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    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day of memoriam for the victims of the Holocaust. During the tragic events, the horrors of Nazi Germany lead by Adolf Hitler resulted in the estimated deaths of six million Jewish people, two million Romani, two-hundred fifty thousand mentally and physically disabled, and nine thousand homosexuals. The date was chosen for the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp by the army of the Soviet Union.

    Fans of Marvel Comics will know that Erik Lehnsherr is a survivor of the Holocaust. Vitally important to his backstory, it was stated when he was first introduced that his wife and children were killed leaving him the only member of his family alive though as time went o…

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    Hulu has pulled the plug on the upcoming Marvel animated shows Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler. Writer and executive producer Kevin Smith told the site Newsarama that the writing staff of Howard the Duck had been notified on January 22nd that development on the series had been stopped.

    "I got a text from [fellow executive producer] Dave Willis in the morning saying, 'We got Tigra and Dazzlerd.' I called him and asked 'Is that what I think that means?' And Dave said he had just got the word that there will be no Howard the Duck show. The only explanation was 'We have no plans for this character at this time,'."

    Back in December, it had been announced that the entire writing staff of Tigra & Dazzler had been fired, but at the time there was the inten…

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    Marvel Entertainment has announced the cast for their upcoming Hulu series M.O.D.O.K.. Patton Oswalt (Spider-Man, Big Hero 6) will star as the titular villain. Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Lucifer) will play M.O.D.O.K.'s wife Jodie. Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, One Life to Live) will play M.O.D.O.K.'s daughter Melissa. Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!, The Goldbergs) will play A.I.M. scientist Monica. Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) will play M.O.D.O.K.'s son Lou. Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, DuckTales) will play M.O.D.O.K.'s Austin Van Der Sleet. Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Betas) will play supervillain Super Adaptoid. Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters) will play M.O.D.O.K.'s underling Gary.

    In the series, the titular villain has r…

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    Dolittle Released

    January 17, 2020 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Dolittle. The film is the third adaptation of the series of novels that follows the adventures of a doctor who can talk with animals.

    The film features the talents of Robert Downey, Jr. as the titular hero and Scott Menville as an army ant.

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    Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: Voyager. The series followed the adventures of the USS Voyager after they are thrust to the other side of the galaxy and must make their way back to their home.

    The series was the fifth in the Star Trek franchise and a spin-off of the other 24th Century series The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. It was the first series to have had no involvement at all from original creator Gene Roddenberry. The series ran from January 16th, 1995 and May 23rd, 2001. It lasted one-hundred seventy-two episodes across seven seasons. The series was notable as the first in the franchise to utilize computer graphics, including several completely computer generated characters, as well as the first…

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    Underwater Released

    January 10, 2020 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Underwater. The film follows a group of scientists on the ocean floor that come under attack from mysterious creatures.

    The film features the talents of Todd James Miller as Paul.

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    Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Malcolm in the Middle. The series followed the misadventures of a boy genius as he navigates his high intelligence and dysfunctional family. The series lasted from January 9th, 2000 to May 14th, 2006. It lasted one-hundred fifty-one episodes across seven seasons.

    The show was extremely popular during its run. It received nearly universal acclaim from critics. It proved to be a massive draw for Fox Broadcasting Company. The series won seven Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Unfortunately, due to the high costs of music clearances the series is not available for home video purchase beyond the first season. It has been on several streaming services and was announced to appear on Disney+.

    The s…

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    J. K. Simmons Turns 65

    January 10, 2020 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-fourth birthday of Jonathan Kimble Simmons. Credited as J. K. Simmons, the actor rose to fame playing Dr. Emil Skoda across three different Law & Order series, and later playing cruel prisoner Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz.

    However, he is perhaps best remembered as Daily Bugle editor and owner J. Jonah Jameson in the first three live-action Spider-Man films. He pushed to reprise the role for The Amazing Spider-Man reboot series and did get to play the character once again on Ultimate Spider-Man, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. Most recently, he cameoed as the role once more in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

    He gained critical rec…

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    Jeremy Renner Turns 49

    January 8, 2020 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-ninth birthday of Jeremy Renner. The actor was born on this day in 1971 in Modesto, California. The actor got his start in the critically panned film National Lampoon's Senior Trip. He appeared in several more roles before getting critical praise for playing the titular serial killer in Dahmer. He played in the popular action film S.W.A.T. alongside Samuel L. Jackson. He then appeared in critically popular films such as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and 28 Weeks Later. He then stared in the Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker and critical darling The Town.

    Marvel Studios then cast him as superhero Hawkeye for a cameo role in Thor before appearing in major parts in The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Capta…

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    Nicolas Cage Turns 56

    January 8, 2020 by ARTaylor

    Today is the fifty-fifth birthday of Nicolas Cage. The actor was born on this day in 1964 as Nicolas Kim Coppola. He legally changed his name to avoid nepotism due to his famous uncle Francis Ford Coppola. Being a massive comic book fan, he took his last name from Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.

    He rose to fame in early works such as Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, and Moonstruck. He became a prominent actor after playing in Leaving Las Vegas, a role that earned him an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. He went on to play in blockbuster films like The Rock, Face/Off, and the National Treasure series. Still a comic book fan, he almost played the Man of Steel in a movie that was never made called Superman Lives, whi…

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