Check Out The New Trailer For Phineas And Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe

Disney+ shared the trailer for its upcoming out-of-this-world original movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” which premieres on Friday, August 28. 

“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Voice talent reprising their roles from the original series and movie include: Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa Doofenshmirtz; Tyler Mann as Carl; and Povenmire and Marsh as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram, respectively. David Errigo Jr. joins the cast as Ferb Fletcher. 

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Fisher-Price’s My Home Office Playset

Better grab a latte to go, that report is due this morning and there’s a call with the dog across the street after naptime. With the Fisher-Price My Home Office set, your preschooler is the boss of their own work station at home, the local coffee shop, or the moon. This 8-piece pretend play set includes a pretend laptop, 4 fabric apps to attach to the computer screen, a wood smartphone and headset for all those important business calls, and a to-go cup for kids to sip their favorite beverage. Urgent call from the cat: the busy business requires immediate attention.

Features:

– Preschoolers ages 3 years and up can work from home or anywhere with this 8-piece pretend office play set
– Pretend laptop and 4 fabric apps that attach to computer screen to work on different projects
– Wooden smartphone and headset lets kids take all their important business calls
– Break time! To-go cup lets kids sip their favorite beverage
– Play set comes in gift-ready package that’s great for storage, too

This item will be released on August 12, 2020. Pre-order HERE for $24.99.

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Gerard Way On Klaus’s Hollywood Hijinks In Umbrella Academy Spinoff You Look Like Death

With three Umbrella Academy story arcs under his belt, writer Gerard Way is branching out with the series’ very first spinoff, You Look Like Death. The story centers around Klaus/The Séance, perhaps the most troubled member of the Hargreeves brood, who suffers from a horrible drug habit and a supernatural ability to commune with the dead.

“Of all of the siblings, Klaus was always the first one I wanted to explore, because I had a lot of ideas about what happened to him in the ten years before ‘Apocalypse Suite,’” Way, who is also known as the frontman of My Chemical Romance, shared. “It felt like a big story in itself. Since then, I’ve filled in the gaps on what the other siblings were up to in that ten-year span and I’d like to explore those stories as well. Klaus was always the first, though.”

After he’s kicked out of the UA mansion by his father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (aka “The Monocle”), an 18-year-old Klaus heads to Hollywood, where he contends with magical narcotics and a vampiric drug lord. For Way, the glamorous and sun-soaked Tinseltown setting was the perfect place in which to test the troubled young hero.

“Los Angeles is a place where you can very easily lose sight of who you are, and that is what is happening to Klaus in this series,” he explained. “We see him develop stronger habits and explore more extreme things than he had before. Los Angeles is also a place with a strong dark side, as well as this undercurrent of the occult. It is also a place where somewhat nefarious people transplanted here can more easily thrive and spread out roots, so there’s a good chance Klaus runs the risk of getting chewed up and spit out.”

For this project, Way re-teamed with his Fabulous Killjoys co-writer, Shaun Simon. In terms of artwork, he recruited I.N.J. Culbard (Everything, The New Deadwardians) for the interiors. Way’s Umbrella Academy co-creator, Gabriel Bá, is drawing the covers for each issue, while Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, Fight Club 3), oversees lettering.

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 (I.N.J. Culbard Variant Cover)

“I absolutely love I.N.J.’s art. I had seen some of his older work, as well as his horror work that made us feel like he would really capture the moodiness, darkness, and emotions of a story like this,” Way said. “He also captures the fading glamour of the setting and characters. I was inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’s novel, Less Than Zero, and the film version of it as well, and I think Ian is great at capturing that seedy raw energy. And he draws a great Klaus — as well as the other characters we see — and the rest of the siblings.”

Staying true to past UA releases, the spinoff adopts an pseudo-anachronistic aesthetic that’s meant to keep the reader unsure of the time period. It’s a stylistic choice that fits nicely into the Los Angeles backdrop, which, as the nexus of the American entertainment industry, can’t help but evoke romantic (and seedy) thoughts of bygone eras.

“You definitely get to see more of the world, specifically Hollywood, in the Umbrella Academy universe,” Way continued. “Like all things Umbrella Academy, you can’t exactly tell what year it is, but things tend to look classic, or like they did during the heyday or golden age of something, where our first understanding of the place or activity came from. This Hollywood feels like the Hollywood we have seen in old classic films, but has that slight alternate reality, and sometimes more modern feeling, that Umbrella Academy things do.”

