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July 18th, 2017 by Cherry

Amazon is going to teach kids to love reading books

I am very interested in how Amazon is using it’s positive business practices to instill a love of reading for kids between 5-12 with unlimited access to short stories for $2.99 a month. Amazon Studios is partnering with Signature Stories to bring stories to life with the voice acting talents of Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants). They are using new stories that kids love like Niko and the Sword of Light and Danger & Eggs to the app.

The launch will be at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they will have the opportunity to see the videos and listen to the talent behind this app. Kids will be able to read along with favorite characters with original stories written by the shows’ writers. They will be new adventures that go beyond the TV series storylines that light the imagination of children.

“We couldn’t be more excited to kick off Signature Stories and are thrilled to be teaming up with great talent such as Aidy Bryant and Tom Kenny,” said Michael Robinson, Director of Consumer Products for Amazon Education. “We’re always looking for ways to help kids develop a love of reading and we’re looking forward to bringing on new brands, new characters, and new voices to Amazon Rapids over the coming months.”

Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired future stuntwoman, D.D. Danger, and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg, named Phillip. As the daughter of a world-renowned daredevil, D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill.

Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past.

“We’re excited for kids to connect with our characters in new ways as they tag along on epic adventures together while reading on Amazon Rapids,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Both pilot episodes were popular among viewers and we’re thrilled that the shows’ quirky, engaging storylines and humor can help inspire kids to read.”

Amazon Rapids is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. Parents who sign up now can subscribe at an introductory price of $2.99 per month to give their kids unlimited access to short stories. Parents can start a free two-week trial at http://rapids.amazon.com.

Key Amazon Rapids features include:

  • Read Along Mode — Kids can listen to voice actors read their favorite stories while following along with words highlighting as the adventure unfolds.
  • Tap to Say & Built-in glossary —Kids can simply tap a word to hear its pronunciation or hold the word to see its definition. Each time kids look up a word, it is automatically added to their personal glossary for easy reference.
  • New Stories every week— Kids can explore an expanding library of hundreds of titles spanning adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction and sports, with new stories added weekly.
  • Age-appropriate content – All content is thoughtfully edited to be appropriate for kids ages 5-12.

 

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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July 17th, 2017 by Cherry

Peanuts is bringing tokidoki to

San Diego Comic Con

The Peanuts Pop-Up store will have limited edition prints, pins and tote bags from the artist Simone Legno of tokidoki and dozens of style visionaries featuring Snoopy & Belle. Fans of the iconic character will seem them in a whole new way. 

Colleen Atwood paid homage to two of the films for which she won Oscars by transforming Snoopy into the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and Belle into a Geisha girl from Memoirs of a Geisha.

The San Diego Comic Con debut of the traveling exhibition “Snoopy & Belle In Fashion” at a pop-up store in the Gaslamp district will feature 26 dolls selected from collection of 65 designs. The carefully curated collection of 10′ vinyl Snoopy & Belle dolls in mini-couture fashion will appeal to Peanuts fans, cosplayers (great style ideas) and those who love high fashion! The one-of-a-kind designs will be a huge hit and is free and open to the public. 

“Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” premiered to the industry at New York Fashion Week in September of 2014 and ever since has crisscrossed the world with stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Mexico City. The San Diego debut will be the first time the exhibit will be open to the general public and comic con attendees from around the world. It will travel to Brookfield Place in New York this September 2017.

 

 

The designers who have created custom couture for Snoopy & Belle include the leading lights in international fashion (designs included at Comic-Con are in boldface): Anna Sui, Ashley Biden x Livelihood, Barbara Tfank, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Children of our Town, Christian Siriano, Colleen Atwood, Costello Tagliapietra, Cristiano Burani, DSquared2, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY by Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Edwin Oudshoorn, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J. Mendel, Jenna Dewan Tatum x Danskin, Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala for William Rast, Kaviar Gauche, Kenneth Cole, Le Mont St Michel, Le Snob, Levi’s, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Macario Jimenez, Marta Larsson, Ocean Pacific, Opening Ceremony, Philip Treacy, Rachel Zoe, Rodarte, Royal Asscher x Pluma, Stetson, Swarovski, tokidoki, Tracy Reese, Trussardi, Venera Arapu, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen.

