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  • (K-Pop) Bangtan Boys debut at No. 1. EXO and GOT7 trail behind at No. 2 and No. 3.
  • (Anime & Manga) Wow! People love anime! So we made the new Anime & Manga list! Yuri!!! On Ice debuts at No. 1 list after the the Yuri!!! On Stage premiere! Haikyuu!! debuts at No. 4! Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters makes an earnest effort, coming in at No. 18!
  • (Ships) Klance (Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Keith and Lance) debuts at No. 1. Supercorp (Supergirl’s Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor) follows behind in a nearly equally super debut of No. 2.

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Slip n slide:

  • (Music) In music news, Paramore fell twelve while One Direction fell seven. Now they’re hanging out next to each other at No. 16 and No. 17. At least they have each other.
  • (Web Stuff) Everyone’s favorite YouTuber that doesn’t really exist, A.I. Kizuna, makes a very real stumble down eight spots to No. 19.
  • (TV) We’re spilling the beans: Pretty Little Liars fell six spots to No. 16.

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hollywoodreporter.com
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Scores Extremely Rare 100 in Test Screening (Exclusive)
The Marvel film, set for a May 5 release, has bested previous crowdpleasers 'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers' in its own internal metrics.

Insiders confirm that extremely rare if not unprecedented score, saying the movie, which Disney is set to release May 5, bested the previous top Marvel scorers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers, both of which tested in the high 90s out of 100.

forbes.com
Box Office: 'Wonder Woman' Is Now The Biggest Movie Of The Summer
'Wonder Woman' has passed 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' to be the biggest domestic grosser of the summer.
By Scott Mendelson

And now it can be written in stone. Wonder Woman earned another $4.6 million (-32%) in its eighth weekend of release to bring its domestic total to $389m. That’s just above the $387m domestic total of the still-huge Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But as of now, Patty Jenkins’ Gal Gadot/Chris Pine comic book superhero movie, the first mega-budget comic book superhero movie with a female lead and a female director is now the biggest grosser of the summer in North America.

variety.com
‘Wonder Woman’ Kicks Off With Massive $223 Million at Global Box Office
By Seth Kelley

“Wonder Woman” is a global hit.

In addition to the historic $100.5 million that Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ latest lassoed in at the domestic box office, international grosses at 55 markets accounted for $122.5 million this weekend, giving the movie a global opening of $223 million.

The international numbers are higher than many other super hero films including the first two “Thor” and “Iron Man” movies, both “Guardians of the Galaxy” volumes, and “Man of Steel.”

China powered the international sales with $38 million, the fourth largest opening of all time for a Warner Bros. film. Korea brought in $8.5 million in earnings, followed closely behind by Mexico ($8.4 million) and Brazil ($8.3 million). The film also showed strong in the U.K. where it earned $7.5 million.

Patty Jenkins now holds the banner for the best domestic opening for a female director, topping “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” Sam Taylor-Johnson ($85.1 million). Before “Wonder Woman,” Jenkins’ only feature was “Monster” — an Academy Award winner that she made more than a decade ago with an $8 million budget.

Here is Disney XD’s schedule in the USA for next week, November 6-12. This will be the last week of premieres for Pickle and Peanut but new episodes now begin at 6:30 AM instead of 7AM. Also, new episodes of Star vs. the Forces of Evil also return next week as well but at 8 PM. Mickey Mouse reruns return to the schedule as well, and on Sunday, November 12 is the Disney XD premiere of Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Good News, Wander Over Yonder fans, even more reruns of the series will air all next weekend on Friday, November 10 (Early Sat, Nov 11) from 3 AM-6 AM, November 11 (Early Sun, Nov 12) from 4 AM-6 AM, and Sunday, November 12 from 4:30 PM to (Early Mon, Nov 12) to 6 AM), which is something to see.

Also, for better or worse the D|XP block is now finshed for the Summer and Early Fall Season, the trade off is that next week’s schedule has a less varied schedule than last week for sure with only 12 shows airing this week and 4 movies.

variety.com
‘Wonder Woman’ Repeats Box Office Victory, Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Misfires
Different weekend, similar story: “Wonder Woman” is box office royalty.
By Seth Kelley

“This was so far outside of whatever norms we could find,” Goldstein said. “There’s something unique about this character, and there’s something special about the movie Patty Jenkins made.”

‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ With Chris Pratt To Be Released June 2019

Universal has announced Friday June 28, 2019 as the release date for Cowboy Ninja Viking, the feature adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo’s Image graphic novel. Pratt has been attached to star in this for a while and he’ll be producing alongside Mark Gordon, Michael De Luca and Guymon Casady.                                                                   

Pratt plays a guy who is a new kind of assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas: Cowboy, Ninja, and Viking. No director has been announced yet.

News of this project broke before Jurassic World opened and made $1.67 billion. Pratt stars in this summer’s second highest-grossing movie, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which has made $388.3M stateside and $861.4M worldwide. 

The only other movie slated for June 28, 2019 is Paramount’s Transformers 7

(Via Deadline.com)

Thor: Ragnarok - Review

Thor: Ragnarok - Review

WARNING! SPOILERS FOR THOR: RAGNAROK AHEAD!

Rating - 9/10 Stars

Ragnarok is by far the best Thor movie to date. In fact I’d probably give Thor a 7/10 and Dark World a 4 or 5/10. So a jump up to a 9 is saying something. Is there even a point in writing a review for Marvel movies like this anymore? Well, duh or I wouldn’t have wasted my time with it. There is a strong argument that the MCU follows a formula and sticks to it, but hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Chris Hemsworth’s performance as Thor been growing on me more and more since the Avengers back in 2012, and I think this November he hit his peak. Every corny joke made me laugh, I believed in his cause, and I felt his pain - 10/10 - I’m excited for Thor’s future as the King of Asgard, especially since his powers are at their peak; and I can’t wait for his return in Infinity War.

The same can be said for his mischievous brother, even though I thought I would be tired of Loki by now. This film reassured me that he and Thor go hand in hand, one with out the other would probably just feel like a jelly sandwich.

Hulk, or should I say, The Incredible Hulk, was my favorite part of the entire movie. He was a little too dumb for my taste, but I guess I shouldn’t have expected a Planet Hulk level of intelligence. His part was the perfect mix of humor and action, Bruce Banner’s scenes included. Frankly all it did was leave me wanting more… more as in please can we have another solo Hulk movie. We know you can do it, @Marvel, just put him in the formula.

Valkyrie made for a great addition to the “Revengers”, and her connection to Hela helped fill the climactic battle with the emotion it needed to draw the epic to a close. Plus its always nice to have a such a strong character that has a long history in Marvel Comics finally get some screen time.

Hela filled the great villain hole we’ve all felt since Thor came onto the big screen; I’m also pretty sure she’s the first main female Marvel villain ever? Unless you count Gamora, which I don’t. She not only shattered the audience’s view of the foundation of Asgard, but she had more than enough reason for her treachery. Plus, I was genuinely shocked when the Revengers figured out how to defeat her, I really didn’t think they could do it. But of course, heroes prevail.

I couldn’t write this review without a quick shout out for Jeff Goldblum’s amazing incarceration of the Grandmaster - classic.  

Finally, the reason Ragnarok is rated so highly is because I felt it broke from the Marvel formula in an important way: I didn’t feel like I was watching a bridge to the next Avengers movie. *cough cough* Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 *cough*. I just genuinely enjoyed watching it; pure, fun-loving entertainment. 

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Love Inversion Theory Headcanons (Peter Parker/Tom Holland) BUCKLE UP because I’ve been thinking about this for days and I can’t stop. Thanks to @letusunalivethem for this amazing concept. I really hope you continue this, but there’s no pressure to use any of these ideas. I don’t want to steal your thing; you inspired me and these are just my rambles. Let us begin: 

-So this begins right after the reader leaves Tom alone in the hotel room, but before Tom follows to get waffles. 

-Peter slowly understands who this Tom guy is and how they’re connected. The reader mentioned a premier and Tom Cruise (who exists in Peter’s universe as well), so he figures that this Tom Holland guy is an actor. He’s got a bad feeling about this. 

-So Peter finds a computer (Tom’s laptop; who knew they would both have the same password?) and googles the name, stumbling upon a Wikipedia article. Uh oh. -Taken directly from Wiki: “Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor and dancer.” Dancer? Peter thinks. I can flip and climb walls, but I sure as hell can’t dance. “Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and here’s where Peter knows he’s screwed.

