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Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer Has Arrived

Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer Has Arrived

 

As many around the world celebrate Veterans Day, Disney and Pixar have unveiled an official first look at the hugely anticipated sequel Toy Story 4. The gang is back, with Woody and Buzz leading the charge. Only this time out, there is a new friend in the mix. And he doesn’t exactly belong amongst these bigger toys.

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. said director Josh Cooley about the upcoming sequel.

“Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story. And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”

A teaser trailer slated to debut with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 in theaters Nov. 21, is available today. It will introduce an interesting idea that is sure to resonate with kids and adults alike. And that is the idea of acceptance and figuring out where you truly belong.

In Toy Story 4, Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. Said director Josh Cooley.

“The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose. A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”

Does that mean all utensils are alive in the Toy Story universe? That is an idea we’ll learn more about when the film hits theaters next summer. Filmmakers called on comedian Tony Hale to provide the voice of Forky. Hale, best known for his roles in the iconic sitcoms Arrested Development and Veep, had this to say.

“It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family. But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”

Cooley went onto say this.

“When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy… served by hilarious spork.”

How were filmmakers able to convince Hale to give voice to Forky? “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!” Now, you can see the first teaser trailer, which introduces Forky while reuniting all your old Toy Story friends. We also have the teaser poster featuring Woody and the first image of Forky. This first look at Toy Story 4 comes from Disney and Pixar.

Related: Toy Story 4 Is Such a Tearjerker, Tim Allen Couldn’t Get Through the End

Toy Story Teaser poster

The Royal Wedding Trailer Is Ready for The Holidays

The Royal Wedding Trailer Is Ready for The Holidays

 

It’s been a year, and now Richard and Amber are ready to take the next big leap. Netflix has released the first trailer for anticipated holiday sequel A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. And it promises to out romance even the cheekiest romantic Lifetime Christmas movie.

A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown, the two are set to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding, but their plans are jeopardized when Amber finds herself second-guessing whether or not she’s cut out to be queen, and Richard is faced with a political crisis that threatens to tarnish not only the holiday season, but the future of the kingdom.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding will launch globally on Netflix November 30. The movie stars Rose McIver and Ben Lamb. It was directed by John Schultz from a script written by Nathan Atkins. This holiday sequel was produced by Amy Krell and executive produced by Brad Krevoy.

Rose McIver and Ben Lamb created a sensation last December when they arrived in the Netflix original streaming movie A Christmas Prince. It followed a reporter who goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince. In the process she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love, but will she be able to keep up her lie? Well, you already know the answer to that question.

The crowd pleasing hit sparked a holiday franchise for Netflix, something the Lifetime channel knows very well. Lifetime has become synonymous which cheesy romantic Christmas movies. And people love them. Netflix, who actually stream quite a lot of the Lifetime Christmas movies, have decided to really get into the game with their own cheesy holiday fare. And A Christmas Prince is leading the charge. There will probably be quite a few more of these in the years to come.

Netflix is really pushing to be the premiere destination for Christmas and holiday movies this year. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is their third announced big November release. Up first is The Christmas Chronicles, which had the brilliant idea to cast Kurt Russell as the jolly fat man who slides down chimneys with bags of gifts for all. The story follows a brother and sister who accidentally crash Santa’s sleigh. The siblings must then pull an all-nighter to get the holiday back on track as they set out with a savvy straight-talking St. Nick to save Christmas morning. The movie arrives November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving night.

Arriving a week earlier is The Princess Switch. Yes, it’s a good old switcheroo movie starring Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Hudgens. It’s one week before Christmas, and Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, decides to switch places with Stacy, a “commoner” from Chicago, who looks exactly like her. With the assistance of a magical Santa’s helper, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret’s fiance, the dashing Prince. Like A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, it too is wobbling the line of being an authentic Lifetime movie.

We can’t imagine that Lifetime is too thrilled about all of these Netflix originals trying to get into their precious holiday territory. It’s like watching Pepsi and Coke duke it out. Lifetime is sure to counter punch with some exciting originals of its own this year. But the winning factor is that you can stream A Christmas Prince and its sequel whenever you want. Check out the trailer and poster for A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding which comes to us direct from the Netflix streaming Youtube channel.

