Since the summer is almost halfway over, many eager fans see the impending fantasy football season. But now is the time to start preparing. In fact, Yahoo is already releasing research on undraftable players.
Do Some Mock Drafts
Many fantasy footballers go into the draft completely unprepared. Then they wonder why they have no depth and keep losing games. You should start doing mock drafts now and develop your strategy. If you want running back depth, then figure out how to get that. You should also think about which players might be improving or getting a little old.
Find A Good League
If you are planning to join a league at the last minute, that is probably not the best strategy. First, different leagues have different rules. You might not be prepared for an auction draft. Some leagues even have two quarterbacks per team or unusual scoring systems. Beyond that, many leagues have players that just quit after a few weeks. Find friends that are not sore losers and will not get bored. If you played in a good league last year, try to get back in.
Prepare For Disaster
Any NFL fan knows that the season is unpredictable. Your star running back could go down in the first game. Running backs are probably the most valuable commodity in fantasy football. Prepare for one to go down. It is possible to get at least four decent running backs on your team. If nobody gets hurt, you can just rotate them throughout the season. But that extra running back could make a big difference.
Beyond that, research players that could have a surprising season. You could draft them in the latter rounds. If they work out, they could save your season.
Fantasy football can be more complicated than you might think. It requires preparation, strategy and research. If you begin now, you will multiply your chances of success.
For anyone who lived in Los Angeles during the early aughts, it was impossible drive down Sunset Boulevard and not see a billboard for Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room. Although many billboards tend to come and go, this one had sticking power—and for good reason. As far as films go, The Room has earned legendary status for how terrible it is. In fact, many moviegoers went to screenings specifically to yell out the iconic, memorable lines penned by Wiseau.
The trailer of this film has been generating a lot of buzz due to James Franco’s perfect rendering of Wiseau’s bizarre accent, as well as his unintentionally hilarious performance while The Worst Film Ever Made was being shot. Based on the book The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero—Wiseau’s friend and co-star—Franco’s film hones in on all the little details that culminated in the creation of this jaw-dropping movie. The film’s trailer portrays when the crew shot one of the most well-known scenes in The Room.
Franco, as Wiseau, is unable to remember his line. For seventy takes or so, he blunders through a series of unfortunate mishaps while he tries to remember the words. By the end of the scene, the entire crew is reciting Wiseau’s forgotten line in the hopes that he will remember it. When he is finally able to successfully recite the line, the entire group bursts into applause. For those who have ever wondered about the man behind one of the most infamous films ever created, December can’t come soon enough. Some have even been saying that the film could become an Oscar contender.
The DC Extended Universe received a huge shot in the proverbial arm thanks to the arrival of Wonder Woman in theaters. Anyone who hoped the presence of Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Shazam movie will be disappointed. Johnson won’t be debuting the anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming film. The reason for removing Johnson and the Black Adam character from the film vary. The somewhat chaotic behind-the-scenes drama at Warner Bros. and D.C. Entertainment — due, in part, to the poor reception of Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad — led to many changes.
The total revamping of Ben Affleck’s The Batman was the most well-publicized project changes. The removing of Johnson from Shazam could have far greater repercussions than would be the case with a page-one rewrite and production delay of The Batman.
Honestly, how many people know who Shazam is? The character debuted as the original Captain Marvel many decades ago during the Golden Age of Comics as a Superman clone. Eventually, the rights were purchased by D.C. Comics and the hero’s name was changed to Shazam over the years. Obviously, D.C. Comics didn’t want a character with the word “Marvel” in the name.
Shazam, still called Captain Marvel, would get a Saturday morning television show in the 1970’s. After the show’s cancellation, the hero become a somewhat obscure B-level hero.
Making a Shazam movie has potential but star power really is necessary to help draw in audience attention since the D.C. Extended Universe has had more critical misses than hits. With no Batman, Joker, or Superman to help the film, singing on Dwayne Johnson definitely would assist the box office. Now “The Rock” is out. Shazam’s success potential becomes questionable.
Dwayne Johnson will appear as Black Adam in a solo film and also as The Wolfman in the Universal Dark Universe.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe changes after Avengers 4. This news is hardly new. The creative and executive teams behind the success of the films always noted plans entailed replacing the classic heroes with newer ones. Ant-Man, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, and others move up the ladder while Thor, Iron Man, Captain American, and The Hulk are deemphasized.
