Several years later, Zack Snyder Steel man rebooted the character and brought in Henry Cavill as Superman.


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Cavill reprized his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, and he’s currently the DCEU version of Superman despite his lack of appearances. As Henry Cavill’s future in the role becomes uncertain, so does the future of DCEU’s Superman. That said, there is Superman movies and shows outside of the DCEU in various stages of development, both live-action and animated. Here is a breakdown of each of them.

The Superman movie by JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates

JJ Abrams Superman

In February 2021, Warner Bros. announced that JJ Abrams is producing a new standalone Superman movie that would have no connection with the DCEU. Academic and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has worked on comic book titles such as Captain America and Black Panther, was chosen to write the screenplay. A few months later, THR reported that JJ Abrams would not be directing the film but would instead serve as producer. Also according to THR, the search for the new Superman actor had already begun. However, more than a year after the film was last reported, not much has been heard from JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Superman movie reboot.

Michael B. Jordan’s Superman HBO Max Show

Val-Zod Superman and Michael B Jordan

Before JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates Superman movie was announced, there was already talk of Michael B. Jordan to play the Man of Steel. In fact, Michael B. Jordan was even asked if he was going to play the lead role in the JJ Abrams movie. Despite Jordan’s negative, the actor is involved in another Superman project. Jordan produces a Superman limited series for HBO Max, one that will star Val-Zod, not Kal-El, as the Man of Steel. The screenplay is reportedly written by Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, and it’s not yet known if Michael B. Jordan will also star as Val-Zod or just serve as producer.

Val-Zod was introduced to DC Comics in 2014 as part of a reimagined Earth-2. In this parallel universe, he was born to unknown parents (presumably the son of General Zod) and was adopted by Jor-El and Lara, parents of Kal-El. As in other iterations, Earth-2’s Krypton was doomed, leading to Val-Zod, Kal-El, and Kara Zor-El being sent to planet Earth. Val-Zod’s ship, however, arrived years after the other two. Therefore, by the time he had finally learned to control his powers, Clark Kent had already died at the hands of Steppenwolf, beginning Val-Zod’s time as Superman.

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Story details are not yet known, so it’s hard to say if Michael B. Jordan Superman The show will use Val-Zod’s Earth-2 origins, including the events of Kal-El’s death and the first invasion of Apokolips, or if it will be a loose adaptation. Either way, as DC begins to dive into the multiverse in live-action, it’s rather fitting that Earth-2’s Superman gets his own show. Besides the Val-Zod project, Michael B. Jordan also produces a Static shock movie for HBO Max.

My Adventures with Superman

In May 2021, DC announced that a new 2D Superman animated series, My Adventures with Superman, would be produced for HBO Max in partnership with Cartoon Network. The show will focus on early 20s versions of Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen as they begin to befriend each other and as a team of investigative reporters for the Daily Planet. Clark Kent will be voiced by Jack Quaid, who audiences may know as Hughie from The boys. Zoey’s Extraordinary PlaylistAlice Lee will be the voice of Lois Lane, and no actor has yet been announced for Jimmy Olsen. The show is expected to air in 2023, but so far no official release date has been announced.

Smallville animated series

In June 2021, Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent in Smallvillerevealed that he and Lex Luthor actor Michael Rosenbaum are working on an animated film Smallville revival which would try to bring in as many actors as possible from the original series. At the time, Welling did not mention which platform – SmallvilleThe original CW network, HBO Max or home video – the project was in development. Later that year, Welling and Rosenbaum reaffirmed that the animated series was in development and would tell stories about what had happened since the Smallville finale and show where the characters that audiences had followed for 10 seasons were now. In 2022, Tom Welling and Lois Lane actress Erica Durance again mentioned the Smallville animated series, indicating that the project is moving forward.

Superman & Lois Season 3

Interruption of season 2 of Superman and Lois

Amid several CW show cancellations, Superman and Lois has already been renewed for a third season. After a succession of breaks due to pandemic-related production delays, Superman and LawSeason 2 of s is set to have its finale airing on June 21, 2022. the flash, star girland Superman and Lois are the only Arrowverse show that will return for another season following the cancellations of batman and Legends of tomorrow. Given the quality of the reception Superman and Lois since season 1, it’s no surprise that the Superman The TV show continues.

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Top 10 Comics Based On Movies


Some movies never have enough time to tell their whole story. Behind the scenes, there’s a lot of scrapped material and lore being scrapped for execution reasons. And for the audience, they catch part of a bigger insight into a bigger story.

RELATED: 10 Movies That Deserved A Video Game Tied InHowever, while many movies may not have a chance on the big screen anymore, their stories can still find new life in other ways, such as comic adaptations. Through these new avenues, fans learn more about the world or the characters they love. Likewise, they let writers explore story ideas that the source material didn’t or never had time to do.

ten Die Hard Lives Again

the die hard the franchise never took off after the first film. However, the series gained another chance with the miniseries Die Hard: Year One. The comic is set before the first movie, with John McClane still earning his stripes as an officer. However, he would soon get his opportunity as it seems he always had a bad habit of being dragged into bad situations.

From stopping a terrorist attack on a yacht to solving a citywide blackout, John McClane has had an entire career on his hands. The comic is rough around the edges at times, but the story shines in many ways. While the die hard series remains dormant, maybe one day it will return with a vengeance.

9 John Wick hits book syndication

Audiences know very little about John Wick, despite being the film’s protagonist, but they still feel the impact he has on the world because of how the other characters talk about him. The prequel comic lets fans learn more about the dreaded Baba Yaga.

RELATED: Every John Wick Movie Ranked, According To CriticsThe comic follows his first vendetta, how he became part of the underworld, and how he started earning his reputation. The story isn’t as tense as in the movies, but the comic still has some good action and gives readers more insight into the criminal underworld.

8 Bill and Ted have a great comic

Bill and Ted traveled through time, but now they’ve found themselves in the comic world with a miniseries called Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book. The comic began as an adaptation of Bill & Ted: fictional tripbut it soon evolved into another sequel to the story.

The comic is cheesy and weird, but so are all of them Bill and Ted radical adventures. He still wears the Bill and Ted charm and feel right at home with the original movies. Although it’s not perfect, the message it carries is timeless: be great to each other.

7 The Wizard of Oz heads to the Emerald City once again

The Wizard of Oz not only impacted the film industry, but the comic book industry as well. The Wonderful Wizard of Ozbased on the MGM film, would mark the first time DC and Marvel would collaborate on a comic book.

Despite its history, the comic is still a fun adaptation of the movie, full of the kind of charm that can only come from the Bronze Age of comics. However, for those who want more Oz adventures, Marvel released another Oz comic in 2009 which adapts 6 of the 14 Wizard of Oz books.

