Red Cross Joins Forces with WONDER WOMAN 1984 to Save the Day for Patients in Need
Posted on July 9, 2020, 9:00 am
This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented supply challenges amid this uncertain environment. Additionally, despite states lifting stay-at-home orders and reopening, many blood drives at businesses and community organizations continue to be canceled as these locations remain closed or restrict the number of individuals at any location.
As part of the partnership, the Red Cross is organizing an epic prop replica giveaway from the new Warner Bros. Pictures film WONDER WOMAN 1984, due to hit theaters nationwide on October 2, to thank those who roll up a sleeve and help patients battling illness and injury. Those who present to donate July 1-31 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an authentic WONDER WOMAN 1984 movie prop replica package, which includes the Golden Lasso and a pair of Gauntlets, identical to WONDER WOMAN’s from the film.
“In times of crisis, new superheroes often emerge, and new alliances are forged. The Red Cross is thrilled to partner with WONDER WOMAN 1984 to encourage and thank fans and blood donors alike for being superheroes for patients in need by giving blood in July,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Blood donors have a unique super power—lifesaving blood. Blood cannot be manufactured, and donors are the only source for patients in need.”
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood—kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths. Unfortunately, superheroes are in short supply as only 3 out of 100 Americans donate blood.
While tens of thousands of donors gave blood in response to an initial blood shortage caused by this coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to remember that red blood cells must be transfused within 42 days of donation, and platelets within just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.
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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies of Coronavirus
Posted on July 8, 2020, 9:00 am
It has been very sadly reported that beloved broadway actor, husband and father, Nick Cordero lost his fight with COVID-19. The stage star had been hospitalized for three months prior to his death, and had to have his leg amputated after contracting the virus. He was 41 years old.
Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, confirmed his death on Sunday, via an Instagram post. “My darling husband passed away this morning,” Kloots said in the staement. “He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” Throughout his battle with COVID-19, Kloots encouraged fans to sing Cordero’s song “Live Your Life” daily at 3 p.m. ET.
“I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere,” Kloots added. “My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.”
Cordero is survived by his wife Amanda, and their 1 year old son, Elvis.
Battlefield 2025 – Horror, Sci Fi
Weekend campers, an escaped convict, young lovers and a police officer experience a night of terror when a hostile visitor from another world descends on a small Arizona town.
Joseph Mbah, Robert Conway, Anna Harr, Alaina Laethem, Dustin Leighton, Adam Michael Gold, Titus Covington, Jose Rosete
Max Reload And The Nether Blasters – Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
When small-town video game store clerk Max Jenkins (Tom Plumley) discovers and plays the only known copy of Nether Dungeon, the legendary lost installment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient “Curse of The Ages,” turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilization. It’s up to Max and his best friends Reggie (Joey Morgan) and Liz (Hassie Harrison) along with old-school gaming gurus Eugene Wylder (Greg Grunberg) and Barton Grabowski (Joseph D. Reitman) to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it’s GAME OVER for humanity.
Joseph D. Reitman, Lin Shaye, Martin Kove, Greg Grunberg, Scott Conditt, Wil Wheaton, Tom Plumley, Kevin Smith
Belzebuth – Thriller, Horror
In BELZEBUTH, Special Agent Emanuel Ritter leads a police investigation into a series of shocking deaths. But after a priest from the Vatican finds a link between the murders and an ancient demon, a descent into horror ensues.
Tobin Bell, Aida López, Emilio Portes, Giovanna Zacarías, Aurora Gil, Norma Angélica, Luis Carlos Fuentes, Tate Ellington
Mighty Oak – Drama, Comedy
MIGHTY OAK tells the story of Gina (Janel Parrish, “Pretty Little Liars,” To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before), a band manager who struggles after losing her brother/lead singer (Levi Dylan, 12 Mighty Orphans) in a fatal car accident while traveling to a gig. A decade later, Gina meets a 10-year-old music prodigy named Oak, played by newcomer Tommy Ragen, a real-life prodigy whose music inspired the screenplay. Oak seems to possess the same qualities as Gina’s late brother, inspiring her to pull her life back together and try to reunite the band with Oak as its new front man.
