Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by Jacob Hall After 21 years of operation, Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Florida is set to close its doors forever. The attraction is a theme park landmark for a number of reasons and was, for years, one of the first stops for many guests entering the park. However, Universal Studios has proven itself to be unsentimental when it comes to its classic attractions. Their parks are in a constant state of self-reinvention, a far cry from the ever-nostalgic leanings of Disney theme parks. Now we consider two questions: what is replacing Terminator 2: 3D and is any ride safe from Universal’s ruthless (but undeniably effective) quest to bring the biggest, most advanced, and most “tied to a beloved intellectual property” attractions to its parks? The Universal Way T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (the attraction’s more official title) will run through October 8, 2017 before closing its doors to make way for an … [Read more...] about Terminator 2 3D Closing at Universal Studios Florida
BEGIN SLIDESHOWToho planning their own shared universe for future Godzilla filmsIt has been revealed that Toho Company, Ltd. will be focusing on creating their own shared universe for their kaiju-related properties. Tojo’s Keiji Ota spoke to Nikkei Style (via Bloody Disgusting) about his plans after Toho’s deal with Warner Bros. and Legendary comes to a close after 2021:“After 2021, we’re thinking of a potential strategy that [releases] Godzilla movies uninterrupted at a rate of every 2 years, although there is a preference for a yearly pace as well. The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other.”In the same interview, Ota also revealed that they would not be moving forward with Shin Godzilla 2, … [Read more...] about Toho Planning Their Own Shared Universe For Future Godzilla Films
Marvel Studios has lined up screenwriters for a big screen version of The Eternals, Jack Kirby’s cosmic origin of the species comic book series from the 1970s, to the big screen. But will they find it any easier to fold the story of giant aliens manipulating humanity and checking up on their work into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than their comic book predecessors? Whether or not the original 19-issue series — created, written and drawn by Kirby in 1976 — took place in the same fictional universe as Spider-Man, the Avengers et al has been a bone of contention amongst fans for decades; despite the proud tradition for Marvel comics of the period, The Eternals shared almost no interaction with the Marvel Universe that fans were familiar with. This was intentional on Kirby’s part; the creator apparently wanted the series to stand alone, an idea that Marvel’s editorial division wasn’t fond of. At the behest of editors, Kirby eventually worked in … [Read more...] about Can ‘Eternals’ Fit Inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: May 11, 2018 at 6:47 am | UPDATED: May 11, 2018 at 6:47 am By Aaron C. Davis and Shawn Boburg | The Washington Post PERRY, Ga. – For years, Fox News host Sean Hannity has poured his fortune into a surprising side venture: a vast portfolio of rental properties in working-class neighborhoods. He described those holdings in compassionate terms when they came to light last month, saying he invests in places that “otherwise might struggle to receive such support.” But a Washington Post analysis shows that managers at Hannity’s four largest apartment complexes in Georgia have taken an unusually aggressive approach to rent collection. They have sought court-ordered evictions at twice the statewide rate – in a state known for high numbers of evictions and landlord-friendly laws – and frequently have done so less than two weeks after a missed payment. Property managers at the complexes sought to evict tenants more than … [Read more...] about Sean Hannity’s properties in low-income areas take an aggressive approach to rent collection
Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press Updated 12:47 am, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Rebecca Le May, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Police Commissioner Chris Dawson addresses the media in Perth, Friday, May 11, 2018. Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a rural residence in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years. (Rebecca Le May/AAP Image via AP) less Police Commissioner Chris Dawson addresses the media in Perth, Friday, May 11, 2018. Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a rural residence in southwest Australia in what could be the country's ... more Photo: Rebecca Le May, AP 7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property 1 / 1 Back to Gallery CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seven people including four children were found dead … [Read more...] about 7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property