6 Sonic blurs the line between his movies

Sonic is no stranger to the comic book world. From his 24 years with Archie to his current IDW series, Sonic has a steady career in print, but 2022 marked the first time the comics adapted the movie counterpart Blue Blur. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: the official preview of the film is an anthology set before the second film. The comic answers many of the film’s lingering questions, but shows how the characters’ lives have changed. It’s a short read, but I hope readers don’t speed it.

5 Dark Crystal sheds new light on Thra

When The dark crystal finished, the film left its audience with the promise of a new world, a new beginning. The power of the black crystal picks up one hundred years after the original film. The country was prospering and the Gelflings have returned, but the land is plagued by pestilence and famine.

RELATED: 10 TV Series That Deserve A Second ChanceA Fireling comes to the Gelflings hoping to save his dying world with a crystal shard. With the crystal shattered once more, the stars tell a prophecy, one where one world must die for the other to live. The issues are engaging and bring to life the storyline that would never hit theaters due to the first film’s poor box office. This comic presents itself as a true hidden gem.

4 Back to the future brings the past back to the present

Doc and Marty are not yet free from the timeline trap. The film’s credits may have rolled in 1990, but IDW stepped in in 2015 to give fans a better look at the characters’ future. The series began with a collection of short stories, mostly of Doc telling his children about his time-traveling adventures that fill in missing scenes from the movies.

Starting with issue #6, the story continues where the movies left off, with Marty missing Doc and the thrill of time travel. From there, the characters travel to 2035, encounter another time traveler trying to steal the flux capacitor, and more. Fans of the film should give the series a watch. After all, time waits for no one.

3 Labyrinth attracts fans again

Labyrinth has had many comic adaptations over the years, from Back to the maze to a special comic in 2017. However, Labyrinth: Coronation takes the place on the list as it recalls how Jareth became the Goblin King. As the events of the film unfold, Jareth tells Toby a story, which he claims has a stronger protagonist than Sarah.

RELATED: 10 Movies That Should Have A Crossover With Another FranchiseThe story follows Maria, a woman who also ruled the Labyrinth after her husband wished her son to be sent to the Owl King. Although the maze looks different, its rules (or lack thereof) have not changed and the stakes are still high. The comic has amazed readers with the insights it brings to one of Jim Henson’s most intriguing and mysterious worlds.

2 Ghostbusters is a specter to behold

The Ghostbusters never get bored in their work. IDW in progress ghost hunters The comic stands as a worthy continuation of Harrold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd’s passion project, expanding on the foundations they established in the ’80s while staying true to its roots. The comic is full of sharp writing and strong characters.

However, the series is not only a tribute to the films, but to the entire franchise with appearances and references from The Real Ghostbusters for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. The series is a love letter to the world of Ghostbusters, and any fan should try to snare a copy for their collection.

1 Star Wars reaches for stays and beyond

star wars comics abound. The companies have produced comics about the series since the original trilogy, and Disney continued to produce them after buying the franchise in 2012. Regardless of canonicity, readers have plenty of material to sink their teeth into.

The comic book series is impressive in both its variety and the breadth of the expanded universe it spawned. While not all comics are great, many are. The comics have garnered a dedicated fanbase, which speaks volumes for the impact they’ve had on the franchise.


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Baymax! : Disney+ Teases New Animated Series Premiere (Watch) – TV Shows Canceled + Renewed


Baymax! is coming to Disney+ soon, and the streaming service has released a trailer and poster. The new anime series is coming to June 29 and follows the adventures of Baymax, a health-trained robot who attempts to help others. The show is a spin-off of Big Hero 6 2014 feature film.

Disney+ revealed more about the series in a press release.

“To celebrate National Streaming Day, Disney+ has released a new trailer and key art for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Baymax!” healthcare returns to the fantasy town of San Fransokyo where the affable, bouncy, and inimitable healthcare companion robot Baymax sets out to do what it was programmed to do: help others.” I thought it would be fun to make a Disney+ series with Baymax interacting with normal people,” said series creator Don Hall, who directed the 2014 Oscar(R)-winning film “Big Hero 6.” our six episodes, Baymax just wants to help someone – and often he doesn’t want to be helped. He sets out to solve a physical problem he has identified and in doing so reaches a deeper and more emotional level and can be almost transformative in this role.

“Bamax! is produced by Roy Conli and Bradford Simonsen. Episodes of the series are directed by Dean Wellins (Eps 1, 2, 6), Lissa Treiman (Ep 3), Dan Abraham (Ep 4) and Mark Kennedy (Ep 5). The screenwriter is Cirocco Dunlap. Scott Adsit returns as the voice of Baymax. Voice talents featured in the episodes include Ryan Potter, Maya Rudolph, Emily Kuroda, Lilimar, Zeno Robinson, and Jaboukie Young-White.

Check out the trailer and poster for Baymax! Below.

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What do you think? Do you plan to check out this animated series on Disney+ when it arrives next month?

Baltimore-area animators filmed at the Cartoon Network Show | Maryland News


By BILLY JEAN LOUIS, The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rebecca Stern becomes anxious in noisy spaces and has trouble communicating and socializing. The 26-year-old, who has autism, said she hopes to create characters that look and sound like her.

Marina Khatin, 29, said there was a shortage of black female cartoon hosts. It’s problematic, she says, because it can be difficult to tell the true stories of women like her. A 2019 USC Annenberg report on women in animation noted that only 1% of animated film directors are women of color.

Stephen Church Jr., 16, said there aren’t enough black cartoonists telling the stories of black culture. While there are high-profile exceptions — the Oscar-winning “Soul” was directed by Kemp Powers and the recent Netflix show “Karma’s World” was executive produced by rapper Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, critics say it doesn’t. is not enough.

The three artists now have a chance to develop a show with Cartoon Networks Studios and former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Trevor Pryce’s Outlook Visual Effects studio. They are among six participants in a program designed to identify, develop and showcase the work of underrepresented and unrecognized artists.

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The six participants will be reduced to three and then to one. Cartoon Network will choose one finalist, whose project will be produced by OVFX, as Pryce’s studio is known. No broadcast date has yet been set.

Stern, who grew up in Colombia, now lives in the Tuscany-Canterbury region north of Baltimore. She graduated with a degree in animation from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019 and since then has struggled to find work.

“It was hard to find people to work with me, so when (Pryce) asked me to do this project, I immediately said ‘Yes,'” she said.

Stern began working on his craft around age 3 because his mother, Sheri Dunn, and grandmother, Bella, both deceased, were artists.

“My mom is my biggest inspiration of all time,” she said. “She was very accepting (of) the way I am.”

While Stern was cautious about her project, she said the main character was a young child with autism.