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 (Leo Romero Variant Cover)

As Way alluded to earlier, You Look Like Death is just one piece of a larger puzzle that fills in the gaps of what happened in the 10 years before the Hargreeves children were brought back together in the wake of Sir Reginald’s death. However, it might be some time before we see all of those other stories told.

“There are other ideas for sure as far as Umbrella Academy siblings getting their own series, all of them very different from each other — and there are other writers and creators I want to work with on those — but I wanted to bring the focus back to the main Umbrella Academy story arc,” Way admitted.

On that note, the writer/musician revealed that Vol. 4 of the mainstream series will be entitled “Sparrow Academy.” Dark Horse has yet to reveal any rollout plans for it, but Way promised that the plot would answer a major question fans have been asking since the very beginning.

“[It] deals with a very big reveal in the Umbrella Academy universe, something that had been secret for a long time, and our siblings learn a lot about what was happening behind the scenes, as well as discovering the true nature of some characters that have been with them since the beginning,” Way teased. “The series finally starts to answer the question: ‘What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?’ The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore.”

You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1 goes on sale Wednesday, September 16.

Reprinted from Forbes

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Walmart To Offer Fee Drive-In Movies In Parking Lots At 160 Stores

Grab your popcorn! Walmart is lifting the curtain on plans for the Walmart Drive-in, a drive-in movie theater experience, which is rolling into 160 Walmart stores across the country beginning this month, created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival.

Available for free to Walmart customers, the Walmart Drive-in will transform Walmart parking lots into outdoor cinemas from August 14 through October 21 with 320 showings of hit movies. Starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET, families can visit www.TheWalmartDriveIn.com to discover dates, store locations and the movies for each stop of the movie tour.

The Walmart Drive-in promises families a fun, contact-free experience where they can watch popular films thoughtfully curated by the Tribeca Film Festival. Audiences will be welcomed back to the big screen to enjoy a wide range of films safely from their own vehicle, including:

-Inspiring sports stories like Friday Night Lights, The Karate Kid and Space Jam

-Blockbuster franchises including Black Panther, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spy Kids, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies and Wonder Woman

-Out-of-this-world stories like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ghostbusters and Men in Black: International

-Nostalgic favorites including Back to The Future, Beetlejuice, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz

-Inspiring true stories from Dolphin Tale to Selena

-Animated features every member of the family can enjoy like Cars, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie and Madagascar

Ahead of each feature presentation, audiences will screen one of a number of short films, including Bilby, Bird Karma, Brooklyn Breeze, Crow: The Legend, Fire In Cardboard City, Invasion!, Looney Tunes’ Boo! Appetweet and Marooned.

During the tour, filmmakers and special guests will help Walmart celebrate bringing back the big screen to communities across the country. Drew Barrymore will serve as virtual host for all events, welcoming guests to a fun family night experience. She will also make a surprise in-person appearance at one location. Families will be also be treated to surprise virtual or in-person appearances from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz at select showings.

For the complete movie-going experience, families can stock up on their favorite theater concessions to bring along with them through Walmart’s convenient pickup or delivery services.

To reserve a space for the Walmart Drive-in, customers can visit www.TheWalmartDriveIn.com starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET to pick their desired date and location. Once confirmed, customers will receive an email with a QR code, which will grant their vehicle entry on the day of the event.

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Watch The Boys Final Trailer

Amazon Prime Video has debuted the final trailer for the second season of The Boys. The first three episodes of season two premiere Friday, September 4, with new episodes available each Friday following, culminating in an epic season finale on October 9. The eight-episode Amazon Original series will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world, and is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.

The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Recurring stars in season two include Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito returning as Vought boss Stan Edgar, among others.

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Sideshow: Fine Art Prints Vol. 1 Book

Sideshow Collectibles’ limitless passion for creativity and entertainment has led them to become a leading source of premium, highly sought-after pop-culture collectibles—and their collection of art prints is no exception. Working with top artists such as Alex Ross, Adi Granov, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and more, Sideshow has developed a series of beautifully crafted prints based on films, comics, TV, and animation. These officially licensed illustrations are inspired by countless fan-favorite properties, including everything from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, to iconic classics like Terminator, Alien, Transformers, and more. Collecting the very best of Sideshow prints in one extraordinary volume, this book is a must have for art enthusiasts and pop-culture fans everywhere.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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The Secrets of Tenet Book

From Director Christopher Nolan comes a mind-blowing espionage thriller so unique that audiences will puzzle over its intricacies for years to come. The Secrets of Tenet takes readers on an exclusive journey into Nolan’s time-bending masterpiece, offering rare insights into all aspects of its creation. Featuring in-depth commentary from Nolan himself and a range of other key collaborators—including producer Emma Thomas and production designer Nathan Crowley—The Secrets of Tenet delivers an essential masterclass that lays bare the director’s process and his singular creative vision. Illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes imagery and compelling conceptual art, this is the ultimate exploration of a film guaranteed to linger in the imagination long into the future . . . and perhaps the past.

