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Obi-Wan Star Wars spin-off movie could be on the cards

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The Scottish actor is totally up for an Obi-Wan anthology series - and he may or may not already have talked to Disney about it... Sarah Doran - RadioTimes We briefly heard his dulcet tones in Rey's vision in Star Wars Episode VII but could Ewan McGregor make a full-bodied return to the franchise? He certainly thinks so, though maybe not in the upcoming Episode VIII, but rather in another of the spin-off anthology films. The fans really want an Obi-Wan movie after all. "I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one" said McGregor. Read More

'The Big Bang Theory': Sheldon to take the next step with Amy

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Entertainment Weekly When The Big Bang Theory returns on Thursday, Amy and Sheldon will take the next step in their relationship. As EW first revealed, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) will open up to Amy (Mayim Bialik) about a weird secret he’s never revealed to anyone. “They explicitly talk about that this is a new level of trust, and that’s really special,” Bialik tells EW, hinting as to what the secret is: “It’s along the interest in Sheldon as a spectrum-y person kind of information, and it’s a really sweet episode.” While the revelation of a secret doesn’t sound as monumental as the duo finally sleeping together earlier this season, it is a big moment for the couple, whose relationship has moved at a relatively glacial pace since season 3. “The [writers] are doing one thing after another to keep that relationship advancing without shoving it into the future,” Parsons says. “This is one of those things that doesn’t necessarily change anything from a viewers’ perspective on a day-to-d

New Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Video Shows Daisy Ridley Audition

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by Damian Seeto - Attack of the Fanboy Disney is continuing to tease videos that will be included in the Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Blu-ray. This time we get to see a little bit of Daisy Ridley’s audition. Buzzfeed shared the new clip which will be in “The Secrets Of The Force Awakens” documentary. This documentary will be over 70 minutes long looking at how the big budget movie was made. J.J. Abrams explained that they wanted to find an actress with a lot of range, but also someone that hasn’t been heard of before. Abrams said they saw a lot of good actresses, but Daisy Ridley was the one that was perfect for the role of Rey. (Video Below) Read More

Superman Unleashes "The Laugh Heard Round The World"

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Lady Death: The Crucible 1/2, July 1996 Issue - Limited Cloth Edition - Chaos Comics Wizard 1/2 Limited Cloth Edition. Certificate of Authenticity. Lady Death has faced her challenges in The Odyssey and still has little desire for war and yet she follows her former tormentor Valdana to Asgard where she will meet old and new foes as well as friends and allies, but more surprisingly more family than she ever knew she had. Order This Comic Book Here Batman #416 - February 1988 Issue - DC Comics Nightwing (the former Robin) confronts Batman about his decision to take on a new sidekick in "White Gold And Truth". Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Aparo/Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Nightwing is not exactly pleased that Batman has taken on a new Robin, but realises that it is about time he patched things up with Batman at least. He hears the story of how Jason Todd came to be Robin and accepts the boy, helping him crack a drug ring; as he

This Was The Day The 20th Century Met The Primeval World Face-To-Face!

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In the early 1970s’ Amicus Pictures (Owned by Milton Subotsky and Max J Rosenberg) decided to pump so life into the declining British fantasy film industry by bringing the works of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs to the big screen. The company’s rival, Hammer, had abandoned its standard horror films for features starring half naked women in an attempt to put more bodies in the seats and the time seemed right for Burroughs strait forward action tales to fill the void. The first of the four Burrough’s stories to be produced by Amicus would be an adaptation of the short story “The Land That Time Forgot” which was first published in Blue Book Magazine in 1918. Milton Subotsky had first penned a screenplay for the film back in the early 1960s’ but this first draft was initially rejected by the late Burrough’s estate. It was under their prodding that the script was rewritten by Jim Cawthorn and Michael Moorcock. Their dialogue heavy, light on the action script however didn’t meet Sub

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Batman and Superman. Gotham and Metropolis. Lex Luthor, Doomsday and—for the first time ever on the big screen—Wonder Woman. With its stellar lineup of heroes and villains and bigger and better battles with even more at stake than the destruction of the Earth, Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is an epic Super Hero journey like no other. Pit the two greatest heroes in the world against each other and the unthinkable becomes inevitable in the form of a truly seismic clash: Batman, the underground vigilante, a knight in the darkness, and Superman, the unbeatable alien in the sky—who can possibly win such a war? Nearly two years have passed since Metropolis suffered a battle unlike anything Earth has ever seen. Many lives were saved, but one man can’t forget those lost in the annihilation, and now Bruce Wayne lives with a simmering rage that has begun to boil over into a feeling of powerlessness, the kind that turns good men into vengeful warriors. Indeed, it’s the

Oh, I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me. —Diana Prince

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From Warner Bros It was for the role of Wonder Woman that the filmmakers for "Batman vs Superman" felt perhaps the greatest responsibility when it came to casting. “Wonder Woman had just turned 75 years old, and we really felt it was time for her to grace the big screen,” declares Deborah Snyder. “She is one of the most powerful female heroes that we have, she symbolizes so much strength and passion, and she is a role model for women of all ages.” So, no pressure, right? “We searched all over the world, we looked at hundreds of actors for the role,” she continues. “When we met Gal Gadot, it was unanimous among us that she was special, that she personified Wonder Woman. And as we got to know her and saw how she interacted with everyone, we knew that she was the right fit. Wonder Woman represents love and truth and sexual equality. Gal really embodies those characteristics.” Gadot’s first day on set as the heroine had an impact on everyone, especially one very young v

