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Adam Driver, Anaconda, and Apparently: Sean T. Collins Follow @theseantcollins weird that the person they went after from Ghostbusters was Leslie Jones. weird that the person they went after from Star Wars was Kelly Marie Tran. what on earth could explain this 5:29 AM 5 Jun 2018 7,482 Retweets 31,087 Likes rockyrz: libertarirynn: siryouarebeingmocked: grumpy-goompa: siryouarebeingmocked: skeleton-jack: cookingwithroxy: siryouarebeingmocked: derpomatic: siryouarebeingmocked: theunnamedstranger: siryouarebeingmocked: theindependentconservative: siryouarebeingmocked: friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt: triggeredmedia: Bad acting and bad characters? other actors in those movies/franchises got shit from trolls too. melissa mccarthy. hayden christiansen. jake lloyd. laura dern. the difference is that all these media outlets didnt declare it a public crises keep reporting on it months after it was news.  in fact, jake lloyd probably got it worse than anyone, being an actual child at the time being traumatized for years because of bullying, but no one cared at the time now it only gets brought up as a tacked on example when talking about those awful modern star wars fans. hes a straight white man. what on earth could explain this? in leslie jones case, she turned it into an internet slap fight drew much more attention to her when before that she was getting no more shit than the other leads. look, we should always separate the actor from their role people who attack an actor personally for a role are scumbags, but stop injecting racism sexism into everything then using it as a shield against actual valid criticism. Not to mention Adam Driver. He’s still getting crapped on. People complained that he was playing a Jewish guy infiltrating the Klan in a historical Spike Lee movie, even though he isn’t Jewish, which is apparently Not Allowed. These are popular franchises. If a fraction of a percent of their fans are knob-ends who harass people, that would seem overwhelming to the person on the receiving end. Not to mention Rey’s a Mary Sure now and everyone called it. You do remember that I disagree with the majority opinion, right? Also, people were calling her a Mary Sue from the first movie. Sometimes based on things that literally didn’t happen, like “being a better pilot than Han”. On a ship she had literally never seen before in her life until she could pilot it BETTER than someone who’s had it forever.That’s bullshit. On a ship she had literally never seen before in her life You mean the ship that she explicitly called “junk”? The one she says she advised against certain modifications for? The one owned by the Quarter Portion guy, who used to be her guardian, as we see in the flashback? How does Rey fly the ship better than Han? Please, I haven’t seen a single piece of evidence for this in over two and a half years, but it’s treated as gospel.  Heck, he didn’t even “have it forever”, he lost it years, maybe decades ago. Better than Han is less important than outflying two Ties on her first attempt. Only due to home ground advantage, vs. two fighters designed mainly for space combat with horrible aerodynamics, and even then, she got Finn’s turret shot. Also, she’s all-but-explicitly shown to be using The Force. The dialogue draws attention to the fact that she’s flying better than she expects. ‘somebody did a thing that is entirely understandable given the context of the prior movies and the actual text of the movie at hand. But for some reason I missed these obvious things so yarrr!’ No I fully accept the explanations for it. I still think it was poorly done and added to Rey’s perception as a Mary Sue who faces no real challenges and succeeds at everything. That there’s an explanation for what she’s doing and how she’s doing it doesn’t change that I and many people think she shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. So, shedloads of people apparently ignored or missed the clear on-screen evidence to complain about this aspect of the movie, but it’s still the movie’s fault that they’re wrong, even when they’re making claims which they could not have reasonably arrived at (EG Rey’s a better pilot than Han.), and the only possible explanation is “fandom misconceptions”? just because she succeeded (lived) doesn’t mean Rey herself experienced these things as ‘easy’. how many movies out there does the hero do something unexpectedly and benefit from the results? like maybe all of them? movies would be boring if characters are powerless the entire time until the exact one moment they need to win. they need to succeed and stumble a little bit along the way. little wins and little losses until the end. if she got her arm cut off, would