Pre-order the book HERE.

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Oskar Blues / French’s Mustard Beer

French’s Yellow Mustard has partnered with Oskar Blues Brewery to introduce a Mustard Beer in honor of National Mustard Day.

The teams at Oskar Blues and French’s wanted to come together to create the brightest, boldest brew of the summer, just in time for National Mustard Day and backyard grilling. And what goes better with BBQ than Classic Yellow Mustard and beer? Nothing else, that’s what.

The beer itself is a light, summery wheat ale that was brewed with tart hints of citrus and of course, yellow mustard.

“This is mustard that’s sipped, not squeezed. For National Mustard Day, we created the brightest brewski you’ll ever taste, perfect for summer barbecues. It’s a semi-tart tropical wheat beer infused with citrus fruits to complement French’s Classic Yellow Mustard. The flavor includes hints of key lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit to create a tart, refreshing match for the spice and zip of the mustard. Grab a can and see for yourself. After all, it’s mustard o’clock somewhere.”

This limited edition French’s Mustard Beer was available for purchase on August 1 and sold out immediately.

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You’ll Be All Ears With This Adorable Baby Yoda Amazon Echo Dot Stand

Otterbox partnered with Amazon to create an adorable Baby Yoda (The Child) stand for the Amazon Echo Dot.

The stand features a stellar design that brings home the cutest bounty in the galaxy. It’s made for simple installation and designed for easy interaction with the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) — allowing you to continue enjoying the same great Alexa experience.

The item is available for pre-order for $24.95 with a shipping date of August 20, 2020.

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Jackpot Tiers in Online Slots – How Do They Work?

Walk into any land-based casino, and the first thing you will notice is slot machines with flashy lights on top displaying the jackpots. This is the same case for online casinos. The moment you launch into your account, your first glance will be the massive jackpots of certain slots. But what are jackpot tiers and how do they work.

What Are Progressive Slots?

Jackpot tiers in online slots are also referred to as progressive slots. It is the jackpot that progresses whenever a player makes a bet. A small portion of that bet is taken and added to the amount. If someone hits the jackpot, then the amount resets to a lower amount and then begins growing again.

Progressive slots come in different sizes with some amounting to a few euros while others can go to millions. They are available in different forms, each bringing different prizes and game rules. However, the most important thing is to understand how these machines work out and how different they are from regular slots. So let’s get started.

Types of Progressive Slots

Before any further ado, it is important we understand the types of multi jackpot tiers of slot machines. There are about five common types of these games:

1. Single-Level Progressives
2. Multi-level progressives
3. Wide-Area slots
4. Local Progressive Slots
5. Symbol-driven progressive
6. Bonus-drive jackpots

This was once the only type of jackpot tiers when slots were invented. A display meter on the top or sides of the machine could show one big amount that kept increasing whenever players wagered on the game. But to win this rising amount, gamers had to line up a combination of various symbols.

The single-level progressive pokies are quite rare in the gaming market, but you can find them in 3-reel or classic slots. One good example of a game with this jackpot type is Blazing 7s.

Symbol-Driven Progressives

This is the most common jackpot tier. Its concept is actually applied to all forms of progressives. In symbol-driven games, you need to line winning combinations to receive a payout. The number of symbols you need varies from one slot to the other. For instance, a 3-reel slot might require a combination of three of the jackpot triggering symbols while 5-reel video slot might need five of them. A good example of a symbol-driven slot is Golden Goddess Mega slots, which requires the player to land five wild symbols on an active payline.

Multi-Level Progressives

Most online progressive slots have multiple jackpots. It was first started by Aristocrat Technology, which featured the now common progressive levels Mini, Major, Minor, and Mega. Just from these names, you can know that mini jackpots are the smallest prize while mega contains the highest amount. The latter is difficult to hit while those with a few euros can be won often.

But Aristocrat’s system is not the only one in the market. There are other multi-level progressive slots that use other forms using precious stones like bronze and sapphire.

A great example of a multi-level progressive slot is Mega Moolah by Microgaming. It uses the Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand system.

