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10 Facts About Alan Rickman

Here’s how The Dark Knight influenced Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. 

“Imagine being a nerdy film student in the late 2000s when Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was released, and you might get a taste of what it was like to beBlack Panther director Ryan Coogler at the University of Southern California. After Nolan’s masterpiece shattered our expectations of what a superhero movie could be, Coogler spent a lot of time analyzing the film with fellow film student Michael Shawver, who went on to be the editor on all of Coogler’s features, including Creed and Black Panther.”

Read more at Inverse.

Here’s why there should be a Rose Tico spinoff show at Disney+.

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“This week, HN Entertainment caused a major disturbance in the force with an exclusive on five properties Lucasfilm is reportedly considering for development into series for the Disney+ streaming service, set to launch this fall. The new platform is already set to host Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, which recently wrapped, and another series featuring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor in his adventures prior to Rogue One. The list of potential series is interesting on its own, as it includes shows built around the adventures of young Princess Leia, Captain Phasma, the Knights of Ren, and Darth Bane, but what really got the internet talking was the prospect of a show based around Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Android users can now share their location data without being tracked by Facebook.

“Facebook, ever the thoughtful steward of our most intimate personal data, announced today that it’s rolling out a feature change for its Android users: those with location sharing turned on will no longer have to continually report their whereabouts to the social network at all times.”

Read more at Gizmodo. 

Here are ten surprising facts about Alan Rickman. 

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“In January 14, 2016, the world lost one of its most enigmatic actors when Alan Rickman passed away following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. On what would have been his 73rd birthday, we’re looking back at 10 surprising facts about the beloved actor.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Here’s the larger meaning behind the end of High Flying Bird.

“In the first scene of Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, which recently came out on Netflix to critical acclaim, sports agent Ray (André Holland) gives rookie basketball player Erick Scott (Melvin Gregg) a package. It’s a “bible,” Ray explains, and Erick will know when the time is right to open it. For the rest of the film, the audience is left wondering what’s in that manila envelope, which isn’t revealed until the very final moments of the action. Ray’s bible? The Revolt of the Black Athlete originally published in 1968 by Dr. Harry Edwards, a renowned scholar who has spent his life encouraging resistance among black players in professional sports.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Logitech is bringing back the MX518 gaming mouse.

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“In 2005, Logitech launched a gaming mouse that would go on to earn the respect of hardcore gamers. It was called the MX518, and Logitech decided 2019 is the year for it to finally make a comeback in updated form. The original was loved due to its shape making it very comfortable to use for long periods of time, combined with its performance in games using a 1,600dpi sensor. This new version retains the same basic shape, but upgrades the internals to take full advantage of the technology that has appeared and been refined over the past 14 years.”

Read more at PCMag.