that remove people’s mary sue label? Thing is, people ignore the actual struggles she went through just because they have a Narrative. She didn’t just beat Kylo, he knocked her out pretty much instantly, and then Fin bought her time, and then she temporarily forced Ben back (IIRC, the book says she tapped into the Dark Side). We don’t even know if he would’ve been able to win if he got up, or even if he could get up. And this was while Kylo was bleeding out from a high-powered weapon, which the movie takes pain to remind us of. But the fanbase acts like Rey apparently beat Ben with one hand tied behind her back, wearing a blindfold, while suffering from some hideous space-combination of Avian Flu and Ebola Zaire. I’m so glad I’m not crazy. I thought I was the only one in the more conservative camp that doesn’t agree that Rey is a Mary Sue. There is lots of in-text explanation for why she excels at certain things as well as the time honored “because the Force“ answer which has applied to a lot of characters besides her. And she absolutely does have struggles even if they are primarily in emotional conflict and wrestling with her untapped strength and insecurities about her origins. These are what make the character. Calling the whole character a Mary Sue because “she fight too good“ is kind of asinine. And don’t get me started on how they bitch about her beating Kylo and forget that he was mortally wounded at the time, and bitch about her knowing something about the Millennium Falcon and mechanical engineering despite the fact that she was A PROFESSIONAL JUNKER and the ship had been on her planet probably most of her life giving her plenty of time to explore it. But yeah pretending that only the minority actors/actresses get harrassed is bullshit. Rey is 100% a Mary Sue. No training yet managed to beat Kylo Ren, flew a ship across space despite no experience, etc. @rockyrz did you read literally one word from the post above you or are you just gonna keep shouting “she’s a Mary Sue!“ and ignore all evidence to the contrary?“Managed to beat Kylo Ren”BECAUSE HE WAS FUCKING MORTALLY WOUNDED.“flew a ship across space”BECAUSE SHE HAD JUST STATED SHE WAS A PILOT.Like seriously it’s fine if you don’t like the movie but you seem kind of dumb if you just straight up ignore the evidence even it’s right in front of your face so you can keep saying the same thing over and over.
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Adam Driver, Apparently, and Bad: Sean T. Collins Follow @theseantcollins weird that the person they went after from Ghostbusters was Leslie Jones. weird that the person they went after from Star Wars was Kelly Marie Tran. what on earth could explain this 5:29 AM 5 Jun 2018 7,482 Retweets 31,087 Likes siryouarebeingmocked: grumpy-goompa: siryouarebeingmocked: skeleton-jack: cookingwithroxy: siryouarebeingmocked: derpomatic: siryouarebeingmocked: theunnamedstranger: siryouarebeingmocked: theindependentconservative: siryouarebeingmocked: friendly-neighborhood-ehrhardt: triggeredmedia: Bad acting and bad characters? other actors in those movies/franchises got shit from trolls too. melissa mccarthy. hayden christiansen. jake lloyd. laura dern. the difference is that all these media outlets didnt declare it a public crises keep reporting on it months after it was news.  in fact, jake lloyd probably got it worse than anyone, being an actual child at the time being traumatized for years because of bullying, but no one cared at the time now it only gets brought up as a tacked on example when talking about those awful modern star wars fans. hes a straight white man. what on earth could explain this? in leslie jones case, she turned it into an internet slap fight drew much more attention to her when before that she was getting no more shit than the other leads. look, we should always separate the actor from their role people who attack an actor personally for a role are scumbags, but stop injecting racism sexism into everything then using it as a shield against actual valid criticism. Not to mention Adam Driver. He’s still getting crapped on. People complained that he was playing a Jewish guy infiltrating the Klan in a historical Spike Lee movie, even though he isn’t Jewish, which is apparently Not Allowed. These are popular franchises. If a fraction of a percent of their fans are knob-ends who harass people, that would seem overwhelming to the person on the receiving end. Not to mention Rey’s a Mary Sure now and everyone called it. You do remember that I disagree with the majority opinion, right? Also, people were calling her a Mary Sue from the first movie. Sometimes based on things that literally didn’t happen, like “being a better pilot than Han”. On a ship she had literally never seen before in her life until she could pilot it BETTER than someone who’s had it forever.That’s bullshit. On a ship she had literally never seen before in her life You mean the ship that she explicitly called “junk”? The one she says she advised against certain modifications for? The one owned by the Quarter Portion guy, who used to be her guardian, as we see in the flashback? How does Rey fly the ship better than Han? Please, I haven’t seen a single piece of evidence for this in over two and a half years, but it’s treated as gospel.  