Trump to Vets: Your Votes Should Not Count

Trump to Vets: Your Votes Should Not Count

 

President Donald Trump’s trip to France was a train wreck. First, he blew off going to an American military cemetery to pay respects to fallen U.S. World War I soldiers because of rain (everyone else showed). Then he decided to skip a walk up the Champs Elysee with the other world leaders, who were seeking to show unity with each other — only he had Vladimir Putin arrived at the ceremony alone. Lastly, le left early to avoid attending a Peace Forum,  If those unforced errors were not enough insults to the military and veterans, he has now suggested that votes cast by active duty be ignored.

Trump Calls on Absentee Ballots to be Thrown Out

Trump was referring to the races in Florida, where the GOP candidates for governor, senator, and agriculture commissioner were declared winners on election night. Now that the votes from these races are being recounted, the outcome is very much in question.

What Trump fails to understand is that if that were done, all of the people who voted with an absentee ballot may not have their voice heard. These ballots must be mailed by November 6th but have until the 16th to arrive. Many of the votes that come in from outside of Florida and outside of the United States come from active duty military members. A large percentage of these votes — any that arrive between the 6th and the 16th — will not count if Trump has his way.

Trump has a longstanding problem consolidating the words he uses when he talks to and about veterans and the military and the things he does. While he never served in the armed services, he manages to act like he has. He has referenced his time at a military boarding school and seemed to believe that this counts as service. This week, he told reporters (referring to passages in  Michelle Obama’s new book about her feelings about Birtherism), “I’ll give you a little controversy back. I’ll never forgive (President Barack Obama) for what he did to our U.S. military. It was depleted, and I had to fix it. What he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you.”

Meanwhile, Trump tries to force the military to hold a ridiculously expensive North Korean style parade, is the first president to NOT visit active duty military personnel, and currently has thousands of troops on the U.S. border with Mexico to protect us from a dangerous caravan of migrants who posed an existential threat to the country before the election but vanished the day after.

Voting is probably the most fundamental right we have as Americans and is a big part of what our military fights for. Denying these people that right should fly in the face of what all Americans believe about our nation but apparently not. By saying only the votes that could be counted on election say should count, Trump is telling members of the military and their families that their voices no longer matter.

Glass TV Trailer Unleashes Unbreakable Superhumans on the World

Glass TV Trailer Unleashes Unbreakable Superhumans on the World

The latest Glass TV spot unites the bad guys. M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated sequel to Unbreakable and Split is only a few months away from hitting theaters, and as the new spot says, “this won’t be like a comic book.” Shyamalan has been asked for a proper follow up to Unbreakable for years, and he finally unveiled it in the best possible way at the end of 2016’s Split, which tied that movie together with the 2000 fan-favorite in a surprising way that brought the director back to the top of his game.

Now, Glass reunites Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis from Unbreakable, while adding James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from Split. The results look violent and unhinged, with most of the new TV spot putting the focus on the bad guys, Mr. Glass and The Beast. McAvoy looks truly terrifying in the footage, taking his performance from Split and ramping it up quite a bit. Willis’ David Dunn is barely shown off in the spot, which leaves one with a dark feeling.

Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah, aka Mr. Glass, looks to be pulling the strings here, pitting The Beast up against David Dunn. It is not clear as to how and why Elijah is doing this, but that will be explained when the movie hits theaters early next year. Is he trying to find more superhumans, or just make a point? Knowing M. Night Shyamalan, there will be some twists and turns in the storytelling, which will bridge the worlds of Split and Unbreakable together. While that sounds simple, Shyamalan has a lot of pressure on his shoulders to pull off a movie that fans have been waiting nearly 20 years for.

Related: Final Glass Teaser Brings Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass Out of Hiding

Glass proves that Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah is trying to show Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple that superhumans really do exist. He may be in an institution for the criminally insane, but Elijah is up to his old tricks again, and the world is about to see The Beast out in the open, tearing people apart. Elijah goes out of his way to explain the existence of the superhumans, but Dr. Staple isn’t entirely convinced just yet. It’s going to be very interesting to see how everything unfolds and how M. Night Shyamalan brings these characters back into focus.

