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Disney To Benefit From Marvel's Expansion Into Tv - Yahoo Finance

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Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Disney to Benefit from Marvel's Expansion into TV By Zacks Equity Research 6 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done After attaining success in the film business, media giant The Walt Disney Companys ( DIS ) Marvel Studios forayed into the world of television last year with Agents of SHIELD. The show was a spin-off from The Avengers and has also added Agent Carter recently, which will be screened on the U.S network, ABC. Agent Carter will have Hayley Atwell who will replay her role from Captain America. Though Agents of SHIELD faced many hurdles in the first season, Marvel intends to build on this new development as it recently penned an agreement with Netflix, Inc. ( NFLX ) for online streaming of four of Marvels TV series along with a miniseries. Starting with Daredevil, which is scheduled to premiere at least after a year, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will follow, with an expectation of enhancing Marvels business.
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Pasadena Weekly - Out of This World

Tweet it! SHARE IT! What if Han Solo was the front-and-center star of the original Star Wars movies, and what if his team consisted of a talking raccoon, a mutant tree-man, a hulking giant and a hot green woman, instead of a Wookie named Chewbacca, a couple of robots and a clueless brother-sister duo? Thats basically the question asked by Guardians of the Galaxy, and the answer is you would still have a pretty good time, if not a timeless classic. Guardians is perhaps the summers most original film, with the folks at Marvel and Disney studios taking a chance on a big-budget ($170 million) mix of sci-fi action and comedy. Part of the risk really comes from the fact that Guardians has no big movie stars in its cast of on-screen humans, centering instead on the charms of veteran TV actor Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation, with Bradley Cooper providing the voice of Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel serving almost as an in-joke as the voice of the grunting tree-man, Groot, and Zoe Saldana playing the green hero after establishing her bona fides playing a hot blue hero Avatar. Pratt stars as Peter Quill, who has given himself the nickname Star-Lord and loves to brag about it to everyone he sees. The film opens with Peter as a young boy watching his mother die in a hospital before he runs outside and is inexplicably zapped by a spaceship and hurtled into the heavens. Now an adult, he is a junk collector working with a group called the Ravagers in search of a metallic orb that is wanted badly by a diverse group of creatures aside from his boss, Yondu (Michael Rooker). The green woman, Gamora, is first on that list, as a highly trained assassin under orders from an evil overlord named Thanos to grab the orb at all costs. The sarcastic Rocket and his sidekick Groot are also in hot pursuit, though the four quickly decide to team up rather than fight when they realize they need each others particular skills and can split a $4 billion bounty if they deliver the orb to the highest bidder in 24 hours. There are almost too many more creatures and characters, as the movie bounds from one weirdly named galactic location to another at a sometimes confusing pace. But the movie builds momentum and tension well, with the last half-hour a slam-bang barrel of fun that is much less serious than the climactic battles of just about every Marvel movie outside of The Avengers itself. The wizard behind it all is James Gunn, who directed the film and co-wrote the script with Nicole Perlman, based on a series of comics written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Those comics were a daring experiment in themselves, an attempt to create an alternate form of superheroes that served almost as a spoof of The Avengers but with just enough plotline to be compelling as well as funny. Gunn has done a couple of my favorite movies in the past decade the highly unique comedy-horror mash-up Slither and the indescribably original Super, in which Rainn Wilson of The Office plays a put-upon nebbish who decides to gain revenge on society by becoming a superhero vigilante and winds up taking things way too far.
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The travel agent is constantly selling a particular supplier and has the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isnt directly at fault. Travel suppliers value the travel agents business much more than any individual traveler. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that traveler, and their travel agent, are happy. 4) Cost-Savings The best travel agents have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience:free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you cant. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent) 5) Time-Savings Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks depending on the complexity of the travel plans you can have an expert do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. They do it for every component of the tripand very often do it at no cost to you. 6) Safety Net If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on them to assist you. A travel agent will suggest and arrange alternate travel arrangements , help you to deal with any travel emergency you may have, and put you in touch with the right local people to answer your needs. 7) On the Cutting Edge They are on the cutting edge of what's new: Travel agents are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. They have relationships with their best travel partners who keep them informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have. So if you want to travel on the latest and greatest, agents are the way to go! 8) You Pay the Same Anyway! More than 98 percent of hotels are parity priced. That means the cost is the same whether you book it yourself or have the travel agent do the work. Some travel agents even have websites that feature the same inventory, bookable in real time, as Expedia and Orbitz.
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