Heck, he didn’t even “have it forever”, he lost it years, maybe decades ago. Better than Han is less important than outflying two Ties on her first attempt. Only due to home ground advantage, vs. two fighters designed mainly for space combat with horrible aerodynamics, and even then, she got Finn’s turret shot. Also, she’s all-but-explicitly shown to be using The Force. The dialogue draws attention to the fact that she’s flying better than she expects. ‘somebody did a thing that is entirely understandable given the context of the prior movies and the actual text of the movie at hand. But for some reason I missed these obvious things so yarrr!’ No I fully accept the explanations for it. I still think it was poorly done and added to Rey’s perception as a Mary Sue who faces no real challenges and succeeds at everything. That there’s an explanation for what she’s doing and how she’s doing it doesn’t change that I and many people think she shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. So, shedloads of people apparently ignored or missed the clear on-screen evidence to complain about this aspect of the movie, but it’s still the movie’s fault that they’re wrong, even when they’re making claims which they could not have reasonably arrived at (EG Rey’s a better pilot than Han.), and the only possible explanation is “fandom misconceptions”? just because she succeeded (lived) doesn’t mean Rey herself experienced these things as ‘easy’. how many movies out there does the hero do something unexpectedly and benefit from the results? like maybe all of them? movies would be boring if characters are powerless the entire time until the exact one moment they need to win. they need to succeed and stumble a little bit along the way. little wins and little losses until the end. if she got her arm cut off, would that remove people’s mary sue label? Thing is, people ignore the actual struggles she went through just because they have a Narrative. She didn’t just beat Kylo, he knocked her out pretty much instantly, and then Fin bought her time, and then she temporarily forced Ben back (IIRC, the book says she tapped into the Dark Side). We don’t even know if he would’ve been able to win if he got up, or even if he could get up. And this was while Kylo was bleeding out from a high-powered weapon, which the movie takes pain to remind us of. But the fanbase acts like Rey apparently beat Ben with one hand tied behind her back, wearing a blindfold, while suffering from some hideous space-combination of Avian Flu and Ebola Zaire. I’m so glad I’m not crazy. I thought I was the only one in the more conservative camp that doesn’t agree that Rey is a Mary Sue. There is lots of in-text explanation for why she excels at certain things as well as the time honored “because the Force“ answer which has applied to a lot of characters besides her. And she absolutely does have struggles even if they are primarily in emotional conflict and wrestling with her untapped strength and insecurities about her origins. These are what make the character. Calling the whole character a Mary Sue because “she fight too good“ is kind of asinine. And don’t get me started on how they bitch about her beating Kylo and forget that he was mortally wounded at the time, and bitch about her knowing something about the Millennium Falcon and mechanical engineering despite the fact that she was A PROFESSIONAL JUNKER and the ship had been on her planet probably most of her life giving her plenty of time to explore it.But yeah pretending that only the minority actors/actresses get harrassed is bullshit.
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Be Like, Disney, and Family: geniusorinsanity tumbl Follow xerem lotrfansaredorcs One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other franchises is how earnest they are Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience? We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!" But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest. And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth living for nitrateglow Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go LOTR lotrfansaredorcs LUIB loving and caring about things is in 2,759 notes Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