“Please be patient with us. Please accept us,” she said. “We are like you. We want to be like you and we have to work together.

Kathin is a Silver Spring native and a 2010 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School. Six years later, she earned a degree in animation from Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio.

Prior to joining OVFX three years ago as a character animator, she worked at the University of Maryland, University College (now known as the University of Maryland Global Campus), in the commencement department.

Her project is called “Beyond the Stars” and tells the story of a little girl who travels to a kingdom of constellations when she falls asleep. Kathin, an animation fanatic since she was 6, said she hadn’t seen many black female characters in cartoons that she could admire growing up.

“It’s always important to have that person in the room with you to say, ‘Well, let me tell you about my experience,'” she said. gay friend or black friend, trying to make their experience the only experience in the story you tell.

Church is excited to tell stories about his community.

“I don’t think there will ever be too many or enough because I feel like black people have so many experiences – so many different experiences to share that haven’t been heard from for hundreds of years. years because of the places where we were placed. ,” he said. “Our voices aren’t always heard first.”

Church, originally from Randallstown, is a friend of the Pryce family. He is a sophomore at Park School of Baltimore in Pikesville. His project is called “Party Poopers” and involves crime fighting as well as monsters throwing parties.

He is a rapper, writer and designer. His goal is to attend a liberal arts college in California or New York, and probably to study something artistic. Church, whose stage name is $armie (pronounced Sarmie), recently released an EP titled “Prep.” He also owns a streetwear clothing line named Phart.

“I like to work on a lot of creative things at once because you never know what’s going to work,” he said.

Sam Register, chairman of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation, said in a press release that building “original and diverse creative voices” is one of Cartoon Network’s top priorities.

“Outlook Company’s mission to work with artists from underrepresented communities makes them an ideal partner and I look forward to the work ahead with Trevor and the incredible group of creators he has assembled,” said declared Register.

Pryce said he believes in all projects.

“Some of the ideas, even if they’re not chosen, other people (on other networks) want to see them,” he said.

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Ken Stark’s books, cartoons in the windows of Viroqua | News


Two Viroqua exhibitions now feature works by Driftless-area writer-painter-draughtsman Ken Stark.

Through May, five story-themed picture books that Stark wrote and/or illustrated for New York publishers are on display at the McIntosh Memorial Library. They include two books that Stark wrote and illustrated. “Oh, brother!” is her true story of growing up with her brother, Phil, in the countryside. Raised and encouraged by their mother, the boys’ interest in art led to their professional careers. Stark also wrote and illustrated “Marching to Appomattox — The Footrace That End the Civil War”.

He illustrated “Orphan Train” by Verla Kay, “Growing Seasons” by the late Elsie Lee Splear and “Seeing the Elephant — A Story of the Civil War” by Pat Hughes.

The library exhibit, created by Chris, Stark’s wife/business owner, includes book awards (such as the Wisconsin Library Association), manuscript book draft, layout, sketches, and a handmade gift from De Soto students after the book talks.

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The other exhibit, now at the Vernon County Museum, includes Stark’s editorial cartoons in a “Protest!” exposure. His 1995-96 cartoons appeared in Madison and area newspapers during the protest against low-level military flying. The cartoons were also published, in addition to interviews with the Starks and others, in the UW Press book, “A Thousand Pieces of Paradise – Landscape and Property in the Kickapoo Valley” by Lynne Heasley. This book and Stark’s books are available at the Viroqua Library and other libraries.

The museum exhibit will remain in place until at least 2023.

Netflix Cancels Ibrahim X. Kendi’s ‘Antiracist Baby’ Animated Film


Netflix is ​​canceling several animated projects, including Ibrahim X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby,” as the streaming service was forced to cut costs and lay off workers due to dwindling subscriber numbers.

Ava DuVernay’s animated project “Wings of Fire” also received the ax, according to Variety, which cited sources as saying the decision was creative rather than financial.

Netflix recently announced that it was laying off 150 workers, or about 2% of its workforce, after reporting low revenue in the first quarter of this year.

The streaming service lost 200,000 customers during that time – the first time in a decade that the company hasn’t added paying users.

Kendi, a Boston University professor and best-selling author, is controversial because of his advocacy of “anti-racism.”

“Antiracist Baby,” which is based on the book also written by Kendi, was intended to be a series of animated vignettes set to music for preschoolers.

His bestseller, ‘How to be an anti-racist,’ became a hit following protests that erupted following the fatal arrest of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis two years ago .

“Antiracist Baby,” which is based on the book also written by Kendi, was intended to be a series of animated vignettes set to music for preschoolers.

Kendi has drawn controversy for past statements about white people.

Last month, he called Republicans “a party of white supremacy.” In an op-ed for The Atlantic, he wrote that the GOP used “dog whistles” to market itself as the “parents’ party,” dismissing it as a “myth, big myth.”

Kendi also claimed the GOP had “harbored white supremacists” as they spearheaded “the greatest domestic terrorist threat of our time” with the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill.

In September 2020, he faced calls to be fired after suggesting Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett was a “white colonizer” who uses her two adopted Haitian children as “props.”

“Some white colonizers ‘adopted’ black children,” he wrote. “They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ way of white people, while using them as props in their images of denial throughout their lives, while cutting off the biological parents of these children from the picture of humanity.”

Is Riot making a VALORANT TV show?


A lot League Legends fans had high hopes for the game’s Netflix animated series, Esoteric. The show exceeded everyone’s expectations and it also became a global hit in the process. Esoteric reached #1 on Netflix in 38 countries and the second season of the series is confirmed to be in production.

League isn’t the only Riot IP with a rich lore, however. VALORANTS has built its lore from the ground up since its 2020 release. From cutscenes to artwork, VALORANTS has hooked its fans on the lore of the game.

Considering the number of stories in the VALORANTS the universe expands each season with new agents, it is natural to wonder if VALORANTS can deliver an epic TV show like Esoteric.

Will be VALORANTS get a TV show?

Although Riot did not reveal anything officially, VALORANTS might have his own TV show in the future. In the May 19 “Ask VALORANTSblog, the game’s creative director, David Nottingham, commented on the matter. “Esoteric was amazing,” Nottingham said. “We would be lying if we claimed to have no hope and dream of ever delivering something of this magnitude in the VALORANTS Universe.”

Nottingham also added and reminds fans not to expect anything too soon. The main focus of the developers will continue to be on the game for the foreseeable future.

When does a VALORANTS Will the TV show be aired?

With mysteries second season in the works and Nottingham asking fans not to expect anything anytime soon it’s almost guaranteed there won’t be any VALORANTS show in 2022. For a VALORANTS TV show to thrive, fans will likely have to wait Esoteric to conclude first.

Would like to the VALORANTS Will the TV show be on Netflix?

