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EXPENDABLES 2 Stars Express Their Sympathy Over Sly’s Loss

This past Friday, the cast of the highly anticipated EXPENDABLES 2 hit Los Angeles, ready for their West Coast press junket. But there was one man who was missing…

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This past Friday, the cast of the highly anticipated EXPENDABLES 2 hit Los Angeles, ready for their West Coast press junket.  But there was one man who was missing…

Star Sylvester Stallone, who is also the film’s writer, was noticeably absent from the affair.  He hasn’t been seen in public since his 36-year-old son, Sage was found dead in his home last month.  And the pain was definitely felt by his co-stars:

UFC champion Randy Couture said that while the crew misses Stallone, he’s where he needs to be:

“We miss him here. This is his gig…This is his thing and we’re all here because of him. So, we definitely miss him, but we understand…He’s where he needs to be right now.”

Terry Crews said that as a fellow father, strength doesn’t matter…he can’t imagine how Sly feels:

“Our hearts are with him. [Randy and I] both have kids — I can’t imagine [losing a child]. There are no words to that kind of pain, to have to go through something like that…He’s one of the toughest people I’ve ever met, ever known — a kind man — and our prayers and our hearts are with him.”

Stallone’s former ROCKY IV rival Dolph Lundgren said that while he hasn’t heard from him since the tragedy, there is nothing worse that could happen to a father:

“I haven’t spoken to him [since Sage passed], but it must be really rough…That’s the worst thing that can happen to somebody — to lose your kid.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme added “All my love to [Sly’s] family… it’s very personal. He’s a great guy.”

EXPENDABLES 2 hits theaters on August 17.  No word on when Stallone will be seen again in public.

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Disney Reveals Early Unseen Sketches Of Buzz Lightyear Who Was Almost Called ‘Lunar Larry’

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The space ranger could have looked a lot stranger.

It has been 25 years since Toy Story hit theaters…god we’re getting old…which means we have loved Buzz Lightyear for decades now. The beloved space ranger has become a staple in pop culture with his zest for adventure and signature catchphrase but what if Buzz was never “Buzz?”

To celebrate the milestone anniversary Disney has shared sketches of the early concepts for Buzz Lightyear who was actually going to be named “Lunar Larry.” Points for alliteration but sounds more like a cheesy superhero parody than a cool, futuristic action figure that every kid would have on their Christmas list. The pencil drawings vary in style but most of them feature an “LL” on the rangers chest. As time went on, the renderings began to look more and more like the Buzz we all know and love.

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Along with the sketches, Disney also announced the launch of their virtual film festival “Pixar Fest.” The family-friendly fest will premiere on August 9th in the UK with an epic stream of Pixar movies on Disney+ along with other exciting content such as watchalongs, animator masterclasses, quizzes, arts and crafts for kids, and product releases. 

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Disney Just Released A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Board Game And It Looks Wickedly Fun

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*Souls of innocent children not included.

Grab your broomsticks, stir up the cauldron and light your magic candles because game night just took a wicked twist!

Partnering with Ravensburger, Disney just released a Hocus Pocus board game and it will make for a magically good game night. This board game is unique in that game players are not competing with one another, rather they must all work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their potion before sunrise. With the help of Thackery Binx the cat, you will have to dodge Winifred, Sarah and Mary as they cast spells and use potions to thwart your valiant efforts.

“The Black Flame Candle has been lit. Now the Sanderson witches you must outwit; Or with a wretched evil potion, a foul spell they’ll set in motion. Stun the witches and ruin the brew before the sun can rise anew! Work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from draining the lives of Salem’s children by ruining their potion before the sun rises!” It’s like being in the movie!

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The Hocus Pocus board game is available for $19.99 on Amazon and includes one cauldron board, 50 Ingredient cards, a Witch board, 13 Spell cards, a Sun token, 4 trick tokens, a rulebook, and one black cat Binx meeple. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up and 2-6 people can play at a time. The game takes about 30 minutes to complete which is perfect for a game night with friends and family…don’t want another never ending Monopoly situation here.

To purchase your own Hocus Pocus board game click here!

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‘The One And Only Ivan’ Is Torn Between His Two Worlds In The Adorably Meaningful Disney+ Trailer

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Leave it to talking animals to teach us an important lesson about where we belong.

The trailer for the Disney+ The One And Only Ivan promises a story filled with heartwarming conversations, endearing characters and a star studded cast. Based on the best-selling children’s book by Katherine Applegate, the film follows the story of Ivan the silverback gorilla who is torn between staying with his circus family and the man who raised him or returning to his roots in the jungle. The animals talk too, by the way, which is just icing on the cutesy cake.

The film is jam packed with A-list talent like Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Hellen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Chaka Khan, Mike White, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, and Bryan Cranston.

The One And Only Ivan is available for streaming on August 14th.

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