 

WHEN

Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017

Regular store hours are 11:00AM – 9:00PM

 

WHERE

Snoopy & Belle in Fashion Pop-up Store

226 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA

 

ABOUT PEANUTS WORLDWIDE

The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by DHX Media Ltd. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family.

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July 15th, 2017 by Cherry

Children’s Book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming During San Diego Comic-Con

I grew up living at the library as a child in my hometown where I explored not only big cities but the universe. Now that kids have so many options for entertainment and accessing content how do libraries stay relevant in a digital age? Heck how do books stay relevant for kids who grow up watching, using a cellphone/tablet or other device to read? I’m pretty old fashioned since I love the tactile feel of a book, seeing the cover and font chosen by the author. 

I am very interested in the Children’s book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I loved reading comic books/graphic novels when I was young and discovering Manga when I got older. I was quite surprised when I was at the library that they had a section for checkout that looked in great condition (and they say people don’t respect the library).

They have a program lineup from 11 AM to 6 PM on Friday, July 11th for Educators, librarians, and media welcome with a ComicCon badge

Others must register by Monday, July 17 with San Diego Public Library

 

 
 
Friday, July 21, 11 am – 6 pm
San Diego Public Library, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
All programs are in the Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor
Program Lineup
“From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection” – 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids’ graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and provide a complete survey of the medium? Join us for this illuminating discussion moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School), and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).
“Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics” – 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library. Panelists are: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Candice Mack (Teen Services manager, Los Angeles Public Library), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and David Saylor (VP / creative director / trade publishing / editorial director, Graphix). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
“Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)” – 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Our panel features Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, Great Pet Caper series), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series, Swing It, Sunny), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer Good Comics for Kids).
“Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels” – 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Combining text and image can make difficult or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how nonfiction graphic novels and graphic memoirs can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to marginalized perspectives in the classroom.  This panel includes: Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, ComicsBeat.com).
“Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations” – 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
A discussion about graphic novel adaptations of novels. How can the graphic novel format enhance these texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels – as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Quinn Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), the panel includes: Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comic), Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).
“Meet the Makers” – 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Join graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Joe Flood (Science Comics: Dinosaurs) and James Parks and Ben Costa (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) to learn the process behind making a comic. Moderated by Allison Tran (Senior Librarian for Children’s Services, Mission Viejo Library).
“Publishers Talkback Session” – 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Come talk to publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library, and what they should know based on the feedback from your community! With Robin Herrera (editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP & Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers). Moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).
About the Children’s Book Council
Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers, from independent presses to large houses, the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, diversity in employment and books, literacy advocacy, and partnerships with other national organizations. CBC staff also oversee the programs of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national campaigns include Children’s Book Week, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.

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July 7th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m very excited about HISTORY partnership with Comic-Con with the very first EVER external bag-check Knightfall‘s Guardians of the Gear at the Gaslamp MLK Promenade from July 20 – 23. ALL SDCC badge-holders will be able to store their bags for free next to the Holy Grail and under the guardianship of the Knights Templar. While you store your bags you can get a peak at the new History channel series Knightfall with personal photos of fans with the Knights Templar, a chance to see a snippet of the new show and a preview of the new mobile game Knightfall: Rivals on the Steam Platform™. They will also be distributing a prequel comic book from Titan Comics “Truth & Lies,” that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.

