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Drake Bell Pleads Guilty

Today Drake Bell has pleaded guilty to a crime involving a minor. The former Spider-Man actor pleaded guilty to two charges: attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. These are in connection to a December 2017 incident. Cleveland police said Bell and a then-fifteen year-old had a relationship until an event in the city where, according to authorities, Bell "violated his duty of care" while she was there. The victim filed a complaint with the Canadian police who then contacted Cleveland detectives. The police said that Bell spent months sending the victim inappropriate messages on social media. Bell's sentencing is set for July 12th and includes the potential for prison time.

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Tim Russ Turns 65

Today is the sixty-fifth birthday of Tim Russ. Timothy Darrell Russ was born on this day in 1956 in Washington, D. C. to a government employee mother and Air Force father.

He started acting in a minor role on Hill Street Blues and the in the 1980s The Twilight Zone revival. His first notable role came in Spaceballs as one of the men "combing" the desert. He was an avid fan of Star Trek and auditioned for a role on The Next Generation, losing to LeVar Burton. He then made an appearance on the show as someone stealing from the Enterprise. He also appeared in the film Generations as an officer on the bridge of the Enterprise-B. He eventually got the main role of Tuvok on Voyager, bringing with him his extensive knowledge of Vulcan lore. He reprised the role…

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25 Years of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The film is the thirty-first from Walt Disney Animation Studios and based on the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo. The story follows the deformed Quasimodo, who rings the bells in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, when he sneaks outside and falls in love with a gypsy woman named Esmerelda and seeks acceptance in society.

The film first began production in 1993 after an executive read an illustrated copy of the novel. The film significantly toned down the darker elements to fit within Disney's G rated target. They also added the talking gargoyles as comedic sidekicks based on a single line in the novel. Interestingly, they made the villain's death more horrific but spa…

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Happy Father's Day 2021

Today is Father's Day, celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. There have, of course, been many fathers in the Marvel Universe, though not all of them have been seen in animation.

  • Richard Parker and Philip Watson both appeared in flashbacks on Spider-Man, while the show's fifth season dealt with Peter clearing the names of both parents. And there's always his relationship with his adopted father, his Uncle Ben.
  • The show also explored in depth the relationship between Harry Osborn and his father Norman.
  • The Venom Symbiote is technically the father of the Carnage Symbiote.
  • Felicia Hardy's father John Hardesky appeared briefly on Spider-Man.
  • One episode of X-Men saw Rogue being turned away from her father for …
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Luca Released

Today is the release of Luca. The film is the twenty-fourth from Pixar Animation Studios. Set in the Italian Riviera during the 1950s, the story follows two sea creatures who can assume human form on land and set out to explore the nearby shore. The film is being released through Disney+ with limited theatrical engagements.

The film features the talents of Maya Rudolph as mother Daniela Paguro.

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Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Released

Today is the release of Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. A sequel to the 2017 film, the story follows bodyguard Michael Bryce as he is forced to help find the notorious hitman he was once hired to guard by the criminal's wife.

The film features the talents of Samuel L. Jackson returning as hitman Darius Kincaid along with Frank Grillo joining the cast as Interpol agent Bobby O'Neill.

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20 Years of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The film follows a linguist named Milo Thatch who leads a team on an expedition to find the lost city of Atlantis only to have to save it when forces seek to take an ancient power for themselves.

The film is the forty-first from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Production of the feature began after The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The story is largely original though inspired by the works of Jules Verne. In contrast to the films being made at the time, the film was never intended to be a musical. The animation featured greater use of computer generated imagery with the look being inspired by the artwork of Mike Mignola, of Hellboy fame. A full Atlantean language was dev…

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40 Years of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the premiere of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film follows archeologist and professor Indiana Jones as he is tasked with tracking down the legendary Ark of the Covenant, while reconnecting with a long lost love, before the Nazi military can use it for their own nefarious purposes.

George Lucas came up with the initial idea in the early 1970s following the release of American Graffiti. He was inspired by the classic movie serials he grew up with. At the same time, he was trying to adapt the classic serial series Flash Gordon, but when he couldn't secure the rights he instead made Star Wars. Following the release of his iconic space epic, Lucas was vacationing with Steven Spielberg when the two began discussing…

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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Released

Today is the release of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. The film is based on the classic stories centered on the titular character and a sequel to the 2018 film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and released by Sony Pictures Releasing. The plot follows Peter as he goes to the city encountering shady new characters after Bea and Thomas get married.

