‘Dark Phoenix’: Latest Installment In ‘X-Men’ Franchise Scores New Trailer
The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Music is composed by Hans Zimmer.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, who produces alongside Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Todd Hallowell, Dark Phoenix sees the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey.
During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.
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Kia, Hyundai recall over 500,000 cars over potential engine fire risk
Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 500,000 vehicles as both companies continue to be investigated by the federal government.
The largest individual recall involves about 380,000 Kia Soul vehicles from 2012 to 2016 with 1.6-liter engines. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, high exhaust gas temperatures can cause damage to the catalytic converter, which can result it "abnormal engine combustion."
Kia also issued two other recalls, one for certain 2015-2018 Sedona vehicles with faulty occupant detection system wiring harnesses, and another for some 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles with potential engine oil pan leakage.
Meanwhile, Hyundai is recalling 120,000 Tucson vehicles from 2011 to 2013 due to potential engine oil pan leakage. If not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Kia and Hyundai in 2017 to find out if the automakers moved quickly enough in recalling over 1.6 million vehicles because of engines stalling. Last year, the NHTSA expanded probes into Hyundai and Kia engine failures to include complaints about fires in the automakers' vehicles.
Following a recall in January, each automaker promised to do a “product improvement campaign” that covers a total of 3.7 million vehicles to install software that will alert drivers of possible engine failures and send the cars into a reduced-speed “limp” mode if problems are detected.
Hyundai and Kia did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment.
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Record Store Day 2019: Ten of the best releases
Ever wanted to own Baby Shark as a 7-inch picture disc? Or Shakespears Sister's fourth album on red vinyl?
Well, the long wait is finally over - with both those gems being released for Record Store Day on Saturday 13 April.
More than 550 records will hit the shelves of independent stores around the UK, with exclusives from Aretha Franklin, Robyn, Pink Floyd and Idles.
Courtney Barnett, The Flaming Lips and The Beloved are also releasing brand new material to mark the occasion.
You can even get a Mickey Mouse disco album, if that's your sort of thing.
Now in its 12th year, Record Store Day is hugely important for local, independent stores.
More than 90,000 albums and singles were bought at last year's event - making it the biggest sales day outside Christmas for many shop owners.
This year's list of releases even includes an ode to record stores by Sheffield rock band Bang Bang Romeo.
"It was in your arms where I found The Smiths and The Flaming Lips," sings Anastasia Walker on Cemetery. "Hours never wasted, always got my kicks."Her sentiments are echoed by Iggy Pop - whose 72nd birthday happens to fall on Record Store Day.
"In my life, music has been a balm for loneliness," he said. "It was in the cheap-ass little record store that I found a way to connect with other people.
"Everywhere on earth I go, there are freaks minding a record store. It's a good hang - daylight vs dimly lit, clear-eyed vs stoned, and social vs savage. So that's why I like 'em."
The full, exhaustive list of Record Store Day releases has just been published - but here are 10 of the highlights.
Various Artists - Mickey Mouse Disco
"Mouse trap / Uh huh / He grabs the cheese and away he flees."
A sought-after curio from 1979, Mickey Mouse Disco was Disney's belated attempt to cash in on the disco craze; mixing original songs with club versions of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah and Chim Chim Cher-ee.
And if you think that's weird, wait until you hear Macho Macho Duck - a tribute to Donald Fauntleroy Duck in the style of the Village People's hit Macho Macho Man - which features the lyric: "Ladies love to touch his uniform".
I swear I'm not making this up.
Long out of print, the album is being pressed onto black vinyl for Record Store Day.
Otis Redding - Just Do It One More Time! (Live at Monterey)
"I'm pretty sure I'd just seen God on stage," said The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, after watching Otis Redding at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967.
"Otis looked to be 12 or 14 feet tall, stalking the lip of the stage like a caged tiger, just shooting lighting and sparks. He was amazing."
Redding's scorching five-song set has been cleaned up and remastered for this release - featuring Shake, Respect ("a song that a girl took away from me"), I've Been Loving You Too Long, Satisfaction, and Try a Little Tenderness,
The marbled vinyl LP also includes opening performances by Booker T and the MGs, and the Mar-Key Horns.
Prince - The Versace Experience
The Versace Experience is the most expensive cassette ever sold at the online music marketplace Discogs, fetching $4,087 (£3,075) back in 2016.
