Hail to the chief. Advertisement Before Laura Kinney takes off the Wolverine mantle in the present day to become X-23 once more, All-New Wolverine is heading to the future for a story set long after she’s traded in Wolverine for an altogether new adventure called, obviously, “Old Woman Laura.” Kicking off in this week’s All-New Wolverine #33—by Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas, Nolan Woodard, and Cory Petit—the issue flings us into an indeterminate future where a lot has changed for Laura and her formerly-preteen clone Gabby. First, it’s Gabby herself operating as Wolverine, complete with a slick new suit that combines “Stark-level Graphene” and Vibranium to make Gabby look a little bit like X-Men-meets-Tron. But why has Laura handed over the reigns and some rad-looking neon claws? Because her current role is a bit bigger than superhero: She’s become the queen of Marvel’s premiere fictitious Southeast Asian nation, … [Read more...] about All-New Wolverine
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The boy can't have been more than 10 years old. Shaved head, piercing brown eyes and goofy teeth.Our moment with him was fleeting but chilling and deeply sad.In Arabic, he first quoted a verse from the Koran: "God says, 'Turn to Allah with sincere repentance in the hope that your Lord will remove you from your ills'."He was asking us to repent our sins.And then, calmly, he said: "We're going to kill you by slaughtering you. We will slaughter you." Advertisement As he finished, he looked straight into the lens of our camera.I have watched the footage back now over and over. Does he know what he is saying? Does he believe it? Has he seen others being slaughtered? How do you heal a young mind so damaged? More from Islamic State Inside Syrian jail: Doctors and Londoners among Islamic State prisoners Aidan James: Brit who went to fight in Syria against IS is jailed under terror offences Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Former IS leader's wife captured by Turkish forces … [Read more...] about Islamic State: New ‘mini caliphate’ forms at Syrian holding camp
Photo: Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images A bullwhip. A pink ukelele. A pair of pliers. A bowl of Hershey kisses. They’re all laid out neatly on a table in front of me in this small Los Angeles art gallery, where I stand alone, waiting. A young, hesitant woman emerges from behind a curtained-off room, looking surprised to see me. “Sorry,” she says. “Um … we’re not ready.” Before the black curtain falls back into place behind her, I spy a figure in the next room, a man wearing a tuxedo with a brown bag pulled over his head, onto which are scrawled the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.” It’s only the briefest glimpse, but anyone who’s been online this past week would immediately recognize the masked figure as Shia LaBeouf. The actor made headlines last weekend when he stormed out of a Berlin press conference for his new film Nymphomaniac after muttering a weird, plagiarized line about sardines; he’d later show up to … [Read more...] about Holding Hands and Shedding Tears With Shia LaBeouf at His New Art Show
During the SXSW festival, the first footage from Stephen King's IT debuted. And it terrified audiences. It left fans literally screaming in the isles. As we anxiously await a sneak peek at this adaptation for ourselves, a new image has arrived. And it teases what had audiences so worked up in the first place. Here, we see Pennywise the Clown preying upon poor Georgie in an iconic moment that has the killer clown emerging from the sewer. Scary, right? The image is from the latest edition of Empire magazine. It features Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise and the backside of Jackson Robert Scott as poor Georgie. The image appears to be from one of the scenes shown off at SXSW, as earlier described by Bloody Disgusting. "The trailer opens with footage of Bill Denbrough making a paper boat for his little brother Georgie. We then move outside, where Georgie is chasing his boat in a rainstorm as it floats next to the curb. Suddenly, Georgie runs right into a street barrier, which knocks him … [Read more...] about Scary New IT Photo Has Pennywise Preying on Georgie
Photo: Clarke Tolton “This is the mall I lost my virginity at,” Randall Park says as he eases his aqua RAV4 into a spot near the J.C. Penney at the Westfield Culver City. We’re discreetly in the shadow of the Marina Freeway. He leans back and gazes into the distance: It was 1993, and his high-school girlfriend had returned from college just as he was beginning his first year at UCLA. He doesn’t remember if they had planned to do it right there, in the back of his Corolla in a parking lot — just that it would be the first time for both of them and that they had been anticipating this moment for months with the intensity and sincerity of, well, virgins. “I have letters that we sent to each other building it up, like, ‘This is gonna be so special, and it’s gonna be great,’ ” he says. “And it was just horrible. It didn’t last long. It was clumsy. I remember afterward thinking, It was supposed to be so much … [Read more...] about Randall Park’s Small-Town L.A.