A VALORANTS The TV show isn’t even confirmed yet. But considering Riot is on good terms with Netflix, the streaming service probably has a better chance of securing streaming rights for any potential. VALORANTS TV show.

This article will be updated if more information is revealed about a potential VALORANTS Pin up.

Woman seriously injured in Garden City road rage incident, Roeper schools closed, breast milk struggles


A suspected road rage incident in Garden City resulted in gunfire and at least two vehicles crashing Thursday night. A driver not involved in the chaos, but who was hit, has been hospitalized, while police are questioning the second driver as a possible suspect.

A third car was involved, police say, but the make and model have not yet been released as the investigation continues.

Garden City Police received calls that two cars were driving recklessly on Middle Belt northbound near Cherry Hill. When officers responded, they received a call stating that shots had been fired and there had been an accident in Middle Belt and Maplewood.

A black Dodge pickup truck with visible bullet holes hit a blue subcompact sedan that was an innocent bystander.

“They provided emergency medical attention to one of the drivers,” said Sgt. Bruce Shippe, Garden City Police. “She was parked in a vehicle – not part of this situation.”

The driver of the sedan, who suffered extensive damage to the reading end, was rushed to hospital. His condition is not known.

Witnesses Jill Murray and Debbie Green say they heard 10 gunshots before seeing the accident.

“We ran outside and literally saw this car crash,” Murray said.

The driver of the truck initially fled on foot, but is currently being questioned by the police.

“He ran fast, fell on the street, got up and kept running, behind the blue building (next to it),” Murray said. “And then (he) came back.”

Witness Randy Taylor spoke to the driver of the black Dodge Ram who claimed he was being chased by the shooter.

“(I said) ‘Are you okay?’ (he had) blood and stuff like that, he said ‘I need my phone,'” Taylor said. “I said ‘What was going on here? I heard gunshots.’ He said, “They were chasing me. That’s why I was on the phone, 911.”

Shippe says a third car was involved, which is still at large but has not yet been able to provide a description.

If you have any information about the incident, call Garden City Police at (734) 793-1700.

Birmingham school closed after posting compares Barack Obama to monkeys

On Wednesday, FOX 2 learned of a startling assignment at a prestigious private school that compared former President Barack Obama to primates. Thusday, the school was closed and we learned that the teacher had been placed on administrative leave.

the Roeper School is facing a wave of controversy after students in a high school biology class were given an assignment titled ‘an introduction to primates’ and former President Barack Obama’s photo was listed. The assignment asked students to select from the photo gallery which ones were primates.

“There is no excuse,” Karzanis said. “Do your due diligence! Look at the same or the handout you’re handing out. Did she think it was okay in 2022 in an awakened school?” FOX 2 learned that the lesson was from Duke University in 2010 and a link to the PDF was on the University’s website but disappeared Thursday afternoon after we asked questions.

After our story aired, the school sent a letter to parents warning them that classes would be canceled on Thursday due to alleged threats against the Roeper community. The school reported the threats to the police. The school sent another apology email to parents and students and offered advice if needed. He also promised more training on racial bias for teachers.

Volunteer bandage drive at Beaumont in Royal Oak

Eve Collon is no stranger to a needle stroke. When she was in first grade, she was diagnosed with a blood disorder, which meant numerous blood tests. “So I had a lot of blood draws and they were taking different vials and I also had infusions,” she said. “So after that I was left with a nudge, and they were giving me a choice of dressing, so that was always something to look forward to.”

It’s not a big gesture. But it brought a little color and joy to her life during a difficult time for a teenager. Now a volunteer at Beaumont, Collon has turned to the cartoon characters and bright colors that adorn some bandages. into something bigger. What was just a “little patch” has become “much more symbolic”.

After learning that these bandages were only distributed if they were donated, she launched a campaign to get them back. He grew up fast. “I started this project last year and was able to raise 11,000 and this year I’m just over 16,000 and that number continues to grow,” she said.

On Thursday, Collon donated the dressings to Beaumont Royal Oak in hopes of bringing smiles to pediatric patients. “When I watch this, I deliver 16,000 smiles to the clinic,” she said.

Mother-of-2’s family mourns after fatal hit-and-run

After a tragic and unexpected hit and run that left a 32-year-old mother dead four days later, her family and friends I got the update they had prayed. The driver who struck and killed Iris Laciaga in southwestern Detroit surrendered to police on Thursday.

Iris Laciaga was walking to work when a van hit her as she was standing on the median strip waiting to cross the street. It happened Monday afternoon in the Livernois and Vernor area southwest of Detroit. “It’s crazy that she always told us about this street and that it happened on the same street, which she always warned us about,” said Jason Colon, a family member.

Iris worked as a janitor at Harms Elementary School and was well known and loved by many. “My nephew is a co-worker with her – he says he’s devastated, he says he doesn’t want to work there anymore because she’s not there,” Colon said. Iris’ husband and two sons created a GoFundMe in hopes to raise enough money to give iris a proper burial.

“I don’t know how to explain – the most beautiful woman I have ever seen on this planet,” Colon said. “I don’t know how bad things happen to good people.” “(Her) husband didn’t want to come out on camera, he feels like he can’t talk, he can’t say anything on camera because he would burst into tears,” Colon said. If you wish to help the family financially, you will find the GoFundMe page HERE.

Oxford seniors graduate from Pine Knob

The Pine Knob Music Theater had plenty of seats on Thursday night – but two seats were particularly empty at the Oxford High School graduation ceremony. They were for Justin Shilling and Madisyn Baldwin, two elderly people who were killed following the mass school shooting last year.

It was one of many symbols put in place during the tribute ceremony and a small tribute to the victims who had to brave a difficult school year following the tragic act of gun violence.

“When I think of an Oxford Wildcat, I think of resilience. Resilience is the ability to resist and recover quickly,” said Kylie Ossege, speaking from the podium. “Despite the challenges that have been thrown at us this year, we have resumed our school.”

Ossege graduated with honors and was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. She was one of seven people injured in the shooting and spent months in hospital recovering. Thomas Donnelly Jr., the school board chairman, also spoke on Thursday evening. “Who you are and how you are has become as important as what you do. Things like being principled, being caring, communicating,” he told the elderly.

What else are we looking at

  1. A 19-year-old man from Canton was found with a Smith & Wesson short-barreled shotgun in his lap during a traffic stop in Inkster on Thursday evening. He was taken into custody following a traffic stop for speeding.
  2. The Detroit People Mover reopens Friday. Six stations are open and trains will bypass seven others. There is no charge to ride for the first 90 days.
  3. Taylor Schools are hosting their first-ever United Special Olympics Day on Friday. Some 268 student-athletes will be at the school for the opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. before the games kick off. A number of medal and non-medal events will be up for grabs.
  4. ‘Cranbrook on the Green’ begins Friday. The Art Museum invites visitors to experience a new dimension of campus with an outdoor, artist-designed mini-golf course. The course will be open from May 25 to September 25.
  5. Clergy, citizens and activists will all hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday to address racial tensions that have risen in Oakland County. The incident in question happened at Roeper School in Birmingham, where a class assignment compared Barack Obama to a monkey.