Local Progressive Slots

This is also referred to as linked-progressives. It defines as jackpots found in only one casino, and that is linked to other games. If that amount is won, all the machines will reset. Normally, this jackpot-tier can go up to $100,000.

Wide-Area Slots 

Unlike the local progressive slots, wide-area progressives (WAP), can be found in a bigger area and not just one casino. It is the most common type that links slots games from multiple casinos in one state.

WAPs accumulate funds over an unknown period of time after which it can sum up to $1 million and sometimes go over. One great example of wide-area progressive slots is the Megabucks slot, which is also one of the most lucrative games in the industry.

Bonus-Driven Progressives

Imagine jackpots that are triggered every time a bonus round is active. Well, this is what the bonus-driven slots entail. The jackpots in this type are awarded during bonus rounds. One way this can happen is through free spins, mini-games, or even a bonus wheel.

Different games come with different ways to earn the jackpots. Some might require the player to land specific winning combinations while others might need you to collect gold coins. So it varies from one game to the other.

How to Win in Jackpot Tier Online Slots

Winning online slots, whether they have fixed or progressive jackpots, is a hard task. It majorly depends on luck and few skills. Progressive jackpots slots are usually very lucrative than the fixed ones, the reason why players are crowding them. Due to their high demand and increased gameplay, the jackpots continue progressing higher and higher meaning the amount can sum to millions of dollars.

This, in turn, makes it even harder to win the amount. So what do you need to do to boost your chances of winning these jackpots? Are there any special skills you need to learn before play?

Well, no! Progressive slots, just like the regular ones, depend highly on luck. Some people will even tell you to play with the Maximum Bet if you want the best payouts, but there is no proof of this happening.

You might even lose more than you expected. However, Max Bet works only when you have a big bankroll to spend, and you are ready psychologically to lose risk and lose money. But if you emerge successfully, then you will bag in more than what you wagered on.

Another way you can possibly increase your chances for a progressive jackpot is by matching the required symbols. This can be special or mystery symbols but either way, landing them can result in a jackpot.

It is also a wise idea to focus on the mini and minor jackpots than the mega or grand amount. This is because mini jackpots are easier to obtain, and winning can occur often. However, the Mega jackpot occurs rarely and is very difficult to get.

Whichever strategy you choose to use to try and win the jackpot tiers, make sure to gamble safely and responsibly. This means you should plan a budget and stick to it through the game. Do not bet the maximum stake if you cannot afford and do not chase losses by wagering more or you might end up losing all your bankroll.

How Does Jackpot Tier Slots Work and What Are the Odds?

As said before, progressive slots work in a simple way. Whenever players place bets in the online slot, a small portion of that bet is taken and added to the jackpot. The more the players bet, the higher the jackpot gets.

So, what are the odds of winning in a progressive game? Well, as usual, the house always wins, and these games are not an exception. Multiple jackpots games are hooked to larger player networks. This means that the RTP will be quite lower than the standard or classic slots. For instance, if 10,000 players are competing for the same jackpot, then you have 100% random chances of winning, and your odds are 1/10,000.

However, if a few players play the game locally, then your odds increase. It is basically a numbers game, and you have to play smart. But you have to be aware that software developers provide these progressive pokies to many online casinos to increase the amount. Remember that they are also looking for some profits and where do you think they get them from?

Luckily, casino operators do not alter the winnings in progressive slots since they operate using a random number generator system. This makes sure that all payouts are true, honest, and fair to all players. So gamers should not doubt the massive amounts offered being messed up.

Most Popular Progressive Slots

So now that you are familiar with how these games work, what are some of the best and top progressive slots?

Mega Moolah: This is one of the best jackpot tier slots that has awarded millions of dollars to players. It is a video game developed by Microgaming and features multiple jackpots starting from mini, minor, to mega. Its prize can go all the way to $1 million.

Megabucks: Megabucks tops the list of any progressive jackpot slots. Its amount can start from $10 million and over. However, the game plays out in over 25 years, and its odds are between 1 and 50 million.

Wheel of Fortune: Based on the TV show, Wheel of Fortune is another slot machine that can award generously. Its big payout can start at $200,000.

Verdict

There you have it. By now, you know the types of progressive slots and how they work. These games can be very fun, but the odds are not that high. Many gamers play them, and each one of them is trying to win. Remember, the more the people play them, the higher the amount and difficulty in winning.

However, you should know what you are getting yourself into. If big wins are your thing, then you can try your luck. But if you are a beginner in them, then it is a sensible idea to go for lower or fixed jackpot slots.

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