2017 Coachella Weekend 2 Review

By: Melgie Claire

We’re back at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Expressions Celebration for a moment few days of music, daylight and the majority of the Coachella vibes. Things commenced Friday, April 21, with a ton of warmth.

That is correct, the Empire Polo Club in Indio was hot, and for the most part on account of the huge shining circle in the sky. Saturday and Sunday will be considerably more sultry, with temperatures anticipated that would hit triple digits.

Be that as it may, the groups kept it way cool. Tennis had a marvelous set ahead of schedule in the Mojave Tent and Tacocat even conveyed a bubble machine out to the Sonora organize!
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Superman Is Back In New Justice League Poster… Or Is He?

By AI Creative Media

There’s been speculation over Superman’s role in the upcoming DCEU team-up ‘Justice League’ after what transpired in ‘Batman V Superman’. In recent months Superman was also conspicuously absent in the trailer and promos. But over the weekend, a promo image shows up and it features the man of steel himself.

Which brings us back to speculation mode: will Superman be back alongside the Justice League team? Will he resurrect as a villain? Will he be the same Superman that we saw in Man of Steel? Well, before we speculate any further, be aware that the photo did not come from the studio, and that it’s nowhere to be found in the official movie site. It came from Rubies, a site that sells officially licensed DC Comics costumes.

Right now, there is still no official answer to these questions. Zack Snyder did hinted last month, though somewhat ambiguously, about Superman’s future in Justice League: “It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it. It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need? All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him.

So there you go. Let the speculations begin. It is of course entire possible that Superman won’t even show up in Justice League until the very end, ala Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens, or Snyder is just teasing fans. Speaking of which, a new Justice League website was also released yesterday which promises “access to exclusive Justice League content, products, and experiences”, something for fans to chew on as we await the movie’s release.

Justice League opens in November 17.

Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro May Team For ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated on many feature films since Gangs of New York, while De Niro have been starring in Scorsese’s films since 1970’s Mean Streets. Though De Niro and DiCaprio have previously worked together in 1996’s Marvin’s Room, it is surprising that the trio have not done a film together.

Well, it looks like this dream team might actually happen soon. Deadline reports that the trio are eyeing an adaptation of the book “Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI” by David Grann. Though it seems none of them are currently officially attached, according to the article, all three are “seriously considering” joining the project.

For those who might not be aware, Grann is also the author of The Lost City of Z, which was adapted into a feature film by director James Gray, starring Charlie Hunnam. That movie recently came out to critical acclaim. ‘Flower Moon’ itself has been receiving excellent reviews: Entertainment Weekly recently called it” The Best Book Of The Year So Far”. So its understandable that Grann’s latest work is a magnet for a high profile Hollywood adaptation.

Though very early into negotiations, at least we are assured of De Niro’s devotion into making this happen. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter a few month ago, De Niro said that he’d love to reunite with Scorsese and make a movie with DiCaprio: “Leo loves Marty the way I do, so it’s great. I’d love for the three of us to do something.”

Marvel Comics’ Chatbot Allows Fans to Converse with some of their Favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Become Part of the Story

New York, NY—April 20, 2017— Today, Marvel is excited to announce, an all-new way to interact directly with the Marvel Universe, with Marvel’s first chatbot. Timed with the release of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE fans will have the ability to directly chat with some of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and be a part of the Marvel Universe through Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM. Powered by Conversable, this new chatbot experience presents a bold and exciting new way for fans to interact with some of Marvel’s most popular heroes who are directly in the throes of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE!

At launch, in support of Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE event, the Marvel chatbot will allow fans the ability to converse with everyone’s favorite neighborhood wall-crawler, Spider-Man! Fans will also be able to engage in fun quizzes & puzzles, receive exclusive first-looks, and find their local comic shops.
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Kevin Feige Says Post-Infinity War Will Be “Very Different”

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With the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes conversations about the future of MCU, and from Kevin Feige’s recent interview with Collider, it seems that future may be “very different” from what we might be expecting after Avengers: Infinity War.

“We have an idea [of what the MCU looks like post-Infinity War], and it’s gonna be very, very different,” said Feige. This statement suggest many potential shifts in MCU’s focus. Next year comes the release of Infinity War, the nineteenth film installment, which also marks tenth year since Iron Man started it all. The following year comes its currently untitled sequel. So there is reason to believe a few characters could be retired after that.

But who knows for sure. Its equally possible that the studio will give way to some of the new characters, or even possible reboots. The studio has very busy slate before Infinity War even arrives. This year alone, we will see the release of Galaxy Vol.2, Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, followed by Black Panther on February of next year. All these movies may come into play in shaping the future of MCU.

