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Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet, died at the age of 82



Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet, died at the age of 82.

Gary Paulsen, best known for penning young adult fiction novels such as Hatchet, The River, and Woodsong, died this morning at the age of 82, according to a tweet from Publishers Weekly. Paulsen wrote more than 200 stories about adventure and survival in the woods. He competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1983 and authored two memoirs on his sled dog racing experience, Woodsong and Winterdance, the latter of which inspired the 2002 film Snow Dogs.

Fans of Paulsen took to Twitter to pay their respects to the daring author. Blair Braverman, a dog sledder and novelist, “came in love with mushing through Gary Paulsen’s stories about his sled dogs.” The author of the Lunch Lady series, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, described his conversation with Paulsen earlier this year as “an honour of a lifetime.” Pan Macmillian published Paulsen’s most recent book, How to Train Your Dad, in September 2021.


Eternals Review: Gives The MCU The Impact It Requires



Eternals Review: Gives The MCU The Impact It Requires

We know what to anticipate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after 13 years, four Avengers films, and 21 other blockbusters. There’ll be plenty of action and spectacle, as well as brilliant character crossovers, with just enough subtly knowing humor to balance out the occasional tragic exit or life-ending hiccup.

There have undoubtedly been stumbling blocks along the way, not to mention a lamentable lack of diversity and inclusion. What is undeniable is that Kevin Feige and his cohorts have built Hollywood’s most dependable hit factory, with a ready worldwide audience eager to consume more of the same.

They’ll know they’re getting something unusual as soon as Eternals begins. A new cosmic mythology is unveiled in the form of a Star Wars-style scroll, in which all-powerful entities known as Celestials rule the roost from the heavens, while ageless warriors known as the Eternals execute their bidding on Earth. A dizzying opening volley places these ten heroes in Mesopotamia in 5020 B.C., where they use their superpowers to defend a beachhead from a snarling sea-beast armed with whirling serpentine tentacles.

Meanwhile, instead of Michael Giacchino’s majestic fanfare, the Marvel emblem is accompanied by Pink Floyd’s “Time” — a wise choice for a film that spans 7,000 years of human history and spends much of its two hours and thirty minutes hopping between millennia like a hyperactive Tardis.

On paper, comic-book pioneer Jack Kirby’s unbounded inventiveness and Oscar-winning Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s low-key naturalism appear to be irreconcilable poles apart. On-screen, however, they work together to create a film of epic scope and ambition, with a keening, melancholy soulfulness at its core that begs serious reflection on existential ambiguities.

The Eternals, lead by Salma Hayek’s Ajak, a maternal healer with Wonder Woman’s sense of style, are tasked with combating ‘Deviants,’ such as the aforementioned sea creature, and have been specifically warned not to intervene in human matters. But how can an empath like Sersi (Gemma Chan) not have feelings for the mortals she coexists with after so many centuries? And how could a shape-shifter like Sprite (Lia McHugh), a fellow immortal cursed to be the girl who never grows up for all time, not is fascinated about life as a mature and fecund woman?

These aren’t the kinds of questions Iron Man and Thor had in mind as they scoured the galaxy for Infinity Stones. The MCU’s latest ensemble, which we watch gradually reunite in the present day in reaction to a series of mysterious earthquakes that foretell a rupture in the current world order, has a lot more of a Zack Snyder’s Justice League vibe to it.

Exotic flashbacks to ancient Babylon and 16th-century South America illustrate why the now-separated Eternals need to be reassembled, as well as why Thena (a fairly underused Angelina Jolie with a false English accent) isn’t quite the force she once was. Meanwhile, a funny stopover in India finds Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo reimagined as a Bollywood starring man, complete with a devoted valet (Harish Patel) who records his every word.

Because reassembling the team takes so long, certain people are bound to receive less attention than others. Unfortunately, Brian Tyree Henry’s gay family guy Phastos and Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff’s much-heralded casting as speed dynamo Makkari amounts to nothing more than a cameo, with the latter’s much-heralded casting as speed dynamo Makkari amounting to little more than a cameo.