Glass hits theaters on January 18th, 2019 and the hype is pretty high for the long-awaited sequel. M. Night Shyamalan is keeping most of the story under wraps for obvious reasons, but this isn’t going to be a normal superhero movie. It definitely looks more like a thriller than anything else, with some mystery thrown into the mix. James McAvoy’s The Beast is much more sinister this time around, which is sure to leave another lasting impression on viewers who were startled by his performance in Split. While we wait for the movie to hit theaters, you can check out the latest TV spot below, thanks to the Universal Pictures YouTube channel.

The Biggest Misconceptions About Avengers 4 [Theory Battle]

The Biggest Misconceptions About Avengers 4 [Theory Battle]

Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Stan Lee’s Marvel Cameos

Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Stan Lee’s Marvel Cameos

Democrat Maxine Waters says days of wine and roses for Wall Street fat cats are over

Democrat Maxine Waters says days of wine and roses for Wall Street fat cats are over

 

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Rep. Maxine Waters of California is ready to take the reins of one of the most powerful House committees and under her watch, she says, the Republican-enabled Wall Street romp is going to be over.

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have been intent on gutting Dodd-Frank, the Obama-era Wall Street reform law. Waters, who is in position to head up the House Financial Services Committee, says not any more. “Make no mistake, come January, in this committee the days of this committee weakening regulations and putting our economy once again at risk of another financial crisis will come to an end,” Waters said.

“It is essential that the Fed keeps a watchful eye on the financial institutions it supervises and makes strong use of its existing enforcement tools to crank down on institutions that break the law. […] I must say that I am concerned about proposals the Fed has put forth this year to reduce capital and liquidity requirements for the largest financial institutions which would weaken strong safeguards established by Dodd-Frank to protect the U.S. economy from another costly financial crisis.”

She’s also considering how she might use her subpoena powers to delve into the unindicted co-conspirator’s connections to Deutsche Bank, and whether the Russian government was involved in guaranteeing the loans it made to him.

Sometimes elections have delicious consequences.

#BarabooProud: Wisconsin School Under Fire After Class Performs Nazi Salute For Junior Prom Photo

#BarabooProud: Wisconsin School Under Fire After Class Performs Nazi Salute For Junior Prom Photo

 

In a thoroughly disgusting display, an entire class, with the exception of one or two students, is seen in a picture giving a Nazi salute. According to one Twitter user who has spoken to some of the students, this sort of behavior is not unusual at that school in Wisconsin. The more than 50 young men are dressed in suits smiling and laughing on the steps of the county courthouse in Baraboo, Wisconsin, posing for their junior prom picture. One of the young men in the front row can also be seen giving the white power “ok” sign, a symbol used by the Alt-Right. The tweet which has since been deleted contained the hashtag “#barabooproud.” But screenshots were taken which went viral and drew widespread condemnation.

The school district is launching an investigation.

However, the school has failed previously to launch investigations after students complained of racism and bullying.

“This is definitely not the first time this sort of problematic, hurtful behavior was given no punishment,” a former student told The Independent.

The Baraboo police department said on Facebook that it was “aware of a controversial photo of a group of high school students that has been posted to social media” and was investigating the matter.

“Officers are assisting the Baraboo School District with their investigation into this matter,” the department added.


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Official Saudi Arabia report on murder of Jamal Khashoggi clears monarchy of all wrongdoing

Official Saudi Arabia report on murder of Jamal Khashoggi clears monarchy of all wrongdoing

 

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The White House / Flickr

The Saudi government has finished investigating the torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi government agents and has concluded that it was a very unpleasant thing that his royal highness Prince Awesomeness had, cough, absolutely nothing to do with. Accordingly, the monarchy shall now proceed with murdering the underlings who got themselves found out.

[The government’s public prosecutor] said that 11 suspects have been indicted and that authorities are seeking the death penalty for five of them. None of the suspects were named.

According to the public prosecutor’s official report, the team was sent to Istanbul to bring Khashoggi back alive but instead (accidentally) went there (with a bone saw, forensic specialist, and Khashoggi body double), and then the team’s leader decided to murder Khashoggi instead (because reasons) and that was very, very unfortunate all the way around, but rest assured that nobody any higher in the government than the people you already found out about had anything to do with that.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir described the killing as a “mistake” and denied any involvement on the part of Mohammed. “His royal highness the crown prince has nothing to do with this issue,” Jubeir he told reporters in Riyadh.