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Anaconda, Clothes, and Lazy: prokopetz Random Headcanon: Link's androgyny isn't just an artefact of the Zelda franchise's art direction - and neither is it particularly unusual. Sexual dimorphism among Hylians is legitimately much lower than among real-world humans; if Link and Zelda swapped clothes, you'd never be able to tell who was the girl and who was the boy Consequently, Hylian society depends heavily on clothing to establish gender roles, to the extent that it's a severe faux pas to question someone's gender presentation. If they're dressed like a girl, then they're a girl- even if they were dressed like a boy yesterday. That's why nobody ever remarks upon the fact that Zelda and her heroic alter-ego Sheik are different genders; it'd be gauche at best to bring it up sylph-of-breath Good post op parpatarts explains why i can be banned from gerudo town, change clothes in front of the guards, and then be welcomed with open arms quantumghosts shit, this absolutely provides an explanation for it that isn't just "lazy game mechanism" and is honestly such a solid demonstration of how people should approach genderfluidity doesn't matter if the first time you met the person they presented as male, if they present as female now that means they're a woman and they're welcome into gerudo town no questions asked wombatking Also, Link and Zelda 100% do swap places often and you can't tell me otherwise i-eat-pickles Princess Zelda, Ganon has made his way into the kingdom! What should we do?!" HYAH The Legend of Link: Zeldas Adventure
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Being Alone, America, and Captain America: Civil War: WINSTON ANGELA LUPITA CHADWICK MARTIN ANDY STERL DUKE BASSETT NYONG'O BOSEMAN FREEMAN SERKIS K.BROW THE FULL CAST OF MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER FLORENCE!■FOREST DANA!! MICHEAL DANIEL LETITIA JOHN KASUMBAİ WHITAKER BURIRA I JORDAN EKALUUYA | WRIGHT KANI book.com/MarvelCinematicUniverse usernamegameon100: lastoneout: venivicivetinari: wisdomandlogicareking: jhaernyl: gallusrostromegalus: amarvelfangirlthings: The full confirmed cast of BLACK PANTHER YEEEEEESSSSSSYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH I AM MUCH EXCITE WHAT AN AMAZING CAST!THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE!!! How is this an amazing cast? There are literally only two actors out of this entire cast that are actually great actors, I have never even heard of the rest of these people. I feel like you are only saying “Its an amazing cast” Because there are so few white people. Angela Basset: Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, with enough award nominations/wins to necessitate her own wikipedia page for awards alone. Lupita Nyong’o: Academy Award winner.Chadwick Boseman: Joseph Jefferson Award nominee; already showed his stripes as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.Sterling K. Brown: Emmy Award Winner for The People Vs. OJ Simpson and actor in the Golden Globe nominated television show This Is UsFlorence Kasumba: Already had a bit part in Captain America: Civil War; was praised by many critics for her one scene being a scene-stealerForest Whitaker:  Academy Award for Best ActorAfrican-American Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading RoleBET Award for Best ActorBlack Reel Award for Best ActorBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorChicago Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorDallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorGolden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaHollywood Film Award for Actor of the YearKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorLondon Film Critics’ Circle Award for Actor of the YearLos Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureNational Board of Review Award for Best ActorNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorSatellite Award for Best Actor – Motion PictureScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleSoutheastern Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorWashington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best ActorNominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent FilmNominated – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor2nd Place – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role ^ that’s all from a single movie.Danai Gurira: Tony-award winning writer, plays Michonne on The Walking Dead, one of the most popular series out there todayMichael J. Jordan: Featured actor in popular shows like Friday Night Lights, The Wire, and Parenthood in addition to frequent appearances on film.Daniel Kaluuya: The star of Get Out, which currently boasts a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been in the press pretty much constantly upon release.  He was also featured in an episode of the acclaimed series Black Mirror. John Kani: An actor, playwright and director; while he hasn’t had as much work in America, he’s prolific enough to have a theatre in Newtown Johannesberg named after him.Winston Duke and Letitia Wright have fewer credits to their names (the former has a consistent role in the well-received Person of Interest; the latter has been cast in Black Panther and Ready Player One in what is hopefully the beginnings of a bright career), but I don’t mean to belittle their successes by leaving them out, and those who aren’t as well known SHOULD be given a chance by big franchises.  Lesser known names tend to get big after starring in Marvel movies.  I sure as hell didn’t know who Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth were prior to their flagship titles.But even putting aside how important it is that this film is led by black creators, just because you don’t know these people doesn’t mean that they’re not critically acclaimed in their field, who haven’t put in the work.  They have, and they’ve been recognized for it.  Consider checking out some of their work before you decide whether or not only two of them are great actors.  Excuse me, police? I’d like to report a murder I love receipts

