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Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad Fight Bigotry in Gritty First Trailer for ‘Marshall’

The ‘Black Panther’ star steps into the role of the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, in the upcoming biopic.

Just weeks after the Black Panther teaser debuted online and drove fans wild, Chadwick Boseman is back in the first trailer for Marshall.

Boseman, a veteran of biopics 42 and Get on Up, stars as the titular Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice in American history.

The trailer begins with a bar fight among Boseman and a group of bullies, setting the tone for the gritty trailer that showcases the early days of Marshall’s life, before he helped desegregate schools in the Brown v. Board of Education trial in 1954.

“I only represent innocent people, people accused because of their race. That is my mission,” Boseman tells Sterling K. Brown’s Joseph Spell as he sits behind bars. 

Josh Gad appears as Sam Friedman, a fellow attorney hired by the Bridgeport NAACP, who worked as Marshall’s partner. Gad also gets jumped by a group of attackers. “You’re one of us now,” Boseman tells him.

“The only way to get through a bigot’s door is to break it down,” Boseman says as the trailer closes on a scene in which he takes a nip from a flask by a “Whites Only” water fountain.

The film opens in October.


This 10-Year-Old Is Creating A Device To Prevent Infants From Dying In Hot Cars

After Bishop Curry heard his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant died from being in an overheated car, he decided to create a life-saving device to prevent incidents like this from reoccurring ― as any responsible 10-year-old would.


“It kind of came in my head,” Bishop told HuffPost of his device, the Oasis. 


The Oasis would respond to rising temperatures by emitting cool air and use an antenna to signal parents and authorities. At the moment, Bishop only has a 3-D clay model of the device, but his father, Bishop Curry IV, began a GoFundMe campaign for the Oasis in January.


“I got lots of help from my parents,” Bishop said. 


Attorneys advised the family that the minimum amount they’d need for prototyping and manufacturing fees, as well as a patent for the device, is $20,000. 



The GoFundMe campaign has already exceeded that $20,000 goal and, as of Monday, has raised over $23,700. Bishop, who will begin sixth grade in the fall, told Fox News last week that in addition to his parents, his classmates and friends are fully behind him on his projects. 


“They want to work for me,” he said. 

Last June, CNN reported that the number of hot-car deaths had nearly tripled compared to the same time in 2015, which had 24 hot-car deaths in total.

When Curry grows up, he wants to center his career around inventions, including a time machine. 


YouTube’s New L.A. Studio Will Help Creators Crank Out VR Videos

CANNES, France—YouTube wants to help creators make more VR video, so it’s announcing a new program today at Cannes to arm folks with the equipment and expertise that they need to do so.

The VR Creator Lab will be housed within YouTube Spaces Los Angeles, where top creators and brands learn the platform’s best practices and make videos. The three-day program will offer creators cameras and equipment, tools for stitching clips together and resources including training sessions and talks from Google that will all center around making VR videos.

To participate in the program, creators need to have already made two 360-degree videos, have at least 10,000 subscribers, go through an orientation and be at least 18 years old.

Adweek sat down with Google’s VR business boss Amit Singh to talk about the new studio and how brands are using virtual and augmented reality.

“We teach you how to do it, we handhold you, we help you with creative so that you can experiment,” said Amit Singh, Google’s vp of business for augmented reality and virtual reality. “Whether it’s original content or an ad that you’re building for a brand, this technology should start to become mainstream.”

After the program ends, creators are tasked with producing at least four VR videos and one behind-the-scenes clip. Participants will also meet at the L.A. YouTube Spaces every two weeks from Aug. 28 to Nov. 6 to talk about their VR projects and meet with mentors.

Google has also greenlighted VR series with Major League Baseball, Vogue magazine and Discovery Travel. The studio will work with creators and brands to develop different types of content specific to VR.


For example, the NFL worked with Google late last year to make a VR series. One of the biggest learnings about the series is that people don’t want to watch games using a headset. “The energy and 12 hours before the game [and] the search query interest in the game and all the activation before the game is bigger than the game,” Singh said.

Based on those learnings, MLB’s series will focus on content around the games and players.

The league will, “do a bunch of behind-the-scenes dugout, player interviews and stuff that you haven’t seen before,” Singh said. “Whether you do it in a big headset or a Cardboard or the Major League Baseball app, you can see the pitch in three dimensions.”

The education part is particularly important in getting brands up to speed on the shift from mobile to virtual reality.

“People are looking for that next deeper immersion,” Singh said. “It’s moving from a gimmick or marketing activation to where there’s storytelling about the brand tied into the series—that’s where we’re trying to go next.”


The Fidget Spinner Is Google’s Latest Easter Egg Distraction

I wasn’t above squeezing an occasional round of Doom in between study sessions in college, and am certainly not shy about catching some Pokémon if any are lurking in my office (that’s a no).

But if I have a particularly busy workday and want to kill 30 seconds before entering a meeting, or want to keep my attention focused during a meeting, Google’s got my back with some sweet search engine Easter eggs. They just added a new one. It rhymes with “digit sinner.”

Fidget Spinner

The latest edition to Google’s list of Easter eggs is the iconic fidget spinner, now digitized for your perpetually spinning pleasure. Searching for “spinner” and clicking the toy makes it spin in your browser window; you can spin it with your finger on your smartphone, too. There’s also the option to change the fidget spinner to a numerical spinning wheel if you need a random number from one to twenty. You can’t modify any colors, but then again if it were any more interactive you’d probably waste even more time.


Enter “tic tac toe” for Google’s take on the two-person board game. You can futz with the three difficulty settings and, if you’re sitting next to an equally unproductive coworker, compete against them on the same machine in two-player mode.


Appearing as a Google doodle in 2010, searching for “Pac-man” will bring up a playable version of the game in your browser. Instead of the traditional layout of pac-man games past, the field of play spells out, of course, Google.


I’m not exactly sure how Microsoft doesn’t have a patent on every implementation of the classic card game solitaire, but Google’s version (search for “solitaire,” of course) offers two difficulty settings as well as a timer, score, and number of moves made.


Superman Returns On This Striking Justice League Poster; Trailer Reveal Planned For San Diego Comic-Con

How fitting is it that Warner Bros. and DC plan to unveil the new (and perhaps final?) trailer for Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s Justice League at San Diego Comic-Con next month?

Last year, the studio showcased a special reel of footage to those in attendance at Hall H and now, almost a full year later and with Snyder’s ensemble movie fast approaching the finish line – with the help of Joss Whedon (Batgirl), of course – Warner Bros. is reportedly ready to roll out the second full-length Justice League trailer.

Word comes by way of Twitter, which also unearthed the film’s brand new poster (seen in the gallery below). It retains the same style and color scheme of previous Justice League one-sheets, wherein all DC icons stand shoulder to shoulder, staring off into the distance at some unseen threat. But this time, Superman returns. And not a moment too soon.


Clear your schedule, folks; SDCC is looming on the horizon, and now that the DC Extended Universe has received a welcome shot in the arm thanks to Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. will no doubt hope to strike while the iron is hot to unveil some new footage for Justice League. The bigger question is whether the studio will go one step further to shed light on some of its other in-development blockbusters (Aquaman, perhaps?) when the lights go down in Hall H. Stay tuned for more on that one as the weeks wear on.

Ready to unite the League? Warner Bros. will call upon Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Henry Cavill’s resurrected Man of Steel to defend Earth from otherworldly threats when Justice League bows on November 17th.

Tell us, what are you hoping to see in the new trailer? Take to the comments section and give us your thoughts!


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