BLACK PANTHER is Exploding at the Box Office with Over $387 Million Worldwide!

It looks like Marvel's Black Panther is going to explode over Presidents Day weekend! The movie is blowing away expectations! It was originally estimated that the movie would $100 to $120 million on its opening weekend but has soared to an estimated $192 million domestically for the three-day portion of the weekend as it plays in 4,020 theaters. That makes it the highest debut ever for a February movie beating out Deadpool, which made $132.4 million in 2016. Projections also have it making over $387 million at the worldwide box office! How freakin' great is that!?

The movie is expected to gross over $218.2 million domestically through Monday. On Friday, the movie made $76 million, which is the eighth-highest opening day in box office history and the third largest opening day ever for a Marvel Studios film.

Black Panther was made on $200 million budget. And in case you haven't heard, it's the first Marvel movie sinceThe Avengers to receive an A+ CinemaScore.

Black Panther is certainly getting a lot of love, and it deserves it. It turned out to be a great film and Black Panther obviously has a long future in the MCU! Are you happy to see that Black Panther is succeeding? 

Chinese Figure Skaters Perform to STAR WARS Soundtrack at Winter Olympics

Star Wars is not very popular in China. That’s why it is surprising that at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, free skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang from China performed their routine to songs from those films. The songs used were "Leia" from the original trilogy and "Jyn Erso Suite" from Rogue One. The routine is pretty cool to watch, too. I can’t believe that figure skaters don’t get slashed up with how close faces get to the skates. Also, can we talk about how strong he’s got to be in order to hold her up one handed? Color me impressed. I guess their choice in music is another testament to how good the soundtrack has been for Star Wars movies. Even if you don’t like the movies, it’s hard to not like the beautiful music. Unfortunately, we don't have footage from the Olympics, but here's their routine from last year's Skate America.

DETECTIVE PIKACHU Adds Rita Ora to the Cast and Release Date Announced

The latest person to join the Detective Pikachu film is singer-actress Rita Ora. Ora just had a supporting role in Fifty Shades Freed and now she’s going for a more family-friendly movie as she joins Ken Watanabe and Suki Waterhouse as support in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film from Legendary.

Just like Waterhouse, the details of Ora’s character are being kept secret. The cast for this film is getting pretty diverse and pretty crazy in my opinion. I’m most interested in seeing some footage of Ryan Reynolds in the motion-capture suit for the role, though. The movie also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), and Ken Watanabe.

The story of Detective Pikachu centers around Smith’s character’s father getting kidnapped. He teams up with Pikachu (Reynolds) to help find him. Newton plays a journalist who helps them on their quest. Ken Watanabe will play a new character created for the film called Detective Yoshida.

The movie is being directed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman from a script that is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character.

In addition to the casting announcement, It's reported that the release date for the film will be May 10, 2019.

Via: Den of Geek

Metal Cover of the Pokemon Theme Features Original Vocalist

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Covers of awesome theme songs can be a lot of fun to listen to. What’s even cooler is if the artist can combine their cover with the original in some way. Jonathan Young recently did this with a metal cover of the “Pokemon Theme” that featured Jason Paige. Paige was the original singer for the original theme all those years ago when Pokemon first came to the United States. The song starts with Young doing the vocals, then Paige enters as backup before finally getting the spotlight he deserves. The video is promoting Young’s Pokemon Metal Album which is available on iTunes and Google Play and Amazon.

Flashback: Remember When POKEMON Had A Live Stage Show?

Before we get too excited about the live stage show for Jurassic World, let's not forget this isn't the first stage show to attempt to blow our minds with something of this nature. I remember begging my parents to take me to this back before the Pokemon movie was released because my sister and I were Pokemon crazy and were always blowing cash on Pokemon stuff. Looking at this commercial now, I'm glad they spared me this experience. Let's just hope this Jurassic World show is going to be better than this:

Watch This Flying Car Get Absolutely Destroyed

In case you needed to know whether or not technology is there for flying cars, here you go. In an incredibly horrifying video, the Light sport Ni43RS skyrunner gets absolutely destroyed shortly after takeoff when it collided with a building not that far away. Take a look (via Jalopnik) and continue reading below:

Surprisingly, neither passenger was killed in the incident, but both suffered serious injuries. My question is even if this test went well...what viability does this product have in a consumer's market? You can't really use it anywhere but on flat land, and even then it looks incredibly sketchy! Also, why did absolutely no one react to that crash? No screaming, swearing, rushing to their aid...it's very bizarre.

Side note, what year do you think flying cars become a thing? Do you think they ever will?

Netflix Just Mashed Up BREAKING BAD With That Scene From BLACK MIRROR

Ever since Black Mirror featured a brief cameo by Aaron Paul, fans of Breaking Bad have been searching for a way to connect the two worlds. Now, Netflix has had a little fun and combined the two worlds by mashing together a scene from Breaking Bad with the scene from "U.S.S. Callister," and it's amazing. Check it out and let us know if you'd like to see Aaron Paul star in his own Black Mirror episode. 

CinemaSins Finally Tackles FIFTY SHADES DARKER

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It is no secret that many people (myself included) believe the Fifty Shades movies are a blight on this world. They glamorize abusive relationships that are just awful and the story is poorly written. I know, it’s an easy target, but these movies deserve the CinemaSins treatment and the one for Fifty Shades Darker hit the nail on the head so many times. The final film, Fifty Shades Freed, is now in theaters, but I would recommend something else, such as finding a way to watch any of these great TV shows that ended too early.

Check Out THE ISLANDER, An Indie Farming Simulator On A Tropical Island

Ever since Harvest Moon made farming simulators cool back in the day, most games in this genre have always taken place in a far off country village where the player would usually inherit a farmland from a deceased relative, usually the player’s grandfather. 

However, a new indie farming simulator seeks to change the traditional setting by letting players run their farms on a tropical island instead. The Islander gives players more control on the environment by letting you design the island from the very beginning. Players who opt not to customize their own island can also let the game generate one automatically, but c’mon, where’s the fun in that?

Of course, even though the game takes place in a slightly different environment, the mechanics are still pretty much the same with other farming simulator games. Players can harvest crops, earn money, customize their farm island and get help from little assistants known in this game as “cocobots.” As players gain experience points and increase their level, they can unlock several new crops, plants, animals, and decorations for the farm. Check out some screenshots of the game below:

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Looking at the game’s official description on Steam, it seems like The Islander is taking a page from Stardew Valley’s book, as the objective of The Islander is to give players a relaxing, laid-back gameplay “designed to ease your mind and soul.”  Furthermore, The Islander “is not a game that requires fast fingers or sharp reflexes.” As a big fan of farming simulator games ever since I was a kid, The Islander seems like a pretty interesting game to try, especially considering the fact that it has an 87% positive rating on Steam. The Islander is available for $2.99.

What do you think of this game? Is running a farm on a tropical island appealing to you? Let us know what you think of it. 

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