“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade

Knightfall

  • Thursday 7/20 11AM – 7PM

  • Friday 7/21 11AM – 7PM

  • Saturday 7/22 11AM – 7PM

  • Sunday 7/23 11AM – 5PM

KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade

HISTORY is setting the stage for SDCC attendees to discover its newest drama series “Knightfall” before it premieres by offering an essential service that is new to the convention – “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” The Holy Grail required protection of the Knights Templar, and SDCC attendees can count on that same protection for their own personal belongings by storing them in HISTORY’s “Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear.” Located along the MLK Promenade in the Gaslamp Quarter, our knights will guard attendees swag while they explore the rest of Comic-Con.

Additionally at the Gaslamp activation location, attendees will be able to take a photo with the Knights Templar, watch a sneak peek of HISTORY’s newest drama series “Knightfall” and preview the Knightfall: Rivals video game on Steam Platform™, coming soon on mobile. Attendees will also be able to pick up a comic book from Titan Comics inspired by “Knightfall” entitled “Truth & Lies,” a prequel to the events in the forthcoming series that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.

About “Knightfall”

“Knightfall” follows the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of destroying the Church itself. “Knightfall” goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th—a date which became synonymous with bad luck—the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. “Knightfall” takes viewers inside the world to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Don Handfield and Richard Rayner serve as creators and executive producers, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer. Dominic Minghella is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Barry Jossen and Douglas Mackinnon serve as executive producers. The drama stars Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”), Pádraic Delaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, “The Tudors”), Simon Merrells(“Spartacus,” “Dominion”), Olivia Ross (War and Peace), Ed Stoppard (“The Crown”), Sabrina Bartlett (“DaVinci’s Demons”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) and Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”).

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July 4th, 2017 by Cherry

You can complete your DC Universe Original Movie collection with the 10th Anniversary Collection out on August 15th (Digital) and November 7th (Blu-Ray) from Warner Bros Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The collection will comprise of all 30 animated films and a All-New special feature exclusive to the box set. 

It’s been ten years of animation with heroes and villains comprising a DC Universe for fans of all ages. What is included in the box set is 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features andexclusive collectible items.

The first animated film was Superman Doomsday that came out in 2007 that is the bedrock and inspiration of the DC library animated film universe. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation work together to create DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by “The Court of Owls,” Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn).

The DC Universe Original Movies: 10 th Anniversary Collection will include all 30 films – from Superman Doomsday to the all-new Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as newly releasedcommemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier. The 32-disc box set will also include all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. The details of the special features will be announced later this summer.

“It’s been an amazing journey from the initial concept of bringing comic book pages to screen to the completion of 30 animated films spotlighting the mesmerizing characters and stories of the DC library,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We are proud to celebrate this first decade of filmmaking with an impressive box set filled with exciting extras beyond these stunning films themselves.”

The 30-film DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray):

1. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY

2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER

3. BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT

4. WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

5. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT

6. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES

7. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD

9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE

10. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

11. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

12. BATMAN: YEAR ONE

13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM

14. SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE

15. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1

16. THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2

17. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND

18. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX

19. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR

20. SON OF BATMAN

21. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

22. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

23. BATMAN VS. ROBIN

24. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS

25. BATMAN: BAD BLOOD

26. JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS

27. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

29. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT

30. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

DC characters and all related elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s17)

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

 

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July 2nd, 2017 by Cherry

Yes I’m late to the Woman Power Wonder Woman film that came out a few weeks ago. I’m alway son the fence about DC Comic movies since they are usually disappointing or <ehh>. My curiosity about Wonder Woman is that this is the first superhero film helmed by a woman actor AND director so my feminist senses have been tingling for a while. I started getting twinges with each cast announcement that didn’t fit with my idea of an Amazon Goddess and it’s just so damned white (yes I said it). I suspected that the women of color would most been the background with no speaking lines. But I was mildly

