Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Do You Know Where to Find Fantastic Beasts? - Video of the Day

New trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film stars Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell.

Prince’s 'Purple Rain' Debuts in Theaters

Prince's Purple Rain
July 27, 1984
Prince’s American rock musical drama, Purple Rain, debuted on this day in 1984. Playing a version of himself in his first acting role, Prince had originally wanted the story to be darker in tone and have a more coherent storyline. Instead, many of the scenes shot for the film were cut giving more room for many concert sequences. Purple Rain won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score but was also nominated for two Razzies for Worst New Star (Apollonia Kotero) and Worst Original Song (“Sex Shooter”). The soundtrack of the film sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Prince died on April 21, 2016 and both MTV and VHI showed edited versions of the film as a tribute. Special screenings of the film were also shown in theaters the following week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Move In Disney’s California Adventure Park; Tower Of Terror Checks Out

The Tower of Terror (Inquisitr)
During last weekend’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, the President of Marvel Studios announced that Guardians of the Galaxy would become a part of Disney’s California Adventure Park. The news was confirmed today through Disney Parks Blog.

Billed as a “comically high-energy, rocking new adventure,” the new “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” will be housed in the current “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” in the park’s Hollywoodland portion of the park.

Portfolio Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, Joh Rohde, is almost giddy as he describes to new ride experience in a new YouTube video.

The "King" (as in "Kong") is Back - Video of the Day

New trailer for Kong: Skull Island. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, Brie Larson (Stock up on bananas now.)

Wonder Woman Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Featured On Postage Stamps

(US Postal Service)
The United States Postal Service announced yesterday that in honor of the DC Comic’s legend Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, the superhero would receive her own line of postage stamps. Four of the new Wonder Woman stamps will be revealed at Comic-Con International event in San Diego on Saturday, July 23. However, the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place much later, on October 7, during the New York Comic-Con event.

For 75 years, the superhero has held up very well without any plastic surgery. How many other celebrities can claim that? She made her first appearance in the pages of Star Comics No. 8 in October, 1941, long before other female superheroes like Batgirl and Black Widow arrived on the comic book scene. The all-American girl became an instant hit and headlined her own title the following year.

"The Hustle" is the #1 Song in America

The song, "The Hustle" became a #1 hit on July 26, 1975.
July 26, 1975
Unlike other dance crazes, it was the dance, “The Hustle,” that inspired the song of the same name by Van McCoy in the 1970’s. McCoy was visiting a friend in New York who told him that a new dance had been created by the crowd that hung out at Adam’s Apple nightclub in Manhattan. After a report given from a business partner, McCoy was inspired to release the album Disco Baby which featured the song “The Hustle” which became the #1 song in America on this day in 1975. McCoy won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the song. Sadly, McCoy died of a heart attack (not Boogie Fever) in 1979. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Comic-Con 2016: eBay Reveals The Top 15 Biggest ‘Fandoms’ Of The Last 10 Years

(Inquisitr / Getty Images)
In celebration of Comic-Con 2016, eBay has announced the top 15 biggest “fandoms” of the last ten years. While not a scientific study, eBay does have an impressive way of measuring which character or franchise fans are geeking out over.

“Thanks to eBay’s vast search data, we’re able to not only find out what people are looking for, but also what they’re purchasing,” says Melissa Ojeda. “So while you’ll see no shortage of Stormtroopers at this year’s Comic-Con, there’s a host of new superheroes demanding your attention.”