BEGIN SLIDESHOWComingSoon.net Visits the Set of Alita: Battle AngelOn February 6, 2017 ComingSoon.net visited Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas for a set visit we had been hotly anticipating since the project was first announced by James Cameron in the mid-2000’s: Alita: Battle Angel.RELATED: New Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Has Landed!The original manga titled “Gunnm” (known in America as “Battle Angel Alita”) was created by Yukito Kishiro in 1990, and was turned into a two-part OVA in 1993. Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment bought the movie rights to the title back in 1999, fresh off their record-breaking success with Titanic. The original idea was for Cameron to direct, but he ultimately decided to do Avatar first, and then ultimately to devote himself entirely to the world of Avatar after that sci-fi epic’s phenomenal success.Cut to 2015, when fan favorite director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids, Grindhouse) struck up a … [Read more...] about ComingSoon.net Visits the Set of Alita: Battle Angel
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ARLINGTON, Va. — At Arlington National Cemetery, the sound of a Marine band playing the Marine Hymn grows louder as it nears a gravesite. The music is backed with the percussion of horse hooves against the asphalt road as the animals pull a carriage holding a flag-draped casket. Inside are the remains of a brother, son and uncle who went to battle more than 70 years ago and never came home. The service is for Marine Cpl. John V. McNichol, 20, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, who died Nov. 21, 1943, during the second day of the battle of Tarawa. “Still feels a little dreamy to me,” said McNichol’s nephew, Tom McNichol. He’s one of several family members laying to rest someone they honored and loved but never knew. During the service, McNichol’s nephew read a report of his uncle’s extraordinary heroism during the battle. Before his death, McNichol made repeated trips into enemy occupied positions, killing the occupants and destroying arms and … [Read more...] about Not forgotten: Bringing fallen heroes from World War II home
London Has FallenRated: R for strong violence and language throughout. Pursuing next year’s Razzies worst film award at a mad gallop, Gerard Butler gives us his second torturously bad film in a week. Popular opinion has declared the intolerable “Gods of Egypt” DOA. “London Has Fallen” will trigger a dissenting opinion. It is far worse. Butler plays a Secret Service bodyguard, a tough-as-testosterone he-man whom President Aaron Eckhart can barely resist clasping in a long bro hug. When the death of Britain’s prime minister draws Air Force One to the state funeral, Middle Eastern assassination squads rapidly take out a vast list of world leaders. Earlier in the film, a drone strike in Pakistan blew up the marriage of an arms dealer’s daughter. Because “vengeance must always be profound and absolute,” he has filled the English capital with an army of terrorists to get revenge on the world’s leaders. Cue a long montage of cars … [Read more...] about Reviewed in brief: ‘London Has Fallen,’ ‘The Wave,’ ‘Rabin, the Last Day,’ ‘The Boy and the Beast,’ ‘Rams’
AVICII was mourned by fans around the world following his shock death at the age of just 28. Here's everything you need to know about the DJ's unusual name and what it means... What does Avicii mean? "Avicii" means the lowest level of Buddhist hell or Naraka. In Sanskrit and Pali it means "without waves". In English it can be translated as "interminable" or "incessant." According to Buddhism, those sent to Avici can be reborn. What was Avicii's real name? Avicii's real name was Tim Bergling. He chose Avicii as his stage name as his real name was already taken on MySpace. He added the extra "i" to Avici to distinguish himself from another MySpace user. In the Vevo video Becoming Avicii he said, "I think a friend of mine told me about it first for something completely different, and I was kind of choosing my MySpace page at the time. "Everything else was taken, my real name was taken. I really like it now though. I've really gotten accustomed to it." What is Avicii's symbolism in … [Read more...] about What does Avicii mean, what was the Wake Me Up DJ’s real name and what’s its symbolism in Buddhism?
The filming of Captain Marvel has been underway for a few weeks now in Los Angeles. Before filming began, Carol Danvers actress Brie Larson was undergoing training with military pilots. It has now been reported that Air Force pilot Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, who was training Larson and working as a consultant on Captain Marvel, sadly passed away after crashing his F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April 4th. Larson took to social media to pay a touching tribute to Del Bagno. Brie Larson shared a picture of herself and Maj. Stephen Del Bagno on the Air Force base and captioned it with a lengthy tribute to the pilot. She uses code names and tells Del Bagno that he influenced her to be better in everything new that she attempted as well putting more "passion and purpose" into her life. The actress also commented on the work that the pilot put into her Carol Danvers character and Captain Marvel as a whole. Larson had this to say. Brie Larson was not alone in paying … [Read more...] about Brie Larson Pays Tribute to Fallen Air Force Pilot, Captain Marvel Consultant