Three weeks after its title character was promised a makeover, video game adaptation “Sonic the Hedgehog” is now due four months later than expected, with a new February 2020 date announced. Sonic the Hedgehog didn’t quite look his usual self in the debut trailer for his self-titled movie. Its director, Jeff Fowler, is now following up on an earlier promise to make adjustments to Sonic’s appearance with news that the movie will be released later than first announced. The hashtag, “No VFX artists were harmed in the making of this movie,” relates to discussions around the reasonableness of requests to rework Sonic’s appearance, the relatively short six-month gap between debut trailer and original November release date, and working conditions in the animation (and video game) industries. Read also: Hollywood on the hunt for hit Japanese games The trailer’s version of Sonic made departures from the character’s classic looks in terms of … [Read more...] about ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie now set for 2020
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By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
PARIS: "Yellow vest" protesters gathered in Paris and other French cities Saturday (May 11) for the 26th straight week of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron, with scattered incidents of violence but overall a marked decline in the size of the crowds.Several hundred people began marching near the Jussieu university in the centre of the capital, chosen to show solidarity with teachers who went on strike this week against an education reform project."It's going to be a day in support of parents, families and everyone in the education system," Jean-Christophe Valentin, a city hall worker at the rally, told AFP.With protests outlawed on the Champs-Elysees and a large part of central Paris, organisers had called for "national" rallies in the cities of Lyon and Nantes.Around 2,000 to 3,000 people turned out in both cities, AFP journalists estimated, confirming the decline in attendance since the protests began in November, when it hit a high of 282,000 across France.The interior … [Read more...] about Sporadic clashes as ‘yellow vests’ rally in France
MANILA -- Indie shoegaze/dream pop duo Scott, composed of vocalist-guitarist Alyster Ballori and guitarist Francis Delgado, is releasing its extended play album, "Only the Good Memories," on Saturday at Tomato Kick off Tomas Morato in Quezon City. Perfect for dreamy nights and these hot summer days, "Only the Good Memories" features eight shimmering tracks of hope amidst the bad. Ballori, who is also Scott’s chief songwriter, said the EP "is a collection of different stories taking only the good memories from it and leaving the bad ones out.” “Writing the songs has been a healing experience for me," he said. It starts off with songs about moving on and leaving the bad memories behind and finishes with songs like "Butterflies," which is about being okay with being okay, and "Strangers," which is about first dates. “Summer” is the first proper song on the album that saunters in dreamy fashion before going into full My Bloody Valentine fuzz. (The … [Read more...] about News Indie shoegazer band Scott to release EP
By Nicole Friedman WSJ Erik Holm WSJ Thu., May 2, 2019 Warren Buffett has always known how to make a buck. As the annual meeting for his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has grown in popularity over the years, Mr. Buffett and his staff have gone to greater and greater lengths to make sure attendees have plenty to spend their money on. For more than a decade, the meeting has been held at a massive arena in downtown Omaha, Neb., big enough to accommodate the tens of thousands who now make the pilgrimage to the event, often called “Woodstock for Capitalists.” The arena is adjoined by a 194,300-square-foot exhibit hall, and on Berkshire weekend, it is filled with products from dozens of Berkshire-owned companies, offering everything from candy and soda to mobile homes and chartered plane flights. Not all of Berkshire’s 60-odd subsidiaries participate, but a look at the floor of the exhibit hall offers a glimpse at just how vast Mr. Buffett’s empire has … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett’s empire, in 194,300 square feet