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Preview of Toyetica #1

Action Lab’s new series Toyetica launches this Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…

In the world of Toyetica, a tiny race of humanoids called Bittles jockeys for its place in the world alongside humans. Luckily, there’s always steady employment as models for children’s toys! At Dollington Academy, young Bittles go to school to hone their toy theme, choose their accessories and prove to toy companies that they’re the most marketable, lovable and toyetic of them all. Whether it’s as an action figure, fashion doll or The Next Big Thing, for these young students, the race to the toy store is on!

Toyetica #1 is out on August 9th, priced $3.99.
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Future Model! Ciara’s 3-Year-Old Son Poses for Gap Kids in First Commercial Campaign: ‘I’m So Proud’

Future Model! Ciara’s 3-Year-Old Son Poses for Gap Kids in First Commercial Campaign: ‘I’m So Proud’
The next big thing in modeling? Future Zahir!

Ciara‘s 3-year-old son is the star of a new back-to-school ad campaign for Gap Kids, she shared on social media Wednesday.

In the too-precious snap Ciara posted, Future is rocking a pair of dark blue jeans, a matching jacket with an asteroid graphic, a light-blue oxford shirt, a pair of white sneakers — and a huge grin.

Waking up in Beijing to see my little nugget on the front page of Gap.com! Holding back these happy tears! I’m so proud. Future Zahir has booked his first commercial campaign with #GapKids!
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World's first cinema with projector-less Led screen opens in Korea

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World's first cinema with projector-less Led screen opens in Korea
Theatre uses new Samsung Led technology.

Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema today (July 13) opened what it claims is the world’s first projector-less digital cinema with Samsung Electronic’s new 4K Led screen in Seoul.

Dubbed the ‘Super S’, the new screen is in the Lotte World Tower branch of the conglomerate’s multiplex chain and will start screening Cars 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming from tomorrow.

With 96 Led cabinets making up the 10.3m x 5.4m screen, the Super S has a brightness of 146 foot-lambert (Fl) – about 10 times that of the typical projection lamp – and supports High Dynamic Range (Hdr), according to Lotte Cinema.

Samsung Electronics also incorporated Jbl speakers from Harman, the automotive component and audio company it acquired earlier this year.

Hs Kim, president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said: “On the basis of Samsung’s display technology, we’ve commercialised cinema Led screens that do not require projectors,” adding he was
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Exclusive: A special surprise treat for Vijay fans even before his birthday!

The next big thing for all Vijay fans would be the first look poster of Thalapathy 61 which is all set to be unveiled on the June 22nd for Vijay’s birthday.

But the fans are in for another small treat before that. Think Music audio banner will officially release the Original Soundtrack (Ost) of Theri before Vijay’s birthday.They tweeted, "Attention all #Ilayathalapathy #Vijay Fans. Something's headed your way! #StayTuned #ThinkMusic @actorvijay @Samanthaprabhu2 @gvprakash"

Theri’s songs composed by Gv Prakash were very well received and so was his Bgm which helped the narration of the film. Vijay fans would...
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The Battle for 2017’s Best TV Show

Samuel Brace on the battle for 2017’s best TV show…

2017’s television landscape has been set ablaze.

It’s been a truly joyous start to the year and already the contenders are piling up for the best show of 2017. Obviously it’s far too early to call, some prospects have only just started, and there are plenty yet to come this calendar year. But there are a few that have begun to separate themselves from the pack; one or two announcing themselves as the guys to beat.

So let’s take a look at what’s going down, at those involved in the battle for 2017’s best TV show.

We must begin with a show that has already completed its run – and in fact did so outside the Us late last year – and that show is of course the surprisingly stupendous The Young Pope. And it was truly a surprise.
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Younger Season 3 Episode 5 Review: P Is For Pancake

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B is for Buh Bye Bryce!

Unless the little twerp decides to sue someone for his horrifying experience feeling negated while at Empirical, Younger Season 3 Episode 5 should be the last time we see him.

Bryce representing Millennials in the work place was a double edged sword. He was funny and excellent to point fingers at as an idiot, and made actual hard workers like Kelsey and Lauren stand out in the crowd, but gosh, he gave the rest of them a bad name.

People do put far too much emphasis on what's in and what you're supposed to do to roll with the crowd, though. That's the entire point of Younger. 

The asinine concept that because Liza happened to be born in the wrong year, she somehow wasn't capable of doing the very work she does most excellently on a daily basis.

It's interesting that she's falling into the trap she's set for herself,
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Mipcom: Copyright Disputes Cast Shadow Over Reality TV Deals

Mipcom: Copyright Disputes Cast Shadow Over Reality TV Deals
Despite the end of American Idol this summer, after a 15-year, record-setting run, reports of the death of reality TV are greatly exaggerated. Non-fiction shows, from NBC's Little Big Shots to the U.K.'s pastry-based hit The Great British Bake Off, to countless international iterations of singing competition formats Got Talent, The X Factor and The Voice, are testament to the genre's staying power. The next big thing in reality TV could be on display in France next week, as TV producers and networks from around the world crowd into the overpriced hotel rooms and

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Toronto: Seven burning questions

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Toronto: Seven burning questions
From The Birth Of A Nation to TWC, Screen reveals the key talking points.1. Has Toronto found an opening-night film that will get tongues wagging again?

