Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first of only two nuclear weapons used in warfare. It was this day during World War II that the United States of America dropped the first nuclear device, called Little Boy, on the nation of Japan killing an estimated 72,000 to 148,000 people in an instant. The ethics of the bombing are still a controversial subject. Proponents have argued that given the fierceness of the Japanese forces many more would have had to die using standard invasion techniques, while opponents argue that it was a war crime. Either way, it's one of the final factors that eventually ended the war.Read more >
Today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Weird Science. The film follows two nerdy outsides who accidentally create a gorgeous woman with powerful abilities who helps them become accepted and find girlfriends. It was based on the short-lived EC Comics series and released through Universal Pictures.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics, who were disappointed in comparison to the director's other efforts. It was a moderate box office success, becoming the thirty-fifth highest grossing film of the year. Appreciation for the film has increased over time and it is now considered a cult classic. It inspired a five-season television series. A remake was planned before it was cancelled and there is now talk of a sequel.
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Another month has come to an end and with it another poll. Last month we asked which Spider-Man voice actor was your favorite. The results were varied but one came out on top.
- Topping the list with a whopping 70.1% of the votes was Josh Keaton of The Spectacular Spider-Man fame. Though the series was cancelled after two seasons due to rights issues, it quickly became beloved by comic book fans. Keaton's brief tenure earned him the spot of Ultimate Spider-Man on the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and the original Spider-Man on it's loose sequel Edge of Time. He was originally cast as Spider-Man on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and recorded all the lines. However, fans quickly became upset when they learned he had been replaced…
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Today is the seventy-third birthday of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Born on this day in Austria in 1947, he began his path to fame as a bodybuilder. He won the Mr. Universe title at the age of twenty and went on to win Mr. Olympia seven times. He became the biggest name in the bodybuilding industry and helped to bring the field to public consciousness. During this time he became known for his massive muscles, becoming knwon as the "Austrian Oak," as well as rivalry with fellow competitor Lou Ferrigno.
Schwarzenegger became a worldwide phenomenon as a Hollywood action star. His breakthrough role was in Conan the Barbarian in 1982 and 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer. His most iconic role, that provided him with his most well-known line, was as the tit…Read more >
Today is the forty-eighth birthday for Maya Rudolph. The actress rose to fame as a regular on Saturday Night Live, known for her impressions of figures such as Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Ivanka Trump, Lucy Liu, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. She has gone on to appear in numerous films and televisions such as Grown Ups, Bridesmaids, and Shrek the Third. She had a staring role on Up All Night winning several awards. Marvel fans would recognize her as the voice of Aunt Cass in the film Big Hero 6 and subsequent series Big Hero 6.Read more >