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Disney, Future, and Memes: Disney Takes Over Fox for $52.4 Billion @balleralert D026067 Disney Takes Over Fox for $52.4 Billion - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who knew that Mickey Mouse had that type of money lying around. The Walt Disney Company bought 20th Century Fox for $52.4 billion in an all in stock deal.This deal includes film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger expressed his excitement about this historic buyout, saying, “The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings. The deal will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer world-class storytelling and innovative distribution platforms to more consumers in key markets around the world,” he said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Due to this massive deal, Iger extended his contract with Disney until 2021 to make sure the acquisition goes well. Also, If you had shares in Disney, it rose 39 cents and Fox shares rose 44 cents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fox chairman, Rupert Murdoch said, “We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry. Furthermore, I’m convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger’s leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world. I’m grateful and encouraged that Bob has agreed to stay on, and is committed to succeeding with a combined team that is second to none.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We will see if this takeover will affect us in a positive or negative way as far as content and pricing.

Disney Takes Over Fox for $52.4 Billion - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who knew that Mickey Mouse had that type of money lying a...

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America, Hello, and Internet: Nightmargin @NightMargin Follow If you're gonna contact your reps about #NetNeutrality,,-, and you do any sort of business online (etsy store, commissions, etc), it might be a good idea to bring up your personal stakes in the call. A loss of revenue for small businesses is a very tangible consequence. 2:50 PM-22 Nov 2017 Nightmargin NightMargin Follow basically, give the impression that people who do BUSINESS are gonna be PISSED To: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov Hello Mr. Carr I am Casey, an American citizen and small business owner in Arkansas who primarily conducts business online The Title Il net neutrality rules currently in place protects my business and my clients by allowing everyone the same access to the same information, including public listings for my products and services, and my advertisements on social media The FCC chairman's proposed plans to destroy net neutrality has the potential to throttle my customer base and make my business as well as the millions of similar businesses in the country, no longer sustainable Removing net neutrality regulations would only provide short-term benefits to large cable companies by allowing them to abuse their power. A tiered internet system--one that charges my customer base extra fees to go on certain social media websites--would kill franchises of all sizes in today's world, where business operations of all sizes rely on social media marketing to advertise. This would ruin a lot of livelihoods, and would no doubt upset a lot of hardworking American citizens! I hope you can take this into consideration, and abandon the FCC's plans to overthrow net neutrality. Please protect the free market that the current internet provides Thank you anosci: nightmargin: Here’s another exciting round of “I hope the internet doesn’t blow up”! Rumor has it that you use the language of MONEY you might get people’s attention faster, so here goes nothing… Call your reps: battleforthenet.com Fax your reps:  text ‘resist’ to 50409, follow instructions Send stern email to the FCC: Ajit Pai : Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov Michael O'Rielly:  Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov Brendan Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov (You can use my template (3rd image) if you want, just swap out the name and state and whatever else applies to your business model. Make it personal!) pretty much yeah my personal bullet points: I run a small business online removing net neutrality will limit my customer base liming my customer base is a great way to kill my business you don’t want to kill small businesses do you also maybe worth mentioning: Portugal already did this. We / America can do better. (Patriotism etc.)

anosci: nightmargin: Here’s another exciting round of “I hope the internet doesn’t blow up”! Rumor has it that you use the language of MON...

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9/11, Anaconda, and Apple: Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City @balleralert Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In NYC, it's either go big or go home. So in true New York fashion, ChickfilA has announced that they will be opening their biggest restaurant right in the Big Apple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The fast food chain revealed Monday, that their third N.Y.C. location, will be the largest location of their 2,100 restaurants across the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The restaurant will be located right in the middle of the city’s Financial District. With 12,000 sq.-ft., the restaurant will consist of five levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop seating for customers to take in the view of Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to design manager Nathaniel Cates, while the location will be the franchise's tallest location, it will be quite narrow at only 15-ft. wide, but will pay homage to the events of 9-11 in a major way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “With the restaurant sitting under half a mile from Ground Zero and the 9-11 Memorial, Cates’ team wanted to respectfully pay homage to the significance of the location,” reads the press release. “They drew designs for the front of the building to be stacked fully with glass windows, with elements built into the façade that give a subtle impression of the Twin Towers – one on each side of the restaurant. It’s a feature that acknowledges the significance of location.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doors of the new location are slated to open early next year.

Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In NYC, it's either go big or go home. So...

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Amazon, America, and Game of Thrones: Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations @balleralert Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon the news that Game of Thrones creators were considering a television series where slavery never ended, Filmmaker WillPacker and Boondocks’ AaronMcGruder have announced “Black America.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ GameOfThrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, announced a new show titled, “Confederate,” in which, according to Deadline, they will discuss an alternate in history where seceded southern states still practice slavery. Now, it’s been announced that another alternative history show is coming to life, one where newly freed slaves received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Film producer Will Packer, best known for the Ride Along, Think Like A Man franchises, as well as GirlsTrip, and Boondocks and BlackJesus creator Aaron McGruder created the drama “Black America,” about the sovereign states, New Colonia, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship with the United States. The show will be serviced through Amazon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It was something that was personally intriguing for me as a black American,” Packer told Deadline. “You would be hard pressed to find many black Americans who have not thought about the concept of reparation, what would happen if reparations were actually given. As a content creator, the fact that that is something that has been discussed thoroughly throughout various demographics of people in this country but yet never been explored to my knowledge in any real way in long-form content, I thought it was a tremendous opportunity to delve into the story, to do it right.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in to “Black America” when it gets an air date?