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Temperatures have made a quick turnaround this week and are now trending towards 80 degrees on Friday. It might come with rain in the morning. More rain and slightly lower temperatures are expected over the weekend.

Baby formula vs. breast milk: Doctors explain what parents should do if there’s a shortage of formula

Many American parents are looking for formula milk amid a combination of short-term and long-term issues facing US infant formula brands, causing anxiety among many families and expectant mothers.

“My baby isn’t even here yet and I’m anxious about this shortage even though I plan to breastfeed if possible,” said Taylor Gassel, a Michigan resident who is expecting her first child in October.

Nationwide, about 40% of major retail stores are out of stock, up from 31% in mid-April, according to Datasembly, a data analytics firm. More than half of US states are experiencing stock-out rates between 40% and 50%, according to the firm, which collects data from 11,000 locations.

Here’s what doctors say parents should deal with the formula shortage.

The first synodal church | National Catholic Journalist


“I have called you friends” (John 15:14).

Acts 15:22-31; John 15:12-17

The diocese here is completing a study on the deanery that will culminate when the bishop presents a plan for 18 of the city’s parishes. Changing demographics and the shortage of priests have largely led to the closure and merger of some. The consultation was impacted by two years of pandemic and low participation. Using an external consultant with templates and a timeline has produced administrative decisions that will take time to digest.

Today’s readings look at life in the early church as it wrestled with one of its most critical decisions at the first Jerusalem Council: should full church membership be offered to the Gentile communities evangelized by the missionaries Paul and Barnabas. The consensus was that Gentiles did not need to submit to Torah, circumcision, and other Jewish requirements to be welcomed into the church. The only requirement was faith in Jesus, his saving death and resurrection. Without this key decision at the outset, the church would have remained a sect within Judaism instead of universal in scope to anyone drawn to Jesus and the gospel.

Fierce disputes over having separate Eucharists for Jewish and Gentile converts had brought Peter and Paul into open conflict and threatened the unity of the church. In the end, these complex issues were resolved unanimously because the Holy Spirit had clearly blessed the missionary efforts.

The expansion of the Church was blessed by the active presence of the risen Jesus, whose gifts of healing and reconciliation flowed freely from the hands of the missionaries. These graces reproduced the many signs and wonders of the gospel story of Jesus as the crippled were healed and opposition through trial and imprisonment did not prevent transformed preachers from proclaiming Jesus as the Christ.

Most remarkable in the accounts of the Council of Jerusalem was the confidence of “the whole Church” that God was with them and that their decisions were made by “us and the Holy Spirit”, with an outpouring of joy and freedom. Likewise, members of the movement shared the spirit of friendship with Jesus. Love went far beyond obedience or fearing a God on a mountaintop. Jesus had been among them, sharing our humanity. He had submitted to death on the cross to affirm God’s unconditional mercy for sinners. He had loved them not as servants but as friends and he had told them to love each other as a sign that he was one with God.

It was an overwhelming experience to be chosen, named, loved and sent to the ancient world. It is this same love emanating from a Jesus who is always with his church and from a Spirit that moved Pope Francis to call believers to the same synodal church. God is alive in the love shared by those who walk together, encountering truth in one another and trusting God to help them apply the gospel to the difficult issues of our time.

We are now, after all, the same church, and as we look forward to Pentecost, we must trust that the Holy Spirit will come as promised to fill us with the courage we need to pass on our faith as the first generation. What would we be without their example and their courage?

From Turning Red to Encanto, animated films that tackle child psychology and challenge parenting styles


In recent years, animated films have moved away from the romantic and adventurous themes of fairy tales and settled into a very real world, with more relatable characters. This takes nothing away from the magical and fun world of animated films. On the contrary, it gives creators a space to address crucial issues for the children and their parents who watch these films.

Previously, fairy tales didn’t have much screen space for the protagonist’s parents, or the protagonist being a parent. Either their mother was dead (Beauty and the Beast), or they had an evil stepmother (Cinderella) or were estranged from their mother (Tangled).

Now, recent and highly rated films have something in common too: they are about families, sometimes even extended families! These families are not perfect. They’re real and raw with their imperfections and we see most of the characters struggle to balance their relationships and go through struggles and challenges to understand each other.

Check out these amazing movies you must watch with your kids. These confront our generational traumas and biases in tangible ways, with the required sensitivity while maintaining top-notch entertainment.

Wonder Twins Movie Canceled In Latest Warner Bros. Merge Discovery Fallout


Originally planned as an HBO Max exclusive, The Wonder Twins was to star Isabel May and be written by Black Adam scribe Adam Sztykiel.

The merger of Warner Bros. with Discovery resulted in an instant shift in the company’s production landscape. It looks like one of the casualties of the changes at the top is the Wonder Twins movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film was slated to shoot this summer and head to HBO Max next year. Starring 1883’s Isabel May and Riverdale’s KJ Apa as the titular DC duo, the film was to be written and directed by Black Adam co-writer Adam Sztykiel and was to bring the characters to life in a very different from the 1970s. Hanna- Barbera cartoon that inspired the comic book characters.


Despite rumors that the Wonder Twins movie would be shelved, the allegations were denied until earlier this month, but the fate of the project has not been confirmed for “several weeks”. The main reason for the cancellation appears to be a change in direction for the Warner Bros. release. DC since merging with Discovery, with new CEO David Zaslav pushing for all DC movies to aim for theatrical release and not head straight to HBO Max in the future. Although this seemed to lead the likes of Blue Beetle to head to theaters, the Wonder Twins were considered “too niche” to have any chance of being a theatrical success. With other rumors suggesting the film’s budget was another big deal, it seems the Wonder Twins would have needed a miracle to stay in contention to get the cameras rolling in July as planned.

