|Tune In And Watch||May 18th - May 24th 2014. Volume 2, Issue 20|
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|WHAT'S MISSING THIS SUMMER?
Parents and kids have always depended on movies as a staple of Summer. This year, however, the tide is out on films aimed at youngsters. But the family-friendly drought may leave room for slightly older-skewing films.
Among these, Disney's "Maleficent," out May 30th, the re-telling of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" from the perspective of the villainous witch. There's the sci-fi "Earth to Echo," and Marvel offerings including "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Amazing Spider Man 2," and Guardians of the Galaxy."
Carrying the torch for kid-friendly films will be "How To Train Your Dragon 2," which bows June 13, "Planes: Fire&Rescue" launching July 18th and "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles" that debuts August 8th.
While studio sources admit it's clearly not as busy a kids summer as usual, families will still find some great movie choices available.
MARVEL ASKS FANS TO CHOOSE
BEST OF 75 YEARS OF COMICS
The publisher is recruiting fans to select the contents of its 75th Anniversary blockbuster edition due for release in November. It is slated to contain some of the greatest stories published throughout the company's history.
Asking for suggestions about which stories get included in the one-time 1200 page edition is one of the ways Marvel Entertainment plans to celebrate and salute fan base loyalty.
In a statement announcing the crowd-sourcing effort, Marvel Comics executives point out that "Marvel's 75th Anniversary belongs to fans as it does to creators and everyone behind the scenes. They have always been an integral and vocal part of making Marvel what it is today."
Fans are invited to email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the most popular stories going forward for selection in the November-release hardcover collection, "Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus." Seventy-five of the most popular stories from reader suggestions will also be released as a digital exclusive collection.
In 2001, when the publisher held a reader poll for their favorite Marvel stories, "Amazing Fantasy #15---the first appearance of Spider Man---won.
SHOP WINDOWS GO DIGITAL
AS DUMMIES GET SMARTER
A London-based tech startup, Iconeme Ltd., has invented department store mannequins that can talk to customers. Via shoppers' smartphones, the technologically enhanced dummies can transmit information about the clothes on display direct to an app customers can download on their mobile devices.
Iconeme's hardware, which works within 100 yards of phones with the app turned on, enables retailers beam price, where the product is located in-store as well as links to purchasing online. According to its developers, the technology shows how lines between off and online shopping is blurring.
With more shoppers using mobile devices while browsing, this technology ensures an ideal focal point whether in-store or window-shopping.
VANS BRINGS THE FORCE WITH
THE STAR WARS COLLECTION
Following the recent casting reveal for the "Star Wars: Episode VII" film, Vans has announced the release of a new collection inspired by the original Star Wars Trilogy.
The range of men's and women's shoes and apparel features Star Wars characters in fun prints, from Yoda blending in to a Hawaiian-style print to Boba Fett---along with Death Star, Darth Vador and the Storm Trooper getting the cameo treatment. The collection will be available this June at Vans stores, select locations and on www.vans.com.
The L.A.-based skater brand's premium line, Vault by Vans, will also launch two rare Vans prints that incorporate the film's iconic villains. The Miami print includes a collage of Imperial AT-ATs Walkers, while the Pirate design goes dark with Darth Vader and Storm Troopers in a skull-and-sword pattern.
Only 300 pairs of the premium Vans styles will be produced, so be sure to grab a pair when they become available May 4th (Star Wars Day, natch) at select Vans locations and on www.vans.com.
Looks like becoming a Jedi (shoe) master won't be so difficult after all.
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