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pleasantly surprised that it was more diverse than I thought it would be with the black nanny, Senator Acantha (Florence Kasumba) and Artemis warrior (Ann Wolf) (who had the body I would imagine closer to an Amazon but THAT would not appeal to as many male eyes <guffaw>). Having about 5 – 6 lines between them so an improvement over the no words I expected. I liked the film didn’t love it the way everyone else did but Wonder Woman isn’t one of my beloved characters and I would have preferred more time with the Amazon society and getting to know Diana and the warrior women more than Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). I didn’t get any fire from Diana more of a curiosity about sleeping with a guy than love or passion but Chris doesn’t seem to have much chemistry with anyone so <ehh>. The WWI aspect with interesting with a female villain Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya) who just wanted to use ‘SCIENCE’ to poison Germany’s enemies but I’m not sure they didn’t go into the scar and it seemed as if it was more of an unrequited passion for Ludendorff (Danny Huston) aka the male gaze. I did like that Diana’s fighting companions included the Chief (Eugene Brave Rock), Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Charlie (Ewen Bremner) who had backstories that I really want to learn more about in subsequent DC series (TV/Movies/Online content). It was interesting to watch a super hero so based in ‘real life’ so that it felt more like a war spy film than something out of comic book. It was visually lighter than most comic book films so I could really see what was going on and the basic story was fine. As far an an origin film for people who don’t know much about Wonder Woman mythology it was good just a bit slow for me with more filler than I would have liked and way too many characters so not everyone got enough screen time but I know what that means. We’ll see them in flashbacks in the sequel. I recommend the film for anyone who likes super hero comic book films, who want to support a female led film, a movie directed by a woman and likes the idea of warrior women. If you go in expecting Girl Power aka women of all colors than you will be disappointed but white feminism . 

If I refused to see films that don’t reflect my diverse life I’d likely never see a movie or watch tv again well a few shows but not some of my favorites. 

What do you think? Did you enjoy the film or did you decide to wait and watch at home? Leave a comment below or tweet me at cherry_LA with comments and thanks for reading!

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June 29th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m such a huge The Tick fan that I’m salivating over the big blue guy takeover at SDCC 2017

I’ve loved the tick from comic book to cartoon to live action and now he’s back with BFF Arthur on Amazon Prime in August! While my fellow Tickers and I count down the day to the new series on Amazon Prime if your in SoCal head to San Diego Comic Con!

Amazon Prime Member Lounge

Amazon is taking over this year with the Amazon Prim Member Lounge (membership has it’s privileges) and celebrating it’s first hero series. It’s going to be ALOT of blue with the fun starting in San Diego on July 20th! Geeks will be able to explore the world of the Tick with the Amazon Prime Video’s Tick Takeover! You can find this celebration of blue zaniness on the MLK Promenade (on the corner of 1st and J Street) that will be hard to miss with a 20 foot tall animatronic Tick head and ‘easter eggs’ that will get lucky fans some cool swag.

The Warehouse

Citizens can control the Tick’s emotions with levers that operate the giant 20ft animatronic build as well as a challenge based scavenger hunt to help our dynamic duo fight a group of evil doers. The multi room experience has four locations that fans of the series will remember – Goat’s Deli, Arthur’s Apartment, The Warehouse and The City Police Station.

The Tick Takeover will be open to the public Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 23rd from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the MLK Promenade (corner of 1st and J street).

Goat’s Deli

The City Police Station

Arthur’s Apartment

 I’m excited that as a Amazon Prime Member we get to stream the pilot episode relaxing in the AC of our own private lounge <tee hee> and unlock digital badges hidden for exclusive member only swag! Matty Mo, the viral art sensation aka ‘the Most Famous Artist’ will create one-of-a-kind art pieces featuring Superian to share an “Instagrammable” moment from The Tick Takeover. The Most Famous Artist will also be responsible for creating and curating all the graffiti tags seen around The City.

Citizens can also call on #TeamTick on the streets of SDCC to help out like any self respecting hero! They’ll offer a hand to the helpless and defenseless and are easy to find with their Blue Antenna!

Season one of the new Amazon Original series, The Tick is streaming on August 25, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

 

About The Amazon Original Series, The Tick

Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.