 -This actor dude plays him in whatever this MCU is, which features all the other Avengers and more superheroes he’s never even heard of. And worst of all, this “premier” is for Spider-Man’s first solo movie, which includes literally every event in the past month. And there’s more! His character’s first appearance is in the third (THIRD!) Captain America film, but there’s three Iron Man movies, two for Thor, two for the Avengers as a group, and two for some weirdos called the Guardians of the Galaxy? Are they real in his universe, too? 

-He reads the summary of The Avengers and realizes that the events happen exactly the same as he remembers hearing about them/seeing the news reports as a kid. So all the movies are accurate!

 -Peter freaks out because everything for a fifteen-year-old is like the end of the world and he realizes that EVERYONE here is going to know about his crush on Liz Allan (which he is over), how he cried while trapped under that building, him being Spider-Man, EVERYTHING!

 -He does a little more research. These Marvel guys have future movies planned! And since the other movies have accurate stories (he’s still trying to wrap his head around the fact that everything he knows is fictional here, and it’s seen as entertainment), the unreleased movies might be true, too! 

 -He stumbles upon a basic synopsis for Infinity War and ABSOLUTELY LOSES IT. This Thanos dude with the Infinity Stones sounds like a really bad thing, and no one else knows about it yet! Even worse, most of the movies seem to follow this universe’s timeline (he checks the date, it’s only a few months into the future compared to his timeline, since SM:HC takes place in like September 2016 and the movie came out in July 2017), which means that, looking at the movie’s release date, the Avengers only have a year until Thanos attacks, and in that time they must be informed about the threat, get back together after being brutally split by the events of Civil War, and team up with these Guardians of the Galaxy (who are somewhere in SPACE?) so that they can prepare for the biggest fight of their lives. 

-Peter has a totally justified panic attack, and shortly after the reader comes in to check on him. He has to act normal (or normal for Tom??) at breakfast and then for the entire day leading up to the premier, which on the inside he’s freaking out about how to get back home, not only so that he can resume his life, but also so he can warn everybody about what’s to come. 

-The reader keeps asking if he’s okay because Peter just can’t get the hang of faking a British accent.

 -But then he gets all dressed up (with the reader’s help – Peter can’t tie a tie without Aunt May and Youtube) to go see a movie about his own life, which is even weirder than actually being Spider-Man, in his opinion.

-He’s on the red carpet and it’s so weird to see Ned and Michelle and Liz and Flash – but they aren’t really them, they’re the people in this universe that play them, especially when not-Liz hugs hum (does this count as a small romantic victory?) and not-flash is actually nice to him.

 -Then he sees Robert Downey Jr and even though he looks quite different than Tony Stark, Peter forgets everything for a second and goes up to him like “Mr. Stark! MR. STARK IT’S PETER I NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS MULTI-UNIVERSAL CRISIS I’M IN AND ALSO THIS PURPLE GUY IS GOING TO TRY AND KILL US ALL IN A YEAR!” 

-RDJ being like “tf Tom? You know we don’t have to be in character right now. You did this for Civil War, don’t be nervous. Now go talk to some reporters. Real ones, not bloggers.” 

-Peter having to answer press questions even though he has no idea what he’s doing and he still can’t do a British accent. Peter Parker is not Tom Holland. 

-Being really nervous talking to reporters and fans because he’s still introverted Peter Parker and he’s not used to all this attention and camera flashes when he’s not Spider-Man. Spider-Man is not Tom Holland, either.

 -Some fan yells for him to do a backflip and he’s like “finally, something I’m good at!” 

-Seeing the movie and cringing at every moment he stutters, falls, gets hit, or anything that seems remotely embarrassing. He’s fifteen, okay? He wants to die right then and there. 

-But the moments where on-screen Peter is cracking jokes, kicking ass, and learning valuable life lessons, not-Tom Peter is actually pretty proud of himself. -There’s only one thing missing from this movie: where in the world is Y/N? -Literally everything is identical except she’s just not there. Instead, she is Tom’s girlfriend in real life. 

-And so Peter slowly comes to the realization that the reader is somehow the key to making everything right again, and there’s this whole scene where he tries to convince them that he’s really Peter Parker, not Tom Holland. 

-The reader not believing him at first, but then Peter jumps to the wall and STICKS. 