Related: DC’s Blue Beetle Will Now Debut In Theaters In 2023, Not On HBO Max

Isabel May was thrilled to be a part of The Wonderful Twins Film

The Wonderful Twins were originally part of the cartoon series The All New Super Friends Hour, but DC Comics later adapted the alien siblings into their world. Although the characters are pretty obscure compared to all the other superheroes brought to the big and small screen recently, Isabel May was eager to help bring the duo to a wider audience. Speaking on The Playlist’s The Bingeworthy podcast, May said:

“I am so excited to work with [Sztykiel] and Marty Bowen, who’s the producer – it’s his project as much as Adam’s, and it’s really cool to be a part of that world. I like to learn about certain characters, so I read everything [of the comics]. I know they’re kind of the butt of the joke, sort of, but that’s what’s so fun is that you can go anywhere with them. And so I read all the comics they’re in and even watched the show [‘Super Friends’], and that’s not it, okay? It’s a different time, and we’re doing something different. “I had never heard of them, to be honest. And I myself am someone who is more of a Japanese Anime/Manga lover. I could talk about this all day, but not necessarily Marvel or DC Comics. I don’t mean to lie – it’s just the truth, but I’ve learned everything there is to know about the Wonder Twins now. Which I’m delighted with – I guess I can’t really say anything, but I think [the approach] is really unique and fun.

Later in the podcast, May was asked if she had ever seen any costume designs for her character Jayna, to which she replied, “Not yet. I’m almost there. It’s a long process. It seems to be a long process that the actress was destined not to complete. With so many DC shows canceled on The CW in the past week, the cancellation of this project is just another blow to DC Comics fans.

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Tina Fey Movies & Shows Ranked


We classify movies and shows from Tina Fey. We start with his Certified Fresh works, including the oft-cited 30 Rockthat saw the Saturday Night Live alum stay in the NBC wheelhouse, with the high school classic mean girls and the sequel to Disney’s Muppets revival Most Wanted. Fey’s cool movies include A romantic datethe rom-com that seemed almost inevitable starring fellow quirky and awkward comedy titan Steve Carrell, and two films starring Amy Poehler, Baby Mom and sisters.

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Consensus of critics: Only murders in the buildingThe silly take on the truly crime-obsessed is both hilarious and insightful, thanks in large part to its hugely charming central trio.


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Consensus of critics: A film as beautiful to contemplate as to see, Soul proves that Pixar’s ability to deliver exceptional entertainment for all ages remains intact.

Synopsis: Joe is a middle school music teacher whose life hasn’t quite turned out the way he planned. His real passion is jazz… [More]

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Consensus of critics: 30 RockThe final season of is an excellent but bittersweet farewell to one of the most hilarious and incisive pop culture satires of its time.

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Consensus of critics: Brandishing his trademark stupidity with vigor, 30 RockThe third season kicks off with a bang and solidifies its reputation as one of television’s smartest and funniest comedies.


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Consensus of critics: Although not Miyazaki’s best film, Ponyo is a visually stunning fairy tale that is a gently poetic treat for children of all ages.

Synopsis: During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess meets a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her… [More]

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Consensus of critics: Liz Lemon continues to fire tart zingers in a resilient fifth season that keeps 30 Rockseries of innovative – if somewhat incoherent – ​​gags, achieved with a formidable heart.


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Consensus of critics: Raised by a brilliant screenplay and outstanding ensemble cast, mean girls finds fresh, feminine humor in the high school experience.

Synopsis: Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When his family moves to the suburbs… [More]

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Consensus of critics: It’s not as funny as it could be, given his pedigree, but 30 Rock is a smart, wacky comedy that boasts a strong ensemble cast.


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Consensus of critics: Even if it does not reach the delirious heights of The Muppets, Most Wanted Muppets still contains enough clever gags, catchy songs and celebrity cameos to satisfy fans of all ages.

Synopsis: Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), the Muppets’ new manager, convinces the gang to embark on a world tour. Kermit the frog… [More]

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Consensus of critics: 30 RockThe return of not only avoids the pitfalls of a second season, but finds the series hitting its jubilant pace with a treasure trove of ingenious banter and gags.

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Consensus of critics: 30 Rock is content to spin its goofy wheels in a sixth season nonetheless punctuated with good gags and an infectious sense of fun.


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Consensus of critics: It regurgitates plot points from previous animation efforts, and isn’t as funny as it should be, but a top-notch voice cast and strong visuals help make it Megamind a pleasant, if unspectacular, diversion.

Synopsis: Despite being the most successful supervillain the world has ever seen, Megamind (Will Ferrell) is the least successful. Foiled over and over again… [More]

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Consensus of critics: Although a tad uneven and perhaps a victim of its own success, 30 RockThe fourth season nonetheless continues to deliver plenty of subversive satire and hearty laughs.


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Consensus of critics: While WTF is a far cry from FUBAR, Tina Fey and Martin Freeman are barely enough to overcome the picture’s flippant predictability and limited worldview.

Synopsis: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine with a bold new… [More]


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Consensus of critics: A clumsy mix of action and comedy, A romantic date doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the film’s flaws.

Synopsis: Caught up in the daily grind, suburbanites Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) attempt to reinvigorate their marriage by… [More]


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Consensus of critics: wine countryThe comedy may not be as robust as fans of this set would expect, but it has a sweet nose and a well-rounded finish.

Synopsis: Six women question their friendships and their futures when they travel to Napa Valley, California to celebrate their 50th anniversary…. [More]


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Consensus of critics: Baby Mom is a light and predictable comedy that prides itself on the strength of its performers.

Synopsis: When bachelor Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) decides it’s time to finally have a baby, she hires a… [More]


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Consensus of critics: sisters‘s shrill mix of pathos and vulgarity, plus the effervescent chemistry of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are more than enough to make up for the handful of laughs this coming-of-age comedy leaves on the table.

Synopsis: When their parents decide to sell their home, siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey) learn they have… [More]


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Consensus of critics: It doesn’t quite deliver on its promise and relies too heavily on worn rom-com tropes, but The invention of lies is singularly sly and funny.

Synopsis: Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) is an unlucky writer who lives in a world where lies are completely unknown. When Mark suddenly… [More]


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Consensus of critics: This is where I leave you has its moments, but given the amount of talent gathered on screen, the rather pedestrian results can’t help but feel like a disappointment.

Synopsis: When their father dies, four adult, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are prayed to – with a… [More]


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Consensus of critics: Admission has an immensely likeable pair of leads in Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, but it wastes them on a contrived (and clumsily directed) script.

Synopsis: When Princeton University Admissions Officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school, she… [More]

Who is DC’s Christopher Chance, aka Human Target? Origin Explored As Character Gets Black Label One-Shot Comic


One of the most intriguing characters DC has given us is Human Target. First appeared in action comics #419 in December 1972 as Christopher Chance, the peculiar character who had many live appearances, now has a Black Label One-Shot comic.

Human Target has been in some of the most amazing stories protecting heroes and villains by impersonating them. He impersonated kings, criminals, politicians, and even billionaire playboys like our very own Bruce Wayne.

But what made Chance the passionate imitator and fierce protector he is today? Let’s explore its roots and uncover the mystery.