Sunday Service: The Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India, Mahatma Gandhi studied law and came to advocate for the rights of Indians, both at home and in South Africa. Gandhi became a leader of India's independence movement, organizing boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience. He was killed by a fanatic in 1948. "Where there is love there is life." “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” “When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I fi

Osaka Sees Record Visitors In Fiscal 2015

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by Armand Vaquer Osaka Castle is best-known to Godzilla fans as the final battle site between Godzilla and Anguirus in Godzilla Raids Again (1955) (a.k.a. Gigantis The Fire Monster ). It appears Denise, Aiden and I added to the record number of visitors to Osaka Castle last October, in our small way.  Kyodo News reported: The number of visitors to Osaka Castle in western Japan has set a new record in fiscal 2015 mainly due to a rise in foreign visitors, its operator said Monday.  The previous record was 2,124,790 people set in fiscal 1983, when an event was held to mark the 400th anniversary of the original castle's construction. The number of visitors surpassed the previous record Saturday ahead of the current fiscal year's end on March 31, the operator said. Above, Denise and Aiden in front of Osaka Castle. Photo by Armand Vaquer. To read more, go here . 

Throwback Thursday - Classics From The Three Giants Of Rock

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The Beatles: Rubber Soul Rubber Soul was the Beatles sixth studio album.. It was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market, and was released on 3 December 1965. It was produced by George Martin. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously recorded albums during breaks in between tour dates or other projects. After this, Beatles albums would be made without the burden of other commitments, except for the production of short promotional films. Rubber Soul incorporates R&B, pop, soul, folk rock, and psychedelic music styles. The album is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the Beatles' artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was t

Cap's Your Partner! You Can't Let Him Be Killed By Hyde!

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Incredible Hulk #159 - January 1973 Issue - Marvel Comics From View Obscura Comics Two Years Before the Abomination!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Sal Trapani. Bruce controls the ship that was mentally guided by the Leader and returns to Earth. Thunderbolt Ross orders to fire missiles to destroy the rocket. One of them is successful. Hulk and the Rhino (unconscious) fall to the desert. Meanwhile, the Abomination wakes up after 2 years in a coma. The army confuses him with the Hulk and locks him in a super cell. Ross frees the Abomination with the condition of killing the Hulk. The villain accepts and meets the Hulk in the desert. Both titans unleash their power. The Abomination is shocked and amused to find out in convesation the Hulk had knocked him out and he has been in a coma for two years. The Abomination turns his back on the Hulk, and in an act of cruel humor, the Abomination tells Hulk that his friend Betty has married Glenn Talbot and gone

She could end up...as one of us, or she could turn out to be our worst enemy.

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The SILENT MOBIUS manga has a special meaning to us, for it is the one who gave us, near the end of the 1980's, the first chance to see the incredible work of Kia Asamiya. We had already seen some other manga works (such as AREA 88 and NAUSICAA), but Asamiya's cover art for SILENT MOBIUS had a little something that was different. Maybe it is his choice of colors (he often uses a kind of purplish neon blue that we fine absolutely gorgeous) and the way he uses them to create a kind of weird atmosphere. Anyway, it was the cover art of SILENT MOBIUS #1 that made us want to buy this $40 manga at such a price (manga were costing LOADS of money in those days… Well, they still do, but as much as they used to…). The book was wrapped, so we were bracing for the shock of discovering that the interior art was not as good as the cover's. All this worrying proved to be useless, for the interior art, while a little simpler, was just as good as the cover's! Of course, the story was l

Throwback Thursday: 80s Love, Sex and Rage

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Level 42: World Machine This internationally popular British pop/funk quartet, fronted by Mark King and Mike Lindup, is best known for the hits “Lessons in Love”, “Something About You”, “The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)”, “Love Games”, and “Hot Water”. The genre-blending group started out on the Isle of Wight. Though their membership has fluctuated throughout the years, the original and perhaps best-known lineup of Level 42 consisted of Mark King aka “Thunderthumbs” (vocals & bass), Mike Lindup (vocals & keyboards), and brothers Boon Gould (guitar) and Phil Gould (drums). Their first album, ‘Level 42’, came out in July 1981. Their first single, “Love Games”, became a hit, reaching #38 on the U.K. single charts, and has since been a fan-favorite. While the band didn’t quite break into the mainstream completely, this album and its follow-ups featured a spirited new wave sound that drew influence from jazz, funk, and rock. After the success of the 1987 ‘Running in the Fami

Can You Guess Which New Costume Supergirl Will Choose?

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Rom #18, May 1981 Issue - Marvel Comics From View Obscura Comics Part 2 of 2 - Guest starring the Uncanny X-Men (Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Sprite). Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema. Frank Miller cover. The X-men stand ready to defend the young Jimmy Marks who, unbeknownst to them, is actually the half-human half-wraith Hybrid. As the team springs into action, Hybrid uses his mental powers to usurp Storm’s control of weather and creates a blinding blizzard. While Sprite stays close to Jimmy Marks, Colossus, Nightcrawler, & Wolverine press an uncoordinated attack. Hybird launches a number of farm implements at Rom & Wolverine. Nightcrawler teleports Wolverine to safety and the implements impact harmlessly on the Spaceknight. Rom searches through the storm to find the hulking shape of Hybrid rising behind the young Sprite. As Rom approaches, Sprite turns and spots the horror and instinctively phases through the Galadorian disrupting his circuitr