The film features the talents of Hayley Atwell as the voice of Mittens.

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12 Mighty Orphans Released

Today is the release of 12 Mighty Orphans. Based on a true story, the film follows a high school coach who helps guide a football team comprised of orphans to the state championships during the Great Depression.

The film features the talents of Wayne Knight as Frank Wynn.

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Spidey and His Amazing Friends Gets Composer

Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that Patrick Stump, most known as the singer in the band Fall Out Boy, performed the show's theme song and will compose for the upcoming series Spidey and His Amazing Friends. He said of his work, "When I was approached to write the music for Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends, I was first just excited to hear that Disney Junior was doing this show, and secondly, I think it took me all of ten minutes to say yes and start writing the theme song in my head. As a lifelong Marvel fan, this is a dream come true for me, and I can't wait for kids and families, including my own kids, to see the show when it premieres this summer."

Talking to Entertainment Weekly Stump said, "In my head, I was like, 'Okay, you've …

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Natalie Portman Turns 40

Today is the fortieth birthday of Natalie Portman. Born Neta-Lee Hershlag, she was born on this day in 1981 in Jerusalem. Her family moved to the United States in 1990 and at the age of ten she was noticed by an agent for Revlon who asked her to become a model. While she turned down the offer she used the opportunity to get an acting agent and started auditioning for off-Broadway plays.

Her big break came when she was cast in the lead role of the orphan Mathilda for Léon: The Professional. She used her grandmother's maiden name of Portman as her stage name to protect her privacy. Afterwards, she began working in numerous other works including Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!. Her biggest claim to fame came i…

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Loki Premieres

Today is the premiere of Loki. Set after The Avengers following the alteration of events in Avengers: Endgame, the series follows the Asgardian God of Mischief as he is detained by the Time Variance Authority who force him to help fix the timeline or else be erased from existence. The series is the third set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to premiere on Disney+.

The series features Tom Hiddleston in his seventh outing as the titular anti-hero as well as Tara Strong as the TVA's cartoon mascot Miss Minutes.

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Rick Hoberg Turns 69

Today is the sixty-ninth birthday of Rick Hoberg. The comic book artist was born on this day in 1952 in Belton, Texas. He began his work in the comic industry by working on issues of Tarzan for international release as well as the Sunday comics strips of Star Wars and The Amazing Spider-Man. In 1977, Hoberg began working for Marvel Comics. He worked on issues including The Invaders, Kull the Destroyer, Savage Sword of Conan, Star Wars, and What If...?. He helped develop the format for Marvel's Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series. In the 1980s, he began working for DC Comics on titles including Batman, The Brave and the Bold, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Justice League of America Annual.

Since 1978, Hoberg has also been involved in animation i…

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Bill Hader Turns 43

Today is the forty-third birthday of Bill Hader. The actor was born on this day in 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father was an air cargo company owner and his mother was a dancing teacher while he had two younger sisters. Growing up, he had difficulty focusing in class because he was always joking around.

He dropped out of college to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. He served as a production assistant on the films Spider-Man and Collateral Damage. He thought about quitting when a chance encounter allowed him to audition for Saturday Night Live. He was hired and became a regular cast member, becoming the show's "impression man" in the style of the late Phil Hartman. He stayed on the show for four seasons but suffered from emo…

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Khalif Brown Turns 28

Today is the twenty-eighth birthday of Khalif Brown, professionally known as Swae Lee. Brown was born on this day in 1993 in Inglewood, California. Growing up in Mississippi, Brown began making music in high school. He and his brother, also a rapper, signed to a record label and produced three albums. In 2017, Brown made his first Top Ten single on the Billboard charts. In 2018, Brown joined with Austin Post to sing the song Sunflower for the soundtrack of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, becoming Brown's first and Post's third song to top the Billboard charts.

He also contributed music to American Honey, Lip Sync Battle Philippines, Ozark, Madden NFL 18, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, The First Purge, Succession, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and T…

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Spider-Woman Cast in the Spider-Verse

We have our first new casting of the sequel to the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Issa Rae has officially been cast as Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman. Rae is famous for her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl, her award nominated role on the HBO series Insecure, as well as the films The Hate U Give, Little, The Photograph, and The Lovebirds. In 2018, she was included in the Time one-hundred list of most influential people in the world.

Jessica Drew was the first to take on the mantle of Spider-Woman. She stared in her own 1970s animated series but otherwise has been absent from animation. The character was a major part of the comic storyline Spider-Verse. This will mark the character's film debut.