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June 25th, 2017 by Cherry

Me want to the 3Doodler Trekkie Style

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3Doodler

I’m ready to celebrate all things Star Trek as I count down the days for the premier of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS Access. 3Doodler has been inspired with their Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets that are a love note to the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. They are available for a limited time for only $99.99 and Sulu cool! Even George Takei is looking to doodle a few Vulcan ears for himself!

The videos make it look like someone with two left thumbs like myself can live out my fantasy to seek new worlds!

You can also buy the Create Star Trek Project Kit for $24.99 that has a special Star Trek Project Guide. The kit projects include Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead and Star Trek & Star Trek: TGN Enterprises ships too! Trekkies will love the 3Doodler Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets! What a great idea for people who already have the 3Doodler pens to live out Trekkie dreams with these How-to-Do it patterns! This is so bringing me back to my childhood.

Check out the Kickstarter ‘Gold’ Campaign (already funded!) here: http://kck.st/2sO8XU2

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June 4th, 2017 by Cherry
 

I’m so excited about the upcoming D23 Expo 2017 from July 14 – 16 in Anaheim
Marvel is brining the movies to the Marvel Studios Pavillion with props and costumes from upcoming films … can we say Black Panther <scream>, Thor: Ragnarok and get to play new Marvel Games for mobile and console content with announcement all weekend. I can’t wait to get my hot hands on Marvel Super Heroes, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman!
Marvel-ous Experiences Coming to D23 Expo
Marvel-ous Experiences Coming to D23 Expo

I’m all about Black Panther so D23 is calling my name with the display of costumes of T-Challa as heads home to Wakanda after Captain America: Civil War. It’s good to be king of one’s one African Nation!

Marvel is bringing Thor: Ragnarok pops and costumes as we wait for the film where Thor loses his hammer, has to fight the Incredible Hulk and a race against time to save Asgard before it’s destroyed by the new enemy Hela!

Marvel Studios is bringing more that props, costumes and games they also will have giveaways and events at the pavilion in Hall B. Filmmakers, the development and talent from Marvel will be giving fanboys/fangirls life with special signings and exclusive artwork giveaways!!! It’s going to be three full days of fun so download the D23 Expo App to schedule your days/nights. You can find it now on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

 

Now hurry up and download the app so that you don’t miss ANYTHING

Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C-3PO Trio

 

  • LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite

  • Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo,Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes. Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, Marvel Heroes Omega comes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
  • Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight. Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
  • Marvel Puzzle Questis where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC. Marvel Puzzle Quest combines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more at www.marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Thor: Ragnarok concept art

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel! That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Ticketsfor D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club canpurchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

 

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 75 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2017 MARVEL

 

About D23 Expo 2017

D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event, which will take place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2017 news, visit D23expo.com. Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

 

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club forfans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through itsquarterly publication, Disney twentythree; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

 

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, followDisneyD23 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

 

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May 29th, 2017 by Cherry

Factory Entertainment is ready for SDCC 2017 with the reveal of the first exclusive <drum roll>

 

CYBORG

 
It’s the Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature is the first of the exciting lineup for the San Diego Comic Con (July 19 – 23) available for pickup on site OR mailed after SDCC. I’m sure this will be flying off the shelves so if your a Justice League or Cyborg Fan you need to get your fingers tapping to buy this great looking convention exclusive!  It’s LIMITED to 500 pieces and available for pre order (see below).

Factory Entertainment Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™ is the first of an entire Justice League Metal Miniature™ collection that will be available soon (no announcement on dates yet) but if you want the entire collection you can begin with this one and it’s fun detailed box!

Factory Entertainment went all out on the design of a prosthetically-enhanced super genius Vic Stone. This is 1:32 scale solid metal with a highly-detailed finish. It’s spun cast in small batches, hand-painted and will be the rarest piece from the set!

Limited to 500 pieces

Available to pre-order now at http://www.factoryent.com or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2647 July 19 – 23, 2017.

While supplies last.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FOR IN BOOTH PICKUP OR TO SHIP AFTER SDCC

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