“We’re not actively discussing anything past untitled Avengers, other than we’ve dated Spider-Man: Homecoming 2—which that would not be the title but that’s what we would call it—because that’s the agreement we made with Sony for the inclusion of Spidey in the Avengers films, and James Gunn doing a third Guardians of the Galaxy at some point. But really the whole focus of Marvel Studios is, counting Guardians 2, the next eight films that are gonna take up all of our time.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

Nelly Furtado-“The Ride” Album Review

Nelly Furtado – The_Ride

By: Melgie Claire

With 2006’s gleaming, Timbaland-created Loose, Nelly Furtado went from hippie-ish vocalist of “I’m Like a Bird” to a startling pop star with numerous Main 10 hits. The vocalist, in any case, has been experiencing a melodic identity crisis from that point onward, she overlooked subsequent meet-ups wavering between her people history and her pop achievement. The sixth album, “The Ride”, accomplishes balance.

Taking signals from recent partner Dev Hynes, an artist who makes enthusiastic synth-pop, Furtado’s first album on her label finds a home in crunchy outside the box driven tunes that superbly fit her innovative verses. Opening track “Cold Hard Truth” is one of her finest in years, an infectious single with one of the collection’s heaviest beats. The appealing “Paris Sun” conveys a menacingly sexy synth reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” however with a milder touch.

The Ride’s essential blemish is obvious in its insignificant titles. A lot of the record, especially the ballads, falls into the lyricist’s trap of taking an arrogance and composing each and every piece of subtext out of it.

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Clint Eastwood To Direct Film About Hero Skarlatos And Friends

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The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes

It seems that Clint Eastwood is continuing his passion for stories about regular guys turning into heroes. According to Deadline, the iconic director is taking on the story of Roseburg native Alek Skarlatos and his friends who thwarted a terrorist train attack in France. The story is based on the book ‘The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.’

Last year, Eastwood directed ‘Sully’, a biographical drama about US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River and saved all 155 passengers and crew. Prior to that, he made ‘American Sniper’ about the Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

Dorothy Blyskal adapted the book for the feature with Eastwood set to produce the film with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier.

In August 2015, Army National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos, and his childhood friends, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone and Sacramento State University senior Anthony Sadler, subdued a heavily armed terrorist while boarded on a train bound for Paris. The three friends eventually came back home to the US and received a heroes’ welcome.

Update on Joss Whedon’s ‘Batgirl’ and casting the iconic role

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Joss Whedon speaking at Comic-con
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We previously reported that Joss Whedon is making a jump from Marvel to DC and is “nearing a deal to write, direct and produce” a Batgirl movie as part of DC’s Extended Universe. During an interview with Variety at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 red carpet premiere yesterday, Whedon said he doesn’t want to cast a movie star as ‘Batgirl’.

“I doubt it will be a name,” Whedon said. “I think this is something where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her. I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right. And in situations like this, the name carries a lot of weight so it’s not as critical.”

Batgirl is the alter ego of Barbara Gordon. In the 1960s, she was portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the Batman TV series and then decades later by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin as a variation of the character, Barbara Wilson, Alfred Pennyworth’s niece. She was also in The Lego Batman Movie as voiced by Rosario Dawson.

Check out the full video interview below for more:

Nintendo Reportedly Working On SNES Classic

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The Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is apparently working on a miniature Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) classic version, aimed at followers of the iconic gaming company’s nostalgia. This according to Eurogame, citing multiple sources close to the company.

If it goes as reported, SNES Classic will follow the company’s other hugely popular gaming console NES Classic Mini. So there is no doubt this will be another mega hit and will be Nintendo fans’ main focus, especially considering NES Classic was understocked and just days ago been discontinued.

Development of SNES Classic is apparently “already underway” so we might see a launch of the product this year.

Gorillaz revive their status with new album Humanz

By W.S.

As announced on their Instagram, on April 28th, 2017, virtual band Gorillaz will be releasing their latest album, Humanz. Fans have long awaited the band’s next release since their last album, The Fall in 2010.

Gorillaz uses the visual aspect just as much as the musical to convey their message. The virtual band consists of, 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs, and Noodle. These characters portray the story of the music . Fans of Gorillaz have deeply invested not only in the creators, but the fic-tional, animated characters who make up the band.

The band interacts with their audience and fans through these visuals of an animated band, and extends this relationship through their social media pages and website. It’s this engagement with the fans that has helped Gorillaz gain popularity over the years. Behind the music and visuals are Damon Albarn, musician, and Jamie Hewlett, illustrator.

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