The Origin Story of Human Target

Action Comics #422 (Image via DC Comics)
Action Comics #422 (Image via DC Comics)

Christopher Chance’s story began when he was little. He was walking with his father in the neighborhood when a mysterious man tried to shoot him. Christopher tried to protect his father by jumping into the path, but was brushed aside.

The moron was a professional killer, Dancer, sent by a local loan shark, Amos Sharkey, who wanted to kill Christopher’s father because of constant late payments. He chose to kill him to make an example of him.

As Christopher’s father lay in his arms dying, he told Christopher to be the man he never could be. Christopher then swore not to let this happen to anyone else. Over time, he became fearless. He became proficient in martial arts and weapons and honed his investigative skills.

Action Comics #422 (Image via DC Comics)
Action Comics #422 (Image via DC Comics)

He also became exceptionally good at impersonating people. He made tools and equipment that allowed him to look like anyone, and he learned the arts of mimicry, acting, disguise, and muscle memory to further aid him in his activities.

He got so used to being another person that he forgot to be himself. In most continuities, Human Target cannot form personal relationships because it is difficult for him to know whether the sentiment is genuine or a side effect of his impersonations.

Our hero used his special talents to save lives by impersonating influential figures. He did not fear death and could face it every day. He even impersonated Bruce Wayne to make him and Batman look like different entities, to dispel Vicki Vale’s justified doubt.

If you don’t read The Human Target, we’d love to hear your excuse…because we can guarantee it isn’t a good one. https://t.co/12VR6gFmBv

A little disturbing and much more interesting was the origin story of our own human target. While you patiently wait to check out his new Black Label One-Shot comic, we recommend giving action comics #422 a read, so you can check out its origin story before getting into the new stuff.

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How a Vancouver lawyer became a Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist


Zoe Si says she was ‘shocked and in disbelief’ when she heard her name among Pulitzer Prize nominees for Editorial Cartoons

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Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s tongue-in-cheek observations of life during the pandemic, beautifully illustrated in one-panel cartoons, have earned her some of journalism’s best plaudits.

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Si said it was surreal to be named one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for her editorial cartoons for The New Yorker magazine, in the Illustrated Reporting and Commentary category which was won by New York Insider.

“I was in shock and in disbelief,” the 31-year-old Vancouver lawyer-turned-cartoonist said after hearing her name called during the ceremony, which was live-streamed last week. “It’s really cool that they’re moving in a direction that would allow someone like me — someone who cares about the things I care about — to have that seat at the table.”

As a child of immigrants, Si had to go to college and pursue a profession. She earned a law degree at the University of British Columbia and focused on family law after graduating in 2013.

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On the side, however, she pursues a childhood dream of illustrating and drawing.

“It’s always been a pipe dream,” she said.

During her freshman year of law school, Si made a commitment to create one piece of art a day. She posted her work on Instagram, steadily gaining a following.

In 2016, she got her first book contract to illustrate a children’s book. A fan of comic books, she also started doodling cartoons based on her life as a lawyer.

His first cartoon submissions to The New Yorker, mailed in 2015, were rejected. She submitted a handful more, and then in 2019, the magazine resumed her work.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, she decided to quit law and, with the encouragement of her husband Kevin Regamey, pursue her passion full-time. The couple tied the knot during a pandemic-induced runaway days after Si’s last day of work.

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Si didn’t intend to be an editorial cartoonist, but because of current events, some of her funny things have become social commentary on life under the Donald Trump administration and the pandemic.

Mindful of her platform, Si has made it a point to have inclusive characters in her work.

“Even a cartoon about a silly thing, I’ll try to have a same-sex couple or people of color,” she said. “I want to try to normalize POCs and make them visible, and this is one way for me to try to do that.”

the Pulitzer Prize website describes Si’s work this way: “Cartoons that use simply drawn figures, inclusive representation and well-observed punchlines to capture political realities and daily life during the pandemic, inviting reflection and empathy .”

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Si, who was nominated by her editors, said she was grateful and still incredulous “that the things that I find fun and important are also viewed that way by the jury, and probably by more people than I think”.

And she has more plans for the future.

Her ninth illustrated children’s book comes out in June, and another will be published in the fall. She would like to write a children’s book and a graphic novel. And she plans to continue drawing cartoons for The New Yorker and honing her craft.

“There’s value in silly, timeless humorous cartoons – it’s a skill in itself to do this sort of thing,” she said. “And it’s also a skill to do current events and talk about difficult topics.

“I have a long way to go to learn all these things.”

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The Best Multiverse Stories Not From DC or Marvel


Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy is one of the most sophisticated and controversial works of children’s literature. The first book, “The Golden Compass,” is the simplest: it’s an adventure story set in a world where human souls take on the physical form of animal-shaped dæmons. The second book, “The Subtle Knife”, finds the young heroine Lyra traveling to other universes, including our own. The final book, “The Amber Spyglass,” gets even more ambitious, introducing even stranger worlds and featuring a full multiversal war over the fate of paradise.

Hollywood attempted to adapt the series for film with 2007’s “The Golden Compass.” This adaptation, which significantly toned down the source material’s curated criticism of religion in a failed attempt to avoid controversy, received critical mixed and bombed at the US box office, killing any chance of a sequel. However, the BBC and HBO eventually collaborated on a fuller, more faithful TV adaptation from 2019 (with the final season due to air in late 2022).

Pullman himself is back in the world of Lyra for a new trilogy, “The Book of Dust”. Two volumes have been released at the time of this writing – the prequel to “His Dark Materials” “La Belle Sauvage” and the sequel “The Secret Commonwealth” – although neither of these contains any crossovers with the others. universe of the original trilogy.

Every Sonic Cartoon TV Show, Ranked


Some of the older heads I like to talk to say, “I was there, man,” referring to Woodstock. They’ll have that distant look in their eyes like they can see a band right in front of them on stage, and I can do the same. But, instead of Woodstock, it’s Sonic the Hedgehog, since “I was there, man,” when the blue blur debuted in 1991 on the Sega Genesis. (With his explosive treatment!) Sonic has come a long way, and he even has a new Netflix show called Prime Sonicwho will soon rush into our homes.

In fact, being there from the beginning, I saw rough years for Sonic, both in video games and TV shows, because Sonic has been a TV star for almost as long as he has been a video game star. And just recently he even became a movie star (I actually consider the first Sonic movie the best video game movie of all time), making Sonic more popular than ever these days.

So, I’d like to take a trip down the Green Hill Zone lane and look back at all the Sonic shows that have aired and rank them. But, I won’t take too much of your time, because, you know. Gotta go fast.