 -He crawls up onto the ceiling and looks at her. “Do you believe me now?” “Oh shit.” And the reader comes to the realization that in Peter’s world everything in the MCU is real and OH CRAP WE GOTTA GET YOU BACK SO YOU CAN WARN EVERYONE ABOUT THANOS. 

-And so once that’s settled, the reader and Peter must figure out a way to get Peter back home. They do a bunch of internet research on parallel universes and also Marvel in general, which mostly leads them to fanfiction and movie reviews. Not helpful. 

 -Them bouncing theories off of each other and trying to figure a way out of this. Peter is a genius, but without the proper tools or the right help, he’ll never get home. Is there a way to just contact the other universe? Send a signal? 

-The reader pauses in mid-sentence and all the color just vanishes from their face. “Wait. If you’re here,” they say, shaking, “then where is Tom?” WHICH BRINGS ME TO 

 -Tom Holland waking up in Peter Parker’s room in Queens. -FREAKING THE FUCK OUT, complete with cursing because he’s an adult and he can do what he wants. 

-“Peter, watch your mouth,” May yells from down the hall. “Sorry!” Tom squeaks. 

-When he finally processes what happened, he realizes that he needs to actually be Peter Parker until he finds a way back home. It can’t be too hard, right? He’s pretended to be this kid for over a year now. 

-It is very hard. -Sure, he knows how to talk and behave like Peter, and he nails the American accent, but everything else? Not a clue. 

-Walking to school? It’s not even a real place in his universe’s Queens, so how’s he supposed to know how to get there. And taking a subway? What?

-Luckily the reader happens to walk by Peter’s apartment everyday and they travel to school together. And Tom is relieved to see a familiar face, even if Y/N thinks he’s Peter Parker. They also share most of their classes, so Tom follows the reader around like a lost puppy. The reader is only mildly suspicious, since Peter is quite timid anyway and Tom is a pretty good actor.

 -But he’s confused because Y/N isn’t in the movie back in his universe. Does this mean something (hint: it does. Tom is smart, but not Peter Parker smart, so this realization will come later)? 

-Tom had gone to the Bronx School for Science for a few days to prepare for his role, so he figures that he can put that training to use, right? 

-NOPE 

-Just like when he went to the other school, Tom slowly comes to realize that he’s going to a school for scientifically gifted students and he doesn’t know shit about differential equations and chemical bonds. This is bad. Tom Holland is not Peter Parker. 

-But it gets even worse when, at the end of the day, a bank robbery or something happens and the reader smirks at him and whispers, “Go get em, Spidey.” 

-Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in a movie. Tom Holland is not Spider-Man. Sure, he can do flips and acrobatics, but he has no powers or any idea how to work the suit in his backpack (that was actually made by THE Tony Stark? Who is real in this world? Oh my god). Also, he’s never actually swung around a city or fought crime before. That’s important, too. 

 -By some miracle, Tom gets the suit on, and, remembering his scenes where he talked to a disembodied voice his character called Karen, manages to web up the criminals with the AI’s help. But once that’s over, he knows he needs to get help. NOW.

 -He’s in a bit of a pickle, because when he tries to tell the reader the truth, he has no definitive proof. They just think he’s putting on a really good British accent and going on about some Spider-Man movie nonsense. “But that would be pretty cool, if they actually made a movie about you. Wouldn’t it, Pete?”

 -If he can’t convince you, he’ll have to try someone else. And who better than Robert Downey Jr Tony Stark himself? He calls Happy, who seems to be more willing to listen to Peter after the events of the movie (that really happened in this world, weird), and Tom convinces Happy that he needs to see Tony…er, Mr. Stark immediately. 

 -Over the weekend or whatever Tony comes back to NYC because he’s learned his lesson about being too distant from Peter and he wants to be the father figure he never had for himself, and Tom tells him everything. Fortunately Tony, who has seen so much shit over the years not to believe in parallel universes, believes him and promises to work out a way to get Tom home and bring the real Peter Parker back (Tony of course figured out that they switched as soon as he heard the story). 

 -“But first, tell me, Tom: am I as handsome, rich and successful in your world as I am here?” Without hesitating, Tom answers, “Yes.”