James Gunn, the man responsible for the wild success of The Guardians of the Galaxy films, recently spoke out on rumors about a total reboot of the MCU. Gunn pretty much squashed the rumors. Per Gunn’s Twitter account, the director stated the rumors are “Not true” and “Guardians…will continue on.”
Gunn’s beloved Guardians of the Galaxy team will get a cameo in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie. So, he does have an inside track on these things. Gunn’s sequel to the original Guardians looks like it will greatly perform better than the hyped Spider-Man: Homecoming. Gunn might not maintain decision making power over the various different franchises, but he is a major name on the creative end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Consider Gunn a very credible source on the matter.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to look a lot different in the near future. Whether the “B level” characters can replace the most legendary ones remains to be seen. As long as Guardians of the Galaxy continues to sell tremendous amounts of tickets, the space opera team will play a large part in the MCU’s plans. Gunn then remains a vitally important creative person in the Disney/Marvel Studios mix.
Gunn’s talents could transfer from The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as well. If one of the B-level heroes needs a better direction, Gunn positively could lend a credible assist.
Will this have to occur? Anything remains possible.
The convergence of musical legends doesn’t occur too often, yet those attending The Eagles concert on July 15 at Dodgers Stadium were treated to an unexpected duet. That was when Bob Seger joined the band onstage to sing their signature tune, Heartache Tonight.
The Eagles were appearing as part of their Classic West concert series with Fleetwood Mac, with the concert marking the first time the band had performed a full concert since the death of Glenn Frey 18 months ago. Frey was an integral component for the band and wrote a number of its biggest hits.
Seger’s connection to the band was related to the fact that nearly a half-century ago, he and Frey had recorded the song, Rambling Gambling Man. That took place in 1968 and remains one of Seger’s own signature songs.
Video that was posted online of The Eagles and Seger singing together was quickly taken off, yet Seger wasn’t the only one to help the band sing along. Country singer Vince Gill, who in the past has cited The Eagles as a heavy influence in his own songwriting, joined the group for three songs: Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town and Take It to the Limit.
Yet most likely the most poignant part of the evening was when Frey’s son, Deacon, joined the band onstage. Three songs that his father had written and made famous: Already Gone, Peaceful Easy Feeling and Take It Easy, were the selections and were met with rousing applause from the audience.
The concert series itself, which involves two concerts in Los Angeles with Fleetwood Mac, followed by two more in New York, was something most Eagles fans never expected to see again. That was because two months after Frey died, Don Henley indicated that the group would never perform again.
Although he was only onscreen for a few moments—and his character didn’t really have much to do besides sing—Ed Sheeran’s brief cameo on the Game of Thrones premiere managed to rule social media mentions. Behind Arya Stark, Sheeran’s character was the most talked about on the entire episode. During an unusually peaceful scene for Arya, Sheeran’s lovely singing voice can be heard as Arya rides through the forest.
Although Sheeran and his cohorts are dressed in Lannister army attire, Arya quickly responds to their request for her company. As she approaches, she mentions that she has never heard the song that Sheeran is singing. He replies that is a new song, so it makes sense that Arya never would have heard it before. After all, she has been away from King’s Landing ever since her father was publicly assassinated by Joffrey. Offering a rare moment of respite for Arya, as well as some companionship, this scene has her sharing rabbit meat and wine with the soldiers for her most hated enemy—Cersei Lannister.
When the army men ask why Arya is going back to the filth of King’s Landing, she replies that she is going to kill the queen. After an awkward second or two, the group of men bursts into laughter, assuming that she is joking. Obviously, they don’t know Arya’s true nature! Although they don’t know it, the reason they are in the area is to clean up the mess that she has created—all of the dead Freys that Arya has annihilated due to their participation in her mother’s murder. The public reaction to Sheeran’s cameo may have been mixed, but there is no doubt that Game of Thrones fans were beyond thrilled to get started on the seventh season of the award-winning program.
Oscar Isaac is currently appearing in a production of Hamlet at The Public Theater off Broadway. The star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes his appearance as Shakespeare’s melancholy Danish prince in a production that runs June 20, 2017 and runs through September 3rd.
Isaac previously played the male lead in Romeo and Juliet opposite Lauren Ambrose in Michael Greif’s production at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He has also played Proteus in the John Guare/Mel Shapiro/Galt MacDermot rock musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona, which played at the Public Theater in 2005.