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RIP Francis Lee Bailey

Francis Lee Bailey has passed away according to a statement by his son. He died Thursday in hospice care in Atlanta, Georgia. According to his son, he had been in poor health in recent years but did not give a cause of death. He was eighty-seven years old and a week short of his birthday. He is survived by his two sons Bendrix and Brian, sister Nancy, and five grandchildren.

Bailey was born June 10th, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts. His father was an advertising salesman and his mother was a teacher and nursery school director. He attended Harvard University but dropped out in 1952 to join the United States Navy before transferring to the Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer and received his Naval Aviator wings serving as a jet f…

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Memorial Day 2021

In the United States of America, today is Memorial Day, a day for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Originally started as Decoration Day following the Civil War for Union soldiers, it was extended to encompass all Americans in the military who have passed. It is also considered the start of the summer vacation season.

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RIP Paul Soles

Actor Paul Robert Soles passed away on May 26th, according to his agent. He was ninety years old. He is survived by his wife Jean; son Jonathan; daughter-in-law Jarah; baby sister Ruth-Ellen; nieces Liane, Alison, Heather, and Sandra; and nephews Richard, Allan, and Brian. He was predeceased by his younger brother Bill and sister-in-law Marg.

Soles was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 11th, 1930 to Lillian and Arthur L. Soles. From a young age he was fascinated by voices on the radio and set out to emulate them. He eventually broke into radio starting a seventy year career in entertainment. He delighted in his comic routines while also being an impressive mimic and accent man. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he was commission…

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A Quiet Place Part II Released

Today is the release of A Quiet Place Part II. The film follows a mother and her children following the death of the father and destruction of their home as they navigate a world where alien creatures attack anything that makes noise. The film is a sequel to the hit 2018 film. It was originally set to be released last year but delayed due to COVID-19 Pandemic for when movie theaters were reopened.

The film features the talents of Djimon Hounsou as Man on Island, replacing Brian Tyree Henry who had to leave the film due to scheduling issues.

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M.O.D.O.K. Premieres

Today is the premiere of M.O.D.O.K.. The series follows the titular villain as he must deal with changes to A.I.M. after it is bought out by another company while trying to find balance with his wife and kids. All ten episodes of the first season are available on the streaming service Hulu right now, and will be released weekly on Disney+.

The series is the brainchild of Patton Oswalt, who also plays the titular villain, and Jordan Blum. The series is going to tie-in with fellow Hulu series Hit Monkey. It was going to also be tied to Tigra & Dazzler and Howard the Duck to form The Offenders, before the two previous series were cancelled leaving the latter series in question. The stop motion animation, a first for Marvel animation, is being done by…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 18 May
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20 Years of Shrek

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Shrek. The film follows the titular ogre who, seeking to remain alone, must find a princess for a king so he can have his home swamp again only to find friendship and love along the way.

The film is based on a 1990 book. Development of the film began in 1991 with the intention of being traditionally animated. The success of Pixar Animation Studios's Toy Story prompted the move to computer animation. After Nicolas Cage passed on the titular hero, actor Chris Farley was hired and recorded almost all of the dialogue. However, he passed away before finishing so the role had to be rerecorded with actor Mike Myers. The film included a number of parodies of Walt Disney Animation Studios films.

The …

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 16 May
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35 Years of Top Gun

Today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Top Gun. The film follows a young Navy pilot who goes to an elite fighter training program named TOPGUN while encountering other hotshot pilots and finding love.

The story was inspired by a non-fiction article in a magazine the producer read about the real life TOPGUN program. Writers were able to attend declassified classes and were flown around in F-14 Tomcats. Real life instructors served as the film's technical advisors while the United States Navy was eager to offer assistance in exchange for minor changes to the script. Several ships and aircraft were made available to the crew, who were able to film around their normal operations with the studio reimbursing for fuel costs. Tragi…

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Danny Trejo Turns 77

Today is the seventy-seventh birthday of Danny Trejo. The actor was born on this day in Echo Park, California to Alice Rivera and Dionsio Trejo. Danny had a tough early life, doing his early work in construction. He spent numerous years in and out of various prisons. While serving time in San Quentin he became a champion boxer. Eventually he entered a twelve-step program, sobered up, and set his life right.

