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Disney applies for a cyborg patent

The Robotics and Automation Society website says these cushy automatons are “crucial” in dealing “with uncertain and dynamic task-environment. Would that be unruly adolescents?

‘Suicide Squad’: The DC – Marvel rivalry continues

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2016 – As the 2016 blockbuster movie season winds down, it’s hard to think of a more divisive summer film release this year than “Suicide Squad.” The critical reception for this Warner Brothers release has not been great. But there’s been significant pushback from certain demographics that feel movie critics, on some ...

Disney, Macys, retail hammer lazy Wednesday markets

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 – Wednesday has been one of those days when the Maven actually sympathizes with the transparent hucksters, book-talkers and assorted blow-dry media types who are forced daily to blather on about this or that in order to feed that hungry and ruthless 24/7 cable TV-Internet-streaming video monster known as the “news ...

‘Inside Out,’ ‘Ant-Man’ hit global box office bonanza

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2015 – Sources report that the Disney organization continues to score box office bonanzas not only on this summer’s Pixar hit, “Inside Out,” but also on its latest offbeat Marvel franchise entry, “Ant-Man.” “Inside Out,” a rather esoteric and highly original animated feature focused on the psychological life of a young girl, ...

Off again on again: CBS back on Dish Network after outage

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2014 – Now you see ‘em, now you don’t, now you do. Often bitter negotiations between CBS and carrier Dish Network broke down yesterday, leading Dish to immediately remove the CBS stable of company-owned stations and cable affiliates from their menu. But after some 12 hours’ exile in the satellite Phantom Zone, ...