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9 Mouth-Watering Must-Haves to Prepare You for ‘Avengers: Endgame’

One of the best things about being an Avengers fan is how much fun you get to have geeking out over the merch! From clothes to accessories, tissues to plush toys, here are nine products that you may need for Avengers: Endgame.

 

  1. “I Survived The Snap” T-Shirt

 

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For those of us who survived, why not show off with this t-shirt. With Lady Luck on our side, let’s wear our pride of not being turned to dust!

 

Sold by Box Lunch

Cost: 28.90 USD

 

 

 

2. Iron Man and Captain America Cotton Fabric Travel Tissue Pouch Holder

 

Marvel Avengers Iron Man Capt America Cotton Fabric Travel Tissue Pouch Holder

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You’re most likely going to need tissues for Endgame. This little pouch can hold a small amount of tissues without taking up too much space, though if you’re a cryer, you might want to stock up on more than just one of these.

 

Sold via Ebay

Cost: 4.99 USD

 

3. Avengers Friends Parody Shirt

 

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If you enjoy a laugh, and have high hopes that all the super friends will be revived and reunited, this is the shirt for you! It also comes in different styles if this one doesn’t suit your fancy.

 

Sold by I Fox Tee

Cost: 28.95 USD

 

 

4. Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Inspired Cosplay Finger Hand Bracelet

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For anyone looking for something a little more glamorous here’s a beautifully crafted Infinity Gauntlet-inspired ring-bracelet. (Phew! That was a mouthful.) It’ll look so good on you, you’ll have to snap away anyone crazy enough to try and steal it.

 

Sold by Cosplay Point via Etsy

Cost…

 

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Oh Thanos, don’t be so dramatic! It’s only 60 USD.

 

 

5. Loki Master of Mischief Flask Set

 

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Just in case if the Master of Mischief was in fact killed and not simply pranking us yet again, we have this. You always have to prepare for the worst!

 

Sold by Loot Maker LLC via Etsy

Cost: 60 USD

 

 

6. Avengers Endgame Quantum Realm Jacket

 

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You’ll be ready to enter the Quantum Realm in style and comfort right alongside what’s left of the Avengers.

 

Sold by Navishoptees via Etsy

Cost: 34.99+ USD

 

 

7. Avengers: Infinity War Fleece Throw Blanket

 

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This blanket will help you get the good nights rest that you’ll need for this film, you could be up for days on end after watching it.

 

Sold by Walmart

Cost: 16.89 USD

 

 

8. Captain America/Iron Man/Spiderman Giant Plush Toys

 

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For anyone needing extra plushy cuddles after watching Avengers: Endgame, these are for you.

 

Sold by Ali Express

Cost: 6.50-13.80 USD (varies on size)

 

 

9. Thank You Stan Lee For The Memories Unisex Tee

 

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In remembrance to Stan Lee, the man who’s imagination and storytelling has inspired us all. Excelsior!

 

Sold by WewaCreations via Etsy

Cost: 20.99 USD (currently on sale for 18.89 USD)

 

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AVENGERS

‘Avengers’ Tickets Being Sold on eBay for Over $15,000!!!

Acquiring first-week-release tickets for Avengers: Endgame is now comparable to acquiring Golden Tickets to Wonka’s factory. People know this. People are taking advantage of it.

CBS reports that scalpers are selling sold out theater tickets at disturbing prices. Some of the “lowest” selling tickets are starting at $750 for five seats in an Illinois cinema. The most expensive that are listed on eBay range from $10,000 to $15,000.

 

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Potential buyers are likely eager to obtain premiere tickets for the sake of avoiding HEAVY spoilers. If you are one of these people, just know that Endgame actually releases in some countries, such as China, before the US (This is bullsh*t, I know). Therefore, “destiny still arrives.”

But you know what? Congratulations to those of you who successfully purchased the highly coveted Thursday night premiere tickets – I’LL SEE YOU THERE.

 

 

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Lloyd Kaufman and the cover of the deluxe edition of The Art of Troma

This Book Showcases the Beauty of the World’s Most Bizarre Movie Studio

In 1985, a Herculean tale of a janitor of unimpressive stature being transformed into a hideous yet brawny mutant by a vat of toxic waste and then turning vigilante was unleashed in theaters. The Toxic Avenger, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, established Troma Entertainment, the studio it was published by, as a reliable source of camp, splatter, comedy, and more splatter.

 

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This September, Dynamite Entertainment released The Art of Troma, a showcase of the studio’s work. The Art of Troma tells the history of the studio accompanied by photos of behind-the-scenes moments, film posters, reference photos for original Troma art, and more.

 

Troma was founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974. These two are responsible for the studio’s legacy of unabashedly shocking movies, which have propelled Troma into becoming the world’s longest running independent film studio. While the studio was founded in 1974, it takes inspiration from the great B-movies of the 1950s. With Troma, Kaufman and Herz have established a safe haven for films targeted by censorship. They have openly defied MPAA restrictions, and challenged the ratings system that demands “objectionable” material be cut from movies by distributing all their films with their original content untouched. To honor their rejection of censorship, the company adopted the slogan, “40 years of Disrupting Media” in 2014.