A rare, one-off release, it was originally given away to guests at Versace's Paris Fashion Week show in the summer of 1995.
It features edits and remixes of tracks from Prince's Gold Experience album including P Control, Gold and Shhh, some of which never released anywhere else, alongside material from side-projects like the New Power Generation and jazz-fusion band Madhouse.
Like the original, this release is only being issued on cassette.
Trembling Bells - I Am The King
Psychedelic Glaswegian folk band Trembling Bells are using Record Store Day to announce their split, issuing one final EP as their swan song.
"After 10 years of being in a band which has felt more like a family, these are the final two statements from Trembling Bells," said drummer and founder member Alex Neilson.
The band's final two songs are I Am The King and Medusas "which sounds like it's a Greek myth but is actually about jelly fish".
On the b-side are two songs Neilson recorded under his solo pseudonym Alex Rex, in tribute to his younger brother, Alastair, who died in his sleep last year.
"I dream about him regularly," said the singer. "In one of my dreams we sang the Night Visiting Song [originally by Luke Kelly] together as a way of saying goodbye and to induce his passage into the world beyond."
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (Original New York Test Pressing)
It's easy to forget that, when Blood On The Tracks was released in early 1975, Bob Dylan's career had been on the slide for almost a decade.
Maybe that's why, months before it was released, the star pressed up a test-run of the album to play to friends and family.
As legend has it, his brother David Zimmerman wasn't keen on the album, and convinced Dylan to re-record five of the songs - Tangled Up in Blue; You're a Big Girl; Idiot Wind; Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts; and If You See Her, Say Hello - in order to brighten up the stark, confessional album.
The advice paid off: Blood On The Tracks is widely considered to be Dylan's best work.
Only five copies of that test pressing survived... but it's now getting a full vinyl re-release for Record Store Day, duplicated from the original disc.
Bananarama - Remixed
Just to prove Record Store Day isn't just for depressed managers having a mid-life crisis, here's Bananarama, with the first in a forthcoming series of remix albums.
This volume contains a strobing disco mix of the band's debut single Aie A Mwana, Tom Moulton's classic eight-minute reconstruction of Cruel Summer; and two brand-new versions of their smash hit Venus.
The Nanas are also putting out their 2000s albums Drama and Viva on vinyl for the first time.
Nichelle Nichols - Know What I Mean / Why Don't You Do Right?
Nichelle Nichols was a singer long before she became Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, touring with both Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington in the 1950s.
Her first single for Epic Records, Know What I Mean, was released in 1967 and although it wasn't a commercial success, it's become a collector's item for Northern Soul fans, with original copies changing hands for £250.
Written by Floyd 'Everybody Wants To Be A Cat' Huddleston, it's a cheeky soul stomper that features the unforgettable line: "I ain't about to part with all my home-made fudge."
Bingo Hand Job - Live at Borderline
REM never toured in support of their multi-million-selling album Out Of Time - but they did play two secret shows at London's Borderline Club the week it came out, under the name Bingo Hand Job ("sanitised for your protection," read a sign outside the venue).
Tapes of the show were bootleg gold throughout the 1990s, but now a recording of the second night is being officially released for the first time.
The two-disc album will include live versions of Losing My Religion, The One I Love, Half A World Away and Radio Song, alongside covers of Tom's Diner, Love Is All Around and Moon River.
Sadly, Stinky (Michael Stipe), Raoul (Peter Buck), Ophelia (Mike Mills) and The Doc (Bill Berry) had already disowned Shiny Happy People, so it gets left off the setlist. 😞
The Mighty Boosh - Complete Radio Series
"The Mighty Boosh are a million miles from Radio 4," said the BBC's commissioners when Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt first proposed their fantastical, anarchic series in 1999.
Thankfully they persevered, and the nation was introduced to the zoo-based antics of Howard Moon and Vince Noir.
Most of the episodes were reworked for the duo's subsequent TV show, but there's a subtle thrill to hearing these early, embryonic versions - on a three-disc, paint-spattered album, for some reason.
Duran Duran - As The Lights Go Down
In 1984, at the height of their fame, Duran Duran played to 150,000 people over three nights at California's Oakland Coliseum.
The concerts were filmed for TV specials that aired around the globe, but were never officially released... until now.