While working as a youth drug counselor a screenwriter noticed his tattoo, recognizing him as a boxer, and asked him to help on a project. He eventually started appearing as an extra in various films. Then, on the set of Desperado he realized he was the second cousin of director Robert Rodriguez. The two collaborated on numerous other fil…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 13 May
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10 Years of Bridesmaids

Today is the tenth anniversary of the premiere of Bridesmaids. The film follows the misadventures of Annie as she tries to serve as her best friend's maid of honor.

The film began as an idea during an improvisation class in 2006. The film began development during the production of Knocked Up when producer Judd Apatow began talking about the film with writer and star Kristen Wiig. Wiig filled the cast with her Saturday Night Live co-stars and Apatow veterans. The film was allowed to feature raunchy humor following the success of the male-dominated film The Hangover, with this film developed as a female response.

The film ended up a massive critical and financial success. It was a hit with critics who praised it for its feminist themes. Particular p…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 12 May
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RIP Michael Edens

Michael Edens has passed away on May 7th, 2021 in his residence in Franklin, Kentucky. He was sixty-nine years old.

Michael was born July 24th, 1951 to Paul Dewey and Catherine Jane Stinson Edens. He had three siblings, a sister named Brenda and two brothers Matt and Mark Edward Edens. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Arts in 1973 and a Master of Arts in 1978.

He started his career in entertainment when he and his brother Mark worked on the horror film The Prowler in 1981. He also worked for the public access cable station of Community Television of Knoxville as a general manager while also being a reporter for the WIVK radio station in Knoxville. He started writing in animation in 1985, going full time in 199…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 9 May
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Mother's Day 2021

Today is Mother's Day, honoring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. There have, of course, been many mothers in the Marvel Universe, though not all of them have been seen in animation.

  • Mary Parker and Madeline Watson both appeared in flashbacks on Spider-Man, while the show's fifth season dealt with Peter clearing the names of both parents. And there's always his relationship with his adopted mother, Aunt May.
  • Felicia Hardy's mother Anastasia was a recurring character on Spider-Man.
  • Several episodes of X-Men dealt with Mystique and her relationships to her biological children Nightcrawler and Graydon Creed Jr. as well as adopted daughter Rogue.
  • Jubilee had a foster mother named Martha.
  • J…
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ARTaylor ARTaylor 4 May
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20 Years of The Mummy Returns

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Mummy Returns. The film follows the O'Connell family as they once again work to defeat the evil mummified priest Imhotep while stopping the release of the dreaded Scorpion King who will take over the world.

The film is a sequel to the 1999 hit Universal Pictures film The Mummy, which is a remake of the 1932 classic monster film. The story has nothing to do with the original film's sequels instead following the characters of the remake film. It would become the second in The Mummy trilogy, inspired an animated series, and also spawned a prequel film series following the heroic adventures of this film's villain. The film broke box office records for the highest Friday and Saturday gross w…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 4 May
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May the Fourth Be With You 2021

For fans of science fiction, today is Star Wars Day picked because of the iconic slogan "May the Force be with you." The entire franchise is the brainchild of writer and director George Lucas. While many voice actors have appeared in the films, series, and video games, Marvel fans would most recognize actor Mark Hamill who played main hero Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and reprised his role for the new sequel trilogy as well as Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in the sequel trilogy.

The overwhelming success of the franchise has had an effect on Marvel's animated work. Spider-Woman featured numerous visuals directly lifted from the original film. Doctor Doom was made into the most significant antagonist on Spider-Man due to the visual similari…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 22 April
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Earth Day 2021

Today is Earth Day. It is a day celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection as well as the role science plays in our everyday lives. It was first proposed in 1969 and first celebrated in 1970. The day is now observed worldwide in almost two-hundred countries with some areas celebrating the entire week.


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ARTaylor ARTaylor 21 April
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Elizabeth II Turns 95

Today is the ninety-fifth birthday of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, or Queen Elizabeth II. The current queen of the United Kingdom was born April 21st, 1926 in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. In 1936, her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry an American socialite causing her father to ascend to the throne as King George VI. During the Second World War, Elizabeth undertook public duties such as serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Then in 1947 she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

In 1952, her father passed away and she became the head of the Commonwealth and queen regent of the seven independent Commonwealth countries at …

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 20 April
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George Takei Turns 84

Today is the eighty-fourth birthday of George Takei. The actor was born on this day in 1937 in Los Angeles, California. His mother had been born in California while his father had immigrated from the Yamanashi Prefecture. At the age of five, he and his family were forced into Japanese internment camps the United States established following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He spent the war in the camps and was released following the Japanese surrender. Tragically, he had family that perished in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