Ben Milliken, Carlos PenaVega, Sean McNamara, Raven-Symone, Matt R. Allen, Janel Parrish, Alexa PenaVega, Tommy Ragen
Browse – Thriller, Horror
What Richard wanted was a fresh start, what he got was a nightmare. Browse tells the story of Richard Coleman (Lukas Haas), an introverted man who becomes convinced that his identity has been hacked after dabbling in online dating. Desperate for clarity, Richard seeks to uncover the truth as to who is trying to manipulate him — and why — but the more he struggles with his futile investigation, the further he’s cast into an insurmountable web of paranoia that threatens to destroy his thinning hold on reality.
Mike Testin, Chloe Bridges, Bodhi Elfman, Mario Carvalhal, Lukas Haas, Sarah Rafferty
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Back to the Future and Transformers Announce Collab
Posted on July 6, 2020, 9:00 am
Great Scott! Hasbro, Inc., Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment has revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Back to the Future Collaboration, starring the all new character GIGAWATT. This new time-traveling TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT commemorates 35 years since the groundbreaking adventure film, Back to the Future, took audiences back in time.
When fans of the iconic Back to the Future Time Machine look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated to a new “robot in disguise” named GIGAWATT, a converting time machine robot. The figure stands at 5.5 inches in Robot mode and can convert to Time Machine mode in 17 steps, plus it includes a blaster and whip antennae accessories, and features movie-inspired details from the film, including Doc Brown-style goggles, a flux capacitor chest piece, and time circuits. In time machine mode, the gullwing doors open and wheels rotate from vertical to horizontal to produce a hovering effect as seen at the end of the film.
In addition to the collectible figure, from IDW comes Transformers / Back to the Future – the four-part, comic book series. The first issue cover is being revealed today, along with the story synopsis: Marty McFly has just returned to his home sweet home, Hill Valley 1985, and everything’s looking up… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!
TRANSFORMERS robots have always been more than meets the eye, but now, through the TRANSFORMERS Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem.
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Ryan Reynolds and More Announce New Partnership
Posted on July 2, 2020, 9:00 am
Match Group has announced that they have named four new Directors — Stephen Bailey, Melissa Brenner, Wendi Murdoch and Ryan Reynolds — to the Match Group Board. Match Group Directors Mark Stein and Gregg Winiarski have stepped down from the Board due to the separation from IAC.
“With today’s news, we’re welcoming four incredibly bright, energetic and discerning Directors to a world-class Board. Stephen, Melissa, Wendi and Ryan bring unique expertise and perspectives that will add to Match Group’s global expansion, strategic initiatives and continued success,” said Joey Levin, Executive Chairman of Match Group.
“I’m very excited to welcome our four new Directors to Match Group,” said Shar Dubey, CEO of Match Group. “I’ve gotten to know Stephen, Melissa, Wendi and Ryan and all four bring extensive expertise across consumer tech, marketing, investing and emerging markets, which are critical components to the long-term growth of our portfolio. We will be greatly served by their experiences and insights and I’m looking forward to working with each of them.”
“Match Group’s growth, innovation and portfolio of global products make it one of the most dynamic companies in the public market. I’m excited to help the Board, Shar and the executive team find new and meaningful ways to bring people together,” said Stephen Bailey.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Joey, Shar and the rest of the Match Group Board,” said Melissa Brenner. “Match Group is an incredibly innovative organization with an inspiring mission and I look forward to helping shape the future of the company as it enters this next phase of growth.”
“Most millennials and Gen Z can’t remember what dating was like before the advent of Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge,” said Ryan Reynolds. “These brands have enormous responsibility and opportunities to affect societies, all while embracing new technologies and remaining at the forefront of pop culture. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and work with the team on their future growth and success.”
Reynolds is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, film & television producer and marketing executive. He has been nominated for Golden Globe and Grammy awards, and has won several awards through his career including MTV Movie Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Reynolds is an owner of Aviation American Gin and Mint Mobile, which delivers affordable, premium wireless service directly to consumers. He is also the co-founder of marketing agency Maximum Effort Productions and was named to AdWeek’s Creative 100 List, which honors the most creative people across advertising, marketing and television. In 2019, Maximum Effort Productions was also responsible for Aviation Gin being named Adweek’s top advertiser.