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Batman, Blockbuster, and Crying: alIISTORYO EBATMAN THERE WOULD BE NO DARK KNIGHT HISTORY HEBATMAN WITH R.D.R ADAM WEST Today has been a hard one for me Gothamites. To be honest, I've been crying throughout the day once hearing about the death of Adam West. The "Batman" tv series in the late 1960s was my first introduction to Batman, always watched the reruns and instantly was captivated by the POP art status of the show. Ever since I watched those episodes, I wanted to watch more and especially read more stories about this character. I wouldn't be your Dark Knight Archivist I am today without Adam West as the Caped Crusader. Adam West's important role as the Batman goes beyond my fandom. Before the tv show began, Batman comics were diving in sales. Once Batmania hit, a resurgence of fandom for both readers and those watching at home happened and it literally resurrected the desire for Batman to continue in DC Comics. The 1966 show led to the popularity of characters like Barbara Gordon's Batgirl and even to the reinvention of its Gothic mythology in the 1970s, issuing in a whole new world for the Dark Knight in the 1980s. Once the "dark" back in Dark Knight returned, adult graphic novels and blockbuster films happened, giving us movie franchises that we continue to see today. Whether or not you are a fan of the "campy" nature of Adam West and Burt Ward's Dynamic Duo of the 1960s, there is no denying that without West becoming the pop culture icon from this series, the Batman you love today either wouldn't be here or wouldn't be the powerhouse hero that Batman is within DC Comics and Warner Bros. This is why Adam West's Batman IS THE Batman. His Caped Crusader is the one that paved the way for all the other Batman media we love from film to tv to video games. You don't have to love the camp but you should respect it. This and the fact that Mr. West was one of the nicest people are just some of many other reasons why he will truly be missed in this world. Farewell, Old Chum, we'll always leave the Bat-signal on for you. Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon. RIPBatman ✌🏼💙🦇🙏🏽

Today has been a hard one for me Gothamites. To be honest, I've been crying throughout the day once hearing about the death of Adam West. Th...

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Billboard, Memes, and Mtv: Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year @balleralert Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2016, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. She was featured on several singles, honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award, and in 2017 claimed her 30th Top 10 hit. In addition to the music, Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation to improve and promote health, education, arts and culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With all that the Bajan songstress accomplished in the last year, it appears 2017 will be just as big for the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the midst of filming for the all-female installment of the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, Rihanna has traveled to Malawi to promote similar values of her foundation, which she founded to honor her grandparents. As the ambassador for GlobalCitizen and the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna has worked to provide children across the globe with access to education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of the singer’s charitable efforts, Rihanna has been named HarvardUniversity’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. She is set to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award next week at the school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” S. Allen Counter of the Harvard Foundation said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats to Rihanna!

Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ...

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America, Doctor, and Fantastic Four: VISUAL GUIDE TO MARVEL CHARACTER MOVIE RIGHTS by The Geek Twins In the 1990s, Marvel Comics began selling off the movie rights of its characters, so only certain studios could use them. When Marvel started getting its rights back, they created their own studio to launch a shared universe of films, but doesn't have them all back yet. 20 MARVEL STUDIOS Silver Surfer Galactus Fantastic Four SAL PICTURES Iron Man Dazzler America Falcon Doctor Doom New Mutants Abominati Nick Fury Black Widow Black Ant-Man War Machine Panther General Ross Nightcrawler Knight Alpha Flight Vision ▲.. Agent Coulson amor X-Men Red Skull Thor Hawkeye Wolverine Storm Hulk Blob Ghost Rider Klaw Loki Sabretooth Cloak & Dagger Scarlet Witch Cable Collector Everything Else* heacMan:ADS Man-Ape Gwen Stacy Colossus Kingpin De Warhead Hobgoblin Inhumans Erik Killmonger M Mantis Man-Thing Н, " Ego the Living Planet Shocker Spider-Man Mary Jane Venom Winter of the Galaxy Spider-Man Squirrel Girl Dr. Strange Aunt May Black Cat Carnage Whiplash Ca Stan Lee Iron Fist Wasp Thanos Daredevil Power Pack Rhino Top Five Franchises Ms. Marvel Captain America Iron Man Sinister Six ica X-Men Luke Cage Spider-Man Elektra Domene Gross (not adjasted for inflation) Sounce. Bos Office Mojo Learn More: http:/bit.ly/irAcVs llastration by Maurice Mitchell 2017 v 4 References: Sereenrant, Newsarama, Wikipedia, Reddit superhero-news: My Visual Guide to Marvel Character Movie Rights Updated (v.4)

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