After what might be described generously as a barren patch in the curtain-raising department since Looper kicked off proceedings in 2012, have artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team found the right weave of star power and spectacle again with the world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven? The western remake feels relevant in today’s uncertain times, boasts stupendous action sequences and features a diverse cast led by Fuqua regular Denzel Washington alongside Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeir. It’s popcorn with a message, but will the audience agree?

2. Can The Birth Of A Nation maintain its awards momentum?

Nate Parker’s slave-revolt drama had had tongues wagging all year, but now the conversation has taken a darker turn. Back in January, Fox Searchlight
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Sandy Pearlman R.I.P.

On Monday, July 26, famed rock producer, manager, and lyricist Sandy Pearlman died at the age of 72. His Wikipedia page says he "was the recipient of 17 gold and platinum records." He managed that despite not actually producing many bands, or even albums -- but he left a big imprint on every one he worked on.

Born in Rockaway (Queens), NY in 1943, he got a college degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island in 1966.

A year later, still in the Stony Brook area, he recruited a band so he could have a series of science-fiction poems he'd written (the Imaginos saga, about a group secretly controlling world history) set to music and performed. He named the band Soft White Underbelly after Winston Churchill's epithet for Italy, but changed its name to Oaxaca after Soft White Underbelly got a negative review at a big concert.
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Warcraft: how success in China could mean a sequel

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Fantasy epic Warcraft hasn’t wowed critics, but it’s predicted to be a major hit in China - which could result in a sequel...

You may have noticed that reviews for Warcraft, the adaptation of Blizzard’s hit videogame franchise, weren’t exactly kind. While Duncan Jones’ fantasy has found its defenders - Mark Kermode and your humble writer being among them - the film’s welter of characters and CGI battles haven’t gone down well with most. Nor is its Us opening projected to be stratospheric; predictions from Hollywood crystal ball gazers suggest that Warcraft will make around $25m on its opening weekend, which places it well behind the $40m projection for The Conjuring 2. When you consider that Warcraft is a $160m+ would-be franchise opener and that the Conjuring sequel cost a fraction of that, the news doesn’t sound good.

There’s
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Mad Max: Fury Road and Other Blockbusters Among WB's Initial Slate of Ultra HD Blu-Rays

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Ultra HD Blu-ray looks to be the next big media format to bring viewers the best quality possible to go along with their 4K televisions. With new 4K players soon to hit the market, Warner Bros. has announced which films they'll be bringing out first. Come inside to check it out!

The next big thing in high-definition movie watching is going to be Ultra Blu-Rays, and I'm already feeling the pain in my wallet. Warner Bros. isn't going to miss out on the new format and will be launching many of their Big blockbuster films. These will include, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, and quite a few more. I'll let the press release fill in the other details:

To coincide with the availability of Ultra HD Blu-ray™ players in the marketplace in early 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be offering four titles on Ultra HD Blu-ray
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European Film Forum Tallinn wraps

European Film Forum Tallinn wraps
Forum covered the Digital Single Market (Dsm) initiative, concerns over new platforms and visions of the future.

At the 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the European Film Forum Tallinn wrapped its two-day conference last night (Nov 19).

It marked the first European Film Forum on the Digital Single Market (Dsm) initiative and drew filmmakers, sales agents, policymakers, tech industry professionals and venture capitalists.

It was the last European Film Forum of 2015 within a major festival and also the largest in terms of speakers – 28 including European Commission VP Andrus Ansip, the European Investment Fund’s Nitan Pathak and producer and venture investor David Traub (Jobs). Efft hosted more than 250 participants.

Industry@Tallinn director Sten-Kristian Saluveer said: “As a festival we are basically a middleman between all of the parties – we need to work with the filmmakers in order to screen the films, work with the audiences to understand their needs, and work with the policymakers while at the
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What the End of Mockingjay - Part 1 Tells Us About Mockingjay - Part 2

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The Hunger Games trilogy ends this month when the final chapter, Mockingjay - Part 2, is released. Part one of course came out last year, and because the last book was split in two, we had a cliffhanger never intended by the author, Suzanne Collins. When we first heard the movie would be split up into two films - a practice followed by other book-turned-movie franchises like Harry Potter and Twilight - we wondered where, exactly, the split would be. Since well saw the movie, we know, and it tells us what we can expect in Mockingjay - Part 2. Warning: Mockingjay spoilers follow. Where It Leaves Off The movie stretches out Katniss's time in District 13 and her struggle over whether she wants to be the face of the revolution against the Capitol. She's also adamant about rescuing Peeta from the Capitol, and his rescue is the climax of Part 1. Though
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WWE Network Hiding Chris Benoit Heavy Raw 2004 Episodes?

