If you think back to the glory days of the Super Nintendo, you might recall how there were two versions of the system available. Even now, the unique controllers are still used to debate which one is the best.
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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. As news of her passing spread, numerous musicians, both her contemporaries as well as younger talents who were directly inspired by her, took to social media to pay tribute. Among them: Clive Davis, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Diana Ross, Betty LaVette, and Carole King.
Christina Aguilera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliott, Ariana Grande, Questlove, Common, Nas, Cat Power also honored the singing legend. So too did director former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay and writer Lena Waithe.
Find the various remembrances below; we’ll update this post as more tributes are shared.Barack and Michelle Obama on Aretha Franklin: "America has no royalty. But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring." pic.twitter.com/xvdiypyr8B — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 16, 2018 I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing. She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. (1/2) — Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) August 16, 2018 Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness. (2/2) — Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) August 16, 2018
Directed by the prolific Christopher Good, who also helmed Mitski’s recent visual for “Nobody”, the clip finds frontman Barry Johnson cycling through a number of heart-swelling memories that nevertheless end in despair, whether that be through an interloping vacuum cleaner or a chess-playing reaper. The kaleidoscopic video suits the song’s sound, which carries a wistfulness that plays nice with the band’s punchy guitars.
Watch it below.
Million Dollars to Kill Me arrives on September 21st, and the band will follow its release with a North American tour. See the dates for it here.
Almost a decade ago, TV audiences got a glimpse into the lives of three unpretentious pawn brokers running a shop in Las Vegas. Rick, Corey, and "The Old Man," three generations of the Harrison family, have since then been entertaining viewers of Pawn Stars with a mix of historical trivia and family conflict.
Over the years, the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop has seen plenty of exotic items pass by. From antique coins to collectible toys and celebrity memorabilia, their shop seems to attract a wide variety of goods. The items are always accompanied by interesting historical facts or an amusing backstory.
The general knowledge of the cast varies, but they each shine in an individual area of expertise.
When the show was first made, it was part of History’s plan to diversify its programming and reach broader audiences. The channel had previously focused on in-depth military programming and wanted to add some lighter fare to the line-up.
Pawn Stars offers viewers a buffet of kooky characters, curious items, and familial tensions. The format is a welcome breathing space in between History's information-heavy programming.
Even though the show comes across as laid back to viewers, that does not mean that the cast can take it easy. Running a pawn shop, and especially one that also functions as a television set, is a complicated business with rigid rules to follow to insure Pawn Stars' continued success.
Here are 21 Crazy Restrictions The Cast Of Pawn Stars Must Obey....
Given the development of the Naruto franchise in the early 2000s, its look isn’t as dated as something created in the '80s or '90s. It also helps that the franchise is set in a fantasy world where ninjas run the show, giving the manga and anime series their own particular aesthetic.
Characters are not dressed in the stereotypical movie ninja garb. Instead, everyone has a unique style that reflects their own abilities and personality.
Sakura wears a traditionally more feminine outfit, a dress with shorts underneath, and eventually, she’s one left behind from the fights. Hinata covers up in several layers, denoting her shyness. Shino, likewise, hides his colony of insects behind coats and glasses.
The wardrobe is as much a part of the series as the characters are. Fans no doubt can pick a Naruto character out of a lineup from dozens of other anime characters without much thought due to their unique style.
Sometimes, fans can’t help but wonder what a character or a place in the Naruto universe would look like if the style was just a bit different.
What if it was a steampunk series? Or a western? What if the series had been set in a modern high school instead of a hidden ninja academy?
For anyone who has ever wondered what the characters would look like in a different style, fan artists have...
The 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary this summer, and next month, you can see Steven Spielberg's epic adventure on the big screen, thanks to Fathom Events. This comes just a few months after the latest installment in this franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hit theaters, which proved the franchise still has plenty of bite at the box office, taking in $410.2 million domestic and $1.2 billion worldwide, from a $170 million budget. While Fallen Kingdom's numbers are still below its 2015 predecessor, Jurassic World ($652.2 million domestic, $1.5 billion worldwide), it proves there is definitely still an audience for the franchise.
Based on Michael Crichton's book of the same name, the original blockbuster took in over $357 million during its original theatrical run, with $45.3 million from the 3D re-release in 2013 bringing its all-time domestic total to $407.4 million. When adjusted for inflation, though, those numbers equate to an $849.3 million domestic total in today's market, which illustrates just how huge of a hit this 1993 classic was in its day. Now a new generation will get to explore Spielberg's adventure the way it was meant to be seen, on the big screen.
This re-release is happening through Fathom Events, which brings Jurassic Park back to theaters for three days only, Sunday, September 16, Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19. Tickets are currently on sale through the Fathom Events...
Contrary to recent reports, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stands by The Walt Disney Studios' decision to not rehire James Gunn as the director on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Last month, the Mouse House made the quick decision to fire Gunn from the third Guardians film after old tweets of his resurfaced, bringing to light numerous jokes about rape and pedophilia. Considering that Disney is a family company and the current climate surrounding the entertainment industry, it was understandable why they would let go of the acclaimed filmmaker.
Still, the decision came as a surprise to practically the entire industry, including the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, who penned an open letter supporting Gunn in the wake of his dismissal. After backlash from fans and an active campaign to have Gunn rehired, it was rumored that Disney was planning on meeting with the director to discuss his potential reinstatement, something that was possibly being championed by Feige. While the two apparently did meet, it's now being reported that Disney is maintaining their decision not to rehire Gunn despite everything that has happened. What's more, it looks like Feige stands by that judgment.
Variety reports that Kevin Feige stands by Disney's decision to not rehire James Gunn as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's director, notwithstanding rumors that he's been actively lobbying on his behalf for the past few weeks. In...