Updated list of upcoming movies:
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015)
  • Ant-Man (July 17, 2015)
  • Fantastic Four (August 7, 2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27, 2016)
  • Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016)
  • The Sinister Six (November 11, 2016)
  • The Wolverine 2 (March 3, 2017) 
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 5, 2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (July 28, 2017)
  • Black Panther (November 3, 2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (May 2018)
  • Captain Marvel (July 6,2018)
  • Inhumans (November 2, 2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (May 2019)
Updates from today's Marvel event
  • Captain America 3 will be released May 6, 2016
  • Doctor Strange will be released November 4, 2016, directed by Scott Derrickson
  • The official title for Cap 3 is Captain America: Civil War
  • The official title for Thor 3 is Thor: Ragnarok, and will be released July 28, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released May 5, 2017
  • Black Panther is announced (!!!!) and will be released November 3, 2017
  • Captain Marvel movie announced for July 6, 2018
  • Inhumans movie announced for November 2, 2018
  • Captain Marvel will be Carol Danvers
  • Avengers 3 titled Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers 3 will be two parts, the first part released for May 4, 2018, the second part for May 2, 2019
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans appeared at the event
  • Chadwick Boseman will play T'Challa/Black Panther
washingtonpost.com
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is 2017’s biggest superhero movie mystery
Every 2017 superhero movie offering has given us a first look except for Marvel Studios' God of Thunder.

Marvel Studios’ God of Thunder has yet to send us a new theatrical bolt from the blue.

Of all the cinematic superhero offerings this year will bring — including “The Lego Batman Movie” (Feb. 10), “Logan” (March 3), “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” (May 5), “Wonder Woman” (June 2), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7) and “Justice League” (Nov. 17) — “Thor: Ragnarok” (Nov. 3) remains the only one that has yet to release a trailer.

Over the summer, Marvel Studios released a quick and funny video during San Diego Comic-Con featuring Chris Hemsworth explaining why Thor was absent from “Captain America: Civil War,” but other than that we’ve seen nothing new in regards to the character.

With so many superhero trailers being released in 2016, perhaps Marvel Studios thought it would be best to hold off on releasing any new looks at “Thor: Ragnarok” because the film won’t arrive in theaters until later this year.

Another reason could be the high-profile gamma-radiated and green co-star who will fight alongside (or against?) Thor in “Ragnarok,” the Incredible Hulk. A CGI character with such a big role is probably quite time-consuming in the editing process and perhaps the Hulk’s parts in “Ragnarok” are still being tweaked.

The only thing we know so far about the Hulk’s presence in “Thor: Ragnarok” is that Mark Ruffalo will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner/Hulk and that the Hulk’s body armor from the “Planet Hulk” story from the pages of Marvel Comics (in which the Hulk becomes a warrior/champion on a distant planet) will appear. (This, too, was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.)

The Hulk’s armor reveal so far is the biggest inside look we’ve had into “Thor: Ragnarok,” but it brings about more questions for the movie, such as:

  • How much of the “Planet Hulk” story can you fit into a movie that isn’t an “Incredible Hulk” movie? This is Thor’s movie, after all.
  • Now that Natalie Portman is no longer a part of the Thor movie franchise, will there be any romance? Will actress Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie fill a romantic void in “Ragnarok?”
  • Will Thor go on a mission to find the Hulk? If so, will they be allies? Enemies? One of the most fun moments for fans in the first “Avengers” movie was when Thor and the Hulk traded punches with each other, a nod to the many times in the comics these two went at it to see who was the strongest there is in the Marvel universe. Can a movie featuring Thor and the Hulk provide another round of blows?
  • Will this be the last Thor movie? This is the third movie in the franchise, after “Thor” (2011) and “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). Will “Ragnarok” and the next two “Avengers” movies be it for Hemsworth as Thor?
  • Could this movie be a rebirth for the Hulk movie franchise, assuming Marvel Studios (who controls Thor) could work out a deal with Universal (who controls the Hulk) similar to the one they did with Sony to make “Spider-Man: Homecoming”? Also, is “Thor: Ragnarok” the start of a new movie format for Marvel, one that has the feel of Marvel Comics’ “Marvel Team-Up” comic books from the ’70s and ’80s?

Perhaps only Mjolnir knows. Until then, we continue to wait for our first look at “Thor: Ragnarok”