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    Mahershala Ali Turns 45

    February 17, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-fifth birthday of Mahershala Ali. Born Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, the actor is widely respected having won numerous awards including an Academy Award, being the first Muslim actor to do so, and a Golden Globe. He got his beginning working on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix. He got his breakthrough performances as Richard Tyler on The 4400 and Tizzy Weathers in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He was a supporting actor on House of Cards and appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series. He won an Academy Award for his role in Moonlight. Most recently he has received numerous awards for his role as pianist Don Shirley in Green Book. Marvel fans would know him as villain Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in th…

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    LeVar Burton Turns 62

    February 17, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-second birthday for LeVar Burton. The actor rose to fame as Kunta Kinte in the influential 1977 miniseries Roots. He is also the longtime host of Reading Rainbow. He is most remembered as Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek franchise starting with The Next Generation as well as directing numerous episodes. Marvel fans would know him as the voice of James Rhodes, also known as War Machine, on The Super Hero Squad Show.

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    Alita: Battle Angel Released

    February 16, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Alita: Battle Angel. Based on the popular manga Gunnm, the film follows the cyborg Alita as she becomes embroiled in the world of police-like Hunter-Warriors, the extreme sport Motorball, and a movement to overthrow those in a floating sky who oppress those on the ground.

    The film features the talents of Mahershala Ali as Motorball entrepreneur Vector, Gregg Berger as a deckman, and David Sobolov as the robotic Centurions.

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    Valentine's Day 2019

    February 14, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is Valentine's Day, a day to show that special someone just how much you love them. There's plenty of couples in the Marvel Universe. "Till Death Do Us Part, Part One" and "The End of Time" both showed the marriage between Scott Summers and Jean Grey. "The Wedding of Iron Man" had Tony Stark marry Julia Carpenter. "The Wedding" is the famed union of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Fantastic Four explored the relationship between Reed and Susan Richards. Ultimate Avengers II showed the somewhat darker side of marriage between Hank and Janet Pym. Of course you can always watch Planet Hulk for the growing love of Hulk and Caiera.

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    Tara Strong Turns 46

    February 13, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-sixth birthday of actress Tara Strong. Any and every animation fans knows her, even if they don't know the name. She's been in hundreds of works across films, video games, and animated series. Her delightful personality and openness to talk with fans have made her a fan favorite. Marvel fans would most know her as Illyana Rasputin and Paige Guthrie on X-Men, psychotic stalker Christina on Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, April Strange on Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marrow and X-23 on Wolverine and the X-Men, Invisible Woman and Scarlet Witch on The Super Hero Squad Show, Sif on Thor: Tales of Asgard, Mary Jane Watson on Ultimate Spider-Man, Nova Prime on Guardians of the Galaxy, and Mary Jane on Marvel Rising: Initi…

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    Today is the two-hundred tenth birthday of Abraham Lincoln. He was born February 12, 1809 in a cabin near Hogdenville, Kentucky. He grew up on the frontier, educated himself, and eventually became a leader. He became angry at the expansion of slavery in the United States causing him to enter national politics. He became a major figure in his political party winning a seat in the House of Representatives.

    He is most famous as the sixteenth President of the United States of America. His election in 1860 was seen by pro-slavery forces that the North, who favored freedom for the black slaves, rejected their rights. The southern states seceded from the Union forming the Confederacy thus sparking the American Civil War. As the leader of the Union…

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    Marvel Announces Hulu Series

    February 12, 2019 by ARTaylor

    At the Television Critics Association press tour this morning, Marvel Entertainment announced four new animated series set to premiere on the Hulu streaming service. Marvel announced series titled M.O.D.O.K., Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler Show, and Howard the Duck. This will lead to an animated event titled The Offenders.

    M.O.D.O.K. will follow everyone's favorite technological megalomaniac as he tries to maintain control over his organization. It will be written and produced by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt.

    Hit Monkey will tell the story of a wronged Japanese snow monkey as he gets his revenge on the Tokyo underworld. It will be written and produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.

    Tigra & Dazzler follows the two woke superheroines as they fight for r…

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    RIP Joseph Sirola

    February 11, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Joseph Sirola, who was once dubbed "The King of the Voice-Overs" by The Wall Street Journal, passed away yesterday at the age of eighty-nine. He had been hospitalized following complications from respiratory failure in New York City. He is survived by his partner Claire Gozzo; daughter Dawn; granddaughters Eva, Isabel, and Sofia; goddaughter Curran; nephew Stewart; and nieces Susan and Andre.


    He was born on October 7th, 1929, the son of Croation immigrants, in Carteret, New Jersey. His father was a carpenter while his mother ran a boarding house. After he graduated Columbia University in 1951 he spent fifteen months fighting in the Korean War. He was noticed by The New York Times during his first professional acting debut off-Broadway who sai…


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    Today was the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. It comes as no surprise that Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Phil Lord won Best Animated Film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Green Book.

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    Today is the release of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The film is a sequel to the 2014 hit and the fourth in the Lego Movie franchise. Set five years after the original movie, it follows the Master Builders of the first adventure as they must defend their city against an invasion of the Systar System.

    Original film directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller return to write and produce. Maya Rudolph joins the cast as Mom and Dorothy Gale, Jorma Taccone as Larry Poppins, along with Miller doing various voices.

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