It’s a shame that more was not done to integrate Ridloff – and the sign language in which she so brilliantly converses – more fluidly into the plot in the year of CODA and Rose Ayling-Ellis on the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing. As it is, we’re left wanting more from her – something we can’t say for Richard Madden’s Superman-like Ikaris, Barry Keoghan’s glum mind-controller Druig, or Kit Harington’s Dane, a bland love interest for Chan’s sensual Sersi, whose part appears set to be expanded in future installments.

Fans expecting Black Widow’s slam-bang escapism and Shang-genre-based Chi’s certainty may be caught off guard by Zhao’s toying with the established formula. Despite its Guardians-style banter, her risk pays off with a film that has a purposefulness and gravitas that feels strikingly similar to Denis Villeneuve’s recent Dune.

This is undoubtedly the first Marvel film to make references to both the Hiroshima bombing and the Tenochtitlan massacre of 1520, and the parallels it draws between overcrowding and extinction appear to be specifically targeted to current environmental concerns. The fact that it can do so while also dressing Don Lee’s Gilgamesh in a fluffy pink romper suit speaks well for a franchise that appears to be capable of branching out in multiple directions.

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Actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on Friends has died



Actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on Friends has died

James According to his spokesperson Toni Benson, Michael Tyler, who played the coffee shop manager Gunther on the television program “Friends,” died quietly at his home on Sunday. He was 59 years old at the time.

“The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), from the hit series Friends, but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband,” Benson’s statement read.

Tyler died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday, according to Benson, after a battle with prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with within 2018.

“Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures. If you met him once you made a friend for life,” the statement read.

He was most known for his ten seasons as Gunther, the manager of the Central Perk coffee shop and Rachel’s admirer on the legendary 1990s TV sitcom, although he also appeared in “Scrubs,” “Modern Music,” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

The “Friends” Twitter account wrote, “Warner Bros. Television mourns the passing of James Michael Tyler, a beloved actor and important member of our FRIENDS family.” “Our hearts go out to his family, friends, coworkers, and fans.”

Tyler originally revealed he was battling Stage 4 prostate cancer in June when he told NBC’s Today Show that his disease was detected during a routine medical when he was 56 years old.

He said that the illness had spread to his bones, rendering him unable to walk. Hormone therapy was used to help him.

According to the Mayo Clinic, prostate cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in males in the United States. Some varieties of prostate cancer grow slowly and require little or no therapy, while others are aggressive and spread quickly.

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Army of Thieves: release date, cast, trailer and plot



Army of Thieves

Army of Thieves: release date, cast, trailer and plot

The premiere date for the new drama series Army of Thieves has been set.

The two-hour-and-eight-minute video will be released on Netflix  in October end 2021.

When will Army of Thieves be released?

Army of Thieves will be available for streaming on Netflix on October 29th, 2021.

Who is in the cast of Army of Thieves?

Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Gwendoline in Army of Thieves, is a British actor. Emmanuel began her career in the theatre, when she appeared in The Lion King.

Ruby O, who portrays Korina, the expert hacker, and British comedian Guz Khan, who plays Rolph, the getaway driver, co-star with her in this film. Stuart Martin also appears in this cast as Brad Cage, the “real-life action hero.”

What is the storey of Army of Thieves?

The Army of Thieves, as the name suggests, is a collection of people that use their high-level abilities, such as hacking and getaway driving, to participate in unlawful activity, specifically heisting. The upcoming film is described as an American-German heist romantic comedy film full of action and intrigue.

Army of Thieves is the precursor to Army of The Dead (2021), as well as the planned prequel to the Army of the Dead film trilogy.

Is a trailer for Army of Thieves available?

The Army Thieves trailer is now available to see on Netflix or YouTube. It’s a suspenseful trailer that promises plenty of action, romance, comedy, and, of course, heisting. It alludes to Gwendoline’s blossoming romance with a newbie to the squad, Ludwig. It appears to be one to look forward to.

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