Friday, September 30

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Gaming

‘Your Name’ Director’s New Anime Has A Girl Romancing A Chair

Lewd.Screenshot: CoMix Wave Films / 東宝MOVIEチャンネル / KotakuWhile most anime have a muscle-bound hunk or an aloof loner as a protagonist’s romantic partner, the new film from the director of international box-office hit Your Name goes a slightly different route. Suzume, the film’s leading lady, romances a wooden chair. This isn’t an Onion article, that’s the for-realsies premise of the film.The film is Suzume, or Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume Locking Up the Doors). Produced by anime studio CoMix Wave Films, it follows a 17-year-old girl from Kyushu named Suzume who, after a chance encounter with a mysterious man, must close magical doors across Japan that contain world-ending catastrophes behind their thresholds. Where does the deeply romantic chair-kissing/sitting come in, you ask? Well, you s...
Robbie Williams rocks AFL grand final pre-match entertainment with Delta Goodrem and Shane Warne tribute — but no Kylie Minogue
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Robbie Williams rocks AFL grand final pre-match entertainment with Delta Goodrem and Shane Warne tribute — but no Kylie Minogue

Tributes to Shane Warne and John Farnham, bagpipes and sparkly disco balls have featured in a jam-packed pre-match musical performance by UK singer Robbie Williams.Williams was joined by Delta Goodrem in front of tens of thousands of fans readying for the 2022 AFL grand final between Geelong and Sydney — the first grand final at the MCG in three years.See how all the action from the 2022 AFL grand final unfolded.Williams was locked in as the headline performer back in July, saying at the time he was "so excited" to be performing at the 'G.He and the AFL had teased a star-studded line-up for the rest of the final's entertainment, which in the weeks leading up to the game led to rumours he might be joined by Kylie Minogue. It was confirmed on Thursday he would be joined on stage by another h...
‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ crosses $1 billion worldwide | Entertainment
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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ crosses $1 billion worldwide | Entertainment

Universal PicturesIts pace may have been more brontosaurus than velociraptor, but the finish line was crossed nonetheless: Universal Pictures is celebrating because Jurassic World: Dominion crossed the $1 billion line at the global box office.The film, which opened June 10, had the second-biggest debut of the year with a $145 million take, but it continued to slowly and steadily perform as the summer rolled on. Variety points out that Dominion's bottom line was particularly padded by moviegoers in China, where the pandemic era's only other $2 billion movies -- Spider-Man: No Way Home and Top Gun: Maverick -- weren't permitted to screen.Jurassic World:...
Anthony Mackie helping hometown of New Orleans ahead of hurricane season | Entertainment
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Anthony Mackie helping hometown of New Orleans ahead of hurricane season | Entertainment

Courtesy GAFMarvel movie star Anthony Mackie is taking to the skies -- well, at least rooftop level -- to help people just as his Sam Wilson did as Falcon and Captain America in the MCU.Mackie, the son of a roofer, has teamed up with roofing and waterproofing manufacturer GAF's GAF Community Matters, a charity initiative that is literally putting roofs over the heads of people in Mackie's storm-battered hometown of New Orleans."Growing up, I spent summers working on roofs with my family, so I know how important this work is to keeping families safe and building stronger communities," Mackie said in announcing the team-up. "Everyone deserves a roof over their h...
LSU student and alumna turn online business into storefront: Marem Boutique | Entertainment
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LSU student and alumna turn online business into storefront: Marem Boutique | Entertainment

Emily Rodrigue and Marlo Rodrigue have both loved fashion from an early age.“What made me love fashion more was helping other people pick out outfits that they love and feel confident in,” Marlo said.Starting a boutique together was a topic the two cousins and friends talked about, but they never imagined it would happen so soon. On July 25, 2020, Emily and Marlo opened Marem Boutique as an online store. Just two years later, on September 16, 2022, Emily and Marlo opened a storefront at 4250 Burbank, Dr.  ...
Gaming

Huge Grand Theft Auto VI Leak Shows Gameplay And Characters

Image: Rockstar GamesA user on GTAForums, who claims to have also been behind the recent hack of Uber, has just dumped nearly 100 videos online claiming to show development footage of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto VI, which are currently cicrulating across pretty much every social media platform.Matching much of what Bloomberg reported earlier this year—including that the game will co-star a woman and be set in Vice City—the videos are very much in-development footage, with unfinished textures and models all over the place, and code playing out in real-time across many of them. The leaker is currently taking requests asking people what else they’d like to see in more videos.In one, a white male playable character encounters a racist NPC by a poolside, and as the conversation transpires you c...
Politics

Election 2022 is a “Soup” Full of Issues – “The Sunday Political Brunch”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + President Joe Biden Let’s see. We’ll take an inflation report, primaries in three states, a White House celebration, a Trump update, another state abortion ban, and mix it all together into a murky political soup. All of these could be big issues in November, so don’t forget to grab some saltine crackers, and we’ll “brunch” on that this week.   “The Abortion Contortion” – This past week, West Virginia became the latest state to ban most abortions after Roe vs Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill included limited exceptions for rape and incest, with adults having just eight weeks to report the crimes, to qualify for a hospital-provided abortion, whereas minors were given the termi...
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix
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‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front has a new full-color version, bringing the classic book to life—and showing an even more devastating view of the harrowing realities of the Great War. Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran and journalist, wrote the 1928 book and was forced into exile in Switzerland for criticizing the war and the government."This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war, perhaps more impressively than any other literary work," Edward Berger, director of the new Netflix adaptation, said in a statement. "For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all."Find out all about the new movie and its previous adaptations, as well as why the novel was so incredibly groundbreaking and important.Related: The 50 B...
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak’s Daughter Maggie Sajak
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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak’s Daughter Maggie Sajak

Pat Sajak's daughter Maggie Sajak has become a fixture on Wheel of Fortune in recent years.Maggie began on the show filling in turning letters for Vanna White while White took on Pat's hosting duties while Pat underwent emergency surgery in early 2020. From there, Maggie became a social correspondent, giving behind-the-scenes looks at the workings of the iconic game show.Now that Pat has hinted at his retirement, some Wheel fans believe he'll pass the torch to his daughter. Learn all about Maggie Sajak so that if and when the time comes, you can say you knew her when! Related: Does Vanna White Get to Keep Her Wheel of Fortune Dresses?Who is Maggie on Wheel of Fortune?Maggie Sajak is Pat Sajak's daughter. She currently acts as the Wheel of Fortune social correspondent and occasionally make...