From Monsters, Inc. to Toy Story, check out every Pixar movie ranked from worst to best by our friends over at Thrillist.
“Choosing a favorite Pixar movie is an impossible task we wouldn’t wish on anyone—not even Sid, the toy-torturing bully first introduced to audiences back in 1995. But with the release of the Italian seaside adventure Luca on Disney+, we revisited all 24 Pixar feature films that have made us laugh and (especially) cry over the past 26 years to assess them from worst to best.”
Juneteenth’s recognition as an official federal holiday happened in no small part thanks to Opal Lee, the 94-year-old Black activist known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.”
“On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring an end to slavery in the U.S.—on paper, at least. It would be another two-and-a-half years before enslaved people in Texas were told they had been emancipated. Two-and-a-half years is a lengthy delay even by 19th-century standards for news transmission. There are competing explanations as to why it took so long for the Emancipation Proclamation to reach Texas.”
Disney+’s Loki TV series plays many important roles within the greater MCU. One of them is changing the way fans think about Thor: Ragnarok.
“Out of those films Marvel announced back in 2014, Thor: Ragnarok ended up hitting theaters as something remarkably different than what was initially teased, both tonally and in terms of its story. As directed by Taika Waititi, Ragnarok was a colorful, comedic romp (albeit one that led to the destruction of Asgard). Now, Loki is restoring some of the grave importance Marvel may have originally envisioned for Ragnarok.”
As per their promise during the Gaming Community Expo’s 2020 fundraising for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Bungie is releasing an official Destiny toaster.
“In June 2020, the Destiny Community raised over $800,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during a live stream Bungie ran as part of the Gaming Community Expo (GCX). At the time, Bungie said it would consider producing an official Destiny toaster if the amount raised hit $777,777.77, and sure enough it did. A year later and the toaster has been revealed.”
J.J. Abrams, director of two Star Trek and two Star Wars movies, is producing a documentary about UFOs for Showtime.
“J.J. Abrams has already made multiple movies about searching for people in the stars, so if there’s anyone in Hollywood who you can trust to find UFOs, it’s probably him. The director of two Star Trek and two Star Wars movies is set to produce a new documentary called UFO which will premiere on Showtime August 8.”
Zack Snyder adds fuel to the fire of the Batman Oral Sex Discourse by posting NSFW fan art of Batman going down on Catwoman.
“It has been a long week, but one thing that has given me a lot of joy to watch is the continued unfolding of the ‘Does Batman perform oral sex?’ discourse, which has created some excellent memes and has had many comic book writers popping in to confirm that the Bat does go down like that. The latest friend of Batman to join this discussion is Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder.”