 

Every Troma film has garnered some sort of reaction, but the crown jewel of their oeuvre is the Toxic Avenger franchise, which has been spun into several sequels, an animated series, a musical, and a remake of the original movie, which is currently in development.

 

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After forty-four years in filmmaking, The Art of Troma will finally recognize the achievements of the studio and demonstrate the visual character of their work. The images included in the book are rendered beautifully, almost ironically so, given that many/most of these images display some sort of dismemberment or other gruesome scene.

 

Some pages from the book.

Images via Dynamite

 

The Art of Troma is currently available in stores, and Bookstr is also holding a giveaway contest which will give five lucky fans a copy of the deluxe edition of The Art of Troma.

 

Check out more about Troma and The Art of Troma in our Facebook Live interview with Lloyd Kaufman below!

 

 

 

 

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'A Star Is Born'

4 Books to Read If You Fell in Love with ‘A Star Is Born’

This weekend shook up movie goers with two highly anticipated hits: Venom and A Star Is Born. Although Venom raked in plenty of dough at the box office, it was A Star Is Born that stole the show with its beautiful and heart-wrenching story.

 

The film is the fourth remake so many questioned what it could really bring to the table, but fans have been left stunned. The romantic musical hit has an essence all its own. The story follows a once successful singer who stumbles across a struggling songstress. What happens next is a whirlwind journey through the beauty and hardships of love and life. If you’ve seen it, then I’m sure you could still get emotional at the passing mention of it. It was that powerful. However, if you want to stick with the book realm and get into your feelings, here are four reads if you loved A Star Is Born.

 

1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

 

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They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

 

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

 

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

 

 

2. The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel

 

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At thirty-six, Hope McKenna-Smith is no stranger to bad news. She lost her mother to cancer, her husband left her for a twenty-two year old, and her bank account is nearly depleted. Her own dreams of becoming a lawyer long gone, she’s running a failing family bakery on Cape Cod and raising a troubled preteen.

 

Now, Hope’s beloved French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape with her fabulous pastries for more than fifty years, is drifting away into a haze of Alzheimer’s. But in a rare moment of clarity, Mamie realizes that unless she tells Hope about the past, the secrets she has held on to for so many years will soon be lost forever. Tantalizingly, she reveals mysterious snippets of a tragic history in Paris. And then, arming her with a scrawled list of names, she sends Hope to France to uncover a seventy-year-old mystery.

 

Hope’s emotional journey takes her through the bakeries of Paris and three religious traditions, all guided by Mamie’s fairy tales and the sweet tastes of home. As Hope pieces together her family’s history, she finds horrific Holocaust stories mixed with powerful testimonies of her family’s will to survive in a world gone mad. And to reunite two lovers torn apart by terror, all she’ll need is a dash of courage, and the belief that God exists everywhere, even in cake…

 

3. If I Stay  by Gayle Forman

 

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In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia’s story will stay with you for a long, long time.

 

4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

 

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Sydney’s handsome, charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always dominated the family, demanding and receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention. And when Peyton’s involvement in a drunk driving episode sends him to jail, Sydney feels increasingly rootless and invisible, worried that her parents are unconcerned about the real victim: the boy Peyton hit and seriously injured. Meanwhile, Sydney becomes friends with the Chathams, a warm, close-knit, eccentric family, and their friendship helps her understand that she is not responsible for Peyton’s mistakes. Once again, the hugely popular Sarah Dessen tells an engrossing story of a girl discovering friendship, love, and herself.

 

 

 

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Book Adaptations

6 Books to Read Before The Movies Come Out

It always seems that some of the best books are released at the end of summer and beginning of fall. I love having something to look forward to, but sometimes a lot of options can stress me out. Hopefully some of y’all agree, so I’ve decided to narrow it down to a select few.

 

This August and September there are quite a few books being adapted into movies and TV shows. Here are the ones you ought to read first before watching them on the screen. You are welcome bookworm.

 

 
 

 

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This heartwarming and funny read is coming to theaters August 15th. Check out how Nick and Rachel deal with the craziness of a big family on paper before you see it on screen.

 

 

 

 

 
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The epitome of YA and cuteness, this story about a young girl finding love around her and within herself is just what we need. The movie adaptation for Netflix is due out August 17th.
 

3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

 

 

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For those who love horror, this terrifying gothic story will be right up your alley. Domhnall Gleeson plays the lead character for the upcoming film on August 31st.

 

 
 
 
 
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The last time I saw this classic Tom Clancy adaptation, it starred Sean Connery in the Hunt for Red October. Now we need to refresh a little because John Krasinski is coming back as Jack Ryan for a new Amazon Prime series coming out August 31st. Begin the series over again with the first book!
 
 
 

 

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This magical and mystical tale of a boy discovering some serious magic is hitting the big screen. The story is wonderful, but if it’s not enough, Cate Blanchett and Jack Black are starring in the adaptation premiering September 21st.

 

 

 

 

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This adaptation isn’t just one book, it’s a movie mashup of all of the chilling horror stories by Stine for children. A little laughter and lots of scares plus Jack Black will surely make for a hit on September 21st.

 

 
 
 
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