The 11-track record includes live versions of Girls On Film, Is There Something I Should Know and Save A Prayer - which Simon Le Bon dedicated to Marvin Gaye, who had been shot dead days earlier.
"I rarely look back over my shoulder but listening to the mastered version of this album, it motivated us to recently play the song The Seventh Stranger for the first time since 1984," said keyboard player Nick Rhodes.
"Things only got stranger because when we rehearsed it sounded the same as when we wrote it and when we last performed it… I think this record captures the spirit of who Duran Duran were then and still reflects who we are now."
Al Green and Aretha Franklin are releasing box sets of their classic 1960s singles.
Courtney Barnett will treat fans to an exclusive new song, Everybody Here Hates You.
The first anniversary of Mark E Smith's death will be marked with five previously-unreleased live albums by The Fall.
The sci-fi soundtrack to Black Mirror's USS Callister episode is being released in a limited run of 1,000 LPs.
Pop star Robyn releases a white vinyl EP collecting songs from her Body Talk trilogy, including a previously-unreleased acoustic version of Stars 4-Ever.
Bastille issue volume four of their Other People's Heartache EP on vinyl.
The Wedding Present's "lost" 1988 single Davni Chasy finally sees the light of day, ahead of the 30 year anniversary re-release of The Complete Ukrainian John Peel Sessions.
Target, Vineyard Vines team up on new limited edition collaboration for spring
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Target will likely have a whale of a time with its latest limited-edition collaboration.
The Minneapolis-based retailer is partnering with Vineyard Vines, the company best known for the smiling pink whale, for a 300-plus-piece line-up that includes home, outdoor and pet goods in addition to apparel, accessories and swimwear.
The items' price range is $2 to $120, though most are under $35, Target announced Thursday. The Vineyard Vines collection launches May 18.
This deal represents some firsts for Vineyard Vines. The company has never done tablewear and games before, for example, Target said.
“Vineyard Vines is a brand that our guests know and love, and one that exemplifies our shared sense of optimism and joy through their use of bold colors and prints,” Mark Tritton, Target's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, said in a statement. The merchandise is "meant to bring people together, whether it’s for a shared meal with friends or a family trip to the beach," he added.
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Brothers Shep and Ian Murray founded Vineyard Vines in 1998 and took inspirations from summers they spent on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The company now has more than 100 freestanding stores and its merchandise is also sold in over 600 specialty and department stores.
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Eau Claire North forward Sam Stange was named the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association player of the year at Wednesday night's player of the year/state tournament banquet at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, according to Wisconsin Hockey Report.
University of Wisconsin commit Stange and fifth-seeded Eau Claire North play fourth-seeded Verona at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday in a WIAA state boys hockey tournament quarterfinal at the Dane County Coliseum.
The other finalists were, as previously reported:
Gavin Abric, G, Hayward
Drake Baldwin, F, Madison West
Cole Danielson, F, Hudson
Garrett Larsen, G, Waukesha North co-op
Robby Newton, F, University School of Milwaukee
Jake Osiecki, D, Verona
Jack Rhode, F, Northland Pines
Twenty-five nominations were trimmed to eight finalists.
Pete Alonso and J.D. Davis will play the corner infield spots as the Mets face the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.
Alonso is 3-for-9 with a home run and two RBIs this spring, while J.D. Davis is 4-for-12 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. ... Michael Conforto is 2-for-8.
|Rajai Davis, LF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Dexter Fowler, RF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Jose Martinez, LF|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Tyler O'Neill, DH|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Yairo Munoz, SS|
|Danny Espinosa, DH||Drew Robinson, 2B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||Francisco Pena, C|
|Dilson Herrera, 2B||Randy Arozarena, CF|
Who is pitching for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas, who went 7-9 with a 5.77 ERA in 20 starts last season, will start for the Mets. While he went 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA in the first half, he went 5-3 with a 3.81 ERA in 11 games after the All-Star break.
Who is pitching for the Cardinals?
RHP Miles Mikolas, who went 18-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 32 starts last season. Mikolas, 30, just signed a four-year, $68 million contract extension.
The Mets face the Detroit Tigers on the road on Friday at 1:05 p.m.