He got his start in acting by providing English dubs of Japanese films including Godzilla Raids Again and Rodan. He appeared in a number of minor roles before getting a staring role in an episode of the original The Twilight Z…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 20 April
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Into the Spider-Verse 2 Directors Announced

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced the directors of the upcoming sequel to the Oscar winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Directing duties will be handled by Joaquim Dos Santos, who was previously stated to be attached though until now unconfirmed, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Dos Santos is known for his directing works on Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Voltron: Legendary Defender. Powers was a co-director on Pixar Animation Studios's Soul while he was a staff writer on Star Trek: Discovery. This will be Thompson's first directing effort though he has worked as a production designer on Sony animated features Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, its sequel, and Into the Spider-Ve…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 18 April
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Chloe Bennet Turns 29

Today is the twenty-ninth birthday of Chloe Bennet. The actress was born Chloe Wang on this day in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois. She has seven brothers, four are biological, two are fostered, and one is adopted.

At the age of fifteen, Chloe moved to China and lived with her paternal grandmother while pursuing a singing career. She released two singles in the United States titled "Uh Oh" and "Every Day in Between". In 2010, she returned to the United States to pursue a career in acting. Her first on-screen appearance was a host on the TeenNick series The Nightlife, which only aired four episodes. She found finding roles difficult until she changed her stage name to her father's first name. She then found roles coming more easily, and would later…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 13 April
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Ron Perlman Turns 71

Today is the seventy-first birthday of Ron Perlman. The actor was born April 13th, 1950 in Washington Heights, New York. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1967 and Lehman College in 1971. He later attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a master's degree in theater arts in 1973.

He appeared in several stage productions before making his film premiere in the 1981 film Quest for Fire. He was considering quitting the industry when he got his breakout role as Vincent in the three-season series Beauty and the Beast. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 1989. He went on to appear in small roles in films including The Adventures of Huck Finn, Police Ac…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 10 April
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Jamie Chung Turns 38

Today is the thirty-eighth birthday of Jamie Chung. The actress was born April 10th, 1983 in San Francisco, California. She and her older sister are second-generation Korean-Americans, with their parents coming to the country in 1980.

Chung got her start in entertainment appearing on the reality show The Real World: San Diego, the series's fourteenth season, where she was portrayed as a hard-working student who enjoyed partying. She then appeared on the spin-off series Real World/Road Rules Challenge where she was on the Good Guys team who ultimately won the competition. Afterwards, she appeared in several episodes of Days of Our Lives as Cordy Han, a Hooters girl in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and making appearances on CSI: NY a…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 7 April
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UPDATE: Spider-Verse Sequel NOT Getting Famed Spider-Man Actor

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In terms of voice actors who played Marvel's famous wallcrawling Spider-Man, none have the pedigree of Christopher Daniel Barnes. He played the hero across five seasons of the beloved and highly influential Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He went on to play Spider-Man Noir in the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions as well as Spider-Man 2099 in Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Most recently, he played Electro, Spyder-Knight, and Wolf Spider in Ultimate Spider-Man. This makes him one of the longest running actors to play Spider-Man, or at least alternate universe versions of the character.


That being said, That Hashtag Show is reporting that the sequel to the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is see…


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ARTaylor ARTaylor 6 April
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Michael Rooker Turns 66

Today is the sixty-sixth birthday of Michael Rooker. The actor was born on this date in 1965 in Jasper, Alabama to parents along with nine other siblings. He rose to prominence playing the titular character of the independent horror film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, based on the confessions of real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

He then went on to appear in various dramatic roles such as Mississippi Burning, JFK, Days of Thunder, Cliffhanger, and Tombstone. He became good friends with director James Gunn and has appeared in every single film he's made including Slither, Super, the Marvel Studios films Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and will appear in the upcoming DC Comics film The Suicide Squad. On television, …

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 6 April
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Kathleen Barr Turns 54

Today is the fifty-fourth birthday of Kathleen Barr. The actress was born on this day in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario. The actress started her career doing a number of minor voice roles for shows including Ranma 1/2, Conan: The Adventurer, Adventures of Sonic, Mega Man, and Double Dragon. Her biggest role came when she was cast as the main female character Dot Matrix in the ReBoot series for Mainframe Entertainment, who then cast her as Botanica on Beast Machines: Transformers. She had a recurring role as Draga on Stargate: Infinity. She has also worked live-action shows including Sliders. She is known to Marvel fans for doing Alice, Prima, and additional voices on Spider-Man Unlimited as well as Rose and Aunt Hazel on the motion comics Wolverine: Origins

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 6 April
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Paul Rudd Turns 52

Today is the fifty-second birthday of Paul Rudd. The actor was born on this day in 1969 to Michael and Gloria Rudd in Passaic, New Jersey. He studied acting and graduated before he began getting parts on Sisters, Clueless, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Romeo + Juliet, and The Cider House Rules. He got a recurring role as the husband of main character Phoebe Buffay on the hit sitcom Friends.