Manic and Sonia in Sonic Underground

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5. Sonic Metro (1999)

If any Sonic cartoon sounds like fanfiction, this is it. Sonic Underground the story is like a fever dream. In this one, Sonic is a prince from a royal line. He also has a brother and a sister, respectively named Manic and Sonia. And, get this, all are voiced by Steve Urkel himself, Jaleel White. They were all separated at birth due to a prophecy involving Dr. Robotnik, and they came together to stop him. Much of the plot is about medallions transforming into instrumental weapons, and it’s as bonkers as it sounds.

Sadly, it’s not crazy in a fun way. Do you want to hear Sonic sing? Nope? Then this isn’t the show for you. Sonic Underground somehow feels and looks the cheapest of all Sonic cartoons, even though it was released in 1999. I’ve never met a single person who liked this show, and it sits below all the others Sonic cartoons. Sonic UndergroundIn effect.

Tails and Sonic in The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

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4. The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)

the OG sonic the hedgehog cartoon, this show left a lot to be desired, even at the time. Jaleel White voiced the titular Hedgehog (it was his first gig as Sonic), while Christopher Welch voiced his pal, Tails. The show basically had a number of adventures, hence the title, where Robotnik would come up with a giddy plot, and Sonic would beat him in every episode. Wash, rinse and repeat. At the end, Sonic would have a segment titled Sonic Sez (I’m sorry, “Says”) where he would offer some sort of PSA. This was often the best part of the whole episode!

That’s kind of the reason why this show is so low on the list. The First Sonic Show was the only Sega-related cartoon in town at the time, putting it in direct competition with some of the Nintendo cartoons of the time. But, there was nothing really impressive or interesting about The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog other than the fact that it contained Sonic and Tails. The stories were bland, the voice acting was pretty cringe, and the plots were predictable and a bit lame. So it was a little better than Sonic Undergroundbut not by much.

Sonic in Sonic X

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3.Sonic X (2003-2005)

The fourth Sonic cartoon, sonic x was actually an import from Japan, as it was an anime. The story concerns Sonic’s teleportation to Earth after a fight with Dr. Eggman, and he meets a boy named Chris Thorndyke who helps him along the way. Most of the stories involve the Chaos Emeralds, and just about every major Sonic character, including Tails, Amy, and Knuckles, make appearances, but some are pretty obscure as well, like Cream the Rabbit, Rouge the Bat, and Espio. . chameleon. It’s good.

For some people, sonic x is their favorite Sonic cartoon, and I get it. It’s definitely heavy on fan-service, and it’s action-packed. It’s also probably the best looking Sonic cartoon with its anime style. But, I really think it all depends on when you grew up with Sonic.

If you grew up with it in the early 90s, this version might be a bit too frenetic for you, and the fan-service doesn’t hit quite as hard. It also contains a bit too many human characters. But, if you grew up with Sonic Adventure like your first Sonic game, so I get why you’d love this one so much. I mean, the first hit is from Big the Cat. So he already has that going for him, right?

Sonic and company in Sonic Boom

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2. Sonic Boom (2014-2017)

Ok, so your mileage may vary with Supersonic Detonation if you don’t like your funny Sonic. But I do, which is why this lands so high on the list. Remember how I mentioned that Sonic had fallen on hard times when it came to his games? Well, the real Supersonic Detonation video game is a testament to this statement. But the Supersonic Detonation related cartoon was the best thing to come out of this miserable situation.

Each episode is its own separate storyline, without a few, and it all plays out more like a sitcom than anything. The characters are great, including Tails, played by the amazing Colleen O’Shaughnessy, but particularly Dr. Eggman, voiced by Mike Pollock. He’s the funniest character in the series! Again, if you want something with more action then sonic x is your show. But, I compare Supersonic Detonation as of 2012 Ninja Turtles series, which I think is one of the best Ninja Turtles animated TV shows of all time. It’s the characters, silly! They are all so good Supersonic Detonation!

Princess Sally in Sonic the Hedgehog

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1. Sonic the Hedgehog (1993-1994)

It’s weird to think that sonic the hedgehog was released the same year as the very inferior The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, but it’s done, and it’s wonderful. Instead of being happy like TAOSTH, this version features a hellscape where Doctor Robotnik is probably the most sinister he’s ever been (Jim Carrey being a complete weirdo, he isn’t). Sonic, again voiced by Jaleel White, is joined with other freedom fighters who must free the other animals, whom Robotnik wishes to enslave and rule with an iron fist.

sonic the hedgehog is the best Sonic cartoon because the series told gripping stories and each episode felt like an event. The freedom fighters, including Tails, Princess Sally, Rotor the walrus, Antoine Depardieu, Bunnie Rabbot (who’s a real cyborg!) and Dulcy the dragon are all fantasy characters with distinct personalities. And again, Doctor Robotnik is actually menacing in this series, giving off some serious Dr. Claw vibes from Inspector Gadget Fame. No question, sonic the hedgehog is the best Sonic cartoon, and it’s not even close.

We’ll see soon enough if Prime Sonic comes close to the 1993-1994 series, but these are very big red and white shoes to fill. For more Sonic the Hedgehog news, be sure to spin here often!

The best sci-fi shows on Netflix


Looking for a quality sci-fi series to gorge yourself on? Netflix has an excellent international library, including Dark German Sci-Fi Gem — one of the best series on Netflix period. Of course there is also stranger things, black mirror and the OAa surprisingly unique sci-fi thriller.

Scroll down for the best Netflix Originals and great international deals.

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Love, Death + Robots (2019—)

This adult animated anthology series spans a range of genres, with many episodes hitting the Black Mirror comparison button. Robots in a post-apocalyptic city, farmers piloting mechanical suits, and a space mission gone wrong all appear in the first season. Although the episodes can be hit or miss (some have been criticized for their treatment of women), you’ll find plenty of awesome and thought-provoking animations.


This apocalyptic sci-fi from Belgium will probably get you out of the air anytime soon. Set on an airplane, Into the Night sees a red eye hijacked by a soldier who, along with the rest of the passengers, ends up surviving a deadly world event on the ground. Can they get the plane moving long enough to get them to safety? This premise alone should be enough to entice you to catch this excellent, tense thriller.


Hilary Swank is the big star at the heart of Away’s space drama. She plays Emma Green, a NASA astronaut and commander of a Mars expedition. Things start badly and Emma’s international team fills her with doubts about her ability to command. With time split between Earthbound drama and dependable entertainment above the stratosphere, Away mostly manages to land a full trip.


Do you like sci-fi series that play with two timelines? Do you have a special place for cults and mysteries? Meet Archive 81. The multi-genre show stars Mamoudou Athie as Dan Turner, an archivist who takes a gig to restore a collection of damaged videotapes from the 90s. He gets way more than he got planned, drawn into an investigation into a mysterious cult and a young woman who may or may not be dead. A supernatural thriller with horror, mystery, noir and sci-fi seeped into its spooky atmosphere, Archive 81 has it all.