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There are several pages out there dedicated to informing WWE fans when something new is added to the WWE Network. With new content added every day and in a rather random way, these pages are a good way to keep up-to-date with the Network and help to prioritise your wrestling viewing.

However, if WWE so desires, it is fully able to add content to the Network very discretely in the hopes that few people will notice and pick up on it. This was clearly the case when WWE decided recently to upload a few episodes of Raw from January and February 2004.

It’s easy to see why they’ve done this, considering the subject matter. Indeed, these episodes heavily feature Chris Benoit, a man who WWE will never promote or even mention the name of, if they can help it. In keeping with company policy, WWE has decided not
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10 Reasons For Stone Cold Vs Brock Lesnar At WWE WrestleMania 32

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Stone Cold Steve Austin versus Brock Lesnar is match that fans have always wanted to see. Both men have talked about is as being their own dream match, but fate has always kept them apart.

It goes back to when Austin walked out of WWE in 2002, when he was scheduled to face The Next Big Thing. He was unhappy at how the creative was booked, specifically plans that called for him to lose to Lesnar in a basic Raw match. He retired a year later and Lesnar himself walked out a year after that.

Brock went on to become Ufc Champion, before returning to WWE in 2012. Around that same time, Austin started making noises about how he was the healthiest and fittest he’d been in years. Constantly stoking the flames of speculation, he has never fully ruled out one last match in the WWE.

Which brings us
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10 Incredibly Dissatisfying WWE World Title Wins

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Still to this day, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious title in the entire wrestling industry. Grappling enthusiasts who favour other promotions may disagree, but it’s nonetheless fair to say that WWE’s top belt is the one every professional wrestler wants to hold someday. The history of the strap is astounding, and WWE recognise title reigns right back to the 1960’s.

The current incarnation of the championship is the result of unification between the WWE Heavyweight Title and the old World Heavyweight Championship. The latter belt was similar in aesthetic to the ‘Big Gold Belt’ seen in WCW, but is actually a separate title. Formed in 2002, the title was then made defunct in December, 2013. Randy Orton’s victory over John Cena at the TLC Pay-Per-View unified the title with the WWE Title.

Over the years, there have been many World Title changes in WWF/WWE.
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15 Most Brutal Brock Lesnar Moments

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The Next Big Thing.” “The Beast Incarnate.” “The Conqueror.” “The One in 22–1.” “The Mayor of Suplex City.” “The God of Violent Retribution.” They’re all nicknames for Brock Lesnar, the most frightening wrestler on the WWE roster. And Brock earned each and every one of those nicknames the hard way.

Michael Cole reminds the WWE Universe, every time Brock hits the ring, of the following facts: he’s the Ncaa Division I Wrestling Champion, a four-time WWE Champion, an Undisputed Ufc Champion and a certified box-office and PPV draw. It’s no wonder that the WWE is paying him millions dollars to work a handful of dates per year.

A lot of professional wrestlers are technically and athletically gifted, but Brock stands apart. Few fans, aside from small children, think professional wrestling is unscripted. But even amongst the most cynical fans, Brock has the ability to ‘sell’ the fight,
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Are Creepypastas The Next Big Thing For Horror Films?

Max Landis and SyFy are doing a show based on Creepypasta. The bigger question: what is Creepypasta and is it about to be a thing for the horror genre?

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Extending the Window: A Conversation with Ken Jacobs

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Ken Jacobs. Photo by María Meseguer.This past June in A Coruña, Spain (S8) 6th Mostra de Cinema Periferico hosted a retrospective of Ken Jacobs. A legend of experimental filmmaking, this New Yorker gave a master-class about the influence of abstract paintings on his work, presented a broad selection of films in his filmography to the audience, and premiered New Paintings by Ken Jacobs (2015), a new film performance using his famous Nervous Magic Lantern, consisting of a series of abstract slides that he projects with a special device of his own creation. The program focused on Jacobs’ first films, close to a kind of Brakhage-like documentary style, the long series he made along with Jack Smith as an actor/performer, and his experiments with 3D, both in film and digital formats. After all these screenings, we had a coffee or two with him and talked about the films in the program.
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Review: Adult Beginners

Have you seen the indie film about the young ambitious-but-party-loving professional who has to move in with relatives after a heartbreaking business failure? Or how about the one where the estranged siblings are thrown back together and try to rebuild a strong relationship, in spite of their parents? Or maybe the movie where the single person or childless couple learn how much they've missed by not having children in their lives.

Adult Beginners retreads these all-too-familiar paths, but in such a pleasant way -- and with such an amusing cast -- that it's rarely tiresome. 

Jake (Nick Kroll) is one of those entrepreneurial types so familiar here in Austin (although he's wheeling and dealing in NYC) ready to launch The Next Big Thing. At the peak of his fabulous launch party, however, the venture collapses irretrievably, leaving him broke, unemployed and lacking any belief that he can do much of anything successfully.
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