And rest assured, the foreign minister isn’t just saying that because someone will hack him up with a bone saw if he says otherwise. Nope, absolutely nothing to see here.

At the risk of also getting murdered with a bone saw, I’m going to predict that absolutely nobody, with the possible exception of JARED FREAKING KUSHNER, is going to buy this explanation. It does not explain why the local team was confident they could catch the next flight back after murdering the man they were supposed to retrieve and not face too many questions back home about that. It does not explain why the Saudi prince in charge of all this had underlings that could somehow be confused as to whether or not they should be murdering dissenting journalists they had been dispatched to merely kidnap, or why kidnapping U.S.-resident journalists on foreign soil was considered to be a reasonable foreign policy move to begin with. It does not explain the bit about the bone saw.

The takeaway here is that the Saudi government is feeling enough pressure that they feel obliged to start murdering more people to make up for the original murder, but is not feeling so much pressure as to require any further, non-murder-based action. This is roughly what regime-watchers expected, but is unlikely to dull U.S. lawmakers’ demands for ratcheting up sanctions.

So what’s next? Probably, yes, another round of sanctions. The Trump administration has been pretending at being dimwitted through this whole affair, or perhaps not pretending, but lawmakers in both parties are livid about the murder and likely to be made more so by the news that the Saudi government has attempted to pin the whole thing on overzealous (and unnamed) underlings. It may have been better for them to have issued no report at all.

The VA’s Controversial Experimenting on Dogs Will Continue Says VA Secretary

The VA’s Controversial Experimenting on Dogs Will Continue Says VA Secretary

 

Congress has passed laws to stop this horrific practice. But the Veterans Affairs secretary, Robert Wilkie, says that the VA will continue to experiment on dogs, including severing their spinal cords.

On Friday the Washington Post reported that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will continue to reauthorize the controversial practice of experimenting on dogs.

Eight months ago Congress passed bipartisan legislation limiting this practice. But the experiments continue at three VA locations in Milwaukee, Cleveland and Richmond. The experiments are invasive and sometimes fatal for the dogs and they are most certainly cruel and unnecessary.

“Speaking at the National Press Club, Wilkie rejected calls to end research that he said led to the invention in the 1960s of the cardiac pacemaker and the discovery in the late 1990s of a treatment for deadly cardiac arrhythmias. These days, he said, some of the testing is focused on spinal cord injuries.

“I love canines,” Wilkie said. “But we have an opportunity to change the lives of men and women who have been terribly hurt. And until somebody tells me that that research does not help in that outcome, then I’ll continue.””

In March Donald Trump signed a spending bill that included language restricting these experiments. And bipartisan legislation has been introduced ending this horrible practice altogether.

“Having sustained catastrophic injuries on the battlefield, which included the loss of both my legs, I am acutely aware of the vital role dogs play in helping troops recover from war’s physical and psychological tolls,” said Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), an Army veteran and co-sponsor of the legislation. “The VA has not executed what we wanted as intent, which is to bring this to an end in its entirety, so we will keep up the pressure.”

According to the restrictions passed by Congress, any experimenting on dogs must be “directly approved” by the VA secretary. But Secretary Wilkie now says that he will continue to authorize the experimentation which includes things like severing dogs’ spinal cords and testing their coughing reflex.

The former VA secretary, David Shulkin, said in 2017 that the experiments were necessary “because of the distinct physical and biological characteristics humans and dogs share that other species do not.” Shulkin now says that he is against testing on dogs. But an agency spokesperson said on Friday that Shulkin approved the continuation of the research the day he was fired last March.

Wilkie tried to justify the dog research by saying that 2,000 dogs are euthanized every day in this country.

“Justin Goodman, vice president of advocacy and public policy for White Coat Waste, said it was “disconcerting that Secretary Wilkie was brought in to clean up the VA, and yet he is doubling down on a program that has continued to fail veterans, taxpayers and dogs.””

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