Thunder vs. Sixers odds, line: NBA picks, predictions from model on 46-32 roll
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's 76ers vs. Thunder game 10,000 times
The short-handed 76ers hope to avoid a 20th straight loss to the Thunder when the contenders clash in Oklahoma City on Thursday. It's an 8 p.m. ET tipoff from Chesapeake Energy Arena. Philly, coming off a 1-point win in New Orleans on Monday, will be without big men Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic due to injuries. The Thunder enter on a two-game skid but remain third in the Western Conference. Bookmakers list OKC as a 7.5-point favorite in the latest 76ers vs. Thunder odds, with the over-under for total points set at 239. Before you make any Sixers vs. Thunder picks and NBA predictions, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is crushing its NBA picks. It entered Week 20 of the 2018-19 NBA season with a sterling 222-169 record on all top-rated picks, returning more than $4,000 to anybody following them. And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA picks against the spread, entering Week 20 on a blistering 46-32 run. Anybody who has followed it is way up.
Now, it's dialed in on Thunder vs. Sixers. We can tell you the model is leaning under, but it also has an against-the-spread pick that hits in over 50 percent of simulations. That pick is available only at SportsLine.
The model has factored in OKC's dominance over the Sixers, which includes four straight covers. The Thunder bring a dynamic duo that typically goes off for big numbers at home. Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.5 points, 11.3 rebounds and 10.9 assists, while Paul George ranks second in the NBA with 28.6 points per game. George gets to the charity stripe repeatedly and has drained 31 of his last 33 foul shots.
But just because Oklahoma City has dominated the series doesn't mean it'll cover the Sixers vs. Thunder spread on Thursday.
Although Philly hasn't had Embiid (sore left knee) since the All-Star Break, the Sixers have won three of four and are fourth in the loaded Eastern Conference. Trade acquisition Tobias Harris is averaging 20.4 points and 8.1 rebounds, providing an effective complement to Ben Simmons (17 ppg, 7.8 apg) and Jimmy Butler (18.5 ppg). Harris had 29 points and 10 rebounds in Monday's 111-110 win over the Pelicans.
The only previous meeting this season saw OKC prevail 117-115 in Philly, with the 76ers covering as 2.5-point underdogs. Now the 76ers, who have won four of their past five road games, are getting five more points from sportsbooks.
Who wins 76ers vs. Thunder? And which side of the spread cashes over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Sixers vs. Thunder spread you need to be all over Thursday, all from the advanced computer model that's up over $4,000 on top-rated NBA picks this season.
The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride coming this summer to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland invites aspiring pilots, gunners and flight crew members to transport contraband cargo for a space pirate aboard the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Disney offered a sneak peek of the flight simulator attraction during a behind-the-scenes tour of the new 14-acre land coming to the Anaheim theme park. Here’s what we saw:The setting: The Smugglers Run mission begins at a spaceport in the “Star Wars” village of Black Spire Outpost on the remote planet of Batuu. The 110-foot-long Millennium Falcon will spool up its engines and vent thrust gases while docked at a spaceship maintenance bay.
The queue: Visitors enter Ohnaka Transport Solutions and wander past communication equipment and storm trooper armor spilling out of cargo containers as they work their way up a switchback catwalk to the second floor. An animated blaster-riddled starship engine suspended from the ceiling glows a pulsating red.
Sights and sounds: The Ohnaka crew can be heard preparing the often-damaged ship for its next mission. Riders can view the Millennium Falcon from multiple angles while passing through the queue.
Meet the boss: Riders receive their smuggling mission from an audio-animatronic Hondo Ohnaka, the dreadlocked space pirate with six tusk-like chin protrusions. His trusty droid R5P8 fixes failing equipment in the Command Center and keeps the boss on schedule. The Millennium Falcon hovers behind them on a video screen before landing in the hangar bay.
The set-up: Riders enter the main hold of the ship where they can play hologram chess and take photos while waiting for a flight crew assignment. Hondo appears on a monitor in a tube-shaped “chicklet corridor” to give pre-flight specifics of the smuggling mission.
Inside the cockpit: Six riders take their seats with the pilots up front, gunners in the middle and flight engineers in the rear. Cockpit buttons, switches and levers make sounds when they are activated. The hangar bay of Ohnaka Transport Solutions is projected on a domed screen outside the cockpit windows of the flight simulator.
What’s next: Disney didn’t offer a test ride during the tour. During the ride, the flight crew will work as a team to fly the ship during a space battle with First Order TIE fighters.