The production is directed by Tony-winning director (Best Direction of a Musical for Fun Home, 2015) Sam Gold. Gold previously produced Shakespeare’s Othello at the New York Theatre Workshop in the autumn of 2016.
It also features Keegan Michael Key, one half of the comedy duo Key and Peele whose Comedy Central show ran 2012-2015. Key plays Horatio, friend and counselor to the prince.
Hamlet’s artistic director is Oskar Eustis. Eustis made news recently for his work on The Public’s recent production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The contemporary take on Caesar drew criticism, particularly in conservative circles, for drawing comparisons between Caesar and President Donald Trump. Eustis calls Hamlet “the greatest dramatic work in the history of the universe.”
Unfortunately, Star Wars fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the more Shakespearean side of Poe Dameron will have to have their tickets already, as the show is now sold out for its entire run.
As competition gets fierce, companies often rebrand themselves to attract new customers and clients. One such company is the Huffington Post, which is now known as HuffPost. Talk Fusion Bob Reina is the man responsible for the rebranding. He has been a contributor to Huffington Post, writing several articles that help customers understand what has changed with the rebrand. With the new rebrand, HuffPost new goal is to tell the stories that people who have been left out have been trying to tell. Bob Reina has become a contributor and figurehead for the new HuffPost.
Talk Fusion and Bob Reina believe that a brand must have consistent growth in order to succeed among its competitor. Bob Reina started writing for the Huffington Post since 2016 and has written pieces focused on technology, entrepreneurship, video trends, marketing, lifestyle, the art of selling, and self-development. Bob Reina is happy with the HuffPost and the updates they have made to their brand. He believes they need to provide articles that have genuine insight that will appeal to their readers which number nearly 200 million. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/user/TalkFusionOfficial
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The latest season of “Game of Thrones” has only now reached our screens with season seven thought to be penultimate in the run of what is often described as the biggest TV show in the world. With only a few episodes in the final season eight needing to be filmed the thoughts of fans and industry insiders have now turned to what the stars, writers, and creators of “Game of Thrones” will do next; in the case of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss the answer has already been revealed as the writers have been given the green light from HBO to develop their long rumored “Confederate” series, according to the BBC.
Season seven of “Game of Thrones” began with a fanfare of critical and fan acclaim and continued to occupy much of the media coverage for HBO, but the details of the new show from the award-winning creators of the show will not feature a fantastical world in the same sense as the mythical world of “Westeros”. The premise for “Confederate” revolves around an alternate history of the U.S. where the southern Confederate states of the U.S. Civil War break free of the north and retained a culture of slavery.
Deadline reports the idea for “Confederate” has been on the books of Benioff and Weiss for a number of years as they have discussed the options open to them in terms of feature films and television shows. Eventually, the creative freedom allowed by the U.S. cable network HBO proved enough to tempt the “Game of Thrones” creators to remain with the channel to create another imagined universe; alternative history shows have moved front and center in recent years with Amazon’s “The Man in High Castle” and the BBC drama “SS-GB” have all followed the alt-history route to popularity.
Bernie Taupin and Elton John are one of the most acclaimed songwriting teams of all time. They have been working with YouTube in regards to a new global competition. The competition is looking for the three most iconic of their hits from the early 1970’s. These hits are Tiny Dancer, Bennie and the Jets and Rocket Man. The winning submissions were revealed by the pair at the Cannes Film Festival. This marked the duo’s 50th anniversary of their partnership in music.
Elton John admitted to being both amazed and moved by the videos presented and the overall process. He feels creativities future has become collaborative and fuses technology with art. He thinks the ability to open up his work and be able to share it with the creative talents of the next generation is fantastic. The process giving him the ability to have his work viewed all over the world on YouTube was responsible for a large portion of his amazement. For additional information on Elton John please visit http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elton-john-humbled-by-new-rocket-man-tiny-dancer-videos-at-cannes-w483661.
The animated clip of Rocket Man by Majid Adin was brilliant. It highlighted the lyrics based on a lonely astronaut with stunning and visually captivating precision. The visual tale draws on Adin’s past when he was a refugee from Iran on his way to England. He was a graduate of fine arts and animation production and had made a journey through Europe. This was during the time of the refugee crisis in 2015 and some of his time was spent in a camp in the Calais Jungle before the United Kingdom granted him asylum. The words of Bernie Taupin become melancholy in this particular setting and the line about how it has been a long, long time repeating draws attention to the uncertainty of his future. The animated clip was a definite success.