Starting in 2004, he appeared in a number of hit comedies including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up. He then had a small but notable role on the show Parks and Recreation that earned him a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. Then in 2013, Marvel Studios cast him as Sco…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 4 April
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Happy Easter 2021

Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day in the Christian faith. It is the observation of the day that Jesus, the son of God, rose from his tomb having been crucified on the cross three days before for the sins of mankind.

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 2 April
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Good Friday 2021

In the Christian faith, today is Good Friday. It is the observed day when Jesus, the son of God, was crucified on the cross for the sins of humanity only to rise from the dead three days later.

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 31 March
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15 Years of Slither

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the premiere of Slither. The film follows a group in a small town that must fight off an alien invasion of parasites.

The film was the first from director James Gunn, and is currently the only non-superhero based movie in his filmography. The story was based one a number of alien invasion and horror-comedy films of the 1980s. So much so that early promotional material angered fans of the 1986 film Night of the Creeps, though Gunn says that was only one of many inspirations for the plot.

The film was a hit with critics but failed to connect with fans upon release. Critics praised the film for its goofy tone and humor while homaging classic films. However, it was a box office failure getting only $12.8 milli…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 31 March
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Godzilla vs. Kong Released

Today is the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. The film follows the clash between the two titular movie icons as they battle for dominance over the Earth's titans. It is the fourth film in the Monsterverse and a remake of the 1962 Japanese film King Kong vs Godzilla.

The film features the talents of Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes.

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 31 March
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20 Years of Spy Kids

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Spy Kids. The film follows the son and daughter of the world's best secret agents who must help save their parents after they are kidnapped.

The film was a departure for director Robert Rodriguez, who was known for adult-oriented action movies. The film combined James Bond-inspired action with family themes.

The film became a hit with audiences and critics. It grossed its budget back several times over and became the twenty-eighth highest grossing film of the year. It received nearly universal praise with critics lauding the themes as well as the director's efforts. It was nominated for numerous awards and won the American Latino Media Arts Award for Outstanding Director in a Motion Pictur…

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Spiderman rogues gallery

Stan Lee/Steve Ditko's masterpiece Spiderman is one of most popular superhero of all time.Spiderman has the best rogues gallery.Some of his greatest villains are :-

Green Goblin

Electro

Sandman

Mysterio

Vulture

Hobgoblin

Doctor Octopus

Venom

Carnage

Lizard

Rhino

Scorpion

Shocker

Kraven the Hunter

Morbius

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 28 March
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M.O.D.O.K. Adds Guest Stars

Today, as part of the WonderCon@Home, Marvel Entertainment had a virtual panel for the upcoming series M.O.D.O.K.. The panel featured producer and star Patton Oswalt, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz, Jon Daly, and producer Jordan Blum. They had a Q&A with viewers while discussing the series.

Blum said of the show, "He is this character that aspires to be like Doctor Doom, this kind of like menacing villain, but he always falls short of it. The fact that he's conscious that he's not an A-Lister drives him insane. What’s his home life like, while also running an evil organization?"

Schwartz quipped, "I think we're the only Marvel show to have our big finale take place at a bar mitzvah."

In addition, the panel revealed some high profil…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 26 March
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Nobody Released

Today is the release of Nobody. The film follows seemingly mild-mannered family man Hutch Mansell who, after a home invasion and robbery, uses long unused combat training to get his revenge.

The film features Michael Ironside as Hutch's father-in-law and boss Eddie Williams as well as Paul Essiembre as neighbor Jim.

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 20 March
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Premieres

This weekend sees the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This is the second Marvel Studios television series following this year's earlier WandaVision. Set six months after Avengers: Endgame, the show follows the titular duo on a worldwide adventure after the United States government introduces a new Captain America.

The series features the talents of Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Ed Brubaker, Gene Colan, Steve Epting, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Joe Simon are credited with creating the characters. Kevin Feige is the executive producer. Henry Jackman is the series' composer.

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